Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NARS Haul!

First off, I am IN LOVE with NARS packaging. Well, at the beginning of it's life. It is pretty hard to keep clean after a while but it still has amazing quality and each of these products come with their own personal mirror which is very convenient. 

Pictured above is Deep Throat Blush, Orgasm Blush (backup), Albatross Highlighter, and Laguna Bronzer (backup). 

The only real difference i've noticed in these two blushes is that orgasm has more of a shimmer. As most of the world, Orgasm is my go-to blush. Deep Throat is very similar so I figured I would grab that to try also :).
Like I mentioned in a previous post, I have a slight obsession with highlighter lately being why I just HAD to have Albatross. I love it. 
As for the Laguna Bronzer, I received a sample size in a 500 pt reward box from Sephora and I have finally hit pan (lasted forever). I use that little sample size all of the time so it was a given that I was going to purchase the full size. Although, I will say, this bronzer is HUGE! Not going to be very convenient for traveling so I will probably have to pack a different bronzer to travel with. 

Overall, I am very happy with my purchases. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Ziaja Cocoa Body Butter WINNER is...

The winner of this giveaway is Tara Fowke. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Tara, please claim your Ziaja Cocoa Body Butter by sending me an e-mail at (business emails only). The product will be shipped immediatly after your address is provided. 

THANK YOU ALL SOOOOO much for paticipating in this giveaway!! I will be doing another giveaway VERY soon ;) So keep checking back! 

*The winner has 48 hours to claim their winnings or another participant will be chosen.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Noni Juice- I drink this organic juice every morning on an empty stomach to get the full amount of nutritional value. Noni Juice provides the body with vitamin C, A, Niacin and iron. It is also great for the skin while preventing the growth of tumors and cancerous tissue. I already have a backup of this juice for when I ran out ;).

Sephora Instant Eye Makeup Remover- I have been using and repurchasing this eye makeup remover for a whole because it gets the job done and is super cheap. Sometimes it takes a little longer than I would like to get my eye makeup off but eventually I'm makeup free! I will probably repurchase.

Fairydrops Mascara- I really liked this mascara when I first purchased it but I found the more and more I used it the quality became much worse. I may or may not repurchase this mascara because I really did love it for its beginning life!

Champneys Mediterranean Bliss Body Glow- I LOVE the smell of this stuff! It is a very moisturizing exfoliator. I got this is a Champneys gift box from Target to check out the company's products. They have some really great things at very inexpensive prices!

Warming Massage Gel Oil- I really like this massage gel! I use this to give my fiancé massages after he's done training. It has a rubbery/gel feel to it. It's truly like no other massage oil/gel/lotion I have ever used. I love the rubbery texture as it is really great when you need to get deep knots out without being too slippery! I will repurchase this product.

TooFaced Lip Insurance- You can find my review on this product here.

Jojoba Oil- You can find my review on this oil here

****Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY in my last post!!! You can go right to it by clicking here to win the Ziaja Cocoa Body Butter! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ziaja Cocoa Body Butter GIVEAWAY!!! -CLOSED-

It's time!!! 

Doing a GIVEAWAY of this Cocoa Body Butter!!! I'm so excited for whoever wins, you are going to LOVE this stuff! <3

You can refer back to my post on Ziaja Cosmetics to see my full review on this body butter here

Giveaway product size : 7.0 fl oz (Full Size)

***To be entered into this GIVEAWAY, You must:
1. Follow my blog (Where it says "Members" click "Join This Site") & 
2. Comment on this post as to why you cant wait to try this product =) 
It's THAT easy!!! ;) Anyone can enter!

*Because I will be out of State all weekend, I will be leaving this giveaway open for an entire week. The winner's name will be announced NEXT MONDAY! Make sure to check back if your 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

Zaija Cosmetics will be personally sending the winner of the giveaway this product.
**Zaija Cosmetics does not yet have the right to market outside of the States so this giveaway is limited to United States entries only. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 To make things fair, the winner of this giveaway will be chosen by RandomPicker.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Karma Organic Nail Polish & Nail Polish Remover

I am head over heals IN LOVE with these polishes & nail polish remover!!! 

From left to right on my nails pictured above(bottom photo): Florida Mornings, Sunset Over Squan, Champagne and Pearls, Don't Go Breaking My Heart Coral

The consistency of this polish is absolutely flawless! I will admit, I was skeptical about trying organic nail polish assuming it would probably be horrible quality but I kid you not- it is WAY better than any other nail polish I have ever used (at least this brand)! 

