June 29, 2015

OrganicGOLD Virgin Coconut Oil Soap Scrub - Moringa & Coffee | Reviews



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Natural, organic and rich in antioxidants. Effectively Exfoliates, Softens and Deeply Moisturizes skin. Made from pure Virgin Coconut Oil with 2 variants - Moringa leaves & Coffee Beans.

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MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

MORINGA SOAP SCRUB- This bar of soap has a nice floral scent to it. Not too over powering at all. I like using this in the morning on my face. It gives me a nice clean, fresh feeling. Nice lather. It leaves my skin feeling nice, refreshed and squeaky clean. I only use this about 2-3 times a week. This soap is standard bar soap size.

COFFEE SOAP SCRUB- This bar of soap has a nice subtle coffee scent which I quite like. It's not over powering at all. The size of the soap bar is fairly standard, good for washing hands, face and body. It provides a very mild, gentle exfoliation on the skin. The soap lathered up very nicely, and provided a great washing experience. My skin was left feeling soft and hydrated. This gives the squeaky clean kinda feel.

I love handmade soaps / specialty soaps, and I am always willing to pay more for them, simply because a lot more work goes into them. My only issue with these is that they are a little too expensive for my liking. If the soap was priced a bit more reasonable, then I would give this a full 5 star recommendation.



June 27, 2015

Nutro Perfect Portions Soft Loaf Pate Cat Food | Chewy.com Review

Happy June furrends! We hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer! It's that time of the month again where we share with you our monthly Chewy.com review! Anna and Bailey are absolutely obsessed with Chewy, they love all of the amazing pet products that they offer! This month they got to try out the Nutro Perfect Portions Soft Loaf Pate Cat Food


As you can see from the photo above, this isn't your normal canned cat food. This comes in a plastic container, split into 2 separate loaves. The thing I love about these is they truly are the perfect portions. For Anna and Bailey, I use 1 loaf at a time, and split the loaf between the 2 of them. This is the perfect portion for my 2 girls. I love it because I don't have to worry about using up a entire can of cat food within a certain amount of time. I can simple break the package in half, and use 1 loaf at a time, at my pace.

Now onto the taste test... Without a doubt Anna and Bailey go bonkers over this stuff! As soon as they see me pick up the container, they come running over. Once I lift off the lid, they start meowing, rubbing against my legs, and trying to reach up to grab it for themselves! The second I put each of their dishes down, they are chowing down! They will literally eat the last speck, and even lick the bowl!

As always, I have included a few photos to showcase their first reactions! Enjoy!





I really think this one is no surprise... 5 paw rating. In fact I think for them it's more of a 100 paw rating! They absolutely LOVE the Nutro Perfect Portions!


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



June 26, 2015

The Radish Store Melamine Picnic / Dinner Plates - Set of 4 - Papaya | Review



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The Radish Store is a family business and we're passionate about everything we do. We love to entertain with BBQs and garden parties, and to go on picnics and daytrips. We wanted to put together a reusable outdoor dining set that was both trendy and durable but found that this was next to impossible. If something was strong, it was ugly. If it was stylish it was either disposable or too delicate to put up with hard use.

So we made our own.

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These colorful melamine plates fit our needs and we think they'll be perfect for you, too.

Papaya-inspired contemporary pattern adds color, style and fun to backyard cookouts
Lightweight and stackable so they're the perfect picnicware to take camping or hiking
Much more durable than ceramic dinnerware so they can survive all sorts of lively hijinks
Stronger than paper and cheap plastic tableware, and reusable too so more eco friendly
Dishwasher safe (top rack only) and BPA free because we believe in the details that matter

Melamine is tough stuff. You could bang these plates together like rocks and they wouldn't chip or shatter. They can handle the kind of damage that kids can inflict, so you could use them outside on a patio table or indoors for everyday mealtimes without worrying about who's going to drop them where.

They're lightweight so they're ideal for picnics, camping, and hiking. If you're going to be carrying everything for a meal in your hamper, you can't afford to carry heavy stoneware plates. You don't want to carry wasteful disposable paper, and really, it would be nice to have something with a little style for serving those special sunset suppers at the campsite.

