Friday, December 30, 2011

Zum Organic Soap

Hello, my dears! I hope your holiday break has been splendid so far!

My bestie has spoiled me a lot lately, and something she knows is that I love my beauty products, as well as trying new products out. She had gotten me a bar before, but after getting me another slice, I decided it was time to finally blog about the product.

There is an organic goat's milk soap company called Indigo Wild, who, as I have suggested, sells organic soaps called Zum bars. Below is a example of one bar that I adore.

The bar is from their citrus line, comprising of sandalwood and citrus. How delicious sounding, right?! I use this soap all the time to wash my hands with, and it smells delightful! There is another soap which she had purchased for me, a Patchouli smelling soap, and I have to admit that it does smell a bit strong, however still smells pretty good. I am just not usually one for very musky scents.

Zum soaps are sold at local stores, such as Hyvee in the United States, specifically in the state of Missouri-it comes out of a company from Kansas City, Missouri-but can also be purchased online at their website. They sell many other products, such as bath salts, spritz sprays, and body washes, all at a relatively cheap price. The soaps do smell a bit strong, so I would recommend something that sounds a bit sweeter and less musky to start out with, otherwise it could be overbearing.

Now, as the title on the back of my bag suggests, Why Choose Zum? Zum contains goat's milk, which moisturizes skin and keeps oils balanced; it contains 100% pure essential oils for aromatherapy; is manufactured by hand (impressive!); and contains Grade A Juju. The bags which the soaps come in at the super market are recyclable, which is a wonderful way to help save the environment. Or, as a Lush bag once suggested to me, you can place the bag in a sock drawer and let the scent from the soap bag scent your laundry.

In conclusion, despite the nose one might need for these soaps, they are quite nice, if even for washing hands. In a world where we strive to be eco-friendly, then I say why not give this a try?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, Darlings!

I hope that you all have a happy holiday season and a very Merry Christmas day! Peace and love to all!

Picture (C) of the website I found this one, which can be found by clicking on the image.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Zapzyt-A Cheap Solution to Acne

I bring you all one of the cheapest, best solutions to fighting zits, ZapZyt. It can be found at local drugstores or markets such as Walmart-this is where I find my supply. The bottle is small and is perfect for carrying in one's purse. The serum is also very easy to squeeze out, making it one of the least time consuming products I've ever tried.

The product is simply applied, with a small amount, to any problem areas on the face, or specific zits that are wanted gone. I have been using this for about three or four years now, and it has been very affective. I used to apply it every night without cleaning my makeup off or using any other products, and this is where that product went wrong. You can use this product only as a side product after cleaning your skin and using your skincare routine. It cannot stand alone, or your skin most likely will become extremely dry as mine did. My skin was so unhealthily dry, yet I was obsessed with having no zits on my face that I continued to use it until my parents halted me and gave me the Obage skincare routine. I now only use dabbles of ZapZyt in moderation with my skincare routine.

I cannot stress how important it is to wash your face every morning and every night. Not only does washing your face in the morning brighten your complexion and make you look more awake, but also washing your face at night is important to remove all of the dirty, grimy makeup oils. Even if you do not wear makeup, washing your face is important to get rid of oils and dirt which can still attach to your face throughout the day, whether from your hands or simply from being outdoors. Washing your face will clean out your pours, and by splashing cold water on your face, so Melanie from Beauty and Bows says, this will close your pours, thus preventing acne.

This is the ZapZyt serum. The picture is (C) of, although this can be found many other places.

In conclusion, this is an affective creme to use for preventing acne, but I highly recommend not using it alone. Be sure to wash your face every morning and every night-no more, because then the wash will become ineffective for that day.

What do you use for your skincare routine? Were you bad like me, never washing your face daily and nightly, or have you been very good about keeping care of your skin?