Friday, November 20, 2009

Lips, Hair , Body and Standards of Beauty

Yu Be, a popular Japanese company, produced this minty lip balm with natural ingredients. For $5.00 you will get a non sticky lip balm that includes ingredients like rosemary, vitamin E, aloe vera, shea butter and other naturally good for you ingredients. However, please keep in mind that camphor is also on the list of ingredients so if you are pregnant this isn't the product for you.
I was not disappointed at all with this lip balm, in fact I found it worked very well as a base before applying my lip tars. It also helped to keep my lips moisturized. If you have ever tried the mentholated lip balm by Burts Bees, then you will have a pretty good idea of what this product feels like. In fact I think the Burts Bees balm has more of a minty feeling which will make your lips tingle even more than the Yu Be lip therapy balm.
If you want the Yu Be lip balm, you can get it through Sephora but only on the online store since the products are not yet available in stores.My Honey Child is still one of my go to companies when I want to bathe my hair in natural yet effective products. I tried the Olive You scalp cleanser, and again I was a happy camper. My hair was left with a moisturized feeling without feeling stripped. I would buy this product again because even some natural shampoos can leave my hair feeling a little stiff but this one did the complete opposite. This review will be short because it is similar to the countless other MHC shampoo reviews which I have done in the past. You will pay $12.00 for the 6 oz bottle and $18.00 for the 8oz bottle. Check out the ingredients below:
Ingredients: Pure Olive Oil , Vegetable Castille Base, Fresh Lemon Infusion ,Toothed Wrack Seaweed Infusion , Fresh Lime Juice ,Coconut Oil , Neroli Oil, Mandarin Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Orris Absolute.
How awesome is that, right????
Brown Butter Beauty provided me with a sample of their Lavender Red Clover natural soap when I made my last purchase. I love that this soap has pieces of lavender, leaves, and other eye catching plant life which give the soap some texture-- and its just cute to look at too!
The soap is described as a moisturizing bar and I would have to say that my skin was not feeling dry after using it. I really need to purchase the full size, $7.00 bar in order to put the moisturizing claims to the test.
Ingredients: Handcrafted with Saponified Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Unrefined Raw Yellow African Shea Butter, Soybean Oil, Castor Oil, Organic Red Clover Blossoms, Organic Lavender Blossoms, Lavender Essential Oil, Natural Purple Colorant
Here is the BBB explaination for including lavender in this soap "Lavender Medical Properties: Antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anti-inflammatory, combats excess sebum on skin."

Racial Globalization
This week Monique (yes I watched the show- don't judge me..lol) interviewed Beverly Johnson, her daughter and another model. During one point in the show Monique took a moment to acknowledge the beauty in all of the different shades represented by the 4 women on stage. There is so much beauty in all people of all backgrounds but unfortunately some people fail to see the beauty that they possess. I watched a video from the online Clutch Magazine site on racial globalization. Essentially, you have non European people getting various procedures to have a look that they feel is more acceptable in society.Check out this disturbing yet interesting video here.
What do you think of people who get plastic surgery to move away from more ethnic features? Do you think the standards of beauty have changed much over the years? Do you ever find yourself using the European standard of beauty to measure your own looks or the looks of others around you?

4 comments:

The Anti Hair Slave said...

Yu-Be is my FAVE! It's available in stores at CO Bigelow $5.00 for a tube and totally worth it!

Product Junkie Diva said...

thanks for the great info Antihair slave.
PJD

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