Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dead Sea Spa Products Review (holiday gift guide)

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

The holidays are right around the corner. I have found one of the best stocking stuffers out there. I came across a great site with amazing products and great variety of products. Dead Sea Spa Care is a great site with amazing products great for the holidays. Dead Sea Spa Care has several product such as facial products, nail care, skin and heal care, aromatherapy scrub, judaica gifts, gift sets, home spa pampering sets, honeywell replacements filters, hot specials and baby products. I was excited when I was able to try several of their products.

The first product that I was able to try was their Skin Renewal Shea Body Butter.      This product comes in a 8 fl oz jar. When I opened up this jar it had an amazing smell to it. It is no lie that I have dry sensitive skin so I am always on the look out for new products that will help my skin. This product will help renew your skin with the rich benefits of the Dead Sea Minerals and Shea butter. This is known to help restore elasticity to the skin while nourishing dehydrated cells through healthy anti oxidants enriched emollients. When I first tried this product I became obsessed. I was very fond of the smell. Personally when I used this product I used it after I shower, so it locks in the moisture after I use it. When I massage the cream in my skin it absorbs quite quickly. It does not leave and residue or greasy feeling after using. It leaves a nice scent after rubbing it in. I would definitely keep using this product. 

The second product that I got to review fromDead Sea Spa Care was the Anti Aging Gel Peel. Dead Sea Anti-Aging Peeling Gel is a great product to use on your face and help cleanse your skin. When I tried this product I washed my face with warm water. I Apply the Dead Sea Anti Aging Peeling Gel thinly and rub it in gently in your skin. After rubbing the product in wash warm water off right after using the product. This cream was more like a gel cream and it rubbed in really good. After doing that you can see that it was working because the dead skin was coming fun. I washed the gel off and then my face was very smooth. I would recommend this as a great holiday gift.

Another product that I received was there Pumice Stone. I was excited about this product because my feet really need some tender, love and care. This Pumice Stone is shaped like and oval bar of soap. When I used this product I placed a few drops of the body wash on the stone. I scrubbed the bottom of my feet and I was quite surprised how well it worked. After using this product and after I got out of the shower I applied lotion to my feet. I would highly recommend this product. 

The last product that I received for review was their Dead Sea Salt Scrub Aromatic Body Treatment Nourishing, Exfoliating Body Scrub. This product was made in Italy. The weight of this product is 20 oz. This product is the ultimate aromatic body exfoliating treatment. This product has pure dead sea salt crystals absorbed into a mixture of select aromatic oils. The salt in this product gently exfoliate my skin. The oils in the skin softens and moisturize the skin. When I applied this product it does not leave a greasy feel. I use this product 2-3 times a week when I take a shower. When using in the shower I massage this product on my skin. After using this product I use warm water to rinse of than pat dry. My skin feels amazing after using this product. My skin feels smoother and more hydrated after using.

I have been a huge fans of Dead Sea Products and after using these product I fell more in love with their products. I would highly recommend buying these products for gifts this holiday season. They would go great in a spa gift basket or stocking stuffers. You are able to find their product at the link below.






Honeycat Cosmetics Giveaway

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.






Hosted by : Little Helpers In Life

All you mama's out there know, sometimes, we need some alone time in the bathroom. I always have a bathroom buddy. He wants to get into everything while I go to the bathroom, wants to be in the bath tub while I shower.. Wants to pull everything off shelves and out of the cupboard. So, when it is bed time, this mama wants to take some me time. 


I have found that with Honeycat Cosmetics, I can do that. I get the time to relax in the tub, without all the boats and books from my son. When I get out, I always feel refreshed. 


The way the Honeycat Cosmetics have their products packaged I think is just part of the fun. I know many cat lovers, and this would make puurfect gifts for them. I received three items to try, and I would love to tell you about them. 



The first item I would like to tell you about is, Cat-Bernet Sauvignon Red Wine Shower Gel. I love that the bottle alone looks like a smaller bottle of nice wine, if you are clumsy, don't worry it is plastic. The smell is like a very sweet grape wine smell, but while using it you don't need much. A little goes a very long way. This product lathers so well, which is something I really like in a good soap. This bottle is 14.5 ounces. I loved that the smell was not to overpowering after washing with it, but it was still there. 



