Category Archives: Health and Hygiene

NAAT Brazilian Keratin

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My Thoughts
I got to try NAAT Brazilian Keratin and I have to say, I love it!  Every time I use it my hair feels silky smooth.  It even looks better than when I use my normal shampoos.  I recently fried my hair by using an expensive anti-dandruff shampoo and NAAT has really helped restore the health to my hair.  I’m loving it!  
Product Description

Everyday Moisture that Reduces Volume & Frizz

NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection restores and intensifies your hair’s nutritional balance, leaving it incredibly smooth, strong and flexible. Unlike typical animal-based keratins, our exclusive Green Keratin formula stays in your hair longer and is more resistant to rinsing. Promotes vibrancy and hydration, giving hair a natural, healthy shine. Products include: Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask, Leave-In, and Serum. 

Originally posted 2013-04-04 01:08:00.

NAAT Curly Hair Treatment Review

Hey everyone!
Chief Zoo Keeper is always trying to get me to get stuff for him when I do reviews so I was really excited when I was able to get NAAT for him to try out!  He was really happy but it didn’t fare so well.
Let me continue by saying, if you haven’t noticed in the pics, my husband is black.  That’s why we thought the NAAT Curly Hair treatment would be perfect.  Unfortunately, NAAT didn’t work very well for Black People’s hair.  He said that it made his hair frizzy, which is exactly what it’s supposed to prevent.  Of course, maybe Latina curls would be different.
As for me and my straight hair, NAAT gave me some curl which was great as far as I was concerned!  I appreciated the additional body that NAAT provided.  The shampoo was somewhat thinner than I am accustomed to, but other than that I had no problems with it.  I really liked that it gave me some curl, as I usually can’t get my hair to curl for anything!
Anyway, if you have other experiences with NAAT hair products, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
As a disclaimer, in case you are offended by my lack of using ‘African American’, my husband says he has never been to Africa, and is simply an American.  Therefore, if one needs to specify race, his race is Black.  Just letting ya know.  LOL.  He is pretty clear about his thoughts, you’d get a kick out of them!

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.

Originally posted 2013-02-28 17:21:00.

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review

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My Mom is disabled, she has had many injuries and therefore has a lot of muscle, bone and joint pain.  She takes some pretty strong pain relievers but they aren’t enough to really help.  Among her problems, she has had multiple back, neck and knee surgeries.
The Point
I had Mom test the Noxicare cream out.  I needed to know if it really worked on some strong pain, and….  well….  she’s got plenty of that.
The Test
Mom used it for 2 weeks, well it is going to be longer because she is officially not giving it back now but that’s okay.  When asked how it was, she immediately brightened and spoke all kinds of good words about it.  She stated that it helps with the muscle stiffness and pain in her neck as well as in her knee.  She said it does wonders!
The ‘Skinny’  (Taken from their product description)
Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.
The Cost
Umm….  Well….  a 3.5 oz bottle of cream will run you about 26.95
They also have capsules, 60 will run you 29.95
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.

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.

Originally posted 2013-01-27 16:23:00.

Udderly Smooth Review

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Hey everyone!  Hope all is well with each of you!  I recently had the chance to review some Udderly Smooth products and am super excited to share with you about them!   Of course, we all know you are excited too, since you benefit when I review!  😀  So, I was given each of the products above and can’t wait to share with you about them!

  We’ll start with the Udder Cream.  It is an amazing hand lotion!  I love it!  It fits perfectly in many small places so that you can take it with you and works amazingly well!  The cream leaves your hands feeling super soft, a must against the harsh winter wind!
redex_ad-med Udderly Smooth Review We all know it’s super important to take care of our feet and Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream makes your feet feel wonderful!  It goes on smooth as a think cream and slowly soaks into your skin to moisturize as deeply as possible.
redex_ad-med Udderly Smooth Review Finally, the body cream.  It leaves your skin everywhere feeling super smooth.  My favorite time to put it on is right after a long hot shower.  I imagine it soaking into my pores and soon feel the benefits of using it as my skin becomes silky smooth!  What an amazing product!
As you have guessed, I am really enjoying the Udder Smooth products.  I love the softness it provides and the history is fascinating.  It was originally made by a pharmacist to soothe and soften cow’s udders during those harsh winter months.  Of course, as is typical, if it works for animals it works for us, so once they discovered how great it felt on our skin, they began making it for people too!  Now, we all know I am an animal fanatic so this story is especially awesome to me!
You can follow them on facebook here and check out their website here.  You’ll love all their awesome products and I am certain you’ll enjoy the feeling of your skin after using it a few times!  SUPER SOFT!!!
Now, we have an awesome giveaway of all of the above products for you!  How great is that!  But first, we shall have the speed talking technicalities:  I was given these products for free to review in hopes that I would mention them on my blog.  All opinions here are my own and always will be.  There is a more specific legally sounding mumbo jumbo on my PR tab, but the basics are: these are my opinions, I received product for free but am not being compensated for this post.  Now, on past that junk!  😀

Originally posted 2012-12-21 18:39:00.

