Thursday, July 31, 2014

INFMETRY Star Projector

This star projector projects a map of the heavens onto your ceiling and walls with thousands of stars in random order.
Featuring a rotating base with compass-point alignments, it is possible to set up your AstroStar by aligning it according to your location and the time of the year, so it can project a map of the clear night sky all around you. You can also change it to the accurately track movement of the heavens as the year progresses.

The AstroStar projector not only gives your child an education of astronomical science, but also gives you the couple to create a romantic surprise! Ideal for astronomy or astrology fans, romantics, kids who appreciate a nightlight with a difference or anyone who wants to bring some starlight into their home. Powered by a couple of AA batteries and 110V~240V power adpter.
*You need to build this yourself






Wednesday, July 30, 2014

INFMETRY Invader Table Lamp

The inspiration of this lamp is from the movie named War of the World directed by Spielberg. As per its name, let the three legged lamp invade your table. It is made of 5mm basswood board with E0 grade which is safe and environmental and certificated by CARB in America. The size can be adjusted from 25cm to 40cm and the weight is only 1.688kg.

This is a DIY product. You can built it and choose the paint color yourself. You should have a little knowledge about electronics. The lamp is 
unique for its alien outlook. Three legs can modify the angles to be different styles.

The additional things for this product are a set of lamb holder and a switching line which are all certificated by CE and UL. There are not lamps in the package and you can buy the lamps from a local market. You can choose 40-watt bulb or 12-watt compact fluorescent lamps. You should also prepare the knife and hamper to assemble it. 












Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Perky Jerky

I have always loved beef jerky and turkey jerky!  I think you are either a fan of it or you are not. So when I had the opportunity to review Perky Jerky I was extremely. 



The turkey jerky is only 1 Weight Watchers point plus per serving so you could eat the whole package for 2 points plus!  That is a deal considering you would get 16 grams of protein for only 2 points plus.
The taste and texture is phenomenal.  I actually preferred the turkey’s flavor and texture over the beef.  It just seemed to be softer!  It has bits of pepper on it so it has a bit of a kick but I really liked it.
I was in Wal-mart last week shopping,  I had just worked out and was hungry and there in the checkout line was a bag of this!  I was saved.  I picked up the bag and ate it in the car later!  I love that it is such a portable snack and I love that you can find it at Wal-mart and you don’t have to special order it.  Another bonus!
Now, onto the beef perky jerky.

This one is 2 points plus per serving which is not bad at all because it has more protein, 11 grams!  However, this one is a bit chewier than the turkey.  It is more like a traditional jerky.  The flavor is still fantastic but I personally preferred the turkey.
Another cool thing about these jerkys are every time you buy these, a portion of the proceeds benefits Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  So not only are you enjoying a fabulous snack, you are helping to support a great cause!
Here are some stats on this yumm-o jerky.
  • No preservatives
  • No nitrates
  • No MSG
  • No fat
  • Low Calorie
  • Low Sodium
  • Good source of protein
Score!
Both the beef and the turkey perky jerky comes in four flavors:
  • Original
  • Sweet & Spicy
  • Teriyaki
  • Hot & Bothered
I just know that if you have a Wal-mart nearby, you probably have this on the shelf there.  They have a store locator that can tell you where there is some in your area.  I KNOW you are going to want to try this!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Kandoo Flushable Wipes and Hand Soap

The Kandoo Flushable Wipes is perfect for little hands and little kids. The size of the flushable wipes is smaller than the flushable wipes I am using for myself. It's also unscented and hypoallergenic.

