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I wont lie. I have always been a foaming cleanser type of girl so when I switched to the H is for Love line, I was a little hesitant of the RAPHA Cleanser. I had heard of oil cleansers..and thought about them once in a while.. but with my tricky skin and frequent breakouts I was nervous about putting more oil onto my skin. But..after much thought, and going back and forth.. I did it. I rubbed that oil all over my face, thinking, how in the hell is this even doing anything?.. And even kind of side-eyeing my shelf in the process to see what I was going to use afterwards to actually clean my face. Well, awkward for me.. because I was totally wrong!
You. Guys. This stuff is amazing. Like.. and not just a little bit amazing.. how do I describe it in a way you will understand?.. This stuff is..
the bee’s knees.. the creme of the crop.. THE BEST FUCKING CLEANSER I HAVE EVER USED! My skin feels so clean, hydrated, and like it is ready for anything.
The true test came after a night out, where I.. *yes I barely can believe it myself* wore a full face of makeup *you know the three coats of mascara, night of dancing, sweating, and consuming endless drinks.. drill*.. At that point I was thinking alright it’s been great, but there is no way this oil is going to dissolve through this mess.. WRONG AGAIN BRITTANY! Not only did it completely dissolve away, but my eye makeup came off so easily with a swipe of a warm cloth! I have never found something to remove my eye makeup with such a gentle touch. Cue: It’s a whooooole neeeewww woooorrrrllllld!
This cleanser screams good vibes. Considering the bottle is jam packed with olive, hemp seed, and pumpkin seed oils, along with chamomile and essential oils, you just can’t go wrong. Rapha has totally changed my outlook on cleansers. It’s like you can feel the impurities just melting away!
Not only can I find peace in knowing that this cleanser is great for my skin, but the team behind these products are even more amazing. I do not know them personally, I know nothing about their personal lives, or their childhood, or what they even did last week – and in fact – maybe I am wrong and they are all awful people. I. AM. JUST. KIDDING! In the short time I have been in touch with Bee (how funny that she is also B (with ees’), and her team, they have been nothing but exceptional. They are so knowledgeable, friendly, passionate, and always go above and beyond. Plus, their Insta page is sort of to die for, and they are all mega bombshells.
STRAIGHT FROM THE H IS FOR LOVE WEBSITE, SO I DONT MESS IT UP! –
A combination of oils and essential oils which, when blended in perfect measure, prepare you for waking and for slumbering. RAPHA’s foundation infuses nutrient-rich oils with herbs complimented by antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and highly soothing essential oils, giving skin a pathway to health and framework for vitality.
Also guys, with all of the shit that people try to sell you, that are being intertwined with our social media, and every single thing you click on bringing up more and more ads online these days to make money I feel like I need to tell you this: I am in no way being paid for writing about this product. I do not make any type of commission off of telling you about it, or trying to “sell” you on it. If you buy it, that’s great, but it does not benefit to me at all, except in my KARMA bank, which is a REAL THING PEOPLE! I really do enjoy this cleanser so much, and wanted to share the love! It makes me so happy to share wonderful products that I find with you and this line just might be the best yet!
*No H is for Love product was harmed in the making of these photos*
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– and don’t forget to tell them that I sent you!
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The daisy. White and yellow. Two flowers in one. Simple. Underrated. Uncomplicated. Overlooked. Innocent. Sophisticated.
Packing a serious punch.
Yes, for real.. technically speaking you get a two for one deal with these little beauties. “Ray Florets”…the white petals are one.. and the tiny little yellow clustered disc florets as the second. They are the perfect symbol of innocence and purity. They grow wild and free, but are also great your gardens and planters. Not only do they look pretty, but they are jam packed with goodness for your insides and outs!
I love love love daisies! They grow wild at the lake and it’s beautiful! They just make my day. A field of daisies.. is there anything more pretty? Well.. to be honest, yes.. but we are appreciating the small things here people.
Usually referred to as Bellis perennis on an ingredients list, you can find Daisy extract in a bunch of skin care products! Active ingredients can be found in all the different parts of the plant! These include essential oil, tannins, mucous substances, flavonoids, bitter substances, organic acids, resins, and inulin.
These little gems contain high amounts of antioxidants and organic acids that can brighten your skin, and attack the free-radicals from your day. It is a valuable ingredient in exfoliation (and great for sensitive skin) due to being high in malic and tartaric acids.
You can also apply topically for eczema, dermatitis, and rashes!
Daisies have anti-inflammatory and mild astringent properties in them, which is awesome for applying topically to small scrapes, or sores. When you drink daisy tea, it can help relive symptoms from your cold, bronchitis, and other inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. It can also be helpful with the digestive system, having stimulating effects and being used for ailments of the digestive tract.
The list of ailments that these little gems may help with is to long for me to go on about it all.. so if there is something specific you are wondering about, I would recommend finding a qualified professional to guide you.
Also, this article contains more information!
The greens and petals can be used in the kitchen too! They can be eaten raw or cooked. Leaves, flowers, buds, petals can all be used. You’ll want to add them to your soups and salads!
Not only good for your outsides, but even better for your insides!
The opinions expressed on my blog are my own. Please keep in mind that I am not a Doctor or other health professional so please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet, health, or other applicable areas.
HOLY HUMIDITY!! .. Are you guys feeling it yet?!
