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Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Sale in the ArtFire store - and Store closing for the holiday season

I will be closing the Artfire store on November 24th and will reopen some time in January 2015. I will be spending December recovering from surgery and enjoying time with family and friends.

So, if there is something in the store that you've had your eye on, now is the time to snap it up! And, to sweeten the deal, I'm offering a 20% discount off everything in the store if you use coupon code HAPPY HOLIDAY20off!!!

Visit SplitRockRanch's Studio
SAVE 20% Off All Items
Use Coupon Code:
HAPPYHOLIDAY20OFF
during checkout.


Some of the recently added items are:

Deep Sea Hand Crocheted Cardigan Sweater Vest

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10588923


A Fabulous Fall Fiber Combo

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10589187



Pastel Rainbow Hand Knitted Capelet in uber soft Optim Merino

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10547011


And a matching cowl in the same uber soft Optim Merino yarn

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10547004


How about an Outlander inspired cowl? Hand knitted

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10429858


Or, for spinning, felting or other fiber art, how about some incredibly luxurious fiber?

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10489515


All sales will help to pay for my upcoming medical bills.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Amazing Product! InstaNatural Stretch Mark & Scar Cream - Works Fabulous!



I recently had the opportunity to test and review another product. This one is InstaNatural's Stretch Mark and Scar Cream. I absolutely LOVE this product! It is smooth and creamy and little bit goes a long way. It smells wonderful, too. Per InstaNatural: The scent consists of the following notes: green fruity (pineapple, peach), floral, spice, herbaceous, creamy, woody, sweet.


I recently fell down the stairs off our deck and bruised, cut and scratched from under my right arm all the way down to my wrist. There were abrasions between my elbow and my wrist with a quarter sized gouge that left a good sized scab. When the scab finally came off, there was a scar and the tissue was purple and tender. I started using this cream on it and within a week the scar was almost gone! It is greatly reduced in size (smaller than a dime now) and is no longer purple and tender. I'm convinced that continued use of this cream will completely heal it up without leaving an unsightly scar. I can't wait to use it on my knee after I've had knee replacement surgery in December! (I'll wait until the incision is closed and starting to heal, of course.)



Product Description
InstaNatural’s Stretch Mark & Scar Cream is an effective treatment to minimize the appearance of current marks, while also preventing the forming of new ones. Stretch marks and scars are created when collagen is weakened and skin is stretched or torn beyond its limit. Our cream heavily moisturizes affected areas – such as hips, stomach and arms - delivering nourishment and hydration to enhance elasticity of your skin and help restore a youthful look and even appearance.

Key Ingredients:
+ Vitamin C (15%)
+ Cocoa Butter
+ Rosehip Oil
+ Mango Butter
+ Grapeseed Oil
+ Evening Primrose Oil


  • DIMINISHES APPEARANCE OF EXISTING STRETCH MARKS & SCARS - Reduce current "tiger strips" and scars with our powerful cream that will heal the skin to fade away those reddish-blue stripes on the body. Helps restore skin tone and texture for a more even appearance.
  • PREVENT NEW ONES FROM FORMING - Not only can you fade away current blemishes with this powerful cream, but also you can prevent new ones from forming. This prevention cream strengthens and protects against future marks, and makes it harder for the skin to stretch beyond its limit.
  • POWERFUL & NOURISHING HYDRATION - Our body cream moisturizer is full of natural and organic ingredients - such as Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, & Mango Butter - that provide unsurpassed hydration and moisture to nourish your skin. Use all over the body, even hands and feet, to get softer, suppler skin.
  • FOR MEN & WOMEN - Stretch marks are a common occurrence on both men and women. For women, more than half will accumulate them during pregnancy, most likely on their tummies and stomachs. Our topical cream is perfect to use whether it is during pregnancy or after birth. For men, apply it on common trouble spots, such as the abdomen, chest, arms and shoulders.
  • MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE - InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.

You can purchase this cream on Amazon here

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Review of Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum - Age Defense Eye Cream Bonus



I recently received a couple of serums from Body Merry to try out and review. I received a Hyaluronic Dew Serum and a Pro-A Serum.

