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Favorite Skin Care Products 2015 favorite skin care products of 2015

Skin care products in 2015, I had fun reviewing them! This has been a fantastic year for discovering new skin care products.  Here is a list of my favorites!


5. OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum  provides moisture to the skin and gives it a healthy glow.

4. ERA Ageless Skincare  have high quality skin care products that delivered results! I was asked to try the starter kit which  included a couple of masks, eye cream and serum and a moisturizing cream.

3. The Derma Roller System  I was very skeptical about this product before trying it, but it made me a believer. Helped to remove a very stubborn scar from my leg.

2. Subtle Green Vienne Regenerative ad Restorative Lotion  I loved the scent and it helped to even out my skin tone and clear up my acne.

  1. OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel  this product is amazing.  It actually lifted my eye. The skin around it was noticeably firmer.

So there you have it!  My favorite skin care products for 2015.  What skin care products have you discovered in 2015 that have changed your life?

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The Pretty Mommies Skincare Giveaway Event

Enter to win a one year supply of Pretty Mommies SkincareWelcome to the Pretty Mommies Skincare Giveaway Event hosted by Our Piece of Earth. Designed especially for pregnant and nursing moms, Pretty Mommies is an all natural, safe skincare system for everyone. This three step system will leave your skin feeling refreshed, bright and softer than ever. Not only is it the #1 recommended physician recommended skincare line but you can find out why Shannon loves it in her review. Step 1: Let’s Be Clear facial cleanser, Step 2: Truth Be Told Skin Enhancer, Step 3: Protect & Reflect SPF 30. Three steps to more beautiful skin for everyone, pregnant moms, nursing moms, and any other man, woman or teen looking for more beautiful skin. Founder Gina Zeiger has partnered with Our Piece of Earth to give you a chance to win a one year supply of Pretty Mommies Skincare.

Giveaway open to US and Canada. Ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 23, 2015. Good luck!

Disclosure: Our Piece of Earth and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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ERA Ageless Skin Care Products Review

ERA skin care products

Defy aging, naturally.

I was asked by ERA Ageless to review some of their skin care products. I received the Starter Kit which includes several sample sizes of their skin care products. ERA Ageless only uses the best organic natural ingredients.  Each product is formulated for a specific part of the face. ERA Ageless has been around for 30 years. Their products are cruelty free and researched for five years. The products help to heal your skin naturally.


ERA Ageless
The Starter Kit

Reveal. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

After using the Repair & Restore Facial Peeling Gel and the Replenishing Elastin & Beta Carotene Mask my skin looked airbrushed it was so smooth! The products have no scent to them and didn’t irritate my skin.  The Firm & Lift Eye Serum and Firm & Lift Eye Cream both blended easily into my skin and reduced the fine lines under my eyes. The cream was thick, but not heavy.  The Age Defying Moisture Cream also absorbed quickly into my skin and kept my skin moist and smooth for hours. The Age Defying Facial Serum is light and I could feel my skin being lifted.


ERA Ageless
A look inside The Starter Kit

ERA Ageless is a fantastic brand. I highly recommend their skin care products! Find out more by going to their website You can also connect with them on Facebook. Enter here for a chance to win $2700 worth of products from ERA Ageless!

Disclaimer:   I received a free Starter Kit from ERA Ageless to try and review. I am under no obligation to
provide a positive review. The opinions are my own and results may
vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review.  

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OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel Review

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Eye Gel
Super Youth Eye Gel

OZ Naturals asked me to try their Super Youth Eye Gel. I
have some sagging skin above my right eyelid and have tried many products to lift
it. I guess it’s from all of those years of sleeping on my right side. OZ Naturals says the eye gel will
eliminate dark circles and puffiness.  It can also soothe and soften the eye area.

Super Youth Eye Gel contains plant stem cells, peptide
complex, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and matrixyl 3000.  I had never heard of matrixyl 3000 until I started
using this product. Matrixyl 3000 contains two peptides that helps the skin produce more collagen and elastin.  Sounds great right?!



I used the eye gel in the morning and right before bed
underneath my moisturizer.  I applied it
to my forehead, around my eyes and cheeks as instructed. It blends in very easily. I didn’t use a lot,
because a little goes a long way. After using it for two weeks I notice the skin above my eyelid sags less and my entire eye is actually lifted.  I couldn’t believe it!  

Eye Gel
You don’t need to apply a lot

I’m really happy with the results in just two weeks.  Before I started using this product, I didn’t use an eye gel or cream on a consistent basis. I thought that using a moisturizer would be enough. Now after using the Super Youth Eye Gel, I think differently. I highly
recommend and will continue to use the eye gel.  Super Youth Eye Gel is Made in the USA!  Another great reason to purchase this

You can learn more about OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel  and other OZ Naturals Products by following them on Twitter  and Facebook. Also by visiting their website Their products are available for purchase directly through

 Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I received a free sample of the OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel  to try and review. I am under no obligation to
provide a positive review. The opinions are my own and results may
vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review.  

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This Week in Beauty, Fitness & Health! February 23-27, 2015

I’m winter weary but I love this picture

I’m always looking for
ways to boost my metabolism.  I found this
on apple cider vinegar and it has a couple of recipes. I never thought to put the ACV on sweet potato chips. I made them and they were delish.  I make my own sweet potato chips often and
this is a good way to get more ACV in my diet.

Another great way to
get the metabolism going is to drink Matcha green tea.  It has so many health benefits and tastes
great. I like putting it in smoothies too. 
I wrote  a review for Matcha DNA Green Tea on my other blog The Elements of Review. You can read the review
Just discovered
Thrive Market. Thrive Market has wholesome products (including organic and
natural) for wholesale prices. The products are delivered directly to your
door. Check out my review here!
Had a terrific Worth
It Wednesday
. Read about it here.
Favorite Workouts of the Week Here:
                    Active Recovery Cardio
        20-Minute High Energy Workout with Spotify

Featured workout DVDKathy Smith Weight Loss Workout DVD was one of the first workout videos I ever bought back in the early
1990s. It has cardio and strength. The workout is broken into sections. You can
do them all or just a few. I liked this workout VHS tape so much I bought it on
DVD. It’s great for beginners and if you want to make it more advanced you can
use heavier dumbbells.

Recipe of the week:
Apple Cider Vinegar Chips from the article located at the beginning of the post.
Sweet Potato Chips with ACV

Dates to remember:
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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Review

Peri-menopause has wreaked havoc on my skin and  I’ve been suffering with acne for the past year.  I’ve tried many skin care products to get rid of the acne. I’ve had some success, but it has left some scars.

While in the store looking at the dozens of products available I saw Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil. What grabbed my attention is that it contains some  of my essential oils including coconut, rosehip,  It also includes the following oils sesame, sweet almond, macadamia nut, apricot, grapeseed, argan, camelina, sunflower  and Vitamins C and E and Retinol.

I used it in the evenings after washing my face. Even though it contains many oils it’s not greasy and blends in easily. The rosehip scent is heavenly. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil was created to approve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also to reduce acne scars and even out skin tone.

So how did it do?! Below are my before and after pictures. I’ve been using it for about two weeks. Some of the dark spots have disappeared.  The oil does keep my very dry skin moisturized and it hasn’t caused any breakouts. I have less breakouts after using it for two weeks.


I recommend this product.  I will continue to use it. You can visit Palmer’s website to find out more about this and other products. You can also purchase Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil at Amazon. 

Please feel free to share your thoughts with me by clicking the Connect With Me tab at the top of this blog and in the comments section.

This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and
buy the product, I will receive a commission.
The opinions are my own and results may

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This Week in Beauty, Fitness & Health: February 16-20, 2015

This week went by very quickly. I’m tired of winter. Can we have spring now?! I attended a great interactive webinar by the Go Fit Gals. The webinar was about Fitness and Menopause. Lots of useful information in this webinar. You can view it below:

Speaking of menopause, I’m in peri-menopause right now and I’m all about getting rid of my belly. There was an article this week about burning more belly fat while on a run.  Of course they mention intervals. That’s really the only way I do cardio now.  It’s either HIIT or Tabata for me. Read the article here to find more tips.

I’m not the only one using serums now. Serums seem to be all the rage in skin care. This article Does Your Skin Need A Serum? lists some of the best serums, the benefits and how to use them. I’m using a product from Palmer’s right now that I really like. It has Retinol, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

I started a detox this week. I found this detox on Jovanka Ciares Facebook page. It’s a 3 day winter detox. I thought I would give it a try. The first day went great. The next morning I could barely function. After I took the kids to school, I basically just stayed on the couch for several hours. I was nauseous, my eyes were watery and my head felt like it was going to explode.

The only detox I have completed successfully was the Go Fit Gals 3 Day Reset  I would feel great the first day. Second day in the morning I would feel like I had the flu, but by the afternoon I would feel fine.  Check out the results from when I completed the 3 Day Reset for the first time here. That didn’t happen with the Jovanka Ciares detox.  So in order to be able to get off the couch and pick up the kids from school, I had to cut it short. I felt bad about not completing it, but I didn’t expect my body to react in that way.

I did notice some good things after the detox. My belly was flatter and I didn’t have any bloating.

Another week where I didn’t work out as much as I would have liked.  I did work out tho;-)  I did a couple of the workouts from the Belly Burn Challenge and continued with the Meditation Challenge. Here are my top 3 workouts this week:

Uptown Funk Abs

                                           Go Fit Gals 20 Minute No Excuses Workout

                                                     Full Potential Detox Yoga Practice

Recipe of the week is from Jovanka Ciares. It’s a Turmeric Drink. Great for these cold evenings. It has anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.   It’s also delicious. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It also satisfied my sweet tooth or teeth;-) You can find the recipe here.  I added a couple more dates than the recipe called for because the ones I had were kind of small and I added some vanilla. 

Turmeric Milk

Dates to remember: 

I will post of review of the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil on February 28.  

Yoga Shred begins March 1st.

Go Fit Gals are having another webinar on March 17.  It’s about Science, Sleep and Sanity. Go to to sign up!

Please feel free to share your thoughts with me by clicking the Connect With Me tab at the top of this blog and in the comments section.

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