Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Sea-Band

I just recently returned from a Trans-Atlantic crossing on a cruise ship. Generally, I do not suffer from motion sickness on these mega liners but this sailing was very different. I noticed many crew members wearing these bands on their wrists and thought that it must be a fashion statement or a sign of solidarity. I later learned that they were Sea-Band wristbands for relief from motion sickness. They actually sell these on board the ship as well. Early on in the cruise, we met a couple and the wife offered to lend me a pair of Sea-Band wristbands. The verdict? They worked. Although we were walking zig zag or bouncing around, up & down and up & down, I never felt sick. The only problem that I did have was that the bands felt kind of tight on my wrists and I have really thin wrists. About the only part of me that's thin nowadays! But they worked and that made my cruise all the more enjoyable. Plus I didn't have to worry about getting drowsy or not being able to enjoy a froo-froo umbrella drink because it might interfere with motion sickness meds.

Now, thanks to Sea-Band, I have my own pair. I received a pair to try along with Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum. I have not had the opportunity to try the gum but I plan to soon. I will be using my Sea-Band wristbands when I'm forced to sit in the backseat of a car, on a plane, on a boat... just about everywhere that I get motion sickness.

Nausea induced by busy and stressful days, filled with traveling and migraine triggers, are unfortunately hallmarks of the holidays. This year, stop nausea in its tracks with Sea-Band Drug-Free Nausea Relief Wristbands. It doesn’t matter whether you suffer from motion sickness, morning sickness or need nausea relief from a migraine, even chemotherapy treatment or post-surgery; it’s time for you to join the “band wagon” for drug-free nausea relief from Sea-Band!

How Sea-Band Works…
Approved by the FDA, Sea-Band is the leading drug-free remedy for, motion sickness, morning sickness, chemotherapy nausea and post-operative nausea. Most recently, a 2010 study, carried out at a German clinic specializing in migraine and headache therapy, showed that Sea-Band wristbands significantly reduced nausea and vomiting: 83% noticed perceptible reduction and 44% found their symptoms markedly reduced.

Sea-Band works by exerting constant, gentle pressure on a point on the inner wrist known as the Pericardium 6 (P6) acupressure point. It brings effective relief within five minutes of being applied and can be used before or after the onset of nausea. The all-natural, drug-free, latex-free Sea-Band does not cause the side-effects often associated with anti-nausea medication such as drowsiness, disorientation, dry mouth or possible interactions with other drugs. It’s safe for pregnant women, children, and patients taking prescription medications. Packaged in a convenient carry-case, they are washable and reusable, and available a variety of colors in sizes for adults and children.

Click here to watch an informative video about how Sea-Band wristbands work.  In addition, the company also offers Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum, for fast nausea relief with fresh, uplifting flavor. Each piece of the great tasting gum contains 25 mg of ginger oil (equivalent to 8 grams of fresh ginger root).

Sea-Band products are available in the U.S. in Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, as well as in Canada in Overwaitea, IDA, Familiprix, Guardian and other independent drugstores or pharmacies throughout North America or online at and at
Suggested retail price is $10.99 per pair in the US , and $12.99 in Canada .

You can also connect with Sea-Band on  Facebook

This post was written for Family Review Network & Sea-Band who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

WIN A Pair of Sea-Band wrist bands and a pack of Anti Nausea Ginger Gum

**Note: You can enter using Facebook OR e-mail**

Review: The Zero Scale

For the last 10 years or so, I have been in constant battle with my weight. I generally get frustrated with the actual weight and just give up. Sometimes I can be dieting for a few days and I don't see much change in the number. So why deprive myself of that piece of cake since I am not losing any weight anyway. I actually may be losing and can't really tell by looking at my scale.

I recently received The ZERO Scale™ to review. I was curious enough to want to try  it. Quite honestly, I wasn't sure how I felt about the concept of not seeing my actual weight. I've been using the scale sporadically since I received it, quite frankly, I'm not actually dieting right now. But immediately after the holidays, I'll really be getting serious about losing the weight. I hope!

