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Beauty brushes on a budget.

Tools are essential in so many aspects of life. In order to complete a fitness regimen or to succeed at an activity we need tools, makeup is no different unfortunately makeup tools can often be very costly.  When watching videos or tutorials by quote Beauty Gurus- it can often be confusing and overwhelming to discover a good makeup brush set.

I have been o the hunt for an affordable set of high quality brushes and I have finally discovered it. Forget Sigma and Mac these are amazing!

When looking for an entire brush set I think it’s important to have a variety of high quality brushes. 20141011_171706 20141011_171631
These brushes are very soft and pick up and distribute product well. I have not discovered any fallout and they are easy to clean. You can purchase this 12 piece set on Amazon for $13:00
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I3VHKVK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This set is wonderful for beginners and pros i’m thrilled to add these to my collection.

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This next set is a beautiful 24 piece collection this set provides you with 24 high quality natural soft horse hair brushes. I’m surprised this company is not getting more attention, the quality of these brushes is amazing. Between these two sets I ma confident you can have every brush needed for a wonderful collection.  I have tested these brushes and have discovered zero fallout or shedding, this set of brushes is so soft and they feel like luxury brushes.

You can purchase this set for $22.99 on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MPC90WK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you are really interested in having a nice selection of brushes I don’t think for the price these can be beat. Between the two sets you should have all the tools to create any look.

I purchased all of these products with my  own money, I was not asked to write this review.

Baiden Mitten review!

Go out and buy it now, yes the Baiden Mitten it’s that amazing! If I could only pick three beauty items to use for the rest of my life the Baiden Mitten would be one of them and i’m not kidding. This incredible little magic mitten is $50.00 and worth every copper penny. I have known about the (Baiden Mitten) for a couple of years now but could never bring myself to purchase one. I purchased so many random mitts from other parts of the world that claimed to give same effect and in most cases I just ended up bright red and disappointed. I used peels and scrubs and they do soften the skin and make you glow temporarily but nothing compared to the Baiden Mitten.

The Baiden mitten is an exfoliation mitt that has been used for thousands  of years in bath houses as tradition. Im many Harems the most important women would request a mitten like the Baiden Mitten as part of the beauty ritual. The Baiden Mitten is woven in a very special way that makes it the most effective mitten on the market. Finally the secret is out and women from all over the world can experience the wonders of the mitten. The Baiden was designed by Victoria Winnard and you will not know how to thank her enough after experiencing this product.

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If you want to experience beautiful,glowing,smooth and hydrated skin read on!
I could honestly talk about how amazing the Baiden Mitten is all day long, for the  sake of my readers I wont.

I have always been a product junkie, slathering on cremes and potions hoping for a  skin miracle. I have  Keratosis pilaris  aka chicken skin. I have had these little bumps on my arms for years I have used scrubs and creams and they did help some but nothing like the Baiden Mitten.  With the Baiden Mitten I have experienced a glow I have never found with other products.
I also suffered with some scaring from my giant breed dog jumping on me as a puppy in one moths time they have faded a great deal. My skin is clear and soft. I no longer feel the need to purchase scrubs and expensive peels. The Baiden Mitten works and I will continue to repurchase and use for years to come.

When using this mitten I did discover the instant peeling effect mentioned-

After my 1st use with the mitten.

After my 1st use with the mitten.

If you are interested in experiencing the Baiden Mitten you can purchase it here!
http://www.amazon.com/Exfoliator-Microdermabrasion-Tool-Treatment-Exfoliating/dp/B003TNQG4E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412222871&sr=8-1&keywords=baiden+mitten

I did receive this product for review purposes my thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review

 

Jasmine and Lavender Calming White Clay Mask review

I was recently given the opportunity to try a new product by one of my favorite cosmetic companies  (Beauty Kitchen)
Beauty Kitchen is a one of a kind all natural good for you cosmetic line created by the beautiful Heather Marianna.  

Being a natural beauty junkie I was thrilled to learn about (Beauty Kitchens) new line of clay masks, being a fan of Jasmine and Lavender I knew I had to try this product. This is how the website describes this product. 
Made with the finest of french lavender essential oil and a hint of jasmine essential oil this clay mask is perfect for calming stressed skin. Made with white kaolin clay and my Beauty Kitchen blend of calming clays this mask is divine for after a night out, when your tired, a need a little pick me up. A little goes a long long way….place a tiny bit of the mask and add distilled water, create a paste and smooth over face. I like to remove my mask with the geranium cleansing oil I created. I promise you this mask will be your go to mask for stressed out skin days. 
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The Jasmine Lavender clay mask is beautifully packaged in a small glass jar, it has a very calming scent and I did find my self becoming relaxed. When mixing the the clay with water the consistency is very creamy and the jasmine aroma becomes stronger.

