June 30, 2014

Dr. Kay's 24/7 Arthritis Compression Gloves



If you or a loved one suffer form arthritis, then you already know how painful certain tasks can be. If you or they suffer from arthritic hands, then basically every thing you do in a day can lead to sore joints. Even sleeping can be painful. 

For this demo, my mother who suffers from arthritis in various places on her body ( including the hands ) gave Dr. Kay's 24/7 Arthritis Compression Gloves a try to see if they would help her. She works with her hands all day, and at night suffers from tingling sensations, as well as some swelling. She was very eager to try these out!

The first few minutes after trying these on, she felt a difference. Her hands felt supported. She has now been using these for well over a week, and has nothing but positive things to say about them. She wears them during the day when needed, but mostly at night. She no longer suffers from the tingling or swelling that used to occur and keep her awake at night. She said they take a little bit of getting used to, especially if you are not someone who is used to the tighter feeling around your hands. But she said within a few days she wouldn't even notice when she had them on. 

She is currently still using these, and I will update again in a couple of months to share any additional thoughts. She gives these a 5 star rating! 

Dr. Kay's 24/7 Arthritis Compression Gloves Facts
•    Gentle compression helps relieve pain and swelling
•    Also treats poor circulation and neuropathy
•    Traps body heat to keep hands warm
•    Cut-away fingertips allow daily activities
•    Lightweight and breathable for all day/all night wear


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June 29, 2014

Pimsleur Approach French Level 1 (Learn French)


Image Credit: Pimsleur Approach French 1

I love learning new languages, and the Pimsleur Approach works wonders for me! A few days ago I only knew maybe a handful of French words. Today I can speak in a conversation in French, and fully understand what I'm saying, as well as what the other person is saying.

This is a pretty straight forward program. Simply follow each CD, and listen to what they narrator is saying. Then repeat. Pimsleur breaks down the words to help you not only properly say them, but also remember the words. Honestly this program has been more helpful than any language speaking classes I have ever attended!

The 16 CD's are so easy to use. Simply place one into your computer, and it will start playing in seconds. All you need to do is simply listen and speak. If you get lost, or need a refresher, simply rewind and start over, or skip to the necessary section. Easy peasy. I am currently on CD #13, so over halfway done, and the amount of French that I have learned and absorbed is phenomenal! My grandparents speak fluently in French so when I see them next, I cannot wait to test out a few of my new French skills!

I highly recommend anyone to try this. Young or old, anyone can learn a new language very easily using this system.



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June 28, 2014

Number One Nutrition Omega 3 Krill Oil



I have to say that I am pretty impressed with this oil supplement. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now, and I have noticed some results. Please note that I still am currently using this supplement, so full benefits have not been reached yet!

First thing I noticed was that this did in fact help with PMS pain. I started taking these a few days before my cycle began, and I noticed that my period was 1 day shorter than usual, and the pain that I normally have was much less. This was the only thing I changed in my routine, so I know for a fact this was the product to thank!

Second, I have also noticed that my joints didn't make as much noise as usual. This is something that I am noticing more and more as I use this Number One Nutrition Omega 3 Krill Oil. I have a job where I am constantly moving around, up and down, etc. I would previously notice lil popping sounds upon bending, but those noises are becoming less frequent!

So far, I am very satisfied with this supplement, and love it!

Information About Number One Nutrition Omega 3 Krill Oil

-  Krill is a Natural source of Omega 3 - 6 - 9
- Studies show that Krill oil is 3 times more potent than fish oil.
- Clinically Proven to be 37.2% more absorbed by the body than Fish Oil
- Contains Powerfull Axshantin Antioxidants
-  Dr. Oz Recommends Krill Oil as a source of Omega 3
- Easy to swallow pills and no aftertaste or fish burps.






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June 26, 2014

InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir Serum



The InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir Serum is one of my latest loves! My hair has never looked better!

