Zainey Laney

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I recently got a chance to use a product I had been wanting to try for awhile.

Makeup Remover Cloth _ Zainey Laney

Many people in the beauty community has raved about this product or a similar one. The basic idea is to use the product to wipe the makeup off your skin without washing. I was really skeptical because in order to get off my makeup, I need to use makeup remover, argan oil, and a variety of other things. Still my waterproof mascara stays until the morning no matter what I do.

Let me tell you, this product actually worked. No joke, you just rub it across your face and it takes it off! The simply wash the product and you are good to go again. The product says you can use it thousands of times before it is done. I have not used it that many time so I can not voucher for that. But it does work!

Miss Landson Makeup Remover Cloth is available on AMAZON.

From the Company:

Finally you can throw away the makeup remove pads or those chemical based removers! Here comes the makeup remover from Miss LandsonTM with all natural microfiber! * Removes all of your makeup with just water, like magic * Machine washable and no stains remain Up to 1000 times use; Get a better skin and save the environment * Chemical free finest soft & high water absorption cloth * Removes mascara including waterproof mascara in seconds * Even removes dead skins The Miss Landson makeup remover is the perfect, all natural solution for hassle free, quick and healthy makeup removal. Use one side to gently remove your makeup, and then flip over to the other side to exfoliate. Up to 1000 times use, it will save you thousands. The cloth is machine washable and chemical free. No need for any more expensive, chemical based makeup removers. It is made with the finest soft material, which offers high water absorption, meaning the most difficult make-up can be removed in the most comfortable way, whilst leaving your skin chemical free and healthy.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

Today we are doing a product review!!!

 

Future Sound Lab Xylem Headphones _ Zainey Laney

I was recently given the opportunity to review these earbuds from Future Sound Lab. As a hearing impaired person, I find it is always a struggle to get headphones that work well.

There are quite a few things I love about these. First, they are light weight so they don’t hurt my ears or give me headaches after a little while. Also the wood give it a nice clear quality that I really appreciate. There is no crackling or static from these, just pure clear sound. Also the sound is loud and not muffled.

The earbuds do come with microphone and volume control which is very handy.

Overall, as earbuds, they are very good quality!

FSL XYLEM earbuds are available on AMAZON. They are on sale right now for $14.99!

 

From the Company:

Eco-friendly construction
You may not have a cape or super-powers but you can do your bit to save the earth with these premium quality wooden earphones. Wood offers several advantages over plastics and metal and that is why it is used in the construction of premium, high end speakers and musical instruments.
Powerful vibrant sound with naturally enhanced bass
The wooden chamber of the FSL Xylem is designed specifically to reflect bass frequencies and yet absorb high frequencies. The result is a powerful bass sound with a fine detailed high end. Only a wooden chamber can provide this natural acoustic effect and the Xylem has been fine tuned to high definition audio standards.
Control your music and calls
A discreet integrated microphone and remote put you in complete control of your music and calls. Play, pause, skip track, previous track as well as answer and end call at the touch of the button without reaching for your phone.
Note: track controls may not be compatible with all devices
Compatibility
The FSL Xylem is universally compatible to work with all audio devices with a 3.5mm socket – that means just about anything portable like your smartphone, tablet or iPod etc.
Lifetime customer service and 3 year warranty
FSL prides itself on it’s customer care and we want you to be happy with your product for years to come. Our faith in our products is why we offer a 3 year warranty and offer our customers support for the lifetime of the product.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

I was given the opportunity to review Andrea Bocelli’s new album, Cinema, which comes out on October 23. My husband, who is a musicphile (is that  a word?) listened with me and we both have some amazing feedback.

For me personally, I like all types of music (except maybe rap and hiphop, it’s just not my thing). If I had to pick a genre it would be soundtracks, both broadway and movies/tv. This album falls nicely into that category as it is all music from classic films.

Just to highlight some of the songs:

  • Maria (West Side Story)- This was a great way to start the album. It is upbeat and the arrangement is unusual. The song is done in all English which is not the case for most of the music on the album. Don’t let that scare you though, it still sounds amazing!
  • E Piu ti Penso (Once Upon A Time in America)- Andrea partners with Ariana Grande. I knew the girl has some pipes but good gracious that girl can sing! This is probably one of my favorite songs on the album and a good reason to give it a listen.
  • Brucia La Terra (The Godfather)- This was one of my husbands favorites. The orchestra is smooth and most of all, you feel like you are wisked away to Italy. Or at least New York.

There are a few others that we thought were great, but these are just some of the more interesting ones. If you love to be transported to another time, and orchestral music takes you away, this album just hits the spot. Like I said before, most of the music is not in English but the singing is amazing, and if you know the words in English, just sing along.

Here is a sneak peek of a song from his album:

Cinema includes music from West Side Story, Doctor Zhivago, The Godfather, Evita, Gladiator and many more! Andrea Bocelli is probably one of the world’s most famous tenor and recently sang for the Pope during her visit to America!