Have you bought anything that says unscented but when you smell it there's this weird smell on the product? Well the Kandoo Flushable Wipes definitely is unscented. And when I say unscented, I really mean unscented with no weird smelling scent. :)

I also like the thickness of the Kandoo Flushable Wipes. It's thick and very soft.  It's also sewer and septic safe and biodegradable so I don't have to worry about clogged toilets! :)





The Pampers Kandoo Funny Berry Hand Soap has a purple foam. It might be just cute to look at but it has a purpose! The purple color shows if they've scrubbed their hands properly already. One Pampers Kandoo Hand Soap also has 200+ pumps of soap. It also contains Vitamin E and Natural Fruit Extracts to moisturize the hands. It is dermatologist tested and is hypoallergenic.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Boogie Wipes



Boogie wipes are seriously the best things ever. They come in a variety of scents, Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry. I especially love the magic menthol; I have even used them on myself. I can rub one of the wipes on the boogies and they stick to the wipe and come out without fail! No more frustrated baby J I have since used these for EVERYTHING. They're perfect for runny noses, cleaning face and hands after eating, cleaning up messes from crafts, coloring, and painting... you name it. Some other uses I've heard of: Cleaning candy and gum out of hair Cleaning makeup off your face, they’re gentle so as not to redden your nose but strong and durable for really messy job.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sibu Beauty Balancing Facial Cleanser

I recently had the chance to try Sibu Beauty Balancing Facial Cleanser. Feel free to add this to your list of all natural, paraben free, cruelty free, fair-trade, PETA certified products to try out this year.  It's a lovely cleanser.  Nice orangey/citrus smell, nice lather, it has a gentle physical exfoliating property as well.  It's not packed with granules but there are just enough to gently slough off that dull surface layer without irritating the skin. 



Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser leaves you with clean feeling skin which Sibu claims is the Sea Buckthorn Oil which is "known for its moisture-retaining and regulating properties that helps preserve your skin's natural moisture."  I definitely agree that with their statement that "this facial cleanser will leave your face fresh, soft and lightly moisturized."  


Sea Buckthorn is packed with Omega-7 fatty acids.  We have all heard about the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids are for our cardiovascular health.  Fatty Acids in general are important to obtain from outside sources (food & supplements) as your body cannot produce them by itself.  Omega-7 Fatty Acids are particularly important to the health of cells and tissues and possibly helping with cell turnover.  Sea Buckthorn has Omega 3, 6, 7, 9 and there seems to be a synergistic effect of all 4 together.  There is a lot of information here  and here about Sea Buckthorn and Omega-7.  Sibu Beauty also has a ton of information on their website about Omega-7 here.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dream Eyes

These yearly lenses don’t come in the typical vial, but in a standard paper card packaging. The design is simple and it looks similar to the packaging of normal contact lenses that you’ll receive from your eyes doctor. Each package is labelled by a sticker where the product number and the details like prescription, expiration date, diameter and curve radius are written on (the expiration date is meant for the unopened contact lenses of course).



Inside of the box you’ll find the two lenses, each packed separately in a plastic container. The inside of the paper card box contains the description and usage of the contact lenses and is very thoroughly.



Design: 
The design is special. I received sky blue contacts. The design is suited for everyday wear, they look completely natural. 

Comfort:
These wear-ability was normal. I wouldn’t say that they are as comfortable as my normal daily contact lenses, but they are wearable, especially when you have eye drops around for any time your eyes feel dry.


Shipping:
Dream Eyes offers free shipping internationally which is really great! I didn’t have any problems with the delivery either. Thanks again!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sheltons Poultry

I recently learned of a company called Shelton’s Poultry Inc. At Shelton’s they offer poultry products that are made with premium poultry and they have been doing it this way since their beginning in 1924. Shelton’s poultry is free range and all natural. The poultry has been raised without the use of antibiotics or artificial grown stimulants. When they make their products, they use natural ingredients whenever possible. Shelton’s believes in products that are pure and simple; “ingredient lists that read like a home recipe and not chemistry textbook.” Isn’t that really the way our food should be?!

For my review, I received a collection of Shelton’s products including Turkey Chili in Spicy and Mild, Premium Breast of Chicken, Turkey Jerky in Hot & Spicy and Original, and Turkey Jerky Sticks in Pepperoni, Jalapeno and Original.


One of my favorite lunches is chicken salad. I decided to make my salad with a large bowl of fresh greens,  cucumber and bell pepper slices, an apple and tossed. Then I top my salad with Shelton’s Premium Breast of Chicken. It was wonderful; the chicken had a nice flavor and texture to it.

