Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dream Dots - Treatment Patches For Breakouts by Dream Care




OMG!  These Dream Dots are amazing!  I'm thinking they should reconsider the name and change it to "Magic Dots"!  Tried and tested by myself and my teenage daughter and we both LOVE them!
We love that you can place one little patch over a nasty looking face demon (aka pimple) leave on overnight and wake-up to a healed blemish without all the dry, flaking of the skin that is usually associated with most acne treatments.
What exactly are Dream Dots you ask?  They are magical little gel patches that are placed over face demons (aka pimples) overnight.  This is where it gets a little gross...the little gel patches heal the pimple by absorbing the pus & oil (eww!!)  Not only that, they also reduce pain and inflammation!  All that without using any harsh ingredients.  The dots are 100% waterproof, breathable, satin-smooth, wafer-thin surface and acts seamlessly as a second skin.  Like I said...magical!
They are also Drug-Free, non-drying, Vegan, Latex-free, Cruelty-free, and suitable for all skin types.
These Dream Dots are now a "Must Have", "Holy Grail" product for me and my daughter!

Go to dreamdotsforspots.com for more detailed information and you can also purchase the Dream Dots on Amazon.com...

 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cutis Vita Advanced Skin Revitalizing Cream Review + Giveaway



I cannot convey how much I have been loving this Cutis Vita Advanced Skin Revitalizing Cream!  I think my skin and I have become obsessed with it!  
First I have to tell you that I was way too chicken to try this on my face.  If you follow my blog then you already know that even though I am 41 years old I still suffer from very oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin.  Lately, I have been putting the skin on my face through a lot and because this Skin Revitalizing Cream is so thick I was a bit apprehensive about putting it on my face.  However, it is recommended for all skin types, from dry to oily!  That being said, I have been using it everywhere else and loving it.  Even though this cream is thick and rich it's non-greasy and it absorbs into the skin as soon as you apply it.  I love this as a neck and decollete cream.  This cream helps tighten pores, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and scars and leaves you with smoother, softer, younger looking skin!  I also love the fresh, citrus scent!
The name "Cutis Vita" means "Skin Life" and I think that is a perfect name for this cream.  You can tell it's made with high quality and all natural ingredients like Anti-Aging Antioxidants, Aloe Barbadensis, Shea Butter, Macadamia Nut Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 & Extracts of Comfrey Leaf, Ginseng Root, Fennel Fruit, Chamomile & Green Tea.  There are no chemicals or parabens in this cream and there is also no animal testing!

I am so excited that Cutis Vita is sponsoring a Giveaway for a FREE jar of this Advanced Skin Revitalizing Cream because it's really an amazing product and I cannot wait to share it's goodness!  The Giveaway starts 04/29/15 @ 2:00 p.m. PST and ends 05/06/15 @ 2:00 p.m. PST.  Good Luck!


Make sure you check out Cutisvita.com for more information on this awesome cream or pick up a jar for yourself or it would make a perfect gift for Mother's Day!  You can also get a 50% off deal from their Facebook page and they also sell it on Amazon.com...

 

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Turmerex™ by Vitavana



India has had it right all along!  Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India as a spice and for its medicinal properties.  It's finally growing in popularity here in the U.S. as one of the most effective nutritional supplements in existence for the numerous health benefits it provides.  Turmeric helps detoxify the liver, aids in fat metabolism, it has anti-bacterial properties, anti- inflammatory and anti-septic properties and it can also boost immunity, among other things.  Some research has even shown that it may block cancer growth and reduce tumor size.  Not only is Turmeric gaining popularity as a supplement but also as an ingredient in skincare products because it helps reduce signs of aging, helps exfoliate dead skin cells and clear up numerous skin issues.
I suffer from neck and back issues so I take Turmeric everyday as part of my supplement routine.  I really feel that I benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties and I feel like anything else it's helping with is just an added bonus!  I have really been wanting to test out it's topical benefits so it's on my "To Do List" to make some homemade Turmeric masks and other treatments.  However, I have heard that Turmeric can stain your skin so I need to do a little more research on that and figure out the best way to use it topically.  When I get around to doing that I will do a blog post about it and share my results!  In the meantime, here is a cool infographic by thankyourskin.com that shows the great things that Turmeric can do for your skin!


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This Turmerex™ by Vitavana contains 750 mg of Turmeric extract per capsule which means you are getting one of the most potent turmeric supplements available on the market.  Vitavana ingredients are sourced from the highest quality suppliers from around the world and are purity tested in their lab to ensure we receive the highest quality and most potent supplement available.
For more detailed information or to purchase go to Amazon.com or click on the link below...

