Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pops Review and Giveaway



What little kid doesn’t just LOVE popsicles? But have you ever read the list of ingredients? Oh.My.Gosh. Prepare to be disgusted. Pretty much, when your wee ones eat an ice pop they are eating straight up frozen corn syrup mixed with some nasty food dye. I’m not exactly the first person to claim to be the most health conscious, but I try to minimize the things that I know are the worst, and replace them with healthier alternatives. I was very excited to try out Soothie Sucker’s Herbal Ice Pops, and so was my son.

Here are a few fabulous facts about the ice pops:

  • Available in two flavors: Orange for Immune Support and Grape for Nasal Support
  • Can be eaten frozen or chilled as a liquid
  • Pre measured into 1 oz. pouches so you can take them with you on the go
  • Contains certified organic or wild-crafted herbal extracts
  • No artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup or alcohol


Admittedly, my son isn’t the pickiest of eaters. He’ll try just about anything once (he seems to trust my judgement… for now). So after popping one of each flavor into the freezer overnight, we were ready to try them! They are conveniently packaged, with just the right amount inside. Sometimes it seems that ice pops are so HUGE that by the time a kid is only a quarter way through it, it has already melted everywhere. But this is not the case with these Soothie Suckers.

We tried the grape first. Not what I expected. Usually grape flavoring (other than actual grapes) is totally not my favorite, and it always drives me nuts that it tastes nothing like real grapes. But this was different… in a good way. The flavor was less artificial tasting, and more like what I’d expect from something that claims to be ‘grape’. Little man didn’t mind the flavor… until he tried the orange. Once he got some orange in his mouth, he was no longer interested in the grape and I was lucky to snatch it away for just a moment to try it for myself. I must say, I understand why he liked it so much. The orange is DELICIOUS!

In terms of health benefits, it’s hard for me to say. Our household is rarely ill, and during the course of testing these we have not had any issues with sniffles, colds or flu. Perhaps we have the immune boost from the popsicles to thank for that!?

Overall, this is a great product made with kid and adult friendly ingredients. I always say, control what you can, and don’t worry about what you can’t. But what your kid puts into his/her mouth is something you can definitely attempt to control!

To purchase a box of Soothie Suckers for yourself, click one of the links below to be taken to the Amazon product pages.
Soothie Suckers Nasal Support Freezable Ice Pops, Herbal Supplements for Children Ages 2 – 92
Soothie Suckers Immune Support Freezable Ice Pops, Herbal Supplements for Children Ages 2 – 92

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LifeGuard Mini Portable Charger Review



I wouldn’t exactly call myself a gadget seeker. When it comes to technology, I’m often one of the last to know about it. I’m busy, I have other tings to do! And often those other things that I’m doing will kill my phone battery. There’s nothing more frustrating than leaving the house to go somewhere and realizing that your phone is on it’s last bit of juice. Heaven forbid there be an emergency. More often than not I find that I get to the place that I’m going and the other person is late. Tick tock. And since my phone is dead I’ll have nothing to entertain me. Well, NEVER AGAIN!

First a few reasons why you need this product, taken from the Amazon product page:

  • 1. HIGH QUALITY BATTERY – +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 Portable Charger is a PREMIUM Power Bank that has a reliable Samsung battery 3000mAh Grade A Cell. Using this amazing mini portable charger you can fully charge your device and still have juice leftover.
  • 2. SIZE AND DESIGN – The +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 Portable Charger comes in a convenient size and an attractive design. Using this power bank you can charge your phone even in your pocket without discomfort.
  • 3. FREE 5.9-inch LIGHTNING CABLE (APPLE COMPATIBLE) – When you buy the +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 Portable Charger you get a FREE lightning cable ($14 value). The convenient 5.9-inch lightning cable is Apple compatible and will charge and sync your iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6. Just the right size! — LIMITED TIME OFFER.
  • 4. 18-MONTH MONEY-BACK WARRANTY – The +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 Portable Charger has an 18-month money-back warranty and it carries the trustworthy +LIFEGUARD brand. You can count on the +LIFEGUARD customer service crew anytime and anywhere. — DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME. PUT THE +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 PORTABLE CHARGER IN YOUR CART AND BUY IT NOW!!!

