Monday, February 16, 2015

Radha Beauty: Intensive Youth Eye Gel Review + BONUS Products!

I am very happy to announce that this is my first partnership with BrandBacker!  I am very pleased to host Radha Beauty on Shiny& New!

Radha Beauty started in July of 2014. Even though they are a young company, they have accomplished very much and are now one of the top selling beauty brands on Amazon. I love that they only use natural and organic ingredients.

I got the pleasure of trying out three products from the Radha Beauty collection. Intensive Youth Eye Gel, Retinol Moisturizer, and Vitamin C Serum. I love them all, but I want to talk about the eye gel!
The Intensive Youth Eye Gel is packed full of vitamin enriched ingredients that are ready to whip those eyes back into shape. There is plant stem cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Peptide Complex, Vitamin E and Matrixyl 3000 all working to fight signs of aging. The benefits are:

  • Less noticeable dark circles, decreased puffiness, and sagging around the eyes.
  • Increased elasticity and plumping around eyes..
  • Moisturizes to give a much more youthful look
I loved the texture of this gel, it was creamy but not sticky. A little bit goes a long way. One little dot can do your whole eye and then some. I don't have many wrinkles yet, but I have been trying different creams to prevent them. This definitely ranks up with the pricey departments store brands but a much affordable price. This white bottle is a limited edition packing back stock from over the holidays, it is usually in a black bottle, but but who cares about the bottle color when the product is the same! Right now the Eye gel is on Amazon for $16! Purchase Here!

Let's not forget about the Retinol Moisturiser and Vitamin C Serum! Here is so highlights that I loved about them. Both are in eye catching and fancy bottle that make them feel even more luxurious! The retinol in the moisturiser helps to brighten dull skin, promote collagen and tone the skin. I am down for any product that helps get rid of dark spots and helps dry up acne, aren't you?  The Vitamin C serum helps to eliminate free radicals, fights spots caused by the sun, and diminish fine lines.

I was very pleased with the results that I seen in just one week! Can;t wait to see what they are like in a month! All three products can be found on Amazon  at amazingly low prices!!  I posted all of the links below!!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ergobaby Carrier Giveaway

Welcome to the Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier Giveaway

Sponsored by Babies"R"Us & What to

Hosted by Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews

Co-hosted by Stellar Manic Mommy and Momma Without a Clue

Babies"R"Us's annual Love-It list, in partnership with go-to baby resource, What to, is an annual guide for parents to simplify their baby registry needs. Winner of a “Moms Love-It” Award, the  Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier is a must-have for all babies!
These innovative baby carriers include mom-approved safety and security features, with adjustable padded shoulder straps and waist belt, a large zippered storage pocket, and an adjustable hood that keeps baby shielded at all times. 


  • Cradles baby in an ergonomic, natural sitting position
  • Designed to distribute baby's weight between your hips and shoulders
  • Offers three carry positions: front, back and hip
  • 100% cotton shell and lining with reinforced stitching at the fabric intersections for durability
  • Shoulder strap is padded with 1" thick, high-density PU foam for comfort
  • Adjustable hood helps shield your child from the elements
  • Large, zippered storage pocket helps keep essential items handy
  • Machine washable
  • Waist belt circumference range: 26" - 55"
  • Shoulder strap length range: 24" - 44"
  • Baby weight range: 7* - 45 lbs. (*Newborn with infant insert, sold separately)
The Ergobaby baby carrier is a staple with respected celeb parents globally, including Gwen Stefani, Orlando Bloom and Natalie Portman, to name a few. For more information on the Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier, check this out.

For your chance to win your own Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier, check out this awesome giveaway!

Disclosure: Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews, Stellar Manic Mommy, Momma Without a Clue, nor any other participating bloggers received compensation for sharing this giveaway. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

WONDERPIEL Konjac Sponge Review

I was very excited to try a Konjac Facial Sponge. I had been hearing about them for some time now. The Konjac Facial Sponge is activated with bamboo charcoal.  It  is used to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, removes toxins, oils and impurities from your skin.  Which removes appearance of fatigue and it is suppose to help with acne prone skin. And It's great for sensitive skin too!

When I got the package I got a little scared! It did not feel like a sponge at all... but like a sweater brick, or a pedi-rock. Then I followed the directions on the back of the package. You must let it sit in water for a few minutes. I'm impatient though and just held it under running water for about 30 seconds. It soften up nicely and became a little fuller.

Then lightly scrub your face. I had on makeup the first time, so I added a bit of cleanser. A little dab goes a long way, I had lots of suds from a dime size amount. Next, you rinse it (and your face), then squeeze it with your hands until there is no more dripping water. Then I hung it up and let it air dry. The next day it looked like a raisin!

I love how my skin feels after using the sponge. It helps to exfoliate with out scratching your face! I would recommend sterilizing it in boiling water for a few seconds at least once a week. The sponges are suppose to be replaced about every 2-3 months.

