November • RENEGADE HONEY (V)
It’s November!! Things are still stressful with school, but we are moving towards a break and needed time with family, which means I chose another soft scent. This time we have Renegade Honey! FINCH BERRY - Year of Soap Set Who is he?🍯 “Bring your nose to the decorative honeycomb moulding that tops this soap and you’ll be met with (you guessed it) the low, sweet scent of honey. Add a dark whisper of bitter almond and Renegade Honey readily envelops the airways, offering, in turn, a sigh of rejuvenation and warm contentment. With a cream-colored, amber-flecked body and a rich foaming lather, this nourishing soap can’t help but endear itself to the senses.“ *there is no honey in this soap it is VEGAN which is awesome!🐝 Look🍯 This one is very simple yet elegant especially when compared to the others from Finchberry! This actually took my boyfriend off guard because each time he comes over there is some extremely loud colored soap in my bathroom and so he was like “who’s this?”😂 but that being said, it is still very gorgeous and would look super beautiful in a natural looking bathroom! It has a comb shape on the top with what looks like sugar sprinkled on it. Overall it is very beautiful and natural looking! Feel🍯 This one is a harder soap, which helps with it not leaving tons of reside on the soap dish. As I mentioned before, this is super important to me because I HATE cleaning the soap dish nearly every time I use the soap! Since it is also very uniform in shape, it melts away more uniform than the others. This means it will not get super out of shape to where it will not stand unlike most of the others. When used it leaves your hands super soft like all of the others! Scent🍯 This one definitely takes on the scent of the others it’s boxed with, which means it takes a minute to get to its true smell. When you do get to it’s scent, it is by far the most soft scent I’ve run into. It’s very calming, but it will not stay on your skin. This would be fantastic for people who are sensitive to smells! Update on SWEET DREAMS🍂 Oh no. Okay it was good as a hand soap at the beginning, then it started smelling strange. I think it got more lavender scented as I used it, but it has a weirdness to it. I moved it into my shower to use as a body soap, and I really don’t like it any more. I have no idea what happened, but as of now it is my least favorite! 😭
FINCH BERRY-Year of Soap Set
October’s Finch Berry • SWEET DREAMS (V)
Happy October! For many that will mean time for pumpkin spice lattes, jumping in leaf piles, and dressing up! For students like myself it means super caffeinated Monster drinks, running over leaves in a rush for class, and going to midterms in pajamas!😅 However, I have good news for such stressed loves, this soap is for you! FINCH BERRY - Year of Soap Set Who is she? 🍂 “Ever-calming lavender and vanilla aromas make for this fantastic never-fail soap. Crowned in gold and marbled in smooth purples and pale greens, Sweet Dreams manages to suds, soap up, and soothe even the most agitated of bodies and minds; cool lavender and warm vanilla lead to a luxurious lather that relaxes both skin and soul. Allow the indulgent experience of Sweet Dreams to bring you back to a place of true comfort in the midst of a stressful day, or gently carry you off to bed — and the sweetest of dreams — at night.“ Look 🍂 These colors make me think of New Orleans and Mardi Gras with the gold and purple. It has very fantasy-like colors, which further adds to the dream theme! The purple and gold also work very well with Halloween! I think that the mica on top is very pretty; however, due to ethical concerns as to how it is mined, I prefer their soaps that have regular glitter or other such decorations. That is not to say that Finch Berry uses such unethical practices, but with a general concern over the product I prefer to try and avoid it in case. Feel 🍂 This one is a mix of harder soap and softer soap. Like Wonderland, the white colored soap is very soft and seems to strip away much faster. I do believe that it is more structurally sound than that one though, it will just stick to the soap dish more than we saw in a soap like Cranberry Chutney. I believe it is the texture of the mica doing this, but it almost has an exfoliating factor to it that really adds to the relaxation element! Scent 🍂 This is the most relaxing scent that I’ve tested yet! I know many people that find lavender to be too strong for them, which is something that this scent does not overdo. More than anything it smells of really warm vanilla, but still has the calming aspect of the lavender without it being headache inducing! I truly feel calmer after using it, which has made a difference in my day to day. Update on CRANBERRY CHUTNEY 🍂 Since she was much harder in texture than wonderland, I have so much soap left to use as a body soap! This is really exciting, as Wonderland did not last as long as I expected it to (about two months 1 as a hand soap and 1 as a body soap). It also left much less residue which made cleanup much easier!
