Saturday, May 30, 2015

True Skin Under Eye Gel (Review)

Disclosure: I received free product in order to facilitate my review. The options expressed are my own.

I have been working on treating the under eye and around the eye area of my face lately. I have a few fine wrinkles around my eyes and some dark circles. The dark circles have been there for years, and the fine wrinkles have creeped up on me in the past few years, maybe less than 10.  I tried True Skin Care Anti-Aging eye gel with Vitamin C in it. All you have to do it is apply a small amount of the eye gel onto one of your fingers, then you gently massage it around the eye area twice a day.  I used it in the morning and before bedtime as part of a skin care regime.

The great thing about this eye gel is that it is unscented, and both women and men can use it! It is non-greasy and very soothing, in my opinion! On my days off, when  I had used the eye gel during the morning, I didn't even want to wear cover-up under my eyes! The gel was helping reduce my fine wrinkles and dark circles. It's definitely a product that I need to continue with for maintenance!  For more information  go to  True Skin Care Anti-Aging Eye Gel with Vitamin C. They have a 100% guarantee on this product!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Nutritional Yeast Superfood (review)

Disclosure: I was given free product in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own!

Have you ever tried Nutritional Yeast? Sari Foods Company has a 100% natural and non-fortified nutritional yeast in a flake form. What can I tell you about besides it being 100% natural? It tastes like cheese on popcorn, and I'm serious! Yum! It is gluten-free, dairy-free,  Kosher, vegan, non-GMO, and it has NO MSG! It is considered an a Egyptian Superfood. It is also LOW in sodium, and that made me happy due to high blood pressure. (Plus, I'm not crazy about product that are high in sodium! ) A serving which is 2 heaping tablespoons contains the following: 61.6 calories, total fat is 0.8 grams (sat fat is 0.24 grams), Sodium is 4.8 mg, Potassium is 352 mg, Total carbs is 5.28 grams (another thing that made me happy!), dietary fiber was 3.52grams, and Protein as 8.32 grams. It contains 15 minerals, 50% protein, a natural vitamin B-complex and beta-glucans (they are known for their extreme immune enhancing properties!).

I don't know how else to explain how good the nutritional yeast is for you, other than giving you some points from their packaging:  1) It can help fight aging,  promote cellular repair, and guard against free radicals.   2) Curb your appetite, helping to promote a natural and healthy weight loss.
3) Improve your sleep, it can help to reduce insomnia, depression, and ongoing fatigue! That point stuck with me, because I have sleep issues and ongoing fatigue due to the fibromyalgia.

I can tell you that I'm happy with the taste of it, and that I enjoy it on popcorn! I haven't sprinkled it on anything else yet, but plan to!! I'm pretty sure that if you like foods that taste like cheese, you will enjoy it! For more information, here's the link: Nutritional Yeast

Friday, May 22, 2015

Credit Card-Sized External Battery Charger Review

Disclosure: I received free product in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed in this post are my family's.

How big is your portable charger? Can I ask if you carry the charger around with you on a daily basis? I do try to, unless I switch purses and forget to take the charger out of the pocket in my purse!
I reviewed the Power Theory PTX-2500 Power Bank. It's a credit card-sized external charger that you can carry in your wallet, back pocket, backpack or purse! It can charge a smartphone fully! I like that it's handy to carry!

 We have two kinds of phones in our family. My husband and son use Samsung Galaxy 5, and I have an iPhone 6 Plus. The Power Theory's design is such that you can use the built-in cables that are both MicroUSB and Apple Lightning compatible. For the Apple Lightning compatible, you use the Apple Lightning adaptor on the MicroUSB to charge the iPhone 6 Plus. We all like how it has worked for our phones. Steven, my son, was charging his Samsung the other night while he was using it, and he said that it took about 1.5 hours for it to charge his phone completely. Bear in mind, he said while he was using it! Steve, my husband, was pleased how it charged his Samsung. I was happy with it, charging my iPhone 6 plus with it while we were out and about one day in Orlando in the past month.
The recharge time for the charger is 3-4 hours.

I am going to tell you about a few features for the Power Theory PTX-2500 Power Bank  (borrowing from the case for it) :

POWERFUL: capacity of 2500mAh is enough power to give a full charge to almost all phones.

RELIABLE: made with ultra high density A+ Li-Polymer battery cells and premium microchips.

CONVENIENT: charge your mobile phone anytime, anywhere, without the need for extra cables.

SMART: built-in LED light and intelligent circuit board to prevent overcharging.

PRACTICAL: small and light enough to fit in your wallet. Never leave home without extra power.

FUNCTIONAL: true all-in-one design: the built-in cable is both MicroUSB and Apple Lightning compatible.

Do we recommend it? YES!
For more information, check out the link above for the Power Theory PTX-2500 Power Bank!

