Saturday, January 31, 2015

Product Review - Fit for WE - Mommy & Me water bottles

Review:  Cute bottle with lid locks to keep the lib from opening in your bag - a push button and the lid pops up - cute for you and your daughter to use at the gym - I gave one to my daughter who took proceeded to removed the label with finger nail polish remover - so that can be done also if you get tired of the logo.

Fun bottles to take anywhere - easy to hold with a nice grip feel - 

I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  CONVENIENT TO USE: Our snap top lid ensures that these bottles will be Leak-proof. No Spillage at all! Lightweight & Shatterproof ! Perfect for Kids! No more worries about messes in your car or purse!! These bottles are so durable!
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EASY TO USE: Flip open cap with push button lid makes it easy for kids to use. Small finger-loop for easy carrying. Sleek & Slender design for ease in handling
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: If for any reason you don't totally LOVE your Mommy & Me Matching bottles, we have a 30-day no-hassle satisfaction guarantee! Makes a great GIFT! Buy two sets of bottles and you may qualify for FREE shipping!
FUN TO USE: Enjoy with your child at Exercise Class, Yoga, at Mommy & Me Class and absolutely ANYWHERE!

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Product Review - Paracord Survival Bracelet - Adamant

Review:  This is a thick bracelet that is adjustable for your wrist - the smallest fits my wrist and I can pull it off still but it takes some work - it is not just going to fall off - the bracelet has a round ring with a serrated edge to use as a knife - you put the fire started rod inside the circle of the knife and then pull the cord tight.  

My son decided to try the firestarter and his fingers got pretty black from rubbing the finish off of the rod, but no sparks that we could see.  He rubbed it fast and firmly but no sparks.  He was disappointed and put it down I picked it up to give it a try and boom sparks - big big ones - I think we needed to get whatever coating was on the rod off and now it works great - big sparks that would start a fire if you were ready to do that.  

Next we went to the knife with a piece of wood and it scored the piece well - so my son decided that with enough effort and time he could cut a decent cut.

The cord is thick - I did not take the bracelet apart to measure I will believe that it is 16 feet long when unraveled.  Well I am impressed with the big sparks that I made with little effort after my son removed all the coating and couldn't get a thing.  This would be a great item for your go bag or a 72 hour kit.  Instructions would be a nice added bonus - that is why I marked it to 4 stars - with instructions and BOOM 5 stars.

I received this item for an honest review.

Description:   "This Survival Bracelet Could Save Your Life"

Over 92% of people don't plan for emergency situations. They don't believe it could happen to them. They believe common sense and being careful are enough. It isn't. Deadly situations can happen to very smart and very prepared people. Proper planning can and will save your life.

This survival bracelet offers the following life-saving tools:

- 16 feet of very strong, military-style parachute cord

- Serrated wood saw designed to rip through wood with ease

- Fire Starter Rod. Easily create a shower of molten sparks: simply run buckle firmly/quickly against rod.

Possible Life-Saving Examples:

Fire Starter Rod

- Starting fires for warmth, food, boiling water, cauterizing wounds, etc..

- Signalling for help with ultra-bright sparks

- Scaring off animals


- Make a tourniquet to slow down/stop bleeding

- Make a splint/arm sling

- Use individual strands for a fishing line

- Support a simple shelter

- Help climbing up/down steep slopes


- Fashion Spears

- Alter gear

- Saw branches to size for tools, gear, first aid, etc...

100% Lifetime Guarantee: Return for ANY reason at ANY time. Your complete satisfaction is our only goal.

Survival tools: Rope, Saw, and Fire Starter
Adjusts Easily to Fit Wrist Sizes 7.5 - 10.5 Inches, Or Attach to Any Belt-Loop, Strap, etc..
Offers 16 Feet of Strong, Durable Rope When Fully Unravelled
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Review - Vanabode - Jason Odom

click to buy Vanabode how to  happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day

Title:  Vanabode

Author:  Jason Odom

Review:  This is an interesting idea - living on 20 dollars a day and traveling the US in your van/house.  With the small living movement I can see how this would also be exciting and new for people to think about.  20 dollars a day - most of us could retire now if we could live like that the rest of our lives-  I personally do not want to live in a van- but it doesn't mean you don't.

This book gave me somethings to think about that really made me think.  Why do I need a big house?  Why do I need to keep up with my neighbors and go into huge amounts of debts so that they can envy me?  No and think living in a van there is no yard to take care of or snow to shovel from your driveway and walks......hummmm....that does sound nice right now.

I think this is a good book to read and think about - maybe someday - maybe .....go buy your copy and read it - lots to think about and maybe some changes are needed in my life.

I received this book for an honest review.

