Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: SuperiorLifeEnergy Orgonite Cone

Orgonite Cone in Nature

The orgonite cone that I received from SuperiorLifeEnergy came as a huge blessing to me. At the time, I was still dealing with the aftermath of pink eye, and was absolutely ecstatic when he asked if I’d like to test and write about his orgonite.

It has helped out tremendously, and I can’t thank him enough! For the most part, my eyes are cleared up. It’s just the occasional blahs. I recently had a chakra cleaning/healing session, though, and have been told my eyes are blocked. (Aside from the 7 main, there’s also minor chakras.) So, now that I know there’s still a blockage there, I’ll be programming my orgonite to specifically target that blockage, instead of just healing the symptoms.


Basic Orgonite

For those unfamiliar with it, orgonite is an object that is usually made from a 50/50 mix of metal shavings and resin, along with quartz crystals. The ratio of metal to resin, however, may vary, as well as the crystals and other objects included. The most notable quality of orgonite is the ability to reduce the effects of EMF (electromagnetic frequencies), which can have a negative affect on your overall health. Ever get that kind of zombie-ish feeling when you’ve been at the computer for too long? Placing a piece of orgonite close can help prevent that.

If you’re interested in the science behind this, you may want to click the image above, for further information.


What’s In It

Details of SuperiorLifeEnergy Orgonite Cone

Amethyst: This is perfect for opening psychic intuitions as it opens the third eye chakra. This means say hello to psychic dreaming, lucid dreaming, and random intuitions that assist in daily life. It also has the capacity to reduce, or even eliminate, a headache or migraine. Simply holding this crystal to your forehead or just squeezing it helps to transfer the energy to you. Amethyst is calming, protective, and highly spiritual.

Carnelian: This is a very happy stone! It’s a form of red agate, which can also be used to cleanse other crystals. Carnelian increases energy and stabilizes the chakras.

Hematite: This is awesome for stress reduction! Aids in eliminating anxiety and depression. Hematite has a been used to stop bleeding and reduce swelling in ancient times. This, however, has become lost knowledge. Excellent for grounding excess energy and negative thoughts.

Blue Kyanite: One of the stones that never need cleansing. Blue kyanite works primarily on the throat chakra, but also has the ability align all chakras during meditation. The best part about it is its ability to assist one with connecting with your guides and angels.

Seashells: healing energy from the sea


Quality / Craftsmanship

Bottom of SuperiorLifeEnergy Cone

This cone has such a wonderful energy to it. It’s smooth and calming, and has been a great help in healing my eyes.

The layers in this cone are lovely, and look amazing in the sunlight. No matter what angle I have it at, the amethyst in the clear upper part of the cone just lights up! The resin is fairly smooth, and crystal clear with some tiny little bubbles on the inside that also catch the light.

Although it doesn’t bother me, I feel it’s important to note that the bottom edge isn’t completely smooth, and the bottom of the orgonite is a bit rough, as well. There are small small bits of the metal curls that are sticking out a bit. There’s also some bits where the resin didn’t cover around the outside. This does not affect the overall energy/effectiveness of the orgonite.


Artist Information

SuperiorLifeEnergy Orgonite

Laquan is such a wonderful artist to work with. He helped me out a lot, while I was experimenting with his orgonite; which I plan to experiment with more, as soon as I can get my husband to get an EMF detector for me.

Email Laquanw52@gmail.com or call/text 215 834 9223 to place an order.

Follow SuperiorLifeEnergy on Instagram and Tumblr!

He also makes orgonite pendants, crystal jewelry, bracelets, and more!


Overall Opinion

I really can’t thank SuperiorLifeEnergy enough for this beauty! It’s been a great help to me, and travels around my house regularly. Wherever I’ve going to be at for more than half an hour, I set it near me.

If you’re thinking about getting some orgonite, definitely check out SuperiorLifeEnergy! And, make sure you check out his photos! So many beautiful pieces…. and he holds giveaways sometimes!

 

FTC Statement: This orgonite cone was given to me free of charge, in exchange for a review. No compensation has been accepted for this post. this has not affected the opinions within this review, and complies with FTC standards.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask #powerofplants

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask from Influenster

A while back, I had received the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask complimentary from Influenster in the J’Adore Vox Box for testing purposes. Having struggled with stubborn blackheads for years, I was eager to try this out.

Since it states that it was developed with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, I figured the ingredient list should be pretty good, an that I’d have no issues with it. Afterall, oceanic minerals and willow bark extract sounded like a pretty good combination.


Ingredients

sea silt (natural oceanic clay), aqua (water), potassium sorbate, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, salix nigra (willow) bark extract

Looks pretty good, right? Well, according to the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate is an antimicrobial preservative that works by forming formaldehyde in cosmetics products. I don't particularly feel comfortable with using anything that releases formaldehyde. So, I won't be using this again. EWG also states that this ingredient, as well as potassium sorbate, could aggravate allergies.

Personally, I’ve had no allergic reactions or other skin problems while using this product. My mother has also used it with no problems.

You can also find the ratings and info for the entire list of ingredients of this mask by clicking the link below.

Boots Botanics Ionic Shine Away Clay Mask

Strangely, EWG list some different ingredients than what is on the packaging. Not sure what that is about.


Packaging

The mask that I received came in a 100g (3.5 US Oz.) squeeze tube with a screw-on lid. Lifting the back panel provides the instructions and ingredient information.


Smell

It has a very light, fresh scent with a slight bit of muddiness to it. It’s barely noticeable at all.


Texture / Consistency

Before you squirt any of this out, shake the tube first. Otherwise, you may end up with watery mask splatted everywhere. This may be a weird comparison, but it’s kind of the consistency of a slushie, not too watery and not too thick, with a slight grit to it. As long as you have it mixed up well, it’ll stay on your face just fine, and spreads well.


Experience

This mask seems to dry quicker than others I’ve tried. However, it takes longer to dry around the areas that are oily/where there are blocked pores. I think it works well to help soak up extra oil, without leaving the skin dry. The little dots from my blackheads are still visible, even when the mask is dry, so I know it’s working on them. It didn’t get rid of them, but I think it may have made them a little less noticeable.

It tends to stick in my face cloth a bit, and a good rinsing is needed to get all of it off before using the cloth to wipe the rest of it off my face. I prefer to have a damp cloth to clean off face masks first, then give my face a good rinse. This way, I don’t have to worry about anything getting near my eyes, as they’re rather sensitive.

This mask has left both my mother’s face and mine nice and soft. We both like it, but I just don’t like all of what’s in the ingredient list….


Opinion

Overall, this mask is a pretty good product, if you’re willing to overlook the information that EWG provides about some of the ingredients. Due to some of the information from there, I wouldn’t recommend it for those with allergies or sensitive skin, although I haven’t had any problems. I would like to keep using it to see if it can fully get rid of my blackheads, but I’m not willing to deal with the ingredients that I’m uncomfortable with.

 

Boots Botanics

 

FTC Statement: This clay mask was complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. No compensation has been accepted for this post, and no affiliate links have been included. Affiliate links are, however, present in my sidebars. This has not affected the opinions within this review, and complies with FTC standards.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review–Red Rose Simply Indulgent Tea

Red Rose Simple Indulgent Tea from J'adore Vox Box

To my delight, Influenster included samples of Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas in the J’adore Vox Box that I received. I had actually been checking out this tea brand, the day before I knew I’d be getting it in a Vox Box. How did I find out about them? Browsing Instagram, of course!

I had come across some figurines on Instagram, and learned that they came in Red Rose Tea. They only come in the 100ct Black Tea boxes, though, but you can send in UPC codes to get them anyway. They have some really cute little nautical figurines right now.

Anyway, their Simply Indulgent line of teas has loads of flavors that I’d love to try. Anyone willing to send me more samples for reviews?

Red Rose Simple Indulgent Tea

I was sent three of the Crème Caramel and one of the Lemon Chiffon complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. The Lemon Chiffon one is decaffeinated, while the Crème Caramel one is regular.


Ingredients

The ingredients weren't listed on the packets that I received, and I couldn't find them on the Red Rose Tea site. So, I did a little research and found the ingredient lists on Amazon.

Crème Caramel Ingredients: black tea, natural crème caramel flavor, natural caramel flavor

Lemon Chiffon Ingredients: decaffeinated black tea, natural lemon chiffon flavor, lemon peel

Hurray for these teas being 100% natural, but the ingredient lists still leave me wondering what all is in them. Natural flavoring is kind of vague, in my opinion. Since they have a sweet aftertaste, I wonder if there’s licorice in them… (No, not like the candy. Licorice is actually just a sweet plant. The flavoring you’re probably thinking of comes either from anise or fruits.)


Smell / Taste

Crème Caramel – After getting this tea bag out of the packet, I was SO excited to try this tea! If you’ve ever had homemade Thai Ice Tea, it smells so much like it. I wasn’t picking up much of the caramel smell, but it was more present once the hot water hit the tea bag. I think I had myself a little too built up on the idea of it being exactly like Thai Ice Tea, because I was slightly disappointed. However, keep in mind that Thai Ice Tea does have a decent amount of actual cream in it. The taste was still fairly creamy, and left the sweet aftertaste of cream on my tongue. It was a little tricky trying to detect the caramel, as it was pretty light. This was without honey or any other type of sweetener.

I took the other two packets over to my mother’s house, so we could have a cup together. She also enjoyed the smell of it, and was very impressed with it, after the first sip. I have to say, with some honey added in, I was definitely more impressed. The honey helped bring out more of the caramel flavor that I was looking for. And, we both agreed that, had I never had Thai Ice Tea before, I would probably be addicted to this tea. And, so, the hunt was on to find a box of this.

FYI Red Rose Tea has a store locator on their site. If you’re like me, and they don’t actually sell in your state, you can order online and still get $2 off. I’m not sure how long it lasts, but the coupon code is: 313038

Lemon Chiffon – This smell surprisingly similar to the Crème Caramel tea bag, with a very slight hint of lemon. Like the Crème Caramel, though, the lemon scent came through more during steeping. It has the same sort of sweet, creamy aftertaste that lingers, and a nice lemony zing to it. I really like this one, but I’m not sure I’m too happy about it being decaffeinated. There is some controversy as to whether or not decaffeinated products, like tea and coffee, are safe for your health. So, although I really like this one, I’m not sure I’m comfortable with getting it again.


Opinion

Both flavors are wonderful, and are accurate to their names. Despite their lovely flavors, I do have to pick on them a bit. I’d really like to see the Lemon Chiffon in a regular version, in addition to the decaffeinated version. And, the fact that the ingredient lists are a little vague does bug me a little. At least it does say that the ingredients are 100% natural. However, natural doesn’t necessarily mean organic. They do have some teas that are specifically labeled as organic, though.

And….. I really wish this brand would be available for purchase in my state! Please? Pretty please?

 

Red Rose Tea

 

 

FTC Statement: The Red Rose Teas were provided to me free of charge by Influenster for testing purposes. No compensation has been accepted for this post, and no affiliate links have been used. Affiliate links are present, however, in my sidebars. This has not affected the opinions within this post, and complies with FTC standards.