Friday, June 8, 2012

you need soap. p.u.

Blouse- Spoof (Boutique in Toronto); Jeans- Swapped; Shoes, Purse & Brooch- Thrifted; Belt- Peacocks UK; Nail Polish- Fuchsia Fever by Revlon
I've never said that to anyone before ( although have definitely thought it!) but an Ottawa based company has taken the offensive term P.U. to stand for something aromatic and natural, Purple Urchin homemade soap, skin care & bath products (they also have many vegan soaps and none of their products are tested on animals!) 'Squeaky Clean' co-founders Sarah Stewart & Rebecca Pereira are holding an official Purple Urchin launch party this Sunday, June 10th from 1-4pm at the store (located in Chinatown at 882 Somerset St. W- look for the purple door, you can't miss it!) If you're in the area, be sure to drop by for drinks, music, snacks and hand massages (plus the first 25 party-goers will receive a special swag bag) I think it's vital to support local (especially when the local shop smells so yummy!) and can't wait for my next trip to Purple Urchin (they're located right by my vet's office and since my cats are on a special chub chub diet which requires weigh-ins every month, I'll be there quite often!)

Hemp Head Shampoo: I've been eating a lot of hemp hearts on my vegan diet so was intrigued of a solid shampoo made from hemp.  I've never used a solid shampoo before so wasn't quite sure how to use it but decided to lather it up like a soap and instead of applying it to my body, rub it in my hair! It smells very earthy (as it's 100% natural) so I made sure to use a fruity conditioner afterwards so I didn't smell too much like a hemp head!

Dead Sea Mud w/Lemon Soap: Yum, yum yum! This was my favourite product by far, I loved the subtle lemony smell and detoxifying properties of the soap.  If you have acne, the deep sea mud and lemon ingredients are said to purge the skin of acne-causing oils and reduce skin irritation.

Coconut Lemongrass Body Butter: Coconut has always been one of my least favourite flavours but I like how the lemongrass gives it a more citrusy smell.  Made of whipped shea butter (which is an ivory coloured fat that comes from the nut of the African shea tree), the body butter is thick, doesn't leave residue on the skin and is thought to increase collagen and elasticity in the skin.

Don't Bug Me Insect Repellent w/Catnip: I can't wait to test out this product next time I'm at my friend's cottage (sometimes I wonder if the population of mosquitos outnumbers that of humans during the Canadian summertime!) I sprayed a bit of the repellant on my skin and it's not sticky, has a less harsh and more natural odour than drugstore brands and the ingredients are 100% natural (including catnip which has been proven to be more effective at repelling insects than deets!)

Root Beer Lip Butter: I'm a Coke snob but my man is partial to Root Beer so when I put this lip butter on, I got lots of sweet kisses! Silky smooth on the lips, the product is 100% natural made of ingredients like cocoa butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil & natural organic aromas.


{The countdown is on- only 2 days left to enter my Castellammare Designs jewellery giveaway!}


  1. I love that outfit! especially the girly blouse + golden bow belt combo which is truly awesome. gosh, how well white and gold go together!
    oh, and I'm a big fan of local/natural products! btw, I even bought beer shampoo from Prague and will definitely write about it when I've tried it.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  2. What a pretty outfit! I love the blouse :) The root beer lip butter sounds pretty cool..

  3. I wish I lived close and could go try that stuff, I love natural beauty products!! These sound amazing!

    I love your pretty blouse!

  4. you look very pretty. dynamite accessories as always too. :) unlike you dear emily, i may have actually spoken those words or something very similar to several people. i also have said it to myself, or warned people before they hugged me, or something.

  5. love this outfit and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  6. I love the belt you're wearing,
    Is it made of fabric or a metal?

    Your accessories really make the outfit pop!


  7. I love your cream top with your pretty blonde hair. they look so light and breezy. The product sound like they smell very good. Mmm!

  8. You are precious and angelic in this outfit. I just want to kiss your nose. Sorry, but that's just how I feel.


  9. I love your blouse. It's gorgeous! I haven't gotten on the sheer or pleated bandwagon, but this is lovely.

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