ASDM Beverly Hills Serums Review + Giveaway

I teamed up with ASDM Beverly Hills again and they sent me 3 products to try out. (The other product review will be posted in a few days) I really like ASDM Beverly Hills skincare because they use natural ingredients, are easy to add to your routine, they make your skin look good, & they don’t test on animals.

Intensive Repair Vitamin C Serum $30

ASDM Vitamin C Serum

What it does:
It renews & protects skin from harsh toxins & stressors that our skin deals with every day. This serum helps brighten skin tone for a radiant glow.  Diminishes signs of aging and helps prevent against hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage.

How to use:

Shake the bottle before usage. After washing you face apply a small amount of the serum to your face morning & night. Apply in upward motions.  Let sit on the skin for a few minutes and then add your moisturzer.

  • You may notice this might look milky , this is because of the high concentration of vitamin C. Just shake it up.

 

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Whats in it?

  • Vitamin C (MAP): is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C that is rapidly gaining popularity in skin care. It’s stand-out features are that it’s nonirritating, and it’s more stable than L-ascorbic acid. Research is also finding that it appears to be just as effective as ascorbic acid in the stimulation of collagen production. Overall, MAP(magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate) appears to be a better choice than vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to avoid any concomitant exfoliating effects. (Most vitamin C formulas are highly acidic and therefore produce exfoliation)
  • Hyaluronic acid  is highly praised for its ability to “reverse” or stop aging. Hyaluronic acid was nicknamed “key to the fountain of youth” because it is a substance that naturally occurs in humans and animals. As you age the level of hyaluronic acid present in your body gradually diminishes.
  • Green tea Extract: Green tea is not fermented, thus it still retains its polyphenols, natural antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from free-radical compounds that destroy healthy cells.
  • Grape Seed Extract: Grape seed extract is one of the most potent antioxidants out there, consisting of proanthocyanidins, polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. In addition, it has been shown to assist in wound healing and overall improving skin’s health. Heathy skin= younger skin!
  • What is Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a powerful antioxidant, it also helps protect skin from harmful free radicals in the environment.
  • Matrixyl 3000: Powerful lipopeptide molecule that stimulates collagen production in the skin. When combined with other peptides, it is even more effective in stimulating the lower layers of the skin so that they are able to heal.
  • Silk powder: Silk powder is a moisturizing ingredient that also helps to reduce the appearance of pores for a smoother look and feel.
  • Honey Extract: Moisture-balancing extract derived from Honey consisting of Minerals, Amino Acids and Oligosaccharides. Makes skin velvety soft and supple.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Aloe vera leaf extract helps to increase fibroblast replication, resulting in an increase in collagen and elastin fibers. Also improves skin’s health and healing abilities.

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100% Pure Hyluronic Acid Serum $23

ASDM Hyaluronic Acid

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that is present in the connective tissue throughout our body. As we age, the presence of this molecule starts to diminish, causing skin dryness and predisposing your skin to environmental damage. So what is the magic behind this ingredient? Hyaluronic acid has an amazing ability of holding moisture. Just one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold 6 liters of water! How can this property improve your skin? Topically applying hyaluronic acid helps to improve your skins moisture content and thus strengthening your skins barrier. A healthier barrier means plumper, smoother, younger looking skin! But not every hyaluronic acid is created equal. At ASDM Beverly Hills, they make sure their hyaluronic acid is high quality with a low molecular weight. It is biotechnologically produced from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract (does not contain any animal products and has not been tested on animals)

 

What it does:

It is a natural substance produced by skin cells that keeps skin moist, supple and smooth. Keeping skin hydrated & helps plump up fine lines & wrinkles. Leaving skin youthful looking.

 

How to use?

Apply a small amount morning & night in an upwards motion. Let the serum sink in a few minutes before applying your moisturizer.

ASDM Hyaluronic Acid

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Pure Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronic acid), [Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin], Lactobacillus Ferment.

