As I get older, I'm more concerned about my skin, fine lines and wrinkles...not to mention the noticeable puffy eyes and bags I've come to inherit from age. This page has some of my favorite facial and beauty products that I have tried and truly love.


Oh, how I love my bath!  I am usually half and half when it comes to bath time; half the time I take a shower and the other half, a bath.  But sometimes my bath time just isn't so relaxing, or fun, or even enjoyable.  I'm in such a rush to get it done and get out.  Maybe it's because I had no reason to stay in the bath...I mean, after all, it's just plain water!

Ever since I came upon Tronco's 5 piece bath bomb set, sold by Belanko, I've started to enjoy my baths more and more...spending a little more time in it.  This 5 piece bath bombs set is handmade with natural ingredients, such as: Sea Salt, Mentha Arvensis Oil and more.  The colors are vibrant, fun and the scent...wonderful!  


These little gems come in their own colored see through bag and are packaged and shipped in this cute gift box, making it perfect for gift giving.  Most bath bombs are around the size of 2 - 2.5 oz each, but these are each a generous 4 oz size, allowing you more fizz for your bath and more nourishing oils to better your skin.

This set come in 5 different colors and fragrances: Euphoria Freesia, Clarity Peppermint, Balance Rose, Vitamin C Lemon and Vigor Lavender. I love how cute the packaging is and how neatly the box was, when unpacked.  The box comes with a little card and envelope as well as instructions on how to use the bath bombs.

If you haven't tried bath bombs yet, you don't know what you are missing.  I was one that never used bath bombs, heard about them, but never took the opportunity to use them.  Bath salts - yes, but not these fun little gems.  After my first time using them, I was hooked.  I just love a fun, colorful bath that allows me not only to enjoy the nourishing effect it has on my skin, but the fun colors that it gives my bath water.

You can grab this 5 piece bath bomb set at:


teeth whitening kit

If you're like me, you love your wine, coffee and tea.  I can't tell you how much of a wine and coffee lover I am, but my teeth sure can!  Everyone knows, that when you consume enough of these products, your teeth begin to show it.  I have always hated the way my teeth looked, not only because they are not perfect and straight, but they were not as white as everyone else's!  I will admit, I didn't brush them as often as I should have, especially after drinking wine and coffee.

I have tried whitening toothpastes, baking soda and name it. Recently, I was asked to try Smile Brilliant.  Smile Brilliant is a teeth whitening kit that is said to give you a brighter and whiter smile after 7-14 days.  I'm thinking...okay, I will try it, but I'm not going to expect too much from it.  Boy, was I proven wrong!

I am so glad that I tried Smile Brilliant! After just 7 days, I began seeing signs of improvement in my teeth and withing 14 days; they looked as they did 10 years ago...whiter!  I will admit, there were steps I had to go through that I didn't know if I could commit to, but I did it.  I was so impressed with the results, that I've included before and after pictures, below.  As you can see, my teeth are not perfect.  They are not straight, but after whitening my teeth, they do not look nearly as bad as they did.

Smile Brilliant has everything you need to get your teeth back to their whiteness.  Smile Brilliant uses custom fitted trays, that ensures that every angle and every part of your teeth (whether they are straight or not) receives even and consistent coverage.  There is a white and blue putty like mixture that you blend together for a certain amount of time, where it is placed inside a blue mold and you insert in your mouth, making sure every part of your teeth and even up to your gums, is covered.  After leaving in for approximately 3 minutes, you remove the tray and repeat with the bottom teeth. It was that simple.  You then let them rest, rinse with cool water and send them off to Smile Brilliant for them to create your very own trays.

Once you receive your trays, you will begin whitening and desensitizing your teeth.  This is best when done in the evening time, right before going to bed, to ensure that you will not be drinking or eating anything after about 2 hours after whitening.

Did you know that most dentists charge $500 or more for the same procedure?  Smile Brilliant is 70% less and 5 times faster when it comes to whitening your teeth and I'm proof that it works!  I can't thank Smile Brilliant enough for contacting me and allowing me to try their whitening kit.  I can now smile with more confidence, without worrying about how dingy my teeth looks!

teeth whitening kit

BUT WAIT!  You can experience the wonderful results yourself!  Smile Brilliant will be randomly choosing one lucky winner to receive their whitening kit.  All you have to do is enter the giveaway!  Link to giveaway is below!  What do you have to lose?  Your wine and coffee smile?  What does your smile look like right now?  Could you use a little (or a lot) of whitening?  Would you love a brighter and whiter smile?  Then enter for a chance to win and let me know what concerns you have about your teeth.

20% off coupon code: notjustanothersoutherngal20
Giveaway open to USA, UK, Australia and Canada.  GIVEAWAY ENDING SOON! Giveaway will end June 6, 2018.


These lip balms, shown here, are handmade by Kainat Beauty Etsy Shop.  They come in a variety of flavors; Grapefruit (one of my favs), Champagne, Black Cherry & Chocolate Cheesecake.  Each one of these lip balms are give a hint of shine, color and natural shimmer.  The colors may seem dark in the tube, but will give you just the right amount of light color, as you moisturize your lips.

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The HSI Glider Flat Iron retains heat better and prevents 'hot spots' occurring to provide even heat distribution.  The ceramic plates also prevents frizzy hair. The HSI Glider Flat Iron has a temperature knob that you can set from temps of 140 degrees to 450.  I've used tons of flat irons in the past and I will say, this will probably be my regular flat iron, from now on!

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Thanks to Zakia's Morocco and their Traditional Moroccan Hammam Home Spa Kit, I can now enjoy a relaxing spa treatment right here at home!  I can treat my hair and face with their Ghassoul Clay Skin & Hair Mask, indulge in a scented orange blossom lathering and skin softening shower with their Orange Blossom Black Soap and finish off with a skin exfoliating experience using their Kessa Exfoliating Glove and Zakia's Argan Oil.

Let me be the first to tell you...I've never seen black soap up front, although I've heard a lot about it.  Zakia's Black Soap is this creamy smooth textured soap, that is a black/dark brown color, that will leave your skin feeling so soft (it too, contains Argan Oil.) 

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Anavita has this daily lotion that can be used every day.  It is a creamy, smooth daily skin car lotion that leaves your hands and body feeling smooth, hydrated and deeply nourished.  It absorbs easily into your skin and leaves no oily or greasy residue or feeling.  You will find no harsh chemicals or parabens in this lotion as this Anavita Moisturizing Hand and Body Lotion is 98.5% natural and 70% organic.

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After using the Karma Cocktail Body Oil Spray, I loved the lightly scented fragrance, but really love how well my skin felt after my shower.  It was not greasy and it absorbed into my skin really well.  Some of the oils you will find in The Lather Bar Soap Co's body oil sprays are: Safflower oil, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil and Rice Bran.  Available at The Lather Bar Soap Co Etsy Shop.


Overall Beauty Minerals has these awesome eyeshadow sets that I recently tried.  There is this light brown set I tried, that covers every color that I am used to using every day.  Each color in this set compliments, not only every eye shadow color in this set, but also goes well with brown eyes. 


This Cocoa Butter shown here, available at TWAA Naturals Etsy Shop, has just that.  It is 100% Cocoa Butter with the addition of Vitamin E and Aloe.  Vitamin E is great for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and is a great antioxidant. Aloe serves as a great moisturizer and helps with reducing inflammation as well as acting as an anti-aging solution.


Two of my favorite scents of all time, when it comes to body sprays, candles and beauty products, are Grapefruit and Lavender.  I love both of these scents, whether they are single scents or combined.  Lavender is great for calming the senses and can be relaxing.  Grapefruit, well, it just seems to uplift my spirits and every time I get a whiff of grapefruit, it makes me happy! Available at Nature's Loving Touch Etsy Shop.

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This body scrub shown here, is by Oooolala2016 Etsy Shop.  It is the Chocolate scented sugar body scrub that smells wonderful!  It looks like chocolate that is mixed with sugar and makes for a great exfoliation for your skin.  It exfoliates the dry and dead skin, leaving your body feeling silky, smooth and moisturized.


his awesome hand and body lotion is by Zandra Beauty.  Zandra Beauty has Artisan Soaps & Body Care that has been seen in and on; USA Today, NBC, Today, ABC Nightline, TEDx, Nickelodeon, Black Enterprise, Time Warner, Seventeen Magazine, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc. and more.

This lotion smells so good and it is a very nice thick lotion that is not thin, like some I've tried in the past.  It has a Japanese Kumquat scent that smells wonderful and has a rich, creamy feeling that I love in a lotion.


Beesential has these awesome body care products that are fresh, natural and good for your body.  They use natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and other good-for-you ingredients.  These products are Beekeeper made & Beekeeper approved!


These lip balms, shown here, are handmade by Kainat Beauty Etsy Shop.  They come in a variety of flavors; Grapefruit (one of my favs), Champagne, Black Cherry & Chocolate Cheesecake.  Each one of these lip balms are give a hint of shine, color and natural shimmer.  The colors may seem dark in the tube, but will give you just the right amount of light color, as you moisturize your lips.


This fragrance spray for men is the "Define" body spray.  It's available at OrganicBodySolutions Etsy Shop and is the version of Drakkar. This duplication is very close to the original.  OrganicBodySolutions uses fragrance oils instead of essential oils in their body sprays.  Essential oils are known to have therapeutic properties that can help relieve particular conditions or problems.  Fragrance oils are just that, for created manufactured scents. 


This Awaken Hawaiian Plumeria comes in a 1 oz. spray bottle or roll on.  Both are the perfect size to carry in your purse, anywhere.  I wish you could smell this Hawaiian Plumeria! It's smells so good and I can still smell the scent, an hour later.  But that doesn't matter, because if you're like're probably going to spray, throughout the day!

Awaken Shop Goods has items ranging from crochet bags, blankets, jewelry, body sprays and more.  They are more known for their popular incense burners and have gotten rave reviews.  Awaken's incense burners are hand dipped into a variety of oils that will fill your home with a great aroma. Most incense burners only last 25-30 minutes....Awaken's last 45-50 minutes due to the DPG (Diprophyene).  Go check out AwakenShopGoods Etsy Shop for this body spray and others.


Let me tell you...I don't know if I've ever smelled a body scrub as scrumptious as this one! It's the Cotton Candy Sugar Body Scrub by Sweet N Salty Bath Shop on Etsy.  

Once I unscrewed the lid and yanked off the protective paper sealer, OMGosh... you would have thought I discovered an addictive drug!  I kid you not...this stuff smells wonderful!  It has a light blue color to it and consists of: Cane Sugar, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, Fragrance Oil and Skin Safe Cosmetic Glitter.  I am totally in love with the whole packaging.  The container is a clear container that has black labels with the Etsy Shop's name as well as a label listing the ingredients.


Mineral makeup just seems to last a lot longer, which means, you get more for your money.  My Organic Beauty Etsy Shop has this beautiful soft pink rose blush, that is organic, vegan and a shimmering pink color.  Like any other mineral makeup I've tried, it doesn't take much at all to get the right amount of color.

My Organic Beauty's mineral cosmetics are made with all natural minerals from the Earth.  You will not find any preservatives in My Organic Beauty's mineral cosmetics.  


Silba Body and Skin Care has this wonderful smelling body spray that consist of both aloe vera gel and Lemongrass.  I've always loved the Lemongrass scent, whether it's in a soap, lotion or body spray.  Silba Body and Skin Care offers this Aloe Vera Gel with Lemongrass Body Spray in a 2 oz. bottle, that combines aloe vera gel, Vitamin E, Distilled Water, Lemongrass oil and Vegetable Glycerin. 

With all these ingredients, it helps to not only soothes the skin, but hydrates it as well.  This spray is great for bug bites, itchiness and even as a bug repellant (I may try this when the mosquitoes come out this summer!)  


Did you know, that there are many Etsy sellers that make their own body sprays/spritzers?  I was curious as to how these smelled compared to the ones I buy in the store.  Let me tell you, the ones I've tried from Etsy smell just as wonderful, if not better!  One of the scents I've tried, was the Peppermint Lavender by The Salvy Blossom Etsy Shop.

You can definitely smell the peppermint and a hint of lavender in this body spray.  The peppermint scent is known to help uplift your mood and is great if you have a cold.  Lavender scent is known to help relax and calm you. Put both these scents together and you have an invigorating clean scent that just makes me happy!  It's not over powering, but I can definitely smell this body spray, once sprayed.


This Sea Salt & Flowers Sea Grass- Flowers Spray smells awesome!  I love the scent and it is a scent that I normally go for!  It has a soft & captivating scent of sea grass & flowers, which include a fusion of Fresh Sea Grass, Night Jasmine, Beach Flowers, Sea Salt and other ethereal ingredients.

Beach Witch sprays are all made with the finest essential oils, essence oils and organic carrier oils, herbs and flowers.  They are freshly made and do not sit on a shelf for long periods of time.  As a matter of fact, all of The Beach Witch sprays are made within 12 hours before shipping.


April, over at Foraged Fields, has a line of organic and natural makeup, that is plant based.  Just yesterday, I used April's Foraged Fields clay based bronzer....and I ain't gonna lie...I loved it!  I actually used the bronzer as a blush and I've had several compliments on how good my makeup looked.

This Foraged Fields bronzer went on so smooth and silky, and it did not take much at all, to give me the blush coverage I needed.  When I first saw the bronzer (I knew I was going to use it as blush), I was wondering, "How is this going to look like blush?  It's brown, almost a clay, dirt like color.)  Well folks, that thought was put aside, as when I applied it, it worked wonders as a blush!


The lip gloss shown here, is by Nefertiti Cosmetics Etsy Shop.  It has TONS of glitter power and there are so many colors to choose from.  The possibilities are endless and I found it so much fun to test out each one!  They are fun, small and convenient to carry with you, while on the go and they make a statement.


You can get mineral makeup in many colors and shades, that can be used for multi uses, such as blush, foundation, eye shadow and even lip color. I had the pleasure of trying Heather's Secret Garden's Natural Mica Mineral Blush. Heather's Secret Garden Etsy Shop has this Dusty Rose Mineral Blush that is so pretty and is perfect for that sun-kissed or dramatic look.


There are numerous things you can do with glitter and Allison, over at The Unicorn Crafts Etsy Shop, has a variety of glitter to choose from.  The glitter shown here is the Surprise 10 Pack Glitter Samples, where each glitter container consist of various colors.  Just about every color imaginable can be found at The Unicorn Crafts Etsy Shop. 


Nature Made Soap Co Etsy Shop has these wonderful makeup brushes, that are not only pleasing to look at, but are nature conscious!  They are a 4 pcs brush set that has very soft, yet durable bristles.   The handles are made from bamboo, which has a low impact on the Earth's resources, as it is a highly sustainable plant.  It feels so good, knowing that there are companies out there, that are nature friendly!


How beautiful is this bar of soap!  I am just in love with all the beautiful marbled colors!  This is the Coffee Scrub Soap and reminds me of the smell of coffee!  You will find the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in this bar of soap which contains: Coffee, Safflower oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil,Shea Butter, Lye, Coconut Milk, Cocoa Powder and Fragrance.  This has got to be my favorite soap by BergevinBaySoapCo!  It's truly awesome!  AND....did you know that this Coffee Scrub Soap has the added benefit of neutralizing odors from your hands, when cooking?


Facing Perfection Mineral Perfect Foundation is available in 12 different shades, ranging from Buff, for light to medium skin to Mocha and Tan, for those with darker skin tones.  Each Perfect Foundation comes in an 8 grams jar and when used EVERY DAY, should last approximately 3 months!  WOW!  That's longer than what my liquid foundation lasts!

Mocha Perfect Foundation


M*A*D Minerals has over 300 eyeshadow colors available and let me tell's kinda hard to choose from!  M*A*D Minerals has colors ranging from Shimmer Mineral Colors to Brown-Copper to Peach, Orange and Purple.  You have to check M*A*D Minerals out to see all the beautiful colors


Shimmering, glittering and so very smooth and moisturizing.  That is what this GLAM BUTTER is all about!  I love the scent of the frankincense and myrrh in this glam body butter.  Oh....and did I mention, it sparkles!  I love a body butter or lotion that just glistens on your skin, making for a fun day or evening, when wearing a that summer top!

