Product Reviews

Volcanic Ash: Beauty Products Flying Under the Radar 
by Sarafina Moon

While I try to use all-natural products as much as possible, I am a self-professed (recovering???) product junkie. I love new products and now, more than ever, there are a lot more organic products available. I would like to introduce you to Giovanni. It is a line of all-natural skin care products and can be found at up to 50% off retail prices at I ordered the Giovanni Body Wash D:tox., as well as the Giovanni D:Tox System Acai/Goji Berry lotion. The body wash is black, but non-staining. It has a creamy consistency and lathers better than anything I've ever tried before. My skin feels deeply cleansed and it doesn't leave any residue. I also used the wash as shampoo for my hair and it worked wonders! My hair was clean and soft, not stripped dry. However, I wasn't as enthralled with the lotion. I may need to re-read the instructions, because even though I used it directly after my shower, it still had a very thick and somewhat chalky consistency. So.....the verdict is still out on the lotion. I also plan on trying the exfoliating scrub. I enjoyed the body wash so much that I will be ordering more of it and the scrub next time. I did a little research on the benefits of volcanic ash. Seems as if it's still flying under the radar. Only high end salons seem to use it. I can personally attest to the detoxification benefits. I even use it on my face and my skin looks very tight-not a pore in sight. I looked for other volcanic ash products but there were only a few companies that carried any. MAC cosmetics used to have a skin mask for $20 but they discontinued it. So over all, if you want to try a new product without spending a ton of money, mosey on over to and try it out. You don't have to take my word for it though, you can read the rave reviews like I did before I bought it. Price, value, and quality- now that's going Green!
One-Stop Healthy Living Shop
by Sarafina Moon

Going green, per se, is a work in progress. Let’s face it- the average American is raised in a culture full of waste and misuse. So, if by now, you’re a 20-something or older and have developed a green conscience, I hope this article helps. There are several groups of people trying to go green. If you are a cost-conscious consumer and don’t have a Whole Foods around the corner, I have an answer for you: Vita Cost (heavenly angels sing)!! Vita Cost can be found at, and is by far, in my opinion, the Holy Grail of health-conscious products. A friend of mine was kind enough to recommend this site to me. Upon my first time visiting the site, I stayed online for hours window-shopping, and adding to my cart and weeding things out, until I checked out. I initially was looking for a good price on Dr. Bronner’s soaps. In the process of finding that soap, I also found some Nag Champa soap. This led me down the Ayurvedic rabbit hole on the site. The selection is amazing! I placed my order on the 28th of December and received my products, very carefully packed, on the 30th. Did I mention that the site offers deep discounts up to 75% on all products? I was delighted with the quality and price for everything that I ordered, as well as the speedy shipping. There are numerous products available from books, DVD’s and Ramen noodles, to raw nuts and seeds, and body care products. If I had to consolidate all of my green shopping to one place Vita Cost would get my business.

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GLORIA said…
Thanks for the great tip on Vitacost! I will use the site to purchase products for my son who is off to college in the fall and for gift shopping. Your reviews are always fun to read!


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