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OrganicaPure Review

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Between myself and my teenage daughter, we have a LOT of lotions around the house.  There isn’t much difference that we can tell, aside from scent mainly.  Of course, there are a few exceptions, but not many.

Organica Pure seems to be one of those few and far between lotions.  Instantly after rubbing it into your skin you feel a softness that has no match.  It’s the closest I’ve ever felt my skin be to the softness of a baby’s skin.  That is an amazing result if you ask me!  Who doesn’t love the feel of a Little One’s cheek???

I tried two different lotions: Cocoa & Honey and Aloe Vera & Honey.  While they both yield similar results, the Cocoa & Honey is my favorite.  It could be a psychological chocolate thing.  LOL.  The Coacoa & Honey leaves your skin amazingly smooth with a subtle scent that doesn’t overpower perfume or other natural smells.

The Aloe Vera & Honey lotion also did an amazing job of softening my skin.  It has been said that aloe vera helps with aging skin and the company points that out in the description. If you love the smell of aloe vera, you’ll love this one.  The scent is a little stronger than the other but it’s still a great lotion.  I’m just not a lover of strong scents.

One thing I love about their product, that really adds an additional perk, is that the bottles have a lid that you can turn sideways to close so that you don’t have to worry about accidental discharge.  Extremely important in a house that frequently has curious little hands investigating things!

At $15 a bottle, Organica Pure does an amazing job of creating organic lotion that truly makes a difference in your skin from the moment it is rubbed in and beyond.  Organica Pure also offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders!  That’s always a win!  They have many other products to help your skin, my favorite (with all this pasty skin) would be the sunburn treatments but they also have bath salts, wash gels, stretch mark creams and many others.

Judging by the amazing results I got from the lotions, I’m pretty certain that the others work equally well, if not better!  You’ll want to check them out, I promise!  Getting that spa treatment feel without that spa treatment price is an added bonus!

Company Description

Coacoa & Honey Organic Lotion

Our combination of Mayan’s finest cocoa and healthful honey replenishes moisture to dry skin without a greasy film, and leaves skin with a light, sweet fragrance.

Cocoa is an anti-wrinkle agent: It contains powerful anti-oxidant properties that prevent damage to your skin’s elastin and collagen, restoring and maintaining your youthful glow. It also works to moisturize and nourish your skin. Honey is also a gentle, healthy, natural moisturizer. As a humectant, honey helps your skin retain moisture without an oily buildup. Cocoa and honey work together in this luxurious body lotion to gently replenish moisture.

Treat your skin to this restorative combination, and experience healthier skin than ever before!

Results in: Moisturized, glowing, revitalized skin

Organic Aloe Vera & Honey Lotion

Our signature infusion of Yucatan’s finest aloe vera and healthful honey delivers therapeutic nourishment to needy skin without the greasy feeling and leaves skin with an understated, fresh fragrance.

>Aloe and honey work together in this healthful body lotion to soothe, soften, and brighten your skin. The aloe guarantees that the lotion will absorb quickly into your skin, restoring moisture without leaving an oily film. Honey, a natural humectant, seals in moisture to heal dry, irritated skin. Both Ingredients: also function as natural anti-agers. Our Aloe Vera & Honey Body Lotion will not only moisturize, but leave your skin with a healthy, youthful glow.

Treat your skin to this soothing, moisturizing experience!

Results in: Soft, healthy, younger-looking skin

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Originally posted 2013-09-02 00:01:31.

#EverBamboo HEI Face & Body Soap Review

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To see results from many facial products, you tend to have to use it for a while.  For the most part, you aren’t noticing the changes immediately…  Not with Ever Bamboo’s HEI Face and Body Soap.  Use it once and your face is amazingly smooth and the impurities are immediately brought to the surface!  After a few days, you’re skin will be as clear as it was before you knew what a zit was!  Okay, so maybe that was a little bit exaggeration….  Maybe…  However, it is no exageration at all to say that you will love thie soap!  It’s amazingly easy on your skin, clearing it out and making it super soft after the first use!  I’m assuming it’s the natural stuff that makes it work, who knows.  What I do know is that it is awesome, you need it, and you should start using it now.  You’ll be done with all the other cleaners- I promise!

