Thursday, September 18, 2014

Green Virgin Soap Nut's Laundry Detergent Review


Green Virgin Products is a family-owned business created in 2009 to fulfill a specific need in the marketplace. Ken Marion, founder, lost his brother to cancer, and is a cancer survivor himself.  These experiences were the foundation of the Marion family’s vision—to provide high quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly products that actually work, and can save money compared to the toxic polluting products.


I was given the opportunity to review Green Virgin Products Soap Nuts Liquid. This all natural laundry detergent is derived the from the Chinese Soap Berry Tree. This tree produces berries that contain saponin, a natural soap that is safe for people and the environment. I was eager to try this product because both my husband and daughter have sensitive skin and I have to wash their clothes in dye and fragrance free detergents. You can find commercial brand detergents that are free of these things but sometimes I wonder what other toxic chemicals are hiding in the bottle. Soap Nuts Liquid contains 3 ingredients!

This laundry liquid works in HE washing machines and only takes 2 to 3 pumps to get your clothes clean. An 8oz. bottle will actually get 120 loads of laundry clean! At the sale price of $18.95 that's only .15 cents per wash! ( I did the math.)

Now the real question, does it work? It sure does! Soap Nuts Liquid gets your clothes clean and soft, even without fabric softener. I wish this stuff naturally smelled like berries that would make it the best laundry detergent ever. Unfortunately your clothes are left with no scent, but then again I am used to this because of my family's sensitive skin concerns. The one negative thing I will say about Soap Nuts Liquid is it is super sticky, so try not to spill any of it. ( Yes, I spilled some.)

Green Virgin Products also sells bags of Soap Nuts. These are actually the whole berry that has not been broken down into a liquid. They are 100% natural! You stick them in a drawstring bag add them to your wash and let the magic of Saponin clean your clothes.

If you are not familiar with Green Virgin Products then go check them out online. You can also like them on Facebook.

***Monica***


The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scentsy Fall Review


Can you believe the first day of fall is only 9 days away?! As you can see I am counting down the days to cooler weather, falling leaves and Holidays with family. I have mentioned this in the past but I am a "smell" person. Meaning I love things that smell good. That's the reason I love Scentsy products and decided to become a Scentsy consultant. I believe in their products and they smell sooo good! I am so excited that Scentsy fall scents are out and ready to be enjoyed.


Here is a list of Scentsy's 2014 Fall/ Winter scents. I have smelled all of them and let me tell you there are some yummy ones. My favorites are Frosted Ginger Cookie, Sno-Leil and Winter Pine. Frosted Ginger Cookie smells like one of those delicious cookies everyone starts baking come fall. Sno-Leil smells clean and sweet, it reminds me of snow fall and a hot cup of cocoa with lots of marshmallows. Winter Pine is one scent I will be burning come Christmas. Growing up we always had a live Christmas tree every year but a couple of years ago we decided to purchase an artificial tree, sigh. Winter Pine gives you that fresh pine tree scent without all the pine needle mess.

Scentsy also some cute fall warmers available.


 
The Autumn Glow Shade is really pretty and the Scarecrow is cute and festive. Looking for something a little more whimsical and a touch spooky for Halloween? Check out these Halloween warmers!
 
This Bonehead is my favorite, I would probably use this one all year long.
 
This Itsy Bitsy element warmer is too cute and the perfect warmer if you are looking for something that does not light up.
 
Go check out Scentsy's fall catalog, it is filled with some new scents and some old favorites. If you are not familiar with Scentsy go see everything they have to offer. Scentsy is more then just warmers and wax bars, they also have other products to fill your space with lovely scents as well as laundry and bath and body products. Visit my page to purchase your Scentsy needs.
 
***Monica***

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mabel's Labels Back to School Review


Quite awhile back I was introduced to Mabel's Labels and given the opportunity to review their products. I loved them! They have since been our go to labels for all of my daughters things. I am talking anything and everything gets a Mabel's Label put on it. From her school uniforms, backpack, lunchbox and thermos, school folders, tag along teddy bears and yes, she has even labeled herself a few times. Last month in preparation for the start of the new school year the generous folks at Mabel's Labels sent me a review pack of their Ultimate Back to School Combo.


This Ultimate Back to School Combo includes
  • 40 Skinny-Minis™
  • 50 Tag Mates™
  • 16 Shoe Labels
  • 2 Teeny Tags™

  • Everything you need to make sure your kiddos belongings don't get lost.

    Customizing your labels is very easy. You just tell the people at Mabel's Labels what name you would like on your labels, choose multicolor or solid and then pick your child's favorite icon. I chose the multicolor princess crown for Penelope's labels.


