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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Garcinia Cambodia by Xium {Review}


I'm not the type of person who easily jumps to taking diet pills when the weight won't budge, but when I was offered a chance to review an all natural weight loss pills, I thought I'd give it a try. So, today I am reviewing Garcinia Cambodia by Xium.

Product Description

  • 750 MG (VEGETARIAN / VEGAN) Per Serving - Powerful Ingredients - As Seen On Dr. Oz 
  • 100% PURE -Easy To Swallow - Rapid Release Capsules 
  • Min 60% HCA - Standardized to contain 60% Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) 
  • MADE IN USA - Clinically Proven Garcinia Cambogia Extract (HCA) #1 Doctor Recommended Brand



My Thoughts

I've been taking this for two weeks now and I only lost 1 1/2 lbs. This, I suppose, is not the ideal weight you should lose if you would read other reviews. But this is already something to me. I've been struggling to lose weight for the past years and even if I ate less and exercised daily, my weight remained the same. I'm thinking, maybe, my metabolism is too slow that is why I am only losing a few pounds.

I was also surprised that I don't feel hungry often. Now I can skip snacks and I stopped craving for sweets. If I continue to take this, though it may take longer for me, I'm sure I will eventually get to my ideal weight.

Recommendation

If you're looking for a supplement to help curb hunger and shed off the pounds, I recommend this. You just can't take it and let it work on its own. You have to do your part and exercise to see results.

Garcinia Cambodia is available on Amazon. You may also click on Xium for more information.

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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Early Halloween Discounts

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Shop early for Halloween with amazing discounts from BuyCostumes
Eek! Halloween is only 99 days away which means it's time to start thinking about the perfect costume for not only yourself, but your entire family! Right now at BuyCostumes, you can save up to 80% on high-quality Halloween costumes, accessories and Halloween decorations. 

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If you're not quite ready to decide on the perfect Halloween costume, you can still take advantage of deep discounts and stock up on dress-up costumes for the kids. With over 150 different sale costumes to choose from, you can find fun costume favorites and never have a boring moment this summer. 

Spider-Man Comic Adult Costume
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You can still look fantastic and save a ton! In addition to rock bottom costume prices, you can also Get $10 off orders of $50+ at BuyCostumes when you shop by 7/27. Shop now!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

EMFACEiZE Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer Face Cream by Protege {Review}


Today I am reviewing EMFACEiZE Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer Face Cream by Protege. I was very excited when it arrived at my doorstep. The cream contains Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Lycopene, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, and Pomegranate Seed Oil -- ingredients believed to keep skin moisturized and young looking. What more could you ask for? Let's see if it does what it promises.



Product Description 
EmFACEize is an Advanced Anti-Aging Daily Defense Cream Formulated to Moisturize & Protect Against Signs of Aging

UV Damage: Enriched with Vitamin E and Lycopene, which Together Fight Against Damage Caused by UV Rays Let the Sun Shine on Your Face

Wrinkles & Fine Lines: Specially Formulated with Collagen, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Avocado Oil that Work to Smooth Out Difficult Age Indicators and Bring Back Elasticity. Be Beautiful at Any Age!!

Dry Skin: The Unique Combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, and Almond Oil will Instantly Relieve Dryness, and will Lock in Moisture to Keep Your Skin Supple All Day.

Feel Your Skin's Texture Come Closer to Being Smooth as Silk!



My Opinion

It has a light consistency, so it's easy to work on the skin. It absorbs fast and dried up quickly. There is a skin tightening feeling after application, which is good because to me, it means it's working. I like that it doesn't leave an oily look; glowing, but not shiny. It doesn't take much to work on the entire face and neck area, so a little goes a long way for this.



The cream is not scented; another plus for those who use other products such as makeup or Korean alphabet creams. The mix of different scents sometimes, produce an unpleasant smell. This is a great product to use under makeup because just like I mentioned earlier, the cream is not thick.

