Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Beautiful Curtains With a Modern Feel

Okay, so I know this is a yarn blog but you know I can't help myself when I find cool curtains while surfing the net. I just had to share them with you. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The beauty of knitting and crochet

Here are some more beautiful knits from around the web that I would love to share with you.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Pulped Pomegranate Red Earth Clay Spa Mask Review

I am very excited to be able to share with you my opinion on the Montagne Jeunesse Pulped Pomegranate Red Earth Clay Spa Mask. I received this mask in my Violet Voxbox from Influenster. You can read more about that HERE.

Before I share my experience, I would like to share some information about this product. First and foremost, here is the ingredient list:

Aqua (Purified Water), Kaolin (Natural Clay), Illite (Mediterranean Clay), Glucose (Sugar), Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Limonene*, Parfum (Fragrance), Cinnamomum Zeylancium (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Origin), Eugenol*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Glucose Oxidase (Sugar Origin), Lactoperoxidase (Milk Origin). *Naturally Found In Essential Oils.

Before I buy any cosmetic product, I always read the ingredients. When I received this mask, that is exactly what I did. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that all these ingredients are natural. If this mask contained certain ingredients like parabens, artificial dyes, and mineral oil I probably wouldn't even dare to put this product on my face.

Here are the claims made on the packaging of the mask:
Prepare your skin for a truly incredible, fresh pulped and juiced, deep-cleansing journey with the Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Face Mask. Montagne Jeunesse infused Mediterranean clay with suitably spicy cinnamon and pulped pomegranate to protect. This juicy boost will captivate your skin and your senses.
Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Face Mask:
  • Pulped pomegranate
  • Unbelievable deep cleanse
  • So rejuvenating, your skin will be ready to take on the world!

After trying on the mask I would have to say that I definitely agree with the above claims. My skin felt really clean and fresh after using this mask.

  • Great at cleaning the pores
  • Evens out the skin tone.
  • Small portion - no dry, expired clay mask to throw away. I like that it is one-time-use. I think Im definitely saving money like this. I never finish my full-size face masks and end up throwing a lot away.
  • Easy to use - no mess!
  • Vegan ingredients
  • Cruelty free!!!

What can be improved upon:

The only thing that I would love for the company to improve is in the ingredients list, specify what kind of fragrance is used.  I hope that it is a natural fragrance and not artificial. 

Disclaimer: "I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Influenster VioletVoxBox

I have recently received my long awaited VioletVoxBox compliments of Influenster. Here is a description that came with it:

"Inspired by this season's dark, moody florals, the Violet VoxBox is for the beauty queen of Influenster Nation. And, as surely as winter comes, we know that under layers of snow, spring violets still grow."

I just love how beautifully that is phrased! Here are the contents of the box:

Goody Athletique Headbands: $6.00 
Goody Athletique provides hold and comfort so you can be physically active and strong in body and mind. 

This came right in time for New Years resolutions. I am very excited to wear this while I jump around on my Wii Fit.

Sally Hansen New Triple Shine Nail Color: $4.99
New Triple Shine Nail Color! Daily defense from water and wear. Get ready for the shiniest nails ever! Water to workout, day in and day out, nothing will dull these nails. Available in 30 shades.  

I have the perfect outfit for this polish!!!

SOYJOY: $0.99
SOYJOY is an all-natural, gluten free snack bar made with non-GMO soybeans and real fruit pieces. Between 130-140 calories, SOYJOY is a great on-the-go snack or it can be enjoyed warm (unwrap and microwave for 8-10 seconds for a "fresh-baked" experience!) with coffee or a tea.

As a mom of a toddle I love a good healthy snack on the go! Plus, I love that this has non-GMO soy. For the last couple of years my husband and I have been really reading the ingredients of all the food we buy. However, I am probably going to try this one warm because it sounds really delicious! 

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas: $2.49
Join the Revolution and start a new weekly skincare regime with Clay Spas from Montagne Jeunesse. These natural bamboo fabric masks are infused with clay for cleansing experience that is better, quicker and easier than ever before. 

Just like with food, I am very conscious about the ingredients in my cosmetics.  The first thing I did when I received this package is read the ingredients. I was not disappointed. Everything on the list is something I recognized. Love that!

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak  Refreshing Dry Shampoo: $5.99
I know you're busy keeping up with social life! So don't waste precious time in the bathroom, just use Clean Freak. Get that perfect hair (and the perfect guy!) before all the other girls. Expect more room on your social calendar because this salon formula dry shampoo will have you and your hair ready for a night out on the town. 

I am a firm believer that hair shouldn't be washed everyday. In fact, I only wash my hair abut twice a week. I have been using this dry shampoo for the last couple weeks and I really like it!

Disclaimer: "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes." 
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