Dr. Song Rosehip Oil

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Rosehip Oil can be used in so many ways. It  can be used to stimulate nail growth and care for our cuticles, to keep our skin soft and smooth by adding it to masks, lotions, and even body washes. It can be used to keep dandruff or flake free and also restore hair keeping it soft and frizz free by adding it to shampoo/conditioner, making a home made hair mask, over night treatment, or as a daily hair treatment (Add a small-very small-amount to hair after washing before drying, or to tame frizz between showers.) It is known to help rid feet of nail fungus ,  help heal wounds and diminish scars, stretch marks, and cellulite, soothe sunburn, and much, much more.

I have tried MANY Rose hip oils, but thus far, Dr. Song is the highest quality, most cost effective rose hip on the market. At just $14.99 I felt like I was getting my moneys worth with the large 4oz bottle that was sent (most companies offer only 1-2 oz bottles for about the same price). It didn’t have an over powering, weird smell like some rose hips I’ve tried have and it absorbs really fast making it an ideal oil to use when in a hurry.

I have been using this oil for a few weeks now and the benefits of using this oil can not be over stated and there being TONS of ways to use it, it is bound to be an oil to keep on hand to use in a myriad of ways. I have added this oil to my conditioner, and it has greatly decreased the amount of flakes I have simply because the skin on my scalp is hydrated and healthy. I also have used it as a serum on my face and added it to my face lotion to fight the signs of aging, pamper my skin, and offer extra hydration. (I found that if I don’t use moisturizer or a good oil on my face my combination skin produces way too much oil and get a greasy face by noon…) It has done wonders for my skin. I use it on my whole body in my body wash and lotion and it leaves my skin soft and smooth. I love it! It doesn’t make me feel greasy or oily, yet I am soft and touchable.

I use it on my nails daily just by adding a drop to my cuticle area daily and rub it into my nails and the skin around my nails and my cuticles have never been healthier and even if I have worn nail polish for a few weeks my nails don’t dry out and they are stronger than they’ve ever been before. I use it in the morning and night if I’ve worn fake nails and want to restore them from any damage done when the nails came off or were taken off.

I think my favorite part of this oil is the results I’ve gotten from using it on my stretch marks. I got terrible stretch marks when I was pregnant with my daughter, and it only has gotten worse with each child I’ve had. With consistent use of my Dr. Song Rosehip oil I have begun to see my stretch marks diminish and lighten and the skin around them feels and looks so much healthier. It even got rid of a scar I had gotten as a child that has been there for as long as I remember. I love how diverse this oil is and how many ways it can be used, and also how effective it is. I can’t wait to see how many other ways it can be used and see the continued results!

DIY with Rosehip Oil: 

Two of my favorite “recipes” that I use to DIY with Rosehip Oil are below. The first is a DIY anti-wrinkle cream.  I use it to prevent aging, but it can also be used to help fill in and heal wrinkles or fine lines that are already showing. The second is a cleanser/mask made with rosehip oil. It is great for those with sensitive skin, like myself, and really pampers and cares for facial skin in a way that other masks or cleansers filled with chemicals can not.  Try them out if you would like and enjoy!

Anti-Wrinkle Cream*:

Ingredients:

x  2 tsp  Jojoba Oil

x  1 tsp Coconut Oil

x  3 tsp Apricot Kernel Oil

x  3 tsp Rosehip Oil

x  1.5 tsp Beeswax Pastilles

x  6-10 tsp Rose Water

Directions:

Place beeswax, jojoba, coconut, rosehip and essential oils (basically everything besides the rose water!) in a double boiler or right in a stainless steel pan (keep your pans separate).  Heat on low very gently to melt wax about 5-8 minutes.

Stir well.

After you you remove the ingredients from the stove (I let mine cool for a few minutes because it can be really hot.)

Place in blender (be careful bc this can be very tough to clean out after).

Add in the rose water a little bit at a time (through the top of the blender).

Pulse the blender a few times and you will have a nice fluffy cream.  Remember the cleanup can be MESSY! Still worth it though.

 

                            Cleanser/Mask*:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3c. oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. dried lavender buds
  • 2 tbsp. dried rose petals
  • 1/3c. bentonite clay
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops rosehip seed oil

Combine the oatmeal, lavender, and rose petals in a clean coffee grinder and grind into a powder. Combine with clay in small bowl, then drop in the essential oils. Mix thoroughly (I like to use a whisk) to evenly distribute the oils all throughout the powder.

Package the finished powder in individual jars or bags for gifting. No refrigeration is required, but it should be stored in a cool, dry cupboard and used within 6 months for maximum freshness.

As a Cleanser

Place 1-2 tsp of the powdered cleanser into the palm of your hand, and sprinkle in water (I use some milk if my skin is feeling dry) and work into a spreadable paste. Apply the entire mixture to cover the face, throat, and décolleté, massaging in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water.

As a Mask

Follow the same directions as above, but gently spread the paste across your cleansed skin and let sit for 10-15 mins, or until mask completely dries. Rinse with warm water.

 

 

Product Description:

  • 100% Pure rosehip oil
  • USDA Certified organic
  • Coldpressed and specially processed for cosmetic use
  • Bottled in glass and comes with a no hassle 365 day money back guarantee!! You don’t even have to return the bottle!

Dr Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities. Dr Song Medical products are made in the USA and is FDA compliant and a provider of professional products.

100% Pure USDA Certified Organic Virgin Rosehip Seed Oil

This oil is extracted from rose bush seeds, using a special process to preserve its natural cosmetic qualities, which includes containing high amounts of essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic and linolenic.

A all natural luxurious and lightweight moisturizer. Quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish and hydrate. Also used topically for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rashes, burns, acne scars, dry skin, dermatitis, age spots, brittle nails, psoriasis, eczema, hyper-pigmentation, radiation and sun damage, dry & damaged hair, anti-inflammatory.

 

Where to Purchase:
Dr Song Rosehip Oil 4oz (4 oz)

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Nail Cones-Simplify Nail Painting

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Have you ever painted your nails and found you had more nail polish on your hands than your nails? Ever needed to pull out the cue tips and nail polish remover and spend even more time fixing your nails than you did even painting them? I know I have. And it can be so frustrating, can’t it? Sometimes we just need to paint our nails and go-we don’t always have time to go back and fix those smudges.

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That is where Nail Cones come in. These super adorable little ice cream cones are actually stickers and they come in three sizes to fit any nail. They come in sets of  four sheets that add up to 60 nail cones. They are meant to cover the skin around the nail and ensure the perfect manicure, just as if you had gone to the salon. It takes the mess out of painting nails and saves time because you no longer will need to fix your nails.

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On top of being super adorable. Nail cones are extremely easy to use.  Just wash and dry your hands (so the stickers will stick well), apply the nail cones, polish your nails, then allow your nails to dry and remove the nail cones. My advice for applying the cones would be to do one hand at a time. This will ensure you are better able to grasp the brush.

 

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The stickers go on easy and stay on well. You should really make sure your hands are very dry, including where the nail meets the finger because if you don’t, they won’t stay as well. The sizes make them super easy to use because the size choices are almost like “One size fits most” when it comes to fingers. I was even able to use the smallest size on my daughter and they worked great. The picture above is what they look like when you first apply them to be used.

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Above you’ll see what they look like after the nail is painted. The reason these work so great is because they protect the surrounding finger and as long as you wait until the nail polish is dry before removing the cone, the nail polish doesn’t run or bleed. (Yeah-I made the mistake of lacking patience….) Once dry, just remove the nail cone and take in your perfect, salon quality nails.

I really loved the Nail cones sent to me to sample. They went on easy and really did a great job keeping the polish off my fingers. I was able to just paint my nails and go and with three kids-that’s important because there isn’t much time left to paint nails unless they surprise me and take a nap.

These are great for any woman who paints their nails but has a hard time keeping it neat. I know, because I am the WORST at it, especially when doing the right hand. (no matter how hard I try…)  Easy to use and affordable, Nail Cones are guaranteed to make painting your nails easier and more enjoyable.

 

 

Product Description:

Have you ever gotten really frustrated painting your fingernails when you get the nail polish on your skin? If you have, your problems are over. Nail Cones is a simple, easy-to-use product that will solve the problem. You can save time and frustration by using Nail Cones – and your nails will look great after you have finished.

This is an easy to use product that protects your skin when you apply nail polish. It is a sticker that is cut out to form around the nail when the polish is applied.  It is easy to apply and remove. A perfect polish every time.

 

Where to Buy:

http://nailcones.com/  ($5.99 -4 sheets 60 nail cones + FREE shipping)

 

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Simple Grooming

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

 

Ever loaned your nail clippers to your husband to find them dull and hard to use after? Have you found it can be hard to cut thick nails with the regular sized clippers sold in stores? Are you looking for a great gift to give your dad, husband, grandfather, or friend for Father’s Day without spending an arm and a leg?  Forget the tie you’ve been contemplating, what better gift than a great pair of nail clippers?

Simply Essentials Nail Clippers are just the thing. They work great on all nails from “thin” to thick, toe nails or finger nails and are made of stainless steel and come with a one year money back guarantee. They come with a clipping catcher and an edge guard keeping you from needing to pick up clippings and over cutting your nails.

I had the opportunity to try these clippers and they were super easy to use and worked great. I didn’t even have to file afterwards because they offered such an even cut. They work great for my husband too-he uses them all the time. Neither of us dreads clipping our nails anymore because Simply Essentials Nail Clippers cut easily, evenly, and work great for both me and him without dulling out or leaving clippings every where. (I can’t dote on the clippings catch enough!)

These clippers provide a precision cut with no jagged edges and work great on extremely thick nails making them the perfect gift for the man in your life. They also have a wide, ergonomic design that makes it great for any adult, including those with arthritis who may have a more difficult time holding clippers. They work great on both toenails and finger nails so no need to own a second pair. (save space and money!)

Men will love these clippers (and that they don’t have to share them!) and they are well worth the money.  They would go great with a new grooming set,  a new wallet,  a travel set. (see my suggestions below) or simply (no pun intended) by themselves. Whether it’s for Father’s Day, Christmas, an Anniversary, these clippers make the perfect choice of gift. They will make grooming and cutting nails simpler and last a long time with their stainless steel make and long lasting cutting edge.

This affordable gift (only $12.99!) will be sure to be a hit and be one of the most useful gifts given.

 

Product Description: 

  • HIGHEST QUALITY NAIL CLIPPERS AVAILABLE Stainless steel, very sharp, you get a nice CLEAN PRECISION cut. Includes clipping catcher and edge guard.
  • BEST MECHANICAL ACTION, clean, precise nail cutting
  • WORKS GREAT FOR THICK NAILS really easy to use, ergonomically designed and comfortable size for adults and great for for those with arthritis. With wide gap for thick nails.
  • NEW STYLE WITH SATIN MATTE FINISH with long lasting cutting edge
  • ★WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK★ Manufacturers guarantee, We back our products up with a 365 day hassle free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the nail clippers). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.

Extra Large Stainless steel nail clippers for thick nails. The cutting edge is ultra sharp and ensures nails are easy to cut. Good for precise cutting. Great new style with satin matte finish, includes catchall for clippings and a edge guard. Professional nail clippers. Heavy duty design. Includes one year guarantee.

 

Where to Buy:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GRDHIKO/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Great complimenting gifts:

Remington PG520B Head Rechargeable Grooming Set: ($37.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Remington-PG520B-Head-Rechargeable-Grooming/dp/B003S54HGM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1401307240&sr=1-1&keywords=men%27s+grooming+set

 

Light Coffee Men’s Leather Money Clip Billhold wallet: ( $10.99)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3H3CNS?psc=1

 

Dockers Travel case with Three Piece Grooming set: ($18. 54)

http://www.amazon.com/Dockers-Travel-Piece-Grooming-Black/dp/B00F8AO5LC/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1401307739&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=men%27s+travel+grooming+kit

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Labor Days And Spring VoxBoxes

 

I am super excited about this blog post. I just received my second VoxBox from Influenster and I am super excited to tell you all about it!  I got so many great things and I can’t wait to tell you all about them.  Before I tell you what I think of all these awesome products, I have to use them-but that doesn’t stop me from telling you all about them and where you can find them! So here we go! 🙂

 

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Redtro Glam Mascara: $5.99

The 60s are back in full swing with a thicker, fuller, wide-eyed look! Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Brings you a bold, wide-eyed look, fanned out volue, and no clumps for lashes that are up, out, and over the top! Ready to go retro? Show us your retro look using #ModMonday and visit RimmelModcasts.com, your source for everything retro!

