Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ShampYou

ShampYou is customized hair care that can be specifically tailored to fit personal hair care needs, depending on color, thickness and texture. Each bottle of ShampYou Base Blend has been specially formulated to provide optimal care and nutrition for a consumer's hair type. Consumers start with one of four gently fragranced, salon-quality Base Blends and add up to 2 of 8 SuperSerum shots, creating an individualized blend just for them. Simply mix and shake bottle like a cocktail for a custom made, ready-to-use shampoo.


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Base Blends:
*Ylang ylang and bergamot
*Lemon and verbena
*Mimosa and jasmine
*Juniper and mint
*Cashmere and white lily intensive conditioning rinse




SuperSerums:
*Gimme more moisture
*Beautiful brunette
*Thermo straight
*Curl me up
*Turn up the volume
*Ravishing red
*Back to your roots
*High definition blonde




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ShampYou is available for purchase exclusively at Ulta Beauty in stores or online. An incredible 36 different ShampYou blends can be created with the different scented ShamYou Base Blends and tailored SuperSerum shots.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tri-Coastal Designs

Tri-Coastal designs is an online boutique. They have super cute accessories, stationary, travel mugs, pet accessories, etc. I received a weekly organizer (Paris Themed), a "Be Bold" ceramic mug, and a gold hearted travel mug.


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The weekly organizer includes:
240 sticky notes in 3 designs
70 memo pad sheets
70 weekly note pad sheets
1 accordion envelope




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Friday, November 25, 2016

Lee The Dream Jeans

I love skinny jeans, especially in the fall and winter. I enjoy pairing them with a cute bootie or a knee high boot. The new Lee Dream Jeans are the most comfortable jeans I have ever owned. They feel like pajamas on the inside and jeans on the outside. I'm a tall girl so it can be challenging finding skinny jeans that are long enough that if I wanted to I could wear them with flats. I never have to worry about that with Lee jeans, they offer different lengths which make them perfect if you're if your 4'8 or 6'0.




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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sashka Co. Bracelets

These are beautiful!  Each bracelet is handmade by a skilled artisan in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. These are very well made and are the perfect addition to any outfit. They come in a variety of colors, you can easily find one for every outfit! The are one size fits all and slid easily over my hand.







The bracelets are made as part of the Fair Trade Organization. A portion of each sale goes towards helping this organization. Per the Sashka Co website this is what purchasing the bracelets benefits:
A Living Wage
The fair trade pricing system enables workers to receive a livable income that covers their basic needs, which include food, shelter, education, and health care for their families. Fair Traders pay producers promptly and, if necessary, help them with access to pre-production financing.
Long Term Investment
Fair trade is about building direct, long-term and stable relationships between importers and producers. Long term contracts are a key component of Fair Trade because they provide artisans with consistent work and job security.
Environmental Sustainability
Fair trade actively encourages environmentally friendly production by promoting the use of local and recycled materials, sustainable techniques and organic practices. Fair trade farmers are required to implement integrated crop management and are given price incentives as well as ongoing trainings, to help facilitate their transition to organic farming.
Empowerment for Women
Fair trade provides employment without discrimination and ensures equal pay for equal work for both women and men. According to the Fair Trade Federation, 70% of fair trade artisans are women who are often the sole wage earners in their homes. Fair trade not only allows women to earn an income, while attending to their daily tasks, but also provides them with leadership positions and an equal voice in decision making.
Safe and Healthy Working Conditions
Fair trade means a safe and healthy working environment for artisans and farmers and no forced or exploitive child labor.
Transparent Trade Terms
Fair trade ensures transparent trade terms throughout the supply chain. Finances, management policies and business practices of businesses engaged in fair trade are transparent.



I’m going to be ordering more bracelets not only for myself, but I think they could make great gifts! The $12 price tag is perfect! The shipping is reasonable too($3.50) and quick! The bracelets come packaged in little mesh bags which are great for storing!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Pasta Chips and Giveaway

Pasta Chips are the freshest take on pasta dough yet. If it weren’t for the name, and me telling you, you’d have no idea these chips are baked pasta dough, not traditional potato chips. Inspired in the hills of Tuscany, every bite of Pasta Chips tastes like a little slice of Italy. These are one of those snacks that don't make me feel guilty when I eat half a bag.




