Thursday, February 26, 2015

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel Review

Having good vibrant skin is very important to me especially on my face. I have flaws like any other woman like oily T-zones and large pores. I know how important it is to keep your skin moisturized no matter what but I never really much cared about the skin around my eyes. I have always had youthful looking skin and I get so many compliments on how I don't really look my age. (I really love those kinds of compliments!) But as we age, it is important to take care of our bodies and the skin that surrounds it especially around our eyes. The skin around our eyes are prone to wrinkles, crows feet, and losing elasticity. It is also very thin and needs extra care when moisturizing. I had the amazing opportunity through *BrandBacker and *InstaNatural to try out their Youth Express Eye Gel.

InstaNatural is a leading online and global distributor of more than a dozen nature inspired beauty and cosmetics products. Our products are one of the top sellers on Amazon and can also be found in leading spas, salons and aesthetic centers in the US, as well as internationally in UAE, UK and Canada (coming soon). We are constantly in search of wonderful natural and organic ingredients from the around the globe, so we can bring you the absolute best products, no matter the cost. In addition, we strongly believe in treating our customers the way we would want to be treated. This is why our lifetime satisfaction guarantee and our customer service is unlike any other company in the industry.

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel

InstaNatural's Youth Express Eye Gel provides absolute care to the eye area. It is enriched with Plant Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil to help with dark circles, puffiness and sagging skin. This blend of powerful ingredients increases elasticity and enhances the tone of your skin to provide a firm, plump appearance. Key Ingredients:  Plant Stem Cells: Helps mitigate premature signs of aging, Matrixyl 3000: Tightens and firms the skin, Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes your skin deeply. Other ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Aloe, Vitamin E, Amino Acid Complex Cucumber Hydrosol and more. InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel is clear in color, absorbs into the skin quickly, and lightweight. The gel comes in a 1.7 fl oz bottle and the bottle has a squeeze top which I love. I use one pump of the gel and split it for both eyes and that is really all that you need so this bottle will last a while. The gel does not have a smell at all so it did not irritate my eyes or cause any redness.

I have some darkness under my eyes and I have noticed since using this product that the area is slightly a little lighter. I have been using the product for 3 weeks and I am sure that over time, the skin under my eyes will be more lighter and firmer. The way that I use this product is I first cleanse my skin with cleanser. Then I use witch hazel as my toner to get out any dirt that my cleanser may not have gotten with a clean cotton puff. Once my face is dry, I put on the InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel and I pat it onto the under eye area very softly because the skin around your eye area is very delicate and I put on my mobile lid as well. I let that dry and place on my moisturizer and I am done! I will continue to use this product so that I will have the best looking eyes on the planet! (wink! wink!)

If you want to learn more information about this product, please visit the InstaNatural's website at http://instanatural.com/collections/skin-care/products/youth-express-eye-gel

If you want to check out BrandBacker, please visit their website at www.brandbacker.com

*This is a sponsored post. I was given this product for review courtesy of Brandbacker and InstaNatural. All opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in a Jar! New Reese's Spreads

Everyone that knows me know that I LOVE Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! The combination of milk chocolate and peanut butter is genius! When I get a sweet tooth, this is my one guilty pleasure! So when I saw that it not came in a spread, I was like, "Really!" I want to try this immediately! I had some questions in my mind like, "Will this taste like the candy?" Well? Lol!

Reese's Spreads





*Reese's Spreads is a spread that is made up of milk chocolate and peanut butter and mixed together to create a nice creamy spread that you are able to pair with a food of your choice. You can pair Reese's Spreads with Pita Chips, Vanilla Wafers, Banana Chips, and bacon! Turkey or beef bacon for me please! I love to spread it on my toast and strawberries but I love it on my pretzels! As for the taste, you ready!? It tastes exactly like the Reese's Peanut Butter cups candy! I am sold! So now I don't have to wonder anymore! I can eat this right out of the jar and I do sometimes! So if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind combination of chocolate and peanut butter taste to any food, anytime, and anywhere, then get your jar of Reese's Spreads!

Reese's Spreads are now available nationwide at food, mass, drug and convenience store in 13oz jars that retail for $3.89.

Please follow Reese's on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Reese's and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ReesesPBCups

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*I received this product courtesy of Influenster for testing. The opinion is 100% my own!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dead Sea Mud Mask by InstaNatural

I love a good weekly facial! But sometimes I don't have the time or the funds to go get a professional facial although it would be nice sometimes. No matter what age you are, keeping your skin exfoliated, clean, and moisturized is a must! With my facial skin being dry in some areas, oily in my T-zones, and large pores, I need a product that is going to make my face look radiant! I love trying new products so I was super ecstatic to try out the 100% Natural Mineral-Infused Dead Sea Mud Mask Holistic Detoxifier and Purifier for radiant, refined skin by InstaNatural!

