Yes to Coconut Review

I know I’ve been MIA for quite some time. Life’s been a little busy but I’ve been testing out lots of products and can’t wait to share them with you. First up, my new obsession with Yes to Coconut products.



Yes to Coconut Review



After seeing the Yes to Coconut Polishing Body Scrub in a magazine, I knew I had to try it out. The scrub is 98% natural and uses nearly all of the coconut (even the husk) to exfoliate your body. Virgin Coconut Oil helps to keep your skin hydrated while the Coconut Husk gently exfoliates to leave you with clearly and smoother skin. The scrub feels so luxurious and smells amazing.



Yes to Coconut Polishing Scrub



It’s gently enough to use every day and I’ve already went through my first jar. It retails for $7.99 and is worth every penny.



Yes to Coconut Restoring Balm



The next product I picked up because I was so happy with the scrub is Yes to Coconut Head-to-Toe Restoring Balm. With the weather getting cooler and dryer, I knew I had to get something to keep my skin hydrated. To be honest, I thought the product was going to be like a shea butter. I guess I should have known better with the word “balm” in the name. I was surprised when I opened the lid and found what looked like a large waxy lip balm. Using the included applicator, I applied the balm to my heels (they’re also dried and cracked) and my elbows. The product does feel a little greasy but is absorbed right away. This product is also 98% natural and made with Virgin Coconut, Sweet Almond, and Avocado Oils. A little goes a long way! To be honest, the card board divider between the foam applicator and the balm does soak up the oil as you use the applicator more and more and is a tad messy. I’ve been using it every day and have hardly made a dent. I have a feeling that this will last me a long time. It retails for $9.99.

Overall, I’m loving the Yes to Coconut products I’ve tried so far. I purchased the above products at Target and Walgreens. They also have several other products in their line-up and you can even get an in-store coupon on their website here. Have you tried any of the other Yes to Coconut products or products in the other Yes to line-up? I’m curious to try out some of the others.

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Yes to Coconut Polishing Scrub, $8.99 | Yes to Coconut Head-to-Toe Restoring Balm, $9.99

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CreativeBug Review


In case you didn’t pick up, I love being crafty and making things with my hands. When I learned about CreativeBug, I was really excited. CreativeBug’s mission is to be your go-to source for online art and craft instruction. There are several different categories to choose from such as jewelry, sewing, and quilting. As a CreativeBug member, you’ll have unlimited access to over 300 online video workshops. Classes can also be purchased a la carte if you’re not interested in subscribing.



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When I logged on, I took a look at the different classes being offered in each category. I was a little disappointed by the options. It definitely didn’t seem like they had 300 videos. Some categories do have more options than other. For example, there are several under sewing but only a few under jewelry. Also, I wasn’t too interested in the selection. The only thing under jewelry that caught my eye was metal stamping.

The site is easy to navigate and each video has chapters so you can watch it all at once or watch and pause as needed. Each project also has a tab to let you know what materials are needed and what level the project is. The monthly subscription is $9.95/mo. Especially with so many DIY/crafting bloggers and YouTube videos available, I don’t see a monthly subscription being necessary. But hey, that’s just my opinion.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Perlier Shea Butter With White Lily Hand Cream Review

I received Perlier’s Shea Butter with White Lilly Hand Cream to review from iFabbo. I’ve tried several other Perlier products before through iFabbo and to be honest, some have been hits while others have been misses. To me, the scents are generally too strong or off the mark with Perlier products. If you prefer someone unscented or more subtle, Perlier products may not be right for you.



perlier shea butter hand cream



Perlier Shea Butter with White Lilly Hand Cream is a shea butter duo of organic shea butter with extracts of white lily, which helps to make your hands soft and leaves them moisturized. It is a thicker cream and works great as a hand cream. My hands always seem to be dry, so I’m always looking for a great hand cream. It’s also important to keep them moisturized as hands are usually the first sign at giving away how old someone is. I want to keep my hands looking youthful and great.

I’m not a huge fan of the scent of this hand cream. It is way too perfumy and floral scented in my opinion. I’m not sure if their target audience is older women. I would love to see a Perlier product with a scent that is more attractive to younger people and not as heavy. My sense of smell works just fine and I don’t want to walk around smelling like potpourri.

Overall, this is a very luxurious hand cream that works well but the scent is a huge turn-off to me so I use it sparingly and only at night before bed, not in public.

You get a very generous amount (6.7 oz) for $24 on HSN.


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Chocolate Coconut Muffins

When I received Kiva Organic Cacao Powder to review, I knew I wanted to bake something with it. After looking for a recipe online, I decided to make some chocolate coconut muffins/cupcakes. It’s super sweet so it can easily be a muffin if you eat it plain or as a cupcake if you top it with some frosting.



chocolate coconut muffins



What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1T vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Step One:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients using an electric mixer.

Step Two:

Line and spray your muffin tins or use cupcake liners as these tend to be very sticky. The batter will be very liquidy but don’t worry, this is OK.

Step Three:

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.

These gluten-free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free muffins/cupcakes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Red, White, and Blue Hair Extensions for 4th of July

I was recently given the opportunity to review some red, white, and blue 100% human hair extensions that were given to me by Denyce at MyLuxury1st Hair Extensions. With the 4th of July holiday coming up, I thought it’d be fun to try them out!

All of the hair extensions are hand sewn by Denyce. The hair extensions came nicely packaged and arrived to my house safely. I like that they’re super long so that they blend in nice with my long hair. You can trim them to size if you need to. She also offers hair extensions in several other colors and styles.

They’re super easy to clip in, you really don’t need much hair at all to clip them on to. I clipped them on to my boyfriend’s head, who has really short hair, and they stayed in. He wasn’t too happy about that. Because they are human hair, you have to take care of them and treat them as so. The packaging that it comes in provides hair care instructions to keep your extensions looking nice for a long time.



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I think I’m going to be sporting these hair extensions this Friday for the holiday, why not?

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