You can purchase a WONDERPIEL Konjac Facial Sponge through Amazon at a great low price!!

Disclosure: This is a review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

InstaNatural Retinol cream, Eye gel and serum review | Shiny & New

I have never did much in the way of taking care of my skin. Just the normal, wash, zit cream, make up routine. But turning thirty I figure that if I want to keep my young girl face, then I better start doing something about it! I didn't know the first thing about wrinkle creams, or moisturizers for your eyes and neck!! YOUR NECK?? I have never even give neck wrinkles a first thought, let alone a second!! I took a long look in the mirror and started to freak... maybe I do have some fine lines on my forehead, maybe those bags under my eyes aren't from just being sleep deprived, and again the neck thing... yep it was happening! I guess that's what the past year with a new baby has done to me... took me from looking 25, to BEING 30!!

Thank the lord, InstaNatural came into my life! I have been using these products diligently, every night for the past two weeks. I started with the Vitamin C Eye Serum. It was a fun carrot orange color and the smell wasn't too bad.  I put it under my eyes and it gave a slight cooling sensation. It took a minute to dry and I still needed to rub it in a little so that I didn't have orange tints on my face. It's suppose to brighten you face, reduce puffiness, and etc. Which it might do with longer use.But after a few nights I switched to the Eye Gel.

After my first application of the Eye Gel, I could feel a slight tightening within a few minutes. So of course since I could actually feel it working, I continued to use this through out the remainder of the last two weeks. The Eye gel states that it can be used on your whole face and neck. I just used it around my eye area and a little on my forehead lines.

I have to say that I think the 2.5 Retionol Cream was my favorite of all three. After just two days I started to notice some dryer skin, which for me is a plus because i have oily skin! I did a light exfoliation and with in the first week I had less dark spots, less acne scars, and a blighter complexion. I think that I can even be brave and go without make up now!

I would definitely recommend trying this line from InstaNatural. They can be purchased from Amazon at a much lower price than the suggested retail price. Below are the links!

InstaNatural Eye Serum

InstaNatural Eye Gel  (Love this one!)

InstaNatural Retinol 2.5% Cream (My Fave!)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Garcinia Cambogia By Full Time Energy Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

As we all know that when a baby comes so does the extra weight! That's what I went through this year, trying to lose the unwanted pounds! I was unfortunately stuck in a rut. I had no energy, no want, no will to get up and do anything. That is until I tried this little miracle pill by Full Time Energy!

Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit. The active ingredient in the fruit's rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetites!  It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.  It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too.

I was very hesitant at first to try something new. I was scared they would taste like nasty vitamins or make me have unwanted bathroom trips but it didn't! I started by taking one pill a day, even though it calls for 3 pills twice a day! Which I think would of been way too much for me! I have a feeling that I would be hanging from the ceiling fan at 4 am. I do NOT recommend taking them too late in the day! I took my dose before a late dinner and was up until 3 am. No sleep is not my cup of tea!

I definitely think that they are worth a try if you need more energy! Garcinia Cambogia by Full Time Energy gave me back my life! I'm back to blogging and all my crafts! And I wouldn't trade that for the world! 

You can purchase Garcini Cambogia by Full Time Energy HERE!!
for your chance to win a 60ct. bottle of Garcinia Cambogia by FULL TIME ENERGY!!

3 WINNERS will be chosen!!!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dinner and a Movie V-Day special from

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Next Step by theVitaminShoppe review

Next Step is a meal replacement shake from theVitaminShoppe. These shakes support reduction of body fat and help reduces hunger and cravings. They provide 14g of protein, 5g of fiber and a blend of essential vitamins and minerals.  Tonalin CLA is a important ingredient to help reduce the body fat and create a leaner mass.

I have three flavors, Swiss Chocolate, French Vanilla and Fresh Berries. I am most excited about the Swiss Chocolate. Which from the reviews on the website, looks to be the top flavor!

For starters, I got the awesome shaker cup. It's very thick and durable. It comes with a shaker jack inside to help blend it all up. Each packet is to be combined with 8 oz. of water. I think i can choke that much down... (I worked at a bar long enough to know how to throw back something that tastes nasty! HA!). I opened that pack and took a whiff... mm... smell pretty yummy to me. Still hesitant though, I know this is going to be another terrible vitamin flavor shake. So next I poured it in and started shaking... kinda fun to play with your food! I did notice that it took quite a bit of shaking to get it mixed, and still its kinda lumpy on top. I even took a spoon and tried to demolish it... but nope its still there. I gave up! Let's just get this over with!

It tastes like instant chocolate pudding mix. You know before it sets. I'm sure most of you have stole the whisk or spoon after mom mixed it! It a good sweet chocolate flavor but it's of course powdery. TO my surprise though, It does not taste like vitamins!

I can't tell you if it worked for curbing my hunger though... as my daily supplements already do that.
Tomorrow I will try the French Vanilla and update this post.

These shakes are sold in packets and in bigger tubs and can be purchased HERE!

Disclaimer - I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.