Sunday, March 29, 2015

Purex Crystals ScentSplash In-Wash Fragrance Booster Review

Disclaimer:  This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own  opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.


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Purex Crystals ScentSplash In-Wash Fragrance Booster in Fresh Lavender Blossom


Ever since being introduced to the original Purex Crystals as a Purex Insider project, my laundry is never complete without that product to add alongside my detergent.  The amazing scent is one thing, but I love how this product seems to perk up the look of even old clothes while infusing that scent deeply into the fabric without any harm. When I had the chance to try the latest addition to that line, I had to sign up to test the Purex Crystals ScentSplash in-wash fragrance booster. 

Unlike the dry form of crystal scent beads of the original, this new product has those scent beads in liquid form.  I got the Fresh Lavender Blossom scent, but it also comes in Fresh Spring Waters, and Fresh Mountain Breeze.

You use the Purex Crystals ScentSplash the same way that you do the crystals by adding directly to the washer or the in-wash tray with the detergent.  The recommended amount is a half capful per load or use as much or as little as you want.  For a large load, I went with the suggested amount and used less when I had a small load.  This worked well for me.

I love what this stuff does for lingerie for even more freshness.  That beautiful scent of lavender is released every time I open my lingerie drawer since this test.  

Guess what?  I will be picking up the other two Purex Crystals ScentSplash in-wash fragrance boosters in those other scents soon.  Honestly, give both forms of Purex Crystals a try because they are sensational for laundry to the point where you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.


*Disclaimer:  Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Saturday, March 28, 2015

L & Z Inc.’s Yorkshire-Mayfair #LuxuryMicrofiberSheetSet, Queen, Assorted Color Review

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided from Tomoson as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours






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L & Z Inc.'s Yorkshire-Mayfair Luxury Microfiber Queen Sheet Set

Buying new bedroom sheets may not be the most exciting items to shop for.  However, you might change your mind if you got a wonderful set at a low price that also felt extra soft to the touch like the set I received at Tomoson to review with L & Z. Inc.’s Yorkshire-Mayfair Luxury Microfiber Queen, Assorted Color Sheet Set.

I had no idea what color that would show up.  What arrived was a complete four-piece queen set in my favorite color no less–a pale green shade with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.  

When I took them out of that clear, zippered bag to examine them further, I just loved how soft they felt.  This luxury microfiber fabric was so smooth when gliding your hand over it compared to plain cotton.  It also was thick and appeared quite strong.  

Making the bed with my new set was so easy.  I loved the deep pockets also.  Compared to the typical white sheets that I use, I thought was color was soothing that I was tempted to crawl in and take a nap.

You can tell the quality of these sheets are ones that might last  judging by the heavyweight material and construction like those deep pockets.  To know that this set is also hypo-allergenic is great for those of us with allergies, which is another plus if you ask me.  

For $29.95 you can’t go wrong with this Yorkshire-Mayfair Luxury Microfiber Queen Set.  In fact with a price like this, I might just stock up on several sets for myself and to save for gifts.  

You can find these Yorkshire-Mayfair Luxury Microfiber Sheets in different sizes and colors by L & Z Inc. on Amazon.  Check these sheet sets out because they are nice!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  A free product was provided by Tomoson solely to facilitate this review.*


Friday, March 27, 2015

Save Brittle Hair From Further Damage and Breakage With This Simple Deep Conditioning Banana Hair Mask Recipe


Everyone wants shiny, bouncy, soft hair that is a reflection of perfect health.  However, there are times those strands can fall ill and become dry and dull, which makes breakage more of a problem.

Before the situation becomes worse, you might want to try this homemade hair mask because it works exceptionally well to nourish damaged hair, even the coarse, curly variety. With honey, a natural humectant and olive oil for added moisturizing properties together with bananas and natural oils besides its potassium for strengthening, along with protein of egg, this recipe gives hair gives hair exactly what it needs. 

You will need to take out your blender. Be prepared to hide out with this mask mix on your head for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.  


Deep Conditioning Banana Hair Mask

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 egg
½ of a banana
1 tablespoon of honey

Take out your blender and mix together until smooth.  

Put the mask on your hair, cover it with a shower cap or wrap your head in some plastic wrap before a towel and then make sure to HIDE.  

Keep out of sight for about 30 minutes.  Then take a shower and be ready to greet people looking beautiful!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Revitalize Your Complexion!***WIN***Reviva Labs Three-Step Layering Anti-Aging System Review ($99) Giveaway!–Ends April 14, 2015

Disclaimer:  This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own  opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



In order to have the most beautiful, youthful complexion possible, you need to resurface the skin and get rid of dead cells first.  Reviva Labs’s three-step layering system of Collagen Serum, 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream, and the Nasolabial Fold +Multi-Peptide Cream that I was sent for this review/giveaway are a good place to start. 


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Reviva Labs Three-Step Layering System


Over the time that I have been using those products for gently exfoliating while gradually regenerating the complexion with the nourishing elements it needs, I have watched my skin flourish.  How I began to accomplish this feat was simple.  I started with their Collagen Serum #307 after each cleansing mornings and nights. 

The next step was giving myself a patch test with a small amount of 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream #381 on my inner arm first to determine how sensitive I might be to the product I was about to follow with.  It did tingle slightly, but it wasn’t anything that bothersome that I would need to take it off.  

In fact, my face must have gotten used to that Glycolic Acid Cream because I didn’t notice it after awhile or then again it might have been soothed from the Nasolabial Fold + Multi-Peptide Cream #402 that I applied next.  This cream was specifically formulated to help plump up the fat pad at the sides of your cheeks, which drop more as we age.  I don’t know the exact science of how this cream’s abundance of various peptides to stimulate collagen synthesis gets activated or sets off this layering system, but I can tell you my complexion was smoother by the end of the first week.   

Like I hawk, I kept a sharp eye on those two deeper lines that I have on the sides of my nose to mouth. However, I didn’t see too much get excited over until several weeks later.  At first, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.  I even had to do a double take before getting second opinions because those two deep lines looked more filled in.  Nothing in a jar is going to erase all time from your face completely, but this certainly gives the face a lift! 

I am more than pleased with Reviva Lab’s three-step layering system, regardless of how long that beautiful improvement lasts since my skin feels so remarkably soft and dewy as well.  Do try these products because you will like them.

*Disclaimer:  Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

For Endless Perfection #YourRadiantSkin!--IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin One Day Sale Coming FRIDAY, March 27, 2015! (Review)

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



I can’t wait to tell you the great news. One of my favorite makeup brands, IT Cosmetics, is set to put another five-piece collection as a Today’s Special Value on QVC with their  CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin box! This deal will happen on Friday, March 27, 2015 at midnight (Eastern Time) so set that alarm now because this has the perfect beauty products you’ll want to get ready for Spring!


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IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection

You don’t want to miss out because you get three new IT Cosmetics products with their Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination, a new edition of Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio in Pretty in Spring, and their No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush.  If this isn’t reason to get you excited about staying up, then let me finish because you also get that huge compact of their Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc and a Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush, which I always use since it can light up a face instantly.

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination  (Medium).  The shade is just a bit dark for my fair complexion.


The new Your Skin But Butter Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination that I received arrived in medium. Just like the original, I thought the formula provided wonderful coverage that was easy to adapt from light to heavy, depending on your skin care needs.  You can’t help but love how hydrating and yet unbelievably light it feels before that dewiness transforms to a perfect satin finish with some sensational brightness to it.  The best part of IT Cosmetics advances in anti-aging technology is you’re not just masking imperfections with this product but improving your skin enabling such a realistic natural glow to shine through that it does seem to take some years off of your face with sun protection to boot.

To further amp up my complexion, you can’t go wrong with their Anti-Aging Face Disc with matte bronzer, illuminating powder and that soft pink blush stain paired up with their new Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush.  This plush, domed brush is exceptional for a beautiful application with the way it captures the pigment and blends everything just so.

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IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc and Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush


The Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Spring has a soft medium brown, a gleaming champagne shade for highlight, and a medium peach, which is fresh and will work well with the nude shades that are springing up for the season. To make it even better, I always liked how nicely their No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush was for putting on shadows, especially for that feathery feel against the skin, besides blending and smudging.

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Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio in Pretty in Spring and the No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush from IT Cosmetics

The value of this CC+ Your Way to Radiant 5-Piece Collection is $172.  Though I don’t know the exact price for this upcoming midnight sale, I can tell you that it will be priced under $60!  Incredible, right?  

Now you must be feeling as hyped as I am at this point so do remember to make a date with IT Cosmetics and QVC Beauty for Friday, March 27,2015 at midnight (Eastern Time) to take advantage of this awesome sale.  This IT Girl will see you there.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  A free product was provided solely to facilitate this review.*

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Discover the 18th Century Vllcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask–a Royal Beauty Formulation Once Sworn to Secrecy!

 Disclaimer: This a sponsored post for VIIcode.




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Vllcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask



What started out as the need to cure Dr. Victor’s personal skin condition in the 18th century also altered the course of his life once rumors of his complexion miracles surfaced.  Soon his services were sought out by royalty wanting the secret to such tender skin as a baby.  This is the “Ageless Mythology” he became known for. So impressed with how soft and youthful the skin became Napoleon Bonaparte established a lab and named Dr. Victor the royal imperial beautician at the request of his Josephine, where he was sworn never to reveal his formulations until after her death. 

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Vllcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask

For more than 200 years, the Victor family had kept that oath unchanged establishing the exclusive VII Identify Club in May 1945, where royal members, aristocrats, politicians and business leaders and other of the elite could receive lifelong service on a one-to-one basis to reap the benefits of these coveted anti-aging formulations. This was the distinguished origin of Vllcode Beauty Technology, Inc.

However, it is a new age.  The time for that cycle of royal privilege becoming available to all has dawned. Finally a natural herbal formula for eye repair with unprecedented original ecological plant oxygen extracts (EOPE) to active cell oxygen capacity for 24 hours that will reverse fine lines, dark circles, puffy eyes, and eye bags is on the market. Introducing VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask, a sleeping mask to naturally restore tired, aging eyes.

The VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask will change the way you think of eye care with its revolutionary principles of aerobic skin care.  Each box has six packets designed to support energy, and repair fiber cells to improve vitality and elasticity, deeper and longer than other eye masks that typically hydrate for 15 minutes. Worn two to three times a week over the course of an eight-hour night will improve overall brightness and moisture while encouraging the look of younger looking eyes.  To witness more dramatic progress, a three-box program is called for.


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Opened Vllcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask


Each VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask box contains six treatments.  The product retails for $55 and can be ordered on Amazon.com  or the company's website. 

Learn more about VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask  or the Vllcode line by visiting the company’s website. 


*Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post for VIIcode.*

Monday, March 23, 2015

Are You Confused About the Right Way to Handle Dandruff?


Dandruff can be an embarrassing problem.  This condition happens because the skin on your scalp is constantly renewing itself and shedding.   It is when those dead cells become trapped and mix with hair oil that it triggers the yeast-like fungus known as malassezia, causing seborrheic dermatitis.

Before you rush to the drug store, you need to figure out if you have a true case of actual dandruff or just a side effect from styling products.  Making that determination is easy because real dandruff is white and a thicker texture than the clearer variety of what may fall to your shoulders from products.  

If you find those styling products are the probable cause, trying a clarifying shampoo could help.  Then again, you could have an allergy from anything in your hair products, especially fragrance that cause that contact dermatitis and dandruff.  Switching to a non-scented line or just a different brand of hair care product could simply fix this.  Actual dandruff needs active ingredients in the shampoo to be effective.  

If you were planning on also coloring your hair, you should keep the following in mind. Dandruff can also become more severe since the chemicals in hair color can effect the scalp’s healthy bacteria.  A better idea is to try to rectify the condition first.

The real trick when considering a dandruff shampoo formula is figuring out which dandruff ingredients can best work for the severity of your problem.  If you have severe dandruff and non-colored treated hair, look for selenium sulfide and ketoconazole.  Look for ones with coal tar when there is lots of flaking involved.   

Those with milder dandruff would be happier with zinc pyrithione, salicylic acids, or a natural antifungal agent like tea tree oil over the stronger  formulations that can overly dry the hair.

Remember that if you don’t see any progress after several weeks of using those dandruff shampoos, you should make an appointment with a dermatologist.

Fortunately, those white flakes tend to improve somewhat in the summer because sun exposure is capable of inhibiting the fungus responsible.