Product Description

From the Company

Your face and body deserve a natural cleanse and nourishment with healthy minerals. Ever Bamboo HEI, our bamboo charcoal skin care line, restores the natural beauty of your skin by purifying, exfoliating, moisturizing, and detoxifying.

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HEI Face + Body Soap
  • Deep Cleansing
  • Clears pores

Good for the Environment!!!

Wanna know what to do with the charcoal when it’s time to replace it???  Mix it in your soil!!!  Bamboo Charcoal is 100% natural and will help the soil.  Check out their site for more info.

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charcoalGo here and see my review on the Bamboo Charcoal Room Deodorizer.  You are gonna need it too!  AWESOME results!!!

Coming Up

I will soon get the pleasure of testing out a larger version of the Aquarium Filter for my koi pond.  I’m really excited, as this is a new one!  We’ll see how well it helps filtration in a large koi pond!  I hear they do awesome in aquariums!

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Originally posted 2013-08-02 12:26:21.

My April Box from #foodiepenpals

Originally posted 2013-04-30 05:00:00.

BULU Box Review

 
The Bulu Box is stocked full of vitamins and supplements.  With a monthly subscription, you can try out new health products every month.  The box I received included the following:
  • Dream Water
  • Vibrant Cleanse
  • Herbal Papaya Tea
  • Papaya Seed Extract Capsules
  • Aero Shot Energy
  • ProLab Quick Fire
  • Q Speed: CoQ10
  • At Ease All Natural Sleep Aid
  •  $50  iTrain Gift Card
All of these are great things to try out for someone looking to try out new fitness products without wasting money to try out a product that may not work for you.

Bulu Box is the best way to discover vitamin, supplement, health and weight loss products! You can choose between Bulu Box or Bulu Box Weight Loss. Once you’re signed up, you can earn an easy 50 points (that’s $5!) or more each month by reviewing, sharing and completing short surveys about your products and samples. Use your Reward Points to purchase full-size versions of the products you like best.

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 2013-04-04 21:12:00.

A Touch Of Dazzle: Perfect for Everyone!

I remember personalized jewelry being so much harder to come by when I was a kid.  Someone having a piece with their children or grandchildren’s birthstones was not as easy to come by as it is today.  Even though it is more readily accessible, the love for it has not changed.  I absolutely love that it is now easier to get for gifts though!

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Touch of Dazzle has so many wonderful and gorgeous pieces in their collection.  I absolutely love that they come with birth stones for all months!  That makes it super easy to give anyone one as a gift!  I already had an Oragami Owl necklace that was bought for me a couple of years ago and I have to admit, the price difference is huge but the quality seems to show no difference.  In fact, I actually like the gems in this collection better than the other!  My only complaint is that I can’t wear more than one at a time.  Life can be so very hard!

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone else or to treat yourself, definitely check out Touch of Dazzle!  You won’t regret it!  Although I did receive this product for free in exchange for a review, my opinions are honest and original.  I’d love to hear your thoughts!auntie-necklace-touch-of-dazzleAuntie Necklace

I absolutely LOVE the Auntie necklace.  I have so many babies that call me Auntie and so many wonderful people I am fortunate enough to call my sisters!  This necklace is perfect!!!  Be sure and check out the many fabulous designs they have!

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Spa Me By Warmables

warThe Spa-Me by Website is absolutely awesome!  It is perfect for anyone who needs to relax, feel a little better or even just treat themselves!  We have used ours for so many things!  Helping to relax a sick baby, soothing headaches, and even helping rid ourselves of muscle cramps!  You can also put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on it before heating so that you can inhale those relaxing smells as you allow yourself to rejuvenate! Also, we have found use for it with our furbabies as well!  Since you can wash it, it’s great for everyone!  I had the privilege of reviewing the  Spa Me Hot or Cold pack in exchange for this review and have loved it! I will never sell out my opinions, so know that the thoughts on my site, here and otherwise, are always my own!

