Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Rhinstone Housewife "Man Soap" review featuring Ben!

Good evening Zombies!

I have a fun post for you tonight. A little while back, I received a very interesting product to review for the blog. A soap for the masculine senses...the 'Man Soap' from The Rhinestone Housewife.

*Please click images for maximum awesome!

Per the website: 

You know what men need? They need MAN SOAP. That's right MAN SOAP. No frills here just good old soap wrapped simply and filled with MANLY stuff. 

This product is VEGAN. 

Website Continued:
Ingredients include:
Coconut Oil: Moisturising, cleansing
Palm Oil (from sustainable source): Antioxidant; Improves life of soap bar
Olive Oil: Humectant, draws moisture to skin
Castor Oil: Easily absorbed, moisturising, improves lather
Irish Stout: Nourishes skin, improves lather

Scented with essential oils of cedarwood, patchouli and orange.

Packaged with handmade labels, allowing the soap to "breathe" and enhancing its rustic appearance.

Handmade in Ireland according to strict EU cosmetic guidelines using the hot process method.

Ingredients: Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Castorate, Irish Stout, Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) Bark Oil, Sweet Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis) Peel Oil, Patchouli (Pogostemom patchouli) Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool
*Naturally present in essential oils


Look at this beautiful smelly bar of awesome! When I opened this soap, I immediately thought of an Irish Soda bread that Ben makes, mixed with a beer cheese fondue that we've made in the past. It's a weird combo to think of, but go with it.

I gave this to my husband Ben to try out. This man is NOT a frilly/girly scent person at all. I'm lucky that he puts on a scented deodorant daily. It's an amazing smell on the skin and lingered on Ben for quite some time. For him to willingly use a scented body product and enjoy the experience was awesome for me!

For the sake of this review, he agreed to use the Man Soap and give me his absolutely honest opinions, which he wrote up for everyone to read.

"Man Soap" by Neb!
Man not need soap. 
Soap smell girly. Like flowers. 
Wife give man, MAN SOAP. Man apprehensive. 
Man smell MAN SOAP. MAN SOAP not smell so girly. 
Smell like wood. And leather. Little like beer. 
Manly smells. 
Man approve of smell.
Man use soap. 
Smell makes wife of man happy. Happy wife = happy man. 
MAN SOAP do good. 
Get more MAN SOAP.

The only complaint Ben had was when his Man Soap was gone! Yes, he used the entire bar!

Man Soap is $6.75  for a 4 oz bar from The Rhinestone Housewife website. I would get any man in your life a bar of this not only for his sake, but for yours too. Or hell, by yourself a bar!

*products in this post were provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Milani's "Fantastical Plumage" collection swatches!

Good morning zombies!

Has it really been almost a month since my last post? *sigh* I apologize for my lack of posts. I've been busy this summer with my kids, and as you can tell, it's been affecting my blog. I still love my blog and all of you and I hope to get on a more regular posting schedule once school starts again this Fall.

Today I have Milani's new Fantastical Plumage collection swatched for you. This collection comes with 5 vibrant colors and a sweet "sprinkles effect" topcoat called Carnival. I used the nail swatch wheel for these swatches but plan on doing lots of mani's with them in the coming weeks. Follow me on Instagram @makeupzombie as that's where I post most of my looks and mani's these days! 

(As always, be sure to click images for maximum awesome.)

Left to right: Carnival, Purple Martin, Blue Jay, Scarlet Ibis, Peacock, and Canary

Looks like a lot of companies are jumping on the chunky glitter band wagon these days! This is Carnival.

Nail polish colors alone: this is two coats each

Nail polish colors with Carnival on top

I adore the color Peacock. It's a lovely teal- leaning slightly more blue and it's super pigmented. Scarlet Ibis is definitely a one coat color, it's that pigmented.  Most of this collection was easy to apply and pretty opaque in one coat with the exception of Peacock. It needed two coats to achieve opaque. I like the look of Carnival over each of the colors, but this top coat is really thick and it's hard to get the white chunks of glitter out of the bottle. All of the glitter wanted to clump into one area on the nail as well. I think this top coat takes a little work to get your desired effect. For me, I prefer less glitter with more of the base color peeking through.

Fantastical Plumage retails for $4.49 (Carnival is $4.99) per bottle but will vary from location. This collection is Limited Edition. 

Do you see a color from this collection you adore?

*Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes from Milani Cosmetics. All opinions are my own and 100% honest!