Saturday, October 3, 2015

Natures Release Cellulite Hot Cream

Although this is called Hot Cream, I didn't find it too hot. It does have a heated sensation after applying, but it is not so much that I couldn't stand it. The warm feeling fades quickly and I didn't notice it at all after about 30 minutes.

This cream is nice and easy to apply and has the feel of a lotion. It does have a medicine smell to it, sort of menthol and maybe citrus or something. I am not sure what it is, but you can smell this when you remove the lid. The scent fades faster than the warm feeling and isn't bothersome, but is there.

This cream did help my skin appear more firm and smooth. The uneven areas were less visible and it felt softer to the touch. I noticed less dimpling and a more uniform appearance. I think the real plus with this cream is that it works wonders on sore areas and stiff muscles too. I used this on my neck and back, as well as my upper thighs and it helped to relax the stiffness and reduce the pain in the sore places. You can feel a difference in minutes and it lasts awhile too. The warming sensation feels nice on achy muscles and it helped me be able to sleep when nothing else would. It really is a combination cream that has more than one use.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Pürblack Live Resin Shilajit

This is probably the strangest product I have ever tried. When I ordered, I knew of the benefits, but was so surprised by what this actually is. I didn't expect to open the jar and find what looked like tar inside. It is black and so think, I literally had to pry it out with a spoon. Once you have some of the Shilajit out of the container, it is actually really pliable and much more easy to handle. That said, it is still daunting to think you are going to drink this tar looking stuff.

 Using this is simple, pry out a small pea sized piece and mix it into a glass of water. Once it is dissolved and fully blended, you just drink it down and you are done. The process is simple, but the taste is not so easy to swallow. This has a really strange, earthy, elemental taste that takes some getting used to. Following this with a little bit of juice is helpful to get the taste from your mouth, although I am not sure if that is suggested.

I noticed a burst of energy after using this and didn't have that big crash later. I was less stressed and more focused and seemed to be in a better mood overall. This was with a few days of use, so I hope to see even more results from this as it progresses. I also tried a chocolate bar with the Shilajit resin in it. This is a quick and easy way to get the resin benefits, but it doesn't taste much better than the drink does.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Rainbow Premium Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

These rainbow colored sticks are perfect for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs, veggies and other foods too. The five different colors allow you to keep track of which one belongs to which person quickly and easily, and makes them more attractive than a plain roasting tong or cut stick.

I love that these are telescoping, so you can get just the length you need with ease. They pull out effortlessly and in just a second, to allow you to roast safely and comfortably.

The pointed parts of each one are covered with plastic toppers, preventing pokes or damage to the storage bag and other equipment. These little red toppers slide off without too much effort, but aren't so loose that they come off on their own. Once they are removed, you simply slide the desired food onto the prongs and roast away. The lightweight sticks rotate for equal coverage all over, so no burnt sides or uneven toasting. These roasting sticks clean up easily with soap and water, and go right back in the bag for safe storage. It's that simple!

*I was provided with a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Tinksky Photo Booth Props 58 piece DIY Kit

This photo prop kit is so much fun to play around with. I love that it has everything you need in the package, so you can take these to a party or event without hassle or fuss. You simply open the package, pop out the pieces and attach them to the wooden sticks using the included small glue tabs. I put a strip of clear tape across the back of each one too, just to be sure they stayed together. You can attach the sticks in different places on many of these too, like right or left handed, or according to photo position.

The pieces are pre-scored, so even the kids can pop them out with ease. There are so many different paper items, from glasses and lips, to hats and ties, that you can mix and match to create a huge variety of different looks. These are small enough that they fit the kids, but not to small for adults at the same time, making this suitable for any age group. The prop pieces are sturdy card paper that doesn't tear easily, wrinkle or slope, so the designs will keep their shape and can be stored for later use. This is perfect for a fundraiser, charity event, birthday party or any event where you want to let loose and have a little photo fun!

*I received a discount on this item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Vara Silicone Whisk Set

I wasn't sure how well a silicone whisk would do, but because it is a tool I use often, I thought it was worth trying these. The first thing I noticed was how different the silicone whisks feel from the metal type I normally use. They are pliable and soft, almost flimsy feeling when you first touch them. I honestly wondered if they were going to hold up to anything, so I was surprised by how much I liked them.

The silicone loops help prevent scratching to your pan or bowl and they don't destroy non-stick items like some of the metal ones tend to do. They actually work just as well as I am used to, and the food doesn't stick as badly to these when mixing wet ingredients or batters. I tried them with dry dough ingredients, cream cheese based filling, icing and cheese sauce, and I didn't have any issues with them at all. They held up well and performed as I wanted. The whisks are so simple to clean with just hot soapy water. They are bendable, so getting between the loops is easy enough, and they dry quickly too.

