Saturday, May 31, 2014

Once you C-it, you'll believe it. Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Vitamin C can help with the following skin conditions.
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Acne Scarring
  • Sun/Environmental Damage
  • Fine lines/wrinkles
Wellness effects of continued use of Vitamin C.
  • Evens and brightens skin tone
  • Fights free radical damage with powerful antioxidants
  • Increases cell turnover
  • Lightens scarring/hyper-pigmentation areas
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis for firmer, plumper, healthier skin

I have used Vitamin C topically on my face off and on over the years to help treat facial skin discolorations due to excessive sun bathing in my youth.  Until recently I hadn't thought much about resuming the use of Vitamin C for my face.  I was invited to sample a new Vitamin C serum from Mystelic Beauty and readily accepted.  


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The first thing I noticed after receiving this potent bottle of Vitamin C is that the dropper was not in the bottle.  The dark amber bottle was sealed to preserve the potency of the serum.  I knew that the effectiveness of this serum would not be diminished because it was sealed properly.  

I applied a half dropper-ful of the serum to my fingertips.  The consistency is perfect and not watery, drippy or runny.  I was able to apply the entire amount from my fingertips without losing any product.  I felt a slight tingling, which is completely natural when applying Vitamin C.  This serum was absorbed by my skin in an instant.  Within a minute it was completely dry and I was able to continue my other skin product application.

After using this serum for 2 weeks there is a dramatic increase in my skin brightness and clarity. The hyper-pigmentation is still present, but I know that Vitamin C serum alone cannot erase the years long damage of excessive sun exposure.  I will continue to use this serum daily to promote cell turnover to help diminish the discoloration I am trying to banish. 

Have you tried a Vitamin C serum?  What are you using to hold back the hands of time?




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

QSpeed Fast-Melt CoQ10 Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

There are numerous medical studies documenting the benefits of supplementing with CoQ10.  It has been shown that CoQ10 plays a vital role in heart muscle cells, by oxygen utilization and energy production.  

CoQ10 is a natural antioxidant synthesized by the body.  Although it is found in many foods, such as, meats, fish, oils, nuts and seeds, it is also available in as a supplement.  

I was invited to sample QSpeed's Fast Melt CoQ10  tablets.  




The benefits of using these fast melt tablets are many.  

  • Delicious orange flavor that is not chalky and dissolves quickly.  
  • Fast melting tablet for optimal absorption.
  • Sugar free 
  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Non-GMO ingredients
  • 100% Natural CoQ10
  • Made in Switzerland
Simply put one or two tablets on your tongue and press them into the roof of your mouth. The tablets begin to dissolve almost immediately.  There is no residue left in my mouth and no aftertaste.  I enjoy taking these orange flavored supplements and wish that all my other vitamins and supplements were this easy to take.

If you are in the market for a CoQ10 supplement I can definitely recommend this product.  

Q Speed Fast Melt CoQ10 tablets can be purchased at amazon.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Motilo - What/How to Wear.


Motilo is a unique social editorial platform for women to create, share and discover fashion content.  Fashion lovers are given the opportunity to join an informed fashion community to solve fashion dilemmas alongside influential stylists, designers and bloggers.

Motilo is the perfect platform for bloggers looking to style their favourite products into bespoke style content adding a unique visual element to fashion posts.

- Refresh your wardrobe with expert advice

-Create, style and shop with other members

-Ask a question and get answers from our community

Brought to you by etailPR Blogger Network.  I was invited to design and style an outfit using the unique, lovely curated products with the Motilo shop.  It was difficult to settle on a single outfit as the choices are numerous and each one more stunning than the next.  After much deliberation, I present to you my trending creation.



Beginning with sexy underthings and a strappy, stiletto sandal. Adding a classic flirty dress and simple, yet eye catching embellishments.  The final touch a bold, red lip.

Please let me know what you think of this collection.  This is my first attempt.  I'll be back to visit http://www.motilo.com/trending/ to create other various looks.  

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Collagen Versus Wrinkles

One of the latest solutions for smoothing out wrinkles is not topical but drinkable, and it tastes like green apples.

As we age collagen production declines.  This slowdown causes sagging and makes fine lines more prominent.  

