Hair Doozy: A Must Have Hair Tool Organizer

The Hair Doozy

You’re going to love this new product that said was a “must have” in their 2012 Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide: the Hair Doozy. It’s an organizer to hold your hot hair tools. It was designed by  R.D. Johnson and Patricia Combs.  R.D. has been a hairstylist for over twenty ­seven years and he was sick of looking at the tangled mess of his hot tools in his travel bags and thrown all around in his drawers. His client, Patricia had similar issues with her bathroom; it always a mess untangling cords and  not knowing where to put all the appliances while they were cooling.

Hair Doozy

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Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron Review

Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron

The Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron is, by far, the best styling iron I have ever owned! This model is perfect for any time of the year, but certainly in the summer, when, on the East Coast, where I live, it gets very hot and humid. I can wash my hair and let it dry naturally. Sometimes it looks great…and sometimes, it’s a disaster! To the rescue: The Karmin Pro.

Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron

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True Beauty Box Cruelty Free Cosmetics & Skin Care

True Beauty Box.  What is it?

True Beauty Box is for you if  you love to try different natural and cruelty free cosmetics and skin care!  This is a new monthly service that launched in December of 2012. Here’s how it works. Unlike other beauty boxes where you may or may not receive items that are cruelty free, Love True Natural is the company that is running the True Beauty Box. Love True Natural is a 100% natural and cruelty free beauty company.

The companies that are part of the True Beauty Box are as follows:


• Made in Germany for over 25 years

• Certified Natural, Cruelty Free
• Designed for sensitive skin
• Over 300 gluten-free products


• Certified Natural, Organic ingredients
• Gluten free and cruelty free
• Made in Germany
• Trendy, chic and affordable

True Natural

• Formulated & produced in the U.S.
• 100% natural ingredients
• NPA Certified Natural

While I encourage everyone to always double-check, True Beauty Box does guarantee that all of the products that members receive will be free of:  Parabens, PEG, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, and synthetic colors.

Another great feature of the True Beauty Box is that every month there are three to four FULL Size products, plus you will receive samples.  In addition, True Beauty Box members will have exclusive access to sales and special prices on the Love True Natural website.  The members-only promo codes are for 15% Off on
I followed the same steps that any member would to receive a box. I took a beauty profile quiz at and then I choose the style of box I wanted (Flirt, Veganista, or Indulge). After the quiz I submitted the information and was sent the Flirt Box in Organically On Trend.  It was that easy.
True Beauty Box is a month to month program, and you will receive a “sneak peak” of each beauty profile on the 12th of each month. They do that because they want to make certain that you’re going to love what you receive.  By having a month to month program, it means that you not only don’t have to make a commitment, but each month you can re-take the beauty quiz for a different beauty profile and box style. Of course, there is also the option to skip or cancel by the 15th of each month.
Just remember that after the initial charge (for your first Box), you will automatically be charged on the 16th of each month if you do not notify them.
Here is the January box:
True Beauty Box
Opening the box. As you can see, everything is nicely packed and in perfect condition!
True Beauty Box
True Beauty Box
There is usually a card to describe what is in the box, but since it was sent to me a few days ahead of schedule, mine did not have one.

What full size products were in my True Beauty Box:

Benecos Nail Polish – free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Camphor, Phthalates, and Colophony
Lavera Tinted Moisturizer – 100% natural, tinted moisturizer that is enriched with vitamins, minerals and organic Aloe Vera.
Lavera Mattifying Mineral Finish – This mineral powder gives skin a soft, velvety finish.
Sante Lipgloss in the color Rose Wood.

What Packets were in the True Beauty Box:

Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation
Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo and
Green People Intensive Repair Conditioner
(both for colored/damaged hair)

Monthly Goodie was Sassy Knots.  Sassy Knots are available in Headbands and Hair Ties. I received a hair tie and it’s great because it doesn’t snag my hair and it also doesn’t leave an annoying dent in my hair. Each hand-tied band is treated with a fray-resistant process. Great extra!

