Friday, November 28, 2014

Old Factory Soy Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway

I absolutely love burning candles. Thats why I was super excited when OLD Factory asked me to review their set of 3 natural Soy Candles.  The set I picked out was  Happy Holidays. It includes Candy Cane, Gingerbread and Christmas Tree. This is the perfect holiday gift.

Each set comes with 3 soy candles. There are a bunch of different sets to choose from. Each candle burns for over 20 hours.  Yep 20 hours. That is a lot longer than a regular wax candle of the same size. Thats what makes these candles unique. Of course there are lots of other things to like about these candles. They don't have cheesy images of apples or candy canes on the label to remind you of your grandmas house. That way they easily go with any decor, modern or traditional.

They are hand poured in the USA with soy wax, come with a self trimming wick, and premium fragrance oils. You don't even have to trim the wick. Perfect for the dangerously lazy candle burner. Certain family members may fall into this catergory so this is perfect for my house. Each candle is a 2 oz candle, but with each one burning 20 hours thats a whole lotta burning time for their size.

They come in a variety of sets so you can get any scent year round for your home. I love the gingerbread scent. Its my favorite. When I got them I opened them up and let my mother who was visiting guess which scent was which. They are a nice set and I love the packaging. Its perfect for a housewarming gift, holiday gift, or just because. After lighting this candle for over an hour it was as if I had just lit it. These will last a long time burning. If you want to purchase your own gift set check them out HERE. You can find them on Amazon and they have a wonderful guarantee.

Would you like to own your own set of Old Factory soy candles? Tell me which gift set you would pick out in the comments below and enter in the rafflecopter form. Good Luck!


Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves
Fresh & Clean: Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen
Coffee Shop: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea
High As A Kite: Cannabis, Incense, Bag O' Cookies
Happy Holidays: Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread
Spa Day: Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea
Man Cave: Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany
New Born Baby: Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket
Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow
50 Shades: Leather, Jasmine Bubbles, Vanilla Sex
Vacation: Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi
Romance: Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz® Review

I was asked to review the 4K HDMI Cable by Solid Cordz.  This HDMI cord is very cool. It is not your typical small rubber cord that you pick up from the store. This is a HDMI 4k High Definition Multimedia Cable. If you don't already know what an HDMI cord is I'll briefly explain. This is the cord you would connect to your DVD players, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, a/v receivers etc. Most of the time it would connect directly to your HD television set. It connects two devices so that you can use them. Most of the time it connects your device to your TV in order to view media. 

My favorite feature of these cords is the triple shielded wire construction. These wires are protected by a triple weave type covering that almost feels metal. I'm not sure it could be plastic but its definitely different than rubber covering. It is almost like cable armor! How neat is that. As the cable moves the weave flexes with the cable.  As you can see from the picture above, it goes over the cable cord. Its a nice durable cable and there's a reason why these are called Solid Cordz. These cables are about as solid as you can buy.  

The connectors are 24K Gold Plated. This is my kind of HDMI cable. Not only is this cable high performance and quality but it looks very modern too. Who says a cable has to be ugly. It can have a little bling on it too! 

In addition to the nice looks it also performs.  With Ultra High Speed up to 18 GBPS these cables are 100% HDMI Certified. They also have up to 7.1 Digital Surround Sound and lossless digital surround sound. They are compatible with Ethernet, and 3D. It supports resolutions of 480i thru 2160. Compliant with HDCP, CEC and ROHS. Supports SACD, TrueHD, DTS-HD.

 From the package it states:
This High Speed HDMI cables have been designed to meet the performance standards set by HDMI 1.4 and have passed stringent Category 2 testing. They are backward compatible to all previous versions.

 The major enhancements introduced in the HDMI 1.4 specification
• HDMI® Ethernet Channel
• Audio Return Channel
• 4K Resolution Support 

I previously reviewed Solid Cordz 6' extension cords and hdmi cords. Their cords are the best you can buy. Every time I see a skinny little extension cord , I think to myself my Solid Cordz is so much nicer. The wires are covered in thick rubber and it houses it much better than my skinny rubber extension cords that last a year at best. It honestly is the best extension cord I have ever had. I now plan on purchasing the 10' extension cords next. Never can have too many extension cords! 

There's one last feature that I have to share with you. Solid Cordz has a lifetime warranty on their Cables. Yes a lifetime warranty. If you are like me we have all bought cables on sale just to take them home and a month or two later they stop working. So you can buy your Solid Cordz in confidence. Read up and purchase your solid cord cables at the link below.

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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Body Merry Hyaluronic Dew & Pro-A Serums, Age Defense Eye Cream Review

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Yay... Thank You Body Merry for asking me to review your line of skin care. I have two Serums and an Eye Cream to tell you all about. I can't decide which one of these Serums I like better. Initially I thought only one had Green Tea, but they both do. Theres 2 major things I really like about these products. They are Made in America, and they Do Not Test on Animals. I think both of those are important and if I can purchase an American Made product then I will. Both of the products arrive in glass bottles with glass droppers.

Hyaluronic Dew Serum:
 I loved the smell of the Hyaluronic Dew Serum and enjoyed smelling before applying. It does contain Witch Hazel which I like, but it could also be the Wildcrafted Green Tea. Applying this serum to clean skin was refreshing. Application was easy and the serum spreads easily. After applying the skin absorbs it quickly. No oily residue left behind at all.  Vitamin C and Green Tea are both antioxidants that leave your skin soft smooth and nourished. If you have spots then this would be the serum to use and it also helps firm your skin. I noticed my skin felt firmer after using this daily.

