Friday, November 23, 2012

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

Product info:
The Spin Pin does the work of 20 bobby pins! Easily achieve chic updo styles; simply twirl your hair up and spin the Spin Pins in for a perfect top knot, undone bun and side bun!

My review:
I thought the product was very, very different and interesting. The packaging is interesting and awesome:

Here is what's inside:


Two twisty items that you can use to style your hair in creative and amazing hairstyles, any way you want!
To make a nice bun or simple pony tail you place one on the the base of your hair, one at the the bottom, and turn clockwise. In the packaging, it includes instructions on how to do any style, which is great. here is a simple one I created on the go:

Today I don't feel like doing anything...

No hair ties needed, no bobby pins, nothing, except the Goody pins. To take it off just turn each counterclockwise and voila! It's off. Make sure both pins don't intersect each other or else it'll be hard to take off.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Ideas: Sucre Couture and a Giveaway!

It's that time of the year again! As Christmas is approaching so quickly, I have actually been shopping around for family and friends. I have been checking out a lot of things and recently came across Sucre Couture! Sucre Couture is a company with so many cute and colorful jewelry items, not to mention super unique!
Sucre Couture has the one of the cutest jewelry accessories I have ever seen.

Here are some of my favorites:

Cupcake earrings

Silver crystal necklace

Silver crystal bracelet

Not only are they cute, but they are also super affordable! This would make a perfect stocking stuffer or make a cute gift for a friend or a close family member.  I love it!

Sucre Couture is offering one of my readers an item from their shop to keep for yourself or give during the holidays! Enter the giveaway below:

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Disclosure: Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective and Sucre Couture presented me with the opportunity to try out a Sucre Couture item and share my experience. All the thoughts and opinions in this post are honest and my own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beautiful You Extravaganza Huge Giveaway Event!

Welcome to the Beautiful You Extravaganza Huge Giveaway Event brought to you by The Consumer Adviser. 

Win over $600 in quality skin & personal care products, cosmetics and even a gadget.  Something for everyone!

My obsession with lotions and potions took root at a very young age.  Throughout the years I've grown to appreciate that the beauty industry is big business and my hard earned money was being squandered on a lot of inferior quality products comprised of chemicals and additives.  The only consolation these products offered was a mere hope of attaining beautiful skin.  When this hope failed to transpire then I sought more of the same, and soon I found myself in dept.  Read full story here

I came away from the experience much wiser and in the end I have discovered some gems.   The purpose of this event is to put spot light the good guys.  The ones that strive to produce a top rate product without compromising at the expense of the consumer.  Products that are truly natural.  Another bonus is that these brands are also cruelty free and vegan, although in one or two cases it is product specific. 
The list includes: L'uvalla, Hylunia, SeabuckWonders, Vivoderm, Eden Allure, Moringa Source, Reviva Labs, Au Naturel Ayurveda, Annmarie Gianni.  Included in this event are Iderma for being a great overall beauty site, and ToiletTree Products for producing some amazing affordable products.

The conception of L'uvalla was the result of "outrage" in regard to lack of regulation in the skincare industry.  The words "organic" and "natural" are tend to be deceptive on labels.  L'uvalla products are truly organic, vegan, green and Bio certified and 100% natural.  Their high standards have resulted in quality products that deliver on results.

I discovered Hylunia via a blog promotion.  The name is derived from hyaluronic acid which is a powerful humectant.  What captivated me is that their quality line of vegan and organic skincare included anti-aging products with supreme anti-aging and age prevention ingredients such as Retinol and Peptides.   Hylunia is a perfect marriage of nature and science.

 You may already be aware of the internal and external benefits of Sea Buckthorn, but you may not be familiar with SeabuckWonders.  They were the first to introduce this phenom resource to the states. They offer a skincare line that is both organic and vegan.  These products are simply lovely. They're not the first skincare line I've tried containing Sea Buckthorn, but they are by far the best.   They appear to sit quietly in the background while their inferior competitors take center stage.  I hope this changes.

 VivodermNatural Skincare was one of the skincare lines that I came across that offered truly natural products.  So natural in fact, that a good percentage of the ingredients are actually edible.   Another example of science meets nature to produce products that are safe and effective.

How do Moroccan women maintain beautiful skin among harsh arid conditions? the secret is Argan Oil.  Eden Allure obtains their argan oil straight from Morocco.  Those that work hard to produce this product, no easy task, benefit from their hard work.   Eden Allure also retains strict standard for their oil by using a production method that ensures chemicals are left out and nutrients left in the product.  The consumer is getting a high quality product at a very competitive price.

Moringa Oleifera is said to be the most nutrient rich plant known. Moringa Source is a highly ethical company that happens to be the largest US manufacturer of this superfood.  Strict manufacturing standards results in a premium product.  The 100% Pure Moringa Oil is much like argan oil and contains many beautifying benefits and is very affordable.

Reviva Labs has been a permanent fixture in health foods stores throughout the US for quite some time. The Organic Cleansing Milk from Reviva Labs is fantabulous.  Actually there isn't a better quality cleanser at that price on the market anywhere!  All their cleansers are concentrated, so don't let the small size fool ya, they last like forever. I also love their bar soaps and specialty products.

Based on the principle of Ayurveda, Au Naturel Ayurveda offers purely luxurious quality bath and body products with an added bonus of aromatherapy.   Naturally high quality products that offer an  extravagance without breaking the budget. 

Annmarie Gianni has such high standards for her line of skincare that she wouldn't even allow the minutest trace amounts of preservatives and additives to touch her products.  This is in spite of the fact that there's a lead-way in labeling  "natural" and "organic" products.   These products truly utilizes the wonders of nature and smell lovely.

I love my beauty gadgets.  The Professional Skincare System by ToiletTree has replaced my beloved Nutra Sonic. The simple rotating technology feels amazing on my skin and gets the job done.  No need to spend a fortune this unit delivers top results at a fraction of the cost.

Iderma is a fantastic site for a beauty junkie like myself.  They offer a bevy of various beauty and personal care items.  Iderma provides comprehensive details for each product along with a complete list of ingredients. They also promise the best prices on all their items or they will price match.

Along with my own trial and error, I've been approached and sent a plethora of products.  Many claiming to be natural.  Unfortunately labels such as "natural", "vegan" and even "organic" can be deceptive.  Then there are smaller companies that produce products that are strictly natural, but they fail to really deliver a quality product.  The brands listed above have all excelled in both areas. As y'all can see it really isn't a big list.  That really says a lot about the industry.

Now all of the peoples from these fine brands have offered a little something to the fine folks out there in cyber-land.

L'uvalla has generously offered to sponsor their Balancing System which consist of three full size products each designed to hydrate all skin types.   Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Rejuvenating Eucalyptus  Cleanser and the Balancing Day/Night Cream.  Valued at $110.00

Hylunia is sponsoring their Beyond Complex C. This is Packed full of anti-aging ingredients and retails for $84

SeabuckWonders is sponsoring their Natural Skincare Program. Four full size products include: Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion, Face Serum, Face Cleanser and Body Lotion.  You can purchase this system on their site for $73.84 sold separately the products amount to over $100

Au Naturel Ayurveda is offering full size products of their SHREE Jasmine Body Cleanser, SHREE Saffron Body Moisturizer and the SHREE Revitalizing Soap. A retail value of $50.00

Reviva Labs is offering the Organic Cleansing Milk, Tan Without Sun, Under Eye Dark Circle Serum and Seaweed Soap.  This is a $51.50 value

Vivoderm Natural Skincare is offering their amazing Anti-Aging Mask.  This retails for $75.00

Moringa Source is offering 2 ounce size of their Moringa Oil and 2 ounce size of their Moringa Body Butter.  $30.00 value

Eden Allure is offering a 2.2 ounce size of their Argan Oil and two organic bar soaps. $30.00

Iderma is offering the Glow Minerals Sheer Tint Base and the Glow Minerals Under Eye Concealer. $60.00

Products are offering their Professional Skincare System.  $32.00

Annmarie Gianni is offering the Aloe-Herb Cleanser that retails for $24.95
That is over 600 hundred dollars worth of some very fine products.    Hylunia and Reviva Labs are unable to ship to Canada, so if the first winner drawn is Canadian you will receive everything listed above except the products from Hylunia and Reviva Labs.  A second winner will then be drawn and will receive those products.

The giveaway begins on 11/13 at 12:01 AM and ends on 12/11 at 11:59 PM
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream

I received Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves, which is a curl defining hair cream.

Product Information:

KINKY MOVES™ helps encourage natural curls by giving them that extra oomph they so desperately need. It eliminates frizz and fly-aways to show your true locks. Infused with natural grapeseed & jasmine this salon formula will add that extra bounce to your step.


- De-frizzes and detangles unruly hair
- Defines and enhances natural curly or wavy hair
- Adds shine
- Grapeseed added for UV protection benefits

My Review:

The container is really cute, purple is my favorite color!


This stuff is really great. It smells so good! Just like grapes and the fragrance lasts all day long!
I have naturally curly hair so this was perfect for me! Unfortunately, my natural curls look sad and ugly if I don't apply anything to them. And also, if I let it be, it tends to tangle up really bad.
Okay, so following the instructions on the back, I applied this product on my damp hair and crunched my curls and let it air dry. My curls were well defined and soft to the touch, not to mention my hair smelled amazingly.  At the end of the day, my curls were still define, and not tangled up at all! Bouncy, soft curls all day long! Love it! I love that it's also so inexpensive, only $6, that's something I can definitely afford and will buy again!

Curly Hair!

For more information visit Not Your Mother's website.
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Where to buy: $6.00 at CVS, Walmart, and ULTA among many other retail locations

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster, all opinions are my own.

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin

Product Information:

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion Normal/Dry
The light, refreshing wipe-off formula feels weightless on the skin, yet it's very hard working, removing every last trace of make-up and grime. Packed with moisturizing agents like Glycerin, your skin will be left soft and refreshed. The oils are optimized to be the most effective at cleansing away dirt without removing natural and beneficial skin lipids. 

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream Normal/Dry :
Rest easy throughout the night knowing that your skin is getting the best possible care with this luxuriously rich night cream for all night moisturization, includes Cocoa butter for an additional boost. A nourishing cream with Glycerin and Shea Butter to energize and promote optimum hydration while you sleep. Designed to work in harmony with your skin, replacing lost moisture and leaving you with healthy looking radiant skin. 

My Review:

Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin products

I use my No.7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion for normal/dry skin to take off my makeup at night. After washing my face with water and facial cleanser, I just apply the lotion on a cotton pad and use it to take my makeup off, all of it. It removes waterproof mascara, any foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and lipstick, with very little effort.
The No.7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream I use it every night on my face after cleaning it before I go to sleep at night. 
I have been using it for a few days now, and I can definitely feel a difference in the way the skin on my face looks and feels. It feel softer overall. I love it, and definitely recommend and will buy again!

For more information about this product visit
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Where to buy: ShopBootsUSA, Target,, and ULTA among many other retail locations

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster, all opinions are my own.

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

Product Infomation:

NYC New York Color's all-in-one compact gives you everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows.

My Review:

I got this NYC palette in Dark Shadows color, which I actually wore this for Halloween! 
The palette is compact and can easily be in your purse at all times without taking up too much space. It looks like this:

NYC IndividualEyes Dark Shadows

 It has everything you need for a perfect night-eye look! The palette includes the following shades:
- Highlighter
- All Over Lid
- Contour
- Crease
- Primer
- Illuminator
The best part: it comes with step-by-step instructions in the back!

Here is what my eye(s) look like before NYC IndividualEyes in Dark Shadows:

Following the instructions in the back: I applied the primer first all over the eye, then the lighter shade onto the lid, followed by the medium shade onto the crease. I used the highlighter right on the brow bone and then the darkest shade on the lighter corner of the eye. I used a little bit of the illuminator onto the inner corner of the eye.  Here is what it looks like after:


The Verdict:
The primer makes it lasts longer than other eye shadows I've used. The colors are vibrant and makes your eyes really pop. It really helps that it has a primer and instructions included. Love it, and will definitely buy again, you can't beat the price.

To learn more about his product visit
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Where to buy: $4.99 at chain drugstores nationwide!

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle

About the Product:

A candle exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers. Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance 

I received the White Barn Nutmeg & Spice candle!
White Barn Nutmeg & Spice—a warm and cozy fragrance inspired by an elegant mixture of nutmeg and all of autumn’s very best spices.

My Review:

Besides the fact that the candle is so cute because it's tiny, it smells wonderful! This little candle is able to fill the room with the wonderful scent of nutmeg and other spices. I love it because it is appropriate for the holidays which will be here so soon! Even after being out, the smells of the candle lingers for a while.  My house smells like I had just baked some cookies, makes you want to it the candle! I think this would make a perfect little stocking stuffer for Christmas!

To learn more about the product visit
Where to buy: Mini Candle $3.50; Small Candle $9.50; Medium Candle $12.50; 3-Wick Candle $19.50
 Bath & Body Works Candle Scent Fragrance or at your local Bath & Body Works store!

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit

Product info:

Made from human hair!! Latex free, odor free, waterproof, flexible formula for 24hr hold, easy applicator. 
It is best if used with Kiss adhesive for optimal results, which is also included in the package.

My Review:

What's inside?
- Fake eyelashes for both eyes.
- A plastic applicator in pink color
- Glue, latex free btw!

I have only experimented with fake eye lashes once before, so I don't have the best experience or knowledge as to how to apply them properly. And I should probably wear them more often, since my own lashes are so, so short!
I followed the instructions. I didn't have to cut them to make them fit my eyes, because they just fit so perfectly! So first I put a small layer of glue on the edge of the lash and then waited about 45 seconds until the glue was slightly clear and then proceeded to apply the lashes. For this I grabbed them with the pink applicator and tried to put them at the base of my eyelid, just above where my lashes are. I have to say I did not really have much trouble applying them with the pink lash applicator. Once they're on, they stay on! They feel so soft and natural. The lashes are not overwhelming, in my opinion, and just make you eyes look so much bigger and better. I actually wore them for Halloween as part of my witch costume. I wore them for at least five hours, and they just stayed put! I was very, very impressed and very happy with the product and will definitely be wearing them again, specially since you do not finish the glue in one application.

Here are the before and after pics:

BEFORE, left eye (and that's actually a great angle!)

AFTER, right eye. Don't they just look so natural??

 Where to buy:
 Walgreens for only $4.99!

To learn more about Ever PRO Lashes visit HERE.
Don't forget to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!

Disclaimer: I received this product from Influenster, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Parnevu Giveaway!

Guess what?

The amazing people from Parnevu are offering an amazing giveaway for my readers!

One lucky reader will win:

Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise

It is a really great product and it works wonders for dry hair, I know, I tried it! 
To see how amazingly it worked for me, read my review on Parnevu Hair products HERE.

Enter below and good luck! 

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