Sunday, August 28, 2016

New York Biology Sandalwood Essential Oil

The other day, I left a review on New York Biology's Tea Tree oil (which you can find here). Today I'll be reviewing NYB's Sandalwood oil.

This particular Sandalwood oil is the Santalum Almbum, which is the purest you can find. It originates from India.

My husband and I use this in our diffuser most of the time. The scent of this specific Sandalwood oil (which you can find on Amazon) is so potent, that you literally only need one drop of oil (it's much too strong if you use more than that).

Topical Uses for Sandalwood Oil:

  • Astringent
  • Reduce inflammation for warts, pimples, etc.
  • Can be used as an expectorant
  • Helps decrease blood pressure

Aromatherapy Benefits of Sandalwood Oil:
  • Relaxation
  • Mental Clarity/Focus
  • Helps reduce depression & anxiety
  • Helps to treat insomnia
  • Reduces stress
  • Natural aphrodisiac

There are SO many more uses and benefits for Sandalwood oil that I wish I had time to list them all! New York Biology's oils are genuinely some of the purest that are on the market. If you're not using essential oils in your household, I highly recommend using them. You'll wonder why you didn't start using them sooner! Stay tuned. I'm actually working on a series of reviews for New York Biology's essential oils (I'm super excited about this!!), and my next one will be for their Lavender oil.

***This is a sponsored post (as is the rest of the series). I received this product for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are absolutely 100% my own!***

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Review of #NewYorkBiology Tea Tree Oil

So, essential oils are something that our family has started using within the past year. I love that they have medicinal purposes, and that they come from nature. Tea tree oil has definitely been a go-to oil for me (I have 3 daughters, and it's a natural head lice preventative). Over the last 2 weeks, I've been testing New York Biology's Tea Tree oil, which was sent to me for free for review purposes.

New York Biology's Tea Tree oil comes straight from Australia (Where the Tea Tree is originally from), and is of the purest form of Tea Tree oil that you can find.

 I've used other brands of Tea Tree oil that weren't as pure, and could notice the difference as soon as I opened this bottle. The scent was MUCH more potent and noticeable than the brand I'd previously been using.

Aside from being a head lice preventative and treatment, there are a number of other purposes that this oil can be used for.

Some of the purposed that Tea Tree oil can be used for as listed below:

  • Acne
  • Fungal infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Abrasions and minor cuts
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Dry skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Plantar warts

There are MANY other uses, aside from those listed above, for Tea Tree oil. It's actually one of my FAVORITE oils, and you can find it here.

Again, I received this oil free in exchange for my review, but all opinions are genuinely my own! P.S. I've got more oils from New York Biology that I'm super excited to be reviewing over the next few weeks! Essential oils have truly changed my family's life, and I honestly can't wait to share all the different medicinal benefits with everyone! (Yes, I'm an Essential Oil nut, haha!)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

ISA Professional Victorya Flat Iron Hair Straightener Review

I've been in the market for a new hair straightener for what seems like forever now! Not just any straightener will do. I love my hair, I love styling it, etc., but I also want to keep it healthy and PROTECT it. I wanted a straightener that was built with those needs in mind. I'm so happy to have found one!

The ISA Professional Flat Iron Hair Straightener, which you can find here, is currently priced at $118, and I can tell you from experience that it's worth every penny!

Some key features to this straightener (as also listed on their website) include:
  •  100% Solid Tourmaline ceramic plates
  • SMART Automatic Temperature adjustment (personally my FAVORITE feature)
  • Universal Voltage
  • Fast and safe straightening, curls, & waves
  • 360 degree no tangle cord
  • Full 2 year warranty

As you can see, this straightener has a nice sleek design, and I love the red plates on it. I also like that the on/off switch is on the inside of the straightener, because I don't have to worry about accidentally turning it off while I'm straightening my hair. 

As you can see on the left, my hair's natural state is this weird combination of being kind of straight, but kind of wavy at the same time. 

I love how sleek and straight my hair is after using this hair straightener!

Am I satisfied with this hair straightener? Absolutely!! My hair is noticeably more soft now when I straighten it. Also? It only takes about half the time to straighten my hair now, compared to how long it used to take with my OLD hair straightener.

If you're in the market for a new flat iron, ISA Professional is a brand you need to consider. You truly get good value from this product! I know I'll be going back for more hair supplies in the future!

***I received this product free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are genuinely my own!***

Thursday, August 4, 2016

For Inquiring Minds...

I feel like it's been half past FOREVER now since the last time I made a "personal" post, so what better time than now, right??

Part of the reason for my lack of personal posts would be the fact that it's summer vacation, and my kids have been keeping me busy & on my toes! Like right NOW, for example. It's shortly after 3:00 a.m., and my sweet toddler has had me awake since around about midnight. Granted, SHE has not been awake the entire time. Once she woke me up, however, the act of me being able to fall asleep again went completely out the window. Thank goodness for COFFEE.

Those who follow the blog regularly know that I've spent the summer testing and reviewing products. It's been a great way to keep from feeling stressed! This week I've got some campaigns I'm working on that are all about #HairLove. I'm really excited about them!

Those who follow the blog regularly also know that I haven't posted the Houston Chronicle inserts for the majority of the summer. I will be starting to post them again once the new school year rolls around. The reason? On mornings when I type up the HC coupons, I wake at 3:00 a.m. to grab my paper and get started. During vacation time, this generally leaves me grumpy, and not fun to be around. So I made the decision to get proper amounts of rest while my girls are home for summer. They're my top priority, and I want them to enjoy the HAPPY me.

While I may not post many personal posts on this blog very often, you can still keep up with me on different social channels! (I'm always posting SOMEWHERE). I'll leave the links below:

One of these days, I'll get around to making a FB page! I've got some other adventures I'm about to embark on, and some new survey sites that I'm adding to my personal list of favorite sites. I'll post more on that later!

For now, I'm going to log off and finish my coffee. I just wanted to give everyone some explanations, and let y'all know why my posting habits have changed. I promise this is only temporary!