Saturday, February 28, 2015

Show Your DisneySide!

Show Your DisneySide!


Our family LOVES Disney and everything Disney related.  I was chosen to host a Disneyside Home Celebration and I wanted to share some pictures with all of you!  Disney Side Celebrations sent a HUGE box full of goodies to share with our guests.  

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Our party was on the sane day as the Super Bowl!  We live in Seattle and our Seattle Seahawks were playing in the Super Bowl.  We had a great time, here are some pictures of our party!


































Thanks so much to Disney Parks and MomSelect for this incredible opportunity.
We had a great party!
I received the celebration kit from Disney Parks and MomSelect.  No further compensation was provided.
#DisneySide #MomSelect

Friday, February 27, 2015

MeasuPro Instant Read Waterproof IPX7 Thermometer Review

MeasuPro Instant Read Waterproof IPX7 Thermometer Review 

Retail $36.00


I am the cook in our home and I have NEVER owned a thermometer!  I have been cooking since I was ten years old taking after my mother in the kitchen.  She never owned a thermometer either....like mother, like daughter!  So I was happy to try out the MeasuPro Instant Read Waterproof IPX7 Thermometer for help in my kitchen.

The MeasuPro thermometer comes with a 2032 battery, so you are all set to go once it arrives.  It can be used in freezing or boiling temperatures with a range from -58 degrees Fahrenheit to 572 degrees Fahrenheit.  You can switch between Celsius or Fahrenheit by simply pushing the bottom button on the back. 

I have a hard time with small devices like TV remotes and thought I would struggle with getting this thing up and running.  I was surprised to find it very easy to figure out and use.  To use, all you do is push the power button and insert the stainless steel probe into the thickest part of your food.  It responds instantly so you do not need to have the oven door open too long and loose heat.  It also has a Max/Min feature that shows the last lowest and highest temperatures that you took.



I can't believe I waited so long to have this VITAL kitchen tool in my home.  So often I have thought something was done only to cut it open and realize it was not.  My daughter really loves this as well.  She is just learning to cook and feels more confident in the kitchen using this tool.  This would also be a great gift to give to someone who is getting married as well.  If you would like to learn more about the MeasuPro Instant Read Thermometer, you can click on the link below.  


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Adeline Skin Care Review


Adeline Skincare Review

~Hyaluronic Acid Serum~
~Anti Aging Moisturizer with Matrixyl~
~Organic Eye Serum~




Adeline Anti Aging Moisturizer with Matrixyl

Retail: $35.00

Product Description:
  • 5 POWERFUL ANTI AGING INGREDIENTS IN ONE BOTTLE: Adeline's Anti-Aging Face Cream is formulated with 5 powerful ingredients that fight wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin: Matrixyl, Witch Hazel, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C & Vitamin E. The results on your skin are fantastic! You would normally have to purchase multiple creams to attain the benefits that we pack into one of our bottles. Our customers discover they don't want or need to use any other creams on their face after using our skin cream.
  • SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to double the amount of collagen needed to give the skin its elasticity. This means your wrinkles are going to fade and you will no longer be looking at celebrities and other women wondering how they look so young because you now know the secret. Start feeling more confident. Your search for the perfect anti-aging skin cream is over!
  • GET YOUR TIME BACK: After washing in the morning and evening, it takes just 30 seconds to gently apply the cream to your face, neck and decollete. Skin appears radiant and more plump after use. Over time our customers experience visible improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, laugh lines, dry skin and uneven skin.
  • UNBEATABLE PREMIUM QUALITY: Our face creams are handmade in our FDA-Inspected facility according to strict manufactures guidelines outlined by the GMP right here in the USA. All our products are free from parabens, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) & petrochemical derivatives. With no added fragrances and no additives or fillers we are positive you are going to love our anti-aging moisturizer from Adeline.
  •  can even keep the unused bottle on us." - Adeline Beauty


My Review

I can't express how much I enjoy this product.  It has a light "minty" smell, but not overpowering in any way.  It is very lightweight and like to use it as a day cream.  It quickly absorbs into my skin and does not "sit on top" like other creams I have used.  I really hate it when a face cream does not absorb and leaves my skin feeling like it has a film on it.  This cream is great to use under makeup as well and actually helps to prime my foundation.  It really is an all-in-one face cream.  It contains my all time favorite ingredients (Matrixyl), Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. I use to purchase these products separately and would have to apply them separately.  Now I save time and money with one product.


Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Retail$35:00

Product Description
  • EASY TO USE - just apply twice daily and enjoy tighter, toned, younger looking skin in the morning. Just 60 seconds a day is all it takes to reverse the signs of aging and turn heads with your radiant, youthful skin!
  • IMAGINE having a smooth, even skin tone and a glowing complexion... even when you're not wearing makeup! Age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes fade effortlessly with just twice daily usage!
  • NATURAL NUTRITION for your skin - Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains Retinol, a blend of Vitamin A for elasticity, collagen formation, and sun damage repair; Vitamin C for improved moisture, elasticity, and tone; Vitamin D to moisturize skin and promote healing; Vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection and non-greasy moisture!

My Review

The unique properties of Hyaluronic Acid make it the ideal anti-aging treatment for a good skincare routine. Hyaluronic Acid plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication and cellular function. Incredibly, Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold more water than any other natural substance - making it one of the world's best moisturizers. Its unmatched hydrating properties result in increased smoothness and softening and a decrease in wrinkles.

I was surprised to find that hyaluronic acid is actually "a naturally occurring carbohydrate in the human body”.   It is found in large amounts in between skin cells, and in the fluids in the eyes and joints. As your body ages, it produces less hyaluronic acid. Using a serum that contains hyaluronic acid is one of the ways to restore a youthful look and feel to your skin.

So basically, hyaluronic acid has moisture retention properties and now that I just turned 40, I can use all the moisture retention properties as I can get!  The serum comes in a pump bottle.  With one pump, you get just the right amount to cover your entire face and neck.  It is colorless and has just a faint floral smell.  It has a gel like consistency that is lightweight (like Aloe Vera).  I really like how lightweight the formula is and how quickly it dries.


Organic Eye Serum

Retail $35.00

Product Description
  • MOISTURIZE skin around your eyes with natural ingredients to reduce the appearance of crow's feet and fine lines.
  • REDUCE dark circles under your eyes caused by aging, toxins, poor sleep, pollutants, and sun damage with our organic eye serum - enjoy a healthier, more youthful glow even when you're not wearing makeup!
  • ELIMINATE brown spots and discoloration, reduce inflammation, improve clarity and tone to take years off your appearance in just 60 seconds a day using the best eye serum available!
  • PROTECT the skin around your eyes from dangerous and unsightly damage with antioxidant vitamins.

My Review

Do not let this little bottle fool you.  As with most eye gels, a little bit goes a long way.  You only need one pump to cover the eyelids and under the eyes.  This gel feels so soothing to my tired eyes, especially in the morning.  It contains Cucumber Extract, Chamomile Extract, Aloe Barbadensis, Sunflower Seed Oil and Usa Urvi Leaf Extract! The Cucumber Extract moisturizes your skin to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, while the Chamomile Extract soothes the skin around your eyes and reduces puffiness.  I do not have much in the way of dark circles, but I do have crows feet and puffiness.  This gel is has been wonderful to use in the morning and does not cause any issues under my eye concealer.

Adeline offers a RISK-FREE restoration of your youthful appearance with our 100% "Bottom of the Bottle" guarantee - if you're not ecstatic, return the bottle for a full refund... even if it's empty!

You can find all the products on Amazon by clicking the link below.

#ADELINE
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Radha Beauty

Radha Beauty
Complete 3 Step Skincare Routine

~Vitamin C Serum~
~Miracle Retinol Moisturizer~
~Intensive Youth Eye Gel~


Radha Vitamin C searum


Product Description
  • RADIANT AND YOUTHFUL SKIN - This vit c serum is guaranteed to leave your skin radiant and more youthful looking by neutralizing free radicals & is proven to stimulate collagen & reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • 20% ACTIVE VITAMIN C - Clinical strength 20% vitamin c serum for your face + vegan hyaluronic acid is the absolute highest quality vitamin c serum available.
  • USE WITH MOISTURIZER FOR BEST RESULTS - Use this powerful vitamin c serum with a high quality moisturizer like Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer.
  • CRUELTY FREE & ORGANIC - Vitamin c serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types.


