Thursday, January 31, 2013

Looking for a tasty new recipe to create?

George Duran, host of TLC's The Ultimate Cake Off will be appearing on HSN Monday Feb 4th.  He will be on from 9-10 AM est to share his twist on the average mac n' cheese.  George will be spicing up a classic recipe and featuring his modern recipe for fiery tomato-basil mac n' cheese. He's a big fan of IMUSA cookware!



Here's a sneak peek of the segment!

http://www.hsn.com/watch-hsn-live_xh.aspx?o=!LNONAIR&cm_re=LeftNav-_-OnAirNow_Live-_-link&ocm=oan



Ingredients:
1 lb. macaroni (elbow)
Kosher Salt
2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 cup packed fresh basil, chopped
1 stick butter
½ cup flour
5 cups whole milk
4 cups (16 oz) sharp cheddar, grated
For Topping
1 ½ cup Italian Style breadcrumbs
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Basil leaves for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Preparation:
Bring 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil and add salt to taste. Then, add macaroni and stir gently allowing it boil for about 7 minutes until “al dente”. Remove from heat and drain well and place in an extra large bowl. Add both cans of diced tomatoes and chopped basil and mix with a rubber spatula. Set aside. For b├ęchamel sauce start by making a roux in a medium stock pot. Melt butter under medium heat and whisk in flour. Keep whisking for under medium heat until roux is browned, about 5-6 minutes. Add 2 tsp. salt. Gently whisk in the milk until properly combined. Constantly whisk the sauce until it thickens and begins to simmer, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and add 4 cups of cheddar. Gently mix it with a rubber spatula until completely melted. Combine cheese sauce and macaroni and pour into a caldero (for best results use an IMUSA Evolution Nonstick Caldero). Make topping by combining all of the ingredients and spread it evenly on top of mac and cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve and garnish with basil.
This sounds delicious! If you're looking for a new twist on a old favorite, I highly suggest trying this.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

FrostyBowlz Giveaway

While it's important to pamper yourself, it's equally as important to pamper your furry baby too.  Our furry friends show us love and compassion unconditionally, so why not show them the same back? You know they deserve it! I always go out of my way to spoil my dog Colby.  If only pets lived as long as people!


FrostyBowlz keeps your pet's water and food cold all day long.  No longer will you have to worry about refilling the water or adding ice cube to ensure that Fido or Sparky has cold food and water to drink, FrostyBowlz takes care of that concern for you! The unique freezable core in the product contains a non-toxic gel which keeps your pet's water refreshingly cold and the food fresh.  Just simply place the Frosty core in the freezer, take it out and place the stainless steel bowl over the frozen Frostycore and pour water into the bowl. It's as easy as that and your pooch will be tail waggin' happy to drink that refreshing water, especially in the dead of summer.  When you leave for work in the morning, rest easy knowing that your dog will have cool water all day to drink.



This product is great for your dog to have outside in the summer.  If you and your family want to sit in the backyard in the summer, bring out the family pet to join you.  Give him a shady spot and a nice cool bowl of water in the FrostyBowlz and let him join in the fun too. Don't forget about your cat either, they will also enjoy the great cooling benefits from the bowl.

The color is gender neutral and perfect for a male or female pet. 



Introduce FrostyBowlz into your pet's life and watch them go purrin' or woofin' crazy for it!







Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chic Shave Review and Giveaway

Ladies, wouldn't it be nice if you could get a luxurious and moisturizing shave each time you shaved? I know it's annoying to shave with a dull, old razor that leaves your skin rough and painful after using it.  It's time to ditch that razor and step into 2013 and receive the ultimate in shaving technology.  Chic Shave knows all about an unbeatable smoothness.



