Health + Wellness Find - Olly Vitamins

Olly Women's Super Foods Multivitamins 

If you've been in your local Target lately, you may have noticed the white capped, brightly colored, square shaped bottles with every type of vitamin and supplement imaginable.  Olly vitamins are also unique for their gummy bear or sour patch-like texture and yummy candy inspired flavors made with natural fruit extracts.

Over the past few months I've tried several of the Olly vitamins and I was not only impressed with how easy they were to take, but the effects were noticeable.

Olly Energy
Daily Gummies
The Olly Women's Super Foods Multivitamins have lots of great and proven super food extracts, and a great flavor (Note: All Olly supplements contain some form of sugar, approximately 2grams, but the coloring and flavors are naturally sourced).  They are soft and were easy to pop in my mouth and chew.  This alone is a great feature for those of you who have a hard time swallowing pills, especially larger ones.  I felt like these gave me a bit of an energy boost, and I also felt great knowing on days when I might not have eaten as many greens/veggies as I could have, these were actually supplementing me.  

The Olly Energy Daily Gummies are formulated to get at the root of energy production with vitamin B-12 and CoQ10, plus a boost of the super food goji berry.  These gave me energy early in the morning, without any shaky, over caffeinated feeling, and the effects lasted throughout the day.  With one cup of coffee in the late afternoon, the Olly Energy Daily Gummies were the perfect way to really make a difference in my energy and focus level.

Olly Restful Sleep
Blackberry Zen Vitamin Gummies
The Olly Restful Sleep Blackberry Zen Vitamin Gummies were also a game changer.  I've taken Melatonin on it's own, so I know that it works well for me when I'm traveling through time zones or really need to get a longer, quality sleep.  

This formula takes it a bit further,  with not only Melatonin, but a blend of L-Theanine, Chamomile, Passionflower  and Lemon Balm extracts.  The Blackberry flavor is also delicious!  Within about 15 min my body and mind began to relax and within 30 I was fully ready to sleep.  

Not only was my sleep was peaceful and undisturbed, yet I never woke up groggy.  I will always have a constant supply of Olly Restful Sleep Blackberry Zen Vitamin Gummies on hand!

Olly also makes specialized supplements for men and several different options for kids (they will love these!), as well as healthy, vegan moothie mixes which I'm also testing and will review soon. If you love living a healthy lifestyle, you need some Olly in your life. - RLB

Beauty Find - GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer

GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer 

I’m fascinated by recent advances in skincare that allow for results which in the past would have seemed impossible - and contradictory.

GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer is the perfect example of this.  The formula hydrates intensely, yet it also provides a matte finish and that special “lit from within” effect.

This luxurious moisturizer is made with volcanic minerals which act like microscopic sponges to help soak up oil—making skin instantly smooth, but never shiny. The water balm formula delivers hydration and, if used in the morning, provides a hydrating primer effect.

I liked using GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer after my evening double cleanse. The texture is creamy and smooth, and the scent is like an orange creamsicle, (which was a pleasant surprise).  The scent disappeared after a few seconds and didn’t irritate my skin. 

GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer gave me a beautiful glow – without leaving any oily or shiny finish, even on my more oily t-zone.  My skin was soft and hydrated throughout the night.  In the morning my skin looked plump, moisturized but with a velvet matte appearance.  I also liked the subtle firming effect GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer had on my skin.  It felt tighter, and firmer but not uncomfortable

I loved how well GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer doubled for a primer under my makeup.  In the mornings, I used a micellar water and then added another thin layer of GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer as a primer, and applied my makeup.  My foundation glided on like a dream, and I had a velvet matte finish that lasted for hours during the day.  I usually had to blot in the late afternoon on my forehead, but that was it.

If you have combination or dry skin and like a velvet matte finish, GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer is the perfect moisturizer for you this fall and winter.  - RLB

Beauty Find - Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream 

Earlier in the year, I shared with you the amazing Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. Now I've got a new skincare find from the brand, Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream.

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is an intensive moisturizer for dry or combination skin that turns drier during the fall and winter.   The texture is a creamy, airy whipped formula made with six rare African oils to lock in intense moisture for hours  Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream contains Plantain extract to help firm and brighten skin, fermented green tea and omega acids.

One of the best features of the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is the air-less pump at the top of the container, which means I never had to stick my hands in a jar or even pump into my hands.  I pressed the top opening and a small amount came out directly onto my fingertips to apply.

The texture of Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is slightly deceiving at first. When it was on my fingers, it seemed as though it was very thick.  But as soon as I massaged it into my skin, it literally melted into my skin and absorbed within seconds.  

My skin was hydrated and softened, with no greasy or oily residue.  There's no added fragrance, and it served as a perfect hydrating primer for makeup application. After using daily for a few weeks, the skin on my cheeks, which always get dry first with the fall and winter seasons, remained consistently soft and smooth, with a nice glow.  

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream didn't clog my pores, irritate my skin, and on very dry, colder nights I added a thicker layer as a "sleep mask" and woke up with supple, hydrated skin every morning.   I also found this made an excellent neck cream over night too.

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is another skincare winner from Drunk Elephant that's work every penny - RLB

Purchase Here: Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream 1.69 oz