LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist Review

LOTUSWEI

LOTUSWEI is a company that I had heard about before reading a New York Times article about products to help you sleep. As they pointed out, “Lifestyle advice is abundant: Watch the intake of caffeine, alcohol and heavy foods; keep your smartphone off your bedside table; consider taking up meditation.” If you’re doing all those, and still need help, then I would highly recommend you try what I purchased: LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist. 

The Quiet Mind Energy Mist is recommended if you want, “clarity, focus, relaxed body, quiet mind, sound sleep, ability to take breaks and be more effective.”

 LOTUSWEI

 LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist

There are several reasons that I wanted to try the LOTUSWEI brand. It’s not only cruelty free, it’s also vegan! In addition, it’s wonderfully different because Katie Hess, the founder of LOTUSWEI, has formulated her products based on flower alchemy, the “premise that your body operates like a finely-tuned instrument. Sometimes, it rings with perfect pitch — everything in perfect alignment. Sometimes, it needs a little re-tuning.”
        Here’s Katie at the park:
 LOTUSWEI
The 50 ml glass bottle instructs you to gently shake the bottle, breathe deeply and mist around face, neck and shoulders at least five times during the day. The aroma from that little bottle is an amazing fragrance of geranium, lemon, and coriander.
I had Taylora wonderful person at LOTUSWEI explain that flower elixirs are energetic remedies that work through our acupuncture meridians and help enhance state of mind. So somewhat like an acupuncture treatment, but without the needles. Different from aromatherapy and essential oils (using the body of the plant), flower essences are similar to collecting the mind or consciousness of the plant. What you are smelling is the aromatherapy that we add into the mist to make it smell yummy. The actual magic elixir has no scent. The elixirs in the LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist help quiet the mind, take more breaks, and relax.
I used the Quiet Mind Energy Mist for the recommended (at least) five times a day,  and it worked! So, I wondered how exactly did it work its magic? Taylor explained that the energetics of the flower mist is actually working on the energy of my body and creating a tangible shift in my state of mind.
Here’s a way Taylor had me think about what’s in the LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist bottle. “Imagine yourself in a huge field of sunflowers on a sunny day. How do you feel? Now imagine yourself in a luscious peony garden. How does that feel? The feeling is different right? Flower elixirs actually capture that feeling. That’s what LOTUSWEI is bottling up!”
 LOTUSWEI

LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist

In addition to the directions about about where to mist yourself, you can also mist your bed sheets, your pillows, and for that matter, your whole bedroom. It can used to mist your office (or cubicle space!), before an exciting event, or, of course, during stressful times. Lotus Wei states that, “most people will feel a dramatic difference in their everyday state of mind within two to three days, with a cumulative effect over time.” The bottle lasts three to four weeks, if used regularly, and I should find a significant shift in my mood after all that misting. I haven’t finished the bottle, but I’m really so pleased that the LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist worked so well, and so quickly for me. You can check the Lotus Wei website for other products that they offer: website, and for current pricing.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm Review

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup was part of a Collection that I recently received and reviewed. http://moxiereviews.com/2016/03/25/it-cosmetics-it-is-your-bye-bye-collection/, and I wanted to write a more detailed review of it because I loved it so much!

The new It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm is really unique as it’s formulated with skin loving ingredients like collagen, peptides, and antioxidants.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

is a 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm because

  1. It’s a sulfate and paraben free cleanser
  2. It quickly and easily removes all your makeup
  3. It is an anti-aging (it has collagen, peptides, and antioxidents), skin softening serum

The It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup is housed in a 2.82 plastic jar. It’s solid balm, and when you dip your fingers in, it has an oily, waxy kind of consistency.

 

bye bye makeup

 

You don’t  have to wet your skin first, just massage it in, and you will see/feel that it quickly melts into your skin. Then wash it off with warm water using your hands, or a face cloth. If you want more of a cleanse, or have a lot of makeup you need to get off, then you leave it on for 60 seconds.

 

I’ve been using it for two weeks now, and each time my skin has felt very smooth and soft. My skin can be dry sometimes, and I’m so glad that this was very gentle, and did not make my face feel tight after using it! It also didn’t leave a yucky film behind, like some other balms I’ve tried. (Didn’t review as I didn’t like them!) It does leave a very moisturizing feeling.

 

bye bye makeup

 

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

The only con I can think of is that it does have a scent (citrus) that some may not like. Personal preference, as it didn’t bother me at all, and as I sometimes have sensitive skin, I can write that it didn’t have any negative effect. I will definitely purchase this on my own, and highly recommend it!

Purchase the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup for $38 at itcosmetics. com

it cosmetics bye bye makeup

Disclosure: I received the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm for possible review.