Synopsis:  Discover How You Can Spend The Rest Of Your Life
Traveling And Seeing The Most Breathtaking Sites 
In America on $20 A Day

Imagine what you would do and where you would go if I PROMISED to show you how to live a complete life with all your needs met for $20 a day? Would you head to a national park like Yellowstone or Glacier and hike and photograph wildlife for a month? Would you relax a month away on Florida's pristine white powder sand beaches sipping cold Mojito's? Would you hit the tables in Vegas for some exciting gaming, outrageous pool parties, followed by a mind blowing world class show? Would you dine out every night for a week on the pier in San Francisco? Would you go hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, boating, surfing, skiing, or otherwise get off the grid and out of the grind for a month or two at a time?

My wife and I have been doing this for years. Now you can get 700,000+ miles of travel experience over the course of 18+ years in my new book entitled Vanabode - how to happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day.

Learn the Secrets of an Adventurous, Romantic Life, 
Filled With Adventure and Travel

I Take the Mystery Out of Retiring Early

You will learn how to get the time and money for a temporary retirement, sabbatical, or extended vacation. You will find this work invaluable if you want more time to yourself: to write a book, compose music, create a movie script, or get back on your feet after a divorce, financial disaster, or family tragedy.

You will learn how to live super cheaply off the grid even if you don't want to travel.

You will learn how to get great sleep, how to maintain proper personal hygiene with hot showers and toilet strategies, how to eat and afford delicious exotic meals, all while living a life of adventure; safely, easily, and cheaply.

You will learn how to cook hot meals anywhere without electricity, fire or fuel, made from the freshest ingredients including organic fruits, vegetables, meats, artisan breads, and cheeses purchased from thousands of farmers markets and roadside produce stands across the country.

Glacier Goose Island picture from one of our Vanabode trips
You will learn how to get rid of all your debt and stay debt free from now on.

Book Review - The Widow of Larkspur Inn - Lawana Blackwell

Title: The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

Author:  Lawana Blackwell:

Review:  A delightful regency story that does not involve passionate sex and despicable family members.  It was well written and left one feeling that they really knew the characters. It tells the story of a young widow who is forced by her deceased husbands gambling debts to have to leave London and try to provide for her three children and one maid who insists of going with her. It left me looking forward to reading the next book in the series. It takes place in a beautiful part of England and describes a life style as it used to be. It turns out to be a love story with meaning and makes one feel good. 

I gave it a 4 star rating. 

I obtained the book

Thanks Frank for this review.

Synopsis:  When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited

Julia Hollis' opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family's hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham. 

Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she--who was accustomed to servants attending to every need--do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town... 

Paperback, 432 pages

Published February 1st 1998 by Bethany House Publishers

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Product Review - Vitamin C Serum - OZ radiance

Review:  I am amazed by this product - I love the way my skin looks and feels after I use this serum - I have oily skin and I gloss right through my makeup everyday within a few hours so it is time to blot so I not so shiny - I have noticed that using this for two weeks now that I am not glossing during the day - my skin feels moist but not oily and my makeup looks good all day long - I was a bit shocked when I went to blot a few days ago and noticed nothing to blot and then again the next and next and next day - but I do not feel dry at all - this is such a blessing - clear moisturized skin without the oily feeling and oily look.

I am thrilled with this product and will buy it again and recommend it to my friends.

I received this item for an honest review

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Review - That Will Do Nicely - Ian Wallace Campbell

Title: That Will Do Nicely

Author: Ian Campbell: 

Review:  This is a crime story that takes place in London England and other parts of Europe. There is no violence and any sex is left to the readers imagination. It revolves around a plot to steal two million pounds sterling (give or take) thru the use of counterfeit  travelers checks. The two criminals and the Detective Inspector who investigates the case are truly likeable individuals. The story is constructed so well that one is caught between hoping that all are successful in their role. I was caught off guard by the ending, but that being said, was quite happy for the way it turned out. The cover photograph of the clock tower (Big Ben) lit up at night from across the Thames is a masterpiece in its self. 

I gave this a 5 star rating. I will read other offerings by this writer.

I obtained the book using

Thanks Frank for the review 

Synopsis:    Tom Pascoe is the central character in the novel. He’s about 40 something… past the first flush of youth and he has just finished his marriage to his unlovely wife Theresa.

To say that their marriage had been less than perfect would be an understatement.

She was all want, want, want and she readily spent any money that they acquired, on various frivolities. 
Unfortunately, she wasn’t as good at making the money as she had been at spending it. Their life, to that point, would have been considered my many as idyllic. 

They lived in a period cottage in the tiny village of Patrixbourne, which lies to the east of Canterbury in the county of Kent. 

Pascoe, who had spent his earlier life as a photographer, had given it all up in favor of working for his father-in-law’s business as a jumped-up clerk in an import-export office in Dover. It wasn’t his line of work at all, but it had paid the bills.

A few months before, Theresa had pushed to have a party at the cottage so that she could show off the place to her friends. 

Pascoe had gone along with it,because he didn’t want another battle which he would probably have lost. Not that he was weak; he just preferred a quiet life; and then all hell had broken loose when he had discovered his wife ‘inflagrante delicto’ with one of his colleagues from work. Their marriage was OVER!!!

