InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I’m a big fan of InstaNatural products and I’ve reviewed several of their products right here on my blog.  I love that they make products that are 100% natural and organically made.  They are also a company that is based in the United States in Florida and all of their products are packaged in certified facilities right here in the USA.

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InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask is my once a week treatment for my face and body.  I apply it on my face once a week and leave it on for 15 minutes.  Then I simply wash it off with warm water while massaging my skin.  The mud mask has a cooling sensation and It leaves my face feeling refreshed and renewed and oh so soft.   I also apply the mask to my elbows, legs, and feet.  It’s a perfect in-home spa treatment for your whole body.

What the company has to say about their product:

The Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea.  Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains.   Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin.

It’s advised that the Dead Sea Mud Mask treatment be only used once a week. The mask includes ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula Oil, and Hickory Bark Extract which provides moisture to dry and irritated skin.  Perfect for the winter weather we are having here in NC the last few weeks.  My skin tends to be dryer in the winter months and I’m always trying to remember to slather lotion on constantly.

This treatment is not only used to treat acne and blemishes, it also helps you achieve a more even skin tone and smoother complexion, and has age-defying benefits that will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when used on a weekly basis.

You can purchase a 16 oz container here.  InstaNatural stands behind their products and as always has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.  You can follow InstaNatural via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I received a complimentary 16 oz jar in exchange for my honest opinions and review courtesy of Brandbacker and InstaNatural.  

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Summit Nutritions Pure Whey Protein Isolate Review

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Summit Nutritions is a manufacturer of premium quality natural dietary supplements such as Pure Raspberry Ketone Extract, Pure Garcinia Cambogia, and now they are introducing Pure Whey Protein Isolate

The Pure Whey Protein Isolate is 100% Bio Pure Whey Protein that is made by using patented ultra-microfiltration process which preserves Natural Profile of Amino Acid unlike other whey protein isolates.  This product is available in 2 different flavors:  Natural Alpine Vanilla and Natural Dutch Chocolate and is offered in a 3-pack of single size servings.

What’s so great about Summit Nutritions Pure Whey Isolate?

90% of protein per scoop


Lactose Free

Soy Free

Naturally Flavored-great tasting!

No Fillers or Excipients

No Hidden Ingredients

Simply mix with your favorite beverage

High Protein 

Suggested 1-4 servings per day

Kosher certified

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These are perfect for when you are on the go and want something quick.  You can use it as a meal replacement and it’s very healthy and nutritious for you!  I love that they come in packets-they are already pre-measured and ready to mix with your favorite beverage.  My favorite is milk, however you can just mix it with soy milk, almond milk, or even water.  I added one pack to my morning smoothie (bananas, strawberries,  and dark chocolate) and it was delicious!  This morning I just mixed it with low fat milk and ice cubes.  It was very tasty on it’s own-almost like a vanilla cake batter taste!

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Let’s talk about the taste.  I received the Natural Alpine Vanilla flavor and was very pleased…it tasted like a vanilla milkshake!  Not at all chalky like most of the powdered drinks that are available today.  I’m not a fan of drinks like Boost, Ensure, or many other pre-mixed drinks or powders so I was very skeptical at first.  I was very surprised with the taste and texture of this product and highly recommend it!

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinions and review courtesy of Tomoson and Summit Nutritions.  

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Day by Day Beauty’s Luxury Blotting Paper Review

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Day by Day Beauty‘s Luxury Blotting paper sheets are made of premium-grade 100% natural pulp fiber that quickly absorbs unwanted oil. These sheets remove excess oil and shine and give you a photo-ready complexion.

They come in a 2-pack consisting of 100 premium sheets per pack.  So you get 200 sheets in two little convenient packs that are easy to store in your purse or car for use anytime.

The blotting sheets have a thin and filmy texture-almost like wax paper but not quite as thick.  

100 sheets per pack.  2 packs included in your purchase.

Comes in a convenient and portable pack that protects the blotting papers.

Quickly absorbs any excess oil and shine.

Does not disturb your makeup.

Perfect for using after a workout at the gym.

Great for traveling or on-the-go. 


Perfect to carry around in summer months-when the sweat and oil seems to take over your face!

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I don’t typically have very oily skin except for when I wear makeup.  The makeup causes my skin to get oily and blotting sheets have been perfect for me to take on-the-go so I can use them wherever I am.  Usually I have to treat my forehead and the area around my nose and chin.  The blotting sheets literally soak up the oil when you apply them to your face.  Oil contributes to breakouts so by using the blotting sheets you are preventing unwanted breakouts by removing the excess oil from your face.

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I stand by products that are natural and cruelty-free.  Day by Day Beauty, Inc.  proudly provides their customers with natural and organic skin care products at affordable prices.  They also offer a money-back guarantee!

You can purchase the Day by Day Beauty Facial Blotting Sheets here for $8.97.  Keep in mind you get 2 packs for a total of 200 sheets with each purchase!  What a deal!!  You can also follow Day by Day Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinions and review courtesy of Tomoson and Day by Day Beauty, Inc.  

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World Market Pick-Me-Ups!

I’m a huge fan of anything and everything from World Market.  Especially when it comes to their measuring spoons and measuring cups or anything in the dining/kitchen category.  I’ve been eyeing these Mason Jar Ceramic Measuring Spoons and cups for awhile now and finally got my hands on the spoons!  It was a cat and mouse game of when they were available online because they sell out of them very quickly!  The closest World Market is 30 minutes away so I don’t get to the store as often as I would like.  I still have yet to pick up the Mason Jar measuring cups…but hopefully I will have them soon!



Also I found this lovely set of Spring Ceramic Measuring Cups that I fell in love with!  I knew when I came across it online that I had to order it as well.

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They really are lovely and I can’t wait to put them to use!  Some other items that I’m drooling over are the Aqua Ceramic Scone Pan, the Nomad Flower Mugs, these adorable Silicone Berry Basket Muffin Baking Cups, this Large Lagoon Blue Ceramic Baker, the Teapot Chalkboard, and these cute Bird Apothecary Jars to build a Terrarium in!

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What are some of your favorite things from World Market?  Have you made any recent purchases either in store or online lately?

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Coconut Colon Cleanse by Island Vibrance Review

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The Coconut Colon Cleanse by Island Vibrance helps remove the build-up of harmful toxins and waste from your lower intestines.  With all the processed foods that we consume in days, weeks, and over all these years…our bodies need a cleanse from time to time.   This cleanse will allow your body to clean your vital organs, give you more energy and remove the toxins from your body as well as help you loose weight, decrease body fat, and increase your energy levels.  This product was meticulously created in their FDA regulated and certified cGMP lab with only premium all natural quality ingredients.

 So what’s the difference in a regular colon cleanser and the Island Vibrance Coconut Cleanse?  Most of the colon cleansers available now use fillers and low-end diuretics that could possibly cause diarrhea, cramping, intestinal pain, and more.  With the Island Vibrance Coconut Cleanse being all-natural and with real coconut playing a key role in the cleanse…the side effects are minimal to none.  Coconut is a high-fiber food and has been counted on as a all-natural laxative for thousands of years…and this cleanse is made with real coconut-no artificial flavors or additives.  This colon cleanse works effectively to kick start your body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas and burning more calories.

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If you have ever experienced lower intestinal issues you will know that they are absolutely NO fun.  If you are suffering from bloating, constipation, weakness, and having low energy then you should give the colon cleanse a try.  After using this product for a few weeks I could already tell a big difference in my energy level and the bloating issues I was experiencing have decreased tremendously.

This colon cleanse works effectively to kick start your body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more calories.  If you would like to purchase the Coconut Colon Cleanse you can do so by visiting Amazon here.

Island Vibrance is a company that designs, formulates, tests and distributes only the best supplement solutions. NO fillers, NO binders, and NO artificial ingredients. All Island Vibrance products come with our “Hassle Free” 365 day money back guarantee.

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**Buy 1 bottle of ANY Island Vibrance product and the company will donate $1 to Feed My Starving Children.**

You can also follow Island Vibrance on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  They also sell other products such as Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Pure Raspberry Ketone Extract with Green Coffee Bean, and Pure Resveratrol Extract.

I received this product for free in exchange for a review courtesy of Tomoson and Island Vibrance.  

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Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and a Giveaway!!

Another product that I’m loving on right now is the Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream for the face, neck and body…especially since winter is always so harsh to my skin.  I suffer from really dry skin all winter long.  I have container that I keep supplied with lotions that have extra moisturizing powers in them just for the winter months.

The Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream is sulfate, oil, phthalate, alcohol, and paraben free and is clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles all while moisturizing your skin!  You can use it all over your body not just strictly on your face, however, I’ve been using it mainly on my face and neck for the last few weeks.

It is a non-greasy cream that is suitable for ALL skin types including normal, oily, dry, and sensitive skin.  Not only can you use it for a moisturizing cream but it also can be used as a day or night cream or even a makeup base.  It hydrates, tones, tightens, firms, and removes wrinkles from your skin.  The ingredients in this cream replenish your skin’s natural building blocks to create more of a youthful appearance.

You can see results in as little as one week and in 12 weeks the full benefits are visible.  You can eliminate several steps in your daily beauty regimen by using the cream twice daily.

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Anavita is a company based in Tennessee, USA and their products are manufactured in Canada under strict Canadian cosmetic manufacturing guidelines.

Message from the brand:

Anavita Skin Care embodies Live the Beautiful Life(TM). It’s about looking our best while pursuing the life path that gives us personal satisfaction. We strive to be better and at the same time appreciate who we are and enjoy our life journey.

Our brand is sophisticated, fashionable, and worldly. It embraces simple elegance. We want our customers to look their best, and we help them achieve that with effective, simple skin care solutions.

Our skin care products are never tested on animals and only feature formulations with high quality ingredients free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and petroleum oils.

