Wednesday, December 18, 2019

AGEbeautiful Box from Influenster

About a month ago I received this amazing box filled with goodies from Influenster & Zotos Professional complementary for testing and review purposes.
My box contained all the necessary products to go Blonde without damaging your hair.

I would like to start my review with one of my favorite products from the box, the 
Ultra Bond Powder Lightener. Overall I'm very satisfied with this product. I have a very dark brown, almost blackish hair and this product lifted colour nicely and evenly. As I was going for more of a soft ombre effect I didn't leave it on for too long but the result were noticable & exactly what I wanted. My hair didn't look or feel damaged at all. The scent was pretty strong and not too pleasent but that's what you would expect from any lightener.
In my opinion Ultra Bond Powder Lightener is super easy to use and you can't beat the price either ($16.99), very affordable. I would definitely recommend trying it out.

My second favorite product from the box is the Ultra Bond Synergy No. 1 Cleanse Shampoo ($9.99). I've been using it for almost a month now once a week and I'm really satisfied with it's performance, it cleans the hair without stripping it from oils or drying it out. I like how this shampoo leaders nicely and smells great. It leaves hair properly cleansed, yet feeling super soft and smooth. It works great in combination with other products from the line.

As for my least favorite product of the bunch it was the Ultra Bond Synergy No. 2+ Deep Conditioner Treatment. Overall it's a nice conditioner it doesn it's job of deep conditioning my hair and making it look healthy and shiny. I have used it 3 times at this point and I can say that it leaves my hair really smooth. The only thing I dislike is that it doesn't completely rinse off and I can still feel some residue while blow-drying my hair.

Overall I'm really impressed with this line of products. I think they are fairly priced, they definitely deliver the promised results and work great together.

P.S I would like the thank Influenster and Zotos Professional for giving me the opportunity to test out these amazing products.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Slow Down with Rituals TryaBox

I discovered a new testing and review panel, Tryazon, pretty recently through a friend of mine. She knows how much I love Rituals products so she shared with me TryaBox campaign -  Slow Down with Rituals.
They were searching for 100 host for this campaign who would  get a TryaBox valued at over $45, containing samples of the following items: 
• The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil (Vata, Pitta or Kapha)
• The Ritual of Ayurveda luxury travel size Foaming Shower Gel
  •  Surprise Pay it Forward treats for 5 friends
  • • Power of Rituals TryaBox Guide
  • We both applied but only I got selected, however the box came with small gift packs to share with friends so everyone was happy at the end. 
5 Surprise Gift Boxes for 5 Friends
I  think Tryazon is a pretty unique testing panel, the fact that they provide small gifts for your friends as well is amazing. Sharing the excitement of testing new products with friends and family is pretty awesome. 
My box came at the beginning of August, in it I got The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil Vata (100ml), The Ritual of Ayurveda luxury Foaming Shower Gel (50ml) and 5 Surprise boxes for my friends with Dry Oil (30ml) and Scented sachet for the wardrobe. 
Surprise Gift Box Content 
I started using these products almost immediately. I've been using the The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil and The Ritual of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel for several weeks now and I can say with confidence that I'm obsessed with both of the products, but especially the dry oil, it soon became my holy grail. 
I'm not big on oils in general , I hate the feel of them on my skin but The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil is completely different, it doesn't have that heavy oil feel that you would expect. It feels lightweight compared to a regular body oil, absorbers quickly and doesn't leave the oily feel on your hands or body (you don't even feel that you put on an oil). Skin feels nourished, silky soft and hydrated with a delightful scent of Sweet almond Oil and Basil and this divine aroma lingers with you through out the day.
I love Rituals shower gels in general  (I've been using The Ritual of Sakura shower gel for years), I think they feel very luxurious and give me that at home spa feeling. 
The Ritual of Ayurveda Shower Gel is not an exception. It smells great and feels very luxurious. It has a unique texture, which leaders well creating rich, relaxing foam
I use it mainly as a shaving cream, I always get irritated skin and razor bumps,  but not with this product. Added bonus a little bit goes a looong way. It leaves skin soft, smooth, relaxed, hydrated and smelling delicious with the combination of Sweet Almond Oil and Indian Rose.
I don't know if its the way it feels on  the skin or the delightful aroma of this 100% natural oil or the unique texture and delicious scent of the shower gel that helps relax and distress after a long day at work, giving the feeling of luxury and serenity every time I use them. 
I would definitely recommend giving these products are try, they are worth every penny.

