Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Kiss Me organic ceremonial matcha

I was given the opportunity to try a organic ceremonial green tea match for reviewing purposes. I give an honest review based on my personal experiences with the product.

You can purchase this Matcha here

Kiss Me Organics claims that their matcha has many benefits including;

  • HIGHEST QUALITY MATCHA: Shade grown, Ceremonial Matcha powder is distinctive due to the vibrant green color, slightly sweet flavor and smooth finish.
  • OVER 100 YEARS OF ORGANIC FARMING EXPERIENCE & RECOGNIZED BY THE UN: Our certified organic family-owned Japanese tea farm has been operating since 1915, run by the same family for over 3 generations. Grown in the Shizuoka region of Japan, recognized by the United Nations as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System
  • ENERGY POWERHOUSE, NATURAL MOOD ENHANCER & MENTAL FOCUS: Boost your vitality with the unique ability to reduce stress levels, focus the mind, and provides all-day energy.
  • UP TO 137x THE ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: Matcha is a fine powdered form of shade grown green tea leaves. This means you consume the entire leaf providing your body and mind with a maximum concentration of Polyphenols and EGCG.
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE 110% MoneyBack – If for some reason, you are not satisfied with our Organic Matcha we provide a no-hassle no-questions-asked refund. Yes, we are that devoted to your happiness! :)
  • 100% FIRST HARVEST TEA LEAVES, known as Sae Midori cultivar
  • MILD STEADY ENERGY  it acts both as a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.
  • METABOLISM BOOST Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.
  • IMPROVED SKIN HEALTH ​ Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.
  • UP TO 137x THE ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body’s natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.

I have to say, My favorite way to enjoy matcha is as a latte, but the recipe guide Kiss me organics sent has given me a few other recipes that I look forward to trying
The matcha powder is fine and a bright green color, just like it is supposed to be. the taste is amazing
The packaging as a whole I found really unique, it was like a little coffee bag.
I felt a little like i was opening up russian nesting dolls, but it was very clear that the freshness of this product is preserved.
I really enjoyed the Ceremonial grade matcha from Kiss me organics, it is definetly sweeter, fresher, and a finer mill then most of the other matcha's i have found in the US. The light and fluffy texture of the powder is exactly what I have been looking for. I would highly recoment Kiss me Organics to anyone looking for a good matcha

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Awareness Dates

I am always looking for these dates, so I figured I would make a little collection of my own that I can add to as I come across them

