Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Seponifiq – Bread and Lettuce Sepo Sauce

I was recently given the chance to review Seponifiq Bread and Lettuce Sepo Sauce.  Sepo Sauce is a sauce, dressing, marinade, garlicky goodness in a jar. Just make sure your ready for the bold flavor to make everything you put it on taste better!
  
You can use SEPO as a sauce, dip, spread or salad dressing. Brightens up fried food and mellows out veggies for a well-rounded bite. Try our delicious Seponifiq Bread + Lettuce Sepo Sauce with:

 
-Salads
-Veggie Trays
-Pita or Tortilla Chips
-Tri Tip
-Rib Eye
-Pork
-Grilled Chicken
-Lobster
-Crab
-Sauteed or Fried Fish 
-Bread Trays
-Sandwiches
-Onion Rings
-French Fries 
-Tempura
-Veggies
 
I have tried the sepo sauce on fries and salads and I LOVE it! If you love garlic then you will LOVE this! 
 
About Seponifiq:

Sharla’s passion for cooking began as a child, sitting on the kitchen counter in a cardboard box watching her mother decorate cakes. Although an introvert by nature, Sharla learned to express herself and her unique personality by creating food. She had a taste for the unusual, a quality that her father helped nurture at a young age. Growing up in Chowchilla and Dos Palos, two small towns in Central California, Sharla lacked access to new and exciting cuisine – excluding cheese enchiladas and “mojos” (fried potatoes smothered in cheese sauce) from her neighborhood joints! But quickly – and with an old Betty Crocker cookbook in hand – Sharla started to experiment.

With Mom at work and 17 miles of separation between home and “civilization,” Sharla began cooking in the early 90s and drew inspiration from faraway cooking shows on television. Though she had spent winters learning to speak Spanish in Mazatlán, Mexico and had cruised around the San Francisco Bay on her dad's boat, Sharla hadn't traveled much. Consequently, she found herself exploring the world and all the tastes that it had to offer through her family’s satellite TV.

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Review: Elan Coconut Clay Charcoal Deodorant

I was recently given the chance to review Elan Coconut Clay Charcoal Deodorant. Elan deodorant harnesses the natural odor absorbing properties of activated charcoal to keep underarm odor away. The word "elan" means energy and enthusiasm which is a fitting name for this amazing deodorant that offers powerful odor protection even through the toughest of work outs! The deodorant is vegan and aluminum free.

 I love the the scent of this Elan deodorant. It's not very strong but has a lemon scent to it. It is blended with essential oils lemon and cajeput. 

I personally have only tried stick and roll on deodorants so this one was new for me. I applied a pea size each time I applied the deodorant. The color of the deodorant freaked me out since it is gray but it rubbed on clear. It did not leave my underarms sticky which I liked. I sweat like crazy so I was hoping this would be great for odor protection. I honestly had to reapply a few times to have the odor protection I was looking for. 

Overall, this deodorant was okay. If you sweat a lot then this may not be for you.

   Ingredients: tapioca starch*, coconut oil*, magnesium hydroxide, baking soda, shea butter*, bentonite clay, activated charcoal and essential oils (cajeput and lemon). 


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: Philip B. Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray

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 was recently given the chance to try Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray.

Weightless, time-released hair perfume builds sexy texture, enhances shine and protects against damage from heated styling tools. Apply as a pre-styling primer to elevate shine and prevent breakage and split ends.

A sexy, lingering hair fragrance that plumps up your hair and shields it against the ravages of heat styling. A mix of botanical hydrators (Safflower Oleosomes, Mongogo Oil, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil) and a potent L-Amino Acid Complex repairs fragile strands as it protects.
  • Strengthens hair with a potent L-Amino Acid complex and amino acids and condition it with botanical hydrators so light and tiny that they’ll never weigh you down
  • Light, seductive notes of Oud, encapsulated in tiny safflower oleosomes, gradually release over time for a lingering, follow-me scent
  • Detangles and shields hair from the scorch of hot styling tools. It also builds in sexy texture: supremely plump, bouncy and satiny-soft
  • Creates an invisible, weightless shield against the sun, chlorine and salt water
  • Sweet Blue Lupine Peptides offer superior color hold to keep color from fading or turning
  
My thoughts: 
I have long hair and I use my straightener and blow dryer on a regular basis. I know how important it is to protect my hair when using heat. This spray is wonderful. Its smells so good! The spray is lightweight and a little goes a long way. Since using this thermal protection spray my hair is so much softer, shinier, and looks so much healthier.  I LOVE it!


