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Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Dog Collar World Specialized Dog Collars #DogCollarWorld #DogCollars #HolidayGiftGuide2017

(product photos courtesy of various places)


Are you an owner of man's best friend? I am. My dog is my baby next to my two kids. Well, I treat him like my baby. I want the best for him. I have a tiny Yorkshire Terrier named Cocoa who is about 7 lbs., although I call him the Yorkshire Terror sometimes. He has been known to kill snakes. One time my oldest daughter was walking him and he saw one, freaked out, ran from my daughter and killed it. I am terrified of them, so I was very pleased that he protected her like that. 

Cocoa always had a plain blue collar that I had purchased for him but I wanted something snazzy and I wanted something with his name on it. I was approached by a company to try the collars from Dog Collar World. These collars are the cream of the crop. They are beautiful, snazzy and they have ones that GLOW IN THE DARK! How awesome is that? So good for nighttime walks. 

Here are some photos that show how some of the collars look like:


The collars can be personalized with the dog's name and phone number. The collars are fashionable and the embroidery is directly on the collar. Embroidered dog collars look excellent while also providing a measure of security in case your pet becomes lost. They have over 30 embroidery thread colors available so any of their patterns will look good embroidered!

Here is Cocoa's collar:


As you can see, I got a black and white starred collar with his name embroidered in bright green. Since he is a boy, I think this looks appropriate. And it is one of the GLOW IN THE DARK collars. The collar is $7.00 and embroidery is $5.00. To embroider the phone number it is an extra $5.00. He has a tag with his address and phone number on the collar. I think it is a very nice collar. It was easy to transfer all of his tags. He doesn't seem to mind his new collar at all. 

This might make a good holiday gift for your dog. Or just an everyday safety gift for a dog. You can get this for someone else's dog. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This was sent for consideration)




Review: RenPure Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo and Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner #RenPure #CoconutMilk #Shampoo #Conditioner

(product photos courtesy of www.renpure.com)

RenPure makes many different kinds hair products. They have shampoos and conditioners for just about any type of hair. I was given their Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo and Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner to try out and review. Below you can see what they do and what I thought about them.

16 fl.oz./473mL $7.99
The Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo from RenPure nourishes your hair with its nutrient-rich extra virgin coconut oil, as their oils are thin enough that they can work their way into the inner most parts of your hair to provide greater overall hair health. Also, this shampoo is very gentle on the hair, so it is sure not to strip hair of its natural oils, leaving it with a natural, balanced moisture look and feel. Renpure Professionals, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil products are unrefined coconut oil based products that contain natural and organic coconut oil to provide your locks with the most amount of natural nutrients, oils, and hair care benefits as possible! The Extra Virgin Coconut Oil hair care line is the first to provide you with the variety of hair care options that work great on every hair type out there. Their Extra Virgin Coconut Oil products also hold extremely light-weight, nutrient dense, microscopic coconut molecules that quickly deliver natural coconut care to the inner most parts of your hair’s cuticle. The result is hair that is more moisturized, shinier, flexible, stronger, healthier, and more beautiful NATURALLY!

This shampoo is very easy to use. Apply to wet hair, then work through hair until a thick lather forms. Work lather through hair until all of your hair has been treated. Then rinse. Follow with RenPure Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner. 

16 fl.oz./473mL $7.99
RenPure Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner helps to condition hair with its nutrient-rich, extra moisturizing formula that contains extra virgin coconut oil. This nourishing conditoner gives your locks life with nutrient-rich natural coconut oils that are thin enough to work their way into the most inner parts of the hair to provide greater overall hair health. In addition, this extra virgin coconut oil conditioner is very soothing on the hair, so it is sure not to over condition and it leaves hair feeling very soft, shiny, healthy and frizz-free. Renpure Professionals, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil products have unrefined coconut oil in their products that contain natural and organic coconut oil to provide your locks with the most amount of natural nutrients, oils, and hair care benefits as possible! This Extra Virgin Coconut Oil hair care line is the first to provide you with the variety of hair care options that work great on every hair type out there. The Extra Virgin Coconut Oil products also hold extremely light-weight, nutrient dense, microscopic coconut molecules that quickly deliver natural coconut care to the inner most parts of your hair’s cuticle. The result is hair that is more moisturized, shinier, flexible, stronger, healthier, and more beautiful NATURALLY!

