Monday, July 17, 2017

Organic Castor Oil by Shiny Leaf


*Organic Castor Oil by Shiny Leaf

There is no need to spend a ton of money on those expensive Eye Lash/Eye Brow serums when you can just use this Organic Castor Oil and achieve the same results!
Actually Castor Oil has many uses beyond helping hair grow.  It also has many therapeutic uses like preventing the growth of viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds, reduces itching and swelling on the skin, healing fungal infections, can also help increase circulation as well, among other things.
However, Castor Oil really can work wonders on the hair!  Not only can it help hair grow faster but it can help it grow thicker, stronger and make it shinier as well.  I like to do a Castor Oil Hair Mask a couple times a week to keep my hair happy and healthy.  I massage Castor Oil into my roots and scalp and then work it through to the ends of my hair, cover it with a cap and then leave in on overnight.  If I don't feel like sleeping with the Castor Oil in my hair I will wait until I have a day at home and just put it on in the morning and wash it out before I go to bed.  I will also use this Organic Castor Oil on the ends of my hair to help tame flyaways and frizzies!
So, if you've been thinking about spending your hard earned cash on one of those pricey Eye Lash Serum then why not give this Organic Castor Oil a try first?  It even comes with a handy Eye Lash Wand to apply the Castor Oil to your lashes and eyebrows!
The Organic Castor Oil by Shiny Leaf retails for only $12.16 4oz.


You can find this Organic Castor Oil by Shiny Leaf over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, July 7, 2017

What You Should Be Using For Healthy Hair - The Hair Dance Collection

I am so excited to be sharing this collection of amazing hair products with all of you!  I've been testing these out for a good 2 months now and I am beyond happy with my results.
The Hair Dance collection is all about natural and chemical free hair care products that helps you maintain not just healthy hair but a healthy scalp as well.
Since I've been using these products I've noticed a definite difference in my hair.  It not only looks healthier but feels healthier and stronger.  I have even noticed that my hair has grown faster than it normally does.  I have only been using these Hair Dance products and a few Aveda products sprinkled in so I know it's because of the products I'm using.
Since the products are formulated with natural and chemical free ingredients they smell and preform a bit different that your typical hair products, in a good way.  I will admit it took me awhile to get used to the Nature’s Treatment Shampoo because it doesn't lather...at all.  It doesn't lather because it doesn't contain any sulfates.  I use other shampoos that supposedly don't contain any sulfates but I still have some sort of lather but with this shampoo I don't have any and that took some getting used to.  If you live somewhere that has soft water you might be able to get some lather but where I live we have hard water which equals no lather.  Now that I'm used to it I actually like it and my hair just feels much cleaner than it did when I was using other chemical ridden shampoos.
All of the other products pretty much act the same as similar products but what they do for your hair is definitely unique!  I love that each product lives up to its claims and does exactly what it claims to do.  I will always test and review other hair care products just because that's what I do but I am officially a Hair Dance convert and will be using their products from now on!

Here is the product line up that I've been testing and LOVING along with their product descriptions...

Nature’s Treatment Shampoo: This botanical based formula gently cleanses the hair without any harsh or harmful chemicals. Very mild soap derived from coconut and milk is gentle even for dry, fine, damaged hair. It is pH balanced, enriched with herbal extracts, botanical oils and proteins.  Stimulates hair follicles with natural ingredients (Peppermint Oil, Sage, Nettle, Rosemary) to promote healthy hair growth. Offers great antioxidant protection for your scalp and hair. 
Improves the health of the scalp, and helps to balance the oil production by sebaceous gland. The formula contains many natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to help combat sensitive, dry and itchy scalp. (Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Apple Cider Vinegar). 
Contains no synthetic fragrances. The Shampoo has pleasant fresh smell. No Sulfates, Parabens, Silicones, Dyes, Sodium Chloride, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, DEA and/or TEA. Has not been tested on animals.



