29 May 2015

The Swimsuit of the Season!

Remember that gorgeously chic "Sweet Mermaid" 1-piece bathing suit I was gaga over last October?
Now that it is officially bbq season with less than a month until summer begins, I was thrilled to get to try out HUIT's "Sweet Mermaid" Noir bathing suit. And boy did I love it.

Benefits of Omega-3!

 Since getting ill in November, I have been educating myself on supplements and homeopathic medicine. Omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil are quite the popular thing but if you are like me and oblivious to their benefits, pull up a chair and let's chat...

28 May 2015

Meet My Tresses New Best Friend!

Not Your Mother's Brand has come up with their own Déjà Vu 'Do Style Extender and I am a fan! The product works as both a style extender and primer for your enviable locks.

27 May 2015

Recipe: More-is-More S'Mores (Disney's Inside Out)

Ever since Monsters, Inc. I have been a fan of Disney and Pixar's collaborations. The characters are ultra loveable and the animation is top notch. So when I heard that the newest Disney Pixar film, Inside Out, featured a blue haired protagonist named JOY (voiced by Amy Poehler) I couldn't help but grin. And would you believe it -- Joy's signature recipe (part of a 5-pt. family fun recipe pack) are "More-is-More S'Mores"! Looks sinfully delicious and perfect for the bbq season so I knew I had to share with y'all.

26 May 2015

Product Review/Giveaway: LeliaSea's Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream

 Do you suffer from dry hands? LeliaSea has the ultimate answer! Their Dead Sea mineral hand cream (that is found in the Las Vegas Venetian resort rooms) provides immediate results and my hands feel amazing! Do most hand creams you use tend to be on the oily and greasy side? Or have you had to use an excessive amount just to get results? And what about those times we've had to constantly reapply a lotion (e.g. after washing up)?

LeliaSea's Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream is the perfect answer to all those hand cream problems and promises the following:
- INSTANT relief for dry hands, cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis.
- Dead Sea deep mineral goodness - without the bad smell.
- 100% Money Back Guarantee (Love it or it's Free!)
For under $10 USD you can get your own 1.7 fl.oz. hand cream that is the perfect size for your purse.  Amazon ships your hand cream in a plastic bag and recommends massaging a small amount of the cream into your hands until fully absorbed. You will be impressed with how far a little does go meaning that your 1.7 fl.oz. bottle will last you a long time.
I personally like to apply a small (<dime sized) dollop of the cream after my morning shower and again before going to bed in the evening. LeliaSea claims there is a "soft, fresh scent" and I found it to be extremely minimalistic and does not clash with any perfume I am wearing nor overwhelm anyone's sensibilities. So if you, friends, are looking for a new hand cream may I wholeheartedly recommend LeliaSea's hand cream from the Dead Sea! And heck, what's to lose because if you don't like it, you can get your money back?

In fact, one lucky reader is going to receive their own bottle of Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream FREE! Congrats to @thepennygirls78!
Disclaimer: I was gifted the LeliaSea Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

22 May 2015

Tomorrowland is Here!

Happy news. Disney's Tomorrowland has launched in cinemas and promises to top box office charts for the weekend! It is certainly the first film I have been eager to see this year...

20 May 2015

Product Review: Adeline's Organic Eye Serum

Adeline offers an organic eye serum that comes in at #20 on Amazon's best selling list for eye serums. Not half bad!

19 May 2015

D23: Fanniversary

D23 has announced this week that the 60th anniversary of the beloved animated film, Lady and the Tramp, will be the biggest anniversary celebration yet and it is coming to families via the D23 website starting on the 29th of May 2015 (T-minus 10 days)!

16 May 2015

Loving it! Dead Sea Mud Mask

What doesn't help to boost your spirits like clean and happy skin? I've been fortunate (knock on wood) to have very clear skin since childhood aside from those dreadful pores that like to clog up no matter how often or how well I clean my skin. That's why when I heard about Adovia Mineral's Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask I knew I had to give it a try.

08 May 2015

Book Review: Infuse

Infusion drinks are quite the it thing. I have seen numerous infusion mixers and water bottles for sale. So when I heard about this upcoming new cookbook/mixology book from Eric Prum and Josh Williams, I knew I had to check it out. Keep reading to see what I found out...

