Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Skin Care Routine May 2014

I test and review a lot more skin care products and makeup these days. I love trying lots of products and new makeup looks but from time to time it gets overwhelming for my skin. A few weeks back I started breaking out. I thought it would just go away as usual but it got worse and my face (especially my left cheek) was pretty badly broken out.

Whenever my skin starts getting stressed and breaking out, I immediately start stripping away products and go back to basics. The first thing I did to get my skin clear is give myself a break from makeup. If I went out I would put on the least makeup I could stand, which for me is Mascara and lip gloss.

I looked at a bunch of youtube videos and reviews about skin care and decided to try a couple of products from The Body Shop. Please note, I am not working with The Body Shop, this is not a sponsored review and I did purchase these products on my own.

Here's what I have been using:

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
 
 
 
Product description:
This daily-use facial wash for blemished skin gives clearer-looking skin when used as part of a regular regime.
  • Removes excess oil without over-drying skin
  • Helps remove impurities
  • Gentle enough for daily use
My Experience:
 
I love the clean tingly feeling of this face wash. I really makes my skin feel clean and does not dry out my skin at all! My skin has almost completely cleared up in the couple of weeks I have been using this face was in combination with the toner! Love it!
 
 
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
 
 
 
 
 
Product description:
This refreshing toner freshens and removes the last traces of make-up, dirt and oil, leaving skin feeling soft, fresh and ready for moisturizing. The shake to activate formula allows skin to benefit from mattifying powders, while ingredients including Community Trade organic tea tree oil, tamanu oil and white willow bark extracts ensure skin looks matte, without drying.
  • Removes traces of make-up, cleanser and impurities
  • Mattifying powders leave skin shine-free
  • Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin

My Experience:
 
I love this toner! I use each time I wash my face and sometimes I just use it as a quick refresh. It is a bit tingly but it makes my skin feel so clean and yet, it has not felt dry at all since I have been using these products. I just shake really well and squeeze a little onto a cotton ball and swipe all over my face. I am surprised at how fast it has cleared up my face without making it feel dry!! I have had a lot of products that clear my skin really well dry my skin out so badly that I have had to stop using them, not the case with the Tea Tree line! LOVE IT!!
 
 
**As for Moisturizer, they were out of the lotion for this line when I ordered so I have been just using a bit of pure Argan Oil. I take a small drop in the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and pat the Argan Oil onto my face! It's a great basic moisturizer!*
 
 
 
 
I plan to purchase the other items in the Tea Tree line from The Body Shop. There is a body wash, blemish stick, face wipes, lotion and more. I want the whole line!!
 
 
 

 
 
 
Check out the entire Tea Tree Line  HERE
 
 
 
 
Here's a little about uses for Tea Tree Oil:
 
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. 

  Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, , toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa.

Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

BA*STAR Review

 
 
 
 
Spicy Natural Eye Shadow Palette
Create a Perfect Natural Eye
  • Makeup Artist Selected Colors
  • High Pigment, Long Lasting.
  • Custom Face Charts and Makeup Videos


BA*STAR is prefect Makeup for Cheerleading, Dance or Stage Makeup!!
 
These colors are very dramatic and pigmented for going out, performance wear or for someone who just enjoys a spicy dramatic look. I found the 1st color in the palette, which is a creamy champagne color can be used for everyday and looks really pretty all by itself.
 
 
 
 
Cheer, Dance or Stage Makeup
  • Gentle & Easy to Use
  • Long Lasting. Sweat Resistant
  • Adds Metallic Quality to Star Dust, Depth to Eye Shadows
  • Package Contains Applicator. Safety Sealed for Freshness.


Whether for everyday use or for performance, if you want your eye makeup or glitter accents to stay put you need BA*STAR Glitter Base! I put this under my eye shadow in the morning, went all day (including a nap lol) and my eye shadow looked the same at the end of the day. That has never happened to me before!


