Monday, September 1, 2014

InstaNatural - Argan Oil Hair Mask


Hello Everyone! Today, I want to talk to you about a company I recently had the pleasure of working with a second time! Last time I reviewed their Deep Cleansing Facial Oil and it was pretty good. This time I am super excited though, because I will be reviewing their Argan Oil Hair Mask! Why am I super excited about it you ask? Well, I may have a little obsession with hair masks because they have worked really great for my hair in the past, so lets see how this one compares!

Who Is InstaNatural?

About InstaNatural

"InstaNatural was started as a small local business in Florida and after positive feedback from all their customers, they decided to step into online distribution. They launched their first product in 2013 and since then they have never looked back.
At present, InstaNatural is a leading online distributer of six nature inspired beauty and cosmetics products. InstaNatural is constantly in search of wonderful natural ingredients from the whole world to bring to its customers beauty products bursting with efficiency to enhance the natural beauty that is often lost due to various external and internal factors."

Vision and Philosophy

“InstaNatural is committed towards bringing its great beauty products. We at InstaNatural value the safety of our customers therefore we reveal every single ingredient included in our products on the label. We wake up each day with a vision to provide maximum satisfaction to our customers with our constant efforts.”
I love how on their site you can really feel through their story who they are and what they are all about.  I also can appreciate a hard working company from the south, since I live in South Carolina. My other favorite thing about them is that they list all the ingredients they use on their labels. If you wish to learn more about InstaNatural you go to their site which is located here. They also have a facebook page where you keep up with their updates, as well as contests located here.
The Products/The Review


"Our Argan Oil Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment designed to transform dry and damaged strands into soft, shiny, healthy hair. Its restorative ingredients - such as Argan Oil, Japanese Green Tea, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil & Vitamin B5 - work together to penetrate hair deep down and deliver ultimate nourishment and hydration to enhance texture and shine. This intensive blend full of organic ingredients also serves to strengthen hair to defend against heat damage and other external aggressors."


When I first opened up the container of Argan Oil, I smelled a nice light scent of  what I would say is of orange and vanilla. One thing I really liked about this Argan Oil Hair Mask is that it has all natural ingredients like Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin B5. These are all things combined with the Argan Oil, that I think is what makes this mask so great. I left the mask on my hair for 15 minutes. It's hard for the pictures I took to show it, but after I let my hair dry, the before and after of how soft my hair was like night and day! 



The picture on the left is without the Argan Oil and the picture on the right is with the Argan Oil Hair Mask. It not only felt softer, but it was less frizzy and stronger. I was really impressed with the results, and this was only after one time! I can't wait to see how my hair does after using it over time. I have to say InstaNatural makes a lot of wonderful products, but so far this is my favorite product.

 Overall Product Score: 4.6*

I would love to know, What do you think of InstaNatural and their products? Have you ever tried an Argan Oil Hair mask before? I love hearing your comments as well as your questions, so feel free to leave them below! :)



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chicstix


Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. I am so excited to bring you the new cute innovation in shaving called Chicstix. They are a wonderful new way to look at shaving.

Who Is Chicstix?

So, I actually had to do a little bit of research on this because I didn't find it on their main site. However, I did find this information from shave-stix, which I believe may have been a previous website or just information about the products. 

According to the article I read, this is where the concept of Chicstix came from:  "It was actually borrowed from a recent launch of a successful men’s shaving product, the also new-to-the-market Menskin Shavestick. Women were borrowing their guys’ sticks with great results, and the creator of both lines, Scott Boyer, realized this market had also not been tapped into. “There really were no decent female shaving products out there, so we took our men’s line and adjusted it to become more suitable for women with different scents and packaging."

I found the whole concept of how the company came about to be quite intriguing. I love the whole reason Chicstix was invented, and the fact that Chicstix was created in order to be less wasteful then the shaving creams out there. They also have a men's version called "Menskin," which I think my husband would love as well. So far, I think this is a great idea, lets try it out!

The Product/My Thoughts

The Chicstix come in 6 different styles: Pomegrante, Baby Powder, Sweet Mango, Island Breeze, Lavender, & Unscented.



