Friday, February 27, 2015

liveWIRE Beauty Professional Grade Eyelash Curler




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It is very exciting getting to try new beauty products, and I was super excited to get to try this eyelash curler. Especially when I saw that it was a NO PINCH one. My eyelashes are not very long and I need to curl them to make them stand out a bit more than they do naturally. 

I liked the fact that there in NO PINCHING when using, I have yet to experience any pinches while I have been using the curler. the professional grade curler was designed to avoid pinching and pulling. It is very lightweight and did not tug on my lashes at all. 

One of the other wonderful features of this curler is that the pads are made with hyperelastic silicone and they bounce back after use. Therefore there is no need to replace the pads on this curler. I do although clean mine with a wipe after each use for sanitary reasons and so there won't be build up on the pads. 




The handle design allows for easy curling with minimum effort to grip the curler. 

liveWIRE Beauty Professional Grade Eyelash Curler is the best choice because:

  • Create lashes that appear full, thick, and give you a beautiful "wide-eyed" look
  • Never requires refill pads! The eyelash curler that will last your entire life.
  • Easy to use, ergonomic design engineered to give you the perfect curl every time.


Additional Benefits:

The Secret To Dramatic, Expressive Lashes All Day Long Without Painful Pinching Or Pulling... 

You know that the easiest way to create longer, thicker lashes without much effort is by using an eyelash curler. 

By curling your eyelashes, your eyes appear larger and really "pop" to give you an outstanding look! 


Overall I would highly recommend the liveWIRE Beauty Professional Grade Eyelash Curler for your make up bag. 

You can purchase your own on here on Amazon for $14.99. 

I received one or more of these product from Tomoson for my review and honest opinion. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Radha Beauty Skin Care Review




I have received these products from Radha Beaty and Brandbacker for my review purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

I have a review of the Radha Beauty Skin Care Porducts. The three I was able to review are all for making the face younger and more beautiful.

Radha Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel:

I loved the packing of the eye gel, it was in a air pump style for easy dispensing and convenience, that you can dispense just the right amount. This eye gel worked really well to rid my eyes of the dark circles and puffiness i had been experiencing. the gel goes on well and is not sticky and has a very clean and fresh smell to it. I have added this to my skin care routine on a permanent basis. I noticed immediate results after using the eye gel in how my eyes feel refreshed and less puffy and dark underneath. 



What they say about it:


  1. MOISTURIZES, & FIRMS SKIN - Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel contains a innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture and Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin
  1. REDUCES EYE BAGS, DARK CIRCLES & PUFFINESS - Our product provides protection to the entire eye area. For best results use this eye gel twice a day in order to restore your skin back to its natural youthfulness and reverse the signs of aging. Our Eye Gel will heal dark circles, eye bags, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, and sagginess so you can achieve a radiant, youthful and firm skin around the eyes and all over the face.
  1. SAFE FOR ALL SKIN Types - Non-comedogenic, does not contain parabens, sulfates or alcohol.
  1. THIS EYE GEL IS 99% NATURAL & 75% ORGANIC - Radha Beauty has created the most effective eye gel on the market - This Eye Gel is 98% natural which will give you healthy and younger looking skin!
  1. WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Our Guarantee: We back our products up with a 180-day hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.
If you want to purchase you can find the Eye Gel here for $16.89

Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum:

The packaging on this one was also great as it was a pump style as well, different than some of the others I have been reviewing the serum have always seemed to be in a dropper type bottle. The serum is intended to leave your skin radiant and more youthful looking, and is does work well, in helping with discoloration also. I noticed my face was more even colored when using the product. The gel is somewhat watery so a little bit goes a long way. 




