Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nuphorin Anxiety Relief Review

Nuphorin is a bestselling natural anxiety supplement that is produced in the USA in an FDA compliant facility. I love the idea of supplements for anxiety. As a person that suffers from anxiety at times I do not want to use a prescription medication. And as a therapist that works for people that have anxiety, I am painfully aware of the addictive factors of many prescription anti anxiety medications. This supplement is fast-acting, making you feel some relief within 15 minutes. It was developed by a team of  renowned herbalist's (how do I get that job?) from Seattle Washington and is designed to give you relief from anxiety, stress, and panic. What are the ingredients that make this capsule so effective?

~Vitamin B-1
~Vitamin B-2
~Vitamin B-6
~Folic Acid
~Vitamin B-12
~Magnesium: powerful anxiety reliever nutrient that 68% of Americans are deficient of
~Ashwagandha: exotic herb from India known for stress relieving properties comparable to prescription    meds
~Chamomile: binds to GABA receptors and possess anxiolytic properties
~GABA: calms overactive nerves

Nuphorin contains important neurotransmitter precursors that help maintain healthy brain function and is the most powerful anti anxiety remedy on the market today. More than 90% of the feedback on this product has been positive, indicating symptom relief and fewer panic attacks. I love natural products and would much rather try a natural supplement before relying on prescription drugs. 1-2 capsules every day is enough to help curb anxiety and stress. It can't hurt, just look back at the ingredients…it's all good stuff.

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review

Cute & Cuddly Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator

If you have a pet you know how annoying it is when they have an accident on your carpet. It can cause stains and the smell can last for what seems like an eternity. It has been hard to find a good cleaner that is non-toxic and safe for children and animals. Cute & Cuddly Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator is all of these things, and it also works.

My dog is considered to be elderly, even if she still acts like a puppy most of the time. She is potty trained and very rarely has accidents anymore. But they do happen. It is usually if she is ill with an upset stomach or when she doesn't eat enough. (Sometimes if I am not at home she will vomit…not fun.) But, as I said it is rare. Even so, it is important to clean up these rare messes with a natural product that works. This product penetrates deep down to the source to properly clean and deodorize soiled areas. It works on old stains and new, which is an added bonus for old smelly carpets that have absorbed those pesky odors. The solution is ready to use straight from the bottle and it uses a triple play action of healthy bacteria and enzymes, odor neutralizer, and surfactant that will remove stains and extract odors and pheromones that attract pets to the same spot. It literally deters your pet from having any kind of accident in the same place. It is definitely a good product to keep on hand if you have animals in your home, old or young.

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Amara Organics Trio Review & Giveaway

Today I am going to share my new routine for skincare, with Amara Organics. As you know I have tired their Vitamin C Serum and you can read the review hereAmara Organics sent me three of their products to test and review. I love that Amara Organics uses high quality, organic and vegan  ingredients that are good for the skin. I would be excited to try any of their products.

The three products I am reviewing today are the Total Repair Eye GelHyaluronic Acid Serum, and Retinol Serum 2.5% with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E. First up is the eye gel.

The eye gel comes in a .5 fluid ounce pump container that helps to control the amount of gel that is dispensed. You only to use about half a pump for both eyes and between the eyebrows. A small dab of the gel is ultra cooling and smells like fresh cucumbers. I love this smell and feels refreshing which is great in the morning to awaken and tighten the skin. The potent blend of collagen boosting, skin firming, and wrinkle repairing ingredients leaves eyes looking youthful and feeling fresh. The gel can be used anywhere, on the entire face, neck, chest, and hands. It works to rebuild cells of the skin for healthier looking skin. I like this product so far. It smells wonderful and feels great on my eyes. After applying the eye gel and letting it soak in, I apply a serum (you know I love my serums).

In the morning I apply the Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This serum comes in a clear, pump bottle with a thick, syrupy serum. One pump of the bottle is enough to cover my entire face and neck. This powerful serum plumps to fill in lines and wrinkles making your skin look and feel younger. The serum is super hydrating and is packed with good stuff like Vitamins C and E to protect skin from free radicals and reverse the signs of aging. The serum does not have a scent and it soaks deep into my skin. I can start my day right knowing that I have moisturized my skin from the inside out. Once the serum has completely dried I follow it with a moisturizer. This helps to lock in the serum.