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FINAL THOUGHTS:

I’ve been using both of these together for at least 2 weeks now. You can use these serums together or separate. The Vitamin C is a light orange color that is thin in consistency. For me I used one pump which was easy to spread over my face. I would say the first few days my skin was a little pink after applying for about 10-15 minutes. My skin just needed to get used to the products ( there was no pain or discomfort). I would wait for the vitamin C serum to dry & absorb. Do some squats , brush your teeth, floss. It does make your face a little tight feeling ( this is why a good moisturizer is important)
Next I added the Hyaluronic Serum which you use a dropper to get out. It’s a little thicker than the vitamin C and is clear in color. I would use my middle finger as a guide, palms facing up I would take the dropper and slowly squeeze it out onto my middle finger from the knuckle up. Then rub finger tips together and apply in an upwards circular motion. Wait for it to dry and then add moisturizer. One things I worry about with adding a new skincare product(s) to my routine is how it will react to my skin. Will I break out, will I have a reaction, will it mess with my skin?
With both ASDM Beverly Hills serums, except for the first few days with a little pink skin ( that went away in about 10-15 minutes) my skin was fine & have noticed a little change in my skin. For the better.
I have only been using the serums for 2 weeks & only used them in my night time routine but I think my skin does look a little more brighter. My face also feels smooth & soft. Perhaps if you used them both morning & night you would notice a difference faster. For me Im just letting my skin get used to them a little more and then I might add them in the morning.

 

 

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                              Tips

  • Store these bottles at room temperature, away from sunlight.
  • Always use clean hands before starting your skincare routine.
  • Remember to use a small amount, using too much may dry out skin.
  • If you have sensitive skin, I would use this only once a day , at night.

 

*You can use both serums at the same time just don’t mix them together in your hand. You want to add the thinnest first , which is the vitamin C. Wait a few minutes to let dry, then use the Hyaluronic acid. Wait a few minutes to dry, apply your moisturizer.

 

When will you see results?

For the most part with any skincare products, you have to give it time to work with you skin.  Skin does not age and become damaged overnight, so don’t expect any skincare product to correct these issues overnight. I’d say 2-3 weeks to start seeing some sort of results but at least give it a month, in my opinion. The more mature your skin is , give it a little more time.

A good skin routine should be something like this :

  1. Cleanse Skin
  2. Exfoliate Skin, pat dry.
  3. Tone skin, allow to dry.
  4. Apply a thin layer of serum, allow to dry.
  5. Moisturize skin.

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I received these products complimentary from ASDM Beverly Hills for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Healthy Faces pH Test Strips Review + Giveaway

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PH Strips

I am a total believer that you should listen to your body before going straight to medicine. So knowing your pH levels can help you feel better.

Why is your pH balance important?
It is important for the cells in our body to maintain alkalinity ( neutral) to function and stay alive. Consuming an alkaline diet, we allow our bodies the function properly without out having extra work trying to balance out our cellular environment to keep us alive. Disease can only grow in an acidic body, which makes a condition favorable for the growth of bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, and any other unwanted organisms.

What is pH?
pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline – 7.30 to 7.45

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As you can see what we’ve been hearing all along. Stay away from processed foods, foods high in sugar, simple carbs like white bread, & fatty meat. You should be eating..you guessed it fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, & proteins like beans.

Symptoms of an acidic pH: 
-Early Stage:
Lack of energy, fatigue, chest and head mucus, joint pain, cold hands and feet
Decreased sex drive, heartburn

-Intermediate Stage:
Hives, swelling of ankles, impotence, cold sores,migraine headaches, endometriosis, depression ,eczema, psoriasis

-Severe Acidic Stage:
Cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Chron’s disease
Multiple sclerosis, SLE

Symptoms of Alkalosis pH: 
-Early Stage:
Nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, muscle twitching

-Intermediate Stage:
Difficulty Breathing, light headedness

-Severe Alkalosis Stage:
Confusion, Stupor, Coma

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Saliva Testing: Start by swallowing this allows for any bacteria that might be lingering to be removed. Then place saliva on a spoon then dip the Healthy Faces pH testing strip into saliva making sure both color pads are getting wet. Wait 10-15 seconds then match your color pads to the color code on the bottle for your fast accurate pH balance results. (Do Not test right after brushing teeth).

Urine Testing: Must be at least 2 hours after eating, place Healthy Faces test strip in urine mid stream making sure both color pads are wet. Wait 10-15 seconds then match your color pads to the color code on the bottle for your fast accurate pH balance results. (Do Not Urine test first urine of the day).
Not Generic Information; Healthy Faces offers real support by a Board Certified Doctor for customers that have questions or want to tailor their diets
Specifically Designed for Ultimate Diagnostic Accuracy

My experience:
Very easy to use & read. Fast results. Good to have to check pH levels so you can change your diet around.

