Tuesday, December 16, 2014

InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

Anti-aging beauty products. I can't get enough of them! I got the opportunity to try a trio of skin products from InstaNatural. The first biggie is hyaluronic acid. I liked the consistency of InstaNatural’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It was gel-like, hydrating, brightening and firming. It also contains Green Tea, Vitamin C, and Jajoba oil. And very importantly Made in the USA and cruelty free! BTW! That's not my hair piece in the back! Ha! It's the hair net from the tamale wine tasting class I took.
I then tried the 100% natural and organic vitamic c facial toner. I thought it was a novel idea, vitamin c and a toner in a spray bottle. I like that a lot. It also contains witch hazel, aloe vera, and MSM. Great prepper before serums and moisturizers. It was refreshing and convenient to use and an be used by men as well.
At last but not least, Instanatural's Youth Express Eye Gel. I put this gel on my entire face and neck because it was hydrating and firming. I liked the dewy, sealed glow it gave my complexion. It's like the "Photo Finish" of eye gel. It also contains plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid, Matrixyl 3000, cucumber, peptide complex, cucumber, aloe, and MSM. Great for dark eye circles, sagging, crows feet and fine lines. I put extra on my brow furrow. It had a nice light melon scent.
Check out all the reviews over at Amazon from the red links above. There are hundreds. I received these samples from Brand Backer to try out and review.

Monday, December 15, 2014

My New Zenwise Biotin Hair Growth Vitamins

When I was born the Mexican side of my family said, "Oh, poor thing, she has no hair!" and the white side of my family said, "Oh, she has a lot of hair!" I've always felt I had thin hair until I saw people who really did have thin hair. I started taking biotin pills over a year ago and saw a big difference in about 6 months. I had around 25%-30% more hair growth a year later. I stopped taking them, then started again, ran out, then discovered ZenWise Hair Growth Vitamins After a week I immediately noticed the biotin working again because Biotin also promotes nail growth. Double bonus! I like these because they're "Made in USA" and are GMP certified.
Zenwise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins formula contains 5000 mcg of Biotin and natural vitamins and antioxidants that promote and stimulate thicker, fuller hair growth, and "addresses vitamin deficiencies associated with hair loss." Here's a list of some important ones: Biotin, MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane), Grapeseed Extract, Saw Palmetto, Pumpkin (Seed-Curcubita Pepo)(4:1), Gotu Kola (Herb-Centella Asiatica) (4:1), Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf), L-Lysine Hcl, L-Proline, Kelp, Citrus Bioflavanoids, Nettle (Leaf-Urtica Dioica), Catalase, and Resveratrol I'm going to do another update in a couple of weeks and let you know if I notice any new changes. This is a sponsored post given to me as a sample to try and review. Powered by Brand Backer.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" The Story of Artist Margaret Keane

I feel like I missed my prom! My annual pug Christmas party that is. I've been sick for a week with a nasty cold and I missed it! The one thing I look forward to at Christmas. Well, there is something else besides tamales on Christmas I've been looking forward to.... Tim Burton's new movie release on Christmas day, "Big Eyes." It's based on the story of San Francisco "big eye" artist and creator Margaret Keane. This is one story I always thought would make a great movie. Thank you Tim Burton! I can't tell you much without giving spoilers but it's a interesting, bizarre, unbelievable story. I would have loved to have gone to the premiere at the LACMA. Here's the movie trailer. Margaret is being played by Amy Adams. Back in the day you could find a ton of big eye art sitting in thrift stores. I've collected big eye art throughout the years but ended up selling it at garage sales when I needed money for college. I saved one Margaret Keane piece from the Pasadena Rose Bowl that I love. My ribbon/pin storage tree and Old Crow decanter are in the picture too.
I would love to have a autographed Margaret Keane pug print. I'm thinking of even doing some big eye and teardrop makeup on my face for the movie. Why aren't there any beauty companies out there licensing out her art? MAC? Urban Decay? Target? Kitson?, Lounge Fly? GET.WITH.THE.PROGRAM! I want the merchandise, eye palettes, pins, bags and t-shirts.
And it even gets better. Lana Del Rey is singing the "Big Eyes" theme song. I've been stalking youtube for sneak peeks and it looks like they're finally up!

