Product Review: Intellident Toothbrush Shield #Intellident

IntellidentIt’s funny but true. I have this thing about always keeping my toothbrush covered. This has gone back a long way. I had read reports about particulates that fly around the bathroom (read: waste particles!) that land on all surfaces when the toilet is flushed. EWWW! Right after reading that, I bought a plastic toothbrush cover at the local dollar store and used it to cover my toothbrush. The only problem: the plastic toothbrush cover gets grimy and moldy! You have to keep tracks on these things, and often I forget. The toothbrush cover needs to get put into the dishwasher to sterilize it once in awhile.

Trying to keep your teeth and mouth clean is not such an easy thing!

When I was sent a sample of Intellident Toothbrush Shield to review, I was very interested to say the least. Basically, this product is a “breathable, quick drying shield…like a surgical mask for your toothbrush”. This product has been laboratory tested to be a 99.9% barrier against airborne and surface bacteria. This is a huge improvement against plastic toothbrush covers that trap and breed bacteria.


toothbrush shield

When I read some more into this product, I learned that a toothbrush can become contaminated in multiple ways including:

  • being stored in a shared cup or toothbrush holder with other brushes
  • being enclosed in a dark space (like a medicine cabinet) which can breed germs
  • being stored within 6 feet of a toilet

Using the Intellident Toothbrush Shield is really simple. All you have to do is peel open the package, and slide your toothbrush inside. It also has the benefit of wicking away moisture from your toothbrush while it is being stored. It can be used to keep your toothbrush clean for up to seven days. It’s really handy for use while either at home or traveling.

I really was excited to find this product, and find it a great addition to my toothbrushing routine. You can purchase this product at leading pharmacy chains including Walgreens, or from online retailers like or


Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Lise Watier Hydraforce Gel Creme #Glamsense

I was recently given the opportunity to test out a new product from Canadian beauty brand Lise Watier called Hydraforce Comfort Cream. It is a moisturizing product which can be used as either a daytime or nighttime moisturizer. I used it primarily as a nighttime moisturizer which I applied after using a cleanser, toner and serum.

The Hydraforce Comfort Cream contains a marine algae extract from the Gaspe region of Quebec. This algae is included because it enables the skin to thrive in a variety of environments. The extract is supposed to give the skin on the face and neck enhanced resiliency. The fragrance of this product reminded me of the sea, so the inclusion of the algae extract makes sense. The fragrance was noticeable but not overpowering. I liked it but people with allergies to fragrance would likely not be able to tolerate this product.

20160317_102547-1The Hydraforce Cream came with a plugin tool which plugs into your mobile phone. The tool is used to test the moisture level of the skin. The Hydraforce app is available for download on your Android or iOS device. You can test the moisture levels before and after the application of the skin. Not surprisingly the moisture levels of my face and hands were fairly low, because lately I have been lax in applying moisturizer. After applying the Hydraforce Cream, the moisture levels went up noticeably.

IMG_20160515_161003The Hydraforce Cream made my skin feel wonderful! I used it on my face, neck and hands. It had a lovely texture which made my skin feel silky smooth. When I woke up in the morning, I thought that my face still felt very soft. It was a nice sensation! I also liked the scent of this product, as previously mentioned, although it may not appeal to everyone.

I received this product at no charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


Product Review: Dove Beauty Products #Dove #Glamsense

I was recently sent a box of Dove beauty products in exchange for my honest opinion. All views are my own. No affiliate links have been used in this post.

I have been a user of Dove products for a long time, well before it became a beauty staple for today’s women. In university, I started using Dove shampoo, conditioner and antiperspirant and I never really stopped.

The main reasons for using Dove are that they work great for my hair/skin and they are highly moisturizing. Way back in the day, Dove bar soap was known for its nice scent, and the fact that it is made with moisturizing cream. When looking at the beauty bar that I received, it appears that not much has changed. It still smells great, and it is the best choice for using in my bath. I love how it makes my skin feel nice and soft, and it leaves a nice (but not overpowering) clean scent. For the shower, I use the Dove Body Wash. I was sent the Purely Pampering Shea Butter and Vanilla scented body wash. Not only did it smell AMAZING but it also left my skin silky smooth. It definitely was a pampering experience!