List of U.S. and International Observance Dates

Jump To: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

Awareness Dates for January
Awareness Month For:
Alzheimer Awareness Month - Canada - Alzheimer Society
Awareness Month Awareness Month
Celebration of Life Month
Codependency Awareness Month (National) - (
Constipation awareness month, National
Glaucoma Awareness Month, National
Ontario March of Dimes Month - Canada
Poverty in America Awareness Month, National - according to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Radon Action Month, National - US Environmental Protection Agency
Self-Help Group Awareness Month - according to the Mental Health Clearinghouse
Volunteer Blood Donor Month, National
Awareness Day:
January 1 - Global Family Day - formerly One Day of Peace and Sharing (Recognized by the UN)
January 1 - World Day of Peace - established by pope Paul VI in his letter dated on 8.12.1967
January 4 - World Braille Day - International
January 24 - Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day - Globally each year. Professor Paul Julius Moebius first diagnosed the condition in 1888.
January 27 - Family Literacy Day - ABC Life Literacy Canada
January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Recognized by the UN)
Awareness Week For:
3rd Wk - National Non-Smoking Week - Canada - Canadian Council on Smoking and Health
3rd Wed - Weedless Wednesday - Canada - Canadian Council on Smoking and Health
Awareness Dates for February
Awareness Month For:
Heart & Stroke Month - National - Heart and Stroke Foundation
Human Relations Month
International Mother Language Day Month
National Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month
Awareness Day:
February 2 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
February 4 - World Cancer Day
February 4 - World Cancer Day; International - International Union Against Cancer
February 6 - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
February 11 - World Day of the Sick, an observance day instituted by pope John Paul II
February 12 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day - Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
February 12 - International Day of Women's Health - Canadian Foundation for Women's Health
February 14 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day - Canada - Children's Heart Society
February 15 - International Childhood Cancer Day - Interational - Childhood Cancer Foundation
February 20 - World Day of Social Justice (Recognized by the UN)
February 21 - International Mother Language Day (Recognized by the UN)
Awareness Week For:
1st Wk - Eating Disorder Awareness Week; National; National Eating Disorder Information Centre
1st Wk - International Development Week; National; CIDA
1st Wk - National Therapeutic Recreation Week; National; Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
1st Wk - White Cane Week; National; Canadian Council of the Blind
2nd Wk - World Orphan Week; International; SOS Children's Villages Canada
Last Wed - Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying) - Canada - Pink Shirt Day
Awareness Dates for March
Awareness Month For:
American Red Cross Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
DVT(Deep Vein Thrombosis) Prevention Awareness Month
Developmental Disabilities Month
Epilepsy Month - Epilepsy Canada
Easter Seals Month - Ontario - Easter Seals Society
Foot Health Month
Help Fight Liver Disease Month - Canadian Liver Foundation
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month - Canada - The Arthritis Society
Kidney Month - Kidney Foundation of Canada
National Self-Injury Awareness Month
National Social Workers Month
National Color Therapy Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
Polio Awareness Month - Polio Canada
Red Cross Month - Canadian Red Cross
U.S. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
Awareness Day:
March 1 - Self-Injury Awareness Day
March 8 - United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace (Recognized by the UN)
March 8 - International Women's Day (Recognized by the UN)
March 12 - World Glaucoma Day
March 14 - International Day of Action for Rivers
March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day
March 24 - International Day for Achievers, World Tuberculosis Day (Recognized by the UN)
March 25 - U.S. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness day
March 26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy
Awareness Week For:
1st Wk - Pharmacy Awareness Week - Canadian Pharmacists Association
1st Wk - Lymphedema Awareness Week - BC Lymphedema Association
1st Wk - World Glaucoma Awareness Week - World Glaucoma Week
2nd Wk - Canadian Agricultural Safety Week - Canadian Federation of Agriculture
2nd Wk - National Social Work Week - Canadian Association of Social Workers
3rd Wk - Crisis Line Awareness Week - BC Crisis Line Association
Awareness Dates for April
Awareness Month For:
Alcohol Awareness Month
American Cancer Society Month
Community Service Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month; National; Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
National Narz Awareness Month
National Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month - (The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF)
National Oral Health Month; National; Canadian Dental Association
National 30-hour Famine; National; World Vision Canada
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Parkinson Awareness Month; National; Parkinson Society Canada
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Volunteer Appreciation Month
Awareness Day:
April 1 - Youth Homelessness Matters Day
April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day (Recognized by the UN)
April 7 - World Health Day (Recognized by the UN)
April 8 - National Gifted Education Awareness Day in Ireland
April 12 - International Day for Street Children
April 17 - World Hemophilia Day (Recognized by the UN)
April 17 - International Hemophilia Day; International; Canadian Hemophilia Society
April 22 - Earth Day
April 25 - World Meningitis Day; International; Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada
April 25 - World Malaria Day, recognized by the WHO
April 29 - International Make-A-Wish Day; International; Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada
April 29 - World Primary Immunodeficiency Day (Canada)
Awareness Week For:
2nd Saturday of April - Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
13 - 19 National Dental Hygiene Week; National; Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
20- 27 - National Organ Donor Awareness Week; National; Canadian Association of Transplantation
2nd Wk - World Homeopathy Awareness Week; International; World Homeopathy Awareness Week
3rd Wk - National Medical Laboratory Week; National; Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
3rd Wk - National Volunteer Week; National; Volunteer Canada
Awareness Dates for May
Awareness Month For:
Arthritis Month
Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
Better Sleep Month
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month AUSTRALIA & USA Leelee
Celiac Awareness Month
Correct Posture Month
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
Fibromyalgia Awareness
Foot Health Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Mental Health Month
National Mobility Awareness Month - Annual celebration encouraging people with disabilities to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles -
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National High Blood Pressure Month
Older Americans Month
Awareness Day:
May 5 - Cri du Chat Syndrome Day (
May 5 - International Midwives Day
May 6 - International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
May 7 - Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
May 8 - World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day
May 10 - World Lupus Day
May 12 - International Nurses Day
May 15 - International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Awareness Day
May 15 - International Day of Families (Recognized by the UN)
May 18 - International AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 - International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 19 - World Hepatitis Day
May 19th - Schizencephaly Awareness Day
May 20 - International Behcet's Disease Awareness Day
May 20 - World Autoimmune Arthritis Day, sponsored by the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity (Recognized by the UN)
May 31 - World No Tobacco Day (Recognized by the UN)
Awareness Week For:
Week surrounding May 5 - International Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week (
1st Tuesday of May - World Asthma Day
2nd Sunday of May - International Mothers' Day
2nd Week in May - Williams Syndrome Awareness Week (
Awareness Dates for June
Awareness Month For:
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Awareness Month
Audiobook Month
National Hunger Awareness Month
Awareness Day:
June 1 - International Children's Day
June 6 - Hunger Day
June 8 - World Brain Tumour Day
June 14 - World Blood Donor Day (Recognized by the UN)
June 19 - World Sickle Cell Day, by UN Resolution
June 20 - World Refugee Day (Recognized by the UN)
June 27 - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day
Awareness Dates for July
Awareness Month For:
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM)
Awareness Day:
July 1 - Doctor's Day,Bidhan Chandra Roy Birth Day
1st Saturday of July - International Day of Cooperatives (Recognized by the UN)
July 16 - Disability (ADA) Awareness Day
July 28 - World Hepatitis Day
Awareness Week For:
Last Friday of July - System Administrator Appreciation Day
Awareness Dates for August
Awareness Month For:
Cataract Awareness Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Children's Vision and Learning Month
Don't be a Bully Month
Immunization Awareness Month, Natl
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Never Leave a Child Unattended in a Car, Purple Ribbon Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Studious Behavior Awareness Month
Awareness Day:
August 1 - Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day US & International
August 13 - International Lefthanders Day
Awareness Dates for September
Awareness Month For:
Chiari Awareness Month
National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
U.S. National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month - U.S. Senate Resolution 533 designates September 2014 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Emergency Care Month
National Children Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
National Tumor Awareness Month
National Sight Saving Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Awareness Month
National Recovery Month
National Baby Safety Month
Women of Achievement Month
Awareness Day:
September 4 - World Cerebral Palsy Day (List of Famous People with Cerebral Palsy)
September 7th - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - The first World Duchenne Awareness Day will take place 7 Sept 2014. Duchenne patients and organisations all over the world will participate in order to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
September 9 - International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASD) (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children)
September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
September 11 - World First Aid Day
September 21st - Myositis Awareness Day - Designated by U.S. Congress
September 25 - International Ataxia Awareness Day
September 28 - World Rabies Day
Awareness Week For:
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week - (Actual Date Subject to Change Each Year)
Awareness Dates for October
Awareness Month For:
Disability Employment Awareness Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Diarrhea Awareness Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month - (
Hunger Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Health Care Food Service Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
Spina bifida awareness month
Vaccine Injury Awareness Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Awareness Day:
October 1 - International Day of Older Persons (Recognized by the UN)
October 1 - World Vegetarian Day
October 7th - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
October 8 - World Humanitarian Action Day
October 9 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 10 - World Mental Health Day - Established by The World Federation of Mental Health
October 10 - World Day Against Death Penalty, recognized by the WCADP
October 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Oct 14 - Global Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Day
October 15 - World Blind Day / World Sight Day
October 15 - International Day of Rural Women (Recognized by the UN)
October 15 - Global Handwashing Day
October 16 - World Food Day (Recognized by the UN)
October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Recognized by the UN)
October 22 - International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 25 - Spina Bifida Awareness Day
October 25 - Hydrocephalus Day
October 25 - 31 - International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week
Awareness Dates for November
Awareness Month For:
COPD Awareness Month
Dercum's Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Awareness month
Good Nutrition Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Red Ribbon Month (anti-drunkdriving)
National Hospice Month
National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
National Prematurity Awareness Month
Vegan Awareness Month
Awareness Day:
November 1 - World Vegan Day
November 1 - Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day - Recognized by the LGS Foundation, a national 501(c)3 organization, as the official awareness day for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
November 10 - World Immunization Day
November 14 - World Diabetes Day (Recognized by the UN)
November 16 - International Day for Tolerance (Recognized by the UN)
November 20 - Universal Children's Day (Recognized by the UN)
November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Recognized by the UN)
Awareness Week For:
National Radiologic Technology Week(R) - Celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of R.T.s across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray's discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. Learn more
Third Sunday of November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (Recognized by the UN)
Awareness Dates for December
Awareness Month For:
AIDS Awareness Month
Constipation Awareness Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Awareness Day:
December 1 - World Aids Day (Recognized by the UN)
December 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Recognized by the UN)
December 10 - Human Rights Day (Recognized by the UN)
- See more at:

Friday, December 26, 2014

FoxBrim Ultra Lift treatment

 I was given the opportunity to try and review a product by Foxbrim called Ultra Lift Treatment – Advanced Anti-Aging Treatment. I hadn't really heard of them before but the ingredients sounded high quality and the description sounded like it would be something that I would really like.

I really liked the formula, I found it to be the perfect consistency for me. While i didn't feel like the cream was unscented, I did like how it smelled a little like cherry almond. I really liked how it didnt clog my pores or irritate my skin like many other creams have.  I was sent a complimentary order of Foxbrim's Ultra Lift Treatment, but this is my honest opinion and feedback of the product.

You can buy your own Ultra Lift Treatment here

  • REVOLUTIONARY FORMULA -Enjoy the full benefits of an advanced revolutionary formula. Bringing you only proven anti-aging ingredients. Unmatched quality found in a single bottle. For results right now.
  • RESULTS YOU DESIRE - Stimulate collagen. Increase skin thickness. Refine and remove appearance of wrinkles. Even skin tone and texture. ALL for HEALTHY, YOUNG AND FIRM SKIN.
  • INGREDIENTS YOU NEED - Quality natural ingredients brought together your your best skin yet. Bringing you Vitamin A + Peptides + Hyaluronic Acid + Panthenol AND CoQ10. Premium moisturizers for nature's answer to true beauty.
  • IT'S NEVER BEEN SO EASY - Daily application promises exceptional results. Achieve that healthy glow. Give your skin the nutrients it deserves today.
  • THE ONLY ONE WORTHY - Foxbrim proudly provides you a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our Ultra Lift Treatment is the only advanced anti-aging treatment worthy of our totally risk-free guarantee. If you're unsatisfied in any way with your purchase we will provide you a full refund (covering every single penny!). You truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review

SO, I was given the opportunity to try these candles from Old Factory in exchange for an honest review. While small, these little candles spread a great smell throughout the room. I got the Vacation set, it includes Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi.

The Packaging was so cute

The Candle Labels are adorable too

I Perfect little candles

I wasn't in love with the scents when I received them, and I felt like Sea Breeze smelled like Gardenia. I wish I had gotten a different scent trio, but I am happy with the candles otherwise. They have just the right amount of scent, they are not over powering and they aren't so subtle you have to shove your nose in the candle to figure out the scent.

They do have a 100% satisfaction Guarantee. If I had paid for the product I totally would have asked them to send me a different scent, I just dont feel like that would be right for me to do

You can buy the Candles on Amazon here

  • Made in the USA with natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks.
  • Each gift pack comes with 3 fragrance-themed candles. Each of which burns clean for over 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, basement. We recommend burning one candle in a smaller room, or combining 2 candles in a larger room for the best effect.
  • Buy one for yourself, and another for a loved one - just because.
  • Every purchase is 100% Guranteed. If you are not comlpetely thrilled with the fragrance or appearance of these candles. We insist you send them back (at our expense) and we'll give you a full refund. No hassles. No headaches. That's our promise to you.

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Loving my Erase by Luxurience

I have to tell you, I absolutely LOVE this product!!! When I first used it I was a little concerned that it might be too harsh for my skin. I was a little leery after I first used it, it made my skin burn just a little. Shortly after getting out of the shower I rushed to the mirror and was pleasantly surprised that there was no redness at all. After completing my daily routine on quickly applying bb cream in the car on my way to work, I couldn't help but notice how nice my skin felt. Ive been using it once a week now, and I love how my skin feels. I still get a little of a burn, but have never had any signs of irritation or redness.

I'll definitely be adding this to my weekly skin care routine

You can get yours here 

  • Your radiant, glowing skin is waiting to be revealed! Our proprietary rejuvenating microdermabrasion cream contains the same crystals as spa treatments at a fraction of the cost without machinery - in the comfort of your home!
  • Our rich, non-greasy emollient exfoliates dead skin cells, unclogs pores, eliminates blackheads while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Renew your skin with a scrub that removes impurities, improves skin tone, texture and elasticity while stimulating new skin cell regeneration, giving you the smooth skin your friends will be jealous of!
  • Enjoy the healthy glow the sun gives you but hate the aging sun damage that comes with it? Our powerful yet safe and effective exfoliator with continual use will help reduce sun damage, acne scarring, lighten skin discoloration and age spots.
  • Reveal your skin's irresistible radiance with the rest of the Luxurience anti-aging products for sensational, healthy skin that will have your skin turning heads! 100% No Questions Asked Guarantee!

