Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where Did I Come From? The Adventures of Sammy the Turtle

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Sammy is an endearing little turtle that grabs you heart right off the bat. He is on a mission to find his mother. As he meets different characters along his path, he learns something valuable from each of them. The moment when he is reunited with his mother actually brought a tear to my eye. It definitely has a spiritual tone that leaves you feeling quite enlightened. The illustrations are adorable and remind me of the many drawings I have hanging on my own refrigerator. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salt

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I love a good bath and the addition of these bath salts has made it even better. I end up with such softer, smoother skin before I even bother with lotion. It's wonderful. I've tried other store bought salts and they seemed to do nothing more than make me smell good. The maker of this product obviously focused on more important factors like including vital minerals instead of bogging it down with unnecessary scents. 

More information on Adovia's Dead Sea Bath Salts

  • Much Higher Mineral Concentration than Epsom Salt. Minerals are essential for Proper Skin Health and Beauty
  • Adovia Dead Sea Salt is Fine Grain for Faster Dissolving - Packaged in a Resealable Zip Lock Bag
  • Provides relief from Psoriasis, Eczema, and Arthritis symptoms. Formulated with over 26 essential minerals the body needs for natural soothing and relaxation.
  • Find Relief from Aches and Pains by Soaking in a Bath full of these Salts. Rejuvenates, exfoliates, and softens while it soothes!
  • Contains absolutely zero additives, colors, or scents. Higher Level of Minerals and Relief than Epsom Salts

Friday, January 23, 2015

Skincare by Body Merry

Age Defense Eye Cream & Hyaluronic Dew Serum

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As a long time sufferer of dark circles and puffy eyes, I was ecstatic to try this eye cream. Makeup alone didn't work. It is a very lightweight cream and goes on very smoothly. The cream has a pleasant scent and is mild enough to use on the delicate skin around your eyes.

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In addition to the cream I added the hyaluronic dew serum and the combination is outstanding. The serum is great for tightening up skin and a little goes a long way. It definitely amps up the radiance factor and my face needed it! I can now proudly walk out the door without the fear of random strangers telling me how tired I look!

Stretch Mark and Scars Defense Cream 

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As a lotion and cream junky I must say this one is a great find. I've been using it on my thighs for small stretch marks that I've developed over the years. It's helped to smooth the skin out where the stretch marks were slightly raised before. I also have been using this on my son who, due to an extreme growth spurt, has them on his back. His dermatologist said that since he is getting started at a young age, as long as he continues to use a cream that his should actually almost completely disappear. I'm very happy to have found this cream.

All Body Merry products are packed with natural and organic ingredients and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. They are made in the USA and come with a 90 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Eyelash Curler by Mia Adora

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I love a good eyelash curler and the product by Mia Adora is top notch. Being a straight haired person, my eyelashes need all the help they can get. Mascara alone is basically pointless so I absolutely cannot live without an eyelash curler.

A little more about Mia Adora's eyelash curler:

  • THE PERFECT CURL - Instantly get the perfect curl with Mia Adora's unique ergonomic design captures every lash without pinching. Fits every eye shape.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY - Sturdy no-slip handle that's padded for extra comfort, large padding to curl your lashes without leaving creases. Spring loaded for extra precision and control. There's no other lash curler like this!
  • FREE BONUS - Comes with 1 refill padding and Bonus ebook filled with tips and tricks for eyelashes that will make everyone stare.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY - Try our Lash Curler Risk Free! 100% money back guarantee PLUS a 1 year no-hassle warranty.
This curler is high quality and curls my eyelashes perfectly leaving them looking beautiful after I apply mascara. It didn't pinch like some others I've tried. As an added bonus it comes with a refill for the padding and the grips and a clasp to keep it closed when not in use. I couldn't be happier with it. This truly is the eyelash curler to beat! 

Zilu 6 Port Multiple USB Family-sized Desktop Rapid Charger

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Being the modern family that we are, our house is ruled by electronics. And of course these need charging on a daily basis. I was delighted to receive this item to review. I put it to work immediately.

First let me provide you with more information about the product.

  • 6 USB port design
  • Wide input voltage range of AC 100-240V, compatible with all 5V USB-charged devices like iPad, iPhone, Samsung tab, smartphones, external battery, bluetooth speaker, headset and so on.
  • Ergonomic, compact and portable design, much more space-saving and well-organized while charging your devices.
  • Fire-resistant and hardened plastic outer shell for durability, build-in premium circuitry and microchip ensure device safety.
  • Package contents: PoweraddTM 5-port USB charger, 5ft detachable power cord.