This GLAM BUTTER is available at RedLipsStudio Etsy Shop and it's available in a 2 oz and 4 oz. 


This 8 oz. Moisturizing Skin Cream that is shown here, was created by June Bug Soap Co on Etsy.  It is a very generous size jar and the best thing is, you get to choose what scent you want added.  I chose Grapefruit, as there is just something about that scent I love.  I love it in candles, as well as bath and body products.


Earth's Soaps LLC Etsy Shop has these lip balms, that is also a tinted lip gloss. They come in a small round container, that is perfect for me!  Unlike a lot of lip glosses, this tinted lip gloss balm is solid and you can control as little or as much as you like.  I love the solid lip gloss, as I can glide my fingers over the surface to apply. 


This Bronze Beauty Shimmering Stamped Lotion Bar is available on Etsy and sold by Organiques.  Organiques has 38 items that range from Spa & Relaxation, Lotions to DIY Kits.  You will find Bath and Body products, Lip Scrubs and more...all organic!  Baili Duprey is the owner of Organiques Etsy Shop and just by looking through her shop, there are TONS of beauty products I would love to try! 


Mattify Cosmetics has this strobing highlighter that gives a natural glow to your complexion. When you brush on Mattify's Strobing Highlighter in the areas marked white, you are brightening areas of your face where shadows tend to land, making your face look dull. Highlighting these key areas will brighten those areas, giving you a brighter complexion.

Strobing is a hot and popular trend right now and it seems even the celebrities knows something about this, maybe before we did. They have makeup artists that knows the ins and outs of how to use makeup to its full advantage.


This mineral shadow is the Facing Perfection Mineral Spring Shadow Set.  It comes in three 10 gram shaker jars with the names on the bottom of the shaker.  In the Spring set, you will receive the colors:

     *Berry Brown

These are truly beautiful eye shadows and the Berry Brown is my favorite, as well as best seller at Facing Perfection Etsy Shop.


Barbi over at Mad Minerals Makeup has 315 different shades of this mineral makeup, that can be used as eyeshadow, strobing highlighter, eyeliner, blush and more.  I even received a Color Info Sheet, on how to apply the mineral makeup to what areas I was going to use it for.


Pur Attitude has a wide range of skin care that focuses on their first and only waterless skincareThat's right, a skin care product(s) that only uses the active (and inactive) ingredients, without watering down the ingredients with water! 

Pur Attitude has gone beyond the skin care program to deliver products that eliminates over 1300 toxic chemicals, replaces water with their Hyaluronix technology and self-adjusts their products for each individual by combining three different molecular weights to increase hydration to up to three layers of the skin...without using water.

This 6-in-1 anti-aging serum works synergistically with the skin to target the areas responsible for firmness, elasticity, and radiance.
In a customer survey, it has proven:

  • 63% reduction in the appearance of wrinkles
  • 128% boost in collagen for firmer skin
  • 85% increase in cellular renewal
  • 90% increase in skin hydration
  • 754% increase in skin oxygenation & respiration
  • 100% participants saw a difference in just days


I'm a big fan of exfoliating my skin.  I haven't really exfoliated my face until here recently and I must tell you, I wouldn't go without it!  I love how my skin feels and looks after exfoliating, especially with LAVO's Microdermabrasion Cream. 

This cream is a pale yellow in color and contains tiny 'grains' of aluminum dioxide crystals, that are ultra fine, that buffs away dry skin and smooths pores and wrinkles.  I absolutely love this microdermabrasion cream by LAVO!  I'm not sure if it's due to the buffing of my skin, but my face has an almost luminous look to it after I've exfoliated.

The cream is creamy, yet slightly grainy at the same time.  It is perfect for most skin types, except for those with sensitive skin and those with problem skin, such as rosacea, open sores, etc.  It does not burn nor irritate my skin and that's one thing I love about this product.  This is the same quality of cream that is used by professional salons and spas, and I can see why!

The LAVO Microdermabrasion Cream contains ingredients such as: aloe vera, sea algae, chamomile, calendula, vitamins A & E, fruit enzymes derived from pineapple and papaya, which break down dead skin cells to reveal a more youthful and brighter skin.  Maybe that is why I think this cream leaves my skin looking luminous.


Here is another product, by Anaiti, that is such a great product for your skin.  Anaiti's Advanced Age Defying Serum is a facial moisturizer that acts as an anti-aging serum for your face and neck.  Although the bottle says, For Celebrity Skin, it's not just for celebrities.

I actually use this, not only on my face, but also on my neck.  After being in the tanning bed and being out in the sun, during vacation, it's very crucial to keep my neck looking the best I can, while I age.  This serum is very smooth going on and leaves my face feeling soft.  When combined with Anaiti Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum, this duo makes an awesome pair, for your skin.

Here is more info from the company

- Noticing new lines/wrinkles, or a loss of firmness/elasticity?
- Not ready for costly, painful solutions but wanting powerful results?
A one-stop shop for addressing signs of aging. Easily applied at home, it works deep into the skin's layers boosting your natural 'protect & repair' functions.
It's not just an anti-wrinkle cream but the most complete single skin care product and at-home alternative to cosmetic injections.
HYALURONIC ACID - this 'Fountain of Youth' is a phenomenal moisturizer, holding 1000 times its weight in water.
RENOVAGE - can lessen pigmentation by 56% after 6 months, with skin becoming 35% firmer in 30 days.
MATRIXYL - stimulates fibroblasts to keep your skin smooth and reduces wrinkle depth by 68%.
Research shows our blend of patented skinceutical ingredients can improve the appearance of aging skin. Our customers love Anaiti!
** Imagine a younger looking YOU **
These superior ingredients have been clinically tested to yield visible results.
- Increased skin hydration/elasticity
- Less pigmentation/skin redness/visible wrinkles
- Decreased pore size
We stand by our Advanced Age-Defying Serum's quality, we offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee!

You can grab your own Anaiti Advanced Age Defying Serum...HERE


I'm always looking for that next best anti-wrinkle and eye cream, that can help keep my eye area looking young or to help reduce the fine lines I have now.  I always seem to be looking for some kind of temporary or permanent 'miracle' for my eyes.  

Well, after trying Anaiti Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum, I think I may have found my new best friend...skincare wise, that is!  This Anaiti Wrinkle Smoothing Serum goes on smoothly and instantly tightens the skin around my eyes.  After just a few short weeks, I can begin to see the slight signs of improvements of my fine lines, diminishing...or at least becoming less noticeable.

I pair this Anaiti Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum with Anaiti's Advanced Age Defying Serum, which I will also be doing a review on.  Below is more info about Anaiti's Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum from the company.

- Is your skin showing increased pigmentation?
- Fine lines and wrinkles?
- Does it look and feel dehydrated?

Some Vitamin C serums focus solely on reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Our formula does that and a whole lot more! Your skin can look brighter, smoother and have an even, radiant tone. Younger looking skin at your fingertips!
unique formula of cutting edge ingredients:
RENOVAGE - shown to reduce pigmentation by 56% after 6 months with skin recovering its structure and becoming 35% firmer in just 30 days.
MATRIXYL - stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen to keep your skin sooth. Shown to reduce wrinkle depth by 68%.
The natural powers of stabilized Vitamin C and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), reducing skin pigmentation and water loss, stimulating collagen production, and protecting the skin from UV damage.
Research has shown that our unique combination of patented ingredients and skinceuticals can improve the appearance of damaged, aging skin. Our customers love Anaiti!
Most women in a clinical study reported positive results within 30 minutes:
- 100% reported smoother, brighter skin, and that it had an anti-wrinkle effect
- 60% reported more hydrated & lifted skin
** Imagine a younger looking YOU **

We stand by the quality of our Luminous Serum. Your happiness and satisfaction are our priority, which is why we offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee!
Click the 'Add To Cart' button now - your skin will thank you.

You can grab yours today....HERE. See the results for yourself!


If it's one thing I can't do without when it comes to makeup, it's mascara and foundation. Ok, that was two, but anyway, I have to have some type of definition to my eyes.  Without mascara or eyeshadow, my eyes just get lost in my face...literally.  I have small eyes and I need something that is going to make them 'pop'.

