Sunday, September 28, 2014

Don't forget to pick up the Licefreee Spray! with a free coupon nowthat the kids are back in school! #licefree

I received a complimentary bottle of Licefreee Spray! through One2One Network.  My opinions are my own.

It has happened to several of my friends over the years. Not a fun event, that is for sure but an outbreak of lice is now manageable especially with better options out there like Licefreee Spray!  It was actually invented by a fellow mom, Wendy Langley.The active ingredient in Licefreee Spray is salt (aka, sodium chloride or natrum muriaticum). So, the active ingredient is non-toxic. This is a fact that is very important to the vast majority of parents. No one wants to dose their children with chemicals if it is not necessary.  Licefreee Spray! will work the first time it is applied too.

Tec Labs is the maker of Licefreee Products and they have been around for a long time.  They are actually a family owned pharmaceutical company based in Oregon. I am a big, long time fan of Tecnu and Calagel (I am one of those sad souls who is highly allergic to poison ivy). Both those products have saved me from either getting poison ivy or at least reducing the spread and itch significantly. I was thrilled to hear they were the manufacturers of Licefreee Spray! 

It is easy to find the bright purple bottles and colorful packaging.  Licefreee Spray! retails for around $10 for a 6 oz bottle, which is typically enough product to treat at least two children—depending on the length of the child’s hair. Licefreee Spray! can be used on kids as young as 6 months too.  You got the whole family covered with a non-toxic option. A very high quality stainless steel comb is included, in case a parent wants to do a comb out. Licefreee Spray! is pleasant smelling to kids and adults and a cinch to apply.  It couldn't be easier. A parent only needs to saturate the hair and let the hair dry for the lice to be dead.

Licefreee Spray! is available nationally at Walmart, Walgreens, Dollar General, Kroger and many regional chains.  Walgreens has had Licefreee Spray! for a few years now so you can see there are tons of good reviews on their site.  You can get an idea from other consumer experiences to make you feel more confident and get tips from other moms and dads that have been there and dealt with it before. Licefreee Spray! even maintains a toll free Mama and Daddy help and sanity number too.  You can call them anytime at 1-800-ITCHING.  They are so confident that they stand behind Licefreee Spray! and unconditionally guarantee it 100%

Licefreee Spray! just wants to get the word out to help put a parents’ mind at ease. Speaking from experience, a head lice outbreak causes an immense amount of anxiety, fear, frustration, stress,  panic and many other negative emotions for parents and children. Licefreee can help in a real and profound way so a family can, hopefully, avoid all the drama, tears and heartbreak that comes with a head lice infestation.  Here is a manufacturer coupon for $2 off a bottle of Licefreee Spray! at (Exp. 10/20/2014)

Their Name Is Today Johann Christoph Arnold Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. My opinions are my own.

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There are so many challenges involved in bringing up children today. It seems like it is scarier than ever to ensure you have a child who has their beacon set in the right direction.  Johann Christoph Arnold is confident that diligent parents and educators can set children in the proper direction with proper forethought.  He has some ideas that make you think differently and have hope that you can bring your children up right even amidst all the craziness and internet frenzy out there.

If you want to glean insights into how to raise and influence children to be more compassionate and considerate, more courageous and confident, more independent, secure, and unselfish; if you want your children to be more loving and joy-filled, then get reading!” —excerpt from Mark K. Shriver’s Foreword (President of Save the Children Action Network)

Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that threaten to deny children a healthy, happy childhood, courageous parents and teachers can turn the tide. Yes, we can reclaim childhood, says Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped more than a million readers through the challenges of education and family life. In Their Name Is Today, he highlights drastic changes in the way our society treats children. But he also brings together the voices of dedicated parents and educators who are finding creative ways to give children the time and space they need to grow. Cutting through the noise of conflicting opinions, Arnold takes us to the heart of education and parenting by defending every child’s right to the joy and wonder of childhood.

A noted speaker and writer on marriage, parenting, and end-of-life issues, Arnold is a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities. With his wife, Verena, he has counseled thousands of individuals and families over the last forty years, as well as serving as an advisor at several innovative private schools. Arnold’s message has been shaped by encounters with great peacemakers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Cėsar Chavez, and John Paul II. Born in Great Britain in 1940 to German refugees, Arnold spent his boyhood years in South America, where his parents found asylum during the war; he immigrated to the US in 1955. He and his wife have eight children, forty-four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They live in upstate New York.

Acclaim for the author:

“A much-needed message not only for South Africa, but for the whole world.” -Nelson Mandela, on Why Forgive (one of Arnold’s books)

“In this book we find a message needed today in every part of the world.” -Mother Teresa, from her forword to Sex, God, & Marriage (one of Arnold’s books)

“Written in a way that is easy to grasp…indeed, very beautifully.” - Pope Benedict XVI, on A Little Child Shall Lead Them (one of Arnold’s books)

You can find out more about the author and Their Name is Today on the official website.
Don't forget to enter to win my Rafflecopter giveaway to win your own copy. A can't miss book if you have children.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Children's Claritin has teamed up with KaBOOM!

Always check with your physician before starting any medication or supplement product and specifically Children's Claritin. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Children's Claritin has teamed up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to bring Imagination Playground™ to communities in need. Voting is currently underway at! Vote Now to Help Kids Have More Fun - One Playspace at a Time.
As parents, we spend a lot of time discovering creative ways to nurture our children's curiosity. Luckily, being outdoors provides the perfect landscape, fueling young imaginations and creating endless possibilities for exploration, discovery and creativity. Children's Claritin hopes to inspire parents to create innovative play spaces in their backyards, and communities.
Children's Claritin also believes in the benefits of outdoor activity for children, and wants to help children get the most out of every day! They're teaming up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to help bring innovative playspaces to communities in need and you can help! By voting, you can help them pick the four community organizations that will receive Imagination Playground™. What's Imagination Playground™? See imagination at play - watch last year's winner enjoying Imagination Playground™.
Be sure to visit where you can place your vote and gather playspace inspirations for creating your own backyard playspace.  
While visiting the Children's Claritin & KaBOOM! Facebook page, you can also:
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Vote now and help us pick the four community organizations that will receive Imagination Playground™. You can vote one time per day through 9/26/14. Click here for voting rules.

Limm iPhone Armband Review #iPhoneArmband

I love to go running and when I am not running, I am at the gym about 4 times a week. Even when I am away on business, I keep to my fitness schedule. I used to worry so much about losing or damaging my iPhone, I was a nervous nellie with protecting it. In comes the LIMM Sports Armband to take one problem right off my plate. Nothing protects my phone better than the Limm Sports Armband. I love that this band is made of high quality materials.  Another great features of this band is that it is a fully adjustable armband. It allows you to enjoy all the features of my iPhone 5 (it is compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C/4/4S and Samsung S4) while keeping it secure, protected and accessible during a run, workout or whatever other crazy exercises I am doing that particular day. 

The Limm iPhone Armband is super comfortable and extremely lightweight!  I am pretty petite and it totally doesn't weigh me down at all no matter what I am doing.

Limm Armband Product Features: 

  • Access all your device's buttons and features
  • Insert/remove device quickly and conveniently
  • Elastic Velcro strap stays tightly and securely attached to your arm
  • Lycar and Neoprene case is very lightweight and provides comfort
  • Protection against heavy sweating as well as light rain
  • Front/back screen protectors
  • Key holder
  • Hand-washable

So many people are out there working hard to get themselves fit and healthy. Trust me, I know it is no easy task. I remember how hard I worked to lose the baby weight after my Little Glamamama was was a while back but I worked like a dog to get rid of those extra pounds.  Limm worked hard themselves to design a great product that works well for most all of us but they did want to share with you that the iPhone armband fits arm sizes of 10-3/4" to 16-1/8" in circumference.  Please measure before you buy it to make sure it works for you. I am hoping it works for all of my readers.

Now, don't forget...this great Limm armband works with a variety of devices including the following:

1- Armband is compatible with iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 4 and 4s (all of these without a case).
2- Armband is compatible with iPod Touch 4 / 5 (without a case).

You can buy the Limm iPhone Armband on Amazon and make life a little more convenient for you too.

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.

Frontier Soups Homemade in Minutes Dinner Ideas Blog Review #momsmeet @frontiersoups

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC,who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. 

Frontier Soups is an American company founded by Trisha Anderson, who transformed her life-long love of cooking into a career in the food industry. The company is dedicated to creating the best all-natural products possible. They believe that soup is the essence of comfort food and Frontier Soups mixes make it so easy to serve simple, satisfying meals at home. Today, they offer a variety of all-natural soups, stews, chili, and chowders to families around the country.All Frontier Soups Homemade in Minutes mixes include all-natural ingredientswith no added salt, preservatives, or MSG.

