Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 13

#Exuviance Illumination Duo Kit #Review #AntiAging

I received product for free to facilitate a sponsored Review.

What made me excited to try Exuviance Illumination Duo with the Evening Complex lotion, and the Vitamin C+ Anti-Aging booster were the Mix of Vitamin C, and Aceta-C™.

Also all of the ingredients are 100% Active.  Which is RARE for companies to not call something Ant-Aging and just throw a ridiculous amount of Water, and unneeded fillers.

Exuviance has Vitamins A, C, and E.  Along with other botanical blend of PHA's (that gives it a green, fresh scent, is how I would like to explain it.) I could really feel, and see the positive benefits of the PHA's acids help restore my skin, while the vitamins did moisten them.

It's as easy as using a scoop (or you can use the squeeze bottle lid that comes with it too.) to measure out half a scoop of the Vitamin C powder, and mix it in with some of the Evening Complex for more of a Boost. It mixed easily, without any effort, or lumps. After mixing together it gave the Duo a almost pearl like glimmer. The Exuviance duo went on cool without any burning.

My overall impression of Exuviance Illumination Duo is I actually really do like it, and find it has a great purpose in my daily skin routine.  My skin felt smoother, and I liked the shine from just using it for a week.  I can't wait to see the full months effect. I think if you are looking for a botanical chemical peel duo that doesn't have the harmful skin burning, and peeling like some of the other things on the market, you should definitely try out Exuviance Illumination first.

Here is a photo of me after applying the Duo.  I am 32 years old, and absolutely love Kits with Vitaimin C.  I feel as if my skin is as smooth as my 3 year olds after applying the Kit. I also could see that my skins overall tone was more even. The Duo worked great on my skin.

About the Product

Exuviance Illumination Duo combines the power of our nighttime transformer, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, with the 100% pure active formulation of Exuviance Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster for a potent anti aging cocktail that combats the visible signs of aging.

Give your skin a beauty boost! Mix Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster with Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex before bed. The Vitamin C amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex for a potent anti aging cocktail that acts as an evening transformer for all skin types.

- Evening Restorative Complex is clinically proven to improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance
- 90% saw smoother skin after 4 weeks of using Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex
- Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex, helping to fade the look of dark spots while improving firmness and smoothing wrinkles

The powerful Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gluconolactone in Evening Restorative Complex decreases lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and improves roughness and texture. Lactobionic Acid - a potent antioxidant - inhibits wrinkles from forming, plumps and firms the skin, and enhances clarity. This bionic blend of PHAs, along with botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E, delivers full-strength anti-aging benefits without drying or irritation, even on the most sensitive skin types.

The 100% pure active formulation of Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster contains Vitamin C, an essential co-factor in collagen synthesis, known for its power to strengthen skin's matrix, improve firmness and smooth wrinkles. Plus, we've added our patented super antioxidant, Aceta-C™, to enhance the natural antiaging effects of Vitamin C, amplifying its skin-protecting and pigment-evening effects. Together, they help fade the appearance of unwanted dark spots, and strengthen skin's defenses against future discoloration and signs of aging. (What does 100% actives mean? The formula does not contain water or fillers, etc. All the ingredients are benefit ingredients.)


Each night, pump a small amount of Evening Restorative Complex into the palm of your hand and mix in a few shakes, or up to 1/2 scoop of Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster, just before application. Once mixed, gently smooth the mixture over a cleansed face and neck. Use less powder if skin feels sensitive. Do not exceed 5 shakes or 1/2 scoop per use. Tap bottle to loosen powder when needed.

For more product information, please visit here:

Available at and ULTA stores nationwide.

Thursday, July 31

Harvey Prince Hello Review & Giveaway #Hello #WhiffLove #Giveaways @HarveyPrince

I received Product to Facilitate a Review, All opinions, and Photos are my own.

I have been vying to try out Harvey Prince Hello.  Every time I spray myself it puts me into a better mood. Something about the perfumes scent makes me think of Sunshine, Happiness, and A Hopeful Tomorrow.

