The first thing I noticed about this cream is the scent.  It has a slight peppermint scent and smells really light and fresh.  It’s also really thick.  So thick that I admit I was worried it would feel heavy on my skin or make my pores feel clogged but I’m happy to say that it didn’t.  It absorbs into the skin nicely and leaves no heavy feeling at all.   I immediately noticed a softness to my skin and it took such a small amount to cover my entire face that I can tell this jar would last a long time.

I’ve been using this for about a week now and I am starting to see a difference.   I still have some fine lines around my lips but they seem to be diminishing and normally  I have issues with oiliness in some areas and dryness in others and that has completely worked itself out.  My skin feels  much softer too and has a smoother appearance and more even tone with a lot less redness.  Even some of my old acne scars seem less noticeable.  You can really tell the difference when you apply foundation over it.  The foundation goes on much smoother and more evenly without settling into the fine lines.  I can only hope that the results keep coming but even if they don’t,  I am happy with how nice my skin feels and the benefits I can already see.

Product Description

Here Are Some Of The Many Benefits You’ll Enjoy:
– Proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen which makes your skin appear years younger & more vibrant
– Firms & tones tissue structure that cause expression lines around the eyes, mouth & forehead
– Multiple uses: anti wrinkle cream, moisturizer, day cream, night cream, makeup base
– Absorbs easily leaving a moisturized, not oily feeling with a light fragrance
– Paraben free, non-irritating cream helps against free radical damage
– Achieves better results than serums & creams with Vitamin C & Retinol

You no longer have to buy a collection of products to fight the signs of aging since Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream serves as a moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and makeup base.

Their unique formula stimulates collagen production and rebuilds the cellular matrix of the skin using three clinically proven ingredients – a super-absorbent form of hyaluronic acid, Argireline (5%), and Matrixyl – a combination that makes this anti-wrinkle cream for face and neck extraordinarily effective.

Your skin will benefit and look years younger from their high quality ingredients that are paraben free and not tested on animals. You will have smooth, toned, attractive skin again.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Their top priority is to provide you with 100% satisfaction, and nothing is more important for their company than giving you a positive experience. They welcome any questions you may have about their products.


And now for the giveaway part 🙂

The sponsors of  Anavita were also kind enough to let me hold a giveaway for a jar of their anti-wrinkle cream so you have a chance to see for yourself how nice your skin can look and feel. ($29.95 value)  You can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Only one entry per household. You must be 16 or older and live in the U.S. to be eligible.  You must also be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook.  All other entries are optional.  Winner will be announced on this post at the end of the giveaway and on Facebook.  I will also email the winner so there will be plenty of ways to see who won.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or I will choose another winner from the same entries. That winner would also have 48 hours to respond.  Bella’s Blog nor Facebook is responsible for prize delivery. Anavita will send the prize to the winner. (Please keep in mind that although I usually get prizes to winners in a week or so, this is coming from the sponsor so it will take a little longer. They estimate their ship date for winner’s to be November 2.)

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



    I have gotten some great campaigns from Bzzagent before but this has quickly become my favorite!  I have been coloring my hair for as long as I can remember.  I started going gray at 19 and have been fighting it every since.   I have tried so many home hair colors and had every result you could think of.  I have had orange hair.  I have had green(ish) hair.  I have had horribly damaged hair… get the picture.  I’ve even left the salon with less than perfect results after paying a fortune to have my hair colored “the right way”.  I’ve seen a few commercials for E-Salon and have wanted to try it for quite a while but I was leery of spending the money and I had the thought that they couldn’t possibly get the right mix for me based simply on a few questions and a picture.  I figured to get the best results, they would have to see my actual hair.  I was wrong!

