Health & Beauty

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I am pretty much speechless! This 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum Hyaluronic by ISA Professional is absolutely AMAZING! This really does top all other beauty products I have tried recently! First off, I love the packaging. The box has an Egyptian-like pattern that compliments the product perfectly. It is said that Egyptians used gold dust in their beauty regime for centuries to keep their skin looking youthful. Once you open the box and see the bottle of facial serum you will probably be as excited as I was to try this product. The bottle features an easy to use pump system and the serum itself has real (yes REAL) 24K gold flakes in it.

My face has always been pretty dry and dull looking and I have been looking for a product that makes my skin look lively nd radiant. This Vitamin C Serum does just that! I apply it twice a day, once in the morning and once before I go to bed and have really noticed a difference in the appearance and feel of my skin. I only use a small amount each time I apply the serum and it applies so smoothly without a greasy or oily texture. It hydrates my dry skin and there is a new radiance to my face. The gold flakes are so luxurious, but they aren’t just for show! These flakes actually help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as increase the elasticity of your skin. leaving it glowing. The flakes absorb into your skin easily and smoothly just as the rest of the serum ingredients do.

This 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum may be the key to keeping our skin youthful and radiant and is now a staple in my beauty routine! I, like many other women fear aging and what it will do to the appearance of my skin. I will continue to use this serum to keep my skin looking beautiful!

Disclosure: I received this product at a discount to try out and review. I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.


Good bye lotion, Hello fractionated coconut oil! This stuff is amazing, seriously! First of all, it doesn’t expire for five years, giving you plenty of time to use this large bottle up! This coconut oil has many different uses, but I mainly use it to moisturize my skin. I love that this doesn’t have a scent and is hypoallergenic. I am very sensitive to many lotions (fragranced or not) and sometimes break out in large itchy welts. It’s very frustrating and miserable.

I was given this bottle to review and decided to try it as a skin moisturizer and my skin hasn’t had any bad reactions to it. It blends in easily and leaves my skin with a nice dewy glow, which will perfect for the Spring/Summer time when I wear tank tops and shorts! The one thing you need to be careful of when using this fractionated coconut oil is that it a little goes a long way, but it comes out very fast. My skin is just as hydrated at night as when I put the coconut oil on in the morning. Most lotions I use I have to reapply over and over.

This huge bottle of Fractionated Coconut Oil is only $14.45 on Amazon. Not only will it save you money over lotion, but it’s better for your skin too!


I was sent this advanced hair care system in exchange for my review. All three items are available on Amazon. My hair was pretty dull and dry before using these products and I have had great results!

I love that the Advanced Hair Repair Moisturizing Shampoo and Advanced Hair Repair Moisturizing Conditioner are sulfate free! This is such a relief, because so many hair care products on the market contain chemicals like sulfate that are hard on our hair! The shampoo and condition also have Argan and Macadamia Oil in it which has helped my dry hair become more soft and shiny! I have tried many different brands of shampoo and conditioner and haven’t really found one that makes a difference in my hair until this duo! I would say the scent of these products remind me of the shampoo and conditioner hair saloons use, not an unpleasant smell. I seriously think that this shampoo and conditioner should be sold in hair saloons, because they are such great products! These are $17.99 each on Amazon.

The Argan Oil Hair Mask I use less often (about 1-2 times a week) and I have to say that in order to see a huge difference in your hair all three products are required. This Argan Oil Mask will last you a long time, since you only use a little and not as frequently as you would the shampoo and conditioner. This mask provides your hair with the extra hydration it needs and isn’t overly oily. I leave this product in my hair for about 10 minutes, so that it has time to work and absorb into my hair and then rinse it out. This Argan Oil Hair Mask is great for anyone that has dry, dull hair or damaged hair from using heat styling tools. It sells for $16.99 on Amazon and is well worth the price!

As of today there are many special offers going on when you buy these hair care products. If you buy multiple items you can save $3 or more on your total order, so what are you waiting for! Head on over to Amazon and purchase these AMAZING hair care items to help your hair look it’s best!


I was fortunate in highschool, my skin never broke out very badly. Now, however I have a lot of red spots and breakouts! I feel very self conscious and I’ve tried so many face washes, different moisturizers, and even prescribed medicine. None of these things have had dramatic results.

This Dead Sea Mud Mask has helped my skin a lot! I’ve used a few face masks in the past, but never a mud mask. It feels great on my face and it washes off easily. After leaving it applied for 10-15 minutes my face felt soft and didn’t have as many red spots. Although not all of my acne has disappeared it has helped reduce it. Because this is a mud mask it doesn’t smell the greatest, but it’s so worth it!

This 6 oz jar is $24.77 on Amazon and will last! I have used it multiple times since receiving it in the mail and you can hardly tell by looking at the jar! This is a great facial mask to help improve your skin’s appearance or for a relaxing treatment. With the purchase of this jar you’ll also receive a free e-book guiding you into a facial skin routine that is suitable for your skin type.