Sassy Knots

Check out Benecos nail polish in Deep Plum. A really rich, beautiful color. I have only one coat of polish and a top coat. I took this under various lights so you could see the dark, dramatic plum color. I had no trouble applying the polish and it’s so impressive that I was able to do my manicure with only one coat!!
Benecos nail polish
Sante Lipgloss in Rose Wood:
Sante lipgloss


Sante lipgloss

A glittery lipgloss in a jar. This will give a beautiful shine to your lips. You could apply it by itself, or top of a lipstick. This was very moisturizing!

Lavera Tinted Moisturizer:



Love having a pump on this moisturizer!


Notice that there is an expiration date on the bottom:



Lavera Mattifying Mineral Finish – This mineral loose powder gives skin a soft, velvety finish. Why would you use it? Loose powder will extend lip & eye makeup, and provides a finish over liquid makeup or tinted moisturizer.




I love that Lavera includes a puff with a band for you to hold to make it even easier to apply the loose powder!

The Flirt Box in Organically On Trend was an excellent value at $30.00. Check the True Beauty Box website for prices and further details.

Disclosure: I received the True Beauty Box for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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LUSH Cosmetics Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo Review

LUSH Cosmetics:

“Order Me A Pint of Beer…For My Hair!”

I purchased a LUSH Cosmetics shampoo called Cynthia Sylvia Stout. LUSH Cosmetics. I wanted to try this shampoo as I have read that beer is good for your hair if you use one that has ale hops and yeast.  Well, I am here to report that it is not a myth, and LUSH has formulated Cynthia Stout with organic vegan stout beer from a local brewery, and it contains protein to give your hair weight, smoothness, and a really beautiful shine. What they told me in the LUSH store was that this is the shampoo to use if you have hair that gets frizzy-looking when there is damp or humid weather conditions. This shampoo, though, can be used for all hair types.

LUSH Cosmetics

LUSH Cosmetics Cynthia Sylvia Stout sizes and prices:

3.3 fl. oz is $9.95

8.4 fl. oz is $19,95

16.9 fl. oz is $29.95

This LUSH Cosmetics product is Vegan, which means that it does not contain animal products of any kind. As you might expect, the shampoo does have the smell of a fine ale. However, LUSH does add fresh organic lemon juice, lemongrass oil, and cognac oil, to provide a richer and very pleasant aroma overall.

LUSH Cosmetics Cynthia Sylvia Stout Ingredients:

Stout (Beer), Water (Aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Fine & Coarse Sea Salt (Sodium chloride), Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Cognac Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus), Balsamic Vinegar, Yeast Infusion (Yeast betaglucan), *Citral ,*Geraniol , Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Almost finished with the bottle! (My husband and son also love the shampoo and use it.)

LUSH Cosmetics

I love that LUSH Cosmetics products have the photo on the back of the product with the person who made it and the date. Also, the date of expiration.

lush cosmetics label

What I love about LUSH Cosmetics Cynthia Stout:

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • It’s for all hair types, but especially beneficial for taming the frizzes!
  • For all scalps because yeast improves the health of the hair and scalp and is said to encourages new hair growth.
  • Will add lots of shine! 
  • As it did for mine, I’m sure it will give your hair lots of added volume
  • The shampoo lathers up really quickly!
  • The organic beer is local to the LUSH Vancouver manufacturing facility

Cons for LUSH Cosmetics Cynthia Sylvia Stout?

Yes, I really wish that it did not contain Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate.

In case you were wondering:

My children and I love Shel Silverstein! One of his poems is about a girl who refused to take the garbage out, and her name was: Cynthia Sylvia Stout. That’s where LUSH got the name for their shampoo (along with the clever play on words with “Stout” in the name and beer in the shampoo).

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Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil is Cruelty Free

Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil

For All Hair Types!

Badger Balm Hair Oil

Badger Hair Care:

Badger has these goals for their hair care line: “Enhance the beauty, luster and body of hair by using natural, nourishing products that work in harmony with the whole body.”

If someone has healthy hair, it looks shiny and bright. The science behind that is that light reflects from its smooth surface. The opposite of that is having damaged hair: an uneven, rough surface that makes the hair look dull. When an oil that is nourishing is worked into the hair, it starts to provide protection from chemicals, heat and UV damage. It starts to look healthy again.


The Seabuckthorn Hair Oil is for all hair types.

