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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review


Thanks to Tomoson and Old Factory candles I was able to test and review their hand poured candle gift set.
The only hard part was choosing a scent set. They all seemed like they would smell fantastic. I wavered between the 'Happy Holidays' and the '50 Shades' set. I ended up choosing 'Happy Holidays' since it is the holidays and I would be able to share the holiday scents with my mom. They arrived quickly from amazon and were packaged very nicely in a little cardboard box as a set of three. They were smaller than I expected them to be but were just as powerful and slow burning as a larger size candle. The scents married beautifully in one room for a fantastic holiday experience. They also stood their own with only one being lit. My mom really enjoyed these as well. I would recommend this gift set as these would be the perfect size stocking stuffer or as a nice thank you gift after the holidays. I would consider purchasing more as I would absolutely love to try out their other scents!
These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. You can find Old Factory Candles at amazon.com My verified amazon review can also be found here.




 Below are the list of Themes and their related fragrances.
Fall Harvest
Pumpkin Spice
Cranberry
Autumn Leaves

Happy Holidays
Christmas Tree
Candy Cane
Gingerbread

Winter Wonderland
Hot Cocoa
Roasted Chestnut
First Snow

Romance
Rose Petals
Champagne
Dark Chocolate

Fresh & Clean
Lemongrass
Olive Blossom
Fresh Linen

Spa Day
Cucumber
Lemongrass
Green Tea

Vacation
Sea Breeze
Hawaiian Lei
Awapuhi

Coffee Shop
Coffee Bean
Hazelnut
Chai Tea

Man Cave
Straight Razor
Leather
Mahogany

High as a Kite
Cannabis
Incense
Bag O' Cookies

New Born Baby
Baby Powder
Baby Shampoo
First Blanket

50 Shades
Leather
Vanilla ***
Jasmine Bubbles

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Body Merry 2.5% Retinol Moisturizer Review


Thanks to Tomoson and Body Merry I was able to test and review another of Body Merry's amazing skincare line! I was definitely excited to try this as I have loved the other products I've tried in Body Merry's skincare line.
First, I was pleasantly surprised at the size you receive (3.4oz). It comes in a pump form so you just easily press the top for your desired amount. It's a very nice consistency and soaks in nicely leaving your face feeling moisturized but not greasy or sticky. It works well under makeup and also is great to use at night. I could see a difference in my skin after using several times. I have sensitive skin and this worked really well as I had no problems while using and love that it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. I also had my mom try this moisturizer and she made a point to let me know that she liked it as well. This is something we would both consider purchasing again. I used this with the Body Merry eye serum and had great results! I recommend! You can purchase this product from Amazon here. Also my verified amazon review can be found here.
 
 
Product Description 
            Retinol has time and again proven itself to be a potent youth reviving ingredient. Body Merry's Retinol Surge Moisturizer combines the power of 2.5% Retinol with a bunch of soothing natural antioxidants that work together to visibly reduce the signs of aging. Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and nourishes your skin. This unique formulation not only helps to provide a flawless tone and texture, but also leaves your skin feeling and looking smoother, plumper and younger.

The formula does not contain any harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulphates or Phthalates. The moisturizer is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.




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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The VS Daily Legging





 
Ok so since the beginning of the legging evolution I have been on the hunt for a really nice legging in a length long enough to actually go to my ankles. Tall girl problem #7: Every pair of leggings I own are cropped length or practically capri length limiting my shoe and outfit choices immensely.
Until today! My bestie told me about a flash sale VictoriasSecret.com was having and so I went a browsing. After a bit of window shopping it was as if the VS legging angels had heard my plea and there they were - VS 'Daily Legging' in Long length on sale.
I added them to my cart and received them today! Out of the package they looked like they ran a bit small but after I put them on they stretched and fit perfect. The length was perfect and are mid rise so they don't roll down.
The cotton fabric is thicker than your run of the mill legging every store has but still aren't thick enough to be considered pants or not wearing with a longer length top.
They are going to be so perfect for layering this winter! I will probably end up purchasing another pair at some point. They do also come in short, crop, regular, and of course long length as well as a few other color choices.
 

Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid Serum + 2.5% Retinol Serum Review




You can purchase body merry's 2.5% retinol serum at amazon
You can read my verified amazon review here

You can purchase body merry's hyaluronic acid serum at amazon
You can read my verified amazon review here

I was lucky enough to get to try 2 more body merry products thanks to tomoson and body merry. The Hyaluronic Acid Serum and 2.5% Retinol Serum. These both have eyedropper lids so you never need to worry about pouring out too much product. The consistency is that like a gel or very thick serum so it sinks right into your skin and doesn't leave any residue or stickiness. It's great to apply morning or night as you can layer your moisturizer and makeup right over the top.
I really liked using the Hyaluronic dewy serum in the morning and the 2.5% retinol serum at night but you can use them morning or night or alternate them.