But I digress, I really liked this scale. Say you're dieting, and day one you weigh in at 125 lbs. Day 2 of practically starving you're still at 125. Day 3 comes along and the freakin' scale still reads 125. If you're like me, you quit because you do not see any results. BUT, with The ZERO Scale™ on day 2 you might see that you actually lost 8 oz and day 3 you lost an additional 7 oz. But since you didn't actually hit the full 1 lb lost,  on a regular scale the number would remain the same. In reality, you're on track to a healthy 2lbs per week weight loss.

Same goes with weight gain, if you weigh in on The ZERO Scale™ and it reads 2oz gain, you more than likely will just figure that you can pee it out! But if you weighed yourself on a conventional scale and weighed in at 125 and you didn't actually know that your actual weight was 125 & 14 oz, those 2 extra oz would weigh you in at 126 and freak you out! When I say you, I actually mean me!

If you just HAVE to see your actual weight, you can also weigh in on guest mode.

The ZERO Scale™
The original and unique scale designed to help you achieve your fitness goals whether it's to lose, gain, or maintain your weight. The advantage is that you NEVER have to see your weight again! Our scale shows small increments of gain or loss, plus the number of days since your last check and your very first check so it does all the tracking for you!
All you need to see is your "Results without the weight"! As you may have experienced, seeing your weight can derail the best of intentions to get in shape. In the past you might have worked hard on your diet or exercise programs but you still had a big number facing you. Our clients have discovered that when you ONLY see small manageable numbers of gain or loss, it's easier to stay motivated and on-track!

* 4 Users & a guest mode
* 1.3" LCD display
* Fast & Easy set up
* 397 lbs/ 180 kg weight capacity
* Sleek Modern Design
* 12.5"x12.5" platform
* Pounds or Kilograms
* 10 year warranty

The ZERO Scale™ retails for $69.95. Right now on their website their offering the scale for $59.95 PLUS a FREE pedometer. They are also offering my readers an additional 15% discount just enter promo code "Zero".
You can also follow them on Facebook and on the blog Zero Excuses Fitness

This post was written for Family Review Network The Zero Scale who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sea-Band Giveaway Alert

I will be posting a review and a giveaway here on Just For You Reviews for Sea-Band in the near future. But in the meantime, I wanted to let you in on this:

Sea-Band wants you to join “The Band Wagon” and help them hit the 7,500 Facebook fan milestone so they can launch a new giveaway! When they reach 7,500, three fans will have the chance to win a $75 gift card to their choice of Walgreens or CVS (in the U.S. ) or Walmart (in Canada ) along with one pair of Sea-Band Drug Free Nausea Relief Bands and a pack of Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum. Spread the word and recruit others to join the band wagon!

***They have reached 7,500 Likes and the giveaway is live. Run over there, like them and enter for your chance to win!  Ends Soon***

Friday, December 2, 2011

$25 Barnes and Noble GC for $15 (possibly $10)

I just bought today's deal for Barnes & Noble.
$15 for $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card:

This deal is almost over, so check it out now. Limited time & Limited Quantities.

P.S. You'll receive $5 for signing up so you'll only pay $10 for $25!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase®

Living in S. Florida can be a blessing and a curse. The humidity can leave you melting on the sidewalk like the Wicked Witch of the West. However, the same humidity can leave your skin looking and feeling younger than your years.

I am quite fortunate when it comes to wrinkles. At 45 the only visible signs of wrinkles are tiny lines around the eyes. After trying the Under Eye Recovery for a few weeks, I did notice a bit of improvement. Lack of sleep causes a bit of puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. The Under Eye Recovery seemed to minimize the puffiness and made the area around my eyes seem brighter. The dark circles are still there but do seem slightly lighter.

