Monday, August 18, 2014

Fun Apps for Kids from Kids Academy (Review)


I know I'm not supposed to allow our twins to use the tablet for a long time, but I find it hard to stop them from doing so. They are so eager to learn and they are having fun doing it. This started out last April, when I was given the opportunity to review the Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Kids Games Free For Toddlers and Preschool Children app.



It's from this app that they learned to identify and trace the letters of the alphabet. I was very surprised because they were only 22 months old and can't even speak, yet. It became more fun for them when we purchased the full pack and they were able to use all the features. The girls learned to identify the small case letters and learned about the numbers and shapes as well. I really love this app and I've been telling my friends about how our girls are learning so much from it.




Then, just recently, I got lucky again to be given a chance to review two more apps from Kids Academy -- Kids Puzzles preschool math games for girls and boys and Learn To Read and Write Kid’ Puzzles. And just as I expected, both apps are very educational. Soleil and Sophie loved them, too.


Learning how to count and identifying the numbers are the basics in math. The Kids Puzzles preschool math games for girls and boys app teaches your kids the basics through the use of tracing and handwriting. Our girls easily learned this because they had a lot of practice with the letters. They do have difficulties with number 8 though, because of the curves. But, what made it more fun is the added feature of collecting fireflies. The more numbers you trace the more fireflies you'll have in your jar. When you've filled up the jar, you can set the fireflies free and it will create a fun graphic.



As for the Learn To Read and Write Kid’ Puzzles app, the instructions were very clear, the graphics are good and the sounds are great. There are just some games that are difficult for toddlers. Like the rhyming words, for example. This teaches kids about rhymes through a maze. The dog shows a picture of an object and you have to match it with another object or animal that has the same sound. There are three other pictures to choose from. The girls found it difficult because they didn't know any of them. I guess they could improve on this to make it easier for kids aged three and under. Putting a sound on each object when touched would help kids greatly.


Overall, they super love all three apps and they're having so much fun. The letters, numbers and shapes are pronounced very clearly and that makes it easier for kids to understand and learn. The graphics are awesome and all the wonderful colors make it more engaging to kids and adults alike. These three apps are a must have for moms who have toddlers. It'll make learning so much fun!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Did you know?


From age 35 to 50, women's estrogen levels rise and fall wildly - and these hormonal fluctuations can trigger fatigue, mood swings, hot flashes and more. The good news is, researchers found that tofu's phytoestrogens help steady hormonal swings, reducing the frequency and severity of these symptoms by up to 26 percent.

Designer Clothes and Bags for Summer

There are so many choices for this season when it comes to summer dresses, bags and undies. Don't be afraid to go bold in bright colors, dark or pretty floral summer dresses. Here are some of my top choices.

Ralph Lauren - Blue Label Sleeveless V-Neck Dress Collection Black MEDIUM

Ralph Lauren - Blue Label Sleeveless V-Neck Dress Collection Black MEDIUM
Become the center of attraction when you wear this elegant sleeveless dress that features a flattering V-neckline with georgette panels and a flowing handkerchief skirt.


Woman Within - Women's Plus Size Dress In Maxi Length, Floral Print, Crinkle Fabric

Woman Within - Women's Plus Size Dress In Maxi Length, Floral Print, Crinkle Fabric
Big, beautiful and comfortable! The spectacular, texture-rich crinkled rayon plus size dress looks so feminine.


Frederick's of Hollywood - Frederick's Unlined Essential Bra 32B White - 32B

Frederick's of Hollywood - Frederick's Unlined Essential Bra 32B White - 32B
Smooth microfiber and a gentle boost of underwire make this the perfect everyday bra under T-shirts and close-fitting tops. The soft, unlined cups are ideal when you don’t want any extra padding, just a natural silhouette.


Frederick's of Hollywood - Frederick's Elizabeth Tanga Large Black/Nude - Large

Frederick's of Hollywood - Frederick's Elizabeth Tanga Large Black/Nude - Large
In our flirtiest tanga cut, soft microfiber and sheer lace make every day a special occasion. Finished with a bow detail in front. Nylon/spandex. Imported. Also available in plus size.


Ralph Lauren - Lauren Petite Paisley Surplice Dress Multi PETITE X-SMALL

Ralph Lauren - Lauren Petite Paisley Surplice Dress Multi PETITE X-SMALL
Paisley never goes out of style!

Louis Vuitton - Monogram Denim Speedy Round - Yellow

Louis Vuitton - Monogram Denim Speedy Round - Yellow
Whether carried by hand, elbow or should, the Speedy Round is a striking design. Its classic shape is softened in Monogram Denim canvas with the iconic pattern highlighted by lame embroidery.