  E-Salon customized my color for me and they even surprised me by sending me an extra bottle of developer and color for my ends.   They decided that with the amount of gray I had, and how long it had grown out,  that I needed one color for the roots and another for the ends.   They also sent personalized instructions telling exactly the steps to take to achieve the results you want.  They also included 2 pairs of gloves,  the applicator brush for the roots, and a special cream to apply to your skin to keep the color from staining.  As part of my review I was also able to get a bottle of their color safe shampoo & conditioner and a bottle of nourishing hair oil for the most shine.

e11    The whole process was really simple.  I decided to do the roots with the brush because I find that much easier so I mixed that developer and color in a bowl.   It took me about 5 minutes to get all of my roots done and then I waited 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes I applied the color for the ends.  I used the bottle for this part because that seemed easier to me.  I got the hair color on my hair and waited the 10 minutes and then got in the shower.   Once you are in the shower it suggests that you take the remainder of the color for the ends and dilute it half and half with water.  Then pour this mixture onto your hair and massage it for about 2 minutes until it becomes thick & creamy feeling.  After that you simply rinse until the water runs clear and then shampoo & condition as you normally would.  The whole process took about 40 minutes and the results were fantastic!   As you can see from my before and after pics,  my hair had quite a lot of gray to color and the difference in my roots and my ends was quite noticeable but I ended up with a perfectly blended all over color that matches from root to tip!  I have never gotten such great results from a home hair color before.


I could not be happier with the results and I will definitely keep purchasing my hair color from E-Salon.  I am also happy to say that I can save you 50% if you would like to try them too!   Just visit the  E-Salon website  and it will automatically give you this discount when you set up a recurring order.

I received this product for free from Bzzagent.  Regardless I will only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



As you all probably know from my other reviews,  I love trying new skin care products!  Especially all natural ones like Mia Mariu’s  Skin Nourishing Oil.   I am however very picky about what I like.  It can’t feel heavy on my skin,  must have a pleasant (or no) odor and apply easily.  This oil delivers on all 3!   It is a very thin oil,  much lighter than baby oil,  and it goes on very smoothly and evenly.   It says it is fragrance free but yet it still has a very pleasant scent.  I’m assuming that is because it has ingredients like sweet almond,  lemon and orange.  I think it smells very light yet very clean and fresh.

I’ve been using it now for about 2 weeks and I’ve been pleased with the results.   I like the slight sheen it leaves on your skin,  not oily looking,  but just a faint shine.   It is supposed to be good for your face too but I didn’t try it on mine.   I tend to have oily skin on my face anyway and didn’t think it would be a good fit for me.  If you have dry skin it would probably be perfect.  It definitely would not feel heavy or make your skin feel dirty like most oils would.  It’s very lightweight and once it’s on you can’t feel anything.  My skin feels much softer after using it and like I said before, I love the sheen it has now…especially since I have a slight tan going on.

Product Description
Mia Mariu’s NEW Skin Nourishing Oil with invigorate your senses and rejuvenate your body with nutrient rich replenishing oils.
Our Skin Nourishing Oil contains oils from Sweet Almond, Avocado, Wheat Germ, Safflower Seed, Soybean, Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit – essential for keeping your skin firm, smooth and luminous.
It is also rich with botanical extracts like Chamomile, Cucumber and Lavender that provide anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support for your skin.
The Skin Nourishing Oil provides deep penetrating soothing moisture that rejuvenates the skin without blocking pores.
It helps prevent signs of aging by promoting collagen production which helps keep the skin young and supple looking.  Alcohol free, Sulfate free, Paraben free.
Suitable for all skin types and ages.


Mia Mariu was kind enough to offer a bottle to one of my lucky readers too 🙂  You can enter using the simple Rafflecopter below.  ~$25 Value~  (Please remember that they will be sending you the prize though, so while I’m known for getting my prizes to the winners in a week or so, this one will be a little different.  They are offering this for several bloggers right now and to give them all time to get their reviews finished they won’t be mailing out the prizes until October 9th.)

Only one entry per person.   Please do not try to use different emails to enter as it’s not fair to others and I won’t accept the extras anyway.  You must be 16 or older and live in the U.S. to be eligible.  You must also be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook.  All other entries are optional.  Winner will be announced on this post at the end of the giveaway and on Facebook.  I will also email the winner so there will be plenty of ways to see who won.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or I will choose another winner from the same entries.   Bella’s Blog nor Facebook is responsible for prize delivery.  Mia Mariu will send the prize as stated earlier.   Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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



When you ask a woman what they want most from a mascara they almost always say longer lashes.   I have tried SO many mascaras over the years and while I’ve gotten some pretty good results, I always thought they could be better.  Younique 3D fiber lashes are completely different.   You apply these with your favorite mascara for the longest lashes ever.

