May 30, 2015

14 Day Skinny Teatox + Strawberry Loose Leaf Tea Filter | Review



I have heard a lot about tea detoxes, and most of the reviews have been pretty good. When given the chance to try the 14 Day Skinny Teatox, I jumped on it. First before I get into my review, I will say that I did not use this for weight loss, but rather for true detoxification. That was the benefit I wanted to reap from using this for 2 weeks.


On day one of the teatox, I went over the brochure that came with the teatox, and read a lot of valuable information on how to maximize my results while on the skinny teatox. I began day 1 by drinking the loose leaf tea in the morning. This became my daily routine. The flavor is decent, to me it seemed to have a lemon flavor which is quite refreshing. The tea brewed quite easily, I would let it steep for 4-5 minutes.

To steep my loose leaf tea, I used their Strawberry Loose Leaf Tea Filter. As cute as it is, mine just wasn't functional. It didn't really do its job as a filter, I still had A LOT of loose tea that slipped through the holes. By the end of the 5 minute steep, I would have to use a nut cloth and strain my tea through that so I could enjoy a nice smooth tea.


The final step in this teatox is the evening tea which you use every other night. These come in teabags and are SO much easier to use than the loose leaf tea. This does give a gentle colon cleanse, which is what really aids in detoxifying your body. This gets rid of the toxins and basically helps your body work like it should.

I noticed that this rid me of any bloating I had, plus the teatox gave me a pleasant boost of energy throughout the day. I just ended my 14 Day Skinny Teatox and I feel wonderful. My stomach feels like it is in perfect sync.

I am a fan of the 14 Day Skinny Teatox and give it a recommendation!


May 29, 2015

Renuzit Pearls Scents Home Style Challenge | Bedroom Dresser Makeover

Earlier this month I took part in the Renuzit Pearls Scents Home Style Challenge. Basically I was given the chance to change up a area in my home that needed some tender loving care. I went through my home looking for spaces that could use a new look. I ended up in my bedroom staring at a dresser that I had recently repainted to better suit my bedroom color theme. To be honestly it was quite blah. I knew then that this was my project area.


I went to my local TJMaxx and strolled through the home goods sections. I picked out things that I could place on the wall, and on top of my dresser to make it come together. I tried to stick to my color theme which is black and white. However I also wanted to add bits and pieces that would make me happy, and also be functional. 

Alright lets go through the goodies that I purchased at TJMaxx!


HEART LOVE CANVAS - $19.99 | The first thing I knew I wanted to add was some sort of art work to the wall. I strolled through the canvas section and found this gem. It suited me in every way, shape and form. I love the positivity that it brings. Plus it matched well with my color scheme. And it will also match well with any future schemes I choose for my bedroom.


NOTE PAD - $3.99 | One thing that was a must for me was a note pad. I cannot tell you how many times I will be in my bedroom at night, and something will come to mind. Groceries I need to pick up, things I need to look up, or any sort of ideas. Having a pretty note pad that is right in reach will help me write down my thoughts and know that I won't forget them!


HARRIS BROTHERS CERAMIC SOAP TRAY- $5.99 | Why would I get a soap tray for my bedroom? Believe me I'm not going crazy here, they make fantastic jewelry and assorted item holders. I can put necklaces I'm going to wear in them, nail polish, lipstick, nail files... you name it. Anything that I use on a daily basis and want easy access to fits perfectly in this tray.


CERAMIC DACHSHUND  FIGURE- $14.99 | For those who don't know, I am a huge dachshund fan. I find them to be so cute and adorable. When I saw this piece in the store, I knew I had to have it. It just adds a fun little kick to my dresser, and makes me smile when I see it. 

After my shopping trip was over, I went to a few other stores to pick up a few small items that I wanted to complete the look. When I got home, I went right to work. I also added in a few things I had in other places in my home that I wanted to add to my dresser area. I also had to add in the Renuzit Pearl Scents in Sparkling Rain to my dresser to keep my whole bedroom smelling wonderful! I also put the scent Blue Sky Breeze in my bathroom! They keep the area they are in smelling great, and are designed beautifully to match with any home decor. Stay tuned for a giveaway coming in June where you can win the chance to try the Renuzit Pearl Scents yourself! I will post the giveaway information when it goes live on my Facebook page and on Twitter!



