Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Swatches & Stuff - February 2016 + Giveaway

Hi friends,

These are the products I have tried during the month of February and thought deserved a mention.
I am also doing a giveaway - every other month - I hope you enjoy the products I have included in the February 2016 Giveaway!

Here is the full video:

Products mentioned:

1. It Hair Leave in conditioner I like this, it does not clump my hair or leave it in a greasy pile of mess I need to wash the following day. Nice scent, good bounce and a little goes a long way.

2. Alba Botanica Enzyme Even Advanced Scrub This is just as good as the Origins Enzyme scrub, matter of fact, I think I like it even better as it is thicker and therefore easier to apply. It really takes care of dull looking skin, I apply this scrub twice a week as part of my evening routine.

3. Weleda Rose Deodorant So, there are deodorants and there are antiperspirants. This is a deodorant meaning that if you sweat a lot or are very active, it may not be the best choice for you. I do not sweat, trust me on that one, so regardless of my activity level, this is just right for me. A few squirts under each armpit and I am ready for the day. It is entirely botanical, no chemicals there which is great on freshly shaven skin. This one is rose scented but there are others in the line.

4. Weleda Baby Calendula cream Technically, this is a baby body and face lotion. But it is so moisturizing that it turns to be a big go to hand cream in particular at bed time. I use it o both hands and feet and add a dab to my elbows. Getting ready for summer here with gorgeous - velvety soft feet!

5. Wet N Wild Perfect Gel Nail Polish in Stay Classy: This is a new line from Wet' Wild. Very inexpensive alternative to a gel manicure and guess what? The stuff actually stays on for a long time, Maybe not the 10 to 14 days they claim (unless of course you do absolutely nothing all day or wear gloves). The Stay Classy color is a beautiful mauve that is sure to enhance and lengthen your fingers.

6. Duri Nail Rejuvacote I stumbled upon this at Harmon's cosmetics the other day. It is a base, top and rejuvenating polish. You apply a new layer every day for 7 days then start over. I tell you, though it is not botanical or chemical free, this stuff is the best hardener I have tried. Bar none!

7. NYX Butt Naked Palette Shame on me for not spotting these before, I must live under a rock. This is a very good traveling palette, just add mascara ad lipstick and you are good to go. Nice selection of eye shadows, blushes and even contouring all for under $25.

8. Dr. Bronner's Hand Sanitizer A good alternative to the Pocket Bacs which leave my hands and cutilces very dry. Just spray and enjoy the wonderful scent of Lavender. It kills 99.9 % of bacteria.

9. Fox Mug by Tag The cutest mug EVER!

10. Cow Mug by Tag And its companion!

And now for the giveaway! Thank you all for your continued support of MGC  Youtube Channel and Blog. This month I have passed the 20k subscribers mark and it's kind of a big deal! Time to give back!

Here is what you could win (all products above were featured in my companion YouTube video)

Rules for the giveaway (just follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter Giveaway widget below):

1. You have to be a subscriber to my YouTube Chanel
2. Like my Facebook Page
3. Leave a comment on this blog - Just say HI or ask a question

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