Thursday, January 22, 2015

Zenwise Labs: Hair Growth Vitamin with DHT Blocker!

Hello, guys!

In the spirit of supplements and hair growth, I've decided to review another product that I received a while back. This one is Zenwise Labs' Hair Growth Vitamins + DHT Blocker. That way, you, dear readers, have options and different products to sort of compare and contrast. Compared to my last product, this one is slightly different. Regardless, the benefits, after two weeks of taking the supplement, showed themselves. 

A few things that I loved:

* Easy-to-open bottle. I had no issues getting into it! 
* The small capsule size made it easy to swallow. Some capsules are made of material that easily gets caught in your throat. With this capsule, you don't have that problem! 
*The ingredients are all natural! In fact, here's a list! 

Key Ingredients:
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
Grapeseed Extract
Saw Palmetto
Pumpkin (Seed-Curcubita Pepo)(4:1)
Gotu Kola (Herb-Centella Asiatica) (4:1)
Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf)
L-Lysine Hcl
Citrus Bioflavanoids
Nettle (Leaf-Urtica Dioica)

 *It WORKS! I noticed significant nail growth within two weeks of beginning the product. My nails were stronger, grew more quickly, and grew to a longer length. In fact, I got to see the progress first-hand when I accidentally slammed off my toe nail! I expected it to take FOREVER to grow back but within the span of a week and a was back! 

*There's no "funky" odor when you open the bottle!

*There's no need to take four or five pills a day as with other hair growth supplements I've used! That was a major plus. You can take one or you can take two!

Overall, I would highly suggest using Zenwise Labs' Hair Growth Vitamins + DHT Blocker if you're looking to jumpstart your hair health or grow it long!

Until next time!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Evergreen Nature, Hair Skin & Nails Supplement Feedback

Hello, again, everyone!! I've got another product review for you, but I first need to clarify something! Yes...I do a lot of positive product reviews. No...I'm not paid to give my good word. If ever the day comes that I get ahold of a truly terrible product, I WILL let the world know!

 The products that I "apply" to test are specific. I don't apply for anything and everything. I only apply to test products that I have a specific need for. If I have perfect skin, for example, I couldn't help a company by reviewing an acne product. It would do no good, because I couldn't give an accurate representation or impression on if the product actually works.

The products that I apply for benefit my life in some way or correct "problems" that I have. Another example: you've seen a lot of hair and skin products on my blog lately. I can honestly say that product reviewing has greatly improved how I take care of myself and these "problems" that I have. I've had issues with slow growing, breaking hair for as long as I can remember. Since I've started testing oils, masks, and conditioners, my hair has shown significant growth over a short amount of time. I'm VERY happy! So when I give a positive review, it's because I have tested and SEEN the product work.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Foxbrim 100% Pure Argan Oil Review!

Hey, hey everyone!!

As some of you may know, from reading my previous posts, I used to be VERY mean to my hair! I would straighten it obsessively (multiple times a day) and I would straighten it while it was WET if I hadn't already spent literally 30 minutes under the "hi" setting of my blow-dryer! Over the years and years of damage, my hair had become brittle, dry, split, and in just all-around terrible condition! Pair that with the fact that I like dying my hair and pulling it up into a tight ponytail and you have a recipe for disaster!

What can you do once so much damage has been done? begin with: STOP THE HARMFUL TREATMENT! Blow your hair dry on "low", allow it to air dry, wear it down, deep condition after you've dyed, limit straightening to a couple of times per week. Furthermore, treat your hair NICELY! Stopping the damage is a BIG step...but to reverse it, you're going to have to ADD to it!

Enter Foxbrim's Argan Oil products.

Normally, I'm opposed to anything OIL going near me. I'm a naturally oily person. SOMETIMES I can go 24 full hours without feeling disgusting. Most of the time, though, my hair is oily enough that I need to wash it daily. My skin: WORSE. So ADDING oil to the equation was not something that I wanted to do. HOWEVER...having dry, broken, and straw-like hair fell even higher up on my list of "don't like"s.

