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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud and Kaolin Clay {Review}


At my age, I still suffer from breakouts from time to time, but instead of treating it with acne products, I use mud masks and tea tree oil. Mud masks help clear my face and it makes me feel good that I am not applying a chemical laden treatment on my face. Today's discussion is about the Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud and Kaolin Clay. I'm not familiar with Kaolin Clay, but apparently, it is rich in minerals and has a healing ingredient.



Product Description

- Fighting a daily battle with breakouts, blackheads and oily skin?
- Tired of wasting time, money and energy on useless products?
- Want to avoid harmful and toxic chemicals? - Tired of bad results - or no results at all?

WHO KNEW HOW POWERFUL AND BENEFICIAL CLAY AND MUD COULD BE!

* Rich in Antioxidants, Botanicals & Minerals that Soothe & Nourish All Skin Types
* Clarify & Tone Combination, Oily, Acne-Prone & Dry Skin
* Restore PH & Moisture Balance to Keep Your Skin Healthy & Hydrated

My Thoughts

The mud mask has a very nice citrus scent. Once applied, it has a cooling sensation that relaxes the skin instantly. It dried up quickly and after I've washed it, I felt the tightness of my skin, but it's soft and smooth as well. My skin feels refreshed. And just to try its moisturizing ability, I didn't apply a moisturizer after I've washed it off. Surprisingly, my skin felt well moisturized all day. I've used this twice within the week and already, my face started to get clear. The pimples are gone and the blemishes looked lighter.

Overall, I'm satisfied with the results I am getting. If you are looking for a more natural way to get rid of acne, blackheads and blemishes, this is a great product to try. It's made from all natural ingredients and it's gentle on the skin.

My SIL modeling for me.


Where to buy?

You can purchase the Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud and Kaolin Clay through their website and on Amazon. It's fairly priced at $10.35. You can also take advantage of the 20% off coupon code for the facial mask. Just use the code WVB63OPU before check out.

I am also giving away one bottle of Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud and Kaolin Clay to one lucky reader.

Prize: 1 bottle of Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud and Kaolin Clay 
Dates: 10 December - 20 December 2014 
Open to: US Residents 18+ Enter to win using the giveaway widget below. 
Good luck!



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Getting pregnant quickly


While it's very easy for many women to get pregnant, there are those who struggle to conceive.  If you are one of those who are having a difficult time, below are some tips.

Getting pregnant should be the most natural thing in the world, right? Well, it’s not always that simple. Many times, getting pregnant quickly becomes way more complicated than it should be. However, according to our friends at www.pregnancytips.org, there are a few things that you can do to make getting pregnant a little bit easier.

First of all, knowing when you ovulate is of the utmost importance because there are only a few short days each month when a woman can get pregnant. So, use an ovulation predictor kit, chart your basal body temperature, or pay attention to your cervical mucus to figure out when you are ovulating. Also, make sure that once you time ovulation you plan sex properly so that you are having sex at the right time. Some couples choose to have sex a couple of days prior to ovulation, since the sperm can live longer than the egg, and it can be ready and waiting. Your doctor can give you some other helpful hints and advice on getting pregnant quickly and easily.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Sieva {Review}


Ever heard of Hyaluronic Acid? If you still haven't, Hyaluronic Acid is capable of boosting moisture levels and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Notice how baby's skin is soft and smooth? That's because babies' skin contains a lot of this acid that locks in moisture. As we get older, our bodies produce less and less of HA, making our skin dry and lose its elasticity. Today, I'm so glad to be reviewing Sieva's Hyaluronic Acid because this is not just an ordinary serum. Vitamin C was added to help ditch free radicals and repair damaged skin.

Product Description

What it is formulated to do:
  • Increases skin hydration up to 90% 
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Calms and soothes irritated skin 
  • Boost collagen and firmer skin 
  • Helps skin retain moisture 
  • Helps leave skin feeling supple, soft and smooth




My Opinion

The serum has a very mild floral scent that I like. Actually, I smell a hint of lavender and it smells really nice. Unlike other serums, this one is a little sticky. It's easy to apply though, and it dries up quickly. Best of all, I love that it does not leave an oily look.

I've been using it for almost a week and I can feel that my skin is well hydrated. It feels soft and very smooth to the touch. I also noticed that it's firmer and my sun spots are less visible. I'm not sure if the serum works to brighten dark spots, but I did notice that mine improved slightly.

So far, I like the results I am getting from the serum and I will continue to use it over the next few weeks. If you're looking for a product to hydrate the skin and make it firmer, this one is worth giving a try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Hyaluronic Acid Serum through the Sieva website and on Amazon. It retails at $19.95; a fair price compared to other brands. Plus, it's bottled really nicely and it looks expensive. This would make a great gift especially that the holiday season is right around the corner.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Makeup By One Direction Limited Edition {Review}


I can't describe how excited I was when I found out I will be reviewing not one, but three tins of Makeup by One Direction. Back in August, I already reviewed this newly launched makeup and I even had a giveaway for my readers.