I received Lavender, Sweet Mango, and Baby Powder. They all smelled really wonderful, however my favorite scent was the Sweet Mango.



I decided to try out the Sweet Mango first since it was my favorite. I got in the shower and wet my legs. Then I proceeded to put on the shave stix. It was a little weird getting use to at first (because it was in solid form) but once I got it going it was really nice. Not only did it make it easier to shave, but I felt like it made my legs even smoother compared to regular cream. Usually, my legs are sooo itchy after using regular shaving cream. However, with Chicstix I didn't have this problem AT ALL! 

I also like the fact that you don't have to use a whole lot and is not wasteful like regular shaving cream. Not to mention the ingredients in Chicstix are a lot better for you! Some of the ingredients include coconut acid which has an anti-inflammatory property, and Primrose Oil, which is great for anti-aging and rejuvenating the skin. I will be honest it will take me a little while to get into the transition completely, but I will be making the change to Chicstix. I am very satisfied with the new concept and all the great benefits that come with it.

If you wish to purchase Chicstix you can purchase them on their website here. They run $9 each + shipping, which I think it a fair price considering how long they last. If I had to take a guess you would probably have to use 3 bottles of shaving cream for every 1 Chicstix! JUST FOR MY READERS though you can use the coupon code "shavestick" which will get you 50% off the product.

Overall Product Score: 4.3*


Let me know below what your thoughts are about Chicstix! I would love to hear your feedback rather it be a question or comment. Until next time, Remember to Stay Beautiful By Staying You! 
XOXO.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

La-Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers


Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day. Today, I want to talk to you about a wonderful new product I discovered from the company La-Tweez. The Pro Illuminating Tweezers are the Rolls Royce of Tweezers

Up above are the tweezers I received. I received one pair in black and one pair in white. These tweezers truly have it all...

Who Is La-Tweez?

La-Tweez, was founded in 2004, and is a privately owned company. They have offices all over the world including the United States, Middle East, and China. The tweezers are sold at many retailers across the world and they work exclusively with Sephora, Marks & Spencer, Kohls, and many more. I also found it interesting that they are the number 1 selling personal care tool on over 100 Hugh End Worldwide Cruise Ships. They are also featured in over 120 In-flight Catalogs worldwide and ranks in the top 5 in all major air lines in sales. In short, this pair of tweezers is become more and more popular over time.

The Product/My Thoughts


Up above is the case you can store the tweezers. I love how it fits perfectly inside the case so that it doesn't get damaged, and what's really convenient is that inside the case is a mirror.


Here are the white pair of tweezers before they are lit up, I love how each one has that extra added element of a Swarovski Crystal on each one. This one has a red one, and the other one has a white one. Also conveniently, it is the button to light the tweezers up!


I wanted to show you a picture of it lit up on film, so that you could see just how bright it really is. I don't know if it's the light or the simple fact that I can now see what I am doing but plucking my eyebrows hurt a lot less now! It could also be the wonderful design of the tip of tweezers, I find them to be easier to grab the tips of the hairs. That being said I have to say these are the best pair of tweezers I have ever owned. Girls or guys, if you are looking to own what I call the Rolls Royce of tweezers then these are it! 

If you are looking to buy these tweezers you can get a pair on Amazon through them for $27.88 located here. I will be honest you may be able to buy them cheaper, but please buy them from a trusted seller or retailer because I am sure there are imitations not as well made. I have seen them as cheap as $10.00 but they don't have all the fancy features.

Overall Product Score: 4.6*

Let me know below what your thoughts are on La-Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers are! I would love to hear your feedback. Until next time, Remember to Stay Beautiful By Staying You! 
XOXO.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Japanese Konjac Sponge - Citrus Fruits Natural Facial Cleanser Review


Hello Everyone! Today, I want to talk with you about a new facial sponge I had the chance to try. I reviewed a sponge a couple of weeks ago, but this sponge however is a little different. This is the Citrus Fruit Konjac Sponge. As you can see up top this is a picture of what the sponge looks like inside of the box. 

Who is The Japanese Konjac Sponge?

