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.

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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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