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Friday, December 19, 2014

Feel Alert with Lemons

Feeling sleepy? Stop and smell the lemons! A whiff of the citrus fruit alerts you instantly and that's usually what I do whenever I feel like nodding off and I've still got tons in my to do list. It doesn't have to be fresh lemons though, essential oil, lotion, candles or anything with a citrus scent will surely wake you up. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor Review

It makes me feel good that at 47, my only concerns are my graying hair, sun spots and crow's feet. I used to hate my oily skin, but I guess I should be thankful because it's probably one of the reasons why fine lines and wrinkles are still not visible. Today's discussion is about the Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor by Perfective Ceuticals. I am not new to this brand and I am currently using their eye serum.

Product Description

Discover the science of luxury: leading edge anti-aging technology combined with exquisite indulgence. Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor is a rich, nourishing cream infused with powerful anti-aging ingredients to rejuvenate skin from the inside out.

Its proprietary complex of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Matrixyl (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4), Omega 3-6-9 and Ginseng Extract helps erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and correct imperfections by stimulating cellular regeneration, microcirculation and the production of youth proteins.

Combined with time released hydrators, anti-oxidants and skin brighteners to enhance health and radiance, the skin feels hydrated, lifted and toned. Non-comedogenic. Scientifically proven.

My Thoughts

Like all other Perfective Ceuticals products, this one is packaged really nicely. The box is simple, but elegant and so is the round jar. The mere package tells you that this is an expensive product, but it's actually not that pricey. The cream has a nice consistency and it has a very mild scent. It's easy to apply and it dries up pretty quickly, too.

What I like about this cream is that it is very light and it does not leave a greasy look. I don't wear makeup, but it's a great advantage for those who do because the cream is not heavy and you won't feel that you are putting on a lot on your face.

It's only been a week and people around me are noticing that my skin is supple. The sun spots slightly brightened and my pores look a bit smaller, too. As for my crow's feet, it's too early to say. I will continue to use this because I'm sure this product will not fail to amaze me.

Overall, I had a great experience with the cream. If you are looking for a product to hydrate skin and correct skin imperfections, this is a good one to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor through the Perfective Ceuticals website.

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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Extra Strength Colon Cleanse Detox by HealthyNow Brands Review

Today's review is about the Extra Strength Colon Cleanse Detox by HealthyNow Brands. I don't usually take supps, but I agreed to give this one a try because it's all natural and it has no artificial ingredients.

Product Description

Relieve Constipation and Eliminate Built-up Waste with HealthyNow(TM) Colon Cleanse Detox Plus!

A Unique, All Natural & Extra Strength formulation of herbs, seeds, fruits and fibers that help enhance digestive system functioning and cleanse the bowel.

- Cleanses, Stimulates & Nourishes the Colon
- 90 Caps per Bottle. - Promotes Digestive Health and Healthy Colon Cleanse Weight Loss.
- Mild but Extremely Effective Laxative
- Relieves Constipation & Indigestion. Simple colon cleansing promotes a fresh & clean digestive system and enhanced colon health.
- Helps Eliminate Built-Up Waste. Our all-natural digestive system cleanse is Made In the USA in a GMP, FDA inspected facility and is backed by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee.
- Natural Detox Cleanse
- NO Fillers, NO Binders, NO Artificial Ingredients. Enjoy this fast acting colon cleanse for constipation relief. When buying colon cleansers always use only natural herbal ingredients.

Extra Strength Colon Cleanse Detox Plus Helps*:

- Relieve Constipation
- Reduce Gas & Bloating
- Eliminate Built-up Waste
- Improve the absorption of nutrients in the body
- Increase Energy
- Promote Weight Loss Naturally
- Improve Digestive Health
- Promote Overall Balance of Health

My Thoughts

Lately, I've been experiencing gas, especially in the morning after drinking my coffee. When I started taking the colon cleanser, I didn't experience it. I also noticed that I move more regularly now. I used to have problems with moving especially when I didn't drink enough water.

As for its ability to help you lose weight, it's too early to say, but I do feel lighter. I guess it's working to relieve me from bloating. I usually feel heavy, especially when I had too many liquid. I will continue to use this and I will update if there is an improvement on my weight.

Meanwhile, I am pretty satisfied with the product and how it helped me manage my tummy troubles. This is a good one to try if bloating and moving regularly is your problem.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Extra Strength Colon Cleanse Detox through the HealthyNow Brands website and on Amazon. It retails at $24.97; a fair prize compared to other brands. I'm also offering my dear readers a coupon code. Use the code MOMMYCPN upon checkout. It is for $8 off (a 32% discount) of the regular price of $24.97

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.

YouTube's Famous Chefs

If you love to cook and you like whipping up meals like a real chef, this one is for you. YouTube's got a long list of famous chefs shows, you call ready to share their crafts. With these shows, you can easily jazz up your meals, feel like a pro and let your family enjoy great food.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Easy@Home TENS Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit Review

I don't easily take medications for aches and pains. I normally would just ignore it until it goes away on its own. Sometimes, a good massage really helps to take away the pain, but I don't always have the time for that. Today's discussion is about the Easy@Home TENS Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit.

Product Description

- Easy@home EHE009 Pulse Massager TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) UNIT is portable, compact, natural & drug-free, stylish, easy to use product, which delivers electric impulses to nerves, muscles and cells in different part of our body. The impulses used in proper strength and frequencies make continuous and gentle stimulation to trigger the body producing natural response to block, relieve pain and to stimulate the regeneration of tissues.
- Natural and Drug Free Way for Pain Relief - Pain Relief without Medicine! TENS stimulates your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, better known as "Endorphins".
- Safety and Excellent Quality
- The product is approved by FDA for OTS use. Powered by 4 AAA batteries (Included).
- Easy to Use
- Large LCD screen shows you at a glance exactly what is happening, including the type of massage "Massage, Beat, or Knead" and the time left on the cycle. It's fully automatic! . Programmatic Patterns of Stimulation with 6 Auto Procedure Options and 10 Levels for Power Intensity knobs.
- Pulse Stimulation Speed adjustable. - Portable and Long Battery Life
- About the size of a remote control, this unit packs enough power to thoroughly massage your body, but can travel with you anywhere you like. Take it to the gym, on a trip, or even to the office - it fits in your briefcase or purse.
- Excellence Guarantee: We offer a 1 year hassle free replacement guarantee for customers.

My Thoughts

I suffer from back issues from time to time. One wrong bend and my back will ache for days. Although stretching helps ease the pain, it does not take the pain away immediately. This is my first time to use a gadget to block the pain and boy, was I glad I did. TENS or transcutaneous nerve stimulators apparently help relieve aches and pains. What it does is blocking the pain before it even reaches your brain.

I used it on my back and I immediately felt the electrical signals stimulating my nerves. It was soothing and I felt my muscles suddenly relax. After using the pulse massager, my back felt better.

Overall, I like the massager and I love how it helps me manage back pain. If you're looking for a product to naturally relieve you from aches and pains, this is a good one to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Easy@Home TENS Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit through their website and on Amazon. It's fairly priced at $30.95.

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.

Having trouble getting pregnant?

You got married and you are ready to get pregnant. The things is, you've been trying, but you are still waiting. Frustrated? Read below for some tips.

Did you know that somewhere around ten percent of all couples has trouble getting pregnant? That is a huge part of the population that is suffering from fertility issues. While fertility troubles have become less taboo over the past few years, they are still not talked about too much, and many couples suffer in silence. Many couples don’t know that they can actually help themselves to boost their own fertility by losing weight if they are overweight, eating healthy, exercising, quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol consumption, taking a prenatal vitamin or fertility blend, and reducing their stress levels.

However, there are some times when a couple might need to see a fertility specialist. If a woman under 35 has been trying for more than a year to get pregnant with no success, she should see a fertility doctor. If a woman over 35 has been trying to get pregnant for more than six months with no success, she should see a fertility doctor as well. You can learn more about visiting a fertility specialist by checking out Pregnancy tips.

OtterBox Symmetry Series for iPhone 6 Review

I was recently sent a sample of Otter Box iPhone 6 case to review. If you haven't heard of Otter Box, yet, they are the Number 1 Cell Phone Case Covers Manufacturer. The Symmetry Series was the case sent to me.

Product Description

  • Dual-material construction makes Symmetry Series for iPhone 6 one of the slimmest, most protective cases in its class 
  • Sleek and slim iPhone 6 case is a cinch to install 
  • Make this stylish iPhone 6 case your canvas for design when you choose from a full spectrum of wraparound colors and graphics 
  • Streamlined design delivers tough protection from drops and shock


  • Drop Protection 
  • One-piece design for easy installation 
  • Shock-absorbing interior

My Thoughts

First off, I love the color of the case; it's teal and the back is pink. You can tell that it's made of high quality materials. It's very cool and definitely stylish! The sides and inside of the case are made of rubber. It is soft enough to protect your smartphone from scratches and strong enough to protect your phone from drops. The back [pink part] is made of hard plastic. The fit is perfect and all the buttons can be easily accessed.

