Monthly Archives: December 2016

Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener

 

 

My kidlet has ethnic hair which is coarse and thick, while my hair is fine and thin. We each have our own needs when it comes to hair styling. I love being able to style my hair but I can’t use her tools and she can’t use mine because they aren’t made to work with all hair types. Xtava took this into consideration when they came out with the Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener. The Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener from Xtava is a new and different kind of styler than what’s been available to the consumer in the past. This straightener has a number of really great features that sets it apart from the others.

 

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The Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener from Xtava comes in a flat black colored hard-board box. It comes with a zippered, insulated bag for safe storage while not in use. (Note: always cool your iron down before storing it).

 

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Before using the Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener from Xtava, I read the instructions thoroughly. The microprocessor offers multiple heat settings according to the type of hair you have, ranging from 265-445 degrees fahrenheit. The flat iron features an integrated temperature regulator to keep the temperature from fluctuating while you are styling your hair. This, combined with infrared heat and Ceramic tourmaline plates, gives a smoother shinier finished product.

 

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The Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener from Xtava heats up within 90 seconds so there’s not a lot of waiting. A generously sized screen shows the temperature so you know when it’s ready to use. My last flat iron kept shutting off because of the temperature control location on the side of the iron. This iron’s controls are in the same place but they don’t seem to click off as easily. And the 2 inch wide plate makes it easier to iron larger sections of hair at a time. The iron has an automatic shut off feature and an extra long 8 foot cord with a 360 degree swivel end to keep it from tangling.

 

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I’m very happy with the Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener from Xtava. They’ve included a lot of features that I would have expected in a professional straightener, but they priced it so the average user can afford it. Thanks Xtava!

 

You can find the Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener from Xtava online here:

https://www.amazon.com/xtava-Pro-Satin-Infrared-Straightener-Professional/dp/B00RFWKUWO/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1483236510&sr=1-1&keywords=flat+iron

 

I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

Lemon Essential Oil for Aromatherapy from Pure Body Naturals

 

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This month I am sampling Lemon Essential Oil for Aromatherapy from Pure Body Naturals. This is a Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil with no fillers and no additives. It’s a premium grade, 5X strength oil that comes in a 1 Fl Oz bottle. The bottle is dark brown, so it protects the oil from light exposure, ensuring that it stays fresh longer. It also comes with a handy dropper for measuring out the oil in recipes.

The Lemon Essential Oil for Aromatherapy from Pure Body Naturals works great for cleaning and disinfecting all sorts of things, from metal, glass, ceramics leather, or wood. It’s a wonderful additive to your bath and can also be used to cleanse whether in a cleansing mixture or on its own. It’s clean, invigorating smell just makes me happy!

 

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Speaking of happy, Lemon Essential Oil for Aromatherapy from Pure Body Naturals is great for use in a diffuser. It’s well known for elevating moods and boosting your metabolism. Add a few drops to a spray bottle and you have instant room deodorizer. Put this in a mini spray bottle and you have a purse size deodorizer that travels with you. Next time you visit the rest room and it smells funky you’ll thank me for this one, guaranteed!

 

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Speaking of guarantees, Pure Body Naturals is so sure you’ll like their product that they give you not one, but 3 months to try your new oil out. If you don’t like it for any reason, simply email them and they’ll send you your money back.

You can find Lemon Essential Oil for Aromatherapy from Pure Body Naturals online here:

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Aromatherapy-Pure-Body-Naturals/dp/B01LMIXY06/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1483074068&sr=1-1&keywords=lemon+essential+oil

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

Brooklyn Bean Roastery Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa for Keurig K Cup Brewers, 40 Count

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During this time of year, I love getting away from all of the hustle and bustle and settling in for an evening of Christmas Movies and maybe a cup of hot cocoa to relax and unwind. I recently got a 40 count box of Brooklyn Bean Roastery Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa for Keurig K Cup Brewers. I’ve tried a number of their cocoas and I’ve yet to be disappointed. They all are so flavorful and delicious and this cocoa was no exception.

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We chose a movie and popped it in, snuggled on the couch with blankets and slippered feet, and began to watch one of our favorites, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In no time, we were ready for a mid-movie break to make our cocoa.

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Brooklyn Bean Roastery Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa is a rich, smooth, peanut buttery hot cocoa. It pairs one of the most iconic flavor combinations there is; peanut butter and chocolate. Who doesn’t love that? But this time it’s in the form of a velvety smooth cocoa that’ll warm you to your toes! Perfect after a long day of chasing after Christmas presents, entertaining guests, or baking 12 dozen Christmas cookies. It’s as good a reason as any to sit back and relax for a while.

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I love that Brooklyn Bean Roastery Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa fits in my Keurig K Cup Brewer. I just pop one of the K cups in the top of the Keurig, close the lid, and push the button. The large size option is perfect for this cocoa. It’s a nice big cup of cocoa but it hasn’t lost a bit of its intensity. And at only 70 calories, I can enjoy a cup of cocoa without feeling guilty. I can even reach for one of those freshly baked cookies to go with it. Mmm, I have to go- I think it’s time to make a cup of Brooklyn Bean Roastery Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa and settle in.

You can find Brooklyn Bean Roastery Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa online here:

https://www.amazon.com/Brooklyn-Roastery-Peanut-Single-Cup-Brewers/dp/B00O647RR0/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1483069823&sr=8-2&keywords=peanut%2Bbutter%2Bcup%2Bhot%2Bcocoa&th=1

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

 

 

Helichrysum Essential Oil from Oil Labs

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Helichrysum Essential Oil from Essential Oil Labs is good for many uses. It’s well known for skin conditions like sunburn, acne, and wound relief, as well as for wrinkles and dry skin. It naturally protects and heals skin. I recently had an ingrown toenail that became infected. My friend suggested I use Rosemary and Helichrysum oil on it and it cleared it up very quickly.

 

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I also like using Helichrysum Essential Oil from Essential Oil Labs in my diffuser. It’s got a light fruity scent that is very pleasing to me. It is known for easing stress and negativity. My hubby seems to have the grumps, so I put it in the diffuser and it seems to put him in a better mood. I just like the smell!

I noticed that Helichrysum Essential Oil from Essential Oil Labs is on sale right now on Amazon. You can find it online here:

https://www.amazon.com/Helichrysum-Oil-Therapeutic-Acetate-Essential/dp/B01LZANMNN/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1482453254&sr=8-1&keywords=helichrysum+oil

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

Pure Magnesium Citrate Capsules from Divine Bounty

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I never realized how important Magnesium is in your daily supplements until I was invited to try Pure Magnesium Citrate Capsules from Divine Bounty.These capsules contain 208mg of Elemental Magnesium per daily serving of 2 capsules. And the bottle contains 120 capsules- enough to last for 2 months.

I was recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. I am taking Calcium Supplements as well as Vitamin D3 to give my bones the best health they can get. I am trying to get the most benefit I can from both food sources as well as supplements, and I read that Magnesium is also a key to good bone health. Pure Magnesium Citrate Capsules from Divine Bounty is chelated with Citrate for maximum absorption. Benefits from taking magnesium include aiding in proper function of nerves, muscles, bones, the heart, and many other parts of the body. Magnesium also helps neutralize stomach acid.

 

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I take 2 capsules with my breakfast each day. I can’t tell you how well it has worked until I go back to the doctor to see how my bones are doing. I am impressed with the product and I know that Divine Bounty stands behind their product. If you try it and you aren’t satisfied, they offer a 100% money back guarantee.

Pure Magnesium Citrate Capsules from Divine Bounty can be found online here:

https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Magnesium-Citrate-Capsules-Supplement/dp/B01LYWPNY6/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482219573&sr=1-1&keywords=magnesium+citrate

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headphones from Mpow

 

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I’m very particular about the earbuds or headphones I use. I have really sensitive ears and I just can’t wear earbuds unless they’re very soft and comfortable.  Even then, I can only wear them for so long and then I have to take them off. Recently, I was offered the chance to try Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headphones from Mpow.

 

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The Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headphones from Mpow is a foldable headset that is able to be used either wireless with an inline microphone for hands free phone calls or wired so you can use your headset without using up the battery. It’s super easy to pair with your favorite device. I love the Memory protein ear cushions- they’re so soft and comfortable on my ears! The custom fit makes them noise cancelling so I hear less background noise and more of what I want to hear through the headset. This headset is made of quality materials and is built to last.

 

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It’s simple to charge the Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headphones from Mpow by plugging them into your computer or charger. A charge lasts up to 13 hours for playing your favorite tunes or 15 hours of talking time. And when you’re done, simply fold them and place them into the provided soft bag to protect them until you’re ready to use them again. This also makes it easy to carry them in a travel bag for use on planes or whichever mode of travel you choose.

I’m impressed with the quality of the Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headphones from Mpow. The sound is crisp and clear and much better than the old headset I had. I should have tried these sooner!

The Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headphones from Mpow can be found online here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MXQFPE8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

 

 

Premium Food Storage Containers from Fullstar

 

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We’ve purchased tons of containers of varying shapes and sizes over the years. Some work well, some not so much. I really hate using a container to transport food only to get there and have in all over the bottom of the bag. And some containers are so difficult to close that I can’t even use them. I’m having even more difficulty now that I’ve injured my hand. I didn’t expect to have this issue but it’s here and I have to make some changes to accommodate it. So I got this Premium Food Storage Containers from Fullstar and I’m happy to say I am back in business and better off than before.

 

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The Premium Food Storage Containers from Fullstar come in a set of 18, which consists of 9 containers and 9 lids. You get one 5.5l rectangular container; two 750ml rectangular containers; two 250ml rectangular containers; two 250ml round containers; and two 100ml round containers. I love that there are so many different sizes, so it’s easy to find a container to fit most anything. The biggest container has been hard at work with all of the holiday cookies we’ve been making. And I used a lot of containers when I transported ingredients to my friend’s house for our bake-a-thon. The small containers are great for storing small items, like my kidlet’s beads for her bracelet making.

 

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The Premium Food Storage Containers from Fullstar are made from translucent FDA APPROVED polypropylene plastic. They’re free of any BPA, phthalates or other toxins- making them fully safe for food storage. They’re refrigerator, freezer, microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe. They have a unique 4-hinge locking design so they’re leakproof, waterproof, and airtight. And they nest neatly in the cabinet when not in use.

I love my Premium Food Storage Containers from Fullstar so much I bought a set for my daughter and I’m thinking of buying another one for myself.

 

The Premium Food Storage Containers from Fullstar can be found online here:

https://www.amazon.com/containers-comparable-Tupperware-container-Fullstar/dp/B01M1EAB4R/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1481841341&sr=1-1&keywords=food+storage+containers

 

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

PRO-Kids: Children’s Probiotics from Hyperbiotics

 

Since I started taking Probiotics from Hyperbiotics regularly, I have noticed that my health is better. I’m able to feel more energetic and my stomach issues have calmed down considerably. The different formulas of probiotics offered by Hyperbiotics have all helped with stomach symptoms, but each one delivers a different remedy for other issues such as weight gain, urinary tract problems, moodiness, and general malaise. Today I am reviewing PRO-Kids: Children’s Probiotics from Hyperbiotics. This formula is made especially for kids and their delicate digestive systems. 

 

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It’s no wonder kids have issues with their tummies. All of the artificially flavored and colored, processed, sweetened foods they eat on a daily basis can wreak havoc over time. Their systems may need a jump start to get back on track again. PRO-Kids: Children’s Probiotics from Hyperbiotics offers a tiny, pearl shaped pill that only needs to be taken once a day. It’s made for kids age 4 and up and is easy to swallow. It can be chewed, but I wouldn’t recommend that if possible. It says its orange flavored but I didn’t care for the taste at all. If they chew it, it won’t taste bad- it just doesn’t taste good to me.

 

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The beauty of PRO-Kids: Children’s Probiotics from Hyperbiotics is that their products are made using a patented system that ensures that 60% of the probiotics in each pill will make it to your child’s intestinal tract, as compared to other brands which only 4% of their probiotics make it past the stomach and all of its acids. When you consider that 80% of our immune system is in our guts, it’s like having an enemy invading your immune system and having a whole host of armed fighters awaiting their arrival. This spells out a healthy immune system and that means a healthy kid!

 

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My kidlet took this pill once a day with her breakfast and she had no issue swallowing it. PRO-Kids is sugar free (sweetened with stevia) and has ZERO artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. She had previously been complaining almost daily of her tummy bothering her. Since she started taking PRO-Kids: Children’s Probiotics from Hyperbiotics, she hasn’t complained at all. I would give this product a thumbs up!

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You can find PRO-Kids: Children’s Probiotics from Hyperbiotics online here:

https://www.amazon.com/PRO-Kids-Childrens-Probiotics-Effective-Recommended/dp/B00MVX0MKW/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1481525366&sr=1-3&keywords=probiotics

 

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics from Hyperbiotics

 

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I have a number of issues that cause me to be tired and not my usual self. While the medications I take for these issues help the issues, they also drain me of energy and I just don’t find myself wanting to do much. I also have digestive issues that I won’t go into too much detail about. Let’s just say things don’t always move like they should.

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I’ve been using different formulations of probiotics from Hyperbiotics over the past few months now and I have found each one to be helpful for a number of things. This time I am trying PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics by Hyperbiotics. These probiotics are specifically designed to provide 15 times the results as a regular capsule would give. This is because they have a patented delivery system that ensures the living organisms will survive for 8 to 10 hours. This gets them past the stomach acids where most probiotics are killed, and down deep into the gut, even as far as the large intestine. There, the addition of Kiwi fruit powder helps the probiotics to colonize. This helps turn your digestive system back into a working machine! Now your body begins to metabolize which leads to better digestion, more energy, and even weight loss.

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I take 1 PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics by Hyperbiotics once a day with breakfast for daily maintenance. You can take up to 3 daily for maximum weight loss and support. My mood is better, my digestive issues are under control again, and I’m feeling much better. I have not noticed any weight loss so far but I’m very happy with the results of using PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics by Hyperbiotics.

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You can find PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics by Hyperbiotics online here:

https://www.amazon.com/PRO-15-Advanced-Strength-Probiotics-Technology/dp/B00NNTBF22/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1481332203&sr=1-3&keywords=probiotics&th=1

I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from Hyperbiotics

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Okay, I’ve been using probiotics for a while now and I am feeling much better than I used to. My tummy seems to be happier and I suffer far less from gas and bloating. I tried Better Body  Probiotics for Weight Loss Support from Hyperbiotics and it’s really made a difference. So I was curious how well the PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from  Hyperbiotics would work for me. I got a bottle a few weeks ago and started taking them. PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from  Hyperbiotics comes in a bottle of 30 non-coated caplets.

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The dosage is 1 caplet with or without food for daily maintenance or 2-3 caplets twice a day for intense support. I am not presently having any symptoms so I chose to do 1 caplet each day. I generally take mine with food but sometimes I forget and I take it when I take my other medications.

The reason behind having a specific probiotic is that women have different needs than men. Some of the issues we experience are directly related to how well our gut is working. Each PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from  Hyperbiotics contains 250 mg of cranberry extract and naturally occurring D-Mannose, along with 5 billion CFU of their proprietary probiotic blend. What you won’t find is Gluten, Lactose Soy, Yeast, or Artificial colors or preservatives. This combination helps maintain healthy yeast,  a healthy weight, and help improve digestion and regularity.

The real beauty behind PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from  Hyperbiotics is their system of delivery. Their patented process doesn’t use an enteric coated pill or a veggie coated pill, so the probiotics have a 60% chance of making it into the deep gut rather than die before they get past the stomach and its acids, which other company’s products do with a 4% chance of survival. I don’t know about you but I don’t like taking pills that don’t do any good. The addition of D-Mannose actively works to prevent undesirable foreign substances, like bacteria, from attaching to the urinary tract lining. When ingested, D-Mannose is mostly excreted in the urine, so you don’t have to consume large quantities of a sugary cranberry drink to reap the benefits. 

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I like being able to do something proactively to feel better, have more energy, and keep the extra pounds at bay. I find that PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from  Hyperbiotics has been beneficial for me.

PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women from  Hyperbiotics can be found online here:
I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.
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