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Kino Coconut Lilikoi Body Lotion Review *

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Hey lovelies! Today’s post is a review on this body lotion from Kino! Kino is a brand that sells hemp-derived CBD skincare products. Their products are cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free and all natural – and I’m in love with this hand and body lotion that I’ve been trying out.

You’ve probably heard of CBD before and might be wondering what it is and what it can be used for. It’s derived from hemp and it has some pretty great benefits – it cannot get you high, since it doesn’t contain THC. People use CBD for pain control and to relieve anxiety!

This lotion smells absolutely incredible and absorbs so quickly into the skin. I personally hate when lotions leave you sticky and take forever to absorb. Since this product has CBD in it, it promotes the body’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial response and the kukui nut oil, macadamia oil, and other oils in it helps to lock in moisture and soften the skin – which is something we all need during these cold winter months.

I love using it on my legs after shaving! It doesn’t burn my skin like some other lotions do after shaving and it leaves my legs so smooth and soft. It’s overall just a really great lotion that I highly recommend.

I hope you enjoyed the post! Have you ever used anything with CBD in it? What are your thoughts? 🙂 Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: Yes, these products were sent to me to review on behalf of Kino and this post is sponsored. Sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in any way. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all for giving 100% honest reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, the item was sent to me, or I purchase if myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.

March 3, 2019
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Foxbrim Haul + Review *

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Hey my loves! Another haul comin’ at chu. Today is all about Foxbrim, a cruelty-free company who offers organic, natural skincare and hair care products, which are also affordable!

(P.s. Shout out to my friend Emily for some great pictures that I wouldn’t have been able to get on my own!)

This is by far one of my favorite products that I’ve ever tried. I have stretch marks on the back of my thighs that kind of just appeared out of nowhere and I’m really insecure about them (like not wanting to wear shorts, insecure about them). I’ve always been kind of skeptical about stretch mark creams or similar products but decided to give this one a go since it contains rosehip oil and I’ve heard that it’s good for scars and marks. I tried this at night and the next morning one of my stretch marks was faded and wasn’t as deep as it used to be (if I ran my fingers over it I could feel the indentation…) I was seriously so surprised. I apply it at least once every day, usually before bed but it is suggested to use it twice a day. I definitely recommend the Revitalizing Stretch Mark Oil, it’s what dreams are made of.

The Ocean Mineral Lotion has been my go to in the morning. It’s lightweight and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy, plus it smells good! I love that it has hyaluronic acid in it because it helps with aging and I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin since using this.

Another thing I like to use in the morning! The Lavender Mist Toner is so refreshing on the skin and it has beneficial ingredients in it to fight redness and inflammation, and the lavender essential oil helps to reduce stress and calm you down.

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This has been my go-to cleanser lately now that my acne has calmed down a little. The Coconut Mil + Honey Facial Cleanser has vitamin E oil in it, aloe vera, honey and more to give you a gentle but effective cleanse. It’s so gentle on the skin and helps to balance out my oily-ness.

The Ultimate Renewal Scar Cream is perfect for acne scars, dark spots or other parts of your body! I’ve been using it on some of my acne scars and so far, so good. It’s been lightening the spots and helps to heal the skin. The bottle is smaller than the other products, but you don’t really need a lot of it for it to do it’s job!

I also have a discount code for my readers. Get 15% off ANY and ALL Foxbrim products with the code “RAECHIC15”!

I hope you enjoyed the post. Are you interested in any of these from Foxbrim?! Let me know 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

Disclaimer: Yes, these products were sent to me to review, but sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in any way. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all about giving 100% reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, sent the item or I purchase it myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.

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July 3, 2017
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A First Look at Derma-E’s New Packaging + Review *

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2016-09-30-15-19-21 Hey loves! As you guys know, I love skincare products and do my best to keep my skin looking great. I also try to make sure that the products I use are full of healthy and natural ingredients – that’s why I’m really excited to show you what I incorporated into my skincare routine.

DERMA E is 100% vegan, cruelty free, free of GMOS, parabens and gluten – and they have eco-friendly products. They stand for skin-friendly and earth-friendly products that are also highly effective.
Here is DERMA E’s mission statement!
Since 1984, our passion for health, wellness and environmental sustainability has grown strong.
We have high ethical standards and never compromise on skin health and safety. Our 100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs. Now that’s honest-to-goodness skin care.
Purchases support global communities and the environment.

I was able to get a first look at DERMA E’s new packaging and I get to share some pictures of what their new packaging will look like!

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On the left is the packaging you probably recognize if you’ve seen DERMA E before, and on the right is their new packaging – which I think is a step in the right direction. The new packaging is so much more inviting and clean looking and makes the brand look more luxurious than it’s old packaging. I also like their new logo!

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I also like the difference in the jars – I like the frosted glass look on the right, since you can see the cream inside the jar rather than having a sticker over it. I think it looks much cleaner and nicer, just like the new box it comes in!
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The first product I was able to try was the hydrating day cream, which is formulated for dry to normal skin types and it has hyaluronic acid in it for further hydration. It claims to be an ultra-hydrating cream that plumps the skin to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles (I don’t really have a lot of these, but it is nice to know that if you’re looking for a product to combat those issues).
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I’ve been using this daily and I absolutely love it. I feel like I say I love everything, but I really love this. It keeps my face feeling hydrated all day without leaving me greasy or “thirsty” for more. I’ve noticed a change in my skin and that it’s been feeling smoother (lol, obvi). Especially with these cold months coming up, you’re going to NEED this. It’s super amazing – and for the price you really can’t go wrong. PLUS – the smell is incredible too! Kind of reminds me of grape, but maybe I’m just imagining it. 5 out of 5 stars for me.

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I also got to try out the hydrating night cream, which is from the same line as the day cream. The two paired together are a great combination and will leave your skin feeling ahhhh-mazing. After cleansing my skin, I put a thin layer of this on (you don’t really need a lot since it’s a thicker consistency than the day cream). It absorbs into the skin while you sleep and you’ll wake up with a younger looking complexion, thanks to the hyaluronic acid. It has a similar smell to the day cream, which I love.
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I have pretty dry skin so my skin just soaks both of these up, but they don’t seem to make my breakouts any worse – if anything, I think that they’ve been helping 🙂

If you’re interested in purchasing some products from DERMA E, you can pick them up at your local Target, Ulta, Whole Foods, Walgreens, etc. or online. I know you won’t be disappointed if you do!

I hope you enjoyed the post! Have you tried DERMA E before? This was my first time, so if you have suggestions for other products – let me know!

Thanks for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

Disclaimer: Yes, this product was sent to me to review, but sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in anyway. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all about giving 100% reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, sent the item or I purchase it myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews. Powered by Brandbacker.

October 12, 2016
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