Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Review: HCF – Happy Calm Focused Brain Supplement


I was given the chance to try HCF for a month and went in with an open mind. I figured at best I might feel a bit better at worst I took a supplement for a month that at least gave me a vitamin boost. Well after the first 2 weeks I could really feel the difference. Now this isn’t the wham bam abrupt change like a caffeine supplement or similar would give you. This is a daily supplement that creates daily long term benefits not a temporary high then crash.

I’m a single full time mom to 3 kids 10 and under and am self employed. So you can say I know what it feel like to be stressed, cranky and unable to focus. I am really excited about how the great this pill worked to help deal with my daily stressors. There wasn’t a pill I took that made me feel like a new person but day by day as I took my supplement I found I was changing for the better. The first thing I noticed was I was much happier, even when I had a hard day I seemed to be able to stay positive and keep a grin on my face. I also was keeping calm, calm to the point where sometimes it made me smile that I didn’t get all frazzled by little issues. And last but not least Focused! I struggle with ADD and focus is always an issue for me. Especially having ADD and working on the internet for a living. So many rabbit holes!!

This pill won’t make you look 10 years younger or 20 lbs thinner overnight. But one of the things I love about this pill is that it doesn’t make crazy claims that are all smoke and mirrors. It’s not a magic bean but it has helped me stay happier, calmer and so much more focused throughout my day. And for this mom that feels a bit like magic some days. This will definitely be a supplement I keep as part of my daily regime.

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HCF Happy Calm Focused Brain Supplement $39.95
HCF® Happy, Calm & Focused® is an original, pure and effective dietary supplement, considered one of the most exciting discoveries in brain supplementation in decades!*

The advantage HCF has over other brain supplements is that typical brain supplements rely on high dose ’50 ingredients-in-1′ glorified multi-vitamins or just herbs to artificially give your brain a lift, while HCF supports feeding your brain’s own neurotransmitters with what it is ‘suppose to have’ – F&Q amino acids. These two powerful key amino acids are found in whole-food proteins like fish, milk, cheese and turkey. F&Q works by supporting the increase of “feel good” neurotransmitter levels responsible for helping you feel happy, calm and focused every single day.


Phenylalanine (F) is an amino acid of tremendous nutritional importance and a known nutritional precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), epinephrine (adrenaline) and involved in the release of PEA, phenylethylamine which can sensitize endorphin receptors to endorphins. These neurotransmitters strongly support warm feelings of love, pleasure, happiness, alertness, energy, motivation, memory, attention, internal calmness, and sleep to name just a few.*

L-Glutamine (Q) is an amino acid and a major precursor for the neurotransmitter GABA, or gamma amino butyric acid. This crucial amino acid helps the mind relax and “tone down” unwanted “mind chatter” which can sharpen a person’s ability to focus and concentrate with more clarity.*

Associated Neuro-Nutrients are what make HCF so highly effective. These absolute, and precise levels of synergistic vitamins, minerals and other nutrients support the F&Q “key” amino-acids to pass through your BBB and finally nutritionally feed your brain.*


Learn more about Happy, Calm and Focused at and purchase online at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Bye Bye Blemishes: Clear Your Skin with SkinAgain Time-Released Blemish Treatment

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This time of year breakouts and shine can be an issue for me. With the raising temps its much easier for dirt and sweat to not only create unsightly shine but also create blemishes. I had the chance to try SkinAgain Clear and the formula has been working wonders these last few hot weeks.

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The serum is very lightweight and absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling smooth and shine free. I started to notice after the first few days that I was no longer fighting off mid day shine. The serum feels great on and my skin stayed shine free all day long.

This is a win just for keeping shine away the fact its also keeping my skin clear is just a bonus. Definitely will be a part of my summer skin arsenal.

Clear by SkinAgain
SkinAgain is a revolutionary line of functional skincare that gives you the confidence you need to reveal your skin’s natural beauty. Clear’s unique formulation includes:

  • Time-released Salicylic Acid penetrates deep beneath the skin for up to 8-hours to gently clear the blemish instead of drying out with one intense does.
  • Lilac Stem Cells to ​ help​ keep skin clear and cal ​m the​​ ​skin around the pore s
  • ​Enantia Chlorantha Extract reduces the shine of oily skin ​ to reveal a mattifying glow​.
  • This positive-energy skin care line uses affirmations, mantras and Dermavibe technology, a hologram infused with positive energy vibrations, to create beauty from the inside out.

Clear is a mattifying lotion ​uses Lilac Stem Cells, to ​ help​ keep skin clear and cal ​m the​​ ​skin around the pore ​s,​ ​while​ time-released Salicylic Acid ​​exfoliates and visibly improves the appearance of blemished skin to keep it healthy looking all day ​.​ Enantia Chlorantha Extract reduces the shine of oily skin ​ to reveal a mattifying glow​.

POSITIVE AFFIRMATION ​ included on each bottle: ​
“I am balanced. My skin is clean and clear. I am free. I am happy and energetic and my smile is contagious. I light up the world with my joy because I live, love and laugh. I believe in my highest potential. My skin is clear.”


Learn more about the SkinAgain line and purchase at


Disclosure: A complimentary press sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Pamper Dad with the RITUALS Samurai Collection


Ditch the cufflinks and goofy ties this year and give the special man in your life something he’ll love this Father’s Day! The RITUALS Samurai Collection is a unique gift to make any dad feel pampered and loved from head to toe.

