Hyaluronic Serum – Oz Naturals

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I am very pleased to work with Oz Natural and receiving a sample product in exchange for an honest review.

I have used a lot of amazing serums and this is hands down my favorite. I don’t think I could really ask for a more perfect product. There is no smell and goes on so clean and clear.  My skin feels amazing, and I feel like it has really helped to balance the moisture in my difficult to maintain skin.

Another thing I like about this product is that the packaging and company is transparent. The instructions are clear and precise.  I will buy this later in life.

It doesn’t smell at all and I feel like I am not wearing anything on my face when it dries.

This is one product I feel great about supporting and recommending. I look forward to trying other Oz Natural products.

OZ Natural’s natural and organic hyaluronic acid serum is considered to be the highest quality HA serum on the market.
CLINICAL STRENGTH anti aging, anti wrinkle serum (no cream) is proven to plump skin & fill in those fine lines and wrinkles.
THIS HYALURONIC ACID SERUM is guaranteed to give you that dewy, moisture boost needed to achieve that youthful glow & is proven to reduce skin’s fine lines and wrinkles.
Oour CRUELTY FREE, vegan hyaluronic acid serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types – This hyaluronic acid serum for your face is an extremely effective anti aging, anti wrinkle treatment.
MADE IN THE USA in a state of the art FDA registered facility – OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti aging products on the market – OZ Naturals products work & they work extremely well – This HA serum will provide your skin a more youthful appearance upon 1st use – We guarantee you’ll get results!

You can order some here: http://http://www.amazon.com/OZ-Naturals-Hyaluronic-Satisfaction-GUARANTEED/dp/B00C7DYBX0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1428716684&sr=8-3&keywords=oz+naturals

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Princess Aurora Costume from Wholesale Costumes

I adore costumes.

Lately, I have seen more and more Disney cosplays at cons and in social media, and in particular, Disney princesses.

Another trend? Jedi Disney Princesses. Which is just as fun as it sounds.

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So I was excited to partner with Wholesale Costume Reviewers and to get my hands on this Aurora costume in exchange for an honest review.

I saw Maleficant in theatres and I really enjoyed it. I’ve had my eye on doing more Disney costumes as of late.

I decieded for my first Disney cosplay I would try out Aurora. I liked the movie and loved how Aurora’s gentle and trusting nature created Maleficant’s character arc and storyline. I also chose this because I liked the costume and I could wear this one with my natural hair and not have to mess with a wig!

The dress itself is very dramatic. I feel like it makes an impact when you wear it. It definitely says  princess!

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The weakest part for me it the headpiece. It is a gold wire ring with some fabric leaves on it. It doesn’t quite make the dramatic and fairytale like impact that I wanted.  I will deifntly be adding pink flowers to it to make it more fun and fantastic. I personally don’t think there is any costume that will fit every single person’s needs without any alteractions or additions.

The sleeves are tight, not a question. If you have a little bit of a bigger chest, I would recommend buying a size up because there isn’t much give.

One thing I liked about the fabric is that the gold was kindof an ombre color, where in some light it had more pink and some it had more gold to it. That is a fun touch.

It closes with Velcro in the back. It definitely needs a slip.

Warning: there is lots of fine gold glitter and you know that gets everywhere! That doesn’t really bother me but it might bother some. The pink flowers detailing is a very interesting touch, I like it, but I think I might add some white paint to add a bit of contrast. They are painted on, not embroidered or silk screened.

Overall, I would recommend this dress. You might want to make a few alterations to make it special to you. But I am very happy with it!

you can get your own here:

    http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/new/  – New Costumes

     https://www.facebook.com/wholesalehalloweencostumes – Like WHC on Facebook

Book Review: Headstrong

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Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists.

In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light?      

Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.

If you have been following my blog at all you know I love books and I greatly enjoy reviewing them. It has been a little while though, since I have read a book that I couldn’t put down. So I knew when I saw Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World. I jumped at the opportunity to get a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely adored this book. It is an inspiring, uplifting and enjoyable read for a feminist like me. I hope to pass this book on to future generations of young women. As a child , my hero was Eugenie Clark, a female scientist who was the first women inducted into the Jacque Custoe Society.  I would have loved to read about more amazing female scientists. I recommend this to any girl who has an interest in women’s studies or science.

-Senna

Book Review- Effortless Healing

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I was pretty disappointed with this book.

First of all, I feel like most of what I read was stuff I already know, drink more water, make sure you get enough sleep, get your hugs when you can. I feel like that is pretty common knowledge.

Most of this book felt like common knowledge backed up by statistics. I didn’t feel like it was effortless at all. Unless you consider huge lifestyle changes effortless.

