Argan Alchemy Oil Review

Friday, August 1, 2014






Argan oil is my new favorite...everything oil. I use it for my skin, my hair, my face, my feet...

I have been very fortunate to be able to review Argan Alchemy's pure organic argan Oil. This is a very high quality, organic oil.

For those of you not familiar with Argan oil or using oils in general, you should consider Argan oil to be a lot like olive oil except that it has a lighter smell and absorbs better into your skin.

People in Morocco eat Argan oil with their bread and put it on their skin. I have been using it to soothe my skin after being in the sun or bathing. I use it on my neck and face. I use it on myself and my children. I even use it in my hair (sparingly.)

It's a fantastic oil. It's light and absorbs well into the skin. My only complaint about the this oil is the size of the bottle. If you want to give it a try, 2oz is fine, but once you've used it a couple times, you'll realize that you need a much larger bottle. Or you'll want to order 2 at once.

If you're worried about the cost, realize that this one product will replace so many others. You'll probably never want to buy "lotions" again. I don't think I ever will.

Plus, until August 31st - you can save $5 by using the code: GLFV45YX
You can find it 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.


#1 Rated Nut Milk Bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials Review


If you've never made your own nut milk, then you're missing out. Not only does it taste better than store bought milks, but it's much easier and less expensive than you think.

I am a fan of nut milks, but only sometimes. So I prefer to make a 1-2 cup batch at a time. It only takes a few minutes to make a batch, and that way you don't have an entire carton going bad in the fridge while you get in the mood for a "certain milk."

If you want to make nut milks, you will need 3 tools: a powerful blender, a nut milk bag, and a container.

I've been using muslin bags for the last few years and they work great. Unfortunately, they kind of smell like milk even after washing. Okay, they smell like baby spit up.

So when I had the chance to review the #1 rated nut milk bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials I was excited.


It was exactly how I expected it to be. It was a bag, and it worked excellently for straining milk.

The best thing is that it's made from nylon - so it doesn't hold the smell (and possibly other things...) like the cotton muslin bags I have used.

The mesh is very tight and does not let the pulp through. It's such a good strainer, that I am considering using it for sprouts.

You can also use this bag to strain chicken stock or make greek yogurt. And of course it is useful for almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, rice milk, and hemp milk.  Of those, I think almond and coconut taste the best.

You'd be amazed how much you'll find yourself using it.
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.

PhantomFit Resistance Loop Bands Review

Thursday, July 31, 2014


I love fitness equipment - admittedly; more than actually exercising... One product I had never tried was resistance loop bands. I've own long (unlooped) resistance bands, but when I received the Phantom Fit Resistance Bands, I was trying something new for the first time.

The first thing that surprised me was the size. These bands are small. They are light weight, portable, and not likely to tangle up in your luggage or gym bag. You can't say that about most gym equipment.

I typically use resistance bands for pull up assistance or dumbbell replacements. I found these bands to be completely different. I think these are a great replacement for ankle weights and for adding resistance to legs during standing workouts.

I haven't found a great arm use yet, but I think they are amazing for legs. They come in four sizes:
- 1 Blue "Light" Band
- 1 Red "Medium" Band
- 1 Green "Heavy" Band
- 1 Black "X-Heavy" Band

As far as durability - these bands are strong. I have had many resistance bands that snap and break. These are a much stronger material and I have faith that they will last a few years (maybe longer depending on use.)

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.

Quality Stainless Steel Measuring Cups by KitchenMade Review


My kitchen drawer contains a hodge podge of mix and match sets. Until a few weeks ago, I only had 3 measuring cups - and 2 of them were the same size! That all changed when I had the chance to review the high quality stainless steel
measuring cup set from KitchenMade.

This set comes with 6 high quality cups. I like that this set looks like it's really expensive. It's gleaming and solid. When you pick up a cup, it has weight to it and you know it's not going to break or bend. All of the cups fit neatly into each other to save space, and they even have additional measurements engraved on the side so you could technically use one cup for multiple measurements. Since the measurements are engraved, they will never rub off and you won't be left guessing which cup your holding.

This is a great set and would make a perfect holiday or birthday gift.

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.

LeanPops Silicone Popsicle Molds Review

This summer I bought one package of "popsicles." Then I felt horrible and gave them all away to children at the park. My kids love them, but I can't feel good about giving them corn syrup and dyes. Or sugar and dyes.

We have popsicle molds but they are difficult to use, and they leak when my kids eat from them.

Enter Leanpops. Leanpops are silicone popsicle molds. We had a chance to try them and for the most part I really like them.

What I really like about them is the ability to make frozen desserts without the mess. They have a cap - you can literally put them on their side and all the liquids stay inside. Also, all the contents are contained inside the mold while eating. So even if your pops start to melt, there is no dripping down the side.

