Thursday, September 26, 2013

Eat Green Tea - Review

I am an avid green tea drinker. I mean I down at least five cups a day so, when I was offered the opportunity to review EatGreenTea I was super excited! I make a green smoothie every morning with kale, bananas, and a mixed of other fruits that I switch up from time to time. I decided to just throw this in with my smoothie and I did not notice it taste wise at all. However, I did notice an increase in energy and mental clarity. I have only been using this for about a week now but, I think this may be a winner. This product can be sprinkled on top of your food or used in baked goods as well. I can't wait to add this to baked goods!

I really love that EatGreenTea uses pure green leaves chance.  

Check out the below excerpt from EatGreenTea:

We collected samples from organic green tea farms around the world. We submitted those samples to a lab here in America to be tested for the presence of heavy metals. Organic certification doesn't account for this. Heavy metals (even in very small concentrations) can wreak havoc on your body. And once in your system they are extremely hard to purge. We examined the results and chose the farm that had the purest green tea powder that we could find anywhere. 

Benefits of Using EatGreenTea on a Daily Basis
- Increased Energy
- Weight Loss Aide
- Cancer Fighting Properties
- Anti-microbial
- Anti-inflammatory
- Cholesterol-lowering Aide
- Helps Regulate Blood Sugar
- Improves heart health, lowers blood pressure, and increases circulation
- Improves liver function
- Combats Skin Damage 

The lovely people at EatGreenTea has a great website that has a really cool recipe section to give you cool ways to use your EatGreenTea. 

I really enjoyed the samples I received and plan to incorporating this in my daily routine. 

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

Monday, September 23, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Black Girl Beauty Review - UPDATED

Black Girl Beauty is a brand spanking new subscription box which specializes in locating products for women of color. We I first heard about Black Girl Beauty I was so excited. With the markets currently saturated with subscription boxes I felt that this one stood out. 

Check out the excerpt below from their website:

"BLACK GIRL BEAUTY is all things beauty for women of color. BLACK GIRL BEAUTY is an all-encompassing circle of beauty to service the beauty needs of an underserviced and often unrecognized market. Simply, BLACK GIRL BEAUTY is for us.

BLACK GIRL BEAUTY Box is a subscription based beauty box service specifically catering to the beauty needs of women of color. A beauty product sampling service that specializes in finding products which make women of color look and feel their best.

Each month members receive a curated box of beauty products to try and sample. Our editors and special contributors of top beauty experts assemble collections of 4 to 6 high-end beauty products delivered right to your doorstep. We cover all your beauty needs: hair, skin, nails, fragrance and makeup.

Our blog and online magazine contain product information, beauty tips and insider secrets, interviews with celebrity hair stylists & makeup artists, "how to" videos and more. Our editors bring you trends and insider secrets to improve your beauty routine and enhance your beauty.

BLACK GIRL BEAUTY is an innovative concept providing unparalleled service and experience to Black women."

So now to the goodies:

The box shipped USPS and was a lot smaller than I expected, well compared to Glossy Box.

It's a cute lil box. Wrapped nicely with the information card.
I was pleased with the contents!
The box contained:

  • Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment Plus-  Full Size $33
Repairs cuticle damage, strengthens hair to prevent future breakage and instantly restores hydration and shine to hair. After just one treatment, it restores health to even the most deeply damaged hair. 
  • Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer - Full Size $8.50
Inspired by luminous pearls, raw gems, semi-precious stones, glimmering silvers and radiant gold all drawn from the earth. This exclusive nail lacquer is infused with rare and precious elements. It is also free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP.
  • Damone Roberts Miss Ross Brow Shadow - Full Size $20 
A soft black brow shadow that looks natural instead of extreme, this color compliments all skin tones for women of color. A sheer to medium opacity powder can also be used as an eye shadow or eyeliner. 
  • Cuccio Naturale Butter Blends - Full Size $16
A rich and creamy non oily 24 hour hydration with 2 hour time release emollients that release moisture into skin slowly throughout the day.
  • Origins No Puffery -Full Size $25 This is not full size but it is a healthy sample
Win the battle of the bags with this cooling roll on for puffy eyes. Gently roll under each eye from inner to outer corner twice pat in with ring finger. It De-poufs puffs as it brightens dark circles.

Unfortunately my nail polish arrived with a cracked down the back but luckily it did not leak on the other stuff. Anywho, the lovely people at Black Girl Beauty reacted  quickly and, a new bottle is already on it's way to my house. Talk about amazing customer service. 
After I posted a pic on Instagram of my box with the note that my nail polished was cracked. Within two days, I received replacement nail polishes along with a hand written note from the owner herself. Talk about amazing customer service! I am seriously impressed.

