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Friday, February 27, 2015

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C in skincare has shown to help shrink pores, clear up acne, prevent breakouts, and minimize the appearance of acne scars. It's not just for anti-aging. This vitamin C serum will help replenish your skin with antioxidants to help improve skin texture, fight existing sun damage, and give an all around brighter complexion.  Amara's products are Natural, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Made in the USA. This serum can be found at

I apply the serum after washing my face and using a toner. A small amount of this serum will do as it goes a long way. Allow it to dry and follow with a moisturizer. I use it mostly at night but it can be used everyday under makeup as well. I've found that it has definitely helped to moisturize my skin which I've definitely needed throughout the winter. If you've just been using a moisturizer and never tried a serum before this is a good one to start with. Amara uses only plant based ingredients that contain no parabens or alcohol.

Enjoy radiant, youthful skin again with Amara's potent blend of ingredients, professionally formulated using the highest quality Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid available. Notice brighter, smoother skin after your first use of the Vitamin C Serum. As the serum penetrates deep into your skin, you can feel confident knowing you are reversing skin aging and preventing further damage at the same time.


Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

I was provided this product complimentary for testing and my honest review thanks to amara and brandbacker.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sinceriously Relaunch

The Sinceriously Campaign relaunched! You have less than 24hrs to head to to grab one up before it's over. Spread the sinceriously message and good karma and help out 2 worthy charities in the process! They also added a couple of new shirts, totes, and plaques.  I bought the gray version the first go around. Super love Stephen Amell & the Arrow.<3

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fractionated 100% Pure & Natural Coconut Oil

Fractionated 100% Pure & Natural Coconut Oil

I really LOVE coconut oil. I use it every single day as it has so many uses and works so incredibly well.
Before trying gopure's 100% pure coconut oil I had never tried a 'fractionated' coconut oil. To tell you the truth I didn't quite know what fractionated even meant. [Fractionated coconut oil offers all the benefits of coconut oil, with the added convenience of an indefinite shelf life, long term stability and resistance to rancidity.]
This product is very different from the coconut oil you are used to buying in your grocery store that is for cooking purposes. This oil is meant for beauty and skincare. The best part is this oil stays a liquid and doesn't turn to a solid like the store brands. It's a very lightweight liquid oil. It quickly absorbs and doesn't leave a residue.
 I used it right out of the bottle on arms, legs and hands. I then wondered if I would have as good of results using this in my hair like I have used coconut oil before.
I first tried it as a hair mask before I washed my hair. I just applied it to my dry hair and let it set in for about an 1hr. I then washed it out in the shower (didn't leave any residue or buildup in my hair). My hair was incredibly soft and detangled. Plus as a huge benefit I didn't have as much hair breakage in my brush as I usually do. Over the next couple days I would put about 2 drops in my hands and rub it through about the middle of my hair to the ends. This stuff worked better in just a couple uses as all the expensive hair products/serums/leave in conditioners  I've ever bought. My hair seriously felt unbelievably soft and healthy looking. It brought out my highlights and took away the dry winter static. If you only buy this to use in your hair it is worth it! Not to mention it works amazing on skin. I look forward to mixing up my own lotions and concoctions this spring and summer. This has NO scent and doesn't have any additives to clog pores. Amazing highly recommend for summer!
Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil and Massage Oil by goPURE is the finest fractionated coconut oil available. It is 100% pure, with no added chemicals, preservatives or dyes. This premium therapeutic grade oil contains antimicrobial, antibacterial and astringent properties, making it an effective treatment for a wide variety of health and beauty woes.

Premium Grade, Grade A - Fractionated Coconut Oil - the Best Carrier Oil and Moisturizer
  • Fractionated coconut oil is a lightweight emollient that provides an effective barrier for the skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. A must-have for dry or sensitive skin; it leaves you feeling smooth and hydrated, never sticky or greasy.

  • It is a highly cost-effective oil, and because it will never go rancid, it can be mixed with other more expensive carrier oils to extend their shelf life. It is colorless and odorless, and it incorporates perfectly with other oils without altering their scent, appearance or effectiveness.

  • Each bottle contains 100% pure and natural fractionated coconut oil, ideal for use is soaps, lotions, hair care products, ointments and other DIY health and beauty treatments. Fractionated coconut oil offers all the benefits of coconut oil, with the added convenience of an indefinite shelf life, long term stability and resistance to rancidity.

