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Moor Spa Product Review


I recently had the chance to try and review some products from Moor Spa in lieu of an honest review.


Moor Spa is a company that is inspired by nature, all of the products contain Austrian Moor, herbal extracts and pure essential oils. Their products are 100% naturally derived and have been rated as one of the safest product lines in the spa industry by consumer product safety organizations in North America. Moor Spa products are free of synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and fragrances and petroleum-derived chemicals and every ingredient is listed in a 100% Natural Source Guarantee for each product.



Moor is a rare form of nutrient-rich peat created by the gradual transformation of herbs, plants & flowers that are submerged under water or underground. The plant matter undergoes a ‘ripening’ process over thousands of years, during this process all of the organic and inorganic substances within the plants are combined into the Moor mud resulting in an herbal complex with wonderful revitalizing properties.



Moor mud contains natural cell-regenerating properties, and is a powerful antioxidant, fighting aging, and alleviating acne and eczema, it also possesses natural astringent qualities to help eliminate bacteria and fight infection.



Moor is highly anti-inflammatory, it is great at detoxifying, making it excellent for skincare!


The three products I was able to try was Moor Spa Body Mask, Body Scrub Cream and Shower Gel.



Moor Spa Body Mask

Because of the many benefits Moor has for skincare, it is excellent as a body mask.

Moor Spa Body Mask is made up of 100% Austrian Deep Moor Heilmoor Clay.

A body mask can be used for general detoxification, pain treatment, inch-loss body wrap and for cellulite reduction.

I would apply a thin, even layer of body mask to the treated area or the whole body.

Leave on for about 30 minutes; it works even better if you are wrapped in a thermal blanket, plastic wrap or foil.


If are like me and are not able to wrap your whole body, I wrapped certain areas like my arms and thighs with plastic wrap.

Rinse and relax wrapped in a cozy robe or blanket.

At first my skin felt tingly once the mask was applied but then it feels completely relaxing.

I really noticed my skin looks and feels tighter after the application.

This is the perfect spa treatment at home!




Body Scrub Cream

This scrub has ingredients like Heilmoor Clay, Ginger Root Oil, Cinnamon Cassia Leaf Oil and Citrus Peel Oil.

It’s a creamy scrub with small grainy particles as well as large granules.


It’s not a harsh scrub and has a nice fine exfoliation to it, not too coarse – perfect if you have sensitive skin.

It helps gently draws out impurities and removes dead skin.

The ingredients give this scrub strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

It has a light yet relaxing fragrance.

After using the scrub my skin looked bright and felt firm.



Shower Gel

Sulfate free, foaming shower gel that uses Heilmoor Clay with lavender, lime and lemon oils – the citrus scent is amazing!

I liked that it forms into a rich lather and it also has small granules that work to exfoliate your body.
A little product really goes a long way - you’ll have it for a long time!

I loved that my skin was super soft and smooth. It looked glowing, clear and healthy.



I had the best time trying out these products, it was like having a spa in my own home!



To find more information on Moor Spa, please visit their website at https://www.moorspa.com 
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*This product was provided to me for free for testing purposes
courtesy of  Moor Spa

My opinion is not influenced in anyway and I will still continue to only post and link to products that fit my personal style*




~Jennifer

Skin Care from A to Z ( Guest Post)



There probably isn’t a person who enjoys having dry, flaky skin full of imperfections and blemishes. Instead of waking up every morning worried about the condition your skin is in, why shouldn’t you be carefree and confident? If you are looking for effective ways to treat your skin, make it softer, healthier, and restore its youthful, healthy glow, we have great news for you. Read on to find out everything you need to know about different skin care treatments.


Natural treatments

If you want the best, turn to Mother Nature. If you decide to use natural ingredients and opt for natural treatments in your skin care routine, you will notice subtle changes for the better within a couple of weeks. Nourish and revitalize the skin of your face with simple and easy homemade masks which include ingredients that can be found in any kitchen: honey, avocado, oatmeal, yoghurt, and eggs. Moreover, if you want the ingredients of these masks to penetrate your skin deeper, do a mild peeling and wash your face before applying the mask.


Facial massages


It is amazing what just a couple of minutes of light massages can do for your skin, and you should think about starting your day by rubbing a few drops of oil into the sensitive skin of your face. By gently massaging your swollen eyelids with some eye cream in the morning, you will be able to de-puff your eyes and remove the excess fluid out of that area. Before you go to bed, rub your forehead in small circles starting from between your brows and going towards the temples. This increases circulation and stimulates collagen production. You can even make your cheeks appear more lifted by pushing them up with your index and middle finger and using kneading motions whichhelp sculpt your cheeks.


Cleansers and toners


Cleansers are incredibly important and should be used every day because they gently remove oil, dirt, and makeup from the skin at the end of the day. They are water-soluble and they will leave your face completely clean (much cleaner than when you only wash it with water) which will allow the other products to work better after you apply them. Toners can also be used to remove makeup, and they are used to soften, smooth, and calm the skin after it’s been treated with cleansers. The good thing about them is that they leave the skin hydrated, refreshed, and revitalized, while simultaneously reducing dryness and diminishing red and flaky spots.


Cosmetic surgery

For those who feel like they need a bit more help than masks and massages, there are various cosmetic procedures which can restore youthful looks and make the skin firm again. Eyelid and brow lift surgeries give great results and they are among the most intricate forms of surgery, so you should opt only for expert facial cosmetic surgeons from Sydney. You can have your eyelids lifted to reveal more youthful and fresh-looking eyes – a procedure much more effective than creams and massages. You can also choose to have a brow lift which will give you a more refreshed look to the area above the eyes too.



If you take all the options into consideration, you can put together a unique skin care routine that works best for your skin type and fits into your schedule perfectly. If you choose to use natural skin masks, that doesn’t mean that you have to stop using serums and creams altogether – instead, you can upgrade your routine and get even better results by combining different products. Know which products and treatments work best for your skin and develop a routine which will give you the best results possible. 


This guest post is by 
Kimberly Lawrence



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~Jennifer

Top Brain Boosters



The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain.

The foods we choose have a lot to do with how attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel.

Certain foods may taste great but have additives that literally cloud our brains and leave us sluggish and dull headed, other times we can eat certain foods and feel a charge of mental energy and focus.




Here is a quick list of foods that will boost the brain and others that will drain the brain.


Brain Boosters



Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are great sources of vitamin E. 
Add an ounce a day (about 1/4 cup) of walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and un-hydrogenated nut butters such as peanut butter and almond butter.
Raw or roasted doesn't matter but if you're on a sodium-restricted diet, have unsalted nuts.
Nuts can also reduce brain inflammation, keeping blood pressure low - key for preventing stroke.



Blueberries

My favorite berry!
They’re great on their own, added to a shake, to oatmeal, or even to a salad.
Blueberries are tasty and sweet and loaded with antioxidants.
They’re packed with vitamin C, K and fiber and high levels of gallic acid, making them especially good at protecting our brains from degeneration and stress.
Studies show that eating blueberries can boost focus and memory for up to 5 hours!




Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the best brain foods, its high levels of vitamin K and choline (B vitamin) are known for aiding brain development, keeping the memory sharp and it can protect the brain from later decline with age.
It’s also loaded with vitamin C.
People usually roll their eyes thinking broccoli is bland and boring.
Try this Broccoli stir fry - add a bit of olive oil to a pan, Broccoli, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and a spoonful of orange or lemon juice.
It has a little heat with the red pepper flakes and a nice sweetness with the orange juice.
Just one cup provides you with 150 percent of your recommended daily intake.
Its high-fiber levels make you feel full quickly!




Fish

Salmon, mackerel, tuna, and other fish are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
DHA is very important for the normal functioning of neurons in the brain.
Eating more fish often means eating less red meat and other forms of protein that are high in saturated fats that can clog arteries.
People who are lacking in Omega 3’s can experience mood swings and feeling edgy or negative.
Omega 3’s have been known to be mood boosters and can enhance focus and memory.




