gemstonz cbd-infused lip balm

So babes, now that I am jumping back in, I thought my first product should be something that is not just fun and functional, but also at the forefront in the land of product ingredients. And what other product these days is more on than the forefront than CBD. Haven’t heard of it? Well, you soon will as it’s right now all the rage.

CBD is short for cannabidiol and yes, it is found in the marijuana plant, but no, it does not get you high. It is one of the “cannabinoids” found in the cannabis plant. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the one that is better known and the one that causes a high. Both occur naturally in the plant, and both interact with “cannabinoid receptors” that are found in the human body.

If you haven’t yet noticed, CBD products are everywhere. It’s an industry that is growing by the day and it quickly finding its way into health and beauty products. More and more claims are being made each day about the health benefits about using CBD to treat pain, anxiety, depression and a host of other ailments.

Now, babes, I am not a doctor, so I am not endorsing any of these claims. But what I can tell you is that before I picked this product, I had tried about a half a dozen CBD products, including gummies, tinctures, capsules, and yes, even “flower” to help with sleep issues that have plagued me over the years. I finally found one product that really did help (a capsule), … keep on reading...

burt’s bees super shiny natural lip gloss

Hey there, my glossy little babes… Thursday Review Day is here again! This week’s contender was hatched from, or should I say buzzes in from, a beloved little company called Burt’s Bees.

Yes, I’m sure know you all know them well, but for those you of you who don’t, they are a company that started out in Maine selling honey and beeswax candles out of a cabin and now offer over 150 natural personal care products. Over half of their product line is made with 100% natural ingredients, and they don’t test products or ingredients on animals. If you are one of those curious types, you can read more about them here and m

Burt’s started out with just a lip balm, but now offers a number of other lip products that are widely available. I’ve tried them all at one point or another (a balm, a shimmer stick, and the gloss), but chose to write about their Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss after reading that their very first ingredient is castor oil, which I had mentioned in my post, Shine On You Crazy Glossbabe a couple of weeks ago as an ingredient to look for when looking for a super-shiny gloss. It’s also a new product! This gloss come in six colors, and at $7.49 at Wegmans and $6.99 at CVS, I decided that trying two colors – Berry Pink and Zesty Red – wouldn’t break the bank.

When I first put this gloss on, it felt very oily and thin, which I found strange because it took a … keep on reading...