These are very inexpensive, long wearing products!
 
 
 
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Water in a can?!

I have been getting IPSY now for a few months and I LOVE it! This month I was not to thrilled to hear I was receiving a can of water...lol.... I was surely surprised when I ended up loving the product!

 
 
*This is not a sponsored review in any way. I paid for this product and am sharing my honest opinion*


What the website Says:

Known for its long history in treating atopic dermatitis, the Avène Thermal Spring Water is the only thermal spring water bottled directly from the source and packaged in a sterile environment to guarantee purity and maximum skin benefits. Its unique composition is proven to soothe inflammation, itching, redness, general sensitivity and post-medical and aesthetic procedure irritation as it softens, protects and purifies the skin. Avène Thermal Spring Water is recommended by dermatologists worldwide.

Spray onto the skin in a fine mist. May leave on for 2 to 3 minutes, and then gently pat dry. Ideal for use after cleansing, shaving, exercise, sun, to soothe diaper rash and set make-up to help keep it fresher looking longer.


My Experience:
 
When I sprayed this mist on my face, I loved the cooling refreshing feeling! It felt so great! It's already up to 90 in Florida, ugh! I hate feeling hot, especially my face. This mist just instantly cooled my face and made me feel refreshed!! I will definitely be purchasing another can for an up-coming road trip I'm taking.
 
 
 
By the way, if you are not subscribed to IPSY, where have you been? You can get a beauty bag full of 4-5 products every month for $10 no shipping or hidden costs, just $10 a month. I don't know how they do it but I am so happy they do!! I feel like I get at least $40+ worth of products a month and have tried products that I would not ordinarily have tried. It has expanded my beauty regime and introduced me to some awesome new products!
 
Check it out HERE!
 
 
Use my link and I get a free goodie, you can share your link and do the same as well!

Clarity Vitamin C Serum for Face

 
 
 
 
 
  • Formulated to Smooth the Skin, Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Treat Dark Spots.
  • Potent Antioxidant Blend Featuring Organic Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Herbal Extracts.
  • Stimulate Collagen Production for Radiant and Youthful Looking Skin.

  •          I have been using this product for about a month now. After washing my face, I pat it dry and apply a bit of the Vitamin C. It's very light feeling so it does not add any heaviness of greasiness to my face. A little goes a long way so this small bottle will last you quite awhile.

    I have been noticing small lines up to the sides of my face near my eyes and I have a dark patch so I thought maybe this product would help. I have noticed a little improvement in the past month and will continue to use it!

    There is a 100% money back Guarantee to there is nothing to lose!
     
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    Friday, May 16, 2014

    MKGlam VoxBox Review





    EEEK! I was very excited to receive my most recent VOXBOX from Influenster.... The MKGLAM VoxBox from MaryKay!!

    In the box were the following products (Pictured above)
     
    Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder
    Mary Kay® Translucent Loose Powder
    Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color
    Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist
    Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush
    Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara
    Mary Kay® Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator in Jet Black
    Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Mango Tango
     
     
    I was so psyched to try these products as I haven't tried MaryKay products for years. Honestly I had not even thought about MaryKay products because I thought the company was kind of more traditional or old fashioned than I like. My opinion has definitely changed after using these products however!
     
    My three favorite products from the Voxbox were the Gel Eyeliner, Mascara and Loose Powder! My #1 was definitely the Gel Eyeliner.
     
     
     
    Look what I did!! lol Where has Gel Liner been all my life?! I love this stuff, it's sooo much easier for me to apply, it's goes on sooo smoothly over the tiny wrinkles in my eyelid and I can finally make that little wing thing! LOVE IT!!
     
     
    I have tried MANY mascaras, this is my current favorite. I get jet black, long lashes without clumps. What else could you ask for?! It's also long lasting!
     
     
     
    Love this translucent powder, I apply with the nice big fluffy brush supplied in my MKGLAM box! This powder just sets my makeup perfectly and feels so silky smooth on my skin! LOVE!
     
