Monday, December 28, 2015

Squeaky Bear Dog Toy by Mavel Review & Giveaway



Lately, this has been the toy of choice for my furbabies!  We have a toy box for all of the dog toys and when we come home from work this Squeaky Bear Dog Toy by Mavel is the one my Kosmo aka Chocolate Bay grabs.  He loves thing toy, carries it around constantly and even bring it to bed sometimes.  It's a very well made toy, it has even been the victim of a couple tug-of-wars between Kosmo, our Chocolate Lab and Karley our PitBull and it has survived it well!  Plus, it squeaks and what dog doesn't love a squeaky dog toy!


Would you like to win a FREE Squeaky Bear Dog Toy by Mavel for your furbabies?  Well, the nice people at Mavel have offered to sponsor a Giveaway!  The Giveaway starts 12/28/15 @ 1:00 p.m. and ends 01/07/16 @ 1:00 p.m. and is open to residents of U.S. and Canada.  Good Luck!


You can also purchase this Squeaky Bear Dog Toy by Mavel over on Amazon.com...

 

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100% Tea Tree Essential Oil by Simply Earth***Mask Monday***



Happy Mask Monday!!  Tea Tree Oil is the #1 ingredient that I like to add when I am doing a Mud Mask.  Tea Tree Oil does so many wonderful things for skin which makes it the perfect ingredient to add to a Mud Mask. (recipe for my Tea Tree Oil Mud Mask is listed below)
The most common uses for Tea Tree Oil are for Acne, Cold Sores, Psoriasis Itchy insect bites, sores and sunburns and it is even used to help treat congestion and respiratory tract infections.  Recently, I have been using it to help clear up the cold/flu thing that has been hanging around.  Since Tea Tree Oil is an antiviral essential oil I just add a few drops to a steaming bowl of hot water, cover my head with a towel and breathe in the vapors for five to ten minutes.  It really does help clear my sinuses and it just feels like it's working away killing off all the germs!
I have mentioned Simply Earth here on my blog before and they use only 100% pure ingredients and there are no additives and their oils are undiluted.  The other really cool thing about Simply Earth is that they donate a percentage of their profits to different causes and this month they are donating 13% of the profits from purchases to The Hope Project to help end human trafficking!  That in itself is a beautiful thing.  I am always behind a company that gives back!

Tea Tree Oil Mud Mask:

1 Tbsp Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
1 Tbsp Water (the warmer the water the better)
3-4 drops of 100% Tea Tree Essential Oil by Simply Earth

Mix together all ingredients until smooth then apply, preferably with a brush, then let dry for about 20 minutes then rinse to reveal fresh, clean, soft and smooth skin!  If you need more mask just simply add equal parts of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and Water.  You can also add more Tea Tree Oil if you would like it to be a little more intense.
I found the perfect little Mask Mixing Bowl Set on Amazon that comes with bowl, measuring spoons, mixing spatula and brush and I use it to mix all my loose powder masks so be sure to check that out as well (it's only $2.09!).

You can find this 100% Tea Tree Essential Oil by Simply Earth on simplyearth.com and Amazon.com...

     

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100% Pine Essential Oil by Simply Earth



Who knew Pine Essential Oil can be used for such a wide variety of health benefits!  For instance, Pine Essential Oil can be used to help treat psoriasis, eczema, blemishes and other skin issues.  It can also be used to treat pain resulting from things like swollen joints or arthritis.  Just applying some Pine Essential Oil to the affected areas will help reduce inflammation and redness and simultaneously eliminating the pain.
Aromatherapy is another great way to enjoy the benefits of 100% Pine Essential Oil by Simply Earth.  You can combine with other Essential Oils like Cedarwood, Rosemary, Lavender or Sage to make your own Aromatherapy elixir and enjoy the stress relief benefits.  Or just massage in a little Pine Oil on the back of your neck and feel the tension melt away!  It can also provide mental clarity and relieve anxiety.
Are you going to be adding Pine Oil to your Essential Oil arsenal?  As always, only use all natural or Organic Essential Oils like the ones from Simply Earth.  I have mentioned Simply Earth here on my blog before and they use only 100% pure ingredients and there are no additives and their oils are undiluted.  The other really cool thing about Simply Earth is that they donate a percentage of their profits to different causes and this month they are donating 13% of the profits from purchases to The Hope Project to help end human trafficking!  That in itself is AMAZING.  I am always behind a company that gives back!
Go to simplyearth.com and get more information on this 100% Pine Essential Oil by Simply Earth and check out their other Essential Oils and other products!  You can also find their Essential Oils on Amazon.com...

