Sunday, November 30, 2014

Health Gurus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor - Review

Health Gurus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Health Gurus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Amazon
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Blood pressure.  It's important.  It's one of those things we need to be alive, and it needs to be just right.  Too high or too low and you are in a world of trouble.  If you are one of those lucky people that has to monitor their blood pressure on a regular basis you know how important having a dependable blood pressure monitor is.  It does you no good, it actually causes you harm, to have an inaccurate blood pressure monitor.  This is one item that you want to be sure to research before purchasing to ensure that you are getting a reliable product. 

I recently received the opportunity to review the Health Gurus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor from Greater Goods.  This monitor is very impressive.  My husband and I were using a basic blood pressure monitor prior to this one and I must say this one has more features than I knew blood pressure monitors even offered.  The Health Gurus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor offers support for up to 2 users.  The monitor can be programmed for 2 users and can store up to 30 entries per user.  This is a wonderful feature because it allows you to keep a record of your reading and detect any patterns in your readings.  This is convenient for patients that have to record their readings for their doctor.  You have the choice of simply taking the monitor in with you to your appointment with the readings stored or you can quickly jot them down prior to your appointment.  The monitor has a brightly lit display with large ,easy to read numbers.  The screen displays a pulse/irregular heartbeat sensor, hypertension indicator bar and heart rate reading along with diastolic and systolic readings that are easy to read.  The monitor also includes a case for easy storage and travel.  This is an FDA registered device. 

This monitor is very easy to use.  The one size fits all cuff will fit sizes XS through XXL.  This monitor is sold on Amazon by Greater Goods.  Greater Goods is a wonderful company whose mission is balancing profitability and charity by producing great work to support good works.  Greater Goods is a proud supporter of Love 146, Global Orphan Project and Now Adopt. It is wonderful to see a business support such wonderful organizations.

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the  Health Gurus Blood Pressure Monitor you can do so by visiting their Amazon listing here.  If you are interested in learning about other products offered by Health Gurus you can also visit their website here.

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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here

The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution - Review

The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution
The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution
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Raise your hand if you are allergic to everything!  (Everyone in my house just raised their hands.)  I never experienced ANY issues with allergies when I lived in Louisiana, once I moved to Mississippi I suddenly became allergic to everything.  I'm not saying that I'm allergic to Mississippi but..  I didn't sneeze nearly as much on the other side of the river.

We are allergic to cats, pollen, grass, dust..there are several more things.  I have a list.  Thankfully no food or medication allergies for the kiddos, just those pesky seasonal/pet allergies.  We have a cat.  I knew I am allergic to cats when we got the cat but I really wanted a cat...that's what they make Benadryl for anyway.  Had I known that all of the kids were allergic to cat dander also I probably would not have gotten a cat.  Have you ever tried to bathe a cat?  Try it..it's something that you only try once.  Seriously..try it.  While you are doing it, have someone else video it and submit the video to our site.  We will then post them all and vote on which is the most entertaining ;)

Part of being allergic to everything is trying to keep all of those things out of the house.  That's impossible so we try to keep them out of the bedrooms and limit them throughout the rest of the house.  That means cleaning the return air filters twice a month, air filters in each of the vents in all of the bedrooms, allergy covers on beds and pillows, blinds instead of curtains, all bedding and curtains that we do have get washed weekly in hot water, no animals in the bedrooms, carpets get shampooed weekly, dusting twice a week...you get where I am going with this.  Then we have Zyrtec, Singulair and Flonase..antibiotics every 6 weeks or so for a pesky sinus infection.  It's a pain in the bootay.

Well, I was presented with the chance to review The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution recently.  It may have been a coincidence or they could have known that their product actually works great and that I would turn into a lifelong customer...50/50 chance on what happened here :)

The The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution is non-toxic and safe to use around kids and pets.  It can be applied directly to most washable carpets, upholstery, bedding, linens and curtains.  Keep in mind that it is NOT intended to control fleas. 

This product can be used as a spray, used in hot water vacuum machines or in the washing machine.  I chose to use it in the washing machine and in my carpet cleaner.  The bottle gives detailed directions on how to use/mix the product for each of the uses.

I used the product during my weekly cleaning last week.  I cleaned my son's bed and washed his bedding with the The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution since he seems to have the most severe allergies. (I think the cat sneaks in him room and sleeps on his bed during the day sometimes when he forgets to close his door).  I have since noticed a huge difference in the mornings when he gets up.  He usually wakes up stuffy and sniffing.  He has not had that issue since I washed his bedding and cleaned his bed with this solution.  It is almost time to clean it all again and I will certainly be using the The Ecology Works Anti-Allergy Solution again.  I am also planning to use it throughout the entire house.  I hope to see improvements as great as his in everyone else. 

If you are interesting in purchasing or learning more about The Ecology Works and the many product they offer, including the Anti-Allergy Solution, you can visit their site by clicking here.

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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here

Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer - Review

Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer
Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer
Amazon
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I think we all know by now that I LOVE Body Merry lol!  I'm not a "brand" person.  It's very rare that I find a brand that I love but I have with Body Merry. Mainly, I LOVE that their products are natural. They also do not contain fragrances.  Finally, a company that looks out for us "fragrance" headache suffers.  I don't have to worry about opening a bottle of their product and getting a headache because of the beautiful, yet painful fragrance. 

The Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer contains 2.5% retinol.  I am currently using this moisturizer in the morning and evening.  It hasn't caused any dryness or irritation on my face or neck.  It contains natural plant derived hyaluronic acid along with green tea, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, B5 and shae butter which help to deliver fast results.  This moisturizer works to fight wrinkles, lines, age spots, discoloration, acne scars and other skin damage while also working to build tone and texture.  This product is excellent for both men and women.

I am very pleased with the results that I seen after on a few weeks of use.  I have seen a decrease in lines/wrinkles and also a noticeable difference in areas of uneven skin tone.  My skin has an all over brighter and more even look and feel.  My skin looks brighter and healthier. I am very pleased with how fast I am seeing results with this product.

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer you may visit their Amazon listing here.


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. The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here

Custom Holiday Wine Label - Review and Giveaway

Custom Holiday Wine Label
Christmas Tree Label
Custom Holiday Wine Label
Merry Christmas Label
Custom Holiday Wine Label
Cheers Label
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Christmas time.  The time of year that we all gather around the tree and as one big happy family to sing carols and sip hot chocolate as a fire roars in the background.  Or.. in the real world.  The time of the year that all of the crazies in the family venture across the country to reunite for that one week out of the year that everyone looks forward to, until it actually arrives.  Regardless of which family picture you are a part of, for most a bottle of wine is a necessity. 

Christmas gatherings and parties require a minimum one bottle of wine for everyone to survive the festivities.  In most cases, guests bring a bottle of wine as a gift for the hostess.  We show up with a bottle neatly tucked into a gift bag and it gets tossed into a corner in the kitchen with the others.  It gets lost in the sea of wine, never noticed again until the empty bottle is tossed into the recycling bin. 

I always like to give gifts that are different, original.  I don't like to get the same old thing at every holiday and I know other people don't either.  I like cute little things that stick out..something that shows that person put a little extra thought and consideration into the gift.  Just a little more than grabbing any old bottle of wine on their way over. 

I was recently presented with the opportunity to review a set of custom holiday wine labels from icustomlabel.com.  I love when I see a product and think why in the world didn't I think of that.  It's just the most adorable idea ever!  It's something that can bring a personal feeling to that bottle of wine that you grabbed on your way home.  Icustom Label offers a variety of personalized holiday wine labels to fit anyone's personality, they can even be personalized with a photo. 

I love to think of out of the box uses for items.  I know that businesses love to give clients gifts at Christmas time.  I have blisters from stuffing envelopes with Christmas cards for my husband's dealerships.  What client wouldn't love a nice bottle of wine?  And what business wouldn't benefit from their business information appearing right on the label?? It's not just for family gatherings, businesses can even take advantage of this wonderful product!

Icustom Label does not just offer wine labels.  They offer a wide variety of other customizable labels and gifts.  They have something for everyone.  You can visit their site by clicking here.

The wonderful people at Icustom Label have offered to sponsor a giveaway for our readers!  You can enter below to win a set of your own customized wine labels like those pictured above.  Good luck!


Custom Holiday Wine Labels

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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here

Limited Edition Makeup Tins by One Direction - Review and GIVEAWAY


 
Limited Edition Makeup Tins by One Direction
Limited Edition Makeup Tins by One Direction
 
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I'm dreaming of a One Direction Christmas. Well, someone at my house is.  One Direction is pretty big right now.  I know my daughter and all of her friends are pretty crazy about them.  As a parent, I love those rare opportunities to combine 2 things that my kids love.  In this case it's One Direction and makeup. 
 
A few days ago I showed you a few of the One Direction makeup products.  It's gets even better today!  As of the 15th, they have also released the One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tins.  There are 5 available tins, one for each member of the band.  This is great because every fan can have a collectors tin of only their favorite member OR they can, of course, collect the entire band.  I can just see my daughter's face!

 
 
Limited Edition Makeup Tins by One Direction
Limited Edition Makeup Tins by One Direction
 
Each tin contains:
 

 Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-colored glitter flakes
 
Each tin contains bold and fun colors that any teen or young woman would be excited to wear.  These collectors tins are also available at available at Macy's, Dillard's, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands and Lord & Taylor and are very affordably priced.   Paired with the One Direction Makeup Kits this can easily make for a very memorable and exciting Christmas morning for any One Direction fan while also remaining budget friendly.  
 
