5/27/15

Snuggle Fresh Spring Flowers Mission

I'm a member of Team Snuggle and I got my very first mission from the Bear Den! This is a new product by Snuggle which includes a new scent, Fresh Spring Flowers. 



Today, I'm sharing with you Snuggle Fresh Spring Flower Dryer Sheets! 


 First IMPRESSION:
Cute packaging. Snuggle Bear looks cute as always. 40 Sheets in box. Upon opening, an incredible fragrance filled the air!  After using in my dryer, my clothes had very little static and they smelled absolutely amazing.  I also decided to tuck some dryer sheets in sock drawers, my luggage this past weekend, and in pillow cases to refresh!  I found each dryer sheet to be long lasting. You can basically use each sheet for 2 loads and still have the same freshness as if you used only 1!! Definitely makes you want to grab the nearest blanket, and snuggle!! I would recommend these to anybody! 






For anybody interested in a free printable coloring sheet, use the link below!


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http://www.redplum.com/coupons/153943/


*FTC: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest review and feedback!*




Review: Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Moisturizer


This was my first time trying a product from Healthy Directions.  Healthy Directions is a doctor-formulated nutritional supplement and natural beauty care company with a 20 year track record. 
For the past week I have gotten to try Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C moisturizer.  






 The product dispensed into my hand.

 The product on my hands after applied.

My face immediately after applying the product.


About Product:
Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C moisturizer with Squalane is an age-fighting and skin-renewing moisturizer that is suggested for everyday use. It's known for it's ability to speed up natural cell renewal, and it's hydrating properties due to Squalane and Jojoba esters. This product is said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize and unclog pores, and protect your skin from environmental damage. 

My Personal First Impression:
This product comes neatly packaged in a purple box. The moisturizer is in a 1 oz glass bottle. The product is dispensed through a pump and comes out as a very thin and transparent yellow liquid, similar to a serum. 

When dispensed, the product is very greasy and silky to the feel. When I applied it to my face, with my hands, the product did not absorb quickly at all. In fact, my face remained moist with the product for a full 4 hours! Very greasy to the touch. I did not like this at all. To remedy this, I suggest this product gets applied, after toning and with a cotton pad . I recommend only using 1 full pump for your whole face to avoid over saturation. This product did not irritate my skin. I didn't notice any adverse side effects.  After 1 full week of use, the dark spots on my face have lightened. For that, I would recommend this product to others to reverse the signs of aging.  Hopefully with continued use, I'll notice my fine lines diminishing as well. 


My face with renewed skin after 1 week.


This product retails for $49.99 but is currently listed on Amazon for $42.53.

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*FTC DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest review. * 



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5/8/15

Review: Sticky Feet Toeless Yoga Pilates Socks


When you're in the mood to do some Pilates, Yoga, or just even to stretch on your mat in the comfort of your own home, an absolute must have for maintaining balance, is Sticky Feet Toeless Yoga/Pilate Socks.  These socks are made of breathable cotton which were created to help your feet stay warm during work outs. The toeless aspect allows your toes to properly space for better tactility and balance. Lastly, these have non-stick grips on the bottom which help minimize the risk of injury from slipping or falling! These allow the casual workout to be done with or without a yoga mat. 


First Impression:

When these arrived, they came in this really nice little zip pouch for storage. Very handy to keep with your workout gear, or toss into a bag/purse when heading to the gym. Also keeps them from getting anything foreign stuck to the slip grip, and after each use, you can put them back in the pouch until you can wash them, which also keeps your bags from smelling like sweaty gym socks. (That's a good thing! Right? RIGHT!)  Anyways, conveniently, I ended up with black and pink! My yoga mat is pink, so I thought this was pretty cool. I immediately got excited when I pulled them out to inspect. 

 


When I was younger, I used to be OBSESSED with toe socks.  Let me just say, I hadn't put a pair of toe socks on in about 10 years until I received these, and the nostalgia was there!  I won't lie and say that toe socks are the most comfortable sock out there, because we all know (well those of us who wore/wear regular toe socks) know that they're just fun to look at and a little annoying and quite frankly time consuming, to put your toes through each little toe slot. It's essentially gloves for your toes!   Luckily, these are TOELESS, so they went on fairly easy and were very snug, in a good way. 