It may also be that it reminds me of a Perfume Called "Happy" by Clinque but Harvey Prince's Hello is SO MUCH BETTER smelling to me.  Maybe because Harvey Prince is made in the USA, and is an Eco-Friendly, Natural Company.  The oils, and notes *in my opinion* are higher quality ingredients.  I am a huge Perfume-Smelly-Addict,  I have to smell good or I just feel Oogly about myself.  Scent triggers our senses, and that sense should be used for the good, and enlightened daily. I truly believe if you are a Happy fan, you'd more than likely love Hello more. I, myself, am a huge fan of Sweet, Citrus-y, Perfumes.

Harvey Prince's Hello has notes of Meyer Lemon, White Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarin, Summer Forsythia, Pink Plumeria, Wild Verbena, Tahitian Vanilla, and Sensual Musk.

This was my first time reviewing the Body Cream.  I was impressed with the thick consistency of the lotion, the long lasting lingering of the scent well after being massaged into my skin.  My skin does feel softer from it.

The Body Cream, along with the Perfume has made me happier this past month using it.  Between turning 32 earlier this month, and guess.. what! We are moving again! This time to the other side of the River to Williamsburg to be closer to work.  I will not spaz out.. from the stress.. I will sniff my skin to calm me.. I can't be the only one likes to self cope from using their favorite smells.

Since Hello was my Birthday wish, The kind souls at Harvey Prince is sponsoring a Giveaway for Three Winners! Each will receive one bottle of the Harvey Prince Hello 50ML Spray, Est. Retail Value. $55.00. Giveaway begins July 31, 2014 and Ends August 14, 2014. is not responsible for Prize Fulfillment, Prize is mailed directly from the Sponsor.

Giveaway is open to US, and Canada Residents Only.

In Celebration of another year older, and another year of smelling fantastic! Enter below to be 1 of 3 winners for a bottle of Hello Perfume.

Tuesday, June 17

Harvey Prince #Review & Three WINNER #Giveaway #Whifflove

Disclaimer, this is a sponsored Review/Giveaway, Prize is mailed directly from the sponsor, Giveaway begins 6.18.14, ends 7.2.14, THREE WINNERS chosen at random via rafflecopter. Giveaway open to U.S. & Canada Residents Only.   

Now since the boring Disclaimer stuffs is out of the way, YAY! Time for the fun part.  The review.. Sorry.. this isn't what I typically wear, but you know what? I enjoy how the scent of Harvey Prince Eau Fling literally changes.  When I first spray it on it smells a bit dark (musky.) but just a few minutes later it is sweet. What is this trickery?  I do like the fact that it is something different.  My husband has been giving me compliments about it all week that I smell sexy.  After being sick, and on nasal steroids before, this was exactly what I needed to hear! The natural aromas do play with the senses. I can really smell, and feel why these combinations are considered a "love potion." I am also a pretty huge fan of companies that throw in samples too.  I was impressed with how even the sample sprays had little nozzles, and one was a roll on! I just want to roll around in the grass with Harvey Prince (The Perfumes, duh.) while hugging them, because I love smellies.  I may look a little weird doing so, but I don't care. Atleast I'll smell pretty.

I am excited to tell y'all that there will be THREE Winners for the same Eau Fling 50ml Perfume.

Don't want to wait to see if you've won the Eau Fling 50ml? 


Use this coupon code: FRIENDSOFANGEL for a FREE Eau Fling Tall Spray ($26 value) and just pay $6.50 shipping and handling,  (available to the first 1,000.) No purchase necessary to enter to win the Giveaway! This is just a great promo for my friends!! 

Here's more about Eau Fling:

Let us do the flirting for you. Prepare to turn heads. The sensual and spicy scent of Eau Fling combines jasmine, lavender and pumpkin pie notes, which have been shown to attract and excite men. The press is calling Harvey Prince’s Eau Fling the modern day "love potion.” Coquettish top notes of lavender, blackcurrant and plum contrast with a heart of night-blooming jasmine and the spicy warmth of nutmeg and cinnamon—a combination often associated with rituals of pleasure. A sensual back of rare woods and musk lingers on the skin.

Eau Fling is inspired by a study conducted at The Smell and Taste Treatment & Research Foundation in Chicago, led by two physicians with over 50 years of medical experience between them. The study tested the effects of 30 different single scents and combined ingredient scents on male sexual arousal. Lavender, jasmine and pumpkin pie proved to evoke the most passionate response.