Limited Edition Makeup Tins by One Direction
You can learn more about the One Direction Makup line by visiting their Facebook page here.

You can also enter to win a Limited Edition Makeup Tin by One Direction by clicking here.  After you enter, don't forget to share this giveaway with your friends and family so they can enter also!  If you do win, don't forget to stop back by and let us know that you won! Good luck!!
 
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Suddora Pink Ribbon Sweatband Set

Suddora Pink Robbon Sweatband Set
Suddora Pink Ribbon Sweatband Set

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I have a basketball player and a little football player in my house so I know a little bit about sweat.  When you are in the middle of a game you don't have time to worry about sweat.  That's something to worry about before the game and most times its something for the mom, not the player, to worry about. 

Above is a photo of the Suddora Pink Ribbon Sweatband Set.  Suddora offers a wide variety of customizable sweatbands.  You can view their sweatband collection here. 

These bands are perfect for all types of sporting activities.  They are also wonderful for use during your daily workouts.  They are made of 80% cotton, 12% spandex and  8% Nylon.  These bands come in multiple sizes to ensue that there is something for even the youngest of players.  Suddora offers wrist, arm and head sweatbands. 

Suddora customizable sweatbands make a wonderful fundraising and spirit items for local schools and sport teams.  A sweatband displaying your school's colors or logo is a wonderful way to show support for your local athletic program. 

If you are interested in learning more about Suddora customizable sweatbands you can visit their website here.

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.   The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here

Kobert Waterproof Case - Review

Lobert Waterproof Case
Kobert Waterproof Case
Amazon
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I am about as clumsy as a person can be.  I am always dropping something.  My oldest daughter inherited that from me.  A few months ago I dropped my phone in water.  I was pissed that I was clumsy enough to let it just slip out of my hands.  The next day I was off to run errands and replace my phone.  I took my daughter's phone with me because I was going to be gone for a while.  I had an appointment and a few things to do before I could get by the cell store so I wanted to have a phone on me just in case.  Well, it was raining that day.  What are the odds that it would rain into my purse and hit her phone in just the right spot?!  When I have it, they are pretty high!  So, that afternoon I walked into the cell phone store very mad and bought 2 brand new cell phones.  I could have bought a used car for less.  I know people that have bought a car for less.  We now have very durable cases on our phones but that doesn't really do much to protect them from water.

I was recently offered the chance to review the Kobert Waterproof Case.  This case is waterproof up to 100 feet, it can certainly withstand the puddles and raindrops that destroyed my last 2 phones.  It not only protects from water damage but also dirt, sand, and other debris.  It is great for use around pools and beaches.  I also use mine on stormy days.  I have learned my lesson and I am now extra cautious when it comes to water and my phone.  I love that I am still able to use my camera while my phone is safely protected by this case.  The case is sealed by two locks that are very secure.  They will not easily open while the case is being used.  There is a neck strap included for easily carrying of the phone while inside the case and for a limited time they are even including a free stylus with every order! Each case also comes with a 1 year replacement guarantee.

I absolutely love this case!  It is cute, functional and has allowed me the freedom of using my phone around water without worrying about it getting wet.  If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Kobert Waterproof Case you can visit their Amazon listing here.

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. The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here 

Solid Cordz Extention Cords - Review

Solid Cordz Extention Cords
Solid Cordz Extension Cord
Amazon

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A person can never have enough extension cords.  There is always a use for more, especially during the holiday season.  I know I use them constantly.  The Christmas tree is not beside an outlet.  The furniture is not near an outlet.  I think that there is a conspiracy to design homes with outlets in the most inconvenient places.  I have 6 outlets in my living room alone yet not one of them is in a convenient place.

Nearly every room in my home has a flimsy extension cord stretched across the floor.  It's not the most pleasing to look at but it's become a necessity.  Most extension cords, at least the ones that I have found, are so thin and bendy that after a few months of use they are falling apart.  You certainly do not want to use an item that is falling apart to carry electricity across your home.  Can you say fire hazard?

I recently received the opportunity to review the Solid Cordz Extension Cords. The first thing I noticed about these cords is that they are extremely thick and heavy duty.  Almost something that I would call commercial grade.  They are much better quality than the average extension cord that you grab at your local hardware store.  I was also surprised to see the price.  This listing contains a set of 2 cords and is priced at less than $25.  I have paid more than that in the past for a single cord that was not nearly as durable. I was also very pleased to learn of the no questions asked  lifetime warranty.  That is just unheard of!

I am very impressed with the quality of these cords.  They are a great value and are a perfect item to put in your emergency kit.

If you are interested in purchasing this item you may do so by visiting their Amazon listing here.