Giveaway

U.S residents only
You have 24 hours to claim prize
I am not responsible for lost packages

Enter here -> Healthy Faces pH Strips Giveaway

I received this product complimentary from Healthy Faces for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

42 Bees Slant Tip Tweezers Review + Giveaway #BeautyTweezers

Tweezers are a must have for a girl or guy. Whether you need them for beauty use or first aid care.

42 Bees sent me their slant tip tweezers to try out. The packaging is really cute, from the bee to the hexagon shape ( like a honeycomb). When you open it up , the tweezers are inside a clear PVC tube for sanitary safekeeping between uses.

About these tweezers:
Easy to hold & use
Sharp slanted tip .4mm thickness to help grab small & fine hair
Good for brows, splinters, ingrown hairs, ticks, glass
One less beauty tool- it also has a comb
Stainless steel
You can find them on Amazon

42 bees tweezers

I took the tweezers out of the tube and these feel great in your hand & easy to grip hairs. They are high quality & durable. I’m sure most of us girls have a collection of tweezers that just didn’t make the cut in removing hair or splinters.

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I believe brows are important to keep groomed, they help frame the face and just polish your look. I usually get my brows threaded but do upkeep them in between appointments and these tweezers are perfect for just that.
These tweezers are a 2 in 1 deal; one side you have an ultra shape slanted tweezer great for grabbing the smallest hairs & then a comb to help brush brows to see what hairs need to be plucked. No need to find another tool or if traveling bring another one with you. I was even able to grab some hairs that were just starting to grow out with the tip of the tweezers with no problem.

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You have 24 hours to claim prize
I am not responsible for lost packages.
Good Luck!!

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I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Mia Mariu Love Your Skin Pack review + giveaway #MiaMariu

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  Mia Mariu is a complete line of botanical skin care, mineral makeup, nutritional supplements, fragrances, & essential oil blends using the finest ingredients in nature to help you illuminate your beauty from the inside out and from the outside in. I received a “Love Your Skin” pack to review. Keep reading to see how you can win a pack to try for yourself a $69 value! 😀

You can check out all of their products on there website Mia Mariu

Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser $23
  
Suitable for all skin types
Use AM & PM
Non-irritating, oil-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free,paraben-free
Removes tough dirt, makeup, & impurities
Leaves skin soft, hydrated, & refreshed
Formulated with essential oils to revitalize the appearance of your skin.

It has a light citrus smell from the orange, grapefuit, & lime oils that I enjoyed when using it. Leaves skin feeling clean without striping oils from your skin and leaving it dry, instead your skin feels really soft.

Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30 $46

  
Protects skin by blocking damaging UVA & UVA rays
Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles with green tea extract.
Leaves skin nourished
Infused with white birch bark extract, pomegranate extract, & vitamins A & E to revive tired skin and boost cell renewal.
Non-irritating, oil-free, paraben free
Good for all skin types
Light-weight
Use AM & PM

Rich creamy moisturizer. This leaves your skin feeling baby soft. You can smell the sunscreen but it goes away quickly when applying. Sometimes with moisturizers with sunscreen I have issues with the way it works with my makeup. I didn’t have a problem when using this. It absorbs nicely but it does leave my skin a little shiny/oily looking. I usually have this issue when using moisturizers with sunscreens in them. I just add a little setting powder when I am done applying makeup and it is fine. I also didn’t breakout from using this moisturizer.

Theraputic Oils “Relax” $40
mia mariu oil
100% organic
Alcohol , paraben, sulfate free
Blend of lavender, sandalwood, cedar, clary sage pure essential oils.
Promotes inner peace & emotional well being
Induces relaxation
Reduces nervous tension & anxiety
Soothes discomfort with menstrual cycles
Supports restful sleep
Apply on pulse points on wrists, temples, & back of neck with circular motions.
The scent really is relaxing.

Use code: MIA20 when checking out for 20% off your order expires 12/31/2015

* * * * GIVEAWAY TIME * * * *

Enter here —->> Mia Mariu Love Your Skin Pack Giveaway

PRIZE: Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser, Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30, Sample of Theraputic “Relax” Oil a $69 value
-U.S only
-Must be 18 or older
-Will have 24 hours to claim prize
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages.
Contest ends May 18 2015

For an extra entry , follow directions on my post on instagram

I received this product complimentary for testing & review purposes.