These colors are SO pretty! They are also extremely fast drying. I applied two layers of each color and topped it with the 2 in one base and top coat pictured in the top photo.

Nail polish remover with soybean oil and lavender?! Jackpot!!! Smells amazing!! It gets the job done while giving off a relaxing lavender aroma. It is SO good for your nails while removing your old nail polish. Not only is this a nail polish remover - it's a treatment! The oils make my nails and cuticles so soft and shiny.

*We all know the smell of nail polish and nail polish remover is harsh! You can literally smell the chemicals as soon as you open them. That is not the case with these! They are organic!! Ahhh I can't take it! Love love love.

These polishes are pregnancy safe. 

They are each $9.99 and you can purchase them on their site. 
This link will take you to their nail polishes
This link will take you to their nail polish removers

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mac Cosmetics Mini Haul

These are a few goodies I picked up from Mac that I've heard great things about.

Lightscapade (a highlighter), Painterly Paint Pot (I will use as a base for eyeshadow) & Creme Cup Lipstick.
I've been obsessed with highlighting lately!
Anyone ever tried any of these? <3

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Green Beaver Haul

Green Beaver is such a fun organic and natural website that sells all kinds of neat things! You can check them out at
They are Canadian based but do ship all over. 

I LOVE these lip glosses! First of all, they are organic which is amazing and on top of that they feel so luscious on your lips! They are not sticky at all, whatsoever and are super hydrating. They also have a nice smell while looking so pretty and shiny on your lips! The colors I got are in Natural, Bordeaux and Amour (pictured left to right above)

This natural deodorant has an amazing citrus scent and is in a gel-like form. It is very long lasting and gets the job done while being aluminum free! It also provides natural citrus enzymes and lichen as extra protection for active people. It goes on clear and does not leave any white residue. 

This Frosty Mint Toothpaste is awesome!! I have never tried a toothpaste like it in the sense that it is more of a liquid form than others. It's Vegan, Biodegradable, gluten free and nut free. My teeth feel squeaky clean after brushing my teeth with this toothpaste! The packaging is just the cutest ;)

Sunday, July 14, 2013 Coupon Code!

Enter TGD393
when checking out at and receive $10 off of your order! ;)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ziaja Cosmetics + Coupon Codes!

Ziaja Cosmetics is a 20 year old European skin care company that is now importing and selling products in the USA. They have approached me and asked if I would review some of their products and I agreed :)

We also made arrangements to do a giveaway of my personal favorite product of theirs out of the ones they have sent me, so make sure to check back for that!

Everything they sell is UNDER $10. They also providing free shipping if your order is over $50. (Enter FREESHIP at checkout)

All of the packing on these products provide great quality and are quiet simple.

They also have many, many more different products on their site so make sure to check them out yourself.

Natural Argan Oil Protective Hand Cream- Let me start off by saying this hand cream smells sooo amazing. It leaves my hands feeling very smooth and velvety. This cream is not greasy at all while leaving your hands feeling flawless. ($4.99)

Cocoa Body Butter- This body butter has a texture non like any other body butter I've used. I would describe it as the texture of body butter and mousse combined. This body butter smells like desert! The smell makes me want to eat it!! Haha. Some body butters can be too think for me but that is not the case with this one. It's just the right amount of moisture for my skin. ($9.99)

Natural Olive Body Balm- Smells great and works awesome as a body lotion right after a shower or bath. Long lasting and gets the job done. Leaves my skin very moisturized. ($7.49)

Goat's Milk Day Cream- Let me start off by saying this cream smells heavenly! After applied to my face using my hands, I can't stop smelling my hands lol. It's a very nice day facial cream as it moisturizes very well while not being too heavy. It absorbs very nicely into my skin. ($8.99)

Goat's Milk Night Cream- This cream, like the Goat's Milk Day Cream, smells SO good! The only difference I noticed between the two is the moisture level. Much like other night creams, this one is heavier than it's day cream providing a greater amount of moisture while you sleep. ($8.99)

Marine Algae Smoothing Enzyme Peeling- It recommends using this product on 30+ years of age which I am not so I don't know if I should be using this product. I used it on the back of my hand just to be safe and it felt great! It is very soothing while leaving my hand with a nice glow. ($7.99)

~Which one of these would you guys like to try the most? I'll keep your answers in mind for the giveaway! ;)

You can check their site out at 

***They have provided me with a BUY TWO GET THE THIRD ONE FREE coupon code for you guys!! There is no limit to how much you can buy, so if you buy six products you would get two free etc.. *The coupon code for the buy two get the third one free is : ECOAKLEY

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Aura Cacia Organic Facial Serums

USDA Organic Facial Serums!!! 
How amazing are these??!! They are basically what I try to throw together myself at home but already done for me! :) 
As I've mentioned before, I love using organic oils on my face as a natural moisturizer and corrector and these serums are flawless. They provide everything I need! They have these serums down to a science! These serums are 100% Pure Essential Oils and dermatologist tested. 

