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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rainbow Bandz Loom Refill Pack Review

As the mother of an 8 year old little girl, you can imagine I know all too much about these crazy rubber band looms and the things that you can make with them. My daughter is addicted to her loom and when she finds things that are a bit too difficult for her to make.....guess who she asks to make them for her? You go it....Mom! With that being said....we go through a LOT of bands and I know, through experience, how inconvenient it is to have poor quality bands! (Especially when you are in the end stages of a single band project and your black eye band breaks.....oh my I wanted to call the company and scream at them....I didn't but I REALLY wanted to!)

 Anyway...when I was lucky enough to be chosen to try and review the Rainbow Bandz Loom Refill Pack.....I (and my daughter) was VERY excited! My daughter currently has (and loves) the Rainbow Bandz Organization Box and so I knew we were going to be getting a quality product!  Rainbow Bandz makes great products and they have many to choose from....you can check out their products and their site HERE!

I opened the package and was impressed to see SO MANY bands! You get 9 bags (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and Black) of 600 bands and each bag has its own pack of "S" clips and its own small (non-durable) hook! That makes 5400 bands total!

Well to test the durability of the bands....of course I had to make something! So I got crafting! Since I made things for my daughter....my 5 year old boy decided he wanted something for himself. That is how the Ninja Turtle came about.

After making a few projects....it is safe to say that these bands are very durable and do not break easy. I think these are my favorite bands that I have used thus far. I do have to honestly say that I think they are MUCH better than the cheaper ones that we ordered from another country. The only thing that I wish would have been included in the set is tan/flesh-colored bands. When it comes to making princesses, ballerinas, and other "people" white just doesn't look the same as flesh-colored would. However, I give this refill pack a 5 stars out of 5 stars!

You can get your own refill pack HERE for just $19.98!

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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Exfolimate Review

I was recently asked to use and and write a review on the Exfolimate. I agreed, even though I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into.

This is what I got to read prior to trying the product out:

"Say G’day to ultra smooth skin and goodbye to dull, flakey skin. Introducing Exfolimate ™ - the ultimate tool to give you younger, fresher looking and feeling skin.

Designed in Australia – Exfolimate is your handy mate to instant exfoliation and pore clarification without the fuss of scrubs and loofahs that only rub the surface of your skin without actually removing the problem.
The secret is Exfolimate’s innovative micro-groove technology etched into the smooth metal edge. The micro-grooves gently lift and remove lingering skin cells and debris to unveil younger, fresher skin.

Exfolimate is made to gently exfoliate the face and body and is precision designed for daily exfoliation and naturally skin clearing results. 
Exfolimate transforms the surface of your skin."

So when I got the product I was pretty eager to give it a try. I had already showered that day but I didn't care! I took another one! LOL! Well, seeing as I had already took one shower, I thought how much gunk can this really get off/out of my skin? OMG....I was shocked!

In the box there are two sizes. A small for your face and neck area and a large for the rest of your body. They are easy to use....all you do is:
1. Make sure your skin is wet and supple – it is suggested that you use Exfolimate towards the end of your shower or bath.
2.With either the face or body tool, using gentle pressure from your fingertips,gently glide the tool along the contours of your body at a 90-degree angle. It only takes a light amount of pressure to effectively use Exfolimate.
3.As you glide Exfolimate along your face and body, check under the smooth metal edge for any lingering residue. To remove the dead skin and debris, simple run the tool under warm running water. Make sure you repeat this step once you’ve exfoliated your entire body to keep the tool clean for your next use.
4. Once you’ve cleaned your Exfolimate, hang the tool to dry so it is ready and waiting to gently exfoliate your skin from top to toe.

So I started with the small one on my face. I could NOT believe the amount of gunk that came off of my face. I was so amazed that I made my husband use it on his face the next time he showered. It truly removed all sorts of stuff from face and pores! I LOVE this product for my face. I do have to say....I was not terribly impressed with the larger one on other parts of my body. I found it did not remove really anything from my legs, arms, chest, or stomach. Now maybe that is just me! I am not sure. However, I can say I will be using it on my face ALL the time!

It left my face feeling very clean and fresh. I think it felt smoother and much more brilliant looking! I love my face #exfolimate ! You can find all the information about this product and where to buy it HERE!

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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Well Good morning all my wonderful readers! Today I am reviewing the Pimsleur Italian Language Learning Course. This course is used by thousands of people around the country to learn the basics and lay the foundation of the Italian language.

I have always been interested in visiting Italy and enjoying the culture there. I love to travel and see new places and Italy has always been towards the top of my list. This course is the first step in my plan to visiting that beautiful country! I always believe before visiting a new country that you should at least learn the basics of the language spoken there. I mean, I would hate to be in a room of people who only speak Italian, not know how to speak any Italian, and have to pee EXTREMELY bad!

