Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Innate Life Review & Giveaway

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 The Innate Life is a company that stands strong behind their natural hair products. So many beauty products are loaded with all types of nasty chemicals and toxins but not these products, my friends! They have sent me a Hair Elixir and Scalp Treatment to try out, review and host a giveaway for you guys to get the chance to try it out yourselves as well. 

(Above, I have taking a picture of the ingredients and directions of these two products.)  

I'll start by saying, these are some amazing prices on natural beauty products. Especially ones that are such great quality. I'm very impressed! 
The Rose Hair Elixir has multiple noted uses but my personal favorite way to use it is the scalp treatment. As you may know, I'm obsessed with using natural oils on my scalp before every hair wash. I love this treatment! First of all, smells SO heavenly. It also feels amazing and leaves my hair feeling so healthy. The other uses include using this oil as a heat protectant and as a de-frizzer/hair shine. Great product!
Hair Growth + Dandruff + Repair Scalp Treatment smells like a full blown spa treatment in a jar. I'm obsessed. This product is also another win for me as I just love natural hair treatments. It smells amazing, feels amazing, and my scalp and hair both feel and look great after the treatment. Note, it does have a cooling sensation from the peppermint. When I use it as an overnight treatment I can still feel the cooling sensation the following morning. The texture is so fun as it's like a creamy substance in the jar but when it hits your scalp it just melts in like butter! 

Check out their website here:

Now it's your chance to try these products yourself!!
This giveaway will have two winners.
To enter: Comment below explaining which product you would like to try and why. It's that easy!! 
Good luck! =)

*The winner's name will be announced Friday Morning (May 27th)! Make sure to check back if you choose to enter!
-The product will be shipped immediately to the winner's provided address-
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
This giveaway is brought to you courtesy of The Innate Life
The product will be shipped by The Innate Life

 To make things fair, the winner will be chosen by Random Picker. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Morning Drink

Every morning, for the last month, I've been mixing these 3 together and drink them in a 4 oz glass of water instead of drinking coffee or tea. About 6 months ago, I quit drinking coffee and switched to tea, and about 1 month about I quit drinking tea (and all other caffeinated beverages) and switched to this new concoction. I can honestly say I feel better all around. I have plenty of natural energy and don't feel as I'm missing out at all since quitting my daily caffeine drinks. The new energy I have is so much better as there is no crash nor do I ever get those jitters from the coffee or tea. I still have tea every now and then but I no longer drink it daily. There are SO many benefits to this drink, I even shocked myself during the research! 

Wheatgrass- Wheatgrass helps with food cravings, treats skin diseases, detoxes cells, stimulates circulation, improves immunity and digestion, treats arthritis, reduces fatigue, natural body deodorant, treats skin wounds, prevents tooth decay, cleanses the liver, treats sunburn, clears sinus congestion, rids acne, prevents cancer, fights the common cold, improves mood, helps with hangovers, fights depression, combats inflation, eases menstrual pain, neutralizes infection, repairs damaged DNA, slows aging, fights radiation, refines and renews body tissue, stabilizes blood sugar, and more!

Chlorophyll- Now, there is already Chlorophyll in Wheatgrass but I like to add an extra splash in there for those extra benefits. Chlorophyll strengthens blood making organs, helps control hunger and cravings, encourages healing, promotes cleansing, protects DNA against fried food, is a super potent antioxidant, has promising potential for cancer therapy, controls body odor, effective against Candida Albicans, relieves systematic redness and swelling, and last but not least promotes healthy iron levels. Unreal, right?! Beware, this stuff loves to stain everything it comes in contact with. 

Multi Green Mix- This product is simply amazing. You can research it yourself and check out all of the awesome reviews. This specific "Green Vibrance" brand supports the 4 Foundations of Health including nutrition, digestion, circulation and immunity with additional benefits to pH, energy, detoxification and stress relief. It also provides immune support, skeletal support, fiber, liver support, enzymes and tonics and a ton of probiotics. 

You can find these products on Vitacost & Amazon.

Livad Giveaway Winner

& the winner is...

Tara Fowke

Congratulations, Tara!!! I hope you love the product as much as I do =) 
If you entered this giveaway but didn't win, don't you worry as I have a ton more giveaways coming very soon!

Tara, please send me an email at leaving your mailing address so that I can forward your information to Livad.

The below coupon code for this product is still available! Get your product while it lasts!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Livad Skin Care Review/Coupon Code/Giveaway

Livad Skin Care sent me this cream to try out and review for you guys....aaaand I'll also be hosting a GIVEAWAY for you to all get a chance to try it yourselves! 

This is a luxurious vitamin A&D cream that states it is for after-sun and anti-aging. As stated in the description of this cream, Bioidentical vitamins soothe, moisturize and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while natural oils hydrate your skin for a subtle, beautiful glow. This product was created by Manhattan's top dermatologist and super doctor, Dr. Janet H. Prystowsky. 

My Review: I absolutely love natural oils on my skin and this product includes some great ones. When I use this product in the evening and overnight, I wake up still feeling the moisture of the product on my face which means this product has amazing hydrating power. This cream leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth. The texture is light and has a nice slight cucumber scent. 

