Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray & Makeup Primer Spray

I have been testing two products from Skindinavia for the past couple of months. I live in Alabama and let me tell you the summers are HOT! Most days you do not want to get dressed much less put on makeup. Makeup meltdown is very frustrating!! Before using Skindinavia there were many times I did not even waste time putting on my makeup. I knew it would melt off sooner than later.
 
The only makeup spray to be clinically-proven to extend makeup wear for 16+ hours. Used by Lady Gaga, Fergie on tour; I can put you in touch with this celebrity makeup artist!
  • 90% of users agree: their makeup looked as good at the end of the day as the moment it was applied.
  • Proven to help keep makeup from settling into pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Our patented Temperature Control Technology® keeps the makeup surface cool to avoid melting or sliding.
The first silicone-free makeup spray primer on the market. Silicone is so slippery it can actually make your makeup "pool" into pores. Our primer has been clinically shown to reduce pore size, redness and users also noticed fewer breakouts and balanced sebum production over 4 weeks, it's like you're misting the equivalent of green juice, let's say, on your skin every single day that helps your it rebound and counteract the effects of talcs, foundation, etc. See image and clinical results below. (Happy to fill you in on all the science/technology behind our proprietary formula!)
In a third-party clinical trial:
  • 93% of users said it made their pores look less noticeable. 
  • 97% said their skin appears less oily throughout the day.
  • 90% said their makeup has never looked better! 
Overall, I am very impressed with Skindinavia. Skindinavia has really helped my makeup last even with this hot summer in Alabama.
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    Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.
     

SKINDINAVIA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

 
The Makeup Artist’s Choice For Flawless 16-Hour Makeup; Made for artists. Making you a pro.
 
Boston, MA (June 1, 2015) — Award-winning cosmetics brand SKINDINAVIA celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The original authority on makeup finishing sprays, SKINDINAVIA is the professional choice for that all-day just-applied look. Applied as a lightweight, breathable mist, SKINDINAVIA makeup finishing sprays are the only product clinically-proven to set liquid and powder makeup and hold cosmetics vibrantly in place for up to 16 hours. 
 
SKINDINAVIA recently expanded its lineup with the first and only lightweight, silicone-free primer spray that delivers a smooth canvas for impeccable, long-wear makeup application that offers long-term skin benefits. The lightweight, good-for-you oil-control primer spray delivers a balanced canvas for all-day makeup wear that slows oil production, prevents redness, uneven skin tone and large pores.
 
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Skindinavia was created in one of the more unlikely places. It was there, at a Miami nightclub, that eventual SKINDINAVIA founder Allen Goldman found inspiration – in the face of glitter, lipstick and oppressive heat.  
 
Cosmetics industry veteran, Goldman found himself surrounded by melted makeup. Beautiful women mingled with shiny foundation and streaked bronzer, fanning their faces to no avail. Drawing upon his cosmetic industry experience, he theorized that if he was able to keep makeup from becoming overheated, he could solve the problem of makeup meltdown that had yet to have a solution. That day SKINDINAVIA was born. 
 
Goldman earned access to top national chemists and an interesting ingredient piqued his interest. He observed a new temperature-control technology could provide a time-released cooling property on the surface of the skin when needed.  He then came up with the simple idea of using this to keep the makeup surface cool to prevent makeup meltdown and excess shine.
 
The product launched to the acclaim of high-style film and television studio artists in New York and Los Angeles as it greatly reduced the need for touch-ups on set during long days under hot studio lighting. Tested under extreme conditions for makeup such as NYC subways, Vegas showgirls performing in 110 degree heat and Lady Gaga’s international tours, SKINDINAVIA has become the number one choice of global makeup artists community and by women everywhere who want to be sure their makeup always looks freshly applied.
 
 “I gave it a good test run by sleeping in my makeup after the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards and I’m happy to say that I woke up looking just as fresh as I went to bed the night before.”
- Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
 
ABOUT SKINDINAVIA
SKINDINAVIA, founded in 2005 by cosmetics industry veteran Allen Goldman, creates products that set and enhance the work of makeup artists during long days under hot studio lighting. Our revolutionary Makeup Finishing Spray was launched in 2007, after two years of development, to the acclaim of high-style film and television studio artists in New York and Los Angeles as it greatly reduced the need for touch-ups on set. It remains the only makeup setting product clinically tested to hold for 16 hours.
 
