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Thanks Humaira! Awesome Nurture My Body Exfoliating Face Cleanser!

I’ve been meaning to do this post for ages and I just haven’t had a chance to do so, but I’m glad it’s finally happening! Yay!

First off, a special thanks to HumairaBeauty for hosting the wonderful giveaway that I won this awesome cleanser from! Also, a thanks to Nurture My Body for making such an awesome dual cleanser + exfoliator product that is gentle, cleansing and brightening.

I really love this cleanser and I am so happy that I won it! It smells of citrus which, for me, is brilliant in the morning when I’m half dead and need a pick-me-up. Aside from the really lovely scent, this really works, but gently so. It feels a bit like a scrub, but it has jojoba beads and almond meal so it’s not very scratchy to use or anything. It doesn’t feel like it’s shaving away at your skin, rather giving it a nice massage which leaves your skin cleaner, brighter and more hydrated.

I love that it works as both a cleanser and exfoliator in one product because it really does save a lot of time and effort. It does hydrate the skin as well, though you may need something more if you’re on the dry side of things. This is also great because it helps any skin treatments and serums absorb into the skin more efficiently as well; a feature I really like about it.

Also, this is a very natural beauty company. This cleanser includes loads of beneficial essential oils, carrier oils and plant extracts so it’s no wonder it works so well. Some notable ingredients include aloe vera gel, green myrtle essential oil, and   chamomile and lavender infusions. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a gentle, natural product that has a host of awesome natural ingredients, but is also very effective in a very gentle way. It’s pretty affordable at $30.57 as well.

You can check out this cleanser – here!

Thanks again to Humaira for hosting such a great giveaway.

Be sure to follow her lovely beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog – here! 

32 Questions Get to Know Me Tag! – Borrowed from Humaira Beauty

 So this was not originally mine, but I loved the idea so much I asked to borrow it and post here! Thanks to Humaira @HumairaBeauty for letting me!
Definitely recommend you check out her original post here and follow her blog for great beauty posts!
  1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead? Hmm, only my boyfriend and my dad! Otherwise, I think it would weird me out! Haha.
  2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress? Short party dress. I even rocked a short, poofy party dress like this one for prom. I had when it’s constricting my movement or getting so tangled that clumsy me trips.
  3. Are diamonds a girl’s best friend? Not mine.
  4. Is your hair up or down today? Up in a messy bun.
  5. Do you straighten your hair? Sometimes. I am pretty lazy though so mostly it’s curly, messy, or braided.
  6. Favorite mascara? Diorshow Extase Mascara! Check out my post here where I review how much I’ve fallen in love with it since receiving a deluxe sample in my birchbox review post! Other more natural favorite is 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara. Anyone want a review on that? lol.
  7. Do you get your nails done? Not really. I love the foot massage, but it’s to expensive and I’m too cheap…Maybe once in a great while?
  8. Small or large purses? Large! Love them! Either that or a messenger bag.
  9. Jeans or sweats? Both!
  10. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that’s uncomfortable? Not too much. I love jeans and flats. I do dress up when I go out, but mostly I try to dress comfortably. The most uncomfortable thing I wear is probably shoes! And maybe corsets sometimes!
  11. Do you text message a lot? Yeah, unlimited what what! I may have a problem…
  12. Whats your favorite color?Purple and green. Just like my laptop lights!
  13. Heels or flats? Both, but preferably very high wedges or knee high boots!
  14. Would you ever leave the house without makeup on? I am the worst offender of this. I wear makeup, but sometimes I wake up late and rush out..you know, a lot! lol. Love makeup though and wear it for sure on the weekends!
  15. Walmart or Target? Target.
  16. Do you think lip gloss is the best!? Its okay, but I favor tinted lip balms or matte lip sticks.
  17. Do you own any big sunglasses? a LOT. which are mostly broken by people who sit on them…only 1 surviving pair!
  18. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Depends. Anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  19. Gold or silver? Both. Silver mostly though.
  20. Do you like to wear dresses? Of course 🙂
  21. In the last 48 hours have you hung out with a guy? Yep. Live with one even.
  22. Do you like to hold hands? It’s very nice 🙂
  23. What do you notice when you first meet a guy? Their sense of humor or lack thereof. And whether they have the same nerdy taste as me.
  24. Do you like making eye contact? Preferably. I try not to be creepy or awkward, but I need a focal point when I’m talking to someone!
  25. Would you kill for chocolate? Only dark chocolate!
  26. On a scale from 1-10 how fun is shopping? 19561550654546.
  27. Do you yell a lot? Only when I’m discussing something I am passionate about…like Harry Potter or books and movies I love.
  28. Do you wear sweatpants/pajamas to school/work? Occasionally, but I try NOT to. I feel like a bum if I do haha.
  29. Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy? No. I really believe in being yourself.
  30. What makeup could you not live without? Face powder, eye liner and mascara.
  31. Do you fall in love easily? No.
  32. Do you have cramps? Occasionally.
  33. Do you think you have the bestest friend ever? Of course, but I think everyone thinks that!

