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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Organic Skincare Review & Giveaway!! {Rise n Shine Online} May 2016

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**Giveaway prizes: 3 winners will be chosen to receive a bundle of Rise n Shine Online products in this video! (Vitamin C Toner, Vitamin C Serum, Whipped Shea Butter & Bentonite Healing Clay)

**An additional 10 people will win a 50% off code to use on their Amazon storefront HERE


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These are the 4 Giveaway Items!
All of these items can be purchased on Amazon!
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DON'T BE PERSUADED INTO BUYING LOW QUALITY SHEA BUTTER! Our Unrefined Whipped Shea Butter is imported from Ghana, has an all-natural Ivory color, is 100% organic and has been whipped up with lavender oil creating a pleasant mixture for those who do not enjoy the raw shea smell. 
READY TO USE RIGHT OUT OF THE JAR! No adding ingredients, watching complicated videos or scouring the internet trying to find a workable solution to use your butter. Our Unrefined Whipped Shea Butter is provided pre whipped, ready to apply, every time.
100% ORGANIC SKIN SOLUTIONS! Exceptional healing and moisturizing properties for skin. Improves small blemishes, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, eczema & dermatitis. Properties can help treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns, frostbites & more. Use in the winter time for protection in cold weather conditions!
NATURAL VITAMIN A, K, E & F CREAM! Vitamins A and E help maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin. They help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator.
Shea butter is one of the best moisturizing, anti-aging, skin regenerating and protecting natural products in the world! It protects your skin from UV sunlight, harsh climate, dehydration and pollution damages. Let's say in short that it is one of the best anti-aging agents for your skin. It strengthens your skin by stimulating the production of collagen, which is the youthful scaffolding protein in your skin. It makes it more supple, more alive, nourished and radiant. If you have wrinkles, fine lines and crow feet or if your skin is dry, very dry, damaged or devitalized, Shea butter will make all of these problems vanish and bring your skin back into life and beauty. It is the most moisturizing skin care product in the world, so choose Whipped Shea butter over other powerful anti-aging skin care products.
Since Shea butter is all natural and so rich and moisturizing, it is ideal for baby care. It is natural, gentle and soft for every type of skin, but it is specially adapted for the delicate and sensitive skin of babies. It is perfect for after bath skin care and as a healer in case of eczema or diaper rash for babies and kids. Given that lots of baby care products contain toxic chemicals, Shea butter is the best ally for eco-conscious moms.
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HIGH QUALITY, HIGH POTENCY VITAMIN C SERUM: Our Vitamin C Serum contains a potency of 30% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C mixed with Hyaluronic Acid for a highly effective recipe. The consistency is not watery and makes for easy application. We guarantee you will love our product, see results and improvements within 30 days or your money back!
NOT JUST ANTI-AGING, CLEAR UP YOUR BLEMISHES AND LOOK YEARS YOUNGER:Due to its oil-based formula, in addition to its powerful anti-aging properties from Vitamin C, our vitamin C serum effectively penetrates the bodies skin , capable of going deep in layers to help shrink facial pores, clear up acne, prevent breakouts, and minimize the appearance of acne scars. Get that youthful radiance back!
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY: Our Vitamin C Serum comes in a huge 4 oz bottle! This is 2-4x the size and quantity of other Vitamin C Serums available here on Amazon. What an incredible deal this is!
VITAMIN C WORKS: Vitamin C is recommended as a #1 best anti-aging secret that can help drop a decade from your face. Topical vitamin C is 20 times more effective than taking it orally to replenish your skin's vitamin C levels that naturally decline over time. By combining vitamins C and E together gives a super powerful anti-aging punch. It is proven to stimulate collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Brightens and smoothes skin for a more radiant and youthful complexion. Powerful antioxidants neutralize free radicals to prevent and reverse sun damage and fade sun spots and discoloration.
If you've shopped the skincare aisle lately, you know that there is no shortage of anti-aging ingredients on the market. Despite the marketing hype often assigned to a single ingredient, research is clear that using a range of beneficial ingredients is always best for keeping skin at its healthiest. There are some exceptions-standout ingredients that, whether included among a mix of beneficial ingredients or in a concentrated treatment, are among a select few that can treat multiple skincare concerns. Vitamin C is one such example!
Look forward to a bright future-daily. Formulated with a vitamin C complex to support natural collagen production, brighten, and minimize fine lines, this must-have serum defends from environmental aggressors and free radical damage, leaving skin healthy and protected. It is enriched with sodium hyaluronate to nurture and nourish. This lightweight formula quickly absorbs into skin while the iconic uplifting citrus scent pampers your skin and your senses. Choose our vitamin C serum with the highly absorbing L-Ascorbic Acid as the active ingredient.
  • Reduce the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage
  • Reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke
  • Reduce inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage
  • Fade post-breakout red marks by improving skin's natural healing response

Bentonite indian healing clay


Bentonite clay, also known as Sodium Bentonite or Montmorillonite, is a healing clay best known for its skin healing properties. Applied directly to the face, the clay will absorb impurities and leave your skin feeling tight and clean. Most commonly, it is used a facial mask to remove impurities and bacteria. The clay originates from the mountainous Wyoming region and is mined directly from the earth. Its coloring can range from light gray to off-white with little to no odor. It's filled with minerals and has a shelf life of 4-5 years. 


