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A real mom of 4 reviewing various products & services with honesty & integrity. From natural beauty products to household items to groceries - the truth - so you can save dollars, time & sanity. No flames, no games, just a real mom reviewing.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bronzers: Inexpensive Version of Benefit's Hoola? YEP!

I love bronzers.
They can help sculpt cheekbones where there are none, thin out a nose, slenderize a face, lift a jawline, add oomph to your shoulders or d├ęcolletage, or simply add sunny color to perk up your bland complexion.
Let me admit here that I'm not a fan of shimmery bronzers. I do have one by Victoria's Secret, but I rarely use it. It looks goofy on me, in my opinion. Perhaps dusted on my body for a special occasion; but on my face, it looks like I'm a teenage, oily, disco queen. Not good.
IMO, shimmery ones are not good for sculpting work, anyhow. They should be used to achieve sun-kissed coloring.
So, we need MATTE bronzers, ladies.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Waterproof Eyeliner Fail (no water required)

I like waterproof eyeliners best.
Why? Because, typically, those are the only ones that even stand a chance at staying put on my lid, much less my waterline (the inner rim of your eye).
I won't even waste my time with non-waterproof versions.
 Well, I got a waterproof eyeliner in my
Glossybox not too long ago, so I excitedly tried it out.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pretty Awesome Low Carb Wrap and Crackers: Lavash Bread

I've been eating low carb since April of 2010.
That's 3 YEARS.
Most likely, I'll be eating this way for the rest of my life. 
What I do to make it all work for me, is to find amazing recipes, amazing new foods, and constant support from my friends(you know who you are, ladies!), and even from the online community. I also really like a FREE app, MyFitnessPal, that helps me keep track of things like carb counts, exercise quotas, etc.
I want to introduce you to a little gem I found recently:
Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Lavash Bread.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HAIR: Summery Beach Waves? Alterna Bamboo Boho Waves Review

In a recent beauty box subscription I received
a deluxe sized sample of
Alterna's Bamboo
Boho Waves spray
I was excited to try it out. I've never used a "Beach Waves" hair styling product before, except for a homemade recipe I found online, which didn't really work for me.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Boscia Be Brilliant Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to
Annemarie Z of
She won the Boscia Be Brilliant Preservative-free
Skin Care Kit.
I hope you enjoy it Annemarie!
Thanks to all who entered.
Didn't win? No worries!
I have another giveaway scheduled for very soon.