Taking a compliment is so hard for most women. Why is that? If you’re like me, giving a compliment is incredibly easy (and fun!), but accepting kind words about yourself is hard. It’s an interesting subject to think about, so I’ve teamed up with Kopari this month to not only talk about and review some of their incredible products, but also to talk about COMPLIMENTS!
When working on this campaign, I did a lot of thinking about both giving and receiving compliments. I know compliments make me feel great when I get them, so one thing I’m going to do is make a conscious effort to give more compliments. I absolutely love to hand out compliments and build people up (especially other women), so I’m going to be more intentional about doing so!
Now, when I give a compliment, I love hearing a genuine “Thank You!” from the recipient. But for some reason, a simple “Thank You!” is often hard for me to say after receiving a compliment myself. I always try to make a silly joke. Like last week when a good friend told me “Your hair looks really good today!”, I responded with a self-deprecating “Well, that’s what happens when you wash it!”. I mean, it’s true and all, but I’m sure a simple thank you would have been appreciated much more.
I really started thinking about my words and behaviors when I’m on the receiving end of a compliment, and I realized I wasn’t doing a great job accepting compliments. I’ve decided to make a shift, and I’m going to start accepting a compliment graciously. I feel like there is incredible power in that! I’m going to accept compliments confidently, with a smile on my face, and I’m going to make a point to let the person know that I appreciate their words.
I remember that day I got a compliment on my hair, I had actually spent extra time round brushing it to try to get out all of the little bumps and kinks. It was smoother (and I even felt like it looked healthier)! So, in response to a friend noticing that my hair looked extra good, I should have said, “Thank you so much! I spent extra time on it today, and I’m thrilled that you noticed.” I would have felt good and SHE would have felt good for making me feel good. Come on, ladies! THAT IS POWERFUL!
Now, let’s talk about some of Kopari’s compliment inducing products! Are you familiar with Kopari? Every single one of their products starts with 100% ORGANIC coconut oil, which is SO COOL! For a long time people have known that what they put IN their bodies is important, but now people are realizing that what they put ON their bodies is important too. All of Kopari’s products are made as natural as possible, with the safest ingredients (no sulfates, no silicones, no parabens, no GMOs, and no toxins). Click HERE to read about Kopari in a nutshell. And for those of you that want to be 100% informed about what you are putting on your body, there’s a full ingredient list on the website on each product page.
Yes, this post is sponsored, but I hope my genuine excitement about and love for these products shines through! Here’s my full Kopari review.
So what’s special about the deodorant? No Aluminum. No Baking Soda. No Parabens. No Silicone. No Phthalates.
The product smells great, it glides on smooth and isn’t sticky, and here’s the best part….IT WORKS. I love it so much, and I’ve already told tons of friends and family about it. Many of them are now on the Kopari train with me, and my friends with daughters are buying it for them as well. I love the idea of starting out the younger generation on healthier products.
The deodorant was definitely a gateway product for me. Ha! It not only made me a believer in the brand, it also made me excited to try other products from their line! They have an awesome skincare line (splash, spritz, hydrate, gloss and get fresh-faced in 4 simple steps), but since I already have a skincare regimen that I’m loyal to, it was their body care products and personal care products that sparked my interest. I hopped online, did some browsing, and ordered a bevy of products.
I ordered the Body Care Dream Team Kit (which contains the scrub and the milk seen below) with my heels in mind. Listen. For years my heels have not been worthy of a compliment. They’ve been dry, cracked, and let’s be real here….ugly. The kit comes with both a coconut crush scrub and a coconut body milk, AND IT HEALED MY HEELS! For the last month or so I’ve been using it 3 times a week. I scrub my heels with the coconut crush scrub, I then go to town with one of those heel files that you can pick up at a drugstore, and then I moisturize them with the coconut body milk. I do this late at night and then throw on a pair of socks to keep the moisture locked in through the night.