Notes: Lavender, Blackcurrant, Plum, Raspberry, Apple, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Musk, Rare Woods

Style: Stimulating. Sensual. Spicy.

It’s cool to be casual with Eau Fling.

Wednesday, March 12

Journey: The Scent That Transports You by @HarveyPrince, Review & #Giveaway Or Use Code: friendsofangel to get 20% off Sitewide for Harvey Prince.

Disclaimer: I received Harvey Prince Journey for free to facilitate a Giveaway & Review

I know I was ready for an exotic Journey with all this Snow, and Arctic Blast around me.  Enter below to be 1 of 3 Winners for Harvey Princes Journey Perfume.

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Giveaway begins 3/17/14, Ends 3/31/14. Open to U.S. and Canada Residents Only. Est Value of Each Journey 1.7 oz Spray is $55.00. Winner is chosen at Random Via Rafflecopter. Winner has 48 hours to reply to Winning Email. Prize is mailed directly from Sponsor. Greenvics, and Blog Friends are not responsible for Prize Fulfillment.

Even if you don't win you can use Code:   friendsofangel  , to get 20% off Everything on!

Think of an exotic blend of natural oils, and musk from Indonesia Morocco, Japan, Turkey, South Africa, Lebanon, France, and Australia. That is the Journey this scent takes you on.  Honestly I get into moods that I don't want to wear a light foo-foo scent.

My overall impression about Journey is, a little goes a long way.  It is a Musk, so a little is needed. It smells wonderful on my skin after a few squirts on the wrists, and neck.  I have been complimented on Journey while out Grocery shopping.

Notes: Indonesian Clove Bud, Australian Sandalwood, Moroccan Rose, French Bergamot, Indian Tuberose, Japanese Orange Flower, Lebanese Cedarwood, Turkish Cyclamen, South African Freesia
More about Journey:

Journey: The scent that transports you

The road of life is invigorating, mystical and often unpredictable. Stay enlightened withJourney, the scent that opens your mind and awakens your senses.Exotic, inspiring and full of surprises, Journey whisks you away from the day-to-day. Indulge in the spicy seduction of Indian Tuberose, the striking and sweet sensation of Turkish Cyclamen and the purifying calm of Spanish Mandarin. Journey's scent opens up the richness and mystery sparking the beginning of your own personal odyssey.Savor the delicate notes of South African Freesia, Japanese Orange flower and Moroccan rose – it’s like sipping a sweet, Alsatian wine in the light of the sun! Hints of spicy Indonesian Clove Bud trickle in while the deep and intriguing Australian Sandalwood transports you to a faraway land. Journey’s relaxing and mystical powers will stir your imagination and reconnect you with your own destiny.

Style: Exotic. Awakening. Transformative. Find yourself. Then lose yourself all over again.

Learn more about Harvey Prince, and the delicious, sensual natural scents by going to, and also check them out on Twitter @HarveyPrince , and Facebook Give Harvey Prince some love, and don't forget to use hashtag #Whifflove so they can Respond! =)

Thursday, January 9

#Tinsel & #Sheer #Lustre #Glitter @SinfulColors_NP Nail Polish Collection Exclusively available at @Walgrens

I received these beautiful SINFUL Colors Professionals Nail Polishes to facilitate a review for.  All opinions are photos are my own.

These Sinful colors are exclusively available at Walgreens.  If you are looking for affordable nail polish, these are only $1.99.  Sometimes even cheaper if you are a Savvy Walgreens Shopper!

The colors are beautiful! I have Top Me Off, 24 Karat, Silver Rainbows,  and Spiked Ice (In order of above photos.)

Personally I like to use a pretty Metallic color as a base coat.  Check out Sinful Colors Shimmer Mirror Metallic collection.

First base coat, I do a light first coat, let dry, then do another coat of my favorite silver metallic polish.

Once that dried, I used the Silver Rainbow Sinful Colors polish as a Top Coat,

The colors are beautiful, it really depends on how much Glitter you want.  It does dry fast. 

