Ellovi – Body Butter Review 

This time of year my skin gets hit hard. From the colder temps and dryer air, my skin starts to lack moisture and needs a little extra TLC. There are slot of products I use that may help skin conditions but to be honest, the ingredients don’t make me feel good about using them daily. When I was approached by the people over at Ellovi I was intrigued by their 6 ingredient body body. 

Ellovi was created to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers. The founders are passionate about crafting pure and nutritional skincare products from plants. They want not only to make simply the best natural skincare products, but the best skincare products of any kind.

Our first & popular product, Body Butter, is an intensely hydrating body moisturizer made from macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea. There are no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients.

They currently offer 4 different scents: Original, Vanilla, Mint Chocolate & Blossom. I was able to try out the Chamomile Blossom. Was I taken back and surprised by this product. It was solid at first but with the warmth of my hands it slowly was absorbed into my skin. These body butters can be used from skin to hair. I tried it as a leave in on the ends of my hair and it definitely helped with my spilt ends and smelled amazing. 

I honestly recommend this product to anyone, especially as a stocking stuffer this time of year. 

The people over at Ellovi have been so generous that they are offering (1) Full size Chamomile Blossom Body Butter to a lucky reader. Simply enter below for your chance to win & don’t forget to stop ok over to Ellovi and checkout the products yourself. 
Happy Pampering! 

Disclaimer: The item was given for review purposes. As always, my opinions are my own. 


goPURE Naturals – 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil


Skin care is a huge concern these days for most. With more and more people becoming aware of what ingredients are being put into their products, this education is turning people to more natural ways. GoPure  Fractionated coconut oil is a lightweight emollient that provides an effective barrier for the skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. A must-have for dry or sensitive skin; it leaves you feeling smooth and hydrated, never sticky or greasy.  It is the highest grade available on the market, 100% pure, with no added chemicals, preservatives or dyes. This premium therapeutic grade oil contains antimicrobial, antibacterial and astringent properties, making it an effective treatment for a wide variety of skin and health conditions.

Unlike whole coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, fractionated coconut oil is a clear liquid that is ideal for a wide range of uses, including use in DIY health and beauty recipes and as a massage and carrier oil. Fractionated coconut oil is perfect for all skin types, including dry or sensitive skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth, without a greasy residue, and will never clog pores or aggravate skin problems. It is a mild, efficient and effective face wash for all skin types, quickly dissolving makeup, excess oil and dirt. Because it absorbs quickly and will not clog pores, it is the perfect moisturizer for your face and body. It is a safe, mild and natural way to easily remove waterproof makeup, and its antimicrobial properties allow it to work well as an all-natural deodorant. This oil nourishes and tames hair, making it perfect for curly, damaged or chemically treated hair. It even works well in homemade toothpastes or for oil pulling. Whether used alone, added to store-bought lotions and soaps or as an ingredient in a homemade health and beauty recipe, fractionated coconut oil offers a wide variety of benefits for users of all ages.

I honestly loved this product, it’s great used on its own and when you are making your own DIY skin care products. I actually used some organic shea butter I had on hand and rosewater and created a perfect hand cream, which was lightly scented perfect for spring.  I recommend this to anyone whose been on the fence about fractionated coconut oil – definitely a great 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.

Instanatural Anti-Aging Skin Clearing Serum & Moroccan Rose Water – Review


Not long ago, I had the pleasure of trying another product from InstaNatural (here), so when I was given another opportunity to try 2 of their other products, I couldn’t have been more ready.


For those that want the power of Vitamin C and Retinol to fight against aging, while also treating acne and hyperpigmentation, our Anti-Aging Skin Clearing Serum is the perfect solution for you. The lightweight serum absorbs easily into the skin, delivering 20% Vitamin C and 2.5% Retinol to help reverse the signs of aging by restoring a youthful appearance to the skin. Vitamin C and Retinol helps to combat issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, discoloration, and dry, rough skin. Meanwhile, a combination of Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid soothes irritated skin, treats blemishes . These potent ingredients unclog pores to remove redness and inflammation, resulting in a clearer, brighter complexion while also diminishing signs of aging.
Key Ingredients:
+ 20% Vitamin C
+ 3.5% Niacinamide
+ 2.5% Retinol
+ 2% Salicylic Acid


I have loved using this product since I received it. It has helped with brighting my skin, and balancing my skin. This product does help eliminate the redness that comes along with inflammation of acne, plus the citrus scent from the Vitamin C is a great morning pick me up.   

Experience the benefits of a cleanser, toner, hydrator and replenisher from one incredible product. Our Rose water is 100% pure and imported directly from Morocco. It is a formula suitable for all skin types: Normal, Oily, Dry and Sensitive.

  • Removes dirt from skin to make it clean and clear
  • Keeps the skin hydrated to make it super soft and glowy
  • The calming properties soothes skin irritations
  • It can help make the hair soft and shiny
  • Can be used as a natural makeup remover
  • Gives a relaxing bath when mixed with water
  • Useful for Aromatherapy
  • NO Chemicals or Preservatives
  • NO Added Fragrance

I have used a few rose-water toners before, and I must say that this is up there with the best of them. The product smells exactly like fresh rose petals (love!) and its a great addition to skin regmin for calming skin. During warmer months, I have even placed my rose-water toner in the fridge for a refreshing mist on my sun drenched skin. LOVE this!! 


In all I can not say anything more about this company, they have yet again given great products with results.