Filling them does take some practice. You can only fill them so full (since you need to fit the cap) and you have to work at getting the air out so the dessert is solid and it makes the cap close easier. I was horrible at it for the first 2 tries, then I pretty much mastered it.

My only complaint about the product is clean up. I put mine in the dishwasher - in the silverware rack upside down and they came out just as dirty as they went in. Ew!! So I put them in on the spikes that separate plates and they came out absolutely clean.

They are made of BPA-free silicone and even little kids can carry around the frozen pops without making a mess. They will definitely make your summer better.

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.

Getting Started with the FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge

Thursday, July 24, 2014



When you think "Fiber" do you think about going to the bathroom? Yep, that's my initial impression too. Except, I never really thought much about fiber. I'm one of those people that loves to eat fruits and vegetables. Really!
**the secret** butter makes all veggies taste like heaven.

So, I guess I never really needed fiber - or extra fiber - in my diet. It's not that way for many Americans. I know children that had to have their bowel movements extracted at the doctor because their diets were so low in fiber. I have friends that spend hours on the toilet and every time they have to use the bathroom is painful and scary.

You never want that to be you. And it used to never be me...then somehow I became anemic. My life was scary and full of icky symptoms. So I had to start taking iron supplements. My anemia slowly improved, but increasing iron concentrations in my blood, did something very sad to my bathroom habits.

Suddenly, I was the girl in the bathroom for an hour. What!!!?? I wasn't prepared for it. It was actually kind of scary. Some of you may have experience with constipation but it was new for me. In either case, it's not a good way to live.

So I started looking for products to help with my new problem.

Finding a product to help was different than I expected. First of all, nobody is watching while you pick out fiber products in the store. The cashier doesn't care why your buying them, and they are all pretty easy to take. Except, I don't like any of the drinks and swallowing pills is hard for me.

So when I had the opportunity to join the FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge and try one of the new FiberChoice chewable products, I jumped at the chance.

I was given the FiberChoice Fruity Bites to review. My first thoughts - Yay, chewable!!  The product is super straight forward. I have been taking them for a few days and really like them. They are so easy to use and taste okay.  I will write another article to chronicle my experience with the product in a few weeks.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product and compensation for my participation in the FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge. All opinions expressed are my own and should not be deemed as medical advice.



Foxbrim 100% Argan Oil review

Friday, July 18, 2014


Argan oil is my new favorite...everything oil. I use it for my skin, my hair, my face, my feet...

I have been very fortunate to be able to review 100% Organic Pure Moroccan Argan Oil from Foxbrim. This is a very high quality, organic oil.

For those of you not familiar with Argan oil or using oils in general, you should consider Argan oil to be a lot like olive oil except that it has a lighter smell and absorbs better into your skin.

People in Morocco eat Argan oil with their bread and put it on their skin. I have been using it to soothe my skin after being in the sun or bathing. I use it on my neck and face. I use it on myself and my children. I even use it in my hair (sparingly.)

It's a fantastic oil. It's light and absorbs well into the skin. My only complaint about the UNi oil is the size of the bottle. If you want to give it a try, 2oz is fine, but once you've used it a couple times, you'll realize that you need a much larger bottle. Or you'll want to order 2 at once.

If you're worried about the cost, realize that this one product will replace so many others. You'll probably never want to buy "lotions" again. I don't think I ever will.

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.

Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum review



Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid serum is a quality serum for fighting the signs of aging. I found it to be very hydrating and have a noticeable plumping effect on fine lines and wrinkles. It also seemed to make my skin thicker.

I use it as a nightly serum but also after times of skin damage: for example, after sun exposure and following derma rolling or acid peels.

The bottle is pretty small but should have you an indication of whether you like the product and then you can order accordingly for your monthly needs.

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.

AzureNaturals Ultimate Vitamin C serum review



I have enjoyed reviewing AzureNaturals Ultimate Vitamin C serum  and found it to be a very good vitamin c serum. Like other natural vitamin c products, it comes in a brown bottle with dropper to to minimize light exposure/degradation.

It goes on smoothly and left my skin smooth and well hydrated. I have had trouble skin all my life and now feel like my skin actually looks healthy.

You have the option of 2 bottle sizes and in this case, you may want to start with the smaller bottle to be sure you will use the entire bottle in a month's time. Vitamin C does not last a long time and you want to use the newest/freshest vitamin c possible. I personally use 2 oz in about 35 days, but I use it liberally on all of my skin, not just face.

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.

Azure Naturals Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review



AzureNaturals Ultimate Hyaluronic anti aging serum is a quality serum for fighting the signs of aging. I found it to be very hydrating and have a noticeable plumping effect on fine lines and wrinkles. It also seemed to make my skin thicker.

I use it as a nightly serum but also after times of skin damage: for example, after sun exposure and following derma rolling or acid peels.

This is a quality brand and I would highly recommend it. Since it comes in two bottle sizes, I would recommend the larger 2 oz bottle.


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.