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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Zakia's Morocco Beauty Review and Giveaway

A couple of days ago, I received an awesome product from Zakia´s Morocco The Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask


 The Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask is a natural and organic clay mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and contains 100% pure Ghassoul. This product is an exceptional exfoliating and detoxifying mask that will leave your skin smooth.



Fist I have to say that I was really excited to review this brand because, a couple of weeks ago a friend was telling me about this awesome brand of natural products named Zakia's Morocco, so I was excited to the get the chance to try it.

The mask is perfect if you want your face to feel smooth and flawless. You must apply it and let it dry before taking it off. I totally recommend using it once a week for a perfect look. I try it on my face, body and hair, and I love that is 100% natural.

I love how my skin felt and looked after removing the mask, it felt tighter and clean and it look a little smoother. Also mix a small amount of powder in your favorite shampoo, wash and rinse. Super cleansing!

The Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask comes in a powder form, which means you have to mix it with water to get the right consistency. It was easy to mix and to apply.


Head over to http://www.zakiasmorocco.com/ and Use the code ZMBLOG-79 to get 20% off your order within the next 30 days! Zakira's Morocco is also Giving away 10 Gift Certificate of $50 each. This review was Powered by BrandBacker



About Zakira's Morocco


Zakia's Morocco is dedicated to beauty and  wellness of our friends and loyal customers.  Our beauty line is based upon ancient beauty treatments handed down over the centuries from Moroccan women to their daughters.

My native country of Morocco is well known for the art of the Hammam and Oriental beauty treatments. We are a privately owned and managed, family run business with operations in Morocco, France and the United States. We are majority owned by women.  We created this business after many discussions with friends, colleagues, family and others all of whom have one thing in common.  We are all looking for products of superior quality, that are safe to use, safe for the environment and even  provide social benefits.  Zakia's Morocco with our focus on Argan Oil production is able to do all this and more. 

Moroccan Argan Oil is being called nature's anti-aging skin product.  Indeed, it is so versatile it can be used for skin, hair, nails and even a delicious culinary delight.  Interestingly, Argan Oil is produced almost solely by women's cooperatives in Morocco and when purchasing this product you are directly assisting with the empowerment of local women groups.  The region is also protected under UNESCO as the Argan forest is slowly shrinking with the encroachment of the desert and other environmental stresses.   The trees are considered endangered and thus efforts are being taken to stave off the destruction of these ancient tree.  Visit our Argan Oil Properties page where we reference Wikipedia's extensive description of the history of this fascinating and ancient tree.  

Argan oil is expensive as most of the production process consists of women manually grinding the nuts into an oily paste and then extracting the oil.  This is a slow and time consuming process that the Berber women do by hand and in small groups. The selling of the product is coordinated by the cooperatives and sold through local markets.  

We are extremely proud of our employees who work tirelessly to ensure that our customers receive the very best advice and service. This is our mantra. We know that there are many other on-line and retail stores from which to buy products. However, we firmly believe that no one provides better or more helpful service. We are confident that you will think so too.

By supporting Zakia's Morocco, you are helping empower women, protecting the Argan forest, while preserving your wellness.
We hope you enjoy Zakia's Morocco.
Zakia























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Friday, March 6, 2015

Pura D'or Review

Today we are featuring Pura D'or, this amazing brand is a best seller on Amazon!! Last week I received three amazing products from Pura D'or : The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo, the Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner, Lavender Vanilla and the Pure and Organic Argan Oil.

 

Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo: is free from harsh chemicals,free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, DEA, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances and harsh preservatives. This gentle formula is fortified with an organic blend of argan oil, B vitamin complex, biotin, nettles extract, saw palmetto, He Shou Wu (Fo-ti) and other clinically proven natural ingredients to aid against hair loss.

I absolutely love this shampoo, it leaves my hair feeling clean and smooth, I also like how great it smells. The shampoo has a gel texture. The best part is that is Safe for daily use and for all hair types both men and women. It is a little expensive but worth it!

 

The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner, Lavender Vanilla:  is made from 99% vegetable base ingredients. This conditioner is free from sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), DEA, parabens, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances and harsh preservatives. Coconut and vegetable proteins help hydrate, heal and repair damaged hair from root to end without adding weight or buildup.

I absolutely love the smell of the lavender vanilla. This conditioner left my hair smooth, shiny and smelling great after each wash. My hair look and feel thicker, I am always excited to try products to help improve my hair and I was very impressed with my results.



The Pure and Organic Argan Oil: is produced using the highest standards in the industry. This Argan oil is imported from South Western Morocco. Cold Pressed, unrefined with no chemicals added. Safe for all skin, hair and nail types.