There are 5 tins available for this makeup, one for each member of the band. Each tin includes the following:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

My Thoughts

I received three makeup palettes; Liam, Zayn and Harry. Each palette has the same makeup. The colors are sparkly and bold and as you can see in the photos, they are nicely packed. The tins look expensive and the photos of each of the band member made them more attractive. Teens and adults alike will surely fall in love with this makeup.



The makeup is very gentle to the skin and even hours after application, it didn't melt or form into a cake. It's long lasting and it works on all skin types.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience with this makeup. If you still haven't thought of presents for your teens or friends and family who love makeup, this would make a perfect gift.

Where to buy?

The Makeup by One Direction limited edition was launched last November 15 and is available at the following stores:

Sears
USA
Kmart
Target
Walmart Canada

I am also offering my dear readers a chance to win a limited edition makeup set. Simply join the contest using the giveaway tool below. Good luck!



Disclosure: I received product/s mentioned above for free to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by the brand.

Find cheap men’s clothing at Tidebuy


Still can't think of a gift for your main man this coming holiday season? Finding the perfect gift for your partner can be quite a challenge, especially if he is as meticulous as my husband. I am sure many of you can relate. Every time the Christmas season comes, I can shop for presents for all the people in my list in as little as one week. But for my husband, it takes me forever.

Oh, he likes clothes, but there are so many details you have to pay attention when buying clothes for him. He's not much into designer clothes; he would rather wear simple shirts and pants, but you cannot just buy any shirt or pants for him. He doesn't mind if you buy it at Target or Walmart, so long as he likes it, then it's alright. He doesn't like shirts with lots of prints or the ones with big logos. He doesn't like shirts that are too long or too short or the ones with pockets. These are things that most guys don't really mind, but a big deal for my husband.

It's a good thing a friend told me about Tidebuy cheap men’s clothing online. From the metro sexual, stylish men, sports fanatic to the men who like to wear it simple, they have the most affordable finds. I was able to score a Solid Color V-Neck Long Sleeve Shirt for only $15.19.



It's very simple and just the way he likes it. From now one, buying clothes for my main man won't be as tough. I also found a couple of nice hoodies for my son. I'm so sure he'll love these...




Check http://www.tidebuy.com/c/Mens-Clothing-102097/ now so you'll see how affordable their men's clothes are.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Makeup By One Direction Electro Glam Mascara {Review}



A few months back, I was given the opportunity to review the Makeup by One Direction, which launched last August. Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Today, I am reviewing the Electro Glam Mascara, Liquilights Glow Gloss, and Rock Me Nail Kit by Markwins.



The kits that were sent to me include the following:

1) MASCARA
Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know? - Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow



2) LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS
Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows in neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light



3) ROCK ME NAIL KIT Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic



Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star-- UV holo glitter

My Thoughts

The colors of the mascaras are so vivid, your eyes will definitely be the center of attention when you wear any of those. I chose the Shock of Blue to sample. It's easy to apply and it has a nice consistency. It dries up pretty fast, too. Each comes with a nice brush that spreads the mascara evenly on the lashes. My lashes didn't stick together and even hours after application, it didn't flake.



The Liquilights Glow Gloss is definitely a stunner. Each shade sparkles during daytime and changes color when used after dark. This is great for the young and old alike who loves to party or for those who wants to stand out. It can be worn alone or you can blend it with a lipstick for a bolder look.

As for the nail kit, it rocks! The colors are bright and sparkly and you can make them even more glittery with the glitter toppings.

Recommendation

Overall, I had a wonderful experience with the mascara, lip gloss and the nail varnishes. It brought me back to the time when I was still very young and daring with my makeup. This would definitely make a great gift, especially to teens who not only love the boy band, but who loves makeup as well.

Where to buy?

Makeup by One Direction just hit the following stores last November 15th.
Macy's
Dillards
Boscov's Stage Stores
Beauty Brands
Lord & Taylor

There is also an ongoing giveaway where you can have a chance to win all the products mentioned above. Simply join using the giveaway tool below. Good Luck!



Disclosure: I received product/s mentioned above for free to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by the brand.

Colour Strokes Brow Tint Lift w/ Lash Enhancing Serum {Review}



Nothing is more beautiful than natural looking eyebrows. Today's review is about Colour Strokes Brow Tint by Lashem, a tint that will give you just that. I chose the Raven shade to review. Aside from the mascara, Lashem sent me a bonus -- 1 mini 5ml Sample version of 3 in 1 Eye Bright and mini 5ml Sample version of Picture Perfect Wrinkle Reducer.




Product Description

Fill, tint, and sculpt with just one stroke.
Long-lasting tint keeps brows looking full and perfectly in place. Effective applicator distributes tinted gel precisely and evenly to fill in the gaps and sculpt brows with one simple application. Contains brow enhancing serum to promote healthier, stronger, thicker looking brows. Available in multiple shades: Blonde, Brunette, and Raven.

My Thoughts

I have a small gap in my right eyebrow and I've been trying to cover it up for years. I got it from chicken pox during my childhood, so I was really very excited when I found out that I will be reviewing the brow tint.

