Monday, August 8, 2016

Mask It through the Week

6AM meetings to 9PM happy hours – it seems as though it’s impossible to keep up on sleep, let alone your beauty routine. With a little help from BioRepublic, you can cleanse, brighten and balance out overworked skin just in time for your next meeting!

Wake up and apply the morning mask with your choice of green tea, pomegranate and cucumber! 

Green Tea Detox Purifying Sheet Mask
A purifying fiber mask loaded with natural green tea extract and vitamin E.

Key Benefits:
  • Provides a boost of anti-oxidants and helps remove excess sebum
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections
For clean, supple and refined skin

Price:  $4.99 per mask / $14.95 for a set of 3 masks online via

Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Sheet Mask
A brightening facial mask infused with natural pomegranate and green tea extract.

Key Features & Benefits:
  • Brightens and energizes skin tone
  • Evens and smoothes complexion
Creates radiant, fresh and balanced skin

Price:  $4.99 per mask / $14.95 for a set of 3 masks online via

Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask
An ultra-soothing sheet mask infused with natural cucumber extract, plant collagen and vitamin E.
Key Features & Benefits:
  • Soothes stressed skin and improves complexion
  • Tightens pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines
Creates calm, rejuvenated, spring-fresh skin
Price:  $4.99 per mask / $14.95 for a set of 3 masks online via

No More Years

Great for all skin types, but especially for those with sensitive, dry, or combination skin.

Key Features & Benefits:
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Encourages firmer, more youthful looking skin
• Provides intense hydration and improves elasticity

Price:  $10 per mask / $71.99 for a set of 8 masks online via


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, May 18, 2016

Salon Worthy Results at Home: Hair Masks for Every Concern and Woe

A Mask for Every Hair Type, Concern and WoeHow to Select the Right Treatment for Salon Worthy Results at Home  

From curly to oily and damaged to dry, we have a hair mask solution for every hair type, concern and woe.  Go ahead, pour a glass of wine or your favorite blend of tea, put your feet up and pamper tresses with a spa-like, intensive treatment at home.

Problem: Dry Hair & Scalp

Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Coconut Hair Mask
With the aroma of fresh rosemary and coconut, this super conditioning mask will turn your bathroom into a destination spa.
100% vegan, natural and organic this Fresh Coconut Oil and Essential Rosemary Oil Hair Mask deeply nourishes hair and scalp with proteins, vitamins and minerals. It reinforces the structure of dry and damaged hair and locks in moisture, leaving the hair stronger and easier to comb.
$44 / Whole Foods, Sprouts and
Topganic Treat Hair Mask with Argon Oil from Morocco
Help tame frizzy hair, retain moisture and return shine with this nurturing mask. Enriched with argan oil, to stimulate scalp and hair growth while countering dryness and loss of elasticity, along with Vitamin A and jojoba oil to replenish hair’s moisture level, this mask provides flexibility, shine and softness for hair.

$12 / ULTA, Harmon and

Problem: Split Ends
Topganic Treat Hair Mask with Baobab Oil
from Africa
Soften and improve hair fiber elasticity with this moisturizing mask. Enriched with Baobab oil, which contains Vitamins A and F, which are actively involved in the rejuvenation and renewal of hair, along with Vitamin E, a superior antioxidant that helps fight the aging process of the hair fiber, this nurturing mask works to treat inflated tresses and split ends.

$12 / ULTA, Harmon and

Hair Type: Color Treated Tresses
Surya Brasil Color Fixation Mask

A creamy restorative mask that hydrates and revitalizes dyed or damaged hair. Formulated to provide a deep treatment to dry or colored hair, it is rich in natural oils with emollient properties that make it ideal for a hair spa treatment with a thermal cap or hot towel. This hair mask can also be used as a periodic intensive treatment for maintaining healthy hair for all hair types.

Surya Brasil's Restorative mask extends the life of the color because cupuaçu butter and buriti oil are included to absorb the sunÍs ultraviolet rays. The formula is enriched with rice proteins that strengthen the cuticle of the hair restoring shine and manageability. Its 15 herbal extracts and fruits from India and the Amazon forest complete the formulas deep hydrating and conditioning effect, restoring the health of hair.

Topganic Treat Hair Mask with Obliphica Oil from Russia
Keep hair smooth, sleek and sealed against humidity with this restoring mask. Formulated with obliphica oil, also known as sea buckthorn, which is rich in Vitamins C and E to help restore and bring back shine, this mask for thin, brittle and color treated tresses, tames frizz by smoothing the outer cuticles of the hair.

$12 / ULTA, Harmon and
Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Buriti Hair Mask

Shield color naturally with the Amazon's secret UV weapon, Buriti oil.  
This 100% vegan, natural and organic hair mask certified by EcoCert restores brilliance to color-treated hair. Rich in vitamin A, Buriti oil naturally absorbs UV rays, protecting hair from dryness and the drying and fading effects of the sun. 

Hair Type: Curly/Fragile
Topganic Intensive Hair Mask with Brazilian Nut Oil and Keratin Protein Intensive Repair
The Brazilian Nut Intensive Mask is sodium free, paraben-free, and SLES free. Formulated with Brazilian nut seed oil, brimming with alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps condition, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, hydrolyzed keratin and olive fruit oil to moisturize, this mask works to restore, protect and replenish fragile and damaged hair, leaving it shiny and healthy.

$12 / ULTA, Harmon and
Surya Brasil Amozonia Preciosa Ucuuba Nourishing Hair Mask
This 100% vegan, natural and organic Hair Mask certified by EcoCert and created with Preciosa Essential Oil from the Amazon Rainforest, controls volume, hydrates, softens and shapes curls.
It also strengthens hair, leaving it silky and more manageable.

Hair Type: Oily
Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciousa Murumuru Balancing Hair Mask

This 100% vegan, natural and organic conditioner certified by EcoCert®, Murumuru butter is rich in pro-vitamin A and C and Omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9 and regulates and cleanses excess oil while moisturizing dry ends for balanced, healthy hair.


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.

Perfect Cleanser for your Summer Beauty Basics

Summer Beauty Basics For the New Generation of Beauty Go­ers

Summer will be here before you know it! Are you ready to be comfortable in your own skin?!? Palmetto Derma is here to help through their skincare line that aims to empower women of all ages, backgrounds and skin types, to unite in beauty and strength.

“Let's face it: when we look good, we feel great! Especially when we can look in the mirror barefaced and confident.” ­ -- Palmetto Derma

Getting that summer glow without the effects of clogged pores or toxic chemicals for brightening your skin will be easy with Palmetto Derma! An organic, toxin ­free, skincare line aimed at preventing problems for years to come. The Palmetto Derma collection believes that all beauty starts with gorgeous skin. Their formulations are geared to the new generation of beauty goers--LIGHT and EASY!
A great product for THIS SUMMER, start with your cleanser to keep you clean from sweat, makeup and SPF at the end of each day. Check out:

Stay Clear! Nourishing Daily Cleanser
Watch out pesky pore­-cloggers! This nourishing daily cleanser is coming for each and every one of those pore-cloggers. Bursting with vitamins and minerals, this cleanser delivers super clean, healthy, and youthful looking skin. The combination of enriching botanicals and polysaccharides create a balanced complexion and will keep skin clear! Pore-­cloggers will be banished, leaving healthy & super clean skin!

Features & Benefits:
● Balances Complexion
● Minimizes Age Spots & Wrinkles
● Cleans & Nourishes Skin
● Paraben, sulfate and alcohol­free. Vegan product.
● Includes: Lavender Water, Tea Tree Oil, Orange Peel Tincture and many other lovely ingredients!

"Use both morning and at night; cleanse your skin to remove pesky pore­-cloggers (dirt, grime, makeup, etc.) to clean and brighten your skin! Adding a toner to your daily routine, after cleansing, will hydrate and protect against drying elements." -- ­Suggests Palmetto Derma Founder, Austin Peterson.

Instead of dealing with a host of skin issues down the road, invest in products that will maintain your young, healthy skin from the beginning. Customers can feel confident about using Palmetto Derma as all products are also based on feedback from their users and featured in Oxygen, VeganCuts, BoxyCharm, Byrdie, FabFitFun, Conscious Box, and more.

Palmetto Derma is that safe and effective way to clean, brighten and add glow to your summer! Convenient to shop wherever you are, Palmetto Derma products can be purchased online at


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.


If Ben & Jerry's can do it – so can you! Veganism is taking over 2016 and if you haven’t made the switch yet, you might just think again after trying Surya Brasil’s all-natural vegan beauty line. From bio-degradable packaging to being Kosher-friendly, this line has ensured the safety of you and the environment!


Amazonia Preciosa Hand and Body Lotion
100% vegan, natural and organic hand and body lotion certified by EcoCert® is a lightweight, hydrating lotion that locks in moisture creating silky, soft touchable skin.
Price: $34.00 online via

Sapien Body Moisturizer
Packed with Amazonian ingredients like Cupuaçu and Murumuru butters, Pracaxi and Açai oils, Amaranth protein, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.
Price: 26.39 online via

Sapien Shower Gel
Natural coconut & mango scent with a trace of raspberry and vanilla. Provides deep hydration and is free from BHT, EDTA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and Synthetic Fragrances. Absolutely NO GMOs.
Price: 26.69 online via


Vega Moisturizing Lip Balm
100% natural and Vegan Moisturizing Lip Balms come in five delicious flavors that are inspired by Surya's commitment to organic ingredients and sustainably harvested botanicals.
Price: $3.49 online via

Vegan Tinted Lip Balm
These tinted lip balms nourish, moisturize and restore elasticity, and are the perfect middle ground between lip care and lip color.
Price: $4.99 online via

Vegan Polish
Exotic Animals Nail Polish collection is inspired by nature's wonderful colors to leave your nails beautiful and healthy. There are many vibrant and bright colors, each one dedicated to a specific exotic animal from all over the world. 

Price: $12.00/per polish online via

Vegan Nail Polish Remover
This natural, organic, and vegan polish remover is made up of eco-friendly renewable solvents and vegetable glycerin.
Price: $12.00 online via

Sapien Exfoliant Facial Scrub
Made with Amazonian Organic ingredients and 100% natural exfoliants from coconut bark and organic Buriti*, which removes dead cells and impurities.
Price: $16.99 online via

Sapien Shave Cream
Shave Cream facilitates the slide of the blade, making shaving more efficient and comfortable.
Price: $22.49 online via


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: Epsoak Epsom Salt

I was recently given the chance to try Epsoak Epsom Salt from San Francisco Salt Company; they offer the best quality epsom salt at the best value. Numerous studies have demonstrated the profound and wide-ranging benefits of soaking in an epsom salt bath. Epsom salts help soothe muscle pain, cleanse pores, and detoxify the skin and contain Magnesium and Sulfur, which helps:
 •            Ease stress and improve sleep and concentration
•            Muscles and nerves function properly
•            Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes
•            Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
•            Improve oxygen use
•            Flush toxins
•            Improve absorption of nutrients
•Form joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins

Scented with Lavender Essential Oil, Epsoak Sleep Formula also promotes a deeper, better night's sleep. Epsoak Muscle Soak with Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential Oils are ideal for soothing muscle pain and relieving aching feet—perfect for athletes and those who are physically active.

My thoughts:
I love Epsoak!! My muscles have been achy lately so I used some last night. I soaked in the tub for about 20 minutes and noticed a huge difference last night. My feet were less achy and so was my back. I slept like a baby last night! Best sleep I have had since moving to Nebraska a few months ago. I will definitely be repurchasing more once I run out!


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.

Like Fine Wine

Like Fine Wine

After years of continual facial motions such as laughing, smiling and squinting, you may be left with some unwanted expression lines. Before the bridal festivities commence, smooth out those pesky lines and show off your silky skin. Look years younger in just 30 minutes with Frownies Eye Gel patchesExpertly crafted with skin-friendly ingredients such as aloe, niacin, cool cactus collagen and natural vitamins derived from plant sources, you can safely reduce eye wrinkles. Unlike many other anti-aging treatments on the market, Frownies is dedicated to being completely free of artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, and toxic preservatives. 

Turn back the hands of time without the high risks of injections or facial surgery. Highly nourishing and luxurious, these anti-aging facial patches are proven to reduce eye wrinkles remarkably. Frownies Eye Gels are designed to rid dark spots, discoloration and fine lines. They are also easy to use and time efficient. Gently place these anti-aging patches under your eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. With one 30-minute treatment, 100% of women who used Frownies Eye Gels saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and dark circles under the eye.
Filled with tons of antioxidants, these potent moisturizing gel patches will make your eyes look fresh and lively. Each set of Frownies Eye Gels is reusable and can last up to 7 weeks. After each treatment it is recommended to place the gel patches back into the their plastic tray and into the refrigerator. Refrigeration will cause a cooling effect that is soothing and effective in the reduction of puffiness and red eyes. 
For nearly 130 years, Frownies has been helping women regain healthier, younger-looking skin. Since 1889, four generations of women have been dedicated in running this family owned business. Frownies are natural and effective treatments that retain facial muscles to prevent wrinkles and lines on the face.


