Sunday, August 29, 2010

Soleo Organics-All Natural Sunscreen

Switching My Water Resistant Sunscreen was a choice I wanted to make. I chose Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen as it contains No Chemical UV Absorbers, No Titanium Dioxide and No Synthetic Preservatives. Why did I decide to switch it because after viewing National Geographic’s News Report I was astonished how much of an impact sunscreens are making to our Coral Reefs.


Here is what National Geographic stated:
The Sunscreen that you dutifully slather on before a swim on the beach may be protecting your body-but a new study finds that the chemicals are also killing coral reefs worldwide. The researchers estimate that 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen washes off swimmers annually in oceans worldwide, and that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching.

The study appeared online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

What should you look for to determine if your sunscreen is reef-friendly?
Buy Sunscreens with plant based ingredients, which break down faster than petroleum-based ingredients do after they wash off. Opt for UV Barriers rather than Chemicals. That’s why I have chosen Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen because it is safe not only for the reef but also for me and my family. It has only organic and naturally sourced ingredients. Contains 30+SPF, UV-A and UV-B and is very Water Resistant. It’s patented micronized zinc technology that won’t leave your skin white. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is great for pregnant women and people with chemical sensitivities, common allergies and intolerances. I loved that it still smells like sunscreen as I like the sunscreen smell, very creamy and once applied added a beautiful shine to my skin.

Make a Healthy Choice, Suitable for the entire family-children of all ages and adults.

Nature’s Trusted Sunscreen-http://soleousa.com/# -
Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen

Candy Girl Makeup Update

I just posted a video review from Candy Girl Makeup. 

I am working on tutorials using Candy Girl Makeup Eyeshadows and will have those up soon, along with pictures.  Let me know what colors you would like a tutorial on? 

Love, Shelly

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sea World In San Antonio

We had so much fun in Sea World , if you haven't checked out my channel here is the video I have posted:
video
Thanks to Everyone who wished us a good time.Love, Shelly & Family

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review: Best Bath Store Products

The Best Bath Store

I’ve been testing these out and here’s what I think:


The Bath Bombs are great! You can smell the wonderful aromas in them. There a very good size & I loved the packaging. It had this plastic container which protects it from breaking and this plastic film around it which protects the scent.


I had the Dead Sea one which smells like the sea but with an Ivory Scent. It contains salt, mud & essential minerals from the sea that leaves your skin radiant. This bath bomb is great to exfoliate your skin.


The Next Bath Bomb I had was the “Sweetheart” and smells like roses to me. It had this very cute heart in the middle which Gracie loved. Gracie and I did a Mommy and Me Bath Together with this and we truly enjoyed it. It contains Neroli, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. This bath bomb is great if you had a long stressed day, as it lifted my spirits.



Now everyone knows I love Citrus Scents. I tried the “Summer Citrus Body Scrub”. Let me tell you it smells amazing. I love the fine granule particles it has as it gave me a great exfoliating experience. I also like that it’s in a squeeze bottle that allowed me to use the amount I only needed. Most of all the scent stood in my skin.

The last product I tried was the “Summer Citrus Body Bar”. This was a great soap to start off my day in the shower, as it energized me with a sweet splash of citrus scent. This is also great to give as gifts as it came in a nice gift bag.

For amazing Bath & Body Products Visit: http://www.bestbathstore.com/


Face Naturals-Organic & Chemical Free Skin Care



Did you know that most of what you put on your body gets inside your body & bloodstream? That’s why it’s important to use products and know exactly what’s inside them. I love Face Naturals it’s a company that makes Organic & Chemical Free Skin Care. They sell everything from Organic Cleansers, Toners, Masks, Moisturizers, Hair Care and even Deodorant.


I’ve been getting compliments on my skin and how improved and healthy it looks. My Secret is the Purify Mask for Oily & Blemish Prone Skin. I use this mask once a week for Deep Cleansing. It has a dark green color & contains French Green & Montmorillonite Clay & Green Tea. All these ingredients combined will clean your skin by drawing out all the bacteria that cause you clogged pores and infected blemishes. It will also make your pores smaller & less noticeable. I felt my whole face tighten & I felt a tingling sensation which meant the mask was doing its job. After I removed with warm water my skin was super smooth like a porcelain texture. I’ve also noticed a huge improvement in my acne. This mask is simply one of my ultimate favorites now. It’s definitely a must have in my beauty skin care regimen.


I also tried this Balance Mask for Normal Skin. It has a pink color and contains Moroccan Rhassoul &French Pink Clay which will reduce dryness, improve skin’s clarity& firmness as well as absorb excess oil without over drying the skin. For normal skin this is great as a deep cleansing mask, now for oily skin like me it’s great on days when your skin is more sensitive & you just want a light cleaning.