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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pop - Review & GIVEAWAY

Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pop
Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pop
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We are a family that is cursed with allergies.  Allergies then turn to sinus infections.  It's a year round battle.  Winter rolls around and between sinus infections we are fighting colds and praying that the flu, strep and RSV doesn't find it's way into our home.  I am constantly spraying something with Lysol, running humidifiers, spraying saline solution, shoving vitamin C in someone..I am constantly fighting to keep everyone healthy.  I like to do it with the least amount of drugs possible.  I am not opposed to drugs, I just like to use the least amount possible. 

I was recently presented with the opportunity to try and review Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pops.  Initially, I thought that they were something similar to Pedialyte pops.  They are actually nothing like them.  Soothie Suckers come in two varieties.  They offer immune support and nasal support.  The suckers can be frozen and eaten as a frozen pop or chilled and enjoyed as a liquid.  Each box contains 8 - 1oz. serving pouches.  Each pouch contains organic or wild crafted herbal extracts along with all natural fruit flavors.  There are no artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup or alcohol in either of their products. 

The immune support pops contain 500 mg of proprietary herbal extract blend.  A few of the herbs included in the immune support blend are Echinacea Purpurea, Astragalus Root, Pau d' Arco (Taheebo), Mullein and Thyme.  These herbs have been shown throughout history to support immune health.

The nasal support pops contain 500 mg of proprietary herbal extract blend also. A few of the herbs included in the nasal support blend are Goldenseal, Pleurisy Root, Pau d' Arco (Taheebo), Astragalus Root and Echinacea purpurea syn E. angustifolia, Purple Cone Flower.  These herbs have also been shown to support overall health, strengthen the immune system and boost metabolism.

We are now starting to get into prime flu season.  I have been giving my daughter one of the nasal support pops every night before bed.  She has actually enjoyed them.  She thinks they are just regular popsicles which leads me to believe that the taste is similar to that of a real fruit popsicle.  The kids have been out of school for the past week for Thanksgiving break so we haven't been exposed to as many germs as we normally are.  I am very hopeful that adding this to our preventative measures will help us make it through the winter without any major illnesses.  I am enjoying that for once I am able to get something healthy into the kids without a fight.

Soothie Suckers has been kind enough to offer a $2.00 off discount to all of our readers.  Enter the code HEALTHYFUN at checkout between now and December 31st, 2014 to take advantage of this great offer.

Soothie Suckers has also offered to sponsor a giveaway. One lucky reader will be able to try Soothie Suckers for FREE!  You can enter below.  Be sure to share this great giveaway with your friends and family!


Soothie Suckers


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. This blog does not provide medical advice. The information contained on this website are for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  All medical concerns should be discussed with your physician. You should consult your physician before starting any medication, supplement, exercise program or using any medical device. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your health. The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here

Name Necklace in Acrylic - Review #bloggerbuzz #giftguide

Name Necklace in Acrylic
Name Necklace in Acrylic
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I am one of "those" moms.  You know what I'm talking about.  The moms whose kids never get anything from the souvenir shop because in an effort to be original and cute we spelled their names "wrong".  My daughter's name is Cheyanne.  Most spell it Cheyenne..I threw an A in there.  It works for me.  Anne is spelled with an A so I just simply spell it like it sounds.

She doesn't have the benefit of finding personalized items in stores like other kids.  I didn't think about that when I named her.  That's my bad.  Thanks to the internet she is still able to have her name added to nearly anything that she wants it on.  For those few other things that I can't find online, well, that's what they make Sharpies for right ;)

I  recently received the opportunity to review a product from Namefully and I chose to have Cheyanne's name added on a Name Necklace in Acrylic.  She is turning into a girly girl so I chose to have it in pink.  They are available in multiple colors and have several options of chain length to choose from.  The necklace arrived after only a couple of days.  It was packaged very well to ensure no damage during shipping.  The nameplate was even wrapped in bubble wrap for extra protection.  The necklace arrived in an adorable drawstring bag and even included a coupon for my next purchase! (I LOVE coupons!!) This necklace is perfect for casual wear but would also look very nice on those rare occasions that my daughter actually dresses up.

I absolutely LOVE her necklace.  I think it is just adorable!  They did an amazing job with the personalization and I couldn't be more pleased with the appearance or quality.

I have spent some time browsing the Namefully website since her necklace arrived and was surprised at all of the personalized products they offer.  They have several products available for men and even have a sorority section.  They certainly have something for everyone on your Christmas list and items that will fit in every budget.

You can view their selection by visiting their site Namefully.  They are also currently offering a promotion on their site.  Enter coupon code HOLIDAYS14 to save 15% on your purchase.  (See their website for details)  They are also hosting a giveaway for all newsletter subscribers.  Subscribe to their newsletter here for a chance to win a free necklace. (See their website for details on this also.)  Hurry over, you don't want to miss out on these great offers!

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. The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

Rash Guard - Review #bloggerbuzz #giftguide #http:www.facebook.com/thesunandsurfstore

Rash Guard
Rash Guard
Amazon
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I like finding good deals.  I actually spend a great deal of time looking for the best deals.  As a mother, I have learned that the best deal doesn't always have anything to do with the amount on the price tag, it can also be a combination of things.  There are 5 people in my house.  3 of those people are short and inherited their white-ness from me.  By white-ness I mean that we are basically transparent.  You can see our blood vessels through our skin because we are so white. We also burn after a total of 42 seconds in the sun.  We go through sunscreen like crazy...and sunscreen is NOT cheap.  Well, some types are but I prefer to buy the kind that is waterproof and lasts for hours.  I don't have the time or energy to reapply sunscreen to myself and 3 kids every 10 minutes. 

I recently received the Rash Guard men's shirt by Legend Rash Guard to review.  I must admit I was very interested in this shirt. 

A few basics:
This shirt is a compression shirt.  Compression wear is used to keep muscles warm and to prevent muscle strain and fatigue.  It is also used to pull sweat and moisture away from the body to prevent irritation and rashes.  It is a long sleeve rash guard that will protect all covered parts of the body from UV rays.  The shirts are designed to work perfectly for any physical activity, wet or dry. 
 These shirts are lightweight and extremely soft for extra comfort.  They are lightweight with a snug fit that allows for easy movement during even the most rigorous activities.

As I waited for the Rash Guard to arrive I wasn't sure what to expect.  The shirt fits very snug.  I ordered my husband's regular size.  It is a little tight, before ordering, it is best to view the sizing chart just to make sure that you are order the correct size since they seem to run a tad small.  The first thing I noticed about the shirt is how soft it is.  It's feels so nice that I was actually very tempted to steal it from my husband and just keep it for myself!  The first time that he used it outdoors was to do some weekend yard work.  He planned on being outside for most of the day and didn't want to worry with applying sunscreen.  He started with cleaning the pool and noticed that this shirt did not absorb water and become heavy.  It was dry within minutes of exiting the pool.  He spent the remainder of the day mowing and cleaning outside.  By the end of the day I expected to be burning the shirt because of the amount of sweat in it but it was surprisingly fairly dry.  His skin was also very dry under the shirt, even with the shirt being long sleeve.  It also did a wonderful job of protection him from the sun (without applying any expensive sunscreen).  He stated that the shirt was extremely comfortable to wear all day and was much easier and more comfortable to work in than the t-shirts that he normally wears.   Since it has gotten cooler he has also worn the Rash Guard under his shirts and it is very warm.  He hasn't needed to wear a coat when he has it on. 

This shirt is very well made and is so comfortable to wear.  The product description does not do it justice.  It is excellent for use during workouts and water sports but is also a great shirt for outdoor weekend work.  I believe even construction workers and other men that work outdoors full time would really find benefit in owning this Rash Guard.

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Rash Guard you may do so by visiting their Amazon listing here.  You can also visit their Facebook page here.

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.   The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

Andre' Lorent Makeup Brushes - Review #bloggerbuzz #giftguide

Andre' Lorent Makeup Brushes
Andre' Lorent Makeup Brushes
Amazon
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It is so hard to find a good set of makeup brushes and a good set can be so expensive.  I recently received a set of the Andre' Lorent Makeup Brushes to review.  They couldn't have arrived at a better time.  My current brushes were in horrible shape and I needed to replace them. 

These brushes arrived in a very nice white storage container. The container looks wonderful sitting on my makeup table. The container is also great for multiple reasons.  It protects the brushes from dirt and damage and also makes traveling with the brushes easy.  The container is very well made and is held closes by snaps on each side. 

Inside the container are 5 brushes.  The brushes are made of high quality synthetic hair, which is more hygienic and durable than natural hair brushes.  The set includes a foundation brush, powder/blush brush, angled liner brush, eyeshadow brush and lip brush. 

The Andre' Lorent Makeup Brushes are extremely soft and are a pleasure to use.  I have not experienced any shedding with these brushes like I have with so many in the past. I have used them many times and they still look and feel like new.  They are also very easy to clean.  Everything about this product has been designed with care, even the case that the brushes are stored in.  This is by far my favorite set of makeup brushes. 

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Andre' Lorent Makeup Brushes  you may do so by visiting their Amazon listing here.

These brushes make a gift Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.  There is currently a discount available on the purchase of multiple brushes.

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The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Four Mothers by Shifra Horn - EBook Review

Four Mothers by Shifra Horn
Four Mothers by Shifra Horn
Amazon
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I recently received the opportunity to read and review the book Four Mothers by Shifra Horn.  I will admit I am far from a book critic.  I am not a professional and I certainly don't claim to be.  I would never insult someone's writing.  I simply read the book and give my opinion on it.  Some times I really enjoy the books and some times I don't.  That doesn't necessarily mean that it's a good or bad book. It's just simply means that it is something that I personally did or did not enjoy.  I say that because I always read reviews before I pick up a book.  Well, unless it's John Grisham.  I'm slightly obsessed with him.  It's a very small amount..hardly even worth a restraining order.  Anyway, I have read reviews that just dog out writers and then I have bought the book just because I felt horrible for them after reading the review...and actually enjoyed the book.  I say all of that to say this.  Books are hard to review..probably the hardest thing ever!  I stay so busy with other things that it takes me weeks to finish reading it and then reviewing it without giving away the entire story..goodness its hard lol.  Just because a certain book isn't something that I find interesting doesn't mean it isn't a great book or that someone else wouldn't completely love it!

I just finished up Four Mothers by Shifra Horn.  The good thing about doing book reviews is that it has gotten me out of my comfort zone.  I have not been offered one John Grisham book to review...that's my comfort zone.  I have really enjoyed the time spent reading some different types of books.  I have read several books that I doubt I would have if I weren't doing reviews.  This is one of those books.  This book takes place in Israel and discusses the struggles of 5 generations of women.  It goes into great detail describing a family whose women are cursed.  It speaks of wealth, poverty, fame, fortune.  It is actually very inspiring.  It shows how no matter what the women of the family have survived and prospered through it. 

It is a rather long book. I think that going into such detail is part of what makes the book so interesting.  It allows you to get to know each of the women and have a connection with them.  I normally wouldn't have chosen this type of book but I am so happy that I did take time to ready it. I would certainly recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading. 

If you are interested in reading this book you may download an E-version through their Amazon listing here.

Here is a short description from their Amazon listing:

The tale of Four Mothers captivates readers with fantastic characters, magical events, foreign colors and scents while telling the story of a dynasty of women cursed to raise their daughters on their own.
This is a vibrant first person recounting of matriarchal dynasty with rich strong women who pass their material and spiritual legacy on from one generation to the next.
The last woman in the line, Amal, documents the wisdom of her female predecessors from the beginning of memory. The family has known riches and fame as well as poverty and bad fortune, but women have always survived, and prospered.
The epic drama echoes the wondrous realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and demonstrates a talent for lavish details. The realistic yet fantastic style and story question the cultural inferiority and oppression of women as well as the role of the family curse within contemporary Israeli society.
The story depicts Jerusalem from the end of the 19th century to present day, covering the Turkish and British rule over the ancient city. At the same time it presents an alternative, personal perspective to the history of Jerusalem over the past century.
The colorful and rich work presents a precise historiography of the period from woman’s viewpoint.

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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

TUO Smart Phone Leather Case - Review #bloggerbuzz #giftguide #tuophonecase

TUO Smart Phone Leather Case
TUO Smart Phone Leather Case
Amazon
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People don't just carry cell phones anymore.  They aren't those big bulky things that are kept in glove compartments in the event of an emergency.  They are used for talk, text, work, email, apps, reading, blogging, shopping, banking..what do we not use them for now?  Cell phones have gone from being a cool status symbol to a modern day convenience and necessity.

My husband has half a dozen apps on his iPhone that are work related.  He has one that generates a code for him to VPN, a dictation app, his company email app, a presentation app...I can't keep up with all of them.  He HAS to have his phone with him at all times.  He also has to carry his wireless hotspot.  He can't connect to just any wifi signal.  He is only allowed to connect to company approved internet connections.  Everyday when he leaves for work he has his phone, jet pack, laptop and iPad.  He needs a carryon to carry all of his stuff.  He is in and out of his car all day and most of the time he only takes his iPad  and jet pack in at businesses.  He has been putting his jet pack and phone in his pocket.  I'm not a fan of that. I think that's a great way for something to get broken or buttons to get pushed or someone to get butt dialed at just the wrong time.

I recently received the opportunity to review the TUO Smart Phone Leather Case.  It has worked perfectly.  This leather case is exactly what he needed.  It is a very professional leather case.  It looks wonderful with his suits.  This case will actually hold 2 cell phones.  Currently, he does not have a need for 2 cell phones BUT his cell phone and jet pack fit perfectly into this case.  It is very convenient for him to put both devices into the case in the morning and not have to worry about them again until he gets home in the evenings.  It's also perfect for people that carry personal and company phones.  They can now carry both while only having to have one case.  This case is very well made and works wonderfully to protect the devices from the elements.  The case is closed by a strong magnet and there is no fear of the phones falling out.  The case can be secured by either clipping over pants or by sliding a belt through the belt loops.  You can even to both for added security. The case is also stylish enough that even women would be happy to use it. 

This case is very durable yet stylish and professional in appearance.  It brings a new level of convenience to carrying 2 devices.  If you are interesting in learning more about the TUO Smart Phone Leather Case or purchasing one you may do so by visiting their Amazon listing here.  This would make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuff for anyone on your Christmas list!

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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

Foxbrim Youthful Radiance Eye Cream - Review

Foxbrim Youthful Radiance Eye Cream
Foxbrim Youthful Radiance Eye Cream
Amazon
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So much power in such a little bottle!  It still amazes me how a little tiny bottle of cream can 1. be so powerful and 2. last so long. 

I have been using several of the Foxbrim products for the past few months and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them.  I have never had a hard core beauty routine in the past.  I used Noxzema to remove my makeup and I used moisturizer..that was about it.  My makeup has sunscreen in it so that saved me one step.  I always said I was too young to need all of these products.  And then I woke up and realized that it wouldn't hurt to try a few.

I have dark lines under my eyes.  It's a combination of lack of sleep and sinus issues.  It's not horrible.  I don't have the raccoon eyes look going on, it just a little darker than I would like.  Well, when you notice 1 think you notice a dozen. 

There are so many things I love about Foxbrim, my favorite being that their products do not contain parabens, sulfates or fragrances.  I don't worry that I will have a reaction to any of their products as I have with others in the past. 

I have been using this cream each night.  After only a few days I noticed that the puffiness and darkness under my eyes had decreased.  It only takes a very small about of this cream to be effective.  The cream goes on very easily.  It does not burn or leave an oily residue on the skin.  It also does not have a harsh chemical smell.  I have used other products that have caused my eyes to water and this cream has not caused this issue.  I am very pleased with the results that I have seen so far with this product.

Foxbrim offers a satisfaction guarantee.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you will receive a full refund.  Foxbrim also has several limited time discount promotions on the purchase of multiple products from their line.
 
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  • If you are interested in learning more about Foxbrim products and discounts or purchasing their Youthful Radiance Eye Cream you may do so by visiting their Amazon listing here. 

    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. The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    One Direction Makeup Kits - Review & GIVEAWAY


    Colored Mascara For Hair and Lashes
    UV Reactive Color Changing Lip Gloss

    Nail Polish with Glitter Toppings
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    Unless you live under a rock I am sure you know who One Direction is.  If you have a teenage daughter I am sure you know every lyric to every song they have ever recorded. There is probably a Christmas list somewhere in your house requesting every single One Direction product known to man. I'm not complaining.  I have heard my fair share of One Direction music (or the same 3 songs on repeat..constant repeat) and I have not heard anything that, as a parent, I do not approve of.  I'm actually surprised that I don't have their songs memorized by now.

    Christmas time means that my favorite items will be filling the store shelves for a few short weeks.  Gift baskets and box sets!  I don't know exactly why but that has always been my favorite area to shop it!  Possibly because it's so much easier to wrap a box set :) and they are always packaged extremely cute!  They are just so stinking cute!!

    I received the opportunity to review 3 One Direction Kits through Brandbacker.  These kits come in limited edition One Direction collector packaging!  This is something that any One Direction fan would love to add to their collection.  The kits hit stores on November 15th and are available at Macy's, Dillard's, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands and Lord & Taylor.  Each kit includes fun and bright colors at affordable prices.



    The colored mascara for hair and lashes includes:

    Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
    Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
    Story of my life- Amped canary yellow

    A pop of color can be added to only the tip of the lashes or a bright and bold statement may be made by coating the entire lash.  This mascara is also safe for hair.  Simply swipe the brush through small sections of hair for instant bold highlights.

    The UV Color-Changing Lip Gloss includes:

    Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
    Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
    Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

    They include natural oils and Vitamin E to keep your lips moist and hydrated all day and night.  The colors even glow under a black light!

    The nail polish and toppings include:

    Nail Varnish:
    Happily– UV iced blue glitter
    Moments- UV neon pink
    Diana- UV 3D holographic      

    Glitter Toppings:
    Kicks- UV snow cone blue
    Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
    Star-- UV holo glitter

    I was surprised that the nail polish and glitter are also UV reactive! 

    The photos on the kits do not do these products justice!  These kits contain beautifully bright colors that any girl or woman would love!  I expected to receive 3 kits that would be designed toward younger teenagers but I was very surprised to see that these products are items that older teenagers and even women in their 20's would enjoy!  They are certainly not just for children. 

    You can learn more about the One Direction makeup kits by visiting their Facebook page.

    You may also enter to win a One Direction Makeup Kit by clicking here. Good luck!

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    The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.  #makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins #giveaway

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard - Review #bloggerbuzz #giftguide

    Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard
    Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard
    Amazon
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    ROAR! There is a dinosaur at the door!!  Now, that's not something that you hear very often. 