I like that it is very easy to apply. With just one stroke, I was able to tint, fill and sculpt my eyebrow. It's a good thing that Lashem concentrated on making an effective applicator. It evenly fills the gap and it distributes the gel perfectly. I didn't have smudges even if my hand was a little shaky.

before

after


Hours after I've applied it, my brows are still looking great. They look thicker and healthier. My brows stayed in place for hours and the gel didn't flake when it dried up.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience with the brow tint. It's flake-proof, smudge-proof and it's Paraben-free which means no harsh chemical was added to make the product.

Where to buy?

The Colour Strokes Brow Tint Lift w/ Lash Enhancing Serum can be purchased through the Lashem website for only $20.00. I am also offering an exclusive 30% Off Site-wide coupon code for my readers. Simply use the code BROW30BB before checkout.

Disclosure: I received product/s mentioned above for free to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by the brand.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway [ends Dec. 10]


It's beginning to look and SMELL a lot like Christmas in my home. Why? It's because I've finished decorating and the scented candles from the Old Factory that I am going to review has arrived.




About the Product

These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

My Thoughts

The box itself is very simple, yet, very elegant. More so with the jars. The jars they used for the candles are very simple with black lids, yet they look expensive and you can feel that extra care was given when they were made.

I chose the Happy Holidays set and in it are Christmas Tree, Candy Cane and Gingerbread. I immediately took a whiff from each jar and as soon as I opened the jar of candy cane, the wonderful aroma of mint and the hint of sweetness filled the air. To think that I didn't light it up, yet. The same goes with the Christmas Tree and Gingerbread.




It was the Christmas Tree candle that I lit up and the whole living room smelled of fresh pine. It burned clean and my house definitely smelled like Christmas!

If you can't think of anything to give your friends and family this Christmas, these wonderfully scented and handmade candles would make a great gift.

Where to buy?

Each of their gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. You will surely find the perfect theme for every occasion. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.

Below are the list of themes and their related fragrances.

Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves 
Happy Holidays: Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread
Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow
Romance: Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate
Fresh & Clean: Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen
Spa Day: Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea 
Vacation: Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi 
Coffee Shop: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea
Man Cave: Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany
High as a Kite: Cannabis, Incense, Bag O' Cookies
New Born Baby: Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket 
50 Shades: Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles

I am also giving away one FREE Old Factory Candle Gift Set of your choice to one lucky winner.

Prize: 1 one FREE Old Factory Candle Gift Set
Dates: 21 November 2014 - 10 December 2014
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the giveaway widget below.
Good luck! 


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Friday, November 14, 2014

InstaWave Curling Iron by Kiss Hair Appliances {Review}



Thanks to KISS Hair Appliances for sponsoring today’s discussion. I can't tell you how excited I was when I found out I am going to review the InstaWave Curling Iron.





Product Description

  • KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls 
  • Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand 
  • Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions 
  • Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes 2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420
How to use


My Opinion

After reading through the directions, the InstaWave curling iron seemed easy enough to use. It only took me a few tries to figure out how to get my niece's hair started on the machine.









This one is a little different than other curling irons because you hold this vertically instead of horizontally. Surprisingly, it is easier when you hold it like that. It also didn't take me long to curl my niece's long hair. It took only 10 seconds to get a curl in her hair using the high heat setting. And before I knew it, I was already done with her hair.

The next day, her hair is still looking fab. I never thought the curls would last that long. Many of the waves can't be seen the day after with other curling irons. With the InstaWave curling iron, the curls are still very much visible.

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this curling iron. It's so easy to use and you get salon-quality curls in seconds. I definitely recommend this.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the InstaWave curling iron through the Kiss Hair Appliances website. The curling iron is fairly priced at $19.99 and the Hyaluronic Acid Serum at $59.99.

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tagspire: A Social Commerce Network


With the holiday just right around the corner, I'm sure many of you are going crazy over what to wear for the festive season. Those who are planning on spending the holiday in the sun would naturally want some stylish summery clothes for those long, hot nights. And for those who do not have plans of going anywhere would want some fashionably warm and cozy outfits. Whether you are leaving town or you're just staying home, shopping for a favorite holiday look is still on top of your list.

If you're looking for great ideas for fashionable and affordable holiday clothes, let me tell you about Tagspire.

www.tagspire.com


It is a social commerce network inspired by people who love to dress up. By using this platform, you can discover new trends, endorse the things you love and earn cash rewards at the same time. You love social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest; and you love posting photos of yourself in different outfits, right? Tagspire works basically the same. The only difference is it is a social shopping site as well. You get to tag and endorse a favorite item to your photo and anyone who clicks on it and buys, you earn a commission. How cool is that?


What's great about this social commerce network is they have thousand of items available in the website. From designer Womenswear, menswear and accessories to the most affordable ones; you are sure to find them at Tagspire so, you stay ahead of the trends.

Tagspire is easy to use. All you need to do is sign up for an account. Once you've created your account, you can start posting your photos and tag them with your favorite items. You can share that photo on Facebook, so your friends can see your favorite items as well. It's easy, it's fun and I like the fact that I get to earn, too. Click here to learn more about Tagspire.

This post is sponsored by Tagspire.