As part of a BzzAgent Campaign, I received the Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase® Under Eye Recovey & the Anti-Winkle Daily Cream

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase® product line
  • Consists of 10 anti-aging cleansers, moisturizers and daily treatments
  • Combines exclusive clinical strength kinetin with potent cosmeceutical ingredients
  • Awarded Prevention Magazine's 2011 "Defy Your Age" Beauty Award – Best Eye Cream for the DLK Lift & Resculpt Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
  • Available exclusively at select Walmart and Walgreens stores as well as at all Duane Reade locations for $25-$35
DLK Anti-Wrinkle Daily Cream SPF 30
  • Softens lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens skin and makes it more vibrant
  • Makes skin feel soft and hydrated
  • Helps skin stay youthful with fewer wrinkles and dark spots
  • Protects against sun damage – the number one cause of aging
DLK Under Eye Recovery
  • Uncovers fresh, energized and beautiful eyes in 14 days*
  • Soothes and deflates puffiness
  • Decreases dark circles as it brightens
  • Boosts collagen to smooth the signs of wrinkles
  • Minimizes future eye bags by stopping liquid accumulation and inhibiting loss of elasticity
The Wrinkle Repair Cream was too heavy for my taste, I do not like using heavy creams on my face, I prefer sticking to lotions that are easily absorbed and do not leave my face shiny. I tried it on my face for a few days but it just felt too heavy and my complexion looked too shiny. It did not cause breakouts though. I did, however, use the cream on my décolletage, primarily the cleavage. This area, although not wrinkled, did appear to show the beginning signs of aging. After using the cream, that area appears smoother. I do love that the cream contains an SPF of 30 which is an every day absolute necessity for me.

I would definitely consider using the Under Eye Recovery in the future. My eyes did look brighter and less puffy. The Anti-Winkle Daily Cream is just not for me. But I do see it possibly working out for those that have more wrinkles and/ or live in harsher, dryer climates.

**I am a BzzAgent. I received the products free of charge to review, share, and provide my honest opinion.***

Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician® Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner

Through the years, I have abused my hair to no end. I have permed, colored & highlighted. I blow dry, curl iron & flat iron. I'm always looking for a way to keep the signs of abuse from showing. BzzAgent recently sent me the Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician® Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner to try. I was also sent samples of the Glossing Cream™.

Products within the Fekkai line:
  • Have luxurious textures and refreshing, invigorating scents
  • Help maintain the healthy look of your hair
  • Have all been tested in the world-renowned Frédéric Fekkai Salons
  • Are developed to meet the standards of Fekkai's A-list clients
  • Address specific needs of different hair types
  • Include shampoos, conditioners, masks, glazes, mousse, creams, lightweight hairsprays and shine mists.
With four high performance collections available, beautifying your hair is easy:

With olive oil
Helps restore shine to normal or dull hair

Shea Butter
With shea butter
Helps restore moisture to dry, unruly hair

Technician® Color Care
With Triple Color protection complex
Helps prevent fading and guard against UV rays

Full Volume®
With botanicals
Adds body and volume to fine, limp hair

Glossing Cream™ – The Fekkai Finishing Touch
This award-winning, frizz-fighting, soft-seeking shine cream works for nearly every hair type. With olive oil, it reboots shine. This superstar formula is a secret from the runway to the red-carpet for that finishing touch.
The trick is using just the right amount – a pea size is enough to add that perfect finishing touch. Rub in your palm and run through your hair – avoiding the roots.

I really, really didn't want to like these products, and I'll explain why later. But I did. The shampoo has a nice, soft floral scent. The conditioner had a slightly bolder scent that leaned towards the fruity, but not bad plus a little goes a long way. I did not have to use huge globs. They not only leave your hair feeling super soft and healthy, but my color has not changed or turned brassy. You can also feel the difference as you are using. With some other shampoos, my hair feels like a blob of knots as I shampoo, not so with Fekkai. The Glossing Cream is AMAZING! At first I thought that a cream would weigh my hair down. Nothing could be further from the truth. After styling, my hair was soft, beautiful & shiny. I am my own worst critic and I loved looking at and touching my hair.

