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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.

Just a Drop Product Review

Just a Drop In Toilet 3 Scents

My Thoughts

When I first saw this product, my honest reaction was doubt.  I seriously doubted that it would work.  Period.  But I figured I’m up for trying it so off we go!  I’m not going to go into too much gory detail, but I will say I have no gallbladder and therefore cannot process fats and carbs and my husband has an intestinal issue.  This product was a much needed thing!  Fans take too long!  LOL.

This is how Just a Drop works, you drop one solitary little tiny drop in the toilet before you utilize it (trying to be as polite as possible, LOL).  It coats the water so that the smells stay in the water!   The one we tried out had a Eucalyptus smell to it and you could smell it in the bathroom until you flushed.  Chief Zoo Keeper wasn’t found of the scent, but they have other scents.

Discount!!!

20% Off Storewide!
Use Coupon Code: Blogger

We’re so confident that Just a Drop will amaze you and your readers that if they’re not completely satisfied we will refund the entire purchase.

 From the Company

Just a Drop is a revolutionary eco-friendly product that eliminates personal bathroom odor on contact.  Simply place 1-2 drops into the toilet BEFORE you go, and Just a Drop’s advanced formula creates a seal on the water surface, preventing bathroom odors from escaping into the air.  All you leave is an odor free bathroom!
Featured on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, Just a Drop is far better than sprays which only mask the odors.

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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 2013-08-05 14:03:49.

Bulu Weight Loss Subscription Box

BuluCollageIf you love trying out new stuff, then Bulu is for you.  Bulu Box is a monthly subscription full of various samples.  This one is a weight loss box.  It gives you a chance to try out weight loss products without having to purchase the full size products.  I love the chance to find out how they work without the sometimes hefty investment to actually buy them!

Here is a list of the awesome products that I got this month.  I’ve not had a chance to try them out yet, but I’ll let you know if I find one that I can’t live without!

  • PowerIce
  • Go Energy Strawberry Chomps
  • Shapeology Burn Blend
  • EatGreenTea
  • Thera-Gesic
  • Twin Lab Power Fuel

Company Description

Bulu Box Weight Loss contains 4-5 premium samples selected to help you lose weight and feel your best. Once you’re signed up you can earn Rewards Points each month by reviewing, sharing and completing short surveys about your product and samples. You can then use your Rewards Points to purchase full-size verstions of the products you liked best at a discounted price! Save money, discover a healthier you and reach your goals with Bulu Box Weight Loss!

Get your 1st Bulu Box FREE!

Purchase a 3 month gift for you or a friend, and get the first month FREE with promo code: JUMPONIT3

Note: this deal gets 3 months of Bulu Box for just $15 (compared to regular price of $30)

 

Get your first 3 Bulu Boxes FREE!

Purchase a 6 month gift for you or a friend and get the first 3 months FREE with promo code: JUMPONIT6

Note: this deal gets 6 months of Bulu Box for just $30 (compared to regular price of $60)

disclosure

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 2013-07-09 11:32:39.

Khroma Herbal Products

Khroma Herbal Products have completely vegan, organic, not packaged in plastic, and contain no artificial ingredients. We are excited to share with you!

Khroma Herbal Products Giveaway Ends Feb 15

Given that there are chemicals in almost everything these days, it’s nice to find products that don’t have unnecessary side effects from those potentially harmful ingredients.  Having had the chance to try the ones above, we will be sharing our thoughts and results to better help you in your search for amazing products!  One must point out that

A Little About Khroma Herbal Products

Their slogan being: “From Nature, with Love” is absolutely awesome to me!  Being a nature loving person, it totally vibes with me!  Their homepage is also beautiful, in my humble opinion!.  They have a pretty great product line, including the ones listed below, they also have lip gloss, an energy blend, a happy blend (to uplift moods), Hair Skin & Nail blend, inflammation, digestive and circulation blends, just to name a few!

Khroma was founded by Connor & Renee Southworth in an effort to truly incorporate quality and ethics with great products.  They have added to their team and are keeping a people first drive with their business.  All of their products are ethically sourced, so I feel it is safe to say that they are taking their ethics and beliefs beyond just the human race, but to the whole ecosystem as well.  Being a very big animal and environmental lover, this company lines up with a way of thinking that I can completely line up with!

Herbal Products I Tried

Little Warrior Organic Children’s Immunity Blend: This is a blend of herbs formulated for children with no alcohol.  It’s made to taste good so that the kids will like it.  We tried it out on 3 children, ages 10, 4 and 2 1/2.  The older children are in school and exposed to all kinds of germs, which they love bringing home to the heart baby.  Regardless, they did seem to like it.  With the flu being so crazy right now, it didn’t prevent the virus but it did help them get better a lot faster than they have in the past.

Banja Balm Organic Pain Relieving Rub: A vegan, organic muscle rub.  It’s very strong and works well on sore muscles.  A friend borrowed it and I had to fight to get it back.  haha.  Overall, it works wonderfully to ease the pain of sore muscles.  The friend that used it had muscles sore from work (lifting, bending, pulling) and absolutely loved it.  I used it on a very tight and angry neck and had good results as well.

Baby Smile Organic Rash Cream: Our children are exposed to so many additives and chemicals, I love that this one is free of all of those things!  With various natural items such as chamomile, coconut oil, lavendar, this rash cream brings just what baby needs: healing!  The only thing I don’t like is that it has coconut oil, which isn’t good for cloth diapers.  So if you are a crunchy mama, be sure and use liners!

Khroma

Khroma has generously provided this prize and will be responsible for shipment!  Good luck!

We want to give a huge shout out and thank you to our hosts:

Mama the Fox and Rita Reviews!

Putting these hops together isn’t easy, and we are truly grateful!

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Review

It’s a little weird posting a picture of your hair, I’m not going to lie.  It also made me realize I desperately need a hair cut and more up to date style.  Monkey said my hair looked like a lion’s mane.  If only I could get that child to know when to shut up!  LOL.  Anyway, my terrible style is not what I’m here to discuss.  
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.
My Thoughts
To be completely honest, I really loved how soft it made my hair feel!  I would say I wish you could feel it, but then I pictured random people reaching through their computers and touching my hair and got a little creeped out.  LOL.  Anyway, I used the shampoo and conditioner from the collection for a while, exclusively, so that I could see if it made a difference and it did.  I agree with what the company says in their description.  You know how when you wash your hair with shampoo it feels kind of icky right after the shampoo is rinsed, like you REALLY need conditioner?  Well, there is a reason for that!  Shampoo strips our hair of natural oils and gives it that rough feeling.  Then we put conditioner on to restore some of the moisture we’ve stripped.  Problem is, you never can get all the natural moisture back.  This collection doesn’t strip your hair of those natural oils, it only cleans it!  My hair felt softer and was shinier when I was using Brazilian Keratin!  
Conclusion
Oooh, doesn’t that make it sound so official?  LOL.  I really liked the way NAAT Brazilian Keratin made my hair feel.  The company didn’t give us any links as to where to buy it but I was able to find it on both amazon and ebay if you are interested.  Given the sites I found it on, the cost varies too much for me to give you a definite cost range, but I do know that it is pricier than most products you’d find on the shelf.  Unfortunately, it’s a bit out of my budget.  If it weren’t, it would be worth it!  

 




Originally posted 2013-05-09 14:28:00.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin

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

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

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!
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.
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:  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.