Pascoe’s reaction had been to throw the pair of them unceremoniously out into the street in front of all their so-called friends. It had been extremely embarrassing but he had finally done something of which he was proud. 
His wife took her time to take her revenge.

Revenge doesn’t usually arrive by the mail… not a bomb or anything like it. 

More of a bomb-shell. Theresa had taken advantage of her name which began with the letter ‘T’, just like Tom’s and had acquired a credit card in the name of T. Pascoe and had run up more than £18,000 worth of debt which in the mid 1980’s was quite a lot of money. 

Certainly more than he had and more than he had ever seen in one place at the same time. He was well and truly screwed. He took legal advice which was to pay up or file for bankruptcy which would not only ruin him but prevent him from any meaningful recovery for a number of years.

There had to be another way out of his predicament and this is where serendipity took his hand….. 

Paperback, First, 318 pages
Published July 14th 2010 by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Product Review - Lemon Essential Oil

Review:  This oil smells fantastic - fresh - sweet - like the company bottled the sunshine - love it!!  I have so far used it in bath scrubs with sugar - of course when I scrub my face it gets on my lips and it is hard not to lick it all off it is so tasty - 

Essential oils are fantastic great for allergy relief - great for recipes and home remedies - also great for cleaning sticky substances off of surfaces but that seems like a waste - I love it for scrubs  - such a fresh awakening item to smell and use in the morning - 

Love it love it love it
I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  Lemon Oil
100% Pure and Natural Lemon Essential Oil
Aromatherapy, Health & Many Household Uses and Benefits
Detox Your Body and Boost Fat Burning Naturally
Great Fragrance, Energizing, Refreshing and Uplifting

-POWERFUL AND PURIFYING FRAGRANCE: Has a natural energizing, revitalizing and uplifting scent that helps to clear the mind
-HOUSEHOLD USES: Great disinfectant and antiseptic cleanser with refreshing and cooling properties. Clears Unpleasant odor, Used as air freshener and for cleaning applications including removing gum, oil, grease spots and sanitizing surfaces
-HEALTH AND SKIN CARE RECIPES: It's great for Aromatherapy, and used in many skin care recipes. It's also used in recipes to fight seasonal allergies. Good immune system booster and also helps in digestion.

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a powerful, fresh and purifying, citrus scent that is energizing and uplifting. It has wonderful antiseptic cleansing and cooling properties. Use in air freshener or diffuse Lemon Oil to clear cigarette smoke and other unpleasant aroma. Lemon Oil is often used in skin care and seasonal allergy recipes. It blends well with other essential and carriers oils. Lemon oil is highly concentrated and dilution is recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Avoid using on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays.

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Being Free

Such a fresh lemon smell that it is like summer in a bottle - I want to open and smell it all winter long to feel that warmth from the sun we are missing this time of year.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Review - Paw and Order - Spencer Quinn

Title:   Paw and Order

Author:  Spencer Quinn.

Review:  This is book 7 of the mystery series with canine narrator and P.I. Bernie. I found the story to be humorous and very much enjoyed a story told from the dogs point of view. Both characters seemed real and enjoyed what they were doing. I would read all of the stories in the series given the opportunity. 

I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and would rate it at 5 stars.

Thanks Frank for this review.

Synopsis:  In the seventh book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nations capital.

Stephen King has called Chet a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre. Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn's writing major league prose. Now the beloved team returns in another suspenseful novel that finds Chet sniffing around the capital city and using his street smarts to uncover a devilish plot.

Chet and Bernie pay a visit to girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, a crack reporter living in far-off Washington, DC. She's working on a big story she can't talk about, but when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest.

Meanwhile Chet gets to know a powerful DC operative who may or may not have the goods on an ambitious politician. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy, battling unfamiliar forces under the blinking red eyes of a strange bird that Chet notices from the get-go but seems to have slipped by everybody else. Most menacing of all is Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Atria Books
Spencer Quinn

Author Information:  Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog Audrey, and is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie adventure.

Spencer Quinn is a pseudonym of author Peter Abrahams.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Product Review - Credit Card-Sized External Battery Charger

Review: This is about the size of a credit card but thicker - I love external batteries - I was at the doctor the other day and I needed to call home and my battery was too low so I plugged this guy into my phone and BOOM power and I could call home and even play games - it charged my phone all the way up by the time I had gotten home - I just tossed my phone connected to the charger into my purse and when I got home instead of charging my phone I charged this charger instead so it was ready for the next day.

It is so nice to know you do not have to find a plug to charge your phone- and with this little charger you don't need to carry a cable because it is built in- added bonus - you are always ready to go with this little charger - I love that it comes with the cable built in - the other I have tried require a separate cable to charge your phone.  More to carry - but with this charger there is nothing else to carry just the charger -

My kids fight over this charger and today my daughter was yelling where is the charger I need to be on a bus for 4 hours and will run out of battery - I need it.  So I took it out of my purse and made her promise to take care of it and bring it back - a great tiny item to take with you for more power - it gave my ipad a good 20% battery life the other day at a meeting so I was able to finish and not have to search for a plug and my cords in my bag.