FINCH BERRY-Year of Soap Set
September Finch Berry • CRANBERRY CHUTNEY
Oh my gosh guys hello! Happy September! It is starting to get cooler out and it seems like everyone is ready for Halloween 🎃 This month’s Finch Berry soap is CRANBERRY CHUTNEY! FINCH BERRY - Year of Soap Set Who is she? 🌿 “The fresh bouquet of this soap is made from a crisp blend of cranberry and apple woven into hints of blackberry. And while Cranberry Chutney might appear as a designer birthday cake, layered in pinks and topped with sparkling whipped frosting, the aromas that ascend from its silky-soft lather also speak to the warm sensations of a simple home and hearth. That’s precisely what makes Cranberry Chutney a delicate, comforting soap for those who would have it both ways.” Look 🌿 As always, these are so pretty!! This one especially looks like a cake with the frosting-like top layer! This bar is sparkling with pink glitter hearts that match the lovely pink layers! Feel 🌿 While August’s soap was nice and soft, I much prefer the firmer texture of this one! The fact that it isn’t as soft ensures that layers of the soap do not needlessly fall off onto the soap dish. This is especially nice since I am using it as a hand soap! Scent 🌿 Guys this soap has got me in the mood for fall!! I don’t like super fall-like scents (warm vanilla, pumpkin, etc), so this gives the feel of fall without it being too much! Each time I use it I get really excited to go home for thanksgiving, which is really uplifting while I can’t see my family at the moment. This one is definitely more holiday scented if you ask me, but still has a basic “clean” scented aspect to it! I’d personally say this one is a more feminine scent, especially compared to the woodsy tones from august! Speaking of August... Update on WONDERLAND 🌿 If you have not read about last month’s pine scented blue soap, go check out my last post! When September started, I took what was left of my Wonderland bar and put it in my shower to use as body soap. This bar is much softer than the Cranberry Chutney and seems to fare much better as a body soap than it did a hand soap. When I was using it as a hand soap, the white colored soap melted off everywhere, and made a big mess in its dish and in the sink. Since my shower is only for me, I much prefer for the extra soap to make a mess there rather than in my sink! In the shower I’m also able to get much more from the scent, and can truly smell the pine where in my initial review it was masked. This soap is really small at this point, but lasted a month as a hand soap and seems like it will last the rest of this month as a body soap!
FINCH BERRY-Year of Soap Set
August’s Finch Berry• WONDERLAND
Happy August loves! It’s school time, and coronavirus is here, so what better time to start reviewing soap than right now? To kick off my Finch Berry Year of Soap reviews we have Wonderland! FINCH BERRY - Year of Soap Set Who is he? 🌿 “For those who love the perfume of the forest, Wonderland — inspired by pine-scented Fraser fir trees — allows the brisk aroma of evergreens to lather and linger on the skin. Dusted with flecks of wintery glitter and featuring mountainous crags and a lower marbling of light blues and wintery white, Wonderland is as pleasing to the eye as its scent is soothing on the nose and lungs. Experience the soap for yourself while carrying the restorative perfume of the great outdoors into the confines of the home, office, and beyond.” Look 🌿 WOW he’s a pretty boy!😍 I love the blue circles they look like snowballs! The glitter is gorgeous, and the ‘icing’ makes it look edible! Feel 🌿 He’s super soft, to where even with my nails being super short right now, I’m a little worried I’m gonna hurt him each time I use him! That softness has also made him get used up quicker than expected, and that’s with me using him as a hand soap! That being said, he feels amazing on your skin. He does not feel drying at all, and is super nice to the touch. Scent 🌿 While he’s said to have woodsy scents, the soap is definitely not masculine by any means. My boyfriend says it smells like “fancy hotel soap,” and despite my laughing that is honestly the best term for it. Personally I like more masculine scents, so in general I wouldn’t lean towards this one since I don’t really see the woodsy scents the described. That being said, it’s great for if you want something very fresh smelling while being completely unisex! This also means that it isn’t going to smell like Christmas or anything like that, which makes it easier to use him in different seasons! UPDATE: The more I used him the more the pine scent comes through! I think that since he was packed with so many other scents that they got morphed together a bit! It still isn’t super holiday scented nor masculine though!
