Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Out Of Africa Product Line Review And Giveaway

A little sneak peek at current beauty routine.
First of all, sincerest apologies. I didn't mean to forget Daytonian pride. I was never a University of Dayton student or had interest of attending, but I drank often at the Starbucks on Brown Street near campus. That must count for something right? So here's my late shout out: Way to go University of Dayton men's basketball team on making the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament! Wooo hooo!!! What an amazing adventure and fantastic feat! What a thrill ride!

Way to go Dayton!
Now I'm not the biggest sports fan, but even I am impressed by beloved Cinderella story of my hometown. I wasn't the only one. Some artist friends and colleagues commented on their journey and applauded them too. We didn't make the Final Four, but getting up there beating out Ohio State and other heavyweight teams meant everything for us underdogs.
This brings me to the second blog giveaway. It is tough, wishing everyone to win the prize. That is how it goes in the way of life. Still, everyone's a winner because by reading this post, you'll all know just how terrific Out Of Africa's products are. 100% cruelty free, this vegan based body and skin care treats make skin glow with vitality and softness. Plus, 5 cents of each purchase benefits a child's education in West Africa and provides PBS programming. We all know how terrific PBS programming is- don't we? I still remember learning so much from beloved shows like Reading Rainbow, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Lamb Chops Play Along, and Sesame Street. And yes, I still watch Arthur sometimes- when the writers aren't writing unbelievable episodes on vegetarians...
As for Out Of Africa, I am currently using the Lavender Body Wash (which smells and cleanses amazingly), the Verbena 100% Pure & Unrefined Shea Butter (softens and keeps ashiness at bay), and the Africa Black Soap for my face.
I am usually more of a facial cleanser lady. However, Out Of Africa's Africa Black Soap happens to be one of those rare occasions that don't dry up my face like a California raisin. Of course, I tone and moisturize after, but that new found radiant dewiness is definitely from the gentle, non-fragrant soap. Made from natural and sustainable ingredients like organic Shea Butter (hand made in Benin and rich in vitamins A, E, and F)), aloe vera, olive oil, and even plantain skins (yes!!!), your skin reaps benefits from these remarkable rewards. Then again, not all skin types are created equal. I only know it has impacted my face over the course of a week. It's good stuff. All the way from Africa. That touches me in ways no one can ever fathom.
So the Out of Africa Giveaway package consists of Out of Africa's Lavender Body Wash, Lavender Body Lotion, Orange Cream Lip Balm, and Lavender 100% Pure and Unrefined Shea Butter, and a Fair Trade chocolate treat! It begins now! Good luck everybody! Winner will be drawn April 9th!

Smiling educated kids in Africa- that's what I love seeing twice a day!
Rounded edge soap is so cute. Love the giraffe design.
Face washing is so fun in the morning. You know, after the grueling hitting the snooze button a gazillion times and then finally waking up.
Before toner and moisturizer. Also that horrid pimple above top lip is all but faded now. Stress is real!


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    1. Never mind!!! Anyways, my favorite beauty brands definitely have to be Shea Moisture, As I Am, and Carol's Daughter Hair Milk.

  2. As I Am is definitely on my list of products to use!!! Heard such good reviews about it. Shea Moisture is an awesome brand too. :)