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Thursday, March 13, 2014

#PowerofPlants | Boots Botanic Ionic Clay Mask

Hey Divas & Gents,

Lately, I've been introducing new skincare products to my daily regimen - cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, and hope to see even better results. My skin is already in pretty good shape, but I just want my skin (face) to have that radiant, healthy glow we all wish to achieve! I've also found a new found favorite - the PMD (review will be posted on that device soon - check out my in-depth YouTube review in the meantime).

The Boots Botanic Ionic Clay Mask was one of the products that was in the Influenster J'Adore Vox Box (see post below), and the name itself attracted me to the product. Here is my quick run down on what I think about the product.

I applied the mask to my face, and let it dry for the recommended amount of minutes, and then washed off in the shower. My only con was how runny the product was when applied to the face. It took a while for it to be thickened. Ironically though, it left my skin feeling nice, dry, and radiant. It definitely took the "shine away" as it claimed, dried super fast, and was so easy to remove from my skin. This definitely gets the green light and will be added to my skincare regimen permanently.

Feel free to take a look at some fun pictures of me wearing the mask on my Pinterest account. I created a Pin Board just for the J'Adore Vox Box. I won't post them here so that you can head over and enjoy a few laughs!

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Influenster | J'Adore Vox Box {Love Theme}

Hello Divas & Gents!

A few weeks ago, I received my J'Adore Vox Box, and have been loving it ever since. It is truly filled with nothing but LOVE <3. I have received many vox boxes in the past, but I have truly enjoyed this particular box because of the theme.

The box includes:
  • Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes
  • HERSHEY KISSES Milk Chocolate
  • Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask
  • John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray
  • Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas (Creme Caramel & Lemon Chiffon)
Take a look at my unboxing,and initial thoughts of the contents of this box. #PressPlay

So far, I'm obsessed with the Hershey Kisses of course. I have a few every single day. Not too sure about the future effects of my waistline though! I'm a big tea fan so you know I had to try the tea out. Red Rose tea is definitely different than my usual Chai Tea, Green Tea, or other teas I would normally drink, but the flavors offered are so unique. I preferred the Lemon Chiffon over the Creme Caramel flavor, ironically. I will definitely buy a box of some of their other flavors! The Boots Clay Mask worked great as well, but I'll let you wait for the next post. You can find out more details on what I think about the box by checking out my Twitter and Pinterest account (@missdeenadiva)!

Disclaimer: This box was sent courtesy of the Influenster VoxBox program to review/test, and provide my honest opinions. All of my thoughts are true and honest. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Feeling GREEN| Ozeri 8" Green Earth Pan w/ Textured Surface

Hello Divas & Gents,

I have really been in a cooking mood these days! Seems like cooking is my new thing --- fish, baked chicken, turkey chili, brown rice, you name it! I've learned that the only way to effectively meal prep is to get in the kitchen and cook :)

With that said, here is a review on one of my current favorite kitchen toys. My mom has fallen in love with it as well, so it seems that she has taken over it now.

Even the box that it came in was lovely -- great packaging!

Interior of pan --very nice, and well-engineered.

Great color and concept for a GREEN Earth Pan.

We have both used this pan several times, and enjoy using it to make breakfast. Pancakes always turn out perfect when using this pan. Surprisingly, eggs (the true test) turn out great using this pan too!

This pan doesn't require very much oil, and can cook at low heat and leaves food at the perfect consistency.

This pancake flipped perfectly and did not stick! I've also used the pan to cook eggs, and those turned out terrific!

 This pan is unlike other ceramic pans I've used because of its really neat features. It utilizes GREBLON, which is a safe ceramic coating made in Germany, and free of harmful chemicals such as PFTE and PFOA. It's non stick, scratch resistant, and only requires a very small amount of oil. The Ozeri pan also cooks evenly, and leaves little to no residue which allows for easy cleaning :)

Check out the bottom surface of the pan!

Textured Surface to Enhance Cooking Experience
My favorite part of this pan is the textured surface at the bottom. The weight of the pan feels significant, and the magnetized bottom provides the perfect amount of heat transfer while the textured surface creates air pockets which distributes heat to enhance the cooking experience. Another thing I love about this pan is that you can fry, bake, and boil using it, and you just can't resist the eye catching green color. Talk about really going GREEN! 

Overall, I really do recommend the Ozeri 8" Pan w/ Textured Surface if you are looking for a cute, eco-friendly, and efficient way to cook small meals. My only con was the size of the pan. I wish I had gotten a bigger one for larger meals. The up side is that they do carry it in a 10" and 12" size. They even have a large wok for stir frying. Give this pan a try. Love it!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to provide an honest review. All opinions expressed in this blog are true, and of my own.