I love that there are three different sizes, so I can find the one that works best for my project or container. The plastic and metal handles are a little larger than my other whisks, which actually helps you get a more comfortable grip on them. They wipe off in seconds and have slots on the end for easy access hanging.

* I was provided with a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2 Is Coming Soon Giveaway!

My kids are crazy about the Hotel Transylvania film, so when they made a second one, I knew we would be seeing it too. There are only a few day until it premiers..will you be watching??

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has been rated PG by the MPAA for the following reasons: SOME SCARY IMAGES, ACTION AND RUDE HUMOR.

Staring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

1 Winner will receive:
 - 1 Cape, 1 Stationary Set, 1 Vampire Fangs, 1 Blobby Putty and 1 Activity Book

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The reversible cape is just the right size for my daughter and looks great on both sides too. The stationary set has a ruler, stickers, pen and more, all tucked into the bag. Add in the putty, fangs and activity book and you have the perfect prize pack for any fan!

*I was provided with a prize pack from the sponsor for posting and the giveaway pack for the winner too. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Adovely Baby Bandana Drool Bibs

I was instantly surprised by how soft these bibs are. They are decorated cotton on the front, but the back has a super soft, thick fleece lining. This makes them extra comfortable, so even if you are feeding baby in just a diaper or shorts, there are no worries about irritating their skin.

The unique pointed shape is fun and practical too. It covers the dribble area nicely and gives an edge for wiping if needed. The bandana style allows the bib to fit higher on the neck, giving baby better coverage, and the adjustable, double snap closure makes it easy to get these on and off too. The drool bibs are nice and thick, so even if there are spills or messes, they absorb well and prevent ruining that too cute outfit you just put on the baby. These have good stitching around the edges, preventing them from snagging or unraveling in the wash, although I suggest a gentle cycle or hand washing and hanging to dry to prevent any damage to the shape of these.

I love that these are edgy unisex colors, so you can give them even if you don't know what sex the baby will be. This makes them perfect for shower or welcome home gifts and one that any new parent can use!

*I received a discount on this item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Hair Growth Supplements

I have been trying to work on my personal issues one at a time, from health concerns to vanity, I am doing a little tweaking here and there. One place I had to work on was my hair.

My hair has suffered a lot of damage due to the terribly hard water where we live. I went from having straight, shiny, gorgeous hair that went past my hips, to having tangled, dull hair that is only mud back length. I needed help! I used conditioners and treatments, but I still didn't have the shine and bounce I had before. I have taken a lot of different supplements, but none of them did anything outstanding for my hair.

I took these Hair Growth Vitamins for about a week and noticed my hair felt softer, but that was all I saw. After about two weeks, I noticed I had less hair in my brush and it was starting to get some shine back to it. It was a little less tangled after a shower too. The third week into taking these, I really noticed a difference. My hair was actually getting longer. I could tell it hung a little lower and it looked so much better than before. I could run my fingers through it without knots or tangles again, and it just felt better all the way around. The change was well worth the wait and I hope it continues to get better.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Gothic Style Faux Leather Collar Choker Necklace

I am always searching for fun new jewelry and accessories, especially ones that work well for my favorite holiday, Halloween! I was sent a choker for review that is perfect for my collection this week and wanted to share it with you.

I liked this choker because it is cute and fun, but in a wild kind of way. This is large enough that I can wear it easily, but on the smallest of the adjustable snaps, my 9 year old can wear it too. This works for so many things from a night at the club to a hot bedroom accessory, and it would work great as a costume piece too. My daughter thinks it makes the best Monster High costume addition and plans to wear it for Halloween.

This is faux leather, but still made well. The snaps are tightly attached and fit well together, so it doesn't come undone easily while wearing. The chain and pendant are slightly shiny and seem sturdy and well attached too. The charm in the center adds a bit of sparkle for a nice feminine touch. This obviously isn't made from top of the line materials, but it is actually better than I expected and I think well worth the investment.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Women's Pink Leaves Camo Ring

 I love that this is a little rugged, but still has that girly charm to it. The splash of pink lets you know right away it is a feminine ring, and it shows your own personal style.

The ring is a little more heavy then a basic band, but not so much that it feels weighted down. It is a little more wide than I am used to as well, but the absence of a setting, keeps it from being bothersome. It spins easily and moves freely and has a nice smooth finish on the inside too. This makes the rings super easy to glide on and off, and doesn't seem to get stuck as easily if you suffer from swollen fingers at the end of a hard day.

This is a great band to show your own personal style. The quality means it works perfectly as a wedding band, a holiday or birthday gift, for a graduation, or just to wear every day. This is a nice choice for the camo fan who wants to wear their ring all the time, but doesn't want it to catch on anything while working or playing. The thin edging of silver adds a bit of flair to the pattern, and it looks great with all my camo accessories too. I love this ring and would love to see them in every color.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.