REVIEW: INSTANATURAL ARGAN OIL HAIR MASK, ARGAN OIL, & VITAMIN C SERUM @brandbacker @instanatural


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Thanks again to BrandBacker, I was given another opportunity to try more products by InstaNatural. I was initially selected to try the Argan Oil Hair Mask. But was also able to add the organic Argan Oil and Vitamin C Serum for review! I am very excited to try these, as I like natural skincare products. InstaNatural was started to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products – without sacrificing quality. The product line was developed by focusing on using premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulas, without harmful alcohols, parabens or sulfates. The products are also made in the US!

I’ll start off with the Argan Oil Hair Mask. Each 8oz tub contains Argan oil (obvioulsly!), amino acid complex, coconut oil, Shea butter, vitamin B5, Jojoba oil, and avocado oil. These ingredients work together to moisturize and condition your hair. The formula permeates the hair follicles to nourish and hydrate. Limp and lifeless hair can be transformed in as little as 15 minutes! InstaNatural designed it to restore health to damaged hair while enhancing texture and shine. This conditioner also protects hair from styling damage, huge plus!

I have color treated hair and over time, I get breakage. Especially since I dyed part of my hair purple and the bleach used really takes a number on my hair. So I’ve used the conditioner as a regular conditioner and already love the results! I mean, even after one use I was already in love. It also has a really great smell. In addition to using it as a regular conditioner, you can use it as a deep conditioner. To deep condition, wash and towel dry (but still leaving damp) hair before applying . Once applied, you can leave it in for 15 minutes and then rinse out. You can dry and style your hair as normal. I like that this conditioner is not only effective, but versatile. It’s good to know you can use it as a regular conditioner when you don’t have time to deep condition. 

The organic Argan Oil is another great product I’ve been using. Each 4oz bottle contains 100% Argan oil, nothing else! This is a great product because it is a multi-purpose moisturizer. You can apply directly to skin or hair and also mix it with lotion or essential oils. Argan oil is versatile in that is great for all skin conditions, especially dry skin. It is also great for hair. It smooths split ends, frizziness and dryness. This oil is also fast-absorbing and long lasting. I’ve been using it on my nails and hair and love the results. It doesn’t really have a scent to it, but it absorbs quickly. At night, I’ve been mixing it in with my hand cream too. 

Each 1.4oz bottle of Vitamin C Face Serum has 20% Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin E. It also contains anti-aging ingredients like organic Rosehip oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, organic Argan oil, plant stem cells, Carrot Seed Oil, Pomegranate and more to boost your skin tone and look. This powerful combination works to fight the signs of aging by nourishing and hydrating skin. The serum applies smoothly and absorbs quickly. It also provides instant hydration and the Hyaluronic acid helps skin retain moisture. Their premium ingredients deliver anti-aging results by boosting skins collagen production The collagen will help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Even if you aren’t interested in the anti-aging benefits, it will make skin smoother by shrinking pores, and evening out skin tone.  I’ve been using the serum twice a day and already notice my complexion becoming more even. I’ve been using it along with my acne regimen and it’s been working great under my moisturizer. The serum doesn’t have a scent, but the Vitamin C give it an orange hue. Overall, a great product!

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If you still aren’t convinced, InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, simply contact them and get a full refund. No questions asked.


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DECEMBER IPSY GOODIES!

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I got my December Ipsy Glam Bag a few days ago. I’ve used all the items except for the eye shadow and eyelash curler so far. This month I got an Electroplated Eyelash Curler by Swissco, Lights Camera Lashes Mascara by Tarte, Fairy Dust eye shadow by Pixi, Butter Lip Balm by NYX, and a Face Cleanser by Beauty Without Cruelty. 

I love the face wash! It’s very gentle and has a great scent. I also like the lip balm, nice and buttery. But I wish I got the red color instead of nude so I can actually use it as a lipstick. I’ve used the Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara before and love it! I may get a full sized tube at some point. I’ll let you know my thoughts on the eyelash curler and eye shadow once I’ve used them….which might be when I go out tonight. 

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I purchased the Ipsy subscription on my own. All opinions are my own.

