Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I just love being an influenster!!

Have you ever been in a store and noticed something new on the shelves such as a new beauty product or even a new food item and thought hmmm i wonder if these are good or not? Afraid to purchase it in fear of trying it out and not liking it? I used to do this a lot until I became a member of INFLUENSTER :)

First let me explain what Influenster is: This is a site where not only can you read REAL reviews written by REAL people on just about everything from cosmetics to appliances, etc. but also are given the opportunity to actually try out new products.

Members of this site get the chance of receiving a box (voxbox is what they call it) which is filled with many neat products in return they must write reviews and share their opinions of each product they receive. You might be thinking right now that this seems tedious but I assure you it is actually enjoyable to do. There are so many fun activities to do related to the products you receive that it really does not seem like work at all. For example they may ask you to post a picture of yourself using the product and simply post it on social media. Also for each task you complete you are given the chance at winning prizes from that certain brand as well. AND for each task you complete you will receive a badge as well. The more badges you earn the more chances you have at being chosen for the next box of goodies! Sounds exciting huh??

I have been a member of INFLUENSTER for 2 years now and have received quite a few sample boxes! It is always a thrill to see that I have been chosen for a certain campaign and I really do enjoy completing all of the tasks they ask of me.

Here is a sneak peek at what my dashboard looks like. On here you will find all of the currently running campaigns going on and what is required of you to complete each one. I find myself visiting this often as I am always looking for the next exciting campaign to come. 

The very best part of all of this is voicing my opinion and also reading what others have to say about it. Reviews are a vital part of my research when deciding on a purchase and this site has been a big help in that area. Reviews written by real people who are NOT paid for their reviews is critical to me as i know they are honest and unbiased.

Have i peaked your curiosity yet?? Well there is so much more to share with you!!

Do you like apps? Influenster also has that!! yes... it is the #Influensterapp . take a look 

By having the #Influenster App you can have access to it 24/7 on your smartphone (unfortunately only apple itunes has this available right now) patiently waiting for android version...but anyhow I absolutely love love love this site!! 

Are you on social media?? such as twitter, facebook, instagram?? This also helps! The more you share the higher your influence is :) Here is what my score looks like:

My impact score is fairly high because i have accounts on almost all of social media and i share often on them all. The more you share the higher it gets.

I am very pleased with all of the voxboxes i have received and look forward to many more :) I highly recommend this if you are looking for a fun and easy way to try out new products and are interested in giving feedback on them as well. I guarantee you will love being a part of the influenster nation!! Go ahead...go check it out and while you are there you might as well join :) No better time than right now! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This video never gets old!! This here is my baby sister. This was her lovely wedding in which she married her best friend, true love, first love Danny giotto .

They have been married now for 4 years and right now she is battling colon cancer :( It really makes me sad to know that she is going through such hard times and all I wish is for her to be free of it all. I love this girl with all my heart!

If you are reading this post please, please say a little prayer for her. I strongly believe that she will win this ugly war with the help of family and friends and awesome fans like you :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

JERF (Just Eat Real Food)

I believe in eating real foods and less of the processed stuff and that is why I have decided to try out the clean eating diet. It's not really a diet though because I am eating a whole lot of food...just better for me foods :) I ran across this scrumptious dish as i was surfing through a few of my favorite blog sites. (steamykitchen.com) This woman has so so many delicious recipes and this one was delicious!!

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

The prepared Pad Thai sauce is sweet. Start with 3 tablespoons of the sauce and if you feel like you need more salty (but not sweet), add a teaspoon of fish sauce or soy sauce. If you enjoy more sweet, add another tablespoon of the Pad Thai sauce.
8 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed
2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1 stalk green onion, cut into 2" lengths
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 cup matchstick cut carrots
3 large zucchini, cut into noodle spirals
3 tablespoons prepared Pad Thai sauce (or more, depending on taste)
1 lime, halved (use 1 half for step 5, cut other half into wedges for serving)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
sprigs of cilantro, minced
1. Pat the tofu very dry with paper towels. Toss just 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil with the tofu. Heat a wok over high heat. When hot, carefully slide the tofu (be careful of any splatters). Brown all sides of tofu, about 1-2 minutes each side. Remove tofu to plate and set aside.

