JoMaMi’s Creations!

I was recently sent some wonderful products in exchange for a review, handcrafted almond body cream, and almond sugar scrub.

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Of course the first thing I did when I received these was to open up and smell them. Oh…my… goodness… my nose was delighted.  It has this sweet almond smell that and I couldn’t wait to lather this all over myself!

The lotion is thick and creamy, it absorbed right into my skin and left me feeling soft and smelling delicious.  It contains natural moisturizing ingredients such as jojoba and almond oils.

almondcream

The sugar scrub… mmmm…. It smelled like I was in the kitchen baking instead of in the shower. It’s made from real sugar and it smells as amazing as the body cream.

I used this scrub all over and have been using it everyday on my feet. My feet are still recovering from the summer months of flip flop wearing and they are close to becoming baby feet again! It also worked great when I exfoliated my legs.

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I love that this is handmade and natural ingredients were used, paraben free and cruelty free!  The customer service is absolutely wonderful.

Head over to the website and check out her products http://www.jomamiscreations.com/, she also makes beautiful handmade jewelry!

Zion Health/Adama Minerals – Ancient Clay Body Care

Don’t you love it when you discover new companies that have products you didn’t know you couldn’t live without? This recently happened to me when I learned about Zion Health. They were kind enough to send me products to review, and once again, I am in love. Yes, I know I fall in love a lot with my beauty products, but I am ALWAYS honest when it comes to expressing my passion for these items.

Zion Health specializes in ancient clay body care. They use an ingredient called Kanwa, which has been around for centuries and can be found in the clay of the Palm Desert.  It has an abundance of detoxifying and nutrient rich minerals that make in an ideal ingredient for natural skincare products. The company started out making toothpaste and has since expanded to feature an array of wonderful items.

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If you are an avid reader of mine, you know how much I enjoy natural products, and how I believe they are the best for my husband’s eczema.  When you suffer from eczema you tend to use an abundance of products looking for the best relief. I have found many wonderful products since I started blogging and am happy to add  Ancient Repair Healing Cream to my husband’s (and mine when needed) skin care regime. This healing cream is packed with amazing ingredients, such as tea tree and eucalyptus oils for relief of extra dry itchy skin.

So here is the thing, he will scratch scratch scratch till he is sore and bleeding. It pains me to see him suffer. He used this healing cream over his itchy spots and it provided immediate relief and soothing.  It is a clay like substance that you spread over the spots, it is very thick and dries to a grayish consistency. It is healing and protecting his skin, no more itching.  I am so grateful that I received this product for him!

I got a little something for myself too! Their Minerals Mango Lip balm is heavenly. The mango scent is so natural smelling and so true to an actual mango it feels like I am spreading mango puree on my lips except for that fact that it glides on smooth and silky and makes my lips feel hydrated and lovely.

I love scented everything, especially fruity scents. I never would have thought of throwing orange and vanilla together but I am glad Zion Health did because it is such a heavenly smell. This is the scent of their Mineral Moisture Daily Lotion. The lotion not only smells good but hydrates my skin. I think I am going to need a larger bottle!

I also received their all natural River Spring Ancient Clay soap. The ingredients feature the Kanwa clay, shea butter, edible coconut, olive oil, mandarin and green tea extract essential oils. It smells delicious, it’s also vegan and gluten free so feel free to take a bite. Okay, I am kidding, don’t eat it because then you will miss out on how soft and clean your skin will feel after bathing with it.

As a bonus to my readers you will receive 50% off of any of their products! Just enter saraspears during checkout. 50% off is an amazing deal that you should definitely take advantage of! Their products are already affordable!

Don’t just take my word for it! Check out their website! Visit their Facebook page to find out more info! Follow them on Twitter and stay updated with their products! You will be as happy as I am!