Sure, you'll find a lot of affordable iPhone cases out there, but nothing protects your investment more than an Otter Box case. I hear a lot of people say that Otter Box cases are a tad expensive, I agree, but it gives you peace of mind that your precious phone is well protected. If you own an expensive phone and you are looking for a reliable case to protect it. This is a great product to try. They are available in different colors and it even comes with a a QR code, so you'll stay connected to a world of opportunity, exploration and adventure.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Otter Box iPhone 6 case through the TenkieBox website. It's priced at ₱2,150.00. You may also like them on Facebook for updates.

Disclosure: I have received one or more of the products mentioned above form TenkieBox in exchange for my honest review. I was not paid for my thoughts and opinions. What was written above are 100 percent my own and was in no way influenced by the brand or anyone.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Drift Off Fast with Licorice

Tired, but too restless to sleep? Snack on licorice. According to experts, your overtaxed adrenals are the cause of this tired-yet-wired sensation. Eating six pieces of real licorice a day can help you drift off to la la land easily. The yummy treat is rich in a compound that strengthens adrenals.

The Twins' Christmas Program

We're sure to see a lot of kids percussion instruments on Wednesday during the twins' Christmas program in school. They'll be playing some Christmas carols while some of the other kids sing. They've been practicing their number for the last two weeks, but they've only shown me the preview. I'm too excited to see the whole performance and also the numbers prepared by the other classes. I'll post their photos as soon as we get home on Wednesday.

Energize Quickly with this Trick

Need a quick pick me up? Instead of dragging yourself to the nearest vending machine for a caffeine induced drink, try this fast energizing trick. 

Place the tips of your index fingers on your earlobes and press firmly, then massage in tiny circles for 1 minute, slowly moving your fingers up and down in front of your ears. This acupressure trick chases away fatigue for up to an hour. According to experts, the spot is packed with pressure-sensitive nerves, and activating them signals the brain to produce a flood of energizing endorphins.

Done with Christmas Shopping!

I found a store for bass for newbies online, so now my Christmas shopping list is complete. This is the first time that I've finished shopping early, thanks to online stores, I didn't have to spend so much time at the malls. Twenty days before Christmas and a lot of my friends are already complaining about the traffic going to the malls. Boy, am I glad I'm done!


Posting for Orange you glad it' Friday. Wanna join? Head over to Maria's Life's sweets and spices.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Playing Bingo for Fun

What do you usually do when you go online? Me, I check my mails first and see if there are new tasks, then I check my social media accounts before I start writing reviews and articles. Once I start writing, I'd be busy for several hours. To some, my job as a blogger sounds pretty easy, but it's actually daunting, especially if you have to do a lot of research. And there are times that you just can't think!

At times like that, I take a break and play online games at Landmark Bingo. It's a game my siblings and I used to play when we were kids. It's one of our favorite things to do during weekends and during school breaks. It's such a simple and fun game and you don't have to be an expert to play it. And of course, the most exciting part is being the first one to yell the word, B-I-N-G-O!!!

Nowadays, I play it online. I usually join the free tournaments and sometimes, I win real cash. I even play it on the go because Landmark Bingo is now at App store and Google play.

If you love to play bingo, too, and you're in for real money, the site gives you the chance to play it in a fun, safe and friendly environment with big bonuses. You also get to play with people from around the globe, so you get to socialize and have fun not just at the comfort of your home, but wherever you are.

First time player? No worries. They have a team of experienced chat hosts who will help you with all the features and tips to win the game. You may start playing in the free room to learn the game. That's where I play and it doesn’t charge a single penny.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What is Sports Therapy

Many people are aware that sports therapy is key to helping athletes recover after injuries. However, what many people aren’t aware of is that sports therapy offers many more benefits to those who are professional athletes as well as those who are not that help them prevent injuries as well as enhance physical performance.


One of the most important roles that sports therapists take on is helping people prevent injuries. In most cases, these services are offered to those who participate in regular athletic activity. In this duty, therapists will perform physicals on individuals in order to determine whether there is a risk for injury. In addition, they may recommend different activities to help you build the strength and endurance necessary to compete in a healthy way.


Sports physical therapists are often relied upon heavily to assess and diagnose sports related injuries, both acute and chronic. They often have a more in-depth knowledge of specific neuromuscular conditions and can provide insight not only into the type of injury sustained but in helping physicians and surgeons make post treatment assessments as to your fitness to return back to physical activity.

