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This summer has certainly taken its toll on my hair! My hair had become like straw from the harsh Hawaiian sun, swimming in the ocean and the fact that it is color treated, doesn't help matters. Thankfully I have discovered Reviv3 Procare to bring health and luster back to my hair.
Since 2011, Reviv3 Procare has been revolutionizing hair care and maintenance. Clinically proven to restore natural vivacity and thickness to both hair and scalp, Reviv3 Procare made its initial product debut in Italy. Reviv3 Procare made its way to the US earlier this year, available exclusively in top salons. Now in another exciting move, Reviv3 Procare has announced that this summer, its range of advance hair care products will be made available for direct purchase by consumers.
In its unique approach, Reviv3 Procare is all natural and is formulated as skin care for the scalp, thus working differently than other products. The system uses a unique and gentle formula with specialized nutrients, herbal extracts and amino acids to promote strength and volume. In an independent clinical study, all participants (100%) had an improvement in PH levels of their scalp skin with an improvement of 80% on average, meaning the scalp was less acidic and optimized for hair growth and scalp health.
Reviv3 Procare’s 3-part system involves three easy steps: PREP, PRIME and TREAT. The Reviv3 Procare
PREP (step 1) uses a cleanser shampoo that removes environmental residue and DHT build-up from the hair and scalp surface.
The PRIME (step 2) is a Moisture + Conditioner which is formulated with natural glycoprotein to restore moisture, strength and elasticity to hair and scalp.
The TREAT (step 3) is Reviv3 Procare’s advance Micro-Activ3 Treatment which delivers nutrients to the scalp and vital areas of hair follicles to increase microcirculation, renewed hair growth and strength. Together, Reviv3 Procare’s 3-part system safely helps to prevent hair fallout, heal the scalp and hair follicles and improves the appearance of fine and thinning hair.
“Simply put, Reviv3 Procare works,” said Thomas Curzio, President of Reviv3 Procare. “You can actually feel the difference after just a few uses. It is an amazing product that anyone with damaged or thinning hair needs to try.”
Until recently, Reviv3 Procare advance formula has been available for purchase exclusively though hair care professionals and high-end salons, but is now available for consumer purchase on its website. The Reviv3 Procare 3-part system is chemical and sulfate-free and works with both natural and color-treated hair.
About Reviv3 Procare:
Reviv3 Procare is committed to using only the highest quality natural ingredients available for scalp care to give its consumers fuller, thicker and more luxuriant hair growth without drugs or harsh side effects. Reviv3 Procare is a one-of-a-kind hair care line that grew out of a need for an effective, drug-free system that makes a tangible and positive difference for fine and low-volume hair. Clinically proven, Reviv3 Procare’s advanced Shielded Micro Technology formulation provides a 3-step system that effectively revives natural and color-treated hair.
My hair was getting pretty damaged this summer, first there was a one week trip to Hawaii, where I was swimming in the ocean or a roof top pool each day. On top of that, my hair was bleached and color treated. My hair got so dry and unruly, that I immediately started using my Reviv3 Procare system as soon as I returned home from my trip.
After using the Reviv3 Procare system for a month after my return, I have noticed that my hair is shiny, lustrous, healthy, strong and alive! The damage seems to have been reversed and I love my gorgeous hair once again! It is full of bounce and shine, and I am noticing that I have a lot less breakage going on. No split ends, either! The Reviv3 Procare system is a MIRACLE!
For more information and to purchase Reviv3 Procare, please visit www.ReviveProcare.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Prince Noah & the School Pirates
by Silke Schnee
It’s time for young Prince Noah to go to school. The prince, who starred in the book The Prince Who Was Just Himself, may be a little slower than other students, but he has no less joy in learning. In his kingdom, children go to school on sailing ships. There is a ship for girls and one for boys. There is a ship for children with an eye patch, a ship for children with one leg, and a ship for children who are slower learners. No one knows why there are so many different ships, but it has always been that way.
Then a terrible storm drives the ships into the hands of pirates. The boys and girls realize that they will only escape if everyone does what he or she does best. Through their adventures, they learn that diversity makes us strong and that every person has something to teach us.