"We offer the famous Japanese facial and body cleansing Konjac Sponge in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Our Konjac Sponge is 100% natural, eco-friendly and made in Japan. Our Konjac Sponge products are suitable for all ages, including babies, and for all skin types, including sensitive one."

"Elova Essence, LLC is an independent import/export natural products company based in San Mateo, California founded with a vision to bring you natural beauty products from around the world, and to make them available for you. Our company is built through personal experiences and passion in bringing high-quality products to transform lives - one at a time. The Japanese Konjac Sponge is distributed by Elova Essence, LLC in the USA. To learn more about Elova Essence, LLC and other natural products, please visit www.elovaessence.com."

I actually didn't know until reading their info that The Japanease Konjac Sponge, is part of Elova Essence, LLC. Elova Essence, LLC has another line as well making Argan Oil. I also like the fact that this sponge can even be used on babies, meaning its super safe!

The Product/The Review

This is what the sponge looks like before wet

Product Description: "The Japanese Konjac Sponge - Citrus Fruit Konjac Puff is an excellent facial cleansing sponge in Fall & Winter seasons. The Japanese Citrus Fruit (Yuzu) Konjac Puff is made by adding Citrus Fruit extract to the Konjac mixture. The Japanese Citrus Fruit Essence is used in cosmetics and soaps as a humectant to keep skin hydrated, moist and soft. As a result, this Konjac Puff helps to retain moisture to the skin even in dry cold seasons."

What the product looks like when wet

My Thoughts: They make several different kinds of sponges for all different face types. I decided to choose this sponge because it was specifically designed for dry skin. When I first opened the product I didn't notice a citrus smell, in fact it didn't have much of a smell at all. Once I got it going and it expanded I first tried it on my face without cleanser, and it did a really great job of cleaning my face. It also made it super smooth and worked great at exfoliating it. When I tried it with my cleanser though not only did it exfoliate (I use Alpha Hydrox cleanser), it took off every bit of my makeup off. What I am most impressed with though is how smooth my face is. It gave me a very thorough clean as well. I am so glad I got to try this product, and I can't wait to see how the other ones compare to it. So far though I would have to say this has been my favorite facial sponge I have tried so far. 

If you wish to buy this sponge you can purchase it for $11.65 with free shipping at Amazon located here or go to their official website located here.

Overall Product Score: 4.0*

I would love to know, What do you think of The Japanease Konjac Sponge? Have you ever tried any of Elova Essence, and if not what products of their's would you love to give a go? I love hearing your comments as well as your questions, so feel free to leave them below! :)



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SANTE Makeup Review


Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday, hard to believe the week is almost half way over. I have had the chance to try out some amazing products! When I say amazing, I mean AH-mazing! If you love makeup like I do, I hope that you will take the time to read this review and take it all in has to give. Let's get to it!

Above are all the cosmetics I received from their line. 

Who is SANTE?

Sante’ Natural Cosmetics are one of the extraordinary, high-quality brands produced by Logocos of Germany. Lotus Light is a distributor of this brand, conveniently located in the central USA in Wisconsin, and we carry the entire product line. We provide products to stores, online retailers and direct to consumers. Sante’ comes from the same manufacturer that manufactures the Logona line of natural personal care and cosmetics products. We ship orders generally within one business day of receipt and we ship nationwide. 

If you would love to checkout more about SANTE or order any of their products you can go here to do so.

When they say they are high-quality they mean high-quality! I have never come across a makeup that blends so well and is so easy to wear. I want to know what else Germany is hiding. haha. 

The Products/My Thoughts


Eyeshadow Rose Trio #1 - "Eyecatcher. From nude to glam. Eye shadow trio in complementary shades. For those unforgettable moments. With organic jojoba and chamomile." I am so glad this was chosen for me, I don't think I would of ever chosen it on my own. It is such a pretty color, the photo I took just does not do it justice and the colors to me are a little off from the flash. The base color is brown, then the crease is a light pink, and the brow is a pale pink. PRICE: $20


                                                                      So Pretty...



