Get that Glow with Skin Owl Geranium Beauty Drops

I take the extra steps to exercise healthy skin habits. In maintaining a regimented skin care routine, eating clean, and paying attention to my water intake, my skin greatly benefits. I would say that my skin has a certain luminosity to it. Then, I was introduced to a product that took my glow to whole new levelSkin Owl’s Geranium Beauty Drops* had me doing a double take upon the very first application. 

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Balmy Brilliance – Kahina Fez Hand and Body Balm*

Kahina Giving Beauty unleashes an all-healing golden balm that magically erases all of our dry skin woes.

The Fez Hand and Body Balm* is a highly concentrated salve that contains mega doses of Kahina’s own ‘liquid gold’ argan oil, along with soothing and calming calendula, in a base of carrot seed oil, shea butter, coconut oil and mango nut butter.

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The Fez Hand and Body Balm contains Kahina’s own signature Fez fragrance in ample doses. An intoxicating blend of essential oils, including rose, bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, clove, cumin and rosemary combine to create an aromatherapeutic experience that aids in relieving stress and calming nerves. Upon application, there is an almost warming sensation that soothes both the mind, and body instantaneously.

This overachieving moisturizer aims at healing, soothing, and calming weather-ravaged hands, as well as our driest bits (think elbows, heels, and knees). A little goes a long way, as it spreads with ease. It’s a seasonal must have, as dry skin doesn’t stand a chance against this brilliant balm.

As a hand moisturizer, this balm touches perfection. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave behind a dreaded sticky-palm situation. I’ve personally struggled with painful eczema on my hands. After only a few days of use, the Fez Hand and Body Balm completely cured my skin dilemma, as it immediately calmed the dreaded painful itch.

Kahina Fez Hand and Body Balm $48

  available at beautyhabit.com, thedetoxmarket.com

 *Sample

Kahina Giving Beauty Soaps for Your Face Down to Your Toes

Kahina Giving Beauty unleashes two new soaps that are meant to cleanse from head-to-toe. With a slew of organic and natural ingredients, including Kahina’s own ‘liquid gold’ (argan oil), these beautifying soaps deliver nutrients as you scrub away, while never stripping your skin of moisture. These lush bars are deliciously rich, utterly decadent, and worth their weight in ‘gold’. 

But first the packaging…

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Each soap comes carefully wrapped in heavy paper with a Moroccan tile inspired design by designer Amira Marion of Archive New YorkI dare you to tear them open… I just dare you.

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Lemongrass and Nettle

The Lemongrass and Nettle Soap* has a vibrant citrus scent that awakens the senses. It contains antioxidant-rich argan oil, along with olive and shea oils to nurture and replenish the skin. Lemongrass contains anti-bacterial properties, as nettle soothes the skin as it gently exfoliates. Great for any skin type and additionally beneficial for acne-prone skin.

Goat Milk and Honey

The Goat Milk and Honey soap* is perfect for sensitive skin types. It contains the same base of argan, olive and shea oils, in combination with goat milk and honey. If you might have heard, I’m a bit gaga over honey. Honey soothes a multitude of skin disruptions with highly effective antiseptic, soothing, and clarifying properties. Goat milk softens and soothes the skin.

Each soap is $18

available at kahinagivingbeauty.com, thedetoxmarket.com

Also available is a trio of soaps, including Rosemary Lavender for $54. A perfect set to give a loved one this Holiday Season. (here)

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Aroma M Camellia Hair Oil – A Hair Oil So Good You It Changes Your Style

Have you ever tried a hair product so good that it you change your hairstyle? Until now, I hadn’t either, let me explain. This curly girl relied on damaging hot hair tools. It was a blow dryer, flat-iron and a curling iron for the win. That is until Aroma M’s Camellia Oil came along and everything changed. This marvelous blend of oils suddenly had my hair making all the right moves. My flat-iron has since taken a back seat as I just blow and go.

