Our Favorite Beauty Products and Fragrances
This is a running list of our favorite beauty products. We will be adding more to this list as we see fit, so be sure to keep checking back to see which of the latest products we feel are so awesome that we want to share them with you!
Zebra Nail Files by Iredesi
I got the 100/100 grit zebra nail files and I find them to be super good quality. I have been using the same nail file now for 2 weeks and I did a full mani and pedi with it. I have noticed that the grit doesn’t wear smooth quickly – so these nail files will last a LONG time -which I love. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review and I have no regrets! Love these! Since so many come in the pack (10 came in the pack), I put one in my purse for emergencies and one in my glove box of my car for when I don’t carry a purse. So, that means I am pretty well covered for any sudden broken nail no matter where I am. I have natural nails and not acrylics – and I find they work beautifully. I don’t have a single negative thing to say about them. I certainly can recommend them without hesitation.
E-raOrganics Cleans + Restore 100% Natural Face + Body Cleanser
I love this E-raOrganics Natural face wash! It is unscented and completely organic and natural – so it is safe for everyone pretty much. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and I am thrilled that I decided to buy it.
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Gel
Glycerine (Vegetable derived)
Leptospernum Scoparium (Manuka Honey)
Centipeda Cunninghamii (Cehami)
Admittedly, I have no idea what some of those ingredients are. I will say that when I wash with it I can tell that it is very gently. There is no tingling or burning sensation and as I said before, there is no scent. If anything, I would say it has a VERY mild soap smell – maybe even elmer’s school glueish – if I had to name the slight smell. Great product.
Overall, I am pretty happy with this nail care system. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and I am happy I decided to purchase it.
I would say I am most happy with how easy it is to use and how quick it files and buffs your nails into shape. It is battery powers and takes 2 AA batteries. It comes with a buffer, a fine grit file and a super fine grit file wheel. It does also include a carry bag.
That being said, I attempted to use it when my nails were very chipped – intentionally. I did see one issue with it and that is that when you are using it, it occasionally skips and bangs into your nail and that REALLY hurts. I was not able to figure out if I was causing the issue. I tried several ways of holding it and at different pressures and it happened to matter what. It seemed to happen sporadically without warning. I will still continue to use it – but I find this issue annoying. I wish it didn’t do that – but it does so a great job with the buffing and filing and it does it quickly.
Divas Never Age® – PROFESSIONAL Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum with Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Pomegranate (Cruelty Free & Organic)
I was raised in Florida so I am of course always concerned about UV damage to my skin. That being said – I have never been a sunbather because I have no desire to intentionally cause skin cancer in myself. I just don’t want to be getting chunks cut out of my face and body all of the time like my relatives have had to endure. That being said, I use this product in order to sort of protect my skin from the damage that any UV exposure my cause and also to keep the redness out of my skin. I seem to get this unexplainable red coloring on my face. I once thought it was rosacea but found that when using the Hyaluronic Acid, it seems to completely go away! I have tried several Hyaluronic Acid serums and this one smells the BEST of all of the ones I have tried. My husband thinks it smells like roses (maybe its the pomegranate). I absolutely love scented face products – so to me – that give the Divas Never Age serum the one up above the rest! I don’t like the unscented ones because to me they always smell like school glue. This product seems to do everything it should and for that I give it 5 stars. Current Price on Amazon: $37.95 + Free Shipping for Prime Members.
2. Luxe Beauty Eyebrow Growth Serum For Men and Women
I purchased the 7 ml sized bottle. I am so glad that I did! I have ALWAYS had pretty thin eyebrows. They are so thin that I was terrified to pluck them to give them a better shape for fear that I would end up with NO eyebrows by accident. I tried the Luxe Beauty and I have to say that I was REALLY happy and still am! The end of my eye brows furthest from my nose is actually thickening. That used to be so thin that you could barely see it and now they have definition. I will keep using the Luxe Beauty for sure! I just can’t believe I am getting thicker eyebrows! WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE!? I sure wish I found it sooner!
