Body Merry Eye Cream and Cellulite Cream Review

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A few things that every woman (or maybe everyone every) worries about: cellulite and puffy or tired looking eyes. Well, Body Merry has provided solutions for both of their problems with their Cellulite Defense Gel Cream and Age Defense Eye Cream.

Cellulite Defense Gel Cream

Here are a few facts and pointers from the Amazon product page:

  • Optimum Caffeine + Retinol: Body Merry’s Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream has a high Caffeine content and the optimum level of Retinol (0.4%), as recommended by experts.
  • Natural + Organic: This cream also contains potent natural and organic ingredients. Three types of Seaweed (Algae Extract + Kelp + Dulse) combine to give it an antioxidant boost, which helps in firming and toning. Organic Cayenne provides a spicy twist and helps in circulation and reducing the storage of fat. This synergistic blend ensures that you are well on your way to reducing the appearance of unwanted bumps and lumps!
  • Lightweight + Refreshing: The lightweight consistency of the gel-cream is designed to glide over large areas so that a little goes a long way. It absorbs quickly into your skin, leaving no greasy residue. It is infused with a refreshing 100% Natural ‘mint – green tea – lime’ fragrance, that barely leaves a trace once completely absorbed.
  • Made in USA + Cruelty Free + No Harsh Chemicals: The cream is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. Body Merry’s products are not tested on animals. The cream is also free from harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
  • Manufacturer Guarantee: Body Merry’s products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t like this cream, just contact us and get a full refund. Best of all, you don’t even need to return the jar.

First impressions: The smell is not offensive. Sometimes you never know with stuff like this, especially with such a sensitive nose. And the jar container is easy to screw and unscrew, and it is very easy to get the product out for application.

First use: I had NO IDEA what to expect. So I went into it blind. I applied to my outer thighs and waited. I was surprised when it started to tingle… probably courtesy of the menthol. It wasn’t an unpleasant feeling, but was just sort of odd at first. After a while, the feeling faded as did the slightly minty smell.

Results: Here’s where it gets tough. Since I am pregnant, my body is doing all sorts of odd things. In the week that I’ve used it, I have not noticed anything astounding in terms of reduced cellulite, but there are so many changing things going on in my body that I think it is unfair to make a conclusion at this point. The excellent news is that since the vast majority of the ingredients are organic or at least natural (and not tested on animals), I feel comfortable using it even now when I’m incredibly careful about what goes on or in my body.

Overall, it’s worth a shot. Especially considering their great money back guarantee, you really can’t go wrong. To purchase, click the link below to be taken to the Amazon product page.


Age Defense Eye Cream

First, a few words from Body Merry:

  • EASY ON YOUR EYES: This lightweight formula is a gentle and effective solution for all your eye woes including Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness. You can now let your eyes express everything but your age!
  • 70+ POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS: The only eye cream on the market that has over 70 power packed ingredients including: Vitamins C + E + B5, Peptide Complex, Amino Acid Emulsification, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Antioxidants, MSM and many many more!
  • NATURAL & ORGANIC COMPONENTS: It has potent natural and organic ingredients such as Aloe, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cranberry, Licorice, Sunflower Oil, Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber, Green Tea – to name just a few! No harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
  • MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The cream is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
  • MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry’s products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t like this cream, just contact us and get a full refund. Best of all, you don’t even need to return the bottle.

First impressions: Reading about this product makes me happy. Natural ingredients, packed with vitamins, not tested on animals, contains natural and organic ingredients and has a money back guarantee. Wow! Plus, as a courtesy of all of the wonderful ingredients, it smells great. And as usual, I pay close attention to the product packaging and delivery mechanism. This one lives up to my expectations as it is easy to use and makes application a breeze.

First use: Now is truly the ideal time for me to try to get rid of some funky under eye circles. I’m 5 months pregnant, am planning my son’s 2nd birthday party for this weekend, and was just notified that the owners are moving back into our home therefore we have 30 days to find a new house and move. The stress level is killing me, keeping me up late and waking me up early. Needless to say my eyeballs are tattling on me to the world. After washing and drying my face, I applied a small amount to my fingertips and rubbed it into the area below and outside of my eye. The directions state for it to not make contact with the actual eye (duhh), so I was careful not to smear any too close where it might run or be smudged into my eye.

Results: This stuff really works. My puffiness disappeared within a few minutes. I was able to apply make up as usual over the top of it, and it did not effect the make up at all. The scent and ingredients are gentle enough that my eyes did not water or burn and were not at all irritated by it. This stuff is truly amazing!

To purchase this miracle eye cream, click the link below to be taken to the Amazon product page.

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.

Gecko Monitor Computer Monitoring Software Review and Giveaway

Although my little man is too young for this to be an issue, I still think it is a fabulous idea. Gecko Monitor has provided me with a copy of their Computer Monitoring Software in exchange for an unbiased review, and I must admit that I am impressed with how thorough this program really is. This program is ideal for those with teenagers who need computers to do “homework”, and is great for vacations or work days when you have to be away from home and are unable to keep an eye on the content that is being viewed. Here are a few highlights of what the monitoring software does:

  • Takes a screen shot of every website and window that is visited
  • Logs each application used and tells you when and for how long it was used
  • Logs every website visited and tells you when and for how long it was viewed
  • Keeps track of what was entered in each application and website via keyboard
  • Monitors all file activity including saves, deletions, etc.
  • Keeps track of each printed item and logs when it was printed
  • Sends discreet emails to you including the information listed above
  • Does all of this while being hidden… the computer user will never know that it’s there!
  • Un-hides only with a secret key-stroke known by you
  • Simple to use and incredibly user friendly

If you are someone who would enjoy the peace of mind that the Gecko Monitor Computer Monitoring Software can bring, be sure to visit their website listed below.

As an added bonus, I am giving away 10 license codes to the first 10 to download the free trial of Gecko Monitor Computer Monitoring Software. Please contact me if you are interested in a FREE full version so that I can provide you with the license code.

If you are not one of the first ten to download the free trial for purchase, take advantage of the free trial and purchase the software once you’ve had a chance to test drive it. I’m sure you’ll love it!

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.

Seat Belt Pillow Review and Giveaway


In honor of reaching 100 likes on Facebook and to celebrate the summer travel season, I’m kicking off the reviews and giveaways with a custom Seat Belt Pillow from Baby James Handmade. To be fair, I’ll tell you up front that I personally make them, so of course I think they’re fabulous. But to prove that I’m not completely delusional, check out a review done last year by a fellow blogger at Faith Filled Footsteps. Hopefully that serves as proof that while this may not be a completely unbiased review, the Seat Belt Pillow is truly awesome.

If you’re not familiar with the concept, they work by connecting to the seat belt with three velcro straps. This way, the pillow stays where you want it and won’t fall to the floor with every bump on the road. And since there are three separate straps, the small version can be used with car seat harness straps.


Made with 100% cotton fabric and hypoallergenic interior fluff, each pillow is machine washable and safe to use near sensitive skin. Although it was intended to help prop up the heavy heads of children who fall asleep while riding in the car, I know of several adults who enjoy them as well!

Head on over to Baby James Handmade’s Etsy page to take a look around, then enter the giveaway here.

Curly’s Creations Rainbow Crayon Name: Review and Giveaway



I came across Curly’s Creations while I was browsing Etsy for some unique entertainment for children. I’d definitely say that these Rainbow Crayon Names qualify as unique! And great news… the shop owner, Lauren, has agreed to participate in a giveaway where the winner will receive a customized crayon name!

Lauren specializes in creating premium party favors, memory boxes, decorations and baked goods from her home in New Jersey. I was lucky enough to receive some customized crayon letters with my son’s initials. I must admit, when I took them out of the mailing envelope, I DID NOT want to open the package to use them because they are so stinkin’ cute! If it were up to me they would sit up on his bookshelf, front and center, to be on display. BUT… Bennett spotted them and was not going to let me get away with tucking them out of his reach.


So we got out some paper, I set him up at his little table, and I let him go to town! One of my favorite things about these crayons is that they are easier for his little hands to grasp than normal crayons because they are wider, therefore they did not slip out of his hands as easily. And no cheap crayon wax here… the colors are brightly pigmented!


Now, remember that he is only 20 months old, and he has the attention span to match. That being said, he actually sat there for quite a while. Why? I was unable to get an interview with him, but I can guess. I think he was fascinated by the shapes, and he did not get frustrated because these crayons don’t slip out of his hands.

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Once his mind eventually wandered back to race cars and teddy bears, I was able to put the adorable crayons back into the plastic bag and up on the shelf! They held their shapes and are ready for the next use.

Here’s a little bit about Lauren and her shop, Curly’s Creations, that I find interesting. First, she is a certified Art and Elementary school teacher in the state of New Jersey. After the birth of her second child, she decided to stay home to spend more time with them, and is now expecting her third child in the Fall! So be sure to congratulate her when you head over to her Facebook page. While she’s always been crafty and artistic, she started creating for others after her son’s gumball themed first birthday when she was approached by friends, family and neighbors to make customized items. A little over a year later, she still enjoys creating one of a kind goodies.

I strongly suggest that you visit her Etsy page, as well as her Facebook page. I was BLOWN AWAY by the items on her Facebook page. As a fellow crafter, I can truly appreciate the time and precision that goes into each one of her items. I can’t even imagine how badly her hand must hurt from squeezing frosting onto those perfect cookies (click here to see what I’m talking about).

Alright, here’s the best part. One lucky reader will get the opportunity to have their very own Rainbow Crayon Name! But first, a few rules (the boring stuff):

  • Open to entrants 18 and over, within the United States
  • Entries will be verified
  • Winner will receive a Rainbow Crayon Name up to 10 letters
  • Enter using the link provided below. It will take you to the entry page on Facebook.
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter
  • Open from 6/23 at 9am to 6/30 at 9pm

Ok, enough boring stuff. Click here to enter, and GOOD LUCK!

Happy Month-iversary to DIY Mom on a Budget!

It’s official, it has been one month since the first DIY Mom on a Budget post. As a special thank you to those of you who take time out of your day to browse my blog for awesome deals, freebies, reviews and ramblings I’m launching a special give away today.


Here’s how it works:

  • Browse below to see the prizes.
  • Enter using the link provided below. It will take you to the giveaway page on Facebook, where you will have the opportunity to earn multiple entries.
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.
  • One winner will choose their favorite prize from below.
  • This giveaway is only available to those living in the U.S. (I’m so sorry for those of you elsewhere… I’ll work on trying to open it up internationally)
  • The winning entry will be verified.
  • Open from 6/9/14 @ 12am until 6/16/14 @ 12am EST

Here are your options:


 An owl pendant of your choice. All owl pendants have a long chain.



An anchor or teardrop filagree or key pendant. These too have long chains.



OR: (from left to right) bow with dangling gem, mouse ears with rhinestones, peacock pendant or ‘love’ in gold or silver. These chains are shorter.

Click here to be taken to the entry page on Facebook.

Thanks again, and check back soon for more giveaways!