    I live in a house full of dinosaur nuts.  The boy kid has a hundred dinosaurs of varying sizes and the smallest girl kid is currently obsessed with Jurassic Park.  My life basically revolves around dinosaurs at this point.  I didn't think that there was a dinosaur toy that we didn't own until I saw the Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard.

    We have dinosaurs that walk and dinosaurs that roar.  We certainly do not have a dinosaur that GUARDS!  This dinosaur is so stinking cool!  I have actually really enjoyed playing with it (don't tell anyone that).  First off, it doesn't just roar.  It is a room guard.  It has a motion sensor in it's chest.  When it is set to guard mode it roars when it detects movement!  It's a guard dinosaur!  How cool is that?! Perfect for keeping older sisters out of the little brother's personal space.  If you have kids like mine it can also be fun for scaring people.  An example would be hiding the dinosaur and waiting for someone (such as their mother) to walk by and finding it hilarious when she nearly kills herself jumping because of the unexpected roar.  Yeah, no one at MY house would do that...moving on. 

    This dinosaur also has a slide projector in it's chest.  It comes with 3 slide disks showing many types of dinosaurs.  When the projector is turned on these are projected onto the wall.  You can focus the picture by moving the dinosaur's arm.  The slides are stored in a hidden compartment on the dinosaur's back.  I love that because small items tend to be lost in the bottom of toy boxes at our house.  The kids have really enjoyed looking at the slides of all of the different types of dinosaurs.  I like the educational possibilities, it keeps them curious about dinosaurs and holds their interest in learning more about them.  Another cool feature is that the projector has also doubled as a very cool nightlight in our son's room!  He enjoys falling asleep to the dinosaurs much better than just a plain light. 

    To the kids it's the coolest dinosaur toy that they have ever seen.  To me it's a really cool toy that has reawakened their interest in learning about dinosaurs.  You have to love something that makes learning fun!  If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard you can visit their Amazon listing by clicking here.  You can view a video demonstration of the T-Rex Room Guard by clicking here.

    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.  The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.

    Dr Song Lactic Acid Gel Peel #bloggerbuzz #giftguide #drsong

    Dr Song Lactic Acid Gel Peel
    Dr Song Lactic Acid Gel Peel
    Amazon
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    I can remember the first time I saw someone have a chemical peel on one of those plastic surgery shows.  It's unbelievable what we will put ourselves through to be beautiful.  What's a few days of suffering for months of beauty?  It's really not that much if you think about it.  I don't know about you but my checkbook and schedule don't allow me to run to the plastic surgeon every time I want to improve something.  I'm more of a DIY beauty person :)

    That's where the Dr Song Lactic Acid Gel Peel comes into the picture.  I used this peel for the first time last night.  I've had it for a couple of weeks and was actually a little scared to use it lol.  After all the bottle says use with care.  I looked online and reviewed the directions just to be sure that I had them down before I stared.  It does also say acid on the bottle, I'm sure you can understand my caution.

    I followed the directions exactly.  This is not exactly the same thing that you would do in a doctor's office. Honestly, I would have major concerns with buying something online that IS the same strength as what you normally go to a doctor to get.  You begin by cleaning your face and patting it dry.  I then applied a small amount of the Dr Song Lactic Acid Gel Peel to my face and neck with a cotton ball.  I left it on my face for 1 minute.  It doesn't seem like long but I could actually feel it working.  It didn't burn but it did sting a little.  I could tell it was working.  After 1 minute I washed it off.  My face was so soft.  It was also a little pink.  Nothing horrible..just a little color.  After a few minutes it was also extremely dry, this is normal.  I used my normal moisturizer and also applied my moisturizer with sunscreen.  As with any peel, your skin will be sensitive for a few days and will also burn easily.  You MUST apply sunscreen daily.  This is already part of my daily routine so it was no biggie for me.  This morning when I got up my face was a little dry and sensitive in a few places.  The pink color was mostly gone.  I applied more moisturizer w/sunscreen and as the day has gone the sensitivity has nearly ended.  I can tell a huge difference in my skin!  It's like years were removed from my face!  My skin really looks brighter.  This is after using the peel for 1 minute 12 hours ago.  I am already counting down the days until I can use the peel again!!  I have never seen such drastic results with a skin care product so fast before.  This is a product that I will be using from now on!

    If you are interested in learning more about the Dr Song Lactic Acid Gel Peel or purchasing this product you may do so by visiting their Amazon listing here. This product is currently listed at $14.99 + $4.99 shipping.  Each bottle contains 15-20 peels.  I have done 1 peel and I can not even tell that I have used any from the bottle. 

    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.   The opinions expressed are those of solely the author and do not represent the opinions of the sponsored company or any company that may host or display this blog.  Even though the author receives compensation for sponsored posts we always give honest opinions and experiences related to these products.  You may view our full disclosure by clicking here.