I use this power duo on my elbows too! The scrub is made of brown sugar and contains bits of Tahitian coconut shell to buff the dry stuff right off your body! Exfoliating is so important for healthy and glowing skin, and this product really does the trick. I use it primarily on my heels and my elbows, but you can use it anywhere you have dry skin.
That reminds me, I use it all over before I get a spray tan or use self tanner because exfoliating creates an even palette before the tanning product is applied. This scrub actually received Allure Magazine’s Top Product seal of approval. It truly is awesome.
After the scrub, I use the coconut body milk to quickly moisturize my skin and leave it feeling silky smooth. It’s not greasy at all and my skin just drinks it up. I use this all over my body to keep my skin nourished and smelling lovely because I’m absolutely obsessed with the light coconut scent.
The coconut melt is a serious multi-tasker. You can use it as a hair mask, body moisturizer, make up remover, dry shave oil, bath boost, under eye cream, baby butter, and belly balm! I mean, WOW! So far, I’ve only used it as a body moisturizer, make up remover, and shave oil…BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT I TRULY LOVE IT. The smell is amazing and it feels so luxurious.
Click HERE and scroll down to read “This is How You Melt” to learn about how you can use it all of the ways listed above. Seriously, go read about it. You can even watch a video!
And check out this Coconut Body Glow. It’s a tinted moisturizer with a bit of sheen.
In the picture below I’m just starting to rub it in because I wanted you to see the color and shimmer in the product. Once rubbed in, the shimmer is very subtle and just gives skin a beautiful glow. Click HERE to read more about it.
Another product that I’m super excited about are these Coconut Oil Pullers. This 14 day set contains 3 different flavors (I love all 3!), and you swish these delicious oils around in your mouth for 5-15 minutes. Benefits include whiter teeth, healthier gums, and fresher breath. Oral health is so important to overall health, and I love the positive results that these products are giving me. I thought I was going to be annoyed having to swish this product in my mouth for 5-15 minutes, but I had no idea how much more fresh my mouth would feel, and I actually really look forward to it!
Swish, Swish, Swish.
And when you’re done, your mouth will feel incredibly fresh, and your lips will be amazingly soft. Click HERE for the 14 day set.
The last product that I’m highlighting today is the coconut gloss. I ordered the 3 pack seen below (that seems to be sold out at the moment), and I think all of the colors are great. Although the set is not currently available, you can buy individual colors HERE. The blend of coconut oil, vitamin E and shea butter will nourish your lips…
… and I love the beautiful colors!
They look great over lipsticks, but I also really love the sheer color they provide when worn on their own. The one thing I thought my set lacked was a clear gloss, but I see that there is one available! I wanted to be able to apply a gloss at night without worrying about it rubbing off on anything, so I’ll be grabbing the clear one for sure.
Kopari Review Recap
I hope you can feel my genuine excitement for these products!!! And they have me all sorts of ready to receive a compliment! I have no doubt that somebody will soon compliment me on my dewy and nourished skin (with just the right amount of shimmer!), my white teeth, or the beautiful color on my lips. To see a video that Kopari put together about learning how to accept a compliment, click HERE!
Before you go, I would love for everybody to sound off in the comments! In fact, I want to get a bit of a dialogue going about this, so please leave a comment that has something to do with a compliment. Examples of talking points include: the best compliment you’ve ever received, the best compliment you’ve ever given, how you personally take a compliment, or anything else you want to talk about regarding compliments! I’ll choose a random comment from the winners, and I’ll treat you to my favorite Kopari products! You’ll get a deodorant, a body care dream team kit, a coconut glow, and a set of oil pullers.
If you already use and love Kopari products, feel free to leave a comment about your favorite product(s) as well!
Thank you to Kopari for sponsoring this post, and I hope y’all know that I think you are the best readers ever! (Just say “thank you”.)
These are the products featured in the post, just click on what you are interested in:
They also have these awesome curated sets! They include some crowd favorites, and you will be getting them for a reduced price!
Y’all have a great day, and make it a goal to give at least 3 compliments!