I will admit I was a little apprehensive when I learned that you actually place the fibers on your lashes.  I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it right   (I’ve never worn false lashes before nor have I tried anything like this. )   But I followed the steps that were included:

1)  Apply a thin coat of your favorite mascara  ( I use Sephora’s “they’re real”)

2)  Apply a thin coat of transplanting gel to one eye only.  (They recommend you only do one eye at a time and that you comb the lashes after applying mascara)

3)  Apply fibers before gel has time to dry

4)  Lastly, seal the fibers with another thin coat of transplanting gel


Sounded a little intimidating but in reality it was super easy.   The whole process took less than 5 minutes and the results are fantastic!  My lashes have never looked this long.   I’m also happy to say that there is no unpleasant odor.  I have used lash primers before that really didn’t smell so great and they sort of irritated my eyes too.  I had none of these issues with the 3D fiber lashes.

If you are looking for an easy way to have great lashes this is it!  It’s fast and easy and best of all, they don’t feel heavy…..I personally cannot stand any of my makeup to feel like it’s weighing me down.   I really have nothing that I dislike about this product or the application process.




Like every woman over 30  (ok  so I’m WELL over 30)  I am always looking for a product to reduce the signs of aging.   I doubt that I could even name all of the different products that I’ve tried and I certainly wouldn’t want to know how much they’ve cost me over the years!  Needless to say I was happy to get to review this one and keep the money in my pocket this time.

First of all, I have to say that I really like the packaging.   The bottle looks like it comes from an upscale salon and I love the pump applicator.  I get just enough with one pump to cover my entire face.   This product should last for months which makes it quite affordable!  I also love the scent.  The ingredients include lavender and I’m pretty sure that’s where the great smell comes from.  It feels weightless after applying and there is no stickiness or feeling like your pores are clogged or your face is dirty after applying.

I’ve been using this for about 10 days now and I can definitely see a difference.   The redness in my skin is almost gone and the few dark spots I had are much lighter now.   I still have some fine lines around my lips but these seem to be diminishing too.   I normally have trouble with oiliness in some areas and dryness in others and that has completely worked itself out.  My skin feels softer too….much softer actually.   This product is a keeper and will not join the age defying graveyard like many others I have tried.  After seeing these kind of results in only 10 days I am really looking forward to what my skin will look like in a month.   Hopefully I will continue to notice results….time will tell…..but so far,  I am happy!

Product Description
Ageless by Thera Vita’s organically infused hyaluronic acid smooths away the appearance of fine lines in seconds and helps keep moisture in and external irritants out to preserve the integrity of the skin and mantain a natural beauty and glow. It also increases the strength and elasticity of the skin for a firmer look.It has ntioxidant properties eliminates sun spots caused by sun, pollution or smoking

It contains extremely powerful organic herbs such as aloe, witch hazel, MSM, green tea, vitamin A, C, E, jojoba oil, and geranium oil.

Great for all skin types.

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




I love being a Purex Insider and one of my favorite things about it is being able to try their new products before they hit the shelves.   This time I got the new Dial Coconut Water with refreshing mango hydrating body wash and I love it!  It lathers like crazy and the scent is wonderful.   You can really smell the  mango and the hint of coconut is perfect.   I love this new scent and it will definitely go into my rotation.  I always use Dial body wash and I love to switch up the scents each time.


I am also really pleased at how nice this left my skin feeling after showering.   There was no filmy residue which is always a plus,  but even better than that, there was no need for lotion afterwards.  I even shaved my legs with only the lather and it was thick and creamy enough for a perfectly smooth shave without needing any shaving cream.  Anytime I can eliminate a product to buy I am happy and this will save me tons on shaving creams and lotions.  I am definitely a fan and highly recommend!

