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Ashieda Konjac Sponge Review


Ashieda Konjac Sponge Review

Biodegradable – Naturally Sustainable – Environmentally Safe


I have used Konjac sponges to wash my face for a few months now and I really love the results. Lately I have used the Ashieda Konjac Sponge that they sent me to review. I have oily skin but get dry patches on my face and I have tried so many ways to exfoliate my face. I am not using commercial facial cleansers to cleanse and exfoliate my face anymore because of all the harsh chemicals and toxins. Ashieda Konjac sponges are made from natural Konjac vegetable fiber with collagen and they do not add preservatives, coloring or additives. It is completely biodegradable, naturally sustainable and environmentally safe.

The sponge exfoliates dead skin cells while leaving behind a soft film that will nourish and protect your skin with additional collagen. It can tighten and plump your skin, fight wrinkles by softening the keratin structure and repairing the elastin fiber needed to keep skin from sagging. It is safe for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

I love the way it makes my skin feel after using it, and I have very sensitive skin. I use the sponge alone without adding a cleanser. It never leaves my face irritated or red, just soft and clean feeling, never dry. I can really tell a difference with the added collagen that this sponge has that the others didn’t. The sponges really plumps up and gets very soft after it has absorbed enough water.

Ashieda Konjac Sponge Review
Let the sponge fully absorb warm water before using.
  • 100% Natural
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Biodegradable
  • Free from Chemicals, Parabens, Sulphates, Fragrances and Coloring
  • Can Use With Extra Sensitive Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliation and Deep Cleansing
  • Cleanse Pores, Eliminate Blackheads, Dirt and Oil Without Need of Another Cleanser
  • Improved Skin Texture
  • Naturally Moisturizes your Skin
  • Balances the PH of Your Skin
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


    This video is from Ashieda’s website on how to properly use their Konjac sponge 




To order on Amazon.com click here.





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$25 Glass Dharma Gift Card Giveaway


Are you trying to be eco-friendly and quit using those old plastic straws? Have you been wanting to try the re-usable glass straws everyone is talking about? Here is your chance to win a gift gift card from Glass Dharma so you can.  Enter the giveaway below.


$25 Glass Dharma Gift Card Giveaway

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Glass Dharma Glass Straws are sustainable, reuseable, durable, easy to clean, suitable for hot and cold drinks and dishwasher safe!

Glass Dharma is creating a lot of excitement from those who are concerned about their health and our environment. Using glass provides one solution to plastics leaching into our foods and ultimately ending up in our landfills and oceans. Glass Dharma customers also appreciate that the straws are hand made in the USA! They also offer 100% satisfaction gaurantee as well as a Lifetime Gaurantee Against Breakage, which makes their straws risk free for me and you!

Check Out Glass Dharma Here for yourself!

My Original Reviews for Glass Dharma Straws are HERE & HERE

NOW….. 1 Lucky Winner will receive an Electronic Gift Card for $25 from Glass Dharma! Enter Today & Good Luck 🙂

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Giveaway Dates : Starts 10/18 @ 12 AM EST and Ends 11/06 @ 12 AM EST

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PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge Review


100% Natural Konjac Facial Sponge Original and With Activated Bamboo Charcoal 

Biodegradable – Cruelty Free – No Harsh Chemicals


I have fallen in love with my PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponges. I have the Original which is in white, and the Activated Bamboo Charcoal in black.  Here are a few of my favorite  facts about both sponges–

  • 100% Natural
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Biodegradable 
  • Cruelty Free and Vegan
  • Hypoallergenic 
  • Free from Chemicals, Parabens, Sulphates, Fragrances and Coloring
  • Can Use With Extra Sensitive Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliation and Deep Cleansing
  • Improved Skin Texture
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee  
  • Comes with a Suction Cup With a Hook to Hang Sponge  to Dry


Image by http://michelecrockettphotography.com/

I have oily skin but get dry patches on my face and I have tried so many different ways to exfoliate my face. I am not using commercial facial cleansers to cleanse and exfoliate my face anymore because of all the harsh chemicals and toxins, I am looking for new “green” alternatives. My face would be so red and irritated afterwards and the next morning I would still have a few patchy dry areas.

 PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponges have come to the rescue.  They are so easy to use, and you don’t have to use a cleanser with them.  I sometimes use a little Dr. Bronner’s Castile bar soap in the shower when I wash my face. My favorite way to use my sponge is when I get up in the morning or before bed right at my bathroom sink with just plain warm water. I just let warm water run over the sponge cupped in my hands until it becomes soft and full of water. Then I  massage the konjac sponge all over my face and neck in a small circular motions.  It is so easy and no mess. I was never one of those people who could splash water on my face to wash off soap without getting water everywhere. It is small enough to hold in my hand and reach those awkward areas around the nose.  I also have a nostril piercing that was so hard to exfoliate around and I would always have dry skin or soap build up around it that drove me crazy. Now I gently clean around my piercing and I do not have the dry skin problem anymore… love that!  Plus those pesky little blackheads that like to live on my nose are almost all gone.  The texture of my skin has improved so much and my make-up goes on smoother and looks great. I will definitely be a lifelong user.

PureSOL Facial Sponges
Image by http://michelecrockettphotography.com/

 Quoted from PureSOL–

Konjac is a moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed! 

To order your own PureSOL Konjac sponges from Amazon.com click here

The PureSOL with Activated Bamboo Charcoal


The PureSOL Original




I want to say a special THANK YOU to Michele Crockett from Michelle Crockett Photography for so generously allowing me use her beautiful images of the PureSOL Konjac Sponges for my blog review.  Be sure to stop by her webpage and social media pages for more information about Michele and her photography and check out her portfolio.

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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.


Faucet Face Giveaway


Have you heard about Faucet Face eco-friendly water bottles?  We know drinking water is good for us, but using plastic bottles and filling up the landfills is not good us or the earth.  Good news– Faucet Face has 3 cute re-usable glass water bottles to solve that problem.

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win your own!


Faucet Face Giveaway ~ Stylish and Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

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Sponsored By: FAUCET FACE

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And a BIG SHOUT out to all of the other bloggers participating in this Eco-Friendly, Stylish Event! Thank You!

Have you ever noticed how everything tastes better in glass? That’s because glass won’t taint liquids like plastic or metal can. You already use glass for wine and other beverages, so why not for your water? Get a Faucet Face bottle today and keep your water tasting fresh!

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Giveaway runs from 9/09 12AM EST until 9/21 12AM EST

Valid for US Only, Must be 18+ years to enter

1 WINNER will receive a Faucet Face bottle and cap of their choice!

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Rug Pad USA



Rug Pad USA Review

Eco-Friendly – Non Toxic – Free Shipping – Made in the USA



I hate standing on the hard cold tile floor in the kitchen when I am cooking or cleaning up. My legs and feet start to hurt after-awhile.  So I bought a cute little rug to go in front of the sink and dishwasher area, where I spend most of my time, to provide a little cushioning for my feet. Every time I go into the kitchen the rug is always a little askew. So I take my foot and straighten it out. That gets real old, real fast.

When I had the chance to get a rug pad from Rug Pad USA I thought this could solve my problem.  I have carpet in the rest of the house, so I thought how nice would it be to add some extra cushion, and stability to my area rug in the kitchen with a non-slip rug pad. Rug Pad USA also provide a rug pad designed to use over your carpet, so you can even add an area rug over your existing carpet if you choose.

When you go on the Rug Pad USA site — rugpadusa.com they have it organized where it is so easy to find the exact rug pad you are looking for. You can shop by floor type, material type, and size.

Click on the Rug Pad Buying Guide and it will explain to you exactly which pad will work best with your rug and floor. There are seven different rug pad types to choose from: Premium Lock, Super-Lock Natural, Econo-Lock Natural, Superior-Lock, Eco-Solid, Eco-Cushion and Eco-Fiber 100% felt. 

It was time to pick my rug pad out — I chose “Rug Pads for Stone/Tile” then that opened up a page with a small FAQ section at the top, to answer any questions I may have. Below that I chose what material I  wanted my rug pad to be made of. Each type of pad is scored on a scale of 1-5 on three categories —  cushion, durability and grip. I knew that I wanted a 5 in grip and definitely a 5 in cushion, so I looked for a pad that scored all 5’s. I chose the Premium Lock it was perfect for my kitchen floor with a 5 in all three categories. Now it is time to choose the size. I can choose the thickness, the shape, and the size I need. There is even the option to choose a custom cut size just for you, then just add it to your cart and check out, it was that easy, and my rug pad was on its way.