Thanks to Net Market on Ebay, they were kind enough to send me a sample of their Korres Volcanic Mineral Mascara.  This mascara is a little different than most, but goes on the same and feels the same as the rest.  The first thing about the Korres Volcanic Mineral Mascara I noticed, was how Black the mascara was.  I love black mascara and it's the only color I use, but this IS really a dark black mascara. Maybe it's because it is derived from volcanic soil...that's right...If you didn't notice the name, this mascara is actually derived from volcanic soil and is also a mineral based mascara.

Does the above raise your interest?  If not, how about this.  It increases lash volume by 600%!  The Korres Volcanic Mineral Mascara goes on smooth, covering every lash and provides a glossy, luminous finish.  It is long wearing, without all that mascara flaking and holds strong, with a flexible feel.

If you are looking for a volume-izing mascara, that gives you 600% lash volume and leaves your lashes looking their best, you need to check out Net Market's Ebay site and grab yours today.  

I've tried this mascara and really like it.  The tube is very unique looking, different than I've ever seen.  The brush is made to where the mascara will not clump and divides my lashes evenly.  It truly is a very black mascara and I love it.


Free shipping to 49 States.


I have very dry and coarse hair, therefore, I ALWAYS have to condition my hair.  Now, with that being said, I don't wash my hair everyday because I have dry hair and that can become frizzy.  If I ever forget to condition my hair, I might as well rewash and do it all over again because my hair is not 'fixable' unless it has that soft feel to it.

I was thrilled to have the opportunity, to try the Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Coarse Hair. I've seen this in many salons and even had it used on my hair before.  I love the generous sized bottle I received, 16.9 oz and better yet, I love the dispense top.  I hate having to either unscrew the top or try to open the flip top of a conditioner when my hands are wet. All I have to do is give this baby a few pumps and I'm done!  No worries about putting the lid back on or closing the top!

This Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Coarse Hair is non-stripping, contains no harsh salts and no parabens.  It's recommended to use 6-8 pumps, depending on hair length and to leave in for at least 5 give it time to nourish and condition your hair and then rinse thoroughly.

I absolutely love this conditioners!  It's one of the best I've used so far.  I normally blow dry my hair after washing and conditioning, but decided to leave it up in a towel and then let it air dry the rest of the way while I was sleeping.  The next morning, I had the softest hair ever and even through out the day, my hair still felt soft.  I always trust a conditioner, or a shampoo, when it's advertised and used in a salon.  

The Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner gently lifts impurities from the hair, leaving your hair manageable, while at the same time, deeply nourishes and controls frizz by smoothing cuticle texture.  You won't find any heavy Silicones in this product.

The best part of this Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Coarse Hair, is that for the price of ONE BOTTLE, that you would normally pay at a salon or online retail store, you actually receive TWO BOTTLES with the seller of this Conditioner on Ebay.  I've priced individual bottles of this conditioner and they run anywhere between $19.50 - $26.00 a bottle.  Net Market Store on Ebay, is offering TWO bottles for only $27.00.  I call that an AMAZING deal!  

You can get this AMAZING deal by going HERE


I love different types of fragrances soaps, soaps that are not just your typical store bought kind.  I love soaps that are hand crafted and home made, that not only has natural ingredients, but also have their own unique scents and colors.  I will admit, if I see a soap that is 'pretty in color', I typically am drawn to it.

This Soap that I received, was the Plumeria Island Escape scent.  It is a pretty pinkish swirl bar of soap, that is larger and perfect square shaped.  The scent is awesome!  As soon as I removed the soap from it's box, you could instantly smell it.  It has this wonderful floral relaxing scent that I can't get enough of!

This soap is by and they have many many scents to choose from, such as: Plumeria Island Escape, Kona Coffee, Summer Citrus Fruit, Sweet Pea and many more. ages their soap up to 6 weeks and is made with the purest ingredients that will waken up your senses. makes every single bar by hand, from the stirring to the actual shaping and boxing of their soaps. They take pride in what they do,and it shows in their product.

The soaps are cold pressed, to enhance the fragrance.  When you use the soap, it lathers really really well and feels almost like lotion.  If you think this soap smells wonderful when you first open it up, wait until you lather up with it.  It's like being indulged by the fragrance.

You can check out other soaps by by visiting their site.  


I have naturally curly hair and I wear my hair curly, more often, than I do straight.  It's easier just to wash my hair, add some hair products and blow dry or air dry, curly.  There are times when I want straight hair, because I love the shiny, straight look of it.  With my hair being coarse, thick and curly, I best have a flat iron straightener that will do the trick, in achieving a nice, healthy straight look.

I was thrilled when I received the Remington S8700 T Studio PROtect Flat Iron Straightener from Netmart via Ebay.  This is a very very nice Flat Iron, which is refurbished, that leaves my hair looking awesome!  The flat iron heats up quickly and like many flat irons, the temp can be adjusted by pressing the temp button (+ or -)until the desired temp has been reached.

What makes this Remington S8700 T PROtectg Flat Iron Straightener so cool, is that it comes with a Macadamia Conditioning Treatment.  What is that, you ask? achieve that shiny sleek look, the Macadamia Conditioning Treatment is added to the reservoir of the Flat Iron. Once added, you press the small round button on the flat iron and begin straightening your hair. This treatment absorbs into your hair cuticles to re-hydrate your hair.

You can grab your Remington S8700 T Studio PROtect Flat Iron Straightener...HERE.  

WAIT!!!  Netmart is also willing to refund $10 to every buyer who purchases the Remington S8700 T Studio PROtect Flat Iron Straightener on Ebay, using PROMO CODE: Jenny


It seems like essential oils is a big craze right now.   There are so many types and fragrances of essential oils and they can be used for so many different things.  Many of the essential oils need, what they call, a carrier oil to complete a certain job.

The essential oil that it shown here, is Lift Care's Lemon essential oil.  This lemon essential oil known for its job to uplift and energize the senses.  It's also known to eliminate any unpleasant odors that you may want to rid of.  Mixing 1% lemon essential oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba or soy, makes a perfect toner for your skin.  When you skin is oily, lemon oil, mixed with a carrier oil, helps to tone, balance and rejuvenate oily skin.

You should not use the lemon essential oil by itself.  Lemon essential oil, as mentioned above, should be combined with a carrier oil, depending on what purpose you are using it for.

I love the smell of this Lift Care Lemon Essential Oil.  When I first opened the bottle, I could instantly smell the lemony scent.  It was so refreshing!  I love lemons and I love the smell of lemons and having a 'lemon in a bottle' is some kind of awesome!  The bottle comes in a 4 oz. dark bottle with a cap. It also comes with a dropper, to make it easier to dispense the lemon essential oil sparingly.  

Lemon Essential Oil is great if you are making your own dishwasher tabs or your own laundry detergent.  I've made homemade laundry detergent before, and still do and I've used Lavender essential oil in my mixture.  Essential Oils gives your homemade laundry detergent a nice extra smell.

Here is more info, from the company, about their Lemon Essential Oil

  • (5X FOLD) EXTRA STRENGTH Lemon Essential Oil has a powerfully fresh traditional lemon fragrance that is quite energizing and uplifting. You can diffuse Lemon Oil when trying to clear a room of the smell of the cigarette smoke and other unpleasant aroma. The HIGHEST QUALITY AVAILIBLE, premium concentrate taken from the peel of ripe fruit via cold expression.
  • When the skin becomes oily, lemon oil provides a natural tonifier, balancing and rejuvenating the skin when used properly. Simply diluting a natural carrier oil such as jojoba or soy with 1 percent lemon oil provides the necessary components to assure proper absorption and penetration to the skin.
  • Refreshing feelings of purity and cleanliness describe the savory fragrance of lemon oil. STRONGER AROMATHERAPY AND LONGER LASTING FRAGRANCE. Fights illness and fatigue.
  • Lemon oil deploys antiseptic effects on fresh minor infections of the skin, including acne. 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
  • Lemon Oil is a potent skin lightening agent. Freckles and age spots etc. ALL NATURAL, NO CHEMICAL DILUTION!
If you want to get your hands on your own Lift Care Lemon Essential Oil, head on over to HERE.  Essential oils, such as this Lemon Oil, can be used for so many things.