After trying out these two products I am now worshiping at the altar of coconut. I have used coconut in many products before and liked it but did not realize how using it like this made a difference in my hair. Coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut water all add to the hair and moisturize, make it shiny, more flexible, make is stronger, healthier and much more beautiful. I would naturally recommend using these two products but they do have other coconut products. They have Coconut Water products and Coconut Bamboo. 

RenPure can be purchased online at www.amazon.com, www.drugstore.com and in these stores brick and mortar and online Walgreens, CVS, Target, Ulta and WalMart. Like RenPure on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renpure; Follow RenPure on Twitter: https://twitter.com/renpure; Follow RenPure on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/renpure/and Follow RenPure on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renpure/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)







Review: NEW Rimmel London Items #RimmelLondon #liplibrary #InstaFlawless

(product photos courtesy of www.rimmellondon.com)

Rimmel London recently came out with a few things that are great for fall. One is an eyeshadow palette (yay!) that other is a great new matte lipstick and a foundation-tint. See reviews below.

The Only 1 Matte Lipstick $7.79
This all-in-one lipstick, now in a matte formula actually moisturizes lips and comes in a slanted bullet for an effortless application. It is highly pigmented so that you have high impact color. It is long-lasting and has an all day comfort, moisture and wear with lips not feeling dry and cracked after wearing this lipstick all day. That is rare with matte lipsticks. 

Here is a photo of the ones I tried out:


from the left: Salute 200, High Flyer 610, Run The Show 800 and Look Who's Talking 750. 

Here are some photos of me wearing the some of the lipsticks:
wearing High Flyer

wearing Look Who's Talking

wearing Salute


#InstaFlawless Perfecting, Radiant Skin Tint
1 fl.oz./30mL $6.47
InstaFlawless is a skin tint, not a foundation, that help perfects skin and makes it look radiant. It can be worn alone or under foundation to extend its wear. It primes and perfects foundation. This also gives a beautiful natural glow to the skin. It has 24HR moisturization. It has an SPF 15 due to Avobenzone 3%. It comes in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. 

Here is a photo of me wearing the Light/Medium:


Magnif'Eyes Eye Contouring Palette $7.99

This 12-shade eye shadow palette comes in three versions: Keep Calm and Wear Gold, London Nudes Calling and Grunge Glamour. I tried Keep Calm and Wear Gold. It comes with two applicators. The eyeshadows are a mix of high-shimmer and matte shades, perfect for sculpting, shading and defining the eyes. They will give you rich, intense, long-lasting color. These shadows are crease-proof, smear-proof. They wear all day long. I was very happy with these shadows. They are highly pigmented. Great shadows. 

Here is a photo of the eyeshadow swatches:


Here is a photo of me wearing these eyeshadows: 



RimmelLondon products can be purchased at mass market retailers, such as TargetWalgreensCVSRite-Aid and Wal-Mart, nationwide. Like Rimmel London on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonUS; Follow Rimmel London on Twitter:@Rimmellondonus; Subscribe to Rimmel London on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/RimmelLondonUS; Follow Rimmel London on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/rimmellondonus/; Follow Rimmel London on Tumblr:http://rimmellondonus.tumblr.com/ and Follow Rimmel London on Instagram:https://instagram.com/rimmellondonus/

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis


(These items were sent for consideration) 


























Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: NEW essence cosmetics #essencecosmetics #new

(product photos courtesy of www.essencemakeup.com)

0.31 oz./9g $4.49
This powder is the perfect mattifying powder. It goes on nice and does not look chalky. It is waterproof, so your makeup ends up staying on when confronted with just a little bit of water. This mattifying powders is one of my favorites. Be careful, it breaks easily and shatters into a gazillion pieces when dropped. 