The hyaluronic dew serum does seem to moisturize my face well. It is a gel consistency, which I'm still on the fence about. I personally prefer something a bit more like a lotion that a gel. This reminds me of aloe vera gel. You can find the Hyaluronic Dew Serum here on Amazon.

The Pro-A Serum is the same consistency - a gel - and it does seem to be helping to reduce the appearance of the lines and wrinkles on my face. You can find the Pro-A Serum here on Amazon.

I think I may add some pink grapefruit essential oil, some rosehip seed oil and some sea buckthorn oil to both of these products to see if that makes the scent and consistency more to my liking.

Product Description

Body Merry’s power packed duo of Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum is perfect for those looking for an effective natural and organic formula to fight the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic Dew Serum:

Morning dew is nature’s reminder that we all need moisture to kick start our day. This premium hydrating serum contains plant derived Hyaluronic Acid that provides the perfect amount of ‘dew’ to last throughout the day. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Green Tea add that extra punch, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Pro-A Serum:

Much has been said about the power of Retinol in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and its not without reason. This professional grade 2.5% retinol serum lets you truly sink in all the goodness of Vitamin A. Plant derived Hyaluronic Acid adds the much needed hydration and Green Tea works its charm as a powerful antioxidant.

I also received a third product that I absolutely LOVE! I received Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream. It is nice and creamy, goes on smoothly without being greasy, it smells great and it feels fabulous. You can find the Age Defense Eye Cream here on Amazon.


I would totally buy the Age Defense Eye Cream again. The serums I think I need to use a bit longer before deciding for sure.

Regardless, I know these products all help to moisturize my face and supply the proper nutrients to help stop the effects of the environment and aging, which I love!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Best for My Pets Bully Sticks Review



This time the dogs got to test and review something - Bully Sticks from Best For My Pets!

Product Description
  • MORE THAN JUST ENTERTAINING YOUR DOG! Did you know that chewing gives dogs a sense of comfort calming them down? More than that, chewing on BULLY STICKS becomes a fun and natural way to CLEAN TEETH and keep them strong. This delicious long-lasting chewing treat helps to maintain your dog's oral hygiene and health.
    ALL NATURAL, 100% PURE BEEF. Our bully sticks are free of chemical, preservatives or additives. Made of dried muscle, they are Gluten-Free and Grain-Free, 100% digestible. Hard like bones, it is very difficult to break them into smaller pieces. Choose something remarkable and safe to satisfy your dog's cravings to chew.
    DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY. Low in fat, our bully sticks are a powerful source of protein. Stop feeling guilty by giving your dog unhealthy treats. You will be pleased to see how happy your dog will be with our yummy bully sticks.
    THE BEST VALUE! We offer the same or better benefits than the more expensive brands BUT we believe EVERYONE should benefit from giving their dogs the highest quality bully sticks. We have the BEST VALUE bully sticks out there! Other brands will either have bad products for a lower price or the same product for a lot more money. TRY IT NOW! You have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to GAIN.
    ✭YOUR DOG HAPPY OR YOUR MONEY BACK✭ At Best for My Pets, we fully stand behind our product and we go beyond the Amazon's 30 days return policy and offer you a NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED GUARANTEE. So if your dog does not love our bully sticks or if you don't feel 100% satisfied we will refund your money. No questions asked. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we want to build a strong and long lasting relationship with our customers. TRY IT TOTALLY RISK FREE! NO EMPTY PROMISES!


I like the bully sticks better than rawhide chews, which I no longer give to my dogs. They really like raw bones to chew but giving them bully sticks as a treat is MUCH easier and MUCH less messy! 

All the dogs really love them, especially the standard poodles. It takes the toy poodles a lot longer to chew their way through one of these sticks. 

Here are Willow, Victoria and Kodiak giving the bully sticks four paws straight up!


You can see Willow has already finished HER bully stick and is creeping up on little Victoria, hoping to snag her stick. 

You can get the bully sticks on amazon.com here

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Insta Natural Deep Cleansing Facial Oil - Works great!