With all the cellphones and tablets in this house, my family and I are always fighting for charging space. This was my first time testing out a desktop charger. It is so much easier to use and the small, sleek design is much more pleasant to look at than a bunch of separate chargers plugged into a power strip. We were able to charge two iphones, two tablets and a camera all at the same time without any problems. It's compact enough to take with us on vacations as well so it's very versatile. If you haven't tried one of these before I highly recommend it!

Clarigenics Hyaluronic Acid Anti Wrinkle Serum

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I recently got the opportunity to try Clarigenics Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Serum for review purposes. I've been using it for about two weeks now on a daily basis. I use a gentle face wash followed by a toner then I apply this product. It absorbs pretty well and once it's absorbed I follow it up with my daily moisturizer. I've noticed a vast improvement in the skin under my eyes and overall my face looks smoother and feels refreshed.

The ingredients in this serum are organic and natural. That was one of the deciding factors in my decision to try this. I'm very happy I did. If you've never tried a hyaluronic acid serum before, Clarigenics is a fabulous place to start. I will continue to use this for years to come.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Never Ending Bad Day

Book Description

Deja Vu. The feeling you are repeating a moment. We have all experienced it. A second or two that seem oddly familiar.

What would happen if your entire day was deja vu? What if you know exactly what will happen, but nobody believes you? And what if it just happens to be the worst day of your life? And what if you know tomorrow it will repeat all over again?

Well for Misty Bentley there is no what if. She did not want the last day of summer to end. She and her best friend Stanley Green were having a wonderful summer vacation when the pair stumbled across a fountain. Without a thought, Misty tossed a coin in and wished the day would never end. As fate would have it, her wish was granted.

Regrettably, the day turned out to be the worst day of her life. Humiliation piled on humiliation. Injury was added to insult.

If she has any chance of catching tomorrow, she must convince Stanley they are repeating the same day and together they have to figure a way to undo her wish.

My Review

You can't help but fall in love with Misty, the lead character in this book. She is witty and adorable. A little silly wish lands her in a world of torment though and the way she handles it is not only humorous but impressive. Any preteen would enjoy this book. If you're looking for an interesting story that makes you want to keep reading, then I highly recommend this one. Inventive and beautifully written.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kitchen Innovations Premium Silicone Spatulas

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As a daily cook I put my kitchen utensils through a lot. Often times they don't hold up very well. Getting a chance to review these spatulas was just what the doctor ordered. 

These are flexible enough to fold in delicate ingredients yet stood up to more vigorous cooking. I've had many spatulas melt but these withstood high heat time and time again. They handled being thrown in the dishwasher and came out sparkling. I couldn't be happier with them. 

They come in a 3 pack of either red or white.

Peptide Complex Serum

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I received this product for review and couldn't be happier with the results. 

I used this product for the first time about a week ago and have already noticed a difference. The serum contains organic ingredients that soothingly moisturize and firm your skin with fortifying nutrients. It stimulates collagen and elastin effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

What it doesn't claim to do is reduce acne. I suffer from adult onset acne and have a very regimented daily face cleansing ritual, regardless I still suffer from breakouts. Since using this product I've noticed the breakouts aren't a daily occurrence anymore. The acne isn't gone completely but there is a definite decrease in the amount of breakouts. That was above and beyond my expectations of this product. 

My skin feels softer and yet more firm at the same time and I've even been complimented on how "pretty" I look by people that had no idea I was even trying a new product. This will be a staple in my daily regimen from now on. 

KONA Waterproof Phone Case

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As a water baby, I was thrilled to review this product. Here in Texas we go toobing (yes that's how it's spelled here in Texas) down the Guadalupe River many times during the summer, spend many days at the beach and practically live at Schlitterbahn. One thing that doesn't mix with those things is phones. I always end up locking my phone up in a locker or leaving it in the car because I don't want to take the chance of it getting wet. But then, I'm left with no phone and that stinks! 

I was a bit nervous testing this product because, as you have probably noticed, I love my iphone... so to begin I tested the case with a piece of tissue. The case is clear thick plastic and the top has clamps that create an air tight seam to keep the water out. I submerged the case in the bathtub with the tissue and let it sit in there for a bit before taking it out and drying the case off. After unclamping the seam and taking the tissue out I was delighted to see that the tissue was dry as a bone! 

So, now it was time to put it to the real test. Here goes nothing. I repeated the process with my beloved iphone (silently saying a prayer) and the phone came out in one piece, unscathed and dry. I can't wait to use this in the summer!