Thursday, April 23, 2015

REVIEW: The New Cappelli Straworld PACK-A-HAT!

We are all excited to hit the beaches, enjoy family picnics and outings, work out in the yard and in our gardens now that Winter is behind us. If you are anything like me, you love relaxing at the beach with your toes in the sand watching the waves crash against the sand.  But with those fun-filled times spent outdoors comes responsibility. Protecting your skin and yourself from the harmful rays of the sun! Sunscreen often is not enough, the more we learn about the harm the sun can do to your body. The newly designed Pack-A-Hat from Cappelli Strawworld, Inc. is a super cute and fashionable way to protect your precious skin from the sun and and an ideal way to ensure you are safe from any harmful sun rays. These darling hats are UPF 50 Plus and they offer huge health and beauty benefits while keeping you looking resort chic!


The wonderful staff over at Lipton Publicity sent me the fabulous PACK-A-HAT!™ FROM CAPPELLI STRAWORLD to review. Pack A Hat is an charming tote-style miniature wristlet bag in elegant shimmering stripes that contains within it a stylish and matching packable sun hat with a 4 1/2 inch brim.  I get great peace of mind in knowing that the fabric of this fashion forward hat offers a UPF 50+ rating which is a huge health and anti-aging beauty bonus and with May as melanoma awareness month we are all reminded of sun protection importance.  This glorious set is available in five brilliant colors.  Here are the details about this splendid product: 

Cappelli Straworld, Inc. Pack-A-Hat
Price: $25
Colors: Black, Natural, Toast, Royal and White


The wristlet tote measures 9 1/2 " wide x 7 " tall and features classy glamorous glittery horizontal stripes and each bag is decorated with the distinctive Cappelli Straworld etched wood logo and faux leather embellishments on the zipper closures. Each tote has a matching color coordinated solid hat inside.


I received this irresistible set in the flattering Toast Color combination.  It is going to look so beautiful with so many of my summer bathing suits and outfits!  The Cappelli Straworld Pack-A-Hat is as stylishly adorable as it is utterly practical and at an affordable price of $25! This makes it a popular choice for both something you purchase for yourself, as well as an ideal gift for someone you love! How about giving this combo to Mom for Mother's Day! The hat and wristlet tote are so classy and stylish that it makes it an ageless and timeless gift! With our time outside increasing, so is going to be our time indulging in the sun! With the Cappelli Straworld Pack-A-Hat wristlet and hat combo, with a UPF 50+ rating, you can rest assured that your skin stays protected while you do your many outdoor activities that you love. 

The sunhat is nestled inside the charming striped wristlet tote making protecting your beautiful skin from the sun easy! I love that the hat and tote are small in scale which makes it so easy to carry around with me wherever my journey's this summer take me, yet it is large in appeal, so very delightful in style! You can always have it with you for whenever the sun comes out! The design of the hat is fun and practical, and the tote and hat feature superb craftsmanship and rendered using the best materials! The hat and tote comes in beautiful color combinations and they look sleek and fantastic! The combo set is perfect for everyday use, as well as ideal for bringing along on your vacations. It is appealing to women of all ages and lifestyles, and will work well with whatever outfits or bathing attire you wear. 

 You can visit the HARTFORD YORK website directly by CLICKING HERE to purchase this divine set. You can also discover the wide range of other sensational products offered there! Have fun shopping!

This concludes my review.

Disclosure: I received the Cappelli Straworld Pack-A-Hat from Lipton Publicity for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Cappelli Straworld in any manner. Registered & Protected

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

REVIEW: Silk'n SonicCleanPlus

I always think when I am cleansing my face that I am washing away all the dirt, oil and dead skin that gradually latches onto my skin throughout the day.  Especially at night when I am removing my makeup, I naturally think that my cleanser is adequately removing all my makeup, right?  This is a normal way to think....... hmmmmm, think again!  It was not until I used the Silk'n SonicCleanPlus that I realized my cleansers, and I am referring to all kinds of cleansers that I've been using, are only washing away the surface makeup, dirt, oils, etc. that are on my skin.  They are not penetrating enough to remove all the makeup, dirt, oils, etc. that have been building up on my skin.  In just a few weeks of using the sensational Silk'n SonicCleanPlus, I am noticing such an improvement in the overall condition of my skin, a measurable improvement that has me shocked at the fantastic results and over the moon happy with the noticeable improvement in the appearance of my skin.  Here are the details about this exceptional device.


The folks over at  Silk'n sent me a fabulous Pink Silk'n SonicCleanPlus device.  I have used similar devices to this one in the past, and I know from experience how enjoyable they make facial cleansing to be.  I used to almost dread going through my whole cleansing routine.  But when you have an at home spa like device to make the task easier and pampering, then you begin to look forward to the ritual!  Here are the details on the Silk'n SonicCleanPlus:

Silk'n SonicCleanPlus
Price:  $118.00 Now Priced at $89.99 With Free Shipping
Available in Pink or Gray


Introducing SonicCleanPlus - Deep skin cleansing with sonic technology!

Now get deep skin cleansing at home with SonicCleanPlus! For use on normal, oily or dry skin types, SonicCleanPlus delivers daily facial and whole body deep-cleansing for healthier, younger looking skin. The SonicCleanPlus is easy to use and only takes a few minutes each day to achieve cleaner and more radiant skin. SonicCleanPlus will gently soften skin while effectively removing dead skin cells and other impurities.

Features and Benefits:

  • For daily use on body and face
  • 3 Interchangeable brushes and countertop stand included
  • 60 sec. auto-timer to track each treatment area time
  • 2 function modes: vibrating and pulsating
  • 2 speed settings for a deep-cleansing or gentle clean
  • Water resistant, safe to use in shower
  • Rechargeable and cordless
  • Removes 6 x more makeup and dirt than hands alone
  • Available in pink and grey

How It Works:

The Silk'n SonicCleanPlus uses sonic vibration technology with the largest motor on the market. The SonicCleanPlus motor generates a strong vibration that is sent to every bristle on the brush head. This large motor produces high frequency vibrations for a higher performance level. The gentle but powerful micro-fiber bristles effectively remove dirt, makeup, and dry or flaky skin cells.

The SonicCleanPlus features two unique cleansing modes:

  • Vibrate mode- to increase the flow of oxygen through the skin to improve blood circulation.
  • Pulsating mode- to improve elasticity and overall look and feel.  
Within each mode there are two different settings, a gentle option and then a more powerful option that you can choose from based on preference.

How To Use:

For use with warm water, cleansers, scrubs, or microdermabrasion creams. Hold brush firmly to treatment area, select desired mode and move in upward, circular motion in each area. Suitable for use up to 2 times a day.

What You Get:

  • Silk’n SonicCleanPlus Unit
  • 1 x Regular Brush Head 
  • 1 x Silicone Brush Head (used for full body cleansing) 
  • 1 x Sensitive Brush Head 
  • Charging Cradle 
  • Power Adaptor 
  • User Manual

Changing The Brush Heads:

  • Grip the brush head firmly, then push and twist it counter-clockwise 
  • Pull the brush head away from the handle 
  • To attach the brush head: Push down and twist the head clockwise until it snaps into place. Be sure you hear a snap.

For best results, replace your brush head every 3 months.


The picture above is how my Silk'n SonicCleanPlus sits on my bathroom counter waiting for me to use.  Once you have it charged up and you select the brush you want to use, you are good to go!  No messy cords, just the device in all its glory!

First let me comment on how easy it is to get it working.  My device was partially charged up when I took it out of the box.  I briefly read through the instruction manual, just to make sure I learned everything about the device, however, to get the device going is really intuitive, anyone can do this.   The manual suggested letting the device charge for 16 hours before using it, so I decided to make sure it was fully charged before my first use.  When the red light stops blinking, you know your device is fully charged.  I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and only needed to recharge it once.

There are so many reasons this Silk'n SonicCleanPlus stands out from the other handheld cordless face/body cleaning devices I have used before.  It offers additional benefits that the others I used did not.  Such as the 4 different modes!  The pulsating and vibrating modes were new to me, and they make your skin feel sooooo good as you are using them.

Also, this particular device cleans much more thoroughly than others I have used.  I have been using the sensitive brush the most, and my skin just seems to be rejuvenating right in front of me as I use it.

I have been using both the regular brush head and the sensitive brush head on my face, neck and chest, and the silicone head on my body, mostly my legs and feet.  Each brush head seems to offer benefits to my skin that are making it appear noticeably improved with each use, each day.  My skin has never looked more radiant and healthy.

I think this device would make a wonderful Mother's Day Gift, or a gift for any occasion for anyone you know.  Both male and females can use this device, don't forget men love to have healthy skin too!  

This concludes my review.

Silk'n offers a number of products/devices to aide you in obtaining gorgeous, flawless looking skin!  Devices that target hair removal, acne, anti-aging, just to name a few!  CLICK HERE to visit their main webpage and also I highly suggest you follow them on all the Social Networks to learn about new products and online promotions!
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Disclosure: I received the Silk'n SonicCleanPlus from Silk'n. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Silk'n in any manner. Registered & Protected

Monday, April 20, 2015

REVIEW: LuguLake 10Watt Bluetooth Speaker II Built-in 4000mAh External Battery Pack

I love Spring and Summer and everything about playing and having fun outdoors!  I have been living on Lake Ontario for most of my life and the number one must have companion to have by the lake is MUSIC!  And just music won't do, it has to be pure, powerful, ultra fine quality sound.  So it is with brilliant excitement that I share with you details about a shockingly powerful bluetooth speaker that not only looks sleek and cool, but it packs a dynamic and bold sound quality that is going to blow your mind!  A small portable speaker that not only serves as a way for you to listen to all your favorite tunes, or stream them from online, but it also doubles as an agent to charge all your portable devices, now how awesome is that?!

The LuguLake II Bluetooth Speaker with Built-In External Battery Pack is all you need this Summer to Rock On to your favorite music and keep your devices working consistently with no chance of dying out on you.  This portable speaker is so lightweight and easy to carry around that you can easily transport it from outdoors to indoors and bring it with you to any room in the house you want to be to hear clear, pure sounding music.  I keep mine on my bedroom night table at night, and in the kitchen while I am cooking, and in the family room when we are entertaining.  It is versatile enough to entertain a party of one or a party of a hundred, the results are always going to be the same, beautiful music!


{This is my smartphone that I was able to connect with this LuguLake Speaker in less than 5 minutes!}

The Fed Ex truck arrives and delivers my LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker/Charger.  I quickly open the box and within 5 minutes I have music streaming from my smartphone with a sound quality like I have never heard before on this device.  Honestly, a novice at technology can get this speaker working, it is that easy!  Here are the specs on this fascinating speaker:

NOTE:  Available exclusively at

Price:  $59.99


Why should you choose LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker series? 

LuguLake focuses on high quality Bluetooth Speaker technology, devoting into delivering enjoyable high sound quality in a sleek modern design.

High Transfer Speed and Low-Energy Technology

Lugulake speakers utilize the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology which employs low-energy technology that is optimized for long battery life and high transfer speed. Works with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. A 3.5mm audio jack is provided for non-Bluetooth devices.

Wide, Lifelike Sound Delivered by Two 5-watt Speakers

This portable bluetooth speaker is designed to deliver high quality sound. This stunning LuguLake II features two 5-watt stereo speakers for a total of 10 powerful watts of sound. The advanced equalization technique allows the stereo audio system to deliver high fidelity sound without any distortion at all.

4000mAh Li-ion Battery, Extra Stand-by

LuguLake II Bluetooth speaker built-in 4000mAh battery, which lengthens the stand-by time after each full charge. With LuguLake II, you can juice your gadgets through USB cable. You can hold on to the ending, not being forced to power off, when you are out of wall outlet. camping, picnicing, cooking, sporting, you will never miss the unexpected ending of your loved videos. Its ultra portability allows you to enjoy music everywhere anytime. Wherever you are, whenever you want.

Easy operation, elegant design, Aluminum Stand

Stylish and elegant, solid and durable. The aluminum has a fine finish which is fingerprint resistant and easy to clean.

  • Huge 10-watt driver output: LuguLake offers a wide range of highly sensitive speakers that can make a big sound with 2 x 5-watt amplified speakers. The advanced equalization technique allows the stereo audio system to deliver high fidelity sound without any distortion at all.
  • 3 in 1: Built-in 4000mAh Li-ion battery, it allows you to juice your smartphones or tablets even if you are listening to music; built-in cradle, the solid and durable cradle firmly holds your iPad and iPhone at a comfortable viewing angle. even if the device is kept inside a bulky protective case.
  • Latest Bluetooth 4.0: New Bluetooth 4.0 Technology allows you to connect wirelessly to the LuguLake from up to 33 feet away. 3.5mm audio port for non-Bluetooth devices. Seamlessly stream and share music, movies and games anywhere. Easy to pair - No code/pin needed.
  • Aluminum material: An aluminum shell gives a premium look and feel to your premium portable speaker.
  • Package contents: LuguLake Portable Bluetooth Speaker, micro USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable, instruction manual and friendly customer service.


This is how the speaker looked when I unpacked it.  Nothing overwhelming about it, very straight-up and simple!  In the box, a small, brief manual, the obvious LuguLake speaker and 2 connection cords.  Love it!  No one has to worry about "Can I do it"?  You can do it!

In my case, the speaker was already charged, or at least partially charged when I removed it from the box.  So I scanned over the instruction manual, for me they were quite intuitive, and I had my smartphone, which in this case I used a Pantech Discover phone we have, and ta-da I had music filling up the entire room!

First I want to comment about the gorgeous champagne gold color I received the LuguLake speaker in.  It is so divine!  It looks so classy and seductive sitting on a table, that's for sure.  Impressive enough as the appearance of the speaker is, I would not be so "wow'd" by it if the sound quality did not match the alluring design.  But it does indeed!

Another huge reason to covet this speaker is the fact that once it is fully charged, you will get over 30 hours of playtime!  That means if you are planning a party or some kind of excursion and you want to make sure you can play music throughout its entirety, this device is going to do that for  you.  It may be small in size, but huge in the reasons to rely on it.

I also am awestruck that this powerful speaker will deliver sound wireless from up to 33 feet from connectivity! And, you can listen to music while charging your devices.  It is a must-have device for anyone who loves music and has devices they want to keep charged.

I think by now you all know how magnificent and innovative I think this speaker/charger is.  It is everything it claims to be in the description, and more!  I could not have been more surprised at the superior sound quality that is generated by this speaker and at the state of the art specs it has to offer.

This concludes my review.

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Disclosure: I received the LuguLake II Bluetooth Speaker/Charger  from LuguLake .  This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with LuguLake in any manner. Registered & Protected

REVIEW: SodaStream SOURCE Machine

Oh happy day!  The warm weather is here and I finally have an amazing SodaStream Machine!  I have been wanting one for the longest time, and for so many reasons.  So I am bursting with joy that I can now make the freshest, most pure and delicious tasting soda and sparkling water right in the comfort of my own home.  You can instantly transform water into fizzy, great-tasting, better for you soda!

Not only is it fun to make your own sparkling water and soda, it is also part of my ongoing "green journey" to be kinder to the environment and my efforts to cut way back on the amount of waste we throw away everyday.  No more lugging plastic soda and water bottles and cans from the store, less storage for them in your home and less disposing of bottles and cans!  Also, the SodaStream Machine is not powered by using any electricity!!  That feature is also a big plus to me.  There are so many ways to cut down on our carbon footprint and this new SodaStream Machine is one of them.

Before I get into my review, let me briefly introduce SodaStream to you:

{Adapted from the SodaStream Website}

At SodaStream each year we provide 1.5 billion liters of home-made soda to millions of homes worldwide, making us one of the largest beverage companies in the world.

We began introducing innovative solutions to the beverage market in 1903 with a system that enabled consumers to carbonate water at home.

Over the past century, we have continued to grow and innovate with an intellectual property portfolio that includes 65 patents and 198 trademark registrations worldwide.

Leading the market in technological advancements and quality products, our system enables you to carbonate water, add flavor and enjoy quality, better-for-you soda at home, just the way you like it. We are the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of home carbonation systems with our machines being sold in over 60,000 retail stores, in 45 countries worldwide.

Today, we are leading a revolution against bottled and canned beverages, providing consumers with a better-for-you and better-for-the-planet alternative to store bought soda.

With a clear functional philosophy, everything we are and everything we do falls under the following three categories:

At SodaStream, we have over 100 years of history making better bubbles. We know better-for-you sparkling drinks can be easily enjoyed without the bottles, and invite everyone to join our soda revolution.

We make it SMART & SIMPLE because we really understand BUBBLES.


SodaStream manufactures and markets Home Carbonation Systems worldwide with a clear vision of benefiting consumers and our environment.

One global community, celebrating the bold achievement of a cleaner, healthier planet, made possible by each of us embracing simple, fun, responsible consumption.


Revolutionize the beverage industry - empowering people with simple, creative, fun ways to make and enjoy better-for-you, bottle-free bubbly beverages.


I received the innovative and may I add very stylish and chic looking SodaStream Source Machine.  I was very impressed with how simple and sleek the design of the Source SodaStream Machine is.  And, as I will demonstrate, how super easy it is to get started!  Here are the details on this state of the art Source Machine:

Price:  $99

NOTE:  There is a promotion going on right now that is you purchase a soda machine, you get 3 Free Flavor Syrups!  Limited Time offer so visit there now!!


What makes a product simply genius? A beautiful design. Simplicity. Convenience. And the fact that every time you use it, you are making the planet a cleaner place to live. Powered by a reusable CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of the all-new SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch to quickly transform water into soda. An LED display indicates three levels of fizziness for precise carbonation with every use, while a new snap-lock bottle mechanism makes the Source even easier to use.