I received this item for an honest review.


Power Theory® Credit Card-Sized 2500mAh Portable Charger External Battery Pack with built-in USB & Apple® Lightning Cable. The PowerCard is a Lightweight Backup Phone Power Bank That Fits in a Pocket or Wallet and Works Great for iPhone 5/6, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nexus and More.

  • THE POWERCARD - A PERFECT COMBINATION OF POWER, SIZE & WEIGHT. Many products claim to be "the world's thinnest, lightest power bank". Usually that just means they don't have enough juice to actually charge your phone enough to use it. If you compare our ratio of weight (60g/2.1oz), to compact size (3.75 x 2.4 x 1/4 inches) to powerful charge (2500 mAh Real Capacity) you will not find a better external battery charger for emergency situations or those days where you need a little extra power.

    NO MORE FUSSING AROUND IN YOUR BAG FOR ANNOYING CHARGING CABLES. A portable battery charger is not really portable if you have to also carry the cables that easily break or tangle. Our smartly designed external power bank has a built-in Micro USB and Apple Lightning Cable meaning you have everything need to charge your phone when you need it the most.

    NEVER RUN OUT OF BATTERY POWER AGAIN. External battery packs are a great idea in theory, but we found that we never seemed to have them on hand when we needed them the most. To solve this we designed the PowerCard. Our lightweight design means you can always carry the charger with you whether you are out on business, travel or at a restaurant. Our A+ Li-Polymer battery cell (2500 mAh) means that you can depend on the PowerCard to fully charge almost all smartphones.

The Problem: 

People love their Smartphones - until they run out of power. Usually at the worst possible time: Traveling. Outdoors. At a party. At a meeting. During a blackout. Or having car trouble. 

The Solution: 

With the PowerCard you always have reserve power available, in your wallet, pocket or bag. The 2500mAh premium battery is big enough to charge your phone. It has been engineered with a new "S-Power" chip for intelligent charging and extra safety protection.It turns off automatically and charging is easy. Just plug in the Micro-USB or Lightning adapter to your phone and you will see the LED light turn red as it rescues your phone from battery death. 

Size Does Matter 

It's almost the size of a credit card, only 1/4" (6.3mm) thick and weighs just 2.1 oz. (60g). You can also say goodbye to annoying cables and bulky portable chargers. 


Size: 3.75 x 2.4 x 1/4 inch (95 x 62 x 6.3 mm) 
Capacity: 2500mAh / 3.7V 
Input: 5V / 1A (max) 
Output: 5V / 1A (max) 
Weight: 60g / 2.1oz 
Recharge Time: 3-4 hours 
Cycling Time: 500 times or more 


1 * Power Theory PowerCard PTX-2500 (2500mAh) 
1 * User Guide 
1 * Apple Lightning Adapter 
1 * Amazing Lifetime Customer Support 

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Power Theory is a small business founded by tech enthusiasts who are 100% committed to customer satisfaction. Give us a try and we will make it worth your investment! If you have a an issue with one of our products and we will fix it or 100% money back. 

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Product Review - Youth Express Vitamin C Moisturizer - Instanatural

Product:  Vitamin C Cream Moisturizer 20% For Face - Best Anti Aging Facial Lotion with 20% Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Plant Stem Cells, MSM & Peptide Complex - Apply This Moisturizer Night and Day to Reduce the Signs of Aging such as Wrinkles, Fine  #review

Review:  I like this moisturizer a lot - I use it in the morning - and it does not have much of a smell - but it absorbs well and my skin feels great after using it - I have noticed my skin looks brighter and healthy with this moisturizer - I also use a vitamin c serum at night and the 2 together are doing wonder for my complexion.  I am pleased this is product and would recommend it to others.

Thank you Megan for this review.

I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  Strong 20% Vitamin C Protection - Our moisturizer contains a robust 20% concentration of Vitamin C to help deliver the best results to your skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant agent that protects your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure, all while restoring healthier skin. Daily application will help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and more.
Brightens Complexion - If you're concerned about age spots, sun spots, or splotchy skin, then our Vitamin C Moisturizer might be the perfect fit for you. Our formula includes Niacinamide, Plant Stem Cells, Peptide Complex and MSM, which all work together to deliver deep nourishment to strengthen skin over time and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, thereby creating a more even skin tone.
Can Be Used On Body and For Eye Area - This lotion is not just for the face. Feel free to apply this soothing cream to any place that needs extra nourishment, including hands, shoulders and décolleté. Can also be applied gently around the eye area to tackle dark spots and help you achieve brighter eyes.
Suitable for All Skin Types - Both men and women will benefit from using this day and night moisturizing lotion jam packed with anti-aging ingredients. Our moisturizer has been formulated to be suitable for all skin types as well. Those with oily, dry, combination or normal skin can enjoy this lightweight cream.
Manufacturer Guarantee - InstaNatural is proud to back their products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, no matter where you buy our products. If you are not completely happy with your purchase, simply contact us and get a full refund.

