Beauty Brand Spotlight: The Raw Spa

Beauty Brand Spotlight: The Raw Spa

If  I had to describe today’s featured brand in just a few words, those words would be: fresh, moisturizing, and delicious (even though the products aren’t meant for human or animal consumption). I’m talking about The Raw Spa, a range of nourishing bath, body, and shower products.  I used and adored four of these products and would recommend any of them in a heartbeat.  In fact, they are insanely perfect for winterizing the skin and keeping it from looking and feeling dull and dry. Both the Cleopatra and Selene Exfoliant...

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The best nail polish remover ever

The best nail polish remover ever

Hi! Like many women, I love having freshly painted nails.  They make me feel neat and pulled together (which is a rarity since I became a mom). However, I’ve always loathed the whole process of taking off my nail polish. The smell of nail polish remover is just so overpowering and unpleasant and then there’s the stinging sensation that some of them cause and the horrible fumes that tend to linger in the air.  Unfortunately, dealing with nail polish remover is the price a woman has to pay for having pretty nails. When I finally...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (7/26)

Things I didn’t share Friday (7/26)

  1. Remember the Big Sexy Hair spray that I got in my July ipsy bag?  It is supposed to fight the effects of humidity, and well, it does.  Unfortunately, it also makes my hair feel dirty and look very flat.   Even when I used it sparingly, it also made my hair a little greasy.  My hair is pretty fine though, so it might work better for those of you who are blessed with thicker hair. 2. Staying on the subject of hair… I had an appointment to get my hair cut and highlighted on Tuesday afternoon, but the salon lost power a few...

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How I reduce clutter in my home

How I reduce clutter in my home

(Please note: This is a sponsored post.  However, all opinions stated below about musicMagpie.com are my own true thoughts.)   If you’ve been reading The Grass Skirt for awhile, you already know that I am a very neat person.  And by neat, I don’t mean great, wonderful, or fine, as defined in the dictionary.  I’m neat in the habitually orderly sense. Even so, I’ve been feeling as though I just have too much stuff. Too much makeup.  Too many shoes (that I never wear).  Too much jewelry.  Too many dishes, books,...

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Product Rave: Supercritical Chia Oil by One Love Organics

Product Rave: Supercritical Chia Oil by One Love Organics

(Please note: Although I received a free sample of this product from One Love Organics, I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions stated below are my own.)     I’ve heard so many great things about One Love Organics recently, so I was really excited when the company offered to send me a sample of one of their products to try. After glancing through their website, I was immediately intrigued by the Supercritical Chia Oil.  After all, I eat chia seeds, but I’ve never used them as part of my beauty...

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Three new food finds (salad, soup, & Kombucha)

Three new food finds (salad, soup, & Kombucha)

  As you know, I’ve been going out for lunch a lot lately.  It’s probably not the healthiest thing in the world (although I do try to make healthy decisions), but it has helped me discover a couple of new yummy things… Let me preface this by letting you know that I absolutely love Panera’s seasonal salmon salad (or any salad with salmon really).  I was so excited when I saw a commercial announcing its return to their menu…and so majorly disappointed when I learned that Charlotte is a test market and...

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