     
     
     
    I like the cream eye color. It feels very silky and glides on easily. I would definitely recommend the product however, this color was a little on the bronze side for me so I believe I would purchase it in a different color.
     
    I love bronzer. I don't know if other people do this but when I have a bit of a tan in the summer and use bronzer I like to use a little bronzer for eye shadow for a Natural Tan Goddess look.
     I am loving MK's Bronzing powder!
     
     
     
    MaryKay Mineral Cheek Color.
    Here is my fluffy brush and a little of the Mineral Blush.
     I received the color "Shy Blush" which is a really pretty peachy pink... and perfect for spring!


     
     
    Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Mango Tango. Very pretty Mango/Tangerine type color!

    Good texture, not sticky. A little bright for my taste as I am normally a nude-lip person but this is very pretty for a pop of color!




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    Studio Gear review #2

     
     
     
    I am still using and LOVING the CC cream from Studio Gear! (I use is in the color natural)
     
    What the company has to say:
     
    Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.
    Key Benefits:
    • Protects:  SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
    • Perfects:  Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.
    • Corrects:  Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
    • Hydrates:  Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
    • Conceals:  Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.
    • Smoothes:  Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion
     

     
     
     
    My Experience:
     
    I have not been using a separate moisturizer with this product. I normally wash my face and use any treatments I am using at the time then I go directly to the CC Cream because it is so moisturizing that if I use a separate moisturizer I feel like my skin is too greasy. This product alone however, does not make my skin feel greasy. It's easy to apply and has great coverage.
     
    When I first put it I my hand to apply I was shocked that it came out a white/grey color. (I am new to CC Creams are they all like this?) When I began to apply it turned the perfect color for me. Turns out the color is in tiny drops in the cream and blends to perfection.
     
    This leaves my skin feeling really great. It helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients, Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention and Brightens and illuminates skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application. I have been using this for a few months now and it's my go-to foundation product! Love it!

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     

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    The Makeup Brush Break Down

    When you turned 13, in addition to your training bra and soda flavored lip gloss, there’s a good chance that your birthday present, from a well-meaning aunt or grandmother, included a set of drugstore makeup brushes. Though the plastic container full of what looks like art supplies may have seemed like a puzzle you’d never solve back then, your grandma was absolutely right. makeup brush sets, like the great ones they offer over at The Salon Outlet, are absolutely the way to apply makeup. If you want to look like your skin has a natural glow and a flawless finish, you’ll just trust her on this one. So here’s a little breakdown of which brush to use for what. The most exotic looking brush in your set is probably the fan brush. With bristles that spread out like a paper fan, it can look a little intimidating. But this brush is one of the easiest to use. Swipe it across your face after applying foundation to brush away any loose powder.
    A powder brush is possibly the most important one in your set. It’s going to be the shortest, fattest brush. Use it for applying powder foundation or setting your liquid foundation with a dry finish. An eye blending brush, which has a full set of bristles, not quite as round as the powder brush, with a tapered edge will be great for covering your entire eyelid with eye shadow. An eyebrow brush is usually also included in these sets. It’s got a very small set of bristles and is also tapered. Use this to fill in your eyebrows, as needed. A tiny lip brush has tapered edges on both sides and helps in applying glosses or lipsticks. With one of these, you won’t go outside the lines of your lips.









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    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Paula's Choice Review



     
    About:
     
    Shrink enlarged pores with this leave-on exfoliant that removes old skin cells both on the skin's surface and inside the pore.
     
    • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Keratosis Pilaris, Redness, Rosacea, Wrinkles
    • For All Skin Types
    • Creates radiant, even-toned skin
    • Reduces redness & builds collagen
    • Unclogs & diminishes enlarged pores
     
    My experience:
     
     
    I have pretty sensitive skin that tends to dry out really easily. I was happy to see that this exfoliant did not dry out, or break out my skin. I have been using it on my acne and have seen some improvement in the past week. Yep, at 36 I still get acne sometimes! Boo!
     