Treatment And Rehabilitation

Of course, one of the main tasks that sports therapists are tasked with is the treatment of various sports related injuries. In general, sports therapists work with physicians to design a customized treatment approach that will help you get back on your feet and moving again as quickly as possible.

Performance Enhancement
In addition to providing pre and post injury care, sports therapists help athletes improve performance. Thanks to their deep understanding of the neuromuscular system and their ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of an individual athlete’s various systems, they can make recommendations for various exercises, activities and other therapies that can produce better results during competition. For example, competitive long distance runners are required to have endurance and a strong cardiovascular system. Sports therapists can help athletes improve performance by measuring the performance of key systems and recommending activities to improve these key metrics.

Sports therapy is a necessary and vital part of the medical community. It is designed to help people of all backgrounds move better and improve physical health and performance. If you are an athlete or are recovering from a neuromuscular injury, having a sports therapist on your side will ensure that you recover better and faster than ever thought. Learn more about the difference that sports therapy can make in your life today.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Erase Fine Lines with Hibiscus

Little did I know that the hibiscus flowers, that I just ignore can erase fine lines. Apparently, it is known as the "Botox plant" and it is a key ingredient in Chinese medicine. The credit goes to the flower's anti-aging alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), potent ingredients that exfoliate, firm and hydrate skin. What's more? The plant's high mucilage content acts as a humectant to lock in moisture, so skin appears plump and radiant.

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To Do: Steep 2 hibiscus tea bags in 1 cup of boiling water. When cool, pour the liquid into a resealable container. Twice a day, apply to clean skin with a cotton pad.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Four Reasons to Use a Professional Cleaning Service for Your Home

If you have never considered using a cleaning service for your home, then you need to give consideration to the following four reasons for hiring a cleaning service.

More free time

Whether you want to spend more time with your family or simply spend more time with leisure activities, by hiring a company to clean your home, you will have extra time for relaxation and entertainment. You can relax at the end of the day in a clean home and not have to dread the chore of cleaning the house.

Higher quality cleaning

Let’s face it; a professional is going to do a better job of cleaning your home than you do yourself. There are two good reasons for this. A professional is someone that is doing this every work day, so they are going to be able to do more work than you would do yourself, especially when you attempt to clean after a hard day’s work. Secondly, a professional will be able to do a higher quality cleaning job. Your home will be cleaned to a higher quality standard than you most likely will set for yourself. There will also be places that will get regularly cleaned that are routinely ignored.

Guaranteed cleaning of your home

When you are responsible for cleaning your own home, there will be days where you do not have the time, or you are too tired to do the job right. When you are paying a company to clean your home and the job is not up to your standards, you have someone to complain to. Reporting substandard work to a cleaning service manager will result in a prompt response.

It is cheaper than you think

Often people assume that having a cleaning service means you must be wealthy, but this is simply not true. Residential home cleaning is offered at reasonable prices. Naturally, the bigger the house, the more it will cost to keep it clean. However, medium sized and smaller homes can be cleaned at a good price. When you take into consideration what your time is worth and the added quality of cleaning that is performed by a professional, you will find that a cleaning service offers great value to you.

A professional cleaning service can give you a quotation based upon the type of work you need done in your home as well as the amount of work that is needed. There are several companies that offer professional cleaning for your home. Maid Right is one example of this type of professional company.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HotelSpa® Designer Collection Shower Review

I was very excited when I found out I was approved to review the HotelSpa® Designer Collection shower.

Product Description

• 26" stainless steel slide bar - works with any hand shower or shower combo.
• Allows each user to use hand shower hands-free at their desired height and angle.
• Mounts in minutes without plumbing, drilling and surface damage.
• Positions anywhere in the shower where convenient to you.
• Does not interfere with existing fixtures and shower caddy, can be mounted around them.
• Height-adjustable hand shower bracket with angle-adjustable holder and height lock.
• Beautiful ergonomic arch design in polished chrome with mat silver accents.
• Includes elegant 180° Swivel Leaf-design soap dish .
• Mounts securely on any surface with patented Silicone Adhesive Brackets. No damage to surface, removes easily if needed.
• Includes traditional screws & anchors for optional screw-mounting.

My Thoughts

I was very impressed when I first saw the shower set. It looks very elegant and expensive. And yes, it looks like one of those cool showers you see in hotels and spas. I also love the bonus leaf-design soap dish I got with the shower; it swivels from left to right, which I found really convenient.