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

Friday, December 19, 2014

PolarGel Cooling Pillow Review

I was really excited to get this cooling mat, either me or my boyfriend is hot at night and to have a way to help regulate the temperature of our body seemed like a great option. while the product does exactly what its supposed to, its very hard and not very comfortable to lay on

Polargel Cool Pillow Mat, Extra Large Size - 12" X 22", Spans the Whole Width of Your Pillow. No Need to Fill with Water - FREE SHIPPING Plus Lifetime Guarantee

  •  LARGEST PILLOW SIZED COOL PAD ON AMAZON ★ Unlike other cooling pillow pads, the PolarGel Pillow, at 12" x 22", spans the whole width of your pillow. Simply place on top or inside your pillow case
  •  LIFETIME GUARANTEE ★ If for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with our product, we will refund your purchase, no questions asked
  •  EASY TO CARRY, CLEAN AND STORE ★ The pillow can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and folds to just 7" x 12" making it portable and easy to store when not in use
  •  ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS USED ★ Made from advanced, non toxic materials, the PolarGel Pillow is cool and soft to the touch, conforming to the contours of your body. The cooling effects of the gel help regulate body temperature, promoting a deeper more restful sleep. The edges are finished with durable seams to prevent unsightly fraying seen in similar cooling pillows. The pillow's temperature is lower than room temperature, but for an even cooler feeling, just place in the fridge for 1 - 2 hours before use
  •  FREE BONUS ITEMS WORTH $18.90 ★ Your purchase includes a free cooling scarf/bandana and sleep aid eBook. The scarf/bandana ($9.95 value) uses cutting edge crystal polymers that cool and expand when water is added, ideal for keeping cool when you're on the go. The sleep aid eBook ($8.95 value) comes as a downloadable pdf and mp3 audiobook. It covers everything from diet, lifestyle and environmental changes to relaxation techniques that help promote a better sleeping experience. It also comes in audio format

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I received this product from Insta Naturals for review Purposes. I have received a few other items from Insta Naturals and was excited to try this mask. especially considering I haven't found a mask i really liked in years.

I really enjoyed this mask, the mask itself is a funky thick/thin/slimy consistency, but it applies easily and isn't chunky or clumpy like many mud masks  are. I couldn't really place a specific smell because it has a very mild and clean aroma. once you apply a thin layer the mask drys and gets really crackly but you can see little moist pin spots where the mask is sucking up the excess oils in your skin (for me that was my black heads) to remove the mask I used a warm moist towel and wiped away the mask in a circular motion. I found immediate results, my face felt smooth and refreshed, i had had a few areas that were red from blemishes and the mask cleared up that redness. I would definitely suggest this mask to anyone, younger or older that is looking for a good mask

I received this product free of charge for reviewing purposes. My review is my honest opinion based on my personal experience with the product

You can purchase their product on Amazon here

  • 100% Natural / Best Value - Our Dead Sea Mud Mask is made from PURE Dead Sea mud to ensure the highest-quality product. Our formula is all-natural and arrives in a huge 16 oz. jar to deliver premium value.
  • Apply on the Body - Our mask also includes a nourishing blend of Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula Oil, and Hickory Bark Extract that provides unsurpassed moisture to soothe dry and irritated skin. Men, women and teens with skin issues can seek help by using this natural remedy.
  • Great for Acne & Blemishes - This detoxifier and purifier comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea, which is known to contain many minerals beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium and bromine. These elements work to extract excess oil & dirt from the skin and purge blemishes.
  • Manufacturer Guarantee - InstaNatural is proud to back their products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, no matter where you buy our products. If you are not completely happy with your purchase, please contact us for a refund - no questions asked.
  • Age-Defying Benefits - Using this facial mask once a week also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Applying the mask will improve your skin so you can achieve a more even skin tone and smoother complexion.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Yummy Cocoa from Swiss Miss - Simply Cocoa

Swiss Miss has a new product Simply Cocoa
Introducing Simply Cocoa, a perfect blend of five simple ingredients, with no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no preservatives. Just add hot milk and enjoy this indulgent, silky-smooth cocoa—available in Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate. Then all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and savor every sip

Made with 5 simple ingredients - Cocoa, Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Salt, and Natural Flavor
No artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no preservatives
Must make with hot milk

