Do you know all the health benefits of Macha Tea?

While watching the Dr. Oz show today I was enlightened about all the health benefits of drinking Macha Tea.  I had heard about the tea before but never really paid much attention to it until now.  Try to invest in an “organic matcha” to avoid destroying any of the health benefits from the chemical pesticides that other teas are sprayed with during the growing process.  It’s such a small investment to improve your health so give it a try.  I am going to order today.  I found a few brands that have great reviews (below) so just click on the brand and it will take you right to place your order.

You may also want to invest in a Matcha Tea wisk it is necessary to get the best result from your loose tea. See below for inexpensive ones you can purchase.

Here are the health benefits that Matcha Tea is supposed to provide:

1. High in Antioxidants
2. Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
3. Enhances Calm (boy do I need this)
4. Boosts Memory and Concentration (boy do I need this too)
5. Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
6. Burns Calories
7. Detoxifies the Body
8. Fortifies the Immune System
9. Improves Cholesterol

How to make Matcha Tea in a cup! (Watch this video)

STEP ONE: Heat spring or filtered water to 175-180 degrees this is important you don’t want the water too too hot.
STEP TWO: Add a few drops of hot water to matcha powder and mix into paste with a matcha wisk.
STEP THREE: Add more hot water to paste mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
STEP FOUR: Matcha is ready to drink




Exciting news from Church and Dwight – earn Amazon Gift codes toward free merchandise!

I’m so excited to bring you all this opportunity to participate in the new Church and Dwight (makers of everyday products such as Arm & Hammer, Nair, Oxiclean, First Response and many more amazing products you use every day in your homes) Beauty Lab.

You are being offered a rare opportunity to sign up and participate in the Church and Dwight Beauty Lab where you can earn Amazon gift codes for just sharing your opinions about topics such as health and beauty products. It’s that simple. Nothing difficult just a few minutes of your time for the potential to earn free items with your codes from Amazon.  What could be easier?

Church and Dwight wants to gain a better understanding of their consumers and how they use their products. In partnership with their research partner, C Space, they created a private online community of about 400 women to serve as advisors to their many brands.

As a member you’ll be part of an exclusive group that provides feedback and perspective on beauty and feminine care products, the challenges you face as a woman, and other topics of mutual interest of the group. To thank you for your impact on the brand, you’ll receive amazon gift codes every month for participating!

Earn Amazon Gift Codes as a member of The Health & Beauty Lab, sign up today (sponsored):  You must use this link to sign up in order to be considered for this amazing opportunity.  It tells Church and Dwight that you are one of my followers and that is the only way you can be considered for this opportunity.

Space is very limited so do not delay.  Use this link ( to sign up immediately to be considered for this rare opportunity.  It’s a win-win in my book.


This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Inexpensive facial masks that do the job just as well as the high priced brands.

I saw this on the Today show this morning and thought I would pass it along.  I love a good exfoliating face mask because I have problematic skin.  I just never know whether the drug store type is as good as the high priced department store brands.  Here is what the Today show said their beauty experts recommend.  I use number 10 and love it so far.


1. Freeman Feeling Beautiful Pineapple Enzyme Mask, $4 – there are different ones for different skin types all can be purchased here!

2. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Mask, $15 – I found it cheaper can be purchased here!

3. Derma E Hydrating Mask with Hyaluronic Acid, $15 – there are different ones for different skin types all can be purchased here!

4. Giovanni D:tox (that’s not a typo it’s actually spelled that way with the colon) System Purifying Facial Mask, $10 – I found it cheaper can be purchased here!

5. Sonia Kashuk Skincare Detox Purifying Black Mask, $16

6. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detox and Brighten, $10 I found it cheaper can be purchased here!

7. Burt’s Bees Peach and Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub, $8 I found it cheaper in a two pack you can purchase it here!

8. No7 Lift and Luminate Mask, $20 – best deal is at Walgreens

9. Avene Soothing Moisture Mask, $26 can be purchased here!

10. L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores, $13 – this one is my absolute favorite I found it cheaper you can purchase it here!  If you have problematic skin like I do with occasional break outs this is the one for you.

Silicone Brush Cleaners – set of 2 for only $5.01

I’ll bet you rarely, if ever, think to clean your makeup brushes – well I’m here to tell you there is nasty stuff hiding in them if you don’t!  You should be properly cleansing your makeup brushes on a weekly basis if you wear makeup daily.  Dirt and oils accumulate in the brushes along with dead skin cells to make a toxic combination of harmful bacteria.  These amazing little silicone brush cleaners will help you properly clean your makeup brushes.  I own them myself and they really are worth the investment!

Just be sure to clean the silicone with warm water and antibacterial soap.

You get two for the low price of $5.01 and they ship free.  Make the investment, you won’t be sorry!

Silicone Brush Cleaners

Mally Beauty Cosmetics Review!

I had the pleasure of receiving some wonderful make up from Mally Beauty for review.  Many of you may be familiar with Mally Beauty Cosmetics and it’s founder Mally Roncal but if not let me give you a little background on the company and it’s founder.

Makeup artist Mally Roncal’s love affair with all things glam started at an early age. As a young girl growing up in upstate New York, Mally began experimenting with makeup on her mother, an incredible beauty who was and continues to be her biggest inspiration. From that early age, Mally’s parents instilled in her the philosophy that the things that make us different are the qualities that make us beautiful—a mantra that has guided Mally in her every pursuit. Mally has traveled the globe doing makeup for some of the most fab faces in the world, including Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Teri Hatcher, Celine Dion, Lee Ann Womack, Ashlee Simpson, Angelina Jolie, and Heidi Klum. Renowned for her ability to make her clients look and feel beautiful, Mally became the go-to makeup artist for all things beauty, sharing her advice in the pages of top magazines and on shows like Oprah, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and The View. Today her line consists of over 1,000 products designed to deliver what Mally calls “bulletproof” beauty: user-friendly, multitasking products that truly stay put all day.


I received for review Mally’s High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Orchid, H3 Gel Lipstick and Evercolor Shadow Stick in Moonlight and Mahogany.

The High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen in Orchid – is a 4-in-1 product that includes your lip primer, lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner all in one.  I love the convenience of having it in a brush on pen in a compact container to slip right into my handbag.  This product is available in 31 shades so there has to be one or more that is right for your taste.

The H3 Gel Lipstick in Poppie – is a gel-infused H3 Gel Lipstick is a gel-based lipstick rather than wax-based. This lasted for hours without me having to reapply I will certainly buy more colors from this line.  Check out all 12 shades here.

The Evercolor Shadow Stick – is your primer, shadow base, and eye shadow all in one. You can also use it as an eyeliner.  That’s four ways to use this one product which saves you money. The Evercolor Shadown Stick is available in 24 shades check them out here. 

You can purchase any of the Mally Beauty cosmetics at her website or they are available at

Durilaq Gel Polish Review!

There are many brands of gel polish on the market today, so many brands, that it can get confusing which to chose.  As a licensed manicurist I try to be open to any and all the brands being sold from the high end to the drug store brands.  The newest products, from some well known brands, require no LED light curing.  These are extremely convenient especially for the do-it-yourselfer who doesn’t want to go to the salon every week or two to have their polish changed.

I recently received a bottle of Durilaq, (from the makers of Duri Polish) a non-LED light curing gel polish in O Sole Mia (a beautiful red) to test.  I was sent one polish and one top coat. No base coat is required just two coats of Durilaq color and one coat of Durilaq Top Coat and you’re ready to go. The instructions recommends that you wait two minutes in between polish coats to allow it to dry.

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