9.15.2017

Mindful Minerals Skincare Review

I came across Mindful Minerals North Texas (MMNT, LLC) website www.mindfulmnt.com from referrals by a few of my readers. I decided Mindful Minerals looked like something I would love to try because I have difficult skin. I contacted Stephanie Talia (owner of MMNT, LLC).  She is an authorized distributor of Mindful Minerals in the North Texas area. Stephanie asked about my skin issues/concerns and determined that the Rosacea skin care products would be the right fit for me to try.

“Just Get Dirty” Dead Sea Mud Purifying Bar—This rich lathering soap made with Dead Sea Mud and pure Eucalyptus essential oil is great for cleansing and detoxifying the skin.  This soap has a slight texture from the mud that helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells while deep cleaning the skin.  All natural vegetable oil soaps are made with 100% natural scents and infused with the minerals from the Dead Sea."

I absolutely love these dead sea mud bars! They produce a nice, creamy lather, rinse off the skin easily while still leaving my face baby soft and clean. I noticed pretty amazing results right away as far as redness was concerned, even after the first wash I noticed my face was less red than with my previous cleanser, and I noticed almost all redness gone after 3 days of use (cleansing day and night)

A little bit of background on my skin, I have rosacea on my cheeks, occasional break outs, and overall dryness especially on my forehead which has a tendency to peel if I don't lather on the moisturizer. 

I did not find this soap to be overly drying or irritating in any way, I plan to keep using this as my go-to face cleanser!

As far as the Triple Fusion Mud Masque is concerned

"Get Dirty Dead Sea Mud Mask is our mineral rich mud from the Dead Sea and Organic Aloe Vera this completely natural, organic material has over 35 minerals and trace elements to deep clean and detoxify the skin. The micro-molecules of this clay have powerful absorbing qualities literally “drinking” toxins, oils and impurities from your skin. The toning action stimulates circulation bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion and tightening pores."

Just like the mud bars, I also love this Mud Masque! It makes my skin feel SO soft after I use it as well as leaving my skin tighter, and I have noticed it seems to really draw out any impurities under the skin. I also like the fact that it's not super difficult to wash off like some masques I have tried, and I find it much gentler on the skin.

BB CC Cream SPF 30 Shade - Light/Medium (it comes in 3 colors light/medium, medium and medium/tan) $40.00 for 1 fl. oz
"All-in-one day cream is your 30 SPF Broad Spectrum  UVA/UVB chemical-free barrier sun protection that  releases wrinkles, and hydrates skin. . With skin perfecting minerals to help blur imperfections, this treatment  minimizes pores, acts as a primer and concealer while it reduces hyper-pigmentation, inhibits acne, balances, mineralizes and nourishes the skin."

This is the perfect product to use to start your morning off, and get a little bit of coverage as well as SPF, in my opinion it takes the place of a tinted moisturizer as well as a sunscreen. It is thicker than a traditional moisturizer, but not overly heavy. As far as moisture, I would say it's a light-medium moisturizer. I use this in mornings if my skin is decently moisturized from the night before, if my skin is flaky in the morning than I will instead use my Get Carded Peptide. 

I really do love the light coverage this provides, I never wear foundation because I don't like much coverage so this is perfect! It really cancels out any redness I may have that day, and I love that I don't have to worry about SPF since this has the SPF in it.

"Get Carded Anti Aging Peptide features Dead Sea minerals and peptides to deliver results without harmful chemicals or injections.

This three in one product replaces your moisturizer, eye cream and anti-aging serum with one powerful product that diminishes crow’s feet, forehead lines and builds collagen. Skip the Botox but don’t forget your I.D.!"


This has been wonderful for my dry, flakey skin! It really plumps up and hydrates my skin. As the weather is getting cooler here my skin is drying out terribly, and I've found using this twice a day my skin is much more hydrated and less flakey!


Get Even Exfoliating Cleanser $18.00 for FULL SIZE which is 4 fl. oz (sample size shown in photo below.)
"Get Even” Dead Sea Exfoliating Cleanser
A micro-scrub with willow bark, lactic acid and sugar cane, “Get Even” stimulates cell turnover, decongests pores and helps to even out the complexion, while protecting the skin with natural humectants and fatty acids that sooth and heal.  Rich with Dead Sea minerals, “Get Even” is naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial and may show benefit to sufferers of acne, while the cranberry fruit extract helps fight free-radical damage."

The texture of this scrub is unique, it's similar to a gel consistency but with many small exfoliating particles. I use this scrub once a week since it does provide a deep exfoliation, it does a great job at removing dead skin and minimizing my flakiness.

Overall I highly suggest giving Mindful Minerals products a try, ESPECIALLY those of you with specific skin concerns such as rosacea, acne, aging, or eczema! 