I was really excited to try this when I received it from a recent Influenster box. I've been trying to cut out processed foods and while this is still processed it only has 5 ingredients, I can pronounce all of them and understand(mostly) what they are. I was not impressed by the fact that they list natural ingredients as an ingredient, I would have rather them listed vanilla extract or something to that extent. That being said, I really enjoyed the Simpy Cocoa Milk Chocolate it is delicious and I even bought a box to use with my daily Visalus Shakes, it makes a great cold weather warm and fuzzy drink, the taste is great, it works well with all flavors of milk and even almond and coconut. Way to go Swiss Miss! Love this !!!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Azure Naturals Ultimate Peptide Eye Brightening Gel - Try it with me!!!

I was given the oppertunity to try the Azure Naturals Ultimate Peptide Eye Gel and I would like to give you the oppertunity for you to try it with me

ABOUT AZURENATURALS: Azure Naturals provides high quality facial skincare and anti-aging products using natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. We are committed to delivering the finest skin care system and making sure that our clients are 100% satisfied with the results. Our customers are looking for better health and better skin and the solutions that we develop will always be designed around these elements. We appreciate those who are taking the journey with us to return to your youth!

CUCUMBER infused ULTIMATE PEPTIDE EYE BRIGHTENING Gel with Matrixyl 3000 + Plant Stem Cells + Hyaluronic Acid, Eliminates Dark Circles, Puffiness, Inflammation, and Other Signs of Premature Aging, Try Risk Free Today, One Year Unlimited Money Back Guarantee!

ULTIMATE PEPTIDE WORKS! This formula speaks to the deep and grounded evolution that Natural Skin Care Formulating has gone through in the last three decades in order to be able to deliver such a brilliant eye therapy product to you today. It is no exaggeration to say that this formula addresses every single eye area concern possible. Dark circles, wrinkles, sagging, puffing, loss of plump and firm, loss of tone and's all taken care of in this delicate and light gel.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Cellular renewal happens continuously when we're young, but as we age the skin's ability to renew itself slows down. Our ULTIMATE PEPTIDE Eye Brightening "Gel" helps restore your skin back to its natural youthfulness and reverse the signs of aging. Our Eye Gel will diminish dark circles, eye bags, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, and sagginess so for firmer more youthful skin around the eyes and all over the face.

HOW DO YOU RECEIVE OPTIMAL RESULTS? For optimal results use twice daily. Our ULTIMATE EYE GEL can also be used as an overall face treatment. Gently apply a small amount to your cheeks and forehead in order to moisturize your skin, restore radiant skin texture and prevent premature aging. Just like exercise, it is very important to use your skin care products consistently.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Made in the USA With The Highest Quality Natural and Organic Ingredients Available: 97% Natural, 72% Organic. Contains No Alcohol, No Parabens, Plant Based, No GMO's, Cruelty Free and Never Tested On Animals!

ONE YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We are so confident that we have created the best Natural and Organic skin care products available we back all of our products by a 365-day, 100% Hassle-Free, Money Back Guarantee. If you don't absolutely love any of our products we will give you a full refund, including shipping!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

TaZa BPA Free Stemless Wine Glasses Review

I absolutely love these glasses. They are great for at home(Especially if you have a cat that likes to knock things over) Great for traveling, and will be perfect for boating. My only complaint is that they don't look like glass, they have an obvious line up both sides. I wouldn't give them as a gift. but I would definitely suggest them to a friend

Get yours at

NEVER BREAK A GLASS AGAIN! With our drama-free glasses you can entertain in style, without the worries. Our glasses are known for their brilliant clarity—such clarity that makes them easily mistaken as crystal. Unlike crystal, however, these glasses won’t crack or break, which makes them ideal for entertaining anywhere, anytime.  These shatterproof 16oz glasses allow you to enjoy your wine (or any drink) indoors or outdoors (think pool, patio, boat, campground, RV, etc)! 

Besides our durability, what else makes us better than our plastic competitors?  For starters, we use USA-made Tritan plastic, which is 100% BPA-free/EA-free and FDA-approved. We don’t believe that you should have to be worrying about yucky chemicals leaching into your drinks. We don’t have tolerance for that junk—and we don’t think you should, either.

We’ve also paid special attention to our rim—because there is nothing worse than a plastic cup rim that’s rough and nips at your lips. Who needs that? We’ve managed to make extra-smooth rims while keeping our glasses ultra-thin—quite a feat! 

