Introducing: The Gnarly Whale Handmade Vegan and Cruelty Free Bath, Body and Hair Care

Introducing The Gnarly Whale. As 100% vegan and cruelty free, the brand brings low-impact, minimal ingredient body, bath and hair luxuries to men and women worldwide. Prices range from $3.50-$27.00 and products are made from scratch. Additionally, The Gnarly Whale donates 10% of profits to charity helping causes like the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the non-profit law organization Earth Justice.

gnarly whale lip balm

I love a good lip balm and the Gnarly Whale balm is perfection. Super moisturizing and they leave my lips so smooth and hydrated. The flavors are insane I tried Grasshopper and Raspberry and am torn which one I love more.

Gnarly Whale Lip Balm $3.50
Our lip balms are completely vegan, human tested and 100% made from scratch from simple ingredients. They aid in soothing chapped lips and improving the appearance of dry lips. Not tinted and only leave a small bit of a sheen when they are applied (due to the oils we use) so they are great for dudes and dudettes!

USE: Use as often as you would like! Especially great in windy or dry conditions.

 

gnarly whale body spray

Most days I don’t want to deal with heavy perfumes but want something that still smells nice. Body sprays can be nice but so many are over the top floral. I have been using Gnarly Whale’s Body Spray in the Mango scent and its fantastic. Its super light on my skin but leaves the fresh scent of mango for hours!

Gnarly Whale Body Spray $10-$16
Our body spray is specially made to ensure that it does not dry out your skin and still lasts. All body sprays are alcohol free with a moisturizing additives to leave your skin feeling soft and silky after each application.

USE: Spray directly on skin for the best results. Use as often as you would like!

 

gnarly whale face and body scrub

I was sent a sample of the lemon scrub and let me tell you its all I can do to not eat it. The scent smells like a lemon drop people! The scrub has very fine ganuales so I can use it on my face or body. I love how fresh and smooth my skin feels after a little TLC with the sugar scrub.

Gnarly Whale Face & Body Scrub $13.00
Our face and body exfoliating sugar scrubs are perfect for smoothing out rough or dry skin, especially during the winter months. They are gritty enough to clear pores and help shed dead skin, but soft enough to not aggravate sensitive skin. They are 100% made from scratch with all vegan ingredients. They are dye and fragrance free.

USE: Use on both your face and body to exfoliate your skin. Start with a small amount and massage onto your skin then rinse thoroughly.

 

gnarly whale coconut milk soap

This is one of those soaps that smells and looks so lovely I feel like I should be giving it as a gift. The only problem is its so lovely I need to keep it for myself.

I have never used a Coconut Milk soap before but I really love it. I have a Lavender scented bar and it smells divine and lathers well. After washing my skin feels clean and hydrated.

Gnarly Whale Coconut Milk Soap $5.50
Treat your skin with our detergent-free coconut milk soap! Our coconut milk soap creates a rich lather without the use of harsh detergents and helps adds moisture to the cleansing process. Completely vegan.

USE: Use in the shower or at the sink. Wet the soap and lather between your hands. Apply the lather to desired areas and rinse. Repeat if necessary.

 

You can learn more about the Gnarly Whale line and purchase at www.thegnarlywhale.com.

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


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Oscar de la Renta’s Eau de Toilette Spray is a timeless classic!

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This is one of those fragrances that is absolutely timeless. That’s a great way to describe it. You smell it, you recognize it. Smells like home.

I love Oscar de la Renta’s classic Eau de la Toilette. It’s a beautiful floral bouquet with a subtle powdery scent, heightened by a pinch of spice. The eau de toilette remains faithful to the perfume with an added touch of freshness.

Wouldn’t this make the perfect holiday gift for the woman in your life? Hint, hint!

Stars at $67


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REVIEW: Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream

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See this itty-bitty sample? Isn’t that the saddest thing ever? I hate it when I fall completely madly in love with something and all I have is this tiny sample. I’ll be cutting the tube open and scraping it out with my fingernail before the week is out.

Korres’ gorgeous, new night cream is delicious. It makes my skin feel absolutely renewed by morning! It is on the spendy side, but I think I might have to spring for it. I noticed VISIBLE results in just a couple days.

A rich firming, contouring, and lifting night cream powered by a proprietary blend of active and patented ingredients for advanced results.

This luxurious cream works overnight, the optimal time for skin to receive intense treatment, delivering a continuous dose of black pine actives while you sleep for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting action to boost skin firmness, resist deep wrinkles, and prevent sagging. The formula was discovered by blending the highly active and efficacious black pine extract with a proprietary blend containing eight unique active ingredients, five of which are patented.

Research results:
– During two years of primary clinical research, KORRES Research Lab in Athens, Greece discovered that powerful black pine polyphenols maintain the elasticity of the connective tissue better than all other polyphenols studied

Full Size $68

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


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Get Your Strands in Check This Fall!

We talk a lot about keeping our skin hydrated and moisturized come the change of seasons, but a lot of times taking care of our hair falls to the wayside. This Fall, we are all about taking care of our strands and repairing damage done after days spent at the beach and out in the hot Summer sun.

Get your locks back on track with these nourishing hair masks, that will have your hair shining and in good health in no time.

 

one n only argan mask

I love how thick and creamy this mask is. After washing my hair I add a dollop of the mask and work from the ends up. I leave it on for 3-5 minutes and when I hop out of the shower my hair is easy to comb through and feels and looks soft and silky.

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask ($9.50, stylesource.com): This creamy, rich conditioning treatment is a moisturizing hair mask that revitalizes dry and damaged hair. It restores natural moisture balance and elasticity for shinier, more manageable hair.

carols daughter tui

First thing I noticed with the Carol’s Daughter mask is how amazing it smells. Every time I open the tub I am swooning at the gorgeous scent.

This mask it so luxuriously thick and creamy  I just need a small amount to really deep condition my hair. My highlights can tend to go a bit brassy but since using the Tui Color Care Mask I have noticed my color has stayed true and my hair looks and feels much healthier from root to tip.

Carol’s Daughter Tui Color Care Hydrating Mask ($20.00, carolsdaughter.com): To instantly fix dull, color-treated hair so it can have all the softness, shine and vibrancy you want. Enriched with Cacao Butter and Olive and Maurita Fruit Oils to rescue and deeply condition your hair.

brazilian tech

If you have curly hair this is the mask for you! With natural curly and color treated hair its so hard to strike the balance between conditioning my curls and not weighing them down. That being said I am so impressed with this deep conditioner. I didn’t check the prices before trying the trio to get an unbiased opinion and frankly I am shocked how low the price is on this one.

I use a quarter size drop and work it through my hair paying close attention to the ends. After the first use I noticed a huge change in my hair. My curls not only looked better but they were soft and manageable. And I could put them in a bun and let them out later and they would still look great. I will be stocking up on this I love how great it makes my hair look and feel I am actually wearing it down, on purpose!

Brazilian Tech Keratin Deep-Penetrating Conditioning Treatment ($6.38, stylesource.com): is a protein and vitamin treatment that helps to improve the strength of hair. This high-performance professional conditioning treatment helps to restore your hair’s natural keratin that may have been lost or damaged during daily styling and chemical/color treatments.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.


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