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REVIEW: INSTANATURAL RETINOL SERUM AND ORGANIC ROSEHIP OIL @brandbacker @instanatural

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Retinol serum and swatch, Rosehip oil and swatch

Thanks to BrandBacker, I was given another opportunity to try more products by InstaNatural. I was initially selected to try the Retinol Serum. But was also able to add the organic Rosehip Oil for review! I am very excited to try these, as I like natural skincare products. InstaNatural was started to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products – without sacrificing quality. The product line was developed by focusing on using premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulas, without harmful alcohols, parabens or sulfates. The products are also made in the US!

The Retinol Serum is designed to fight the signs of aging. Many people have deep wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, sun damage, and hyper-pigmentation. The serum is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients to firm the face and restore youth. Each 1oz bottle has 2.5% Retinol that protects against free-radical damage and helps treat the appearance sun damage and signs of aging. The antioxidants help to trap moisture to prevent future loss, so your skin will be plumper. The serum can be worn under makeup and is good for sensitive skin. 

I’ve been using the Retinol Serum for a few days and love the results. My skin is definitely softer and has a nice glow. I noticed it helps with my under-eye wrinkles and dark circles. The serum itself is pretty liquidy, but it absorbs quickly. You also don’t need much. It’s also really recommended that you use a sunscreen with it, as Retinol can enhance the effects of the sun. I’ve been using it both day and night for best results. I haven’t noticed any breakouts or anything from using it either, which is great. 

Now onto the organic Rosehip Oil. Rosehip seed oil is great for skin that is sun-damaged, or dry and rough. It can also help decrease the look of marks like scars, dark spots, and stretch marks. Each 4oz bottle has essential fatty acids (Omega 6, 3 and 9), which is beneficial for healing the skin. The product is very versatile and can be used as a moisturizer. It makes hair shiner and can even be used on nails. I’ve been using it as a moisturizer and love the results. My hands get very dry during the winter so I use it in the morning and evening. I find it helps keep my cuticles soft too. I love this oil, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t have much of a scent to it. 

LINKS:

http://twitter.com/InstaNatural
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If you still aren’t convinced, InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, simply contact them and get a full refund. No questions asked.


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PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ?

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[Photo] Fancy holiday party means I can wear sparkly stuff unabashedly

Andy was invited to a fancy holiday party that his co-worker throws every year. He hasn’t been able to make it the last couple of years, but really wanted to make sure we could go this year. I’m glad we did, it was fantastic! I opted to dress like a sparkily figure skater. I’m happy I finally have an occasion for that dress and the glittery heels. I even threw on some fake lashes because why the heck not?! I was happy the heels were comfortable enough that I managed to dance around in them all night and didn’t want to chop off my feet. So that is a win!

Anyway, their house is a huge and amazing brownstone in the city. It has like 5 floors, a cozy outdoor space, and a projection room. It was a catered affair so there was loads of good food and booze. There was also a DJ and professional lighting so we could get our dance on. 

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We started off in the living room where the bar is and the beautiful Christmas tree. I liked their ornaments, they had C3PO and Storm Troopers! Then we went to the projection room in the basement to do some karaoke. We also went outside to the lounge area that had heated blankets and the porch upstairs with an ice luge. Needless to say, I was very impressed.

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I mean, look at that giant piece of pineapple in the punch! I’ve never seen a pineapple slice that big, haha! Even the Gingerbread men have toys!

When we first arrived, the place was so packed we couldn’t find a spot to put our coats. So it’s probably good we started the night in the basement and outdoor areas. By the time we went back to the living room later, there was much less people. All in all, a great holiday party and I hope we can go next year. 

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TIS THE SEASON TO PARTY!

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Our office had a holiday social yesterday. There was load and loads of food, booze, and gifts. It was a lot of fun! I had some type of ice cream dip with waffle cone chips and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I’ll have to find out who made those!

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There was also an ugly sweater contest. I was bit half-hearted with it and just slapped a Santa hat on my dinosaur sweater. Anyone order a Santasaurus Rex?! I mean, I already won the pumpkin carving contest, so I didn’t want to be greedy, haha! But  next year I have a game plan. I’m going to print some pictures of Buzz’s girlfriend from Home Alone, and tape them to a sweater. Maybe throw on some snowflakes and tinsel for good measure. No stealing my idea, I’ve got it all documented now! My friend won this year and she shared a sweater with another co-worker. I’m glad they won, their outfit was amazing! 

