Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Amazing Miracle Cleanse by Green Tea Life Sciences Review


Being constipated ever since I was a child, I only discovered colon cleanse supplements a few months back when I first tried a colon cleanse supplement. Not only do I feel good, light and clean after taking the recommended dosage and days of usage (which is usually 1 to 2 weeks per cleanse), but my bowel movements becomes regular as well even after a few weeks of finishing a cleanse.

Green Tea Life Sciences sent me their Amazing Miracle Cleanse - Natural Detox and Colon Cleanse to try in exchange for an honest review and I realized that it has been almost 2 months since my last colon cleanse so I tried it as soon as I received it.

The Amazing Miracle Cleanse - Natural Detox and Colon Cleanse is all natural, safe and gentle. It's meant to be taken for 15 days, 1 to 2 capsules per day, followed by 8 oz. of water. The cleanse shouldn't be repeated for at least 6 to 8 weeks.

The Amazing Miracle Cleanse by Green Tea Life Sciences comes in an oblong veggie capsule and has a light brown color. I like supplements that come in a veggie capsule because I find them easier to swallow. I like that the Amazing Miracle Cleanse doesn't upset my stomach. I took a capsule twice daily and I'm almost finished with my 15-day cycle.

The first day I took it, I didn't see any difference with my bowel movement. I didn't actually do a #2 the first day I took the Miracle Cleanse. The second day, as soon as I finished drinking my protein shake, I felt the need to do a #2. I didn't have any stomach cramps but my feces (or poop) is really soft and I felt like my digestive system was cleansed already because I defecated a LOT (I'm so sorry for the actual description.. :)).

As I'm nearing the end of my 15-day cleanse, my tummy felt lighter and cleaner than before and I feel less bloated than usual. I defecated (in layman's term - pooped) everyday and never did I feel any stomach cramps or uneasy feeling while using this supplement.

If you have a medical condition or taking any medications, I suggest you talk to your provider first before taking ANY supplement. :)

You can purchase The Amazing Miracle Cleanse by Green Tea Life Sciences on AMAZON for $29.95. But WAIT! Right now, if you enter the code TOMOSON5 on the Amazon check out page, you'll get $10 off the Amazing Miracle Cleanse! Hurry because this is a limited time only. :)

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.

Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure Raw African Shea Butter Review



I've always liked skin and hair products with Shea Butter. I've always known at the back of my mind that products with Shea Butter makes hair softer than usual and as a lotion, keeps the skin moisturized.

When Cleopatra's Choice asked me to try their 100% Pure African Shea Butter, I happily accepted because I actually haven't tried pure shea butter by itself. Raw and Unrefined.

Using Shea Butter has lots of benefits. Some of the benefits include:

        - helps prevent stretch marks due to pregnancy as well as after significant weight loss.
        - deeply hydrates and moisturizes dry skin
        - reduces itching and irritation as well as flakiness due to extremely dry patches of skin
        - helps reduce skin peeling and irritation due to sunburn
        - helps restore hair's shine and luster
        - restores elasticity to the skin and helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles
        - great moisturizer for certain skin conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis
        - reduces dryness and flakiness of scalp and hair
        - helps reduce the symptoms of various skin rashes
        - dramatically softens tough and cracked skin on hands and feet

The Cleoptra's Choice Shea Butter is 100%  Pure, Unrefined and Organic. It is imported from Ghana, Africa and is guaranteed to have the highest quality and is guaranteed to be Grade A, which means it's considered unrefined and unprocessed so all the vitamins and nutrients are still intact.


When I received my tub (1 lb. / 450 grams) of Cleopatra's Choice's 100% Pure African Shea Butter in Ivory Color, I was happy with the size of the tub because it's big. I opened it and was glad that it was filled to the top. I smelled it and the scent was way different than the products I buy at Target or Walmart. The products with shea butter I buy at Target or Walmart have different scents and smell nice whereas the 100% Pure African Shea Butter has a subtle nutty and a bit earthy scent which reminded me of my grandfather's old house in Baguio (a province in the Philippines). Come to think of it, this is 100% Pure Raw and Unrefined Shea Butter so I can now just imagine how they made the products I use with shea butter.

I tried the 100% Pure African Shea Butter on my elbows and knees because these are my most problematic areas. They're drier than the skin on my arms and my legs and a bit darker. The Shea Butter is a bit thick, similar to a whipped body cream, and it glides on smoothly. It does feel a bit greasy at first but then it is quickly absorbed and the greasiness disappears after a few minutes. I like how it instantly softened and moisturized my elbows and knees.

