Tag Archives: Burt’s Bees

Fun in the Sun

Mavens, I’ve been away for too long! This summer has been a busy one for me but I didn’t want you to think I had forgotten you. Here are some of what I’ve been up to for the last couple of weeks:

Visiting my Parents in Florida – I hadn’t been back to Florida in quite some time so I was very excited to head over there for a week. It was gorgeous! Super hot and balmy. We went to the beach every day and I ate tons of delicious barbeque and west indian food. It felt really great to disconnect from the rest of the world and hang out with family. My mum has an impressive backyard garden which consists of mango trees, banana trees, papaya trees and several other tropical fruit trees. The one plant that still amazes me is this little pineapple tree (bush? plant?) pictured below. Isn’t that the cutest thing?


Reading – During my relaxing vacation in Florida I got lots of reading done. I’m a huge bookworm but lately I’ve found that I don’t get to read as much as I’d like to. Here are some great books to check out:

1The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green by Starre Vartan – great book full of fantastic green advice

2. Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano – love, love, love this book. It’s become my unofficial rulebook!

3. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates – now that I’ve read the book I can check out the movie. I’m weird like that – must read the book first!

4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz – I’ve just started this book and so far I am enjoying it. Good, easy read.

Making oodles and oodles of soap – I’ve been quite busy churning out soap. I’m really pleased with how they’re turning out and am super excited to make more. I recently listed 8 new soaps to my Etsy shop. They’re olive oil based and contain other yummy ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter. Below is a picture of my fave of the bunch – it’s Kumquat scented which is such a fresh, tropical scent. Check them out – I think you’ll like them as much as I do!


Habitat for Humanity – I’ve always wanted to do Habitat for Humanity which is a charity that builds affordable houses for low income individuals. I finally got my chance last weekend. Me and two of my friends worked really hard all day putting up wood siding. It felt fantastic doing something that I knew would directly benefit someone in need. I would definitely do it again. If you’re looking for a way to give back I would suggest looking into Habitat for Humanity for sure.

So before heading out to my Habitat for Humanity build site I tried Burt’s Bees Natural Sunscreen. I hate to say it because I loooove Burt’s Bees but I did not like this sunscreen. I had to take it right back to the store. It didn’t rub in very well and left my skin completely white. To make matters worse, it smelled funny. I was quite disappointed. 

Whew! It’s been a whirlwind summer so far but I’m having a blast. I should be back to posting more regularly now.

What have you been up to this summer? Do  share!


Oh! Before I forget. I’m having a sale on my Etsy shop for this weekend. 20% off your entire order for this weekend only! Happy Shopping!

I’ve also recently been featured on some blogs: SatinDoll, Everyday Etsy and Ask Ms. Popular. Please take a look. Thanks!


Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen


We all know by now that we are supposed to wear sunscreen everyday if we want to preserve our healthy, youthful skin and avoid sun damage. But lately I’ve been hearing all kinds of terrible things about the chemicals that are in sunscreens and how they too can be harmful to our skin. So what are we supposed to do? 

Thank goodness for Burt’s Bees, who have their Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen. This sunscreen’s primary ingredient is titanium dioxide, a natural mineral that blocks the sun as soon as you put it on, unlike most sunscreens that need at least 30 minutes to activate. And there is no sign of ingredients like benzophenone, octinoxate, octylmethoxycinnamate, and oxybenzone which can be harmful to our health. Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen has a fresh scent and is light enough to wear on your face. The light-weight, non-greasy formula won’t clog pores and won’t cause breakouts.

Burt’s Bees is one of my favorite companies so I’m not surprised that they’ve made another great, healthy product.


Honey Bunny


Who doesn’t love honey? I put it in my tea, on my biscuits, heck I even dunk my chicken nuggets in it. So whenever I find a beauty product with this sticky sweet ingredient, I’m usually pretty jazzed. Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite honey products.

L’Occintane’s Honey & Lemon Sweet Sugar Scrub – Enriched with pure honey from Provence and lemon peel powder, this delightfully textured sugar scrub gently exfoliates your skin, leaving your body feeling soft and delectable. The whole Honey & Lemon collection is pretty divine.

Honey & Lemon Sweet Sugar Scrub

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm – Made with sweet, soothing honey, this natural lip balm moisturizes and nourishes lips in the gentlest way. Plus, it’s packed with beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter and lanolin to keep your lips soft and healthy. I use this several times a day. It keeps my lips buttery soft.

Honey Lip Balm - Naturally Sweet - Burt's Bees

Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Shea Butter Body Butter – Natural mango and shea butters team up with honey and aloe to provide deep therapy for restoring and protecting seriously dry skin on rough areas like your knees and elbows. I love a good body butter.

Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Shea Butter Body Butter - Burt's Bees

Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath – Transform your bath into a decadent honey moisture bath with foaming bubbles by twirling the wooden honey dipper under running water. I can’t resist the cute little honey dipper! The whole line is quite yummy: French Vanilla Honey Bath, Chocolate Truffle Honey Bath and Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath.

Laura Mercier Body and Bath - Creme Brulee Honey Bath

Korres Thyme Honey Cream – A 24-hour moisturizing cream enriched with Thyme Honey, for normal and dry skin. It really hydrates your skin.

Thyme Honey Cream

These all look good enough to eat. I’m going to go have some chicken nuggets! 🙂

Stay Sweet!