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Thursday, August 9, 2018

JĀSÖN Award Winning Dry Spray Deodorants Review + Giveaway!



Looking for an all natural deodorant that works!? And, doesn't leave white marks on your clothing?! JĀSÖN and I have teamed up to give one of my followers both of these award-winning natural deodorants! One in Fresh Cucumber and one in Soft Rose 🌷 These deodorants deliver clinically tested 24-hour protection! They're also cruelty-free and free of harmful chemicals!

I've been using them for weeks with great success, and I love that I don't have to worry about embarrassing white marks or stains on my clothing.

JĀSÖN Dry Spray Deodorants go on dry and they are air-propelled, using no chemical propellants. They are FREE of aluminum, butane, parabens, phthalates, artificial colours, and artificial fragrances. And they leave zero residue on your clothes!

JĀSÖN has been a pioneer in personal care products without harsh chemicals since 1959! JĀSÖN which means "healer" in Greek, blends simple, healing ingredients to create a variety of gentle yet effective personal care products. JĀSÖN formulas are made with biodegradable plant-based ingredients. They are also Leaping Bunny certified, meaning they never test their products on animals. 




JĀSÖN Dry Spray Deodorants pass the "Black Tank Top" test!


JĀSÖN has received FOUR Awards for these all-natural, dry spray deodorants:
  • Allure Best of Beauty "Best Natural Deodorant"
  • Parents Magazine "Best Natural Deodorant" 
  • Prevention Magazine "Best Natural Deodorant"
  • 2018 Grand Prix New Product Award "Best New Personal Care Product"

It sounds like the jury has spoken! Now it's your turn to test out these beauties for yourself. Just visit my Instagram page and tag some friends on the post linked below and you'll be entered to win BOTH of these Dry Spray Deodorants (estimated retail value $30)!




Can't wait to try them out!? They're available at Whole Foods, Loblaws, Well.ca, and natural grocers. 

JĀSÖN Dry Spray Deodorants SRP $14.99 each / 113ml


This giveaway is open to Canadian Residents only and will close on Friday, August 17th, 2018.

Thank you to JĀSÖN for generously providing this prize pack!



Not sponsored. Products kindly provided by JĀSÖN

This giveaway is not associated, affiliated nor sponsored by Facebook or Instagram

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

iHerb Health Haul | Anti-Aging, Sleep, Stress, Pet Health


It's been a while since I shared what I've hauled from iHerb. I thought I'd share this one as it contains current essential supplements for me and my pet, and I figured that some of you might be interested in some of these products.

I will share links to products in the product heading. I leave the prices out because they are forever changing.

General Health, Stress & Sleep

Now Foods Glycine (Free Form) Pure Powder1lb

From iHerb:
Glycine is the smallest and simplest amino acid, making it versatile for use in a wide range of functions. Glycine is necessary for the production of glutathione, DNA, creatine, bile, hemoglobin, and most proteins. It also helps to promote glycogen storage, thereby making glucose readily available for energy production. Glycine also functions as a calming neurotransmitter in the brain, where it facilitates nerve impulses and is important for the maintenance of healthy sleep patterns.

This product is Vegan/ Vegetarian and Non-GMO.

I don't know a whole lot about amino acids but I picked this up before as it's supposed to help with sleep. I found the action very subtle but what I noticed over time, with daily use, was reduced stress and anxiety. I believe that it's helping with my sleep as well, but I have to stop taking melatonin to truly be able to tell, as melatonin helps me fall asleep but has started to cause me to wake up prematurely. I take 1 tsp of the Glycine powder in my water bottle and sip it throughout the day. It has a slightly sweet taste to it. It's recommended that you take it on an empty stomach, like other amino acids. I find this powder form much more affordable than taking capsules and it's also easier to take.


I've been taking this Rhodiola for years! I've taken the occasional break (which I recommend with most herbs), but I really don't like to be without it. Rhodiola is a herb and an adaptogen. Adaptogens help our bodies deal with (adapt) to stressors. I've tried other brands and doses but I find that this one works best for me. I only take one capsule daily.

Dr. Axe on Rhodiola:
"Rhodiola rosea contains a phytochemical known as salisdroside. This component helps relieve anxiety and combat aging. Rhodiola suppresses the production of cortisol and increases levels of stress-resistant proteins."

This product is Vegan/ Vegetarian and Gluten-Free.

Reported Benefits:
  • Energy
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Prevents fatigue
  • Increases stamina
  • Boosts physical energy
  • Improves mood and well-being
  • Increases memory and focus
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Promotes physical recovery
  • Cortisol reduction
  • Normalizes stress hormones


Homeopathics can do wonders for many ailments. Many believe in only single remedies but I have found benefits from many composition formulas like this one.

These calming tablets state they relieve nervous tension, irritability, and sleeplessness. I take these for sleep and they are often the ticket to send me over the edge into sleep or to put me back to sleep if I wake prematurely. I have tried many other formulas with some success but I've had the most success with this one. I keep going back to it and luckily, it continues to work for me.

Active Ingredients: Each tablet contains: *Chamomilla 2X, *coffea cruda 10X, *humulus lupulus 2X, *ignatia amara 8X, moschus 10X, *nux vomica 30X, *passiflora incarnata 2X, *sulphur 12X, valeriana officinalis 2X, *veratrum album 4X 30 mg each.


Pet Health

Hyalogic HyaFlex Hyaluronic Acid for Joints Feline Hip & Joint Formula- 1oz (Dog formula linked below)

Info from iHerb:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is revolutionizing the joint health management for humans, horses, and now your pets. Found naturally in all living organisms, it provides the elastic shock absorbing properties to support healthy joints for your pet.

HyaFlex is patented for joint health and helps to compensate for your pet's depleted ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid with age by maintaining and supporting healthy movement and lubrication.

I gave this to my cat as prevention as he ages. I saw him benefit the same day, as hours after I gave it to him, he suddenly began charging around the house. His hips seem less sensitive to the touch as well. I said I was going to switch to another herbal formula for joint health but it's very difficult to administer that one. This one is so easy as it's tasteless and he laps it up when I put it in his wet food. To make it more affordable, I give him 1/2 the recommended dose and he still benefits. I will bump up the dose if I have to but for now 1/2 the dose is working.

This product is Vegan and Gluten-Free.

Dog formula linked here.


Dr Mercola Ubiquinol For Cats & Dogs- 58ml

Info from iHerb:
  • Helps To Support Normal Cardiovascular Function and Reduces Oxidative Stress
  • For Cats & Dogs
  • Made with Quality Ubiquinol
  • Recommended to Support Normal Cardiovascular Function and Reduces Oxidative Stress.

I'm a huge fan of CoQ10 and I've personally been taking it daily for over 16 years! My heart actually repaired itself from a condition called Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) and I attribute that to the Q10 I've been taking (linked here). 

My cat has been taking this Q10 for quite some time. I noticed that he was benefiting right away so I continued to give it to him. The dose is based on your pets weight and my cat only needs 1 drop per day, so it's quite affordable for us. Doses start at 1 drop per day to 8 drops per day for the largest size pet. There is a dosing chart on the product page, linked here.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my most recent iHerb haul and what some of my current essential supplements are for me and my pet. Hopefully, you found some of the info helpful!


As always, check with your Doctor or health care provider before beginning any new supplements. Health and Beauty Girl is not a health professional. I am sharing what helps me and my loved ones in hopes of helping others.

If you plan on shopping with iHerb, you can save 5% OFF your entire order with discount code AGU725 or just use this link. This code can be used by anyone, unlimited times and it doesn't expire so you can share it with your friends and family as well. The discount code is good for new and existing customers. (This is a referral link).

iHerb's shipping is super cheap and super fast!



Not sponsored. Some links are referral links. Thank you if you choose to use them and support this site.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Monthly Empties | Health, Beauty, Skincare!

 It seems like I just posted last month's empties and it's already time for July's empties post! My little dollar store popcorn box that I use to collect all of my empties isn't overflowing for once! Hopefully, I can do better this month at finishing up some more products!

I'll share mini-reviews with links to products and whether or not I'd repurchase. Let's go....



Skincare

Live Clean Hydrating Creamy Cleanser
This is my favourite face cleanser so far. It reminds me a lot of cleansers that I've used from spas! It's very hydrating which my dehydrated skin really appreciates! It's all natural and full of fabulous botanicals.  (I also use the foaming one for when my skin is oilier).

