Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Review: Slanky

With fall and winter on the doorstep, office space air-conditioning and winter climates can put the freeze on your ritzy style if you have to cover up in bulky undergarments and sweaters. Enter Slanky: one-of-kind nearly invisible base-layer underwear that acts as a secret second skin. Perfect for the work place, special occasions or bridal parties -suitable for young and older alike! The essential undergarment when there is a chill in the air and everyone wants to look their best. In the workplace or out and about, you no longer have to choose between looking stunning and staying warm. Slip on your Slanky and be insulated from the cold without sacrificing your curvaceous silhouette.

 Made of a supple, super-stretchy fabric, Slanky feels soft and luxurious against your skin. It’s so thin, you can wear Slanky under your silkiest blouse or slimmest dress and only you’ll know it’s there. With skin tone-matching colors and an under-the-bust cut, Slanky can even be worn undetectable beneath sheer and plunge neckline tops and dresses. The body-hugging fabric gently smoothes, shapes, and lifts without squeezing for all-day cozy comfort. Slanky fits snug around your hips and the feminine lace trim prevents it from ever sliding up.

 Slanky is available in four colors – blush, cinnamon, hazelnut, and black; and 2 neckline options: with or without a lacy neckline. Available in sizes XS to XL, Slanky is every woman’s secret weapon for staying warm, looking beautiful, and feeling fabulous.

My thoughts:
The slanky is super thin and you cannot tell you have it on. I like that it stays in place when on. The material feels like pantyhose but does not make you itch. It also stretches to your body type so you are not left feeling uncomfortable. It comes in four colors to match your skin tone.

Visit the Slanky website


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.

Free Yourself from Menstrual Misery with Lunette!

Now that we’ve got your attention from bellyaching laughter or from being appalled… we’d love for you to check out Lunette, because why are you still using tampons for bloody sake?! Those plastic applicators are sooo 1995! Get with the times and capture that flow with the re-usable, easy-to-use and environmentally-friendly Lunette Menstrual Cup - no strings attached!

Be honest, no one loves popping a tampon in and out, right? You'll never have to turn red standing in line at the grocery store with those embarrassing and expensive boxes of tampons. Menstrual cups are where it's at!

Keep your private parts pure with Lunette's period positivity. Lunette is made of soft, medical-grade silicone and doesn't use toxins or bleach. Your menstrual cup will last a really, really long time. You buy it once and can safely re-use it for several years. Each cup can last up to 12 hours, depending on your flow. Once it's full, you just empty it, wash it, and re-insert it. It goes in just like a tampon but it won't absorb your body’s natural lubrication like those giant, violating cotton sticks. And, since it doesn't leak, you won't need a panty liner or diaper. With a Lunette Menstrual Cup you can feel free to prance around in a bikini, skirt, leopard leotard or whatever tickles your fancy!

Join the thousands of cool women who care about the environment and get the cup that's perfect for your monthly needs. Hi five Aunt Flo in the face. You won't have to dread your period anymore, embrace your menstrual cycle and your eco-consciousness. It's time to flow freely and trust Lunette to keep you clean.

For more information, check out Lunette's website: www.lunette.com.





 

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.

Forget Christmas in July, how about a taste of Summer in the Winter?



The next big thing in fashion is not only sexy – it’s innovative.

You’re not going to hear about this in an Apple CEO’s keynote, nor will it make the cover of WIRED but the patent pending innovation within Eskini’s ModCapsule collection of swimwear, ready-to-wear and articulating straps, panels and closures will change the way we dress and accessorize well into the foreseeable future.


Start with the ModSwim™ basics – pick the shape you love that covers… the goods, pick your typical size, favorite color or print, then the unique part… select multiple straps and closures to suit your suit. Eskini calls these interchangeable straps ModCandy™ and it conjures the aesthetically delicious image of being a kid walking into a candy store – exciting, and seemingly limitless in possibility.
 

For something simple and strong, put on the elasticized sport straps. Prefer to advertise your shoulders in a T-back? Grab one of those too. Add the super slinky spaghetti straps (or take them off) when you want a cleaner tan. Looking for something really distinctive? Swap in the leather hip straps. Micheal Kors liked the idea and sampled it in his Spring 2016 collection (we love you too, Michael).