The biggest thing that was a turn off for this book for me was in Healing Principle 5, which was about vitamin d and sun exposure. The author recommends that the reader spend time in the sun, and use a tanning bed in the winter, without sunscreen.  I was absolutely horrified by this advice. I can’t think of a doctor who would seriously recommend prolong sun exposure without any kind of protection.  It is a well-known fact that skin cancer is a serious threat and I cannot pretend that this book recommending something that is known to be bad for you doesn’t bother me a lot. Yes, you need vitamin d, yes a little sun is good for you, but don’t act like skin cancer doesn’t exist.

There was an interesting bit about you air intake capacity, and I will continue to research some of the ideas in this book, but honestly, this isn’t one I would recommend without hesitation.

I received a free book in exchange for an honest review.

Senna

Maxasorb B12

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I love trying the newest technology in skin care, so I am happy to have this post powered by Brandbacker.

Maxasorb B12 is scientifically formulated to topically delivery Vitamin B12. Similar technology as our patented B-12 Patch is used in this skin soothing lotion. Each full application of lotion provides 320 micrograms of Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) plus 120 micrograms of Vitamin B3 (niacin) and 10 micrograms of Folate.

Maintaining overall energy levels and cognitive abilities supports a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin B12 and folate help preserve DNA integrity and are important for lowering homocysteine levels. Key medical experts even suggest that all healthy adults over 50 years of age supplement their diets with 100 to 400 micrograms per day of Vitamin B12.

Using Maxasorb B12 as directed is a safe and reliable method of absorbing key B-Vitamins. Infused with antioxidants and moisturizers, greaseless Maxasorb is easily absorbed into your skin. Each 1.7 ounce bottle delivers 30 applications of lotion in protected and measured amounts. Natural ingredients assure this lotion is gentle to your skin.

So far I like this product, It makes my hands feel very soft.  I only use it a little bit at a time, I have yet to try it on my face as of yet because right now I have some fun acne  that is currently hindering my skin care product experimentation. (First world problems.)

It feels a little thicker than most lotions I tend to use, this one is light pink and smells faintly of peppermint.

It includes natural ingredients like coconut oil, aloe and witch hazel. One thing to note is that it is only for use once a day and a little at a time. It is also only approved for children 12 and over. Consult a doctor before using on a child younger than 12.

You can check it out at the vitascience website here:

http://www.vitasciences.com

Senna

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Book Review- God Bless My Boo Boo

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Even the smallest scratches, bumps, and scrapes can sometimes be traumatic for children. When simple injuries happen, God Bless My Boo Boo is like a warm hug that helps ease the pain. Comforting, sweet, and sometimes silly rhymes guide readers through adorable scenes of baby animals and their boo boos and remind children that God is there to help. Just like Mommy Zebra makes a scraped knee better or Mommy Walrus helps tend a toothache, real moms will be able to use this book to make their little ones’ boo boos all better too!

I knew when I saw this book, I had to snatch it up. So, in exchange for an honest review, I did just that.

God Bless My Boo Boo  by Hannah C Hall is just what it sounds like, it is a sweet little picture book about dealing with injuries. For little kids, a minor scrape or bump can be very upsetting. This is a nice way of dealing with this scared tears.

The illustrations are sooo adorable, they are made up of cute and fuzzy animals being comforted by their parental counterparts.

I really like this very sweet little book.I think that this  would be a great bedtime story for a sick child.It would also make for a very lovely baby shower gift.

Book Review- John Shaw’s Guide to Nature Photography

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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors.

Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs.

I consider myself a photographer. I have worked hard to become a better photographer over the years and I think it shows in my work. So I was excited to get my hands on this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I greatly enjoyed going over the basics and learning a few tricks. Nature is one of my favorite things to capture on film and I am so thrilled to be able to use this book as a general reference book for my nature photography as well as other genres.

Nature’s Own Lavender Oil

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00% PURE, UNDILUTED LAVENDER OIL – Want the best therapeutic grade essential oil? Well, you’ve found it. Our Premium European Lavender Essential Oil is steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops of the English lavender and packaged in a dark amber bottle for maximized quality!

  • • Can be effective at easing headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, emotional stress and moisturizing dry scalp and hair. It is an excellent remedy for various types of pains including sore muscles, backache, rheumatism, sprains, strains and lumbago. Regular massage with lavender oil can provide joint relief. It is like having your own medicine cabinet in an amber bottle.
  • • FREE BONUS – Order Premium European Lavender Essential Oil now and receive a free bonus ($17.99 Value). You’ll get a FREE Bonus eBook “Lavender Oil: Nature’s #1 Health Booster” with your order! Experience the calming, relieving properties of our proven lavender essential oil today.
  • • 100% pure premium lavender oil has a clean, light scent and is one of the most versatile essential oils. Use in a diffuser, pot pourri burner or bath water; add to unscented lotion, body wash or shampoo; make your own bath salts, soap, candles, linen spray, sachets, bug repellant, massage oil and skin toner. Apply to skin as a natural treatment for acne, psoriasis, eczema, burns and sunburn. Use in the rinse cycle while doing laundry, great for sleep and with pet dogs. Compared to other pure organic oils.
  • • GUARANTEED TO WORK: — Either love the results you get with Premium European Lavender Essential Oil or we’ll send you your money back! That’s right, we keep it simple; If you don’t experience the results you expect from our premium essential oil, we’ll give you a full refund. No gimmicks or catch. Give it a try risk free! Just click add to cart to order now.