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, May 17, 2016

The Sweet Taste of Summer

Summer is right around the corner—you can almost taste it! While you’re waiting for temperatures to rise and the sun to shine, products from ClarityRx, emerginC, Jeffrey James Botanicals and Kensington Apothecary are here to cover your summer fruit cravings.

ClarityRx Daily Fruit

This rich mango mask ensures that your skin receives a full serving of fruit that delivers essential free radical ingredients to your skin.

Active Ingredients:
Aloe Vera Gel
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
Mango Butter
Citric Acid

Price: $27.50, available online via

emerginC peach toner

An effective, active toner which leaves skin toned and refreshed.

Active Ingredients:
Vitamin C
Witch Hazel
Peach Extract
Mimosa Extract

Price: $31, available online via
Jeffrey James Botanicals Whipped Raspberry Mask

A decadent raspberry soufflé mousse combines both an exfoliant and a mask for one simple gently approach to purely radiant skin. Natural bamboo and raspberry fibers work with the gently hibiscus petals to offer therapeutic properties, enrich the skin with antioxidants and gently exfoliate to reveal ultra-nourished youthful skin.

Active Ingredients:
Vitamin C
Rasberry Fibers
Bamboo Fibers
Hibiscus Petal Fibers
Organic Coconut Oil

Price: $42, available online via

Kensington Apothecary Creamy Coconut Cleanser

Made with organic virgin coconut oil, this cleanser hydrates skin while removing dead skin cells and excess sebum to leave skin refreshed and clean.

Active Ingredients:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Pulp CO2 Extract
Ficus Carica Fruit Extract
Citric Acid

Price: $24, available online via


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.

Detox Your Beauty | 100% Natural Skincare Regimes

While some detoxes leave your stomach growling and yearning for even the tiniest crumb, this beauty detox will only leave you with luminescent skin and a perfect smile! Ditch the chemical infused products and reach for a 100% natural regime that will make it easy to not cheat on a detox.

 Start your skin detox today with Jeffrey James, Mad Hippie, Farmaesthetics and emerginC.

Jeffrey James Botanicals
The Wash
Use this restorative cleanser, made with Vitamin E and Rose Hip Oil to diminish discoloration and repair scarring. Botanicals soothe and renew skin cells and stimulate cellular regeneration.

Price: $23 online

The Exfoliant
High in antioxidants and bioflavenoids, this scrub nourishes and protects the skin while gently exfoliating for accelerated cell turnover.

Price: $39 online

The Serum
Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin, there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the world market today.

Price: $47 online

Mad Hippie
Cream Cleanser
Remove Free Radicals & Impurities While Moisturizing & Soothing.

Price: $15.99 online via

Exfoliating Serum
Shed Dull, Damaged Skin & Discoloration to Reveal Brighter, Smoother Skin.

Price: $34.99 online via

Face Cream
Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles & Create Smooth, Beautiful Skin.

Price: $25.99 online via

Fine Herbal Cleanser
Made with true geranium (different from the scented plant used for ornamentation), lavender, glycerin and natural grain-based witch hazel for use morning and night to thoroughly cleanse prior to applying moisture.

Price: $39 online via

Vassar Rose Perfecting Polish
Without stripping or depleting tissue this rose polish dull and dead surface cells while leaving skin smooth.

Price: $39 online via

Nourishing Lavender Milk
Gentle enough for everyday use on the face, yet powerful enough to use on even the driest skin conditions.

Price: $39 online via

pomegranate cleanser
An effective cleansing gel with a wide variety of plant and herbal extracts designed to cleanse thoroughly and remove make-up without drying the skin.

Price: $39 online via

Formulated with soothing plant extracts, the micro-scrub is brought to you by emerginC, the cosmeceutical line that features a remarkably effective, full-range of skin care products using potent and natural ingredients.

Price: $38 online via

phytocell Cream
Helps fights free-radical damage, hydrates, protects, and improves tone and texture.

Price: $87.50 online via 


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.