Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ESSA - VitaClarify Organic Facial Cleanser 4 oz Review



I was recently sent the ESSA - VitaClarify Organic Facial Cleanser, complimentary, for evaluation. This is my honest opinion. 

I think the tube looks nice. The bright orange tube is nice and I like the easy flip top lid. I am rarely a fan of unscrewing lids when washing my face or when in the shower. I also like the light fragrance that this has. It lathers up gently and makes my face feel clean. I like how it has Vitamin C, which is fantastic for antiaging and preps my face for my Vitamin C serum and Vitamin C facial lotion. This also has Vitamin A, B, and E. The glycerin is nice for moisture and I like the natural oil in this cleanser. This is low suds cleanser and it does not strip my skin. My skin feels healthy and this is made without Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, or harsh ingredients. It is Vegan-Friendly, Cruelty-Free, and made with Organic Ingredients. It can assist with reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin blemishes.

The only thing I am not liking is how it is a small size. It is nice for packing into my travel cosmetic bag, however, this will not last me very long. I have been using a small amount when I wash my face. I do not need a lot when I wash my face but I would have liked a larger size. The tube is only 4 oz. and the price is $15. I would have liked this to have been at least 6 oz.  

Ingredients:
Organic Herbal Infusion, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium 2 -Sulfolaurate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Silica, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Natural Fragrance.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

DEESS Permanent Hair Removal Beauty Device iLight 3 Plus Laser Review








I was sent this IPL Laser Hair Remover Device for review. It is still too early to see results as I have had it only a month. I would suggest at least 3-6 months of weekly use to see significant and more permanent results. It is easy to use and painless. There is a minor heat sensation that can be felt. The included sunglasses must be used to protect your eyes, as the light flashes red when an area is treated. I like these sunglasses and was impressed that they folded so compactly. They also are rather cute! Unfortunately, they show fingerprints easily. They are lightweight.

This device sounds like a travel-sized hairdryer when it is plugged in and being used. It is not a loud sound, and would not likely disturb if you were to use it near a sleeping family member/friend while in the next room. I have been using it on level three for now. I started out at level one and gradually moved up. I like that the intensity can be adjusted. I will probably increase it to level four.  I have not experienced any skin irritation. My skin is not red or warm after using this device. I like that it is comfortable to hold in my hand. The handle feels well made and this is an attractive device. I like the pink accent. It would be even more lovely if the entire device was pink! :) Sadly, It is not rechargeable/cordless. I would have preferred this device to be able to be used without a cord. It is nice to use this discretely in the comfort of my home. No expensive or embarrassing salon visits are necessary! This can be used on most areas of the body. You can purchase a separate lamp to use this for acne blemish reduction/skin improvement. (I have not used that feature.) I did a brief review and demonstration on my youtube channel.

*complimentary review sample.*





















DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation for a product review and/or link to any products or services from this blog. I am always honest in my opinions and never promise a positive review. I only recommend products or services that I feel are beneficial to my family and my lovely readers. I enjoy testing out items and giving my readers an honest and descriptive account of how a product functions. My personal experience or view of an item may differ than yours.


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gourmet Living Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Spain Spanish EVOO Review





I was sent a delicious olive oil for review from Gourmet Living. This is a 2016 Arbequina olive oil from Spain. It is not bitter, however, it has a delightful bite to it that wakes up whatever you are eating. I use to cook pasta mainly, but it is also fantastic as a dipping oil for crusty bread. It is a wonderful addition to your diet as it has antioxidants and polyphenols. This assists with antiaging. I use olive oil on my face and hair (not this brand as it is pricier). :)

Gourmet Living's olive oil blend is specially processed to keep all the naturally occurring good stuff in the oil and ensure that it is not changed. There are no fillers in this oil. Olive oil is pricey for a reason, the higher the quality, the better the oil. You definitely "get what you pay for." I personally would not trust a cheap quality olive oil.

I was sent this bottle at a discounted price to try. I like it and recommend it if you are one who uses olive oil for cooking or likes using it to enhance foods.









DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation for a product review and/or link to any products or services from this blog. I am always honest in my opinions and never promise a positive review. I only recommend products or services that I feel are beneficial to my family and my lovely readers. I enjoy testing out items and giving my readers an honest and descriptive account of how a product functions. My personal experience or view of an item may differ than yours.


Tiny Drops of Honey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. You pay the exact same price for any and all products you order through my links, but I receive a small commission. I am a stay at home mommy and any commissions I receive help support my little ones.








Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Elf Star 12 Layer Cotton Muslin Washcloths Review


I am loving these cotton muslin cloths from Elf Star! They are supremely soft and gentle on our 19-month-old (almost 20 months). We keep these on the table for meals. I wet half of the cloth and wipe his hands and face. At first, I was uncertain I would like the half size, but these are handy and work perfectly. It is an unknown brand, but the quality is impressive. They are much cheaper than the Aden & Anais (3 pack for $15-20) brand. These are plain white and do not have cute graphics or fun colors. I actually prefer the simple white as I do not have to worry about the color fading with repeated washing. These are 12 layers thick and quilt up nicely. I washed them initially in the machine twice (Tide Original HE liquid) before machine drying. They are pillowy soft and I like them a lot!


This came in a 10 pack for $17.99 (free Prime shipping!) These were sent to me complimentary for review. As you all know, I do not freely give glowing reviews. I review a lot of items and often find issues or improvements. The packaging for these was very generic and unattractive but that was no big deal at all. If you want to give these as a gift, just open them up ahead of time and put them in a pretty basket with a few baby essentials. I like Burts Bees and California Baby, as I only use sulfate free items.
STOCK PHOTO ELF STAR

STOCK PHOTO ELF STAR







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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Natural Lip Balm The Healing Tree Review and Vintage Christmas Decor!



How was everyone's Christmas? Mine went too fast. I actually wish it was still Thanksgiving weekend as we did not do all the things I wanted to do. I do not like bitter cold winter weather, but I LOVE Christmas! We finally got a vintage blow mold light up Santa! My children had a wonderful Christmas and although Christmas morning was not covered in a blanket of white snow, it was lovely that it happened to start snowing on Christmas Eve when my 3 and 6-year-old went outside with me to feed the reindeer. :) I started a tradition when my 6-year-old was 3, that we mix an assortment of cereals, dried oats, raisins, etc. in a bowl and sprinkle it on the front lawn so the reindeer can find our house in the fog. :) My son is now 3 and so I deemed him old enough to join us. He are photos of our 50s and 60s vintage Christmas decor. Vintage Santas make me so happy!













Today I have a short snippet review of a lip balm that was sent to me for evaluation. I recently reviewed a soap from The Healing Tree. I have tried The Healing Tree's charcoal soap and their Sweet Basil and Lime soap. 

This balm stick works well for my lips and has no chemical fragrances or irritating ingredients. I have severely chapped lips in the winter months. I like to apply this thickly, immediately after my shower and let it sink in while I get the rest of my make up on. By the time I am ready for my lipstick, this has smoothed my lips and has prepared a base for a flawless red lip. I used to use the well-known brands for years. I switched to using natural products 5 years ago, and always read labels before using a new item. 

I was sent one stick of the natural lip balm variety to try as a review sample. I like this product but would have preferred it to have been USA made. I would have also liked it to have been a vanilla oil lip balm as I love vanilla flavors and scents.



The Healing Tree Variety Lip Balm Benefits:
    •   100% Natural for Soft Healthy Lips
    •   Protects from Dryness & Cracking
    •   Long Lasting Moisture
    •   Antioxidant Rich Vitamin E
    •   Rich in Coconut Oil & Shea Butter
    •   Food Grade Flavor
    •   Gluten Free
    •   No Parabens, Phenol, Mineral Oil, Petroleum Jelly, or Artificial Flavors/Colors
    •   Not Tested on Animals

Available in:
    •   Natural
    •   Mint
    •   Coconut Oil
    •   Beeswax
    •   Coffee

Natural Lip Balm Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Olive Oil. 
Mint Lip Balm includes: Aloe Vera & Mint Oil. 
Coconut Oil Lip Balm includes: Natural Coconut Flavor. 
Beeswax Lip Balm includes: Beeswax & Honey.
Nt Wt: .15 oz (4g) each
Made in Thailand


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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sweet Basil & Lime Handmade Soap by The Healing Tree Review