Moisture and Strength Conditioner: Green Tea based, enriched with a unique blend of Walnut seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Silk Protein, Vitamin B5, Lemongrass, Apple Fruit Powder, Chamomile, Sage, Nettle,Rosemary, and Vitamin E for soft, shiny, and healthy hair. The product does not contain silicones to prevent build up. This is also helpful to maintain the volume of your hair. It does not leave hair as sleek and shiny as silicone based conditioners but it adds moisture and strength to the hair, makes it easy to brush, does not weigh it down and does not leave a build up.



Hair and Root Stimulator: Inhibits DHT and Promotes healthy hair growth, boosts the scalp’s blood circulation and energizes hair follicle growth. Healthy circulation to the scalp is essential in order for vital nutrients to be absorbed into the roots of the hair, as well as to support hair follicle activity. Enriched with all-natural herbal ingredients, plant extracts, and antioxidants, including: Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Apple Cider Vinegar, L-Arginine, Caffeine, Menthol, Sage and Nettle Extracts, and Essential Oils from Thyme, Rosemary, Cedarwood Bark, and Lavender. Provides excellent antioxidant protection for the hair, scalp and follicles. Anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is an extremely common biproduct of thinning hair, and can literally double the speed at which you lose hair. The non greasy formula allows the product to be used after shampooing. It can make hair get oily a little bit faster for some hair types, so if you do not shampoo daily, you can use this spray in the evening to wash it off in the morning. Contains No Sulfate, No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Fragrances, No Dyes, No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, No Propylene Glycol, No Sodium Chloride. This product is not tested on animals and is safe for all hair types.



Ultra-Light Instant Conditioning Spray: Conditions and detangles the hair with a powerful blend of ingredients derived from nature. Green tea, Aloe Vera, and Silk Protein work together to penetrate, strengthen, nourish, and moisturize the hair. Infused with Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen to add a little bit of volume. Vitamin B5 adds shine and protects the hair from breakage. It is very light formula that will not weigh down fine/thin hair. Does not contain parabens, alcohol, silicones, or fragrance and is non-greasy.



Rejuvenating Hair Oil: Rejuvenating hair oil is all natural, unique blend of Walnut, Argan, Avocado, Wheat Germ, Coconut, Grapeseed oils and Shea Butter formulated to promote strong and healthy hair. Penetrates the hair to soften, strengthen and adds elasticity. This prevents hair from breakage, split ends and dry hair, restores shine. Gives additional nutrition to the scalp and strengthens hair roots. Helps to keep hair moisturized. The benefits of using hair oils have been known to hair specialists for a very long time. Its strong nourishing and restoring effects are beneficial to everyone regardless of their hair type. External factors such as exposure to the sun, salt water, pollution, heat, and the excessive use of hair irons can cause split ends and lifeless looking hair.
Different plant oils have different benefits and act a little bit different depending on hair type. It is important to notice that not all natural oils penetrate the hair. This is why the blend of specific oils provides premium nourishment and protection for your hair. 
The build-up from retail hair products may prevent the oil from penetrating the shaft and improving its condition. It is important to use silicon free products when you are in a process of healing your hair.  Can be used as an overnight treatment for deep conditioning or apply small amount to damp hair after the shower to lock in moisture.

Silky Touch Dry Shampoo: Silky Touch Dry Shampoo is 100% natural and organic. It absorb excess of oil from hair instantly adding the volume and changing the look from dirty to clean. Leaves hair feeling soft and clean to the touch, not stiff or sticky. Blends in very well with any hair color, lasts a long time and only a very small amount of the product needed to achieve great results. It absorbs excess of oil without using chemicals, is gentle, adds instant volume and leaves hair clean and healthy.



If you are struggling with dry, damaged, stressed and over worked hair or if your just looking to make the switch to a more natural way of taking care of your hair then the Hair Dance products are the way to go!  I cannot recommend them enough!
You can find these and other Hair Dance products over on myhairdance.com.

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Grip Trio Collection by Kenra Professional For All Day Hold & Style Without The Crunch!