Now, for the downside. The product is very pricey. That is why I did not want to like it. At all. I mean the small 8 oz bottles are $22 at Target slightly less on Amazon. And I wash my hair practically every day! Can I afford myself that luxury? I have debated that question over and over. And although I really can't, I do love how my hairs looks & feels. So after a long debate with myself... shut up! yes, I do talk to myself!... I decided that I would use the Fekkai shampoo and conditioner every 3rd wash and the glossing cream every day! Might as well put truth behind my husband's claim that I am high maintenance! ;-)

**I am a BzzAgent. I received the products free of charge to review, share, and provide my honest opinion.***

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Burt's Bees® Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin

Looking for a gentle, effective way to cleanse, moisturize and care for your sensitive skin? One with ingredients from nature? Forget all your frustrating attempts and look no more. Burt's Bees® Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin is a new line of natural skin products distinctly formulated to cleanse and moisturize your vulnerable skin without causing redness or irritation. Sounds almost too good to be true!
Infused with the softening properties of Cotton, Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin replenishes skin in a way only nature can. Tap into the gentle power of natural ingredients, like Cotton, Rice, and Aloe, with clinically proven formulas to hydrate and help shield skin from potential irritants and help replenish skin's outer layer. And since these products are from Burt's Bees, you can be confident they work. After all, Burt's Bees has been creating the best in natural personal care products for over 25 years.

With Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin, your days of trying product after product, hoping for a solution to your sensitive skin woes are over. Because all four products – Sensitive Facial Cleanser, Sensitive Daily Moisturizer, Sensitive Eye Cream, and Sensitive Night Cream – take care of your sensitive skin naturally so you can look beautiful, feel beautiful, and confidently face the world.

I received the Burt's Bees for Sensitive Skin Facial Cleanser & Daily Moisurizer as part of a Bzz Campaign. I had the opportunity to try it for myself and my daughter did as well.

I liked the products for myself regardless of my skins sensitivity. Both the cleanser Y the moisturizer are mild and have a very light scent. I like that it is made with mostly natural ingredients. What would give it a 5 star rating from me would be the addition of an SPF of at least 20 if not more.

My daughter also liked the products. Her skin flares up pretty easily. The products were gentle on her skin and did not cause any redness. She has a hard time finding affordable products for her skin. She like the price point as well as being able to purchase at Target. Since we live in Florida, she would also like to have sunscreen in the moisturizer.

Burt's Bees for Sensitive Skin Line

* Is naturally gentle and skin-friendly for daily use
* Contains Cotton Extract to soften and shield from potential irritants such as harsh soaps or cleansers
* Is Fragrance-Free and Hypo-Allergenic
* Is Dermatologist-Tested and Allergy-Tested
* Can be found in mass retailers (like Target or Walmart), drug stores, grocery stores, and natural health food stores nationwide
* Is 99% natural

Sensitive Facial Cleanser

* This soap-free facial cleaner is clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin while gently cleansing away dirt, oil and makeup without over drying or causing redness or irritation. Also, it:
* Contains Quillaja, which is extracted from the bark of the Soapbark tree and provides a natural foaming lather
* Contains Yucca, a desert plant high in saponins, which have traditionally been used in cleansing
Retail Price $9.99

Sensitive Daily Moisturizer

* This all day, nourishing moisturizer is clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin without causing redness or irritation. Also, it:
* Contains Rice Extract to moisturize
* Contains Aloe to soothe
* Is Non-Comedogenic (it won't clog pores)
Retail Price $14.99

***I am a BzzAgent. I received the products free of charge to review, share, and provide my honest opinion.***

Monday, November 7, 2011


Post Vacation Depression. Not a myth. The depression kicks in when you have to start un-packing, doing laundry, house cleaning and just your every day life in general. Gone are the days of traipsing around foreign countries, eating delicious foods and being pampered on a cruise ship.

So yes. I am back. And a tad bit depressed. I have reviews lined up that are begging for my attention and those will hopefully be up soon. I will also be posting tips and reviews of my recent trip to Paris, Barcelona & a trans-Atlantic cruise aboard the Norwegian Epic.

So stay tuned!

Monday, October 3, 2011

FREE Lunch at Macaroni Grill

Free lunch at Macaroni Grill on Friday October 7th

Here's how:
* Go to Macaroni Grill's Facebook Page and click "Like"
* Go to the Dash Tab on the FB page to print your coupon.
* Enjoy your FREE lunch on Friday, October 7th.

That's it. Easy Peasy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gadget Gear Earbud Headphones (Value $29.95)

Go check these out. I just ordered up a pair. I hope the noise cancelling really works. I can really use these for our upcoming trip.