 

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Organic 28 Day Detox Tea by YSEKU ORGANICS




After the Holidays is the perfect time to start a detox!  I like to do a detox about once a month anyway but I usually do a pretty intense one at the end of the year or right at the beginning.  It just depends what my schedule is like during those time frames.
This Organic 28 Day Detox Tea by YSEKU ORGANICS is a great way to do a detox.  This tea has
key ingredients like Green Tea, Peppermint, Green Roobios, Lemon Peel and many others that work together to help your system remove toxins and impurities while also providing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  With this 28 Day Detox Tea you will also find that it helps reduce your appetite and you will have increased energy levels.
I like to drink my Organic 28 Day Detox Tea by YSEKU ORGANICS first thing in the morning to help get my metabolism going and so it helps keep my appetite in check.  I also like to have a cup around 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. in the afternoon for a little pick me up.  It smells great and has a great taste with a little kick to it.
While I haven't been loosing any weight while I have been drinking this tea for the last few weeks (I don't consider waste weight loosing weight) I have definitely felt more invigorated and I have had a lot more energy.  The best thing is that I don't find myself reaching for a sugary afternoon snack and my appetite is sufficiently suppressed!
I would recommend to start using this Organic 28 Day Detox Tea by YSEKU ORGANICS at the first of the year when you are planning to start all your other New Year's resolutions.  I really think it will help you feel more energized, help keep your appetite in check and combined with some healthy eating and a workout plan I know it could really help you loose those few pounds you have been wanting to loose!



You can find this Organic 28 Day Detox Tea by YSEKU ORGANICS on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Face Moisturizer by Spirit Naturals


I thought I my age I wouldn't be dealing with oily skin anymore.  Wrong!  Even at 42 I still have very oily skin.  People always tell me it's a blessing and that it will help keep me looking younger longer but for me it's just a big pain.  I am constantly trying out products that will help me keep my oily skin in check.  For me, it's all about finding the right moisturizer that balances out my skin.
For the last few weeks I have been using this Face Moisturizer by Spirit Naturals and so far I have been really impressed! What I like most about this moisturizer is that it's made with all natural and Organic ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Hemp Oil and Vitamins B5, E, and B12 which is important for me and my skin.
This lotion is lightweight, is quickly absorbed and leaves skin feeling nourished and hydrated not greasy or oily at all.  It really helps balance my oily skin and prep it for makeup.  One pump is enough to cover my entire face and neck so a little goes a long way which means the 1.7 oz. bottle will last me a long time!
So far so good with this Face Moisturizer by Spirit Naturals!  It has helped keep my oily skin in check while keeping my skin hydrated at the same time.  I also have not experienced any breakouts from this which happens sometimes with moisturizers.
I would recommend this moisturizer for all skin types! 
You can find this Face Moisturizer by Spirit Naturals over on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

True Glow Eye Cream by Valentia



As a beauty blogger you can probably imagine that I am slightly obsessed with skincare and you would be right!  One skincare product that I think you should start using as early as your late teens is an Eye Cream.  A good Eye Cream can make all the difference.  You really start showing your age around your eyes first (at least that is where it's most noticeable first) and it's why the earlier you can start using an Eye Cream the better.
When looking for an Eye Cream you should pick one that only uses quality natural and Organic ingredients like this True Glow Eye Cream by Valentia.  This True Glow Eye Cream contains Organic Rosehip Oil, Vitamin C, Astaxanthin and Arnica among others.  Combined these ingredients helps brighten up dark circles, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps tighten and smooth, reduces puffiness and leaves eye area feeling well hydrated.  Everything you want from a good Eye Cream!
The cream itself has the appearance and feeling of a thicker cream but once it's applied it is instantly absorbed into skin and it wears perfectly under makeup.  Once pump is all you need for both eyes, a little goes a long way.  For best results I gently dab in the True Glow Eye Cream by Valentia all around my eye area and if I have any of the Eye Cream left over I will also use it on my neck!
This Eye Cream has everything that I look for in a great Eye Cream and more!  You can purchase the True Glow Eye Cream by Valentia on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Triple Milled French Soaps by FLEUR D' EXTASE



I'm what I like to call a bit of a soap snob, if there is such a thing.  I don't usually buy soap from the drug store or just any ol' place.  I usually buy my soaps at Ross or T.J. Maxx where I find special Triple French Milled soaps that smell amazing and leave my skin feeling and smelling pretty incredible and they at a fraction of what they normally cost.  Triple French Milled is the process in which the soap is made.  The soap mixture is passed through high pressure steel rollers a minimum of three times, which is where "Triple French Milled" comes from.  The result of this process means the soap will be free of impurities, it will be more dense which means it will last a lot longer than a typical soap and it will be smoother and more creamy.  Basically, it's soap at it's best!
So, I was beyond excited to see this beautiful box of Triple Milled French Soaps by FLEUR D' EXTASE over on Amazon.  They are Triple French Milled, all natural, smell amazing thanks to the added Essential Oils of Lavender, Tahitian Vanilla and Rose among others and they come in a adorable gift box.  Wonderful little soaps that leave my skin feeling clean and smelling pretty amazing, if I do say so myself!