Also, no matter what strap you pick, you can be pretty sure it’ll fit. That’s because the ModSwim styles, which already range in XS, S, M & L (they’re adding a D-cup top too), are designed with inches of invisible latitudinal adjustability.  Many of the top straps are adjustable as well but that’s usually standard in the world of swimwear.


Raised in Los Angeles, Eskini’s creative director was at the movies if she wasn’t at the beach. Fittingly, she named each of the styles by her favorite movie genre. All ModSwim have names like ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, ‘Point Break’, ‘The Italian Job’… ‘Nikita’. The bikinis are also made in LA, with premium quality and craftsmanship as a core tenet.


And what does ‘Eskini’ mean? It’s Basque, for “an offering”.


You know what you want. Design your own style at www.eskini.com/modshop. Currently showing Resort 2015 ModSwim and ModCandy.



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.

Tis' The Season | Holiday Gifts For Beauty & Health

This holiday season, get into the gifting spirit with products for everyone on your list. With gifts for the Beauty Buff, Skincare Savant, Gadget Guru, Health Conscious and of course, Stocking Stuffers – below is a list of holiday gifts that’ll be sure to please.

Beauty Buff


Topganic The Gift of Great Hair

Derived from ancient apothecary blends for the elite and royal, Topganic is the first hair care line to effectively combine natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea. This gift set is available in three targeted lines that specifically treat hair concerns: Argan Oil from Morocco for Dry & Colored Hair, Baobab Oil from Africa for Inflated & Split Ends Hair and Obliphica Oil from Russia for Thin, Brittle & Color Treated Hair. Kit includes a shampoo, conditioner and loofah.


EMMA New York Evening Glamour

Created in collaboration with a team of top celebrity makeup artists from around the world, EMMA New York offers a carefully edited line of luxury makeup and skincare.

4 Eye Shadows – Wall Street White, Bowery Cocoa, Central Park Silver, Grand Central grey
Lip Gloss – Upper West Praline
Lipstick – Soho Spice
Blush & Brush – East Side Peach

$49 at Macy’s and is also available for purchase at www.emmacosmetics.com

Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Travel Gift Set

 Packaged in a travel friendly pouch, just tear off the seed paper tag and plant it on your window box or in a terracotta pot for a green garden surprise.

The Amazonia Preciosa Gift Set contains:
Cupuaçu Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Cupuaçu Sulfate-Free Conditioner
Exfoliating Shower Gel
Hand and Body Lotion


These 100% cruelty-free products are EcoCert® certified and do not contain mineral oil, silicones, sulfates or parabens.

$35 via www.suryabrasilproducts.com


Farmaesthetics Facial To Go

Three piece collections of Farmaesthetics’ best-selling products.

Sweet Milk & Lavender Buds – to restore and maintain a healthy complexion
Sweet Milk & Chamomile Flowers – to soothe and calm the complexion
Sweet Milk & Orange Peels – to brighten and tone the complexion
Rosehip & Clay Mint Mask – to balance and clarify the skin




Karin Herzog The 7 Creams of the Week

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me – The 7 Creams of the Week. A collection of seven facial creams for an entire weekly program, the 7 Creams provide one benefit and specific action per day. This six-week system boasts new and improved formulas of six hero products and one all-new Rose face cream.




Key West Aloe Tropical Essentials To Go

Based on the healing properties of 100% lab certified aloe and formulated to protect and soothe skin, the Tropical Essentials To Go set includes Coconut Moisturizing Lotion, Key Lime Moisturizing Lotion, Mango Moisturizing Lotion and Island Breeze Moisturizing Lotion.
  
Available holiday 2015 for $18 via www.keywestaloe.com  

Key West Aloe Aloe Great Shave

Don’t forget about the guys on your list! Specially formulated for men, this collection meets every guy’s grooming needs - free travel bag included.

Set includes:
·         Excel Shave Cream- Tough Beard- 6 oz
·         Zele Aftershave Gel- 6 oz
·         Quench EX Face & Body Scrub 2 oz

Available for holiday for $39 via www.keywestaloe.com



Le Mieux Blossoms & Beauty Body Essentials

This limited edition beauty set includes the Blissful Body Wash and Lavish Body Lotion.