I’m super excited about this product. As I said before, I’m notorious for leaving the house without a charged phone. And that’s not the only reason you’d need a portable charger.  Camping, travel, emergencies, not enough outlets at a hotel, zombie apocalypse… the list goes on!

Using the LifeGuard portable charger is super simple. Just plug it into your computer using a USB connection, or into a wall outlet that has a USB connection. Let it get a full charge, the use it to power your devices by using the included lightening cable. It charges your device incredibly fast and has a life cycle of over 800 uses. It is compatible with iPhones, iPods, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Sony and other cell phones, MP3, MP4, and digital cameras with DC 5V input. Also, it is backed by an 18 month money back guarantee! You really can’t go wrong!

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

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Dot&Dot Large Packing Cube Organizer Review


About a month ago, we got news that we had to move. As one of the many joys of renting, we had exactly 30 days to find a new place, pack and move. Did I mention that I’m 6 months pregnant and can’t move anything?! Ugh, it was a nightmare. But thankfully with the help of some fantastic friends, and Dot&Dot’s Cube Organizers, everything went smoothly.

Here are a few facts from the product page:

  • Available in One Pack and 4-Piece Value Set. Dimensions – 17.5″ x 12.75″ x 3.25″
  • Sort and Find Your Stuff Quickly! Makes packing and unpacking efficient and less time consuming.
  • Maximize luggage space. Protect your clothes from dirt, wrinkles and damages.
  • No more stress and troubles at the airport. Maintain your privacy during security inspections.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Obviously, these packing cubes are typically used when you are going somewhere fabulous on a trip. In my case, I used them to help pack and move the items that I couldn’t throw into boxes. My cubes arrived looking exactly as they are in the picture. I chose the grey ones out of the several different color options, so that if my husband needed to used them for a trip or something he wouldn’t be stuck in the security lines with girly colored bags.

As I mentioned, we had many wonderful friends help us out, many of which are my husband’s male friends. They are not always the most careful with delicate items, and I also didn’t want them to have to stare at my bras or underwear. I had left out a number of personal items that I needed to continue using until the morning of our actual move (ie make up, lotions, bras, underwear, personal products, etc.), so I just threw them into the bags and stacked them on the counter. As I mentioned, since I’m pregnant I wasn’t allowed to do any of the physical moving. But my husband and our friends had a very easy time moving them by using the attached handle on the side.

Overall, they are super high quality and are insanely convenient. I was a bit worried that with everything that I stuffed in there the zipper might give out or the fabric might rip, but everything stayed intact. I can only imagine how convenient these would be to keep your suitcase organized. Hopefully someday I’ll get the opportunity to go somewhere fabulous and try them out!

To purchase, click the link below.
Large Packing Cubes – Packing Squares Value Set – Fits in Carry on Luggage, Duffel, Suitcase, Backpack (4-piece set, Gray)

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InstaNatural Stretch Mark & Scar Cream Review



As usual, InstaNatural is nothing short of perfection. I was especially excited to review this product since my ever growing belly is starting to show signs of wear. I’m now into my 6th month of pregnancy and my tummy grows every day. I had stretch marks on my stomach even before my first pregnancy, courtesy of rapid weight loss during my mom’s fight with cancer. After she recovered, I gradually lost the weight I’d gained and the stretch marks started to fade. Then, During my last month of pregnancy with my son they started to get pinkish again and even crept up a bit further on my tummy, towards my belly button. This time around, they are acting up sooner, probably courtesy of never losing the baby weight from my son (can you still call it baby weight after 2 years? haha).

So here I am, 6 months pregnant, and starting to notice some pinkening of my existing stretch marks. Nobody, including myself, is a fan of them, so I jumped at the opportunity to try this stuff out. Here’s some info from the product page:

  • DIMINISHES APPEARANCE OF EXISTING STRETCH MARKS & SCARS – Reduce current “tiger strips” and scars with our powerful cream that will heal the skin to fade away those reddish-blue stripes on the body. Helps restore skin tone and texture for a more even appearance.
  • PREVENT NEW ONES FROM FORMING – Not only can you fade away current blemishes with this powerful cream, but also you can prevent new ones from forming. This prevention cream strengthens and protects against future marks, and makes it harder for the skin to stretch beyond its limit.
  • POWERFUL & NOURISHING HYDRATION – Our body cream moisturizer is full of natural and organic ingredients – such as Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, & Mango Butter – that provide unsurpassed hydration and moisture to nourish your skin. Use all over the body, even hands and feet, to get softer, suppler skin.
  • FOR MEN & WOMEN – Stretch marks are a common occurrence on both men and women. For women, more than half will accumulate them during pregnancy, most likely on their tummies and stomachs. Our topical cream is perfect to use whether it is during pregnancy or after birth. For men, apply it on common trouble spots, such as the abdomen, chest, arms and shoulders.
  • MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE – InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you’re not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.

As usual, their wonderful money back guarantee makes me happy. But also as usual, I don’t need it. Every morning after I shower I rub it onto my belly, paying extra attention to the areas that I know are more prone to stretching. The smell is about what I expected… not like flowers or anything fruity, but definitely not a bad smell either. The formula is thick enough that it doesn’t soak in instantly, which makes me feel like it’s longer lasting and will actually do me some good.

I’m happy to report that since I’ve started using it (it’s been about a month now), I’ve stopped them in their tracks. While I have not noticed any improvement in the existing stretch marks, I have not noticed any new ones nor have they traveled any further. Like with all of InstaNatural’s products, I’m incredibly pleased with the product and results.

To purchase, click the link below.
Stretch Mark Cream -HUGE 5 OZ- Reduces Old Stretch Marks & Prevents New Ones – Moisturizing Body Cream Reduces and Fades Away Marks & Scars – Perfect for Pregnancy, After Birth, And Men! Full of Natural & Organic Ingredients – Guaranteed to Work Wonders

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Supplyin Style Review



Given that I’m an obsessive crafter, I recently jumped at the opportunity to try out some products from a wonderful Etsy shop. As a fellow small business owner, I absolutely appreciate the time and effort that goes into a well run shop, especially one with its primary sales coming from an online store.

I was allowed to choose a few pieces from the numerous items sold at www.SupplyinStyle.Etsy.Com. I won’t lie… I went through them obsessively. I added a bunch of them to my favorites, and then I had to go back and narrow it down. I have a tendency to go overboard (or so I’m told). Ultimately I decided on an adorable pink fabric wrapped chain, some fantastic ballet slipper charms, and some small rings to connect them. I had my little sister in mind whose birthday is coming up. She’s OBSESSED with dancing, especially ballet.

The hardest part about ordering from Supplyin Style was deciding what to get. The rest was easy. It was shipped quickly, and arrived in a cute velvety bag with each individual item contained in plastic zip bags. She even included a business card with a coupon code for future purchases. Talk about great customer service!

Once I was finally able to sit down and make the charm bracelet that I originally intended (we had an unexpected move pop up), it came together wonderfully. Using some clasps that I already had from a previous project as well as some plastic beads that I had lying around, I made an adorable pink ballerina charm bracelet. Here’s how it turned out:

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Overall, I was very impressed with my experience ordering from Supplyin Style. The prices are insanely reasonable, the merchandise is high quality, and the shipping and customer service are top notch. To take a look at what’s available or to make a purchase, visit www.SupplyinStyle.Etsy.Com.

Bellemain’s Heavy Duty Aluminum Baking Pan Review



Just in time for holiday baking- Bellemain’s Heavy Duty Aluminum Baking Pan! This thing is no joke… it is HEAVY, which translates into high quality for a baking sheet. I’ve owned a few different brands of baking sheets in my adulthood. The first I loved, but my husband ruined it when he tried to remove the baked on stains with oven cleaner. Ever since then I’ve had issues finding a quality baking sheet that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. This baking sheet is heavy duty so that the bottom of whatever you’re cooking doesn’t burn.

Here are some facts as provided on their Amazon product page:

No more brown cookie bottoms, soggy spots in the pizza crust or unevenly baked baguettes! This extra-thick aluminum sheet stays flat and maintains a consistent temperature all over its surface, making it easy for you to elevate your baking game to professional standards.