I want to say that I tried another brand and the smell was so gross I didn’t even want to put it on my face! The Luxe Beauty is almost odorless. It does have a slight clean scent to it but I’d more so call it odorless. If you are sensitive to smells, you will probably be safe to use the Luxe Beauty Growth Serum. They come in two separate sizes: 4.5 ML & 7ML. I found the 7 ML bottle to be the better bargain.
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3. Original Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow
I am putting this on our list of favorite beauty products because you can NOT look beautiful without a good night’s rest. Don’t we all know THAT!? I ordered the Queen size Original Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. Upon receiving my package, I was shocked at how heavy it was. When I opened the box, I found a tubular shaped pillow that was completely vacuum packed and compressed. Once I took the pillow out of the first bag, I unrolled it. (All steps are photographed below.) I then took it out of the bag and let it sit for about 2 hours. After the two hours I noticed it hadn’t fluffed up yet. I then placed in my dryer to tumble air dry for 10 minutes with NO HEAT. As soon as the 10 minutes was up, I opened the dryer and was thrilled to see that it had fluffed up QUITE a bit.
I always use 2 pillows to sleep, so I was happy to see that I might only need the one pillow now. I then took it upstairs and slid it into a pillowcase. It filled the entire pillow case from end to end. It is a little larger than a standard pillow. The first time I laid on it, I noticed a huge difference from the regular poly-fill pillow I had been using. I didn’t have to fluff it a million times or bend it to how I need it! I just lay right onto the pillow and within seconds it seems to comform to the shape of my head and neck. I am a side sleeper – so I still wasn’t sure how well this was going to fair throughout the night. Well, for the first time in at least 5 months – I slept through the ENTIRE night. No joke! I normally wake up and use the restroom 1-2 times per night and wake up several times for a few seconds here and there. I didn’ t wake up ONCE! I couldn’t believe that I went to bed at midnight and didn’t wake up until 9:40 am. That NEVER happens. It’s got to be the pillow! Anyway – I am now 4 nights of sleep on this pillow and the same thing – slept through the whole night all 4 nights! I am hooked! It does feel a little harder when you first lay on it – if you are used to a poly-fill or cotton-fill pillow. Give it a good chance because I can’t believe how much rest I am actually getting. FABULOUS!
4. ISA Professional Digital LCD Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener
I am 37 years old and have been straightening my hair since I was a teenager. I even started out using a regular clothes iron. Yes, it was very bad for my hair! I really didn’t care at the time, though. My hair has always been curly and somewhat frizzy and I would have done anything to tame it. Now, as an adult, I still straighten it regularly, but use products to protect it from heat damage.
I recently received the ISA Professional Digital LCD Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener. I was quite impressed when I took it out of the box. One of the problems I’ve had with previous straighteners was the cord. Most of the time, they are just too short and/or I am constantly having to untangle them. With my new ISA straightener, the cord is quite long and it actually has a swivel so that it’s so much easier to maneuver without getting tangled.
I plugged in ISA Flat Iron and it reached 450 degrees in no time. I personally found this to be too hot, so I turned it down to 350 degrees. I began to straighten my air in small strips and I am happy to say that I really do like the way it both straightened and shined my hair at the same time. I also love that I can create a flip at the bottom with this flat iron because I could not do that with my previous one. This one does not pull on my hair at all. I’ve had a few that pulled when I got to the end of my hair, but this one just doesn’t do that. I must state that, like many other reviewers, I found the power and temperature buttons to be in a terrible place. I was, however, able to adjust the way I was holding it by moving my hand up a bit so that my thumb was resting above the buttons (on the LCD screen) and had no trouble after that. It’s not as comfortable to hold it this way at first and it’s fine once you get used to it, but it’s really a small price to pay to get the result I got with this flat iron.
