Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What's the Deal Dreadful? Review of Azara Oraganic's Organic Seaweed Powder

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     Hello Lovelies,
        I am back today with another skincare review. Today I am reviewing Azara Organic's Organic Seaweed Powder which is used for masks and wraps.  I am always looking for new facial masks to try out since they are part of my skincare routine. The product arrived quickly and was well packaged. The seaweed powder arrives in a huge plastic container with a black screw top lid. The powder itself is a mossy green in color and smells of seaweed (obviously). I liked the fact that I didn't need lots of other additional ingredients in order to whip up a mask for my face. Basically I scooped a small bit of the powder and added water until I had the paste light consistency that I wanted and applied with with a flat brush all over my face. The mask itself had a cooling sensation which was really quite pleasant.I allowed the mask to sit on my face until it was dry, about 20 minutes or so since I can do other things while I am waiting for my mask to dry. After washing off the mask, my skin felt wonderful. It was soft and clean so I am really impressed. I used this product at least once a week sometimes even twice when I want to feel pampered and revitalize my skin.







   If you would like to pick up your own jar of Azara Organic's Organic Seaweed Powder you can do so on Amazon. It is $59.99 however it is currently on sale for $19.99. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What's the Deal Dreadful? Review of Bella Organic Vanilla Mint Deodorant

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    Hello Lovelies,
               I am back again and this time I am reviewing Bella Organic's Vanilla Mint Deodorant.  Now I will admit that I was a little concerned with trying an organic chemical free deodorant since I wasn't sure that it was going to hold up to the test. I have been using the regular deodorants for years however I wanted to get away from all the chemicals since the aluminum in it isn't good for you. When I received my package I was a bit taken back by the size of the jar.  I was sure that since I live in the hot and humid South that this jar would instantly be used up in a week. However I followed the directions and started with the detox. I essentially followed the Deodorant Detox on this page.  I applied a pea size amount from the jar and applied it with my fingers. While I would have preferred a stick delivery system I was surprised and pleased how well it worked. The formula smelled wonderful and the consistency wasn't too dry or too wet. It works wonderfully! While I was sweating I wasn't stinking so I was thrilled. The true test will be when the summer arrives.


    If you would like to purchase your own jar of Bella Organic's Vanilla Mint Deodorant you can do so on their website and it is $10.25. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies!


Monday, April 27, 2015

What's the Deal Dreadful? Review of Oz Natural's Retinol Serum

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   Hello Lovelies,
     I am back again with another review. Today I am reviewing Oz Natural's Retinol Serum. I am always looking for new serums to try in order to maintain a youthful look. As a mother of three, I will admit that my skin doesn't have the same luster as it did when I was younger. It is never to early or late to start taking care of your skin. The serum arrived quickly and was well packaged in an amber colored glass bottle with a pump applicator. The serum itself is a gel like consistency with a rather orange hue to it. Since most serums I have tried were colorless I was surprised to see the orange hue. However the coloring of the serum does not stain in the least. There was a slight tingling sensation when I applied it however it dissipates quickly. I have used this twice a day both in the morning and in the evening. I was my face, then I apply toner and then I apply the serum. The serum dries quickly without any sticky or greasy feeling afterwards. After the serum is dry then I apply my moisturizer. I have noticed improvement with both my uneven skin tone and a couple of dark spots that I have. My skin feels smoother and softer. I am super pleased with this product.
This is a stock photo since my camera is currently down. 

   If you would like to pick up your own bottle of Oz Natural's Retinol Serum you can do so on Amazon. It is currently sold out however keep checking back on Amazon to see if it is in stock. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

What's the Deal Dreadful? Review of Under 15 Minutes Vegetarian Quick and Easy Recipes

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     Hello Again Lovelies,
         I am back again with another review. Today I am reviewing 15 Minutes Vegetarian Quick and Easy Recipes  . I love cookbooks however I will admit that there are some times when I don't want to spend 3 hours in my kitchen making something. So I was thrilled with the ability to review this cookbook. It is broken down into sections : the busy mom,  romantic meals and even a kids section. All of the sections have breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert recipes  which I was surprised to see. I was also really thrilled to see that there was a kid recipe portion of the book as well since often finding vegetarian cookbooks with kid recipes are few and far between. So that was a definite plus. It was written wonderfully and with easy enough instructions that my 11 year old can easily follow and help me while I am preparing these meals. I also really liked the fact that the author went again the grain and opted out of using recipes with tofu and tempeh which a lot of vegetarian cookbooks fall back on. I know a lot of my friends who aren't vegetarian often wonder what to make when they have vegetarians over for dinner and I have suggested this book since it has a little bit of everything.




