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The reviews and ramblings of a 25-year-old medical student. Visit to learn more about everything that appeals to the life of a twenty-something: beauty, fashion, fitness, health, food, gadgets, games, books, etc.

Updated: 2018-02-23T07:20:56.100-05:00


Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash: Review and Giveaway!


As part of the Purex Insiders promotion group, I received a free bottle of Dial Miracle Oil: Marula Oil Body Wash for the purpose of this review.  If you're anything like me, and you live in a cold state that had a harsh winter (ahem..Maine), you know just how important it is to have products on hand that can moisturize your dry and cracking skin. I hate that the winter makes my skin (image)

Soniclear Antimicrobial Sonic Cleansing System by Michael Todd


Michael Todd is a company based out of Port Saint Lucie, Florida that specializes in manufacturing natural and organic skin care products. After founder Lewis Hendler came to the realization that many products marketed for skin care consist of water and chemicals (but are labeled otherwise), he decided to create a line of unique products that would be both nutritional and beneficial for the (image)

Savvy Livings NanoRazor 6" Professional Black Ceramic Chef's Knife


Savvy Livings is a newly launched eCommerce platform that features the best "life-saving" products that have been tried and tested by real families. The goal of Savvy Livings is to bring hidden gem "life saver" products to their customers. They will have you wondering how you ever lived without them!     Each month Savvy Livings features a new product for their readers to check out. This (image)

Loving Pets Diamond Plate Bowl, Bella Mats, and GobbleStopper Slow Feeder


 Loving Pets is an online pet store that values the importance of safe, healthy, and affordable pet products. On the Loving Pets website you can expect to find pet food, pet treats, pet toys, and so much more. As a growing part of the pet industry, Loving Pets not only believes that their products should support a healthy pet lifestyle, but also educates pet parents to do the same. Loving(image)

Paula Dorf Cosmetics Aztec City #Eyeshadow Palette


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Makeup by One Direction - Limited Edition Tins


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One Direction #Makeup Kits


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Colour Strokes #Brow Tint and Lift with Lash Enhancing Serum by Lashem


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Purex Crystals Aromatherapy: Review


I recently received a bottle of the new Purex Aromatherapy Crystals, in scent "Energy". I have shared the fact, in the past, that although I only live in a small apartment with my boyfriend, we manage to go through a ton of laundry (even during just one week!). It is important to me to purchase quality products for our high efficiency washer that are affordable for our school budgets and (image)

Youphoria #Yoga Mat Review & Giveaway


Youphoria Yoga sells high-quality yoga supplies which will help customers get the most out of their experiences, whether it be at home, at class, or in the gym. Youphoria Yoga cares about providing tools which will help you achieve balance and harmony in your life; they are committed to providing a customer-centered business with top-notch products. Youphoria Yoga currently sells (image)

Beauty by Earth: All-Natural & Organic Sunscreen SPF 25 Review & Giveaway!


Beauty by Earth is a company based out of Frisco, Texas, that specializes in manufacturing beauty products which are all-natural. Beauty by Earth has a mission, which is to "inspire beauty, nurture health, and create a better quality of life for people everywhere through authentically organic products crafted from the highest quality ingredients". Their company was created when the (image)

Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel: Review


Recently, I had the opportunity to review an awesome product: Shea Butter by Beauty by Shea. Now, this company has come out with another product which I'm sure you will all love just as much: the Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel! The Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel is great for any woman or man who cares about the quality of their hair. Using hair dryers religiously can really (image)

My Konjac Sponge: Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge - Review


     My Konjac Sponge was founded by two sisters with a love for chemical-free and fragrance-free beauty products; one of the sisters realized that beauty products that fit into this category (especially for skin care issues) were few and far between, making it hard to combat specific needs during pregnancy. When she was introduced to the Konjac sponge, it made a world of difference for her (image)

Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser: Review and Giveaway!


