Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Wiggles: Apples and Bananas DVD Review

About the DVD:


The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas
 
"Apples and Bananas is a tasty musical treat! Join the Wiggles as they add their special Wiggles magic to favorite nursery rhymes and songs.

 Sing along with special guest Lee Hawkins to This Little Piggy Went to Market and with the delightful Dennisha Pratt on Miss Polly Had a Dolly. There's the "spider-iffic" Itsy Bitsy Spider, Dorothy the Dinosaur swings on Shortnin' Bread, then we jump on board for The Wheels on the Bus and This Old Man Came Rolling Home! The Wiggles travel across the globe to Ireland for I'll Tell Me Ma and Michael Finnegan, and then over the continent for the delightful French song Sur le Pont d'Avignon. With centuries of best-loved songs served up fresh for your child, Apples and Bananas is certainly "a-peeling"!"
SRP: $9.99
   


My Review:

The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas DVD features 22 nursery rhymes. Most of the nursery rhymes included are the well-known ones so my daughters loved the DVD.

My daughters enjoyed watching The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas because they can sing along to almost all the nursery rhymes and songs in the DVD. They also danced while singing some of the nursery rhymes. My personal favorite was This Old Man and The Wheels on The Bus.

I like The Wiggles: Apples and Bananas because it is kid-friendly, perfect for younger kids and educational as well. My daughters watched this DVD over and over again because they loved singing along with The Wiggles. I like that this DVD encouraged my daughters to sing along as well as move around to copy some of the dance moves. They even changed into their skirts when I played the DVD because they wanted to copy Emma. :)

The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas is available for pre-order now on AMAZON and will be released on August 29. :)

DISCLAIMER: I am a member of NCircle's NSider and have received one or more product/s above to watch and 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.   

Organic Matcha Green Tea Single Serve Packets by Matcha DNA Review


Ever since I've tried different kinds of teas, I've come to appreciate them more. At first, I didn't like the taste of matcha green tea but after quite some time, I grew fond of the taste and I drink a cup once in a while.

Matcha DNA sent me their Organic Matcha Green Tea in 34 Single Serve Packets to try in exchange for an honest review and I couldn't wait to try it.

The Organic Match Green Tea by Matcha DNA is organically grown and hand picked. It is 100% Swiss Certified Organic and USDA Organic. It is rich in vitamins, nutrients and amino acids and is BPA free. It can be used as a tea or as an addition to baking and cooking food.

What I liked about the Organic Matcha Green Tea is the single serve packet. It's much easier to make a cup of matcha green tea and the matcha green tea powder stays fresh since I only need to open 1 packet a time.

I tried 1 whole packet of the Organic Matcha Green Tea on an 8 oz. water and for me, it's a bit too strong. I tasted the bitterness of the matcha tea so the next time I made a cup of tea, I reduced the green tea powder I used to half a packet. I also added 3 pumps of the Starbucks' ToffeeNut Syrup (I bought this at Starbucks prior to receiving my Matcha Green Tea Powder because I use it on my coffee).

I love the combination of the Organic Matcha Green Tea by Matcha DNA and the Starbucks' ToffeeNut Syrup. The matcha green tea by itself has its own sweetness but since I have a sweet tooth, I opted for a more sweeter taste. :) I love how easier it is to use the individual packets and I also like that the matcha green tea powder dissolves easily in hot water. It also tasted great over ice with milk and the toffeenut syrup.

You can visit the Matcha DNA WEBSITE to learn more about their products or you can purchase their Organic Matcha Green Tea on Amazon. BUY IT HERE.

DISCLAIMER: I have received one or more product/s mentioned above to try however, all opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I only recommend products I think are worth sharing. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TheraRelief by Thera Vita Review


When I exercise at home, I sometimes get muscle aches specially when I incorporate light weights or do a new exercise routine. I don't take pain medication instead, I use pain relief creams to alleviate the pain on my sore muscles. While I choose to use pain relief creams, I am a bit picky when it comes to pain relief creams. I don't like pain relief creams with menthol scents, a greasy feel and the more natural, the better.

Thera Vita sent me their TheraRelief pain relief cream to try and it couldn't have come in a better time.

Thera Vita's TheraRelief pain cream is safe and provides instant pain relief while helping the body fight inflammation in joints and muscles with all natural ingredients that are free of dangerous chemicals such as parabensIt includes over 27 deep penetrating clinically proven compounds including Glucosamine and Chondroitin that will help your body heal and recover, rather just mask or cover up the problem.


When I received my TheraRelief, I opened it and examined the cream inside. It has a light yellow color, has a creamy texture and is odorless.

I tried the TheraRelief on my legs and arms after doing a new exercise workout at home, which required a lot of squats and push-ups. I like that it absorbs quickly and it doesn't feel greasy at all. It's also odorless which is nice since I'm not fond of the menthol scents other pain relief creams have. After I applied the TheraRelief Cream, I started to feel it working after about 15 minutes. I like that I only need a little amount of the TheraRelief Cream so this jar would last for quite some time.

You can find the TheraRelief Cream on Amazon priced at $19.95 for a 2 oz. jar. BUY IT HERE.

DISCLAIMER: I have received one or more product/s mentioned above to try however, all opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I only recommend products I think are worth sharing. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

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.

Ageless Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Thera Vita Review


I love trying out anti-aging products, even though I'm just in my late 20's because I believe that starting to take care of my skin early will benefit me a lot as I grow older.

So when Thera Vita offered me a chance to try their Ageless: Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Aloe & Lavender Oil, I grabbed the opportunity to try it.

The Ageless: Hyalouronic Acid Serum + Aloe & Lavender Oil by Thera Vita is made in the USA. It contains extremely powerful organic herbs such as aloe, witch hazel, MSM, green tea, vitamin A, C, E, jojoba oil, and geranium oil. This organically infused hyaluronic acid smooths away the appearance of fine lines in seconds and helps keep moisture in and external irritants out to preserve the integrity of the skin and mantain a natural beauty and glow. It also increases the strength and elasticity of the skin for a firmer look. It has antioxidant properties eliminates sun spots caused by sun, pollution or smoking.


When I received my Ageless: Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Aloe & Lavender Oil, I noticed that it came in a pretty and expensive looking bottle. Other hyaluronic acid serums I've tried in the past were always in an amber bottle with a dropper or at times a pump but the Ageless by Thera Vita came in a nice bottle. What matters more to me is the content inside the bottle of course, it's just that it's not often that I receive a product in a nice bottle so I had to comment on that.

The Ageless Hyaluronic Acid Serum has a clear color and has a bit of a thick consistency. It's similar to the consistency of a hand sanitizer (similar to previous hyaluronic acid serums I've tried) and has a nice scent. It absorbs very quickly and is non-greasy. It's also light and didn't clog my pores. I use only a pump of the serum and it is enough for my whole face. Since I've only been using this for a few days, I haven't noticed if my acne scars have lightened already. I do feel a slight tightening feeling on my skin every time I use the Ageless by Thera Vita, which is usually at night before I go to bed. I do have a little bit of fine lines on my forehead but I also haven't seen any difference yet.

I'll continue to use the Ageless Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Thera Vita for a few more days to see if there'll be improvements on my skin. I like the slight tightening feeling of my skin though because I know that the product is working. :)

You can find the Ageless Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Thera Vita on Amazon for $29.95. BUY IT HERE.

DISCLAIMER: I have received one or more product/s mentioned above to try however, all opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I only recommend products I think are worth sharing. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

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, August 18, 2014

Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD Review + Giveaway 9/8 US/CAN

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About the DVD:

Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission
 
"Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats - above and below the waves!

On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they explore the hidden depths of the Midnight Zone! Peso must conquer his fears to treat a Vampire Squid! Dashi and Inkling go head to head with hungry Gulper Eels! Then, Barnacles, Kwazii and crew must rescue sea creatures before an underwater volcano erupts!"

SRP: $12.99


My Review:

I love being an NCircle Entertainment NSider because the DVDs for kids are perfect for my daughters who are 3 and 6. This month, I was given the opportunity to review the Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission.

If you've visited my blog before or have read my reviews before, you wouldn't be surprised to learn that my daughters are both fans of The Octonauts. So when I showed them the Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD, they were super excited to play it.

The Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD includes 6 action packed adventures and run time is 70 minutes. Listed below are the titles of each adventure:

- Midnight Zone
- Vampire Squid
- Scary Spookfish
- Blobfish Brothers
- Gulper Eels
- Long Armed Squid

My daughters were so focused on watching when I played the Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD. The creatures featured in each episode can only be found deep in the sea so each creature were new to my daughters. My 6 year old daughter was so engrossed in the episode that she didn't even move while she was watching. My 3 year old loved the Vampire Squid episode while my 6 year old daughter loved the Scary Spookfish episode. As always, I love the Creature Report at the end of each episode because it summarizes each episode then shows the actual picture/video of the real creature.

