11/24/15

Review: OZ Naturals 50% Glycolic Acid Micro Peel


ABOUT:
Oz Naturals face peel contains 50% Glycolic Acid, which is a micro chemical peel that helps to exfoliate your skin by dissolving dead skin cells and improving the texture of your skin.





Detailed Instructions:


IMPRESSION:

I am not going to sugar coat this. This product BURNED my skin. When I say burned, I mean it felt like somebody set fire to my face!! 

Before I upset anybody, let me be clear on something..  I followed the directions perfectly and even neutralized my skin afterwards but I still ended up getting a really bad burn on my face from this product. I did expect it in a way, because it is a Glycolic Acid Peel, after all. This one was a mild one too. The product had a very strong chemical smell and it made my eyes water right away. 

The burning sensation was almost immediate. (*see photo attached from 2 minutes after use!) I left the product on for less than the suggested time and immediately neutralized. My skin felt raw and very tingly and then just sore. The next day is when I really started to pay for it. My skin burned so bad.  I was afraid I didn't follow the instructions right, but after carefully re-reading them, I realized that I did in fact do what I was supposed to do, and that I do have sensitive skin when using this product, so no matter if I followed the instructions, the results were likely to be the same.  


My face over the next 15 days was the grossest it has ever been in my life. My jaw and the areas around my nose and mouth specifically were the areas the most affected and they shed several layers of stratum corneum.. aka the top 5 layers of skin. I seriously went through the motions here. I experienced very tight skin, then very scaly and dry skin, and then horrible flaking/peeling. My emotions were up and down during this process as well. I was miserable, in pain, sad & most definitely did not want to go out in public or be social with anybody outside of my home! Thankfully, slowly but surely relief eventually happened. It was as if I was a butterfly coming out of it's cocoon.. after this long and uncomfortable process, my new skin underneath started to show through more brighter and healthier than ever before.  


Some things to note:
-This product is harsh if you have sensitive skin! Please use with extreme caution. I don't mean this lightly! 
-You will need to MOISTURIZE after all of this intense exfoliation. Be prepared.
-If you experience the same burn that I have described from my experience, to combat the pain I suggest using an over the counter pain medicine.
-I DO NOT RECOMMEND that you pull off the peeling skin. Let it exfoliate naturally. TRUST ME! 
-I have no physical scarring. 



I don't like leaving negative reviews, especially from a company I really enjoy reviewing for, however, my review is 100 % completely honest and I'd like to say that I did not have an entirely positive experience with this product. In fact it was pretty unpleasant until the healing/renewal afterwards.   I will rate this product 4/5 due to possibly user error because this product did work as directed and the warnings were included.  Having sensitive skin is something I never had to deal with prior to using this product. 

*FTC DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my HONEST review. I was not paid for my opinion.* 

Product Retails for $24.95
For more information check out their website:
oznaturals.com





Review: Radha Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel

Got tired eyes? Wake 'em up!! 




ABOUT:
Radha Beauty was founded in 2014 with the belief that beauty should not compromise the health of customers and the choice to create eco-friendly, organic and cruelty-free products was made.  

I am no stranger to Radha Beauty products and you shouldn't be either.  I highly suggest you get yourself accquainted especially if you like high quality, natural and organic skin care products. 


IMPRESSION: 
One of my favorite  Radha Beauty products is the Intensive Youth Eye Gel.  This product comes in a .5 fl oz cannister with a pump on it. When the eye gel comes out, it's a thick and creamy gel that smells amazing.  To the touch it's very silky and smooth. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and almost immediately you can see visible results. 

This eye gel is made with Matrixyl 3000 from plant stem cells which helps to renew and firm the skin around your eyes.  It's safe for all skin types and this gel has so many pros to it!

-Brightens & Tightens under eye area 
-Reduces puffiness
-Can be used on fine lines and wrinkles
-Increases the skin elasticity
-Moisturizes
- No synthetic fragrances
-Smells like fresh cucumber! 
-Does not clog pores
-Not tested on animals!

I rate this product a 5/5 stars. No disappointments. 




This product retails for $ 15.95 on Amazon right now!
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*FTC Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my testing and review. My opinions are my own!* 

11/19/15

Review: Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection


Do you have hair that could seriously use a pick me up?? 
Winter hair blues? Color treated hair? Badly damaged hair? Dry dull hair?
I feel you and can totally relate to all of the above. As somebody who cannot seem to leave my hair alone, (I am always changing the color!) I have found that my hair has become very damaged, and very weak.  I am constantly looking for different products to revive my hair until recently! Thankfully, I no longer have to look any further, because I just found an amazing & affordable solution!



