Thursday, May 30, 2019

Daily Goodie Box- May 2019

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

I received some awesome stuff in my May Goodie Box. Lots of beauty self love treatments, between tasty beverages, masks, and snacks! 
Checkout each item below!

KÖE - Organic Kombucha: I'm not a big fan of kombucha but I've heard of the great health benefits about drinking it in moderation. Packed with probiotics, this drink is definitely a taste you have to get use to. This particular one contains 90 calories, 0g of fat, and 4 billion probiotics. It is USDA Organic, vegan, and gluten free. I received the Raspberry Lemon flavor, and wow was it tart! I enjoyed the sizzle it contained, but the flavor was hard to swallow. Though I would be open to try other flavors, this one is just not for me. It's great for the gut though!

Pure Aura - Cosmic Shimmer Hologram Foil Mask: This beauty mask is made to soothe, hydrate, and firm your skin. It contains a dual layer, or charcoal on one side and foil on the other, to help keep the moisture from evaporating. It contains several healthy ingredients such as: Glycerin to improve circulation and soothe inflammation, Honeysuckle to also soothe inflamed skin, Chamomile to moisturize, soothe, and soften, Marigold to help inflammation and aid in healing-with a cell renewal property, and last but not least, Wormwood to help promote blood circulation, improve metabolism, nourish skin and renew it. All these ingredients are great in the anti aging process. The mask was came in 2 parts, and was pretty easy to apply, though very interesting to wear. I loved the fun sparkle it had, but the fit bit was a little wonky in some spots so I had to readjust several times. Over all it was fun to experiment with. It has a great smell and left my face feeling soft.

Goddess Garden - Facial SPF30 Natural Sunscreen Lotion: Having sunscreen on hand, especially through the summer, is definitely something we all need to keep our skin healthy! Goddess Garden's sun lotion is a non-nano zinc oxide mineral sunscreen that includes Immortelle essential oil, which is a natural anti-aging ingredient to help repair wrinkles and moisturizes the skin while protecting from the sun's harmful UV rays. It's the perfect sunscreen for the beach, because it stays water resistant for up to 40 minutes, and it is reef safe, so it will not harm the environment. It is free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, and phthalates. It is also biodegradable, vegan, and certified by Leaping Bunny to be cruelty free. I applied the sunscreen before going out, and was sad to say, I hated it. Though it rubbed on well, once it dried, my face felt like dusty clay. I was not fond of the smell, and that texture was very off-putting. I found that it is also very hard to wash off. Unfortunately it is not one of my favorites.

CUSA Tea - Premium Instant Tea Variety Pack: I love these variety tea packs! They're perfect to test out each flavor to see what is the best. The instant powder makes it so easy to have a mug of hot tea without the wait to brew it. They all taste great and even better with cream and sugar. This pack included two servings each of Organic English Breakfast, Lemon Black, Chai and Mango Green Teas, and then one serving each of Organic Oolong and Organic Green Teas. The tea is so easy to make, you can bring it with you on the go! It is certified paleo and keto, as well as vegan friendly and gluten free.

Kika’s Treats - Salted Crunchy Caramels: These salted crunchy caramels were so delicious, making a wonderful afternoon snack. They had just the right flavor and, though a little chewy for my preference, they were perfect. These caramels were made with the following ingredients: Bittersweet Chocolate (cacao beans, sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin {an emulsifier}, vanilla beans), Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Organic Cream, Glucose, Organic Butter, Organic Puffed Brown Rice, Kosher Salt, Sea Salt Flakes. Making them 100% Natural and amazing on your taste buds!

Michele’s Granola - Grab-and-Go Snack Size Granola: A yummy and healthy snack, you can eat any time of day. I received the original flavor, though they have several other flavors to choose from! This granola had such a great flavor, perfect to eat as is or add into yogurt! It was made with a tasty blend of coconut, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, and a touch of Madagascar Vanilla. It is certified vegan and verified by the Non GMO Project. It was also baked with wind power, how cool is that?! It makes the perfect afternoon snack!

PiperWai - Natural Deodorant Stick: Made with activated charcoal to help neutralize odors, this deodorant glides on easily, leaving a smooth clean feel. It is made with 100% natural ingredients, and leaves behind a fresh scent, consisting of an essential oil blend using: Peppermint, Clary, Bergamot, Tangerine, Thyme, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Clove, Lavender, and Rosemary. As most natural deodorants work, you must reapply after bathing or exercise, and sometimes multiple times throughout the day to keep the odors away. It's a very soft deodorant and feels nice on the pits. Definitely one to try if you're in the market for a natural one!

Prince & Spring - Organic Applesauce Pouches: These applesauce pouches are perfect for an on the go snack. Made from 100% USA Organic Apples and no sugar added, these make such a healthy snack for people of all ages! The applesauce itself has a bit of a tartness to it, due to no added sugar, but kids will love getting to slurp the goodness out. They make a great school snack, and perfect to eat on the go! 