Everyone is busy these days, so when we do get time to ourselves, we deserve to make it outstanding. These plates can't guarantee a beautiful sunset, but if you're active out of doors or love al fresco entertaining, well, these plates are perfect for you - fun, stylish, practical and ready to impress any dinner guest!


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I will start off by saying that I absolutely love these plates. They are fantastic to have, especially in my home where I only had ceramic plates. They could get to be quite heavy when needing more than 1 plate, plus if you drop them, they easily crack or even worse shatter. These plates are very sturdy, yet they are also super light! These would be fantastic to use when eating outdoors or camping. Or if you need plates for the kids that won't break if they are dropped, then these are for you as well!

I have been using these exclusively since they arrived at my door, and put all kinds of foods on them. Hot foods, cold foods, and everything in between. I do not use them in the microwave, however they are dishwasher safe. I myself wash by hand, and these clean so easily. Never have a issue with stuck on foods, or anything of the sort.

The design of them is beautiful, they almost have a vintage appeal to them. They remind me of the popular designs around the 1950s and 1960s.

Overall I really like these, and they are definitely getting plenty of use in my home!



Xylacor by Cody Sattler | Review




MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

As most of you know I am on a weight loss journey / fitness journey. I am trying everyday to bring myself 1 step closer to a better, healthier lifestyle. This journey has been and will be filled with highs and lows. I hit a few plateaus along the way, and while they don't necessarily mean anything bad, they can kill your motivation to keep going. Thankfully I haven't given up. For the past few weeks I have been using women's Xylacor Body Sculpting Technology dietary supplement.

I am really working hard at the new me, and this supplement just seems to be exactly what I needed to help assist me along my journey. I haven't been taking these for too long, but I have already noticed a difference. I have already lost 5 pounds! If you follow my weight loss journey, then you know that I injured my foot and haven't been able to work out as regularly as I was. Plus I will admit, I had a few parties I went to and while I didn't pig out on food, I did have a few things that weren't on my list of foods I should be consuming. I went to step on the scale and I honestly expected to see a gain. My jaw dropped when I lost 5 pounds from my previous weigh in. I was so happy. Just that alone has given me more motivation to keep on going!


So far everything is great with this supplement. I haven't experienced any side effects from them. I love that they give me a boost of energy, however they do not effect my sleep pattern. Many supplements with energy boosting qualities will make it so I have a hard time falling asleep at night. I do notice that with these I will get after burps, but it's nothing too bad.

I am still new with using these, and have ways to go before I see what results I reach with one bottle. However so far so good!



June 25, 2015

Pure Care Microfiber Duster with Extension Pole | Review





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Trap allergens and dust without the use of harsh chemicals. Our duster head consists of millions of microfibers that attach themselves to even the smallest dirt and dust particles leaving the surface naturally dust-free. The dust stays locked inside the microfibers until you wash the head in warm water. To clean the head, rinse it thoroughly with clean, warm water, pat with a towel or paper towel and let it air dry. The head unsnaps by sliding the button on the handle up for easy hand washing. The soft microfiber head bends to any degree for convenient dusting in hard-to-reach places such as ceiling fans, window sills, corners, under and on top of furniture, picture frames, sky lights, and more. The soft head fits inside the narrowest spaces where dust can hide for years causing allergies and other health issues. Use the head by itself or attach it to the 3-section lightweight aluminum pole that retracts with a quick twist up to 64 inches (including the head).


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

For years I have just had a small non extendable duster in my home. While it would get the job done, it was quite often a pain to use. I couldn't reach too high with it unless I got out a chair and stood on the chair. Not only did this create extra work, but it was also unsafe. The day that this Microfiber Duster from Pure Care arrived, I put it to the test to see how well it works.

I love that this one is extendable in multiple lengths. I can reach high up on my ceiling, or in long narrow nooks in just a few simple turns. It is nothing short of fantastic! I also love that the duster head is detachable and easily able to be washed! The duster has a nice handle on it which is comfortable in hand, and easy to grip. Nice design overall, I quite like it. The only thing that I would like is if the duster head could be tilted, making it easier to clean certain areas, such as ceiling fans. But overall it is great! My home is the most dust free it has ever been!

I definitely give this a full 5 out of 5 star recommendation. It makes dusting so much easier!



June 23, 2015

HealPT Foot Roller and Porcupine Massage Ball | Review




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The HealPT Foot Roller and Porcupine Ball are specially designed to relieve foot soreness, Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs. These lightweight and portable tools are used to stretch, massage and relax your muscles while allowing blood to flow throughout your feet. Proper blood flow promotes healing and will help you recover from an injury or workout faster. The Foot Roller and Porcupine ball are perfect for athletes, runners, walkers or anyone with sore feet. The portability is what makes these so great - a personal foot massage that you can take anywhere! Use them after a run, in the morning to stretch your feet out or use them under your desk while you work. Roll to find painful trigger points and isolate rolling in these areas to destroy troublesome knots. BONUS - This massage set comes with a FREE Instruction brochure and informative product guide. Inside you'll find instructions for using both massagers, information on Plantar Fasciitis and other useful information.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I recently injured my foot while running, and I have been nursing it back to health for a while. I had to slow down my running to only once a week just to allow my foot to heal. I was really needing something to help me massage my foot and really help my muscles in my foot relax. I have been using the foot roller and ball for a little while now, and it has helped me out quite a bit already.

At night I start off by using the roller, and giving my entire foot a nice massage. Then I use the porcupine ball to focus on the ball of my foot, where I have the most discomfort from my injury. After about a half hour, 15 minutes with each, I soak my foot in a cold epsom salt bath. This routine makes my foot feel a million times better!

I absolutely love this set. I appreciate that the wooden roller has the rubberized pieces on it to prevent it from slipping on hard floors. The porcupine ball works wonderfully on my carpet, it helps control the pressure. Overall a fantastic set for my foot!



Phantom Fit Resistance Loop Bands | Review




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The Secret Of Getting a Toned Body Without Clunky and Expensive Exercise Equipment Or A Gym Membership

Workouts can be such a hassle. If you're not running to the gym every day before or after work, you're trying to find the motivation to do an intense workout on your home gym.

Resistance loop bands are the best solution because they: 
- Are perfect for physical therapy exercises all the way to intense workouts 
- Works flawlessly for arm, ankle, and leg workouts 
- Are separated by resistance level to meet your needs 
- Are extremely durable and long-lasting 
- Are lightweight and portable

What's Included?
- 1 Blue "Light" Band
- 1 Red "Medium" Band
- 1 Green "Heavy" Band
- 1 Black "X-Heavy" Band

If you buy today, you'll also receive
- Nylon carrying case for portability
- Our favorite workout music downloadable as a mp3 file


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I have seen bands like these around for a little bit, and always wondered if they really worked. I am currently on a weight loss / get fit journey. So finding ways to help me reach my goals is something that really interests me. I have been giving these a go for the past week, and I have to say that I am quite pleased.

One of my biggest problem areas is my arms. I use these to help me strengthen and tone up my arms, and after a few minutes, I can feel a burn in my arms! I am still just using the light resistance loop band, working on building myself up to the higher level resistance bands. I have yet to use this on my legs and thigh area, but I have seen many work outs that use these bands to target those areas, so I look forward to those workouts!

I love that they give you the 4 piece set, this allows you to build up to the heavy band little by little. I also love that they are different colors, this makes telling them apart great. Plus the carrying bag is always wonderful for storage when you are not using the bands.

I still have a long journey ahead with these, but I feel like these are really going to aide me in my weight loss / get fit journey!



June 22, 2015

Clearline Easy Press Nail Clippers | Review




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LIFETIME GUARANTEE – The last nail clippers you will ever need! Easy Press Nail Clippers come with a lifetime money back satisfaction guarantee.

NO RUST STAINLESS STEEL – Crafted with durable high quality stainless steel that is guaranteed to NEVER RUST.

EASY, CLEAN CUT – Large clippers that provide maximum leverage for an easy press and sharp clean cut. Even works for seniors and those with arthritis.

NO TEARING NAILS – Sharp blade prevents nails from tearing when cutting. Cuts through the thickest of nails with ease.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

Having a good pair of nail clippers in my bag is a must. I work with my hands a lot during the day, and I tend to get broken nails quite often. Because of this, I like to keep clippers on hand with me in my purse that way I can easily clip away the broken nail, and prevent any other breakage. Plus it keeps my nails looking well groomed and polished.

These pair of clippers are nicely designed, and fit in the hand perfectly. They are fantastic when it comes to cutting nails. One snip and the job is done. These are sharp and make nice clean cuts. They don't cause any splitting of the nail at all. These are a very nice, good quality pair of nail clippers. They have a permanent home in my purse!




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June 21, 2015

Summer Womens & Plus Size Fashion Must Haves feat. eShakti

If you don't already know, I am a huge fan of eShakti. They have a beautiful selection of clothing that is available for women from sizes 0 to 36W. Plus if you are like many women who fall in between sizes, or have certain needs, they can even custom fit the garment right to your own personal measurements. How amazing is that? Plus the quality of their clothing is outstanding. eShakti is hands down one of my favorite places to search for clothes that I know will fit me perfectly!

Summer Is Here

With summer now here, eShakti unveiled their newest lines to the site, contemporary and bohemian. And they added in some new clothing options as well, such as jumpsuits, pants and shorts. I had the chance to browse through their new clothes for summer, and I have picked out the pieces that are at the top of my summer must have list from each new category! Plus keep reading for an amazing offer from eShakti just for my lovely readers!



I absolutely love this shirt dress. This caught my eye because it is a piece that can be dressed up, or dressed down. I love the front pockets on the chest, and the draw cord is great for giving you a extra flattering shape. You could easily wear this as is, or put it with a pair of leggings for a cute simple summer outfit! 



This maxi dress is just eye catching! I love how it has a very 1950s, Marilyn Monroe look to it. This is something I could totally see her wearing! I love the shape around the bust, it would give a very flattering, feminine look. The bow also adds a little extra something to the dress. Personally I would love to see this dress in more colors and fabric designs. It is stunning! Perfect summer date night dress!



I personally love the jumpsuit trend, I think that they are a great piece to have in any wardrobe. I also love a solid black jumpsuit, there's just something about it that appeals to me. I think matching them with a beautiful necklace is the way to go. You don't need too many accessories with a jumpsuit, so the whole outfit tends to be fairly effortless which is nice for a girl on the go. This jumpsuit not only looks beautiful, but it also looks super comfortable. Pair it with sandals, or heels and you are good to go!



When I saw these, I instantly had a flashback to Sex and the City where Carrie is wearing pants like these, and how much I loved them on her. This style of pant has a great polished look, very sophisticated. Pair these with a nice blouse, a pair of heels or booties and you will be ready to strut your stuff down the sidewalk! Bring these into fall by adding a blazer to complete the look! I think these would also be nice in perhaps a pinstripe print as well. 



As with the pleated pants above, I love the look of these pleated shorts. They have a very nice polished, clean look. Great for a summer picnic, or a day out shopping! Personally I would pair these with a nice blouse, and a pair of flats. I would love to see these in some fun fabric prints such as polka dot, and maybe a paisley print. 

Now that you have had the chance to see my top picks for the summer, I want you to check out eShakti and see what your favorites are! Plus I have a $35 gift coupon code for you to use with your next purchase from eShakti. See the code and information below!

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June 17, 2015

Carat Fruit Basket with Banana Hanger | Review


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This is a stylish, elegant, and modern fruit basket with banana hanger.  With this, you can not only store your fruit, but display it!  This fruit basket would look great on any table in any room!  It is distinctive centerpiece that is not only practical, but attractive!

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MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I eat a lot of fruit in my home as a snack. Sometimes I would forget about fruits that I had, and sadly they would go bad, wasting my money. This fruit bowl from Carat is exactly what my home has been needing!

When I go grocery shopping, I can take out the fruits I've purchased, put them in this bowl, and set it on the counter. I can see what I have, and I have all of my fruits right in 1 place. Having easy access to fruits also makes it helpful in making better snack choices. I can just walk in my kitchen, grab a piece of fruit and be on my way. I absolutely love this! It has a banana hook at the top, and a nice large bowl at the bottom for any other fruits. Great design, it fits in well with my kitchen decor.

This is great to have in your home, however it would also make the perfect house warming gift! It is also a perfect thing to add into the work office, break room, or what have you! No matter where you choose to place it, you'll love it!

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