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Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Argan Oil Hair Mask


Argan oil really works to soften hair and give it a nice shine. I'm glad to be given a chance to review another Argan oil product from Instanatural; the Argan Oil Hair Mask.



About the Hair Mask

It's an intensive Leave In Hair Conditioner that will turn dry, damaged hair into luxurious, silky strands.

Ingredients:  - Organic Argan Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Vitamin B5

My Opinion

I've got thick and wavy hair. I used to hate it, but using Argan oil made it soft, smooth and more manageable. This will be my first time though, to use the mask.



It has a nice scent and according to my sister in law, it smells delicious. The consistency is thick and as you can see in the photos, it has a pinkish-beige color. I used it as a conditioner and after washing it off, my hair felt incredibly soft. I didn't even have to blow dry it. I let it dry using the fan, brushed it and loved that there were no flyaways.

Recommendation

This will work great on dry hair and scalp. It deeply nourishes hair and scalp and leaves hair silky smooth, shiny and frizz-free.

Where to buy?

Argan Oil Hair Mask is available on Amazon. For more information and updates, please visit the following:

InstaNatural: http://instanatural.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/instanaturalcompany 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InstaNatural

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, August 30, 2014

Review: Framesi by Mist Spray Strong


When I was younger, hair spray is a must whenever I step out of the door. Nowadays I still use it, but only once in a while. Today's review is about Framesi BY Mist Spray Strong.






Product Description

Framesi BY (Be Yourself) Mist Spray Strong is a fast-drying finishing aerosol with an extra-firm hold. Protects from UV rays. Contains anti-aging Vitamin E and light silicone for shiny hair.

My Opinion

It has a very nice floral scent. I like it because it is not strong unlike other hair sprays that I've used that has a very strong scent that makes you hold your breath when spraying on your hair. When I sprayed it on my hair, I didn't even have to hold my breath. It dried up pretty quickly and is not sticky. Framesi leaves your hair soft and looking shiny. The product claims that it has an extra-firm hold. It sure does and it held my style for hours. Another plus is it's not heavy on your hair. I tried spritzing a lot just to test if it's heavy or not and I love that it's very light. Getting it off your hair is also easy. I just shampooed as usual and it's gone.

Recommendation

If you're looking for a hair spray to keep your hair in place the whole day, this is a great product to try. It makes your hair feel soft and gives it a nice shine.

Where to buy?

Framesi By Mist Spray Strong is available at Beauty Care Choices.

I am also giving away a bottle of Framesi Mist Spray to one lucky reader.

Prize: 10 oz.-bottle of Framesi Mist Spray 
Dates: 8/30-9/10 
Open to: US Residents 18+ 
Enter to win using the giveaway widget below. 
Good luck!




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, August 28, 2014

All-Year Cheer from Bloominous


Need to add beauty to your home or office? Plants and flowers are the perfect way to add brightness and warmth to any room or setting. They are also affordable if you just know where to get them. They could even be free if you have them in your garden.

A secondhand water glass brimming with charming blooms from your garden placed on your dining or side table offers a pop of pretty for pennies. Simply cut about a dozen garden flowers (like Narcissi, Forget-me-nots, and roses) to 3" lenghts. Then arrange them in pairs in a short, 3"-tall water-filled glass and voila! You have a beautiful arrangement instantly.




Unexpected containers, like colanders, mugs, coffeepots could also work as planters. You can line them up on a dinner table for a festive centerpiece, then after dessert, you can give those containers to your guests as a way of saying thank you for coming over to your party.

If you need more flower party ideas, I found an interesting website that offers easy and gorgeous DIY arrangements kits for weddings and other occasions.  Look at the samples below.






Hop on over to the Bloominous website and you'll be amazed with their novel ideas. They also have a team of experts who design collections that are not only beautiful, but also really easy to arrange. A step-by-step easy to follow pictorials are provided to make it easy to build a beautiful piece in just a few minutes. You can save a lot of money from this website, plus you get to make your own arrangement.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review: Deep Cleansing Facial Oil by Instanatural


I've never really gotten into the habit of cleaning my face with oil, but I use it once in a while, especially when I'm wearing makeup. Today's review is about Instanatural's Deep Cleansing Facial Oil.





Product Description

Our Deep Cleansing Facial Oil contains the perfect blend of ingredients that melt away dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils or disturbing the natural pH balance. This energizing blend of oils will gently clean your pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Use with a washcloth or sponge and rinse off with warm water. Leaves a soft and silky feel on the skin. Wonderful for all skin types and especially regenerative for mature skin. Also great to calm skin after shaving or sun burns. Can be used to remove makeup - even mascara!