The Jerky and Jerky Sticks were delicious! I can never seem to find a good turkey jerky. It always seems to be dry and tasteless, not Sheltons! The Pepperoni was my favorite but they were all super tasty. They had good flavor yet are way better for you than most jerky.



Monday, July 21, 2014

Skin Actives Salicylic Wash & Marine Nutrient Cream

I recently had to opportunity to review Skin Actives Salicylic Wash and the Marine Nutrient Cream. I have very sensitive skin and acne prone skin. I have always had a hard time finding products that don't irritate my skin yet are strong enough to get deep into my pores and leave my skin feeling clean. The Salicylic Wash is a face wash you use two times a day to help clean and kill bacteria that forms acne. Its the runniest face wash i've ever used which concerned me at first, but after using it I was presently surprised!


This product makes my skin feel extremely clean and soft. I personally love the feeling when my face is at its cleanest. If you are someone who likes to have some oil on your face after washing this may not be the face wash for you. Because I like my face so clean I also use a face scrub along with this wash.

I also received the Marine Nutrient Cream. I have only ever used on face moisturizer, so I was very scared to try this. Lot's of moisturizers put too much oil on my skin or not enough. However, this face cream is AMAZING! It was the icing on the cake. This left my face feeling completely moisturized but not greasy. It also helps prevent acne which is a bonus. If you or anyone is looking for a new skin routine, I suggest trying Skin Actives.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Looney Lab Regular Show Fluxx Game

Fluxx is the card game with ever changing rules! It starts out simple, with just the Basic Rule card: draw one card and play one card during each player’s turn. But New Rule cards quickly make things chaotic.


Even the object of the game will often change as you play, as players swap out one Goal card for another. Can you get the Rocket to the Moon before someone changes the goal to Death by Chocolate?


Fluxx comes in many flavors including Cthulhu Fluxx, Oz Fluxx, Star Fluxx, Pirate Fluxx, Zombie Fluxx, Monty Python Fluxx, Eco Fluxx, and probably some others.


I played with my 9 year old neighbor who is a HUGE Cartoon Network fan, he absolutely loved this game! He taught me how to play and taught me all about the shows. I had no idea how to play but part of that was me not knowing the characters or shows which the game was based from. Once I learned about the characters it was really fun and super funny! If you are a Cartoon Network fan, this is the game for you!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Namaste Foods

Namaste Foods is a gluten free food manufacturer with an extensive line of products, including baked goods, pizza crust, flour blends and pasta dishes. Daphne Taylor founded Namaste Foods as a way to help create gluten free and allergen free foods for a friend’s son. In addition to being gluten free, Namaste Foods are also free of soy, potato, corn, tree nuts, peanuts, casein and dairy. Their products are made in dedicated allergen-free facilities and contain no GMO (genetically modified) ingredients.





I had the opportunity to try two of their products, the Pasta Pisavera and the Spice Cake (yes, cake). The Pasta Pisavera is pasta and a spice packet. The package offers ways to jazz up the dish with different vegetables to add more flavors and nutrients to the dish. As someone tha doesn’t need to avoid gluten, I am always impressed with how great gluten free pasta is—and this product was no exception. Paying close attention to the cooking time, the pasta was the perfect texture and consistency—very enjoyable. As for the spice packet, it was a tasty seasoning for the pasta. Being a tomato sauce-type of person, I was impressed with the flavors of the seasoning. I didn’t even need the whole seasoning packet. As for the vegetable suggestions, go for it. Adding more vegetables gives different and delicious flavors as well as packing more veggies into your meal. They provide great suggestions to guide you to yummy choices.





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bella Sun Luci

I received this wonderful package of Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato products from the folks at Mooney Farms.  As I was taking the items out of the box, “Yum!” and “Wow!” , was all I kept saying!   Talk about making my day!
In the package was:
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Halves and Julienne Cut in 100% Pure Olive Oil & Italian Herbs
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts
  • New! *Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta – sun ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, premium olive oil, and Italian herbs to create a truly “homemade” flavor.
  • New!  *Bella Sun Luci Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes with Italian Basil and Julienne Cut with Zesty Peppers.
* Both of these products are fat free, sugar free, and no salt added!