Experience the Strong Anti-Aging Benefits of Vitamin C in a Lightweight Daily Moisturizer.
InstaNatural's Youth Express Vitamin C Moisturizer is an advanced restorative blend that contains powerful ingredients to deliver results: 
- 20% Vitamin C: Protects against external aggressors that cause damage
- Hyaluronic Acid: Deeply moisturizes the skin to provide long-lasting hydration
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Helps reduce appearance of discoloration and pigmentation
- Plant Stem Cells / Peptide Complex: Strengthens skin to fortify against the signs of aging
Using our Vitamin C lotion day and night will help to reverse the signs of aging and restore healthier, younger-looking skin:
- Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines
- Reduces appearance of hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots, age spots and dark spots
- Restores firmness and elasticity of skin
- Evens skin tone and texture
With InstaNatural, rest assured you will receive the best customer care and highest-quality Vitamin C Cream around.
- Large 3.4 fl oz size
- Made in USA in FDA registered facilities
- Contains NO harmful parabens, sulfates or alcohol
- Cruelty-free
MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Product Review - Running Armband for iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch

Product:  Running Armband for iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch

Review:  The Sports Armband for iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 Inch appears to be well made and works quite well.  The phone slips in easily and is completely secured.  There a hole for access to the headphones port on the bottom.  While it fits snuggly around the arm the iPhone 6 Plus is really large to wear on your arm.  A nice feature is the holder has enough stretch to also accommodate my iPhone without having to remove it from it's wallet case.  

My only recommendation would be instructions as there are two slots marked A and B which I originally thought were for small or large arms but after working with it I discovered it is much easier to put the band through the A slot then the B slot and then slide the armband up my arm into position and then tighten the band.  That worked much better than using just the B slot.  I may never have figured that out and it is much better than just using one slot.  The other is there is a hole on the top like the one on the bottom for the headphone jack but I see no reason for the one on the top.  

Thanks Rick for this review.  It is also a great price - check out the link above

I received this product for an honest review.

Description:  iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 Sports Armband from i2 Gear
If you've ever been out running and tried to listen to music or send a quick text while taking a breather you know its almost impossible to use your phone without covering it with sweat or worse dropping it along the way! Now with this armband you can safely interact with your touch screen and listen to your favorite music :)

Compatibility and Use
Use your armband with the iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch phone. You can wear it over your biceps or on your forearm. The night reflector provides additional visibility for outdoor early morning and evening runs and there's even a key holder which we all know can be a lifesaver. This armband is also great for high intensity workouts, spin class, yoga or even casual walking or outdoor activities.

Precision and Protection
The touchscreen is fully accessible through the plastic cover. The armband pouch and cover keeps your iPhone safe from impact and moisture while working out.

This armband is lightweight and accommodates various arm sizes from approx. 9 to 16 inches. Also we recommend that you use this armband without a case.

Material and Care
Made of nylon, velcro and neoprene materials. Armband can be safely hand washed and air dried after use. We do NOT recommend machine washing your armband as this could cause damage.

Package Includes:
1x Armband for iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch Phone

  • COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with the new iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch from all carriers - AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon etc.
  • PROTECTION: Protects and keeps your iPhone safe from moisture while working out
  • USE: Convenient and easy to use. Easy access to ear phones and controls. Includes convenient key holder.
  • MATERIAL: Nylon, Velcro and Neoprene
  • SAFETY: Night reflector feature allows for increased visibility after dark
  • SIZE : Fits small to large sizes from 9 to 16 inches
  • VALUE : Why Pay more? This is a great value for the price :) So affordable why not buy two?
  • CARE: We strongly recommend that you hand wash and air dry this armband. Treat this armband as you would any phone case and do not place in the dryer as this can cause tears etc..

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Product Review - Glow 2 Go Review + Giveaway - Self Tanner Sunless Tanning Half Body Application Towelettes

Product:  Glow2Go Self Tanner Sunless Tanning Half Body Application Towelettes - Thermalab  Giveaway at the bottom

Review:  These little towelette are easy to use and there is not odor that is offensive like with other self tanning lotions.  The color you achieve is a light brown with one use and then it gets darker with more uses - the instructions I received were good to follow to get the best results with these tanning towelettes -  I like the color that I achieved so far - I am pasty white in the winter - I teach school and one day a student said I am so white I almost look green - oh well - this is the answer to my white skin when I need a bit of color or lower cut items or short sleeves - I cannot use a tanning bed because we have skin cancer in the family on both sides and not just one kinds, but three kinds on top of the fact that my father is a red head - yes tanning is not a good idea for my skin -

So that said I think these are a good thing for people like me - great results and little time to do it - just the 10 minutes before getting dressed is hard for me to remember - I set a timer and play a game on my ipad while I wait.  I have a house full of children so no running around naked for me.

I received these for an honest review.

