May 30, 2014

Review: Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ Tampons


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So in this review, we are going to get a bit serious and talk about periods. If this is a touchy subject for you, then I suggest checking out one of my other blog posts! 

Ok ladies, lets chat. We deal with our periods, and generally have 2 options to choose from when it comes to absorbing up the mess.... pads or tampons. Personally myself, I always struggled using tampons. I could always feel them while they were up yonder, and it would just irritate me. So I stuck to pads, which are comfortable, but can get super messy at times. 

I was sent the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons in my Influenster GoVoxBox and really was ready to write them off. I have tried all sorts of tampons, from all sorts of brands, and never found any that didn't irritate me. But I figured what the heck, I might as well try it. So I did. 

They come individually wrapped in a plastic which you can use later to dispose of the tampon. The plastic applicator is very soft and flexible, and thin. This made insertion very comfortable. The tampon itself was actually smaller than what I expected, but low and behold it did the job. No leaks at all! And because of it's size, it felt a lot more comfortable and non irritating. Of course I could still feel it, but it wasn't anything near my past experiences with tampons. They are lightly scented which I was concerned about, but no irritation at all!

Overall I am impressed with these lil babies, and I will be keeping these on stock for future use!



Review: Next Step FIt N Full Protein Shake

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I got this Next Step Fit N Full Shake set in my Influenster GoVoxBox. I was quite excited to try this since I have yet to jump on the shake bandwagon!

I was graciously sent the Jaxx Shaker Cup, 3 sample packets of the shake in French Vanilla, Swiss Chocolate, and Fresh Berries.

To use, you simply take your shaker, fill it up with 8 ounces (1 cup) of water and add the shake mix. Shake well, and your drink is ready! Inside the shaker cup is a piece that looks just like a jaxx, and this makes combining the water and powder mix easier. For the first shake, I used water to make my shake. And while it tasted alright, for the next shakes I used low-fat milk instead. I will break down each shake flavor and tell you exactly what I thought. I have also linked each flavor for easy reference to nutritional facts, info and other user reviews!

French Vanilla- I made this one with water as directed. It tasted alright. I really wished it was a bit more vanilla flavored, it was kinda mild tasting to me. When I first opened the packet it had the smell of a sugar cookie, which I was really hoping it would taste like. Either way, it wasn't too bad, and I would drink it again.

Swiss Chocolate- Oh my goodness. This one tasted fantastic! I made this one with milk, and I swear it was like I was drinking a milk shake from a ice cream shoppe. The flavor was rich and flavorful. Definitely a nice chocolate kick. Would totally drink this one again!

Fresh Berries- 2 big thumbs down from me. I made this one with milk, and just didn't find the flavor appealing to me. Now I should say that I in general don't like strawberry flavored milk, or any sort of things like that, so this could just be my own personal taste buds. It kinda tasted a bit medicine like to me, and I just couldn't tolerate drinking it. This one got poured down the drain. I wouldn't drink this one again.

So overall the flavors were pretty good, only 1 didn't work for me. Using the Next Step Fit N Full shake to replace a meal for me wasn't to hard. I drank these for breakfast, and would remain full for about 3 hours. So if you are looking into protein shakes, check out this out! 




May 29, 2014

Review: Maca Full Throttle Superfood Stamina

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I am not the type of person who consumes coffee in the morning, so I tend to be a bit sluggish when I am trying to get ready for work. Not being a fan of energy drinks either, I am glad that I stumbled upon Maca Full Throttle!


I take 1 pill in the morning with breakfast, and within a hour I start to feel the effects. While I am at work, I notice that I am able to work faster, and have better focus on the job at hand. It honestly makes you feel like you just "ate your Wheaties" sorta speak! I don't have any side effects from these at all, so no issue with feeling jittery or such. It gives me this calm, relaxed, rejuvenated, focused feeling. If during the day I need a little extra boost, I will take a 2nd pill, and it will cover me for the rest of the day!


As far as the libido enhancer, I haven't really noticed that much change. However I am not going to hold that against the product, I'm a single gal, so that sort of stuff is on the back burner! And for the reproductive health, I am still taking this product, so it's full results have yet to be determined in that category!


The capsule is standard size, and easy to take. There are no after tastes what so ever. Overall it is an awesome product, and something that I am sharing with my family and friends!


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May 28, 2014

Review: Adovia Mineral Balsam Conditioner

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Such a nice lightweight conditioner that won't weigh your hair down!

I have fine hair which tends not to be friends with most mass market conditioners. They tend to take my hair which is already lifeless, and just add more weight on to it, making it look that much worse. I found that using this conditioner did not give me those results. Instead my hair had a little bit more bounce and volume to it. I am the type of person who has to wash their hair daily, otherwise I just feel gross. I also color my hair, so needless to say my hair needs all the TLC it can get! This conditioner gives it just that!