Blissful Body Wash: This soothing formula features orange blossom, French algae, Japanese green tea and sage extracts to restore moisture, softness and elasticity while leaving a subtle captivating aroma.

Lavish Body Lotion: Caresses and nourished dry, stressed skin.  This fast-absorbing formula showcases the seductive aroma of orange blossoms, while exotic kukui nut butter, macadamia nut oil, hemp seed oil and arnica montana flower extracts restore softness and radiance for silky, alluring skin.

Available holiday 2015 for $25 via www.myskincarebox.com


Jeffrey James Botanicals VIP Subscription Box
Perfect for the skincare savant, the green guru, the newbie to beauty or even for your yourself, Jeffrey James Botanicals combines sophisticated natural skincare with science, creating a truly deluxe, organic experience.

Sophisticated in its simplicity, powerful in its purity, and effective for every skin type, Jeffery James Botanicals is bringing exclusive skincare to your door with their new VIP monthly subscription box for $39.95 and free shipping.

Each box contains four full size product valued at over $200. 


Gadget Guru





HairMax LaserBand

The new enhanced hands free, HairMax LaserBand features 82 medical grade lasers, to stimulate hair growth. This sophisticated, FDA cleared, treatment takes just 90 seconds, the fastest laser treatment for hair loss ever. With just 3 treatments per week, users can experience significant new hair growth with increased density and fullness, and healthier more manageable hair.

Available for holiday 2015 for $795 via www.hairmax.com

Trophy Skin MiniMD

Available for holiday 2015 MiniMD is a portable, DIY home microdermabrasion system that delivers results on par with clinical treatments over time, yet is basic enough for novice users to operate. This kit has everything you need for a full treatment in one convenient package, including a standard diamond tip.

Available for holiday 2015 for $99 via www.trophyskin.com

Health Conscious


Gold Collagen

Pure Gold Collagen is designed for women wishing to fight the appearance of signs of aging. It offers a unique combination of hydrolyzed collagen and supplements for high absorption and bioavailability to help support healthy skin, hair, and nails.

$4.99 (single) / $49.99 (10 pack) via ULTA and www.ULTA.com

Stocking Stuffers


Violife Life Slim Sonic

Brush up after all the holiday treats with this sonic powered, portable toothbrush. With 22,000 brushstrokes per minute, a mascara-style design and a choice of fun colors and patterns, the Slim Sonic is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. A free replacement head and AAA batteries are included, so you're ready to go as soon as you open the package. 

$15.95 via www.violife.com


BioRepublic Sheet Mask Set

Each set contains an Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Sheet Mask, Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask, Green Tea Detox Purifying Sheet Mask and Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Sheet Mask.

$18.99/4 pack via www.biorepublic.com



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, December 15, 2015

Apply natural Interval lip exercises to create gorgeous pouty looks all year long

Apply natural Interval lip exercises to create gorgeous pouty looks all year long
Make 2016 the year of plump, luscious lips with a great lip exercise tool that will keep lips full and gorgeous all year long. CandyLipz quickly restores aging lips and drooping Cupid's bows, and plumps up deflated, thin or oddly shaped lips — the results are instant and amazing!

In just two minutes of plumping with the CandyLipz Extreme Lip Plumping beauty tool, lips come to life. Choose the right size and lip styles, and then pop on CandyLipz’s patented Xtreme Lip-Shaper® to create breathtaking, luscious single- or double-lobed lips in minutes. Plus, CandyLipz is made of premium silicone so it will pump for years.


One great, fun way to apply the award-winning CandyLipz is through Interval lip exercises. Like any exercise routine, do lip sessions in sets. Pump for 15 or 30 seconds, rest and then repeat two-more times. One plump session a day before going to bed maintains and restores a youthful lip look. For fuller lips, just add more exercise time!
CandyLipz Xtreme Lip-Shaper system is clinically proven safe for intended use and it is dermatologist approved. Clinical trials showed lips staying plumped for up to two hours after each application. Lip volume increased by 36 percent from participant’s based-line lip size after 60 days of use, when used twice daily for two minutes each time. Learn more athttp://www.candylipz.com/pages/videos.

Creator Dr. Thienna Ho has been using CandyLipz daily for over four years with incredible results. Her 
invention is safe and works, and she stands behind her product 1000 percent. Read more at http://blog.candylipz.com/who-is-thienna/.
Get pouty lips you’ve always wanted naturally with CandyLipz and at a reasonable price with systems starting at $69.99.