This package includes everything you need to make fresh sparkling water and soda in your own home.

This package includes:

  • Source soda maker
  • 1 BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle 
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda Sodamix 
  • Variety 6 Pack

SodaStream partners with Yves Béhar, world-renowned designer and social entrepreneur - the result is the new Source, an elegantly-designed soda maker that combines beauty, functionality and efficiency. The elegantly redesigned carbonating bottle easily locks into place with a single-push motion. Powered by a CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch, and the strength of carbonation is visible through an LED display, providing instant, visual feedback.


Now that you have been introduced to the SodaStream Source Machine, there are really only 3 simple steps you need to take in order to get started and make your first bottle of Sparkling Water or Soda!!

This is what I unpacked from the box:

If you read the instruction book carefully and follow the super simple instructions, you can have your soda maker going in a matter of a few minutes.

I opened the back of the machine, which you can do with your eyes closed, you just insert your finger in the hole in the back of the machine and pull the back off.  Then you just screw in the Reusable carbonator, see the picture below.

Next, I filled the BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle up with water up to the fill line and took out the variety pack of syrup flavors so I could decide which one I wanted to try first, I chose the Diet Cola!

The last step before starting to fizz the water is to attach the Carbonating Bottle full of water into the sodastream machine as picture below:

Once you hear the 'click' that the carbonating bottle of water is snapped securely in the machine, you can begin the fizz process.  There are 3 different levels of fizz:  light, medium and high 

All you do next is push down on the top of the machine, which is called the carbonating block, until the first LED light is illuminated and then you remove your hand pressure. That is all you need to do to make a lightly fizzed sparkling water.  The stronger the fizz, the more times you press down on the top of the machine, following the instructions in your manual, until the second and third LED lights illuminate.  It is basically just repeating the steps 2 or 3 times depending on your fizz preference.

You can either enjoy your newly fizzed up water as plain sparkling water, which in and of itself is so refreshing and delicious, or you can add your favorite syrups to your sparkling water to create your own homemade soda.  I added the diet cola syrup as shown in my picture and it is sensational tasting!


I wanted to briefly explain the steps involved in making your sparkling water and soda.  I had the manual right in front of me when I made the first bottle of diet soda, and took it step by step. It took less than 5 minutes and I went slow just to make sure I did it accurately the first time.  I also was trying to capture my pictures, so that slowed me down.

The second time I made soda, it took me less than 2 minutes.  It is really that easy and quick!  And really enjoyable and cool to do, especially as you watch the bubble form and rise as the fizz is being formed!  Something fun for the entire family to do together, and the kids love watching and participating in the action too!

The intuitive snap-lock bottle mechanism for effortless preparation makes this SodaStream Machine my new favorite kitchen device!  I think it is genius!  You can customize your carbonation level with innovative LED indicator lights.  And, enjoy great tasting soda in 30 seconds!

There are 60+ delicious syrup flavors to choose from and while you enjoy your soda varieties you are making the world a better place at the same time!

With the holidays around the corner, this is one of my top picks for holiday gift giving!  Or, what a fabulous birthday gift or new home gift idea, right?!  You can visit the SodaStream Website by CLICKING HERE to learn more about the variety of Machines they have to offer.  You will be so impressed!

You can Follow SodaStream on the social networks to learn more about their products, promotions, deals, recipes and so much more!

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This concludes my review.

Disclosure:  I received the SodaStream Source Machine from SodaStreamUSA. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with SodaStream in any manner. Registered & Protected


You are going to love LOVE this product!  TRYSTAL MINERALS from Vita Liberata are self tanning bronzing minerals!  I did not know that there was a natural looking bronzer for the face, neck and chest that also doubles as a self tanner!  This is the best product ever!  I've been using it for over a few weeks now, and I have to say not only does it instantly give my pasty white skin a natural looking sun-kissed glow, but with each day using the product, my skin is getting tanner!  I am not talking about a deep dark tan, just a few shades darker than usual, a nice medium tone tan,  that makes my skin look perfect for the Spring and Summer!  I look healthier, I feel more confident, and the product is good for my skin!  Now how's that for a product that multi-tasks!  Here are the details about this sensational product:


The folks over at Vita Liberata sent me a full size jar of Trystal Minerals and it also comes with a fabulous kabuki brush!  I feel so lucky to have an opportunity to try this product out because this product sells out everywhere!  It has been written up in numerous fashion and beauty magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, and it received an OK! Beauty Award!  It is most definitely a top coveted beauty product this year!  Here are the specifics about it:

Size:  9G / 0.31OZ
Price:  $55

Available at, Sephora, and other specialty stores across the nation.  Use the easy Store Locator by CLICKING HERE.


