Thursday, July 16, 2015

Soap.Club Natural Organic Handmade Artisan Soaps Delivered FREE To Your Door Monthly

Soap.Club is a membership site that delivers 100% natural handcrafted soap to your door every 
month. Or you can purchase their soap bars individually.

Each handcrafted soap is made from 100% natural plant oils, butters and colors such as Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Essential Oils/Fragrances.

If you appreciate the quality and indulgence of artisan soaps, Soap.Club may be your new favorite. 

They are a small, family-run business, and craft soaps in small batches, hand-cutting each bar for freshness on the day of shipment. 

And they have OVER 70 different varieties of natural soap to choose from! 

Soap.Club's Top 10 women's soaps are:
Lavender Lull 
Plumeria Island Escape
Kona Coffee Kick
Dead Sea Mud
Wild Rose
Tropical Burst
Summer Citrus Fruit
Sandalwood Rose
Goat’s Milk Citrus Twist
Fresh Aloe Vera

And you men shouldn't feel left out either! They have plenty of varieties that men love too. 
Top 10 men's soaps:
Sandalwood Soother 
Kona Coffee Kick 
Surf’s Up 
Spearmint Basil Spice
Sea Breeze 
Peary Perfect 
Island Drift 
Bay Rum Spice Pirate’s Paradise 
Black Forest Timber Coppice 
Almond & Spice – Fall Is In The Air
Summer Citrus Fruit

I chose the Summer Citrus Fruit Natural Soap: "Light, summery and refreshing, our Citrus Fruit artisan soap combines the zesty fragrances of lemons, limes and oranges with rich, creamy natural butters for an indulgently invigorating bathing experience."

I have to say I have bought what I thought were similar soaps from big name brands that don't smell half as good this. The lather is perfect and the best part is the way my skin smells after I rinse the soap off. It smells clean but not in a fake chemical clean way, it's more of a natural clean smell. I love it!

The secret is Soap.Club's old-fashioned cold process soap making. Every product is made by hand, starting from stirring the recipe, cutting the bars and even packaging each individual item.

Of all 73 varieties of soap they offer, their top rated scent is Lavender Lull Natural Soap.
Size: 3″x 3″x 1″
Individually Boxed: Net Weight 5.3oz
Made in the USA

Each bar comes with their "Risk Free Soap Lover's Guarantee." If you have an issue Soap.Club will replace the first bar of soap with a new scent or refund your money.

Get Your Free Soap:
For the price of shipping, you can 
Receive A Free Bar Of Soap:
1. Shop for your favorite scent
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I received this product for my fair and unbiased review.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Review: Rooted and Four Other Disturbing Stories

I'm always looking for scary books to bring on our family camping trips, so naturally I was drawn to Rooted and Four Other Disturbing Stories. Author Shane Hall was sure able to pack a lot of vivid details and good character development into 30 pages.

Rooted consists of 5 stories. Each story is short -- no more than a few pages, but the writing is so concise it has all the elements of a good spine tingling read: suspense, fantasy, horror, science fiction. Hall's writing has a distinct Stephen King flavor to it: creepy and very vivid.

Once I started reading the stories I was unable to stop. The suspense builds in a creepy way: like seeing a car accident on the side of the road and not being able to look away, even though you know it's going to be awful, and stay with you for a long time.

But unlike bad car accidents, Rooted's stories do not have predictable, gory outcomes. Each plotline is very original and kept me guessing to the end.

My favorite of the bunch has to be John Adams Two, which features the legend of the doppelgänger, and is mild enough to read to my tweens on our next camping trip to the deep dark woods. Or maybe it's Rooted, which just so happens to feature haunted woods. Then again, there's my fear of fish being piqued in A Friend in the Depths. . . BUT even better might be Vivian's Videos, and the "concealed store--down a tunnel of black trees and far from any main road" . . . 

I highly recommend Rooted and Four Other Disturbing Stories by Shane Hall. Note: some stories contain language and violence that may be not be appropriate for younger children.

**I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, which I have just provided.**

My rating: 5 stars!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Tayère Therapeutics Knee Support Sleeves: Review




Today I will review a knee wrap by Tayère Therapeutics made from fibers impregnated with Far Infrared [FIR] emitting ceramic nanoparticles, that are then woven into fabric to generate FIR radiation, and the health benefits from its effects.

OK WHAT!? In English please?! A knee wrap made from NANO what?

Let me back up.

The objective of this product, in short: PAIN RELIEF and healing.

