Sunday, June 30, 2013

Eye Majic Review

I don’t know if you have heard of the newest trend that is hitting the makeup world and consumers by surprise. I know when I heard of the instant eye shadow I was really surprised and impressed. I love to wear makeup in fact you will not see me leave the house without having my makeup on. Therefore, when something new in makeup has arrived, I am one to try it. If not as soon as it comes out shortly after. I had the chance to work with Eye Majic, which offers the Instant Eye Shadow, which I think, is a really cool and effective way to achieve those amazing looks around your eyes. The looks we see on models in magazines and we are thinking I would love to have my eyes look like that. Now we can with Eye Majic. During my review, I received the Leopard Shade 2 and Olive the Nightlife. 

Eye Majic is the world's first complete eye shadow application which allows you to apply eye shadow without the burdened fuss of brushes and pots. It can be used anywhere at any time, without the need of a mirror. It takes less than 10 seconds to apply and you can keep up with the latest colors, fashions, trends and designs.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Waxing 101

The hot summer days are here and it’s time to bare all in that itty bitty tiny bikini. Skyy Hadley, owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, shares her secrets for the perfect, pain free wax at-home at in the spa. Please let me know if you can share this with your readers.


Before A Wax

~Be sure to exfoliate the area to be waxed in an upward circular motion to remove dead skin and expose underlying in-grown hairs. This will also help to prevent bumps after waxing. The exfoliating Coochie Kuchee Coo Sugar Scrub infused with Shea Butter removes dead skin, inhibits the growth of bacteria and allows for a more gentle removal of hair follicles during waxing.

~Make sure the hair to be waxed is at least ¼ inch long for a flawless wax.

~Take an aspirin or drink a glass of wine an hour before your appointment to minimize pain.
  

During Wax- if you choose to wax at home

If you’re a first time at-home waxer, I recommend trying the Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kits since the kit contains pre-waxed, pre-cut strips for a fast and easy wax.

~Make sure the area is clean and dry before applying a wax.

~Sprinkle some baby powder onto the area to be waxed for a smooth surface.

~Apply wax in the direction of hair growth.

~Pull wax strips or hard wax off in the opposite direction of hair growth.


~Use one hand to pull the wax and use the other to stretch skin to minimize pain.

~Be sure to wax small areas at a time. Take your time, this isn't a race. 

After wax

~Apply a lotion infused with aloe onto the treated area to soothe the skin and reduce redness.

~Wearing loose cotton pants or a skirt will allow the treated area breathe and prevent irritation.

~Try to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours – sunscreen, chlorine and salt water may irritate the freshly waxed area.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Have a Sun-Safe Holiday

Time to pack your beach bag! Make your holiday sun-safe with Lavanila’s The Healthy Sunscreen.

Wearing sunscreen prevents sunburn, cell damage, and premature signs of aging. So why use a sunscreen full of harmful ingredients?  Lavanila offers a highly nourishing and safe alternative to chemical-laden formulas. 
The Healthy Sunscreen Collection ($28-$38)

Perfect for sensitive skin, these fragrance-free, ultra-sheer formulas glide on smoothly without the typical white residue often found in sunscreen. Giving everyone the ultimate in natural SPF protection.

Where to purchase: Lavanila Laboratories products may be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sunscreen for the Concrete Jungle Plus Review

Sunscreen is no longer just for sea and ski. Daily SPF application is a must even if you’re miles from the ocean or walking through busy, bustling streets. New “city” formulations of sunscreen are more comfortable and easier to layer under makeup. However, sweltering heat waves can leave a made-up face looking like a muddled mess. Combine SPF and makeup to create a light-weight, melt-proof natural look with Pür Minerals and Miracle Skin Transformer. These products will quickly become your secret weapon for looking hot in hot weather.
Tinted Scuplting Balm $26.00

Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting Balm a skin sculpting and reshaping color blush stick infused with anti-aging, skin contouring benefits.

 This velvety soft, cream color stick sweeps sheer color to effortlessly recreate a natural, flushed look. The feather light, blendable texture instantly brightens uneven skin tone. With skin-silkening natural actives, Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting balm provides the perfect finish to compliment any skin tone while improving skin’s radiance and texture.

