One of the good thing about vacations is my chance to catch up on various more personal and creative projects. Now most of the time they involve sightseeing or eating. But a part of that time is also about catching up on my blogging on some of the “fun finds” I come across.
In the past I’ve spoken about me member with BirchBox.com; a mail order samples membership that for a monthly fee they provide you with sample (and on occasion full size) products for face and body. Often I think the monthly is general fair, lets say around 85% of the time, but that bumps to 90% when I go on a trip, the gym or a weekend trip and need a sample or small size product. These samples are perfect for travel.
I’ve been a huge fan of one of the beard cleaners; Mr Natty Face Forrest Soap and have gone on to purchase it several times since I initially got it in my box. But being on the east coast, this summer, in the heat and humidity I found myself needing some alternatives for skill and face. This prompted me to bring out the a new product; Das Boom Everything Wash with a blend of Bay Rum, Smoke and yes “Dirt” – it’s an earthy natural scent that when use as a full body wash isn’t overpowering or floral. It also leaves your skin feeling clean and moisturized sort of a nice change after sweating and putting sunscreen on all day. I have to say – I have found another fave product ! Check the link for the other versions of the brand as well. I think the next up for me is its Bourbon & Leather Soap version.
The other product I got a chance to enjoy is Brickell’s Purifying Charcoal FaceWash. Now, be prepared – if you aren’t used to products with a charcoal component – it isn’t a white color – it, well it looks liquid grey liquid coal. But don’t let that stop you – it goes on cool and refreshing and leaves your face feeling clean, but not super dry. With its blend of Charcoal to cleanse the pores of bacteria and irritants, while natural oils dissolve the bad kind and replenishes skin with healthy ones.