Thursday, July 31, 2014

Save Money with Bloominous DIY Flower Kits

Bloominous is a lovely new company that provides DIY floral kits for weddings, parties, and special events. They provide cut-to-order farm fresh flowers that are de-thorned and trimmed, along with all the accessories and step-by-step photo instructions you need to assemble a designer centerpiece or bouquet in 10-20 minutes.

Save Money with Bloominous DIY Flower Kits


Not only are these collections designed to be easy and beautiful, but they can provide a considerable cost savings. Each piece is priced without the typical 300% markup that floral designers often use. Brides can save anywhere from 30-50% off their original floral budget with these easy DIY kits.

Save Money with Bloominous DIY Flower KitsPlus they are super cute. There are several options and themes. My favorite is the Eco Chic collection, which features a beautiful bridal bouquet with Succulents, Ferns, and other greens. This collection also offers Succulent favors (love!) and Seeded Eucalyptus centerpieces with birch vases. You can mix and match pieces from each collection, although the collections are really tailored to be used together. They are very trendy and in-style.

This is a great option to save money while still having beautiful flowers at your wedding. Plus, you can say you did it yourself! ;)



Disclaimer: I was provided compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
he best collagen supplements to be taken are in a capsule, a softgel capusule made of fish gelatin. More then collagen supplements are an amino acid bomb with amino acids: hyrdoxylisine and hydroxyprolyne and vitamins good for skin containing vitamin e benefits and iodine from algae, fucus vesiculosus; making them a true complete dietary supplement.
Additionally this powerful complex of lyophilized collagen, algae and vitamin e benefits more then just skin care but also joint pain relief and other anti aging benefits.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Invita Skin Beauty Collagen Supplements Review


When you think of collagen, you probably don't think of a pill that you can take. But Natural Collagen Inventia created Invita Skin Beauty - the only product in the skincare supplement market that contains collagen in its native form, identical to the collagen that occurs naturally in the human body.

Invita Skin Beauty Collagen Supplements Review
Invita Skin Beauty contains over 90% native collagen proteins. Collagen helps maintain the proper structure and elasticity of skin. This supplement also contains Vitamin E which protects from oxidative stress and slows the aging process, as well algae extract that contains iodine which helps maintain healthy skin.

These collagen supplements maintain moisture levels in younger skin while helping to regenerate and firm the skin of older people, naturally smoothing out any wrinkles. It can help with old scars, burns, and people with inflammatory skin conditions like dry skin, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Plus, it can even help provide pain relief in those with arthritis, joint pain, and hip pain.

Invita Skin Beauty Collagen Supplements Review
No more redness in my cheeks!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started taking Invita Skin Beauty, but after just two days of taking one capsule a day, I noticed a huge visible difference in my facial skin: My dry, red cheeks were no longer dry and red! For the past 8 or so months, I've had annoying redness and flaky skin in my cheeks. I had no idea that collagen could help with this, but my skin has cleared up so well! Even my mom commented the other day that my skin looked so smooth and she thought I was wearing foundation when really it was my natural skin. I've also noticed less pain in my shoulder and wrist, which I sometimes get from working.

I'm definitely a believer in this product. I had no idea that it would have such positive impacts on my skin and body, but it has produced considerable improvements in just one week. I'm so happy that the redness in my cheeks has faded and the flakiness is gone! My skin looks absolutely radiant and has been restored to its youthful glow.

These capsules are made of fish gelatin and the collagen is derived from the skins of Polish freshwater silver carp, so if you are vegan or have any sensitivities to fish, you may not want to try this product. However, for all others, this product is safe and has no negative side effects that I have experienced. It's safe for every skin type including sensitive skin. In fact, it can actually help decrease skin sensitivities!

he best collagen supplements to be taken are in a capsule, a softgel capusule made of fish gelatin. More then collagen supplements are an amino acid bomb with amino acids: hyrdoxylisine and hydroxyprolyne and vitamins good for skin containing vitamin e benefits and iodine from algae, fucus vesiculosus; making them a true complete dietary supplement.
Additionally this powerful complex of lyophilized collagen, algae and vitamin e benefits more then just skin care but also joint pain relief and other anti aging benefits.
- See more at: http://collagen.in/product/best-collagen-supplements/#sthash.CXLJyTnS.dpuf


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Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Serum Review


Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Serum is a clear thin serum that's loaded with natural and organic anti-aging ingredients. It contains 20% Vitamin C and 11% Hyaluronic Acid as well as Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Organic Aloe, and Amino Complex.
 Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Serum Review

This Vitamin C Serum is meant to help the skin heal naturally from sun damage and environmental stresses while also protecting against future damage. It helps even skin tone, refines texture, and firms skin. It can also stimulate collagen production which provides anti-aging benefits.

I've been using Vitamin C serum every day and find that it really helps my skin look even and radiant. It is a thin serum that I put on before other serums (like a retinol or hyaluronic acid) and then apply a moisturizer. It isn't something you'd want to use as a moisturizer, although it does provide hydration. But you'll want to use it after washing your face, before your moisturizer.

The bottle comes with a dropper as well as a pump, so you can use what you prefer. I like the pump since it reduces contamination of the serum and is easier to handle.

This serum feels nice, does not cause any irritation, and is visibly improving my facial skin tone. It is made with 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients and is plant-based. It's also cruelty and gluten free.

Azure Naturals is a quality brand and I recommend their Vitamin C Serum for all skin types.




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Bellafab Skincare Matrixyl 3000 Serum Review

Bellafab Skincare Matrixyl 3000 Serum Review
Bellafab Skincare Matrixyl 3000 Serum is an anti-aging cream that contains matrixyl 3000, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. If you haven't heard of matrixyl 3000 before (I know, it sounds like some futuristic product!) it's a major wrinkle-fighting ingredient used as an alternative to Retin A.

This product is touted as being an alternative to painful needle injections. It tightens and firms skin, works against wrinkles, and evens skin tone by reducing melanin production.

The instructions advise to start off with just a few drops each time in case you have any irritation, and then increase the amount slowly after the first week. Of course, I didn't see this until after I used it the first time, so I put a lot on my face and experienced some redness and irritation. I discovered that the cream has a peppermint scent because it contains peppermint oil, so if you are sensitive to that, you may not want to use this. However, I think my initial irritation was because I didn't give my skin time to adjust and since the serum is so powerful. The peppermint oil also gives the serum a bit of a tingle when you apply it.

After it absorbs, it does leave my skin very smooth. I use it mainly on my neck and chest, since those areas are less prone to irritation for me, but I plan to start using on my face again - following the instructions this time! This can also be used around the eye area but because of the peppermint oil and tingle I would advise against getting too close to your eyes.

One thing I really like about this product is the nice pump bottle it comes in, which also features a clear mid-section so you can see how much product you have left. It is also non-toxic, paraben free, and made in the USA.




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Monday, July 28, 2014

National Chicken Wing Day - Celebrate with All-You-Can-Eat Wings

Tomorrow is National Chicken Wing Day (yes, it’s a real holiday!) and Hooters is offering a $12.99 all-you-can-eat wing deal on Tuesday, July 29, at participating locations throughout the country.

National Chicken Wing Day - Celebrate with All-You-Can-Eat Wings

In honor of their favorite holiday, Hooters has issued a challenge to chicken wing aficionados across the nation to collectively eat two million wings in one day. Hooters will provide novelty wing-tally stickers to guests who accept the challenge on National Chicken Wing Day.

Wing devotees can also share their personal wing counts digitally by posting photos on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #StepIntoAwesome. There will also be an official wing tally updated every hour on the Hooters Facebook page.




FREE Set of 4 Sporks

FREE Set of 4 Sporks

Plastarch Material (PSM for short)is a resin made from corn starch designed to supplement or even replace conventional petroleum based plastic.

Try PSM products for yourself: Fill out the form on the PSM North America website, and they’ll send you a free sample - a set of 4 PSM sporks!

One sample sent per email address, per household. While supplies last.

Free Water-Resistant Pill Pouch from AAA

Free Water-Resistant Pill Pouch from AAA

AAA Members can score a free water-resistant prescription pill pouch from AAA by filling out this short form: http://ww3.aaa.com/aaarxsavings/ or calling 1-866-222-7283 (and press 3). The form requires your AAA membership number.*

Offer good thru 08/31/14 or while supplies last. Allow four to six weeks for delivery. One gift per household.

*I signed up for this freebie, but want to point out that you may receive emails with info about the Prescription Savings program. No big deal, but be aware :)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Ipsy Glam Bag - Sensationally Sunkissed

I just received my 2nd Ipsy Glam Bag - the July Sensationally Sunkissed bag. I've tried other monthly box brands but never liked any as much as Ipsy. It's fun to get new products that are picked out specifically for me in a stylish makeup bag.

July Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Sensationally Sunkissed

The July Glam Bag is a super cute leather-like pink makeup bag filled with goodies for the summer. I received:
  • Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil, SPF 8
  • Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm in Pretty in Pink
  • Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer
  • Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray
  • bareMinerals 5-in-1 Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine
Everything in this bag was very low-maintenance and perfect for summer. The 5-in-1 cream eyeshadow was a small sample but it didn't take more than a dab to cover my lids and it stayed on all day long through sweat and swimming. It's a great way to still look polished during outdoor activities.

My favorite item is the full-size bronzer. It gives me a healthy glow with just a bit of sparkle. I also really like the beach spray since it gives my hair texture and more fullness. The Pixi Beauty balm is really cool too - it goes on as a colored balm, then works with your pH to stain your lips with long-lasting color once the balm wears off. The shade is a darker pink than I usually use, but it's fun to have something different and bright for summer. 

Want to try Ipsy for yourself? You can sign up with my invitation link: http://www.ipsy.com/r/b699 It's only $10 a month and you can cancel easily (online) at anytime. Totally worth it!

Kibbles N Bits American Grill Chatterbox + Outdoor Party Tips

I was recently accepted into the Kibbles 'n Bits American Grill Chatterbox program from HouseParty.com. I've hosted many House Parties before but had never participated in a Chatterbox, so it was really fun to try this different type of program. Basically Chatterbox is a package you get, try out, and chat about to your friends, family, blog readers, etc. Less work than hosting a party but just as fun!

Kibbles N Bits American Grill Chatterbox + Outdoor Party Tips

I received lots of grilling goodies including a nice apron, can coozie, glow stick, and fan. My dog Dotty received a fun frisbee dog toy and a coupon for a free huge 15 lb. bag of Kibbles 'n Bits American Grill dog food. We also received several $3 OFF coupons to share with our friends and family.

Dotty absolutely LOVES this dog food! She can't eat it exclusively since she has to eat prescription food to prevent bladder stones, but it's awesome for a daily snack and treats. She gobbles it up so fast (a little too fast!) and loves the grilled flavors of steak, potatoes, green beans, and cheddar cheese. The ingredients are pretty legit and include actual meat, veggies, and cheese, so I feel good feeding it to my dog.

Kibbles N Bits American Grill Chatterbox + Outdoor Party TipsKibbles N Bits American Grill Chatterbox + Outdoor Party Tips

We also did some grilling and had a little fun with our Chatterbox pack. The Kibbles 'n Bits fan listed some great tips for outdoor parties, so I wanted to share a few:

  • Put a cup of sugar water away from the party so bees spend time there instead. (LOVE this!)
  • Add ice cubes to your dog's water bowl to help keep them cool.
  • Use a muffin tin as a condiment tray. 
  • Fill a kiddie pool so dogs have a way to keep cool in warm weather. 
  • Use glowsticks floating in jars for table lights. No flame means you don't have to watch out for wagging tails.

We hope you're enjoying summer and doing some grilling!

 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Collagen Booster Lip Gloss Review


Collagen Booster Lip Gloss ReviewAnyone who knows me knows that I'm slightly obsessed with lip products. Make that very obsessed. At any given time I have about 10 lip products in my purse. I love trying new chapsticks, lipsticks, and lip glosses; But I'm also super picky about how they make my lips feel and look. So when I find something that I really like, I can't get enough of it.

When I received the Collagen Booster Lip Gloss for review from Natural Collagen Inventia, I was expecting a plumping gloss... But I never expected that it would be a healing miracle for my lips! My lips get dry and flaky all year long, so I'm constantly dousing them in chapsticks. And although most chapsticks help, they never actually heal or reduce the flakiness. This collagen gloss actually eliminates the flakiness and regenerates my lips, leaving them smooth and silky. I love it!

Collagen Booster Lip Gloss is a clear gel that comes in a tiny pot, but a I found that a very small amount is all you need for daily application. You don't need to slather it on heavily like you would with other chapsticks; Just a small dot spreads across the entire surface of your lips and is very effective. It goes on really smooth and has a slight strawberry taste. It feels nourishing, silky, and like it's adding natural moisture to my lips. Plus, it leaves my lips looking plump and healthy too, with less wrinkles and lines. It's quite honestly my favorite lip product ever (and I've tried a ton!)

Collagen Booster Lip Gloss Review

I put this on usually in the evening to heal my lips overnight. But sometimes in particularly dry or hot weather, I will use it in the morning to get ready for the day too. When I run out of this gloss, I definitely will buy more. Not only is it super effective, but it is 100% free of lead, metals, and parabens which is hard to find in lip products these days.

I highly recommend Collagen Booster Lip Gloss - It's around $25 with free shipping on their website or you can find this lip gloss on Amazon right now with a special deal of 3 for the price of 2 with promo code 3FOR2BLG. Worth every penny!

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Six-Gun Caballero Western Audio Drama & Book Review

The National Day of the Cowboy is coming up in two days, and I've got the perfect review for the occasion: A review of the western book Six-Gun Caballerro written by L. Ron Hubbard, and performed in a multicast audio drama with music and sound effects featuring R. F. Daly.

Six-Gun Caballero Western Audio Drama Book Review
I received both the book and the 2-CD audio drama for review. I love audiobooks so I was really interested in hearing the audio drama. And since my dad is a huge Western fan, I knew this would be the perfect story to listen to with him. We ended up listening to it with the whole family in the van on our way to visit the Spam museum in Austin, MN. Even my skeptical brother - who didn't think he would be impressed - got really into the story. With the sound effects, music, amazing vocal talent, and interesting storyline, this audio drama held our attention and we all discussed it afterward. I even read some of the glossary terms to my family members, which were located in the back of the book. It was so much fun and a great bonding experience for my family. Plus, at around 2 hours, it was the perfect length of time for our car ride.

This story - Six-Gun Caballero - is about Michael Patrick Oba├▒on, the owner of a 100,000-acre ranch who suddenly loses his inheritance when a band of criminals makes false claims on the ranch. Since he can't overpower the imposters, he needs to devise a strategy to outwit them instead. The story itself is very interesting and the characters are well-developed. There is also a twist at the end that surprised us all.

Galaxy Press offers a huge collection stories like these from L. Ron Hubbard - from Westerns to Mystery to Sci-Fi to Action & Adventure. The paperback books are $9.95 and the audio dramas are $12.95. I'm planning to order some more of the audio dramas for my dad for Christmas or his birthday - and of course, I'll be listening to them as well!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel Review


Adovia is a skincare brand that incorporates minerals and salts into its products that are responsibly gathered from the Dead Sea - the world's oldest natural spa. These minerals provide nutrients that help rejuvenate and replenish the skin's cells.

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel ReviewIn addition to Dead Sea salts and minerals, Adovia Mineral Eye Gel contains several natural ingredients such as aloe vera, sweet almond oil, olive oil, carrot oil, Vitamin C, and rosehip oil. Together they create a light gel that feels great on my skin. It goes on silky smooth and absorbs quickly.

I use this gel every night and can't get enough of it. It cools and soothes my dry eye area, which is refreshing at the end of the day. It hydrates and moisturizes really well, and I've actually noticed smoother and more radiant looking skin around my eyes.

This gel comes in a little pot and is a nice size - 1 oz - for an eye gel. It's such a light gel that you don't need to use a lot each time, but I do probably err on the side too much just because I like the feel of it. Overall, this is one of my favorite eye products and I recommend it.



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Back to School Deals & Freebies

Back to School Deals & Freebies
The cash back rates provided can change from one day to the next; the rates and offers above were valid on 7/21/2014 when ordering through BeFrugal.com.


Organic Black Matcha Tea Review


Matcha DNA's black matcha tea is an organically-grown powered tea that can be used as hot tea, in lattes, or baking and drink recipes. The practice of drinking powered tea in tea ceremonies dates back over 1000 years, starting in China and then carried on in Japan as a pillar of Japanese culture. This organic black matcha is made in China and has a smoother, less bitter taste than Japanese matcha.

Organic Black Matcha Tea Review

Organic Black Matcha Tea is really easy to use - just add 1/2 teaspoon of powder to your cup, add hot water, then whisk or stir and sweeten to taste. This matcha has a nice, smooth flavor that I enjoy even without sweetener, but I do add a bit of stevia to mine sometimes. It can also be mixed with milk, put on cereal and ice cream, mixed into smoothies, or baked into food. The Matcha DNA website offers recipe ideas for using matcha. I've only used mine as a hot tea or in a green smoothie, but I really like it and I think the mild flavor lends itself to all sorts of different food and drinks.

Matcha has about half the caffeine content of coffee, but more than regular tea. It provides 4-6 hours of energy and focus, and has ten times the amount of antioxidants than brewed green tea. Of the different kinds of matcha I have tried, I like this black matcha the best. The 10 oz. package is rather large and will last quite while considering you only need 1/2 teaspoon for each cup.

Matcha DNA's black matcha is high quality, certified organic, and made by a reputable company. I recommend it.



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Friday, July 18, 2014

Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum Review

 
Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum ReviewVitamin C Serum by Pure Body Naturals is a professional anti-aging serum for the facial skin. It's a thin, clear liquid serum that comes in a glass bottle with a spray pump. The spray pump makes application easy and prevents taking too much at once.

The serum not only contains Vitamin C to help smooth, firm and even skin tone, but it also contains Vitamin E to hydrate and a concentrated vegan hyaluronic acid base. This combination helps protect skin from free radicals and UV damage aside from providing anti-aging benefits.

I use this serum mornings and evenings on my face after washing. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed, firm, and hydrated. It's a thin liquid that spreads across the face easily and absorbs quickly. You'll still want to use a moisturizer afterward and sometimes I also use a retinol or other serum afterward too. Vitamin C serum is one of my favorite products to keep my skin looking young and radiant.

Pure Body Naturals Vitamin C Serum is made of 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients. It's made in the USA in an FDA-Certified facility.



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