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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

At-Home Facial

Need to give your skin some TLC? Nope, you don't need to go to a spa to get some pampering. You can get at home without spending much. Read on...


For a more relaxing facial, go ahead and light some candles and turn on some soothing music. And if possible, keep your gadgets away from you so you don't have to multitask while you're having your me time. Or better yet, turn them off and keep them in your purse.


Next, wash your face with a deep-penetrating cleanser to wash away makeup and oils, then use an exfoliating mask before going in the shower. The shower's steam will keep the mask active while you bathe. Or if you have an at-home steamer you can use it while you lie down and relax.



Follow up with a hydrating mask if your skin is dry, dry skin, a clarifying mask if your skin is oily or a brightening mask to bring back the glow. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm.



Lastly, apply a serum and moisturizer. Gently massage the serum on skin until it dries up, then follow up with a moisturizer.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: InstaNatural Rosehip Seed Oil


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

With all the essential oils that I have been reviewing lately, I feel like I am slowly turning into an oil lady. Why, I only have good things to say about these wonder oils. Oils are becoming the hype nowadays and if you check the beauty stores, you'll find vials and vials of different oils touting different health and beauty benefits. I've tried Virgin Coconut Oil, Grape Seed, Tea Tree, Argan and Witch Hazel, but I've never tried Rosehip Seed Oil, so I got really excited when I was given an opportunity to try it.



Product Description

Only One Ingredient: 100% Pure Certified Organic Rosehip Seed Oil - No fillers. Naturally rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9) and antioxidants (Vitamin A and Vitamin C). Moisturizes the skin and can help diminish the appearance of scars & stretch marks.

My Opinion

I was surprised that the oil doesn't have a strong smell. It's a big plus for me because it won't clash with your perfume or any other products you use. It's very rich, so you only need a little to work on your skin. I used it on my elbows, knees and heels because these are the driest spots. I was amazed at how the InstaNatural Rosehip Seed Oil made these spots soft. The cracks on my heels are gone after a week's use. The oil doesn't leave a sticky or slippery feeling so it's totally alright to use it on your feet.



Pros

It's made of 100 percent organic Rosehip oil and no chemicals were added. It's easy to apply and doesn't leave a glossy look. Perfect for dry, flaky and rough skin.

Cons

I didn't find anything that I didn't like about this product.

Recommendations

This is a perfect product to treat extremely dry skin. It's also recommended for those who are looking to treat sun-damaged skin.

InstaNatural Organic Rosehip Oil can be purchased on Amazon for only $23.77. For more information about the product, you may visit 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.

Review: UNi 100% Organic Pure Moroccan Argan Oil


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently given the opportunity to review the UNi 100% Organic Pure Moroccan Argan Oil. Argan oil has many beauty benefits. It's great for the hair, as well as the skin.





Product Description

UNi Argan Oil is 100% pure organic made from Moroccan Argan Trees. This naturally light scented oil helps protect, hydrate, and restore elasticity to all hair types. Large concentration of fatty acids and antioxidants help restore the appearance of dull skin, hair, body, scalp and hands. Reduces and removes frizzy and damaged hair. Excellent for cuticles - helps prevent cracking and peeling of nails. Can treat all skin types as well.

My Opinion


I'm already familiar with Argan oil and I have been using it for a while now. One of my twin granddaughters has dry hair, and since I am already familiar with how the oil works and this one is 100 percent pure, I thought of using it on her hair. Right after bathing and wiping her hair with a towel, I would put a drop on my palm and work it through her hair. Her hair has become soft and easier to manage. Frizz is gone and it's now shiny. I also tried skipping for a day, just to see what will happen to her hair. It was still super soft when it dried up.

Pros

The Argan oil comes in a brown bottle to protect it from UV rays. It also comes with a dropper for easy application. The oil is very light and has a nutty smell and it won't leave a sticky and greasy feeling.

UNi 100% Organic Pure Moroccan Argan Oil can also be used as a facial moisturizer, leave-in conditioner, face mask, cuticle softener, deep conditioning, hair shine, body oil, anti-aging skincare, hydrating toner, sun protection and as an exfoliating mask.

Cons

I'm a great fan of Argan oil because of it's many uses and like the ones I've used before, I didn't find anything I didn't like with it.