The jasmine clay mixed with water.

The jasmine clay mixed with water.                                      

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After Jasmine Lavender clay mask! I give this product 5 stars

 When applying this mask I felt a wonderful deep cleansing sensation, it felt like my pores were being sucked clean. I love that sensation from high quality clay masks. It only took this mask about 15 minutes to dry after rising I was left with beautiful glowing skin, I am very impressed with this product and will repurchase.

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Waiting for the calming clay mask to dry 🙂

The long term effects I have discovered from this mask are that it keeps my skin clear and glowing. I use this mask when I need a pick me up or a boost.
     The Beauty Kitchen cosmetic line is full of wonderful all natural cosmetics you receive luxury without the price tag 
http://heathermarianna.tv/

The Rein Coat for Anxiety

In short, this “calming coat”, The Rein Coat™, is a designer coat that’s a harness and a coat that calms and reduces the anxiety of scared, oversensitive, frightened, alarmed and aggressive animals.

via The Rein Coat for Anxiety.

EcoLuxe Lounge Celebrates Emmys while raising Awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters LA

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The highlight of my time at the EcoLuxe Lounge at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills was seeing legendary actor Elliott Gould, known for his roles in M.A.S.H, Ray Donovan, Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen, Friends, and more. Also, we loved spending time with the host’s new pup, who acted as a personal smile maker and perfect accessory for picture taking in the snazzy white couch lounge. The luxury retreat was created to celebrate the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominees and Presenters while raising awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles. The penthouse suite offered a massive outdoor veranda with stunning views of Los Angeles.

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Many of us know how valuable the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is, which helps children develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on their lives. Providing children who…

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Glowing green Queen skin mask

Through you tube,  Pinterest, and blogs I have come across many diy face mask recipes .Some with honey,oats,green tea ect . Very rarely do I come across face masks with Spirulina . This is a super food that comes from fresh water spirulina is a sea algae with a deep green color. I could go on and on about the health and beauty benefits of this super food but for now I will save all of us some time and just touch base on the beauty benefits .Spirulina is filled with vitamin and nutrients and does an excellent job of hydrating and nourishing the skin . Spirulina also helps to speed up cell turnover . Vegetable glycerin is a natural humectant that brings moisture to the skin and also helps to soften it . Vitamin E oil acts like an antioxidant to the skin as well as reducing scars and helping with the anti aging process .  
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Tools needed for this recipe
1. Medium size bowl
2. A spoon
3.Clean hands or a foundation brush

Ingredients needed for this recipe
1.Spirulina powder 1tbs
2.Vegetable glycerin 4 drops
3.Vitamin e 3 drops
4. Distilled water. 2tbs

Directions
Cleanse face and pat dry mix all ingredients together and apply to face leave on for twenty minutes and rinse off with cool water .Admire your glowing skin and apply your favorite moisturizer . My favorite is organic Argon oil .

 

 

UP by Jawbone Review

images (2)1. What is it ? UP by Jawbone is a modern fitness tracking band. The Up band claims to be a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. I found this information on https://jawbone.com/.

2. How does it help improve your health and lifestyle?

After using the UP band by Jawbone for one month I feel I can give my insight and an honest review. The Up band works by tracking what you do daily. When you are sleeping and when you are active it’s tracking, you can also include your mood and what you are eating. If you are like me and you have a desk job or simply a lifestyle that does does not require you to move often you will love Up by Jawbone. It gives off a gentle buzz when you are not active for a long period of time. This kind reminder often forces me to get up and get moving. I suppose you could say the band keeps you on your toes.

The band also tracks your sleep patterns, this has been very helpful for me personally, I tend to be horrible when it comes to getting quality sleep. My Up band reminds me when I need to go to bed, it also has a wonderful alarm feature that helps me wake up feeling refreshed. Imagine a friend gently nudging you every few minutes until you come out of a deep sleep, the UP band does just that

I am also very happy with the activity and calorie tracker- it is very easy to sync my band with my phone and see how many steps I have taken and how many active and none active calories I have burned.

This really helps keep me on track.

3.Given the chance would I purchase this again?

Yes UP by Jawbone has been a wonderful investment in my health and well being. Many of the ladies I work with
also use this product its fantastic!

4. How much is it and how do I purchase- The UP band can be purchased on https://jawbone.com/
They range from $79.99- $149.99 this depends on the version you would prefer. They have both wired and wireless I have the wired one and I’m very happy with it.

5. Experience – Overall I am very happy with this product, I have lost a few pounds and my quality of live has improved. I sleep much better and I find my self going the extra mile literally. You can can also share and encourage each other if your friends have an UP band.

Disclaimer- I purchased this product with my own money this is my honest review and experience. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not asked to do this review and I was not compensated or given free product for doing so.images (1)