The good thing about this one is it's very easy to install. You don't need to drill your wall because the silicone adhesive brackets are enough to hold the shower securely. But if you choose to mount it on your wall, the set includes traditional screws and anchors. I would suggest you do the latter if you want it more sturdy. Another feature that I love is you can position it anywhere that's convenient for you and whether you are short or tall, you can easily adjust the head to suit your needs.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience with this shower. Even my twin granddaughters are loving it. They love playing with water, but bath time is more fun for them now since we installed the new shower.

Where to buy?

The HotelSpa® Designer Collection shower can be purchased through Amazon. It's fairly priced at $29.98.

I am also hosting a giveaway for this product. One lucky winner will receive a set of HotelSpa® Designer Collection shower.

Prize: 1 set of HotelSpa® Designer Collection shower 
Dates: 26 November - 11 December 2014 
Open to: US Residents 18+ Enter to win using the giveaway widget below. 
Good luck!

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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Soothe Tired Feet with this Soak

A long day of running errands left your feet aching and fatigued and the quick remedy is to soak them in warm water with powdered mustard. To do: Pour 2 liters of hot tap water into a basin and stir in 2 tablespoons of powdered mustard. Then soak your tired feet for 5 to 10 minutes. A compound found in mustard seeds, Sinigrin, helps reduce inflammation and stimulates blood flow in the feet to help put the pep back in your step. Plus, mustard's antimicrobial and antifungal properties will keep your feet smelling fresh.

Where to Wear a Promise Ring

Do you have an idea on what finger you should wear personalized promise rings? Actually, it doesn't matter whether you wear a promised ring on your right or left hand. What's important is what the ring symbolizes and not how it is worn.

Normally though, many choose to wear it on the ring finger on the left hand. Since it is a promise of commitment and it often precedes an engagement, a lot of couples decide to wear their promise rings on the wedding ring finger.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pomegranate Seed Oil Moisturizer Review

I've tried a lot of oils already, but this will be the first time I will be trying pomegranate oil. Today's review is about the Pomegranate Seed Oil Moisturizer by BeautyOils.Co.

Product Description

- 100% Pure Cold Pressed Pomegranate Seed Oil
- Full of essential fatty acids and powerful antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage and promote the regeneration of skin cells
- Fragrance free, preservative free, cruelty free, vegan, all good
- This incredibly light, anti-inflammatory oil is ideal for aging skin
- Comes with a convenient press-top cap dispenser

My thoughts

The Pomegranate Seed Oil Moisturizer has no scent. This is a plus for those who are allergic to fragrances and for those who use a lot of other products on their faces. I was expecting that my face would look shiny after application, but I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't. It's non greasy, it's easy to work on the skin and it absorbs fast. Although it says it works as a moisturizer, it's more like a Vitamin C Serum for me. It does moisturize the skin, but if you're skin is too dry, this may not be enough and you'll have to follow up with a moisturizer.

What I like about the oil is that it does not make you feel like you're piling up a lot of products on your face. It is very light and it doesn't really feel like you applied it on your face. I've been using this for about a week and I am already noticing some improvements on my skin. The pores are slightly smaller and my dark spots appear lighter.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience with this product. If you are in the market for a product to brighten dark spots, reduce pores and delay the signs of aging, the pomegranate oil is worth giving a try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Pomegranate Oil through the BeautyOils.Co website and on Amazon.

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.

Disaster Preparedness

Time and weather must really been changing. We're used to tropical storms because we get a lot of that all through out the year. What worries me is those storms have gotten really strong over the past few years; too strong that they have left a lot of casualties. The places that never experienced flooding were left submerged in water for days. Scary, isn't it?

We're lucky enough to be residing in a higher place and we've never experienced floods. I don't want to be too complacent though. There may be no floods in our area, but we have experiences lost of power for days. Imagine 14 days without power? Yup, that's the longest power outage we've experienced here. It was very difficult, especially that the kids need to go to school. I had to heat their water using the stove and carry the pot all the way to the bathroom upstairs.

So that's why my husband and I decided to solve the problem. Just in case it happens again [and I'm sure it will], we have to be ready. My husband immediately contacted Century fuel products. We've asked around and this company is the most recommended by friends. They are a leading supplier of tri-fuel portable generators and tri-fuel conversion kits here and abroad. These things run on natural gas, gasoline or propane. We chose gasoline because, it's the easiest to get around here.