I can’t wait for the weekend. I’m going to my first ritzy Christmas party and we’re doing to dress all fancy and shiz. I can’t wait to go, I’m sure the house is huge and filled with the good kinds of booze. 

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DECEMBER FABLETICS OUTFIT!

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If you didn’t check out my November post, I decided to try Fabletics. If you’re reading my review and decide you want to try it for yourself, please sign up using my referral link! You can get a complete athletic wear outfit for as low as $25 and free shipping. It works like a monthly subscription when you sign up to be a VIP member ($49.95/month). At the beginning of the month you have a selection window to pick what you would like shipped. If you don’t want anything, you can opt out by the 5th. If you forget, you’ll get charged $49.95 on the 6th and that can be used as store credit towards other merchandise. Other perks VIP members receive are discounts up to 40% off on all styles, free to/from shipping, perfect -fit guarantee, and flexibility to opt out of getting an outfit each month. With each purchase, you also accumulate reward points which you can put toward your monthly credit or a new outfit.  

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I love all the shimmery options there are this month, I actually want to add on shimmery pair of leggings. But I’m going to hold out to see if they go on sale. Anyway, this month I got the Glimmer outfit. It comes with a really cute gold print sweatshirt and capris. I got the charcoal gray capris and love them! I’m always impressed with the quality and reasonable prices. I also added on a pair of blue print leggings because I love the look. I have a bit of a leggings obsession, yikes!

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REVIEW: INSTANATURAL CELLULITE CREAM, STRETCH MARK CREAM, AND ANTI-AGING FACIAL MOISTURIZER @brandbacker @instanatural

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[Photo] Creams for review. Swatches are 1) Stretch Mark Cream 2) Cellulite Cream 3) Anti-Aging Face Cream

Thanks to BrandBacker, I was given another opportunity to try more products by InstaNatural. I was initially selected to try the Cellulite Cream. But was also able to add the Stretch Mark Cream and the Anti-Aging Facial Cream for review! I am very excited to try these, as I like natural skincare products. InstaNatural was started to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products – without sacrificing quality. The product line was developed by focusing on using premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulas, without harmful alcohols, parabens or sulfates. The products are also made in the US!

I’ll start things off with the Cellulite cream. I’ve been using it for only a few days and love the results. The cream is nice and rich, and has a nice scent. It absorbs quickly and definitely holds the moisture throughout the day. However, for best results it’s best to use the cream two more times per day, as needed. I found that it definitely smoothed my skin tone and texture. I’ll be adding it to my skincare routine. Each bottle is 5 ounces and contains, Retinol, caffeine and Vitamin C. These ingredients help to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is also a firming cream that is good for both men and women. It is used to tighten and tone the skin on thighs, butt, arms, and stomach. The cream is also very hydrating since it contains Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, and Jojoba. The moisture helps to increase skin elasticity, while softening and smoothing the skin. Powerful antioxidants like green tea, Vitamin E and C, help deliver anti-aging benefits for youthful skin. 

Now onto the Stretch Mark & Scar Cream. I found the cream to have a nice rich texture, but not as heavy as the Cellulite Cream. I’ve also been using it the past few days and love it! Also like the Cellulite Cream it holds moisture pretty well, and should be used two or more times a days as needed. I also found this cream smooths over any scars and stretch marks on the body. The 5 ounce cream is formulated to reduce and heal stretch marks and scars, even prevents new blemishes from forming! It is full of powerful moisturizing agents like Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, and Mango Butter. These ingredients really provide excellent skin hydration to make skin more soft and supple. It is also suited for both men and women. Especially for women during and post pregnancy!

I also am trying the Age-Defying Facial Cream. I like the formula, it’s rich and creamy and absorbs quickly. I found it helped reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on my face. I used it along with InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum and my acne cream. I have not had any adverse reactions by pairing the moisturizer over my acne cream and Hyalruonic Acid, which is definitely great! Each 3.4 ounce bottle contains Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, MSM, Cocoa Butter, Green Tea, and Cucumber oil. In addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it helps to even out skin tone by diminishing age spots, sunspots, scars, and other discolorations. The cool thing is that it can also be used on the rest of the body! 

LINKS:
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If you still aren’t convinced, InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, simply contact them and get a full refund. No questions asked.


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