Pros

It contains all natural ingredients and was not tested on animals. The presence of essential oils that greatly benefit skin are enough to keep you convinced that this is a nice and gentle product.

Cons

It would have been nice if UV protection was added, so you can avoid using too many products on your face.

Recommendation

The cream works great at moisturizing skin. It's not heavy and safe to use with other products. If you're looking for a product to keep your skin soft, smooth, supple and looking younger, I highly recommend this. While I a sample was sent to me for free, I love what it does on my skin and I will not hesitate to purchase it.

EMFACEiZE Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer Face Cream is available on Amazon for only $29.99.

For more information about the product, please visit their website at www.protegebeauty.com.


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.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Skin by Day By Day Beauty {Review}


Hyaluronic acid is now a very popular ingredient in many beauty products and supplements. Why? It's because this gel-like water that holds molecule hydrates skin and hair, fills the eye and cushions joints. Many experts believe that Hyaluronic Acid is the new Fountain of Youth. Our cells naturally contains HA, but as we age, our body's production of Hyaluronic acid lessens, thus the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and joint pains.

This is not my first time to use a face product with HA and I love what it does on my skin. Let's see if the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Day By Day Beauty deserves a spot on my dresser.




Indications Improves fine lines and wrinkles; increases collagen production for firmer, smoother, hydrated skin. Perfect for all skin types.

Ingredients Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulf- onylmethane (MSM), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

Directions Apply small amount with fingertips to freshly cleansed and toned face, neck and d_colletage areas (avoid direct contact with eyes). Follow with a moisturizer.

My Opinion

The serum is very light and easy to apply, though the consistency is thicker than most serums. It has a light, pleasant smell that doesn't stay on the skin. The small amount that I applied on my face was absorbed fast and it does not leave a stiky feeling. Instantly, my skin felt soft and smooth. It also leaves a "glowy" look and I love that my skin looks plump and supple. My crow's feet appear lighter as well.





Pros

It's packaged really nicely and it comes with a pump. One pump can cover up your entire face, so a little goes a long way. It's organic and works on all skin types. The serum does not leave an oily look.

Cons

Zilch! I have not encountered any problems with this serum. It works for me and I like the results that I see.

Recommendation

We tend to spend so much on creams to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and most of the time they don't work. I'd say you give aluronic acid a try and you'll be amazed wit the results.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Skin by Day By Day Beauty can be purchased on Amazon for only $18.50.

Visit their website or like them on Faceboook for more information.


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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Best Lip Gloss Collagen Lip Gloss {Review}




I was very excited when the Best lip gloss collagen lip gloss by Natural Collagen Inventia arrived at my doorstep. Let's see how it works.




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Lip skin is very delicate and thin, and therefore particularly susceptible to harsh weather conditions such as solar radiation, wind and frost. All of these factors irritate it, which is why it bears signs of dryness in the form of tightening, small cracks and peeling. For effective protection, lips must be moisturised, lubricated and nourished. Bearing in mind the special requirements of lip skin, we have created a formula rich in ingredients that ensure both intense moisturization and effective lubrication. Additionally, the components of Collagen Booster Lip Gloss visibly revitalise the protective barrier of lip skin, to prevent drying and ensure that lips are smooth and regenerated.

EFFECTS

  • Intensively regenerates the lips and nourishes them perfectly 
  • Restores comfort and lasting hydration 
  • Instantly smoothes and rejuvenates the lips 
  • Lips became velvety and sensually soft 
  • It protects lips against photo-aging and drying 
  • It makes lips beautifully shiny and looking appetizing


My Opinion

It works! It smells like strawberry and it's not sticky at all. There is no tingling sensation like other "plumping" products for the lip. The texture is like Vaseline, but this one is lighter. I just dabbed my finger lightly on the jar and that is already enough to plump my puckers. A little goes a long way for this one. Below are my before and after photos.




Would I buy this again?