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my opinion sponsored by BrandBacker.


These Nutraplex bars are amazing! Each bar retails for $2.99, which is around the same price as other bars in the same category. I’m not a fan of chocolate protein or health bars so I am loving the flavors that Nutraplex offers! Megaberry and Pineapple Coconut were the two flavors I was sent to try out and review and they taste delicious! While both flavors were very good, I do prefer the Pineapple Coconut, just because I love tropical flavors! These bars also come in Pomegranate Cherry and Mango Strawberry and I intend to try these two flavors as well!

The texture of the two bars I taste tested were solid, but also a bit chewy. These bars were so good I thought I was cheating on my healthy eating, but instead was supplying my body with beneficial nutrients. Along with the protein these Nutraplex bars contain, they also have dried fruits, seeds, and nuts too! These extra ingredients help supply your body with energy that other protein-type bars do not. Compared to other protein bars that I have in my pantry, these Nutraplex bars really do help keep me energized! I think that is one big difference that helps these bars stand out from other brands! That, and the unique, delicious flavors! I really love these bars! A great post workout snack!


This Body Sport Fitness Ball is awesome! Included in your purchase is an air pump and a pamphlet of how-to exercises!

I am so glad they included a pump in the box! First, you wrap around the included measuring tape around the ball (to make sure you fill it up the correct amount) and begin pumping! The air pump does take awhile to pump the ball up, but it’s an easy process. The ball is filled up when the tape measure is tight around it.

A huge plus is the included pictured exercises! It’s so handy! I have looked up some exercises on Youtube, but I reference the included exercises frequently! They have all times of exercise listed and explained for working different parts of your body.

While working out this ball holds the air in better than other exercise balls I have used! I can balance on it sitting or even do pushups with my feet elevated on it and it’s sturdy! This is a great exercise ball!

The only slightly negative part is the strong smell the ball has. It doesn’t bother me (although it’s an apparent smell), but may bother scent sensitive folks. I will give an update on the scent as time goes on if it fades or not.

Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review

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I am never able to drink the recommended amount of water during the day. It is seriously so difficult! I think the main reason is because it has no flavor! I try to avoid juice drink and sports drinks too, because of the added calories and sugar. This infusion water bottle holds 24 oz of water and is the perfect way to flavor your plain old water in an easy way!

Simply screw off the lid and remove the infuser. Remove the infuser lid and fill with your choice of fruit. Fill the water bottle with water and replace the infuser (lid on) an screw on the water bottle lid. I let mine sit overnight so the flavor has more time to set in. I’ve tried putting sliced lemons, cucumbers, and strawberries in the infuser so far and I am happy with how each bottle of flavored water turned out! As easy as this bottle is to use, it’s just as easy to clean. This bottle is great for traveling to the gym or on a road trip as it is leak proof! Thank goodness! You don’t want any of your delicious flavored water dripping out!

This is seriously the easiest, healthiest way to flavor your water! Perfect for those of you who live a healthy lifestyle or are just looking for a flavored drink that keeps you hydrated! I use this every day, multiple times a day and highly recommend this product!

Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.


I received these awesome sized samples from Crowdtap for free to try out and review. As far as I know this Neutrogena Rapid Clear cleanser and spot treatment is a fairly new product. With the changing weather and mommy hood my skin has been breaking out pretty badly, so I was eager to try these products in hopes something would help my skin clear up.

I have been using both these products for over a week and would give these products 4 stars. It seems to have prevented more breakouts and is gradually clearing any remaining pimples on my face.

I have pretty sensitive skin when it comes to cleansers. Some cleansers dry out my skin really bad, but this creamy cleanser feels good on my skin and leaves my face feeling nice and clean. When I apply the spot treatment to those stubborn pimples that just won’t go away, they reduce in size after a couple uses and have began to complete disappear. Overall, these Rapid Clear Neutrogena products work very well for drugstore acne treatments and would recommend you give them a try if your looking for an inexpensive system to clear up your face.


I try to have a regular routine of working out ever since I had my son. I’ve worked hard to lose my pregnancy weight and I can say that I am in better shape than I was before I was pregnant, however my skin is still not as firm as I would like on my lower stomach. I am very fortunate to be able to try out this Slim extreme 3D thermo active shaping gel free to review.

This gel comes in a large tube and will defiantly last a long time as you don’t need very much each use. I use this twice a day as instructed (once in the morning and once after I take a shower in the evening) and. The gel itself is a translucent red color and isn’t to thick. To apply you rub it in a circular motion on the desired area until it is absorbed. It’s easy to apply, but be sure to wash your hands good after you use this product. The sensation of this gel lasts about 15-20 minutes and is a warm feeling on the area you applied the gel. The warming sensation tells me this product is working. I’ve been using this product for a week now and I can’t wait to see my results after a month or two and I will be sure to post my updates.

This tube slim extreme 3D thermo active shaping gel. This product is great for those of you that are determined to get the body you want, workout and eat well, but still need a little help with firming areas of you body.


