Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pack of 3 Natural Soaps

Maker - Sublime Beauty

Product type - Soap/Bath & Body

Price - $14.99

Where to Buy - Amazon

3 Different All Natural Soaps to Delight Your Facial & Body Skin, Eyes and Nose! 15% Shea Butter Base with Olive Oil and Essential Oils. 

Beautiful Patterns in Each Soap from the Organic and Pure Ingredients. Lovely for Daily Hand or Shower Use; Great for Kids; Perfect for Guest Baths.

The Base Ingredients of Each Soap Consists of Shea butter, olive, palm and coconut oils, sweet almond, green tea seed, evening primrose and jojoba, aloe, glycerin - then specific Essential Oils or Other Oils are used to Make the Difference Between Them!


I have used many soaps natural and not natural and every time i prefer natural so i was thrilled to try these three.

Right off the bat, these are HUGE. The bars are big and thick and would not suffer to be cut un half. In fact, i recommend it so that it can fit in your soap holder unless you have a large one. The patterns are pretty and i especially love the black bar.

The lather is decent and these are quite moisturizeing. I like that i dont get that horrible drying tug after i wash this off. I feel clean and soft after. I think my least favorite thing is sadly the smell. 

These do not smell bad, they just..smell like soap. Since they are natural they do not have added scent oils, at least not any like bakery or fruity. They have a natural scent that is gender neutral so you can have it in a guest room and not worry about it being to girly or manly. I do enjoy these soaps and they will last a long while especially if you cut them. 

Note - I have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Feather, Net, and Veil Fascinator Clip on Hat

Maker - Valdler

Product Type - Womens Accessory/Hair

Price - $14.99

Where to Buy - Amazon

* Valdler offers the best fascinator hair clip hat with premium quality.
* One size fits all.
* Beautiful and brilliant; Fashion trendy design.
* Suitable for any hair colors.
* Great for daily wear or special occasions: wedding, party, prom, etc.


I am not sure if I love this. I do think it is pretty and a nice style but there are some faults with it. For one the netting was scrunched so badly that no matter what I did it would not go into place and look pretty like the pictures. Also the clips were a bit cumbersome and large, they did not stay in my hair well and I barely got a picture before it fell off. Note: I do have thin hair so that may be the reason why

That isn't to say its bad, it's not and I can see it worn to many occasions and look fabulous! The feathers are gorgeous with a nice iradescant shine to them, blue and greens mixed makes it have a crow feel and adds to the mystery. The veil itself is nice mesh material and lends well to the effect, just be prepared to lightly iron it or figure out how to shape it if it gets smushed.  

I enjoyed the puff balls on the mesh as well i feel they added fun and also the black roses. Really this hat just drips elegance if you can wear it. Its well made and the size should be right for many head shapes. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it wont work for you and give you that glam you want. It will definitely turn some heads and start some conversations.

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Genderific Coloring Book

Author - Sophie LaBelle

Genre - Coloring Book (All Ages)

Pages - 21

Where to Buy - Etsy

Price - $10.00

The Genderific Coloring Book is the third coloring book of Sophie Labelle, author of the acclaimed webcomic Assigned Male and other children's book about gender identity, gender expression and gender stereotypes.

In this book, she explores the subjects of transness, gender creativity, intersexuality and sexism in a positive and playful fashion that will please everyone - the only prerequisite is to be able to hold a crayon or a marker


First off this book is beautiful. The pages are smooth and crisp, lines are clearly defined and as somone who cant see small details well, I could see every curve and small line in this. The book is also larger in size than a standered colorung book (or at least that I remember, i have not colored in a while.) and is easy to color in, I used pencils and they went on smoothly and blended in nicely without ripping the paper (the paper is quite sturdy!)

This coloring book is a fun teaching tool for yoir kids about gender identity, equality, and tolerance (for lack of a better term, i know no one wants to be "tolerated") it teaches various gender identities and terms such as transgender, genderfluid, intersex and much more. I am straight (cis-gender i believe) and i loved and enjoyed this book. I learned and smiled throught reading and coloring it, i had a blast! 

