Bare Your Best with Bare by Schick

I was very excited to try this new product. I’ve been hearing about dermaplaning a lot. I actually bought a razor at Ulta but I wasn’t exactly sure if I was doing it correct. I know you have to hold it at a 45 degree angle. Is this 45 degrees? , as I attempted to use it. Well with bare by Schick there is no guess work. Its already designed  at an angle!

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I washed my face & made sure it was completely dry. Then held my skin taught and used small strokes on my face.  I was intrigued with the peach fuzz that came off.  You can hear some scratching noise but it didn’t irritate my skin. Though after I was done my skin did feel very dry. I applied my serum & moisturizer immediately.

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The morning and days after using it for the first time my skin felt plump, smooth, & soft. I feel like using bare with Schick , it helped my skincare products work better.

I’m excited to keep using this in my skincare routine and see how my skin looks overtime.

The design makes this beauty tool easy to use. It has a blade on each side so you can go sideways, down, up. Its also good if you are right and left handed. I felt confident while using it and felt like I had total control.

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You can get salon results for a fraction of the cost.  It cost $30 for 2 dermaplaning wands.

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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that you can now do at home. It removes dead skin and vellus hair (peach fuzz) allowing makeup to go on smoother and other skin care products to penetrate deeper.

Unlike some exfoliation treatments, dermaplaning does not prevent you from going about your day. Sunscreen is still recommended after use.

Main benefits of bare by Schick Dermaplaning Wand:

  • Improves overall appearance of skin quality ( dewy skin,smoother skin)
  • More radiant and smoother looking skin ( provides a faster cell turnover for a nice healthy glow)
  • More even looking skin tone
  • Exfoliates the skin

Other benefits:

 

  • Provides deeper product penetration
  • Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
  • Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines
  • Instant results and no downtime
  • Makeup goes on smoothly

 

Vellus hair ( peach fuzz) helps trap oil & bacteria, so removing the hair helps reduce acne.

After you are done using the device, make sure to give you skin some extra TLC. Vitmain E, C, and always wear SPF

 

You want to wait at least 3 weeks between using this product. You want skin to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle.

Have you tried or heard of dermplaning before? What are your thoughts?

 

I received this product for free from Smiley360. All opinions are my own.

*NEW* Emergen-C Chewables

Need a little more support for your immune system? Emergen- C added a new product to their line, chewables! I was able to try their  Emergen-C Immune + orange blast

Emergen-C Chewables

These chewables have a power packed formula that provides more vitamin C than 10 oranges! Can you eat 10 orange in a day? That’s a lot of peeling to do.

Loaded with B vitamins to support energy naturally

Antioxidants : Vitamin D, C & Zinc to support your immune system.
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Take 2 chews daily.

It has that tangy orange flavor , easy to chew, pleasant on the taste buds. Make sure to drink something afterwards because your tongue will have a little orange/yellow color to it after chewing. They also don’t have a weird after taste which is a big thing when it comes to supplements. They either taste bad or an after taste but no need to worry with these.

For ages 14 & up.

 

Did I feel different after taking them? Not really but it feels good taking something that has vitamins that do the body good.  I won’t  buy these often, maybe if I feel like I need a little extra vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D to help support my immune system.

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Want to try them? Head over to their website here and grab a $1 off coupon

These retail for about $10.99 for 42 count

 

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Flipz Milk Chocolate Pretzels

Earlier this month I shared Flipz white fudge snowflake covered pretzels . I had another coupon for a free bag but was trying to find snowflakes in milk chocolate ( because they are festive) or a different flavor.
I had no luck , so I went for milk chocolate. I picked these up at Target.

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I opened up the bag when I got home and WOW! These are my new favorite snack/treat.

 

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I mentioned before I am not a fan of pretzels ( except pretzel crisps) but these have changed my mind. Well I guess as long as they are covered in yummy white fudge or chocolate. With the milk chocolate it brought out the saltiness from the pretzels , which I didn’t get from the white fudge. It was a perfect treat; crunchy, salty, & chocolate!

I wanted to eat the whole bag but I resisted, even though I really wanted to.

Flipz are officially on my radar for when I want to treat myself. Now I just have to find dark chocolate, birthday cake, & chocolate mint to see which is my favorite. So far milk chocolate is in first place.

I can’t believe I’ve always passed these up. I’ve spotted these at the Dollar Tree a few times too. On my most recent trip they were out, figures!

( For a 7 oz bag they were $2.89 at Target)

Have you tried Flipz covered pretzels? What flavor do you enjoy?

 

 

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

 

Limited Edition FLipz, White Fudge covered pretzel review

I’ve seen these in stores, heard about, even saw friends share photos of these yummy treats…. Flipz covered pretzels.

Smiley360 sent me 2 coupons to redeem to get 2 FREE bags of Flipz.
I was determined to find the limited edition snowflakes to make it festive.

They have a variety of flavors to choose from :

Flipz Flavors

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I searched a handful of stores but nothing. I then was near a store I’ve never been in or heard of and just checked because why not. I found them woohoo!
They only had the white fudge ( snowflakes) These were already on sale so they were not even in the section they would be normally, at this store anyway.

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These are a perfect snack for when watching a movie or as a snack in general.
The pretzels are covered evenly and not smothered in it. The pretzel inside is still crunchy. The chocolate isn’t overly sweet. They have a perfect ratio of chocolate to pretzel.

Im deciding which flavor to try next. Milk Chocolate or Birthday cake ( found at Target).
Flipz can be found at many retailers : Target, Walgreens, & most grocery stores. I would look in the candy section if you can’t find them in the chip section.

Grab a $1 off 2 bags coupon here
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Final thoughts:
Loved them! Buy them if you see them. I am not really a fan of regular pretzels but covered in this yummy chocolate I was a fan. Perfect ratio of ingredients. My mom & friend also enjoyed them.

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

Philosophy Amazing Grace Review #AmazingGrace

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Smiley36o sent me samples of Amazing Grace by Philosophy to celebrate feeling amazingly clean and beautifully feminine.

Shampoo, bath, & shower gel

I love when products are made to save time , especially multipurpose products. I didn’t care for this as a shampoo, I felt like it didn’t clean my hair very well. It did much better as a body wash for me. It didn’t leave my skin dry, left a light scent on my skin, & lathered up nicely. h

Firming body emulsion

Philosophy Amazing Grace Emulsion

I used this right after I got out of the shower. It was easy to spread, didn’t leave skin dry, didn’t leave skin greasy. It absorbed nicely , which left my skin soft, smooth, & hydrated.

The only thing with both of these products is I didn’t care for is the scent so I wouldn’t purchase these in the future. Philosophy makes wonderful scents but this one just wasn’t for me.

I did like how it left my skin feeling & looking healthy though.

Head to the Philosophy site and use code welcome to receive 15% off fragrance.   (*offer code: welcome excludes the my philosophy fragrance collection)

 

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

 

Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain review #AdvilatWork

Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain is the only over-the-counter cold and sinus medicine that combines the speed and strength of Advil and a proven nasal decongestant for fast, effective, relief of severe cold symptoms including stuffy nose and sinus pressure.

Though mucus can contribute to the stuffed up feeling, nasal congestion is the swelling of the tissues in the nose and sinuses caused by inflammation. Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain re-opens your airways by constricting the blood vessels in your nose and sinuses.

This is also great to take when you have a cold.It helps with pain & congestion with just one tablet. Which means you can hopefully go about your day and not have to worry about being congested & in pain.

I hate when I get stuffed up , sinus headaches and sinus pressure are the worst.
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Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain relieves:
• Stuffy Nose
• Sinus pressure
• Nasal Swelling
• Headache
• Fever
• Body aches

Grab a $1 coupon on their website here

You take 1 tablet every 4 hours for ages 12 and over.
If you are taking other medication or aren’t sure, ask you doctor.

My thoughts:
These tablet are easy to swallow. Want to know the best part, if they happen to touch your tongue there is no gross taste. They are actually kind of sweet. When I swallowed it and it touched my tongue it was that split second of oh no gross but it wasn’t at all.  They really do work fast. I had a really bad headache and my headache was gone in about 15 minutes. Which is good because with the holidays, work, spending time with friends & family who wants to be left out because of a headache? I also like that only you only have to take one pill.