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Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Tips For the Perfect At Home Manicure was written by Deco Miami  Founder, Julianna. You can read a little more about her cruelty free and vegan nail lacquer at the end of the post. “Ladies tell me all the time that they love nail polish, but are soo bad at painting their own nails. Here are some tips that I’ve picked up for an awesome mani that you can do yourself.

 

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 Always use a top and base coat

I know, it’s hard to remember to use a top and base coat,  but they really really really will improve the quality of your mani. For one, painting a base coat on your nails will make your nail smoother so that your color will go on more evenly. A base coat will also protect your actual nail from being stained by your polish, because sometimes lacquers with yellow pigments (yellows, greens, some aquas, oranges) might leave a yellow tint on your nails.

A top coat’s purpose is easy to understand: not only does it make your nail glossier, but it’s meant to act as a protective barrier to prevent chips. Ever notice that your top coat doesn’t chip? That’s because the formula is a little different from color formula so that it doesn’t “flake off” in the same way that your color might if you banged your nail against something.

It’s not a huge deal if you’re in a hurry and need to paint over your old mani with a new color, as long as the brands are the same.

Every nail polish brand has a slightly different formula, and sometimes they don’t mix well when you put one on top of the other. I’ve never had any issues painting Deco lacquer over Deco lacquer, but Deco lacquer over another brand (or visa versa) always results in frustration as the newly applied coat never seems to completely harden. Like goes with like. Pro Tip: This rule especially holds true for top coats!

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Color contrasts accentuate short nails, and color compliments make your nails seem bigger
If you have short nails, an easy trick to make them appear longer is simply to paint your nails with a neutral toned color that’s the same hue as your skin tone. For example, I have a rosy hue to my skin, and dusty pink créme, Nip Slip, looks awesome on my nails for this reason. I can get away with wearing Tied Down when I have shorter nails, because even though it’s a dark color, it has a burgundy tint to it that compliments the red in my skin. I only dare to wear Black Like My Soul or Brickell Blue when my nails are longer because the colors are such a contrast on my skin tone, so my nails pop out more. 

Less is more
If you’re a bit of a messy nail polish painter, always remember that less is more when it comes to covering your nail. People get into trouble when they try to paint over their entire nail and accidentally get polish on their skin. The trick is simply to paint each nail with deliberate strokes more towards the center of your nail. Your nails will also look sleeker if you do it this way, because you’re creating the illusion that your nails are longer by not adding more width to them.

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 

Use a crystal nail file
A crystal file is better than a traditional cheapy nail file because the rough part of the file is super fine and practically melts off the ridges of your nails. It’s also cleaner than a traditional sandpapery file, and a glass file won’t wear down so you never have to buy another one!

Solidify your paint job
Run your freshly painted nails (like, 5-10 minutes after painting them) under cold water for 2-3 minutes to help harden the lacquer. Coldness hardens lacquer, this is an easy way to add some immediate durability to your mani. 

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Stability
Maybe this is obvious to some of you, but put your hand down on a tabletop when you paint it! It’s much easier to neatly paint something when it isn’t floating around in front of you. Especially when you’re painting with your non-dominant hand. (Meaning, if you’re right handed and painting your right hand with your left hand.)

Patience, patience, patience!
Patience is the key, even though I know you don’t want to hear that! Take your time when you’re painting your nails, and allow each coat to dry before adding another coat. It’s better to take your time than to be messy and have to re-do your nails all over again.”

xx,
Jules

 

Deco Miami is 8-Free nail lacquer. There is no DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and it’s THPH free. They are not only cruelty free, bu they are also vegan!

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It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

Check out this incredible five-piece It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection. Four of the anti-aging products will debut on QVC Friday, March 25, 2016 at midnight (ET), and will be offered for one day only, It Girls!

Here’s a photo of what is included in the Collection:

  It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

There are five products, and four of them are new!

  1. Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination, the full-coverage concealer is now infused with the look of light.
  2. The new Bye Bye Pores Blush
  3. New Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush
  4. The new Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
  5. Also included is the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder.

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

About Each Product:

1. The new Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination. I’m sure you’ve all tried the Bye Bye Under Eye, which is an award winning product. This is now infused with Drops of Light
Technology to brighten the look of your skin with soft luminosity. It is a full coverage concealer, and it is very easy to use. Simply warm it up by placing a dot size amount on the back of your hand, and rub it gently with your fingertip. Then tap the concealer directly onto your under eye area, or whatever else you wish to conceal on your face.Then blend with an It Cosmetics brush in a circular motion to smooth the concealer over your skin. And here’s a tip. To give this concealer a soft-velvet finish, dust some of the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder over the top to set it. (Read more about that product below).

 It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

 

2. The new Bye Bye Pores Blush Airbrush Brightening Blush. This is sheer, easily buildable, and really soft, silk-infused blush. Yes, it does give you a naturally pretty flush of color.