Hello by Harvey Prince Shampoo and Conditioner Set + Giveaway

Hello! Hello! HELLOOOOOO! Now that I have your attention HI! I’m SO excited to be working with Harvey Prince again! This time they were kind enough to send me full size bottles of their Hello Shampoo & Conditioner set to review and share with you. If you haven’t smelled their Hello fragrance you are missing out, it is my favorite scent from their line (I have tried quite a few but not all).

Let me take you on a journey… imagine yourself laying on a Hawaiian beach, pink plumeria and forsythia flowers blossoming all around the island. You are sipping fresh squeezed lemon aid and snacking on plump, juicy mandarin oranges.  Close your eyes and imagine the scent that envelopes the air.

Bottle that scent and you have Hello by Harvey Prince. Now, not only can you buy this as a perfume, you can buy this as a shampoo and conditioner to make your hair smell freaking delicious.

This shampoo and conditioner doesn’t stop at the wonderful scent. I am so impressed on how my hair was after just ONE use. The softness…ohhh the softness. I could not stop touching my hair after using this.

This product promises to restore and repair damaged hair. I believe it. It calmed my frizz, made my hair shine and like I mentioned before, made it oh so soft.

I use products in my hair to tame my frizz, a lot of these are oily serums and they tend to weigh down my hair after a few days. This shampoo stripped all the buildup and left my hair so soft and light feeling.  It is one of the BEST shampoo and conditioner sets I have ever used.

They come in 12oz bottles with a convenient pump for easy application. At $22 per bottle it is on the pricier end but you get your money worth with this high end, luxurious formula. Their website allows you to buy a nice deluxe size sample for only $1.00! Check out their website HERE. They also have great deals on their awesome perfume line.

So how about trying a set for free? Enter my giveaway for a chance to win one of three sets I am giving away! THREE winners will be announced! Those winners will be chosen on Tuesday November 25th!

Enter my giveaway down below! And don’t forget to check Harvey Prince out on Instagram!

Hello By Harvey Prince Shampoo and Conditioner Giveaway

Exfolimate – It’s Not as Scary as it Looks!


I’m not going to lie I was a little weary when I received this product because I have never seen anything like this before. I have dry skin, especially on my cheeks and on my legs so I was very intrigued to find out if this worked.

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It is recommend that you use this while your skin is damp. So I filled up the tub for a nice long soak. Afterward, I grabbed this crazy contraption and started scraping my dry legs, it sounds gross I know, butttt needless to say little flakes of skin started coming off like a close shave.

I used the larger one on my legs and the smaller one on my face. For my face I GENTLY used this (honestly I was afraid) but it worked so well! I used it to scrape off the dry skin that seems to gather around my nose. I was surprised on how well that worked. I tried using it on my cheeks, I scraped gently… not sure how well it worked, I was skeptical on using this on the delicate skin on my face.

So does it work? YES! The skin on my legs were so soft and less flaky. You could see a visible difference! I noticed a difference on my nose but I didn’t notice a result on my face, but like I said, I didn’t do a lot of scraping in that area.

If you would like to try it you can find it HERE on Amazon.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Let me tell you about Laline

Ever find a product that makes you feel luxurious? If you haven’t you should splurge on some products from this wonderful company.

I have three products from this company, all of which I love, but I am going to save my favorite product for last.

The first thing are makeup remover wipes. I need these in my life for those nights I am just too damn lazy to take off my makeup, but not taking off my makeup feels like an ultimate sin. These work so well to quickly remove all the makeup and impurities from the day off of your face. The scent is so delightful! I love how the package is designed, it top slides across for easy access to your wipes. These are great for lazy nights and travel.

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My step daughter loves bath time, Laline offers a product line for young girls. I received a body wash called Foam Fatale. It’s so cute! It looks like a big bottle of mousse. She loves spraying this on her wash cloth, it comes out in giant pile of pink fluffy foam and it smells like baby powder. Perfect scent for her since she is only 2.

