Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Voice Remedy {Product Review}

 Okay, so this review is actually a different sort than I've done before, but one I'm probably more excited about than some others. I'm reviewing Sprouts Voice Remedy and I received it in exchange for my honest review.

 I've probably referenced before but I love singing, musical theater, and performance. I also love to sing to glorify God. But one thing that can happen no matter how careful you are when singing is vocal wear. If you use your voice a lot over a period of time it will start to wear out and sometimes it is good to have something to help you out. That's why I was excited to review this remedy.

As you can see it comes in a dark glass bottle with a stopper. The stuff smells pretty nasty to me. Which is normal for typical voice sprays.
 It is a really strong scent that I'm pretty sure has to do with the herbs it contains.

The taste isn't a whole lot better. Sort of a weird mix between sweet and bitter, but it's not something one couldn't get used to, and like I said, it's basically the norm for vocal remedies.

I used this when my voice felt worn and it definitely did help with the soreness. I can see this stuff coming in handy next time I'm in a show, or even when I'm at a church event where I have to sing a lot. Even though its taste isn't the most pleasant, its uses outweigh its tastes and it isn't so bad, really.

 The one thing I have to say is that I think the company should try to convert to spray bottles instead of droppers. The problem with the droppers is you have to drop twenty-five drops down your throat and that can be pretty nasty/take a while. A spray bottle can be used rather quickly and efficiently, so that is what I recommend. Otherwise, a very nice product with helpful voice ingredients. If you are a singer or have a job where you speak a lot, I would definitely recommend looking into a voice remedy. Here it is on Amazon.

~ Bethany

Anaiti {Product Review}

Today will be a bit of a posting blitz because without realizing it, I have several reviews to do today! So that's interesting. To get this thing cracking, I'm going to start with a double review. I'll be reviewing Anaiti's Age-Defying Face Cream and New Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum. I received these in exchange for my honest review.

So here's a photo. You also get to see part of my bathroom counter and toothbrush holder (as well as my little glass bottle haha.) Anywho, this is some nice stuff. It retails for $49.99. (See it on Amazon.)

 I gave it to my mom since she always likes to claim the wrinkle stuff. She's almost sixty now, but she looks great for her age, so... But I borrowed it to write my own evaluation (with some added thoughts from her.)

  The container is a sturdy metal. The lotion inside is very light, which I appreciate. I tend to dislike overly thick face lotions especially. This lotion is light so that when you apply it, you don't /feel/ like there is something weighing on your face.

 My brother describes this scent as creamy, which is weird since he really doesn't know what he's talking about haha. I would describe it as a sort of floral toned scent, though it isn't too strong. Just a sort of refreshing scent to it. My mom gives it her stamp of approval and plans to keep using it.

The cream has several ingredients to it that add to its skin work. Hyaluronic Acid, which is basically a great moisturizer, Renovage, which lessens pigmentation,  and Matrixl, which according to the company can reduce wrinkles up to 68%. The company also lists increased elasticity/skin hydration, loss of pigmentation/wrinkles, and smaller pores as results of this product.

As you can see it's a pretty nice product.

Now onto the serum! As you can see this bottle is taller and has a pump. It is also more liquid/gel as it is
a serum instead of a cream. You can also see one of my favorite decorations which is a little artistic scripture in the background haha.

 The serum has the same scent as the cream, though instead of a light feeling, it is a bit more elastic. My mom likes this one as well. In some ways it is similar to to the cream, but some ways it is different.

 It is a vitamin C rejuvenating serum with the same Renovage and Matrixl that the other has. It seems to have some good benefits such as UV protection and wrinkle reducing, etc. It is great for using under the eyes for dark circles, crow's feet, etc.  It is, just like the first item I reviewed, a good quality product and it retails a bit higher on Amazon. Though currently it is on sale for $39.99.

 Thanks for reading!

~ Bethany

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Online clothing resale/yard sale!

Hey ladies! So I had an idea. Every month, make a blog post of any clothing you want to sell, mention it in the comments and we'll feature it so that people can see your stuff! Consider it like an online yard sale collaboration! 
Starting off, I'm gonna feature some pre-loved things I have for sale. 

This adorable, flowy teal sheer top is a size M and $8 shipped. 

Vintage retro lightweight dress, purchased off of Etsy. One size because of the stretchy waist and drawstring neckline!
Made in Paris! $12 shipped. 

Rue21 stretchy summer boho tank. Size L, but fits more like a M/S. $8 shipped. 

Flowy, comfortable Style & Co top, with side tie. Size S. $7 shipped.  

Gloria Vanderbilt Alana bootcut jeans. Size 12. $8 shipped. 

Lightweight sheer boho sparkle top. Size M. $5 shipped. 

Lace and crochet overlay tank top. Size M. $6 shipped. 

(all payment methods are through PayPal.) 

Let me know if you are interested in anything!