Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Fun With Blue Diamond Almonds!

 It is Summertime and that means fishing, camping and lots of snacks on the run. I love Blue Diamond Almonds, I have been eating them as a snack and on my desserts for many years. 

I recently became a member of the Blue Diamond Tastemakers program and I got to try two new flavors:

Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut-flavored Oven Roasted Almonds and Blue Diamond Blueberry-flavored Oven Roasted Almonds 

  Since I was at home I tried the Toasted Coconut on my chocolate pudding. Yum! Just the right amount of coconut-flavor with the mix of the crunch of the almonds and creaminess of the chocolate pudding. This can easily be done on the run, too! Just take a pudding pack and toss on some Toasted Coconut Almonds.

I have my Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds all ready to go with me to the lake. They will be a great snack and source of protein for long walks at the lake or while I wait for the fish to bite.  

 I have added the Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut-flavored Almonds to my  favorite Summertime snack list. I love the coconut, almond mix of flavors. I have eaten them straight from the can. I have to hide them in the cabinet, so I don't eat them all at once!

Disclaimer: I received a 6oz can of  Toasted Coconut Almonds and a 4oz bag of Blueberry Almonds to try for free from Blue Diamond. All opinions are mine!

Adovia Mineral Lift Serum Review

I hate to admit it, but, my skin is starting to sag. Ugh, I need some help. So, I was really happy to try Adovia Mineral Lift Serum with Dead Sea Minerals, Green Tea and Vitamin C. 

This serum is a light gel that is formulated with natural ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of  fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the elasticity and firmness of your skin.  It is based on a unique formula of Orange Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, vitamins and Dead Sea Minerals that instantly moisturizes and improves your skin's texture. Amino acids combined with Green Tea extract and Vitamin Pro B5 help your skin to naturally regenerate. This helps to create a firmer, more youthful appearance in your skin. 

Product Description:

  • Achieve an instant lift and anti aging effects on your skin.
  • Delivers anti wrinkle results over time.
  • Vitamin C - also contains a high concentration of  Vitamin C for anti wrinkle antioxidant skin protection.
  • Dead Sea Salt - formulated with a high concentration of  Dead Sea Minerals and Salt - 21 minerals essential for skin, health and beauty.
  • Non-oily moisturizer delivers deep hydration and nutrient absorbtion.

Now for what I thought of Adovia Mineral Lift Serum:

I really like how fast it absorbed into my skin. It left my skin soft and smooth, without making it greasy or shiny. I love the pump dispenser, it gave me the right amount and I didn't waste any. I really liked the expiration date on the dispenser. No guessing when to throw it out. I'm sure I will use it all before the expiration date, though. I will continue to use this serum! 

You can find Adovia Mineral Lift Serum at or at Cleopatra's Choice!

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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 I recently told you about ADOVIA Dead Sea Mud Shampoo and now I get to tell you about ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner! 

ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner with Dead Sea Minerals, Chamomile Extract and Vitamin E, is a hair conditioner that is for all hair types. It protects your hair from damaging influences while it infuses your hair with moisture and herbal extracts. It is made with real Dead Sea Salt: - 100% Pure and Genuine for an infusion of 21 minerals essential proper skin and hair function.  Dead Sea Salt contains 21 skin and hair rebuilding minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium.  It also has Aloe Vera that helps to deeply nourish the scalp and hair by hydrating it from within. 

Main Features of ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner:

  • Leaves hair looking hydrated and silky.
  • Protects hair while infusing it with moisture.
  • Helps to reduce the appearance of dandruff and dry, flaky scalp.
Now for what I think of ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner:

 I really like the scent of the hair conditioner, it isn't a really strong scent. A little bit of scent lingered in my hair after I used it, which I like! It is a creamy conditioner that went on nicely and rinsed off without leaving my hair greasy. My hair was soft, shiny and tangle free after using it. I liked the way my hair looked and felt after using it and I will continue to use ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner. 

You can find ADOVIA Mineral Balsam Conditioner at or at Cleopatra's Choice

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.

Old Fashion Barbershop Shave Soap In A Jar Review & Giveaway By Bebelush

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 I have tried many different shave creams, gels and foams trying to get a close shave on my legs. This is the first time that I have tried a Shave Soap to shave with. I know this product is for men to use when they shave but, I wanted to try it myself and give you my opinions on how it works. I can only do that if I use it to shave my legs. Let me tell you a little bit about Old Fashion Barbershop Shave Soap In A Jar by BebeLush.

 Product Description

 Enjoy baby soft skin when you use this rich, moisturizing and healing shaving soap with shea, mango and cocoa butter. 

 Do you ever feel like shaving morning after morning is a chore you'd rather go without? We understand that's why we created our soaps with you in mind.

 We've added luxurious shea, mango and cocoa butters for extra goodness and thick, rich and slick lather. We scented our soap with an amazing combination of essential oils, and colored it with natural cocoa powder. Free of all synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, you never have to worry about what chemicals will do to your delicate skin.

 Artisan handmade soap colored with natural cocoa powder which leaves a little froth on top. It comes in two scents: Bay Rum and Cedarwood, Cassia and Clove.

Here are a few benefits of  Old Fashion Barbershop Shave Soap:

  • No chemicals, dyes, preservatives or synthetic fragrances.
  • It has a great later that cushions and glides for a close shave.
  • It comes in a compact tin that is easy to take when you travel.
  • It comes in two great scents.

Now for what I think of  Old Fashion Barbershop Shave Soap:

 I picked the Bay Rum scented shave soap in a jar to try. I Love the scent! It smells amazing! I can not say that enough! After I opened the tin I had to find a good way to get the soap out of the tin and on to my legs. I ended up using a disposable cotton facial cloth. I got the cloth wet, rubbed it on the shave soap and put it on my legs. I have to say that I was a little surprised at how easy my razor glided over my legs. Very impressed with it! This shave soap gave me the closest shave on my legs that I have ever had! I used my usual razor so I could compare from my usual shave gel and the Barbershop Shave Soap. My legs were so smooth and soft after using the shave soap even the next day after I shaved with it. That doesn't usually happen with my other shave gel. I was going to give this to my fiance' but, now after using it, I am keeping it for myself! I couldn't take a picture of me shaving in the shower so, I shaved a little before I showered and finished shaving with the shave soap as I normally do in the shower. The redness you see is NOT from the shave soap. That is from the neuromuscular disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, that I have. 

You can find Old Fashion Barbershop Shave Soap In A Jar at!

You can find Bebelush on Facebook and on their Website! 

 I get have a giveaway! Yay! Now one of my readers can see for themselves how well it works or can give it to their favorite guy.

 One reader can enter to win 1 Old Fashion Barbershop Shave Soap by Bebelush!

 U.S. residents ages 18+ only! Winners will have 24 hours to reply with their mailing information or I will redraw if it isn't claimed in time.

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.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have never cooked with a ceramic frying pan before, so I was very curious to see if there was a difference from my regular nonstick frying pan and the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Frying Pan. I was pleasantly surprised with the results and the clean up when I cooked with the pan. Let me tell you a little bit about the ceramic frying pan.

 Here is a product description of the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan from Ozeri:

Utilizing GREBLON - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthelyne), a synthetic substance that has waxy proprieties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which have been documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a "persistent  pollutant of the environment". With the Green Earth Pan's GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released  into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature - not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of  PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch- resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of  the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final assembly in China.

Here are a few of the features of the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan:

  • Superior non-stick performance.
  • Durable scratch-resistant ceramic, as found in nature.
  • Comfortable silicone handle.
  • Completely eco-friendly (ceramic coating emits no harmful fumes).
  • Easy to clean.
  • Induction stove safe.
  • No harmful heavy metals or chemicals.

