Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Onesta Hair Care Line Review





I was super excited to try out some of the products from Onesta's hair care line. All of their products are natural, plant-based formulas that are free of: parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, DEA, TEA, colors, dyes, animal ingredients, and animal testing. The quality of Onesta's products is amazing and I've fallen in love with all of the products that I have tried. Here's a little more information and thoughts I have on some of their products:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

GoJane Shirred Sleeve Blazer Review



Recently I received a great shirred sleeve blazer from GoJane. This blazer looks great over so many different shirts, blouses and tank tops! It's so simple and chic that I'll chance to try out a lot of different accessories with it. This top goes for $26.50 on the GoJane website - so it's a pretty awesome deal considering how well-made and great it looks! 



GoJane has an extensive collection of really great, unique and funky pieces. They add over 100 new styles every week to keep you up to date on the latest fashion trends and styles.



Here are some of my other favorites on the GoJane website:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dragonfly Soaps Review & Giveaway (2 Winners) 6/13

I was so excited to get the chance to review Dragonfly Soaps. The superfatted shea butter bar soaps, rich in nourishing ingredients like olive oil, cocoa butter, jojoba, wheat germ, almond, castor, avocado, mango butter and macadamia nut which will leave your skin feeling soooo smooth and soft! All their soaps are homemade and there are so many different scents that you can find the perfect one(s) for you. 

I got to pick out two soaps: I chose their 60's Vanilla Soap and their Mango Rose Soap. Both left my skin moisturized and smelling amazing! They were 4 oz bars and you can get them for around $5 on the Dragonfly Soaps website. So, they are definitely a pretty good price considering how high-quality they are. 

Cream Perfume Company Review and Giveaway 6/20

I was so excited to try out some of the Cream Perfume Company's products. I think it's such a great idea! Especially for people like me who completely miss when using spray perfume :) (oopsies.) You can apply some on to your fingers and put their wonderful scents where you want them. Another thing I like is that they're the perfect size to fit in any purse or handbag - which means you'll be able to smell awesome wherever you go. 


Not only do the Cream Perfume Company's products smell amazing, but they're not harmful to you or the environment. Most perfumes contain harmful ingredients like ethanol, petroleum carriers and other undesirable fillers. Cream Perfume Company's products contain no sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic dyes, triclosan, GMO, PPG, MEA, DEA, TEA or formaldehyde donors. And their products are cruelty free!

Friday, May 27, 2011

OPI Press Release



Summer Pinks in Bloom!


Nice Stems! by OPI Revamps Nails with
Vibrant Pink Hues for Summer 2011


Stop and see the flowers with summer’s Nice Stems! by OPI, a limited edition collection featuring four new nail lacquers in stunning shades of pink. With whimsical names based on their floral inspirations, these vibrant, flirty colors range from pale, frosty pink to rich fuchsia. Nice Stems! offers fingers and toes a perfectly pink shade for all of summer’s looks.


“These vibrant, feminine hues complement 60’s ladylike fashions, 70’s glam looks, and bold color-blocking, which are the season’s staples,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.


“The Nice Stems! collection also offers an interesting contrast and feminine accent to the punk and biker looks on the runways.”


Nice Stems! by OPI shades include:



Play the Peonies
We’d put our money on this lovely soft-pink.

Come to Poppy
Surrender to shine with this shimmering coral-pink.

Be a Dahlia Won’t You?
Give the gift of fabulous fuchsia—to yourself!

I Lily Love You
Fall head over heels with this light pink sparkle.


2-2-2-2 Nice Stems!


“Using different micas and glitters can give lacquer a 3-dimensional look,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “I Lily Love You is a glitter coat that can be layered over any of the other three shades to add a bright sparkle; or, it can be worn on its own for a subtle tint of pink with strands of glitter.”


The Nice Stems! Nail Lacquers by OPI contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition Nice Stems! collection will be available beginning June 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.


For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.comFollow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Charm Factory Review and Giveaway 6/13

 

I'm one of those girls that believes that accessories make the outfit. Whether it's a purse, a nice pair of shoes, or a great piece of jewelry. So, of course I was excited when Charm Factory sent me their adorable October Tourmaline Bracelet. This bracelet is so cute and looks wonderful with so many of my outfits. 
The Charm Factory has
an extensive and beautiful collection of charm bracelets, so you can find the perfect one. You can even make your own custom bracelets. The charms are made of European style beads, silver plated brass, lead free pewter, and glass. But what I love the most is that these bracelets are so affordable! Prices start at $14.99 for any of Charm Factory’s European Style Bracelets.


Giveaway 

Would you like to win a FREE charm factory bracelet?! One lucky Opal Stevens' reader will win a Beaded Bracelet from the Charm Factory. This giveaway ends on Monday, June 13th! 

How to Enter 


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The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way sways the opinion of the reviewer and the quality of this review. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of this review.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nicole Lee U.S.A. Review


Nicole Lee, an LA based handbag company, had its first launch in 2004. Since then, the company has quickly emerged into the mainstream gaining never-ending recognition from magazine editors to Handbag 101 Pros. With unique designs and funky details, Nicole Lee has created a collection that is continuously pushing the envelope when it comes to hot fashion trends. "We believe fashion should be fun and refreshing."

Nicole Lee defines Fashion as: “An ever changing entity that is consistently incorporating cultural and social traits in its designs.” Created with Top quality fabric and detailed craftsmanship, Nicole Lee handbags are not shy on the shelves. With aggressive fashion-forward designs, Nicole lee aspires to take the world of handbags to a whole new level.

I was very excited when Nicole Lee U.S.A. offered me a chance to
review one of their bags.

Tuesday Beauty Blog Hop - 5/24

I just ask that you follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow Opal Stevens and my other blog Beauty Bloggers Connect (I will follow you back! Just please leave a comment below letting me know that you are following me!)
  2. Try to follow as many people on the list as possible :)
  3. Feel free to let the followers of your blog know about this blog hop!
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Bodycology Review

Seriously, who doesn't love to smell good? I feel so confident when I know for a fact that I look sharp and smell amazing. That's why I was so excited when Bodycology gave me the opportunity to do a review on three of their products. I was sent the Deep Cleansing Body Wash with Grapefruit & Apricot Extract, White Gardenia Body Cream, and their Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Mist. I have fallen in love with all three!

Bodycology is a wonderful company with a mission to give women great-smelling products made from the finest ingredients at great prices. Here's a little more information about their company:

Founded in 2003, Dallas-based Advanced Beauty Systems, Inc. is one of the fastest-growing health and beauty companies in the U.S. The company’s innovative, spa-quality product lines appeal to women desiring beauty on a budget or an at-home escape. Advanced Beauty Systems’ fragrance-based and aromatherapy products include bodycology® -- America’s fastest-growing beauty brand -- Dr. Teal’s®, Slice of Life™, and Cantu® hair products. Advanced Beauty Systems’ products are available at retail, drug, grocery and specialty stores nationwide. Advanced Beauty Systems, Inc. does not test the finished products on animals. 

This body wash has a nice, light citrus scent to it and it made my skin feel really soft and smooth. You can even use it as a shaving lotion! I tried this and it left my legs really soft - it didn't leave me with razor burn afterward. This body wash uses grapefruit and apricot extract to leave your skin sparkling clean and full of energy. Formulated with aquation™ Hydration Technology, it uses glycerin to keep your skin hydrated and silky smooth, jojoba extract to improve the texture of your skin, and petrolatum to act as a barrier to the harsh elements you come in contact with everyday. 

This body cream uses moisturizing aloe vera, shea butter and nourishing vitamins E & C to leave your skin feeling so silky smooth. I've never smelled white gardenias before, but let me tell you, they smell amazing. All you do is smooth over skin, giving special care to dry or rough areas such as hands, elbows, knees and heels – for softening that feels like blissful indulgence.

The brown sugar vanilla scent of this body mist smells soooo delicious. It's not too powerful either, which is always nice. I will definitely be wearing this scent a lot in the upcoming months! Another plus is that the aloe vera infused in this body mist will keep your skin hydrated.

So overall, I'd give these products an A+. The price and quality of these products has blown me away. Definitely check out Bodycology's website or look for their products at your local retail, drug, grocery and/or specialty store!


The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way sways the opinion of the reviewer and the quality of this review. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of this review.

Win a Free Pair of LaVaque Tweezers!

Free Tweezer Monday! Like "LaVaque Tweezers" on Facebook and you could win a pair for free!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Is it taking you too long to get ready?


Life can get hectic sometimes, but that doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice looking your best. Whether your a mom, a professional or just tired of spending hours just to look "presentable." Click on the link below from totalbeauty.com to get 9 tips that'll make your life easier.


9 Beauty Tips That'll Make Life Easier



"The kids are scurrying around naked as oatmeal drips onto the floor for Fido to lap up. You? You're hopping on one foot trying to get your other heel on as you frantically swipe on lipstick before making a mad dash for the door. Sound familiar? (We hope not.)

But, while this may not be your precise morning scenario, the stress of the average woman's day can certainly wear you down to the point where your beauty regimen winds up dead last on your jam-packed To-Do list."


 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

20% of at Genetic Denim

Genetic Denim has been kind enough to give my readers 20% off all purchases on www.geneticdenim.com! You can find these jeans being worn by celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton,Cindy Crawford, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Garner. They were also featured in many top magazines including In Style Magazine, People Magazine, Elle Magazine and Cosmopolitan. These jeans are a little pricey, but you get 20% off with my coupon code!

GENETIC DENIM CODE: OPALGD20


 




I received no monetary compensation for this post. 

Tuesday Beauty Blog Hop - 5/17


I just ask that you follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow Opal Stevens and my other blog Beauty Bloggers Connect (I will follow you back! Just please leave a comment below letting me know that you are following me!)
  2. Try to follow as many people on the list as possible :)
  3. Feel free to let the followers of your blog know about this blog hop!
  4. Please only link up the network that is being hopped that specific day
  5. No spam please. It will be removed.
  6. If someone follows you please feel free to follow them back!
There will be a new list every Tuesday, so check back! :D


 
 
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