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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot | Bath & Shower Gel and Hand Lotion Review

PR Sample: I was sent full-size samples of Molton Brown's Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel and Hand Lotion to review (all opinions are 100% honest & my own). I'm no stranger to Molton Brown. I first learned about them when I joined a ritzy health club, back in my college days. That's where I fell in love with their eucalyptus scent. It's amazing to use after a workout. Talk about a pick me up! I also love their rhubarb & rose scent. Can anyone say rhubarb pie? Well I was recently sent their orange & bergamot scent. Of course I know what an orange is, but a bergamot? What is a bergamot (in my Veruca Salt snozzberry voice). I quickly went to Wikipedia. A bergamot orange is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange with a yellow & green color similar to a lime. It's a hybrid of a lemon & orange. Hmmm. I said, this should be interesting. Extracts of bergamot are used to scent food, perfumes and cosmetics. Well, there you have it! I've used the shower gel & hand lotion several times and I am smitten. It's a bright sunny day & happiness in a bottle! I kid you not. The scent lifts you up! It's uplifting. It's invigorating (in a natural way). It's very fresh & clean. The shower gel lathers & cleans well. The scent won't linger after your shower, so if you want to keep the scent going then buy the lotion (they sell the shower gel & body lotion as a set; save yourself some money and get both). I was sent the hand lotion. The hand lotion is super creamy & moisturizing. My hands felt very soft after using the lotion. I've included the notes for these below. It's a very nice mix. The scent is perfect for Summer and anything that starts your day off happy is great in my book. I think you'll love them to! The Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot collection also includes hand wash, bathing oil, body polisher, hand cream, aroma reeds, and home & linen mist. These also make really nice gifts.

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  Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel is Sweet
  Molton Brown Longdon Orange & Bergamot Hand Lotion is Supersweet
Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel ($30) 
Our iconic fragrance in a refreshing body wash, filled with vibrant Sevillian orange, bergamot and neroli. 
Top note: orange, bergamot and mandarin. Heart note: neroli, cardamom and galbanum. 
Base notes: musk, ylan-ylang and cedarwood.

Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot Hand Lotion ($34)
A nourishing hand lotion in our original fragrance, enriched with Sevillian orange, mandaring and neroli.
Top note: orange, bergamot and mandarin. Heart note: neroli, cardamom and galbanum. 
Base notes: musk, ylan-ylang and cedarwood.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mally Beauty MALLYWOOD Collection Review & Swatches

PR Sample: HOORAY FOR MALLYWOOD!!! HOORAY...HOORAY...HOORAY FOR MALLYWOOD!!! Hey Guys! I received a PR package from Mally Beauty. I know! I'm smitten! But my loyalty as always is to YOU! All my opinions are 100% my own and honest. I have reviewed Mally Beauty makeup several times on A Very Sweet Blog. My favorites from her have been the iconic Shimmer, Shape and Glow Palette and High Shine Liquid Lipsticks. I also love her Muted Muse Eye Shadow Palette. If you would like to see the Mallywood makeup collection in action, check out my YouTube video. The MALLYWOOD makeup collection can be found at ULTA Beauty and mallybeauty.com HOORAY! HOORAY!

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Mally Beauty MALLYWOOD Wazza Wassup! Ombre Highlighting Trio ($32) - Sweet
First of all, saying the name is so funny! You should hear me on my Instagram Stories! Secondly, Ombre Highlighting!?! Oooh-la-la! I've never heard of that before! That makes highlighting, NEW & FRESH again! I've never tried it, so this is what Mally says to do (on the package). First, take the creamy low level shimmer (SOFT) and apply it on your cheekbones and anywhere you want natural glow. Next take (MEDIUM) and apply that ON TOP of the cream (You're building shape!). Finally, take (STRONG) and tap that on the highest points of the ombre. I'm wearing all 3 in the picture below, but in my YouTube video I show how you build to this level of highlight by using each one. What I like about this palette, is you can easily go from a natural to blingy-bling-bling glow in minutes. This one palette can take you from day to night easily. It's very nice to have those kind of options. Love the hot pink design and sprinkles of gold all around the palette. Also a great working mirror is built into the palette. It also fits into the palm of your hand.

Mally Beauty MALLYWOOD Eyeshadow Palette ($29) - Sweet
When I swatched this eye shadow pallete, I thought the colors were really pretty. As you can see below, each is pigmented and they lay beautifully on the eyes. I followed Mally's video (on ULTA Beauty) for application. She suggested FEARLESS highlighter all over the lid, FABULOUS in the crease, FIERCE all over the lid and bottom lash line, and then LOVING tapped on the lid. This is how it looks on me. Also see it in action (I apply it) on my YouTube video. There's not much kick-up with the shadows, except for LOVING which is chunky. I think it's a cool palette. You can get many looks from it. I love the color scheme, which will work great year round. You get glimmer, matte & shimmer shades. Plus I love the uplifting, positive and sexy names of the eyeshadows.

Mally MALLYWOOD Highlighting Blush ($28 at ULTA) - Bittersweet
This is a blush & highlighter in one! I get nervous when I see swirls of color. Usually they're very pretty to look at, but perform horribly. This one is beautiful. Doesn't it remind you of a pinwheel? So many array of colors. I swirled them all together, and it came out to be a very light pink on my hand. Just looking at it, I didn't think it would look good on my skintone. So how does it look on? It was a little weird. It came off pinker on my cheeks, however the pink blends out and you're left with a bit of color but more highlight. I wouldn't wear this blush by itself. But when you use the ombre highlighting trio palette above, add your eye shadow and then add this blush... the look is very pretty. Check out my video and you'll see what I mean. I would only buy this if you plan on getting the entire collection.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NEW! Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream Review

PR Sample: I had a yummy weekend. I saw the musical Waitress and Arctic Zero sent me a case of their NEW light ice cream. My mom & I have been happily taste-testing these all weekend. THEY ARE DELICIOUS! Let me tell you, I like ice cream but I really don't go for a whole lot of stuff in my ice cream. Plus, I've reviewed some of Arctic Zero's Fit Chunky and Creamy pints in the past. Some I liked and some I didn't like. WELL I LOVE ALL OF THESE! Arctic Zero has knocked it out of the park with their NEW LIGHT ICE CREAM pints. I was skeptical! When they said, LIGHT ICE CREAM, I immediately thought watery, watered-down, no taste ice cream. NOT SO with these! NOT AT ALL! You think you're eating regular ice cream. So much taste! So much flavor! It shocked and impressed me. My mom, who is even more persnickety than me LOVED THEM! She almost ate one of the pints. I was like MOM! I have to take pictures of them! LOL Flavors I never thought I would go for, I absolutely love! Plus, these are 280-360 CALORIES PER PINT! My favorite brand ice cream is 600 calories per pint! So these are almost half the calories. Compare them to your favorites. NO SUGAR. NO ALCOHOL. NON GMO. rBST Free. I highly recommend these. Give them a try!

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Cookie & Brownie Dough 
creamy vanilla flavor with cookie dough and brownie dough

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies
creamy peanut butter with chocolate cookies and rich peanut butter swirls 

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Cookies & Cream 
creamy vanilla flavor with chocolate sandwich cookies

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Chocolate Chunk
Creamy chocolate with dark chocolate chunks.

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Toffee Crunch
creamy vanilla flavor with toffee chunks and caramel swirls

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Vanilla Bean
creamy vanilla with real vanilla beans

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream | Mint & Chocolate Cookies
creamy mint flavor with chocolate cookies and dark chocolate chunks

Now Available at Select:

Fresh Thyme, Giant, Giant Eagle, Jewel, Martin's, Russ's, Safeway, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Super Saver & Woodman's stores.

* Arctic Zero light ice cream flavors contain between 64%-74% fewer calories and 84%-94% less fat than similar flavors of full-fat ice cream.

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