I was able to review the line of nuNAAT Silicon Hair Products. I was provided with 4 products from this line free of charge for the purpose of writing a review. I chose the Silicon line for its moisturizing properties. It contains silicone, keratin, and
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I was excited to be chosen for a trial group testing the FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum. The claims are of course as outrageous as the before and after pictures on their site, so I was glad to have the opportunity to try this product for
I was able to review the line of nuNAAT Silicon Hair Products. I was provided with 4 products from this line free of charge for the purpose of writing a review. I chose the Silicon line for its moisturizing properties. It contains silicone, keratin, and ceramides each one doing its own magic to repair damaged hair and make it look lustrous and healthy. I have used these products for over two weeks now. My final consensus is that for such a low price, these products are worth using to improve the look and feel of your hair. While the results were not dramatic for me, I would expect that on very damaged, bleached and dry hair, a more noticeable difference would be found. I know that the conditioning hair mask works because the first time I used it, my hair had a ton of natural curl in my damp hair that is normally not present! I thought that this was a really cool sign of my hair being nourished with the healthy proteins.
The shampoo is not oily or greasy, but it contains silicone which makes it a low lather shampoo. It causes my hair to clump together so I would use my regular shampoo on my roots to get the feeling that scrubbing my scalp with a sudsy lather would help lift the skin, dirt and oils away from my scalp and hair. My daughter who is a licensed cosmetologist said that shampoo is meant to be used twice to get hair and scalp completely clean and that I am not used to this type of shampoo. Fair enough. I don’t like the scent of the shampoo either which makes the experience rate a bit poorly as well. To me it smells like incense I suppose which could be a plus for a gender neutral shampoo for couples to share. The leave in conditioner is definitely a good buy and I like using it. I do not use heat to style nor do I use styling products, so I notice that my hair is more protected feeling when I use the leave in conditioner. This also has a smell that I don’t care for. It is subtle, but smells very generic. I apparently have a “thing” about smells! The Shine Serum is great on my split ends and in certain patches where my hair is over processed. Only a small amount is needed as a corrective measure on these areas. Then I take another small amount, rub it in my hands and smooth it over my hair from top to ends and brush it a few times. This creates a ton of shine that is very noticeable to me. I like that it keep s my hair looking nice over the whole time I am at work so I don’t have to bother with it during the day.
BEFORE – dry hair and split ends and frizzy cuticle
AFTER – shiny hair and split ends smoothed!
Moisturizing Shampoo adds strength to hair, smooths the hair shaft and increases shine.
Fortifying Hair Mask strengthens hair with proteins and detangles
Leave In Conditioner has intense moisture to prevent dryness and frizz
Hair Serum Polisher adds softness and shine while smoothing split ends
Over all I think that if you have damaged hair and don’t have the $100 to spend on high end products, NuNAAT is a good solution to try. If you dont have an aversion to scents like I do then your experience will mst likely be moore pleasant than mine. These products can be found at drugstores. I will not be buying the shampoo again, although I would like to try products from their other lines for sure!
What do you think? Have you tried NuNAAT or heard about them yet?
Let me know in the comments please
(Getting products for free for review does not bind me an any way to give a “good” review and it is not “free” product as I have to use the products, write the post, and promote the post for my readers, as well as pay 40% taxes on the costs for every item I review. I hope that my opinions help you when considering spending your hard earned money on specific products. THANKS!)
Let me get this out in the open right away! I am a fierce and dedicated advocate of animal rights. That being said, I also have a love of vintage and LOVE vintage circus (don’t ask me why because I don’t even know. I just do.) So since today is circus day I am all excited thinking about vintage circus and circus themed fashion photo shoots! Here are some past posts I have written that celebrate the theme CIRCUS. Just click on the picture to go to the post. And you can visit my Pinterest board about Circus too!
