Friday, May 27, 2016

The Innate Life Giveaway Winners

& the winners are...

Queen Tori - Rose Hair Elixir  

Kristin Gottry - Scalp Treatment 

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 more giveaways coming very soon!

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Innate Life Review & Giveaway (closed)

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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 (closed)

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. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

NeoCell Review/Giveaway (closed)

NeoCell sent me a couple of their products to try out and review for you guys as well as set up a giveaway for you to have a chance to try these products yourself, free of charge. 

Glow Matrix Advance Skin Hydrator. (90 Capsules) This product states that it will help improve skin moisture and elasticity. It also notes that reduced signs of aging can show within just 15 days. I love all of the vitamins that this supplement includes such as, Vitamin A, C, D3, E, K2, B2 and B6. Coconut water and hyaluronic acid are also included which is awesome. 
Suggested Use: Take three (3) capsules daily. 
My review- I'll start by saying, I'm glowing! My skin looks and feels so moisturized. I love the idea that I can take a supplement to moisturize my skin without having to make sure I'm using my moisturizing creams which are sometimes neglected. Thanks for having my back Glow Matrix ;). The capsules themselves are also smaller making them very easy to swallow if that's a concern for anyone. 

Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex. (6.46 oz) This product states that is promotes reduction of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing hydration by 21%! It also states it supports cell turnover & elasticity. My favorite ingredients in this quick dissolving powder include the protein from collagen, Vitamin C, NeoCell's BioActive Collagen and the hyaluronic acid. 
Suggested Use: Take 1 scoop daily, dissolved in a glass of water or juice, preferably on an empty stomach. 
My review- I am loving this powder! It goes well in every drink I've tried it in and I'm so happy with my skin while using this. Collagen is a long-chain amino acid and is the most abundant protein in the entire body. When a person ages, the outer layer of the skin thins and loses elasticity causing one to show signs of aging. The good news is collagen can help reverse these signs! Collagen is a staple in my beauty routine and this product is doing its job!

You can find these products on including many other products of theirs. 


This giveaway will have Two Winners 

One winner will be receiving the NeoCell Glow Matrix and the other winner will be receiving the NeoCell Derma Matrix

***To be entered into this GIVEAWAY, You must:

1. Leave a comment below letting me know which product you would be most interested in trying and why. <3

It's THAT easy!!! ;) Anyone can enter!

*The winner's name will be announced Friday Morning (May 20th)! 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 NeoCell
The product will be shipped by NeoCell

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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Maya Chia Giveaway Winners

& the winners are...

Shea Murphy - The Super Couple Face Oil Serum

Chloe Flake - Pure Supercritical Chia Omega-3 Face Oil

Danielle Wolfe - Revitalizer Beautifying Supercritical Body Oil

Beatrice - Supercritical Chia Waterless Wonder Balm

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 MAYA CHIA.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Favorite Spring/Summer Perfumes

Ok, so, I have an obsession with perfume and smelling good at all times. Nothing is worse that a smelly person. Like, it literally makes people (including myself) sick to their stomach to smell a smelly person. It's not healthy. I would rather smell good than have makeup on, to be honest. When someone smells good, they're just so much more attractive and welcoming. Wondering why you can't find a boyfriend? Hows your perfume game?! KIDDING! lol. & yes, some people overdo it with their perfume but if you can control yourself and find the perfect amount that suits your body, it can make all the difference. All it takes is a couple of spritz of an amazing perfume (and deodorant of course). Please, do it. 
Okay, rant over. ;)

Here are some of my all time favorite scents for Spring & Summer...

This post is going to be a little different as I'm not going to "review" these perfumes because it's almost impossible to do so without letting you smell them yourself. All I can say is I LOVE every single one of these SO much and wear them every single day. As you could probably tell above, I'm a perfume snob, and I can promise you none of these will disappoint. If I don't like a scent in the slightest, I pass it on to a friend who wants to try it out. 
These are all to die for.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

MAYA CHIA Review/Giveaway (CLOSED)

I have some exciting news for you guys!! 
Susanne, the owner of MAYA CHIA, was sweet enough to send me these beautiful products as well as put together a giveaway for you! Below, I'm going to give you a little review on each of these products so that you're more familiar with the company and you can enter the contest with more knowledge of the product you're wanting to try.  

The Super Couple. Face Oil Serum. 
This facial oil feels and smells amazing!! I absolutely LOVE natural face oils for hydrating the skin while also improving and preventing it from all types of damage. This oil helps with wrinkles, texture, age spots all while increasing the skins firmness. I would recommend sleeping in this oil as an overnight treatment or using it when you don't plan on wearing makeup.  

The Revitalizer. Beautifying Supercritical Body Oil. 
Again, the smell of this body oil is heavenly! It has that spa/after beach, luxurious smell. It is super hydrating while leaving your body with a beautiful glow. I love lathering this body oil on right after my nighttime shower before getting into bed. My skin looks and feels flawless in the morning. 

Pure Supercritical Chia Omega-3. Lightweight Face Oil.
Smell- once again, amazing. This facial oil is one that I like to either use as a moisturizer or even better I like to mix it with my foundation for an extra glow while hydrating. All you need is the smallest drop and it works wonders. This product is SO moisturizing, it's amazing!

Supercritical Chia Waterless Wonder Balm.
And last but definitely not least, this amazing (you guessed it) smelling balm is pure hydration in a balm form. If you have any dry skin on your entire body, this is what you need. I absolutely LOVE this balm for my cuticles, hands and feet. Dry skin? This is all you'll ever need! 

All of these products are extremely luxurious and retail between $36-$85. You can find them all on

There will be 4 winners in this giveaway. 
Each winner will win one of the above products. 
To enter: you must comment below explaining which product you would like to try and why. 
This giveaway will close Monday morning (May 16th) at 9am pacific standard time. 
The winners name will be announced on Monday as well so if you enter this giveaway please remember to check back on Monday.
This is a U.S. only giveaway
The winners will be chosen at random with RandomPicker.
Good Luck :)


Backups...because these are products that I'm obsessed with and use every single day so it's totally necessary and convenient to have backups. 

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Skin Dew. Like I've mentioned before, this product gives me life. It's seriously like everything I could ever ask for in one bottle. It makes me smell amazing while giving me the perfect shimmering glow...hello?! If you can see my arms or legs, you will see this product.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer. Because this bronzer is simply amazing. Quite possibly the most well known bronzer around and it's well deserving. 

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Because it's my go-to foundation. Running out of foundation is an instant panic attack in a bottle. My usual color is 5.25 although when I'm paler I wear it in 5 and if I have a spray tan on I wear 5.5. If you haven't tried it yet, make sure to sample it the next time you're in store.

Dessert Essence Coconut Shampoo. I recently mentioned this product in my "favorite hair products" post. This stuff is simply amazing and my go-to shampoo. Running out of your favorite shampoo is just not ok. 

Satin Toupe Mac Eyeshadow. My all time favorite eyeshadow. SO gorgeous! If you haven't yet, go google swatches of this shadow. It's STUNNING. I love how much it makes my eyes pop as well. As you can see in this picture, I go through this product like crazy.

Benefit POREfessional Primer. This is my all time favorite primer. If I'm wearing foundation, this is what I'm wearing underneath it. So naturally, just like foundation, it would not be ok to run out of it. I love how smooth of a platform this primer gives my skin making my foundation wear flawlessly

Mac Lip Liner in Spice. My favorite lip liner, next to Eden by Hourglass. It's such a similar color to my natural lips making it perfect for any occasion. It glides on flawlessly and stays put. Lip line is my new favorite makeup product, I just feel like it's so necessary. 

Fresh Lip Balm Tinted Rose SPF 15. I love this lip balm for multiple reasons. The color is so pretty and glossy while leaving your lips feeling so nourished. It also has SPF in it making it my go-to for beach days and days at the track. It never feels overdone being perfect for situations when you may feel that lipstick is too much. I just love it. 

Versace Bright Crystal Purse Spray. LOVE this perfume! It is the cutest size making it perfect to throw in my bag while leaving me smelling amazing. It's in the prettiest little bottle too!

Anastasia Brown Gel. This is Anastasia's clear brown gel that is just ever-so convenient. If your brows feel like having a crazy day, this gel will settle them right down while leaving them natural looking. It doesn't leave that gross, crusty (ew, that word) feeling that other brow gels do. Best brow gel I've used. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Favorite Hair Products

Dessert Essence Coconut Shampoo. This is my all time favorite shampoo. Not only is it all natural but it cleans my hair like no other shampoo I've ever used. Smells delish, like coconuts.  This has been my go-to for years!

It's a 10 Miracle Leave in. This is also a long time favorite. I use it almost every single time I wash my hair and it never lets me down. 

BigSexyHair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel. This is my favorite product when I'm looking for that extra volume. You don't need much and you can see a huge difference. Flat hair is never a goof thing. *CURRENTLY ON SALE*

Caviar CC Cream 10 in 1. This is a new favorite. I'm actually starting to think it may replace my first love, It's a 10 Miracle Leave in. I've only used it about 7 times total but my hair is SO smooth and shiny after, it's the best. I do believe that switching up hair products makes a huge difference so I will go back and forth between these two to keep it supa fancy

Oscar Blandi Hair Serum. If you're looking for that extra, extra shine, this is your match. This is so pretty on the ends of my hair but I have to make sure I don't get carried away and make it look greasy. Love it. 

Arvazallia Hyrdating Argan Oil Mask. I use this mask as a conditioner. I shampoo, dry my hair as best as possible while still in the shower and then lather this all over about half way down. I try to keep it on as long as possible, ya know, while shaving, using body wash and all of that fun stuff. It's a good one!


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