Daytime Argan Facial Oil Serum- This is a blend of organic argan, helichrysum, and patchouli which promotes a bright, light-reflective sheen that lets your skin's natural color tones shine through. 

Nighttime Baobab Facial Oil Serum- This blend of organic baobab, vetiver and vanilla helps the skin stabalize and recover natuarally while you sleep.

Seep Rosehip Facial Oil Serum- This blend of organic rosehip, geranium and clary sage penetrates deeply to replace essential elements lost during regular cleansing.

Smoothing Tamanu Facial Oil Serum- This blend of organic tamanu, lavender and tea tree quiets troubled and irritated skin conditions. 

There is something for everyone in this group of serums!

These serums smell SO amazing in the most relaxing way possible. They all have their own unique scent matching perfectly to their purpose. 
I just LOVE the way these serums feel as they are so refreshing!

I use about one to two pumps when I use these products. One if i'm wanting light coverage and two if i'm wanting the full effect.

These serums sell for $19.99 each on but if you type aura cacia facial serums into your google search you can find them at all different prices from different carriers. I believe the most inexpensive price i've seen these for is from vitacost at $14.19. 

I definitely recommend these! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013



This is a little bit of a different post than what I usually do, although my blog is about health and I feel very strongly about this topic and want to help educate others as much as possible.

If you would like to view this picture larger, click on it. 

GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms that are in SO many of the foods that we consume. Farmers will put chemicals on/in foods to make them grow faster and larger for their benefit in making more income rather than being concerned about the societies health. 

GMOs are FDA approved although this is NOT the case in many other countries. 

*Personal Story- I ran up to my local grocery store yesterday (State Bros) just to pick up a few things-usually shop at Trader Joes- and when I went to the produce section to check out their organic options, the truth was right in front of me. Looking back I wish I took a picture for you guys but literally, the GMO lemons vs. the organic lemons disgusted me. The GMO lemons were HUGE like the size of a big non-organic apple and the organic lemons were barley larger than a grape! Goes to show how much these chemicals play a role in enlarging our foods with CHEMICALS!

Whole Foods just recently gave in to these GMOs allowing their markets to now sell GMO induced products. 
KNOW what to look for when you are doing you're grocery shopping. The easiest route to go, in my opinion, is to shop at health food stores such as Trader Joes and shop all organic. Look for Grass Fed meats and meats that are specifically labeled(if you eat meat). **Most important, look for labels on products that specifically have the NO GMOs stamp. 

There is SO much deeper information on this topic all over the web. Please do yourself a favor and become educated on this topic along with informing your loved ones. <3

Note- This post may come off a little strong but I promise I am only trying to help others gain knowledge as to what's going on. 


Avalon Organics - I love this face wash. It is very light while getting the job done. This product has never irritated my skin. I use this morning and night as a regular face wash. I have a back up of this for when I ran out. I purchased mine on although I have seen this in drug stores.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes- These are my go-to makeup removal wipes. It usually only takes one to get the job done but I will often use two to get the ultimate cleansed feeling. Most wipes say that the wipe itself is all you need to remove your makeup and cleanse your face although I personally will at least rinse with water after. I already have backups of these ;). You can purchase these at your local drug store.

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base- As you can see, this product found a home in my makeup bag being why it's not it's flawless white usual color. Unlike most eyeshadow primers, this nars one comes with an applicator. This one is perfect to have in your makeup bag if you are doing your makeup on the go and don't have a sink to was your hands before touching your eyes (huge no no). It works great. I don't have oily eyelids but I have heard that this product is great for those who do! I will probably repurchase this.