The glass bottle of Seabuckthorn Oil, is full of ruby red Seabuckthron Extract, then it’s blended with Apricot Oil, Pomegranate Oil, as well as Sunflower Oil.

Seabuckthorn Hair Oil, with Apricot and Pomegranate Oil, promotes hair strength and elasticity. It is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.

Apricot Oil will add moisture and shine to your hair cuticle (rich in Vitamins A, C, and E).

Pomegranate Oil contains high levels of antioxidants, and helps to promote the regeneration and strengthening of your hair (rich in Vitamins B and C).

Vitamin E protects the hair from free radical damage, and brings out your hair’s natural shine and luster.

Badger Hair Oil is 100% natural. No artificial fragrance, color, synthetic ingredients, mineral oil, silicone or silicone derivatives, or harsh ingredients.

Rosehip (Rosa Canina) possesses regenerative properties, helping hair to return to its healthiest state.


I received a half size sample, however, the full size is a 2 oz. glass bottle, and is priced at $18.99. There is a citrus aroma.

Note these important facts about Badger Hair Oil:

All of Badger products comply with the Leaping Bunny Standard. That means that you, the customer, is guaranteed that the product is cruelty free…none of Badger’s products or their ingredients, are ever tested on animals.


Badger Hair Oil is USDA Certified Organic. That means that it is made from ingredients grown and processed without chemical fertilizers, growth hormones, GMOs, or synthetic pesticides! 


USDA Organic Logo

Directions for use:

Step 1: Apply the Seabuckthorn Oil evenly to clean, dry hair. Experiment as to the amount that you will need depending on your hair type and length. Start off with one pump and add more as needed.
Step 2: Massage the Oil into your hair and scalp. Work from the roots to the tips. Use a comb or your fingers to ensure even distribution.
Step 3: Allow the Oil to soak into your hair for one hour or overnight. Badger gives the tip to use an old towel so you don’t stain your pillowcase.
Step 4: Shampoo and condition, and then style your hair.

A photo of the pump on the Badger Seabuckthorn Oil:


My experience: I try to take good care of my hair, however, I am guilty of blow drying on a regular basis; sometimes I also use a straightening iron on my wavy hair! All things that can take a toll on the hair, no matter how much I try to kid myself, so I was very happy to be able to test out this natural oil.

It would depend on your hair, but I applied two-three full pumps of the Oil to my hair, and let it soak in overnight. As instructed, I did use a towel on my pillowcase in case it stained the pillowcase. Six hours later (not much sleep!) I shampooed my hair. The Oil rinses out very quickly, and I could already feel how extra soft my hair was during rinsing!

Since then, I have tested this Oil six times, and it still looks like I have plenty left. (Remember, I have a half size sample). My clothes are not stylish, but at least I have great looking hair! In fact, after using the Oil, it was always extra soft, and very, very shiny.  The smell is citrusy, with orange the predominant smell, and also rose geranium and lavender. It’s was not at all overpowering to my nose; and remember that’s sleeping with it in my hair, too!

Can’t come up with anything that I think someone wouldn’t like about the Badger Seabuckthorn Oil. There are other Badger hair oils that are available: Badger Jojoba Hair Oil (for dry scalp) and Badger Argan Hair Oil (for dry and damaged hair) that you may wish to try for your hair care needs. You can check those out at the Badger Website.



This photo is from Badger: Scenes from the secret Badger lab: Rebecca talks to some of their reps about the new Hair Oils, and gives them a sneak peek at the exciting additions we’ll be releasing next year.


Badger Logo

Badger on Facebook and Twitter

I absolutely love the fact that all of the products from Badger have the ingredients clearly stated on their label!


Ingredients of Badger Balm Seabuckthorn Hair Oil:

*Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Oil, *Prunus Armeniaca (Organic Apricot) Oil, *Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Oil, CO2 Extracts of *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn) and *Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip), Essential Oils of *Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender), *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Sweet Orange), *Pelargonium Graveolens (Organic Rose Geranium), and Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E).

* Certified Organic

Badger has the expiration date on their products!


Badger Seabuckthorn Oil is highly recommended to add shine and luster to your hair! 

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