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I was excited to be chosen for a trial group testing the FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum. The claims are of course as outrageous as the before and after pictures on their site, so I was glad to have the opportunity to try this product for free in exchange for this review. I love trying new things but tend to be a bit skeptical of things that seem to good to be true and also that I have to use near my eyes! After hearing about the prescription brand lash growth serums causing irritation and permanent skin and pupil darkening I was so grateful to have a natural product to use. Fysiko seemed safe to me (see ingredients list below) and so I decided to give it a try. The information from Fysiko reads that results are mainly seen in 4 – 6 weeks but dramatic results for some many may take up to 16 weeks. I was willing to wait and see. I like that it has no scent and that I have had no side effects so far. (It is honestly like putting a small line if water on my lash line.) I have used it for a month now and I am truly noticing a change in growth. The length is improving especially toward the inner corner of my eye, and I am getting some thickness too. I feel like the changes so far are not substantial enough for others to notice but I think that the look and shape of my lashes has improved from a short like a bristle brush to a longer look. I am going to continue to use Fysiko and follow up with another post when I see dramatic results or in another month, whichever comes first!
4 Weeks AFTER
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FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Sodium Lactate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Proline, Yeast Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Biotin, Hydrolized Soy Protein, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hexapeptide-11, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Thyme xtract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Arcyostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Olve Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate,Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylamido Dihydro Noralfaprostal.
FYSIKO eyelash growth serum has never been tested on animals.
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I have written about my quest to find ways to eliminate my issues of stress and fatigue. I had found a great deal of information on magnesium that was very helpful, but it seemed to me that my diet was already rich with foods high in this nutrient. With more research I have found that a cellular balance of both magnesium AND calcium are critical to stress as well. Nerve connections, muscle contraction and even heart beat are influenced by these two chemicals working together. Magnesium at the cellular level, acts as an inhibitor of sorts to de-stress the nervous system and relax muscles. Calcium causes stimulation in these same areas; causing nerves to excite and muscles to contracts. The balance of these functions with the correct balance of nutrients is critical to balanced physical health and mental function. When the magnesium levels in the cell are low and the calcium levels are high this puts our bodies in a chemically stressed induced state. Adrenaline is activated and therefore the ”fight or flight” response to a true stress situation is over-exaggerated.
I decided to try a supplement for both so that they are absorbed properly and simultaneously in the right amount. At the same site that I found my liquid vitamin supplements I found an award winning solution called Natural Calm. This one is also mixed in water for maximum absorption. Again, the company sent me a free sample of this product to use and review. I was very curious to know if it would have any impact on my benign tremors.
I have been mixing a little over 1 teaspoon of the powder in 8 ounces of cold water and shaking it in my water bottle. I have the raspberry lemon flavor and it tastes like a delicious fizzy lemon water. I have heard that some people don’t like the taste but I really do. If you mix it with a bit of juice or tea it also taste great. I then mix it with extra water and a splash of juice. I do not drink it all at once. I sip it over an hour or two while working. Unfortunately it has not reduced my tremors, but this claim was never made so no worries. I do honestly feel a difference on my overall mood. I don’t feel a medicated calm, but I feel able to deal with stressors without getting “worked up” or feeling physical anxiety that I would have had. I am more focused in some ways or clear headed. I don’t get frustrated and easily and have found that I am able to enjoy situations more often even when they are not optimal. It helps that I see the glass Half Full and view stressful situations as life learning experiences. But using Natural Calm keeps the anxiety at bay.
I really hope that you are able to try this for yourself. If you have any of the following symptoms you can ask your doctor and find that this product will help you feel healthier! Eliminate Low energy - Fatigue - Inability to sleep - Body tension - Headaches - Muscle tension - Backaches - Anxiety - Nervousness - Irritability and PMS.