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I love my Rug Pad USA pad, my area rug in the kitchen stays put and it has such a nice cushion under it. Now it is a pleasure to cook and stand on that hard floor. I am not tripping over my area rug anymore and it is not sliding all over the kitchen floor anymore and I am not constantly having to straighten it up every time I walk through the kitchen.  The rug pad does NOT have that awful toxic chemical smell and is not damaging my floor at all. Since I am trying to go green as much as possible and get rid of harsh chemicals and toxins from my home, I was very pleased to find an eco-friendly company that makes such a quality product.



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image from RugPadUSA.com




*I was provided with a rug pad free of charge from Rug Pad USA in exchange for an honest review of their product on my blog.


NEVO Lived In Powder Potion Review & Giveaway


You know when you just washed your hair and it is so clean you can’t style it or get it to cooperate with what you are trying to do.  Well now you can apply some NEVO to get that second day texture to your hair. NEVO is vegan and gluten-free.

 To enter this giveaway use the rafflecopter below.


NEVO Lived-In Powder Potion Review & Giveaway

NEVO Lived In Powder Potion

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I received this product in exchange for a review and I LOVED it!

Read My Review HERE

Lived-In Powder Potion is a lightweight fine powder that transforms into a lightweight, velvety pomade product. Something like this has NEVER been seen before on the market. There is no grainy grittiness left in the hair like seen typically with powder volumizer products. Has a medium hold and builds the foundation for styles. Instantaneously creates second-day texture.

Pravana Nevo Care products are 100% vegan and gluten free. 100% biodegradable packaging. 5% of all Nevo product sales is donated to City of Hope for the fight against cancer.

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1 LUCKY winner will receive their own bottle of NEVO Lived In Powder Potion

Giveaway Dates: 12AM EST on 9/04 through 12AM EST on 9/20.

Giveaway is Continental US only and must be 18 years old to enter.

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Green Your Family Giveaway


A group of bloggers have gotten together with several sponsors to create this awesome giveaway. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to win several different “green” or “eco-friendly” prizes for you and your family. There will be three winners chosen! Scroll down to check out all the prizes and then enter using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.




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Grand Prize Package

Retail Value = $221

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Newman’s Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels
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Block Island Organics spf15 & sunburn relief

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1st Prize Package

Retail Value = $177

Package of two bluapples

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$25 gift certificate Glass Dharma

Newman’s Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels
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Retail Value = $163

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Newman’s Own Organics Berry Blend
Newman’s Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies
Newman’s Own Organics Olive Oil

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Colortime recycled tote and markers

Old Wives Tale hair treatment

Faucet Face – choice of 1 bottle

Wild Veggie Apron, 2 product coupons

Fit-Fresh Lunch on the Go Container Set

Fit-Fresh Salad Shaker


I want you to be introduced to our great sponsors.


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Glass Dharma makes these beautiful glass straws!

There are more different straws, stop over to read my review HERE.

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Block Island Organics has this wonderful sunscreen and sunburn relief.

Check out my review about how much I liked their products HERE.



I learned so much from Faucet Face and absolutely love these bottles.

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Mia Mariu has this wonderful skin nourishing oil.

They have lots more my review is HERE.

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Eco Emi Giveaway


I am trying to replace old chemical laden products I use with new organic eco friendly alternatives. What a great way to try new samples of eco friendly products every month by subscribing to Eco Emi.  Enter the giveaway below to have a chance to win a box from Eco Emi.


Eco Emi Giveaway Sponsored by Eco Emi

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Eco Emi Giveaway

Eco Emi is the first eco friendly sampling service. They offer the opportunity to review five to ten samples of natural, organic, green, eco-friendly products sent right to your door wrapped in chic earth friendly material made from 100% recycled bottles. All of this for only $15 per month! All of their packages are adorned with 100% organic or vintage ribbons or they will often use 100% bamboo yarns. Part of the fun is that the package will look a little different every month. You will have the luxury of trying out an array of green products in the comfort of your own home or over a cup of herbal tea with close friends.

Emilee from Deals of Sweetness has been loving Eco Emi boxes and shared her thoughts on the June Eco Emi Box in her eco-friendly subscription box review.

Would you like to try great eco-friendly products? One winner will receive a July Eco Emi Box! (Products vary from those pictured.) This giveaway begins on 7/27 and ends on 8/9 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Emilee from Deals of Sweetness and Pea of Sweetness received free product(s) to facilitate her review. No other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.