The Mediterranean Sea Salt is the simplest of the flavors, but that doesn’t mean its lacking. Simple, delicious, and perfect.



Spicy Tomato Herb I think was my favorite of them all. It has the ideal balance of spices to create a snack that pops with flavor.




The Marinara reminds me of lasagna. I dont know what it is and it sounds weird, but its delicious!



Alfredo tastes just like a bowl of my favorite alfredo pasta…only much more convenient.

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Rosemary isn't a super strong but its one of my favorites. I actually used this one to dip in my chili.

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Spinach-Broccoli Kale is a vegie pasta chip. This has a TON of flavor.
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Veggie pasta chips hit it out of the park. Roasted tomato red pepper are packed full of flavor.





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Friday, November 18, 2016

Baby Cubby

I received 3 products from the online baby store called Baby Cubby. They have SO many amazing products.  Baby Cubby is unlike many online baby stores, they offer the newest ad greatest baby products from a slew of different brands. Shipping is fast and their costumer service is amazing. I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Baby Cubby.


1. Little Sapling Toys: Wood Darth Vader teether toy-
   I was nervous about a wooden teether toy but as soon as I had it in my hands and read online how to care for them my fears quickly diminished. They are super soothing for babies gums and they offer so many cute designs. Little Sapling Toys are the ideal first toy for babies to grasp and chew. Their toys are handcrafted with the highest quality, non-splintering woods. They are easy to clean using water and mild soap.


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2. Comotomo baby bottle:
   I received the green 8oz comotomo baby bottle. The comotomo bottle is unlike any bottle I've ever seen. the nipple resembles a tommee tippee  bottle but the actual bottle part is made from soft hygienic silicone. Comotomo bottles help prevent colic, they are easy to clean and is 100% BPA free.


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3. Happy Baby Wrap: Color Sunshine-
   Who doesn't like a good baby wrap. Baby carrying has become huge the past couple of years, I love being able to see the different kinds of carrying systems they have available. The Happy Baby Wrap resembles the moby wrap. Its a fabric carrier that allows you to adjust the tightness of the fabric and even how you want the baby to be placed.


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Kidz Gear Headphones


Kidz Gear is a company that created a line of products for kids that is comparable to adult products in quality but at a price point in line for children's products. They are the first adult-featured stereo headphones made specifically for kids. Manufactured with the same high quality components as those used in standard adult headphone deliver extremely rich sound for a variety of audio content. Featuring both a built-in volume control knob as well as a free independent volume control cable safe for the little ones. They are a must for children in the car, plane  or just hanging out at home.




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 These headphones are perfect for kids, and i admit i have tried them out and love them! they have soft cushions to fit comfortably on your child's ears, flexible and adjustable. The volume control is easy for kids to adjust and the cord even has a clip to attach to clothing. Worried about your child turning the volume too high, there is a volume limit cable which is a few inch cord that limits the volume to 80db-90db.




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 The kids Gear Headphone volume limit cable is perfect for parents who want their children to listen at a safe level but prefer their own headphones. Since all the Kidz Gear headphones come with kidz control volume limits, you dont need this cord with them but if you have a kid (or teen) who prefers a particular style or brand then let them use it but tell them they have to use the volume control too! Its a win-win for parents! Overall, i'm very impressed with Kidz Gear. It's a great product with a very affordable price.




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Monday, November 14, 2016

Orglamix

All makeup is not created equal. The majority of cosmetics on the market are loaded with synthetic ingredients, nasty fillers and animal derived ingredients (like fish scales, beetle shells, and whale poop) which are not only disgusting, but may be harmful to your skin and your health.


orglamix is different, they create natural, socially responsible alternatives to your favorite cosmetics. Cruelty free, vegan and PETA certified, Orglamix products are handcrafted in small batches with love in Chicago. Rest assured, over 1500 toxic chemicals have been banned from Orgamix to date their products are free from animal ingredients and harmful chemicals such as: parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, preservatives as well as free from irritants like bismuth oxychloride.


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This is the Illume enlighten luminizer. I used this not only as a highlighter but as a eye shadow and base for my eye shadows. It really does give you a natural highlight. I am someone who hates when a highlighter has flakes of glitter in them, it looks unnatural and gives it away that you're wearing makeup. This one is creamy, easy to blend, and has multiple uses.




