Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum

Although I am only in my 30's I am trying to combat wrinkles and fine lines before they come. I do not mind getting older but I definitely do not want to look it!! LOL! I was recently given the chance to sample Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum. 

Mira-Skin™ Hyaluronic Serum is a unique combination of high-quality, short-chained hyaluronic acid, which promotes regeneration and supplies your skin with the following valuable nutrients and antioxidants for ultimate hydration:

• Collagen

• MSM

• Vitamin E

• Omega 3

• Vitamin A

• CoQ10

• Frankincense

• Alpha hydroxy acid


THE POWER OF SHORT-CHAINED HYALURON PROVIDES:

· immediate, visible and natural results

· skin hydration, wrinkles filling, volume restoration

· short-chained hyaluronic acid deeply penetrates the skin and bolsters up from the inside out

· hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin

· 9 additional vital substances

What’s great about our hyaluronic serum?
Mira-Skin™ Hyaluronic Serum (50 ml bottle for $159) deeply moisturizes and hydrates the skin while activating collagen production. It boosts the power of your own skin care products and can be combined with them for ultimate skin hydration.

As this graph shows, hyaluron rapidly decreases as we age:



My thoughts:
I have been using the hyaluronic serum for a bit and I am impressed.  The serum is very smooth and only took two drops for my entire face. I love that it dries very quickly and has no smell. It took about two weeks to see results but I am very pleased. My skin is so much softer and I have noticed less breakouts since using it. The small fine lines I have are becoming less noticeable as well.

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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.

Marie Ernst Beauty Bars

Marie Ernst™ offers an innovative two-in-one approach to beauty bars without limiting the benefits of either element. Marie Ernst™ Pumice Bars are made of 15% organic pumice, which allows a gentle exfoliation. Marie Ernst™ Moisturizing Bars are made with ingredients like olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and essential oils to guarantee superior hydration. Combined, the two components work as a cohesive unit to give you the ultimate sensory experience in skin care and body treatment.

The idea of two halves making a whole was inspired by yin and yang—a concept that was demonstrated by the founder David Jenkins’ parents Mary and Ernest, the company’s namesake. He witnessed the strength that they achieved as a happily married couple of over 60 years and was inspired to create a fine soap that works the same way—stronger together than apart.
 
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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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEWSFLASH: John Frieda Hair Care 2016 New Launches - Available NOW at Target.com

JOHN FRIEDA® COLOUR REINVENTION. RETHINK EVERYTHING.
UNIQUE BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ALTER YOUR HAIR COLOUR RIGHT IN THE SHOWER IN JUST MINUTES

These game-changing haircare innovations won’t be released by John Frieda® Hair Care
until 2016, but you can get them at Target.com for a limited time, starting today

 
They’re the kind of hair care innovations you dream about – products that let you wash in brighter or deeper tones in minutes, perfectly blur regrowth to give your colour extra mileage between touchups, and conjure up satiny-soft, air-dry waves you can run your fingers through. And while the majority of these products won’t be officially available until 2016, you can get these John Frieda® innovations online through a target.com presale event, starting today.

You choose the effect: With revolutionary, in-shower treatments that take your hair up to 1 shade lighter or darker for just $9.99, John Frieda® Hair Care is changing the hair-colour game.

·         If you’re a natural or colour-treated blonde, the brand’s new Go Blonder In-Shower Treatment (the newest product in its celebrated Sheer Blonde® line) instantly lifts blonde hair up to 1 shade in just one wash, to help you maintain a bright, natural-looking blonde. And it works all over, softening dark roots and lightening blonde tones to give you believable, shimmering colour from root to tip. The peroxide-based lightener lifts melanin from the hair cuticle to brighten strands and is designed to be used once a month or 1-2 times between your colouring cycle.

Meanwhile, the John Frieda® hair care experts have completely reinvented its Brilliant Brunette® collection, with treatments, shampoos and conditioners that let every brunette customize the shade of her dreams – whether warm and honey toned or dark and rich – right in the shower.
·         Made with a proprietary technology, New Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment instantly lifts brunette colour up to 1 shade, bringing out its lighter, warmer dimensions.

·         As with the John Frieda® new in-shower treatment for blondes, it’s designed to be used once a month. Both formulas deliver gentle, all-over permanent lightening without radically altering your colour. Bonus: They’re refreshingly easy to use (no precise application required), with built-in toners to ensure perfect, natural-looking results.