Developed with easy application, no-fail color, and offered in a convenient stick to be used as an excellent touch-up tool throughout the day.

Long Lasting
Buildable Coverage
Soft, Smooth Finish
Natural Cheek Color

The Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting Balm is an amazing product. I have had the privilege to use this product for the last week or so and I have only experienced great results. This product offers so much with each use; anti aging benefits, long lasting, buildable coverage, hydrates, brightens, and shaping. Yes, as I said there are tons of results you will enjoy when using this product. This product however does only come in two different shades Fresh Rose and Coral Bronze. I had the chance to review the Fresh Rose, which is a color that I really like to use with it being slightly pink. 


When you apply, the Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting Balm you will notice is comes in a tube something similar to lipstick. I usually rub a dab onto my cheekbone and rub in with my finger to get a natural look. I love that when I apply the blush it lasts throughout the whole day with ease. Even if you are enjoying yourself outside in the hot humid weather. I really like that this product offers so many benefits especially the anti aging benefits. This blush has become my go to makeup item since I received it. I love the benefits, color and ease of usage. It looks great when being worn. 

Pür Minerals NEW CC Cream:
With SPF 40, Pür Minerals’ silicone-free CC Cream offers the highest SPF available in a CC Cream. Clinically advanced, plant based ingredients work to erase brown spots, blemishes, redness and fine lines while balancing uneven skin tone.  Pür Minerals incorporated DERMAPUR® HP into the formula, a special complex extracted from meadowsweet that’s rich in clarifying phenolic acids and CLARISKIN II®, a unique agent made from wheat germ that targets the look of discoloration with key antioxidants into their formula. ($38)

 Available at ULTA stores nationwide and online via www.purminerals.com

Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20: 
 The latest multi-functional tinted skin enhancer designed to hydrate, prime, enhance, control shine and protect skin in one long-lasting, one-step application leaving skin smooth, luminous and airbrushed in seconds. ($48)

Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal:
 A multifunctional concealer with powerful hydration, treatment and protection benefits developed for use on both the under eye and face to instantly improve skin tone, luminosity, and texture. ($36)

Available at Sephora stores nationwide, Bergdorf Goodman NY, and online via www.sephora.com, www.nordstrom.com, and www.miracleskintransformer.com

Disclosure: I was sent products for free to review for my honest opinion, from either a PR agency or a company. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Freshen Up with Fruity Fragrance Plus Review

Quench your thirst for a new fragrance with a fruity twist. From exotic Dragonfruit to refreshing Lime, here are some summer scents that will keep you energized and refreshed in the peak of heat.
I love to try new perfumes and experience new scents. My hubby does as well. I received the Beyonce Midnight Heat, Guess Girl, and Nautica Aqua Rush Gold for my hubby for a review. However, I did not review the Lady Gaga Fame perfume as I have done a review in the past on it. You can read my review on Lady Gaga Fame here. All of these perfumes/colognes offer amazing scents that are great for different times. I am a huge fan of each one of the bottles. They make for a great decor piece in your bathroom or in your bedroom on your dresser. 
GUESS GIRL
is a playful, feminine fragrance that has citrus notes of Raspberry Nectar, Melon and Bergamot Mist.

The Guess Girl perfume is amazing from the bottle being pink to the top that is shaped like a flower. I think the perfume offers a flirty and girly scent with it being fruity and very light. Perfect I think for all ages. The scent is not strong but strong enough to where it will linger on you and your room after being used. I think this is a perfect scent for summer. 

BEYONCE MIDNIGHT HEAT
is a tempting, sexy scent that features juicy top notes of Dragonfruit, Starfruit and Armenian Plum.

Beyonce Midnight Heat is amazing however; I think it is a scent more for winter. When you wear this perfume, you will feel sexy and sultry. This is the perfect perfume to wear on a nice dinner with your significant other and it will last well into the night. The bottle is so pretty with the shape and color. 

LADY GAGA FAME
goes beyond the black-to-clear fluid – the fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence with a fusion of Dripping Honey and Apricot Nectar.

NAUTICA AQUA RISH GOLD
is for the male that embodies nautical adventure. This fragrance features fresh bursts of Citrus and Lime.

