Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nerdy Nails Review and Giveaway @NerdyNailStudio

Nerdy Nails Nail Polish Review

     I got the amazing privilege of getting to work with Nerdy Nails Nail Polish! I had a number of emails requesting a review on Nerdy Nails. And as always your wish is my command! First I want to give you a little bit of background on Nerdy Nails as their nail polishes are first for Etsy! 

     Nerdy Nails Nail Polish are 10 FREE! Most nail polishes contain some pretty horrible chemicals, ones that cause a number of illnesses including cancer. And they make it so pregnant women or nursing mothers shouldn't be doing their nails as the chemicals can cause birth defects! Felicia the owner and creator at Nerdy Nails made it her mission to create nail products with the least amount of harmful chemicals possible. Nerdy Nails is the first company on Etsy to sell 10 Free nail polish, which is a gold standard in polish. Their nail polish is also Vegan and Cruelty free!

          I received the Harry Potter set of polishes from Nerdy Nails as well as Tomatoa's Shiny. One thing I noticed right off is the opacity to these amazing polishes! Each polish is opaque on one coat! That's right... one coat! Even Tomatoa's Shiny which is a glitter polish, no more dab, dab, dabbing for this girl!

These are the Harry Potter Collection!

Each polish is very unique! And opaque on one coat! I did a couple of swatch tests with each polish. Then I though about it and most polishes will look great on a swatch, but will they stand up to nail art? Well being me I decided to put them to the test! 

Of course being a Harry Potter Collection, I had to do a Harry Potter themed nail art design! This design features polishes Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Tomatoa's Shiny (from Moana). I used Gryffindor for both a solid base on my 9 3/4 nail and as a stripe on my pinky and thumb nails. The Hufflepuff was used as a stripe on my pinky and thumb nails and then I used Tomatoa's Shiny as my golden snitch on my pointer finger. 

    I was pleasantly surprised at how easily these were used with nail art, as they are slightly thicker than a normal polish. This actually worked to my advantage. I was able to get completely opaque in one coat, which minimized drying times. If you have ever done nail art you know what I'm talking about, sometimes your designs can take longer to dry than it takes to complete them.

      Nerdy Nails Polish actually dries quite quickly. I did a time test and it only took about 60 seconds for a base of each color to dry! No more waiting around for 30-or more minutes for your designs to dry! I seriously cannot say enough about these polishes! I have completely fallen in love with them.

This is Tomatoa's Shiny!

     If you don't get the reference, you need to watch Disney's Moana! Tomatoa is a crab that is obsessed with everything shiny and sparkly. And Nerdy Nail's doesn't disappoint in their translation of Tomatoa. This has easily become my absolute favorite polish! Not just out of the polishes from Nerdy Nails, but out of all the polishes I have owned or tried. 

     Tomatoa's Shiny is a sliver, gold glitter nail polish with a hint of light blue sparkle. Its absolutely gorgeous! This is my go-to polish. I have used it with nail art designs, in gradients, and on its own. And every time I am sporting this polish, I have tons of compliments, and questions on where I got it. It is seriously that eye catching. I even had someone offer to buy the bottle that I have been using, because they wanted it that bad, but I am not parting with it, so I passed on Nerdy Nails information so that they could purchase their own. 


     Nerdy Nails polishes are just simply amazing! I am gearing up to make a purchase from Nerdy Nails, but working on trying to cut down my cart because I just can't decide which ones I must have, because I want them all! To get this kind of opacity from a vegan, cruelty free, and 10 free polish is nearly unheard of. I haven't had this type of performance from a polish ever. They bond great to the nail, I haven't experienced ANY chipping from any of the polishes, and they look as good on day seven as they did on day one!

Not to mention if you have a touch of nerd in you, like I do! You will love the themed collections that Nerdy Nails has available, and they are all very affordable! 


     I love Nerdy Nails polish so much, that I want one lucky winner to have a chance to try Nerdy Nails as well! One winner will win their choice of two polishes from Nerdy Nails. To enter, all you have to do is enter your information below and visit Nerdy Nails on Etsy and tell me which two polishes are your favorite! I will choose a winner on March 25th!

Good Luck! 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Brand Nutrition USA Review and Video @BrandNutritionUSA

Brand Nutrition USA Review and Video

          Brand Nutrition USA is a company that sells all natural supplements that help with everyday life. How I learned bout Brand Nutrition is I actually received a sample of Mood in a subscription box that I received, and I noticed a difference in how I was feeling overall in a very short time and wanted to see how I would feel over a suspended amount of time using their supplements.

     I received three supplements and a Bud's CBD Tincture from Brand Nutrition USA. Below I have broken up my review into those categories so that you could get a better feel on how each supplement worked for me. Just because these products effected me the way they did, doesn't mean you will have the same results as everyone is different, and has a different body chemistry. I did use these while being monitored by my doctor due to having multiple chronic illnesses. I didn't want to do anything that would essentially hurt vs. help.

Mood: The first supplement that I used was Mood. Mood is made up of Kanna, Kava, Ashwaganda, Skullcap and 5-Hydroxytrytophan. They are 100% Vegan and free of most allergens. Kanna and Kava are used to promote a positive mood and mental wellbeing. 

I noticed a fast difference in my overall mood using Mood from Brand Nutrition USA. I wasn't overly depressed to begin with, but I do have debilitating anxiety and stress... which my stress tends to cause anxiety.. go figure right? So I figured trying out Mood in the morning would help me start my day off on the right foot. 

      I wasn't wrong! I take one Mood capsule in the morning, usually with some toast, though you are not required to take this with food. It helps diminish a lot of morning woes that I normally have. Like stressing over the days activities, how I am going to manage to get everything done today, work ect. Things like this tend to start my day off on the wrong foot, as I begin stressing out as soon as I wake up, just anticipating the unknown. Mood helps smooth over my worries, and give me a more positive outlook on the day, and not stress the small things. After taking this for around a month I am noticing a major difference in my overall demeanor, as is my doctor. She stated that I look more alert and appear just happier. I have to agree as I am not sweating the small stuff, before the small stuff even happens, which is a great way to put a damper on your day before it even begins! I honestly don't know what I would do without Mood now, as it has given me a new lease, and helped me to enjoy the little things without the stress that they would normally cause me.

Stress: Is a supplement that helps you to relax without causing you to be drowsy and miss out on your day because you can't leave your bed. Stress is a combination of Kanna, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, Skullcap and Eleuthero. It is also 100% Vegan and free from most allergens. 

     I wanted to try out the Stress supplement, because like most of you, I am human... I experience stress just like everyone else does. Unfortunately sometimes my stress can cause me to have really bad anxiety. Debilitating anxiety. Those who have bad anxiety know what I am talking about. I will have full on panic attacks from going to places like Walmart, if there is just too many people. Things like that can completely ruin my day, and I will have to leave the store without what I came to get, because I just can't handle the overwhelming anxiety that it causes. I will get that super fast heart rate, where your heart is about to beat out of your chest as you frantically are looking for the closest exit to leave. If you watch the video below, you will notice that just discussing my anxiety I began to get teary eyed, as sometimes it can rule your life, and that isn't a great feeling. I want to rule my life, not my anxiety. 

To test out Stress, I took it before going to a place that I know stresses me out... the mall, on a weekend! I don't know about you but our mall is absolutely packed on the weekend as are most stores in my closest city. All those people normally have me looking to just leave, because I know that 10 minutes in that environment and I am going to start panicking. Due to this, I tend to avoid places like this when I know its going to be busy. I took one Stress capsule about an hour before going to the mall. During my time there, over 2 hours, not once was I looking for an exit, I wasn't panicking or in a bad mood because I just couldn't get out and my anxiety wanted nothing more than for me to find the closest exit. I was able to enjoy a day with my family, I was relaxed, not sedative relaxed, but had just a feeling of peace. I was able to laugh and enjoy the day with my family, I wasn't making excuses why I needed to leave. I was able to function, spend time with my family, and overall just have an amazing day out. Stress is honestly a life saver, as it has given me back what a lot of prescriptions haven't been able to... its given me back control over my anxiety!

Sleep: Sleep is exactly what it sounds like. It is a supplement to promote a good nights sleep without that horrible hung over feeling the next morning. Sleep is made from a combination of Kanna, Lavender, Valerian, Chamomile, Skullcap and Ashwaganda. It is 100% Vegan and is also free from most allergens. 

     I am diagnosed with Chronic Insomnia. I have tried multiple prescriptions to help me sleep. Some help and some don't, but all have given me that hung over feeling in the morning, that can't get out of bed, only want to sleep feeling, and it lasts the majority of the day. I can't be in bed all day, like most of you, I do have a life. I need to function. I work a full time job, I am a full time mom, and I need to live life out of my bed! Sleep has helped me with this. 

Sleep gives me a good nights sleep. A restful nights sleep. And it doesn't give me that hung over feeling in the morning. After taking sleep, I am asleep in about 20-30 mins. I wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and like I have had an amazing restful sleep. If you have a sleeping disorder like insomnia, you know how important waking up refreshed and ready to tackle the day is. You aren't feeling tired from not sleeping, or hung over from this month's attempt at helping you sleep. Brand Nutrition USA has given me all natural ways of helping me with my everyday issues. Without having any negative side effects! I personally feel that Brand Nutrition has given me control over my life again without harmful chemicals and adverse effects! 

BUD's CBD Tincture: Bud's CBD tinture, is a CBD supplement that is peppermint flavored, and comes in a small dropper style bottle. To use it, all you do is drop a little beneath your tongue and hold it 30 seconds allowing it to absorb through your mouth.

CBD is known to help with a number of issues. Issues like Anxiety, MS, POTs Syndrome, Epilepsy, migraines, joint pain, cancer pain, and so many other things. I personally suffer from Anxiety, POTs, Lupus, Chronic Lyme disease and Degenerative bone disease. All of these tend to combat against each other, which results in intolerable pain some days. Pain that I just cannot escape. I don't like taking narcotics, or pain medication. Why? One its addictive, I don't want to get addicted to anything, I don't want to give anything the power to control my life other than my own freewill, if that makes sense. 

I have been using Bud's throughout the day for mild pain management. It doesn't make me tired in anyway and I can fully function while using it. I also had a very bad anxiety attack one day and all I had to do was use a little bit of Bud's under my tongue for 30 secs. I laid down for about 10 mins and I felt the weight of my anxiety just lift away. Sometimes you need to have that secret weapon in your corner when all else fails and Bud's is my secret weapon, I usually carry it on me just in case I need it. Due to its size its easily transportable in most bags and wristlets.  

Conclusion: To most people Brand Nutrition USA makes supplements. To me, Brand Nutrition USA has given me my life back, and given me back control, even when I feel that I am losing the control I have due to whatever reason. I am able to regain control over most situations, allowing me to enjoy life, and time with my family. It helps me not limit my daily activities and just enjoy everything to its fullest. I honestly can't imagine living life without Brand Nutrition USA in it now! I have also gone off of a lot of the prescription medications that I was taking, keep in mind I was working with a medical professional in doing this.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

American’s Try Irish Snacks | Snack Crate Ireland 2018 @SnackCrate

Snack Crate is a monthly subscription box where each month you get to try snacks from different countries. This box was not received for review. I subscribe to Snack Crate.
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