Sante Pressed Powder in Light Sand 02 - "Catwalk Chic. The perfect finish enriched with ultra-fine mineral pigments. For a powdery, transparent and even soft-matte complexion. With organic jojoba and chamomile." I was little worried when I saw that it wasn't the lightest shade, (which I see they are sold out of) because I am really light-skinned. However, this shade fit me perfectly so if you want to purchase one of their foundations and worried about the shade not matching, I can almost guarantee it will work. It a very blendable and easy powder to use. Price: $22


This is a picture of me with just the eyeshadow, eyeliner, and ONLY the compressed powder. I didn't even use a primer, shhhh don't tell anyone! 


Lipgloss Nude Rose 01 - There isn't a description written for this other than made in Germany, but I will tell you its a very creamy formula. I like that is not a sticky formula as well, it feels like pure velvet. PRICE: $16


Here is a close up of what it looks like on my lips. It lasted quite awhile too before I had to reapply!


Lipstick in Pink Clover 04 - "Colour Yourself. Gorgeous, natural colours, soft lip care and gentle protection. For irresistible lips. Trendy or classic. With organic jojoba." I love the color of the lipstick, its such a pretty unique shade of pink. It's almost red. I have never had a color like this in my collection, and I probably own every pink lipstick ever made. haha! Oh yeah and did I mention the pretty blue case? Stunning. The formula is also smooth and goes on flawlessPRICE: $19


I love this color! I didn't realize how much it sparkles until I saw the picture, ah ignore my freckles though... looks like some sort of weird skin thing, but I promise its not!


Eyeliner Pencil Deep Brown 06 - There wasn't anything written for this one as well, but I will say I really like the design of the pencil. I think its awesome that a smudger is on the other end and for me at least, is a very useful tool. Even though I am not crazy about brown's, this one is so dark that I actually don't mind. PRICE: $15


Coverstick 01  - Now many of us in the U.S, may not be use to it by the name "coverstick," but it is just a fancy name for concealer in my opinion. I think this concealer did a really excellent job at hiding my fine lines and dark circles. Even though I am only 25, it is the one thing I always think about in the back of my mind, and this works great! PRICE: $15


Lip Duo Contour & Gloss 01 - "SANTE Lip Duo Pencils with double effect: lipliner for perfect contours and lipgloss for a sexy finish. Trendy colors, moisturizing texture. Gluten-free. Not tested on animals." I wanted to love this product, but I wasn't too crazy about it. The only reason for that was I think the color. The color was just so nude (which I get that some people like that) that you couldn't notice it. If you like nude's however this will be the perfect new lip combo for you. I would love to try the one in red (03) though, and will be going back to buy it soon. Price: $17


Mascara Perfect Definition 05 - "Perfect definition for gorgeous long eye lashes. With 100% natural color pigments." It looks like just a normal mascara, but it does such a great job at getting every lash when you use it, I was really impressed with this. Price: $20


Here is a final look with the mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, face powder and lipstick on.

Whew! That was a lot but well worth it. I usually give a product score but this time will not. The reason why is because, frankly, I wouldn't even know where to begin! I found some really amazing products, and SANTE wins as well because, I will now be a long term customer. I hope that you will try their products so you can enjoy it as much as I have! Feel free to leave your comments/questions below. I love to hear your feedback. Until next time, XOXO.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

InstaNatural - Deep Cleansing Facial Oil and Eye Gel


Hello Everyone! Today, I want to talk to you about a company I recently had the pleasure of working with, called InstaNatural. They sent me their Deep Cleansing Facial Oil along with their eye gel as a bonus item to try. Let's see what they are all about and then talk about their products, shall we?

Who Is InstaNatural?

About InstaNatural

"InstaNatural was started as a small local business in Florida and after positive feedback from all their customers, they decided to step into online distribution. They launched their first product in 2013 and since then they have never looked back.
At present, InstaNatural is a leading online distributer of six nature inspired beauty and cosmetics products. InstaNatural is constantly in search of wonderful natural ingredients from the whole world to bring to its customers beauty products bursting with efficiency to enhance the natural beauty that is often lost due to various external and internal factors."