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And last, but not least I also have their body scrub in Coconut Verbena. OMG, the smell.. I am pretty sure my nose might have had an orgasm because my eyes roll into the back of my head every time I take a whiff. It smells like sweet coconut and I am not sure what other scents makeup this wonderful stuff but I am in love. It rubs into your skin gently exfoliating and leaves behind a slight oil that permeates into your skin and leaves it feels soft after your shower or bath. This is where the word luxury comes in  because I feel absolutely luxurious and spoiled when I use this product. It comes in many scents and I wish I could have them all!

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So don’t take my word for it, try it out. Check out their website! I promise you won’t be disappointed! http://www.laline.com/

Adovia Natural Sulfur Soap + What Dead Sea Minerals Do For Your Skin


Unfortunately, even though I am far from a teenager and into my thirties, I still suffer the occasional bout of acne. Although I have bottles among bottles of acne cleansers,  I sometimes like using an old fashion bar of soap, especially because I can use it on my whole body and not just my face.

Let me introduce to you, Adovia Natural Sulfur Soap. This soap is highly enriched with minerals from the Dead Sea. Sounds fancy right?!

deadsea soap

I’ve always wanted to visit the Dead Sea, it has such a high salt content causing the water to be so dense it makes people buoyant in the water. Basically it makes you float.

I have heard a lot of products lately containing Dead Sea minerals. I did a little research to find out why this is so popular and how it benefits your skin.

The Dead Sea contains the highest amounts of salt and mineral concentration of any other body of water on earth. The mineral compensation has been shown to have many benefits to your skin.  Such as,

  • Reducing oil
  • Helping your body retain its natural moisture
  • Restoring chemical balance
  • Relief from skin allergies
  • Relieving stress

They say the salt from the Dead Sea penetrates your skin and makes it more permeable and easier to retain our own natural moisture.

Why add sulfur? The sulfur is an acne fighting property that helps dry out your pimples. This bar contains 3% sulfur so it will help your skin without over drying while the Dead Sea ingredients will help reduce oil and retain moisturize.

It works! I’ve been using this for a couple weeks. It doesn’t dry out your skin like bar soap tends to, and I have noticed a reduction in oil on my face. It has a very light soap scent, barely any at all. It is larger than the typical bar of soap, so you are getting your moneys worth.

If you are acne prone, no matter what your age, I would highly recommend this product. You can find it HERE on Amazon.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

PurSol Konjac Sponge – I figured out why these are awesome

You may remember an older post titled, Konjac Sponge, What’s with all the Hype? I wasn’t overly impressed at the time,  I thought it did a good job getting my face clean but didn’t understand what the big deal was.

So I tried it again, this time a different brand and two different types, and I have to say I LOVED IT. Way more than before. I used another charcoal infused sponge to help with blackheads and then a plain white one. I am not sure how well the charcoal infused one actually helped my blackheads, but the sponge gently exfoliated my skin, while deep cleaning it. Why is this one better than the last I tried? I THINK it’s probably the shape and density of this particular brand. It thicker, denser but smaller in size.

The one on the top is unpackaged, the black one has been used
The one on the top is unpackaged, the black one has been used, you can see how much it expands after you add water

I favored the white one because it was nice to actually see the makeup and dirt coming off my face, it just reassured me that it was working.

Just as reminder as to what a konjac sponge is; A konjac sponge is made from the root of a konjac plant found in Japan. This all natural plant root, turned sponge, comes packaged usually dry and you add water to expand it. The pictures shown are before adding water and after so you can get an idea as to how much it expands.

So what’s it do? The Konjac sponge is supposed to do the following:

  • Cleanse your pores
  • Gently exfoliate
  • Hydrates your skin and balances PH
  • remove excess sebum (the nasty white gunk that comes out of your pores)

Honestly, I can’t vouch that it does all that, especially since I have a pretty long regime of skincare products I use daily. I can promise you this, your skin FEELS cleaner! If you are using your fingers to wash your face, and you want a low cost alternative to say, a clarisonic, then I would highly recommend this product.  Find the charcolal one HERE  or the regular white one HERE on Amazon.com