I enjoyed using The Pure and Organic Argan Oil on the ends of my hair. The ends of my hair no longer appear dry. My hair feels moisturized, strong and it looks shiny, I totally recommend




We invite you all to see more of this awesome brand HERE




Behind Pura D'or   
                        
For more than four years, Pura d'or has been growing a culture planted on a natural set of values and beliefs. But when all is said and done it comes down to one unified mission—to create organic personal care solutions that naturally work.

All our ingredients are grown on trees, not in test tubes. Our products are artisanal handcrafted by a hybrid team of artists and scientists, not by machines. Some say that this is a step backward, but we believe that this is a step in the direction of how things should be

Pura d'or creates better beauty products from ingredients that are not only naturally beneficial, but are also sustainably grown and raised with respect for the animals that eat them and the people who produce them.
 
All of our products are made with only all natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals. We are animal cruelty free, USDA bio based certified and Dr. Trusted.

We are #1 on Amazon for Shampoos and conditioners.

 















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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Binas Blooms

I was first introduced to Bina's Bloom a couple of months ago when my sister was pregnant. She bought from Bina's Blooms the cutest tiny Captain America shoes for my nephew, so I started to follow them on my personal Instagram. A couple of weeks ago Sabrina, the founder and designer of Bina's Bloom sent me a beautiful pair of booties to feature them on the blog.
 
 
Bina's Blooms was founded by Sabrina in 2010. Sabrina a mother of a 2 year old boy, who was inspired by her niece and the love for cool prints to create beautiful shoes for babies and kids.
 Each shoe is handmade to order, Sabrina carefully hand cut and sewn each shoe.
 
 
These super cute shoes stay on easily, because they have a secure elastic around the ankle to keep those booties in place. Bina's Blooms shoes are super comfortable and the amazing prints make them unique. The sole provides a grip, perfect when they are learning to walk. All sizes 6 months and up come standard with a rubberized waterproof sole.



We invite you all to see more of this awesome  Shop and join their Instagram and Facebook


 
 
 
 





Behind Bina's Bloom
 
 
1.Tell us a little bit about Bina's Blooms . e.g. Materials you like to work with, trends, etc.
 
  I love to work with 100% cottons and some wools ! I love a good woven fabric and I try to find unique kid friendly prints!

2. Who is behind Bina's Blooms ? e.g. tell us a bit about the owner and the reason why  

Bina's Blooms  stared.
 
 My name is Sabrina I'm 26 years old married and have a 2 year old little boy!
When my first niece was born she was the light of my world she is now 5 years old. She grew up calling me auntie Bina and I started off making unique headbands for her! People starting asking for them and Bina's Blooms was born in 2010 ! When I had my son I wanted to branch into more products for boys too and that's where I fell in love with making shoes!

3. Tell us a little bit about this collection
 
 A lot of my shoes are based around special things my family members like! My best seller the Marvel print came about  because my sons middle name is Thor!
 
4.What is one of your biggest goals for this year?
 
My biggest goal this year is to grow my business as much as possible that it give me more opportunities to give to others!
 



















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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Brody's 579

A couple of days ago, we received a Gluten-Free chocolate muffin mix and a Gluten-Free banana chip muffin mix from Brodys579 . First I have to say that their products are delicious. I baked all the time for my kids and I was really happy to try these gluten-free muffin mix. The banana chip muffins are my favorite.



Brodys579 was founded by Kathy Schwartz, a Registered Dietitian, when she found out that Brody her nephew, was diagnosed with Celiac disease at 18 months. Brodys579 was named after her nephew. This amazing brand was born so that no one would ever feel left out.

   
 
Brodys579 mixes are super easy to make, each mix only requires adding one or two ingredients such as applesauce or bananas. Each mix is Certified Gluten Free and many mixes are nut, dairy and soy-free as well. If you are looking for a healthier option for your children or for you, I totally recommend these amazing products to everybody.






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Behind Brodys579




1. Tell us a little bit about Brodys579

Brody is my nephew who was diagnosed with Celiac disease at 18 months.  He had lost weight and was throwing up when he would eat. With Celiac, Brody always has to have separate food when we get together.  My family was coming for Christmas and I wanted to have something we could all eat together.  I started to experiment on my own kids with different recipes.  When I found one that they couldn't tell was gluten free, I knew we had something good.
Brodys 579 is Brody's name and "579" is the ICD-9 diagnostic code for Celiac Disease. 
My sister in law said you can't buy muffins this good and encouraged us to sell at  Farmer's Markets.  Brodys 579 did sell at Farmer's Markets in 2012. I tried to ship the muffins to friends in other states but they just didn't hold up.  The dry mixes were developed so that people around the country can enjoy the muffins. We started baking for a local grocery chain and now we bake and make mixes for over 15 stores!
 