I love makeup!  And I especially love a foundation, that I find, that gives me a flawless look, a total finish and doesn't look caked on or bring attention to my fine lines around my eyes.  I'm always looking for that perfect foundation.  To me, a perfect foundation sets the grounds for the rest of your makeup to look perfect and well blended.

Faces Beautiful has a brush on liquid makeup, that is mineral based and goes on with a squeeze of the tube.  I will admit, this is the first I've seen a foundation, that you just brush on.  I was kind of leery at first, when I seen how this liquid mineral foundation was applied.  At first I thought...This is not going to go on and blend smoothly.  Boy was I wrong!  I loved how easy it was to apply and even more, how well it blended!

Yes, at first, I may have squeezed a little too much onto the brush, but then I found, that was easily solved.  All I had to do, was brush the foundation all over my face, until well blended and then took the extra and applied it to where I needed more.  The makeup was a perfect color and tone to my skin, as I have light to medium skin, so I ended up with the Radiant Beige.  What I also love about this makeup, it was neither too greasy, oily or thick.  It was the perfect consistency, for me.

The tube has an On/Off cap.  When you want to apply the liquid mineral makeup to the brush, turn the cap to On.  When you have dispensed the right amount of makeup, then turn the cap to Off.  This will prevent any extra from coming out of the tube.  The brush part of the foundation does not need to be cleaned or washed.  There's no need in using your fingers or a sponge to smooth the foundation out, as this is all taken care of by the brush.

To me, this is pretty close, if not better, than the Cover Girl BB Tinted Moisturizer I am using now.  I love this stuff!  And the makeup stays on all day!  Faces Beautiful Brush On Liquid Mineral Makeup gives you that flawless look, is water-proof and improves the texture of your skin.  They have three color tones you can choose from.  Radiant Beige for Sallow Skin, Healthy Nude for skin with a little pink in their skin and Sun Glow for those who are very tan, Indian or Hispanic.

You can purchase your Faces Beautiful Brush On Liquid Mineral Makeup, HERE.  I can honestly say, this is one of the best foundations I've used in a long time!


Lately, I've been a little on the sluggish side, not too bad, but not enough energy like I used to have several years ago.  Blame it on age, blame it on getting on blood pressure meds, or just plain, not being active.

After using the Skinny Teatox for about a week, I've noticed a difference in my energy levels. I'm not saying my energy level is through the roof, but I have had a little more energy than before.  I really love the name...Skinny Teatox.  It's very catching and the label on this product is very appealing.  

I received a 14 day supply of both the Morning Skinny Teatox and the Night time Skinny Teatox.  The Morning Teatox can be taken every morning, in place of your morning coffee or just as an extra drink.  This Morning Skinny Teatox contains caffeine and will give you the energy needed and help aid in weight loss as well as increase your metabolism,  if followed by a proper diet and exercise.

The Night time Skinny Teatox is for the evening time or right before bed.  This teatox does NOT contain caffeine, but will act as a detox for your body.  Keep in mind, you will probably have to get up and go to the bathroom after 4-8 hours after drinking it.  This teatox is to help eliminate and rid your body of waste and will cause bowel movements.  It's recommended to take the Night time teatox every other night.

Both Morning and Nighttime teatox comes in a sealed package.  The Morning teatox is loose tea leaves.  1 tsp is placed in the cute little strawberry tea strainer, to let steep for at least 2-4 minutes.  The Nighttime teatox comes in a form of a tea bag and only 1 bag per cup.

About the Product
14 Day Skinny Teatox:

Our 100% natural 14 Day Teatox is our most popular product - and the #1 teatox in North America (although we ship to most places around the world).

A 14 Day Teatox Help You With:

-Weight loss
-Burn calories
-Boost metabolism
-Suppress appetite
-Increase energy levels

All the ingredients in Skinny Teatox are 100% natural. There are no chemicals or preservatives. Gluten free. GMO free. Nut free.

There have been many many reviews of people losing weight on the Skinny Teatox, but the greatest results come from combining both the Skinny Teatox along with diet and exercise.  It is not recommended to give up exercise or replace exercise with the Skinny Teatox.  As with any diet or supplement, it's recommended you contact your doctor before starting any program.

The 14 Day supply I received, is priced at $32.00.  You can get your Skinny Teatox, both morning and nighttime supply, by visiting  They not only have a 14 day supply, but a 7 day supply as well as a 28 day supply and comes in various flavors, such as mint.  They also have a men's Skinny Teatox!

Don't forget to check them out,  Try the 7 day or 14 day Skinny Teatox and find your energy as well as rid of the extra waste!


I've never worn false eyelashes,  nor cared to.  To me, wearing false eyelashes seems such a chore (even though I've never tried them) and they always seemed...well...fake looking.  I was glad to know, that there are products out there, that not only enhances, but help your own natural eyelashes grow.

The LashiQ Natural Eyelash Growth Serum arrived at my doorstep in a very attractive black and red box, that clearly stated the name of the product.  I love the packaging and design of this box, as it was very appealing.  

Natural Eyelash Growth Serum will give you fuller, thicker and healthier eyelashes in just a few short weeks.  This Natural Eyelash Growth Serum is proven to increase eyelash density up to 82% in only 4 weeks.  It's very easy to apply and is used once, daily.  The preferred time is right before bed, on a clean face.  Just swipe the tip of the wand along the base of your lashes and your done.

Not only does the Natural Eyelash Growth Serum enhances the growth of your eyelashes, but it also nourishes them.  This product does not contain SLS, Parabens or Chemical Preservatives, so there is no need for concern about this.  AND...this Natural Eyelash Growth Serum is not just for can use this as well!  It's not a mascara, so you don't have to worry about looking feminine, men.

LashiQ promises you'll see results within just a few weeks.  They are offering a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  They are so confident in this product, that they have a 90-day money back guarantee, if for any reason, you are not happy.  They also will refund the shipping charges.  That's just how great this company is about their Natural Eyelash Growth Serum.

You can see the difference yourself, by visiting LashiQ's Amazon page.  You have nothing to lose!  

UPDATE: At this time, this product is currently unavailable


As many of you women know, in order to appropriately apply makeup, you need the correct tools.  Using old or worn out makeup brushes, just doesn't give you that flawless or finished look that you may be looking for.

Soobest has a 10pc makeup brush set, that is so soft to the touch and so light, that applying makeup with these brushes makes it so much more convenient.  The Soobest 10pc makeup brush set comes in a cute white carrying pouch, with a light gold design.  The pouch is soft and not stiff like some carrying pouches.

The 10pc brush consists of blush brushes as well as eye brow, eye shadow, concealer and foundation brush, plus much more.  They have light pink handles with ultra plush white bristles.  The makeup brushes are created to perfectly blend makeup as well as provide an exceptional coverage.  The Soobest 10pc makeup brush set can be used with any powder, gel, liquid makeup or mineral powder and can be easily cleaned, over and over again.

The bristles are 100% cruelty free and are made of synthetic bristles. The bristles are one o the softest and plushest brushes I've used and felt.  I love how easily and smooth my makeup goes on, using these brushes.  Some blush brushes I've used in the past, can leave a streaky look, to where I would have to blend the blush, evenly, into my skin.

These brushes give my makeup a more complete and finished look, without all the effort.  I love these brushes and can't get over how soft to the feel they are!  I love that I can take these brushes with me, thanks to the carrying pouch bag, that stores all the brushes.

If you would like to get your hands on these ultra soft 10pc makeup brush set, head on over to Amazon, and get yours today.  I love the whole look of the brushes as well as the cute carrying pouch that comes with them.

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This Radha Beauty's Clearing Serum is many skin products wrapped up into one.  It has Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C Serum, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, Rosehip and Lavender Oil.  All of these ingredients are known to do wonders for the skin.

Vitamin C  and Retinol are two ingredients that help reverse the signs of aging as well as diminish fine lines and wrinkles and help clear the skin. Vitamin C combined with Hyaluronic Acid also helps repair the skin from sun damage and restores the skin. Lavender oil is known to calm our senses and is perfect comination with all these ingredients.  This Radha Beauty's Clearing Serum also contains Niacinamide takes the red out and prevents inflammation.

All these benefits all wrapped into one, makes this Radha Beauty's Clearing and Anti-Aging Serum a perfect regimen to your skin's daily routine.  I love the looks of the sleek, silvertone bottle and the easy dispense button, that allows easy control of the serum.  This professional Age Defying Serum contains natural and organic ingredients that are:

GENTLE ON THE SKIN - glides on easily and fast absorption.  Also perfect for oily skin

ALL NATURAL - contains no fillers, parabens, dyes or harmful fragrances.

POWERFUL FORMULA - powerful combination of active ingredients such as Vitamin C, Retinol, botanical hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid and Niacinamide

NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS - Cruelty free and manufactured in FDA approved facility in the U.S.

The Radha Beauty's Clearing Serum is just that...a serum.  It is not thick like a cream and goes on very smooth and takes very little of the serum.  I'm not a big fan of the fragrance, but that is the least of my worries when it comes to a beauty product that is aimed at giving you a youthful look and doing wonders for your skin.

You can purchase your Radha Beauty's Clearing Serum at Radha's Amazon page.  You can grab yours now by clicking the following link.  Learn more about Radha's Beauty Clearing Serum and what it can do for your skin.



I can't tell you the last time I've used a facial cleanser to clean my face.  What I have normally used were, facial makeup remover cloths, facial cleansing soaps and yes...even oil!  That's why I was so excited to get to try the Bioque Cleanser and Bioque Refinisher!  

First of all, the Bioque Facial Cleanser smells amazing!  It's not a loud or over powering scent, but it's almost like a citrus scent...very pleasant.  What I've also found out, is that it doesn't take much of the cleanser, especially if you use a facial spin brush to clean your face, as I do.

The Bioque Refinisher is also another awesome product.  Once you  have cleansed your skin, the Bioque Refinisher is then used.  This product contains little granules that exfoliates your skin.  After using this refinisher, my face looked and felt so smooth!!!  You could tell the dry, dead skin cells were gone.  

The Bioque Refinsher contains Yucca, that gently cleanses and purifies the skin, without  contaminants, while also helping with acne prone skin.  The Bioque Cleanser gently cleans and foams away the dirt and grime from your face and can be used daily.  Both products contain this amazing citrus smell, which I love!

Directions for Skin Cleanser: 
Use before applying serums, creams, moisturizers and make-up and at the end of the day to remove all traces of grime. Rinse face with lukewarm water. Place a pea-sized amount in palm, lightly rub hands together and smooth over face in gentle circular motions--starting from the bottom and moving upward. Rinse and pat dry.

Directions for Skin Refinisher: 
Use after the cleanser.  Using small amount in palms of hands, massage with slight pressure over entire face area for several minutes.  You will feel a minor abrasive exfoliating agent working against your skin.  Rinse vigorously, until skin is smooth and no grit remains.  Your skin should be refinished in this manner at least two or three times a week to remove dead graying skin cells so that your newest and brightest outer skin cells are revealed.

You can try both of these products by visiting the Official Site for Bioque Skin.


Amara Organics has been one of my favorite brands I've used.  They offer many beauty skin products and this Retinol Serum is one of them.  The Retinol serum does not leave my skin feeling oily, greasy or dry.

You've probably heard a lot about Retinol.  That's because, it's the #1 dermatologist-recommended anti-aging ingredient.  Retinol has been proven to help with anti-aging, such as improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a more firmer, smoother, wrinkle free skin.

I don't know about you, but this all sounds good to me and anything with Retinol, I'm all game for!  What you may not know, is that Retinol is an extremely effective treatment for acne.  Not only is Amara Organics Retinol Serum great for reversing the signs of aging, but it can also help with acne issues.

 Amara Organics Retinol Serum Provides The Best Results:

  • -Repairs skin on a molecular level to erase fine lines and wrinkles
    -Stimulates collagen for firmer, smoother skin
    -Speeds up skin cell turnover to fade brown spots, discoloration, and acne scars
    -Improves texture and tone for a smoother, softer, more radiant complexion
    -Unclogs pores to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts
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Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face, neck, and d├ęcolletage after cleansing and toning. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer. Apply at night and use sunscreen daily as retinol increases sun sensitivity. For first time users, apply every other night for first few weeks until skin adjusts.

You can get your own Amara Organics Retinol Serum HERE.  


As winter passes and spring is just beginning, many of us may see signs of dry damaged hair either from the cold winter months or heat styling tools.  I am an avid heat styling tool person...straightening irons and hair dryers.  A lot of these, combined together, can leave havoc on our hair.  I already have thick, dry hair, so the New York Streets Hair Repair came just in time.

The New York Streets Repair is a hair product that repairs and protects your hair.  It comes in a very stylish looking can, by the way, I love and sprays in a mist.   It is a leave in hair treatment that you leave in your hair, after washing, that protects your hair without leaving your hair limp.  It leave your hair shiny and smooth with awesome body and will help reduce static in your hair.

The New York Streets Hair Repair is perfect for anyone with fine and weak hair.  The hair repair contains Wheat and Soy proteins that add strength as well as elasticity.  The three things to remember about this product is that it RESTORES   STRENGTHENS   PROTECTS.

Here is what you can expect from New York Streets Hair Repair
 Hydrolyzed silk protein: Improves gloss, texture and body and increases moisture retention
 Hydrolyzed soy protein: Improves flexibility, manageability and body of the hair
 Hydrolyzed wheat protein: Reduces brittleness and limpness

With the New York Streets Hair Repair, I received a booklet with a lot of their hair products.  Hair products run from Clay, Gel, Hair Spray, Dry Shampoo, Hair Repair, Tar and much much more!  The designs on each can or bottle, are unique and I LOVE the cool sharp designs of each one.  This would be a product I would buy in a store...ONE.. for the awesome cool designs and TWO...for the awesome experience I've had with the hair repair.

After washing my hair, I simply applied a fine mist to my hair and combed through....THAT'S IT! It did not leave my hair oily or greasy, but my hair felt smoother and soft.  I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!  If you have dry hair like I do, you MUST try this product.  You will love it!

You can visit New York Streets website to view ALL of their products and find out info about each one..


I tried the Exfolimate for the first time, a couple days ago.  At first, I wasn't sure how these little tools cold exfoliate, as I was used to a SCRUB to exfoliate my skin.  These tools looked so simple, and was hesitant to believe these could actually exfoliate my skin.

After the first use, I did find out, that these tools DO WORK!  It doesn't take much pressure, hardly any at all, and you actually go over your face and body with these tools, at a 90 degree angle.

These white Exfolimate tools has a little groove embedded in them.  I found this made it easier to hold, grip and control the Exfolimate.  The Exfolimate also comes with a long cord, to insert into the tiny hole near the top of the tool and to hang in your shower.  I personally, do not use the cord, as I keep these little gems near my bathroom sink, to when I get ready to exfoliate my skin before applying facial products and makeup.

Skin care professionals suggest that you should first exfoliate your skin before applying any facial products for a more effective result.  Exfoliation stimulates the skins. natural ability to renew and repair itself by removing any dead skin cells to reveal newer and fresher skin.  

With the use of Exfolimate, you no longer have to mess with any scrubs or loofahs.  Exfolimate gently releases dirt and oil embedded beneath your skin's surface and gives you a more deep cleanse that can improve your tone and texture, while reducing pore size, oily patches, dry areas and visible signs of aging.  All it takes is about a minute or two a day to exfoliate with Exfolimate.

Exfolimate comes with two tools, the smaller one for the face and a larger one for your body. 
These tools are perfect and safe for all skin types.  If you would like to experience what these Exfolimates can do for you, you need to head on over to their Amazon page and order your's today.  I can honestly say, I use these every morning and LOVE them!


As women, we all need that extra hold for our hair as well as a hairspray that will leave our hair shiny and healthy, not flaky or sticky.  Thermafuse Uphold Hair Spray is an aerosol hair spray that firmly holds your hair style, yet is flexible and easy to comb through.  The Thermafuse Uphold Hair Spray is humidity resistant, dries fast and does not leave a sticky or flaky residue when you comb or brush through it.

Thermafuse Uphold Hair Spray is a product, that contains what they call a HeatSmart complex, which is specifically designed for the heat treated hair.  If you constantly use a blow dyer, straightening iron or any other heated hair product, Thermafuse Uphold Hair Spray will leave your hair shiny, as if you've never used a styling product.

