Monday, August 29, 2016

[Review] New York Biology Therapeutic Essential Oil - Peppermint + Tea Tree


Hello and welcome to a Starfish review! I was sent New York Biology brand therapeutic essential oils to test out and review for you lovely humans. The oils I received for reviewing are Tea Tree and Peppermint.
Peppermint
Tea Tree
"Peppermint oil is used to focus the mind, improve memory, and promote wakefulness without 
causing nervousness and anxiety associated with other stimulants like caffeine. In addition, it 
also has a long history of uses, practiced by many various cultures around the world. 

Our Peppermint Essential Oil is Triple Extra Quality Therapeutic Grade. It is potent as having Mentha Furan 10%"

"Tea tree oil comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree.
It has been known for its healing and disinfecting properties and a wealth of scientific evidence exists to support its effectiveness. 
It is one of nature's finest antibiotics because it is so effective at killing bacteria. 

Our Tea Tree Essential Oil is Triple Extra Quality Therapeutic Grade. It is potent as having terpenin-4-ol 45%"

You can watch my video review to see and hear my honest opinion on these oils. 

To summarize my feelings, I gave their shipping/packaging a 5/5 stars. I was able to fully test the peppermint oil, and though is smelled a bit on the candy side I gave it a 4.5 [on it's own but 4.2 with Tea Tree] out of 5. It got the job done...of making me focused and ready to be productive. The tea tree had an odd after-smell that made me a bit uncomfortable with just testing it on my skin without giving it a true purpose.

I would like to thank Flawless Naturals for allowing me to give my honest review of their essential oils. This product was sent to me for free to test and review.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Starry Pastel Cloud Nail Tutorial

I think that name suits this look, don't you?  Now let's teach the world how to do this to their nails!
What I used:
Sallen Hansen Ultimate Sheild Base & Top Coat
Funky Fingers Glow in the Dark 7012 Nail Polish
L.A. Girl UV Top Coat
Sinful Colors Cinderella 1106
Art Confetti Stars
First, you'll want to give your nails a quick polish remover wash [especially if you use the ones with vitamins] to ensure you've gotten any leftover polish or goo from your nails. Then, wash your hands and prep with lotion. 

I started off with my base coat and added one layer. While the base coat was still wet, I used my opposite hand to pick up a teeny star and place in the middle of each nail. Also, adding three teeny stars to my thumbnail. I then used the Cinderella polish from Sinful colors to add a french tip look to each of my nails. I did add a second coat to the tips that seemed too light to me. After the tips dried a little, I used the Funky Fingers to cover my full nail. This added random glitter specks around and ontop of the teeny stars. Once that dried, I added three coats of top coat. Two being Sally Hansen's Ultimate shield, and LA Girl UV top coat in between the SH coats. 

My glow in the dark is very faint, so for next time I would most likely add more coats of the Funky Fingers polish. You're more than welcome to finish up wth some cuticle oil, and wash your access polish off in the shower or in the sink once completely dried.

These are a great look for any adorable, or pastel outfit. You can even alternate colors for the holidays!
Thanks for reading, and I hope this was helpful ^_^!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mall Toy Haul [Ft. My Fella]

The fella and I finally had enough energy to leave the house on a joint mission to get him some new clothes. Failed miserably, and ended up coming home with toys for both of us. He didn't really want to go clothes shopping let alone the mall anyways. The video can tell you better, and scroll past the vid for some fun haul photos!


I've gotten quite the spoils from the mall trip as did my fella.
Love in Hell the Complete Trilogy is the manga hidden in the back.
No extra pictures to show of the Five Nights at Freddy's Blind Box, due to the fact that I was not supposed to give into the blind boxes...but thus I have. I really wanted to get the Puppet, but fat chance for my first try. Bonnie is just as adorable though. 
My absolute favorite get from this set of boxes and capsules would HAVE to be Crow from Show by Rock.
Though I really wanted to get Moa, but Crow would have been my second pick. I'm still a happy camper.
One thing I was less happy, but still ok with was the fact that I attempted to purchase two different series of this Naruto blind box I came across at the mall....and ended up with two from the same series.

I'm happy to have gotten Naruto and Kakashi though. I would have preferred the Kakashi that went along with his box, but I know the dog that he's sitting on so I got over it. Also, these figures are not play friendly. Naruto's feet are a bit thin, so I feel excessive movement will eventually force him off of his frog =_=.  Last thing I'll say about these figures and I'll move on....paint job could be much better. I'd rate it a 6/10, and higher marks for the figure as an adorable whole.

Then there was my first Hello Kitty purchase in a loooong time. I was drawn in by the $1 price mark. It was two Hello Kitty Crystal Charms Capsules, and I picked up two.

I actually wasn't even sure what it was when I picked them up initially. They'd said "Hello Kitty Key" on the display, but they ended up being adorable head charms. I think the blue one would have been perfect for me, but I'm also in love with the Green one and plan to give the purple to my mom.

My second favorite get was this eggy little blob. Gudetama in danger was the name of the series. And I got the pudding cup.
At first I was very confused as to why the pudding Gudetama was floating in thin air. After reading the checklist...
...I notice that he's saying "don't wanna go out". My theory is that he's stuck himself to the top of the cap and is spilling out as you lift the cap to set him free to eat. I love the little buttcheeks by the way! 

I was very lucky to find this get in my opinion. 
 I am such a fan of Badtz-Maru! I was very sad to see his merch getting smaller and smaller. When I came across this case, I picked it up immediately. When I found out that it was a case for as notebook and marker/pen...that was also 2.88. Was as good as mine! I've already turned him into my new sticker collection book.
Lastly was my little brobee here. I love that the beanie babies have adopted him into their merchandise and made him into a little ball. Haven't seen things much cuter than this. Good job beanie babies!