Rub My Tummy Body Cream is the greatest. It doesn't leave your body feeling greasy at all, which is one of my biggest pet peeves. This has a light smell of almond, which is very pleasant. I love that it is actually very thick and creamy. So, again a little goes a long way. And the scent, and feeling of having body butter on you last for much longer then the products you can get at your local stores. 



Ok, now to my favorite packaging ever! Chick of the Sea Foaming bath salts. This comes in what looks like a wet cat food can. And smells so good. I didn't use much in my bath. And typically when I use bath salts, I just end up being frustrated that when I go to sit in the tub I can feel the salts all over on my bottom. These dissolved great. And smelled wonderful, chocolate amaretto, and mint lightly came over my bath tub, which just made me feel like I was delicious. 


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Goldbergs Complete Season Review

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

I am excited to to share with you that The Goldbergs The Complete First Season is coming to DVD on September 9th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This complete series includes all your favorite 23 episodes. 

A little bit about The Goldbergs:
Reagan was in the White House, the malls were filled with New Wave fashionistas and the Goldbergs were living large in the '80s. Documenting his hilariously combative, yet loving family with a video camera nearly as big as he is, 11-year-old geek Adam (Sean Giambrone) is witness to all kinds of insanity from his over-protective, over-the-top mom (Wendi McLendon-Covey), quick tempered dad (Jeff Garlin), rebellious sister (Haley Orrantia),high strung brother (Troy Gentile) and super suave grandfather (George Segal).

Special Features:
  • Cast and Crew Commentary on five episodes: Never Say Die!, Kara-Te', Call Me When You Get There, Lame Gretzky & You Opened the Door
  • Five All New Featurettes
  1. Blast from the Past: Making Season One- Go behind the scenes with the cast and creator Adam F. Goldberg to get the inside scoop about creating this dysfunctional, yet loving family.
  2. Our House: The 80's Revisited- a tour of the Goldberg house with the production design and props team to get a glimpse into the intricate 80s detail from the show. 
  3. On Set with Jeff Garlin- Spend a day behind the scenes with the patriarch of the Goldberg family.
  4. Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up- Hear from Oatton Oswalt about his favorite moments from the show & a rare glimpse into his process as narrator.
  5. Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly- From Beverly's sweaters to Murray's tightly whiteys, fans can tour the wardrobe department with Costume Designer Kerri Smith.
Overall I was excited when I was able to review a copy of the first season of The Goldbergs. When the first season aired honestly I did not have cable at that time and this show seemed interesting to me. When I finally got cable it was at the end of the series. If you have not seen this show yet and waiting for it to come out like me you will be impressed with the series. When I started watching  the series I fell in love with the characters they are so much fun to watch. I would recommend this series for family night and grab the popcorn and spend time with the family. You can find the complete season of the Goldbergs at your local retailer on September 5th.


Lovely Candy Giveaway

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

I live in a house hold of candy lovers. We all have a huge sweet tooth. I just hate knowing what terrible things are in the candy at your local convenience store. So, when I found Lovely Candy Co. I was super excited to see that they are a company that are non gmo AND gluten free. I received six flavors to sample and tell everyone about. Let me tell you about all of them. I can't pick favorites here, because honestly they are all so good. My husband even likes them and he is picky. I have had to hide them from both of us multiple times. 








Chocolate Chews were my son and my husbands favorite. I loved that they didn't taste fake. They don't stick to your teeth at all. Which is great. They have a more rich real chocolate flavor. 









Super Fruit Chews are a great fruit flavored candy. They did stick to the paper a little, but I am positive it is from Michigan humid weather. Never the less, I got quickly addicted. This bag has three flavors, Blueberry, Cranberry, and Raspberry. 










These are some of the thickest caramels I have ever seen in my life. They are so great! If you are ever having a craving two of these will take care of it. And you think, caramel it is going to stick to your teeth. But, it doesn't! These are so so delicious. 













Raspberry Chocolate Chews are the perfect blend of Chocolate and Raspberry. So soft and chewy. 













In this bag you will find apple , blackberry, and cherry chews. These are vegan approved. They have real fruit in every chew. 












Ok, so these Chocolate Swirl Caramels. They are the perfect blend of chocolate and caramel. And just like the regular caramels, they are so big! These are definitely one candy that haven't lasted long in my house. 