My review

These products by Radha Beauty offer a complete three step skincare routine.  After you cleanse your face you apply each of these products day and night.  The first product is the Vitamin C Serum.  I'm happy that this product comes in a pump bottle as most Vitamin C serums come in a bottle with a dropper.  It does not have much of a scent that I have noticed and you only need one pump to cover your face and neck.  This serum contains 20% Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.  This is a huge plus because you do not need to purchase or apply the other ingredients separately.  Also, 20% Vitamin C is the strongest percent sold over the counter and I'm happy to see this on the bottle.  It is an all in one serum that saves time and money.  It feels really great on my skin, dries quickly, and then you can move on to step two.  


Miracle Retinol Moisturizer 





Product Description
  • WITH 2.5% ACTIVE RETINOL - This powerful cream will diminish the signs of aging with a 2.5% of active retinol while leaving you skin soft and smooth.
  • 71% ORGANIC - contains natural ingredients such as Organic Aloe, Green Tea, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter for healthy skin.
  • SUPER MOISTURIZER - Will moisturize and hydrate your skin leaving a radiant glow.
  • ALL NATURAL - Our Retinol cream does not contain fillers or harmful fragrances, dyes or parabens

My Review

This is the second step, applying the Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer.  Retinol is all the buzz in skincare.  The problem is you have to have a prescription for full strength retinol and it can be very pricey.  Also, using full strength retinol can cause skin irritation.  It may not be wise to invest in full strength retinol and then have a bad reaction.   I am excited to see this product by Radha Beauty that contains 2.5% retinol.  This is the highest over the counter strength available.  It also contains Organic Aloe, Green Tea, Jojoba Oil, and Shea Butter.  WOW!  This bottle is packed with so many effective ingredients and covers a wide range of anti-aging benefits.  This has been great to use on my dark spots, deep forehead wrinkles, and crows feet around my eyes.  I apply the moisturizer morning and night to my clean dry face.  I use one pump to cover my face and neck.  I gently pat it in for one minute and wait for it to dry.  I then follow up with the Radha Beauty Eye Gel.  Lastly, I love the design of this pump.  No wait....I love the design of the whole bottle!  It looks beautiful sitting on my bathroom counter.



Intensive Youth Eye Gel
Product Description
  • MOISTURIZES, & FIRMS SKIN - Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel contains a innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture and Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin
  • REDUCES EYE BAGS, DARK CIRCLES & PUFFINESS - Our product provides protection to the entire eye area. For best results use this eye gel twice a day in order to restore your skin back to its natural youthfulness and reverse the signs of aging. Our Eye Gel will heal dark circles, eye bags, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, and sagginess so you can achieve a radiant, youthful and firm skin around the eyes and all over the face.
  • SAFE FOR ALL SKIN Types - Non-comedogenic, does not contain parabens, sulfates or alcohol.
  • THIS EYE GEL IS 99% NATURAL & 75% ORGANIC - Radha Beauty has created the most effective eye gel on the market - This Eye Gel is 98% natural which will give you healthy and younger looking skin!


My Review

Applying the Radha Beauty Eye Gel is the final step.  The eye gel feels so soothing on my tired eyes.  I apply one pump to my lower eyelids and upper eye lids.  It is great that each pump is measured out and you only need a small amount to cover both eyes.  It has one of my FAVORITE ingredients in it...Matrixyl 3000!  Matrixyl 3000 works to mimic the appearance of broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin (responsible for the skin’s elasticity) & hyaluronic acid (which plumps up the skin and gives it that healthy, full look). In short, Matrixyl 3000 acts to regulate cell activity, which results in boosting collagen levels and repairing DNA in the skin.  

So....I am excited to see that this ingredient is included in the eye gel along with Hyaluronic Acid.  This ingredient helps to replenish lost moisture and lock it in.  I have noticed that the eye gel is more for tightening and eye puffiness and the Vitamin C serum is more for hydrating and discoloration.  I don't have very dark circles, but I do have an issue with dry skin around my eyes and hyperpigmentation.  I like to use the Vitamin C serum in the morning and the Eye Gel at night.  The serum sinks into my skin quickly and I can apply my makeup over the top.  

I have enjoyed this entire line by Radha Beauty and really feel they have done a great job at offering products that are natural, good for the skin, and contain several anti aging benefits.  If I had to pick one product that is my favorite I would pick the Retinol Moisturizer.  It has the benefits of retinol and so much research supports the positive impact of this ingredient.  However, Matrixyl 3000 is another strong ingredient and using all these products together covers all your bases.  If you would like to read more reviews or purchase these products you can find them on Amazon.




