Saturday, April 16, 2016
My favorite Scrapbook website, Scrapbook.com is having another contest. I would really love to win a Sizzix Big Shot Plus as well as four of you!There are 7 ways to enter. Sign up HERE! "If you've ever daydreamed about trying out the Sizzix Big Shot Plus, this is the giveaway for you! The $2500 Ultimate Sizzix Designer-Bundle Giveaway is an an amazing chance for 5 winners to receive a $500 Big Shot Plus Starter Kit PLUS loads of accessories from designers Stephanie Barnard, Eileen Hull and Jen Long So, drop everything you're doing--unless you're, say, holding a baby or a crystal vase--and enter this giveaway now for a chance to win big!" Click HERE for more details!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Another impressive skincare product from Valencia. Valentia Clearlift Revitalizing Serum has some new and exiting ingredients I have never tried before like Gotu Kola which lessens the appearance of scars and increases skin firmness and Wakame Bioferment (Seaweed) which increases skin oxygen consumption to detoxify and boost antioxidant defense. I love trying anything new that is natural and organic that helps me fight wrinkles! It also contains licorice, lactic acid, and argan oil. Upon application I liked the citrusY scent and its smooth and creamy non-greasy texture. I put some on after a day at the beach forgetting to wear sunscreen and surprisingly it quickly got rid of all the redness. My skin felt moisturized and soft. The natural ingredients also have healing properties. I received a free sample from Amazon for my honest review. Backed by BrandBacker. I like seeing the people behind the product. I follow Valencia on Intagram. You can also find them at FaceBook. The vintage background illustrations were done by a young Jacqueline Bouvier ( a #natural beauty) during a trip with her cousin to Europe. The book is "One Special Summer." #naturalbeauty #organic #crueltyfree #parabenfree
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Royal Rose Hydrating Serum is another great new find from Valentia. Serum has always been one of my skin staples. This is the first serum I've tried that isn't stinky or thick and greasy. It's very hydrating, moisturizing, and refreshing. Besides my face I also like putting it on my neck and the top of my hands. It leaves your skin soft and glowing. When I sometimes go throughout the day without makeup I wear it for the nice healthy glow. It has a pretty light floral scent of rose. The pump is easy and convenient to use. Some of the nourishing ingredients include Rosa Damascena, Rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, bearberry,and lavender. Great for sensitive skin because it doesn't contain any junk or unnatural ingredients. Alcohol free and paraben free. Definitely a keeper. I was given a free sample in exchange for my honest opinion. Backed by BrandBacker.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Another OZ Naturals anti-aging beauty find for my aging skin! OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol serum contains clinical strength retinol, astaxanthin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E- important ingredients with antioxidants that promote collagen production and minimizes wrinkles and fine lines. When applying the serum to my face the first time I could instantly feel it firming my face. I could feel the light tingling sensation from the active ingredients. My forehead and brow furrow is my problem area. The serum helped firm this area. What I also love about OZ Naturals besides being natural and organic is that they are Cruelty Free and Made in the USA. I've tried so many expensive and over rated anti-aging products containing useless shiny and glittery fillers with 'meh' results. It was really eye opening finding so many quality effective beauty products on Amazon at half the price of over-rated, over the counter beauty products. I received this complimentary bottle of serum from OZ Naturals from BrandBacker in exchange for my honest opinion. Sponsored post.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
The NEW Evolution Fresh Greek non-fat Yogurt inspired by Dannon was the first Greek yogurt I have ever had with fruit inside. Wholesome fruit you can see at the bottom of the cup without any artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. It makes the perfect breakfast but I also eat them for snacks. I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic so I need healthy satisfying snacks. It's a must for me because I'm a late-night snacker. Jello gets so old and boring after awhile. Evolution is rich, thick, and most importantly satisfying and has probiotic health benefits to boot. Pineapple Passion Fruit and Black Cherry are my favorite flavors. You got to try them all. You can find them at Ralph's and most Kroger stores. I'm a huge fan of Kroger and all their healthy store brand selections. I received my complimentary Evolution Fresh Greek Yogurt for being a BzzAgent
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Joy William's new solo album (out June 29th) titled, VENUS is the something new I've been craving for. Every album has a mood and I guess that's why VENUS resonated with me. The mood in Joy's words is, "Acceptance. Transcendence. Trans-formation. Letting go of things that don’t serve you." This is a relatable and introspective "womens" album. I identified with several of the songs on the album like, "Until the Levee," "One Day I Will," and "Before I Sleep." Every song flows nicely into one another. They are reflective.... like reading someone's journal. My other favorites are, "Welcome Home," "The Dying Kind," "Sweet Love of Mine, and "Woman (Oh Mama)" ... a great song! Joy has a pretty voice, intense, emotional, and melodic. She was part of a four time folk rock Grammy winning duo, The Civil Wars. "It’s my coming-of-age album, becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be. I think over the course of the last couple of years making this album, I finally felt that I stepped into my own skin. I’ve spent my whole life trying to be the best version of myself, and I’ve finally let myself just be me." Joy Williams The Official Joy William's Website, Joy can be found at Facebook, YouTube, and Intagram. Check out her music at iTunes and Amazon. DISCLOSURE: I participated in the Joy William's Venus album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.