Chic Shave is a premium monthly razor delivery for women and the best female shaver around. The subscription is $9 a month.  Who has time to shop for expensive razors that dull quickly? Chic shave promises to keep your skin healthy and is cheaper than store brand razors.  The three different razors offered by this brand are comfortable to hold and feature a rubber grip, 5 comfort coated blades, and enhanced moisturizing properties that surround the entire razor for a clean, luxurious shave.  You also receive 2 replacement blade cartridges per month. If your husband is tired of you using his blade to achieve that optimal shave, now you have no excuse to stop when you introduce Chic Shave into your life.

I was sent the "Pink Lady" razor. This razor is the brand's signature 5 blade razor.  It has 5 comfort coated blades enhanced with aloe, vitamin E and botanical oil lubricating halo that surrounds the entire razor.  The convenient flexible pivoting head on reaches those hard to reach areas with ease.


This razor immediately appealed to me because pink is my favorite color.  It came in a cute pink sheer drawstring bag.  What I first noticed right away was how comfortable the hand was to hold.  The rubber grip is like a pillow for your hands when you use it. I can't remember a time where my razor didn't have an uncomfortable plastic handle, so this was a nice change.  The pink color is bright and vivid and very girly, which I am. 

I used this razor to shave my legs not long after receiving it.  The razor glided over my legs with ease and precision. I felt no pain and the comfort coated blades were like heaven on my legs. I sometimes get nicks when using a brand new blade for the first time, but I didn't with this one. I touched my legs after using the razor and they were very smooth and felt hydrated.  I didn't use any shaving cream at all.  I wanted to test out the blade with just water, nothing else.  I really was impressed with the results since I regularly use shaving cream to obtain that optimal moisturized smoothness.

What's even more impressive is that two days later my legs were still smooth and didn't feel rough at all.  If you're looking for a razor to give your legs a little TLC, Chic Shave is your answer.







Thursday, January 24, 2013

Healthy Hair Plus Review

Having gorgeous hair isn't achieved from luck or styling products, although good styling products help.  The basis of great hair results from a deep cleansing shampoo that leaves your hair and scalp feeling fresh and revived. Wouldn't you love to use a shampoo and conditioner that is guaranteed to help your hair look its best? I know I would.  It's essential that everyone has a little Healthy Hair Plus in their lives.



Healthy Hair Plus products are dedicated to helping you achieve the healthiest hair possible. Some of their products include hair growth shampoo, follicle stimulators, hair nutrition vitamins and hair growth stimulators, among many other items. The items available at HHP are effective and contain only natural based ingredients. If you're looking for a special healthy hair product, I can guarantee that they have it!

I'm always on the lookout to try new shampoo's and conditioners.  I wash and condition my hair every single day.  I don't like the feeling of having dirty hair.  I can't go about my day if I don't have clean hair. Since I regularly style my hair with a heat tools, it's important to use a deep-cleaning shampoo that will wash out of all the hair products and serums that you use.



I was sent a large case of Follicleanse shampoo and no weight conditioner to try.  After reading the product label and doing a little research online, I was really excited to try the shampoo. The case couldn't have come on a better day either since I was about to run out of shampoo.  The Follicleanse shampoo promises you that it blocks DHT and cleans oil, dirt and build up. It stimulates blood flow and increases new hair growth.  It also helps eliminate dandruff, an oily scalp and flaking, if you suffer from any of these.

The shampoo comes in a no frills, simple bottle.  There is not a lot of color or pictures on the label at all.  I think this is smart since it would take away from the main idea of what the product is for. I say keep it sweet and simple.

The product comes out of the bottle easily and smoothly.  It doesn't have a distinct smell at all. I like shampoos that have scents to them, and it might be nice in the future if a light fragrance was added. The shampoo lathers up really nicely and rinses cleanly and effortlessly. I like the avocado-ish green color of it.  It is a natural color that reminds me of the earth, and the environment.



I used the conditioner next. I have to use conditioner on a regular basis or I can barely comb my hair after a shower, not to mention it looks awful. The no weight conditioner is a light-weight, daily-use product that does not weigh down hair. This product is meant for all hair types.  It protects and seals in moisture without heaviness, and the botanicals in the conditioner build strength and repair damage.