I was quite excited when I went on a site seeing trip to Boston with my daughter a few years ago. We wanted an educational vacation with rich history and cool picture taking. We were pretty excited in the cemetery as we were finding famous graves, but imagine my surprise when I found the headstone of Mother Goose! From the info I found she was Mary Goose, Wife to Isaac. They supposedly had many children and she had many rhymes and stories for them that were later published as the Mother Goose Rhymes. I found out later though, that the elusive and imaginary Mother Goose was originally from stories, pantomime and rhymes dating as far back as the 1500′s from France. The name finally stuck in literature history when an author named John Newberry published a book of poems called Mother Goose’s Melody in England in 1781. The name “Mother Goose” has been associated with children’s poetry ever since and has inspired many versions including modern day versions of children’s Rhymes.
I liked the Boston Story better thinking of her as a real person, but realistically children from today’s generation are not going to know much of her at all since her rhymes are violent and irrelevant. In the preschool class I teach I do play and sing Ring Around the Rosie with the Children, but I can’ t think of any others that we reference on a regular basis. And from what I remember this song was made up by children who were watching everyone die in a horrible epidemic. Ring around the Rosie was representative of a rash or fever. . . a pocket full of posies referred to the herbs kept in the pockets of the healthy to try and ward off the disease, and the ashes, ashes, we all fall down was the death of so many people (“ashes to ashes, dust to dust” said when people were buried). Don’t quote me on any of this, but it is what I was told as a child.
Do you remember the Mother Goose Rhymes and how violent they were? I didn’t even seem to notice when I was a child, they were commonly told to me at bedtime before my “sweet dreams” or sung together when playing happily with friends.
Three Blind Mice “Cut off their tails with a carving knife”
Sing a Song of Six Pence “Along came a black bird and bit off her nose”
Jack and Jill “Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after”
Rock-a-Bye-Baby ” When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, and down will come baby cradle and all”
It seems funny now that these poems hold such a fond place in my memory and conger up feelings of innocent childhood sentiment.
Do you still read these rhymes to your children? I am curious to know
Stress is unavoidable in life. Sometimes the way that people manifest their stress is unavoidable as well. For example, while some may appear calm, cool and collected during stressful times, others may exhibit behaviors that are beyond their control. Stress can cause a myriad of symptoms over time but what about the way we show stress in the moment? Probably the most common sign of stress is a headache which may or may not be manageable depending on the severity. Jaw clenching, shaking, sweaty palms and nausea are all common signs. Recently I have begun to ask people what their “ticks” are for stressful moments and some of them are quite interesting! Unfortunately I have benign tremors that cause me to shake all the time so I am constantly thought to be “nervous”. This is a real setback in situations where I am required to be confident and assertive. Stress can certainly accelerate the tremors which is hard to ignore or hide. In stressful situations an am a calm problem solver who takes action and leadership, although there are two major signs that come out uncontrollably when I am stressed.
The first is a rash that breaks out all over my face. Yep, just my face! (Why oh why couldn’t it be in a place that I could cover with clothing or at least somewhere less conspicuous!?! This has been ridiculous over the years to have a painful, red and raised rash all over my face and even into my scalp whenever I traveled with my husband for business trips to meet important clients and colleagues, or for fun to spend some quality time together. I would show up with a funky face rash!!! (I would always be nervous about leaving my little ones while I went away). So I looked yucky and felt embarrassed.
My other sign of stress is that my eyes dilate unequally due to sudden stress headache. The doctors found through MRI and other tests that my headaches pinch the optical nerves in my left eye causing it to dilate larger than the right. Similar to the face rash, people look into your eyes when speaking to you and it is a funky thing to have to deal with. I have found that getting it out of the way by giving a short and simple explanation to people right away makes us both more comfortable.
Here is an extreme close up of my rash (with make-up) and my one weird dilated eye on your right. (It is not very bad here, but gives the idea)
Some people have a twitchy eye, others feel faint, some may make crazy faces, bite their nails, cry, fidget, sweat profusely, vomit or even wet their pants depending on the situation. All of which can be embarrassing when they are out of your control.
What is your tick? How does your body manifest stress in a way that is difficult to control? OR are you the calm and cool one that doesn’t show a single sign.
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