The Gadget Gear Earbud Headphones are $14 til the end of the day  tomorrow, 9/22. If you are a new SaveMore Member, you get $10 credit right off the bat so you pay only $4! Oh, and shipping is FREE!! Score! Click here to check these earbud headphones out!  There are 4 to choose from. If you miss out on these, just save your $10 credit for another deal.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Konsyl Fiber Supplement

This is not the usual type of product that I normally post about about, but it definitely is something that I was interested in trying to promote digestive health. I was sent the following products to review from Konsyl.

Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30'sKonsyl Orange Sugar Free Fiber Supplement Packets contain psyllium fiber with a refreshing, sugar-free orange flavor and smooth texture for a convenient and pleasant tasting way to increase daily fiber intake. The packets are effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity, producing a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours, as well as providing many other digestive health benefits.  This product’s heart-healthy formula helps to lower cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Konsyl Balance 300g
Konsyl Balance Fiber Supplement is a blend of psyllium fiber and inulin, a soluble prebiotic fiber designed to stimulate growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. The combination of the two fibers helps to maintain a healthy digestive balance.  Sugar free with a refreshing orange flavor, the innovative blend can reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Konsyl Balance helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels and helps manage body weight by helping to feel full and curb food cravings.*

Both products mixed well with water and it wasn't clumpy. I was also sent a shaker cup. It is definitely better shaken, not stirred.  Just like my Martinis! It didn't taste bad with plain water but I also tried it with Crystal Light Sunrise. I usually drink CL Sunrise in the morning to make myself believe that I am having OJ without all the sugar. The Konsyl Balance (Orange Flavor) actually enhanced the taste of the Crystal Light and reduced the after taste. Go figure.

The Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30's is really great for on the go and for travel. I, for one, am the type that has a "difficult time" while on vacation.

Instead of supplying you with TMI, I will just post the facts directly from Konsyl. If you would like to try the same 2 products (described above) that I received, including a shaker cup, just leave me a message below. Konsyl has generously sponsored this giveaway.

We’ve all heard about the digestive and other health benefits of having enough fiber, but in addition to helping promote regularity and good digestive health adequate soluble fiber intake offers an abundance of health benefits, ranging from a reduced risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, to reducing blood sugar absorption, thereby assisting in the management of Type-2 Diabetes. Fiber can also aid in weight loss by making you feel fuller longer.

Psyllium fiber, such as the fiber found in Konsyl Fiber Supplements, is a bulk-forming soluble fiber derived from the outer coating, or "husk" of the psyllium plant's seeds. Because psyllium does not come from wheat it is therefore gluten free and safe for celiac patients. Konsyl products are also safe for pregnant and nursing women. Just one serving of Konsyl Original Formula 450g provides 6 grams of psyllium fiber (equal to 3 grams of soluble fiber), 75% more than the leading brands.

How do we know if we are actually getting the recommended daily fiber intake? The American Dietetic Association recommends getting between 25-38 grams of fiber each day. Konsyl Psyllium Fiber Supplements, along with a healthy diet that includes plenty of fiber rich foods, will help you achieve your daily fiber goal.
38 grams for men under the age of 50 to 21 years of age
30 grams for men over 50 years of age
25 grams for women under the age of 50 to 21 years of age
21 grams for women over 50 years of age

Many of Konsyl Fiber products are sugar and gluten free and are all natural. The full Konsyl Fiber Supplement line is:
Made with 100% pure psyllium, a soluble plant fiber
Safe for celiac patients, diabetics and pregnant and nursing mothers
Available in powder, capsule and single-serve packets

Who should take Konsyl products?
Konsyl is for women and men of all ages who want to:
· Relieve constipation and induce regularity (even while pregnant)
· Get relief from various gastrointestinal disorders, such as diverticulosis, Crohn's disease, acid reflux and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
· Reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol
· Follow a heart-healthy diet
· Enhance weight loss
· Help decrease blood cholesterol levels and help maintain healthy blood glucose and insulin levels
· Reduce the chance of developing hemorrhoids

