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Sunday, February 22, 2015

HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE that actually TASTES GOOD (ft. Sari Foods)

Hello everyone!

I know what you're thinking, "EW GREEN JUICES LOOK LIKE SEWAGE WASTE". And I'm going to be completely honest, 2 years ago, I thought the exact same thing. However, ever since I made a lifestyle change (eating healthy, working out, being conscience of what I'm doing to my body), I began to explore the realm of wholesome ingredients that I need to incorporate into my diet. I recently got my own Nutribullet, and I absolutely love it! You can make pretty much anything you want with it...smoothies, nice cream, soups, dressings, shakes, doughs...anything!

Today, I wanted to share with you a nutrient-packed, vitamin potent, smoothie that tastes absolutely fruity and delicious! I drink it mostly once a day! It's a vibrant green shade because of the Spirulina Powder by Sari Foods inside of it. It also contains a blast of extra Vitamin C because of the Vitamin C Powder by Sari Foods. These two products can be purchased on amazon (http://amzn.to/18fiZ2p and http://amzn.to/1DIv25g) Let me tell you why I chose these products to put into daily green smoothie!

Sari Food's Organic Spirulina Powder contains only 100% organic, pure spirulina powder. Spirulina is one of the top superfoods that is starting to get a lot of attention with celebrities, models, and even people at home who want to keep their body in prime condition! it benefits the inside of your body (digestion, detoxification, cell generation, etc.) as well as the outside of your body (skin, hair, figure, nails, etc.) Click here for full details on Sari Food's Organic Spirulina Powder



The Claims:
  • OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH WITH NATURE'S MOST PERFECT MULTIVITAMIN. With over 100 naturally occurring and bioavailable vitamins & nutrients, Sari Foods Spirulina contains more than 60% protein and is a non-synthetic source of iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9s).
  • STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. Organic Spirulina is the most nutrient dense food known to humankind and works miracles in the body by helping to balance your pH and reduce Inflammation - which is the root of most disease. This nutritional content is immuno-amazing!
  • FIGHT AGING & FREE RADICALS. This miracle from the sea has more antioxidant activity than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and 3900% more beta carotene than carrots, packing a powerful antioxidant punch that promotes skin health and cell regeneration while providing protection from cell-damaging molecules absorbed by the body through pollution, poor diet, injury, or stress.
  • IMPROVE ENERGY, MOOD & METABOLISM. Organic Spirulina elevates your energy by unlocking sugar from your cells so it does not get stored as fat. The deep green color of Spirulina comes from a high concentration of Chlorophyll which absorbs its pure energy from sunlight and is considered nature's most effective energy booster, giving you instant and all-day energy.
Source: amazon.com 
Sari Food's Organic Spirulina Powder can be purchased here for only $23.95 for a 16 oz bag!

Sari Food's Organic Vitamin C Powder is derived from Acerola Cherries, a high source of Vitamin C (Equivalent to 65 oranges!) It is 100% food based and natural. Vitamin C is very good for your body, just like Spirulina Powder. It aids in absorption of nutrients, which is why I love to use it in conjunction with my Spirulina Powder, so that all of the vitamins and minerals are fully absorbed. Click here for full details on Sari Food's Organic Vitamin C Powder. 




The Claims:

  • PRIORITIZE LONG TERM HEALTH WITH NATURAL OVER SYNTHETIC. Many Vitamin C supplements (like ascorbic acid and calcium ascorbate) contain isolated and/or synthetic vitamin C that is highly toxic and may cause you more harm than good. Sari Foods 100% food based vitamin C is nature's complete complex, providing you with all of the benefits of this miracle vitamin without compromising your body or health. And rest assured, our Vitamin C powder is also organic!
  • REDUCE THE SEVERITY & DURATION OF COLDS. Natural Vitamin C is the missing piece of the puzzle to your body's immune system, offering protection against colds and reducing the threat of nearly every virus known to man. Vitamin C is also a natural antihistamine which means it even helps keep allergies, asthma and inflammation in check!
  • TURN BACK TIME. Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen production and cell regeneration, anti-aging's two greatest secrets, helping to reduce wrinkles as your skin retains greater elasticity and firmness.
  • PROTECT YOURSELF. With extreme antioxidant activity, Organic Vitamin C fights free radicals, protecting you from the cell-damaging molecules absorbed by the body through pollution, poor diet, injury, or stress. Sufficient levels of vitamin C are also required for the synthesis of stress hormones (like adrenaline), which plays a crucial role in countering the ill effects of stress.
  • GUARD AGAINST DISEASE. Since our body doesn't produce it, natural Vitamin C is the most important vitamin you can consume for optimal health as it is shown to help reduce many degenerative conditions.
  • Source: amazon.com
    Sari Food's Organic Vitamin C Powder can be purchased here for only $29.95 for a 6 oz bag!