Reluctantly, I decided to work the oil into my shampoo and wash clean. I blow-dryed my hair, and, to my total surprise, my hair was VERY soft and manageable! I didn't have split ends sticking out everywhere because, additionally, I used the oil to smooth down my flyaways! A TINY TINY drop went a long way in smoothing my hair.

I will say that...if I use this product, I CANNOT skip a day of washing my hair. While it does a LOT of good, it doesn't keep the oil at bay (of course...because it know...oil).

An added benefit that I noticed is that it makes my nails look hydrated, smooth, and clean. It softens cuticles as well.

Sometimes I review products and decide that they aren't to be a permanent part of my regimen. However, Foxbrim's Argan Oil Products are totally welcome because I can see the good that they've done for my hair. I don't want to make lofty claims, but my hair seems to be growing faster (BECAUSE it isn't breaking off...not because it is a hair growth stimulant).

You can buy this product here

Overall, I'm very impressed! What do you think? Have you used an Argan oil product before? 

It Ain't Easy Bein' Green...But It's SO Worth It!

Hello, hello, everyone! I'm baaaack! After a bout of being miserable and exhausted from some off bloodwork, I'm back to blogging and reviewing, so great things are to come!

 During this bout of exhaustion, I found that all I could do was the basics: sleep, move to couch, eat, shower, back to bed. Talk about miserable! I'm one who is gogogogogogoGO! Over time, my energy came back and one of the few days before it completely came back, I decided to have a spa day at home! Now, I had all of these reviews piling up on me, so I decided to pick a few products to test, and see how it went!

One of the products that I decided to work with was the Seaweed Kelp Mask by InstaNatural. If you've been reading long, you know that I LOVE this company. Not only do they have great customer service, but their products are extremely affordable and easily comparable in quality to products that I've used that are TWICE the cost!

 Would it be mean to do a side-by-side with one of those more expensive brands? I don't want to "slam" anyone, but InstaNatural products have really impressed me! To be honest, I wasn't expecting much because they are so affordable! Typically, you "get what you pay for" which equates to affordable=no quality. NOT HERE! Anyway...rant over.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I Don't Sleep...So I Fake It.

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to test and review a product that I think anyone could use. There's a stigma that comes with skincare products: particularly anything firming, filling, or with the word "youth" in it. The idea is that if you use these products, you're admitting defeat with the enemy: aging. To me, it's not an issue of aging. It's WHEN it will happen. Now, I'm only 23, but I plan to stay this age for the next ten years or so, so I need to have proof to back it up. Skincare, to me, has become about preservation, being comfortable in my bare skin, and taking as best care of myself as I can. Not only is it good for my skin, but it's relaxing, too.

So upon being offered another product from InstaNatural (I love these guys, guys! Seriously!), I immediately said yes! Their products have been nothing but gentle on my sensitive skin and to find a brand like that is RARE! Typically, one product will work from a brand, and when I decide to branch out and try another...BAM! Allergic reaction.  

Another plus of the Youth Express Eye Serum? I. Don't. Sleep. I really don't. Some nights, I get 1.5 hours. Some nights I might get 5. It really depends. Sure, I feel really rested on 5, but it's only a fraction of the 8 hours suggested by doctors. Needless to say, I have BAGS. They are DARK. And therefore, the skin under my eyes isn't as firm or as youthful as it should be. See where the stigma needs to be thrown out the window? I'm not old by any means...but this product benefits me greatly!

A few of the other benefits, outside of being gentle: it doesn't have a harsh smell, it didn't hurt my eyes when I got it too close, the bottle is very aesthetically pleasing and the label is very well designed. The dispenser is very easy to use and the product doesn't just GUSH out like some that I have used. Also: a little goes a LONG way, so you know that your investment will last. :)

I need to point out: You won't see an immediate change. This product is great, but it's not an instant beauty spell in a bottle. You have to be patient, stick with it, and document where you've come from and where you are. I'm not sure if the results will "top off", but I will be sure to come back and update this post.

NOTE: I also plan to update with before and after photos, and my own image. If you are reading this, and there's a stock photo, I just haven't gotten that far yet! :)