2. With a paper towel, wipe the wok clean. Swirl in just half of the remaining cooking oil and turn the heat to medium-high. When hot, add in the eggs and scramble. Remove the eggs to to the tofu plate and set aside.

3. Return wok to medium-high heat. Swirl in the last of the cooking oil and turn heat to medium-high. When hot, add in the green onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 15 seconds, until fragrant.

4. Turn heat to high and add in the carrots. Toss and stir fry for 1 minute. Then add in the zucchini noodles. Toss well and when zucchini begins to soften (about 1 minute), then stir in the Pad Thai sauce. Add in the eggs and the tofu. Toss, cook for 2 minutes. Taste and add additional sauce if desired.

5. Squeeze a little lime on top, top with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve with additional lime wedges.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Perfect Portions Digital Scale + Nutrition Facts Display, Silver Review

I have always wanted a scale like this but had no idea they even existed until now. Since I am trying to change my eating habits and maintain a healthy weight I have literally been keeping track of what i put into my body such as calories, sugars, carbs, etc.

Also have been doing a whole lot of label reading before i buy foods and am shocked to see just what we are consuming!! some ingredients in our daily foods are things i can not even pronounce. I do believe there are too many additives and preservatives being put into our foods and that these are the cause of many illnesses among people these days.

Since i was given the opportunity to review this food scale and share with you...my followers, I am finding that this scale is very useful to have.

I simply place my food on the scale, look up the code for that specific food and the scale tells me everything i need to know...such as total calories, fat calories,sodium and so on. This is very helpful if you are trying to cut back on certain things such as sodium and sugars. 

It is really simple to use once you get used to it. The booklet pretty much guides you through the process and the codes cover just about every type of food out there.

The Perfect Portions Scale is a scale and nutritional calculator in one and can be found at Amazon
Using the familiar "Nutrition Facts" label, it clearly displays the nutritional content (calories, fats, carbs, sugars and more) of nearly 2000 foods adjusted to your portion size.

It allows you to see how many calories are in that handful of candy or track the sugar content of foods without labels. 

Unlike other nutritional scales, it breaks down the information into % daily value, tracks your daily total, and even lets you customize the scale by entering 99 of your own foods.

 It has an easy-to-clean, stylish glass-top surface and touchpad keys. The Perfect Portions Scale works with any diet to give you the information you need to help you control your portions and make healthy choices. 

Display weight in grams or lb oz with high resolution gradation (0.1oz/1g). Max weight capacity 10 pounds/5 kg). Additional features include automatic power off; tare function; 5 year warranty. Batteries included.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stylish and Comfortable Leak-Control Undergarments for Men & Women Review + Giveaway

Have you ever experienced one of those embarrassing moments when you suddenly cough or sneeze just to realize you have a leak?? It's quite embarrassing but it does happen to some people.
Some believe it happens with old age but i can tell you from experience that is far from the truth! Many women have this happen due to childbirth and weak pelvic muscle.

Now there are products on the market you can purchase such as pads and even underwear that literally look like diapers! Who wants to wear that?

These stylish and comfortable leak control underwear are amazing! not only do they look like normal underwear but the really do keep you from being embarrassed. not bulky, not noisy like diapers and oh so comfy :) I truly could not tell I was wearing them as they feel just like regular underwear and very soft.

Choose Wearever Underwear for maximum protection and reusability.

 Their selection of absorbent male and female undergarments feature sewn-in Unique-Dri™ pads that trap liquid and are treated with odor reducing Agion™ antimicrobial fibers.