Repurchase- Yes

Pure + Simple Beautiful Skin Face Cream
I love many Pure + Simple products but my skin is not a fan of this cream. It was my first time trying it, and although the ingredients are great, it's just not hydrating enough for my dehydrated, aging skin.

Repurchase- No

Miracle 10 AHA Cream
I used most of this product but didn't finish it, not because it wasn't good, it was just so old. My error in letting it sit there for years before I got around to trying it out. I think it lost its efficacy over that much time. Luckily, I used most of it but I didn't notice much probably because of how old it was.

Repurchase- Unsure

Hair Care

Tarte Hair Goals Dry Shampoo
I wasn't a fan of this dry shampoo. It didn't absorb the oils on my scalp and the scent was very overwhelming and even after a few sprays, I'd have to exit the bathroom. I purchased this as part of a Limited Edition Tarte kit, perhaps the full size works better.

Repurchase- No

L'anza Trauma Treatment
I LOVE this product! It's fabulous for dry, bleached and coloured hair like mine! It really made my hair feel softer and helped with conditioning and frizz control. I found out that a little goes a long way and using more does not yield better results. This bottle lasted me a year. Granted, I don't wash my hair everyday and I do test out a lot of hair products.

Repurchase- Yes

Health

These 2 products will come of no surprise to my regular readers. These are 2 of my go-to supplements that I will not be without!

Nature's Answer Rhodiola Rosea 100mg/ 60 caps
This is an adaptogenic herb which is supposed to help the body cope with various conditions and stress. I used to find that it single-handedly prevented my early morning wakenings. It's not helping so much in that way at the moment, but I do find it worth taking as it has many benefits. I've tried many other brands and doses and this is by far the best one for me. Note: I only take 1 a day not the 2 recommended.. it works for me.

Repurchase- Yes

Healthy Origins CoQ10 100 mg/ 60 soft gels (Ubiquinone)
Ever since I found out that I had some heart issues, Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) being one of them, I started taking this Q10. It's been 16 years since I was diagnosed and began taking these everyday and my last echocardiogram showed NO Mitral Valve Prolapse. I couldn't believe it! I didn't follow the cardiologist's orders to do cardio every day, so I attribute my heart repairing itself to this supplement as it's the only thing I did for the health of my heart. After hearing the news, both of my parents started taking this supplement. Q10 has MANY health benefits that go beyond just heart health. I feel that anyone over 40 should take Q10 as it dwindles as we age and affects every cell in our bodies. I'm not a Doctor, this is just my opinion.

Note: I know there are debates about the best form of CoQ10. I've done my research and conclude that there is no reason to change from using the Ubiquinone form at this time.

Repurchase- Yes


That's it for this month. I hope you found some of the info helpful or informative.


Note: I am not a Doctor or health professional. I am just sharing my opinion in hopes of helping others. Always check with your healthcare provider before beginning any new supplements.

Happy long weekend, everyone! 💓




Not sponsored. Some links are referral links. Thank you if you choose to use them.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Robin McGraw Revelation Georgia Gift Box Giveaway | $120USD Value!



I am a huge fan of Robin McGraw's beauty products! So I'm thrilled to be able to host another giveaway so one of you can experience her products as well or maybe you'd love to gift this to a loved one! 

Robin McGraw is giving away one of her Georgia Gift Boxes valued at $120USD! 

The Georgia Gift Box by Robin McGraw (a $120 value) was inspired by the strength and love of her mother, Georgia. This beautiful, luxurious box, wrapped in an elegant satin bow, holds 5 scented gifts and a card with a special message from Robin.

Here are descriptions of each full-sized product featured in this impressive gift box.

Georgia eau de parfum 1.7 fl oz/ 50 mL
A sensual, sophisticated fragrance featuring fresh, floral notes
1.7 fl. oz./50 mL




Be unforgettable with this statement-making scent. Inspired by the spirit, love, power, and strength of Robin’s mother, Georgia embodies what it means to be fabulous and fierce. Wherever you go, a zing of bergamot, pink freesia, and water lotus announces your arrival, before whimsical orchid and rose begin to bloom, and soothing amber and coral musk linger long after you’ve made your grand entrance.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Freesia, Water Lotus
Middle Notes: Whimsical Orchid, Feminine Rose, Tea Leaf
Base Notes: Patchouli, Soothing Amber, Coral Musk


Georgia Foaming Shower Gel 8 fl oz/ 237 mL
You’ll love lathering up with this irresistible blend of soothing botanicals. 


