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Monday, September 15, 2014

Choose the Right Tenant for Your Property


When you are renting out your property, you naturally want to find a good tenant. You want to look for someone who is financially responsible and of good moral character. You want to know if they can be trusted, if they are responsible with paying their bills and if they will pay their rent on time. Yup, those are the qualities of a perfect tenant.

Finding a good tenant would not have been easy back then, because you have to do all the checking by yourself. Nowadays, this is easily done with Tenantify. It's a website that helps landlords, find out more about their would be tenants. Their main job is to verify the tenant's employment and income status. All you have to do is wait for them to email you the results, then decide whether he or she is the right tenant for you. You can consider it a free service because it's the tenant who pays for the bill when verification is completed. Easy peasy, right?

Don't just deal with someone you think can pay the rent. Make sure that the person you are giving your keys can be trusted and will take care of your property.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review: Victoria’s Secret Sports Bra VoxBox #VSSportBra, #VSSportTester


The "I'm In" email from Influenster was the best email I got last week. Why? Because that meant I am one of the lucky bloggers to review Victoria’s Secret Sports Bra.

I was very excited when the package arrived because I know the VSX Sport Bra has a lot of styles and none of the bloggers chosen knew what she will be getting. My eyes lit up when I saw the blue bra and matching workout capri pants.





Product Description

Runway Sport Bra

The deep v-neck sport bra you love gets a little bit sexier with a zip front for easy on and off, while the padded cups offer shape and medium support. Perfect for moderate-impact sports with a racerback for all-around comfort. Get a runway body in performance workout gear from Victoria’s Secret Sport.

  • Medium support
  • Padding lifts & shapes
  • Adjustable straps
  • Breathable mesh panels
  • Locking-zip front closure
  • Nylon performance fabric with 4-way stretch
  • Body-Wick keeps you cool & dry
  • Machine wash. Tumble dry.
  • Imported nylon/polyester/spandex



Knockout Capri

Nylon performance fabric with four-way stretch creates a second-skin fit for the sexiest butt ever. With a comfy, curve-loving mid-rise and Body-Wick that keeps you cool and dry throughout any workout. The VS Knockout capri is the perfect length for spinning and Pilates. Get a runway body in performance workout gear from Victoria’s Secret Sport.


  •     Smooth seams for total comfort
  •     Medium rise with second skin fit and lined, reinforced gusset
  •     Hidden drawstring waist and waistband pocket
  •     21½" inseam
  •     Nylon performance fabric with 4-way stretch
  •     Body-Wick keeps you cool and dry
  •     Machine wash. Tumble dry.
  •     Imported nylon/spandex. Marl: polyester/nylon/spandex



My Opinion

I workout daily at home for 30 minutes to 1 hour. I do medium to high impact workouts and I do sweat a lot when I exercise. After I finish working out, my workout clothes are wet and I am one sweaty mess. This is my first time to try a moisture wicking bra and pants.

If you do work out and you wear exercise clothes, you know how tough it is to get into those "tight" outfits. I didn't have to struggle with the VS Sport Bra and Capri pants. The locking-zip front closure of the bra makes it easy for you to put on. The fit is perfect and the bra offers a good maximum support. I tried doing some Jumping Jacks and my breasts didn't bounce that much and they didn't hurt. And the best thing is, I didn't look like a mess after working out because my bra and pants are not that wet.

Pros

It has a nice design and fit. It minimizes the impact, so you don't have to worry about "bouncy" and achy breasts when running or jumping. The body wick fabric keeps you cool and dry.

Cons

They are expensive. Well, at least for me.

Would I recommend them?

I’m not really sure if I would pay the full $52.50 price for the VS Runway Sport Bra and $59.50 for the pants. But if price is not an issue and you want total comfort and maximum support, the sports bra and Capri pants are great workout outfits to try.



I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions expressed here are 100% mine and was in no way influenced by the brand.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review: Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne, Blackheads and Oily Skin with Dead Sea Salt


Today's review is about Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne, Blackheads and Oily Skin with Dead Sea Salt. 



Product Description:


  • Adovia sulfur soap, is highly enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea. 
  • Your skin's natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract. - Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties 
  • This soap thoroughly cleanses your face and body and leaves your skin gentle and smooth. 
  • Our sulfur soap has a 3% sulfur content.



