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Anti Monkey Butt Powder, Safari Towels – Review & Giveaway

Hi there Friends, you may recall a post from me back in September about Anti Monkey Butt and their supporting our troops by donations to Veteran Outdoors, plus they sent a free Anti Monkey Butt products to a soldier through The Hugs Project throughout the month of September. If you know Joan and I, you know how we are very excited to see companies supporting our troops.

Today the time has come for me to draw your attention to the products by Anti Monkey Butt fortunately I was iinvited to test several products out. I was sent the Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder (they also have and a package of the Anti Monkey Butt Safari Towels.

Safari Towels and Anti Monkey Butt Powder

Above: Yes, this is a picture of Anti Monkey Butt in my Bathroom.

I cannot say enough good things about these products, the Ladies product (Lady Anti Monkey Butt) comes in a pretty pink container with a pink powder with a very light clean scent to it. Looking at the container closer it says that the product is Anti Friction Powder with Calamine, satin-smooth (upon testing this is so true), and under the Lady Monkey Picture it says Sweat Absorber and Friction Fighter. Nice, and it arrived in perfect timing for me to test it out as I attend a workout/stretch class with a neighbor.

original, Lady and Baby Anti Monkey Butt Family I think the Anti Monkey Butt Characters Are so cute I just had to make a family portrait of them. lol
picture of 3 anti monkey butt powdersAbove: Original, Lady and Baby Anti Monkey Butt

I am a bit embarrassed to admit it, but since I feel that this is a great point (and I am honest to a fault at times)… Ladies and Gents if your like me, no matter what your weight (big or small) you may experience embarrassing sweat around your rear and between your thighs. I’ve gone through trying all sorts of things from pads to baby powder to those medicated powders and I’ve even tried using some antiperspirants and more, but none of them seemed to work well at all. I have to admit that I was skeptical and I expected the same disappointments of irritation, sweat and itchy rashes etc that I found with everything else I tried using before. I have to say that, with this serious workout in the Class I attended, this product held up to this work out. I was honestly surprised and I have never found anything that worked this well! I no longer have this problem no matter the temperature it is outside and no matter the work out! There was no itch, no irritation nor embarrassing sweat that looked like I had wet my pants or something. Yay, finally a product that will let me work out and I no longer have to worry about being embarrassed and now I can look at fun light-colored workout outfits and no longer be hunting down the so depressing black and the darkest Navy Blue to wear for my workouts. I am so glad that a little of this product seems to go a long way as well! 🙂

The Acontainer of Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powdernti Monkey Butt Powder will work nicely for hot summer rides on the Harley when those leather seats and the heat from the pavement really make you sweat, not to mention that leather doesn’t allow your skin to breathe nor let the sweat evaporate well. I really need to get some of this for my Husband and send some along to Joan as I believe that she (in Florida) could probably use this year round… Here in Colorado I will be using it while preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Slaving in a hot kitchen. Gosh I can’t wait to use the powder for our long Harley rides in the mountains! This Brings me to the Monkey Butt Towels.

I am looking forward to using these ample 24″ x 14″ Safari Towels,by Anti Monkey Butt as we reach our favorite fishing destination. Our favorite fishing spot is Jefferson Lake in Colorado which is about a 3 hour ride. With the Safari Towels packed (and the Anti Monkey Butt Powder used pre trip), I will no longer have to wait to get home to wash off the road dirt, oils etc from such a long ride (which can make your face black and you will smell like old motor oil).

These Safari Towels have proven useful at home here when I was in a rush and I thought about my needing a good opportunity to test them out for the review.

Here is how/Anti Monkey Butt Safari Towels picturewhy I decided to test it out one day… Halloween week my husband was healing up as the result of bladder cancer surgery,because of that I have had to do all the raking and winterizing etc myself. As soon as I walked inside full of filth from mulching leaves etc. I heard the usual comment from hubby that he was hungry… well it just so happened that he took pity on me and offered that we go out to get something to eat so I didn’t have to cook that evening as well. 🙂 I decided it was time to test out the Safari Towels, so we could leave ASAP. Here we go with the trials of moving into a new home (and the home being old as the furnace and water heater are old too) our hot water heater doesn’t hold water hot or reheat the water until you run the dishwasher, the washing machine, then for some reason the hot water heater checks it’s temp and finally heats up the water.

Oopsie daisy, here we go again with the “Riah Rambles” sorry folks back on topic here. hehehe

The towels worked on the mess that was all over me. The Safari Towels are so large and moist that there is enough to clean everywhere and gentle enough that it didn’t sting. The first thing that I noticed when I opened the package and sniffed was a nice clean citrusy scent, which will be wonderful for either men or women. The towel left my skin feeling soft and lightly moisturized. I was very pleased with the results and glad with my realization that this was the prefect time to test out one of the towels so I could get my recovering husband out for dinner ASAP, while he still felt able to go out. 🙂 I do recommend that once you open the self sealing flap and use your first Safari Towel, seal it back up well and place it in a ziplock bag to help preserve the moisture… just in case, I always do this to products that have that flap.

