Age-Defying Retinol Serum

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Once again InstaNatural has delivered another great skin care product.

The ingredients in this serum create a great formula that feels great on your skin.  I am always searching for fantastic face and skin care products and I highly recommend InstaNatural Products.

InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Retinol Serum contains a proprietary blend of antioxidants and nutrients that nourishes your skin while helping it to look younger and healthier. The serum contains Retinol (Vitamin A), which is an antioxidant that protects against free-radical damage that causes your skin to look and feel older. It is highly effective in reversing the appearance of sun damage and signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and rough texture. Vitamin C works synergistically to aid in this process of repairing and restoring damaged skin, while also stimulating new healthy skin to appear. Meanwhile, Hyaluronic Acid traps moisture in the skin to prevent further loss so you can enjoy a younger looking appearance with firmer, plumper skin.

Key Ingredients:
+ 2.5% Retinol
+ 20% Vitamin C
+ 10% Hyaluronic Acid
+ Plant & Fruit Acids

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Retinol Moisturizer

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While I am still pretty young, I am always looking for ways to improve my skin and age as gracefully as possible.

I have worked with Instanatural and am always impressed with their products. I am happy to be working with them once again on this sponsored post, where I will give an honest review in exchange for an free sample.

InstaNatural’s Retinol Moisturizer contains a robust formula of handpicked ingredients designed to transform older, damaged skin into a healthier and youthful appearance. Retinol is a powerful antioxidant derived from Vitamin A, one of the strongest and most trusted ingredients for anti-aging skin care. Once absorbed, Retinol is converted into Retinoic Acid, which starts working to help restore skin and diminish the appearance of sun damage and signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, and more. Vitamin C – another powerful antioxidant – works synergistically to aid in this process of battling early signs of aging, as well as repairing existing damage to promote healthier skin. Simultaneously, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea deliver premium nourishment and hydration to keep your skin moisturized.

This intensive moisturizing cream is the perfect addition to your regimen to restore and renew firmness, elasticity and thickness of the skin for a flawless and radiant complexion.
This is a list of the  Key Ingredients:
+ 2.5% Retinol
+ Vitamin C
+ Hyaluronic Acid
+ Jojoba Oil
+ Shea Butter
+ Green Tea

I always look for jojba oil vitamins, and shea butter, the green tea is a bonus.

I am unfamiliar with retinol but based on my reading and research I have done, I am excited to use these products.

I think finding a great facial moisturizer is a herculean task, and Insta Natural has made it much easier!

Check them out here:

http://www.InstaNatural.com

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Old Factory Candles

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(I received a free sample in exchange for review)

I am a complete sucker for candles. I love them so much! Which is why I was SO excited to work with Factory Candles on this sponsored post!

Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.

You can get your own set on Amazon here! Old Factory Candles

I tried Romance kit and love it! Whenever buying candles I am always really concerned about the smell being overwhelming. When smelly good stuff doesn’t smell good, it is just lousy!
The Romance theme has three candles within this set that are romantic in nature, Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate are the theme scent choices.

The champagne scent is my favorite. It is unbelievable! Soft and floral with a touch of spice. It is just heavenly!

The dark chocolate smells just like cocoa.Being dark chocolate it has a tiny bitter bite that I love!

The rose petal is a tiny bit strong for my personal taste but in a large room it smells nice! Perfect for a rainy spring day!

Also have to note that this shipped quickly from Amazon and customer service was fantastic!

I am so thrilled with these and I would recommend them to anyone!

-Senna

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Kiss Instawave

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Kiss Products, the global leader in the nail care industry has expanded its line to include a vast array of beauty care products, including hair appliances. They are set to revolutionize the hair appliances industry by providing highly innovative, salon quality products at consumer friendly prices. By keeping up-to-date with the latest consumer trends and technology in hair care, Kiss always aims to elevate their products to the next level.

I was so excited to be able to work with Kiss Instawave in this review.
I was a tiny bit nervous when I first got the curling iron. I wasn’t sure if I could use it.
It takes a little getting used to, but once you know how it works and get the hang of it, it works just fine. It seems like a great option for people like me who aren’t skilled or talented with hair. I was so worried that I would get my hair tangled or frazzled or burned, but it is pretty easy to use. It gets quite hot quickly and was easier on my wrist than ordinary curling irons. I think my favorite thing was not having to mess with the clamp and getting the kink that I sometimes get when I use traditional curling irons.

You can find more about Kiss Instawave and get your own at: http://www.kissinstawave.com/

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

VitaJuwel

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Vitajuwel is a company which offers gorgeous glass decanters and gem vials for the sake of creating gem water.

I have heard about gemwater but I wasn’t sure about how to go about trying it out. To be honest i was a little afraid to try it out, I couldn’t find the right information on making gem water.

