Sano Naturals Vitamin C Serum + Eye Treatment Review

001“Sano Naturals serum allows for optimal penetration of active ingredients into your skin. That way, the active compounds get to where they need to be to give you the best looking, smoothest, brightest skin possible. They never use added fillers or silicone, which means their serum is not thick or sticky.”

I used this for about 2 weeks and I have seen results from this. I have redness on my cheeks and I saw this help reduce a lot of it and brightening my skin. But I found that when I applied it all over, I was having a lot of break outs around my chin and forehead area.. So I reduced this to just my cheeks. If you have oily skin, only use this on problem areas. But if you have dry skin, proceed using on all areas suggested. As far as I know, you can only buy this on Amazon.com and it retails for $18.95 USD.

“Sano Naturals Vitamin C Serum is 98% Natural, and made with organically derived components. There is absolutely no added fragrance because what you put onto your face should be as natural as possible for the best, and healthiest, results.”

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Along with the serum I received a special bonus of Sano Naturals Vitamin C Eye Gel. Out of both products, this one is my favorite. I have been using this to help with dark circles and the crinkles around my eyes. I have seen a major improvement in both! Even on the days where I have barely slept, my eyes still look bright and awake!

If you like these products CLICK HERE to pick up your very own! And be sure to share your Sano Naturals experience with me.

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How To Get Free Stuff As A Blogger

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I get asked this a lot and figured it was time for a post. You always see people saying they got this or that for review from such and such company, but you often wonder how. I started blogging a little over a year ago and I tried jumping into this free stuff pool. I wanted to do great PR’s and have an awesome reader base (BTW I love my readers!), but I knew I was going to have to fork out some money in order to do that, which at the time, I didn’t have. Before you even wonder, I did have to spend money in order to write a lot of my first posts. Not every item I review is sent to me courtesy of a company, but now I have established a nice little space on the internet to have the honor.

Here’s why companies do this:

The internet is the way of the future. Plain and simple, and (smart) companies know this. Show of hands of how many of us have spent mindless hours looking at pretty things to buy or even just watching parrots ‘sing’ dubstep on YouTube.

So, still wondering how you can get in the free stuff club?

If you’re just starting out as a vlogger or blogger, establish yourself by doing reviews of items you already buy from day to day. This will help get your foot in the door.

Make friends with other bloggers. The support of others is a crucial step in trying to get a fan base down. I have made so many friends from ALL OVER the world. And hey, if anything I will be your friend! :)

Once you feel confident that you have established yourself a bit, bust in the door by sending emails to companies asking for samples or the possibility of a partnership. You won’t get every single one you ‘apply’ for, but sooner or later it will happen.

Here’s something not to many people know about. There are websites specifically created to help companies and the internet community connect! Sign up for these sites and start applying and in no time you will finally be in the free stuff club. I’ll leave at list at the bottom of this post.

There are guide lines to all this though. A lot of companies have instructions on what they want you to do to present their item to the internet world. Some my need a specific number of followers or page views, others may require you to do only video unboxings or reviews. They usually send you these when they ask for shipment info to send things to you. Usually if you don’t follow these, you get a bad rep. I don’t know about you, but I like to be known for the good things, not the rotten.

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Ipsy / October 2014

The past week has been so busy, and I have gotten bombarded with products for reviews, I am having difficulty deciding which to do first. Plus between having to use them all to give you guys first impressions and correct info, it takes time. But come next week there will be a new post every other day! But today’s post is about the October 2014 Ipsy bag.

 004If you don’t know about Ipsy, it is a monthly beauty subscription that offers a different (and cute) bag, along with about 5 beauty/skincare products either in samples or full size! All for the very low price of $10/month with free shipping! I stopped getting Ipsy for 2 months because money was tight, and I regret not finding the money. The 2 bags I missed were by far the best out of every bag I have had. But this one was actually pretty good, and I know I will use this little bag as a nice little clutch for when my husband and I go out sometimes.

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Doll 10 Highlighter

The first item I received was the Doll 10 highlighter. I know A LOT of people wanted this, but once they saw what some other people had to say, they changed their tune. It is a cream highlighter but it is pretty oily. I have been kind of afraid to use this beings I have acne prone skin and I’m very sensitive to things like this. I can’t even tell you what this retails for because the website doesn’t even carry this..

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Figs & Rouge Hand Cream

Normally I bitch when I get lotions. I have oily skin and I really never use lotion. But when i became a house wife, I found myself needing hand lotion more than ever after washing dishes and using harsh cleaning products. I am in love with this! For one it smells great, and it just feels amazing when you massage it into your hands/arms. I use this every day. I will be so sad when this runs out that I might buy the full size!

008Starlooks Lip Gloss

I am already a fan of Starlooks products. I have a few of their eye pencils and some eye shadows, but never had any lip products. First off I was SUPER disappointed in the size of this. It’s extremely small. The color wasn’t exactly for me, but it’s still pretty. I’m sure this will stay in my purse of I may give it to my mom since she is a major lip gloss junkie, haha!

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Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

I will never have enough cleansers. I have actually never had one like this. I personally have not gotten the chance to use it beings I have a few other brightening products I am testing out for review at the moment. But I did put a sample on my hand just to get the feel. Its very airy feeling and I can’t wait to review this item in a few weeks!

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Skone Tattoo liquid liner

This was my FAVORITE item. I have been really into doing a winged liner lately, and I only have one felt tip liner that I like using, but its drying out.. :( So when I got this I was so excited! It definitely is long wearing and it is black as black can be. I will be buying a few of these to have on hand.

I am unaware of the real value of the items in my bag this month, but I am very happy with the selection. It was a great variety ranging from skincare and hand care to make up. I am really excited to see the exciting things that are to come in December beings it will be there 3 year anniversary.

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4 Awesome D.I.Y. Cardboard Halloween Costume Ideas!

Halloween is the best time of year! It really sucks that kids now a days are finding trick or treating lame. Do they not realize we love dressing up even as adults?! So for all the adults that love dressing up and being silly , here are a few fun ideas for Halloween costumes that you can make out of cardboard!

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Wilson (From Home Improvement)

Kids now a days won’t appreciate the humor in this costume. But I guarantee anyone that grew up in the 90’s will get it.

Wall-E

I literally AWE’d when I saw this. I think I would still AWE even if a creepy adult was wearing it.

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For all you Star Wars lovers out there, no need to fear on finding a couples costume! Now you just need to find a person to be a couple with you. (Just kidding!)

PAC MAN

This is the ultimate ‘Let’s get drunk!’ costume! Imagine seeing a group of people running down the street in these going ‘WACKA WACKA.’ Even better, create these for your kids and hop them up on sugar. TONS OF ENTERTAINMENT.

What are you being for Halloween? Got an awesome DIY costume idea? Share it with me on Twitter or Facebook!

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Giveaway! Everyone Is A Winner With Memebox!

In collaboration with Memebox, a Korean Beauty Box subscription, I will be hosting a giveaway for the chance to win a free box on my blog! Memebox is an amazing beauty box. Their boxes contain different, yet useful products  that are in full size most, if not all, the time! In case you missed my Memebox review you can check it out here.

The prizes for this awesome giveaway are:

  • One first place winner will receive thirty meme points (equivalent to one $23 box + shipping)
  • Two runner up’s will receive seven meme points each (equivalent to the price of standard shipping). 

Here are the rules on how you can enter the giveaway:

1. You MUST sign up for an account with Memebox and include complete shipping details. The direct link to the signup page is http://us.memebox.com/customer/account/create/.

All signups will receive three meme points to spend on future purchases (and if they happen to win, they will keep the three points in addition to the prize points!).

2. You must also subscribe to the Memebox Newsletter! This way, you’ll receive regular updates from Memebox about their boxes/promos and you’ll be notified as well if you won this giveaway!

3. The giveaway is open to new Memebox customers only. Duplicate accounts will not be considered. If you choose to unsubscribe, this will remove you from all commercial emails including but not limited to the following: marketing emails, affiliate emails and VIP emails.