Alright, now for the reveal! Below is my finished dresser area. Much more lively now, and it has everything that I love right in one spot in my bedroom. Now when I am in that area, I just feel joy. I added in some faux flowers in a vase with glass beads, the current book I am reading, 2 paintings of my 2 cats that was gifted to me, some of my jewelry and assorted goods, and my favorite perfumes. 


Dislcaimer: The Renuzit® brand supplied me with a sample of the Renuzit Pearl Scents and a TJMaxx / Marshalls / HomeGoods gift card to use for the Renuzit Pearls Scents Home Style Challenge. 

May 28, 2015

SlimQuick Pure Protein - Lose 3X The Weight! | Review + Giveaway



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New SLIMQUICK Pure Protein is the only protein supplement designed specifically to help women lose 3 times the weight. Plus, SLIMQUICK Pure Protein tastes incredibly delicious and provides 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per day!

Only SLIMQUICK Pure Protein is make with BioPure Green TeaTM , a natural extract that has been shown in a published clinical study to help overweight women lose 3 times the weight versus dieting alone, in just 13 weeks.

Rest assured, SLIMQUICK Pure Protein contains natural ingredients, including whey protein, antioxidants, calcium and natural flavors.

Available in delicious Double Chocolate and French Vanilla.



MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

For those of you who don't know, I am currently on a weight loss journey. I blog about it bi-weekly, you can see my weigh ins HERE

Prior to taking this, I was doing well on my weight loss journey, and I was really getting into working out. Unfortunately I hurt my foot, and I have had to take it easy for the past few weeks. Right around the time I got the SlimQuick Pure Protein in the mail is when this injury happened. I began taking this daily, and as directed. I will say this has been the ONLY thing that I have added into my weight loss routine recently. No other supplements or diet change. And because of my hurt foot, I had to stop my work outs. So my weight loss journey was down to just eating right and using this.

First things first, the flavor of this is amazing! I have the French Vanilla flavor, and it tastes so yummy. It's more like a milk shake than a protein drink. I mix mine with milk simply because I like to keep my calcium up. Inside the container is a scoop which makes measuring the amount very easy. The drink mixes together easily as well. 

Since I started taking this, about 2 weeks ago, I have lost 3 pounds. This amount might not seem like much, but before taking this, if I didn't exercise during the week, my weight loss was minimal. I am going to be starting my workout routine again soon, and I am going to continue to use this. I can only imagine how well this will work combined with activity. 

I absolutely love this, and this is something I am recommending to my family and friends. I also will be purchasing this in the future as well!

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May 27, 2015

Diet Diaries #9 | I've Lost 20+ Pounds!

Hello lovies! I am sorry for the delay in getting this blog posted. I honestly just forgot about it until tonight.

This bi-weekly weigh in was a big one for me. I officially lost over 20 pounds now and I could not be more excited.


I am still working my foot back up, and haven't been working out as I was. I have a vacation coming up in July and I don't want to do anything to mess with my foot. Next week I am going to give my workouts a shot again, but still very slow and taking my time. I won't lie, the fact that I haven't been able to keep up with my steady workouts did kinda set me back a bit. I thought that it was going to be the end of the world. But it wasn't. And isn't. I'm getting there. Bit by bit.

Anyways, this bi-weekly weigh in brought my grand total to 21 pounds lost! I have 20 more pounds to lose before I hit one of my major goals, so that is what I am striving for!

I will have a video coming up soon talking about my weight loss, and everything I have been going through. Stay tuned!

Well wishes to all my fellow loves who are on a journey of their own! Keep up the great work!

xo

Courtney


NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer | Review + Giveaway



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Want to take your hair from limp to lustrous? Try NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer.  

This all-natural nutraceutical contains Cynatine HNS - a patented form of solubilized keratin - a proven ingredient crucial for hair luster and strength. It also contains NeoCell collagen; research suggests that collagen supplements stimulate fibroblasts in the hair root, resulting in increased diameter of the hair shaft. Keratin Hair Volumizer also contains amla, which has been used for centuries for its anti-aging properties.

NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer comes in tablet form; just two tablets per serving is all it takes to nourish hair with these all-natural ingredients, and the product contains no soy, wheat, lactose, starch, yeast, gluten or artificial flavors.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I have pretty damaged hair. I dye my hair about once every 2 months or so which can destroy my hair. I was pretty intrigued about this supplement, and have been taking it regularly for a couple weeks now. First and foremost I will say that I am still in the process of using this. I don't have end results yet after using a bottle. But I can comment on what I have noticed so far. 

First big change is hair loss. I find that I am not shedding hair as frequently as I was before. My brush used to be full with hair and I felt like I was always cleaning it. Second big change is my hair strength. I used to be prone to split ends SO easy. I did a trim on my hair when I started using this, and I have found that I have probably half as many split ends as I used to have. My hair is brittle and dry, so it doesn't take much for split ends to happen. I am thankful that this supplement seems to be helping! As far as hair shine, I haven't noticed any difference with that... yet. I am hoping that the more I use it, the more I will see that. 

Overall I like this, and it is helping me save my hair!

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May 26, 2015

RevitaGen Stretch Mark and Skin Repair Formula | Review



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RevitaGen Stretch Mark Cream


Stretch marks aren't forever. Not anymore.


You may have thought you'd have to spend the rest of your life covering up stretch marks. Or maybe you've considered expensive, painful surgery to correct these blemishes of the skin.


Fortunately, there's RevitaGen. RevitaGen makes use of the most powerful ingredients available to do what was formerly thought impossible - to help your body reduce stretch marks. To return that smooth and healthy glow to your skin.


What can RevitaGen do for me?


RevitaGen's active ingredients help to:
  • - Diminish the appearance of stretch marks
  • - Firm and tone the skin
  • - May stimulate collagen production
  • - Reduce discoloration of the skin
  • - Moisturize and hydrate the skin


Lessen the appearance of unsightly stretch marks and improve the overall quality and softness of your skin with RevitaGen's hydrating and skin-toning ingredients.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I am on a weight loss journey, and in the process of losing weight my stretch marks have become a bit more noticeable. While improving, they still had a darker pigmentation to them, and were quite visible.

I have been using the Revitagen-FX as directed for a few weeks now. I have noticed that the color of my stretch marks has changed quite a bit. Before they were reddish, purple hue. Now they are more flesh colored, and this helps reduce their visibility like crazy! I have had stretch marks around my stomach and arms for a good 15 years, and they are something that I just kinda lived with. I knew they were there, but I didn't realize how much more confident I feel now that their appearance is becoming less and less. I still have about 3 more weeks left to use this, I am half way through week number 3 now. I am quite anxious to see what my results are like at the end of the 6 week period!

The cream itself is tan in color. As you rub it in, it turns white. It is on the medium to thick range as far as texture and density. It rubs in fairly easy, and doesn't leave a sticky or greasy residue. It has a slight, very minimal scent. To me ever so slightly minty scented.

So far I am pleased with my results, and I am loving the amount of confidence I am already gaining as a result of this Revitagen-FX.

May 25, 2015

Greenies Smart Bites Cat Treats & Kong Kickeroo Cat Toy | Chewy.com Review

Happy May furrends! This month has been a roller coaster as far as pets are concerned, full of highs and lows. A member of our furry extended family, Mittens, suffered from a sudden stroke, and sadly passed away. Anna and Bailey lost a wonderful playmate that they loved to visit and play with. But Mittens passing lead way to 2 new family members being rescued from our local animal shelter, and have been adopted into the family! Anna and Bailey have yet to meet them, but they sure are excited to! Play dates are in the works!


This month Chewy.com sent the girls Greenies Smart Bites cat treats and a Kong Kickeroo cat toy! If you remember back a few months ago, Anna and Bailey tried out Greenies for the first time and loved them! So I knew they would be quite excited to give these a try! Plus a new cat toy? Oh boy!


As I mentioned the girls are obsessed with their Feline Greenies. Out of any cat treats they have had, these seem to be their favorite brand. The Smart Bites are available for Healthy Skin & Fur, Digestive Care, and Hairball Control. Perfect for whatever your cats needs may be. Anna and Bailey got to try out the Healthy Skin & Fur in chicken flavor. As expected they went bonkers over these, and lets just say the bag didn't last long at all! Feline Greenies is always a huge hit with them! As a feline momma, knowing that their treats are benefiting their skin and fur makes me feel wonderful as well!



Heads in the bag means they approve! 5 paw rating of course!



Next we had the Kong Kickeroo. I was originally going to give this to Bailey to play with since she is the one who loves to play with cat toys. But when the 2 new family members were adopted into the family, I gave the playful one, Max, this toy! He loves it! He can wrap his big paws around it, and use his back feet to kick it. He also loves to chase the tail on it as well! Below is a photo I took with my cellphone of him using it!


Max gives this Kong Kickeroo a big ol 5 paw rating!


As always, if you are a cat or dog owner and are looking for a place that has everything you could ever want for your furry furrend, visit Chewy.com!

Also did you know that Anna & Bailey have their very own Instagram? Follow them @felinefurrends




We love and miss you Mittens!



May 20, 2015

The 90s Tag

It has been a while since I have done any sort of tags here on my blog. Today while on YouTube I saw some people doing the 90s tag, and I figured hey, I was around in the 90s, why not do the tag!

I tag everyone to do this tag, whether it be via blog, or on YouTube. Don't have either one of those? Leave your answers in the comments on this blog, I'd love to hear your replies!

So as a FYI, I was born in the late 1980s, and grew up in the 90s.

1. Favorite Disney Film? I was obsessed with Aladdin.


2. Favorite Music Artist? Spice Girls!


3. Favorite Candy/Sweeties? Warheads.


4. Favorite Game (Board Game, School Game etc) Alright, my favorite board game was Splat!, and my favorite school game was one I would play all the time at recess with my friends called Four Square.



5. Favorite McDonalds Happy Meal Toy? Anything Barbie related I loved!



6. Favorite Book? I used to like The Babysitters Club books.



7. Favorite Clothing Store? I remember loving this store called Montgomery Wards. I don't remember much about it except that I used to love the changing rooms because they had super fun colors in the kids section. 



8. Favorite Nick Jr Show? Rugrats for sure!



9. What would you watch when you got home from school? Hmmm there are quite a few. Family Matters, Step by Step, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Christy, Sister Sister, Rugrats, GUTS, Rockos Modern Life, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, Cat Dog, Hey Arnold, Full House, Double Dare, and Supermarket Sweep. 



*All images were found on Google Image Search. I take no credit for these photos.*

May 19, 2015

Home It Fabric Shaver - Get Rid of Fabric Pills! | Review



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Clothes Shaver safely and efficiently removes pills, lint and fuzz from clothing, upholstery, drapes, blankets, carpets and much more. This fabric shaver safely trims only the top fuzz and suctions it neatly into a detachable bin thereby eliminating pills, lint and fuzz from wool, cottons, knits and synthetics without damaging the fabric. The large 2.5 inch shaving surface makes it fast and easy to use. By using the power cord included with the shaver, you can continuously shave without the hassle of changing batteries. Think twice before discarding your old sweater! American deluxe fabric shaver will restore your clothing and upholstery to a fresh new look quickly and easily.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I have always wanted to try out a fabric shaver, yet it was something I would always forget to pick up. I have sweatshirts, blankets, shirts, even socks that have fabric pills. It can be quite annoying, and isn't a pretty sight. When this arrived at my door, I immediately plugged it in, and grabbed my garments and blankets that had pills that needed removing. I started off with a shirt that was badly pilled. After a few swipes with the Home-It Fabric Shaver, the shirt looked awesome again! I did the same with my other garments and blanket, and this removed all of the fabric pills. Definitely impressed and very happy that it works so well!

The shaver is a bit larger than I was expecting, but it is easy to have a firm grip on it, and control it. It is slightly on the noisy side when you get it running and start using it on fabric. But nothing too bad. The quality of it seems fair, it's not a luxury unit, however it's not something you'd find in the dollar store, it falls right in the middle. At first I thought it soley ran on batteries, and I didn't have any C batteries in my home. Then I realized that you can also just use the power cord and plug it in, so that was fantastic. I love that you have both options, so you can use this at home, or take it on the go with you.

I have used this 3-4 times now, and I quite like it. So far everything is still working great, and it is getting rid of all those annoying fabric pills! Plus it has a catcher that collects all of the discards and is easily able to be disposed of. Keeps things very tidy, and no fuzz flying in the air.