Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ozeri 3x Tower Fan







Product Description:

               Featuring unrivaled technology, the new Ozeri 3x Tower Fan defines the latest in stylistic innovation & digital d├ęcor with its visually stunning design, slim form factor & elegant glass base stand.

At less than 3 inches thick, the 3x Tower Fan is one of the world's thinnest fans & boasts 3 independently controllable fans with passive noise cancellation technology for remarkable airflow velocity.
                                                           

The fan's passive noise reduction technology utilizes the physics of blade curvature to generate mitigating sound waves that reduce blade noise & help isolate the soothing sounds of the airflow itself.

It's engineered with 3 independently controllable fans & 3 speeds, offering up to 9 levels of cooling & the ultimate in customized airflow.

It also features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation & comfort with 90 degree whisper-quiet oscillation for optimal air circulation for timely relief on a sweltering summer day or for refreshing circulation all year long.

The Ozeri  Fan has a 7.5 hour timer that can be programmed in 30 minute increments with ease.

All of the fan's features can be easily controlled with its extended-range remote or via the touch sensitive LED control panel.
                                                            

Its dismountable design only requires the hand assembly of the base using an included large nut, with no tools required.

Satisfaction guaranteed.

This fan is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen in my life. It has a thin, sleek design that's very attractive & might be mistaken for a speaker.  
You can use its remote to make each of the 3 fans work individually or all at once & it swings or remains stationary.
Unlike the majority of fans I have used, this one does not blow hot air, but is able to cool a rather large room. Plus, it saves money on the electric bill since using a fan is much cheaper than air conditioning.
You can't go wrong with this fan. It is awesomeness at its finest. I'm not one to gush & I'm certainly not easily impressed, but I am thoroughly enamored with this fan.


  

                    This as well as other fine Ozeri products can be found at Amazon.com


                                                               This was received complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley


                       "Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?"

Think that if you met the "right person" everything will turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions & land mines associated with dating in the 21st century. Best of all, he offers the most practical & uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, this book challenges singles to step up & set a new standard for this generation.

"If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!"

     I really didn't think I would learn anything new from this book because I thought had seen, heard & been through it all. But I was sorely mistaken. Initially, I wanted it for my teenage daughter, but as a nearing middle aged woman, I found myself wondering why I never thought about these things before. It's true that you can learn something no matter how old you are. Common sense is not always common.

As a young woman, I was clingy, needy, selfish, & completely insane & yet wondered why my relationships never lasted long. I wanted the young men to change into what I wanted, but it didn't occur to me that perhaps there were some issues I needed to work on before I even thought about being in a relationship. Most people don't acknowledge their own character flaws & walk right into marriage with their eyes closed & then wonder why things aren't working. This book will help to open those eyes.

Not only is "New Rules" packed full of practical advice for any age, whether you're married or single, it actually helped to restore my belief that it is possible to have a healthy, loving marriage that can last a lifetime. Who'd of thunk it? Although Stanley is a Christian pastor, I think people of any religious background will be able to appreciate the wisdom found in this book.

It's well written, engaging & humorous & a must have for those wanting to get married. This is the most useful & interesting book I have reviewed to date. I plan to make it required reading for my daughter whether she wants to read it or not so that she won't end up making the same mistakes I did . EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. Get one for yourself, your kids, & your kid's kids. You'll be glad you did.

Check out this & other fine books at Family Christian stores.

                         This book was received complimentary & post sponsored courtesy of Family Christian.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wrestling for my Life By Shawn Michaels


In this book, Michaels shares about the highs & lows of his life inside the WWE. Now retired after 25 years in the ring, & looking back on his career & his life of faith, Michaels offers fascinating perspectives on what it means to make tough decisions, how to follow God when it's not easy, & how trying to be a good person can be even harder than trying to break a ladder over a competitor's head. Full of entertaining behind-the-scenes stories & inspirational insights, Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in a wrestling world that often has no basis in reality. You will experience an intimate look into his career & the profound things he's learned from hunting, family, & faith...

     I've been a wrestling fan for nearly my entire life & I felt like I knew the characters personally, like they were apart of my family. I never dreamt that some struggled with the same issues I deal with today  or that we would have anything in common. After reading Shawn Michael's, "Wrestling for my Life",  I realize that certainly isn't the case.

In the book, Shawn talks about his addictions & the person that he was before he got saved. He discusses being obedient & trusting God to direct his steps in life as well as believing God for finances & putting family & parenthood before his career. These are certainly topics that I as well as many other Christians can identify with.

I enjoyed this book & found it to be an interesting read because I'm a wrestling fan. Those who aren't into wrestling may not feel the same way since the industry is discussed quite a  bit. Nevertheless, it's well written, straight forward & makes a lot of good points pertaining to life as a Christian. For someone who appears to be so rough around the edges in the ring, he presents much wisdom & insight. Fans of this former wrestler will be pleasantly surprised at how much the can learn from "The Heartbreak Kid". I know I was.

 Check out this & other fine books at Family Christian.

        This post was sponsored & the book was received complimentary courtesy of Family Christian  for review.
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Friday, October 9, 2015

Runaway Radical By Amy & Jonathan Hollingworth


    Jonathan, in his zeal to serve God, gave away all of his belongings & traveled to Africa to serve the needy. The organization he worked with was a controlling one, taking away his privacy & his ability to speak out about the wrongdoings he had witnessed in the church. His plane ticket to return home was withheld until more money was sent to the organization. These among other negative experiences led to Jonathan becoming a prodigal.


When I 1st started reading this book, it was intriguing to me. I felt inspired to do what I could to help those in need. But as it went on, I became bored & confused. I couldn't decipher who the speaker was in the story, the mother or the son. While I feel that it is important to warn people about the negatives of missionary work, this story seems to be quite discouraging. It appears that Jonathan was more focused on what people were doing than on God. Human beings are flawed & unfortunately, they tend to disappoint. But that shouldn't stop us from serving God. There will be unpleasant experiences no matter what the circumstance, but especially when you're trying to do God's work. We should expect the enemy to try to hinder us.

Amy, Jonathan's mother, seemed fairly pissed about what happened to her son & rightly so. But naming names didn't seem like Christian behavior. I got the feeling that this book was written more out of revenge than anything else. Statements like "picking up God's slack" & "God distanced Himself", let's me know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is NOT a Christian book. I wouldn't recommend it unless you want your faith shattered to piece & you enjoy feeling depressed.

This book was received complimentary from Family Christian in exchange for an honest review. This is a sponsored post. 
  

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nature's True Medicine Activated Charcoal


 
 
 
Product Description:
 
 
- 100% tasteless, pure,  fine & easy to swallow ensuring that you can quickly stop gas & traveler's diarrhea. Safely pulls unwanted toxins from your stomach.
 
-All natural ingredients for optimal performanceDoes not contain any harmful fillers that are bad for your health. Safely manufactured in the USA.
 
- You can easily open the capsule & use the powder to whiten your teeth form coffee, wine, etc. Add to a smoothie, or make a DIY facial mask that soaks up toxins in your skin & eliminates acne. Can also be used for food poisoning & allergic reactions. 
 
-450 milligrams per capsule providing 2X more than any other charcoal on the market.
 
-Even your pets can use it!
          

 

 
I first found out about activated charcoal on Pinterest a while back & wanted to try it ever since. Its benefits include teeth whitening, facial exfoliation, detoxification & gas relief. I didn't notice much difference in the color of my teeth when I brushed with it, but it worked great when I opened a few capsules & used the contents as a facial scrub with a few drops of water. My face appeared soft, smooth & bright. Activated charcoal also helped to get rid of the seemingly constant bloat I feel in my stomach & really helps to alleviate digestive issues. The capsules are easy to swallow & contain no harmful fillers which is fantastic. This appears to be a quality product & I would recommend it. 
 
Check it out for yourself at Amazon.com 
 
                               This was received complimentary in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.

Monday, April 20, 2015

MeasuPro Blood Pressure Monitor


Product Description:

                MeasuPro is tuned into your needs while monitoring your health on a regular basis. Using advanced technology, this digital upper arm blood pressure monitor provides accurate measurements of your blood pressure & pulse rate. You'll find that it's compact, comfortable & simple to use. Using a highly advanced mechanism, it offers state of the art technology to provide the highest grade accuracy. Measurements are taken through a fast & easy process using measure & inflate technology.

     The pressurized arm cuff auto inflates with the touch of a button & automatically releases the pressure when the measurement is complete. It features a bright LCD display with separate touch buttons for each individual user. It records up to 120 blood pressure readings, 60 readings per user with date & time memory recall. Graphical readings are classified in 5 different levels: normal, pre-hypertension, hypertension stage 1, hypertension stage 2 & hypertensive crisis. It also calculates & averages your blood pressure based on the last 3 readings & detects irregular heartbeats & arrhythmias. This blood pressure monitor ships with 4 AAA batteries (included), medium to large sized arm cuff, carrying bag & user manual.




 
Although this monitor is very cool & unique the cuff is small & squeezes your arm extremely tight. It made my arm feel like it was about to explode. My daughter, who happens to be very thin, refuses to ever use it again. This monitor does not give accurate readings & displays a much higher BP than it actually is.  MeasuPros BP monitor has a lot of great features & would have been the perfect tool for keeping track of your health. If only it worked properly I would have been happy to recommend it. Unfortunately, I can't do that.


                                                This was received complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pure & Essential Minerals' Dead Sea Mud Mask


 
 
Product Description:
 
               The Dead Sea, situated between Israel & Jordan, is 1400 feet below sea level & the lowest point on the earth's surface. The healing properties of its mineral-rich mud have been revered for centuries. This facial mask draws out impurities, toxins & excess oil leaving your skin feeling soft & clean. Dead Sea minerals nourish & restore the skin's vitality & stimulate & improve blood circulation, resulting in a wonderful glow. Used weekly, your skin will look & feel its best. 
 

 


            This mask is lighter in color & more watery than other brands that I've tried. The smell is

rather unpleasant & reminds me of spackle or a newly painted house. I would have to add some

lavender or lemon essential oil to make it more bearable. However,  it did make my face appear

 bright & luminous & it's made from natural ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera juice, & jojoba

& eucalyptus oils. I don't recommend using any abrasive skin care products before using this mask

because your skin might feel like it's on fire. But other than that & the scent, I'd say it's a pretty good

product.
                                     This was received complimentary in exchange for an honest review. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Orphan Song CD Only at Family Christian

                                                          Photo credit: Family Christian

STORYSONG is committed to raising awareness & funds to provide educational opportunities for orphans & vulnerable children in Africa. Your purchase of this CD will help to provide school fees, uniforms, textbooks & in some cases housing opportunities.

You will also be providing an opportunity to lead these children to Jesus & offer them hope of a more fruitful life.

This CD has a mixture of musical styles including dance, reggae & jazz from top contemporary artists like Nicole C. Mullen, Newsboys & Jars of Clay.

These artists & 12 others have come together to create this beautiful album which tells the universal story of the orphan & aims to raise awareness of the importance of providing international orphans with education. 

Orphan Song is sold exclusively at Family Christian stores for only $5. Please consider purchasing one & help make a difference in a child's life.
                                This post is sponsored courtesy of Family Christian

                                   

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hango's Lunch Bags



Product Description:

Hango - Your lunch bag for everywhere. Anytime.
The first lunch bag designed for different situations.
Here are 5 reasons to choose Hango as your lunch bag.

1. It has a set of 2 sizes for different occasions.

2. It has the best thermal insulation - your food is kept longer

3. The zipper is made of stainless steel - much more beautiful & durable

4. High quality material (high density polyester) & a very pretty design

5. It comes with a lifetime warranty so there is literally  no risk

     These lunch bags are really cute, especially the little one. Since it's almost always hot where I live, I like to travel with bottles of water, but they always seem to leak in my purse. These will definitely help with that problem & also keep my water cold. They're great for packing lunches to take to work & school or perhaps the beach. They may also function as cosmetic bags to hold makeup or toiletries while traveling. The pouch they come packaged in could be used to hold a pair of shoes or 2 so your clothes don't get dirty in your suitcase.



                                 These items were received complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sari Food's Acerola Cherry Powder

 
 
  Many Vitamin C supplements  contain isolated  &/or synthetic Vitamin C that is highly acidic, toxic, causes nutrient imbalances & forces your kidneys & liver to work overtime while your body struggles to absorb them.
 
Natural Vitamin C, on the other hand, is a complete complex, containing a variety of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals that work together in harmony, making it both absorbable & effective. In  fact, natural Vitamin C is so bioavailable that it even lasts up to 24 times longer in your body!

From deep in the jungle of Brazil, acerola cherries provide the richest source of Vitamin C of any food source. And now you can enjoy the intense antioxidant benefits of this 100% whole food Vitamin C, just as nature intended!

Adding food based Vitamin C to your diet may help:
  • Reduce the severity & duration of colds
  • Fight aging & protect you from the ill effects of  stress
  • Promote recovery & cell regeneration
  • Reduce the risk of getting almost all types of cancer
  • Lower cholesterol & the risk of heart disease & stroke
  • Regulate blood sugar, improve circulation & blood flow
  • Reduce the symptoms of allergies, asthma & arthritis                         
This powder smells like raisins to me & has a bitter-sweet taste. When my throat was terribly sore, I used this powder along with Sari Food's spirulina powder & my sore throat was gone the next day. I would definitely recommend this.

                                This was received complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

InstaNatural's Essential Oils


 
 
InstaNatural's peppermint essential oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes & refreshes the body & mind. This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the menthe piperita herb, giving it a sharp, menthol fragrance. Its pleasantly sweet & minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind & lift the spirits.
 
 
 
This oil has a sweet, strong, last-lasting aroma. For some reason, this smells better than other brands of peppermint oil that I've used. I use it full strength on my skin with no irritation & it really helps to keep me calm & relieve some of my anxiety.


 
InstaNatural's lemon essential oil is extracted from the rinds of lemon, which lends its fresh citrus fragrance. This cold-pressed oil has a strong, bright scent that is both refreshing & uplifting. Its astringent & purifying properties also make it a great aid to help cleanse & tone the skin, while delivering a boost of vitamin C antioxidant benefits.
 

This oil also smells better than other brands that I've used & has a wonderful aroma. It really helps to lift the spirits & mask unpleasant odors. I used it to make lotion & a detox body mask combined with bentonite, azomite & jojoba oil. My skin was left glowing. As always, I highly recommend all of InstaNatural's products.

                                     These were received complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Intervine Technologies' Ultra Bright LED Camping Lantern



Product's Features:
  •  State of the art Convex Reflector provides optimal lighting & reflection
  • Sturdy rubber & plastic molding for maximum durability
  • Removable top for focused forward lighting
  • Slow pulse LED indicator light ensures lantern can always be located during an emergency
  • Built for maximum water resistance                                                        
    Intervine Technologies' camping lantern is much smaller than I expected, but it's very bright & conserves energy since it's battery operated. I had a little trouble getting the cover back on once I installed the batteries, but once I got it on, the lantern worked fine. It has 3 operating modes - high, low & strobe which is primarily for use as an emergency beacon.  It utilizes a triple sealed design to help reduce the chances for any type of moisture or humidity to enter the battery chamber. It has an integrated base hook for hanging overhead & its slow pulse indicator light flashes slowly as a protective feature to ensure that the lantern can always be located in case of an emergency or power outage. This lantern is well made from high quality, sturdy materials & comes with a 5 year warranty. It can be used for camping, fishing, hiking, or for emergency situations at home. I would recommend it.                

                                    
                                                I received this complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pure Body Naturals' Fractionated Coconut Oil


 
 
Product Description:
               Fractionated Coconut Oil is an all natural carrier oil that readily absorbs in to the skin, making it ideal for topical therapies. Its feather light emollient effect provides a soothing barrier without clogging pores & is excellent for dry or troubled skin. It leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy like other vegetable carrier oils. It is completely soluble with all essential oils & is colorless, odorless & will not stain or go rancid.
  • Leaves skin felling smooth with no greasy feeling
  • Does not clog pores - a natural skin & hair moisturizer& softener
  • Can be mixed with carrier & essential oils as a base oil
  • Great balance of saturated fats helps stimulate hair growth & a natural moisturizer
  • Odorless & colorless - does not stain & easily washes out of clothing & sheets
  • It is a carrier that never goes rancid( stored out of direct sunlight)
  • May help treat skin disorders like acne, diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis & help soothe skin inflammation due to its disinfectant & antioxidant properties
 Pure Body Natural's coconut oil is very light & ideal for use in summer months when I don't like to use anything to heavy & greasy to make me feel hotter. It absorbs quickly & makes the skin feel silky & supple. Coconut oil has many uses including; topically kills yeast, reduces cellulite, lessens arthritis pain, boosts circulation & it can be used as a deodorant. I would definitely recommend it.

                                     This was received complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Body Merry's Age Defense Neck Cream

 
 

 
Product Description:
 
               Lift, firm & hydrate the delicate skin of your neck & chest with this powerful moisturizer that smoothes, nourishes & improves the suppleness & elasticity of your skin. This cream provides skin with its daily staple requirements of vitamins & antioxidants& is free from harsh chemicals such as parabens, sulfates & phthalates.
 
Body Merry's Age Defense Neck Cream has a light, nutty, pleasant scent. It absorbs fairly quickly & makes the skin feel super soft & smooth. It contains a ton of wonderful & interesting ingredients such as eyebright, camellia & tamanu oils, royal jelly & sugar cane. The skin on my neck isn't sagging much just yet, so I used the cream on my face & it made my skin appear bright & hydrated. I really like this moisturizer as I do the majority of Body Merry's skin care products. I would certainly recommend this.
 
                               I received this complimentary in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Foxbrim's Total Hair Repair Oil



Product Description:

               Foxbrim's Argan Oil Hair Repair combines nutrient rich plant oils to effectively nourish & restore hair health. From root to the tip, proven natural oils work together to revitalize dull, dry & damaged hair. Build beautiful flowing & totally manageable hair with this complete plant based formula. Argan oil creates a light seal for your hair cuticle, Panthenol fills in the cracks & fractures. Shea butter builds volume & movement. Feed your hair with nature's best. Now's the time to replenish dry & damaged hair to give you the beautifully strong, healthy looking hair you desire & deserve. 

This oil contains ingredients such as jojoba, grapeseed & coconut oils which nourishes & revitalizes hair & are excellent for the skin as well. Unlike other hair care products on the market, Foxbrim's Hair Repair Oil is not full of  unnecessary chemicals that can cause liver damage & other health issues. Though I'm not particularly fond of the smell, it does add shine & moisture to my very dry hair. As always, I'm very pleased with Foxbrim's products.

                                                I received this complimentary in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Water Away - Natural Diuretic Pills By Zhou Nutrition

 
 
 
 
 
      Water pills are used to help lose water weight, decrease bloating & swelling & to treat high blood pressure.
 
Prescription medications used for water retention can possibly have harmful side effects. Zhou Nutrition's water pills contain natural ingredients such as vitamin B6, green tea, potassium & Dandelion Root which is known as a source of potassium itself.
 
Potassium replaces fluid that is lost through urination. Just 1-2 capsules a day helps to gently & naturally remove excess water.
 
Personally, I didn't notice much difference in my weight while taking these capsules. I guess I'm puffy from fat & not water. But I'm sure they will work well for those who are having issues with water retention.
 
Zhou Nutrition's water pills can be found at Amazon.com
 
                     I received this item complimentary in exchange fro an honest & unbiased review.




Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dance Classes Starter Kit By Dance Crazy




    This beginner's starter kit comes with 4 DVDs that teaches salsa, merengue, swing & bachata in depth. These dances are easy to learn & no experience is required.

It's just like having lessons in your home, but with privacy & you can take as much time as you need to learn each move.

Each DVD presents close up angles of the instructor's feet so you won't miss a step.
The instructors are professional dancers & explain everything you need to know in detail. 

For me, these DVDs moved a little too slow since my family is from the Caribbean & I already have a grasp of the basic moves.

I thought there would be more aerobics than instruction, but they're perfect for those who really want to work on their moves. These DVDs should have you on the dance floor in no time.
 
                          Check out DanceCrazy's DVD collection on Amazon.com

                               I received these complimentary in exchange for an honest & unbiased review. 

     

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Things of Earth by Joe Rigney



  This book is about finding balance with the gifts God gives us without being consumed by them & making them our idols.

The things of this earth are temporary & we should concern ourselves with things that are eternal. We can't take materials with us when we die, so we shouldn't allow ourselves to be distracted by them. On the other hand, we shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying the gifts we are given.

The beginning of this book was quite difficult to understand. There is a lot of high theology & the author even asked his readers to bear with him. But as I continued to read, it began to make sense & I found myself thinking about how greedy I can sometimes be. Very often I tend to idolize things & put the things of God on the backburner. This book helped to put me in check.

At the heart of "The Things of Earth", is the fact that God is a loving father Who is more important than anything this world has to offer. And because He is so kind & loving, He gives us gifts to enjoy, whether they be jobs, food, hobbies, friends, or family. We just have to remember to not make these things our gods.

                     This & other fine books can be found at Family Christian stores.


                    This item was received complimentary in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.





Beginning Salsa Dance, Volume 1 by Salsa Crazy



  This is a 2 hour instructional DVD for those with little or no salsa experience that covers every aspect of what salsa is all about. The instructors are professional choreographers who explain everything you need to know in order to be a good salsa dancer in detail. It has an easy search & find menu so you can pick up where you left off & you can view particular sections as many times as you need to. It presents close up angles of important dance moves & it shows you how to dance solo as well as with a partner. 
   
 I expected this DVD to be more of an aerobics workout, but it's good for those who really want to work on their dance moves. If you follow the instructions presented, you should be showing off your new moves in no time. 
 
This DVD can be found at Amazon.com or Salsacrazy.com

                  I received this item complimentary in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.