Monday, February 29, 2016

Sterling Silver and Jade Heart Shaped Pendant Necklace by Novica



I've always loved the color and feel of Jade so I couldn't pass up getting my hands on this lovely Sterling Silver and Jade Heart Shaped Pendant Necklace by Novica.
Jade has traditionally been worn to attract love and is regarded as a sacred stone by the ancient Maya.  This beautiful necklace is handcrafted by Zandra Lorena Sajbin of Guatemala.  The quality and craftsmanship of the necklace and pendant is exceptional and is something that you would normally see in a high end jewelry store.  You can tell that Zandra Lorena Sajbin puts a lot of love and pride into her work.  Pictures do not do this necklace justice, it's that gorgeous!


This is an orginal Novica fair trade product in association with National Geographic and comes with an official Novica story card certifying quality & authenticity.  It also comes with a beautiful Novica jewelry pouch as well.  You can find this Sterling Silver and Jade Heart Shaped Pendant Necklace by Novica and many other wonderful pieces on Novica.com and 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, February 28, 2016

Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Toning Gel by Natural Beauty Limited



Of all the products that I have tested over the years this is definitely my first Toning Gel that I have ever tested.  It's a very unique and effective product that I am happy to add to my daily skincare routine.  I think this is the other crucial product that helped get rid of some skin issues that I've been dealing with.
This all natural Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Toning Gel by Natural Beauty Limited is a lightweight gel that instantly melts into the skin.  It soaks deep into pores and provides a soft finish leaving skin feeling toned and hydrated.  This toner helps clear dead surface skin cells, refines pores and helps stimulate cell renewal.  This is a little gem of the product and one that I would highly recommend you check out!
You can find this Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Toning Gel by Natural Beauty Limited 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. Photo Cred: AmyHolliday on Etsy.

Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Cleanser by Natural Beauty Limited



This Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Cleanser by Natural Beauty Limited is the other product that saved me during my bad reaction to testing products!  I did a blog post about my awesome results with the Manuka Oil that helped heal some cystic acne spots that I developed and I think this cleanser is the other product that helped me have such immediate results.  If you haven't read that post you can read it here.
This gel cleanser 100% natural and is formulated for normal to oily skin and is free from Parabens and other chemicals, artificial fragrances, colors and preservatives.  It's a foaming cleanser that contains active Manuka Honey which is known to help stimulates cell renewal and helps soothe inflamed skin, heal blemishes, balance skin's pH levels and slough away dead skin cells.  It also contains my beloved Manuka Oil which has similar benefits so it's now wonder this worked so well on my oily, problematic skin.
I you are suffering from any kind of skin issues or irritation then I would recommend you get your hands on this Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Cleanser by Natural Beauty Limited and the Manuka Oil as well.  It's a great natural alternative to using a bunch of chemicals on your skin that can do more harm than good.


You can find Manuka Honey & Manuka Oil Cleanser by Natural Beauty Limited 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.  Photo Cred: AmyHolliday on Etsy.

Manuka Oil by Natural Beauty Limited



Manuka Oil is a new oil to me so I was excited to try it out because I have been testing some new products out and I ended up with some cystic acne (I think I narrowed it down to the Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer as the culprit).  Manuka Oil is a lot like Tea Tree Oil in that it's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial which makes it perfect to use on blemishes to speed up healing and recovery.
This Manuka Oil by Natural Beauty Limited is a 100% pure and natural essential oil and I have to say that it worked wonders on my spots.  Normally, when I have a bad reaction like the one that I had it takes weeks to heal but I started seeing results in a matter of days.  I was very consistent and used the Manuka Oil twice a day directly on the spots.  Manuka Oil is also Cicatrisant and Cytophylactic which helps promote new cell growth and healing and It think is a big reason why I saw such immediate results.
Manuka Oil and Tea Tree Oil have a lot of similarities, smell being one of them, but I feel like I had better results with the Manuka Oil than I've ever had with Tea Tree Oil.  Not sure why and it could even be because I was so consistent with the application of the Manuka Oil but whatever the reason I will be keeping the Manuka Oil on hand at all times!


You can find this Manuka Oil by Natural Beauty Limited 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.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Tranquility Essential Oils Blend by Phytopia



I have been all about Essential Oils lately!
I love discovering new brands and new blends and this Tranquility Essential Oils by Phytopia fast has fast become a daily "Must Have".  With a blend of Organic Sweet Orange, Geranium China Oil, Vanilla and Rose Maroc it's no wonder why I love it!
For instant relief of stress, anxiety and even sleeplessness I use a generous amount and apply it to the back of my neck, shoulders and I also put it on my wrists.  For me, the smell really does give me an instant sense of calm.  I even decided to put some in a Roller Ball Bottle so I can keep some in my purse.  Whenever I am feeling a bit stressful or restless I apply some of this Tranquility Essential Oils Blend by Phytopia and know that relief is imminent.
If you are into Essential Oils even half as much as I am then this blend if for you!