I adore lavender, and have wanted some for a long time, so when I was asked to write an honest review in exchange for a free bottle form Nature’s Own, I jumped at the opportunity. So far, I have only been able to use it for three things. I put a few drops in a hot bath with some Epsom salts for an at home spa, (which I highly recommend). I’ve put a few drops on my wool dryer balls to make my laundry smell great. Finally, I put some in a spray bottle and used it to refresh some things I can’t put in a washer! I’ve been really happy with all the results. You can also use some with almond oil and warm water for a decent cleaner. This is one of the most versatile essential oils around, and there are tons of uses and recipes. This product is a really generous portion at a fabulous price. It isn’t diluted and I would recommend it without hesitation.

goPURE Naturals Eye Gel

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SICK AND TIRED of Looking Older Than Your Age? Let Your Eyes Shine with Their Natural Beauty Again. Get Rid of Dark Circles, Under Eye Puffiness and Eye Bags

BEST EYE CREAM – 100% Natural Eye Gel Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles Restoring Youthful Look

REDUCES EYE PUFFINESS, DARK CIRCLES & WRINKLES – Formulated with Matrixyl 3000 (in Clinical Study Proven To Make Eyes Look 2 Years Younger In 1 Month of Use)

NATURAL INGREDIENTS – goPURE Eye Cram also contains Plant Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and a Proprietary Peptide Complex

100% MONEY BACK Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back – If You Can’t Honestly Say That Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger After 2 Months of Daily Use We’ll Give You Your Money Back! Made in the USA – Never Tested on Animals

I am to the point that I look for ingredients like vitamin c, vitamin e, and jojoba oil. I am becoming a big fan of plant stem cells. I am loving this product. It feels fresh and light and wonderful on my skin.

A lifelong struggle of mine has been under eye circles and darkness. I once had someone say “oh my god, what’s wrong?” from my eyes being so dark. She was exaggerating of course, but definitely, made an embarrassing impression on my teenage girl mind. I feel like products like this help to eliminate those dark circles and hopefully eliminate those kinds of emotional baggage.

goPURE Naturals was started by Erin Keyan who after becoming a mother was shocked to discover how many products contain toxic and dangerous chemical ingredients. She formulated goPURE Naturals with the goal of developing a brand that women can trust to contain only the purest and natural ingredients, while making them look and feel their best.

How can you not love that?

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Dead Sea Mud Mask

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For some time I have known about the amazing qualities of products made from the natural resources of the Dead Sea.  If you don’t know The Dead Sea, which is  also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Palestine, and Israel to the west. It is called the salt sea because of all the minerals that have been deposited into it. The minerals and mud have been used for beauty and medicinal treatments for many years.

Because of this, I am thrilled to be partnered with Pure and Essential Minerals in their sponsorship on this product review of their Dead Sea Mud Mask.

DEAD SEA MUD HAS BEEN RENOWNED FOR CENTURIES AS A NATURAL BEAUTY REMEDY! – Here’s how it works: As this luxurious mud mask gently dries on your face, it draws out excess oils, impurities & grime from your skin. At the same time your skin is infused with ancient Dead Sea minerals and essential oils. This mask leaves your face clean, fresh and blemish free. Used weekly your complexion will gain a new clarity and all-day glow

  • GIVE YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES A GIFT FROM THE WORLD’S MOST ANCIENT SPA! This Ancient Mud Mask From The Dead Sea Contains 100% Natural and Organic Ingredients. DID YOU KNOW? A single Dead Sea mud mask at a Professional Spa will cost you $90 to $120? This product offers you 30+ Pure Dead Sea facial mud masks per jar!
  • THE BENEFITS OF THIS MUD MASK ARE COUNTLESS! Renowned anti-aging properties tighten pores, reduce wrinkles and lines and promote youthful, healthy, natural skin. A weekly mud-mask will diminish and heal the most common skin issues including Blemishes, Acne, Breakouts, Pimples, Blackheads, Eczema and Psoriasis. Use as a facial mask, spot treatment or full body mask
  • WE USE ONLY THE PUREST INGREDIENTS – Why compromise your health with products that contain chemicals? Our Dead Sea Mud Mask contains only 100% pure, natural and certified organic ingredients – free of sulfates, phosphates, parabens or chemicals of any kind. Cruelty Free, Vegan Certified

I am so pleased with this product. It is very creamy and luxurious.  You can feel the product tightening your skin as it pulls out impurities. Your skin feels very clean afterward. I definitely recommend this fabulous mask.

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