The polka dot grips on the bottom were very very sticky even through washing. My feet continue to stay stuck to my yoga mat and it was really great! 


As a full-time stay at home mom, I feel like I can get better workouts at home from now on with these. Plus, they're just fun to wear! I recommend these to everybody. 5/5 stars.

For more information on Sticky Feet Toeless Yoga/Pilates Socks, please visit:




*FTC Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest review!*



Review: Adovia Purifying Mud Mask


If you have oily, or extremely acne prone skin, and are interested in the uses of facial masks, I recommend you give Adovia Purifying Mud Mask to try.  


Adovia Purifying Mud Mask is formulated from mud derived from the Dead Sea (which is famously known for it's healing properties) and with Vitamin C and Aloe Vera extract and Chamomile, this mud mask works naturally reduce skin inflammation, and works deep within pores to get rid of any oils, dirt and stubborn skin irritations. This mask is one of the best at unclogging pores! 


To use:
Cleanse face as you normally would. Pat dry. Then apply a thick layer of the Purifying Mud Mask to the face using your fingers.  Pay attention to t-zone area and avoid getting product into eyes or mouth. Leave mask on until completely dry (suggested 20-30 minutes for best results) and then rinse away with warm water. 


First impression: 
The packaging was really nice. The product was heavy. It came in a 5.1 fl oz tube. First squeeze of the tube and the product came out and had a dark grey color to it. Smelled really good. Not at all like what I'd expect a mud mask to smell like. Very pleasant.  First I squeezed some to the back of my hand to test it, then I applied it to my face.  The product felt VERY thick and creamy once applied. It dried very quickly and I noticed it started to set to my skin before I was even done covering my whole face.   Product washed away easily too and left my skin feeling smoother, cleaner, and shine free!   It felt good to use this. I would use this a couple times a week! I would recommend this to anybody! 5/5 stars! 





For more information on Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask please visit:

This product retails for: $49.99
Current retail sale prices listed on website: $24.49
Amazon price: $19.99




*This product was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my honest review.* 


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5/6/15

Book Review: Henry Hodges Needs A Friend

Are you a one-of-a-kind person? Of course you are! 
So chances are, that you need a one-of-a-kind friend!


Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews
Illustrated by Colleen Madden
ISBN: 052911576X
Retails for : $14.99
Appropriate for Ages: 4-8

(This was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my honest review! )

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend is an adorably fun story about a little boy who found himself extremely lonely. Henry didn't care for playing with toys and really had no friends. One day his parents tell him they'll find him a one-of-a-kind friend and the story details his imagination as it runs wild, trying to imagine what special friend he'll get.  In the end, he's very happy and we're reminded that  if we're lonely or sad, God knows just what we need. 




First of all the bright yellow cover is what drew me to choosing to review this book. The illustrations were beautiful!  Both covers had great illustrations and the font was large and easy to read. 


The internal illustrations on each page were just as colorful and beautiful, and went well with the story.  My children don't read yet, but they love looking through the pictures.


I loved the poetic style of writing. The rhyming words had my daughter's guessing along with me, what the next lines would say! Very interactive! 


Here is my 4 and 6 year old daughters checking out the pictures and "reading" it to themselves. :) 
 


Overall, this was a wonderful children's book. Children get lonely too easily, especially if you're children aren't close together in age, or if they're an only child. Recently my daughter's got their very first pet... a cat that they named Bella, and she keeps them from feeling lonely! I feel this story was relatable and perfect for their ages. I would recommend this to anybody with children or grandchildren! 






Book Review: The Bump Pregnancy Planner & Journal




Complimentary, in exchange for some honest feedback, I received The Bump Pregnancy Planner and Journal courtesy of Blogging For Books.  

If you're a mom like me and follow TheBump.com during pregnancies or pregnancy planning then I think you will really like and benefit from having this pregnancy planner. It's written for moms by Carley Roney and the actual The Bump team of editors. I think it's one of those keepsakes that all new moms need to have with them all the time. I wished I had one with each of my earlier pregnancies. The inside is packed full of  by month activities, and so many areas to write down and keep track of your milestones. You can jot down your birth plan in there and notes for your doctor.  I also love that you can place photos inside and track what you're eating, what size your baby should be at each month, and there are even reminders for what kinds of vitamins you should be taking, and when you should be visiting your obgyn. I think the only thing I would change about the whole planner is the cover. It's fairly plain, although it does follow the look of The Bump website with it's blue and orange. I rate this a 4/5 and I highly recommend this for all new moms and first time moms! 

