Majestic Pure Argan Hair Oil Mask Review

Let’s start with the basics of Majestic Pure’s  Argan Hair Oil Mask. It’s a 8.5 oz container of hair mask, which is supposed to hydrate and help repair damaged hair. The directions say to towel dry hair and apply proper amount wait 5 minutes. The mask contains several ingredients, too many to list here, but you can check out the list via the picture.

So, does it work? I’m a bit on the fence about it. I’ve only used it twice, but the second time I really felt like it weighed down my hair. In fact, I had to throw my hair into a bun because it just didn’t look good down. However, my ends look way better and less frizzy.  Also, I’m not sure if the weighed down is my error. I’m not really sure what the “proper” amount is and it’s highly possible I’ve been using too much. I do like to put quite a bit on. It also doesn’t say how often one should use it. Once a week? More? Less? I’ve been doing it once a week, but maybe that’s the wrong way to go.

Also, with my hair being on the long (mid back) and thick side, each application does take a lot of product. I would say I’ll get 4, maybe 5 applications from the container. Of course, if I applied it a bit lighter, it would go further. Mileage will vary from person to person on that front.
I’m going to continue to use the rest of that mask until it’s gone. My hair looks tons healthier so I’m hoping the weighed down problem will work itself out as I figure out how much I should actually be using for my hair. I still think I like a coconut hair mask a bit more, but maybe with continued use my opinion will change.

Final Verdict: This may not be the right mask for me, but at $13 it’s worth a try!

Note: I did receive this product at a discount for an honest review

TriNova Pet Stain & Odor Remover Review

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Anyone who has pets knows you need a good cleaner on hand. Living with both a dog and a cat, I find this especially true as I’m cleaning up cat vomit or dog urine all the time. I’ll admit, I already have a cleaner I really, really like. The problem? It’s slightly expensive side. At $17 for a 32 oz bottle, TriNova Pet Stain & Odor Remover isn’t much cheaper, but would save me a good $10 or so each time.

The big question, though, does it work? I’m going to say sort of. I tried it on a puke stain that was was several hours old aka not fresh. It worked okay, but one application wasn’t enough. It left what I like to call “ghosting”. The stain isn’t truly there, but you can still kind of see where it was. It would have taken at least another application to get it fully up (if not more). I did leave it on longer than the 5 minutes the first round, so the cleaner should have gotten nice and soaked in.

I have also tried it with fresh urine spots. While it cleaned it up well, it did still leave a faint smell. However, this one could be more of a user error as I know I didn’t leave it on the full 3-5 minutes as directed. Many other reviewers rave about how it works on urine spots, so this could be a mileage may vary situation.

The spray does have a smell, but I find it refreshing. It’s not too strong though, so even if one didn’t like the smell it wouldn’t be bad.

Final Verdict: An okay cleaner. It’ll take multiple applications for older stains, but should take new/fresh stains up without too many problems.

Review: Liquid Savvy’s 32oz Insulated Bottle


Watching my water intake has something I’ve been trying to focus on more and more. I tend to drink a lot of water, but often lose count of refills and hope I had enough. My favorite things about my Liquid Savvy Bottle is that it’s 32 oz. That means that refilling it only once will get me my daily value of water. Easy peasy as far as tracking how much I drink.

2016-04-10 16.54.59The bottle is insulated and can hold both hot and cold liquids. The claim is that it will keep your cold liquids cold for 24 hours and your hot liquids hot for 12 hours. I’ll admit I didn’t test this out to the fullest. Mainly, because it’s become my favorite water bottle at the moment and I didn’t want to not use it for 24 hours hours! However, I will say that my water stays a nice temp through my work day, which is usually around 8 hours. There was a nice chill the entire time.

The bottle does come with 3 different lids: flip top, carabiner, & tethered lid. I’ve been using the flip top lid the most, especially since I work around books and technology. The carabiner would be great for hiking as I can hook it onto whatever bag I’m carrying and go. I do wish there had been maybe a straw option, but the flip top works well enough. However, I do wish there had been a loop or something on the flip top lid to make carrying it a bit easier. The bottle is on the bigger side and can be quite cumbersome to carry sometimes without a handle.

Final Verdict: Great overall bottle. It’s a bit steep in price at $25, but if you’re looking for a bigger water bottle that keeps your drinks cool/hot this is a good one to look at.

Note: I did receive this product at a discount for an honest review

ClickL Bed Sheet Mattress Holder Review


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Ugh, guys, let me tell you this has been what my bed looks like every single morning for as long as I can remember. No matter how I tuck the sheets in, the bed always looks like this

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I can’t tell you how irritating it is. Or kind of gross when you realize there’s nothing protecting your mattress.