Check out Sinful Colors in store at Walgreens, online at

Wednesday, December 18

Herbal Essences Naked Collection Available @Walmart. Plus $50.00 Walmart Giftcard #Giveaway!

Hi all! This is me, doing a Shout out to at how easy it was recently to do an online order for the new Herbal Essences Naked Collection. Please watch the video, and leave me some Blogger Love.

Also, guess what? There is a $50.00 Walmart Gift card Giveaway! You can win your own Giftcard that will be mailed directly from the Sponsor for This Collection. Giveaway open to U.S. Residents Only.

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Here is why I like to order online,

It's fast,  I don't have to brush my hair if I don't want to.. Just kidding. Really, don't have to take the toddler out in this ice/snowy weather. Plus, it's so close to Christmas, everyone is out Shopping in store. I just want to be in, and out, without the stress of worrying over delivered packages.

I ordered online, and it was seriously as easy as doing a search for "Naked Set" in top right search box.

The Herbal Essences Naked Collection Kit is the first link that pops it.  It only costs $12.99, and with Free Ship to Store, It's free to go pick it up.  It only took Walmarts trucks 4 days to have it at the store, and they emailed me when it was ready to pick up.

Easy, right?? 

I didn't even feel like printing it out, I just wrote down the Order # to hand to the associate.

The Naked Collection Volume Kit includes Naked Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Volumizing Soufflé Styler, and Dry Shampoo.

Naked Collection Volume Kit Information

- The newest collection from Herbal Essences!
- Herbal Essences just premiered their new Naked Collection; the first commercial aired on December 9th
- What Herbal Essences is saying about the new Naked Collection:
- Bare your softest hair with the new Herbal Essences Naked Collection
- Next time you shower, let your hair get naked too!
- 0% heavy residues, dyes, and parabens

Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
- Restores hair’s natural body.
- Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens.
- Shampoo provides a weightless clean.
- Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and full of volume.

Naked Volume Dry Shampoo
- Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
- Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash.
- The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair.
- Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.
- How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.

Naked Volumizing Souffle
- Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts.
- Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint.
- How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for touchable, natural volume.

The Volume collection lets you bare your softest hair! It has an invigorating blend of white grapefruit and mint extracts. It contains zero dyes to leave your hair naturally clean and full of irresistible volume.

Disclaimer: Walmart gift card and information have been provided by Herbal Essences to facilitate a blog post, and sponsor a Giveaway. Open to U.S. Residents Only. Giveaway Prize is mailed directly from the Sponsor. Giveaway begins, 12/19/13 12PM Est, Ends 1/1/14 12PM Est. Winner will be notified via Email, please reply within 48 hours! If prize is not confirmed, another winner will be chosen at Random via Rafflecopter.  Prize may take 4-6weeks for delivery.

Thursday, December 12

Sinful Colors Holiday Nail Polishes #HolidayGiftGuide

Recently I received a few of the Holiday Sinful Colors collection that can only be found at Walgreens for $1.99!! Perfect Stocking Stuffer.

The polishes have that shimmered mirrored reflection look that is my all time favorite.

I only needed one coat.

Find SinfulColors Polish online, or in store at your local Walgreens,
don't forget to also like Sinful Colors on Facebook.

Disclaimer: I received products to facilitate a review.

Thursday, August 22

Red Carpet Manicure Sweepstakes!

dream of walking the Red Carpet in a designer dress, fully pampered head to toe. Hair did, nails done.. but reality??  I am a frugal queen that does everything herself. Including my own Nail Art

What's even cooler?! You have a chance right now to enter a Sweepstakes from Red Carpet Manicure themselves!  Never know unless you enter!  Then, you can brag to your girl friends, and have the best nails ever! With a vast array of products from Red Carpet Manicure I can have the GEL look without the cost.  Red Carpet Manicure made the first, ever, LED Gel Manicure Kit. Check out the Sweepstakes, and Nail Art Turtorials on Facebook.

Imagine doing your nails, and them lasting longer than a week, with looks like these,

Red Carpet Manicure’s LED gel nail polish lasts for weeks with a fast, safe and easy application that guarantees a professional salon manicure without chipping or peeling. Just ask SELF, Health and Essence magazines, which have honored the brand with beauty awards while being named "Mass Launch of the Year" by Beauty Inc in 2012.

Do you do your nails? Or if you'd like to save some money.. Try doing them yourself! It's fun, and imagine all the shoes, and purses you can buy with all the money saved. Enter the Sweepstakes by going to Red Carpet Manicure On Facebook. There is a Tab That says, RCM Sweepstakes! #Sponsored Ad.

Sunday, July 28

Search and Buy "On In Beauty" iPad Mini #GIVEAWAY.

Review by Addicted To Freebies! Scroll below to Check out a freebie offer, and a chance to win an iPad Mini!! 

Sunday, May 5

NeoCell Beauty Bursts Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews Review

I am a huge fan of these NeoCell Beauty Bursts Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews.  Not only do they taste great.  They are sweet like Fruit Punch.  Some chews that are packed full of vitamins are gritty, and leave a weird after taste.  These do not have that problem.  Like a regular chew it disolves quickly while chewing, and the taste really is a nice treat when you are counting calories, and exercising.  Not only do I get extra vitamins, collagen (skin rebuilders.) and, Skin Hydration, I also get a sweet treat.  My hair, nails, and skin have all benefited from using this the past month.  My nails I notice the most.  I am a nail biter, and they are growing pretty fast before I even have a chance to bite them.

There are 2,000 milligrams of Collagen in each Chew.  If you'd like to learn more about Neo Cells Beauty Bursts, you can read it by going clicking here.

Disclaimer: I received these items for free.  All opinions are my own. My overall impression of these chews were a positive one.  I turn 31 soon, and I am willing to try any supplements that will help my skin, nails, and hair as I lose this weight.  I have lost over 30 lbs since last July, and I am doing it the slow, but surely way.  Nothing is over night!! Just have to stick to a routine.  And, these chews have been in my routine for the last month.

Wednesday, April 10

Grapes were used more than 6,000 years ago in beauty, Check out my review for Merlot Skin Care Red Grape Products.

I received these products for free to review for my website.  This is my first time trying Dr. Grapes aka Wayne Beckleys "Father Of Grape Seed Technology.

I don't think I ever stopped to smell a red grape, let alone bought lotion that's main ingredients were grapes.  The first thing I noticed was the scent, the scent is not sweet at all.  It's just a light, refreshing smell.  The Body Butter is my favorite.  It was thick, and made my legs feel so smooth.  

The reason why my legs felt so smooth was because grape seed antioxidants are 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and nearly 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C.

Wearing the Merlot Divine Perfume made me feel like an Egyptian Goddess.  Ever wonder why Egyptians and Greeks skin looked so good? They ate a lot of grapes,  and also used grape seed oil's for everything. Cooking, to bathing, even to herbal remedies.  They used grapes because it was kind to the skin, and wasn't overpowering.  

I like to use the Body Wash after working out. And, then I use the skin firmer.  I have lost a lot of weight lately, and I am always trying to keep my skin full of vitamins from every form available.  

Both the Lip Gloss (tastes like berries, very delicious,) and the Lip Moisturizer are in my purse.  Love how soft, and shiny they both make my lips.  The Berry Paradise Lip Gloss is pretty tasty.  

These are all the items I received, and loved.

  • Merlot Divine Perfume
  • Lip Moisturizer 
  • Berry Paradise Lip Gloss
  • Body Butter
  • Bath Shower Gel
  • Body Firming Lotion

Right now til 4/15/13 Merlot Skincare has a Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale.  You can even get the gifts specially wrapped for mothers day. Gift Wrapping is FREE.  I know this is naughty to say.. but right now you could buy Mom one, and keep the half off one for yourself.  Hahaha.  Love you Mom, but you know I love the deals almost more than you. If your mom is anything like mine (sinus problems, and does not like overly perfume things.) This would be perfect for her.

You can find out more about Merlot SkinCare by going to their website, and their social media outlets below.

Friday, March 29

Nexxus Salon Hair Care Pro-Mend Review

Nexxus Salon Hair Care Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Daily Shampoo, and Pro-Mend Conditioner may sound like it would have a medicated scent but it doesn't.  The first thing I noticed when I opened to squeeze some of the shampoo onto my hand was the sweet smell of the Shampoo.  The smell reminds me of a Sweet Tart.  I love, good, smelly, shampoos. Nexxus Pro-Mend was easy to lather, and to wash out.  The conditioner was thick, and once smoothed into my hair ( I use  a lot of conditioner and run it through/rub it on every piece of my hair.  While at the ends of my hair I like to flatten it, so the hair looks like all the strains are together. All the way across.) I then leave the Conditioner in for a few minutes.  It rinsed out easily.  The sweet scent was still there afterwards.  

The Nexxus Pro-Mend made my hair shiny, and easy to brush.  I didn't have to add any leave-in conditioner.  Which I normally always have to do.  I liked this shampoo/conditioner combination as is.  They do make Nexxus Pro-Mend Leave in's, but I don't think my hair needed it this time.  I received these products for free to review.  All opinions, and photos are my own.  This shampoo is some of the best I've experienced.  You should really try it! 

Go give Nexxus some Love on their social media outlets! Never know what next great product they come out with that you could be missing out on.

Thursday, March 28 Review for HEMPZ Body Wash & Lotion

I believe skin care is extremely important.  Age does not matter.  Old, young, newborn, or even in the womb.  We need certain vitamins for healthy cells.  We really need to take care of our skin.  I am a huge advocate of natural oils, vitamins, and remedies.  I turn 31 in a few months, and I have always liked to bathe in oils like the egyptians.  I also moisturize myself every time I get out of the water. is a great site to purchase beauty products at almost half off other stores prices. They have all the name brands, and then some.   I was pleased at how easy it is to browse the site.  There is even a Natural & Organic tab.

Hempz Jasmine Peach & Wild Rose Body Wash really surprised me.  I was expecting it to smell overly floral, but really, it has a sweet peach aroma with a light touch of jasmine, and rose that still lingers on the skin once out of the shower.  I was in the mood for a bubble bath, so I squirted just a little bit into the tub.  It bubbled quickly, and lasted the duration of the bath.  

Hempz Pure Herbal Extracts Vanilla Plum Moisturizer has made me back burner all my other lotions at this moment.  As you can see by my image, it's all I've been using the last week, and a half.  The scent is not strong (Which is why I like it.) I don't like overly vanilla scents, and this does not have that.  The vanilla gives the plum more of a deep, sweet, creamy scent while heated, and rubbed into the skin.  When I smell my skin, I can smell it, and really, that is what I want.  I want to be moisturized, and to smell good for myself, and the one I love.  I don't think everyone should be able to smell me from afar.  

I have been feeling good about myself lately.  Between the weight loss, and my skin feeling beautiful, and I do have to admit.  My skin is pretty flawless right now.  

This is how much weight I've lost.  I have a few inches extra in my pants now. So skin care right now is a MUST.  I must hydrate, and moisturize as I am shedding those pounds so that I stay firm as I'm toning.  It can be done, and I am doing it.  I am down 30 lbs by just going the healthier, alternative way since last summer.

I also wanted to disclose,  HEMPZ does NOT contain any THC.  Hemp seed oil is a fantastic, oil.  And I wish more people were accepting of it.  Hemp seed contains Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids.  It's composition is similar to skin lipids. It has been known to increase the skin elasticity and water retention capacity in skin tissue.  Hemp oil also helps to calm irritated skin, and to energize.  Little history for you, in 1916 all farmers were forced to grow hemp in the United States, it was a huge cash crop during the war.  It wasn't until 1937 that it became illegal.  Hemp is a harmless plant, that is full of vitamins, amino acids, it can even be used for clothing, paper, and FUEL.  It's also easy to grow.  Really? Why be against Hemp again? Once again, all opinions are my own, and I do stand behind natural beauty products.  These are my favorite types of reviews.

Curious about the companies social media outlets? You can follow them below.  Ask them questions, or even just join in to find fantastic promo codes.  Like right now online there is a 10% off code for the top 10 Favorites.  Promotions are always changing, so don't be left out of the loop.

Thursday, March 21

Love how Shiny Parnevu T-Tree Shampoo, Conditioner, and Braid Spray made my hair!