    The thing I love most about these labels is the most important thing when it comes to a good label. They won't fall off! . It doesn't matter how many times you wash your kids clothes, Tag Mates stay put. No matter how many times you wash your kids water bottle, Skinny-Minis stay on. They are dishwasher and microwave safe, waterproof and UV resistant. These labels were made for kids!

    The Ultimate Back to School Combo is only available until the end of this month, September 30th. Get yours now! They also have a couple other back to school packs available and many more products for all your labeling needs.

    ***Monica***


    The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    HairMax for Density Shampoo Review


    HairMax, an established leader in Hair Growth, Hair Care and Hair Science, is a pioneer in the development of advanced hair loss treatments and hair growth products.
    The revolutionary HairMax LaserComb® has redefined how you treat your hair loss and thinning hair. It is the first and only laser light hair growth device, FDA Cleared* for home-use to treat hair loss and stimulate hair growth in both men and women.



    In addition to the LaserComb, HairMax also has a line of hair care products that have been formulated to stimulate new healthy hair growth by getting to the root of the problem, literally. HairMax for Density products were created to help exfoliate the scalp and remove build-up that can clog hair follicles. They contain ingredients that nourish the scalp and hair follicle and encourage thicker, stronger and healthier hair growth. These products can be used together with the LaserComb or on their own.

    I was sent HairMax for Density Shampoo for review . This shampoo is sulfate free and has a low pH to gently cleanse your scalp and hair. This shampoo does a great job of cleansing your hair and removing any styling products. It leaves your hair feeling fuller and manageable. As you know I have shared my hair concerns regularly in this blog. It is thinning and flat and I am always looking for things that can help. While I can't say that I noticed some hair growth while using this shampoo, I did notice that there was less hair in the shower after washing. I would be willing to try the rest of the HairMax for Density collection. If the LaserComb wasn't so pricey I would be willing to try that as well. It sells for $495 but I suppose that's a bargain if it means not having to worry about a thinning head of hair. I am curious to know if anyone out there has tried this product?

    You can purchase HairMax for Density products online. The shampoo sells for $18 alone or you can purchase a set that includes shampoo, conditioner, revitalizer and activator for $89.

    ***Monica***


    The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.



    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    BB Plus Illumination Facial Creme Review

    I was sent a full product sample of BB Plus Illumination Facial Crème by Gerard Cosmetics for review.


    BB Creams have become a must have beauty product for women. They are a great skin primer underneath makeup to conceal imperfections and even out skin tone and can even be used without makeup for a natural flawless look.  This twist on the traditional BB Cream does everything a good BB Cream should do with a little extra. It is formulated with light reflecting particles and a golden shimmer to add a youthful glow to your skin.

    Features & Benefits
    ·         Can be used alone, as a cream highlighter or mixed with your favorite liquid foundation
    ·         Blurs imperfections and corrects discoloration
    ·         Universal shade adds radiance to any skin type or tone

    I have been using this BB Plus Cream under my makeup. I love how light it feels. It is non greasy and leaves a silky feeling on your skin. It does a great job at hiding minor discoloration on my skin so that when I apply my foundation my skin looks smooth and even. It provides just a bit of shimmer that gives your skin a kind of sun kissed glow without looking too bronzy. It also works great as a contour for your cheek bones, highlighting them and making them stand out.

    You can purchase BB Plus Illumination Facial Crème for $36 via www.whiteninglightning.com

    ***Monica***


    The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Belli Birthday Bash!

    Belli is having a Birthday Bash and you're invited!


    Starting September 8 through September 23 Belli Skincare is partnering with like-minded baby brands, to celebrate their birthday by offering their customers sitewide savings and the chance to win some great prizes.

    Belli delivers trusted skin care solutions that pamper and protect without known harmful chemicals so you can expect beautiful skin and enjoy peace of mind during any stage of your life: pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.

    Visit Belli online and enjoy 30% off these skincare products with promo code BDAYBASH30. In addition they will have daily giveaways from such brands as Healthy Mama, Pretty Pushers, Guava Family, Birds & Bees Teas, Angelcare, Swaddle Designs and Sticky Bellies. Each day a different prize and/or gift certificate will be featured and on the final two days of Belli's Birthday Bash their will be a chance to win a Grand Prize Package. One lucky winner will win this package filled with over $1200 in mom and baby products.

    If you are a mom to be or know someone who is expecting be sure to spread the word. How cool would it be to be one of Belli's lucky winner?! This is also the perfect time do some shopping, for a baby shower, a new mom, or as a treat for yourself!




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