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Monday, June 30, 2014

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Lotion Review

I learned about Coppertone Clearly Sheer sunscreens from BzzAgent. BzzAgent sent me some of this new sunscreen from Coppertone, and I was thrilled.
Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen Lotion put to the test on my arm

Sunscreen should be a skincare staple, especially during the summer. It protects skin from UV rays and protects skin from photo-aging or premature aging from sun damage. Sunscreen should be used every day, particularly during the peak hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., because sun damage can occur when you are least expecting it, even while driving or casually walking around.

Apply it 15 minutes before going outside. Many people don’t use enough sunscreen — use a shot-glass size amount for your body and a full teaspoon for your face. Reapply every two hours.  Also avoid using expired sunscreen.

Clearly Sheer sunscreen is lightweight, goes on smoothly and dries matte. It doesn’t take long for it to absorb, and I don’t even know it’s there. I hate oily feeling sunscreen. It’s really annoying to be at the beach and have sand grains stick to my sunscreen slicked skin. Clearly Sheer is also not supposed to clog pores or cause breakouts. It even has a nice, fresh scent.

I put Clearly Sheer to the test by attending a baseball game. I attended a baseball game at the same time last year, sitting out in the afternoon sun for about three hours. Last year I got terribly sunburned. The redness on my shoulders and arms lasted several weeks.

This year I used Coppertone Clearly Sheer  For Sunny Days lotion in SPF 30. This year I went to the same team’s game at the same time as last year.  The weather conditions were pretty similar to last year with the sun shining. No burn! I’m sold — the product protects my skin, and it feels light and dry after applying.  Not only did I not get burned, but my hometown team won this time.

Coppertone Clearly Sheer is available in a lotion form and spray-on. There is also an SPF 50 water resistant formula. They even have Clearly Sheer formulas for faces.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel Review

I’ve battled dark circles and puffy eyes for a long time. So when I found out that one of my favorite skincare companies had an eye gel I was pretty happy. I’ve been using InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel for about four weeks and am pleased.
InstaNatural Eye Gel

I’ve spent much of my adult like working shift work, plus I’m a busy mother and freelancer. I have struggled through many days without having gotten much sleep. My eyes certainly show it with dark circles and puffiness, for which I’ve sought a solution for years. I’ve tried many eye products that promise to reduce puffy eyes and have tried several home remedies. Some have worked, but lots of the solutions that I’ve tried have led to disappointment.

When I got this under eye treatment gel for dark circles and puffy eyes to try, I wondered if it would perform. I’ve tried several InstaNatural products, and I’ve not been disappointed, yet, because they make some great quality products.

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel Product Information
•    Comes in 1.7 oz. size
•    It is made with plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid, Matrixyl 3000, cucumber, peptide complex, aloe, MSM, and more. This eye cream for dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, and bags is 100% natural and 75% organic. It contains no parabens, no sulfates, and no alcohol.
•     It is supposed to: Increase elasticity, firm and plump the skin around the eyes, as well as improve tone and texture. It also is supposed to hydrate the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging. Last but not least, one of its primary goals is to diminish the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and saggy eyes
InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel
 The eye gel feels cool and refreshing, as it goes on. It makes my skin feel tighter, not uncomfortably tight but just enough that I can feel it’s working. It absorbs quickly, plus it has a fresh cucumber scent. I look refreshed and less tired. I don’t only use it around my eyes, but also on my forehead and my jowls, where a little sag is starting.

Allow it to absorb and dry several minutes, then you can put makeup on over it. Makeup goes easily on top of the gel, as long as you give it sufficient time to absorb. If I don’t wait long enough, I have noticed makeup around my eyes turns out blotchy and I have a hard time blending it in.

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel is sold on, with a 100-day hassle-free money back guarantee.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The GoVoxBox from Influenster

GoVoxBox from Influenster
I often get complimentary products to try from Influenster. Recently I was a recipient of the GoVoxBox. It came with some awesome products for women on-the-go.

