Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bring the spa home with Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask

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Home spa nights...one of my most treasured at home treats to indulge in.  Lighting candles, mani-pedi's, a warm bath and facials bring to mind the peace and quiet we all need during our busy weeks.  Being a fan of face masks, I was excited at the chance to try Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask and see how I could incorporate it into my skincare routine!


Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask is mineral rich mud mask known for its healing properties.  Within the sturdy plastic jar, you get 6oz of product.  This can last you up to 30+ applications!  The price of the mask is $24.77, but when you visit Pure and Essential Minerals website, you can get $10 off of your order on Amazon.com!

Pure&Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask
 "The Dead Sea, situated between Israel and Jordan, is 1400 feet below sea level, and the lowers point on the earth's surface.  The healing properties of its mineral-rich mud have been revered for centuries.  This facial mask draws out impurities, toxins, and excess oils leaving your skin feeling soft and clean.  Dead Sea minerals nourish and restore the skin's vitality, stimulate and improve blood circulation, resulting in a wonderful glow.  Used weekly, your skin will look and feel its best." - Pure & Essential Minerals

#deadseafacial product texture
The mud itself is extremely lightweight on the skin.  It feels like a wet, whipped consistency.  There is a rather pungent scent here, but it does dissipate rather quickly upon application.

Dead Sea Mud Mask - mid application
The lovely aspect of this mask is that you do not need to glob on tons of it in order to get results. Here is a thin layer, drying, almost at the point of washing off.  The mask does feel "tight" when it is all dry, but never uncomfortable and when you move, it  "cracks", making facial movements a bit easier.  When you go to rinse the mask, you lightly wet it a bit and then work the mask into the skin.  There are a few bits in there that exfoliate your skin.  So this is like two treatments in one!  A subtle exfoliation along with the impurity clearing mud mask aspect!!!

After Mud Mask Treatment - deadseafacial
This mask has made my skin so much more even that it has been before.  Even in texture and tone.  I do this mask twice a week.  I should note that I am combination-oily, and that is mostly through the t-zone.  Dead Sea Mud Mask has also softened my face.  After treatment, I have experienced a softening layer on my skin that does not irritate, and seeps into my skin soon after.  I love feeling how smooth my skin is!

Those who are looking to add a touch of spa to their routine should look to this mask.  Gentle, effective and easy to use. The mud has worked wonders on my breakouts, especially the cystic acne I am prone to on my chin.  It also leaves you with a fantastic glow...this mud mask is great for circulation.  I am loving my results and cannot wait to see where my texture, tone and pores are in the next few months!


To purchase Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask, check it out on Amazon.com HERE.  You will also get a free E-Book The Natural Skincare Guide!

To learn more about Pure & Essential Minerals, go HERE.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Add a touch of pureness to your life with InstaNatural's Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils

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InstaNatural 100% Pure Essential Oils in Lemon / Peppermint
I am what you call a fragrance fiend!  When I can, I like to have scents everywhere.  That also extends to the products I use on my face, hair and body.  I am very grateful to not be sensitive to scents and that allows me to be able to use fragranced products, or add fragrance to those that that are unscented.  It is also pleasing when you can find scents, such as the oils above, that have benefits to your health.  Let me present InstaNatural's 100% Pure, Natural Peppermint Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oils.

InstaNatural 100% Pure, Natural Essential Oils
InstaNatural's 100% Pure Essential Oils are enclosed in dark, heavy glass, and come with a dropper top.  In each bottle you will receive 4 oz/120 ml of  pure, essential oil.  These two oils are part of a 3 scent selection that InstaNatural has for their Aromatherapy line.  The 3rd scent is Lavender.  Each bottle retails for $19.97 USD.

Yes, you can use these for aromatherapy, and InstaNatural even has a diffuser that you can use with their oils to diffuse them for a super aromatic and therapeutic treat!  But aside from that, you can use these oils in a variety of ways.

"Our Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the rinds of lemon, which lends its fresh citrus fragrance.  This cold-pressed oil has a strong bright scent that is both refreshing and uplifting.  Its astringent and purifying properties also make it a great aid to help cleanse and tone the skin, while delivering a boost of vitamin C antioxidant benefits." - instanatural.com

"InstaNatural's Peppermint Essential Oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind.  This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving a sharp, menthol fragrance.  Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits." - instanatural.com

These oils have so many uses...here are two of my most favorite...


There is nothing I love more than a body scrub.  Especially one that is scented with the uplifting smell of lemons!  Here is a scrub I made with sweet almond oil, brown sugar and a few drops of the Lemon Essential Oil.  Softens and energizes me in the shower!


When I'm feeling body tired and I want refreshing boost, I take my favorite unscented body butters or lotions and add the Peppermint Essential Oil to it for a slight tingle on my body and invigorating aromatherapy.  This cools my skin and also soothes tired muscles.

Other favorite uses:
 - placing peppermint essential oil on pulse points and head when studying
 - refilling old wall diffusers by placing a few drops on the wick
 - adding peppermint oil to steam for an exhilarating steam treatment (also excellent when you have sinus issues!
 - adding lemon oil to skincare for added cleansing and additional toning effects
 - placing a few drops of lemon oil with other ingredients for an amazing spray fabric refresher (always testing for colorfastness first :) )

There are a myriad of ways you can use these oils...from body to home, the possibilities are truly endless.