P.S Why go to a spa when you can have an at home spa day every day with The Ritual of Ayurveda Shower Gel and Dry Oil. 😊
Huuuge thank you to Rituals and Tryazon for giving me the opportunity to try out these amazing products and share cute gift boxes with my friends and family. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

How to get up to 8 essential oils completely FREE (US Only)

I would like to share with you an amazing discovery  I made couple of days ago.
I just recently started to get into essential oils and while searching for info about the best blends, best ways to use them and making your own blends, I stumbled upon Jade Bloom University where you can watch short video lectures about oils, oil blends, different ways to use them, common myths about oils, making your own custom blends and much more. However the best part about all this is that once you complete all the stages/modules you get $32 worth of points to spend on any of the products sold on the website (oils, blends, skincare, hair care, oil samples, whatever your heart desires). Added bonus shipping is free over $15.
The only catch is that you will have to spend several hours to complete all the stages and get the reward. But I think it's totally worth it.
In this post I would  like to share my experience and opinions and how to get most out of this offer.
Registration is pretty easy your just fill out the Form given below and enroll free to their program.
Registration Form
There are 4 levels in the program, with different degrees such as Associates Degree , Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree (2 modules) and Doctorate Degree (2 modules).
First two modules are pretty easy and didn't take too much time to complete.
At the end of the 1st stage I got 500 points for referring friends  (refer at least one), which translates to $2 credit towards your purchase.
The 3rd and 4th stages are more lengthy, each including two modules  and some reading material which takes much more time.

It took quite a few hours to complete all of the steps and at the end I didn't get any points so I contacted their customer service. They were surprisingly fast to respond and resolve the issue. (It took less than 24hours.) They manually added missing 7500 points ($30) to my account .
I would like to emphasise that their customer service is phenomenal, it was so easy to communicate with them , they were very polite, helpful and fast to respond. I contacted them on two separate occasions asking advice about different oils and they were very helpful and friendly .
Here you can see my Reward Points History.
As I mentioned before I received 500 points at the end of the first stage for referring friends. 7500 points were manually added for the completion of all the stages. And additional 100 points for signing up for the newsletter.
After placing my order I got 15 points and one of the referred friends signed up so I got additional 50 points (she got 100 points for registering with my referral link).
Points are valid for 1 year, so no need to hurry. (But who am I kidding I placed my first order as soon as I got my points.)
Here you can see my order.
I ordered 4 full sized oils (10ml each) and 2 samples (1ml each). I chose highly rated oils which were more on the pricey side (if you choose cheaper options you can get up to 8 oils as they say). I ended up paying only $1.44 using Amazon Pay.
In addition to using my free points I got lucky because right now they are having Christmas in July Mega Sale. I was able to get additional 20% off of my purchase using code WISH.
Check the link for more coupons and deals.
So if you love essential oils and want to learn more about them as well as get free credit towards you purchase of essential oils or any other 100% natural product sold on the website follow the link to register, complete all the modules and you will get your $32 credit.
If you sign up using the referral link above you will get 100 points while I will get 50 points. And if you subscribe to the newsletter you will get additional 100 points (for every referred friend who registers you will receive 50 points).
In addition till July 8 you can get discounts together with your points.
Using the accumulated points is pretty easy. Go to your cart and select the amount of points you want to apply (you can use all at once if you want to).
However take into consideration that the amount of points used should exactly equal to the cart total. Let's say you have 8100 points or $32.40, this means your cart total should be exactly $32.40 not less, if it's more however you can pay the difference.
At first i was determined to use only my points to make my order completely free but the stuff I wanted didn't add up in that way. I don't mind having to pay $1.44 but it was a struggle trying to get the points and cart total match. Which was a con in my eyes. However the fact that you can combine your points and discounts they have available is a biiig pro.

To sum up:
1.Register at Jade Bloom University (you get 100 points for registering with this link)
2. Complete all the courses
3.Get your 8000 point which is $32  (500points comes from referring friends so once asked refer at least one friend at the end of each stage)
4. Subscribe to the newsletter to get additional 100 points (if you do all these you end up with 8200 points - $32.80)
5. Choose whatever you want and checkout (don't forget the coupons they have available till July 8)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Free Skincare from Dr.Botanicals Product Reviewer Club (US, UK, Europe)

While browsing the internet couple of days ago I discovered a website called Dr. Botanicals which was offering a membership to their Product Reviewer Club where you would be able to receive free full sized products in exchange for your opinion. However the only  catch was that you would have to pay for the shipping (5.99$ for US, 5.99£ for UK and 5.99€ Europe). I didn't  register the first time around, but today I stumbled upon it again and decided to check how legitimate the website was, so I searched for different reviews about the website, which were pretty positive, so I decided to give it a try and register.
Free skincare
Dr.Botanicals Product Reviewer Club Registration Form 
The subscription form is pretty easy and straightforward as you can see above.
Once I submitted my information, I received a welcome email with a code for a free skin essential.
Free skincare
welcome email with a free skin essential code
The skin essential they are referring to is there Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask (Discovery size, 30ml). They claim that this product is for all skin types and it can visibly lift and firm the skin while keeping it youthfully hydrated.
Free skincare
Free skin essential with subscription
Even though they send you a code to get the product completely for free you still have to pay $5.99 for shipping. I was hesitant at first whether to place an order or not but once I read product reviews (which were very positive), I decided to place an order. It should arrive in 5-7 work days.
I'm really excited to try the mask and I think that paying $5.99 for 30 ml of a quality skincare product is not such a big deal, so let's see how everything goes and once I get the mask I will update you on my experience and if it's worth a try or not.
Meanwhile if any of you reading this is part of the Product Reviewer Club or has tried any of their products feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Free Sample Of Vichy AQUALIA THERMAL Rehydrating Cream