·         New Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ In-Shower Treatment instantly darkens hair by up to 1 shade, locking in rich, cool brunette colour with dimension and shine. The semi-permanent formula can also be used to refresh fading brunette hues. Use it after shampooing, once or twice a week.

For both brunette in-shower treatments, the John Frieda® hair care experts are introducing complementary shampoos and conditioners.

·         New Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Shampoo and Conditioner ($9.99 each) gradually infuses cool tones to keep brunette shades fresher, longer.

·         Conversely, the new Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo and Conditioner ($9.99 each) gradually brighten & illuminate glowing brunette tones for a natural looking, sun-kissed glow.

·         At the same time, the brand is launching an entirely new product, Root Blur™. In four palettes, it’s a temporary root cover-up that lets you blend your ideal colour match to disguise dark roots or grey regrowth instantly and seamlessly.

·         And – under the brand’s legendary Frizz Ease® banner – it’s also reintroducing Dream Curls® Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam, an innovative air dry styler that gives you beautifully defined, touchable waves without a hint of crunchiness.

These great innovations will be available, starting today, online through a pre-sale event on target.comSo if you want to customize and perfect your colour without waiting for your next salon session, or finally nail the perfect curly look with ease, click to it. 

 
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: Blade Buddy

I was recently given the chance to try out Blade Buddy for my blog. My husband and I both purchase a lot of razors every year.  


What is Blade Buddy?
Blade Buddy maintains the sharpness of your razor blades, saving you money, reducing waste, and eliminating nicks, cuts, razor burn and ingrown hair.

 My thoughts:
I was so excited to try this out. Usually within a week or less of using our razors they go dull. As I am sure you know, the last thing you want to do is shave with a dull razor. I am amazed at how easy it is to use and how well it works. When you glide your razor up Blade Buddy’s micro-honing grooved surface straightens the edge back into alignment, restoring the sharpness of your blade. One blade gives you a consistently close and comfortable shave, each and every shave.  

It does a great job and I have been using the same razor for two weeks. I love that I will be able to save money and use it on other things my family and I need. The great thing is Blade Buddy works with all the major brands: Gillette, Schick, BIC, Dorco, Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s…
 
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Review: Trudeau Travel Mug & Travel Tumbler

 

  
Trudeau is a leading edge North American marketer and designer of innovative quality products. We are dedicated to creating a unique experience in preparing and serving foods and beverages, at home and on-the-go. I received 18 oz. BCRF Drive Time Travel Mug, 16 oz. BCRF Lulu Travel Tumbler for review. 
 
My thoughts: 
I LOVE my travel mug and travel tumbler. They are both easy to use and clean. I am very impressed with how well they keep my hot and cold drinks just the right temperature. I have had no issues with leaking. The great thing about purchasing from Trudeau Corporation is that they will donate a portion of the sale of there items to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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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.

Add an instant makeover to your New Year with Fake Bake!

Promising to start the new year in the gym is so last year! You can look leaner in an instant with Fake Bake. The beautiful glow will highlight all of your greatest assets to keep you looking lean, slim and trim. Plus, as we start 2016 it's time to say goodbye to dull skin left over from the winter. Limited samples available - let me know if you'd like to try! :) 


Fake Bake is a favorite among celebrities like Ruby Rose and Demi Lovato. Women around the world count on the Airbrush Instant Self-Tan, Bamboo Buffing Face Polish and The Face Anti-Aging Self Tan lotion. You will look healthier and younger, from head to toe. Fake Bakeselects only the finest ingredients to help nourish your skin while adding a beautiful color that awakens and enlightens. 

FAKE BAKE AIRBRUSH INSTANT SELF-TAN will help you achieve a flawless golden hue that will go on easy. The 360° nozzle allows for a steady stream of spray that works from any angle. You can reach all of those hard-to-reach areas for a natural-looking hue that will have everyone wondering if you spent the winter on a tropical island. 

BAMBOO BUFFING FACE POLISH is PERFECT for this time of year. Get rid of winter's harsh remnants and remove all of those dead skin cells that leave skin looking dull. The bamboo powder is a gentle exfoliant that can be part of a daily beauty routine.The face polish also contains sunflower seed, avocado oil, ginger root and chamomile extract to tone, calm, soothe and hydrate. This will keep skin supple and clear to absorb the beneficial DHA and Erythrulose from Fake Bake tanners. 


FAKE BAKE THE FACE SELF-TAN LOTION is a compilation of the most premium skin-loving botanicals. This lotion provides optimal nutrition for your face, especially when used after Bamboo Buffing Face Polish. You can re-apply every single day for a gradual, subtle color. Matrixyl-3000 from Sederma ® reverses the aging process and reduces wrinkles. 