That brings me to the Pimsleur learning system for the Italian language. This course is very easy to use and understand. All you do is the short (30 min) lesson each day and you are done for the day. You DO NOT move on from that lesson until you get all the questions about 80% right! Then they next day you move on to lesson two. It is THAT simple. In just 30 minutes a day you can be well on your way to speaking Italian in just a week. The best part is that it helps you to speak the words correctly as well. Saying the words is good but saying them correctly with the emphasis on the correct syllables is how you should do it. There are 16 discs and 30 lessons in the package.

I got through 1 disc and then we left on vacation. To my surprise when I got home, I STILL remembered what I learned! Now my daughter wants to give it a try with me! I can't wait to get her involved too!

Do you know how to speak any language other than English? What languages do you speak? Are you fluent in it? Can you write in that language(s)? Do you want to learn any new languages? Which one(S)?  Let me know in the comments section!

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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel Review

I was chosen to try and review Adovia's Mineral Eye Gel. I do not currently use an eye cream but have been thinking about trying one out and seeing if I noticed a difference.

This gel is very soft and has a VERY mild scent. It comes in a small glass container with a metal lid. It has 30ml of the eye gel inside. I was a little worried because that didn't seem to be very much when I read it. Then the  first time I used it, I knew I wouldn't need to buy more for a couple months. The tiniest dab on the tip of my finger was enough for my eye.

The gel goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. It doesn't irritate the skin around my eye. I just closed my eye and wiped it all around it, including on the lid. I have been using this gel for about a week now and I have already started noticing a difference. My skin around my eyes looks fresher. I have also noticed that some of my lines have began to soften and I think with continued daily use I will notice even bigger changes and softening of skin.

I really like this eye gel and I think I will continue to use it daily. Moisturizing is definitely an important part of my daily routine and this is sensitive enough to not irritate my eyes and it works!!! Here is what #Adovia says about their mineral eye gel:

  • Our Promise: Your Eyes will Look 10 Years Younger or Your Money Back! - Reduce Puffiness Under and Around The Eyes - Makes Eyes Appear Years Younger and Radiant!
  • Gets Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes - Your Eyes Will Look More Youthful and Refreshed!
  • Formulated Specifically for The Genltle Area Around the Eyes - this Light Eye Gel Absorbs Quickly into Skin for Deep Hydration
  • Dead Sea Salt Delivers an Immidiate Infusion of Dead Sea Minerals - Essential for Proper Skin Health and Beauty
  • Contains Vitamin C which Delivers Powerful Antioxidants Deep Into Skin Cells

You can buy the Adovia Mineral Eye Gel HERE for just $29.00!

Do you have an eye cream that you love? What do you look for when looking for an eye cream? Comment below and let me know!

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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Collagen Lip Gloss Review

During the summer, my lips always get dried out because of the sunlight. I like to be outside and enjoy the sun shine but the toll it takes on my skin, is kind of frustrating! As I get older the side effects of the exposure to the sun show a lot more. When I was younger, I was never worried about sunscreen for my skin or chap stick for my lips. However, that has all changed in the last couple years! I have started to take better care of my skin and especially the very sensitive skin on my lips! So, I was excited when I was asked to try a new Collagen Lip Gloss and review it!

I was a little skeptical when I first for the lip gloss because it came in a much smaller container than I expected. There is only 5ml in the little tub. So I thought to myself....."what am I only going to get to use it like 5 times? There isn't enough here to use for any length of time!" Boy I was wrong!!! I found, the very first time that I used it, that a tiny bit on the tip of my finger covers my lips completely! (And I have BIG lips...lol)

I have to say....this lip gloss is truly wonderful! It is so soft and almost feels like velvet when you apply it. I love how great my lips have looked ever since I started using it. I use it once or twice a day every day and I can definitely tell the difference. I have been using it for about a week now and my lips have never looked better or felt softer! My husband even commented on how soft my lips are recently!

My lips have stopped cracking and peeling and they are soft as can be. I think they look healthier too! However, don't take my word for it. Here is a before and after picture. The before picture is before I started using the Collagen Lip Gloss and the after picture is today after using it for just 4 days! I have to say this is truly the #BestLipGloss

Here are some facts from the website:

"Naturally the best lip gloss products on the market for your lips! Collagen lip gloss is a collagen booster lipgloss created for lip care that clearly restores skin’s protective barrier, protecting your lip from drying out. One of the best lip glosses you should be using for your lips. The collagen lip gloss heavily smooths and regenerates your lips.
Throw out your chapstick and buy the best lip gloss for your lips today!
  • 100% lead free
  • 100% metals free
  • 100% parabens free"

You can purchase this amazing Collagen Lip Gloss HERE!
If you give it a try, let me know what you think! What are the main effects that you look for in a lip gloss?

