New Empty Products (& Reviews) Video and Some New Body Care In My Life (Therapie + Tierra Mia Organics)

june 22, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, body care

SUPER extra long video just went up YouTube this morning – ALL THE EMPTY PRODUCTS! I was close to tossing these without reviewing, but I’m glad I didn’t. It was nice to revisit a lot of this stuff, and remember what I liked and what I didn’t. I hope you find it helpful! I’m also soliciting questions for a Q+A video, so if you have any please leave them in the comments section of the video.


Full List of Products Mentioned (*Products marked with an asterix were sent or given to me as PR samples by the company (I don’t denote gifts from friends or subscribers) ) –
Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Scrub
Balanced Guru ScrubMe Body Scrub
Vana Body Peppermint + Cypress Body Polish*
Red Flower Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream*
Milk + Honey Body Cream in Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, and Petitgrain
Milk + Honey Bath + Body Oil in Eucalyptus, Arnica, Rosemary, and Sweet Marjoram
Avalon Organics Moisturizing Cream Shave in Aloe Unscented
Saavy Tahitian Vanilla & Kukui Body Wash
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Baby Mild Castile Soap
Holistic Science Co. Tamanu Kukui Sun & Surf Vegan Body Butter in Monoi Tiare
Agent Nateur holi(stick) No.3 Organic Deodorant
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage
Acure Oatmeal + Apple Pie Argan Oil Soap
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Almond Castile Soap
Aloha Bay Love Chakra Energy Candle
Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner
Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo
Innersense Pure Harmony Shampoo
LaVanilla Deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit
Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream in Lavender
Nubian Heritage Mango Butter
100% Pure French Lavender Hand Buttercream
Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
Lily Lolo mascara
MAC 219 brush
Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner in Raven
Celsus Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask (sample)
French Girl Organics Cerise Mineral Lip Tint

Part II of this post, I’m trying to adhere to my goal of linking up my IG posts with a blog post – expounding more on products I show, writing mini-reviews, et cetera. So I posted this yesterday:


And as I said in the caption, my skin has been acting weird over the past week (not really my face, more my body – though my face skin isn’t AS good as it has been the past several months). Things feel overall dry and dehydrated, flaky even though I regularly exfoliate, and the texture of the skin on my body isn’t as smooth/nice as it normally is. Nothing has changed so it’s either weather/climate changes, or related to detoxing/retracing as part of my medical intuitive rx. Or probably both. Anyway, I’ve been quite enjoying these two new-to-me products:

Therapie Awaken Skin Rehab: This pretty tiny pouch of scrub was part of my last Beauty Habit order and I REALLY like it. I pour about a tablespoon into a small bowl and bring that into the shower with me, and then just use damp hands and a teeny bit of water to make a paste, and scrub scrub scrub. It’s gentle but feels potent, and I like to let it sit on my skin so all the minerals and goodness can penetrate a bit. It has a really earthy natural scent, and feels luxe and special. Leaves my skin soft and glowy. I’ve used it I think 3 times and a full size is on my wishlist. I’m all about creating that spalife experience at home.

Tierra Mia Organics Raw Goat Milk Skin Therapy: I’m almost out of my Earth Mama Angel Baby body lotion which I’ve really liked, but wanted to try something else. I scoured Vitacost and saw this, and was intrigued – primarily by the inclusion of raw goat milk. I’ve used goat milk bar soaps in the past and LOVED them, found them to be really moisturizing and just a pleasure to use. This bottle of Tierra Mia is slightly smaller than the Earth Mama (7.4oz compared to 8.something for the latter, I believe) and a bit more expensive (the Tierra Mia is around $19 and the Earth Mama is $16/$17 ). So, this product is more expensive for less but so far I’m really happy with the purchase. It has a similar scent profile as the Earth Mama – vanilla orange – though the scent of the Tierra Mia is stronger, and has more of a coconut base to it. The Tierra Mia is also slightly thicker and more moisturizing than the Earth Mama lotion – consider it one step up from that, sitting below a body butter in terms of thickness and hydration level. Earth Mama also does make a body butter (that’s in a pump! which I love) and I’m intending to try that in the fall/winter. Tierra Mia also makes a range of bar soaps and I believe some other creams which I’m now curious about . Amazon carries a bunch of their stuff, though actually not this particular product, unless I missed it.

Let me know if you’ve tried anything else from Therapie and/or Tierra Mia that should be on my radar. I’m kind of all about body care right now for some reason! I guess because #sunsoutgunsout? Ugh I do not like summer can it just be fall again. Story for another day.