Definitely! I love the boost it gave my lips and the effect is long lasting, unlike regular lip glosses that dries up after a while. This one heavily smooths and regenerates your lips.

Best Lip Gloss is available on Amazon. For more information, please visit their website or like them on Facebook.

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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Brazilian Nut & Acai Berry SHINE SERUM {Review}

I was recently sent a sample of Brazilian Nut and Acai Berry Shine Serum and some Silk Nonmetal Hair Elastics complimentary of Brand Backer. 




Product Description

Brazilian Nut & Acai Berry SHINE SERUM
  • adds shine to dull & dry hair

Silk Non Metal Hair Elastics 
Highly coveted for its luxurious and delicate qualities, silk helps maintain healthy looking hair by minimizing friction and preventing natural oils from depleting. Fabrics such as cotton have the tendency to absorb hair’s natural moisture and be overly harsh, causing hair to become dry and brittle. Sealing in nutrients and shine, hair dressed in silk results in a smoother and glossier appearance.

My Opinion

The serum has a very thick, syrupy consistency. The smell is fantastic! My niece says it smells like vanilla and my 3 year old niece says it smells yummy!



I tried it on my niece's very long hair. I used two pumps. Here's a before and after picture of her hair.



Her hair looks more manageable and tamed. It's also shiny and dryness is gone in an instant. This is a great apply-before-you-go-out-of-the house or bring-it-with-you-anywhere tool for instantly beautiful hair.





The silk hair elastics are very gentle to the hair as well. There is no friction at all and you can easily pull it off your hair without struggling. I gave all of it to my niece because she loves it and my hair is too short for ponytails.

Recommendation

The shine serum works great for dry and brittle hair. It does not only bring back the shine, but it makes hair soft, smooth and more manageable. I'm definitely buying this again and if you're also thinking of purchasing this, here's the discount code for the loyal readers of this blog: hair10. You get 10% Off of shopping cart at www.701nyc.com.

The shine serum works great for dry and brittle hair. It does not only bring back the shine, but it makes hair soft, smooth and more manageable. I'm definitely buying this again and if you're also thinking of purchasing this, here's the discount code for the loyal readers of this blog: hair10. You get 10% Off of shopping cart at www.701nyc.com.

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Top nail colors trends for spring

Here are the latest nail color trends to play with this summer.
  1. Shimmer and glitter
  2. Minty
  3. Tropical fun
  4. Latte
  5. Pastels
  6. Blues/Greens
  7. Blush
  8. Nocturnelle
  9. Blood red
  10. Metallics

Spotlight on Glitter Nail Lacquer, Rose of Light

Spotlight on Glitter Nail Lacquer, Rose of Light
Give your nails some sparkle if you want a little bit of attention. For a more go with glitter.

Spotlight on Glitter Nail Lacquer, Rose of Light - $4.50, 2.25 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

WHERE'S MY CHAUFFEUR Mint Green Nail Polish

WHERE'S MY CHAUFFEUR Mint Green Nail Polish
If you need a lift then catch a ride with this elegant, opulent turquoise nail color that never fails to pick you up. A shade is definitely help you go places.

Winter Collection WHERE'S MY CHAUFFEUR Mint Green Nail Polish 818 Lacquer - $5.85, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Triple Shine ~ Taheati 620 ~ 'Tahiti Sunset' Collection

Triple Shine ~ Taheati 620 ~ 'Tahiti Sunset' Collection
Meant for every day use.  From water to workout, day in and day out, nothing will dull these nails. The gloss is protected with the Ultimate Shield Complex, exclusive to Sally Hansen, designed to help polish withstand the wear and tear of everyday living for non-stop shine.
Triple Shine ~ Taheati 620 ~ 'Tahiti Sunset' Collection - $10.99, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Nail Lacquer, Trallop

Nail Lacquer, Trallop
A promiscuous lass.  This is an opaque, caramel creme color.  Its risky business is the name of the game for the wearer.

