Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Makes Your Shower a Spa + Giveaway

* The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

One of the best ways that I can relax after a long, hard, stressful day at work is to step into a steaming hot shower.  So I’m a huge fan of any product that’s going to enhance that experience, so I was very excited to try out the new Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash, which is infused with Marula Oil.  Marula oil originates from South Africa, where it has been used as a cleanser and a moisturizing lotion.  And if you’ve been paying attention, oils are a HUGE trend in hair care and cosmetics right now, so Dial is right on trend.  This should give you a clue as to how awesome Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is.

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

As you can see, the Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash comes out rich and thick.  It is formulated with Micro Oil Technology, which leads to a thick lather that rinses clean.  It definitely leaves my skin feeling clean, extremely soft, and smooth.  It also smells great- a little citrus and sandalwoody to me, but definitely not too perfumed or overwhelming in any way.  It left my skin feeling soft and smelling great.  The light scent and the way that it makes my skin smooth mmakes Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is a great way to end a stressful day.

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100% Plant Based Konjac Sponge Infused with French Green Clay {Product Review}

* I received a free sample of the Konjac Sponge Infused with French Green Clay in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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The 100% Plant Based Konjac Sponge Infused with French Green Clay is 100% NATURAL, ECO-FRIENDLY and BIODEGRADEABLE, and is a great beauty sponge to add to your beauty regime.

As I have aged, my skin hasn’t exactly improved.  I’m actually more prone to having bouts of acne and blackheads than I did as a teenager.  Not to mention some of the anti-aging products can make my pores feel clogged after a bit.  An exfoliation routine is super important for me, but many of the products with chemical exfoliators are too harsh for my super sensitive skin – so I often have a bit of a dilemma on my hands!

This beauty sponge contains Konjac fiber, which is is grown on the pristine volcanic plains of Jeju Island in South Korea, free from chemicals, pollution and irritants.

When you open the sponge and get it wet, it soaks the water right up and just about doubles in size – it starts out quite hard.  However, once it is wet it is very soft and glides over your skin.  It gently exfoliates, cleanses, and is naturally pH balanced.  This is the perfect exfoliator for me – it is soft but still exfoliates – and the price can’t be beat, unlike expensive electronic gadgets.  

My favorite feature of the Konjac sponge is its shape – the tear drop is PERFECT for getting into the blackhead ridden creases around my nose! And the other best part is that the sponge is:

-Free From Chemicals, Pollution and Irritants

-100% Biodegradable and Sustainable (You can even plant it in your flowerbed or compost when you want to retire it)

-Not Tested on Animals, and Vegan Friendly

-Has NO Added Dyes or Colorants

PERFECT!  I am always trying to add more natural products into my routine, and the 100% Plant Based Konjac Sponge Infused with French Green Clay definitely fits the bill!

You can purchase the 100% Plant Based Konjac Sponge Infused with French Green Clay  on Amazon for only $10!

Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener {Product Review}

* Disclaimer:  I reviewed a free sample of Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not getting any younger, and neither is my skin!  So I’m always thrilled to try out new skin products, and I was SUPER excited to try out Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightner!  Formulated with scientifically proven ingredients and developed by a team of researchers, physicians, scientists, and estheticians sharing over 30 years experience, Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener offers natural, safe ingredients with clinically proven results.

Combining six powerful ingredients producing dynamic results, Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener will lighten and even out your skin tone within weeks, leaving you with a healthy, youthful look.

Ageless Derma has a very unique delivery method – you just push on the white disk and the perfect amount of Ageless Derma is dispensed.  I have been using it at night – it is smooth and creamy (almost mousse-like), and it doesn’t leave any kind of greasy residue.  I also didn’t notice any increase in acne from using this product, which sometimes happens.  It absorbs really quickly and leaves my skin feeling super soft.  I also have super sensitive skin and this hasn’t irritated my skin at all.  After using this for a couple of weeks, I feel like my skin is definitely smoother and glowing!  I highly recommend Ageless Derma for those looking to even out their skin tone.

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.



Fresh Faced Makeup – 100% Natural Mineral Makeup {Product Review & Giveaway}

* I received a sample of foundation from FreshFaced by Erica in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.



When I was younger, I was lucky to have pretty decent skin.  However, as I have aged (to the ripe old age of 34), I find that my skin is more sensitive and acne-prone than ever!  Which means that any prolonged exposure to dirt, grime, heavy makeup, etc. is a recipe for acne disaster!  I absolutely can’t use any kind of heavy liquid foundation, but I still need a great product to help cover up blemishes, but that won’t harm my touchy, sensitive skin.  That’s why I was THRILLED to be able to review foundation from Fresh Faced by Erica!

What Makes Fresh Faced Different

There are TONS of makeup products on the market, and I’m sure that you’ve seen or tried mineral foundation before.  What makes Fresh Faced so special is that it is 100% all natural mineral makeup!  There are absolutely NO chemicals, no dyes, no perfumes, no talc, and it is even vegan friendly.