My hair enjoyed, and soaked up the benefits of Parnevu Tea Tree Oil.  I grow my hair out for Locks Of Love.  This will be the 4th Time Donating, and it's already to my waist.  I donated 11 inches almost 2 years ago.  I am happy to say from taking care of it, keeping it trimmed and using natural shampoos I have 10+ more inches to donate again.   

What I really liked about Parnevu's T-Tree Shampoo is the natural scent of the Australian T-Tree.  It also lathers a lot, and that made it extremely easy to massage into my scalp.  T-Tree is great for a healthy scalp! I then used Parnevu for Extra Dry Hair After Shampoo Conditioner.  The Conditioner was thick, and even after my hair absorbed it I could still feel the silky texture while rinsing it all the way out.  I sprayed Parnevu's T-Tree Braid Spray in my hair while it was wet, then let it dry.  Once it was dried I sprayed a little more in, and braided my hair.  Since my hair is long now, and I usually just braid it in one long braid, and that's it.  I don't think of my hair as my own anymore, I think I am taking care of it to give to someone else that really needs it.  

My overall impression of Parnevu was it cleaned my scalp and hair great.  Moisturized to where my hair was shiny.   Before I used the Shampoo, Conditioner, and Spray my hair was dull, and weighed down.   I noticed after I used it my hair was brighter, shinier, and had more natural wave to it.   I'm a huge fan of Leave in Sprays, and the Braid Spray is a better alternative.  It's T-Tree Oil.  Most leave in sprays create itching, and flakes.  Parnevu's T-Tree Braid Spray helps control itching, flaking, conditions and adds shine.  There is also a cool feeling on the scalp from the T-Tree. 

You can find Parnevu Online, Facebook, and Twitter.  Check them out!  If you have never tried T-Tree Oil you really should try Parnevu.  

Parnevu's T-Tree Shampoo is a unique blend of botanicals designed to cleanse the hair and scalp of impurities.  Contains Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia.)  T-Tree Oil is great for itchy dry scalps, and eliminating flakes.  T-Tree Oil is also known to kill bacteria. What's not to love?!

I received samples to review, all opinions, and photos are my own.

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Saturday, March 9

Teen Works Binder ( From the 1980s) Photos of myself, growing up from Tom Boy to now.

I'm feeling a little nostalgic today.  Growing up my cousin Terri Jean gave me a Teen Works binder.  I was a huge Tom Boy.  Instead of Barbies, I wanted GI Joes. Instead of going to Girl Scouts, I would cry, and want to go swimming in the creek with my male cousins, and swing from vines over the ravines.  Beauty just wasn't anything to me.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't an ugly kid.  I was actually quite adorable.  I just didn't feel "Girly."

My mom also allowed me to be myself.  When I didn't want that Cricket Doll, she took it back, and got me the Storm Shadow I had to have.

That's me!  I even cut my hair short.. 
& Yes, I rocked the Heman's too.  I still wear a pair of Masters of The Universe Pj's to this day.

I could also be extremely cute!

When my older cousin gave me the book (she was into hair, and make-up.) I read it.  I didn't think I was ugly, but I liked the artistic aspect of the pages.  The eyebrow section especially was to teach you to set them up to arch with your face shape.  Through the awkward teenage years it helped me a lot.

I am 19 years old here.. that was 11 years ago. 

I really think that binder helped me grow into my looks.  I didn't do anything drastic to my eyebrows, and I knew how important skin care was because of it.  I didn't do anything to damage my skin, and I mostly used natural, greentea lotions, and oatmeal baths. My mom had bad allergies so we didn't use perfum-y chemical based products.  Even at almost 31 today I still get told I don't look my age.

This photo is when I was pregnant with my Son, right before my 30th birthday.  

I just did a search for the Teen Works Binder, and Kostia on Flickr has uploaded some of the images,

Hilarious! Some of the styles back then, but still loving the tips. I wanted to do a huge, Thank you to my cousins, both of them,  Terri, and Liz (They are sisters.) For them not telling me what to do as for looks, but for Terri giving me that binder.  And Liz always giving me Make-up she didn't like anymore, Lol! I Love hand me downs.  Especially when she'd use it like once, and didn't like it.  Hehehe. Now I have so much make-up.  Loving the natural, earth friendly products out too.  Things have really changed.

