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Weekly Poll: No. 7 What Color Is Your Hair?

Whoops I’m a couple of days late. Sorry! This weeks question is What Color Is Your Hair?

My answer
Pink. Duh. xd Fairly obvious! What color is your? Comment and let me know!

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Fucoxanthin capsules

Giveaway: Win a bottle of Fucoxanthin from BRI NUTRITION!

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Fucoxanthin capsules

Review: BRI Nutrition’s Fucoxanthin

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Official description
FUCOXANTHIN IS GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Fucoxanthin is being studied for its weight loss properties. In a recently concluded study, they have found out that this seaweed is able to facilitate the abdominal fat in obese animals that were subjected to the experiment. Animals have lost five to ten percent of their body weight effectively with the help of fucoxanthin. Fucoxanthin is also found helpful of the production of DHA, which is one of the Omega 3 fatty acids that can only be found in fatty fish like salmon. Owing to all these astounding health experiment, fucoxanthin is now being developed as a powerful diet pill to combat obesity.

FUCOXANTHIN MAY DECREASE DIABETES
Fucoxanthin is effective in decreasing insulin and stabilizing blood glucose levels. Health experts have theorized that fucoxanthin anti-diabetes can be highly attributed to the active development of DHA (the Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil). DHA is the main component that’s responsible for increased insulin sensitivity, boosts triglycerides and helps reduce the LDL or otherwise know as the ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body which is perfect for those who are suffering from a diabetic condition.

FUCOXANTHIN THE THERMOGENIC ENGINE
Fucoxanthin is best known for its thermogenic properties, meaning it really helps in burning fat fast. Fucoxanthin works by turning up our internal body heat, which eventually creates an increased overall metabolism rate. When you have an improved metabolism, chances are you will effectively burn fat fast and will not store unwanted fats. Even studied bolster this claim as they revealed dramatic differences in fat loss between those who have supplemented with fucoxanthin and those who did not.

FUCOXANTHIN IS NATURAL
Fucoxanthin found in brown seaweed is a perfect alternative for those who want to lose weight, in addition to exercising on a regular basis; plus, it does not stimulate the central nervous system, as many weight loss supplements do. Hence, you will not experience any harmful side effects. So, you may enjoy a natural and healthy boost in your energy levels as you drop as much as five to ten percent of your body weight naturally.

FUCOXANTHIN IN YOUR DAILY DIET
There are a hundred and one ways you can incorporate fucoxanthin in your daily diet. You can eat them fresh, add them to your soup, pasta, or salad. But you will most benefit in seaweed if you eat them raw, so as much as possible try snack on fresh brown seaweeds or use them to garnish your favorite home dish. For those who can’t endure the taste of raw brown seaweed, try popping the supplement form and still enjoy its many health benefits today.

FUCOXANTHIN AN OVERALL WINNER
The many health benefits of brown seaweed have been made public in over six hundred scientific articles in The National Library of Medicine. Research shows that the therapeutic properties of fucoxanthin include immune system boost, relief of the digestive disorders, controls allergy, lowers high cholesterol levels, fights prostate cancer ,enhances live functions, regulates blood pressure as well as blood sugar, cures diabetes, has anti-oxidant properties, effective for weight loss, and makes way for the promotion of healthy hair and skin.

WHAT IS FUCOXANTHIN AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
The medicinal wonders and therapeutic benefits of seaweeds have been discovered and used for centuries now. These sea plants are widely used for their tried and tested ability to enhance overall health, ward of diseases, and more. Over the past few decades and after several scientific studies; researchers have revealed that brown seaweed is the most potent of all seaweeds.

The brown seaweed otherwise known as laminaria? japonica or kombu? Is rich in fucoidan, alginates, laminarin, organic iodine, fucoxanthin, and other minerals. These plants have long been used in countries in the East for their powerful nutritional value and these plants have been fast making its way into the West. Bursting with vitamins and nutrition, seaweeds gives anyone a boost in healthy and longevity. One of the main components of these plants is Fucoxanthin, it is the pigment that safeguards the plant from the harmful effects of the sun as it stay afloat in the water’s surface.