It is sooooo humid here this week, but I am NOT complaining! We waited long enough for this hot weather, and we don’t get it for very long, so I will take every drop of it we get! When it’s not so humid that you are sweating through 4 outfits a day, its pouring rain!.. Well, at least the sun is shining.. for now!
When it gets super hot like this, it sends our bod for a loop! We need to take extra care of ourselves during these months! I once read, you don’t stop eating or sleeping in the summer, so why would we take a break from our skin or nutritional care?.. Makes sense..right!?
- Make sure you are DRINKING water! Drinking lots of water is always super important, but during these hot, humid, sweaty days, it is even more important as your body is sweating A LOT.. meaning you will desperately need to be replenished! Plain water is awesome, but you can always jazz it up with some added citrus, or fresh fruits! I happen to love mine with fresh mint, and cucumber! Even a vitamin water is okay, just don’t chug down the sugar drinks, or you’ll end up more thirsty than when you started!
- Get IN the water!Hit your local pool, splash pad, or watering hole. At the very least, set up the sprinkler and run through it! Stay cool!
- Protect your skin! I don’t really recommend commercial sunscreens or sunblocks as they can be filled with all kinds of crap that’s not good for you.. but whatever you dig make sure you slather it on like no tomorrow! The sun is no joke! If you get a burn, take care of it! Apple cider vinegar and aloe vera will be your friend!
- Know when it’s too much! Heat stroke is serious so make sure you take a break from the heat! Find some shade, get indoors where there’s a/c.. especially if you have kiddos!
- Eat! Make sure you’re eating lots of fresh (organic is possible) fruits and veg! The heat can make you feel like you don’t want to eat, but your body needs the fuel!
I’m sure you don’t need a reminder that in just a few short months we will be back to bundling up so enjoy the summer while you can!
You guys! I have to tell you about these sunglasses! Now, I am sure you have probably all heard of them by now because their latest collab is with Kylie Jenner, and anything that girl touches blows up big time, and they have been seen on the always gorgeous Gigi Hadid, but in case you live under a rock.. you need to be checking out Quay. They are killin’ it right now. I just wanted to share about my experiences with them! I stumbled upon them when I was needing new sunglasses, and too lazy to drag my butt to a store to get them. Yes. The level of laziness reached new heights that day. I was scrolling around online and saw a photo of Gigi Hadid in the Cafe Racer style. I loved them, and immediately thought, oh god.. they are probably like so expensive, some high end brand that no normal person can afford, and I will never own them. After some quick online investigating I found out that they were made by Quay. (Pronounced “key”) I headed over to their website, after checking them out on Instagram of course. I was pleasantly surprised! Their prices are seriously decent! They are mid-range.. roughly like $50-$100 a pair. So I mean.. they aren’t outrageously expensive, but they certainly are not your $5 gas station specks either.
“In case you live under a rock..
you need to be checking out Quay.
They are killin’ it right now.”
I poked around and decided that I wanted to try 3 styles.. French Kiss (Clear/Rose), Santa Fe (Rose/Pink), and Cafe Racer (Black/Smoke). – They happened to be sold out of the Cafe Racer in the color that I wanted.. but luckily Nordstrom had my back on that pair 😉
They ended up shipping out within a couple of days, and arrived to me about a week later, which isn’t so bad for delivery to the other side of the world. When they arrived I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning!
All 3 pairs arrived in great condition, and in a soft pouch case! They are not metal frames like they kinda appear to be in the photos but they are pretty good quality regardless, so I don’t let it get to me. They are nice and light, but not so light that you feel like they may crumble apart at any moment. If you have bought cheap sunglasses in the past, you know what I am talking about.
Okay, a quick rundown of each pair and I’ll let ya get on with your day…
French Kiss: I love these!! Like.. I don’t know what else I can say other than: They. Are. Awesome! I chose the clear/rose ones and I am so happy that I did. They have become my go-to glasses. I love how they can be worn casual, perfect for a lunch date, or you can easily dress them up if you are off to a wedding or event! They are extremely versatile and every one that I have shown them to has asked me if I will let them have them, or if they can buy them from me. No. and no. but if you want to get your own pair, you can do that riiiiiiiight… here.
Cafe Racer: Let’s be real. These are the shit. They are bold, and loud, and in your face. The best hangover sunglasses. Put these on when you wanna give life the middle finger, and be in your own world. Or, put them on when you want to be bold, and make a statement. Just put them on, okay? You’ll fall in love. They cover basically my whole face, which I am totally ok with, and bonus! They don’t weigh a ton. Which is nice! Nothing like your face hurting because your sunglasses are so heavy, especially on a hot sweaty day. Ugh.. no thank you! If you wanna jump on the bad bitch train you can buy your ticket …. here. (In case you didn’t get my sarcasm, you’re not actually buying a ticket to anything.. it’s just an expression..and i sort of cant believe i have to explain that lol!)
Santa Fe: If I am being totally 100% honest with you.. they are my least fav of the bunch..on me. I still do like them, but they are obvi too big for my face.. and so I don’t feel completely at home in them. I still wear them anyway, because they are super cute, and I do receive compliments on them (not to toot my own horn or anything! LOL!) so they must not look as awkward as I think. I do love the color, style, and the idea of them. They are always in my bag as my backup pair… just in case! These will honestly go with anything. Get yo self some.. here.
I tried to get ya’ll a discount code, but at time of writing I’ve had no such luck, but if I hear back from them at all, I will get back to you!.. So, in the mean time.. save your pennies, check them out, and let them know I sent ya!