Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adovia 100% Dead Sea Bath Salts Review

Ah yes when I can try spa products in the comfort of my own home! Adovia asked me to review their 100% Dead Sea Bath Salts which are for Mineral Rich Bath Soaks. They are finely ground to dissolve quickly. There are many benefits when taking a Dead Sea Salt soak.  For me it is for my Psoriasis, but it can help those with Eczema and Arthritis. It also is great for soothing and relaxation spa style.

Most of you know I have twin girls that just turned 2.  About 30 days after they were born I got a dry patch on my leg. I wasn't sure what it was and figured it would go away. But it didn't and I went to the doctor who thought it was ringworm (gasp) or a fungal infection. They prescribed an anti-fungal cream which I used twice a day and there was absolutely no change. So when I went back she took one look at my dry silvery elbows and said, " You have Psoriasis!!" Because by that time little dry patches were all over my legs. That one patch was a large patch and basically I was covered in Psoriasis. Psoriasis is an auto immune disorder that affects your skin. Dead Sea Salts have notoriously been a product used by people with my disorder in order to treat the skin and seek relief.

I decided to take my bath with the salts. I used it to exfoliate before it dissolved into the water.  There are no additives , chemicals or perfumes so this is a natural product. It also has higher levels of Minerals than Epsom Salts.I don't have arthritis but its supposed to be great for join pains, and muscle pain disorder.

Just toss a cup of this Dead Sea Bath Salts into your warm bath you are drawing. Soak for 20 minutes and then rinse off. You can also draw a warm bath like I did and then take the salt out and apply it directly to the skin and let it dissolve into your bath to soak . After my soak my skin didn't itch so it was a nice relaxing experience. It also left my skin much softer which is a huge plus. It is so nice to have this at your disposal at home rather than at a spa. You avoid both the trip and the expense with this product. It says there are over 26 essential minerals so you are definitely still getting a spa experience. 

You can try adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to your bath to give it a nice scent while still staying natural. You could also use this to make a nice body scrub using essential oils and a few other products. If you would like for me to cover a DIY on this topic let me know in the comments below.

You can check out Adovia 100% Dead Sea Bath Salts HERE.

I did receive a sample of this product from Adovia in order to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Purex PowerShot Giveaway

* The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own. 

NEW Purex® PowerShot™ is a super-concentrated liquid detergent with auto-dosing technology that provides a no-mess, no-guesswork solution to laundry care. It’s easy to use, too! 
Just Flip, Dose and Done!

As always Purex has come out with a new innovative product.
  • With their new auto-dosing technology it takes all the guesswork out for you.
  •  Easy to Use.
  • Super Concentrated Formula with 50% more stain cleaning power than regular Purex.

Have you ever over or under-poured your detergent? I know I have. I'm notoriously a penny pincher and I tend to overfill and under detergent when I wash the clothes. Am I the only one that's guilty of this?  Well now you don't have to worry about it anymore. With Purex Powershot it takes away all the guessing and the possibilities of detergent waste.

"Well that's great Steph but how does it work?"

Ok I hear you, when I first received the box I was confused. I will admit I have never seen anything like this before. And my first question was, "How does this work?"

Self-dosing lid
Well you simply Flip the lid open let it flow into your washer and flip it upright again.  The detergent has a fancy lid system that pre-measures it for you. It basically fills a chamber just to the right amount that way you don't have to fill a messy cap and get liquid detergent all over your hands. It basically removes one messy step. It is pretty smart if you ask me. But it really is that simple and easy to use. 

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* The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own. 

Francois et Mimi Hammock Two-Tier Fruit Bowl Review

* I was provided a sample in order to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

It was perfect timing that I was asked to review this Francois et Mimi Hammock Two-Tier Fruit Bowl.I have been contemplating the idea of getting a fruit basket and had recently began shopping for one. There are several designs available. I was tired of having my fruit it different spots all over the counter and often forget that I have it until its too late to use.

This design I felt was superior because of its versatility. Not only can you use it for bananas but you can use it for any fruit. There is a different model that just has a hook for your bananas on the top tier. This model is better because it can hold your bananas or any other fruit. The hook will only work for bananas.

This Hammock is very sturdy and even with my 2 year old swinging the baskets they didn't fall off nor fall over. For it to survive a toddler means its pretty sturdy. Being made of Iron it goes with any decor traditional or modern. 

This holds an ample amount of fruit. As you can see I have several apples and oranges and there is still room for more. Another great feature is that the baskets fit into hooks that you can remove to clean if necessary. So it is easily taken back apart if you want to store it or move it. It comes in a nice decorative box perfect for gifts. It would make a great housewarming or wedding gift. Some features below.