I recently had the opportunity to try out and review another product from InstaNaturals. This one is their Deep Cleaning Facial Oil. Here is what the company says about this product: 

Our Deep Cleansing Facial Oil contains the perfect blend of ingredients that melt away dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils or disturbing the natural pH balance. This energizing blend of oils will gently clean your pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Use with a washcloth or sponge and rinse off with warm water. Leaves a soft and silky feel on the skin. Wonderful for all skin types and especially regenerative for mature skin. Also great to calm skin after shaving or sun burns. Can be used to remove makeup - even mascara!

Key Active Ingredients:
+ Jojoba Oil
+ Olive Oil
+ Lavendar Essential Oil
+ Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
+ Tamanu Oil
+ Hemp Oil
+ Sea Buckthorn Oil
+ Geranium Essential Oil




I was attracted to this product because I have used several other products made by this same company and I love them. When I looked at the list of ingredients I was thrilled that it contained nourishing natural oils and no harsh chemicals or ingredients that you can't pronounce, let alone know what they are or what they do. I was a bit concerned about cleaning my face with oil for fear that it would cause a break out but it didn't at all. This product does an excellent job of gently cleaning your face and leaves it moisturized and smooth. I have dry, sensitive, mature skin and am out in the elements several times a day. As a rancher, I spend a great deal of time in the sun and need products that will help repair the damage already done and prevent further damage to my skin. This product helps meet that goal. I use this cleanser in conjunction with other products from this company - vitamin C serum, Hyaluronic acid serum and the anti-aging facial moisturizer cream - and they work very well together. And, with a money back guarantee, what have you got to lose?! Give it a try!!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Summer is over...

Labor Day is behind us and Summer is pretty much over. We had a wet summer for a change, which was nice because it was getting really old loading up all our crates and cages to be prepared for evacuation due to wildfires. Because of the moisture, we have so much green grass (and weeds) coming up all over the property. The llamas are loving the grass in the pastures this summer! The greenhouse looks like something from the movie Jumanji.


I didn't even plant everything that is coming up in the greenhouse! In the center front is a vine that is some kind of squash. I assume it must have come from the seeds/feed that I gave the duck and chicks when they were in the greenhouse this past Spring. I set a bag of seed potatoes on the ground after planting some outside and in a potato pot and when I tried to move the bag a couple of weeks later, the bag came up but there were potato plants growing on the ground! I just piled some soil over them and let them go (that's mostly what is in the center of the greenhouse.) At the far center back is a tomato plant that is almost a tree/bush! It is loaded with tomatoes and I hope I can keep the greenhouse warm enough to harvest them when they're ready. There's another vine on the left, under the shelving, that I didn't plant and I assume it must be squash, the same as or similar to the one growing up front. I need to harvest the hot banana peppers that are so big and numerous they're making the plant flop over (back by the big tomato plant.) I think I'll try making some salsa using the peppers, tomatoes, basil and cilantro (which I didn't plant but it is coming up inside and outside the greenhouse.)

Outside the greenhouse is another lush paradise just loaded with blooms and fruits.


I planted a rhubarb plant up front against the greenhouse and it got HUGE. The potatoes are to the right of the rhubarb. Behind that is a raspberry bush that grew well but didn't produce any fruit this year, which is fine because I'd rather the plant get well established this year so that it makes it through the winter and will hopefully produce next summer. There are two lavender plants back in there, along with cilantro (that I didn't plant), two rose bushes, three different types of mint, peas (which I need to harvest today!) and a blackberry bush that didn't grow a lot but it was bare root so those take longer to mature.

A few weeks ago I made a strawberry/rhubarb pie using store bought fresh strawberries and rhubarb from the garden and OMG was it delicious! Maybe I'll try making some strawberry rhubarb sauce and can it. Or, I may take some of the rhubarb and wash it, cut it up into chunks and freeze it for use later this winter.

Because of all the moisture this summer, hay prices dropped so we were able to put up enough hay to get us through the winter and paid about half of what we paid the past couple of years. Later this week I'll do another post showing our two new hay "barns". We sheared the goats this summer and they look so cute with their curly locks growing back in. We also hatched out some chicks and added a few more to our flock - I'll post about chicks and goats later this week, too.

I know I've been neglecting this blog lately. With the exception of the posts I've done regarding product reviews, I haven't done much. My right knee is bone on bone and I need a knee replacement so this summer I didn't do nearly as much as I normally do so there wasn't that much to blog about!

