Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum by Azure Naturals Review + Giveaway 8/11 US



I recently received the Azure Naturals' Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum and one thing I love about Vitamin C Serums, they work for me.

Azure Naturals recently sent me their Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum and I've been using it together with their Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum (Read my review + giveaway here) for about a week now.

Before we go on to my thoughts about the Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum, let me tell you something about Azure Naturals' Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum first.

Azure Naturals' Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum works by increasing cellular renewal by boosting the production of collagen and elastin. It is made in the USA and has the following key ingredients: 20% Vitamin C + Vitamin E + 11% Hyaluronic Acid + Ferulic Acid.

I've been using a different brand of Vitamin C Serum prior to trying the Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum from Azure Naturals so I've been experiencing the benefits of using a vitamin C Serum for quite some time now.

The Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum has a white, cloudy appearance and has a bit of a tangy scent. I've been using this every night for almost a week now. I use about 5 drops of the serum on my palms and then pat it on my cleansed face. I let it get absorbed first, which takes about 15 seconds, and then follow-up with the Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum. Since I have an oily skin type, I can skip on my moisturizer because these doesn't dry my skin.

The Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum absorbs quickly and it doesn't leave a greasy feeling at all. It doesn't clog my pores and it didn't cause me any breakout as well. I like how it gives my skin a tighter feeling every time I use it and it works great together with the Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum. One bottle is enough to last for a long while since I only use 5 drops every night.

Right now, you can get 30% OFF the Azure Naturals Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum by using the code AZUREBLG on the checkout page on AMAZON. Hurry because this code is valid only until July 30th! :)

If you're feeling lucky, head on to the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. Azure Naturals has generously offered a giveaway for a bottle of their Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum. Good Luck! :)

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DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a bottle of Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum from Azure Naturals. My giveaway will start July 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end August 11, 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. Winner/s 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 the product/s above to try however, all opinions are honest and own and are not influenced in any way. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. No other form of compensation was received. 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.




 

Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent by Green Virgin Products Review



We're just 4 in the family and we go through about 10 loads of laundry every week. Minimum. That's a lot for a family of 4 but my daughters do change their clothes multiple times per day because they soil their clothes with food and other stuff most of the time.

When I received the Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent from Green Virgin Products, I was a bit surprised that this small 8 oz. bottle can do 120 HE loads of laundry and that it's 100% Non-Toxic. Interested? Yeah, I was too!

Here is a little background about Soap Nuts.

Soap Nuts are from the fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry Tree. Green Virgin Products use and sell the Sapindus Mukorossi soap nuts because this species are the largest and produce the highest saponin content compared to any other species. The shell contains a natural soap called saponin which cleans like toxic chemical detergents. Soap berries are hypoallergenic and can be used by people who are allergic to all other laundry detergents.

The Soap Nuts Liquid has a 2 year shelf life and is 100% non-toxic because they use caprylyl glycol and phenethyl alcohol as their preservatives which are rated 0 to 1 on the Skin Deep Data Base. Only 2 pumps are needed for 1 HE load of laundry and 3 pumps for an average top loader washing machine.

I tried the Soap Nuts Liquid by Green Virgin Products on our clothes and I like that I only need 2 pumps for 1 load of laundry. It does its job well in cleaning the clothes even though the amount of detergent I use per load is way less than the amount of laundry detergent I'm currently using.

You can visit the Green Virgin products WEBSITE to purchase their Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent ($18.95 for an 8 oz. bottle good for 120 HE Loads) and learn more about their other products. 

DISCLAIMER: I have received one or more product/s mentioned above to 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, July 22, 2014

Groovy Lab in a Box Review + Giveaway 7/27 US


Does your child love experimenting? My daughters do! They're just 3 and 6 years old but they're both very interested in experiments.

I received the Groovy Lab in a Box - Here Comes the Sun Box to try in exchange for an honest review and my daughters couldn't wait to try it.

The Groovy Lab in a Box is a monthly STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subscription box meant for young STEMists (children age 8 and up) which offers different boxes with different themes every month. The Groovy Lab in a Box has all the materials needed for each experiment so you don't have to worry about missing materials.


