Saturday, March 28, 2015

Body Merry Age Defense Neck Cream

We all have to age, even if we don't want to admit it. We all face saggy skin, wrinkles and lines..or do we? These may be natural signs of aging, but that doesn't mean we have to accept them without question. We can do things to fight back against looking older, and I do everything I can!

I was asked to review the Body Merry Age Defense Neck Cream recently. This specialty cream contains a blend of awesome natural and organic ingredients like Green Tea, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter and Avocado Oil to battle the indicators of age and restore a more youthful look.

You simply apply it to your neck, decollete or face after cleansing and toning. It can be used under makeup or sunscreen. Use this during the day or at night, depending on your skin needs and sensitivities. It takes only seconds to apply and doesn't leave a disturbing residue behind.

Designed to lift, firm and hydrate the skin in those target areas, this compound helps to tighten and provide a more soft and supple look. From my experience so far, it seems to do just that. I can see a more uniform appearance to my skin where, before, there had been fine lines. The skin around my nose and lips looks more full and is almost silky to the touch. I noticed changes after about a week of using this. The bottle still has plenty of cream, so I will be trying it for a bit longer to see if the results get any more noticeable.

This is perfect for preventing and reversing signs of aging. It contains no harsh chemicals or fragrances. It even comes with purchase security because they offer a 90 day, money back guarantee. If you try it and don't like it, let them know and get your refund without even having to return the bottle!

I was provided with a sample bottle for review. All opinions are my own from personal experience.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Loving These Necklaces from Totally Cute Cool Jewelry

I am a huge fan of Nightmare Before Christmas and just had to make that a part of the #DisneySide Celebration we hosted recently. In my search for cute items that I could use for prizes and favors, I found the awesome Etsy shop Totally Cute Cool Jewelry 

The selection of adorable necklaces and other jewelry in this shop is perfect for any Disney fan or fun loving person. When I contacted the fantastic shop owner, she quickly agreed to donate some cute necklaces to our event.

I love that the characters in the jewelry look just like I expect them to. I hate finding a favorite character item and then realizing it doesn't quite look like it should. These are all perfect! Look how beautiful the shimmery Minnie Mouse head necklace is. Any Minnie fan would love to receive that! The shop also has matching Minnie head earrings for a complete look.

We received a Kermit and a Miss Piggy necklace. I like that these come on ball chains, making them perfect for kids or sturdy enough to wear anytime. They aren't really heavy, but have enough weight to them that they don't flop around everywhere either. 

My absolute favorites were Jack and Sally. Like I said, huge Nightmare fan here, so these caught my eye right away. In fact, they were my reason for contacting the shop in the first place. I am ordering another Jack for my best friend it is so cute! 

The prices are great and the selection is wonderful. You can even contact the shop owner if you want to order more than you see of something. The Jack and Sally ones were mentioned by several people when I shared these on Facebook, so I know she was planning to make more of those.

 There are a ton of adorable earrings in this shop too. My daughter loves having a big selection of them and you can grab several pairs for a great deal! I bought the zombies and butterflies below and several more items, and it was still under $20, including shipping!

 I love the customer service too. She is quick to reply and so simple to work with. This is a great place to find little items for Easter coming soon. They also make awesome gifts, party favors and treats!

*I received party donations in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

Look at These Adorable Rainbow Mickey Mouse Soaps!!

While participating in the #DisneySide Celebrations, I hosted a party for the kids, friends and family. While searching for treats and favors for the event, I came across the most adorable little Mickey Mouse soaps I have ever seen.

These little soaps from Kj's Crafts measure about 2 inches tall and about 1 1/4 inch wide. These are hand made glycerin soap that can be ordered in scented and unscented options. The sets I received contained six different brightly colored soaps, each one individually wrapped and labeled with a sticker on the back. They are the perfect size for little hands and would be super cute for guest soaps too.

I loved the Mickey soaps and so many of the other ones in this shop. How cute are the princess and castle soaps, or the awesome Lego men? These would be perfect for any Disney fan, or as a birthday gift, stocking stuffer, basket filler and more.

The site has many other themed soaps to choose from. You can order as many, or as few as you like, allowing you freedom to match your needs. They will even create a custom order for you with colors and scents you select.


There are some adorable selections for Easter, including cute bunnies, pretty eggs and more. How cute would these be on Easter morning!

How about these scary skulls or beautiful snowflakes. You can find so many options to fit the season, event, or even theme of your bathroom. The soaps hold together well and look so cute I don't even want to use them!

*I received donation items for review. All opinions are my own from personal experience.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Garcinia PLUS Cleanse Fast Fat Loss Kit Review and Giveaway

I know many people who struggle with weight issues. It may just be a pound or two, or it may be much more, but it is still a struggle. I think it is good to do what you can to make the struggle a little less difficult. Diet, exercise and support are always helpful, but supplements can be very useful items for a person battling weight problems.

I am a fan of Garcinia Cambogia. This supplement just seems to make me feel better. When you combine it with the Slender Cleanse Advanced, it targets several things at once. The combination of an appetite suppressant and a weight loss supplement allows your body to burn away fat from the belly, butt and thighs, while reducing puffiness and bloating. Not to mention it gives you an energy burst too.

I know you might be thinking it is a bunch of caffeine, but actually there is less than 5% caffeine in this blend, so no jittery feeling when you take it.  Simply follow the instructions and go about your day. It's that simple. Combine this with a little exercise and a better diet for even better results.

The 100% all natural capsules contain no fillers, binders or artificial ingredients and are Gluten-free too!

These are made in the USA at an FDA certified facility and come complete with a no questions asked, money back guarantee.

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*I received a sample item for review. All opinions are my own.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

3 Tips for Executing a Beautiful Bathroom Remodel

Although achieving a beautiful bathroom remodel requires forethought and planning, it is well worth the effort. In order to create a beautiful bathroom with a cohesive design plan, it is recommended that you abide by the following three tips. 

Tip 1: Stick to a Plan

A significant mistake that many homeowners commit is that they plan their new bathroom during the remodeling process. Instead, flesh out a detailed plan before your upcoming remodel. This plan should include your budgetary restrictions, the materials you plan on using and any anticipated changes to the floor plan of your space. 

Tip 2: Weigh Necessary Versus Superfluous Costs

One tip that remodeling experts suggest is the importance of distinguishing between necessary and superfluous costs. This distinction lies most often with the materials that you choose. For example, if you are hoping to create a luxury bathroom you may very well want to install marble flooring. However granite is a slightly more affordable option that creates a similar aesthetic. 

Tip 3: Get The Help That You Need

Far too many homeowners attempt to remodel their bathrooms on their own in an effort to cut down on costs. But, this decision often backfires, as they ruin materials by installing them incorrectly. Select a reliable remodeling contractor who can help execute your remodeling plan from start to finish. Renovation Experts is but one reliable resource that can help you find a legitimate and reliable bathroom contractor, within your area. 

All in all, bathroom remodels are one of the most effective ways of adding value to your home. But, before diving into your remodel, it is important that you abide by the tips above.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Preparing for Our #DisneySide Party

I am super excited to be one of the hosts of the #DisneySide Celebrations this year. As always, I try to do way more than I really need to, so I am still working on some of my ideas, but this is what I have so far.

We are having a multi- generation party and will have guests ranging from age 1 to over 50. We are planning to use the games in the packet and add some of our own as well. For the smaller kids, a coloring contest, costume contest and marshmallow pickup will be fun and easy enough for all. The older kids will be doing puzzles, maybe a treasure hunt to the pirate ship outside (depending on the weather) and other fun games. Teens and adults will be doing trivia, word search and brain games. This way everyone has a chance to join the fun and win a prize too.

I have gathered a ton of prize items, some for games, door prizes and more. Look at the cute nail polishes and Mickey soaps!! I can't wait!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablet & SmartPhone Review

With all the devices, toys and other technology around the house, it seems someone is always needing something for one of them. Someone always needs batteries, cases, cover and especially a stylus. I have no idea what they do with them, but there never seem to be any on hand when they are needed.

When I was given the opportunity to review the Minzos TurboPen, I knew it was perfect for the kids. This would allow them to have a stylus to use, but one that had other purposes and could be stored as such. Instead of keeping this in their rooms with their devices, I could store it in the pen holder and everyone would have access to it.

The first thing I noticed was how bright the light was. I honestly expected it to be a dull light but it had more power than I assumed in that little pen. It works great for seeing into small spaces and is perfect for keeping in your purse or desk for emergencies.

The laser light on this is fun to use. It makes an excellent pointer for class, works well for attracting attention and is fun to play with the cat too. It is the perfect accessory for my sons science fair project, allowing him to highlight areas as he explains the different parts.

The pen tip works well and writes in black ink, making it handy for normal use and excellent for emergencies too. It writes smoothly and prints clearly without runs or blank spots.

The stylus is nice and soft, making it great for avoiding scratches on your screens. The tip seems a bit large to me though. I found myself hitting the wrong buttons with it often, but then again, that may just be me because the kids didn't seem to have any issues with it.

All in all this would make a great tool for any student or adult. It is handy to have in your office, car, briefcase or purse for a variety of uses. This would also make a great gift for any tech fan or someone who always has their phone in their hand.

**I received a sample item for review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Beejuvenate All Natural Beeswax Premium Skin Balm Review

As the days and weeks pass me by, I find myself making more of an effort to find and use products that help to slow down the signs of aging. I look for sun protection in everything and always have an eye searching for words like "healing, smoothing and softening".

Of course, then I have the ingredient concern. What exactly is in this miracle product that promises to keep me looking young?  Considering some of the ingredients I have come across, I just might prefer to have a few of those wrinkles than to slather on a blend of unknown compounds, so "natural" is a word I look for too.

The Beejuvenate Natural Beeswax Balm caught my attention for two reasons. It says Natural right there in the name, and the ingredients list was full of words I recognize and understand. This is what it says on the jar.

Contains: Beeswax, Coconut, Safflower, Shea Butter, Grape Seed, Kukui, Emu, Macadamia, Cocoa Butter, Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Hemp Seed. As soon as I read the list, my first thought was how delicious this sounded. The mix of ingredients that I have used before made me much more comfortable in giving this a try.

The balm is so thick it forms a solid in the jar. It took a bit of pressure to break into it enough to remove some of the balm, but once I did, it was well worth it. It only takes a small amount of this to do the trick. I was able to cover my elbows and both hands with a dollop the size of a large pea. It smooths onto the skin easily and covers well.

Like any product containing beeswax and oils, this does have a bit of a greasy feel to it. It isn't slippery or bothersome, but it is there.You notice the balm for only a few minutes before it soaks into the skin enough that it doesn't feel oily anymore.  It also has a soft, soothing scent to it that smells like the coconut and Shea butter to me. This is not a bad or overwhelming scent, but a nice, relaxing one.

I plan to keep this on my desk so the kids can use it when coming and going. I imagine it will work well during the cold weather for their hands and faces.

*I received a sample item for review purposes. Al opinions are my own.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Rash Guard Mens Shirt Review

My husband  and my oldest son are addicted to wearing those silky long sleeved athletic shirts.They wear them for everything from avoiding the sun to blocking the bitter cold while they go about their various activities. They have several different types and styles in a variety of colors between them and are always looking for new ones to try.

My pals at Legend Rash Guards sent me an awesome men's shirt in a glossy black to try. As soon as I opened it, my son said he had to have it. He loved that it was thicker than some of the other shirts he has, so it is perfect for layering in these freezing Ohio temperatures. He really likes the fit of it too. He loves that he can wear it under a shirt or alone and it looks and feels great.

The shirts are available in a variety of sizes and several colors so you can even match them to your other clothing or wear a different one each day. The shirts are nicely made with a soft nylon/spandex blend, giving them plenty of flexibility without becoming stretched or out of shape. If you go a size or two larger you can wear this in a more loose fitting form too without it being baggy and unattractive looking.  My boys think this is perfect for skateboarding and BMX, when they want a little give but not loose or hanging clothing. 

The best part about these shirts is that they keep you feeling fresh and in control. The material is breathable while still protective and it helps you stay cool and dry, no matter how intense the workout. They maintain their comfort through hunting, shooting, racing, working out, running and more. 

*I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions are my own.