Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Micrite Whitening Serum by Swissvita



I feel like this is one of those products that I should have waited and tested out after summer was over.  The thing is, I have Melasma.  Melasma is a fancy word for hyperpigmentation.  I get it on my face, neck and decollete and it's triggered by the sun.  I usually wear sunscreen everyday but sometimes I am not able to reapply and it's inevitable that some Melasma will develop.
My decollete is where I tend to have the worse case of Melasma so that is where this Micrite Whitening Serum by Swissvita has been put to the test.  First of all, this stuff works and it actually works fairly fast for a whitening serum, usually they take what seems like forever before you start to see a difference but I saw a difference in about 5 days.  However, since I sometimes forgot to apply sunscreen to protect my newly lightened skin and my Melasma would just come back.  So, it's been a bit of a vicious cycle.  It would lighten up, I would forget the sunscreen, my Melasma would come back...AAGGHHH!
In defeat I am putting this back in my product drawer until after summer so I can reap the full benefits and get rid of all my Melasma on my decollete...at least until next summer!

You can find this Micrite Whitening Serum by Swissvita on Amazon.com...

 

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Frosted Globe Fairy Lights by Mulcolor



Just in time for the holidays and besides...everyone needs some Fairy Lights in their life!  Call me crazy but I use Fairy Lights on an everyday basis.  I have some on bigger plants that I have and also above some cabinets to add little mood lighting.  Okay, so I don't have them on everyday, I usually only turn them on when we have company but it just adds a nice little touch and makes everything seem a little more cozy and homey.
With Fall just around the corner it's the perfect time to decorate with Fairy Lights.  The best part is that you can leave them up until New Year's and beyond if you want.  These particular lights are Frosted Globe Lights with 110V voltage and 6 different lighting modes so you can adjust the brightness levels.  Also, no battery required just plug in and enjoy the glow!
You can find these super cute Frosted Globe Fairy Lights by Mulcolor over on Amazon.com...



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Natural and Organic Fresh Mist Calming Toner by Valentia Skin Care



Face mists are quickly becoming one of my favorite skincare items.  They are right up there with masks, Vitamin C Serums and Retinols.  When I'm spending a day at home with no makeup on you will find me constantly spraying various face mists on my face throughout the day.  A good face mist will hydrate, balance and tone the skin.  Some, like this Natural and Organic Fresh Mist Calming Toner by Valentia Skin Care even take it a step further by providing skin with antioxidant and pore clearing benefits!
I like to spray this Fresh Mist Calming Toner on my face and neck right after I cleanse and while my skin is still slightly damp.  It instantly feels super refreshing and it also helps prep my skin for my serums and moisturizer.  Since it's such a fine mist I even use it as a makeup setting spray and as a makeup refresher mid-day.
Packed with natural and organic ingredients like Vitamin C, Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil it's all you need to balance, refresh and calm skin!


You can find this Natural and Organic Fresh Mist Calming Toner by Valentia Skin Care on Amazon.com...

 

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Avocado & Vitamin E Nourishing Sheet Masks by Spa Life



One of my all time favorite skincare items is a good mask.  I love a good clay mask when my skin is looking congested and dull skin.  The clay helps draw out the impurities as it dries and it can also exfoliate the skin as it's being washed off leaving skin clear and smooth.  However, when my skin is feeling dehydrated and looking aged I love a good sheet mask!  Sheet masks work wonders on dehydrated and overworked skin.
I recently tested out these Avocado & Vitamin E Nourishing Sheet Masks by Spa Life and I was pretty impressed with my results.  I have been putting my skin through a lot lately with chemical peels so it was in desperate need of some hydration and repair and these sheet masks did the trick!
These sheet masks are fairly typical in size and the material used and they are fully loaded with product to ensure intense hydration.
I actually prefer to heat my sheet masks up in the microwave for about 10 seconds before application.  I think the heat helps my pores open up and soak up more of the product.  I recommend leaving them on for at least 20 minutes or until sheet masks starts to feel dry and then massage in any remaining product.
The Avocado and Vitamin E in these sheet masks really help hydrate and nourish skin helping it feel moisturized, soft and supple!  I would really recommend these if you have been doing any type of peel or heavy exfoliation to help replenish and repair your skin!