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The line of Aroma M Beauty was created in inspiration for Japanese culture and aesthetics. More specifically, the world of Kyoto Gion Geisha’s. Camellia Oil has long been refered to as a symbol of wealth, virtue and happiness in Japan and is the main ingredient in Aroma M’s Beauty products. The Camellia Hair oil contains a blend of natural and organic oils, including Camellia, Argan and Jojoba as well as Rosemary and Tuberose Essential Oils.

The Camellia Hair Oil from Aroma M will not weigh down your hair, unlike other oils. This perfect blend performs quite the opposite actually. It creates incredible body and bounce. After even just one use my hair felt significantly healthier and happier. The youth of my hair was restored, as I noticed incredibly shiny locks. My frizz is diminished and my hair has taken on a new life. I must as well note the oils contains the soft and feminine fragrance of Camellia flowers and Tuberose.

I apply a few drops of the Camellia Hair oil onto damp hair and blow dry. As a pre-shampoo treatment, apply to wet hair and leave on hair for 20 minutes then shampoo out. Instead of reaching for the straight iron, I now let my hair falls as it may. Instead of dictating my style, my style dictates me in the form of great hair. Aroma M’s Camellia Hair Oil has become a new staple for me. At $55 US, I find it well worth the expense.

Aroma M Camellia Hair Oil $55 – available at aromam.com & luckyscent.com

*Disclosure – This posts contains samples sent to My Lucite Dreams for consideration. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and based on my personal experience. All links in post are there strictly available for your convenience.

Kahina Giving Beauty FEZ Body Serum

The FEZ Body Serum* from Kahina Giving Beauty is a concentrated body moisturizing oil to soothe, replenish, and improve skin’s overall texture. Gaining its name the sacred Imperial City of Morocco, Fez contains a complex blend of steam distilled essential oils inspired by the soul of the city.

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The Fez Body Serum contains high concentrations of Kahina’s very own natural and organic Argan Oil, along with watermelon, sunflower, olive and coconut oils. This thoughtfully executed formula cures the driest of skin and is the perfect companion for cold weather skin. Applied to damp skin, after bathing, the Fez serum absorbs quickly without a greasy residue. Skin is immediately softened, plumped and any uncomfortable, red and itchy skin is soothed.

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While skin is renewed as are your senses, as a warm and grounding scent calms the nerves and lifts the spirit. The fragrance of rose and orange are layered above patchouli, ylang ylang, cumin and clove. Fez provides a sensory experience that soothes the mind, body and soul. I’ve collected some in a small vial that travels with me everywhere, as I reapply it to my pulse points throughout the day. The Fez Serum is contains an exquisite combination of ingredients that have me absolutely smitten.

Full Ingredients list:

argania spinosa (argan) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera (coconut) nut oil, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil, citrus bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf/flower oil, backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) leaf oil, santalum spicatum (sandalwood) wood oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) bud oil, cuminum cyminum (cumin) seed oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root oil, bisabolol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, phenethyl alcohol
*Ingredient from Organic Farming

Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Serum $98 

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*Disclosure – This posts contains samples sent to My Lucite Dreams for consideration. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and based on my personal experience. All links in post are there strictly available for your convenience.

DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair

DermOrganic’s line of haircare products are made using ingredients that are “synergistic to your hair and skin to replenish from the outside what your hair and skin need inside for health and vitality.” The products are vegan and free of artificial preservatives, sulfates, gluten, sodium chloride, parabens, mea, deo or dyes.

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The Intensive Hair Repair Masque is an intensive deep conditioner that repairs damaged hair. Made with Omega-6, anti-oxidants, rice amino acids, essential lipids, and Argan Oil it is scientifically created to work along with the hairs natural complex to deeply moisturize dry and damaged hair from the inside-out.

Giving some background, my hair is on the finer side and dry and damaged from hair color processes and from exposure to heat styling tools. I have been using this mask regularly for about 2 months now and have experienced great results. I swap it out for my regular conditioner about every other day or every two days. I leave the DermOrganic mask on for the duration of my shower, or as long as I can. My hair feels instantly silky and free or any tangles. Even when used with this frequency it never feels weighed down. My hair feels deeply conditioned and more manageable. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone of any hair type seeking a deep conditioning mask.