Dial’s *NEW* Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap Review + giveaway

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We do it everyday , well I hope every one is…washing your hands. Why not give your hands the mini spa treatment they deserve with Dial’s *NEW* Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap.
Sugar Cane Husk Scrub is the newest edition to The Boutique Collection, which brings a little luxury when washing your hands. The scent is inspired by freshly cut sugar cane & has micro scrubbers that gently deep clean your hands while also moisturizing & smoothing your skin. Plus the design of the bottle will bring a little style to any bathroom

Dial Sugar Cane Hand Soap

As you can see below it suds up nicely. As you are washing you start to smell the sugar cane scent, its smells really good. What I like is its not overpowering, and after you have dried your hands the scent lingers. You would think with a scented hand soap it might dry you hands out but this soap has left my hands feeling hydrated, soft, smooth, & smelling nice.

Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Soap Suds

Dial Sugar Husk Scrub Soap Sugar

Here are the micro scrubbers, they are gentle on the skin & help deep clean the skin.

If you aren’t familiar with the other scents in this collection here they are:

The Boutique Collection
Sugar Cane Husk Scrub
Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar
Water Blossoms
Coconut Lime Verbena

Dial The Boutique Collection

It was my first time trying a hand soap from The Boutique Collection and I am definitely a fan & can’t wait to try the other scents. How lovely do all of them sound? You should go try it yourself, your skin & hands deserve a little luxury.

Which scent are you most excited to try?

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One winner will win a coupon to redeem for 1 free Dial Boutique Collection Sugar Scrub Hand Soap.
U.S only

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If you are following me on instagram see how you can earn and extra entry.

The Dial® brand provided me with a sample of Dial® Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts review + giveaway

I had the opportunity to try NeoCell Biotin Burst acai berry soft chews.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts

Biotin is an important B vitamin supporting hair, nail & skin health.

This high potency formula supports the metabolism of proteins in the body creating natural energy, luxurious hair, resilient nails , & vibrant skin. Acai berry is added for antioxidant support.

They are designed to nourish your body from the inside out.

There is 10,000 MCG of Biotin , 3 grams of sugar, & 25 mg of acai powder, & 20 calories in each chew. They do not have gluten, soy or artificial flavors, they are all natural.

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty bad at taking my vitamins & supplements everyday. With these delicious chews I haven’t missed a day. Usually I have a problem taking vitamins or supplements because of taste or hard to swallow, not with these biotin bursts. I like the berry flavor & are easy to chew.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts are available through more than 10,000 retailers, including CVS, Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World and independent health food stores nationwide. These can also be found on amazon.

They range from $9.99-13.99 for a 30 count.

You can find out more about these and other products they have on their website here.

you can also check out Biotin Burst video to find out more

My Experience:
I’ve been taking these for 3 weeks.
First off I really loved the berry flavor of these. Taking vitamins or supplements, the taste and size are important to me just as much as the benefits of them. If I don’t enjoy taking them, I won’t take them as I should. They were easy to chew, and tasted great. So great I wanted more, but you only take one a day.
My nails do grow pretty fast but it seems like they have grown faster and are just as strong. I have noticed a nice shiny coat on them too. Remember you still need to have a healthy diet along with taking these. I usually break out around that time of month but this month I didn’t. I’m not sure if these biotin bursts had anything to do with it. Overall, I really enjoyed these bursts and their benefits.

_________ GIVEAWAY TIME ___________

Enter here ~~>>>> Rafflecopter NeoCell Biotin Bursts Giveaway
Must be a U.S resident
Must be 18 or older
I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages.

You can also receive an extra entry by following thatthriftychick on instagram, reposting this photo tag @thatthriftychick , & use the hashtag #CarraBBGiveaway

I received these products complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

*NEW* Dial® Miracle Oil Body Wash #Review + giveaway

Introducing NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body wash. Get ready to experience beautifully soft skin.

Dial Body Wash with Marula Oil
I recently had to opportunity to try Dial’s new body wash. I’ve never heard of this oil before so I went to google to find out more.

I found out that this oil is extracted from exotic fruit seed kernels from the Marula tree that is found in South Africa.