If it's one thing that annoys the heck out of me it's hair that feels like it has a ton of product in it.  You know what I'm talking about.  It's like on those days when you think it's a good idea to use a leave-in conditioner, mousse, styling gel and hairspray.  It sound good in theory but all you end up with is heavy, crunchy hair!  Ugh!
This is where The new Grip Trio Collection from Kenra Professional come in!  I have seriously been loving all of these products.  They are lightweight, provide texture and volume AND they hold all day!
The Whip Grip Mousse retails for $17.00 for 8oz at Ulta.
The Whip Grip Mousse is lightweight and airy, creates a ton of volume all without making hair feel crunchy or stiff.
The Air Grip Spray retails for $17.00 for 8oz at Ulta.
The Air Grip Spray is lightweight, provides 50% more grip to hair and provides excellent definition and volume.
  The High Grip Spray retails for $19 for 8oz at Ulta.
The High Grip Spray provides 24 hour hold that's lightweight while maintaining style and definition.

To create my all day, flexible style all I need is a little dollop of the Whip Grip Mousse worked into my damp hair.  Next, I will let it air dry, but before it dries completely I use my blow dryer on low heat to finish drying the roots and voilĂ !  I have the volume that I need to create the perfect hairstyle.  Once I've added some curls with my flatiron or curling iron I use the Air Grip Spray to add some texture and definition and sometimes I just stop there.  However, if I really need my style to last I will use the High Grip Spray.  By using the High Grip Spray I know my hair isn't going anywhere but it will still have flexibility, which is absolutely amazing.

The Grip Trio Collection was created in collaboration with Steph Brinkerhoff @hairandmakeupbysteph who is a social media star and professional up-styling educator.  The bridal hairstyles she creates and is famous for are nothing short of awe inspiring.  Knowing Steph creates amazing bridal hairstyles it's easy to see why she wanted to use products that give lightweight volume and texture and that also provide all day hold.  This The Grip Trio Collection does all that and more! Well done Kenra and Steph, well done!




If you have a wedding coming up, whether your the bride, bridesmaid or even just a guest these are definitely the products you want to create a soft, flexible, beautiful all day style!  You can find these and other Kenra Professional products at Ulta and Ulta.com.

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Instant Peel Exfoliant by Earthen Skincare


*Instant Peel Exfoliant by Earthen Skincare

I love a good peel.  I usually go for an acid peel but this particular peel uses proteins and enzymes to gently slough away dead skin cells.  I will admit that I was a bit skeptical but thankfully I was pleasantly surprised at how well this Peel worked!  The only negative I can say about this product is that it's kinda messy.  As long as you go into it knowing that things might get a bit messy then you should be good to go!
To use this special peel Earthen Skincare recommends that you steam your face for about 5 minutes before application to prepare the skin for ample exfoliation.  As a shortcut, I found it works the same if you just do it while your taking a shower, plus it's easier to clean up!
The actual product comes in convenient, individual packets which makes this peel a great one to travel with as well.  The peel solution itself reminds me a bit watered down paint.  You can either pour the product out into your hand and then massage into your face, neck and decollete all at once or you can do a little at a time and do it in sections.  I've tried both methods but I found it's less messy if you do it in sections.  Once the product is applied you simply massage it into the skin and as it dries it will begin to roll taking with it dead skin and debris.  When you feel like there is no more product left on the skin you can rise with warm water to reveal amazingly revitalized skin!  I was impressed how much more clear, vibrant and glowy my skin looked after just one use!  I'm a sucker for masks and peels and this one definitely made it onto my new favorites list!  
 I would recommend this for all skin types.  However, if you have super sensitive skin it would be a good idea to do a test patch first.
This Instant Peel Exfoliant by Earthen Skincare retails for $50.00 for 6 single use packets.  However, you can also find it on Amazon.com for $45.00 with your Prime Membership!

   

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Best BCAA by Natrogix



If you like to work out and and you want to get the most out of it then you should be using a BCAA supplement. There are actually many reasons why I think you should be taking a Branched Chain Amino Acids supplement.  First of all BCAA's are vital for helping to improve exercise performance and reducing muscle breakdown.  However, did you know that BCAA's are also often used to treat a variety of diseases?  Primarily, Lou Gehrig's disease, but they are also used to treat certain brain conditions due to liver disease, cancer patients, people who are confined to bed rest and also the elderly.  Plus, it also helps with muscle soreness post work out!
This Best BCAA by Natrogix contains 3 grams of Creatine which will help with muscle growth and endurance.  It also contains other potent ingredients like L Leucine, L Glutamine, L Isoleucine and L Valine.  This combination works synergistically to help you get the most out of your workouts!  As an added bonus it tastes pretty amazing too, kind of fruity but leaning more towards a peach flavor.  In fact, I was thinking about making some BCAA popsicle's out of it!