Thanks for visiting - I hope you had a great Summer and are ready for Fall!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mega Mesh Screen Door Review


Wow - I wasn't sure about this product but I was selected to review it so I accepted and have been impressed with it.


I didn't want to put it on one of our regular sized doors because I didn't want the dogs and cats to get out. So, I installed it on our sliding glass door and it works beautifully. It is a bit longer than our door height but that wasn't an issue.

It installed easily with the included velcro strips. One continuous strip goes across the top and I installed that on the metal of the stationary portion of the sliding door. I then installed velcro strips along the right hand side on the stationary part of the door frame. I then installed several velcro strips on the edge of the sliding glass door when it was open almost all the way. I could then either have the door all the way open or only partially open.



The dogs learned how to go through it in about two minutes so I am now able to leave the sliding glass door open all the way or halfway without having a gazillion flies enter the house. There are magnets installed where the two pieces of mesh meet in the middle and they are powerful enough to come back together quickly and easily after going through the screen.

We have a screen door for the sliding glass door but it was destroyed by previous dogs and we never repaired and reinstalled it because we figured the dogs would just destroy it again. So, we haven't been able to leave the sliding glass door open except when they fly population is small(er). The dogs love to go in and out into the fenced back yard so this has been a perfect solution. The flies collect on the outside of the screen but very few enter the house. Win/Win!!!

This product can be purchased on Amazon.com here:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LLF7ZRO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you want additional information on the magnetic screen, you can go to http://www.megamesh.co/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Review



Recently I had the opportunity to test out some soap nuts liquid laundry detergent from Green Virgin Products. 



I used 1 pump in a small/medium load of light colored clothes but it didn't remove some of the stains so I increased the next load to 2 pumps and it worked better. Used with a homemade laundry detergent booster, it works even better. 
I have used soap nuts for laundry detergent for over a year now and I do find that the liquid is a bit easier to use and both do a good job of leaving my clothes smelling fresh. I use wool dryer balls so I haven't used fabric softener in a few years and with the soap nuts detergent I still have static-free clothes without using harsh chemicals to clean and soften my laundry!
You can find the soap nuts and soap nuts liquid at the Green Virgin Products website. Please go to their website to read about soap nuts, what they are, how they work, etc.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tiger Nuts - They're awesome - who knew?!




Last night my Tiger Nuts arrived in the mail. What are Tiger Nuts? Hee hee... not what you're thinking!


Here's what Tiger Nuts has for a Product Description:

Product Description
We are Tiger Nuts, and we are NOT Nuts!

Actually Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest 'single source' snack food on the market", and they have been that way for over 4000 years and they are a Tuber, which makes them Vegan, but taste like a nut.

Tiger Nuts are 100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Dairy Free, 100% Allergens Free, High Fiber (33%), Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition and taste great too!

The people that like Tiger Nuts are into health and well-being, paleo, working out, can read the back label of a pack, struggle with celiac, diabetes, weight loss (they curb your appetite) and are generally looking for a snack that will hold them over to the next meal. It is enjoyable, tastes great and does you good too!

And from their website:


So what the....are Tiger Nuts?
Well, here’s the shocker! Tiger Nuts are NOT nuts at all! They are tubers and they grow on the ground, much like a potato. They are nature’s way of delivering a natural, great tasting, nutritious, GLUTEN-FREE, ORGANIC, health-snack alternative that gives you that boost of energy you sometimes need. Tiger Nuts are packed with fiber, which acts as a dietary aid, full of vitamins, have zero trans fats, and are perfect for people who are allergic to nuts or are diabetic. 
Are Tiger Nuts a SUPERFOOD Wonder Snack?
Well, pretty much, YES! We believe that there are no other health-snack products on the market that can offer you all the benefits of Tiger Nuts from one single source. They are the best tasting healthy snack food product that health-minded consumers, just like you, have been looking for to satisfy a snacking desire.
...and the only thing they’re choc full of, is natural goodness!