You can find these Triple Milled French Soaps by FLEUR D' EXTASE on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Moisturizing Gel Socks with Essential Oils by Kilimanjaro Health & Beauty


It may be a little too late for a "Last Minute Christmas Gift" but maybe you have a Birthday coming up?  If so, these Moisturizing Gel Socks with Essential Oils by Kilimanjaro Health & Beauty would make a great gift!  These socks are lined with a special gel that releases Vitamin E along with Essential Oils to help soften dry, rough and cracked feet and leave feet feeling moisturized, nourished and soft.  Plus, they also have a nice, soft Rose scent to them.
They are simply a little slice of heaven for your feet!  They might feel a little weird when you first slip them on, they are kinda squishy, but once the heat of your feet warms up the gel they feel pretty amazing.  I love slipping these on before bed, they are super comfy and then I can let them work their magic overnight and wake up with super soft feet.
I only wish they were a little bigger, more like ankle socks instead of bootie socks.  I'm not a fan of bootie socks in general but I don't actually wear these socks out and about with shoes on so I guess it really doesn't matter.  After all, I only wear them around the house to bed.
However, I do think these socks would be perfect to bring on a long flight!



You can find these Moisturizing Gel Socks with Essential Oils by Kilimanjaro Health & Beauty over on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

The Ultimate Water Bottle by Xtreme Canteen



I will admit it.  I used to be one of those that bought cases of water and went through water bottle after water bottle.  Even though I recycled those bottles it still left me feeling like I was wasn't doing my part in trying to help keep our planet sustainable.  I knew I had to make a change and that's when I discovered a variety of stainless steel water bottles and I haven't gone back to a regular water bottle since.
If you have never experienced a stainless steel water bottle I am here to tell you that you are missing out!  I like my water cold, ice cold and that is my favorite thing about a high quality stainless steel water bottle like this one by Xtreme Canteen.  First thing every morning I fill up my Xtreme Canteen and the great thing is that ice will still be there so I can just keep filling it with water throughout the day.  Actually, I will still ice well into the next day.  Such a cool feature!  Plus, you can even put a hot beverage or even some soup in it and it will stay hot for about 12 hours!  I also love that it's 32 oz. (also comes in 40 oz!) because I drink a ton of water throughout the day and the larger size means fewer trips to the faucet.
This Xtreme Canteen is made with 18/8 food grade stainless steel, BPA free, 100% recyclable and has a lifetime warranty!  It also comes in a variety of awesome colors, my personal favorite is the one I have which is the Tiffani Blue!  Love!


Head over to xtremecanteen.com for more detailed info on the The Ultimate Water Bottle by Xtreme Canteen!  You can also purchase the Xtreme Canteen on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson. In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hyaluronic Acid by OZ Naturals


Hyaluronic Acid is one of my favorite skincare ingredients, right up there with Vitamin C.  Hyaluronic Acid actually occurs naturally throughout the human body and is a popular skincare ingredient.  Hyaluronic Acid is famous for being able to retain moisture and why it's so vital in anti-aging products.  In fact, it can hold up to six liters of water per gram!  Amazing!
Taking Hyaluronic Acid orally like this one from OZ Naturals can provide the body with additional Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated, soft and plump and can also benefit hair, nails, eyes and even joints!
This supplement not only contains Hyaluronic Acid but it also contains MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane.  MSM is necessary for collagen production and it's also what helps keep skin ageless and youthful looking.  So taking a supplement containing these two powerhouse anti-aging ingredients is definitely something I would recommend.
I take 2 capsules every morning to help keep my skin soft, supple and young looking!
I am a huge fan of all things by Oz Naturals.  I have been using their products for over a year now and I am always impressed with the quality of the products and the results they deliver.
Visit oznaturals.com to check out their wide range of awesome skincare products and to purchase their new Hyaluronic Acid by OZ Naturals go to Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Organic Luxury Lavender Eye Pillow by Karmick



Another last minute gift idea!  The perfect gift for the special ladies in your life, Moms, Daughters, Sisters, Grandmas and your Besties would all love this Organic Luxury Lavender Eye Pillow by Karmick! 
This Eye Pillow is made with all natural and Organic materials which includes Organic Flax Seeds and French Lavender.  It is also made, produced, packaged and shipped from the good ol' U.S.A!  The beautiful thing about this Organic Luxury Lavender Eye Pillow by Karmick is that it is microwave and freezer safe so it can be used hot or cold for the ultimate relaxation session.  The pillow itself is soft and silky and it has the perfect amount of Lavender scent to help alleviate tension and stress and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.  I love using it at night before bed and if I feel migraine coming on it works wonders on those as well.  It's not just for the eyes!  I also like to put it on the back of my neck to help soothe away the tension of day.

