October 30, 2014

Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara Set | Review



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
-Dramatically magnifies your eyelashes in 3 easy steps so you don't need to wear falsies or lash extensions any more.

-Unlike most mascaras and 3D Fiber Lashes, Mia Adora is made with non toxic and natural ingredients like Beeswax, Carnauba wax, and Natural Green Tea (Paraben &SLS Free).

-Cruelty Free (Not tested on animals).

-Eco-Friendly (Comes with recyclable protective carrying case).

-Water and smudge proof

-Non-irritating so you can use it even if you wear contact lens

-60 Day Money Back Guarantee


MY THOUGHTS:
This was my very first time using a mascara like this. I have been on the hunt for years to find a mascara that really impresses me. After the first use of this one by Mia Adora, I was stunned! I followed the 3 easy steps to get the maximum results and it truly worked! I was amazed at how simple it was to achieve longer beautiful lashes!

First, the mascara set comes in a beautiful box, satin lined, just stunning. Inside there are 2 tubes. One is the mascara, the other is the fibers. To use them, you simply use the mascara first, followed by the fiber wand, then finish again with the mascara. So simple, and it took no time! 

I wore this mascara for a week to test it in all sorts of conditions. Sweat, working, rain... it got put through the test! The mascara does not flake off at all. I would apply this around 7 am and at 7 pm when I'd go to take my shower, I had to remove the mascara and fibers because they were still on my lashes, and still looked perfectly fine. I was shocked at how well the mascara held up, even during my long, sweaty work days, my lashes remained looking perfect. 

I am giving this a big 5 star rating because I have only positive, fantastic things to say about the Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara Set! If you are looking for a gift for the makeup lover in your life, then this would be perfect! It's sure to please!

Save 20% off Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Set (exp Dec 31, 2014):  EVEWGK7V

*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

October 29, 2014

Adovia Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Infused Your Skin with Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt & Minerals, Lactic Acid and Collagen for Maximum Long Term Anti Wrinkle Effect

Anti Wrinkle Facial Cream Smooths out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time

Not a phony "Miracle" Anti Aging Cream - an Ingredient Based Long Term Approach to Younger Looking Skin Seaweed and Premier Aloe Vera feed skin needed nutrients for maintaining naturally youthful skin

Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream Increase the firmness and overall vitality of your skin.

MY THOUGHTS:
I absolutely love Adovia products, and this one did not disappoint me at all! Now that the colder, drier seasons are here, I find myself changing up my skincare routine. This has been a great new addition to my daily skincare regimen.

I like to use this at night, after I have showered and have a fresh clean face. I apply my serums, oils, and anything else that I may use at night. My final step is using this all over my neck and down to my neck. I wake up in the morning with super soft, hydrated, glowing skin. I love that this has a great texture, not too thick, and not greasy. It doesn't have a strong smell, mostly just a natural type of scent. I have been using this daily for about a month, and I still have plenty of product to work through.

I will say that I am 26 years old, so I don't have any wrinkles. However I like to use skincare products now to help prevent wrinkles later. My skin type is dry. And I have sensitive skin. I have not experienced any problems with my skin while using this cream. My skin seems to love it!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 27, 2014

Hermosa Peak Silicone Kitchen & BBQ Gloves | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
  • Not Your Mother's Pot Holders, Not Your Grandma's Oven Mitts!  New & Improved Kitchen Gloves

    *****5-Finger Design for Flexibility
    *****Non-Slip Grip - Raised Texture for Extra Hold
    *****450 degrees Fahrenheit heat resistant, also great for cold temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit
    *****FDA Food Grade Silicone
    *****Dishwasher safe

    These 5-Finger, Heat Resistant, Silicone Kitchen & BBQ Gloves are designed with durability for use up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit with FDA approved Food Grade Silicone, making it safe to use directly on foods.

  • The non-slip grip gives you confidence in handling hot pots & pans, and the 5-finger design gives you more flexibility than an oven mitt. The FDA Approved Food Grade Silicone gloves are dishwasher safe that provides long-lasting durability.


MY THOUGHTS:
I cook and bake a lot, so I am always using my traditional fabric pot holders. While those are ok, sometimes the heat from a very hot pan can be felt through the glove. And many times the pans become slippery, and I often have to catch the pan from falling. However now that I have these silicone gloves, I can easily handle hot pans, not get burned, and have a firm grip to prevent any slipping or falling.