0.28 oz/8g $5.99
This little palette is great. It comes in two shades, rise & shine, which is the one I tried and glow for it, the other shade. It has four eye shadows and two blushes/highlighters. The rise & shine one is peach based. It looks great with my coloring. The shadows and blushes are all pigmented and very soft and creamy. I like using all of them.

wearing the rise & shine palette
In this photo I am wearing extreme lasting eye pencil in black midnight sky, volume stylist 18hr Curl & hold mascara and shine, shine, shine wet look lipgloss in friends of glamour.

0.40 fl.oz./12mL $4.99
This mascara is awesome. It leaves lashes looking full and soft. Mostly full though. They have a curl to them and the mascara does not smudge and has hold for 18 hours. 

0.40/12mL $4.99
This mascara gives you length and volume for 18 hours. With special extension fibers that wrap around the actual fibers of your lashes. It can be washed off with soap and water. Or taken off with a regular makeup remover. 

0.04oz./1,3g $2.99
I was able to try these out in three colors: black midnight sky, rockin' taupe and silky nude. These are very soft eyeliners that go on easily and STAY where you leave them. They last all day long and do not budge. I love these liners. They apply easily. You can smudge them or leave a sharp line. They sharpen in a pencil sharpener. They come in 6 shades that I think are all lovable. I love the Silky Nude shade, which can be used on the inside of the eye as a waterline shade to make the eyes look larger. 

$2.99
This lipgloss is great. It comes in 8 shades. I tried two of them. One was Friends of Glamour, a light pink shimmer, shown in the photo above and the other is a dark purple called Runway, Your Way. The lipgloss has lots of pigment and wears well. It has a lot of shine to it too, making it look wet on the lips. This is one of my favorite lipgloss brands to wear. 

0.16 fl.oz./5mL $4.49
Apply this topcoat to any lipstick you are wearing and you will instantly have a matte lipstick. Since matte lipsticks are so popular right now, it is often cheaper to make your lipsticks into a matte lipstick rather than purchase one. It is similar to a silicone product, as it has silicone in it. Just don't apply it too heavy. It works better if you apply it lightly and try to do it in one fell swoop. 

essence cosmetics’ website is www.essencecosmetics.com. essence cosmetics is sold online there and at www.ulta.com, in Ulta Beauty stores, Shoppers Drug Mart and Fred Meyer stores. Like essence cosmetics on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/essence.north.america; Follow essence cosmetics on Twitter: @essence_US; Subscribe to essence on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/essencecosmetics; Follow essence cosmetics on Instagram:http://instagram.com/essence_cosmetics#; Follow essence cosmetics on Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/essencecosmetic/ and Follow essence cosmetics on Tumblr: http://essence-cosmetics.tumblr.com/

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis


(These items were sent for consideration)


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review: CeraVe Facial Cleansing Products #CeraVe #FacialCleansingProducts

(product photos courtesy of www.cerave.com)

A few weeks ago I did a blog post on CeraVe Skincare and how nice it is for the skin. Now I have a post on their cleansing products and how nice they are for the skin. i think you will be able to find one amongst the four I review.

16 fl.oz./473mL $10.44
This cleanser is recommended for normal to dry skin. it cleanses, hydrates and helps restore the natural protective barrier to the skin. It has three essential ceramides to help accomplish this. It is non comedogenic. It has MVE Delivery Technology, controlled release for all day hydration. This cleanser is fragrance free to avoid fragrance irritation. It also has hyaluronic acid to help maintain the skin's natural moisture. 

This is not a foaming cleanser but goes on smoothly and takes off makeup smoothly. Just apply, rub off makeup and rinse or tissue off then rinse off face with warm water. Pat dry. 

