Yalmeh Foundation Brush and Moisturizing Facial Lotion

I was lucky enough to receive 2 wonderful Yalmeh products. The first is their completely awesome Foundation Brush!

This brush is super soft, extremely light weight, and definitely durable! It is made from top grade synthetic fiber materials that are hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty free. Due to the great materials used as well as the dedication put in to making a good product, there is no shedding from this brush that I have seen, and it has definitely got a lot of use!


I was extremely impressed with density of this brush too. So often you receive a brush and sure it is soft, but it is only soft because it is so thin! This has a great amount of bristles and still holds it softness. It’s incredible! Absolutely love this foundation brush!


Next is the Yalmeh Moisturizing Facial Lotion. Winters in Wisconsin are so hard on the face and you can’t keep your skin looking healthy without a moisturizer. This Yalmeh moisturizer is super light weight, and absorbs into the skin very easily.

There are no harmful parabens, sulfates, or alcohol. It is made from all natural ingredients and is gluten and filler free! It helps to heal sun damage and reduce the signs of aging. The scent is really good, not overpowering at all like a lot of other moisturizers.

Really, really great moisturizer!

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*Samples Provided for Review Purposes. All Opinions Expressed Are Completely My Own*

Optimal Omega 3 Fish Oil


Fish oil is such a wonderful thing to take.  It was recommended to my husband to take so he has been on it for quite a while to help lower his cholesterol.  I decided I should probably try some as well. It isn’t just for lowering cholesterol.  Since it contains high levels of EPA and DHA, it also supports heart health, healthy blood pressure levels, boosts the immune system, and improves circulation and brain function.

Optimal Health Labs Omega 3 Fish oil uses the finest fish oils from Herring, Anchovy, Sardine, Salmon and Mackerel.  They are free from mercury and PCB.

There is some safety information that the company would like you to know as well.

Safety Information
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a know medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.

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There are so many fish oils on the market – but they are certainly not all made the same.  These do not have the overpowering fishy smell so many fish oils do, nor does it give you the fishy burps like lower quality fish oils.  If you buy from Optimal Health Labs, you know you are getting a high quality fish oil!

You can purchase these from AMAZON HERE

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.

This entry was posted on October 11, 2014. 2 Comments

InstaNatural Vitamin C Facial Toner / Stretch Mark and Scar Cream


Another InstaNatural wonder! I have been so lucky to be able to work with this company. Their products have all been SO amazing! You can check out my prior posts about their Argan Hair Oil Treament and Youth Express Moisturizer HERE or their Deep Cleansing Facial Oil and Rosehip Oil HERE

This time I was able to try their Vitamin C Facial Toner. This toner is made from 100% Natural and Organic ingredients. It also contains Vitamin C which is essential for your body to product collagen and keep your skin looking young and healthy.  When you pores are clogged they appear bigger.  Using this facial toner twice a day I have noticed a significant shrinkage of my pores.

Now the directions say to spray on face and either leave on that way or you can swab it with a cotton ball.  I don’t particularly like the face spritzing – so I have been applying a few sprays to a cotton pad and then rubbing it on my face.  Being teamed up with their awesome Deep Cleansing Facial Oil – which is one of my favorite products EVER – my skin has never looked so healthy!

From their Amazon Listing:

Our Facial Spray is a premium toner that provides many benefits and is suitable for everyday usage:
– Cleans and purifies skin
– Provides Anti-Aging Benefits
– Shrinks appearance of pores
– Removes excess oil and dead skin cells
– Restores balance to natural pH levels
– Helps protect your skin against impurities
– Gives you instant refreshment
– Preps skin for other applications

Our Vitamin C Facial Toner is unparalleled to any other product on the market.
– Huge 4oz bottle will last a long time and provides great value
– 100% Natural with Mostly Organic Ingredients
– Each bottle contains powerful anti-aging and astringent properties
– Cruelty-free
– Made in the USA

This can be purchased on Amazon HERE


I was also able to try their Stretch Mark and Scar cream.  After having kids – the body does some not so nice things to a person.  I have stretch marks on my check and my thighs.  Some of them are really dark and unsightly. This body cream is full of natural and organic ingredients – such as Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, & Mango Butter.  I haven’t even had it very long and I am already beginning to see a drastic improvement in my skin and the stretch marks. It diminishes the appearance of stretch marks for both men and woman – and works with all types of skin.  It also prevents stretch marks from forming in the future. The smell is amazing.  It is so refreshing and it just makes my skin feel like a babies skin.