The gloves fit my hands pretty well. I think these would fit most adult hand sizes, both men and women. I am a woman, with average sized hands and the gloves are a bit big on me, but I can still use them with ease. Each glove has a ring at the top so you can easily hang them up when you are not using them.

I have used these to handle frying pans, baking sheets, cake tins, and hot mats. Not once have I felt the heat, or had any slips. These also work great for those hard to open jars. Simply put on the gloves and twist! I find uses for these all the time around my house!

I like these a lot, and now that the holidays are coming around the corner, they will be getting more and more use!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 25, 2014

Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy | Review + Giveaway



Who doesn't love laundry that just smells amazing? I know I sure do! I love when I put a freshly washed and dried blanket on my bed. I love cuddling into the softness, then being surrounded by a beautiful aromatic scent! That is exactly what I experience every time I use the Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy laundry fragrance booster. 

I absolutely love using these in my laundry. I simply place my clothes into the washer, put in my laundry detergent, and then place in my fabric softener. Then I grab my bottle of Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy, remove the top cap, and flip open its lid. I use the cap to measure out the crystals, there is no set amount, it's more of a personal preference on how much you add. Once I get the amount I want, I simply sprinkle them around on top of my clothes. So simple! I then close the washing machine lid, and get it started. Most of the time while my clothes are washing, I will be able to smell the fragrance! Once my laundry is done, I put it in the drier and that is where the magic truly happens! When my clothes come out of the drier it is pure bliss! My clothes smell amazing every time!

Now not only do I notice how wonderful my clothes smell, but so do others! I was visiting my parents, and I walked into their home wearing a sweatshirt that I had recently washed using the Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy. My mother came up to me and asked me what perfume I was wearing because it smelled so good. When I told her I wasn't wearing any, she kinda looked puzzled. I told her that it was actually the Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy. She was so impressed by how wonderful my clothes smelled, she went out and purchased her own bottle! When I last spoke to her, she was already in love hehehe!

So if you are looking for something to help boost the scent of your laundry, something that will take your laundry to the next level, then I highly recommend trying out the Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy



I'm currently hosting a giveaway on my Facebook fan page! Want to win a coupon for a FREE bottle of the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy? CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

InstaNatural Vitamin C Facial Toner | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Our Vitamin C Facial Toner is the perfect way to tone and hydrate your skin while still delivering the powerful benefits of Vitamin C and other anti-aging elements. First, the sulfur in each spray will drive deep down to penetrate your skin and increase elasticity to maximize results. At the same time, the Witch Hazel present in the toner will gently purify your skin and pores, even helping to reduce their size and appearance. Simultaneously, Vitamin C renews and strengthens the skin to reverse the signs of aging and help prevent future damage. The Vitamin C Facial Toner is a great all-in-one hydrator that preps your skin to absorb serums and moisturizers more efficiently and effectively and is the perfect staple to add to your beauty regimen. 

MY THOUGHTS:
I have tried a few toners over the past 10 years, trying to find one that would do well for me and my skin type. I suffer from dry skin, which tends to get worse in the fall and winter months. When I first tried this, I didn't have too many high hopes for it. Vitamin C tends to dry my skin out, and toners have always been harsh on my skin. I am happy to say that this toner completely changed the game for me.

I use a cotton round to spritz this on, and I do this after I have gently washed my face. This removes any left over dirt, makeup or what have you. I then take a 2nd cotton round and repeat the process, this time really toning my face. Even with my dry skin, this does not at all irritate, or dry my skin out. It feels nice on my skin, gentle yet tough enough to do a proper job. It does shrink my pores, and I find that since using this, I have had to less and less clogged pore extractions. After I use this I continue on with my facial serum, and finish with a moisturizer.

The smell isn't too bad. It really reminds me of a orange rind. It comes in a nice size bottle, with a spray nozzle that releases a find mist of the toner.