The conditioner came out of the bottle in pretty ribbons into my hand.  I combed it through my hair and left it on for 5 minutes, for a deep condition, before rinsing it out.  My hair felt very smooth and alive after rinsing it.  After I blow dryed my hair I surveyed the results.  My hair looked and felt very clean and it was easy to brush out, which is always a sign of a good conditioner. 

What I like most about the products is that they are natural. They aren't filled with harmful ingredients and additives designed to hurt your hair, but Healthy Hair Plus products only promote clean and healthy hair.  I look forward to keeping my shower stocked with them.

*DISCLOSURE* I received these products complimentary in exchange for this review.




Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Over You Giveaway

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that not everybody loves.  People think that there shouldn't just be one specific day a year to show the person that you love that you care about them, but you should let them know how you feel everyday.  I think it's fun to have one day a year to exchange small gifts, cards and candy.  This time of year can be tough if you don't have a special person to share it with, but don't let that get you down! Enjoy the festivities and of course the yummy chocolates.

Over You is a brand new novel written by the best selling authors of the Nanny Diaries Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.  The book follows relationship guru Max Scott on her quest to heal all of Manhattan's broken hearted.  Max is a relateable fun and fearless female character that tackles one of life's toughest relationship issues, proving that independent girls can have just as much fun on their own.

It's time for single girls to celebrate being single! If you're unattached, skip the chocolate, roses and teddy bears and treat yourself to a copy of Over You! It's the perfect gift for yourself and surely will keep you entertained.  Let yourself slip away into a fantasy world that doesn't star you as the main character.  You'll appreciate the break. Maybe you can even nibble on a few chocolate while you read?

Even if you're not single, Over You is still a fun read that any gal will enjoy.





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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Simply Bridal Review

As you all know, I'm getting married in August.  As soon as I got engaged about a month ago, I started thinking about what kind of dress I wanted.  I am not a traditional person by any means and I knew I didn't want a very simple and plain dress. I wanted something with lots of layers and beadwork. When I stumbled upon Simply Bridal, I knew I had to wear one of their dresses on my special day!



Simply Bridal specializes in creating made to order dresses at very affordable prices. There are a variety of different styles and cuts made to make any bride ecstatic.  Whether you want a dress with lots of personality or a dress that is more traditional, I promise the dress for you awaits you. Simply Bridal also offers bridesmaids dresses and wedding jewelry. When I was told I could select one of their dresses for review, I was very excited! I browsed the website and eventually settled on the beautiful Monique gown. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was the dress for me.


Close up of front


A close up of the beadwork and back detail

This dress is gorgeous! It was shipped extremely fast.  I used their size chart provided on the website to determine my size.  I could have gone with my normal size but I wanted to go up to the next size just in case I needed anything taken in. It's much easier to have the dress taken in rather than be in trouble when the dress is your normal size and is too tight.  The strapless detail is perfect for an August wedding.

As soon as I took the dress out of the box, I was surprised at how something so big could fit in a such a small package! It came with a great hanging zippered bag to store the dress in. I actually washed my hands a few times before I touched it because I was so worried about getting dirt or anything on it.  That would be terrible!  The dress is heavy and very high quality.  The beadwork is beautiful as is the gorgeous deep white color.  There is a flower like pattern created from the beads.  There are small sequins all over the front and back, which gives an extra oomph of style and personality.  I can tell a lot of time and dedication went into creating the dress. The back of the gown is a corset style. When I first put the dress on it it was big in the top and I was worried it was going to be too big on me.   I had to have someone help me lace up the back, but once it was laced up and tighter, the fit was perfect.  I love how it looks on and it compliments my shape well! My only concern is that I don't want to gain any weight between now and August. :)

The many layers on the organza skirt are fantastic.  I love how the bottom is flowy but doesn't make you look like a cupcake at all.  The layers really complete the dress and make it what it is.  Since I am only 5'0 I will probably have the dress hemmed in the length a little.  It is manageable with heels on but I don't want to feel like I'm tripping over it when I wear it.