More from their Amazon Listing:

Fade Away Stretch Marks & Scars With The Best Prevention & Reduction Cream For Your Skin.

Over the years, both men and women will accumulate stretch marks or other scars at some point on their bodies, also known as the following:
– Tiger stripes
– Zebra prints
– Battle scars
– Road maps

Whatever you call them, these bluish-reddish-brownish marks can appear anywhere where skin tissues are stretched.

Women will commonly get them on their:
– Stomachs (especially during pregnancy)
– Hips
– Inner thighs
– Buttocks
– Upper arms

Whereas men will have them appear on their:
– Abdomen
– Chest
– Arms
– Shoulders

Our moisturizing body cream is a powerful solution designed to GET YOU RESULTS!

– Diminishes the appearance of current stretch marks and scars
– Strengthens skin to protect and prevent new ones from forming
– Delivers deep nourishment and hydration
– Full of powerful vitamins and essential oils
– Composed of natural and organic ingredients

Check them out on Amazon HERE

I’m beginning to think there is nothing that InstaNatural can’t do! So far I have only done the skincare reviews and hair care reviews for them – but coming up soon I will also have a review for their leather cleaner and conditioner. If it is anything like the rest of their products, I know it will be wonderful as well!!! I am breaking out my leather coat soon!

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.

Cocktail! Drink Muddler – Recipes and GIVEAWAY!


I have never actually used a cocktail muddler before. I have always wanted to try one though so I was really excited to receive this to review!  When it first arrived I was struck by how pretty it was.  I know that might sound silly, but it really is a nice looking piece! Stainless steel goes great with any kitchen decor, won’t rust, and the grooves in the corrugated head are designed to extract maximum flavor from fruits, herbs, and spices!


They also included a free e-book with plenty of wonderful drink recipes. Well of course I am going to have to try some of them! DUH!

First recipe that caught my eye was for 21 Cocoa.  What a wonderful drink for fall with these colder temperatures rolling in. It was AMAZING.  I have never worked with fresh mint before.  It was such a great added touch to the drink! Muddling was so simple with this great tool! I left the whipped cream out just as a personal preference. I’m sure this recipe could be modified as well to incorporate other flavors.  I bet replacing the orange with raspberry would be really good!


2 Orange slices

4 Mint Leaves

Hot Cocoa, prepared and set aside

1 oz Irish whiskey (Irish Cream)

1-1/2 oz Chocolate flavored liquor

1/2 oz Chocolate sauce (chocolate syrup) 1 tbsp Whipped cream


Using your Cocktail! Muddler, muddle orange slices and two mint leaves Set aside for 2 minutes.

Add whiskey and chocolate liquor to hot chocolate.

Using a tea strainer, strain mint and orange into hot chocolate.

Stir. Garnish with whipped cream, remaining mint, and chocolate sauce.

NOTE: Make this without Irish cream for the little ones. Have fun dressing up the garnish with powdered cocoa, mint leaves, whipped cream and more. See who can make the coolest designs using chocolate or caramel syrup!


The next drink I decided to do the Cheeky Mimosa. Although mimosas are most commonly served with brunch, I think they are good anytime! I did not strain the pineapple and raspberry after muddling with this drink. Again, this is just a personal preference.  Another wonderful recipe and another great use for the muddler.  I can see myself drinking this quite frequently actually! I am not really one for champagne by itself, but in a mimosa – YES PLEASE.  I don’t think my review would be complete without adding my text I sent to a friend while opening the champagne. I think it goes to show how little I drink it considering I didn’t even know how to open it and was confused by what I saw. Anyway – the text:


*cough cough* SO – now that we got THAT out of the way – on to the recipe!!!



