Thursday, July 23, 2015

This or That: Mango Sugar Scrub

Hi there!

I've been loving fruity sugar scrubs this summer...

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango versus
The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub.

... and I think it's fair to say I love a good value even more!

The Tree Hut scrub retails for $6.48 ($0.36/oz.) while The Body Shop scrub retails for $20 ($2.70/oz.). Yikes.

The Tree Hut (TH) scrub smells AMAZING! It's sweet and natural at the same time... while The Body Shop (TBS) scrub kind of smells like a scented Play-Doh! It smells okay in the shower, though.

The textures of each scrub are both nice in their own way. TH is rougher. I feel like it exfoliates much better and leaves my skin feeling soft after bathing.

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango.

The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub.

I used the TBS scrub in the bath, and it turned my water milky. My skin was left feeling soft, but it was on the verge of greasy.

Both scrubs are organic- that's cool.

Overall, I don't think this one is even close. I'll use up the TBS scrub, but I most definitely won't repurchase it.

Have you used either of these scrubs? What are your thoughts?

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

All Lives Matter

Hi there!

Soooo many of my Facebook friends have been posting stories and articles regarding #BlackLivesMatter... more specifically, that #AllLivesMatter is ignorant and racist. What?

I'm curious why this is the belief of so many.

Isn't the goal for every life to be equal? I really think the purposeful segregation is perpetuating the problem.

I was told that because I'm technically white skinned, I'm at the top of the racial hierarchy and I have "nothing to worry about." Okay, it's nice that you think that... but you're just as ignorant as you think I am.

I believe in a healthy debate, so I asked this friend a series of questions mostly pertaining to his claim that I'm ignorant for thinking that ALL lives do matter. I asked him if I'd be considered racist if I held a sign saying "white lives matter." Luckily, his answer was no. BUT because I'm white, he said I'd look silly- seeing, again, as I have nothing to worry about. I laughed aloud.

I understand that this world is not what it should be when it comes to treating people the way they should be treated. That doesn't make me happy at all.

A change will only happen when (if) we as a PEOPLE... not a color... not a gender... not an anything but a PEOPLE realize that person A is just as much a person as person B.

It's time to stop with the division of people based on anything but their integrity.

To those who assume that I am where I am today because of the color of my skin: goodbye. My pigment gets zero credit for my success. I have worked, and currently do work very hard for everything I've achieved. Thanks, affirmative action.

One more thought... there is no such thing as reverse racism. Racism is racism.

I can feel myself rambling on, so I'll leave with this... "black America. White America." STOP. IT!

Oh yeah... #AllLivesMatter

Until next time...
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