Thursday, May 28, 2015

Snuggle Fresh Spring Flowers

I recently got the opportunity to try the new Snuggle Fresh Spring Flowers fabric softener.  As with any Snuggle product, my clothes are soft and fluffy after being washed.  In addition to the snuggly softness, the new scent offers continued release of scent after the wash is completed.  With their "Fresh Release scent droplets", clothes stay looking, smelling and feeling great.

The Fresh Spring Flowers scent is nice, not too flowery or perfumey, and definitely not overpowering.  I am not a huge fan of some of the floral or other scents available on the laundry market, but this I can handle and even enjoy.

Another great product in the Snuggle line, I am really enjoying this fabric softener and the added benefits it gives my laundry.

*I got to try this product for free in exchange for my honest and un-biased review.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rechargeable Pedicure Callus Remover Review

What gal doesn't want pretty feet for summer shoes?  Unfortunately, paying for a pedicure monthly ore more often is just not an option for this gal.  I do my best to keep my feet healthy and callus free at home, but it is not always easy.  Especially once warm weather hits and I am outside working in my yard in flip flops.  The files and pumice stones I own often leave me wishing for better results.
Thankfully, I found the Naturalico Rechargeable Pedicure Foot File and Callus Remover.
 This handy little tool comes in a cute design that is comfortable to hold and easy to use.  Rechargeable, there is no need to replace batteries like other models might require.
 With a head that spins 40 times per second, you get a lot of action and result in a very short time.  2 speeds allow for some customization.  

An LED light helps with use, making it easier to see calluses and rough patches.
Easy to clean, this little tool is water-resistant for quick, easy washing.
Included in the package are:
- Rechargeable callus remover
- Charging cord
- 2 grinding roller heads
- 1 cleaning brush

Easy to use, it doesn't require much more than pushing the power button.  Starting with dry skin, you simply glide the tool along your foot, moving across calluses and rough spots.  The LED light helps you to see the trouble spots better.  When done, rinse your feet with warm water and apply a moisturizer and you are done!  Smooth, soft feet in just a few minutes and no sore wrists or tired hands.  Repeated use lends itself to smoother, softer feet over time as calluses and rough spots are reduced.

You can find one for yourself here

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and un-biased review.

Bluetooth Earphone Review

I enjoy being able to listen to music on the go, but the headphones included with my phone are far from my favorite things to use.  Plastic and contoured differently than is comfortable to my ears, and with the cord I constantly seem to get tangled in somehow, I was open to a new option.  I found the solution in the Silicon Devices COMFORT+ Bluetooth Earphones.

These things are so cool!  And totally equipped, even better than my phone specific earphones.  There are several awesome features:

An indicator light
A USB port for charging
Volume/Previous Song buttons
A Microphone
Best of all, they are customizable!  They come with different size covers and ear locks to allow the user to get the best fit, promoting movement in exercise and everyday life without constantly having to replace the ear bud or adjust the cord.  They really are comfortable to wear, and hardly noticeable once in, even when doing physical activity.

They are super light-weight and customizable for any ear and head size.  It took me a few minuted to determine how to set them up for myself.  I added what I thought were the smallest ear locks and buds and found they did not fit.  I had to go with just the simple ear tabs to get them to really fit well, but once I figured that out, and how to position them, I was so pleased.

The sound quality is fantastic!  And, the added noise cancellation from the good seal makes them good for so many applications.  While they do not completely block all noise, they do a fantastic job of reducing it to the point that I need to remove at least one earbud to hear someone talking to me clearly.Even better, they are sweat proof, making them fantastic for workouts, summer heat, and high activity level.

Bluetooth technology makes these things really cool and easy to use - no more tangled or knotted cords to deal with or work around.  iPhone and Android smartphone users all around can make these work with the following phone models: iPhone 4, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus and all Android models.  In addition to listening to music, phone calls can be answered or declined right from the headset, without needing to touch the phone.  Syncing is a breeze too.
This earphone set comes will all of the stuff you need to make them work - and more!  Included in the package are:
- Silicon Comfort+ Wireless Headphones
- User manual
- Micro USB charge cable
- Black Carrying Case with soft inner cloth lining and a mesh pocket inside, designed to custom fit your headset
- Ear buds (small, medium, large)
- Outdoor sport Fit Stabilizer.

I had to learn the buttons, as I did not realize the power button was on the side, not the top.  The instructions that come with the headphones are not very specific as far as powering up and especially not when it comes to assembling ear pieces and directional wearing.  So, I had to muddle through this stuff and look at pictures online to figure out how to get them to fit well.  Once in and working, a voice will tell you that the headphones are on, turning off, out of range of the source, switching tracks and using the phone.  But once I did, I found them easy to use and have been happy since.

I am so pleased with these earphones! If there is a better solution out there, I will be impressed, as these things are so awesome, easy to use, and comfortable!

You can get a pair for yourself here 

* I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and un-biased review.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

Carpet Stain Remover Review

A dog in the house often means accidents and the inevitable stain or smell that comes with having and accident.  I have tried many products over the years to remove the odors from pet accidents, and more often than not, have been disappointed.  

