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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Rule Have Changed With NEW Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent

**Disclaimer, I am a member of Purex Insiders and I received a sample to facilitate this review**
 
 
It’s no joke! Purex has come out with a rule-breaking detergent, that’ll leave you on the edge of your seat. Are you ready?
 
No need to sort the colors from the whites anymore. Blows your mind, right? Does it peak your interest? Learn more about it below:
 
“NEW Anti-Color-Transfer Technology™ helps keep dyes from transferring onto other fabrics in the wash. Enter for your chance to WIN $1,000 & a year’s supply of this game-changing NEW detergent, so you can avoid extra laundry loads.” -Purex
 
Did you hear that correctly? They want to give away a FREE year’s supply of the new No-Sort Detergent and $1,000! How awesome is that?! Don’t miss out on entering this spectacular giveaway.

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NEW Purex® No Sort® for Colors detergent is the latest laundry innovation from the Purex® brand designed to simplify your laundry routine. Purex® No Sort® for Colors detergent features a breakthrough Anti-Color-Transfer Technology™ which traps loose dyes in the wash and reduces color bleeding accidents in your mixed color loads leaving your clothes bright and clean.
 
I used this on my loads this week and it saved me from doing a light colored load, a jeans load, and a dark colored load! I just did one load for each child, which also saved me from sorting after each load! I LOVE IT! It is a real time saver all the way around and-NO color bleeding from the darks or jeans!
 
You can find Purex® No Sort® for Colors detergent in all major retailers now!

Hiccups by PlaSmart

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

PlaSmart Inc. is a global toy distributor specializing in smart, simple, toys and games. PlaSmart began its journey to worldwide success with the introduction of The Original PlasmaCar in 2003 and today its products can be found in more than sixty countries on five continents.

PlaSmart’s innovative and quality products have won numerous and prestigious toy awards. The company focuses on toys that develop motor and dexterity skills, balance, creative and imaginative play, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and, of course, entertainment.  PlaSmart is proud to work with toy inventors and designers who share its vision.

In addition to PlaSmart’s philosophy of marking smart, simple toys, it has an internal belief to ‘under promise and over-deliver’ to its retail partners.

Problem solving is a skill that we all need. It helps us figure out how to work through the smallest challenges to the biggest hurdles we may face in life. If we can teach young kids how to problem solve, then perhaps our next generations will have brighter futures.

We all know that kids learn best through play. With that thought in mind, I am thrilled when I am able to find toys that are both fun and teaching tools. I found a puzzle at PlaSmart called Hiccups. I thought would be a great tool to help teach problem solving.


Hiccups is a hand-held puzzle. The object of Hiccups is to pass a small red ball to the colored cups in order. If you drop the ball or miss a cup, you must start over.
 
Hiccups is suggested for ages six and up. My almost 9 year old, was easily frustrated with the puzzle in the beginning. He kept trying and improved each time. I also found myself and my husband playing with the Hiccups puzzle. It’s very addicting; once you start you won’t want to stop until you finish.
 
Hiccups would make a great gift for your problem solver.
 
You can connect with PlaSmart on facebook, twitter and YouTube.

Rica Jewels has great jewelry options for Mother's Day

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Rica Jewels story is a Brazilian girl who was born and raised on a fashion factory and saw her father as a hero. She was always creating and playing with arts at an early age. She obtained her bachelor’s on Fashion Design. After her painful divorce she went to New York City to do her master in business, work and travel the world.

She was Inspired on the worldly culture and beauty of jewelry and gemstones. Later, she moved to San Diego she was fired up and decided to follow her passion for jewelry by sharing her designs to everyone.

Since then Rica Jewels has being a total success. Everything flows to the right direction and she could not love more what she does.

Her words ”I design with a lot of passion and hopefully, people can wear and feel my pieces and understand how life is truly a blessing. I believe ever piece has a positive message on it.”

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I recently had the opportunity to work with Rica Jewels on a review. I was sent this lovely piece of jewelry:


This is the Emerald Pendant (retails for $58 but on sale for $34)
The length is 1″ 3/4 from top bail to the end. Emerald, cubic zirconia,  sterling silver

Pictures do not give the pendant justice. This is a gorgeous piece of jewelry and I am on the search for the perfect chain. It is beautifully put together and well made. This is definitely going to make my mother smile on Mother's Day.