Fresh Faced Skin Care was created Erica Suppa, a research scientist, esthetician, and licensed skin care therapist.  As a skin care therapist, she grew tired of seeing her clients have skin issues because of their makeup, so she created her own brand of cosmetics with the fewest natural ingredients possible that would both look natural, last all day, and wouldn’t settle into fine lines.

Let me tell you – she succeeded!  We officially LOVE Fresh Faced mineral foundation in my home now!

First of all, it came packaged beautifully…



It’s packaging is very similar to other mineral makeup that I have tried – the lid stays nice and tight.  I carried it around in my purse for several days and there was absolutely no spilling or leaking, so it is officially travel safe!


Fresh Faced by Erica mineral foundation is extremely easy to use.  I just tap a little bit of the mineral foundation into the lid and swirl whatever brush I need to apply (concealer brush, powder brush, etc.) around into the lid until it “picks up” the foundation.  I then buff around my face until I get the coverage I need that day.



Fresh Faced by Erica Mineral Foundation WORKS GREAT!  I get all day coverage, and the minerals don’t settle into the little fine lines around my eyes.  Plus, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all!

In addition to myself, there is one other makeup user in my home – my 13 year old daughter.  As a teenager, she is plagued by the occasional acne breakout as well.  However, I feel very, very uncomfortable letting her use most makeups, as I try to provide as many all natural and organic products in my home as possible.  So I was thrilled that Fresh Faced by Erica’s foundation was chemical free, so my daughter could use it as well!  Chemical free foundation is definitely a product I can sign on for my daughter to use!  Health issues aside, most foundations look WAY too heavy on her young, fresh skin, and sometimes can make acne look even worse by trying to cover it up.  So I was super excited to try Fresh Faced foundation on her as well.  Her she is with a freshly washed face.  As you can see, she has a little acne breakout going on.



I felt comfortable using Fresh Faced foundation with her, as it is all natural with no chemicals.  It’s also good for pregnant women, for the same reason.  Her she is after a light dusting of Fresh Faced across her face and a little bit on a concealer brush around her nose.



As you can see, Fresh Faced by Erica’s foundation gave her a nice smooth appearance to her skin without looking heavy or like she is wearing a bunch of makeup.  This is a definite WIN for us – she loved it and so do I!

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You can buy Fresh Faced by Erica Mineral Foundation for only $42 on her website.  This is comparable or less expensive than other mineral foundations I have used, and I think it works better!


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Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask {Product Review}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  I received Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Mask for my review, but all opinions are my own.

I adore mud masks, but I am super picky about which ones that I use.  I was so excited to try a new mask, Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Mask.

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask is a purifying mask that is packed with ingredients that are good for your skin, including Dead Sea minerals, aloe, vitamin C, jojoba, and olive oil.  Here are a few of the features it boasts:

  • Extracts and Detoxifies all Impurities
  • Great for Spot Treating Acne and Blemishes
  • Made with Real Dead Sea Mud containing 26 Minerals
  • Boosts Cell Renewal while Tightening the Pores
  • An all natural combination of Pro-Vitamins B5 and E Rejuvenates and Refreshes Your Skin

I really loved Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Mask.  It did not have an intense odor to it – it smelled fresh, clean, and pleasant.  It also was not super gritty – it went on very smoothly.  You only have to apply a thin layer, so this tube will last you about 3 months!  You let it sit on your face for 10-20 minutes.  Unlike some masks, this did not get “crunchy” or uncomfortable as it dried.  I basically forgot I had it on.

adovia dead sea mud mask

The results – LOVED it.  My skin was so soft after this mask!  And even better, I had a pretty decent sunburn when I used this mask – my sunburn was instantly better after I used the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask!  Whatever is in this mask is some awesome stuff.  I also have VERY sensitive skin and I was pleased to fine that I had no adverse reaction to the mask.

I highly, highly recommend adding Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Mask to your beauty regimen!

You can purchase Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask on Amazon.

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.

Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray {Product Review}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. All opinions of Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray are my own.

Springtime in Western NY is NO joke!  We can have any combination of weather, sometimes on any given day.  Just this last week, we have had snowstorms, rain, and a beautiful sunny day at 70 degrees.  To say that you have to be prepared for the weather when you live here is an understatement.  One of the hallmarks of a spring in Western NY is that it is going to be WINDY.  I’m always on the lookout for great beauty products that will keep me and the kids looking great, no matter what the weather in Buffalo brings.  I was super excited to get to try Sebastian Shaper Plus, because I have heard a lot of great things about this hairspray and I know the hairstylists at the salon where I get my haircut use it.

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One of the greatest hair challenges in my home is finding hairspray that my kids will tolerate (It smells!  It’s sticky! I don’t like it!).  So I was hopeful that Sebastian Shaper Plus would help not only hold my rowdy youngest daughter’s hair in place for Easter this year, but also that she wouldn’t complain too much about it. Here is the face she makes in prep for hairspray – a tad bit dramatic perhaps?

Sebastian Shaper Plus


I was really pleased with the Sebastian Shaper Plus!  It came out easily and in a nice, fine covering mist.  It smelled nice, and best of all, it wasn’t too sticky!  I tried it on my own hair, and it was still brushable.  It provides a really nice luster and just the right amount of hold without making your hair look gunky or clumpy like some sticky hairsprays.


