Archive for June, 2014

Product Reviews: Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo and Dead Sea Salt Conditioner

Product Reviews: Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo and Dead Sea Salt Conditioner
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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Hi Loveleis!

I’m back with more beauty product reviews! Today I’m bringing you reviews on two products from the company Adovia. According to Adovia’s website, “Adovia is a unique skin care line, combining natural ingreadients with modern science to formulate an effective blend of minerals and the finest herbal ingredients nature has to offer.”

I recently posted a review of Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask that I’ve been just loving! So when the opportunity to review more Adovia products arose, I immediately jumped at the chance. So far I’ve really enjoyed using everything I’ve received from Adovia. Two more Adovia products just arrived a few days ago and I can’t wait to use them.
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Another reason I love Adovia products is that not only are they fabulous products, but they are all made in Israel. Whenever I get the chance, I prefer to purchase items from Israel. I feel like it is a small thing I can do to support the only Jewish state in the world. And I hope to be able to, G-d willing, visit Israel one day. 

Just like the Mud Mask, Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Shampoo is also black in color. The scent is pleasant and isn’t too strong. I truly enjoy the texture and feeling of the Shampoo during and after application. I aways let Shampoo sit for several minutes before rinsing out as I use various haircare products and want to make sure I get it all out before starting the process again.

Unlinke the Shampoo, Adovia’s Dead Sea Salt Conditioner isn’t black in color from the Dead Sea Mud, but white as it contains Dead Sea Salt instead of Mud. I always find it amusing when hair products say to use a dime or quarter size amount as I have fairly long (below shoulders) hair that is quite thick (which only took 4+ years to grow back after losing well over half my hair) as that minute amount would barely cover my scalp! Needless to say, I go through Shampoo and especially Conditioner faster than most. 

My hair LOVES conditioner! Since I have naturally thick curly hair, my hair is prone to always be chronically dry. My hair definitely seems to like this Dead Sea Salt Conditioner. After applying (significantly more than the directions state), I always let Conditioner sit in my hair for 5-10 mintues. Towards the end of that time I’ll brush/comb my hair. If I plan to leave my hair curly, I’ll only use a comb (no brush) out of the shower and so I’ll make sure to detangle my hair while the condtioner is still in. After washing my hair, I’ll add a few squirts of a hair oil to add further moisture and shine (but never greasy).

If you like Dead Sea Mud and Sea Salt products, then you’ll LOVE Adovia’s  Dead Sea Mud Shampoo (click HERE to find on Amazon) and Sea Salt Condtioner (click HERE to find this item on Amazon) with each selling for only $19!

What types of Shampoo and Condtioners do you use? Do you or have you ever used Dead Sea Mud or Sea Salt products? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

And please look out for my reviews on Adovia’s Mineral Lift Serum and Moisturizing Mineral Soap coming soon!

~Jaclyn~

**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Product Review:  Leather Nova Leather Conditioner & Cleaner

Product Review:  Leather Nova Leather Conditioner & Cleaner
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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Hi Lovelies!
Do you have leather (or pleather) boots, belts, bags, purses, jackets, and/or furniture and wondered how best to clean these items? If so, have I got the product for you! I recently had the opportunity to try out 3 products by Leather Nova. In addition to the Leather Nova’s Leather Conditioner & Cleaner with foam applicator (click HERE to purchase on Amazon) I was also sent Leather Cleaner with microfiber towel (click HERE to purchase on Amazon) and their Leather Conditioner & Restorer with foam applicator (click HERE to purchase on Amazon) both of which can also be used on vinyl in addition to leather.
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I love that each bottle also comes with a microfiber towel or foam applicator in which to apply  the product! I think that including some type of item in which to apply the product is very helpful and considerate. I was able to apply the product with one side and wipe off with the other side.
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I went ahead and tried the Conditioner & Cleaner on a purse and two different types of pleather boots. I took both before and after photos of each. The Conditioner & Cleaner has a light and pleasant scent that reminds me of wood floor cleanser. The different was fairly subtle on my purse, but did take off a little bit of dirt although it gave it a softer feeling and added a bit of shine.
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The difference was noticeable on my purse and it did take off a little bit of dirt although it gave it a softer feeling and added a bit of shine.
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The first pair of boots I used this on are fairly new and as such didn’t have a lot of dirt on them. The Conditioner & Cleaner did spiff them up some making them a bit softer feeling as well as added back some shine.
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Now on my black boots it made the most difference as that pair had the most (obvious) amount of dirt. After I buffed the Conditioner & Cleaner on and wiped off, the boots looked much more ‘black’ than a few shades lighter than black (because of dirt). Not only did a lot of dirt come off my boots, but they looked shinier and new (again).