Any one else a total Tom Boy that changed as they grew older?  I still like certain things that aren't deemed "Girly." but overall, I really think books like Teen Works are needed, and are great role model material for young women.

Did any of you have the binder too?

Friday, February 22

Violent Lips Review.

Violent lips makes temporary lip tattoos.  I had so much fun trying to cut down the temp tattoo lips to fit my size.  I messed up the first one (my bad.) But I knew exactly where, and how to place the second one.  Luckily each pack comes with three. What I am wearing in the picture is called Honey Dew.  It's part of the Glitteratti Collection.  Can you tell I like the color green? 

Applying the lips are as easy as cutting it down to fit,  you then peel off the plastic film, and line up on your lips.  The glitter side down.  Then you wet the outside where the white paper is (Yep, just like temporary tattoos.) But these have a special vitamin formula.  

I think Violent lips pretty awesome.   The dual toned look makes it unique.  I'm saving my last one for Saint Patties Day.  

I received these samples for free for my honest opinion.  As you can see! I did wear them, and I think they are unique.

Monday, February 18

HBL Hair Care Hydrating System Review & Giveaway

Hair care is very important to me.  Not only do I like when my hair is smooth, and shiny but also when its hydrated.  I've been washing my hair with HBL Hydrating System the last few weeks  The shampoo, and conditioner, and hair masque all have a clean smell.  The shampoo lathers nicely.  The conditioner also had a nice thick consistency to it.  The hair masque was just perfect,  What I enjoyed most about the masque, was the thickness, and convenience of the little comb into to use while in the shower.  What makes this system even better is that it is paraben, sulfate, gluten, and allergn free.  

HBL Hair Care Hydrating System Includes:
  • HBL Hydrating Shampoo
  • HBL Hydrating Conditioner
  • HBL Hair Masque

This will be the fourth time I have grown my hair out and donated over 10+ inches to Locks Of Love.  I don't dye my hair, or use any harsh irons, or treatments on it.  Finding a rare gem like HBL Hydrating Hair System really means a lot to me, and knowing that does hydrate, and keep my strands beautiful. I thought the product worked wonderfully!

I received these items for free to review.  Opinions are my own, and may defer from yours!

If you are interested in HBL Hair Care System you can find them online, twitter, and facebook.

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Tuesday, January 22

Harvey Prince Eau de CREME Spray Review & 5 Winner Giveaway!

With Valentines approaching I just want to smell Sweet for my Sweety!  Age does not matter when it comes to this sweet playful Eau de CREME natural fragrance by Harvey Prince.  My favorite thing about Harvey Prince is the uniqueness of the scents, and the fact they are an eco-friendly company that was tired of those over powering chemical base expensive brands.  

I have Fling, Flirt, and now Creme! All which trigger the senses, but I am in love with the Eau de Creme Spray.  I was sent two bottles of the 8.8ml sprays, and I've already used one! I used it every day for the past month. The best way to explain it is, it's a sweet, chocolate-creme scent.  It's not overpowering, or a fake "sweet" smell.  It's genuine in it's sweetness. It makes me happy when I am wearing it.

Notes: Citrus, Passion Fruit, Rum Raisin, Vanilla, Patchouli, and.. CHOCOLATE! I find it wonderful to have the sweet scent of summer  in this arctic blast weather here in Ohio.  I will not let the grey skies, and bitter cold bring my spirits down! For me, all it takes is a smell to trigger my senses to a better time.

Promo Code: Sweetness  , will get you 15% off Eau de Creme on (excludes samples.)

Another thing I find great about Harvey Prince is the way the oils react to my skin.  Today for instance, I sprayed the perfume on my wrists this morning after I showered, and it's been 5 hours and I can still smell the sweetness.  My husband is always telling me how he just wants to eat me up when I am wearing this.

FIVE! Lucky followers will win a 8.8ml Spray of Eau de CREME too. These retail for $26.00 each.  They also fit perfectly in the car, purse, keep one at the gym!  I know some of you have already won Fling, and Flirt from previous reviews! Good luck, and enjoy!

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I received Eau de CREME for free to review.  Opinion are my own! I was not told what to write, or say! I really do love this perfume.