You can find this Best BCAA by Natrogix over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Oval Brush Set by Nora's Brushes


*Oval Brush Set by Nora's Brushes


It's always nice to get new brushes.  Especially when they are brushes that you've been wanting for a long time!  I have been dying to get my hands on these Oval Brushes forever but since I already have a ton of makeup brushes I really couldn't justify spending the money.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I was sent some to review!!
This Oval Brush Set by Nora's Brushes isn't the original, super expensive Oval Brush Set.  But, it's a great alternative and super affordable at only $23.95 and I think that's a great bargain for some seriously great brushes!
The brushes seem to be great quality and are made with hygienic, super soft, synthetic hairs which means they are also cruelty free!  I've been testing them out for a few weeks now and I have not had any issues with any shedding which is usually an indication of a poor quality brush and no shedding here!
The brushes blend liquid and powder foundation beautifully and I really like that they do not absorb a bunch of the product like some brushes can.  I haven't mastered the eye brushes just yet.  I think those may take a little more practice but I am a definitely a fan of the bigger face brushes! 
I highly recommend checking these brushes out for yourself or getting them as a gift for someone.

Here is a pic of my brushes and you can see some product on the brushes but barely any at all.  That's a good thing, that means less product is being used which saves money!



You can find this Oval Brush Set by Nora's Brushes over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Age-Defying Eye Serum by Nerium International ~ Giveaway


I've taken the last couple of months to really test out a variety of Nerium products.  I wanted to see if they could live up to all the hype and so far so good!  I most recently tested and reviewed the ever popular Age-Defying Night Cream and I can say I am definitely a fan of it and would recommend it if it fits into your budget.
Next up is the Age-Defying Eye Serum and another great Nerium product!  This Eye Serum is one that you will be able see instant benefits and results and well as in the long term benefits.  If you have puffy eyes this will rapidly de-puff them and you can say goodbye to dark circles!  It will also make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.  The Age-Defying Eye Serum will immediately hydrate, tighten, lighten and brighten the entire eye area.  However, due to the tightening effect of this serum it may not feel as hydrating as other eye creams and serums.  
I've seen some really amazing results with this Eye Serum.  Some lucky peeps have even reported that they no longer need to use concealer when they use this Eye Serum!  Unfortunately, I'm not one of those lucky peeps but it has really helped with my puffy eyes, fine lines and at least made dark circles less noticeable!
The other thing is this Eye Serum is a little more labor intensive than a normal serum or cream.  There is a little trick to using this Eye Serum and to get the best results.  All you need is one pump for both eyes (they recommend using one pump for each eye but I found you can get away with one or one and a half for both).  Take a few seconds to gently smooth the serum around the eye area and make sure to pay close attention to those fine lines and wrinkles.  Once the Eye Serum is evenly spread you will need to stop smoothing and stay expressionless for 30 seconds as the product dries.  VoilĂ , a new, younger looking YOU!  
If you still feel you need to use concealer just make sure the Eye Serum is completely dry before applying any makeup, otherwise the Eye Serum can possibly ball up under the makeup (I know because I have had this happen to me and trust me it's not a good look!).

Here are a few un-retouched before and after pics that are pretty incredible...






The Age-Defying Eye Serum by Nerium International has been dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and is ideal for use on all skin types.  For ingredients and more detailed information you can go to Nerium.com.
The Age-Defying Eye Serum retails for $80.00 or you can get it for $60.00 it you sign up for auto-delivery.  If you would like to purchase the Nerium Eye Serum you can contact Nerium Brand Partner, Jennifer @ 541-815-1119 or visit her Nerium website!
You can also enter the Giveaway below and win a FREE Age-Defying Eye Serum!

The giveaway starts 06/22/17 at 9 a.m. PT and will run through 07/14/17 until 9 a.m. PT.
The winner will be announced by 07/17/17 and will be notified via email.



This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!