Friday, December 5, 2014

NEW Idina Menzel "Holiday Wishes"

I cannot think of a voice more appropriate to sing this years Christmas carols than Tony award winning Idina Menzel, brought to you by Warner Bros. Records. She brings her classic elegant voice to classic Christmas carols like, "Do You Hear What I hear?," "Silent Night," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and "White Christmas." And I cannot think of a more appropriate singer to duet with on a Christmas album than Michael Buble. They bring it on "Baby, It's Cold Outside" I like her rendition of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." It's fun and edgy and Broadway without being over the top and cutesy like most of the other popular renditions out there. She also owns "White Christmas" and makes it her own. You can count on this being a family album. I can just hear little kids crooning to her songs just like they did in "Frozen" especially "When You Wish Upon a Star." I cannot count how many little boys and girls I've heard randomly singing her songs in grocery stores while shopping. Target's Holiday Wishesedition has two exclusive extra bonus tracks, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Mothers Spiritual." The album tracks are Do You Hear What I Hear "The Christmas Song," "Baby It’s Cold Outside" (Duet with Michael Buble), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas." "What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?," "December Prayer," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Silent Night," and "River," "Holly Jolly Christmas," and "White Christmas." Holiday Wishes is available now at iTunes and Amazon. Check out Idina Menzel's Official Website or YouTube channel here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tea Time with Kiss Me Organic Matcha Green Tea

It's the season for warm drinks and that's tea for me! This Kiss Me Organics promotion came just in time as I had just in time as I just ran out of matcha green tea powder. My cousin turned me on to matcha green powder tea last Christmas and I've been hooked ever since. Green tea powder is the most concentrated potent form of green tea. The leaves are grown in the shade for high chlorophyll potency. One cup of matcha green tea equals as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea. Matcha is immune boosting, gives you all day energy, metabolism boosting.
This particular grade of organic matcha was culinary grade for cooking so it was very versatile. It made a great cup of tea as well as tea cake, vegan banana green tea ice cream, smoothies, and green power drinks. I found a lot of matcha recipes on Pinterest and created a Matcha Green Tea Recipe board. I made vegan green tea ice cream out of frozen bananas. I added dates because I love date shakes. This is such a healthy alternative and so simple to make. I made little green tea cakes and muffins with stuffed mascarpone dates and organic kale juice power drinks with a scoop of matcha powder. I need my green power juice every day or I'll feel like a wet noodle. All the recipes are on my board. I can't wait to create more!
All the recipes are on my Pinterest board. I can't wait to create more!
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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mary J Blige: The London Sessions

The "always cool and real" Mary J Blige is back with her soulful, hip-hop beats from London where she collaborated with some of the local artists. The work in this album is reflective, inspirational, transitional, relatable, about love, about life ("Whole Damn Year," "Long Hard Look," "Worth My Time," and "Therapy") then builds up to the Mary J Blige jams we all know and love like "Pick Me Up," "Follow," "My Loving" and "Nobody But You." This is one of those albums you'll be feeling and playing over and over again. The great melodies throughout the album make each song flow nicely. ("Not Loving You," and "When You're Gone,") "Worth My Time" and "Pick Me Up" are my jams! Mary collaborated with Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, Sam Romans and Sam Smith on the The London Sessions. Brilliant Job Blige! Track Listing 1. Therapy 2. Doubt 3. Not Loving You 4. When You're Gone 5. Right Now 6. My Loving 7.Long Hard Look 8. Whole Damn Year 9 .Nobody But You 10. Pick Me Up 11. Follow 12. Worth My Time You can find "The London Sessions" at Amazon and iTunes. Check out Mary's official website and Facebook page. You can also find her on YouTube. I participated in the Mary J Blige The London Sessions album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.

The NEW KISS InstaWave Curling Iron

KISS Products known for their fun innovative nail care products has come out with a modern, simplified, and revolutionary way to curl your hair. It's a easy-to-use curling iron called the Instawave. I really love it! I love it because it's easy peasy to use and I like beach curls. I love not taking forever to curl my hair. My straight as an arrow Indian hair doesn't get folded at the tips like it does with other generic curling irons. Why hasn't this iron been invented earlier?
The InstaWave has a tangle-free curl dial that spins your hair with a simple left or right push of a button. No alligator clamping. Just feed a piece of your hair around the iron and it does all the work for you. Your hair will automatically spin around the barrel with the cue of the blue light. Leave on longer for tighter curls. Just pull down vertically to release. That's it!
"KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls. Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand. Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions. Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes. 2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420. In the US, KISS InstaWave is available in Target, Ulta & Amazon.com for $59.99. In Canada, Kiss InstaWave is available at Walmart. It will soon be available on Walmart Canada dotcom, too." Sponsered Post-Powered by BrandBacker.
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