We've experienced several storms after we've bought the generator, and although power outages only lasted for hours, it didn't let us down. It does not give off noxious fumes and it's very quiet. It makes us feel good that we are prepared just in case power will be out for days. How about you? Are you prepared for disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and massive power outages? Century fuel products are very affordable and easy to use. It doesn't even take an expert to operate their generators. And should you decide to convert it from gasoline to propane, kits are available to make the conversion easier for you. You can check out the site for more information.

Protect Your Home With the Right Air Filter

If you have allergies, you know the impact they can have on your health and lifestyle. They can cause mild problems like sneezing and watery eyes or more severe problems like skin rashes and hives. By installing a filtrete air filter in your home's furnace, you can help protect your family from allergy related symptoms and illnesses.

The Most Common Household Allergens

As winter approaches, it's important to make sure your furnace has a filter than can protect your family from household allergens. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, more than fifty million Americans suffer from allergies. The most common allergies are triggered by inhalants that can cause mild to severe symptoms. Take a look at the most common triggers:

* Dust Mites – Tiny, microscopic creatures that can invade your bedding, upholstery, carpets and rugs, draperies and clothing.

* Mold – Mold, caused by excess moisture, can grow and flourish in dark, wet areas of your house like the attic, basement and foundation. Mold produces spores that float freely in the air.

* Smoke – Cigarettes, wood burning fireplaces and overcooked food can create smoke in the house. Breathing even small amounts of smoke can cause respiratory problems.

* Odors – Household odors produced by food, aerosol sprays and household cleaners can irritate mucus membranes and cause respiratory problems.

* Pollen – Pollen, produced by trees, shrubs and flowers in your yard, can easily enter your home through open windows or doors.

* Ragweed – Ragweed, a common weed that's found in every region of the country, is the top outdoor offender causing allergy symptoms from late summer through fall.

Most inhalant allergens affect your respiratory system and mucus membranes with symptoms that can include sneezing; coughing; stuffy or runny nose; itchy throat and ears; puffy eyelids; itchy, watery eyes; skin rashes; hives; and breathing problems. They can also trigger asthma and breathing problems in some people with existing allergies or compromised immune systems, especially in children and the elderly.

During cold weather when your furnace gets peak usage, you should change your furnace filter every 30 days to ensure proper airflow. If your filter is clogged or dirty, your furnace can't operate correctly. With restricted airflow, it will have to run longer and harder to create warm air, resulting in higher energy bills.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Super Youth Eye Gel by OZ Naturals Review

While I still don't have fine lines, wrinkles and laugh lines; dark circles, puffy eyes and crow's feet are my main concerns. Constant lack of sleep, of course, is the cause of my eye bags and dark circles. That is why I feel it's a must for me to have a good eye gel to help eliminate the "panda" look. Today, I am reviewing the Super Youth Eye Gel by OZ Naturals.

Product Description

Super Youth Eye Gel Will Provide Your Skin With The Following Benefits:
- Dramatically Radiant & Youthful Eyes
- Eliminate Dark Circles, Puffiness and Wrinkles
- Designed For The Delicate Skin Around Your Eyes; Including Eyelids
- Can Be Used As An All-Over Face Treatment For A Brighter More Radiant Complexion
- Safe For All Skin Types & Does Not Contain Parabens, Sulfates Or Alcohol.

My thoughts

The eye gel has a nice consistency; it's not too thick and not too runny. It's very easy to apply and it absorbs quickly. I like that it has a cooling effect that relaxes my eyes right after application. Staring in front of the computer for a long time makes my eyes tired and teary. The gel soothes the eyes and it does not leave an oily look. It's been more than a week and I'm starting to notice improvements on the skin around my eyes. The puffiness has diminished and the dark circles have brightened. My husband says my eyes look fresh and the tired look is gone. Yay!

I can't say much about my crow's feet since it's only been a few days. Lines don't disappear overnight, especially that mine is quite deep. I will continue to use this product and I'm sure I will be amazed with the results.

If you are looking for a product to brighten dark circles, reduce the puffiness of the eyes and moisturize the skin around the eye area, this is a good one to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Super Youth Eye Gel through the OZ Naturals website and on Amazon. At $17.49, I say it's fairly priced.

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, November 18, 2014

Retinol Surge Moisturizer by Body Merry Review

Although I like to try new products, I still rely to brands I am already familiar with like Body Merry. Today I am reviewing their Retinol Surge Moisturizer.

My Thoughts

Retinol seems to be a very hot product when it comes to skin care these days aside from Vitamin C serum and Hyaluronic Acid. Body Merry's Retinol Surge Moisturizer has a creamy texture that's easy to apply. It absorbs fast and I love that it doesn't leave a greasy look. This one's great even for daytime use and even under makeup.