Learn more at candylipz.com and on Instagram @mycandylipz. Or contact sarah@chicexecs.com.



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.

Those Holiday Soirees May Be Taking A Toll on Your Lips

 Suffering from dry, chapped lips this season? While the cold, winter air can cause havoc to your pucker, those holiday soirees may also be to blame.

Coffee, alcoholic beverages, caffeine and artificial ingredients can dehydrate skin, especially the delicate lip area.

Keep those lips mistletoe ready, with a few keys tips:
·         Sip from a straw to ensure drying ingredients bypass you pucker.
·         Drink more water to not only hydrate skin, but also moisturize lips.
·         Avoid petroleum - While great at preventing moisture loss, this ingredient won’t solve the dilemma of curing currently chapped lips. Instead, opt for lip balms, creams and treatments that include natural and nourishing oils like our favorites, listed below.
 

Surya Brasil Vegan Lip Balm

This 100% natural and Vegan Moisturizing Lip Balm comes in five delicious flavors inspired by Surya Brasil's commitment to organic ingredients and sustainably harvested botanicals.

These nutrient rich treatments keep lips soft, smooth and perfectly hydrated. Handcrafted with superior rainforest emollients, these beeswax-free lip balms nourish, replenish moisture and restore elasticity to your lips. Available in Acai Berry, Cinnamon Cupuacu, Strawberry Buriti, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate.

$3.49 via www.suryabrasilproducts.com and select Whole Foods  



emeginC in lips we trust

This ultra-nourishing and soothing protective lip balm is formulated with natural plant oils and waxes to help soften and nurture lips, while powerful antioxidants help protect against free-radical damage.

Contains astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, sweet almond oil, sweet orange peel wax, beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E.




Le Mieux Eye & Lip Cream

This rich, peptide-infused cream is specially formulated to increase firmness lips (and eyes!), while improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring three ultra-hydrating lipids for intense moisture, along with green tea extract and Vitamin E, this multi-use concentrate keeps lips looking silky smooth and glowing.


 
 
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.

Break Up with Your Baggage


Unwelcomed under-eye bags can result from alcohol and caffeine consumption, lack of sleep, stress, excess salt, or dehydration—all leading to fluid retention (aka periorbital puffiness). Yes, your hard-partying ways are all in good fun until you’re explaining those bags to your boss the next morning.

But don’t pass on the holiday punch just yet, BioRepublic has launched a new under eye treatment with the technology to repair late night damage, while simultaneously fighting signs of stress and aging.  The best part? No rinse required – after removing the patches, simply massage the rest into your skin.

So, no need to stress—enjoy that extra glass of champs and stay for one more dance, because the Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask will help you ditch the bags tomorrow.


What’s in it: The mask, in the form of under eye patches, delivers a restorative infusion of peptides, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E.

The Science: While many creams, lotions, and serums end up simply sitting on top of the skin, these little miracle workers are made from a 100% pure biocellulose hydrogel material, giving them a unique ability to force the treatment into the skin and lock in moisture.
Ingredient Purity: For treatments to actually work, they need to be absorbed—but that’s a scary thought when you realize many serums and lotions are packed with harsh preservatives and chemicals. BioRepublic promises to use only the purest ingredients, free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, and Triclosan.

The new BioRepublic Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask is now available for $5.00 or in a set of 10 for $44.99 via www.biorepublic.com.  

 
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, December 8, 2015

Review: Lady Soma Raspberry Red Lip Gloss & Lip Rescue

Winter is finally here in Alabama. Along with winter comes dry, cracked lips. I was recently given the chance to test a few lip products from Lady Soma.

Raspberry Red Lip Gloss

About the product:
Add a brilliant red shimmer to lips, using an organic blend of antioxidant rich ingredients and herbal extracts. Contains omega rich pigments that protect lips from the signs of aging. The cocoa and shea butter in the formula moisturize lips, while raspberry and natural minerals provides a red, rich shimmer. Wear alone for a glossy finish or on top of lipstick for a more dramatic look. 0.3oz.