I'm honestly so impressed with Simply Bridal, I highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for THE dress for their big day.  I feel like a princess in the dress. The best part is that it looks like a very expensive designer dress, but for half the price! I can't wait to wear it when I walk down the aisle this summer! For right now it will have to hang out in my closet in the zippered bag for a few more months. :)

*DISCLOSURE* I received this dress complimentary in exchange for this review.




Friday, January 18, 2013

Lean Cuisine Review and Giveaway

If I'm looking for a quick and easy lunch, I often opt for Lean Cuisine.  Since they offer so many different meal options, you'll quickly form new favorites.  The food is tasty and low in fat and calories which you can't beat, not to mention very convenient. I've been enjoying Lean Cuisine for many years now and always am on the lookout for new additions from them. 



Lean Cuisine is a brand of frozen entrees and dinners.  The brand began as a low-fat, low calorie version of Stouffer's products. Today, the line-up includes traditional dinners, ethnic dishes, pizzas, whole grain Spa cuisine entrees and paninis.  All LC items are required to meet the "lean" criteria of less than 10g of fat, 4.5 g or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg of cholesterol. The dishes are also calorie-controlled, with most items in the 200-300 calorie range. My favorite LC meals are the panini's, pizzas, and pasta.  I also enjoy the sesame chicken and fiesta grilled chicken too.  There are so many options, guaranteed to satisfy anyone.

The big in taste but low in calorie brand has recently come out with a new product. Salad lovers listen up, Forget spending $10 on a speciality salad at a market or restaurant, make your own and save money. Lean Cuisine has come out with four new salad additions in the flavors of: Asian style chicken salad, bistro chicken salad, cranberry and chicken salad and south-west style chicken salad.  Each salad comes with its own ingredients and dressing already packaged, all you have to do is provide the greens.



I was sent two varieties of the salads to try, Asian style chicken salad and the cranberry and chicken.  I think this is a very innotivate idea.  I love to eat salads but it can be a pain to buy all of the ingredients and chop up the veggies.  Not to mention all of the ingredients can be costly too.  I am much more inclined to eat a salad when it's already created for me. 

The cranberry and chicken salad sound delicious to me, so  I decided to try that one first.  This salad comes with raspberry cabernet vinaigrette, grilled white meat chicken, diced cranberries, broccoli, red onions, yellow carrots, and crunchy sesame sticks.  How fantastic does the salad sound already?

I brought this to work to have for lunch today. I brought some spinach leaves to use as the base of the salad.  I try to be good during the week and eat healthy. Having this helped me to stay on track.  The salad was really easy to make.  The first step is to prepare the salad dressing.  You just have to let the packet thaw in a glasss of room temperature water since it is frozen.  I am not a big dressing lover so I knew I wouldn't be using much of it.  You put the chicken, fruit and vegetable steam pouch in the microwave and cook for about 2 and a half minutes.  Then you put the greens of your choice in the bowl, put the heated ingredients in and toss.  I finished everything off by adding the yummy crunchy sticks and a light layer of dressing.  

The salad was really delicious actually!  I thought the chicken was juicy and had a nice flavor to it. All of the veggies were steamed and cooked well and the cranberries were perfectly tart.  The crunchy sesame sticks gave a nice added crunch that I really liked. The raspberry dressing was very interesting.  I really enjoyed the sweet flavor of it and it paired fabulously with the chicken and the cranberries.  I was impressed at how fresh the salad tasted considering it came out of my microwave.  What I love most is that this is a low-cost lunch that you would pay big bucks for at a restaurant.  The whole salad has 280 calories which I think is not bad at all. This salad would be perfect for lunch or school or even for anyone on the go.