 

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

 

3. The new Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush. OMG! The It Cosmetics brushes are really divine. Since you can see what the whole brush looks like (see first photo of all the products); I thought I would take a photo of what my eyes see when I look stare down at the dome-shaped head of this really plush brush. The fibers are cut to optically blur away the look of imperfections on your skin. You will not be disappointed with the latest brush!
New! Heavenly Skin™ Bye Bye Pores™ Powder Brush Custom-cut with a super plush, dome-shaped head, this revolutionary brush features skin-loving fibers that optically blur away the look of imperfections for flawless, skin-perfecting results every time!

 

4. The new Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm is really unique. Of course, it’s cruelty free, but it’s also paraben free and sulfate free.

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

In addition, since it’s It Cosmetics, you know that it is formulated with skin loving ingredients like collagen, peptides, and antioxidants. You can use this cleanser to take all your makeup off; I only used in on my face, and not to remove my eye makeup. I’m glad I don’t even have to wet my skin first. Just massage it into my skin, and then wash it off with warm water. You can also use a face cloth. I’ve been using it for a week now, and each time my skin has felt very smooth and soft. My skin can be dry sometimes, and I’m so glad that this was very gentle, and did not make my face feel tight after using it!

 

 

5. Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder is a fan favorite, so those who have already purchased it separately shoudn’t mind having it in the Kit. I’m assuming that you’ve watched at least one presentation by Jamie Kern (the founder of It Cosmetics) on QVC. Here she is talking about the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder!

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

Swirl your new Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush into the compact, and tap the brush gently on the lid to remove excess powder. Then, softly buff the powder onto your skin in curcular motions to blur the look of pores and fine lines. It can be worn alone on your bare skin, or over makeup. Also, in case you missed it earlier in the post, you can use this to give a soft velvet finish to the Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination. It feel so silky smooth because it is actually formulated with real silk!

 

It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection

Remember, this will only be offered on QVC on Friday, March 25, 2016 at midnight (ET) until 11:59 p.m. (PT). You can go to QVC.com, the QVC apps, or call (800) 345-1515.
Disclosure: I received the It Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection for possible review.

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Burt’s Bees Lipsticks Review & Photos

Burt’s Bees Lipsticks

Burt’s Bees Lipsticks were something that I had purchased before I was even asked to write this post. I love their cruelty free products, so I was very excited to try their new lipsticks! I’ll share with you lots of photos, and write about what I love about the new lipstick shades.

burt's bees lipstick

Burt’s Bees Lipsticks

The first thing you’ll notice is the super cute honeycomb packaging. The tube is very lightweight, recyclable, and a little bit taller than a typical lipstick.

Burt's Bees Lipsticks

There are lots of reasons why I love the new Burt’s Bees Lipsticks; they are not only cruelty free, but also one hundred percent natural! Here are some of the natural ingredients in the lipsticks: vitamin E, beeswax, Moringa oil – an essential fatty acid to help soften and condition your lips – and raspberry seed oil.

I found that my lips felt like they were being covered in a formula that was very smooth and lightweight, yet thick with moisture. I couldn’t smell any distinct frgrance, nor detect any taste, and there was no stickiness! Also, as a working Mom, I don’t have time to keep reapplying my lip product, and I love that after only one application of the Burt’s Bees Lipsticks the smooth satin finish lasted several hours. I can believe the Burt’s Bees claim that the lipstick would provide up to eight hours, of moisture. Of course, that all depends on what you’re drinking and eating.  And, remember, no licking your lips if they feel dry. Apply more of the soothing lipstick! Even after my usual daily midmorning coffee break, my  rich, pigmented lipcolor, which in this case was Ruby Ripple, was still apparent.

Burt’s Bees Lipsticks

swatch of the shade Ruby Ripple

Burt's Bees Lipsticks

 

The lipsticks come in fourteen shades, so there will most definitely be a color that is right for your skin tone and easy to match shades with your wardrobe, whatever the occassion. I like to wear some color on my lips, whether it’s to add polish to my makeup look, or simply add a pop of color when I’m doing weekend activities with my family. The new lipsticks allow me to do that, with the added bonus of being incredibly moisturizing for hours.

burt's bees lipsticks

Extra bonus points that the Burt’s Bees Lipsticks are easy to purchase in person; I purchased mine at Whole Foods. The Burt’s Bees website has a store locator, and if none of the many locations are easy to get to, you can also purchase online:  http://www.burtsbees.com/Lipstick/792850894402,default,pd.html.

I love that Burt’s Bees Lipsticks are a great combination of a 100% natural moisturizer for my lips with a rich color payoff. I definitely recommend you try at east one of the Burt’s Bees lipstick shades, because I agree with their tagline, “My lips look good and feel great.”

Burt’s Bees Lipsticks

Check out some of the links:

http://www.burtsbees.com/Lipstick/792850894402,default,pd.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burtsbees

Twitter: https://twitter.com/burtsbees/

 

 

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post #ad. However, I purchased my own product, and the opinions expressed here are my own.

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