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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Old Time Candy Giveaway (ends 9 Aug.)



Love sweets? Here's your chance to win a box full of Old Time Candy. One lucky winner will win 4 lbs.of our old time favorite candies. Enter through the rafflecopter below.

Old Time Candy Giveaway



The adventure began in July, 1999 when the founders of Old Time Candy Company walked into a large candy store in Cleveland, Ohio that specializes in old time candy. They had no idea that many of their old time favorites still existed. It was the candy they ate as kids... Necco Wafers, Candy Buttons on paper tape, Wax Lips, Candy Cigarettes. Amazing!

They went on-line in early 2000 with their first candy assortment and began to grow. In 2003 they moved into a larger facility and expanded at the beginning of 2004. They moved into a much larger facility in August of 2006 where they are located today. 2013 began their 13th year in the candy business.

Prize: Winner's Choice of Candy by Decades 4 lb. box from here

Dates: 7/26-8/9
Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!



Disclosure: Moms Check... nyo did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: Youthful Radiance Eye Cream by Foxbrim


Today's topic is about Foxbrim's Youthful Radiance Eye Cream. The skin around the eyes is usually the driest area in our face and also the most sensitive, that is why it's important that you only use products that don't contain harsh ingredients.



Product Description

Wake Up from Tired Eyes. Say Hello to Youthful Radiance!

Foxbrim's Youthful Radiance Eye Cream is the quick and easy way to totally refreshed and nourished eyes!
  • • Comprehensive Eye Care System addresses ALL your eye care concerns. Believe It! 
  • • Achieve Hollywood Radiance With Ease. Dramatic Results! • ONLY All-Natural and Organic Ingredients. Safe for ALL Skin Types.

The Simple Solution to Dull and Tired Eyes. Youthful Radiance Eye Cream Does What It Says It Will Do!
  • • Make Puffiness, Dark Circles and Wrinkles A Thing of the Past. 
  • • Prepare for the 'Before' and 'After'. Celebrate Your Beautiful Eyes! 
  • • Make your Mirror Your New Best Friend! 



My Opinion

Dark circles and puffy eyes are my main problems because of lack of sleep and I'm glad eye creams usually do the trick of eliminating them. I've been using Foxbrim's Youthful Radiance Eye Cream for more than a week now and I'm pleasantly surprised that it's working perfectly. The skin around my eyes is well moisturized and it feels very soft. Even the puffiness have subsided and dark rings are much lighter.

I use it in the morning and once again at night right after cleaning my face. It's soothing to the eyes and not irritating at all. My eyes feel instantly refreshed after application. Although it's still too early because it's only been more than a week, I'm quite positive that with the way the eye cream moisturizes and hydrates the skin, my crow's feet will become less visible.

Pros

The eye cream contains natural ingredients -- Aloe, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Lemongrass -- known to nourish skin. It comes in an airless pump, so it's more hygienic and easy to use.

Cons

It's a bit expensive for me because it's packed in a small bottle.

Recommendation

If you're looking for a product that works at eliminating the signs of aging, this eye cream is for you.

Buy it on Amazon or on their website. You may also visit and like their Facebook page for 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, July 22, 2014

Review: Silix Black Silicon Bracelet


A Black Silicon Bracelet with 18K Rose Gold Over Stainless Steel was sent to me courtesy of Jewelry.com for evaluation purposes. Silix by Aya is their new line of bracelets for summer 2014.



Product Description

From designer Aya Azrielant comes the hottest bracelet statement of the season. A classic combination of black silicon and 18K rose gold over stainless steel creates an edgy look for the contemporary fashionista. Bracelet measures 13/16 inches in width and stretches to fit.

My Opinion

The silicon bracelet looks really classy. It's very smooth, stretchy and carefully crafted. If you'll look at it closely, you can tell that only fine materials were used to make the Black silicon bracelet.



I've had stretchy bracelets before and what I don't like about them is they pinch the skin when worn. It's different with Silix, the black silicon is soft and it does not pinch the skin. It's comfortable to wear and the rose gold doesn't look cheap at all.