And now the giveaway part 😀


Purex is always generous enough to include some free product coupons with their missions and I always like to share at least one with my readers.   You can enter by using the simple Rafflecopter link below.  Giveaway will open on Wednesday July 30th at midnight  Central time (1 am Eastern) and will close on Saturday August 2nd at Midnight Central (1 am Eastern)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Only US residents aged 18 and older are eligible. You can only enter with one email address.   If I notice someone entering from more than one I will not accept the additional entry.  The only entry option that is mandatory is that you must “like” Bella’s Blog on Facebook.  If you are not already a fan you can click here  BELLA’S BLOG ON FACEBOOK   All other entries are optional.  Winner will be notified on this post and through an email and this post, with the winners name, will be shared on Facebook so there are several ways you will be notified.  Winner  will have 48 hours to claim their prize.    If not claimed in 48 hours I will draw another winner and they will have 48 to claim also.  Facebook is in no way responsible for this giveaway.   I am the person responsible for sending the prize,  not Facebook and not Purex.  Thanks for entering and good luck!!


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Like most women I am always searching for anti-aging facial products that work!  It gets so frustrating to buy a new product , with all of it’s promises, only to discover after week’s of use,  and lot’s of money wasted usually, that it really didn’t have any effect at all.   With all of the talk I’ve been hearing about more natural solutions, like Vitamin C serums,  the more I wanted to try them so I was very happy to review the Ultimate Vitamin C serum from Azure Naturals.

I received my bottle about 10 days ago and started using it twice a day immediately.   It is a very thin serum and goes on very easily with no greasy feel or heaviness left on the skin at all.  After applying it for the first time I could already feel a new softness in my skin.  It hydrates perfectly and really left a smooth surface that felt soft as a baby’s behind.

shick2After 10 days of use I am enjoying even more benefits.  I suffered from acne when I was pregnant with my first daughter and it left some acne scars on my face.  I have never found anything that would make them less noticeable until now.   Since I’ve been using the Vitamin C serum the scars have diminished noticeably.  I can especially tell a difference when I am putting on foundation.  It used to settle in the scars and look cakey but now that isn’t happening anymore.   I cannot tell you happy that makes me!  They are not totally gone but I am hoping that with continuous use they will fade more and more.
I have also noticed improvement in the fine  lines around my mouth.   I didn’t have many to begin with but now I don’t notice any at all.  It really seems to plump the skin up and help hide those aggravating little lines.  I am definitely going to keep using this amazing product!  I am also happy to say that the company is offering to let me do a giveaway too…..3 lucky fans will win their own bottle to try!!   I will run the giveaway from Thursday June 5th until Sunday June 8th. ]

Product Description
Azure Naturals provides high quality facial skincare and anti-aging products using natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. We are committed to delivering the finest skin care system and making sure that our clients are 100% satisfied with the results. Our customers are looking for better health and better skin and the solutions that we develop will always be designed around these elements. We appreciate those who are taking the journey with us to return to your youth.

Azure Naturals ULTIMATE VITAMIN C Serum

Fastest Acting and Most Effective Vitamin C Serum Available, Loading With Powerful Anti Aging Ingredients 20% Vitamin C + 11% Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid + Organic Aloe + Amino Complex

Perfect for Sun Damaged Skin, Fades Sunspots Improves Discoloration, and Helps Protect Against Future Damage

Refines Skin Texture, Visibly Plumping and Firming Skin, Stimulates Collagen Production, Reducing Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Made With The Highest Quality Natural and Organic Ingredients Available: 98% Natural, 72% Organic, Contains No Alcohol, No Parabens, Plant Based, No GMO’s, Cruelty and Gluten Free.

ONE YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: All Azure Naturals products are backed by our 365-day, 100% Hassle-Free, Money Back Guarantee. If you don’t absolutely love our ULTIMATE VITAMIN C Serum we will give you a full refund, including shipping, no matter where you buy the product!


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




A few days ago I received a free Schick Hydro Silk razor in the mail from Bzzagent. Periodically they send me items to review in exchange for my honest opinion…so here it is…..



I was satisfied with my current brand of razor but I agreed to try out the new Schick Hydro Silk for Bzzagent and I am seriously impressed! Let me tell you why…..

