Monday, December 8, 2014

Insta Natural Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask Review

I had fun trying out a new mask for insta naturals. It comes in a big 16 oz jar. You can use it on your face and body. You only need a thin layer, so a little bit goes a long way. It is also 100% natural, which has been the trick to healing my skin lately.

Pretty isn't it?

This mask can be used for aging signs, dullness and acne.

The mask dries as other masks do. And you can't talk or smile very well.

After using the mask and rinsing it off in the shower in a circular motion. My skin felt softer and looked brighter. There is no real scent and worked wile so I will be using this once a week to help with my skin. Overall, it worked well and is a great value. I'm telling you, this thing is BIG!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi I'm Gina! Yes my name is so original, ginagina909. It was just originally my screen name a million years ago on YouTube, before I really knew what YouTube was and could do. So I decided to keep my name and run with it. Mostly because, what I talk about is what I do in my life. I try to save the most money on beauty and life (Eventhough I'm mostly into beauty). So anything I bring to you weather it be here on this blog, or on my YouTube channel, is me. So I will bring you many different topics. I will talk about beauty products, makeup tutorials, then savings, then freebies, then music, or family.

To keep up with me, (not required) you can check me out on the following:
YouTube Lifestyle Blog Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest

For those of you that have been with me for a while, you know I love giving things away! So JINGLE JINGLE! This giveaway is for you! I have teamed up with the king of freebies, FREEBIE NINJA and other wonderful bloggers I have come to know in the past couple years. All you have to do is type in my code word which is in RED here on my blog onto rafflecopter (mandatory), then you can earn other entries. After you enter my giveaway, enter for more prizes  we're giving away. Check out the FREEBIE NINJA page for more ways to win! There are great prizes from gift cards, to beauty, to gadgets. Were starting the Christmas Giveaway December 1st and you can enter thru Dec 26. I'm up first with a $20 AMAZON Gift Card. You can literally buy anything with it! So Good Luck!
         Now for the Fun stuff, RULESAll winners will be chosen and emailed on December 26th or 27th. All winners will  have 2 days respond with their address. Anyone that does not reply to email within 2 days forfeits their prize.  ** Open only to residents in the USA that are age 18 or over. Prices shown below can change if they become unavailable before giveaway ends. Prizes will then be replaced with a similar item of equal or greater value.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sano Vitamin C Serum and Vitamin C Eye Cream Review

I have been trying out Sano Vitamin C serum and eye cream for a month. They are both working well. The Vitamin C serum is not sticky, but isn't super runny either. The serum is in a dropper like bottle and dispenses the perfect amount for the face and neck. The serum is clear and dries fast to move on with your beauty routine.

The Sano Vitamin C eye Cream is a jelly like conmstistancy. It smells like carrots, not too strongly though. The order disappears immediately. It also dries quickly. It last kept my eye area moisturized without irritation.

Both have been working nicely for me. And to get bothe for one price is a great value! ~Gina

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

One Direction Makeup Collection Giveaway

Who wants to win on of the makeup collections that I reviewed from one Direction? Markwins and One Direction are giving you a chance to get your hands on one!

Enter Here! Good Luck ~gina

One Direction Makeup Kit Giveaway

Well yay for you ladies! Another chance for you to enter to win more one Direction Makeup! Markwins and one Direction wants to give one lucky winner a makeup kit!

Enter Down Below! Good Luck ~Gina


ONE DIRECTION Mascara, Nail, and Lipgloss Kit Review - Great Christmas Gifts!

Now that I have tried the One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tins, I was as excited to have the opportunity to try out their brand new kits! These kits are great for gifts for maybe that girl that only wears just nail polish, just mascara, or lip gloss. I also think that makeup enthusiast, like myself would be interested in trying out these fun colors. One Direction has hit the nail on the head with what women and girls want, fun! Directioners are going to love to add this to their collections. The fact that all these kits glow in the dark is so cool! It just add more fun to the colors!


I was pleasantly surprised how well theses showed up in my hair! So cute and colorful!

 Color Names:

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue

Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink 
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow 


These lip glosses are not sticky. Which I'm glad, because I totally expected them to be. You can feel the glitter a bit though. They are really fun, especially for going out! Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated. 

Color Names:
Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light 
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light 
Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light


Please ask me why I forgot to take a picture of these on my nails? I really like the nail polish! They actually do last a long time, even with me being hard on my nails. They are not opaque. Think of them more of a jelly polish. I love that this entire nail kit is  NEON UV-REACTIVE, even the glitter. Girls beware that glitter is not for use on mouth and eyes. This is nail polish addicts dream come true.

Color Names:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter  
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic  

Glitter Toppings:  
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter 
Star-- UV holo glitter 

Makeup by One Direction kits are now in stores!

But run! They are Limited Edition! You can find them in:
Stage Stores
Beauty Brands
Lord & Taylor

Keep an eye out for more upcoming makeup fun with ONE DIRECTION on facebbook

I was given these kits to review. All opinions are my own. Powered by BrandBacker.

ONE DIRECTION Limited-Edition Beauty Collection Review- Great Collectable Holiday Gift!

I was so excited to get the chance to be one of the first people to try out these One Direction L.E. Beauty Collection Tins. All with a cute boy on the front of course! I did see these in store at target so ladies, run to buy one before there all gone. (update, they were almost gone at my local Target) These tins are full of cute makeup that has fun colors as well everyday colors. They put everything in one tin for you. The makeup in the tins are the same, but there is a different boy on each one. So you get to have one of the boys faces in your very own makeup collection! The following is in each L.E. tin. Each tin is also a little bit different in design.

These Are the swatches of every color in the Makeup set. There is no over swiping of the product and no primer. While they don't look to impressive, in person they are. The eyeshadows have a top layering of metallic, but still comes thru in the eyeshadow. Markwins, the makers of Wet and Wild are behind One Direction Makeup Line. 

This is my makeup look I did entirely out of this makeup set.

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink 
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

These new sets are available in stores NOW at:
Sears USA
Walmart Canada

These are going to make great gifts for the Directioner or just a makeup enthusiast. You can check out more on upcoming Makeup collections by One Direction on Facebook!


I received these collections to review. All opinions are my own. Powered by BrandBacker.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes Album Review

Now, we all know that Idina Menzel is Elsa. When I saw Frozen in the movie theater, as soon as Elsa started too sing I said, "Is that? No! It is! It's Elphaba!" But to me Idina is so much more to me than that one great wonderful character. Idina has come into my house thru Maureen in Rent and Elphaba from Wicked. Her voice can pierce your very heart. While I've never been able to see Idina personally live, but I have enjoyed her music thru the years. When I was in Target and saw an ad for her Holiday album on their tv screen I was intrigued.

 Her holiday album didn't disappoint by singing all the Holiday Classics. My favorites are; Baby It's Cold Outside with Michale Buble. She reaches in for those magical Elsa powers for Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas. There are a couple of songs that I enjoyed, that I've never heard before. What are you doing Chrismas Eve? December Prayer, and River.

This album would be a great hostess gift to give, so they can use it for the rest of the holiday season! This album can be for anyone, not just a fan of musicals. It is traditional Christmas music.

                                                   Holiday Wishes Track Listing

Do You Hear What I Hear

The Christmas Song

Baby It’s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Buble)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

All I Want For Christmas

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December Prayer

When You Wish Upon A Star

Silent Night


Holly Jolly Christmas

White Christmas

                                           Bonus Tracks on Target Exclusive

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Mothers Spiritual

This album was provided  purposes of reviewing it on my blog. All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mary J. Blige TheLondonSessions Review

I can personally say Mary J Blige is one of my favorite artists. I remember buying What's the 411? and kept playing that CD over and over again. I was in love from the first note. Mary over the years has tried many different styles, but has always had her soul that she carries in each and everyone of her songs.

 I was excited to hear that this album is coming out. She has collaborated with other UK performers. The artist are, Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith. The sound of this album has different types of songs, but in the end is collective. I've played the albums many times already  The album will be released December 2 on Capitol Records.

Some of my favs on this album are  Worth My Time a sad song about making a relationship work. Also, Not Loving You, a song about loving your self first. If you're a Mary J. Bilge fan, you will not be disappointed. And if you haven't heard anything from her recently, this is a great album to try out.

Track Listing
1. Therapy
2. Doubt
3. Not Loving You
4. When You're Gone
5. Right Now
6. My Loving
7.Long Hard Look
8. Whole Damn Year
9 .Nobody But You
10. Pick Me Up
11. Follow
12. Worth My Time

You can Pre-Order London Sessions Right Now
 * iTunes 
 * Amazon

You can also check out the Mary J. Blige Website for new and upcoming info.

 I participated in the Mary J Blige The London Sessions album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Arvazallia Beauty Maximized Video Challenge

Arvazallia has a great healthy hair product line. All of their product help improve the health and beauty of your hair. The products are also large in size, so they are worth the splurge. No more bad hair day for you!

 I'm excited to announce that Arvazallia is having a great contest for great prizes! Join in the fun and enter. If you are new to youtube or have been thinking about starting, this would be a great way to start! For more info check out the contest page. Also check out my video for more details. I am also posting links at the bottom of the page so you can get a product or 2 to get for your video! Good Luck ~Gina

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Old Factory Candle Review and Giveaway

I was excited to try out a new candle brand! Old factory Candle makes a nice variety of candles. I like that they are small so you can try different ones, or use them throughout your house for a blend of scents. You can order them already gift wrapped as shown here.

This is the package when opened.

I love the simple packaging it has, because I feel you can give it to anyone and it would fit anyones home decor.

Hot Cocoa reminds me of those old scratch and sniff stickers we had when we were kids ummm. Roasted chestnut smell surprisingly a little pine scented, but not over done, it smells nice. First snow smell, well fresh and a touch of pine.

When you burn the candles it gives off a nice scent to the area it's in. It's not too overwhelming.

They look great with my fall decor!

Old Factory Candle is giving one of my readers a chance to win a set for yourself enter below. There are many scent options to choose from.

New Born Baby
Coffee Shop
Fall Harvest
Fresh & Clean
Happy Holidays
High as a Kite
Man Cave
Spa Day
Winter Wonderland
50 Shades 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Number One Nutrition Probiotic Review

I'm not a huge Vitamin or medicine taker, but I do love probiotics. Once a doctor recommend probiotics to my children when they weren't feeling well, I was interested. Once I found the benefits of probiotics I never looked back. I'm glad I have had a chance to try Number One NutritionProbiotic. It worked for my stomach when I wasn't feeling good. I now am trying to take it more regularly,  to improve overall stomach health.

The value for Number One Nutirtion Probiotic is great. You get double for the same price you would get anywhere else. If your into probiotics, I recommend this one. Or if you haven't tried any probiotics, Number One Nutrition Probiotics is  a step in the right direction.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C and Green Tea Review

Now that I've gotten into Vitamin C serums, I'm on the hunt down for the absolute perfect one for me. Vitamin C serum has worked really well on my skin. Morea Naturals Vitamin C serum is different than others that I have tried. I'm glad to see that it is in the type of bottle recommended by physicians.
No sunlight or air is getting into the product.

Morea Natural Serum is a clear jell that melts into the skin. Not leaving any typs of residue or stickiness. It works well, and I;ve been using this serum more often than the other 
I have tried. Once again, I have oily to combination skin, and it seems to be happy.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Foxbrim Vitamin C Lotion Review

Since I'm on a Vitamin C kick, I thought I would give this Vitamin C Lotion a try. It is different from a Vitamin C serum. Foxbrims Vitamin C lotion can be used for the face and/or body.

When I read the bottle I was reluctant to try it on my face. So I first tried it on my body. It is a little bit thinner than regular lotion, but not watery. It moisturized my body very well. So I decided to try it out on my face  as night cream for dryness. It was nice night cream, but to heavy for the day for my skin. My skin is Oily to combination. Since the bottle is too small for regular lotion I would use it as hand lotion. I have kept it in the bathroom just for that reason. It is slowly improving the look of my dry hands.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.