Where to buy
From BRI Nutrition – You get 60 capsules for $19.97 USD.

Directions
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) to two (2) capsules in the morning and one (1) to two (2) capsules in the late afternoon with 8 oz. of water. Do not exceed four (4) capsules per day.

Packaging
I received a clear blue plastic bottle with a white screw on cap. The label is a picture of a rose hip and has the product information and company information. When you remove the cap you’ll find a foam seal and then cotton inside. There is also one of those moisture pack things inside. The product is a light taupe powder inside of a clear gelatin capsule.

Scent and formula
It smells slightly of sea weed and gelatin.

Ingredients
Fucoxanthin, Green Tea Extract, Certified South African Hoodia Gordonii Cactus powder, Pomegranate Extract, gelatin, cellulose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and stearic acid.

I received my Fucoxanthin from BRI Nutrition and I used it for a month and had some good results! I ended up losing 5 pounds and my doctor commented that I looked like I’d lost weight! This is a very simple formula. It has Fucoxanthin from Brown Seaweed extract, Green Tea Extract, Hoodia and Pomegranate Extract. There are no stimulants like caffeine! This is supposed to increase your metabolism, help burn fat and help stabilize blood glucose levels. I did notice while I was on this that my blood sugar started to go too low at lunch time and dinner after I’d taken this, so I ended up having to reduce the amount of insulin I took during those times when I was on this. This didn’t make me nervous or shaky and it didn’t make me sick to my stomach. I didn’t have any fucoxanthin side effects. Overall it was easy to use with no apparent issues! I went to BRI Nutrition’s website and checked the fucoxanthin reviews and they were all pretty good. These fucoxanthin pills are actually gelatin capsules with a taupey colored powder inside. Overall it’s been a pretty good weight loss supplement. This is also supposed to be good for healthy hair and skin, allergies, digestive disorders, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other things. Definitely check this out! It’s an all around good product.

BRI Nutrition's Fucoxanthin
  • Packaging
  • Efficacy
  • Ingredients
  • Price
  • Availability

Summary

Pros
Lowers blood glucose levels
Promotes weight loss
All natural
No stimulants
Inexpensive
Available online

Cons
None

Final thoughts
This helped me lose some weight and lowered my blood sugar a little. Definitely worth it!

Buy or not?
Definitely.

4.3
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Christmas Wishlist

Thanks to the kiddo’s families they are getting some awesome stuff for christmas! Makes up for me not being able to do anything. d= Fumiko doesn’t know it yet but her Mamu got her the Monster High doll house and she got some stuff Sascha has been wanting! Sascha’s family is getting him the laptop his school wants him to have to hopefully make things easier for him!

This is my christmas wishlist! Things I’ve really been wanting!

  • I have been wanting Conjure from Solstice Scents for awhile now. It sounds so awesome.
  • I just found out about this kit not too long ago, but I want it really bad so I can do my nails at home!
  • And I’ve wanted a Clarisonic for such a long time. t.t Dude they have payment plans. One day, when I have money I shall do this!
  • I want this macro lens for taking better swatch photos. Mmmmhmmm.
  • And lastly I want Warlords of Draenor and game time so bad. I miss WoW so much. t.t

My wish list is so random at certain points. haha I want the christmas tree most of all. It would be nice to not worry about whether or not we’ll be able to get one next year. Have you posted a christmas wishlist? What are you wanting this year?

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Weekly Poll: No. 7 Do you dye your hair?

The last few weeks have been full of sick and other things. So I’ve failed to do polls the last couple of weeks. Fear not! They have returned! Also I am trying a new poll thing. Let me know if you like it or the previous poll styles better! =d

So do you dye your hair?