This pregnancy journal currently retails for $18.62
ISBN:9780804185806


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5/5/15

Review: Oz Natural's Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Vit C



This past week I got to try one of the highest rated Hyaluronic Acids on the skin care market! 

Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid + Vitaminc C Serum was sent to me complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest review!  


About the Product:

Hylaluronic Acid Serum has been clinically proven to be an effective skin care product that is used to reduce signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines by plumping the skin and leaving it extremely refreshed and moisturized.  It's also rich in Vitamin C.   This product is made in the USA in an FDA registered facility. You'll love that it's safe for all skin types because it's vegan, alcohol and paraben free, and guaranteed to work! 

This serum retails for $16.45.


About Brand:
Oz Naturals is an Amazon.com top seller for natural, animal cruelty-free skin care products! 

The company's co-founder Angela Irish is a certified esthetician who was really passionate about healthy skin, and formulating ways other people could have that naturally beautiful skin that they weren't born with. 




For more information on Oz Naturals and to see their complete product list, please visit: http://www.oznaturals.com/





I have tried a couple different Hyaluronic Acid Serums and Oz Naturals is probably my favorite one so far! For starters, the packaging is very tidy and stands out from others I have tried. I couldn't wait to get to the serum. The outside of the package was very detailed and descriptive. The bright green on the box really drew me in.  Once I opened the box, a clear 1 fl oz glass bottle with a dropper neatly sealed in plastic came out.  I opened the serum and it had a very light fragrance. The serum is very thick and almost gel-like, but absorbs very quickly and leaves behind nothing but softer skin. I do not have perfect skin or even great skin for that matter, but after 1 week of use, I could tell my skin was softer and more dewy. In fact, the best compliment came from a total stranger who said that  I was glowing! (What?!)   I will recommend this product to everybody! 






This is a picture of me, with healthy, glowing skin! 


At this point, I cannot wait to try more products from Oz Naturals. Hope you give them a try, and if you do, leave me a blog comment down below and tell me what you think!! 




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Review Vita Sciences Maxasorb Melatonin Sleep Cream

Hi guys! I just got to test another Vita Sciences product!  Today I am reviewing Vita Sciences Maxasorb Melatonin Cream!  

This product was sent to me complimentary for testing purpose in exchange for my honest review! 



About Product:
Melatonin is the hormone that helps to control our internal sleep cycles. As we age, our bodies produce less Melatonin naturally so some people begin to have issues with sleep related disorders that can be reversed by sleep enhancers.   This products purpose is to increase sleep duration, and decrease the time needed to fall asleep. 

This product retails for $29.95 
Sale price: $19.95

About Vita Sciences:
Vita Sciences is a natural supplement company based out of New York. 
They are covered by a money-back guarantee. 

To learn more about Vita Sciences and to see their complete product list, please visit: 
http://www.vitasciences.com







This product came in a pump dispenser and each full press of the pump is considered a dose. I found one pump to give me a good amount of product. I applied it to the inside of my wrist and rubbed my wrists together. This product was super creamy with no fragrance or odor. Very thick feeling and left my skin feeling moist. It absorbed fairly slow, but I had zero side effects.

Let me just say, I am the worst sleeper. I sleep on average 4 hours a day. I'm addicted to coffee. It helps me stay awake for one, but I also have to drink a cup before bed to sleep. This sounds ridiculous and terrible but I've been living almost a sleepless life for the last 9 years. (If you don't follow my blog, I have a disabled child who has seizures daily and the less I sleep, the better chance I have of not missing important seizure activity. ) I often get the feeling like I never slept.  It's a vicious cycle.   Anyways, that is why I was excited to try this Melatonin Cream.

I am sad to report that after 1 week of use, I myself, did not notice any change in my own sleep habits.  This product did not  make me sleepy or increase my duration of sleep when I did sleep. 

On the upside,I will say that I tried this on 2 of my children (ages 4 and 6) with my supervision, and it worked almost immediately! Within minutes, my children fell asleep. I was really surprised!  I will recommend this to others. 



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