Don’t you just love sun dried tomatoes?  I do!  They are so good for you too!  Did you know that tomatoes contain LYCOPENE, a phytochemical and proven antioxidant that fights free radicals in the body?
Did you know that ounce per ounce, sun dried tomatoes have 12 TIMES the amount of Lycopene than a raw tomato?
Recent studies have shown that a tomato rich diet is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, digestive disorders, breast, lung and cervical cancer, along with heart disease.
Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes are packed in 100% Pure Olive Oil & Herbs.  You probably already know the many health benefits of olive oil! Olive Oil can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a weak immune system, rheumatoid arthritis, certain malignant tumors, heart disease and high cholesterol levels.
All of Bella Sun Luci’s Sun Dried Tomato products are gluten-free!
Now.  To the FUN STUFF!  These sun dried tomatoes taste amazing!  I have been adding the Italian Basil Julienne-Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes to my salads.  On pizza night, I added them to my pizza toppings!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Beanitos Bean Chips

It is well-known that one of my favorite snacks is chips with salsa or guacamole…love them!  But tortilla chips (well, pretty much any kind of chips) are not known for being nutritious.  However, there is a new kind of chip that arrived at our doorstep recently: Beanitos Bean Chips.  You heard me:  bean chips. 



Beanitos are made from black or pinto beans with some whole grain rice (and flaxseed in the case of the pinto bean flavors) through in.  When I heard about them, I was really intrigued.  I like beans and I like chips, but I just couldn’t imagine what chips made of beans would be like. 
I got to sample all four flavors of Beanitos:  Black Bean, Pinto Bean & Flax, Chipotle BBQ Black Bean, & Cheddar Cheese Pinto Bean & Flax.  They have a great crunch just like tortilla chips, but are a little heartier than some.  I really liked them.  They did have a little bean flavor to them, but the flavor was mild enough to make the regular flavors suitable for dipping.  The Chipotle BBQ was a clear favorite, but the Cheddar Cheese was also popular. 


Not only were the chips delicious, but they are also gluten-free, have 6 grams of fiber per serving, and are low glycemic.  The Pinto Beans & Flax varieties also contain 1200 mg of Omega-3’s.  These chips make a satisfying snack that will stay with you longer than your regular corn or tortilla chips. 


Monday, July 14, 2014

Vega Shake

Vega is dairy, gluten, and soy free.  It also is no sugar added and contains 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals. That in itself is pretty amazing.  The goal of Vega is to be plant based and deliver all of the needed nutrition to help your body perform and function at its best level.





Protein and nutritional drinks to me have always had a funny taste.  Each definitely has its own unique flavor and Vega is no different.  At first taste and being used to your typical protein shakes, you can almost taste the “plant” in it.  That may not make a lot of sense, but you can tell there is a slightly different taste than non-plant based protein shakes.
I tried out two different flavors: Chocolate (5 out of 5) and Berry (4 out of 5).
I loved the chocolate and even though I could tell it was plant based, I still loved the flavor! I tried the Berry flavor the following night and was not quite as big of a fan.  The thing I will tell you is that I think Berry would be a GREAT additive to smoothies!
They also make a vanilla flavor which I haven’t yet tried, but I’m pretty sure i’ll love.  When it comes to protein shakes or nutritional shakes I usually tend to like the token chocolate and vanilla flavors.