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review: emerginC grape stem cell, white tea+ seaweed body butter & emerginC coconut-argan body oil

EmerginC is a simple story of emerging. The journey began in 1996 with one of the most stable and effective vitamin C serums to emerge on the market. They had no formal marketing plan or even an office -- just a Manhattan studio apartment. But that didn't mean they couldn't emerge. The buzz about the product began to spread and emerginC started to grow by word of mouth. More products emerged -- two, then four, then eight, some amazing facials and body treatments -- and now they have approximately 80 products and a wide variety of cost-effective treatment options from both there emerginC signature and scientific organics ranges. All the while, they never compromised there commitment to quality and effectiveness. And they continue to emerge. I was recently given the chance to review emerginC grape stem cell, white tea+ seaweed body butter and emerginC coconut-argan body oil. 


This fresh-citrus-scented nourishing total body cream contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmariapalmata, pine bark extract and more to nourish, soothe and soften the skin.

My thoughts: 
I apply this lotion twice a day. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since using. I tan/self tan and this has really helped keep my skin moisturized and soft. Its thick so a little goes a long way and its very easy to rub in. The only negative is the price, $45 for 200 ml. 

 
Luxurious body oil with 100% natural botanical extracts to help replenish and lock-in moisture for a radiant glow. In addition, helps soothe skin and repair free radical damage.

My thoughts: 
This body oil is awesome. I like to spray some on after a shower. I like to use it some days after tanning. It really has been a great post-sun body treatment. The only negative is the price, $54 for 180 ml.

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Review: NuNaturals

I was contacted by Ron from NuNaturals a few months ago and he asked if I wanted to test a few of the company’s new products, I was glad to do it! I personally have never heard of  NuNaturals but I was eager to try the products. 


 NuNaturals is based in Oregon, and has been around for 25 years! Their products are all-natural, free of MSG, soy, milk, sugar, synthetics, artificial colors or flavors, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and artificial sweeteners. While their flagship brand is Nustevia, a natural sweetener, the company also offers a variety of other products, including but not limited to green teas, gourmet vanilla extracts, and even pure ground cinnamon!
 When I received my box in the mail I was amazed at all the products he sent. Here is what Ron sent:
  • Nustevia Nocarbs Blend 100 packets
  • Nustevia Cocoa Syrup
  • Nustevia Cocoa Mint Syrup
  • Nustevia Simple Syrup
  • Nustevia Nocarbs Blend
  •  Nustevia Vanilla Alcohol Free
  • Nustevia Lemon Alcohol Free
  • Nustevia Orange Alcohol Free
  • Nugrain Oat Fiber
  • Nustevia Alcohol Free Glass
 I have tried a few stevia products in the past and they were bitter. I was so excited to try these products. I am very impressed with NuNaturals. I love using natural products without all the harsh chemicals. I use the orange and lemon syrup to flavor my water and it tastes so good. One thing I learned with these products is a little goes a long way. I love smoothies and bullet proof coffee. I would like to share a few recipes with you today!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie:
1 cup of ice
1 cup of chopped strawberries
1 banana 
1/2 can of diet 7up
sugar (I used the nocarbs blend packets)
 Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth!
 Bullet Proof Coffee:
10-12 oz black coffee
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter
1/2 teaspoon of Nustevia vanilla alcohol free
1-2 drops of Nustevia alcohol free
Put everything into the blender and blend until smooth! 
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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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: nuNAAT Naat Brazilian Keratin Daily Care with Green Keratin

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care
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With Green Keratin

Your hair journey may not have been the easiest, but with the right help, you can very simply restore its nutritional balance, and have smooth, strong, and flexible hair. What we all desire, is that salon fresh confidence in our hair-everyday. NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Collection is perfect for both restoration, and maintaining hair perfectly straightened in between professional treatments. Gain control no matter your texture or hair type, the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care treatment is for you. From the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom, you regenerate and strengthen hair fibers while restoring the natural shine and softness. The treatment repairs damaged cuticles and seals them, while turning down the frizz, reducing your volume.  
- See more at: http://www.nunaat.com/products/naat-brazilian-keratin-daily-care/?cat=323#sthash.LTfc1ZwD.dpuf
NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care
naat-keratin-final