I am very impressed with this, how gentle it has been on my dry skin. It has earned its spot in my daily skincare routine.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 23, 2014

LINKON Portable Charger | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
  • Digital LED display to show exactly the power level of the portable battery charger with power button so you can check anytime. Connect the cables and automatically start charging the cell phone.
  • Add more than one full charge to your iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C and some android phones. Compatible with most devices with USB 5V/1A output. Perfect for long flights, road trips or as a backup battery charger for when you need some extra juice
  • Constructed using Samsung Grade A cells, state of the art microchips and aluminium alloy casing to ensure the highest quality product that is made to last
  • 30 day money back guarantee no questions asked if you are not happy with our product plus 12 month warranty for total peace of mind
  • Unparalleled Customer Service - Purchasing from LINKON means getting access to our professionally trained and personal customer service team who is available to answer any questions you may have about our products

MY THOUGHTS:
First I have to comment and say that the color selection of these are AMAZING! I got mine in the hot pink color, and it is stunning. I have used other types of portable chargers in the past, and this is the first that came with a digital display, so that of course was a big bonus for me. But enough about the looks, lets get down to the details.

I let mine charge up over a 3-4 hour period while I went about my household activities, and the device did get warm, but nothing out of the normal. Once I had the charger fully charged, I let my cellphone battery drain out during the day. When it got to 2% battery, I connected this easily to my cellphone. About 2 to 3 hours later, my phone was fully charged. This was one of the faster portable charging devices that I have yet to use, so I was quite impressed. I think every household should have a few of these on hand. These are fantastic to have charged up and ready to use for power outages. 

I love this charger. Not only is it visually appealing, but it also works wonderfully!
*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

October 22, 2014

Hydracentials Slim And Sporty 16 oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
  • The Hydracentials Slim and Sporty 16 oz Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is perfect for use at the gym, at the office, around your house and anywhere you need to take your beverage of choice with you. The loop at the top provides an extra convenient way to carry, or can hook onto backpacks or carabineers.
  • Made from durable and sturdy PREMIUM QUALITY 18/8 FOOD GRADE STAINLESS STEEL, this Hydracentials Slim and Sporty 16 ounce water bottle is a great eco friendly sports bottle. This double wall insulated water bottle is PERFECT for carrying while walking, hiking, camping, use at the gym or just on the go- as it fits great in most car cup holders. No more spills and messes while driving!
  • Ditch those plastic water bottles! GO HEALTHY with this BPA Free, FOOD GRADE stainless steel water bottle that holds a large capacity of liquids 16 fluid ounces and no longer worry about toxins and chemicals leaching into your beverage. Drink crisp, clean, healthy and refreshing drinks from Your Hydracentials Water Bottle every time.

MY THOUGHTS:
I find myself reaching for this on a daily basis. Whether it be during my workout, or just when I want to keep a cold beverage cold and covered. I love that this has a straw inside that reaches down to the bottom, so I don't have to tip the bottle to drink my beverage. So helpful when I am working out and need a drink.

Washing this bottle is very easy as well. To test this out, I put some orange juice in the bottle and left just enough in it over night where it would create a stuck on ring. Because of the shape of the bottle it's tough to fit a sponge down into it that will fit, and wash it. So what I did is I soak it in dish soap and hot water. Within 20 minutes or less the ring was gone, and I was able to wash it. Easy and simple! I also remove the straw and let that soak to wash it as well.

As I said above I find myself using this on a daily basis now, and it goes with me where ever I go. Great water bottle!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 21, 2014

Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream | Review + Giveaway




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Say Goodbye To Wrinkled, Sagging, Dry Skin In Just A Few Short Weeks!

You can have more beautiful, smoother skin in just 2 to 4 weeks and see continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner).

You will quickly reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles, firming and replenishing your skin to look noticeably younger, without needing expensive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers.

Simply massage on Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream after washing your skin in the morning and again at night.

Will It Work On My Skin Type?

Anavita's non-irritating cream is well-suited for all skin types with a tested history of safe and gentle action by a long list of satisfied users. It is recommended for normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin.

Your Single-Bottle Solution To Combat The Signs Of Aging

You no longer have to buy a collection of products to fight the signs of aging since Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream serves as a moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and makeup base. 

Our unique formula stimulates collagen production and rebuilds the cellular matrix of the skin using three clinically proven ingredients - a super-absorbent form of hyaluronic acid, Argireline (5%), and Matrixyl - a combination that makes this anti-wrinkle cream for face and neck extraordinarily effective.

Your skin will benefit and look years younger from our high quality ingredients that are paraben free and not tested on animals. You will have smooth, toned, attractive skin again.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our top priority is to provide you with 100% satisfaction, and nothing is more important for our company than giving you a positive experience. We welcome any questions you may have about our products.

As a company based in Tennessee, USA, we take great pride in our skin cream. The Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is manufactured for us in Canada under strict Canadian cosmetic manufacturing guidelines.

You want to look your best, and we want to help you achieve that with a great product for smoother, younger-looking skin.

MY THOUGHTS:
I am 26 years old, and I always have had the belief in taking care of my skin now, and reaping the benefits 20 years down the road. Thankfully I don't have any signs of wrinkles yet at this age, and I like to think that using products such as this on my skin helps me keep my youthful appearance. As this is for your face and neck, I have been strictly using it on my neck since that is one area that I always seem to neglect. 

I have a full out daily skincare routine, and for the past 3 weeks I have been using this twice daily. Once before bed and again in the morning. The cream smells lovely, and has a nice texture. I apply this on clean skin, and basically massage it into my skin using upward motions. The idea of the upward motions is to go against gravity. I even bring this down onto my décolletée, again using the upward massaging motions. Within the past 3 weeks I have noticed that my skin on my neck is more visibly tighter, and my skin has never felt so soft and supple. I still have plenty of product left to last me for a good while, and because I have loved the results of this on my neck, I am going to be alternating this with my current facial anti wrinkle cream, and reap some of the benefits!

I also wanted to add in that I have dry sensitive skin, and certain products can negatively react to my skin very easily. I have experienced no irritation at all while using this. 

GIVEAWAY
Giveaway Disclosure: All giveaways are open to the US only unless otherwise stated.  All giveaways are sponsored unless otherwise stated. For sponsored giveaways CourtneyWithLove.com is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. No purchase necessary.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 20, 2014

Earths Design Forskolin Dietary Supplement | Review + Giveaway




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Famous TV Dr recently called Forskolin "Lightning in a bottle" and a Belly Blasting Supplement that ignites the body's metabolism and melts belly fat. On his show, Weight Loss Expert Lisa Lynn said it helped her clients double their weight loss. One of her clients lost 20lbs in 4 months while taking Forskolin. Lisa recommends you take at least 125mg and to make sure you get a good quality brand.

Forskolin is a root extract from a herbal plant in the Mint and Lavender family. Researchers found that forskolin can help promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells and aid losing weight. It may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in loss of body fat and, theoretically, increased lean body mass.

Pure Forskolin is Manufactured in a GMP Certified Organic Facility and is Third Party tested for Purity and Potency

Pure Forskolin is standardized to 20% and is 250mg per serving

Forskolin works Great in Combination with Earths Design Pure Garcinia Cambogia!

MY THOUGHTS:
I have been taking this for about 3 weeks now, and I still am currently using this as apart of my daily diet routine. I had never heard of forskolin before, and was eager to see just how it would work for me, and if it would indeed help me on my weight loss journey.

Over the past 3 weeks, I have been continuing on my "change of lifestyle" and prior to taking this supplement, I was losing about 1-2 pounds a week. I didn't change my amount of exercising, or diet while taking these just so I could see what the result would be just by simply adding in the forskolin. For week 1, I lost 4.3 pounds. Week 2 I lost 3.7 pounds. And on week 3 I lost 3.1 pounds. I am still currently in week #4 so I don't yet have this weeks results. However as you can see I did have some extra weight loss just by adding the forskolin into my routine. Was it a big amount, no. Was it a healthy amount to lose, yes. Am I happy with the results? Yes.

This is something that is great if you are someone who is looking for more long term results. Losing weight rapidly might feel good at first, but it can be hard to maintain and balance. I feel like with this, I can up my weight loss slightly more than just diet and exercise alone, yet I can still balance out the weight loss and not gain back what I just lost!

Overall I am happy with this, and I think that it is a great supplement to add into your diet. I have not experienced any side effects while taking this.

GIVEAWAY
Giveaway Disclosure: All giveaways are open to the US only unless otherwise stated.  All giveaways are sponsored unless otherwise stated. For sponsored giveaways CourtneyWithLove.com is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. No purchase necessary.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 17, 2014

Speedminton S200 Set | Review



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
This set includes all you need to play Speed Badminton!  Included is two rackets, one full sized court, 5 Speeder tube, and 4 Speedlights packaged in a carrying bag!