Clay Mask like the Purify & Balance will make your skin softer, smoother and have that perfect even skin tone that where all looking for. I highly recommend these masks as they are like nothing I’ve tried before. They are amazing!

They also sent me this Organic Lavender-Honey Healing Cream for Eczema. I apply t to Gracie’s skin for relief when she is itchy. She loves the smell and I love that it quickly absorbs into her skin stopping the irritation. This cream works & fast. It also works great on psoriasis, redness, sunburned or chapped skin.

Face Naturals was also kind enough to send me this 15% off code for my subscribers for your first purchase. Code: my15

Please Visit www.facenaturals.com  –Organic & Chemical Free Skin Care

Friday, August 20, 2010

Gracie's Fun Summer!

Gracie's been having a blast this summer from RollerSkating to Playdates and sleep over's.  She say's she love's summer time.  Can't you tell?

(One of her many RollerSkating Days)

(Her Sleep-Over With Cousin Emily)

(Her Playdate with Natasha)

(Taking A Walk With Her Mommy)

(She got her big girl bike this Summer)

(Her Cousins Gianni & Leilani)

(Her Best Friend Natasha & Cousin Emily)

(Last Two Pictures are of the Ending of her Preschool Days)

Day At The Kohl's Childrens Museum in Glenview, Illinois

I was so excited when my brother Pedro yesterday came to pick me up with my nephew Baby Pedro. I haven't seen him in a couple of months as my brother works and his mom goes to work and school. He is growing up so fast and getting chunky. We went to the Kohl's Childrens Museum in Glenview, Illinois. We had so much fun there, as it was are first time there. Gracie of course fell in love with the place. We will definately have to go back there soon. She tried everything and roled played alot. It was fun to just spend the day with her and see her excitement.


(Grace and Pedro in the Shopping Center)

(Pretending she is riding a boat threw the swamp-looking for turtles and ducks,lol.)

(She was in a doll house pretending she was a Mommy. She fed the doll, changed her diaper, read to the baby and rock the baby to sleep in a rocking chair. Aww she's so caring.)

(Grace and Pedro working hard at the Car Wash., they even did detailed work.lol)


PS. Took pictures with my phone camera.,let me know what you think of the quality?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bdellium Tools Anti-Bacterial Make-Up Brushes

Bdellium Tools Professional Anti-Bacterial Makeup Brushes are a must have for any makeup addict. At first I wasn’t sure why where they Anti-Bacterial, well I found out that they use special materials that guard against harmful bacteria. The materials are Non-Toxic and safe to the Environment. The handle is great and the color of the handle will not fade as it is lacquered with 7 Layers of Coating. These brushes are soft and makeup application was nice and easy for me. The most important thing was that they are very affordable. They are made with all natural and synthetic fibers that allow you to use the brush according to the purpose it was designed for. My Favorite brushes where the 948-Foundation Brush  and the 957-Precision Cheek Brush:


(948-Foundation Brush)

948-Foundation Brush has all synthetic fibers. This 3 toned oval shaped brush allowed me to apply my foundation evenly without wasting any foundation product which resulted in a perfect finish. It’s perfect to use with any liquid or cream foundation.
(957-Precision Cheek Brush)


957-Precision Cheek has a 2 toned synthetic brush allowed me to pick up the blush product with ease and gave me this beautiful application on my cheeks. Great to use with powder blush, cream-to powder and mineral powder.



These where other brushes I had the privilege to try:
(936-Concealer Brush)
936-Concealer Brush -3-toned mildly curved at the tip which I loved as it allows you to have better blending around the eyes, great on Blemishes too.
(992-Bronzer Brush)
992-Bronzer was super soft love that it was round which blended my bronzer perfectly with no streaky orange lines.
(980-Natural Powder Brush)
980-Natural Powder was extremely super soft. It distributed my pressed powder evenly for a perfect finished look.
(778-Large Shadow Brush)
778-Large Shadow Brush was a perfect size for my eyes as an all over application from Lid to Brow Bone.
(769-Angled Contour Eye Shadow Brush)
769-Angled Contour Eye Shadow Brush was my third favorite brush. I loved the angle of this brush as it blended my Eye shadow well on my inner and outer corners of the eye.

Overall I highly recommend these brushes. Having the right tools really does make a difference and these where such a perfect match for me.