Instructions for use -

1. Scrub Your Skin                                        
I always recommend scrubbing your skin before using the    
product. The golden rule of self-tanning is to exfoliate  
your entire body first. Skip this crucial step and you risk
uneven, blotchy results. Pay extra attention to really dry
spots like your elbows and knees. Remember, you'll help    
Thermalabs Glow2Go towelettes reach your body and it will  
help you back by making your skin beautiful and sexy.      
2. Enhance Your Base                                      
Our self-tanners are wonderful even if your body is very  
pale as you can use it to grow a beautiful, natural, tan.  
The premium ingredients in Thermalabs Glow2Go react with the
skin's amino acids to produce natural-looking brown        
pigments. Your tone should peak in a few days. At that    
point, start applying one (or two) towelettes every two or
three days to maintain your gleam.                        
3. Thermalabs Is Better For You OR be patient.            
The issue many people face is that they want a tanned look
this second so they get unhealthy bronzing oils that you can
swipe on before going out. The effects only stick around  
until your next shower though. Thermalabs on the other hand,
gives you the FINEST product with much more staying power.
By building your tan with our product - you will get a    
beautiful golden hue, and the color lasts up to TWO WEEKS  
(depending on your skin).                                  
4. Protecting Your Hands From Stains: Put on the Gloves    
Before applying any tanner, pull on Latex (if you're not  
allergic) gloves. By doing this, your palms won't soak up  
any color meant for your body. If you don't have gloves dont
worry - simply wash your hands with soap when you're done.

5. Use Broad Strokes                                      
Make sure your body isn't greasy from any residual body    
cream, which can block the formula from absorbing fully.  
Then spread the product on with uniform swipes in all      
Some More Recommendations: Cleanse and exfoliate the skin •
Do not shave or remove hair 24 hours before application •  
For deeper tan, apply another towelette after 4 hours •    
Repeat daily until you like the results then apply 1-2 times
a week • Please note that results vary based on your skin  
Get ready to glow!

As Amazon's #1 Best Selling Self Tan product we have a crazy offer: DOUBLE the quantity for 75% OFF! Expires midnight, act now!

GLOW2GO is America's brand new INNOVATIVE and most talked about self tanning product.

This hip super saver pack contains 20 (YES TWENTY!) individually wrapped half-body premium towelettes which are perfect for self-tan at home or on the go. Other products give you one big body towel which dries before you finish! Never again: use one towel for your lower body and one for the top!

Our special box will also help you with storage! This box comes with a special 'press to open' area that will allow pulling one towel at a time - WITHOUT opening the entire box! Keep it in your closet under other products and stay organized. Yes, we think about EVERYTHING!
Each wipe is concentrated with our innovative tan formula that will produce:
• Quick
• Even
• Streak Free
• Natural Looking Tan
• In less then 4 hours!
• You'll Be Amazed!

Prepare to look sexy and attractive anywhere, anytime! Use our towelettes at home or take them on the road. It's SO easy!
We will also email you our best selling guide "Self Tan Secrets" (sold separately on Amazon for $10!). Researched and written by Thermalabs formula technicians, this 50 page guide reveals all the facts and secrets you need to know about self-tanning!
You also get 100% money back guarantee! We know you'll never need it, but if for some reason you're not 1000% amazed by the results - send the product back and get a full refund!

1. 20 instead of 10!
There are a few great things about our product… Not only did we made the box so easy to work with (that you can pull one individually towelette at a time from the side opening) but we also decided to make double the quantity of the competition and sell it for a great price that competes with the biggest brands out there… Just to clarify - Loreal sells a box of only 6(!) for double what we charge now for 20 :-)

2. Why HALF BODY are better then FULL BODY
We did a market research and discovered the biggest problem of the bigger ‘full body’ towelettes. It actually makes a lot of sense: once you open the sachet and pull out the towel, if it’s too big you don’t get to use it evenly and more importantly it usually just dries before you finish working your entire body. So this is why we decided to go with the half-body towelettes where you simply use two wipes if you’d like your entire body, or just one if you only want half (some only want to do their legs, or their hands…) and it gives you more comfort and time to make sure you don’t miss a spot before it dries… or some might only want to use it on their faces and why ruin a huge full-body towelette if you only want to use it on your face… So we hope we made the right decision, but it’s up to you to say what YOU think about it in your review :-)

3. The color!!!
If you’ve tried it you probably saw that we created the best formula to give the closest color we could to real tan. Who doesn’t recognize this horrible orange color the other brands have? Well, it took us years to reach this perfect color and we really hope you’ll love what you see! As you know, it also really depends on your own chemistry, and we know that 1 person in 1,000 will have skin that will not work well with our product and that’s where our super non-compromising 100% money back guarantee comes into the picture! No matter what, no matter when, if our customers aren’t fully satisfied with the results we will give them all their money back!!! So you can buy this product with no worries :-)

4. Simplicity
So far we just get so many great feedback about the simplicity of use, the simplicity of carrying it around and the great results… We can’t wait to see what you write about it.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Product Review - Sun'n'Fun Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen for Kids

Product:  Sun 'n'Fun Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen for Kids

Review:  This is great sunscreen that has the smell of chocolate - it smells like chocolate milk - it is a light brown color and spread nicely so that no one will know you have sunscreen on and yet you smell great - it is water resistant up to 80 minutes and is good for all skin types.

