Shahi Care Products Review

Are you looking for all natural and environmental friendly body care products to add to your skincare collection? You came to the right place! Today, I will be reviewing two products from Shahi Care: Organic lavender and mint hair and body bar soap & Organic lavender body butter.

Shahi Care is a small Montreal business that specializes in creating all natural and eco-friendly body care products. The company is founded by Shahinaz Youssef. She makes all her products by scratch and uses all-natural, organic, eco-friendly and fair traded ingredients. She is always researching to find ways to save the planet.

Organic Lavender and Mint hair & body bar soap

I have been using this bar soap for a few days now and so far I am loving it! I have only used it to wash my body but you can use for both hair and body. It is gentle on the skin and it smells really good! It leaves my skin really soft and moisturized. I also like that you can see the pieces of lavender buds. The brand’s logo is stamped on the soap which I find adds a nice touch!

Lavender Body Butter

The lavender body butter comes in a nice jar (80g). A small amount of product is all you need. At first, it feels a little greasy but the product absorbs quickly into the skin. Again, I love the lavender scent! It leaves my hands really hydrated and soft. I also love the jar. I will definitely reuse it!

Overall, I recommend these two products especially to those who are looking for all-natural body care products. I love all the ingredients used to create these products. I really admire the brand’s mission and values. I invite you to visit Shahi Care’s Etsy store and check out more of their products and read more about the brand. They also make candles, body scrubs and lip products!

Thank you again to Shahinaz for sending these products!

Nude by Nature Review

I received 6 full-size Nude by Nature products for free for testing purposes from TopBox Circle. This is by far the most generous mission from them! Nude by Nature is an Australian brand known for using 100% all-natural ingredients. There are no harsh chemicals and they are cruelty-free.

All products are made with Australian-native extracts, vitamins and essential oils like: Kakadu plum, Lilly Pilly, Shea Butter, Jojoba oil and vitamins A/C/E. Nude by Nature states that their makeup is good for you!

In my box, I received:
1) Contour palette
2) Highlight palette
3) Definition eyeliner (black liquid eyeliner)
4) Natural Illusion pressed eyeshadow (04 Sunrise)
5) Flawless concealer (03 Shell beige)
6) Concealer brush

Contour Palette

This palette has 3 beautiful matte shades for contouring the face. Each shade is used for a specific part to give dept and dimension.

  • The bronze (left) is to warm up the complexion.
  • The contour (middle) is to shade and define the face.
  • The highlight (right) is to give a luminosity

It gave my face a natural contoured look. The color payoff is nicely pigmented and it feels soft and silky. I also think that this palette can be used as eyeshadows for those natural looks!

Highlight Palette

These highlights are beautiful! Each shade is also for specific area of the face to add dimensions and luminosity. I find it has a nice pigmentation and gave my face a nice glow. It feels silky and applies smooth on the skin.

  • The left shade (Bronze) is to add warmth and definition.
  • The middle shade (rose) is to add a bit of radiant color.
  • The right shade (champagne) is to illuminate.

I find that this palette can also be multi-purpose. These shades can be applied over your lids to give it a little shimmer.

Definition Eyeliner 

This liquid eyeliner is very pigmented and it glides very easily. I find it is a bit wet. I suggest to wait a few minutes for it to dry once applied. I like the pointed felt tip that makes it easy to create that bold line.

Natural Illusion pressed eyeshadow

I received the shade Sunrise (04). It has a light shimmer that can be applied alone all over the lid or over eye shadows. It gave my lids a beautiful natural look with a hint of shimmer.

Flawless concealer & Concealer brush

I used the concealer with the concealer brush. The concealer is okay. It is very creamy and it gave a light coverage. Some of my blemishes were still showing. However, it was really easy to apply the product. It blends smoothly on the skin giving me a natural look. I love the brush because of the pointed tip and flat edge that helps apply and blend the concealer. The bristles are very soft and it feels high quality. Also, I think this brush can be used to put eye shadow, especially when you want to pact on some glitter or shimmer!

Overall, I love this natural beauty line and I highly recommend them to all beauty lovers who are interested in eco-friendly makeups. I also love the rose gold packaging. Even the outside packaging is made with sturdy materials. They look very luxurious!

The products mentioned above are just some from their line but there so many more! I really want to try out their lip sticks and lip glosses. If you are interested in trying out Nude by Nature products and live in Canada, you can find them at Shopper’s Drug Mart/Pharmaprix.

Leave a comment if you have tried Nude by Nature products before. What are you thoughts?

Biotherm’s Blue Therapy Red Algae Uplift review

I received a full-size (50 ml) Biotherm’s Blue Therapy Red Algae uplift for free from Topbox Circle for reviewing purposes. I have been using this firming cream for the past week and I am already loving it! Biotherm is considered as being a high-end skincare brand and I got really excited that I got chosen to review this product especially that they sent a full-size product worth $89 CAD (AHH!) !

I use this cream it in the morning and at night on my face and neck (as directed on the bottle). A small amount is all you need! This face cream is a rosy color cream and it feels very silky. It quickly absorbs into the skin leaving my really dry skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I currently do not have any wrinkles but this cream will help delay them from coming. I also love the scent! My skin will look forever young! The product is a bit pricey but it is worth every penny. I definitely recommend this product to those who have dry skin, sign of aging and to those who wants to maintain the

Thank you again to Topbox Circle and Biotherm for the opportunity to review this cream. If you would like to receive products to review for free, create an account at Topbox Circle and connect your social medias! It is such a great way to try out products before buying it yourself!

Have you tried this cream before? Leave a comment on your thoughts! 🙂

Babyganics Review

I received these wonderful Babyganics products from the FamilyRated review club for free for reviewing purposes. I’ve heard so much about this brand when I was doing research about baby products before Alyssa was born but I could never find any here in Montreal. I was so happy and excited to be an advocate to review these products!

What I love about Babyganics is that they are known for using all-natural ingredients. They are formulated with plant-derived ingredients therefore there are no harsh chemicals (no parabens, phthalates, articifial dyes or fragrances). I also love the packaging; the designs are so cute!

Baby wipes:
I find the value amazing – 80 wipes (normally there are about 60-70 pieces). These wipes are thick and not too wet. I like that there is 1 wipe that comes out at a time and not 2 or 3 (it can be annoying to push the wipes back into the package). I have used these wipes on my daughter for a few days and so far they work well. Up to now, there are no irritations on her skin.

Shampoo & body wash:
After using this product a few times on my daughter who is 4 and half months, I am loving it so far! It is my first time using a foamy shampoo/body wash on her. I find the foam easier to latter on her hair and body compared to the gel/cream type. I also like the very light scent (from the oils) and that it is tear free. Again, she has no irritations or skin reactions when using this.

Moisturizing daily lotion:
I have used this lotion a few times on my daughter (and myself! 😀 ) after her bath and it works great! I noticed that she had some dry patches on her legs recently (maybe due to the recent cold temperature). After a few days, the dry patches disappeared! Up to now, my daughter has no skin reactions from using this product. For myself, my hands are so dry from the cold. I like that it is formulated with shea butter and cocoa butter. The consistency of the lotion is a light and a little thick but no greasy feeling. It left my hands soft and moisturized. 

Since these products are new in Canada, I am not sure what the value of each items are but I do recommend them to parents who are looking for all-natural/plant-based products for their babies and toddlers. I am so glad to have the opportunity to test these Babyganics products and I am looking forward in finding them in my local stores. I am also interested in trying out other products from the brand.

Thank you again FamilyRated for this great opportunity. If you are interested in receiving full-size products to review, please visit their site and sign-up to become a member! 🙂

Leave a comment on your thoughts about Babyganics products!

Pampers Swaddlers Review

I received the Pampers Swaddlers voxbox from Influenster for free for reviewing purposes. My family and I are already big fans of Pampers for many years! They are reliable and have a big range of diapers and wipes. I was so happy to be part of this campaign. We can never have too many diapers and wipes in this house! In this voxbox, I received a pack of Pampers: size 2 (Influenster sent a questionnaire last month asking which size is best for our baby), a full-size pack of wipes, a cute Pampers tote bag and some coupons.

Before Alyssa was born, I stocked up on a lot of Pampers diapers (a variety of sizes for different stages) and wipes. So, she has been wearing Pampers since she arrived! Even the hospital where she was born provided us with this same brand of diapers. The feature I liked the most is the yellow line. It turns blue when the diaper is wet! Feeling the diaper to see if it is full can be a challenge. I also like how the diaper is snug  on the baby’s bottom and has good coverage in the back.

Pampers has added a new feature in their diapers – the heart quilts – that absorbs pee ( and especially big poop explosions!) by keeping the baby’s skin soft. There are also Air Dry channels throughout the diaper that provides breathable dryness and up to 12 hours of protection. There have been a few times where Alyssa would sleep 6 hours straight during the night and when it was time to change her diaper it weighed so much! The diaper absorbed all the pee without any leak.


The wipes are also great!  They are made for sensitive skin. There are no fragrance and are hypoallergenic. It cleans the baby’s bottom without any irritation leaving it moisturized, fresh and clean. They can also be used to clean the face and hands. These pack of wipes are perfect for travelling. The only thing that may can be annoying is that when you pull out a wipe, there may be 2 or 3 that comes out at the same time. Then I have to stick it back in the pack.

So far, I have not seen any irritation on Alyssa’s skin from using these diapers and wipes. I definitely recommend Pampers Swaddlers especially in the early months . I will of course continue to use and buy Pampers. The coupons will come in handy in my next purchase! Thank you again Influenser for this great opportunity!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts about Pampers diapers! #free #Pamperedwithlove #PampersCanada

Pure Leaf: Green Tea with Mint Review

I received the Pure Leaf in Green tea with Mint for free from the Chickadvisor review club for reviewing purposes. I was so glad to be one of the advocates! I have always wanted to try Pure Leaf teas but I never had the opportunity.

I have been testing out the tea for a few days and I love it! The fragrance and taste is really refreshing. You can really taste the combination of these two flavors. I tried it hot and cold (by adding ice). Both method tastes great! I also like the clear packaging where you can see how many sachets are left and it is not too bulky. The container can even be reuse to hold other teas!

I definitely recommend this tea to all the tea lovers out there especially to those who like the combination of green tea and peppermint leaves. Also, to all the mamas out there, this can relax you after spending the whole day with the little one(s). I see myself purchasing this and trying out the other flavors! Thank you again to ChickAdvisor for sending me this!

Leave a comment your thoughts about this tea! Have you tried other flavors?

Free baby stuff in Canada 2019

https://thebusymommylife.com/2019/03/04/shahi-care-product-review/Are you expecting and looking for free stuff for you and your baby? If yes, you came to the right place! When I was pregnant with Alyssa, I knew that purchasing baby essentials will be costly, so I did A LOT of research to get as much free stuff as possible! Here is my list/recommendations that worked for me (living in Montreal, QC, Canada):

*Please note: I’ve attached some pictures (I forgot to take pictures for some) of what I received. Variation may differ in different areas. 🙂

*Also, if you are planning on breastfeeding. I recommend to get the free baby formula in case you need to supplement. It is also a good way to try out different formula to see which works better for your newborn.

Thyme Maternity Bump Benefit: Get a Welcome Bag when you sign up. Check out their website to see what is included in the bag. There are a lot of perks including a gift when you reach a certain number of points and another gift when the baby is born!

Baby R Us (Toys R Us) :

Make a Baby Registry and get a welcome bag. I recommend going directly in-store to make your registry. Once completed you will get your bag!

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Huggies: *** UPDATE June 7, 2019

Support “No baby Unhugged” and get a free pack of diapers in size N (newborn) or size 1 with a full size pack of wipes. It will arrive closer to your due date. If you don’t get anything then just simply email them (that’s what happened to me!).

Similac:

Join the Similac Club and get coupons and free products. You 2 small cans of powder formula, small bottles of formula and coupons. You will receive these closer to your due date.

Enfamil:

Sign up to Enfamil Family Beginnings and you will get coupons and free products (choose Earth Friendly Option!). You will receive them closer to your due date.

Nestle:

Join Nestle Baby Club and get coupons and free products. You will receive these closer to your due date.

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Here are 3 recommendations that you need to spend a little but well worth it!

The Green Company: The Mommy Club

Take the pledge for a more greener lifestyle. They will send you weekly emails about recipes, special offers and tips for a greener lifestyle AND they will send you these two full-size products for joining their club on your first purchase!

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Parents and Kids Fair:

If you live in Montreal, I recommend going to the Parents and Kids fair in April 5-6-7 2019 at Place Bonaventure. I went last year and it was really fun! You get to buy baby stuff at a discount price. Some booths give free stuff too! You will need to purchase a ticket to attend.

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Well.ca Baby bundle:

A box worth $60CAD of baby essentials for $35CAD! A good way to try different brands that uses all natural ingredients. Recently, I tried Boiron Camilia Teething liquid for Alyssa and it worked instantly!

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Comment your thoughts about this list. Which free baby stuff worked for you? Let me know!

Happy Planet: Clean Protein Review

Happy New Year everyone!

Now that all the Holiday festivities are over, it is time to go back to eating healthy! I am starting the year with my review on Happy Planet: Clean Protein smoothie. I received this product for free from Social Nature for testing purposes. They sent a voucher to redeem a Free Happy Planet: Clean Protein smoothie at my local grocery store. There are 3 flavors: Creamy vanilla, Fair trade chocolate & coconut, and Banana cashew. I chose the flavor Banana Cashew for my review because I love these two combination!

There are so many good things about this smoothie! After drinking my first glass, I love the taste! The bottle comes in a decent size (900ml). It contains 10g of dairy free plant protein, there are no artificial coloring, preservatives or flavours. The ingredients used are locally picked here in Canada! The only thing is that it is on the pricey side ($5.99 at Metro Quebec). However, with the amount and all the nutrients and natural ingredients in each bottle it is well worth it.

I definitely recommend this especially to those who are constantly busy or even after working out. You can find this smoothie and other Happy Planet products across Canada at Real Canadian Superstore, Provigo, Avril, Loblaws, Goodness Me, Highland Farms and Metro (Quebec). I’m really curious and would love to try the other flavours and even products from the brand now that I discovered the Happy Planet!

Let me know in the comment section if you ever tried this smoothie or any Happy Planet beverages before. What are your thoughts about it? Any recommendations? #trynatural #HappyNotHangry