Azara Organics Seaweed Powder Review #seaweed


   


It is not everyday you find a skincare product that you can immediately say will be a staple in your beauty routine.





This is the first time I have ever used a seaweed powder. I researched a little to know more about the product.
Sea kelp is a  seaweed or marine algae that is available in powder form. It may be brown, green or red, and is rich in various nutrients such as minerals and proteins. 
Azara Organics sent me the product for my honest review. The jar consists of 8 ounce of fine kelp powder. There was a customer protection seal for freshness. Azara Organics Seaweed Powder(Ascophyllum Nodosum) is wild harvested from the clean cold ocean water of the North Atlantic. It is constantly tested to insure its quality and consistency.


There are many uses of Seaweed Powder.

Health Benefits

It is one of those ingredients that you should consider adding to your diet. It is full of iodine, which American diets can be lacking in, as well as B vitamins. 



Seaweed Powder for Weight Loss

Seaweed powder may also be a valuable food for those on a weight-loss diet since improved metabolism can help remove excessive fat in the body.

Hair Problem?
If your problem is that you simply don't have as much hair as you'd like, seaweed can help! Because it contains so much iodine, it can stimulate hair growth. There can be plenty of reasons why people start to lose their hair, one of the most common and one of the most overlooked is an iodine deficiency. A simple diet change is all it takes to grow more hair!
As an added benefit, when you apply Seaweed mask direct to your hair, the iodine can  fight off bacteria and microscopic fungus.That is what's eating away  your hair follicles and making you look a little thin on top.



Skin Benefits:
Seaweed  has  skin care benefits that can not be ignored, if you don't mind the sea smell. A seaweed body wrap or detoxification methods such as sea kelp powder baths, is a popular treatment in many spas. It helps to remove toxins from your body and may improve overall health.  Seaweed powder is mixed with oils and essential oils to create a mud-like consistency that is applied to exfoliated skin. You are  wrapped up tight and left to relax for about 30 minutes. It is thought that the seaweed pulls out the toxins in your body and can aid in general well-being, relieving aches and pains temporarily.




Seaweed Body Wrap


You can easily make a seaweed body wrap at home. It is a good idea to exfoliate before you wrap your skin. I used it in my husband's absence. A girl needs a "Me" time too.

What You Will Need:
1/2 Cup Azara Organics Seaweed Powder ( You can buy it here.)
3-4 Tablespoons of Your Favorite Oil (Olive, Argan, Jojoba...)
2-4 Drops Essential Oils (Optional)
Warm Water
Plastic Wrap
Towels

Mix the seaweed powder, oil and water until your desired consistency. It should be thick paste, not watery.
After mixing, you can add the essential oil if you like.
Line your bed with plastic, perhaps a cheap shower curtain,. This will protect your bed or your floor. Lie down wherever you are most comfortable for 30 minutes.


Applying to Skin:

Standing over a towel or in the shower. Apply mixture to your entire body. (It is going to be messy.) Once applied, you can wrap areas of your skin with plastic wrap. Having someone help with this will make it easier, especially for the torso. Just do your best - the plastic will stick to the "mud", so it doesn't have to be perfect.

Once wrapped, lie down on a towel and apply another towel over the top of you to keep yourself warm. If you have a blanket you don't care much about, feel free to get under the covers to encourage sweating. Sweating can help further detoxify your skin. Seaweed contains acids that can bind to toxins in your body. Kelp or seaweed combined with heat, penetrates your skin and draws out impurities

Tip: While you rest, consider placing sliced cucumbers over your eyes to reduce puffiness.

After 20 to 30 Minutes:

Remove wrap and take a warm shower to rinse off all the seaweed "mud".

Seaweed Face Mask

If a messy body wrap isn't your thing, reduce the recipe and make a face mask instead. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off.

"Cellulite" No Please.....
For most of us, "cellulite" is so unsightly and so hard to get rid of! However, seaweed can make your skin more supple and more elastic .... These are the two things that can help stop cellulite in its tracks.


My thoughts

I had no idea about the smell but Azara Organics already mentioned that they have not used any chemicals to hide the natural seaweed smell. I did not know what to expect. Well I have to admit, I am not a big fan of the odor.





. I followed the directions, using a tsp of powder and 2 tsp water but had to add more water as it was too thick. I added couple of drops of argan oil, and left it for a while. I noticed the strong odor subsided a little. I applied the mask like any company made mask and left it on for 15 minutes. I am glad that though the odor is too strong but there are no chemicals added to hide it, as I am trying to go all natural. I am happy that at least Azara Organics is trying to make an effort and providing us with all natural 100% seaweed powder. I also tried it as a body wrap and noticed remarkable difference. The smell is overpowering, for that you can add essential oils, like lavender, jasmine or any other of your liking. Azara Organic is trying to bring no chemical,100% and all natural product. Their motto is If we don't feel safe and comfortable ingesting it into our body then it does not belong on our skin. I recommend this product.
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Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream Review #BodyMerry


         





Our skin is the most important and main organ ,it is also the only organ that takes a lot of abuse and ignorance and as a result we look ten years older than our actual age.

When I was growing up my mom helped me a lot on how to take care of my skin. Keeping it clean, exfoliating it and using less chemicals .....I followed all and I am glad all her efforts and suggestions paid off!!
But there are certain things or lets say changes on the skin that you have no control over ,fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, crow's feet and the worst of all Dark circles

Dark circles under the eyes, sometimes called shadows or dark rings under the eyes, are the appearance of dark skin between the lower eyelid and the top of the cheek.

I know that taking care of my skin goes beyond just the products I slather on. Many of the lifestyle choices I make every day can have a significant effect on how my skin looks and feels.
but the best way to help slow the hands of time on my face that really makes a difference is to use a cream that helps diminish aging signs.
For me the biggest factor is Dark circles.
There are hundreds of skincare products that claim to reduce dark circles,but do they really work??
Luckily I got chance to try a new cream By BodyMerry.
Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream is a comprehensive solution for all eye concerns – whether its dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, dryness, sags or bags.


My Opinion:
Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream comes in a plastic bottle which contains 30ml product. This eye cream is white and creamy and it has barely noticeable scent.(It smells like licorice, apple and I love that)
The cream itself is very light and absorbs quickly leaving eye area nicely moisturised. I noticed my dark circles becoming lighter and lighter by every day and fine lines around my eye area have almost diminished. It contains an impressive mix of proven hydrating ingredients like Jojoba Oil,beeswax, Cocoa butter.
It is made in USA and has not been tested on animals.
In conclusion this is a pretty good eye cream. I noticed a big effect on fine lines, it made my under eye area look lighter and I liked that Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream absorbs quickly leaving my eye area moisturised.
It is difficult to get an eye product that looks as though it works...but this one really does seem to do a good job..

Would I purchase it again?Yes of course.

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Before and After


Information about the Product and Ingredients

Ingredients
Some of our KEY ingredients are: Peptide Complex + Amino Acid Emulsification + Antioxidants + Hyaluronic Acid + Retinol + Vitamin C (2 types!) + Vitamin E + Vitamin B5 + Aloe + Rose Hip Oil + Jojoba Oil + Coconut Oil + Beeswax + Cranberry + Licorice + Sunflower Oil + Borage Oil + Flaxseed Oil + Evening Primrose Oil + Lavender + Calendula + Chamomile + Witch Hazel + Glycolic Acid + MSM + Cocoa Butter + Cucumber + Green Tea + Bearberry + Blueberry + Oregon Grape + Eyebright + Coenzyme Q10 + Lemon + Lemongrass + Apple + Sugarcane + Grapeseed Oil + Macadamia Nut Oil + Palm Oil + Tamanu Oil + Raspberry Seed Oil + Avocado Oil


A Word From Body Merry
Do you want your eyes to express everything but your age? 
This cream is perfect for your eyes since we reject the idea of using harsh chemicals for the delicate eye area and use natural and organic ingredients instead.We've packed in cutting edge peptides like Matrixyl-3000 and Tripeptide-5 with an ocean based Retinol and botanical Hyaluronic Acid. We know that's not enough – so we've added lots of antioxidants, organic vitamins and minerals, pure plant oils and botanical actives – Aloe, Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin C, Cucumber, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Tamanu Oil, Green Tea, Licorice, Eyebright, Avocado Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Lemon, Lemongrass, Vitamin B5, Lavender and Chamomile (to name just a few!).Our cream works well on all skin types and leaves your skin looking and feeling firm, plump and young. Get fast and lasting results and be at the receiving end of compliments!
Look Younger Than You Are With Our Revolutionary Age Defense Eye Cream!
You've come to the right place if:
~ You're saying NO to sticky creams that burn and leave your skin itchy and dry; ~ You want a cream that doesn't give itself away under make up; ~ All you want is a Guaranteed solution for all your eye woes, whether its dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, sags or bags.


We're special because:
~ We reject the idea of using harsh chemicals for the delicate eye area and use natural & organic ingredients instead; ~ We've packed in Vitamins C+E+B5, Peptides, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid; ~ We know that's not enough. So we've added Antioxidants, Minerals and Plant Oils: Aloe, Witch Hazel, Cucumber, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Licorice, Eyebright, Avocado Oil and Rose Hip Oil (to name just a few!); ~ Our cream works well on all skin types and leaves your skin looking and feeling firm, plump and young; ~ You can get effective and lasting results and be at the receiving end of compliments!






A little amount goes a long way


Here are some quick tips on how you can get the most out of this eye cream:
Clean and completely dry your skin before use.

A tiny amount (smaller than even a pea sized dollop) is sufficient for both eyes, so take it easy until you find the quantity that works best for you.

Use your finger to dab the cream along the contours of your eyes. This is the area under the eyes to the cheekbones, at the outer corners and underneath the brows.

Use on eyelids as well. This helps to keep droopy lids at bay. If crow's feet are a concern, ensure that you get the cream into the crevices at the corners.

Move in a circular fashion, and don't press too hard. The skin around your eyes is extremely sensitive so be gentle!

You can also use the cream as an all over face and neck moisturizer as well as on your hands, to slow the signs of aging.

For best results, use twice daily (morning and night). Given that any product of this nature needs some time to fight signs of years of aging, we recommend that you give it at least 5-6 weeks to show you what it is truly capable of.



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BakeitFun Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Ruler Review #bakingmat





I love to bake and it becomes more fun with right gadgets and tools.

Recently my nieces and nephews were at my house and what's the best way to save them from each other ......KEEP THEM BUSY!!!!
So we decided to bake something for the evening..
There were many suggestions and dramas, you know what I mean!!!! with lot of brainwork we finally decided to bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Since I had this amazing silicone baking mat to review, timing couldn't be more perfect. (less cleanup later)

I always use a parchment paper for easy cleanup but sometimes when you unexpectedly run out, you are in deep trouble. I doubt if I will use a parchment paper on a cookie sheet ever again because of this amazing silicone mat.
This is my first time ever using a silicone mat and I am thrilled!!! it is very handy, reusable, easy to clean and easy to store, simply roll it or keep it flat!


It comes with measurements and pre made circles so you can make perfect cookies. BakeitFun mat is kids friendly and it was very entertaining for the kids. 
It came with amazing ebook but it couldn't save the day because for each recipe, I was short of couple of ingredients but I must say .... E book has great recipes,  from French croissant, special oat bars, coconut macaroons, to delicious cheese biscuits and many more interesting recipes.I think its a must for every household and I definitely recommend it to everyone who bakes. I am planning to buy more of this amazing invention.


A little about Bake it Fun Mat,








SIZE PROBLEM? NO MORE !!
This is a USA Half Size Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements - 16-1/2" x 11" (280x420mm)- Custom designed to fit perfectly a 13"x18" pan
HIGHEST QUALITY YOU EVER GET
Premium Quality Non-Sitck Silicone Baking Mat - Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials - Made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone
STAY SAFE & HEALTHYBakeitFun Silicone Baking Mat doesn't require any grease, get rid of the extra fat or shortenings - Cook Nontoxic: Our mat is BPA free. It is safe and fun for all ages! Bring your children to the kitchen. SUPER EASY CLEAN & STORAGE Non-Stick surface eliminates the need to scrub - Keep your baking sheets always clean - Just rinse with warm water and air dry or dishwash, then roll it and store. It is a simple task even for your kids! INCREDIBLY DURABLE & RESISTANT Reusable silicone baking mat with outstanding heat conductivity - Perfect for oven, microwave and freezer uses - Takes up to -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees - Flavors or odors will not penetrate the baking mat.

How to Use BakitFun  Mat.


• Clean it before using. Simply wipe with warm soapy water.
• Do not use scrapers or brushes to clean the mat, or use sharp objects on the mat.
• Save space with easy storage - mats roll up or lay flat.


5 reasons to buy the BakeitFun non-stick silicone baking mat:

1. STOP WASTING MONEY - Buy your BakeitFun Premium silicone baking mat Now And Eliminate the Need for Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil. Re-use it up to 2000, think about how much less trash you'll make.2. DURABLE AND RESISTANT - Multi purpose uses, perfect for cooking anything, Sugar Candy, Melted Cheese, Garlic and Cookies. Stop being afraid of buying cheap smelly silicone baking mats. Oven, Dishwasher and Microwave safe.3. SAVE TIME - Get your food from freezer to the oven. Then rinse it off and forget about scrubbing sheets.4. SAFE MATERIALS - Made from fiberglass coated with food grade silicone, this non-stick silicone baking mat offers multipurpose uses for preparing, cooking, and heating up food. FDA and LFGB approved. It's 100% BPA free.
5. BAKE WITH YOUR KIDS - BakeitFun makes cooking fun for all ages! Turn a simple task in the kitchen into a fun and exciting moment with your kids - they'll be thankful later!
Remember our BEST LIFETIME GUARANTEE gives you peace of mind. If you're not 100% satisfied, we'll give 100% money refund back.

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Reed Krakoff Fall 2014








Graphic, sculptural and born from a unique vision of modern style, the Reed Krakoff collection is marked by a new approach to design, where luxury and utility are interpreted across a full line of ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories, shoes and jewelry.





From the Reed Krakoff Fall/Winter 2014 campaign: Malgosia Bela in a Reed Krakoff coat, top, skirt, cuff and pumps with a Krush exotic skin bag.






From the Reed Krakoff Fall/Winter 2014 campaign: Malgosia Bela in a Reed Krakoff jacket and bangles with an RK40 leather tote collection.






A Reed Krakoff top, skirt, bangle, strapless dress and RK40 leather totes from the Fall/Winter 2014 collec







From the Reed Krakoff Fall/Winter 2014 campaign: Malgosia Bela in a Reed Krakoff sweater, skirt and ring with an Atlas shearling bag.






Malgosia Bela in a Reed Krakoff jacket, skirt and oxfords with an RK40 leather tote from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection.







Malgosia Bela in a Reed Krakoff coat and dress with an RK40 leather tote from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection.