2/26/15

Review: Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum

Have you ever been asked if you had gotten cosmetic surgery, but the truth is you just found a really good beauty product?  I have! It's not surgery. It's just a serum!   Got dry, tired skin, age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines? What about an acne scar, or a scratch? Vitamin C serum helps even the worst skin to refresh, and repair.  Anti-aging products like Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum are full of antioxidants that help renew skin cells and make them look healthy and youthful again, and the collagen can counteract fine lines and wrinkles! The ingredients in this product together combat free radicals to reverse damaged skin! If you are looking for the fountain of youth in a bottle, here you go!  I highly recommend this serum. 


I received a Vitamin C Serum by Amara Organics complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest review.  





About this product (From Amazon):
Vitamin C Serum for the face with 20%  Potency, Made with Vegan Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E, Considered the Best Natural & Organic Anti Aging Formula that stimulates Collagen, Repairs Wrinkles & Fades Age Spots, Gives skin a radiant and youthful glow, Guaranteed Results! 



How I use product:
I use 1 full drop for my whole face. I apply it to my finger tips, a little at a time and apply all over my freshly washed face and make sure it absorbs before applying moisturizer or anything else! 2x daily.


Pros:
No chemical smell
Very light fragrance
Vitamin E
Vitamin C
No animal testing
Vegan Hyaluronic Acid
Amara Organics is a family owned company that backs their products with a 365 day money back guarantee! 
Brightens skin
Tightens skin
Results immediately


Cons:
None



This product retails for $69.99 normally but is currently on sale for $17.95 + Free Shipping on orders over $35 on Amazon.

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2/20/15

Product Review: Intensive Youth Eye Gel by Radha Beauty


Did you know most of our visible aging starts with our eyes?  Our eyes show when we're stressed, tired, sad, & sometimes happy! Wrinkles, sunspots, and sleep deprivation have a huge affect on our eyes!  We can dramatically improve the appearance of young & healthy eyes simply by restoring & refreshing our under eye complexion! 


I'd like to share with you a product I recently sampled for testing purposes courtesy of Radha Beauty! *All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own! This is not a sponsored blog post! *

I got to try out the Intensive Youth Eye Gel. This eye gel contains plant stem cells and is enriched with vitamin e which is important in slowing down aging on the surface of the skin! 


 This product retails for $16.98 on Amazon.com (right now) or can be purchased at http://radhabeautyproducts.com/ for their listed price. And per their website, the ingredients list is as follows:

Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe, Matrixyl 3000, Palmitoyl Triepeptide-3, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Plant Stem Cells, Cucumber Hydrosol, Organic Jojoba Oil, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Silk Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, L’Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Wildcrafted Periwinkle, Organic Licorice, Wildcrafted Eye Bright, Wildcrafted Reishi, Organic Gotu Kola, Frankincense, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassi-um Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.


The directions on the side of the box were very straight forward. 


 This is what the product looks like when dispensed. 
Very thick & gel-like with a very smooth, creamy texture. 
   

I applied it with my middle finger to the underneath of my eyes and saw significant improvement after only the 2nd use!



Pros:

  • 1. Great smell! Smells like fresh cucumbers!
  • 2. Not tested on animals!
  • 3. Plant stem cells & vitamin e
  • 4. Peptides in the ingredients which are used to encourage the self-renewal capacity of our skin and thus promote an anti-ageing effect!
  • 5. Visible results, fast!
  • 6. Got rid of my dark circles.
  • 7. Can use all over face & under makeup! 
  • 8. Does not clog pores!
  • 9. Moisturizes
  • 10. Firms
  • 11. Brightens skin

  Cons:

  • None yet! 



Along with the Intensive Youth Eye Gel, I got to try 2 more of Radha Beauty's other products! 
Miracle Retinol Moisturizor & Vitamin C Serum. 




When all 3 of these products were used together regularly, my skin absolutely glowed. I felt refreshed and my skin has never looked healthier! 


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2/7/15

BZZReport:Popped Rice Crisps



For those who don't know, I am a BzzAgent and I get to try products complimentary for review and testing purposes from BzzAgent.com.  The following products were sent to me for free. #GotItFree


 I got a new BzzCampaign invite recently and it was for Popped Rice Crisps snacks. I received 5 bags to try. 3 Sour Cream & Onion, 2 Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Caramel Corn flavor.   Prior to joining this BzzCampaign, I had not purchased or tried this product.  I had tried another brand of rice crisps from a company called Hippie Chips before and really enjoyed those.  I was really anxious to try these Quaker rice crisps to see if there was any comparison!


After popping the first bag opened, I was impressed with the first bite.  As a busy mom of 3, I found these to be the perfect snack for my family. It's a great substitute for some of our unhealthy snack cravings... (talking to you husband.. with your chocolates!!)



Caramel Corn Flavor.  Check out that texture!!  This snack was delicious! Heavier than the other two flavors, but was the only one that was sweet and had caramel glaze baked into it. 


Cheddar Cheese Flavor. So much finger-lickin' good cheese coated these! Favorite of my daughters. They really made this easy for me! hahaha


Lastly, Sour Cream and Onion flavored crisps. These were very light, fluffy and so flavorful. This was a family favorite as well.




None of these Quaker Rice Crisp snacks left an unpleasant aftertaste, or tasted like cardboard.. which you usually see in Gluten-Free foods.  These were just awesome. I highly recommend these to anybody looking for a quick snack. I don't however recommend eating a whole bag in one sitting like I did, because... stomach ache.. that's why.   ;)  

Anyways, I cannot do a side-by-side comparison of Quaker vs Hippie Chips, but honestly they're both so good, Gluten-Free, and their flavors are vastly different. They both have my seal of approval!  If you have never tried rice crisps before, give em a go!

You can purchase Quaker Rice Crisps on Amazon or directly from the Quaker Store. You can also find them in some stores like Wal-Mart and they have several other flavors I didn't get to sample for this blog such as: Chocolate, Kettle Corn, Apple Cinnamon, Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, and Creamy Ranch.  These retail right now for $1.83 on Amazon.


Happy & healthy snacking.
xo,

2/6/15

Snack Time! Homemade Tortilla Chips!



I don't know about you, but I love snacking with tortilla chips, especially homemade tortilla chips!
It is really simple to make your own. All you need is your favorite type of tortilla, and some oil to cook them in. You can choose to bake, deep fry or pan fry them as well.  

For mine, I used Carapelli EVOO (For those not familiar with that term or Rachel Ray who says "EVOO" all the time, that means Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Mission White Corn Tortillas (Yellow is fine for this as well!), and Red Robin Seasoning for flavor. 

To begin, I put my stove on medium heat setting, put some EVOO on my skillet, and then stacked several tortillas together and cut them in 4 quarters to keep them pretty even and chip shaped.  Then I placed them in the skillet for 5 minutes on one side, seasoned them, and then flipped them for 5 minutes on the other side. They are done when they are crispy and golden! Cook them longer if you like them even more crispy! And that's it!  

Oh and one more thing, I paired mine with Tostitos Queso Blanco cheese dip and I diced up an avocado to eat with. So full of flavor and YUM!   

I like to make these with cinnamon & sugar also for my daughters with a fruit dip. You can do whatever you want when it's homemade!  
Hope you enjoy these photos! Thanks for stopping by!













Happy snacking!
XO,