Recommendation

Accessories definitely change the way you look. If you're looking for a jewelry you can wear any time of the day, go for the silicon bracelets by Aya. The bracelets come in a variety of colors - black, white, red and blue. Visit the website now for more info.

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Jewelry.Com for review 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.


Review: Australian Tea Tree Oil


I've been using tea tree oil for years because I love it and it never fails when it comes to treating stubborn acne. What usually lasts for weeks only lasts about a few days with the oil. I know it has many other uses, but I never really got to try using it with other purposes. Then recently, I was sent a bottle of Australian Tea Tree Oil. I was also asked to download the file containing recipes and the many ways to use the essential oil.



Product Description

  • One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More. 
  • Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.


My Opinion

I was running out of toner, so I thought I'd try to make my own. Following the recipe, I mixed all the ingredients and using a cotton ball, applied it to my face and neck area. I saw dirt on the cotton ball that the facial cleanser didn't wash off. It works just like my toner does, and the good thing is, this is more natural and doesn't contain any chemicals. I have yet to try the oil with the other recipes!



Pros

Tea Tree Oil has many uses. It contains 100% pure tea tree oil and no chemical was added. It can be used to make disinfectants, deodorizers, household cleaners and detergents.

Cons

I didn't find anything I didn't like about the product.

Recommendation

Tea tree oil is a must have in your household. You can use it to clean your home and yourself. Although a sample was sent to me for free, I will not hesitate to buy another bottle.

Buy on Amazon!

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.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Barefaced Dead Sea Mud Mask



No time to visit the spa? A mud mask can help exfoliate and slough off dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking youthful. I like using a mud mask at least once a week not just to thoroughly clean my face, but to give it the boost it needs to make it glow. Today, I am reviewing Barefaced Dead Sea Mud Mask.



Product Description 

Bursting with Goodness. Dead Sea mud is full of natural minerals, salts and nutrients, proven to have repairing and healing properties for our skin.
Sent from Mother Nature. Filtered down from the surrounding mountains, layers of fine salt, sand and clay deposits have developed over centuries to form the black mud of the Dead Sea. Our mud has been harvested straight from its bed.
Enriched with Organic Ingredients. Our mud is the best we could get our paws on. All we've done is added a few all organic ingredients to ensure it remains fresh for your skin to enjoy.
Proven to Naturally Improve the Appearance and Feel of our Skin
  •  - Tone, tighten and improve skin texture. 
  •  - Exfoliate, unclog and purify pores. Help rid your skin of blackheads and imperfections. 
  •  - Draw out unseen excess oils and impurities. 
  • - Moisturize and stimulate skin collagen to help fight wrinkles. 
  •  - All natural and organic ingredients. Paraben free. 

Compliment and Complete your Beauty Regime. Free radicals from pollution in our modern world mean simply cleansing and moisturizing isn't enough to ensure your skin is bare and beautiful. Our deep cleansing mud mask contains natural anti oxidants to fight free radical damage and maintain healthier, younger looking skin.
Show off your Bareface. Banish those bad skin days and reveal a Barefaced more confident you. Skin will feel beautifully bare, purified and rejuvenated. This good skin feeling with brighten up your complexion and your day.




My Opinion

I just love the scent of this mask. It's a mix of lavender and eucalyptus that calms you and your skin instantly. It has a cooling effect that is very relaxing. It's not gritty unlike other masks that I've tried. It's smooth and easy to apply on the skin. The mud mask doesn't take too long to dry and I love the feeling of tightness after washing it off. My face feels very smooth and supple. That feeling lasts for days!



Recommendation

This is a great and affordable way to pamper your skin. If you're looking for a product to exfoliate and rid your skin of dirt and grime, I recommend that you give this mud mask a try. Using a mud mask at least once a week will definitely give your facial skin a boost.

Bare face Mud Mask is available on Amazon for only $24.95. For more information and updates, please visit their website at http://barefacedskincare.com/.


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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekend Finds

Here are some of the best products I found online that I'd like to share with you.