Enriched with calendula, honey, aloe, and olive fruit extracts, this foaming shower gel leaves skin feeling relaxed, refreshed, and baby soft, while the elegant aroma of Robin’s signature scent elevates your bath to a decadent, spa-like experience.


Georgia Hydrating Body Butter 8 fl oz/ 237 mL
An ultra-moisturizing, skin-soothing treatment for your body
8 fl. oz./237 mL


Indulge your skin cravings. This luxuriously rich cream is formulated with moisturizing shea butter, macadamia seed oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E to provide dull, dry skin with long-lasting hydration and antioxidant protection. Packed with essential nutrients, this velvety formula feels surprisingly light on the skin, absorbing quickly for a boost of moisture and leaving your body delicately fragranced with Robin’s signature Georgia scent.


Georgia Moisturizing Hand Cream 3 fl oz/ 89 mL
From the fresh, floral scent to the silky texture, this luxurious hand cream is a must-have for pampering on-the-go. Give your hardworking hands a well-deserved break with nourishing mango butter and antioxidant-rich milk thistle to hydrate, repair, and protect skin. The light formula absorbs quickly, leaving hands feeling soft and supple but not slippery, so you can pick up right where you left off.

NO PARABENS, DYE FREE, NO SLS, NO MINERAL OIL, NO ANIMAL TESTING

You can learn more and shop Robin's line at the link below:
www.robinmcgrawrevelation.com

Follow Robin McGraw Revelation On Instagram! www.instagram.com/robinmcgrawrevelation/

Giveaway is open to Canada (excluding Quebec) 
& USA (excluding Alaska & Hawaii).

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
(Note: the only mandatory entry is to leave a comment).




This post is not sponsored. The prize is graciously provided by Robin McGraw.

Flexitol Heel Magic Review | For Dry Cracked Heels!


Featured Product:
Flexitol Heel Magic- 70g/ Approx. $14.99

Flexitol Heel Magic comes in a twist-up stick form. The product is soft and very easy to apply, just swipe and go!

From Flexitol:
Flexitol Heel Magic is a quick and easy to apply treatment for feet with dry skin or rough, cracked heels. It contains a highly concentrated moisturizing base that delivers visible results after 3 days on stubborn cracks.

Its innovative blend of emollients includes Shea Butter, Lanolin, Vitamin E, Beeswax and Olive Oil to soften and protect dry, scaly and cracked heels.
  • Practical, no mess stick applicator format: no need to touch the product with hands
  • Breakthrough product that hydrates dry & cracked heels
  • Diabetic friendly
Ingredients:
Myristyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Ozokerite,Aqua, Urea, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lanolin Oil, Cera Alba, Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.

Directions
Apply morning and night.


I'm one of those people that thinks feet are pretty gross, so showing photos of my feet isn't something I'm really comfortable with but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

As you can see, after only 2 applications, my feet look completely rejuvenated in the after shot. The product claims visible results in 3 days, which would be 6 applications (using am and pm). I saw results after just one use (photo taken after 2 uses - am and pm).

Prior to testing out this balm, I used body lotion on my feet every day after I shower. Clearly, body lotion is not enough for my feet!

After using the Flexitol Heel Magic, my feet look and feel so soft. The results are truly like magic. It's like I had an expensive, time-consuming pedicure with just a few swipes of the Heel Magic!

The best thing is how quick and easy it is to get healthy and younger looking feet! Yes, even feet look younger, as you can see, with hydration!


This is a product that I will always keep in my arsenal. And, I'll be getting one for my scaly foot partner too. I can't recommend this product enough!

Flexitol has many other speciality skincare products. After my experience with their Heel Magic, I definitely want to try out some of their other products, especially the lip balm! You can check out their products at the link below.

Available at London Drugs, Rexall Pharmaplus, Walmart and more!