If it's nighttime I follow the eye gel with the Retinol Serum. Retinol is the #1 dermatologist-recommended anti-aging ingredient because it really works. And the longer you use it, the more it continues to work. Retinol really proves to give results over time. It works on a molecular level to repair skin and stimulate collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother, wrinkle-free skin. It speeds up the cell turnover process to fade discoloration and improve texture to give your skin a healthy glow. Retinol also helps to heal acne and acne scars. It unclogs pores to clear up blemishes and reduce blackheads while also preventing future breakouts and fading old acne scars. The serum also has Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, which make it great for all skin types including sensitive skin. This serum is best applied at night when the cells of the skin naturally work harder to repair. As with all other serums, I follow-up with a moisturizer. Retinol also increases sun sensitivity so it is important to wear a sunscreen during the day.

Amara is giving away three of their products to 25 lucky winners. You could win their Vitamin C Serum, Total Repair Eye Gel, and the Retinol Serum. Enter below for a chance to win or you can click here to enter.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

hyperbiotic PRO-Women

Have you ever heard of a probiotic designed specifically for women? I have not and you probably haven't either. I have heard of multivitamins made for women, but never a probiotic. I was curious. Isn't a probiotic just like every other probiotic? Apparently not. This product, the first of its kind, is uniquely formulated for women's health. It is made for women, by women to address the root cause of women's health issues.

How is this probiotic uniquely formulated for women?

~6 Broad Spectrum Probiotic Strains specifically chosen for the targeted benefit they provide to women, including promoting the balance of healthy yeast, weight loss, improved digestion and regularity, and reduced bloating
~5 Billion Colony Forming Units per tablet (equivalent of 75 billion CFU in normal probiotic capsules)
~Advanced UTI Protection by combining unsweetened whole cranberry juice with the scientifically validated effects of 100% naturally occurring D-Mannose (which has been shown to help 90% of UTIs within 1-2 days)
~Restores internal flora and create an environment that is less conducive to the overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungi

I love that products are beginning to emerge for the unique needs of women. You can click here to learn more about the product and find the top strains that make this product so great for women, as well as what the research says about these strains 

To learn more about why probiotics are so important, watch this video.

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goPure Peppermint Oil Review

goPure is a new online company that works to create the purest skin and haircare products to help you look your best - naturally! The brand just launched in February 2015 and I am a fan already. Their peppermint oil is 100% pure, Therapeutic Grade A cold-pressed essential oil. It comes in a large 4 ounce with a high quality glass dropper. It is pure bliss and the benefits of peppermint essential oil has been used for over 3,000 years to treat many afflictions such as nausea, headaches, body aches, bad breath, and even depression. Modern research indicates that peppermint oil stimulates many regions in the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body.

I use peppermint oil on a daily basis and am impressed by the quality of this peppermint oil, especially considering that it can be purchased for $16.95. Typically I take peppermint oil in my water on a daily basis. I get frequent headaches and have found that one or two drops of peppermint in a large glass of water is a great way to relieve these headaches while also keeping me hydrated. This is also a good way to treat digestive disorders, due to the high concentration of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium. For headaches, it can also be applied topically by rubbing the oil into the temples. It provides a light, cooling sensation and can also help clear up sinuses. (Think about any vapor rub that you use when you have a cold…that menthol is peppermint!)

Peppermint is also an antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal, and anti parasitic. It is used as a natural disinfectant that can be used in the kitchen or anywhere in the house. Diluting a few drops in a small spray bottle is a great way to clean your house naturally, while also keeping away nasty rodents, bugs, and spiders. 

With the many uses of peppermint oil, it is one of the most popular essential oils on the market and it has become a common staple in many medicine cabinets. It is one of the most versatile and valuable herbal remedies known to man. I am a dedicated user of this oil and I think you will be too. I will always make sure I have a bottle of this oil in my house to use on my skin, in my body, and around the house. How many products can be used for all of these purposes?

You can find out more about goPure and peppermint oil by visiting them on FacebookAmazon, or on the goPure website. They also want to make sure you are satisfied so they have a money back guarantee.

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Maxabsorb Vitamin B-12 Cream

This product is something entirely new for me. I regularly take my vitamins…orally. I have used products, as you know, that have added vitamins and nutrients but have never tried a product that's purpose is to provide me with the vitamins that my body needs. Until now. First, here is what Vitascience has to say:

Maxabsorb B-12 is scientifically formulated to topically deliver Vitamin B-12. Each application provides 320 micrograms of Vitamin B-12 (methylcobalamin) plus 120 micrograms of Vitamin B-3 (niacin) and 10 micrograms of Folate. Maintaing overall energy levels and cognitive abilities supports a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin B-12 and Folate help preserve DNA integrity and are important for lowering homocysteine levels (which have been related to heart disease). As you age it is important to supplement you diet with increased levels of Vitamin B-12.

