Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ancient Greek Remedy Oil offers an organic option for my skin that works #AncientGreekRemedyOil

 I love to use natural skin care wherever possible. This simple oil crafted from naturally grown olives is  rich in vitamins that support my skin. I believe that using a good, natural moisturizer like Ancient Greek Remedy Oil can support against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with regular usage. I have definitely noticed a difference in how I need to moisturize versus my 30's. My skin seems to get dry so much faster. There is no way I can skip a night with my moisturizer. The Ancient Greek Remedy Oil makes it easy though...even on the nights I am exhausted I can blend a few drops into my skin and ta-dah. Off to bed and my skin still looks refreshed in the morning when I get up.

Ancient Greek Remedy 100% Pure Oil is made from organically grown ripe olives and contains no preservatives, solvents or chemical additives. This is a non-greasy, organic natural body oil is designed to nourish, repair and restore skin. It can even be used on hair and nails to restore them to their natural balance. Ancient Greek Remedy Oil quickly works to reduce parched skin. I noticed immediately how it  improved my complexion. Wherever you gently blend it in, it just locks in moisture. This organic oil works to to keep your body well hydrated and moisturized all day long.

I love that it is 100% vegan, natural and organic. Ancient Greek Remedy Oil is the perfect high quality blend of 100% pure organic cold pressed olive, lavender, almond and grapeseed oils. The combination provides a synergistic blend of rich vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and anti-oxidants that drenches the skin in moisture. I love the scent of this oil. It is so relaxing,  I actually enjoy taking a minute to massage it into my skin. Indulge your senses with the beautiful light scent of lavender, lift your mood, relax, and de-stress your skin with this wonderful healing remedy. This Ancient Greek Remedy Oil has been a family secret for decades and Bliss of Greece has just been recently shared their secret with me.
It is ideal for my 40+ skin. It even works well to rehydrate severely dry skin.  I have been using it comfortably on my body all week. I always recommend trying a patch test before applying a new product. It has simple ingredients that work gently but effectively. You can find this Ancient Greek Remedy Oil right online for easy shopping anytime.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Renuzit® Sensitive Scents keep my home fresh and welcoming GiVeAwAy @purex #SensitiveScents

Disclosure: I am a member of the Social Insiders. The brand provided me with samples of Renuzit® Sensitive Scents and coupons in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

I like to take the time when I can to add the little extras in my home that make it feel and look welcoming. It can be a challenge to do big projects between work and family but I can always do a few little things here and there that only take a minute or two. Think about it. There a a bunch of small touches that you can do in a jiffy that make a big difference. Flowers, seasonal decor and a fresh scent is always welcoming in any home. 

Some people prefer a lighter scent though and Renuzit Sensitive Scents has come through with a wonderful new line of products to meet that need. It is a new formula designed  to please everyone including those family members that might have sensitive noses. It provides a light, fresh scent without overpowering the senses. 

This weekend I picked up a few hardy annuals at my local big box store to brighten up my front porch and re-potted my pretty ceramic planter. It was high time to start bringing some spring into my home. It looks so much better and I love the look of spring. While I am on the topic of fresh scents, the interior of my home is also an area that I like to look and smell fresh. There are also some insider tricks that I employ here as a busy working mama that help my home smell fresh and welcoming every day.

Renuzit makes it easier for me with novel air freshener products like Renuzit® Sensitive Scents®    too. I love the fact that they have several option from a light spray to a scented oil and of course the adorable little cones with a modern touch.  Whether you prefer the oil, spray or cone, each one is a effective odor neutralizer that fills my home with refreshing fragrances! The gel cones or scented oils can blend in almost anywhere in your home and you get the benefit of the wonderful scents of Water Blossom + Cucumber, Pure Ocean Breeze, and White Pear + Lavender. You can spritz the spray anywhere you like to freshen up blankets, carpets or a stuffy room. The different scents are so welcoming and renewing! I was able to try all three different scents too and I just cannot decide on my fave. See what I have to say here:

I love how I can spritz quickly with the Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer Spray and get a fresh scent fast in any room in the house. For everyday freshness, Renuzit does the work with the gel cones or scented oils by continuously leaving the room with a light and fresh scent all month long. You just choose your fave fragrances and you are ready to go. Renuzit® Sensitive Scents makes it easy with several fragrance options that are each just lovely. Are you as excited as I am to try them all out? Well, get on over to the store a pick a few up. Let me know which scent you decided to try first. It is so hard to decide....maybe you will throw a few into the shopping cart and have a variety of home fragrances around the house. Different scents for all the bedrooms would be fun! Don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway to win your own coupon for a free Renuzit of your choice.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Double Scoop Bra Inserts can make you a real DoubleScoopGal @DoubleScoop @BuluBox

I received this product from Bulu Box and Double Scoop as a Bulu Box Brand Ambassador. Get your second box free too by using the code FANTASTIC. Get your own at Bulu Box right now by going here and getting the scoop.

I am always looking for a little bit of a lift whether I am going formal or on the beach in my bikini. There is no way I am going to going under the old knife to get the look I want. I like my shape! I love being able to jog, run, lift weights and more with comfort and style. That is why I love the orignal shape that started a revolution from my friends at Double Scoop. They created a comfortable and natural looking shapewear insert that gives me the lift I need, when I need it. This is the ideal shape that looks amazing with any kind of outfit or top.

Double Scoop is light and comfortable, just enough of an insert to help move the gals together, add a touch of volume plus enhance my cleavage. It adds that extra bit of something to really make my outfit get a double take.  The Double Scoop original can add up to cup size more than you already have plus you get a lift and the little bit of coverage you need to prevent show-through. Even if you are wearing your fave bikini and the pool is a bit chilly, no one will know unless you let out a big scream as you jump in. You are covered with Double Scoop. These push up bra inserts even come with special lingerie tape to make sure they stay in place during any activity.

The Double Scoop Push-Up Bra Inserts work for any dress, sports bra, swimsuit, bridal gown or  even lingerie. They are literally a temporary boob job in a box that works fast and does the job. Double Scoop Original has a patent-pending design that features a gradually padded wedge. The benefit of this is that I find it provides a natural-looking lift. That is what I am always going for. I don't want to look like I just walked out of a GoGo Bar, I just want to look a little bit more enhanced. You can even adjust your Double Scoop insert from under the boob to the side of your breast. It lets you find the perfect fit for added fullness or enhancing cleavage. Our Original size is recommended for smaller breast sizes AA, A, B and some C cups. It worked beautifully for me and was so much better than those flimsy pads that came with my bikini tops and sports bras. I have found the the original size Double Scoop will fit into the built-in insert pocket of most of my bras and athletic tops. It is very lightweight, easy to use and water-friendly. That is important since I don't want to be hefting around any kind of heavy and embarrassing silicone gel. Every package includes a pair of Scoops and 20 Double Stick Fashion Tape strips. There are lots of different options so you can pick what works for you. You have the ability to nix and match your mood or outfit. Double Scoop is a great way to rejuvenate saggy bras and freshen up a ho-hum wardrobe. Take my word, don't donate it just yet, first try it on again with Double Scoop.

Here I am before an after in a fave summer top. I was impressed with the addition of the Double Scoop insert in my bra. It added just enough to enhance my figure but still gave me a natural look. I like that I have the ability to adjust them too and I can add volume or enhance my cleavage as I want. Fun and easy and really adds some freshness to any outfit.