You can find this Tranquility Essential Oils Blend by Phytopia 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, February 25, 2016

Quick Charge Car Charger by BlitzWolf



I'm not normally into techy things but I thought I would share this Quick Charge Car Charger by BlitzWolf.  I have a Tablet that seems to take forever to charge even when using the original charger it came with.  
I saw that this Quick Car Charger claimed to fast charge and since I am all about saving time I figured I would give it a go!  I am happy to report that it does in fact charge very quickly.  I haven't completely run down the battery on my Tablet just yet so I am not sure how long it would take to charge starting with a dead battery.  However, I have used this Quick Charger when my battery is about 3/4 of the way dead and it charged it back to full in about 20 minutes.  Using my old charger it would take about 45 minutes so it has cut my charging time to about half!
If you are all about saving time like me then a Quick Charge Car Charger by BlitzWolf might be for you!  Unfortunately,this does not work with my IPhone 6S but it does work with my camera!



You can find the Quick Charge Car Charger by BlitzWolf 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.

Premium Muscle Roller Stick 18" by Asana Fitness



A Massage Stick is something I can't live without.  I have a lot of back and neck issues and being able to use a Massage Stick like this Premium Muscle Roller Stick 18" by Asana Fitness is key to keeping my stiffness and pain at bay.
This Massage Stick is made with a Stainless Steel core which allows you to apply as much pressure as needed.  When I get a massage I always get a Deep Tissue Massage so being able to press as hard as I can to work out my knots is essential for me.  After I use this Massage Stick I always feel so much better.  The tension subsides and my hands don't feel numb and my circulation improves as well.
You can also use this Premium Muscle Roller Stick 18" by Asana Fitness after work outs and in much the same way that you would use a foam roller, which is another necessity of mine.
If you have a bad neck and back or feel tightness after a workout then you would be someone that would benefit from a Massage Stick!
You can find this Premium Muscle Roller Stick 18" by Asana Fitness 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, February 24, 2016

Organic Eye Cream by Spirit Naturals



Oh how I love a good Eye Cream!  For me to like an Eye Cream it has to hydrate, de-puff, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and if it helps with my dark circles that's s bonus since mine are more hereditary dark circles and not much can be done about them.
I've been testing out this Organic Eye Cream by Spirit Naturals for about a week now and so far I'm impressed!  It meets all of my "Eye Cream" requirements plus it's all natural and that's even better.  It's actually labeled as an Eye Serum but it definitely has more of a cream consistency than a serum.
I have been using this in the morning and evening and I really like how well it keeps my under eyes hydrated.  For some reason my under eye area is fairly dry, the rest of my face is all oil but my eyes...dry!
It contains hydrating ingredients like Evening Primrose, Rosehip Oil, Coconut Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter so skin looks and feels nice and hydrated.  I'm 42 but thankfully I don't have a ton of fine lines and wrinkles in my eye area but I like that this helps plump and smooth out the ones I do have which makes them less noticeable.  #KillTheCrow
Overall, I'm really liking this Eye Cream and will continue to use it in my morning and evening skincare routines.  Plus, it's affordable at only $19.99 and I've spent a lot more than that on other creams!  I like it enough that I would repurchase, however, I am always on a quest for the "best eye cream ever" so who knows?!

You can find this Organic Eye Cream by Spirit Naturals 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.

Vitamin C Serum by Bonapiel



I have a great affinity for Vitamin C.  I am not sure what I ever did without it.  I can tell you since I started using Vitamin C Serums my skin has better tone and texture.
I've been testing out a few other products on my face so I have just been using this on my neck and decollete for the past few weeks.  Even though it's only been a few weeks I've noticed how much the overall texture of my skin in my decollete area has improved.
This Vitamin C Serum by Bonapiel contains 20% Vitamin C and it also has a few other favorites like Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E.  All those potent ingredients work together to help boost collagen production, moisturize, even out skin tone and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have yet to start using Vitamin C Serum I highly recommend that you start!  It's the one product that I recommend to everyone of all ages and skin types because I think everyone can benefit from it.  I even use it on the backs of my hands and shoulders (when I remember) since those are other areas where you really start to show your age.  Overall, it just helps your skin look better.  More even toned, more hydrated and it helps smooth the texture of your skin.
I like to apply my Vitamin C Serum in both my morning and evening skincare routines after I cleanse and tone my skin.  I have noticed that when I become lazy and don't use if for a few days my skin starts to look dull so I try and use it everyday.  Love my Vitamin C Serum!