Gurin Spa is a company based out of Tustin, California, that specializes in manufacturing lifestyle and fitness products. Gurin Spa carries affordable products which can help consumers achieve healthier and more active lives. They care about providing top-notch customer service and innovative products. At Gurin Spa, you will find products such as: Portable Ultrasound - for advanced(image)

Nordic Naturals: Ultimate Omega Review + Giveaway


Nordic Naturals is a company based out of Watsonville, California, that specializes in manufacturing and distributing different varieties of fish-oil containing products. Founder Joar Opheim, a native of Norway, found that supplements rich in Omega-3 and quality fish oil were lacking in the United States. Working with a team, Opheim was able to develop "several patented fish oil (image)

Argan Alchemy: Pure Organic Argan Oil - Review!


  Argan Alchemy is a company that is based out of both Miami, FL and North Vancouver, BC. Argan Alchemy sells high-quality, 100% organic Argan Oil that is USDA and Ecocert certified. The Argan Oil that they sell comes directly from Essaouira province of south west Morocco, and is produced by women-run cooperatives. All of their Argan Oil is considered "fair trade", so you can purchase it (image)

Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment: Review


  I recently reviewed a Bosley hair product, KMS Shampoo and Conditioner, and Tamer Foam which were distributed by Beauty Care Choices. I received another wonderful item from this company! If you need a recap about them, here it is: Beauty Care Choices is a company that was started in 2004, and is based out of Shasta, California. This company is an online (image)

Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set Review & Giveaway!


 Vizeri Beauty is a company based out of Nashville, TN, that specializes in manufacturing professional-grade hair products. Vizeri Beauty uses high quality ingredients which can compete with leading brands. Unlike other companies, Vizeri Beauty does not dilute their products, does not test their products on animals, and uses a rich, plant-based formula. They keep up with the latest (image)

5 Handbag Essentials for #Fall with U by Kotex


**This post has been sponsored by UbyKotex and Walmart. Needless to say, I don't recommend products that I don't love! Now that fall is rolling in, I am making the transition from a simple summer clutch to my (usually) over-crowded handbag. My friends often joke that my purse is "endless" and that things can become lost inside of it. I can't help but carry everything that I deem (image)

Blogger Opportunity - Holiday Gift Guide Sign Up!


Bloggers 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Sign Up Bloggers sign up Today to get listed on the "2014 Holiday Gift Guide" that will roll out full force Oct 25  thru Dec 25, 2014 .  Many bloggers will be participating so its going to be huge ! Right now Sign up is Free and Limited ! ** Why Should you Sign Your Blog Up?**Most of the Business's that have (image)

Bargain Argan: Review and Giveaway!


Bargain Argan is a company based out of the United States that imports and packages 100% pure and certified Argan Oil from southwestern Morocco. I was lucky enough to receive a one oz. bottle of Bargain Argan's Argan Oil for the purpose of conducting this review. I absolutely love experimenting with natural oils for both skincare and hair care...anything to enhance my beauty regimen(image)

BestZest Premium #Zester & #Grater: Review and Giveaway!


I received the BestZest Premium Zester and Grater for free, in exchange for providing you with my opinions. If you are anything like me, you may not actually know exactly what a zester is, even if your parents have used one in the kitchen before. When I saw the opportunity to apply for this product, I jumped at it, because I have been trying to slowly improve my cooking skills, both as (image)

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Natural Liquid #Foundation: Review


Ecco Bella is a company based out of West Orange, NJ, that specializes in manufacturing all-natural, cruelty-free cosmetics and beauty products. Ecco Bella believes in creating products that will not just enhance your beauty on the outside, but will give you beauty from the inside, out. They use ingredients such as vitamins, herbs, and minerals which are beneficial for your skin and hair, in(image)

Barefaced Skincare's Dead Sea Mud #Mask: Review


Barefaced Skincare is a company based out of Los Angeles who specializes in manufacturing natural skincare products. Barefaced Skincare uses organic, high-quality ingredients derived from the Earth to create unique, effective products that your skin will love. Their products are made in a USDA-certified organic facility in California. Barefaced Skincare provides great customer service, and (image)

The Ecology Works: Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo Review


   In 2013, I introduced you to a great product called the Anti Allergen Laundry Detergent by The Ecology Works. Just a few days ago, I also introduced you to the awesome hospital-grade disinfectant called Vital Oxide. Today, I am lucky enough to be reviewing another product from The Ecology Works: The Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo. In case you forgot what The Ecology Works and their products were(image)