I found the solution through Vitajuwels and I was ecstatic to receive a free product in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a little bit of information about gemwater:
The use of gems to vitalize water is a traditional art which was already known to the ancient Greek and wise men and women during medieval times. Recently, this old tradition has been rediscovered. Gemstones have the ability to store energy. That effect makes quartz watches work, for example. Each type of gem, by nature, has its unique kind of energetic information.

To learn more about gem water go here: http://www.vitajuwel.us/en/shop/mediathek/wassersteine-detail

Many water drinkers can taste a difference in water, to me, water tastes different from different faucets and different temperatures. I can tell the difference in a blind taste what water comes from what faucet in my home. Crazy right? But I swear by it. Different water tastes different!
Vitajuwel offers 12 different mineral combinations.

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I got to test the Wellness vial, which is comprised of three of my favorate gems, Amethyst, rose quarztz and rock crystal (if you are terribly interested, my favorite is amethyst.)

The gem wands are handmade by master glassblowers in a patented, artisanal method. They use exclusively fairly-traded gems and lead-free Bohemian glass. I was so blown away but what a beautiful piece the Wellness wand is. The vial is truly a work of art. It is gorgeous and impeccably crafted.

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The decanter is beautifully crafted as well.  I would also highly recommend the retainer chain which holds the vial in place.

I love these pieces so much, I think they are wonderful and since I have had them, I have used them every single day. I am drinking more water than I ever have had in my life. The water tastes great and the set are so beautiful.

This basic, well-balanced composition is used to vitalize water for hundreds of years. Crystal experts claim that amethyst strengthens awareness and rose quartz fosters tranquility. Either way, having this original vial and a decanter by VitaJuwel on your dining table or office desk will remind you to drink more water. Most customers find gemwater made with this blend to taste smooth and mild. If you’re unsure, with which blend to start your VitaJuwel collection with, choose this one!

You can order a vial here: http://www.vitajuwel.us/en/shop/vitajuwel-wellness-grundmischung-detail
This would make a great gift for any new age enthusiast, wine drinkers, water drinkers. The sleek and modern feel of the decanter balances well with the gems which are, of course, very old.

This would be a nice house warming gift, especially for a couple whose styles sometimes clash ( if you watch HGTV you know they exist!)

I am not a doctor, nor a health expert or gemologist or anything that can back up that having your water charged with crystals can have a positive impact on your overall health.

I do know that this water tastes better to me than straight from the fauct, and I do know that having a decanter full of good tasting water sitting around has helped me include more water into my regular diet. One of the first things any heath, beauty or lifestyle expert will tell you is to drink water. I know that VitaJuwels is helping me to live a healthier lifestyle.

Also, Vitajuwels is a member of fair trade minerals and gems, which is a cause very near and dear to my heart. I love minerals and gems but I try to buy products that are fair trade.

You can check out their website here: http://www.vitajuwel.us/en/

Follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/VitaJuwel

I highly recommend Vitajuwel!

-Senna

Review- Ageless Derma

(I received a free product in exchange for an honest review)

I am excited that Ageless Derma was willing to sponsor this post. Ageless derma offers many products including; aging eye treatment, skin whitening products, mineral makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, treatment for dark circles, Hyperpigmentation treatment, and products for puffy eyes and firming cream.

I was given a free Ageless Derma Satin lip gloss in exchange for a review. The color is the one downfall on this product. The texture feels amazing. You can feel your lips being nourished and it leaves them super soft. This gloss contains vitamin E, grapeseed extract aloe vera, green tea extract, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and peppermint oil. These are all amazing for your skin and lips. This product is not gluten free.

The color is called ruby, if you are familiar with the jewel ruby, it is pretty dead on. it is more pink red than deep red. Which means you only need a little bit to make an impact. I found that the gloss color stained my fingers, I would recommend picking up a brush to apply the gloss to avoid this.

This product is really perfect for women who love chapstick, and don’t care for gloss or lipstick. This is a way to nuture your lips and give them a little healthy tint.

To purchase your own go to: http://www.agelessderma.com/
To follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ageless-Derma/375714569139607
To check out their youtube channel go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_rfEBzfXAA0b8ccer470Q
To follow their tweets: https://twitter.com/AgelessDerma

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks

Senna

Review- Build a Bear

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When I was 13 my family took me to the Mall of America, (you know you are a teenager now, you hang out at the mall. Cute right?) which is where I first heard of Build-A-Bear. Of course, I got a dark brown stuffed bear in a red velvet dress. I named her Hannah and yes I still have her!
Since then, Build a bear has become a household name and is adding new fun characters all of the time. If you aren’t familiar with Build A Bear, I shall tell you!
At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love.
So what does that mean? Well, you chose your toy, you stuff it to how soft you want it, and you customize it however you want. We have one in my house dressed in Army BDU’s ( a mother’s day gift from my brother while he was in Afghanistan.)
Build a bear is more than just bears too! They have ponies, bunnies, and cats!
It was this reason and more that I was so excited to be able to work with Build a Bear for this review.
I will be reviewing Jazzy Frog. The photo on the website didn’t do Mr. Jazzy Frog justice. I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled him out of the classic build a bear gift box.

Jazzy is bright green and cute as can be. My favorite thing about him is how very soft he is. He is also fuzzy and he feels amazing to hug and cuddle. I have to admit, the day I got Jazzy Frog, I was having a pretty awful day and I happened to be holding him as I was talking to someone about my bad day, and I found myself squeezing Jazzy Frog to my chest. Build a bear is cheaper than therapy!
Here is the link to where you can get your own frog just like mine:
http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod11060084&selectedParentCategoryId=cat110197&categoryId=cat10780001&dressMeMode=false
Here is where you can get other friends.
http://www.buildabear.com
Gentle readers of the UK can go here: http://www.buildabear.co.uk/
You can follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Buildabear?fref=ts
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/buildabear/
Here is Bearville: an interactive playground: http://www.bearville.com/
Please consider Build a Bear when you’re searching for a gift!

Senna

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

Review: Ssh-oes

(The author would like to thank ssh-oes for sponsoring this post in exchange for an honest review)

In college I was in a production of Sondheim’s Gypsy, and during a crowd scene, I got yelled at by the director for walking too loudly.
Really. The director stopped the scene and yelled at me because I clicked my heels too loudly. Lucky for me, I have a thick skin. But that director could’ve saved his breath if instead of my character shoes I could have worn Ssh-oes.
You read that right Ssh-oes. What is that about? Here is what the website says:

Ssh-oes are comfortable heels specifically engineered and designed to not make noise when you walk. You know that “click-y” noise your heels make every time you take a step in heels? Well, ssh-oes don’t make that noise!
Ssh-oes is the only company in the world that makes quiet heels. The ssh-oes have a non-slip, sound absorbing rubber outsole and a patent pending noise reducing heel lift so, they do not make as much noise when you walk. Our patent pending heel lift also prevents against wear and tear and acts as a shock absorber to make the ssh-oe even more comfortable.
In addition to not making noise, they are incredibly comfortable! They are cushioned with memory foam and have a lycra and leather lining to make the shoe as blister free as possible. Ssh-oes are fit tested on real sized women so you’re getting something that you can actually wear and enjoy without all the pain usually associated with heels.

You can buy them at: http://www.ssh-oes.com/

The first pair I am reviewing is the Molly.

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These are hands down the absolute BEST pair of pumps I have ever worn in my life. Yes, The best pumps EVER.
They This nude and clear peep toe pump and are beautiful and feel incredible. They are 3 inch heels and I never would have believed heels like this could feel this comfortable.
This is how I feel about these shoes.

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These high-voltage ssh-oes are instant outfit transformers. Turn any outfit into a strong style statement with these hot pvc sky high wedges.
These were a blast to wear out on a girls night! My friends went crazy over them!

To follow them on Facebook go here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ssh-oes/333860489968584
For twitter go here: https://twitter.com/Ssh_oes
They are also on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sshoes/
As well as youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sshoesbymaryarnett
And Instagram: http://instagram.com/ssh_oes#

Check them out if you can! I love mine!
Senna

 

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

 

Review- Mally Cosmetics

I received the following products for free in exchange for an hones review.

Sometimes it is amazing to live in the year 2013. We have internet, smartphones,
As crazy as it may sound The products from Mally Cosmetic feel truly futuristic.

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When I opened the Mally Poreless, I found a nice metal compact with something clear in it. I was so confused. Then I realized that the clear stuff WAS the product! I was so surprised! I was expecting a powder! The product I was looking at in confusion was Mally’s Evercolor Poreless face defender.

It is without a doubt the lightest thing next to wearing no makeup at all.
Here is the description from the Mally website:
Mally’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. This remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. It comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

You can check it out and buy it here: http://www.mallybeauty.com/homepage-featured/evercolor-poreless-face-defender

Now on to the mascara.

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Oh this mascara! I adore this mascara! This mascara is basically perfect. The packaging is so sleek and the product is just amazing! It is tempting to coat and coat it on, but only a few strokes of the wand will coat your lashes and make them nice and long and full and thick! You will love it!
You can buy it here: http://www.mallybeauty.com/homepage-featured/volumizing-mascara

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-Senna

 

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

 

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