WarmablesWe all know that our four legged babies deserve only the best of pampering available and here enters the cutest of all contestants: “Warmable”! Perfect for cooling and warming your pet and the occasional sore muscles or belly ache that comes with being “man’s best friend”! Just pop  the “Warmables” pad into the microwave for a few seconds to provide a nice soothing warmth for your beloved pet on those heartbreaking hard days. Feeling the heat? (and wanting relief) Cool your baby down quick and easy! Simply use the “Warmables” after letting it chill in the freezer.  When your done, wash it and it’s yours again!  No need to have multiple products (though I do recommend having some extras!)warmable

We all have those days where a heating pad or cooling pack could do us some major benefits, and now our lovies can have the equal to human pleasure!  Not only is it beneficial but the sweet little puppy printed fabric melts my heart. Seriously “Warmables” are super H.O.T.  Hot!  I love that Warmables are made in the USA and that their price includes shipping!  I wish more companies would do it that way!

In addition to the Spa Me, Warmables has many other fabulous products! Like lunch kits, eye masks, foot warmers, and even hot/cold packs for expectant moms!  Whether for yourself or as a gift, Warmables has just the right products to help ourselves out without harming the environment!

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Keeping Cool When It’s Chilly with Faucet Face

faucet-face-gift-guidehydration-importance-with-faucet-face7 Reasons Water is Even More Important when It’s Cool out!

I don’t know about you, but as the weather cools down my desire to drink water slows down as well.  Though I know I need to drink it, that doesn’t seem to make much difference to my ever so tempting juices, teas and coffee.

  1. dehydration can accelerate hypothermia, frostbite or fatigue
  2. In cold weather, your body has to work harder to humidify the air you breathe and to warm it up, meaning that you need to drink more water
  3. people lose between one to two quarts of water a day via evaporation from the lungs.
  4. the elderly have proportionately less water in their bodies than the young, so staying well-watered is a big priority
  5. Sweat evaporates more quickly in cold, dry air so often we may not even realize we are sweating, therefore not think of the fact that we are needing more water!
  6. Even mild dehydration can cause tiredness, headaches, lack of concentration, reduced mental performance and dry skin!
  7. TheInstitute of Medicine (IOM) recommends men get roughly three liters of total beverage intake every day, and women get 2.2 liters, while others say there’s no need to force water consumption if you’re not thirsty.

How do I know if I’m dehydrated?

Symptoms of dehydration include the following:

  • Little or no urine, or urine that is darker than usual
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepiness or fatigue
  • Extreme thirst
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or lightheaded feeling
  • No tears when crying

Don’t wait until you notice symptoms of dehydration to take action. Actively prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of water.

faucet-faceNow, I don’t know about you but I have a water bottle that I just love (now I have a few) and for some reason that makes keeping myself hydrated a little easier.  I’m assuming it’s because I love it that I will keep it by me.  Not real certain the psychology behind that but I don’t want to break it down and lose the ‘magic’ of my water bottle getting me to consume more water.  It also helps by keeping me from buying sodas while I’m out because I always have it by my side.

As I mentioned before, I now have some new favorite water bottles.  Faucet Face has some adorably cute, great to drink out of bottles!  I’m extremely loyal to my current water bottles so I’ll admit that I procrastinated on trying them out.  Once I finally did I was hooked.  Now I’m having to fight myself not to have a couple full of water in all my favorite places to chill around the house!  Honestly, my only complaint would be that they are smaller than my normal 32 oz water bottle, the ones I have only hold 14.4 oz.

You can see from the picture that they have some adorable designs, but this is only a piece of them.  There are even more on the site!  Plus, you can order custom designs and I think that is even more awesome!  I’m definitely going to be ordering some custom bottles as gifts for Christmas and birthdays this year!

Aside from my love of small businesses, there is one other thing that I am loving about the company.  The following is taken directly from their website:

Through its 1 for 100 program, Faucet Face donates 2.5% of ALL sales of hose water, tap is terrific and hummingbird feeder glass water bottles, PLUS, a complete filter for each sale of 5 or more individual bottles to the clean drinking water charity Third Millennium Awakening (TMA).

