Thursday, May 28, 2015

Branch Chain Amino Acids by Natura Formulas Review + Giveaway



Branch Chain Amino Acids have become an important part of my diet & exercise routine.  Since I started taking BCAA by Natura Formulas I have noticed a significant change in the way I feel, not only while I am working out but especially after.  Before I started taking BCAA I would always experience substantial fatigue after I finished working out.  Now, I just take 2 capsules of BCAA by Natura Formulas about 30 minutes before I work out and not only do I have a better overall workout performance but I experience far less fatigue & muscle soreness afterwards.  Less fatigue and muscle soreness translates into longer and more intense workouts!  BCAA also helps build lean muscles which can help burn more fat and it can also improve strength development with training.
No workout is complete without BCAA!

Are you wanting to take your workouts to the next level?  Natura Formulas is sponsoring a Giveaway and will give one lucky winner a FREE bottle of their Branch Chain Amino Acids!  Giveaway starts 05/28/15 @ 12:00 p.m. PST and ends 06/04/15 @ 12:00 p.m. PST.  Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.  Good Luck!!


For more information or to purchase Branch Chain Amino Acids by Natura Formulas go to naturaformulas.com or Amazon.com...

 

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Exposed Skincare - Review




Anti-Acne products and skincare has come a long way since my teenage years (I'm 41) and Exposed is a great example of that evolution!  
What is Exposed Skincare?  Exposed Skincare is an acne treatment therapy developed by a collaborative effort of dermatologists, cosmetologists, naturopaths, and chemists.  Exposed treats and prevents acne in ways that were previously thought impossible.  Most products only offer limited methods of treating acne.  However, Exposed is designed to unclog blocked pores, kill acne causing bacteria and help your skin normalize the levels of sebum production, aid in the healing of skin lesions and reduce redness.  
How much does it cost?  The basic 5 piece kit includes a Facial Cleanser, Clearing Tonic, Acne Treatment Serum, Clear Pore Serum and the Derm-X Cloth for a retail price of $49.95.

The Results Are In:
Even though I am 41 I still have very oily skin (like a teenager kind of oily) and I also still deal with occasional breakouts  I haven't had to deal with any acne issues lately but I had to see for myself if Exposed could get a handle on my over active oil glands so I used the 5-Piece kit for a couple of weeks.  Overall, I was really impressed!  Even after the first use my skin seemed more balanced and not near as oily as it usually is.  I was also impressed that it didn't feel overly dry and wasn't stripped of all it's necessary moisture.  I even noticed some of my old acne spots were starting to fade!  Yay!
However, the real test was on daughters skin.  My daughter is 18 years old and has slightly oily and acne-prone skin.  She used the Exposed 5-Piece kit for about 3 weeks and had a significant improvement in her skin.  Not only did her acne clear up but most of her old acne spots disappeared and had a more smooth texture to her skin.  That's was only after a few weeks!  Overall those are impressive results!  We can't wait to see what her skin looks like after a few more weeks!

Below is her untouched before and after pictures...



The Exposed 5-Piece kit does a great job at unclogging pores and eliminating acne causing bacteria, and spots while leaving skin hydrated, soft and smooth.  I would highly recommend Exposed for anyone with oily, blemish-prone or acne-prone skin!
Plus, Exposed comes with a one year guarantee!  Use every drop of the system and if you do not achieve a reduction of your acne and smoother skin, you may return your first kit within 1 year of purchase for a full refund (minus shipping costs).

For more information and a complete list of Exposed Skincare products & prices visit www.exposedskincare.com.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Phytoceramides by TrueSol Nutrition



As soon as I heard about Phytoceramides and what they can do for your skin, hair and nails I totally jumped on that band wagon!  You know, being a beauty and skincare addict I kinda had to...right?
Phytoceramides have been shown to increase the preservation of collagen in our skin as well as prevent elastase.  Leading dermatologists tell us these two compounds are responsible for fighting off the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, preserving the firmness and smoothness of your skin, restoring lost moisture, and lending to a younger and renewed complexion.  Phytoceramides by TrueSol Nutrition contains Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E and powerful nutrients needed to support the production of strong, healthy skin at the cellular level, renewing and replenishing you skin!
For me taking PhytoRenew is part of my everyday skincare routine and it helps keep my skin soft and well hydrated and it's also how I intend to grow old gracefully!
For more information or to purchase go to Amazon.com...