Nautica Aqua Rush Gold was for my hubby to review and for me to enjoy while he is wearing it. The shape of the bottle is cool looking something perfect for a guy and the blue color is perfect. The bottle offers a beachy or summery look to it. The scent is amazing but I think as well does hubby this is differently the scent to wear during the summer months. It reminds us of the beach. It does last for a long period but is not overwhelming when being worn.

Each one of these perfumes and cologne is amazing. These are scents we could see ourselves enjoying repeatedly.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Get the Look: Ali Larter at the Opening Party of the CH Carolina Herrera Boutique on Rodeo Drive ~ Plus Review

Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen complemented Ali Larter’s stunning fuchsia floral frock by giving Larter clean, bronzed summer skin with a brush of berry color on the lips - perfect for a summer party. See how Andersen created Larter’s fresh face and bold lip below:
Face
Andersen started with YSL Touche Éclat Foundation as a base, and layered on Armani Fluid Silk #3 on the cheeks with Lorac Blush in Exposed
Eyes
Next, Andersen crimped Ali’s lashes and coated them with Avon's Mega Effects Mascara to add volume and length

I love to wear Mascara. I love how it brings out your eyes and makes them pop. When you wear Mascara, you have to be careful to find the right one for you. For me I look for something that offers no clumping, no smearing, and something that really adds length and volume. I also like Mascara to be long lasting. I had the chance to review Avon's Mega Effects Mascara. This Mascara really offers what I look for when choosing Mascara. 


When you first see the Mascara, you will think how in the world you even use it. When you take off the pink cap, you will see a pink handle/wand that bends and looks almost like a handle from a spoon. Then when you pull out the handle/wand, the brush is completely different from any brush for mascara that I have ever seen. It is more like a half brush almost like a comb. It is easy to use and apply the mascara easier then what I thought it would be. After applying the Mascara, I was satisfied with the results. I did not experience any clumps or smears. I however did get to enjoy length, volume and a long lasting look. 

Lip
Finally, Larter’s look was finished off with a swipe of Avon's Totally Kissable Lipstick in Berry Smooch

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Moving!!!!

The last few days have been crazy! We have been moving into your new home. We still have a few more trips to do to get everything from our old house to the new house. Unfortunately, my house looks like it has been destroyed. I have boxes and more boxes everywhere. I am tossing things into trash, Goodwill and some things I have found that can be sold on Ebay.  I do not even know where to start. This week I will try to do some posting but honestly, I do not know how much I will do. Please, bear with me while I am getting all moved in and reorganized. I promise next week brings a lot of great reviews and giveaways.

HairMax Offers Summer Savings on LaserCombs

Secret Weapon to Conquer Hair Loss
HairMax Offers Summer Savings on LaserCombs

Summer is finally here! To kick off the season, HairMax is offering a special summer saving of $50 off their Lux 9 and Professional 12 LaserCombs. Simply enter the code: SUMMER50 at checkout to redeem your discount.

Approximately 80 million men and women suffer from heredity hair loss according to the American Association of Dermatology (AAD).  Women make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers, yet the issue continues to be thought of as a strictly male condition. HairMax offers a proven solution to preventing and correcting hair loss for continued growth and fuller, thicker hair for both men and women.
The HairMax LaserComb works to:

~Stimulate Hair Growth
~Reverse the Thinning Process
~Revitalize Hair Follicles
~Increase Density and Fullness


Where to purchase: HairMax products are available at ULTA Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Harrods and Bergdof Goodman stores as well as online via www.hairmax.com, www.sephora.com and www.ulta.com.  

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 
Sunday, June 23, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Review/Giveaway

I hope you are ready for a new Purex blogger, review. I know it has been a while. I received the 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster and all-purpose cleaner. I have reviewed this item before but it has been a while. Therefore, having the chance to do this review again really reminded me of all the things that I really liked about this product. 

Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes. 20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural, and 99.5% pure (there is about a half of 1% of naturally occurring trace minerals). Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for consumers. In earlier times, borax was proclaimed to be a magical crystal that was used to aid digestion, keep milk sweet and even cure epilepsy. Common sense and modern technology have brought us better solutions to these and other problems, but 20 Mule Team Borax still has a place in your home. 