To use this, I wash first with my shampoo, rinse, then add the conditioner into my hair. I like to focus on my ends since that's where I have the most damage, and troublesome areas. I let it sit on my hair for a good 3-5 minutes. Once that time as gone by, I will rinse my hair with cooler water, and do so until the water runs clear and no bubbles. I then air dry, and comb. My hair is super soft, voluminous and frizz free.

The smell of the conditioner is a very natural, mineral, dead sea type of scent. If you are familiar with other Adovia products, then you might have a idea of what I mean. It's nothing offensive, but it also isn't like the scents you will find at mass retailers.

I used this along with the Adovia Dead Sea Shampoo, which I also highly recommend checking out! I have already given my review on it, so be sure to look for my thoughts on that as well by clicking HERE.


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May 26, 2014

Review: OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel

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I like to use this in the morning before putting my makeup on. It is a very lightweight formula that smooths onto my skin very easily. I tend to focus this around my eyes and onto my forehead, but I do take whats left over on my fingertips and use it all over my face and neck. This product also kinda helps work as a primer for my foundation as well. So that is kind of an added perk!

The gel like I said is very lightweight. One pump of this product will cover my entire face, so a little goes a long way. To me this gel feels similar to putting on a cucumber mask, it cools a little, and totally eliminates my puffiness. I don't suffer from fine lines or wrinkles yet (I'm only 25) but I do like to use skincare products to help prevent and reduce skin issues I may have in the future. Where I have applied it, my skin does have a brighter, more healthier look to it. I am still currently using this, so once this bottle is used up I will update on the long term usage.

The smell of this product is amazing, a soft cucumber / aloe smell. Very fresh and clean smelling which I like, plus it's not too over powering.

Overall I really like this gel, and I am looking forward to seeing its long term results!





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May 25, 2014

Review: pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge

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I'm into taking care of my skin, so I have tried out many facial sponges in my time. Most are so-so. Nothing to write home about. They tend to irritate my skin more than actually helping it. But with the Konjac Sponge, my experience was totally different. The fact that it is 100% natural and eco-friendly is just amazing. You can even add it to your compost pile or flower pot when you are done with it. Amazing right?

When it arrives its this small hard foreign thing. Soak it under water for a few minutes and let it soften up, and I tell you, you will have a new best friend! After it softens up and becomes sponge like, using it to wash and cleanse the face is so simple. It feels so good on the skin without creating irritation or redness. This easily removed my makeup, and left my skin feeling clean, fresh, and just lovely. I used it with my favorite cleanser, and it just made my night time facial experience even better. I honestly cannot describe the difference between this and regular sponges. World of difference!

The best thing is, when you are done, pureSOL includes a suction cup holder that you can easily hang your sponge on. Don't worry, the sponge comes with a string built in for easy holding. In a well ventilated place, your sponge will start to dry, and go back to its original harden form.

This is something that I truly love. I have even replaced my old facial sponge with the Konjac Sponge!





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Review: Shandali Travel Towel

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This is such a great travel towel to have with you if you are doing anything outdoors such as camping, fishing, hunting, etc. Not matter the situation you will find a use for it!

I got mine in the color Light Blue, and went with the Medium size. It comes in a small size, and multiple colors as well (see photo below). The material is very lightweight and soft, yet it can really soak up a good amount of water. It is made of 100% microfiber material. To test out the towel, I first dipped my entire arm into water, and used the Shandali to dry my arm off. I did only 1 upwards motion on my arm, and it was completely dry. Not a single drop of water left. That kinda got me thinking as to just how much water this towel could hold. So again, another test! I soaked the towel in water for a good 2-3 minutes, and grabbed a marked measuring bowl. After wringing it out well, the water that was inside the bowl came to 1 and a quarter cups. Not too shabby! I was very impressed! Next I tested it drying. I hung it over a rack and let it air dry. Within 2 hours it was completely dry and ready for use again. 




The Shandali would be great as a gift to anyone who loves doing outdoorsy stuff, or parents who have messy kids around, this towel can quickly pick up a spill! Overall I was very impressed and still love finding new ways to use mine!





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Review: Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask

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Summer time is just around the corner, and that means now at 5 am, it gets light out. My bed is next to a big window, so at 5 am those sun rays start coming through my curtains at full force. Being woken up by the sun at 5 am on a Saturday morning just isn't cute. Instead of changing to darker curtains, I use sleeping masks.

This Bedtime Bliss Sleeping Mask is so different from other masks that I own or have tried. First, the strap that goes around your head is comfortable, but it also stays secure to my head all night long no matter how much I move around. Second, this mask is more custom fitted to your face, so there is a place formed for the bridge of your nose, so it ensures that no light gets in. Finally it is shaped differently so you can actually open your eyes with this mask on, and it won't feel like you are being suffocated. It reminds me of goggles in a sense, just very very soft comfy goggles!!

Bonus is that it comes with ear plugs and a drawstring bag for easy carrying. Whether you are travelling, just want to sleep, annoying neighbors, thunder/lightning storm or whatever the case, this combo set from Bedtime Bliss will make sure that you get all the sleep you need and want without your senses getting the best of you!

Before you waste your money on the other types of sleep masks, give this one a try. I think you will truly love the results you get using the Bedtime Bliss Sleeping Mask!



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May 24, 2014

Review: Number One Nutrition Advanced Probiotic

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I enjoy using a probiotic to help keep my body balanced. After a few days of using the Number One Advanced Probiotic I found that my stomach didn't get upset as often as it used to. Bloating that would sometimes occur has pretty much diminished since using this probiotic. Also, my bathroom visits have been more regular. Overall I just have this feeling of balance. I am still in the process of using these, and if I have any updates, I will also do a update to this blog.

Taking the probiotic is easy, in the morning I take it with my multi-vitamin and I am good to go for the day. I take other pills and I have had no issues at all with them mixing, or giving me any stomach problems.

If you have stomach/digestive issues, I would recommend talking to your doctor about probiotics. If you get the green light on adding them into your daily routine, I would highly suggest Number One Advanced Probiotic. It's very effective and your stomach will thank you! If you are not 100% satisfied they will give you your money back, guaranteed!




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May 23, 2014

Review: Petbrosia Cat Food + Giveaway

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Most of you already know, but I am a proud Mommy to 2 little fur babies. I have 2 female cats, one who I have had since I was 13, and another that I recently adopted. They are pretty much my children. They are apart of my family, and each has a huge piece of my heart. So naturally I like to pamper them, and give them the royal treatment that they deserve!

I have been feeding my cats the mass made cat food that can be found in all mass retailers. I honestly don't know what is in the food that I am feeding them, which now that I think about it, it's quite alarming. Half of the ingredients on the label are completely foreign to me. Thus why I am glad that I was introduced to Petbrosia. They are a company that takes your pets (dogs and cats) stats, and designs a pet food that is ideal for them and their nutritional needs. Pretty cool right?

Starting the process was simple. I went to their website, http://petbrosia.com/ and clicked the Begin Here button. I was asked to enter in information about my cat, such as age, birthday, weight, body mass, spayed, etc. Within minutes my specialized order was ready to be placed. The food is available in 3 pounds ($14.94), 5 pounds ($22.45), 10 pounds ($34.90) and 20 pounds ($59.80). Checkout was a breeze, and within a few days my order arrived at my doorsteps via UPS.

As soon as I opened the bag, I could smell the food, and it had the smell of real food (a fishy chicken smell). You can view the ingredients they use here: http://petbrosia.com/our-product/ingredients/. I wanted to see my cats first reactions. So I grabbed my camera, and their food bowls! The second I filled up their dishes, my younger cat came running. She dove right into the food, as you can see below in the photos and video. I also took some food down to my VERY fussy older cat, and she too just chowed right down on the food. My older cat has some teeth problems, and she was able to eat this food with no problems.

That night I did a test to see how my cats would react to the food over night. Being that I have 2 cats, I have 2 food bowls. I put my regular cat food in 1 bowl, and the Petbrosia cat food in the other. When I woke up the next morning I found the Petbrosia cat food bowl completely empty, and the other cat food bowl still had all of its food left. So I think it was pretty obvious which food my cats preferred!

Currently I am mixing the Petbrosia cat food in with my old cat food and getting them used to the transition. To learn more about changing your pet over to a new food, check out this helpful info here: http://petbrosia.com/how-it-works/switching-foods/

Overall I am very pleased with Petbrosia, it is a company that I am even telling my family and friends about! But the honest truth comes from the ones who tried this food out, my kitties! Since they can't talk (or type!) I think I will let the pictures and video below speak for itself!

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Review: 5 HTP Natural NeuroTransmitter Supplement

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I have to be honest and say that when I first got this supplement in, I had my doubts about it working. However after using it for a bit, I am a firm believer in it's super powers! The 5-HTP Neuro-Genius supplement really does do all that it claims.

I take mine at night before bed. I can feel it working because I will get the feeling of being relaxed and ready to go to bed. I used to twist and turn a lot at night, and wake up a few times. Since taking this I have had very restful uninterrupted sleep. I wake up and I am not as groggy as I was prior to taking this supplement. And it even effects my appetite. I find that I am not as hungry as I used to be. So far it is doing all that it claims!

Overall I am very pleased with this supplement. I am still currently using this, but I will be sure to update once I finish the bottle!

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