Hask Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection

About Company:
Hask was founded in 1946 and has gained popularity over the years for it's unique intensive conditioning treatments. Hask hair care products include some of the world's most exotic hair oils that are used to repair damaged hair.  Hask does not test on animals and their products are free of sulfates. Their products are made in the USA. 


About The Keratin Protein Collection: 
Keratin revives, restores, and strengthens while keeping hair smooth and tame from humidity. 



Products Included in the Keratin Protein Collection:


-Keratin Smoothing Shine Oil
Retails for $2.99 @Ulta

-Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner Packet
Retails for $2.99 @Ulta

-Keratin Protein Smoothing Shampoo
Retails for $5.99 @Ulta

-Keratin Protein Smoothing Conditioner
Retails for $5.99 @Ulta 








Impression:

I was immediately impressed with the outward appearance of these products. Easy to read labels. Nice package designs. I have to admit, these look good in my bathroom! 

Starting with the shampoo & conditioner, this is a great duo. Immediately after washing I felt the texture of my hair change. It was immediately softer and easier to finger comb through. Following my wash, I applied the Smoothing Deep Conditioner while my hair was still damp (towel dried only) and I left it in my hair for 15 minutes before rinsing. This deep conditioners fantastic and is very thick. The packet has enough for several uses for my shoulder length hair. Lastly, I used the Smoothing Shine Oil while my hair was again, still damp, and I let it hair dry. It's important to note that this oil goes a long away. It's very light weight and not sticky at all. I felt like it enhanced the over all shine of my hair.   Once my hair had dried, it was full of volume and I had very little frizz. I have naturally curly hair that I typically have to spend a long time straightening but this product helped keep the time needed on styling down!   It smells so good too. I cannot express it enough!   Nothing better than having a good hair day! 

Overall, I'd say these products were pretty great. I loved the cute drawstring Hair Envy bag they came in as well. The price is what sells me. I feel these products should be more expensive considering how well they work!! The quality is so good.  Hope you give Hask and their awesome products a chance. You won't be disappointed if you do! 



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Review: Yoga[Addict] Premium Yoga Mat Towel & Hand Towel

Like yoga?  Good!  Me too. If you're looking for a good brand that provides high quality yoga mats, look no further. 


ABOUT:
Yoga[Addict] Yoga Mat Towel and Yoga Hand Towel Combo Set
Retails for $ 24.95
72 inches 










IMPRESSION: 
Upon opening and removing the mat and towel from their packaging it warns that the mat and towel need to be washed right away before use, so I washed both. The color didn't fade one bit! They stayed vibrant, true to the original color and stayed very soft.  These have a great texture. Almost suede-like. When doing yoga, the material stays in place like a normal foam yoga mat. I tried with yoga socks and barefoot and had a great experience both times. No slipping. Huge plus.  The towel is very highly absorbent and is non abrasive on the skin when towel drying face and neck. Great set. I loved the color. Mine came in lavender and it was very pigmented and bright! Loved the logo on the mat as well.   Great for those new to yoga who don't want to spend a fortune! In fact, I feel these should cost more given their quality! 

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*FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this yoga set complimentary in exchange for my honest feedback. I was not paid for my opinion.*




Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids


ABOUT:
The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids
Author: Rick Warren
ISBN: 0310750466
Pages: 384
Bible/Devotional/Childrens
Retails: $11.99


 






IMPRESSION:
This daily 365 day devotional for children is directed at ages 8-12, but I honestly would even recommend it for adults who like simplified reading.  Sometimes reading Bibles can be overwhelming. The overall neatness of this book draws you in. From cover to cover, it is a beautiful book. You find yourself wanting to read more than one passage at at time.  As the author, Pastor Rick Warren states on the Intro page, the book is more than just a book, it's a guide book to help each individual find their own purpose in life, and plan through prayer and God's word. By reading every day you can find your way and grow in your relationship with Christ.  

I love the prayer section for each day.  That means there are 365 different prayers included! Great way to wrap up your daily devotional and encourage more meaningful discussions.  I am a fan of the Pastor Rick Warren's other work  with The Purpose Driven Life, and so I was already expecting this book to be awesome as well. No surprise! No disappointment here! 