My Opinion

First off, I love the scent. It smells really good. It's not a strong scent and it smells like fresh soap. I used it as a toner, right after washing my face and I saw a lot of dirt and grime in the cotton swab.

The next day, I used it to remove my makeup. I'm using a waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner and these are usually tough to remove. To my surprise, it came off quickly. I didn't have to rub hard which you really shouldn't do when removing eye makeup so you don't stretch the delicate skin around the eye. This oil did what it promised to do.

with makeup

removed eye makeup

the cotton round with the eye makeup


I washed my face after removing my makeup and my skin feels soft and silky smooth. This oil is definitely going to be a part of my skin regimen.

Where to buy?

Deep Cleansing Facial Oil by Instanatural is available on Amazon. For more information about the oil, please visit the Instanatural website. You may also like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter for updates.

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, August 26, 2014

Berries for Better Sleep

image credit: thebeercast.com
 
Are you prone to waking up hours before your alarm sounds? Munch on berries (any kind) before bedtime.  The fruits could have you sleeping more soundly in as little as three days. According to experts, the tasty gems are rich in compounds that prod the brain to produce a steady supply of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin throughout the night and early morning to keep you sleeping peacefully until dawn.

Review: Retinol Cream by Foxbrim


Today's review is about Retinol Cream by Foxbrim. I am not new to this brand. Right now, I am using their Vitamin C Serum and I love how it keeps my skin soft. My dark spots have lightened as well. I was glad to be given the opportunity to work with them again.




Product Description

• Effective Retinol Complex for all of the restorative benefits without the worry. It's finally here!
• Unveil the skin you've been wanting to show. Life's too short to wait!
• ONLY 100% Natural and Organic Ingredients. No parabens or additives. Not tested on animals. Everything you've come to expect from Foxbrim.

My Opinion

Most moisturizers work to keep your skin supple. This one does that while pampering your skin with its anti-aging properties. Retinol is its main ingredient and we all know that the compound aids in keeping the skin looking youthful. It's already been two weeks since I started using it and it may be too early to some, but I have noticed that the appearance of my crow's feet has diminished. I will continue to use this in the hopes that they will become less visible.

Pros

The cream is not sticky and it has a nice consistency. It does not appear oily after application and it has no scent. The Retinol Cream is packaged really nicely and it comes with a pump. One pump is enough to cover your face.

Cons

None. I didn't find anything that I didn't like about this moisturizer.

Recommendation

If you're looking to moisturize your skin with the added benefit of looking youthful, this Retinol Cream is a great product to try. It's very light and it works well with BB creams or under makeup. It's gentle on the skin, too.

Where to buy?

Retinol Cream is available Amazon for only $17.49. You can also get it directly from Foxbrim.

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, August 25, 2014

The Perfect Paints for Your Nails

Beautifully painted nails not only match your outfit, it can express your mood and even reflect your personality. Below are some of the most gorgeous nail lacquers I found online.

Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Hi Ho Silver Multi

Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Hi Ho Silver Multi
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Enamel dries up faster and is easy to apply. It's gentle on nails and comes with a good applicator brush that evenly applies the color onto your nails. The color lasts for a long time without chipping.


Nicole Crafts - by OPI Nail Polish Purples

Nicole Crafts - by OPI Nail Polish Purples
Enhance your nails with this show-stopping purple nail polish. 

Nicole Crafts - by OPI Nail Polish Purples - $5.99, 5.05 shipping - Available at Target.com

OPI - Nail Polish I'll Take The Cake

OPI - Nail Polish I'll Take The Cake
Amazing long lasting nail polish from OPI the world leader in professional nail care.

OPI - Nail Polish I'll Take The Cake - $8.40, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace
(6 reviews)

Luminess Air - Gel Haute Polish Gel Polish, Bitten, .33 oz

Luminess Air - Gel Haute Polish Gel Polish, Bitten, .33 oz
This long-wearing enamel dries immediately, is chip resistant and is designed to last up to three weeks.


Red Carpet Manicure - Gel Polish Pro Kit, 1 kit

Red Carpet Manicure - Gel Polish Pro Kit, 1 kit
The gel polish pro kit contains everything you need for a professional salon gel manicure in the comfort of your home. The Red Carpet ready manicure will last weeks of long wear and shine.