I tried it on my hair as well because I have dry hair and it's frizzy on most days. I just put a little amount on my palms, rubb it to spread and melt the butter a little and then apply it on my hair. I like that it flattens my hair a bit and makes it look smoother even if I just let it air dry.

I read that this is also good on stretch marks. I got a LOT of stretch marks during my 2 pregnancies so I would love to see if the Cleopatra's Choice Shea Butter would really help with my stretch marks. :)

You can visit the Cleopatra's Choice WEBSITE to learn more about their 100% African Pure Shea Butter as well as learn more about their other wonderful products. You can also purchase this on AMAZON for just $16.00 for a 1 lb. tub. :)

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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash Review + Giveaway 8/18 US


I've been open to all of you that I love body washes. I use it everyday together with my bar soap (yes my everyday bath routine consist of a bar soap and a body wash) so I love it when I get to try new scents of body wash. One of my favorite brands of body wash is Dial because they have a wide variety of scents which suits my taste.

As a Purex Insider, I was given a chance to try their new Dial Coconut Water Hydrating Body Wash in Refreshing Mango. I love to eat coconut but when the scent is put into shampoo, soap or lotion, I couldn't tolerate it so I intended to give this to my mom because she likes hair and skin care products with coconut scents.

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When I received the Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash, I couldn't help but notice the cool-looking bottle. I opened it and was sure I'd smell something coconut-y but was surprised that it smelled actually nice. The coconut scent isn't too overpowering and actually blends well with the mango scent.

I tried the Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash the next time I took a bath and was glad that similar to other Dial body washes, I only need a small amount to achieve the nice, bubbly lather I wanted. I also like how easy it is to rinse off. There are no soap/slimy residues and I like how it makes my skin smelling nice all day. My daughters couldn't even stop saying that I smell so good! I am going to keep this instead of giving it to my mom. :)

You can visit the DIAL WEBSITE or you can follow them on their social media sites:
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

Now who wants to win a coupon for a FREE Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash? You're in luck because I'm giving away 2 coupons for a FREE Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash! There will be 2 winners so head on to the rafflecopter below to enter! Good Luck! :)



DISCLAIMER: 2 Winners will each receive (1) coupon for a free DIAL Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash 11.75 oz. or larger. My giveaway would start July 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end August 18, 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 Purex Insiders and have received a similar product 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.   


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls Review + Giveaway 8/13 US/CAN


About the Book:

You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.
In a book based on her run-away blog post “Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls,” which garnered more than 2 million views in two weeks, Kate Conner calls us to action in Enough. We all have teenage girls in our lives who we love, whether it’s a sister, friend, or daughter. Kate has identified 10 things these girls need to hear today from someone who loves her.

Peppered with wit and laced with grace, Kate’s list tackles relevant issues like Facebook, emotions, drama, tanning beds, modesty, and flirtation. Woven into each chapter is a powerful message of worth that transcends age, and will touch the souls of women, young and old alike: You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.

About the Author:
A former youth-worker, wife to a college minister, and a young mom in her twenties, Conner stands squarely in generational gap, the perfect place from which to bridge it. Conner offers herself as a translator, helping you to speak your teenager’s language and equipping you with a fresh perspective from which to engage your teenage girl—one that may enable her to truly hear your heart (and your wisdom) for the first time since puberty.


My Thoughts:

My sister and I were very close to my mom ever since we were little. She's like our mom and best friend all-in-one and we grew up being confident about ourselves because she raised us to be that way. Now, I have 2 daughters and although they're just 3 and 6 years old, I would hope that they grow up the way our mom brought us up.

I read the book Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls even though my daughters are still young to see if I can get tips for them when the time comes. I like how Kate tackled the most common issues teenage girls face today with humorous tips and well-said quotes on what to do or say to them so as not to offend them. I can even relate to some of her stories and I think it's a must-read for every person who has a teenage girl in their lives, whether she's a friend, a sister, or a daughter.

You can visit the official website for the book B&H WEBSITE .

You can also visit Kate's social media sites here.

