What's In My Bathroom (and bedroom and purse and.....)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Homemade Mosquito Repellent For Pennies On The Dollar Compared To Commercial



All you need is a carrier oil and one or more essential oils and you're good to go!



2PM Essentials Frosted Glass Roll On Bottles for Perfume, Wax, Lip Balm, Essential Oils, Deodorant, Frosted Cobalt Blue, 10ml I'm using these gorgeous rollerball bottles by 2PM Essentials

  • ✓ These metal balls have a perfect tight fit that won't ever leak. With the bottle inverted, the weight of the steel ball creates a seal preventing oil release. A quick shake allows the release of the oil for a smooth and even application every time
  • ✓ The durable brushed stainless steel cap screws on securely and protects your essential oils while maintaining an elegant look and feel
  • ✓ Certain oils & chemicals do not interact well with cheap plastic balls and possibly ruin the rolling mechanism. Stainless steel roller balls do not erode and will continue to roll on smoothly every time
  • ✓ glass bottles are not painted and will not scratch easily
  • ✓ Elegant cobalt blue frosted bottles have a deep rich and dark color to prevent light damage to sensitive oils.
2PM Essentials Frosted Glass Roll On Bottles Frosted Cobalt Blue, 10ml

Along With La Vida Essentials Fractionated Coconut Oil


And Peppermint And Lavender Essential Oils From Insta Natural




Best Natural Pure Niacinamide B3 Serum

What is niacinamide?

Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a potent cell-communicating ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin. Assuming skin is being protected from sun exposure, niacinamide can improve skin's elasticity, dramatically enhance its barrier function, help erase discolorations, and revive skin's healthy tone and texture.

What are the benefits of niacinamide?

Topically applied niacinamide has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis. It also has a growing reputation for being able to treat an uneven skin tone and to mitigate acne and the red marks it leaves behind (known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). It is an excellent ingredient for those struggling with wrinkles and breakouts. Niacinamide is stable in the presence of heat and light.



Best Natural Pure Niacinamide B3 Serum 5% 1 Oz Professional Strength Younger and Plumper Skin By Complete Skin Solutions

  • This highly concentrated anti-aging formula will stimulate and boost collagen production while smoothing fine lines & wrinkles. It will also help with hyperpigmentation and reduces pores while improving the thickness and texture of your skin.
  • Research shows that B3 improves the function of the skin and helps to prevent many of the signs of premature aging. Smoothes wrinkles, boosts skin elasticity, reduces sallowness, fades age spots and discolorations and helps to fight acne.
  • Botox in a bottle." Dr. Oz tells viewers that the "niacinamide" form of vitamin B3 can plug fine lines and help eliminate wrinkles, and that it works by repairing skin cells through increasing capillary dilation and improving blood flow.This highly concentrated anti-aging formula will stimulate and boost collagen production while smoothing fine lines & wrinkles. It will also help with hyperpigmentation and reduces pores while improving the thickness and texture of your skin
  • All Complete Skin Solutions products' are Manufactured in FDA-Registered laboratory facility under strict US FDA guidelines. Made in the USA. No Parabens. No Oils. Cruelty-Free.

Grrrrrrrr

I normally have fantastic experiences working with companies who have products that they want reviewed. I get to try a whole lot of cool stuff and they get my opinion- it's a win win. And THEN there's the companies that don't follow through on their end of the deal after getting you all excited! Phhhhhbt!

I REALLY needed a new shower bench since my next surgery will be on my spine- my current one has a back on it which I won't be able to use with my spine all chopped into. So I was thrilled that I was going to get a bench style to try! So I waited, and I waited........ and I emailed, and I emailed........

SO it's not like I'm out anything, but it's too bad that the lack of follow through always seems to be on the stuff I could most use.

