October 19, 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: Spooky Eyes Colored Eye Contacts

My 17 yr old son and I had the best time with these contacts right after getting them! He got Blackouts, and I got the Vampire Reds.

As soon as I saw the red ones, I went right out and bought my first ever, full, genuine costume from a store! (instead of just putting together an outfit from home).

Zach is into Cosplay so he'll be teaming this up with a really cool outfit for Halloween as well.

After Halloween has come and gone, I'll add updated photos, for now, here's the ones we already have from being excited  ;)



Find them here> http://www.spookyeyes.com

I was given this product in return for an honest review.

October 18, 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vegan Dark Arriba Cacao Chocolate & GIVEAWAY

Mmmm, I do love some good, real chocolate! I tried this medium that you see in the photo and enjoyed it very much. Would be great in baking as well!

My Rating: A

Where to buy: http://www.cocoacravings.com/708-vegan-dark-arriba-chocolate-65.html


Cocoa Cravings chocolate bars are made from the fabled "Criollo Arriba beans" and use a recipe based on a simple combination of cacao beans, cane sugar and pure vanilla.

Why Cocoa Cravings ?
Distinctive.  High Quality. Pure Ingredients. Exceptional Taste.

For the chocolate lover in all of us, Cocoa Cravings mixes will hold a special place for you. With Cocoa Cravings, you get nothing artificial, nothing over engineered – just top notch ingredients, prepared exactly the way they should be with care, style and dedication.

Chocolate Bars - Vegan Gourmet!
Cocoa Cravings chocolate bars are made from the fabled “Criollo Arriba beans” and use a recipe based on a simple combination of cacao beans, cane sugar and pure vanilla.
  • Vegan Dark Arriba Chocolate 55% (classic familiar)
    Vegan Dark Arriba Chocolate 65% (mellow and rich)
    Vegan Dark Chocolate Bar 71% (full bodied) 

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PRODUCT REVIEW: E-book: Clean Food Diet by Jonathan Vine

Another great book by Jonathan on clean eating. He described exactly what "clean eating" is, what it involves, how to incorporate it into your life, and wonderful step-by-step recipes.

I definitely recommend this book!

My Rating: A

Find it here> http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Food-Diet-Vegetarian-Collection-ebook/dp/B00O062AU8/ref=cm_rdp_product

Book Description:
Would you like to improve your health and boost your immune system?
You can do it with clean food diet!
Clean eating improves your health, it boosts your immune system, it helps you think better, it makes your skin look better, it makes your hair shine, and your tummy feel much better as well. And all with just a few simple lifestyle changes! Not in a month or two, but now! Now is the time for that change, now is the time to feel better;do this for yourself and be grateful for it!
Clean eating is a challenge, given the amount of processed foods you can find on the market. It sounds harder than it actually is, and once you get started and taste real, clean food and get to testify to its benefits later on, there’s nothing stopping you.
Every single food we buy at the supermarket has at least one additive to preserve it better, to make it look better, or to taste better. But luckily in the last few years, you can see that many people have stopped eating whatever, whenever and began to become more interested in where their food comes from, how it is being produced, what it contains, and what health benefits it has. This has led to a movement that is trending more and more called clean eating.
In "Clean Food Diet" you will discover:
  • What is clean eating is
    What to eat
    How to eat clean
    How to cook clean
50 simple recipes to jumpstart your new lifestyle:
  • Appetizers
    Main Dishes

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PRODUCT REVIEW: E-book: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret - Green Smoothies by Jonathan Vine

Jonathan did a great joke writing this book! He includes an explanation of what "Green Smoothies" are, what the benefits are from juicing, weight loss info, and great recipes.

I enjoyed trying the Kale & Blueberry, the Spinach & Citrus, and the Spiced Pumpkin (it has molasses!) and they were great! I can't wait to try the others!

My Rating: A

Find it here> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M121T96/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o04_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ebook Description :
Want to jump-start your weight loss and improve your health?
This book reveals the weight loss and detox secrete.
Let me introduce to you the newest fast food: the green smoothie. This mixture of sun ripened fruits and earth harvested vegetables can be made in seconds. You can say “Goodbye,” to the regret that normally comes along with eating fast food.
Green smoothies are nutritious, providing your body with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Packed with nutrients used to fight diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, you will begin to wonder why you have gone so long without enjoying green smoothies.
In this book you will discover:
  • What is a Green Smoothie?
    What’s So Good About Green Smoothies?
    Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Green Smoothies
    The Healthiest Weight Loss Program Methodology
    Types of Green Smoothies
    Tasty Tips
50 delicious recipes inside
The book includes 50 delicious recipes that use green leafy vegetables, fruits and non-dairy milk or yogurt to create nutritious, filling drinks for your day-to-day menu.
Whether you are brand new to the world of green smoothies or you’ve enjoyed them in the past, don’t miss this great book!
Each recipe offers different variations or tips and tricks so your job is truly simple: follow the recipes and enjoy a glass of pure, healthy food!

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October 17, 2014

10 Health Screenings All Women Should Have

10 Health Screenings All Women Should Have

These 10 are a good start.

1. Blood pressure screening. 

Starting at age 18, every woman needs to have her blood pressure checked at least every two years. This health screening involves wrapping a cuff around the arm and pumping it up tightly. Ideal blood pressure for women is less than 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). If your insurance doesn’t cover a blood pressure screening (though most insurance companies do), check into free screenings in your community.

2. Cholesterol check. 

Women should have their cholesterol checked at least every five years starting at about age 20. This screening is important for decreasing your risk of heart disease, and can be done at your doctor’s office or at a lab with a doctor’s order, as the test only involves drawing a blood sample. Some community health fairs offer quick cholesterol screenings, involving nothing but a finger-prick. If you get a high reading on this screening test, you will be referred to your doctor for more complete testing. The ideal level is below 200 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) for total cholesterol.