What they say about it:


  • RADIANT AND YOUTHFUL SKIN - This vit c serum is guaranteed to leave your skin radiant and more youthful looking by neutralizing free radicals & is proven to stimulate collagen & reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • 20% ACTIVE VITAMIN C - Clinical strength 20% vitamin c serum for your face + vegan hyaluronic acid is the absolute highest quality vitamin c serum available.
  • USE WITH MOISTURIZER FOR BEST RESULTS - Use this powerful vitamin c serum with a high quality moisturizer like Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer.
  • CRUELTY FREE & ORGANIC - Vitamin c serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types.
  • WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Our Guarantee: We back our products up with a LIFETIME hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.
If you want to purchase the Vitamin C serum you can get it here for $18.89


Radha Beauty Miracle Retinol Moisturizer:

I absolutely loved the packaging on this one, the bottle is very expensive looking and love the pump dispenser. The cream goes on very smoothly and is very moisturizing. Makeup ready in just a few seconds that's how quickly it dries. I noticed very quickly the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles on my face, I am only using the moisturizer for my nigh time routine as it seems to be a bit heavy and I have found that it leaves my skin a bit greasy feeling but very moisturized if I use at night it has time to soak in and do a great job. 



What they say about it:



  • WITH 2.5% ACTIVE RETINOL - This powerful cream will diminish the signs of aging with a 2.5% of active retinol while leaving you skin soft and smooth.
  • 71% ORGANIC - contains natural ingredients such as Organic Aloe, Green Tea, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter for healthy skin.
  • SUPER MOISTURIZER - Will moisturize and hydrate your skin leaving a radiant glow.
  • ALL NATURAL - Our Retinol cream does not contain fillers or harmful fragrances, dyes or parabens.
  • WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Our Guarantee: We back our products up with a LIFETIME hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.
If you want to purchase the Retinol Moisturizer you can get is here for $22.89


            When using I first used the eye gel, then applied the Vitamin C serum and topped of with the Retinol Moisturizer, after using for about 1 week, I had wonderful results and my skin was a much more even toned in color and the puffiness around my eyes was gone as well as some of the wrinkles are getting much finer. I would recommend this as a product you can use to help in your beauty routine, this is a great company Radha Beauty you can find out more about them here as well. 

            Until next time!

            Cathy ~ Thrifty Mamas Homestead

            Thursday, February 19, 2015

            Valentia Skin Care ~ Even Glow Vitamin C Face Serum



            I was provided a sample from Brandbacker and Valentia Skin Care, none the less all opinions are my own. 

            First let me just tell you this stuff smells amazing! I thought of an orange grove as soon as I smelled it, a very refreshing smell. 

            The packaging is very attractive as well, it comes in a little white box with gold trim, the bottle inside is a brown glass bottle with a dropper, the bottle is dark in order to help protect from sunlight as the light will break down the ingredients. The dropper makes it very easy to use and allows for just the right amount to be dispensed for the face and neck. 

            It contains some great ingredients such as  20% Vitamin C, Rosehip Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Resistem (Plant Stem Cells).

            I did not find the serum to be greasy or sticky on my face. 

            Here are the benefits as listed on the Valentia Skin Care site.


            EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.
            INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and radiant. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
            ABSORBS RAPIDLY: Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.
            BOOST COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.
            REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Sea Buckthorn oil plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.
             I have noticed a wonderful new feeling to my skin glow and tone as well as softness. I am thrilled to continue to use the serum in hopes of getting rid of the fine lines around my eyes and forehead. I used the serum twice a day, in the morning and at night after washing face and before moisturizing. You need to be sure to shake the product prior to use as it does separate a bit. 

            You will need to keep the bottle in a cool dry place and remember to slightly shake before using. Would I recommend this product to others? Absolutely, I have noticed a softer, more even glowing face. 

            You can purchase exclusively on Amazon, you will get 1.8 ounces for $35.00. Included in your purchase is also the Age Defying Facial Treatments, including 20+ recipes. 


            You can order yours here

            Hope you enjoyed my review, until next time.














            Monday, February 16, 2015

            Hyperbiotics PRO-Dental Probiotics Review



            Another fun product review brought to you from BrandBacker. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

            This is a probiotic designed to help promote healthy oral health and keeping your mouth in oral optimal condition. It is meant to help your oral and nasal health. 

            What Hyper-Biotics  say about PRO-Dental:

            REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR DENTAL CHECK-UPS. The probiotic S. salivarius M18 produces an enzyme that helps dissolve and loosen the formation of plaque and bio-film that eventually leads to cavities, staining, tooth sensitivities and unhealthy gums. Studies show that a special 2% of the population rarely experience plaque or tooth decay (that leads to the domino effect of dental problems) with the only differentiating factor being that they have sufficient S. salivarius M18 colonies.

            TARGET BAD BREATH AT ITS SOURCE. Did you know that when you use mouthwash to prevent bad breath, you kill both the good and bad bacteria? And, did you know that it is up to the good bacteria to keep the bad breath causing bacteria in check? In fact, S. salivarius is often found in healthy mouths yet is deficient in halitosis sufferers. This means that the best long-term solution to eradicating bad breath is to repopulate your oral cavities with the good guys found in PRO-Dental.

            REPOPULATE YOUR ORAL MICROBIOME. You might be familiar with your gut microbiome, but did you know that different probiotic strains populate your oral cavities? Your mouth is your first line of defense and the entry point for most infections. When your balance of healthy oral microflora is compromised by diet, disease, stress or antibiotics, you can quickly develop oral health and immune related problems. With PRO-Dental, you can finally keep this often forgotten microbiome in optimal shape!

            REDUCE ORAL HEALTH ISSUES. The overgrowth of bad bacteria in your oral cavities contributes to health challenges such as plaque, teeth-staining, gum disease, bad breath, tonsil stones and ear, nose and throat infections. PRO-Dental is formulated with the most effective and clinically proven oral probiotic strains to restore the balance of good bacteria and promote oral and dental health.

            PROMOTES HEALTHY EARS, NOSE, THROAT AND SINUSES. Upper respiratory and ear infections are caused by a buildup of bad bacteria that travels throughout your oral cavities. When your oral microbiome is populated with strong probiotic colonies, you are equipped with natural defenses against these nasty invaders. In fact, one clinical study shows that children treated with S. salivarius K12 have a 90% reduction in sore throats (including bacterial and viral) and a 40% reduction in ear infections!

            What I though about the supplement:

            I have never taken a probiotic for dental health before this one. The tablet is small and chewable, easy to take. It has a great minty taste, not too strong. They are 100% natural with no added sugar, 100% vegetarian. 



            They have a great impact on your morning breath when you first awaken not as bad as it would be if no probiotics had been taken. As far as helping with sinuses and such, I don't normally suffer from those problems so it is hard from me to tell whether they would help in those circumstances. 

            I have had no negative experiences with the product and will continue to use for the dental aspects of the product, as I have a few teeth that have become sensitive and the probiotics have seemingly helped to ease the sensitivity. 

            You can find the Hyperbiotics PRO-Dental on Facebook and Twitter, and can visit their website

            You can purchase the product on Amazon

            I received this product from BrandBacker for my review purposes, all opinions are my own. 










            Wednesday, February 11, 2015

            InstaNatural ~ Youth Express Eye Gel + Retinol Moisturizer + Youth Express Eye Serum Review




            I was given the opportunity to try the 3 products from the InstaNatural line of skin care products for my review and opinions. All opinions are my own. 

            If you haven't tried the InstaNatural Line you may just want to have a look, their products are 100% guaranteed or your money back. I have tried 3 different products this time and am completely happy with the products. And they are 100% Natural, made with safe and natural ingredients. NO parabens, sulfates or alochol. 

            I will start with the InstaNatural Youth Eye Gel, this is a great gel for your eyes, forehead and cheek area. The key ingredients are Hyauluronic Acid, Plant Stem Cells, Amino Acid Complex, Peptide Complex, Matrixyl 3000.

            Directions: Dab gently around the eyes, forehead and cheek area. Allow to dry. For best results use twice daily (morning and night). Can be used on entire face are to fight against aging. 

            I had used this product for a week and have already noticed the disappearance of the fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. I noticed result most immediately. There is no burning and it dries very quickly. 

            The packaging is great a neat little pump that a squirts out just enough of the product to prevent wasting. 





