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Thursday, October 2, 2014

the jumpsuit







jumpsuit - plastic island
purse- 90s vintage
scarf - vintage
belt/jewelry - vintage
lipstick - kate moss #20

This has been one of the only jumpsuits that has been long enough and fit comfortably on me. I really love the slinky fabric and the skinny straps. Did I mention pockets. It totally has pockets.
I found the vintage aztec eagle belt on ebay and luckily won the high bid. It is definitely my new favorite and goes with literally everything in my closet. My mom saw me wearing the belt, looked at it and said, "I have a pin that is the exact same and matches!" So funny that pieces over the decades find their way back together again. Head scarf was also a recent ebay purchase I've been finding some really cool stuff lately on there! I'm trying to take advantage of the last of the summer weather with this but I think this would be equally as cool with a leather jacket for fall.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Australian Tea Tree Oil Review





Thanks so apothecary extracts and tomoson I was able to test and review a bottle of Australian tea tree oil.
First of all, I just love the look of the bottle. It looks like a vintage pharmacy bottle and it looks quite nice sitting out. I've used various brands of tea tree oil over the years and noticed that not one bottle I had ever purchased was 100% tea tree oil. It was always a mixture of various lower grade oils such as mineral oil along with a small amount of tea tree. It also had artificial fragrances and other undesirable additives I didn't want to be putting on my face. This bottle is 100% pure tea tree oil and it's effectiveness is proof. If you've tried tea tree in the past without any results you should take a chance on this bottle! There are so many uses it's a wonderful addition to any household. I use it on my face, hair, and hands to wonderful results. It's moisturizing and helps with breakouts. It's also wonderful for hair and dry scalp. It's a perfect cuticle oil as well and keeps your nails looking healthy.  I definitely recommend this brand.

Product Description:
One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.
Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste.
Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.
Every large 4 ounce bottle comes with a FREE 100 PAGE GUIDE. We provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house.
Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. We insist on the absolute best quality. We Have the Tests to Prove Our Tea Tree Oil's Purity and Potency
IndicationsContemporary Uses: Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice, dandruff, toenail fungus, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, and ringworm.
Ingredients
It is 100% pure and unadulterated. No fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
Directions
History: Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is a pure oil culled from the leaves of a tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) native to Australia. The aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree oil. The Aborigines would bathe in medicinal pools of water where the tea tree leaves had naturally settled. In World War Two, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. The oil was a highly valued product as it was issued to each soldier and sailor as part of their kit in order to treat tropical infections and infected wounds. Description: The Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It can grow up to 7 meters (20 feet) in height and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations. The Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting only two years after its' previous harvest. General Information: Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper. | Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia | Plant Part: Leaves | Extraction Method: Steam Distilled | Origin: Australia | Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.| Aromatic Scent: Tee Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes. | Strength of Aroma: Medium | Blends well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme. |




You can find this available for purchase from amazon.com






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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Enchanted











 
Shirt - Beauty & the Beast NY Broadway Souvenir-t
Skirt - Vintage Prophecy
Shoes - Urban Works
 
 

I haven't posted an ootd blog in so long. I really have missed doing it and to tell you the truth I haven't been putting together many outfits lately. I've been doing a lot of painting/diy projects and have been wearing  a lot uninspiring shorts and tshirts... However, I was inspired by my recent find on ebay to create this look. I love looking through vintage clothing and I found this purple rose skirt. My first thought was, oh my gosh that rose looks just like the rose in the beginning of beauty and the beast... I scrolled down and the seller had said it was one of her fav skirts and it reminded her of... beauty and the beast. Needless to say I had to have it and knew it would be perfect with my beauty and the beast tshirt. I had found it in the kids section at a local thrift shop along with these killer 90s black and white brogues I got new for 99 cents. That was one great shopping day. 
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adovia Dead Sea Minerals Facial Moisturizing Day Cream Review


Adovia Dead Sea Minerals Facial Moisturizing Day Cream Review


Thanks to Tomoson an Adovia I was able to test and review their Dead Sea Minerals Facial Moisturizer. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do so otherwise I would never have found this amazing moisturizer! It's hypoallergenic and is for all skin types! My verified amazon review can be found here


Directions: Apply daily to dry, clean, skin in circular motions until absorbed. Ideal as a make up base.

I didn't realize how GOOD of a makeup base!
I use several different mineral powder foundations and before this my skin always looks a little matte and drab. With this my skin looks moisturized, cared for, and beautifully dewy! It's practically near impossible to have even a semblance of dewiness when using a mineral powder foundation! People started complimenting my complexion and my face no longer felt tight or dry. I don't even have to exfoliate as often. I must say that in my complete honest opinion this is the BEST moisturizing day cream I've ever used.
I use this in combination with the Adovia Dead Sea Facial Cleansing Bar and the exfoliating dead sea salts and it's a great combo. Adovia has some pretty amazing products and I simply can't wait to build on my collection of their skin products!! All their products are available at amazon.com just do a simple search for Adovia and you'll find them!