Trystal3™ Technology combines an instant pure mineral bronze color with long lasting self tan results for a beautiful, natural - looking medium tan that lasts for days. The innovative formula is a world - first self tanning bronzer. Oil - free with micronised crystals for sheer, lightweight bronzing coverage and added DHA for a lasting tan result, this unique bronzing powder will leave you with soft, smooth, healthy looking skin.


Apply over moisturiser or liquid foundation. Using a kabuki brush, blend the mineral powder onto the face, neck and décolleté in circular movements. Use more around the cheekbones to achieve a contouring effect. The developed tan will last up to 5 days.


I received the Tan Trystal Minerals in the beautiful sun-kissed color.  I was not lucky enough to inherit my Mom's olive toned skin.  I have my Dad's pale English-Irish skin tone so I am as white as can be without a tan, and I burn super easily at first sun exposure.  It takes me a while to build up to a nice tan.  So being given the terrific opportunity to use this product is a god-send!  I have used countless bronzers over the years, and numerous self-tanning products too, and honestly, none of them were worthy enough for me to purchase twice.  They either left my skin with a total hideous fake looking tan color, that was way too dark or orange looking for my taste, or they left my skin smelling horrible and left my towels with awful brown streaks, yikes!

I am so pleased and enthusiastic to say I experience none of this with this product.  From the initial application to present day, my skin looks naturally tan, definitely sun-kissed and glowing color, and it takes moments to achieve this long lasting color!

You literally unscrew the jar, I tapped about a quarter size amount of the minerals into the cap of the jar, I swirled the kabuki brush around the top of the jar in order to capture all the minerals into the brush, and I swept the brush across my entire face several times.  The product does not streak, it does not cluster into dark and light spots on my skin, it quickly and instantly blends into my skin leaving nothing but a pretty soft tan color, and it makes my skin feel so smooth.

You can layer as little or as much of the product as you want in order to achieve the level of coverage and color you want.  I am a believer in less is more, so I only choose to apply one layer of product onto my skin.  I also applied a second layer only to the angle of my cheekbones in order to add some contour and dimension to my cheeks.  This was a "tip" I read about in the product instructions and I really love the effect.

At the end of the day, in the evenings when I remove my makeup, I gradually noticed my skin becoming tanner as days went by.  By the end of the first week, I was definitely sporting a light-medium tan on my face.  That is the self-tanning benefits of the product working.  So each day now I need to use less and less of the product, and that is good because this product is constantly sold out at each venue it is sold at!  You have to buy it when it is available because it is that highly desirable by people all over the world!

Once you apply the product and it is set on your skin, it stays there.  It does not rub off on anything, so it is not a messy bronzer or self tanning product, a big PLUS to me!  I have been applying it to my face, neck and chest area.  It does not rub off onto my clothes, however, I do make sure to use the kabuki brush over and over my skin to make sure all the product is set onto and into my skin.

I cannot say enough praise about this innovative self tanning, bronzing product.  I plan to use it year round so I always have a natural healthy glow!  No more sickly looking days, no matter how I may feel.......

I think it is appropriately priced, this generous size jar of Tan Trystal Minerals is going to last me a couple of months for sure, maybe longer.  And, with Mother's Day right around the corner, what a surprising and ideal gift this would make!  Give the gift of a safe alternative to sitting out in the sun, but still get that sun-kissed look!
This concludes my review.

Vita Liberata offers a wide selection of award winning self tanning products to provide you with a healthy alternative to sitting in the sun.  You can achieve natural, beautiful sun-kissed skin all summer long using their highly coveted line of products.  Visit Vita Liberata to discover all that they have to offer by CLICKING HERE.