4. This giveaway is open internationally. But please do check if Memebox ships to your country.

5. Click on the Rafflecopter link to gain more points and more chances of winning!

The giveaway will run from October 13th, 2014 through October 20th, 2014.

Don’t waste time and join now!

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Why Using Ebates.com Is The Smarter Way To Shop!

logo_7.2009_3I have been getting asked a lot about how EBATES.com works and if it legitimate. I use this site for every purchase I make online. Since joining I’ve earned back a little over $80. Here’s how it works:

Sign up and start browsing through the thousands of stores Ebates partners with and find some awesome coupon codes too! Click on the store of your choosing and it will redirect you to the stores website. Then shop!

How it works: Ebates partners with thousand’s of stores and then gives you a certain percentage for shopping with their partners!

A lot of the time stores have double cash back, which means you can earn even more while shopping online!

Here are some of my favorite stores and their cash back rate:

  • Sephora 4% (right now it is doubled at 8%)
  • Clinique 4% (right now it is doubled at 8%)
  • Straight Talk ‘up to’ 13.5% ($23.50 Cash Back on phones $149.99 or more 13.50% Cash Back on phones less than $149.99 or SIM cards)
  • Aerie 2%
  • iTunes 7%

I hope this helps you have confidence in using Ebates!

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Walmart Beauty Box Reveal/Review

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A few weeks ago, Walmart finally came out with a seasonal subscription box. Target has one that comes out only a couple times a year, and it sells out within minutes normally and cost $7 to get. The Walmart box is a measly $5 and is supposed to come out every season, so roughly 4 times a year. So far, the availability has been amazing and almost everyone I know that signs up for it, gets it. They make 2 different boxes: a beauty bundle and a baby box. I opted for the beauty one, because I do not have any children (do my dogs count?).

002003This box came with in a week of me ordering it, which is really fast! I was really surprised when I opened the box though to see a good variety and large samples. My husband was actually even surprised! Everyone’s box was a little different from what I have seen, but the contents of my box include: a sample of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday perfume, CoverGirl nail polish in the shade #After Dark, Dove Oxygen Moisture shampoo/conditioner & Dove Pure Care dry oil, Secret Clinical Strength deoderant, a sample of YouthCode Pore Vanisher by L’Oreal, a full sized L’Oreal Glossy Balm lip crayon, and a sample of Neutragena Nourishing Long Wear Make-up.

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It was so wonderful out, I had to take these outside! So here is how it works, you sign up and enter your address/credit card info to pay for the shipping cost ($5). Walmart sends you the box of your choosing (beauty or baby), and you get charged every few months the $5 shipping cost so they can send out the next one! It’s that simple.

Me personally, I will be keeping this for as long as Walmart will keep it going. I feel like it is a much better value (and availability) versus the Target box. What do you think of this box? Did you get one of the first Walmart boxes? Let me down below your thoughts and share youre boxes with me on Twitter and Facebook!

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Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum With Vitamin C + Green Tea Review

Morea Naturals graciously sent me their Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum With Vitamin C + Green Tea for review. To be honest, I have never heard of Morea Naturals until now.

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“This serum is great for busy women who want to pack a powerful punch of ingredients into one product. Also great for organic minded women. 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. “
 
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I have used other products that contain Vitamin C, and they work extremely well for acne. Believe it or not, anti-aging creams or washes are actually good substitutes for regular acne washes! So I tried this after my regular routine of washing my face and using a toner. I was really happy to see it wasn’t a cream but a gel (serum). These absorb into my skin a lot better versus creams that seem to sit on top of my skin. I used this for a week before typing this out, and to be honest my results weren’t like WOW, but I felt like my skin was more.. full? I’m not sure if that makes sense. But, my skin feels good to me, and to be honest as woman that’s really what most of us want: is to feel good! Plus, this unique formula is so safe and effective, it passed the rigorous standards to be sold at Whole Foods.

• Paraben Free
• 72% Organic
• Cruelty Free ♡ (YAY!)
• Airless Pump Bottle Keeps Ingredients Potent

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

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I recommend this product for sure! Even if you just like putting products on your face to make your skin feel nice! My favorite things about this product are the green tea solutions and that it is cruelty free!
What do you think of this product? Do you happen to use this yourself, or will you in the future? Let me know below!