Be sure to check out Rica Jewels online and on these other channels:
 
Now, Daniela @ Rica Jewels has offered to give one very lucky winner this gorgeous pair of earrings :
 
 
To win, enter through rafflecopter below and good luck!
 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BeadforLife

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**

BeadforLife is a non-profit organization empowering women to change their lives. We first teach them to earn income by rolling beads from recycled paper to create beautiful jewelry. They are simultaneously given business training so they can launch their own business (whatever they dream of: a salon, restaurant, retail store) after they graduate. By throwing a Mother's Day Party, people can shop for amazing gift items, have fun crafting with our NEW DIY craft sheet, create a gourmet recipe for the party and more.

 
CELEBRATE HERE, CHANGE LIVES THERE....
BeadforLife is giving Moms a chance to change the world this year by holding a Mother’s Day Party. We’ve created a special way to celebrate the mothers in your life and help moms in Uganda working to rise from poverty. It’s a chance to honor moms and friends, find one-of-a-kind gifts from our exclusive new collection and empower moms in Uganda to provide for their families.
 
The NEW Mother’s Day Party is overflowing with many new items handcrafted with love! In addition to vibrant paper bead jewelry items, the Mother’s Day Party includes:
  • NEW Tendo line of necklaces and bracelets
  • NEW Shea Nilotica Tubes – 100% East African Shea Butter
  • Newly packaged Loose Beads, along with fun DIY craft projects
  • NEW Akora Bags in bright, poppy fabrics  
  • Hand-tailored fabric jewelry bags
  • Kibbo Baskets woven with hopes and dreams
  • 10 Mother’s Day cards to share with moms who inspire
 
Watch this video by BeadforLife and let their story touch you:



I received several items from BeadforLife and I love them ALL!


These are purple beaded bracelets. They are stretchy and the camera does not do the color justice!
 


This beaded necklace is gorgeous! The beads have some weight to them to I know it will lay in place. Also, the clasp is easy to use as it is a bar.


The loose beads are actually on strings. Which I love because I can hook them to my keys or bag. I could use them to make another project but I love them the way they are.


As if the jewelry was not lovely enough, I received this bag. I am loving the bag and currently using it as my purse. It looks like a shirt and the colors are perfect for spring. It is completely made of cloth and the shoulder strap is cloth as well. The opening is wide enough to put all my carry around objects in and again gorgeous. I have already had so many people asking where this bag came from!

BE THE FIRST!
The First 100 to Register Will Receive a Gift of a Limited-Edition Apron.
Be one of the first 100 hosts to register for a Mother’s Day Party, and you’ll also receive a limited-edition apron crafted by BeadforLife’s new tailor group, Arise, along with a gourmet Rodelle vanilla bean and Snickerdoodle recipe.

Check out Bead for Life on these social media channels:


 

Vermont Brownie Company

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

There's just something about that perfectly square slice of moist chocolate heaven to help you forget about even your worst of days. Whether it's memories of grandma's special walnut brownies, or licking the spoon. I've always held a special place in my heart for a good brownie and a glass of ice cold milk.


In 2008 2 best friends dreaming of starting their own business began baking brownies in Vermont. They subjected their families and friends to dozens of recipes (sounds terrible, right?), before arriving at their special 'Signature' brownie recipe. It was the perfect combination of cake and fudge! Since then, their business has grown, and now distributes nationwide, recently featured on Throwdown! With Bobby Flay. Vermont Brownie Co. provides jobs and generates business for their local community as well.

I contacted Vermont Brownie Company and requested a sample to put their Signature recipe to the test. They were kind enough to send me a half dozen sampler pack for review! The package itself had a delightful green swirl band with the adorable Vermont Brownie Co. sheep logo. Inside were 6 individually wrapped, decadent brownies; Signature, Peanut Butter, Maple Toffee Crunch, Espresso Dulce De Leche, Dark Chocolate Chevre, and their new Walnut Chunk.
 
I sampled the Walnut Chunk first, paired with my fresh milk. It was fluffy and moist, with huge chunks of crisp walnuts. The brownie itself had a little nutty flavor and was not as intense a chocolate flavor as I had anticipated. The next one was tested by my husband being he loves Peanut Butter. This was much sweeter, and had a diverse peanut butter taste. The chunks added a wonderful texture that had even the hubby searching the box for another. Our other favorites included the bitter yet rich Dark Chocolate Chevre, and the crunchy and gourmet Maple Toffee Crunch.
 
As a whole, the Vermont Brownie Company sampler box is a wonderful treat for any chocolate lover. Each brownie is a masterpiece of unique flavors, taking on their own defined properties.
 
Be sure to check out Vermont Brownie Company on these social media channels:

Mother of Dragons by Cutie Monter (ETSY)

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 
 
Cute, Monstrous, Handmade Accessories, Body Products, Neon, Faux fur, rainbow, bright, alternative, nerdy, geeky, fantasy, indie

Handmade cute for the girl who likes her cute a little bright, a little crazy, and a little monstrous. Accessories, Jewelry, and Bath and Body products with a touch of individuality.
 
I noticed cutie monster on etsy while researching perfume. I know I am a little bit of a geek, so the Game of Thrones perfume intrigued me. She offered to send me a sample of the perfume:
 
 
 
This sample size perfume is Mother of Dragon: A sensual, mysterious blend of dragon's blood and fire with notes of sweetgrass, blood orange, and feminine rose.
 
I love that they samples come in a gold bag and it is a mini-sprayer. The scent is hard to describe as it does have a strong dragon's blood. You can smell a little bit of the rose but the main scent is the dragon's blood. I love the scent but it is a acquired taste.
 
Cutie Monster makes scents that revolve around the Game of Thrones and I can not wait to smell them. The bottles they come in a gorgeous too!
 
Check out Cutie Monster on Etsy and on Facebook

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zuza Compression Therapy Socks

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 
 
 What Is Lunatik

Lunatik Athletiks is an athletic apparel company created with the extreme athlete in mind. The dictionary definition itself identifies a "lunatik" as being "wildly or giddily foolish, insane, and is characterized by eccentricity", all of which have also been used to describe particular athletes. Endurance and extreme athletes are often referred to as being crazy, insane or a "lunatik" for enduring the dedication, focus, training, sacrifice, and pain associated with their particular athletic endeavours . Lunatik Athletiks hopes to support these athletes reach their athletik goals and lifelong dreams by providing the highest quality athletic apparel.

Lunatik Athletiks thrives on the passion, focus, and determination of the athletik ethusiast. We are inspired by the athletic culture, the "buzz", the sensational fulfillment associated with athletic and sporting event participation. It is our hope that we can encourage more individuals to participate in any type of sport or activity by providing our athletes with an avenue to express their thrill-seeking, sport crazed identities through our high quality performance gear with extreme funky, functional personailty.

Our graduated compression stockings are manufactured in conformity with ISO 9001, ISO13485, CE, FDA and GMP graded facilities with recognizable quality assurance certificates and seals. The importance and functionality of compression socks have only just been recently discovered in the athletic and sporting world. Compression socks have been used for many years in the medical field to assist and speed recovery.

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a pair of their Zuza True Graduated Compression Therapy:




Our graduate compression socks are CE, FDA and GMP certified for quality assurance. Features include; 20-30mm-Hg of compression, improved athletic performance and endurance by reducing muscle vibration, graduated compression reduces the build up of lactic acid, helps the muscle recover faster, provides relief from feeling tired and aching legs, improves blood circulation, prevents injuries. In addition to performance technology, our compression sock come in rockin' styles and colours. Just an added feature to contribute to your running efficacy.

First, I love the colors! The bright colors and geometric designs rock! I do exercise but I was in the market for some socks to help improve the blood flow to my legs. I sit at a computer for 8 hours a day and that can really wear on your legs. For the past two weeks, I have been wearing these compression socks after my jogs. I really did notice a significant drop in leg soreness. I even put the socks on while working on the computer. I wore them discreetly under my jeans as I went about my day! They worked like a charm!

Check out their website for the full display of fun sock colors, designs, and range of other apparel.

Ps.  I’m thinking this will make a perfect “stocking stuffer” for the athlete in your life.

Crashlings---Aliens you want to crash into your home

**Disclaimer, I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

 
For Spring 2014, Wicked Cool Toys is galaxtatic to launch Crashlings, a proprietary, TV promoted boys’ collectible product line of Mutant Meteors from Outer Space! 

Crashlings are one-inch collectible figures that are packed and travel inside a rubber-flex meteor.  Each meteor has the power to blast over 5 feet into the air! Series 1 includes over 155 Crashlings to collect with special rares, ultra rares and retired editions.

Crashlings come in five different breeds  (Aliens, Insects, Underwater, Dinosaurs, and Monsters), and kids will be skyrocketed into another dimension as they collect them all! The Crashlings comprehensive product line is expected to launch in Spring 2014 with a variety of figure packs, play sets, and a space ship.


 
Crashlings include National TV Campaigns which will run throughout 2014 where Crashlings will be riding high and creating mischief in every new galaxy. Ages 5+

Recently, I had the chance to check out these new Crashlings first-hand!
 

The above picture is of a 4-pack from series 1. It tells you which of the 5 breeds you are getting and you get to see two of them immediately. The 4-pack run $5.99  but you know 2 of the 4 Crashlings you will receive. They also have a 10 pack that will cost $9.99


These are the single Crashlings that cost $1.99 each. The label with tell you what breed your Crashlings is but doesn't give you a sneak peek. You can see the little creature that came out of our blue meteor. It has one eye and what appears to be a snorkel. They are cute!


The Meteor Missile Ship is one of the accessories they have come out with for the creatures. It retails for $12.99 and comes with 2 Crashlings. The ship is actually neat!


It has a front compartment where you can put 2 of your creatures. The bottle of the ship has wheels so you can roll it around. Now, you see that red circle in the center, its a launch pad. All you got to do is place your creature on top then push the big yellow platform! Now, they are also coming out with a
Catapult City Playset which will cost $19.99.
 
The Crashlings are sure to be a favorite collectible for kids and adults alike!

Be sure to check out Crashlings on these social media channels:

Matilda Jane an unpredictable clothing company (and adorable)

**Disclaimer, I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Matilda Jane Clothing's designs are youthful. Playful. And expressive. Our whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. Remember when your grandpa let you pick your own flavor of ice cream for the first time? That's what being a Matilda Jane girl is all about. Lucky for you, gals of all ages and sizes can join the fun! Matilda Jane Clothing is available in girls, tweens and adults. Flavors for all!


First, let me say I love the little green mesh bags that each piece comes in. This is perfect for me being I can't keep my kids clothes folded. You could always put each item back in their bag and in the drawer!

The MJC collections are one-of-a-kind. The pieces are made to mix and match and they can grow with your child. This year’s dress is next year’s tunic when paired with pants or leggings! My daughter loves the lively patterns, creative details and ruffles-how she adores anything with ruffles! I appreciate that the clothing perfectly combines cute and trendy with mom-approved age appropriate styles. That is hard to find!


Sweetheart Ruffled Leggings ($36.00)
Your little love will be hearing from secret admirers left and right in the deep coral Sweetheart Leggings! Perfect for bringing out the warm tones in any ensemble, these super-soft leggings will simply capture her heart (and yours, too!). *Please note that these leggings hit at the ankle.

The leggings are super soft and have a good bit of stretch. I like how if my daughter wants them a little bit higher she can pull the legs up.


Cloudy Puffer Tee ($32.00)
Clean, pure and simple, the cloudy puffer tee is the perfect match for your little dreamer. Made of the softest cotton around, this perfect-fit top is sure to put a smile on anyone's face! *Please note that this top has 3/4-length sleeves.

This is a very versatile top being it can be used with anything. It is extremely soft and I love how the sleeves puff out!


The Love Bug Knot Top: ($44.00)
Your little ladybug is sure to be head over heels for this fresh-from-the-garden creation. Red flutter sleeves and dainty eyelet lace trim make this green and cerulean beauty simply unforgettable.  
I love how the top uses knots instead of buttons to stay in place. The strawberries on the Knot Top go perfect with the little heart pants. It is a little big on my daughter but she will grow into this and look just as cute as she does now.
 
Make sure you follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Vimeo to stay up to date on all of the latest MJC news!
 
Now for something almost too exciting… Matilda Jane Company is offering one very lucky reader a $50 Gift Card! So go ahead, take a look around MJC and start your wish list now!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Starbars are Organic Raw Superfood Bar to help your brain and libido

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Starbars™ gourmet raw superfood bars were founded in 2010 by Ericka LaPresle-Freer. After trying the raw food diet herself, Ericka noticed both visible and sustainable energy results. Every Starbars™ recipe starts with a powerful combination of raw, organic, whole food ingredients. From Brain Bars packed with peppermint and cacao, which stimulate brain function, to Detox Bars full of raw, organic ingredients. Starbars™ are the only organic clean food, fruit based bars that are RAW,  free from fillers, and use healthy sweeteners like agave. Whether you are looking to rebuild your diet from the ground up, or simply seeking a natural energy boost Starbars™ is the snack for you.Starbars™ superfood natural energy bars are good for you, good for the planet and tailor made to recharge, refuel and regenerate your body. Featured Starbars™: BEAUTY, BRAIN, DETOX, LIBIDO, and SKINNY.


The Libido Bar raw organic food bar is comprised of the superfoods, cacao and maca. This gluten free food bar is sure to increase energy, endurance, physical strength, enhances mood and libido. Maca is a great way to remineralize the body and naturally supports hormonal balance.

The bars are dark in color and very soft. They break easy. It really tasted like a chocolate covered raisin but more chocolate to my palette.

 
An invigorating combination of cacao, peppermint and supergreen foods full of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids make up this raw organic food bar. Stimulates mental alertness, promotes clarity, preserves memory and increases brain power.
 
I tasted the chocolate taste but it has a power mint smell. Which, I am not much of a minty person but my mother seems to like these bars.
 
See more Starbars at http://www.starbars.com/ or purchase Starbars on Amazon or on their website!
 
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Rapid Ramen Cooker makes perfect nookles in half the time

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Rapid Ramen is the world’s fastest and easiest way to cook ramen noodles. It is a square shaped microwavable bowl designed in the same dimension of a block of ramen noodles. The patented reservoir design circulates the water providing perfect heat distribution, cooking ramen to perfection in only 4 minutes. CEO and creator of the Rapid Ramen Cooker, Chris Johnson has teamed up with Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban to really make cooking ramen faster and easier.

This is easy to use. You just place the ramen noodles in the Rapid Ramen Cooker, add water to fill line, and microwave. It has two heat resistant handles for when you pull it out of the microwave. The ramen noodles cook perfectly just the way you like them in minutes. The Rapid Ramen Cooker only uses 1 cup of water instead of 2 cups on the stove.  This allows you to only use half the pack of seasoning significantly reducing the sodium.

 
The Rapid Ramen Cooker cooks Ramen in 4 minutes in the microwave and you don't have to fuss with boiling water again! 
 
I love that you can use it to eat out of! No more dirty pots and dirty bowls!
The Rapid Ramen Cooker is made from BPA free sturdy plastic which makes it both reusable and microwave safe. 
 
The dimensions are  7.5"L x 5.25"W x 2.15"D.
 
This method is SO much more convenient and the cooker is so easy to clean, and doesn't leave by any staining or smell. The cooker isn't hot to the touch when you take it out of the microwave either.
 
What makes me even more excited is that they employ people with disabilities to get the product shipped.  I have a son with down syndrome and to see someone who employs the disabled gets a A+ in my book!
 
You can purchase the Rapid Ramen Cooker from their website here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ivanabitch Flavored Vodka

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

About Us

Ivanabitch® Vodka is like no other vodka in the World, and that’s just how we like it. We’re not for those who sit in the back of the room or hide behind the scenes. Nope. We’re for those who embrace their uniqueness and live for conquering the moment, and doing so with an attitude that says, “This is who I am.”

Our vodka comes with attitude and our drinkers come with even more; and when put together, well that’s when things really get interesting. Always keep your attitude in check and drink responsibly.


I drink on occasion and when I do, I want something strong and sweet. Yes, I know there is always beer but that will quickly give me heartburn. So, I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review Ivanabitch Flavored Vodka. (I mean with a name like that who could say no?)


Ivanabitch Vodka comes from the Netherlands and is formulated using all-natural flavorings.  They are 70 proof and five times distilled and then filtered over active charcoal.  They are the first company to come out with a tobacco flavored vodka and it comes in both regular or menthol.
In addition to traditional vodka and the 2 new tobacco flavors, Ivanabitch also comes in these great flavors:
  • Cherry
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Coconut
  • Blackberry
  • Peach
  • Vanilla
  • Red Berry
  • Whipped Cream
  • Dutch Apple
I received a bottle of Whipped Cream Vodka and the Cherry Vodka. These are really good, I mean REALLY good!  The flavors are very strong and super smooth.  You could seriously chill it and just drink it as a shot because it is that sweet and smooth. I will admit I drank more than my fair share of the Cherry Cola!

Here are some of my favorite recipes with Ivanabitch:

Orange Creamsicle:
2 oz Ivanabitch Whipped Cream Vodka
3 oz of Orange soda
One scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt
Combine all ingredients, mix, and serve in a glass, no rocks.

Ultimate Cherry Cola:
2 oz Ivanabitch Cherry Vodka
4 oz of Cola
Pour over rocks, stir, garnish with a cherry and enjoy.

You can purchase Ivanabitch at Walgreens, ABC Liquors, and other liquor stores near you.  (store locator)

Make sure you “Like” Ivanabitch on Facebook and Follow Ivanabitch on Twitter to keep up with all the latest products and promotions.

 
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