I love how educational and at the same time entertaining the Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD is. Each episode is packed with facts about deep sea creatures and my daughters had fun watching it.

The Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD is now available at Walmart & Sam's Club on August 5th. BUY IT HERE. You can also visit the NCircle Entertainment Website to find out more kid-friendly DVDs. 

Now on to the giveaway! NCircle Entertainment has generously offered a giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD! Feeling lucky? Then head on over to the rafflecopter below and get your entries in! :) Good Luck! :)



DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive (1) Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD. My giveaway would start August 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end September 8, 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 am a member of NCircle's NSider and have received a product/s mentioned above to watch and 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.

Mother & Daughter Collection by Monaco Addict Review

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As a mom of 2 girls, I was super excited when Linda contacted me if I wanted to do a review of their Mother & Daughter Collection. Of course I said yes because I've always wanted to try to wear matching clothes with my daughters.

Monaco Addict is a small souvenir business in the Principality of Monaco owned by Linda. She has been producing t-shirts, caps and polos for tourists for over 10 years already. As a mother, she thought of celebrating the mother-daughter relationship with a nice little collection.. The Mother & Daughter Collection.

My daughters saw the dresses as soon as I received it and they couldn't wait to wear it. The girls' dresses are available from size 2 to 12 years. The sizes were perfect for me since I have 2 girls ages 3 and 6.

The mother's dress is available from size Small to 2XL. The dress has a simple print in front but is very cute. I can't help take a selfie of me and my dress.


The dress for me is a bit short so I paired it up with jeans. My daughters on the other hand were very cute with just the dresses on (even if it's a bit short).

 
I took some more photos because they were having fun modelling the dresses for me. :)

The Mother & Daughter Collection by Monaco Addict is really cute. I love how I can wear matching clothes with my daughters in style. The quality of the dresses are also very nice and soft. The dresses doesn't shrink when washed which is nice because my dress was a bit snug already so if it shrunk, I wouldn't be able to wear it until I lose weight.  Hubby said he wished he had a similar shirt since he felt left out and I told him he can borrow my dress if he wanted. LOL. I do hope Monaco Addict offer different color options for these Mother & Daughter Collection dresses in the future. :)

You can visit Monaco Addict on Facebook and on Pinterest.

DISCLAIMER: I have received one or more product/s mentioned above to try however, all opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I only recommend products I think are worth sharing. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Friday, August 15, 2014

100% Pure LH Molecular Hylauronic Acid Serum by VoilaVe Review

If you love trying out anti-aging and beauty serums, you might be familiar with Hyaluronic Acid Serums. VoilaVe sent me their 100% Pure Low and High Molecular (LH) Hyaluronic Acid Serum to try in exchange for an honest review. What makes their Hyaluronic Acid different from other brands?

VoilaVe's Hyaluronic Acid Serum combines both high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Most hyaluronic acids in the market only contains the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid which will just sit on the surface of the skin whereas VoilaVe's combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid allows for a deep penetration into the epidermal layer of the skin where it supplements the water loss and helps restore the skin's natural cell regenerative qualities at the root level. Interested? Well here are some other benefits of using Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

- Delivers intense hydration to heal dryness on the face.
- More Youthful and Radiant Skin.
- Plumps the skin which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
- Softens and smoothes skin for a healthier appearance.
- Fixes uneven skin tone.

When I received my VoilaVe 100% Pure Low and High Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum, I couldn't wait to try it. It is colorless and has a nice scent.
It has a thick consistency which is similar to a hand sanitizer. I tried it on my face and it absorbs very quickly. What I like about it is that I only need a drop of the serum for my whole face. The first time I applied it, I felt a slight tightening sensation on my face which actually felt nice. It's non-greasy and didn't clog my pores therefore I didn't get any breakouts. I like how easy it is to apply and how little I need for every application. I've been using this once a day at night for more than a week now and it still looks full so I'm sure this bottle will last for a long time.

You can visit the VoilaVe WEBSITE to learn more about their other beauty products or you can buy their Hyaluronic Acid Serum on Amazon for $24.95 per 1 oz. bottle. BUY IT HERE.

DISCLAIMER: I have received one or more product/s mentioned above to try however, all opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I only recommend products I think are worth sharing. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.