 

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Probiotic 1150 by TrueSol Nutrition



Probiotics are something that I take on a regular basis and this one by TrueSol Nutrition is my Probiotic of choice lately.  The Probiotic 1150 by TrueSol Nutrition contains pure and natural Probiotic that help balance intestinal flora, break down allergy causing proteins and improve digestive health.  Since 80% of your immune system is in your gut taking a Probiotic is almost essential to staying healthy and taking it in pill form not only ensures that you consume the right Probiotic strains but it also ensures you get the right recommended dosage.  Probiotics have also been shown to help maintain weight so I am all about taking it for that reason alone!

For more information or to purchase Probiotic 1150 by TrueSol Nutrition got to Amazon.com...

 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Natural Tripe Sticks by Best for my Pets Review + Giveaway



Best for my Pets has become a favorite brand amongst our furbabies!  I was sent these all natural Tripe Sticks for Kosmo (Chocolate Lab) & Karley (Silver PitBull) and they LOVE them!  
These Tripe Sticks are 100% pure beef, free of chemicals, preservatives or additives, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and 100% digestible.  Best for my Pets also hand-inspects them to make sure our furbabies are getting the highest quality Tripe sticks approved by USDA/FDA.
We are constantly buying our furbabies rawhide's of some kind and these Tripe Sticks are a much better option because they can digest them and they also help keep their teeth clean!  So they are yummy and healthy!  Amazingly, they don't smell as bad as I thought they would considering they are made from Tripe which is they stomach of a cow for those of you that don't know!
We keep our Tripe Sticks in the refrigerator and Kosmo will sit at the refrigerator and bark until we give him & Karley one, that is how much they love them!  If we allowed it, they would eat the entire bag in one sitting!

I also love that part of each purchase helps support dog rescues throughout the USA and Best for my Pets has a double guarantee!  If for some reason your dog does not love their products or if you're not fully satisfied they will refund every penny of your purchase and they will also send you a brand new bag free of charge, no questions asked!
Best for my Pets is was also nice enough to sponsor a Giveaway!!  One of my lucky readers will win a FREE bag of Natural Tripe Sticks for their furbabies!!  The Giveaway starts 05/26/15 @ 6:00 p.m. PST and ends 06/02/15 @ 6 p.m. PST.  Sorry, U.S. & Canadian residents only!

If you would like to purchase a bag of these Natural Tripe Sticks you can pick them up on Amazon.com...


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IncreduLash Eyelash Growth Serum by Vidi Skin Care Review + Giveaway



Who doesn't want longer, fuller, thicker lashes?  We all do, that's why Fiberlash Mascara has become so popular!  It's also no secret that longer, fuller and thicker lashes helps make our eyes bigger and our faces look younger.  Thank goodness you can now buy serums like this one from Vidi Skin Care that make not only your eyelashes longer, fuller and thicker but your eyebrows too!
I have been using the IncreduLash Eyelash Growth Serum by Vidi Skin Care for the past couple of weeks and I am hooked!  I had an unfortunate incident with my old eyelash curler, it actually broke off a bunch of my upper lashes on each eye, in the middle. Yeah, looks really attractive!  Needless to say I have become a big fan of fake lashes lately.  Thankfully, I got my hands on this IncreduLash Eyelash Growth Serum because I have already noticed a difference!  It's a very small difference but to me it's noticeable which is all that matters!
IncreduLash Eyelash Growth Serum by Vidi Skin Care uses Apple Stem Cells and Peptides which are fantastic for eyelash & brow growth and will also give you deeper color and better condition.  Within 2 weeks most users experience an almost 20% increase in lash growth!
IncreduLash is non-irritating when used as directed, dermatologically tested and allergy tested.  It is also Prostaglandin free, Paraben free, Animal Friendly and Made in good ol' USA!

Are you ready for longer, fuller, thicker lashes of your own?  Vidi Skin Care was nice enough to sponsor a Giveaway and give a FREE IncreduLash Eyelash Growth Serum to one lucky reader!
Giveaway starts 05/26/15 @ 2:00 p.m. PST and ends 06/02/15 @ 2:00 p.m. PST.  Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


For more information on Vidi Skin Care go to vidiskincare.com and you can purchase IncreduLash Eyelash Growth Serum on Amazon.com...

 

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream



There is a whole new way to get much need additional vitamins thanks to Vita Sciences!  I have been using their Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream and I like that not only can I get my much needed Vitamin B12 but that I can also help soothe and moisturize my skin thanks to the natural ingredients.
Many of us suffer from a B12 deficiency and don't even know it.  Some of the most common signs of a deficiency are fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness, heart palpitations, bleeding gums and mouth sores, nausea, poor appetite (I can tell you I don't suffer from a poor appetite, lol!).  The recommended dose of B12 according to the National Institutes of Health is: people age 14 and older, 2.4 mcg;
for adult and adolescent pregnant females, 2.6 mcg
and for adult and adolescent lactating females, 2.8 mcg
People over 50 years of age should consume vitamin B12-fortified foods, or take a vitamin B12 supplement - 25-100 mcg.
The greaseless Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream is also infused with not only moisturizers but antioxidants as well.  It quickly absorbs into your skin and can help soothe dry, itchy, or irritated skin patches from eczema or even psoriasis.  It can also be used for anti-aging since it supports renewal of healthy skin cells and reduces appearance of wrinkles!  Being a skincare addict you know I am all about that!
When Maxasorb B12 is used as directed it is a safe and reliable method of absorbing key B-Vitamins. Each 1.7 ounce bottle delivers 30 applications of lotion in protected and measured amounts.
Go to vitasciences.com to purchase or for more information on the Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream or any of their other products.  I'm also a big fan of their Maxasorb Melatonin Sleep Cream!  You can also find their products on Amazon.com...

 

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

5-HTP by TrueSol Nutrition




I used to take 5-HTP for my insomnia on a semi-regular basis but now I've started taking it because I realized it also acts as an appetite suppressant.  Not only that, 5-HTP increases the production of serotonin so it helps also regulate your mood...in a good way!
More recently it's been marketed as a weight loss supplement because it does help suppress the appetite and it also supports fat metabolism.  Several clinical trials have shown that it works to lower the number of calories eaten and aids in weight loss.  One study compared overweight women who took 200 mg of 5-HTP before each meal to those who took a placebo.  The women who took the supplement ate 1,084 fewer calories per day and felt less hungry during the day.  In another study, women who took 5-HTP lost 10.3 pounds over 12 weeks, compared to 2.2 pounds in the placebo group.
I usually take 5-HTP about 20 minutes before I eat and it really does suppress my appetite and help me eat less than I normally would.  However, 5-HTP is a naturally occurring compound in the body but it's really meant to be taken for short-term use (about 12 weeks) so I only take it for about 8 weeks at a time and then take a few months off.  Also, if you are pregnant of breastfeeding, you should not use 5-HTP.
You can usually purchase 5-HTP by TrueSol Nutrition on Amazon.com...