You can find these Avocado & Vitamin E Nourishing Sheet Masks by Spa Life on Amazon.com...

 

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Fiber Powder by OmniGreen Labs


*Fiber Powder by OmniGreen Labs

I've never been a fan of taking fiber especially the kind that you have to mix into a beverage which makes it thick and disgusting and almost impossible to drink so I was a bit skeptical about this Fiber Powder by OmniGreen Labs.  Frankly, I was wondering if I would even be able to choke it down.
Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised!  It mixed really easily, dissolved completely and had no taste!  It has 4 grams of pure fiber per serving so that means you are getting 16% of your daily fiber without trying to choke down a gross glob of goo!
My favorite way to drink this Fiber Powder by OmniGreen Labs is to mix it in with my morning smoothie or a small glass of Fairlife Reduced Fat, Lactose Free Chocolate Milk!



You can find this Fiber Powder by OmniGreen Labs on Amazon.com...

 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Organic Anti-X Cream by Herbal Choice Mari



This Organic Anti-X Cream by Herbal Choice Mari has got to be one of the more potent anti-aging creams of its kind that I have tested out thus far.  I have been using this for the past couple of weeks and I'm really impressed with my results.
This cream is a little more on the thick side than I would normally like to use on my oily face so I've been primarily using it on my neck and decollete where my skin tends to be drier and in more need of anti-aging help.  I absolutely love this as a decollete cream!  It's super hydrating, nourishing and it instantly makes skin look and feel younger and more supple.  It also gives skin a nice healthy glow.
I haven't had any issues with breakouts or clogged pores so now that I've tested it out on my neck and decollete and have been impressed with the overall results I'm excited to try it out on my face!
This Organic Anti-X Cream by Herbal Choice Mari is all natural and USDA Certified Organic.  It's also free of just about everything...free of petroleum based ingredients, no gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and Non GMO. It's also Cruelty-free, Vegan and Vegetarian and free of silk proteins, fibroin, glucoproteins and sericin.
I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for an Organic anti-aging cream the delivers great results for a fraction of the price of similar products.



You can find this Organic Anti-X Cream by Herbal Choice Mari on the Natures Brands website and on Amazon.com...

 

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Trigger Point Self Massage Tool by ChiroDoc USA



At first glance this looks like some sort of crazy weapon but in reality it's one of the best Trigger Point Self Massage Tools I've ever used!  
It looks a little intimidating but it's really easy to use.  It's pretty amazing how it reaches each trigger point and the 3 different knobs are the perfect size to help provide immediate relief.  I think some people don't even realize that the pain they are feeling are a direct result of trigger points.  Just by adding pressure for 10 to 30 seconds to those points it helps relax and loosen tight muscles and almost instantly relieves the pain.
This is the kind of tool that you would want a couple of so that you can keep one at home and one at work!  The Trigger Point Self Massage Tool by ChiroDoc USA also comes with a free instruction booklet to help you get the most out of your new tool.





You can find the Trigger Point Self Massage Tool by ChiroDoc USA on Amazon.com...

 

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Crystal Ball Pave Hoop Earrings by Naivo



These 18K Rose Gold Plated Crystal Ball Pave Hoop Earrings are beautiful!  Rose Gold has become my color of choice this year and I have been trying to find new pieces to add to my growing collection and this is one of those pieces.
These hoops are Rose Gold plated over Brass, Hypoallergenic and they are also Lead and Nickle Free so even those with a sensitivity to metals can wear them.  The best part is they are only $9.99 and they come in Rose Gold, White Gold and Yellow Gold.  The jewels are Cubic Zirconia Crystals and there are 30 stones on each ball.  These earrings are great quality and they really are beautiful!