 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Aromata 100% Pure Organic Lavender Oil + Giveaway



For me, Organic Essential Oil is the only way to go!  I have been loving this Organic Lavender Oil  from Aromata.  This Organic Lavender Oil comes from Bulgaria, where climate and untainted fields are ideal for growing and harvesting Lavender (who knew!!).  I have found that the smell of Lavender Oil can change depending on where it's from, if it's pure or not and if it's Organic or not.  This 100% Pure Organic Lavender Oil smells amazing and it's what I have been using in my latest Rollerball Perfume & Salt Scrub creations.  I just did a post on the Fractionated Coconut Oil that I used to make my the perfumes and scrubs with this Lavender Oil so make sure you check that out too!
I have been keeping this Lavender Oil by my bedside and applying a drop directly onto my wrists and massaging it in and also on my pillows to help me relax and fall asleep more quickly.  It also works wonders in my laundry!  I put a few drops into the rinse cycle when I am doing laundry and it leaves a light, fresh Lavender scent!  The possibilities are endless!!

Aromata has generously offered to sponsor a Giveaway and give one of my lucky readers a FREE bottle of their 100% Pure Organic Lavender Oil!  The Giveaway starts 04/28/15 @ 3:00 p.m. PST and ends 05/05/15 @ 3 p.m. PST.  Good Luck!!


You can also purchase the Aromata 100% Pure Organic Lavender Oil on Amazon.com...

 

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Fractionated Coconut Oil by La Vida Essentials



I had never even heard of Fractionated Coconut Oil up until a few months ago and now it seems to be everywhere!  La Vida Essentials sent me their Fractionated Coconut Oil to try out for them and since Fractionated Coconut Oil is the perfect carrier oil I have been busy making all sorts of things.  
My favorite thing to make is RollerBall Perfumes using the Fractionated Coconut Oil and Essential Oils.  It's fun tapping into my creative side and coming up with my own original scents using different Essential Oils.  I also really like making my own salt scrubs which can easily be made using the Fractionated Coconut Oil, Epsom Salt and Essential Oils.
Not only does this Fractionated Coconut Oil by La Vida Essentials make a perfect carrier oil it also can be used by itself as an all over moisturizer for skin and hair.  It leaves skin feeling really hydrated, soft and smooth, it's non-greasy and it doesn't clog pores.


You can grab a bottle of this Fractionated Coconut Oil by La Vida Essentials on Amazon.com.
Also, make sure you check out Amazon for their great selection of RollerBall bottles and all sorts of jars to make it easy to craft your very own bath & beauty products!

     

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Wholefood Multivitamins by Evergreen Nature



There is so much goodness packed into these little Wholefood Multivitamins capsules!  I feel like for the most part I eat pretty well and make healthy choices when it comes to food.  However, I love it when I discover a new supplement full of lots of vitamins and nutrients like this Wholefood Multivitamins by Evergreen Nature.  This is a supplement that I feel has a little bit of everything I need and that I am more than happy to add to my supplement regime.  Especially on those days when I kinda fall off the wagon and make some not-so-good food choices.
The Wholefood Multivitamins by Evergreen Nature contain a potent blend of over 30 essential nutrients that includes Vitamins C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Biotin Iron, Zinc, Selenium and Manganese Iodine, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotic Blend, Omega blend including Omega 3 and Omega 6, Spirulina, Chlorella, Milk Thistle, Ginger, Echinacea and Korean Ginseng.  Just to name a few!  Everything that you need for good overall health, wellness and energy!


Go to evergreennature.com for more information on their Wholefood Multivitamin and their other products and you can purchase on Amazon.com...

 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Retinol Serum by Amara Organics



Amara Organics has become one of my favorite skincare brands so I was beyond excited when they sent me their Retinol Serum to try out!  
Since I am now in my 40's I think Retinol is a VIP (Very Important Product) in my skincare routine.  For me using Retinol means fewer lines & wrinkles, reduced breakouts, smoother skin texture and less hyperpigmentation and a healthy glow.  I apply this Retinol Serum to my entire face, around my eyes, down my neck and on my decollete.
Retinol helps repair skin by stimulating collagen and speeding up skin cell turnover and revealing new skin.  Which is exactly why you should really only be using Retinol as part of your evening skincare routine.  The last thing you want to do is expose that delicate new skin to the sun which could end up having the opposite effect that you are trying to achieve, it can make you age faster!  You need to protect that new skin so make sure you are applying a sunscreen during the day while you are treating your skin with any Retinol product.
One of the reasons why I have grown to love Amara Organics (besides the fact that they have phenomenal skincare products) is because they only use the best, natural plant-based ingredients available, with no parabens, no alcohol, and no animal testing!  LOVE, LOVE & LOVE!

