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Filtering by Tag: koke'e

the fresh perspective...

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I'm back with a product review.  Malie Organics is a skin care line we've been carrying for a few years.   I can honestly say that I've been using the body wash exclusively for over six months and am noticing that it is the real deal.  I LOVE moisturized skin and will stop at nothing to keep it soft, supple and fresh.  The wash is moisturizing and freshly scented.  Koke'e's scent is from the Hawaiian plant the Maile vine. It's a little thin but dissolves and spreads quite easily.  I tend to be an over user but a little less is always better...

Apart from making me fresh, clean and moist, any time you purchase a Malie Organics product that uses the Maile vine, 1% of the proceeds goes back to the Koke'e Resource Conservation Program.  So now you're doing a little more!

With the onslaught of information about the (watch the video if you're okay with images of death) catastrophe in Bangladesh, I have really begun to try to learn where my hard-earned money goes.  Buying a $25 lotion over a department store $10 lotion seems a little extravagant, but let me say that the lotion I buy gives back.  The $10 drug store lotion that's massed produced probably does not give back.  This was meant to be a product review and now has turned into a deeper post.

When you spend your money, what does it do after it leaves your hands?  What support does your money provide?  Think about this every time you swipe your debit or visa card.  Researching how your favorite goods and products are produced may seem foreign to some of you and commonplace for others.  If you want to learn more, just ask.  Once you know what your money does after it leaves you, you might think twice about how you spend it.

That's the fresh perspective...

magic monday - what's in our bags

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AMYSenior Stylist

AMY

Amy is our resident lady about town, and the girl with the golden touch.

AMYS BAG 2 Her bag is from Marc Jacobs. Her small makeup bag is from Forever 21, while the silver one was found at a market in Thailand.

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Here’s what we found in her bag:

01 Sephora natural lavender Blotting Papers 02 Excel Mint Gum 03 Lash Curler 04 YSL Opium Perfume 05 Vitamin D Life  - this winter/spring shenanigan has got us needing all the vitamin d we can get!! 06 Crest Toothpaste + Excel Toothbrush 07 Rae + Jerry's Pen - dipping onion rings in the honeydill sauce. all you need to know... 08 MAC Eyelid Gloss - dewy lids! 09 Playtex Tampon 10 MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Asian Flower 11 MAC lipstick in MAC Red 12 Tylenol 13 *Bobby Pins (we've got tiny boxes of 30 pins for only 3.50) 14 Carmex 15 Stephanie Berrington's Bottle Opener - sorry Steph, I didn't mean to take this home with me... 16 *Kevin Murphy FRESHAIR Dry Shampoo - I use it everyday. an unhealthy obsession. 17 MAC Lipliner in Redd 18 Tweezers 19 *Malie Kokee Hand & Body Lotion 20 Wine opener - picnics in the park are made so much easier when ya got one of these around.

All starred items are currently available in our boutique, so come visit us and pick up a few of Amy's picks!

the fresh perspective...

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MALIE ORGANIC BODY POLISH

Okay guys this scrub is bananas!!! Yup, I used three exclamation marks...  My overwhelming excitement is quite obvious.  I used this polish yesterday and my skin...!  MY SKIN!!!! (I used four...)  My skin felt amazing and I was instantly sold.  This product is very natural and 1% of the proceeds of this particular scent (koke'e) goes back into planting more of this plant.  This scrub is made from the maile vine that is indigenous to Hawaii and you can actually see the plant in the scrub.  It makes your skin feel so good and if you follow it with the body cream it is like desert for your skin!

Being black (sorry that wasn't politically correct)...I am very particular with the type of lotions I use on my skin.  I love the extra moisture and the shine I get from heavy lotions, and this product really felt conditioning even though it was light.  And the smell?!!  Oooh-wee!!  As you can see, I LOVE this polish!  If you've used it and hated it please let me know, I'm always interested in opinions about the things I love.  It's nice to get a different perspective on things, I believe, are gold.

I recommend to use it once a week with the lotion to give your skin that soft and healthy glow.  It is a full on scrub so it will exfoliate your skin and make it feel soft... Come check out the Boutique to see the full line that also includes soaps, candles and perfume.  That's the fresh respective... I love this product!

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