Wednesday, April 13, 2016

True You Organic Vitamin C Facial Serum and True You Skin Firming Cellulite Treatment (review)

Disclosure: I received both products for free from True You via Buview  in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own.

I love to try products that will do something positive for my 50+ yea old skin! Years ago, all we had were night time creams that you put on before you went to bed, and lotions that you put on your face after you washed and dried your face! Serums are "the" item for your face, it seems. The first True You product that I tried was their Organic Vitamin C Facial Serum.  The thing that I liked about their bottle was that it had a pump dispenser on it, and that you'd get a little pea sized amount on your finger! I also liked that their products were organic and no animal testing was done!

True You's Organic Vitamin C Facial Serum is an anti-wrinkle serum. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps to reverse the effects of UV exposure, cigarette smoking (I don't smoke!), and pollutant exposure. Think of Vitamin C as a little fighter combating the villains that try to age and attack your the skin on your face! Per True You's site,  Vitamin C "is key to the production of collagen, a protein  that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives the skin its firmness and strength" (from Web MD).  I liked it and felt that it did some helpful effect on my face!

I also tried and reviewed their Skin Firming Cellulite Treatment. You needed to exfoliate the skin that you were going to use it on prior to application, so I did my thighs. This product contained Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Papaya, Dead Sea Concentrate and Minerals, along with a few other items. When I used the Cellulite treatment, I could feel the firmness of the skin on the back of my thighs after it dried. I also liked the scent! Would I purchase it on my own? My answer is, yes, and same with the Vitamin C facial serum!

For more information, you can stop by : True You Organics for more information and to check out more of their products!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Gwen Stefani : "This Is What The Truth Feels Like" (Album Review-sponsored)

Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided the album to review but all opinions are my own.

I will admit that I wasn't very familiar with Gwen Stefani's music prior to reviewing "This Is What The Truth Feels Like"! I had to do some research on Gwen Stefani prior to writing this review. I kept thinking that I had not heard of the band, No Doubt, and of her connection to them. However, when I started to listen to a "Don't Speak" YouTube video, I recognized her as the lead singer for that band. I know of her being on the show, " The Voice", and of her dating Blake Shelton. I did not know that she was a songwriter, and that she's been writing music since childhood. Her first two solo albums were multi-platinum sellers; "Love.Angel.Music.Baby" and "The Sweet Escape". Her third solo album is called "This Is What The Truth Feels Like", and to me, it sounds like another multi-platinum


 I downloaded the album onto my iPod Nano, and took it with me on a day trip  to Orlando during son's Spring Break. My husband was driving, and he usually doesn't want to listen to my music. The ear buds went into my ears, and I turned the iPod on.  "Misery" is the first song on the new album, and I loved it! It started off the album with such a catchy tune, along with a catchy beat!  I had several favorites on this album; "Misery", "Make Me Like You", "Send Me A Picture", "Red Flag", "Asking 4 It", "Naughty", and "Rare"! (It was hard not to dance in my passenger seat in the car when Steve was driving! Both hubby and son would have been embarrassed!) At home, I danced around the house with my ear buds in listening to this new album! My favorite song of the 12 to dance to was "Naughty"!!  I love the album, seriously, and definitely recommend it, regardless of the fact that I got a copy of the digital download in order to facilitate my review! Though I am not one for understanding the themes very often for some music, Gwen's current album speaks of love and of loss.

Here's a list of the tracks to "This Is What The Truth Feels Like", and there are 4 extra tracks that are Target Exclusives only.

Track Listing

1. Misery
2. You're My Favorite
3. Where Would I Be
4. Make Me Like You
5. Truth
6. Used To Love You
7. Send Me A Picture
8. Red Flag
9. Asking For It
10. Naughty
11. Me Without You
12. Rare
13. Rocket Ship (Target Exclusive)
14. Getting Warmer (Target Exclusive)
15. Obsessed (Target Exclusive)
16. Splash (Target Exclusive)

You can order Gwen's album from iTunes  and from Target .

For more ways to connect with Gwen Stefani, stop by:

Official Gwen Stefani Website : Gwen's site
Twitter: Gwen on Twitter
Facebook: Ms. Gwen on Facebook
YouTube: Gwen on YouTube
Instagram: Ms. Stefani on Instagram