This book would make a great addition to any home library and Bible collection. Definitely a bedside table book!  This would make a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift too! 


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*TC DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my honest feedback. All opinions are my own. I was not paid for anything. * 


Book Review: Mr. Humblebrag



"Everybody likes a winner, as long as he acts like a loser."
 -Mr. Humblebrag


ABOUT:
Mr. Humblebrag
By Dan Zevin
ISBN: 1101904461
32 Pages
Humor
Retails for $6.99 on Amazon






IMPRESSION:

Mr. Humblebrag is a super witty parody book that describes this extravagant life that Mr. Humblebrag shares with his wife Little Miss Porn Star. He brags about all of these unrealistic achievements and assumes that his boasting is okay as long as he has a little humility about it. The validation he gets is satisfying to him because nobody understands his sarcasm.

 For example, Mr. Humblebrag goes on a tropical cruise vacation, but posts to social media, "Leave it to me to twist my ankle doing the limbo, now I have to stay off my feet for a week!" while posting a photo of him and his wife sipping papaya coladas in the pool.   Somebody posted they could relate.  This makes Mr. Humblebrag feel humbled.

This parody book is for adults, although you could teach children a thing or two about how society hates and reacts to these types of people!  I personally got a good chuckle out of this light hearted read. The illustrations by Dylan Klymenko were cute too. 

The author has other books of this style in a series and I cannot wait to collect them all. These would make a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift for people who share a love for sarcasm and light humor.

Oh and one more thing, if you love hashtags.. #MrHumblebrag #blessed #grateful #poor, lol.. then this is definitely for you! ;) 



*FTC DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my honest review by Blogging For Books.* 






11/18/15

Black Friday Sale + Giveaway!!


I want to share with you all an awesome Black Friday Sale and Giveaway! Summerana.com is hosting a giveaway plus their entire shop of photoshop actions are up for sale! If you're a photographer, these are must have actions! I love using them myself! Are you team Canon or Nikon? 
To enter, click the link below & good luck!! 




11/2/15

Review: OZ Naturals Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel



We aren't getting any younger ladies!! Wrinkles and crow's feet are almost inevitable! If you're not using anti-aging skin care products now, you'll regret it later!! As a young & TIRED Mom, I noticed I'm starting to show visible signs of aging. Tired eyes are a dead giveaway and I'm always looking for new ways to combat it, when lack of sleep is often. 

OZ Naturals has an amazing line of skin care products and their newest product is the OZ Naturals Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel!   What a great solution! 




ABOUT: 


  • OZ NATURALS POWER-PACKED EYE GEL is loaded with cutting edge ingredients that produce results. A SUPERIOR FORMULA contains Matrixyl Synthe'6, known for its wrinkle lifting effects which help to reduce the appearance of crow's feet + forehead lines.
  • A 2ND KEY INGREDIENT, HALOXYL, is an anti-inflammatory that helps diminish and fade the appearance of dark circles with repeated use.
  • A 3RD KEY INGREDIENT, CAFFEINE, reduces puffiness; Hyaluronic Acid attracts moisture; and Apple Stem Cells protect skin and help preserve a more youthful look.
  • MADE IN THE USA. OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti aging products on the market - OZ Naturals products work + they work extremely well - We guarantee you'll get results or your money back.
  • USING THE HIGHEST concentration of natural + active ingredients possible. Never compromising on quality + performance. Efficacious anti aging. Our goal is giving you healthy, beautiful skin in socially + eco-friendly ways.

 MY IMPRESSION:

I really liked this eye gel.  
For starters, this product comes in a nice little.5 fl oz pump that distributes a decent amount of product. Once the product is out, it is slightly thick gel-like serum that has a very light and sweet fragrance.  This gel tightens my skin almost immediately after use and I could feel the tightness last. I use it under my makeup and it almost works as a primer for my skin, making it feel more even and toned immediately after I use it. I do not use this only for my eyes. I use it all over my face, focusing mainly on my under eye area, and t-zone.  So far, with just over a week of use, I have noticed my skin tone looking more even, and refreshed.  I think this has to do with the combination of caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid which combats all of my skin problems! 
  I cannot wait to see my lines disappear with continued use. 

I definitely recommend this product and all other OZ Naturals products to everybody! 
This product retails for $19.95
For more information please visit: http://www.oznaturals.com/


*FTC DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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