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Organic Foaming Hand Soap DIY

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Do It Yourself Organic Foaming Hand Soap

This was my first time making homemade foaming hand soap.  I had no idea how easy and fun it would be to make own. It really felt like I performed a magic trick when I pumped that soap pump and this beautiful billowy white puff of soap filled my hand!

 

Cove Unscented Pure & Vegan Castile Soap

Made From Certified Organic Plant Oils

 You need to start with a good organic soap base. I am using an unscented Castile soap by Cove.  This Castile soap is vegan, organic and free of detergents, foaming agents,  chemicals, fragrances, and animal products.

Unlike other castile soaps, we don’t use palm kernel oil because its cultivation leads to the destruction of our rainforests. Ours is a simpler soap with a smaller ecological footprint. –Cove

 

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This multi-purpose soap is meant to be diluted.

Cove has also added Certified Organic Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil,  Hemp Oil,  Olive Oil,  and Vegetable Glycerin to their Castile soap to make it more moisturizing. I still add a little more V-6 oil because I really want my foaming soap to be extra moisturizing.

Organic Foaming Hand Soap DIY Recipe

Foaming hand wash recipe

Add all your ingredients to your foaming soap dispenser and give a little swish to combine the ingredients. I usually give my dispenser a swish everyday to make sure the ingredients stay combined, because water and oil tends to separate.

See my Amazon.com review with extended version of the video above 

 

See my Amazon.com review of the foaming soap pump dispenser 

 

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Make sure you are using the best organic ingredients for your soap. I only use Young Living Essential Oils. For more info on how to get your own YL Essential oils click on the banner at the bottom of this post. Or if you have any questions please click here. 

 

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Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser

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Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser

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What are some of the best feelings in the world? I can think of two… the feeling you get when you look down at your hands and see a beautiful manicure and the feeling you get when you give to a great children’s fundraiser! 

Jamberry makes it easy to do both! Purchase these beautiful exclusive wraps designed for the Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser, and not only do you get a salon quality manicure, you also contribute to a great cause.

What a great feeling it is when you or someone else notices your manicure and you know that not only does your mani look awesome, but you helped a deserving child get the therapy they so desperately needed. I know that makes me feel great.

Jamberry is pleased to be offering two new charity wraps to support the Now I Can Foundation, one in adult and one in our junior sizeThe Now I Can wraps are now available for purchase and will be offered through December 31, 2015.

 

Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser

 

Now I Can helps children with disabilities of all ages reach their full potential through therapy programs that help relieve pain and improve their strength and independence. Those with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, or developmental delays all benefit from these intensive therapy programs. You can learn more about Now I Can on their website, found here: http://www.nowican.org/

 

Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser

 

Jamberry will donate $2.00 for each wrap sold! One hundred percent of donations made from sales of the wraps will go to fund grants for families who cannot afford treatments. Fifty percent of the donations will go into a general grant fund for anyone in need. The other 50% will be held in grants set aside for families of Jamberry Consultants who are in need of the three week session of intensive therapy.

 

now i can fundraiser
The wraps come in Junior sizes too.

 


Jamberry’s Commitment to Charity

 

toys for tots fundraiser

 

Thanks to those of you who took advantage of our Black Friday Remix and Giving Tuesday deals, I am so exited to say that we raised $115,000 in just five days! Think of how much money we can raise in almost a month for the Yes I Can Foundation and all the kids that they have and will help.


Nail wraps 101

If you are wondering just what Jamberry nail wraps are, here is a video from our home office that fills you in on all the details.

 

For information about hosting your own fundraiser or party click here.

I am looking for self-motivated people who looking to start their own home-based business to join my team. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms or college students who need a flexible schedule. Click here for more information.

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Jamberry Launch Party & Photo Contest

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Jamberry Launch Party & Giveaway

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Photo Contest

 

I am so excited I am an official Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant I have just fallen in love with Jamberry Nails since I was offered a sample to do a blog review and giveaway two months ago. I knew I was hooked when I tried to paint my nails after removing my Jamberry wraps. It was terrible! I hate the smell of fingernail polish, I hate waiting for them to dry, I hate smudging my wet nails, I get polish all over my cuticles and just end up with a mess, and then the next day or so my polish starts to chip off my nails and so on. You know what I’m talking about. Going and getting professional manicures is time consuming and expensive, plus who knows how clean the tools are that the manicurist uses. Yuck! 