I love the smell and so do my kids - I have talked about how we need to wear sunscreen even in the winter since our skin is so white without being outside all the time - like in the summer - protecting your skin and your childrens is a year round job - this will make it easier for you as it smell great and that will keep the little ones from running away as you try to get it on their little faces and bodies.

I love that it is made for kids -

I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  It is not just a baby sun screen, it's a state of the art skin care pampering treatment - with sunscreen. Water resistant up to 80 min. It's been designed with delicate and sensitive baby's skin in mind and addresses not only protection from the harmful UVA and UVB sun rays but also helps to care for dry skin while hydrating and soothing. PABA-Free, chemical-free mineral based (NON-NANO) hydrating and moisturizing Sunblock SPF30 provides high UV protection for your baby. Organic Marshmallow, Grapeseed and Raspberry rich with vitamin C and antioxidants fights skin damage and cellular oxidation (that are causes of aging. Yes, aging starts the day we are born), caused by excessive free radical activity. It also contains excellent anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea, thought to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E for neutralizing free radicals and has a protective role to play here as well. It prevents free radical damage. Kelp and Cucumber contain abundant non-essential and essential amino acids and are highly moisturizing, soothing and hydrating. Rosehip oil, rich in Omega-3,6 and 9 Fatty Acids, Vitamins C, E, and Lycopene promotes healing and nourishing, leaving skin glowing and healthy looking. Tamanu oil contributes to the formula with it's strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps with dry skin and eczema. Combination of Cocoa and a hint of Vanilla create that yummy chocolate scent, that's achieved naturally, as well as have moisturizing and healing properties. This product was created for our tiny friends but our grown-up friends can use it too. It's highly addictive....

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Book Review - Million Dollar Wife - Margaret O'Neil

Title:  Million Dollar Wife

Author:  Margaret O’Neil.

Review:  A movie star, who has been widowed for two years, decides he needs a mother for his two daughters so he offers his sister’s best friend a contract for ten years, with a salary of one million a year to marry him. This is to be a sexless marriage but true love intervenes and of course in turns into a true love affair when the heroine starts to believe in herself. I enjoyed the book and finished it in one day. I liked the story telling style and would read other books by this writer.

I gave it a 4 star rating. 

I picked up the book from

Thanks Frank for this review.

Synopsis:  When a tangle of frustrations and responsibilities prompts movie heartthrob, Bryce Courtland, to turn his back on the Hollywood singles scene and hire a mother for his precocious twins, he finds the perfect candidate in his sister's best friend, Marja: a small town college professor whose long-ago teenage crush on him still brings a blush to her cheeks.

Responding to Bryce's immediate need for childcare, and as a favor for her best friend, Marja Lindstrom accepts a temporary assignment as tutor/nanny. Bryce has a more permanent arrangement in mind and stuns Marja with a marriage proposal — a marriage proposal with a twist.

Will a million dollar salary convince her to take a chance, change careers — and open her heart?

Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published August 7th 2013 by Renegade Books

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Product Review - New Radiance Naturals Vitamin C Serum

Review:  This comes in an amber colored bottle to protect the serum and it smells nice - not too strong.  Mine was broken and so I am in the process of getting a new bottle and I will be reviewing this product when that comes - returning was simple - Please read other reviews below - 

Description:  New Radiance Naturals Professional Vitamin C 20% Serum combines the highest form of active, bio available Vitamin C + E with the highest form of pure Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Ferulic Acid , Amino Complex and Organic Aloe to create a potent, concentrated anti-aging solution that goes on smooth and penetrates deep into your skin cells to bring back radiance and firmness to your face, and fade wrinkles, lines, discoloration and age spots.  Many of our customers indicate they have used other products but see results for the first time ever with our serum.  

We back our products up with a 365 Day, No Questions Asked, Money-Back Guarantee.

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Made in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Certified Facility.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Product Review - Beginning Salsa Dance 3 Pack - 3 DVD Beginning Salsa Dance

Review:  Have you ever wanted to learn to Salsa?  Now is your chance with this easy to follow DVD set - the instructor shows the moves and then repeats them for you so you can easily follow along- fun and this is a great exercise for your body - lots of close ups so you know what you are doing - and great music to dance to -

This set of DVD's would make a great gift - want to learn to dance in the privacy of your own home so that you feel confident on the dance floor with others around - this is the answer - great instruction - fantastic music and fun to boot - go buy your copy today.

I received this item for an honest review.

Description:   Salsa Dancing Lessons, Step by Step
Why learn to Salsa Dance? It's fun, social, and a passion that will last you a lifetime! The benefits to health, fitness, coordination, and lifestyle will be far beyond what you can imagine now! Anyone can, and should, learn to Salsa Dance. Give it a try, with the finest beginners dance DVD on the market.

