Monday, February 28, 2011

Mineral Makeup by Monavé

I just recently discovered a new makeup line that I am thrilled about.

Mineral makeup by Manove is a sensational line of cosmetics that are not only completely devoid of harmful ingredients, but rather these cosmetics consist of whole, organic botanical ingredients. All these products are gluten free, as well as 95% vegan; some products contain beeswax obtained from ethical bee farmers, and absolutely no animal testing.

The founder and president of Monave; Deborah Bilezikian, standards are very high. Deborah recognized that not all minerals are created equal, so she thus uses only those that are completely healthy and beneficial to the skin.

Deborah Bilezikian, Founder and President of Monave

I never like the idea wearing conventional lipsticks so for the longest time I searched for effective, vegan lipsticks. Monave definitely delivers with an amazing line of lipsticks and glosses that are made from whole plant materials as opposed to just solvent-extracts which is common in traditional lipsticks.  

The lipsticks are completely edible. I can now have piece of mind knowing that I'm not taking in any potentially harmful or nasty ingredients. The colors are flattering on any skin tone. You would naturally expect to pay more for high quality products, however, Monave products are very reasonable and won't break your budget.

The Lipstick and Lip Tints have excellent staying power.  Perhaps not quite as long as some of the long wearing lipsticks on the market, but long enough and I was pleasantly surprised that they held up after eating and drinking.  Neither dried out my lips and I absolutely love the colors!

I am thrilled to to have found Monave. To learn more or to make a purchase visit

Deborah has kindly offered to give one of my readers their choice of lip product and color.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

ageLOC Galvanic Spa by Nu Skin Review

What if you could take years off your face or perhaps get rid of acne, or grow thicker hair, what about improve the appearance of cellulite, all without surgery and in the comfort of your own home?

This may sound too good to be true, however, I discovered a device that makes this possible.

The ageLOC Galvanic Spa by Nu Skin doest it all! using the same technology; iontopheresis, that has been used in professional spas and salons for decades.

The first step uses the negatively charged Pre-Treat Gel which binds to impurities, softens and relaxes pores allowing them to breathe and dissolves excess facial oils. The positively charged ageLOC Treatment Gel draws out impurities targeted in the pretreat step, facilitates recovery from stress, enhances hydration and targets the ultimate sources of aging to help preserve the look of youth and reduce the overall appearance of aging.

If your still  thinking that this sounds to good to be true, here are some interesting facts that may change your mind.  Nu Skin Enterprises, ink. utilizes the leading anti-aging researchers,  with over thirty years of research and clinical studies to back up their claims, Nu Skin technology is tried and true.

With their advanced understanding of what causes skin to age these leading scientist work to combat aging at its source.

Youth Gene Clusters are the genes associated with youthful skin attributes.
The science behind ageLoc enables these genes to behave as they
did in youth. 

Here are some proven benefits of ageLoc Galvantic Spa:

Rejuvenate your complexion for younger looking skin 
Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Smooth the appearance of cellulite for a firmer, more toned body
Revitalize your scalp for healthy, abundant looking hair with Nutriol Hair Fitness Treatment


Results after one month

As you can see the results are remarkable, and they are also cumulative. I noticed positive results in my appearance after the third treatment.  After this winters binge fest my next goal is to reduce any new found cellulite.

The only downside I can see is the cost of the facial gels.  The Nu Skin facial gels work in harmony with the galvanic technology and can cost  anywhere from 30 to 40 dollars a month, however, with some digging I found a place in Canada that sells comparable face gels that are a little cheaper and vegan.

With that said even if you were to buy the Nu Skin face gels, the Galvanic would still be a good investment when you consider that this same technology used in spas will run you anywhere from $100 to $250 per treatment. .

The Galvanic comes with a instructional video that is instrumental at acquainting you with how it's used as well as the different techniques.  It may appear overwhelming, but it's actually quite simple to use. The face treatments take nine minutes 2 to 3 times a week, and the body treatments are done twice a day two times a week.   I also found some video demonstrations on YouTube that may also help you to achieve optimal results.

I am completely sold on this, I am really seeing results. You can purchase ageLoc Galvanic Spa at Nu .  Nu Skin products are also sold through independent distributors.  You may also find the Galvanic Spa at Amazon at a discounted price, just be careful that the seller is reputable.

Visit this link for more info


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Avanti WD-AVCROC at Flat Iron Experts- Review

Flat Iron Experts has a large selection of flat irons at discounted prices.  I had the opportunity to try the one of their best sellers the  Avanti Wet-Dry Nano-Titanium Ceramic Silver Digital Flat Iron.  

My hair is more frizzy than curly, this is why I prefer to wear my hair straight.  Naturally I have a history with flat irons, however, I never had a flat iron give me salon quality results like I received with the Avanti WD-AVCROC . 

The Avanti WD-AVCROC is constructed with the latest technology and the results will give you optimal straightening while protected your hair.  This advanced technology enables you to use this on wet hair without damaging your hair.   Some other benefits are:

Preserve more moisture within the hair shaft
Eliminates frizz and close the cuticle to create smooth and shiny hair
Causes less damage to the hair cuticle during styling

The lightweight of this flat iron; 0.88 lbs, along with the perfect sized plates;  make this ideal for efficient straightening and styling.  The Adjustable Digital Temperature gives you complete control of the temperature. Even though this heats up to 450 degrees I set the temperature to 330, I love that it heats up quickly and I am thrilled with the results!  By far the best flat iron I have ever used.

To learn more and purchase the Avanti WD-AVCROC  visit Flat Iron Experts.  They offer a 2 year limited warranty and offer a 1 Month 100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee.

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