Bocelli said the following: “With the album ‘Cinema,’ I’m fulfilling a wish that I’ve harboured for decades. I’ve never made a secret of my dream of bringing to life a recording project associated with soundtracks, as I truly believe that it’s an exceptional artistic treasure trove.

On October 23, Verve Records will release Cinema. On November 27th, Andrea will perform on PBS, singing many of the songs from this album arranged by David Foster.

I hope you will love this album as much as I do! The album will be available on Itunes and Amazon.

Disclaimer: I participated in the Andrea Bocelli “Cinema” album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

It’s Planner Party Saturday! Make sure you subscribe to see more planner stuff.

A little while ago I did a video on how to DIY a flap to hold together your Happy Planner so things did not fall out. In case you missed it, here is the below:

This is such a cute idea and so inexpensive to make! What DIY do you have for your planner? Link below and share them with us!

 

Until Next Time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

It’s Palette Play! Make sure you are subscribing to get your palette and makeup reviews every week!

Today I will be talking about one of my favorite makeup brands, theBalm. From the packaging to the quality of the products, I just cannot get enough. Although this particular palette is no longer available, there is a new Meet Matt(e) Nude palette I want to get. This should show you how amazing they are.

theBalm Meet Matte Palette _ Zainey Laney

The names of the shades are apparently after our favorite Matts or Matt next door. Honestly I had a hard time finding a lot of the references from the names, although I believe the first name is a Doctor Who reference. The palette itself is a nice size to fit into your purse or makeup bag. It is cardboard packaging so it is lightweight. The shades are creamy and blendable, although a few are little powdery which you will see in a moment. It comes with a dual ended brush which I don’t really use because it is too hard and stiff. In the new palette, i believe it does not come with a brush and the shadows are larger.

theBalm Meet Matte palette Row 1 _ zainey laney

Let me start off by saying that these shadows will need a primer. I don’t do eyeshadow without a base or primer anyway so this is not a problem for me. The first row of colors are nice neutral shades. Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor???) is about as light as my skin tone so it would make a great base or foundation color. If you take all 3 colors from the top row, the look they create is very minimalist and netural. Very work appropriate. As you can see above, Matt Ramirez is a little powdery but there was not a whole bunch of fallout.

theBalm Meet Matte Row 2 _ Zainey Laney

The second row has what I consider to be the more adventurous shades for this palette. For my skin tone, Matt Chung became almost invisible but it might look great on other skin tones. Matt Horowitz is one of my favorite shades in the palette, however I had to build it up quite a lot to look so pigmented. It is probably the weakest shade in the palette. Matt McDonald would make an amazing under eye liner color.

theBalm Meet Matte Palette Row 3 _ Zainey Laney

Row three has the most gorgeous color combinations. Matt Patel is probably my most used one because it is gorgeous. It makes a great transition or base color and plays nicely with all the other colors in the palette. Matt Batali is my favorite to use as an accent color. Like Matt Horowitz, Matt Schilling does take a little bit to build up but not as much. However it goes on very well.

I used this palette in my Sound of Music Makeup and A Movie video (which was one of our first!). If you like these kind of videos, make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel. Check it out below:

Thank you for staying with us! What palette should we try next?

Until next time,
Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink October _ Zainey Laney

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and mostly everyone has someone they know who has been afflicted by cancer, if not breast cancer. One of my favorite things is seeing all the pink during October, because it is also my birthday month!

In celebration of Pink October and Breast Cancer Awareness Glamulet has created some limited edition charms for both necklaces and bracelets. For every set of charms purchased, Glamulet will donate 50% to breast cancer research. Isn’t this a great way to give back and remember those who have struggled with this disease?

My personal favorite is the necklace with the pink ribbon. I would love to wear this any time of the year. Glamulet really does offer trendy and modern jewelry at affordable prices. The charms range at $20-30 each with a complete bracelet at around $60-100.

Find out more and purchase your own on the GLAMULET site.

From the Company:

The Charms brand Glamulet was launched in 2014 to offer to every women a new range of trendy and elegant quality jewelry at an affordable price. We believe that every woman should be allowed to express herself and to feel pretty. We design glamorous Charms and bracelets and we use quality materials to manufacture them. Each woman can mix and match the Charms to create her own Bracelet. Glamulet empowers women by giving them affordable accessories to state their fashion sense, commemorate an event or symbolize a special meaning. Two years after its launch, Glamulet is working hard to spread this vision worldwide and to better the life of every woman.

Breast Cancer is the 2nd deadliest cause of death for women around the world. By 2050, no woman should die of breast cancer. We are launching the October Campaign to make this a reality. We can’t do this alone and we need your help to spread the message.

Disclaimer: Review is done in exchange for product. Sponsored by Brandbacker.

I recently got the opportunity to review a soy candle. This is my first time using a soy candle that was this large, so I was very excited to do it.