I am obsessed with my Hoo-Rag bandana! I have tried regular bandanas and headbands to keep all but my bangs managed, but neither stay in my hair for the amount of time I intend. I only wear my hair down about 10% of the time, when it’s a date night or some other special occasion. The other 90% of the time I have it up and a good amount of hairspray is used to keep any fly away hairs contained. This Hoo-Rag bandana is a perfect, stylish way to put your hair back. Great for wearing while running errands, hiking, working out, and more!

I love that this Hoo-Rag is so versatile! Not only can you use it several different ways in your hair, but you can also put it over your face (ways shown in first picture) when your doing activities outdoors. Can be used in all types of weather and I love the patterns! I am seriously obsessed with the skull flower pattern I received for free to review and I have already had friends contact me and tell me they love it. They have lots of other different patterns for men and women on their website for under $20!

The wash and care instructions state that you should wash it by hand in warm water and then hand to dry so you don’t damage it. I love my new bandana and I know you will love them too! I teamed up with Hoo-Rag to giveaway the same bandana I have pictured to one lucky reader. Just comment below and I will pick a winner this weekend!

-Congratulations to Andrea E. –


My favorite jewelry to wear are long necklaces and my wedding ring of course! I received this beautiful necklace from to review. This is a wonderful company and they have gorgeous and unique jewelry. I love that each piece may be similar but is UNIQUE!

My order was packaged beautifully and arrived protected and in perfect condition. I loved the cute box it came in and the personalized thank you note for my order just added to my positive impression of this company. The chain on this necklace is the perfect length to wear with any blouse or tank to add a little personality to your outfit or to dress it up! This necklace is part of their B&W collection and (as I wear a lot of dark colors) it matches most of my closet! They have so many different colored stones they use to make their artistic bohemian necklaces, bracelets, and rings their is sure to be a one or more pieces of jewelry you’ll fall in love with and they add new pieces constantly!

These beautiful pieces of jewelry would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!


I’ve only ever tried powder palette eyeshadows, so I was super excited to try this City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Shadow courtesy of Influenster and New York Color. I love that this can double as an eyeshadow or eyeliner and I was amazed at how easily it applies…Smooth like butter! It’s easy to blend too. I am wearing it as eyeshadow and blended into my eyeliner on the bottom for a less intense smokey eye look.

The color of City Proof that I’m wearing is Brooklyn Mocha (such fun names!) and love how this color looks on my skin. As light-skined as I am there are not many colors of eyeshadow that give me the subtle look I like, but this shade of NYC City Proof fits right into my collection. I actually prefer this stick version of eyeshadow of the loose palette eyeshadows I normally wear because it blends in so easy and doesn’t crease! I wore this eyeshadow all day and had no problems with it wearing.

Currently there are 11 trendy colors of this NYC eye shadow and at such a great price (around $2.99 depending on your store) it’s tempting to test them all out! I can’t wait to try the black (New York At Night) color out next to see how it compares to the black gel eyeliner I normally wear.


As the sun starts to peak out more this Spring and the weather warms up it’s important to keep your skin protected! A tube of Australian Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an essential in my bag! I seriously love everything about this sunscreen!

First of all, it smells amazing! I dislike other sunscreens, because of the odd smell they have, but this Australian Gold sunscreen makes your skin smell great! Not only does it smell better than other sunscreens, the texture is better too! It’s not a thick consistency, it has a lotion-like consistency, which applies smoothy, evenly, and easily! I also love that once applied it doesn’t make your skin feel greasy, just hydrated as a lotion would. Generally speaking you should reapply sunscreen throughout the day if you plan to be outside for a long period of time and if you follow that rule this sunscreen really will keep you from getting burnt and protect your skin.

I received this Australian Gold SPF 30 to try out and review for free and I wish I would have been introduced to this brand a long time ago, because I love everything about this sunscreen. The quality surpasses other leading brands you find in stores!

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Faces Beautiful has made a revolutionary piece of makeup in the foundation category! This liquid mineral makeup is not only a foundation but a concealer and primer as well and it has a built in brush! How amazing is that! This makeup item leaves your makeup bag with more space, more money in your pocket, and less time in the morning getting ready! The airtight tube and cap ensure your liquid makeup won’t dry out.

This liquid mineral makeup is so easy to apply (especially with the built in brush). To start all you do is twist the pink brush end to on and squeeze the tube to allow the liquid makeup to flow onto the brush. When you have the amount on the brush your want to apply, twist the pink part back to off. This makeup applies smoothly and evenly onto my skin and the built in brush doesn’t even have to be cleaned!

The makeup itself feels very light on my skin, but also provides the amount of coverage I need. It covers all my blemishes and pimples and lasts all day! I absolutely love this foundation/concealer. When applied I feel confident and beautiful and this product saves me time getting ready! This product is well on it’s way to be on everyone’s beauty must-have list!

Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for my opinion. I have not been compensated in any other way.


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