Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NIVEA Creme Review "More for a Dollar"



NIVEA is one of the largest and most known brands in skincare. Their original NIVEA Crème has been used and trusted for over 100 years. I can remember being a little girl and seeing a container of NIVEA Crème on my grandmothers vanity table. I even have fond memories of the smell.  This cream is no frills but lives up to it's reputation as being a great moisturizer for dry skin. Especially during the winter months when your skin tends to dry out from the cold. During the past month the people over at NIVEA asked if I would partake in a “Get More for a Dollar Challenge' NIVEA skin challenge. I was given two containers of NIVEA Crème.  A large 6.8 oz. jar and a teeny 1oz. tin. Don't let the small size fool you!


Using the small tin I decided to take the week long challenge and replace my usual lotion with NIVEA. NIVEA Crème can be used all over your body as well as your face. I used it to soften my elbows, legs and feet. The texture of this stuff is a little thicker then what I am used to. It also feels a little greasy initially but at the end of the day your skin will continue to feel soft and smooth. I especially thought this worked wonders on my feet. rub it onto your feet and into your heels at night, put on some soft socks and wake up in the morning with super soft tootsies. One of these 1oz. tins goes a long way for only $1.00. All you need is a small amount to keep your skin from feeling the harshness of winter.  

As you may already know my husband works in Alaska on a 3 week rotation, talk about harsh weather! He spends half of the year up there where it can get to 40 below, without the wind chill! He has really sensitive skin and sually comes home with super dry itchy and sometimes red skin. I decided to give him the larger container of NIVEA Crème to take to work with him. I think it will really help.

You can purchase NIVEA Crème and other NIVEA products at drugstores nationwide.

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.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Vaseline Lip Therapy Creme Brulee Review


My favorite dessert in the world is Crème Brulee, I am salivating right now just thinking about it. When I heard that Vaseline Lip Therapy had released a new Crème Brulee flavor I had to have it. First of all Vaseline Lip Therapy works wonders on dry chapped lips. With the colder weather this stuff is the perfect lip protection from the cold dry air. It instantly softens your lips and keeps them moisturized. I also love to use a dab over matte lipstick for a ton of shine.

Vaseline made their Lip Therapy even better by adding the decadent vanilla flavor and scent of Crème Brulee. It's hard not to lick your lips when you have this stuff on. The texture is a little thick so a small amount goes a long way. If your lips are irritated and really bothering you I would suggest putting a thicker layer of this on your lips over night. You will wake up with a smoother, softer mouth.

You can find Vaseline Lip Therapy Crème Brulee in drugstores, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide for the low price of $2.29.


Looking for something with a little bling? For the glam girl you can find Vaseline Lip Therapy Crème Brulee adorned with European crystals. This little gem is available at Kitson for $45.

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, December 23, 2014

 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Even Glow Serum Review


Valentia skin care products are created with natural and organic ingredients that help nourish the skin and prevent and repair damage caused by the elements and every day aging. 


I was sent their Even Glow Serum for review. This product is formulated to help you achieve a smoother complexion and even out your skin tone. It contains 20% Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that helps to protect your skin from signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

Other key ingredients include:

ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness.

RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion.


HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today.


GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.

A little of this product goes a long way. After washing my face I simply use the dropper to apply a couple of pea size amounts and then gently massage into my face and neck.  Initially I was afraid this would leave my skin feeling oily but it does not. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft. I have been using this twice a day for the last couple of weeks and my skin does feel smoother and softer. My skin also has a subtle glow after using it, not greasy, it just looks youthful and healthy.  I have a couple of dark spots on my face that I am hoping Even Glow Serum will help with so I am anxious to continue using this product.

Even Glow Serum can be purchased online at Amazon. It is currently on sale for $35.

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, December 16, 2014

Okocat Natural Cat Litter Review


For over 25 years Healthy Pet has been offering pet owners a better choice in pet products. Their focus is on natural products that will not only keep your pet healthy but happy as well. They have several brands that cater to your pet needs, one of these brands is Okocat. Okocat offers cat litter that is made of natural plant fibers with no chemical additives. Okocat litter comes in 4 varieties; Natural Wood Clumping, Natural Wood Clumping for long hair breeds, Natural Wood Pine and Natural Paper Dust Free.


I was sent the Natural Wood Clumping litter for my 15 year old cat, Mr. Rat and I to review.


Our thoughts...

Mr. Rat says " Mreeeow, mreeeeeow meeeeep mrawww, meow". I will translate that for you...

Basically he used the litter box just like before. He did not have any issues with the sudden change of litter and he is pretty particular when it comes to his litter box and his food. He has been known to turn up his nose at both when he doesn't like them.  The litter is like tiny pieces of soft shaved wood. It actually absorbs quite well and clumps up and holds together making it easy to clean up. Okocat says that this particular litter has a 7 day odor control. That is pretty much accurate. I usually change out the entire little box once a week anyway so this works for me. Another thing that works for me, I have allergies and prior to using this litter they would start to act up every time I changed Mr. Rat's box. His previous clay litter would kick up a bunch of dust, Okocat does not. The one thing I did notice about this litter is that when dry it tends to cling to Mr. Rat's paws and in turn on the carpet. It does not leave a big mess and like I said these are pieces that have not been soiled so it is not that big of an issue. I simply vacuumed them up without a problem.

You can purchase Okocat litter online as well as Petsmart and Walmart stores.

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, December 14, 2014

*Gift Ideas- For the Girly Girl

Here are two more gift/stocking stuffer ideas for anyone who loves to feel girly!


Whish Holiday Sets in Vanilla Spice, Sugar Plum and Vanilla Mint. Each of the Whish Body Holiday Sets include a Body Wash, Body Butter and Body Scrub. These are travel friendly and TSA approved. Available at Nordstroms for $24.


Becca Limited Edition The One Perfecting Brush. Becca's best selling beauty multi-tasker is available for the Holidays in gold and comes in a decorative box. This unique, patent-pending design replaces the need for 10 other brushes and tools while looking beautiful on your vanity or in your makeup bag. Available at Sephora and Ulta stores for $49.

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