Not only is the ISA Professional Digital LCD Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener effective, but I think that it feels very durable in my hand. It seems to me that it will last a long time. I’ve had ceramic plated flat irons where the ceramic layer cracked and broke apart. The 100% solid Tourmaline plates will not do that.
Even with the inconvenient button placement, I am still giving this product a 5-star rating because it really is a good product and does exactly what I want it to. I still highly recommend it. The current Amazon price is $129.00 and well worth it!
5. Simply Earth Essential Oils
What we really love about Simply Earth Essential oils isn’t just the fact that they are low cost and still therapeutic grade Essential Oils. We love that the company itself sends a strong message: They donate 13% of all sales to help end human trafficking! We think this is absolutely fabulous!
So far, I have tried their Peppermint 100% Essential Oil and their Frankincense 100% Essential Oil. First, i want to say they SMELL AMAZING! I used them to make holiday themed sugar scrubs! I used 2 Cup of Sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of essential oil and 1/3 cup of olive oil. It makes your skin feel fabulous and smell wonderful. Play around with the mixture. Everyone likes their DIY sugar scrubs to have different textures. That’s how I like mine 🙂 My husband even loves them! Get several oils and make your own scent! So much fun! 🙂
The quality of the oils from Simply Earth are top notch. There are no additives and they are undiluted. When you go to their website, check out the GC/MS report in the in the 100% Pure Guaranteed Tab!
We just can’t say enough about these oils! Try making your own beauty products! You’ll love it. It’s fun and even makes great, meaningful gifts. But don’t waste your time looking for the right oils. I went through so many horrible ones. Trust me on this…..Simply Earth’s Essential Oils are FAB!
6. Eclipse Hydrating Facial Cleanser – Removes Germs & Acne
I have combination skin. I have a super dry forehead and the rest of my skin on my face can get oily and often I get random breakouts. I wanted to try the Eclipse Hydrating Facial Cleanser because with winter beginning, my face has been breaking out more – probably because I wear my hair down more often in winter and it touches my face a lot. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review.
The first thing I noticed is that it is organic. I love to try to stay as natural as possible with any products that I use on my body. You just never know what the chemicals of some other products can even do to you long term. Organic is probably always best.
The next thing is that the facial cleanser is almost completely scent free. It doesn’t have the smell of lots of chemicals at all. When you squeeze it into your palm, you can tell immediately that you are working with a very gentle cleanser. I will say that after 2 weeks of use, my forehead hasn’t been dry at all and my breakouts completely stopped on my cheeks. So far – I am totally impressed. If that changes, I will further update this review.
7. Eclipse Pomegranate Acai Face and Body Cream
I actually quite enjoy the Eclipse Pomegranate Acai Face and Body Cream. I absolutely love the pomegranate – which also creates quite a lovely scent. I do not like face creams that don’t have at least some sort of pleasant smell. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review and found that this moisturizer absorbs quite quickly and has a very smooth texture. My face seemed to hold the moisture all day (I have a very dry forehead and even my forehead retained the moisture well). I like the smell so much that I rub it into my hands as well and they actually stay moist all day as well 🙂 Loving this product!
8. Asana Beauty Synergy EX Retinol Hyaluronic Collagen Moisturizer
I am 37 years old and have only recently noticed the early signs of aging on my face. I have the start of crows feet near my eyes and the finest laugh lines around my mouth. I decided that I should start moisturizing immediately. I was offered the opportunity to try the Asana Beauty Synergy EX Retinol Hyaluronic Collagen Moisturizer for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, and I am so grateful that I was.
First of all, I guess I didn’t really realize just how much 4 oz. really is. Not only is the bottle huge, but a little tiny bit really goes a long way. The pump dispenses just the right amount so that just one little pump is enough to moisturize my entire face. The cream itself as a very light and pleasant scent and isn’t overpowering in the least bit. Although it is mildly oily, it absorbs into the skin rather quickly.
