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.).

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***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.