So, what do you think of black girl beauty? Black girl Beauty is only $20 per month and I cannot wait for my next box!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Julep September Box - Review

It has been forever since I received a Julep box. I finally decided to get the September box because I was enticed by the featured products. Julep allows you to skip a month, which I love. But, this month they had some facial products so of course I was sold. 

Now to the goodies.

The box contained:

Bare Face Cleansing Oil ($28) This lightweight, antioxidant-rich cleanser gently and thoroughly dissolves makeup, dirt, and excess oil without over-drying skin, then rinses clean with no oily residue. Recommended for all skin types

I like this cleansing oil I used to make a similar oil and it makes your skin glow. It makes my super oily skin less oily.

Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer ($28) This age-defying primer creates a smooth, even canvas for gorgeous makeup that lasts all day.  Absorbs shine, brightens skin, and locks in moisture for 24 hours. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores. Fortified with 18 plant extracts.

This does absorbs shine but, I did not notice a brightening effect. Otherwise it is a nice primer.

I also received these two nail colors. Tatiana and Kristy a gorg orange with simmers or green and a dark shiny navy blue. 

All in all, I am so satisfied with this box and feel it is defiantly worth the $19.99 cost. Do you subscribe to Julep? If so, what do you think?


Monday, September 16, 2013

OMG - My Allure Beauty Box Review!!

I have been so excited to show you guys my Fall Beauty Beauty Box!  This is my first Allure Beauty Box for two reasons 1. they are only available on a seasonal basis and 2. They sell out within minutes of going on sale. Why are these boxes better than any subscription box? Because they send out full sized products and it is only $39.99! This Allure Beauty Box is valued at over $350.00. Talk about getting your monies worth.

When I came home and saw my box sitting on my porch I was so excited. This box was heavy and I could not wait to crack it open.

I was really impressed with how organized this box was packed.

The Box comes with a nice information booklet, that lists each product individually with details on that product.

Packed so neat!

KMS California HAIRSTAY Anti-Humidity Seal ($18):  This shields hair from frizz and leaves    a shiny, weightless finish.

Sation Nail Laquer in Wine-y Happy People ($5): I love this is color it is perfect for fall!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Laced Up ($12): I like having these on hand for a super quick nail color change. 

GK Hair Taming System Serum ($20):  I am not familiar with this brand but, gotta love a hair serum. I can't wait to try this.

Cetaphil Daily Advance Lotion Ultra Hydrating ($9): I really like Cetaphil's products so, this will came in handy.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($8): I go thru deep conditioners so, quick so this is needed.

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer ($21): This night cream is a treatment with Vitamin C and Retinol, NUFF said! This states that it will reduce the look of dark spots and discoloration in only one week. I can't wait to try this one.

Simple Hydrating Moisturizer ($8):  This hydrating Moisturizer is great for sensitive skin.

Schick Hydro Silk Razor (Price Unknown): I use a different type of razor but, this will be great to travel with. 

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser + Balm ($6): I am gonna keep this in my purse just in case I have an cuticle emergency.

Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil ($30):  We doesn't love Argan oil. I used this only once and I am love with it already. This alone makes this beauty box worth it's price.

Burt’s Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate ($3) Honestly, I am not a fan of Burt's products so, I will gift this one.

Redermic [R] Eyes Dermatological Anti-Aging Eye Corrector – Intensive ($56)  I flipped when I saw this because I knew it was pricey. This was one of Allure Best of Beauty Award winners a few years ago. This cost more than the whole BOX!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($13) I tired this once a few years ago and love it, it makes your legs look PERFECT!

RoC MULTI CORREXION NOURISH Stress Repair Eye Cream ($25) I am always down for a eye product and I like ROC products!

ROC Retinol Sensitive Night cream (Sample)

Redken Satinwear Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion ($18):I can't wait to try this. I am a Redken Fan.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($8): The complete salon line is my favorite from Sally Hansen. And, this blue is so pretty.

Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Wax Strip Kit ($9): Never tried wax strips before so, this shall be interesting!

Skintimate Skin Therapy Sensitive Skin Formula ($3): This is my daughter's favorite shaving cream so this will be gifted to her. I do not use shaving cream.

Pixie Eye Bright Liner ($17): This states it makes your eyes look bigger and awake. 

KMS California HAIR STAY Anti-Humidity Seal ($18) This is another frizz be ware spray.

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask ($32): I can not begin to tell you how happy I was to see this. Again this alone would make the box WELL worth it's price. I have wanted to try to for so long. 96% less breakage after one use is the bomb.  I enjoy Carols Daughter's products.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash ($7): My daughter uses and loves this face wash and this will go to her.

I was impressed with this box and plan to purchase future Allure beauty boxes.  This box vauled in at about $350 and only cost $39.99 plus shipping which was I think $9. 
I cannot wait for their Winter Allure Beauty Box which should be available around October so, stay tuned!

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