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Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil Review

I was given an opportunity to review Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil this past week and can say I had great results so far!

Here’s a little information about the Apothecary Extracts!

 Apothecary Extracts was founded in 2013 because, as consumers, we were tired of not knowing what was in our essential oils. There are so many vendors that dilute their essential oils, or use unsafe extraction processes which contaminate the final product. The only way to be sure what is in your essential oils is to test them. But the tests are expensive so most brands don’t want to pay for this. Or they don’t want you to know the results!

We will only carry essential oils that we are 100% confident represent the best quality and potency available. And we’ll show you the test results to back it up.

Apothecary Extracts is committed to selling only the purest essential oils, and we have the tests to prove it. Available for purchase exclusively on

I have used this Tea Tree Oil 3 times in the past week! The first two times, I added a drop into my facial masks, which created a cooling and more of a cleansing and soothing effect. The second way I utilized this Tea Tree Oil is by using a cotton swab to apply it on any pimples I had. This dried out the zits I had applied them to so I will definitely be using this remedy again! I am also going to add some of this to my shampoo because I read that it helps get rid of dandruff, which I have since my hair is super thick and curly!

Here is some more information + uses for Tea Tree Oil:

– One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.

– Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.

If you are interested in purchasing this Tea Tree Oil, you can do so right here! This 4 ounce bottle costs $24.99 and will last you over a year!

If you have some uses for Tea Tree Oil, please be sure to share them with me! I love hearing from you lovelies!

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.

PINCHme NYFW Box Review

For those who don’t know, PINCHme is a FREE sampling service that allows its members to choose samples and have them mailed directly to their home! In order to qualify for future samples, you must review each product on the PINCHme website, but no worries, the reviews are super short and does not take much time!

This box was not given to all PINCHme users, it was a prize given to winners on Twitter a few weeks ago!

Although I was not one of the winners, PINCHme was kind enough to send me this box to review! This box featured numerous brand partners from the NYFW Event!

Just one look at the contents got me super excited!


Here’s a closer look at the contents!


Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Revlon by Marchesa File N’ Peel 6 in 1 Nail File

Toms Long Lasting Deodorant in Wild Lavender

I was so excited to see the Real Techniques brush because I’ve been in search of a new foundation brush and this one works really well! I’ve been using it for 5 days now and I’m hooked!

I was also excited to see this nail file in my box because I’ve read great reviews! I think it’ll be a great replacement for the one I have now!

I LOVE Toms Deodorant, however, I’m more of a fan of the roll ons but these are great too! I got one of these in my PINCHme boxes a month or two ago but I’m glad to have an extra!


ROC Retinol Correction Eye Cream

Renew Sleep Spa Mask

Kisstixx Lip Balm Duo

No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Tickle

VBeute Anti-Aging Samples 

The Eye Cream and Anti Aging samples I’m sure my mom will use more than me so I’ll be giving them to her! I know I won’t be using the Lip Crayon but I’m sending it to a friend so it won’t go to waste!

My mom actually used the Sleep Mask last night and she fell in love! We’re definitely going to be purchasing a whole set soon! As for the Lip Balms, I really want to use them but I already have 4 open lip balms that need to be used up first! I’m debating them on sending them to a friend or keeping them for the future! I’m intrigued because of how one’s sweet and the other’s sour and I’ve never tried this brand before so I’d love to see how it compares to the Chapstick and Deco Naturals I use now!


Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint

ecoTools Facial Sponge

Advanced Healing Blister Band-Aids

Packet of Kleenex

I love love love the hand soap! It smells great and definitely feels luxurious! I’m super excited to try the facial sponge, I feel like it will definitely help clean my skin better! I’m glad to see the Band-Aids because you can never have too many of them! They’re perfect for trips or just days you’re out and about for a long period of time! I was super happy to see the packet of Kleenex as well because it’s the time of year where I always get a cold! It’ll be perfect to keep in my bag!