Jamberry Nails Sheet breakdown into 2 pedis and 2 manis plus accent nails
Each sheet of wraps provides you with 2 manis and 2 pedis and accent nails or extra nails.

 

Applying Jamberry wraps at home is so easy and convenient to do. I was a little intimidated at first but after I did a few fingers it was so easy. Your fingernails or toenails look professionally done at a fraction of the price. Each sheet of wraps is $15 and you get 2 pedicures, 2 manicures and 8 accent nails which is a great value. Each manicure lasts around 2 weeks and each pedicure last for around 4 weeks.

 

There are over 300 designs to choose from and you can even create your own designs with Jamberry’s Nail Art Studio. Create one of a kind nail wraps by uploading your own images to the design platform or even customize a classic pattern using our pre-loaded patterns and shapes. With the Jamberry Nail Art Studio, your nail art options are truly endless!.

There is something for everyone –

Jamberry Nails has something for everyone
With over 300 wraps to choose from there is something for everyone, no matter what your style!

 

What I like about Jamberry Nails

 

 

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To celebrate being a new Independent Consultant for Jamberry I am hosting a Launch Party on Facebook and a Photo Contest.

Come join us at the Launch party for fun, games, and specials.

 

Jamberry Launch Party & Giveaway
Everyone that takes advantage of the B3G1 free deal at the launch party gets a free sheet of accent nails and a chance to win a 1/2 sheet of the exclusive “Joyful Season” wraps, no longer available for purchase.

 

Jamberry Launch Party & Giveaway
Please send an email to maggie@gottachop.com before your purchase so I can explain how to take advantage of this special deal.

 

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  Photo Contest

To enter the photo contest go to my Facebook page and click on the tab that says Photo Contest and just follow the instructions. Everyone loves to post pics of their “Jamicures” or manicures with their Jamberry wraps on. Well now when you post your amazing mani or pedi pics with your favorite Jamberry wraps on you have a chance to win a Jamberry Nails Application Kit!

jamberry nails application kitAfter you post your picture share it will all your friends and family and they can vote every 24 hours for your picture. The picture with the most points will win… it’s just as simple as that! 

Good Luck!


Host your own Facebook Party

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We love our hostesses! Hostess rewards start at parties with only a $100 in sales. A hostess of a $100 party will receive a free sheet of Jamberry Nail wraps, and the rewards get better and better. We just love to spoil our hostesses. If you have looked at the catalog and have a huge wish list — then hosting a party is definitely the way to go. To schedule a party click here.

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Jamberry Nails Review and Giveaway

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Jamberry Nails

 

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Everywhere I look I see pictures of Jamberry Nails… manicure pics, pedicure pics, women and children of all ages wearing Jamberry Nails. I had to find out what all the excitement was about. During my research I found out that Jamberry Nails are gluten-free, latex-free, non-toxic and contain no harmful chemicals. Which is ahh-mazing! I just knew I had to try some. I found a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant  and she offered to send me some samples to try so I could write a blog review and host a giveaway. 

 

 Here are a few things I love —

What I like about Jamberry Nails
Jamberry Nails

 

I watched so many YouTube videos on how to apply the nail wraps that I was a little intimidated when I got them.  I was so excited to try them, but I just knew I was gonna mess them up, so I just kept on watching videos, and getting more and more anxious about the application. Well I wasted a lot of time and energy because putting on the Jamberry Nails was a piece of cake… nothing to be anxious about at all. Of course like with anything you do a little practice makes you better.  

 

Jamberry Nails Samples
Jamberry Nails Sample Sheet with 2 Accent Nail sheets.

 

My first nail took a bit of time because I was getting used to the process, but after that I kept getting better and better at it. Honestly it is easier than painting your nails. I always made a mess with the polish on my cuticles and then of course I had to smudge at the very least one nail while waiting for them to dry.  There is no drying time or chipping with these wraps. YAY!

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I finished my first Jamberry Nails Mani.

I could have done all my fingers with the one design or chosen one accent nail on each hand. But I like being different and I couldn’t make my mind up on just one accent nail, so I though “Why choose just one!” That is the beauty of Jamberry Nails – you can mix and match all you want.

Jamberry Nails Pedi
Jamberry Nails Pedi

My toes were getting a little jealous so I decided to give myself a pedicure too. The toes were a little more difficult because I had to cut them to fit each toe, but I will save the wraps when I remove them from my toenails and use them as a template for next time.

 

    Here is the official  video on application and removal.

 

 

Jamberry Nails B3G1 offer

 

Webtastic Jamberry Nails
I just gave myself a Webtastic Jamberry Nails Halloween Manicure. Love it!

Christmas is just around the corner. I know I am already trying to come up with fun and unique gift ideas, and women and girls of all ages love expressing themselves by doing their nails, and would enjoy getting some Jamberry Nails and creating their own unique mani and pedi’s. 

 

Check out all the Holiday Nail Wraps — There are Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Winter themes.

 

A Jamberry Juniors section with smaller sized wraps to fit kids or small nails.

 

Maybe you are just looking for a classic French Tip — Jamberry has an array of French Tips 

 

There is something for everyone  with over 300 wraps to choose from.


 

 

The Giveaway

I am so excited about this giveaway!

 The giveaway is for the Sister’s Style Exclusive Jamberry Nail Wrap — “Check It Out”.

(This exclusive wrap is NO longer available for purchase!)

Enter the Giveaway on GottaChop.com for the Exclusive Jamberry wrap -- "Check It Out"

Check It Out Jamberry Nail Wrap Giveaway

 

 

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PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge Review

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100% Natural Konjac Facial Sponge Original and With Activated Bamboo Charcoal 

Biodegradable – Cruelty Free – No Harsh Chemicals

 

I have fallen in love with my PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponges. I have the Original which is in white, and the Activated Bamboo Charcoal in black.  Here are a few of my favorite  facts about both sponges–

  • 100% Natural
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Biodegradable 
  • Cruelty Free and Vegan
  • Hypoallergenic 
  • Free from Chemicals, Parabens, Sulphates, Fragrances and Coloring
  • Can Use With Extra Sensitive Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliation and Deep Cleansing
  • Improved Skin Texture
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee  
  • Comes with a Suction Cup With a Hook to Hang Sponge  to Dry

 

PureSOL
Image by http://michelecrockettphotography.com/

I have oily skin but get dry patches on my face and I have tried so many different ways to exfoliate my face. I am not using commercial facial cleansers to cleanse and exfoliate my face anymore because of all the harsh chemicals and toxins, I am looking for new “green” alternatives. My face would be so red and irritated afterwards and the next morning I would still have a few patchy dry areas.

 PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponges have come to the rescue.  They are so easy to use, and you don’t have to use a cleanser with them.  I sometimes use a little Dr. Bronner’s Castile bar soap in the shower when I wash my face. My favorite way to use my sponge is when I get up in the morning or before bed right at my bathroom sink with just plain warm water. I just let warm water run over the sponge cupped in my hands until it becomes soft and full of water. Then I  massage the konjac sponge all over my face and neck in a small circular motions.  It is so easy and no mess. I was never one of those people who could splash water on my face to wash off soap without getting water everywhere. It is small enough to hold in my hand and reach those awkward areas around the nose.  I also have a nostril piercing that was so hard to exfoliate around and I would always have dry skin or soap build up around it that drove me crazy. Now I gently clean around my piercing and I do not have the dry skin problem anymore… love that!  Plus those pesky little blackheads that like to live on my nose are almost all gone.  The texture of my skin has improved so much and my make-up goes on smoother and looks great. I will definitely be a lifelong user.

PureSOL Facial Sponges
Image by http://michelecrockettphotography.com/

 Quoted from PureSOL–

Konjac is a moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed! 

To order your own PureSOL Konjac sponges from Amazon.com click here

The PureSOL with Activated Bamboo Charcoal

or

The PureSOL Original

 

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I want to say a special THANK YOU to Michele Crockett from Michelle Crockett Photography for so generously allowing me use her beautiful images of the PureSOL Konjac Sponges for my blog review.  Be sure to stop by her webpage and social media pages for more information about Michele and her photography and check out her portfolio.

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NEVO Lived In Powder Potion Review & Giveaway

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You know when you just washed your hair and it is so clean you can’t style it or get it to cooperate with what you are trying to do.  Well now you can apply some NEVO to get that second day texture to your hair. NEVO is vegan and gluten-free.

 To enter this giveaway use the rafflecopter below.



 

NEVO Lived-In Powder Potion Review & Giveaway

NEVO Lived In Powder Potion

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NEVO and Beauty Care Choices

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I received this product in exchange for a review and I LOVED it!

Read My Review HERE

Lived-In Powder Potion is a lightweight fine powder that transforms into a lightweight, velvety pomade product. Something like this has NEVER been seen before on the market. There is no grainy grittiness left in the hair like seen typically with powder volumizer products. Has a medium hold and builds the foundation for styles. Instantaneously creates second-day texture.

Pravana Nevo Care products are 100% vegan and gluten free. 100% biodegradable packaging. 5% of all Nevo product sales is donated to City of Hope for the fight against cancer.

NEVO Lived-In Powder Potion can be found here:

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1 LUCKY winner will receive their own bottle of NEVO Lived In Powder Potion

Giveaway Dates: 12AM EST on 9/04 through 12AM EST on 9/20.

Giveaway is Continental US only and must be 18 years old to enter.

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Keomi Skincare Organic Handmade Soap Review

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Keomi Skincare

Organic All Natural Handmade Soap

I was given the opportunity to try a sample of Keomi Skincare’s Green Tea Goddess Handmade soap for a review. Keomi Skincare soaps are all natural and have no chemical preservatives, they are vegan and cruelty free. Keomi Skincare uses only the highest quality ingredients available and their products are backed with a 100% guarantee.

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These are the ingredients of the Green Tea Goddess soap that were printed on the wrapper of the bar I received.

Organic Handmade Luxury Soap for Men and Women

I was sent the Green Tea Goddess handmade soap to review.  It has a wonderful fresh green scent that can be enjoyed by either men or women. It did not have a sweet or floral scent that men would not want to use. The Green Tea Goddess soap is scented with oils of clary sage, orange and clove, so it has a fresh green fragrance. Keomi Skincare Organic Natural Handmade soaps are cold-pressed and use pure aromatherapy grade essential oils with a base that is a blend of over 10 USDA certified organic vegetable, fruit and seed oils.

green tea goddess
This is a sample size bar that I received for review. This is not what the full-sized bar looks like.

I first tried the soap by washing my hands in the sink. I wanted to see how the soap lathered and how it felt on the skin. There was a natural, rich, luxurious lather because the soaps are super-fatted leaving my hands feeling supple and moisturized.

Later that day I took a shower and used my Keomi Skincare soap as bath soap and washed my entire body. Again I got a luxurious lather from the soap.  I felt so clean and fresh afterward. My skin did not feel dry and tight, nor was the soap irritating to my sensitive skin. Instead I was left feeling moisturized and with a subtle fragrance on my skin. I do not like strong fragrances as they give me a headache, so I was pleased with the light scent that was left on my skin.

I really enjoyed my Keomi Skincare soap and would love to try the other soaps that they offer.


Click here for my Amazon.com review of Keomi Skincare.


 

 

Keomi Skincare was nice enough to offer me and my readers a coupon for 5% off any of their soaps or sets. The coupon is good until October 31, 2014

 

Use Coupon Code 25P7X5OW 

full size Green Tea Goddess
Here is a full sized bar of the Green Tea Goddess soap.

ORGANIC – ALL NATURAL – HANDMADE SOAP GIFT SET – Pure Aromatherapy Grade – 3 Full Size Bars

 

ORGANIC – ALL NATURAL – HANDMADE SOAP GIFT SET – Pure Aromatherapy Grade – 4 Full Size Bars – Wrapped

in Handmade Decorative Paper – Comes in Elegant Embossed Gift Box

 

Organic All Natural Luxury Handmade Soap – 1 Full Size Bar Wrapped in Homemade Decorative Paper 

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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