As a face mask, massage gently into the skin, allow drying and then rinse off with warm water. To treat acne, apply to the affected area and rinse after dried. For internal or ingested uses, please consult a physician or an alternative health practitioner. Backed by a 30 Day No Hassle, Money Back Guarantee! 


CLEARS COMPLEXION - Vitamin C Facial Toner is formulated to improve your skin's overall complexion. By gently exfoliating and unclogging pores, this toner will help you fight acne and blackheads while reducing inflammation.
RESTORATIVE FUNCTIONS - Stem cells play an essential role in tissue renewal. Stem cells help with restorative functions, including cellular regeneration and may enhance the capacity to repair anti-aging. They have the amazing ability to develop into many different types of cells. Applying this toner that contains stem cell extracts derived from plants or fruits, may encourage your own stem cells and trigger their anti-aging effects.
POWERFUL ANTI-AGING - Vitamin C is a vital component when it comes to developing healthy and youthful skin in both men and women. Vitamin C encourages the production of collagen giving your skin a tighter and younger look. Made with all natural organic ingredients, this toner will help blood circulation and will greatly improve, fading wrinkles and other signs of aging.
SKIN HYDRATION - Our toner includes Aloe Vera, which is what makes sure the toner won't dry out your skin. Aloe provides hydration on its own and allows even more to be absorbed when followed up with a moisturizer. The spray pump device makes for easy dispense onto your skin.
Advanced Vitamin C Facial Toner is an all-in-one hydrator infused with anti-aging ingredients to leave your skin feeling refreshed and balanced with each spray of its formula. With each spray, your face is restored to natural pH levels and is in prime condition to absorb serums and moisturizers effectively.
WHAT ARE THE BEST BENEFITS OF USING VITAMIN C ON THE FACE AND NECK?Vitamin C in the mist helps renew skin by counteracting free radicals and UV-related damage to protect, nourish and strengthen the skin cells. Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen, so applying vitamin C in young and aged skin will boost collagen production, providing firmer and younger skin. Added benefits include improving the skins elasticity, reducing sun damage and lightening dark spots.
WHAT DO STEM CELLS IN THIS TONER DO FOR MY SKIN? Medical researchers have long studied the ability of stem cells, which can regenerate and form almost any cell type in the body, that help treat numerous diseases. When applied to your skin, the stem cell components help firm wrinkles and slow the development of new lines. Other natural ingredients in this toner help keep down the cellular turnover, resulting in firmer - younger looking skin.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bag it or Box it? Glossybox + Boxycharm + IPSY Product Reviews (March 2016)

Hi Everyone!!
This isn't an unboxing video! This month I decided to use all the products from the March boxes and bag before I did the video. I wanted to see which service offers the most USEFUL products - Things that I would reach for on a daily basis. That's what is the most important, right? You can be the judge and see which subscription service seems worth it to you!! I think I am going to stick with all of them for another few months. I will always keep IPSY because it is ALWAYS worth the $10/month. I am still going to give Glossybox and Boxycharm a few more months tho and will see how they are and might even do a collection video? Like maybe gather everything for each box over a couple months and see if there is a good amount of product that I received and would actually use. Let me know if you think that's a good idea or if it's something you'd like to see :) Also, if you like this format better than an unboxing please thumbs up the video!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I love you all!!! xoxoxo

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Friday, March 18, 2016

How To: Apply imPRESS Gel Manicure Nails!

Hey Everyone!
I'm so excited to share these imPRESS nails with you. NO I am not sponsored by them or being paid to review them, they are just my absolute favorite right now! The best things that I like about them are:

  1. They last 2 weeks++
  2. They don't break - They bend!
  3. Color doesn't chip!
  4. Easy to remove!

I buy mine at CVS for $7.99, but they are available pretty much anywhere (target, walgreens, online, etc). I try to wait until there is a sale and at CVS they will usually have a "buy 3 get 1 free" deal. The imPRESS website says they range from $5.99 to $6.99 but I think the $5.99 is only for the nails that come in the Nail Polish Bottle-looking package (you can see pic below). So, in the video I show you how to apply them. If you want me to do a video on removing them then just leave me a comment and let me know :) I'm going to do a progression photo shoot to show the nails over the 2 weeks time so you can see how they hold up.

I am under the impression, from my research, that KISS/imPRESS/Broadway Nails are all under the same company. KISS being the head honcho ;) Please correct me if I'm wrong!