I took Vega each night before I went to bed.  I believe that protein taken right before bed helps your body to recover better.  I don’t normally take the entire serving size that is suggested on the package.  I usually take the amount of 1 serving and cut it in half.
The nutritional breakdown in 1 serving size of Vega One is:
15 g protein
1 billion probiotics (same as 1 yogurt cup)
1.5 g omega-3
6 g of fiber
3 servings of greens
2. cups of antioxidants (same as 2.7 cups of blueberries)
That is pretty amazing right!? I have really noticed a difference when I take this before bed each night that my body seems more alert, recovered, and ready to go the next morning.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Dirty Minds Game

It's funny, witty, outrageous, and completely clean?! Yes you heard us, completely clean...unless you have a dirty mind of coarse! Presenting the Dirty Minds Deluxe edition, bigger and even more hilarious than original, with new clues, double the game cards, and a new Dirty Minds game board. Simple to play, just roll the dice and move your game piece around the board and follow the directions on the spot you land on. Collect cards by guessing the correct CLEAN answers to the Dirty Minds clues provided. (Remember dirty answers don't count, no matter how funny they are!) The first person to spell "DIRTY" with their cards wins. One of the most fun adult party games to come along in a long time, Dirty Minds is guaranteed to get the entire crowd laughing out loud! For ages 18 and up, for 2 or more players.





Have you got a Dirty Mind? Then you might not be very good at this game, because all the answers are clean. You're presented with 3 clues, which are packed with innuendo and you must come up with the correct answer - and it definitely won't be dirty! If you're the type of person who hates it when someone reads something dirty into everything you say, Dirty Minds is the game for you! The dirtier a mind you have, the worse you will be at playing Dirty Minds, The Game of Naughty Clues, because all the answers are clean! Dirty Minds will provide 2 or more adults with hours of laughter as seemingly filthy clues point towards the most innocent of answers. Some people say that a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste. Use yours to play Dirty Minds! But remember, nothing is as dirty as it seems.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Campbells Alphabet Dice Game


Campbell's Alphabet Dice Game is a great family game that focuses on building words (in crossword fashion) out of dice. This game is for two to six players, ages eight and up, and retails for $13.95. The game contains: one instructions booklet, 216 letters on 36 dice, and scoring sheets.


The goal of the game is simple - to score the lowest amount of points. How do you do this? You try to get rid of as many of your dice as you can by making words that build upon the first word played (like Scrabble). You begin the game by splitting up the dice evenly amongst players. Then, the players take all of the dice in their hands, shake them, and roll them out on the table. All of the letters that are face up become the letters that you will be able to use to play words. After the first person makes a word from their letters, play goes to the left, and players build upon the first word. All words must be found in the dictionary to be used, unless the word is "MMGOOD". You cannot use formal names, abbreviations, or hyphenated words. Besides building, players also have the option of "slurping"; this can only be done once per round (rounds are called "servings"), however. To slurp, you take out one of the letters in a word previously played and insert your own. The word needs to make sense still! Then you take the letter that you have pushed out and you can give it to any player. This increases the amount of dice that they have left to play, and thus gives them a disadvantage. The other option that players have is to "Pass", if they cannot add to or create any words. If ALL players cannot add to or create words, everyone can "reheat" by re-rolling the dice to get new letters. Each "serving" ends when one player has placed their last die (and everyone gets one more chance to play).

You want to try and get rid of your red letters as quickly as possible, because when it is time to add up scores, the red letters count for two points (and you want the lowest score). You lose one point for all black letters that are left at the end when you are marking down the scores. When a Slurp is used, that box should be checked on the scoring sheet provided as well. The last serving of the game is called the "Souper 2x Round", because all of your dice scores are doubled (2 points for black die and 4 points for red) at the end. To win, you need the lowest overall score from all four rounds combined.


There were several things that I really liked about this game. First was the ease of game play and the convenience. This game can be tucked in your purse and brought anywhere, as it does not take up much space. It is a game you can pause and come back to without losing your concentration. We also liked the challenge of "slurping" and the non-conventional scoring process. The more you play, the clearer it is to see when you should slurp and how you can be competitive against other players. This game was easy to comprehend and should be fun for all ages, as well as families to play together! I highly recommend Campbell's Alphabet Dice Game.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SexyPop Popcorn

SexyPop Popcorn is brought to you by Robert Ehrlich, the shaman of snacks, quoted by Forbes magazine, and founder of Pirate’s Booty. Since 1986 Rob has built a firm foundation based upon innovation, creativity, and longevity to make a name for himself. SexyPop is no exception. He has created four sexy and tempting flavors just for you: Bangin’ Cheddar, Lightly Salted, Brazilian Coconut, and Black Pepper. Be smart, be thoughtful, be generous; that’s sexy.