My answer
I think that’s a fairly obvious yes. xd I bleach it regularly and dye it.

Don’t tell me your hair color! I’ll be doing a poll around that next week. Also I am posting this poll a little early. I plan on spending tomorrow doing swatches and product photos so I don’t want to forget to post it.

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Candles

Review & Giveaway: Old Factory Candle Gift Set – Fall Harvest

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Official description

  • Made in the USA with natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks.
  • Each gift pack comes with 3 fragrance-themed candles. Each of which burns clean for over 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, basement. We recommend burning one candle in a smaller room, or combining 2 candles in a larger room for the best effect.
  • Buy one for yourself, and another for a loved oneÉ just because.
  • Every purchase is 100% Guranteed. If you are not comlpetely thrilled with the fragrance or appearance of these candles. We insist you send them back (at our expense) and we’ll give you a full refund. No hassles. No headaches. That’s our promise to you.

Where to buy
From Amazon – you get three scented candles that are 2 ounces each for $25.00 USD. They are normally $30.99 USD.

Packaging
The candles come in a cute cardboard box that has the company logo and information on it. The candles are 2 ounces and come in clear glass jars with black screw on lids. They have a label on the front with the company name that is brown and black. They have black and white labels on the bottom of the jars with the scent name and size.

Scent and formula
I got the Fall Harvest collection which comes with Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry and Autumn Leaves. The Pumpkin Spice smells like sweet oatmeal cookies. The Autumn Leaves smells fresh and crisp. It smells like you’re walking in a forest in the Autumn while leaves are falling. It’s quite lovely. The Cranberry smells like cranberries and cinnamon and other spices. Yum.

Inredients
Soy wax and scent.

I was given the chance to try out some candles from Old Factory Candles. I chose the Fall Harvest collection cause, Autumn. I love Autumn. The packaging was adorable. They came in this cute retro looking box. The jars themselves are 2 ounces which is a decent size. They burn for quite a while and they don’t produce much smoke. The scents are amazing and they have a great throw. I burn them in my room and can smell them all the way into the kitchen and front room. My favorite was Cranberry followed by Autumn Leaves and then Pumpkin Spice. I thought the Pumpkin Spice would be my favorite but to me it smells more like freshly baked oatmeal cookies than pumpkins and spice. The cranberry is amaaaaazing. It’s this wonderful fruity spicy cranberry scent. It smells like there’s homemade cranberry sauce on the stove and someone put cinnamon and a bunch of spices in it. So lovely. The Autumn Leaves evokes wonderful memories for me. It smells like I’m walking through a forest in the fall when the leaves are turning amazing colors and falling from the trees. It just makes me feel wonderful. I am super pleased with these candles. They are adorable and the scents are amazing and the throw is great. They have many scents and it looks like they change them up a bit. I have my eye on the Romance collection. It has rose, champagne and chocolate scented candles. It sounds fantastic! Definitely check these out. You’ll be pleasantly please. =d

Old Factory Candle Gift Set - Fall Harvest
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  • Scent
  • Quality
  • Throw
  • Pricing

Summary

Pros
Great scent
Great throw
Adorable packaging
Minimal smoke
Great Quality

Cons
A little pricey

Final Thoughts
I love these candles. They smell wonderful and the throw is great. They have minimal smoke when burning which is a huge plus.

Buy or not
Yes! I would buy these!

4.6
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Review: Dr Song 50% Lactic Acid Gel Peel

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Official description
For: Age Spots, Freckles, Sun Spots, Skin Lightening, Hyperpigmentation, Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Where to buy
From Amazon – It’s normally $29.99 USD, but right now it’s only $14.99 USD for 1 fluid ounce.

Directions
Skin Patch Test: IMPROPER USE OF CHEMICAL PEELS CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Always test on a small patch of skin before applying.

Sunburn Alert: Peels can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

Step 1: Cleanse the face, neck, and gently pat dry.