How do you deal with headaches during the holidays?

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own

Discover the #SweetMeetsSpicy side of Tea

I recently had the opportunity to try Tazo Chai.

What is Tazo Chai?

  • Steeped in 5,000 years of Indian history, chai is a black tea blend that’s part sweet, part spicy, and totally unexpected. It’s where fresh-ground cinnamon and sweet vanilla glaze join the zesty bite of ginger snaps and pumpkin spice to create a delicious twist on flavors you already know and love.

Classic Chai Spices 

  • Often referred to as “masala,” meaning “mixed spice” in Hindi, this black tea-based blend combines the sweet allure of fresh-ground cinnamon with the spice of citrusy cardamom and a hint of zesty black pepper.

 

There are 2 ways to buy it & a variety of flavors to choose from:

Flavors: Classic, Organic, Decaf, Vanilla Caramel, Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice

Latte concentrate

Tazo Chai Latte

Filter Bags

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I picked up Tazo Chai latte concentrates in Vanilla Caramel & Pumpkin Spice at Target.

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I mixed the Vanilla Caramel with vanilla almond cashewmilk and heating it up in the microwave. I have it a stir, let it cool for a minute and took a sip. As I raised to t my mouth I could smell the spices. I took a sip and it tasted & smelled like Fall in a mug. For me, I didn’t really care for the spicy notes . I go more for the sweets.

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My friend added some to his coffee and he really liked it.

I’m sure you can try baking with the latte concentrate as well. I didn’t really try much with it since  I wasn’t a fan of the flavor of it.

I think these are perfect for the holiday season because they are so easy to prepare and the nice range of flavors.

Prepare Tazo Chai

 

Want to try it for yourself?

Go over to their website you can claim a coupon for $1.50 and if you share on facebook or twitter it will be $2 !

Have you tried Tazo Chai yet? What did you think?

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

 

 

 

 

Goodnessknows snack squares review

Everyone deserves a little goodness….right?
If you haven’t seen or heard of these Goodnessknow snack squares you are missing out.
Crafted with real fruit, dark chocolate and whole nuts in bite-size portions, it’s an easy way to do something good for ourselves.

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A little about Goodnessknows snack squares:

*Each serving ( 4 squares per pack) is only 150 calories- 38 calories per square.
*No high fructose corn syrup and contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
*100 mg of natural cocoa flavanols per serving
*Comes in 3 different flavors:
•Very Cranberry: Cranberry, almond, dark chocolate
•Peachy cherry : Peach & cherry, almond, dark chocolate
•Apple, almond & peanut, dark chocolate (not available in all stores until 2016)

Very Cranberry
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I love how you can see & make out the ingredients in each square. Cranberries, almonds, crisp rice, toasted oats, chocolate. You feel good about eating these and are satisfied after having it as a snack or treat. This is perfect for the Fall/Winter. The tart cranberries, mixed with the crunch from the crisp rice, almonds, & toasted oats pair well with the dark chocolate.

Peachy Cherry
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You can spot the almonds, dried peaches, crisp rice, dried cherries, & toasted oats . Yum!
I liked the mix of the peach & cherries with the almonds & dark chocolate.

Apple, almond & peanut, dark chocolate
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I liked the crunchy textures from the nuts, the sweetness and chewiness from the apple, and savory indulgence from the dark chocolate. It was almost like one of those gourmet candy apples in a snack square form.

Where can you find them?
CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid
online from their website
but make sure to check out their store locator to see if there are any store near you carrying them

Final thoughts:
If you spot these buy one! At least to try. I really enjoyed all 3 flavors. A mix of chocolate with fruit, nuts, oats, a crisp rice. What’s not to like? It satisfies your sweet tooth while feeling good about having a treat yourself moment. You deserve a little goodness 🙂

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

O.B Pro Comfort Tampons Review #obPROCOMFORT

You head down the personal hygeine aisle and there are shelves stacked with different options of tampon. Scented, Non Scented, no applicator, applicator, plastic or card applicator, super, regular,lite , ect.
I have a few different brands I use depending on what is on sale when I need them. Recently Smiley360 sent me O.B pro comfort tampons. I’ve heard of these and even tried them once or twice in the past but have never been a frequent user.