  • Made of Iron
  • Two-Tier to hold more fruit 
  • Elegant Design
  • Made to last
  • Comes in beautiful gift box
You can find this item HERE on Amazon. Tell me what you all are using for a fruit bowl and tell me if you love or hate it!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway

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If your kids are like my kids then they love anything with LEGO on it. And this next one is no different. Lego has come out with LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League along with an awesome Bizarro name-generator app and exclusive Digital Trading Cards.

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil. I have been given one (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with Batzarro LEGO minifigure) of LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League to award to one lucky reader! Tweet at me using the below hashtags and let me know your Bizarro name by entering it into the app at the bottom.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

3-in-1 Cree LED Flashlight with Magnetized Base by AYL Review

 I was provided a sample by AYL in order to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

Ok I know it seems odd that someone can get excited about a flashlight but seriously I'm super excited. Why? Well I got this AYL LED Cree XP-E Flashlight and I am totally in love with it. Why have all flashlights ever made designed this way. I Know my excitement has you amped up to know WHY is she ranting and raving about a flashlight? Some highlights below.

  • Cree, White & Flashing Red 
  • Magnetic Base
  • 3 AAA Batteries
  • Bulbs last 100,000 hours
  • Weather Resistant Anodized Aluminum

Well its a normal flashlight but it also has 2 other features, which is why its the 3-in-1. With the click of a button you turn on the traditional flashlight. Click it again and the side light comes on. Side light? What?  In the photos you can see down the side of the flashlight shaft is a series of LED lights that give a side illumination. Alternately the back side of the flashlight does not. This is if you need light but not directly in a certain direction. Click it a 3rd time and the red led lights come on. Perfect for an emergency or just a light show in your tent late at night. The last bonus feature is the magnet on the end of the flashlight. Anywhere there is sufficient metal you can just simply place it onto say the refrigerator or metal desk, car, bike, etc., turn it on and you have light.

Now I have carried this flashlight around everywhere. In the backyard where its dark. In the front yard. Sitting at my desk late at night and using it as a temporary lantern. Just turn it on set it up and you can see perfectly well enough to do any task.  I even left it on once for hours by mistake and the batteries were still going! I'm going to say that the battery consumption is pretty low because the batteries I was using were cheap dollar store batteries and although the light was diminished the amount of hours it was left on and still working was impressive.

The size of this flashlight is perfect it is not huge nor too small. Its a good size in your hand and it does illuminate well if you are walking on a path and need light.  The body is made of anodized aluminum so its pretty sturdy. The bulbs are said to last for 100,000 hours so shouldn't need to replace for a long time. 

Check this flashlight out HERE.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Majestic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil Review

 I was provided a sample in order to write a review of Majestic Pure Coconut Oil. All opinions are my own. 

In my last post I told you all about how I was really trying to take over my skin care and DIY. This post we will learn about Majestic Pures Fractionated Coconut Oil. Why it is so amazing and how to make your own essential oil blends with perfume rollers.

Supplies Needed:
Empty glass roller with roller top and lid
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Essential Oils

Fractionated Coconut has a longer shelf life than regular Coconut oil and is in a liquid form. Majestic Pure comes with a 5 year  shelf life which is 5 times longer than my regular coconut oil did.  It is great for using as a carrier oil because it doesn't go rancid.

There are several things coconut oil is known for, moisturizer, softener and non-irritant lubricant. Even that one is new to me! You can also mix this with other carriers and essential oils as I do in this DIY instructional post. It also can stimulate hair growth.

We will be making an aromatherapy essential oil blend that you can roll on. Even with just a few essential oils you can make several different blends.

2  drops Peppermint
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon
10ml Fractionated Coconut Oil

I added the drops first and then filled the remainder of the bottle with the Fractionated Coconut Oil. You can always add more of one if you so desire.

Place the cap onto the top of the bottle and you have now made your own Essential Oil blend. Now you can make night time lavender blends to help you go to sleep. Rub it behind your ears. Or make a peppermint one for your temples during migraines. The options are endless.

This oil was a perfect carrier oil for me to use with my essential oils. I plan on also adding different oils to make ointments such as Argan oil and Rosehip oil. It was very easy to use and transfer with a pipette to the glass bottles. It rolls on nicely and doesn't transfer to clothing or sheets.

You can also make this and put it in a larger bottle and use as a massaging oil. I would think a peppermint massage oil would be very refreshing. Just add your essential oils to a bottle and fill with Majestic Pures Coconut Oil. 

PERFECT for sensitive skin this coconut oil is natural for your skin. Some people are allergic to certain essential oils so make sure you have tried them out already and know that you are not allergic to them.

One of the benefits of using this fractionated Coconut oil is that you don't have to melt it. It is already in a liquid form. You can easily pour out the amount you need for a scalp treatment or DIY skin products. Along with the fact that is has a longer shelf life and does not go rancid its a great investment in your DIY collection.

You can check out the product HERE. Let me know what you do with your essential oils. Or are you still thinking about getting some?

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