I have been using this for about 3 weeks now and I have to say my hair is looking better and better each week. I put my hair through a lot. I am a natural dirty blonde, but I color my hair every 6 weeks to a lighter shade of blonde. Naturally that wrecks havoc on my hair. I don't apply heat to my hair, but it still is frizzy, dry and has split ends. I have added this treatment into my hair care routine, and it is the best thing I have used yet!

Daily I spritz some of the oil on my hair comb, and work it through my hair in the morning while I'm getting ready. Then about 1 or 2 times a week I will use this as a hour long deep conditioning treatment. I like to dampen my hair first, then apply it. I will normally do this on the weekend when I can really give it time to soak in and do its job!

The frizz in my hair has dramatically reduced, and the shine I have now is stunning. My hair was always dull, but now it has a nice healthy glossy look. I have also noticed less fall out from my hair since adding this to my routine. I am still using this product, so I still have a bit left to go before I get the full bottle final results, but so far I am very pleased!

Also, I have found an additional use for this. It works as a fantastic massage oil for dry skin! No issue with breakouts or anything!









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June 25, 2014

MuscleCare Pain Relieving Gel- Review




Have sore muscles or joints? Looking to find a away to ease the pain? Let me suggest checking out MuscleCare!

MuscleCare is a pain relieving gel that was created by Dr. Chris Oswald, who has over 25 years experience working with muscle, joint and back pains. MuscleCare contains no dyes, no cancer causing preservatives, and is paraben free.

MY EXPERIENCE: I suffer from back pain due to a car accident I was in about 10 years ago. At night I always have pain when trying to lay down. The first night I had this, I applied it all over my back, and within 2 minutes my back felt soo good! Warm, relaxed feeling, with a slight tingling sensation. Within minutes after laying down, I was sound asleep and pain free. My aching back was so relaxed, and I loved the feeling MuscleCare gave me. I have found MuscleCare to work so well, that it has now fully replaced my old muscle relaxing creams. 

The design of this gel is nice, it comes in a roll on container form, so it's easy to use in those hard to reach areas. It has a very strong minty scent to it, if you are familiar with these types of products, you will already know what I mean. Gel goes on clear and dries fairly quickly.

Overall I am super satisfied with MuscleCare, and HIGHLY recommend purchasing it for yourself!


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June 24, 2014

Inspirational Quote #1

Today I am starting a little series that I will be doing here on my blog, where I will be sharing with my readers, followers and fans a inspirational quote that I love and adore.

So here is the first and one of my all time favorites.


June 23, 2014

Drink Duets- Bottle Tags Review + Promo




I don't know about you, but there are MANY times when I will open a drink, set it down, and I will either forget which drink is mine, or someone has accidentally grabbed my drink. Thankfully there is a product now that will ensure that you know which bottle is yours, and so will others! Let me introduce you to Drink Duets!

Drink Duets are a simple yet genius idea, a multi colored set of tags that you can slide over the opening of your drink, and even write your name on. I know right, where have these been all of our lives?! All of those abandoned water and soda bottles... just left out on their own! Hehehe!

The package of Drink Duets comes in handy for parties, gatherings, or just around the house. For use around the home, you can let each of your family members pick a color(s) they like, and write their name on it. Whenever they get a drink, simply grab their Drink Duet and place it on their drink. Everyone will know which drink is theirs! The next use is at parties, simply give each person their own color, and let them use it on their drink. At the end of the day, simply remove the tags and save for future use! 

Drink Duets are fantastic, I am so thankful to have stumbled upon these! I have 2 that I keep for myself that have my name on them, then the rest I keep for anyone else. I recently used mine at a BBQ, and before things got going, I put tags on the drink table and told my guests what they were for. At the end of the party, there wasn't a single lost or abandoned drink! 

Drink Duets doesn't stop at just making tags for bottles. You can also pick up Glass Skirts to use on your martini, margarita, etc glasses. Great for those girls nights when you have the ladies over, and are drinking something bubbly! No more wondering whose glass is whose. The Glass Skirts easily wrap around the bottom of your glass, and add a cute festive look to them! See my photos below for more photos!

If you are thinking about purchasing your own Drink Duets, I have a special code for my readers that will give you 3 packages for the price of 2! 

Promo Code: CWL 


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June 20, 2014

A Moment In Time by Tracie Peterson

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Please know that this review will NOT contain any spoilers!

"Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible.

Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way--and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears.

But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future. . .and for her heart." (Please note that the above quoted text is the book description, as found on the reverse of the book, not written by me.)

I saw this book,and really thought it would be one I would fall in love with. But unfortunately that just didn't happen for me. I tried many times to get into this book, and really engross myself in it. The story once I got reading it, just didn't do much to keep me hooked. There were many times while reading this book that I almost had to force myself to finish a chapter.

I found that parts of the book would draw out really slow, then in other parts it would just fly by which I wasn't a fan of. There are characters in the book (Marty) who are not the main character, but yet for a good bit, the book seemed to be more about Marty rather than Alice. Also the relationship between Alice and Robert was just too un-realistic for me. It felt like on one page they are just getting acquainted and the next they are suddenly in love.... just too rushed for me.

Overall I would check out other books from this author, and give her another shot. But as for this book, it just wasn't for me.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers to read, and give my final thoughts on.

June 19, 2014

InstaNatural Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I am ALWAYS on the search for a great moisturizer that really performs well, and most of the time I am left dissappointed. Not this time though, the InstaNatural Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer Cream is truly a product worth buying!

I suffer from dry skin, and I live in a part of the country where during half of the year it is very old, and the other half is very warm. So my skin goes through drastic changes throughout the year. Trying to find products to help me with my dry skin is something I am always doing. I am truly glad that I have come across this product.

I use this daily in the morning, after I have washed my face. A dime size amount is all I need to cover my face and neck area. It is a light cream that easily soaks into your skin, and leaves your face feeling so soft, smooth and hydrated. I use this under my makeup, and I never have a issue of my makeup smudging, or moving around during the day. It has become my new favorite daily moisturizer and replaced my prior cream that I was using.

As far as the anti-aging, I really cannot comment on that, I am only 25 so I am not at that stage yet, however I am sure that using this will benefit my skin in years to come.

Bottle is nicely sized, and it has a great pump dispenser which gives you just the right amount of product.

I am truly loving this product, and I am using it on a daily basis, and have nothing negative to say about it! 5 star rating from me for sure!


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June 17, 2014

Adovia Moisturizing Mineral Soap w/ Dead Sea Salt

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



I am a lover of Adovia products, so naturally this Dead Sea Salt Soap is no exception!

The soap size is perfect for use on the face, or even in the shower. I like to use mine with a loofah and create a nice lather that way. I have sensitive skin, and I had no issues at all with this. I find that most Adovia products are mild enough and do not cause any irritation. As I mentioned above I use this in the shower on my body, but also as a facial soap as well. It leaves my skin feeling very soft, clean, hydrated and smooth. I like the fact that I can use this soap all over, makes for a better value.

The smell is a fragrant clean sort of scent. I find that after I have used the soap, I will have a slight scent left lingering on my skin, which is nice. I can use my perfumes over it, and not have my perfume scent be mixed with my soap scent.

I have had absolutely no issues with this soap at all, and it is something I give my recommendation on trying!

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.

June 16, 2014

Adovia Mineral Lift Serum

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I am a huge fan of skin care products, it's never too early to start taking care of your skin for the years ahead!

The Adovia Facial Serum is one of the latest products by Adovia that I have tried, and I am loving it so far. I am still using this product, so full long term results are not in yet, but I can share with you what I have noticed thus far.

The first being how firm and supple my skin looks. I am at that age where my youthful glow and firmness is just starting to head south for the winter (lol)! Since adding this into my skincare routine, I have found that my skin has that same look it had when I was 18 or so. Smooth skin, plump, and just beautiful. I have found that I don't wear my foundation as often because I am so proud of my skin and how great it is looking.

Second, I do notice results pretty fast. My skin will have a tighter feel to it. I highly suggest when applying this, apply it in upward motions. Gravity is not your friend, so work against it!

I like the results so far, and I am anxious to see how well this product works in the long term!


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June 15, 2014

Skin Secrets Derma Roller + $100 Giveaway!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The Skin Secret Derma Roller works very efficiently and does not cause any pain at all!

I was a first time derma roller user when I got this. I really hadn't heard too much about derma rolling, but after some searching, I was interested. We all know that when our skin is damaged, our cells basically come together to fix the problem. Derma rolling creates a mini trauma to the skin, and naturally your body will respond, thus leaving you with new healthier skin cells.



I used my Skin Secret Derma Roller on my face, problem areas on my elbows, and on my shoulders. Keep in mind that I am still using this product as apart of my weekly skincare routine, so full results are not visible yet. However I have noticed that in the areas I do rolling on, my skin is much tighter feeling. My skin also looks clearer, and my stretch marks are not as visible as they once were.

Everyone asks about the pain. Is it painful? That depends on you. I suggest starting off with gentle strokes along your skin. Get yourself used to that feeling, then apply a slight more pressure on the next use. If you start off by going full force, yes I think it would hurt. Give your body a chance to adjust, and you should be fine!



Overall I am enjoying using the Skin Secret Derma Roller. I am excited to see what long term effects it brings me!

GIVEAWAY
The lovely people at Skin Secret are hosting a collaboration giveaway to 3 lucky winners! One grand prize winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, and two other winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. For your chance at winning, please enter below!



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June 14, 2014

Razor Red Knife Sharpener

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I have a bunch of kitchen knives around my home that were in desperate need of a good sharpening. With the Razor Red, that is just what they got!

Once I got the Razor Red in my home, I immediately emptied out my cutlery drawer, and pulled out all of my kitchen knives. Most of mine are a good 5 years old, if not older and have never been sharpened. Some are pairing knives, while a majority are serrated knives, all of which had gone dull. Setting up the Razor Red was so easy. I simply placed it on a clean flat surface, and pushed the top lever down to create the suction on the base which keeps the Razor Red in place. Trust me, this baby doesn't move once you have the lever down. On the Razor Red there is a arrow which shows you which direction to pull the knife. With this, you only go in 1 direction, never in back and forth motion. After about 10 good runs through the Razor Red I could visibly see that my knives were sharpened. I had my whole collection of kitchen knives sharpened in minutes!

I have had no issues with this since I got it. I do highly recommend placing a paper towel or something around the razor red to collect any shavings that may fall. The shavings are tiny, but not something you want to accidentally get mixed into your food, or have hanging around. Cleaning this is a breeze, I just rinse under warm water.

Overall I am impressed with the Razor Red. It has definitely helped bring new life to my old knives!


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June 13, 2014

Weight Gurus Smartphone Connected Bathroom Scale

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If you are trying to lose weight, keeping track of your progress is essential. With the Weight Gurus Bathroom Scale, it keeps track of your progress for you and can even be synced to your smartphone!


The scale itself is very streamline looking (mine is in black). Lightweight yet durable. Overall a very sleek look that I really like. Blue LCD screen is very easy to read.

Syncing your scale to your phone is easy. Download a app onto your smartphone and set up is simple! 

Using the scale is very easy, basically like your normal everyday scale that you are used to. There are 2 weight reading functions, one of which will display your weight or it can be in weightless mode, and it will instead display how much weight you have lost. If you are trying to lose a large amount of weight, using the weightless mode can be a nice little pick me up! Kinda gives you that positive look at just how far you have come! I found all of my readings to be very accurate, never any issue with fluctuating readings. 

At the end of the day I do like this scale much more than my old standard type of scale. Having the features that the Weight Gurus has, really helps me stick to my weight loss routine, and is helping me on my weight loss journey. I cannot recommend this scale enough! If you are serious about losing some pounds, and are in the market for a good scale, definitely give this one a try!

Below is some of the specs and info directly from Weight Gurus.
-Extra-large (4.3"), extra-bright backlit display

-400-lb capacity with +/- 0.1-lb resolution
-Non-slip, scratch-resistant feet
-Connects with iOS and Android Devices (smartphone not required for scale use)
-Free Weight Gurus smartphone App (iOS and Android)
-Weightless technology lets you track weight by how much you weigh (e.g. 173.4 lbs) or by how much you've lost (e.g. -12 lbs)
-Durable tempered glass construction
-4 AAA batteries required (included)
-Supports up to 8 users

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June 12, 2014

Zimtal Fine Mesh Nut Milk Strainer


Although the main market for this bag is being used to make nut milk, I found a couple different uses for mine!

The first being a easy way to make orange juice. I simply put a couple peeled orange slices into the bag and I was easily able to collect the juice from them without getting pulp mixed into the juice! Clean up was easy, simply flip the bag inside out and scrape off the pulp!



Next use I found is this is a great product to have if you use tofu. Draining with paper towels can sometimes get messy, but with this strainer bag, I simply put a block of tofu in, and placed a heavy book on top of it. About 15 minutes later my tofu was ready to cook with and drained! No wasting paper towels in the process!

Third use I found for this was making my own coffee. Simply place the grounds in the bag, and run the water over it. No grounds passed through the bag, and I was highly impressed! Great if you are like me and like coffee once in a while, but don't drink it enough to buy a coffee pot.

Overall I am very pleased with this and I look forward to finding out what other uses I can find for it in my home!



*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

** All images belong to Zitmal.

June 11, 2014

Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan


 

I am absolutely in love with this Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan! Since the day it was delivered to my home, I have been using it!

When the fan arrives at your home, there is only a few simple steps you need to take to assemble your fan. Be sure to have a flat head screw driver on hand! There is the fan itself, 2 base feet which will screw in at the bottom to make 1 big circular base. Also included is a remote control and battery for the control. Assembly is very easy, pretty much fool proof. I had mine set up in under 5 minutes! Installing the battery into the remote control was fairly simple as well. After all that, simply plug in and hit the power button!



This fan has many remote controls which include the following. Controlling the speed, setting a timer on the fan (great for use at night), wind mode, multiple oscillation choices from 60 degrees all the way to 360 degrees, and a dimming button to dim the display lights on the fan (again, great when using at night). All of these controls are also on the fan itself, located at the top.



I have been using my fan quite often since it has been getting warm here. It truly has helped keep the heat down in my home on these hot days. The 360 degree oscillation is fantastic compared to other oscillation fans that only reach about 90 degrees. I have used it in both small and large rooms, and it performed well in each.



Overall it is a great fan, and I am loving it more and more each time I use it!

Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

All images used in this post belong to Ozeri.

California Kitchenware Butterfield Cupcake Molds

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love to bake cupcakes and muffins at home, but I always seem to never have any cupcake liners on hand. So I used to have to spray the pan with a lot of cooking oil, and yet some how my food would still find a way to stick. Thankfully now that I have these cupcake molds, I can bake yummy treats, and have them come out of the pan flawlessly!

Using the California Kitchenware Butterfield Cupcake Molds is so easy. Simply place them into your muffin pan  as you would with a traditional paper liner (with these you can also use a plain cookie sheet). Fill them 2/3 of the way full with your batter of choice, and bake as directed. I use no spray, oil, or butter on them, as they are made of silicone and nothing will stick!

Once your delicious treat is done baking, allow it to cool down for about 10 minutes. Once you are ready to take your food out of the mold, I found with most I simply had to flip the mold over and the cupcake would come right out onto my hand. With some of my muffins that I baked, all I had to do was loosen the sides ever so slightly and my muffins would pop right out easily. Once you are done with all, cleaning them is a breeze. I wash by hand, and it only takes a second. If you have washed silicone products before, then you know how easy it is. No difference with these!

I love having these in my kitchen, they save me money since I no longer need to buy paper liners. I have read in other reviews that some thought these were on the thin side. I have family members who have other types of silicone molds, and these are actually quite thicker than most others that I have seen. These to me seem very durable. Definitely something perfect to buy for yourself or give as a gift to someone who loves to bake!

Overall I am very impressed! 5 star rating from me!


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