In the words of Humaira – Now it’s your turn! I tag everyone!

Answer in the comments below!

And don’t forget to follow me on my blog!

Please also follow Humaira @HumairaBeauty!

This post would not have been possible without her & she has a fantastic blog that I love!

Sunshine Award Nomination!

So I was really pleasantly surprised when I logged on tonight to find that Helene AkA the HealthyFrenchie had nominated me for a Sunshine Award. I feel super honored because I am pretty new to blogging on here for Storybook Apothecary (my handmade fantasy-inspired skincare line) and it makes me really happy to be recognized for writing blogs that actually interest people. I really do put a lot of effort into my posts and trying to make them informative and helpful as well as interesting (you know, as opposed to super dull!). And although this blog initially began as a way to promote my skincare line, Storybook Apothecary, I really do try to help others on their quest for organic skincare options and great DIY fun they can do in their own homes as well as the value of organic oils and ingredients as opposed to mainstream skincare. Also, it’s my birthday today so thanks again to Helene for the best birthday gift I could ask for!

 It totally made my day!

Here are the rules:


• Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog. • Answer 10 questions about yourself. • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers. • Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated. • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.


I love how these “awards” enable you to nominate other bloggers and share the love.


1. Favorite color? It’s a toss up between purple and green…and I am loving coral at the moment too!

2. Favorite animal? Dogs, esp. brussels griffons and bull mastiffs! Ooo and korgies, bulldogs, pugs, andddd yeah I love dogs haha

3. Favorite number? 7 and 23 !

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Honey green tea with aloe.

5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.

6. My passion? Acting, Singing, Health & Fitness and Natural Skincare!

7. Prefer getting or giving presents?  I like getting gifts, but I definitely prefer to give them because I love surprising people with epic gifts, usually in stages that have a lot of meaning for us as friend or for them as people.

8. Favorite pattern? Navy and white stripes… fleur-de-lis…..lace flowers…

9. Favorite day of the week? Saturdays and Mondays. Saturdays I have off and go to Chinese school which is fun! Then Mondays I spend with one of my bff Stella.

10. Favorite flower? Roses, sunflowers, orchids (purple ones!)

Who I nominate:

  • Helene @ HealthyFrenchie – I know! She nominated me first, but I feel like she totally deserves to get a nomination back. She has really great posts and she also seems like a wonderfully brave person. She is so honest and open in her blogs with however her life is at that moment. I just think it’s so nice for someone to be so real with no motives to looking good or putting on airs. She’s great! Follow her!
  • Lil’ Miss Shanghai – She is just so much fun! She always has a lot of enthusiasm when she writes and she gets you excited about whatever she is posting. She’s also very nice and friendly! Plus she has cool posts on higher end skincare and makeup that I find really interesting to read.
  • The Classy Anarchist – She offers really great posts on green eco beauty among others, plus her posts always have a funny twist. I just feel that she is really good natured and witty and it’s a pleasure to read her posts. She just seems like such a bada$$ chick you know what I mean?
  • Karin @ Aspire Well Being – She just really relaxes me! I don’t know what it is, but it’s like her posts are the ones I want to read in the morning when I’m in a really crap mood because I know they will zen me out and rejuvenate me. Reading her blog posts are like visiting a spa or something, but they leave you calm, refreshed and ready to do some hardcore workouts or yoga. I love it!
  • Elena @ Love212 – This girl is so stylish and beautiful! Plus she has really fun posts about her adventures in cosmetics. I dunno, I just love how she blogs about how she ends up somewhere that happened to be this cool skincare shop which is cool because she’s been meaning to drop in! The way she writes just makes me think her life is this ultra interesting film; not a boring moment haha. AND she writes great reviews on a lot of beauty products which are very helpful!
  • Humaira @ Humaira Beauty – Humaira’s all around beauty advice and DIY fun projects are really creative and interesting. She takes things you wouldn’t think about and helps you find a way to reuse them for something beauty related. Plus she keeps you on the up and up about new products, fashion and style.
  • Ms. Em @ BeautyDepartment – Ms. Em is super nice AND her posts are extremely well thought out and fascinating. She takes health, fitness and beauty and combines all 3 in order to give great advice. Whether the topic is what your diet is healthwise for your skin or how much protein you should be intaking daily, her posts really open my eyes to the big picture of beauty, health and all around well being. Plus her travel photos are lovely!
  • Fani @ BeautyandI – Fani has really versatile posts about beauty. Whether it’s hair, skin, nails, or whichever, she always has an interesting post on it and it’s never boring.
  • The Awesome Family @ PutneyFarm – These bloggers are a family and they post amazing recipes for food dishes, cocktails and more. All of the photos are completely mouth-watering !
  • Kate @ SleepingBootay – This girl is hilarious! She always has funny posts about beauty and her own life antics. She’s very witty and always has great advice on beauty sites, products and more.