Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Skin QR Organics, NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate


Skin QR Organics, NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate Review 

Retail: $37.00



Today I'm talking about a topic that is not exciting....but necessary, CELLULITE!  Yep, were going there.  This product is packed with 25 fighting ingredients to improve circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite over time.  It promises to firm and detoxify with its light creamy texture that absorbs quickly.  


I have been using this cream twice a day on the back of my legs.  After the first week I really didn't see much difference.  I did a little research and read that in order for cellulite cream to be effective, it needs to reach deep into the skin.  Several articles suggested using a derma roller to massage the cream deep into the skin.  So I purchased a derma roller and began to use it in conjunction with the cream.  After the second week of diligent use....I started to see results.  Not complete cellulite free skin....but my "dimples" are greatly reduced.  



I'm almost done with the entire bottle and I am pretty happy with the results.  However, I am curious what will happen when the bottle is gone?  Well, I guess I will have to reorder.....yes, it works that well!  Here is the description from Amazon:

Our fabulous creation NuElle contains a cocktail of 25 well known flub busters that assist in visible cellulite reduction overtime, like caffeine, L'Carnitine, Butcher's Broom, Bladderwrack, Ivy and many others. Formulated to work both on the surface and in depth, this revolutionary treatment has multiple performance that may be seen with the naked eye within 2-3 weeks. Firming on the surface, detoxifying on the inside, reducing water retention and improving appearance of the skin surface, while improving circulation. Directions: Apply in circular motions twice a day, on all affected areas, specially on thighs, buttocks, stomach - to help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. (Preferably two hours after eating or one hour before meal. Your body will only burn fat when it has none in the bloodstream.) This product creates slight "sauna" effect that may cause you to sweat more on the areas where the product was applied. Warning: Use only as directed. Do not ingest. Keep out of reach of children. Due to diuretic effect this product may cause, we do not recommend this product for use while pregnant. For best resits we suggest to use it with our L'or de la Mer Organic Anti Cellulite Body Blaster Scrub with Seaweed and Phat QR Body Massager.

If you would like to order the NuElle Skin Organics Cellulite cream you can find it on Amazon. 




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Lloyd & Lucy Hip And Joint Supplement for Dogs Review + Giveaway!!


Lloyd & Lucy Hip And Joint Supplement for Dogs Review + Giveaway!!








Many of you know our dog Sabre.  This past year he retired from the Black Diamond Police Department after 10 years of service.  He was a Narcotics K9 and my husband’s partner in crime.  Since retirement, he is not as active as he used to be and is enjoying lazy days of barking at the UPS driver, taking cat naps with our newly adopted feline (Russell) and getting to play with a tennis ball when ever he wants.

We have always provided him with the best dog food, however, as animals age they need more than quality ingredients....they need supplements....just like adults.  Lloyd and Lucy offered me a chance to try their Hip & Joint supplement for dogs!  These chewable tablets are packed with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM,  Vitamin C, and Manganese.  Glucosamine and chondroitin are two molecules that make up the type of cartilage found within joints. Inside your joints, cartilage undergoes a constant process of breakdown and repair. However, to be properly repaired, the building blocks of cartilage must be present and available. The theory behind using the glucosamine and chondroitin joint supplements is that more of the cartilage building blocks will be available for cartilage repair.

Why Lloyd & Lucy?

Lloyd and Lucy's Pet Supplies was a dream of two pet owners, Nikki and Kristy. Nikki, the owner of a tremendously adorable Yorkie (Lucy), and Kristy, the owner of an equally adorable cat (Lloyd), collaborated to create a pet supply company that was founded on quality, value, and trust. 

With their canine and feline powers combined, Nikki and Kristy began seeking suppliers that could support their dream. Months later, Lloyd and Lucy's became a reality.

Today, Lloyd and Lucy's still operate on those three core values.

QUALITY: We strive to offer quality ingredients in each of our products. Because we're pet owners, we know that quality matters.

VALUE: We also know that pet owners need the best quality at the best price, so we keep our pricing competitive with other major brands.

TRUST: We see Lloyd and Lucy's as a family of pets and their owners. By building a community based on trust, Lloyd and Lucy's stands poised to continue their reputation for trusted pet products.

They are a small business that cares about the products they sell and the people they sell them to.  They have offered one of my readers a chance to win one HUGE bottle of Lloyd & Lucy's Hip and Joint supplement!!! 



**GIVEAWAY**

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Friday, March 27, 2015

IPad Car Mount Review Evergreen Tech


IPad Car Mount Review
Retail: $20.00

Today I am sharing my thoughts on this iPad Car Mount holder by Evergreen Tech.  We take several long trips during the summer and I thought this would come in handy.  It attaches to the back of your headrest with an adjustable velcro strap.  Super simple...right?  Well...not really.  Let me explain why this "universal" mount did not work for our car.  



 We drive a Hummer H2 with standard headrests.  Our headrests have a DVD player installed in them...but that does not effect the size of the headrest.  You see, the problem is, the velcro strap does not fit all the way around the headrest.



However, the strap does fit around the headrest bar, directly below the headrest.  So, it's not completely useless, it just hangs a little lower than I would like.  

iPad Headrest Mout Details:

High Quality PU Leather
Sleek design and easy to install iPad
Hands free entertainment
Full access to all ports

Final Thoughts

I have to admit, I was disappointed that the velcro strap was too short.  I don't understand why the company did not make the strap a little longer....I could have cut off the extra material.  I still think it is useful for long car trips when you don't feel like holding the iPad  in your lap....however....you could get a neck ache from looking down for so long.  I hope this company will make a modification and make the velcro strap longer.  This could be a really useful iPad mount.

If you are interested in reading more reviews or purchasing this product, you can find it on Amazon.  



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Instanatural Scar Gel Review


Instanatural Scar Gel Review 

Retail $32.00


This product by Instanatural is one I have really needed in my life!  This product is effective for old and new scars and after several weeks of consistent use, the scar on my leg has lessened.  I have tried other topical scar treatments in the past (Mederma, Scare Zone, and Bio Oil) with little success.  I was excited to give this a shot because it contains Sea Kelp Bioferment, Astaxanthin, and Epidermal Growth Factor.  


It comes in a small 1 fl oz pump bottle.  When I first used it, I was surprised because of the orange color....I guess I was expecting a white cream.  It is a very smooth gel that dries quickly and has a very faint scent.  I was persistent at applying it daily to my scar, morning and evening.  I just added it into my daily facial routine so I would not forget!!  



Now, this is a very old scar...it occurred when I was 16 and ran into the metal frame on my bed.  I have been using this gel for three weeks now and I am shocked at the amazing results!  I have always been insecure about it, especially in the summer when I wear sandals.  I think my photo speaks for itself....this gel works.

Here is the product's official description:

  • Best Scar Remover - InstaNatural's Advanced Repair Scar Gel helps to diminish and erase scars over time by making them less visible in appearance. Perfect to use for men and women with surgical scars, acne scars, burns, or other dark spots. Use twice a day to soften the scar in color and watch it fade away.
  • Advanced Ingredients - Formulated with the best ingredients designed to give you results, including Epidermal Growth Factor, Fucoxanthin, Astaxanthin, Green Tea & Gotu Kola. These powerful ingredients work together to fortify & restore healthy skin to reverse the signs of damaged skin for a flawless tone.
  • Lightweight Formula - Glides on quickly and easily and absorbs in seconds. Leaves no residue or odor behind, and it is safe to use on all skin types, even sensitive skin.
  • Highest Quality - Each bottle of Scar Gel is produced in the USA. The formula contains no harmful parabens, sulfates or alcohols.

You can read more about Instanatural Scar Gel on Amazon.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

MIRA Stainless Steel French Press, Coffee Plunger 12 oz

MIRA Stainless Steel French Press, Coffee Plunger 

Video Review 

Retail $29.99


This is a video review of the MIRA French Press.  I did it in video format as a way to show how the french press works.  Overall, it's a great product, but it does not seem to make 3 cups like advertised.  I would suggest the larger french press by MIRA if you are an avid coffee drinker like myself!  





You can purchase the product on Amazon.


I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

OZ Naturals Eye Gel Review


OZ Naturals Eye Gel Review
Retail:  $17.49


This eye gel is an Amazon #1 best seller and one that I was happy to test out.   I do not have dark circles but I do have under eye puffiness!  It seems like eye products have never been a priority in my skin care routine.  I tend to forget to use a special eye product and just use moisturizer all over my face.  However, now that I'm getting older, I can see little crows feet starting to form in the corner of my eyes.  I gladly invited this product into my routine and will share my experience with you.  

It comes in a small .5fl oz bottle with a pump.  I love how this gel feels under my eyes in the morning....it has a cooling effect that is refreshing on my tired eyes.  I have been using it twice a day in the morning and at night.  I am very happy to report that my eyes are no longer puffy when I awake!  I have also noticed the fine lines under my eyes are starting to disappear!  My crows feet are still present but the lines are not as deep.

  I love not having to cake on concealer under my eyes and feel this product (actually the entire OZ line) is well worth every penny!  The only negative to this product is the pump releases a little too much product and I can't control how much is released.  After applying the gel to both eye I always have some left on my finger.  I wish I had a little more control of how much I use.  At the same time...I really like the pump .  Oh well....I just may run out of product a little quicker than I would like.  