When using these products I definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It was brighter and looked moisturized. My skin tone looked more even and it overall made a dramatic change in my skin. I'm in my 20's so I don't have any fine lines or wrinkles but even so my skin looked amazingly better using this product. I told my mom who is in her 60's to try it out, unbenonst to me she started using both products and after about a week she didn't have any makeup on and I complimented her on how pretty her face was. She told me she had been using the bottles of Hyaluronic Acid Serum + 2.5% Retinol Serum under her moisturizer and she couldn't believe the difference they had made in such a short amount of time. We are now both big fans of body merry products and will continue with more of their products in the future!
In conclusion, every [body merry] product I've had the opportunity to try has simply been fantastic and I recommend this brand to everyone looking for a quality skincare system.

Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid Serum



DEWY RADIANCE: Nurture your skin with this superior hydrating serum and your skin will respond with an almost instant glow (minus the oily 'shine'). Made for those who are looking to rejuvenate their skin and give it a fresh start!
•NOT JUST HYDRATION: This professional grade VEGAN hyaluronic acid serum not only moisturizes and nourishes your skin, but also provides superior anti-aging benefits by tackling wrinkles and fine lines head on. Body Merry's Hyaluronic Dew Serum is the perfect anti-aging moisture rich product - formulated for all skin types, free of any potential irritants.
•NATURAL & ORGANIC: Plant derived Hyaluronic Acid is cushioned and supported by powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Green Tea and Organic Jojoba Oil, to give your skin a youthful, bright and even complexion. Free from harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. No fragrances or alcohol.
•MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The serum is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
•MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry's products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like this serum, just contact us and get a full refund. You don't even need to return the bottle.


2.5% Retinol Serum



MAXIMUM STRENGTH RETINOL: This 2.5% retinol serum will let your skin truly sink in all the goodness and power of Vitamin A. It effectively addresses wrinkles, fine lines and spots, while also improving the overall texture and tone of your skin.
•NATURAL & ORGANIC: The addition of Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid provides the much needed hydration so you can reap the benefits of Retinol, without having to suffer any dryness or irritation. Organic Green Tea works its charm as a powerful antioxidant.
•NO HARSH CHEMICALS: The formula does not contain any harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulphates or Phthalates. No fragrances or alcohol.
•MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The serum is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
•MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry's products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like this serum, just contact us and get a full refund. You don't even need to return the bottle.





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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

how will i know




loveeee - sam smith's gorgeous cover of whitney houston's [how will I know]


Oh it's you I know, you're the one I dream of
Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above
Oh I lose control, can not seem to get enough
When I wake from a dream, tell me is it really love

How Will I Know if you really love me
I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love Whenever we meet
I'm asking you what you know about These Things

How Will I Know if you're thinking of me
I try to case, but I'm too shy (can not speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak

Oh, wake me, I'm shaking, wish I had you near me now,
Said there's no mistaking, what I feel is really love

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Good Witch Inspired Fall Wardrobe

 
 
Over the past 7 years Hallmark has been airing a series of 'Good Witch' tv movies starring Catherine Bell. The 7th 'Good Witch' movie [The Good Witch's Wonder] comes out this weekend and inspired this blog post. It also sent me on a journey to find some of my favorite of her outfits to share.
'The Good Witchs' style is the perfect inspiration of an amazing fall and winter wardrobe with the layers of crystal necklaces and the deep amethyst, emerald, and winter white colors. As well as the use of prints, textures, and layers of velvet and long cardigans.
Catherine was able to wear all these gorgeous things without crossing the line into being 'too witchy' looking and she turned out looking lovely every year. I can't wait to see what she'll be wearing in the newest sequel.

the good witch



 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review

 
 
Thanks to tomoson and day by day beauty I had the opportunity to try day by day's Vitamin C Serum with vitamin e & hyaluronic acid.
First of all, I was very pleased with the packaging. The pretty blue bottle with simple label was very spa like and looks nice sitting out. I also really love when beauty products have a pump attached to the lid as I don't have to worry about pouring out too much or wasting any.
The serum has a thick consistency that your skin just absorbs right up.  It nourishes your skin with antioxidants and rich hydrating ingredients. It helps to reduce fine lines and is perfect for sensitive skin as it is as organic and eco friendly.

Since receiving I've used it by itself as well as under my normal moisturizer and it has worked wonderfully. I could really see a difference in my face being moisturized and little lines on my forehead disappeared.
Just looking at the ingredients you can see all the good oils and extracts that are helping your skin. I definitely recommend if you are looking for a step up from just your plain moisturizer.
You can purchase at amazon.com


IngredientsIngredients: 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), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxy- ethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

Directions
Simply apply a small amount of Day By Day Vitamin C Serum with fingertips to freshly cleansed face, neck and d├ęcolletage areas while avoiding direct contact with eyes. Give your skin a few minutes to absorb all the natural goodness before applying moisturizer.



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

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