For the kids i think this book uses the right terms for male and female body parts... Genitalia/Genitals. It is a more scientific term than penis or vagina and teaches them to respect the body instead of using terms they hear in todays society that are often associated with jokes or degradation. The book is also easy for little ones to understand as it uses simple sentences while still keeping its charm. 

Gender Identity has been so misinformed, twisted and convuluted lately that it is difficult to go a day without hearing someone bash someone for thier gender or sexuality or what have you. It is nice to just take a step back and find a respite from all that, and what better way than learning or teaching a child that its okay to be who you are and not to listen or be like those cruel people out there? You are loved, accepted and celebrated by those that matter!

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tropical Wheatgrass Powder

Maker - Kurrents

Product Type - Health/Food

Price - $29.95

Where To Buy - Amazon

Kurrent's Tropical Wheatgrass is a high grade natural food supplement containing more than 90 different nutritious substances and 19 Amino Acids including 9 EAA (Essential Amino Acids), vitamins, minerals, enzymes, chlorophyll, and dietary fiber. Our Tropical Wheatgrass powder is more effective than tablets, capsules & traditionally known fresh Wheatgrass juice.


Wheatgrass. We know its good for us, we know its nutrient dense and healthy, but how does it taste? Does it taste green and earthy or sweet because its tropical? Well...both! Depending on what you use it for the flavor can change, it also depends on what you mix with it or if you drink it straight up in water.

The first thing I noticed besides the pretty green color, which i figured it would be, was how fine the powder was. This is baby powder fine so it will dissolve easily but also make a mess if you breathe anywhere near it. The smell is reminiscent of spinach or kale which is not unpleasant. I used this in water first and that was a mistake! It was gritty and not tropical tasting at all, it also says to use warm water which i th8nk made it taste worse since warm water is gross on its own

The second time i tried this i blended it up with greek yogurt, plain. It was MUCH better. Creamy and somewhat tart/sweet it had a much better mouth feel and taste then the plain water did. I recommend this, you can use tropical flavored regular or greek yogurt or just plain flavor.

Milk is also an alternative but you wont have the creaminess.and it will taste a bit unsweetened of you like sweet drinks.  The milk was not half bad though, i still however prefer the yogurt method. 

The energy i got from this was pretty good and i was full throught my morning until a bit after lunch time. You can also use this as a light bedtime snack to tide you until breakfast and it wont weigh you down. I have not tried this in baking but i may just give it a shot soon! 

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Organic Mosturizing Foundation

Maker - Bella Mari

Product type - Makeup/Beauty

Price - $24.25

Where to Buy - Official Site

A Completely Pure and Natural Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 Protection.

100% pure and natural foundation without synthetics
Only earth minerals & organic plant based Ingredients

Nano particles free natural tinted moisturizer with SPF No petrolatum, siloxane, methicone or preservatives.
No Phthalates, parabens, or bismuth oxychloride No vinyl, bht, bha, fibroin, dea, MEA, TEA, or PEG

No p-phenylenediamine glucoproteins or sericin Cruelty-free, beeswax free, carmine free, silk free. Aqua marine free, GMO free, vegan and vegetarian. Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes, propylene glycol

Free from corn, soy, gluten, or any other man made chemical you can think of.


Okay, I KNOW what you are thinking. "25.00 for a foundation?! This isn't MAC here.."  and your right, this isnt MAC, its BETTER.

Not only is this free of most chemicals, cruelty free (a big yes! In my book) and organic but it comes in a wide range of colors aand undertones that you are sure to find the right one to match your skin tone, no problem. I have the Light Rose color for my pale cool toned skin with pink undertones and it is a perfect match. The Light Ivory worked as well but i think the Light Rose gave me a bit more of a glow and brightness.

My skin is not as bad as some peoples as you can see it is rather tame with no acne and just a few blemishes and red spots from previous skin misadventures. This generous jar of foundation changed that.