You can find out more about Double Scoop but visiting their website and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram. I always like to follow my fave brands since you get the inside "scoop" on specials, promos and new products. Meanwhile, hop on over to BuluBox and pick up your Double Scoop and pick up a few Bra Inserts for yourself to freshen up your own looks. Let me know how they work for you!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

NeoCell Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex #GlowGetter

If you are like me, you are always looking for healthy options to keep you looking and feeling prime. I am not getting younger each year, but I do everything I can to keep myself in great shape. That includes a healthy diet, exercise and using an SPF daily. I also take vitamins and minerals. One brand I have chatted about before and found has worked well for me is NeoCell. I had the opportunity to try another one of their products recently that is focused on collagen. Keeping the collagen levels up in my skin is a priority as I know that it is a building block for skin. NeoCell always has novel and innovative products that make it a tiny bit easier to keep my skin looking it's best.  Their newest product, NeoCell Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex was named Best New Product in Delicious Living Beauty +Body Awards. These awards recognize the very best in beauty and body products. The awards also support the safe cosmetics movement by recognizing products that are free of chemicals. You know I really try to use natural and organic products where ever I can so I love that this is a product that is free of chemicals. It has some significant skin support benefits that impressed me personally too.

 Derma Matrix is part of NeoCell’s new Platinum Matrix collection. What IS this? It is the world’s first premium line of nutraceuticals that specially targets collagen systems. Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex is designed to support the skin from the inside out. It is a powder that is super easy to use and incorporate into my everyday beverages. I wake up and grab a scoop and mix it with my water, juice or my healthy green smoothie. I can drink it at leisure on my quieter days or down it in seconds on busy days. It provides 6,000mg of BioActive NeoCell Collagen™, as well as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. The best part is that this new formula is dissolves instantly so it mixes up in a flash. I have been using it and I do notice that my skin is looking fresher and less dull. Even though it is still winter here in the mid-Atlantic my skin has a bit of a glow. My skin actually feels softer and looks brighter, even before I put on any makeup. I find this is just an easy addition to my healthy diet and fitness program. It makes a difference and it only takes a minute to drink it up.

Derma Matrix supports against
fine lines and wrinkles in the skin plus it supports skin firmness, hydration and elasticity. I like that this product contains clinically tested NeoCell collagen. It has been shown to boost skin hydration and support firm, smooth skin. It works synergistically with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and vitamin C and amla fruit extract to further support collagen formation. I can see the results myself. This is an easy to use supplement that supports my skin health from the inside out. I like that I can use SPF to protect my skin on the outside plus use NeoCell Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex to support it from the inside!

NeoCell has been known as “the original collagen people” for more than two decades. The company’s successful nutraceutical line includes Beauty Bursts, Biotin Bursts, Beauty Infusion, Keratin Hair Volumizer, Collagen Beauty Builder, Super Collagen+C Tablets, Super Collagen Powder, Collagen+C Pomegranate Liquid, Fish Collagen with HA, Collagen Type II and Collagen Sport, as well as other products that enhance both health and beauty. For more information, visit NeoCell.
Derma Matrix retails for $24.95 for a 6.46 ounce jar and is available at Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, GNC and natural product retailers nationwide. You can also pick up NeoCell Derma Matrix Collagen Skin Complex right online for easy shopping anytime too.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

NorskWall Slatwall Value Pack is an easy way to get organized and save space in the garage, laundry or in an office #Norskwall

I really like to be organized. It makes it so much easier to find things when everything is in its place. Places like the garage are notorious for becoming dumping grounds for all kinds of things. The problem is how can you find those things when you need them? A good organization system is the best solution but it doesn't have to be crazy expensive. NorskWall Slatwall Value Pack is a great way to start out getting organized.We decided to set our NorskWall Slatwall system in our garage. We needed a more convenient place to keep our skis as well as other large items like bikes. The NorskWall Slatwall lets you get those big items up and off the floor. It is easily adaptable with large and small hooks, baskets and more.

I received the NorskWall Slatwall Value Pack which covers 10 square feet of wall space. That was a great place for us to start and gets a lot of stuff off the floor of the garage. The dimensions of the value pack are: 48.25"W x 27"H. You can pick up the extras you need right online as well from hooks to baskets to corral your stuff. This is a safer way to keep your things too with no worries about tripping, damage or even running anything over with the car since everything is up, out of the way and off the floor. 

This is truly innovative wall storage to fit your lifestyle. The NORSKWALL™ SYSTEM is designed for either commercial or home use and is versatile enough for the garage, basement, laundry room or for commercial display use in a retail store environment. It is made to hold whatever you put on it too. It is constructed from heavy duty virgin cellular PVC plastic. It is clear that this system is both strong and durable. The company shared that is has been engineered to handle loads in excess of most other manufacturers. NORSKWALL™ is extremely innovative modular system too. It lets you to create a track whatever you budget or space limitations. It is adjustable too, you can simply add on to your NORSKTRACK™ by purchasing additional NORSKWALL™ kits to complete your project as you need more storage space. My husband and I put it in ourselves and it was a total DIY project that anyone can do. Even the directions are simple and clearly written. You can even check out the easy to follow video on installation to make it easier. We did consult it a few times to make sure we were doing everything correctly.  It goes super fast once you get the hang of it.

It was pretty easy to install as far as systems go. It took my husband and I about an hour to put this system in our garage.The NORSKWALL™ SYSTEM can be installed by one person (okay, my husband did most of the work to be truly honest) in a very reasonable amount of time due. The system uses a patented KWIK-CONNECT™ feature which allows each panel to quickly lock in place. Once we watched the video, it really did go very fast. You can quickly transform your any storage space into a tightly organized area. 

The NORSKWALL™ SYSTEM is also aesthetically attractive with clean lines and no exposed screws or hardware. I like the clean look. I especially love how we can have our garage more organized too. NORSKWALL™ kits contain everything you need to complete the installation. There is no need to buy color matched screws or expensive trim pieces that other manufactures charge you for separately. That was a big time saver as well. Usually most projects require multiple trips to the hardware store--not for this one. Everything was included in the package. My husband was impressed as well. NORSKWALL™ includes everything you need to complete a track or a wall in every kit.

  • EZ INSTALLATION – One person required, assembles in just minutes 
  • FLEXIBILITY – panels can be used to build a Track or Wall System 
  • COMPATIBILITY – Accepts hooks from many manufacturers
  • AESTHETICS – Hidden screws – no visible fasteners

  • 4x NorskWall™ sections
  • 2x Fixed Quad 6" Hooks
  • 2x Tall Big Mouth Hooks

You can find NorskWall Slatwall Value Pack right on Amazon for easy organizing anytime you are ready. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Beauty Box 5 February 2016 Birthday Sweets Subscription Box @beautybox5 #beautybox5 #hempnation #epicblend #starlooks #elizabethmott #mannakadar

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.

I love it....Beauty Box five has the fun beauty ideas for every day of the year whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  My little blue box from BB5 helps me manage to keep it all together at work and at home to freshen up my glam look no matter what the day holds for me.  BB5 shows you how you can squeeze in quality beauty time into even the days you gotta speed things along with a few little special products.  Check out all the trendiest of autumn fashions now that the long, hot days of summer are starting to fade! Don't forget to share your fave finds and share with friends too. Take a peek at a few beauty goodies to go along with your pretty fashions and maybe grab a few extra for friends. A BB5 subscription makes a great gift any friend would appreciate all year long.  

Everyone loves getting the inside scoop. I like trying new beauty products from sunscreens to lipsticks and find that I often find new faves.  That is one of the great things about BB5.  You can try lots of new things and sub in new favorites without being stuck with a huge bottle of this or that. I happens to the best of us even with green intentions. Sometimes I look at a product in the store but I worry it might not be for me and I don't want to spend all that money if I don't know that I really like it.  Who needs something else to sit on the bathroom shelf or take up more room in a drawer? I would always feel guilty. Every once in a while you get lucky and the store has a sample or perhaps a beauty company sends you a sample and you get to try it first.  That is the premise behind BB5.

The ideal solution for all of us is brought to you by Beauty Box 5. They understand and created their great beauty sampling box program. Beauty Box 5 is an amazing subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered right to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples monthly, quarterly or annually. You can start out at just $12 a month or save more by getting a longer subscription. Signing up to receive Beauty Box 5 each month is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you.  Each month they include tips and tricks for the products on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples each month.

