Monday, December 29, 2014

Chef Proven Lemon Zester & Cheese Grater {Review}

Have you ever tried to grate with one of those old school big bulky 4 sided grater/zester? How hard is it to clean once your done especially if you're doing cheese.

I got the chance to review the Chef Proven 2 Lemon Zester Cheese Grater.

This one handed grater is a dream! I wish I had this sooner. Not only is it easy to clean which is a HUGE plus, but it has a plastic cover so you don't shred your fingers while it's in storage.

Shreds cheese easily, smoothly and with less mess! It also has an easy to grip handle that is very smooth so it doesn't hurt your hand.

I am so pleased with this product and think you will be too! Definitely make sure this kitchen gadget is something you own!

Buy it here on ~ Amazon

I recieved this product for free from Chef Proven via the Tomoson website. Regardless I only recommend products that I personally use and think would benefit my readers.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

180 Cosmetics Stretch Mark Cream {Review}

Stretch marks are always a major confidence killer no matter where you have them or how you got them. Of course you always see creams that claim to work and will help eliminate them.

I was able to review 180 Cosmetics Stretch Mark Cream. It definitely works! I don't know how else to say it, I used it on my arms first to see if it works and it did. It helped diminish the color of them and make them appear reduced. They are still there alittle but not as noticeable as they once were.
And for most people, having them fade even some is a huge ego boost. With today's society, we don't need anymore negativity then we already see and why should our stretch marks be any different?

I was slightly disappointed with the way amazon shipped the product to be as I had ordered a few other products and they were heavier containers and when I got it, the box was all squashed, damaged, when I opened the box lid part of the top holding the bottle inside was broke in half. Luckily the cream itself was not damaged but keep that in mind if you order this - I would almost recommend having it shipped separately.

You get a full size tube for a great price. I didn't notice a smell which is good for people who need things to be fragrance free. It's even safe to use before, during and after pregnancy and everywhere in between.

I recommend checking them out here on amazon ~ 180 Cosmetics

Let me know if you try the product, your thoughts on it, or even your thoughts on stretch marks!

I recieved this product for free from Tomoson for my unbiased opinion, regardless I only recommend products that I actually use and have tested on my body and think my readers will like.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hush Hush Women's Confidence Panties {Review & Giveaway}

Are you a pregnant? Do you leak when your baby decides to kick your bladder? My daughter was notorious for that. I would sneeze and practically pee my pants.

There are some awesome underwear from a company called ~ Hush Hush Panties. They are discreet and have an inner material liner that will catch those little dribbles, you can even wear a pad inside in case you need just alittle extra protection.


They are very comfortable, the only problem that I really had was the size. I ordered a Large because that was the biggest that they had and although that claims to fit a certain size these definitely run small. They do tend to stretch out a bit but I definitely wish they made them slightly larger whether an XL or even an XXL. I typically wear a 8/9 in regular underwear and these Large just don't cut it.
With your typical underwear, they tend to roll down as you move during the day, these however did stay in place.

They are machine washable, I did not however dry mine and just let them air dry. And they are seamless, so you can wear them under anything!!

Right now on the website, they only have Medium or Large but typically I believe they have small as well. In this particular pair they only have black which I was fine with. It would be great if they end up having more colors, every woman loves variety.

They have 2 other pairs with little different style for those who don't care for the style that I choose, just happened to be what I liked. They are inexpensive at $10 a pair.

I would definitely recommend checking them, I don't think you'll be disappointed. They also have underwear for men, diabetic socks, and bed pads.

Take this survey and get your pair of Hush Hush panties for free!

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- Open to women 18 or older in the continental U.S.
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Once you take the survey, you have two options for receiving your free pair. You can use the coupon code you automatically receive after completing the survey to pick your free panties and have them delivered for free through our website. Or, you will also receive an email with the code after taking the survey and can order your pair by responding with your size and address.

The Hush Hush line offers sleek, stylish and effective moisture-control panties for women from puberty to menopause. They look and feel just like traditional underwear, but use a wicking liner to keep you feeling confident and dry. They are also easy to clean and machine washable, so you can wash and re-use them hundreds of times.

You can find them at the following links and make sure to follow for updates and such.

Let me know your thoughts on these, and if you take the survey and get a pair - let me know!

I received these for free from Wearever & Tomoson to facilitate an unbiased and honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products that I use and think my readers will like.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dr. Song's Teeth Whitening Kit {Review}

Are you self conscious about your teeth? I know I am and have been for years. I've always wanted whiter teeth without the cost that dentist offices charge. When Dr. Song allowed me to review their teeth whitening kit, I jumped on the opportunity.

It comes with 8 whitening syringes, a paint brush, 2 trays and the UV light.

After the first treatment of only 15min, I immediately noticed a result of whitening. I'm not a huge person of having trays or anything of the sort in my mouth so I had to keep myself busy and did it while I was in the shower. You can keep them on for up to 4hrs but I would never go that long myself. With the UV light it definitely accelerates the process.

After the 3rd treatment I've noticed even more of a change and can't wait to see more as I continue to use them.

The directions say to use .5ml of the gel which is quite a bit and since less is more, I actually took a small amount and applied them to my teeth first before I put the tray since they say not to leave it on your gums as it may cause bleaching so that way I didn't over do the gel.

They also included the 8 remineralization syringe which helps desensitize your teeth to use before the whitening treatments but having used a treatment before I knew my gums were okay so they can be purchased as well. If you do this correctly you will definitely be able to get multiple whitenings out of them. The remineralization also helps reduce your teeth sensitivity  during whitening process, restore minerals in your teeth and helps strengthen enamel.

I definitely recommend trying this product, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
If your interested you can buy them here
Whitening Kit ~ on amazon
Remineralization ~ on amazon

I recieved this product for free using Tomoson, regardless - I only recommend products that I use and think will be good for my readers.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Stretch Marks Cream by Body Merry {Review}

After having my daughter I have been extremely self concious of my belly and the stretch marks that are left. As we are always trying to better ourselves, I was looking for something that would help me get rid of them and now I know that isn't entirely the case I found something that will help, make them lighten and appear a little less visible and make my belly super soft.

Let me introduce you to Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream by Body Merry. It helps with the prevention and reduction of old and new stretch marks. It's natural and safe to use during pregnancy.
It has a great smell which consists of  Organic Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamins E + C + B3 + B5, Sunflower Seed Oil, Plant Stem Cells, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Organic Gotu Kala, Algae Extract and Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract - to name just a few. Yes, ingredients that you KNOW are good for you.

It really helps nourish your skin and help reduce the look of your stretch marks. It helps your skin become smooth and be soft to the touch. A Little goes a long way with this cream.
After I had my daughter I got very sick and ended up back in the hospital and they had to reopen my incision so I had lots of tape and bandages on my belly which just made my skin horrible and puckered looking, this cream has given me my soft skin back even with the damage the tape and bandages did.

This really is a great product and definitely suggest checking it out. Before pregnancy, after pregnancy or just to help some problem areas!! Let me know if you check it out and your thoughts on it! I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Purchase your own here ~ Amazon

I recieved this product from Tomoson for free.  Regardless I still only recommend products to my readers that I use personally and think that you will benefit from.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Skin QR Organics, NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate {Review}

As we get older we are worried about cellulite in those hard to tone areas. What if I told you there was a cream that would truly help?

I got the chance to try Skin QR Organics NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite cream. The amazing thing about this cream is it's good for ALL those hard to tone areas - your butt, your legs, thighs, stomach!

There are 25 flub busters to help reduce cellulite over time. It helps not only on the surface of your skin but in depth. You visibly notice a difference in about 2 weeks. The more you use it the sooner you will see the results, as I noticed about a week in.

It firms on the surface of your skin, detoxifies inside your body, reduces water retention and improves look of your skin all while improving circulation.

I typically put mine on just after I got out of the shower and before bed. It says to use it twice a day typically one hour before a meal or 2hrs after.

The cream creates a sauna effect which may cause sweating where ever you put the cream, even a slight warming - my skin has taken a beating over the years so I didn't really feel anything other than a slight warm after I put it on but I didn't mind.

It has a great smell, and it doesn't leaving you feeling greasy after you apply it and a little goes along way.

I definitely have noticed a slight tone and feel better about it. Definitely check this product out and let me know your thoughts.