***Please keep in mind that Retinol products are NOT recommend NOT recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding!***

Go to AmaraOrganics.com for more information or to purchase this Retinol Serum or any of their other products.  You can also purchase on Amazon.com...

 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Organic Vitamin C Serum by Elleda



I am super excited to share another excellent option for Organic Vitamin C Serum with y'all!  This one is by Elleda.  This Vitamin C Serum contains 72% organic and 98% natural ingredients and a potent mix of 20% Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and super nourishing Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil.
If you follow my blog then you already know how much I love my Vitamin C Serum!  However, not all Vitamin C Serums are created equal.  A good Vitamin C Serum should only contain all natural and organic ingredients, like this one from Elleda.
I am 41 and have aging, oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin and this serum worked perfectly for me. It firmed, hydrated and plumped my skin.  It diminished my fine lines and wrinkles, helped heal my acne and left my skin feeling rejuvenated.  It also made my Melasma appear less noticeable.   This Vitamin C Serum definitely gets two thumbs up from me!!
The Serum itself is really lightweight and immediately soaks into the skin upon application and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. 


The Organic Vitamin C Serum by Elleda is also 100% free of parabens and sulfates and cruelty free!  Go to elleda.com for more information and you can purchase the Organic Vitamin C Serum by Elleda on Amazon.com...

 

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Biotin by Number One Nutrition



I have used Biotin to keep my hair, skin and nails healthy and in good condition off and on for years.  I definitely notice a dramatic difference, especially in my nails when I am taking it and when I am not.  
For some reason my fingernails are the first thing that suffers when I stop taking Biotin.  They become way more brittle and they don't grow near as fast as they do when I am taking the Biotin.
I also notice a difference in my skin and hair.  My hair seems more healthy and grows a lot faster and my skin seems to have more of that inner glow and appears more supple.
This Biotin by Number One Nutrition is the maximum potency and value at 10,000 mcg so it's the perfect option if your growing out your hair and nails or wanting supple, glowing skin!


Go to numberonenutrition.com for information on some of their other products and you can purchase this Biotin by Number One Nutrition on Amazon.com.

 

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Argan Oil by Beautease Beauty



If you read my blog on a regular basis then you already know my love of Argan Oil!  Argan Oil is great for skincare, hair care, nail care...EVERYTHING!  I love discovering new brands of Argan Oil that are of the quality I demand in my Argan Oil but at a fraction of the cost that I would normally pay.  
This Argan Oil by Beautease Beauty is a perfect example of that!  Not only is it 100% pure and organic but you can pick up a 5.07 oz. bottle for just $14.95 on Amazon!  
Plus, let's talk about packaging for a minute.  I am not sure why but all other Argan Oil that I have used has been packaged in dark glass bottles.  I've done a little research and Argan Oil can't really "go bad" from sun exposure, which is why some products are packaged in dark glass bottles so I am not sure why all the glass bottles.  While I like the glass bottles and they look nice sitting on the bathroom counter I have to say I was really excited that this Argan Oil arrived in a plastic bottle!  I would always hesitate to pack my glass bottled Argan Oil for trips and now I can pack this one instead and not worry about a glass bottle breaking!
Go to Amazon.com to pick up your own bottle of Argan Oil by Beautease Beauty!

 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bonne Nuit Night Facial Cream by Silken Gold



This Bonne Nuit Night Facial Cream by Silken Gold is everything you think a night cream should be!  It smells like lovely Lavender and it's nice & thick but soaks into your skin leaving it super soft and hydrated.  I have very oily, sensitive skin and I am prone to breakouts and unfortunately, my face did break out a little bit while using this.  It wasn't a bad break out, I just have to be really careful with most face lotions/cream since just about everything makes me breakout!  However, I have still been using it on my neck, decollete and shoulders at night before bed and loving it!  I wake up with soft, silky and plump skin!  If you have Combination, Normal or Dry Skin I think this would be an awesome night cream for you!

You can purchase the Bonne Nuit Night Facial Cream by Silken Gold on Amazon.com...

 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Omega 3 by ABCD Vitamins



We all need little Omega-3 in our life! Omega-3 usually comes from fish like anchovies, bluefish, herring, salmon, trout and tuna and even some nuts and seeds.  However, if you are not eating enough of these (at least 3 times a week) then you should be taking a high quality supplement like this one from ABCD Vitamins.
Omega-3 can help lower elevated triglyceride levels, curb stiffness and joint pain, help with depression & boost the effects of antidepressants, helps improve lung function and even helps with memory loss among other things.
I mainly take Omega-3 to help keep my elevated triglyceride levels in check.  I inherited elevated triglyceride levels and my goal is to stay off prescription medication and keep my levels low by watching what I eat and taking Omega-3 and so far it has worked!



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