The featured Konsyl product line includes:
* Konsyl Original Formula 450g (SRP $19.00)
Konsyl Original Natural Fiber Supplement contains 100% pure natural psyllium fiber, with each teaspoon dose containing 6 grams of psyllium, 75% more than the leading brands. This product’s heart-healthy formula helps to lower cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.  Each container holds a total of 450 grams, 15.9 oz, 75 teaspoons. Konsyl Original Formula contains no sugar or sugar substitutes, is gluten free and safe to take while pregnant. Konsyl Original Formula is effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity as well as providing many other digestive health benefits
* Konsyl Psyllium Caps 100's (SRP $9.50)
Konsyl Psyllium Fiber Capsules contain no sugar or sugar substitutes and are convenient to use and easy to swallow.  They are effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity as well as many other digestive health benefits. This product’s heart-healthy formula helps to lower cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. 
* Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30's (SRP $9.50)
(Described above)
* Konsyl Balance 300g (SRP $13.50)
(Described above)

Konsyl Original 450g – the number one doctor recommended all natural psyllium fiber supplement- is available in retail stores; other Konsyl products, as well as Konsyl Original, are conveniently available for purchase on and on various e-tailers, such as,,

Psyllium actually absorbs the water around it very quickly, which makes it a bit more difficult to stir. That is why we provided you with a FREE Konsyl Shaker Cup to facilitate easier mixing. Both powdered fiber supplement products may be mixed in a variety of beverages. We do not recommend carbonated drinks because carbonation is not desirable when shaking the product. Some popular choices for mixing include pulpy fruit juices, iced tea, milk, lemonade, or, for those looking to control sugar intake, diet beverages (e.g. Crystal Lite, etc.).

Connect With Konsyl via Twitter & Facebook

***Konsyl & Robin Leedy & Associates provided me with the free products to review in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own ***

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles

I have been parading around in high heels my entire life. At just an even 5ft nothing, I need all the help I can get. After my accident and Tib/Fib surgery, I spent A LOT of time in flats & sneakers. Now that I am slowly getting back to normal, I wanted to get back to my beloved heels. I have always had issues with heels and the ball of my feet since most of my shoes have absolutely zero padding. Plus, I guess that the not wearing heels for 6 mos, is not helping much either.

 I am a BzzAgent and I recently received a pair of Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles to try. They are clear gel insoles designed to make you feel more comfortable while wearing heels. For the most part, I was very happy with the insoles. They worked perfectly with my strappy sandals and with some of my pumps and closed high heels. I also liked that they are clear and you can't see them when I wear my high heel sandals. I wore my sandals with the insoles to a party the other night. For once my feet were not begging for mercy in the middle of the festivities. Usually after a few hours, the ball of my feet are on fire. Literally.

I did have to play around with placement, but once I got it right, my feet thanked me.

 Helps prevent foot aches and pains caused by high heels 2" and up 
Unique ultra-soft gel arch shifts pressure off ball of foot 
Provides guaranteed all day comfort 
Discreet cushioning, even in strappy shoes 
Massaging gel in the ball of foot for added cushioning 
Ultra-slim design won't crowd toes or make shoes feel tight 
Fits comfortably in all high heels 2" and up 

The only problem that I did have was with pumps that are exactly my size. The insoles made these shoes feel tighter in the front, which in turn caused me to get blisters on my toes. Since I do like these Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles, I will probably take a pair with me next time I go shoe shopping so that I can get the appropriate size. These insoles will definitely be a must for me from now on. Now, I don't know how long each pair will actually last. I guess it varies from person to person, depending on weight and use. I'm guessing that the actual gel part in the front will eventually flatten and the insoles will need to be replaced.

 I wear a size 6 shoe and the insoles were perfectly sized for my shoes. I can't comment on how they would work with larger sizes. If you wear high heels I would recommend that you do your feet a favor and try the Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles.

