In Beauty on
September 21, 2016

Aquation: All Day Moisture Care #MyPerfectAquation

Aquation: All Day Moisture Care

Hi everyone! Awhile ago, I received free full-sized samples of Aquation moisturizing products. They sent me Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser, Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion, and Aquation Moisturizing Cream. Aquation is a new line that launched on Walmart.com in early July and their products will be exclusively sold at Walmart stores across the US. This isn’t going to be a product review, I’m just going to share a little information about the brand and its products. So here we go!

Aquation: All Day Moisture Care

Aquation: All Day Moisture Care

Here is more information about Aquation and their products:

There are endless elements that affect your skin daily – not all of them in your control. There is a solution. Skincare that protects, restores and fortifies, with moisture you can feel. Clinically proven results you can see. Moisture balance technology you can count on. The perfect Aquation for hydrated + healthy skin. Powered by Hydro Balance™, our advanced dual phase technology delivers hydration and creates an invisible barrier to help prevent moisture loss while encapsulated actives penetrate deeply for long-lasting hydration. 100% of women in clinical trials saw more hydrated skin, even up to 24 hours. 93% experienced instant hydration. 93% found non-irritating.

Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser

Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser

Use the Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser to “gently cleanse away dirt, oil and makeup while infusing moisture—revealing fresh, soft skin. Our formula won’t over dry or strip your skin and is enriched with ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help maintain the skin barrier.” The Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser works to hydrate and soften your skin and is also fragrance free and non-comedogenic.

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a “lightweight lotion enriched with ceramides and hyaluronic acid to restore and fortify skin’s natural water balance. This quick absorbing formula provides all day hydration to help relieve dryness, soften skin and sooth the itch and irritation associated with moisture loss.” Just like the other Aquation products, the Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion is non-greasy, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic.

Aquation Moisturizing Cream

Aquation Moisturizing Cream

The Aquation Moisturizing Cream contains “ultra rich formula penetrates deeply for 24 hour hydration and helps to relieve dryness, soften skin and sooth the itch and irritation associated with moisture loss. Our advanced dual phase formula enriched with ceramides and hyaluronic acid delivers instant moisturization and creates an invisible barrier to help prevent moisture loss.” It is also quick absorbing, non-greasy, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic.

If you suffer with dry skin and are looking for a hydrating product that doesn’t contain toxic ingredients, check out Aquation! Their products recently launched in early July and are sold exclusively at Walmart.

What cleansers and creams are you currently using? Let me know in the comments! Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you want to see more posts.

*Disclaimer: I received free full-sized samples of Aquation products in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

In Health on
September 4, 2016

Nexabiotic Probiotics by Dr. Formulas // Product Review

Nexabiotic Probiotics by Dr. Formulas

Hi everyone! Awhile ago, I received free full-sized samples of Nexabiotic probiotics by Dr. Formulas to test and review. Nexabiotic sent me three different bottles — Nexabiotic Advanced Multi-Probiotics, Nexabiotic Kids Chewable Pearls, and Nexabiotic Powder for infants, which can all be purchased on Amazon. Since I don’t have any children, I only sampled the Nexabiotic Advanced Multi-Probiotics. I sampled about a week’s worth so I could provide a better review of the product. Here’s what I thought about the Nexabiotic probiotics!

Nexabiotic Probiotics by Dr. Formulas

Nexabiotic Probiotics Product Review

First of all, what are probiotics? According to Nexabiotic:

In the normal human gut there are over 100 trillion bacteria. As you get older, get stressed, or take antibiotics those normal good-guy bacteria die off. These probiotics do everything from helping to break down food, providing essential nutrients like vitamin K, and keeping the competing bad bacteria at bay. Probiotics supplement the gastrointestinal tract with those known, good, beneficial organisms. Probiotic supplements are one of the most popular health supplements because they actually work to help maintain digestive health.

Nexabiotic says we need probiotics because “typical modern diets are too sterile and not diverse enough to maintain optimal probiotic levels. Our food supply is now more processed, sterilized, and loaded with more antibiotics than ever before.”

And what makes Nexabiotic than other supplements is that it “has been formulated to cover all bases in terms of probiotics. Nexabiotic provides your digestive tract 23 different kinds of probiotics at a substantial dose (34.5 billion CFUs) which helps restore digestive balance. Not only that but Nexabiotic capsules are also specially engineered so that its high-quality probiotics survive the harsh stomach acid and make it into the gut where they need to be.”

