Thursday, October 23, 2014

October's Wantable Jewelry box

I have subscribed to and reviewed a lot of beauty boxes Wantable is by far my favorite. I have reviewed the jewelry, intimates, and makeup and they were all amazing. This month's is no different. In fact this month made my literally jump for joy I was so excited.  The quiz when I signed up really matched my personality and style perfectly with the jewelry I got in this box.

All of my jewelry was protected in a very pretty velvet pouches. They even snap shut so they can be used to store the piece.  I thought that was a very nice touch.

The first thing I pulled out was a two toned bangle bracelet with gold one side and matte silver on the other. Super cute with a hinged opening to make it adjust to the size of your wrist.

The next thing was the Misty Watch with an adjustable silver band and rhinestones around the face. This watch is GORGEOUS - I'm in love. It is dressy enough to be worn with a dress and heels but can still be worn with casual clothing as well.

The next thing was a  the Aztec inspired Britt Necklace. With an over-sized dangling turquoise pendant on a gold tone chain. It is modern yet antique looking and it is very pretty! I can't wait to wear it with the new that is all over this season.

The last thing I received was a small Jessica Bracelet. It's a thin silver bangle bracelet. There are little accents at each end of the bracelet That looks like it would be be an accent to the beautiful watch I got.

If you can't tell over all I am VERY happy with my October Wantable Box I will wear every piece. The total retail value of all four pieces is $84.00. Definitely worth the $36.00 I spent on it!

I would love a Wantable subscription for Christmas this would be an amazing gift for me! Every month would be like opening that present over and over.

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Is Stress making your hair gray??

Is Stress Giving You Gray Hair?
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My mother used to point to her graying head of hair, and say to me and my two sisters we were responsible for it. I never felt the guilty party, but what was impressed on my sullen teenage brain was the link between stress and gray hair. The memory haunted me when I discovered a rogue clump of white hair around my forehead, that seemingly appeared overnight. I recalled my looming deadlines, late nights, and run-ins with a few strong personalities. Was stress making me turn gray?
I reminded myself to stay calm, and did what everyone in our modern age does, I went straight to the Internet for answers and found more anecdotal evidence. Witness how President Obama and President Bush turned gray as their terms progressed. Heavy (and silver) is the head who wears the crown. Legend has it, Marie Antoinette’s locks turned gray the night before her date with the guillotine.
Yet, when scientists and doctors are asked whether stress causes the acceleration of gray hair, you won’t get a definitive answer. Most experts say the connection between stress and graying is a myth, though extreme stress may cause a hair loss event (the condition is known as telogen effluvium, but that is a different area of investigation).
One of the reasons aging, not stress, has been attributed to graying is because the rate in which we lose pigments is slow and steady. Hair grows about half an inch per month and the lifespan of a strand is about two to three years. This cycle may get disrupted during physiological stress, such as illness, drastic weight loss, or childbirth, but psychologically-derived stress is too temporary to change hair color.
If not stress, what causes hair to go gray? This much we know, hair color is produced by melanin, and as we age, we produce less of it. The rate of our melanin production is determined by genetics. Blaming your parents, in this context, would not only be scientifically accurate, but also productive. You can gauge when you’ll begin to gray by finding out what age it happened to your parents.
The good news: concern for your children, your high-pressure career, and other anxiety triggers are not causing or accelerating your change in color. Stress still is linked to wrinkles and hair loss (plus it’s unhealthy), but in the area of hair color, the bottom line is, it’s not a factor.
Another upside, if you’re reading this blog, you can cover grays quite easily and painlessly with Madison Reed. Now is the perfect time to try Madison Reed's healthier for you color! Happy October! Take $10 off your first purchase of Madison Reed hair color - just use the offer code OCTOBERLOVE at checkout.

Honey Love Essentials Giveaway

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Welcome to the Honey Love Essentials giveaway hosted by All Natural Mom 101 and sponsored by Honey Love Essentials.
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The all natural butters in Honey Love Essential's lotion bar are safe for all skin types. It provides long lasting moisture without being heavy and clogging pores. Honey Love Essentials Lotion Bars are made from food grade oils that soothe damaged cell, not irritate.

