Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review of Nature's Gate Products

This review was a looooong time coming. I apologise for this. Sometimes life and vacations and dear children get in the mix and things get so crazy.

I had a long and lengthy review for these products. I decided to scrap it and give you my unbiased opinion in a short and sweet form.

I said before, I was sent the Acne treatment kit, a Pomegranate body wash and a shampoo and conditioner. Here are the reviews:

I will start with the Shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo I was sent was the Persimmon & Rose Geranium Color Protecting Shampoo and the conditioner was the Asian Pear & Red Tea Color Protecting Conditioner. The smell of both of these were ab-so-loooot-leee fabulous! I loved how refreshing and sweet and fresh these both smelled. I loved how they made my hair smell. I was proud to walk around after my shower and "show off" the scent of my hair. I had lots of compliments from people on the scent. It was a strong scent enough where it lasted awhile after the shower. I liked that. Not overpowering strong but strong enough to last. I felt like I smelled clean and freshly "washed" all day. ....Now, the part I did not like and unfortunately it is the most important part,...How it worked for me. I thought at first it was because I had just had my hair colored a couple days before trying this. I used both the shampoo and conditioner for sever weeks before stopping because I had to be sure. I truly wish I had not. When I used them the first day I found that my hair felt like straw in the shower. I even used an extra dose of conditioner to hopefully solve the problem but it did not work. I then got out of the shower and found I could NOT comb through my hair at all. I had to add a leave-in conditioner to my hair to make it a bit more manageable but I still heard hair snapping and breaking as I struggled with the comb. My hair was very hard to dry and after a week the ends started to look very brittle. Like I said before, I wanted to believe it was because I had just had my hair colored. But, after several weeks of this I finally gave up, with shampoo and conditioner still left in the bottles, and used a different shampoo and conditioner and the difference was AMAZING!( not the Nature's Gate brand) I was able to comb through my hair very easily and my hair felt and looked great. Now, my hair did not have that same fabulous smell but I will take to healthier version of my hair over the great smell any day.

The body wash I was sent was the Pomegranate Sunflower Velvet Moisture Body Wash. I really like the smell of this as well. I do think that all these natural and organic ingredients are the best when it comes to the fragrances. I just love a good organic, fresh scent. I think the wash did a good job cleaning my skin. My skin did feel moisturized and I felt clean after I got out of the shower. No residue and it rinses off cleanly. The only problem I had with the body wash was the container it was in. It was bulky and heavy when full (not so great to have when your hands are wet) and I could not get the pump to work so I had to unscrew the pump each time I took a shower and pour some of the wash onto my cloth. I hesitated to ever go back for more because it was so clumsy and too much work to do this each time.

The last thing I was sent was the Natural Results Acne Treatment Kit. I can not say enough great and wonderful things about this!! Seriously I have nothing bad to say. There are no negatives. I have tried every popular acne treatments out there. Granted I have not tried the "newer" versions of some of them that have come out lately but I did try the originals and nothing, I say nothing, worked like this kit. Not only did it work and made my skin look clear and clean and fresh but, I love that it was all natural and organic stuff I was putting onto the delicate skin on my face. I liked the subtle scent it had. It was a little medicinal but lite and fresh too. It has a face wash, (watch the eyes girls and guys, as always!) a nice toner and a controlling lotion. As long as I used this in the morning and at night before bed, I had very little to no acne at all. I wish I had a before picture to show but I was so ashamed of my skin that I would not allow my photo to be taken, or, I got rid of the evidence if someone had managed to get a click in. But, the difference is truly amazing. I have recently run out and plan on placing an order for another kit. I find my skin breaking out after a week of not using it. So, yes, it is a product for maintenance and you will have to continue using it to maintain the clear skin but that is the case with all the over the counter acne treatments out there. One thing I would like to see with this kit that I have seen with others, is some kind of supplement (all natural and organic of course!) to go along with the kit. Something to treat the skin from the inside out. That would just make this the most fabulous Acne Treatment Kit I have ever used! If a company out there would like to claim they have a better one or has a newer version of their old kits and would like me to try and see which truly is the best, I say send them along! :D I am always willing to try. I do have a bit of scarring from all the acne I had and the sun does not help as it accentuates the marks leaving darker scars. (the severe acne I had was for a time period of about 2 years. Stress and hormones will do it everytime) I would also like to see an organic lightning agent such as green tea or something that will work in the toner and the lotion.

Anyway, that is my review of the Nature's Gate products that I was given the privilege to try out and review. I wish I could have given a better opinion on the shampoo and conditioner but I have to be honest with my opinions. Maybe someone else will have a different experience.

ok, so that was not so short but hopefully it was sweet. :D

You can find Nature's Gate products and this wonderful Acne Kit HERE.

Monday, August 09, 2010

The first of our watermelons that we are attempting to grow this year. We are using a large plastic container to grow them in as we did not want to dig up the small yard we have and our soil is very acidic. We used some good growing soil in this container. They are looking good so far. We shall see how it goes.
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Wednesday, August 04, 2010




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Simple things..

Simple things. Things that can't be bottled or restrained but last a lifetime in our hearts. Pausing in the woods to ponder the most miniscule but rewarding things like being a mom or married to a wonderful man. Sitting among the calm to think about night ahead.....laughter....pounding feet....children enjoying the simple woods. I wake up from my daydream to the bustle of my nieces and my children. I see my brother-in-law with his daughters and my husband with our baby. I see my oldest two laughing and trying to skip rocks. Life is nice.
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Monday, August 02, 2010

Crazy busy life...

Life can get so crazy busy sometimes...but, I love it!! Sorry it has taken so long to post and get that review on Natures Gate up. Like I said, crazy busy. I am on my way home from a wonderful vacation and I plan on posting the review soon after I arrive back home. I also plan on keeping up with my blog more.