The hair spray comes in a 10 oz. aerosol can and is the perfect addition to any hair regimen.  I've used this hair spray twice, since I've had it and let me tell you, they are not kidding when it claims it dries quickly!  Sometimes I will spray my hair, while still damp, to give it curl and shine.  I couldn't tell if the spray dried really quick or if my hair started to dry faster, either way, I did not have any flaking, any residue or sticky feeling after using this hair spray.

Although the Uphold Hair Spray is by Thermafuse, you can find this product at Beauty Care Choices site.  They are an e-tail site that carry many products, such as Thermafuse Uphold Hair Spray.  You can visit Beauty Care Choices to get your HeatSmart Complex hair spray and get that shiny and glossy hair.


Having hand soap nearby is very important and convenient, especially when working in the kitchen.  I am constantly washing my hands while I cook, mainly, because I always have flour, oil, batter or had touched chicken with my hands.  You could say I'm a messy cook, but I try to clean up as I go along, not after cooking is done.

Foxbrim's Natural Hand and Body Soap is currently sitting on my kitchen sink.  I love the pump bottle, as it makes it very easy to dispense soap into my hands instead of having to open a bottle or grabbing the Dawn from underneath the sink.

Foxbrim's Natural Hand and Body Soap comes in a dark, 8oz bottle and has a dispense pump.  The yellow label on the bottle makes it very noticeable, especially if you are the type of person who wants to store in underneath the sink once you're done in the kitchen (I used to do this all the time, but found it easier to just leave it out.)

It doesn't take much of the soap to clean your hands.  I barely pushed down on the pump and got a dime size, which is plenty. The soap is so silky and smooth and cleans really well.  I didn't notice any scent to the soap, but this soap is 100% natural and 98% organic, making it the perfect hand and body soap without all the additives.

You'll get a powerful, yet gentle cleansing with Foxbrim's Natural Hand and Body Soap.  The soap is perfect for not only you hands, but also for your face.  The soap is perfect for all skin types and gently enough for the most sensitive skin.  There are no synthetic agents or questionable ingredients in this soap.  

The Foxbrim Natural Hand and Body Soap contains no: Fillers, Fragrances, Detergents, Lathering Agents, Parabens, Silicones or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  It's all Natural and 98% organic.

If you want a hand soap and body soap that is all natural, organic and free of all the fillers an additives, you must try Foxbrim's Natural Hand and Body Soap.  I love it and I believe you will too!  You can go HERE to purchase yours today.


The Virgin Argan Oil, by North Coast Products, is one of the first bottles of Argan Oil I've received that comes in a generous 4 oz bottle.   I'm so thrilled about this, because the 2.7 oz bottle that I currently have, has lasted me around 3 months and it's still over halfway full!  I know this bottle will last twice as long, if not longer.

The first thing I noticed about this Virgin Argan Oil, is that it's in a very dark bottle with a dark label...very nice labeling.  The second thing I've noticed, it that instead of a dropper, it has a pump spray...very different than what I'm used to, but good.

Argan Oil has become popular lately, due to it's moisturizing benefits for hair, nails, skin and face.  I use the Argan Oil, nearly everyday for my face, as I love the glow it gives to my skin, especially when I've applied makeup and the makeup tends to hide the natural glow of my face.

The North Coast Product, Virgin Argan Oil, is shipped from Morocco, cold pressed and is certified organic.  If you have brittle nails, this Argan oil can be your solution.  If you have dry brittle hair, adding a few drops to damp hair can give it some moisture and give your hair that shiny look.  

The Virgin Argan Oil is not greasy nor oily and absorbs into the skin quickly. This Argan Oil has no added fragrance, no added color and has not added preservatives or chemicals.  The Virgin Argan Oil is perfect for everyone, even those with sensitive skin.  And one more thing...this Argan Oil is not just for women, but men can use it too.  Men, you can use it as a conditioner for your beard as well as a moisturizer for your dry hands and nails.

If you want to get your hands on your own Virgin Argan Oil, you can do that by visiting Amazon.


The La Beaute Anti-Aging Serum contains not only 20% Vitamin C, but also contains 11% Hyaluronic Acid and Stay C50.  These two ingredients, combined together, makes the perfect combo for great skin!  

I've posted before, on the importance of Vitamin C and what it can do for your skin.  I've also reported the importance and benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that helps moisturize your face and helps diminish the fine lines by plumping the skin, repairing and regenerating along with lifting and firming for a more youthful you.  

Vitamin C helps build collagen, hydrates, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and reduces skin discolorations.  Vitamin C has been know to do wonders for the skin.  La Beaute Beauty Products are free of parabens, alcohol, fragrance, dye, GMO's, sulphates, petrochemicals, or phthalates (98% Natural, 72% organic). Not tested on animals.


I recently was offered to try and review Beauty Addicts Relations Lips Lip Gloss Quad.  The lip gloss comes in four shades in one compact, which compliments each other.  There are four (4) different quad compacts: Express, Glow, Motivate and Seduce.  I received the Express Quad and absolutely love the colors!  These colors of the Express are ones I normally lean towards and wear, when it comes to lip gloss or color.

The Relations Lip Lip gloss retails for $30.00 at Beauty Addicts website.  
The lip glosses are made with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which not only hydrates your lips, but protect them and give you a long wearing, soft creamy color.  

The Beauty Addicts Relations Lip Lip Gloss Quad comes in a purse size compact with a mirror for those easy touch ups while on the go.  The lip gloss covers my lips completely and hardly needs reapplied during the day.

Beauty Addicts is Beauty Made Simple.  Beauty Addicts cosmetics is “Inspired by the lifestyles, Moods and Attitudes of Today’s Women.”   Their colors revolve around five families: ExpressGlowSeduce,  Motivate and Play.

EXPRESS: Luminous Copper, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Peach and Natural Buff-CASUAL,                             ELEGANTCHICK

GLOW:     Pale Pink, Cool Lavender, Shimmering Purple–YOUTHFULFLIRTATIOUS  GLAMOROUS

SEDUCE:  Shimmering Silver, Midnight Black and Steel Gray –SINFULSEXYSULTRY


PLAY:       Radiant Blue, Jewel Tone Green, Flirty Pink and Gildy Coral-PLAYFULCREATIVELIBERATED

You can learn more, as well as purchase these products, at Beauty Addicts.  Beauty Addicts believe your makeup should “LOOK BEAUTIFUL AND FEEL CONFIDENT.”


I’ve posted about Teadora Beauty products and how wonderful the Rainforest at Dawn and Rainforest at Dusk smelled.  Teadora is known for their cruelty free, 100% vegan, chemical free, paraben, and sulfate free products…all which is not only good for you, but good for the Earth!

The latest product I’ve tried, by Teadora, is the Nourishing Bath and Body Oils.  I had the privilege to try the Rainforest at Dawn, which awakens your senses to the wonderful scent of the Rainforest and has a floral aroma along with a woodsy and vibrant scent.

Teadaroa Nourishing Bath and Body Oils contain the Rainforest Hydration Elixir composed of 5 oils: Buriti, Brazil Nut, Babassu, Maracuja’ and Rose Hip Seed.   With this bath and body oil, you will get a product full of antioxidants, vitamins, oleic and fatty acids, which will help hydrate and protect your skin from the free radical damage.

Not only can you use this Nourishing Bath and Body Oil in your bath, but you can also use it for massages and after shower to help moisturize your skin.  This product also contains Argan, a wonderful product that is becoming popular for in beauty and skin care, which makes this product perfect for dabbing into your scalp and a little in your hair for shine and protection.

The Teadora Nourishing Bath and Body Oil is available in two sizes;  8 oz. and 2 oz. travel size.  They are also in two signature fragrances; Rainforest at DAWN and Rainforest at DUSK.  Which fragrance is perfect for you?

Rainforest at DAWN: Wake up in the rainforest with Vibrant and Lively, woodsy and floral aromas that will awaken your senses and prepare you for your day.

Rainforest at DUSK: Relax in the Rainforest with flowery, smooth aroma that has hints of fruit, that will sooth and revitalize your senses after a long hard day.

To learn more about Teadora and their products, go visit their site at Teadora Beauty 


I had the opportunity to try Teodora Beauty products, not once, but twice.  The first was the Teodora body scrub and now, the Teodora Nourishing Body Cream.  The Teodora Nourishing Body Cream is the same scent as that of the Teodora Body Scrub...Rainforest at Dusk.

