What's In My Bathroom (and bedroom and purse and.....)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TrueSol Phytoceramides - beauty from within

If you haven't noticed, I've been on a bit of a self improvement kick lately, and these beauties have been helping me. I've been taking phytoceramides on and off for years and had run out of the ones I had been taking, so I was thrilled to get a bottle of these. Easy to swallow capsules that didn't cause any sort of nausea or stinky burping. With just a few weeks of use (I'd run out of my other brand about 2 months ago) my new nail growth is feeling stronger than my poor peeling tips. My hair is also growing out faster and the new growth is coming out smooth and shiny, looking very weird next to the older, frizzier hair! There's also a BIG difference in my skin texture- the Mister commented on it just last night and said "everything you're doing is WORKING! Your skin looks amazing!" These are an easy way to make a BIG difference in your appearance.

 If you haven't heard of phytoceramides before, Phytoceramides or “Ceramosides” are a super-strong antioxidant that drastically retards the rate at which free radicals damage your skin.  They also boost your collagen and elastin production by triggering powerful peptide blends. 
As the free radical damage slows down, so does the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dry, leathery skin.  The increase in collagen production helps bring back the firmness your skin had in youth and the elastin brings back the springy, elasticity that signals healthy, youthful skin.

Even the FDA has approved it as a dietary supplement after it was proven to be 100% safe and effective in clinical studies**.
** http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/95s0316/95s-0316-rpt0240-05-Udell-vol175.pdf
SUPPORT AND RENEW YOUR NAILS AND HAIR. These phytoceramides capsules will do this with their powerful healing properties.
REBUILD TISSUE IN AGING SKIN. This is one of the ultimate skin care products on the market and will heal your skin from within - this nutrition supplement will minimize small lines and ease the wrinkles that time has gifted you. Plus restore elasticity to your facial tissue.
MINIMIZE SKIN DAMAGE AND HELP TO ERASE THE DAMAGE FROM THE SUN. The vitamins in Phytoceramides will do this. With Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E your immune system will be braced with an anti ageing tonic like no other.


Thinning Hair? Check Out Fibolica! Plus enter to win your own bottle!

Fibolica is simple and easy to use. Simply shake Fibolica onto the thinning areas on your head and watch as the hair fibers statically bond securely to your existing hair, similar to thousands of tiny magnets, instantly adding dramatic density and volume to your thinning areas. In fact, the bond is so strong the hair fibers can even withstand rain, wind and sweat.

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Fibolica uses a patented all-natural formula that can be applied even on the most sensitive skin without causing any irritation at all. The hair fibers are made from Moroccan Gossypium Herbaceum, a natural fiber extracted from a plant that only grows in arid regions of Morocco. These plant fibers bond up to 200% stronger than regular hair fibers, which are usually made of wool (also marketed as keratin protein).

So I was skeptical at first, I had these horrible images in my mind of those infomercials from the 80s where they spray painted people's heads. Because of my lupus and all of the medications I have to take, lately I've been shedding like a cat in May and when I wear my hair up or back, it's looking a little thin to me, so I thought what the hey, it's worth a shot. Man, was I ever surprised! It blended right in with my hair ( I got the Dark Red) and made my hair not only look fuller, but it also made my part way less noticeable. It sticks around too, I did this last night and it's still there. My hair looks great! Below is my video review trying it out for the first time, and you can enter to win a bottle of your own in the color of your choice. (a $34.95 value!) 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Indie A Go Go - Where are they now? CandleAbracadabra Updated W Video Review of new items and DISCOUNT CODE!

10% off with discount code REVIEW10

YAY!!! Another one of my indie loves that is alive and well!! 
CandleAbracadabra makes wonderfully scented candles with high quality soy wax. I'm particularly partial to soy wax as it's clean burning and disperses scent well. On top of that, the low melt temperature makes it perfect for sexy shenanigans, massage or plain old moisturizing of the skin. I have arthritis and I love to dip my poor painful fingers into the wax pool for a mini spa treatment that helps to relieve some of my joint pain. The cucumber melon is a lovely, light clean scent. It's excellent for small spaces or to clear out musty odors. Also great in the kitchen!  

And then there's the adorable chocolate lab candles :-)  
These are 
A: Super cute
I can't even begin to express how good these smell. Like you live in Willy Wonka's factory. Nummy........

You can also get custom made candles and there are dozens of scents to choose from. If you're looking for candles, why get the generic stuff that everyone else has when you can support handmade and have something unique in the bargain? Long live handmade! 

DANG! Crazy cheap, gorgeous purses - shi by Journeys

These are my kind of purses........ They're super adorable and not expensive!

Shop NEW Handbags at Shi by Journeys Now!

Womens Mini Satchel$30

Womens Fringe Festival Handbag$25

Womens Stud Satchel$40

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C & Retinol

  Normal list price $59.99, on Amazon for $35.25 which is a 41% savings.

What does Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum do?

The Adeline hyaluronic acid with vitamin c serum helps to reverse the signs of aging and gives you a more youthful complexion. Your skin tone is more even and age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes are minimized.

Who can use Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum?

This serum is suitable for sensitive skin and does not sting or burn when applied. I have VERY sensitive skin and rosacea and I found it to be nothing other than soothing. It can also be used to reduce the wrinkles and age spots on the back of your hands. I could see a huge difference in the skin texture of my hands, but I have been using another serum on one of my hands for a few weeks previous. The 2 of them together are pretty incredible.

Did Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum work for me?

