Saturday, October 24, 2015

OZ Naturals Tinted Sunscreen Review

I have tested OZ Naturals products before and have always walked away happy. Their tinted moisturizer is a new product that I was thrilled to try. It was great to have this moisturizer for the end of the summer. No one wants to wear heavy makeup during the summer months, but you also want to have that beautiful summer glow. Using this moisturizer gave me lightweight coverage, while giving my skin an even glow. I have used this product on both my face and body. The best part is that it also provides spf coverage on top of the tint. It blended well and felt very light. Even when I could feel myself sweating in the summer sun, the moisturizer did not feel thick or heavy. It is a nice light coverage for a hot summer day.

You can purchase your own by clicking here. They also have a non-tinted version of the moisturizer here. Both are great products.

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Valentina Paris Wine Glasses

I wish that you could see these wine glasses in all their glory. The picture do not do them justice. Yes the pictures are beautiful and you can see the artistic quality of their design. But they are so much prettier in person. Each glass is artistically unique and the glass is mouth-blown and hand painted in Paris. Oui Paris! How fancy am I, with my French wine glasses?

These glasses are specially designed to let the wine breathe so you can swirl the wine and smell the aroma, just like the French do it. They are designed to balance smell, taste, and appearance, making your wine drinking experience elegant.

Another surprise for me was the actual quality of the glass. The glasses are much larger than you would expect and the glass is super thick and heavy. When you purchase wine glasses online, it is a hit-or-miss with quality. I was pleasantly surprised with these. I could not believe they were so high quality at such a reasonable price. While the glass is very thick, the stem is long and narrow making it comfortable to hold throughout the night. Trés belle!

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Oleavine Neem Oil Review

Neem is a tree. Did you know that? Neem Oil is extracted from the seeds and fruit of the neem tree. When I was given the opportunity to try Neem oil I began researching to find out more about the oil that I have never used before. You know I love oils, so I was excited to try a new one. What did I learn? Neem Oil is a natural cure for scalp and hair problems. It contains more than 35 biologically active ingredients and has medicinal properties. Historically, it has been popularly used in Indian cultures. 

Due to my extensive research, I have mostly used Neem Oil for my hair. Here are a few of the wonderful benefits of Neem Oil:

* Promotes hair growth - high levels of antioxidants protect against damage to the scalp
* Promotes thicker, stronger, more luxurious hair growth
* Condition dry hair - filled with moisturizing fatty acids
* Helps with dandruff & itching - effective against fungi
* Relives eczema symptoms
* Gets rid of head lice - contains insecticidal ingredient called "azadirachten"

The first thing I did when I received my complimentary bottle was put a capful in my bottle of hair conditioner. I feel good about putting this oil on my hair, but you will notice the smell immediately. What's up with the smell? The pungent, bitter smell. It will definitely take some getting used to. Neem Oil is known for this pungent smell. Do not judge the oil by the smell. Masking the smell with chemicals is not good for anyone, so it is best to buy 100% pure Neem Oil, which Olivean is. It is best for us to accept this oil in all its glory, pungent bitter smell and all. It is worth it to reap the benefits of this oil. The smell can be masked slightly by using carrier oils and essential oils. Here is one recipe to try:

1 tsp. Neem Oil
3 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
5 drops of ylang yang

Mix ingredients and massage into scalp and hair. Wash after 1 hour.

I will certainly continue to use Neem Oil, and to embrace the powerful scent that comes with it.

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