Feosol Iron Supplement Review

NEW! Feosol® Complete with Bifera (30ct Heme/Non heme iron supplement)

Since Monkey tends to have low iron every time she goes to give blood, we were super excited to try out Feosol.  Though she hasn’t attempted to give blood again, I’m pretty sure it will help with that whole low iron thing!  Below are the details:  all_products-med Feosol Iron Supplement Review Feeling weak and fatigued could over a result of your busy schedule. However, they could also be symptoms of iron deficiency. Iron is vital for maintaining energy levels and good health — but did you know that over 7.8 million women in the United States are iron deficient? Once a doctor diagnoses iron deficiency they often recommend an iron supplement, but up to half of the individuals who take iron supplements experience uncomfortable side effects such as nausea and constipation, causing many to abandon the treatment altogether.

Feosol® Complete with Bifera® is the only iron supplement that combines heme iron (the type of iron you get in red meat) and non-heme iron (similar to the iron found in dark leafy greens). Best of all, it is specially designed with sensitive stomachs in mind. These two forms of iron provide for maximum absorption while minimizing the common uncomfortable side effects such as constipation and nausea.

Feosol® Complete with Bifera is sold at many local retail stores. As with any iron containing product, be sure to keep it out of reach of children to avoid accidental overdose. For more information on Feosol® Complete, as well as purchasing information please visit www.Feosol.com.

I received a bottle to try in hopes I would post about it.  There was no other compensation and my comments are always my own.  Please see PR tab for full details!

Originally posted 2012-12-11 06:00:00.

Contac Cold and Flu

product_day_night-med Contac Cold and FluHey Everyone!  Cold and flu season is in full force.  We’ve already had some virus scares around the Zoo but no hits yet (so thankful!).  I’m certain that our scares are not long behind us though!  I wanted to bring to your attention a new cold and flu medicine that may keep us all up and going this year.  Contac Cold and Flu is a medicine that is designed to attack the many symptoms that come with the virus so that you can quickly get back on your feet!  They’ve been around for more than 50 years, so it seems like they’d know something or another about it!  😀

Contac® Cold + Flu Day & Night and the rest of the Contac® family of products can be purchased at retail locations nationwide and are available in the Cold & Flu section of your local drugstore, supercenter, convenience store or grocer. Average retail price for Contac Cold + Flu Day & Night is $8.50. For more information, visit www.Contac.com.

Safety Information: Please read the product package for important safety information and directions on how to use Contac. As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.

Originally posted 2012-12-06 06:00:00.

Pine Brothers Throat Drops Review

pixel Pine Brothers Throat Drops ReviewHey everyone!  With the cold weather moving in, I was pleased to get to do a review of Pine Brothers Throat Drops.  They’ve already come in handy!!!

pixel Pine Brothers Throat Drops ReviewMy Mom has breathing issues and frequently has coughing fits.  So naturally she was excited to test them out with me!  The first night she had coughing fits she reached for Pine Brothers and was amazed at how fast her throat was soothed!  She said it only took a few seconds and her throat no longer had that itchy feeling.

pixel Pine Brothers Throat Drops ReviewPine Brothers has been around since 1870! 

Here’s the description as provided for the review:

pixel Pine Brothers Throat Drops Reviewpixel Pine Brothers Throat Drops ReviewUlysses S. Grant was President, the population of America hovered at 39 million, and the telephone was still a pipe dream, when in 1870 J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and, along with his brother, sold their first batch of what they called ‘Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.’ In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members, Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born. “I have discovered something,” Pine wrote, “which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as I was.” He added,”Perhaps I won’t make much money out of this. But I can make people happy, and that’s more important than money.” Mr. Pine was being unduly modest, as his “discovery” would become one of the most successful, most delicious and most unique throat lozenges in the world. Nor has the recipe changed appreciably since it was first introduced to the public over 140 years ago.

In 1930 Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savers Company and continued to flourish. Known for its ‘soft drop consistency,’ Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults and children alike. The product, which attracted healthiest sales in the eastern and northern states, due to its icy winters, reached its peak popularity in the 1970’s. The company was sold by Life Savers, and then, having been re-sold and acquired a number of times, found itself essentially rudderless and under appreciated; this despite a legion of loyal consumers. Cost cutting changes were made to the original recipes, packaging became stale and marketing non-existent; Pine Brothers began to be made overseas. Sales declined.

Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne, Victoria Knight-McDowell, for her new company 3 Sisters Home Products™. Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes, redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look. The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in “making people happy.” God bless him!

Pine Brothers Throat Drops can be found at CVS Pharmacies for about $3.49 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.

Originally posted 2012-10-25 20:21:00.

Halo’s Oral Antiseptic Review

Hey Everyone!  I don’t know how it is where you are, but here cold season is fast approaching and even making some early appearances!  I was able to try out Halo’s Oral Antiseptic spray in order to let you know how it is!

So, first…  the important stuff:
What it is!
Halo is an oral antiseptic to help protect you from the airborne pathogens around you!  There is both children and adult formulas!