 Whether you have minor leaks or major ones, these underwear help you feel protected and comfortable. Most importantly, these underwear help maintain your dignity since they look and feel just like traditional underwear! 

Say goodbye to disposable adult diapers and pads once and for all. Wearever offers a variety of styles to meet every preference and come with light, moderate and heavy absorbency options depending on what you need. They are also more environmentally friendly contributing zero waste per year compared to more than 1,100 to 1,500 adult diapers sent to landfills per person. 

They're also less expensive, saving the average user about $500 a year over the cost for disposables since you can wash and re-use Wearever products hundreds of times. What are you waiting for? Make the switch today!

Please pay a visit to their website and check out all of the stylish underwear by clicking Here

Also give them a "like" on Facebook Here , Follow on twitter Here and on pinterest Here

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Support Us TOO International with Wearever Purchases this September!

A portion of proceeds from select sales of Wearever undergarments will benefit prostate cancer nonprofit Us TOO International this September. Wearever is partnering with Us TOO International to raise money in support of prostate cancer awareness, education and support networks for patients and their families. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

Throughout the month of September, 10 percent of proceeds from the Wearever men's underwear line will be donated back to Us TOO International. This includes all sizes, styles, colors and purchases in singles, three-packs and six-packs from the Wearever Men's Incontinence Underwear line. To learn more and purchase products to support Us TOO International, visit www.WeareverUS.com. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

2 oz. 100% organic pure moroccan argan oil (review)

UNi Argan Oil is 100% pure organic made from Moroccan Argan Trees. This naturally light scented oil helps protect, hydrate, and restore elasticity to all hair types. Large concentration of fatty acids and antioxidants help restore the appearance of dull skin, hair, body, scalp and hands. Reduces and removes frizzy and damaged hair. Excellent for cuticles - helps prevent cracking and peeling of nails. Can treat all skin types as well.

I had never heard of this oil before but am so glad I got the opportunity to try it and share with you!! I have always had the annoying problems with hangnails. Every time i clip my fingernails i end up getting hang nails and they are hard to remove without causing more pain.

This oil really helps...it makes the skin smooth and is non-oily too! I simply rubbed it around my cuticle area and let it soften.

Also tried this oil for my hair. I rubbed some in my hands and applied it to my hair ends. So far I have no complaints about this product. It is fast absorbing, non greasy, has no strong odor, helps protect, hydrate, and restore elasticity to all hair types.helps restore the appearance of dull skin, hair, body, scalp and hands. Reduces and removes frizzy and damaged hair. Excellent for cuticles - helps prevent cracking and peeling of nails. Can treat all skin types as well.

Head on over to Amazon and read a bit more about this awesome oil...you'll definitely want a bottle especially if you want to treat yourdelf to softer skin and healthier hair :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weight Gurus smartphone Tracking Digital body Fat Scale (Review)

Weight gurus have some pretty cool bathroom scales and this particular one is their newest! It is very sleek and stylish..made of glass and does everything I have ever needed a scale to do.

I love that it not only records your weight but also shows your BMI, Muscle mass,water weight and Bone mass!!

Scale can be set to show your weight in pounds or kilograms as well.

I do exercising on a daily basis and find this scale perfect for keeping me on track. It lets me know if i have gained or lost and that is something i have always wanted in a bathroom scale.

If these features seem cool wait until you see what else it does!! after you sync the scale by telling it your height, your age and your gender and your user # (it records up to 8 users) also let it know your activity level such as very low to very high. After you have entered all of this info you simply step onto the scale with bare feet and it will tell you everything you need to know.

Now once you see your results the screen will display your info in a barcode format. You will need to have downloaded the app onto your smartphone in order to use this feature. Simply scan the code with your phone and it will store your results within the app.

This is a really cool scale with many useful functions and I highly recommend this to anyone who likes to keep track of their progress. For me it's all about staying within a healthy range.

