Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Get This Not That 2014 (5 Videos) & BF Sales List (ongoing)

Hello All

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Sales you can check out online:
Zuresh  click on the "special offers" tab on the site to see the packages that are on sale. I think package #2 is a nice deal.

Alikay Naturals 40% off everything on 11/28
Carol's Daughter 30% off any order 30 or more use code HOLIDAY30 40% off any order of $50 or more use code HOLIDAY40. This deal starts now and  ends 11/30/14
Bel Nouvo you must sign up for the mailing list to receive the code.
Darcy's Botanical 25% off using the code THANKYOU
Karen's Body Beautiful 30% off  if you have a minimum purchase of $50 use the codehairlove if you purchase KBB items from a Target store you can get a $5 Target gift card if you have a $50 minimum. You will have to email your receipt to from now through Dec 2nd. 
Soultanicals 35%  (on Saturday) to 40%  (Black Friday) off  &  free goodies will be thrown in on some orders. I didn't see a code for Soultanicals
Curl Junkie 25% off from Nov. 27th through the 28th at 5pm use the code THANKS2014
Oyin Handmade 25% off and free shipping from Black Friday through Cyber Monday the code is #BLACKFRIDAY (include the hash tag symbol)
My Honey Child 50% off your entire order, 8oz products ONLY use the code MYHC 
She Scent It 30% off use the code givethanks14 excludes trail sizes.
JaneCarter Solutions 40% off of select items - sale begins 11/28/14 at 12 am.
Beja Flor Naturals 25% off and free shipping on orders $75+ use the code BFNHOLIDAY from Nov. 24th- Dec. 1
Camille Rose Naturals 25% off Nov 29th only, use the code CRNBLACKFRIDAY
Karen's Body Beautiful 30%  off on Black Friday using the code BLACKFRIDAY

Brown Butter Beauty 25% off using the code BLACKFRIDAY you can shop here on the ETSY site or on the website here.
Curls (Frizz Free Curls) 50% off using the code BLACKCURLSROCK for Black Friday
Earth's Nectar 30% off use the code Earth30 on Black Friday.
Entwine Couture will have different sales Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Please click the link to visit the site for details.
Thank God I'm Natural (TGIN) all full size hair products on same for $9.99 use the code TGIBF (they sell hair, makeup and skin care items.) 30% off your entire order of $40+ with the code BLACKFRIDAY (this weekend only).
Becca Cosmetics 20% off if you spend $50+ use the code GOLD20 this code is valid starting today 11/27/14
OCC 20% off everything from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (no code provided)
Stila will sell select duos for $15 use the code BLACKFRIDAY

Skin Care

Scentsational Soaps and Skincare Winter Wonderland get free shipping if you spend $100.
100 % Pure they are selling mystery bags at different price levels and you can get free shipping with the code PURESHIP
Jurlique 50% off select skin care sets.
Origins Spend $35+ and use the code THANKS to get free shipping and a free day and night moisturizer.
Farmhouse Fresh 25% off using the code FRIDAY

Zoya Select sets are only $20 + free shipping if you use the code DREAMS
Butter London save 30% off your entire order using the code MISTLETOE and 50% off their
LAST ORDERS" items use the code HOLLYclick here for the 50% off items) now until Dec st at midnight.

Clothing & Shoes

H & M select items are marked down as low as 70% 
Ann Taylor 40% off full priced items and 50% off sales items use code SHOPANN for a limited time get 50% off your entire order using the code THANKS
The Limited 50% off of everything plus free shipping, use the code THANKS
Puma extra 30% off all overs and an additional 30% on all sale items, the code is  BLACKFRIDAY
JJIll 25% off entire order and free shipping on orders $100 and more, the code is FS1126
Old Navy Up to 50% off in stores and online starting on Thursday.
The Gap Factory everything in the store will be 50%-70% off through Sunday. Take an extra 20% off your purchase of 75$ or more from Thursday to 11/28/14 at 7:59 AM
New York and Co 50% to 80% off items in stores and online. In stores, the first 100 customers will receive a mystery gift card (no code)
Aerosoles 25% off everything now through Cyber Monday (no code required)
Eddie Bauer Up to 50% off everything online (no code needed )


Godiva Choclates 50% off select items, the sale starts Thursday at 12pm. Click here to see the items reduced in price.
Barnes & Noble take 30% off one item on 11/28/14, the code is BFriday14 (the Nook is excluded from this offer)
The Body Shop will give you a free tote filled with products valued at $125 if you spend $30.
Puritain's Pride (buy 1 get two free on select items and other great deals)

Friday, October 31, 2014

WNTW (What's New This Week) Earth's Nectar, Ojon, Maybelline and More


In this video check out my new favorite drugstore conditioner. I will also show you a few makeup and hair goodies from Ojon, Maybelline and Earth's Nectar.
Thanks for watching.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scentsational Soaps and Skincare review

Hello All
As I promised in my last post, here is my full review on all of the Scentsational items that I received.
If you have any comment, please leave them below.
Thanks for watching.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Scentsational Soaps Review


 For me, there is no comparison between natural soaps packed with great ingredients, and their skin drying chemically laden counterparts found on most store shelves.  So when granted the opportunity to try out some of the natural and organic soap offerings from Scentsational Soaps and Skincare, I leaped at the offer.  Pictured throughout this post you will see all of the soaps that I received, including the sample bars. So let's get to it and break down my thoughts on these soaps.
(Pictured above is the top view of the Royal Jelly Lemon Drop soap pictured at the start of this post).