I recommend you check them out if you havent already, here.


Happy Pampering!



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.

BeautyBox5 – November Review 2014



The holidays are close by, so the hustle & bustle are here for the season. But this doesn’t mean you can’t keep your looks on point. These easy goodies, will keep your pampering routine short so you can enjoy the rest of your day.

BeautyBox5 – is a subscription based beauty sampling program that send 5 cosmetic samples to your door monthly. It is geared to helping introduce women to new cosmetic products and educating them as well. The products vary monthly and are based on best products for your lifestyle.

Memberships perks for being a monthly BeautyBox5 subscriber is:

All members receive FREE shipping, & receive exclusive discounts from their partner brands.

In this months subscription box, I received the following items:

  • Afterfeather Refillable Travel Bottles
  • DenTek Floss Picks + Case
  • HASK Macadamia Revitalizing Shine Oil
  • Laura Ashley Body Butter (Peony)
  • Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

The full products this month valued at over $35, a great steal for only $12/monthly subscription.

There is also the option to subscribe quarterly for $30 (save $6), or yearly for $99 (save $45).

  1. Afterfeather Refillable Travel Bottles– This pretty little travel buddy is not only functional and TSA-approved, but easy on the eyes! Great reusable bottles, combing style and functionality.
  2. DenTek Floss Picks + Case – Floss in style with these adorable picks and colorful case! I know that for me I can always find a time or moment that I need a little floss, now having this convenient case that holds them it is discreet and looks good.
  3. HASK Macadamia Revitalizing Shine Oil –  Nuts for having healthy hair? This ultra-hydrating oil is just what you need. Applying a small amount to your hairs ends after conditioning, will bring your dull strands back to life. I have used HASK products before, and am a FAN of this one as well.
  4. Laura Ashley Body Butter (Peony) – Indulging in nourishing, rich lotion, is a must during the winter months. For optimal moisture, best to use post shower so that your damp skin will absorb, for a seriously smooth result.
  5. Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash – This rich lathering body wash, is Doves newest beauty breakthrough. It will leave your skin softer, and smoother after just one shower.


If your ready to join in the fun, and try out your own click here : BeautyBox 5

Happy Pampering!!



Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.

Skincando Product Review: Bring Your Skin Back To Life Naturally


love skin care products, so when I was approached by Skincando to do a review – I couldn’t wait!

Skincando was started back in 1998 by Sara Damelio, a college student, who found herself in a skin predicament. She had battled acne ever since high school. After working at a top luxury skin care boutique in Washington, she noticed that her skin problems were not getting better and made them even worse. Sara discovered that many common substances and preservatives used in commercial skin care products are toxic and contain petroleum byproducts and parabens. She deciding to devote herself to learning about natural beauty, she became a licensed esthetician and after several years, an organic beauty specialist. After experimenting with formulas at home, she had created a winning batch & Combat-Ready Balm was born. A cream that alleviating skin for purposes beyond simply moisturizing—eczema, sunburn, insect bites, diaper rash and blisters proved to be no match for the cream.

Skincando’s eco-beauty products are the result of 10 years of research focused on healing the skin naturally. Skincando is an earth-friendly company, using non-toxic cleaning agents in our production process, we recycle and use recycled and biodegradable materials. Their belief that it is just as important to protect the environment as it is to protect ourselves. Products are handcrafted in micro-batches from the highest quality natural + organic ingredients and are free from harmful synthetics such as parabens, petrochemicals, fragrances or dyes; plus their products are concentrated and last at least two times longer than commercial products. 

Skincando offers three lines of products: Combat-Ready, Skincando Luxe & Skincando Kids.


Skincando Luxe ( Miracle Cream & Brew Lip Balm)


Combat-Ready ( Balm for Kids, Lip Balm & Soap Bar)

As you can see from the above pictures I had the privilege to sample these products, and might I say that are simply amazing! From the ingredients to the packaging – these products were a hit!

My husband even helped out on this review, and tried the Combat-Ready Soap Bar and Lip Balm. He is very particular himself and liked both products – he noted that the lip balm wasnt “greasy” or left a filmy reside as some chapsticks/lip balms do and with the brutal winter we’ve had, it provided perfect moisture and relief from the elements.

As for the Combat-Ready Balm for Babies and Kids – this is an All in One item. Worked great on my son’s chapped skin for the harsh winter air, and healed it fast. I even used it on area of irritation/diaper rash and it cleared it up almost immediately. I cant wait to order the full size and use it for the other uses during the summer/spring months (scratches & bug bites).

Now saving the best for last was the Luxe line. First of all the Brew Lip Balm is my new favorite Lip Balm out of EVERYTHING I use. I have never used such a luxury lip balm product like this, that had Myrrh Essential Oil in it before. Royalty has been using Myrrh E.O. for centuries and I can clearly see why, and now I feel like part of the crowd!! The Miracle Cream is another product to rave about, it’s an intensive natural treatment moisturizer. It not only hydrates the skin, but also diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Ingredients include: vitamins a + e, organic rose geranium oil and essential fatty acids in this cold pressed cream.  Plus they offer a vegan version of this for those who are interested.

In all I was HIGHLY pleased with this company, and the products they offer – and can understandably see why they have been featured in Martha Stewart, O Magazine, Allure, EllE Hot List, and The Today Show – to name a few.

Stop on over to Skincando, and check out the products you will be happy you did!!

Happy Pampering!!