So far I’m quite pleased with Leather Nova’s Leather Conditioner & Cleaner! It is easy to use and has a very pleasant sent. If you own leather, vinyl, and/or plastic products (especially boots and purses) then you definitely need to check this product (and Leather Nova’s other products) out! You can purchase on Amazon by clicking HERE.

How/What do you use to clean your leather, vinyl, plastic items such as boots, purses, jackets, etc? Please share in the comments below!

~Jaclyn~

**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Product Review: 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil by InstaNatural

Product Review: 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil by InstaNatural
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Hi Lovelies!

Ever since I first tried Tarte’s Maracuja oil last December, I’ve been into using face, body, and hair oils like crazy! So when the opportunity arose to try InstaNatural’s 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil I jumped at the chance.

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I was quite pleased when I saw how large the bottle is for the price. For comparison I’ll use Tarte’s Maracuja oil (I do realize both are different types of oils, but both are used for the same purposes). According to Sephora.com the largest size bottle of Tarte’s Maracuja oil  contains 3.4 oz and sells for whopping $75 while on Amazon.com InstaNatural’s Emu Oil comes in a 4 oz bottle and is currently $22.77 (with a list price of $39). [Click HERE to find on Amazon]

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Why spend more than triple (using the current price of Amazon) when there is a product that can work just as well for a fraction of the price. I also like that the InstaNatural version has a pump compared to the dropper that the Tarte version comes with which can be messier and/or more awkward to use. 

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I like the silky texture, no scent, and quick absorption of this oil. I have naturally curly (and quite thick)  hair which literally just drinks up any leave in conditioner or moisturizer I put in. I find adding half a dozen (to a dozen depending on how dry my hair is) pumps each morning when I’m brushing my hair leaves my hair silky, soft, and shiny, but never greasy. 

I’ll also use this as a facial moisturizer after I wash my face, but before I apply makeup. I squirt one to two pumps into the palm of my hand, pat lightly together, and then rub oil onto my face. I’ll let the oil absorb for a few minutes while I’m brushing my hair. Then I’ll blot off any oil let on the surface before beginning my makeup routine. Since I started using facial oils, I haven’t had to apply a layer or two of moisturizer on my chronically dry skin.

Whether you have or haven’t gotten on the facial, hair, body oil bandwagon, now might just be the time to get aboard! Right now, you can purchase InstaNatural’s 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil on Amazon (just click HERE) for only $22.77 for a generous 4 oz. size bottle!

Have you used any facial, hair, body oils? If so which ones? If not, is it something you are interested in trying? Please let me know below in the comments.

~Jaclyn~

**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Product Review: Le Beauté Pure Vitamin C Serum

Product Review: Le Beauté Pure Vitamin C Serum
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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Hi Lovelies!

I’m back with another Vitamin C Serum this time from Le Beauté Pure (click HERE to find on Amazon)! I’ve had the pleasure of trying several Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid serums of late. So as to invoke the memory of being told that Vitamin C is found in oranges, pictures of oranges are on the front of the bottle. Since there are images of orange slices on the front, I had hoped that this one would have the scent of oranges like the very first one I tried, but sadly, no hint of a scent of oranges. That said the scent is medicinal in nature and I’m guessing is from the Witch Hazel, which IS one of my favorite natural skincare ingredients.
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This was the first bottle I received that came with a flat topped lid with the eye dropper packaged separately. While I haven’t had any issue of leaks with any of the other bottles, I like that I have a choice as to which lid I keep on the bottle.
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The bottle states, ” This serum is a concentrated delivery system for the highest form of active, bio-available Vitamin C for beautiful skin. Suspended in a concentrated base of pure vegan hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells and protect and restore” While I”m not sure if I can tell (yet) whether if there are any changes, I look forward to continuing to use Le Beauté Pure Vitamin C Serum over the coming weeks/months. 
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I do however notice that my skin is often MUCH less red in morning before putting my makeup on than before I started using Vitamin C serums. That is a HUGE improvement in the skincare appearance department as it means I can wear lighter (sheerer) foundation which is a huge advantage as it looks much more natural and is more durable in the heat.

Click HERE to purchase Le Beauté Pure Vitamin C Serum on Amazon for the low price of 

Have you tried any Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and/or other anti-aging serums? Which ones have you tried or want to try? Is anti-aging ‘treatment’ or prevention a skin concern of yours? Please share in the comments below!

~Jaclyn~

**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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