Recommendation

This works as an excellent moisturizer and is perfect to people of all ages. This would also make a great gift to friends and family. UNi 100% Organic Pure Moroccan Argan Oil can be purchased on Amazon for $14.99.

UNi 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil is triple extra virgin oil; it has a light, nutty smell, is not oily & is quickly adsorbed. A little goes a long way, so don't use too much at a time. It's an excellent moisturizer & healed my cracked finger quickly. I'm glad I tried it.

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.

Review: Foxbrim Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Have you ever used a Vitamin C serum? Well, I've been using a serum for a couple of months now and I love how it keeps my skin supple and glowing. Aside from Vitamin C's antioxidants that greatly benefit the skin, it's a prime ingredient of collagen, which is the substance responsible for binding cells together. No wonder Vitamin C has become a key ingredient in many beauty products. Today, I'll be reviewing the Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum For Face from Foxbrim.

Product Description

✓ As highly recommended by Dr. Oz, Vitamin C Serum is your solution for absolutely radiant and youthful skin. Get the glow! It's never been easier!
✓ Foxbrim ensures you're getting the Highest Quality Vitamin C Serum available - only ALL natural and organic ingredients.
✓ Best Vitamin C Serum with our 100% Quality Guarantee. Buy with TOTAL CONFIDENCE.
✓ POWERFUL Vitamin C Serum - Proven Collagen BOOSTER - Repair damaged skin - Neutralize free radicals
✓ Made in the USA. Freshly Manufactured. FDA Approved. BUY NOW and GET THE GLOW!

My Opinion

The product came fast with Amazon shipping. I'm not on Prime, but it came a day earlier from the day I expected it. I got the product in perfect condition and it came in a bottle with a dropper for easy application. The liquid is not too thick and it dries up quickly as you apply it on the skin. The result is instant. Right after I used it for the first time, my skin felt very soft. After a few days of using it, I noticed that my dark spots have lightened. I just love this and what it does to my skin.

Pros

The serum will make your skin feel soft and smooth instantly. Its hydrating power really lasts and there's no need to reach for a moisturizer anymore.

Cons

None. My skin didn't have any reactions to it.

Recommendations

It's packaged really nicely and would make a nice gift to friends and relatives, especially that Mother's Day is just around the corner. And since the serum is light, a drop goes a long, long way. This product can help moisturize skin, fade dark spots and dark circles, eliminate signs of aging and bring back the glow to your skin. You can order Foxbrim Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum on Amazon for $13.97. It's a limited time sale, so I'd hurry now if I were you. Regular price is $69.97.

For more info about the serum, please visit and like the following pages:

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Foxbrim and I will also be giving away a bottle of Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum to one lucky reader. This giveaway is open to US only, 18+ and ends on May 05, 2014. One entrant per household, please!

Enter through the Giveaway Tool 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.

Review: Priva Mattress Protector


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

How many times have you woken up at night with your bed soaking wet from your little one's pee? Yup, no matter how many times you change their nappies or diapers, you still end up with a wet bed. So, when an opportunity to review the Priva Mattress Protector opened up on Tomoson, I applied. Glad I was one of the lucky ones chosen to try it.




Product Description

Protects entire mattress from liquid spills and soiling Elasticized sidewalls keep protector firmly in place Unique soft groove surface offers durable waterproof protection unlike any other vinyl products Antibacterial Machine wash and dry-bleachable

My Opinion

As per instructions, I washed and dried it before using in order for absorbency to be maximized. I was a tad impatient to do this because I wanted to try it right away and see how it will repel fluids. Sure enough, when I placed it on our mattress and tried putting a few drops of water, it didn't get wet. The droplets just beaded and rolled off. I also like the feel of the mattress protector. It's soft and comfortable, unlike the ones that I've used before.



Pros

This mattress protector protects your entire mattress from liquid spills and soiling unlike other products that just protects a certain area. It has elasticized sidewalls to keep it firmly in place. You also don't have to worry because you can sleep soundly with it, it's soft and won't irritate your skin. The material is antibacterial and it can be bleached and machine washed.



Cons

None so far. I am enjoying not having to change and wash sheets too often and can go back to my normal schedule of changing bed covers, which is weekly.

Recommendation

The Priva Mattress Protector is leak-proof and easy to wash. It's perfect for those who are weaning a child from diapers or pull ups or for adults who are suffering from incontinence.

The Priva Mattress Protector can be purchased on Amazon for $28.99. For more information about the mattress protector, please visit their FiberLinks.