Skinny Pop Popcorn

Skinny Cow Raspberry Crisp Candy Bar

Bobble Water Bottle

Pure Via Sweetener

I think the popcorn will be a great snack, especially since I have exams right around the corner and need my munchies!

I’m not going to lie, I immediately tore open the candy bar when I got this box! I couldn’t resist! I’m always hesitant when there’s fruit mixed in with chocolate but the raspberry wasn’t overwhelming at all! This bar tasted great, I’m totally going to buy some more!

I’ve heard about the Bobble water bottle but wasn’t sure to get it or not. I’m definitely going to put it in use and see how I like it! I think it’s the perfect size for days when I only have one class to attend! The only downside to the Bobble is that you have to replace the filter every 2-3 months and that can get pricey!

The Pure Via is completely new to me but I’m excited to try it!

This NYFC PINCHme box blew my mind! I was so impressed with all the full sized and sample sized products that were in the box! I’m really excited to try all of these brands and see what I love the most!

PINCHme did a great job with putting these boxes together! I’m excited to see what other contests they hold for everyone!

If you’re not signed up on PINCHme yet, I recommend creating an account as soon as possible! New samples will be released on Tuesday, October 21st at 12PM EDT!

This post may contain affiliate links. I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.


September 2014 Mocha Box Review

Mocha Box is a fairly new subscription service and I was super pleased when I found out they wanted me to review a box for them!

Mocha Box is a monthly subscription service that sends three bags of coffee to your doorstep! They have different plans, the cheapest is $20.99/month where you’ll get three 2 oz bags and the other plan is $22.99/month where you’ll get three 4 oz bags!

I was super excited to receive this box because I’m a HUGE coffee addict and I love trying new flavors!


The packaging was really nice! The box itself was really flimsy but they sent it within a bigger box so there was zero damage! I also loved the way they had a sticker of my name on the box, it felt more personalized!

Each box comes with a detailed card that lists the types of coffee you received!


Onto the contents


Zombie Desert: A Medium Roast from Haiti

Haitian Hound: A Dark Roast from Haiti

Both of these are organic and DELICIOUS! The Zombie Desert has a bit of an almond taste plus a hint of pear. This flavor was completely new to me and I really enjoyed trying it! The Haitian Hound was super delicious! I’m a fan of dark roasts and this one was crazy rich! I’d definitely buy more of this in the future!


Stafford 350: A Dark Roast of South American and African Beans

Bonus Item: Sumatra Mandheling: A French Roast from Indonesia

Another dark roast! I was so happy seeing this because I’ve never tried South American/African coffee before! It was delicious and I’m a huge fan of this as well! The Sumatra Mandheling was delicious as well! It had more of an earthly flavor and I’d probably buy this one again too! They also added a snack but I haven’t tried it yet!

I was super pleased with my Mocha Box, I’ll definitely be purchasing more coffee beans from at least two of the brands, if not all four!

I seriously recommend subscribing to Mocha Box if you’re a coffee lover! It’s a great way to discover new, tasty brands and flavors! The samples are great sizes and will last you a while!

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.


Deco Naturals Autumn Harvest Lip Butter Review

Deco Naturals send me two of their Limited Edition Lip Butters from their Autumn Harvest Collection to review – Butterscotch and Apple Cider!


There are tons of brands out there that make lip balms/butters but what I really love about Deco Naturals is that they are cruelty free, handmade, and 100% natural! Their products are made in small batches so you’re ensured to get fresh products!


Here’s what Deco Naturals says about their products on their website!

“You’re no stranger to the “natural” claims strewn throughout the beauty market. Unfortunately, natural often translates to “made with a base of synthetics, but infused with natural ingredients”. You’re the best, and you deserve to be using the best: Deco Naturals. Each of our products is composed of butters, oils, and waxes sourced from nature. We’re giving you products that only contain what you need, and none of what you don’t. No synthetics. Nothing artificial. Just pure, 100% natural ingredients coming together to deliver incredible results.”

I was glad they sent me part of their Autumn Harvest Collection! I’ve been using the Limited Edition Butterscotch Lip Butter for over a week now and am super impressed!


This lip butter had a strong smell, which I loved! This lip butter was super moisturizing and creamy! I didn’t have to apply it many times throughout the day unlike other balms I’ve used like the Eos Balms, for instance.

If you’re looking for a new Lip Butter to use, I highly recommend trying out Deco Naturals! They have numerous flavors to choose from and they’re great quality!

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.


ChapStick® Dual-Ended Hydration Lock Day & Night Review

Birchbox sent out an email on September 10th with the offer to try out and review this Hydration Lock Lip Balm, all we had to do was tweet them which Chapstick we wanted to try and why!

I believe they chose 100 people and I had no idea I was being sent these two lip balms until the Fedex delivery man showed up at my doorstep! I was super excited since I didn’t receive either of these lip balms in my September Box! I also thought we would only be sent one, not both!


These dual ended Chapsticks cost $2.99 in the Birchbox store! At first I thought these Chapsticks would have less product than the regular ones but I was wrong! There isn’t a huge difference but regular Chapsticks have .15 oz of product while these dual ended Chapsticks have .154 oz!

The “Day” side has SPF 12 while the “Night” contains tamanu oil and natural butters. Also, these new Chapsticks have a clinically proven formula for healthier looking lips!

I found this Chapstick to be super moisturizing compared to other lip balms I used! I’m more of a fan of the “Night” end because it’s more moisturizing with the oils/butters it has! I’ve noticed a positive change in my lips and I’m sure you will too!

What are your thoughts on these Hydration Lock Dual Ended Chapsticks?

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.


Fall Walmart Beauty Box Review

If you’re a beauty lover and have $5 every season or $20 a year to spare I highly recommend reading through this review!

I found out about Walmart’s Beauty Box about 2 weeks ago and couldn’t resist signing up because it was so affordable! Walmart will send out beauty boxes each season, and this Fall Box is their first. The box is only FIVE DOLLARS A SEASON – and the price is just for shipping, the actual box is free!

Here’s what their website says about the Beauty Box:

“Each new season brings different product needs and a reason to refresh your beauty cabinet. In your Walmart Beauty Box, you’ll find sample beauty products and tips on how to use those and other items sold at Walmart and on Receiving your Walmart Beauty Box will be another reason to welcome each new season.”

I wasn’t sure what to expect in my box but was highly impressed with the results! I saw most people receiving the first variation of the box, which included a Covergirl Lipstick, Secret Deodorant, Juicy Couture Fragrance Sample, Clear Shampoo + Conditioner sample packets, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer sample, and a L’Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer sample!

I was excited but a few days ago I noticed a few ladies had received a different variation of the box which is the box I received! I was much happier with the contents of the second variation!

Onto my box!

Just one glance at the contents shows how it was a great deal for just 5 dollars!

Neutrogena Long Wear Foundation Tester Card + $2 Off Coupon

I won’t be using this card since I’m happy with the foundation I currently use but I’ll definitely pass this along to a friend!

 L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher – .06 oz $1.07

I’ve never tried this product before so I’m glad I’ll be able to test it out and see how I like it!

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Fragrance – .04 oz $1.16

I’ve never used this fragrance before and it smells good so I’m definitely pleased to see this in my box!

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Completely Clean – FULL SIZE! $7.92

Another product I’ve never tried before! Not sure if I’ll be using this since I have a few Toms Deodorants ahead of the line but I’m sure I’ll be able to find it a home!

Not sure if you could tell, but I saved my favorite products for the last!

L’Oreal Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha – FULL SIZE! $6.97

I was so glad I got a shade I will be able to use! I’ll definitely be using this a lot!

Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner – 1 oz – $0.82 for both?