Frontier offers a variety of mixes including: South of the Border Tortilla Soup Mix, Connecticut Cottage Chicken Noodle Soup Mix, Florida Sunshine Red Pepper Corn Chowder Soup Mix, West Coast Kale and Quinoa Vegetable Soup Mix, Mississippi Delta Tomato Basil Soup Mix, and Little Schoolhouse Alphabet Soup Mix.

• With the help of Frontier Soups Homemade in Minutes mixes it takes just 30-45 minutes to create a meal for your family and friends.

• All corn and rice ingredients in every mix are certified non-GMO. Many of the Frontier Soups mixes are certified gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association.

• Frontier Soups Homemade in Minutes mixes are available from the following retailers: Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Kroger Natural Stores, Central Market in Texas, Great Harvest Bread Stores, Omaha Steaks, Braum’s Fresh Markets and 1500 other independent and specialty stores across the country, and in Canada at Sobey’s and Whole Foods. Products are also available online at Frontier Soups, Abe’s Market and Amazon.

Frontier Soups is offering an exclusive Moms Meet deal to share with
my readers too. They have a Moms Meet Soup Mix 6-pack for 20% off the original price, + free shipping. Buy it now at

We had a bunch of fun making the Red Pepper Corn Chowder.  Of course Little Glamamama and I had to get sassy and add some white beans and extra corn....since Daddy is a vegetarian we used vegetable broth and added chicken to only our portions.  It looked wonderful as it was but I just can't help myself when I cook.

The whole shebang came together in minutes flat.  This would be a life-saver for busy weeknights.  It turned out super delicious!  We can't wait to try out the other varieties in the next few weeks. 

You can visit Frontier Soups to get more information about the company. On their website you’ll also find some other sassy recipe ideas that will help upgrade your traditional soup recipes to gourmet meals in a few simple steps. These a the perfect option for time-crunched moms whether you are busy with the kids at home, working from home or working in a busy office.  Frontier Soups also publishes a blog filled with cooking tips and must-know nutrition info. You can get the social scoop about all the deals by following them on Twitter and Facebook too. Don't forget to check out Moms Meet too.

Shandali Stickyfiber Hot Yoga Towel Review #Shandali

I have been a yoga fiend the past few months.  Of course I am still doing all my crazy boot camp stuff but the yoga is so relaxing and it gets my tight muscles all stretched out.  I even fell asleep in the final relaxation portion of the class the other day....luckily I had   cushioned myself with the Shandali yoga towel so I stayed nice and comfortable.  I love this soft and absorbent towel! The Shandali Stickyfiber Hot Yoga Towel is the best.Great for warm or hot yoga classes when you get really sweaty.
Here is an easy way to increase your confidence and focus during your yoga or pilates class while your mat stays dry and you stay safe on your mat - no more slipping around!  No more borrowed or too small towels either. This is one of the best Bikram yoga, Pilates, fitness and exercise towels with a great lifetime guarantee.
The GoSweat towel is very absorbent and quick dries in a flash. It was actually designed to soak up sweat and moisture specifically for sports, fitness and yoga. I have been impressed that it really dries quickly. I do take care to wash after each class....I am very particular about cleaning my gym and yoga gear regularly.

The Shandali Stickyfiber Hot Yoga Towel is a perfect companion to any activity. Think about is very light weight so you can carry it easily to and from your yoga studio. Versatile so you can use it at the gym, pool, beach, and other activities.

The Shandali Stickyfiber Hot Yoga Towel actually extends the life of your yoga mat by creating a hygienic layer between you and your mat. Survives countless washings in cool water too so you save too!  If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, within 30 days, you can return your The Shandali Stickyfiber Hot Yoga Towel for a no-questions asked, full refund.  You can find it exclusively on Amazon too so you can have your Shandali  Yoga Towel shipped to your door in a few days...even less with Prime.

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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Abundant Harvest for Teens & Adults Review + Giveaway #FaithandFamily

It can be a real challenge to find wholesome board games for family game night. How can a good parent get the kids unplugged? I recently had the opportunity to do just that with an innovative new board game that makes kids and adults alike THINK.  Abundant Harvest® for Teens & Adults is a patented, award-winning conversation game designed to help parents and educators open a door (in a fun way!)  to more effective communication, encourage decision making based on principles such as honesty, loyalty, and commitment with the intent of reinforcing the Law of the Harvest, simply, “you reap what you sow.” 


What does this fun game make you think about?  Abundant Harvest for Teens and Adults encourages open discussion on real-world situations and players are asked the question, “What would YOU do?” The questions are designed to not have a real definitive answer but to make the players go a little deeper inside themselves.  Teens and adults alike get to think about how their decisions, good and bad, might affect others and themselves in the short and long term. Some of the questions really bring up topics that patents might not have discussed with them but are important to their health, safety and happiness.  

Adults will enjoy the opportunity to interact with their teens in a personal but fun manner that doesn't happen as often as they like these days with the Internet and endless activities. Harvest® for Teens & Adult also opens the window a bit into the teen mind and provides an opportunity for more expansive discussions. Kids feel comfortable speaking their mind because, after all, it is "just" a game night.

My thoughts:  We love board games from Scrabble to Sorry but Harvest® for Teens & Adults is different.  It is a board game with some special benefits.  It was a lot of fun to play and really got the whole family talking about morals, right and wrong and what it means to be a kind, thoughtful person. Harvest® for Teens & Adults provides a relaxing opportunity to put away the electronics and have some time together reinforcing our beliefs and ideals as a family.  This is a great game for educators, families, Sunday School teachers or even teen camps.  The suggested age range is 13+which seems reasonable considering the nature of the game. Children much younger than that would probably have some challenges with it unless they are very precocious. You can buy the Abundant Harvest game for Teens and Adults here. Meanwhile, enter to win my Rafflecopter giveaway to win your own game. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Whirl-a-Style Ponytail Volumizer + Extender Red Carpet Celebrity Look Review and Giveaway #celebrityponytails

We love to have Spa Beauty Style days here in our home. It could include facial masques to hair treatments or styles. My tween loves for me to help her with newly discovered and minted styles straight from the pages of Pinterest but sometimes it can be a real challenge. Even with our beauty salon worth drawers and cabinets full of supplies, sprays, pins, clips and bands.  I never realized that the right tools can make all the difference in the finished look of a hair style until I was contacted by Whirl-a-Style.  

Whirl-a-Style has a whole catalogue full of amazing products that make anyone look like celebrity style pro.  The ponytail has been a hot trend for the past few years. The popularity hasn't dimmed at fact recently I saw it everywhere on the catwalks at the fashion shows.  Whirl-a-Style was determined to design a product that would make the ponytail beautiful, fun and exciting for anyone by giving it amazing height and volume. Just like the look that you see on the covers of all the magazines, you know what I mean. After extensive research on design and materials, they developed this patented and trademarked ponytail product that gives you exactly the look you want.  The design gives as much height and dimension as you want while holding and staying in the hair even if you are dancing all night long.  The best part is there are several options for the Whirl-a-Style Ponytail Volumizer and Extender.

The Whirl-a-Style Ponytail Volumizer and Extender comes in 3 sizes 1, 2 and 3-inch lengths and different fabrics too. The Fashion Obsessed line is made of polyethelene material and comes in several trendy colors including Hot Pink, Purple, Black, Cream and Copper .  The Haute Ponytail Extender and Volumizer is made from fabric and comes in 2 Leopard and Zebra patterns.

My thoughts:  The Whirl-a-Style products are easy to use and make styling a high ponytail a heck of a lot easier. I enjoyed the ability to get the volume I needed and still have a beautiful look without as much fuss as before.  I love to feel like my hair is longer with the ponytail extender. My tween has been having fun with them as well and thinks they are much easier to use than our traditional methods. You can find Whirl-a-Style ponytail volumizer on Amazon for the easier purchasing ever. Meanwhile, enter my Rafflecopter giveaway to win one of your own Whirl-a-Style products. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

DKnight Magicbox Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review #DKnightMagicboxUltraPortableWirelessBluetoothSpeak

One of the hottest accessories out there now are portable wireless bluetooth speakers. Some of them are totally priced out of reason but not a great one that I recently had the opportunity to check out. The DKnight Magicbox Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is a good, reasonably priced option. It offers some powerful sound with built in microphone.  This DKnight Magicbox works seamlessly for Iphones, Ipad Minis, Ipad 4/3/2, itouch, Blackberry, Nexus, Samsung and many other smartphones and Mp3 players. The DKnight Magicbox recently got a major upgrade with easy to follow standard "Beep" sound prompts too. This is the model I was able to review.
I love that this wireless speaker is so small it fits into the palm of my hand. It has a built in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 10 hours or music or talk.  It even comes with a USB charging cable so I can charge it via my laptop, wall charger or even in the car. It would also work with a desktop if that is what you use. My own desktop has been retired for a few years.  This amazing little device supports wireless music streaming via novel Bluetooth v3.0 technology.  How do you get such powerful sound from a tiny little device like this? It contains not one but two highly powerful 40mml total 6W acoustic drivers and the ultra-small size produces a wide audio spectrum that pretty much knocked my socks off this week.

You can see how simple the DKnight Magicbox is to use in the photo above. It is not complicated and has easy to follow buttons. I find that the built-in Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery really has been giving me close to 10 hours of playtime. I am loving the built-in microphone so I can use it for hands-free speaker phone calling. It is a cinch to pair too...much easier than my car since you don't need any codes or pins.
This is a great option to bring to the beach or even on a vacation since it is only 8.3 ounces. Plays all kinds of audio devices through 3.5mm aux in the jack.  I have been using it with my iphone 5 and my tween has used it with the ipad mini.  The music sounds wonderful and it was simple for both of us to learn how to use it quickly. You can pick this DKnight Magicbox Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker up quickly right on Amazon my absolute fave place to shop. 

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.

Organic Spirulina Review #OrganicSpirulina

Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically Sari Foods Spirulina. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

I really try to eat healthy and do what I can to support my immune system. I was excited to try out something new that is super healthful and can be used in so many ways from smoothies to cereals and even baking and cooking.  Organic Spirulina is an immune powerhouse! The rich, dense green color is the big clue that it is packed with important, organic nutrients that your body needs.

Now we are heading into the season that is a challenging one for me with viruses and the flu at my doorstep. I try to do everything I can to support my immune system. I am excited about the opportunities to use this Organic Spirulina to for yummy smoothies, juices and recipes to give me the nutritional boost my body needs.  I even received a free recipe book with some wonderful recipe and tips on how to incorporate this ultimate superfood into my diet!

The company has shared that Spirulina may help:

Support your immune system: Organic Spirulina is the most nutrient dense food known to humankind. That is pretty powerful. It can help balance your pH and reduce inflammation. This nutritional content can really provide the support your immune system needs this fall and winter and all year long.

Consider how free radicals and aging take place.This miracle superfood has more antioxidant activity than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and 3900% more beta carotene than carrots.  That is a  powerful antioxidant punch that can support skin health and cell regeneration even in the face of pollution, diet, minor injury, or stress.

Organic Spirulina can help to optimize your health.  It contains over 100 naturally occurring and bioavailable vitamins & nutrients.  Organic Spirulina contains more than 60% protein and is a non-synthetic source of iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9's).

This is nutrient packed USDA Certified Organic Spirulina. It has been called perhaps nature's most perfect food. In fact, if nature were to make a multivitamin, this just might be it

Spirulina can be added to just about anything but is tastes best in smoothies and other flavored beverages.  I like blending it with ice cubes, almond milk, a drop of vanilla, a few pieces of sliced apple and a banana.  Spirulina alone has a strong flavor that works well with a bit of sweetness for balance. You can also add it to vegetable juices or a veggie smoothie. Talk about a benefit....Spirulina contains more protein content than any other food source, and, it is biologically complete. This means it contains all of the essential amino acids needed for human health. Spirulina is also the most planet friendly source of protein? It yields 20% more than soybeans with 25% of the water usage and is 5 times more energy efficient. It is an Eco-conscious source of green protein.  A perfect addition to your diet for vegetarians or if you trying to reduce your consumption of animal products.

Some considerations for choosing Organic Spirulina: 

  • organic
  • Spirulina is 100% Non-Toxic and Contaminate Free 
  • Free of Chemicals, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Yeast, Mold, E. Coli, BMAA, Microcystine, Pheophorbides, Irradiation, GMO's, Preservatives, Additives, Solvents, Binders, Soy & Gelatin.

You can buy your Organic Spirulina right here on Amazon too. 