Probiotics are found in foods such as yogurt and it’s beneficial for your digestive health. But I also decided to give Nexabiotic probiotics a try because I recently came back from Hard Summer Music Festival and had a pretty bad hormonal breakout.

Nexabiotic Probiotics Advanced

Pros

  • good for your digestive health
  • helps break down food
  • helps improve your skin & acne problems
  • fights off “bad” bacteria
  • contains 23 strains of “good” bacteria

Cons

  • large capsules, which may be difficult to swallow
  • must take 2 capsules daily (1 in the morning, 1 at night)
  • must be taken on an empty stomach with 8oz. of water
  • unpleasant scent

Nexabiotic Probiotics by Dr. Formulas

Final Verdict

Like I said, the main reason why I tried the Nexabiotic probiotics was to see if it would help with my acne. At the time I started taking them, I was going through a hormonal breakout. I also started eating clean again after a week-long cheat day and focused more on my skincare routine every night. After about a week, my skin did clear up but I’m not sure if it was the probiotics, my PMS going away, my diet and skincare… or a combination of all those factors. I will say that I would often feel nauseous after taking the capsules and that’s what made me stop taking them. Maybe it was my stomach getting used to the “good” bacteria but I couldn’t handle it. Not to mention, it was hard to keep track of taking the capsules on top of my other daily medications and vitamins. I would like to thank Dr. Formulas and Nexabiotic for providing me the opportunity to sample their products but I’ll probably just stick to drinking probiotic-infused juice from now on.

Have you tried any products containing probiotics? Let me know which ones are your favorite!

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*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received samples from Nexabiotic and provided my honest opinion on the product in exchange for compensation.

In Life on
August 31, 2016

August 2016 Favorites

August 2016 Favorites // Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Hello friends! My apologies for going MIA without any notice. This last month and a half has been insane. As most of you know, I started working a second job. So I’m working two part-time jobs with no days off. That means I hardly have any time to blog, let alone relax or catch up on sleep. But that’s no excuse to stop my passion project, which is this blog. I think I’ve finally got the motivation to put time aside to blog again. September is coming up and I think it’ll be a fresh start for me. I don’t think I can keep up with two posts a week… I’m actually still figuring out my blogging schedule. For now, I’m going to ease back into blogging with my August 2016 favorites!

August 2016 Favorites

August 2016 Favorites

2017 Ban.do Agenda

August 2016 Favorites // 2017 Ban.do Agenda

I can’t believe how quickly the month of August came and went. But you know what that means? I finally got to start using my 2017 Ban.do agenda!! If you haven’t watched my unboxing & reveal video, please do so. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I plan on incorporating videos into my blog posts.

Pokémon Hunting in Santa Monica

August 2016 Favorites // Pokémon Hunting in Santa Monica

I mean… the screenshot says it all, doesn’t it? My friends and I walked around Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street a couple weeks ago. My bag was so full of poké balls, I actually had to delete items to make space. I hatched a couple eggs, one of which turned out to be Bulbasaur. And look at all those lures! I have to go back soon.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

August 2016 Favorites // Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

My childhood lives on!! I’m so excited J.K. Rowling is continuing to write more Harry Potter books. I also can’t wait to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it comes out to theatres. You’ll definitely see me in line for the midnight premiere.

The Chainsmokers

August 2016 Favorites // The Chainsmokers

I went to Hard Summer and posted a picture on Instagram. The Chainsmokers didn’t even perform but they still found my pic, liked, and commented on it!! I freaked out at work when I saw the notification. I love the Chainsmokers so so so much. I saw them perform at Hakkasan in Vegas a couple months ago and I’m actually going to see them again at I Heart Radio and Wet Republic in September. If you haven’t yet, listen to their latest song with Halsey, called “Closer.” I’ve had it on repeat because it’s just so catchy.

Haha Sushi

August 2016 Favorites // Haha Sushi

I love sushi. If I had to pick one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would definitely be sushi. But I’m also picky with my sushi. I’m picky with what goes on my roll, the freshness of the fish, the customer service, and the list goes on and on. There are very few places in town that I love to get sushi from and Haha Sushi is one of them. Within this last month, Haha Sushi quickly and easily became my #1 sushi spot because they have lunch specials, which all come with miso soup and a soft drink, for $9.99 every day of the week. And since I’ve been craving simple hand rolls, I was so happy to find out they have a hand roll combo included in their lunch special! So if you’re ever in Fresno, definitely check Haha Sushi out.

What are some of your August 2016 favorites?! Let me know in the comments.

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