Cellairis Mobile Accessories iPhone 4 Case Review

Since, I first got my iPhone I have really enjoyed getting all kinds of different cases for it. There are so many different colors and styles that sometimes I cannot decide on the one to get.  Cases are a great way to accessorize your phone with your outfit and seasons. Throughout my search of cases for my iPhone I have come across some that I would never get and ones that when I put it on my phone I lose my service, completely. I recently had the chance to work with Cellairis Mobile Accessories on an iPhone case to review. Cellairis offers tons of cases for Apple, Blackberry, HTC and Samsung. 

This innovative and stylish DeBari case brings a timeless glamour to any personal style with multiple color selections and designs just waiting for you to show them off!

Scunci Style Press On Review/Giveaway

With it being summer it is the time of the year that my daughter and I do a little revamping of hair accessories. This is why I am excited to share with you the new Scunci Style Press On hair accessories that my daughter and I had the chance to review. The new Scünci No-Slip Grip technology is a second generation with a cushion hold that delivers the best, proven combination of comfortable, secure, all-day hold for all hair types!

Scunci offers several hair accessories to help elevate your style with ease and beauty. Some of the items they offer are: Bobby Pins, Claw Clips, Hair Ties, Hair Elastics, Hairbands, Barrettes, Combs, Scrunchies, Head Scarves, Upzings, and much more!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Love True Natural All Natural Self Tanner Review

I love to have a tan especially in the summer. Having a tan just makes me feel good and look healthier because I am a very pale individual. I actually love to have a tan all year round but summer time is necessary. Especially with all of the summery outfits there are. This year however I am going the safer way to have a tan, which in my case being pregnant is a self-tanner. I have tried several brands but have had issues with streaks, orange tints, and the fast fade of the color. Love True Natural was kind enough to send me their All Natural Self Tanner for your face & body which has been really nice the last week or so.

Love True Natural offers products for your everyday needs: bath & body, hair, makeup, facial products, sun & tan, anti-aging products and more.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Seduce Your Senses With Lavanila Plus Review

It is said that vanilla is a natural aphrodisiac. Test the theory on your summer romance with Lavanila’s The Healthy Pure Vanilla Collection!

The Healthy Pure Vanilla Collection includes:

 
The Healthy Fragrance ($58)
The Perfect Vanilla. This sensual blend of Madagascar vanilla, soft freesia and rich heliotrope is created by natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils.

When I received the LaVanila Laboratories Pure Vanilla Healthy Fragrance, I could not wait to try it. The packaging and the bottle offer a nice design. Then when I used the fragrance, I immediately fell in love with the fragrance. The scent is warm and cozy something that just relaxes you. This fragrance is perfectly suited to wear anytime and anywhere. It is great for simply being at home, shopping, a nice dinner date or the movies. No matter the occasion or your lazy days, this fragrance is perfect for it all. I love how soft the scent is and how it lingers without being overwhelming. If you love the scent of Vanilla then I highly recommend this fragrance.  This will become the fragrance you reach for all the time.
The Healthy Fragrance Roller-Ball ($19)
Travel friendly. Purse friendly. Skin friendly.  Blended with exotic essential oils and skin soothing botanicals for timeless expressions of nature that captivate the senses and nurture the skin.

The Healthy Deodorant ($14)
This all-natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection - clinically tested and dermatologist recommended.

Where to purchase: Lavanila Laboratories can be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Summer Grooming for Men

With the heat rising, men want to sport a look that is easy to groom and doesn’t require a lot of fuss. Here are three steps to guarantee a hassle-free grooming routine – gentleman approved:

Step One: A good SPF moisturizer will smooth out your skin, block UV rays and keep moisture in. Try GO 24•7 Moisturizer ($18.95).

Step Two: Opt for a polished hairstyle that is clean on the sides with short layers on top. It is a classic look that works on everyone and is easy to groom. Simply comb through a paste like the GO 24•7 Texture Paste ($15.95).

Step Three: A two-in-one product is the perfect short-cut to your morning routine. Try the Face & Bald Cleanser from GO 24•7 ($17.95). It’s gentle enough to use on every face, hair or no hair – and bald head.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Ride the Wave with Ouidad’s NEW Wave Create Collection / Plus Review

Ride the Wave with 
Ouidad’s NEW Wave Create Collection
  
While we can’t always skip town and venture to the beach, we can achieve sought after tousled beach hair, thanks to Ouidad’s Wave Create Collection.  With the launch of Ouidad’s Wave Create Sea Spray and Texture Taffy, achieving touchable, gorgeous waves is at your fingertips.  Ideal for any hair type – including straight hair, this collection brings to life coveted “day at the beach” waves. 

We would like to offer your readers an exclusive 10% discount on this new collection.  From the day of your posting, your readers will have 30 days to redeem their 10% off purchase at Ouidad.com for the Wave Create Collection.  In accordance with this discount, we would like to personalize a discount code catered to your outlet. 

Mama Mio Makeover!

You heard the news – Kimye’s baby has been born! It’s time for the Mama Mio fan to switch out her Tummy Rub Butter for fabulous post-pregnancy products.

Kim Kardashian’s next steps might include:
Get Waisted ($56)
Get a flatter, firmer, tighter tummy from proven fat-busters and toners in Mama Mio’s body shaping cream that works beneath the skin's surface to increase the breakdown of fat.

Goodbye Stretch Marks ($70)
This powerful blend of peptides, fruit extracts, nourishing oils and algae extracts improves new and old stretch marks caused by pregnancy, weight gain, and even cosmetic surgery.

Skin Tight ($56)
Bringing facial peel technology to the body, this toning serum will help tighten slack skin back into place. Works wonders on stretched tummies!
     
Where to purchase: Mama Mio products may be purchased at http://www.mamamio.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Discover the Smoothing Power of the New Amika Straight Up Smoothing Balm

During the summer months, you’ve never seen smooth style quite like this. Introducing the Obliphica Straight Up Smoothing Balm, the newest addition to amika’s revolutionary Obliphica collection.  Formulated with super-fruit Sea Buckthorn Berry (also referred to as Obliphica), this naturally reparative collection revitalizes dry, damaged hair to restore it to its natural brilliance.
The new Obliphica Straight Up Smoothing Balm harnesses the power of Sea Buckthorn Berry as well as ultra-nourishing Omega 7 to control even the most unmanageable, rebellious hair and deliver healthy, smooth and straight looks. This breakthrough temporary, heat-activated formula is a must for your heat styling routine, and offers incomparable defense against thermal damage and humidity. Ideal for curly, thick, coarse and parched hair, this lightweight balm provides long-lasting manageability, fighting frizz and flyaways to offer silky, luminous and beautiful straight styles.

To use: Apply to damp hair and blow-dry straight.

WHAT IT COSTS: $8 (2 oz.), $24 (6 oz.)

WHERE TO FIND: www.loveamika.com and professional salons nationwide.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

June is National Acne Awareness Month

June is National Acne Awareness Month
Three New Products That Work to Prevent, Cure and Correct

Regardless of age, many women (and men) still struggle with acne and scarring from past skin problems. While preventing and curing current inflammations is important, most people have more than one skin issue at a time. Below are a few products that combat multiple skin problems while ridding skin of acne.

The NEW Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control is the first ever acne treatment to fight “pimple memory,” or recurring breakouts that appear in the same spot.  Smart salicylic acid, anti-microbial peptides, marine extracts and vitamin B3 treat work together to heal and prevent breakouts now and in the future. The lotion also reduces oil production, soothes redness and offers coverage similar to a tinted moisturizer to cover the appearance of acne marks or other imperfections. Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control is available at Sephora stores nationwide and online via www.sephora.com and www.miracleskintransformer.com for $48.

Jan Marini Skin Research has created a product that not only helps to diminish signs of aging, but also treats and prevents blemishes. Jan Marini’s Age Intervention Duality has a unique dual chamber dispensing solution which combines the maximum allowed percentage of benzoyl peroxide and anti-inflammatory agents for acne prevention, as well as concentrated retinol, multiple peptides and antioxidants to defend against the signs of aging into one gentle formulation that is compatible with all skin types.  The Age Intervention Duality is available via www.janmarini.com for $90.

