Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stunner of the month



I have talked to y'all about a few subscription boxes from everything from makeup to healthy living products. I will stand by my statement that subscription boxes are so much fun to me because it's like getting a present every month. Most of the time even if I know exactly what I am getting once I open the box and touch everything it is so exciting.

Today I want to tell y'all about Stunner of the Month. With this monthly subscription box you can strut a new adorable pair of sunglasses every month for only $9.00. I love sunglasses and wear them daily because I don't like to be outside without them. But the problem is I misplace my sunglasses or break them a LOT.  For some strange reason I never think to have a backup so I go without sunglasses until I get to the store. This box is a dream for people like me.

I wasn't sure what kind of sunglasses to expect but I'm pretty flexible when it comes to my selection. I pick up a few pairs try them on if I like them and they look good I get them. It doesn't matter what color, size,  or shape I have worn them all.  I pulled out my pair of sunglasses as of of the cute little draw sting bag and thought they were very cute.

As you can see they are stylish and sort of funky with the big black rims and gold trim. The quality is exactly what you would expect if you went to the store and paid $9.00 for a pair of sunglasses. The box also came with a key chain eyeglass screwdriver one side Phillip and one side flat so you are prepared to repair any sunglasses/eyeglasses.




I think this is a super fun subscription box and for only $9/m it's extremely affordable. You can like Stunner of the Month on FaceBook and Follow them on Twitter for cool things like contest and pictures of other subscribers in their Stunners. 


I received a Stunner of the Month box in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinion expressed is all mine. I only recommend products I feel are good for my readers.  


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mally Beauty

I've been seeing Mally Beauty but never had the pleasure of trying it until recently. They agreed to work with me for a review and I was sent an EverColor Poreless Face Defender and a Waterproof Volumizing Mascara. I'm very excited to tell y'all about both of them.




Mally's EverColor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. It yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it last from morning to night. Face Defender gives you a flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. If you are like me you think wow but where do I fit this into my beauty routine? So I found a super cute video on the Mally site and what they have found is powder settles into your fine lines and pores and instead of covering them it in a sense accents them!! That's not why we wear make up is it? We never want to accent our flaws.



So Evercolor Poreless Face Defender comes in a compact with the most amazing application sponge. It is clear with a cream like consistency. To apply you dip the sponge and pat on. They recommend not rubbing because you may move your make up. I was so afraid to let go of my powder, it has been a part of my beauty routine for a very long time. But I threw caution to the wind and tried Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender.



I know I've mentioned before my skin is oily and with this product I have experienced no oiliness. My face looked matte and finished just like i would have applied powder. It blends very well and being clear of course you don't see it. What I did notice is my pores didn't look as big. Normally I scream in the mirror because my pores look like craters. But with the FaceDefender they were not as noticeable. It feels like nothing on and it only cakes if you put too much in one area but that's easily corrected. Just blend a little more. My foundation lasted all day and I experienced no pealing or flaking. If you notice my makeup looks flawless. It's like I have no blemishes what so ever, which is NOT the case but it's nice to look like that. I give this product 2 thumbs up. It's one of those products you don't know you need until you try it.  Oh and the sponge is so soft and works so great if I can buy just the sponge I'm getting some.

I will admit I thought great another mascara but I am a huge mascara snob. I found one that I love and since then no others come close. So I was prepared to hate this mascara. I was pretty convinced it would not be for me but I tried it any way. When I pulled it out I thought it was incredibly cute in it's pink tube. So I opened the Mally Volumizing Mascara the brush is a normal shape and not extremely thick. I liked the shape and size because I could easily use it on my lower lashes. That is a really big deal because most of the time I use a separate mascara for my bottom lashes.




I applied the mascara by doing the wiggle technique, not the swiping. If you are not familiar with the wiggle let me explain, you take the brush and 'wiggle" it from side to side against the a lashes instead of going from the base of your lashes up. This is my go to technique and I find it helps achieve volume avoid clumping and sticking. I was very amazed at the amount of volume this mascara provided. The wow factor was there as well because it made my lashes bold and visible. Even the hubby complimented on it. It goes on easily and dries quickly between layers. This can be an everyday mascara or a dramatic look, night on the town mascara. It is very long lasting with no flaking or peeling. Despite being waterproof it removes easily without a messy residue. I give this mascara 2 thumbs up I love it. It works as well as my favorite which is saying a lot.

bare lashes

1 Coat


2 coats


Both of these products are on Mally's best selling list and I see why. I would recommend trying them and I will purchase them when I run out. I am very impressed with Mally Beauty and would like to try their other products.  Do you have a favorite Mally Beauty product or something you would love to try?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Can't wait to see more Mally Beauty like them on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest  



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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Snowberry Skin care



When I read about SnowBerry Skin care I knew I wanted to try it. It is skin care from New Zealand that was born of necessity. The founder and cosmetician Soraya Hendeis said she was simply unable to find skin care she felt she could trust.  I was so excited when I got a chance to review a few products for y'all.

Since she was unable to find the skin care she wanted for herself she set out to create something entirely new. She waned skin care that would make no compromises - not in functionality or safety, nor in the inclusion of optimum quantities of the finest bio active ingredients obtainable anywhere in the world. She was determined to create an uncomplicated system of natural beauty care that worked.

Based the website's recommendations for my oily/combination skin the chose the Nourishing Exfoliator, Instant Deep Cleanser, and Gentle Remineralising Toner. All of them have no lauryl sulphates, petrachemicals, propylene or butylene Glycals, valatile alcohols silicones, DEA or MEA ingredients. They are dermatologist tested and NOT tested on animals.

The Gentle Remineraliing toner is different from any toner I have used before. This one is a gel that lathers into a foam then you wash it off.  It lathers nicely and leave my face feeling clean with no sticky residue. I used it after my cleanser and just applied my moisturizer over it. It is a medium consistency with a light scent. I really like it and since it is a combination product that tones and cleanses at the same time.  Unless you have a heavy amount of make this product is all you need to cleanse your face so it's also a time saver!





The Instant Deep Cleanser, is you guessed it, a liquid facial soap.  It's a thin consistency and also has a light smell. It doesn't lather very much which is a little off putting to me. I associate lather with cleaning so in my mind my face is not getting clean. That is probably not true at all but that is my opinion. That being said, after use my face feel soft without any stickiness. It is recommended to use the Instant Deep Cleanser in the evening because it excels at removing makeup and the Remineralising toner in the morning.



The Nourishing Exfoliator is a very gentle exfoliating cream.   Of course being an exfoliator it has beads, the beads are very effect because you can feel them scrubbing yet they are gentle.  It works into a slight lather and the beds slowly dissolve the entire time it feels like it is moisturizing while exfoliating. It has a very pleasant light smell. I love this exfoliator it my favorite of the three.



There are lots of amazing products available on their site so go check them out. Like them on FaceBook for tips and new releases. Who knows maybe even a giveaway or two?


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



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent Giveaway



I think it's safe to say from your comments most of us agree, laundry is no fun. It's actually hard work. Washing clothes is not hard but sorting and folding.  I want my children to pitch in so I ask them to put their clothes in the hampers but then all of my clothes are mixed. I have goods with every days and whites mixed in with everything  else. Luckily I have not had many white shirts pop up pink but I have seen striped shirts were the white strip turned a lighter shade of the opposite color after washing.  But we all know that bleeding is to be expected .

Until now - Purex is introducing their newest detergent - Purex No Sort with anti-color transfer technology. So what does that mean to you?  This is only the latest innovation in laundry and the anti-color transfer technology traps loose dyes in the wash and reduces color bleeding accidents in your mixed color loads leaving your clothes bright and clean.

You still have to be cautious and wash strongly colored fabrics or new clothes, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex No Sort.



Purex is giving away $1,000 and a year's supply of No Sort laundry detergent click here to enter.  But while you're here you can enter to win one of three bottles of Purex No Sort Laundry detergent.  That means I have to go over the rules so here they are:

Entries will be accepted from 4/14/14 - 4/28/14 

Good luck -- three lucky winners will be randomly chosen through the RaffleCopter. You MUST be following me on Twitter or GFC or like alwaysblabbing on FaceBook to be eligible to win. This giveaway is open to US residence only, I am very sorry. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing information. Please note if follow/like and unfollow/unlike after every giveaway you can be disqualified.

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I received a bottle of laundry detergent complimentary in exchange for this review. 

Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System



I don't know if I have ever mentioned it before but I have very frizzy hair. I have to work very hard to remove the frizz and even harder to keep the frizz away. I live in south Louisiana and almost every day is extremely humid so I'm sure that is a huge contributing factor. My hair is also naturally wavy so not only do I have to fight humidity but like most girls I love to use heat and color my hair (but don't tell anybody) so I guess that may share some of the blame.  I use numerous products most of the time they work but sometimes they just don't work .