Beauty Box 5 is always on the lookout for the latest new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free.  A fun way to check out lots  of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just up and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.

Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  One month you might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories or a mix of any of the above.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.

I just received the February Birthday Sweets Box this week.  The February theme is all about celebrations and why not? Beauty Box 5 just turned 4. It happened so quickly and even though they are growing up fast they always have all the tools and tricks to help you look pretty from your head to your toes.  Okay, but just how do you get your hair, lips, eyes and nails looking just so? Let BB5 help you out! The team at Beauty Box 5 wants to remember you are it is all about taking care of yourself.  They show you just how to style your hair and eliminate the frizzies. They give you the tools to freshen up your nails super fast and glam them up with hot winter colors. This month the focus is on the skin and face. Beauty Box 5 is here with a ton of special treats to help you along the way.  Here is the scoop on the amazing treats that were in this sweet sea blue February box:

As always, my box was filled with of lovely goodies that I could not wait to try. There were treats for my hands, face and body tucked in there this month.  There were several special items to keep me looking fresh and alluring wherever the chilly winter days take me from work to play.  They take me near and far too but hopefully not too far from home this winter. 

The first item in this box is a full size package of Hemp Nation Kiwi-Mango Body Wash I just adore a fruity body wash. I am always on the lookout for new washes and creams like this one to add a some freshness into my showers during the cold winter months. This gentle body wash smells just heavenly. By the way, I almost lost it completely to an unnamed tween but I was able to reclaim it and get at least one shower out of the container.  Retail: $7.99

What is a busy mama to do when she works long days but needs to look fresh all day long? Unfortunately work and social events continue to call so I call on reinforcements like this one from Elizabeth Mott. Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer prevents creasing and shadow stays on all day long. Even when I work all day and have an evening event and that is a miracle.  This is an easy to use tube that only takes one extra second and makes all the difference. I might get a second one for my travel make up bag so I can look fresh for my business trips--those days are even longer.  A deal at $20.

Winter lips for me are a constant work in progress. I am never without some kind of lip product even on the weekends and before bed. If you are in the mood for a fun lipcare product check out this Hemp Root Beer
Epic Blend Premium Lip Balm.  Yummy! Root beer soda is not usually on my healthy meals plan but this organic and all natural balm sure is permitted. It feels good on my lips and tastes delicious. Ummm, someone tried to pocket this one, as always this beauty enthused tween will remain anonymous but I snatched it right back. This lip balm is the perfect treat for my lips. This is priced reasonably too so enjoy...pick up a few to stash in your purse, ski jacket or by the nightstand.  This would also be a super cute little gift tucked into a Valentines gift bag for your best friend, your girls.  At this price I can collect a few more. Retail: $3.49

I love a good neutral lip product like this Starlooks Custom Lip Liner in Sultry Sangria.It was created especially for Beauty Box 5 in honor of their birthday. I really like lip products but for a while I forgot about lip liners. I don't know why but I have been getting back into lip liners this past year. I find that liners add that extra staying power for my lipstick, gloss or even work well as a matte base da solo on busy mornings. This color is an ideal neutral option to get a finished look that is great for any day of the week.  I am one happy Mama since lip liner let's me feel a bit more sophisticated no matter what this winter. A good deal at $16.

Aww, this is the last treat in the box but it is a good one. Manna Kadar Beauty 3-in1 Shadow, Blush and Highlighter in Fantasy is tiny enough to stash in any purse or makeup bag. It has just the right amount of color and sparkle and it looks great on my skin. I love the fresh glow which Lordy knows I need so much around this time of the year. The reality is that I don't have a ton of time, so I love multi-duty products like this that make my life easier.  Retail $19

So, are you ready to get in on the fun? The ladies from BB5 have put together another really amazing box full of beauty fun perfect to take you straight into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 and get in on the goodies to keep you looking fab all four seasons.

After you join, you can even spread your good fortune via Instagram and have an opportunity to win full-size versions of these products too! Don't forget to tag @beautybox5 and #bb5fave that way they know that it was you spreading the good tips and great products!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.