The Match speeder is the official speeder used in tournament play.
The Fun speeder is perfect for beginners or those who just want to casually rally.
The Cross speeder is designed for super windy outdoor conditions.
The Night speeder is for playing after dark! Just insert a speedlight into the head of the speeder for hours of glow in the dark fun.

The set comes with a small booklet that explains the game and the equipment.  There are lesson plans available on our website for more in depth training.


MY THOUGHTS:
My family loves to play badminton, and we have always used those super cheap store bought sets, that just aren't the best quality. When these arrived at my door, and I opened the box I honestly was in awe of how high quality this set is. The rackets are quite large, much larger than any I had ever used. The carrying case makes storage and carrying around very easy. Everything is neatly together in 1 bag. 

The past few weekends my family and I have been enjoying many hours of play with this set. We have tried out all the different types of speeders. I love how with this set you can also play at night by adding a speedlight into the head of the speeder. The speeders, better known by some as birdies, are brightly colored so they are easy to find while playing. Each of the different types of speeders work fantastically. The cross speeder really surprised me at how well it stayed on a smooth course during times when it got quite windy. You can choose the speeder that's just right for you, whether you want just a casual game play, or a more competitive sport game play. 

The quality of the game play is simply amazing, and it is sure to be fun for anyone of all ages! Great to have on hand for parties or gatherings! Take these to the beach, or the park! Or just have some good old fashioned back yard fun!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 15, 2014

UV Nail Lamp by Salon Edge | Review



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Salon Edge's line of professional gel curing UV Lamps will serve as both a vital and trendy addition to your salon or spa.This lamp is equipped with a mirrored base, manual and automatic interval settings, and powerful 9W UV bulbs. Designed with lightweight portability, this single hand lamp makes it simple for travel use or rearrangement within your work space.
  • -36 Watts
  • -Color: White
  • -Easily Cures Gel Polish with Automatic and Manual Interval Settings ( 90, 120, or 180 Seconds)
  • -Large Square Sized Body Comfortably Fits One Hand
  • -Lightweight Body Makes Travel Easy
  • -Dimensions - 9"W x 3.5"H x 10.25" Deep
  • -110v

MY THOUGHTS:
You could say that I have a nail polish addiction, so naturally I was beyond excited to try out this dryer. It was a bit bigger than what I was expecting, however it is super lightweight. It has a very professional look to it which I really enjoy. I feel like I am at the nail salon, yet not paying the price!

Using this was so simple. Within a few minutes of opening the box, I was ready to use it! I did a quick manicure on my hands. The left hand using gel polish, and the right hand using a regular polish. I wanted to see the results I would get using both types of polishes. The hand with the gel polish came out looking fantastic. My nails looked flawless, and just as if I walked out of the salon with a perfect gel manicure. The right hand with the regular nail polish also looked fantastic, and just as professional. It only took a couple of minutes to cure each hand. I love this because I'm a busy gal, and I like to quickly do my nails and be on my way. However before this dryer, I would always end up hitting my nails against something while they were still tacky, and there would go my manicure. All that time and product down the drain. Now with this, I can paint my nails, and in 15 minutes be done!

The value of this is fantastic. Start saving your money on salon visits and do your manicures at home! Now that I have this, I really have no use to ever go to a salon again! This is a great product to buy for yourself, as well as a perfect gift for the nail polish lover on your list!

*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Reveal Your Glamorous Look with Mia Mariu | Review + Giveaway



Hi guys and gals! Today I want to share with you some AMAZING products that I was sent by Mia Mariu. If you are a loyal reader of mine, you might remember the name from a review that I did a few months ago on their Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser. I absolutely loved it, so naturally I was excited when I got the chance to work with the Mia Mariu company again!

I was sent many lovely cosmetic products to try out, and share my thoughts. If you didn't know, I am a makeup junkie. Seriously if there is a support group for makeup addicts like me please give me their number *he he he*! I am going to be going through each individual product, sharing with you it's product description, then I will share with you my thoughts on each. At the bottom you will find the look I created using all the products shown. But it doesn't stop there, you will also find a giveaway section where you can enter to win ALL of the products shown here so you too can Reveal Your Glamorous Look! Don't worry, you will be able to pick the colors that suit you! Alright, lets dig in!