When I was chosen to try the Zelo Professional Brazilian Keratin Smoothing system I was super excited. It is designed for frizz and curl control to give you salon results at home. it's said to eliminate frizz, add manageability, soften curls, reduce styling time, conditions hair, repair damage, add shine, is color safe with no harsh chemical. So in other words it's safe, simple, and affordable plus it works on ALL hair types.

I was not sure what to expect before I got my package but I assumed it was a shampoo, conditioner, and some other product. When I got my package and read the instructions, I was surprised it is only 2 products one is a Clarifying deep cleanser and the other is called Action Keratin smoothing solution.

Before with no products and air dried!


after 

The system is so simple to use all you do is clean your hair with the clarifying deep cleanser which is a shampoo type product. It doesn't give extreme lather but enough to the job if you make sure your hair is saturated. After that you towel dry then spray and spread the Keratin solution throughout your hair. Wait 45 minutes and wash it out using the Clarifying solution. The last thing you do is blow dry and straighten as usual. They are both a medium consistency and neither have an extremely strong smell.

You can see a big difference in my hair so I'm impressed. This treatment is said to last 30 washes so I'm anxious to see if it will continue to reduce the amount of frizz for that long.  Do you have a problem with frizz? You can purchase your own at Drugstore.com and Walgreens.com (on-line only)

Zelo  has other amazing hair care products as well. Like them on FaceBook to see all the newest releases.


I received this product complimentary but the opinion expressed is all mine. I only recommend products I feel are good for my readers. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Adovia Dead Sea Mud facial Mask


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



I've talked to y'all about a few facial mask before but just in case you don't know I'll tell you. I love face mask it is a great way for me to feel pampered even if it's a few minutes. I try to treat myself to mask at least once during the week.  They are usually very nice for my skin and make my skin feel great.

I recently discovered a new mask the Adovia Dead Sea Mud mask is great for Oily Skin, Blackheads,  Eczema, and Psoriasis and it combines natural ingredients with modern science.

I was very excited but I expected the same results as the ones before. Adovia mineral based products work wot restore  your skin's natural inner balance allowing it to renew and rebuild itself to achieve visibly smoother, healthier, and younger looking skin. Your skin cells are replenished with vital nutrients, resulting in a naturally smooth rejuvenated healthy complexion.

I was very excited when I was chosen to review this mask and I expected the same results as the ones before, which would have been fine. So I used it like instructed I covered my face and let it sit for 20 minutes. It was a funny color and my children laughed at me but they always do laugh at my face mask for one reason or another. It never got extremely hard or dry like others I have tried it only dried a little.  I washed it off with warm water and my face felt great. I had no redness or irritation. But here is the AMAZING part I noticed later in the evening that all of the black heads I recently discovered were gone.



I have never had a mask remove those black heads like that. I was going to buy a pore strips but now I don't need them. I really like this mask and would recommend trying it. I will probably repurchase it once this one is done.

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.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Measurable Difference Laash Amplifying Mascara and Primer

                                        How would you like to make your eyes pop?

Not like that silly! Like this 

Okay maybe not that dramatic! But it sure is pretty and I have to disclose it's NOT my creation. I am not that talented yet. Oh who am I kidding, I doubt I'll be that talented.

Maybe you don't want to go that drastic but now you can create the look of longer, thicker, fuller lashes without falsies and while doing so condition your lashes. Sounds too good to be true? It's really not, I'm here to tell or better yet show you how. I received a Measurable Difference Lash Amplifying Mascara and Primer to try. 



So what is a lash amplifying mascara and primer? Well it's said to give instant, luscious-looking lashes for simply divine eyes. How you ask? Well it contains Regealash an amazingly effective peptide complex designed to nourish, hydrate, and condition lashes and brows for healthier, longer looking lashes and full looking brows in just 4 - 6 weeks. It's been clinically tested ophthalmologist tested , not tested on animals and is fragrance free.  
Before use/no mascara 





I haven't been using it that long but as you can see my lashes do look thick and luscious, if I must say so myself. If you are wondering the eyeshadow used is Wet N Wild Lust.These pictures are with the primer and 2 coats of mascara. It layers extremely easy with little dry time between coats. There is no flaking or peeling and it a long lasting mascara. It removes easily with no messy residue. 

Overall I am pleased with the mascara and primer and will continue to use it. At this time I'm unsure if I would purchase it but I will continue to monitor my lash growth over time. 

Show Measurable Difference some love on FaceBook , TwitterPinterest, YouTube , and Google + they have lots of other products that look amazing so go check them out. 

I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opionion expressed is all mine.