Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sterline Sonic Pulse Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush with Three Brushing Modes and UV Clean Technology

This product is not only effective but makes brushing fun. The Sterline Sonic Pulse Toothbrush is an attractive addition to your bathroom counter or mounted to your bathroom wall. It includes easy to follow, thorough instructions that make setup and use simple.

With this product you get the charging station, toothbrush handle, user manual and brush heads. There are three different types of brush heads: 2 slim sonic, 2 professional and 2 interdental. My favorite is the professional brush head as it is more rubberized with fine bristles that reaches hard to reach areas and gives you the feeling of a powerful clean.

There are 3 brushing modes: normal, soft and pulse that allows you to get the best results for your needs. The specs are as follows: 20,000-31,000 adjustable sonic speed, 3 brushing modes, UV sanitizer, UV sanitizing auto timer, 2 minute auto timer, 30 second intervals, water proof and inductive charge.

I received this product at a discount for my honest and unbiased review and all opinions are my own.
I have never used a product like this at all so I was very excited to try it. What I love about this product is the UV technology that is sanitizing brush heads and killing germs. It is a reassuring to know that I am not sticking a dirty tooth brush in my mouth. The different modes allow me to adjust to a level that I am comfortable with to give my mouth a thorough cleaning. One thing I noticed was if you bump your lip with the vibrating toothbrush it tickles like crazy. The difference was noticeable after a few days of use. My mouth feels so much cleaner and my teeth look much whiter and feels smoother and much cleaner. My child also loves it and wants to use it all the time. I do not think the brush heads will last very long at all with both of us using it.

So in ending I have to say that even though this product is a little pricey it is worth it.

OZ Naturals Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer

I have been utilizing OZ Naturals Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer for testing purposes from OZ Naturals. I have authentically utilized this product for some time and when I visually perceived that it was up for review I had to review it. It is 97.9% natural, cruelty free and my personal favorite, Made in the USA.

After cleansing, exfoliating, toning and utilization of any serums, I apply this to my face, and neck. I started using this product every day, morning and night but ended up having to skip a day due to some dryness. I just utilized a moisturizer that doesn't contain retinol on that day. I do not always wear makeup but when I do this product works well underneath. This product is non-greasy and looks and feels like a lotion. It goes on smoothly leaving your face feeling silky smooth. There is no scent that I can tell. However, I do have a rigorous cold.

I have spent so many hours in the sun through out my childhood as well as adult years. I never used sunscreen. In fact I always used baby oil and sometimes iodine. I know, not healthy at all. At this point I do not have sun spots or an abundance of wrinkles which is surprising. However, the very few fine lines that I did have are no longer very conspicuous. My skin has a youthful glow and appears much more healthy than before. I believe that the cumulation of ingredients in this product works well to make you look younger and to repair any damage to your skin from sun exposure. This product is an astounding thing for women whom are entering the middle age years.

This product contains many antioxidants coalesced with Vitamin A to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and premature aging. This formula fights free radical damage, renews firmness and elasticity, and gives your skin a youthful glow and appearance.

This product does not contain alcohol, Parabens or Sulfates. But does contain these very efficacious ingredients that are proven to reduce the designations of aging:

Vitamin A:
Vitamin A works to naturally exfoliate dead skin cells, aiding the skin's cell turnover rate. Regular use can lighten hyperpigmentation, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, combat aggravated, ruddy skin tones and improve overall tone and clarity.

Hyaluronic Acid:
With the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid pulls moisture deep into the skin and holds it there. Regular use of Hyaluronic Acid aids in plumping the skin to appear more youthful and smooths skin for a softer, silkier feeling.

Vitamin E:
A powerful antioxidant that works to neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage,Vitamin E protects, repairs, soothes and moisturizes the skin.

Green tea:
Green tea has well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce skin damage by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.

Panthenol (Vitamin B5):
Panthenol is a natural humectant, which penetrates the lower layers of the skin to help retain moisture and provide a soft, smooth appearance. Its exfoliating properties also fight free radicals and promote new, healthy skin cells.

Jojoba oil:
Jojoba oil is loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and sterols (lipid-like compounds that reduce inflammation and improve skin metabolism). Because is it rapidly absorbed by the skin, it makes a highly effective moisturizer and can improve the health and appearance of dry, flaky skin as well as oily, acneic skin.
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So in ending OZ Naturals Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer works and is a product that I will perpetuate to utilize. Not only did it reduce my fine lines but It gave my skin a youthful, salubrious glow. I love that it is affordable and readily available on amazon.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016


I was very fortunate to be able to test these products via +Crowdtap and +GarnierUSA. After using all three I am very impressed with what I discovered. I love all of them except one. The Whole Blends Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter did not work well for me. I believe that it is because my hair is colored. But the others worked wonderfully. Here is a little bit more of about what I discovered:

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures is amazing. It is supposed to strengthen and heal damage. The scent smells of honey and gives you a luxurious feeling. Kind of like your being pampered. It left my split ends less noticeable and my hair felt and looked amazing. Lots of shine and manageability. 

Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter smells great as well. It is supposed to tame and control frizz. To me if is more of an earthy type of scent that goes along with the cocoa butter scent. This one did not do well with my hair. Although my hair is really shiny, it left my hair more frizzy than it normally is. I think it may have been due to my hair being color treated. 

Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk is my favorite of them all. It is supposed to quench and soften your hair. The scent reminds me of a day at the beach and you guys all know whats coming soon, right? This product is going to hit the shelves in time for summer and I love that. This product left my hair smelling like I have been on the water. It also hydrated my hair and left it feeling amazing and shiny. 

Garnier has created products specifically designed for every hair type and you can find your blend at the above link. The information below was taken from: GARNIER.COM 

• Paraben-free formulas, gentle for everyday use
• This product is enriched with select ingredients that give back: our Argan, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter ingredients are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers & communities 
• Made of recyclable PET plastic with 30% Post-Consumer Recycled waste
• Produced in a facility committed to sustainability, reducing its waste and water consumption per unit by approximately 58% and 47% respectively, since 2005
• Partnered with TerraCycle® to keep beauty products out of landfills

Sunday, March 13, 2016


                                        VALENTIA ROYAL ROSE HYDRATING SERUM

I have been using Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum since March 6th, 2016. I received it for free for testing purposes from Valentia. It comes in a pretty brown glass bottle with a pump. The label is white with gold trim and gives you the impression of a luxurious product. The serum is a creamy white and appears more like a lotion. It soaks into your skin without a greasy heavy feel. The scent is of Roses and it smells wonderful. I normally do not like my products to contain a rose scent but this product is the exception. The Rose scent is a little bit stronger than other products but that is okay. I love it.

I applied Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum every morning and night after cleansing my face.
The directions actually say to  apply at night but I am looking for extra moisture and hydration. I have noticed a huge change in my skins appearance. My skin feels hydrated and smooth. My skin tone is more even and the fine lines I was developing are less noticeable. I look so much younger and this has given my confidence a boost. This is definitely a product that I will continue to use as it works 100% and it is also great for sensitive skin.

The benefits of Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum are as follows:
 Deeply moisturizes skin
   Provides antioxidant protection
    Soothes & nourishes dry skin
    Smooths skin tone & texture
     Boosts skin radiance 

The ingredients in this product work together to give you the best results:

Rosa Damascena: One of the most nourishing and skin-friendly natural oils, providing balance, moisture, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to the skin.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B): This potent vitamin has been clinically proven to fade away hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and acne.

Rosehip Seed Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamins C and A, these essential fatty acids work quickly to lock in skins moisture.

Evening Primrose Oil: Provides light, non-oily moisture to the skin, never clogging or irritating the skin.

Bearberry: Reduces melanin production, thereby lightening the skin, revealing a brighter complexion. 

I love that Valentia is a product that I can support and that their products are made in the USA. You just can not find a company that has a better mission statement than Valentia.