Scent and Lather:
The scents of these soaps are well matched with the actual name of each bar. I started by smelling a sample bar (not pictured) of the Honeyed Pumpkin Almond soap, which smelled too good to be true. It literally smelled like honey and almonds, emphasis on the almond scent. Of all of the soaps that I tried, one of my favorite scents was the "Royal Jelly Lemon Drop" soap pictured above, it smells like a light lemongrass scent. The fragrance was amplified while I was lathering up in the steamy bathroom. After getting out of the shower I could literally smell it in the air. However, it wasn't clear to me that the scent remained on my skin after I toweled off.  I proceeded to give my skin a quick sniff and  yup, the scent of lemongrass had remained. While the scent isn't long lasting, it smells good while it lasts. The Chocolate Honey Decadence soap smells like a hot cocoa with a dash of peanut butter.
 If I wanted anything else in terms of the scent, it would be increased intensity and longevity so that I could detect it on my skin for a longer period of time without having to physically put my arm to my nose. To be fair, it could also be that I simply became so immersed in the scent that it was difficult to determine the source from which the scent emanated.

(Picture above is a decorative swirly design on the top of the Chocolate Honey Decadence Soap)

Although the specific ingredients differ from soap to soap, they all have natural and organic ingredients. You can click on and enlarge the picture of the back of the soap packaging (at the end of this post) to read the ingredient list for yourself. You will find a host of oils, honey and in the case of the Chocolate Honey Decadence soap, cocoa butter.

Price & Sizes:
The soaps range in price from $2.00 for the 1 oz sample  soaps to $8.00 for the "smooth shaving soap". The majority of the soaps are 4 oz and are sold for $7.80. This is a typical price for a single bar of soap in the natural soap arena.

Upon contact the soap seemed to soften my skin. It was such a pleasure using these soaps because it didn't dry my skin out and it continued to feel soft after I toweled off.  I suppose all of the oils in the soap help to lock in the moisture from the water....I'm guessing here but it sounds possible, so I am going to roll with it.

The full sized soaps both lasted roughly 1 week and 4 days. I haven't used a unnatural soap bar in years so I have no recollection of how long those bars use to last. I should also note that the 1 week 4 day period covered multiple daily 20 minute showers. My shower duration was subject to change based on my mood, but on average I had 20 minute sessions. If any of you still use store bought soaps please let me know how long one bar lasts for you.

Final Recommendation
Try them ALL, you may even want to start with the sampler soaps as shown below. You can even buy the soap stacker, for $6.00, which comes with 4 sample soaps. Purchasing the stacker will help you to determine the scents that are most pleasing to you if you are hesitant to purchase the large size.

(The soaps directly above this text were a part of my soap stacker, minus the Honey Orange Blossom bar which I had already used before taking this picture.). Please check my preview to the review video and you will see all of the soaps before I began using  the sample soaps. Click here
(If you enlarge this picture you will see the ingredients of the Chocolate Honey Decadence soap.)

Have you tried anything from Scentsational Soaps and Skincare?
I have already recorded a video reviewing the other items that I received from Scentational Soaps. My review of the body butter, facial, hair & lip products, liquid body wash and body scrub will all be discussed in my next post. I will hopefully have the video posted tomorrow, Thursday October 23rd...if not tonight.  
Thanks so much for reading and a huge thanks to Sarah and Chad from Scentsational Soaps and Skincare for sending me these lovely soaps.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNTW (What's New This Week)

Hello All In this video I share with you a few items that I picked up recently. These items are definitely worth a review , so look out for that soon. If you stay tuned, you will see products from Earth's Nectar, Briogeo, Sephora and more.


Thanks for watching! PJD

Friday, September 12, 2014

Preview to the Review Scentsational Soaps, Shea Moisture, Becca Cosmetics and more


In this video I give you a sneak peak of the products that I am currently reviewing for  my upcoming Scentsational Soap and Skin care video. You can find Scentsational soaps here 
In the video I  also showcase the items I forgot to include in my last WNTW video.
There are some new items that have been added to the Shea Moisture line up and I have them in this video for you.
If you want to check me out on instagram my handle is pjd01

Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 5, 2014

WNTW (What's New This Week)

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all doing well.
In this WNTW video I discuss new products from Alikay Naturals, nail polish from Julep, mascaras and much more.

 On a totally different note, do you plan on checking out the movie No Good Deed? Check the trailer below and please share your thoughts.

 Thanks for watching