Lastly, our glasses are actually dishwasher safe!!  Avoid being stuck at the sink after a dinner party washing by hand—just throw the glasses in the dishwasher on a non-heated setting, and head to bed! 

To put it simply? We’re your best no-break, no-fear, crystal-clear, chemical-free, lip-saver, dishwasher-safe, party-on choice! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

Loving my #Suddora Pink Ribbon Sweatbands

This has probably been my favorite item to receive for review ever!!!! The Suddora bands are made with an obvious high end material. I found them to be very absorbent and their thickness makes me feel like they would be more absorbent then most bands. The ribbon design is well embroidered and should hold the test of time. If you tend to sweat through your forehead sweatbands, or just don't like to wear them, you can wear sweatbands on your wrists instead, so having both available it awesome. It says that they are made of 80% cotton but they feel like 100%,they are so soft and comfortable to wear. I have had sweat bands in the past that feel like they are going to cut off circulation , but that was not the case with Suddora's. I would definitely suggest Suddora to any of my fitness friends looking for a new sweatband

you can order your own Here

Pink Ribbon Sweatband Sets - Great to use during basketball, running, cycling and other sports. We make our headbands with a ultra high quality material so it doesn't irritate your head or wrists. This means you can wear it longer while doing your physical activity.

  • Ships Same Day
  • Ultra Comfy and Durable! 80% Cotton, 12% Spandex & 8% Nylon.
  • Absorbs sweat like a champ!
  • Match up this set to your uniform or event.
  • Bulk discounts available, ideal for athletes / directors who need a lot for their organization.

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Insta Naturals Stretch Mark & Scar Cream Review

When I saw the chance to review a Stretch Mark & Scar Cream I seriously couldnt click and type fast enough. I had just had surgery and being the bikini boating fanatic I am I have been absolutely flipping out about the chance of having scars.

You can Buy The Stretch Mark and Scare Cream Here
and you can check out the InstaNaturals Website Here

I really Like inst Naturals Products and website. Thus far I really like every product that I have tried. I was very disappointed that I couldnt get over the smell of this one (I think its the rosehips) Ive usedit a few times. Not as often as I would like, but like I said, I really cant deal with the scent. I honestly find it nauseating. I use it after I shower when I use my overly scented body moisturizer. with as little as I have used it though, I do have to admit my scars are healing up very well. the surgeon even commented that he had a hard time finding the one and told me to keep doing whatever it was I was doing.

I'm going to keep my eyes on Insta Naturals, Maybe they will come out with a scented version of this

DIMINISHES APPEARANCE OF EXISTING STRETCH MARKS & SCARS - Reduce current "tiger strips" and scars with our powerful cream that will heal the skin to fade away those reddish-blue stripes on the body. Helps restore skin tone and texture for a more even appearance.
PREVENT NEW ONES FROM FORMING - Not only can you fade away current blemishes with this powerful cream, but also you can prevent new ones from forming. This prevention cream strengthens and protects against future marks, and makes it harder for the skin to stretch beyond its limit.
POWERFUL & NOURISHING HYDRATION - Our body cream moisturizer is full of natural and organic ingredients - such as Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, & Mango Butter - that provide unsurpassed hydration and moisture to nourish your skin. Use all over the body, even hands and feet, to get softer, suppler skin.
FOR MEN & WOMEN - Stretch marks are a common occurrence on both men and women. For women, more than half will accumulate them during pregnancy, most likely on their tummies and stomachs. Our topical cream is perfect to use whether it is during pregnancy or after birth. For men, apply it on common trouble spots, such as the abdomen, chest, arms and shoulders.

Product Description

Fade Away Stretch Marks & Scars With The Best Prevention & Reduction Cream For Your Skin.
Over the years, both men and women will accumulate stretch marks or other scars at some point on their bodies, also known as the following: 
- Tiger stripes 
- Zebra prints 
- Battle scars 
- Road maps 
Whatever you call them, these bluish-reddish-brownish marks can appear anywhere where skin tissues are stretched.
Women will commonly get them on their: 
- Stomachs (especially during pregnancy) 
- Hips 
- Inner thighs 
- Buttocks 
- Upper arms
Whereas men will have them appear on their: 
- Abdomen 
- Chest 
- Arms 
- Shoulders
Our moisturizing body cream is a powerful solution designed to GET YOU RESULTS!