The Here Comes the Sun Box contained all the materials needed for each of the three experiments as well as a Lab Notebook which has all the instructions as well as follow-up questions for each experiment.

I read the instructions and did most of the experiments while my daughters watched and asked questions. I didn't quite do well with the solar balloon because it was quite hard to keep the air from flowing out.

My daughters' favorite experiment was the 3rd one which is the conductivity sensor. They were delighted when we made the bell ring and they had fun dipping the wires into the bowl with water to make it ring. Watch my videos below to check it out.  
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 The first video above is my 3 year old daughter trying it out by putting the 2 wires together.

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The second video above is my 6 year old daughter putting the 2 wires in salt water.

I love how educational the Groovy Lab in a Box is. Although it's meant for older children, my daughters had fun with helping me do the experiments. The instructions are very easy to follow but adult supervision is always recommended. I had a hard time with the scotch tape included so I used a wider tape I had at home.

You can visit the Groovy Lab in a Box WEBSITE to see their monthly subscription plans.

Now on to the giveaway! Groovy Lab in a Box has generously offered a giveaway for my readers for a chance to win the same box I received! Just head on to the rafflecopter below to enter. :) Good Luck!

DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a Groovy Lab in A Box - Here Comes The Sun Box. My giveaway will start July 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end July 27, 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. 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 Tomoson and have received the product/s above to try however, all opinions are honest and own and are not influenced in any way. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. No other form of compensation was received. 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.

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection by Richard Garay Review

I'm a Purex Insider and this time, I've been given the opportunity to try a product different from what they usually send, which are usually detergents and soaps.

I love doing paper crafts. In fact, when I was younger, I used to make origami and have memorized a lot of origami patterns. My 5 year old daughter got her love for paper crafts from me, my 3 year old daughter loves to cut and paste paper so I think she'll love paper crafts when she grows older, and she was super excited when she saw the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Best Day Ever Treat Bag and Celebrate Party Hat Card kits.

Richard Garay, inspired by his passion for paper crafts, event hosting; and handmade greetings, designed the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection to help papercrafters and hostesses achieve beautiful results every time. He made a complete collection of papers, inks, stamps, dies, and embellishments to make it easier to create a heartfelt greeting or event.


First we tried to do the Celebrate Party Hat Card. Her birthday was in a few days when we made this so she was telling me that this was for her. :) The kit came with an easy to follow instruction and all the supplies needed to make the card.

She helped me do the card by putting the foam squares. I did the folding and she did the sticking. :)

I used the sequins I found on the Best Day Ever Treat Bag kit and she asked me to take her picture with her card. With just a few sticking and folding, we made this pretty and personalized card. I did this in just a few minutes. :)

Next we tried to do the Best Day Ever Treat Bag. This is much simpler than the Celebrate Party Hat Card since it only requires just a little bit of cutting and tying.

My daughters placed treats inside and I helped her tie the linen thread to close her treat bag.

The green embossed card is very pretty and compliments well with the orange and purple card in front. She loved the treat bag and again told me that it was for her birthday. :)

This is the first time I've heard about Spellbinders and I loved both kits I received because they are so easy to do and the colors are well coordinated. Each kit has all the supplies needed for every craft which is nice since I am forgetful and wouldn't have to worry about missing something.

DISCLAIMER: I am a Purex Insider and I am entered into a separate prize drawing for posting my review of the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Promotion. I received the product/s above to try in exchange for an honest review. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  




Monday, July 21, 2014

Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts Giveaway (10 WINNERS) - 8/18 US


I've recently tried the Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts and I am super excited to tell you that Cleopatra's Choice has generously sponsored a giveaway for my readers! And to make things more exciting, Cleopatra's Choice has offered 10 Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts to give away which means there will be 10 WINNERS! How exciting is that?! :) Head on over to the link below to read my review of the Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts. It would also be great if you leave a comment there on what you liked about the Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts. :)



You can visit the Cleopatra's Choice WEBSITE to learn more about their other products.