POO.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fresh Healthcare Garcinia Cambogia



  • Natural Garcinia Cambogia Extract - Highest Strength Natural Gracinia Cambogia 1600mg per serving 180 tablets 90 Day Supply
  • Fat Burning & Appetite Supressant - Increases secretion of the hormone Serotonin which suppress appetite and enhances mood
  • Blocks Fat Production - Hydroxy Citric Acid (HCA) blocks the action of the enzyme Citrate Lyase which is responsible for turning sugars into fat
  • Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract for Weight Loss -Natural, No fillers, binders or artificial ingredients.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians - Gluten Free & GMO Free by Fresh Healthcare

Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract - 100 Per Cent Pure Garcinia - 180 Veggie Capsules 1600mg Per Serving - HCA

Natural Vitamin C + E Serum with Ferulic & Hyaluronic Acid - Complete Skin Solutions


NEW Best Natural Vitamin C + E Serum with Ferulic & Hyaluronic Acid Provides Super Antioxidant Power for Maximum Anti-Aging Benefits Repair Damaged Skin and Stimulates New Collagen By Complete Skin Solutions


 Vitamin C Serum is especially perfect for me- it has antioxidants to reverse and prevent damage from the sun (I'm a freckled redhead), pollution (I lived in Dallas for decades and still work there and the pollution gets so bad that most of the summer are 'orange' or 'red' where they recommend people not breathe outside air if they can help it), and cigarette smoke ( smoked for 20+ years.)
Combined with vitamin E with it's known strong healing properties and hyaluronic acid which gives the serum the added bonus of maximizing your moisturizer.

I took off 1 star because it's a 15% vitamin c instead of the standard 20% and for containing alcohol, even in a small amount, the addition of alcohol can affect my sensitive skin.
  • The first piece of the anti aging puzzle Dr. Oz talked about was Vitamin C and the second piece was Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid combined properly with Vitamin C, literally makes your face look two decades younger in weeks!. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent natural skin plumper. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin repair and regenerate itself after suffering from dryness, environmental stresses, or irritation.
  • Vitamin C penetrates deep into damaged skin and stimulates new collagen - a protein which makes skin appear plump and firm. Applying non-prescription Vitamin C to your skin causes up to a 60% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • What Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid do is get rid of all the old, dead layers of skin and help your skin generate fresh new ones. 2 Key Ingredients For Anti Aging: 1. Vitamin C 2. Hyaluronic Acid These are both natural ingredients that work together to erase wrinkles and fine lines at the cellular level - below the surface of the skin - which is why they're so effective
  • 1% vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid which not only protects your skin from free-radical damage, but increases collagen synthesis and cell proliferation of protein fibers which improves the structural integrity within your skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid helps your skin repair and regenerate itself after suffering from dryness, environmental stresses, irritation and plumps up your skin making it look and feel younger.All Complete Skin Solutions products' are Manufactured in FDA-Registered laboratory facility under strict US FDA guidelines. Made in the USA. No Parabens. No Oils. Cruelty-Free.

Standardized Turmeric Curcumin

With the huge increase in Alzheimers occurring, this is perfect for ensuring mental acuity.

There are a number of natural brain protectors out there, but did you know that one herb has shown more promise when it comes to supporting your neurological system than any other medical finding to date? It's a scientific fact that curcumin, an antioxidant compound found in the root of the turmeric plant, is one of the most powerful natural brain protecting substances on the planet! It continues to amaze scientists with its remarkable cognitive health benefits.

You may be familiar with turmeric as the bright yellow spice that is commonly found in curry powder. Turmeric has a long history as a healing herb and culinary spice in India. Interestingly, India has the highest per capita consumption of turmeric AND the lowest incidence of cognitive decline worldwide!


Standardized Turmeric Curcumin Capsules 500mg - Pure Turmeric Root and Extract - 100% Money-back Guarantee

Thanks, Total Beauty! Some More Fantastic Products! eSalon, Alterna, LaRocca, Zents, Osmotics




So as my luck dictates, Total Beauty no longer does collections. It's a shame, they ALWAYS had high end, luxury products curated by the super awesome Total Beauty, a website that has been my beauty go to for YEARS.


Gift Card Free Hair Coloring From eSalon

A Little Bit About eSalon

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Model with short red hair
  • VITAMIN E helps condition dry hair & scalp
  • PROVITAMIN B5 moisturizes hair
  • KERATIN gives hair strength & flexibility
  • SILK AMINO ACID strengthens & conditions the hair
  • SOYBEAN PROTEIN improves hair body & texture
  • ALOE VERA moisturizes, adds shine & helps manageability
  • CHAMOMILE moisturizes
  • WHEAT PROTEIN replenishes & strengthens the hair
  • LOVE adds brilliance & boosts happiness

eSalon was inspired by the idea that beautiful, quality hair color can be accessible without the uncertainties of retail products and the excessive expense of salons.
We take into account natural hair color, amount of gray hair, previous color applications, hair texture and condition, desired color, and other variables, so you get custom formulated hair color that you could never get off the shelf. There are literally thousands of color possibilities available, and eSalon can provide the best match with a hair color formula and Personalized Instructions customized for each individual client.
The patent-pending technology enables individual customization on a large scale. Our hair colors are not pre-stocked. Every order is custom blended, bottled and packaged, then sent to the client as soon as it's completed.


Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair 1.0 oz Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair 1.0 oz
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair 1.0 oz is based on Osmotics' advanced research that has discovered the next generation in copper technology for promoting firmer, healthier, younger-looking skin. This elegant formulation combines the proven benefits of copper with our new anti-aging molecule, the 5-chain Penta Peptide. -Increases firmness, elasticity and tone. -Promotes radiance and skin clarity for a luminous complexion.-Increases skin's natural moisture resulting in smoother more even texture. -Non-comedogenic, no artificial colors or fragrances. -Perfect for all skin types, including sensitive.


Mama Mia, this makes your skin look AND feel amazing. You begin to see results almost immediately with this soothing, smoothing treatment. It's unscented and safe for even the most sensitive skin. It kept me from having a rosacea flare the entire time I used it. It really does tighten up your skin, I found it especially useful around my chin and neck area.







Bamboo UV+ Fade Proof Fluide Bamboo UV+ Fade Proof Fluide
Bamboo UV+ Fade Proof Fluide by Alterna for Unisex - 2.5 oz Spray

There's a reason that Katie Holmes loves Alterna so much she bought part of the company. I have used TONS of their products and not a stinker yet. This lightweight, delicious spray protects your color from UV damage as well as pollutants like smog and cigarette smoke. Red hair is the hardest dye to keep in your hair and even though I'm a natural redhead, I like to boost it up a notch and make it crazy red. I began using this right after dying my hair with VS Runway Red and it stayed INTENSE for months!  I have fine hair and this didn't weigh it down, it simply made it supple and shiny. And BONUS! I found a site that sells it for about half the price that it goes for elsewhere.
Zents is one of my favorite brands. We are talking HIGH END LUXURY. This is the brand I like to wind up my home spa days with. When I use Zents products, I feel like a pampered millionaire princess. The wash makes your skin feel like velvet and is so moisturizing that you don't even need lotion afterwards.

The perfumes smell like heaven and perfume your skin without being a bang you over head cheap alcohol base. It's subtle, sexy and when layered with the wash and lotion will make you spend the day inhaling yourself deeply. Sigh..........
Zents Hand and Shower Wash - Earth Zents Hand and Shower Wash - Earth
Zents Hand and Shower Wash Earth brings your skin a sense of inner peace through a deep cleanse and softening treatment. It is creamy, rich and soothing. The unmarred scent embodies all that is real and free. Like taking a dip in a pure, mountain spring, after bathing with this wash you'll feel intensely renewed.

Siberian fir, bay laurel and sandalwood

Zents Eau De Toilette - Sun captures the essence of warm, sunny days with the aroma of sweet orange, grapefruit and vanilla.



Zents Eau De Toilette - Sun Zents Eau De Toilette - Sun
Zents Eau De Toilette - Sun captures the essence of the sun in a multi-purpose spray. Like a comforting hug, the rich, sweet notes will soothe you each time you wear it. The gentle, warm rays of the sun are a natural healer. They can lift your mood and warm your soul.

Zents Eau De Toilette - Mandarin captures the essence of faraway lands with the aroma of orange flower, citrus zest and ginger.
Zents Eau De Toilette - Mandarin Zents Eau De Toilette - Mandarin
Breathe in the alluring, spicy fragrance of sweet orange and spicy cinnamon. Submit to your passions on a daily basis rather than letting them fade away. Zents Eau De Toilette in Mandarin captures the essence of vacationing in a faraway land.Mandarin is a scent that crosses age gaps as well as genders. The gentle mist will envelop your entire body or home.

 This is another sun protection powerhouse. Not only does it block pollutants, but it also refreshes your skin during a long day. It brings makeup back to life and can get you through the hottest of days with glowing (and protected!) skin. I kept this in my purse and used it constantly until it was alllllll gone.

Stop environmental pollutants associated with daily life and the sun's harmful rays from aging your skin. This ultra-moisturizing Vitamin Repair Mist with active plant extracts and encapsulated bio-actives repairs and calms skin, helping to prevent damage from UVA and UVB rays.