Pro-A Serum:
This serum features Retinol, which reduces the fine lines and wrinkles. Areas like your mouth and eyes benefit most from an ingredient like Retinol. Its a professional grade 2.5% Retinol Serum that also has Green Tea for the antioxidant kick.  Its been known that it fades brown spots, reduces wrinkles and smooths rough skin. Throw in Hyaluronic Acid and you have tissue hydration which helps your skin retain moisture. It also helps improve your skins cellular function. This Serum left my skin feeling soft to the touch. There is no scent on this Serum that I could smell at all. It also contains Organic Aloe which I am a huge fan of for skin products.  This serum doesn't contain sulphates, parabens or phthalates, which is the number 1 feature that I like about this serum.

Age Defense Eye Cream:
This one comes in a plastic pump top. Its easy to dispense and after applying to the eye area it leaves your skin feeling fresh. Contains Aloe which is one of my favorite plants. But as I looked over the long list of ingredients expecting to read chemicals it actually lists a wonderful list of natural ingredients. From Organic Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter to Organic Licorice and Blueberry Extract this Cream has everything. Seriously. I knew using this that I liked the way my skin felt and the dark circles under my eyes were not nearly as bad.  This cream also has matrixyl 3000 & tripeptide5, ocean based retinol, botanic hyaluronic acid, organic vitamins & minerals, and pure plant oils. The long list of natural ingredients leaves this cream smelling really good. I wish I could use this on my entire face, ok I confess I did!  The pump top contains 1oz of Age Defense Eye Cream. Its my new favorite Eye Cream everyone. Its awesome.

If you would like to purchase or find out more info you can do so 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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review & Giveaway

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Introducing Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in-wash fragrance booster.  

I love it when Purex asks me to review their products. Their fragrances are always the best. Today I'll be reviewing Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Energy. It comes in 3 scents.

WELL BEING: Brightens any mood with happy fragrance of fresh blossoms
ENERGY: Helps you tackle any day with the stimulating power of citrus
SERENTIY: Keeps you calm all day long with the gentle scent of Water-Lilies

I received Energy. I took the cap off and smelled the scent. It definitely has a citrus smell that almost makes me thirsty or hungry. I'm not sure which. It did slightly remind me of my childhood when orange powdered ingredients made drinks and not things we added to our laundry to make smell good.  Energy scent described as, "Helps you tackle any day with the Stimulating power of Citrus" And its a nice citrus smell. I do prefer citrus over floral so I was pleased to try Energy Purex Crystals Aromatherapy. What scent do you think would be your favorite?

What makes the new Purex Crystals Aromatherapy any different than the rest?

Well, these aren't just regular Purex Crystals scent boosters.  These are infused with Floral & Citrus Oils. I have recently been getting into using Essential Oils and I absolutely love it. So thanks  Purex, for embracing it and providing this. Its a product that I can add to my washers tub at the start of the was h. Its super easy, and once I have added it, I combine it with my regular laundry detergent. Thtas it! Instead of the smell disappearing as soon as the heat from the dryer wears off (total bummer), these scents blend into the clothing and last for weeks.

Can be used in both top loader and H.E. washers. Want to find out who sells then click HERE.

An interesting idea, you could take these crystals and put them into little bags and hang them in the bathroom using ribbon as a replaceable air freshener.

Check them out on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, & Instagram. And their website at

Want to win some? You know the deal enter below. I'll pull 3 winners to mail them each a coupon to try it out. US only ends 11/21/14.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Orkin "Mouse in a House" Game & Giveaway

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I'm back with another Orkin post. I love their blog apps.  This time its #MouseInAHouse - a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house!
Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!
 Just so you know I died several times in the house. Apparently I make an awful rodent.  I didn't even make it through the front door, but I did eventually survive as a mouse in the house. Comment below as a giveaway entry! Then tell me your rodent horror stories in the comments below as a 2nd giveaway entry. Good Luck!

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your home. To learn more about pest control grounded in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call 1-800-800-ORKIN®.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Adovia Intesive Anti-Wrinkle Cream Review

Adovia skin care line is one of my favorites. They asked me to review their Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream which is part of their Dead Sea Mineral line of products.

This cream is made with Dead Sea Water which is awesome because Dead Sea Water contains minerals unlike any other. Those minerals help control the itching and other symptoms of my psoriasis. Its also great for all kinds of skin.

This cream has Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt & Minerals, Lactic Acid and Collagen. These all have great effects on wrinkles. Along with Seaweed and Aloe Vera your skin will be happy because of all the nutrients in this cream. This will ultimately increase your skins firmness and vitality. It is a Deep-hydrating cream that contains natural Sweet Almond Oil. Silicone and Vitamin A help keep your skin firm.

The Minerals in Dead Sea Salt contain Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Bromides & Sodium. Each one of these minerals brings a benefit such as Calcium inpromves fluid retention, stress, slowing the aging of skin and calming the nervous system. Potassium helps balance your skins moisture. All of them benefit your skin in certain ways. These minerals are what make Dead Sea Salts so valuable in a skin care product.

This Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a thicker cream so its best if you use it after washing and I do recommend a toner if you use one. Then apply this to your skin and neck. The perfect time to do this is right before you go to bed. Its also light enough of a cream that you can use it in the morning or mid-day as well. I noticed that my skin felt softer, and more plump in my areas of concern for wrinkles. I love everything Adovia makes and would consider this as a great intensive wrinkle treatment right before bedtime.

You can find this product 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.