I look forward to trying the Asian chicken salad soon, I just have to buy more lettuce! :)

Five lucky winners will get to have their salad dreams come true when they win a Lean Cuisine prize pack featuring 5 Lean Cuisine free product coupons to purchase a salad addition of their choice, 5 Fresh express free product coupons to purchase lettuce, 1 lunch bag and a pair of salad tongs.



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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alexia Foods Giveaway

Comfort foods bring families and friends together.  There's something that just puts a smile on your face to be with your loved ones and enjoy delicious foods simultanously. Alexia foods are best shared over warm conversation and a lot of laughs. Make sure the next time you have a family gathering to not forget Alexia ciabatta rolls or sweet potato fries!
Alexia offers all natural, trans fat, organic snacks and appetizers that are high in taste and flavor. Once you try Alexia, you will be instantly hooked.  Don't blame me for your new addiction. Alexia has a wide variety of products in their tasty line up.  How does onion rings, sweet potato rolls or waffle fries sound to you? Maybe ciabatta rolls or mozzarella sticks are more your style? Everything that they produce turns to gold, I promise. I could go for some mozzarella sticks right now. Next time you're in the Alexia section of the frozen food section of the grocery store, I can guarantee you will find a product that you will love.

Alexia has recently debuted a new product, sweet potato rolls! I know you're drooling.  Don't worry, I'll let you compose yourself before you read on.



These round pieces of potato goodness are made from the finest all natural ingredients.  They have 8 grams of whole grains per serving and are one of the first of their kind.  Not only are these big in taste, I love how much whole grain they pack too! What a win-win.

I've been enjoying Alexia products for years and I always love when they debut a new product.  I consider it a gift from the heavens! :)

If you've never tried any Alexia products before, you're in for a gigantic treat! One lucky winner will win a free product coupon for any Alexia item of their choice, Alexia branded apron and kitchen timer.


 Good luck and may the most potato-y person win!





 
 



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cuff-Daddy Giveaway

When I picture cuff links, I envision businessmen in a meeting discuss financial reports.  Cuff links to me are an elegant accessory worn with fancy work shirts or suits. Usually they come in a simple design and style and don't have much flair to them.  I never thought a man's accessory could be fun and stylish until I stumbled upon Cuff-Daddy.



Cuff-Daddy is a cuff links retailer that specializes in unique, high quality cuff links at discount prices. They manufacture the best discount cuff links for men and also carry a large selection of ladies cuff links.  The cuff links sold at Cuff-Daddy are so fun and unique! Trade in that boring old pair of silver monogrammed cuff links for a fantastic pair of basketball cuff links or French flag cuff links? There are so many choices, surely something to represent any one's taste and style.  You care about how you dress and want to look good, why not add some personality to your sleeves too? Anything from Cuff-Daddy will surely be a conversation piece.

If you have any car fans or classic car fans in your family, they will go nuts for the white hot rod cuff links! These are very cool and I know I would definitely ask someone about the cool links if I saw them wearing them.

These cuff links are in the design of an AC Cobra.  The AC Cobra is one of the coolest, loudest and fastest cars around.  These would be a perfect gift for your dad, brother, or husband for their birthday. You could even treat yourself to them too. It's only normal to spoil ourselves every once in a while. Any guy would love the opportunity to wear these.  The cuff links come in a protective case to store them in when you're not wearing them. Make the office more fun!


Be prepared for people to strike up conversation with you when they see you wearing them! They might even be a little envious too. :)





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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Otterbox Review

I'm not a big technology person, but I do love my iPhone.  I check my email and run my blog on it when I'm away from the computer.  I stay in touch with my friends and family through texting and phone calls.  Of course I also like to play the occasional game and download a new fun app too.  When you constantly use your phone, it's likely to have normal wear and tear from daily life.  It's important to protect it as best as possible with a durable case.  Make sure the name of that case is Otterbox.



Otterbox designs and manufacturers protective cases for smartphones, tablets and mobile technology. The cases come in a variety of styles and colors for anyone's tastes.  Whether you want a plain blue or black case, or even one with flowers on the back, Otterbox has you covered.  There are different case series that protect against dust, scratches and dropping.  I've heard wonderful things about the Otterbox and knew that I eventually wanted to try one of their cases one day.  Right now I was in dire need of a new iPhone case.  I have a leopard one which I love, but it is not great quality and the sides don't offer protection against drops.   Since I have dropped my phone a number of times, the sides of the case have cracked and broken slightly.  It's a wonder the screen hasn't cracked either since it didn't have a screen protector.  I thank the iPhone gods for that! Due to all of these reasons, I'm glad the Otterbox is now in my life.

When I received the opportunity to try an Otterbox case, I was really excited.  I browsed the website and looked at all of the gorgeous iPhone cases and wondered if I was in Apple heaven.  I believed I was.

I finally settled on the perennial iPhone 4S case in the defender series. The front of the case is black, but the back has the pattern on it.  I loved it as soon as I saw it.  Pink is my favorite color and the beautiful flower pattern was right up my alley.

This case features a robust three layer protection which withstands drops, bumps and shocks. The built in screen protector, which is my favorite part, protects against scratches. The port covers keep out dirt and debris.  The case come with a belt clip but I'm not going to use that.  I usually just keep my phone in my purse.  My new home for my iPhone came extremely quickly after placing the order.  I always love speedy service! When I received the case I was a little unsure of how I was to put the phone into it.  There was an instruction manual but it still was a little confusing.  I ended up watching a YouTube video on how to put an Otterbox case on your phone.  The video was wonderful and did a great job of explaining how to do it.  Within minutes, my perennial was in bloom! The case fit the phone like a dream and I noticed that there was no open spaces on the phone anywhere where damage could potentially happen. You're still able to easily access the volume controls and and the charging port through the case.

What I like most about the case is the screen protector.  Sometimes I'm a little clumsy and I drop my phone. Like I mentioned earlier, I am very lucky that my screen has never cracked when I dropped it.  Not only would this be terrible, it would be costly too.  I don't have to worry anymore about this potentially happening.

The pink hue on the back of the phone is vibrant and brilliant.  Bright colors always make me more cheerful and anytime I look at it, it makes me happy.

The phone is very easy to use in the case.  I've had no trouble with the touchscreen not recognizing my finger through the screen protector or anything like that. The case is slightly heavier now but that's because the otter is working overtime to make sure your phone is safe and sound.  By the way, I really love that otter.  I want to give him a hug.

I'm very satisfied with the case so far and I look forward to using it for some time to come! If you're looking for an iPhone case that will truly protect your phone and keep it stylish at the same time, I highly recommend Otterbox.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Wedding Update!

We are very close to booking a venue.  I'll update you with more details soon.  I'll be ready to send out my save the dates pretty soon!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Livescribe Sky Wi-fi Smartpen Review

Let's take a quick trip down memory lane back to school, shall we? My school years weren't so long ago so I can clearly remember them.  A task that I didn't like much during class was taking notes.  Flawless note taking is practically impossible to achieve.  The teacher could explain a lesson quickly and you don't have time to get in all of the key points necessary. You have to end up abbreviating your notes to make sure you capture everything important. Wouldn't it have been so much easier to have a pen to record extra important details from notes? I know I would have loved that!



Livescribe smart pens digitally capture everything you hear and write, allowing you to simply tap your ink and play back everything you recorded at that specific moment. The Sky wi-fi smart pen wirelessly syncs your notes and audio with your Evernote account, making them immediately accessible on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or the web. When paired with your mobile device, the pen offers the natural feel and precision of writing on paper with the advantages of viewing, sharing, and saving handwritten notes on a tablet! 

This is the perfect present for a college or high school student especially around exam time.  Don't forget those office employees too! The smartpen would come in handy during a meeting or any other time notes need to be taken.  The pen is small and compact enough to fit in a purse, a brief case, a locker, or even your car.