Let me first say that this formula is super light weight but covers medium to full. It feels so soft on your skin and you do not need to use a lot to get the effect you desire. I use a beauty blender sponge to apply and i use only about a quarter size if less for my whole face.  It is great for those with dry skin like i have because it doesnt look flakey or cakey. It has a dewy finish to it but not greasy and if its to much for you some powder will set it and matteify it.

This lasts all day on my skin and makes me look fabulous, it works well with my blush over it and doesnt end up looking cheap or worn down by the end of the day. I think my only negative is the smell, being organic it doesnt have fake scent to it so it smells quite strongly of earth and powder to me. This by no means is a deterrant to using it and the smell DOES dissipate after a bit but i thought i would just mention it for those with sensative noses.

As you can see my skin looks great with it on and fresh looking without being too noticable. I only put blush over it and nothing else, this is very nice for when you are in a hurry and cant contour and highlight and do all those time consuming things, the foundation makes me look fine without it and i love that it does because i like simple, easy steps.  I had no breakouts from this and no allergic reactions. My skin has been clear and radiant with no ill effects that i have noticed in the weeks i have used this.

Bella Mari had more than just foundation and the page its one NaturesBrands is full of awe worthy natural items for your every day needs.

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Black and White Flower Print Skirt

Maker - Lyon

Product Type - Apparel/Womens

Where to Buy - Amazon

Price - $25.99

Beautiful Black and White Flower Printed Womens Skirt. 96% Polyester & 4% Spandex. Has a Solid Black 100% Nylon Lining.
Casual Elegant Lace Trim Hem. Waist to Bottom Hem is 21 inches long. This Skirt is Soft to the Touch and Elegant to the Eye.

Easy Care, Machine Washable. Simply Wash With Like Colors & Lay Flat to Dry.

Stretchable Elastic Waist. Sizes Do Run a Little Small. Measurements Are: Small Waist 21.5in. Elastic - Medium Waist 23in. Elastic - Large Waist 24in. Elastic


The first thing i noticed was how soft and warm this skirt was, more of a fall and winter than summer or spring skirt. That aside, this is beautiful! It has very pretty flower patterns on it that give it a charm of being girly but not matronly.

I am 5ft tall and it came to mid calf on me which is an odd length for anyone who isnt super modest, i tend to like my skirts knee length or above. It looks kind of odd on me but i am hoping to somehow so that it is shorter. It looked very cute with my new black sweater and ankle boots. There is not much poof with this so if you want a fuller skirt i would suggest a petticoat.

This says that these run a bit small which i read after i ordered a size medium. I think it is quite a nice fit, its not too small and fits just fine. The elastic isnt pinchy or tight on me. These skirts are made very well and the underlining is soft to the skin. There is even a pretty lace detail at the end of the skirt that just gives it much more charm, I ADORE lace! This is a quality made skirt that could go with many outfits dressed up or down and i can see it lasting quite a while.

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hydrating Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Maker - Alice Nuveau

Product type - Beauty/Face

Where to Buy - Amazon

Price - $25.00

2.5% RETINOL; high Retinol concentration.

NATURAL AND ORGANIC BLEND; plant derived Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea and Jojoba Oil to deliver anti aging and hydrating benefits.

CHEMICAL FREE; gently absorbed and free from irritating alcohols, parabens and sulphates. Contains Green Tea, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil.


As far as serums go this is alright. I really do not heavily need anti-wrinkle (one on my forehead) so this was used as a moisturizer and skin brightener. 

This comes in a nice slim looking bottle with a pump that distributes the clear-like serum evenly and doesnt expel too much. You do not need to use a lot of this, it is a thin almost watery formula so it spreads quickly. It did not absorb as fast as i would have liked but it was nice smelling, almost cinnamony to me.

I enjoy that this is all natural, it says no irritants but green tea always seems to make my skin a bit burny. This also has jojoba oil and vitamin E in it, both are good for stretch marks so that is what i will be using this for mostly. Even though i did not see much benefit from this in my face i do hope it will help with my stretch marks some. 

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.