SKINDINAVIA was the first brand to use patented Temperature Control Technology to keep makeup from melting and becoming too shiny and is clinically-proven to keep those colors vibrant for up to 16 hours. Today, SKINDINAVIA is the number one choice of global makeup artists community and by women everywhere who want to be sure their makeup always looks freshly applied.
 
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: Healthy Hoohoo

  I was recently given the chance to review some Healthy HooHoo samples of feminine wash and wipes. Healthy Hoohoo  feminine cleansing products are designed to naturally cleanse girlie parts without removing all the goodness Mother Nature put down there.




Benefits:


  • Paraben-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Gently removes odor causing bacteria
  • pH balanced to match a woman’s sensitive vulvovagainal area
 Do I recommend?
 Yes! I really LOVED the wipes. I also like they are compact so they can fit in my purse for on the go. The only thing I do not like is the price considering how much you get in a pack. If you are looking for gentle hygiene products then I highly recommend you try Healthy Hoohoo.

 
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Review: Newport Skinny Tea



For the past year I have been working on a healthy diet and losing weight.  I was recently given the chance to try a few products from Newport Skinny Tea

Newport Skinny tea is a powerful mix of natural tea and herbal ingredients, that help you lose that unwanted toxins quickly, without restricting your calorie intake or drastically changing your exercise regime. If you stick to the plan, we can deliver benefits similar to a fasting detox without the pain, discomfort and possible negative repercussions of going through a fast.

 
How does the tea work?
It is the amazing mix of natural health and weight loss ingredients present in tea that assist in the detoxification process.
The daytime tea is a stimulating blend (which helps convert your food into energy & increase metabolism/calorie burn ) and has ingredients that are appetite suppressants. You will have more energy through the day and will want to exercise and will find you have more stamina when you do exercise. As an appetite suppressant you will find yourself being less hungry and/or not able to eat as much as you usually do.

Review: 
I followed the directions and had two cups of tea 30 minutes before my two daytime meals. Energy is something that I can always use more of.  I am very pleased to say this has really helped give me energy! I did notice that my appetite has decreased a lot since taking this.


 The night time tea is a colon cleanse that cleans out your entire digestive tract removing unwanted, built-up (sometimes built up for years) toxins that may be preventing you from losing weight. In speeding up the digestive tract the night time tea also aids weight loss as excess energy (calories) will pass through the digestive tract and not be absorbed as readily (and converted into fat) as they usually would - in other words calorie absorption will be lowered.

Review: 
I followed the directions and drink this every other day after my evening meal.  Since this is a colon cleanse I did not want to overdo it by doing it every evening.

Overall, I am very impressed with Newport Skinny Tea products.I ended up losing 5 pounds during the process.What I LOVE most is ALL ingredients are organic, pure, natural & preservative free! I am also less bloated, have extra energy, my appetite is suppressed, and I am sleeping so much better! If you are looking for a healthy way to lose weight then I highly suggest you check them out!
  
About Newport Skinny Tea:  

Newport Skinny Tea is dedicated to helping you become your authentic, blissful self, whatever that means to YOU!
We are a company that believes ancient herbs & teas are the most effective, safest way to get to the most vital, beautiful you.
We have searched  the globe for secret ingredients that make your body transform by each delicious sip you take.

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.

Review: Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Revival Mud



Miracle Revival Mud is a mineral-enriched mud mask that works to improve hydration, firmness, and skin clarity, revealing a more even skin tone and reduced surface shine. A special absorbing action helps unclog pores, deliver natural nourishment, eliminate dead skin cells and detoxify impurities. Skin feels comfortably refreshed, invigorated, and youthful.

The gentle exfoliation of surface layers refines skin texture and promotes the natural renewal process. It leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and cleansed. Extensive studies have shown that this bioactive silt shows superior activity in comparison to Dead Sea Mud, Fango Mud and Moor Mud in increasing skin moisture, reduces sebum flow, increases cell turnover by 92% and leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft.