     
    Most ace products I have tried seemed to be geared towards teens and they are also much too drying for my skin. This product doesn't feel harsh like the others did. I am really looking forward to trying other products from this line!!
     
     
    Of course this is cruelty-free and not tested on animals!!!
     
     
     
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    I received this product to sample, free from BzzAgent!
     
    

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Voxbox from Influenster



     
    Yay! I got my first box from Influenster today. It's the J'adore box! So excited!
     
    What I received:
     
    Hershey Kisses
     
    I am a vegan but these do smell so good! My family is surely enjoying the family sized bag of kisses. And what a great way to get some extra chores out of them...LOL "sure I'll put the clothes in the dryer for a few KISSES" ;)
     
     
    RedRose Tea
     
    Umm yes, what a wonderful way to relax. Both these flavors of tea (Lemon Chiffon ad Crème Carmel) are delicious. I can't decide which one I like better. The Lemon Chiffon is decaffeinated so it makes the perfect end of the day treat. I add a little soy milk and just a tiny pinch of stevia to make a sweet treat!
     
    Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Spray
     
    I have naturally wavy hair that I can do two things with, either gel it and use a diffuser or curls or flat iron it straight. On a special night out I like to go with straight. Frizz ease takes my hair that would ordinarily look a little frazzled by ironing and smooths it all down so it looks shiny and healthy! This product is meant to keep your hair straight until your next shampoo (within 3 days)... which for me is not really an issue because I need to shampoo everyday or my hair looks oily. I am thinking of trying a dry shampoo on my roots and seeing if I can get a couple days of straight wear out of it. I will let you all know ;)
     
    Botanics Iconic Clay Mask
     
     
    I am really surprised at the consistency of this clay mask. In the past every clay mask I have used has had a mud-like consistency but this product it very watery. There wasn't much of a scent except for an herbal type scent. You need to be cautious when applying this not to drip it all over since it is quite thin and runs a bit when applied. Apply a thing coat!
    This mask did dry nicely and made my skin feel nice after rinsing off. My skin felt really clean and smooth without feeling dry. Not bad! :)
     
     
     
    Kiss "looks so natural"
     
    This Valentine's day I decided to try lashes, I used some I was sent by another company and tried them on. They were so thick and so heavy and looked horribly fake. I ended up pulling them off and really felt like I was done with lashes. These Kiss lashes however, are so much lighter and more natural looking. I am very impressed. The ends are tapered like natural hair is so there is not a strong blunt edge. I like these a LOT! I will definitely use these in the future!
     
     
    Vaseline Men Spray Lotion
     
    I am so jealous! I have been wanting to try the spray lotions from Vaseline but this one is meant for a man. My honey was more than happy to try it out. It was so easy to apply, leave a nice mist of lotion without feeling greasy. It smells like a fresh, clean men's cologne. Soon my son was begging me to get him a bottle too! Definitely like this... I can't wait to try the women's version for myself!
     
     
     
     
     
    I received these items for free for trial purposes from Influenster!

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    Slip Detangler Review

     
     
    from Curly Hair Solutions
     
    About:
     
     
    Curly Hair Solutions™ Slip™ Detangler is a silicone free detangling leave-in conditioner that will instantly loosen hair knots, lock in hair color and eliminate flyaway hair. The conditioning ingredients of Slip™ will leave your hair soft, smooth and shiny without ever over-moisturizing the hair. Slip™ has the strength to adjust the pH balance of your hair to give you strong healthy hair without adding any weight.

    Slip™ will shut the hair cuticle locking in the new curly hair color making the hair feel soft and smooth again. Spray Slip™ onto your wet hair immediately after your color application. As with all other CHS products, Slip™ will never build up in your hair and can be used daily as part of your regular hair maintenance routine. Slip™ is a natural hair product that is safe to use on children’s hair. Say goodbye to the pain of tangles for all curly hair types.
     