2Who is behind Brodys579 ? e.g. tell us a bit about the owner and the reason why Brodys579 stared
 
I, Kathy Schwartz, a Registered Dietitian, started Brody's 579 so that no one would be left out of a meal.  
Meals are to be eaten together, everyone can eat these muffins and no one is left out.  Even if you don't eat gluten free you will like these because they don't taste gluten free.
 
 

3. Tell us a little bit about the products
 
 We have 7 different muffin mixes, blueberry, cranberry, apple cinnamon, pumpkin, chocolate, banana and banana chip, a chocolate chip cookie mix, a flax flat bread mix and almond baguette mix. 
I'm always working on more products too.
 

4.What is one of your biggest goals for this year?
 
 One of my big goals for the year is to have my products available in Whole Foods.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Re-Play

 I recently came across a super cool tableware brand for kids and immediately thought, "how perfect for my kids!!"  I love fun tableware for my little kids and Re-Play makes just that! Re-Play is a family owned, family -focus company, that manufactures and assembles in the USA.

 
 
 
Their products are made entirely from recycle milk jugs! They’re also BPA-free, Phthalate-free, PVC-free and FDA-approved. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. Even their packaging is made from recycled paperboard! 
 
 
 
 Their color concentrate is safe for food contact; all the ingredients in the colors are FDA approved! I can't say enough about Re-Play products
 

The spoons and forks are a wonderful size for little hands and the divide plates are a hit in our home. I love making my kid's plate look interesting with a variety of colors and foods. Re-Play products are not only cute but they are durable and affordable. I am officially a big fan of re-play tableware. The quality is amazing and I love the way they feel.




Next week we will be giving away this awesome set!!!




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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Love Luck & Wonder

We are really excited to feature one of our favorite Australian kid's shoes brand, Love Luck & Wonder was launched in 2011 and since then it has had a very positive response from celebrities, mamas, and retailers across Australia and NZ. Ellen Barr is the founder and designer of Love Luck & Wonder, Ellen a mother of a little girl, who was inspired by her daughter and the love for animal prints to create beautiful shoes for babies and kids.



Love Luck & Wonder super chic and simply stylish design are made with the best quality of suede, animal print and leather. These beautiful shoes stay on easily with the same firm fit and a little hidden elastic to keep them on their little feet's. Fully lined with leather and with removable inner soles, keeping your little one's feet cozy. The heart on the sole provides a grip, perfect when they are learning to walk.


Animal prints are their signature look, these little beauties are the perfect gift for the little one's. the durable nature of animal skin allows the shoes to be worn every day and easily cared for. The shoes are extremely comfortable and we received  so many complements all the time.




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Behind LoveLuck&Wonder Australia

Inspired by the timelessness of the animal print, LoveLuck&Wonder is the go to brand for imaginative kids shoes.
Inspired by the cute canvas of little feet & the fun of mini me styling. Little feet that would be swooned at while asleep in the pram, learning to sit, rolling in the park, early steps, crawling, ‘cruising’ and finally walking!
Launched in 2011 the collections have enjoyed rave reviews from baby mamas, celebrities and retailers across Australia.
Beautifully packaged with detail and style, LL&W is designed with the discerning gift-giver & trend setting mini me stylist in mind.

LoveLuck&Wonder is the go to brand for on trend mini-me styling.  We want our little people to look just like us in swoon-able styles we would covert for ourselves. The collection has been designed with the discerning gift-giver or parent in mind. The use of timeless animal prints is our signature look, the durable nature of animal skin allows the shoes to be worn every day and easily cared for,  the sturdy nature of the hide gives longevity to the shoe.  Both styles of the early walker collection are unisex and consideration has been made for ankle support and flexible rubber soles & the pre walker style remains the ultimate gift at baby showers and for new arrivals.
Sold throughout Australia and NZ at leading boutique retailers, LoveLuck&Wonder will continue to expand the collections and partnerships internationally in 2014

LoveLuck&Wonder

where imaginations run wild

















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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Imagination Lane NYC

I'm always on the look out for ways to start teaching my kids how to write and spell their names . I was really happy when I received these Personalized Disposable Placemats from Imagination Lane NYC for Valentino and Mia to review.
 
 
 
 
Valentino loved his and was so excited that it had his name on it, he’s into his name right now and I think seeing it all the time helps him learn how to spell and write it better, and if you’ve ever wondered, like me, if these personalized placemats could really keep my kids at the table? I am here to tell you they do!! Anything that can make dinner time fun so that the kids eat their meal, is a hit for me.

 

 
 

These super cute Personalized Disposable Placemats Come as a pad of 53 disposal paper sheets, making dinner time easy and fun! Kids have their own style and Imagination Lane has a variety of these amazing placements for them to choose from. Jazz up your table with children's placemats, created especially for you.

 

Children’s placemats make great customized gifts for kids as well as making cleanup super easy. We LOVE these Personalized Disposable Placemats and I know you will love them too.




