Thursday, April 30, 2015

Really Nice Makeup Brush Set in Carrying Case

Hi Ya'll 

How are you doing today?  I am in a bit of a quandary.  I want to live in three different places!  It is hard having loved ones in other states and countries.  Thank goodness for Skype!  But, the longing just to be in the same room as a loved one still remains, huh?

Well, when I do travel to visit loved ones, I can do it with "make up brush style"!  This seven brush set by Xtava is awesome.  

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I have been using these brushes for about 2 weeks, and have experienced no bristle fall out.  The brushes are soft and the handles are comfortable to hold.  I like the shorter handles, as I feel it gives me more control.

The carrying case these brushes come in is more like soft leather.  It is compact and even has a zippered compartment.

The set includes; a powder brush, foundation brush, kabuki brush, eyebrow definer brush, 2 sizes of eye shadow brushes, and a lip brush.

Although I like all these brushes, the stippling brush is my fave.  I use it to apply my foundation.

Xtava is also the company that manufactures the Professional Self Rotating Curling Iron.

Makeup Brushes may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product in exchange for my review.  I received no other form of compensation.

Monday, April 27, 2015

My New Best Friend!!


It appears that spring is a flop here in Ohio!  We had a few 70 degree days, then BAM last night it was 36 degrees.  That is like almost freezing again!  Blah, I'm tired of it!  

However, the cooler weather did not stop us from taking a road trip yesterday to learn more about essential oils.  It took us 2 hours to get there and usually I am in so much pain by the time I get somewhere, I can barely get out of the car, let alone walk around.
But, yesterday was different because I used my memory foam coccyx seat cushion. And, let me tell you, it made a huge difference.

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The shape of this "oh you need one" cushion prevents pressure on ones tailbone.  That is the area I have nerve damage in, so this cushion made a tremendous difference in my pain level.

Because it is made from memory foam, it will not flatten.  And, it has a lifetime guarantee.  Awesome!  A friend for life!

This cushion is machine washable.  It has a handy carrying strap, which one can see on the bottom picture, on the front side.  

I have big plans for this cushion!  It is going to baseball games, church and road trips with me.  

If you experience pain from sitting, I recommend trying this cushion.  You have nothing to lose!

I love my new best friend cushion.  I think you will too!

Seat Cushion may be purchased from Amazon.



I was provided this product in exchange for my review, I received no other form of compensation.

Amara Organic Serum


Today may we be healthy, wealthy and wise!  And, let us remember wealth is not only measured by the amount of money one has.  :)

One does not have to be financially wealthy to enjoy the benefits of Amara Organic Retinol Serum.  I find it to be quite reasonably priced.  And, a little goes a long way, so it should last for quite awhile.

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I like this product.  It is non greasy and absorbs fairly quickly into the skin.  There is no strong smell.  It is natural, vegan and cruelty free.  And, is made in the USA.

Retinol has long been known to aid in the treatment of acne.  This product contains not only retinol, but also hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.  This combination works to keep the pores unclogged and therefore one has less breakouts.

This product should be used after cleansing and toning the skin.  Let the serum dry, then apply moisturizer.

Because this contains retinol, one should use sunscreen, as retinol can increase the chance of a sunburn.

To read more about Amara Organic, visit their WEBSITE

Amara Organic Serum  may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product at no charge in exchange for my review.  I am under no obligation to write a positive review.  I received no other compensation.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We're talking Toner!

Greeting earthlings!

Ha!  So sorry, but I have always wanted to say that.  I think it goes back to some cartoon I use to watch.  But, I really can't remember, can you?

There are all kinds of "toners" in the world, but today we are talking face toners.  :)  Orange Blossom Water Toner to be exact.

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This product does not have much of an orangey smell to me.  It is a pleasant smell, but not orangey.  Now, this is no ordinary ole' toner.  This is made from orange blossom water from the Mediterranean.
It is 100% all natural.  I appreciate using products that have no added chemicals.

Why would one use a toner?  

-Visibly softens wrinkles and scars
-Stimulates new cell growth
-Balances skin tone and oil production
-Fades marks, scars and skin damage  (copied from company)

I have enjoyed using this product.  Sometimes after cleansing my face, it feels a little tight, but after using this blossom toner the tight feeling goes away.  I like to use a toner as a double check to make sure I have removed all foundation.  This toner does not sting my face.  

I am pleased with this product, I think you will be too.

Visit Foxbrim's WEBSITE

Orange Blossom Toner may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product in exchange for my review.  I received no other compensation.

Info on how Essential Oils work


I hope you are doing well today!  I just got back from visiting my West Virginia family.  I hadn't been "home" in 4 months, so it was really good to see everyone.  I haven't lived in West Virginia for almost 15 years, but it is still home.  Do you feel that way too?

In today's world, it seems more and more people are trying to remove harmful chemicals from their homes.  And, not only that, but also for healing purposes.  This is where essential oils come in. 

Essential oils are more than just a smell good product.  When used correctly, they can be quite beneficial.  I went to a essential oil home party and within an hour, the hostess had made fabric softener, carpet freshener, foaming soap, and dusting spray.   It was very easy to do, and used household items to add the essential oils too.

Essential oils work because they are able to penetrate the cells in our body.  This also is a reason why they should not be used willy-nilly.  Do your homework and find which essential oil works best for you.

I was given the opportunity to review a lavender oil by aVo.  This has a sweet lavender smell to me.  I put a few drops on a cloth at night and keep it close to my bed, or I put it in my mister.  The company states this is a 100% pure natural oil.  That is an important piece of information to look for when deciding on an oil.

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 Here are a few things one may use lavender oil for:  calming, sleep-aid, reduce swelling from insect bites, can be applied to minor cuts or burns.

It is a general recommendation that no essential oil be applied directly to the skin.  It should be mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut or grapeseed oil.

aVo lavender oil may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product at no charge in exchange for my review.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tablet Flexible Device Holder & Stand


How are ya'll doin?  I have been awake since 3 a.m. this morning, so I really haven't decided how I am. LOL  I know I'll be good though,  I don't have any reason not to be!

I was very fortunate to win a Kindle Fire on a blog giveaway.  I have wanted a tablet for quite awhile, so I was really happy to have won one.

But, I realized very quickly that they aren't that comfortable to hold.  They can put a kink in ones neck pretty dang fast!

I knew I needed some type of holder, so I was pleased when I was asked to review CLD brand flexible device holder.

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This can be shaped into different designs to hold everything from a cell phone to a tablet to a book.

It has made using my tablet a lot more enjoyable.

Flexible Device Holder may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this item for free in exchange for my opinion.  I received no other compensation.

Uses of Fractionated Coconut Oil


Welcome to Dragonfly Tales!  I appreciate you stopping by.  I don't get many visitors at my house, so I love visiting with you!

Today's review is fractionated coconut oil.  This is an odorless, colorless liquid.  It is not greasy and absorbs quickly.

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What I use it for the most is a carrier oil for my essential oils.  I also from time to time douse my hair in it and let it soak for several hours.  Pretty!  :)

Other uses for fractionated coconut oil include using it to make soap, body scrubs, and lotions.  It is great for massages also.

Since this product is odorless, it does not clash with any scent one may choose to add to it.

It comes nicely packaged in a cellophane bag with a gold twist tie.  It would be a quick and easy gift to put this product and some essential oils in a gift bag.  

100% pure fractionated coconut oil may be purchased on Amazon.  They offer a money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose, and soft skin to gain!



I was provided this product at no charge, I received no other form of compensation.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How does one use a Dermaroller and why would you want too?


It is a lovely day in the neighborhood!  Maintenance is mowing the grass and spring is in the air!  I love the smell of freshly mowed grass.  

Have you heard about Dermarollers?  They seem to be all the rage right now.  And, after experiencing the benefits I can see why!

This product comes very nicely packaged.  It has a nice plastic case that it is to be kept in when not in use.

A dermaroller should be a one person tool, because those are actually micro needles that pierce the skin.  The piercing of the skin causes collagen formation.  This in turn aids in helping acne scars, wrinkles, hair loss, brown spots and eye bags.

A dermaroller of this size, (1.0 ) can be used bi-weekly.
If using larger sized needles once a month is the norm.
It should be soaked in alcohol prior to use.
It should be used on a cleansed area only.
One may choose to use a topical analgesic prior to use.  
This should not be extremely painful.
If you apply too much pressure and start bleeding, you need to back off on the pressure.  Contrary to some videos on YouTube, one should not draw blood.

One rolls the dermaroller 4 times in a horizontal direction, vertical direction and diagonal direction.

After use, apply serums or moisturizer.

This product should be kept out of the reach of children.

Dermaroller may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product at no charge in exchange for my review. I received no other form of compensation.

Ultra Flex Knee Brace & Ankle Support

Hello out there!!

How is everyone doing?  I had an awesome Easter holiday.  I received a Easter present from my sister, which I wasn't expecting, and then my precious granddaughter surprised me with a dozen roses and candy.  Talk about feeling loved!  I truly wish everyone in the world was as well loved as I am.  I have awesome people in my life!

Ultra Flex was kind enough to allow me to review their knee and ankle braces.  I have a lot of knee pain from having a joint replacement.  I have a lot of ankle pain from breaking my leg 3 years ago.  I'm kind of a bionic woman.  LOL  Going through airport security is interesting!

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Not only are these braces great for when one has pain, but are also useful to those that play sports or run.  They can help prevent an injury.

They are very comfortable to wear also.  I got in the shower one day with the ankle brace on, because I had forgotten I was wearing it!

Here is the features of these braces as stated by the company:

» silicone strips that will warm up your muscles and prevent slipping
» enforced trim that guarantees integrity at high tension and a long life span
» 80% of neoprene that waterproofs the brace, firmly compresses your knee and covers splints.
» adjustable sizes to provide the best possible grip.
» open patella design will reduce the pressure on the knee without compromising the compression supplied to the muscle area.

I really like these braces.  I feel they are well made and the design is great.

To learn more about Ultra Flex visit their WEBSITE

Ultra-Flex Braces may be purchased on Amazon.  If one orders the knee brace, the ankle brace comes as a bonus!  



I was provided this product at no charge in exchange for my unbiased opinion.  I received no other form of compensation.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

"You have no wrinkles"

Hello again!

Thank you so much for being here.  Please take a minute of your time to follow my blog.  Links are on the side bar.  You do make a difference!

I made a new acquaintance about a month ago.  She is about 25 years younger than me.  When I told her how old I am, she said; "You have no wrinkles."  Whew, music to my ears.  LOL

Sometimes I think about just letting nature take its course, but then I wake up from that nightmare!

Anyway... back to the conversation.  She asked me what kind of make up I use and I explained to her it was more about skin care than covering stuff up with make up.

She had never heard of Vitamin C Serum, and I felt she would be a great person to give ya'll a different opinion on how it works.

When I saw her one week later, she said "my face feels so much softer."

When I saw her two weeks after she started using this product, I could actually see a big difference in her face.  It looked smooth and well hydrated.  She said that even her acne had decreased.

I honestly believe Vitamin C Serum is an awesome anti-aging product.  It is easy to use, also.  Wash face, use toner, apply serum, apply moisturizer.  Bam!

New Radiance Natural also includes Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and organic aloe.  This is a great combination for decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, and lightening discoloration, as well as moisturizing.

This product is made in the USA in a FDA facility.

New Radiance may be purchased on Amazon.



I received this product in exchange for my review, I received no other form of compensation.

Pure Resveratrol Extract


How are ya'll doin'?  I had some blood work done last week, and everything came back normal, so I'm pretty good for the shape I'm in!  LOL

I received a lovely surprise yesterday from my Sister.  She sent me chocolate covered strawberries and Easter decorated cake pops. She is the best!  I am so blessed to have such a great family.  

Well, enough about me!  Let's get down to the review.

Have you ever heard of Resveratrol?  Let's see if I can jog your memory.... red wine...  Yeah you guessed it.  Resveratrol is found in red wine and other types of berries.  Benefits may include increased energy, weight loss, decreased blood pressure and anti aging factors.

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These are easy to swallow capsules and leave no after taste.  I appreciate that this is a 45 day supply, as I was taught in nursing school that one should take a supplement 6-8 weeks to determine if it is contributing to their well being.

Island Vibrance is based in the USA in a FDA facility.  They offer a 100% refund if one is not completely satisfied.

As always, I suggest speaking with ones doctor before adding any new supplements.

Resveratrol Extract may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product in exchange for my review, I received no other compensation.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Stitch in Time


I hope today finds you well and happy!  I am doing good too!

I have always had a love for sewing.  My Mom and Grandma owned a fabric shop when I was younger.  I made myself a new outfit each week!  I was called the best dressed in school. :)

I have since loved to collect anything to do with sewing.  If I go to a yard sale or auction, I always look for sewing kits.  I have one cigar box that is full of old sewing notions.  I love digging through this and seeing the items the previous owner has saved in her sewing collection.

I was pleased when I was chosen to review this sewing kit by Quick Stitch.  It is a lovely assortment of sewing notions.  It comes in a very sturdy zippered case.

This makes it perfect for being able to take it along wherever one goes.

As you can see everything one would need for sewing is in this convenient case.  Just look at all those thread colors!  

This would make a great gift for college students, a bridal shower, anyone that travels, and well.... just anyone!

Quick Stitch Sewing Kit may be purchased on Amazon.



I received this product in exchange for my review, I received no other form of compensation.

Vitamin C Lotion Review


To those of you that celebrate Easter, HAPPY EASTER!!  Easter always seems like a time of renewing for me.  The weather is starting to warm up, flowers are popping out, and I just start feeling more energetic.  

I am always happy to start reviewing for a new company.  Foxbrim kindly sent me a bottle of their Vitamin C Lotion.  

I have used Vitamin C serums, but this is the first lotion I have used.  I really like using the lotion on my arms and neck, as well as my face.

It absorbs quickly, and has no lingering smell.  

The pump dispenser is great, as it helps avoid spills.

This product not only has Vitamin C, but aloe vera, green tea, and jojoba oil, all of which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  
This combination also helps to lighten dark spots.

I am pleased with the results I have seen from this product.  I think you will be too!

See more Foxbrim products by visiting their WEBSITE

Vitamin C Lotion may be purchased on Amazon.



I was provided this product in exchange for my review, I received no other compensation.




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