Here are a few things we've been loving this month and I wanted to share them!
First is the Highlights Hello monthly book.
Alaia gets so excited every month that she gets a piece of mail with her name on it and it's a book!
Her auntie got the subscription for her and it really has been one of her favorite things. It's just a little book with easy little short stories and "look and find" pages. Hello is for ages 0-2, but I know they have other age groups as well. Here is their website if you want to check it out!
I love the smell of lavender, I have it growing all over my backyard! So I was excited
about this calming scent for bath time before bed. The formula is all natural ingredients with organic
and botanical ingredients. It's free of parabens, sulfates and synthetics. Yay! You guys know I'm big on using more health conscious body products and I'm very happy how easy this is to find. My CVS drugstore carries it. Check out their website for other eco-friendly products like toxic free dish soap! (I love that too!)
Last thing is Barbara's Snackimals Animal Cookies in Snickerdoodle.
These are so good! I like them too! They are perfect little pouches to throw in your purse and
have on hand for a snack when you're on the go and the little one is hungry or fussy. The animal shapes are cute and something fun for them. They are made with organic grain and no artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils or preservatives. Give them a try!
If you're a mom I would love to hear your favorites! Let me know if you try any of these!
My juice game is still an everyday must. I feel so much better when I juice and
I notice I have more energy to get thru the day. My skin has really benefited
from all the vitamins and nutrients too! I wanted to add a boost though to my
inner beauty so to speak and so I have two products to share with you.
One is Neocell Beauty Infusion Refreshing Collagen Drink Mix.
Beauty Fact: Collagen dwindles in the body as we age and causes us to lose elasticity!! Eeek! I don't know about you but I am going to be proactive and help my skin out in this department. I tried out the Tangerine Twist flavor that you simply add a scoop to a glass of water. It's an ALL natural mix of nutrients that is supposed to strengthen hair, nails and skin and provide antioxidant power against environmental damage.
One scoop packs a punch with:
*5000mg of Neocell Collagen - Type 1 & 3 (for firm smooth skin, strong nails & hair)
*50mg of Hyaluronic Acid (for skin hydration & renewal) *3000mcg of Biotin (for support of strong hair & nail growth) *Alpha Lipoic Acid & Vitamin C (for protection from free radical damage & enhancement of collagen formation)
Now, I'm pretty picky on taste and I won't hold back in saying that it doesn't taste bad at all! It's not gritty and doesn't leave a bitter aftertaste either. So, it is pleasantly tasty!
I'm definitely going to keep using this product and I hope you will give it a try if you are thinking about being proactive too! For more info on NeoCell check out their website here
My next find is Nature's Bounty Extra Strength Hair, Skin & Nails (Argan Oil Infused)
I'm sure you've seen this all over the stores right now. January is vitamin/supplement month for stores and I've seen some great deals on this at places like Costco.
The formula contains Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant, Vitamin C, which is involved in collagen production and formation, Vitamin A assists skin health, Vitamin B, helps with energy metabolism and Biotin which helps hair and nail health.
I like that these are soft gels and are easy to swallow. ( And a pretty color too!) They have no sugar or artificial flavors. Overall, I have mostly noticed my nails have had a major boost in growth and are much stronger now after 30 days use. My hair already grows super fast, but it definitely feels fuller now too. So, it does deliver healthy nails and hair! I love this product so far and definitely recommend it.
I just want to mention that I think these sort of products are great for quarterly usage throughout the year. For example, I would use the one Neocell Collagen Drink product all up and then when done, move on to Hair, Skin & Nails and so on. I say this because it is important not to intake too much of one nutrient. That is just my opinion, but find what is best for your skin/health.
For more information on Nature's Bounty check out their website here
I hope you will check these two products out and please let me know if you do!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and all opinions are 100% mine.
Today I am sharing first impressions for TruAge's new Skin AGE Therapy Gel by Morinda. I'm really excited about this product because of the natural ingredients and because it's a gel. I find that gels are very hydrating without clogging pores. AGE Therapy Gel works to fight the signs of aging caused by glycation. Glycation occurs in your body when excess sugars in the bloodstream bind with proteins in the skin, causing stiffness and inelasticity, while impairing the skin’s protective function.
The ingredients used to make the TruAGE Therapy Gel are:
Noni fruit juice, Comelian cherry fruit extract, Olive leaf extract, Blueberry fruit extract and Cranberry fruit extract- These ingredients protect against free radical damage and provides iridoids.
Oat kernal extract and Beta-glucan- softens the skin, reduces redness and irritation and helps strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
Carnosine- Protects against AGE damage, prevents age formation, reduces the signs of aging skin, promotes healthy collagen production to improve the appearance of firm skin, strengthens the skin’s antioxidant defenses and helps skin recover after a sunburn.
These natural ingredients work by penetrating into your skin where they dissolve the excess sugar molecules and remove them from your system. See pic below for the breakdown.
Excess sugars in the bloodstream bind with proteins in the skin causing stiffness and inelasticity; impairing the skin's protective function.
Protects, Soothes, Repairs: AGE Therapy Gel is more than just a lightweight gel. It fights AGEs while also soothing, protecting, and repairing your skin. Protects: AGE Therapy Gel creates a protective barrier against AGE accelerators such as free radicals, environmental damage and moisture loss. Soothes: Oat kernel extract and beta-glucan provide a soothing effect on skin, reduce redness and irritation, and help to strengthen the skin’s barrier function. Repairs: Carnosine has been shown to block AGE damage, protect minor cuts, scrapes and burns, and relieve dry, chapped skin. It also protects and relieves chafed and irritated skin.
First Impressions: I
found the TruAge AGE Therapy Gel to have a very light fragrance that
disappears almost instantly. Since I use it under my moisturizer, a lack
of fragrance is a plus. A drop of gel is all I need to cover my entire
face and neck. It has a very smooth, light-weight feeling and easily glides all over
the skin. It is not sticky or tacky feeling whatsoever. It takes just
seconds to absorb into the skin so there is no wait time for applying
moisturizer and makeup.
I used the gel for four weeks and it has made a difference in my skin in a small amount of time. It looks hydrated, healthy and refreshed. I've
noticed a beautiful glow at all times! I use the gel on my face, neck,
upper chest, back of hands and ears. These are really the areas that
show signs of aging and that should be concentrated on. Overall,
I love my AGE Therapy Gel and would recommend it to others. A 5 fl
oz bottle of the TruAge AGE Therapy Gel costs $42 which is a great price considering how little product you have to use to get results! You
can learn more on Morinda.com
Please share your thoughts! xo,
Happy New Year! 2014 sure flew by didn't it? Christmas felt like it went by in a week to me!
I'm looking forward to this year, I've got lots of new projects lined up and a great trip. But I'm most excited about focusing on the simple things this year. Spending less, saving more. Instant gratification seems to be all over social media these days, and as much as I love seeing all the great deals and beautiful finds from Target and other great spots, I need a break from that "gotta have it" mentality that is so contagious in the blog and Instagram world.
One thing I want to focus on is my organic garden in the back yard. I'm super excited to get that going once spring hits. I'm still juicing strong since last January and I'm very proud of myself for that! So I'll be continuing the healthy eating journey and sharing new healthy products like cosmetics and body products that are more natural based. I've got a big makeup collection, so letting go of any of it scares me, but it's time to face the facts on parabens and chemicals in everyday cosmetics.
Most important, I want to enjoy my family time and just being a mom to my little glam doll. I've learned that every day I need a full cup of grace to be the best mom to her. It's the most important job I've ever had! I know I don't usually share too much on here of my personal life, this year I want to open up a little more and write a little more...I actually really enjoy it!
What are your goals this year? Saving money? Eating healthy? More family time and less social media? Whatever it is I want to support you! Looking forward to a super fabulous golden year ahead dolls! I've got some great posts coming up, getting a reboot; detox/cleanse is first up! xoxo
Pretty baubles, luscious lotions and lipsticks are always a good idea for stocking stuffers for her!
I have to admit my husband does a pretty good job of filling my stocking with great gifts for me every
year. He always puts very thoughtful things that he knows I will enjoy. Or should I say, Santa always
fills my stocking! Here are some things on my wish list this year Santa!!
My hair has been amazing lately and I had to share the reason with you!
I color my hair and it really damages it. I've tried oils and cremes and leave-in products and
they all work within reason, but they never really make it as soft and healthy as I would like. When I found the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Avocado and Olive Oil Conditioner and Miracle Therapy Conditioner with Moringa Oil I was amazed at how soft and healthy my hair became right away! It smells amazing and for the price, I feel like you get a lot of product.
If you've got really dry, damaged, and tangle prone hair you will love this stuff!
I hope you will give it a try and let me know of any products that work for you! I love
trying the products you suggest!