Avocado

This creamy treat is also a rich source of the antioxidant vitamin E and C.
Research suggests that foods rich in vitamin E are associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s.





Brain Drainers



 Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Partially hydrogenated oils is code for trans fats, they can put you at risk for obesity, damaging your heart health and can cause serious brain drain.
One study found that people who consumed high levels of trans fats had lower cerebral abilities later in life.
Common culprits include fried foods, baked goods, and processed foods.
Bake or grill that chicken instead of frying it, have sweet potatoes instead of French fries and avoid anything wrapped in plastic that sits on a shelf for months at a time.




Added sugars

The average North American eats 79 pounds of added sweeteners per year which can cause constant insulin spikes and inflammation resulting in both vascular and neuronal damage.
One study found that large amounts of sugar caused the brain's memory control center to become inflamed, meaning it can’t work at 100 percent and brain function slows down.
Another analysis found that high sugar intake is linked to depression. If you are an emotional eater, when you eat something sweet there’s an initial high, it feels good at first but then once it starts to be processed in the body there’s a heaviness that follows.




Saturated fat

A diet high in saturated fat can decrease the brain’s ability to fight the formation of Alzheimer's.
Saturated fat impairs your brain's ability to learn and form new memories within as little as 10 minutes after ingesting them.
Processed meats such as bacon, pepperoni, sausage, or chorizo are examples of very tasty foods that are high in saturated fat.
We all like to indulge from time to time and that is fine, but when saturated fats are always in your diet, then it’s going to take a toll.




I know I’m going to be buying more nuts, avocados and blueberries.



What foods are you going to eat more of to boost your brain?




~Jennifer

Ways to Be More Optimistic going into Spring




Some of us live in areas where it is warm and spring-like one day and then cold and snowy for weeks and  then we set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us wake up to a darker sky feeling sluggish thanks to a one hour loss of sleep.

So how do we not let the cold weather and time change affect us mentally?




Focus on the good
When you focus on the things that make you happy in your life then more great things will come.
What do you appreciate seeing, smelling, touching, tasting, and listening to?

Within a few weeks you'll train the mind to switch from a negative thought to appreciative positive thoughts.




Make plans

Making plans to see relatives, to see a movie or to travel helps get our minds moving towards something positive to look forward to so that we can be hopeful and optimistic.

Make plans to do 3 things per month for the next 3 months.

Choose things that you know will bring you joy and then go do them!

Feeling excited about what is coming and talking about how fun it was keeps us optimistic and forward moving.




Only Control what you can
We can get pessimistic and worry about the worst possible outcomes when we realize that we cannot control every detail.

This leads to anxiety and an even stronger feeling of having to control.

Figure out what needs to get done. What actions you can take.

Then let go of anything else that is beyond your control with the belief that everything will turn out fine.

You can even try to envision the desired (positive) outcome.




Limit your news watching and avoid it before bed
People wake up and reach for their smartphone to check out the news headlines.

They then turn on the TV news as background noise while getting ready.

They listen to news in their cars, have news alerts going off on their phones all day, catch the evening news and then the 11pm news before bed.

No wonder they're less optimistic!

What you choose to look at will impact your mood, opt for more positive things to read about or listen to.




Don’t snooze. Instead just breathe
When the alarm goes off, give yourself a few minutes to just lay there, eyes closed and focus on your breathing.

Breathe in counting to 4 and then breathe out counting to 4.

 Deep breathing is a form of meditation and in the morning, you have a small window of opportunity to decide what kind of day you want it to be. 




Distract yourself with something that requires focus
The key is to pick something you truly enjoy doing and do it daily.

It can be painting, coloring, yoga, walk or jog, listening to music and dancing around your living room.

When you are fully engaged in something, you can’t contemplate which leads to pessimism so just get up and do it!




Make feeling good top priority
When you commit to feeling good you instantly start to think more optimistically.


When you’re aware of your own negativity and shift to positive thoughts you feel powerful like you can conquer anything.




~Jennifer
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