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, April 28, 2014

HP Computer Giveaway (ends May 12)


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One lucky winner will win 

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HP 2000-2d62NR 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black Licorice $529 + 1 year insurance (total prize value $588)



Dates:
April 28 12:01am EST. To May 12 11:59pm  EST.

Valid only in the Continental United States. 
Void where prohibited

18 years or older to enter/only 1 entrant per household

 Winner is chosen through random.org

All entries are optional.

All winning entries will be verified

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Disclaimer: NYSavingSpecials is responsible for the awarding of the prize.  If you have any questions about this giveaway, please email the host at nysavingspecials@gmail.com.  This blog, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network is not associated with this giveaway.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review: Adovia Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



My son is 17. And just like any other teenagers, he has his fair share of acne and pimples. He also suffers from asthma of the skin, other people refer to it as eczema. We've tried a lot of soaps and creams; some of them worked, but the acne and asthma were not totally eliminated. The Adovia Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap arrived on our doorstep about a week ago and I asked him to try it.


Product Description


  • Removes dirt and cleanses your skin, while simultaneously infusing it with minerals essential to keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized. 
  • Enriched with century old Dead Sea mud, leaving your skin cleansed and nourished 
  • Contains a unique combination of Dead Sea minerals derived from Dead Sea Mud 
  • 100% All Natural Moisturizing Soap 
  • This soap has also been found effective at relieving acne.


My Opinion

My son has oily skin and he's glad that the soap seemed to work after a day of using it. The redness of his acne became lighter and he noticed that his face was not as oily. A few days later, the acne dried up pretty quickly. What's even more surprising is that there were no more breakouts and the skin on his face became brighter. Truly, this soap works!

Next, I asked him to use the soap on his thighs. I wanted to know if it will work on his eczema, too. That was two days ago and I think it's working out fine. There is less itchiness according to him and the spots are becoming lighter, too. I've seen people on TV using mud for skin care, but we've never really given it a try until this mud soap from Adovia.



Pros

It helps control oily skin without leaving it dry. The Dead Sea minerals in the soap keep your skin supple and glowing. It contains all-natural ingredients and is safe even for sensitive skin.

Cons

None so far. In fact, I'm already thinking of buying several bars for me and my son.

Recommendation

It would work with anyone with a skin problem of any kind. If you're looking for an effective skin solution, this is the product to try.

Adovia Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap can be purchased at Amazon for $16.

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.

Mother’s Day Swag Bag Giveaway (ends May 10)


Welcome to the Mother's Day Swag Bag Giveaway!


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  Everything Mommyhood and Jenn's Blah Blah Blog have teamed up with us to offer our readers an amazing giveaway for Mother's Day. Thanks so much to all of the bloggers who are helping promote the Mother's Day Swag Bag Giveaway!! Special thanks to our co-hosts Mom To Bed By 8, Monica's Rants Raves & Reviews, Momma Lew's Blog, The Stuff of Success, Budget Earth, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, Grown Ups Magazine, and Sugar Free Glow. Good luck from all of us!


All moms deserve to be pampered on Mother's Day. And what better way to treat your mom or yourself with these fabulous prizes. Join below for a chance to win all these before Mother's Day.

 Mother's Day is right around the corner and we want to spoil YOU!!!! Whether you are a mother or you're not, you won't want to miss out on this amazing prize! So let's hear about our wonderful sponsors! nutribulletgiveaway
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Julep Products from StylerChick.com - Julep has a lot of high end beauty products, like nail polish, make up, skincare, and much more. CLICK HERE to sign up for this special offer from Julep, you can receive a free box, $40 Value, for only $5 shipping! Check out the video for everything that's included. 

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Coach Crossbody Handbag - Coach Swingpack with Inside multifunction pockets, Zip-top closure, Fabric lining, Adjustable strap for shoulder or crossbody wear, 9 ½” (L) x 11 ½” (H), sponsored by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog! This is an amazing giveaway and we really wish you the best of luck! Now for the giveaway! 

ONE lucky winner will receive ALL of these prizes!!! 

Nutribullet $100 Retail Eve's Addiction.com $50 Gift Certificate Petunia Pickle Bottom Mini Stowaway Tablet Sleeve in your choice of print, $40 Retail. Julep - 4 Springy Nail Colors, Tada Quick Dry Drops, Nail File, Hair Twist Bands, & Special Mother’s Day Deep Discount, $100 Retail Coach Swingpack Handbag, $178 Retail 

Total Value, approximately $468!! 

Open to US Residents only, 18 and up. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household. Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. 

Giveaway ends 5/10/2014 at 11:59pm ET.



Disclosure: This blog was not monetarily compensated for this giveaway All opinions are 100% our own and were not influenced in any way. This blog and Everything Mommyhood are NOT responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment. Jenn's Blah Blah Blog is only responsible for the Coach handbag shipping. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com or jenn@jennsblahblahblog.com.

Aqua Spa Soothe Product Line Giveaway (ends May 10)

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Hosted by: Queen of Savings
Sponsor: Aqua Spa

Soothe your senses with a powerhouse blend of eucalyptus and mint for pampered relief. Marine Youth Complex helps protect stressed skin from premature aging. Benefit-rich minerals stimulate cell renewal and boost collagen for visibly smooth, supple skin. Made in the U.S.A. without animal testing, parabens or formaldehyde donors.

Prize: Aqua Spa Soothe Collection $40 RV
Dates: 4/26-5/10
Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!

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

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Giveaway


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.





TruSkin Naturals and Moms... Check nyo have partnered together to bring you this wonderful giveaway. TruSkin Naturals is one of the leading brands when it comes to natural and organic beauty products. I have tried their Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid and loved it. I am truly satisfied with what it did to my skin. You can read my review here.

One lucky winner is going to take home a bottle of Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This giveaway is open to US only, 18+ and ends on May 05, 2014. One entrant per household, please!

Enter through the Giveaway Tool 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.

Review: Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Women nowadays are crazy about Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid. If you look at the beauty aisles, you'll see bottled serums containing those two. That's because the popular vitamin is responsible for making collagen, a protein that keeps the skin stay youthful, while Hyaluronic acid holds in moisture and aids in tissue repair. Combining these two, apparently, will keep skin hydrated and looking young. But, what if Vitamin E is added? Then you have powerful tonic to combat dry skin and the signs of aging. So, this is what I'm reviewing right now; Truskin Naturals' Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum.




Product Description

Experience the powerful anti-aging effects of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid while nourishing your skin with the highest quality natural & organic ingredients available.

* Significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines
* Fades dark circles and age spots
* Firms skin for a healthier, younger look by increasing its elasticity
* Reduces hyperpigmentation for more even skin tone
* Brightens skin by suppressing melanin synthesis
* Protects your skin from free radicals, sun exposure, and environmental stresses by nourishing it with powerful antioxidants

My Thoughts

A great plus for me is when a product doesn't leave a sticky feeling and when my face doesn't look shiny after application. Truskin Naturals' Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum was as advertised. My skin is on the oily side, so I'm a little careful in choosing skin care products because I don't want my face to look greasy. I was amazed at how my skin felt so soft after my first application. Sure, creams and moisturizers do the job, but the way the serum made my skin soft was different.

It's brightening power also works because my dark spots are gone, too. I've been using a cream to fade dark circles, but I saw very little improvements. It only took a few days with the serum. My crow's feet have slightly lightened, too. If I continue to use the serum, I'm sure they will be less visible.



Pros

The highest quality and most effective natural & organic ingredients were used to make the serum and no alcohol or parabens were added. IT does not leave an oily or greasy residue and works well with makeup. The serum is backed with a hassle-free 90-day satisfaction guarantee + amazing customer service.

Cons

It's almost been a week and I have had no problems. I love how it makes my skin smooth and supple.

Recommendation

If you're tired of using so many products to hydrate, brighten and keep skin looking youthful, Truskin Naturals' Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum is for you. It does not clog pores nor leave a glossy look. The serum will bring out the glow in your skin.

Truskin Naturals' Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum is available at Amazon. For more information about the serum and if you want to find out what other products they offer, please visit the TSN website. You may also like and follow them on Facebook for updates.

I will also be giving away a bottle of  Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum to one lucky reader. Please watch out for it.

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, April 18, 2014

Review: Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses



Who would have thought keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold is possible in a drinking glass? Well, it is and I'm glad I was given a chance to find out if the Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses are everything they are advertised.