Now for what I thought of the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan:

I made a grilled cheese sandwich in the frying pan for my lunch. I thought it did a great job of evenly toasting the bread while it melted the cheese. There were no burnt spots or under toasted parts on the bread. I really like how my grilled cheese sandwich turned out. After I had cooked my sandwich I put a bit of cheese in the frying pan and let it cook. I wanted to see how easy or hard it would be to clean the pan with the cooked cheese on it. I let the pan cool while I ate my lunch. Then I took a dry paper towel and wiped the pan clean. The cheese wasn't stuck to the bottom of the pan! I was really surprised that the cheese wasn't stuck to the bottom, I know it would have been in my other non-stick frying pan. I was very happy with the clean up! I can't wait to try some burgers in this pan next!

You can find the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Frying Pan at!

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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

BIC Pens & Permanent Markers Review #ShopletReviews

 I received a great package from BIC & the blogger program last week. I kind of felt like I was getting ready to go back to school again! BIC Pens have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. My dad and grandpa both used them so I had to use them, too. I think of my dad and grandpa whenever I use a BIC Pen!

 BIC Velocity Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen is a great writing pen. It has a permanent acid-free, fade-resistant gel ink that provides a skip-free writing experience. The contoured grip is comfortable and easy to hold onto. These come in packs of 12.

 BIC Intensity Permanent Pen provides smooth, vivid lines that are water and smear-resistant when dry. They have a very professional look with the metal clip and the metallic wrap. These come in packs of 12.

 BIC Mark-It Grip Permanent Marker Set is great for permanently marking on glass, metal, photos, CDs and DVDs. It has a long-lasting, durable, vivid ink that is certified AP non-toxic. These are durable pen-style permanent markers that have a rubber grip for comfort and control.

 BIC Atlantis Ballpoint Retractable Pen features an easy glide system that gives up to 35% smoother writing compared to traditional BIC ball pen ink system. The BIC Atlantis Pen has a soft cushion grip that makes it easy to hold onto and comfortable to write with. They are sold in packs of 4 pink pens and they write pink, too!

  BIC Tech 2 in 1 Retractable Ball Pen and Stylus comes in Blue or Pink! This is a great stylus for use with a wide variety of touchscreen devices. I really like using it with my smartphone, it is so much easier to get the right letter, when writing a text. It glides across the screen and doesn't leave any fingerprints behind. It is also an awesome retractable writing pen, that has BIC's easy-glide system ink, which gives you a smooth writing experience.

 If you are looking for Office Supplies, Office Stationary, Promotional Products or Medical Supplies then stop by You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 Disclaimer: I received products for free to try and review however, all opinions expressed her are mine.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I recently got to try a PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge for the first time. I hadn't even heard of this type of product before. I was curious about how it would work and hoping it wouldn't  irritate my skin. I took it out of the packaging and read the instructions to see how I was to use it. It is very simple to use once you know what you are doing. 

 Here is a description of the PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal from PureSOL:

 "Konjac is a moisture rich plant fiber which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of skin's impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed.

PureSOL Konjac Sponge is unbelievably soft and excellent for all skin types. It is made of 100% pure vegetable fiber and processed without any coloring or additives, great for hypersensitive skin."

Here are a few of the benefits of using the PureSOL Facial Sponge:

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Brighter Looking Skin
  • Prevents Spots, Blackheads and Breakouts

 It is very easy to use, first you soak the Facial Sponge in water then you can use it alone or you can use  your favorite facial cleanser with it. I tried it both ways and found that, in the heat and humidity of the Midwest, I like to wash my face with my facial cleanser and then use the Facial Sponge. It is soft and feels really good on my skin as I wash with it.  I enjoy washing me face with this Facial Sponge it is like I am at a spa in my own shower.

 The PureSol Facial Sponge is easy to hang up in your shower or tub. It comes with a suction cup so it can be hung up in a well ventilated area to dry and it will be right there when you need it. 

You can find the Facial Sponge at !
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.