Friday, April 19, 2019

Sugaring Factory Paste "Luxury HOME" Organic Hair Removal Review



I have been reviewing this medium sugar wax from the Sugaring FactoryUsing a wax can make the hair grow back slower and even soften after repeated use. It pulls hair out by the root. 

I like using sugaring wax/paste as it rinses easily from my skin. I have experience with using soft sugar wax with cloth or felt paper strips. Clean up of spills is also easier with sugar-based wax. I like to use sugar wax while standing in the tub/shower (with the water off). I can then rinse off when needed. Sugar wax takes more practice, at least for me. I had some issues with this sugar wax and may need to use the harder wax this company provides. I had some excess stickiness when using it. It would stick to my gloves but I think I need tighter gloves and some more practice. 

I generally use regular (non-sugar) wax for hair removal. It is messier but I am better skilled at using it as it is stiffer. However, regular wax can be dangerous as you need to warm it in a microwave or wax warmer until it is almost liquid. Skin can be burned. 

This sugar wax is all-natural and does not contain chemical additives or colorants. I appreciate the simple ingredients. It is nice not to see a bunch of long words and unknown ingredients. Here are the all-natural ingredients: natural sugar, organic citric acid, purified water. 

I want to mention that the wording and overall grammar/spelling is not the best on the paper disc packaging of this wax. 

Here are some tips and some general information from the company: (copied and pasted)

The Sugaring Factory Pro Line has 4 types of paste:
  • SOFT (super soft for waxing-strips)
  • GENTLE (soft one for light hair)
  • ULTRA (all-purpose, universal paste)
  • ULTIMA (thick hair, brazilian bikini, underarm)
SUGARING instruction: (professional skills required)
  1. Hair must be at least 0.3 inches (5-6 mm) long. Avoid visiting tanning booth, pool, sauna a day before the procedure.
  2. Always use nitrile gloves.
  3. Thoroughly clean and disinfect to the area of hair removal. Sprinkle it with some drying powder if needed.
  4. If necessary, slightly preheat the paste by using standard waxing warmer or candle warmer.
  5. Apply some sugar paste on the area you are removing hair from. Pull the skin with your free hand.
  6. With a quick movement tear the paste according to the hair growth and along the skin surface.
  7. You can use the same piece of sugar paste until it starts sticking to your hands.
  8. If needed remove the traces of the paste using waxing-strips or wash them away with warm water.


*This was sent to me at no charge for my honest review and evaluation. 











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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Nuby Quilted Space Backpack with Safety Harness Leash



Going places with very young children can be fun but also challenging and stressful. You want them to be able to explore and have fun interacting with their surroundings and you want them to be happy but you may often worry about them getting hurt from running too far or fast.

My little fella is almost three. He is small and fast. He loves to climb. He can weave through small spaces and is difficult to catch sometimes. I had seen other parents with their small children on "leashes" before and I understand the side eye people give them. I was one of those people once to give silent judgment and could never believe that I would put my child on a leash. However, I now realize there are some places you would want to use one. Since we have three very active children, ages 3, 5, and 8, we often can get distracted and have our hands full. A backpack safety harness leash can come in handy. These are great for extremely crowded places or places where a child might be prone to get into items or areas that are unsafe. Disney is a place we dream of going to someday soon and I will definitely bring this along. This can come in handy for museum, zoo, or aquarium touring where things are breakable or the places are not the safest to be running around near (water, wild animals, etc.) I love the material of this backpack. It is wipeable and it is soft and comfy. My son loves to use it without the harness strap when he is at home. He puts things in it and loves zipping and unzipping. The rocketship pattern is adorable and could be great for a girl as well. I highly recommend this Nuby safety harness backpack and am glad I was able to evaluate it. Nuby is a brand we have used for our three children for years. It is a trusted and well-made brand that is budget friendly. I was sent it for review. Check them out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M8YNC5Q

*This was sent to me complimentary for my honest review. 
















Friday, December 28, 2018

Large Sampler Gift Set from Sunnybrook Gardens Ltd Campaign Review



I was sent some handmade bath goodies recently and I wanted to tell you about them! I love natural bath and body products. I love coconut oil and shea butter and essential oils. I find them to be of higher quality than synthetic chemical based ingredients. 

Sunnybrook Gardens is a family owned and operated shop that makes soaps, skincare, bath salts, and lip care products that heal, protect, soften, and cleanse. Angela uses gentle and skin nourishing ingredients in her products. I was sent some soap, some lip products, and shaving soap. My husband and I both use vintage 1960's Lady Gillette safety razors, a vintage shaving brush, and various shaving soaps/creams. It is called "wet shaving" and is awesome! I love lathering up a nice natural bar of soap and having a relaxing leg shave! Modern shaving is rushed and does not allow for the pampering that a nice vintage wet shave provides. Also, most shaving gels or creams on the store shelves today are full of synthetic fragrances and ingredients. Many ingredients are difficult to pronounce. I have tried the shaving soap from Sunnybrook Gardens and it does not disappoint. It provides a nice foam and my razor glides along my skin for a smooth shave. Natural soaps will not lather as much as the synthetic, chemical-laden soaps (sodium laurel/laureth sulfate) but you will not miss the lather as you will find that your skin is no longer dried out, flakey or itchy. You will still have lather so do not worry. :) This shaving soap is a generous 4 ounces and comes in a plastic jar. You can dip your wet shaving brush inside and whip up a nice lather and then transfer the shaving brush to the palm of your hand for an extra boost of froth! Angela also makes round "soap pucks" to fit in your own shaving mug or scuttle. 