Purchase on amazon - Here

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 8, 2014

KidEcals {Review}

Since I first learned of blogs and contests, I've heard of this KidEcals site. I had to check them out and see what all the fuss was about.

I was able to review the princess decals with my daughter's name on them. They came in adorable packaging and I was so excited when I got them, it was even my first ever piece of mail with my blog name on it, I'm corny but I saved it.

How often do we lose things because our name isn't on them or our children misplace something, or a way to get in touch with the owner who left something behind. They offer multiple solutions to that conundrum. Or what about how long those leftovers have been in the fridge?!

Not only can you personalize them anyway you like, they have different colors, styles, and sizes. They even have decals for your keyboard & the skins - that's right for your computer!! They EVEN have stickers for the walls, including ones that are chalkboard!

You get A LOT of decals on 2 sheets which they consider the small order, I don't even have enough uses for all of them just yet. For the time being, I actually put them on my lunch containers that I take to work so that in case I forget them, someone knows who they belong to so they don't take something that isn't theirs or throw it away.

An amazing feature of these name labels is that they're waterproof! You can apply to any type of surface even fabric, which may also come in handy with little ones taking clothes to daycare or preschool and getting dropped or picked up by another child thinking it's theirs. You could even cut one in half and put half and half in each shoe to create a whole one to teach a young child which shoe is their right and which is their left. Not only are these waterproof and fabric friendly, They are also washing machine, dryer and dishwasher safe!

The above picture is my label on my lunch container (have 3 like this) and this has been washed numerous times and still looks as good as the day I put it on. How can that get any better?! You can use these labels on practically anything you could think of and everything in between. I will definitely order more decals from them down the road!

Feel free to go check them out Kidecals !!

Magnesium Citrate Powder {Review}

Do you know that most people don't and about 80% of Americans are deficient of Magnesium??

Magnesium has so many functions in your body, almost as much as Vitamin D.

Did you know that it helps your heart muscles, helps with proper formation of bones and teeth? What about the fact it helps with bowel function or even lowers your blood sugar?

It was  previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke.

If you have a lack of magnesium it may cause Numbness and tingling, Muscle contractions and cramps, Seizures, Personality changes, Abnormal heart rhythms even Coronary spasms.
There are even early tell tale signs that you are deficient such as Loss of appetite, Headache, Nausea and vomiting, Fatigue and weakness.

I never knew that magnesium was such an important role in your body function.
I've tried the Magnesium Citrate powder and I didn't really understand the benefits of what this simple powder can do for your body and health.

I took the 1/2 tsp with juice, you can drink it with whatever your preference is. But remember to always take it with a meal - important directions always on the bottle.

I can't indirectly say that I noticed a huge difference so to speak since I was new to Magnesium and wasn't fully aware what benefits it had but I did notice my cramps while being a miserable female (PMS) were definitely better than the norm and I didn't take any thing for pain. But I see that the benefits are also well beyond the visibility of the eye.

I typically take mine with breakfast and put in right in my orange juice, there is no taste or smell and easy enough to swallow when in something. I personally didn't use water just mind over matter in my case but too each is own.

Definitely check this out, and you can purchase it here ~ on Amazon

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bento-Ware Laptop Lunches {Review}

How many of you take your lunch or dinner to work with you or even on the go? Have you ever had a problem fitting a container into a lunch bag? I have and it's frustrating.

This is where Bento-Ware Laptop Lunches comes in handy. They are a wonderful company that offers containers to put your food in, lunch bags and other great accessories necessary for a great meal on the go!

I got to review an adorable lunch bag, containers and an owl ice pack!

 Lunch bag ~ it was definitely bigger than I expected it to be but I'm perfectly okay with that! It's such a roomy lunch tote! The colors are fabulous (orange & pink) and the pattern is adorable (paisley). It definitely doesn't look like everyone else's lunch bag and is awesome. Working nights I like to take lots of stuff with me incase supper at work isn't my first choice, snacks and some drinks. And you can fit all that in this bag AND MORE! More you might ask, that's right there is even a pocket for your tablet! I haven't used mine for that because I'm brutal with my bags and just don't think before I put it down but ideally you could use the pocket for anything. I love the fact that bag is insulated to keep things cold or hot. It also has a leak proof lining which one day may come in very handy since spills are inevitable.

