Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale

Disclosure: Free Product Review


Twenty years ago a two pound weight gain had the power to send me into a funky blue depression that might last for days and as goofy as that sounds now, that was my life. I had give the numbers on my bathroom scale way too much power. One day I got so upset I picked up my scale which was fancy and new at the time and threw it out.

I find out what I weigh during my annual checkups. As long as I stay within a certain 8 pound range. I’m all good. There hasn’t been a scale in my home for over 20 years… until now and I gotta tell you, I am really enjoying this scale.

I chose the black model. It’s sleek, thin, lightweight and gorgeous. The Ozeri WeightMaster uses 3 AAA batteries which were included in the box along with a user manual that I tossed aside because that’s what I do; try to figure it out on my own first. Eventually I did read the manual but not before I popped the batteries in, took a deep breath and stepped up on the scale.

Manufacturer’s Product Description:

The Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Differential Detection was designed and engineered in the USA to provide a comprehensive yet simple weight management solution to measure and track your weight. Featuring BMI Measurement and Auto Recognition Technology, the Ozeri WeightMaster weighs up to 400 lbs and displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. Immediately after displaying your weight and BMI, the scale’s Weight Differential Detection displays your “net weight change” from your last weigh-in (L1), the average of your last 3 weigh-ins (L3), and last 7 weigh-ins (L7). By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster empowers you to see how your current weight changes day to day, from the last 3 days, and over the previous week. For users who would rather just focus on their weight trend without worrying so much about the actual numbers, the WeightMaster features Color Alert Technology, which displays your weight change in a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED for weight gain, providing a visual form of intuitive feedback. With built-in intelligence, the WeightMaster requires no complicated synching and spares you the data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives. Precision engineered and durably made, WeightMaster auto-calibrates with StepOn technology and auto-powers off to preserve battery life. The Ozeri WeightMaster is made out of impact-resistant tempered glass, and equipped with non-slip scratch-resistant feet that won’t damage flooring. Ships with batteries included, and backed by Ozeri’s 100% Hassle-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.

In a nutshell, the scale is easy to program and performs exactly the way Ozeri claims it will. I am totally satisfied with this product and I recommend it.

By the way, I’m five pounds lighter than I thought I was which means I’m under my target range. Yay me!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mia Mariu Refreshing Foaming Cleanser Review & Giveaway


Mia Mariu Giveaway

Mia Mariu Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser


I’ve heard a lot about Mia Mariu over the years and I have participated in giveaways that featured their products, but this foaming gel cleanser is the first one I got a chance to try out for myself.

Product Description: According to the manufacturer, Mia Mariu’s Refreshing Foaming Cleanser is an extra gentle cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. It is non-irritating, paraben-free, sulfate-free and fragrance-free. 


Key Ingredients: Aloe, marigold, sea kelp, sea lettuce, plus nourishing essential oils: orange peel, lemon, lime and grapefruit.

My Thoughts

The product (pictured above) comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a pop-up dispenser that lets you control the amount of  liquid that comes out so you can avoid rinsing your hard earned money down the drain because too much came out when you gave it a little squeeze.   The cleanser is clear with average consistency for a facial cleanser.  The directions are standard: wet your face, apply cleanser, use circular motions and rinse. I found that you get more of a creamy, foamy thing going on as opposed to suds.

As a rule (1) I don’t use any suds producing products on my face because they leave my skin feeling extra tight and drier than it already is. (2) I always use a Vitamin C serum and a moisturizer after cleansing.

For this review, I skipped the moisturizer step one day and I was pleasantly surprised that my skin didn’t feel extra tight at all. It was still smooth to the touch and while not as hydrated as it usually is with a moisturizer, it was okay.

The thing that impressed me the most though, was one time I got some of the product in my eye and although it stung a little, I didn’t get the burning, tear producing pain I expected. For me, that was the deal maker.

I recommend this product.

Note: This cleanser is not fragrance free. It has a citrus scent when you first squeeze it out. The scent is light and rather pleasant. It doesn’t last but you can’t miss it. 

About Mia Mariu 

The Mia Mariu philosophy makes the connection between beauty and health inside and out. Mia Mariu’s high performance products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out.  Each unique product fuses nature and technology by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides.  The result? healthy products that provide a perfect balance that reflects itself through youthful, healthy, beautiful, glowing skin and renewed energy and vitality, at an exceptional value.  Mía offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes, fine fragrances and nutritional supplements to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty!

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is a Firming, Emollient Moisturizing Sunscreen

Previously I tested and wrote a review Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. I fell in love with that product and became a lightweight Dermalogica fan. I wasn’t ready to step up on any kind of soap box, and I sure as heck wasn’t paying cash money but I definitely looked forward to getting more of their products to review.

Product Description from Manufacturer’s Website:

Help minimize skin-aging triggers with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50. Antioxidant White Tea, rich in polyphenols, inhibits lipid peroxide formation and helps neutralize free radicals (ROS), Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs) and Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs). Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays, while a unique polypeptide helps encourage collagen-producing activities. Blends smoothly over skin to create a perfected finish. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

Price $65.00 – Available at Dermalogica.com

My Thoughts:

I don’t know what skin aging triggers they are talking about minimizing but I figure at 50-something years old, those triggers have already locked, loaded, aimed and fired. I’ve already been shot. I wasn’t exactly expecting my skin to start looking all plump and young – and it doesn’t, so I’m not disappointed. I’m actually pleased with the results. This is an effective, hydrating cream that spreads easily and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky. It has very light, fresh scent that dissipates rather quickly, but it  kept weirding me out because the smell was so familiar and I couldn’t pinpoint it. It was driving me nuts! But I finally did figured out what it was. It reminds me of Ivory soap. For me… that’s a good thing.

Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Capramide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf/Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Glucosamine HCL, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysilicone-11, Glycine Soja Protein, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Urea, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 77891

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Disclosure: I received a free sample of the product mentioned in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine. I received no compensation for this post.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Should Keep Their Business To Themselves

The Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey breakup rumors have been confirmed. Now that their love story has officially become their divorce story, we all sort of have permission to start speculating, second guessing, making up stuff and talking a lot of B.S. about things we know absolutely nothing about. My Twitter stream started blowing up about their impending divorce last night and I was tempted to force myself to stay up and write a short blurb based on the limited information that was available. But I was already sleepy and learning the couple are divorcing made me sad so I went to bed.

Wouldn’t it be nice if for one day, good news outweighed the bad?  You know – just one day filled with pleasant, happy, feel good stuff. I know it’s never gonna happen but that doesn’t stop the dream. Moving on..

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Photo Courtesy of Twitter


As expected, the rumors have already flying. So far I read: he’s cheating, she’s cheating, one/both of them have control issues and so on and so forth. The two most prevalent rumors so far are :

Mariah is super jealous.

The 44-year-old singer is said to have trust issues with her spouse – with whom she has four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe – and believes that he might be cheating on her whilst he is away working. A source told RadarOnline: ”Mariah thinks that when Nick travels that he cheats on her! Mariah is super jealous and things are clearly not good between them.” Source

Nick’s career is to blame.

“She has tried and tried to get him to stay home more, but he always uses work as an excuse,” the source explained. “When she points out that, financially, he does not need to be working as much as he does, it pisses him off and pushes him farther away. He hates when people assume he’s living off her money.” Source

Now I’m sorry but even both of these rumors are true, they individually and collectively are dumb ass reasons to end a marriage.

A) IF Mariah “is super jealous,” - that’s understandable. My guess is most 44 year old women married to 33 year old men have jealous moments now and then. She can work on her jealousy issues.

B) IF Nick “hates when people assume he’s living off her money” - that’s understandable. No self respecting young man wants to be viewed as some kind of gigolo. He can work on learning to dismiss other people’s opinions. 

 Bottom line – we don’t know what really happened between them, and I’m hoping they have enough respect for themselves, their children and each other  to make sure we never know. Whatever went on in their marriage is their business.

I still feel sad because I really wanted the whole love at first sight, whirlwind romance, and no sex before marriage, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon story to prove Fairy Tales really can come true.

Since the dream is already shattered, I’m praying they have enough decency to leave it at that and not damage my psyche any further by acting like a couple of damn fools out in public.



Featured Beauty Video: Purple Glitter Eye Tutorial

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a huge fan of YouTube Beauty tutorials. If you want to learn a new hair or makeup technique, find product reviews or get a glimpse of a product in action, there’s bound to be a couple hundred thousandvideos to choose from.

The ‘Featured Beauty’ / ‘Featured Hair’ series will contain videos made by the best Black Hair and Beauty Vloggers on the ‘Tube. If you have a favorite YouTube Vlogger, tell me her channel so I can pop over and check her out.

Today’s video tutorial was made by Darby of Surviving Beauty 2. Darby is a Professional Makeup artist with over  10 years experience and a former MAC makeup artist. She is also a Breast cancer Survivor and all around beautiful person – inside and out. If you’re a YouTube user you might want to subscribe to her channel. She always gives a little extra.

Watch Darby work these gorgeous purple glitter eye lids:

What do you think? Would you rock the purple glitter? I love that little contour/shading lesson thrown in after the eye tutorial.

The thing that surprised me though was that she started with her eyes? I’ve always done my eyes last. What about you? Do you start with the eyes or save them for last? Leave a comment to let me know.


Want to get this look? These are the Products you need to make it happen:

Laura Mercer Eye Basics

Laura Mercer Eye Basics

Over 50 eyelids need a primer. Period. What’s the point in trying to wear a gorgeous shadow on rough discolored eyelids? I recommend Laura Mercer Eye Basics $26.00 because it is a multi-tasking eye color/eye primer. It comes in a variety of colors you can wear alone or use as a primer to smooth and even out your lids before you apply your shadow.

Sephora Collection Chroma Color Eye Palette

Sephora Collection Chroma Color Eye Palette

This is a new product from the Sephora Collection: Chroma Color Eye Palette $65.00 - A luxe makeup palette with 54 eye shadows, 12 eye pencils, and a double-ended eye shadow brush. Experiment and play with a wide variety of colors, from must-have nudes to intense smoky shades and more vibrant tones in a variety of finishes. Let your imagination be your guide.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner $19.00 - contains superfine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and really stays put for long wear without any fallout. Wear it alone, apply it over your eye shadow, or layer two shades together for a more intense effect.

Two Faced Cat Eye Palette

Two Faced Cat Eye Palette

If you only want the basic colors in this tutorial this Two Faced Cat Eyes Palette – $36.00 set featuring matte, shimmer and glitter shades. It has both -pink & purple shades for when you want serious eye drama and brown & bronze shades for a classic subdued look. The set has three 0.07 oz shades and six 0.03 oz shades. It also comes with a glamour guide that has step by step instructions to help you get your cat eye on.

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