    If you would like to pick up your own copy of 15 Minutes Vegetarian Quick and Easy Recipes  you can do so on Amazon. It is either $24.95 in Print or $2.99 on Ebook Format. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies!


What's the Deal Dreadful? Review of Sumo Ice Cream Scoop

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   Hello Lovelies,
     I am back with another review. Today I am reviewing Sumo Ice Cream Scoop. I have been looking for a decent ice cream scoop since my Kitchenaid one has started to oxide. When the item first arrived the first thing I noticed was the weight. It is extremely solid and is quite a bit heavier than my other ice scoop. I immediately placed it in my dishwasher . It came out with a problem. The handle is very comfortable and easy to grip and maneuver. My wrists are not as strong as they used to be and this scoop was easy to use. I found that it does glide through brick hard ice cream when you do follow the directions of placing the tip in hot water. If you don't it won't handle as it should. I wasn't worried that the scoop would break or chip when handling the hard ice cream since it is such a solid piece. I think that it is a wonderful addition to anyone's kitchen.


   If you would like to pick up your own Sumo Ice Cream Scoop you can do so on Amazon. It is $24.95 however it is currently on sale for $14.95. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies!



Saturday, April 25, 2015

What's the Deal Dreadful ? Review of Complete Skin Solutions Niacinamide Pure Vitamin B3 Serum

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    Hello Lovelies,
      I am back with today with a review of Complete Skin Solutions Niacinamide Pure Vitamin B3 Serum   .I have never tired a serum with Niacinamine before so I was eager to try it and see the results. I loved the fact that it is 100% pure and free of parabens, chemicals and chemicals. The product arrived quickly with no issues and was well packaged. The serum itself comes in a plastic see through bottle with a pump applicator to distribute the product. Please note that a  little goes a long way so take care when using the pump for the first time. The serum is clear with a watery gel like consistency. It applies smoothly and has no discernible scent which is nice. The serum absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a sticky or oily feeling afterwards. I wash my face, apply a toner and then apply this serum. After the serum is dry I also apply a moisturizer and I apply this twice a day. I have had no issue with applying my makeup in the morning. My skin feels softer, tighter and I have noticed the two dark spots that I have on my face have begun to fade. So needless to say I am super impressed!

   If you would like to pick up your own bottle of Complete Skin Solutions Niacinamide Pure Vitamin B3 Serum, you can do so on Amazon. It is $49.95 however it is currently on sale for $18.50. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies!




Thursday, April 23, 2015

What's the Deal Dreadful? Review of Smart Weigh Bathroom Scale

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  Hello Lovelies,
         I am back again and today I am doing a review of the Smart Weigh Bathroom Scale. I have been wanting a better way to keep track of my weight loss and I figured what better way than to get a new scale and see my results on the screen in front of me. The Smart Weigh Scale arrived quickly and was well packaged in its box. There wasn't an issue with having to try to set the scale up and there was no calibration needed. There are five people in my household and this scale remembers up to eight different people which is pretty impressive. The LED changes color for each person which makes it a nice touch and the scale can accommodate up to 400 pounds.  However the new user must double tap the scale in order to enter themselves manually. There are four large plates on the scale for the user to place his or her feet on it to weigh. This is a great improvement over my other scale which has four small bars on the sides which made it difficult to place my feet on it accurately. This is not true of the Smart Weigh Scale. The plates are large and there is no need to try to balance or having to place your foot just right in order to get a reading. The LED screen is what I would consider average size I didn't have an issue of needing to use my glasses to read it. It takes 4 AAA batteries which come with it. I will make a note that this scale does not work on carpet since it needs a firm surface similar to my other electronic scale. Overall I am super pleased with this scale with the larger foot plates and the ability to remember eight people.







    If you would like to pick up your own Smart Weigh Bathroom Scale you can do so on Amazon. It is $59.99 however it is currently on sale for $39.99. I hope that you enjoyed this installment of What's the Deal Dreadful, until next time lovelies!