Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BOGO Shea Moisture Products at Walgreens!

For the past few weeks, Twitter and Facebook have been all abuzz with the news of Shea Moisture products being launched at Walgreens stores. And to celebrate this launch all Shea Moisture products are Buy One, Get One Free (at Walgreens only) until April, 2nd. So if you already love Shea Moisture, this is the time to stock up. I personally like the Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner but would love to try some products from their other lines.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Upcoming Jazjewelz Events for April!

Here are the events I have coming up this month. If you're in Chicago or the Chicago land area,  please stop by. And if you're not here but know someone who is please let them know about these events. And if you're not in the area you can always stop by my etsy shop

Handmade Market
When: Saturday, April 9th from 12pm-4pm
Where: Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Cost: Free
Note: Individuals under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult

BGLH Spring Naturals Meetup
When: Saturday, April 16th from 11am-3pm
Where: The Little Black Pearl, 1060 East 47th Street
Cost: $3
Please RSVP Here

Upcoming Natural Hair Meetups In Chicago!

There are a few couple natural hair meet ups that are coming here in Chicago. If you're in the area, stop on by! 

Chicago Naturals Meetup by Rachel Odem
When: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Where:Ren Spa Studio - 1859 North Elston Ave Chicago, IL  
Cost: $15 ($20 at the door)
First 25 ladies to rsvp get a swag bag full of goodies. Here's a video by Rachel Odem doing a product review and giving a little info about the meetup!

BGLH Spring Naturals Meetup
When: Saturday, April 16th from 11am-3pm
Where: The Little Black Pearl, 1060 East 47th Street
Cost: $3
Please RSVP Here
Note: I'll be selling my jewels at this meetup!

The Mane Event: Kurls and Karaoke 
Hosted by: The Mane Source Blog
When: Friday, May 11 at 7pm
Where: O.A.S.I.S, 2150 South Canalport
Cost: FREE but RSVP is required

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wishlist: Bite Beauty

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I recently got an email from Sephora introducing a new brand called Bite Beauty which offers lips products that contain resveratrol (an antioxidant found in red grapes and wine). These products are all natural and do not contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetics dyes, phthalates, petrochemicals, GMOs or triclosan. Most of the items claim to contain the same amount of resveratrol at 5 glasses of wine. The line ranges from $18 to $36. Here is a description of the brand from the sephora website:

     "Bite Beauty is an alluring collection of lip products featuring super antioxidant resveratrol and superior color. Ranging from nude to plum, their highly pigmented, long-lasting shades were designed by industry-leading makeup artists for today's modern woman. In addition to featuring beauty's most sought-after antioxidant, the pro-performance formulas' all-natural ingredient list includes organic shea butter, superfoods, and food-grade colors, making them truly good enough to eat. It's beauty that's better for you."

I've been a product junkie for a while now and I've always been interested in products like this-though they might seem gimmicky to some. And I'd love to try one of everything but my beauty budget is waaaaay low these days so on the wishlist it goes. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Check Out! sells all types of candies (chocolate, hard candies, lollipops, caramels, gummies, etc..) that are all or either organic, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, allergen-free, fair trade and corn-syrup free. Natural Candy Store also has pre-made mixes and goody bags for holidays and parties. They have a wide variety or brands that kids and adults alike can enjoy. And yes it's still candy and eating too much of it isn't that great for your health but you can feel a little better about eating candies that aren't full of dyes, chemicals, and other 


Monday, March 7, 2011

A Little Obsessed With: Hautelook

I signed up to Hautelook a couple of months ago and now I've become a little obsessed. If you've never heard of Hautelook,  it's basically a website that offers good (and sometimes great) deals on various products and services. The brands and companies featured on Hautelook range from famous and high end to lesser known indies. And everything in between. There are several categories to choose from such as women, men, kids, beauty, and living. Since I'm a product junkie, I always check to see what's on sale in the beauty section. And there's usually some really nice products (some of which I've been wanting to try) for up to 50% off or more. For example, today Korres  products are for sale and this travel body kit is usually $28 but right now it's $9.99. There are deals like this everyday and the sale for any given brand usually last about 3 days. However some products, depending on how popular they are, sell out in minutes.So go ahead, give it a go, and see if you get hooked like me.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Used To Hate Patchouli but.......

I used to really hate patchouli. I, along with many others, associated patchouli with hippies, incense, and mary jane. Plus, I had daily contact with a couple people (a classmate and coworker) who wore what seemed like a whole bottle of it everyday. And that just made me dislike it more. However, I began to research essential oils that were good for skin and patchouli was one of them. Here are a some of the properties and skin benefits of  patchouli essential oil:
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps to heal acne, dermatitis, and acne
  • Tones and tightens the skin
  • Regenerates skin cells
  • Helps to heal cuts and wounds
  • Helps to regulate oily skin
  • Help to heal dry cracked skin 
All of these benefits sounded great to me so I decided to give it a try.  I first used it as a toner (diluted a few drops with  plenty water). Then I started to experiment with adding 1 or 2 drops  to moisturizers, oils, creams, and sometimes masks.  And after using it for a few weeks, I definitely saw improvements in my skin tone and my usually oily skin was a little less shiny. I also noticed that it helped as a spot treatment for occasional breakouts. I was quite pleased with these results and I continue to use patchouli in my skincare regime.

Disclaimer: Please note that the results I experienced may not be the same for others and please always use caution when using essential oils as some oils may increase skin sensitivity.