Now on to the giveaway! If you'd like to win a copy of this wonderful book, just head on to the rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck! :)


DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive (1) Copy of the Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls by Kate Conner. My giveaway would start July 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end August 13, 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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

KIND Nuts & Spices NEW Caramel Almond & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond Review



I've never tried KIND Bars before. I've tried different brands and flavors of granola bars before but never a nut bar. I do eat and love almonds and other nuts by themselves but now I'm wondering why I haven't tried any nut bar (yeah I know I'm redundant. :))

So when KIND sent me their 2 newest flavors to their KIND Nuts & Spices line, I was super excited to try it. KIND has recently expanded their Nuts & Spices line of bars which contains only 5 grams of sugar (or less) and now includes eight flavors. Their newest flavors are Caramel Almond & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond. Both new flavors contain 7g fiber, 6g protein and 5g sugar.

These 2 new flavors proves that a snack can be naturally have a lower sugar while still maintaining a sweet and indulgent taste. Each bar is also made from a foundation of whole almonds which recent studies have shown have life-extending properties.



The Caramel Almond & Sea Salt is made with a seemingly indulgent blend of savory sea-salt and sweet caramel drizzled over crunchy almonds. This bar is a delightfully low-sugar healthy snack that only tastes like dessert.


The Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond is made with dark roast coffee and whole almonds blended with honey and drizzled in dark chocolate to form a bar that, with just 5g of sugar, only tastes indulgent.

When I received my KIND Nuts & Spices Bars, I couldn't wait to try it. It came in a box but the caramel and chocolate on the bars are melted because it was almost a hundred degrees out so I put it in the refrigerator first.

I tried both bars after about 30 minutes and shared it with my sister and daughters.

Although both KIND bars tasted really good, I liked the Caramel Almond & Sea Salt Bar better. I was a bit surprised because I am a chocolate lover. Both bars are actually great substitute for dessert because they both tasted like dessert without getting the guilty feeling after eating something sweet. The bars has just the right amount of sweetness and I like how fresh the almonds are. The price of each bar is only $1.39 which I think is worth it considering the generous size of each bar. I can definitely substitute these bars to candy and chocolate bars because they really taste good. I would love to try other products from KIND after trying the Caramel Almond & Sea Salt Bar and the Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond Nuts & Spices KIND Bar.

You can visit the KIND WEBSITE to learn more about their 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.

Cool Gel N Cap Review + Giveaway 8/11 US



I'm a mom of 2 girls who are 3 and 6. Whenever they accidentally bump their head or any part of their body, they would run away if I tell them I need to put an ice pack on their bump. Comforting them is the first thing on my mind but with prolonged ice contact, it stings the skin so it's a battle between "to-ice" or "not-to-ice" which mostly leads to "to-ice" to relieve the bump.

When Cool Gel N Cap sent me their Toby the Puppy and Tulip the Bunny Cool Gel N Cap, I knew my daughters would like them.

Each box includes a Cap and 2 Reusable Cold/Warm Gel Packs. The Gel Packs are high quality and is non-toxic. They are double-seamed and very safe for children.

 I placed 1 pair of Gel Packs inside our freezer and left it there for about about an hour. I put the other pair of Gel Packs inside the microwave and set the microwave to 30 seconds. The gel packs were warm after 30 seconds so be careful when getting it out. :)

Then I placed the warmed gel packs inside the pockets of the Cool Gel N Cap and tried to feel if it's too warm. The cap absorbs some of the heat from the gel pack and when worn, it doesn't burn the skin. I think the warm gel packs would also be great to soothe my sore muscles after I exercise. :)

Next, I got the pair of gel packs from the freezer after an hour and was glad that it was already cold. I placed the cold gel packs inside the pockets of the Cool Gel N Cap and my 3 year old daughter couldn't wait to try it on.
She chose Toby the Puppy while my 6 year old chose Tulip the Bunny. The cap fit perfectly on both of them and both didn't mind wearing the cap with the ice cold gel packs inside. My 3 year old daughter actually loved it and told me that it felt cool inside the cap. The cap itself absorbs some of the coldness of the reusable gel ice pack so the icy feel of the ice pack doesn't directly touch the skin making the cold therapy sting free.

I love how cute the designs of the caps and how convenient the reusable gel packs are. The velcro snap for the chin makes sure the cap wouldn't come off and stays in place. My daughters also love wearing the cap without the Gel Packs and pretend they're a rabbit and a dog.

If you'd like to purchase the Cool Gel N Cap, you can go to their WEBSITE to check their caps out which is sold for $12.99. The Cool Gel N Cap is tax free and they offer free shipping for every order. Plus, they have a great deal because each additional cap you order would only cost $9.99. :)

Now on to the exciting part. Cool Gel N Cap has offered a giveaway for a chance to win a Cool Gel N Cap! Isn't that great?! To enter, just head on to the rafflecopter below and do one or all of the entries. :) Good Luck!


 DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a Cool Gel N Cap. My giveaway will start July 29, 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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Speekee - Online Spanish Learning Program for Kids Review and Giveaway 8/4 US



I believe that understanding multiple languages is a plus and that the younger a person, the easier they can learn different languages. My daughters only speak in English but they understand some sentences when we talk to them in Tagalog. Our goal is to make them speak in Tagalog too but it's a bit hard since they watch cartoon shows in English and my elder daughter who goes to school already only speaks English at school.

When we migrated here in the US about 4 years ago, I noticed that most people can speak Spanish or understand even just a bit of Spanish. I became interested and wanted to learn to speak Spanish or even just understand some basic Spanish words. I've learned a few Spanish words from Dora, maybe about 10 words, because my daughters love watching her. So when Speekee contacted me to do a review of their Online Spanish Learning Program, I grabbed the opportunity since I wanted to learn Spanish too.


Speekee is an Online Spanish Learning Program for children ages 2 to 11. Here are the 2 programs available and a short description from the Speekee Website:

-- Speekee FastTrack: Perfect for Younger Learners

- For children up to 7 years old
- Look for the FastTrack near the bottom of the screen at www.speekee.com (membership required)
- Your child learns Spanish through authentic Spanish videos, puppets and song
- Optionally you use the FastTrack activity ideas at home

-- The Speekee Spanish Challenge: Brilliant for Older Learners

- For children 7 years and older
- Your child learns through over 40 authentic Spanish videos and mission based game play
- Speekee tracks your child's progress and reports back to you by email (you can unsubscribe from emails at any time)
- Explore, communicate, learn and play at www.speekee.com
- After logging in, click on the bell icon for your first mission


I clicked the Speekee FastTrack at the lower right bottom of the page and followed the week by week guide for my 2 daughters who are 3 and 6. I also watched the videos with them and they loved the catchy songs.

The videos are very educational because the Spanish words are accompanied by pictures or actions of what they mean. I also opted for the English Subtitle which can be turned on or off by clicking the CC button on the lower right of the video (see the yellow arrow for the CC button).

I love how easy it is to navigate through the videos and how fun and catchy the songs are. I like that each video concentrates on a few Spanish words and these few words are repeatedly said all throughout the video. This method makes it easier to remember the Spanish words and sentences because my daughters copy and say them over and over again too.

You can visit the Speekee WEBSITE to learn more about their program.

Now on to the giveaway! One of my readers will win a 3-month subscription to Speekee! Just head on to the rafflecopter below to get your entries in. Good Luck! :)


 DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a 3 Month Subscription to Speekee. My giveaway will start July 27, 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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Green Coffee Bean Extract Weight Loss Supplement from Xium Review



Being overweight has been a problem for me ever since I had my second daughter. I like trying out new weight loss supplements because I find it harder to lose the weight I gained over the past few years. Exercising alone isn't as effective as when I was in my early 20's and I feel like my metabolism became slower now that I'm in my late 20's.

I've tried several different kinds and brands of weight loss supplements already and none has truly made me lose the weight I needed to lose. Yes, they give me the extra energy I needed during the times I exercise and some has helped me shed off a few pounds but up 'til now, I still haven't reached the ideal weight I want.

When Xium sent me their Green Coffee Bean Extract, I was of course excited to try it. I've tried other brands of Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplement but I only shed off a few pounds while using them. I really don't think they're ineffective. It's just that I haven't had the determination and the will to exercise regularly and stick to healthy eating.

When I first heard about Green Coffee Bean Extract, I immediately thought about caffeine since the word "coffee" is included in the name. Well, caffeine isn't the one which causes weight loss. Green Coffee Bean Extract's key ingredient for weight loss is chlorogenic acid which works by inhibiting the release of glucose into the body. At the same time, it boosts the metabolism and burns fat in the liver. Chlorogenic Acid is also a strong antioxidant which acts as a sponge that stop and sop up free radicals within the body, preventing them from causing oxidative damage.

Xium's Green Coffee Bean Weight loss Supplement is standardized to 50% Cholorogenic Acid and has no added fillers or binders.


The Xium Green Coffee Bean Extract Weight Loss Supplement is in a brown veggie capsule. I like supplements in a veggie capsule because they're easier to swallow, at least for me. I've been taking this for almost 2 weeks now and I haven't really seen any remarkable difference on my weight loss. I've shed off about a pound now but I couldn't say if it's because of the Xium Coffee Bean Extract or if it's because I started exercising 2 weeks ago too. What I can say is that it helped me curb my cravings and gave me the extra energy I need when exercising.