The Lavender Lotion Bar leaves your skin silky soft all day. Made of all natural butters combined with lavender essential oil to heal and moisture the skin with no artificial fillers or preservatives. I would love to try a lotion bar. I need all the help I can get with moisturizing so this would be a great product for me.

One lucky reader of All Natural Mom 101 and alwaysblabbing will win an all natural Lavender Lotion Bar from Honey Love Essentials.

Giveaway will start Oct. 23rd and end on Nov. 1st.

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Win a KeepSafe RFID Wallet

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We want to thank our wonderful sponsors for their participation in our Holiday Gift Guide this year. We have over 70+ sponsors participating. Be sure to head over to our review area on the blog and check out all the wonderful items we have listed. Also a big thanks to our blogger friends for helping us promote our events.
The Allett company began in 1995 with the idea of making a wallet which is thin enough to sit on comfortably when placed in a back pocket. Their wallets are made from high quality materials and are manufactured in the United States. The Allett KeepSafe RFID Original wallet is unique from the other wallets in the Allet Line in that it has a special protective layer which prevents RFID cards from being externally scanned through it. I love to get gift ideas for men. I have a very hard time shopping for the men in my life. Wallets make perfect gifts and this one looks amazing. 

Hannah at Life of a Southern Mom recently had the chance to work with Allett and review the KeepSafe RFID Wallet. Visit her website here to read her full review.
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Date: October 23rd – November 6th at 11:59PM EST
Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Prize: One winner will receive a KeepSafe RFID Wallet from Allett. (RV $49.95)
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By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jennifer at and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Surpah's Small lightweight BMI bathroom scale

I may not like them but I am no stranger to scales so when Surpah asked me to review their Small Lightweight BMI bathroom scale for y'all I was more than happy. I was VERY excited to see it was pink. As you must know, normally scales are grey, black, or white.

This scale turns on very easily with just a little pressure from my foot. For anyone who has ever beaten up a scale to get it to come on, you know what I mean. And a new "Sense-ON" patent-pending technology I get an instant readings when I step on the scale.

It is extremely easy to set a profile and it only takes seconds for your weight to measure. Then it remembers you the next time you step on.  It hold up to 4 profiles and measures body weight measurement and Body Mass Index (BMI)

I am very impressed at how compact and slim the scale is as well. It is lightweight but extremely durable and sturdy. The digital LCD screen is very bold and easy to read with the blue black light, no squinting to see what I weigh. It has a very pretty, shiny pink surface that I will proudly display in my bathroom.

Thanks to skidproof stands I have noticed the scales doesn't slide around my bathroom like my older one did.

This scale is amazing for the price and Surpahs offers 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Oh and if Pink is not your color, it comes in white as well.

I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinion expressed is all mine. Regardless, I only recommend products I feel are good for my readers. 

Youphoria Yoga Towels Review

I've said before I don't do yoga but I use a mat every workout. I never knew the importance of a yoga towel until I used one. They are an easy way to extend the life of your yoga mat.  So when I got to work with Youphoria Yoga and review their towel for y'all I was very excited. 

The material is 80% Polyester/20% Cotton and the towel is very thick and absorbent so placing it over your mat, will prevent your mat from getting nasty from sweat and germs. 

Not only does it extend the life of your yoga mat it reduces the risk of bacteria. It is so much easier to throw the Yoga towel in the washing machine than washing your yoga mat.

The Youphoria Yoga towel is non-slip and skid-less did you know just using a bath towel can turn mat into a dangerous slip and slide?  I didn't know that but maybe I need to retry yoga now that I have this towel. They say being nonslip - It will help you be able hold advanced poses longer with peace of mind that your towel will stay in place for the duration of your Yoga experience. I really don't think that was my problem but since I have tile floors I really need my mat as nonskid as possible.

As you can see from the picture the towel is well made and the stitching is very tightly woven. So far after use, I have seen no raveling or hanging threads. 

For a limited time - Buy one Youphoria Yoga Towel and one Youphoria Yoga Mat and get $5.50 OFF your Total Purchase and Qualify for FREE SHIPPING when you ENTER CODE 1MAT1TWL at checkout!

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