In March I blogged about Skinade to drink your skin woes away.  Since then I have done a bit more research and found a more cost effective alternative.    


http://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-ultra-beauty-drink-mix-verisol-30-0-1-oz-3-7-grams-pkts



Verisol®—Natural Beauty from Within

While topical creams, lotions and serums help promote healthy skin appearance, they affect only the outermost layer, the epidermis. Nutraceutical ingredients like Verisol work from the inside out, nourishing the deepest layers of the underlying dermis.
Verisol and Collagen
Collagen is the natural choice for supplemental skin support. When we're young, our skin is soft and supple due to an ample collagen supply. After age 35, however, we begin to lose the ability to synthesize and store collagen within our skin. This contributes to the visible signs of aging—fine lines and wrinkles; and reduced luster, firmness and radiance. Verisol, by stimulating the synthesis of collagen, elastin and proteoglycans, helps replace what time takes away.
Experiments and clinical studies in both animal and human models demonstrate Verisol's ability to promote skin hydration, support skin elasticity and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The graphs here show the dramatic results.
Verisol and Skin Elasticity
Verisol and Wrinkiles



Swanson Ultra Beauty Drink Mix with Verisol can be stirred into a smoothie or yogurt or 
simply added to juice or water.  

I regularly buy vitamins from Swanson Vitamins online and I am thrilled to know that I can purchase this Drink Mix along with my other supplements.

I'm going to give it a try.  What do you think about drinking your skin woes away?




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

100% Pure Emu Oil for Skin & Hair Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Do you have dry and brittle hair?

Is your skin dry and flaky?

If you do I have a product that will help you with both these issues.  

100% Pure Emu Oil from insta natural.  That's all that's in this 4 ounce bottle.  No chemicals or preservatives. 


I first learned about emu oil while I was in massage therapy school.  Our instructor was a fan of this oil because it has been proven to relieve sore muscles, aching joints along with pain or inflammation.  

Emu oil is effective for many skin ailments.  It can improve the healing of wounds, cuts and burns.  It can reduce bruises and stretch marks.  It may help with scarring and keloids.  

Emu oil can reduce redness due to acne.  It can be used on chapped lips, wrinkles and age spots.  It can also be used to protect skin from sun damage and promote more youthful looking skin.  It has concentrated moisturizing properties.

Applied to dry cuticles it can help soften them and promote healthy nails.

After receiving the emu oil from insta natural I was amazed at the ways this oil could be used.

I have used one pump of emu oil each evening on my hands and have noticed a considerable improvement in my cuticles and dry patches on my fingers.  

My Love has used one pump of emu oil on the heels of his feet.  When he first started the skin on his heels was dry and cracking.  Since using the emu oil for the past two weeks, his heels are almost completely healed.  It's a miracle.  Initially he was Very skeptical.  Now he is a believer in simple pure emu oil.

One of the reasons I really like this product is there is no smell.  It is fragrant free and can be used by both men and women.  This is a big plus for me.

With continued use I am confident that we both will have healed our skin.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.







Saturday, May 10, 2014

Stylish Monochrome Looks

Timeless and chic are chalk white and denim in a classic color palette.  

Virtually any color accessories can be added to achieve a personalized look.

Monochrome style is brilliant for the harried woman.  

Choose any top and bottom for an effortless, tailored put together style.

These simple essentials will carry you through the years as your tried and true best friends.


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Monochrome, yes.  Boring, no.

Do you embrace monochrome or do you favor prints?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Give yourself head-to-toe Love

Self-Objectify - to see ones physical being only as something to look at and evaluate.



Women who self-objectify are more prone to depression, eating disorders, and sexual dysfunction.

Powerful words.  

But, what does this mean to the average woman?

It means that we do not accept our bodies based on ability, but rather on appearance.  That we judge ourselves, harshly, if we don't live up to unrealistic standards that we have set for ourselves.  Standards that are rubbed in our faces daily by the media.  

How should we handle it?

By realizing that our bodies are capable of so much more than just being looked at and judged.  Our hearts pump, our blood flows, we breathe and speak.  Our brain processes data continuously.  Our hands touch and feel.  Our belly guides us with its intuition.  Our legs and feet carry us where we want to go.  

We are so much more noble and inspiring than we can ever imagine.  Our bodies tell our stories.  Scars, stretch-marks, wrinkles, cellulite, fat and muscle.  Each imperfection is who we are and bears how we got there.  In imperfection lies perfection.  We are perfect in our differences.  


No matter how you feel about your body right at this moment, stop and take a full minute to understand what your body does for you on a daily basis.  Now, thank your body for all it has accomplished so far in your life and give yourself head-to-toe Love for now and for always.

What miracles has your body carried you through in your life?