A WEIGHT LOSS SCALE: The Weightless scale is the only scale specifically designed to encourage weight loss. The FREE Weight Gurus App tracks progress which encourages you to reach your goal. Our Weightless feature lets you manage your weight by how much you've lost instead of how much you weigh. With Weightless you decide how to view your weight - by the number (e.g. 173.4lbs) or weightlessly by weight change (e.g. -12lbs).

ALL THE FEATURES YOU'LL WANT: Auto Step-on (turns on automatically when weighing). Auto Off. Auto calibration. Auto user detect (important for multi-user homes - e.g. husband/wife). Supports up to 8 users. Non-slip, scratch resistant feet. 4 ultra-precision weighing sensors. 400lb capacity. BIA Analysis for Body Fat, Lean Mass, Water Weight and Bone Mass. +/- .1 lb resolution. Durable tempered glass construction. Large weighing platform (150 sq inches). Extra Large, Backlit LCD (4.3"). Kg / Lbs. 4 AAA batteries included.

You can purchase yours right HERE

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Ageless by Thera Vita (Review)

I have been using this wonderful product for a week and i absolutely love it! Not only does it have a lovely scent to it but it has really made a change in the way my face looks and feels!

I have always had really oily facial skin especially around my nose and forehead so many times a product designed for the face was such a hassle trying to find one that did not make my face even more oily

This particular one is organically infused hyaluronic acid smooths away the appearance of fine lines in seconds and helps keep moisture in and external irritants out to preserve the integrity of the skin and mantain a natural beauty and glow. It also increases the strength and elasticity of the skin for a firmer look. It has ntioxidant properties eliminates sun spots caused by sun, pollution or smoking

I love the fact that it has no useless additives in it and feels light on my face. I usually apply this at night before going to bed. My face feels so soft and not oily upon waking. Have not had any irritation and am noticing a brighter tone to my skin. I highly recommend this product!!

It contains extremely powerful organic herbs such as aloe, witch hazel, MSM, green tea, vitamin A, C, E, jojoba oil, and geranium oil. 

Great for all skin types. And can be purchased HERE

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Garcinia Cambogia (Review)

You have most likely heard about this product on programs such as Dr. Oz and The doctors. It has become very popular and for a very good reason...it works!!

I have been taking these for a few weeks now and I am happy to say that I love the results. I take 2 capsules first thing in the morning with a full glass of water. Best when taken on an empty tummy :) With these you take 3 times daily.

I immediately noticed that they DO control my appetite so I am eating far less. No jitters, no hunger and absolutely no side effects!

Since starting this supplement i have dropped around 8 pounds...yay!! Also have better sleep and have a bit more energy throughout the day.

Experts agree, the higher the percentage of HCA, the better the results. Our 80% HCA Garcinia Cambogia Extreme Weight Loss Formula is the strongest and highest quality formula available anywhere today.

Clinically Proven To Work

Revolutionary research has shown that Garcinia Cambogia provides the following benefits:

- Increases weight loss by 2 to 3 times what a person would lose with just diet and exercise alone
- Blocks fat production and turns fat into glycogen, which helps burn fat
- Suppresses appetite and curbs cravings 
- Increase lean muscle mass
- Increases serotonin, leading to less emotional eating, improved mood, and better sleep
- Reduces cortisol, the stress hormone, leading to decreased belly fat
- Decreases bad cholesterol and promotes healthy cholesterol 
- No side effects

Formulated For Maximum Weight Loss

Doctor recommended guidelines specify that HCA is absorbed better with mineral salts such as Potassium, Calcium, and Chromium. 

Some manufacturers are saying that Calcium and Chromium prevent the absorption of Garcinia Cambogia, but it is actually the opposite that is true. Our formula is specifically designed to increase the bioavailability and efficacy of HCA. 

This new Garcinia Cambogia is being sold exclusively at Amazon.com.  Check it out HERE

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.