I love trying new natural soaps and cosmetics. I always use sulfate -ree soaps and shampoos. I was sent a soap from The Healing Tree. I reviewed their charcoal soap a few years ago and loved it. This soap that I have been using from them was a creamy face and body soap called Sweet Basil and Lime
This had an amazing smell that woke me up and energized me each morning. I used this on my face daily and also on my sea sponge for my body. I only use sulfate free soaps and this one is gentle, yet has a great lather. I would not have normally thought to use this scent as I normally select more vanilla, sandalwood, or baked good scents (blueberry muffin). I originally was intending for my husband to try this one in his shower. I will have to get him another. I kept this one in my shower and used it until it was completely gone! I liked it a lot. The only thing I would improve is perhaps the size. I normally use a 5 to 8 oz bar of natural soap. I used this for my face and entire body. It did not last as long as I would have liked for the price of the bar. However, it is a good value based on the quality of the soap. Natural products cost more and I am aware of this. I rather pay a little more for top quality, healthier ingredients, than cheap ingredients that irritate my skin and are chemical laden. 

I recommend this soap. Please check out their products on their website. 





Ingredients: 
Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, (Salt) Sodium Lactate, (Salt) Sodium Gluconate, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma), Sweet Basil Oil (Ocimum Basilicum), and Lime Peel Oil (Citrus Aurantifolia).
Here is some information from The Healing Tree:

Sweet Basil & Lime Handmade Soap helps Reduce Blemishes & Tighten Pores

This luxurious handmade soap from Thailand is made with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and unique herbs of Sweet Basil & Lime. It's antioxidant rich and contains Vitamin C to help reduce blemishes, tighten pores, and even out skin tone. It's also great for cleansing bacteria to fight infection and reducing excess oil. (from their website)
Sweet Basil & Lime Handmade Soap Benefits:
    •  Reduces Blemishes
    •  Cleanses Bacteria
    •  Tightens Pores
    •  Evens Skin Tone
    •  Reduces Excess Oil
Features:
    •  Non-Toxic
    •  No Parabens
    •  No SLS
    •  No Palm Oil
    •  Handmade Soap
    •  Vegan Friendly

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Eimmie 18 Inch Doll Bunk Beds w/ Trundle and Accessories Review




It is almost Christmas! Do you have the perfect gift for your daughter or son? Children love doll and bears, and both girls and boys enjoy imaginative play. It is healthy and good for them to learn to nurture their toys. You can get doll beds for boys. Does your son have a bear? Several bears? Superman? My son is 3 1/2 and has all sorts of dolls and bears. My daughter is 6 1/2 and her favorite dolly is named Honey. She is the Bitty Baby in the red Christmas dress. She also has a lot of dolls. Honey sleeps with my daughter every night, but when my daughter is at school, in first grade, Honey does not want to be left alone, up high in a bed all day. Honey likes to play. But sometimes Honey gets tired and grumpy, and needs a nap while my daughter is at school. How can Honey climb back into my daughter's bed? Well, she does not have to. She can nap in her own bed!

Children like their dollies and stuffed animals to do the same things they like to do. I was sent a wooden doll bunk bed and trundle set for review. It is for 15-inch and 18-inch dolls. The painted wood is smooth and well done. I have been completely impressed with the quality. My children (ages 6 1/2 and 3 1/2) love playing with the set. It came with so many fun accessories! My favorite extras are the two bears, they are incredibly well made, soft, and cute! I gush about them in my review video as well. :) 

This set requires assembly. If this is to be a Christmas toy, make sure you allow plenty of time to put it together. It took my husband about 2 hours. I am not sure if it was his lack of sleep or if it just took him a long time. It was late at night when he put it together. We wanted the kids to see it already built when they saw it for the first time. So we waited until they were completely in bed (and past the late night "I want another cup of water...I need a snack... my leg hurts...can I show you a trick I can do?" excuses). 

I highly recommend this set. It is sturdy and looks nice. The books and magazines are made of wood, which makes them sturdy and easy to hold. The hangers are made of wood as well, which I appreciate. The silver laptop resembles my Macbook Pro and is highly detailed. I love the tiny pink alarm clock! This has a nice chair, desk, and shelves. It reminds me of a college dorm room. 

The company is called Eimmie and they have a wide variety of doll furniture and accessories. You can see a vast selection on Amazon, however, check out www.PlaytimebyEimmie.com to see customer photos and reviews and check out their wonderful products. Share your playtime experiences on social media with the hashtag #playtimebyeimmie and they can provide you with 15% off your next purchase! 

I love American Girl dolls and products, but I also love supporting and promoting smaller companies. This company (Playtime With Eimmie) is a fantastic one and I recommend the products. The wood is solid and the paint is attractive and smooth. Everything is neatly done and professional.




 

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