First off, I didn’t have any shave cream so decided to try it out anyway using only soap, which usually makes me much more cautious when shaving because it leads to more nicks. I had nothing to worry about! These razors feel so smooth and silky on my legs that after a few swipes I actually stopped and ran my hand over my legs to make sure I was getting a smooth shave because it felt like I was just rubbing them……to my great surprise the area I shaved was as smooth as a baby’s butt!


And I was able to shave FAST too….without even worrying about nicking myself. The blade design is perfect and makes it very hard to nick yourself. The build in guards work great at preventing nicks. This razor left me with a very smooth shave too! And with no shaving cream!! I absolutely love the design of these blades and will most definitely be purchasing them in the future. I highly recommend!


This review was made possible by Bzzagent! One of my favorite product testing sites!

If you would like to join me on Bzzagent just go to my Facebook page and leave me your email (and which site you are wanting to join since I do quite a few) and I will send you an invite.









I received these awesome  Tortoise Shell Earrings   from  Majestical Jewelry  for review and being the lovable person that I am, I have decided to give them to a lucky fan! They offer stunning pieces and judging by the quality of the earrings they sent me, they are very high quality!  I like these earrings too because they are so versatile….you could wear them with anything from jeans and a T-shirt to a pretty cocktail dress and I think this particular pair would fit in just about any woman’s jewelry wardrobe.  They are made very well but still have a lightweight feel to them and are not “heavy” on your ears like a lot of bigger earrings and they are the perfect size to be noticed but not overwhelming!


Their jewelry is great for gift giving too!  Majestical Jewelry sends the jewelry in a nice decorative box and a lovely satin pouch for storage. Just right for gifting. If you visit their website, you’ll see they have a delightful variety of styles to choose from.  I challenge you to go online and browse around, compare prices, and find a couple of pieces you are simply yearning to have for yourself!

They also offer:

•Same day shipping
•Free gift packaging
•Free returns and exchanges
•Money-back guarantee
•Free shipping on orders $49.99 or more
•Accept major credit cards as well as PayPal



To earn an entry to win these great earrings simply tell me in the comment section of this webpage why you would like to own these earrings OR which outfit you think they would go perfectly  with.   I will number the entries as the come in and will use Random Number Generator to choose the winner at the end of the giveaway.   The giveaway starts now and will run until Monday March 3rd at 8:00 Central Time (9 Eastern).   Random comments will not count and there is a limit of one entry per person.  Winner MUST be a fan of Bella’s Blog to be eligible!  I will announce the winner on my blog and on my Bella’s Blog Facebook page and the winner will have 24 hours to claim.  If not claimed in 24 hours I will again use Random Number Generator to choose a new winner.   GOOD LUCK!

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




Dial body wash has been my favorite for the last few years.  I love all of the varieties and the scents they put out so I was really excited when Purex Insiders offered the new Dial Vitamin Boost lotion infused body wash for bloggers to review.   I was thrilled when I was chosen to be one of the bloggers to get to try it.  I am not disappointed!

The scent of this is wonderful…reminds me of fresh picked apples even though it says it’s kiwi…either way it smells great!  But the best part is the lotion!  It’s winter and I, like everyone I’m sure, am suffering from dry winter skin.  I usually put lotion on immediately after showing or else in a few minutes I will feel like my skin is drawing up and getting tight.   I decided to use this alone and did not put on lotion afterwards….and then I totally forgot about it altogether because my skin stayed hydrated and I didn’t even need lotion!  I’ve been using it now for a little over a week and have not touched my bottle of lotion one time.  My skin feels great!  It’s soft, smooth and smells great!  I highly recommend this product.


Purex Insiders also gave me some coupons for FREE Dial Vitamin Burst body wash and I have decided to share one with my fans 🙂  If you would like a chance to win simply leave me a comment right here on my blog telling me why you would like to try this or what you think you would enjoy the most about it.  I will number the comments and use random number generator to choose a winner at the end of the giveaway!

This giveaway will start today,  February 20th as soon as I post this and will be open for entries until Saturday February 22nd at 8 Central (9 Eastern) Random comments will not count for the giveaway….you must tell me either why you would like to win or what you think you would like most about the body wash.  You must also be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook to be eligible to win.   You can click here to join me on Facebook


Leave your comment below and Good luck!


Good luck!