I was so excited when my package of SexyPop arrived! I am a big popcorn fan but, im not a fan of plain tasteless popcorn. Sexypop is neither of those! It comes in 6 flavors: Bangin Cheddar (my favorite), Black Pepper, French Butter, Lightly Salted, Bodacious Banana, and Brazilian Coconut. Every flavor was delicious and a fan of everyone that tried them! I give Sexypop a BIG thumbs up! :) make sure and go buy some for yourself. Just a warning, you may consume an entire bag in one sitting!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

1Face Watch

There was a time not so long ago when almost everyone was wearing one of those Livestrong bands to support a cause. Each color represented a different cause, and to be honest, they are a great thing. The money from them helped people, and people received an item that they could be proud of. The 1:Face Watch from Mirza Minds is bringing back supporting a cause on your wrist, but it's doing it in the form of a stylish watch instead of a bracelet.





While the watch looks good, that isn't what this project is all about. It's really about making the world a better place. Each of the different colored watches helps support a different cause. The white watch supports a charity called One Day's Wages and will provide food for 16 children on the horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia). For every five red watches purchased, Keep a Child Alive can provide one month of AIDS treatment.





In all, there are six watches, each supporting one important cause. The image above breaks down where the money goes for each of the six watches. They are all backed by reputable charities, so you can be assured that the money is going where it's supposed to.
The watches themselves feature a simplistic design that looks quite stylish. There's a large face with a mirrored finish that doesn't display the time unless you push a button. When you push the button, the time pops up on the screen in white LED lights. Even though only one button is necessary for the watch, it has one on each corner to create symmetry.
The 1:Face battery life will depend on individual usage, but the creators estimate that if you check the time six times a day, the battery should last about two years. They also include a one year warranty, so if you somehow break the tempered glass screen, they will repair or replace it for you.
The project is seeking funding on Indiegogo, and it has more than exceeded its initial goal. If you want to back the project, you can grab a watch in the color of your choice for US$40. You can back the project for higher amounts if you want to support multiple causes and own extra colors. If you back the project for $500, you receive a touchscreen watch that backs each of the causes. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Zevia

Before we get started, some background about Zevia may be necessary. Zevia is a zero calorie soda. Instead of being sweetened with artificial sweeteners like other diet sodas, it's sweetened with Stevia, which is some sort of really sweet shrub grown in a far away magical land.






Back to the taste test.

I tore open the box and held the six colorful cans up. To speed the cooling process, the cans went immediately into the freezer. While they chilled (the Zevia folks clearly stated that the cooler the soda, the better it tastes) I finished off the ice cream I removed to make room for my new arrival.

To pass the time I grabbed a piece a paper and wrote down the names of each flavor. Then I opened the freezer to make sure it was functioning properly. It had only been five minutes, but it felt like a lot longer. When the timer on the stove went off, I bolted for the kitchen. They were ready, but where to start? I could chose from six different flavors: Dr. Zevia, Grape, Black Cherry, Grapefruit Citrus, and Mountain Zevia. As a HUGE dew fan, I popped open the Mountain Zevia, took a swig and was pleasantly surprised. 




Fast forward 36 hours. All six flavors had been consumed. Detailed notes had been taken on each, and I was sad I didn't have anymore. All flavors taste great, and the Stevia made it sweeter than other zero-calorie diet sodas, which was a nice surprise. The Grape and Black Cherry also added a twist by being clear in color, which makes them a non-staining, kid-friendly option.