12 fl.oz./355mL $9.92
This cleanser is similar to the other facial cleanser. It is hydrating in nature but it foams. It was developed by dermatologists this unique formula has 3 essential ceramides that cleanse, hydrate and help restore the protective natural barrier to the skin. This cleanser also has the MVE Delivery Technology for a controlled release all day long, Hyaluronic acid to help restore moisture to the skin, fragrance free to keep it easier on the nostrils and definitely non comedogenic. It also has Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) in it to keep it calmer and less red. This cleanser can even be used on acneic skin. It is for normal to oilier skins. Just not really dry skins. 


4.5 oz./128g $4.25

If you think this is like regular soap, you are sadly mistaken. This is a cleansing bar for the face and neck. It is not regular body soap. It gently removes dirt, oil and makeup without disrupting skin's natural protective barrier. Unlike any other cleansing bar, the soap also contains CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to hydrate and nourish, so skin is left soft and supple. 

To use: wet skin with lukewarm water. Work this into a lather with hands or cloth and massage into skin in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse. 

I love this bar. It also has the MVE Delivery Technology for a controlled 24 hour hydration. This soap is accepted by the National Eczema Associaltion. They approve of this soap for use on eczema!



25 Cloths/$7.97
These makeup removing cloths are some of the best I've tried. And I have tried a lot of them. I like that they remove makeup very well, dirt, oil, waterproof makeup all in a gentle way that doesn't have me tugging the life out of my eyelids. These are moisturizing and very gentle on the skin. Like all CeraVe products, they too contain the vital ceramides healthy skin needs to restore and protect the natural protective barrier. These are gentle enough for sensitive skin. Fragrance-free and sulfate-free. No need to rinse after using these.

The makeup removing cloths also get the seal of the NEA, National Eczema Association. 

CeraVe can be purchased on www.amazon.com, in mass market distributors such as WalMart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid and Ulta Beauty. Like CeraVe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CeraVeand Follow VeraVe on Twitter:@ceraveskin.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: DERMAFLASH Lilac #DERMAFLASHLilac

(product photo courtesy of www.dermaflash.com

DERMAFLASH, the original home microplaning exfoliation system, is now out in two new shades Lilac and Hot Pink. I tried the new lilac shade and was very happy with it. Are you looking for the best exfoliation possible? Dermaflash is the newest home exfoliation system on the market and it is amazing! Based on the dermaplaning technique used in salons, Dermaflash is a technique that is a non-invasive exfoliating facial treatment. It uses patented and patent pending technologies to restore skin to a more radiant youthful complexion. This ingenious alternative to microdermabrasion and dermaplaning is gentle to use and gentle to the skin. It is an ergonomic beauty tool that gently clears away dull surface cells, built up debris and peach fuzz. All you need are three simple steps: 1. PREP. 2. EDGE. 3. SOOTHE. 

How does it work? Dermaflash transforms the look and feel of the skin by creating a beautifully soft and smooth canvas for skincare and makeup. It even works on the most sensitive of skins. The DermaflashEdge is enhanced by subtle sonic vibration and is always used dry, never wet. It is a safe and effective medspa-inspired system for use in the privacy and comfort of your own home. In 10 minutes you will see and feel the results immediately after the first use. To use: Prep the skin with with PREP cleanser. This cleanser is designed to cleanse the skin and remove any surface oils that would hinder the device from working. Then use the EDGE. A brand new EDGE is used each time you use the Dermaflash. This is so that you get the best results from the device and because the EDGE is not meant to be used more than one time. The EDGE is taken across the face in short bursts, follow the video on the website and the directions that come with the Dermaflash Then you use the SOOTHE hydration lotion afterwards to leave the skin soft, supple and protected. Skin is left feeling nurtured. Repeat weekly. 

The Dermaflash kit contains the following: Charging Base, Power Supply Cord, Owner’s Manual, Quick Start Guide, Prep 25 mL/.8 fl .oz., Soothe 25 mL/.8 fl. oz., 6 Dermaflash EDGES. All in Lilac instead of the regular light blue or the new hot pink.