There are products to keep my feet happy, protein shakes, yogurt, flavored almonds, feminine protection, and relaxing bath soak.  Looks like fun and I can't wait to try all of it.

Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit N Full Shake
The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step is a weight management system. Their Fit N Full Shake is full of protein and is easy to mix in their shaker cup. The shake is great for being on the go, when you don't have time to fix something to eat. It's also good after a workout. There's Swiss Chocolate,
Fresh Berries, and French Vanilla.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance allows women to play on, so they can keep going all month long without worries. They have Odor Shield to neutralize odors, and are lightly scented. The 360 degree design offers sport level protection. 

Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds

 Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds I love almonds, especially Blue Diamond flavored almonds. Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds have enough sweetness to satisfy a sweet craving, and they provide a break from the mundane.

Aqua Spa Bath Soak

Aqua Spa Bath SoakThis bath soak uses the scent of lavender and chamomile to help relax you in the tub. I usually don't want to take the time to soak in the tub and prefer a quick shower. Aqua Spa Bath Soak makes soaking in a bath such a luxurious experience that I'm going to have to do more often.

ProFoot Triad Orthotic Insoles and ProFoot Pedi-Rock

using the profoot pedi rockThese comfy shoe inserts and unique foot file make my feet comfortable and happy. The Pedi-Rock also gets rid of the rough spots to help my feet look pretty for the summer. Read my ProFoot review here.

Muller Yogurt
Muller Yogurt, made by Quaker, is a good source of protein without artificial flavors, sweeteners, or high fructose corn syrup. There are many different flavors and varieties.

Quaker Muller Yogurt

Monday, June 23, 2014

ProFoot Products to Make Feet Happy and Comfortable

ProFoot brings comort and pampering to feet with an inexpensive price tag. Feet put up with lots of abuse, standing, running, and supporting us in all we do. ProFoot products can help. Through Influenster and the GoVoxBox (#GoPROFOOT) I got to try the Triad Orthotic Insoles and the Pedi-Rock.

Exercise is good for your body and general health, but your feet bear the brunt of a workout. Many of us also must stay on our feet all day for work. No one wants to go around in discomfort or pain. Orthoitc shoe inserts can help give feet support and cushion.

ProFoot Triad Orthotic Insoles
putting Profoot Triad Orthotic to use in my shoe

I have old shoes that I use for most of my daily activities and exercising. With that being said, I love using new insoles. I have to put inserts in my shoes because my feet need more support than my shoes provide. I have higher arches that require support, or else my feet and lower back ache.

I’ve been using the Triad Orhotic shoe inserts for a few weeks and love them. My feet feel so comfortable. I’ve tried several brands of shoe inserts, some being quite costly. ProFoot’s orthotic insoles are inexpensive and do a great job.  The ProFoot Triad Orthotic insoles are great for preventing feet from getting fatigued and decreasing knee, leg, and back pain from poor foot alignment. They have a triple action design to support arches, heels, and balls of the feet. They also provide shock absorption.

Although I received this pair free, I will be buying future pairs of insoles from ProFoot.

ProFoot Pedi-Rock
ProFoot Pedi Rock in use on my foot

Dry, cracked, callused feet aren’t attractive. Besides being unsightly they can snag socks and hosiery, as well as scratch your honey if you play footsie. The unique Pedi-Rock by ProFoot is a neat way to get rid of calluses and rough skin. It is made with a foam base that gives it softness, like a sponge, but it has a rough textured exterior, for filing to slough off dry, rough skin. The Pedi-Rock uses silicon carbide crystals to provide its roughness for filing.

The Pedi-Rock uses a unique design that has three times the surface area of other brands, and it conforms to the curve of your heel. It’s easy to use, and can be used either wet or dry.
It’s summer now and time for sandals and going barefoot. It’s great to have something to gently remove calluses and dry skin to keep my feet looking nice.