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MEMEBOX Review!

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MemeBox is a montly subscription box from Korea! It features High end makeup/skin care items from Korea. Recently, the good people at Memebox gave me the chance to review one of their boxes! I couldn’t have been more thrilled because I have heard Koren beauty products are a must! I actually didn’t expect to get this so soon because there was a delivery issue that I had just fixed last night. (So props to DHL Shipping for getting this package to me in an amazing timely matter!)

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Unlike other monthy subscriptions, MemeBox offers many different themed boxes for you to chose from. The regular Memeboxes come with a mixture of 4-8 full sized products and deluxe samples. The Superbox comes with FULL SIZED products! The prices for box range from $23 +shipping thru $32 +shipping. I actually think there might be ones that are a little bit more, but for as far as I could see this was the price range for the current boxes. Also to my excitement, they seemed to have really stuck to a Halloween theme with their products. And boy do I love Halloween!

Do keep in mind that if you order these, they are coming from Korea and can take up to 20 days to get to your doorstep!

The box I recieved was MemeBox Superbox #43 F/W Colors. This box retails for $23 (+s&h). Unfortunately, this box is currently sold out on their website, but the products should be featured in the shop!

1. Shara Shara Fairy’s Perfume Nail VL01 in Lilac Bora (Retail Value: $4)
005HOW CUTE IS THIS PACKAGING? I would buy out this brand’s colors just for the packaging. It really is a very pretty shimmery purple color. I’ve really been into purples lately (I just dyed my hair purple actually) and this is a nice little addition to help my purple addiction.

2. DD’ell Stay Forever Gel Eye Pencil in Garden Light & Twilight Purple (Retail Value: $14 each)
019020I can never get enough purple things! Especially eye pencils. I have brown eyes so these colors are a great addition to my collection. They glided on so smoothly, and those swatches on my hand actually stayed put even with me doing dishes all day! I must say, I think I love these more than my Mally eye pencils I just got!

3. DD’ell Illumination Eye Shadow in Shimmer Green (Retail Value: $11)
006007008You’re probably wondering how this really pertains to anything about Halloween, but I promise you these box is themed for the holiday! The green is a witchy kind of green! I’m not really a green eyeshadow fan, but this color is really hard to not love. It is very pigmented and light and I adore it. If you are going to spend the money on a higher end eyeshadow, I would recommend this over other well known brands.

4.Witch’s Pouch Love Me Blusher in Sexy Swan (Retail Value: $14)
011012013I am trying to figure out how Meme got such a perfect box for me! I have some pretty red cheeks and I can never find a blush that will blend properly. This is my dream color! Normally (for me anyway) most blushes feel a little grainy, this is definitely nothing like those. It even comes with a little brush that hides underneath the compact! its actually a really cool concept for storing the brush!

5. YADAH Angel Lip Tint in Red Wine-Gromwell (Retail Value: $8)
009010I’m not really a red person, but I have to say when it is in a lip tint, it is much more appealing. For anyone that loves Benefit’s BeneTint will love this. This is exactly the same formula for a little bit cheaper!

6. Witch’s Pouch POPO Lipstick in Burgundy Wine (Retail Value: $12)
014016017I saved my favorite product for last. The LIPSTICK! I wasn’t expecting to love this color as much as I do because generally, I stay away from red-ish colors. (I’m not daring enough to walk out in such colors!) I guess call my old fashioned for not loving the red trend.. but this color draws me in. I guess because it has kind of a purple tone mixed in for the Burgundy color. But that swatch was only one pass and I am really pleased with the pigmentation for one pass. I think I will be wearing this out relatively soon!
015This is a little sample photo to show you the packaging. The packaging is like this one every item, so unless you can read Korean, your better off just reading the little info card they send you with the products (like me!).

The total value of this box was $91! I can not believe the value in this box. I really wish I had hundreds of dollars to spend on these boxes. I would buy every single one of them! I suggest you go get some yourself before they sell out, because these do sell out pretty fast!

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