This delightfully illustrated fairy tale instills appreciation for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, making it a valuable aid for teaching tolerance in the home or classroom.
Having had a beloved aunt with Down Syndrome, I have a special place in my heart with people like her. My aunt, Susan has been gone for 15 years now, but I will never forget her. I never really realized how very blessed I was to have had her in my life. People with Down Syndrome are just like everyone else with dreams and abilities. The only thing that sets them apart is their boundless capacity to love unconditionally.
This book is a great read for children and for classrooms, so that children can become aware that even though someone may look or act differently, each child has something to contribute and should be accepted just the way they are.
For more information go to: http://www.plough.com/
Order Prince Noah and the School Pirates (A Prince Noah Book) on Amazon
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NeoCell Corporation Introduces Two New Products to Help People Maintain Healthy Joints
NeoCell Move Matrix and NeoCell Joint Bursts provide nutrients essential to maintaining joint health
Aching joints seem to be just a part of getting older; about a third of American adults experience some kind of joint pain.
NeoCell is introducing two new products created to help keep joints hydrated and healthy; NeoCell Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator™ and NeoCell Joint Bursts™
Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator is the third product from NeoCell's Platinum Matrix Collection, the company's premium line of nutraceuticals. This all-in-one, comprehensive joint formula contains scientifically-advanced ingredients that work synergistically to support overall joint health and comfort. Collagen type 2, MSM and vitamin C work together to aid connective tissue, while hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and chondroitin help support hydration and joint cushioning. Move Matrix also contains NeoCell's Move Matrix Blend™ of antioxidants, including turmeric, ginger root, resveratrol, boswelia, pine bark and black pepper extracts to help with a healthy inflammatory response.
Move Matrix comes in convenient capsule form. Move Matrix is sold exclusively through natural product retailers. 150 count bottle retails for $27.95.
NeoCell Joint Bursts follow on the success of NeoCell's wildly popular Beauty Bursts and Biotin Bursts. Joint Bursts combine powerhouse nutrients collagen type 2, turmeric and hyaluronic acid into delicious soft chews; nothing could be more convenient or delicious.From a field of more than 500 nominations, NeoCell Joint Bursts were named a top three finalist in the 2016 NEXTY awards, which recognize natural products for their innovation. The judges said of the product: "these chews are bound to make regular joint supplementation less of a chore for consumers weary of adding yet another pill to their regimen."
Look for Joint Bursts at Whole Foods Market, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, CVS, Walgreens and health and natural product retailers. 30 count carton retails for $19.99.
I received samples of NeoCell Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator™ and NeoCell Joint Bursts™ to review. I was excited to get the chance to try them out because let's face it, I am not getting any younger! I have started to run with my husband, and my knees had been sore after my runs.
I have been taking my Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator and Joint Bursts every day for a little over a month now, and I have noticed that any joint pain I have had after running is greatly reduced. I take two capsules two times each day with meals, and I chew one joint burst each morning (which are delicious, by the way. I love the tropical flavor!)
For more information, go to: http://www.neocell.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment earlier this week announced the release of The Phantom Limb Level Pack for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with a new video showcasing this exciting downloadable (DLC) content, which is available today as a FREE download exclusively for players on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
The Phantom Limb Level Pack extends the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience, continuing the story from the Trouble Over Taul Level — one of the New Adventures set in the time leading up to the film — after C-3PO’s ship crash lands on the barren planet of Taul, allowing players to discover the thrilling events that led to his new red arm and reunion with the Resistance. This add-on content includes The Phantom Limb (Level), C-3PO (Taul), 2MED2, CO-34, GNK-189, MSE-Y, O-MR1 (Taul), PZ-99 (Taul), VL-44 (Taul), CR90 Corvette (Full-size Vehicle) and CR90 Corvette (Microfighter Vehicle).
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, immersing fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before.
Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens.
The game also features playable content exploring previously untold adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as original dialogue from key members of the theatrical cast, providing the most authentic Star Wars for experience for players, including Harrison Ford (Han Solo), John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and other top stars from the film. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakensis available now for PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows PC (Steam), Mac (Steam), on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac and on Google Play for Android devices.
