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Kaia Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth: in the Beauty Brains bathroom

August 2nd, 2013

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Today I’m sharing my impressions of Kaia Juicy Bamboo facial cleansing cloths.  

What’s in it and what’s not in it

According to their website, these cloths are a “natural cleanser, toner, eye makeup remover that doesn’t fry your skin.”

  • Purest cleansing cloth on the market
  • Soaked in vitamins B12, C, E
  • Lifts and dissolves makeup without stinging eyes

It also contains honey and 8 natural plant oils and is free from parabens and sulfates.

Sarah Bellum says…

The bamboo fabric is softer than any non-woven towelette I’ve ever used yet it still has enough texture that it gives a deep clean sensation. Compared to other facial cloths I’ve used it’s relatively dry feeling. That’s nice because that means there’s no solution dripping down your  face. However, I had the sense that it doesn’t provide as much cleansing for heavy duty makeup removal.  I haven’t been using much makeup lately so I wasn’t able to really put it to the test, so  I checked with the Left Brain to get a sense of how effective these natural ingredients are at removing greasy makeup.

It turns out that while the cloths are sulfate free, as claimed, they do contain a couple of mild surfactants (like sodium stearoyl lactylate) which help remove makeup.  All these ingredients are not listed on Kaia’s website but I’m copying them below from the back of the package.

Kaia Juicy Bamboo ingredients

Agua, acacia gum, xanthum gum, honey, sodium stearoyl lactylate, cetyl alcohol, sunflower seed oil, sodium lauroyl oat amino acids, panthenol, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, salicylic acid, benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol, benzalkonium chloride, orange oil, lemon peel oil, spearmint leaf oil, lime oil, tangerine peel oil, grapefruit peel oil, mandarin orange peel oil, bergamot fruit oil

Full disclosure: From time to time we receive free samples of products, like this one, to try in exchange for a mention on our blog.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2011 Makeup Coupon Codes & Deals

November 23rd, 2011

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2011 Makeup Coupon Codes & Deals

You can also shop through Ebates, which will help you save anywhere from 3-15% depending on the merchant. For those unfamiliar with the program, you earn cash back from purchases you make through Ebates, which is paid out quarterly. Right now, the top beauty cash back offers are Lancome (14%), The Body Shop (10%), Pur Minerals (10%), Sephora (8%), and DermStore (7.5%).

*** I will update this list as more coupon codes come out, as some brands do not allow codes to release prior!  Black Friday — indicates it is for only 11/25 unless otherwise specified; Cyber Monday — indicates it is for only 11/28 unless otherwise specified.

