Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pure Shea Butter Review

I am in LOVE!...with 100% Pure African Shea Butter from Cleopatra's Choice!

I have horribly dry feet...I mean, they are horrible, and it seems like no matter what I do, they are always dry and cracking. I can soak, exfoliate, scrap, sandblast, and use an entire tub of foot cream, but nothing helps! Okay, that last part *might* have been a bit of an exaggeration, but seriously, my feet are my biggest problem area.

You have got to understand how excited I was to find out that I was going to get to try out this Shea butter, because I just knew that finally I was going to have something that would work. I had read all the testimonials on how great Shea butter had been on peoples skin. Helping with everything from dry skin, Psoriasis Dryness, Eczema and Acne, to scars and stretch marks. Shea butter is a deep moisturizer for skin, and contains Vitamins A, E, and F.

Shea butter is one of the top used ingredients by DIYers when making things like, body butter, deodorant, lotions, and soaps. One of my favorite DIY recipes for Shea Butter is for this Healing Heel Crack Salve from Shannon Buck over at Fresh Picked Beauty.

Her recipe using this Shea butter is working wonders on my feet! Even if you don't have the means to create this awesome salve, the Shea butter by itself is superb. The first night I had it, I did my usual soak, and exfoliate routine...only this time when I moisturized, I used this Shea butter and put on a thick pair of socks. The next morning, I could not believe how soft my feet were. I still have a little bit of work to do on them, but the cracks in my heals are not as bad as they were, my feet are softer, and even my toenails are stronger, which is huge because up until this point, not only were my heels cracking, but my baby toe nail was splitting right down the middle from being so dry.

I am telling you, if you have dry skin, or hair, you HAVE to get this Shea butter. Your hair and skin will love you for it. There is one little piece of advice I have though...because this is pure Shea butter, then scent might be a little off putting to some, so a good essential oil will help with that!

You can find this awesome stuff, by clicking HERE where you can pick up a one pound tub for $14.00 down from $26.00 for a savings of 42%

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Purely Holistic Phytoceramides Skin Therapy Supplement Review

When we set out to change how we look and feel, we usually attack things from two sides...internally and externally. When we try to transform our bodies, we know that in order to be successful, we must change our diets (internal), and exercise (external)...together, we know that we will reach our desired goals.

It is no different, when you set out to improve your skin, nails, or hair...while cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, will take care of the outside, how do we take care of the inside? One Word...Phytoceramides.

What exactly are Phytocermides, you might ask; Well, in short, they are components found in sweet potatoes, rice, and wheat, that penetrate each of the four layers of our skin, and have the ability to lock in moisture, thus creating a younger, plumper, healthier, and rejuvenated skin.

While it is true that you can find these components in each of the three foods I just mentioned, I am going to focus on one type in particular. Phytoceramides with rice, from Purely Holistic.

Purely Holistic uses rice based phytoceramides which have been clinically proven to be superior to Liowheat based Phytoceramides. Clinical studies proved that rice based phytoceramides were up to 33% more effective at improving the signs of aging skin than wheat phytoceramides. 

These tablets are NON-GMO, and combat crows feet, age spots, dark under eye circles, and other signs of aging skin.

I have taken one pill a day for the last few weeks, and while it does make me want to drink more water (which is a great thing), there are no negative side effects.It can take some time to notice the results, as is the case with most oral supplements, but I have noticed that my under eye circles are not as noticeable, and my face looks brighter. All in all, I recommend this product!

You can find this product HERE for $25.00 down from $39.99 for a savings of 37%

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum Review + Giveaway

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all well, and settling back into whatever routine you have during the school year. As for me, its a bit different this year, as I am homeschooling my preschooler, but that's for another post.

I am actually here to tell you about another great Vitamin C Serum that I have had the pleasure of testing. As I am sure you have noticed, I have been able to test some beauty products, that have been wonderful on my skin, and this Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum is no different. With 20% vitamin c, and boosted with vitamin e, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, this serum truly does feel like velvet on your skin, just like the company claims!

This product comes in a blue, glass bottle (as seen in the picture above), and has an eye dropper for easy dispensing. It absorbs easy, leaves no greasy feeling behind, and a little goes a long way. Just a drop or two will cover your entire face.

After washing you face, just apply one to two drops to your face and neck, followed by a good moisturizer. I noticed results pretty quickly, but it can take up to 30 days to notice any results.

You can find  Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum HERE for $9.99 during their limited time 60% OFF Launch sale! Comes with 365 day no hassle money back guarantee! However, the wonderful people over at Dr. Song, have decided that one lucky reader, should have their very own bottle FREE! So, enter below, and Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream Review

I have been on a search for great beauty products, and have had the chance to review quite a few, but never really had the chance to try a good eye cream. So I was really excited when I was given the chance to test Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream.

This eye cream is supposed to battle all of our biggest concerns, when it comes to the skin around our eyes...dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, dryness, sags, and bags.

Body Merry has used some great ingredients in this eye cream, including,  peptides like Matrixyl-3000 and Tripeptide-5 with an ocean based Retinol and botanical Hyaluronic Acid. As well as lots of antioxidants, organic vitamins and minerals, pure plant oils and botanical actives, such as, Aloe, Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin C, Cucumber, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Tamanu Oil, Green Tea, Licorice, Eyebright, Avocado Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Lemon, Lemongrass, Vitamin B5, Lavender, and Chamomile 

As can be expected by using so many of these ingredients, the scent of this product is very herbal. It is a refreshing scent, and very different from your average beauty product.

When I first received the product, I was impressed with how much care was taken during the shipping process. Everything possible, was done to make sure that this product was protected, so as to reach you in great condition. 

The eye cream is packaged in a small white pump bottle, and while it is only 1 oz.,  it will last for a long time, since you only have to use a very tiny bit. The product itself is a white cream, and it goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly, and has a slight tingle. I attribute that the the botanical ingredients.

This is much more than you would use, but I wanted to give you an idea of how the product looked.

I really like the scent, and I love that this product is not tested on animals. The results were almost immediate for me; I use it in the morning, and at night, and after my very first use I noticed a difference in the dark circles under my eyes. 

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a great anti aging eye cream. You can find it HERE for $24.95 down from $69.95 for a savings of 64%

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Propresser Garlic Press Review

As anyone that uses fresh garlic in their recipes knows, mincing garlic can sometimes be tedious, especially if you need a lot of it for a large recipe. You are peeling, mincing, scraping, and releasing those great oils that bring out the awesome garlic flavor in your meals. You are left with very stinky hands, because lets face it...garlic smells and taste great in your recipes, but not so much on your hands. It is also pretty hard to get rid of the smell!

I make Italian food at least once a week, and as such, find myself using a lot of garlic. I was getting tired of the stinky hands, and had even tried the pre-minced jarred garlic...I wouldn't recommend it! So when I was given the chance to test and review this garlic press from Orblue, you know I jumped at it!

When the press arrived, it came right on time, as it was pasta night and I was making a batch of sauce. I put it to work crushing a few cloves of garlic. I tried it both with and without the skin on the cloves, and it worked well on both. The cavity is large, so I was able to put large cloves in. It didn't take much pressure at all to crush the clove, then I just scrapped the garlic off the press, and added it to my sauce.

I really wish I had snapped a picture of it in use, but I was so excited to use it, that it totally slipped my mind. However, if you want to see it in use, please click HERE and check out the YouTube video!

Perfect crushed garlic, no stinky hands! Even better, the process by which the garlic is squeezed through the press, brought out all the great oils that give you that delicious garlic flavor. I am really glad that I was able to test this press, and what makes this press even better is that it comes with a 200% guarantee...yes 200%. That means that if you have ANY problems with your Propresser Garlic Press FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE PRODUCT simply let the company know and they will refund every penny of your purchase AND send you a brand new unit free of charge! That is an AMAZING guarantee!

You can get your hands on your very own Garlic Press HERE for $14.99 down from $45.00 for a savings of 67%

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Magnetic Screen Door - iGotTech

I think we can all agree, mosquitoes and bugs are a nuisance, especially if they manage to find a way inside the house.

Well, with kids coming in and out, those pesky bugs are bound to get in while that door is open. There are ways to stop them of course; you can get one of those big screen doors that you have to mount just right, and has all kinds of screws and hardware that you have to use, OR you can use this great magnetic screen door, brought to us by the folks over at iGotTech.

This screen door is so easy to install. The "door" itself has the loop side of the velcro, already pre-applied. You simply add the hook side (which is supplied), then fit it to the door you want to use it on. It also comes with support nails, if you feel like you need the extra support.

This particular model fits doors 34"x82" or smaller, so it fit my back door perfectly.

As you can see, it was just big enough to create a good seal all the way around my door. Since this is the door that we use the most, it was important that we have some kind of barrier in place for all those nasty Texas bugs!

You can see how strong the magnets are, as there are no gaps in the opening at all. This has been great, because as we all know, sometimes kids forget to close the problem with this one, because it does all the work for you! This isn't just a great door for kids though, it is just as easy for pets to use as well, so if you have dogs, don't worry, they will still be able to let themselves in!

With the cooler months coming, this magnetic screen door will allow you to open your doors and get that fresh autumn air in, but keep the bugs out. I am definitely looking forward to that! If you want to see the product in use, you can watch the YouTube video HERE

I highly recommend this product, and if you think it is something that you would like, you can find it HERE, for $29.95 down from $49.95 for a savings of 40%

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Liebster Blog Award!

I am so excited! I was just nominated for a Liebster Blog Award by the lovely Jenny over at Reviews by Jenny! If you don't know what a Liebster is, don't fret, I didn't know what it was either until Jenny nominated me!

The Liebster Blog Award introduces new bloggers that have a following of less than 200, and helps them connect with other bloggers. The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Include your answers to the questions you were asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
  • Choose 5-10 blogs (with less than 200 followers) and link to them in your post.
  • Go to their page and let them know!
  • No tag backs

  • So, here the part where I get to tell you a little bit more about myself, by answering the questions that Jenny posted!

    1. What is something you learned in the last week? I learned more about Autism, which is something that affects my family directly; my 7 year old son was diagnosed with Autism just shortly after starting Kindergarten, he is now in second grade.

    2. Besides blogging, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I like to crochet, craft, and tackle various DIY projects. 

    3. Favorite genre of music? I don't really have a favorite genre; I was raised on Blues and Jazz, as well as the classics like The Beatles. However, I listen to everything.

    4. Do you have any siblings? I have a total of 8 siblings... 5 sisters, and 3 brothers. I was adopted and recently found my birth parents, so now I have LOTS of siblings :)

    5. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I dislike cleaning the toilet, because I have a son (missed the target, anyone?) However, I LOVE to clean when I am upset, it is therapeutic to me.

    6. What is your favorite quote/saying? "
    Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome." ~Booker T. Washington

    7. What is the last movie you watched? Did you like it? The last movie I watched was The Avengers, and Yes, I liked it! :)

    8. Do you have any children?  I have two children; a 7 year old son, and a 3 year old daughter. I plan to have more!

    9. What was your favorite food as a child? Lasagna, it was the first meal my grandmother made me, during my first family meal after being adopted. To this day, it is my favorite, and nobody can make it quite like she does :)

    10. Any secret or hidden talents? I do A LOT with my feet, they are another set of hands at times. I think I have passed that trait on to my kids!

    11. What is your advice/tip for new bloggers? Don't be afraid to reach out to other, more experienced bloggers. For the most part, we are all on the same team, and we are willing to help one another. After all, we all started at the bottom :)

    Now for the fun part! Here are my nominees!

    1. When did you start blogging?
    2. If you could do one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    3. Do you have any siblings?
    4. Do you have any kids?
    5. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
    6. What do you like to do in your free time?
    7. What would be the ultimate vacation?
    8. What is something unique about yourself
    9. Favorite quote/saying?
    10. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
    11. What is your number 1 tip for fellow bloggers
    Okay everyone, there you have it! Answer these questions on your blog, nominate 5-10 bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.

    Thank you to Jenny for nominating me, and as always, thank you all for being my wonderful readers! I love connecting with all of you, and would love to learn more about each of you, so feel free to leave me a comment introducing yourself!