You friend, should take a chance & enter to win your own Anti Monkey Butt… your choice of  Original or Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder and you will also receive a package of Anti Monkey Butt Safari Towels! Just enter to win and Good Luck to you all…

(((hugs))),                                                                                            Riah

BH Cosmetics – Win Contour & Blush Palette and the 32 Color Lip Palette


Hi there folks, have you visited BH Cosmetics yet? Do you know all about them? Their makeup palettes are professional grade and high pigmented. I had not had any idea of where people were getting such lovely colors for their makeups in all the fun pictures online of creative faces. I finally found them while searching for highly pigmented eyeshadows once upon a time. Back then, around February or so, I was fortunate enough to “Like” them on Facebook and they ran a giveaway on there. I was fortunate enough to win and here I was about ready to order the very same palette from them that I won! 🙂 I love their eyeshadows and I was so lucky when they invited me to take a look at my choice of some of their products and possibly do a review and giveaway! My collection eventually will be complete with their products, the way my luck has been going and I find that so exciting. I just know that I need to order more products from them.

BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Palette

I finally decided on what I wanted to try, the easy one was the Contour and Blush Palette that I had been eyeballing since Winter. The next choice to help round out my BH Cosmetics collection here was for the 32 Color Lip Palette. The products arrived in no time at all within a big box that had all the items cushioned well for shipping. I love the care that they take in shipping, with some companies out there you never know what condition your beauty products will be in when they arrive, for instance I just had a large order that I received from my favorite Beauty Supply place, that I had been going to since I first saw them while I was an instructor for professional Cosmetologists, Salon Manager and Stylist… this is the first time I decided to order from them through the mail and this will be the last time. Everything in that Beauty Supply Box was loose in the package with only a crumpled up piece of paper on top… and things leaked and boxes crushed etc. Like I said, I love the care that BH Cosmetics takes in packaging and shipping their products. 🙂

I immediately had to open the products, which are in the nice compact like cases, the cases are textured, unlike the glossy smooth case for the eyeshadows I have were in. On initial look, inside the cases, I was in love with all the lip colors, I then looked at the Contour and Blush Palette and wasn’t sure if these were the colors I would choose for myself. Upon looking out in the natural light I realize that the colors are neutral enough that they could work on me with my warm skin tone after all.

BH Cosmetics Lip Palette

I then put on the contour and blush playing around with contouring my short but square face, I could go on and on about face shapes and how to contour but lets face it, there are tons of online resources for this information as well as figuring out your face shape and the best ways to contour your face. Someday when I have more time, I may take the time to sit down and take you through all the steps and explain how to contour and other makeup hints and tips that I learned, but now is not the time. 🙂

The Contour and Blush Palette are a lot of fun to create different looks with, and though I wouldn’t have chosen these colors for myself in the past, I would choose them now and I think these colors are neutral enough to work on just about any complexion.  The contour goes on just right… lighter or darker as you choose and you may also conceal with the same palette…although I  don’t use it for that, I use the lighter colors to layer highlight. I first use one of the light colors and then on top of it I use a shimmer color on top in some areas to highlight more.

I don’t believe in totally changing the shape of your face with contour however, natural beauty is in all shapes and sizes, my friends… so if you are like me and and love to play with makeup, save this contouring for formal pictures and anytime you maybe on camera or at a formal affair, then just make it subtle and check it from all sides in the lighting like you will be seen in to make sure it looks good and is blended well.

I then played with the lip palette, at first using my finger, you see I couldn’t wait. Then I was a good girl and reached for my lip brush, I found some gorgeous colors in there, some of which I thought were too dark until I mixed several of the colors together. I really love one of the dark frosted bronze color (far right bottom) and because it’s a tad to dark on me I love mixing it with the other lighter colors.  The Lip Palette of the 32 lip colors also contains some lip glosses in it, but it mostly contains lipsticks in the palette.

Anyway I have had a great time with my Contour & Blush Palette as well as the 32 Color Lip Palette and I continue to play with them still. The packaging is quite nice, however I would have preferred that the lip colors and contour and blush were in the palette case like the eyeshadows were in. The eyeshadow case, was both easier for me to open and it is comparatively easy to clean if you get any makeup on them. I tried windex and even rubbing alcohol to get them clean for the pictures I took, but I couldn’t clean it off well at all. However, that is only a small inconvenience and I don’t believe I will be taking further pictures of the cases in the conceivable future. lol And I must say that the cases are still rather lovely.

I would like to thank BH Cosmetics for their letting me try their products, and like their eyeshadows, I wasn’t disappointed with the quality and quantity of the products. Thank you BH Cosmetics.

Now for the fun part, we have wonderful Giveaway here folks!

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Good Luck to all our friends!
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, BH Cosmetics provided me with a free sample of this product to review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me (Mariah Lockwood).