Fans of Fake Bake include Ruby Rose, Olivia Culpo, Demi Lovato, Rumer Willis, Josh Henderson, Amy Smart, Anne Heche, Melissa Rycroft, Whitney Carson and Karina SmirnoffFake Bake products have been used by the stars at Hollywood events to get them red carpet-ready. The brand has been featured at celebrity ceremonies like the EMMYS, Teen Choice Awards, and the BELLA New York White Party in The Hamptons honoring cover woman and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. 


Fake Bake can be found at Ulta Beauty, Bed Bath and Beyond and online at www.fakebake.com.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: QTee Leopard Love flip flops

At QTee, they believe customized apparel should be fully fashion forward. No more uncomfortable t-shirts, lame graphics or unflattering cuts. No more buying shirts the department stores pick for you each season. At QTee, you have full control. You pick the fashion, you pick the graphic and colorize each t-shirt to be exactly how you want. It’s that simple! QTee shirts are as unique as each girl’s individual closet, and that’s how fashion should be. 
QTee was kind enough to give me the chance to customize a pair of flip flops. Leopard is one of my favorite prints so I chose the Leopard Love flip flops to match my leopard print shirt I already own!
My thoughts:
 I LOVE my flip flops! They were kind enough to send me some black straps so that I can change them out from the white straps. QTee makes it easy to customize anything you want from flip flops, shoes, apparel, and accessories. Check out my wish list just to give you an idea of what they offer!

My wish list:



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Review: ja-vie camouflage flats

JA-VIE offers stylish flats with superb arch support and flexibility. They are made of
patent-pending technology. These shoes combine the softest double-ply mercerized cotton knit "sock" with lightweight jelly outsoles and cushioned leather insoles. The result is a second skin fit with dynamic flexibility and maximum support for your feet. I received a pair of Camouflage Flats for review. 

Unfortunately these flats were too small for me.  I did try them on and was amazed at how comfy they are. My step daughter LOVES camouflage so I gave these flats to her. She LOVES them and has said they are very very comfy. What I love most about the flats is that they are machine washable! We live in the country and on rainy days our driveway is very nasty. All you have to do is remove the leather insoles, place the shoes in a laundry bag and launder on the cold setting, remove the shoe and line dry. When the shoes are dry just re-insert the leather insole and you are good to go! The greatest part about Ja-vie flats is that they come in solids, prints, lace, island, and gingham so I know you will find at least a pair or two that you will LOVE!

My wish list:


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Review: CardNinja

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Juggling work, school and kids can be challenging so anything that makes life easier is much-needed! Introducing the CardNinja!

The CardNinja is a spandex pocket with 3M adhesive that attaches to the back of any smartphone or case and keeps your ID, cash and up to 8 cards secure.

Pick from six great colors (Black, Gray, Gold, Eggplant, Magenta and Blue) and new patterns (Hawaiian, Paisley, Cheetah, Zebra, Gold Polka Dot) to match your phone and your style.

I received  cheetah and I LOVE it. I love that I do not have to carry around my bulky purse. Its lightweight and great for when you or on the go or in a rush.


CardNinja retails at $9.95 and is available online and in over 7,000 locations nationwide including Amazon Prime, CVS, select Verizon stores and all Microcenter locations. CardNinja is the perfect present for anyone and everyone, even YOU!


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.

Goulish Glam & BOO-tiful Hair



80’s Punk Rock, Marge Simpson or Morticia Adams –  the Salon Grafix High Beams Collection ($4.99, Drugstores) offers exactly what you need to achieve the craziest of hairstyles. These sprays are simple, easy to use and wash out with just one shampoo. High Beams are available in NEW Artsy Aqua, NEW Truly Blue, NEW Gotcha Green, Rockstar Red, Bangin’ Blue, Popstar Pink and Punky Purple. Also available in other fashion shades as well as a variety of natural shades from honey blonde to warm brown to jet black.

My thoughts:
My step daughter loves these! They are very easy to use.The best part is they wash out with just one shampoo.



Wash away hair dye, glitter and hairspray with the Infusium23 Moisture Replenisher Collection ($6.99 - $8.99, Target). Designed for moisture-deprived hair, the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Collection is formulated with an exclusive blend of avocado and olive oil to lock in moisture and enhance shine.  A unique i-23 Complex, enriched with provitamins, antioxidants, proteins and amino acids, instantly transforms dry, damaged tresses into soft, healthy-looking, more manageable hair.  