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Friday, April 17, 2015


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I was born in April and the diamond is my birthstone.  I have been fortunate over the years because quite often I was given diamond jewelry as a gift because of the fact that the diamond is my birthstone.  So when I would hear people say things about diamonds like "A Diamond is a Girl's Best Friend",  it always made me chuckle because I could so relate to that saying.  I recently discovered that there is one, ONLY ONE, company in the skin care industry that offers real diamond powder as a basic ingredient in its entire skin care product line.  Now how alluring a thought is that?!  Yes, now that I have your attention, just imagine using skin care products where one of the basic ingredients is real diamond powder!  That is precisely what the skin care brand FOREVER FLAWLESS is all about.  Forever Flawless is where luxury and skin care meet.  They believe, and so do I, that there is nothing that symbolizes luxury and perfection more than diamonds.  Sheer perfection is exactly what I have discovered about the Forever Flawless line of skin care products.  They are extraordinary beyond anything I could have imagined.  Let me introduce this fascinating brand of skin care to you:

{Adapted from the Forever Flawless Website}

Forever Flawless skin care line is designed to deliver spa quality results in the comfort of one's home. By utilizing cutting edge technologies, and by developing natural diamond powder infused formulas, our skin care specialists have successfully combined the proven benefits of professional microdermabrasion and peeling treatments to satisfy the desire of many individuals who try to defy the aging process. 

Forever Flawless - Diamond Infused Skin Care - is the perfect combination between scientific professional skin care and high-end skin care for personal use. Each product of the line contains micronized, natural, and genuine diamond powder as an exfoliating agent. This unique approach ensures the delivery of the most advanced active and age defying ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. The outcome is overwhelming. Within a few applications wrinkles and fine lines diminish and other skin concerns such as age spots, acne, stretch marks etc. are significantly improved.

The Forever Flawless line pursues perfection just as a flawless diamond is perfect and of the highest grade. We cater to those who seek to defy the aging process and to retain their fresh, energetic, revitalized, and rejuvenated appearance. We truly believe that once you try Forever Flawless, your skin will be Flawless Forever. 


Diamonds, the most precious gemstones, have been widely recognized for their exceptional powers and miraculous therapeutic abilities. In ancient times diamonds were regarded as the gemstones of Venus, the Roman goddess that represents beauty, love, and fertility. In modern times diamonds are considered as a symbol of purity and perfection.

There is mounting scientific evidence that associates diamonds with health benefits and improved well-being. Diamonds have a positive influence on various organs of the body. Diamonds reduce fever, fight infections, invigorate metabolism, rejuvenate blood circulation, and help with many skin disorders. Moreover, in alternative medicine, diamonds are known for strengthening all the energy centers of the human body.

Forever Flawless products contain a special ingredient, extra-fine natural diamond powder. Our research team has discovered that skin care products containing extra-fine diamond powder gently exfoliated the top layer of skin, allowing the vitamins, moisturizers, botanicals, and age-defying ingredients in our products to penetrate deeper and more effectively. In fact, this controlled diamond exfoliating process improves the penetration of the age-defying ingredients in our products by about 50%. As a result, regular use of the Forever Flawless skin care products generates a noticeably smoother, radiant, and younger looking skin. Today, professional salons and spa offer microdermabrasion treatments based on spa diamond tip equipment. Another recent hot trend in top salons and spas is Diamond Peeling, in which the aesthetician uses diamond crystals and powder throughout the facial treatment.

Forever Flawless has taken it to the next level and we integrated the same diamond exfoliation and peeling benefits into our formulas. That is, in every use of our products there is a phase that includes a controlled diamond exfoliation and peeling. Then, in phase two, when the skin is ready the cream, serum, or mask penetrate deeper and more effectively into the skin for a better ultimate results.


The Forever Flawless line is comprised of different collections that together compliment each other.  I was sent a few products from a couple of different collections and I am thrilled to share my results with you.  Here are the details:


Price:  $99
Size:  2.03 fl. oz. / 30 ml


Forever Flawless Diamond Infused Cleansing Complex is a unique blend of exclusive minerals, essential oils, and botanical extracts. Extra-fine diamond powder is added to our revolutionary formula to gently exfoliate, allowing the multi-vitamin nutrients to penetrate the skin's surface for maximum results. This cleanser effectively washes away make-up and impurities, soothes, hydrates, and refreshes. Antioxidants continue to protect your face after washing from pollution, toxins, and free radicals. Your skin will feel clean, soft, and younger. 


Massage over wet face and neck.  Rinse off with warm water.  Use twice daily, morning and night.


The scent is very fresh and pleasant.  The texture is milky, non-greasy and lightweight.  It is very effective at cleansing my skin, removing makeup and it does not dry out my skin at all.  It leaves no sticky film on my skin.  I am extremely happy with the way this product performs.  I think it is fantastic for all skin types too!  My skin is sensitive, some cleansers do irritate my skin and leave it red and feeling abused.  This cleanser is so super gentle, it actually makes my skin feel pampered during the cleansing process!

Size:  50 g / 1.76 oz.