I can’t wait to try this out and tell you all about it. It’s a product I have been waiting to try and have now been given the opportunity! If it is anything like it describes-it is going to be a great mascara!

#RetroGlam

@RimmelLondonUS

http://facebook.com/RimmelLondonUS

 

 Kiss Everlasting French Nails: $6.49

The ultimate French manicure that never chips-guaranteed. Rich, white smile line looks like you just left the salon; file to any shape with no tip wear. Available in Flat and Regular nail arches with flex-fit technology to ensure ultra-comfort and a perfect fit! Available at Wlgreens, Walmart, CVS, Kmart, Rite-Aid, & Target.

I admit this isn’t my first experience with Kiss nails-it is with this particular product though. I am very excited to see how they look and how they stand up to my busy days and children. 😉

#Everlastingfrench

@KissProducts

http://facebook.com/kisslashes

 

 

Peach Pie Car Freshener from the Labor Day Movie

Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin star in Labor Day from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman. ENjoy this sweet treat from Paramount Pictures in honor of the home entertainment release of Labor Day, available now on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD for $19.99 (Average Retail Value: $39.99)

I absolutely LOVED this movie! I will be renting it again to watch soon. Despite how these two people meet-this movie proves to be one full of love, adventure, care, loyalty, and feeling. A definite tear inducing chick flick with heart. If you haven’t seen it-go buy it to watch ASAP!  You can find it at Walmart, Kmart, Target, and Best Buy.

#LaborDayMovie

@ParamountMovies

http://facebook.com/LaborDayMovie

 

 

Playtex Sprt Fresh Balance: $3.99-$4.99

Introducing NEW Playtex Sport Fresh Balance with Odor Shield technology. It’s designed to neutralize odors for ultimate freshness on and off the field. Combined with a 360 degree design for Sport Level Protection, you can go the distance. Play on.

Now, without too much TMI going on here-these came at the perfect time to find out their effectiveness. A lover of walking and running-it’s hard to find good protection for when that “special” time of the month comes around without giving up certain activities or being uncomfortable. I am looking forward to finding out if these tampons stand up to the pressure!

#PlayOn

@Playtex_Sport

http://facebook.com/PlaytexSportandGentleGlide

 

 

NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Lotion: $2.49 for 2.5oz/$10.99 for 13.5oz

Get your skin ready for warm weather with NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Lotion. In as little as 2 weeks, you’ll see firmer, more toned skin!

I can’t wait to find out if this really can firm and hydrate the way it says. I can say it smells nice and doesn’t leave a slimy/greasy residue when rubbed on-so at this point-so far so good! 🙂

#NIVEASkinFirming

@NIVEAUSA

http://facebook.com/NIVEAusa

 

Softlips Cube!  5-in-1 Lip Care softlipsstore.com!

 

Softlips Cube: $3.49

Think outside the stick with Softlips Cube. Revolutionary 5 in1 lip care combines an advanced frmula with an innovative new cube-shaped package. Lips look radiant and feel softer, smoother , and more hydrated. It is available in three delightful new flavors: Softlips Pomegranate Blueberry, Softlips Fresh Mint, and Softlips Vanilla Bean.

These just sound amazing. Although I did not personally get one sent to me in my Influenster VoxBox-I did take the time to order it from Ebay. (finding it in store is still a bit difficult. It is offered through a few online shops/walgreens.com but Ebay offers the cheapest option after shipping) I look forward to trying the Pomegranate Blueberry flavor I purchased and seeing how much I love it!

#SoftlipsCube

@softlipslipbalm

http://facebook.com/Softlips

 

 

Those are all the products that came in the Spring Fling VoxBox. I can not wait to try each of them and take pictures, videos, and notes and tell you how each of them stands up to their descriptions! I look forward to sharing them with you and thanks for reading!

 

God Bless,
Sarah

 

 

 

*I received all of these products free from Influenster for testing purposes and was in no way paid for my opinion or to promote any of the products presented above. I appreciate the integrity of my readers and will not recommend a product I do not believe to be of good value or worth.  I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.