It did a great job holding my wild child’s do in place with no fly-aways.  I love how Sebastian Shaper Plus made it shine too!




It did a great job on the front too.  The other great part about Sebastian Shaper Plus is that it’s a professional grade hairspray at a reasonable price – only $16.96!  Make sure to try it out if you’re coping with spring winds as well!

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.

Heidi’s Hair Ties {Review}

Thank you to Heidi’s Hair Ties for providing a sample for us to review!



We go through TONS of hair ties a year – and we have them everywhere!  Usually, we just use plain old black or brown hair ties.  Either myself or my older daughter almost always have a couple around our wrist or in our hair.  We recently had the opportunity to review a cool new hair accessory from Heidi’s Hair Ties.


Heidi’s hair ties are awesome – they are a bracelet and a hair tie all in one!  They are super stretchy, but still extremely strong. My daughter has really, really thick hair so we use serious rubber bands.  But Heidi’s Hair Ties had no problem holding her hair!


Heidi's Hair Ties


The great thing about them is that they are super soft – they won’t break your hair or leave the weird dents that regular rubber bands leave.  Plus, who doesn’t love a little bling on their ponytail or at the end of their braid!  There are tons of colors too to match any outfit.

The cool thing about Heidi’s Hair Ties is that they serve double duty.  Instead of having an ugly black band on your wrist, that cuts into your skin, cuts off circulation, and leaves an ugly red mark on your wrist, try Heidi’s Hair Ties – they serve double duty as a pretty bracelet.

Heidi's Hair Ties


One of the greatest features of Heidi’s Hair Ties are their price – you can get a variety of colors for only $10! They also have head bands, and hair ties with  a long sparkly bar that offers some SERIOUS bling for your hair.  They also have custom beads such as breast cancer beads, blinged out skulls, etc.  Make sure to head over to their website to check out all of the options.


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NAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection {Review}


I am always on the lookout for products that can tame my hair, which at times can be completely unruly, frizzy, and in general a big pain!  I recently had the opportunity to review the NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection.  This collection contains five prodcuts: NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Shampoo, NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Conditioner, NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask, NAAT Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor, and the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine.

The entire collection is designed to restore you hair’s nutritional balance in a natural way – instead of using animal-based keratins, the Brazilian Keratin collection utilizes a Green Keratin formula that stays in your hair longer.  It is great for all hair types, and it promotes hydration and leaves your hair healthy and shiny.   This is super important to me because my hair is naturally wavy, so I blow dry it straight every time I wash it, and it can get dry.




This is my hair “pre” use of the Brazilian Keratin collection.  My favorite product of the collection is the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask.  As you can see, it is thick and creamy.




You use this in place of regular conditioner after shampooing, and you leave it in for 10-20 minutes, and use it once every one or two weeks.   I love how soft and hydrated the mask made my hair feel!  Check out my hair AFTER using just the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Shampoo and the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask!  Just like the first picture, this is after ONLY blow-drying like normal – no other styling product has been used.

Brazilian Keratin


My hair was straighter, smoother, and definitely shinier!  And after using the Brazilian Keratin collection for a few weeks now, my hair looks even better!  And one of the best parts of this product is that you don’t have to go to a salon to get it – you can pick it up at both Walgreens and Walmart!


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Disclaimer:  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.

LippyDudu Lip Balm {Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Review and Giveaway}


As you may know, I’m on the lookout this year for fun and unique gifts for Valentine’s Day to include in my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.   If you plan on doing any smooching this Valentine’s Day, or if you are looking for a fun gift for your significant other or teenager, you must check out Lippydudu lip balm!

Lippydudu is an adorable little Etsy shop which carries lip balm, body balm, lip scrub, and a funny (and yummy smelling!) spray called “eww de toilet”.

I had a chance to review Lippydudu’s Valentine’s day creation, a lemonade lip balm appropriately named “Shut Up and Kiss Me”.  As you can see, the lip balm arrived in an adorable hand-stamped muslin gift bag.  This would be the perfect size to include inside a Valentine’s day card!


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Not only is this a seriously cute gift, the lip balm is, in a word, amazing.  I live in Western NY, where dry forced air, nasty weather and ridiculous temperatures can do some serious damage to your skin and lips.  It’s not uncommon for me to wake up with dry, cracked lips that can get pretty painful.


Lippydudu’s lip balm was a great cure!  The lip balm went on nice and smooth.  It was definitely not greasy at all – it left my lips with a smooth and silky feeling.  It’s taste was was very light and natural – it was a sweet lemon flavor, but it wasn’t too overpowering.  Best of all, it soaked into my lips and made them super smooth and eased the dry and cracked feeling!

Another awesome, awesome thing about LippyDudu’s lip balm?  No harmful chemicals, preservatives, or other gross stuff!  I recognized every single ingredient:  beeswax, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, argan oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, flavor oils, vitamin e.  This is a product that you can feel good about using yourself or allowing your children to use!



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Don’t forget to check out the other great items in The Mama Games Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!