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Pura d’or Hair & Body Care Review

Posted By on March 1, 2015

v2MLFOFoRpqFipHUp5Ah_Blogger PackageI have been using these products for about three weeks and love them!  My hair has never been shinier, smoother and fuller.

The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo is one of a kind. It contains 12 DHT Blockers, creates thicker hair and prevents from further hair loss. It does have a tea tree oil scent, but it is not unpleasant. Leaves my hair shiny and squeaky clean!

The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner adds texture, shine and volume to your hair. Their shampoos and conditioners are free from SLS, Parabens and Gluten! This conditioner has a very pleasant scent. Leaves my hair smooth and fuller feeling.

The Pure and Organic Argan is great for skin! It’s 100% cold pressed. It helps create smoother skin, restores nutrients to cells and reduces scars.
Works great for my eczema and dry skin that I get in the winter. Very moisturizing and soaks in well, without leaving your skin “greasy”.

I received these products in exchange for my honest review.
Highly recommend!

What they say:
Our products are safe for daily use for all hair types, both men and women.

For more than four years, Pura d’or has been growing a culture planted on a natural set of values and beliefs. But when all is said and done it comes down to one unified mission—to create organic personal care solutions that naturally work.

All our ingredients are grown on trees, not in test tubes. Our products are artisanally handcrafted by a hybrid team of artists and scientists, not by machines. Some say that this is a step backward, but we believe that this is a step in the direction of how things should be

Pura d’or creates better beauty products from ingredients that are not only naturally beneficial, but are also sustainably grown and raised with respect for the animals that eat them and the people who produce them.

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Get Ready for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted By on March 1, 2015

A small collection of Irish Recipes for your St. Patty’s Day!

A few Main Courses, some Bread, Scones, an appetizer and even a lovely drink~ oh, and did I forget to mention the yummy dessert.. Which I am going to go make it right now, since it is actually making my mouth water! (didn’t anyone ever tell you not to post recipes when hungry?)
 See the recipes here…


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Green Velvet Cupcakes

Posted By on March 1, 2015



Green Velvet Cupcakes
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 16
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tbsp green food coloring (or 2 blue + 2 yellow)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
  1. Line 2 cupcake trays with cupcake liners.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cream shortening and sugar well. Add eggs and beat well.
  4. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring in a separate small bowl.
  5. Add to creamed mixture.
  6. In another bowl, mix salt, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add this mixture and the flour alternatively to the creamed mixture.
  7. In another small bowl, mix baking soda and vinegar, and fold into cake batter (don't beat or stir!)
  8. Pour batter into cupcake liners (fill each about ⅔.)
  9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean
  10. Frost the cake with homemade or store-bought cream cheese icing.
  11. To make green sprinkles, combine 2-3 tbsp white sugar and a few drops of green food coloring. Mix well, and sprinkle over cupcakes.

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Ageless Derma Age-Defying Products Review + Giveaway

Posted By on February 27, 2015

Ageless Derma Age-Defying Neck Lift and Firm Cream

912dbfac2d1b3fa5f4082df30efcf0f121b3e175The Anti Aging Neck Lift and Firm Cream targets this susceptible area with an advanced ingredient collection. Wrinkles, sagging skin and moisture depletion are attacked and repaired, rejuvenating skin to its former glory.
Ageless Derma Anti Aging Neck Lift and Firm Cream works wonders in this often neglected skin area. This firming cream will work on restoring moisture, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and tightening sagging skin on both neck, décolleté and throat areas.

This Best Neck Firming Cream And Neck Wrinkle Cream for the neck and décolleté areas contains the patented French ingredient Matrixyl®, a peptide formula that can re-stimulate collagen production to return elasticity and firmness to this delicate skin area. Soothing shea butter moisturizes and calms skin, as does sodium hyaluronate. The delicate orange citrus fragrance puts the finishing touch on this cream that will make a firm difference in your skin’s feel and appearance.


Apply to the neck, throat and décolleté (V-zone of chest) twice per day, morning and evening.


Aqua, hydrolyzed sesame protein, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 (Matrixyl®), glyceryl stearate SE, stearic acid, glycerine, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter),

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Ageless Derma Swiss Apple Stem Cell Oil-Free


Swiss Apple Stem Cell Oil-Free Continuous Moisturizer is an anti-aging moisturizing product that nourishes and protects the skin, improving the its ability to retain moisture. This specialized moisturizer is able to distribute hydration to parched, aging skin continuously throughout the day as it works to reduce fine lines and increase skin elasticity.

The key to this multi-beneficial moisturizer lies in its inventive use of exotic stem cells derived from a rare Swiss apple. The Malus Domestica Swiss Apple is loaded with essential nutrients, proteins and long-lasting cells. The stem cells incorporated in the Swiss Apple Stem Cell Oil-Free Continuous Moisturizer aid in repairing human skin cells, ultimately reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Swiss Apple Stem Cell Oil-Free Continuous Facial Moisturizer includes ceramides and essential fatty acids for maximum hydration and as an aid in improving the skin barrier function. Capric Triglycerides smooth the skin, Glycerin maintains hydration balance, and Ceramides 3, 6II, and 1 (lipids) prevent the loss of hydration and keep the skin barrier intact. The added sodium hyaluronate increases the product’s ability to attract and retain moisture in the skin; it also promotes blood microcirculation and works on anti-aging by decreasing wrinkles. Skin will stay hydrated for the entire day as this hard-working moisturizer works around the clock.

This is a natural Facial moisturizer that is oil-free, so it is particularly perfect for those with oily complexions, though all skin types will reap the benefits. It is also non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and dye-free. Its anti-aging ingredients give it the added ability to fight off the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity and make skin tone more radiant. The skin will be flooded with lasting hydration that will protect, prevent and nourish the skin.

Non- Comedogenic
Fragrance Free
Dye Free
Paraben Free
Not Tested on Animals
Made in the USA
Pump a small amount of Swiss Apple Stem Cell Oil-Free Continuous Moisturizer onto your fingers and apply to face and neck after cleansing or facial treatment. Works well alone or over a serum.

European Cosmetic Award Winning Ingredients
-Rare Swiss Apple Stem Cell
Purified Water, Capric/ Caprylic Triglycerides, Glycerin, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Saccharide Isomerate, Dimethicone, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Lecithin, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance

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Ageless Derma Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35+

72a0a0a61014e72e83555e5aea4467f1bbf22711The effects of skin exposure to the sun’s rays, even for a short amount of time every day, can create early lines and wrinkles, cause sunburn, decrease the skin’s natural moisture levels, mark up the skin with unsightly dark spots and even be the cause of cancerous lesions. This is why it is so important that skin be protected from the sun on a daily basis.

Daily Moisturizer With SPF 35+ not only protects skin from the sun’s potentially dangerous rays, but it also provides deep moisturizing benefits that are absolutely necessary after experiencing solar exposure.

Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35+ utilizes a Safflower Oleosomes technology system to deliver broad-spectrum protection from ultraviolet (both UVA and UVB) sun exposure. This unique patented delivery system allows for maximum penetration of the moisturizing sunscreen, giving the user the most reliable and powerful sun protection combined with the highest levels of hydration.

Oleosomes are natural, botanical oils found in certain plants and seeds. These oils provide plants with a source of energy and thereby allow the sunscreen element in Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35+ an active delivery system and a stable environment for the effective ingredients contained within this double-duty moisturizing sunscreen.

The Safflower Oleosomes also allow for less emulsifying chemical agents to be used, a necessary formulaic ingredient but one that can potentially interfere with the sunscreen’s activation process. The Oleosome in Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35+ enables the SPF, which is already more than 35, to become more intense and at the same time non-irritating to skin.

The oleosomes in Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35+ are time-released to deliver maximum sun protection over a period of time. As a result of the least amount of emulsifying chemicals needed for more than adequate sun protection, the skin is both protected from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays as it adds moisture.

With Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35+ use, you are protecting your skin from sun exposure that may result in sunburn (the sun’s UVB rays) and premature aging or skin cancer (UVA rays).

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ZenWise Labs Advanced Green Tea Extract Review

Posted By on February 27, 2015

be96bf9f8de6d8e2ee3c8f9fef3965de4d169a6eTry an all-natural, health-boosting weight loss solution with Zenwise Labs’ Advanced Green Tea Extract capsules.

A powerful dietary supplement that offers a wealth of benefits for men and women seeking healthier living:

-Decaffeinated & Vegetarian Pills for Weight Loss
– A Pure & Powerful All-Natural Fat Burner Supplement
– 725 mg Caffeine-Free Diet Capsules – Packed With Green Tea, Vitamin C & Antioxidants
– Lowers Cholesterol, Boosts Health & Strengthens Immune System

This Green tea extract is wonderful- loaded with antioxidants and VIT C, I take one in the morning, before my smoothie and it keeps me going all day- without getting the “jitters” or a big crash in the afternoon!

Perfect for those like me, that don’t care much for tea- but want the benefits from it.

I received this green tea in exchange for my honest review and have been taking it for about a week. Already I have noticed a difference in my energy level and a little weight loss as well!

What they say:

8fa848fb5a306056c21305b7ee43136e9ac706efZenwise Labs Advanced Green Tea Extract contains our specialized blend of Green Tea Extract and Vitamin C. Green Tea extract is plant based and has been shown to assist in weight loss, lower the risk of heart disease, as well as lower cholesterol all without feeling shaky or jittery. Adding Vitamin C with Green Tea has been shown to increase the antioxidant effects, allowing you to get the most out of your supplement.

A powerful dietary supplement that offers a wealth of benefits for men and women seeking healthier living:
– Assists with weight loss
– Lowers cholesterol
– Increases brain function and physical performance
– Reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes and various brain diseases

dd3cfe974ec47a6769e157b25f49ab59a409529bFeatures a special tandem of Green Tea and Vitamin C that fortifies and enhances the body:
– Packed with natural antioxidants
– Boosts immune system
– Provides supreme protection against free radicals
– Loaded with polyphenols to fend off diseases

Make Zenwise Labs your trusted source for premium-quality supplements and unrivaled customer care:
– 120 caffeine-free capsules for extended use and superb value
– Made in USA in FDA registered facilities that are NSF and GMP certified
– Gluten free, and contains no wheat, egg, milk, peanut, shellfish or soy
– Cruelty-free

About Us:
ZenWise Labs is an online distributor of supplements designed to improve your everyday life. Our Goal is to dramatically enhance the health of our customers through high quality products and excellent customer care. All of our products are All Natural, Made in the USA, and GMP certified, so you know that you’re getting the strength, composition, quality, and purity displayed on the label.

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Blackberry Chicken Recipe

Posted By on February 26, 2015


Blackberry Chicken Recipe
The sultry blend of blackberry jam and balsamic vinegar infuse the chicken with unbeatable flavors while the caramelized onions make a slightly sweet, savory sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½-3/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • ½ cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  1. In large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil and sauté onion 5 minutes. Season chicken with thyme and season to taste. Dust with flour.
  2. Add chicken to pan, cooking until browned on each side, about 7-10 minutes. Add broth and continue cooking another 15 minutes.
  3. Add jam and balsamic vinegar, bring to boil, reduce heat, and cook chicken for another 15-20 minutes or until tender.
The longer the chicken cooks in the sauce, the better it gets!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 339 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 27g Sodium: 113mg Protein: 40g Cholesterol: 99mg


Konjac Facial Sponge With Activated Bamboo Charcoal Review

Posted By on February 24, 2015

7893aef7ab114b5e783931f9eb4faf395ed977f1I have used several Konjac sponges, and this is one of the better ones. Some of them disintegrate after using a few times. You do have to store them in a dry place or they won’t last long. Other than that, they work really well as a gentle exfoliator for your face- sensitive or not!
I love that it foams up itself, so you can choose to use a cleanser with it or not. The sponge is very hard when it comes out of the package- just run it under warm water and it becomes very soft, and ready to use.
It works far better than any washcloth or body pouf that I have used.. Highly recommend!
I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

What they say:

81ssRgOJ-CL._SL1500_AFTER USING IT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO STOP CARESSING OF YOUR VELVET FACE – How to make your skin flawless is a dream of every woman. And this facial konjac sponge intelligently does exactly this. Gently yet effectively exfoliates dead skin cells, removes toxins, oils and impurities from your skin. Furthermore, it removes fatigue appearance and customers have amazing results with acne skin. And there’s more, it does miracles on the most sensitive skin too.

