Facial Créme

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I used to be so terrified of moisturizing my face. I thought it would just turn me into a greasy, oily mess. When I turned about 18, I realized that moisturizer is one of the most important steps in skin care. Luckily for you, my absolute favorite moisturizer is our Facial Crème. This stuff is packed full of amazing things for your skin: red raspberry seed oil, jojoba oil, meadow-foam oil, rose absolute, omega 3’s, and that’s just to name a few. It works for all types of skin as well. My skin is an even combination of oily and dry. My T-zone is typically very oily, and my cheeks, chin, and nose are very dry. I try to incorporate the Facial Crème into my skin care routine after I’ve taken off my makeup, cleansed my face with the Rose & Coal facial bar, and hydrated any problem areas with the Hydrating Facial Serum. I usually just massage a small, dime-sized amount onto my cheeks, chin, and nose until all the product has been absorbed.

If you struggle with an irrational moisturization fear, like I did, worry no more! Keeping your face hydrated is one of the best ways to maintain healthy, glowing, vibrant, skin. And always make sure you are applying moisturizer to your neck as well! Just the other day my mother informed me that forgetting to moisturize your neck while you’re young is a grave mistake, so be sure to keep that in mind while you go through your skin care regime.

 

P.S this (or any of our facial line) would be a fantastic gift for your mom, grandma, aunt, or the mom in your life. Our entire Facial Line is on sale for 20% off from May 7-12. Mother’s days is this Sunday, the 13th, so hurry on in and get your mom the gift she deserves.

 

 

-xoxo, Hannah, Team Goodlife.

 

 

Glowing skin on a budget

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College is the land of Ramen Noodle diets, late nights spent pretending to study but actually watching Netflix, ripping your hair out, and having to call your mom or dad with your head between your legs when you run out of money. With tuition fees and rent due right around the corner, the last thing on your mind is “hmmmm what high-end body products can I go get today?” College turns you into a bargain shopper which in turn leads to cheap and generic substitutes for skin care.

A word of caution to the humble student trying to juggle adulting on top of schoolwork. Don’t skimp on your skin care! Confidence and feeling good about yourself are keys to being successful. You may think that the $1.98 tube of lotion you found is a steal but it’s actually going to harm you in the long run. Fortunately for you, I’m here to give you the ‘deets’ on what products we carry that can be used in a variety of ways and save you money but keep your skin feeling great!

The number one product we carry that I think everyone should own is our Versailles Lotion. This lotion is so useful and versatile.

  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Mix it with your loose powder ( my favorite is FitMe ) and apply for a tinted moisturizer in the hot summer months
  • Apply to legs after shaving to soothe and smooth
  • Use a tiny dab ran through hair to control and maintain frizz
  • Use as a primer underneath liquid foundation
  • Mix with sunscreen to help with tanning as opposed to burning
  • Apply to hands to attract a boyfriend because it smells like chocolate.

This lotion is a must have for anyone on a budget. It is so useful and lasts FOREVER! I only went through a bottle and a half in two semesters of school and I used it every single day.

The other product we carry that I highly recommend, is our Lip Balm. If you aren’t prone to losing them every 5 seconds they last for so long! They moisturize, smell great, and are just a touch glossy. Here are several great uses I’ve found with our Lip Balms:

  • Apply over lipstick for a glossier finish
  • Mix with powder blush for a DIY cream blush
  • Apply a small swipe throughout hair to control frizz
  • Run along the edge of a stuck zipper to help it go up or down

With just two simple products you can easily minimize your messy makeup drawer and keep that tight budget under control.                  

-Hannah, Team Goodlife.

Coffee scrubbin’ benefits

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coffe scrubbin benefits

“I don’t want no scrub…” Wait, yes I really do! Blue Bossa body scrubs have benefits that your skin is going to fall in scrub with.

Your skin works pretty hard to protect you during weather changes and in all of your daily doings. It might be time to give it some needed attention. A little scrub-a-scrub could even help it continue to work just as hard while looking radiant and feeling baby soft.

  • exfoliation: removing dead or dry skin and residual dirt while giving way to hair follicles giving you a better shave and preventing ingrown hairs.
  • blood flow:  increasing blood flow while reducing the appearance of cellulite
  • skin texture: constricts blood vessels in the skin to make them tighter and firmer
  • anti-inflammatory: the caffeic acid in coffee aids anti-inflammatory activity and skin wound healing
  • aromatherapy: the scent of coffee is calming and antidepressant

toddorangewild orangeWild orange + coffee scrub smells like the perfect morning! Coffee beans roasted to their peak of fragrance combined with the sweet, pungent smell of freshly squeezed oranges. Sweet citrus notes combined with the deep, brown aroma of coffee is sure to make bath/shower time a good time. As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.toddvanilla

vanilla bean: For all of the indulgent, sweet toothed people, this is the scrub for you! Sweet, creamy vanilla combined with toasty coffee beans. The guilt free version of the most indulgent brew! As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.

Cocoa coffee WBGdark cocoa: Can we just take a minute to celebrate the marriage between chocolate + coffee & how they’ve changed our lives forever?? P.s this scrub in entirely calorie free!! (please do not eat the scrub). Dark cocoa adds the richness and coffee adds the body of this delicious coupling of a scent. As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.toddpeppermint

peppermint: Fresh, tingly, cooling peppermint combined with a deep, full bodied coffee bean is the ultimate combo to feel invigorated! Minty, fresh, and robust. As always, our scrubs are made up of organic, skin-loving ingredients such as cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.