I've been using this for almost two weeks already and I've seen some improvements on my dark spots and pores. They are definitely lighter and my pores look smaller. I also like that it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth for a long time.

So far I am enjoying the results I am getting from this moisturizer. If you are looking for a product that's non-greasy and works to delay the signs of aging, this is a good product to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Retinol Surge Moisturizer through the Body Merry website and on Amazon. It comes in a big bottle and sells only for $25.99.

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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sudz Club Bare Necessities Bag Review

There was once a time when I got addicted to subscription boxes. If you don't know what it is, a subscription box comes to you monthly and inside each box is different stuff. Food and beauty products are the most popular boxes. These boxes help you save money because you only pay for the subscription price and when you add up the retail prices of what's inside the box, you'll realize that you only paid half for the price of all of it.

Today I am reviewing the December edition of Sudz Club, a monthly subscription service that delivers all your basic toiletries to your doorstep in one simple package. is your way to take care of yourself or a loved one from a distance at a low cost.

How it works?

Pick a Plan
Each Bare Necessities bag, starting as low as $25, has a value of around $50 – and we make a constant effort to only bring you better products every month, at the same, or less of a cost. Choose Male or Female

Sudz Club compiles all your necessities
From that toothbrush you should have replaced months ago to the deodorant they all wish you had replaced yesterday, they got you covered.

Sudz Club will send out your bag at the beginning of every month!
Going to the store every time you run out of a bathroom necessity can be a pain, sit back, relax, and Sudz Club will bring your products to you.

My Thoughts

I love the bag! It was personalized to suit my needs. Before sending out my bag, Sudz Club asked me to tell them something about myself, so they can customize the contents of my bag. Other subscription boxes don't do that. They only send the same things to their subscribers. I love it when people consider how their subscribers would prefer their products because it makes you feel special.

My bag came on time and it has everything I need for a month.

They even sent me some extras... these are the goodies from GO VETS, a charity foundation that is starting up their own subscription box service (with all proceeds going towards educating veterans and helping them find jobs). They'll be launching soon, and their subscription box will deliver 3 packs of beef jerky a month and will also include some of their homemade fudge every month.

How to subscribe?

Packages are available at $29.99 monthly, $24.99 each month for a 3 month subscription, $22.99 each month for a six month subscription or as low as $20.99/month with an annual subscription. Visit the Sudz Club website to subscribe. Sign up for the Bare Necessities bag now and save 20% off your order when you use the code MARIA. You may also like them on Facebook for updates.


Overall, I like all the products included in the bag. This is a great subscription for those who are busy to shop, for college kids, for those who love to try different brands and for those who are looking to save money on hygiene supplies.

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Sudz Club for evaluation purposes. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Soniclear from Michael Todd Review

Nothing beats a good brush when it comes to cleaning. Yup! Whether you are cleaning a hard surface, you are cleaning your teeth or your face, brushing can eliminate most of the dirt. I grew up using a soft brush every time I washed my face, so brushing the skin is not new to me.

I was recently given the opportunity to review the World's first Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System. Here are some of the important things you should know about the product.

Introducing SONICLEAR, the World's First Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System because cleaner skin begins with a cleaner brush.™ Powerful, yet gentle enough even for sensitive skin, Soniclear micro-massages away dirt and impurities and then protects itself from microbial contamination. Removes makeup 6x better and cleanses 2x better than with hands alone.

Fans of sonic technology range from Lady Gaga to Oprah. So for improved skin tone, reduced breakouts, better absorption of skincare products and overall better cleansing, meet SONICLEAR ~ your new favorite skin cleansing tool.

Soniclear includes:

1 Soniclear Device
1 Facial Brush Head with Cover
1 Body Brush Head with Cover
1 Charging Stand
1 Charging Cord

I used a gentle facial cleanser with the the brush. I placed a small amount on the brush and wet it with water, then placed it on the skin and I gently moved it in small circular motions. It felt really great because it's like gently massaging your face.

The brush has different levels of sonic speed and each speed addresses a person's specific skin concern.

 • 4th speed ~ Bottom red light on. This speed is intended for compromised or fragile skin, and is delicate enough for sensitive skin conditions. Use once a day or every other day to condition and improve skin without drying or irritation.
 • 5th speed ~ Top red light on. This speed is intended for normal skin types and cleansing six times better than hands alone. Use daily once or twice a day.
 • Top speed ~ Both red lights on. Use the Top speed when extra power is needed to loosen and remove dirt and debris.
 • With the body Brush Head attached, there is a three minute cleansing cycle with a beep each 60 seconds. After three minutes the unit automatically shuts off. When the Body Brush Head is attached, soniclear Handle automatically switches to the Body Mode, with a three-minute cycle. Pressing the speed button while in Body Mode toggles between the 3 body speeds from sensitive skin cleansing to extra cleansing power to loosen and remove dirt and debris.