100% SAFE FOR EVERY DAY USE BECAUSE it is luxuriously gentle, pH balanced and doesn’t damage your skin as other harsh products do. This is the secret to your all-time glowing skin. You will even save your money, because this sponge doesn’t require a cleanser and does all the job of removing blackheads and breakouts.

IMPROVED TEARDROP SHAPE SUITABLE FOR FACE AND BODY CARE – New soft rounded ergonomically designed shape allows you to exfoliate hard-to-reach parts (e.g. around your eyes). Ideal shape and size to use gently on your face or harder on your body because it comes with 2 different layers. Customers report it being their best friend in the bathroom.

100% NATURAL ECO-AND-ANIMAL FRIENDLY BIODEGRADEABLE – We have evaluated dozens of sponges on the market before putting our name below it. The konjac fiber is grown on a very high altitude in Japan, Korea and China, thus being very pure and pollutant free. It is filled with precious nutrients such as protein, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and folic acid. Your skin will thank you every day!


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Acu-Life 360 Hot & Cold Universal Therapy Brace™ Review

Posted By on February 24, 2015

a9e1bbb63617b036a65abe96727e5305f9c61fdbThis unique Hot & Cold Brace fits Ankles, Elbows and Knees. Having Fibromyalgia this brace really comes in handy! Just pop it in the microwave and apply to your sore spot.. within minutes you will feel relief!
I love how it is ‘universal’ in that you can use it in multiple areas.
I also suffer from migraines. If you place this brace in the freezer you get a nice, soothing relief from it. I just put it over my eyes or on the back of my neck.. works like a charm.

I received the following products in exchange for my honest review.

What they say:
400613___chartThe unique 3-in-1 design of the Acu-Life 360 Hot & Cold Brace fits Ankles, Elbows and Knees. The Brace is easily cleaned and reusable as both a Hot & Cold System & Brace.

Targeted, easy to apply Hot & Cold Therapy. Cool to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Warm to relieve pain and increase mobility.

Brace helps protect the injury while it heals.

The Hot & Cold Therapy Brace provides support to help prevent another injury.

3-in-1 adjustable fit for Ankles, Elbows & Knees.
Use for Sprains, Strains, Arthritis, Tendonitis and Bursitis.
After Running Relief
Targeted, easy to apply hot or cold therapy to reduce swelling and relieve pain
Protects and supports the injury while it heals

Other great ACU-LIFE products:


400771_therapodThis heat/cold pak is perfect for my sore shoulders and neck. Another microwavable product- just heat it for 45sec to a minute and it provides soothing relief. There is a gel pack included that you can store in the freezer and when you need cooling relief, there is a pouch to place it in the therapod. Also works great for my migraines!

Product Features
Soothing 2-in-1 Moist Heat & Cold Therapy. Therapod combines moist heat & cold therapy to treat all stages of the healing process.
No other product does natural moist heat & penetrating cold therapy.
Moist Heat helps relax stiffness, improve flexibility & relieve pain. Use for sore muscles, joints & arthritis.
Cold Compress therapy helps treat swelling & inflammation. Use for sprains, strains, bumps, bruises & headaches.
Adjustable hands free strap for knees, ankles, sinus pain, migraines, etc that provides a comfortable secure fit.
After Running Relief


Ultra Wrap

400878_ultra_wrapProduct Features
Reusable- Wear 10+ Times
Unique Cushioned Support and 4-Way Stretch
Wicks Away Perspiration
Adjustable & Easy to Apply
Hypoallergenic, Latex & Neoprene Free
2.5 in x 60 in size

The Ultra Wrap is a comfortable, latex-free alternative to athletic tapes and bandages. Ultra Wrap is made with genuine Fabrifoam material for unique cushioned support that can be reused 10 or more times.


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