  • Arcona: Black Friday — 40% off all purchases of $100 or more with code BLACK, 11/25 only.
  • theBalm: Black Friday — 40% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY, begins 9AM PST and ends at 11:59PM PST.
  • Bath & Body Works: 2011 VIP Bag ($100 value) for $20 with any $40+ purchase, 11/23 through 11/25. Black Friday — 5 wallflowers, save $7.50; buy 3, get 3 free signature collection body care; 2 for $20 3-wick candles. Cyber Monday — 25% off any purchase 11/28 through 11/29 (code to come later this week).
  • Bella il Fiore: 2% off from 11/25 through 11/28 with code BELLA25.
  • Bliss UK: 20% off all orders with code AFFDEC20, expires 12/31, one use per customer.
  • The Body Shop: Black Friday — 3 for $30 on all products (11/24 through 11/25). 3 for $30 on all bath and body products (11/26 through 11/27). Cyber Monday — 3 for $30 on all products + free shipping, 11/28 only.
  • Bobbi Brown: 3 best-selling treats + free shipping on all orders, 11/22 through 11/29.
  • Borghese: Cyber Monday — 25% off entire purchase with code 25CYBER11, 12PM EST through 4PM EST 11/28.
  • Butter London: Cyber Monday — 30% off with code CELEBRATE11, expires 11/30.
  • C.O. Bigelow: $10 off $75+ orders with code BIGTHANKS, expires 11/28.
  • Carol’s Daughter: 15% off + free shipping on $25 orders before Black Friday with code PRESALE. Black Friday sale + free shipping with code THANKS, 11/25 through 11/27. Cyber Monday — Spend $35, save $5; spend $50, save $10; spend $100, save $25, valid 11/28 through 11/30.
  • Chantecaille: Free Les Macarons palette + free shipping with $150+ purchase with code SHOPCHIC, 11/25 through 11/28.
  • Clarisonic: All Clarisonic skincare pairs purchased between 11/25 through 11/29 will be 20% off.
  • Clinique: Black Friday — Free Eye Look + shipping on $25+ orders, no code necessary, 11/25 only.
  • Eve Pearl: 40% to 55% off Eve Pearl products with code BPTG2011, starts 11/24 11AM EST through 11/28 11PM EST. While supplies last.
  • EvolutionMan: Free Cleanse & Shave ($20 value) with any purchase, no code necessary, 11/25 through 11/28.
  • John Masters Organics: 25% off site wide with code HOLIDAY11, noon EST 11/23 through 11/28.
  • Kiehls: $20 off $65+ orders with code HOLIDAY, expires 11/31.
  • Korres: 20% off entire purchase 11/22 through 11/27 with code FF2011.
  • LA Splash Cosmetics: 40% off select products, 11/23 through 11/30.
  • Laura Geller: Black Friday — 20% off online kits, no code necessary.
  • Lisa Hoffman Beauty: Cyber Monday — free signature votive candle and deluxe samples ($15 value) with $65+ purchases, free shipping on $50+ purchases.
  • Naturopathica: 10% off with code BLACKFRIDAY, 11/22 through 11/30.
  • Philip B.: 20% off all gift sets with code NOV2011.
  • Rain Cosmetics: Black Friday — 40% off all products, and if you spend $100 (before discount), you’ll receive a free makeup bag. Cyber Monday — 40% off all lip products. No code needed for either promotion.
  • Sephora: Black Friday — 10 specials, $10 each: Tarte Multipleye Primer + Lights, Camera, Lashes Duo; Korres Guava All Butter Moisture Therapy Pack; Josie Maran Argan Color Stick; Stila Glitz & Glam Palette + Lip Glaze; Buxom Welcome to the Party; Bare Minerals All Decked Out; The Art of Shaving 4 Elements of a Perfect Shave; Sephora Travel Brush Set; tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette (5 shades); Kat Von D Adora Fragrance.
  • Somme Institute: 40% off site wide 11/24 through 11/29.
  • Stila Cosmetics: Black Friday — first 500 to spend $25 will receive a 6-piece eyeshadow palette + free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY. Cyber Monday — Warehouse sale, up to 80% off, valid 11/28 through 12/2.
  • Three Custom Color Specialists: Cyber Monday — 30% off site wide with code CYBER11, valid 11/28 only.
  • Urban Decay: Black Friday — $20 off Book of Shadows Vol. 4 to first 1,000 people to purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY11.
  • YSL: 20% off now through 11/26 with code CYBER.

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My Make Up Collection – Going Cruelty Free

August 27th, 2010 for more info on UK. Here’s my make up collection, split in to three categories, those companies who don’t test on animals, those I don’t know about or they haven’t replied to my query, and those who do test on animals and should be boycotted! I’ve been using the PETA and BUAV lists which list good companies as ones that do not test their products and ingredients on animals. There’s a big difference between that and just their products! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT and HELPFUL COMMENTS. I’M DEFINITELY NOT AN EXPERT IN THIS AREA, MERELY INTERESTED AND WANT TO FIND OUT THE RIGHT INFORMATION. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT (SO DOES HARVEY!) **UPDATE*** The Beauty Factories cosmetics 120 pro eyeshadow pallette is tested on animals. Revlon have recently been added to my “good” list. Rimmel wrote to me saying that they do not test their products on animals – but some of the ingredients may be tested on animals… so it’s still on my naughty list! Rimmel is part of the Coty group who make most of the “celebrity” perfumes like Kylie’s. BOOTS also doesn’t test their own make up (No 7, natural collection, No 17) on animals, although their packaging gives no information. GOSH COSMETICS also wrote to me, they do not test on animals either. Elizabeth Arden telephoned me to tell me that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals. WHY DO THESE COMPANIES NOT PUT THIS INFO ON THEIR WEBSITES???? WE NEED TO KNOW! Thank you to everyone who has left a comment

Rihanna Inspired Look – Barry M Make Up Tutorial

October 1st, 2009

Daniella uses: Shimmering Eye & Lip Crayon (SEC1) Dazzle Dust Pearly Mauve(DD90) Dazzle Dust Electric Blue (DD22) Kohl Pencil Black (KP1) Black 3 in 1 Mascara (MAS9) Natural Dazzle Compact(NDS) Lip Paint (LP101) Glossy Tube Cady Pink (GT10) Order online at:

Lady GaGa Inspired Look – Barry M Make Up Tutorial

September 5th, 2009

Lady GaGa Inspired Look Dazzle Dust Neon Pink (DD85) Kohl Pencil Dark Brown (KP2) Kohl Pencil Dark Brown (KP1) Shop Online now