Dove Beauty Box

Dove Beauty Box

I was also sent a bottle of Dove Shampoo and Conditioner, a new formulation called Dove Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care. It promises to remove frizz by 100%. This was a huge bonus for me because my hair is really thick and frizzy. After using this shampoo and conditioner only one time, I was stunned. My hair looked so soft, and the frizz was definitely at a minimum. I was so bowled over, I chucked my old bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the trash, because they were doing such an inferior job at controlling the frizz.

Last but not least, I was also sent a container of Dove’s new Dry Spray Antiperspirant in Original Scent. You have probably seen the commercials on television for this product. It uses a non-CFC formulation for the spray mechanism, and this allows the product to go on dry. It is an improvement, in my opinion, over the sticks and gel type antiperspirants. When it goes on, you don’t notice any white residue on your skin. However, I must caution that you should still wait a couple minutes for the product to settle, as I found that it left white marks on my black shirt. (I put on my shirt literally seconds after using the dry spray) However, that was really a minor complaint. I am a total convert to dry spray, and Dove does it right. In addition to the Original Scent which I was given, I also have purchased the Cucumber and Green Tea Scent. Both were very nice smelling, the original with a light floral scent was very pretty.

Overall I LOVED the Dove beauty products that I was given, both for their pleasant scent (all), their moisturizing properties (shampoo, conditioner, beauty bar and body wash) and the way they keep me dry and fresh (dry spray).


Product Review: Yalmeh Vitamin C Serum #YalmehVitaminCSerum

yalmehIf  you have read any of my product reviews, then you will know that I am a big fan of facial serums. I find that these are little concentrated powerhouses that deliver much needed nutrients to the skin on your face and neck. I use them in conjunction with facial moisturizers to keep my face looking refreshed and smooth.

A serum that I was recently sent to review is made by a company called Yalmeh. Their 20% vitamin C facial serum is a new product for me. In the past, I have used their eye creams and facial moisturizers, and have been happy with the quality of their offerings.

Their 20% vitamin C facial serum is the maximum concentration that you will find in a facial serum product. It delivers a very concentrated amount of vitamin C which helps to reduce sun related damage to the skin. Vitamin C also acts as an anti-oxidant to help combat the damage caused by free radicals to the skin.

Vitamin C is one of the main ingredients contained in anti-aging products that you will hear dermatologists endorse for its effectiveness. While such products sometimes have a slightly higher price tag, you are paying for active ingredients which deliver results, instead of hyped-up promises.

I used this serum in conjunction with a vitamin C nighttime cream and eye product. I found that the serum had a nice consistency, not too thick, not too thin. A small amount dispensed by eye dropper was all that was needed to cover my face. I used the serum first, then waited a few minutes to allow it to absorb before putting any more product on my face. I did not find this product to be the least bit irritating to my face; there was no burning or stinging upon irritation. There was also no discernible fragrance which can sometimes cause irritation.

I really liked this facial serum and easily incorporated it into my nighttime skin care routine. I would have no hesitation recommend this product to others. Yalmeh has a great customer service policy; they truly care about your satisfaction. If for any reason  you are unhappy with their product, just contact their customer service department and they will refund your purchase in full. It doesn’t get much better than that in terms of service.

You can purchase Yalmeh 20% Vitamin C Serum on Amazon.

I received a complimentary bottle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.



Product Review: Forlan Skincare Night Cream #ForlanNightCream


I have been fortunate to test a lot of great night creams in the last couple years, and this product by Forlan Skincare is no exception.

Firstly, I would like to make a comment about the packaging of this product. It may seem superficial, but it points to an attention to detail. The bottle is sleek and elegant looking. It features a pump dispenser mechanism, which is cleaner to use. Also the opaque bottle protects the ingredients from degradation.

This night cream features several ingredients including vitamins A, C, and E which are antioxidants. These act as scavengers of free radicals, which cause damage to the skin over time. Also, the night cream contains several moisturizing ingredients including shea butter and aloe vera. All the ingredients work together to help keep your face looking fresh and moisturized.

I did not find the texture of this cream to be overly greasy. Each night, I used approximately 2 pumps of the dispenser to completely cover my face and neck. My night time skin care routine included washing with a non-irritating cleanser, toner, serum and then the Forlan Skincare Night Cream. Application of the cream did not cause any tingling, burning or irritation. When I woke up each morning, my skin felt soft and looked good.

