Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dot & Dot Packing Folder Review

Dot & Dot is a trusted brand on travel products. I have tried a few products from this company and they are always innovative and stylish. This product is no exception.This packing folder is designed to maximize space in your suitcase, keep your clothes organized, minimize wrinkles, and maintain your privacy during security inspections. Each 15" packing folder holds up to 7 shirt or pants. It helps you be more organized so you can easily access your clothing. This travel folder comes with a folding board and instructions that are simple to follow so you can use the board to fold your clothes and store in the folder.The folder is made from nice material and comes in a few different colors. It really does make your clothes fit efficiently and neatly into your suitcase. My suitcase is filled with Dot & Dot products, and I have an easy travel experience. If you would like to try these travel accessories you can find themhere.
I received this product for free for my honest review.

Dot & Dot Travel Bottles Review

We all know the little plastic bottles you buy when you go on vacation to put your shampoo and other products in right? Well these are like the travel bottle 2.0 . This awesome little set of  travel bottles is the best set I've seen. These are TSA approved for carry on. They are safe for travel and will not leak . They are FDA approved to be safe for food, and they are BPA free, so you could potentially travel with baby food or something else you need. The bottles are in fun colors so you can easily identify the contents by color. The bottle are made of soft but sturdy silicone, so they are strong but very easy to squeeze out the ingredients. My favorite part and what makes these so much better than the others I've seen is the fact that these bottles have built in suction cups, so you can easily attach them to your shower wall. I think that is just so convenient. They also have a wide mouth to easily fill them, also so convenient. I can't wait to take these with me on my next trip. If you want to get a set of these great travel bottles you can find them here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kiva Hot and Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika Review

I use a lot of spices in my cooking. Paprika is great in so many recipes.
This Kiva  paprika comes in 2 varieties, Hot and Sweet, 2 very different flavors but equally great. The sweet smoked paprika has a deep rich flavor with a sweet undertone, it's a great replacement for any recipe that uses your standard paprika, while the hot smoked paprika has a deep rich and slightly spicy flavor. I used this in my home made taco seasoning mix and it was better than ever.This Paprika is imported from Spain, from a century old recipe of peppers smoke dried over Holm oak for at least 2 weeks. It is made in small batches to ensure the best aroma, color and flavor, and it shows. The paprika is a beautiful rich red color, which makes it a beautiful garnish for your appetizers, like deviled eggs. The ingredients come from local farmers that practice sustainability and are eco friendly. I love knowing that anything I'm eating, even down to the spices are made using these natural methods and use great care to give me the best quality ingredients. This paprika was a great addition to my spice cabinet. If you would like to try this flavorful duo, you can get it on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cotton Guitar Strap Review

I am somewhat of a novice guitar player, who has been learning slowly over a number of years. I was lucky enough to be given a beautiful guitar by my uncle to continue. So I wanted a great guitar strap to practice stand up playing. This guitar strap is made of soft cotton so it doesn't irritate your skin, however it's also thick and strong with a tight weave. It doesn't dig into your shoulder, which is great, but it also doesn't slip off constantly. I find that to be a common problem. It has a solid construction to make it last. It's a simple design that will go with any guitar. It's a good fit for most men and women because it's adjustable with a simple movable plastic slide. I was very happy with this strap. It's easy to use and comfortable to wear and just what I was looking for. 
I I received this product for my honest review.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Julienne Vegetable Peeler Review

 I've always admired the beautiful artful dishes you get at nice restaurants. You all know what I mean, the vegetables are sliced so thin, and laid on the plate in such a way that it makes this beautiful piece  of edible art. I think, I wish I could do that at home, without taking hours of prep, wouldn't my family be impressed? Also, if these fruits and vegetables looked beautiful and interesting, maybe they would eat healthier. That's where this stainless steel Julienne vegetable peeler comes in.Instead of needing a bulky food processor you can use it to slice up the veggies for you, but not only that, you can use it to thinly slice cheese or create masterful desserts.This peeler has 2 super sharp blades, one for peeling, and one for creating julienne vegetables.Its a very sturdy little tool made of hard stainless steel, and it can go right in the dishwasher. This simple little tool, makes creating beautiful, fun and interesting dishes quick and easy, while making it look like you spent hours slaving over it.The outcome....everyone's impressed, and you have more time to relax with a glass of wine, a bubble bath and a great book.If you want to try this cool little kitchen gadget, you can find it on Amazon here.
I received this product for free for my honest review. Julienne Vegetable Peeler

Sunday, March 22, 2015

My Dessange Vox Box from Influenster

I was lucky enough to receive the Dessange Vox Box from Influenster, and was able to try a line of Dessange hair care products. Specifically, I tried the California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Brass Color Correcting treatment. These products are specifically designed  to moisturize and protect color treated blonde hair. They are enriched with passion flower extract, to make your blonde hair radiant and luminous. They also help to keep your blonde color from becoming dull or faded. The shampoo cleanses your hair gently and enhances shine, color radiance and softness.The nourishing conditioner moisturized from root to tip and smoothes dry hair.The 3rd step is a weekly in-house treatment with Linseed oil and blue coloring that neutralizes craziness in your color and nourishes your hair. I love hair products that are specifically designed for color treated hair, because you need the extra moisture. I've always been a fan of blue shampoo, like this treatment, because it goes a long way to correcting the craziness you can sometimes get when coloring your hair blonde. I was very happy with this line of hair care products. They smell great. The shampoo works up a great lather. I found I needed a bit more of the conditioner than usually, but I do have long hair. My hair feels soft and is very shiny. My blonde still looks great. I'm really glad I got to try these great products. These products are available at Target if you'd like to try them out.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kiss Me Organics Dandelion Root Tea Review

Kiss Me Organics Dandelion Root tea is not only great tasting but also supports healthy digestion, kidney health and liver function. Organic raw dandelion root is rich in nutrients, and vitamins such as : vitamin A, C , D, B complex, Iron, Potassium, and Zinc. These nutrients can help you with mood disorders, and boosting your immune system. This tea is flavored with Hibiscus and Cinnamon, which makes it sweet, and delicious. Hibiscus is known to help regulate blood pressure, and Cinnamon is known to regulate blood sugar. I love herbal tea, and drink it regularly. It's great to enjoy something I already like while also getting these great health benefits. The tea comes in packs of 5 boxes, so you can stock up. Each box has 20 individually wrapped tea bags.One nice small thing that I liked was that on the little tag that hangs on the outside of the cup says " a gift from mother nature in every cup". I love that.  I was very happy with the flavor, and very happy to know that I am improving my health. I've tried a few products from Kiss Me Organics and am always very happy with the quality of these products.If you want to try this great dandelion root tea you can find it on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

10 White Chinese Lanterns Review

I recently had the chance to try these Chinese lanterns.
This is a package of ten Chinese Lanterns, that are wonderful for decorating parties or weddings. They can be hung from doorways, ceilings, or even arranged on tables for centerpieces. These lanterns can even be customized with ribbons, stickers, rhinestones or streamers. They can provide soft romantic lighting to your special event.These are so quick and easy to assemble, and can be used in many different ways.When you don't want to spend hours decorating but you still want a beautiful and romantic look for your event, these are a great choice.I would just give a word of warning to be careful when installing the metal frame into the lantern, because you can tear the lantern if you're not gentle.This package even comes with a free ebook with ideas for decorating with these great lanterns.If you'd like to try these lanterns you can find them on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jiva Organic Chickpeas Review

Garbanzo beans, or chick peas, are native to Asia and have been used for centuries. If you haven't tried them before, they are said to have a nut like flavor and buttery texture. They are known for being the main ingredient in many middle eastern and Indian dishes, such as hummus, falafel, and curry, but they are very versatile. I throw them in my salads pretty frequently.They are a great staple in a vegetarian diet. Chick peas are already a favorite in my house, however, I have never tried these type of dry beans before, only the ones in the can. I know that dry beans are healthier than something that comes out of a can, and these even more so because they are organic. Of course, sometimes I just go for convenience, however, though these may take a little more time in preparation, they are very fresh and tasty. The only problem I had with these beans was, never having used dry beans before, I didn't know really how to use them, and they came with no instructions. A quick Google search solved this problem, but I still would have loved to see  some instructions on the bag. The beans do need to be soaked or cooked for a long time but it amazed me how much they  grew in size. This bag goes a long long way. I used them to make an awesome tabouli type salad. I was very happy with them. They were crisp and flavorful and the bag will last for a long time. If you'd  like to try some of these great organic chick peas you can find them on Amazon here.
I received this product for free for my honest review.

Deluxe Window Mounted Cat Bed Review

If you have cats you know they love to lay in the sun and soak up the rays. What a life huh?  This cool cat bed gives your cat a great view and lots of Sun without taking up a bunch of space. This bed is held onto your window with industrial strength suction cups, which can hold up to 50 pounds.The very durable and super cute removable cover is machine washable, which is always a plus for anything that will be collecting a bunch of cat hair. It's very easy to put together and install to your window or glass doors, however I did find that it didn't quite cooperate with my bedroom window which I tried it on first, because the window was a little too narrow, but other than that it was great. It had a cute and soft fun fuzzy pad that attaches with Velcro, and my cats were very interested in this new seat. The material that makes up the actual bed is very strong and durable. I was very happy with this cat bed, and I love that it doesn't take up any of my floor space. If you need a new bed for your furry friend you should check out this one on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Custom 50x60 Fleece Photo Blanket Review

This Blanket is such a fun idea for a gift. It gives you the opportunity to take your own personal memories, and supersize them into a cozy high quality fleece blanket. This Blanket is machine washable, and very soft and cozy. It is thin, would be perfect for a throw on your couch, but it's very large, 50x60",  so it would be easy to wrap up in.I was able to take my beautiful vacation photo from Hawaii, and make it into beautiful blanket and conversation piece. This is completely customizable, so you could use a family photo, baby or kids photos or your favorite family pet.My photo was very clear and true to life. You could hang this blanket on the wall but being that it is so soft, I would recommend wrapping yourself up in your new blanket with a good book and relax. Our new photo blanket it beautiful and reminds us of a wonderful family vacation.

If you want to turn your favorite memories into a great gift for someone, or a keepsake for yourself, you can check out the company's website here.

One of my lucky readers will win their own customized fleece blanket.Watch for my upcoming post on Facebook to win this prize.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Speed Jump Rope by Bella Naturals Review

I think most of us know what a great work out jumping rope can be, so I always like to try out new things to mix up my work outs and make them more fun. Short intense jump rope sessions are a great way to burn calories. Jumping rope for 10 minutes can burn as many calories as 30 minutes of slow cardio. This jump rope is great for beginners, cross fit, and much more. It's simple  to use, because everyone knows how to jump rope. It makes your work out fun, because it brings you back to when you were a kid, and it's a great way to work up a sweat. It's also great for people who are busy because you can burn a lot in a short time. This jump rope has high quality metal ball bearings, as opposed to the cheap plastic ones in the average jump rope. This makes for faster turning of the rope and longer durability. The rope is very light, so anyone can use it. It is 10 feet long, but it can be adjusted for people of different heights. I really liked this jump rope. It was really easy to handle, and it's  a great break from my regular workout. The cable that it's made from is very strong, but light.It also comes with a nice nylon carrying case.If you'd like to try out this jump rope you can find it on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Monday, March 9, 2015

XTAVA Auto Rotating Curling Iron Review

I loved this awesome curling iron.It makes the process of curling your hair so quick and easy. Instead of rolling up each curl by hand this curling iron does it for you. Just by pressing a button the curling iron auto rolls your hair around the barrel. This cuts the time of curling your hair in half. You can also choose which way to turn the curl by press of a button, which makes for a more natural look. I've tried other automatic curlers, and the thing that sets this one apart, for me is that you clip the end of your hair in, with the standard curling iron clip,and then press the button, so it has a good hold on your hair, making it a tight curl. The ceramic tourmaline barrel is designed to create even heat so you get a long lasting curl. There are 11 temperature stages so you can use it with any hair type. It has a nice LCD display that's easy to use. It has a long 8 foot cord that swivels with the iron, so it doesn't get tangled up. I also love that it has an auto shut off, in case you forget to turn it off, it will shut off on its own if left unattended. I was very pleased with the curls It gave me and with the ease of using this iron.

