Category Archives: Beauty

Are You An “It Girl,” a “Bombshell” OR???

 

 

I am NOT an It Girl or a Bombshell… I am a Classic with a Twist! What are you?

I would love to know your beauty profile! What is cool about this is that I switched once to “Boho Glam” when the mood hit and then back to Classic with a Twist. What I love about this? There are no rules, just fun! From nail polishes to great beauty products, I love the versatility and customizable boxes here. Not like some programs where you are stuck with whatever you are sent.

Have fun, check it out and while your at it get your free box today! (details below)

Julep’s Maven Beauty Box – Fully Customizable & Packed with Value
What's Your Style

Did you know that Julep’s very popular monthly beauty box just got even better? Yes! Maven subscriptions can be customized to fit your style, your likes and your favorites even more now. Each month, Julep Mavens get:

  • A fully customized monthly delivery of over $40 in nail polish and beauty products for $24.99 a month, or just $19.99 a month if you choose for the 3 month option
  • Flexibility to try one of five beauty styles each month or upgrade to get them all
  • 20% off and free shipping on other products at Julep.com
  • Exclusive access to the Secret Store each month
  • Early notification about special promotions like Mystery Boxes, Gift with Purchase sets and more

Julep Maven Subscription - first box free

Not sure you want to be a Maven yet or know what style you are? Take the Maven Style Quiz and then use the code FREEBOX to get your first box free. You will be charged $2.99 for shipping and you are signing up for the monthly subscription service, however you can cancel at any time by simply contacting Julep Customer Service.

Become a Maven today!

 

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Colloidal Gold Skin Care by Jolie Femme 24K – Review & Giveaway


I was lucky enough to receive the opportunity to run a review and a giveaway of Colloidal Gold Skin Care products by Jolie Femme 24K.

I received my package from this Luxury Line of Skin Care and I could have jumped for joy! Previous to receiving these Colloidal Gold containing products, I had heard about and studied up on Colloidal Gold Treatments for skin and all the wonderful properties of using this in skin care.

Here are just a few facts about Colloidal Gold:

  • It helps to bring blood to the skin area, which in return speeds up your cellular regeneration.

  • It is an anti-inflamatory

  • restores elasticity

  • and more

Review on HonestlyMariah.com Jolie Femme 24k Gold Skin CareTo read more about Colloidal Gold check out the Benefits of Gold at Jolie Femme.

I love the fact that, Jolie Femme 24K Products:

  • has active ingredients that work rapidly to give you immediate results

  • has a stable texture that has the ability to penetrate the skin fast, resulting in full absorption and no residues left behind.

  • has a gentle scent

  • No Animal Testing

  • valid for 24 Months after opening

  • Appropriate for all skin types

The products I received from Jolie Femme 24K:

Review on HonestlyMariah.com Jolie Femme 24K Gold 24K Deep Facial Peeling24K Deep Facial Peeling –  the product feels slightly warm on my skin as I rub it in. The products make my face feel soft, firm and yet not dry… it feels as smooth as can be. This product not only helps aging skin, but helps stop breakouts, smoothing the skin, reduces wrinkles and gets rid of dry patches and evens skin tone (including sun damage).

Note: I had problems charging my Camcorder, so I tried using my laptop to record. First Recording I forgot to turn on the microphone, redo  and reapply the deep facial peeling. Second Recording after rinsing off the product, I checked the video and the sound was tinny sounding. third video, done without sound… was third application of the Deep Facial Peeling and my face became ruddy. I only recommend using this once a week. lol

With the Deep Facial Peeling, remember to wear your sunscreen!

Review on HonestlyMariah.com Jolie Femme 24K Gold Extraordinary Effective Eye SerumReview on HonestlyMariah.com Jolie Femme 24K Gold Extraordinary Effective Eye Cream

The Extraordinary Effective Eye Serum and Eye Cream – these help with dark circles, discoloration, light infusing, firms the delicate eye area and more.

Here is a video where I show the products and show how to use the Jolie Femme 24K Gold products that I received.

Please note, it’s almost 1 am and I started this early this morning, multiple problems including trying to find a way to adjust the volume of the microphone headset so I wasn’t yelling at you, and the one sound video I recorded had to be dumped, the video was far too long. So voice over was my final solution. I would have given up, had it not been for the request of a video by Jolie Femme and the fact that I LOVE these products. 🙂
 
 
 


*Sorry Folks, I have been having technical difficulties it appears that Muvee, doesn’t like voice-over on my PC… I perfected it on my computer and it shows up in the program, but I try to save or upload it and the voice-over disappears. And yes I even tried it without the music… nothing is going my way with 2 days (and 3am of the 3rd day right now). I hope to have this fixed soon so I can do Jolie Femme Justice and have the voice over fixed by Muvee soon.