InstaNatural 100% Natural Mineral-Infused Dead Sea Mud Mask Holistic Detoxifier & Purifier for Radiant, Refined Skin


According to their website, "InstaNatural is a leading online and global distributor of more than a dozen nature inspired beauty and cosmetics products. Our products are one of the top sellers on Amazon and can also be found in leading spas, salons and aesthetic centers in the US, as well as internationally in UAE, UK and Canada (coming soon). We are constantly in search of wonderful natural and organic ingredients from the around the globe, so we can bring you the absolute best products, no matter the cost. In addition, we strongly believe in treating our customers the way we would want to be treated. This is why our lifetime satisfaction guarantee and our customer service is unlike any other company in the industry."

The Dead Sea Mud Mask is a detoxifier and a purifier that pulls impurities from the skin like excess oil and dirt to reveal glowing skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains but I just used it on my face. In opening the jar, it does look mud and did not have a smell to me at all. As per the directions. you put on a thin layer (watching out for the eyes and lip area) and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. As the mud mask dried, my skin got really tight! That sort of let me know that it was working on drawing out those nasty impurities! After it dried, I took some warm water and a clean washcloth and used circular motion to remove the mud mask from my skin. It was fairly easy to remove and I just patted my skin dry. My skin felt soft and looked radiant! I put my usual moisturizer on because with any cleanser, you need to moisturize. You are only required to use this product once a week and it states that on the jar. I set aside one day a week as my "me time" spa day where I just pamper myself and this product has been added to my regimen! As with any product, too much can cause problems so once a week is more than sufficient to use this product. This product did not break-out my skin or irritated my skin at all. This would be a great product to use in your at home spa regimen for your "me time" or with your girls!

If you want to learn more about this product from InstaNatural, please visit their website at http://instanatural.com/collections/body-hair/products/dead-sea-mud-mask

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*This is a sponsored post by BrandBacker. I was given a sample of this product to review in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Insta Natural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask Review along w/100% Certified Organic Argan Oil and Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum

I love to be able to have my hair act right when I need it to. I started my hair journey on January 12, 2014 to transition from relaxers to my natural curls. I have been in the market for a conditioner that makes my hair not only soft but moisturizes as well. I have now found that product! When you are transitioning from relaxers, your new growth is much thicker than your relaxed ends if you decide not to do a BC (Big Chop). I decided that I did not want to do a BC and do a long time transition but couldn't find a good enough conditioner that my hair would respond to. Until now! I had the opportunity to try out a few of their products for my honest review and the products that were sent to me was the Insta Natural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask (8 oz), Insta Natural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil (4 oz), and Insta Natural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum (1 oz). I love them all!



Insta Natural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask is a hair mask that can be used as a deep conditioner and a regular conditioner. It simply has 5 (yes 5) key ingredients: Argan Oil, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin B5.  This intensive blend full of organic ingredients also serves to strengthen hair to defend against heat damage and other external aggressors. I decided to use it as a deep conditioner. As per the directions, you are to use it on damp, clean hair and leave on between 5-15 minutes. I decided leave it in overnight for a really deep conditioning of my hair. A little goes a long way when you just finger it through your hair strands and place a plastic cap so that your body's natural heat can warm up the mask. I rinsed it out the next morning and then I used the Insta Natural 100% Certified Organic Argan Oil to add some shine to my hair, and styled my hair as usual. I was really surprised at how easy it was to comb through my hair with less breakage and tangles of my relaxed ends because that is my biggest issue! The smell of the Insta Natural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask is not overpowering and it sort of smells like a mixture of oranges and chocolate. Which I liked because I am not a fan of products that have an overpowering smell or don't smell good at all!

The second product that I had the pleasure of trying was the Insta Natural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil. This oil is virgin and cold pressed. I love that it is pure and organic because I don't like to put anything in my hair or body that is not pure and organic. To me, it doesn't really have a smell. It is not too thick and along with putting on my damp hair, I also used it on my body as soon as I got out of the shower before I dried off. It didn't leave me greasy and left my skin smooth and soft. I like to add my favorite scented lotion or body butter on top of my oil for extra moisture.

                                                        

The last product that I had the pleasure of trying was the Insta Natural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum. Its use is for flawless and youthful skin. This product has 20% Vitamin C, 3.5% Niacinamide, 2.5% Retinol, and 2% Salicylic Acid. I like the smell because it smells like oranges. I use this serum in the morning and at night before I go to bed. I cleanse my face and then I use a toner. After my face has dried from the toner, I put about 10 drops (serum has a liquid dropper) in the palm of my hand and rub together and I just pat it into my skin and neck. I follow it up with my normal face moisturizer as per the directions on the bottle. I have noticed that my skin is looking brighter but haven't noticed any clearing of some dark spots that are on my neck but I have only been using this product for a little while but I definitely notice the brightness of my facial skin.

                                                           




I personally am in love with all three of these products and definitely will be repurchasing these items because they are now my new staples in my beauty regimen. If you want to check out the Insta Natural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask, please check it out at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MNK9R5Y. The other products are on www.amazon.com as well.

If you want to check out other products that Insta Natural offers, check out their website at http://www.InstaNatural.com. If you would like to become a member of BrandBacker, please check out their website at www.brandbacker.com.


*This is a sponsored post thanks to BrandBacker!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Remington T|Studio Pink Silk Setter Review

We as women take pride in having a great hair day so the products and tools that we use are so essential in us creating that awesome look! When I was chosen as one of *Remington's First Look product testers, I was more than willing to jump at the chance because I love their products! The product that caught my attention that I really wanted to try was the T|Studio Pink Silk Setter. There are 20 separate rollers that you place on the steel burners that are in the storage case. The curlers are black with velvet and they have hot pink clips to hold your hair in place.

Now we really don't have a lot of time in the mornings to spend on our hair if we are pressed for time! So the Remington T|Studio Pink Silk Setter is perfect to get that perfect curl in minutes instead of sleeping in rollers all night.  When you wake up, just plug into a standard wall socket and as per the instructions, it takes 90 seconds to heat up but for maximum curl, let it heat between 3-5 minutes and boy does it get hot! Be careful as will any tool that is heated and keep away from curious children! Once it has fully heated, roll your hair in desired style and place on your makeup or get dressed. If you want a looser curl, leave the rollers in for a short time, for a tighter curl, leave in longer. After the desired time has passed, remove the curlers and you have a great curl and style you hair the way you want! Just that simple! An easy, fast way to obtain a curl without all of the hassle. I have long, thick hair and it curled my hair beautifully! I was really impressed! So if you are in the market for a fast and easy way to save some time curling your hair, I would suggest you looking into purchasing Remington's T|Studio Pink Silk Setter! You won't be disappointed!



*I am a Remington First Look participant and was given this product to review. All opinions are strictly my own!




Monday, September 22, 2014

Birchblogger Marcelle Colour Cosmetic Review

I had the pleasure of receiving some *Marcelle Colour Cosmetics for review. Marcelle is a cosmetic company that is based in Canada and her products are made in Canada. She not only has color cosmetics, she also has skin care products. Her products are hypo-allergenic and perfume free. Here are some pictures of the items that I received.




I received the Marcelle Innovation BB Cream for all skin types, the Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara, the Marcelle Monochromatic Bronzer, and the Marcelle Lux Gloss Creme in the color (40) Angel. Let me just say that I loved each one of these products! At first, I was a little concerned about the BB Creme and Bronzer matching my skin tone because it is so hard to find these products for my particular skin tone but I did not have to worry at all! The first product that I am going to talk about is the Marcelle Innovation BB Creme.

Marcelle Innovation BB Cream Golden Glow


This BB Cream went on smooth with my flat foundation brush and I used a primer underneath. The coverage was smooth and it just seemed to melt into my skin! The product says that it is for all skin types, is hypo-allergenic, and offers 8 in 1 multiple benefits like:

1. Providing a healthy glow with the right illumination
2. Evens out skin tone
3. Offers immediate and long-term hydrating benefits
4.Protects from premature aging and environmental stresses
5. Promotes skin regeneration
6. Soothes and calms
7. Reduces the appearance of imperfection
8. Controls shine

 I am sold because it matched my skin tone perfectly! The product also says that it is a skin enhancer and can replace some products like a lightweight moisturizer, tinted corrector, and a make-up base. I chose to wear a face primer because it is just simple a habit of mine but it did not take away from the benefits of the product. I have combination skin and am oily in my T-zone and usually by the afternoon, I am looking like a grease ball! But when I checked on my face that afternoon, I did not have to use any of my oil blotting sheets! I was thankful for that! This will be a BB Cream that I will continue using. The next product I had the pleasure of trying is the Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara.

Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara
I love big, long lashes! I do not like when I wear a mascara and by the end of the day I see flakes of my mascara underneath my eye! I like a mascara to lengthen my lashes to enhance the appearance of my eyes. I got this with this mascara! The brush was not too big and just the right size for me to get my small bottom eyelashes. It did not clump on my lashes and cover each lash nicely. This mascara made my eyes pop and I loved it! It didn't make my lashes feel too heavy but it did add more curl to my lashes which already have a natural curl. I will continue to use this mascara! The next item that I had the pleasure of evaluating is the Marcelle Monocromatic Bronzer.