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Friday, January 16, 2015

InstaNatural

A couple of weeks ago, I received  two great products from InstaNatural The Argan Oil Hair Mask and 100 % Pure Rosehip Oil.

 
The InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask is an intensive hair conditioner for dry damaged hair. You can use it as an intensive deep conditioning mask, or as a light weight conditioner. Its restorative organic ingredients – such as Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, and Shea Butter to keep your hair shiny, and soft. The InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask is also infused with vitamin B5, Avocado Oil and Jojoba Oil to make your hair look shiny, strong, and healthy!

I am always excited to try products to help improve my hair. I love The Argan Oil Hair Mask is very creamy and smells really good. After I wash my hair, I apply the mask from the roots to dry ends and left it in for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how much time I have. The mask is really easy to use and to rinse out. What I love the most is that I don't have to devote over 30 minutes to an hour for it to really work. My hair feels moisturized, strong and it looks shiny, I totally recommend.





100 % Pure Rosehip Oil. is an efficient moisturizer that works as an all-round beauty enhancer. Corrects sun damage, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, dark patches, uneven skin tone, dry spots & age spots.100% Pure USDA Certified Organic Rosehip Seed Oil. No chemicals, No added fragrance and No additive. 


I enjoyed using 100 % Pure Rosehip Oil on the ends of my hair. The ends of my hair no longer appear dry. Take 2-3 drops of 100 % Pure Rosehip Oil on your fingertips, rub the fingers together and gently massage the oil on clean and dry face, neck, hair, scalp and related areas. I didn't like the smell. This product is USDA Organic certified

Cold-pressed Rosehip Seed Oil is naturally rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 6, 3 and 9) and Vitamin A and C to enhance the face, hair, skin and nails. It is a chemical and preservative free formula extracted from Rosa Mosqueta that provides natural and safe protection.

  • Excellent dryness and skin damage reducer
  • Moisturizes skin deeply to make it healthier
  • Good for face, body, skin and nails
  • Helps diminish the appearance of marks, even old ones
  • Can be used for surgical and burn scars, as well as on stretch marks
  • Provides shinier and softer hair
  • Gives protection to nails
  • Prevent peeling and cracking of nails






We invite you all to see more of this awesome brand HERE
















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Friday, January 9, 2015

Hipsterbearwear

After some well deserved vacations, we are back!!!!! Today we are featuring a super cool kidswear brand that caught my eye with their awesome rompers, with cool graphics. Gabby is the designer and creator of Hipsterbearwear. This awesome Texas base shop was founded almost a year ago.

Every single romper and dress is handmade by Gabby from start to finish! Hipsterbearwear rompers are up cycled from t-shirts with super cool graphics. She does customer orders, too. If there is a design that you might have in mind and Hipsterbearwear doesn't have it, you can shoot her a message and she will try to make it for you or if you have an old t-shirt that you would like to turn into a romper she can do that too. Other customizations include hoods, sleeves and drawstring to name a few.

I must confess that I loveee rompers for my little ones, I think they are super cool and practical, so I was really excited when I received Hipsterbearwear romper for Mia, I love the Dreamcatcher design and the romper fits super cool with a drop crotch "Harem" fit with skinny legs which I love.








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Behind Hipsterbearwear



1. Tell us a little bit about Hipsterbearwear . e.g. Materials you like to work with, trends, etc.


Hipsterbearwear rompers are handmade in Texas. These rompers are up cycled from t-shirts and are not mass produced. They are made in small quantities by combining raw edges, a sleek design, and some really fun prints.
Rompers are made long as to fit for as long as possible and are forgiving regarding sizing. It is currently offered up to a size 4t. The basic romper is sleeveless with overclocked seams along all raw edges. They are streamline in the torso and feature a drop crotch, "harem" fit with skinny legs. They are easy slip on and off by stepping into the neck hole or can be customized by the individual customer to include snaps. Other customizations include hoods, sleeves and drawstring to name a few.


2. Who is behind Hipsterbearwear ? e.g. tell us a bit about the owner and the reason why Hipster Bear Wear started.

My name is Gabby Morales and every single romper is made by me from start to finish. Upon discovering IG shopping, I was obsessed but my shopping was taking a toll on my wallet. I began by making my son his own leggings and soon people began to inquire about them. Thus "Hipsterbearwear" began. On my very first order, I tried the uncut leggings on my son (which were made from a shirt), spotted the possibility for a romper- and the rest is history.



3. Tell us a little bit about this collection

The rompers are all about comfort and cool. I love trendy pieces however hate when its unpractical or uncomfortable for our little ones to play in! The rompers are jersey material and stretch and move with your little's in mind.


4.What is one of your biggest goals for this year?

I have a couple goals for this year for design however the main goal for this year is to add accessories to the shop- making www.hipsterbearwear.com a one stop shop




















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