Review:
I have tried many face masks in the past but they left my skin feeling dry and tight. I was excited but also hesitant to try this mud mask. I applied it on my clean face and left it on for 15 minutes. While the mask was on my face my skin never felt tight or dry. After 15 minutes I rinsed the mask and was left with glowing, soft skin. The mask was very easy to dry off and did not dry out while on my face. I LOVE this mask and will continue to use it. Try it for yourself you will not be disappointed!

About Miracle Skin Transformer:  
Miracle Skin Transformer products have been featured in InStyle, New Beauty, The New York Times, Redbook, Brides, Marie Claire, Shape, Star, W, People Style Watch, and other leading fashion and beauty magazines. In November of 2010, Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 received an endorsement from Dr. Oz himself, on the Dr. Oz Show, as one of his “2 Minute Beauty Miracles” segment.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Review: derma e Cracked Skin Relief Creme & Itch Relief Lotion

 
Get fast, soothing relief from even the most severely dry, cracked or chapped skin with this intensive therapy crème. Our unique herbal formula contains Clove, Bay Leaf, Arnica, Aloe and Jojoba. This nourishing, non-greasy crème is rich in soothing and healing properties to calm and condition severely dry, damaged skin. It can also help relieve the discomfort associated with deeply cracked skin. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.
  
My thoughts:
My husband has dry, itchy, cracked hands. He has went to the doctor and tried just about any lotion and steroid cream. Working construction and being in oil refineries has sure not helped with his hands. This product crème has worked wonders on his hands. They are starting to clear up and look so much better. The only issue he said was the scent but it has tea tree oil in it and he is starting to get use to the smell.
This light, natural moisturizer provides quick calming comfort to dry, itchy, and/or irritated skin caused by dryness, rashes, bacterial and fungal issues, dermatitis and/or skin overexposed to the sun. Tea Tree’s potent antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties penetrate quickly for immediate relief. Research shows Tea Tree is effective at fighting bacteria and resolving fungal issues. Vitamin E’s antioxidant and moisturizing properties combined with Chamomile's calming and soothing qualities help relieve skin irritation, chafing, cuts and scrapes. This formula deeply penetrates to nourish, soothe and moisturize dry, itchy, irritated skin without cortisone or other steroids. Ideal for those who are looking for the natural alternative to over-the-counter anti-itch creams. This natural formula does not contain cortisone or other steroids. Please note: We purchase all of our Vitamin E from an award-winning manufacturer in Switzerland that is known for its quality control and is listed amongst the top leaders of sustainable companies in the world. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

My thoughts:
One of the biggest issues I have faced reality is itching after I shave my legs. None of the lotions I have been using have been helping. I was very anxious to try this and see if it would help. I am thrilled to say that it has helped greatly. I rarely ever itch anymore and if I do I just grab this and apply it. Like my husband the only issue I disliked was the scent. I like to apply this only at night due to the smell. Although I dislike the scent I would highly recommend this product. I also like that derma e products do not have harsh chemicals in them. 


About derma e:

  derma e didn’t start out in the beauty aisle or the board room.

Instead, we started out in a local health food store in Southern California. Our first product was a jar of 12,000 I.U. Vitamin E Moisturizing Crème. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin, and word caught on.

Over the years, we’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in our belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration.

Today, we’ve grown to become one of the largest natural facial care brands in the US. We attribute our success to honoring our customers with products that promote healthier looking skin and business ethics that promote a healthier world.

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Welledia  for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Review: Welledia Wellspring Ceramic UltraSonic Aroma Diffuser




Wellspring used smart, safe, ultrasonic pulsations to create a long-lasting, tranquil mist. Add Essential Oils (not included) directly to the water for a healthy, soothing, fragrant spa environment. Glowing optional night light creates a subtle ambiance. Auto-Safety function turns light off when unit is powered down by timer or insufficient water level. Performs Intermittently with 6-hour timer and only a half cup of tap or bottled water, or 3 hours continuously.