Now, back to the imPRESS nails. These are "gel" manicure nails. This makes them very pliable and "bendy". I think that this is the reason why they don't just break off. They can bend with the force of hitting it against something (unless it's really hard of course). I LOVE that part of it. Also, for some reason, they are really easy to get off! I think it has something to do with the sticky glue that they use on the nails along with the super glue that I use. Super glue does NOT come with the nails, but I use it as an extra strength measure and I think it makes them last longer. If I notice that one of them are lifting up then I just put a little superglue under it and BAM - it's fixed. Try to get this kind of KISS super glue that has the pointy tip for precision access (pictured). This will make it all less messy. Also if one of them gets damaged then you can easily remove that individual one and replace it as they come with plenty of extra ones to use!

When you are ready to take off the nails you can pretty much just peel them off. They won't come off in "chips" like regular plastic nails. You can jut lift them up around the edges and get your fingernail under it or maybe something from your manicure set to use. You need to do it slowly and it will come off without any damage to your real nail.

These specific imPRESS nails have 30 different nails with 6 accent nails (pictured left). There are another kind of Impress nails that come in a package that looks like a nail polish bottle (pictured right). Those only have 24 nails. They are often the same price at certain stores, so I always go with the other ones in the rectangle packaging.  Plus I feel the ones I get have more variety of sizes so you don't have to file them down to fit. However, if I like specific designs from the nail polish bottle ones then I will grab one to add on. Be sure that you are getting the ones that say "GEL MANICURE" on them. Otherwise they will be the normal plastic hard ones and those are way different. These also come in 2 different shapes. Oval and regular Square. Right now I am into the oval shaped ones, but they don't have as many variety of patterns in the oval at the moment. It's hard to file the square ones into an oval because they are already pretty short and it just looks funky to me.

I just am really impressed with these imPRESS nails (hahahaha). So far, I haven't used anything else and I'm not sure how I would go back to just using regular nail polish after this! I love them that much. There are SO many different patterns. I'm determined to buy them all!! My CVS and Walgreens tend to only sell the same 6-7 kinds, but I know there are at least 20 different patterns available.

I wanted to quickly touch on the subject of these other press on nails by KISS (pictured right). Like I mentioned above, I believe that KISS actually owns the imPRESS and Broadway Nail lines. It makes it kind of hard to speak about them because technically they are all the same company, but I'll try to describe them well enough to make sense lol. The regular KISS nails are a nice alternative if you like longer nails. All of the imPRESS nails are fairly short (which is the way I like them). The KISS nails are also not as "gel" like. However, they come in a nice almond shape variety which is pretty popular right now. imPRESS has an oval shape (the ones I usually wear), but they are not as sharp as the KISS ones. It just depends on your preference. You can always file your imPRESS ones to be more almond shaped if you want to. I also sometimes like their accent nail patterns better too or at least until I can get my hands on the other 15 imPRESS nails haha ;) 

One of my favorite imPRESS nail design are the Matte ones!! So far I have only seen ONE, but it's a great nude color (pictured left). However, there are matte topcoats available now in stores that can do a pretty close job.

OK, so what is the CON with the imPRESS nails?????
I really can only think about one con. That would be, say, when you need to file the nails to fit a smaller nail bed size they don't file into dust because they are in gel form. I'm not sure how to describe it, but it's almost as if it just bunches up and you have to actually pull it off. (You will understand it when you do it). Have you ever used nail wraps before? It's kind of like that when you file them over the nail and pull the left over off. I don't know, it's just a very minimal problem for me and might not even be noticeable to others. It definitely doesn't stop me from buying them, that's for sure!!

Anyways, that's pretty much all I have to say about these nails!! I hope you found the video and this blog information helpful! If you have any other questions feel free to message me or comment down below. I always answer :) Thanks so much for stopping by to read this. I'll write you guys soon!!!

Hugs and Love,

You can go to the KISS imPRESS website FAQ to learn more about the nails. Just click HERE
You can also see the design varieties HERE on the KISSUSA website. Here are also some links on where to buy them. I actually was able to find some different patterns from people selling on eBay! I got good deals on some of them and some were actually more expensive (probably because they are hard to find patterns). 

Here are the stores that carry the imPRESS nails. Click on each link to get to the website and prices: Keep in mind that these are ONLINE prices. In stores will vary with sales, etc...

eBay imPRESS nails - All different sorts of prices depending on the seller.
CVS - $7.99 (wait for sales!)
Walgreens $7.79
Amazon $9 + about $3 shipping without prime or $11-$15 with prime but not a big selection.
Walmart $5.07 on some patterns ONLINE + shipping or about $6.27 for other patterns. I'm not sure of the in store price at Walmart.
Target - $5.99 but they only carry the nails in the "Nail Polish Bottle" kind.
Kmart - $6.99 to $7.99 depending on the pattern you choose.
Rite Aid - $5.99 to $7.99 but it looks like they only have the "Nailpolish Bottle" brand

I hope all of this information helps in some way!! 
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