Michael Kors - Logo East/West Signature Tote Tote Handbags - Black

Michael Kors - Logo East/West Signature Tote Tote Handbags - Black
Whether carried by hand, elbow or should, the Speedy Round is a striking design. Its classic shape is softened in Monogram Denim canvas with the iconic pattern highlighted by lame embroidery.

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Ralph Lauren - Blue Label Floral-Print Skinny Jean Lucia Floral Wash SIZE 27

Ralph Lauren - Blue Label Floral-Print Skinny Jean Lucia Floral Wash SIZE 27
Crafted from a stretch-cotton blend, this eclectic skinny jean features a vibrant floral pattern that's perfect for  summer.


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Precisio Tweezers Review


It's hard to find a pair of tweezers that can remove the shortest and finest hairs. If you're plucking your eyebrows like my daughter does and getting rid of facial hairs like my husband does, you know what I'm talking about. I've purchased a lot of pairs already, but they all ended up being stored in the farthest part of the drawer because they are not reliable enough to hold the tiniest and yes, the finest of hairs. Today's review is about Precisio Tweezers. Let's see if it's good enough to eliminate nasty hair.




Product Description

Not Another Cheap Pair of Tweezers Designed

With You in Mind The Must Have, Tool For:
  • Ingrown hairs: You hate when they happen. You'll love it when they're gone.
  • Nose/facial hair: Yes, others can see them too. Pluck. Remove. Smile. 
  • Bikini line: Now you can get every last stray before you hit the beach. 
  • First aid: When you're family member has a splinter, you'll be the hero! 
  • Ticks? Remove those skin-invaders in a flash. 
We've Saved the Best for Last All Precisio Tweezers come with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. This means it's 100% risk-free purchase. If you break them or need a replacement, or are not satisfied, we will give you a full refund or replacement guaranteed!

My Thoughts

The tweezers look pretty cool and I love that the color is black and the finish is matte. The tips are perfect and when put together, there are no gaps. I gave it to my daughter to use and she was very surprised that she was able pluck her eyebrows easily. Then, I asked my husband to try it. He too, was amazed that it took only one pull to get the fine hair off his face.



Pros

These tweezers are very precise. All you need is one pull to get the hair out. It looks really cool and the tips are perfectly aligned.

Cons

It comes with a hefty price tag considering these are only tweezers, but come to think of it, it's really hard to look for a good pair of tweezers. I bought too many already and they're just kept in the drawer. If I have to add up all the money I used to buy them, then this will be a lot cheaper.

Recommendation

Overall it's not just the design that is cool. The Precisio Tweezers are easy to hold and use. The matte finish ensures that your fingers won't slip and avoid hurting or pinching your skin. If you're having a tough time finding the perfect tweezers, this is a good one to try. It may be a bit expensive, but this'll save you a lot of money later on.

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Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Crave Naturals for evaluation purposes. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. All photos used in the review were taken by myself or family. Do keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, August 11, 2014

TheraRelief by Thera Vita Review




Whenever one of us feels pain, I don't usually reach for OTC medicines unless told by a doctor. I would rather use a gel or cream to ease the pain. Today, I am reviewing Pain Relief Cream by Thera Vita.




Product Description

  • Safe - Includes 27 natural ingredients and is proud to be free of chemicals such as parabens. 
  • Fast - Delivers fast and long lasting relief for muscles and joints. 
  • Supports Healthy Joints - TheraRelief deals with the root of the problem by healing rather than masking the pain. 
  • Odorless - Non-greasy formula does NOT have a strong smell or leave stains. 
  • Guaranteed - It works or your money back!

My Opinion

The cream has a very faint scent to almost none once applied. I can easily compare it to sesame oil. It's rather sticky, but just on initial application. The sticky feeling disappears after a while.




I get an achy knee from time to time because of bowling and after I used the TheraRelief cream the first time, I felt relief right away. I also like that natural ingredients were used to make the cream. I feel safe that I'm not slathering a chemical laden product that could be harmful to your health.

Pros

The effect was instant. Well, for me at least. It's not mentholated, so you can walk around without people looking at you because you have that odd smell of menthol. It's easy to apply and doesn't stain clothes.

Cons

The effect doesn't last very long. It's indicated that the effect lasts for 24 hours, but you may need to reapply after a few hours.

Recommendation

The cream works to ease pains and aches. If you get muscle pains from working out, arthritis or any other pain, this is a good cream to try.

TheraRelief is available on Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


 
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