Monday, April 15, 2013

The infamous MICHAEL TODD True Organics

Lemme tell you something, this thang changed my life!!!!!!!!!!!

I really don't know who to thank or who i can give a big bear hug to but HOLY JESUS (ok i'm not even a christian) if there was ever one brand that blow my mind on the first impression than this is it my friend, this is it!!! i'm even all psyched up writing this blog at the moment, can you tell? (hahaha you should see my face right now i probably have stars in my eyes). I do have a few people to thank for those who have seriously recommended me this brand, some of them were my blog readers like Dewisya, Thanks love :)

So anyways, i heard good stuff about The Michael Todd's line, i heard beauty blogger raves about them and read their reviews but it didn't really intrigued me to get them up until recently my skin was itching for a good switch to a real organic thing. So i did try Origins (and yes i still love some of their products), i tried REN (bloody expensive! so much for ditching the high end brands hahaha), don't get me wrong, i still think highly of some of the organic brands i tried but nothing compare to these babies right here ya'all, i'm telling ya, i could obviously saw instant result even on the first time.

Ok, let me get into the details now, at first i was pretty disappointed that their official website doesn't ship to my country, Indonesia, but i found them on (again, such a life savior!) and i can always send them to my brother in law who lives in Washington DC as an option if i don't feel like paying that extra shipping cost you know it's a rip offfffff! So i was browsing on their official website and thinking which product should i get because as you know looking into skin care lines can be a little too overwhelming you want to try this and that but then i tried to focus with what i actually need (the official website is pretty informative which i will put the link down below) and i decided to get the honey and oat cleanser because they say this is the best for combination skin and the cranberry antioxidant because i was looking for anti aging stuff but didn't want to jump into serums yet (you know that theory, make sure the basics are good first before you make that next step).

The first time i tried the honey and oat cleanser, it felt it was tightening my skin without leaving any dry patches after it dried out and when i slathered on the cranberry antioxidant toner, that's when i felt there's some serious thing going on in my face, it felt warm at first like a warm tingling effect you just know it's working and the feeling after i was just blown away. This is it, this is my new holy grail item, i think i'll try to stick to this one (we'll see how long it last), not only it is affordable (the 210ml honey oat cleanser is $24 that's around Rp.240.000 and the 230 ml cranberry toner is $18 that's around Rp.180.000) it is organic, and if you look up at the ingredients list, usually most skin care brands first item on their ingredients list would be water (aqua) but you'll find aloe vera as their first item on the list which i think it explains everything (you can google it why aloe vera is good for your skin, i'm not gonna  start preaching here haha!).

I know probably for my fellow Indonesians can be really difficult to get a hold of these products if you do mind ordering through Amazon because it can get tricky (been there done that!), but if you are willing to risk it, i think it's worth the shot. I did send them an email asking whether they would ship to Indonesia and they promised to work on that so hopefully we can enjoy improvements on their service REAL SOON!

If you are into organic or natural skin care or thinking of switching to one, i really recommend this brand but again, i can't promise you what works for me works for you, so make sure you go out there, do your research to see which product suits you best before you decide to make any purchase, personally for me this is definitely worth the investment because these babies are legit!

If you decided to try one please let me know and if you are already please share with me which one you have and how you like it :))) I hope you enjoy reading this post     xx

Products mentioned above and where you can get them online:
1. Michael Todds true organics Honey & Oat cleanser 210 ml (link to the official site click here Michael Todds true organic website or go to click here
2. Michael Todd true organics Cranberry antioxidant anti aging toner 230 ml (link to the official site click here Michael Todds true organic website or go to click here

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Giving my hair what it deserves!

I have been contemplating on hair care and stumbled upon many organic brands, i'm finally calling the shots for this one. After probably 2 years of frequently using the Philip Kingsley body building shampoo and found out it has sulfates, it just broke my heart. Although it was not a mind blowing product i have used on my hair but it kinda did the job pretty well. Soon enough i found myself busy browsing and researching what could be the next big thing for my hair! 

So there were a few organic natural brands i have been eyeing on for months but did some research on them, reading reviews and you know stuff like that but this John Masters organic stood out the most. I don't know if its the sleek packaging (yes i'm a sucker for packaging! who isn't???) or the reviews that caught my attention first but so i decided to give it go. 

The first time i smelt it, it really has a strong lavender scent, it's hard to recognize that there's rosemary in it. If you are use to shampoos that smells yummy or sweet like a girly girl shampoo, you might not like this one because it has more a natural plant smell. I quite like it, it makes me feel i am not lathering my hair in chemical stuff and that i am actually giving my hair a real healthy treat. After drying my hair, my hair felt bouncier, although to be honest i haven't noticed anything massively different since i've only been using The John masters organics for about two weeks now but it's showing good signs already i'm definitely getting my hands on more of their products! What hair care do you use? Are you aware of the chemicals on your products? please share with me if you do have recommendations on organic or natural stuff that you like!

Now my hair can finally say bye bye to sulfates and parabens!

Products mentioned above and where you can get them: