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Get Your Teeth Super Clean with the Gurin Water Flosser

I brush and floss at least twice a day depending on how much I've eaten. Some days I brush 3 or 4 times. And now that I'm pregnant, I'm trying to keep my teeth and gums even cleaner than possible. The only problem with brushing and flossing is that sometimes there is still food stuck in places that neither of these methods can properly reach. What to do? Well, I have been using the Gurin Professional Rechargeable Water Flosser . Company's Product Description High Capacity Water Tank  Rechargeable cordless design powered by rechargeable batteries   Universal Voltage: 100 to 240V~50/60Hz Extra large reservoir is removable and easy to refill Three operating modes for varying oral care needs: Normal Soft and Pulse Rotating interchangeable nozzles great for multiple users  Provides and easy and effective way to support proper teeth and gum health at home My Thoughts Alright, I need to be honest. When I first received this product, I tried i

Dr Song Rosehip Oil For Hair, Skin, and Nails

Company's Product Description 100% Pure USDA Certified Organic Virgin Rosehip Seed Oil Extracted from rose bush seeds, using a special process to preserve its natural cosmetic qualities  Contains high amounts of essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic and linolenic All natural luxurious and lightweight moisturizer Quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish and hydrate Can also be used topically for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rashes, burns, acne scars, dry skin, dermatitis, age spots, brittle nails, psoriasis, eczema, hyper-pigmentation, radiation and sun damage, dry & damaged hair, anti-inflammatory My Thoughts I've used Dr Song's products before, so I had faith that this product was going to be high quality as well. Sure enough it is. I like to use Rosehip Oil. I will try every brand there is because I love the oil. The Dr Song brand comes in a really big blue glass bottle, bigger than any other rosehip oil

Purex Aromatherapy Crystals Review & Giveaway! Ends 11/07/14!

I like my laundry to smell fabulous. Don't you? And I love Aromatherapy products. Well, you know what? Purex carries Aromatherapy Crystals for your laundry!!! It's an in-wash fragrance booster that contains essential oils. The one that I have been using is Energy, which has a very citrusy, orange scent to it. Yum, right? Here is my Purex Crystals Aromatherapy I like the cute container and label that it comes in  You pour a little bit into the nifty orange lid that pops off  These are the aromatherapy crystals  I love the way my laundry room smells every single time that I use these crystals. It really does eliminate laundry odors lingering in the room! And yes the laundry has a very nice fresh laundry scent. I just wish I had fabric softener sheets with the same scent so that I could prolong it... It doesn't help that I'm pregnant, so it actually makes me get cravings for oranges... There are actually two other scents available, one c

Away We Go Media $25 Paypal Giveaway Ends 11/05!

Check it out guys. Here is yet another wonderful giveaway that I would love for you to be a part of! I have been doing quite a few book reviews for Away We Go Media. They have some really talented authors as clients and great books to read. Well, guess what? They are having this giveaway and there is a nice prize that someone will be winning :) Read on for more information. Founded by Julie Gerber  in 2011  Away We Go was created to help independent authors promote their books in a variety of  social media. In 2013, Julie was joined by Naila Moon and the company saw a name change to Away We Go Media. In addition, clients from different avenues were added with the focus still being independent authors.  The company is small which allows for individual client attention. However, don't be fooled, its smallness is also one of its greatest strengths.  Away We Go Media has some of the best clients and is proud to represent all of them. "Away We Go Media is going places

Amazing Facts About Penguins eBook Review and Giveaway! Ends 11/01/14!

Synopsis Good facts about penguins. High interest and vocabulary Written in a simple Language that Kids will understand and enjoy.  This book contains amazing Penguins pictures with great facts  Great book for fun and knowledge  My Thoughts I already knew my little boy was going to want to read this book since his ultimate obsession is penguins. He has a penguin pillow, a lego penguin, several penguin toys, a penguin hat, and more. He talks about penguins every single day! He made me smile when I showed him the book. The look on his face was priceless and then he did a cute little dance. Yes, my son was actually that excited to read a book about penguins. I'm so serious. This book has real pictures which is great. It has so much really good information. I didn't know quite a bit of the information that is found inside of this book. For instance, did you know that "W hen penguin chicks hatch they do not have a waterproof covering so they cannot go

Premium Probiotic Plus Review and Giveaway! Ends 11/03/14!

Company's Product Description Replenishes good bacteria Helps maintain your immune system Assists with weight loss Reduces bloating and gas Improves energy use Reduces yeast infections Helps improve memory and promote mental balance My Thoughts You know all about probiotics by now right? If not, then let me tell you a little bit about them.  Probiotics are wonderful for your body. They can help replenish the good bacteria in your body and help make your immune system stronger. They are also extremely beneficial to your health after you have been taking antibiotics.  These are especially good if you're not really into eating yogurt regularly which contains active cultures (healthy bacteria). All you have to do is take a couple of these daily, and you're good. I used to take probiotics all the time because they work very well. They even work well when you have a stomach virus. In fact, one of my doctors actually suggested that I take probiot

Whirl-a-Style Ponytail Volumizer/Extender Review and Giveaway! Ends 10/31/14!