Benefits of marula oil:
– Soothes irritation
– Improves skin tone & firmness
– Improves & restore skins elasticity for a more youthful & radiant skin
– Softens & minimizes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
– Boosts cellular activity

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In the winter like most, my skin gets a little dry & looks a little dull. So using a body wash that will moisturize my skin is something useful & needed. Just because I’m not showing off my legs in the winter, I still want them to look good,healthy, & moisturized.

The gel is a perfect consistency not too thick or watery. This body wash is formulated with micro oil technology for a luxurious, clean-rinsing lather that will leave you skin feeling great. As you can see it lathers very well. When washing with the body wash, it just makes you feel good with the suds & the smell.

Dial Marula Oil Body Wash

The first thing when I opened the box was open up the body wash & take a whiff. It has a nice floral nutty scent to it. Making it a great body wash for both men & women to use. I just kept wanting to smell it.

I always put on lotion after getting out of the shower but wanted to see how the body wash would affect my skin so skipped the lotion. The body wash with marula oil left my skin soft & smooth & didn’t dry my skin out. I really enjoyed using it, I will have nto add it to my rotation (I like changing up scents).

Be on the look out for it on shelves at a store near you.

Have you seen it on shelves yet?
What’s your secret to healthy & moisturized skin ?

You can find out more about Dial on the website or facebook

Now you have a chance to win a FREE bottle!

Purex sent me some coupons and now I want one of my lucky readers to try this body wash.

ENTER HERE ~~> Rafflecopter Giveaway

*The Dial® brand provided me with a sample of Dial® Miracle Oil Body Wash in exchange for a product review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Peanut butter with a twist ~ PB Crave review + giveaway

PB Crave sent me their delicious unique peanut butters to try & review. Keep reading to see how you can win their 4 unique flavors ( Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, Coco Bananas, Choco Choco) , a $28.92 value.

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Lets get started !

– Choco Choco –

A delicious double dose of semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate with premium peanut butter and wild honey. Natural peanuts, premium dark chocolate, & honey to enhance the flavor.
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A classic pairing, chocolate & peanut butter. It reminds me of a reese’s cup… yummy! This one had a thicker & chunkier texture to it. I spread some of this delicious peanut butter over some apple slices. One of my go afternoon or evening snacks. This would be good on pretzels, rice cakes, or off the spoon!

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– Coco Bananas –

A tropical blend of yummy bananas, cocoa and wild honey. Peanuts, a mix of natural banana flavor, real chunks of semi sweet chocolate , & MELO-O honey.
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I like having peanut butter with bananas , so was interested to see what this would taste like. Sometimes banana flavoring could be bad or good . It definitely was like I was eating a fresh banana with peanut butter. What did I make with this flavor? I made oatmeal by mixing in some Coco Bananas PB Crave & topped if off with some chia seeds & sliced banana.

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– Cookie Nookie –

A mouth-watering mix of chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor, wild honey and premium peanut butter — it’s two classics together as one. Farm fresh peanuts, natural cookie flavoring, & chunks of real milk chocolate, with a dash of MELO-O honey.

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I saved this one for last because cookie nookie just sounded like it would be the “save the best for last”. It is one of their most popular flavors. How can you go wrong with cookies & peanut butter? While mixing I got a whiff of peanut butter and vanilla ( the vanilla smell you get when you mix cookies) . It had a medium texture but still easy to spread. I was right this one was dangerously good. I ended up making an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie smoothie.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie

– Razzle Dazzle –

A twisted blend of red raspberry, wild honey, cool white chocolate and rich dreamy darkness .
Fresh peanuts, natural raspberry flavoring, a mix of semi-sweet & white chocolate, a touch of MELO-O honey.
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I love raspberries & right when I opened the container I smelled it right away. I like the mixture of white & dark chocolate. This one had a thinner consistency than the rest. This would be perfect on bagels, waggles, pancakes, or toast. How did I use it? I toasted up a whole wheat bagel thin, spread some PB Crave Razzle Dazzle, topped it with sliced banana, & spinkled some chia seeds on top.

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A little info on PB Crave :
Natural made with U.S grown peanuts
No hydrogenated oil
Cholesterol free
No Trans Fat
Gluten free
No added sugar
No high fructose corn syrup
Kosher Certified
Portion of proceeds support
Project Peanut Butter

Where can you buy PB Crave & find out more?
The PB Crave website, Walmart Supercenters, and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US , or you can use the store finder on their homepage to find a store near you.

