Friday, July 26, 2013

Local Trend: I Love Mi-Me Handmade Bath and Body Products

Posted by on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM

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Avocado, hazelnut, sweet almond, black currant seed, cranberry seed… mmm, reading the ingredients on the I Love Mi-Me product labels makes me hungry. Natural ingredients like these are carefully selected by the Mi-Me crew to capture nature's health benefits for the skin and hair.
Gil and Liz of I Love Mi-Me

I sat down to chat with Gil and Liz, founders of I Love Mi-Me (pronounced "mee-mee") , to talk about their beauty tips for summer and specifically about my own beauty issues. Even during the summer, my skin gets very dry in spots but stays oily in others. It's called combination skin, and it's a common problem, for which Gil and Liz suggested both an exfoliating scrub and a non-greasy moisturizer like their avocado butter. My hair also has a serious frizz issue and Memphis humidity does not help matters. I confess I spend more money on beauty products than clothes in my search for a product that will tame my mane. Every anti-frizz product I've tried makes my hair look greasy. Gil and Liz were already familiar with that complaint and introduced me their hair serum formulated with natural argan oil. And when I mentioned to them that some of the products they recommended were already sold out the day I stopped by Allie Cat Arts to buy them, Liz and Gil generously sent me some samples.

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I absolutely loved the sweet aroma of the hazelnut and black currant seed oils in their Beautifying Hair Serum, but the more important test would be solving my frizz problem. And it did! Better than any other product I've tried. For exfoliating my skin, I tried the Mi-Me Tahitian Vanilla Salt Scrub containing epsom salt, kosher salt, sea salt, almond, castor, safflower, sunflower oils, and honey. The salt was, of course, the exfoliating ingredient, but I'm not sure which of the other ingredients left my skin so supple. After that good moisturizing cleanse, I applied the avocado butter just on on the dry spots. It soaked into my skin quickly without leaving it looking oily. As a final touch, I dabbed on some of the silky tangerine hydrating lip butter and felt totally refreshed.

With their I Love Mi-Me line, Gil and Liz are focused on affordable luxury and great customer service. If you need a special formula, they are all ears. And just like the personal beauty advice they gave me, they have an open invitation to anyone to ask them questions on Facebook or Twitter.

You can purchase I Love Mi-Me products at Miss Cordelia's, Allie Cat Arts, and K'Presha Boutique. For more information, visit ilovemime.com.

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