Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GeoSafari Jr.'s Underwater Explorer Boat From Educational Insights

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My daughters love playing with water. They love taking a bath (they take a bath longer than me because they have tons of toys in the bathtub and they play), swimming, jumping on muddy puddles (the few times it rained here in SoCal, they jumped on all the muddy puddles they saw), playing with the sprinklers, and maybe everything that has to do with splashing around.

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The Underwater Explorer Boat by GeoSafari Jr. has a simple and cute design. The bottom of the boat is made of clear plastic with a 3x magnifier on one side. This feature of the boat enabled my daughters to know what they can see underwater and at the same time, magnify an object by placing the part of the boat with the magnifier on top of the object. The orange rubber floatee which is attached to the boat with a black string can be used as a pretend toy (to save toys in trouble) or as a wrist holder so the boat wouldn't float away (when my daughters are in the pool). The steering wheel and propellers at the back rotates which for my 3 year old is amazing. :) The boat has a nice size and is great for pretend play too. My daughters had lots of fun playing rescue boat with the GeoSafari Jr.'s Underwater Explorer Boat.

My daughters made a video of the GeoSafari Jr.'s Underwater Explorer Boat and made a story out of it too. :) Please watch, hit like and/or comment and they'll love it! :)

The GeoSafari Jr.'s Underwater Explorer Boat is great for toddlers and young kids. It's a nice way to discover what's beneath the water and great for pretend play too.

You can purchase The Riddle Show on Amazon for $11.18 with free shipping if you have Prime.
 
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Azara Organic Seaweed Powder Review


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I'm a fan of facial mud masks. I apply it at least once a week because it helps minimize my acne break-out and helps with my skin's oiliness. Honestly, this is the first time I heard about a Seaweed Facial Mask. I eat and snack on dried seaweed (Nori) and love California rolls but I've never heard of seaweed used as a facial mask so I was quite excited to try it.

Azara's SeaWeed Facial Mask and Body Wrap powder is made of Organic Seaweed Powder (Ascophyllum Nodosum) and is harvested from the North Atlantic ocean. These seaweeds are constantly tested to ensure its quality and consistency.

North European and Asian cultures have used the rejuvenating power of seaweed for centuries to achieve soft and supple skin, help reduce inflammation and detoxify the body.

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I received the Azara Organic Seaweed Powder in a plastic jar. It is sealed inside to prevent the powder from spilling. The powder has a green color and smells like seaweed. It has a fine, powdery texture which is smooth and similar to confectioner's sugar.
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The preparation of the seaweed mask is really simple. The direction is to add 2 tsps. of warm water to a tsp. of seaweed powder. I did a little bit of modification because I found that mixture too thin. I added a bit more of the seaweed powder to make my mask thicker. :)

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Next comes the application. After cleansing my face and drying my face, I proceeded to apply the seaweed mask on my face. If you're not a fan of any kind of Japanese rolls with dried seaweed on them, then I do suggest that if you use an essential oil for your skin, add a drop to mask the seaweed scent a bit. I have no problem with the scent of seaweed so I just used the seaweed mask by itself. I left the mask on my face for 15 minutes and then rinsed it off with warm water.

I like the Azara's seaweed mask because it made my skin feel soft. Unlike facial mud masks, the seaweed mask didn't give me any tingling/tightening sensation but my face felt clean and tight after rinsing it off. I have a BIG acne on my chin before applying the seaweed mask and after rinsing of the seaweed mask, my acne appeared noticeably smaller and less inflamed. I didn't get any skin sensitivity or reaction when I used the seaweed mask. My pores didn't get clogged so no breakouts for me.

I like the Azara's seaweed mask because it's all-natural and effective.

You can purchase Azara's Organic Seaweed Powder on Amazon for $21.95 with free shipping if you have Prime.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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.

GUEST: SheSpeaks Saeco Espresso Giveaway

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Found this giveaway from SheSpeaks for a chance to win a Saeco Espresso Maker and want to share it with you. :) Isn't that exciting?! I'd love to win one too! :) Hurry and click the link below to enter. Ends October 31, 2014.


