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May 3, 2016

Honeybee Gardens Review*

What they say: Honeybee Gardens was created in 1995 by author and herbalist Melissa J. Buckley. Years of herbal study prompted Ms. Buckley to create natural personal care products for her and her family. What began as kitchen cosmetics soon turned into a profitable enterprise. You will find our products in health food stores, pharmacies, on-line stores, herb shops, specialty and gift stores worldwide. Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce! We reuse and recycle as much as possible and perhaps most importantly, we DO NOT test ANY of our products on animals, and are PETA certified. All of our products have also been reviewed by the Environmental Working Group, and all have a score of 2 or lower. We are also Feingold certified.

I got one of Honeybee Garden’s Truly Natural Lipsticks to try out, the shade is San Francisco and lets start my review of it! I have to start off by saying THIS SHADE IS BEAUTIFUL! It is the perfect balance between a frosted and shimmer lipstick and really works! I would consider the color to be a perfectly rose shimmery lipstick. And when I say shimmery don’t get scared because its actually beautiful and not overwhelming like some shimmery lipsticks are. It lasts a pretty good amount of time on my lips even while eating and drinking it lasted well and even after washing it off I still had a hint of color and shimmer left on my lips. Did I mention it contains organic ingredients, is gluten free and vegan? Well it is and that’s a major plus in my book since I want to try more organic and natural makeup!
If you are in the market for a new lipstick, which I always am I would highly recommend checking out the Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Lipstick and of course while you are their check out the rest of the line as well!

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May 1, 2016

Elizabeth's Daughter Review*

What they say: Elizabeth's Daughter was created to provide beautiful, simple and effective skincare for young girls. It was born out of the frustration of trying to find products that were not harmful or astringent and fitted into busy young lives.
Having suffered with skin problems for many years and struggled to find products that suited my own skin, I was particularly concerned about my daughter's skin. I wanted her to learn from my own experience and understand the importance of looking after her skin, not only from the outside but from the inside too.
The range was developed in conjunction with a leading authority in botanical extracts and natural products. Every Elizabeth's Daughter product has its own story to tell, with each natural ingredient selected for its unique health and well-being properties.

Firstly the story really sells me on these two products, they sent me The Purifying Mask and The Daily Moisturizer. The story behind it all is very sincere and makes me love these products even more.

So let me tell you about The Purifying Mask! This is a deep cleansing mask to purify skin and eliminate toxins and I have to say I don’t have the best skin and I tend to have a new pimple or three every week and this was the best mask for troubled skin I’ve ever tried. I also really love that it doesn’t completely dry down to the point where if you even speak some masks will crack on you. That was a winner in my book, it also smells fresh, is a normal color and it works! Some masks that I have previously tried are vibrantly colored and when you wash them off they get your towels all kinds of colored and this one like I said is a normal nude color so I didn’t have to worry about that! When I put it on I really felt like it was working! It’s a short mask so its only 3 minutes so you can always put it on before a shower, let it do its magic and you’re completely done and purified!

Now onto The Daily Moisturizer! Another amazing product! I actually have it on right now! It’s a body and facial moisturizer that has an SPF of 15 in it so you can wear it every single day! It moisturizes and gives you a sun protectant which in my book every moisturizer should have SPF in it! This is another product that REALLY works! It goes on like a lighter moisturizer but works like a thicker moisturizer without feeling thick and keeps wherever you apply it feeling nice and fresh all day. Its not sticky, doesn’t have a strong scent and dries quickly so again, all wins for me! I also love that you can use this on your entire body, like I can use it on my face before bed but I can also help that dry patch I still have on my hand from the winter!

Both of these products have become staples in my skincare routine and I highly recommend you check them out and see what products you may like from them. I only tested out two but I cant imagine any of their products being bad! They are also based out of the UK but they do ship to the US so check them out!

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April 29, 2016

LinziClip Review AND GIVEAWAY!*

What they say: The Linziclip® is a revolutionary new hair clip which thanks to its patented advanced gripping mechanism and two spring device, camouflages the inner workings of the old style claw clip whilst gripping the hair better than ever before. And the springs are hidden.

First of all LinziClip sent me a ton of hair clips to review and they also want to do a giveaway!! So keep reading until the end of this post to find out more information! These clips are totally the clips of the future. Personally I always wear clips in my hair but they are always the cheap plastic ones you get at the beauty supply store and they just look cheap and my mom is always asking me Nickki don’t you have other clips that are dressier and my answer is always no. Well now I do! These clips come in SO many colors, designs, styles and sizes that your options are basically endless. They even have clips based on your hair type, which amazes me! Not only do they take the look of a simple clip to the next level they hold your hair in place better too! If you have any type of hair and ever consider wearing a clip, you need to try these clips out they are winners in my book! 
DON'T FORGET KEEP READING TO ENTER TO WIN 5 LINZICLIPS! It's easy! 





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April 26, 2016

EO Review*

EO products sent me one of their Everyone Hair Balance Sulfate Free Botanical Shampoo and their EO French Lavender Botanical Shower Gel to review! So lets get on into my review!


 What they say: Susan and Brad wanted to work the way they lived; inspired, healthy, in touch with nature, and generous. They had a simple vision: they wanted to live like they were retired. For them, that meant spending time with family and friends, not worrying about money, and making sure they were leaving the planet in a way that honored their children and grandchildren. Brad and Susan didn’t think there had to be a separation between work, home, and personal life. They believed in one life: one that valued transparency and trust.
Susan and Brad decided to name their company EO for the essential oils that were both their first products and the heart and soul of everything they would create. They chose the motto: Love Life, Live Clean. They felt this simple statement explained the purpose of their vision.
In 2012, we took our ten years’ experience and launched a line of products designed for young people and large families that had little or no choice for quality, botanical body products. With a 32oz. bottle of soap priced at $10, these products were priced for every budget Everyone for every body was born.