Irwin Naturals - Oolong & Matcha Tea-63 Softgels

Irwin Naturals - Oolong & Matcha Tea-63 Softgels
You know that green tea is good for you, but you hate the taste. Take it in softgels!

Irwin Naturals - Oolong & Matcha Tea-63 Softgels - $16.49, Free shipping - Available at Puritans Pride

Moroccanoil - - Oil treatment For All Hair Types (.85 oz.)

Moroccanoil - - Oil treatment For All Hair Types (.85 oz.)
Whether your locks are dry and limp or coarse and frizzy, the Golden Oil from Moroco will leave your mane soft and shiny.

Moroccanoil - - Oil treatment For All Hair Types (.85 oz.) - $33.95, Free shipping - Available at CTbeauty.com

CIBA Vision - Air Optix Night & Day Aqua Contact Lens

CIBA Vision - Air Optix Night & Day Aqua Contact Lens
Be more comfortable with CIBA. Click link for more info.

CIBA Vision - Air Optix Night & Day Aqua Contact Lens - $37.69, See Site shipping - Available at Contacts1st.com
(23 reviews)

Fitbit - Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband - Slate

Fitbit - Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband - Slate
Sleep better with this bracelet. Lack of sleep makes you grumpy and unproductive. This sleep wristband will give you the restful night you need.

Fitbit - Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband - Slate - $99.95, Free shipping - Available at Microsoft Store

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links provided by Postpresso.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: Resurface by Protege


Protege is becoming my favorite brand of beauty products. I've been using Emfaceize and so far I'm loving what it does to my skin. Today's topic is about Resurface, a night cream that promises to deliver radiant, flawless and more youthful skin.


Product Description

ResurFACE is an Enriched Nightly Restoration Cream Developed to Nourish, Moisturize, Repair and Protect

Healing: Loaded with Healing Ingredients Such As CoQ10, Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, and Ceremide E to Restore, while Kelp Ferment is Fortified with Nutrients to Nourish Your Skin
You Will Be Amazed by the Overnight Results!

Anti-Oxidant: Actives like Lutein and Lycopene Protect Against UV damage, while Anti-Oxidants Alpha Lipoic Acid, Astaxanthin and Vitamin E Destroy Free Radicals
Give Your Skin a Chance to Defend Itself from the Elements

Moisturizing: Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, and Sesame Oil Provide a Hydrating Triple Treat, Then Sodium PCA Takes it to the Next Level by Preventing Moisture Loss

Wake Up to a Supple, Soft Face



My Opinion

The night cream has a nice and thick consistency. It glides easily on the skin and dries up fast. I like that it doesn't leave an oily look. I hate it when the grease stains my pillow. This one doesn't do that. Just as Protege promised, my skin felt smooth and supple instantly. The first time I used this, I woke up the next day with a silky smooth skin. I've been on this a couple of weeks now and people around me are starting to notice that my very defined crow's feet are a bit lighter. I'm sure that if I continue to use this over the next few weeks, they'd become less visible.



I use it every night before going to bed, right after leaning my face and applying Emfaceize. My skin feels soft and moisturized, especially around the eye area. Yup, it's safe to use around the eyes, just make sure that it won't get in your eyes.

Recommendation

If you're looking for a night cream to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, I suggest you give Resurface a try. It's easy to work on the skin and it doesn't leave an oily appearance. You'll be surprised that it's more affordable than most night creams in the market.

Resurface is available on Amazon.

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, July 16, 2014

Smart Potty Giveaway (ends 30 July)

Welcome to the Smart Potty Giveaway

Sponsored by BabyBjorn

Hosted by Mostly Together Mommy




Potty training is a difficult by important part of a young child's life. Baby Bjorn seeks to make it just a little bit easier with their Smart Potty. You can find a full review from Mostly Together Mommy HERE.

Make potty training fun with this cute Smart Potty. This little throne is unique and is not found in stores. Join below for a chance to win.

Now, BabyBjorn has released a limited edition GOLD Smart Potty! These are not sold in stores, but you will get the chance to win a "throne" for your little one! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end on July 30, 2014, at midnight CST. One entrant per household in the continental U.S. Good luck, everyone!