I found this cream to be moisturizing with a pleasantly minty smell. The color is pink! A bit like Pepto-Bismol, but surprised me on the first pump. The cream is infused with antioxidants and moisturizers such as Coconut Oil and Vitamin E. It is great for any skin type and can help to relieve itchy or irritated skin, from eczema, psoriasis, or other skin rashes. 

Overall I am pleasantly pleased by the results of Maxabsorb B-12 Cream. It is a simple way to get much needed vitamins, while also moisturizing my skin. It can be put on any area of skin, but I usually rub it into my hands and arms. Each bottle provides a thirty-day supply of cream and can be purchased here for $19.95, including a savings of $10. You can look forward to a review of Melatonin Cream in the near future.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Foxbrim Argan Oil Review

Lately I have reviewed several Argan Oils and have found that I cannot get enough of it. Foxbrim Certified Organic 100% Pure Argan Oil is unbelievably fresh, lightweight, super absorbent, and soothing to the skin. The only ingredient is 100% Pure Argan Oil and it is certified organic. This one bottle will keep you hair, skin, and nails healthy and moisturized. Foxbrim Argan Oil is oil with a purpose. Here are a few ways to use the oil:

~HAIR - conditioner or leave-in conditioner
~BODY - hydrate under-nourished skin; diminish and eliminate stretch marks; repair cracked heals
~FACE - all day moisturizer for all skin types, even the most sensitive; anti-inflammatory to reduce redness; pre-shave oil, natural lip moisturizer 
~HANDS - end dryness, cracking, and peeling; complete cuticle repair

The oil is filled with fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants making it a nutrient-rich natural moisturizer that is also delicate on the skin. Just a few drops, alone or mixed with your lotion, is enough to make you feel that restorative glow. I love Argan Oil and will always keep a bottle or two on hand.

Body Merry Beauty Review ~ Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Retinol Moisturizer

When I was given the opportunity to try 2 products from Body Merry the first thing that excited me was the Hyaluronic Dew Serum. I love the word 'dew'. Dew...dewy…dewdrop…all make me happy. It sounds like the freshness of a new day with tiny drops of water condensed on a cool surface. Doesn't that make you happy? But it is not just the word that excites me, I was also excited to test these two products that work so well when used together. First for the dew.

This serum provides intense hydration that works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin a 'dewy' glow. It contains powerful antioxidants that seeps deep into the skin to nurture it from the core and reduce signs of aging and environmental skin damage. Hyaluronic Acid is a popular ingredient in serums because it can absorb 1000 times its weight in water, making it a super hydrator. Here are a few things that you might like about this serum:

~Professional Grade
~Natural & Organic
~Contains Vitamin C & Green Tea
~Made in the USA
~Cruelty Free
~Money Back Guarantee

This serum is, by far, the most viscous serum I have ever seen. It is so thick that it clings to the bottle and the sides of the dropper. It still sinks beautifully into my skin and does not have an oily after effect. It has no scent and makes my skin feel clean and…dewy I guess. I apply this serum to my face and neck after showering. Then I apply the Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer. The serum works deeply in the skin and the moisturizer locks in the nutrients of the serum and moisturizes the surface of my skin, while also providing the benefits of Retinol.

Like the serum, the moisturizer is extremely thick. It comes in this Christmasy looking pump bottle and half a pump provides enough moisturizer for both my face and neck. For this reason, the bottle will last a long time and it will not expire before I finish it because the pump bottle keeps it fresh as air is not interfering with the ingredients. Retinol is a hot ingredient right now and has proven to be a potent youth reviving agent. Being such a thick retinol, I was concerned this would dry out my skin and make it feel oily and greasy. The opposite happened. Despite it being so thick and creamy, the moisturizer sunk right into my skin and made it feel hydrated and fresh. A few things you might like about this Retinol Moisturizer:

~Maximun strength Retinol
~Natural & Organic
~Made in the USA
~No Harsh Chemicals
~Cruelty Free
~Money Back Guarantee

I use these products only at night because that is when our skin is capable of doing the most repair, including cell turnover. My skin used to be sensitive to Retinol and would turn red, so if you are new to this powerful ingredient, you should start slowly and not use the product every night. But it is worth it to allow your skin to adjust to the Retinol.