My skin felt very soft and clean after using the brush. Even though I am in my forties, I still get a dose of acne from time to time, but ever since I used the brush to clean my face, it's clearer, glowing, and I noticed that my pores are smaller. I also used the bigger brush for my body and just like with my face, my skin felt soft and glowing.

So far, I am enjoying the Soniclear brush a lot. My skin looks more radiant and I haven't had a breakout since I started using it. This will definitely be an addition to my skincare routine and I'm sure I will continue more improvements in the weeks to come.

If you're wondering where you can purchase the brush, you can get it through the Soniclear website or on Amazon. It's fairly priced at $150.00. I've seen similar brushes that are more expensive and they don't have the amazing features this Soniclear from Michael Todd brush has. And because you are a loyal reader of this blog, you get 20% off when you purchase the brush. Hurry because the brush sells fast.

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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Protect Yourself Against Ticks

Ticks and mosquitoes may be invading your outdoor time and making your garden less welcoming during the summer. Ticks prefer warm, humid climates and are most active between April and September. The best solution is to contact a professional, such as, to rid your garden of the pests.

Why Ticks Are a Problem

Many people are not aware of the problems ticks can cause. When they bite, they can infect the host with Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Erlichiosis. They don’t fly, but they live in the bushes and piles of wet leaves and attach themselves to pets and clothing. Unlike mosquitoes, ticks will remain on the host as long as they can, and once they enter your home, they may live there for extended periods.

Some Prevention Tactics

There are several things you can do to prevent ticks from ruining your outdoor fun.

• Ticks don’t like the sun. Keep your garden free of piles of wet leaves, wood chips and other debris in shady places where ticks thrive. Keep your patio and play equipment away from such areas and keep your lawn short.
• Deer are very attractive to ticks. If you live near a wooded area where deer live, it is recommended that you choose plants and shrubs that don’t attract deer to your garden.
• You can regularly search the places in your garden where ticks may hide, such as fences, brick walls and retaining walls.
• If you have a dog that runs free in your garden, you can ask your veterinarian about sprays that will repel ticks from attaching themselves to your pet.
• Professional tick control not only uses sprays to kill adult ticks on contact, it will also install tick tubes. They are biodegradable and contain treated cotton that mice use to build their nests. These help remove the tick nymphs found by the hundreds in mouse nests. When the ticks look for their first blood meal from the mice, they are exposed to the treated cotton and eliminated.

You can also use sprays on your clothing and skin to repel ticks, but this isn't a permanent solution when you use your outdoor area every day. The professionals know the right timing for the different stages of development of the pests as well as the quantity required. These pests can cause serious health issues and can be avoided with the right treatment.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum Review

When you hit forty, you start to get concerned about fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone. Yes, I'm guilty of this because I didn't care enough for my skin when I was in my thirties. Not that I'm afraid to look old, but I want to at least delay the signs of aging. I've been trying a lot of products and so far, I like the ones I'm using. Today I will be reviewing Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum by Sweetsation Therapy.

Here are some things you should know about the product.

Unwrap your youth. Rewind the power of time with minimal efforts for maximum results. Sweetsation Therapy's philosophy is to create an individualized beauty strategy that answers your every need or desire. Bio'Sensiya MultiVitamin Night Time Serum is the key to this philosophy and essential step to always youthful new you. We have combined the most advanced high performance natural beauty elements and vitamins, in a quest to create a Super product that maintains young healthy skin cells. Bio'Sensiya Night Serum is an advanced step in skin care to address all signs of aging at the same time. Appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin is diminished over time while firmness and elasticity are enhanced and supported. It's a potent sophisticated serum your skin and you will love.

I've only been using this for a week and I am already seeing noticeable results. I use it nightly after cleaning my face and I wake up with super soft and smooth skin. I'm used to serums and moisturizers, but I've never felt my face this soft. My sun spots have lightened, too, and I also noticed that my skin is firmer. I'm positive that my skin will continue to benefit from this serum in the weeks to come.

I like the results I am getting from this product and I will definitely include this in my nightly routine. If you're looking for a good moisturizer, I highly recommend this one. And if you're wondering where you could get it, Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum can be purchased through their website and on Amazon.

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.

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