The Book Layout: Infuse is a beautifully illustrated and designed paperback 175 page book. Every page pops with colorful photographs and diagrams. Easy-to-read print also makes the book reader friendly and easy to get sucked into.

The Recipes: With over 50 recipes, the book is chalk full of creative ideas and options for how to create homemade oils, spirits and drinks. Oils include everything from vinaigrettes for salads to an infused butter for popcorn! Spirits include their favorite peach bourbon to a homemade Irish Cream. Drinks include several iced tea recipes including one that sounds scrumptious and perfect for the upcoming summer season -- Lavender Meyer Lemon Mint Tea.

The Authors: Eric Prum and Josh Williams are the authors of Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails. They have been best friends since their university days and are partners in W and P Design.

To Buy or Not: If you enjoy entertaining at home during the summer, I heartily recommend this book! Eric and Josh offer numerous options for homemade oils and drinks to wow your friends and guests with that can be made with the simplest of ingredients and materials.
Where to Buy: The book was released in both the US and UK on 19 May 2015.

Enjoy! xx

05 May 2015

A.D. The Bible Continues (Book Tie-In)

As anyone who has followed my Twitter and read my previous post about A.D. The Bible Continues knows I am a fan of the current Biblical television epic happening every Sunday on NBC through Father's Day. The acting, writing, music and etc. are all spot-on incredible. However, these past two weeks I have been disappointed about the lack of Biblical-inspired scenes versus historically fictitious scenes. The book of Acts that A.D. The Bible Continues is based after is packed full of great scenes, speeches, dreams and action. Unfortunately we are seeing very few of them as the writers have chosen to go with fictitious story-lines involving "Boaz the Zealot", Caiaphas and his wife, Leah, and Pilate with his wife, Claudia.
So if anyone is interested in the real story, they need only to read the Book of Acts in the Bible. However, if it feels like reading Greek to pick up the Scriptures, Dr. David Jeremiah has put together a companion book called A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World that gives an easy to read summary of the happenings of Acts coupled with historical context.

The 4-1-1:
Take a Peek Inside (care of Amazon): here
Publication Date: 14 April 2015
Hardcover Book: $12.74 (Amazon US), $24.99 (B & N), £16.69 (Amazon GB)
Paperback Book: $7.93 (Amazon US), $16.99 (B & N), £11.99 (Amazon GB)
Audio CD (read by Roger Mueller): $14.95 (Amazon US) $19.99 (B & N), £15.74 (Amazon GB)
E-Book: $9.99 (Amazon US), $10.99 (B & N), £8.29 (Amazon GB)

 Disclaimer: I was given a paperback copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Radha Beauty's Clearing Serum

Hello beauties!
Don't we all want perfect, blemish-free and long lasting skin that is camera-ready? Recently I took the chance to try out Radha Beauty's professional age-defying Skin Clearing serum.
Radha Beauty prides themselves on their natural, organic and pure skincare line. The products are cruelty free and NOT tested on animals. Their packaging is eco-friendly and Radha Beauty insists that their serum is gentle on the skin. Here is where I beg to differ...

The first day, immediately after cleaning my face I applied a small pump of the serum and felt a stinging reaction (!) and noticed a powerful smell (made me think of sunscreen lotion). Hmm, giving the serum a second try and a third, fourth and fifth try, I still found myself repelled by the pungent smell and the continued experiencing the initial stinging reaction (lasts for about 5 minutes after application). Radha Beauty claims to be gentle on the skin and "won't irritate or burn your skin" but I beg to differ. I have sensitive skin but have used other serums without any irritation.

Is the irritation and smell worth the price and end result?
I do not suffer from acne but I did have a small pimple (yuck) when I first received the serum. Radha Beauty claims that their serum is great for "acne and blemished skin" and I did not see any noticeable difference in the time it took for the pimple to go away.

At $21.89 on Amazon (original price: $59.99) the serum is a bit pricey and without noticeable results, I am cautious to recommend a purchase. HOWEVER, Radha Beauty DOES offer a lifetime money back guarantee! That is not a bad deal so if you are hesitant and looking for a new age-defying, organic, and skin clearing serum, it could be worth your time.

Where to buy:
Amazon ($21.89)
Radha Beauty's official Website ($25.89)
Disclaimer: I received this product thanks to BrandBacker and Radha Beauty in exchange for an honest review.