If you are currently in Finland and want to get a free skincare sample head to the website of  Vichy and sign up for the  AQUALIA THERMAL  Rehydrating Cream - Light Aqualia that they are currently offering. The offer is valid till 10.07.2018 and there are 201 samples left. All you need to do is create an account and request the sample, you can also sign up for their newsletter which will let you know about any future sample availability.
finland free sample
Free sample of AQUALIA THERMAL  Rehydrating Cream
I first stumbled upon their free sample offer last month. They were offering a sample of Slow Age Night cream & mask. I signed up and after two weeks received the sample you see in below pictures. 
Finland free sample
Free sample of Slow Age Night Cream & Mask
The sample was pretty small only 3ml but the product itself is really nice, it has a fresh scent, it is very lightweight and extremely hydrating. I used it at night and next morning my skin felt very smooth and plump.
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Free sample of Slow Age Night Cream & Mask
I'm super exited to get my next sample of AQUALIA THERMAL  Rehydrating Cream - Light Aqualia.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My June 2016 Glam Bag

I'm sure most of you  have heard about Ipsy Glam Bag and are already subscribed, but for those who don't know what it is, its a monthly subscription service. Each month subscribers receive 5 deluxe sample or full-sized beauty products including makeup, skincare, hair care, nail care, fragrance etc., along with a cute makeup bag.  Ipsy Glam Bag is only $10 a month ($110 for an annual subscription, which means you get one month free). Shipping is free in the U.S. and $4.95 for Canada.
Below you can see the the contents of my June 2016 Glam Bag.
My June 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag
Products in my June 2016 Glam Bag:
1. Derma e - Purifying Daily Detox Scrub - 0.5 oz
   (30% Off Purchase  on - IPSY16)**
2. Crown Brush - 3 Tone Bronzer (Travel size) - 0.4 0z
   (30% off any purchase on - CROWNIPSY30)
3. Urban Decay - Eyeshadow in Fireball or Lounge - 0.2 g
4. VASANTI COSMETICS - Kajal Eyeliner in Black - 0.04oz
  (30% off any purchase on - IPSYSUMMER30)
5. JulieG - Nail Color in Tropical Matte - 0.35 fl oz. 
 (20% off any purchase + Free shipping on orders $20+ on - 2016JUNEIPSY) 
Some of the other products you might be receiving in your June 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag. 
June 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag
June 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag
*Offer valid thru 07/31/2016. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Cannot be applied to a previous purchase. 
**Offer valid thru 12/31/2016. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Cannot be applied to a previous purchase. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Daily Dose of Beauty Deals

I've decided to start series of blog posts named Daily Dose of Beauty Deals where I will share with you updates on beauty related offers, sales, promo codes  etc.
Yves Saint Laurent:
Yves Saint Laurent is having The Private Sale. Using code PRIVATESALE you get 20% odd your $75+ purchase and complementary shipping.
Yves Saint Laurent Private Sale
Smashbox is having Friends and Family Discount.  With any $50 purchase at use code SBXFF2016 to benefit from 25% off your order.
Smashbox Friends & Family Discount
*Offer is valid 6/06/2016 through 6/12/2016.
Too Faced:
Receive 2 free minis (Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer & Deluxe Love Flush Blush Justify My Love), with your $65 purchase.Receive 4 free minis (Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Deluxe Love Flush Blush Justify My Love, La Crème Lipstick Naked Dolly & Better Than Sex Mascara), with you 100$ purchase.
Too Faced Gift with Purchase
*No code needed.
Get 20% off your order with the discount code JUST4U, plus spend $75(After 20% off adjustment) and get a free pair of age-fighters: Plantscription™ power serum (3-weeks supply) and eye cream (1-month supply) a 44$ value.
Origins Friends & Family Discount
*Offer valid through 06/13/16.
Use promo code LIGHT, LTMED, MED or DEEP at checkout depending on the your color of Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. 
Set includes:
• Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (0.5 oz.)
• Foaming Sonic Facial Soap (1 oz.)
• Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in Alabaster/ Ivory/Neutral/Petal (0.20 oz.)
• Compact with All About Shadow in Mink and Sunset Glow plus Blush in Fig
• Full-Size Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Petal
• High Impact Mascara in Black
• Cosmetics Bag
Spend $55 and also receive a 1 oz. Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief sample. A combined gift value of $91.
Nordstrom Gifts with Purchase
You can check the rest of the offers from here.
MAC Cosmetics:
Some Goodbyes at a discounted price from MAC
Morphe Brushes:
40% OFF Elite Brush Collection in stores & online while supplies last.
On sale at Sephora's website:
You can see all the promo codes and offers from Sephora in my previous blog post.