PB Crave Website

Find them on social media : Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

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Now you have a chance to win these flavors to try for yourself. Whether you want it to spread or right off the spoon you won’t be disappointed.

– One winner will win Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, Coco Bananas, & Choco Choco delivered right to their door step.
– Must be in the lower 48 states
– Must be 16 and over to enter
– I am not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged packages.
– You have 48 hours to claim your prize, then it goes to the next person.
– Good luck!

Rafflecopter Giveaway –>> ENTER HERE

Which flavor are you most interested to try?

Make up by One Direction limited ed. collectible tins review + Giveaway


I was given the opportunity to try out Make up by One Direction limited edition kits w/ collectible tins.

There are 5 tins to collect, 1 for each member. I was given Harry, Liam, & Zayn.

Where to buy:
Sears, Kmart, Target, Wal-Mart Canada
These kits became available Nov 15

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What’s in each tin :

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

·Colors are named after their songs.

I really liked this make up kit, the colors are fun, bold, flirty, colorful.

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I was drawn to the color ‘same mistakes’. I actually wore this the when I went dancing. The color stayed on all night.
I applied ‘Same Mistakes’ from the middle to outer part of my lid. Then applied ‘Tell Me a Lie‘ on the inner part of my lid. I also put a dab of ‘Nobody Comapares‘ (silver) on the inner corner of my eye. I like doing this to open up my eye up more and brighten .

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I wanted to do a darker eye next
Here I used ‘Summer Love’ along my whole lid and a little under my lower lashes on the outer corner. I then applied ‘Same Mistakes‘ from the middle to outer corner of lid. Then ‘Nobody Compares‘ on the inner corner of eye to brighten and make eyes pop. I also lined my upper lid with I Want eye liner.

In the first photo I’m wearing Irresistible lip gloss.
Great color!
I then tried Loved You First in the second. Looking at it it’s like bubble gum pink so I was unsure but once I put it on , I loved it. So fun!

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The other 2 glosses have a nice pearly tone to them.

Nail polishes
I really liked these colors , great for the holiday season.

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Stole my heart – magenta pink
Alive – multi colored glitter

Final thoughts
I really liked this kit. The colors are great; fun, bold, colorful. I like that it has a variety of make up and polish.
The eye shadow stays on , even dancing the night away. The glosses go on smooth and felt nice on my lips. I also like that you can keep the tins after your makeup is gone. Maybe keep One Direction ticket stubs and photos or put other make up in there. The only con I have is it’s a little hard to get the make up applicator, lip top coat, eye liner and nail polishes out.
If you have a One Direction fan in your life, this would be the perfect gift.

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Win a limited edition kit

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Makeup by One Direction Kits Review + giveaway

I was given the opportunity to try out Electro glam mascara, Liquilights glow gloss , & a rock me nail kit from Makeup by One Direction

make up by 1 d kits
Bold and fun colors in each kit.

You can find these kits at :
Macy’s, Dillards , Boscov’s, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands , Lord & Taylor

They retail for about : $16.50

Rock Me Nail Kit
Featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night.
Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic

Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star– UV holo glitter

 

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For me using these, the bottle shape was weird when applying . I needed 2 coats for Moments and 3 for Happily. I did like the end result though . I wish they had a brush for the glitter.

Electroglam Mascara

FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better!
AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow

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I kinda like it as a mascara. Gives a nice pop of color.

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I liked it on my lashes, great for a pop of color. Why don’t we go there- shock of blue is my favorite.
I didn’t like the way it felt on my hair. It didn’t look nice and was stiff. I think it would be better for people with blonde hair . If you do use it on your hair I suggest very small thin pieces .

Liquilights Glow Gloss
Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night.
Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken – Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

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I really liked the applicator, it was like a little pillow adding color to my lips. These had too much glitter and a little grainy for every day use for me .

Final Thoughts:
I think these kits would be perfect for a younger crowd 10-16 (ish) , maybe even concert goers in their 20s.
I liked the bold and fun colors but I don’t have a need for these products for myself. My cousin who is almost 13 would LOVE these products though. These products would be perfect to wear at a concert since the polish and lip gloss are UV reactive. I went to a glow party and wore “Through the Dark” liquilights lip gloss and it turned orange . Someone thought it was cool and complimented me on it.

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My favorites are the shock of blue mascara ,Diana nail polish, Through the Dark gloss . With holidays coming up I think this would be a nice gift for a One Direction fan.

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