My thoughts: 
I have always loved Infusium 23 products. The shampoo and leave in conditioner I received are amazing. They have worked wonders on my dry hair making it more soft and more manageable!

Dark circles, puffiness and under-eye bags can be frightening. Recuperate and say sayonara to tired-looking eyes. Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads ($18 for 5 sets at CVS). These 100% pure collagen gel pads offer intense hydration, and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.  

My thoughts:
I LOVE these eye pads. My husband thinks I look silly with them on but I LOVE how they feel. I have noticed a slight difference in my fine lines. They are very relaxing and moisturizing. 


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Review: CapriClear Moisturizing Spray

CapriClear recently gave me the chance to sample CapriClear Moisturizing Spray.
CapriClear is the ideal all-natural hypoallergenic solution to soothe and moisturize dry, flaky skin to reduce itching and irritation for people who are sensitive to ingredients commonly found in other products.

My thoughts:
I love this spray and use it daily just as soon as I get out of the shower. I have also tried it a few times while shaving and it works great! It is a great natural product and works great for dry, flaky skin. I suffer with eczema and from time to time have a flare up and it has really helped my irritated skin. I love that it is colorless and odorless, doesn't stain clothes, and dries quickly. 

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Review: Chronic Outfitters

Chronic Outfitters is a t-Shirt company specializing in high quality TV & Movie Pop Culture & Funny T-Shirts at prices that won't break the bank! I received What Does The Fox Say Shirt for review.

I decided to gift the shirt to my step daughter for her birthday! She LOVES the song and was so happy to receive the shirt! I was very impressed with quality of the shirt and shipping was quick! To give you an idea of what they offer check out my wish list below and make sure you check them out!

My wish list:
 
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Newest Secret Weapon for Unstoppable Women

As we find ourselves transitioning our shoes from summer sandals to sky-high stilettos, our feet are definitely feeling the wear and tear of the changing of seasons. Luckily, COMPEED- the newest solution for relieving blister pain instantly-has got us covered! I was recently given the chance to test COMPEED for myself.


It's no wonder 97% of European women who rated and reviewed COMPEED said they would recommend it to a friend, and now the products are finally available on this side of the pond.


COMPEED® Blister Cushions feature hydrocolloid technology that fits like a second skin and stays on all day long to relieve blister pain instantly. They are very easy to use and are great to carry in your purse. I went shopping one day and I could feel a blister coming so I immediately rushed to the bathroom and removed the backing and applied it to the area hurting. You just have to give a light gentle push and its on. I love them them and wish they were around years ago. COMPEED will definitely come in handy around the holidays when I am shopping. I will be sure to have some handy in my purse!

You can find COMPEED at Walgreens

 
 
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.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review: EnjoyingTea Izu Premium Matcha


EnjoyingTea is a leading online retailer of quality tea, teabags, teapots, tea sets, and tea accessories. They were established in 2002 in the city of San Francisco. The people at EnjoyingTea.com are dedicated to providing our customers with a complete tea experience. Along with our fine selections of tea, we also offer elegant tea sets and beautiful teapots. Not only will we offer a wonderful selection at a great value, but we also strive to educate on the many health benefits of tea. We will present interesting facts about tea and also show the many interesting application of tea. I was given the chance to test out Izu Premium Matcha.


This Matcha is a famous powder tea made from ground Gyokuro green tea from Izu province in Japan. Only the most precious top grade hand picked Japanese tea is used for our Matcha. It is whisked with hot water in a bowl to make a frothy healthful beverage. Match is traditionally drunk in "Japanese Tea Ceremony". This tea contains high concentration of polyphenols that have powerful antioxidant properties. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that polyphenols may help prevent cancers, lower the risk of heart disease, and strengthen our immune system.

Some of my favorite matcha tea recipes are:

Matcha Chai Latte
  • 1t chai spices: cinnamom, clove, allspice, ginger and cardamom
  • 1t Matcha
  • 1 cup almond milk 
 Chai in this context is a mood, a dusting of flavor to warm up your soul and palate. As always we encourage you to find your own ritual. This is our recipe improve for Matcha Chai Latte. Warm milk in a sauce pan over low heat. Add chai spices and stir occasionally until flavors express. Prepare matcha as a tea with water. Strain milk into a cup and combine with matcha. You may add your choice of sweetener at any point. Another option is to add matcha powder directly to the milk.

Matcha Tea Smoothie
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey or sugar
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tsp ingredient grade matcha 
 Blend ingredients together in electric blender. Pour into a tall glass.

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