Moodiez Review

Hey bloomers! I had the pleasure of receiving complimentary organic hand-crafted samples from this awesome all-natural shop Moodiez. They operate through their Etsy shop and Instagram which makes browsing & purchasing rather easy if you’re an existing user. Plus taking all major credit card and/or PayPal.


Top left and clockwise: pumpkin lip scrub (1), sparkling rose dead sea scrub (2), liberation bath soak (3), and detox clay mask (4). Below is my personal review of the above items. I reviewed them in the order that I tried them:

  1. Pumpkin lip scrub is extremely hydrating. It’s low-key tasty but great to soften lips. I could still feel it there after washing off. I also have some leftovers from sampling.
  2. Rose & vanilla detox clay mask is super easy to use. It literally only needs a tiny bit water if using water. Plus has a relaxing smell. I didn’t notice any effects right away.
  3. Sparkling rose dead sea scrub is amazing. I love the glimmer it leaves and my skin was soft to touch after the shower and the next day. It smells rosy and can feel a bit oily but nonetheless moisturizing.
  4. Liberation bath soak was relaxing. I opted to put in the bag that avoids mess so clean-up was easy. I would love to try it again but with the contents loose in my bath.

Overall, I’m really happy that I was able to try these products. I’m a very low maintenance woman when it comes to my beauty and aesthetics but given that these products are all natural and left me feeling like I was walking on clouds… I would totally buy for myself or as gifts! You should check out the variety of goods that they hav. Ranging from floral pearl highlighters for the make-up girl to an extensive bunch of different bath soaks made for self-care and relaxation.

Click here to visit the Moodiez Etsy shop!
Click here to visit the Moodies Instagram account!

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Your Searches, Planting Trees

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend in one way or another. I’m spending it by relaxing with the mixed weather we’re having here in NYC. Anywho, I wanted to share this search engine called Ecosia that I’ve been using for over a year now. It uses the ad dollars companies put up to show on search engines to plant trees. So essentially when you’re doing research, using Ecosia, each ad plants a tree. All you would have to do is either install it as an extension on your current web browser (I use Google Chrome) or go to Ecosia.org like you’d go to Google.com.

With environmental concerns and awareness becoming more & more substantial, I always think of how I might be able to help. And also, how can other people get involved even if it’s remotely. If you can’t find time to participate in things like volunteering or activism as much as you’d like so this adds value to something you’re already doing in your everyday life. When you’re on your individual computer’s Ecosia page, it will even tell you how many trees you help plant in the top right corner. Unfortunate to say though, it resets for every different browser and computer used so there won’t be a total tally unless you’re probably keeping your own record.

Furthermore, I have found Ecosia‘s search engine to be lacking on the information side. You always have to be careful when you’re looking up facts in the first place but I was not fully satisfied with the results it yielded. Google has always been, by far, the best search engine tool in the last almost two decades of existing. But when researching something that I know is an easy search and rather direct, Ecosia is the way. It’s for such a great cause!

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Daisy VoxBox from Influenster

I’ve been posting this VoxBox I received complimentary all over my social feeds and I wanted to finally share what it’s about! So Influenster is this new app that you sync to your social media accounts and they use your follower count to determine your audience. They also ask you a bunch of questions about your preferences to narrow down which products you should get. It’s really cool because you can be totally honest about the products you review and there are obviously great incentives to find new products you might’ve never tried otherwise. You can download the Influenster app and get involved yourself! All complimentary!

The above box is the Daisy VoxBox includes a microwaveable Skinny Pop popcorn, full-size Live Clean coconut milk shampoo & conditioner, full-size Nature’s Bounty probiotic gummies, pack of 3 sample always Infinity pads with FlexFoam, and finally a YesToTomatoes charcoal paper mask. Specific reviews will be posted soon and will be updated here when they’re published.

Free on Kindle: Yrsa Daley-Ward & Nayyirah Waheed

Take advantage of these free Kindle downloads:

bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward

 
salt.nejma by Nayyirah Waheed

I had the wonderful opportunity of downloading salt. when it was free some time ago and fell in love with Ms. Waheed’s work. Her piecey poetry was everything my soul needed and didn’t even know it. I’m so excited to get to reading bone and nejma. I really hope readers take advantage of the chance to get these 3 books for free. Offer ends Friday, April 21st. Enjoy the read!

The Journey, Part 1

I wanted to share something that was sent to the blog’s email alyssablooms@gmail.com as it was shared with me. Xumbalu – The Play of Music. They create some feel good music for meditating. I’ve been playing it for about a week now and I really enjoy it’s simplicity. There are songs that are pretty similar but the subtle differences in them brought me some good meditation. Try something different!