My Opinion

I have tried using a sulfur soap before, but I didn't even finish the bar because of the strong sulfur smell. I'm glad this one has a fresh and pleasant smell. I've been using this for more than 10 days now and it's working really good for me. It helps control the oil without drying the skin and I have noticed that my skin is starting to clear up. Every time I wash with the soap, my skin feels so fresh and clean. It deeply cleans the skin and keeps it moisturized.

Recommendation

If your skin is oily and is prone to acne and blackheads, this is a great product to try. It's gentle and doesn't dry the skin like other sulfur soaps. The soap is infused with moisturizing ingredients such as olive oil and Aloe Vera to keep skin soft and silky smooth.

Where to buy?

Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne, Blackheads and Oily Skin with Dead Sea Salt is available on Amazon for only $8.95.

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.


Blogger Opp: Best Sweetest Ever Giveaway

Michigan Savings and More is cooking up another great giveaway. If you want to increase the number of your fans and have more followers by helping us promote this giveaway, sign up below.



The site/person signing up the most bloggers get a free co-host spot! If already paid with return money 9/29 

You will get 2 FREE Links (Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram Only) Co-Host spots are available for $5 for 4 links ( of your choice) plus the 2 FREE non Co-Host links. Also if a extra like or follow page is available you will receive them as well depending upon the number of Co-Hosts that join. Co-Host payment must be made via PayPal only, with the word “Sweetest” placed in the PayPal comment section. 

Please submit your payment to the email address shown below. 

 las930@charter.net 

You must agree to promote this giveaway a minimum of 5-7 times a week on Twitter, facebook, and another Social Media site of your choice. You must also agree to post this giveaway on the time and date shown below. This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Because ‘natural’ is the way to ‘nourish’


Drinking coconut water delivers a lot of health benefits to our body. A few years back, I suffered from UTI and instead of taking meds, I just did the water therapy. I drank lots of water and coconut water. The relief may not have been instant like when you take medications, but it did cure my UTI. The best thing is I did it the natural way. Since then, I've been drinking coconut water regularly. But, I never thought it could deliver beauty benefits to our skin as well. Bet you didn't know that, too, huh. Continue reading to know more about how great coconut water is to the skin.



Have you ever experienced having dry skin because your soap or body wash was just too strong for your skin? Or have you ever felt icky and sticky after putting on lotion just to get your skin moisturized?

Having too much chemicals on your skin may not be the right way to take care of it. Being the most visible organ of the body, you need to take extra care of it. So, whether you have skin that is as tough as leather, or as sensitive as a baby’s, the proper care on your skin is important since it is always exposed to harmful elements that may damage and spell illness to your skin.

Bath soaps and body washes are essential to clean your skin from all the dirt and grime you get from your daily activities. However, some soaps and body washes can actually strip off essential oils from the skin that could lead to dryness. One way to address this dilemma is to go natural! This is the perfect way to have your skin clean and nourished for that healthy aura people will notice. Filipinos are not new to cleansing using natural ingredients. Among others, oats and salts are used for exfoliation, honey for skin rejuvenation, milk for moisture, jasmine for its soothing properties, and flower petals for fragrance and indulgence. What could be new to Filipinos, however, is the use of coconut water in caring for the skin.

For many years, coconuts have been used in so many ways, be it for nutrition, in the household, or in other commercial industries. It is only now that coconut water is being used as an ingredient for body care. One of America’s most trusted body care brands, Dial, came up with the innovative idea of infusing coconut water into our daily body care products like soap and body wash. The Dial Coconut Water line of body care products is the first of its kind in the market, having coconut water as its primary ingredient in cleansing and caring for the skin. With coconut water found in young green coconuts, complemented by bamboo leaf extract, the Dial Coconut Water soap and body wash are rich in anti-oxidants, which get rid of harmful free-radicals that make skin look old and unhealthy, while the electrolytes in it keep the skin ultra-hydrated and rejuvenated. To top it all off, Dial’s crisp, indulging scent leaves you feeling fresh all day long.

Dial understands that the only way to make your skin refreshed and revitalized from all the stress it takes from the modern lifestyle and environment is to go natural for better nourishment. Your skin is the most noticeable part of your body wherever you go, thus your skin health should be in its tiptop shape all the time.

It only takes one shower using Dial Coconut Water soap and body wash to have that much needed skin care – for a healthier aura people will notice. Dial Coconut Water is available at all leading supermarkets and department stores in Metro Manila. To know more about Dial, visit www.dialsoap.com.