     
    Our Experience:
     
    Slip is one of those products that can be used on my whole family. I have fine blond hair and my daughter has 4b/c hair and we both really liked the way Slip feels in our hair.
     
    My hair is wavy and gets easily tangled. If I wash it and don't mess with it too much the curls pop out ad I can wear my hair curly. If I have to do a bunch on detangling to my hair the curls end up getting smooshed down and my hair ends up looking frizzy and I end up having to straighten it. When I was my hair and apply the Slip de-tangler I can easily finger comb my hair, it easily de-tangles my hair and makes it feel really soft. My hair does not looks greasy nor is it weighed down. My blond hair which tends to be oily looks greasy so fast I really need to be careful what I use so I was really happy that this product did not make it look oily at all, it was completely invisible but felt really great!
     
    J's type 4b/c hair tends to be dry and gets very tangled. This light conditioning de-tangler really helped me to de-tangle J's hair and added softness to her hair as well. This is a really good de-tangler and unlike many other's I have used, it does not take a lot of product to work!!
     
    Definitely recommend!
     
     
     
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    Thanks to Curl Hair Solutions for allowing me to review their product!
     
     
     
     
     

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

    Studio Gear Cosmetics Review

     
     
    About:
     
    Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.

    Key Benefits:
    - Prevents fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients
    - Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention
    - Brightens and illuminates skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application
     
    My Experience:
     
    When I first squeezed the CC Cream onto my hand I was shocked to see that it was grey, I thought something must be wrong with it. lol But after smoothing it onto my face I realized it changes color on your skin.
     
    I really love the way this looks and feels on my skin. My skin feels so soft and not heavy, though it has really good coverage. I have light skin and normally use an ivory and the natural was perfect on my skin. My teenage son ever commented that I finally found the right color of makeup. He said when it was on my skin, you can't even tell I am wearing makeup but that my skin looks better. *blush* I didn't know my makeup had been that visible before. lol
     
    I honestly really like this CC cream and plan to make it my go-to foundation from now on! I love how it makes my skin look and feel when it's on my face and even when I wash it off I have noticed a difference I my skin. Love it!
     
     
    About:
     
    Affirmation Multi-Effect Eye Gel works day and night to help reduce and prevent under-eye puffiness and the appearance of dark circles. Simultaneously, skin’s elasticity is improved, moisture retained, and protection from free radical damage is employed.
    KEY BENEFITS
    • Eyeliss: Increases circulation and decongests fluid around the eye to eliminate dark circles and puffiness.
    • Algisium C: Protects from free radicals, improves skin elasticity, suppleness, firmness, hydration, and collagen production.
    • Haloxyl: Significantly decreases the appearance of dark circles and inflammation

    My Experience:
     
    I have been using this twice a day as directed to reduce my dark eye circles and puffiness. I have always been pretty self-conscious about the dark color under my eyes. I am super prone to puffiness when I don't get enough sleep or when I am feeling stressed.
     
    It goes on really easily, just a tiny dot goes a long way and it is very easy to put makeup over.
     
    I have noticed a bit of improvement in the week I have been using this eye gel. I plan to keep using it and see what results I can achieve. So far it seems like really good stuff!
     
     
    About:

    Prime Objective Eye Primer visually diminishes discoloration and surface imperfections that may be present on the lids. Eye shadows and eyeliners apply and blend easier and wear true to color.
     
    My Experience:
     
    This is my first eye primer and before using it I really never saw the point of an eye primer before. After using it however, I notice a difference in the color and the wear of my eye shadow. I really like the color of the natural primer, it's a light pinkish color that I love! I am definitely won over and have been using this daily since it arrived!!
     