- Diminishes the appearance of current stretch marks and scars 
- Strengthens skin to protect and prevent new ones from forming 
- Delivers deep nourishment and hydration 
- Full of powerful vitamins and essential oils 
- Composed of natural and organic ingredients MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE 
InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund. 
Act Fast and buy with confidence! Finally diminish and fade away those stubborn discolorations to obtain a more even skin tone and appearance.

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

Friday, November 14, 2014

Insta Naturals Phytoceramides Youthful Skin Formula Review

I was given the oppertunity to try the Youthful Skin Formula Phytoceramides by Insta Naturals

You can buy this product on amazon here
And check out their website and other products here

I didn't notice a huge difference with this product, but I try to take good care of my skin and have also been blessed with a young face. The pills are fairly small and easy to swallow, unfortunately this is one of those capsules that gives you the burps afterwords too. I did have a few people comment that it looks like I was doing something differently, asking if i was using some new makeup even when I had nothing on. Definitely worth giving a try. I may continue taking this over the winter since I have a hard time with hydration and that is one of this products biggest claims

GLUTEN FREE - 100% wheat gluten free. Contains Ceramides, Obtained From Rice; Wheat Gluten Free Are Clinically Proven to Be Better Than Wheat Based Phytoceramides
BEST RESULTS - Be Sure to Buy 2 Bottles or More to get the Best Results
A FACELIFT IN A BOTTLE - Ceramides Hydrate your skin from the inside out, for smooth, soft skin. Fortified with Vitamins A, C, D, and E for maximum results
MADE IN USA - In Our Advanced FDA Registered Facility
MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE - InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.
InstaNatural Phytoceramides - Nature's Gift for Healthy Skin.

InstaNatural Phytoceramides is UNIQUE and EFFECTIVE....
- Contains Ceramides, proven as the most effective from phytoceramides
- Ceramides are naturally rich in deep skin moisturizing and melanin inhibiting agents. They play a key role in healthy looking skin.
- Derived from Rice, 100% Wheat Gluten free.
- Loaded with daily dose of powerful antioxidants in form of Vitamin A, C, D and E.

Give your skin everything it needs with InstaNatural Phytoceramides...
- Restores the natural ceramides lost with age.
- Moisturizes skin from deep inside
- Improves skin from inside out

MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund. Buy with Confidence.
For Best Results, Make Sure To Get 2 Months Supply.

Phytoceramides are a great way to achieve healthy skin from the inside out. Ceramides are naturally occuring substances in the body that are responsible for binding skin cells together and retaining moisture. As we age, we lose these important molecules and thus become susceptible to dry, rough skin.

InstaNatural's Phytoceramides are 100% Gluten Free and derived from rice, which clinical studies have shown to be even more powerful and effective than typical lipowheat phytoceramides.

Apply now to try out our Phytoceramides to see a difference with your skin!
- Hydates your skin from the inside out
- Attain smooth, soft skin
- Fortified with Vitamins A, C, D, and E antioxidants
- Derived from Rice, not Wheat
- 100% Gluten Freea

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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum With Vitamin C + Green

I was given an oppertunity to test and review Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum With Vitamin C + Green Tea from  Morea Naturals which can be purchased from Amazon here
you can see their website here
This serum is great for busy women who want to pack a powerful punch of ingredients into one product. Also great for organic minded women. Hyaluronic acid is known for its proven ability to reverse the signs of aging. This silky smooth formula is loaded with antioxidants Vitamin C and Green Tea to promote collagen production and protect your skin from UV damage. 

What makes this serum better than all the others? 
• Instantly plump fine lines while reducing the appearance of wrinkles gradually
• Add intense moisture to dry skin
• Instant glowing complexion
• Improve appearance of dark under eye circles
• Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin

Our unique formula is so safe and effective it passed the rigorous standards to be sold at Whole Foods. 

• Paraben Free 
• 72% Organic
• Cruelty Free
• Airless Pump Bottle Keeps Ingredients Potent

Our serum is handcrafted in the U.S.A. in small quantities for maximum quality.

My Review

I really like the pump on Morea uses for the serum, this is completely different from other serums I have seen or tried. I really liked how thick and smooth  the Morea serum was. it applied very smoothly and only took a little bit of product to cover my entire face and neck. I definitely felt like my skin was more moisturized by serum and the smell was very clean. The serum reminded me a bit of a gel and was a little on the sticky side as it soaked in. All in all I was very happy with this serum and would recommend it to anyone looking for a hydrating serum that diminishes lines and wrinkles

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