Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Cleaning Month - Pip & Lola's Everything Homemade Review and Giveaway!

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I know you're waiting.  I thank you for waiting!  I've been trying desperately to catch up and stay caught up after last weekend's Blogger glitch.  I was caught up...and then Friday hit.  Friday hit with a vengeance!  Bugsy woke up with a terrible cough...not something I would normally be concerned about, but he's got some medical testing scheduled for tomorrow that will not happen if he is sick.  We could potentially reschedule, but surgery is in just over a month, and we don't have time to reschedule before then.  Psycho-mom that I am, I called and got him in to the doctor Friday morning.  BUT it took the WHOLE morning.  (He's fine, by the way.)  And then the getting ready for Mammaw's and the driving to Mammaw's...before I knew it it was Saturday, a day I had reserved solely for my husband.  

And now it's Monday!  So, without further adieu...


Have you heard of Pip & Lola?  The owner, Samantha, makes some wonderful homemade, vegetarian and vegan safe, soaps!  She has an amazing variety of soaps, everything from kitchen soaps to body soaps to shampoo bars!  Samantha sent me two bars of soap to review (and a few samples to try for myself).


The two soaps I tried are the Cup of Joe Kitchen Soap and the The Workhorse - Unscented Hair and Body Bar.  


Now I have to admit I was a little bit uncertain about the Cup of Joe soap at first.  It's grainy - or rather, when you use it, you get coffee grinds on your hands.  I thought that was a little weird.  I have grown to LOVE this soap!  We eat a lot of garlic and onions at my house (among other things) and I use this soap every time.  I can't smell any of the food odors after I use it!  It's great.  AND my hands don't dry out from it like they would with even regular liquid handsoap (like we normally use in the kitchen).  I highly recommend Pip & Lola's Cup of Joe Kitchen Soap!

The Workhorse is great, too.  In my "normal" life, I use Dove's Sensitive Skin bars.  They are best for my super sensitive, dry skin.  Or at least, they're the best of commercially available soaps.  The Workhorse from Pip & Lola is amazing, though!  We still have Dove in our shower because that's what my hubby uses, but for the last several weeks I have used nothing but Pip & Lola's Workhorse.  I mentioned my sensitive skin--at 30 years old, I still have regular break-outs.  It's horrible!  Thank goodness they aren't what they were in high school, but they are one of the reasons I switched to Dove.  I had actually switched to Cetaphil bar soap for my face and used the Dove for my body.  Both of those soaps are wonderful and do their jobs well.  Pip & Lola's Workhorse, though, has quickly become a replacement for both!  It moisturizes just enough to leave my skin feeling soft.  It cleans very well.  I love that it's unscented, too!  

The Workhorse is also a shampoo bar.  I'll admit, I only tried it once as shampoo, and then remembered I'd received some small samples of Pip & Lola's Soothing Scents Shampoo Bar.  I really love that both of these bars are moisturizing, and I definitely don't need conditioner when I use them!  What I don't love about them, and it's probably user error, is that they are much harder to rinse completely than my regular liquid shampoo.  I think perhaps I use too much, but I'm a fan a suds, and it's harder to make the Soothing Scents Shampoo Bar bubble than it is to make my regular shampoo bubble, so I find myself using tons of the shampoo and then have trouble rinsing it clean.  I LOVE the smell of either of these shampoos, though, and even the Workhorse soap is super moisturizing and you won't need a conditioner with it!


Pip & Lola's Everything Handmade is a new favorite at my house!  I've got two more full bars of soap...and about half of each of the bars I review...so I'll still have this set around for a while, but when it's all gone, you can bet I'll be ordering more!  Thanks, Samantha, for a great product!

You can order your very own set of soaps from Pip & Lola's Etsy shop to suit your family's individual needs. Mini bars of soap start at just $2.50 a bar and are a perfect way to try out the great variety!  Try one of each.  You'll love them!

OR 

You can win a bar of Cup of Joe Kitchen Soap and a bar of The Workhorse Hair and Body Bar right here on my blog!  (Contest will end and a winner will be drawn May 31, 2011 at 11:59am EST.)

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I received these products at no cost in order to facilitate a review, but was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

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