 I've enjoyed trying another batch of products and looking forward to the next! Would you like to try your in Goodie Box for free? Join the Daily Goodie Box to receive your own set of products to test!
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 I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Intimate Connection - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

   The Intimate Connection by Dr. Kevin Leman is a self help book based on the secrets to building up a lifelong romance, and a better marriage with your spouse. This book talks about key secrets to increase the bond one another has together, continuing a lifestyle of intimacy, learning to fully respect each other, and open the doors of communication. Some key points that are covered in this book are •gaining the ability to understand each others needs, backgrounds, and personalities •talk so your spouse really listens •turn negative game-play into positive behavior, and •create deep and long-lasting intimacy together.

There are are a lot of topics covered in this book, some that you may want to skip over, some that you may find really helpful, and some that you know might help someone else. Dr. Kevin Leman is full of advice and really goes into depth on all kinds of information. I really enjoyed reading about different personality types, and matches based on birth order. Though I didn't really relate to the descriptions, it was interesting to read his take on them. I like that there are different scenarios used in the chapters, to kind of help pave a picture of things different couples go through. There are a lot of interesting ideas in this book, making it great for both first time married couples, or long term marriages. 

You can find The Intimate Connection available for purchase on Amazon, as well as many other books written by Dr. Kevin Leman. 

This post is made possible by the Revell Reads Program in providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions my own. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

7 Useful Tips To Help You Choose the Right Eyeglass Frames

  *↓Guest Post by Jupitoo Glasses↓  

When purchasing a pair of prescription eyeglasses online, it can be very difficult to find an ideal glasses frame. Although eyeglasses Try-On APP can help to easily find a glasses frame suitable for your face shape, an ideal glasses frame can still be hard to find since more factors are involved, including dimensions of the glasses frame, comfortableness, skin color, age, career and others. Please refer to the following 7 useful TIPs to locate your favorite frame style.

1. Face shape

glasses for your face shape

No matter you have an oval face, square face, round face, triangle face, diamond face or heart-shaped face? We have prepared a detailed guidance to help you enhance your appearance by finding you ideal frames, here: How to pick the right glasses for your face shape

2. Frame dimensions

glasses frame dimensions
Dimensions of the frame are labeled on legs of glasses. For example, 54¿Ú18-135 means that the lens width size is 54mm, the nose bridge size is 18mm, and length of the glasses leg is 135mm.

1) Specifications of glasses legs are more important, since incorrect sizes can cause wrong lens angle or glasses slipping from the nose.
2) Too tight or too loose frames can both cause uncomfortable wearing experience. Too tight frames can squeeze the temples; too loose ones can cause the glasses dropping down.
3) The frame width should match the distance between pupils. Please make sure that pupils are in the middle of lenses on the glasses frame. So how do you know your PD? Please refer to this article: How to Measure Your PD(Pupillary Distance)

3. Matching of frame color and skin color

Face Complexion And Frame Color

The frame color should match your skin color to enhance your appearance just as the way it does to your face. This is more important than your hair color and more decisive than your eye color.

If your bottom skin color contains yellow, aeneous or golden, frames in light gray, brown, golden or honey color, beige and olive green will suit well.

If your skin contains pink or blue bottom color, please select silver, black, dark grey, pink, purple, blue, fuchsia and grey frames.

4. Choose a suitable frame according to ages

The glasses frame should be light for children and the nose pads should be lower. Since the nasal bone of a child is still not mature and changes fast during the process of growth, glass frames should be equipped with hangers. Plastic frames are recommended for school children; metal glasses frames are not recommended since nose pads on them can easily cause skin allergies and put pressure on the nasal bone.

The young should choose their glasses frames based on pupil distances, faces and nose bridges. The frame should also match the skin color and hair color to highlight the temperament and demeanor of young men. Generally speaking, young women prefer slim, elegant titanium glasses and cat-eye glasses with bright colors; young men prefer mixed-material glasses with straightforward structures and dark colors.

The elderly should choose upon actual demand. Since the elderly often use glasses to read books or newspapers, full-frame glasses are more convenient no matter for long or short distance.

5. Matching of glasses and the hair style

Matching of glasses and the hair style
Bangs(also known as a fringe) ¨C upper border of the glasses should not contact with the front hair; curly hair ¨C the glasses frame should not be too large so as to avoid contacting with the hair.

6. Matching of glasses and clothes

You can also choose the frame style according to your temperament. In general, there are three types: harmonious ¨C matching by adopting the same tone; contrast ¨C choosing warm or cold tones to set off; decorative ¨C adopting striking frame colors to decorate your clothes.

7. Glasses suitable for various kinds of scenarios

It is important to choose a pair of glasses matching your personality and the specific scenario. Wearing small, delicate semi-rimless glasses on formal occasions makes you elegant and efficient; wearing popular browline glasses during leisure or gathering scenarios is both young and fashionable; of course, you can also choose polygon glasses according to your preference to enter some personal parties and gatherings.

After finding your favorite glasses frame according to 7 TIPs above, you need to learn how to read your prescription next. Then you can choose the suitable type of prescription glasses and lens coating, and only these two factors are the most important factors to improve your wearing comfort.