I'm not a believer of miracle weight loss supplements, like those advertised saying that you'll lose weight just by taking their supplement, but I do believe that weight loss supplements aid in losing weight by giving you more energy and boosting your metabolism. I do like the Xium Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplement because it does help in giving me the extra energy I need when I exercise in the late afternoon. This alone for me is effective since I do feel sluggish in the afternoon already.

Just a note, if you're taking other medications or have any medical condition, please consult your doctor first before trying ANY supplement. :)

You can find the Xium Green Coffee Bean Extract on AMAZON for $9.32 for a 90-capsule bottle.

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.

Keep Bugs Out with the Magnetic Screen Door from iGotTech Review



I have 2 daughters ages 3 and 6 and they love playing on our front porch. The problem is, they always forget to close the sliding screen door which results to having different kinds of BIG flies inside our house specially during summer.

When iGotTech sent me their Magnetic Screen Door, I instantly knew exactly where to put it.


I received the iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door and I couldn't wait for hubby to come home so I figured out how to put it myself. I'm not really experienced in putting together things and would take about 1 hour on doing something hubby could do in 10 minutes so I made sure to watch the video tutorial first before attempting to install the Screen Door.

Before installing the Screen Door, I first made sure it would fit our door frame. Then, I first got the velcro tape out and made sure to cut it into the right length. It was so easy to install the velcro tape around our door frame and it took me less than 5 minutes to stick it around our door frame. I was so proud of myself. LOL. :)


The Magnetic Screen Door itself is light and weighs only 1.3 lbs. So it was easy for me to step on a chair and stick the screen door on the velcro tape I just put around the door frame. It is 35 inches wide and 83 inches tall. So here is the final result of my own hard work. Well not actually hard work since it only took me about 10 minutes to do it. LOL.

I love how durable the velcro tapes are. My daughters come in and out of the front porch countless of times per day and the screen door holds up. I didn't even have to put the nails included and it stays up just fine.
I also love how the magnets work to ensure the screen door seals by itself. With the 26 powerful magnets sewn in the reinforced edges, the screen door is sure to close by itself. Even though my daughters forget to close our sliding screen door most of the time, the Magnetic Screen Door protects our home from flies by closing by itself.

I love the Magnetic Screen Door from iGotTech and I love how easy it was to install. It's very durable and made from quality materials. I think this would last a long time and the best thing, NO MORE FLIES. :)

You can purchase the Magnetic Screen Door from iGotTech on AMAZON for $29.95.You can also visit their WEBSITE to 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.

BabyLuxe 100% Cotton Jersey Knit Sheet for Portable Crib or Pack'N Play Review



My daughters are "travelling" sleepers. At least that's what I call them. They toss and turn around so much when they sleep that they often end up on the floor or half their body hanging off the side of their toddler bed. Guess what? Their pillows are scattered around as well and their fitted bed sheets usually come off halfway too.

BabyLuxe sent me their Especially for Baby Portable Play Yard Sheet to try as well as their Cotton Multi-Use Pad and Comfort Shiled Collection Waterproof Pillow Protector in exchange for an honest review.

The Especially for Baby Portable Yard Sheet is made of 100% Cotton Jersey Knit. IT is approximately 30 in. by 40 in.. I love how soft it is and how it fits snuggly on my daughter's mattress. The Sheet has a patented extra-deep side which stop the sheet from slipping off even the thickest mattress. Other fitted sheets I've bought fit well on our mattress the first few washes but shrinks after getting washed a lot but I've washed and dried the Especially for Baby Yard Sheet a couple of times already and I am glad that it haven't shrunk at all. It still fits great and still soft as ever.

The Snoozy Cotton Multi-Use Pad has an outer Organic Cotton later, a 100% Polyester inner layer and a 100% Polyurethane waterproof layer. This provides protection from allergen molecules less than 1.0 micron. I love how soft the Cotton Multi-Use Pad is. I'm using this as a night time pad for my 3 year old daughter because we're trying out the "no more training pants" at night. Luckily, she haven't had any accidents during night time and so I haven't tested the waterproof feature of this pad yet.

The last product I received was the Comfort Shield Collection - Waterproof Pillow Protector. It has a terry touch and it also acts as a barrier from dust mites. It's really soft and I like that it fits nicely on my pillow. It has a lifetime warranty against stains and manufacturer defects. It is made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester and has an absorbent terrycloth surface.

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.


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.