Mac Studio Fix- This was my old go-to powder. I honestly use to ONLY wear this on my face before I became more knowledgable towards makeup. I loved this stuff and would definitely recommend it although I personally switched to Mac's mineralized skinfinish natural because one of the girls in the Mac store told me that the mineralized skinfinish is the upgrade of the studio fix. I may repurchase this product. My color was in NW30. (I will be adding this to my Back To Mac collection)

Mac Studio Careblend/Pressed- This product seriously lasted me years. It worked good but I probably wouldn't repurchase only because so many new product have came out since I have first bought this that are much better. My color was medium dark. (I will be adding this to my Back To Mac collection)

Coconut Oil- This empty coconut oil was part of my beauty collection. I also mentioned coconut oil in my recent post as a coffee additive. You can see that here. In the beauty department, I personally use coconut oil as a hair treatment, eye makeup remover and in place of shaving cream. I have a ton of coconut oil backups as it's used a lot in our house! You can find coconut oil at a health store or online for all different prices. I highly recommend the virgin coconut oil.

Delon Body Butter in Coconut- This product came in a 6-pack that I was given as a Christmas gift. I LOVE these body butters! They are seriously flawless. All of the smells in the pack I received were absolutely amazing. This is actually the last one that I had. I would definitely reconsider purchasing these although I'm not sure if they are natural so I will have to look deeper into that first. On their website the sell a lot of natural based products so i'm sensing that their products are somewhat natural but i'm not sure to what extent. 

Tom's Antiplaque and Whitening Toothpaste- You can find my full review on this product here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

NYX Packaging/Products

So, I've never ordered from NYX before nor have I ever tried their products so I figured I would order a few recommendations and I just wanted to show you guys this cute little lace bag the products were delivered in! 
Love! :)
The packaging on all of these products is also really nice considering how inexpensive the products are.

All of these products, including shipping came out to around $22! 

~In case you're wondering, I got the Black Labeled Lipstick in Nude, a Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (I got this to line my bottom water line to make my eyes appear larger) and a Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Gun Metal. 

Crossing my fingers that these products are good!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The NeoCell Beauty Bursts Giveaway WINNER is....

The winner of this giveaway is Lindsey Nelson. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Lindsey, please claim your NeoCell Super Collagen by sending me an e-mail at (business emails only). The product will be shipped immediatly after your address is provided. 

THANK YOU ALL SOOOOO much for paticipating in this giveaway!! I will be doing another giveaway VERY soon ;) So keep checking back! 

*The winner has 48 hours to claim their winnings or another participant will be chosen.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Last day to enter GIVEAWAY!

I will be leaving the NeoCell Beauty Bursts open for one day because no one followed the directions completely! 
Again, you must comment on the NeoCell Beauty Bursts GIVEAWAY post AND follow blog in order to be entered into this giveaway. 

HERE is the link to be entered into the giveaway! 
Good luck =) 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Healthy/Beneficial Coffee Additives

These are two healthy things that I add to my coffee in the morning that also makes it taste that much more amazing, much like a natural sweetener! 
Putting these in your coffee is a great habit to have, to insure that you will get all of these health benefits every single day.

Cinnamon is an anti-viral, provides blood sugar control, reduces body fat percent and helps increase lean muscle mass, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, cancer preventer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), helps Alzheimer's disease, PMS and much more!! It's basically pure amazingness! And when added to coffee, tastes great!

Coconut Oil helps our bodies to fight bacteria, viruses, lowers cholesterol, balances weight, boosts the immune system, stress reducer, and is also provides a relief from kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer while helping improve dental quality and bone strength. Amazing!! Oh- and it taste delicious!!!!

After you are finished your lips feel extra moisturizer from the coconut oil in the coffee and of course you have your fresh organic wake-me-up so you are ready to take on the day!

P.S.- Don't forget to make sure that all of your products are organic =)

*You can purchase all of these products at your local health store =)

~Reminder- The NeoCell Beauty Bursts GIVEAWAY is still OPEN! Don't forget to enter to WIN!!! Click here to go the the GIVEAWAY post for more information. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

NeoCell Beauty Bursts GIVEAWAY!! -CLOSED-

It's time!!! 
Doing a GIVEAWAY of these DELICIOUS & HEALTHY Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews!!! 

You can check out my whole review on these treats here 

***To be entered into this GIVEAWAY, You must:
1. Follow my blog & 
2. Comment on this post as to why you cant wait to try this product =) 
It's THAT easy!!! ;) Anyone can enter!

*I will announce the winner no later than this Friday!
-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 international 
 To make things fair, the winner of this giveaway will be chosen by RandomPicker.

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