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Kiss My Face Soap and Coconut Oil Hair Mask

My son’s iPhone stopped working because it was thrown into the pool at a pool party on Sunday. No wait- it fell in by accident. No wait- my son jumped into the pool by accident with his iphone in his bathing suit pocket.

Regardless of which version of the story he tells me, the iphone doesn’t work. It needs to be replaced (which now becomes his graduation gift) but between yesterday morning’s graduation bagel breakfast and last night’s graduation party, I didn’t have time to get to Verizon.

fruit platters

My fifth grade planning committee job was to order and bring the fruit platters which made me happy since setting them up meant sampling while I worked.

My point in bringing up the broken iPhone is that my son was going through facetime withdrawal last night after the graduation party because he couldn’t talk to his friends.

Would you believe I needed to remind him to use an ACTUAL TELEPHONE?

It may not let you see the person you are talking to but you can still talk to them, that is, if you actually know someone’s telephone number.

We live in a different world today friends. A different world.

Anyway, between a pleasantly busy weekend (which included sushi that went unpictured but trust me, it was delicious) and life this week being all graduation hectic, the post I had mentally planned out for this morning just didn’t have time to pull itself together.

However, I do have a few random things to tell you about.

First up, the contents of the goodie bag from my birthday giveaway: goodie bag

Our giveaway winner received her goodie bag last week which I can now tell you included Organic Matcha, a variety of KIND bars, free product coupons for Gardein Meatless products, Dr. Praeger’s coupons and a Panera gift card which would cover a bakery treat and coffee (at least that is what I would order if I were to use it).

I had fun putting this goodie bag together and look forward to doing it again next year!

I have a new favorite soap and I think you need it too:

kiss my face soap

This seriously gigantic bar of Kiss My Face soap is made from olive oil and lavender making it smell amazing, feel incredibly smooth and better than that, is from parabens, animal ingredients, artificial colors and unnecessary chemicals.

kiss my face soap

I think I paid around three dollars for the bar but it really is so big that it will last much longer than your average soap.

Sometimes I spend a bit more for a quality product but then there are times when I save money like Sunday morning when I concocted my own coconut oil hydrating hair treatment.

coconut oil and honey

I never had dry hair but lately something has been up. I don’t know if it is the sun or the weather or the sudden cumulative effect of highlighting my hair for years, but my hair has been drier than normal and really bothering me.

I finally gave the make-it-yourself coconut oil hair mask a try and all I can say is WOW.

All you do is mix a tablespoon of melted coconut oil with a spoonful of honey and rub it on the ends of your hair (I did it on dry hair).

I left it on for about forty minutes and then rinsed with shampoo and conditioner. My hair came out so soft, shiny and free of frizz.

After blowing it out, I didn’t need to add a finishing serum.

I even sat on the beach Sunday evening, worked up a bit of a sweat yesterday morning and ran around like a crazy person with the parties yesterday and still had decent hair.

graduation party

My good friend Christine and I posed by the class cake last night (you can tell I wasn’t in charge of the cake because no cake that I would order would involve vanilla icing).

Coconut oil is amazing for our hair. It is able to penetrate the hair shaft to actually repair the damage to the cuticle rather than just sit on top of the hair  like most store-bought oils and serums. Coconut oil will improve the overall shine and texture of our hair and is completely natural so we don’t have to fear a list of harmful ingredients.

You must try it and let me know how you like it. Just a warning though – mixing melted coconut oil with honey will smell so amazing you will want to eat it. You can of course, but then you will need more for your hair. 

Time for me to get another busy day started…have a great Tuesday!

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Do you use a shower gel or bar soap?

Favorite hair products at the moment?

Ever try the coconut oil mask or other make-it-yourself beauty treatments?

 

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  • Sarah @pickyrunner June 24, 2014, 7:17 am

    Every time you talk about your son and technology it’s amazing to me. I can’t imagine being that age and face timing people, but my cousins who are about his age do the same thing. It must be the “cool” thing to do. I think you win mom of the year for getting him a new phone for graduation. And now I’m craving cake. Typical.
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  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven June 24, 2014, 8:06 am

    Hi love!!! Sorry for going MIA. Back in action now 😉 So I gave in and started dying my hair again which means it needs some serious damage control. Will be coating it in coconut oil ASAP. The things we do for beauty!
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 24, 2014, 9:28 am

    I -have- actually taste-tested waaaay too many of the DIY natural beauty treatments I’ve made over the years, and they’re all sorts of amazing. I’ve always heard it said that you shouldn’t use anything on your body that you can’t eat, and while I want to agree 100%, I think I only manage something like 75. Oops.
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  • Susie @ SuzLyfe June 24, 2014, 10:55 am

    We are going to get to the point that a) kids have no concept of a rotary phone, a car phone, or a house phone b) kids won’t know how to work buttons c) kids won’t get to wind cords around their fingers while talking on the phone during high school d) fetuses will have cell phones. Disturbing times.
    I am a shower gel person (need the loofa action for exfoiliation) but Alex is a Sensitive Skin Dove Body Bar ONLY person. ONLY. I don’t switch up my hair products too much, I might try out some different shampoos/conditioners here and there, but they are all moisturizing/hydrating/colorprotecting. And after shower, I ALWAYS use Paul Mitchell Super Skinny hair serum. WITHOUT FAIL. 1-2 pumps, distrib across hands, flip hair upside down, finger comb hair from the underside first and then the top. I do this with towel dried hair after detangling, but also 1ish pump after a blow dry if I do so. Perfection.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles June 26, 2014, 10:10 am

      I was using Kerstase serum – I forget what it is called to be exact. The coconut oil treatment though has made a world of difference. I can’t even believe it. No need for anything else now to finish off the ends of my hair.

  • lucie June 24, 2014, 1:38 pm

    I just discovered your blog and Im in love!

  • Lish June 24, 2014, 1:47 pm

    Coconut oil is really all the rage right now…I should probably get on the bandwagon.