Influenster Finesse VoxBox Unboxing


I was so excited to be sent this month’s Influenster Voxbox. This month’s box was titled their Finesse Voxbox. Inside the box were 5 wonderful products:
1. Not Your Mother’s Naturals Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mouse – MSRP $9. It is stated to be found at Ulta Beauty.
2. Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. MSRP $2.49 (2Cups) Real Organic ingredients. Simple and quick to make; 60 seconds. No preservatives!
3. Olly Super Foods Smoothie – MSRP $29.99 (20.4oz Jar, 15 servings) Use Code: INFLUENSTER to get 20% off all Olly Products until 3/29/18. Only valid on You can mix a serving with a beverage of your choice. It offers 15 grams of Protein and 5 grams of Fiber per serving. Each serving also offers 2 servings of fruits and veggies worth of phytonutrients. This is a plant based Protein drink, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, and has Natural Flavors and Sweeteners.
4. Essie Gel Couture – MSRP $11.50 each. They sent me their 164 Closing Night Gel Coat and 00 Top Coat Platinum Grade Top Coat. This is their 2-step system. They have a patent pending curved brush for application. This system does not require a UV Light, and can actually be removed with regular nail polish remover. They state they have over 100 color choices as well!

Overall this has been a great experience. I discovered some really great, healthy, new products that I did not even know existed. I am so happy to be able to share this experience.

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Keep Your Skin Fresh and Clean with Era Organics


I was sent three facial products from ERA Organics to test and review. I had my mom help me out on a couple of the products. The three products I was sent are:

Relief – A 4oz A Healing Non-Greasy Moisturizer

Dead Sea Mud Therapy

Cleans & Restore – A Facial Wash

Both the Mud Therapy and their Relief Cream were tested by my mother, since they have some nut based products in them. I am allergic to nuts. I personally tested out the Facial Cleaner. I do love how these products have no Parabans and Phthalates in them. I am very picky on what I will put on my body, and my families’. 

The cleaner is a light, and fresh cleanser to use. It was not heavily scented with chemicals, which I like. Instead, it has its’ own clean scent, almost minty. It is refreshing, and comfortable to use.  It left my face feeling clean. I had no tight and over dry reaction to it, afterwards, either. My skin remained nice and soft. It was made to have a balanced ph value, and you can tell, with how your skin reacts to it. It is a 4oz bottle, and a little goes a long way. I like to put a little on a silicone scrubby, and clean and massage my face at the same time. Talk about stress relieving. I suffer from serious allergies, and have constant reactions. My skin is highly sensitive, and I have had no issues with this product. I believe the hype! Here are some of its’ wonderful attributes:

“All Natural Skin Cleanser for All Skin Types and Nearly Any Skin Condition

– Enriched with Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey

– Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Fragrance Free, No Harsh Chemicals or Preservatives

– Highly Concentrated with No Useless Fillers

– Balanced to Your Skin’s Natural 5.5 PH Unlike Most Soaps That Harm Your Skin

– Includes Vitamins A, B, C, D and E

– Naturally Anti-Bacterial Thanks to Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey and Organic Aloe Vera”

Next, we have their Dead Sea Mud Therapy. I remember, as a child, watching my mom do her mud masks to her face. She would tell me how it was good for the skin. I, myself, have done mud masks, and loves them. So, I was happy to give this to my mom to try. It is also full of incredible ingredients, that are nourishing and detoxing, to the skin. I make a lot of my own products, and use a lot of the ingredients they use. For example, this product has Hemp Oil, Manuka Honey, and Aloe in it. Those alone are so fantastic to the skin. It also has Shea butter in it. Another product great for your skin. These products, if you look them up separately on line, are found to have nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties to the skin. So, they make sense to be in facial products. This is the full ingredient list:

Dead Sea Mud, Organic Green Tea, Kaolin Clay, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil, Aspen Bark, Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Arnica Oil, Manuka Honey, Organic Hemp Oil, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol).”