Definitely. You see your skin becoming plumper, more hydrated and visibly more youthful with the first application. You don't want to use this in lieu of a moisturizer (serums are meant to be applied underneath serum). Instead this makes your moisturizer more effective and allows your skin to retain moisture; one reason why you should apply it on slightly damp skin. make sure your skin and pores are clean to readily absorb the vitamins in the serum; it's always best to exfoliate at least once a week for the best absorption of serums. The vitamins in this are ideal for promoting skin cell turnover and diminishing free radical damage so you really want to take full advantage of that by prepping your skin. I did a comparison of my moisturizer using this on one half of my face and none on the other, and the serum side definitely looked fresher and the skin looked firmer with fine lines temporarily filled in. Oh, and the subtle lavender scent is divine

How to use Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Adeline Hyaluronic Acid

Using hyaluronic serums is easy – just cleanse your face and use your toner as usual (you don’t have to use a toner, only if you usually include one in your beauty regime). After you have cleansed your face, apply the serum to your face and neck areas (it is best to apply hyaluronic serums to damp skin) and then apply your moisturizer and makeup once the serum has absorbed into your skin.

Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum Ingredients

Pump dispenser – 2fl oz (50mls)
Adeline Hyaluronic Acid is alcohol and paraben free and is made in a FDA certified facility in the USA. The key ingredients in this serum are hyaluronic acid, retinol, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin E.

Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum ingredients

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a super hydrator, as it can absorb more than 1000 times its weight in water.

Benefits of Retinol

Retinol is a type of vitamin A and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to plump-up collagen depleted skin, caused by the aging process. This ingredient helps to rejuvenate your skin by promoting the production of collagen, a natural skin component that gives our skin a more youthful and healthy appearance.
Retinol reduces skin discolorations and improves the texture of our skin. It also helps to reduce acne and promotes skin cell turnover, and it is this exfoliation effect that helps to clear up acne by unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells.

Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight the signs of aging. It supports the skin and helps to protect it from damage caused by free radicals, reduces inflammation and pigmentation, promotes collagen production and is essential in wound healing and repair.
As a result of its potent antioxidant and cell repair properties, vitamin C helps to reduce the signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and aged spots in your skin.

Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential to skin cell growth and repair and as a strong antioxidant it helps to fight the signs of aging in our skin.  As we age, our bodies capacity to produce vitamin D decreases and so the addition of vitamin D in our skincare products can help to rejuvenate our skin and give us a more refreshed and younger complexion.

Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another potent antioxidant that protects our skin from the damage caused by free radicals. It has long been used in moisturizers and is essential in cellular repair. This means that your skin is more hydrated and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced.

Environmental factors

This serum is free from parabens and alcohol.

Customer reviews

PROS:  Over 90% of all customer reviews have given this serum a 4 or 5 star rating. The most common positives were that their skin felt softer and more moisturized and fine lines were reduced. Also that it is a lightweight serum and that just works! Customers also noted that the delivery was quick and the price is very reasonable.
CONS: just 4 of all customer reviews have given this serum a one star rating. Negative comments were that they did not see any noticeable difference in their skin after 3 weeks and that it contains propylene glycol (antifreeze). Needless to say, it doesn't contain antifreeze- it has Phenoxyethanol which according to the beauty guru website Paula's Choice is one of the least irritating, safest preservatives in use for cosmetics. 
You can read more customer reviews here: Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Customer Reviews.

Additional information

The sellers of this serum offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you don’t like this serum, you can send it back and receive a refund of your purchase price.
They also donate a part of their profits to third world countries, to help dig wells in communities with limited access to clean water.  #Adeline

While I was provided with a trial product, I will not recommend a product that I don't like. My opinions are honest and all mine!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Healthy Now Nutritionals Colon Cleanse review - yes, this one's about poo.....

Normally $49.95, this is a great price on Amazon at the moment!

Relieves indigestion and constipation, cleanses the colon, detoxifies the body, eliminates accumulated waste and toxins, promotes overall digestive health and promotes healthy weight loss.

Proprietary Blend: Butternut Bark, Ginger Root, Senna Leaf, Black Walnut Bark, Cascara Segrada Bark, Fructooligosaccarides ,Grapefruit Fiber, Licorice Root, Milk Thistle Seed, Dandelion Leaf, Cayenne Fruit.

I suffer from an unpredictable and ornery set of innards, so i was a bit nervous at first as to how this would affect me; I was very pleasantly surprised that this gentle formula actually made things more even and balanced in Tummy Town! No cramping, no urgency, just a big ol' reset button for my digestive system. I felt lighter and less bloated and I found myself eating smaller meals. One of my YouTube viewers suggested that I was probably absorbing more of the nutrients from my food once all the old gunk was cleared out, and that makes total sense. Oh, Colon Cleanse, where were you after Superbowl Sunday..... 

I intend to always keep some of this around and do a detox maybe once a month now. I couldn't believe how good I felt afterwards! Because of health issues, i have to take an insane amount of medications and I could tell that this was sloughing out a lot of residual toxins that were refusing to leave my system. One of the biggest complications from many of my meds is an accumulation in the liver and this has ingredients that specifically flush out the liver and help the cells renew; this is especially beneficial to someone in my medial shoes. 

After I stopped taking it (it's not recommended to take more than 10 days) I could tell that my system was functioning more cleanly and efficiently and the effects have lasted. Good stuff!


NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer Review


I love the abundance of skin healing and skin soothing natural (mostly organic) ingredients in this light, skin plumping moisturizer. The inclusion of rosemary is great (an underutilized oil, in my opinion) since it's a natural antimicrobial which is not only fab for your skin, but works as nature's preservative as well. You can visibly see in the video my skin changing right before your eyes. I don't know if this would work for super dry skin, but it's great on my combination skin and it's light enough that this will be my go to moisturizer in the summer when my face always feels like it's going to slide off! While I did receive the product to review, I will only be completely honest in my reviews! I've got integrity, yo!

 I also like that it's a quality product that isn't insanely expensive. You get a good amount without breaking the bank.