I’ve received samples of this set before but I was still happy to see them in my box! I think these are perfect for when I go travel!

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – .4 oz $1.42

I saw this product in some Influenster Voxboxes a while ago and read some good reviews so I’m excited to try this oil out!

CoverGirl Glowing Nights Glosstini in 690 Laser Light – FULL SIZE! $2.97

I love love love nail polish so I was happy seeing this in my box!

I am definitely a happy camper because my box was well worth over $20 when I only paid $5! It’s a GREAT deal and I’m looking forward to the Winter box!

If you want to sign up for the Walmart Beauty Box, you can do so here!

Have you ordered this box or plan on ordering it? What are your thoughts on the Walmart Beauty Box?


Ultra HGF Youth Serum Review

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to review a product from SOBO Skin Care!

Sobo Skin Carewas built on a clear philosophy of what should (and shouldn’t) be in quality skin care products. Our primary focus has always been to formulate cleansers, toners, creams and serums that are made with as many natural organic ingredients as possible, but without compromising the efficacy that women expect. To accomplish this we combine wonderful organic ingredients like orange flower extract, hops and strawberry oil with others proven to provide visible results like hyaluronic acid, human growth factor and ceramide 3 to effectively and gently rejuvenate skin.

SOBO is dedicated to setting a new gold standard in the years to come for indie skin care products of all types. Natural, wholesome, honest, and effective — that’s the SOBO value system in a nutshell.

The product I was asked to review was their Ultra HGF Youth Serum! Here’s a little information about the product

— This innovative youth formula leverages the power of proven acetyl tetrapeptide-2 to help restore your skin to its former glory and help prevent signs of future aging. Skin’s critical immune functions are also boosted while the production of healthy, youthful skin cells is uniquely supported and accelerated. Light but potent formula also moisturizes dry skin and smooths for a glowing, velvety appearance.

I received a sample of the Ultra HGF Youth Serum in the mail and have been using it for almost a week now and there’s still a ton more product left to use!

This serum doesn’t seem to have any fragrance, which I liked! I’m not a huge fan of serums that have a scent to them. I also love the feel of this serum, it’s not heavy at all and it feels almost like water! I used this product right before applying my Iope Moisturizer!

I don’t have many fine lines or wrinkles so I wasn’t able to see the results in that aspect but I found it to be super moisturizing! My skin has been super dry lately and I noticed this serum to moisturize my skin more than just using my moisturizer alone!

Here are some other products by Sobo Skin Care!

 Anti Aging Cream Resveratrol

— This anti-aging cream is an exceptionally pure multi-peptide complex with organic moisturizers. Light but intense serum formula delivers a powerful wrinkle-fighting cocktail that includes resveratrol, squalene, and hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Soothing, all-natural jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil work together to moisturize and smooth for a healthy, youthful glow and drastically improved overall appearance.

Anti Aging Eye Serum

— Moisture is the key to the youngest-looking, most velvety skin under the sun and this innovative under-eye serum really delivers and then some. Light, comfortable silicone-based moisturizing complex protects the skin around the eyes from puffiness, dryness and harmful elements that contribute to a tired appearance. A collection of essential lipids accelerates healing, promotes the production of healthy skin cells, and provides stellar protection after procedures like microdermabrasion and laser therapy. Gentle, hypoallergenic formula is perfect for all skin types.

Essential Moisturizing Cream

— This rich and effective cream combines everything your skin needs to look and feel its absolute best in one convenient product. Powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories work together to fight aging and relieve the effects of stress on skin. Rich emollients work to return dehydrated skin to the peak of smoothness and glory. A suite of vitamins, nutrients, and essential oils work together with replenishing hyaluronic acid and retinol to promote a healthful, vibrant appearance.

SOBO has provided a 25% discount code for my readers! Use coupon code “TRYSOBO” to get 25% off your first purchase!

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I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.