3. Pap smears and pelvic exams. 

Beginning at age 21, or earlier if you are sexually active, women need to have a pelvic exam and Pap smear every two years to check for any abnormalities in the reproductive system. Guidelines for this cervical cancer screening recently changed from once a year, as studies found no benefit to such frequent screenings. Barring any problems, women age 30 and older only need a Pap smear every three years if they have had three normal tests in a row. To take the Pap smear, a speculum is placed inside the vagina to widen the vaginal canal, and your doctor uses a small tool to take cells from the cervix to detect any cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. Your doctor can also screen for sexually transmitted diseases.

4. Mammograms and breast exams. 

Starting around age 20, women should have a clinical breast exam at least every three years until age 40, when this should be done annually, according to most experts. This is a manual exam — your doctor uses her fingers to examine the breasts for any lumps or abnormalities. A mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer and involves applying moderate compression to the breasts so that X-ray images can be captured. Mammograms are done every one or two years once you turn 40. Despite a recent government task force recommendation to push the start of mammograms back to age 50, the American Cancer Society still recommends earlier screening.

5. Bone density screen. 

Women should start getting screened for osteoporosis with a bone density test at age 65. Women with risk factors for osteoporosis, such as having a slender frame or a fractured bone, should be screened earlier. For this test, you lie on the table while a scanning machine takes X-ray images of certain bones in your body. Healthy bones show a T-score (the measurement used to describe your bone density) of -1 or higher. The frequency of this health screening varies from woman to woman based on bone density and risk factors.

6. Blood glucose tests. 

Women should get a blood glucose test every three years starting at age 45 to test for diabetes or pre-diabetes. Before age 45, you may need to have your blood glucose levels tested if you have symptoms of diabetes or several risk factors. Your blood sample can be taken and tested at your doctor’s office or a lab. The range of normal test results can vary, but generally a test result of 100 mg/dL or higher indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes.

7. Colon cancer screening. 

Colon cancer screening tests for women generally start at age 50. Depending on the type of test, you will have this health screening at a doctor’s office or a hospital. The more traditional tests are the flexible sigmoidoscopy, a procedure in which a lighted tube and camera are inserted through the anus to look at the lower part of the colon, and a colonoscopy, which involves a longer tube to examine the entire colon. Unless a problem is found, a flexible sigmoidoscopy needs to be repeated every 5 to 10 years and a colonoscopy only every 10 years. The non-invasive virtual colonoscopy is another option. People with a greater risk of colon cancer may need earlier or more frequent cancer screening tests.

8. Body mass index. 

A full yearly physical exam includes measurements of your height and weight and a calculation of your body mass index (BMI). You can also calculate your BMI at home using an online BMI calculator. BMI indicates obesity, which can assess the risk of serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

9. Skin examination. 

Women should examine their skin every month starting at age 18, and by the time they’re 20, a doctor or dermatologist should conduct the examination during a routine check-up. Women should carefully inspect the skin all over their bodies, looking for any new moles or changes to existing moles to spot the early signs of skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology offers free skin cancer screenings from dermatologists.

10. Dental check-up. 

Good dental health is important from the moment your first baby tooth sprouts, and all adult women need twice-yearly dental check-ups and cleanings. Regular dental check-ups, which involve examining the teeth and sometimes taking X-rays, can keep teeth healthy and spot early signs of decay or any problems with the mouth or teeth.

Because these tests are considered preventive, many insurance plans cover them. However, there may be certain criteria that you have to meet, such as the reason for the test, the time elapsed since your last test, your age at the time of the test, whether the provider is in your plan’s network, and other rules.
Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

October 14, 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: UNi's 100% Rosehip Seed Oil

UNi's 100% Rosehip Seed Oil

I used this on my face before a moisturizer, and on my legs after shaving in the shower. 

It didn't burn or sting, and it made my face and legs very soft! My husband couldn't stop rubbing them!

I love that it's organic, and that it's a good size to last a while!

My Rating: A

Product Description
Our premium oil will rejuvenate and revive your damage and dry skin within days.
Every one of UNi's Rosehip Seed Oil contains one premium quality ingredient: Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil). Our Rosehip Seed oil are both USDA Organic and ECO Certified by ECOCERT ICO. Chemical free, no additive and clean processing.
• Daily Moisturizer.
• Diminish the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun burns, fine line and wrinkles.
• Nourish and hydrate dry and aging skin.
• Treats dryness and roughness.
• Evens skin tone. Excellent for hyper-pigmentation, age spots and other skin discoloration.
• Anti-inflammatory and antioxidants
• Corrects UV damages.
• Regenerates skin cells and repairs damaged skin tissue.


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PRODUCT REVIEW: Adovia Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream

Adovia Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream

After using Adovia Sulfur Soap to wash my face, I use this moisturizer. I love how thick it is, a little goes a long way! It reminds me of the thick facial cream I watched my grandmother use when I was little. She had amazing skin. This makes my face very smooth and silky and it doesn't sting or burn and has a clean fragrance about it. I love this moisturizer!

My Rating: A+

Find it here> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NULTVJM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • Infused Your Skin with Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt & Minerals, Lactic Acid and Collagen for Maximum Long Term Anti Wrinkle Effect

       Anti Wrinkle Facial Cream Smooths out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time

       Not a phony "Miracle" Anti Aging Cream - an Ingredient Based Long Term Approach to Younger Looking Skin Seaweed and Premier Aloe Vera feed skin needed nutrients for maintaining naturally youthful skin

  • Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream Increase the firmness and overall vitality of your skin.

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