DermOrganic Masque comes in several sizes from travel to full-size $8-36

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Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil

You might have seen some mentions of Kahina’s Argan Oil over the past month on My Lucite Dreams. I have been anxious to share with you my thoughts on this little bottle of “liquid gold”. This 100% organic argan oil has been a savior to my skin this winter. Before my review I just want to mention a few words about Kahina, argan oil, and the superior quality of their products.

What is argan oil?

Argan oil has been used for centuries by the indigenous woman of Morocco to protect their skin from the harsh desert conditions. Sourced from the nuts and antioxidant-rich byproducts of the argan tree, “argan oil is composed of a high percentage of vitamin E (more than twice as much as olive oil). The remainder of the oil is made up of 80% fatty acids, including hard to obtain Omega 6 and Omega 9 acids.”

Argan Oil can be used in a variety of ways to moisturize and treat skin conditions head to toe. The high levels of antioxidants and vitamin E help to protect skin from environmental factors, minimize fine lines, restore elasticity, improve skin tone and sooth skin irritations.

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Kahina Giving Beauty:

Founder and CEO Katherine L’Heureux plays an active role in sourcing the nuts to be used in production of the oil. By being physically present regularly in the harvesting and production processes, Katherine ensures only top quality oil. By using nuts only with the pulp intact, Kahina produces a higher quality oil than lesser grade oils that use “goat nuts” in their production.

Kahina Giving Beauty consciously works to improve the lives of the Berber woman of Morocco who do the hard work of extracting the oil from the nut. Kahina actively supports the Berber woman by ensuring fair wages, ethical treatment and by providing the women and their communities with funding and donations.

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The argan oil is housed in violet glass packaging to preserve the integrity of the nutrients and antioxidants of the oil. A glass dropper dispenses the oil, keeping the bottle free on any contamination, as well as allowing you more control of how much you use. You will be amazed at how much just one drop will do. To me, the oil has a light scent slightly reminiscent of olive oil.

Kahina’s Argan oil can be used in a number of ways on the face, hair and body. I find it extremely versatile and beneficial at a variety of tasks. I continue to find uses for this little miracle oil even after a months passing. Here is a list of some ways I use it:

  • As a facial moisturizer.
  • Applied as a body oil, concentrating on areas that require a little more attention (three days to buttery smooth elbows!).
  • To moisturize hands and cuticles.
  • On hair to relieve frizz and add shine. I apply it to damp hair starting at the ends, working my way up. I also will use it after styling and to smooth fly-aways. It makes hair healthier and sleeker without weighing it down.
  • At night to moisturize my eye lashes and brows.
  • Mixed into my foundation to add some extra moisture and to allow better application, as suggested by Kahina PR. I absolutely love to use the oil this way.
  • Added to powder makeup to create cream products and to create a glow.

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Kahina’s Argan oil has been nothing short of a miracle to my dry skin. I use it everyday after cleansing, with or without moisturizer. Just two drops is sufficient enough to moisturize the entire face and neck. With a pressing motion I place the oil onto my skin. It absorbs incredibly fast, imparting a glowing complexion (not greasy in any sense). My skin is intensely moisturized and any dehydration lines disappear giving me a overall more youthful appearance. In a matter of days, that dry and uncomfortable skin has gone away, along with some bumps along my jawline.

Kahina’s Argan Oil has found a place amidst my very short list of absolute must-haves. I highly recommend this oil to anyone and not just to those with dry skin. However, dry-skinned girls rejoice!

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil comes in two sizes.

30ML – $36 – 100ML – $82

Get 15% off both sizes (argan oil only) when you use the code LUCITE15 from now til February 26th at kahina-givingbeauty.com

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) provided by pr for consideration of review. All opinions expressed are my own.