 

Up next.. The compelling tale between two siblings, body scrub and facial polish.

coffee scrubbin benefitsOnce upon a time in the land of Blue Bossa lived two beautiful and organic scrub siblings. These sisters were so similar that other products in the kingdom would mistake them for twins and frequently ask which is a better option. This was quite upsetting for these sisters for they had such different strengths, Body Scrub could not do what Facial Polish could do and vise versa . Yes, at the base these sisters were made of the same ingredients, as families usually are but each had unique add ins for their own individual purposes. Body scrub gave exfoliation and attention to the body as a whole while Facial Polish highlighted just the face with smaller more gentle coffee grounds. Facial Polish contained 3 extra facial specific oils to help protect, moisturize and rejuvenate delicate facial skin. Body scrub knew that her 4 sent options would bring joy from the shoulders down to the toes.

Not one scrub better then the other, they work together like sisters should to give attention and hydration to their intended areas. The end of this tale is in your hands, must you pit one sister against the other? Or use them according to their gifts? Its up to you. Personally I want Prince Charming to come riding in the story.

facial polish

coffee scrubbin benefitsred raspberry seed oil: natural sun protectant, high in linoleic acid, a fatty acid that helps regenerate cells and bring moisture to skin

borage seed oil: anti- inflammatory

cocoa absolute: high in natural antioxidants and elastin helping to nourish skin.

 

 

4 step facial routine

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4 step facial routine

Here it is, our ‘how to’ on our 4 step facial line.

Your face is important to us and we’ve handmade our products to be as naturally organic and beautiful as you are to gently wash away the muck of everyday.

4 step facial routine

step 1: cleanse

cleanse skin 1-2 times daily to sweep away makeup and pore clogging impurities. Dampen your skin with warm water, lather both sides of bar and massage into face avoiding eyes. Rise thoroughly with warm water.

our facial bars: Lets go back to the bar, we are face deep in cream and liquid facial cleansers when we had it so good with the bar. So bar one or bar two you say? Our Rose + Coal combination bar is everybody’s fav. I’d try that one first unless you are on the oily side, then we suggest the Sea Clay + Coal. Both clays have the ability to absorb impurities like makeup, oil and dirt while they differ in how much they are absorbing from the skin. Our sea clay pulls just a tad more then our rose. We know there’s a charcoal craze right now, and for good reason. Charcoal detoxifies, it naturally penetrates and draws other elements into itself leaving your skin clean without chemicals. Purely organic and NEVER a trace of parabens or formaldehyde.

 

4 step facial routine step 2: exfoliate

use 1-2 times weekly to remove dead, dry skin and residual dirt. With dampened skin use pea size of polish, gently rub in circular motions around face and neck. For best results let sit for 3-5 minuets. Rinse and pat dry.

our facial polish:  Exfoliation and natural caffeine in one? That’s the type of multitasking we’re all about! Did you know caffeine can perk up your skin just as much as it can perk up your mind?! Caffeine shrinks the tiny blood vessels in your face making your skin appear tighter, smoother, and can banish those dark circles under your eyes! No one has to know you decided to binge watch something on Netflix last night instead of catching a healthy dose of Z’s, after all, who hasn’t done that? Our facial polish is loaded full of a finely ground coffee (gentle enough for your face), cocoa butter and vitamin E oil to ensure your face is hydrated and glowing from the inside out. Use this polish as often as needed to slough off those dead skin cells and rejuvenate tired or dry skin. Purely organic and NEVER a trace of parabens or formaldehyde.

4 step facial routine

 

 

step 3: tone

use after cleansing and exfoliating or throughout the day to refresh skin. Close eyes and spray toner over face and neck following cleansing and let air dry.

our cucumber tonic: A personal facial mist to carry in your purse or makeup bag to use at your leisure? Yes please! We love this as a mid-day makeup refresher, to use as a facial tonic, sunburn relief, or even a complete mind refresher! Cucumber has some amazing qualities which makes it so wonderful for the skin! It hydrates, it flushes out toxins, it reduces redness and inflammation, plus it delivers skin-loving vitamins A, B and C, as well as minerals magnesium and potassium. Other shining ingredients that will make your skin glow are organic aloe juice, Roman chamomile distillate, grapeseed oil, and green tea extract. Purely organic and NEVER a trace of parabens or formaldehyde.

4 step facial routine step 4: moisturize

apply face cream morning and evening after cleansing, exfoliating and toning. Use pea size amount to distribute and gently smooth over face and neck.

our facial cream: You’ve found it! The holy grail of facial moisturizers! Sit down. Have a drink. Stay a while. That’s right, we may sound a little over confident but if your sister with the oily complexion can use it along with your aunt Mary, who’s insufferably dry, as well as yourself who’s a little of both, then yeah, we think that’s something to celebrate. This is a fragrance free product but has a naturally occurring earthy yet slightly sweet scent. A pea size amount is recommended for face/neck area unless you’re experiencing extra dryness. Rich with red raspberry seed oil, borage, jojoba, and meadowfoam oils. Purely organic and NEVER a trace of parabens or formaldehyde. 

our facial travel kit: Don’t we all love and squeal over small travel size things! Go ahead and love on this kit even if you aren’t headed on a trip. The smaller size containers makes it the easiest way to sample the whole line to see if you’ll love it like we do! Plus it has a loofa. Limited quantity, get it while its in stock.