Carpet AfterLife has an enzyme based commercial strength cleaner available that I recently put to work in my home.

This product claims to:

  •  remove all types of pet stains, not just urine stains
  •  stop pets revisiting the same spot
  •  have a fresh clean fragrance, so no harsh chemical smell
  •  have earned the seal of approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute as being safe to use on your carpets

I had opportunity to try out this spray on urine, vomit and feces and am happy with the results each time.  I was first and foremost thrilled with the smell.  I find the harsh chemical smell off-putting as well as feel unsafe using products with such smells around my family and pets.  This has a pleasant smell, somewhat natural in scent, but not perfumey or chemical.  After dry, the smell is gone, which I also love.  

I followed the normal procedure of removing anything off the carpet/floor first and then blotting with a clean white towel to absorb as much liquid as I could.  I then sprayed on the stain remover, scrubbed it in a little with my fingers and walked away.  When I returned later, the spot was gone, the smell from the accident and the cleaner was gone, and all that was left was a clean spot.  Of course, I used this on only fresh spots so far, so I can only speak to the spot removing ability in that situation, but feel comfortable in believing it would do good on any stains that have set in, probably with a couple of repeat applications.

This will definitely stay in my cleaning supply arsenal!

Carpet AfterLife is so sure of this product, they stand behind it with a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.

You can find it online here
I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and un-biased review.

Coconut Oil Review

In my quest to use more naturally occurring oils and supplements for my home, health and family, I have read many things about using coconut oil.  Interested in stepping forward in my venture, I found this Pure Coconut Oil
In a large 16oz bottle, this oil is 100% pure, in liquid form - no color or odor
In the past I have used olive oil as a carrier for my essential oils, but I have found that this oil works wonderfully for this purpose.  It absorbs very quickly and is not at all greasy.  Because it is clear, there is no staining that can happen with some oils.  If it gets on clothes, it washes out with no trouble.  It does not clog pores either, making it a wonderful oil for so many uses!

In addition to using it for a carrier oil, Coconut Oil has many other uses:
- Massage
- Hair and skin treatments
- Homemade soaps, body scrubs, lotions, ointments
- Aromatherapy

The really cool thing is that this oil has a long shelf life as long as it is stored in a cool place, out of direct sunlight. It comes in a dark, amber colored plastic bottle to help keep the product protected. The included pump makes dispensing so much easier than other pour top bottles, as I can use it to put the oil directly into a bottle without dripping or waste.

The seller of this oil, Pure Body Naturals, has a 100% lifetime money back guarantee on this product.  If it does not work for you, a simple e-mail will get you a full refund, and you don't even have to return the bottle.  With a guarantee like that, you can't go wrong giving this a try!

You can purchase some for yourself here

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and un-biased review.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Let Mom Sleep Tryazon Party

Tryazon helped sponsor a weekend of fun for my friends and I recently

As a part of the "Let Mom Sleep" party, I received some very fun stuff to try out:

 - Beddit sleep tracking system
 - 9 pairs of assorted Dearfoams slippers (varied styles, sizes and genders)
Following are my reviews of the items I received"


Set up was a breeze.  Simply removed sticker backing and place on the mattress.  Then, plug in.  Once the app is downloaded, there is a little set-up (2 minutes) and then you are set to begin monitoring sleep.  While in use, the Beddit system measures heart rate, respiration, sleep cycles and total sleep time.  With nothing to wear, the system talks to the mobile phone wirelessly.  Alarm options are included in the app as well, and offer soothing sound choices instead of blaring alarm sounds.  Upon waking after using the system, one simply tells the phone to stop monitoring and the score is revealed along with your statistics for the night and sleep tips for improvement.  

I have used the Beddit system for two weeks now, and have learned that I am sleeping worse than I thought.  I have an infant, so solid sleep is not going to happen, I know, but I was shocked to find a score of 35 one night. While I can't say the tips have been especially helpful in getting me more rest, using the system has made me more aware of my sleep cycles and assured me that I maintain a healthy respiratory rate while sleeping.

Cost is quite a bit, coming in at $125.  This is definitely more than I would ever spend for such a system.  IT is more novel for me right now than necessary.  I do plan to have my husband put it to use for a while as well, to see what his patterns show (and to prove he does snore at night - the app reveals this info too!)  However, right now Beddit is offering a 15% discount just in time for Mother's Day - simply enter the code bedditparties15 at checkout.

Dearfoams Slippers

I just love these slippers!  I didn't realize slippers were in demand for spring weather, but I am so pleased with the sandal style slippers I got to keep.  They are super soft and comfortable against my foot, but also have a solid sole that I can trust for walking outside if I wish. They are very supportive and so nice in contrast to walking bare feet on a cold morning wood floor.  With so many cute colors and styles for their new line, I wish I could have had one of each in my size - but I shared with my friends instead :)
Right now, you can get a buy one/get one deal on some new pairs for yourself or your Mom with the code MOM50

This party has been such a pleasure to be a part of, and it provided my friends and I the chance to relax together as we explored these awesome products.