This candle is very large and fills the entire mason jar. I got the vanilla scent and I really enjoyed it. The only thing I need to mention is that there is a slight flower smell which is strange but it does not smell bad. The candle is made of soy which is great because that means it is going to be good for the environment and not produce toxic fumes when you burn it. The candle comes with a gift tag which makes it gift ready. Burning time is very long so this candle is going to last a good while, making it a great value.

The candle comes in 4 scents: Cinnamon, Cool Cotton, Lavendar, and Vanilla. Also, you can get a few different label designs in each scent as well.

Scentiments Candle _ Zainey Laney

You can find this candle on AMAZON for $15,97 which is not a bad price for a candle this size.

From the company:

Our range currently has four different titles and all four are available in four different fragrances.

Looking for that perfect gift for your best friend which they will appreciate and actually use?This handmade range of scented candles produced with 100% USA Soy wax can deliver just that.

– 100% Soy Wax for Clean burn
– Handmade quality
– High Fragrance Content
– Traditional Mason Jars
– Gift Tags Included

Let’s face it buying the perfect gift for our best friend who has it all is never easy. With a simple message and great scent these candles not only say what we want to say but delivery a fantastic fragrance for hours and hours after the gift has been made.

With four great fragrances to choose from you will be sure to select the right fragrance for the occasion or collect all four for different rooms in the home. Our collection is handmade here in the USA using materials sourced and manufactured here in the USA

 

Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

From time to time I review Crave Naturals products, and now I have another for you! Make sure you click the video below for a complete review on this product.

 

You can find the Cuticle Nipper on AMAZON:

From the Compay:

About the Product

  • STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION means your top rated cuticle nipper is tough and durable. It resists rust, staining and corrosion and is super-easy to keep clean and pristine.
  • CALIBRATED HANDLES is the fancy word we use for the double-spring handles on Crave Naturals scissor style cuticles nipper requiring only the slightest pressure for a smooth trim!
  • SHARP BLADES AND POINTS are perfectly aligned allow you to trim with spot-on precision without pulling or tearing. Say hello to salon-quality nails in no time.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Post may contain affiliate links.

Microfiber towels can be found everywhere, but I never really thought about using them for my hair. Mostly just for cleaning things, microfiber does has the added benefit of wicking wetness away faster. Luxe Microfiber Hair Towel _ Zainey Laney

I normally just use normal towels on my hair, twist it up into a turban and go! So when I got the opportunity to try out this microfiber towel, I was not sure really what to make of it. However, I have to say that it does an amazing job of getting my hair dried in a timely manner, even faster than a regular towel.

The size of this towel is between a hand towel and a regular towel (23 in x 40 in). You can’t wrap it around yourself but it is certainly big enough for any head. The materials are 80% polyester and 20% polyamide so if you have any type of allergies, steer clear.

While the towel is very soft, it does take a little bit of time to dry itself. Also I am not a fan of white so it would be awesome if these came in other colors. Overall, if you are looking for something that will dry your hair faster, this might be for you!

Product is available AMAZON with prime for $19.97.

From the company:

  • This Luxe Beauty Essentials Plush Microfiber Hair Towel is made from double sided brushed terry making it incrediby soft, gentle on hair, yet super absorbent.
  • Using this Beauty Luxe Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel means less time drying hair with damaging hair styling tools
  • Extra Large Size 23 x 40 inches is large enough for long thick hair.
  • Save your hair from damaging dryers, drastically reduce the time needed to dry your hair with this Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel.

 

Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Since we are always searching for ways to remove toxins from our life, I felt like it was time to share these products with you. You may have heard that Honest Company does a variety of products for the home (you can see a review we did for that HERE) and quite recently they launched a beauty line which I would LOVE to review at some point.

Honest Co Feminine Hygene Products _ Zainey Laney

However, I was really interested in their Pads and tampons because they were organic. Plus can we talk about the packaging? It is super cute. You can tell there was definitely a lot of thought that went into the designs for this product.

Let’s start with the pads. I got the Ultra Thin with wings with the cotton seal on it. It is Hypoallergenic and breathable. Most impressive is that it is plant-based so if you have an allergy to synthetics, then this might be a good option for you. Even the wrapper is a plant based polymer so it is probably biodegradable. This product is free of polyester, artificial dyes, pesticides, and phthalates, just to name a few. Cost is $5.95 for pack of 10.

For the tampons, the materials are roughly the same, with the applicator being a plant based polymer as well. They are small enough to fit in your purse and the applicator extends when you want to use it. The applicator is not flushable however, so that is one drawback. Product is free of a lot of the same things as the pad. Cost is $5.95 for a pack of 16. To me this is very comparable to the regular tampons you will buy in the store in price and quality.

Honest Company has many other products and I highly recommend their bundles as well. Use the link for special savings for new customers.

Until next time:

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I personally purchased items being reviewed Post may contain affiliate links.