Welcome to #SIMPLYSAMPLES. Here you are invited to learn about ORGANIC, VEGAN, ALL-NATURAL,and CRUELTY-FREE products. I have tested and reviewed them here for you. There are also some other random sample reviews for products I love too. Feel free to read those as well.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Firming DMAE Eye Lift Review



Even though the packaging for Derma e® looks commercial. The product is anything but that. Not only is it all-natural. It's cruelty-free, gluten free, non-gmo, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, and lanolin free. It softens and tightens your skin while moisturizing. It is easy to apply and is a lightweight product. Derma e® also offers many other products for skin care with the same ideas and health consciousness. 

Derma e® ...  the beginning:

Imagine a time, not long ago...

When people didn’t consider how their internal health affected their outward appearance. And, nobody understood that what you put on your skin matters too. The phrases “superfood”, “holistic health” and “sustainable” were rarely or never used. Nobody was concerned about their skincare being eco-friendly and nobody was eating kale.

Then derma e® got started.

Healthy before healthy was “in”
derma e® pushed skincare forward in a new direction by fusing powerful vitamins and plants together with modern science - we called it Green Chemistry. Continuing to be always aware, derma e® adheres to the highest ethical standards when it comes to animal welfare and our impact on the planet.

The company as seen on their webpage:

We started out in a local health food store in Southern California. Our first product was a jar of 12,000 I.U. Vitamin E Moisturizing Crème. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin, and word caught on.

Over the years, we’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in our belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration.

Today, we’ve grown to become one of the largest natural facial care brands in the US. We attribute our success to honoring our customers with products that promote healthier looking skin and business ethics that promote a healthier world.

The results
derma e® built a passionate following in the natural products industry and beyond, always aspiring to make highly effective, premium skincare formulas but with cruelty-free green chemistry.

So, Why Target?????

Target has a little of everything. So when I go shopping for groceries, my son's soccer socks and shorts, anything in the dollar area, and a movie to enjoy with my kids, I'll also be picking up the firming eye cream for myself and my husband. He now swears by it, since we aren't getting any younger. Don't forget to #NOTICETHELOTUS now at Target.

In 2016, derma e® proudly announced the arrival of derma e® at Target - three of our best-selling facial moisturizers plus our best-selling eye crème – Firming DMAE Eye Lift with Instalift® Goji Berry Glycopeptides. #NOTICETHELOTUS at Target this week and discover the derma e® approach to modern skincare. #targethaul #dermae

Meet Jaime and learn why and how 
she uses derma e® firming eye lift:

This post is sponsored by BrandBacker. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, September 28, 2015

#GlamuletPinkOctober Breast Cancer Awareness Month


For some  people you might not know or be concerned with this it hasn't affected you. But for millions of people they are losing their loves. This is a recent realization for me as my mom passed away from stage 4 breast cancer in March of this year at only 52, 4 months after she was diagnosed. She waited, DON'T! So lets show our support for PINK OCTOBER!


It's when the globe takes a month to show support for your cousin, mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, or friend, or neighbor. That one woman or even man struggling everyday to live because their body is fighting them. The ones who have to visit the doctor 20 miles away weekly to pump toxins into their bodies so they can live to see their grandchildren,their child get married or graduate high school. Wearing Pink during the month of October shows you care. 

What can you do to help?

What I'll be sporting this PINK OCTOBER is Glamulet's pink charms. 50% of all proceeds of sales go to a charity involved with breast cancer. Let's give Hope to those who want it, Support to those who need it, Strength and Love to everyone fighting this disease.


You can visit there link here to learn more


This post is powered by BrandBacker. All opinions are my own.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure Review

One of the best non-natural products I've had the chance to try out are these new gel press-on nails from imPRESS. I will say they are great. They are very practical, cheap, and easy for a MOM ON THE GO, like me!

They are easy to apply and stay on a long time (and I wash my hands at least 15 times a day, as well as bathing everyday). These nails mean you can do it on your own time. No making time in your day to visit a salon, waiting when you have an appointment, listening to a conversation you don't understand (probably regarding yourself) and not leaving with an extra $30 added to your full set you came in for because you were talked into the "extras".  This product also spares you from breathing in the harsh chemicals and I was grateful because I have very naturally thin, brittle nails. This product had no splitting or peeling after I took them off, which can't be said for the pricey salon nails, that get super-glued to your natural nails.

The product comes with a small file and a nail cleanser. So, everything you need is included. Following the instructions in the package you cleanse the nail, wash your hands, peel the backing off and press on. The ULTRAHOLD TECHNOLOGY keeps the nails on. There is NO DRYING TIME and NO MESS. 


So, the only downside I had was I was hoping that they would last the 5-7 days as stated. I got pretty close though. 4 1/2 days to be exact and as this was my 1st rodeo with press-on maybe I could try again to see if that may be the reason.

Everyone loved my nails. They looked like I went to the salon to get them done. Oh, and they retail between $5.49-$7.99 at some big chain stores, so they are convenient to pick up. They also come in so may bright and bold colors that have MEGA GEL SHINE. There are so many that there is something for everyone.

$7.99 / Walgreens

This post is sponsored by Brandbacker. All opinions for this review expressed are my own.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Antifungal Soap with Tea Tree Oil Review


Do you have smelly, itchy, cracked, dry, feet? 

This product is for you!

Organic and All Natural Ingredients only!!!

Contains NO Harmful Chemicals.

Oleavine Therapeutic Foot and Body Soap helps your feet get back to being feet. Your on them all day, why not have great feeling skin minus the Odor, Athletes Foot, Ringworm, Jock Itch, Acne, Toenail Fungus, Yeast, and other Common Foot and Skin Irritation Infections.

This is a 100% Natural Plant Based Cleanser containing organic and natural botanicals which contain omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 essential fatty acids.

Some of the main ingredients include:Tea Tree Oil and Neem Oil, as well as, other  therapeutic essential oils. Many of these products are known to have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties.

According to their Amazon Page:

Who is Oleavine Therapeutic Anti-Fungal Soap Right For?
-People who are suffering from embarrassing bacteria related foot and body odor, acne, and skin rashes caused by sweating.

-People who are active in team sports that use or share equipment which can breed bacteria. (football, lacrosse, wrestling, etc.)

-People who are active in soccer, basketball, crossfit, martial                                                         arts, running, cycling, yoga, pilates, MMA (mixed martial arts), boxing, or workout regularly at the gym.

-Athletes or Active Individuals at high risk of being in contact with other individuals or where infection can easily be picked up from gym equipment, mats, locker rooms, and public showers.

-People looking to support and protect healthy skin, feet, and nails. Gentle enough to be used daily for your shower, bath, or foot bath.

Product works great, it relieved my athletes foot after 2 weeks of use. I loved the mint smell, it made me think of getting a pedicure to be honest. It made my skin softer and it was no longer itchy and cracked. I will definitely use this the next time I have an issue with my feet. Now, if I can get my husband to use it, as he tends to get smelly feet quiet a bit! LOL.
I received this product as a courtesy for an honest review.

Eco Defense Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

Here in Florida we are full of heat in the summer and rain. This kind of environment makes the perfect breeding ground for the pesky insect on earth. Yes, the tiniest little bug who is confused on how tiny it actually is. Yet, these small insects can cause big problems. It's not just itching and annoyance but they actually help accelerate transmission of disease and viruses. Yikes, Mosquitoes.

Now, there are tons of sprays, candles, and other items that claim to keep the bugs away. However, these products are filled with harmful chemicals. Toxic to you and me, the kids, our pets and the environment.

So why this bracelet?

1st- It's all natural and contains mostly oils

2nd- It doesn't involve covering yourself with sprays head to toe, it's very easy to put on as it has multiple holes for adjustment.

3rd- It's easy to remove, that is right wear and toss it.

My Amazon Review:

My kids are allergic to mosquitoes. We live in lovely wet summer Florida (breeding ground for mosquitoes). Lucky I found this product as we have tried other all natural ways to repel them, that don't seem to work for us. We've tried dryer sheets in the pockets and citronella plants throughout our yard. Nothing seems to work because apparently they love to eat my kids. We tried the product and it was great. No itchy boo-boos and no doses of benadryl and allergy cream. I love the fact it's all natural and you can hook these to the kids belt loops or fasten them around ankles. Great Product.

I did receive this product as a courtesy for a review on my blog www.simplysamples.blogspot.com

I received this product as a courtesy for an honest review.