You can purchase Body Merry's Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Retinol Surge Moisturizer at

*I received these products for free in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, April 3, 2015

goPure 100% Pure Argan Oil

The skin is the body's largest organ. It is important to take good care of this organ. Argan Oil has a high concentration of fatty acids and Vitamin E to moisturize the skin and protect it from environmental irritants. The skin loves this natural oil. The nutrients help to restore a healthy youthful flow for the skin but also provide hydration for dry hair and brittle nails. It is super effective for oily skin, but also for those with skin issues such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema. The Vitamin E and fatty acids are perfect for healing and nourishing broken, itchy, and flaky skin while providing the nutrients necessary to ward off future damage and discomfort. Studies have shown that Argan Oil can reduce the oil in the skin by up to 40%. Ever heard of "fight oil with oil"? This is why it is such a great product for those with combination to oily skin.

The first time I used Argan Oil in my hair I applied it after getting out of the shower. This was a mistake for me. Perhaps my hair is too fine. I don't know but whatever it is, it made my hair look incredibly greasy. After that I gave up on using the oil for me and decided to use it only on skin and nails. Until recently, I tried it again but changed it up a little. I applied the oil to my hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then I washed the oil out of my hair. This was the right way for me to use the oil in my hair. It moisturized and softened my hair without making it look greasy.

The benefits of using Argan Oil are vast. One bottle will last a long time even if you do use it all the time, and for your entire body. I add a drop of it to my face lotion and my body lotion. I also use it in its pure form as a moisturizer. Another new (well new to me) use is to add 2 drops to my toner. These are all ways to get an extra boost of moisture and nutrients into your skincare routine. One problem is that it can cost a pretty penny. But goPure Argan Oil is currently on sale for $17.89 at Amazon. If you are familiar with oils you know that is a bargain. I also love that goPure makes their Argan Oil in small batches to ensure good quality. I recommend you purchase your own bottle of this "liquid gold".

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review

Vitamin Review ~ VITAVANA Turmerex Turmeric Extract

Turmeric, a relative of ginger root, is the spice that gives curry its vibrant yellow color. See the picture below…the supplement has the same vibrant color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and a medicinal healing agent. Now scientists are catching on and utilizing the benefits of this Indian spice. This is the first time I have ever taken a turmeric supplement, though I do love Indian food and eat curry as often as possible. It is delicious and the benefits are endless. The people of India really are on to something.

Here are some reported benefits of turmeric:

+Curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) is a natural anti-inflammatory
+Increases the antioxidant capacity of the body
+Increased brain activity and lower risk of brain disease
+Lower risk of heart disease
+Helps to prevent (and possibly treat) cancer
+Helps to prevent and treat Alzheimer's Disease
+Incredible benefits against Depression

Just another one of nature's little miracles. These supplements contain 750 mg Turmeric 95% Extract with 712.5 mg 95% Curcuminoids. It also has 5 mg BioPerine which helps the Turmeric absorb into the bloodstream. 

I am a fan of alternative medicines and I will always use eastern practices mixed with western medicine, when it is needed. I use supplements in my daily routine to stay healthy and keep my immune system up. With a product like this, it is pretty much impossible to measure progress. I cannot tell you if my cognitive functioning is improving or if my immune system is fully supported. However, I do believe the benefits are endless with this product. Studies show that Turmeric is great for you. I will continue to take this supplement. I will also continue to eat curry as often as I can.

You can purchase a bottle at Amazon by clicking on this link.

*I received this product in exchange for my honest review

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Foxbrim ~ Vitamin C Lotion Review

Foxbrim Vitamin C Lotion is a lightweight, effective solution for dry and undernourished skin. You can expect a lot from this natural moisturizer. It is filled with powerful antioxidants and other wonderful ingredients, including:

+Vitamin C (obviously) - increases collagen production and prevents wrinkle formation
+Aloe Vera - supplies oxygen to skin cells while softening the skin
+MSM - aids in maintaining youthful, healthy, glowing skin
+Shea Butter - moisturizes and provides healing properties to the skin
+Jojoba Oil - mimics skin's natural moisture and creates even skin tone
+Green Tea - effectively inhibits the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin
These ingredients work together to lighten sunspots and reduce wrinkles by strengthening skin elasticity  and promoting cell turnover rates.

The lotion is thick and creamy but does not feel greasy on the skin. It absorbs nicely and feels silky and moisturizing. There is virtually no scent, just exceptional moisture. I have been using the lotion solely on my face, but while writing this post (and taking the above picture) I realized I LOVE this as a hand moisturizer. Feels great on my hands. The bottle is only 1.7 fluid ounces. If it was bigger I might use it as a body moisturizer. It really does feel good and deeply moisturized my dry, papery hands. You can purchase the moisturizer on Amazon by clicking here. Foxbrim will provide a full refund if you are not satisfied.

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.