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Beta Naturals 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil



I have talked about all the reasons I love Argan Oil on here before but I love sharing newly discovered brands with my readers.  The market for Argan Oil has grown quite a bit, even in the last year.  While I'm sure there are a few not-so-great ones out there I have been blessed to test out some really good ones.
Recently, I have been using this one from Beta Naturals.  It's the 100% cold-pressed Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil that I have grown to truly love over the last couple of years.  This one by Beta Naturals is a little more affordable than some of the more popular name brand Argan Oils out there.  I have used the more popular ones and for me there really is no difference.
If was going to a deserted island and I could only take one thing it would be Argan Oil!  You can literally use Argan Oil on your entire body, from head to toe.  It makes the perfect facial oil and is suited for all skin types, including oily and blemish prone skin like mine.  It's easily absorbed and all you are left with is healthy, hydrated and glowy skin.  It is a "Must Have" product for any skincare routine.
You can purchase Beta Naturals 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil on Amazon.com...

 

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Green Coffee Bean Cleanse by TrueSol Nutrition



I just love doing a good detox!  This Green Coffee Bean Cleanse by TrueSol Nutrition is a new one that I recently tried.  I was really intrigued by the ingredients in this one.  It contains 400 mg of Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract which can help speed up metabolism and it also contains Fennel Seed, Cascara Sagrada, Pumpkin Seed, Buckthorne Root, Licorice Root, Rhubarb, Citrus Pectin, Acidophilus, Cape Aloe, Bentonite Clay, Aloe Vera, Cayenne Pepper, Senna, Oat Bran, Prune Juice, and Flax Seed Oil.  All those ingredients work synergistically to help your system detox and cleanse itself.
I'm a big fan of doing a detox cleanse and I have tried several different brands.  I am always impressed with anything from TrueSol Nutrition and I will definitely be using this cleanse again.  I think it's a safe, gentle and very effective.  Two thumbs up!
Ready for a detox?  You can pick up Green Coffee Bean Cleanse by TrueSol Nutrition on Amazon.com...

 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Eco Friendly BPA Free Sports Water Bottle by Mindbody Active



I think this Eco Friendly BPA Free Sports Water Bottle by Mindbody Active is such a cool idea!  I love that I can just throw it in my gym bag or purse, it's lightweight and doesn't take up a bunch of room.  It's also free of those bad chemicals like BPA and Phthalate.  Plus, it's eco-friendly, recyclable, leak free, dishwasher safe, microwave safe and even freezer safe!  I am really big on drinking a ton of water but I like my water ice cold so this water bottle is perfect to fill up, throw in the freezer before I go to bed and then grab it on my way out the door in the morning.
I have also tried to cut back on the amount of bottled water I buy so these Eco Friendly BPA Free Sports Water Bottles by Mindbody Active are a great alternative.  My other more sinister use for these compact, leak free water bottles is to use them for an upcoming vacation.  We are going to be taking a cruise in September and if any of you have ever been on a cruise before then you know that they do not allow you to bring any alcohol aboard (with the exception of 1 bottle of wine).  So, my plan is use these water bottles to smuggle (yes, I said smuggle) alcohol on board.  I heard the scanners can't detect the plastic the way the can glass bottles.  So that's my sinister plan, cross your fingers for me! Lol :)

Go to Amazon.com to purchase or for more detailed information on the Eco Friendly BPA Free Sports Water Bottle by Mindbody Active.
  
 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Slim Extreme 3D Thermo Active Shaping Serum by Eveline Cosmetics



I have tried out several "cellulite creams" and while I don't believe for one second that a cream can get rid of cellulite I do believe a good cellulite cream can improve the tone and texture of skin which in turn can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
I have been using this Slim Extreme 3D Thermo Active Shaping Serum by Eveline Cosmetics and I have to say it's unlike any other cellulite cream I have tried.  First of all, it's a serum not a cream and actually has a more of a gel like texture to it.  Plus, it's red in color and it has a warming up effect which is really unique.
According to Eveline Cosmetics the serum is specifically for abdomen and buttocks and is supposed to reduces adipose tissue, slim and shape waist line, lift buttocks and visibly corrects their contour, visibly reduce cellulite and improve skin elasticity and firmness.  The Thermo Fat Burner formula delicately warms up the skin which helps deliver active substances deep into epidermis.
After using this serum for a few weeks I am really impressed with my results.  My skin definitely has a more smooth appearance and texture to it.  The warming effect is a really cool feature of this serum, it's especially effective when you put it on after a shower or bath.  I was actually surprised how warm it got!  If you have sensitive skin you may want to do a test spot before you apply it all over.
I would say this Slim Extreme 3D Thermo Active Shaping Serum by Eveline Cosmetics is a great product and at only $14.99 it's also at a great price.  Similar products can go for a lot more.  Go to evelinecosmeticsusa.com to purchase or for more detailed information and you can also purchase on Amazon.com...