I chose to give this pen to my fiance because he's in graduate school at the moment.  He's constantly taking notes and wants to be as clear and concise as possible.  He's been nothing but happy with the pen since receiving it.  The pen is chunky but still easy to hold and use, he tells me.  The black hue is modern and stylish. The pen ink also flows well and is consistent when he writes. 

The pen is definitely a lifesaver. He really likes being able to record specific key points, notes, and diagrams that go directly to his Evernote account online.  If you try to write everything the professor says, you're going to miss things.  He makes sure to record the extra important notes the professor says, so he has it for reference later. Tap your notes and high quality audio plays back what you just recorded.  The pen has an easy-to-read digital display on the front face.

An Evernote account is very easy to create and everything you save to the account will be there to view anytime you want. The wireless syncing is very handy as you don't have to worry about forgetting to upload the notes, or even dealing with cords to sync! 

My fiance says that the smartpen making note taking much easier and less stressful! The pen stays in a zippered compartment in his backpack for easy access.

If you're looking for an easier way to manage your notebook or notepad, Livescribe's waiting to help you!



Not Getting a Good Nights Sleep Lately?

Restless Disturbed Nights Over Now I Have Memory Foam
Besides poor health, there is another thing that can give you restless disturbed nights, which is a poor quality mattress. If you haven’t been able to have a good night’s sleep, it is a high time that you invested in a high quality mattress, which is none other than a memory foam mattress. There are a number of ways in which this type of mattress can eliminate your restlessness or disturbance at night. They are as follows: -
 
      It reduces back pain and aches
If you usually experience back pain and aches during the night, it is more likely that your mattress isn’t as comfortable as it should be. Memory foam is uniquely designed to relieve pressure points and keep your spine properly aligned. Doctors also recommend firm mattresses as very helpful in reducing back pain, and this type of mattress is good enough to help you have restful nights.


   
     It maintains even temperatures
You may be having restless and disturbed nights due to either very high or low temperatures. With this type of mattress, you can rest assured that this will become a problem of the past. This is because the mattress is sensitive to temperature changes. It tends to conform and soften when the temperatures are high, and on the other hand becomes firmer and viscous when the temperatures are low.
 
I    It reduces motion transfer
A spouse who tosses and turns in bed can cause a lot of disturbance at night. What you need is a mattress that eliminates motion transfer between sleep partners and in this case, memory foam is the most ideal. Its firmness makes it resistant to motion, making it hard for one to notice that his spouse is making movements in bed. It also has the ability to distribute weight evenly, making it very good for you both, whether you sleep on your back, side or your abdomen. The fact that this type of mattress does not have inner springs makes it ideal if you are looking forward to have quiet nights.
 
     It is hypoallergenic
If you are suffering from allergy, asthma or any other type of respiratory disease, it would be wise if you choose a mattress that will not deteriorate your condition. Memory foam is hypoallergenic, which means that it is very ideal for people suffering from allergies. Unlike many other types of mattresses on the market, this type of mattress neither produces dust, nor attracts bed bugs.

Besides mattresses, you can also experience some benefits with memory foam pillows and mattress toppers. In order for you to experience these immense benefits brought about by these outstanding products, it would be a wise thing for you to buy from a reliable online shop. You must ensure that the store that you intend to buy from has a good reputation in availing high quality memory foam mattresses to interested buyers. You can also check out for discounts and other excellent after sale services that will make your purchase worth while. 

*DISCLOSURE* This is a guest post which I am being compensated for posting.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

John Frieda Giveaway

Let's face it, we all have bad hair days.  On those days, we just want to wear a hat and hide from people.  If you feel this way, you're certainly not alone! John Frieda has created products to tame frizz and flyaways and help you feel more confident with your appearance.  It's time to face the world with a smile!



John Frieda is an English celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salons and styling products. This brand is your go-to choice for keeping your hair looking fabulous and beautiful at all times. John Frieda produces shampoos and conditioners, and volumizing products and serums.  Of course you can't forget hair brushes, blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons too! Whatever you need to make your look its best, John Frieda is there for you.

