SmartBrow Eyebrow Filler Review

When I was a child, I lost part of my left eyebrow (the tail) from a cut. When the cut healed, it left scar tissue and the hair never grew back. For years, I had no choice but to pencil it in so that I didn’t look like a freak.

When I was 38 years old, I got up the nerve to have permanent makeup applied (tattooing) on my brow and that lasted me 17 years. After 17 years, it had pretty much faded away. So last year I decided to have it done again by an establishment (who shall remain anonymous) here in Southern New Jersey. The woman who did the process came highly recommended and is supposed to be world renowned. It cost me hundreds of dollars to have it done and the process lasted about a year before it started to fade. I was furious. I was told it would last up to 5 years.

Obviously they use different dyes today than they used 17 years ago, which is evidenced by the fact that the latest procedure only lasted a year. I didn’t want to go through the expense and agony of having it done again, so I started looking for a product (besides the traditional eyebrow pencil) that I could use. I tried a few powders and other kits. Not only were they too difficult to use, I was not able to achieve a “natural” looking brow. I needed something that was fast and would stay on all day long and I found it – SmartBrow!

For the price of permanent makeup application, I could buy 30 – yes 30 – packages of SmartBrow. And no painful application to endure.

Now, you may find some negative comments around the web about this product, but here’s my take on that: Every product works differently for each person. I always try to give the product a try myself so I can form my own opinion about it. That’s exactly what I did with SmartBrow and I’m so glad I did.

It took a little practice and I have some tips for making it work better below, but I love this product. It stays on all day (or days if you wish…it’s semi-permanent!) and it is natural looking on me. SmartBrow comes in three colors: Black/Brown, Brunette and Blonde. It has a dual applicator – one side has a brush like a mascara wand and the other side has a thin brush for more precise application (as seen in the photo). It also comes with a “remover” included in the package that will remove the SmartBrow product from your eyebrow.

 

Tips for getting the most from SmartBrow:

1) Wipe off some of the excess product that comes out of the tube. It’s way too much and you will not be happy with the result. I have forwarded my suggestion to the company rep to see if they can improve on this applicator and cut down on the amount of product that is released from the tube.
2) Practice, practice, practice! That’s the key to making a natural looking brow. Believe me, I am still trying to master the technique, but I’m getting better each time I apply it. Keep in mind, I do not wear makeup every day; most days are spent in my home, working on my blog and social media accounts, so there’s no need.
3) Have adequate lighting when applying the product.  Light is important for any makeup application, but you want to be able to see exactly how much product you are putting on your brow.

Here’s a great application demonstration:

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Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way affected my opinion in this review.

CoCo Joy Coconut Water – my pick for best on the market today!

I have been searching for an alternative liquid to use in my morning smoothie for months, buying and testing everything from coconut water to nut milks. Adding water just didn’t cut it; it made my smoothie watery tasting. Juices add so much sugar and calories that I wasn’t thrilled with those, either. I tried nut milks, but they would mask the taste of the fruit, so that didn’t work. And then I discovered coconut water.  Yes, there are many brands of coconut water on the market today, but I found Coco Joy to be the best tasting of the many that I tested.

There are so many health benefits of drinking coconut water. Some athletes swear by it for hydration. It has fewer calories, less sodium, less sugar, and more potassium than a sports drink. It contains easily digested carbohydrates in the form of natural sugar and electrolytes. CoCo Joy has a delightful sweet, nutty flavor and has added so much flavor to my morning smoothie that I will never go back to using sugary juices ever again.

Not all coconut waters are made like CoCo Joy. There is nothing added to this beverage; it’s 100% pure coconut water and nothing else. It’s full of nutrients and minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, manganese and phosphorus. Coco Joy products are made from both young green and mature brown coconuts, packed with flavor and goodness, with no added sugar or preservatives.

So ditch the sugary sports drinks, juices and sugar-laced drinks and get some CoCo Joy 100% pure coconut water at Amazon today – you will love it!

 

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review. 

Aetrex Ladies Brenda Sandal Review

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I had the pleasure of reviewing the Brenda ladies sandal for the Aetrex Company.  This sandal has some really adorable features and I am thrilled to own them.

Here is a brief video I did to show you all the wonderful features in this ladies leather sandal!

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Copper Chef 11″ Pan and Induction Cooktop Review and Giveaway!

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I had the pleasure of reviewing the new 11″ Copper Chef pan and induction cooktop recently and neither disappointed.

The new 11″ Copper Chef Pan comes with the following items:

(1) 11″ Copper Chef Pan

(1) Induction cooktop

(1) Fry basket and steamer insert

(1) Cookbook

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Ergo Kangaroo Pro Standing Desk Converter Review

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review.

The medical community has come together recently and stated that sitting long periods of time (as I do) can cause an array of dangerous medical conditions. Conditions such as type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, heart disease and early death.  The Mayo Clinic has published an article stating all the possible medical conditions (some very dangerous) that can occur from sitting long periods of time.  I urge you all to read this article here.

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Atkins Easy Peasy Meal Plan Summary!

Today I sat down to make this short video for you all so that you can see my progress with Atkins after one week.  I did lose 5 pounds which I am thrilled about.  I’ve gone ahead and ordered 2 more weeks of the Easy Peasy Meal Plan and if you are struggling to lose weight I suggest you give one of the Atkins delivery plans a try.  Nothing could be easier.

Checkout my video summary below.

 

Atkins and Chef’d partner to bring you fresh meal delivery!

If you haven’t checked out Atkins and Chef’d meal plans yet you are missing out.  Tonight my husband and I had the wonderful Bacon Wrapped Filet Chef’d meal.  It was delicious and I would eat this once a week you would get no complaints from me.  This was part of the Chef’d delivery meal plan.  Chef’d has partnered with Atkins to deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make an Atkins approved meal.  Since there is little or no prep time (it’s all done for you) the meal was on the table in less than an hour.  The products will be delivered to you via 2-day shipping on dry ice. They are meant to be cooked as soon as possible because they are all fresh ingredients including meat and vegetables.

Here is a video I prepared for you to see what exactly comes in a Chef’d meal and how easy it was to prepare.

Check out all the Chef’d meals available for delivery at www.atkins.com – enjoy!