If you are in the North Texas area and would like to try mindful minerals, I highly recommend contacting Stephanie Talia at Mindful Minerals North Texas. Her contact information is below below:

Stephanie Talia - Authorized Distributor
Mindful Minerals North Texas - MMNT LLC
https://www.mindfulmnt.com
214-310-9873

I have a special coupon code for my readers. Log onto mindfulminerals.com, create an account, use MMNT01 in promo code for 20% off your purchase.

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9.08.2017

Jade and Pearl Sea Pearl Sponge Tampons Review

Classic Pack $21.00
"Sea Pearls are completely natural sea sponges that come from the ocean. Here at Jade & Pearl, a great deal of care is given to every single sponge we send out. Each Sea Pearl is washed, inspected, trimmed, and packaged by our expert sponge squad. The detailed care that goes into each sponge ensures that we continue providing the same high quality sea sponges that we have offered to the women of the world for the past 40 years.



Sea Pearls are:

extremely absorbent, soft, & durable
a naturally renewable resource
sustainably harvested
free of chemicals, dioxin, bleach, chlorine, fragrance, dyes or synthetic materials
reusable for up to 3-6 months or more"

 I loved these from the moment I tried them! They're very easy to insert and remove (although if you aren't used to string-less feminine products it may take some practice.) I use them even for spotting or when I think I am about to get my period without the worry of toxic shock.

These clean up fairly easy, just rinse and reinsert or let them soak in peroxide for a deep clean between uses.

These also trim up very well if you need to adjust them to better fit your needs! I have noticed my flow getting lighter with use as well.

I highly recommend these they can last up to 6 months, and they're much more cost efficient than tampons and pads plus more environmentally friendly.

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8.04.2017

Himalayan Sea Salt Lamps - Add a Beautiful Touch!

So as you all probably know, Salt Lamps are all the rage this year with the whole Boho, Hippie decor theme and this beautiful Salt Lamp was sent to me courtesy of yoursaltlamps.com! I was super excited to receive it as I have never before owned a salt lamp, and have heard that there are many benefits to it.

Himalayan Salt lamps have been proven to

-Generate negative ions, which neutralize toxins that cloud the air we breathe which can improve allergies, and the soft light it provides give a nice ambiance to the room.

-Great for mood lighting and reading by!

I have really enjoying using this lamp, it was easy to assemble, just insert the base into the salt and plug it in and you are set! It arrived packaged carefully with no damage at all.

Overall, I love the ambiance and soft light that this lamp provides, not to mention that it adds a great vibe to your decor!

For more info on this Himalayan Salt Lamp you can visit their website below!
http://yoursaltlamps.com/

5.07.2016

Gourmet Body Treats Review

Carrot Face Balm $28.00
"This soft balm is high in Vitamins A, C, E and herbal antioxidants to hydrate and repair skin damage. Perfect for all skin types. 3 in 1 product can be used as night moisturizer, makeup remover, under powder foundation as a primer."

This balm is absolutely wonderful for very dry skin like mine! Especially if you are recovering from a sun burn or suffering from dry, peeling skin. I love that it quickly absorbs, is non-greasy or thick, and feels light on the skin. I appreciate the minimal ingredients and that it doesn't have any added scent.

It also works great for removing eye makeup without any stinging!

Sugar and Spice Scrub $20.00 (available in a set with a Leave-In Conditioner)
"Our delicious Sugar and Spice Scrub helps to exfoliate and refresh dull, dry skin, while refining and smoothing the top layer of skin. This product helps protect and nourishe the skin with natural amounts of Vitamins A, D and E"

I use this scrub on both my face any my body! I use it on my face for a grittier, deeper exfoliation, and on my body twice a week just to keep my skin smooth, soft, and glowing. It has a great scent - sweet yet spicy! 

Gourmet Lip Glosses Melon, and Vixen $11.00 (each)
Swatches top Melon, bottom Vixen
"Our Gourmet Lip Gloss doubles as an intense lip treatment. Keep your lips soft all day while wearing your favorite shade. Added CoQ10 hydrates and repairs the delicate skin around the lips. The Gourmet Lip Gloss is high shine, long lasting, and ultra moisturizing. Sheer to matte color lasts for hours while the added moisturizers keep your lips soft and supple all day, even after removing your makeup"

These lip glosses are wonderful! They provide sheer color with a glossy shine, and feel great on the lips, super moisturizing and slick feeling, not at all sticky or thick.

Both colors are on the sheer side, but Melon can be built up to medium pigmentation. Both last as long as any other lip gloss, but even once the color and shine are gone my lips are left feeling soft and moisturized. 

A little more about Gourmet Body Treats, every product is 100% vegan, never tested on animals, and has no negative environmental impact.

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