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My At-Home Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening/Smoothing Treatment

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My At-Home Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening/Smoothing Treatment

Remember when we were warned about the dangers of keratin treatments? It is a real danger the way they were being done in many cases. The chemicals were causing more damage than good and then formulas changed. Brands like Nutree found a way to give you the same straightening and shine using Hydrolyzed Keratin and Antioxidant properties of the Acai and Cocoa, natural extracts from Amazon – Brazil.

You DO NOT have to leave this treatment in for 3 days. This is a one-step process from wash and treat to rinse and dry in one session. You DO NOT have to make a salon appointment and leave your home. You WILL NOT pay over $200 like in salons for the same treatment type. You WILL HAVE shinier and very silky hair you can’t stop running your fingers through.

Here is my starting photo. I will say that it does have that treatment smell but it is pleasant. You still want to be in a well ventilated room as in a large bathroom and wear the provided gloves while applying the solution. However, I was able to remove my gloves after step 2 to get the hair cool-dried and straightened so I didn’t have to work with awkward gloves. You will want good clips to keep sections of hair you are not working with out of the way.

I jumped into the shower and used the Anti Residue Shampoo. Because this is my first treatment I washed twice with it leaving it on 5 minutes each application before rinsing. Once out of the shower I blow dried my hair about 85% dry and used hair clips to create 6 sections.

On each section you do a Treatment application (with gloves), cool-air blow dry and straighten per the guidelines included.

Here is the result of my first section.

After all 6 sections are treated, dried and straightened you need to hop back in the shower or you can sink rinse with the third bottle of Intensive Repair Mask. Coat your hair real well and let it sit the 3-5 minutes before rinsing.

Now you can blow dry like normal so you can immediately feel that dry, silky hair of yours! It’s that easy and in your own home which saves you so much money! I have very fine hair and I still have a second treatment left. At $50 a kit that means my at-home treatments cost me only $25 each! Nutree Professional Amazonliss Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening/Smoothing Treatment Kit is available on Amazon in most countries!

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Natural Baby Summer Essentials – Babyganics Giveaway

I have partnered with Babyganics for this giveaway. I was not compensated and prize fulfilled by sponsor

Natural Baby Summer Essentials - Babyganics Giveaway

Sunscreen, swim diapers and insect sprays! Did I cover most of the the summer essentials for baby? Doesn’t bug spray and sunscreen sound scary when it comes to products you need to apply to baby’s skin? The chemicals and mists can’t be good. Babyganics was made to protect baby from harsh chemicals found in many essential products while also protecting them from the sun and bugs (it doesn’t hurt to lather up your own skin too because baby is as close to your skin as they are their own most of the day).

Babyganics asked if I would offer a giveaway to all of you and I was sure you would all love the chance to win your summer essentials. Products are available at Target stores near you.

Babyganics Sunscreens

  • All mineral sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) & a combo of mineral & chemical sunscreens (zinc oxide, octisalate and titanium dioxide)
  • SPF formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and range from 30SPF – 50+SPF
  • Glides on smooth- effortless application
  • Non-allergenic and tear free
  • Also contain Neo-Nourish and all are fragrance free

Swim Diapers

  • ​The only swim diapers with sun sensing scenery*
  • Provides UPF+ protection for covered areas**
  • Won’t swell in water
  • Water resistant soft cover
  • Pull-on design and comfy fit
  • Tear-away sides for easy removal

Natural Insect Repellents

  • Formulated with: essential oils—Citronella, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrass & Geranium
  • Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes
  • Plant and essential oils help keep mosquitoes away
  • A DEET Free Choice
  • Non-greasy formula

The Babyganics Giveaway 

1 lucky reader will win a bundle of essentials from Babyganics. Open until May 30, 2018 and US only. Good luck!

This giveaway is part of the Come What May & Love It Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaTheFox.comAfter you enter this giveaway, hop on over to the other links below to enter more fun giveaways hosted by fellow bloggers!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

 

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Your Sunscreen May Be Harming You! Goddess Garden Offers Mineral Sunscreens

I am a Goddess Garden Ambassador so I am sent product. All opinions are my own

Your Sunscreen May Be Harming You! Goddess Garden Offers Organic Sunscreens

A favorite summer brand of mine has become Goddess Garden. I am so in love with their products that I signed on to become an Ambassador this year with them. I love finding quality, effective and affordable skin products that are natural and safe for mine and my family’s skin. Goddess Garden has products like sunscreens and perfumes made for all skin types.

Even Baby can be safe lathering up with Goddess Garden natural mineral sunscreens. Natural minerals reflect the UV rays and aren’t absorbed into the skin, they are much less likely to cause irritation. This makes them great for those with sensitive skin or anyone who wants to avoid synthetic chemicals. This is why chemicals do more harm than good and why Goddess Garden gave great thought to that in creating their sun products.

Another favorite is the Goddess Garden Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm. Collect all the varieties so you can have them in your car, purse, bathroom and wherever else you keep a stick of lip balm. I keep them everywhere! Even my son has the Raspberry one in his backpack.

I love visiting the Goddess Garden blog because I can find a lot of articles on sun safety such as this favorite: Give Chemicals the Bird: Chemical vs. Mineral UV ProtectionI also found this great infographic there about the scary facts about chemical sunscreens.

Did you hear the recent news that some Hawaii beaches will be making certain sunscreens off limits in their area? Coral Reef damage is very real and is becoming very problematic in our own United States as well as other nations. It is fairly fascinating yet concerning. Here is a video to help you understand more.

Once you suddenly want to make sure you are set this summer with the correct sunscreen, start at Goddess Garden!