The Dr. Scholl's® Guarantee:  If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, mail in the original UPC code from the package along with your sales receipt to Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc., PO Box 377 Memphis, TN 38151

***This post was written for Dr. Scholl's® & that supplied the product for review in exchange for my honest opinion***

Saturday, September 3, 2011

REVIEW: Toweligator

One of the reasons that I enjoy living in South Florida is the ability to drive East for less than an hour and hit the Atlantic Ocean. Or drive West for about 1 1/2 hours and hit the Gulf of Mexico. I have always loved just sitting on the beach listening to music and reading a good book.

 Now, one of the reasons that I HATE living here, aside from the traffic, is the rain. During the Summer months we are guaranteed rain practically every day. And that is exactly what we have been getting. So needless to say, I haven't been lounging on the beach much.

 I recently received a pair of Toweligator® to review and was so looking forward to trying them out at the beach. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not been cooperating. So, I was only able to try these poolside. I used them to hold my towel in place on my lounge chair and it works as designed.

Conceptualized during a windy beach trip, DiMart, LLC. has invented the must-have beach and travel accessory for the summer -  the Toweligator®.

At some point, every beachgoer has experienced trouble with the wind ripping away their beach towel or struggled with trying to hang that wet suit or beach towel up to dry on less-than ideal surfaces.

Originally designed to hold your beach towel securely in place, either in the sand or on your beach chair, the Toweligator’s practical uses are endless (beach, pool, boat, etc).

The Toweligator is a bendable alligator beach clamp that grips tightly with its mouth onto a beach towel or accessory and wraps firmly with its tail to secure it down into the sand or to a chair. 
Unlike common one-use towel holders, because of the distinctive and patented bendable tail design, you can also stick it straight into the beach to keep cell phones, reading glasses, or iPods safe from the sand.  The strong gator-grip jaws ensure your belongings stay where you put them.

The Toweligator is the newest and best solution for all that frustration at the beach, the pool….and everywhere in between.

The clamps are made of sturdy plastic with bendable tails. I really wish that I had been able to try it at the beach though. There's nothing I hate more than my towel flying around. With the Toweligator®, I wouldn't need to use my cooler, shoes, bags, etc, to keep my towel in place. Another thing that I really wanted to try involved my Nook. I'm hoping that I could stick the tails in the sand and clamp my Nook so that I could read more comfortably while on my belly. I do have a beach sleeve for it, so it's pretty protected. Hopefully I can experiment soon. For travel, these would be great for hanging wet clothes on a shower rod, especially if there is not a laundry line available in the shower.

I think that, although on the large side, the Toweligators will also make fun tablecloth weights for pool or beach themed parties. Oh, and by the way, all my Gator fans loved them!

The Toweligators come in packs of 2 for $14.95 or if you purchase two or more the price per pkg is $9.95 and includes shipping. They are available in 4 fun colors.

Toweligator® is on Facebook & Twitter

This post was written for Family Review Network and Toweligator® who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

$20 for $10 at Chili's

For a limited time you can get a $20 GC from Chili's for just $10.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Free Museum Day!

Just a friendly reminder that the Smithsonian FREE Museum Day is coming up. This year, you can print your ticket for two and visit any participating location on September 24, 2011.

Look for a participating location near you then print out your ticket. Easy Peasy. Our local Zoo participates in this program. So if you're not the museum type, this might be an option in your area.

Have Fun!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

FREE: 8x10 Photo Print

Today only. Get a free 8x10 at Walgreens. Order online and pick up in store. Coupon Code: FREE (How clever is that??? LOL)

There will be more freebies throughout the week too, so keep an eye out!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Winners of the Hungry Jack Prize Packs

Email me your snail mail address and Ill pass it on to the sponsor. Thanks for playing!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: Downy Un-Stopables

I do not LOVE doing laundry. Actually, the actual doing it doesn't bother me. My machine does all the work. The part that I HATE is folding & putting away.  I love having clean & fresh smelling clothes though. So yes, it's a LOVE/HATE relationship.

I received a sample bottle of Downy UNSTOPABLES™ in wash scent booster from Vocalpoint a couple of weeks ago. First of all, let me say that I love scents. I love candles,warmers, plug-ins, sprays...well, you get the picture. So this product definitely appeals to me.