My life saver has been the ClickL Bed Sheet Mattress Holder. Installing is easy.  First, you should slide the L shape bracket under you mattress

 

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Pull the bed sheets in place and lock the button in place by inserting it into the hole and pressing up.

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That’s it. The whole bed took me 2 minutes max to get set up. I’ve been using it for about a week and half now &  not once have my sheets been out out place.

The only issues I’ve been having is that at one corner the bracket likes to slide out a bit. It’s only one and I’m not sure if I just had it in a bad place or what. I did try moving it more into the corner, so I’m hoping that will work. I have a feeling it’s has something to do more with placement/my mattress since it’s only one corner doing it. However, I figure I would still mention it.

Final Verdict: Thumbs up and worth the try for anyone who has sheet sliding issues.

Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum Review


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My experience with Valentia went so well last time that I was excited to try out more of their products. This time it’s their Lift Revitalizing Serum. The serum is supposed to renew texture & tone, deeply moisturize, minimize fine lines, increase elasticity & brighten & plumb fine lines.

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The key ingredients are

  • Wakame Bioferment (Seaweed): Increases skin oxygen consumption to detoxify and boost antioxidant defense.
  • Gotu Kola: Lessens the appearance of scars and increases skin firmness.
  • Lactic Acid: A natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that increases skin cell turnover, for healthier renewed skin.
  • Licorice: Lightens unwanted pigmentation and corrects skin discoloration.
  • Argan Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamin E, this oil reduced water loss and protects skin’s resiliency and elasticity.

So, what did I think of it?

First, I want to say that it does have a strong citrus smell.  I actually really like the smell, but I know that for some it could be a problem. As someone who is sensitive to scents/can get migraines I appreciate when this is pointed out.

Now that’s out of the way, the serum has a nice texture and goes on easily. I haven’t had any problems with greasiness either as the serum absorbs nicely into the skin. It says to use moisturizer after, but I haven’t been and my skin hasn’t felt dried out or anything (even in the midwest winter). In fact, I really feel like it moisturizes well on its own.

Does it work? Well, I’ve only been using it a little under 2 weeks, so I think that’s hard to say. Also, I’m in my mid-30’s and don’t have a lot of fine lines yet, so I assumed it would take longer for results to show up on me. I do plan to continue to use it though.

The only thing I don’t really like is the pump. If I try to pump it onto my finger, I always have a it that goes “flying”. I don’t know if that’s an issue with just my pump, but I’d suggest pumping the serum into your hand and not fingers. That way you won’t lose any product.

Final Verdict: Nice serum that moisturizes well.

 

Soap.Club Handcrafted Natural Soap Revoew


I know soap seems like a weird thing to review, but I’m always on the look out for great new products. I had picked up a bar of homemade soap in Greece and since it was getting low, I was looking for a replacement. Enter Soap.Club Handcrafted Soap

First, let’s start with a list of the ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, and Essentials Oil/Fragrance (All Soap.Club oils are non-GMO and use only natural colors)

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They have several scents to pick from, but the one I got was Lemon Coconut and it smells absolutely heavenly. If I could carry it around all day just to smell it I probably would.

The block is a very nice size. I’ve been using it for a couple weeks and haven’t even put a dent into it yet. I can easily see it last several months.

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It’s been a while since I’ve used store bought soaps, so I can’t really do a comparison. This bar arrived just as I finished my homemade soap from Greece, which had very similar ingredients. That being said, my skin continues to feel silky smooth.

Final Verdict: Solid thumbs up and will most likely buy again (if I can get the same scent) once this one is gone.

*Note: I did receive this product at a discount for an honest review

Wrist Wraps Review


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In my life I have broken both of my wrists at some point, meaning I’ve been left with weak wrists and arthritis. I especially feel it when I’m working with weights or anything that relies on wrist support. Yoga, honestly, can be the worst as the poses can really leave me sore. My trainer has been recommended Wrist Wraps for a while, so when I got the opportunity to review some I jumped on it.

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First, these wraps are a nice quality. They’re made of double bonded cotton and are nice and long (3″ X 36″). The actually wrapping can be a bit of a pain. I’ve struggled a couple times in trying to wrap them, but I’m hoping it’ll come easier it time. It does help to watch their how-to video as well

Once wrapped, my wrists do feel stabilized. I haven’t had the chance to test them out in a yoga class yet, but I did try a few poses at home (like downward facing dog) and it did seem to make the pose more easier. I’m truly hoping this will ease some of the pain I get from both in the gym and in yoga class.

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Final Verdict: Great quality of wraps that I can’t wait to add into my normal routine.