2 Cups Orange juice (fresh squeezed preferred)

2 Cups Champagne or Sparkling white wine

1/4 Cup Pineapple Chunks Handful (6-8) Raspberries


Combine pineapple and raspberries. Muddle. Set aside.

In pitcher, combine orange juice and champagne. Strain fruit mixture and add juice to pitcher. Stir and serve chilled.

NOTE: if you use orange juice with pulp, feel free to skip the straining step and add entire fruit mixture to pitcher to add texture to your mimosas. Feel free to substitute raspberries and pineapple with grapefruit for a slightly less sweet taste without sacrificing the rich pink color of the mimosa.


This great muddler can be purchased from Amazon HERE!

Also Check them out at their website http://www.aftervintage.com/

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The company was generous enough to allow me to do a Giveaway of this great tool to a lucky blog reader! You can enter this Giveaway by clicking below. As always, winner must be located in the lower 48 States. Good Luck Everyone!

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  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.

This entry was posted on October 11, 2014. 1 Comment

Cocoa Cravings Organic Chocolate Bar Review and GIVEAWAY!

You’re running out of time to enter! The company informed me that 3 – YES 3 – winners will be chosen for this Giveaway!!!! Don’t miss out! This ends Friday at Midnight! (Technically Saturday morning)

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Cocoa Cravings is a company based out of Chicago, Illinois that specializes in natural and organic cocoa products!  They offer several different drinking chocolates, chocolate morsels, hot cocoa drinks, and chocolate bars! Everything they produce is made right in Chicago.  They use absolutely NOTHING artificial in any of their products!

They offer 7 different flavors of drinking chocolate:  Berry, Curried, Hoodia, Peppermint, Picante, along with the two I think I would like the most, Orange and Banana! They also offer 6 flavors of Hot Cocoa in all of the above flavors except for Orange.

Looking for baking items? No problem! They also offer their delicious chocolate in morsels that you can add to your baked goods! Dark Cacao covered Golden Berries, Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Chunks, Ultimate White Chocolate Chunks, Ultimate White Cream Chips, Vegan Semi Sweet Chips, Vegan Rice Milk Dark Chocolate Chunks, and Vegan Rice…

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Youthful Radiance Eye Cream by Foxbrim


Dark circles. Puffy, tired eyes.  Blah. Just another day in the life of….someone else! Not me! I have been using this Foxbrim Youthful Radiance Eye Cream!!

Foxbrim makes a wide variety of skincare products and this is just another one of the wonderful products I was able to review in exchange for my opinion.  I can never remember having dark circles under my eyes before, but somewhere along the road of life, it happened! I’m in my 30’s,  not sleeping like I used to, resulting in dark circles and tired looking eyes!

This Youthful Radiance Eye Cream is made of Aloe, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Green Tea, Vitamin C + E, Tamanu Oil and MORE, resulting in an eye cream that actually works! Since using this product, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has diminished, as have the dark circles! No more puffy, red eyes for this girl!


When applying after my nightly wash routine, it is like a little splash of instant refreshment in a bottle! It goes on so smooth and is very soothing and gentle.  I also wear contacts, and with many other eye creams that cause my eyes to water and burn, its almost impossible to then want to wear my contacts.  Foxbrim’s eye cream is gentle enough for me to apply even in the morning before work and does not irritate my eyes nor make it so I can’t wear my contacts! It works as a great base for the makeup around my eyes. There is no sticky feeling after applying, and absorbs into the skin very quickly, setting it to work that much faster! They aren’t kidding when they say you will see results right away. I saw results within DAYS of using it.

You can purchase this, (and other great Foxbrim products) on Amazon! (just click already!)