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I also received the eye shadow in the color patchouli. Now in the container it can look somewhat intimidating. It's a darker  copper color but it looks beautiful on the eye. I love a good smokey eye, especially with browns, and golds, This is the perfect crease color for a dramatic look, and the perfect outer v color for a dramatic smokey eye which is great for fall. I only had the opportunity to try those two products will be purchasing more from them. I Was beyond impressed with the products I received, please go check them out and get some for yourself.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thompson Ferrier New York



All our candles are made from high fragrance essential oils, proprietary sox wax blend and 100% cotton wicks.




                                            




                                                      


I received the Fig and Cinnamon candles. They smell AMAZING, burn for 30-50 hours and come in the cutest packaging. I haven't burned the fig one yet because it doesn't match the other scents currently in my home but come Thanksgiving it will be lit. The cinnamon one pairs perfectly with the other scents at the moment. it burns evenly and does not ash which is something I always look for in a candle. I burn my candles for long periods of time so if they get ashy I don't want it. Thompson Ferrier offer such a variety of candles, loads of scents and designs. Go head over to their site and take a look for yourself, you will not be disappointed.                

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Milk Snob

The Milk Snob® Cover is the original fitted infant car seat cover that can also be used as a nursing cover.
  • Use as an infant car seat cover, nursing cover or shopping cart cover.
  • Offers true 360 coverage. 
  • The stylish and modern way to protect your child against harsh sunlight, wind and unwanted onlookers when used as a car seat cover.
  • Modern and easy to use.
  • Luxuriously soft and airy. 
  • 4 way stretch allows for a custom fit on any infant car seat and for extra comfort while nursing.
  • New Moms love to receive it as a baby shower gift.




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I was able to review this adorable black and white striped one. The name of this specific one is B&W signature stripes. They have So many amazing designs and colors to perfectly you and your baby.




A lot of nursing covers can be thick and make nursing nearly impossible. A hot, sweaty baby isn't going to want to eat which causes meltdowns. Milk Snobs fabric is lightweight, super soft, and is thick enough so it isn't see-through.  


Milk Snobs design is one for the books, multi uses for one piece. Everyone needs a carseat cover and a nursing cover so why not make something that does it all and save money. I HIGHLY recommend Milk Snob for all mommies!




Monday, November 7, 2016

Spa Life 12 masks of christmas review and giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to try Spa Life's 12 masks of Christmas. This will make a wonderful gift to any woman in your life. The collection of 12 natural fruit extract facial masks. Includes: Brightening Papaya, Nourishing Orange, Deep Cleansing Lime, Pore Reducing Cucumber, Energizing Grapefruit, Soothing Coconut, pH Balancing Pineapple, Mattifying Nectarine, Moisturizing Avocado, Rejuvenating Cherry, & Refreshing Strawberry.




                                                                      




I haven't tried all of them yet but so far I have LOVED them. I have tried the coconut, pineapple, papaya (my favorite smelling) and the avocado one. Each one leaves your face been refreshed, moisturized, and smooth. This gift set is ONLY $42 making each mask only $3.50. I highly recommend this gift set or any face masks from Spa Life.










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Friday, November 4, 2016

Josie Maran Whipped Argon Oi Face Butter

As many of you know I have SUPER sensitive skin. My skin reacts pretty horribly to new face skincare. I dry out and break out super easily. I have been using Josie Marans whipped argon oil face butter for about 2 months now and my skin has never been better.




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I was skeptical to try a new face moisturizer but this one is by far the best one I have ever used. It works beautifully on my sensitive skin, its super moisturizing without making me overly oily. This has a slight smell but it is not over powering. I use this morning and night. Since trying this, I decided to try other products from Josie Maran. I started using the Nirvana hydrating treatment mist before applying the face butter and my skin improved even more. I HIGHLY recommend Josie Maran. Every product I have tried, I absolutely love, and will continue to repurchase.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lush Solid Shampoo Bars

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Once you start using solid shampoo bars you will NEVER go back to bottled shampoo! One bar is around $15 and lasts me 3-4 months. These lather so well and last longer than bottled shampoo, it also leaves my hair feeling clean yet hydrated. I have tried bottled shampoo from lush and I never liked the feeling it left in my hair and these don't do that. They also smell SO good! I highly recommend going to lush and grabbing a couple Shampoo Bars, you will not regret it! Make sure  you also pick up the cute little solid shampoo bar tins for perfect storage,






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