Just showing the measurement of the battery charger!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kiss Me Organics Organic Dandelion Root Tea (review)

Disclosure: I was given free product via Kiss Me Organics via Buviews in order to facilitate my review. The opinions were expressed by my family.

I initially wanted to try it for the health benefits, and I wasn't totally sure how it would taste. Well, I love how it tastes and so does my 16 year old son! I like that on the package for the Dandelion Tea it reads non-GMO, USDA Organic, Vegan( the vegan part doesn't make a difference to me!), and Soil Association Organic. the tea itself contains per serving, 1500mg of Organic Dandelion Root Tea, 400mg Organic Hibiscus, and 100mg Organic Cinnamon. I just told my son after we'd been drinking for over 2 weeks that it was naturally caffeine free, and he acted like he was surprised! This tea supports a healthy indigestion and it aids in liver and kidney detox. The cinnamon can help with the control of blood sugar, I still don't understand how! The hibiscus helps with normal blood pressure maintenance.

I don't know about you all, but I tend to cold brew tea, and that's what I've done with the Dandelion Root Tea! I put about 7 to 8 tea bags into a half-gallon covered pitcher in the refrigerator and let the bags sit in water for 24 hours. The next day, I take the bags out, and I have a peachy-colored tea ready to drink. I usually don't add anything to my tea, and believe it or not, Steven hasn't either! It tastes great cold-brewed plain for us. I haven't tried it warm yet and neither has my son. My husband honestly didn't like it. I believe that it's a perfect tea for year around for health benefits. It's definitely great cold-brew for the summer! For further information on the Organic Dandelion Root Tea by Kiss Me Organics, go to Kiss Me Organic Dandelion Root Tea ! There's 5 boxes with 20 tea bags a piece, 100 tea bags in all! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sentry Wall Charger 4 Ports USB Model LS-2214 (review)

Disclosure: I was given free product from Sentry in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed in my post are mine and my husband's.

When charging your tech items around your home, do you have a hard time finding your chargers or lack of space outlet-wise ? Sentey has produced a wall charger which has 4 USB ports! I know that around my house, when we are planning a day trip or a vacation, we usually charge our items overnight. I'm usually charging a few items in the kitchen, where we have a few outlets --- plus using two more outlets in the bedroom.  If we are charging portable chargers to carry in our pockets or my purse, along with my battery for my camera, then I've taken up several outlets with just those! That was NOT including the smartphones, iPads, or my iPods!

With Sentey's 4 port USB wall charger, there are two 2 amp ports and two 1 amp ports. When the charger is plugged into an outlet, there is a blue light that shows up, letting you know that it is on and charging your tech items. I used two to three USB ports on it at a time so far. I've plugged in my iPad Air, my iPhone 6 Plus, and one of my iPods at the same time. It charged all three of them without any difficulty! I really like how convenient it is using the Sentey Wall Charger 4 Ports USB, charging up to 4 items at a time! My husband also agreed that it was convenient, too! Son had no opinion about the item, since he didn't use it. All in all, I highly recommend it! For more information on the LS-2214 wall charger from Sentey, go to Sentey . They also sell gaming, audio, power, connectivity, protection, and desktop products. You can also find this item on .  One major thing that I need to let you know is that it can charge other brands besides Apple products. My husband and son can charge their Samsung Galaxy 5's with it. There are so many other brands listed that will charge from it, and other pads, too!

Friday, May 1, 2015

E-book written by Jonathan Vine : Clean Food Diet (review)

Disclosure: I was given a free e-book in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own.
Are you familiar with clean food? I'm not talking about food that has been washed. Clean food is food that has not been processed. Instead of having something like a blueberry muffin, just have some blueberries. With the clean food diet, you are going back to what I call the basics, that is, not eating anything processed! The food that you are eating with the clean food diet is pretty much using the vegetables or fruits and making your meals from them. For example, gazpacho soup, or making cookies from banana and oatmeal---nothing else added. Some other examples include farm range eggs, dairy products that are hormone-free, and agave or honey--using sparingly. Kick those sodas and carbonated beverages out of your house! Jonathan Vine, the author, recommends drinking 2 liters of water a day.

When you are cooking the clean food way, no frying is allowed. You can, however use small amounts of oil, and he mentions steaming and stewing, along with cooking on low heat.  For an appetizer, I like the tomato and cheese skewers. You make it from cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, salt and pepper, olive oil and the use of skewers. So basic and so clean! You can pick from about 50 recipes from Jonathan's book, for soups, entrees, mini spinach pizza, salads, tofu meals, to name a few. I don't have any pictures yet, due to my husband making other foods for dinner lately. However, during a day or two off one of these days, son and I will make something from this cookbook! I do recommend it, if you are trying to eat healthier! For more information on Clean Food Diet, go to Clean Food Diet by Jonathan Vine .