You can find this Vitamin C Serum by Bonapiel 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.

Probiotic 40 Billion by Scintillant Nutrients



I am big believer in Probiotics.  I take them everyday and when I feel like I've been eating or drinking things that maybe I shouldn't have I take extra.  In the case of Probiotics too much of a good thing is actually a good thing!
We all need good bacteria in our gut to remain healthy.  When the bad bacteria out weighs the good it can definitely effect our overall health.  You can get everything from and upset stomach and chronic fatigue to having skin issues like breakouts and rashes and can even cause you to gain weight.
Taking a quality, all natural Probiotic like this Probiotic 40 Billion by Scintillant Nutrients is essential to help keep my overall health in check.  The strains contained in a Probiotic are equally important.  With this Probiotic 40 Billion by Scintillant Nutrients you get four different strains which are the most common and have the greatest impact and are perfect for everyday use.  However, when I am feeling especially bad I will take Probiotics with at least ten strains.
If you don't take Probiotics everyday then I would highly recommend that you start today, they are essential.  They are particularly important if you are taking antibiotics.  While antibiotics work hard to kill the bad bacteria making us sick they also end up killing the good bacteria.  So, always take extra doses of Probiotic if you are taking an antibiotic.
Probiotic 40 Billion by Scintillant Nutrients is a great place to start!


You can find Probiotic 40 Billion by Scintillant Nutrients 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, February 23, 2016

Beauty & Youth Serum by Bonapiel



If you follow my blog then you know how much I love Hyaluronic Acid.  Next too Vitamin C and Retinol it's a top favorite anti-aging skincare of mine because of the intense hydration it's capable of delivering.
Lucky for me this Beauty & Youth Serum by Bonapiel also contains my beloved Vitamin C so not only is it super hydrating and helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles but it also helps improve skin tone and texture.
I like to use this serum after I cleanse and I apply it to my neck and decollete.  The serum itself is lightweight and absorbs quickly so it leaves skin feeling soft and smooth not tacky or greasy.  This serum works especially well on the decollete area.  I have noticed that my sunspots are faded a little and the overall texture of my skin looks more smooth and plump.

You can find this Beauty & Youth Serum by Bonapiel 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.

Natural Pain Relief Cream by Marathon Pain Relief



As someone who has a lot of back and neck issues pain is part of my everyday life.  Instead of taking medications like Ibuprofen or other pain relief pills I always try to go the natural route first.  Sometimes that means using Essential Oils, getting a Massage, using a Massage Stick or using other similar items.  I've tried just about every over the counter cream out there but sometimes the smell is annoying but I usually don't use a cream because it just wears off really fast.
However, I was sent this Natural Pain Relief Cream by Marathon Pain Relief to review so I decided to put it to the test!  It's supposed to be a non-greasy formula with no smell and it's definitely not greasy at all so that's a bonus.  When I first starting using it I didn't notice a smell but for some reason it seems to have a smell now.  It's not a bad smell, it's the typical menthol type smell mixed with a botanical smell and it's just lightly scented and it actually smells good so I don't mind it at all.
The Natural Pain Relief Cream contains only the highest quality and freshly harvested ingredients grown in the USA.  Some of those ingredients are Emu Oil, Arnica, Willow Bark Extract, Aloe Vera, Calendula, Menthol and Witch Hazel.
The cream itself is light blue in color but I have not had any issues with it staining any of my clothing.  It also absorbs really quickly so it really doesn't have a chance to get on clothes anyway.  I like to apply the Natural Pain Relief Cream by Marathon Pain Relief to my neck and shoulders and it instantly feels soothing.  Sometimes I like to apply the cream in the evening and then use my heating pad as well.  The combination of the cream and my heating pad provides serious pain relief and it's also very relaxing.
Overall, this is a great product that I would highly recommend for those annoying aches and pains and especially if you have back and neck issues like I do.
You can find this Natural Pain Relief Cream by Marathon Pain Relief on marathonpainrelief.com or 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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Handmade Silver Zamak with Wing and Tassel Pendant Necklace by Locas Biju




This is just one of the several pieces that I have picked up from Locas Biju that I've been loving.  This particular piece is a Handmade Silver Zamak with Wing and Tassel Pendant Necklace.  At 17" this necklace features a Silver Wing accent as well as a Dusty Pink colored tassel.  It's handmade in Portugal using beautiful, quality materials and is a very unique piece that would look great with any outfit.
Every piece that I have purchased from Locas Biju is a unique conversation piece that would be a great addition to any jewelry collection.

You can find this Handmade Silver Zamak with Wing and Tassel Pendant Necklace and other pieces by Locas Biji 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.