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Friday, February 20, 2015

InstaNatural Skin Care

Instanatural Skincare Review

~Dead Sea Mud Mask~

~Retinol Serum~

~Night Cream~



This is a pretty popular face mask....in fact, it is an Amazon number one seller.  I was excited to see that it is made from pure Dead Sea mud.  I just did some research on the Dead Sea when I was looking for some bath salts.  I learned that the Dead Sea contains about 45,000 million tons of salt. The salt is rich in minerals. The Dead Sea contains twenty-six minerals. Twelve of those twenty-six don't exist in any other water-body in the world. Some of these minerals are known for having special properties such as providing relaxation, deep-cleansing the skin, increasing blood circulation and easing skin and rheumatic conditions. 

Only four percent of body weight is minerals. Even so, they're of vital importance, affecting cell functioning. They also affect bone building, production of blood, activation of hormones and much more. 

Like vitamins, minerals aren't produced by the body and the body therefore depends on an external supply of minerals.  Mineral deficiency can upset skin cell activity, lead to inflammation, dryness of the skin and premature aging. 

This little history lesson was fascinating to me.  I did not know that the dead sea contained 26 minerals and that 12 of those don't exist in any other body of water in the world!!  Fascinating!!  

Back to the Mud Mask....
I have never used a mud mask like this before!  It was a little watery when I first opened it up, however, I gave it a stir and it seemed to thicken up.  It felt cool going on as I applied a thin layer all over my face.  It had an "earthy" smell, not a bad smell by any means, but it didn't smell like roses!  I left it on my face for 20 minutes until it dried completely.  I then used a warm wash cloth and wiped it off.  I was very happy to see that my face had a "fresher" look and it was extremely soft to touch.  I feel like it did an amazing job at lifting dirt and oil.  I could get into a routine of using this mask once a week.  Using a mud mask containing mud from the dead sea provides my skin with minerals all the while removing toxins, oils, and dirt.






Retinol is all the buzz in skincare.  The problem is you have to have a prescription for full strength retinol and it can be very pricey.  Also, using full strength retinol can cause skin irritation.  It may not be wise to invest in full strength retinol and then have a bad reaction.   I am excited to see this product by InstaNatural that contains 2.5% retinol.  This is the highest over the counter strength available.  It also contains 20% vitamin C, 10% Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin E!!  WOW!  This bottle is packed with so many effective ingredients and covers a wide range of anti-aging benefits.  This has been great to use on my dark spots, deep forehead wrinkles, crows feet around my eyes, and keeping my skin hydrated with the Hyaluronic Acid.  Oh, and did I mention it has an amazing citrus scent!! 

I apply the serum morning and night to my clean dry face.  I use 4 drops to cover my face and neck.  I gently pat it in for one minute and wait for it to dry.  I then follow up with my moisturizer and apply my makeup as usual.  I really can't put into words how much I love this serum.  If you were to purchase any InstaNatural product, this would be my first recommendation.   My second favorite product is the Age Defy Skin Clearing Serum.  




This is a wonderful Night cream by Instanatural.  It contains many anti-aging benefits like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Matrixyl 3000, Argan Oil, and Rosehip Oil.  Matrixyl 3000 seems to be another skin care buzz and something I wanted to know more about.  After reading several articles this is a brief summary of what I learned:

Collagen, made up of long strands of amino acids, it is really the main building block of skin, giving the skin its smooth, and youthful appearance. As we age, collagen is lost, and this gives way to aged, wrinkled looking skin. When the long strands of amino acids in collagen are broken down they create small chains commonly referred to as peptides. The presence of these peptides signal to the skin that it has lost collagen and the production of more is necessary.

Matrixyl 3000 works to mimic the appearance of this broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin (responsible for the skin’s elasticity) & hyaluronic acid (which plumps up the skin and gives it that healthy, full look). In short, Matrixyl 3000 acts to regulate cell activity, which results in boosting collagen levels and repairing DNA in the skin.  

So....I am excited to see that this ingredient is included in the night cream.  I have been using this as a night cream and it really does a great job at keeping my skin hydrated throughout the night.  When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks refreshed, firmer, and plumper.  It has a pleasant scent, comes in a pump bottle, and is just the right consistency.....not too thick but also not runny.  

All of InstaNatural products  are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  

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