Step 2: Apply a small amount with a brush or cotton ball to the area and leave on as needed. Rinse product with water and pat dry after. Leave on for 1 minute for your first peel and slowly increase the time of each peel afterwards by 1-2 minutes as needed. General recommended time is 1-2 weeks between each peel. Your skin may be pink and sensitive for a few days after a peel. Please keep in mind, these are general guidelines, and everyone’s skin is different. Peel times vary from person to person, which can only be learned through experience and patience to avoid any burns. Skin patch tests are the most accurate method and minimize risk.

Precautions:
Keep the peel at least a quarter of an inch away from the eyes and mucus membranes.
If skin irritation occurs remove the product by neutralizing with cool water immediately and consult a physician.
Do not apply the peel more than once in a 7 day period
Do not expose your face to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of the peel.
Do not apply the peel to the skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 hours
When using the peel a stinging sensation may occur, this is normal

Packaging
I received a clear frosted glass bottle with a clear glass dropper. The dropper lid is white with a silver rim. The bottle has a silver label on it with the company and product name, ingredients and address.

Scent and formula
It’s a slightly thick clear liquid. It smells… I can’t place the smell. It’s familiar. It smells acidy if that makes sense, like you’d expect it to make your nose hairs sizzle. It doesn’t by the way. xd It doesn’t smell bad, I almost kind of like the smell. It’s odd. OMG WHAT IS THIS SMELL. Now it’s bugging me. lol

Ingredients
Lactic acid, purified water, sodium carboxylmethylcellulose and propylene glycol.

This was my first time using a Lactic Acid peel and it was really interesting! I have only use one other type of acid peel before and it was a combination of acids. So when I got this I was excited to try it. I’ve used this a few times since I received it. I meant to do one this week and take photos, but I got sick and then ended up with a cold sore. Ugh. So not this time!

What is Lactic Acid supposed to do?

  • Exfoliating the surface of your skin
  • Deep cleaning pores
  • Fading dark marks
  • Improving hyperpigmentation
  • Evening out skin tone
  • Brightening and lightening skin
  • Improving the appearance of light wrinkles
  • Stimulating natural collagen production

Each time I’ve used it I only left it on for 1 minute. This stung and tingled and it turned my face red. Once I rinsed it off the sensations went away after a few minutes. The redness lasted a couple of days with each use. I don’t have any visible wrinkles or fine lines or sun spots. So I can’t tell you how it works on that, but what I have noticed since I started using it is that my skin is smoother and my pores aren’t as visible, especially the first few days after I’ve used it. It has also helped lighten the darker areas around my mouth and nose a little. When I did the text on my hand in the photo and rinsed it off you could see how my hand was visibly lighter where the peel had been after a couple of minutes. I totally spaced and didn’t take a picture of that though. Sorry. d= I will update this post later when my cold sore is gone with before and after photos! Stupid cold sores. Overall I really liked the results of using this. The redness and stinging are a little annoying but that’s pretty common with this type of product so it just comes with the territory. It does a really good job of evening my skin tone and making it smooth and reducing the appearance of my pores. My skin glows and is so smooth after using it. The smell is odd but easy to deal with. It’s strong but not overpowering to me! I am hoping Dr Song comes out with a mandelic acid peel! I would be all over that! Hint, hint! This is a lovely product and I would take advantage of the sale going on right now if you plan on picking it up!

Dr Song 50% Lactic Acid Gel Peel
  • Packaging
  • Efficacy
  • Texture
  • Application
  • Ingredients
  • Price

Summary

Pros
Exfoliates well
Minimizes the appearance of pores
Smoothes skin
Evens skin tone
Whitens

Cons
Stings
Turns skin pink/red

Final thoughts
I think the results are worth the slight discomfort and redness. It works very well and the price is decent!

Buy or not
If I were to decide to purchase a lactic acid peel in the future I would most likely go with this since I know it works!

4.5
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