With Green Keratin

Your hair journey may not have been the easiest, but with the right help, you can very simply restore its nutritional balance, and have smooth, strong, and flexible hair. What we all desire, is that salon fresh confidence in our hair-everyday. NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Collection is perfect for both restoration, and maintaining hair perfectly straightened in between professional treatments. Gain control no matter your texture or hair type, the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care treatment is for you. From the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom, you regenerate and strengthen hair fibers while restoring the natural shine and softness. The treatment repairs damaged cuticles and seals them, while turning down the frizz, reducing your volume.  
- See more at: http://www.nunaat.com/products/naat-brazilian-keratin-daily-care/?cat=323#sthash.LTfc1ZwD.dpuf
Your hair journey may not have been the easiest, but with the right help, you can very simply restore its nutritional balance, and have smooth, strong, and flexible hair. What we all desire, is that salon fresh confidence in our hair-everyday. NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Collection is perfect for both restoration, and maintaining hair perfectly straightened in between professional treatments. Gain control no matter your texture or hair type, the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care treatment is for you. From the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom, you regenerate and strengthen hair fibers while restoring the natural shine and softness. The treatment repairs damaged cuticles and seals them, while turning down the frizz, reducing your volume.   - See more at: http://www.nunaat.com/products/naat-brazilian-keratin-daily-care/?cat=323#sthash.LTfc1ZwD.dpuf
I was recently given the chance to review NuNAAT Naat Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Collection
 Your hair journey may not have been the easiest, but with the right help, you can very simply restore its nutritional balance, and have smooth, strong, and flexible hair. What we all desire, is that salon fresh confidence in our hair-everyday. NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Collection is perfect for both restoration, and maintaining hair perfectly straightened in between professional treatments. Gain control no matter your texture or hair type, the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care treatment is for you. From the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom, you regenerate and strengthen hair fibers while restoring the natural shine and softness. The treatment repairs damaged cuticles and seals them, while turning down the frizz, reducing your volume.    

The main ingredient in this line is Green Keratin which has great benefits including: 

·  Works with all hair types to repair cuticle damage
·  Regenerates & strengthens hair fibers while restoring natural shine & softness
·  Seals hair cuticles to reduce volume and frizz
·  Makes hair resilient & healthy
·  Formaldehyde & sodium chloride free

BENEFITS

  • Works with all hair types to repair cuticle damage
  • Regenerates & strengthens hair fibers while restoring natural shine & softness
  • Seals hair cuticles to reduce volume and frizz
  • Makes hair resilient & healthy
  • Formaldehyde & sodium chloride free
- See more at: http://www.nunaat.com/products/naat-brazilian-keratin-daily-care/?cat=323#sthash.hdhJb7f1.dpuf

The collection includes:
NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo
 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask
 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine
 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine
 Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor

 Before and After:
My thoughts:
As you can tell from my before and after photo my hair looks so much healthier. I have noticed less frizz and my hair is so much easier to brush through. I love this hairline and will definitely be purchasing more in the future! 

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo
NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo
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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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Review: Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotic

Did you know that you have roughly 10x more bacteria cells than human cells in your body? And that many of these bacteria live in our guts and are not only critical to our digestive and immune health, but also have a big impact on our overall health? Unfortunately, when your bacterial balance gets out of whack, you can feel tired, weighed down, bloated and constipated.
#1 Probiotic Brand - Ultimate Flora™
Renew Life™ knows about these issues all too well. A decade ago, we took digestive wellness to a whole new level with the introduction of Ultimate Flora™ Probiotics. Recognizing the incredible potential of probiotics to help restore balance to this robust bacterial landscape, we pioneered the development of high-potency, multi-strain formulas using the most prevalent and researched good bacteria found in a naturally diverse and healthy gut.*

By focusing on innovation and proven science, Ultimate Flora is now the #1 probiotic brand in health food stores and a leading probiotic brand in food, drug, and mass market retailers nationwide. I was sent a 10 day supply of Ultimate Flora Probiotic to sample for myself.
Review:  
Being a stay at home mom definitely has it advantages but I constantly lack energy. I have to wake up at 4:30 am each morning. Let's just say I am not a morning person but my husband and son depend on me. My husband is not a morning person so I wake up and prepare his breakfast and lunch. By 4:45 am  I am making sure he is dressed and out the door. My son rides the bus to school so I make sure he is up and out the door by 7:00 am. On top of doing all that I have a home to clean and laundry to do. You get my point right?? I am SOOOO tired most days. I was anxious to test the 10 day sample and see how it would work. After the second day I was amazed with the energy I had. By day 10 I felt like a different person. I had increased energy and less bloating. I have depression and I even noticed this helped with that. This product is amazing and I highly recommend for moms and dads!
 
 How would you like to win a one-year supply of Ultimate Flora Probiotics?
You have until November 2015 to enter.  One lucky winner will be chosen every month, with each entry period lasting approximately two weeks. Go here to register. 

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Formulas. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are 100% mine.

Review: Topganic Shampoo with Baobab Oil from Africa & Conditioner

 Topganic is the first hair care line to effectively combine natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea. Providing a truly natural approach to protect and nourish hair, the brand's luxurious range of shampoos, conditioners, masks and more work to prevent further damage from chemicals, heat styling and pollution. I received samples of their Shampoo with Baobab Oil from Africa and Conditioner with Baobab Oil from Africa.



Shampoo with Baobab Oil from Africa
Luxurious shampoo enriched with Baobab oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, natural essences and Dead Sea Minerals. This shampoo gently cleanses hair while maintaining its natural moisture level. The delightfully scented shampoo nourishes the hair roots, leaving hair soft, healthy and shiny. 

Review: 
I love this shampoo! It has done wonders for my dry, brittle hair. It smells so good and leaves my hair soft and shiny! 


 Conditioner with Baobab Oil from Africa
Luxurious conditioner, enriched with Baobab oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, natural essences and Dead Sea Minerals. After cleansing hair with Topganic shampoo, the conditioner helps maintain a healthy moisture balance for beautiful, silky strands. Provides hair with a soft touch, fresh aroma and a healthy shine. 

Review:
This conditioner is super moisturizing! Leaves my hair so soft and has helped greatly with my dry ends.

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Review: Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo & Silk18 Natural Conditioner

Maple Holistics has one goal in mind: to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living.

The formulaic composition of each product stands out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used in each product, maximizing the therapeutic potential for each specific area of health. Some of the products offered include therapeutic shampoos, facial masks, bath soaks and more.  I received samples of their Tea Tree Shampoo and Silk18 Natural Conditioner.

Tea Tree Shampoo takes hair and scalp care to the next level with its advanced balanced formulation which nourishes the scalp and helps to reduce dandruff. The reduction of mild-to-moderate dandruff, clearing of scalp blemishes and the promotion of healthy hair growth are only some of the benefits this therapeutic shampoo offers. This product contains a unique combination of the highest quality natural ingredients and essential oils, carefully selected to ensure maximum efficacy.
 
Review:
My son and I have psoriasis on our scalp really bad. We have never used tea tree shampoo but have added the oil to our shampoo before. The only issue with that is the oil is very overpowering. I honestly know when my son has used it because he comes out of the bathroom smelling like it. The first thing I did was smell the bottle of shampoo. I am so happy it does not smell awful. The shampoo lathers very well. I massaged the shampoo into my scalp for a few minutes then rinsed. This shampoo works really well and has really helped my scalp. I have noticed less flakes and an irritated scalp since using this shampoo. 
Silk18 Natural Conditioner took years of dedicated to formulate a blend of conditioning agents which can maximize smooth hairness, have no potentially harmful additives, and be effective for all hair types. It is an all-in-one conditioner which contains a perfectly balanced synergy of nature’s most efficient conditioning ingredients to maximize moisture retention capacity for silky, flowing hair.
 
Review: 
 Conditioner is a MUST for my long hair. A huge plus for me is that this conditioner has no harmful additives. I love that after using this conditioner my hair was very easy to brush through. I seemed to have less tangles. The conditioner has a vanilla scent which I love! My hair has become much more manageable since using this conditioner. Its also super soft and silky! I love it!
 
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rich, creamy lather and the minty tingle on my scalp. It felt so nice and cooling. - See more at: http://www.allbeautifulmommies.com/blog/entry/3693413/maple-holistics-therapeutic-beauty-products-review#sthash.tqqmajXg.dpuf

I received samples of their Mineral Youth Mud Mask, and their Tea Tree Shampoo to review. - See more at: http://www.allbeautifulmommies.com/blog/entry/3693413/maple-holistics-therapeutic-beauty-products-review#sthash.tqqmajXg.dpuf
Maple Holistics is a dedicated provider of holistic and therapeutic beauty products. They have one vision in mind - to provide a natural, holistic panel of premium homeopathic products. The definition of homeopathy is 'working against the causes and conditions' of the product, as opposed to allopathy, which means' treating the problem by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of what you're treating'. Carefully formulated to provide the upmost quality, the products don't rely on perfumes drowned in sulphatic chemicals to do the job. Every product available is designed to target a specific problem and outlines the benefits in an uncomplicated, easy-to-understand way.
Maple Holistics line of persoanl care products includes hand, feet and body care, hair care and facial care. I received samples of their Mineral Youth Mud Mask, and their Tea Tree Shampoo to review.
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Maple Holistics is a dedicated provider of holistic and therapeutic beauty products. They have one vision in mind - to provide a natural, holistic panel of premium homeopathic products. The definition of homeopathy is 'working against the causes and conditions' of the product, as opposed to allopathy, which means' treating the problem by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of what you're treating'. Carefully formulated to provide the upmost quality, the products don't rely on perfumes drowned in sulphatic chemicals to do the job. Every product available is designed to target a specific problem and outlines the benefits in an uncomplicated, easy-to-understand way.
Maple Holistics line of persoanl care products includes hand, feet and body care, hair care and facial care. I received samples of their Mineral Youth Mud Mask, and their Tea Tree Shampoo to review.
- See more at: http://www.allbeautifulmommies.com/blog/entry/3693413/maple-holistics-therapeutic-beauty-products-review#sthash.tqqmajXg.dpuf