Nail Lacquer, Trallop, .4 oz - $15.00, 5.99 shipping - Available at BeautyBar.com

Nail Polish Lacquer Hide & Go Chic Collection TRUTH OF FLARE 0.46 Oz 865

Nail Polish Lacquer Hide & Go Chic Collection TRUTH OF FLARE 0.46 Oz 865
Sexy. Fun. Glamorous. This vintage blue denim color fits perfectly with jeans.

Nail Polish Lacquer Hide & Go Chic Collection TRUTH OF FLARE 0.46 Oz 865 - $5.98, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

e.l.f. Nail Polish, Sea Escape

e.l.f. Nail Polish, Sea Escape
Escape with this chip resistant, high shine, long lasting color.
e.l.f. Nail Polish, Sea Escape, 0.34 Fluid Ounce - $6.00, 5.48 shipping - Available at Amazon.com

Salon Manicure Nail Polish - Pink Pong

Salon Manicure Nail Polish - Pink Pong
Need to skip the salon but get the same results. Get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle.

Salon Manicure Nail Polish - Pink Pong (Pack of 2) - $21.99, 3.19 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

MAC Nail Lacquer - Nocturnelle

MAC Nail Lacquer - Nocturnelle
Deep, dark and rich.  Nothing subtle about nails that look like a dark night sky.
MAC Nail Lacquer - Nocturnelle - $7.00, 4.99 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

'Cherry Berry' Nail Lacquer

'Cherry Berry' Nail Lacquer
A delicious berry tone has a keen, brilliant color. Cherry Berry is feminine, young, and universally appealing to all age groups.
'Cherry Berry' Nail Lacquer - $18.00, Free shipping - Available at Nordstrom

BOHO Rock Nail Polish Collection Color Cosmetics - Gray

BOHO Rock Nail Polish Collection Color Cosmetics - Gray
A collection of layering shades designed to unleash your Bohemian spirit. Sensuous neutrals combine with ethereal textures for an earthy and feminine finish.


BOHO Rock Nail Polish Collection Color Cosmetics - Gray - $15.00, 5.48 shipping - Available at Amazon.com

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Costumes



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Get 25% Off of a New Transformers: Age of Extinction Costume at BuyCostumes
On June 27th, theaters across America will be booming with the next greatest summer blockbuster: Transformers: Age of Extinction. Enhance your movie going experience and pick up one of the new Transformers costumes at BuyCostumes!

Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Bumblebee costumes and accessories are available in adult and kid's sizes - perfect for premier parties, birthday celebrations and beating the inevitable Halloween rush. Now through June 22, take 25% off one item at BuyCostumes! Just use promo code: TAKE25BC at checkout to transform your summer at BuyCostumes. Shop now!

Friday, June 13, 2014

New BA STAR Tropical Eye Shadow Palette {Review and Giveaway}

I got very excited when the New BA STAR Tropical Eye Shadow Palette arrived at my doorstep. I already reviewed the New BA STAR Eye Shadow Palettes. So let's see if this one is as good as the Smoky and Natural eye shadow palette I reviewed a few months back.




Product Description

  • Makeup Artist Selected Colors 
  • High Pigment, Long Lasting. 
  • Custom Face Charts and Makeup Videos Available

My Opinion

I love that it's not powdery at all and there were no fall outs when applied on skin, so I didn't have to worry about smudges at all. I also love that it's very pigmented and it has a creamy consistency; these made the makeup easy to apply. It blends pretty easily and not chunky. Those swatches you see in the photos were done with just one swipe. You will also notice that there is not much difference when I used the base.




Pros

The colors are pretty and bright, but very light, which make them perfect for summer. They last long after application.



Cons

I found it difficult to remove when I applied it using the base, but I guess to others, who have to wear makeup for a long time, this is a big plus.