I was sent a copy of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens to review for my nine year-old son, Braxton. (He has an box 360, and absolutely loves anything Star Wars.) He absolutely loves this game, but it went missing very quickly. I was looking all over the house for it, and found that my 22-year old son, Jonathan, had 'borrowed' it. Jonathan is a lifelong Star Wars fan and he loves LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens just as much if not more than his little brother does.
*Product received. Any opinions are my own.
When it comes to feeding our pets, what are we really feeding our animals? There have been stories on the news in the past about companies adding toxic chemicals to pet food and treats. That is very scary!
The Organic Pet Boutique was created when two loving pet owners asked themselves, " Since we eat organic foods, why can't our dogs do the same?" Thus, they began their mission to provide organic food and treats for our loving animal companions.
My dog, Banner, is now 12 years old. He has lived a long healthy life. He enjoys playing catch and swimming when we go camping. Banner definitely loves treats! I received two packages of Organic Pet Boutique Pet Treats to review. I was sent Apple & Mint Fresh Breath Biscuits and Blueberry Energy Snaps Biscuits for dogs.
Banner loves the blueberry treats. I feed him a whole one or two each day. Organic Blueberries are great antioxidants!
Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Oat and Barley Flours, Organic Oatmeal, Dried Wild Organic Blueberries, Organic Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds, Cage Free Eggs, Raw Honey, Canola Oil, Organic Ground Nutmeg & Cardamom, Organic Flax Seeds, Vitamin E.
The apple & mint biscuits make Banner's breath smell so much better! These amazing treats also help to aid in digestion.
Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Oat and Barley Flours, Organic rolled oats, Dried Organic Apples, Organic Parsley, Organic Mint, Cage Free Eggs, Raw Honey, Canola Oil, Granulated Kelp, Spirulina Powder, Organic Flax Seeds, Vitamin E.
About Organic Pet Boutique:
Organic Pet Boutique was created in 2007 as a result of the Pet Food Crisis. My husband and I left our jobs on Wall Street to create a One Stop Shop for Safe, Organic, and Natural Pet Products.
Since our launch we have become one of the largest online retailers of organic and natural pet products. We have helped thousands of pet lovers provide their pets with the very best in natural pet products.
For more information go to: http://www.organicpetboutique.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
It's almost back-to-school time! Many children have already started going back to classes. (We haven't yet.) I don't know about other moms but I admit, I get lazy with fixing my nine-year-old son, Braxton a healthy breakfast every morning. He is also a very picky eater, so I have been kind of letting him eat whatever he has wanted all summer long.
But now, it is time to get him started off on the right foot, nutritionally speaking. Jennie-O is helping me give my son healthful breakfasts. Braxton loves Jennie-O Turkey Bacon, so I am definitely stocking up.
Turkey is a leaner and more healthful choice than other meat options, with a high amount of protein to help children stay full for a longer period of time.
This morning I made Braxton a delicious breakfast to kind of get back into the routine since school is a couple of weeks away. I served Jennie-O Turkey Bacon, fried potatoes and banana slices. (See my photo below.)
School lunches are another thing! Since my child is so picky I have to get pretty creative when I pack his lunch.
Thankfully, Jennie-O has developed a handy online resource for parents filled with “How To”s and easy-to-make recipes that will be sure to leave even the pickiest eaters satisfied. From turkey tacos to-go to easy strawberry turkey bacon salad, the site features wholesome recipes that will make students of all ages happy.
I know that this handy guide will be a lifesaver for me when I need recipes and ideas on what to fix for my picky eater.
(This photo is from the Jennie-O website.)
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For more information on Jennie-O go to: https://www.jennieo.com
*Product coupons received. All oopinions are my own.
Do you have that Olympic fever running through your veins? Did a sense of pride wash over you when Michael Phelps won his 28th Olympic medal? Were you wiping away tears when Simone Biles and Aly Raisman won silver and gold in Women’s Gymnastics? If so, then exude the winner you truly are with these champion products from Molton Brown, Philip B, and Lauren B. Beauty!
Molton Brown Oudh Accord & Gold Body Wash ($33) includes real gold flakes, making this the ultimate first place cleanser
Philip B. Gravity-Defying Gel ($31) gives you professional strength hold and winning style all day long
Lauren B. Beauty in Where’s My Oscar? ($18) gives your fingers the golden standard for days on end
Once again, I am beyond happy with my monthly Degustabox! This month's box ROCKS! It was filled to the brim with the most amazing goodies.