Update 6am and I did yet one more Voice-Over for the Review, I hope you like it… the new video is posted (above)! And Muvee contacted me, within a short while after I fixed this video, they will be online helping me repair the problem. 🙂 NICE!

Okay that all done, Come and enter the giveaway!*** (please read my disclaimer below)

***Disclaimer: I don’t know what to say to you all of you, but…  Please don’t count on getting the item Pictured in Jolie Femme’s Giveaway Widget above.  When I applied for this review, I counted on getting the item first mentioned by Jolie Femme when I agreed to all the terms for this review, as (just like above) they mentioned the product & showed the picture below first on the review ad. What I received where the products listed above, however they were skimmed upon in the ad for bloggers, so no biggie. But I worry that you all may wish to have the item pictured and talked about in the widget. I wanted you to know, not to count on it. This is not my giveaway widget, so I am not responsable for what they giveaway. But, trust me, if you win the same products that I received, I think you will enjoy them as much as I do! 🙂

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.

Does Adovia Eye Cream Work? – Review


Hi all, I have had my husband using Andovia Eye Cream for a while now and it’s time to get my review out for you.

I first received this nice little frosted glass container of Andovia Mineral Eye Gel about a month ago. The shipping was timely from Amazon. I was excited to try this product.

adovia eye gel container and boxI opened the container and tried on the eye cream, I then realized that my eyes were too sensitive to use the product, as I had eye surgery a few years back they have become very sensitive to some products near them. My eyes teared up, though I noticed a nice cooling sensation. After several trials, including placing the cream a little less closely to my eyes, it was still a no go. Perhaps it’s partly that I have some of the drainage to my eyes with plugs in them after eye surgery, or because of the resulting dry eyes from surgery. Who knows, this is all speculation.

I turned to my husband and made him swear that he would use this product nightly as part of his nightly routine so I can review the product.

My husband found that they eye cream did make his eyes sting, but only ever so slightly as they cooled around his eyes. He found that on the first application he was placing the cream too close to the eyes and problem solved 100% for him.

adovia eye gel applicationThe appearance of the fine lines, wrinkles around his eyes are greatly softened and diminished, the bags under his eyes have softened wrinkles. We made the mistake of thinking that it would help get rid of the bags, well no, not that, it would take down swelling around the eyes (puffiness) just as it claims. The bags tend to be fatty tissues that increase under the eye with age, there is no known non-surgical way to improve this, though the wrinkles there can be softened quite a bit by Adovia Eye Cream and it has for him. 🙂

Would I recommend the eye cream? Yes and No, yes for those who don’t have sensitive eyes & skin to skincare products. A no to those who have had recent eye surgery. Dry eyes, you be the judge for yourself, researching around the internet I see many people who have checked out this product and it helped their tired and dry eyes.
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.

Glide Thru Detangling Brush – Review & Giveaway

 

Howdy Folks! I have a Glide Thru Detangling Brush all my own and I am going to be giving one away too! Yay!

I was fortunate enough to win a Glide Thru Detangling Brush and Crave Naturals sent me a message in Twitter, asking me for my information on shipping me my prize. I instead asked them if they could hold my prize and if, instead of mailing it out to me, I could give it away on my blog. Crave Naturals being the wonderful company that they are did me one better! They offered to not only let me give one away, but to send me one to review as well… Okay, can I say that I am IN LOVE (once again) with Crave Naturals? Well, I AM! 🙂

Glide Thru Detangling Brush You may recall a recent review in which I mentioned Crave Naturals. They are the makers of my favorite Eyelash Curler, “Whiplash” (you can see my review of their Eyelash Curler HERE). And just like the Whiplash, the Glide Thru is another very wonderful product by Crave Naturals. I have baby fine hair and, as most of my fellow Cosmetologists said, when they cut and/or styled my hair, I have more than 2 full heads of hair on my noggin. lol As I am sure you can imagine, someone just breathing in the same room as me can mess up my hair and it tangles easily. Imagine a head of hair like mine and what a mess I have to deal with every morning upon awaking! Yes horrible.

My hair has always been like this, and I recall crying as a child as my Mother would try to brush through the rats nest (snarls, tangles, whatever you want to call it)… just thinking of it the sounds of the torn out hair, breakage etc rings in my ears. OH, wait a minute, it’s because that sound is still pretty familiar, until about a month ago when I received my own Glide Thru Detangling Brush, no wonder why the thought brought back the sounds like it was yesterday.