Red Carpet Manicure - Gel Polish Pro Kit, 1 kit - $55.29, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com

Sally Hansen - Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit, Shell We Dance, 1 ea

Sally Hansen - Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit, Shell We Dance, 1 ea
This Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Salon Kit comes with everything you need for a complete gel manicure: mini LED lamp, gel polish strips, gel top coat, nail cleanser pads, cuticle stick, nail file, buffer and instructions. This manicure kit offers chip resistant color with no dry time for healthy, beautiful nails made fast and easy.


Creativity for Kids - Girl's GLITTER Nail Art Kit or Set for Girls - Confetti Rhinestones Glitter Nail Polish too - TOP GIFT

Creativity for Kids - Girl's GLITTER Nail Art Kit or Set for Girls - Confetti Rhinestones Glitter Nail Polish too - TOP GIFT
This cute nail art for kids kit includes a unique glitter application station that minimizes the mess and maximizes the fun! 


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

$25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway (ends Sept. 06)


Wonder Forge $25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

Hosted by: Queen of Savings, Mom of 4 Boys, Michigan Savings & More & Dividing by Zero

Sponsor: Wonder Forge Pictopia: Disney Edition App

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To celebrate the release of their new app the awesome folks from Wonder Forge are offering a $25 iTunes Gift Card to one of my lucky readers. Discover playful trivia spanning decades of Disney magic, from the animated classics and blockbuster movies to television hits and dazzling theme park destinations. Image-based questions celebrate touchstone characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Jack Sparrow, Buzz Lightyear, and Elsa from Frozen. Challenge your Disney knowledge alone through solo play, or have a trivia party with your friends—there’s something for everyone! There is also an option to purchase an additional Disneyland Theme Park Trivia Pack for only $0.99

Prize: $25 iTunes Gift Card
Dates: 8/23-9/6
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Pictopia Trivia Question

$25 iTunes Gift Card from Wonder Forge


Disclosure: Moms... Check nyo did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: Pure Body Naturals Garcinia Cambodia

I was already resigned to the fact that I will not lose weight any more even if I'm eating less and exercising regularly. I've been doing that for the past 2 years and my weight didn't change. Sure, the scale would budge, but only a bit and I would go back to my usual heavy weight after a while. Frustrating, isn't it? But, I've already accepted it and I continue to eat less and work out to become fit and feel healthy.




Product Description

  • TAKES AWAY THOSE HUNGER PAINS
  • LOOK AMAZING AGAIN
  • ZERO SIDE EFFECTS
  • Our 80% HCA GARCINIA CAMBOGIA is the most EFFECTIVE & MOST POTENT formula. 
  • It is FULLY LAB TESTED and Offers the HIGHEST DOSE FORMULA AVAILABLE 
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - FOR 1 YEAR

My Thoughts

When I was given the opportunity to review Garcinia Cambodia, a diet supplement, I wasn't really expecting anything. But, I was very surprised to lose a pound and a half after 2 weeks of taking it. It's not much if you would compare it with other users who are losing way more than that, but for me, that is already a major breakthrough. Imagine not losing weight for so long!



It really helps curb hunger pangs and I noticed that I get full rather quickly. The hardest part of dieting is battling those cravings, Garcinia Cambodia makes it easy for you. Before I accepted to review this, I also did a research. There are those who say that it has some side effects like nausea and headaches. In my two weeks of taking Garcinia Cambodia, I've never experienced any of those. My progress may have been very slow, but the thing is I LOST a few pounds. I will continue to take it and see if I will lose a few more.

Recommendation

If you're looking for a diet supp that works, this is a good product to try. It is effective and has no side effects. Pure Body Naturals Garcinia Cambodia is available on Amazon. For more information and updates, please visit their website and like them on Facebook.

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, August 19, 2014

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza (ends Sept. 02)

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights

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Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway! One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students. Here is what is included:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner's choice of one activity kit:  I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99) 
Back-to-School Palooza Giveaway: The Details
  • Giveaway will begin on August 18th, 2014 and will end at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (US) on September 2nd, 2014.
  • Open to residents in the continental US, 18 years or older.
  • One entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Winner will have 24 Hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org.
  • The winning entry will be verified.
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment.
If you agree to the above terms, then enter using the Giveaway Form below. Good Luck!! 

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Good Luck!

Disclosure:  This blog did not receive compensation and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post may contain affiliate links. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of Failing Perfect ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Failing Perfect is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, andor any other social media. Please contact michelle@failingperfect.com with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. 
If you would like your product or service featured on a similar giveaway, contact michelle@failingperfect.com for more information.
 
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