The Teodora Nourishing Body Cream, Rainforest at Dusk, has an amazing smell!  It's different than any lotion I've tried, scent wise, and leaves your hands and body, silky smooth.  The Rainforest at Dusk as a calming and relaxing scent that you just can't help fall in love with.  It has a Flowery, smooth aroma with a hint of fruit that soothes and revitalizes your senses after a long hard day.  If I could take a bath in this stuff, I would!

Teodora Nourishing Body Creams are smooth and creamy and contains the Rainforest Restoration Elixir composed of antioxidants and vitamin-rich Buriti, Acai', Andiroba, Babassu, Brazil nut oils, Cupuacu and Murumuru butters plus Plant Stem Cells for younger looking, healthier, smoother and vibrant skin.

The lotions are available in an 8 oz bottle and a 2 oz travel size bottle.  As with all of Teodora's products, they are cruelty free, 100% vegan, sulfate, paraben and harsh chemical free.  This is not only good for you and your skin, but for the Earth as well.

The best thing about Teodora's products...they dedicate part of the proceeds of their products to help fund a program the company has trademarked as "Earth for you. You for Earth."  Funding a philanthropic exchange between the U.S. and Brazil to support youth education, leadership development, health, and rainforest conservation.

With all of these great things about Teodora, I'm very proud to have had the opportunity to not only try, test and review their products, but to know that I'm using a product that is dedicated to help with amazing things for the future!  

Teodora is doing amazing things with their products and only providing the best ingredients to make their products stand out.


Using decadent fragrances and textures, our products are designed to transport you to magical rainforest moments through a total immersion of your senses.  Our ingredients are harvested and sourced with respect to Mother Earth.  100% vegan and no animal testing.  We use NO parabens, synthetic fragrances, silicone, gluten, phthalate, sulfates or other harsh chemicals to make you feel good inside and out.

You can experience the Rainforest yourself with Teodora's products.  Go visit them at Teadora Beauty to find your perfect Rainforest product!


I received the Color BLOCKade edition, free, which includes the colors: Holiday Red, Cashmere, Raspberry, Petrol Blue and Golden Yellow.  This edition retails for $8.50 and you get the Raspberry, Petrol Blue and Cashmere are Glosses, while the Holiday Red and Golden Yellow are Shimmers. There are also other editions you can check out as well at Gabriel Cosmetics.

I love every color in the color BLOCKade edition and the first color I tried was the Cashmere. so neutral, yet pretty and perfect for everyday wear.  I can’t wait to try the Petrol Blue, as Blue is one of the color trends and one of the “IN” colors.

All of Gabriele nail polishes are what they call, “5 Free”, meaning, they are free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor & Phthalate.  Gabriel strives to bring you the most natural and organic beauty products there is.

Gabriel is considered the Leaders in Organic Beauty Products

About Gabriel: 

Founded by Gabriel De Santino in 1992, Gabriel Cosmetics Inc. originated as a botanical skincare company drawing on Gabriel’s personal influences and childhood experiences of homeopathic skincare and cosmetics. Today, the brand has vastly grown into a beauty empire with the addition of Gabriel Color, ZuZu Luxe, and Clean Kids Naturally, making up a diverse collection of cosmetics and children’s skincare products to join the existing Gabriel Organics Skincare. 

Gabriel developed a vegan and gluten free skincare line, full of sea-derived ingredients called Gabriel Skincare. By using 100% natural ingredients including plant oils, extracts, and botanicals, his high-quality skincare products are non-allergenic and fragrance-free, consisting of a complete collection suited for every woman’s skincare needs.

Gabriel Cosmetics Inc. started with a vision of natural beauty and has evolved with the philosophy of sustainable individual natural beauty while continuing to advocate healthy living. This philosophy is translated through their organic skincare and vegan and gluten-free cosmetics, both collections created to bring out a woman’s natural existing beauty.

Check out other Natural and Organic beauty products, by Gabriel, at: Gabriel Cosmetics.


What gal doesn't want even skin tone, smaller pores and a brighter overall appearance?  I know I do and that was exactly what I got when I used the Even Glow Serum by Valentia.  When I first opened my bottle of this Glow Serum, I was instantly met with a very pleasant citrus orange scent.  The scent was so pleasant and invigorating that I couldn't get over how nice this serum smelled.

The serum has is slightly thick, like most natural serums are and it had a light orange tint to it, although, it does not go on your face orange, or with any color, at all.  I instantly noticed the tightening of my face after the serum dried.  This serum does not leave a sticky, greasy feeling and it instantly gave my complexion a little glow.

Valentia Even Glow Serum has 20% Vitamin C and has these benefits: 

*  Uses natural ingredients such as: Green tea, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin C, Sea Buckthorn
     oil and Botanical Hyaluronic Acid

*  Boosts your skin's radiance

*  Has Antioxidant properties

*  Combat the signs of aging, while protecting your skin from further skin damage

*  Reducing fine lines

Along with the above benefits, the ingredients work together to give you that nice even tone and anti aging benefits.  

Advanced UVA/UVB protection.  Vitamin C protects up to 8x more.
Rapid improvement with just as little as 2-3 days in skin tone, texture and evenness. 
Increased strength and durability of the skin and producing collagen.
Prevention of Environmental Aging.


Potent healing antioxidant.
Reduction in fine lines and skin tone imperfections
Healing power of old acne scars
Contains rare Omega Fatty Acids

Renowned for Anti-Aging and skin rejuvenation
Cell Regeneration
Counters the appearance of deeply damaged skin
Firmer skin without dryness

This product also contains Hyaluronic Acid, known to protect and help maintain moisture to the skin and Resistem which reduces inflammation and regenerate skin tissue faster.

Valentia has a pretty good product here and after knowing what each ingredient is responsible for and what it could possibly do for your skin, you may want to hop on over to Amazon  to get your bottle today.  If you would like to know more about Valentia's Even Glow Serum with 20% Vitamin C, you will definitely want to visit their website at Valentia Skin Care


I can say, that I've never used anything besides soap or body wash when taking a bath or shower.  I usually tend to stay away from soap, as I don't like the drying effects from it. That is why I was happy that I was chosen to try out Teadora Nourishing Body Polish by Teadora Beauty.

Teadora Body Polish comes in two different scents...Rainforest at Dawn and Rainforest at Dusk. 
 Rainforest at Dawn

Rainforest at Dawn has an earthy, bright and sparkly citrusy burst of lemon and bergamont, mixed with fresh florals, basil, woods and eucalyptus...perfect for waking up in the morning.

Rainforest at Dusk has a smooth floral scent that is sexy and has hints of Rose Absolute and Geranium blend, with a little orange and coconut to relax and sooth you after a long day at work.  This is perfect for unwinding at night and gives you a relaxing twilight in the forest.

Rainforest at Dusk

Here are a few suggestions, by Teodora, for using this body polish:

 • We recommend you use the polish no more than two to three times a week to get rid of dead skin, ingrowns, or imperfections without over-exfoliating.
• For stronger exfoliation, rub two to three squirts of polish in the area you want to exfoliate prior to turning on the water.
• Leave it on your skin for a minute or two while you focus on other areas of your body.
• Turn on the shower and rinse if off.
• Repeat with water running for more sensitive areas.

You can also use this, just like a body wash.  The scent that I had chosen, Rainforest at Dusk, has a very inviting and mellow scent, that has a subtle relaxing note to it.  It left my skin feeling soft and removed any dry skin I may had have.  

The body polish has Acai' seeds and Amazonian White Clay, which are two ingredients that help remove dry skin and give your skin that polished look.  I suggest if you want glowing healthy looking skin, you MUST try these Teodora Nourishing Body Polishes!  They have a wonderful smell and give great results.  It's like having your own home spa treatment! 

You can find out more about Teodora and their beauty products at: Teodora Beauty.
You can also find this Nourishing Body Scrub at: Amazon-Rainforest at Dawn and Amazon-Rainforest at Dusk. Each tube is 6 oz. and range from $31.75  to $34.00 on Amazon.

** I have received this product, free, in exchange for an honest review.  Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own and only recommend products that I believe would interest my readers.

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