Covet Soaps: Product Review

Today I had the pleasure of sampling a product from a Texas business called “Covet Soaps”. I received a message stating that I won free samples and it would be shipped to me.  I, of course was ecstatic and it would be a nice change of pace from my daily routine of running my own business. The first thing that I love is their description on their Instagram page which says  “COVET your skin & have a FLING with your bath! Creating natural bath treats from our Texas farm house, follow our journey”. The second thing is the word ‘natural’. As all of you know, I am a big believer in natural products and this business had my attention. Hence, I had to do a review to let all of you know about it. A cute little box arrived in the mail and as soon as I opened it, the aroma from the bath flings burst out. Inside, wrapped nice and neat in colored tissue paper, were the samples. The smaller fling was labeled bubble gumrose which smelled fantastic and the larger fling had no label but it did have the company logo on it . The final sample was labeled Sprig Soap. Finally, there was a little card with their social media sites stamped on it.

I used the samples and I loved them!  My favorite, which I am still using in my bathroom, is the sprig soap, I love the texture and it has a lemon clean smell to it which I absolutely love, love, love. Also, it did not dry out my skin after using it.  The large bath fling was great and my favorite part is that it didn’t leave a stain in my bath tub. There was a little after-residue like all bath products but I just ran water over it and it washed down the drain easily.  The best part about the large fling was how it sizzled in the water and I got to squeeze it like a stress ball…lol When you squeeze it, it releases more of their formula into the water making the bath water even more luxurious as it colors the water into an orange hue. Bottom line, I would recommend this business if you would like to try some great products that are natural and great on the skin. Supporting small businesses like this one, helps support the Earth itself! The links to some of their sites are shown below as well as some sample pictures:

https://www.facebook.com/Covetsoap/

https://www.instagram.com/covetsoaps

https://www.twitter.com

 Perfect Halloween Costume 

The day to find the perfect Halloween costume is right around the corner! Perfect Halloween Costume: What does that really mean? Should you dress up as something scary or maybe something cute? For me, I love the thrill of reinventing myself for at least one night of the year. The possibilities of creating an alter ego or bringing back that lost childhood memory. Like Peter Pan from Neverland, you never want to grow up. 

So here are a few tips on choosing that perfect costume: First, make sure that you choose a theme that is unique to your personality. Second, you should feel proud to wear it out in public and wouldn’t mind your grandparents seeing it. Third, most importantly, HAVE FUN! 

There are soo many different places to get a costume. Some people will even make their own from raw materials and fabric. Here in Charleston, SC one of the popular stores to find a great costume at is ‘Spirit Halloween’. I had the pleasure of visiting this place a few days ago and found it stocked with great stuff with a cheerful cashier girl greeting you as soon as you enter. Seeing all the different Halloween decorations put me in such great spirits that I couldn’t help but try on things and touch everything on the shelves. I would highly recommend anyone looking for the perfect costume or just an idea, to visit this place. Regardless, its a celebration to remember with candy, laughter, and great memories being made. Happy Hunting!  

**Address to the Spirit Halloween that I visited: 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston SC 29407

 

 

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

  Total Solar Eclipse 2017 is almost here, so plan your eclipse party and get ready for darkness! Yep…this is a rare celestial phenomenon that you don’t want to miss since the last one of these events happened in 1979. Total solar eclipse of 2017 is when the moon will be blocking out the sun with a temperature drop of about 10 degrees, and it can be seen from the west coast of America to the east coast. The event will only happen in America on August 21st 2017 and no one from outside the country will be able to witness it first-hand. 

  The phenomenon will last for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds in each spot. As it journeys across the country, it will complete its path in about 1 1/2 hours. However, the total solar eclipse will only be visible in a few states, starting in Oregon. A partial eclipse, which is the darkening of the sky, will be seen by all of America which will last about 2-3 hours. Here are the following states by order that will give you the best views of the event and will have a total solar eclipse: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and ending in South Carolina.

 The Total solar eclipse will begin at 10:15am in Oregon and at 2:36pm in South Carolina. Please make sure to ONLY use approved solar eclipse glasses since viewing the event with the naked eye or unapproved glasses can cause irreparable eye damage. If you miss this August event, don’t worry, you still have a chance to see it in Argentina and Chile on July 2019. Have a safe and happy viewing!

 

  

Soy Wax Candles vs Paraffin Candles

Okay, so you have decided to finally purchase that wonderful candle. Maybe the candle is for yourself or maybe its a gift for a loved one. In the end, you are stuck in the middle of the great debate and must ask yourself: Which candle is a better choice? Soy Wax Candles Vs Paraffin Candles

Before you make a purchase, consider this, what type of wax is being used in the creation of the candle you are purchasing. I personally believe that soy wax is the better option for candles. Here are some of the reasons why: 

Soy Wax is made from natural vegetables and is biodegradable. Yep! that means you can literally wash it away with soap and water which makes spills a breeze to clean up. Paraffin will be a lot more difficult, if not impossible to clean up should a spill occur due to the fact that it is not biodegradable. Generally, soy wax burns longer than paraffin candles and fragrances are usually stronger as well.  You will also be supporting farmers and stimulating the economy by purchasing soy candles; that’s always a plus in my book. Keep in mind, soy candles will not produce petro-carbon soot, that in turn means less soot and healthier air in the household. Paraffin is a  refined gasoline by-product so there will definitely be a lot more soot in the air causing problems associated with soot-deposits. 

Candles help create a beautiful ambience and in some cases, will even set the mood of the environment or person. Hopefully, this blog entry will help make choosing a candle a lot easier and help promote a healthier living for yourself and your loved ones. If you have trouble finding good soy candles to purchase, I have a lot of great choices available in my store. Blessed be!