Next, how do these sleeves (sold in pairs) work?
First, they provide support via compression. Not a ton, just enough that you can retain your full range of motion but it feels "tighter" in your knees.

But the real genius in these follows.

Now don't get scared, I'm just going to explain some relevant science facts now. Specifically Quantum physics and Thermodynamics.

WAIT! COME BACK! I promise this will be quick and easy:

These sleeves are made from fabric containing microscopic particles (that you cannot feel; there are no sharp edges anywhere) of "Black Tourmaline," a naturally occurring semi-precious crystal. Before the Tourmaline is infused into the fiber it is crushed into powder.

With me so far? OK stay with me now:

What these particles in the fabric do is produce a weak electrical charge, which is what enables it to produce and emit Far Infrared Rays and Negative Ions.

WAIT! COME BACK! I promise it's not as bad as it sounds:

Far infrared (FIR) radiation is simply electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than those of visible light. Meaning not visible to the naked eye. With me so far? Think microwaves: you can't SEE how the oven works, but it cooks your food yes? Same idea.

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Heat is transferred from one body to another in the form of radiation. So energy from the human body is transferred to these tourmaline particles, which acting as “perfect absorbers”, maintain their temperature at sufficiently high levels, and then emit FIR back to the body. FIR emitted from the skin is absorbed by the particles, which then re-emit the same FIR back to the skin. Dosey doe and around we go!

And why would we want FIR exposed to our bodies? Glad you asked!

Since the sleeves react with your own body temperature to safely elevate the knee temperature without making you feel hot, they are ideal for many medical conditions and injuries that require healing.

FIR promotes the repair of tissues and the regeneration of cells, aiding in the reduction of inflammation and pain.

I like that you get two support sleeves in one order, which is great if you want to use it for both knees or to have an extra one. 

I like that they give good support to the knee without being too tight, and you can wear them under jeans.

I also like the fact that they stretch so well. I had gotten these for some knee pain I have been having while using stairs, but also for my husband who needs them for work. Surprisingly even though they only come in one size, they stretched well enough for his leg and knee.

Only downside: they tend to slide down my legs if I do any hard walking in them, but who knows maybe that's because my husband stretched them out. Tayère Therapeutics recommends that you do not machine wash or tumble dry, as this will reduce the therapeutic effect the product has, causing the tourmaline fabric to become inactive. Instead, they suggest hand washing with soap in warm water, and then hang drying. 

Keep in mind, however, if you're not purchasing the product for its therapeutic characteristic, machine wash is fine, and tumble drying can also be used to shrink the knee sleeve down if it becomes stretched out after extensive use

I give Tayère Therapeutics Knee Support Sleeves 4-1/2 Stars!
I received this item for my fair and unbiased review.


--Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Marisa's Way

Marisa's Way

As a mother of 2 kids who will soon be learning how to drive - I really hope all states find ways to install these alerts for "Wrong Way" drivers - before anyone else is killed....sadly these types of crashes are all too common as we hear of them on the news all the time.

I feel so sad for the dad of this beautiful girl and her friend who died in such a crash - killed by a "Wrong Way" driver - and hope everyone donates to such a worthy cause. Blink-Link LED Wrong Way signs and detection devices are worth every penny.

Marisa's Way
@Maria's Way

Fundraiser Details:

In the very early morning of Sunday, November 17th, 2013, a terrible tragedy took the lives of two very beautiful young ladies. Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante were best of friends, and in an instant, they were killed by a "Wrong Way" driver on a Florida Expressway. This tragedy should have never happened. Two young ladies with lives about to unfold are lost. Their parents, family and friends are devastated.

We will seek to have a bill introduced through the Florida Legislature that will focus on creating more entrance ramp awareness, along with physical devices to alert wrong way drivers.

Your donation will go to work instantly to help save lives, by allowing us to create greater awareness programs, and provide them to communities throughout Florida and the rest of the country. We will also be providing scholarships to local student volunteers. — these programs are not possible without your help and support. Together, we can make the world safer.

Monday, May 25, 2015

26oz FlavFusion Infuser Water Bottle Review

Disclosure: I received a free Fruit Infuser Water Bottle in order to facilitate this review.
We are big "no soda" drinkers in our family...

The only time we allow soda in our house is for special parties or when we go camping. It makes it special and I just can't get past the idea of how much sugar is in soda. 

Of course that doesn't mean that my kids are NOT constantly begging me to buy soda. Far from it.

For a while as a compromise I was buying colorless "fizzy water" -- but it makes me nervous that it has artificial ingredients including sugar substitutes.

