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Cactus & Ivy

Celebrating Three Years of Powerful Beauty!

by Bionic Beauty on 04.Jul.2010 · 19 comments


appy 4th of July, and Happy Anniversary to!
Celebrating Three Years of Powerful Beauty at the Bionic Beauty blog!
It may sound a bit odd for me to “wish my own blog a Happy Birthday”, but I think of July as the month when I, and some of my most favorite cosmetics brands, get to turn the tables and give back to you!

I could get a bit mushy here remembering when Bionic Beauty first started- back when the only readers were my sister and me; and now there are over 1,100 of you. (sniffle, sniffle!)

In any case, it’s high time I let you know about the big events surrounding Bionic’s “Three Years of Powerful Beauty” celebration…
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Congratulations to the Bionic Beauty blog giveaway winners!Congratulations Tashi, Robyn and Rachel!
Tashi and Robyn have each won their own bottle of Pucci’s limited edition Vivara Turquoise fragrance; and Rachel has won the L’Occitane Immortelle Skincare Discovery Set!

Thanks to everyone out there who entered these giveaway. You all helped make them a huge success!

As a little hint to upcoming events, Bionic Beauty’s Third Anniversary Celebration will kick off on July 4th. This year’s sponsors include YBF Skincare, Purely Cosmetics, and Cactus and Ivy.

There will be giveaways galore, featured guest articles, video posts, social networking, twitter “parties” and brand new article series launching this month. I promise, you’re going to enjoy the festivities!

Stay Bionic,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Bionic loves the new Cactus & Ivy soaps

by Bionic Beauty on 17.Mar.2010 · 2 comments

One of my favorite companies, Cactus & Ivy, recently started making all-natural, hand made soaps.
All I can say is YUM. I am a sucker for homemade bar soap. There’s something nice about going back to the feel of the square soap, the scents that are so much stronger, and so much more pleasant than most shower gels… and these new Cactus & Ivy soaps are simply perfect.


My new soap love from Cactus and Ivy!!

There’s a soap for everyone. My personal favorite is the Spearcalyptus mostly because I’m a fangirl of anything that has Eucalyptus as a scent layer. The chunks of Spearmint and Eucalyptus leaves in the bar are amazing for exfoliating!

And even my super sensitive facial skin was a-okay with the Serene Face and Body bar. No scent, just simple, all natural ingredients that don’t cause reactions on your skin. If you like plain and simple, this is your soap!

Calendula Sunshine is so pretty I almost didn’t want to use it! It’s perfect for a morning shower… It’ll wake you up with a citrusy scent.

All the bars lasted for weeks in my shower…
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Bionic’s Best of Beauty 2009 award winners!

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Feb.2010 · 22 comments

Want to know what I absolutely ADORED in 2009? I’ve gone through every skin care item, makeup product, trend, and ounce of hair care that I tested, or discovered, over the past year and came up with Bionic’s Second Annual “Best of Beauty” awards. And just for fun, I included some stuff at the end that’s not beauty related, ’cause you know… we’ve got to keep it balanced!

Bionic Beauty's Best of Beauty 2009 awards

The winners of Bionic's "Best of Beauty 2009" awards! (Click for a larger image...)

And the winners are… in no particular order…
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Powerful Beauty with Lisa of Cactus and Ivy

by Bionic Beauty on 17.Jul.2009 · 3 comments

Achieve Powerful Beauty with Bionic Beauty™
This Friday Lisa, the whiz-bang founder behind Cactus and Ivy bath and spa products, joins Bionic Beauty to share her thoughts on Powerful Beauty. In addition to a creating her own line of fabulous, vegan, and all-natural scrubs, lotions, body washes, soaps and body balms, she also maintains her own blog called The Southern Accent.

Lisa is also one of my good internet buddies. She and I share a very similar past so we had an instant connection. We’re both a bit horse-crazed and thank our lucky stars for the special four-legged pals that blessed our lives.

Here is Lisa’s unique response to defining Powerful Beauty…
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