A little from their Amazon Listing

  • THE COMPLETE ANTI-AGING & EYE CARE SOLUTION: Scientifically formulated to effectively address all anti-aging and eye care concerns. This includes Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles. Proven to lessen swelling, add luminosity and smooth wrinkles under eyes. Our customers rave about how quickly they’ve seen results – in days not weeks!
  • ORGANIC MOISTURIZING POWERHOUSE: Unmatched in premium natural ingredients, Youthful Radiance Eye Cream utilizes a potent combination of plant-based moisturizers to soothe, hydrate and strengthen skin. Aloe, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Green Tea, Vitamin C + E, Tamanu Oil and MORE. Restoring your skin’s natural moisture balance makes this eye cream the ★BEST CHOICE★ as the ★MOST EFFECTIVE EYE CREAM AVAILABLE★
  • RESTORE AND REPAIR TO RADIATE: Restore and repair once youthful skin effortlessly. Radiate from your eyes down as you remove the visible signs of aging. Weary tired eyes can be a thing of the past.
  • DELICATE AND NON-IRRITATING: This unique formula promises to absorb lightly and beautifully into skin leaving it quenched and refreshed. Absolutely no silicones, parabens, additives or fillers used. Only natural and organic ingredients blended with the most sensitive of skin types in mind.
  • ★ RISK FREE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE ★ There is absolutely no risk when you order now! If you are not 100% satisfied with your results OR if our product did not live up to your expectations in any way we will give you a full refund. No questions asked. Your satisfaction and results are our #1 priority!

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.

MOREA Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C + Green Tea


I have tried several Hyaluronic Acid Serums, and the first thing I noticed about this one is that it is completely scent free.  I LOVE THAT! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that.  So many of the other serums I have tried seem to have a funky smell to them, so right off the bat this one had my attention!

I’m not sure if it was only my bottle, but it took me quite a few pumps before anything actually came out.  I thought I maybe had a defective bottle or something, but it turns out it just took some time to work it’s way through and out the top! The consistency was very nice – not too thick yet not too watery.  When applying it to my skin, it absorbed very quickly and left behind no sticky feeling! Another plus! A little bit will go a long way too so I can see this one bottle lasting me a very long time.

They key ingredients in this serum are Organic Aloe, Witch Hazel, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamins C & E. It is made in the USA and 100% Paraben free! It instantly plumps skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  When using over time, I also saw a drastic improvement in my skin tone and texture!


I don’t see the need for it personally, but it can be mixed with whatever your favorite moisturizer is.  I have been using it after washing my face in the mornings as a makeup base, and it makes my skin so soft and smooth that my makeup glides right on.

You can find this little gem on Amazon HERE to try it for yourself.  They offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

From their Amazon Listing:

FINALLY: Powerful New Serum Promotes Smooth, Glowing Skin At A Fraction of The Price
Hyaluronic acid is known for its proven ability to reverse the signs of aging. This silky smooth formula is loaded with antioxidants Vitamin C and Green Tea to promote collagen production and protect your skin from UV damage.
What makes this serum better than all the others?
• Instantly plump fine lines while reducing the appearance of wrinkles gradually
• Add intense moisture to dry skin
• Instant glowing complexion
• Improve appearance of dark under eye circles
• Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin
Our unique formula is so safe and effective it passed the rigorous standards to be sold at Whole Foods. If that doesn’t impress you, how about the price? We charge the same as our competitors for a larger bottle!
• Paraben Free
• 72% Organic
• Cruelty Free
• Airless Pump Bottle Keeps Ingredients Potent
Our competitors on Amazon will tell you their hyaluronic acid serum is the best for fighting fine lines. They will tell you their serums will reduce the signs of aging instantly at cheap prices. But I tell you this is not the case – and here’s why.
Their dropper bottles do not protect ingredients from spoiling, only an airless pump bottle can preserve the serum effectively. They claim to sell natural ingredients but what they won’t tell you is that many of their serums are made in China and loaded with harmful additives and parabens.
Our serum is handcrafted in the U.S.A. in small quantities for the highest quality. The best part about our serum? Our 1.7oz size is the best price on Amazon! Quantities are strictly limited. Because our serum is made fresh we often sell out for weeks at a time – get yours today!
All of our products are backed with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee!

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.