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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sassy & Sweet ~ Romantic Summer Dresses

Flirty and romantic dresses perfect for a summer date night out. 

Classic florals, hi-low hems, and sexy cut-outs are right on trend this season. ;)

Beige Knit Crochet Sheer Overlay Dress
Love the color, sheer overlay and texture to this adorable dress!
White Black Two Tone Hi-Low Dress
Black leather and white are a perfect mix of sexy and sweet!

Cream V-Neck Sheer Overlay Bandage Dress
Flattering shape and sexy sheer overlay.

Kirra Cut Out Maxi Dress
We love the unexpected back cut-out to this basic Maxi. Sassy! ;)

Reverse Floral Top & Skirt Set
Gorgeous floral pattern to this duo set!

The Teenage Dream Dress in Peach

Fly To Death Dress in Black
Karmaloop also has this sweet bow back dress in white!! Love!

Love Cat Romantic Linen Dress
What's more romantic than a Renaissance inspired Damsel dress? So pretty!

Fragment Silk Shirtdress
A pop of Plum in this polished and unique silk shirtdress!

Pop Rocks Dress
Inspired by candy, Pop Rocks dress is so sweet!

Electro Cut-Out Dress
Pretty in Pink

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant Review ~ Aluminum Free Deodorant

After months of trying to find a natural deodorant that is free of aluminum and aluminum salts I finally came across this gem by Weleda! 

For many years I have used and loved Secret and Dove deodorant, but I finally decided to make a switch from aluminum containing deodorants. Aluminum has been linked to many illnesses and diseases such as Cancer, Alzheimer's, tumor growth and more. Aluminum can seep into your pores making it easily absorbed into your blood stream and it also acts as an antiperspirant blocking off sweating, an important role in releasing toxins from the body. I decided that I didn't want to use aluminum products anymore.

The search to find a great aluminum free deodorant that works hasn't been easy! I first switched to the Crystal stick and Crystal liquid roller. Though the liquid Crystal roller actually worked for me, it is made from '100% Natural Salts', little do they tell you that those Salts also contain Aluminum! :( 

Below is a photo of the Crystal deodorant. It says NO Aluminum Chlorohydrate. I feel like this marketing label is very deceiving! It doesn't contain this popular form of Aluminum but it certainly contains another. I was so upset when I found out and very grateful I decided to do my homework on the ingredients. I left a note on their Facebook page and tossed their products into the waste basket. 

Next I tried Tom's of Maine's 100% Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant in Apricot. It worked great for me at first but a few days in, I woke up with a terrible rash under my arms! My underarms were welted, itchy and burning. Turns out there is an ingredient that I am allergic to in the product. I checked online and it seems that many customers were having the same reaction. My boyfriend uses the Tom's of Maine without any problems, it may work for you too. :)

Okay Ladies, on to the Review!! 

Weleda is an amazing brand from Switzerland! They make so many lovely products, especially for Skin that it's a shame I didn't try this Deodorant sooner! 
This deodorant is a liquid spray and is completely 101% free of Aluminum and Aluminum Salts! I researched each and every ingredient. :)

The ingredients that this deodorant is created from are made from completely safe derivatives. Ingredients like the gorgeous Damask Rose essential oil and Lemon essential oil creative a beautiful scent! 

At first the scent is a little harsh, a little bitter and a little overwhelming of Wild Rose, but it eventually calms down to a nice feminine scent. You have to really enjoy the scent of Wild Rose to love this deodorant. They also have other scents like Sage and Citrus. I have found that the Wild Rose is the best working deodorant and second is Sage. The Citrus smells good like Sierra-Mist Lemon Lime Soda ;) but it doesn't seem as effective as Rose. 

It takes me 2 sprays on each underarm after the shower and a touch up spray later in the evening or after/before a workout to keep any odor at bay. 

With the Citrus it takes me about 3 Sprays on each underarm about 3 times a day. I think the Wild Rose does a better job of masking and eliminating odors. 

Though this deodorant isn't like Secret where you can apply in the morning and not worry about odor the rest of the day, I believe it's worth the small effort. Especially since I am doing something positive for my body. 

If I have a very important event where I absolutely need to smell 100% all day or if I'm wearing a white/gray top and can't have any sweat, I will switch back to regular deodorant for a day. Though I definitely try to avoid that when possible!

Overall I highly recommend trying Weleda's deodorant and other products! You can visit their website here to see all the fab items and learn more about the ingredients they use. :) 

We rate Weleda's Wild Rose Deodorant a perfect

We also award this product our Moxie Green Beauty Award for being 100% Natural AND Effective!
Congratulations Weleda!

 Thank you making great products!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Raspberry Peach Lemonade Cooler

Perfect for summer bbq's, get-togethers and backyard mixers. Sweet raspberry meets creamy peach with the tartness of ice cold lemonade. This beverage is refreshing, beautiful and so simple to put together.

What you'll need:
  • 12 oz serving simply lemonade™ in raspberry
  • 1 blue bell all natural fruit bars™ in peach
  1. For each serving pour 12 ounces of simply lemonade raspberry into serving glass. (we love the classic quaintness of the mason jar)
  2. Next cut the fruit bar into cube like pieces. 
  3. Add fruit cubes to lemonade and serve. 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Angel Heart Earring Studs or Matching Necklace on eBay for $1.99 + Free Shipping!

I love to share cute & affordable things I find on eBay. I purchased these adorable ruby & goldtone colored  studs to wear for Valentine's Day but I actually just now got around to wearing them! They look so darling with a Black Dress or White Tank!

They're so cute and still available on eBay if anyone would like to purchase a pair!

See Them Here:

I also bought the matching necklace for $1.99!

See Necklace Here:

This must be a new edition necklace they didn't have before, it's so pretty!

Multi-Heart Necklace for $4.89 + Free Shipping

See the Multi-Heart Necklace Here:

Have a Fab weekend!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

What Time Is The Best Time to Workout? 6 Reasons Why Anytime is a Great Time! Fitness

I'm a few days into my Fitness Plan and today I wondered what time of the day is the best time to workout? After researching online, I've found that anytime is a great time! :) 

Each part of the day offers a great perk:

Statistics say that those who exercise in the morning before work, life, and  having your social calendar get in the way, are more likely to stick to their fitness plan. Morning workouts jump start your metabolism. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast to keep your body from storing fat. 

Those who work out Mid Morning are most likely to set themselves up for healthy Lunch and make better food choices throughout the day. Working out helps curb the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin to help keep carb cravings and your sweet tooth under control.

Exercising provides extra blood flow to the brain, bringing a fresh supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain's neurons. Hormones are spiked to help improve concentration and reasoning skills. You'll feel revived and energized right through that 3 o'clock slump! :)

Working out in the Afternoon helps optimize your ciradian rhythms, helping you sleep better at night. Having your body's internal clock on point is a big factor in helping prevent disease such as Cancer and Diabetes.

The hormone Testosterone is at it's highest in the evening, boosting your strength training results. Your body is also at it's highest temperature during the late afternoon/evening making your muscles a lot more flexible. Working out will feel easier on your body during this time. :)

Though an intense workout late at night might make it hard to fall asleep, exercise is a perfect way to destress. Yoga is a perfect workout to do right before bed. Deep breathing will reduce anxieties and stress. Yoga also helps lower cortisol levels making it easy to drift off to sleep. 

Feeling like it's too early or too late for that workout?


Have a great workout! ♥

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May Free Beauty Samples! Score Free Hair Products, Lotion, Perfume Samples & More!

Who doesn't love Free Samples? We got your May Freebie links!

These days it seems most companies are asking consumers to 'Like' their Facebook instead of filling out a form through their website. If you're like me and don't want a lot of spam on your Facebook wall, you can  make a separate profile for all your sampling shenanigans  I have separate Facebook profile that I use for those wall spamming games and Sampling. :)

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