#‎ShoweredwithCoco‬  ‪#‎ShoweredwithDialCocoWater‬

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Review: All Natural Fiber Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge


I first heard about Konnyaku in a Japanese cooking show and never have I imagined that it could also be used as a beauty tool. Yup, Konnyaku, Elephant's Tongue or Konjac is used as a facial sponge to clean the face. I was recently sent a sample of All Natural Fiber Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge by My Konjac Sponge via Tomoson.




Product Description


  • 100% natural sponge 
  • 100% biodegradable 
  • Cleanse, exfoliates and revitalizes skin


Important Information

Indications
Sponge comes in a completely sealed packaging in soft condition. After use, hang the sponge to dry. The sponge will shrink when it's completely dry. This is perfectly normal. Rinse and allow the sponge to fully absorb water to reuse the sponge.

Ingredients
A natural konjac powder made from konjac potato, and it has the addition of bamboo charcoal extract.

Directions
Rinse and allow the sponge to fully absorb water. The sponge can be used with or without your favorite cleanser. Gently massage face using a sponge in a circular motion. Rinse sponge after use and hang it to dry.

My Opinion

My skin is oily and prone to acne and I wanted to see how it will work on my skin, so I tried it immediately. The sponge is very dry and hard. I soaked it in water for a while. I was pleasantly surprised that it became soft after soaking for just a few seconds.

dry

wet
As you can see in the photos, there is no difference in size, but the sponge felt really soft in a breeze. And to give you an idea on how big it is, below is a photo where I held it in my palm.




I massaged it on my face with just a drop or my facial cleanser, then washed with water as usual. It's gentle on the skin and after drying my face with a towel it feels soft and clean. A few days more and I noticed that my face is less oily, but not dry. This sponge really does its job at taming the oil.

Recommendation

If your problem is oily skin and acne, this is a good product to try. I am actually getting another one for my son who's suffering from acne.

Where to buy?

The All Natural Fiber Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge is available on Amazon. To find more about this product and the other types of sponges available, please visit the My Konjac Sponge website.

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.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer


I was recently given the opportunity to review Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer with Vitamin A, E and apple Extracts. I'm not new to Ageless Derma. I use the moisturizing cream and I love how it keeps my skin soft and supple. This is my first time, though, to try their makeup line.




Product Description

Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup includes the dynamic Camoufleur Concealer that is ideal for covering up imperfections of the skin such as scars or brown spots or port wine stains that distract from the skin’s beauty. This versatile mineral make up concealer provides a natural look that is long lasting and will also cover those dark circles beneath the eyes, so it is an anti aging makeup that will conceal those visible signs of aging.

PARABEN FREE- 100 % Pure Minerals- Great For Sensitive Skin- Broad Spectrum Sun Protection. Never tested on Animals. Potent Antioxidants to prevent wrinkles. Made in USA.

Ingredients:

Apple Extract & Horseradish & Phospholipids & Retinyl Palmitate & Tocopheryl Acetate & Butylene Glycol



My Opinion

The makeup concealer has a very creamy texture, but it's light. I was actually expecting a cake because of how it's packaged, but it's more like a creamy lotion. It's easy to apply. Using my finger, I dabbed a little amount on my skin, smoothed it and waited for it to dry. You can see the before and after photos below.




As you can see, it covered my skin very well and the good thing is, it did not feel heavy. It lasted for hours and didn't even cake. I am really glad I had the chance to try this concealer and I would definitely buy this should my sample run low. I need those dark spots and dark circles covered!

Recommendation

If you're looking for a concealer that's light and won't irritate the skin, the Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer is a great product to try. It's a must-have for those with skin imperfection that they want to cover.

Where to buy?

Please visit the Ageless Derma Online Store. You may also like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter for more information and updates.

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, September 2, 2014

Review: Pink Eyelash Curler by Crave Naturals


Curled lashes make eyes appear bigger and more beautiful, but not all of us are blessed to have curly lashes. It's a good thing there is this tool called eyelash curler. Now, we can have curly lashes any time!

Today's review is about the Pink Eyelash Curler by Crave Naturals.

Product Description


  • NO PINCH DESIGN makes curling your eyelashes easy and pain free. Grabs every lash evenly so no lashes are left behind. Makes your eyes more noticeable in less than 20 seconds. 
  • CONTROLLED FORCE creates dramatically curled lashes that stay curled all day long. Enhanced precision, so there are no partial curled lashes. Your lashes will not lose luster throughout the day, leaving you with flirty fun lashes. 
  • FITS ALL EYE SHAPES so it works for everyone no matter what eye shape you have. Whiplash works on any eye shape including small, narrow, large, wide, deep set, hooded eye shapes. If it doesn't work, you'll get a full refund. 
  • STURDY ERGONOMIC HANDLE is easy to grip and comfortable to hold. Say goodbye to crooked crimped lashes due to poorly designed handles.


My Opinion

My order arrived fast via Amazon Prime. I opened the box immediately and I was a little dismayed that the box of the curler is damaged and was only secured with tapes. I knew that if I had emailed Crave Naturals, they would immediately replace it as they are easy to talk to and very accommodating. But I was too excited to try it out so I didn't bother to have it replaced. It's just a box anyway.



The pink eyelash curler is in excellent condition. It comes with a latch, so it stays in place when you put it inside your makeup kit or purse. When I tried it, I didn't even have to press too hard to curl my lashes. And I didn't pinch my eyelid! It's perfectly contoured to fit all eye shapes.




It's so easy to use and it gives you a beautiful curl. I like that the curls look more natural; other lash curlers make lashes appear crimped. It comes with a sturdy handle and is easy to grip. This eyelash curler will last a long time.

Recommendation

It's a little pricey, but well worth the extra money if you would compare it with other eyelash curlers that break easily and give you a crimped eyelash look. Although the curler was sent to me for free, I will not hesitate to buy one for myself because it works really well.

Where to buy?

Pink Eyelash Curler is available on Amazon.

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Crave Naturals for testing purposes. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. All photos used in the review were taken by myself or family. Do keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Argan Oil Hair Mask


Argan oil really works to soften hair and give it a nice shine. I'm glad to be given a chance to review another Argan oil product from Instanatural; the Argan Oil Hair Mask.



About the Hair Mask

It's an intensive Leave In Hair Conditioner that will turn dry, damaged hair into luxurious, silky strands.

Ingredients:  - Organic Argan Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Vitamin B5

My Opinion

I've got thick and wavy hair. I used to hate it, but using Argan oil made it soft, smooth and more manageable. This will be my first time though, to use the mask.



It has a nice scent and according to my sister in law, it smells delicious. The consistency is thick and as you can see in the photos, it has a pinkish-beige color. I used it as a conditioner and after washing it off, my hair felt incredibly soft. I didn't even have to blow dry it. I let it dry using the fan, brushed it and loved that there were no flyaways.

Recommendation

This will work great on dry hair and scalp. It deeply nourishes hair and scalp and leaves hair silky smooth, shiny and frizz-free.

Where to buy?

Argan Oil Hair Mask is available on Amazon. For more information and updates, please visit the following:

InstaNatural: http://instanatural.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/instanaturalcompany 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InstaNatural

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.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Framesi by Mist Spray Strong


When I was younger, hair spray is a must whenever I step out of the door. Nowadays I still use it, but only once in a while. Today's review is about Framesi BY Mist Spray Strong.






Product Description

Framesi BY (Be Yourself) Mist Spray Strong is a fast-drying finishing aerosol with an extra-firm hold. Protects from UV rays. Contains anti-aging Vitamin E and light silicone for shiny hair.

My Opinion

It has a very nice floral scent. I like it because it is not strong unlike other hair sprays that I've used that has a very strong scent that makes you hold your breath when spraying on your hair. When I sprayed it on my hair, I didn't even have to hold my breath. It dried up pretty quickly and is not sticky. Framesi leaves your hair soft and looking shiny. The product claims that it has an extra-firm hold. It sure does and it held my style for hours. Another plus is it's not heavy on your hair. I tried spritzing a lot just to test if it's heavy or not and I love that it's very light. Getting it off your hair is also easy. I just shampooed as usual and it's gone.

Recommendation

If you're looking for a hair spray to keep your hair in place the whole day, this is a great product to try. It makes your hair feel soft and gives it a nice shine.

Where to buy?

Framesi By Mist Spray Strong is available at Beauty Care Choices.

I am also giving away a bottle of Framesi Mist Spray to one lucky reader.

Prize: 10 oz.-bottle of Framesi Mist Spray 
Dates: 8/30-9/10 
Open to: US Residents 18+ 
Enter to win using the giveaway widget below. 
Good luck!




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.


 
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