DISCLAIMER: By entering through my link, I get an extra entry for a chance to win. No other form of compensation was received. Please see full rules on the giveaway form. Mygreatfinds is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

No More Smelly Washer With Smelly Washer Cleaner!


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There are times when our washer would smell moldy/mildew-y. The smell would go away after a couple of cycles but sometimes, the smell stays there longer. I haven't found any solution for that until I've tried the Smelly Washer Cleaner.
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The Smelly Washer is an all-natural cleaner to remove mildew odor from towels and laundry. It can be used in HE or Regular Clothes Washers, Stainless and Plastic Tub Dishwashers, shower, tubs and tiles. 1 bottle has up to 24 treatments.

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The Smelly Washer Cleaner is an all natural crystallized powder with the consistency of coarse table salt. Use to remove odor at the source by adding a cap full (1 tbsp.) to a hot wash cycle.

I made a short video on how to use the Smelly Washer Cleaner.

My thoughts about the Smelly Washer Cleaner:

- It's easy to use. Just pour it in and start the washing machine on hot cycle.
- It can also be used as a dishwasher cleaner.
- It's all natural and unscented (for me).
- Effective in removing the Mildew/Moldy odor of the washer.

You can visit the Smelly Washer Cleaner WEBSITE to learn more about their product.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Learn and Tell Jokes and Riddles With The Riddle Show #educationalinsights

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One day, my 6 year old daughter came home from school and has been telling jokes and riddles which doesn't make sense. LOL. I have a great feeling she heard jokes and riddles at school and tried to invent her own. :) When I received The Riddle Show from Educational Insights, I had a feeling she'd love it. :)

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The Riddle Show from Educational Insights is an electronic microscope with 145+ riddles, jokes and tongue twisters. It has a working microphone to amplify the voice, music and sound effects, light effects and a 2-setting volume.

You can watch the video above of my 2 daughters showing how The Riddle Show is used.


Here are my thoughts about The Riddle Show:

- There are 4 buttons on The Riddle Show. My daughters, who are 3 and 6, knew what the buttons are for after I told them what they're for. The buttons are as follows:

  •  Riddle Button - has a question mark image. When pressed, it tells a riddle.
  • Joke Button - has a smiley face image. When pressed, it tells a joke and at random times, a tongue twister.
  • Answer Button - has the letter A. When pressed, it tells the answer to the riddle or joke.
  • Repeat Button - has 2 arrows forming a circle image. When pressed, it repeats the riddle or the joke.
- It has a 2-volume setting. I love electronic toys with a volume setting because sometimes,the volume just gets too loud. With the 2-volume setting, I can adjust the volume of the microphone. Oh and there's an off button too.
- The riddles are quite easy to understand. My 6 year old daughter can answer almost all the riddles. My 3 year old daughter however, doesn't understand it yet. She loves guessing though so that's nice. :)
- The jokes are age-appropriate and funny. They make me laugh too. Both my daughters can't answer the jokes yet but they laugh when they hear the answer.
- The microphone works! My daughters love to sing so if they're not listening to jokes and riddles, they use it TO SING. LOL. It's loud enough to magnify their voices and they love it! To activate the microphone, one of the 4 buttons should be pressed.
- The microphone produces a feedback if it's too near an object. Similar to a normal microphone, we did hear that painful "screech" when my daughters place it face down on the floor, sofa or any object. It also sometimes get a feedback when it's placed too near the mouth.
- The flashing lights is nice. I love the flashing lights because it adds up to the effect of pretending to be a show host.
- The batteries are already included! The Riddle Show uses 3xAAA batteries and it's already included. :)
- The Riddle Show enhances critical thinking because my daughters need to think about the answer to the riddle or joke.
- Listening skills and comprehension is also taught. They listen intently to the riddle or joke so that they can answer it.

I like The Riddle Show because it's easy to use and very fun and entertaining for young kids. It teaches them early critical thinking and listening skills as well as build their confidence to face an audience.

You can purchase The Riddle Show on Amazon for $17.79 with free shipping if you have Prime.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Glen Campbell's I'll Be Me Documentary Review + Giveaway 10/31 US/CAN

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ABOUT THE MOVIE:

In 2011, when Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force.  

This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song. 

GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.

The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Glen’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.

Honestly, I don't know who Glen Campbell is. My late grandfather might've played one of his songs when I was younger, the Rhinestone Cowboy, because it sounds so familiar. I was given the chance to watch the exclusive online screening of his documentary film: Glen Campbell's - I'll Be Me and I have no regrets of watching it.

The first few minutes of the documentary, I was already near tears. I don't know anyone with Alzheimer's disease but I am familiar with the disease and what it does to a person. The documentary is all about Glen Campbell and his family and his fight against Alzheimer's. There is no cure but I am so touched by his family's support as well as his friends and tour crew. They were so brave and open in showing bits and pieces of their lives as Glen's Alzheimer's progressed. I saw how in a short time, his Alzheimer's got worse. I liked his "Goodbye Tour" and how his fans supported him in each of his concerts.

The Glen Campbell's - I'll Be Me is a documentary which brought me to tears and yet gave me a feeling of love and honor.

The Glen Campbell's - I'll Be Me will be released on October 24th (in phases). You can check out the film release HERE.

You can also visit the WEBSITE to learn more about the documentary.

Do you like to win a 5-song EP Soundtrack from the documentary? Then just head on over to the rafflecopter below to enter! Good Luck!
 
"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a 5-song EP Soundtrack from the documentary: Glen Campbell - I'll Be Me. My giveaway would start October 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end October 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US and CAN residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. My role is to give the sponsor the information of the winner and they will directly ship the prize to the winner. I have received a product/s mentioned above to in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.
 

Karmick Hot/Cold Lavender Eye Pillow Review + Giveaway 11/3 US

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I don't usually have problems with sleeping but there are some days when I just can't sleep. My body tells me I need to sleep already but my mind keeps on racing. When this happens, it would take me hours before I fall asleep and this would result in me waking up with puffy eyes and sensitivity to light.

I never did do or try anything to help me sleep because it's not often that I have trouble falling asleep, until now. Karmick sent me their hot/cold lavender eye pillow to try and I couldn't wait to try it specially when I have trouble falling asleep.

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The Karmick Hot/Cold Lavender Eye Pillow is used to relieve stress and sleep better at night. It can be used hot or cold and can be used daily.

For a cold pack, I just put it in a plastic ziplock bag, toss it in the freezer and leave it there for about 2 hours. It has a cooling effect without the painful feeling of an ice sting. It works to relieve headaches, aches and pain. I don't suffer from migraines so I can't tell if it helps against migraines but it's one of the uses for the cold pack as well.

The cold pack also helps against puffy eyes and the scent of the lavender helped me relax and on the days when I had trouble sleeping, help me fall asleep easier. The cold pack also helped me relieve the tension in my eyes. Since I write reviews and spend some time in the computer, my eyes get tired but when I use the Karmick as a cold pack, it soothes my eyes.

The hot pack is used for sinus pain, dry eyes and allergies. My 3 year old daughter currently has a sinus infection and is taking medicine for that. Her nose is a bit congested before going to sleep and I tried the Karmick as a hot pack for her and she says it smells nice.

For the hot pack, using a spray bottle, I misted the eye pillow with water, put it on a microwave safe plate and microwaved it for 30 seconds. It's not advisable to overheat the eye pillow. The warmth will last approximately 10 minutes.
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The Karmick Eye Mask can also be used for meditation and yoga. It's made in the USA and can be used by men, women and children. It's microwave and freezer safe and has a lifetime guarantee!

You can purchase the Karmick Hot/Cold Lavender Eye Pillow on Amazon for $21.95 with free shipping if you have Prime.

Now are you ready for a giveaway?! Do you like to own your own Karmick Hot/Cold Lavender Eye Pillow? Then head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter! Good Luck! :)

 
GIVEAWAY: 1 Winner will receive a Karmick Hot/Cold Lavender Eye Pillow. Giveaway will start October 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end November 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Mygreatfinds is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”