We are a company based in Tennessee, U.S.A. All of our products are produced in North America under strict cosmetic manufacturing guidelines.

Our top priority is to provide customers with 100% satisfaction, and nothing is more important for our company than giving people a positive experience.

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Details on the Anti-Wrinkle Cream:

THREE CLINICALLY TESTED ingredients – unique super-absorbent hyaluronic acid + Argireline (5%) + Matrixyl – make this anti aging, anti wrinkle cream for face & neck the absolute most effective anti wrinkle cream available

PROVEN TO STIMULATE COLLAGEN & reduce fine lines & deep wrinkles so you can avoid more expensive procedures like facelifts or Botox injections

HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS ALLOW FOR A RANGE OF USES – anti wrinkle cream, moisturizer, day cream, night cream, peptide cream, makeup base

CRUELTY FREE anti-wrinkle cream does not contain parabens, sulfates or drying alcohol – Non-irritating + safe for all skin types with visible results in 2 to 4 weeks & continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner)

GUARANTEED TO LEAVE YOUR SKIN FIRMER, tighter, more toned, moisturized & more youthful looking by rebuilding the cellular matrix – If other people don’t comment on your improved appearance within thirty days, we’ll give you your money back!

Giveaway time!!

You now have a chance to win your own bottle of Anavita’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream!!

Enter the giveaway by clicking on the Rafflecopter link below.  This giveaway will end on February 27th at 12am.  Good luck!

The contest is only open to residents of the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.

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and the winner is:


If you don’t win the giveaway or you are anxious to start using this wonderful cream you can purchase it here.  I also have a special Amazon coupon code to share that was given to be by Anavita for my loyal readers!

The coupon is good for $5 off a bottle of Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and can be applied at checkout on

Below is the code to use:

coupon code: FEBBAC28
expires March 22, 2015

I was given this product for free courtesy of Brandbacker and Anavita in exchange for my honest opinions and review.  

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Beauty By Earth Konjac Facial Sponge Review

I’ve never used a facial sponge before testing this one out.  I’ve always used a washcloth and some soap to clean my face.  I have sensitive skin so I usually wash my face twice a day…when I wake up and before I go to bed.  The longer I leave on make up the more prone to breaking out I am.

I was skeptical of using the sponge at first, but I’ve learned that Konjac Sponges are 100% natural, vegan, & biodegradable!  With that being said…I knew that would persuade me to use it.   I actually won this set from a giveaway over on a blog I follow!

I received Konjac Facial Sponges by Beauty By Earth.

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In my package there was one white sponge and a black sponge.  The white sponge is a natural sponge that contains 100% Konjac Glucomannan and the black sponge is a charcoal sponge that contains 99% Konjac Glucomannan and 1% Bamboo Charcoal.  I was feeling generous so I gifted the black one to my sweet friend Santa to test out.  FYI- the black sponge is specifically used for people that have oily skin or problematic skin.   I don’t have oily skin and usually don’t break out unless it’s something I’m allergic to.

These Konjac sponges have no artificial coloring, preservatives,  any toxic or harmful chemicals, they are cruelty free, GMO-free, & fragrance free.   They are naturally alkaline and they balance the acidity and pH levels of the skin barrier.

Great for exfoliating, purifying, and deep cleansing the skin and also helps promote blood flow and skin regeneration.   The Konjac sponges are perfect for ANY skin type, including sensitive skin.

My thoughts on the Konjac sponge:

I love the fact that the sponges are 100% natural and that they are biodegradable.  Good for you and good for the planet!

The sponge is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.  Great for traveling!

It has a smooth texture and does not irritate your skin.

Leaves your face feeling refreshed, clean, and moisturized.

Removes make up while exfoliating your skin.

Money Back Guarantee

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How to use the Konjac sponges:

Soak the sponge in warm water until the sponge has fully expanded and is saturated with water.  

Gently massage your face and decollete with the sponge in a circular motion and in an upward motion.  

Allow the sponge to air-dry in a well-ventilated area after each use.  The sponge will shrink, become wrinkly, and harden as it dries out.  

How to clean the Konjac sponges:

You only need to sterilize the Konjac sponges once a week in boiling water.  Let them air-dry as you usually do after use.  

My tips:

Make sure you completely allow the sponge to air-dry before your next use.  

Don’t leave it in your bathroom or shower.  Take the sponge to your bedroom and hang with the provided string allowing it to completely dry-it will dry faster.

The sponges are said to last from 4-6 weeks, however, you should replace them once you see them disintegrating or breaking down.  I’ve been using my for 5 weeks now and it’s still good as new.

You can purchase this set of 2 Konjac sponges here.  On sale now for $12!!  You get two sponges…the natural sponge and the charcoal sponge.  Keep in mind that these sponges last from 4-6 weeks and possibly longer if you take care of them.  So that’s $12 for possibly up to 2 months of use.

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Beauty By Earth also sells other products that might interest you including Lip Balms, Organic Argan Oil, Sunscreen, and Facial Toners!

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