Saturday, December 19, 2015

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2016

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2015!!

GPH PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC FLAT-IRON RETAIL $43.95


Welcome to Beauty Tech Reviews where I blog about beauty, technology and everything in-between.  Since you are here to enter the GPH Professional Ceramic Flat Iron Giveaway......Lets get to it!  In order to enter this giveaway, you MUST have the 5 codes from the bloggers below, as well as my code.  



My code is Snowflake




Please visit these blogs and write down the secret code. Once you have all 5 codes (plus mine), enter them in the giveaway below.  Good Luck!!

GinaGina909 (need code)
Love And Lipgloss14 (need code)
The French Lady(need code)
Life Of A Busy Mom(need code)
A1nettie's Loves(need code)
Beauty Tech Reviews(me-need code)

Be sure to click the links above and enter everyone in the giveaway!  Also visit Freebie Ninja for giveaway updates.

(The first 6 entries are mandatory, the rest are optional.)

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** I will be shipping the prize directly out to you. I will contact you within a few days of the giveaway ending and you MUST reply back within 2 days (deadline will be in that email) or you risk forfeiting the prize. Age 18+ and USA only **
th thei

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EREXANOL Male Enhance Review

EREXANOL
Male Enhance Review $79.95


From the makers of CLIMAXAGEN, I was offered to review EREXANOL and share my opinion.  Honesty, I am a huge fan of Climaxagen and jumped at the chance to give it a try.  Erexanol is a topical male enhancement product and works on contact.  You will notice increased penis size and erectile quality due to the strengthening of the blood vessels and erection tissue in the penis.  Your overall reproductive health, as well as your sexual performance, will be improved.  All you really need is a dimes worth applied directly to the penis before intercourse.  The active ingredients (L-Arginine) for circulation, (Maca Extract) for the enhancement and longevity, (Greeen Tea Extract) for energy and increase in blood flow and (Methyl-Nicotinate) delivers Erexanol's ingredients to the bloodstream immediately. 

My husband is a huge fan of L-Arginine and testosterone boosters and he has been taking supplements for years.  Using Erexanol 5-7 minutes prior to intercourse will allow it enough time to produce results.  The increased blood flow in the skin makes for a hard erection and enhanced arousal.  From a wives perspective, I am witnessing a new found confidence that I haven't seen in years.  My husband and I have been married eighteen years....with that comes routine.  Introducing products that ignite a spark and add a pleasurable experience for both of us is something I'm always open to.  I have been very happy with the results of this product and it I am thankful for its performance.  You can read more testimonials and purchase Erexanol by visiting Erexanol.com or on Amazon.

Product provided for review.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Visible Science Argan Oil Review


Visible Science Argan Oil Review 

Retail $39.95



I am a complete hair junkie, always on the hunt for the next best product for my hair.  I love to browse the shelves in the salons....reading the ingredients and taking the lids off to smell the concoctions.  I have color treated locks that are dry, damaged, and have lost their natural shine.  In fact, I just had my hair colored three days ago and it is SOOO dry it feels like straw.  If you get your hair colored, you know what I'm talking about.  I can barely get the brush through it after I shower....sigh.  

I was offered the opportunity to try a new product called Visible Science Argan Oil.  I thought to myself....another argan oil product that will make my hair greasy and limp.  Right?  Then, I read the description and noticed that its not just another argan oil.....it contains resveratrol!  What?  I was curious about this ingredient in a hair product.  I mean, I take resveratrol in supplement form and this was the first time I had seen it listed in a hair product....curious.  

Like I mentioned, I already take this as a daily supplement and I am familiar with its benefits.  However, if you are reading this and are unaware of the positive benefits of resveratrol....let me give a brief description.

Resveratrol is a substance that naturally occurs in the skin or red grapes as well as other fruits. It has been know to have many positive health benefits in areas such as heart disease, cancer prevention, weight loss, and anti-aging properties.  It helps to protect against free radicals and other pollutants that can cause cellular damage.  I was very intrigued by this and excited to give it a try. 


It comes in a 2oz pump bottle.   I use one pump and rub my hands together to warm it up, then I apply it to my towel dried hair.  It took all my strength to not mix it with other products so I could give an honest review.  I have a habit of mixing hair products together and trying to make the perfect potion for my hair (shine spray, frizz tanner, root lifter, styling tool protectant).  As I started to blow dry my hair, I noticed something.....my brush was very easy to move through my hair.  As it began to dry, I could see and feel a difference in my hair.  My hair was SO SOFT and SHINY....no joke!  I had no dry ends and no patches of "oily hair" which sometimes happens when I use argan oil.  To be honest, I was floored that ONE product gave my hair all the qualities I desire.  I didn't have to use a shine spray, or a deep conditioning mask to get soft, beautiful hair.  Two words.....excellent product.  

I noticed that the bottle also says it can be used for the face as well.  Hum...I don't know about you, but I have a hard time with the concept of putting a hair product on my face.  I know its just organ oil, but for so reason...I can't get myself to put it on my face...LOL!  It has a very light scent that reminds me of walking into a hair salon....it smells great.  The bottle is huge and since you only need a tiny pump, it will last a very long time.  If you want to know more about Visible Science Organic Argan Oil, you can check out the website  HERE.  




~Product Provided For Review By Visible Science~ 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Secret Bright Intimate Area Skin Lightening Lotion Review


Secret Bright Intimate Area Skin Lightening Lotion Review 

Retail $39.00


About five years ago our family took a trip to Disneyland.  We spent ten days walking in the park, enjoying the rides and spending several hours in the hot sun.  On the seventh day, I forgot my sunscreen and got the most severer sun burn of my face.  Several days later it began to peel and has since left me with sunspots (hyper pigmentation) on my forehead and cheeks.  Fast forward five years.....I have been searching for a product that will lighten my skin and even out the sun spots.  I have tried chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and exfoliating with every konjac sponge on the market.  I have also tried a handful of "skin whitening" creams with very little success.  

Now, I know this product is called "Secret Bright" intimate skin lightening lotion, but don't be turned off by the word intimate.  Basically, this cream is safe to use on intimate areas (chest, armpits, bikini area) as well as the face.  I have been using it on my face for thirty days and I have experienced great improvement.  My skin is lighter, and much more even all over.  It looks so much better than it did thirty days ago and I am very happy with the results.  My only fear....will the sun spots come back if I stop using it or run out?  I honestly don't know the answer to this question.  I have had such great success that I don't want to go backwards in my progress.  


What's In It?


It contains kojic acid, a-arbutin,and lactic acid.  Kojic acid is an all-natural compound derived from fungi – sort of like mushrooms. That means that kojic acid is completely natural and not something that’s man-made in a laboratory by a group of scientists and dermatologists.  kojic acid works to stop the production of melanin in your skin. Melanin is the substance that gives your skin its pigment, and the more you have, the darker your skin will be. Age spots, sun spots and spots related to melasma and hyperpigmentation generally contain more melanin than the surrounding healthy skin.  





This is a 2oz bottle and you only need the tiniest amount.  I like to use this morning and night after cleansing my face.  It is the first product I apply before any serums or moisturizers.  It dries quickly and wears well under makeup.  It has given my face an overall whiter appearance and my discoloration spots do not stand out as much.  The best way to describe it.....it has an almost "bleaching" effect.  It has been very effective for me and I hope to see my progress continue over the next month.  You can read more about Secret Bright by CLICKING HERE.




Product Provided For Review.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nitro XL Pre-Workout Supplement Review


Nitro XL Pre-Workout Supplement Review
$59.95


No2 boosters are NOT just for men....women can take them too!  It seems that many believe (I did too) that taking a pre-workout supplement like L-Arginine is a man's supplement.  However, after reading several articles about L-Arginine and its heart and blood flow benefits, I realized that women can take it too.  I decided to read the back of one of my pre-workout powders and low and behold...it contained L-Arginine.  So after squashing the stigma, I decided to try NITRO XL and share my experience.  

Let me start with a basic definition of L-arginine.  It is a chemical building block called “an amino acid.” It is obtained from food and is necessary for the body to make proteins. L-arginine is found in red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. 

L-arginine is converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body.

This amino acid helps build muscle mass, enhance immune function, improve blood pressure, increase memory, and speed wound healing.  Arginine-derived nitric oxide has also been found to play a supporting role in the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems and has been validated by hundreds of studies.  Reading through articles after googling L-arginine, I was convinced it is an amino acid that I needed to add to my pre-workout routine.  Not only is Arginine beneficial for working out, it has several other benefits:

L-Arginine is essential to several systems in the body. Among its many roles, L-Arginine:

  • Is a precursor of nitric oxide (NO)
  • Promotes circulation resulting in improved blood flow
  • Stimulates the release of growth hormone
  • Improves immune function
  • Reduces healing time of injuries
  • Plays a role in the formation of bone and tendons
  • Increases muscle mass, while reducing body fat
  • Supports male fertility, improving sperm production and motility
  • Reduces risk of blood clots and stroke
  • Supports normal blood pressure
  • Improves vascular function for patients with angina
  • Helps recovery after heart attack
  • Helps prevent and treat cardiovascular disease
  • Helps reduce growth of cancerous tumors



Now that I have explained what L-arginine is, and its benefits, lets talk about NITRO XL.  This supplement contains a proprietary blend (750mg) (1 capsules) of L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (A-AKG), L-Ornithine AKG, Arginine Ketooisocaproate, and L-Glutamine.  What is important about its ingredients is the sheer strength of the proprietary blend.  Most blends are not as potent or in order to reach the same potency, you have to take 6 capsules per serving 2 times a day.  That is 12 capsules a day!!  The suggested serving is 2 capsules, 2 times a day.  So....you can take 4 of these or 12 from the other brand.  

My Experience:

If you are still with me...and reading this...I want to share with you my journey with NITRO XL.  It has been almost one month and I have never felt better.  My workouts are intense...my reps have increased and my cardio workouts are longer.  I can run/cycle a greater distance and not feel exhausted.  Also, my recovery time has lessened. I used to take two days off in-between cardio and weightlifting, now I only take one day off in-between.  I think the best way to describe this supplement, I feel stronger during my workouts and not as tired afterward.  One thing to mention, I take two capsules 30 minutes before I work out.  I DO NOT feel a sudden rush of energy, but an even slow energy that lasts a few hours.  

Lastly, I wanted to take about the price.  This product is expensive and at $59.95 a bottle, it can seem pretty steep.  It comes out to about .50 cents a capsules for 120 capsules or $2.00 a day.  Now, I don't take these everyday, I only take them on my workout days.  This bottle of 120 capsules will last me about 2 months.

You can learn more about Nitro XL and purchase the product, by clicking here.


Product provided for review.

Friday, August 7, 2015

SLIMQUICK PURE REVIEW

SLIMQUICK PURE REVIEW 
RETAIL $20.00

Most of us are familiar with weight loss shakes and have maybe even tried Slimfast sometime in our past.  SlimQuick Pure is the same concept and claims to help you lose 3X the weight.  It is a product that is directed toward women and is made with BioPure Green Tea, a natural extract that has been shown in a published clinical study to help overweight women in just 13 weeks.


After reading up on the product, I decided to give it a try, I'm always up for loosing weight!  It comes in a container that has 15 servings, with the serving size being one scoop.  It recommends that you take it twice a day, so this container would only last me 1 week!!  It also shows on the front that it contains 20 grams of protein....I was pretty excited about this, however, it is 20 grams of protein per day.  So in all actuality, it only contains 10 grams of protein per serving.  



Starting off, I'm a little disappointed that this product would only last one week.  If I wanted to take it for 13 weeks, it would cost me $79.52 a month and $258.44 for the 13 week program!  Ouch!  However, I was still keeping an open mind and hoping it would fill me up and taste delicious.  

The directions say to add one scoop to 4oz of water.  You could also use a Captcha shaker or add it into a smoothie as well.

On my first sip, I noticed it had a very strong after taste and was extremely sweet tasting.  It was defiantly something I did not want to sip....I had to chug it to bypass the taste. 

Final Thoughts:

SlimQuick is a bit pricey and didn't have the most pleasing taste, but it did fill me up.  I replaced my breakfast and lunch for one week with SlimQuick.  I decided to add it to my smoothies instead of drinking it with water and it was much more tolerable.  I found that I was snacking much less and not hungry during the day.  I did have more energy and I think the BioPure Green Tea was to thank for that.  I will not be repurchasing another container as it is too expensive for my budget.  I ended up spending $$$ on veggies and fruit to go along with the SlimQuick for my smoothies.  If I had to do this for 13 weeks my grocery bill would be outrageous.  

You can read more reviews, purchase the product, and join the SlimQuick community by CLICKING HERE.

Product provided for review.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ultimate Smile Professional Teeth Whitening

Ultimate Smile Professional Teeth Whitening
Reatail $25.00


Having white teeth is a TOP PRIORITY for me.  I just finished my Invisalign treatment after two years of wearing retainers.  My teeth are straight...but they were not the brightest.  You see, I am a HUGE coffee drinker and I drink about 10-15 cups of coffee a day....I know...I know...I shouldn't drink so much coffee....but hey...thats another issue.  

So since my teeth were straight, I really wanted to work on making them white and have that beautiful smile I have always wanted.  It took me several years to finally get them straight, but only a few minutes each week to get them white....much simpler process.  


I have tried other at home kits and they make my teeth hurt...really hurt.  I was attracted to this whitening system because it promises to not cause sensitivity issues.  I thought...yeah right....every gel I have tried made my teeth hurt, even the Crest Whitening strips.  But I gave it a shot and I was very surprised at my results. 


(not my teeth)

Ultimate smile comes with (2) 5ml whitening gel syringes, (1) set of upper and lower thermal form trays, and (1) reusable case.  I started out slow using very little gel and only used it for 15 minutes every three days.  The gel is 44% carbamide which if you research, you will find most gels are 22%, so this is a much stronger gel.  

I continued with this process for one month and absolutely love how my teeth look!!  My surface stains are gone and my teeth look AMAZING!  The best part is.....the gel never caused my teeth to hurt.  This is the only gel that didn't cause me pain and I love the results.  Lastly, you only need a small amount of gel and I have (1) 5ml tube left after a month.  This kit will last several applications.  In my honest opinion, for $25. 00 you will be able to whiten your teeth at home and get several uses out of this kit.  I think it is a very good price and I will repurchase this product.

Product Description:

Our best-seller, the Ultimate Smile Gold Kit, was designed for maximal usage and maximal results. If you've never been able to use an at-home whitening kit before because it was too painful and inconvenient, then the Ultimate Smile Gold Kit will work wonders for you. The special Whitening Gel is our latest innovation-a patent-pending "primer for teeth" that accelerates the release of stain-fighting oxygen ions, while eliminating discomfort. Produced by our leading laboratories in the United States, our uniquely advanced technology surpasses any other At-Home Whitening Kits. Our Whitening Gel formula has a specific balance of ingredients forming together to create a highly potent but sensitivity-proof product with proven results. Our Ultimate Smile silicon trays provide complete comfort and ease while whitening. With its gel- like and easy fit form, these trays were structured with holes on either side to create an easy-breathing and comfortable experience.Also included, the Cheek Retractor, designed as an additional tool forbetter comfort. After usage, rinse trays and return to Ultimate Smile case. You will never find the need to use messy strips again, and the best part is- this Ultimate Smile Gold Kit will last a lifetime; all you need is our Ultimate Smile Gel Refills if you ever run out! Truly Professional At-Home Whitening System, with In-Office Professional Results.



Product provided for review.