Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: Shower Bouquet XL Lace Mesh Bath Sponge

I love a good bath sponge. It feels so soft and exquisite against your skin as you take a shower. This pack of bath sponges I recently acquired feel so much better than the standard bath sponge you obtain at general stores.

   These sponges are put together in a wonderful way. You know how a lot of sponges you get eventually start falling apart at the seams? That has happened to me so often and I recall it occurring as early as one week into getting a sponge. So far, there has been no wear or tear on this sponge. I have used it regularly since it came in and it still looks like it is brand spanking new.
   I love that these sponges came in a pack of four. That way, each person in my family can have their own sponge. Even though they are pastel colors with lacey accents, the males in my family all received one. It serves a purpose, even though it may look feminine. To help determine which sponge belongs to which family member, each person got a specific color. I got the purple. My daughter got pink. My husband got blue. My son got yellow. No one will be using another person's sponge.
   I recommend these and you can get 30 percent off of your purchase of these sponges by using the following promotional discount code: LOOFAH30. Just go to the link above and apply the code at checkout.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Review: Vita Pure Products Organic Flaxseed Oil

I have thick hair and a lot of it. Sounds wonderful, right? It could be, if my hair was not so unbelievably dry. If I don't get regular amounts of conditioner in my hair, it looks like I stuck my finger in an outlet.

   I have been trying to find some natural supplements that I could incorporate into my day that would help make my hair healthier. I heard about using flaxseed oil capsules, so I thought I would give it a try. Since I began taking this supplement, my hair has not shown much improvement, but my nails have. I try to regularly paint my nails, so I notice that they tend to be brittle. I cannot grow my nails too long or they start breaking left and right. Now, I have noticed that my nails are not as brittle. They have more flexible tendencies. Instead of breaking when I accidentally hit one against the washer or dryer, it bends. Now, there is a little bit of breakage on the edges, but it is not a complete break. Therefore, I can only assume the flaxseed oil capsules are working.
   I have not noticed an increase in my weight loss, which is a side effect that is touted, but I can only assume that is not too far behind. I mean, my nails have definitely improved. I would recommend this.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Review: Islands Miracle Ultra 50 Probiotics

I have not really been big into probiotics, but I thought I would go ahead and give it a try. You never know whether or not something works for you until you try it. To be honest, I have never really given a lot of thought about my digestive process. Food goes in and goes through the necessary process. If it doesn't hurt, why mess with it?
   Well, turns out, it's more important than what I previously thought. If I take better care of my digestive system, I might not have frequent bouts of constipation and I will certainly not have as much gas. I do not experience bloating from gas, but I certainly do experience plenty of embarrassing moments due to gas.
   I got some probiotics not too long ago to test it out. Upon opening the bottle, a smell emitted, but it was not unpleasant. It was certainly not an overwhelming health food store smell. It was almost like a tropical smell. Anyway, the directions were easy enough. Take two capsules daily, which I did. I am pleased to report that two capsules were not too much for me. If two capsules are too much for you, you will experience GI discomfort and you should then reduce it to one capsule a day.
   About two days after I began taking these probiotics, my gas noticeably dissipated. That is a pleasant report to give. The healthy bacteria the probiotics give my large and small intestines are definitely doing their job.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Review: LuminWiz Warm White LED Bulb

While I am frugal with the lights in my household, I do like to have a good supply of light bulbs on hand. You never know when one is going to go out or accidentally break.
   I recently acquired this light bulb to see how it compares to the standard light bulbs I usually buy. You know, the ones
that come in a pack of four that you can get at almost any retail store in America. I have to say that this one certainly does more than compare.
   I love that it is dimmable. You do not have to worry about getting blinded in the middle of the night. The light can be low and not obtrusive to your sleepy eyes. Also, it is an LED bulb, so you know it is going to be energy savvy. It will last longer and you will see a difference in your electricity bills as time goes on. The more LED bulbs you have, the better.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Smart Scale Digital Square Glass Scale

I have a love-hate relationship with scales. As I am sure do most people in this country. Years ago, I upgraded from the weighted hand to a digital scale. However the digital scale I had, while accurate, was horridly ugly. Then I looked at the options I had in the stores. I did not want to spend an unreasonable amount of money on a scale just so it could look prettier.

   But then I found this scale and while it not be exactly what I was looking for aesthetically, it is certainly a huge improvement over my former scale. I like the sleek and modern look of this scale. The glass helps me in the quest of keeping it clean, which is simple with some window cleaner. No streaks, no mess, no footprints.
   So far, I would have to say the readings the scale has given me has been accurate. What my former scale gave is what this scale gave me on day one. I wanted to make sure I was getting the same reading before chucking my old scale. And I got that same reading. I have no complaints. The screen reads very clear. The batteries tend to be used up faster than my old scale, which is a downside, but I can contend with it for a while. I would recommend this scale to those who are looking for a more modern scale.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: Spa Life's Apple Cinnamon Handmade Soap

I am not usually one for bars of soap. As a lot of people, I love my body wash. I have a few bars of soap standing by for when I run out of body wash. Now, I have another couple bars of soap, but these smell SO much nicer!

   Imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of apple cinnamon buns, or apple cinnamon oatmeal. That is what these bars smell like - apple cinnamon. And when you open them up from their packaging . . . WOW! That smell hits you in the face. It is strong, but not unpleasant in the least bit.
   The scent was so nice, I wanted to give it a try the next time I took a shower. Indeed, my skin smelled like apple cinnamon after I was done. The soap did it's job, too. My skin was also squeaky clean. I don't think it did anything as far as moisturizing goes, though. My skin is uber dry, so I need a lot of moisturizing in my soaps and body washes. But, after a round of lotion, I was good to go.
   I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for an alternative to the bars of soap generally found in big box stores. So much better than the standard fare!
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review: Maxam's 4-Piece 13 ounce Double Wall Stainless Steel Tumbler Set

We have a love affair going on with stainless steel in this household. We are actively trying to replace most things in our kitchen with stainless steel. I recently acquired a set of four stainless steel tumblers and thus, four glasses were donated to the thrift store.

   Personally, I love these. I know my son will not break them now that he is drinking out of big boy cups and they hold enough milk, water or juice to satiate his thirst. So far, he has dropped it and thrown to his sister in an effort to play catch. There are no dents or dings in these cups.
   I love how smooth the stainless steel is. They feel amazing in your hands. I also love how sleek and modern these are. These would look amazing in an industrial or steampunk themed restaurant or bar. For the time being, they look stunning sitting in my cupboard and on my table.
   I would recommend anyone getting these cups if they have young hands holding drinking containers, if you are looking for a more modern look in your home or if you just want some sleek, durable drinkware.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.