What is my opinion on the Dermaflash? LOVE. This is a great exfoliation option. I love how it made my skin so smooth. My facial hair was gone.  I don’t mind repeating this weekly because it literally takes of the outermost layer of skin with the facial hair, which is the equivalent of a mid-level peel. It does this without any irritation, peeling of the skin or bleeding. The Dermaflash is safe and effective, can be used by anyone. The only people I would not recommend this for is anyone with persistant pustulent acne. It you have massive breakouts, this is not a good choice for you at the moment. Wait until the breakouts have cleared up. Otherwise this can be used by anyone with even the most sensitive of skins. The Dermaflash is a great new exfoliation option that can replace irritating peels and is especially good for those who cannot tolerate peels. 

Dermaflash retails for $189.00 and can be purchased online at www.dermaflash.com, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, and www.skinstore.com. It can be purchased in brick and mortar stores too. Like Deramflash on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dermaflash/; Follow Dermaflash on Twitter: @DERMAFLASH; Follow Dermaflash on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dermaflash/; and Follow Dermaflash on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dermaflash/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Green Goo by Sierra Sage Body Products #GreenGoo #SierraSage BodyProducts

(product photos courtesy of www.greengoohelps.com)


8.3 fl.oz./250.mL $8.95
Green Goo Foaming Hand Soap in Lemongrass Zinger is TDF (To Die For). The scent is amazing. It wakes you up and makes you feel good at the same time. Lemongrass has stimulating properties with a beautifully exotic fragrance. Get an aromatic energy boost by using the soap! The clean, crisp aroma is distinct with citrus lemon notes and a touch of botanical grasses. Sunflower suds are made from natural oils which are rich in vitamins and contain natural emollients that are known to help soothe the skin. Their formula will leave skin calmer, more balanced, renewed and most importantly: clean!

Green Goo's Natural Foaming Hand Soaps envelope your hands in a cloud of rich nourishing foam that enchants your senses while washing away bacteria and dirt and restoring your hands to feeling luxuriously clean! They are very cost effective at over 325 pumps per bottle. This soap is tough on germs, gentle on your hands, and kind to your wallet! I love it. It is definitely the best hand soap I have ever used. It leaves hands in better condition than prior to use. How many soaps can you say do that?

3.75 oz./105g $5.95
This natural made soap has healing properties that other soaps do not due to the inclusion of Lavender and Comfrey. It hydrates and soothes dry irriatated skin. Lavender calms tensions and disinfectes the skin. Comfrey root is a skin cell regenerator widely known for its external healing abilities. Lavender is anti-bacterial, soothing, calming and just all around nice for being relaxing. Comfrey is the counterpart to lavender as it helps aid in healing and regenerating the skin. The scent of this soap is very soothing and relaxing. I am sure you will find it that way too.

2 fl.oz./60mL $3.25
This Green Goo Lavender Castile Soap is a soothing balancing blend for a few moments of bliss. It is a soap with versatility! The soap has a wide variety of use. It can be used as dish soap, laundry detergent, stain remover, all-purpose cleaner, shower soap, bubble bath and pet shampoo. It does not contain petroleum product, mineral oil or parabens.  I tried it as  a detergent, a shower soap, pet shampoo, and as a dish soap. I will have to admit it did well as all of those things. I think it did very well as a pet shampoo, and detergent as well as a shower gel. It is not strong enough for dishes. I liked it hough. I had seen castile soap iin the natural foods store before. But I had never purchased it. I might give it a try now. 
Green Goo Products are sold online at www.greengoohelps.com. To find retail locations near you go to: https://greengoohelps.com/apps/store-locator. Like Green Goo on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Green-Goo-593937267392162/?fref=ts. Follow Green Goo on Twitter:@greengoohelps. Follow Green Goo on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/125186064615734381/ and Follow Green Goo on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/greengoohelps/.
Until Next Time~
Marie PapachatzisI Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These were sent for consideration)












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