My Favorite Form Of Protection

Did you for a second think “My Favorite Form Of Protection” was about something else? Get your mind out of the gutter! Those reviews are for my sister site, Shagging Godiva.

Ha! Made you click!

I kid! I kid! Ok, on to the good stuff and Badger has LOTS of good stuff!

Badger SPF 30+ Sunscreen is your new bodyguard:

  • Did you know that Badger is among the most highest rated sunscreens tested by the Environmental Working Group?  I’m talking amongst a whopping 529 sunscreens tested!
  • SPF 30+ average is SPF of 36
  • Protects with non-nano Zinc Oxide
  • It has an ultra moisturizing base of extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, jojoba, and cocoa butter
  • BPA and phthalate-free packaging (great news for your future baby boy’s sex organs)
  • Protects from UVA and UVB rays
  • Insane UVA protection – exceeds standards in the EU, Japan, and Australia. (Where is the United States in all of this?  Oh, there is no UVA regulation system in the U.S…yikes.)
  • Certified natural
  • Doesn’t sting eyes
  • Water resistant for at minimum 40 minutes
  • Comes in lightly scented lavender and unscented.

Get my favorite form of protection here or at Whole Foods.  While you are at it, pick up their SPF lip balm and all natural bug repellant to be all set.

btw, while I was writing this I had to buy the domain shagginggodiva.com.  I’m dead serious, the name was too good to pass up. By the looks of it, the Shagging Godiva is already included in the real estate…in a tank top.  That was easy.

In Fiore VITALE Toning Floral Essence

In Fiore VITALE Toning Floral Essence

Toners are supposed to hydrate and nourish, not sting and strip as we all have thought from our years of stripping (yes, I said it).  Toners are best misted and essential oils are best massaged into the toner mist; the moisture enhances the delivery of essential oils into the skin.  In Fiore Vitale Toning Floral Essence is a standout.  This toning mist is a brimming treasure chest of aloe vera, orange flower, seaweed extract, chamomile, nettles, marshmallow root, lavender, rosemary, fennel seed, myrrh, bergamot, vitamins E & C, cypress leaf, witch hazel, Bulgarian rose, comfrey leaf, and grapefruit seed extract.  In Fiore, created by Julie Elliott, is a skincare and solid fragrance line crafted around the healing properties of flowers.  All ingredients are biodynamic, organic, or wildcrafted.

Get toned here.

In Fiore VITALE Toning Floral Essence is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

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Gluten-Free: Duchess Lip Gloss

Duchess Cosmetics.

Gluten sensitive or insensitive, here is a lip gloss line to take notice of.

Last week, on g.h. I explained the significance of gluten-free cosmetics.  Those with a gluten intolerance,  should  pay mind to what their skin is absorbing because gluten can sneak into cosmetics via wheat germ-derived vitamin E.

Duchess Lip Gloss is gluten-free, paraben-free, lanolin-free, and cruelty free.

The wonderful Duchess team surprised me with a couple of glosses to mess around with, colors Naomi and Linda…yes, the strutters.  I kept Naomi (a tawny rose with lots of shimmer) and I handed Linda (a rich toasted berry red) to my hot teacher, gloss-loving friend.  After a week rendezvous with Duchess Lip Gloss Linda, she writes me, “Honestly, this gloss and I belong together. ;)”

Rich in color, Duchess Lip Gloss stays true for up to 3 hours.  There is no goop nor stickiness here, just malleable moisture that does not alter in consistency as the time passes by.  The color you see in the tube is what you get on your lips, no sheer shyness with Duchess.  And guess what, if your hair blows in your face, the glosses will not act like super grip fly paper (an annoying characteristic of many).  Duchess seals the moisture deal with jojoba and vitamin E (derived from vegetables).

Get royal, strutting, and ready for class lips here.

Duchess Lip Gloss is a hot teacher (Miss Marissa) favorite.

(Cue Van Halen)

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. and  Miss Marissa were in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by Duchess Cosmetics in any way.

 

 

 

Resolution for 2011: RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up

Happy New Year!

Tonight on New Year’s Eve you may do some imbibing, some dancing, and some staying up all night.  On New Year’s Day you are ready with a fresh outlook on life, so having a refreshed “look” is ideal.  Moisturized and brightened under eyes are one of many fantastic resolutions for 2011!

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up

Created by renowned, fashion makeup artist Rose Marie Swift, RMS Beauty is a non-toxic, organic mineral line that nourishes and feeds your skin.  RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up is a unique concealer  that adapts to your skin tone and  can also be used  on the T-zone. “Un”Cover-Up is rich with coconut oil, castor oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and rosemary.  It melts into your skin providing even, moisturizing coverage.  “Un”Cover-Up is jam-packed with moisture, additional moisture application is unnecessary.

Refreshed for 2011!

Purchase here and receive additional samples with your order!

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by RMS Beauty in any way.

 

Badger Lip Balm


Badger Unscented Lip Balm

As you know, I am a big fan of Badger products.  This is a Badger product that I put on multiple times a day (especially these days as the temperature dips into the single digits with the wind chill).

As you have watched the Breyer’s Ice Cream commercial in Monday’s post, you should look for simple, wholesome ingredients that are familiar in your skincare products because they will be absorbed into your body.  Not only are the ingredients in Badger’s Unscented Lip Balm familiar, they are also USDA Certified Organic!

Extra virgin olive oil, golden yellow beeswax, castor oil, and rosemary extract.

Simple. Basic. Effective. Safe to absorb.

Not only is this balm a great moisture provider, it is a great balm to use for those of you that have nut allergies, like myself.  So many lip balms contain nut oils or butters, it leaves me with extremely limited choices, especially while I am avoiding other harmful ingredients.  This summer, I had to throw out my “go to” organic SPF 15 upon the realization it contained oxybenzone, a potential photocarcinogen. I head over to Whole Foods,  study the lip balm section, and picked up Badger’s Unscented Lip Balm. It met my nut-free, healthy absorption standards and my lips have been elated since.  I love it more than my previous “go to” and am happy to make up for lost time!

Get your kissable lips here.

Badger Unscented Lip Balm is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by Badger in any way.


 

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream.

Living Nature is a skincare line from New Zealand that has the prestige of being certified natural by the BDIH.  Who is the BDIH?  The BDIH is a German association of pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements, and personal hygiene products.  In 1996, the BDIH established strict formulation guidelines for cosmetics to be considered certified organic.  There are only over 100 natural cosmetics companies that carry the BDIH Natural Cosmetics Seal.  Now that is prestigious.

The loving people at Living Nature sent me a box of certified goodness.  One of their outstanding products is their Nourishing Hand Cream.  Working at a corporation (yes, I have a career too), I am exposed to harsh soaps in the restroom and kitchen that just strip my hands of any life-giving oils (remember this post?).  I always keep a bottle of hand moisturizer on my desk to replenish moisture and to keep my hands youthful so they age with grace.

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream contains manuka honey.  Manuka  is known for its anti-fungal and healing properties.  According to the Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham’s appearance on the Dr. Oz Show, we should  all add manuka oil to our first aid kits!  Manuka is indigenous to New Zealand.  As it heals, manuka honey provides a protective barrier to the skin.  It is an ideal healer for skin ulcers and burns.

Larch tree extract also makes an appearance in this BDIH certified natural hand cream.  The larch tree is a member of the pine tree family.   Larch tree extract provides moisture, elasticity, and radiance to skin.

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream is a light cream and goes on easily.  I recommend to let hands soak it up for one minute before returning to your normal activity.  Living Nature also suggests to add a few drops of their Radiance Night Oil to the cream for an overnight hand treatment.  This past Thanksgiving week, I left my cream on my desk at work while I was away in California.  This was the first time we were away and it will never happen again!

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream comes in a 3.38 fl. oz bottle which is perfect for your purse and the TSA!

Get your hands on the right track HERE.

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

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Bed Bug Repellent

Bed bugs.

Never thought this would be mentioned on goddess.huntress., but am THRILLED THERE IS A REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCT TO DO SO.

I will make this extremely personal.  If you happen to know me, you know that bed bugs are my ultimate enemy and my ultimate fear.  These hitch hiking vermin not only eat away at you, your home, and finances, they eat away at your psyche.  If I were a military general seeking world domination, I’d withdraw my troops and send in the bed bugs.  I have no enemies nor do I desire world denomination, so I wish them on NO ONE.

Late last week, I receive an email from Alan, the Founder and Creator of Belegenza Hair Care, sharing a GROUND BREAKING Fashionista.com post about Belegenza Timeless Skin Moisturizer’s bed bug repellent powers…and it goes a little something like this:

This morning we received a tip from a fashion industry insider–who wishes to remain anonymous–claiming a cure for bedbugs. Well, not a cure, but a repellent.

According to our tipster, whom we trust and respect, Belegenza Timeless Skin Moisturize–which retails for $40 on Belegenza.com–keeps bedbugs far away from your skin. (Of course, if your bed is already infested, this means nothing. But if you go into a bedbug-ridden store and try on some clothes, you might be saved.) Our tipster says he received this information from a chemist who is famous for inventing an over-the-counter acne remedy that many of us use every day.

Whether or not it’s true, we can’t corroborate. But it’s worth a try, right? As our source says, “Any girl worth her Alaia, Chanel, and Phoebe Philo’s Chloe archive should not be taking chances with bed bug infestations.” (Via Fashionista.com)


Belegenza, this just shows why I LOVED YOU FROM THE START.

Remember, these vermin are stealth hitch hikers. Be MINDFUL of where you rest your person and your personal belongings.  Bed bugs are like Twinkies and Happy Meals; they share an insane shelf life.

