Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: More Wonderful Radha Products Argan Oil/Fractionated Coconut oil

My experience with RADHA BEAUTY in the past few months that I have been so fortunate enough to be chosen to review their products through Brandbacker has been a whole new experience in skin care and now with the new additions of their Argan Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil i can honestly say not only has my face been pampered but now the rest of me is too.

What  can I do with Fractionated Coconut Oil?  Benefits also include treating skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, diaper rash, chapped lips and dry skin. Benefits also include helping to prevent acne and soothe skin inflammation. Fractionated coconut oil benefits are usually obtained by using it topically or by combining it with other ingredients to make beneficial soaps, and hair and skin care products.  This oil is versatile to use for scrubs, masks, toothpaste, hair conditioners, makeup removal and so much more!!

It can also be used for cooking as I have learned is healthy, tasteless and less messy than standard oils I really enjoyed frying chicken tenders and tossing this in salads and stir-fries.

Let's talk about their Argan Oil a minute which by the way is 100% ARGAN oil and nothing else!!
This product is also versatile and great for your skin, hair and nails. I have noticed an improvement in my cuticles and hands since using this at night before I go to bed, I also will put a drop of this on the ends of my hair to keep it sealed and protected from heat damage.

But all in all what I appreciate more about their products is the care and consideration that goes into making them by someone who grew up using essential oils herself and knows all the benefits that come with continued use.

I was sent these products for free through BrandBacker in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased opinion no other compensation was provided other than the free products and I can honestly say that I stand behind this company and its products.

Radha Beauty has a 100% pure & natural oils line and a natural skincare line. We combine high performance with natural and healthy ingredients and partner with earth-loving, women-empowering organizations, use Eco-friendly packaging, and we never stop striving to improve our products and our impact on the world.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pura'Dor Hair Care Giveaway

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Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Scalp & Dandruff Shampoo:

Helps Control Flaking, Scaling and Itching
Soothes Scalp
Moisturizes Hair 
Paraben, Sulfate and Gluten Free
All Natural

Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner- Lavender Vanilla:
99% Vegetable Base Ingredients
Manages Frizz
Enhances Shine
Argan Oil Based
Paraben, Sulfate and Gluten Free

Pure And Organic Argan Oil:
Diminishes Wrinkles
Stimulates Skin Cells
Reduces Appearance of Scaring and Stretch Marks
Creates Softer Smoother Skin
Reliefs for Eczema and Psoriasis
Restores Nutrient Content to Skin Cells
Helps Repair Damaged Hair

Friday, March 6, 2015

Review: Radha Skin Care Products

I was given the opportunity to review the Eye-Gel,Retinol Moisturizer and Vitamin C Serum made by Radha Products through BrandBacker for free in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased review

Radha Beauty has a 100% pure & natural oils line and a natural skincare line. We combine high performance with natural and healthy ingredients and partner with earth-loving, women-empowering organizations, use Eco-friendly packaging, and we never stop striving to improve our products and our impact on the world. Radha Beauty embellishes beauty with the earth’s most natural oils and our natural skin care line.

I first was introduced to RADHA with the Retinol Moisturizer Miracle this definitely is a miracle product~~This cream is made with natural ingredients that pamper, nourish and rejuvenate the skin by using retinol, aloe, green tea and jojoba oil.
I used this once a day in conjunction with their 20% organic and hyaluronic acid serum and my face never felt more hydrated, brightened and refreshed looking these products work so well together!

Now let's get to the Eye Gel!!
The gel is 99% all-natural  also includes hyaluronic acid, cucumber, jojoba and aloe, The formula is so effective than any other eye gel I have ever tried in a very short amount of time, this clear and coollng fluid is so smooth and delicate, and instantly sinks into your fine lines and puffiness and leaves behind a smooth, diminished lines and much more youthful appearance. 

This products can be found on their website and Amazon check out my reviews here:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Insta-Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask from a Pirate point of view

Want to be tellin' ye 'bout 'tis deep sea mud mask

Ahoy all me beauties!! I was more than willing to accept yet another wonderful product from one of my newly favorite skin care line InstaNatural. I was sent this wonderful product through BrandBacker for free in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased review.

InstaNatural in Davy Jones' secret treasure chest Sea Mud Mask is an all natural purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. Gar! which contains many minerals and beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium, bronine, potassium and calcium.

You apply a thin layer of this mask to your face and within about 10-15 minutes you will feel it tightening and hardening and what I love about this mask is the tightening is not uncomfortable at all and there is no unpleasant odor. I had this mask on for about that time and when I went to rinse it off "Me face felt like a baby bottom".

As with all other InstaNatural products they make very high quality products with allorganic ingredients and the value of this mask is surely to last you for many facials at 160z. 

I would highly recommend this product as I would all of their other products.
Ye gunna not be disappointed I tell ya!!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Book Review: Asperger Syndrome The Oasis Guide Third Edition

I was sent this book for free in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased review no other compensation was given other than the book.