You can purchase the OZ Naturals Eye Gel on Amazon.


I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

Instanatural Essential Oils Review


Instanatural Essential Oils
Review



Instanatural has just come out with some new products, The Essential Oils Collection.  They offer three Essential Oils: Lavender, Lemon, & Peppermint.  

Essential Oils can be used in so many different ways.  I just finished reading the book Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing [Kindle Edition].  This book taught me what an essential is, how to mix them with a carrier oil to use for massage, and so many ways to improve my health and well being.


HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS

I use essential oils with a diffuser in my home to add a wonderful clean scent.  I add water and a few drops of the oil to the diffuser.  My diffuser has four settings and a light that also adjusts.  It produces a light scent of aroma throughout my home....I just love it!



Another way I use the Instanatural essential oils is by making my own wax melts.  I take a tea light, remove the wick and outter foil and place it in the warmer.  I add a few drops of the oil to the melted wax and viola!  My very own handmade wax melts.



WHY INSTANATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS

Instanatural is a company that you have seen me rave about over and over.  They offer top quality natural products and stand behind every single one they sell with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

These oils:
-come in a HUGE 4oz bottle with a dropper
-are manufactured using cold press technology 
-no added ingredients or fillers, 100% pure 
-100% satisfaction guarantee

Instanatural offers the essential oils in three scents (Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon).  They are VERY potent and you only need a few drops to be effective.  I personally love to use the lemon in the kitchen, the peppermint in the TV room, and the lavender in the bedrooms.  When I walk into my home after a long day....I love being greeted with these wonderful scents. 

You can learn more about Instanatural Essential Oils on Amazon.



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Joy & Karma Giveaway!



JOY & KARMA GIVEAWAY


Joy & Karma is hosting a giveaway and since I loved their products so much I figured you gals would be interested in entering to win a bottle of your own of either the Hyaluronic Acid Serum or the Vitamin C Serum. They graciously sent me both bottles to test out and review and they want to offer my readers a giveaway!  They are offering one bottle of each of these lovely serums up for grabs.  I will have two winners and each winner will win one bottle of either the Hyaluronic Acid Serum or the Vitamin C Serum.


Hyaluronic Acid

Vitamin C Serum
Joy & Karma’s products are 98% natural and  72% Organic.  Their products do not contain any parabens, petrochemicals, silicones, phthalates, sulphates, artificial fragrances and colors.  They offer a 60-day risk free trial of their products.  You can purchase them on Amazon.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fraser Digital Kitchen Scale Review


Fraser Digital Kitchen Scale Review 

Retail:  $16.99






Kitchen scales are a MUST for any cook.  I would like to share with you my review of the Fraser Digital Kitchen Scale.  It comes well packaged in a cardboard box protected by a plastic covering.  It comes with instructions and one lithium battery.  You have the ability to weigh objects/food/liquids and measures in gram, KG, OZ, LB.  

One of the best features of this scale is it has an 11 lb load capacity!  Woo Hoo!  I am very excited about this feature as my last scale only had a 5 lb load capacity.  I did not realize how often it held me back when trying to mail packages.....but it was a big issue.  



Once you take the scale out of the box, you are going to want to turn it over and secure the battery. 


After the battery is in place, its time to turn it on.  Now this is where it gets a little tricky.  It has an on symbol next to the TARE button.  You would logically think that you would press this button....however...that is not the case.  

I messed around with it for a bit trying to turn it on.  I was starting to think I had a broken scale.  I decided to take a look at the instructions and see how to go about turning it on.  The directions revealed that I had to HOLD DOWN the TARE button to turn it off and on.  After getting over this hurdle I was ready to test its accuracy.  


I decided to test a full bottle of liquid that had 4 OZ on the front of it.  I used the OZ feature selected and it weighted 4.55 OZ.  I then used the TARE feature to remove the weight of the bottle and it was accurate at 4OZ.  Pretty cool!!

Pros
Sleek black glass design
Comes with battery
11 lb load capacity
Measures Gram, KG,OZ,LB
Small for travel
Rubber feet on bottom for secure placement
Weight liquid/objects/food

Cons
The only con I can think of is the glass gets dirty quickly from fingerprints.

Overall, this has been a great little scale.  I think the best features are the 11 lb. capacity, tare ability, and the ability to weigh liquid and food.  It is small enough to store in my kitchen drawer but is also sleek enough to store on my counter.  

You can read more reviews and purchase the Fraser Digital Kitchen Scale at Amazon.


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I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.