10 REASONS WHY TIGERNUTS ARE A SUPERFOOD:
1. Tigernuts’ high content in fiber keeps your whole body healthy
2. Tigernut milk (also known as Horchata de Chufas) is a great substitute for cow’s milk
3. Tigernuts are a solid source of magnesium
4. Tigernuts can help control your blood pressure
5. Tigernuts may help protect you from cancer and cardiovascular disease
6. Tigernuts give you a potassium boost
7. Tigernuts are a good non-meat source of protein
8. Tigernut milk can help control diabetes
9. Tigernut rivals olive oil for “heart healthy” oils
10. Tiger nuts Can Help Fight Malnutrition in Under-developed Nations



I am really enjoying munching on these - so much so that I think I'll need to order a few more packages to have on hand! I've been searching for a healthy snack and I've found it!

If you want to try these yourself, follow this link to Tigernutsusa.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Argan + Coconut + Jojoba Oil Hair Treatment + Elixir Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Product Description

Do you have dry, damaged or frizzy hair? Then you can't afford to MISS OUT on this REVOLUTIONARY formula!


Our Unique Hair Treatment & Elixir (Made Up Of 100% Plant Oils) Will Revitalize Your Hair Instantly!
So Be Prepared To Be Flooded With Compliments...Because Your Hair Will Be:
• Deeply Nourshied & Conditioned. 
• Stronger, Longer & Healthier. 
• Softer, Silkier & Shinier. 
• Protected from heat and UV damage. 
• More beautiful than ever before. 

Customers LOVE Our Product Because It's Made From 100% Plant Based Oils:
Argan Oil - Improves the elasticity of dry and brittle hair. 
Shea Butter - Nourishes your hair from roots to tips. 
Olive Oil -A great natural conditioner that can revive even the most damaged hair. 
Coconut Oil - Works wonders for both dry and oily scalp. 
Jojoba Oil - Repairs damage and promotes hair growth. 
Sunflower Oil - A light moisturizing oil that softens the hair, while making it more manageable. 
Grapeseed Oil - Serves as a natural sunscreen for hair. 

100% 100-Day Satisfaction Guarantee! If you're not completely satisfied, just contact us and we'll give you a full refund (no need to return the bottle). No questions asked.
I tried this elixir a couple of times but found it to be too tacky and sticky for my taste. It left my hands feeling very sticky and was difficult for me to get worked through my hair. I think maybe the addition of shea butter is what causes this. I would probably like it if it didn't have that in it. I am going to try adding it to an argan oil conditioner that I have to see if that helps. 

I have very thin, baby fine hair and think that this product might work best for people with thick hair. 

That said, I think this product has some amazing ingredients in it. All of the ingredients are very nourishing and are fabulous for repairing damaged hair. I'm going to continue to try different ways of using it to see if I can find a way that works for me.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer Cream

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I recently received this anti-aging facial moisturizer cream to try out and review. As you know, I'm a rancher and a fiber artist so I spend a lot of time outside in the elements - sun, wind, etc. - and the elements, especially at this altitude (8400+ ft) are brutal, and especially as we age! 


The cream comes in a handy push top pump bottle. The bottle is nice and fat so it is really easy for my arthritic hands to hold and pump - a big PLUS for me! It goes on smoothly and soaks in quickly, leaving my skin feeling moist and dewy fresh without feeling greasy. My face feels SO smooth, even after only a couple of uses and improves with each use. I originally started using it only at night, after using the Vitamin C serum that I reviewed earlier on the blog. Now, I'm using it mixed in with my homemade zinc oxide cream in the morning, as well.

Here is what Insta Natural has to say about the product on Amazon:

Can be used as an all over face moisturizer, hand moisturizer and even as an under eye cream moisturizer.

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Provides firm, even, bright skin and ultimate hydration for a radiant complexion.

HUGE 3.4 OZ Size ★ Made in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Registered Facility

98% Natural Ingredients ★ No Parabens, No Sulfates & No Alcohol

★ WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK ★ Our Guarantee: We back our products up with a 100-day hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.

Here is the Product Description on Amazon:


Product Description

Dealing with Fine Lines, Crow's Feet and Wrinkles? Then you CAN'T AFFORD to miss out on our revolutionary Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer.

Our Product Is The Perfect Solution To All Aging Related Issues!