My thoughts:
I recently discovered essential oils and diffusers. I had a few samples of Essential Oils from Young Living so I decided to try the Lavender first. It makes the air very relaxing and helps me to sleep well. The Wellspring is very easy to set up and move around.  I like that it has an optional nightlight. The diffuser is compact and has no heating element. I am really enjoying my diffuser and if you are in the market for one I would highly suggest you check out Welledia. 

  About Welledia:
May 2011 two good friends Joe and Phil having a casual conversation about aromatherapy, discussing the various ways of the application of essential oil diffusing, when this light bulb moment came upon them, to create a business that would focus on providing the best options for customers wanting to have variety in aroma diffusing.
 

This is our goal and driving force, we research the world to find all the features possible in aroma diffusers, to realize how we can combine it with other holistic therapies, we then incorporate them in units big or small for all types of aromatherapy uses, our collection includes a full range of all types of affordable quality aroma diffusers for the home or on the go.

As we continue with our mission to better aroma diffusion in every way, we stand by with loyalty to our dear customers, with continuous support and dedication; always feel free to share your thoughts with us, we are eager to listen.

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Review: Philip B. Botanicals Anti-frizz formula 57


Smoothing shine drops tame frizz and flyaways, for a beautifully satiny, long-lasting blowout.
  • Glossing botanicals (Pure Vitamin E, Lavender, Jojoba, Rice Bran and Soybean Oils) enhance highlights and radiance
  •   Smooths and strengthens; protects hair from heat styling
  • Locks out humidity for a frizz-free finish that lasts for days
  • Paraben & phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe
 My thoughts:
I have naturally wavy hair and with the heat we have had this summer it can be a pain. I prefer my hair straight so I usually straighten it everyday. I like that not only does it help with frizz but it also helps protect hair from heat styling and is paraben and phthalate free. I like to apply this to my dry hair before I blow dry and straighten it. I have noticed a change in just a few uses. It really has helped with frizz and my hair is extra soft! A little goes a long way so this bottle will last me for a long time.
 
  About Philip B.:
  As Hollywood's preeminent hair-treatment expert, Philip B. has garnered international praise for his visionary approach to hair, scalp and body-care treatments. His award-winning blends, all based on pure botanicals and essential oils at potent, unheard-of-in-the-industry concentrations, have dramatically changed the way the world perceives luxury care for hair and skin.
"I love giving hair treatments and seeing people instantly transformed. Clients always say to me, 'If only everyone could sit in your chair!' But everyone can: It's not me – it's the products. All of them were tested on my clients, many of whom are famous people who need to have a great hair day, every day. From the first time I saw what pure botanicals could do for hair, especially when used at potent, active levels, I knew that I was onto something. And your feedback confirms that: Even if I'm not there, I can be there in spirit!" ~ Philip B.
 
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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.

Review: Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC Classic Peach Sheath Dress

Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC is owned by Kari and she was born in Louisiana.  She comes from a very humble and hard-working family. At the age of 26, Kari married the love of her life. Together they created a beautiful family, and today they have two amazing boys. The greatest part of all is that her husband and children, are truly the foundation of her life. With her husbands encouragement and support Kari decided to launch Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC, your source for contemporary ladies apparel and accessories! Southern Beauties started with the vision of providing the latest trends while giving superb value,quality, friendly prices and great customer service.The goal of this site is to give you the same feel and service of shopping in a small boutique, but doing so from your desk, couch or even on-the-go. 

 Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC was kind enough to send me the Classic Peach Sheath Dress. I first have to say Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC offers super fast shipping!! If you see something you like and need it within a few days I promise you they will deliver quickly!! When I opened my package from them I was amazed at how beautiful the dress is. Photos of this dress do not do it justice. Its so much prettier in person.  The sheath dress would look great paired with heels, flats, or my favorite cowgirl boots! Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC offers so many cute clothes at reasonable prices. I would highly recommend you check out Southern Beauties Boutique, LLC for yourself! I will definitely be purchasing more items soon!!



My wishlist: 

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Review: Dr. Sun RX Jessica Robertson Collection


Summer is here! Time to put away the sweaters and boots and break out the bikini and shades for your sunny Spring Break getaway! While slipping on that new bathing suit may be daunting, there’s nothing a few new beauty products can’t do to make you feel like the sun goddess you really are. Let the creators of Podz and Dr. Sun Rx help you look bronzed, sun-kissed and ready to make heads turn with their top favorite picks all endorsed by Jessica Robertson (of Duck Dynasty Fame) from their new exciting line of beauty products.


