Serenitree Soaps- An Etsy Shop

I don’t know about you but I love Etsy. I love the thought of buying something that is handmade and something that has a lot of hard work into it.  Mainly because I know what it’s like to find a hobby, work hard on it and have it appreciated. (A couple upcoming blog posts will explain more)

I recently made a couple purchases from and Etsy shop called Serenitree Soaps. I bought a couple of soaps and bath products. I will show you what I got along with a short description from myself and I will link her shop below! You should definitely check her shop out, and feel free to tell her I sent you! 😉

The first soap is  called Sexy Bomb. It’s comparable to Lush’s Sex Bomb Bath Bomb. It’s approximately a 4 oz bar and it smells like jasmine, sage, and a sweet smell. It is such a pretty soap, I love the colors and how they look like they’re blending together. Easily my favorite item from her shop!

The second soap is Snow Princess. This one is comparable to Lush’s Snow Fairy. It’s approximately a 4 oz bar and it smells like a mix of cotton candy, pear, vanilla and citrus. This is also such a pretty soap, I love the pink!

This is a Butter Bath Melt. It’s a mix between a bath bomb and a bath melt. I got the scent Honey Washed. It smells like a mixture of honey and vanilla. Just drop this under running bath water and it will produce some bubbles and fizz and it is so moisturizing! I really love how cute it is, it looks like a small scoop of ice cream!

This is Coconut Milk Lotion in Tai Coconut. I don’t know about you, but coconut is my absolute favorite! My favorite everything, favorite scent, favorite coffee flavor, favorite food, I love it! This lotion smells amazing and is an amazing moisturizer as well! It is a 7 oz bottle and the packaging is so cute!

Also, the shop owner was nice enough to send me a few samples of other soaps in her shop! (I will explain to you why this is always a good idea).

This is a sample of her Honey Washed soap. It smells delicious and reminds me of Lush’s Honey I Washed The Kids soap. It smells like vanilla and honey, and it is a good sized sample!

This is the reason it is always good to send a small sample or two. This is Lovely Lime soap. I never in a million years would have looked at this soap and went “I should buy this!”…ever. I am not a big fan of citrus at all. I am the type of person that only eats the red and pink starbursts, the red sour patch kids, and the red and purple skittles. Never orange, or yellow, or green.

After smelling this soap, this is something I would and will purchase soon! Once my sample runs out 🙂 It has a nice citrus scent, it isn’t overpowering and it isn’t so strong that I can’t stand it. It has a nice lemon, lime and orange scent and it is the kind of soap that I would love using in the summer. Almost like a fresh, wake me up scent. I also love how the soap is cut with ridges so it is almost like a massage bar.

Please go check out her shop, her prices are good prices for all the hard work put into the products, and she is so friendly and quick with responding to any questions! Let her know I sent you 🙂

You can get to her shop by going to:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SerenitreeSoaps

Or simply go to etsy.com and search for Serenitree Soaps in the search bar.

Thank you for checking her out and for being a part of my blog, you all are amazing!

Xo

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Frank Body- Coffee Scrub

You have probably seen this little brown paper package named Frank on social media at some point, whether it be instagram, twitter or whatever. It is a coffee based scrub that is packed with minerals and essential oils for smooth skin and filled with antioxidants to treat stretch marks, scars, cellulite, and acne.

Of course, after seeing is everywhere I decided to buy a package and see if it was really worth all of the attention it was getting. I bought the Coconut Coffee Scrub. It says that this scrub is great for anyone that has sensitive skin. My skin tends to be dry but anytime I have used ANY face wash, it has broken out…which I am assuming is because my skin is sensitive. Each package contains 200g and the Coconut Coffee Scrub was $17.95 (USD).

Their website and packaging is really cute. When you’re on the website it’s almost as if Frank is talking directly to you. Calling you a babe, letting you know the benefits, and making you feel good about yourself.

I have used the scrub a few times this week already, it says to use between 2-4 times a week. I have only used it on my face so far but I will use it more on my body when I feel like making an even bigger mess. I don’t have ance or scars on my face so the only benefit I am getting from it is that my face felt smooth, moisturized and just clean after using it.

The consistency of the scrub is exactly like used coffee grounds; wet, rough and smells like coffee.

Pros:

  • Smells delicious (like coffee)
  • Softens, exfoliates skin
  • Makes you feel moisturized
  • Package seals with a ziplock
  • Free shipping (USA)
  • Price

Cons:

  • Makes a gigantic mess
  • A lot of product waste
  • Price

Notice I put “Price” under both the Pros and Cons…the reason I did that is because it is decently priced for a moisturizer that does have many benefits to the skin but also you can make your own coffee scrub at home without paying the price of having a name brand product.

I do like the product and the concept of the product, but I absolutely HATE the mess it made all over. I spent more time cleaning my bathroom up than I did exfoliating my face. Not only does the messy aspect of it drive me insane, but the amount of waste of the product. I found out that wetting your face or body first and then putting the scrub on will help but not completely…there is still a good amount of waste.

I thought it would be a good idea to try leaning over the sink to catch any that fell and then pick it up and reuse it…but its almost impossible to pick all the waste up and try to reuse it…it’s more of a hassle and it’s more time consuming than to just accept the amount of waste.

Overall, I will say that I did like how smooth, clean and moisturized it made my face feel…but I want to say the Cons outweigh the Pros here. I am going to give it a try on my body and see if that clears up any cellulite that I may have and I will report back to anyone that wants to know the results. I might purchase this product again, unless I get the ingredients and make it myself.

Rating: 6/10.

I wish I could give this product a better rating but the amount of waste is so upsetting especially when the pric is much more than it would cost to make this yourself.

Have any of you tried this product? What did you think? Would you buy it again? Do you plan on buying and trying this coffee scrub out? Have you ever made your own? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you all for reading!

xoxo

So Excited!

I am so excited right now! I have so much in store for all of you 🙂

From having a Youtube channel with 1k+ viewers on it, to switching to a blog with maybe 4 or 5 followers on it…that is kind of sad, but I’m the one that moved to the middle of the woods and can no longer stream/upload videos because the connection is so terrible. Plus, I think I am better at writing (I hope?) than I am at talking and trying to explain things right on the spot. I like writing more anyways, and pictures.

So anyways, I am soo BEYOND excited! I have made about 5 purchases of things I want to review for you. Products that I believe everyone should try at least once in your life, and I know you will get hooked and you will hate me forever for it because that is where all of your life savings will go. Sorry.

I also will have DIY’s coming as well.

Some products to look forward to are body scrubs, homemade soaps, coffee masks, bubble bars, bath bombs, and more! 🙂 I hope you all are as excited as I am. I hate waiting for packages….but they will be here soon!

xoxo