It's finally here - your definitive guide to learn to salsa dance. Don't miss this fantastic DVD that really walks you, step-by-step, through all the fundamentals of Salsa Dancing in a fun, social and energetic way. WHAT IS ON THESE 3 VIDEOS: Join SalsaCrazy as we help you to understand the important basic concepts that will enable you to become a great social salsa dancer. If you've been wanting to learn to salsa dance, but thought that it would be too complicated - have no fear - this method is fast and best of all EASY!

You'll Start with the basic concepts revealed, explained and practiced. You will understand the simple concepts of timing and footwork - today! Get into the basic step and learn a few fun salsa patterns. Learn what to do, and what will look good out in the real world. DVD menus let you go back and review! LADIES WILL LEARN: How to follow, basic turns and dance frame, and of course, styling and how to create the cuban motion - or those sexy salsa hips you've always wanted. Step by step instruction on how to get the movement going - use it in your basic from the start. In addition, an interview on Salsa History, and Dance Club etiquette is also covered.

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If your idea of dancing is a one, two chip step and an occasional dip, then it's time for a different type of Salsa in your life. A fusion of African, Cuban and Latin American rhythms, the word means "flavor" or "style", and unlike the "show-off" dancing that takes over the whole dance floor, this dance form occupies a smaller fixed area, retaining the intimacy of the dance while making it quite obvious that you know what you're doing.
Salsa utilizes an eight beat pattern, two bars of four beats, with three steps and a skipped beat in each bar. The skipped beat is often used for something fancy like a toe tap or kick. Salsa can be danced solo or with a partner, but you'd better learn both, because once you start strutting your stuff on the dance floor you're sure to get a lot of willing partners.

If you're serious about kicking your dance life up a notch, and have a partner that doesn't have two left feet, this Beginners three-pack is recommended for you. If you just want to taste before buying, you should rent or borrow Volume One, which is available separately, but for the whole experience, this three DVD package is the most convenient.

The instructors make it easy by first demonstrating the steps slowly, one movement at a time, and then repeating the figures over and over to give you enough time to get the idea. This means that you don't have to stop dancing and replay the section continuously, even though you still need to practice afterwards. The steps are eye-catching, and can be used in the formal ballroom dance arena as well as casually at a clubs, parties and even in your living room. For people who have previous experience with this dance form, the instructors offer up lots of tips and secrets, and even if you already dance like a star you can learn something from this series. (I showed this one to a highly experienced and qualified dance instructor, and even she was duly impressed.)

If you're ready to put some spice in your dance life, it's Salsa time!!! --Amanda Richards: HALL OF FAME, TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE

Monday, January 19, 2015

Book Review - Scandal with a Prince - Nicole Burnham

Title:   Scandal With a Prince

Author: Nicole Burnham. 

Review:  A modern love story that take place in Spain. The main character had a daughter out of wedlock with the Prince as the father after an encounter in South America. He was unaware of the child until the two parents meet again after approximately 10 years. Needless to say they again fall for each other and a romance again develops between them. As with all fairy stories it has a happy ending. It was a very pleasant read.

I rated it at 5 stars and would read other stories in the series by this writer.

I picked up the book from

Thanks Frank for this review.

Synopsis:  A one night stand. A lifelong obsession.

One magical summer, Megan Hallberg met—and loved—Prince Stefano Barrali. But his royal duties took him home, and when she discovered she carried his child, she also discovered he was engaged…to a beautiful, worldly aristocrat.

Ten years later, Stefano runs into Megan at the grand opening of a Barcelona hotel, and it’s his every sensual fantasy come to life. His memory of the stunning blonde and their passionate summer has haunted his dreams, and a night under the stars gives him the perfect opportunity to reclaim the woman he thought lost to him.

Megan finds herself torn between passion with a prince and a fierce need to protect her daughter. Can the man who captured her heart so many years ago be her destiny…or her downfall?

ebook, 289 pages
Published November 2013
Nicole Burnham

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Nicole Burnham is the RITA award-winning author of nine romance novels and--as Niki Burnham--seven YA novels, most featuring modern-day royalty. She has lived and traveled all over the world, absorbing different cultures and visiting the opulent palaces and lush gardens that inspired the Royal Scandals series. All About Romance declares, “Nicole Burnham gives life to a fictional kingdom and monarchy that feel as though they could be real” and “gosh darn it, Nicole Burnham is good….readers should definitely check her out.”

Nicole currently lives in Boston. She enjoys power yoga, games at Fenway Park, taking her dog for long walks, and reading the many romance novels on her bookshelves. Most of all, she loves writing stories about far-off countries, deliciously powerful heroes, and passionate heroines for her readers.
NOTE FROM NICOLE: My Goodreads library is by no means comprehensive. I have thousands of books on my real (as opposed to my Goodreads) bookshelves. However, my Goodreads library only contains those books I'd give four or five stars and would recommend to friends without hesitation (and I haven't even gotten around to listing all those yet!

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