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Kids Embrace Giveaway



Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Back to School Giveaway

Hosted by:  Confessions of a Messy Mama


Sponsor:  Kids Embrace

Read Messy Mama's entire REVIEW:



Prior to having the TMNT Car Seat she would hymn and haul about getting into her seat. Once or twice there were a few tears. Now, once she is in her seat she stays but it is a hassle trying to get her there with a handful of grocery bags or other items in tow. Since we’ve installed the TMNT car seat she races to the seat even calling out to her sisters “I get the Turtle Car Seat!”




One lucky reader will win a TMNT Car Seat from Kids Embrace!

Good Luck - winner must be a resident of the Continental U.S.A. and 18+.






Friday, August 29, 2014

Mia Tui Poppy Bag Review

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


I am one of those moms is obsessed with purses. I never have enough purses and it seems like I have a purse for every occasion. I am always on the lookout for new companies that have great quality purses. Recently I came across a company called Mia Tui and they have a variety of different bags.

Mia Tui was founded in 2010 after Charlotte spent years trying to find the perfect bag that would suited her busy lifestyle. Charlotte is a mother of two and enjoys going to the gym, shopping and traveling. As you can tell she has a busy life, but she couldn't find a bag that could keep up with her lifestyle. That is when she created Mia Tui. Mia Tui is the busy woman's best friend. She created a stylish yet completely practical. 

I received the Poppy Bag in silver for review. When I received the bag in the mail I was quite impressed with the quality. It was a little bigger than I expected it to be. When I heard that I was going to be reviewing the silver color I was not sure if I would be a fan. I am really not a fan of the color silver, but I like the color/texture of the bag. This bag was defiantly designed for a mom. It had enough room for everything that I need to bring with me. 

I love how the strap with the Poppy Bag is adjustable. It will allow you to wear it long or short. Another great feature of the Poppy Bag is the unique functional interior and waterproof fabrics inside and out. As a mom I am always looking for storage and extra pockets. On the back of the Poppy bag their is a zipped pocket. On the inside of the Poppy Bag you will find a matching Clutchbag with the hand strap, key clip, phone pocket, pen holder, and pink interior. 

I would highly recommend this bag for the busy mom. I can fit all of my on to go items and must have items in this bag. I also love the style of the purse. I will admit there are times where this purse does not go with my outfit, but I still love it. If your not a fan of the silver color they have a variety of different colors in the Poppy Bag. They also have a variety of different style purses also. You can find their bags with the link below.









Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kids Academy Review

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


I know as a parents I am always looking for new apps for my iPad for my children. Since school is out I like to have apps on my iPad so my son can refresh on what he learned in school so he is prepared for next year.

I have found several great apps for my son and my daughter to use over the summer. Kids Academy offers a variety of different apps that are educational that will help children brush up on their letter, numbers, reading and ect.

The first app that I was able to review was their Kids Academy Reading and Writing. My son is 6 years old and he has having a hard time with reading and this app is fun for him and helps him brush up on reading and writing. This app has has several different activities such as mazes, rhyming words, uppercase lesson, lowercase letters, short vowels, long vowels, and writing words. My son usually does not want to sit down and learn about vowels, letters, rhyming words and ect. This app helps make it fun and new where he will spend hours playing with this app. The great benefit is that he is learning from this app and having fun. 

The next app I was able to try their free version app preschool kids games kid puzzles and I was quite impressed. My daughter and son were able to try this app. Although my daughter like the app a little more than my son because he already new the basics that his app provided. Although it was a good summer refresher for him. My daughter loved the app and zipped through it. Her numbers are getting better and her hand and eye coordination. She is starting to get a feel of how to write the numbers and starting to understand her abcs. I would recommend Kid Academy apps for your children and they do help kids get an understand of numbers and abcs. This would be a great app to use during the summer to help your children prepare for preschool and kindergarten. You can find these apps on iTunes.
The last app that we got to try was the kids tracing numbers app. Children will be able to trace numbers on your iPad. 123 tracing is action packed app that help kids learn their numbers while engaging the game. My daughter really seemed to like this specific app. She spent hours playing this app. Overall my children love Kids Academy apps. You can find all these app on the app store.