I have been using this moisturizer daily for about two weeks now and I very quickly noticed the difference in the texture of my the shin on my face. I also happened to notice that the small patch of dermatitis on the palm of my hand is all but gone just from applying the product to my face. I inadvertently found a bonus use for the product, so I decided to try it out on the psoriasis on my elbow. I am completely shocked at the results. The itching and flaking is almost non-existent! I have had more positive results from the Asana Beauty Synergy EX Retinol Hyaluronic Collagen Moisturizer than with some of the prescription creams that I have had and I can’t recommend it enough!
CHECK IT OUT HERE–> Asana Beauty Synergy EX Moisturizer
9. Honeywin Hair Extensions
These extensions are a medium brown with some highlights. I actually thought it was lighter than it is – apparently due to screen color on my computer and I have a dark blonde/ light brown – so it wouldn’t work for me to wear it. I can say that while I purchased the wrong color (my fault) – the product itself was a good quality and I am going to order the proper color right away. It does state IN the listing that for the same look as the model you will need to purchase TWO (2) of these and at only $11.05 each….this is not expensive at all for a beautiful look! I will say it does look natural and feels very nice. I would definitely recommend these for short term wear (a night out etc) but they wouldn’t be a product you would buy for everyday, daily wear. You would need human hair for that.
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ISA XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum
I received the XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum exactly when I expected it. The packaging was great. It came in a very nice little box and would make a very nice gift.
The serum itself is absolutely wonderful! I’ve been using it during the day as a makeup primer and at night as a moisturizer. After using the XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum for about two weeks, I can definitely say that my skin is softer and looks healthy and bright. It makes my foundation looks smoother and makes the color in my face looks even and never looks blotchy at all. I have been trying to treat the beginning of the slight wrinkles that are just starting to appear on my face and this product has actually been effective. The serum is very easy to apply and absorbs into the skin very quickly.
I love that the ingredients are organic and natural. The fact that it contains real 24K Gold makes me feel like a princes and makes my face literally glow. I’ve actually had compliments from family members regarding the look of my skin! The absolute only thing that I personally don’t like about this particular product is the smell. It’s most definitely not that it smells bad, but the scent smells a little dated to me and in fact reminds me of my grandmother. Even though I’m not so crazy about the smell, I absolutely LOVE the XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum!
I received this product for free or at a highly discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I feel so extremely lucky that I did and I HIGHLY recommend it. All statements made are 100% my own based on my personal experiences with this product.
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum
Gurin Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron
I straighten my hair on a very regular basis and I don’t think I could ever have too many flat irons. I have one that I use all the time and then I have an older one that I have hung onto as a backup. When I was invited to review the Gurin Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I have to say that I was excited because I have other Gurin products that I am quite pleased with. The company is very easy to deal with, the flat iron came exactly as described and it arrived on the day it was promised. I can’t say that I was surprised because this is what I expected from this company. The packaging is great and makes it possible to give this product as a gift.
The Gurin Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron is really a great product. I suppose it’s natural to assume that a high price indicates high quality, but thankfully, that’s just not true with this particular product. This flat iron allows you to get salon quality results at an extremely affordable price. The iron ranges in temperature from 240F to 450F (120C – 220C) and heats up rather quickly. The power switch and temperature controls are actually on the inside of the flat iron, which I actually like because it makes accidentally adjusting the temperature nearly impossible. I also like that it has a textured grip to avoid slipping. The cord actually swivels, which helps it to not get tangled.
Using the Gurin Ceramic Toumaline Flat Iron is easy and painless. I’ve had flat irons that have snagged and pulled my hair, but this one does not do that. It gently slides down the length of my hair without grabbing it at the ends. When finished, my hair is not only silky and smooth, but it’s also very shiny. I really love that it also comes with a thick bag for storage and/or travel. I can put the flat iron into the bag while it’s hot and not worry about getting burned. It also keeps the cord from getting tangled with other things while traveling. This is a great product and I would highly recommend it!
CHECK IT OUT HERE–> Gurin Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron