Friday, March 28, 2014

CHOP pill cutter by Sabi review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
My pharmacy sent my 400-mg, twice a day dose in a single 800-mg tablet. All 180 days' worth of it. I figured the easiest solution would be to get a pill splitter.

Fortunately i was chosen to do a review on one so i thought okay here is my chance to see how this works!! The Sabi Chop seems to do just fine, but the limited number of reviews concerned me, and the fact that the actual "blade" was plastic and not metal.

Then I figured oh well i did not pay for it so might as well give it a shot. At the very least I'd be able to weigh in on one side of the issue or another.

 It arrived today and the very first thing I did was to test it. I split three tablets. None broke, all split more or less in the center and the cutting action is very easy. I chose to press down on the lid with the palm of my hand, with the Sabi Chop on the kitchen counter top.

A loud crack indicated each successful operation - so loud I was worried, but the tablets were neatly split. It was easy to position the tabled so that the middle was approximately under the blade - there is no mechanical adjustment or alignment - but I figure the unevenness will balance out over the morning and evening dosage, right? :) Not that I'm off by much, I'm sure.

 The place to position the tablet is a soft, grey "rubber" or plastic bed with an indentation. It is oblong or oval in shape and works well for my tablets. If you have round tablets, then if they are larger than about 15mm in diameter, they will not fit in the position under the cutting edge.

 Now as for the blade, if one can call it that. It seems of a good quality and it is shaped in an edge, but not an overly sharp edge. It looks like a blade, just a little blunter, but still perfectly able to cut my 800mg tablets with ease and without crushing the tablets. All in all I am quite happy with this .

 *Pill splitter with ultra-safe and durable plastic poly blade
 *The splitter's inset rubber impressions stabilize pills
 *Wide pill splitter cap ensures accuracy of cut by even weight distribution
 * easy on hands and wrists, requires less effort to split pills
 * Pill cutter halves large pills cleanly and precisely to ensure accurate dosage and      features an anti-slip rubber base
 * Works best with larger, oblong-shaped pills.
 * May not quarter spherical or smaller pills accurately.

CHOP is made by Sabi:
Website: http://www.sabi.com
Blog: blog.sabi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sabibrand
Twitter: @sabi_brand

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, March 27, 2014

Minimal effort pill crusher review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.




I was so impressed with this tiny little gadget!! I take pain medication on a regular basis and I have always wanted a high quality pill crusher for many reasons. Crushed pills seem to hit the blood stream much faster which in turn relieves my pain a lot quicker. Also handy to have around for when my kids need to take medication in pill form. I have very stubborn kids and they absolutely refuse to swallow a pill!! With this excellent gadget around I am able to crush the pill and place it in a spoon full of jelly and bam!! Children have taken their pills without even knowing it LOL

CRUSH is for people who don’t like taking pills or who have difficulty swallowing them and instead choose to crush medications into a powder and ingest them in food and drink.
Most pill crushers on the market require repeated twisting and untwisting to get the job done, and can be very difficult on the hands. In addition, most pill crushers out there can only crush small pills and cannot handle turning larger pills into powder. 

So, they created a pill crusher with real muscle that does most of the work itself and is ergonomic and easy on the hands and wrists. CRUSH quickly and effectively crushes all tablet types of all size, shape, and texture. And it’s a self-contained, all-in-one crusher-and-case.

CRUSH is easy to clean and fun to use. 

For more info on these wonderful products you can follow the company in many ways:

CRUSH is made by Sabi:
Website: http://www.sabi.com
Blog: blog.sabi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sabibrand

Twitter: @sabi_brand

Disclosure of Material Connection: I will receive a low value free gift from the manufacturer for
posting this review. I was not required or compelled to write a positive review. The opinions I
have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.



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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FOLIO strap + go weekly travel pill box Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

















The FOLIO strap + go weekly travel pill box is a great companion to have along when you are away from home and need a secure way of bringing your meds along. although this one is fairly smaller than the first one i reviewed it is still convenient to use as a carry on as it fits right into your purse and has the strap to keep it secure.

The only problem with this one is that it does not have deep wells so you can only fit a few small pills in each one...perfect for those who omly take a few pills daily.

I love the soft outer covering which feels like velour and the fact that it is secured with a large strap and it easily slides into a purse or backpack and does not take up a lot of space.

I would not recommend this for elderly people as the days are printed pretty small and are hard to read.If you are looking for a convenient way of storing your pills for traveling then this is the perfect accessory!!

FOLIO is made by Sabi:
Website: http://www.sabi.com
Blog: blog.sabi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sabibrand
Twitter: @sabi_brand

Disclosure of Material connection. I will receive a low value free gift from the manufacturer for posting this review. I was not required or compelled to write a positive review. the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR. Part 255.

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, March 11, 2014

FOLIO grande extra large strap + go weekly travel pill box Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I am always looking for a convenient way to store my medications whether it be for at home or on the road. I want something that can hold my medications and also not be a hassle to carry around. This extra large Folio with strap has proven to be perfect for me.

Not only does this travel box hold my medications with the days clearly marked, but it is also the perfect size and fit for my purse. The outside material is smooth as it is covered with a velvety feel material and the strap holds it closed so that my pills do not fall out.

This Pill box is made for those of us on a heavier twice daily am/pm regimen of vitamins, supplements or pills. Or for those who take large-sized vitamins or supplements.
 It is a cut above the standard 14-door pill box and is much easier to load, with one universal lid. It's also much easier to extract pills from the FOLIO grande pill box.
 With other pill organizers, it's nearly impossible to get your fingers into the pill box compartments and it's necessary to turn the entire pill box upside-down to shake out its contents. 
 The FOLIO grande pill box features rounded compartments that make extraction of pills quick and easy and fits elegantly and stylishly into a purse, briefcase or backpack and can be taken out anywhere. And the snug strap keeps it secure.

 I have carried one of those cheap plastic organizers around before (The ones that have pop open lids on them) but after a while they do not stay shut and lose their strength. Not to mention the medications end up melting or sticking to the bottom.

All in all this weekly travel box is perfect for carrying all of your medications with you no matter where you go. Each little opening is nice and deep which makes it perfect for storing numerous pills .

FOLIO grande is made by SABI
Visit their website at http://sabi.com/
also their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Sabibrand




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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Skinny Jane 7 day weight loss challenge

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.






Thanks to Skinny Jane weight loss program i have lost 9 pounds! Yes...it is true. I received the 7 day weight loss program free of charge in order to try it out and then share my review with you..My followers :)

 I am very pleased and actually surprised at how well this system has worked for me. In this kit i received 7 days worth of Skinny jane burn capsules, skinny jane cleanse capsules and a pouch of strawberry flavored skinny blend. I took 2 skinny burn capsules along with 1 skinny cleanse capsules first thing in the morning with a full 16 ounce glass of water.









Amazingly i was not hungry until lunch time and this is when i would have a tall creamy delicious strawberry skinny shake. These are so creamy and really taste good. Was almost like i was cheating LOL.

 During the day i would have little snacks according to the guidlines such as apples, nuts, cheese and green tea. When i started this plan i weighed in at 135.6 and today was day 7 so i am finishing off at 126.7...my ideal weight for my height is 125 pounds!

This is worth celebrating as i have now reached my goal and i did not suffer at all. Had no jitters and was not starving! If you would like more info about this plan i highly recommend following skinny jane on facebook HERE  and also you can follow on twitter HERE.



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Women’s Dancer Costume

Women's Dancer costume

Dressing up doesn't have to be just for halloween! Costumes can be worn for those who like to throw themed parties as well as used for couples who like role playing.

I was given the opportunity once again to write a review on a lovely costume given to me (free of charge) from the wonderful people over at Costume discounters

Love for dance

I chose the saloon gal costume to review.The costume is from their line of dance costumes. This costume is so cute and sexy and it was really quite comfortable. The corset was the only thing i could not get to fit my body correctly but i made it work for me. the dress is really soft and silky and did not ride up on me upon sitting. I was very pleased with the whole costume and felt like i was ready for a night out at a saloon :)

 benefits of dancing


Since this costume is part of the dance lineup i have provided a link related to dancing and the health benefits that come from dancing. I love to dance so i was quite surprised to hear the health benefits associated with it. For more info on this click here: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/dance-workout



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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Red Velvet cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

 Two (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 RED VELVET CAKE:
 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
 1 teaspoon salt
 2 large eggs, at room temperature
 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
 1 cup buttermilk
 1/4 cup (two 1-ounce bottles) red food coloring
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 2 teaspoons white vinegar

 CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted lightly to remove any lumps
 Two (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 Prepare the cheesecake layer:

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
 Place a large roasting pan on the lower third rack of the oven.
 Place a kettle of water on the stove to boil.
 Spray a 9-inch spring form pan with nonstick spray and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper.  Wrap a double layer of foil around the bottom and up the sides of the pan (you want to seal it so the water  from the water bath doesn't seep into the pan).
 In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to mix the cream cheese- blend until it is nice and smooth and creamy.  Mix in sugar and salt and blend for 2 minutes, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed.
 Add eggs, one at a time, blending after each addition.
 Finally, mix in sour cream, whipping cream and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
 Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
 Set the pan into the roasting pan in the pre-heated oven.
 Carefully pour the hot water from your kettle into the roasting pan (it will fill the pan surrounding the  cheesecake).
 Pour enough water so that there is about an inch of water coming up the foil along the sides of the  cheesecake pan.
 Bake the cheesecake for 45 minutes. It should be set to the touch and not jiggle.
 Remove the cheesecake from the roasting pan and let it cool on a wire rack for at least an hour.
 When it has cooled, place the pan into the freezer and let the cheesecake freeze completely. This can be done in several hours- or overnight.
 Prepare the cake layers: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Grease and flour two 9-inch round metal baking pans (or spray with nonstick baking spray with flour).
 In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
 Add eggs, oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla and vinegar to the flour mixture.
Using an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat for 1 minute, until blended. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans, dividing equally.
 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
 Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes
Run a knife around the edge of the pans, then invert cakes onto a rack to cool completely.

 Prepare the frosting: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla until it is smooth and creamy (do not over beat).
 Assemble the cake: Place one cake layer into the center of a cake plate or platter.
 Remove the cheesecake from the freezer, take off the sides of the pan, and slide a knife under the parchment to remove the cheesecake from the pan.
Peel off the parchment. Measure your cheesecake layer against the cake layers.
 If the cheesecake layer turns out to be a slightly larger round than your cake, move it to a cutting board and gently shave off some of the exterior of the cheesecake to get it to the same size as your cake layers.
 Place the cheesecake layer on top of the first cake layer. Place the 2nd cake layer on top of the cheesecake.
 Frost the cake: Apply a crumb coat layer to the cake- use a long, thin spatula to cover the cake completely with a thin and even layer of frosting. Be sure to wipe off your spatula each time you are about to dip it back into the bowl to get more frosting (this way you won't be transferring any red crumbs into the bowl of frosting).
 Don't worry at this point about the crumbs being visible in the frosting on the cake. When your cake has a thin layer of frosting all over it, place it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to “set” the frosting.
 Once the first layer of frosting is set, apply the 2nd layer. Start by adding a large scoop of frosting onto the top of the cake. Use a long, thin spatula to spread the frosting evenly across the top and then spread it down the sides of the cake too.
 Because you applied a crumb-coat layer, you shouldn't have any red crumbs floating around in the final frosting layer. Decorate, as desired. I recommend white chocolate shavings

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum is such an amazing product! this little bottle has been a blessing for me. In just three days of using this my face looks brighter, fine lines have noticeably diminished and it is not greasy at all. My skin feels silky smooth and I feel pretty!!I apply just a few tiny drops to my face every night . I was given this opportunity to try it for free Thanks to influenster! To read all about this amazing creme and the many other line of products you can go HERE and read all about it. Also if you are interested in purchasing you can visit http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com/select-a-system/order,default,pg.html

Monday, November 25, 2013




Do you find yourself scrambling for a quick and easy meal to prepare for dinner? I often do and that is why I just love Kroger Skillet Meals! They are easy to prepare in about 10 minutes and are so delicious too! There are quite a few varieties to choose from as well. such as Tuscan style Penne, Chicken Fajitas, Shrimp lo mein, shrimp fried rice and even sausage rigatoni!! As a member of bzzagent I received coupons for a free kroger skillet meal, Fresh selection salad kit and a loaf of kroger garlic bread. This dinner was done in about 10-15 minutes and I felt good about being able to serve a hearty, delicious meal to my family instead of picking up the phone and ordering a greasy pizza :)

So next time you find yourself wondering what to feed the family on such short notice...give Kroger skillet meals a try! They will love it.



Friday, November 8, 2013

Clairol Nice and Easy Root Touch-Up Review

BEFORE ROOT TOUCH-UP
As a member of vocalpoint.com I was chosen to try a free box of Root touch-up by nice and easy! At first I was a bit hesitant as I have never used a product such as this before and was afraid it would not match my hair color. Surprisingly though when i was finished applying and washed it all out I was amazed at how natural my hair looked. I am not one who wants to put hair coloring all over my hair when all i have are gray roots! This product is a must have for me :) It was so easy to apply and i did not have to damage my hair by coloring all over. 

Although I really dislike the smell of hair products like this I was very pleased with how well it covered the roots and blended in with the rest of my hair. Two thumbs up!!


AFTER