Advantages:
It comes in a small bottle so you can take it with you anywhere you go!  It is alcohol and sugar-free and is completely non-habit forming.  In a clinical study, Halo killed germs for up to 6 hours.  😀

Flavors:
I tried out the adult formula and Monkey tried out the Children’s.  The flavor was great and there weren’t any effects that deterred us from using it.  Tasted good, no after taste.  We were pleased!  :DI received these products to review in hopes that I would share them on my blog.  All opinions are my own.  Please see PR tab for a more detailed and legalistic mumbo jumbo description!

Originally posted 2012-10-15 19:08:00.

Cool Canuck Review

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So, have you heard of Cool Canuck???  If you have, and you haven’t tried them out, you are missing out!  Cool Canuck  utilizes fabric technology to create a layer of materials that will repeatedly cool itself by simply wetting it, wringing it out, then waving it!  I know, sounds doubtful.  I had my doubts too.

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However, I can tell you it works!!!
I received one of the towels to review and it was fabulous.  I used it while I was gardening and it really helped cool me down!  Initially I used tap water and when I popped it, it was instantly cold!  After about 10 or 15 minutes in 100 degree weather I had to re-pop it and it was just as cold again.  After about 4 or 5 pops, I had to re-wet it but that was after over an hour in the heat!
Here are the products they offer:
Horse Covers
Towels (Gym towels, Sports towels, personal towels)
Bandanas, Du Rags, Helmet Liners
T-shirts, Golf Shirts, Running Shirts, Triathalon Shirts , Equestrian Shirts
Shorts
Scarves

Originally posted 2012-08-23 05:00:00.

Make Your Sleep Work For You!

Twin Z has some of the best pillows ever!  Big or small, everyone needs great sleep!  These awesome pillows are the perfect combination of soft, comfy, and security to help with the perfect night’s sleep! With multiple colors to choose from, you’ll find the perfect Sleep Z pillow! Make-Your-Sleep-Work-For-You Make Your Sleep Work For You!

Make Sleep Work For You!

“I would do it if I had the time. There just aren’t enough hours in a day.” Ever said this referring to taking care of yourself? We all have. Let’s face it, if there were more hours in a day we would use them to run more errands, make more appointments, clean more, do more things around the house; basically even if we had extra time to do a little TLC for ourselves life would find a way to fill that extra time before the thought, “ok now I can go work out.” Or “awesome I have time for a facial” even comes to mind.

Thankfully there is time you have that you may not have even thought of using. A time where no offices are open, so you don’t have to worry about appointments. A time when house work is basically impractical. What on earth am I talking about? Those wonderful hours of when you are doing nothing but sleeping! That’s right while you are sleeping for those eight required hours (if you are one of the lucky ones J) you could be doing more for yourself than just getting some beauty rest.

Here are a few things some women would like to get more of a handle on, but often don’t have the time for during the day, that we can do as we are sleeping:

  • Burn some tummy fat
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Get healthier hair
  • Facial aid

Here are some helpful ways to shed a few extra calories and lose the pooch all while you sleep

  • Studies show that eating a spoonful of peanut butter right before you tuck yourself in for the night will actually help burn more calories while you are catching some ZZ’s

 

Here is a recipe to help burn off tummy fat:

1 cucumber

A bunch of parsley or cilantro

1 lemon

1 tbsp grated ginger

1 tbsp aloe vera juice

½ glass of water

*Blend this up and drink it right before you “hit the hay” and you will soon see a dramatic difference!

DIY Belly Wrap

A good diy nightly belly wrap can also help you shed a few pounds without hitting the gym

Freshly grated ginger (ginger powder works too)

Body lotion

Plastic wrap

Ace Bandage

*mix up the ginger with your lotion. Massage it into your skin. Wrap with plastic wrap. Secure with ace bandage. Settle in for the night and kick the fat out while you’re sleeping!

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You can also check this out for more ways to reduce stretch marks and even get rid of scars!

Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Want those awesome stretch marks no longer be one of the first things you see while dressing? Here is a tip to help you out, all while you are zonked out:

  • Lather down the stretch marks with some Vicks vapor rub and wrap it up with some plastic wrap. Do this and they will start to fade out while you are vacationing in dream land.

 

There you go ladies! Some awesome ways to achieve some you time, without the struggle of finding extra time in the day to do so!

One Problem & One Solution

Sleep Zzz Pillows!

Make-Your-Sleep-Work-For-You Make Your Sleep Work For You!The only problem is…  for Momma to have her sleep work for her, The Monkey has to sleep well too!  With Twin Z pillows, everyone gets to sleep better!  These pillows are amazing!  They are super soft AND the pillow case is washable!  With the U shape, it shapes around your little one so that they feel safe and secure!  Not to mention, super comfortable!  With this pillow, not only will the kids sleep better, they will wake up happier!

Good Sleep = Good Mood!  

Want something even better?  They have the same pillows for adults!!!  So yeah, you’ll want one for Mom too!  I love that they have so many covers for them so you don’t have to worry about the over night washer issues!

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