Sunday, August 31, 2014

Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt Smiley 360 Party @smiley360 @healthy_choice

 Disclosure: I received your free Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt product from Smiley360. 

I was interested to try a new frozen yogurt product that recently came out from Healthy Choice. Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt is a totally new idea that is a special treat that you can enjoy anytime free from guilt. Why? Each variety is made with no artificial flavors, real nonfat milk and live, active yogurt cultures to create just the right creamy tartness. It is available right now in your grocer’s freezer aisle, with Healthy Choice meals or other frozen novelties. It’s a perfectly cool treat on its own or in simple recipes.  Think about all the can use it to create your own Greek Ice Cream Bars on sticks like we did or you can set up a fun sundae bar at your house.  Think about how much fun that could be out back or on the deck...perhaps by the pool?

I received a helpful recipe card in my Smiley kit to create a tasty summertime creation using Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt.  These are all the goodies I received:
  • (4) full value coupons for Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt
  • (1) Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt T-Shirt for you!
  • (12) Coupons for $0.75 off 1 Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt Product
  • Smiley360 Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt Sharing Guide with recipes
We spent the week down at the beach house and had friends in and out. One day we had a get together with friends at the beach and I set up my party with the help of a good cooler. We made frozen yogurt bars that turned out super yummy with the help of simple popsicle sticks.  A dip in chocolate took just a second and a few sprinkles made them fun and festive. Everyone just loved Healthy Choice® Greek Frozen Yogurt from the tiny tots to the big kids and adults.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Listerine Naturals Mouthwash #NeedTheNatural #ListerineNaturals @Crowdtap

Disclosure: I was recently chosen to sample new Listerine Naturals Mouthwash Herbal Mint product through Crowdtap. I received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest opinion.  

I am a clean, healthy white teeth kind of girl.  I brush with my Sonicare, floss and use mouthwash every day at least twice.  Did you know that when you brush your teeth it misses up to 75% of your mouth? That is a fact...brushing alone is not enough.  You need more.

I was excited to try this new Listerine Naturals mouthwash and see how it worked. I have to say, you can feel the difference with Listerine Naturals cleans your whole mouth leaving you with fresh breath...naturally.  It tastes good and your mouth feels clean. Forget those endless mints and gum...that is just covering up the problem.  Listerine Naturals Antiseptic Mouthwash kills those icky bacteria that brushing alone misses!

I've tried a variety of mouthwashes over the years including traditional Listerine and this is one of the best options I have seen on the shelf in a long time.  It is refreshing to boot and I love the fact that they removed some if the unnatural stuff in there. I like that it is clear too...who needs dyes in their mouthwash? Not me.

Listerine Naturals is a nice improvement in that the company made some important changes that are a big step forward. Yes, it still contains alcohol, but the alcohol they use is derived from corn. It’s a naturally derived ingredient. They have removed the artificial flavors, sweeteners and ta-da....all the dyes.  Listerine Naturals is crystal clear and tastes fresh.  
I noticed a common preservative in Listerine Naturals that I don't love but I can live with: sodium benzoate. It is the last ingredient on the list so obviously the smallest ingredient of all in the mouthwash.  I would love if they could remove it totally. 
The active ingredients In Listerine Naturals Mouthwash are Eucalyptol, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate and Thymol. Stevia is the natural sweetener too.  Some nice improvements that I love. The best part is that it tastes great...very refreshing. It leaves your mouth feeling clean for a long time too. Let me know what you think.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gorgeous and On Trend Makeup by One Direction is now available at Macy's plus GiVeAwAy! #makeupby1D @brandbacker #thelookscollection #markwins

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The irreverent attitude and colorful style of a new generation takes on a glamorous form in Makeup by One Direction formulated for 2014 style. The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, now available at Macy’s! The Wait is Over! Now my loyal readers get the inside scoop and the opportunity to win a Looks Collection set autographed by the band!

This fanciful collection of makeup and cosmetics is everything you could dream of to create a youthful and stylish look that is perfect for day or evening.  You get to choose from three different "The Looks Collection" keepsake tins, each with a totally different look and style.  Maybe you will have to give in and buy all three.  Each colorful cosmetics palette lets your creative side shine through as you celebrate the good life infused with vivid shades, fresh formulas and stylish limited edition collectable packaging.  Makeup by One Direction is just fun, bold and lets you get as wild as you like. Totally on trend so just pick your fave look and you can feel confident you are going to look amazing. The best part is that this special new product is offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford the splurge without guilt.

The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins.  Each individual collection is inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” It sounds amazing already, right?  Each special collection tin comes complete with everything you need to create unique, bold and beautiful looks. You can find just the right bold colors to become a rock n’ roll girl, shake up the bright colors to transform yourself into a fun party girl or keep it sweet to channel the girl next door. They make it so easy and fun to find the ideal collection(s) just for you. The easy to follow illustrations make it a snap to get the perfect look. The LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin holds all your beauty essentials in one spot...perfect for home or travel.  It even has a has a  removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!  You can see all the exclusive deets on the 3 Looks Collection tins too.

One Direction has 32 million Facebook likes and over 106 million combined Twitter followers.  Not a surprise to me...I was at a recent 1D concert and the MetLife stadium was packed to the gills.  Now you head over to Macy's and get even closer to your fave band by picking up their amazing makeup line.

Don't forget you can enter the giveaway for US and Canadian residents and win. All you have to do is enter your email, like the FB page and post to Twitter. You can increase your chances to win and gain additional entries by referring friends, pinning on Pinterest, or liking their Twitter page. The more entries the higher the chance of winning.
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BB5 September Sneak Peek @beautybox5

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Skin QR Organics, NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate Review #NuElle

Always check with your physician before using any topical or oral supplement product and specifically NuElle QR. 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.

Cellulite. Just the word makes my skin crawl. Ugh. It is just ubiquitous unless you are a Sports Illustrated model. I am so fit but I have cellulite too. Yucky, yucky, yucky. I always thought that there was really nothing I could do short of crazy expensive laser treatments or other even crazier plastic surgery. I was excited to hear about something new from Skin QR Organics, NuElle Triple Action Anti-Cellulite Concentrate. 

This is a realistic option that definitely helps. It helps your skin look better over time by firming, detoxifying and improving the circulation. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it contains a unique combination of familiar botanical cellulite fighting ingredients that work in synergy. You can see the full ingredient list below. I have read about the cellulite reducing properties of many of them individually but it looks amazing to have so many working in synergy.

  • All natural
  • Light cream texture, easy to apply, absorbs quickly.
  • Creates sauna effect. 
  • NuElle contains a cocktail of 25 well known cellulite-busters to aid cellulite reduction including caffeine, l-carnitine, Butcher's Broom, Bladderwrack and Ivy 
Skin QR Organics shared with me that NuElle was formulated to work both on the surface and deep under the skin. The idea sounds pretty compelling to a person like me who has fought cellulite with a vengeance since I was in my 20s'. It sounded even more exciting when they shared with me that this revolutionary treatment has dual performance effects that can be seen with the naked eye within 2-3 weeks. I just starting using it so I am really excited. I definitely feel like my legs are tighter and I think I see an improvement starting already which is wonderful.  It can only get better from here.  I love the idea of real firming on the surface while my skin is detoxifying on the inside.  NuElle can also reduce water retention and fat cell clusters and even improve overall circulation and the general appearance of the skin. All this is fantastic because I know I need help.  I exercise and eat healthy but genetics has not been on my side with the cellulite issue. Skin QR is on my side though. Yay!

I like that I can buy it on Amazon since it is convenient for me as a busy mama. You can find NuElle Triple Action Anti-cellulite Concentrate here 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.

THE IDENTICAL Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Sampler Review and giveaway

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
In theatres this Friday, September 5, 2014! Drexel Hemsley played by Blake Rayne, rises like a star and changes the music world forever. Meanwhile, his adopted brother Ryan Wade struggles to find a purpose for his life.  It is cool because Blake Rayne plays both characters. Ryan struggles to please his adopted father Reverend Wade.  The Reverend is loving but eternally controlling. Reverend Wade is sure his son Ryan has been called into the ministry. Ryan eventually marries Jenny, played by Erin Cottrell.  Jenny and Ryan's friends encourage him to follow his musical dreams. His two lifelong friends Dino and Avi, played by Seth Green and Joe Pantoliano  are so supportive. Both twins have amazing voices. The Identical spans five decades from the 1930's through the 1970's. It is a fascinating look at the restoration and the reconciliation of a family broken apart by cultural changes, religion and tradition. It is a lesson of love, hope, and redemption that speaks to people of all ages. Featuring 23 original songs by father/son co-writing team Jerry & Yochanan Marcellino, The Identical is a must-see late summer blockbuster for fans of both classic Rock and Roll, Motown and R+B! Seasoned music industry professional Jerry Marcellino, who has worked with chart-topping acts like Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson, brings his and his son's distinct writing style and breadth of experience to The Identical. 

THE IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers separated at birth during the time of the Great Depression. In 1936, William and Helen Hemsley played by Brian Geraghty and Amanda Crew welcome identical twin boys into the world. They realize they can never give these children any kind of a life beyond the desperate poverty that haunted them and so many others in the midstof the Great Depression? An opportunity presents when evangelist Reece Wade played by Ray Liotta reveals that he and his wife Louise, played by Ashley Judd are unable to have children. The Lord prompts William to give them one of the twin boys. Both brothers are born with passion, drive and awesome musical talent, but take very separate paths which eventually converge. The movie takes an interesting turn when the separated twins destinies collide.  I don't want to give away the ending so I am not going to say too much more! I will tell you that Ryan discovers Drexel is more than just his inspiration...he is his identical twin brother that was separated from hiat birth. Ryan question's everything he's ever believed about his family, his dream and his true destiny. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Hydracentials Sporty 25 oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water BottleReview #Hydracentials

We are a very active family.  Between day hikes, jogging, boot camp and Ultimate Frisbee we need to hydrate constantly.  A good water bottle is essential. That is why I was excited to try out a new durable stainless steel water bottle from  Hydracentials.  

Hydracentials Sporty 25 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is sturdy and sports a Flip Cap and even a straw. Even more important it is totally BPA Free and Eco Friendly. The perfect companion for hiking, biking, the gym or just hydrating on the go.  It keeps water chilly and fresh so I find I drink more and stay better hydrated.  Thanks to the Double Wall Vacuum Insulation It keeps my fave drink cold for hours even in the heat.
If you are looking for a good insulated water bottle, the Hydracentials Sporty 25 oz Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is perfect for use at the gym, boot camp, in your car, at the office, around your house or anywhere you need to take your fave cold drink.  It even has a handy loop at the top to make it even more convenient to carry. Alternatively, you  can hook it onto backpacks or carabineers during active sports or for school.

I love that it is constructed from durable and sturdy premium quality 18/8 FOOD GRADE stainless steel. The Hydracentials Sporty 25 ounce water bottle is the perfect eco-friendly sports bottle. It is even easy to hold and my hands are petite.  This double wall insulated water bottle is PERFECT for anytime on the go as it fits beautifully in both our car and SUV cup holders. I love that I have no worries about spills and messes while driving too.

Finally I feel like I have found a great replacement for those questionable plastic water bottles! I always worry about the plastic and my health...especially in the heat. Who knows about those toxins and chemicals with the plastic bottles? I feel so much more healthy with this BPA Free, FOOD GRADE stainless steel water bottle. I love that it holds 25 fluid ounces of chilly water for me anytime I need it. 

I also like that the Hydracentials bottle has a flip up spout and straw drinking mechanism so I can choose even on the go! The flip cap top provides single-handed drinking ability which is sometimes necessary with my active lifestyle.  I am lucky if I have one hand free sometimes, you know? I have no worries with this large capacity 25 ounce water bottle.

This is a double wall insulated COLD water bottle. It is made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel water bottle, which is only recommended for use with cold beverages due to the flip spout and straw drinking mechanism. The manufacturer suggest that you DO NOT USE WITH HOT LIQUIDS for safety reasons.  Enjoy it with all your cold beverages though anytime you want!

You can pick up this great Hydracentials Stainless Steel Water Bottle for ice cold water all day long 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.

Deep Cleansing Facial Oil review #Instanatural

Their Deep Cleansing Facial Oil contains a really gentle blend of ingredients that melt away dirt, impurities and makeup fast. I love using this versus the traditional facial wash. It really makes my skin look and feel great. I like that it cleans without stripping my skin of its natural oils or disturbing the natural pH balance.

Instanatural created this Deep Cleansing Facial Oil with an energizing blend of oils. It gently cleans my pores and I feel like it does a great job to remove dead skin cells because my skin looks smooth and nourished after I use it.  I like using it with just my fingers and but sometimes I use it with a natural facial sponge. Instanatural also suggests that you can use with a washcloth. After you gently rub it in and around all you need to do is rinse it off with warm water.  I notice that it leaves a soft and silky feeling on my skin. No tightness or greasiness. A perfect in-between, my skin just feels comfortable. The company says this is a wonderful option for all skin types and especially regenerative for mature skin (like mine). This is also a great option to calm skin after shaving or sun burns. I find it is very effective to  remove gets all the mascara and eye makeup off too.

I love the ingredient list too..a lot of good clean oils in there:  Jojoba Oil Olive Oil Lavendar Essential Oil Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil Tamanu Oil Hemp Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Geranium Essential oil. You can find this Deep Cleansing Facial Oil on Amazon for convenient purchasing anytime.

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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

IPhone 5 Armband - Pro Athlete Quality Review #MuvUSA

I am way into fitness and working out as you might already know, ahem, ahem. If you are one of my loyal Glamamama readers you always hear me talking about boot camp, jogging, yoga, pilates and more. I like to switch it up regularly. One of the things I really enjoy is jogging down by the beach (AKA the shore)  I like to listen to music while I jog but I never really could decide on a holder or band for my iphone so I have always jogged sans music. I always felt like something was missing especially when I saw other joggers and bikers with armbands enjoying their tunes. In comes an opportunity to check out the MuvUSA iPhone 5 armband.  This is an armband that is designed to perform and last and it was pretty clear even when I took it out of the package.

 A few tidbits about the muv armband to consider:
  • The premium red stitching puts this armband in the best class of quality, durability and style.
  • The superior Velcro will remain intact and will ensure that the band does not slip off your arm, even in the most intense workouts.
  • All of the openings are also reinforced and hence tear-resistant.
  • The ultra soft neoprene ensures full comfort and no damage to your skin.
  • It protects your iPhone from damage and is usable in any condition because it is waterproof and sweat resistant
  • The touch screen protector is slim and highly sensitive, so you can use your touch screen with no hassle.
  • The high-visibility reflector allows you to run or exercise outdoors at any time during the day or night.
  • The key holder and the 4 openings at the back provide great convenience. 

It has been so much fun to run with music in the past week.  I love how easy it is to use the touch screen with the muv armband. It makes me so much more motivated to run with my fave music.  It is really light and fits perfectly to my arm. I am pretty petite though so I use it at the tightest setting. It even has a slot for a key and four openings so you can use them for your headphones.

IPhone 5 Armband is available on Amazon so you can get a move on your exercise regimen and pump up the volume in a day or two, right to your door!

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.

Dr Song Exclusive Vitamin C Serum Review + Giveaway #drsong

Dr Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities.  Dr. Song recently made their high quality products available directly to the consumer like you and me. I love that I can save money by eliminating a unnecessary visit to the dermatologist and buy my skin care direct from Amazon.  Dr Song Medical products are made in the USA. They are FDA compliant and a provider of professional products so I feel good about using them.
Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum contains 20% vitamin c, boosted with vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera for a smooth velvet finish on the skin that many other vitamin c serums cannot replicate.  This vitamin C serum has been refined through rigorous testing from dozens of doctors and professionals within the cosmetic industry and comes with a 365 day money back guarantee.  Don't
forget that for the best shelf life you should store away from sunlight and extreme heat.  It is easy to add Dr Song vitamin C into your everyday skin care regimen too. Use it once per day and remember that little bit goes a long way and only a thin layer is needed. This high quality serum greatly enhances any moisturizer, so make sure to apply a good moisturizer immediately after using it. If using with Retinol or Retin-A, apply the serum first and allow to dry for 10-15 minute before applying for the best results. 
I noticed results after a few days but Dr Song shared with me that immediate results are not totally uncommon. Don't worry if you don't see a super fast change.  You really need to use it for at least 30 days to see optimal results.  I like that this product is safe for all skin types too. It felt good on my skin and I did not experience any irritation.

How do you use Dr Song Vitamin C serum? It is very simple. You just wash your face and pat it dry very gently. Apply a thin layer of serum and allow it a minute or two to dry. That is what I do.  Finish your beauty care regimen by applying a good moisturizer once the serum has completely dried.  I like that it is a light, non-greasy formula so it feels natural and dries fast.  You can find Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum on Amazon for easy purchasing from home too.

Don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway to win your own Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum  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.

Mandala the Yoga Massage Ball Review #massageball

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. *Always consult a doctor before starting any new exercise routine. 

Mandala Massage Balls help you eliminate muscle knots and tension through gentle massage using one’s own body weight. It is easy, you just place the balls in tight areas and let gravity take over. I was happy that I finally found an effective way to roll away sore and tight muscles. This is a totally new dynamic self-healing tool that anyone can use no matter what your age. My mom has been using them for a while now and I didn't even know until I told her that I bought them. She had found them on Amazon a year or two ago and told me they really helped her back.

Mandala Massage Balls are an ideal option for deepening your yoga practice, self-soothing massage, prenatal massage, and recovery from injury.*   Mandala Massage Balls can be used in Yin Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics in place of tennis balls. You can even register your product to learn how to make the most out of your Mandala Massage Balls. *Always consult a doctor before starting any new exercise routine.

I find that Mandala Massage Balls really help me get the knots out of my legs and back after a hard boot camp workout. It used to really be hard to get the tightness relieved. I would stretch all these different ways and it just wouldn't release. I find I get the release much easier and with a lot less effort. They are portable too and easy to throw in my suitcase or even weekend bag 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.

Trim Fuel Protein Shake Review + Giveaway #bestglutenfreeproteinshake

Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically TrimFUEL. 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. 

Allergy Warning: Contains milk and soy ingredients. Made in the USA.

The Doctor Formulated Lo-Carb Premium Whey Protein Shake TRIM® FUEL shakes are perfect for weight loss or general nutrition. This is a great shake because it is totally gluten free. (2 lb. container @ 30 servings)  The TRIM® FUEL Shakes are crafted with high quality Whey Protein Isolate, which is Cross Flow Micro-filtered. It is processed at low temperature which ensures easy digestion and rapid absorption. Lean body mass also known as muscular mass needs sufficient amounts of protein.  

TRIM® FUEL shakes are an excellent option to deliver protein to your body. Whey Protein Isolate is an excellent way of delivering amino acids to your body to enhance a positive nitrogen balance. One scoop of Whey Protein Isolate provides a whopping 24 grams of the highest quality protein, are low calorie, less than 2 grams of carbohydrates, and fortified with minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. These shakes are super easy to mix and taste yummy. I like that they are also available in single serve packs $1.99 each.

I work out at least 4-5 times a week so I definitely need to make sure I get enough protein. I really notice the difference when I don't.  You feel so much more energetic with a good protein balance.  These are an easy way to make sure you are eating enough and getting good nutrition to your body.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Blend or mix 1 level scoop (28.4g) with 6-8 ounces water, fat free milk, or low carb Soy milk.  *Mocha Latte sweetened with Stevia

They have several fun flavors to choose from: Chocolate, Vanilla, *Mocha Latte and Apple Cinnamon.  Glamamamama's Goodies readers can SAVE 15% on your first full size purchase of Trim Fuel Protein Shake ! Use code: FUELME to SAVE 15% on your Trim Fuel Shake purchase now. 

Meanwhile, enter to win my Trim FUEL Protein Shake giveaway!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.

Natures True Medicine Vitamin D3 Review #naturestruemedicine

Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically Natures True Medicine Vitamin D3. 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.

Vitamin D3 is a vitamin that is critical to keeping both phosphorus and calcium in balance and being used properly. Dr. Oz suggests that Vitamin D3 is the second most important vitamin you can take. Many people do not get adequate vitamin D3 because they do not spend enough time in the sun. Since this vitamin is so important, you want to look into vitamin D3 supplements to ensure that you are getting enough and getting the right ingredients. One thing is critical and you should take a peek at your current brand. Natures True Medicine Vitamin D3 does not contain any toxic Magnesium Stearate filler. 

You might be surprised at the number of people that are not getting enough Vitamin D. Anthony Norman, MD, in a recent article in Endocrine Today, stated "it is now widely appreciated by vitamin D scientists that 50% of people in North America and Western Europe are vitamin D insufficient. Given that two-thirds of the people are vitamin D-insufficient or deficient. It is clear that merely eating vitamin D-rich foods is not adequate to solve the problem for most adults."​

The big question is how Much Vitamin D3 Do You Need?  Adult men and women ages 19 to 69 need to get 600 IUs each day and when 70 and over, you need 800 IUs each day, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. This is only for those with solid levels of this vitamin which a large majority of people do not have.
A few facts about Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3:

  • Pure, Potent and all Natural Vitamin D3
  • No junky fillers, all of the good none of the bad!!
  • Independent 3rd party lab tested, MADE IN USA
  • 2,000 IU per easy to swallow softgel
  • Money Back Guarantee, 100% safe and effective
  • Guaranteed GMO and Preservative Free
Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3 Supplement Facts:
  • Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol
  • 2,000 IU
  • serving Size: 1 softgel
  • servings per container: 120

Other ingredients: soybean oil, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, vegetable oil.
shell ingredients: gelatin, vegetable glycerin, purified water total=100mg

You can find Natures True Medicine Vitamin D3 easily on Amazon and have it in your home in a few days to start living more healthfully. 

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.

Kabuki Round Makeup Brush Review #kabukibrushsimplyessentials

I am happy to go au natural from time to time but mostly at home! I like to look put together for work and when I am out and about.  Even on the weekends, I like a more relaxed look but a little makeup, properly applied enhances my natural beauty.  The right tools like a professional Kabuki Brush really make a difference.

The right makeup brush is so important to get the coveted professional natural look that you really want. I was happy to find a quality Kabuki Brush just like this and test it out recently. This densely packed synthetic makeup brush worked perfectly when I used it all week long for my powder foundation.  Simply Essentials shared that it is effective for moderate to full coverage of liquid, cream and powder foundation. That makes it a flexible makeup tool. The round top brush allows for easy application for all the angles of the face.

Simply Essentials designed the round top kabuki brush for a flawless makeup application. The dense bristles definitely make it easy to apply your choice of liquid, cream or powder foundation. The handle is long and easy to grip...perfect for flawlessly applying and blending makeup and foundation. The brush is also uniquely designed for professional stippling, contouring, covering imperfections and blending out your makeup.

You can really create a luminous glow with the application of your make up. I found that I get an even application and natural looking coverage every time I use it. It works much better than my older brush. The synthetic fibers are ideal to be used with liquid, cream and powder products. I found it very easy to clean too. This beautiful brush is also vegan-friendly and the company offers a 1-year guarantee. I like the it is available on my fave marketplace Anazon so it will arrive quickly.

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.

Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 #peelchallenge @brandbacker

Disclosure:  This post has been powered by Brandbacker.  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for the purpose of this review. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

I recently had the opportunity to try out a product from the exclusive Exuviance line of products.  I was excited to try the Performance Peel AP25 treatment sample I was sent because I have heard wonderful things about the whole treatment line from friends.  We have an ULTA right in town and they carry all the Exuviance products so several friends have tried it and you can see how happy they are with their results..they look good! Exuviance has fantastic anti-aging cocktails like the Exuviance Illumination Duo as well. The duo combines the power of their nighttime transformer, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, with the 100% pure active formulation of Exuviance Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster for a potent anti-aging cocktail that combats the visible signs of aging.

I was sent samples of the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 to try so I thought it would be fun to take the peel challenge. I have to say that I was impressed with the results.  The past few weeks have been kind of insane with work and life.  Sometimes I just don't get the sleep I need and the candle is burning all over the place if you know what I mean. If you work and you have kids and try to live a healthy life, you totally know what I mean. Between squeezing in long workdays, fitness routines 4-5 times a week, healthy meals, time with hubby, time with the I need to go on? Sometimes your skin just shows the stress! I was pretty pleased because the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 made my skin glow.  It was looking pretty unglow-y before I used it thanks to the craziness of my schedule. It was a huge difference. My skin looked plump and fresh. It appeared like I had a great night of sleep and maybe a day at the spa. I would definitely buy this again. I will be heading over to Ulta to stash this one away for a more frequent fresh look. Would you like more information about the #peelchallenge and a glimpse at some of the evidence from Exuviance? Take a peek and pick up some Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 for yourself at your nearest ULTA.  If you would like to get more details on the product and other products from Exuviance you can find it here.

Available at and ULTA stores nationwide.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Youphoria Yoga Towels Review #youphoriayoga

I love yoga and sports but I dread the daunting task of washing that yoga mat after each session. These machine washable yoga towels add a hygienic layer between me and my mat. I feel more confident in my practice knowing that I am reducing the risk of harmful bacteria spreading to my skin. Besides, I save time time cleaning my mat.  Who needs to go home from yoga with a staph infection? Not me.

Youphoria Yoga Microfiber Towel outperforms ordinary cotton or polyester towels. It is very absorbent and dries quickly. It is made with ultra light weight, moisture wicking microfiber. 

Your mat can get very slippery if you don't use a towel specially designed to grip to your mat. I find I am able to hold advanced poses longer with this towel under my feet. 

These towels are sized perfectly (24" x 68") to fit on top of the yoga mat. I was surprised when my hubby saw it because he asked if he could have one to bring to his Ultimate Frisbee games. I shrugged and told him, "Sure, I can order you one too." I hadn't thought about it but the company shared that they can be used for a variety of different activities such as: Basic yoga, gym workouts, Ultimate Frisbee, beach days, pool days or whatever you choose.
Youphoria makes a great yoga towel in lots of pretty colors.  You can choose your fave. 


Think about all The different uses for this Yoga Towel:

Hot Yoga: Soft, super-absorbent and machine washable. You can go through a yoga session with complete confidence knowing you can execute complex yoga poses and your towel will hold strong.

Basic Yoga: The towel is absorbent and helps you maintain grip. Great for Basic Yoga or Hot Yoga.

Workout Towel: These are highly absorbent towels made from a unique blend, 100% microfiber material that  absorbs sweat fast. You can carry this towel on your shoulder around the gym to put on the benches during an intense workout too.

Outdoor Activities: Whether it's getting together for a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee, or a beach day, this towel can do the job with its ultra-soft, absorbent design. 

Fortunately you can buy this yoga towel on Amazon so you can have it in a flash. Let me know what you think. 

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.

Prada: Imagine the perfect flower. Perfect for Candy #PradaSweepstakesEntry

Disclosure: I received this information through the Vogue Influencer Network. I have been entered to win a Prada Candy gift for sharing this information with my readers.


Prada’s latest fragrance evolved from the concept of an imaginary flower created especially for Candy. Of course, Candy cannot simply have any flower. Her flower has to be wondrous and sophisticated, unlike any other. One that is simply unique.

Blended by perfumer Daniela Andrier under the creative direction of Miuccia Prada, Prada Candy Florale takes us into the world of imaginary flora to create a heightened olfactory experience.

Prada’s quest for this perfect flower takes us on a voyage around the universe, where a myriad of floral notes come together to create a scent as full of verve and vitality as Candy herself.

Go behind the scenes of the Prada Candy Florale campaign shot by Steven Meisel
 and starring Léa Seydoux.

Now, you can discover the world of Candy too. Let me know what you think.