MINERAL BLUSHOur Mineral Blushes are a light velvety powder that sweeps on silky sheer color easily and evenly providing a natural blushed skin tone.  Its light-diffusing quality allows for a mistake-proof, flawless application as well as the color remaining true all day.

MY THOUGHTS- I chose the color Corazon de Melon. Most of my current blushes are light pinks or coral shades, so I wanted to try something a bit darker that would be great for fall. To me its kinda like a mauve shade. I used a very little amount on my brush that way I could build up the color to my preference. Beautiful and gives a very natural look. Feels great on the skin. 2 thumbs up!


HYDRATING STICK GLOSS- Our Hydrating Stick Gloss is a revolutionary hydrating product combining color and hydrating gloss in a stick form.  It has a buttery, creamy feel that nourishes your lips while delivering color in a sheer and sophisticated finish.

MY THOUGHTS-  I tried the color Encanto. It is like a sheer rosy red hue. It has a satin type finish, with a very nice shine. The color goes on sheer, but it is easy to build up color and make it a bit more bold. It truly feels so smooth on the lips, very creamy and soft. I absolutely love this. I am not one who looks good in normal lipstick, it is always too bold for me. This being sheer, I was able to layer it just enough to where I got a nice color payoff, without screaming "hey I'm wearing lipstick".  2 thumbs up!


VOLUMIZING AND LENGTHENING MASCARA- Our Volumizing Mascara extends and separates the thinnest, shortest, hard-to-reach lashes by lengthening each lash while delivering just the right amount of mascara without clumping.  Our formula contains rich dark pigments to enhance lash color for maximum drama.  It is clump-free, fiber-free and is suitable for contact lens wearers.  Enriched with vitamin B5.

MY THOUGHTS- For this, I used the color Azabache. I love this mascara, however I wasn't a fan of the brush. I just have a personal preference for the larger wider type of wands verses this one that is very traditional style. I tried using the wand that comes with this, and I just didn't like the coverage it gave me. However to test the mascara itself, I used one of my favorite wands with it and that made all the difference. I was able to apply the mascara and achieve nice full looking lashes. I am giving this 2 thumbs up because the mascara itself is great, and the wand problem is more of personal preference.


EYE LINER- Our Intense Black Eye Liner Pencil is a smoothly textured eye pencil that provides precise definition and easy, smooth application.  The pencil applies evenly without "dragging" or pulling the delicate eye area which produces a clean precise line without smudging.

MY THOUGHTS- For this, I also tried the color Azabache. Great black color. Glides on your skin smoothly without dragging. Great for lining the eyes as well as the waterline. When I use eye liners, whether they be liquid, gel, or pencil, I like to always set them with eye shadow. So with this after I applied it to my lash line, I went over it using an angled brush, and a matte black eye shadow. I find this helps any liners stay put for quite a while! Again, 2 thumbs up!



LOOSE MINERAL EYE SHADOW LINER- Our Mineral Shadow Liners and Shadow Duos are made with pure minerals and luxurious color pigments.  Their creamy powder texture provides an immediate release of intense luminous color with superior blending for a long-wearing, crease-resistant application.  When mixed with water, you can use it as a beautiful long wearing eyeliner.

MY THOUGHTS- I tried these in the colors Azabache and Caramelo. The Azabache is a glittery dark grey / black color. This one is great for using wet as a liner to add a pop of glitter and sparkle to a makeup look. The color Caramelo is a fantastic nude brown shade. I used this just as a loose shadow, and it was a great all over lid color. It provides a beautiful color, without being too much. I absolutely loved these, and I have been reaching for them daily!


I love all the products that I got to try out. These are great for all makeup lovers, and I would also recommend them to teens who are starting to get into makeup, but don't want to over do it. These products let you have that beautiful natural look without the 10 pounds of makeup. With the holidays coming up, these would also make great gifts!

