Sunday, March 1, 2015

Go Gargle Effervescent for Throats Review (Blog Dash)

Disclaimer: I received Go Gargle in exchange for honest review from Brandbacker. No other compensation was provided. This post also contains Amazon Affiliate links.

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It's the cold season, even in Houston, Texas. Some places, even got something called ice and snow. Cold season brings on the cold, the flu, sinuses, and of course, sore throats. I hate being sick because mama still has to take care of her minions. My minions also lack sympathy and empathy. They don't care if mama cooped up in bed. They need to be fed, changed, and sent off to school. I have had few colds, sinus issues, and sore throats since cold season began. I also lost my voice for about a week.

Go Gargle is an innovative away to relieve a sore throat. Go Gargle is an effervescent, similar to Alka-Seltzer.

To use the product, you simply drop a tablet into a small amount of warm water. Once the tablet stops fizzing, you gargle the solution in small doses, but try not to swallow.

I received The Minty Fresh Flavor. It was not the best tasting medicine, but it did improve my sore and irritated throat. The product contains Aloe, Honey, and Chamomile.

Usually when I have a sore throat, I gargle with salt water or make a honey lemon tea (provided, I have honey, lemon, and tea). I also use sore throat drops. I never thought about a medicine, which uses gargling to clear sore throats.

According to Go Gargle's website, gargling helps loosen mucus in the throat. Gargling also reduces swelling in the throat.

The website also offers a free $1 off coupon for trying Go Gargle. You can use the store locator on the website to find Go Gargle near you.

You also can find GoGargle! Effervescent Salt Gargle Minty Fresh Tablets - 10 CT
on Amazon. Go Gargle is not prime-eligible. It ships within 2-3 days.

Reeds Ginger Brew Review (Blog Dash)

This post was sponsored by Blog Dash. I received a 6 pack of Ginger Brew for participation. I also received a copper mule cup. No other compensation was provided.

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I received Reeds's Ginger Brew in exchange for honest review from Blog Dash. I received such great flavors as Spiced Apple, Ginger Ale, and Raspberry (my Favorite). The Brew also mixes well with liquor. I had to wait until I got paid or someone, brought some clear liquor into the house to experiment. I tried the Raspberry and regular Ginger Ale alone, but mixed the Spiced Apple and the other Ginger Ale. The other two bottles are hidden until I buy some more vodka or rum.  I have some Smirnoff, I bought from the grocery yesterday, I do wonder how ginger ale will taste with Screw driver flavored Smirnoff.

My first experiment was to figure out the mule mug. I have seen similar mugs online and other product review sites. The mug changes the flavor of drinks. At first, I tried regular juice, but it did not taste too well in the copper cup.

I also mixed a small amount of vodka with the ginger ale and it tasted great in the mule cup. I also tried the spiced apple with some orange flavored MD 20/20 (at least that is what I think it is called) and it tasted great.

You also can make a Moscow Mule, which has a base of Ginger Ale and Vodka. I found a great recipe for a Smirnoff Moscow Mule on The Bar. The other ingredients include the following:

  • Sugar Syrup
  • Mint
  • Limes
  • Lime Juice

You can purchase Reeds Ginger Brew at many grocery stores. I saw some at HEB and Wal-Mart, here in Houston.

 What is your favorite mixed drink to make with Ginger Brew? Post in the comments below.

Pura d'or Review Argan Oil Products (Brandbacker)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

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I received the following in exchange for honest review from Pura D'or  via Brandbacker.

Pura d'or: Premium Organic Argan oil Conditioner for Hair (16 fl. oz.)

Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Premium Organic Shampoo, Brown and Blue, 16 Fluid Ounce

Pura D'or Argan Oil for Body, Hair and Face 4 Oz

I wanted to review the products because the product was unique. I have used Argan Oil in my hair before for moisture, but not combined with a shampoo and conditioner. The company also sent a bottle of Argan Oil for face and body in a white, collectible bag.

The only thing I did not like was the packaging, which is not the company's fault. The shampoo and conditioner was leaking in the box.

Pura D'or Shampoo

The shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling different than a traditional shampoo and conditioner. Maybe it is the addition of the Argan oil. First, the shampoo and conditioner does not produce as much lather as a traditional shampoo, which is a good thing. I also don't need to use as much. Both products also do not have a strong scent. To me, the shampoo is a little stronger than the conditioner in scent.

The shampoo also helps minimizes hair loss; increases volume; and minimizes excessive shedding. The shampoo is also color safe, which is good for when I dye my hair again. The shampoo does not contain any harsh chemicals, no SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), and no Parabens.

The SLS, according to the link, is added to shampoos and conditioners to help produce lather.  Some of the side effects of using SLS is "eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms, split and fuzzy hair."

A Paraben is a preservative, added to cosmetics. Parabens have been linked to cancer in females.

Pura D'or Conditioner

Next, the conditioner comes in lavender vanilla scent, but I did not notice either. As previously mentioned, the conditioner does not produce as much lather as a traditional conditioner. The conditioner also does not contain any SLS or Parabens. The conditioner is also made from 99% vegetable ingredients.

Pura D'or Argan Oil

I had no issues with the Argan Oil. I used the product in my hair, on my face, neck, and nails. Just like with any oil, less is more or it can get heavy. The Argan Oil is a great moisturizer. 

You can purchase the products on Amazon, in addition to other Pura D'or products. Some of the products are prime-eligible and some are not.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

All the places to go, How will you know review (Tyndale Blog Network)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links and Images.

I read All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?: God Has Placed before You an Open Door. What Will You Do?, in exchange for honest review from Tyndale Blog Network. The book was written by John Ortberg and published by Tyndale House. I received a paperback book. The book's genre is Christian non-fiction.

God never wanted people to be stagnant and be content where they are.  God wanted people to go and grow. He opens doors and windows and wants us to open them. Move forward. Progress. The book starts out with a question: If you had to summarize your life in six words ,what would they be?  On page 3, Ortberg presents six word stories about famous people in the bible. For example, Abraham: Left Ur. Had baby. Still Laughing. 

Our lives never go as we plan. I never wanted any kids, but I got two. I never thought I would finish two degrees. I never thought I be living in Texas again. I never thought about blogging until I was at home alone with a newborn baby. Our lives can change at any time, at any age. The book says we do need the ability to recognize when a door is open or we can miss out on God's opportunities. Open doors also require an act of faith and obedience. You do have to move instead of being content, where you are.

I wonder how many doors, I have missed. How many doors have you missed.

You can purchase the book on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback Format.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Day by Day Beauty Oil Free Blotting Papers Review (Tomoson)

This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links and Images.

I received Blotting Paper Face Blotting Sheets (2 Handy Sets) , in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. You receive two packs of 100 sheets. One for you and one for a friend, if you want to share.

I like to use the blotting papers after a workout or if I am using an oil-based serum and I use too much. I also shared a pack with my niece, who has super oily skin. She loved the sheets and carries them in her purse now.

For those, who have not used blotting papers, you simply blot the paper on your face and the oil absorbs through the paper. The papers are made from Luxury fibers, which absorbs oil, as well as dirt.

You can purchase Day by Day Beauty's Luxury Blogging paper on Amazon, The packs are prime-eligible.

BPA Free Gloves Review (Tomoson)

This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

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I received 500 BPA Free Disposable Poly PE Gloves Large, Food Grade, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.I wanted to review the gloves for those times, where the food gets messy, such as making hamburgers or mixing a batter. Maybe flouring biscuits before they go in the toaster oven.

When I had a semi messy batter or food, the gloves were good, but when I was making hamburgers or popcorn balls, the gloves were not staying in place and/or was sliding off and I had to keep replacing them. My mother also used the gloves to help dye her hair. I also have used the gloves for arts and crafts projects, such as something with glitter or paint.

The gloves come in a set of 500. I suggest putting the box up high. I had 500 gloves all over my closet since my toddler reached the top of one of my bins.

You can purchase the gloves on Amazon, using the link above. The gloves are prime-eligible.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ergo Grip Review (Tomoson)

This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received the ErgoGrip the Universal Comfort Grip for iPads and Tablets in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. Ergogrip allows you to comfortly hold your tablet without any discomfort. I used the ergogrip on my kindle and the kids tablets.

The ergogrip has suction cups. One part sticks to the front edges. The back suction cups sticks to the back of your device. The grip has a fold in the between both parts.
The first few uses was tricky to use. After a while, the grip became easy to use.

You can purchase the ErgoGrip using the link above. The grip comes in multiple colors too.

Ustyme Review (Tomoson)

I reviewed Ustymeu in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. Ustyme is available for iPad, and PC, laptop via Google Chrome. It also works on Firefox and Opera. It doesn't work on Chrome on my phone or tablet.

Ustyme allows families to connect via video. You can read a book or play a game via video chat. You also can still read the books and games without video. The website/app is free but ut does have premium featues for cost, such as additional books and games.

To use video, you need to send out a friend request and wait for them to accept the request. My brats love the books and I love the games. I have not tried the video feature yet. Just waiting on people to accept requests.

You can try out the app using the link above.

Yumms Burger Press Review (Tomoson)

This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received Burger Press Hamburger Patty Maker 3 Piece Non-Stick With Lifter by Yumms! in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The press allows you to form even-sized burgers before grilling or cooking them.

I had mixed results. I made burgers with tomato sauce , minced, garlic, and onions. Since I didn' t make a traditional burger, the first few fell apart. I experimented and found thick burgers are easy to remove without losing too much roundness/shape.

You can purchase Yumms Burger Press on Amazon using the link above. You can experiment with different meats, veggies, and thicknesses.

Burger press

Burger in pan

Burger in the press

Becoming a spiritually healthy family review (Litfuse)

This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I have received Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family: Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles in exchange for honest review from LitFuse.

I wanted to review the book to see what I can learn to apply to my family.

The first part focused on how God is the director of our lives. Whether or not we follow his plan, he is still in control. Chapter two focuses on the six dysfunctional parenting styles.I can be the double minded and i cant say no parent. The book thwn moves into full length discussion on each of the parenting styles.

For example, the double minded parent wants to follow God but struggles with worldy desires. Their lives are filled with anxiety and guilt. Staying in the middle of the road is not completely trusting and following God.

The book also has questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.

You can purchase the book on Amazon in Kindle and paperback format.