  • 1 YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: This is Hands Down the Highest Quality Fractionated Coconut Oil on the Market Today

  • I received this item complimentary thanks to gopure and tomoson for testing purposes and an honest review.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Radha Beauty Skincare Line

    Over the past couple of weeks I've had the opportunity to try out Radha Beauty's skincare line. Their line uses high quality ingredients that give pretty incredible results.
    After using them I thought they did just as they described and the quality could be seen from the outside packaging to the product inside.
     The eye gel texture is really nice and light. It glides on under the eyes with ease and absorbs quickly. You can instantly see that the undereyes look brighter and just all around better. It really does help eliminate the darkness and puffiness.
    The serum glides on smoothly as well and really locks the moisture in your skin so you have such a better and brighter complexion.
    I love the retinol moisturizer! The bottle it comes in looks so futuristic and chrome like. You lightly press the top and a small amount comes out perfect for your face. It completely absorbs and doesn't leave any sort of residue and is perfect for daytime use under makeup. Very light feeling, as once it's absorbed you are only left with a well moisturized face and no greasiness.
    Even when using in combination with the eye gel and serum you don't have any issues with heaviness or greasiness.
    I experienced really great results using the products and shared with my mom to see how she liked them. After using she immediately had me looking at her face to see the difference. Her face was moisturized, bright, and her fine lines had diminished. She rarely likes using new products so having her like this line this much was a pretty big deal for her. You don't realize how much you need it until you see the difference.
    We both love the texture and lightness of the products. We both recommend the entire line and are looking into purchasing more products from their line.

    Available for purchase at

    • Eliminating Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes.
    • Increasing elasticity and plumps the skin around eyes.
    • Providing a youthful texture around the eyes.
    • Moisturizing the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging.
    • Useful for the entire face. Can be applied all over the face for an enhanced glow and a more radiant looking face. 

    Contains a number a very powerful ingredients such as Plant Stem Cells, Matrixyl 3000, Hyaluronic Acid, Peptide Complex, Cucumber, Vitamin E, Aloe, MSM & More!
    Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel contains a innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture and Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin.
    MOISTURIZES, & FIRMS SKIN - Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel contains a innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture and Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin

  • REDUCES EYE BAGS, DARK CIRCLES & PUFFINESS - Our product provides protection to the entire eye area. For best results use this eye gel twice a day in order to restore your skin back to its natural youthfulness and reverse the signs of aging. Our Eye Gel will heal dark circles, eye bags, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, and sagginess so you can achieve a radiant, youthful and firm skin around the eyes and all over the face.

  • SAFE FOR ALL SKIN Types - Non-comedogenic, does not contain parabens, sulfates or alcohol.

  • THIS EYE GEL IS 99% NATURAL & 75% ORGANIC - Radha Beauty has created the most effective eye gel on the market - This Eye Gel is 98% natural which will give you healthy and younger looking skin!


    Available for purchase at
    Stimulates the production of collagen which makes your skin more vibrant, firm and youthful.
    • Contains Antioxidants that will greatly reduce skin damage caused by the sun, pollution and impurities in the air.
    • Enhances your skins rate of exfoliation for a smoother, brighter and more radiant complexion.
    • Greatly Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Has a high percentage of Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturizes the skin to reduce skin problems that occur due to age. 

    Available for purchase at

    • WITH 2.5% ACTIVE RETINOL - This powerful cream will diminish the signs of aging with a 2.5% of active retinol while leaving you skin soft and smooth. 
    • 71% ORGANIC - contains natural ingredients such as Organic Aloe, Green Tea, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter for healthy skin.
    • SUPER MOISTURIZER - Will moisturize and hydrate your skin leaving a radiant glow.
    • ALL NATURAL - Our Retinol cream does not contain fillers or harmful fragrances, dyes or parabens


          I received these products complimentary for my honest review.

          Saturday, February 21, 2015

          NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy

          NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy targets crow’s feet and puffiness with a clinically-proven formulation that helps build and plump the eye area while helping to reduce puffiness.
          All I can say with this product is wow! There is something to be said with high end skincare products. From the very first use I was loving this product. The texture is unlike anything I've ever felt before. Simply amazing. It just glides on and absorbs instantly leaving no residue under the eyes. In the past I've had issues with eye skincare somehow melting into my eyes after a while but this doesn't. It doesn't bother my sensitive eyes at all. It's very moisturizing. I would apply it to my entire face if I could it is that good. I simply apply under my eyes after washing my face morning and night. I definitely recommend if you want a prestige eye cream. This product has me wanting to try their entire line.
          Available for purchase at

          Key benefits:
          • SynerG Formula 6.0 builds and plumps deep layers of the skin for exceptional results
          • Peptides stimulate matrix components to produce more collagen
          • NeoGlucosamine® helps reinforce collagen's surrounding support structure
          • Caffeine helps deflate under eye puffiness

          Product details:
          This unique SynerG Formula 6.0 employs a multi-mechanistic approach to building and plumping the deep layers of the skin for exceptional results. Apple Stem Cell Extract protects the longevity of skin’s own stem cells so your skin behaves like younger skin. Peptides stimulate matrix components to produce more collagen, and together with patented NeoGlucosamine® reinforce collagen’s surrounding support structure. The eye area appears more lifted, and crow’s feet are smoothed from the inside out. NeoGlucosamine® also inhibits a key enzyme in melanin formation, reducing the appearance of uneven pigmentation. Caffeine helps deflate puffiness under the eye, while hyaluronic acid acts as a natural moisture magnet. Vitamin E provides antioxidant benefits. The result is noticeably younger looking eyes. Ophthalmologist tested.

