Thursday, August 25, 2016

Earth Kind Stay Away Spiders Review!

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Hey guys, now you can have the cleanest apartment or home but sometimes you can't avoid those pesky critters, especially in the summer and spring. Spiders can be one of those critters. I get it, they're good insects because they kill the others -- but that still doesn't mean I want them living in my home you know? Fortunately, Earth Kind created Stay Away Spiders.

Stay Away Spiders is a great pest prevention that doesn't harm the spiders it just makes them avoid your home. It is a natural repellent that is safe and effective. They're easy pouches that you can put anywhere -- but it is recommended that you should not place it on furniture or finished surfaces as the product may stain. 

Each pouch is made with oils of citronella, lemongrass, and rosemary. Honestly, it smells really great. Spiders ideal living areas though are free of scent and vibrations which is why they hate this. So your area can smell great because of the pouch AND will be spider free. It is a pretty win-win situation.

I have this weird open window that I put my air conditioner in and I know ants get through and I'm sure spiders can, too, so I put one pouch there. We also have some spiders outside of our doorway by a dead plant so I put a pouch in there, too, just to avoid them from entering our place.

Earth Kind makes a variety of "stay away" products, too. Stay Away Ants, Months, and Rodents, too.

Overall, I really enjoyed this because it's non-toxic and still keeps those critters away, definitely check it out you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Earth Kind's website and browse their selection and see where you can buy it near you!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Go Veggie Cheese Alternative Review!

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I live in Los Angeles and honestly being vegan or just avoiding cheese seems to be more common than ever nowadays. A lot of my friends are growing into dairy allergies or just realizing cheese and dairy isn't the best for you and giving it up. Fortunately, we live in a world where there are so many great alternatives that it isn't impossible to survive without dairy and cheese and still enjoying similar foods to them.  Go Veggie is a great company that offers such delicious alternatives and I received the opportunity to review them thanks to BzzAgent!

I received an awesome reusable tote bag, pen, and two coupons for a free product so I went to my local Whole Foods and picked up their Vegan Pepper Jack single slices.

I have never had vegan cheese slices before so I was a bit nervous about it. I made a simple cheese sandwich first and, I have to be honest with you guys, I did not like the consistency of the cheese. It felt very weird and also broke apart easily. The flavor though was still good, so I had a different idea to try eating these cheese slices...I melted them on top of some tortilla chips, added salsa, and ate some nachos, and boy, this was a GREAT decision.

The pepper jack was spicy and added a great kick to the nachos. I only made one little serving but I definitely plan on eating more. It's super easy, just break apart the slices and top them onto the chips, put them in the microwave for like a minute, take it out, add some salsa, and bam!

There are also great benefits to these alternative cheeses. They are non-GMO, contain 65% less fat than regular cheese, 40% more calcium, and no cholesterol, lactose, or gluten. 

While I wasn't a fan of the cold slices, I loved when it melted and it felt the same as cheese then and tasted quite delicious. So if you're having dairy issues or happen to be vegan or just want to try something different and more healthy I definitely recommend checking this out.

Buy It! Head on over to Go Veggie's website to see where they sell them near you! I have to point out though it mentions my local Ralph's and I could not find them anywhere there but I did find them at Whole Foods, so I recommend checking out one of those types of stores before you go to your regular grocery store.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thirty-One Gifts Review!

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Hi everyone, now I know sometimes we're on the go and it's hard to carry around everything you have in one bag, but there is hope thanks to Thirty-One. Thirty-One sells a variety of gifts from bags and accessories and even jewelry! Whether you want them monogrammed or just rock a cute print, they've got you covered. 

I received their Perfect Cents wallet, New Day Tote, and Mini Zipper Pouch. The wallet and tote are in a print new for their Welcome to Fall line -- La-Di-Dot and the pouch is in Totally Tartan.

I LOVED these items. I actually immediately switched my wallet into the Perfect Cents wallet and it works so great. There's so many little slip for credit cards, an ID window where you can put your license in, as well as two big slips for bigger stuff like coupons and such. The outside has two zippers one is thicker than the other -- I put my cash in the thick one and my cents in the other. It fits everything excellently and zips up very compact. 

The tote was amazing too. I used it today for a beach bag and it fit everything and then some. It has two size pouches where I put two bottles of water, then two long zip up pockets on the outside. On the inside it's very roomy with one side having a zipper pocket and the other have 3 little pouches. It just fits so much stuff and the pouches and pockets make it so easy to not lose anything. I know sometimes when I usually use a tote they have no pockets so I can never find my keys or cell phone -- this did not have that problem!

The mini zipper pouch is great to just throw into the tote and put emergency stuff in like tampons and chap stick, or just make it a travel makeup bag. I loved it and you honestly can never have enough of these. 

Overall, I loved these products they're super handy and just make regular wallets and totes pale in comparison. They are made with great quality and just are perfect for everyone. Definitely check out Thirty-One gifts you will not be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Thirty-One's website and browse their amazing selection!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Goddess Garden Review

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Taking care of you skin and body is very important, especially when it's summertime and you're out in the sun all the time. That's where Goddess Garden comes in. Goddess Garden is a great company that has a variety of organic skincare products, specifically sun care. 

I received a heap of samples from them including:
- Facial SPF 30 Sunscreen
- Everyday SPF 30 Sunscreen
- Face the Day SPF 30 Sunscreen and Finishing Primer
- Erase the Day Mineral-Removing Cleanser
- Dream Repair Sun-Repair Night Cream

The sunscreens are packed with nourishing and natural antioxidants as well as anti-aging ingredients like aloe vera. They go on your skin easily and don't irritate. I used both of these when I went to a water park the other day and am happy to say that I did not get burned. 

The Face the Day primer I learned a little goes a long way because I just opened up one of the entire samples and tried to spread it all over my face but it was too much, haha. After wiping off the excess I did feel better and it did protect my skin. As their website says: "Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer features a sheer and lightweight formula to protect your skin from the cumulative effects of sun exposure. Plant-based ingredients like buddleja and vitamin B3 lessen the look of sun damage, while chicory root provides an immediate firming effect, making Face the Day ideal worn alone or as a makeup primer." I put it on this before I started my day, before I put on my makeup and everything and it made my skin feel soft and great.

Erase the Day is a great mineral removal for makeup or just you know remove that day off your face. Mineral-rich French clay attracts impurities like a magnet, while providing necessary nutrients. It leaves your skin soft, clean and nourished, with a tightening effect that minimizes pores and promotes smooth skin.

But you're day is not complete until you put on that Dream Repair Serum. It has a unique blend of natural ingredients like mango extract and licorice root, it instantly softens and smooths your skin, while providing an added lifting effect. Nourishing cream melts quickly into your skin to help repair, revive and brighten overnight. 

All the creams and lotions felt great, they weren't too oily and didn't stay on your skin, they were absorbed easily into your skin and just made your skin look great, too. 

Overall, I was very happy with my new rejuvenated skin. Definitely check out Goddess Garden you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to the Goddess Garden's website and browse their selection!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kat von D Makeup Review!

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Makeup can be tough to find, it's so hard finding the right face makeup for your skin complexion sometimes. Fortunately there are so many great makeup lines out there to help you find your perfect shade, that latest is a line by Kat von D for Sephora!

I received a pretty excellent haul thanks to Influenster! Included in it are: 
- Lock-it Setting Powder Brush
- Lock-it Concealer Brush
- Lock-it Concealer creams in Light 5 (fair cashmere with neutral undertone) and Light 7 (fair buttercream with warm undertone)
- Lock-it Setting Powder

I have to be honest with you guys, I do put on makeup everyday but I am not like deep into all the like highlighting and contouring and all that jazz. So I had to google what a "setting powder" is. A setting powder is loose sheer-to-medium coverage powder that basically "sets" your foundation so it doesn't melt off which is very, very important in this summer heat. It's super easy to apply and feels like practically nothing. Very great for people with oily skin or just people that go out in the very hot summertime. I thought it was very easy to put on, just a little goes a long way, the brush worked great too.

The two concealer creams were great, too. In the summer, I don't wear a huge amount of face makeup because usually I feel like it's more nice to look more natural in the summer. You're more tan anyway so you don't need all that heavy makeup. So the concealer creams worked perfect. I've been using the Light 5 one right now because it looked a little bit darker than the other. It's very easy to use, the applicator is like one of those sponge brush things, so I dab a little on each part of my face and then use the concealer brush to blend it all in.

Top that face makeup off with some eye makeup and blush and BAM you're ready to hit that town. 

That's me in the makeup, while hitting the town! Wowowowow!

Overall, I really liked this makeup, especially the concealer cream because they're small and you can travel super easy with them especially if you're going on summer trips. Definitely check them out you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Sephora's Kat von D page and buy it online or head to your local Sephora RIGHT NOW!