Recommendation

The colors are pretty and would match any summer outfit. Whether you are at work, at the beach or at a party, the New BA STAR Tropical Eye Shadow Palette would definitely finish off your look.

To know more about BA Star products you may visit their website, follow them on Intagram or Pinterest.

And because you are a loyal reader of this blog, you'll get a 50% discount when you purchase the palette. Use the code 50TROPIC. It's valid until July 4, 2014.

I am also giving 2 of my readers a chance to win a Free Palette & Glue. Giveaway starts 13 June 2014 and ends 20 June 2014. The giveaway is open for US only, 18+. One entrant per household, please!

Good luck!!!



Disclosure: A sample was sent to me by BrandBacker for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine and was in no way influenced by the brand. However, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

10 Fashion handbags to make your friends envious


There is nothing like having the world in the palm of your hands; but life is better when you can carry it in a bag! Here are a few fashion bags that will surely have friends and onlookers alike appreciating your fabulousness.

As Is" Dooney & Bourke Snake Embossed Leather Hobo

As Is
Enough compartments to carry your money, makeup and the kitchen sink

As Is" Dooney & Bourke Snake Embossed Leather Hobo - $159.95, 10.72 shipping - Available at QVC

Persimmon Strata Anytime Tote

Persimmon Strata Anytime Tote
Anytime and anyplace indeed, this bag is sure to attract attention.

Persimmon Strata Anytime Tote - $245.00, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Candy Bag - Color-Blocked Satchel Handbags - Orange

Candy Bag - Color-Blocked Satchel Handbags - Orange
This cloudy blue bag is awesome enough to carry the sun!

Candy Bag - Color-Blocked Satchel Handbags - Orange - $298.00, Free shipping - Available at Nordstrom

SoleSocietyCamille LASER CUT SATCHEL - Luggage-one size

SoleSocietyCamille LASER CUT SATCHEL - Luggage-one size
Laser cut leather is not only art but it is oh so chic!

SoleSocietyCamille LASER CUT SATCHEL - Luggage-one size - $69.95, Free shipping - Available at Sole Society

Large Skorpios Shoulder Bag - Michael Kors

Large Skorpios Shoulder Bag - Michael Kors
This bag is perfect for the classy business woman to hold all her cash.
Large Skorpios Shoulder Bag - Michael Kors - $1295.00, Free shipping - Available at Neiman Marcus

Large Miranda Python Tote - Michael Kors

Large Miranda Python Tote - Michael Kors
Don’t get too close because this bag has a lot of bite and fierceness!

Large Miranda Python Tote - Michael Kors - $2995.00, Free shipping - Available at Neiman Marcus

LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Satchel Satchel Handbags - Red

LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Satchel Satchel Handbags - Red
Lauren Newbury bags are mysterious and chic all rolled into one makes for one sexy bag and owner

LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Satchel Satchel Handbags - Red - $298.00, Free shipping - Available at Zappos.com

Dooney & Bourke Nylon Drawstring Drawstring Handbags - Navy

Dooney & Bourke Nylon Drawstring Drawstring Handbags - Navy
A classic color with a classic styled bag makes for a very classy kind of girl.

& Bourke Nylon Drawstring Drawstring Handbags - Navy - $139.00, Free shipping - Available at Zappos.com

Dooney & Bourke Navy Medium Zipper Pocket Sac

Dooney & Bourke Navy Medium Zipper Pocket Sac
Fun and fashionable! You’ll be one breathtaking vagabond carrying this bag!
& Bourke Navy Medium Zipper Pocket Sac - $288.00, Free shipping - Available at Zappos.com

Top-Sider Women's North South Tote Vivid Viola Vivid Viola

Top-Sider Women's North South Tote Vivid Viola Vivid Viola
This is a practical tote that oozes simplicity and functionality.

Top-Sider Women's North South Tote Vivid Viola Vivid Viola - $80.99, 4.95 shipping - Available at SperryTopSider.com

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