My Mother did try that No More Tangles product, and all that did was leave my hair oily and made it get dirty easily. Finally my Mother had my Aunt cut my hair into a Pixie Cut, oh how I cried, “I look like a boy!” My poor Aunt and poor Mom, her arms must have been tired!

Glide Thru Detangling Brush and Box it came in The Glide Thru Detangling Brush has saved my arms, my scalp and my hair from breaking off. The brush is easy to use, it has a nice ergonomic handle, that can be used in both the right and left hand comfortably. I like the way it sits in my right hand best and would love to see the style of the handle set up the opposite way for us lefties, but it is actually very comfortable in the left hand. I just think that just the thumb up on the bristle area of the brush is a slightly more natural and comfortable position, since I am a lefty (for the most part) I find myself holding the brush with all my fingers up at the bristle area and not on the handle when I try to brush with my left hand.

Want to know the easiest way to use this brush on children’s hair? Start brushing near the ends/tips on the hair, brushing downward. Slowly work your way up (perhaps an inch or two at a time), always brushing downward from that next inch or so up on the hair and all the way thru to the ends each time. You will hear less crying while you’re getting rid of those nasty tangles. Lets face it children’s scalps are more sensitive than ours.

  • The Glide Thru Detangling Brush is so great for the hair, it doesn’t have the little nibs that stick out of other plastic bristle brushes that grab at and clench over your hair, causing damage.
  • This Brush is so safe that you can use it on wet or dry hair!
  • It does work very well adding a gloss to your hair, especially when used on wet hair.
  • It is best that you don’t use an “all in one” shampoo and conditioner with this, use it with your rinse out or leave in conditioner (or weekly reconstructive conditioner) as an assist.
  • This brush does work with all hair types, be it thick, thin, damaged, chemically treated or virgin hair (virgin hair is hair that has not had ANY chemical treatments, perm, relaxer, color treatments)…
  • also would work great on hair that is curly, straight or anything in between.

For the Cosmetologists & Stylists out there, this would be a perfect addition to your brushes and combs! <- if you know or have a wonderful hairdresser, this would make a great gift as a tip and a thank you for their wonderful service!

Buy this brush and more by Crave Naturals on Amazon

Also you may buy any of the Crave Naturals products on their website.

I am very happy with my Glide Thru Detangling Brush and I am pleased to run this Giveaway so that one of you lucky readers can win one of your very own.

Thank you to Crave Naturals for being such a wonderful company, I am so happy that you entrusted me with my 2nd review for your wonderful products on my site and that you have been so generous with offering one of my lucky readers a Glide Thru as a prize. I am sure they will love their new brush, just like I love mine!

I just received a thank you tweet from Crave Naturals, after the very first tweet about this brush! They let me know that they have an Instagram Photo Contest up and running through this month, I will be entering, how about you? Details are here:

This giveaway is for people age 18+ and USA only.
For the Fuel My Blog Vote, please only vote for me if you really like my website… I probably shouldn’t bribe you with points to vote for me, but I could sure use the votes, thank you! <3

 

 

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product (named above) for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Photos by: Me (Mariah Lockwood).

New Nautical Nails Box – Freebie

Perfect for Summer – New Maven Subscribers Get the Nautical by Nature Welcome Box Free
I know how some of you may remember that I joined Julep back in December and I still love their polishes as well as their skincare and makeup items. Here I have a special deal for you if you enjoyed my recent post with my 4th of July “Wonder Woman” nails in it, here is your chance to get the perfect polishes for the colors I used. The only thing you’d need to hunt down is the silver stars for nails, sorry I do not recall where I picked them up years ago. And like me, instead of this light blue, you can use white polish (use the kind that is made for french manicures).
Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box
Hello Summer!! If you have been curious about the Julep Maven Beauty Box or have been waiting for just the right time to become a Maven, now is your opportunity! Right now, new Maven subscribers can get a Nautical inspired welcome box that includes 3 beautiful, bright nail colors plus two of our most loved products – a 5-piece set, valued at $80 – for free when you sign up for Julep Maven.

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber include:

  • A fully customizable box of limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations delivered to your door each month
  • $40+ of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month or save $15 by choosing the 3 month pre-paid option
  • Free shipping and 20% off on julep.com all day, everyday

These Nautical by Nature Welcome Boxes are here for a limited time and they are an exceptional value! Become a Maven today and don’t forget to use the code SHIPSHAPE to get your own Limited Edition Nautical by Nature Welcome Box for FREE – just pay $2.99 for shipping.

 

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