Forever Flawless HYDRA-AM will become your favorite daily moisturizer.  This exclusive formula contains extra-fine diamond powder, rich botanicals, skin-conditioning vitamins, and milk proteins.  Richly luxurious, this moisturizer absorbs quickly, leaving your skin smooth, supple, hydrated and radiant.  It also works as an excellent primer for makeup.  For best results, use after Forever Flawless Cleansing Complex or Facial Peel.


Apply to clean face and neck.  Use daily.  


You can use this rich and creamy moisturizer every day on your skin.  It is thick and robust in texture, yet acts very lightweight once it is applied.  You need to use only a small amount in order to achieve maximum benefits.  It has a very soft, pleasing fragrance and does not leave your skin feeling greasy or shiny.  I like that it is quick and fast to absorb into my skin leaving a perfect canvas with which for me to apply my makeup.  I applied this to my skin directly after using the cleanser.  It is perfect for my sensitive skin and I am very content with the results.  My skin feels firmer, more even toned, and I am getting the results I want to see by using it.

Size:  40 ml / 1.35 fl. oz.


Forever Flawless Eye Serum is a rich, silky formula developed specifically to deliver immediate, noticeable results to the delicate skin around the eyes.  Specially formulated with extra-fine diamond powder, natural botanicals and rejuvenating alpha hydroxy, this serum penetrates deep into fine lines to improve skin's condition from the inside out.  It corrects existing fine lines, wrinkles and under-eye circles and puffiness, as well as prevents future signs of aging.  For best results, follow with Forever Flawless Eye Cream.


Gently apply onto clean skin around the eyes, focusing on fine lines and under-eye circles.  Massage gently until fully absorbed.


I am using this eye serum in conjunction with the eye cream.  I typically do not use both an eye serum and an eye cream, so adding the serum step to my day and evening skin care routine took a little getting used to initially.  I thought that perhaps adding 2 different products around my eyes may be too much, leaving my skin sticky and over treated, but that has not been the case at all.

This eye cream is lightweight, and immediately absorbs into my skin in seconds after applying it.  It immediately firms up the skin around my eyes and in a matter of seconds I can add the eye cream on top of it.  You need to use a teeny tiny amount of the serum in order to achieve optimum results.  I am noticing a measurable different in the firmness, softness and reduced signs of aging around my eyes.

Size:  50 g / 1.76 oz.


Forever Flawless Eye Cream is a luxuriously soft, firming eye cream designed to be applied on top of Forever Flawless Eye Serum to seal in moisture and battle against signs of premature aging around the eyes.  Formulated specifically for the delicate eye area, this cream contains a powerful age-defying, multi-vitamin formula to hydrate, correct, and protect the eye area from wrinkles and lines.  For best results, use immediately after Forever Flawless Eye Serum.


Gently apply onto clean skin around the eyes, focusing on fine lines and under-eye circles.


As a final step in my eye care routine, this is one couture eye cream!  Very rich and creamy, it is wonderful at sealing in the moisture and keeping the area around my eyes firm and soft.  I can already tell that it is working to reduce the signs of aging around my eyes and keeping the skin protected against further signs of aging.  It is a miracle eye cream, I am so enamored with it!

Size:  50 g / 1.76 oz.


Forever Flawless Facial Peeling Gel is a gentle, yet effective exfoliating and peeling treatment for your face.  Exfoliating and peeling are essential to any skin care routine because they remove pore-clogging residue that can lead to acne, inflammation and other skin problems.  Infused with extra-fine natural diamond powder, botanicals, and multi-vitamins, this Facial Peeling Gel will gently remove dead and dry skin cells and impurities from the top layer of your skin, revealing a smooth, soft and luminous skin underneath.


Over clean skin, massage in circular motions until desired exfoliation is achieved.  Rinse with warm water.  Use 1-2 times a week.


I was a little concerned initially about using this facial peeling gel on my sensitive skin.  I have experienced unpleasant, even painful side effects in the past from using these types of exfoliating products.  So with a careful, gentle hand, I followed the directions for using this product.  I am thrilled to report that it really is a very gentle facial peeling product!  I did not experience any adverse effects from using it.  I know it is essential to use a product like this once or twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells and to improve the condition of my skin, so I am over the moon happy that I have discovered a safe, effective and gentle product that I can use to achieve this.  The skin on my face looks measurably improved and much more luminous and radiant when I am done using this product!

This concludes my review.

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A very special thank you to FOREVER FLAWLESS for providing me with the products to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received the 5 products outlined in this review from FOREVER FLAWLESS for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Forever Flawless in any manner. Registered & Protected