I was so excited to try these out that I actually had to take them out of my bathroom and dry them off to take pictures for this review. The shampoo is actually now part of my everyday hair washing routine and the shower gel is also AMAZING but my mom stole it from me since she loves lavender! I actually adore both of these products and I will absolutely be buying more products from the EO brand! The shampoo smells so fresh and light that I didn’t have to worry about the scent giving me a headache or anything and the only other thing I would say about that is that to really get a good lather I used a little more then the recommended amount! It ended up being perfectly fine but wanted to give you guys a heads up! This shampoo is also sulfate free, which is always recommended to me by my hair stylist so that’s a major plus in my book!
For the shower gel I’m usually not someone who is obsessed with lavender but I’m obsessed with this shower gel! It smells AMAZING; works like a charm and it’s non-drying like some other shower gels I’ve used. You can really tell that it’s moisturizing you while of course cleaning! Plus to add to all of that, ITS CRUELTY FREE and of course the shampoo is also! A+ for EO products!

If you are in the new market or even if you aren’t take a peek at the EO website to see where its sold near you! For me I have it locally at Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods! The whole range is fairly priced and absolutely worth it! I highly recommend you check the products out!

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April 19, 2016

Drink UVO*


I received a bunch of UVO swag to try out and let you know my thoughts on so lets get right into it!

What they say: Highly-respected dermatologist and surgeon, Bobby Awadalla, MD brings his extensive knowledge of dermatology and state-of-the-art expertise in skin cancer removal, facial plastic reconstruction and cosmetic dermatology to his role as the inventor and entrepreneur behind UVO. Everyone, regardless of how much time you spend outdoors, gets some kind of daily exposure to the sun whenever you go outside or even inside when you’re near a sunny window. Living a healthy, outdoor lifestyle means that you enjoy a daily sun protection regimen. We call that being SunWise. It’s all about developing a sun-avoidance thought process or SunWise habits that you practice enough that they come naturally. Drinking UVO fits perfectly into your sun-wise lifestyle – along with wearing sunscreen, SPF makeup, hats, or UV-protective clothing, using umbrellas, and sitting in the shade. The great thing about UVO is that drinking it daily gives you continuous sun protection.

The fact that UVO has 30+ vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients, no artificial colors, no preservatives no preservatives and is gluten free AMAZES ME. This is 100% the best tasting drink and it gives you all of these benefits is truly amazing! I can’t put it to the test just yet since its not good enough weather for me to go sit in the sun but I would happily just drink this for its nutritional benefits. I will be of course putting it to the test in the future but for now DAMN UVO, back at it again with the delicious drink!

To sum things up this is amazing for everyone, if you’re someone who likes to stay inside or if you like to be outside all the time the benefits are just too good to pass up!


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April 10, 2016

Groupon Coupons*


This is a sponsored post and contains sponsored links. 
Being the couponing freak that I am I have officially met my perfect match! GROUPON! I’m assuming most of you have heard of Groupon before and know that it is basically the holy grail of coupons and deals.

If you haven’t, Groupon is a deal of the day recommendation website/service that adds new coupons every twenty-four hours for locations near you. You will mostly find deals for restaurants and stores near you and if you like what they have to offer you can buy the coupon.

They also have free coupons in their database which you use like right now Macy’s is offering tons of coupons and promo codes FOR FREE! For Macy’s they have codes for 15% off your next purchase and even an extra 20% off spring savings code. If you’re a Macy’s shopper like I am you know those coupons come in handy!

Groupon seriously has so much to offer. Besides all of the free and paid coupons they also have a travel section! Yes, travel coupons! And from my travel experience they really do have deals you cannot pass up.


So basically to sum this entire post up, if your not a Groupon member you need to be, you can sign up HERE! If you want to be signed up for one coupon database its 100% this one and of course follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

April 1, 2016

March Favorites


Beauty
Revlon Colorstay Combination/Oily Foundation
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Koko K
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Pink Bubbles & Caviar
MAC Fix+
Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Peppermint 
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
The Body Shop Cocomania Body Butter
Walgreens Tea Tree Oil
Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrush

Television
60 Days In: Okay call me crazy but this jail show is addicting! If you've never heard of it they put innocent people into jail to see how the system is and figure out how to make it better. Lets just say I stayed up and watched all four episodes in one night because I just couldn't look away! At first I thought it was going to be scary but its more interesting and informative over everything and I highly recommend it!

Recovery Road: Unfortunately this just ended :( I am PRAYING it gets picked up for a second season because it was amazing! Again for those who don't know it’s a Freeform (formerly ABC Family) drama! It’s about people who live in a sober living house and shows all of their stories and all the things they deal with on a regular basis! It’s a drama so it’s not real but it sure is addicting and has tons of drama as expected!

Apps
Boomerang: All Insta lovers I'm sure know about Boomerang! It’s basically a GIF you can make of yourself for Instagram, which is SO COOL! You must check it out if you haven't heard of it!

My Fitness Pal: Just this Monday I have started to get back on track with eating right and working out and this app is everything for someone who wants to lose weight or just eat healthy! You can track your calories, connect your Fitbit, and add your exercise and it’s really helpful!



What have been some of your favorites this month? Let me know in the comments!
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