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, September 25, 2014

Bella & Bear Beauty Products (Eyelash Curler & Hair Remover) Review #beautytools

Nothing opens up my eyes and makes me look more fresh and alert than a quick tap or two with and eyelash curler.  I love this Bella+Bear Eye and Mighty Eyelash Curler.  It is easy to use and makes my eyes look gorgeous. It is a little different than your average eyelash curler because you don't have to hunt from drugstore to online trying to find those elusive replacement pads. None are required. The pads are designed to last for the lifetime of the eyelash curler.  This curler also doesn't pinch me like my old one did in the past. I am an old pro at eyelash curling but every once in a while...bam, pinch, owwww. I like the design of this Eye and Mighty Eyelash Curler better. It is actually easier to hold and grip all the lashes than my old curler.  It really works no matter what.  My special final and personal secret is turning on my hair dryer or hot brush and putting the curler under it for a second or two.  You must check it to make sure it isn't too hot before putting it near your eyes but it makes the lashes curl like crazy.
One other area that you need to consider in the beauty department is hair removal.  Bella +Bear make it a snap with their new Hair Removal Kit.  It is easy to use and saves me money.  Waxes, creams, threading, laser or even electrolysis costs so much money.  You can remove facial hair really fast and save a bundle by doing it in the privacy of your own home. This works on my facial hair and really lasts for weeks because it removes the hair from the follicles. I love that it is totally natural too. It even comes with a pair of high quality tweezers that get even those tricky hairs.  The Kit does it all and it is portable too so you never have to worry anymore.

The Bella+Bear Hair She Goes Hair Remover kit is the bomb. You really need to try it and let me know what you think. I love how smooth my face looks and no worries about the stray hairs anymore. I can even tuck it into my travel bag (it is that small!) so I can feel confident anywhere I go on vacation.

You can find Bella & Bear on Amazon too so you can get all the wonderful beauty benefits right to your door really fast.

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.

180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum + Oxygen Review #expederm

I am always looking for options to improve the look of my skin.  You have to take care of your facial skin carefully.  I was excited to hear about a novel option from 180 Cosmetics. They have a great serum that they shared can help reverse the signs of aging with the revitalizing power of oxygen.

This powerful serum has several benefits:
  • Delivers abundant moisture for smooth, supple, wrinkle-free skin.
  • Diminishes wrinkles, fine lines, and the signs of aging, while preserving the skin's elasticity, suppleness, and youthful tone.
  • Nourishes, energizes, hydrates, and rejuvenates.
  • Contains the highest concentration of the absolute best quality Swiss hyaluronic acid available on the market, and enriched with natural ingredients for maximum results.
  • Also contains powerful antioxidants that protect skin from free radicals.

Why should anyone consider adding Hyaluronic Acid to their beauty regimen? As we age, our body produces less and less of this important acid, thus affecting how moisture is stored in our skin. With 180° Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum + Oxygen, your skin gets the nourishing ingredients it needs to stay toned, smooth, rejuvenated, and beautiful. In just moments, this amazing serum penetrates deep into the skin, nourishing it from the core.

My experience:  I have been using this serum all week long on my face after cleansing.  It feels good on my skin and I haven't experienced any irritation.  My face looks bright and my skin is super clear.  The pores are starting to look smaller which is wonderful. I think my fine lines look a little softer but I will give it a few more weeks. Nothing works totally overnight and I think repeated applications make a difference.  You can find this hyaluronic serum right on Amazon.

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.

Techno Gears Marble Mania Sidewinder 2.0 Review

We love to solve puzzles and put things together so we were really excited about both aspects of this Techno Gears Marble Mania Sidewinder 2.0.  This roller coaster theme construction set includes over 200 pieces to build and create your own introductory marble and gear run.

Sidewinder 2.0 includes a hand crank to move the marbles through the spiral lifter to the top of the twisting and turning tracks. Once built, kids can watch their marbles drop, spin and roll through their own fun and exciting creation. Ages 6+ years.
My daughter was super excited to check this out.  The directions made it easy but you have to take your time and follow them. There were some pieces like the blue pieces, you had ton put them in the exact correct direction otherwise you won't be able to connect other pieces properly.  

She enjoyed the challenge!  She also pointed out that some of the pieces required strength that some younger kids might not have. If your child is younger it would be a good bonding experience to construct it together with mom, dad, Gramma or Grampa. It was fun to put together for my 10 year old. She did some construction on a Friday and then completed it Saturday morning.  

The directions are pretty much super easy to follow and they showed the matching number for each piece.  That makes it easy to follow even for younger children with supervision. At the end, it would be more exciting if there was a loop de loop or squiggly line too.  Maybe there could be dual raceways or windmills too. That would make it even more fun.

It looks and feels very sturdy. It is a good size, even if someone lived in a smaller home or apartment it will not overwhelm your space fully constructed. We have been having a lot of fun with it this weekend and I would highly recommend it for any child that enjoys construction and gears. 

She has been playing with it regularly and it is fun to play together when you get all the marbles going.  When friends come over they immediately want to check it out and play with it.  They spend time laughing and cranking those crazy marbles through.

You can find the Techno Gears Marble Mania Sidewinder 2.0 right here at the Learning Journey. You can also go directly to Amazon.

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