Product Description

Made of durable, heat resistant, mouth-blown borosilicate glass of the finest quality, the 12 oz. Serafino glasses are the largest in the Ozeri Artisan Series of award-winning handcrafted drink ware. Borosilicate glass is stronger than common glass, shatter-resistant and with the Serafino's double-walled design, it offers the ultimate insulation to maintain drinks at their ideal temperature. The Serafino's unique double wall design suspends drinks within an inner wall for an attention-grabbing optical effect, while the wraparound contour provides a natural aesthetic grip. Each glass is made to keep your hands cool even with your hottest drinks and free of condensation with your chilled beverages. The patent-pending Serafino is great for coffee, cappuccinos, hot or iced teas, cocktails, frozen beverages and much more. Each set contains 2 handmade glasses designed for lifetime use. The Serafino glasses are completely dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe and ship in an elegantly printed and carefully packaged box with a 1 year warranty.

My Thoughts

The glasses are beautifully crafted. Each glass is contoured to give you an easy grip and has a double design to create an illusion that your drink is suspended in mid air. That's pretty cool! For sure, I will have loads of fun serving different kinds of drinks in these glasses.




What's more? You can take your morning Java without having to worry about it getting cold easily. It can keep your drink hot for a long time. I tried holding it while the drink is hot and I was able to lift it without burning my hands. And when I placed a very cold drink, the glass didn't sweat and it didn't produce a condensation ring on my wooden table.

The glasses aren't thick and heavy, but they are durable. They don't break or chip easily. I say that because I tried bumping the two glasses (No, I wasn't too brave to drop it. Ha-ha) and nothing happened.

Pros

The Serafino glasses are heat and shatter resistant. Borosilicate is used to make them, so they are stronger and more durable than common glass. The wraparound contour design allows a natural aesthetic grip. They are designed to keep your hands cooler with hot drinks and free of condensation with chilled beverages. They are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.




Cons

None! These are the coolest glasses I've ever used.

Recommendation

These are perfect for those who keep dropping and breaking their glasses. The Serafino double wall glasses are shatter resistant and very durable. They ship in an elegant 4 color printed box with a 1 Year Warranty; Satisfaction Guaranteed.

These amazing glasses can be purchased on at Amazon. And for more information about the Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses, you can check the Ozeri website and for updates, you can like them on Facebook.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are 100% mine and was in no way influenced by the brand or anyone. All photos used in the review were taken by myself or family. Do keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Girl's of Summer Matilda Jane Giveaway (ends Apr.28)

Welcome to the Girl's of Summer Matilda Jane Giveaway!

Hosted by Mostly Together Mommy



Matilda Jane Clothing is well known for the joy, fun, and quality they put into every item coming out of their workshop. Well, they've done it again! The new Wonderful Parade collection is right on time for spring, with bright colors and fun new prints that you can mix and match to show off your little girl's individual spirit.

You can find a review of some of the collection from Renae at Mostly Together Mommy.

One lucky winner is going to take home a $50 Matilda Jane Gift Card! This giveaway is open to all those in the U.S. and Canada and ends on April 28, 2014. One entrant per household, please!


*This blog has not been compensated for promoting this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Top Essential Things to Carry to the Beach


We're in the midst of summer and I am so sure that the scorching heat is already driving you nuts. And while the air conditioner in your room is working full time, it's not enough to cool you down. So, what better way to beat the heat? The beach, of course! But, wait a minute. Before you go and head to the beach with your friends, check this list of things first. For sure, you've packed your swimsuit, some clothes, a towel, your flip flops and your gadgets, but did you remember to bring your sunblock? Below is your go-to guide to top beach things you should never forget.

Sunscreen

Sure, you want to bask in the sun and stay in the water all day, but you should also protect yourself from the sun's dangerous rays. The rate of skin cancer is on the rise and a good sunscreen can help cut down your risk of developing it.

Lotion infused with Aloe Vera or Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera easily soothes sunburned skin. And whether your skin has been burned or not after basking in the sun, applying lotion after taking a shower will instantly soothe hot skin.

Bring a mouthwash

You have your soap, shampoo and conditioner with you, but have you packed a bottle of Swish Breath Spray? Powered by Surefresh Technology that kills bad breath causing bacteria, plaque and gingivitis, this will ensure you have fresh breath all day! Plus, it's alcohol Free, so it's safe to use every day.





