Review on Sohma Naturals Products

If you love skincare products that are made with natural and organic ingredients like myself, you may want to consider checking out Sohma Naturals! They are Canadian company based in Nova Scotia. It is a mother and daughter duo that have many years of experience and done many research on finding the best natural and organic ingredients for our skin. The brand carries a variety of skincare products including an anti-aging line, body butters, baby line, restorative cream and a various of face products (face serum, oils).

Today, I will be reviewing 2 particular products: Renew Micellar Water and Eczema Calming Balm that we have been testing for the past week. I used the micellar water on myself and I applied the eczema balm on my daughter Alyssa’s dry areas on her body.

Renew Micellar Water

I love using micellar water products in my skincare routine but this 3-in-1 product is different! It is a makeup, cleanser and toner in one bottle! I sprayed a generous amount of product on a cotton pad and then rub it on my eye and face to remove the makeup. There is no rinsing needed! It feels really gentle that my makeup came of really easily. There is no irritation and my skin did not get any skin reaction. It also has a light floral scent that isn’t overpowering. The spray component is a little strong so I wouldn’t recommend it to spray it directly to the face but to spray on a cotton pad or cotton ball. I noticed my skin became really soft and looked more hydrated.

Eczema Calming Balm

This product is also multipurpose: primarily for diaper rash and eczema but it also temporarily protects and helps relieve minor skin irritations and itching due to poison ivy, poison oak or sumac, and insect bites. I have only tried it on Alyssa’s ezcema. I applied a generous amount of product on Alyssa’s legs, arms and cheeks. She has a lot of dry areas due to the cold weather. I noticed that it reduced the flares and dryness. The consistency is a little thick. It contains zinc oxide and oatmeal to help these discomfort to a minimal. This packaging is travel friendly and it is perfect for our Florida trip in December!

Overall, I love the brand and their purposes. I really support companies who formulates products using natural ingredients. Especially I am currently transitioning my household products to a more eco-friendly ones. I also love the colors and little details on the packaging!

Thank you so much Sohma Naturals for sending these products! I definitely recommend trying these products out. Please check out their website and Instagram page!

Review on Tru Earth Eco-strips laundry detergent

It’s laundry day and my little one wants to help!

I’ve been changing my household products to more eco friendly ones and I am so glad Tru Earth reached out to me to try out their Eco-strips laundry detergent!⁣

They are better for the environment; no plastic containers! Each package contains 32 strips (32 loads!) They are biodegradable, vegan, hypoallergenic, phosphate-free, paraben-free, dye-free and chlorine-free. These strips works well with all machines including HE (front load and top load), with hot and cold water and it dissolves completely!

It recommends using 2 strips for heavy loads and a half a strip for a small load. ⁣

They come in 3 types: fresh linen, unscented and recently they came out with Baby!⁣

They are truly amazing! At first I didn’t think a strip can handle a load of clothes but I was wrong! Each strip is concentrated and powerful! They make the laundry all clean and so fresh! I also love that there is no measuring and it is mess free!

Love everything about the brand!⁣

Did you know that they are made in Canada? Check out their page and join the movement!⁣🌍

Use “thebusymommylife10” to save some money on your next purchase!
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Review of Fré Skincare’s 123Fré set

Fré Skincare was kind to send me their 123Fré set. It is a 3-step skincare routine to keep your skin healthy while working out! I have been trying these products out for a short period but I love everything about this brand already even the packaging! It’s my first time trying something that is made specifically for skin that sweats. ⁣

The 3 steps: Purify Me (Cleanser), Revive Me (Serum) and Protect Me (Moisturizer). These products are vegan, hypoallergenic, parabens-free, cruelty-free, won’t clog pores and it’s great for all skin types. ⁣

Purify Me: it prevents breakout and irritation, removes toxins and unclogs pores. It contains small jojoba beads but it is super gentle in the skin. ⁣

Revive Me: a little goes a long way! It regenerates collagen and elasticity. It also helps reduce wrinkles and the look of aging. ⁣

Protect Me: this moisturizer is a little thick but doesn’t feel greasy at all. It left my skin feeling very soft. It also contains SPF 30 and is water resistant. ⁣

These products are perfect for when I go to the gym and when I go for walks with my daughter.⁣

If you are interested in trying out this set yourself, use the code MOMMYLIFE to get 25% off!

Thank you so much Fré Skincare for setting this set over!

Tidy Tot Canada: Bib and Tray Kit Review

I can’t believe Alyssa is already 10 months! Time is really flying by! Right now, Alyssa loves to eat and she eats pretty much everything I give her. Her favorite foods are sweet potatoes, carrots and bananas! I started to let her eat on her and you can imagine the mess she made: food on the ground, on her clothes, in her high chair and places I don’t even know how it got there! Well, the Tidy Tot Bib & Tray kit came to the rescue! This kit is perfect for a mess-free AND stress-free weaning.

About the brand

Tidy Tot specializes in bibs and weaning products for babies and toddlers . It was created and designed in the UK by a mom of 3. They already won multiple awards for their products! I highly recommend checking out their page and learn more about their story. They even have a lot resourceful information about baby led weaning and recipes!

The Kit

The bib & Tray kit comes with 4 pieces: the tray, a long sleeve bib that attaches to the tray, an adapter (not shown – for small high chairs) and a cute zipper bag perfect for traveling and storing. I chose the Apple and Pear (Dove Grey) print but there are other designs to choose from.

Features

  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to clean & store
  • Fits all type of highchairs and boosters
  • ⁣There is no gap between baby and the tray
  • Perfect starting at 6 month until 2 years old

Review

I have been testing this product for over a week now and I love it! It definitely helped eased my mind when letting Alyssa eat on her own. I love that there is no gap between the baby and the tray. All the mess stayed in one area. No food on the ground or in hidden places!

The bib and tray are made with good quality material and a sturdy velcro! The bib sticks very well on the tray covering all surface. It also comes with a protector so if you decide to wash the bib in the washing machine or even by hand it won’t cling onto other clothes or items. The circular tray comes with 2 suction cups that sticks on the highchair tray underneath so it won’t move around. When it comes to cleaning the tray, it is easy to give it a quick rinse or a wipe (depending how messy it gets!). It dries pretty fast too. Also, it is so easy to fold and store the kit in to the bag. It is so light to carry!

I definitely recommend this product!

If you are are from Canada and are interested in purchasing one, you can order one through their Amazon shop!

Thank you so much Tidy Tot Canada for sending this over!

How to get free products to review in Canada

If you are wondering how to get free products to reviews, you came to the right place! Here are a list of companies that have been consistently sending me products to review:

  1. ChickAdvisor & FamilyRated Club: These 2 brands are under the same company but target different groups. (ChickAdvisor->beauty/makeup…, FamilyRated->Food,children…). Create a profile and keep an eye for campaigns and sign up for a chance to get them!
  2. Topbox Circle: Check your e-mail and your dashboard consistently for surveys. The more surveys you do, the more points and the higher chance you qualify for “missions”.
  3. Influenster: (MUST download App) This is a little hard to get but the more products you review, the higher chance you get “voxbox” missions.
  4. Shopper Army: This is still new for me. There are missions you can apply for a chance to get free products to review .
  5. Hometester Club: I got very few here but still worth to try! Simply sign up and apply for to be a tester.
  6. PIXI Beauty: Apply for a chance to get products to review. It took me a while to get a package from them. Just be patient!

I recommend the first 3 . I also suggest that you follow their Instagram pages so you get to see what new missions, campaign and voxbox are coming up!

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get any missions, voxbox and campaigns. Just keep applying! 🙂

Let me know what worked for you! Also, let me know any other platforms that you have discovered!

Review on Indeed labs products

Complimentary from Topbox Circle

I heard so much about hyaluronic acid in skincare products that I was excited to try these products. I also never tried anything from Indeed Labs before but heard about them in the beauty community so I was even more ecstatic! I received 3 skincare products to review courtesy of Topbox Circle: Hydration booster, Hydraluron intense moisture lotion and Hydraluron moisture serum.

I have included these 3 products into my AM & PM skincare routine in the past week and a half and I love the results up to now. I have combination skin but mostly on the dry side.

1) Hydration Booster: I love the dropper. The product has a light and thin consistency that absorbs nicely into the skin without feeling sticky. It really made my skin feel hydrated. I also used it with the intense moisture lotion.

2) Intense moisture lotion: A little product goes a long way and I like that it includes a pump so not too much comes out. The consistency is a little thick but does not feel oily or too heavy. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized all day. I have used this before applying foundation and it made my skin look very smooth without looking cakey.

3) Hydraluron moisture serum: This might be the best serum I ever tried. It is clear and it has a gel-like feeling but it does feel sticky or oily at all. A little pea size amount is all you need and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves the skin feeling really smooth and hydrated. I have also used it with the intense moisture lotion.

After using these products, my skin felt really good and really hydrated! I love that these products are silicone-free, oil-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, colourant-free, no dyes and mineral oil-free!⁣ I also love the vibrant packaging!

Overall, I recommend these products to those who have dry skin. Thank you again Topbox Circle for sending me these. Now that I have tested these products, I am really interested in trying out other products from Indeed labs!

Have you tried any skincare products from this brand? What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment!

Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer & Mascara Review

I received Marc Jacob’s Velvet primer and Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara for free from Influenster for reviewing purposes. I was really happy to be part of this Voxbox campaign especially that Marc Jacobs is known to be a high-end brand. Also, I love receiving mascaras to review!

I tested out these two products for about a week now and I am really impressed with the results. I have tiny and thin lashes that seems to be hidden in my lids. With these two products, it really gave my lashes length and volume. Check out my before & after photo below!

Velvet Primer – Epic Lash Primer

The first step is to apply the primer. I have never used a primer mascara before so it was quite an experience applying this product before the mascara. I noticed that the primer really helps lengthen and separate my lashes.  This product was easy to apply and the beige color helps to ensure that each lashes are nicely coated and prepared for the second step – the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.

Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Next, I applied this mascara right after the Velvet Primer. I was really impressed with with how my lashes turned out. You can see there is a significant difference. With this mascara, it gave my lashes a lot of length and volume. It really shows that – Yes! I do have lashes! Lastly, I really like this type of brush because with previous experience, this type of brush tip gives results that I am looking for.

Overall, I really like these two products and I would recommend them to those who are looking for a primer & mascara duo that gives their lashes lots length and volume.Thank you again to Influenster and Marc Jacobs for this opportunity to review these two products.

Have you tried these two products before? Leave a comment your thoughts about them!

Shahi Care Products Review

Are you looking for all natural and environmental friendly body care products to add to your skincare collection? You came to the right place! Today, I will be reviewing two products from Shahi Care: Organic lavender and mint hair and body bar soap & Organic lavender body butter.

Shahi Care is a small Montreal business that specializes in creating all natural and eco-friendly body care products. The company is founded by Shahinaz Youssef. She makes all her products by scratch and uses all-natural, organic, eco-friendly and fair traded ingredients. She is always researching to find ways to save the planet.

Organic Lavender and Mint hair & body bar soap

I have been using this bar soap for a few days now and so far I am loving it! I have only used it to wash my body but you can use for both hair and body. It is gentle on the skin and it smells really good! It leaves my skin really soft and moisturized. I also like that you can see the pieces of lavender buds. The brand’s logo is stamped on the soap which I find adds a nice touch!

Lavender Body Butter

The lavender body butter comes in a nice jar (80g). A small amount of product is all you need. At first, it feels a little greasy but the product absorbs quickly into the skin. Again, I love the lavender scent! It leaves my hands really hydrated and soft. I also love the jar. I will definitely reuse it!

Overall, I recommend these two products especially to those who are looking for all-natural body care products. I love all the ingredients used to create these products. I really admire the brand’s mission and values. I invite you to visit Shahi Care’s Etsy store and check out more of their products and read more about the brand. They also make candles, body scrubs and lip products!

Thank you again to Shahinaz for sending these products!

Nude by Nature Review

I received 6 full-size Nude by Nature products for free for testing purposes from TopBox Circle. This is by far the most generous mission from them! Nude by Nature is an Australian brand known for using 100% all-natural ingredients. There are no harsh chemicals and they are cruelty-free.

All products are made with Australian-native extracts, vitamins and essential oils like: Kakadu plum, Lilly Pilly, Shea Butter, Jojoba oil and vitamins A/C/E. Nude by Nature states that their makeup is good for you!

In my box, I received:
1) Contour palette
2) Highlight palette
3) Definition eyeliner (black liquid eyeliner)
4) Natural Illusion pressed eyeshadow (04 Sunrise)
5) Flawless concealer (03 Shell beige)
6) Concealer brush

Contour Palette

This palette has 3 beautiful matte shades for contouring the face. Each shade is used for a specific part to give dept and dimension.

  • The bronze (left) is to warm up the complexion.
  • The contour (middle) is to shade and define the face.
  • The highlight (right) is to give a luminosity

It gave my face a natural contoured look. The color payoff is nicely pigmented and it feels soft and silky. I also think that this palette can be used as eyeshadows for those natural looks!

Highlight Palette

These highlights are beautiful! Each shade is also for specific area of the face to add dimensions and luminosity. I find it has a nice pigmentation and gave my face a nice glow. It feels silky and applies smooth on the skin.

  • The left shade (Bronze) is to add warmth and definition.
  • The middle shade (rose) is to add a bit of radiant color.
  • The right shade (champagne) is to illuminate.

I find that this palette can also be multi-purpose. These shades can be applied over your lids to give it a little shimmer.

Definition Eyeliner 

This liquid eyeliner is very pigmented and it glides very easily. I find it is a bit wet. I suggest to wait a few minutes for it to dry once applied. I like the pointed felt tip that makes it easy to create that bold line.

Natural Illusion pressed eyeshadow

I received the shade Sunrise (04). It has a light shimmer that can be applied alone all over the lid or over eye shadows. It gave my lids a beautiful natural look with a hint of shimmer.

Flawless concealer & Concealer brush

I used the concealer with the concealer brush. The concealer is okay. It is very creamy and it gave a light coverage. Some of my blemishes were still showing. However, it was really easy to apply the product. It blends smoothly on the skin giving me a natural look. I love the brush because of the pointed tip and flat edge that helps apply and blend the concealer. The bristles are very soft and it feels high quality. Also, I think this brush can be used to put eye shadow, especially when you want to pact on some glitter or shimmer!

Overall, I love this natural beauty line and I highly recommend them to all beauty lovers who are interested in eco-friendly makeups. I also love the rose gold packaging. Even the outside packaging is made with sturdy materials. They look very luxurious!

The products mentioned above are just some from their line but there so many more! I really want to try out their lip sticks and lip glosses. If you are interested in trying out Nude by Nature products and live in Canada, you can find them at Shopper’s Drug Mart/Pharmaprix.

Leave a comment if you have tried Nude by Nature products before. What are you thoughts?

Biotherm’s Blue Therapy Red Algae Uplift review

I received a full-size (50 ml) Biotherm’s Blue Therapy Red Algae uplift for free from Topbox Circle for reviewing purposes. I have been using this firming cream for the past week and I am already loving it! Biotherm is considered as being a high-end skincare brand and I got really excited that I got chosen to review this product especially that they sent a full-size product worth $89 CAD (AHH!) !

I use this cream it in the morning and at night on my face and neck (as directed on the bottle). A small amount is all you need! This face cream is a rosy color cream and it feels very silky. It quickly absorbs into the skin leaving my really dry skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I currently do not have any wrinkles but this cream will help delay them from coming. I also love the scent! My skin will look forever young! The product is a bit pricey but it is worth every penny. I definitely recommend this product to those who have dry skin, sign of aging and to those who wants to maintain the

Thank you again to Topbox Circle and Biotherm for the opportunity to review this cream. If you would like to receive products to review for free, create an account at Topbox Circle and connect your social medias! It is such a great way to try out products before buying it yourself!

Have you tried this cream before? Leave a comment on your thoughts! 🙂