I know my hair could always use a boost.  I'm always on the lookout for new products meant to give my hair extra body and smooth away those annoying fly-away's. John Frieda is one brand that I've had immediate success with.  I've been using their shampoo's for years now and always love the results I achieve. Let John Frieda work his hair magic on you with the following products:

A small change can make a big difference to the healthy look of your hair. This shampoo with natural eucylptus hydrates your scalp, nourishes from roots to ends and stimulates your senses.  You will achieve hair that's noticeably more radiant and resilient with every use of the shampoo. This shampoo is safe for color treated hair.

Nourish your hair and scalp with this nourishing and moisturizing conditioner. The eucylpatus ingredient is formulated to deeply hydrate your hair from roots to ends for silky smooth hair. The conditioner acts on dry, depeleted ends and invigorates the scalp.


The John Frieda Frizz-Ease Heat Defense Protective Styling Spray works with heat tools and conditions and straightens for up to 24 hours. With ThermaGuard Complex, it protects against damage from daily heat styling. 



The John Frieda Full Repair Flyaway Tamer is truly a gift from up above! This product works great on taming flyaway's and keeping your up-do looking flawless. Simply use on dried, styled hair and brush wand over broken hairs to smooth unruly flyaway's. Reapply as needed. Your frayed ends will never look better thanks to John Frieda! This is an ideal item for on-the-go touch ups and a boost of shine.

It's time for you to make room in your bathroom for your new beauty routine.  Answer the phone because great hair is on the line!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Good deals!

Have you scored a really good deal lately and saved a lot of money? Tell me, I'd love to hear about it.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Osmotics Giveaway

Winter can take a harsh toll on our skin. The cold air dries out skin and leaves it rough and tired looking.  Moisturizer can help but only temporarily.  Not long after the abrasive and dry skin returns.  Wouldn't it be nice to wake up with revitalized and healthier skin in just 7 days?

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Molecular Repair Treatment is a soothing restorative serum that reduces redness and irritation from dry, harsh climates and aggressive dermal procedures. This treatment is an absolute must for anyone facing changes in climate, stress level, hormones or overall environment.

Try Osmotics and you can rescue dull and stressed skin with a powerful seven night ampouile treatment.  In just 7 days your skin will be firmer, healthier and more radiant! It's time that you had a complexion that glowed from within.

If your skin needs a boost, please keep Osmotics in mind.



Friday, January 4, 2013

Cafe Press Giveaway

There's so many uses for personalized items nowadays.  You could personalize a mug and a totebag with a picture of the grandchildren for grandma, you can personalize a thermos or water bottle with your company's logo too. You can't forget personalized t-shirts for your next fundraiser either.  Personalized items help a memorable event become a reality and leave you with a smile every time you see them.



CafePress is where the world shops for custom t-shirts and other unique gifts that express people's unique personalities.  You'll find millions of one of a kind designs on every topic imaginable.  Whether you're looking for political expressions, funny stickers, or any other kind of fun personalized product. You can make your own personalized gifts with CafePress's easy design tool.  This tool gives you the freedom to add photos and text, and even create designs or logo from scratch.  Get creative and personalize a totebag, coffee mug, t-shirt, bumper sticker, poster and much more.

If you're in the market for a great birthday present for that resident electronic and technology lover in your family, I have a great idea for you!  Why not personalize an iPad case for them? Create it just for them with their favorite animal and their school colors, or even their name on it too.  If they play sports, put their jersey number on it. Create a funky retro pattern that they will love  The possibilities are endless. The case will certainly put a smile on their face when they receive it. You could also keep the case and personalize it to your liking as well.  Nothing wrong with treating yourself! :)

Here are some examples:


As you can see, the style choices are endless.  Let those creatives juices flow!



Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I look forward to bringing you lots of fantastic giveaways and reviews this month! Stay tuned.