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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ozeri Brezza III Dual Oscillating 10" High Velocity Desk and Table Fan Review

Well as most of my readers know, I recently moved to New York from Texas. I moved to New York in November of last year and so, as you can imagine, it was very cold! I was far from thinking about summer weather and how hot it would be inside my house. Then summer did come! I was used to living in Texas and having central air conditioning. Much to my surprise, there is NO air conditioning in my house here in New York! That was pretty hard to cope with. To be honest I am a cry baby when it comes to heat and being hot in my own home. At this time, I knew something had to change! So I went to Wal-Mart and purchased 2 box fans (one for each of my kids' rooms) and a heavy duty, high powered fan for my room. The fans definitely helped cool down my house! However, since my house is two stories....the fans only cooled the upstairs! That is when I was given the opportunity to review the Ozeri Brezza III Dual Oscillating 10" High Velocity Desk and Table Fan! 

This fan came VERY quickly after I ordered it and it couldn't have came at a better time. The day the fan came it was so HOT and HUMID and we had family visiting and we were baking in the kitchen......needless to say.....it was HOT in my home! Now to be completely honest, when I opened the fan I thought....ow can this little fan be efficient in my cooling needs? There is no way that this little fan will cool down my home. I was pleasantly surprised!!! This little fan has so much power and velocity! 

The fan is black and it oscillates both left & right and up & down! There are 4 different speed setting including low, medium, high, and SILENT! I love the different setting for speed....that's not all though! 

There is a remote so you can control it from across the room! Another AMAZING thing that this fan has is a timer!! I love the timer because I can set it to turn off after I know I will have fallen asleep! The fan is also light enough that I can take it from room to room with ease. I think that Ozeri is an amazing company with high quality products that work how they are supposed to without failing or letting me down! 

You can get your own Ozeri Brezza III here for just $43 SHIPPED! It is well worth it! I would not get rid of this fan for anything! I wanted to share what the company has to say about the fan:

  • Powered by new ultra-quiet, 4-speed, dual oscillating motors with automatic vertical and horizontal motion for maximum cooling effectiveness.
  • Extended-range remote control and fan controls easily engage automatic dual oscillation (up/down & left/right), horizontal oscillation (left/right), the 4-hour timer and all air speed settings.
  • Aerodynamically designed for an even lower dB noise rating than the trend-setting Brezza II, while providing air circulation at 4 different speeds.
  • Push button access to non-oscillating mode for precisely directed airflow.
  • Boasts a sophisticated and stylish space-saving design that complements and enhances room decor. Ships fully assembled. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 14 inches ; 6.5 pounds

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grazia Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan Review

If you are not aware, I absolutely LOVE baking! I love to bake cakes, brownies, bars, cookies, cupcakes, bread, muffins, etc. Pretty much if it is sweet and delicious....I will bake it! With that being said, you can imagine how often I use loaf pans, 9 X 13 pans, 8 X 8 pans, cookie sheets, and (especially) #muffinpans ! So when I go this Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan, I was VERY excited.

I had heard a lot about the silicone pans and cookie sheets and had yet to try one. I had my doubts on how well they would work and how they would hold up in my oven. I also feared that they would make my muffins taste weird. However, hearing so many good things about it from friends and family members, I figured why not give them a try.

So I had the kids help me mix together some muffin batter and I sprayed the Grazia Silicone Mini Muffin Pan with some cooking spray. Then, we poured the muffin batter into the pan and placed the muffin on a cookie sheet (so it was easier to take out of the oven when the muffins were done). I put them in the oven and then when they were done I took them out.

After letting them cool some....they popped right out of the pan. I thought this was incredibly convenient.The muffins baked perfectly through and to the perfect done-ness (ha ha I know that isn't a real word but it is the word to describe it).

The real test came with the taste test. Of course my kids wanted one as soon as they came out of the oven....after waiting for them to cool they came them a try. They were most definitely KID APPROVED! Then, I gave them a try and they tasted JUST like a berry muffin. No weird after taste or odd taste in the muffins!

Over all, I have to say I absolutely LOVE this silicone pan and I will continue to purchase other silicone pans for my other baking needs! If you are wanting to try silicone pans and have been on the fence about it like I was, just jump in! Give them a try! They are great and work amazingly!

I do want to share a little of what the company has to say about the product:

"Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan is a non-stick food grade silicone muffin cupcake baking pan that is extremely easy to clean, safe to use in the oven, microwave, dishwasher, or freezer. It is heat resistant for up to 450°F.

--FDA Approved
--High Quality Construction
--Manufactured in Socially Compliant Facility"
Have you tried any of the silicone cook ware or pot holders or anything? What do you think? Have you thought about trying them? What has stopped you? Let me know in the comments!

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.