Small 50ml - $30.00
Large 200ml - $90.00


Who wants to win this product?!
This giveaway will have one winner.
To enter: Comment below explaining why you would like to try this product. It's that easy!! 
Good luck! =)

*The winner's name will be announced Tuesday Morning (May 24th)! Make sure to check back if you choose to enter!
-The product will be shipped immediately to the winner's provided address-
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
This giveaway is brought to you courtesy of Livad Skin Care
The product will be shipped by Livad Skin Care

 To make things fair, the winner will be chosen by Random Picker. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Makeup Bag Favorites

These are some products that I love throwing in my makeup bag when I'm heading out of the door either because they're often needed and/or their convenient on the go. 

Kat Von D - Bow N Arrow. This is my all time favorite liquid lipstick, color and all. I love to have this in my makeup bag because of the fact that it's a one-step lip product that makes you look put together regardless of the rest of your look. It is long lasting and super easy to apply. It isn't flaky or drying at all, which is hard to find when it comes to a liquid lipstick. Love it.

Becca Shimmering Skin Highlight - Opal. Is it just me or is highlight a must these days?! I feel like regardless of the occasion, a little bit (or a lota bit) of highlight is completely necessary. This highlight in Opal is my all time favorite highlight ever. It would be so much more convenient if this color came in smaller packaging but my obsession for this product easily overcomes that issue.

Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Powder - light. This is my go-to powder that I have on me at all times for any touchups that need to go down. If my makeup is slipping, this is my jam. This powder is so flawless and has been a staple in my beauty regimen for years. I also use this product to set my concealer. 

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Black Eyeliner. I've mentioned this eyeliner for years on my blog because I love it oh so much. Who doesn't like to have eyeliner on them at all times incase of emergencies, right?! This is the easiest liquid eyeliner to work with so it's great for beginners as well.

Buxom Lip Gloss - Katie. Because we all need lipgloss on hand 24/7. Lip gloss is probably the most asked "product to borrow" by friends when out & about. Buxom just never fails when it comes to their glosses and this color is SO pretty!

Mac Eye Kohl - Costa Riche. If I could only have one eyeliner for the rest of my life this would be it. Costa Riche is the prettiest color ever!! It makes your eyes pop like no other. It glides on so seamlessly and lasts until I remove it. LOVE.

Dior Diorshow Brow Styler - Universal. Anastasia, who?! Don't get me wrong as I love Anastasia Beverly Hills products but anytime I've had a friend tell me the Anastasia Brow Wiz is their go-to eyebrow pencil, I tell them they have to try the Dior Styler and then tell me what their new favorite is, haha! Of course, they always switch ;). There's not a huge price difference between the two either and it's worth every penny!

YSL Lipstick - Beige Tribute. This is my all time favorite nude lipstick. It is SO creamy and long lasting, ugh it's just perfection. You can never go wrong with a nude lip, as it goes with every single look, day or night. Perfection

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara - Black. Mascara is another product that I love to have in my makeup bag at all times for convenience purposes. This is a sample size I received from Sephora and I'm loving it. It gives my lashes the perfect curl without being clumpy at all. I love the curl in the wand as it fits over my lashes perfectly. 

NeoCell Giveaway Winners

& the winners are...

Dani Schmitt - Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex 

Rachael - Glow Matrix Advance Skin Hydrator 

Congratulations, ladies!!! I hope you love your products as much as I do =) 
If you entered this giveaway but didn't win, don't you worry as I have a ton more giveaways coming very soon!

Winners, please send me an email at leaving your mailing address so that I can forward your information to NeoCell.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Beauty Tips

Whiten Your Teeth. I get asked all of the time how I keep my teeth so white and it's really simple. Brush and floss twice a day and use these strips on your teeth as needed until your teeth are to your whitened desire. These strips are the only teeth whitener product I've ever used that actually work. There are so many companies out there today trying to make money on bogus products but I can promise you these will whiten your teeth, a lot. Whitening your teeth can make such a huge difference in your appearance for the better so don't neglect them. 

Soft Feet. For baby-butt soft feet: before bed, lather your feet with the most creamy body butter you own followed by a pair of cozy sock and wake up with renewed feetzies. The cream can even be a hand cream, just whatever you have that is the thickest consistency. 

Healthier Hair. Wash it as little as possible. Avoid any heat such as using a blow dryer, straighter or curling wand. Plan ahead when you're going to wash your hair so that you make time to use a hair mask/treatment or oil on your hair before washing. My personal favorite is to lather my hair with pure Argan or Moroccan oil for as long as possible before washing my hair. 

Moisturizer. If you're old enough to be reading my blog, you're at and age where moisturizing your skin can only help you. Whether you're moisturizing as a preventative or to help the damage you already have, it's so important. No one feels good when their skin is dry. Some people use the excuse that their skin is too "oily" to moisturize but this doesn't mean they should neglect this step, they just need to find the right products for them. If you fall in the "oily" category, do your research on using natural oils as your moisturizer.  I personally love both oils and creams to moisturize my skin. If your skin is going through a dry spell and needs some serious help, I highly recommend this moisturizer. My face has never been softer after using it. 

Hair Tip. Only condition your hair below the crown of your head. I often hear girls saying that they run out of their conditioner way before their shampoo but this shouldn't be happening if you're washing and conditioning correctly. This tip prevents your hair from getting greasy quickly as your scalp produces natural conditioning oils. 

Sunscreen. This should be an obvious one but we still often neglect it. Natural sunlight is one of the most amazing things for us but you can still get your sun while protecting your skin with a healthy sunscreen. 

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