Do you like to wear your hair in a ponytail? I didn't for several years, but it was really because my hair was just too short. Now, I have been letting my hair grow out and occasionally I end up having to put it up in a ponytail because I have so much hair and sometimes it gets really hot to keep it down. Have you ever heard of a Haute Ponytail Extender.  Company's Product Details "Our Belgium asked us to design a product that would make the ponytail beautiful, fun and exciting by giving height and volume to the ponytail.  After several years of research we developed this patented and trademarked ponytail product.  The design gives as much height and dimension as you want while holding and staying in the hair even if dancing the night away" My Thoughts When I first saw the photo on the packaging I said, "Oh my gosh. Her hair is super high..." I honestly think that the picture is a tad bit deceiving,but I mean that in a very good w

Yumi Rosehip Oil For Skin And Nails

Company Product Description  Bring vitality to dehydrated, sensitive and mature skin  Reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and fine lines over time  Perfect for environmental stressors that can lead to wrinkles  Awesome as a spot treatment for discoloration My Thoughts I've used rosehip oil before so I was happy to try out a new brand. I like the pretty pink and white label and design. The bottle comes with a dropper top, just how I like it because then I can use a few drops of the oil at a time.  Rosehip oil, such as this particular brand, can work wonders on dry, brittle nails. My toenails were a little discolored from frequent use of nail polish, but they look less stained now. This only happened after using it for weeks though.  I used it on my toenails and fingernails and they looked, pretty, healthier, shiny, and felt a bit stronger. Also, if you have dry elbows and knees, rosehip oil works well for moisturizing the skin. I a

Cocktail Muddler-Not Just For Alcoholic Drinks!

Well, since I found out that I was pregnant around the time that I received a cocktail muddler to review, I decided to try it a different way. Someone had suggested making salsa or pasta sauce and using the muddler to smash the vegetables or herbs needed.  I thought it sounded like a great idea! My Cozia Cocktail Muddler came with a metal muddler and a cocktail fork/spoon. This is what the bottom of the muddler looks like This is the cocktail spoon Both the muddler and the spoon are made from very good, firm stainless steel. The muddler head is g rooved polypropylene. I found this muddler worked great for squishing up tomatoes, smashing little bits of onion, cilantro, and bits of  of jalapeno. It made the salsa thick and chunky but I liked it. I love that I can use it with fruits too, blueberries, grapes, pieces of orange, peach, pear, etc and mix them in with a cold drink. I added some to my husband's glass of wine and he liked it, especially since

7 weeks Pregnant Update

Oh my gosh! Morning sickness is THE worst. It was so hard for me to eat a full meal, nonetheless be near food the entire week. I can't touch or get close to fish, pork, or chicken without wanting to puke.  With my son, I had a couple of days of morning sickness but couldn't stand chicken the whole pregnancy. I felt the need to vomit maybe 2 or 3 times throughout the entire pregnancy. This time?? No, no, no.  I don't even want to discuss how many times I've had to run to the bathroom.  Not fun.  I actually lost around 5 pounds because practically everything I tried to eat was awful. Bland foods (crackers, white rice, stuffing, bread) and water or sour lemonade and a few hot cheetos were all I could stomach. Why hot cheetos?? Ask the baby. I don't know. I would cravings for other stuff but couldn't eat them. So sad that I couldn't enjoy my regular fruit/veggie smoothies and super salads I used to love eating every single day... Hardest week s

Carole P. Roman $200 Amazon Giftcard and Kindle Books Giveaway! Ends 11/5/14!

Carole P. Roman writes some really great children's books. My son loves every one that he has read. Well, guess what? She's having a really nice giveaway and you can enter! See the prize above??? Don't forget to read on for more details!  Award winning author Carole P. Roman has recently published two new books for her "Captain No Beard" series and for her "If You Were Me and Lived In..." series. These two series teach important life's lessons and help children to imagine places and things outside of their own space. Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the auro

Michael Phillip Cash $200 Paypal and After House Book Giveaway! Ends 11/5/14!

For those of you who keep up with my posts, you know that I'm a paranormal book junkie. I have read quite a few books by an author named Michael Phillip Cash. Ever heard of him?? He writes some really good books! Anyhow, if you like paranormal books or if you already know who Cash is, then you're going to love this giveaway~ I'm actually reading The After House book right now! I'm really enjoying it too :) Michael Phillip Cash has done it again with his new paranormal book, " The After House ". This book tells the tale of Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia who are rebuilding their lives in Cold Spring Harbor. "Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?" How would you like to win a

Calling All You Bloggers Out There! Check out this great giveaway/review opp from Essio!