Vision and Philosophy

“InstaNatural is committed towards bringing its great beauty products. We at InstaNatural value the safety of our customers therefore we reveal every single ingredient included in our products on the label. We wake up each day with a vision to provide maximum satisfaction to our customers with our constant efforts.”
I love how on their site you can really feel through their story who they are and what they are all about.  I also can appreciate a hard working company from the south, since I live in South Carolina. My other favorite thing about them is that they list all the ingredients they use on their labels. If you wish to learn more about InstaNatural you go to their site which is located here. They also have a facebook page where you keep up with their updates, as well as contests located here.
The Products/The Review

Deep Cleansing Facial Oil - "Our Deep Cleansing Facial Oil contains the perfect blend of ingredients that melt away dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils or disturbing the natural pH balance. This energizing blend of oils will gently clean your pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and nourished."

I really liked this facial oil. You can use it on a washcloth, sponge, or cottonball. I choose to use a cottonball. I wouldn't recommend using a ton of it, because it is oil. However, a little bit goes a long way. Just from one cottonball it turned almost black from the impurities that I had no idea, I had on my face. Truly an amazing little product.


Overall Product Score: 4.7*





Youth Express Eye Gel - "Provides all around care and protection to delicate eye area, as well as helps diminish the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and saggy eyes."

I am still giving this product a go, but so far I have been really impressed. I like the feel of this eye gel, its not oily or too thick, and it rubs in easily. I've noticed my eyes are not nearly as puffy as they were before, and another added bonus is being able to wear it under makeup. 

Overall Product Score: 3.9*

I would love to know, What do you think of InstaNatural and their products? Have you ever tried any of their products, and if not what products of their's would you love to give a go? I love hearing your comments as well as your questions, so feel free to leave them below! :)



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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, August 22, 2014

ForteBellezza Pink Eyelash Curler Review + GIVEAWAY


Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having a terrific weekend so far. Today, I am excited to share with you a new product from ForteBellezza. A non slip handle, no pinch, pink eye lash curler!

Who Is ForteBellezzza?

"ForteBellezza is a premium beauty tools and accessories product company. They strive to produce exceptional and stylish beauty products at an affordable price for their customers.  Their primary product is their eyelash curler." -  You can see more at their about me page here.

What I love about this company and specifically their eyelash curler is that they have a lifetime quality warranty and money back guarantee! 

The Product/The Review

Pink Eyelash Curler - "Get rid of fake lashes, now you can have long lasting dramatic looking & fully curled lashes in seconds. Easily and anywhere without pinching. Thick and rounded silicone pad forms intense curl without creasing lashes. Making it easy for anyone to curl like a pro. Cushion pad that stays in place all the time."

What I love about this eyelash curler is it feels like it is made with quality! I have owned many eyelashes curler's throughout my lifetime, even the heated ones. However, this eyelash curler I have found is not only easy to use, but comfortable to use as well. When your done using it it has a latch, so that you can keep the handle together for easy storage. It also has an extra eyelash piece, just in case you ruin the first one from too much mascara getting on it.


I would call the picture above a before and after, but it's actually the other way around. The left size is with mascara and it curled, while the right side is just with mascara. I actually think it did a really quality job, and for my husband to notice says something!

Overall Product Score: 4.6*

I really like this eyelash curler and it's only $13.99! Right now though thanks to ForteBellezza, FOR MY READERS ONLY, you can receive a 30% off coupon making this eyelash curler a little but under ten dollars at $9.79! Just go here to get the coupon before purchasing. Then if you want to purchase it, I believe they currently only sale it on Amazon and that link is here.

As if that wasn't generous enough, they also are allowing me to give one of the Pink Eyelash Curler's to one of my readers! All you have to do is enter below or go to the giveaway tab on my facebook

So, I have to know, what do you think about the ForteBellezza Pink Eyelash Curler? Feel free to leave any questions/comments in the comment section below, I love your feedback! Until next time, remember to ALWAYS STAY BEAUTIFUL BY STAYING YOU! XOXO.



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*overall rating is based on a 5 point scale based off of product, pricing, texture, application, and longevity.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.