I have been offered a promotion to pass along to you guys. The code is TELENA20 and will be available starting today at 3 pm and last until 4/13/2016. It is for 20% off the purchase of this product.

Our Mission: To provide you a greater level of overall happiness with your appearance without the harsh chemicals that dry out, stretch, burn and prematurely age the skin. Our strategic formulations include powerful natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to succeed in giving skin a natural and radiant glow that contributes to a youthful look.


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Saturday, March 12, 2016




I have heard so many good things about Matcha Tea that I had to go out and buy some. I found it at EarthFare for 17.99. I also wanted to prepare it with a bamboo whisk so I bought that to. I have yet to find a tea bowl so I just used one out of my kitchen. I think you could probably prepare this with a regular whisk. You sift 1-2 tsp of matcha into a cup using a sifter. I used 2 tsps. and that was to much. Add 2 ounces of boiling water, water is best when it is just under a boil. Whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until frothy.

I tried the sample I received for free from MatchaSource first and it was delicious. This tea tastes just like tea only it is a little bit stronger. However, you can adjust the amount per tsp. to get your desired taste. It is a little bit thicker than your basic tea and of course it is colored green. Dakota Matcha contains 100% matcha green tea powder from Japan. No sugar, additives or preservatives. This end-of-harvest blend is pale in color and astringent on the palate. Add Dakota Matcha to blended drinks, green tea smoothies, matcha recipes, supplements and other food applications. Froth with milk, blend with fruit or add the rich taste of matcha green tea to desserts, sauces and pastry.

I then proceeded to the Matcha that I bought from EarthFare, U•Matcha® Ginger tastes a little bit different and I am not saying I prefer one over the other. But this one has a hint of Ginger that I love. It is also more readily available than the MatchaSouce as I discovered the one they sent me was sold out online. Premium U•Matcha™ Ginger is unlike regular green tea, these tender, shade-grown leaves are ground to a fine powder creating a spicy kick of flavors in baked goods or savory dishes. This exceptional tea is abundant in nutrients and has the balanced flavors of what is referred to as umami (literally, "yummy" in Japanese). Premium U•Matcha™ Ginger wakes up the flavors of miso soup, stir-fry, and sweet desserts.

Matcha has so many health benefits. If you drink tea hot or cold then you would love this tea.

When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf

      Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea

      One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content
Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg

                                              Boosts metabolism and burns calories
                                              Detoxifies effectively and naturally
                                              Calms the mind and relaxes the body
                                              Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
                                              Enhances mood and aids in concentration
                                              Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
                                              Prevents disease
                                              Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Antioxidants are the body’s defense agents. They are chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic diseases. Put simply, the more you have, the better equipped your body is in the fight against infections and disease.

So in ending I believe that Matcha Tea is a great alternative to other teas. If you enjoy tea at all and would like the healthy benefits of Matcha then it would behoove you to check it out. Yes, it is a little pricey but it does not take much to make a single serving. With all the healthy benefits it is definitely worth the extra money you will pay.

All nutritional information as well as the ORAC chart was copied from MatchaSource and Republic of Tea.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


I received this product for free for testing purposes, #sponsored, @crowdtappers
Garnier Olia offers you a better choice when coloring your hair at home. Not only do they have numerous colors from which to choose. They are very affordable and will fit any budget. This product contains natural flower oils and no ammonia which has been proven to dry out hair. Olia uses 60 percent oil blend to achieve radiant color results. Olia improves hair and restores hair making your color brighter and leaving your hair feeling silky and hydrated.
The process was simple and with the easy to follow instructions I had no problems whatsoever. When I first saw the results I was floored and also a little upset. The color was just so bright and I felt it was a little to bright at the roots. After several washes it evened out. I am now totally happy with my new color. My hair is so soft, and the color is awesome. I have not found another product that compares to this one at this affordable price. The scent is also a plus. I was so tired of coloring my hair at home due to the scent of other products making me sick. That is not a problem with Garnier Olia. I love this product and have made the switch. I will never use anything else again.

Check it out for yourself, GarnierOlia