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Monday, April 22, 2019

Product Review for SILK18 Hair Conditioner

I'm so excited to share a review with you today, from a company called Maple Holistics. I got to test for weeks, their SILK18 Conditioner. You can find that product  here on their website mapleholistics.com. I pulled up some information from their site, that tells you directly more about this product: Tame dry, frizzy hair while strengthening and fortifying strands with our Silk18 conditioner. A dreamy blend of eighteen silk amino acids are infused into this hair strengthening conditioner. The silk proteins are enhanced with a nourishing blend of argan oil, shea butter, organic pomegranate, and jojoba oil which deliver nutrients to promote softer, smoother, more lustrous looking tresses. The natural vanilla extract makes for a sweet, sensual shower experience. Our conditioner is silicone and paraben free making it great for all hair types, color treated hair, and sensitive skin.

When I was first asked if I would like to review this product, I wanted to make sure that it was made with safe ingredients as we are aware of chemicals that can be in most of hair products. I went ot their website and found out that the conditioner is indeed made with natural ingredients!

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Certified Organic Pomegranate, Hibiscus, Green Tea and Sea Buckthorn, Silk Amino Acids, Jojoba Oil, Natural Vanilla Fragrance.

With a ingredient list like this, you can't loose.

What I love about this conditioner {I have literally used 80% of the bottle already}, is that you FEEL clean after using it. It doesn't 'dry your hair out. It nutritious it and feeds it beneficial vitamins and minerals. I have super thick hair, so I like to use a little more of condition no matter the brand so I splurged with my amounts I used. One of the first things I noticed when I used this is the smell, it quite literally smells like confetti birthday cake. No lies. I crave cake when I use it, its devine! I read the bottle after using it to find out what smells so yummy and they noted "Natural Vanilla Undertones" on the bottle. Yep! The bottle itself is cute and functional. Nothing large and over sized, fits my shower shelves. Cute minimalistic labeling on the bottle, I appreciate the simplicity of this. 

One of the things I appreciate is that it is made right here in the USA in New Jersey, I always try to buy within our country before any other. Always supporting our business here in the USA, rather then out sourcing. Over all I really enjoyed this product and would recommend for someone that is trying to live a cleaner more aware life with the products they use on a daily basis. Also I noted their amazing feedback for this conditioner, on their website. Way to go Maple Holistics, tons of happy customers! 

You should checkout their website at mapleholistics, they also carry Shampoos, Bath & Body and Personal care. Plus they have a 20% off coupon posted currently on the main page, give it a try you won't be disappointed. Treat yourself! 

Friday, March 29, 2019

tie dye wedding dresses

With wedding season currently in full effect, I have been super busy in my shop creating Men's tie bars for Groomsmen and beautiful vintage necklaces for Bridesmaid's. You can find some of those items here in my shop hammeredheartdesigns

This morning as I was scanning Facebook, I found such a inspiring post on tie dye wedding dresses for Women! You read that right, Tie Dye! I love that these style of wedding dresses are so different then the 'norm' and standard White gowns.  The fact that they are so vibrant, colorful and unique, I love! So, I wanted to create a blog post around this style of wedding dress and share just how beautiful they are and to tell you its totally OK to do different and step outside of that 'box' for your own wedding dress! I know if I ever get married again, this maybe a option.

If you get a chance, click on this link and take a look at this couples beautiful wedding photos, they actually made me tear up because in my mind they had the perfect wedding! It would be a dream to have something like that.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Make the Most of Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

I can't believe I even hesitated at posting this, however society has a way of making you feel just like poop if your single. The entire holiday is after all geared for couples and couples only. BUT why should it be? Over the years I have grown so much in learning who I am as a single mom, as a business owner, a friend and so much more! The single years have been with me for a little over 6 years now, since my divorce. First few years were always the hardest and not going to lie, some holidays there is still something missing there. However I am stronger now. Maybe your newly single with this holiday approaching us fast. Here is my personal take on how to make the most of your Valentines day, single edition.

Celebrate it like your not single.

Do all those things that you wish you were out doing on this day.
Wear a cute outfit, do your makeup and hair and go out!

Go to one of your favorite local places to eat, go see a movie you have been wanting to see.

I know a lot of you are thinking, yea ok alone? I'll look silly.. Who cares? Go out and enjoy the day girlfriend! Try something new and different, take that leap and dig deeper into YOU.

Friends are great aren't they? Specially those who are also single! Share this day with your closest girlfriends/friends. Go out and have some fun together.  Have a great day/night

Treat yo self. Buy yourself something nice. A jewelry statement piece, a dozen Pink roses, a box of decadent chocolates, a new soft warm blanket, a new inspirational book. Anything to gift yourself and lift the spirit is great!

You don't have to go anywhere or do anything, honestly.
Why not just stay home and cook a amazing dinner, or order take out.
Light some candles, take a warm bubble bath and just chill.

Enjoy the fact that you don't have any pressures of a relationship and you get to do whatever you want. Have fun and Happy Valentines day to all you single ladies out there! 

Valentines Day Couples Keychain GIVEAWAY

I am always looking for new ways to add beautiful products to my shop, this time the goal was to add something that both He & She can equally enjoy and receive as a gift. I love these new edition couples keychain in my Etsy shop, they are hand stamped by me and each little letter is a separate blow of a hammer and letter shank set. Which makes these super awesome and unique.

I also offer other Valentines day gifts for both him & her in my shop, you should go take a peek HERE

So today I am offering, the couples set of keychains as a giveaway here on my blog.
Two keychains, one giveaway. One winner.
Simply entries via Raffle copter.
Open to the USA only.
7 days running time, winner will be contacted via email.
Good luck & have fun!
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

10 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentines Day is 40 days away & I am working hard in my Etsy shop to add more super cute options for this Holiday! I have been brainstorming with pen and paper, ordering supplies and getting super excited for the new editions. Meanwhile, I wanted to share some amazing Valentines Day gift ideas from Etsy the Handmade market. There are literally endless creative talent there, here are my top 10 favorites for us women.



I hope enjoyed this collection of amazing Etsy finds!!