I also have tried powdered drink mixes that are sugar free but they usually contain a ton of fake coloring, and if not they still contain artificial sugar.

But once the kids have tasted soda it's pretty hard to say "drink your milk/water, or apple/orange juice!" exclusively.

Enter the FlavFusion Infuser Water Bottle to the rescue. Now after trying soda with the strong flavor it packs I thought no WAY would the kids (or I for that matter!) go for this - plain water with fruit inside a little basket? What? Sounds like it would be watery tasting and boring right?


I was amazed to see my son carrying the bottle filled with frozen blueberries. As he raised the bottle to his lips, I prepared myself for the inevitable rejection with that long face: "here mom, you can finish this"....
Disclosure: I received a free Fruit Infuser Water Bottle in order to facilitate this review.
Instead he took a sip and said "it's good!" 

I was sure he must have added something fake to the water because I noticed it had taken on a lovely purple color. 

"Nope!" he says it's just the blueberries. Sure he was fooling me I said "hand it over". . . 

And voila, with one sip I was sold. This stuff is good! I mean you can't really beat Mother Nature when it comes to something tasting "REAL" right? As in "real blueberry flavor" with NO weird aftertaste, or cringing tooth rotting sweetness. Or glowing lips and tongue from the fake neon dyes.

I'm just so glad we found this bottles before the dog days of summer because we will be using them so much I'm already ordering enough for all of us.

The FlavFusion Infuser Watter Bottle holds 26 oz. The plastic is BPA/lead free and made of PET plastic, so you don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals. It is even made in the USA.

And I'm all in favor of anything that encourages my family to drink more water. And the money we'll save no longer buying all the fake drinks will more than offset the cost of a frozen bag of fruit.

And I like that the bottle is lightweight with a big loop at the top making it easy to carry when we go camping. And the flip top makes it easy to take a sip without having to unscrew anything. Nice wide mouth opening for ice cubes too.

Thank you for visiting!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review: FurBuddy Pet Grooming Brush Kit #FurBuddyPetBrushKit

Today I am reviewing the FurBuddy Pet Grooming Brush Kit, which which I received in exchange for my unbiased review. It is is an all in one grooming kit for both cat and dogs.

The kit comes complete with: 
  • a Slicker Brush, 
  • Pin & Bristle Brush, and 
  • an Undercoat Rake/Dematting Tool
My cats, Boots and Buttercup became my guinea pigs. Boots is a biter at times and really does not brushing. So I couldn't get very far testing the kit on him. Quitting while I was ahead, I moved onto Buttercup. Now she loves this grooming kit! I have been using it for a few weeks and her fur looks healthy and shiny. I picked the perfect time of year now that spring is finally here and she's shedding like crazy.

I used the kit the in recommended order as follows:
  1. First THE RAKE to easily remove mats and knots without damaging the coat length. It is great for shaping, finishing, thinning and de-shedding.
  2. Next use THE SLICKER BRUSH to remove all of the tangles, dead hair and make the coat fluffy. It's self cleaning action extends the brush life and makes clean up a breeze.
  3. Finally, finish up with THE BRISTLE PIN BRUSH to help remove loose hair then use the bristles side to redistribute the natural oils for a healthier shiny coat.
The FurBuddy Pet Brush Kit comes with a 100% "no hassle, money back or replacement guarantee."

Final note: I tried another very popular deshedding tool available (rhymes with terminator) on Amazon that I found to be too sharp. Buttercup cried the whole time I used it on her and it literally pulled and CUT her hair, way too sharp. Her hair was short and uneven and it took forever to grow back.

The FurBuddy kit does NOT cut the hair, it's got all the tools for every step, what's not to love? This set includes anything you could possible need to groom your pet. It currently is on sale at Amazon for $39.77 with free shipping.

Save 50% on the FurBuddy Pet Grooming Brush Kit:
  1. Place an order for the product on Amazon HERE.
  2. At checkout use promo code: JQCRFPNN

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3-in-1 Interchangeable Derma Roller Kit Review #Puruskin

Today I am reviewing the 3-in-1 Interchangeable Derma Roller Kit,  from Puruskin a US-based company.

Needles being pushed into my face? Yes you heard me. I was sufficiently insane to give this a go. You know the old saying, no pain no gain!

The idea of derma rolling is new to me. I agreed to test this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

According to the product directions, I can enjoy:
  • Saving time and Money instead of having to pay $100s for professional treatments
  • Reduction in acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines along with dark spot reduction.
The advantages of derma rolling include:
  1. Gentle shedding of undesirable skin cells
  2. Stimulation of blood stream to the surface
  3. Deep cleans pores
  4. Stimulates collagen re-development
A derma roller is an item that uses small needles to infiltrate the hard epidermal layer of the skin. In doing as such, several channels just underneath the skin's surface are opened up.

This derma roller consists of  titanium needles, said to be ideal for derma rolling, with three different interchangeable heads:
  • 1.5mm (1200 needles) for bigger regions like the thighs
  • 1.0mm (600 needles) for littler regions like the face
  • 0.5mm (180 needles) for minor regions like under the eyes
Following a 2-week period I have seen some positive changes in my skin, especially my face. There is some helping of dark spots and scars. I can likewise say that my skin has softened.

I have been lucky after 2 kids to not have any stretch marks so can't speak to that. As for scars, I do have a C-section scar but I'm NOT posting pictures of that! LOL

Overall, I'd say the improvements to my skin so far are slight to extremely slight but I wasn't expecting anything dramatic after 2 weeks.

Hints to achieve better results: 
  • Stick to schedule: for example 2 times a week.
  • Moisturize: use a serum to really saturate the skin such as Argan Oil.
  • Keep roller heads sterilized: It is crucial that you clean these roller heads and store them appropriately after every use. These needles are penetrating your skin and should not be shared.
To maximize results Puruskin recommends following the rolling process with Argan Oil. My Derma Roller came with a coupon for 25% off their new Triple Extra Virgin Argan Oil, currently available on Amazon for $16.97. The 3-in-1 Interchangeable Derma Roller Kit is on Amazon for $26.97.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Moody Bee Beeswax Lip Balm Giveaway! ‪#‎moodybeelipbalm

Today I have a real treat for you. I am doing a giveaway of Moody Bee Beeswax Lip Balm. To enter, see the end of this post. 

Made by a husband and wife team in British Columbia, this is the smoothest lip balm you will ever try! 

Handmade by a Canadian beekeepers Randy & Krista Moody, in British Columbia, Moody Bee is 99% natural, so soft and smooth, and 100% edible! Once you try it you will be hooked.
Krista The Lip Balm Maker

While Randy focuses on honey production, Krista keeps busy making her famous beeswax lip balm. To purchase Moody Bee Beeswax lip balm visit their online store at Or enter below to be one of 3 lucky winners to receive one for free!

I received a free sample of this beeswax lip balm in exchange for my unbiased review. I have been searching for a lip balm that doesn't make my lips feel sticky or taste weird. It's a beeswax-based vanilla and peppermint finish. The peppermint is not overwhelmingly strong, it's just a mild after flavor. The vanilla isn't sweet or gross like some lip balms. It's just super moist and very mild, no annoying aftertaste. The flavors are blended just right so the lip balm smells and tastes so subtly delicious.

You will love Moody Bees Beeswax Lip Balm! Enter giveaway below:

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum

Today I am reviewing Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum, which I received in exchange for my unbiased review. 

I have to say having been a sun worshipper in my early years, and living a good part of my 20's in Southern California, this serum had it's work cut out for it. I already have significant "laugh lines" around my eyes and while I didn't see any dramatic reduction after 2 weeks, they do seem to be a little less noticeable.

Since I have no plans to stop laughing anytime soon I don't expect them to go away completely -- but if I can slow them I'll take it! Plus the fact that this serum is allowed to be around the eyes and even by people with sensitive skin (myself included) is an added benefit.

I like the fact that this serum has a 100% money back guarantee, including shipping, no matter where you buy the product. That isn't something you see everyday.

Another benefit: it's made in the USA with Ingredients that are: 97% Natural, 72% Organic, with no alcohol, parabens, or GMO's, and is plant based, cruelty free/never tested on animals.

Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Pentylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Triticum Vulgare, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Organic Green Tea, Wildcrafted Resina Propoli, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

It's important to follow directions on these types of products. Since Azure Naturals Retinol Serum is recommended for use in the evening, you should limit use of any glycolic acid products (such as alpha-hydroxy acids) to the morning, NOT at the same time. Otherwise you run the risk of redness or irritation.

Also you should follow the application with a good layer of facial moisturizer on top of the serum.

I give Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum my highest rating: 5 Stars.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received one or more of the products or services mentioned in various blog posts for a discount or free in exchange for my unbiased review. I will always give my honest opinion regardless of any compensation received. Some posts may contain affiliate links. When you click on those links to make your purchases, I receive compensation at no extra cost to you. I love it when you do that. ;) So thank you!

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