The RITUALS Samurai Collection is inspired by ancient Samurai warriors, who paid great attention to their personal appearance. The collection includes 22 skin, body and grooming products formulated with powerful botanicals and enriched with Basil, Ginseng, Mint and Organic Bamboo to refresh and nourish dad.

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This face cream is sure to become a favorite of the Dad in your life. The formula is lightweight and absorbs quickly. It smells fantastic  a bit woody and spicy definitely a sexy masculine scent. And the best part it will leave his face silky smooth while repairing and protecting his skin.

Samurai Anti Age anti wrinkle face cream $45
Enriched with Japanese Shiso for protection and anti-ageing properties. Helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, while nourishing and hydrating the skin. This cream leaves a silky soft layer on the skin. Contains Japanese Shiso and Active Botanical Complex.


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This foot scrub is Amazing! Might not make it to Dad. The scrub has just the right amount of grit to really polish the skin on my feet. And the Chinese Mint smells so insanely good.The scrub leaves my feet so smooth and the mint is really refreshing after a long day. A summer must have for Dad or people who have Dads. ;)

Qing Fa cooling foot scrub $16
Soothing and cooling foot scrub that polishes the skin and leaves your feet feeling as smooth as silk. Combines the refreshing effect of Chinese Mint with the skin-softening benefits of Yi Yi Ren. Contains Chinese Mint to revitalise tired feet. After scrubbing the feet, use our cooling Lao Tze foot balsam.

Result: your feet feel cared for and supple. Your whole body benefits from the care you give your feet

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The perfect companion for the Qing Fa Cooling Foot Scrub this is a spa worthy experience. The balm is thick and rich but absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. The Chinese Mints smells and feels so amazing. Definitely going to have to grab this duo for myself.

Lao Tze cooling foot balm $15
Unique rich balm with a combination of natural ingredients that leaves dry, rough skin feeling silky, soft and supple. Pamper your feet with this sensational, nourishing and cooling formula. Contains Chinese Mint for revitalising tired feet.

Result: feet feel silky soft and supple, while your whole body benefits from the care you devote to your feet


Available as gift sets or individual products at, the collection ranges from $10 to $45.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Find the Perfect Fragrance for Every Dad this Father’s Day.


Dads are quite possibly the hardest people to shop for and although gifting cologne is tried and true, chances are you’ve probably overlooked important factors such as Dad’s body chemistry, personality and lifestyle while spritzing through the latest men’s scents.

To find the perfect cologne for Dad, check out the six colognes from to match every personality below.

The Dapper Dad: Now Dad can smell as good as he looks. Tom Ford Noir ($128.99) is an obvious choice for the dad who stays sharply dressed and wants his signature scent to match. He’ll appreciate how Tom Ford’s blend of bergamot, violet flower, leather, and black pepper accents his suit and tie.

The Outdoorsy Dad: Ideal for the Dad who is an aspiring Paul Bunyan, Dior Homme ($87.99) features a great blend of deep woody smells with a slight, fresh sweetness Citrusy Bergamot, sensual grapefruit blossom and cotton-fresh white musks infuse to create a radiant, contemporary signature.

The Modern Dad: Designed for a Dad who is sophisticated and refined, Valentino Uomo ($109.99) opens with bergamot and myrtle, succeeded in the heart by roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream, on a rich base created of cedar and precious leather.

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One of my all time faves, this fresh beachy scent is clean and crisp and perfect for dads young and old. This is one of those scents I can’t stop smelling its warm and comforting and is a great daytime scent.

The Beach Dad: If the beach house is Dad’s most prized possession, Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani ($71.99) is the cologne for him. The blend of sea notes, lime, lemon, and orange shine through from the very first spray till the end. It is at the base where the white musk develops, making for the perfect daytime cologne.

Prada Luna Rossa

The Prada Luna Rossa Extreme is definitely a standout from most men’s colognes. The warm black pepper and citrus combine to make a strong spicy, warm scent. I love the notes of citrus and how they blend with the warm leathery notes.

A great gift for the dad who loves a crisp, clean suit and is always the office’s best dressed.

The Exec Dad: If your Dad’s office is his second home, Prada Luna Rossa Extreme ($94.99) is the ideal scent for him. This masculine fragrance plays up his serious side while offering a twist of spicy intrigue. The earthy warmth of black pepper contrasts with sharp and citrusy bergamot and is softened by the clean scent of lavender. The complex blend is cradled by the leathery fragrance of labdanum with a highlight of fresh juniper berries.


This bottle is a must for the sporty dad in your life. The trophy like bottle is sure to catch his attention and he will love the fresh scent. One spray goes a long way and I love the staying power of this fragrance. The woody notes draw you in and the grapefruit and mandarin orange notes add a unique quality to this scent. Really love this scent!

The Sporty Dad: For the Dad who is inspired by sporting and the thrill of competition, Paco Rabanne Invictus ($82.99) is the fragrance of a champion. This aquatic, woody fragrance blends the excitement of sport with dreamlike elements that celebrate victory and power.

The Preppy Dad: If your Dad is a fan of golf and tennis then look no further than Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Edition ($44.99). Classy and outgoing, this cologne features a fresh blend of grapefruit, rosemary, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.