    What I love about Sari Foods is that they only use whole foods to make their products (no additives, gmo's...or any other unnecessary garbage) Their products are natural, high quality and not as expensive as the ones you can find at health food stores. They also offer free shipping on their products via amazon! The only thing I have to mention, is that the packaging is very difficult to close. So, I suggest placing your opened bags inside a larger ziploc bag so that it won't get everywhere. 

    So, onwards to the recipe!


    Ingredients:
    -Fresh, Organic Spinach
    -Handful of Organic Mango Chunks
    -3 pieces of Pineapple Chunks
    -1 Tblspoon Sari Food's Spirulina Powder
    -1 Tsp. Sari Food's Vitamin C Powder
    -1/2 cup pure orange juice
    -Green Tea (fill to the top!)

    Blend away!

    Look at that vibrant green! All those nutrients ready to be absorbed into your body! No artificial colors, dyes, additives...NOTHING! 




    I hope you enjoyed this, let me know if you want any other recipe/health tip posts!

    Be sure to check out my latest youtube video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7n3JaSi5as
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    Also, now is the perfect time to buy Sigma Brushes! Go to: http://bit.ly/1vTMKjP and use code "BOLD2015" for 10% off your purchase!


    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa

    Disclaimer: Products were provided for possible review. However, like all my reviews, all opinions are my own. 







    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    (VIDEO) Top 5 High End Makeup Must Haves/ Worth the buy! (2015)

    Hey everyone!

    Guess who is back on youtube! I just uploaded a new video on youtube and I talk about my top 5 high end makeup must haves that I think are worth the price that they are!

    Click here to watch the video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7n3JaSi5as 



    Don't forget to subscribe, new videos will be uploaded soon!

    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa

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    Sigma products at 10% off with the code BOLD2015: http://bit.ly/1vTMKjP

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    NEW: Physicians Formula Argan Wear Line (Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil, lluminating Oil, Blush and Bronzer)

    Hello everyone,

    I'm sorry for the lack of posts, thank you so much for 148,000 followers! I've been very busy lately with school and senior year crazyness that I've been not as active on here as much. Anyways, I was walking through Kroger the other day and saw that Physicians Formula has a couple new products that immediately caught my eye. The bronzy packaging drew me in because, let's be honest, who wouldn't want luxurious golden bronze skin?! Especially in the winter time, that sexy bronze glow is a must!

    Physicians Formula is exclusively sold at drugstores (Target, Walmart) and Ulta, but have many products that meet, and even exceed high-end product expectations.

    If you want to try these products out, I suggest you purchasing them from Ulta because they offer a $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon, as well as many promotions involving Physicians Formula (for example, they are currently having a BOGO 50% sale on all Physicians Formula products!)

    Here is the whole line of Physicians Formula's new Argan Wear line

    Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush and Bronzer Line
    Shades from left to right:
    Rose Rush
    Natural
    Light
    Bronze
    $14.99 (Bronzer)
    $12.99 (Blush)
    Physicians Formula's 100% Pure Argan Oil
    $14.99

    Physicians Formula 100% Pure Argan Oil Ingredients List

    Physicians Formula 100% Pure Illuminating Argan Oil
    $14.99
    Physicians Formula 100% Pure Illuminating Argan Oil Ingredients List
    Tried any of these products out? Let me know what you think!

    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa

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    *Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, I purchased everything myself.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    SIGMA 2014 BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DEAL!

    Hello beautiful!

    I am super excited to share with you Sigma's EXCLUSIVE Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal!

    Use Code: BF2014
    Use Code: CM2014

    If you purchase anything, I'd love to hear what you got! 

    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa

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    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    SEPHORA 2014 BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

    Hello lovely ladies (and gents)!

    Sephora found a new sneaky way to inform beauty obsessors, like myself, their upcoming Black Friday deals! They posted them on their snapchat story (@sephorasnaps)! If you don't have a snapchat, lucky for you, I screenshotted the pictures they posted on their snapchat! Get ready for some amazing sets! Like every year, the majority of the huge steals are $10!






    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa Tiffanie

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    Also, Sigma will be offering FREE SHIPPING (no minimum! on all orders this Black Friday!)
    CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO SIGMABEAUTY.COM


    Disclaimer: Valentia Skincare was kind enough to send me their product for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    REVIEW: Exuviance Illumination Duo

    Hello beautiful!

    With school already in session, my schedule has been fully packed! A lot of you enjoyed my review on the Valentia Vitamin C Serum, so today I have another review on another product packed with Vitamin C as well as antiaging benefits! It is the Exuviance Illumination Duo and you can purchase this in stores at Ulta! It is also available at http://www.neostrata.com/product/exuviance+illumination+duo.do to purchase it as well.


    Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex
    $77 online and at Ulta


    The Claims:


    Exuviance Illumination Duo contains two potent antiaging solutions that combine to combat visible signs of aging including age spots and lines and wrinkles to help renew skin's radiance.
    The powerful Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gluconolactone in Evening Restorative Complex decreases lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and improves roughness and texture. Lactobionic Acid - a potent antioxidant - inhibits wrinkles from forming, plumps and firms the skin, and enhances clarity. This bionic blend of PHAs, along with botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E, delivers full-strength anti-aging benefits without drying or irritation, even on the most sensitive skin types.
    The 100% pure active formulation of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster contains Vitamin C, an essential co-factor in collagen synthesis, known for its power to strengthen skin's matrix, improve firmness and smooth wrinkles. Plus, we've added our patented super antioxidant, Aceta-C™, to enhance the natural antiaging effects of Vitamin C, amplifying its skin-protecting and pigment-evening effects. Together, they help fade the appearance of unwanted dark spots, and strengthen skin's defenses against future discoloration and signs of aging.


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    Because this serum is specifically for those interested in defeating the signs of aging, and I am just a teenage girl, I gave the samples to my mom to try out. In the duo, you get the Evening Restorative Complex, and the Vitamin C+ Antiaging booster. This is what she had to say: "This cream wasn't heavy or greasy and melted right into my skin. My skin looked very luminous, and it made my face feel very supple. The process was a bit tedious at first (scooping the product into the cream), but after a while I got used to doing it. I did notice that my skin looked more firm and makeup was more easier to apply. This product did not break me out and I love this more than my Lancome Genefique! Definitely will be purchasing again."

    This antiaging revolutionizing product can be purchased at Ulta or at http://www.neostrata.com/product/exuviance+illumination+duo.do for $77. This includes an Exuviance Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster, 0.35 oz, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, 1.75 oz

    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa

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    Disclaimer: Valentia Skincare was kind enough to send me their product for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    REVIEW: Valentia Skincare Even Glow Vitamin C Serum


    Hello everyone!

    Today, I wanted to share with you a new product I've tried this summer: Valentia Skincare Even Glow Vitamin C Serum! Firstly, let me just say that this product smells like summer in a bottle! It has a vibrant and lively citrusy scent that is reminiscent of eating sweet oranges on a hot summer day! Before I get started on this review I want to first mention that I've been using The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost for the longest time, and I didn't really notice much of a difference with my skin, except that it worked as a really nice primer that had a light orange scent. When I tried this serum out, I can honestly say that I do notice a difference in my complexion! My skin feels supple and although it isn't intentionally used for clearing up acne, I have not broken out at all the past weeks and I highly believe it is because of this serum. Even the acne scar above my brow has faded!

    "Our skin is damaged each day due to environmental pollutants, oxidative stress, and chemical laden cosmetic products. The amount of free radicals waging war on the skin quickly depletes our natural protective resources." -Valentia Skincare


    Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum  1.18 fl oz.
    $35.00+free shipping on amazon.com!
    Made in the USA!

    95% natural ingredients!
    Dispenses from a dropper
    Gel/serum consistency...smells amazing by the way!

    On amazon.com, 5/5 star rating out of 303 real customer reviews!

    The Claims
    "Our premier formulation is backed by scientific research into the efficacy of each of the natural ingredients we have carefully selected. 

    Our proprietary blend of *skin super oils compliment our 20% Vitamin C base, leading to a powerful antioxidant treatment. Each natural ingredient was chosen to support and enhance Vitamin C’s efficacy on the skin, leading to more well-rounded serum to add to your daily skin care ritual.

    Our Even Glow Serum will repair, refresh, and renew your skin; restoring evenness to your complexion, giving you an extra boost of confidence each time you look in the mirror."
    _________________________________________________________

    SUPERIOR INGREDIENTS:

    Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

    In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin. 

    ***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin. 

    ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C

    RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

    HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion

    GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.
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    98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)

    EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

    INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE:
    Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

    ABSORBS RAPIDLY:
    Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

    BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION:
    The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

    REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES:
    Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

    Source: valentiaskincare.com

    Vanessa's Opinion

    Like previously stated above, I did notice a difference with my facial complexion. I mean, I didn't really wear much face makeup for the past weeks! My skin is soft, even and appears radiant. This product didn't make me breakout, and surprisingly, my acne has disappeared! I applied it once in the morning after cleansing, before moisturizer, and the same routine at night. I did feel as if this serum was a bit sticky when first applying, but when it dried the sticky feeling was gone. I'm so happy I found this product because it works so much better than the Body Shop Skin Boost which did nothing for my skin in the longterm.


    So, you're probably asking yourself...."Where can I buy this miracle serum?" "Is it too expensive?" I can answer those questions in one easy sentence: You can buy it on amazon.com for only $35.00+FREE shipping! Most serums that my mom, my sister and I have purchased at beauty counters or Sephora range from $50-$150, so this serum is not only one of the best I've tried, but best in value too! This product is sold only here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJD8NLY and Valentia Skincare also backs up their product with a 90 satisfaction guarantee.

    For more information, please visit www.valentiaskincare.com 

    Until Next Time,
    xoxo
    Vanessa

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    Also, Sigma has a new August code for 10% your purchase and Free Shipping on orders $50+: AUG2014 
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    Disclaimer: Valentia Skincare was kind enough to send me their product for consideration. All opinions are my own.