• Reduces dryness by providing unsurpassed hydration to skin.
• Helps firm the skin.
• Improves tone & texture.
• Provides you with a more radiant and glowing complexion than ever before!

InstaNatural Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer contains the MOST ADVANCED CLINICALLY TESTED ingredients!

• Botanical Hyaluronic acid: This is the most skin nourishing ingredient.
• Clinically proven age-defying blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, MSM, Cocoa Butter, Green Tea and Cucumber Distillate.
• Tested Organic and Natural ingredients for a glowing youthful face: Aloe Vera, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Sunflower oil, Rosehip oil, Flaxseed oil, Avocado oil, Lemongrass, Evening Primrose and more.
• This rich blend has the MAXIMUM potency to help you look beautiful and young!

100% 100-Day Satisfaction Guarantee! If you're not completely satisfied, just message us and we'll give you a full refund (no need to return the bottle). No questions asked.
We apologize if we're sold out...Our products are usually in high demand and due to limited quantities, we tend to run out of stock.


And, a list of the ingredients:
Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cucumber Distillate, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Sunflower Oil, Tamanu Oil, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Wildcrafted Arnica, Organic Lavender, Organic Calendula, Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Macadamia Nut Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Glycolic Acid, Organic Cocos Nucifera (-Coconut Oil), Squalane, Lactic Acid, Palm Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Wildcrafted Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Camellia Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Wildcrafted Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright), Helichrysum Gymnocephalum (Helichrysum Essential Oil), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Sodium Carbomer, Sclerotium Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl (Antioxidant), Lecithin, Pyrus Malus (Apple), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar...
The cream isn't heavily scented. It has a dry, herbal scent to it. I can't really place the exact scent but it reminds me of dried herbs. 
I am going to order another bottle of this cream because I really do love it a lot!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Vitamin C Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to try Valentia Evenglow Vitamin C Serum. Because I spend a lot of time outdoors, the elements have taken their toll on my skin and my face has suffered the most damage. 


Here is the information on the product:

  • EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.
  • INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
  • ABSORBS RAPIDLY: Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.
  • BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Oil and a foundation of 20% Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.
  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles leaving skin clearer and younger.

The product can be found on Amazon.com here. I hope you can read the ingredients in the photo below. 



I have to say that the product lived up to its promises. My Amazon.com review reads: 

I have used this serum for a couple of weeks now and my skin is much softer, more even skin tone, the lines and wrinkles are reduced and my face looks and feels so much younger and fresher! For the first time in months I sat in the chair at the salon getting my hair cut and looked in the mirror without thinking "who IS that old bag?!" I am a rancher who spends a great deal of time outside in the elements and this serum is the perfect solution to repairing the damage done by the elements. I have very sensitive skin and have allergies, as well, and this serum has always soothed my skin. I look forward to continued use and skin improvements!


I encourage you to try this Vitamin C serum out for yourself! As for me, I will be ordering another bottle of this fine product!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Organic Matcha Green Tea = Yummy!!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I recently received a package of  Organic Match Green Tea Powder to try out and review.


You can find the product on Amazon here:

   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDT116M/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


They also emailed a file to me with lots of yummy looking and sounding recipes to use the Matcha tea in. I just used it to make Green Tea Latte, which is my absolute favorite way to use Matcha green tea! I love the green tea lattes at Starbucks but on a rancher's "pay" cannot afford to buy them very often. This tea, prepared with steamed milk and stevia (or honey) tastes very much like what I get at Starbucks, so I was very excited to be able to make my favorite drink at home!

The tea tasted delicious and it was easy to make. I can't wait to try it out in some of the other recipes they gave me. I like drinking smoothies, especially in the summer, so I'm going to try some in a smoothie next.

Here are some facts about Matcha green tea:

  • ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
  • CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body's metabolism
  • LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder arrives in an easy-to-use airtight health grade packaging allowing for as much or as little use as you need for any occasion. Enjoy a relaxing latte in the morning, bake a dozen cupcakes or simply add a small boost to your morning smoothie
  • 137x ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: Matcha Green Tea can only be used in a powdered form because, unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
  • IMPROVED HAIR & SKIN HEALTH: Scientists have discovered Matcha Green Tea helps protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays as well as free radicals damage

Tastes good and good for you! You can't beat that! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.