Ask Away Blog: What I'm Loving Lately + A Giveaway

What I'm Loving Lately + A Giveaway

Friday, May 31, 2019

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I LOVE showing off my favorite things and it's been a while since I did so.  Lately, I've found some amazing fashion, beauty, and general everyday life products and I'm so excited to show you!!!!    



 So I started using some new hair products and I'm in LOVE!!!!  The NIUCOCO line of hair care products is a salon-grade line that's natural, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. Their hydrating shampoo smells so good and it really makes my hair shiny and keeps my scalp moisturized, which has always been a struggle for me. To go with that is the smoothing conditioner which is ideal for me this time of year when my hair gets frizzy and messy.  Ever since I started using this, it's smoother, and seems to not mind the humidity as much.  I'm not constantly fixing my hair and smoothing it down. My hair is also SUPER SOFT!  I finish my hair routine after every shower by using the renewing serum to protect my hair when I blow dry and straighten it.  This serum helps get rid of the frizz as well and has an amazing scent (coconut).   It's so important to use all natural AND cruelty free products on your body so check out NIUCOCO today! 




 House of Intuition Subscription Box
Okay so I recently discovered this company and I purchased a subscription to their moon box. Every new moon cycle, you get a box that contains 2 candles that are tied in with the stage of the moon and in the bottom of each candle there's a crystal!!!!   Also, in this month's box I got a moonlight bath bag which had some cool herbs and salts to help me relax. 
You also get a room/body spray (this one was CALM) and it smells amazing!  Plus they send you a full size crystal each month and this month I'm loving the Carnelian stone!   Seriously it's totally worth the $44. 
 Frankie and Myyrh
I'm OBSESSED with oils lately and I discovered Frankie and Myrrh and they are SO FUN that I don't think I can ever shop anywhere else!! Frankie and Myrrh carries all sorts of aromatherapy products but they're extra fun with cool names and awesome packaging! 

 First of all - the sticker that invites me to destress by popping made me smile so big.  They sent some hilarious stickers as well.   

So the products I tried were: 

The Bitch Blend Essential Oil
Sometimes you're just a grumpy bitch right?   Well, this is good for any kind of lady issues and uses two oils that are best for hot flashes, PMS, etc.  - Rose Geranium and Clary Sage.  Then to chill you out there's Lavender, Bergamot, and Frankincense.  It's a great floral scent and honestly it helps me chill out after an aggravating day when I want to scream. 

Road Rage Reducer Anger Management Spray
Yes, that's right - I get road rage.  People really don't know how to drive anymore. So what do I do now?   When I'm about to scream and jump out of my car to attack people, I spray this - and then I chill out.  It smells so good with Balsam, Black Spruce, and Lavender and Orange.  It's like the perfect mix of a car air freshener.  I love evergreen aromas especially when I'm driving.  SO you can spray before, during, and after, your little road rage sesh and the smell lasts a long time. 

Under the Influence Rollie
So this stuff is awesome because I really wanted a pleasant perfume but I like the all natural scents of something versus the commercial branded perfumes.   This rollie has vanilla, jasmine, and lavender which is basically an aphrodisiac and has a nice soothing smell.  The vanilla is caught in every sniff I take and honestly I love the floral combination.  It lasts a long time too without being overwhelming at first.  I just put some on my pulse points like my wrists and neck.  

I seriously adore this brand now and they really do love their customers.  You HAVE to check them out ASAP! Plus you get free domestic shipping with an order over $35! 

Clear Backpack


 THE SMARTY CO. Heavy Duty Clear Backpack
This is PERFECT not only for a student but also when traveling or attending any kind of festival or event.  First of all, a clear bag is always safe and easy to get through security because...well....all of your possessions inside are visible. 


 This is definitely a heavy duty bag.  It holds ALL of my possessions but it also has plenty of pockets for storing smaller items like water bottles, chap stick, writing utensils, a wallet, keys, and more.  The straps are SUPER comfortable and padded and there's even a sleeve for laptops up to 15".  The zippers are very strong and that's a big deal to me because once a zipper breaks, I really can't use the rest of the bag.  

This is a great solution for parents that are traveling or attending an event with kids and don't want to be stuck at security.  It's easy to see what's inside so you and the kids can continue on through.  If there's any personal stuff you don't want scene (feminine care products, etc.) you can just put them in a solid pouch inside! 

Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush

I'm a sucker for good hygiene and one of my favorite things in the entire universe is the feeling I get after I brush my teeth with an electric toothbrush.   You know how when you leave the dentist's office and your teeth are shiny and smooth when you run your tongue against them? Yea, that's what I get EVERY TIME I use my toothbrush. 



The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush from Smile Brilliant is my go to.  It's actually half the price of some other electric toothbrushes out there.   The problem with taking care of your teeth is that it shouldn't break the bank and it should be affordable for pretty much anybody.   

Now, this isn't my first time using an electric toothbrush but when I first switched over to one, it's because I didn't feel I could trust myself to be patient enough to spend the right amount of time on every part of my teeth.  I find using an electric toothbrush is mindless anymore.  I just let it do it's job.  It's great because you can feel the results instantly with your tongue and I've noticed my teeth are looking much whiter and cleaner when I smile. 

I've always struggled with plaque buildup because I always rushed to brush my teeth but this forces me to let it do it's thing. 


I just need to be sure to hold it at a 45 degree angle and use gentle strokes. 

The great thing about the cariPRO toothbrush is that it's designed to brush the four sections of your teeth for 2 minutes total with 30 seconds to each section and it does little bursts to let you know it's time to move it to the next section.  That is exactly what I have always needed to give me the discipline to brush for the recommended amount of time in the recommended areas of my mouth.  There are 5 brushing modes to try out - Clean, White, Massage, Gum Care, and Sensitive.  I've used several of them on different days depending on how I feel but I love that it gives me the option!  The whitening is what really has helped me and shown me the most results.  I am so confident when I smile in impromptu photos because I don't worry about trying to use a filter to whiten my teeth. 

So I have a giveaway for you guys as well!



And if you don't end up winning the giveaway, it's okay - you can use the code askawayblog20 for 20% off a toothbrush!


Good luck! 



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  1. The clear backpack would work for football season.

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