You can find these Crystal Ball Pave Hoop Earrings by Naivo on Amazon.com...

 

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Fitness Foam Roller by RBX



Even if your not into fitness and working out you can still get some really great benefits from a Foam Roller like this one by RBX.  I try to use mine as often as I can.  It really helps relive my back, hip and neck pains and aches.
You can use it to work out any knot you may have or even if your muscles are just tight this Fitness Foam Roller by RBX will help loosen and relax them.  Using your own body weight and applying pressure to the affected areas brings almost instant relief.  I prefer to use my foam roller before bed because I find that I sleep much better and I wake up without feeling stiff.  Here is an excellent Foam Rolling For Better Sleep Routine that I use...



Here is another one that I really like that helps make your skin glow...


The possibilities are endless with a Foam Roller you can do all kinds of great things for you body that have benefits from the inside out!
You can find this Fitness Foam Roller by RBX on Amazon.com...

 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Magnesium by Dr. Olivia Naturals



Magnesium is one supplement that I have taken on and off for years.  A Magnesium deficiency is really common and can cause all sorts of issues like hypertension and cardiovascular disease, migraines, insomnia and it can even make PMS symptoms worse among a things.  Magnesium is really beneficial to the body and can help with increased energy levels, helps you get more restful sleep, helps aid digestion and can help with muscle relaxation as well.
I mainly take Magnesium by Dr. Olivia Naturals to help with my to help with my insomnia issues and to help my tight muscles relax.  In fact, my Chiropractor recommends that I take Magnesium on a regular basis to help my muscles relax since I they are always so tight.  I just consider all the other benefits of taking Magnesium added bonuses!
This Magnesium by Dr. Olivia Naturals is formulated with Magnesium, Passionflower, Valerian Root and L-Theanine to create a powerful blend of essential ingredients for full muscle support.


You can find this Magnesium by Dr. Olivia Naturals over on Amazon.com...

 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Travel Cosmetic Bag by Lily & Drew



This Travel Cosmetic Bag by Lily & Drew is a really nice all around travel toiletry bag.  The bag itself is extremely roomy and can fit a ton of stuff with 8 different pockets you can find room for just about anything you would need to bring on a trip.
The Travel Cosmetic Bag by Lily & Drew  also comes 5 different color combinations so there is bound to be something for everyone.  It's made from water resistant fabric on the exterior and the inside has more of a plastic material that makes it really easy to keep it clean and it has wide elastic straps to help hold everything in place.
For me this is more of the kind of bag that I like to use to hold all my toiletries.  As a beauty and skincare blogger I tend to have a lot of products so I also tend to take a lot with me when I travel as well and I like to keep things separated.  My skincare and hair care go in one bag and my makeup go in another.  So, this bag is perfect to house all my skincare and hair care!

You can find this Travel Cosmetic Bag by Lily & Drew over on Amazon.com...

 

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Relaxing Sleep Tea by Cuppa Magic



I'm pretty much a sucker for just about any tea. I drink tea everyday, hot and cold. I just love it! I also love trying new flavors and brands so I was excited to try out this Relaxing Sleep Tea since I already love to drink a bedtime tea.
This Relaxing Sleep Tea has some wonderful ingredients like Chamomile, Holy Basil and Ginger Root that are known to help you relax and help you get a better nights sleep.
I really like the taste of this Relaxing Sleep Tea.  The flavor is really mild and so is the aroma which has hints of the Ginger and even some Mint.  Just the smell is relaxing to me, which is exactly what I need right before bed!
Now for someone who has sleep issues on a regular basis this tea isn't going to knock you and make you sleep for 8 solid hours but it will help you relax and fall asleep more easily.
I recommend drinking this Tea about 30 min. before bed and then make sure you have your bedroom at a cool temp, that your bed is nice and cozy and your jammies are comfy and all these things combined will ensure a good nights sleep!



You can find this Relaxing Sleep Tea by Cuppa Magic over on Amazon.com...

 

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