            Next I have the InstaNatural Express Eye Serum this is a highly concentrated blend of antioxidants and other nourishing ingredients that help to restore healthiness and youth to the eye area. the key ingredients are Vitamin C, Plant Stem Cells, Astaxanthin, Kojic Acid, Passionflower, Caffeine, Hyalurinnic Acid. 

            Directions: Wash and pat skin dry (use toner first if applicable). Apply a small amount of serum to your fingertips and gently press serum under each eye from inner corner to outer corner. Use rolling motions of your fingers to press the serum into your skin. Can be used twice daily (morning and night) and under makeup. 

            I had also used this product daily for a week now along with the Eye Gel and have noticed significant results in the puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. Again there is no burning and this dries also very quickly to allow for moisturizer immediately after. If you have dark circles under your eyes I highly recommend this product. 



            The only other thing about this product is that at first glance I was a bit afraid of the color, looks a bit like carrot juice, but let me tell you nothing to be afraid of. It works wonderfully. 




            Lastly I have the InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer Cream with 2.5% Retinol. It contains a robust formula of handpicked ingredients to transform your skin to be more healthy and more youthful. The key ingredients are 2.5% Retinol, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, and Green Tea. 

            Directions: Distribute a small amount of cream on face and neck with fingertips in a circular and upward motion. Allow the cream to absorb completely into the skin. It can be worn under makeup. If you have sensitive skin it is recommend to use only at night for all other skin types you can use twice daily (morning and night). If you are to be in the sunlight you should us a sunscreen with as Retinol can make you more sensitive to the sun. 

            I used this product for a week as well, and along with the other products twice daily (morning and night) and have noticed that my skin seems to be much more healthier looking and firmer and more even in color. 

            Why you should moisturize: Hydrating your skin make a much more healthier and help to lock in the important essentials needed for smoother, softer looking skin. 

            The packaging on this one also is great with the little pump that squirts out just enough without wasting. 



            I wold highly recommend these product as they are reliable and are exactly as described, I have noticed such a difference in my skin with these products, I will continue my use. I am 100% completely satisfied with the InstaNatural line of products from this review. 

            You can purchase these directly from Amazon here:


            You can find InstaNatural on Facebook and Twitter you can also visit their website for additional information and other products as well. 

            These products we're provided by BrandBacker & InstaNatural for my review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. 





            Tuesday, February 10, 2015

            Select Culinary Large Silicone Ice Cube Tray Review



            Disclosure: I have received this product in exchange for an honest review, No other forms or compensation we're received, all thought are my own opinions. 

            • This large ice cube mold creates 8 large, 2-inch square slow melting cubes.
            • The ice maker serves multiple purposes in the kitchen- it can be used to freeze and store small portions of juice, wine, sauce, or baby food. This is ideal for leftover portions of beverages and also to create frozen treats.
            • The ice cube tray is BPA Free, and made of food grade silicone.
            • The mega ice cube maker is sure to make ice cubes which give that extra kick to any beverage and is perfect for cocktails, whiskey, scotch, juices, soda, iced tea, iced coffee, cold lemonade and many more.
            • You can add delicately chopped fruits and herbs into your ice cubes to give your cocktails that extra special look.






            We have all owned plastic ice cube trays at some point and know the aggravation you have trying to get the ice from the trays without breaking the trays or shattering the ice cubes all over the floor. These ice cube trays are versatile in the fact that you can use these on numerous things other than making ice cubes. They are BPA free and food grade silicone and can be used to set fruit juices, soups, flavored waters, homemade baby food and many other things as well, let your imagination work. We froze Kool-aid and used them to put into a different Kool-aid flavor we made to drink, tasted great with the mixture of favors such as grape and lemonade. 

            The ice cubes are approx. 2 inches square in size and work well to cool your drink quickly and not leave them watered down, they melted very slowly. 