 Ice Pack ~ Is an adorable owl pattern. I love the bright colors of it. It definitely keeps cold for quite a while being such a small ice pack. Something I didn't know until I received this is when packing your lunch, always put the ice pack on top because the cold travels down to keep your food cold in the bag! Though if you are opening and closing the bag alot it will be slightly less effective but you get the idea! The ice pack is also reusable which is a plus since some aren't.

Containers ~ the package I picked comes with 4. They are a pretty magenta color since they don't have pink ones. And well let's face it, they match the lunch bag quite wonderfully. The package says they are leakproof, I haven't exactly tested nor experienced anything so far that would lead me to believe other wise but I might have to just try that sometime soon! I like how on the container lids there is an idea what you might use each container for such as lettuce, fruit, condiments naturally you can use this which ever way you want for whatever you want. I happen to like using my largest one for my meat, the middle one for my croutons, the next one for my dressing and the smallest for my meds that I need to keep handy. At first I noticed the lids were a little hard to push on, but as I read the instructions it clearly tells you that is a common occurrence and to set them in hot warm to loosen them and snap them on. As you continue use it will increase the maneuverability of the lids. I really am pleased with the containers, you can even set them inside the largest and make your own combo instead of doing them like I did.

On their website, they also have napkins, utensils, beverage holders, and other neat accessories to make lunch fun for any age. Maybe I'm a big kid at heart but I'd definitely order more to make my lunches more fun. Like the sandwich cutters are a neat idea that would be great for a toddler lunch.

 Over all I am pleased with the products from Bento-Ware and would highly recommend them to someone looking to be a little greener with their own lunches or their childrens. It's a great way to reuse containers and cut down on plastic wrap and baggies which we all know don't hold anything well and are notorious for leaking.

One thing I will make sure to highly point out - when ordering make sure to pay the extra and get quicker shipping. I did the standard and it took what seemed like forever to get here from when I ordered. When I did the tracking it said the package was delayed due to UPS being late and when I contacted UPS and Bento-Ware no one could help me determine where my package was since the tracking number hadn't been updated on the site, it made it look like it hadn't moved from one location and when it was going to get here. Luckily it was only a day late getting here but still that was very bothersome. I was honestly worried it was lost.

Check out Bento-Ware ~ Shop On

 Regardless I only recommend products I would use and I think my readers will use.

Dot&Dot Travel Organizers Sm&Md {Review}

Do you need extra storage or organization when traveling? Or maybe just even in your vehicle? Well check out these packing cube organizers from Dot&Dot.

They sent me a small and medium sized to check out. Too bad I didn't know about these when I went to California this summer, only having one suitcase between my daughter and I for 2 weeks was crazy and so much stuff got lost in our suitcase that I had to empty the entire thing just to find one thing at the bottom of everything.

Since I haven't traveled as of late, I thought these would be perfect to leave in the truck with extra baby essentials since I gave up on carrying a diaper bag, it was killing my shoulder with all the stuff I would lug out of the house.

In the small one which is sized 11" x 6.75" x 3", I basically put two change of clothes for the baby ~  2 Tops , 2 Pants, Skirt & Socks and hand wipes~ and that still left me room for more stuff.

In the medium one which is sized 13.5" x 9.75" 3" , I rolled up a blanket for her that's good when she's napping in the truck, extra diapers and a whole package of wipes.
The best part this one literally fits right underneath my seat so it isn't in the way.

They also come in these clear zippered storage bags which are great to keep them clean, organized until your next use, you can even just tuck them right in your suitcase if you aren't going to use them on a regular basis. Or you can even use them for whatever you can think of!

These also have mesh panels on them to allow you to easily see what's in them so you don't have to open them. If you roll clothes or whatever you decide to put in them, it will help with wrinkles and just make getting packing more fun and fitting more in them. These come in different colors based on the sizes and they also have one that's even larger, the small and medium ones you can even get in 4 piece sets. They also have handles on them to carry or pick them up.

Definitely check them out on amazon! I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Small cube ~ Small on Amazon

Medium cube ~ Medium on Amazon

And checkout my little youtube video ~ Video Review

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Is this something you think would be helpful to you when traveling? Or even as I did and used as extra storage in your vehicle? Let me know your thoughts!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.