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sweet Summer Scents With So...? Body Mists




Featured Products: 
So...? Fragrances in Fresh Floral and White Petals - 100ML / Approx. $4.99

I'm so picky when it comes to fragrances. 🌼🍭🌹 I have my favourites and I pretty much stick to them. These So...Body Mists have been sitting on my desk waiting patiently for me to try them, so I finally did. Wow! I didn't even know what I was missing! 


I've been wearing both the Fresh Floral and White Petals scents all week and I truly love them both! They both have that light, fresh, and sweet scent that I love. I find that with most body mists, the scent fades away and all I'm left with is the scent of alcohol. I'm happy to report that I haven't experienced that effect with these or I definitely wouldn't be raving about them! It's not often that I like new fragrances or that I can't even pick a favourite out of 2, but that's the case with these.  I've been enjoying both and alternating them throughout the week. 




These are big surprise hits for me and I'm adding them to my very small collection of fragrances. 🌸 

The packaging may not be flashy but don't let that deter you from trying these. You may just fall in love with them like I have!

There are several other scents available if light, fresh, and sweet is not your cuppa tea! 

Available at select: Pharmasave, Familiprix, Guardian IDA, Phamachoice and more!





Not sponsored. Products were provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New Live Clean Foaming Hand Wash Review | Inspire Your Senses!



We all need to wash our hands, some of us do it a lot more than others (ie. Me). But either way, it's one of those basic necessities, so why not make the process enjoyable and healthy to boot!?

Live Clean's New Foaming Hand Washes are like a dose of aromatherapy everytime you wash your hands!

You know you're completely in love with this product when you wash your hands with your regular soap and then go back and rewash them with your new Live Clean Foaming Hand Soap just to get a whiff of the delicious aroma! True story. 😁

I remember when a friend gave me a "speciality" soap from a new bath and body store that had opened many years ago. I used the bottle but never got into the hype over these products because I was aware that most were made with harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances.

Live Clean's new Foaming Hand Washes give us speciality soaps that are good for us! Not only are they natural and free of harmful chemicals, the scents are heavenly, and they are super hydrating yet effective!

There are 3 delicious scents in this line currently:
  • White Tea & Cherry (My personal favourite!)
  • Vanilla Bean & Coconut
  • Lemon Mint



Vanilla Bean & Coconut Foaming Hand Wash- 400ML/ SRP $4.99
Certified organic botanicals of Vanilla and Coconut with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.

This is lightly scented and any vanilla or coconut lovers are sure to be fans of this one.


White Tea & Cherry- 400ML/ SRP $4.99
Enriched with Vitamin E and certified organic botanicals of Aloe Vera, White Tea, Chamomile, and Cherry.

This is my personal favourite and the most strongly scented of the bunch. I was expecting to like this one the least of the 3, but I find that it's fresh and sweet scent has the most aromatherapy-like and relaxing effect on me.


Lemon and Mint- 400ML/ SRP $4.99
Made with certified organic botanicals of Lemon, Peppermint, Basil, and Aloe Vera.

I find this one very lightly scented and notice the lemon with a hint of peppermint the most. It has a very light and fresh scent to it.


All of these hand washes are:
  • 98% Natural
  • SLS and sulfate free
  • Petrolatum and phosphate free
  • Silicone and phthalate free
  • DEA and paraben free
  • Triclosan and benzalkonium chloride free
  • Dye-free
  • Pure Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
  • Biodegradable ingredients and recyclable packaging


Overall:
The packaging is perfection and each has a bright, cheerful and fun look.

Each scent is delicious and delivers a little aromatherapy session each time I wash my hands. I've been using these soaps for weeks now and my hands feel very soft and hydrated, and I wash my hands A LOT! Although they are gentle on my skin, they are very effective at getting my hands clean.

I don't know how Live Clean does it! These are SO affordable, such great quality, so effective and made with all natural ingredients, not to mention, void of any harsh or toxic chemicals. To find products like this at these prices is normally unheard of!

Thanks for more winning products, Live Clean! 💓


Live Clean Foaming Hand Washes are available at:
Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Walmart, Jean Coutu, Amazon.ca, and Well.ca




Not sponsored. Products provided free for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own.
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