THE MOISTURIZER: Moisturize and protect your skin with Adovia's quick absorbing and non-greasy, daily face moisturizer. Contains an active complex of Dead Sea Minerals from Dead Sea Salt for natural moisture balance. Contains natural oils and aloe vera gel for a deep hydration that lasts all day.
  • THE BENEFITS: Quenches your skin's thirst with natural, deep hydration that lasts all day giving you a more radiant complexion. People will wonder why your skin has than new, natural "glow". Great moisturizer for men and women.
  • HYPOALLERGENIC. DERMATOLOGIST TESTED & APPROVED.
  • THE COMPANY: Adovia Mineral Skin Care has been producing skin care products for ten years with thousands of satisfied customers and a proven track record. Our formulation experts specialize in hair & skin care products made from Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt. Our products are 100% CRUELTY FREE and Never Tested on Animals.
  • THE GUARANTEE: Buy Risk Free with our 1 YEAR 100%, Unconditional, No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee! We are so confident that you will love this daily moisturizer that if you are not satisfied please contact us for a complete refund.


  • 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.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream



    Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream


    I'm in my mid 20s and have been using eyecreams and moisturizers since my early 20s to help prevent signs of aging. I've used some that were sticky, heavy, melted into my eyes, and overall didn't have any effect until I tried Body Merry's. I really love the pump. It's easy to use and prevents getting too much. It's light, cooling, and refreshing. I have been using morning and night and it actually works really well under makeup. I would continue to buy this for the many benefits and healthy components. I definitely recommend if you are in need of a light eye cream that's great for day wear and doesn't melt into your eyes.


    EASY ON YOUR EYES: This lightweight formula is a gentle and effective solution for all your eye woes including Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness. You can now let your eyes express everything but your age!
    •70+ POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS: The only eye cream on the market that has over 70 power packed ingredients including: Vitamins C + E + B5, Peptide Complex, Amino Acid Emulsification, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Antioxidants, MSM and many many more!
    •NATURAL & ORGANIC COMPONENTS: It has potent natural and organic ingredients such as Aloe, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cranberry, Licorice, Sunflower Oil, Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber, Green Tea - to name just a few! No harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
    •MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The cream is made in the USA in an advanced 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 cream, just contact us and get a full refund. Best of all, 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.

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Life & Food 100% PURE RAW ALL NATURAL YACON SYRUP





    My verified Amazon review can be found here
     
    LIFE & FOOD 100% PURE RAW ALL NATURAL YACON SYRUP Our Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Syrup is sourced from naturally grown organic Yacon fields in the country of Peru. We use the HIGHEST quality Yacon plant to make a premium pure syrup formula.
    Yacon syrup has shown to remains low in calories and low on the glycemic index scale. This is due to the fact that the sugar contains high levels of oligofructose (inulin), a form of sugar that is not metabolized readily by the human body. For this reason, Yacon is ideal for diabetics and acts as a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners.



    PRODUCT DETAILS

    • 100% pure Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
      Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. Is a powerful Antioxidant.
      High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
      Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Organic certified by our manufacturing specialists.
      100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.
     
     
     
    DirectionsTake 1 teaspoon before each meal daily. Can be used as a sweetener in beverages such as tea, coffee. Can be added to fruit salads, yogurt, pancakes. Its use has no contraindications. Ideal for people with dietary regimens.
     
     
     
     
    I was delighted to try this syrup as it sounded so unique, healthy, and how can you beat 13 calories per serving! I was pleasantly surprised by the look and taste.
    The syrup looks and tastes almost exactly like molasses. The consistency is the same and the flavor was spot on. So if you are a fan of molasses you'll want to try this! After reading up on this, the health benefits are amazing. Who knew all the benefits you could get by just substituting syrups for this! I definitely recommend for anyone who doesn't want to consume sugar and want some healthy alternatives that are 100% raw and organic! This product can be found on Amazon.


    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.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    summery mixed prints








    coin bracelet - vintage
    bag, dress, necklace - gifted
    aztec eagle belt - vintage from ebay
    wedges - hillard & hansen

    I've got some of the bestest friends ever! Not only are they always there with kind words, fun adventures, and random chat-athons they pick out some of the cutest outfits. I had a bday last month and my lovely friends sent me some adorable presents. I couldn't wait to put some together. Thanks to my best friend L for sending me the elephant necklace, bag, and dress all the way from Ireland. She did a amazing job at styling me don't ya think?! Love this print combo it's so summery feeling! Now wait till you see the adorable bubble tea baby panda shirt my bestie A sent! Next OOTD to come! :)

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