 

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Makeup Blender Latex Free Foundation Sponge



I don't know how many makeup sponges I have purchased hoping they would be like the original "Beauty Blender" that I love so much and every time I have been disappointed.  It kills me to spend $19.95 on a Beauty Blender but it really does work amazingly well.  Well, I am happy to report those days of spending $19.95 are over!  
Now, if you have used a Beauty Blender then you might be doubtful but I am here to tell you this Makeup Blender Latex Free Foundation Sponge is as close as your going to get and for only a fraction of the cost at $2.75 + shipping!  It really is the perfect dupe for a Beauty Blender!
This sponge helps apply liquid foundation & concealer flawlessly.  Sponge must be used damp with excess water squeezed out to ensure even distribution and no streaks.  The sponge itself is Latex free so it's perfect for anyone with Latex allergies.  There is also two different styles to choose from.


Go to Salon Supply Store for details and to purchase the Makeup Blender Latex Free Foundation Sponge and it can also be purchase on Amazon.com...

 

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Loop Bands by Fit Signals Review & Giveaway




Have you tried resistance bands yet?  I just think they are one of best options out there in the way of fitness equipment.  Plus, they are also one of the least expensive and the amount of various workout possibilities are practically endless.  The other great thing about resistance bands is that you can adapt them to your fitness level.  Whether you are just starting out or a fit pro you can simply adjust how much resistance you need and switch up which bands to use.  I also love that you throw these in your suitcase and take your workout on the road with you!  
These Loop Bands by Fit Signals are great quality and come in a color coded set of three levels of resistance.  The yellow band is low, blue band is medium and the black band is high resistance so it's really easy to accommodate any fitness level from simple stretches to a more complex workout.
So, are you ready to start getting into shape for summer but can't afford a Gym Membership or Personal Trainer?  Order some Loop Bands by Fit Signals and use the interweb as your own Gym and Personal Trainer!  Here is a great FREE Loop Band Workout on YouTube that I do...


Even better...Fit Signals is sponsoring a Giveaway and the winner will win their own set of Loop Bands!  The Giveaway starts 05/19/15 @ 3:00 p.m. PST and ends 05/26/15 at 3:00 p.m. PST.  Sorry, open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.  Good Luck!




Go to fitsignals.com for more information and you can also purchase on Amazon.com...

 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wine Chiller by Bar Brat



I'm seriously "Over the Moon" about these things!  This Wine Chiller by Bar Brat will not only keep your Rose or White wine perfectly chilled but you can also use it to chill a Red wine that is too hot.  But, wait...there's more...(in the sound of those Oxy Clean commercials).  It also works as an aerator for your wine to help release the sweet aroma, oxidize it and enhance the taste.  It also comes with a gravity lid that opens as you pour to help avoid spillage and enjoy drip free pouring.
This Wine Chiller by Bar Brat completely replaces that cumbersome wine bucket and streamlines your at home bar service.  It also comes in a really elegant box that makes the perfect gift box for THE PERFECT GIFT!  Any one who enjoys drinking wine, even just occasionally, would love the Wine Chiller by Bar Brat!
For more information or to purchase head over to Amazon.com.  Bar Brat offers a 100% Lifetime Guarantee, if you are not satisfied with your purchase at anytime, Bar Brat will refund you the entire amount you paid, no questions asked!

 
 
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