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
                     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

                               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 or

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

Bella Natural's Speed Jump Rope

 Jumping rope is one of the most effective forms of exercise. Just 10 minutes of this activity can provide the same calorie burn as 30 minutes of slow cardio. Not only is jumping rope affordable & portable, but it's great for heart health, tones muscles & strengthens both the upper & lower body. And it's an easy way to keep your weight in check.

Bella Natural's speed jump rope is unlike any other rope I've ever seen. It's 10 feet long & can be adjusted to suit people of different heights & has 4 high grade metal ball bearings which promote faster turning of the rope. It's very lightweight & comes with a nylon bag to carry it in so you can use it whenever you find some spare time to get a quick workout. By just doing perhaps 50 - 100 jumps a few times a day, you might be able to lose a few pounds & make yourself healthier.

Check out Bella Naturals on

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