Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breast Cancer Pink October 2015 by Glamulet!

Hey Gals! Happy first of October! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Getting the news that you or a loved one has a terminal illness is indescribable. Every 45 minutes someone loses their battle to breast cancer. If you want to learn more about early intervention, facts, or support groups check out Beyond The Shock Many retailers put out special products that are pink to bring awareness to the cause. Before you buy make sure to do a little research to see how much is actually going to charity, and which charities.
Glamulet is releasing 6 Limited edition Pink Charms this year.

These charms range in price from $19.99 to $29.95. Each charm, Fits all major brands of bracelets & 925 Sterling Silver Guaranteed. Also 50% of sales go to benefit Breast Cancer Network Vietnam You can find these charms and more on Glamulet. This post is Powered by BrandBacker. Meaning Glamulet asked me to create content to spread the news about their Pink October Campaign.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 and Hyperbiotics Immune Review

Hey Gals! 

 So I know this is primarily a nail blog, but if you will allow me to get on my soapbox real quick about your immunity health. 80% of your body's defence against illness is in your intestinal tract. A healthy intestinal tract has about 3 pounds of beneficial bacteria. The best way to help your body fight bad bacteria? Fermented foods, does that sound appealing? Hahaha I didn't think so. But you can take probiotics that have colonizing bacterias. 

There are a ton of probiotics on the market. To find a good one look for one that has high (in the billions) CFU. CFU means Colony forming unit. Also look for one that has many different strains of bacteria. The variety is important because some bad bacteria will target certain good bacteria. Probiotics can upset your tummy at first, so take them with food and be sure to look for ones with time release, they are more gentle overall. OKay onto the review! Brandbacker sent me these two formulas to review. Both tabs are GMO free. Both are about 3/4 inch long and only one per day is needed.

I've switched between these two for the past month and I really like them both. The Immune formula has the extras in it to help when I'm feeling under the weather, and the Pro-15 ensures I keep my gut flora in optimal condition. I hope this has helped you see how important probiotics are, especially in a world where bacteria is growing more and more immune to antibiotics ! 

 Click here to learn more about Hyperbiotics. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Age-Defying Retinol Serum with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Plant Acids and Retinol Moisturizer with Vitamin C Review

Hey Gals! I've got another sponsored post from Instanaturals! These two formulas are similar to the previously reviewed ones. However this one has a 2.5% solution of retinol as well! I wanted to give the other formulas posted previously a full 6-8 weeks before trying these out. So I can say I haven't personally tried these yet but I do look forward to doing so. 

I decided since  the formulas are very similar I wouldn't be going over all the ingredients and photos of texture. But hopefully I can give you some info on deciding between the two formulations. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. Its known to decrease dark spots and soften up fine lines. If you're 25 and under these most likely aren't concerns for you. If you are 26 and up these may be things  you are looking to slow down or reverse. 

Retinol plays well with -most- skin products. However using retinol with benzoyl peroxide or Glycolic acid will inactivate the retinol. Also its important to point out if you use products with salicylic acid then you should be extra careful when considering retinol products, because combining the two can cause irritation.