PROTECT YOURSELF NOW HERE.

NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask

Probiotics.

You are familiar with probiotics in yogurt and in vitamin stores.  Have you ever thought these digestive and immune system balancers would be beneficial in your skincare? The answer to the rhetorical question is, YES, YES, YES.

Probiotics encourage cell renewal.  Cell renewal promotes anti-aging.  They prevent collagen damage, while providing moisture. This beneficial bacteria cleans up bad bacteria on skin which staves off breakouts.  Probiotics are naturally found on the outer layer of the skin, but can be stripped away by harsh chemicals and environment.

Enter NUDE Skincare.

NUDE uses advanced probiotic technology in the production of their products. Probiotic technology has impressive numbers: reduces cellular damage up to 50%, impels cellular renewal up to 70%, and minimizes irritation up to 35%. NUDE Skincare uses “snap freezed” skin probiotics in their formulas that deliver proactive properties once on skin.  In addition to probiotics, NUDE believes anti-ageing should have three more elements: peptides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants.  NUDE keeps skin young and healthy without parabens, sulphates, polyethylene glycol (PEGs), triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, mineral oil, and silicones.

NUDE Skincare is brought to us by Bryan Meehan, the man responsible for the UK’s organic Fresh & Wild food stores, and Ali Hewson, who is married to U2 frontman Bono and founder of fashion label EDUN.  Bryan and Ali offer a skincare line that is healthily  absorbed (70% of what is put on skin is absorbed into your bloodstream) along with being high in performance.  NUDE is also sustainable, ethical, and carbon neutral.

NUDE Skincare sent over a bottle of their lauded Miracle Mask to me to review.  Wow, this mask is fantastic.

The Miracle Mask renews skin with milk derived alpha hydroxy acids, ginseng, apple pectin, mandarin orange, jojoba, corn, clay, algae, hibiscus, and camellia.  This is not a mask that dries like concrete or chalk, nor is it in a color that you find in a pastel box, nor does it need much time commitment.  NUDE’s Miracle Mask is a clear, emollient gel with an amber hue.   The best part is the application/action time: 5 minutes!   This means you can brush your teeth, floss, swirl mouthwash, and then rinse off the miraculous mask.  Skin feels noticeably softer, smoother, tighter, and brighter.

This mask proved a hero when I applied it to my skin after facing some drying, blustery winds.  The winds took a toll on my haphazardly, un-moisturized skin and instantly turned it rough and flaky.  The Miracle Mask wiped all the debris away and revealed plump, glowing skin with such ease and remained soft and supple the following day. No wonder this game changer is a can’t-be-without-it for supermodel Helena Christensen.

NUDE Miracle Mask is available at Sephora, Barneys, Space NK, and NUDE Skincare. Get yours.

NUDE Miracle Mask is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

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Pharmacopia Natural And Organic Bodycare

Pharmacopia Natural and Organic Bodycare is the brain child of Lisa Levin.  Lisa suffered from fibromyalgia and sought holistic treatments to rid and manage her symptoms of this painful condition. Doing so, made her alter what she put in her body, how she treated her body, and what she put on her body. Her exploration into detoxification brought her into her kitchen, not just for consumption, but to create healthy body products; from there a star was born.

Pharmacopia’s newly expanded body care line includes hair care, bath grains/salts, body wash, bar soap, body lotion, hand cream, lip balm, soy candles, and massage/body oils. Pharmacopia’s indulgent products contain ingredients that are organic (20%-95%), vegan, sustainable, and/or locally sourced, and are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. Wonderfully packaged, due to Lisa’s highly lauded career as a graphic designer, these products offer a warm welcome in your bathroom.

Lisa graciously sent me Pharmacopia’s newly launched Verbena & Green Tea Body Wash and Body Lotion.  This energizing duo really revitalized me and soothed my congestion while coping with a lingering cold this week.  The anti-oxidant Verbena & Green Tea Body Wash invigorates in a steamy shower, perfect to start a brisk, autumn day.  The Verbena & Green Tea Body Lotion continues to invigorate with its citrus, lemongrass, and cedar scents while organic aloe vera and shea butter (sourced from a women’s cooperative in South Africa) provide real everyday moisture.

We know you want some.

Pharmacopia has teamed up with goddess.huntress. for a Facebook giveaway!

Just become a Facebook fan of BOTH goddess.huntress. AND Pharmacopia and you will be automatically entered to win Pharmacopia’s Verbena & Green Tea Body Wash and Body Lotion!  The lucky winner will be announced on Thursday, November 11!  Good luck and tell your friends!

Become a goddess.huntress. fan here.  Become a Pharmacopia fan here.



Pharmacopia Verbena & Green Tea Body Wash and Body Lotion are goddess.huntress. favorites.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by Pharmacopia in any way.