For more information on Anti-Bacterial Make-Up Brushes, Please Visit: http://www.bdelliumtools.com/

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nature's Basin-Manuka Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin


I love Natural and Organic products especially since I am big on skin care keeping it healthy matters to me. I found a store online called Nature’s Basin that sells all different kinds of Organic Beauty Products-(  http://www.naturesbasin.com/ )from all over the world. Nature’s Basin is a company that is owned by a group of mothers who had a hard time searching for organic products for their own families and came up with Nature’s Basin. They’ve got Natural Makeup- http://www.naturesbasin.com/natural-mineral-organic-makeup-cosmetics-s/59.htm, Natural Skincare Products- http://www.naturesbasin.com/natural-organic-facial-skin-care-s/56.htm, Bath and Body Care, Natural Hair Care- http://www.naturesbasin.com/natural-organic-hair-care-s/55.htm and Aromatherapy Products.


They’ve sent me this Manuka Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin:


Made by Natural Being Skincare (Company in New Zealand). It has Manuka Honey that revitalizes and moisturizes, while Manuka Oil fights the micro-organisms that cause irritation and blemishes. The Manuka Cleanser left my pores refined and my skin perfectly smooth. Smells like Pure Honey and cleaned my face without irritating it.

Check out Nature’s Basin at http://www.naturesbasin.com/

Monday, August 9, 2010

Newest Addition to Our Family!

Hi Everyone, How was your weekend?  Mine was great., I spent the weekend with Eric and Gracie.  We just did some Shopping,yeah that means I have a couple videos to do,hehehe.  Stay tune for those will upload them within this week.  We also ran some errands and added some pets to our family.
 Meet Our Ball Python-Striker:



We have also had our Fish Tank for a while but we where always busy doing other things that we forgot always to add fish,lol.  We finally added some fish that way when people come over they can stop telling us where's the fish,hehehe.  Our other members of the family are:

4 Diffent Color Cichlids: One Yellow, One Yellow with Grey Stripes,
 One Blue With Black Stripes & the other is Blue with Yellow Tail and Fins.


I was only able to capture one of the yellow one's as the other's are hiding from me.  They are babies and will grow pretty big.  Will show you more pictures of them as they grow a little bigger.  Gracie love's animals and she is very excited about all of them.  She feeds the fish and we just feed Striker his first Rat, yes he finally ate one.  We where a little worried about him not eating, but he just gobbled up the rat like it was a snack.  We changed his terranium to diffent bedding as it seemed he didn't like the mulch very much.  He was always hiding under a rock and we never saw him.  This bedding makes it visible to see and he doesn't hide anymore.  Yeah! We our loving them all  but most of all Gracie.

Laura Geller Baked Makeup Collection

Hi Everyone, I have been so excited to talk about Laura Geller Makeup. I saw the products on QVC and said Wow, those colors look amazing. Of course I was curious to try them and did just that. Let me tell you they are phenomenal. They are made in Italy and each palette begins as a smooth liquid infused with vibrant colors, swirled together and baked for 24 hours in Terracotta pans, which gives you this rich texture and vibrancy.


A must have for any skin preparation is the kit that has it all: The Baked Basics.


The kit contains a foundation, bronzer, blush and mini kabuki brush. The foundation blended well into my skin for flawless full coverage and gave me such a beautiful glow. To top it off the Bronzer gave me that Sun kissed look without any trace of yucky orange line. The Blush finished off the look with beautiful hints of pink, berry, cream and gold that blended well and gave me that natural look am always looking for. Now this kit couldn’t be more perfect because it also came with a Mini Kabuki Brush which was easy to fit into the pans and blend well into my skin.

Below I have included these pictures of the products:
Foundation                                               Bronzer


Blush                                                Mini Kabuki Brush



Now the Sugar Free Marble Matte Baked Eyeshadow Duo was a great combination for my eye color.

In Strawberry Shortcake and Coffee Bean

Not only did it enhance my eye color it was nicely paired with a complimentary color. It’s suitable for all skin types and tones and allows for long lasting wear. You can wear them alone, as duos or layered on top of any other Laura Geller Shadows. There pigment-rich eye shadows that glided on my eyes making them appear bigger. I got tons of compliments that day.

To achieve the Smoky Eye shown in my video follow these steps: As a base stroke the lighter shade from lid all the way to brow bone. Stroke the darker shade over your eyelid, from lashes to crease. Brush a little of the lighter shade under the arch of your brow to highlight. Sweep the darker shade on your lower lash line. Enjoy endless luminosity!

I am in love with:

Baked Body Frosting All Over Body Glow in Sugar Glow with Puff. Housed in an oversize compact this body bronzer deposits a golden glow creating a natural radiance, this made my skin appear healthier. It comes with a Powder Puff which makes it easy to apply anywhere I go.

For additional information on this collection, visit www.laurageller.com .

Comments are Welcome Below. Have a Blessed Day!