          Clinical results show:
          NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy targets crow's feet and puffiness with a multi-mechanistic approach that smoothes wrinkles from the inside out. Participants noted these benefits after 4 weeks of twice daily application:

          97% moisturizes/hydrates
          97% easily absorbs
          97% not irritating
          94% eye area appears lifted
          94% improves skin texture/smoothness
          88% skin looks brighter, more luminous
          88% fine lines are less noticeable
          88% wrinkles (crow's feet) are less noticeable
          88% increases skin firmness/elasticity
          87% reduces under eye puffiness
          81% skin looks younger
          77% reduces dark circles
          Percentage of respondents. Data on file, NeoStrata Company, Inc.

          Retail Size: 0.5 oz

          Key Ingredients: SynerG Formula 6.0, Apple Stem Cell Extract, Peptides, NeoGlucosamine®, Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E.

          Where to buy:, in physician-offices, and from prestige beauty online retailers.

          Retail Price: $79
          Size: 0.5 oz

          A luxury sample of this product was provided complimentary via brandbacker for my honest review.

          Friday, February 20, 2015

          InstaNaturals Skincare Line

          I recently had the opportunity to try InstaNatural's skincare line. It included

          I've enjoyed these products and recommend, especially if you're just getting started looking into anti-aging skincare. As these are multitaskers that help with all skin types and not just aging. Being in my mid 20s I wanted a skincare line that could work with my combination skin with acne but that could also start warding off any early aging. This has been one of the only lines I've found that is perfect for my age group and beyond!

          InstaNatural Pore Tightening Vitamin C Facial Toner

          • Shrinks and purifies pores
          • Hydrates and preps skin
          • Combats oily skin
          • Manufacturer Warranty 
          • Contains 100% natural and organic ingredients
          I've been using this product for about 2 weeks and have been keeping it in the refrigerator so it's very refreshing. It has worked well spraying on after washing my face and before moisturizer. I mainly use it throughout the day though as it feels so nice midday to just spray a bit on my face. It has a very exhilarating herbal scent that diminishes after a few minutes. I only wish it sprayed out in a finer mist. Other than that it's worked quite well and hasn't dried out my face or burned my eyes. So I've been pleased by it's quality and ingredients.

          InstaNatural Vitamin C & Retinol Serum
          • Gentle Formula
          • Made in the USA & Cruelty Free
          • Soothes Blemishes 
          • Our formula contains professional strength 20% Vitamin C
          • Best For Men and Women For All Skin Types

          I've been looking into skin clearing products lately as I have been breaking out a bit on my face. This serum caught my eye because it's a multitasker. This serum has ingredients to sooth the blemishes as well as treat them. But at the same time moisturizes so my face doesn't dry out! I like using this product at night after washing my face. I don't have to worry about applying several products as this does the job of several! I would recommend this if you're in your mid 20s like me and are still having breakouts but at the same time want to moisturize to ward off aging.

          InstaNatural Vitamin C Moisturizer

          • Strong 20% Vitamin C Protection
          • Brightens Complexion
          • Can Be Used On Body and For Eye Area
          • Suitable for All Skin Types
          • Manufacturer Warranty
          I was impressed by the size of this product as you get 3.4oz! I've been using this product in the morning after washing my face. It has worked well under makeup and absorbs almost instantly. It doesn't leave any greasy finish and can be used over the entire face. It's even safe to use around your eyes. It has brightened my face a bit and you can tell my face is moisturized and has warded off the dry winter weather. With continued use I see this having long term results. It doesn't have a scent so this would also work well for men who are looking for a good facial moisturizer. I like that I can use this on my neck, d√©colletage, face, and eyes. It comes in a large enough size so I don't feel guilty using it.

          All of these products can be found on or by clicking the hyperlinks to each product.

          I received these products complimentary via brandbacker in exchange for an honest review.


          I braved the cold and melting snow to take an ootd pic for my new fav tshirt. I bought it a couple weeks ago from Stephen Amell's 'Sinceriously' campaign. It's for such a good cause and in the process can spread a bit of awareness for 2 amazing charities, Stand for the Silent & Paws and Stripes. He recently launched 2 t-shirt campaigns via for several charities. His most recent [Sinceriously] campaign sold over 31,000 shirts and raised money for some very worthy charities.

          "It's a campaign to get people talking. And what better way to get people talking than by creating a new word." – Stephen

          The Represent Sinceriously  campaign will relaunch 1 more time toward the end of Feb so if you missed out on a shirt in the first campaign be sure to purchase one in the relaunch! Not to mention the shirt design is sinceriously awesome.

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