You can purchase the Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salt on AMAZON for $19.00 which will last for about 2 months. :)

After reading my review, head on to the rafflecopter form below to get your entries in! :) The more entries you make, the better your chances of winning so be sure to come back every day for the daily entries! Good Luck! :)

DISCLAIMER: 10 Winners will each receive (1) Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts (ARV: $19.00). My giveaway will start July 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end August 8, 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. 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 Tomoson and have received an Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts to try however, all opinions are honest and own and are not influenced in any way. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum by Azure Naturals Review + Giveaway (3 Winners) 8/4 US


I've tried several kinds of anti-aging products but this is the first time I'm trying a retinol serum. Azure Naturals sent me a bottle of their Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum to try in exchange for an honest review.

So what exactly is Retinol and what does it do?

Retinol is actually a form of Vitamin A and is one of the most effective ingredients for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It is proven to improve pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone, color, as well as increase the skin's hydration levels. ULTIMATE RETINOL is the most advanced Retinol product currently available. Azure Naturals have designed a delivery system that allows very high strength 2.5% Retinol to be used around the eyes and even by people with sensitive skin.

This is actually the first time I tried any product from Azure Naturals so I was excited when I received their Ultimate Retinol Serum.

The Retinol Serum comes in an amber bottle with a pump. The serum has a bit of a thick consistency and is unscented. It absorbs very quickly and it doesn't leave a greasy feeling. It also didn't clog my pores and didn't cause me any breakout.

I've been using their Retinol Serum every night for a few days now together with their Ultimate C Skin Repair Serum (visit my review + giveaway here) and I've noticed my skin feeling tighter and less oilier than before. I will continue to use it to see if the fine lines on my forehead will improve after a few weeks. I will give an update once I've finished the whole bottle so that I can honestly say if it works on fine lines.

You can visit their WEBSITE to learn more about their products or you can purchase the Ultimate Retinol on AMAZON. Right now, you can get 30% OFF their Ultimate Retinol Serum by entering the code AZUREBLG on the checkout page on Amazon. Hurry because this code is valid only until July 30th! They offer a money back guarantee so be sure to visit them!

Now on to the giveaway! Azure Naturals has generously offered a giveaway for a chance to win a bottle of their Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum! Wanna hear something better? There will be 3 winners! YES! 3 WINNERS! :) So hurry and enter on the rafflecopter below! Remember, daily entries! :)


DISCLAIMER: 3 Winners will each receive a bottle of Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum from Azure Naturals. My giveaway will start July 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end August 4, 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. Winner/s 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 the product/s above to try however, all opinions are honest and own and are not influenced in any way. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. No other form of compensation was received. 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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Persecuted by Robin Parrish Book Review + Giveaway 8/1 US/CAN


Synopsis of Persecuted

About The Book:
The Question Is Not IF Attempts Will Be Made to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When

The most popular evangelist of his day, John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical. But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option--putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation's freedoms.

About The Author:
Robin Parrish is a journalist who's written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. He's also the author of Offworld and The Dominion Trilogy . Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina. 

My Thoughts:

The book, Persecuted, is an action-packed novel which revolves around John Luther and his fight to reveal his innocence from the accusations thrown at him. I actually liked the main character of the book, John Luther, because he didn't conform to what other people told him to do. He stood firm in what he believed in and he stood firm on his faith and religion. I studied in a Catholic School since I was in elementary and graduated from a Catholic University in the Philippines so I can say I am a Catholic through and through but there are times when I questioned my faith as well as God specially when I faced trials and difficulties in the past. After reading the book, it gave me a stronger will to stand firm in what I believe in and to have faith in Him.

I can't wait to see the movie which will be shown on July 18th. Check out the links below to find a theatre near you.

Visit the official movie website: http://www.persecutedmovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/persecutedmovie

Now on to the giveaway! One winner will win a copy of the book, Persecuted. Just head on to the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. Good Luck! :)
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DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive (1) Copy of the Persecuted Book by Robin Parrish. My giveaway would start July 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end August 1, 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 received a copy of the book to read however, all opinions are honest and 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.