Would I buy Zevia? Yess, in fact i'm currently searching nearby stores to find some more!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Big Lather

I recently was scent a few big lather sponges to try/ I love my bath sponges. I buy all different colors and I pick out different body washes. The problem is that I go through body wash pretty quick. Some suds better than others, some take more to make suds. It gets pretty expensive. I hadn't really even thought about how many plastic bottles we were contributing to the land fills until I was offered the chance to review this Big Lather Bath Sponge. This bath sponge is pretty awesome. Instead of going through bottles of body wash you can use your favorite bar soap. It stays in it nicely with the slide cord adjuster, and the best part is you still get major suds! I have always used the body wash over bar soap because I really like all the suds I get with body wash. For some reason I feel like I get more clean with more suds 




Not only are Big Lather just bath sponges, you can use them for dishes too! I feel cleanest when the soap I use is super sudsy, and that's exactly how I feel about my dishes! The sudsier the better! Big Lather once again, works super great on dishes! I even used one to wash my car! needless to say, I absolutely love Big Lather! So if you like sudsy soap try Big Lather for yourself!



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Eboost

EBOOST is an innovative, new addition to the energy supplement market, created by co-founders Josh Taekman and John McDonald. They were tired of energy drinks that claim to boost your stamina and concentration for hours on a chemical-ridden formula; because whatever additives and chemicals are bringing you up will ultimately end in a crash. EBOOST's co-founders worked with a team of doctors, nutritionists, and trainers to design a formula that was natural, yet effective. EBOOST not only gives you the boost you crave from energy drinks -- it also can assist you with mood, concentration, and recovery from workout. EBOOST has been endorsed by a number of well-known celebrities, including: Jillian Michaels, Oprah, Shakira, Kelly Ripa, Anthony Fasano, and Amar'e Stoudemire. 




EBOOST is soy-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and non-GMO. It is a small energy "shot" that comes in multiple flavors, including: Orange, berry melon (with coconut water), or superberry. Not a fan of taking a quick shot? No problem! EBOOST also offers a boost in the form of a natural energy powder. This powder comes in the following flavors: natural orange, pink lemonade, or acai pomegranate. EBOOST is best if served chilled, and it is recommended that you only have one every 24 hours. You can purchase 12 energy shots on the EBOOST website for just $39.00, or 20 energy powder packets for just $28.00. If you are unsure about which flavor you would prefer, or whether you'd rather have a shot or the powder, EBOOST offers a sampler pack for just $8.99. EBOOST can also be found in stores such as Trader Joes, Bed Bath and Beyond, Vitamin Shoppe, and natural food/fitness stores.




What is in EBOOST that makes it so effective? Well, for starters, it contains green tea and green coffee bean extracts, quercetin, and Vitamin B-12 for energy and focus. These are all natural compounds that can help you make it through your day. It also contains potassium and electrolytes for hydration after a long workout. EBOOST is proud to offer no artificial flavors or colors, and is naturally sweetened. To support your immune system, EBOOST has a nice group of natural ingredients such as Vitamin C, Resveratrol, zinc, selenium, and Vitamin D. Finally, to boost your mood, EBOOST has two compounds known as 5-HTP and Huperzine. 5-HTP is produced from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, an African plant. It is traditionally used as an herbal supplement for depression, insomnia, obesity, etc, as it works to increase the amount of serotonin released in your body. Huperzine is a substance that is derived from the Chinese club moss plant. It works to increase levels of acetylcholine in the body, and may improve memory and learning. 

I like the added benefits of EBOOST; many energy drinks are there to give you a rush, and that is their sole purpose. EBOOST can help me concentrate on my work better, and also keep my immune system and mood at bay in the process. Those two aspects of life are really affected by working multiple jobs-- long hours and being exposed to many  people puts me in constant battle with my immune system, and my mood can fluctuate just because of the sheer stress. It is nice to have an energy supplement that can tackle more than one problem at once. I know that I am lacking vitamins, so I try to get them in whenever I can. 




I like the size of the EBOOST shot -- unlike larger energy drinks, it is something that could be easily stored in your purse, car, or fridge without taking up any room at all. The packaging is very simplistic and cute. The EBOOST energy powder is something that I would probably keep at home or in a future office; it is nice for when you don't need the immediate boost on-the-go, and you have time to relax and enjoy a glass. I like that you have two options..I don't mind shots or powder, but there are times when I prefer one over the other.