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Sleep Mask #EyeCover Review

eyecoverHello all!  Just wanted to drop a quick line and tell you all about the eye cover I just had the chance to review.  A dear friend and I recently took a road trip that was a 10 hour drive.  We had an awesome time but with my narcolepsy, I had to take a nap or two on the drive.  Don’t get me wrong, with narcolepsy you will sleep anywhere, however it’s nice to have some comfort when you do so.  I always take my road neck thing that another dear friend bought for me, but man I wish I’d had this for the drive!

Made of 100% silk, the Fitglam Natural Silk Sleep Mask is seriously soft, you’ll want to rub it across your skin just to feel it longer!  It has an adjustable clip on the back that doesn’t get caught in your hair but does make it easy  to ensure your comfort.  There was minimal light allowed in, as the only place it could creep in was around the lower part of the nose, and I have yet to find any kind of eye mask that was able to do that one.  If you travel or just have issues with your spouse wanting to read when you are ready to sleep, you’ll love this mask.  It enables you to sleep in peace whether the lights are on, the sun is shining, or what have you!

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The Must Have for EVERY season: #thaumaturgic Bio Mist Spray

biomistAhh, summer.  Mosquito bites, sunburns and plenty of fun new scratches.  It’s funny that we tell kids not to pick and scratch at their skin abrasions, then we pretty much all do the same thing.  I know I do anyway.  When I read that Theralight could help with itching skin, I was super excited.  For whatever reason, I attract every biting insect within a 10 mile radius, they just love me.  So I tried it out with an evil mosquito bite.  Initially, the cool topical mist provides an instant itch relief on the area of the bite but after it dries the itching begins, at least the first dozen or so times.  Eventually, the itchiness went away even before the bite was gone.

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The true test, for me anyway, was on razor burn.  I seriously hate it and every time I get it I become a whining child.  Being itchy and mature about it at the same time does not work for me.  You get one or the other, unfortunately it is not an option I tend to get a choice in.  I recently used a razor that apparently needed to be thrown out along with a my husband’s shaving cream and the combination was lethal.  The legs were somewhat burned but the bikini area was super burned.  Needless to say, after I got out of the shower lotion seemed out of the question.  Immediately after spritzing my legs and bikini area with Thaumaturgic Bio Mist, the burning and itching stopped.  The great thing was, it never came back.  Just for the heck of it, I spritzed my legs again that night but they never became inflamed again.  Typically, day two is itchy and terrible but not this go round!

Thaumaturgic Bio Mist is a hypo-allergenic mist that helps to intensify your skins healing capabilities.  According to the company, it has been used to treat sun burns, skin abrasions, acne, redness and inflammation due to waxing, piercings, soothing newly tattood skin, rosacea, fine lines, swelling, scar reduction, reduce pores and even more.  I played with it for a few weeks and found it to be quite convenient.  I am really loving it.  In this time, I have used it for mosquito bites, torn skin (I have a nasty habit of peeling the skin around my nails), razor burn on my legs and bikini area, as well as itchiness due to trimming back growth on my fence and shrubs.

So, over all I have to say I am loving the spray.  First off, because it has earned it’s place to make me stop being itchy without any harmful chemicals.  That’s generally enough for me!  It is free from all possible skin irritants (the company lists: parabens, fragrances, artificial colors, sodium sulfates, oils, alcohol and preservatives) and it is formulated for all skin types.  This is especially awesome for my household as we are an interracial family and many products that I can use irritate the heck out of Chief Zoo Keeper’s skin while many of his products make mine extremely oily.  It’s always nice to have one that will work for both of us!

So, check them out and get yours today.  Let me assure you, you are gonna make it one of your must have staples for pretty much anything skin related!  Due to the small amount required, a bottle should last a very long time, provided it is stored properly in a cool place (heat will evaporate any liquid!)  Theralight, Inc boasts the following:

“Light therapy by TheraLight, Inc. offers the most effective skin treatments via medical and/or cosmetic systems established with strong considerations for Physics, Engineering, Physiology, and Science……Not only do they pay attention to the benefits of global sustainability, but Theralight, Inc. also prides itself in the quality of their products. Each product is made to last with the ability to product the absolute best results.”

“Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity by Theralight, Inc. to review this product. However, the brand or company has not influenced me in any way to provide any type of review other than my true and honest opinions. I am disclosing all information provided in this review according to the information provided in Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Gaming with Play2Shop

cashGaming, whether you are serious or just a stress relief player, has come so far since the days of Atari and the original Nintendo.  If you had told me in the 80’s that we could one day get rewarded or even paid to play games, I would have been your best friend in the world!  I would also be driving my Mom crazy, as I’d have a better argument as to why I couldn’t stop playing my games!  LOL

Fast forward a few years, and there are many ways to get points and prizes for playing video games.  Not too long ago I came across Play2Shop and I’m becoming a huge fan!  Combining two things I love – playing games and shopping – is genius!  It’s like a dream come true for a kid born in the 80’s!  LOL.  Players have the option of just playing for the pure enjoyment (plus getting rewarded) or playing in tournaments!  I personally am not quite ready for a tournament, but I’m working at it!!!

Getting Points & Shopping

Every time you play a game you get points.  The point amount varies by how often you play and how well you score.  You also get 3 daily spins with which you can win anywhere from 0 points all the way to 1000 points!  Today, just for logging in and spinning I won 2,075 points!  Sweet!

Another cool way to get points is to use their site to take you to where you want to shop.  There are many stores which you not only get up to 10% cash back, but you also get 10 points for every dollar you spend!

Tournaments

There are tournaments for many of the games and they add more and more all the time.  There are first, second and third prizes where one can win various prizes, gift cards or large amounts of points.  Tournaments are only posted for certain amounts of time and have a set entry fee.  Once you enter, you can play repeatedly so that you can get your score higher and higher!

The Nitty Gritty

After signing up for an account, you can play as much as you’d like without ever downloading anything.  Ever.  I love that because so many sites force you to download something which ultimately brings you malware, cookies, etc and slows down your computer.  With Play2Shop, that isn’t a problem.  You’ll never have to download anything.  Signing up enables you to earn your points and you can opt out of emails so that it doesn’t junk up your inbox.

Family Friendly

Something I love about Play2Shop is that it is completely family friendly.  Offensive screen names are removed, along with fictitious accounts.  Since there is no chatting, you can allow the kids to play without worrying about the creepy guy pretending to be a 13 year old girl!  The only catch is that children under 13 are unable to have an account, which honestly do they need one?  Play on one family account and you’ll get more points anyway!  Gaming isn’t all bad, strategy games encourage deep thinking and help with problem solving skills!  Now the trick is to figure out how to get them interested in those.  My suggestion would be to let them see you playing them!  😀  You’ll exercise your brain AND encourage your kids to expand their horizons all at once!

The Latest Promotion

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Play2Shop.com is an online community where you can play free, online games, earn rewards and get cash back for shopping at over 1,000 merchants that include stores like Amazon, Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom, Tiger Direct, Kohl’s, Toys ‘r Us and more. Points can be earned in a variety of ways from playing their free online games to online shopping and can be redeemed for merchandise or gift cards featured in their rewards showroom.  For more information, visit www.play2shop.com.

One lucky winner will have the chance to get behind the wheel of and race one of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after cars, the Ferrari.

Simply entering an e-mail could mean the chance to drive this impressive vehicle but Play2Shop has made the entry process interactive where entrants can receive additional entries across all social media platforms to show why they deserve to win this experience. Hopeful contestants can submit videos via YouTube, create Pinterest boards showcasing their love for all things Ferrari and share photos on Facebook or Twitter to show why they should win.  

This incredible contest will begin January 1st, 2014 and submissions will be accepted through January31st until 11:59pm. Contestants can enter here: http://woobox.com/j4vsv8 and find out additional entry potential on the Play2Shop blog at www.play2shop.com/blog. The “Race a Ferrari” experience is available in select U.S cities within California, Kansas, Nevada, Florida and North Carolina.   

AND the Part You’ve Been Waiting For:

A $50 Giveaway!!!

One lucky winner will get the choice of $50 Paypal or $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Must Be 13 or older to enter.

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