Santalia’s Acne Treatment Kit is a clinically proven treatment for oily, blemish-prone skin that meets FDA requirements for over the counter drugs. The secret ingredient in this line is Sandalwood which helps calm irritations and combat bacteria. Traditional Australian plant extract, Lemon Myrtle, also helps fight bacteria while Australian Kakadu Plum, the world’s richest source of Vitamin C, brightens the complexion. The Acne Treatment Kit is available via www.santaliashop.com for $80.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Summer Beauty on a Budget

Get hydrated summer skin and look, smell and feel your best this season without breaking the bank. It’s easier than you think to be beautiful on a budget, and now you can, with these affordable products from Thymes, Soap & Paper Factory and Lulah – all for under $25.   

 
Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Bath Salts $5.00
Soak in skin-conditioning waters fragranced with the ethereal beauty of Temple Tree Jasmine. Perfect for summer, these bath salts feature a rich formula that will soothe and condition the skin. 

Where to buy: Thymes.com

The perfect pocket-sized on-the-go companion is Soap & Paper Factory Solid Perfumes and Solid Fragrances. Available in 25 different scents, women and men alike can simply apply to their pulse points for a fabulous, fast fragrance touch-up any minute of the day. 

Price: $18-$22


Lulah Hand Creams are ultra-rich moisturizing and invigorate your senses with nourishing Shea butter, protective vitamin E and hydrating glycerin. Available in Peony, Vanilla Orchid, Citron, Magnolia Fig and Tamarind Ginger, these hand creams will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Price: $9
Where to buy: Lulah.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

L'Occitane Summer Scrubs

Is too much time in the summer sun leaving behind a rough, dull complexion? Revitalize lackluster skin with exfoliators from L’Occitane.

These three scrubs are sure to make your features glow:

Angelica Exfoliating Gel ($30)
With its pearly glow and fresh scent the all-natural exfoliating particles gently remove dead skin cells and impurities, while massaging the face. Angelica extracts preserve natural hydration, for skin that is incredibly clean, soft, and smooth.

Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Scrub ($34)
Specially formulated to gently exfoliate dry skin. Its creamy base, enriched in shea butter and chestnut extract, helps the skin to maintain its natural moisture level. Skin is left perfectly clear, smooth and soft.

Immortelle Brightening Instant Exfoliator ($36)
This brightening product will leave your face even-toned and luminous while protecting against impurities for an anti-aging bonus.

Where to purchase: L’Occitane products may be purchased at usa.loccitane.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Kimberly Snyder's Rainbow Stuffed Peppers

With summer in full swing, celebrity nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods, Kimberly Snyder, has the perfect summer beauty recipe to satisfy your hunger and keep you looking beautiful.

Kimberly’s Rainbow Stuffed Peppers are a great meal to make for dinner, and leftovers work great for lunch as well. Typical stuffed peppers involve cheese and often white rice, but with these tasty seasonings and quinoa, you won’t miss those other ingredients. Red peppers are high in vitamin C, which helps repair and regenerate collagen, the protein that gives structure to your skin.
Kimberly Snyder’s Rainbow Stuffed Peppers Ingredients:
6 red, yellow, orange or green peppers, or a combination, seeded and hollowed out
1/4 cup vegetable broth
6 cloves of garlic
2 cups of broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
4 cups of kale, chopped finely
2 medium carrots, diced
1 cup basil, chopped finely
High quality sea salt, to taste
¾ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. oregano
2 Tbs. low-sodium tamari
3/4 cup dried quinoa

Pre-prep:
**Be sure to soak the quinoa overnight in water and rinse well before using.

Instructions for preparing seeded and hollowed peppers:
Make an incision at the rounded top of each pepper, about 1 – 1 ½ inches from the stem.
Cut all around the stem in an even circle, then pull out the stem and the seeds.
Discard stem, and save the rest of the pepper top to chop and add to the filling
If necessary, clean out any remaining seeds from inside the pepper and discard.
In a saucepan place 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the quinoa to the hot water, and simmer until the water is absorbed and the grains become translucent soft (about 10-15 minutes). Pour through a strainer and set to the side in a bowl.

Sauté garlic in vegetable broth over medium heat, until gently cooked, then add onions, and stir until the onions become translucent. Add the broccoli, carrot, chopped pepper tops (from preparing the peppers) and basil and cook gently for a few minutes. Add the sea salt and other seasonings to the veggie mixture and stir it up!

Add the cooked quinoa and mix everything together well.
Adjust seasonings to your taste. The mixture should taste slightly saltier than your taste, as the seasoning will be less concentrated when we stuff the plain bell peppers.