I was really impressed! I had a lot of fun unpacking the box, and trying to arrange the goodies so that I could take some pictures of them before my kids started grabbing the loot. I am always very happy to share, but first things first! Look at all this stuff!
I am going to go down the list and let you know about each product that was in August's box, and how I feel about each product. Here goes:
Vermont Meat Sticks are delicious little meat sticks that are made from nourishing real meat protein you can enjoy on the go! Vermont Smoke & Cure has been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats & meat snacks since 1962. Our team of employee-owners makes everything in their Smokehouse right in the hills of Vermont. All of their meats are raised without antibiotics or hormones and are always vegetarian-fed and never have any artificial preservatives or added sodium nitrites, and are allergen free. The Cracked Pepper Meat Stick is crafted with lean beef and pork, cracked pepper and a classic mix of spices. The Turkey Pepperoni has the classic pepperoni flavor, crafted with turkey, peppers, paprika and garlic.
My son, Braxton loves these. I plan to buy them for his school lunches. He gets to bring a snack to eat in the classroom, too, so Vermont Meat Sticks will give him the energy he needs to get through the school day. Perfect for after school, too!
Goya Maria Cookies are a favorite across Latin America and Spain. These buttery biscuits are simply the perfect treat for any time of the day. Enjoy their crunchy sweetness alone or use them to make spectacular Latin-flavored desserts.
Oh my goodness! I am in LOVE with these delicious cookies. They kind of remind me of Graham crackers, but a more luxurious kind. I tried to keep these for myself, but alas, I found the empty wrapper next to my daughter's bed the next morning. I guess I did not hide them good enough, but that's okay! Nothing is too good for my baby girl (who is 18.)
JM SMUCKER White Lily White Grape and Wheat Flour ~ The indulgent flavor of chardonnay grape seed flour combined with Shepherd's Grain® wheat will help you reinvent your favorite recipe. Replace traditional all-purpose flour with our White Grape Seed Flour Blend in your favorite sweet or savory baked goods to add rich flavor.
I had honestly never even heard of white grape four before. I intend to look up some recipes and see what I can make! Pinterest, here I come!
POST Honey Bunches of Oats Strawberry~ features the perfect combination of and dried ripe strawberries, crispy whole grain flakes and tasty, crunchy granola clusters, along with a touch of honey for sweetness. My family's favorite cereal! We even eat it for dinner.
Oregon Chai Tea fills your cup with all-natural ingredients. In fact, most of Oregon Chai's concentrates are over 90% organic. I haven't tried this Chai Tea yet, but I am excited to try it because I live in Oregon!
LOACKER Rose of the Dolomites offers the perfect arrangement: genuine high-quality ingredients and a sublime blend of exquisite cream, crunchy hazelnut pieces, and smooth petals made out of dark, white or milk chocolate.
There were TWO boxes of these delectable chocolates in this months box! How lucky is that? My daughters and I were all over these like flies on a rib roast! The perfect chocolate indulgence.
Sir Kensington's Chipotle Mayonnaise brings a New-World intensity to an Old-World classic. With a rich, smoky combination of chipotle peppers in adobo and notes of cumin, garlic, and tomato, it's the perfect accompaniment to fish tacos, grilled corn, and anything that lies between two slices of bread.
I honestly have not tried this product out yet, but I would think it would really liven up an otherwise plain turkey sandwich! Sounds so good!
ALO Allure Pulp Free ALO Drink starts with the natural benefits of aloe vera, which is hand-picked from our organic aloe vera farm and hand-filleted, ensuring goodness that is straight from the leaf, never from powder. This crisp, refreshing base of real aloe vera pulp and juice is then enhanced with a mix of real fruits, vegetables, and healthful ingredients to create a variety of unique flavors.
I love this drink! I was a little worried that I would not like the taste, but it was very good. I would definitely buy this juice again.