Marcelle Monocromatic Bronzer
This bronzer complimented my skin tone perfectly! It has a matte finish and I used it all over my face to give it a natural radiance. This product says that it evens out skin tone and absorbs excess sebum (oil). Again, like the BB Creme, I did not notice a shine at all at the end of the day and my face just as well put on when I did it that morning. Last but certainly not least my last product that I had the pleasure of evaluating is the Marcelle Lux Lip Gloss Creme in the color Angel (40).

Marcelle Lux Gloss in the color Angel
I love lip gloss!All colors and all types of shine! It just puts the finishing touches to a nice make-up look! This gloss was not too bright but you did notice that it was there! The brush glided on my lips smoothly adding a touch of light pink shine that lasted pretty much all day! Even through drinking cups of water I did not reapply once and I still had shine! This would be a great everyday gloss or to use it to add shine to a matte pink color! Another product that I will continue using! Here is a photo of me with each of the products on with some added eyeshadow that is not a Marcelle product.



With evaluating all of these products, I was extremely satisfied with each item and loved each one so much that I will be purchasing more of Marcelle cosmetics in the future! Thank you Birchblogger and Marcelle Cosmetics for allowing me to evaluating some great products. If you would like to become a Birchblogger please sign up at www.birchblogger.com. Please also follow them at Birchbox on Facebook and Twitter. Also, please follow Marcelle on Twitter at @MarcelleTweets and visit her website at www.marcelle.com for more of her amazing products!

*Disclaimer:  I am a Birchblogger and I received these products for free to evaluate. All opinions are clearly my own!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies Review

Having good, healthy hair is every women's dream. I know growing up, I always wanted long, flowing hair! So when I got old enough to put a relaxer in my hair, I jumped at the chance. I was 13 years old. I was so happy! My hair was long (shoulder length) and it felt so soft! Over the years, I had no idea how the effects of having my hair relaxed from every 8 weeks to every 4 weeks back to every 8 weeks and the constant daily use of heat (curling irons, flat irons, etc.) would take a toll on my hair strands.  My hair did grow to Arm Pit Length but would never grow past that.  Although I thought my hair was healthy at APL (Arm Pit length), I have always wondered why my hair would never grow past my arm pits. After my hair has been relaxed so long, I decided to make a decision to transition from relaxers for a while and get my hair healthy just to see if it will grow longer. That was on January 12, 2014. Never knew about hair vitamins and how it would help my hair become stronger so that it enables my hair to grow. With so many popular brands on the market, it was a hard decision for me to choose the right one for me and one that would fit my budget. I was so happy when I was given the opportunity to try out Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies. *I am a Smiley360 member and I was given a free sample of the product to try out for my review. Below is a picture of everything that was sent to me.




When I received the product, I was so anxious to get started taking them so that my hair would get stronger so that it would grow. Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies is a Skin & Hair nutrient with Biotin and Antioxidant Vitamins C & E. It is a dietary supplement. The product has NO Artificial Flavor, Milk, Lactose, Soy, Gluten, Wheat, Yeast, or Fish and it is Sodium Free! How Awesome! The Optimal Solutions line was designed for women by women offering a simple way to target the areas that mean the most to them. That is enough to for me to try this product. I received a full sized bottle with 80 gummies. It was strawberry flavored and you take 2 gummies per day with food. The gummies tasted great! I was pleasantly surprised! Also, with the product being gummies you always have a concern that it would get stuck in-between your teeth but not with this product! I didn't experience any adverse effects with taking this product. My nails were very brittle and would grow to a certain length and then break off. I noticed since taking Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies that my nails were stronger and shinier. My hair also feels softer and stronger and my skin looks brighter! I am well pleased with this product and I will not hesitate to purchase this product and continue to incorporate it into my daily routine to maintain my hair, skin, and nail health.

Trying Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies was a perfect choice for me to try. If you are in the market of looking for a vitamin that will help you in your journey for healthier hair, skin, & nails, then this is the perfect product for you. Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions is offering a 30 challenge just head to http://smiley360.com/2911279.cfm and sign up for the 30 day challenge to look and feel more beautiful. Also follow Nature's Bounty on twitter at www.twitter.com/NaturesBounty or Facebook at www.facebook.com/NaturesBounty.  If you are interested in becoming a member of Smiley360, then here's my personal link http://smiley360.com/?refid=172968 and sign up! 

*Disclaimer:  I am a member of Smiley360 and I was given a sample of this product for free to try and review. All opinions are completely my own.