     
     
    About:
     
    Color Studies 3:1 Harmonic Eye Shadows provide the perfect highlight, contour, and accent shades for the perfect eye palette. Each trio color was carefully studied in relationship to the others to arrive at a perfect harmony of hue, color temperature, color intensity and color value.
     
     
    My Experience:
     
    I have this trio in Warm Mocha. The colors are so delish and vibrant. I am in love with the light pink color. Seriously I could wear it every day. The brown are both really nice...the dark brown is darker and more intense than it appears to go lightly with it and build it up to the color you want to achieve.
     
     
    I plan to do a youtube video with these products and show how I put a look together with them, Stay Tuned!!
     
     
    Thanks so much to Studio Gear for allowing me to review their products!!
     
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    Pure Healthy Hair





    I have never really tried any vitamins for hair before but when the opportunity to try Vibrance Vitamins for Hair Growth by Eu Natural came along I was excited to try them!!


    Details:

  • Natural Herbal Extracts & Drug-Free Ingredients Researched to Promote Faster and Healthier Hair Growth
  • Extra Strength Pure Formulation Includes OptiMSM & 37 Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs for Hair Strengthening Nutritional Support
  • 100% Vegetarian Capsules Free of Gluten, Wheat, and Dairy with Zero Fillers, Zero Binders, and Zero Artificial Ingredients
  • For best results, use for a mimimum of 3 months.
  • Recommended shelf life is 2.5 years after manufactured date
  • Made in the USA to Strict FDA Standards by cGMP Certified Laboratory


  • Benefits of Vibrance Hair Vitamins:

     
    OptiMSM, a natural compound containing sulfur, feeds your hair with the building blocks it needs to grow. When you take a supplement like Vibrance which contains this compound, your hair grows much more rapidly.
    Biotin, this vitamin makes your hair more elastic. The more elastic your hair is, the less brittle and breakable it is. Biotin strengthens your hair, and keeps split ends from forming.
    Other key ingredients in Vibrance include vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin B complex, iodine, selenium, copper, horsetail extract, green and black tea extract, gingko extract, and more. Please see Product Details for full list.


    Our Experience:

    We have been taking these vitamins for about a month now. I was very happy to see that they are vegetarian since J is vegetarian and I am newly vegan. I had no issue with taking these vitamins unlike some others I have tried in the past that had upset my stomach.

    I know it says it can take about 3 months to see maximum results but I really feel like my hair already seems to look better, fuller and more shiny and it seems to have grown a bit. J's hair also seems to have grown and looks healthier than it did just a month ago. I also notice that our nails seem to be growing also!

    I will keep you updated as to our progress with the Healthy Hair Vitamins from Eu Natural!





     
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    Sweet Slumber Pillow From Reverie



    I love pillows. I really love pillows. On a regular night I sleep with about three or four pillows and I have never been able to sleep with less than two. I usually just grab a pillow from a local mess retailer and don't think too much about it. I pretty much figured all pillows are pretty much the same. It seemed like no matter which pillow I bought, or how nice it felt brand new, it would soon end up deflated and pretty much useless.

    When my Sweet Slumber Pillow from Reverie came in the mail the first thing I noticed was the weight of the box. I had this huge white box and it was so heavy I was starting to wonder if it was really just a pillow inside. It was! I was a huge pillow with a great weight and I could not wait to go to sleep. lol.

    The pillow is stuffed with Shredded natural Latex so it's hypo-allergenic and dust mite resistant. It's 100% cotton quilted and the removable cover is machine washable! As a vegan, I am very happy to see there are no animal products, such as feathers, in these pillows!

    When it was time for bed I decided to check out a movie from bed, this pillow was so thick and supportive I only needed one pillow under my head and I comfortably watched a movie and then drifted off to sleep. Now normally I am all over the place at night, flipping my pillow many times because it gets hot and feels flat but with the Sweet Slumber Pillow this was not the case at all! I was surprised when I woke up in the morning, I felt refreshed and I hadn't tore up my bed from moving all over the place. I only needed this one pillow! The Sweet Slumber pillow just feels so good, so soft and yet supportive and didn't get hot like other pillows. (I don't even think that was a special feature of the pillow, but I observed that it stayed much cooler than my regular pillows.)