If you want to get one for yourself, you can find it on Amazon here.
I received this product for free for my honest review.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Francois et Mimi Stacking Mug Set with Rack

I love this mug set from Francois et Mimi for so many reasons.  This is a 4 piece mug set in a stackable rack. The mugs are colorful, and fun. They are not only useful and convenient, but they simultaneously make a great decoration for the kitchen.They are made of stoneware ceramic and can go in the microwave and dishwasher.I have run mine through the dishwasher at least 10 times already, with no problem.They are lead free. They all fit neatly into a nice silver rack, so they save space in your kitchen. I keep mine right next to the coffee maker which is so convenient. Another great thing about these mugs for me was that, we got a Keurig Mini around Christmas time and we had a bit of a problem with our mugs just barely fitting under the Keurig, but the design of this mugs is a bit shorter than the average, which not only makes them really cute but they fit perfectly under the Keurig, so as a result, these are the only mugs we use anymore.I'm very happy with these fun mugs. These would also make a great gift for and coffee or tea drinker. If you'd  like to get one of these sets, you can find it on Amazon here.
I received this product for free for my honest review.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sprouts Voice Remedy and Cold Remedy Review

I love to sing. Granted, for the most part it's at karaoke and around the house, but I have been a part of several karaoke contests, and I know what it's like to have a hoarse voice in an important moment, but sprouts can help.It could also be useful for people who do public speaking or people who just don't want that hoarse voice.  Sprouts Voice Remedy is designed to relieve harshness in a safe, natural way. It reduces inflammation, gets rid of phlegm and opens the nasal passage. It helps your voice be smooth and clear.It is a natural product, which is always a plus for me. I like to know what I'm putting into my body.It's a much milder flavor than most products like this. It tastes a bit like honey. Overall, very easy to use, with a dropper top, this is a product I wish I'd tried a long time ago.

Sprouts Cold Remedy is a blend of herbs with anti bacterial and anti viral properties that help boost your immune system.It also helps loosen phlegm from your lungs. This remedy is proven to speed up healing and alleviate sore throat. It will minimize the cold symptoms, and shorten the length of your cold. Unlike other cold remedies, this is a natural product with a natural flavor, a little stronger than honey. Again I love the idea of an all natural product.

You can find both products here.

I received these products for free for my honest review.

Poppy Austin Eye Cream Review

After a certain age we all start to see little lines around our eyes, dark circles, or puffiness.They make us look tired and older than we want to look. Let's face it, we will do anything that helps us look younger. This Poppy Austin Eye Cream is an organic eye cream that is formulated to target puffy bags and dark circles.It also tackles the fine lines and wrinkles. The skin under your eyes is very delicate, and this eye cream is gentle and light while also very effective. The cream firms and tightens which smooths crow's feet and fine lines. It also works to hydrate and retain elasticity around your eyes. This eye cream is packed full of natural antioxidants to protect your skin, making it suitable to use on your entire face.It's made with high quality plant based ingredients like aloe, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, rose hip oil, green tea, vitamin c, vitamin e, and Tasmania oil. It works for all skin types. It absorbs quickly.This product is free from silicone, parables, additives, fillers and alcohol.
I also love that Poppy Austin strongly opposed all forms of animal testing.It has a very light pleasant scent. It's light enough to wear under your makeup and it absorbs quickly. I was very happy with it. Though I have not been using it long enough to see dramatic results, I'm excited to see what it does for me. I also love knowing that I'm putting all natural ingredients on my skin. If you'd like to try this eye cream, you can find it on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kinetics Knee Pain Relief Support Brace

I had a knee injury years ago, and my knee has never been the same. It frequently causes me pain during all sorts of activity. This knee brace is for support in your daily life to provide relief from knee pain, while staying active. The brace is very sturdy and strong. It's made from a stretchable neoprene. The material doesn't irritate your skin. It's comfortable to wear and it promotes healing by retaining heat. The brace gives you support and provides you with stability, when you have a weak knee. It has a padded ring around the knee cap to keep your knee comfortably in place,without allowing a lot of excess movement. This is an adjustable brace with Velcro closures. It's very easy to use, and comfortable to wear.I found it easier to be active without fear of instability, or fear of my knee twisting or turning in a way that could cause pain. I was very happy with the support it gave me and the quality of the brace. If you'd like to try it, you can find it on Amazon here.

I received this product for free for my honest review.