            These would be a hit at your next celebration and be the talk of the party. We are very pleased with these stackable silicone ice cube trays, we highly recommend them to for you. You can purchase your set from Select Culinary on Amazon for $15.99



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            Sunday, February 8, 2015

            Influenster Frosty VoxBox Review



            The Influenster Frosty VoxBox was quite exciting to me as this was my first ever from Influenster. I received the Frosty VoxBox free from them for my review purpose. All opinions and thoughts are my own. What was inside was terrific to me, with the exception of a bit of disappointment with a few of the sizes of the products. 

            This is what I received in the VoxBox:

            • Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
            • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner
            • NYC Expert Last Lip color in Sugar Plum
            • Boots No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum
            • McCormick Gourmet Thyme
            • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaffeinated Green Tea
            • Fruit Vines Bites
            • Eco-Tools Hair Brush
            Now these are all full-sized samples with the exception of the Boots No.7 Serum and the Celestial Seasonings. 

            The Rimmel was great, my daughter really likes the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (Retail Value $7.49) and it does seem to work well for taking off the old makeup especially eyes shadows not as well for the waterproof eye products. 


            The eyeliner Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner (Retail Value $4.49) works wonderful, goes on smooth and does not feel too heavy. The color is well pigmented and long lasting. 



            The NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum (Retail Value $1.99) was absolutely my favorite. Loved the color at first glance of the color in the tube I did not think I would like it, but actually I loved the color. Although does it last 6 hours on your lips, I don't think so. Color faded rather quickly. 



            We were also given an opportunity to try the Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea was delicious my hubby and I really enjoyed this tea and would certainly purchase it again. 



            McCormick spices are simply the best all around. We were given McCormick Gourmet Thyme (Retail Value $4.79) to try. Glass bottles so fancy. I used thyme spice on a baked chicken and also in soup, love McCormick. You will not go wrong in trying these spices. 



            Also included in this box was a sample size of Boot No.7 Perfect and Protect ADVANCED Serum. (Retail Value in Full Size $22.99) It is kind of hard to give a full review of this product when you are given only a small amount that is approximately enough for one time use, Considering this product is to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines it is hard to tell with only a single use. 



            I think one of our favorite things in this box for the entire family were the Fruit Vines Bites. (Retail Value $1.28 - $1.79) They are cherry flavored and taste a bit like a Twizzler but so much better. The are soft and chewy and full of flavor. Needless to say this did not last lone at our house. Hardly long enough to even get a great picture, so we used a stock photo for this. I would definitely purchase these again. 



            The last think in our VoxBox was the Eco-Tools Hair Brush, (Retail Value $10.99) this was a great hairbrush, but not really great for my hair type, as I rarely use a round brush to style. but my daughter's thought this was a great brush and decreases drying time and therefore the damage to your hair. We would definitely recommend to others. 


            I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving and reviewing this VoxBox and look forward to yet another. Have you tried any of these products, what were your thoughts? 

            "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

            Till next time! Cathy~Thrifty Mamas Homestead


            Wednesday, February 4, 2015

            COPY-KIDS eat fruits and vegetables GIVEAWAY

            Disclaimer: I received a press sample of this product in exchange for this review and post. All opinions are my own and not influenced by compensation.
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            Monday, February 2, 2015

            I can't believe it's not Butter! Review


            Disclosure: I received this product from Smiley360 for review purposes. All opinions are mine and only mine. 

            What a healthy way to get all the flavor without all the calories. The same taste as real butter without the extras. I can't believe it's not Butter is made with ingredients you can recognize. No artificial flavors and simple ingredients such as blends of oil, purified water and a pinch of salt. 

            It is absolutely fabulous tasting, and we tried it on everything from toast, to pancakes and even baked and cooked with I can't believe it's not Butter. It has a fresh butter taste that is wonderful. Wold I purchase this product again? Absolutely, it is a great spread that is good for you as well. And we loved the new container that is fridge friendly. 



            100% taste and 0% artificial flavors. I can't believe it's not Butter is great for spreading, cooking, baking, and topping. 


            • 70% less saturated fat and 40% fewer calories than butter*
            • Non-GMO sourced ingredients**
            • No hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils
            • Gluten free
            • No cholesterol per serving
            • Good source of Omega-3 ALA***