I like that they even have Non-GMO products in it. The scent is a natural scent. It has no overpowering odor, one way or the other. With this, you just need to place it on clean skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, and set in, and then gently rub it off, with water, using a circular motion. This will help to increase the circulation to your skin as well. It really is a healthy product to add to your routine. It is rich with vitamins and minerals. A vitamin for your skin, lol. Do this once a week, let’s say, on the weekend, and it should help to pull out the impurities from the week, and reenergize your skin. The following are some of the benefits stated from the company:

“Why Your Skin Will Love Our Dead Sea Mud:

– Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin

– Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging

– Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes

– Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities

– Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture

– Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion”

Last, but definitely not least, we have their, ERA Organics Relief – A 4oz A Healing Non-Greasy Moisturizer. It has a long, long, long, list of ingredients, lol. Some of the wonderful ingredients in this cream are Aloe, Manuka Honey, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Blue-Green Algae, Hemp Seed Oil, Vit. E, Glycerin, B5, Vit. A, B2, Vit. C, Oat Amino Protein, MSM, and so on, and so on. There is a mixture of Organic and Non-Organic as well. This cream is non greasy, pleasant to put on. It has a light, natural, fresh scent. No artificial odors here. They state that is is wonderful for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and more. My mom, who tested this, only gets eczema, from time to time. Her hands and feet are her problem areas. She has been using this on her hands. She likes how it soaks right in, and leaves no residue behind. She literally has no tolerance for that. She can be one picky customer, and she is pretty happy with this cream.

“What Can You Expect from Relief:

Sooth, Moisturize and Nourish to the Base of Your Skin

Reduce Pain and Itching

Reduce Swelling and Redness

Boost Healing

Restore Your Skin’s Natural 5.5 PH

Moisturize Up To 8-12 Hours”


Overall, these three products, have solid ingredients in them. Most of which are organic too. We are pretty happy with our personal experiences with them, to date.

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I received these products at a discount. All opinions are my own, and honest. I am in no way affiliated with these products.

A skins’ best friend. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose.


I did a lot of research on Emu oil a couple of years ago. I have insane allergies with anaphylactic reactions, and get reactive breakouts because of it. They turn into skin infections fast, if I don’t knock it down fast. I went the whole doctor route, and dermatologist, and allergist route. Medicine really doesn’t help at all. Steroids would knock it down, but then it would flare back up even worse. At one point, the skin off my nose was nonexistent to just raw infection.  I had many other spots as well. After a long time of unbelievable pain, I went the al natural, organic route.


I do have a history of being a nurse, so after a lot of research, I chose a few products. Emu oil was one of them. Wow, it is really healing to the skin. This product is wonderful. It is all 100% pure and organic. Since I have started using Emu oil, as well as a couple others (I rotate), I have not had anything close to the horror I was enduring before them. Emu oil is full of Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids, and linoleic acid and oleic acid, that do nothing but heal the skin. It is an anti-inflammatory agent as well. It is perfect on your lips and skin. It has a creamy, and oily texture to it. Even though its’ an oil product, it does not leave an oily residue on your skin. Your skin absorbs it so fast. It has a very faint natural scent to it, but it’s so faint, you do not even notice it on your face and lips. It has a wonderful soft feeling to it. It will not make you break out. In the contrary to a lot of peoples’ beliefs, all oils are not acne causing, lol. They actually do the opposite. They increase the health of your skin. It will not clog your pores either. You can use this on all skin, and skin conditions. I just used this on my sons’ leg. He reacts horribly o common bug bites. Something attacked his leg, and he had huge, hard welts all over it.

They had a lot of heat in them, and I was afraid they were going to go into a skin infection. It has happened to him before. The emu oil helped him tremendously. It took the heat away, and the bites started to soften up, and heal. They were no longer a glowing red color on his fair skin. Since it is a soft creamy oil, it did not sting his bites at all. I am a true Emu Oil believer and user, and I really like this organic Emu Oil from Leven Rose.

I received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose – 4 Ounce (4 oz) 100% Natural

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:

Chocolicious! – Wild Dark Chocolate Powder.



I love chocolate. But, since I have developed insane food allergies, as well as allergies to additives, and preservatives, it’s hard for me to buy it. The same goes for cocoa powder. I love this product for several reasons: Non GMO, Organic, and Incredible flavor. I received the smallest of the sizes available: 4oz. But, they also have it available in an 8oz package, as well as a 12oz package. I like being able to get a smaller batch of a new product. I hate wasting food, if I do not like it, or if it tuens out I cannot tolerate it. I love companies who are proud to say they use Non GMO ingredients. These is 100% natural, and organic. I love the consistency, the flavor, and the fact that the package reseals easily during use. I love knowing that when I bake for my family, that they are at least eating a chemical free, and healthy dessert. I hate knowing that so many carcinogenic ingredients are in so many foods nowadays; it’s horrifying. This product is easy to use. Use it like any other cocoa product. It’s perfect to bake with and has a wonderful, wonderful flavor. I really can’t say enough positive. I absolutely love this product.


 I Received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Cocoa Powder, Wild Dark Chocolate Powder, Handcrafted, Single-Origin, Fair Trade, Organic, Non-Alkalized Chocolate from…

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My daily supplement. – Schwartz Bioresearches’ Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine.


Turmeric is one of my staples. I take it twice a day, and I never plan on stopping. I am not new to Turmeric from Schwartz Bioresearch.  I have taken it in the past, and I am glad to be taking it again. I am very, very picky about the supplements I take. I have a Nursing background and numerous life threatening allergies. I literally depend on a handful of quality supplements to keep me healthy. Turmeric is one of them. When it comes down to the nitty gritty, Turmeric is a great long term anti-inflammatory supplement. Inflammation is a major portion of most diseases too. It is also full of antioxidants, and can only be beneficial to you.

The reason why I am so picky about what I take, is that most companies really do put out very unhealthy supplements. It’s unreal how so many are processed. I’ve even read an ingredient list of a children’s vitamin that included Arsenic in it. This Turmeric is a Non-GMO product!!!!!!!!!!! That is just so important, and something I look for. It is made in the USA, and has no binders or fillers. It has no chemicals. Preservatives, or colorants in it as well. It is also free of wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, peanuts, shellfish, and sugar. The only ingredients in this product are: Turmeric, Turmeric Extract, Black Pepper, Vegetable Capsules. That’s it. Why black pepper you ask. That is needed to really help your body process the Turmeric. This has enhanced bioavailability. There is 95% Curcuminoids in each serving, which is really necessary to have the benefits of Turmeric. You only need to take 2 capsules a day, for a total of 1300mg. They are on the thinner side, and easy to get down. They do not upset my stomach or intestines, at all. Since I have added Turmeric to my daily regimen, I have been able to get off ibuprofen, completely. You don’t know how major that is. I was taking 800mg of ibuprofen at a time, and at least twice a day. I have very frequent anaphylactic reactions. My throat is always sore and swollen, as well as my body. Turmeric really gave me my life back. It is worth every penny. I really love this product. The quality is something I can whole heartedly get behind.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Schwartz Bioresearches’ Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1300mg, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:

Organic goodness. – Superfood Harvest’s Organic Turmeric Root Ground Powder.


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Turmeric is part of my daily life, and it has been for over a year now. I just love it. It is definitely more than just a yummy spice for foods. Turmeric can be eyed as a Superfood, a supplement, a yummy additive to your recipe. It’s just one of those great all natural products. This Turmeric from Superfood Harvest is just wonderful. It is a Non GMO product, which is highly important to me! It is an organic product as well. Another very important feature I look for. This is a Turmeric root ground powder. It is a fine ground and a pleasure to work with. You could make your own capsules with it as well. We make a great homemade toothpaste now and then with organic Turmeric. We made a couple batches with this one. It’s so easy to do. It is not only great for your gums and teeth, but it actually helps whiten them naturally. Just take this Organic Turmeric powder, some organic coconut oil, and then peppermint essential oil to taste It helps improve the taste as well as being beneficial to your mouth as well. Then you just brush, brush, brush with it, and hold it in your mouth for a few minutes if you want to. Turmeric has great anti-inflammatory properties to it, which is great for the gums. That is why I take it in capsule form as well. Doctors state that Turmeric boosts cognitive development, is healthy for your skin, supports a more positive mood, and a natural way to help boost your metabolism. They state it also helps to naturally detoxify your liver as well. Inflammation is the root of a lot of diseases. I have constant anaphylactic reactions, and I used to live on ibuprofen. I take approx.. three supplements, which includes the Turmeric. I almost never take Ibuprofen anymore. That means so much to me. There is also a drink called Magic Milk, that Turmeric is famous for. It is supposed to help boost the immune system. Here is the recipe for that:


1 cup organic milk

1/2 tsp black pepper powder (optional)

1 tsp turmeric powder

Organic raw honey to taste


2.In a vessel add milk, pepper, turmeric powder, honey or sugar, and allow it to boil on a medium heat.

3.After 5 minutes, the milk would have thickened a bit or reduced, then remove and drink.

Recipes including this wonderful spice are easy to find on the internet nowadays as well. This is a great overall product. It has so many positive uses. The quality is wonderful. They also state they do not irradiate their spice. I honestly never knew that was done. It turns out some companies irradiate their spices to have them last longer. I am very comfortable using this Turmeric powder as well as feed it to my own family. It’s really a great product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Superfood Harvest’s Organic Turmeric Root Ground Powder – 1 Pound – 100% USDA Organic, Certified Non GMO, Grade AAA Highest Quality, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:

So, so delicious!!!! – Black Tie Mercantile’s Guittard Organic 66% Cacao Semisweet Chocolate Baking Wafers.


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I love cooking, especially baking. I find people either love to bake or they hate to bake, lol. Since I am plagued with an intense amount of life threatening food allergies, I am so glad I enjoy cooking. Chocolate, on the other hand, is an issue for me. I find that a lot of chocolate either is made with Vanillin, which I am allergic to, or processed where nuts are handled. I have had my throat shut under those circumstances too. So, I am beyond thrilled with these Non-GMO semisweet chocolate baking wafers. They are organic, and 66% Cacao. You get 2 sealed 12oz packages in your order. This chocolate is amazing. It is amazing to taste, and to work with. Even when I think I am buying a great quality chocolate, I find that it is hard to actually work with. It burns too easily, and doesn’t act like it should. I love the organic goodness of this chocolate. It melts into a creamy dream of goodness, just like it should. You definitely get what you pay for. It acts and tastes like it should, and you don’t have to second guess the actual ingredients in the product, or how it was processed. Companies do not have to list the ingredients your food was processed with. That is scary to me, and it is a lot of what I am deadly allergic to. The ingredients in these wafers are: Cacao Beans, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Cocoa Butter, and Soya Lecithin. This chocolate was processed on equipment where milk chocolate was made. That is it for the allergen warning. I love that! I made some very gooey and yummy brownies with my first batch of organic semisweet chocolate wafers. It’s a dream to cook with, as well as to eat it as is, lol. My chocolate arrived well sealed and packaged. Very professionally done. It is also a Fair Trade product, which I know a lot of people love. The chocolate melted perfectly. The taste is pure, and delicious. I really can’t express enough how wonderful this product is. It is everything I have been looking for, for a long time now. No nut or vanillin worries with this product. It’s healthy for you too! I whole heartedly recommend this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Black Tie Mercantile’s Guittard Organic 66% Cacao Semisweet Chocolate Baking Wafers, 12oz Bags in a BlackTie Box (Pack of 2), in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If your would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:


I have been taking Resveratrol twice a day, for a little over 3 years now. It has made a big difference in my life, and I will always take it now. I am very picky about the product though. There are a lot of inferior Resveratrol supplements on the market. The ingredients and strength of this product was great enough, for me to take the chance on it. I have insane allergies, and a lot to foods and how foods are processed. My diet is limited, so I am dependent on certain supplements. Resveratrol helped me stabilize my health. I was having occasional flutters with my pulse, and weakness. My diet wasn’t giving my body what it needed, until I introduced Resveratrol. Now, with all of my anaphylactic reactions, and my odd diet, lol, I am able to stabilize and maintain my health. My blood work comes back perfect. I rebound faster than without it. I truly believe in all of the heart healthy benefits, and health you can read about Resveratrol. It really helped me, and continues to do so.

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This particular Resveratrol is a Non GMO, Organic product. It is made here in the USA, which is also very important to us. There are 30 servings in a bottle. A serving is 2 capsules, for a total of 60 capsules. The ingredients in each capsule are: 500mg organic Resveratrol, organic Pullulan, and Organic Rice Flour. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant. They provide a strong, organic, plant based form of trans Resveratrol in each capsule. A lot of capsules are made from Pullulan, so that is what this capsule is actually made out of. So, these capsules are vegetarian in nature. They also practice great allergen control at their plant. These capsules were made with no: yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, tree nuts, corn, soy, eggs, sugar, peanuts, fish, shell fish, or hydrogenated oils.

I am newer to these capsules, but so far so good. They have little odor to them. It’s slight, and a natural scent, like my other ones. They do not cause any stomach upset at all. I always take them with my organic milk in the morning and evening. They are a slender sized capsule, and easier to swallow than some others.

I was afforded the opportunity to review USA Premium Supplements’ USDA Certified Organic Resveratrol – Pure Organic 1,000mg Resveratrol (500mg Trans-Resveratrol) Per Serving – NON-GMO Project – Powerful Antioxidant, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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