GIVEAWAY
Giveaway Disclosure: All giveaways are open to the US only unless otherwise stated.  All giveaways are sponsored unless otherwise stated. For sponsored giveaways CourtneyWithLove.com is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. No purchase necessary.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

October 14, 2014

SariFoods Organic Spirulina Powder | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Our Organic Spirulina Is IMMUNO-MAZING! The rich, dense green color gives us away - we're nutrient-packed!

You can add Organic Spirulina to your favorite smoothies, juices and recipes for a nutritional boost your body will love you for. See the attached product sheet for even more organic spirulina benefits. We will also send you a free recipe book with the promotion so you can try out many different ways to incorpate this ultimate superfood into your diet!

Adding Spirulina to your diet will help:

STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. Organic Spirulina is the most nutrient dense food known to humankind and works miracles in the body by helping to balance your pH and reduce Inflammation - which is the root of most disease. This nutritional content provides protection from colds, flus, other contractable illnesses… & even cancer.

FIGHT AGING & FREE RADICALS. This miracle superfood has more antioxidant activity than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and 3900% more beta carotene than carrots, packing a powerful antioxidant punch that promotes skin health and cell regeneration while providing protection from cell-damaging molecules absorbed by the body through pollution, poor diet, injury, or stress. 

OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH WITH NATURE’S MOST PERFECT MULTIVITAMIN. With over 100 naturally occurring and bioavailable vitamins & nutrients, Organic Spirulina contains more than 60% protein and is a non-synthetic source of iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9's). 

MY THOUGHTS:
I have never tried anything like this before, so I was eager to give it a shot. The day it arrived in the mail, I decided to use it in a smoothie. I looked up many recipes using Spirulina, and finally decided on one that was highly rated for taste.

The bag is fairly good size, and it is the reclosable style. I cut off the top as directed, and powder went flying all over. The powder is a very super finely milled texture, almost like flour. It just covered my entire table top. I also began to smell it, and honestly it wasn't good. I honestly didn't want to consume it after smelling it. But I read the bag and saw all of the benefits that it offers, and continued on with the recipe. Once I got everything together, I went to close the bag and sure enough it would no re-seal. I tried all different ways to get it to properly close, but nothing. I ended up having to tape it closed. The next day I transferred it into a new resealable bag and haven't had to experience that again!

Onto how it tasted. With the way I used it, I only had minor hints of the flavor. It wasn't too bad. It really all depends on how you use it as to the taste. I like knowing that I am getting all sorts of health benefits when I add this into a smoothie or a dish. I have used this a handful of times so far, and I still have plenty to go through before I can comment on the benefits of consuming a whole bag. However so far all seems good. I feel a bit more energized on the days I add this into my diet. A better feeling you could say.

Overall, I think this is a product is pretty good, however the packaging is what hinders it. If the packaging changed so it wasn't so messy, and actually worked, then my rating would go up a bit!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Foxbrim Natural Refresh Toner | Review



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Foxbrim's Natural Refresh Toner is the perfect choice for supporting healthy glowing skin. As part of your daily regimen, Natural Refresh Toner provides the ESSENTIAL step to tone, cleanse and prepare skin. 100% Natural and Alcohol Free. Expect the best and enjoy all the benefits - provided exclusively by Foxbrim.

MY THOUGHTS:
I have been using this for a few weeks now, and so far I like how it works. I have dry skin, so sometimes toners can be super drying to my skin and end up being worse for me than beneficial. I am happy to say that after using this every other day for the past 2 weeks, I haven't noticed any negative reactions. It cleans my skin, and really removes the grime from the day, yet does it in a gentle fashion.

I use this like I said every other day just to be on the safe side since my skin is so dry. I wash my face first, then use this after to kinda do the "deep cleaning". I like to use this with cotton rounds, and I use it all over my face and neck.

There are really only 2 things that I am not a huge fan about. First is the packaging that I have. I read some other reviews that have the same current packaging that I have, and they just weren't fans of it as well. I noticed that the company did reply back stating they were changing the packaging to a mist form. This would be great because with the packaging that I currently have is easily prone to leaks. One thing that I might add is a safety seal as well. I feel much safer using a product that comes with a safety seal, especially skincare products. Second thing which I wasn't a huge fan of was the smell. However it is nothing too bad, it's just more of a natural type of scent. The nice thing is that the scent doesn't linger on your skin.

Overall I do like this, and find it to be a nice product to have added into my skincare routine!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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