To learn more about the Peppermint and the Lemon Essential Oils from InstaNatural, as well as their other fantastic and natural products, go HERE.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Zenwise Labs Green Tea with Vitamin C supplements - Weight loss, Energy the all natural way - review

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Zenwise Labs is coming at you with a fantastic supplement that I am very happy to have been incorporating into my new heath regimen...



Advanced Green Tea Extract with Vitamin C is a supplement by Zenwise Labs that is manufactured here in the US, is All Natural and GMP Certified.  Advanced Green Tea Extract has an amazing list of benefits:

+ Increases fat burning & improves physical performance
+ Loaded with powerful antioxidants
+ All Natural
+ Helps lower cholesterol

"Zenwise Labs Advanced Green Tea Extract contains our specialized caffeine free blend of Green Tea Extract and Vitamin C.  Green Tea Extract has been shown to assist with weight loss and cholesterol reduction, as well as potentially lessening the risk of heart disease, diabetes and brain diseases.  Adding Vitamin C with the powerful polyphenols of Green Tea can help increase antioxidant protection against free radicals to promote a stronger immune system and healthier living." - Zenwise Labs

Healthy living with Zenwise Advanced Green Tea Extract
With my new diet that incorporates more fruits, veggies and an increased water intake, and now adding in this supplement,  I have noticed that this gives me quite a bit of energy, though it states that this is caffeine free.  I feel a lot more energy than I have, and not at all jittery.  I am still some time away from loosing any weight, but I feel better.  For the past month now I just feel better in the morning!  It is easier for me to get up and go and my energy and moods are more stable and level.  Cannot wait to get into the gym!


The pills are normal size and I found no issue with taking them down.  I also did not experience them getting stuck, as can happen with some pills.  There is no aftertaste once these are ingested and I LOVE that about this supplement!  On an empty stomach I felt no sour stomach.

To learn more about Advanced Green Tea Extract with Vitamin C and Zenwise and all they have to offer, please go HERE.


*DISCLAIMER - Item sent by company for purposes of review.  I am not being financially compensated for this post.  All words and opinions are 100% my own.* *POWERED BY BRANDBACKER*

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream (face/neck/body) - review + giveaway

*DISCLAIMER - Item sent by company for purposes of review.  I am not affiliated with this company.  I am not being financially compensated for this review.  All words and opinions are 100% my own.*


Anavita Skincare Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Think that a cream that does not have phthalates, alcohols, parabens, sulfates or oils won't work?  Anavita Skincare brings us their Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Face + Neck + Body that is free of all of those ingredients, leaving you with potent cream that is safe and gentle to use on all areas of your body!

Here are the amazing benefits of Anavita's Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream...

" - three clinically tested ingredients - unique, super absorbent hyaluronic acid + Argireline (5%) + Matrixyl  - make this anti aging, anti wrinkle cream for face & neck the absolute most effective anti wrinkle cream available
  - proven to stimulate collagen & reduce fine lines & deep wrinkles so you can avoid more expensive procedures like facelifts or Botox injections
  - high quality ingredients allow for a range of uses - anti wrinkle cream, moisturizer, day cream, night cream, peptide cream, makeup base
  - cruelty free anti-wrinkle cream does not clog pores and contains NO parabens, sulfates or drying alcohol - Non - irritating + safe for all skin types with visible results in 2 to 4 weeks & continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner)
  - guaranteed to leave your skin firmer, tighter, more toned, moisturized & more youthful looking by rebuilding the cellular matrix - If other people don't comment on your improved appearance withing thirty days, we'll give you your money back!" - anavitaskincare.com

Anavita Moisturizer Anti-Wrinkle Cream
When you first use Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream, they advise you to let some time pass before starting this cream.  I find that letting your skin phase out of your previous skincare allows for better penetration of this cream and you can tie the results back to this product.  You can use this as your day cream, night cream, and it is gentle, yet powerful enough to be used not only on your face and decolletage, but also neck and body!  That is right!  You can use this everywhere!!!

Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream - texture
Anti-Wrinkle Cream has a heavy duty feel when you grab it out of the jar, but melts quickly and easily into the skin.  Afterwards you are left with light feeling, fresh skin.  I was amazed at how light this felt as I blended it onto my face.  Once fully absorbed, this leaves your skin with a delightfully matte look!  You can even use this as a makeup base!!!  Skin is super soft after and allows for a smooth, seamless makeup application.  When used under makeup, I did not find the cream to oxidize my foundation, or change the texture of any of the other makeup used on my face.  This did not make me greasy, especially on my combination/oily skin, and played well with my eye cream and toner.  There is a scent to this product, not perfume like at all, but dissipates quickly after application.

It has been 3 weeks into my including it into my regimen , and I love it most for a makeup base!  Though the awesome moisturization has been an added bonus.  It has also been a godsend for my decolletage area.  I have very fine lines around the outside of my eyes and I am waiting to see what my results will be at the 2 month mark.

As a thank you, Anavita would like to give you $5 off your purchase!!! Coupon Code: FEBBAC28
Expires - 2/22/2015

To learn more about and  Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream, go HERE.
Visit Anavita's Facebook HERE

And now...a GIVEAWAY!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 - Follow me on facebook and twitter and instagram

 - There will be a photo of Anavita Skincare 's Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream there...comment on the photo with what skin concerns you have

 - One winner will be chosen

 - Winner will recieve a full size far of the Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream!!!

**Contest open to U.S residents ONLY**
**Contest Run - From 3/18/2015 - 4/18/2015**