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The first thing you notice is the size.
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This is one of my regular brands I use. 18 count & O.B Pro Comfort 18 count pack regular brand.
Why the difference? Well O.B Pro Comfort tampons don’t have an applicator. It is wrapped in plastic so it stays sanitary. Easier to carry and less waste.

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They even sent me a cute plastic case to keep a few in, to be prepared.

O.B tampons actually launched in Europe before it caught on here in the U.S.
With O.B tampons not having an applicator they say it will help wearing a tampon be more comfortable. Most applicators are straight but the vagina is curved. Finger tip insertion allows you to follow the natural curve of the vaginal canal where it will be most comfortable for your body.

Will it be messy? It shouldn’t be. There is a little ‘finger pocket’ to protect your finger.

Proper way to use it?
Make sure you hands are washed.
Grab your sealed O.B tampon & unwrap it.
Next grab the string and pull it tight left to right. This widens the bottom and creates the ‘finger pocket’.
Place index finger in finger pocket while using your thumb & middle finger to hold the tampon.
Insert
Check here for their user guide

Finding the right fit
Below is a graph that shows a typical woman’s flow pattern during her period. It is usually heaviest the first 3 days so you may want to you a higher absorbency tampon those days.

The reason O.B tampons protect so well, even with their small size is because they expand to fit your body & fluid lock grooves to protect against leaks. Fluid lock grooves guide the fluid inside the core for up to 8 hours of protection.

Where to buy
CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Walgreens are a few places to look.
You can also head to their website O.B Tampons

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My thoughts:
I must say the whole not having an applicator turned me off from really using these. Plus I learned I wasn’t quite using them right when I used them in the past. I missed the step about moving the string to create the finger pocket. I like that they are small & compact so they are easy to put in your purse, pocket…anywhere. I am also a fan that these have less waste than my normal tampons since they don’t have a plastic applicator, the box is small, and so is the wrapper. So its better for the environment.
A little TMI but I did notice the how the fluid lock grooves works to guide the fluid to the core of the tampon to prevent leaks.
These weren’t as bad as I thought. O.B tampons are comfortable, easy to use, & comfortable. I don’t know if I will switch completely to o.b tampons. If I see a good deal I might just pick these up instead , have them in my purse for emergencies ( since they are so small), or use them for my lighter days.

What do you use to stay protected during your period?

*I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Take The Hair, Skin and Nails Challenge with Nature’s Bounty

I took the hair, skin, & nail challenge with Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin, & Nails gummies.

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Looking good and feeling great has never been this delicious! Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies contains just the right balance of nutrients to support lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin, all in a delicious strawberry flavored gummy.

Find out more on their website

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The gummies provides you with the vital nutrients your body needs to support your natural beauty from within. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are antioxidants. Vitamin E contributes to skin health, and Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and formation, which forms the basis for vibrant skin. Biotin helps to maintain healthy hair and nails.

Nutrition Natures Bounty

No Artificial Flavor, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, Sodium Free.

I am pretty lucky and my nails, hair, & skin are pretty healthy from a healthy diet.
I did notice my hair & nails looking a little shinier. I don’t know if it had anything to do with it but usually around that time of month , I get a pimple or two but this month while taking these… nothing.

These are easy to take and taste great too! I really enjoyed the strawberry flavor and having it in gummy form was almost like having candy. You take 2 a day with or without a meal.

I did like taking them but for me personally I don’t think I need these, so don’t think I will continue to use them. If I do notice a change in my hair,nails, or skin I will consider taking them again though.

If you think your hair, nails, or skin look a little dull. Along with a healthy diet, I think you should at least try these gummies to see if you notice a difference. You have nothing to lose and if you don’t see or feel a difference, Natures’ Bounty will give you your money back.

Get started and join the challenge here

Foods with biotin: liver, cauliflower, salmon, carrots, bananas, soy flour, yeast, wheat germ, whole-grain cereals, whole wheat bread, eggs, dairy products, nuts, swiss chard and chicken.

Have you tried these gummies from Nature’s Bounty before? Do you prefer pills or gummies when taking vitamins or supplements?

*I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.