Jessica Robertson Collection Facial Bronzing Powder – Keep your tan luminous and your skin glowing with this 3-in-1 bronzer that has just the right amount of color and moisture in its unique formula.  This tinted powder gives sheer, natural-looking color while being skin-conditioning providing a smooth, never splotchy application. The natural tint works for all skin types and is ideal for enhancing a skin tone or strengthening and prolonging a tan. $20.00 at www.drsuncosmetics.com or your favorite local tanning salon. 

Jessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss – Look polished even while sunning and swimming with pout-perfecting lip glosses. Available in 6 luscious colors: Cherry Red, Berry, Nude, Peach Mango, Iced Mocha and Cotton Candy. Why not get one of each? $7.00 at your favorite local tanning salon.

Review: My favorite of the lip gloss set was the nude. The lip gloss is very moisturizing and smells really good! The only negative I did find myself reapplying a lot. Despite only that issue I will continue using this lip gloss and would highly recommend them. 



Jessica Robertson Collection Sunglasses – Find your own signature style in Jessica’s handpicked Sunglass Collection. These fresh, on-trend shades are available in black, red and brown and will keep you looking cool in the heat. $12.00 at your favorite local tanning salon.


Summer is here: Get ready, set, GLOW!!!
For more information, visit www.podzeyewear.com or www.drsunrx.com.


Review: Mabel's Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo

Mabel’s Labels is the best-known brand of durable labels for families, and our growing line of products features baby labels, child safety products, sports labels, household organizational labels and seasonal items. They’re extremely durable, they’re laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe – and they’re 100% guaranteed.



 
Mabel's Labels recently gave my son Christian the chance to try out the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo. He just started 5th grade today.  
 
Start the school year off right! This best-selling combo includes all the durable, waterproof labels needed to keep your things out of the lost and found. Perfect for backpacks, lunch containers, clothes, pencil cases and so much more, these labels are a must have on your back-to-school shopping list!
  • 40 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 38mm x 8mm (1-1/2" x 5/16")
  • 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 21mm x 10mm (13/16" x 3/8")
  • 16 Custom Shoe Stickers: 33mm (1.3")
  • 2 Personalized Mini Tags: 30mm x 20mm (1-1/4" x 3/4")
I must say Mabel's Labels made it so much easier on labeling Christian's school supplies this year. He chose the bulldozer theme because my husband is a Crane Operator and it was the closest thing to it.  The labels are high quality and will last a long time. I suggest checking them out if you are looking for labels for your child!

Some of Christian's school supplies labelled  
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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.

Review: Spiral Light Candle in Cinnamon

Spiral Light candles are a new twist on an old staple.

The candle appears to be a large pillar candle with a rather hollow center and two wicks: a wide wooden wick in the center and a small fabric wick embedded into the inner-edge of the candle wall. 

You begin by lighting the fabric wick on the edge and watch, in amazement, as it burns in a spiral, slowly melting the outer wax back into the previously hollow center.  The horizontal spiraling wick self extinguishes when the inside wax level reaches the top of the spiral, to prevent any spilling, which creates a solid pillar candle.  Once the outer wick extinguishes, the inner center is now full and you can light the inner wooden wick.  This second wick lasts longer and burns in a more traditional manner.

Burn Times:
  • Large: 3.5 hours for Spiral and 44 hours for Pillar
  • Medium: 1.5 hours for Spiral and 37 hours for Pillar
  • Small: 45 minutes for Spiral and 24 hours for Pillar
 My thoughts: 
I am obsessed with candles and my home smelling good. I was very anxious to try the spiral candle as I had never heard of them until recently. My son and I enjoyed watching it burn. We have never seen anything like this. Once the first process is done you are left with the inner center full and you can light the inner wooden wick. Its like getting two candles in one! Cinnamon is not my favorite but I will definitely look into trying other scents in the future. Check them out if you LOVE candles like I do. 

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