I highly recommend a fun vintage mug from etsy or a flea market and then putting her round soap inside. :) 






The shaving soap scent is very subtle and is definitely perfect for a man or a woman. 

**The cold process Barbershop Shaving Soap is also available in a round circle soap size to fit nicely into most shaving mugs.** 

Shaving Soap Ingredients: saponified oils of organic coconut, organic olive, organic castor, organic shea butter, rhassoul clay, and therapeutic grade balsam of Peru essential oil.

I have also tried her liquid castile soap and her unscented cold-process coconut milk soap for shaving and they are lovely as well. My kids can use her soap on their hands and I do not worry about harmful chemicals. This soap is lovely for the face as well. 


Cold Process Hand and Body Soap Ingredients: saponified oils of organic sustainable palm oil, organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, organic sustainable palm kernel oil, organic coconut milk (organic coconut milk, organic guar gum), organic castor oil, organic cocoa butter, and organic shea butter

I am excited about this company and would love to see what she comes up with next. I suggest some shampoo bars and liquid shampoo! :) 

https://sunnybrookgardensltd.com/products/large-sampler-gift-set-from-sunnybrook-gardens-ltd

*These items were sent to me complimentary. These are my honest opinions. 





















Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Gya Labs Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Review





I was sent another essential oil to try this month. I do not use essential internally as I do not know enough about the safety and specific measurements. Ylang Ylang oil is a mood uplifting, sensual, sweet, exotic floral. It has been said to assist with stress and depression. I use this straight out of the bottle as a body oil/massage oil/perfume. You can also add it to shampoo, aftershave, castile soap, unscented lotion, etc. This can be mixed with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, sesame oil, or argan oil. There are other oils you could try as well but those are the ones I have and use. This smells warm and musky. It is a romantic and beautiful essential oil that reminds me of the scent of cola with spices and floral. I like to put a little on my hair and behind my ears. I wear it on my shoulders and pulse points. You can find this on Amazon
Gya Labs says the Ylang Ylang flowers used for this oil are freshly hand-picked and steam distilled to extract the healing and fragrance properties without harming the purity. 









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This was sent to me complimentary for review, however, I was not paid for my opinion or review. 

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

QUEEN ROSE 3" Premium Mattress Topper Review



I like this product overall. It is an alternative to down from what I understand. The inside is a cotton fiber based on what the tag states. The Amazon description says it is a down fiber fabric. I would have preferred actual down feathers. I am going to remove the straps and use this topper as an insert into my duvet cover as we do not need this on our memory foam Tempurpedic bed. This mattress topper is white with an attractive damask print. This is a 100% cotton cover. The quality is nice and I have enjoyed using it. We have used it to sit on during movie night with the family and I have fallen asleep with this as a blanket. It is meant to be secured to the mattress for extra softness. This is 3 inches thick. 

This was sent to me for review.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FXT9V56





Cacao Lab - Ceremonial Grade Theobroma Cacao (Water Blend) Review



I love my daily smoothies. I always add some sort of protein powder, ice, some sort of 100% juice or filtered water, and then either fruit and veggies. Sometimes I decide to make it a sweet milkshake-like smoothie with cacao powder, ice, milk, and banana. Sometimes I make an iced matcha latte smoothie. This past week I have been trying a cacao powder that is ceremonial grade. This one is unique because it has maca and coriander spice in it. It has a little kick in flavor and it has the extra benefits of maca. I love ceremonial matcha tea powder and so I was pleased to find a ceremonial quality cacao powder. I find that these ceremonial-grade powders are always fresher, more potent in flavor, and higher quality than culinary grades. I was sent an 8 oz can of cacao powder to review from Cacao Lab. I like how the company says that chocolate is food not candy. I like my chocolate to taste rich and slightly unsweet. I am not fond of the highly waxy, and sugary sweet candy bars that are found at the checkout lanes. I like this product as it gives me energy and is enjoyable to eat without making me sick to my stomach or making me feel guilty. 

I was sent this for my own opinion and was not compensated other than the complimentary product. 

I have not tried this drink hot, however, that is how this particular product is intended. I make mine iced and in a blender. I add 1 or 2 bananas (I like my bananas before they are ripe as they are tart and less sweet). I also add milk, xylitol (birch) for sweetener (or you can use sugar), ice, and then the cacao. I added protein powder (made from whey, grass-fed cow milk) for 27 grams of protein. I really like how it turned out. This cacao smells amazing and is very rich and high quality. You can find this on Amazon. I recommend this product. 











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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New Bloom B-Boost Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin Sublingual Liquid Drops 3000mcg Review




I was sent a B12 liquid vitamin for review. I eat a well-balanced diet of fruit and vegetables, as well as fish, chicken and red meat. With three young kids in the house, we always have cereal on hand and the cereal we have is low sugar (4 grams or less) and fortified with vitamins and minerals, as well as whole grains. I take prenatal vitamins (out of habit from years of either being pregnant or breastfeeding) and so I already get a good amount of nutritional supplements. However, I do not mind getting a little boost now and then when it comes to my health and energy. I need a clear and alert head with the high energy that runs through this household. :) I am severely lacking in the sleep department. I am hoping that this might help some.

Vitamin B12 helps the brain, nerves, and blood cells function smoothly. I am taking this for my nervous system health, in hopes to assist with my continuous pregnancy brain that I still have, although my youngest is already 2 1/2. :) Vitamin B12 can potentially assist with cognitive and memory function. This is easy to take. I use 1 ML from the dropper and put it under my tongue once daily. It is a sweet flavor. The bottle says it is natural raspberry, however, it tastes more like a natural sweetener or a passionfruit tea or something. It is not tart at all. I would have liked it to have been less sweet. 

This is vegan-friendly and contains NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.




Ingredients
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), Vegetable Glycerin, Steam Distilled Water, Natural Raspberry Flavor

Directions
Shake well. Adults take 1 ml under the tongue once daily, or as directed by a health care professional.

I have not noticed a big difference yet, however, I have been severely fatigued latetly in the past 2 weeks as I am getting over a bad chest cold and cough. Two of my children have had the sickness as well, so I have not rested like I should. :)

This was sent to me for my honest opinion. I was not paid for this review. Check this product out on Amazon!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation for a product review and/or link to any products or services from this blog. I am always honest in my opinions and never promise a positive review. I only recommend products or services that I feel are beneficial to my family and my lovely readers. I enjoy testing out items and giving my readers an honest and descriptive account of how a product functions. My personal experience or view of an item may differ than yours.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

MatchaDNA Certified Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (1 LB TIN CAN) Review



I was recently sent some tea for review. The brand is MatchaDNA. I love that this matcha powder is in a can. All my other matcha tea powders have come in resealable bags. The bags had a flat bottom, however, they still would fall over and were difficult to store neatly. This can makes it so much easier, and I am less likely to spill it all over my counter. I also love that this is a generous 16 ounces!

I use matcha in my smoothies. I love the balanced, natural energy without jitters. I love the fresh and crisp green tea flavor. Tea is always a healthier option, but matcha tea is even more wonderful. It is packed full of all sorts of fantastic things our bodies need. Matcha tea has antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and EGCG's. The company lists that each batch of MatchaDNA is tested by third-party labs to ensure purity and safety. The can has directions for hot matcha. I have enjoyed hot matcha in the past, however, I always prefer a frothy frozen drink. I enjoy my matcha in a blender with ice, milk, some real whipped cream, pure vanilla extract, and sometimes I add a little xylitol (made from pure birch/made in USA). I am very particular about the brand of xylitol I use. You can use honey or sugar if you prefer.

This matcha powder is very high quality and fresh. It has a nice bright green color. It smells fresh and I enjoy it. I hope to make some matcha ice cream in my Vitamix soon. I recommend this matcha.






Directions for hot matcha (from the can):
mix 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder with 8 to 12 oz of hot water. Whisk until all mixed. Enjoy Add warm milk and a sweetener of your choice to make a delicious matcha latte. Matcha tea powder can also be mixed in with smoothies or used in baking.

This was sent to me for review from MatchaDNA. This is my honest opinion and I was not compensated for this review other than a complimentary product to sample and review.

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation for a product review and/or link to any products or services from this blog. I am always honest in my opinions and never promise a positive review. I only recommend products or services that I feel are beneficial to my family and my lovely readers. I enjoy testing out items and giving my readers an honest and descriptive account of how a product functions. My personal experience or view of an item may differ than yours.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

MEIGO 32PCS Dominoes Shape Puzzle Review








I was sent this amazing and educational wooden toy for review. It is by Meigo on Amazon. All 3 of my children (ages 2 to 7) love it. It is similar to dominos. We like toys that are simple, classic and do not light up or play sounds. We like them to use their imagination and make their own play noises. I am happy to report that my daughter is 7 1/2 and does not play video games or on the computer. We limit their TV screen time to an hour or less per day and for that hour, the program is a children's educational public television show or something with values or learning. On the weekends they get to watch a kids movie but we still make sure it is low cartoon in violence and has good values. :)

When I opened the box, I could tell these were of nice quality. There was no chipping paint and no chemical fumes. The wood is smooth to the touch and I feel confident in having my 2 year old toddler (and my other children) play with these. They are non-toxic, BPA Free, Lead-Free, and Phthalate-Free. I love that they are made from durable beech wood. We have other toys made from beech wood and love those as well. These are fantastic educational blocks. I highly recommend them and think they would be an excellent Christmas gift! The price is great. They are less than $20.

The graphics are bright and colorful. The objects, people, and animals are adorable. This is a multi-use toy. These were sent to me complimentary for the purpose of my honest review. I was not compensated/paid for this post.












http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GN5BP88