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New Essential-oil Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden

I am a Goddess Garden Ambassador and all opinions are my own

New Essential-oil Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden

Phthalates and petrochemicals. How do those 2 words sound? They sound like chemicals and really don’t sound like something you’d want in products you use don’t they? These 2 are found in many fragrances you may have in your home right now. In fact, the rules regarding fragrance labeling are set up to protect the secret recipes of the companies that create them. So when you see the word ‘perfume’ or ‘fragrance’ on the label you have no idea what is really in them. Even more eye opening is that it won’t just be one harsh chemical or another, it can easily be a mix of several. It is time to spring clean those fragrances!

lavender sky perfume

Do your research. If the brand or label is hiding the ingredients then find brands that are willing to be transparent. There are 3,100 synthetic scent chemicals known that can easily be within your perfume bottle you spray on your body’s largest organ, your skin! Brands like Goddess Garden want to step up and be transparent so you know exactly what is in each bottle. Why?

Perfume ingredients

New Essential-oil Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden has nothing to hide because they are made with essential oils and other natural ingredients. The founder of Goddess Garden’s daughter had serious reactions to the synthetic chemicals in conventional body care products. Because label reading was such a necessity for them, transparency has been Goddess Garden’s standard practice.

There are 5 Essential-Oil Roll-on Perfume scent blends: Wildflower, Citrus Sunrise, Rainforest, Amber Fire and Lavender Sky. See then PLUS their ingredient list at Goddess Garden/Perfumes. And keep in mind that scents are not only in perfumes, they are in cleaning products and other body products so look for the ingredients and if they aren’t there, it’s time to change those too!

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Herbal Teas for Beauty and Wellness from Teasane

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Herbal Teas, Beauty and Wellness Products from Teasane

Last month after a Doctor visit for migranes I began having we determined that the sudden drop in estrogen the week I am off the pill and menstruating was the likely cause. I left with a new birth control that is a 3 month cycle. I did my research and was ok switching and in my research I stumbled on a topic I never gave much thought too. Hormones and metabolism!

In learning how my exact hormones are working (or not) and focusing on more of a metabolic exercise and diet plan my chances of success losing some weight and gaining some muscle tone were high. Women are so different from men and we just can’t expect the same results exercising like a man and vice versa. Our individual bodies may be lacking too less of one nutrient and the weight may only respond when metabolically balanced. Hormones are a huge factor in weight loss. This changes my entire daily calendar of how I eat and workout. I wake up to a cup of herbal LOSE tea from the Teasane kit and a high protein breakfast to follow some time after. The best part, I only do 3 15-20 minute HIIT workouts a week.

lose leaf tea

I couldn’t have discovered the Teasane brand at a more perfect time. From beauty and wellness products, the infused or blended natural, herbal teas have so many benefits.

tea for weight loss

The LOSE tea kit is an herbal blend for weight loss support. I eat breakfast with my coworkers later in the morning so I wake up and have a cup of the tea to tide me over and it does work to keep me going until I eat my first meal of the day. It tastes great and I don’t think it needs a sweetener, but I do add Manuka Honey to mine for those benefits too. I just started this 28 day Teasane LOSE kit so I will give some social shout outs with results so keep checking into my channels if you follow.

Tea vs tesasane

If supplements and teas are not right for you, perhaps their Total Beauty line will help you out with skin health. The Facial Tea hydrates, nourishes and renews tired and aging skin. 4 main ingredients make up the cream. Calendula is a natural antiseptic and aids in healing rashes, mild skin irritations. Evening Primrose Oil will help your clogged pores. Rosemary is loaded with antioxidants for those dark spots and Chamomile is an essential oil for your complexion. All of this in 1 jar. Visit Teasane for more.

Teas producrs

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Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

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Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

What do you do when you need a product that moisturizes and actually works all day on your skin? You would research and try new products. What happens when your infant child is diagnosed with eczema? You look for natural products, safe for him, that work and last! Are those easy to find? Some work but not all day. Some may last but the ingredients don’t soothe eczema skin. This was the dilemma that the creator of Earth’s Organics was in herself. Why are these products not lasting? She researched, asked around and now has a shop for you with the products she knows will nourish your skin all day and for all skin types, including eczema sufferers.

Lavender soap

At Earth’s Organics you can find soaps, lotions, facial scrubs, body scrubs and foot scrubs. Soap is in contact with about every part of our body and several times a week. Earth’s Organics soaps come in 4 varieties that all contain oils known to nourish our skin naturally and soothe as well. They even have the men covered with the Cedarwood, Amyris, and Vetiver Soap which is woodsy yet sweet scented leaving you with ultimate hydration and smooth skin. Even the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap has a pleasant scent. This soap is also woodsy but with more of a spice scent and will leave your skin toned and nourished.

The other 2 soaps with a more feminine scent are the Lavender, Chamomile, and Rose Soap which is purple in color and leaves you with a refreshed feeling. The Tea Tree, Peppermint, and French Pink Clay Soap smells fantastic and is light and antimicrobial.

Organic soap

If you love scrubs, there are a few to choose that have you covered from face to toes. Like the soaps, these are infused with essential oils and familiar scents. From green tea, brown sugar and coffee to coconut, lemon, and peppermint these scrubs will exfoliate, nourish and leave you with soft skin all day. Just go peek at the ingredients, how could they not leave your skin nourished?

If you are shopping for someone who loves skin products or when you decide you deserve to buy yourself something special, Earth’s Organics make great gifts that will actually get used! Visit Earth’s Organics to see all of the benefits from each product they offer. The prices are great too!