The ProFoot products can be purchased at Walmart,, and other retailers without spending lots of money. At the time of this writing, Profoot’s website has 1$ off coupon available. Your feet can get a little feeling of luxury easily.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Age Defying Moisturizer Cream Review

I'm always on the lookout for great facial moisturizers. So I was thrilled to try InstaNatural Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer cream. I’ve been impressed by the other InstaNatural products that I have tried, so I was eager to use their moisturizer. 

What I like in a facial moisturizer:
  •     Something to soften, hydrate, and moisturize my skin
  •     Something that minimizes lines and wrinkles
  •     Something not greasy or heavy feeling
  •     Something that goes smoothly under makeup, that helps my foundation to blend in well   without causing my makeup to appear blotchy.  
InstaNatural facial moisturizer
InstaNatural Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer meets all of these expectations and makes my short list of favorites. It has a nice consistency, not too thin or too thick. Among its ingredients, it has organic sunflower oil, tamanu oil, organic borage oil, organic flax seed oil, organic evening primrose oil, and organic rosehip oil. (For a full list of ingredients )  It is full of these nourishing oils, yet doesn’t make my skin feel excessively oily. It hydrates my skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It makes my skin feel a little tighter and firmer. It also minimizes the lines on my forehead and lessens the creases by my eyes.
The product is great, but I find that I do need to be careful with the pump because it's easy to get too much. I pump it gingerly to get just a partial pump worth of product out.

InstaNatural moisturizer
The Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer claims:
• Reduces dryness by providing unsurpassed hydration to skin.
• Helps firm the skin.
• Improves tone & texture.
• Provides you with a more radiant and glowing complexion than ever before!
• Botanical Hyaluronic acid: This is the most skin nourishing ingredient.
• Clinically proven age-defying blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, MSM, Cocoa Butter, Green Tea and Cucumber Distillate.
It contains 98% natural ingredients, and does not have any parabens, sulfates, or alcohol. InstaNatural offers a 100-day satisfaction guarantee, which allows customers who aren’t completely satisfied to get a full refund. It is sold through
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

InstaNatural Argan Oil Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
InstaNatural 100% Pure Argan Oil is lightweight and versatile beauty oil.  There are no added ingredients, no preservatives, and no artificial fragrance. The oil is cold pressed and  certified organic.
InstaNatural Argan Oil
Argan oil comes from argan tree fruit, which is grown only in Morocco. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin e, and other nutrients.

There are many ways to use argan oil. It can be used for hydrating and softening skin. It can be used to moisturize nails and cuticles. A few drops can be added to bath water for moisturizing skin. One of its best uses is to decrease hair frizz and give hair shine. Below are the ways that I’ve used argan oil.

I massaged a small amount on my face at bedtime and woke up to soft, supple skin with less noticeable lines. My skin wasn’t excessively oily and my skin felt great in the morning.

My feet love argan oil, too. It helps my feet get ready for summer, which means going barefoot more and sandals. It helps to soften the rough bottoms of my feet and makes nice foot massage oil.

This argan oil from InstaNatural comes with a convenient dropper that gives the right amount. Many other hair serums that I’ve tried give me way too much. When using it as hair oil, start with two drops and rub it into the ends of your hair. You can add another couple of drops, depending on the needs of your hair. I find that a little goes a long way. When using oil on your hair it takes a little experimenting to figure out what the right amount for your hair is.

 I like argan oil because it is light and absorbs quickly. I’ve used it both on wet hair and dry hair. Used on wet hair, it acts as a good conditioner and helps it to style nicely without frizz. When used on dry hair, later in the day or on the in between days that I don’t wash my hair, argan oil is a nice treat for the ends of my hair to smooth split ends and reduce fly-aways. It makes my hair shiny and healthy-looking.

InstaNatural 100% Pure Argan Oil can be purchased on InstaNatural has a money back guarantee, if you are unhappy with the argan oil.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.