I used this cream for approximately a month and was very happy with its performance. I would have no issue recommending this product to anyone looking for a good, non-irritating night cream. You can find this product on Amazon.

This product was provided at no charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Product Review: Glow2Go Self Tanning Towelettes #thermalabs

go2glowIt’s summer time and people (including me!) want to have a nice glow on their skin. I choose not to spend a lot of time in the sun, because it makes my skin age prematurely, and also I don’t want to get skin cancer. But that doesn’t mean I want to have white skin!

So the solution? Self-tanning products are the choice for me. These type of products have been around for a bit over 10 years, and it seems that they are getting more and more refined. In the past, if you used a self-tanning lotion, your skin ended up looking orange and strange-looking. Now, things are much improved, and products will give you a nicer looking, more natural tan.

I was sent a sample of Glow2Go Tanning Towelettes by Thermalabs to try out. I was really excited to try this product, and try to get my fake tan started. Right now, I am six months pregnant, and very white, so it was a clean palette.

I followed the instructions that were provided by Thermalabs, because I was not familiar with the application technique. First, they recommend that you bathe/shower and also exfoliate (but no shaving). The exfoliation helps to give the skin a nice smooth surface on which to apply the towelettes. After completely drying the skin, you open up a single-use towelette, and apply it to the desired regions, which for me were the arms, lower legs and area around the neck/upper chest. I am going to be attending a wedding and christening in the next couple weeks, so I want to have a bit of color for those occasions.

After apply the towelette, you wash your hands to get the self-tanning product off the palms. Then, they recommend you wait at least 10 minutes before you get dressed, to allow the product to completely dry.

glow2goAfter using the product, I found a very light but noticeable color on my arms and legs. It was not drastic, but I didn’t want to look fake, so it was right for me. Later in the week, I applied another towelette to enhance the color a bit, and it seemed to do the trick. I loved how easy it was to apply this product, and it generated just the right amount of color on my skin. When I get closer to the wedding and christening dates, I will reapply the product again to keep the skin looking good.

I really loved this product, and how easy it was to use. If you are looking for a good self-tanning product that is easy to use, and no fuss, I would definitely recommend that you check this product out. You can find this product on Amazon.

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Product Review: GoPure Naturals Rosehip Oil #gopure

gopureI recently received a bottle of 100% Pure Rosehip Oil from goPure Naturals to sample. In the past, I had heard of rosehip oil in my travels, but I was never quite sure what is was used for. After receiving my bottle, I decided to check out goPure’s website to find out more information about this product.

I quickly learned that rosehip oil is derived from wild rose bushes which are native to the southern Andes mountains, in South America. This type oil is rich in nutrients including vitamin C, E, and Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids. Many types of anti-aging products that I have tried over the years contain these same key ingredients.

What makes this type of oil unique is its texture: it absorbs quickly, without leaving any greasy residue. I absolutely found this to be true. I used 4-5 drops on some problem areas on my face (namely wrinkles and uneven textured areas), and I found that it was really nicely and quickly absorbed. There was never any greasy texture left over.

Rosehip Oil has a wide variety of uses. You can use it to treat a number of skin concerns including psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, scars and aging skin. Rosehip oil is also very useful for weak or brittle nails. When doing your own at-home manicures, you can use a few drops of oil to moisturize dry or damaged cuticles. If you have dry or damaged hair, a few drops of rosehip oil can be added after you wash and towel dry your hair to give your hair more moisture and shine. In addition, you can massage some into dry and itchy areas of your scalp if needed.

I really loved the utility of this product. I used it for dry patches on my skin, and also on a recent scar that I received due to a recent burn. It is a really nicely formulated product, there are no additives in goPure’s Rosehip Oil. It’s just 100% rosehip oil, free of fragrances, additives and chemical preservatives. I would have no hesitation in using it on any member of my family, including my young children.

You can purchase goPure Naturals 100% Rosehip Oil on Amazon. You can learn more about goPure Naturals product line by visiting their website or reading their blog.

I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.




Product Review: Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Oxygen by 180 Cosmetics #HyaluronicAcidSerumOxygen180cosmetics

180cosmeticsI have been a relatively recent convert to facial serums. They pack a vitamin/nutrient punch when it comes to infusing your skin with ingredients which keep it healthy. I only wish that I had started using them a few years ago, now that I have seen how nice they make your skin look.

When I received my bottle of Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Oxygen by 180 Cosmetics, I was immediately impressed by its packaging. It comes in a slim, elegant white box. When I removed the bottle of serum from the box, I was surprised by the size. It is a slim, fairly small bottle in comparison to other serums that I have used. The bottle includes a glass bottomed eye dropper which helps you apply the serum.

I quickly found out the reason for the small size of this bottle. The serum itself is very concentrated. You only need to use a drop, literally, and work it into your face. It spreads across the skin easily, and it does not cause any facial irritation or stinging. After waiting a couple minutes, I noticed that a couple minutes after application, the serum had fully absorbed into my skin without leaving any sticky residue.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Oxygen is sourced with high quality Swiss hyaluronic acid which helps to restore firmess and elasticity to the skin. In addition, this serum contains vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant, scavenging free radicals which damage delicate skin.

I used this product every morning and evening for two consecutive weeks. After this period of time, I was happily surprised by how nice my skin looked. Overall, it evened out my skin tone and made me look refreshed. I did not even need to wear makeup on my days off, because I though my skin looked pretty decent overall.

I was very happy with the quality of this product, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality facial serum.

I received a product for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.

You can find this product on Amazon.

Product Review: Vita Sources Maxasorb Vitamin D3 Cream #MaxasorbD3Cream

maxasorbVitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin”. Our bodies do not manufacture vitamin D on their own. When we go outdoors and our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun, it helps to drive the process of vitamin D production in our bodies. Vitamin D is one of those multifunctional super-vitamins which helps to power many processes in the body. One of the most important functions is the role that vitamin D plays in the maintenance of healthy bones. In addition, many scientists and medical researchers believe that adequate levels of vitamin D in the body are important for immune health and reduction of cancer risk.

For this reason, many people take vitamin D as part of their overall health regimen. It is possible to get vitamin D if you take a daily multivitamin, however it is common to augment this by adding a separate D supplement. Many doctors that we deal with in our pharmacy setting recommend that their patients take at least 1000 IU (International Units) of vitamin D each day. In Canada, where our outdoor season can be very short, it is critical that people get adequate levels of vitamin D through supplementation if they are not able to spend much time outdoors.

maxasorb2I was really intrigued when I was introduced to Maxasorb Vitamin D3 cream by Vita Sciences. This was definitely the first time that I have ever seen a vitamin supplement that can be administered in the cream form. It is a very innovative product idea for people who are not keen on taking tablets or capsules.

The unique pump, when depressed, dispenses a predetermined amount of cream in which is contained 1000 IU of vitamin D3. The cream itself is white, odorless, and looks much like any typical hand or body cream. You simply rub the cream into your skin once each day and you automatically have your daily dose of vitamin D3.

When I used the product, I applied the cream to my forearms. I did not detect any odor to the product, just as it states on the packaging. It is easily absorbed through the skin, and did not cause any skin irritation whatsoever. It was an easy thing to do each morning, I just made it part of my morning routine after I brushed my teeth.

This is a great product idea for people who are needing a vitamin D supplement, but don’t want to take an oral supplement. Also, this would be a great idea for people who are medically fragile and require tube feeding. In this case, it is easier to administer a transdermal cream supplement, rather than crushing a conventional tablet and administering it through the feeding tube.

You can find Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin D3 Cream on Amazon.

I received a sample of this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Freebie Alert! Get A Pair of Free Sterling Silver Earrings! #freebies

Lavender EarringsI just came across a great FREEBIE for all you bargain hunters out there. For a limited time only, you can get a beautiful set of sterling silver earrings for FREE from Darcus Tori!

There lovely earrings are made with .925 sterling silver into which a 6mm alexandrite (lavender) stone in set. Alexandrite is the birthstone for the month of June. As seen above, these earrings can be fastened securely to your ears with a wing nut clasp.

These earrings retail for $59.95, but from now until May 23rd, they are absolutely FREE when you use promotion code 0704. You can actually get up to 3 pairs of these earrings for free. That is amazing value. Plus you can stash these beautiful earrings away for a Christmas gift.

The only cost to you is shipping. I took advantage of this offer, and can attest that it is legitimate. I only had to pay $5.95 for postage. They will send you a tracking code so you can follow your order when it ships.

You can find this offer at the following web page. Share this post so others can take advantage of this great deal!

This is an unsponsored post. No compensation was received.