Popchips® All-New Ridges is one of the hottest snacks brands in North America and the UK, and is a delicious line of popped potato chips with all the flavor and half the fat of fried chips. popchips has been winning awards and acclaim since its launch in 2007, while garnering a passionate following among trendsetters, moms, sports enthusiasts, and celebrities alike. popchips' fans include Jillian Michaels, Ashton Kutcher, and Sean (Diddy) Combs.
I love Popchips! What more can I say? My nine-year old son loves them, too and I let him have this little bag. Since he liked them so much, I will be getting these for his school lunches.
Cow Tales are a unique combination of chewy caramel, wrapped around a cream center. They can be found in individual 1oz sticks or as Mini Cow Tales. Cow Tales are nut-free and are made in the USA. Made with wheat and dairy cream, these sweet treats are the perfect on the go snack. Cow Tales are available in four flavors; vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and caramel apple. Learn more about this great product at www.cowtales.com
This was a generous sized bag of Cow Tales! Regardless, they were all gone the next day. I do admit, I had my fair share of them. It's weird, I always see Cow Tales in the stores, but have never really tried them. Once I got a taste of them from Degustabox, I couldn't stop! I love the yummy caramel with the creamy center. I had no idea that they were made with wheat and dairy cream! That makes them seem 'healthy.' If not, I can always just convince myself that Cow Tales are good for me, right? They are addicting!
Be sure to check out Degustabox on their website and social media channels:
US Site: https://www.degustabox.com/us/
Germany and Spain Instagram accounts:
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Get all of the benefits of a luxurious Spa foot soak with none of the hassle! The benefits of foot soaking has been documented for thousands of years. Soakies foot soak booties were created to make people's lives easier. Soakees are durable - pliable - endlessly reusable - fits any size foot - are lightweight.
With Soakees you will never need a heavy messy tub of water on the floor ever again. Do you know a tub of water can weigh up to 25 pounds? Soakees - maybe 2 pounds of water weight - which would you prefer to use?
Soakees is a set of 2 "Slip -On and Tie" Foot Soaking Booties a person can use absolutely anywhere, anytime and anyplace and only needs 2-3 cups of water, vs the 2-3 gallons a "Foot Spa" floor tub needs. The foot care market is huge - but the soaking process has been done the exact same way since the days of Cleopatra - we have developed a easier and more convenient option.
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Constructed from medical grade vinyl, Soakees are shaped in a foot design 16" tall, 16" wide with a 13" length from toe to heel. We have added a 36" webbed nylon tie attached to the side to wrap around the leg and secure. All a person needs to do is slip on a Soakees per foot - add 2-3 cups of water - wrap the attached tie around each leg and then sit back to enjoy a warm or cool foot soak - as desired. Once finished the person slips off the Soakees and steps onto a towel to dry off the bottom of the foot - take the Soakees to the sink to dump the water - then fold them up for the next use. Simple. Allow me to share some of the highlights:
Freedom - Unlike a "tub" of water Soakees allows the user to have freedom to use:
* As you are working at a desk
* Sitting on the back porch
* In a hotel room after a long airplane flight or a long day of walking
* In a cruise ship cabin after sightseeing all day in exotic places
* While you are in a airplane or on a train
* On the foot of a person in a wheelchair (no other product can offer that)
* In a work cubicle - as you work
* While you are having your hair done
* While you are having your make up done
* Anywhere - Anytime and Anyplace
* At Home Pedicure
* To relieve Swollen Feet and Legs
* To stop foot pain
* To ice a sports injury
* To treat Foot Odor, Foot Fungus or Toe Fungus
* To treat ingrown toenails, bunions, soften hard heels or soothe feet suffering from high heel shoes syndrome
* To just feel good! All it takes is 20 minutes and you are good to go again.
I received a pair of Soakies for review. I filled mine with about a cup or two of warm water, a few drops of peppermint oil and a few teaspoons of Epsom salts. I kept them on my feet for about 20 minutes. They felt amazing. My feet have never felt so refreshed!
You will receive
Free Peppermint scented foot salts with all Soakees Foot Bath Booties orders.....a great way to relax......!
For more information or to place an order go to: http://www.soakees.com/
Purchase Soakees Slip-On and Tie Foot Soaking Bootieson Amazon
*Product received. All opinions are my own.