    I definitely recommend this pillow! I LOVE it!! I plan to buy one for the rest of the family!


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    Thanks so much to Reverie for allowing me to review their Sweet Slumber Pillow!
     
     
     

    Monday, January 20, 2014

    Happy MLK Day!



     
    “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
     
    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

    Can U Dig It???​ review


    I met Michelle,the owner of "Can U Dig It," years ago on YouTube, where she has a series of videos on various topics. I had commented on a video, then ended up adding her to facebook... she is such a fun person and I have always enjoyed her videos and tutorials. I was so excited when she came out with her own line of natural products for skin and hair!!

    Her products are always made with natural ingredients....no additives or preservatives whatsoever (with the exception of fragrance oils). She currently has Lip Balms, Body Butter and Hair Oils and is working on candles!! (I am very excited about those I LOVE candles!)

    Check out her shop and her pages....









    Strawberry Dig It Lip Balm is made with all natural Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, and is scented with Strawberry Fragrance Oils. This balm glides on silky smooth and smells like a fragrant Strawberry patch.  Keeps your lips kissably soft all thru out the day ;)



    My Experience:
     
    Very good lip balm! I love the strawberry scent and it made my lips feel sooo good. I have probably the world worst lips lol they are dry and they crack so easily and it hurts to laugh and smile at times. This lip balm just soothed my lips and made them feel so much softer.
     
    $3.00 It's a STEAL!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Whether you suffer from dry, itchy skin, chapped hands and feet or no irritating skin issues at all, Dig It Body Butter will help nourish your skin and keep it silky smooth. My combination of Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E, will heal, soften, and moisturize any problem areas. Dig It Body Butter absorbs beautifully into your skin. 100% all natural ingredients and not just for the Ladies!  Gentlemen have also benefitted from using Dig It Body Butter to keep their skin soft and smooth.
     
     
    My Experience:
     
    This is a very good body butter made with really good quality ingredients. I didn't notice any scent so it would be great for people with scent sensitivity, sensitive skin and can be used on the whole family. (Love products like that!!) Smooth on your skin or melt some in your hands for a nice massage... think Valentine's day ;)
     
    Very well priced at $3 for a 1oz jar and $10 for a 4oz jar!!
     
     
     
     
     
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    Saturday, January 11, 2014

    Christmas Presents 2013

    I have seen sooo many people on Youtube making videos of what they got for Christmas and of course they are not meant to brag but more like the Haul and Favorites videos they give you ideas of gifts and things you might like...

    Here are a couple of my Christmas presents I thought I would share!

     
    Ulta Makeup kit, Mascara, Olay Face wash, Olay make-up removing wipes, Concealer and I got the silver animal print bag filled with all kinds of goodies free with purchase!! It had a sample of Prada Candy which smells delish! I got all kinds of tested and a Bare Minerals lip gloss that I LOVE!

     
    All the Holiday hand washes, Cinnamon Pumpkin body wash which I was pretty surprised at the scent... I was expecting pumpkin pie and it was much different that expected but I like it!!
     
     
     
    Merry Marshmallow and Vanilla Bean Noelle lotion... I am in LOVE with Vanilla Bean Noelle and wish I could get it year round! The merry marshmallow smelled nice but nothing like marshmallow to me... what did ya'll think?
     
     
     
    Love this candle "Marshmallow fireside" not too sweet.... it smelled like a fire side with a hint of sweet. Awesome!
     
     
     
    The Hand washes, all smell good! Sugar Plum is my least favorite and Gingerbread and Vanilla Bean are my favorites.
     
     
    Make-up brushes! No more finger tips and cotton balls!! LOL
     
     
    These are just a few bath/body related that I thought I would share!!!