Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Green Tea Puff by The Japanese Konjac Sponge Review

Did you know that a sponge can help combat acne? I'm fortyish, but I still get a a dose of stubborn acne from time to time. Today's review is about the Green Tea Puff by The Japanese Konjac Sponge. I have tried their bamboo charcoal sponge and I love how it cleans my skin. Let's see if the green tea puff is just as great.

Here's what the sponge is supposed to do:

  • Combats inflammation from acne 
  • Helps to prevent spots 
  • Gives you radiant, soft skin

Although it is very light, the Konjac sponge is as hard as a rock when it's dry. You're supposed to soak it with warm water until it gets really soft. As you will see in the photos below, there was no change in size when it got wet.



Never use it dry on your face because it's rough, but once it's wet, it's very gentle on the skin and not scratchy. Other reviewers say they can smell the green tea when the sponge is wet, I don't know if it's just me, but I didn't smell anything at all. Makes me wonder if I have a bad nose, ha-ha.

It's only been a few days, but I noticed that my skin is clearer and softer. The unsightly black heads on my nose and on the deep part of my chin are lesser. My skin feels soft, smooth and very clean.

If you're looking for a way to fight pimples, this is a good product to try. It cleans skin really well without leaving it dry. The Green Tea Puff can be purchased through The Japanese Konjac Sponge website and on Amazon. It's fairly priced at $11.00.

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

Bright Eyes Under-Eye Gel by Earthen Beauty Naturals Review

Ever since I turned forty, I became obsessed with how I look. I wanted to try products that will help delay the appearance of aging. I recently tried the Bright Eyes Under-Eye Gel by Earthen Beauty Naturals. Please read my review.

Product Description

Eliminate Dark Eye Circles, Wrinkles, Sagging, and Puffiness. Improve Tone and Resilience, Increase Firmness - ALL With Our Natural and Organic Formula!

Plant Stem Cells, Complex Amino Acids, Peptide Chains, and Collagen-boosting, skin firming Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, and Organic Aloe Vera are the secrets to anti-aging, eye-improving success.

- Crafted to meet the Whole Foods Premium Standard for Personal Care Products
- Organic Aloe Vera is easily absorbed, and provides excellent moisturization without clogging pores. - Vegan Hyaluronic Acid gives skin a healthy glow and increases firmness while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Amino acid chains help with collagen production, further increasing skin's firmness and youthful appearance. - MSM reduces the damaging effects of free radicals, and also helps to heal and repair damaged skin and age spots.
- Plant stem cells help encourage new cell growth and prevent premature aging to the under-eye region.

This eye gel is amazing. It smells like cucumber and has a cooling effect that relaxes tired eyes instantly. I've been using this for more than a week and I already noticed a slight reduction of my eye bags. The skin is also firmer and the dark circles are brighter. I work late nights and I get too little sleep, so I always have dark circles and puffiness seems to be a permanent fixture. I also have to take care of my twin granddaughters during day time. And if you're a mom or a granny, you know how terrible those three year olds can get. They can create a big mess in seconds! I feel tired and stressed. It's nice to have a great product like this that you can rely on.

If you're looking for a product to soothe and relax tired eyes, this is a great one to try. It eliminates dark circles and reduces puffiness around the eyes.

Now, if you're wondering where you can purchase this, click here. It's priced at $35.99. A tad pricey, but considering all the wonderful benefits you can get from using the under-eye gel, it's worth it. You may also visit the Earthen Beauty website to know more about their products.

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

Great style and fashion found in footwear this holiday season

There are some hot looks in fashionable footwear this year that many people may put on their holiday gift-giving lists for those near and dear to them. The problem could lie with finding these much sought-after gifts during the busy shopping season, particularly in local malls and footwear retailers. A more practical option may be to find the most current and trend-setting footwear from online vendors and shoe sites, which will also bring a level of convenience to the entire holiday shopping experience.

There are some great online shoe sellers that offer the ease of a click and buy platform, which eliminates the need to fight traffic and face crowds during the holiday season. This also opens up options in sizes and styles that simply won't be found in a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer. This season will be a popular year for the latest athletic shoes, brand-name sneakers, warm, woolly boots, and gorgeous heels- why not shop from those venues that make it easy to find the exact pair of shoes in the size that you are looking for?

Another great trend that is emerging is the replication of popular styles in sizes for the smaller audience: kids! This is becoming popular as younger generations want to wear what older family or friends are displaying. While heels are not necessarily appropriate for children, styles in boots, flats, and athletic shoes are expanding their sizing options to include these younger wearers. These are the perfect, practical gifts to give to kids this season, and promise to be something a bit more useful than another toy under the holiday tree.

There are also some stunning new arrivals in terms of stylish winter footwear found online, too. The best brands with features to combat the chilly weather are an excellent gift to give to a recipient of any age. Look for the newest styles offered by reputable brands that are known for their resilient, durable footwear and boots.

There are many options found when shopping for holiday gift ideas from online footwear retailers. Visit sites and view selections to compare the prices of your favorite shoes and boots. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Gel by Ageless Derma

Today's review is about the oil free facial cleansing gel from Ageless Derma. I've already used some of their products and so far, I like the results they deliver. Let's see if this toner can match their other line of products.

Product Description

  • With Certified Organic Aloe Vera and Chamomile Extracts 
  • Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser works to draw toxins from the skin, as well as dirt, make-up and other impurities. 
  • Surface oils, cosmetics and everyday grime particles will be removed, readying the complexion for other skin preparations such as moisturizers, anti-aging creams, toners, masks and makeup. 
  • Glowing, healthy skin with extra moisture and skin that feels good. 
  • Reduce skin puffiness and deeply cleansed skin pores.

My Opinion

I like the mild scent of it. The facial cleansing gel has a nice consistency and a small drop is what you need to clean your face and neck areas. It's gentle on the skin, it lathers up nicely and it's easy to wash, too. I like that it doesn't leave a slimy feel after washing it off. As soon as I have patted dry my face, I can feel that it's very clean. It didn't feel dry as well, unlike other facial cleansing gels that I've used. Plus, I can feel that my skin is soft and smooth. The only thing that concerns me is that I didn't feel any tightness of my skin after cleansing and to me, that means my skin has been stripped of moisture. But the good thing is, hours have passed and my skin still feels soft and smooth.


Overall, I had a wonderful experience with the cleanser. It cleans really well and it doesn't leave your skin dry. If you're looking for a great toner that leaves your skin squeaky clean, but not dry, this is a good one to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Gel through the Ageless Derma website and on Amazon.

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Did you know?

The yummy papaya fruit helps improve digestion. The tropical treat is chock-full of papain, a proteolytic enzyme that aids in the breakdown of protein, which helps ease digestion.
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