Once you are satisfied with your filling, spoon into each pepper, right up to the top.
Place peppers tightly next to each other in a glass dish so they remain upright.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Garnish with fresh basil just before serving.

For more information on Kimberly Snyder, The Beauty Detox Solution or The Beauty Detox Foods please visit www.kimberlysnyder.net or www.beautydetoxfoods.com
Monday, June 17, 2013

PopCorners Review/Giveaway

Something about my family and me, we love snacks. Chips, cookies, crackers, veggies and PopCorners.  A few months ago, my family and I had the privilege to work alongside PopCorners on a review. We were so happy with them they ended up being one of our favorite snacks that we have had the chance to try. Now, PopCorners is adding four new flavors and they were kind enough to send me three of the new flavors to try and enjoy.

Pop Corners offers six flavors Butter, White Cheddar, Sea Salt, Kettle, Caramel, and Cheesy Jalapeno and in two different sizes 1.1oz or 5oz bags. PopCorners is a healthy and gluten-free snack and the first ever popcorn chip.  They are in the process of launching a whole grain line of PopCorners that are all natural, gluten free and non-GMO.  They have four flavors: Sweet Cinnamon, Twisted Salt, Memphis BBQ and a fourth flavor that’s in the works.

Almondina Brand Cookies Review

(Description form the website)
An all-natural, crispy almond cookie that has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.

Crunchy, addictive, healthful
Free of cholesterol, coloring and preservatives
Made with no added fat or salt
Low in calories – only 30 per slice
Proudly made in America
Kosher and Pareve (non dairy)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Last Ride 'A Story of Hank Williams' Blu-ray Review

Ride off into the sunset with the most legendary country artist of all-time when THE LAST RIDE arrived on Blu-ray and DVD June 4 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast including Henry Thomas (E.T.), Jesse James (Jumper), Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”), Fred Dalton Thompson (“Law & Order”) and Stephen Tobolowsky (“Californication”), this powerful film retraces the final days of a true American icon.

Based on the controversial life story of singer-songwriter, Hank Williams, THE LAST RIDE tells the powerful tale of country music’s original bad boy. The man, the myth and the music come together when Williams travels from Alabama to a series of New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio. This remarkable journey leads straight into the heart and soul of the legendary performer...as he takes one last shot at redemption. Featuring all-new versions of Hank Williams’ greatest songs, this emotional tale of hope and truth is one you’ll never forget.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pink Blush Maternity Review/Giveaway 'Mama Must Haves Gift Guide'



Since becoming pregnant, I have been searching for some of the most trendy maternity clothes. Clothes that look great, made a good quality material, and something that I could see myself in even if I was not pregnant. I have recently come across a company that offers a huge selection of maternity clothes that are stylish and can make you feel great with your growing belly until the very end. Pink Blush offers clothes for your everyday needs from tops, bottoms, dresses active wear and even items to help with nursing. I was sent the Aqua White Embroidered Maternity/Nursing Top to review for part of my Mama Must Haves Gift Guide.

Value Rays Warm Mouse Review

I don't know about you but when I am on the computer which can be several hours nonstop I can tend to start to get cold hands. I suffer from poor circulation, so after a while my hands and my feet can start to get really cold. When I was the given the opportunity to do a review on Value Rays Warm Mouse I was really intrigued by what I read on the website. So, I couldn't wait to get the item and see if it really offered what it said.

ValueRays offers USB infrared heated products like: warm mouse, heated mouse pad  heated keyboard pad and Mouse Hand Warmer and more. ValueRays USB Hand Warmers provide a comfortable way to use the computer! 

Youth Perfect Spa Pillow Case Review/Giveaway


The last few years I have been purchasing anti-aging products to help with various issues. Issues like stress lines, crow’s eyes, fine lines little things like this. These are the lines that others don't really see but I see them when I am cleaning my face or applying makeup. I also want to attach other aging issues before they even start. One thing I have never thought about was a pillow case that can help with aging issues. When you think about it sleeping on a wrinkled pillow case all night every night will eventually have an effect on your face. When I was contacted by Youth Perfect to do a review on their Spa Pillow Case I was really excited to see the results and also my poor face could use some help every night when I am asleep.

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