10 Gauge Aluminum Won’t Warp
Very few baking pans on the market are this thick and sturdy. But that’s what you need to keep the metal from warping as it heats up. (The banging noise you hear shortly after putting your inferior 11 or 13 gauge pan in the oven is the sound of it warping.) And if the pan is warped, your cookies or rolls won’t all finish baking at the same moment, leaving you with some underdone, some overdone and some just right.

Heats Quickly and Evenly
Professional bakers prefer aluminum because it gets up to temperature faster and more evenly than any other metal except copper — which is even more important when baking times are short, as they are for most cookies. The Bellemain Baking Pan is natural finish aluminum, with no dark coating to cause burning on the bottom before the top is cooked.

2 Flat Sides Let You Slide Foods On and Off
Put your spatula away. Now you can remove just-baked cookies, pizzas and fries in a second, simply by tilting the pan! The flat sides are also convenient for transferring large dough products, such as roulades and focaccia, to the pan for baking. The other two sides have rolled edges for you to grab while you’re moving the pan to or from the oven.

Hanging Hole
The pan’s designers have even built in an extra storage solution for you: a hole for hanging it on a wall. If you have multiple Bellemain Baking Pans, they will nest together to take up minimum storage space.


Some of my favorite features include that it won’t warp and that it heats quickly and evenly. It drives me crazy when the cookies towards the edges are cooking significantly faster than the ones on the inside, which makes timing them (while multitasking as usual) almost impossible. After a few batches of cookies and several frozen pizzas, my baking sheet is still flat and still fabulous.

To purchase, click the link below.
Bellemain 14″x17″ Heavy Duty Aluminum Baking Pan

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Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Sticks Review



Glowsticks. Kids LOVE them. I’d go so far as to say that kids are obsessed with them. I can remember going to a sporting event, concert or the local Balloon and Wine Festival and begging my parents to buy me glow stick bracelets, necklaces and wands. Well, here’s your opportunity to stock up on 100 count glow sticks with connectors.

A few facts from the Amazon product page:

  • The best quality – Long lasting – Super Bright – Durable
  • Create super bright glowing bracelets, necklaces, glasses and more!
  • Includes 100 units – 8″ long premium quality glow bracelets
  • Fresh from the factory- Ultra bright and long lasting!
  • Non-toxic and CPSIA Compliant – Premium Quaility
  • The best brand of glow sticks on the market. You will receive 1 tube of 100 luminescent light bracelets. Each tube contains of 5 colors — Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Pink. Your order will also contain 100 connectors so you can hook the ends together to make bracelets and necklaces.

    Once they start glowing, The Super Glow brand glow bracelets will last you all night. They will glow super bright for 8 – 10 hours. Then, they will start to fade out but may continue to emit some light for up to 36 hours. These glow bracelets are fresh from the factory.

    They were manufactured just a few weeks ago and guaranteed to be fresh when you receive them. Can’t use them all in one night? They have a shelf life of 2 years prior to activation.

I was incredibly excited to be approved for this promotion because I had seen the cutest idea on Pinterest of  how to make glow in the dark animal eyes out of glow sticks and toilet paper rolls for Halloween. I received the glow sticks in the mail from Amazon towards the beginning of October, which left me plenty of time to create my masterpiece. Unfortunately, in all of the chaos of getting dressed up, getting little man dressed and trying to take a picture of him being still, I failed to take pictures of our cute little glowing eye decorations. However, here’s the picture from Pinterest where I got the idea:


They turned out adorable. We stuck them in the bushes, trees and grass outside the front door and they looked great! I also hooked a few on my son and sister, for safety reasons, so I could see them in the dark while we went trick or treating.

Anyways, here are a few notes about my experience with the Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Sticks:

  • The package claims 100 count, but I got a little bit over 100 glow sticks. Not that I’m complaining!
  • There are supposed to be 5 colors: blue, yellow, orange, pink and green. However I was unable to tell the difference between the orange and pink, so it seemed more like 4 colors. The blue is a really beautiful color.
  • They are in fact long lasting! When the package first arrived, I took one out, cracked it in a few places, gave it a shake and forgot about it. I had meant to check after two hours, but didn’t end up coming back until the following morning. It was still glowing! At that point, it was a very dim glow, but I was still impressed.
  • They are long enough to use a single stick and connector as a bracelet, or pair up two sticks and connectors for a necklace.
  • I also really loved the package- they come in a long, hard tube with a reusable top, so you don’t have to worry about the sticks being accidentally activated while in storage.

Overall, this is a great find! If your kids love glow sticks as much as the children that I know, this is a wonderful investment. To purchase, click the link below.
Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Stick Bracelets – 100 Premium Quality Glow Stick Bracelets

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.

Ultimate Jewelry Creationz Loom Band Kit Review



Much to the pleasure and surprise of my ten year old sister, I was chosen to test and review a wonderful Loom Band Kit. While creating or wearing rubber bracelets is not really my thing, I love the time, effort, and creativity that kids are putting into these little crafty kits. And come to find out, they are all the rage right now!

First, a few words from the Amazon product page:

  • Non-toxic LATEX FREE bands! Perfect for those with (and without) latex sensitivity. Includes over 600 perfection purple, beautiful blue, outrageous orange, gracious green, radiant red, youthful yellow, bold black and wonderful white bands.!
  • Glow-in-the-dark bands to add that special “something” to your creations! Add to rings, bracelets and more and stand out amongst your friends!
  • 12 beautiful gem liek charms! Charms resemble gems, are translucent, and come in varying colors and shapes. Use charms to add pop and character to your bracelets. Shapes include crescents, starts, hearts, and crosses, and abstract pieces for our most artistic creative minds!
  • High quality hook and loom! Don’t worry about your creations coming undone mid-way. With a quality loom and board, your bands are guaranteed to stay in place until you complete your piece and remove it your self.
  • Includes 24 S-style clips to secure your jewelry. S clips are designed to properly secure your bands together, allowing you to wear your pieces comfortably and confidently, without worrying about it coming apart!
  • The Ultimate Jewelry Creationz Loom Band Kit is a great loom band kit for anyone who wants to develop and sharpen their creative abilities. Designed for young girls, this loom band kit is designed to give young ladies the opportunity to create awesome, colorful jewelry that is as amazing as they are! Loom band kits are all the rage now and while there are many loom band kits to choose from, we know ours is the best because of the quality of the loom board, hook, clips and bands, we are sure that THIS kit will supersede your expectations. How? Glad you asked! We offer: Clear and thorough instructions, including multiple patterns and designs Over 600 multi color latex free, high quality bands. This is to ensure that your designs last long after you’ve created them! Heavy duty S-clips to secure your bracelets, rings, etc. You don’t want you’re fabulous designs falling off of you? Nope, neither do we! (unlike so many other loom band kits) We offer strong, tight S-clips to keep your designs neatly in place until you’re ready to take them off 12 crystal-like charms in assorted shapes and colors add a special POP to your designs! This, is perhaps our favorite thing about this kit, because you can add the perfect amount of glitz to your designs! Shapes include crescents, starts, hearts and various colors are guaranteed to make your designs come to life! Make up to 24 bracelets, or design necklaces, rings, anklets, and more! the possibilities are endless, really. We LOVE what this kit does for girls and are so confident YOU will too! With our 14-day money back guarantee, you can be sure you will love the Ultimate Jewelry Creationz Loom Band Kit as much as we do. If you don’t, (that’s a BIG if because we know you’ll LOVE it) send it back to us, risk free! After you order your kit, don’t forget to show us love over on our Facebook Page \”Ultimate Jewelry Creations Loom Band Kit By After Vintage\”! Like us, share us, and be apart of the conversation!

I love that they are latex free, as many people have latex allergies and intolerance. As usual, the shipping from Amazon was lightening fast. When I got the box in the mail, I first opened it and examined the contents. I often wonder about the quality of items online, as it is difficult to gauge the quality or craftsmanship without actually picking up and touching the product with your own two hands. I was also skeptical of the quality because it is listed for a very reasonable price considering it is a complete kit with everything you’ll need to create some cute loom bracelets.

Upon opening, I was immediately drawn to the gem like charms. I can’t tell if they are made of glass or a very hard and heavy plastic, but they are beautiful. The Amazon product page claims “crystal like” and they are absolutely right. Usually kits like this come with cheap little plastic-y charms that look like they came straight from China. These charms are beautiful colors, classy shapes and are substantial enough in weight to actually seem like a charm. The loom itself that was included comes apart for easy storage, and the many many rubber bands that come in the kit are a wide assortment of colors.

Needless to say, I was pleased with the quality and variety of the kit overall. Also, my sister was ecstatic to have such a wonderful addition to her loom band collection! She even made me a cute bracelet with my favorite charm.

To purchase this product, click the link below.
N!ew Loom Band Kit for Girls! Crystal-Like-Charms-Gem-Like Charms-Glow in the Dark Bands-High Quality Loom Board, Hook & Latex Free Rubber Bands-Over 600 Multicolored Bands-Great for Jewelry Making, Team Sports, Arts & Crafts and More! Super Stylish

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InstaNatural Vitamin C Facial Toner Review



The easiest reviews to write are for the products that you truly love, because you don’t have to dig deep to find something nice to say, and you don’t have to worry about writing something negative but true and hurting the company’s feelings. This is absolutely not the case with everything I’ve tried from InstaNatural! They are truly the best. Most recently I’ve had the pleasure of testing their Vitamin C Toner as well as their Youth Express Eye Gel.

Vitamin C Toner:

I really can’t say enough about this product. But first, a few words from InstaNatural:

  • CONTAINS 100% NATURAL and ORGANIC INGREDIENTS – Also has Vitamin C, an essential nutrient that is vital to developing skin health and youthfulness. This antioxidant is needed in order for the body to produce collagen, which is what keeps your skin elastic and supple. A daily dose of Vitamin C with our Facial Toner Spray is a great way to restore a youthful complexion by helping to strengthen your skin to protect and fight against environment factors that speed up the signs of aging.
  • CLEANS & SHRINKS PORES – When pores are clogged, they appear bigger because they are easier to spot. Our toner contains powerful astringents – such as Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil – which purify your skin by cleaning and tightening pores, shrinking their appearance.
  • COMBATS OILY SKIN – Those with oily skin will also rejoice using this reviving facial toner. The ingredients in our spray work to combat and remove excess oil, while restoring your natural pH levels so your skin is balanced. Our formula is gentle and suitable for all skin types.
  • HYDRATES & PREPS SKIN – Each soothing mist delivers instant refreshment to your face. As your skin is hydrated, the MSM in the formula works to penetrate your pores to increase their elasticity. Your face will become more receptive to absorbing serums, oils, and moisturizers applied thereafter. Our Vitamin C Facial Toner is a great way to prep your skin for your beauty routine.
  • Manufacturer Guarantee – InstaNatural is proud to back their products with a 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee Policy. If you are not completely happy with your purchase, just contact us for a refund – no questions asked. We are confident you will enjoy results – or get your money back.

If you’ve read any of my previous skin care reviews, you’ll know that I have issues with adult acne that have become even worse since being pregnant this time around. I’ve tried a number of “proven” acne fighters, and have had little luck. Blame the pregnancy hormones or whatever you want… it’s still super annoying and takes a toll on my self confidence. But since I’ve started using the Vitamin C Toner, my face has completely calmed down.

After cleansing my face, I simply spray a few pumps on my clean and dry face and wait a few minutes for it to dry. While its dry, I brush my teeth and make good use of my time (anyone with a toddler will understand), and once it’s dry I just put on my moisturizer as usual.

Like I mentioned earlier, I really can’t say enough about this product. It smells amazing… earthy with citrus notes. It makes my skin feel hydrated, refreshed and bright. After a few weeks of use, my skin is noticeably clearer, brighter and softer. To say that this product is a must have is an absolute understatement.

To purchase InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Toner, click the link below.
Vitamin C Facial Toner – 100% Natural and Organic Anti Aging Face Toner With Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, MSM & More – Nourishes and Hydrates The Skin Deeply – Preps Pores for Serums and Moisturizers -Has Powerful Astringent Properties – Great Toner For Men and Women- Suitable for All Skin Types – Satisfaction Guaranteed


Youth Express Eye Gel

As I do with many of the anti aging, wrinkle and brightening product that I receive, I handed this one off to my mom to test. At 53, she battles fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, under eye circles, etc. as most women her age do as well.

Here are a few words about why this product is awesome from InstaNatural:

  • DIMINISHES DARK CIRCLES & PUFFINESS – Our product provides all around care and protection to the eye area. Used twice daily, this powerful formula will help reverse the signs of aging and revert your skin back to its natural youthfulness. Our Eye Gel will help you tackle dark circles, eye bags, crow’s feet, fine lines, sagginess and puffiness so you can obtain a healthy and radiant appearance.
  • HYDRATES, FIRMS & PLUMPS SKIN – InstaNatural’s Youth Express Eye Gel contains a potent combination of ingredients for maximum results. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture, while Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin and Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors.
  • CAN BE USED ON ENTIRE FACE – Our Eye Gel is not only for your eyes, but also can be used as an overall face treatment. Apply to your cheeks and forehead as well to moisturize your skin and prevent premature aging. Improve your tone and texture to attain a smooth and brilliant complexion.
  • SAFE & NATURAL INGREDIENTS – We are proud to use natural ingredients in our product with NO parabens, sulfates or alcohol. It is also full of organic ingredients and safe to use on ALL skin types. Our gentle, cooling ingredients glide on smooth to not irritate the delicate eye area. Each bottle is made in the USA in our FDA Registered Facility to ensure top quality for our customers.
  • MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you’re not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.

First of all, let me just mention their amazing money back guarantee policy on all of their products. This is a company that stands by their products and want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. But of course, their products are so wonderful that you’d be crazy to return them (haha).

My mom’s experience with the Youth Express Eye Gel was much like my experience with the Vitamin C Toner… totally awesome. She has sensitive skin, like myself (thanks mom!), and especially struggles with sensitivity around the eyes. For instance, she experiences eye watering and irritation when she uses my favorite brand of eyeshadow although I use it every day without any problems. So several other anti aging products that have targeted they eye area have caused irritation, redness and watering. This was not the case with the Youth Express Eye Gel.

She applied it to a clean face prior to using make up and did not have any adverse effects. She applied make up over it and completely forgot that she had applied it at all. It was not until day two that she really noticed a difference. As she was removing her make up on day 2, she had forgotten about the eye gel that she’d applied two mornings in a row, and noticed an overall smoothness in the corners and under the eye. Almost like a plumping. Needless to say she’s continued to use it every day.

To purchase the Youth Express Eye Gel, click the link below.
Eye Cream For Dark Circles, Puffiness, Wrinkles & Bags -HUGE 1.7 OZ- Best Under Eye Gel Treatment Solution For Eye Bags, Crows Feet, Dry Skin, Fine Lines & Sagging Eyes – With Plant Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000, Cucumber, Peptide Complex, Cucumber, Aloe, MSM & More

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Expandable Hose Review



Everyone has seen an infomercial for an expandable hose. They look SO COOL, but are insanely expensive and rarely hold up in terms of quality compared the the amount of money you shelled out. Let me be clear here, this particular hose is not the ‘as seen on TV’ version. My husband had previously bought the ‘as seen on TV’ expandable hose, and after 2 uses it blew up and soaked him. He was VERY eager to test this one out and he truly put it through the paces.

First, here are a few facts about the product as provided on the Amazon product page:

  • Strongest Hose Available at 100-PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) Working Pressure
  • 300-PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) Burst Pressure
  • Starts Out 25 Feet and Expands to 75 Feet with Water Pressure, Release Pressure and Hose Returns to 25 Feet
  • Lightweight will Not Tangle, Twist, or Kink
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee For A Risk Free Buying Experience

Here’s what we found when we unboxed the product and put it to use:

  • It is loooonnnnggg. A full 75 feet satisfies our watering needs by far.
  • Watching it expand made our son giggle. It is an odd sight as it goes from it’s shrunken size to the full expanded size.
  • The included nozzle is GREAT! Where we live in California, it is illegal to wash your car unless you have a nozzle like this.
  • Unfortunately, the part that screws to the water source is plastic, and while we have not yet had any problems with it, it does not seem like it will last long term.
  • Once we were done and turned off the water, it shrunk down on it’s own about half way, and then we just pressed the hose nozzle to release the remainder of the water. So easy!

Overall, I recommend this product to anyone interested in saving some garage space while getting an incredibly long hose. To purchase, click the link below.
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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.