Have you ever heard of ESSIO? Well if you're a blogger who loves to review products regularly or do giveaways, you might just want to sign up for this awesome opportunity! This opportunity is open to the first 100 bloggers, so do make sure to fill out the application ASAP, before it fills up. Once the list has been approved by ESSIO Shower, you'll be asked to confirm your mailing address for the starter kit to be mailed to you. The reviews and giveaways are asked to be completed within 30 days of your receipt of the product from ESSIO Shower. You can use this product review and giveaway either as your only-blog giveaway or enjoy this opportunity for your blog hops and blog campaigns.

Thirty Scary Tales eBook Review

Synopsis A collection of thirty creepy, thrilling, suspenseful, disturbing stories with ghosts, vampires and evil humans. This book is for people who like subtle scares with psychological depth rather than gross-out gore. The stories PG13, intended for adults, and also suitable for teenagers with parental guidance. My Thoughts Isn't that a cool and spooky cover? I really like it. I am totally a scary story FANATIC. I have said this many times before in my book reviews. I love to get so enthralled in a book that can scare me, disturb me, make me look over my shoulder, make me wonder if the events in the book could really happen... The darker the stories are and the more unique, the better. I read this book of thirty tales and they were all pretty different from one another. Were they the scariest things that I have ever read?  Not really, but I'm not disappointed. The stories were all far from traditional. They surprised me at points because some took so

MY Konjac Sponge With Activated Charcoal

Konjac sponges are one of the most popular beauty products out there right now. So many people are raving about how great they are. I've done it myself.  This is because they seriously rock. A Konjac sponge is a natural vegetable fiber loofah type sponge that you can use to clean your face. And when I say clean, I mean a really deep clean.  They look weird and they are hard when you first get them, but what you do is hold it under warm water for a little while and it will soften up ...a lot. Then you can use whatever soap or regular cleanser you normally use on your face. It will clean your face so well. I was looking forward to trying a MY Konjac Sponge. Company's Product Description MY Konjac Sponge are made exclusively with the konjac fiber, a pure vegetable fiber taken from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant. Konjac plant, also known as konnyaku potato or elephant yam, is a plant that is native to eastern Asia. Konjac root is rich in miner

Sari Foods Spirulina--Give Your Health a Much Needed Boost

Everyone around me knows how much love I have for anything with Spirulina in it. I first heard about Spirulina several months ago. I was looking for a really good superfood and believe me, I was blown away after I started taking Spirulina. What is Spirulina? It is a cyanobacterium, an algae, an amazing super food, packed with so many nutritional benefits for both humans and animals.  It's really dark green and has a strong seaweed smell and taste, but it is AMAZING. I'm not joking. When I first started taking it, within a few weeks I could actually feel difference. I felt alert, I felt energetic, and happier. I felt healthier than ever. It surprised me so much but I became hooked on it. After taking it for even longer I noticed a difference in my hair, my skin, my muscle tone. I didn't get sick but one time that year. My husband heard me go on and on about it and he started taking it daily as well. He noticed how much better he felt so he co

True Synergy Yacon Syrup To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

Company's Product Description The syrup, distilled from the Peruvian tuber yacon -- contains up to 50 percent fructooligosacharides, or FOS. FOS, classified as a prebiotic, is a non-caloric sweetener and also a fiber source. Low-glycemic sweetener Yacon syrup Speeds up the metabolism to combat excess fat and regulates the hunger hormone, making you feel full longer. My Thoughts I like yacon syrup. I wasn't too fond of it when I first tried, but that was simply because I wasn't used to the taste. After consuming it on a regular basis, I became accustomed to it's sweet, but not overly sweet taste. You know what I like about it the most? I would swallow a spoonful when I'd get a sweet craving and then after a little while, my craving would be gone. That's nice because well then I wouldn't eat those much unnecessary sweets. Of course doing this would keep me from adding on several extra pounds! It can be taken solo on a spoon a few time

Obabie You Are So Cute! Baby Products and Maternity Wear

"Obabie You are so cute!" Have you heard of Obabie yet? I mentioned the company in a previous post for a giveaway. Obabie is an incredible website with some of the cutest baby clothes, accessories, maternity wear, and more! More About Obabie "At Obabie, we offer high quality items at affordable prices to all fashionista, as well as providing excellent customer service and affordability to all our customers. We offer fashionable clothes and accessories for women, expectant mothers and their babies. Obabie was founded in 2014 by OlymBia Lam. A business that started when she notice a trend among her group of friends; everyone is asking “Where can I find stylish and affordable babies and maternity clothes in NY?” Obabie started in a spare bedroom/ home office in New York. OlymBia hopes to provide affordable and stylish clothing to all our consumers. We want all mommies and babies to look good and feel good without breaking the bank." I'm