Asperger Syndrome: The Oasis Guide by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

To start off with I have a 12 yr old Daughter who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when she was 7. I remember not knowing a thing about this and wanting to read more about it and the 1st Oasis guide was actually given to my by my daughter's school teacher and I thought it was a lifesaver. Very easy to read and full of very practical advice. It was like a new friend helping you along the way so when the opportunity came to review the 3rd edition I was in. I have to say that this is not the kind of book you read straight through I tend to read the chapters I want to know more about or have as a support guide, I found the tone to be somewhat different this time and a bit less tolerable when it comes to behaviors with AS. 
The upside is the books have tons of resources and supportive guides for you if you want to join a support group, dealing with your occupational therapist and the right questions to ask, dealing with day to day parent stress etc.. I like how it breaks down every facet of AS and makes it easier to comprehend rather than going the scientific or medical route. I would highly recommend this guide for anyone wanting a more comprehensive, broken down approach to AS and how to get support. This book has also inspired me to do more vlogging in regards to my parenting experience with my daughter by choosing several aspects and topics in the book I'd like to cover and elaborate on in our life.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask

*I was sent this product for free in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased review no other compensation was provided*

I have been reviewing hair products for some time and I find myself to be very cautious as to what I put in my hair, Over the years I have had many hair disasters and products that were NOT for me what so ever. A few years ago when I started my Youtube channel I was mainly researching Keratin products and treatments for my hair as I heard such wonderful things about the effects it can have and also the damaging effects it could have so I found a line by Suave and I fell in love with their entire Keratin line of Shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Soon after I was trying more and more of other lines but nothing did for my hair what the Suave line had done. However, I had always been open to trying any products that were as natural as I could find and mainly that would nourish my hair. Out comes the opportunity to try the InstaNatural Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask and when I read the ingredients I was sold on giving it a go.

The mask itself is very creamy and smells like marshmallow to me.
I applied this to the tips and mid-shaft first and then to the crown and roots and left it in for 5 minutes. It rinsed out clean and my hair felt very smooth and hydrated but the best was yet to come when I went to style my hair, My hair is wavy and thick and takes quite a bit of time to blow dry and then straighten and I am always concerned that the natural moisture is stripped due to styling and dyeing. I found that styling when I used this was a lot easier and it left such an incredible shine and body to it when I was done that I had never experienced before in a deep mask without having to devote over and hour for it to really work. 

This mask retails for  $17.95 

I would definitely recommend this product for those who need moisture and hydration and really want to nourish their hair.

INgredients: Argan Oil
+ Amino Acid Complex
+ Coconut Oil
+ Shea Butter
+ Vitamin B5

Friday, January 9, 2015

Review: Mrs Cavanaughs Chocolates

The following product was sent to me for free to review. The following is my 100% honest and unbiased review.

When i think of indulging in a box of chocolates it's usually not until that dreaded holiday in February where there are variations of just about every chocolate combination you can think of, but what happens when you get that box when you bite into that one piece and really don't like what's inside?? A chocolate disappointment. 

That definitely did not happen with MRS CAVANAUGHS CHOCOLATES. Every single one I tried was delicious and satisfying. The centers were fresh not dated and you cannot stop at just one which is it's only drawback.

A Holiday staple Mrs. Cavanaughs, was created in the heart of Utah where only the best chocolate was made. Beginning with making Pecan rolls before she ever dipped her first batch of chocolate, Mrs Cavanaugh was encouraged by her friends and family after sampling her product and inspired her to create these wonderful chocolates.

For me it was hard to choose which were my favorite from the chewy to the crunchy. The soft centers and the smooth ones. All in all a very indulgent experience for anyone, on anyday!

Now YOU can enjoy Mrs. Cavanaughs infamous 1b box of chocolates and receive a FREE one with purchase!! use the code: usfamily2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Review: Old Factory Candles Winter Wonderland Scents!

*I was sent these wonderful candles for free in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased review no other compensation was provided.*

When I discover something by being given an opportunity to try things I like to spend my time thoroughly with a product to make sure I either really enjoy them or have an opposing opinion. With the Old Factory Candles I have now the privilege of getting to review these twice. The first time I had these candles it was the Fall Scents and now for this go around I went with the Winter Wonderland which includes: Winter Wonderland, Hot Cocoa and Roasted Chestnut.

Before I get into these scents I just want to give you a little background on these candles.
 Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. 

Now to the scents themselves: Winter Wonderland if you want to know what a cold, crisp, winter day is filled with sugar cookies baking in the air, the bustling of people shopping and warm mittens this candle is for you, It encompasses all the elements of a wonderful Winter day and fills the air with Christmas.

First Snow: This one was my favorite out of the 3. I burned this candle one night while I was wrapping gifts and I felt such a sense of calm and contentment. The smell lingered in the air and if you looked out the window you can swear you see snowflakes drifting and forming a beautiful white canvas.

Roasted Chestnut was burning on Christmas morning and smelled of freshly cut wood and delicious roasted chestnuts catching the fire just right. I reveled in this one as well.

All in all I love every one of these candles they were truly a gift for every one who had the pleasure of being in the room while they were burning. 