FINCH BERRY-Wonderland Handcrafted Vegan Soap
FINCH BERRY • Year of Soap
To celebrate my birthday, I will be looking at these sweet cake-like soaps today! 🍓🎂🤗 FINCH BERRY - Year of Soap Set What🌿 • These soaps are gluten-free, vegan, and free of harsh chemical preservatives! • This box goes for $85 (usually $110, but it is marked down) • Inside are 11 of Finch Berry’s best soaps Who🌿 • Time to meet the squad! Inside you receive: Cranberry Chutney, Darling, Fresh & Clean, Grapes of Bath, Main Squeeze, Renegade Honey, Rosey Posey, Spark, Sweet Dreams, Tart Me Up and Wonderland • For the next 11 months, I will be looking at and rating each individually! 📅 Initial Thoughts🌿 • As soon as I opened this box these boys were SO scented!! Now I love really strong scents, so I was super happy that you could smell these from the moon!🌜 • My dad HATES strongly scented soaps and perfumes, but he found that despite their strength, he really enjoyed the way they smelt! That being said, don’t write these off if you worry about the scent strength🌸 • They have a super soft texture, so make sure to keep these in a cool area! It’s important to be home when they arrive in the mail, because the sun would most likely melt these very quickly!🌞 • These are so gorgeous! They look like slices of cake! In fact, I saw a video of how they are made, and the Finch Berry studio looks like a bakery! 🧁 Notes 🌿 • I am so excited to try these out and have these reviews to look forward to each month! • I plan to use these as hand soaps so they last longer (hopefully!), but these work as body soaps or even just decoration to scent the room! • Happy Cancer season! As always let me know if you have questions or have tried any of Finch Berry’s soaps before! 🦀❤️
FINCH BERRY-Year of Soap Set
What’s new, what stayed, and what left! 2020🍾
What Stayed🍾 Cooluli Skincare Fridge: Cooluli - Classic 4 Liter Small Mini Fridge I adore my little fridge! It feels so good to have chilled serums, especially in the morning! I love it so much that I’m thinking I’m going to get a bigger one so I can add more products in! Truly a must have for a skincare lover! Also, the fridge can warm up products too! Tokyo Milk TOKYOMILK - Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm I have such dry lips, and this is the only balm that actually save them! I got gifted one of their balms while I was in the hospital after surgery, and this completely fixed my dry lips! It truly passed such a big test. Native NATIVE - Travel Sample Pack For YEARS I wanted a natural deodorant that worked. I tried al lathe main brands and didn’t like any of them. At one point I even resorted to trying and make my own!! This is the answer! I will do a personal review soon, but this is the best deodorant I’ve ever tried natural or not! Billie billie - Billie Razor Billie is such an important company! They said no to the pink tax and yes to people decided when and if they want to grow their body hair! If you haven’t seen their commercial you really should, it was beautifully done! 🤩 The only complaint is that I wish I could make the razor shipments more spaced out than they offer, but I can always manually do that. Just a matter of remembering! What’s New🍾 The Ordinary The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I FINALLY got these products! I will not lie, they kinda scare me, I am afraid of using them wrong, but so far I haven’t and my skin LOVES it! There are so many great reviews on these products that go into the science of it all, so definitely go check out what others are saying! Finch Berry FINCH BERRY - Year of Soap Set If you have not checked out my monthly soap updates you absolutely should! I have loved doing this series so much! These soaps smell so amazing and look good enough to eat!!! The comments I get saying that people want to taste them always make me laugh, because I feel the exact same way! They are great vegan soaps that I love reviewing! Flamingo flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion Cherie sent me some Flamingo products and I am OBSESSED! Between you and me I hate lotion ing my body. I know! What kind of skin care person am I?! 🤭 These products feel so incredible though, that I want to! What left🍾 Avon I do not have anyone to buy from in my town, and the products are wildly expensive for what you get! You can find better deals on similar or better things through Cherie!
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