+ Contains pomegranate and vitamin e
+ Cleanses and strengthens
+ Organic ingredients & plant extracts
+ Free of synthetic chemicals

My thoughts:
This lip gloss was just okay for me. I personally did not care for the formula or color. It did leave my lips feeling moisturized but was hard to apply. It's also a little pricey at $8.99.


About the product:
Rich blend of soothing restorative ingredients to moisturize and strengthen lips. Provides long lasting lip moisture and restores lip vitality using powerful moisturizing and plumping agents that promote lip collagen and elastin. Use as a daily lip balm, or special treatment to fill in fine lines. Repairs lip damaged by wind, sun or severe dryness. You can expect results just after one application. 1 oz.

+ Long lasting moisture for dry lips
+ Reduces the appearance lip lines
+ Prevents premature lip wrinkles
+ Improves lip density for plumper lips

My thoughts: 
This lip rescue is awesome and smells so good!!  I use it daily and it has really helped moisturized my dry lips.

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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.

Sally Hansen celebrates the Pantone Colors of the Year

In celebration of the Pantone colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz, Sally Hansen rounded up its favorite Pantone color inspired polishes!

The shade color experts who have every year picked one color that they believe will be reflected in the following year’s fashion, home décor and not to mention, nails,  have departed from tradition to predict that the blending of the two colors – the delicate pink rose quartz and the soft blue of the serenity -- will dominate next year.

Now’s the chance to get creative, mix and match, try some nail art and keep 2016’s trendiest colors at your fingertips!



Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Sugar Fix
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Full Blue-m
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Set Sail



Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Crème de la Crème
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher

 
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.



7 Reasons to Love Lunette- the Easy and Eco-friendly Flow Catcher!

No one really jumps for joy at the first sign of their period. But, with Lunette Menstrual Cups you can jump, skip, hop and prance around because your life is about to be liberated! Toss the tampons, ditch the pads/panty liners, and get a grip on the best menstrual cup on the market. 

If you don't know about Lunette, it's time to come out of your cave and get with the eco-friendly times. You'll never run out of protection with this cup, it can handle any flow mother nature bestows upon you.

What makes Lunette different than the others? Lunette is shorter, making it less obtrusive, yet, it holds the same amount. It's also made of softer silicone and the rim is smoother. This makes for much more of a comfy fit for any shaped va-jay-jay. The air-holes are bigger, which makes it easy to clean. The stem is solid yet thin, soft and flexible. Lunette also comes in crazy colors because well, fun is how they flow!

7 MORE Reasons to Love Lunette:
1) Small but Mighty 
Lunette can hold more liquid than a tampon and only needs to be emptied a few times a day. Simply fold and insert for an easy, more effective alternative to any other feminine products. 

2) Safe & Healthy
Unlike tampons, Lunette doesn't disrupt the vagina's natural lubricating ability. It also won't ever "over-absorb" or interfere with the natural shedding process. Lunette allows for a safe and simple capture of menstrual fluid.


3) Cleans Up Nice 
It goes in just as smoothly as it comes out. It cleans up nice too. Since Lunette does not have writing on the inside (like others) it can be cleaned without any crud. You can boil it in water for a few minutes or simply clean your menstrual cup with Lunette’s disinfecting wipes or wash. 

4) Saves Cash Flow 
The average woman spends nearly $100 a year on disposable tampons and pads and they buy about 17,000 in a lifetime. Lunette is a one-time cost that'll last you years! Spend the money you save on a cute thong bikini. Why a thong, you may ask? Because YOU CAN!

5) A Fan Favorite  
Literally. The votes are in and everyone loves Lunette. Lunette won the Key Flag Emblem, a certification of only the highest quality products in its homeland of Finland.  

6) Protects the Planet 
Tampons are for tossers. Stop ruining the planet, one period at a time. From the box made of recycled material to the environmentally-friendly factory where Lunette's cups are born - this product is a planet-saver! Since it will last you years you won't leave a flow "footprint." By the way, flushing sanitary products cause 75% of blocked drains. GROSS!

7) Sleep Naked 
Seriously, you can. No strings attached means nothing will be hanging around and trying to play peek-a-boo. It's a lady’s best kept secret that can be worn during handstands, high kicks, even hanky panky (of the oral variety). 

Now that you're intrigued, find out more about Lunette Menstrual Cups here: www.lunette.com/us.

 
 
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.