Bring home these scents today there are so many wonderful themes to choose from:OLD FACTORY CANDLES

Review: Anavita Wrinkle Cream

I was sent this cream for free for review the opinions are my own and are 100% honest and unbiased no other compensation was received for this review. I was excited to try this cream for a number of reasons, #1 It's all-natural paraben free, cruelty free and non-irritating. It is designed for every skin type and is also proven to stimulate collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The cream itself is thick, emollient and very moisturizing. I used this cream for a few nights and then I would also use it during the day as suggested before I would apply my makeup foregoing my usual face primer. 

This definitely made my skin feel smoother and ready for makeup however, the consistency of this cream did not feel like it absorbed in my skin and in fact I felt it was a bit heavy for daytime even though it is recommended as a day cream and makeup base I really did not like it for pre-makeup application and much more enjoyed this as a night cream. I did see a more of a difference when I awoke with this cream, my skin felt firmer and smoother.

I would recommend this as an anti-wrinkle cream and cell booster for those who want serious fine line removal and softer skin. This cream is valued at $29.95.

Anavita  Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream serves as a moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and makeup base. This product promises that you do not need any other primers or serums when using this product.
It promises to stimulate collagen production and rebuild the cellular matrix of the skin using 3 clinically proven ingredients.

1. Hyalauronic Acid- Helps in Cell production, keeping skin firm and smooth.

2. Argireline- Decreases visible signs of aging 

3. Matrixyl-is palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3 and this is a peptide that specifically stimulates collagen synthesis and skin repair. This means it qualifies as a long-term aging system.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Best Holiday Ever Starts With The Best Gifts from Best Buy

While we are in the thick of the season and the holiday shopping has started to seriously commence I thought I would add some awesome ideas for those really special gifts we all want under our Christmas Tree this year and thanks to Best Buy here are some awesome suggestions for your holiday gift guide.These gifts are definitely on my gift list and here is why they should be on yours.

Best Gift Ideas From Best Buy

Xbox One: The  XBOX ONE  is the best console to have come out in years. Built by gamers, for gamers, Xbox One offers impressive graphics and can integrate and control live TV with Kinect.Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps. Games with the best exclusive titles like(Halo and Sunset Overdrive). Blockbusters such as(Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty)and lets not forget the hottest franchises (Madden, 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and of course family favorites like(Skylanders, Just Dance 15, and Fantasia:Music Evolved) XBox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

JBLPortable Speaker: Here is something I definitely will be adding to my own personal wish list this year. JBL has a series of really great electronic gifts this year to allow you to take your music and bring it new levels of rich sound. JBL speakers are compatible with most Bluetooth enabled devices, USB charging capabilities, and so much more. Whether you choose the Charge 2 which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own lists on a single speaker. You can also go with the Flip 2 for its superior SoundClear echo and noise cancellation to pick up calls on a speaker. Lastly to round it out are a pair of awesome ergonomic earbud headphones with built in magnets to keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Garmin and Tom Tom: Finally to round out this list of must haves, What is more important than arriving to a special destination?? Well you need to know how to get there first,  and with Garmin and Tom Tom devices you can do just that.Featuring bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest.

Bottom line is Best Buy is  your one stop shop for all your gifting needs this holiday season!

Happy Shopping!

 The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Giveaway With Freebie Ninja and More!!

Hello all and Welcome to CholyFlower!
My name is Dawn, I am currently 44 and a Mom, actor, volunteer, substitute and of course a vlogger/blogger.
My main focus here on my blog is reviews on products and also lifestyle experiences, giveaways and an occasional personal entry of my life which I will be expanding on in the coming year.

This is where it all started for me about 2 yrs ago when I first decided I wanted to break into the beauty community but more importantly on how to save and get deals!

I first started out with a Rite-Aid Haul to first get my feet wet on my YOUTUBE channel. If you know anything about me I love a good deal especially if it has anything to do with makeup, beauty, clothes and jewelry. After some very raw and awkward filming of hauls etc.. I branched out into the freebie and samples world and that is how I hooked up with my good friend..FREEBIE NINJA. In my opinion he is the King of Freebies!! Since following him I have been able to get to know so many great people in this community and score awesome freebies and samples!! Since I also love to review subscription boxes, coupon for beauty items and receive freebies I decided to start a page dedicated to swapping samples called SampleSwapShop on Facebook. Come and check it out if you have never been!!

Now to the GIVEAWAY!!!

When I heard that Freebie Ninja was compiling a huge giveaway with other incredible bloggers I knew I had to get involved and I also knew it had to be big so here is what I will be personally giving away:

This is the INstyler Tulip Curler Wand:Curling your hair has never been so fast and easy. With the tap of a button, you can have perfect curls and waves every time. With the unique open barrel design of the TULIP, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled in the unit. Retail Value: $99.99 *(Now through 1/31/15 use code:SAVE30 GO HERE TO PURCHASE.
Entry in my giveaway will be simple. Just follow the Rafflecopter below with my code:Budling and please make sure to enter the other codes as well for all the other bloggers participating.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and also to Freebie Ninja for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful giveaway.
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