*This blog was not compensated for promoting this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and is in compliance with FTC regulations. This blog is not liable for product shipment.

Monday, July 14, 2014

$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (ends 31 July)


How would you like to win $500 and spend it on anything you like on Amazon? Yup! Easy peasy $500 worth of GC by simply joining below.

Amy over at This Mamas Life recently had a new little one and Kinsight.com is helping us Celebrate! One lucky reader will win an Amazon.com Gift Card.

amazon gift card



Sponsored by: Kinsights.com

A little about Kinsights: Kinsights is an online Pediatric Personal Health Record Keeper for parents. Gone are the days where you’re being held responsible for keeping track of slips of paper or lugging files and folders containing your children’s health information. And in the event of an emergency, you can even have the health records sent to the ER or out-of-town doctor in a snap. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. This tool is amazing and a godsend to parents. Kinsights is also a community where parents can safely seek and share answers to parenting questions. You can ask anything and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Kinsights even offers groups with similar interests their own pages, including single parents, grandparents, those interested in car seat safety, baby & kids fashion, potty training groups, and many more What's really cool about this community is that it makes finding the best answers easy-community members vote up answers so the best content rises to the top.

*One Lucky Reader will receive the item shown above ( $500.00 Value)
 *Giveaway starts July 14, 2014 at 12:01am est. 
*Giveaway will end at 11:59pm est on July 31, 2014 
*Giveaway is open to US only 
* You must be 18 or over to enter 
* Winner will be chosen at random via Giveaway Tools 
* Winners will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. 
* The lucky winner will be notified by email at the end of the Giveaway. 
* This Mamas Life and the other participating blogs are not responsible for prize shipment or fulfillment *Prize will be fulfilled by the Sponsor. 

BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Disclosure: This blog did not receive financial compensation or product in exchange for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by the Sponsors

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review: Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin by Foxbrim



I am not new to using Hyaluronic Acid Serum to keep my skin hydrated. I actually love what it does to my skin, so I make sure to use it every day. I am also not new to Foxbrim. I have already tried and reviewed their Vitamin C serum. Foxbrim is a brand I can trust when it comes to skin care. They sent me a bottle of Hyaluronic Acid Serum to try and review.





Product Description
  • Safe For ALL Skin Types. Unique Formulation Ensures Even Sensitive Skin Can Glow Again! 
  • See What A Few DROPS Can Do. This Serum Includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, MSM, Jojoba Oil AND Green Tea. This Unique Formula Guarantees (LITERALLY!) Your Results!
  • Get the BEST Anti Aging, Anti Wrinkle and Anti Dull Skin Solution.
  • Dramatic Results Can Be Achieved With Immediate Use. In Days Not Weeks!
  • Find Your Confident Glow by Making Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles a Thing of the Past!
My Opinion

It's easy to work on the skin and it absorbs fast. It dries up pretty quickly and the results are instant. My skin felt very soft and silky smooth and I like that it looks plump and supple. I usually apply a moisturizer right after the serum, but there are times that I skip because my skin already feels soft and silky smooth. Shh, I know I shouldn't, but I just wanted to know how long the Hyaluronic Acid Serum will hold and believe me, it does keep skin very soft and hydrated even without a moisturizer.



As for my crow's feet, it's still visible, but I noticed some improvements. The slits are not as deep and with continued use, I'm sure they will become even lighter. I should have known about this years earlier, so I could have delayed the appearance of my crow's feet. Another thing that I like is my face doesn't look shiny after application. I have an oily skin and I usually stay away from products that makes my face shiny.

Pros

This serum is absolutely pure. It has NO parabens, NO additives and NO fillers. It comes in a nice brown bottle with a dropper. It's easy to apply and a little goes a long way.

Cons

I didn't find anything I didn't like about the serum. My skin easily breaks out, but this worked for me.

Recommendation

Hyaluronic acid works perfectly at hydrating skin. If you're looking for a product to moisturize skin and fight the signs of aging, this one is for you.

Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin by Foxbrim is available on Amazon.


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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