And unlike other mouthwashes, it doesn't sting. You can be sure that you'll have an enjoyable gargling experience. By the way, Swish is a quality product of Unilab, a name you can trust when it comes to healthcare and skin products. Check their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SwishPhilippines.

Sunglasses and Sun Hat

Sunglasses and sun hats will protect your eyes and skin from the scorching heat of the sun.

First Aid Kit

You'll never know when you'll need this so you should always have this in your beach bag. Your kit should include antacids, gas relief tablets, paracetamol, antidiarrheal medicine, antihistamine for allergies, mild laxative, pain reliever, Bandaid, bandages, insect repellent and candied ginger for motion sickness.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in exchange for my honest opinion. All that was expressed here are 100% mine and was in no way influenced by the brand or anyone. All photos used in the article were taken by myself or family. Do keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Frozen Bean Giveaway (ends Apr. 26)

Frozen Bean Blends Giveaway


Sponsor: Frozen Bean

The Frozen Bean is a leading manufacturer of specialty desserts and beverages for the food service industry. They use only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world, delivering products that far exceed the market in taste and quality. Their research staff has developed delectable blends of specialty desserts and beverages that are simple to make and served as your own gourmet treats.

Prize: Assorted Case of Frozen Bean Products $60 RV
Dates: 4/12-4/26
Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. 
Good luck!




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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: Belitae Organics FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If radiant, beautiful and young-looking skin is what you are aiming for, a serum is what you need. I've read a lot about Vitamin C serums in the past, but it was only recently that I was able to try it. I love its effect on my skin and I'm glad I was given a chance to try yet another great product. This time, it's from Belitae Organics.




Product Description

What makes this Vitamin C serum so unique? It is formulated with STAY-C50! STAY-C50 is proven to be a more stable and bioavailable form of Vitamin C...unlike any other serum! This Vitamin C serum bio-converts to L-ascorbic acid with the enzymes in the skin and so it is available when needed! And although STAY-C 50 is an extremely potent antioxidant, it does not oxidize in the bottle.

Did you know that when you apply Vitamin C topically it is 20 times more effective for your skin than ingesting a vitamin capsule? Finally, there is a way to turn back the clock-treat your skin with the highest quality Vitamin C serum proven to restore, refine and brighten skin.

Try our Vitamin C Serum and Benefit From: -Reduction in age spots and discoloration -Smoother, more vibrant skin -Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles -Hydrated, healthier and younger looking skin -Boost in collagen production

What Makes Belitae a Great Vitamin C Serum

-Formulated with STAY-C50 a proven bioavailable form of Vitamin C
-A quick acting, easy absorption formula which goes on easy, smoothly, and lightly. Made in the USA (FDA registered facility)
-98% natural and 72% organic ingredients
- NO added fillers
- Cruelty Free
-Added benefits of Amino Complex, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Aloe Vera

Important Information

Indications
For All Skin Types. Use Daily for Best Results.

Ingredients
Organic Aloe Vera and Organic Gotu Kola and Organic Horsetail and Organic Geranium and STAY-C 50 (Vitamin C) and MSM and Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel and Kosher Vegetable Glycerin and L-Arginine and Jojoba Oil and Phenoxyethanol (1%) and Ethylhexyl Glycerin (1%)

Directions
Apply 2-3 drops to the face and neck twice daily after cleansing. Allow for absorption before applying moisturizer.

My Opinion

I'm in my forties and dark spots are my main problems. Except for crow's feet, I don't have any other facial lines to worry about, yet. I immediately tried the Belitae Organics FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum when I got it in my mail a few days ago.

As expected, it made my skin feel soft and smooth instantly. But it was the brightening effect that really surprised me. Three days of using it (I use it twice daily, by the way), and I already noticed that the brown spots on my face have lightened. And although I cannot make claims for the crow's feet, yet, I have to give this serum a lot of credit for the wonderful effects on my skin.




Pros

It's easy to apply and not messy at all. Unlike other skin care products that promise to turn back the clock, this serum works fast. A couple of drops can cover the face and neck area, so a little goes a long way. Organic and natural ingredients were used and it won't irritate even the most sensitive skin. It's packaged in an attractive blue bottle and a pretty box that makes it look expensive, but it's not.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about this serum. After trying it, I don't think I can go without it.

Recommendation

Perfect for those who are trying to get rid of dark spots and for those who are looking to hydrate skin. The Belitae Organics FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum is available on Amazon for only $15.95.

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