I find that using just a little bit gives my laundry just the right amount of scent. You use as little or as much as you like. I have yet to use it together with fabric softener though. I'm not quite sure how both scents would meld. I may just switch to the Downy unscented softener or just stick to dryer sheets instead. I do love scent, but I don't like to mix scents. I also like that Downy UNSTOPABLES™ is safe to use in my HE washer.

Now, it's not all butterflies & roses. There is one downer. I find the price point to be a quite high. I saw it at Target for about $6 per bottle. Considering that I will be using Downy UNSTOPABLES™ in addition to everything else that I use in the wash, I have to ask myself; "Is the added cost worth it?" It is just scent after all. A 'want' not a 'necessity'. Will I buy Downy UNSTOPABLES™ in the future? That is yet to be determined. It depends on how long the bottle will last and how many coupons & sales become available.

Funny Story. When my girls were little, we were visiting a friend and my girls went in the pool. My friend brought out towels for them, and my sweet, polite girls embarrassed the heck out of me. When they dried their face, the both... at the same time... exclaimed that the towels smelled bad! As I turned every color of red, I bent down to tell them to stop and realized that the towels did not smell bad. They just did not smell like Downy.

If you are anti-scent, then this product is not for you. But if you LOVE scent like I do, then grab yourself a  bottle and try it for yourself.

Friday, July 22, 2011

DHC Summer Coupon

As some of you may already know, I am a huge fan of DHC. I absolutely love their Deep Cleansing Oil, among several other products.

This Summer they are offering $10 off $30. I already have my cart loaded and ready to check out. Plus, did you know that they send you 4 samples of your choice with each order? Great way to get addicted!

$10 off Summer 2011 at DHC

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes Review & Giveaway

I have this weird habit of checking out other peoples shopping carts while at the grocery store. I was doing just that when I spotted these little milk containers in someones cart. But the containers weren't milk. They were Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes. Potatoes in a milk container? I have to try that. I made a mental note to pick some up next time I went grocery shopping.

As luck would have it, the Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes came to me first. Not just the samples to try but a box including a "Hashbrowns Making Kit"! How cool is that?

So what's a girl to do? Well, get right down to hashbrowns making of course! I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical. But let me just say, that it was great. First of all, I love that it is shelf stable. For one thing, no frozen bits popping up and splattering me. No frost bitten potatoes either. It's much more portable and great for camping trips. It is super easy to prepare, although it can take a bit longer than the frozen stuff. Since it doesn't have to be kept frozen or refrigerated, it's a great addition to my hurricane supplies too.

First you fill the container with hot tap water and let it sit for 12 minutes. While you wait for that, you can be prepping the rest of your meal, no biggie. Then you heat 2 tbs of oil in a large skillet. Drain any excess water from the container and add the potatoes. Pan fry to golden brown. Salt and/or pepper to taste. Then enjoy. Easy peasy.

My family & I enjoyed the Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes. I will definitely be buying it again the future. Now, the packaging states that it makes an entire pound of hashbrowns to serve 6. I would say that realistically it will feed four normal eaters.

Each carton typically retails for $1.79 That's about $0.45 per serving for a family of four. Another plus, it is made with 100% Idaho® Potatoes. There are some great recipes on the Hungry Jack® website. It's not just for breakfast! I particularly like to mix in some fresh bacon bits, shredded cheddar, some green onions and top with some sour cream. Yummo!

GIVEAWAY! (Closed)
The folks at Hungry Jack® have generously offered a "Hashbrown Making Kit" for not one but TWO of my readers. The kit is just like the one pictured and includes a pan, spatula, apron and samples of Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes. 

To enter simply visit the Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes recipe page and tell me which recipe you would like to try. Or if you have your own recipe, please share.

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My giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 26th. I will then draw my winners via a random number generator. Open only to U.S. Residents 18+. Void where prohibited.

You also have a chance win a $3000 kitchen shopping spree by entering the “My Happy Hungry Jack Family Photo Contest” Contest ends on July 31st, so act quickly! Let me know if you win!

This post was written for Family Review Network & Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for honest opinion.

Free Burger at Ruby Tuesday

Hurry to get your coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday! These will go fast, so hop to it. Enjoy!