Go to karmick.com for more information and you can purchase the Organic Luxury Lavender Eye Pillow by Karmick on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Hammered Copper Mug by Inspired Basics



Need a super last minute gift idea?  How about a Hammered Copper Mug by Inspired Basics?  I have mentioned my love of Copper Mugs here on my blog before and I just recently added this one to my collection.
Copper Mugs are perfect for taking your cocktails to the next level.  This Hammered Copper Mug by Inspired Basics is made with 100% Pure Copper, don't be fooled by "Copper Mugs" that have a stainless steel lining.  For the best tasting cocktail, especially a Moscow Mule, you should always choose 100% Pure Copper.  Pure Copper mugs are more expensive but worth every penny!  This one is handcrafted with a beautiful Hammered design.
Of course I love the traditional Moscow Mule but I have been inventing my own versions of it to help celebrate the upcoming Holidays.  My latest creation is the Pomegranate Moscow Mule...

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce Organic Pomegranate Juice
1 heaping spoonful of Pomegranate Seeds

Fill Copper Mug half full of ice cubes and pour ingredients over ice,make sure to leave room for 1 heaping spoonful of Pomegranate Seeds, you can also freeze the Pomegranate Seeds before hand which will help keep the cocktail cold and will be a nice edible treat at the end.  Garnish with a Lime wedge and you have a Pomegranate Moscow Mule that's looks pretty and tastes delicious!  You can leave out the Vodka and make Virgin Pomegranate Moscow Mules as well.
**Remember that Copper Mugs are not dishwasher safe so make sure you hand wash them after each use to keep them looking shiny and beautiful!**


You can pick up this Hammered Copper Mug by Inspired Basics on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Wise Essentials



Next to Vitamin C my other favorite skincare ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid.  Hyaluronic Acid keeps your skin seriously hydrated and all skin types need moisture, even oily skin like mine!
This Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Wise Essentials also contains my other favorite ingredient, Vitamin C so it's really the perfect serum.  Combined with Vitamins, E, D, A this serum effectively hydrates, plumps, fends off fine lines and wrinkles and helps even skin tone. Lightweight, this serum absorbs instantly into skin and leaves it feeling hydrated, nourished and soft.  It also wears well under makeup so I use it in both my morning and evening skincare routines.
I also love that this serum is Paraben free, has no artificial fragrance or synthetic colors and is also cruelty free!  Overall, I think this is a great product at a great price!


You can find this Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Wise Essentials over on Amazon.com...

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Eyebrow Growth Serum by LUXE Beauty Lash & Brow Growth Products + Coupon Code


*Eyebrow Growth Serum by LUXE Beauty Lash & Brow Growth Products

I personally like a nice full brows but unfortunately I was not blessed with them.  I really don't even need to pluck my brows.  Sometimes I get a stray hair that I will need to pluck but other than that I really don't do much with my brows.
Since I have always wanted fuller brows I thought I would check out this Eyebrow Growth Serum by LUXE Beauty Lash & Brow Growth Products and see if it could give me the fuller, thicker brows that I've been wanting.  I have only been using it a couple weeks and I haven't noticed much of a difference yet but after testing out several Eyelash Growth Serums I know that it can take about 4 weeks before I start to see a difference.  So, I will keep using and just be patient!
The serum is made with superior hair growth and hair stimulating ingredients like Biotin, Niacinamide, Provitamin B-5, Vitamin A and Vitamin E among others that work together to help new hair growth and help improve the condition of existing hair.
The serum is a white, creamy and fairly thick and a little goes a long way.  Once applied it's quickly absorbed and there is no residue left behind that might otherwise interfere with your favorite Eyebrow products.
I feel like this is a high quality Eyebrow Growth Serum and I am really encouraged that I will soon be seeing some new Eyebrow hairs and even some added thickness!


You can find this Eyebrow Growth Serum by LUXE Beauty Lash & Brow Growth Products on Amazon.com...PLUS you can get 20% off when you use the discount code 7DTT7F2S.

 

 I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review using Tomoson.  In some cases, I may have received a small fee to review a product.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I believe will be good for my readers. Press Sample. May Contain Affiliate Links. All Opinions Are My Own.