Every now and again something surprising pops up in my inbox.  A few weeks ago I was contacted by Stevonne, the owner of Beija Flor Naturals.  Despite my harsh review policy Stevonne offered to send me some Beija Flor Naturals products in exchange for a review, and I agreed.  Beija…

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You have probably seen some of the recent media attention surrounding litigation against WEN by Chaz Dean.  If not click here and here.  There have apparently been several lawsuits over the years, including a class action alleging that WEN products caused the plaintiffs to suffer hair loss.  Hundreds of users…

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Francheska Medina of HeyFranHey is easy to admire.  She took charge of her own health, solved a seemingly unsolvable chronic illness, stuck with her healthy lifestyle, and built that healthy lifestyle into a growing empire one bit of friendly and useful advice at a time.  Living with a chronic illness…

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    White Peach Scrub Bar (2.5 oz) Handmade Cartel should rename this soap to Sensual White Peach Scrub Bar.  The heady peach aroma of this soap is not the typical sweet smelling, candied peach scent you might expect.  It is a more adult, complex peach scent that makes you…

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  Facial Bar (5.25 oz) Handmade Cartel’s Facial Bar is an effective, non-irritating face soap.  This translucent bar is unscented, which is always appreciated in products I plan to put on my face.  I’m sure it’s not just me, but strongly scented facial products are always a turn off, especially…

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