Monthly Archives: August 2016

New York Biology Peppermint Essential Oil Review


20160829_133414Hi again!  As promised, here I am reviewing another essential oil by New York Biology; Peppermint!  Who doesn’t love the smell of peppermint?  Well, I can say I’ve never met someone who doesn’t, let’s just put it that way. 🙂   I put this essential oil in my diffuser this evening while having a nice girls night with a friend, trying out some new face masks that I got.  We really enjoyed having the peppermint oil scent waft throughout the room.

 

The scent is really nice and I only used two drops of oil this time and that produced a scent that was plenty potent.

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After doing a little research online, here is what I found peppermint essential oils can help with:

  • Reduces stomach aches
  • Soothes digestive issues
  • Freshens bad breath
  • Relieves headaches
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Improves mental focus
  • Clears respiratory tract
  • Boosts energy
  • Releases tight muscles
  • Cost-effective natural solution to replace pharmaceutical drugs

I got this information from https://draxe.com/lavender-oil-benefits/

If you’re interested in learning more about this company, their peppermint essential oil or the other types of essential oils that they sell, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Lavender-Essential-Oil-Kashmir-Linalool/dp/B01IG41ZG4/ref=sr_1_8?m=A3K94VWQ8DVMOE&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1470327291&sr=1-8

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Do you currently use essential oils?  I would love to hear different ways you use them or what kinds of essential oils you use.  Feel free to comment below.

~RachP03~

New York Biology Sandalwood Essential Oil Review


1472500782414-60444227Hi guys!  I got to try out another essential oil from New York Biology; Sandalwood.  I enjoyed the scent of this as well.  Once again, I used my Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser.  I ended up using 3 drops and again finding that 2 drops would probably be potent enough. I didn’t have much time to test this oil out before I had to put up my review, but I did use it for several hours over the weekend one day, and it had quite the calming effect on me.  I look forward to continue using it to see what other benefits will come from it.

I didn’t know too much about Sandalwood initially, but after Googling it here is what I found:

Sandalwood:

widely cultivated Indian tree that yields fragrant timber and oil.
*a perfume or incense derived from sandalwood.
*used in names of other trees that yield timber similar to sandalwood, e.g., red sandalwood.
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Also, according to https://draxe.com/sandalwood-essential-oil/, these are the following benefits of sandalwood:
  • Mental clarity
  • Relaxing and calming
  • Memory booster
  • Natural aphrodisiac
  • Astringent
  • Anti-viral and antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Expectorant

If you’re interested in finding out more about this company, their sandalwood essential oil or other essential oils that they have, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Sandalwood-Essential-Santalum-Album–santolol/dp/B01IG4F5GA/ref=sr_1_10?m=A3K94VWQ8DVMOE&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1470327949&sr=1-10

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Do you currently use essential oils?  I would love to hear about the different ways in which you use them and what ones you do use.  Please feel free to comment below.

Stay tuned for another essential oil review for New York Biology.

~RachP03~

New York Biology Lavender Essential Oil Review


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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I was able to test out New York Biology Lavender Essential Oil this past week. It came in a 1 fluid ounce glass bottle with an eye dropper.  This is actually my first time ever using essential oils.  One of my friends bought me an Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser for my birthday a couple months ago and I am finally getting to use it. I tested this oil out in my diffuser for 3 nights in a row because lavender is supposed to aid in sleeping better.  It also has a nice, calming scent.

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I followed the instructions that came with my diffuser and it said to add 100 ml of water, then 2 or 3 drops of essential oils.  To be honest, I think I could get away with just 2 drops because it is able to produce a really strong scent with 3 drops.

 

After doing a little research online, here is what I found lavender essential oils can help with:

  • Reduces anxiety and emotional stress
  • Heals burns and wounds
  • Improves sleep
  • Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
  • Slows aging with powerful antioxidants
  • Improves eczema and psoriasis
  • Alleviates headaches

I got this information from https://draxe.com/lavender-oil-benefits/

If you’re interested in learning more about this company, their lavender essential oil or the other types of essential oils that they sell, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Lavender-Essential-Oil-Kashmir-Linalool/dp/B01IG41ZG4/ref=sr_1_8?m=A3K94VWQ8DVMOE&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1470327291&sr=1-8

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Do you currently use essential oils?  I would love to hear different ways you use them or what kinds of essential oils you use.  Feel free to comment below.

~RachP03~

CacheAlaska® Beanie Knit Hat Review

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Hi guys!  So we’re back from Hawaii and of course I’m wishing I was still there.  But it’s back to the grind. 🙂  What better time of year than late August in California to review a winter hat, right?  LOL  I came up with a way to test it so I could at least get some idea of whether it keeps me warm or not.

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So, I tried it on with the air conditioner on.  I have no doubt that it would keep me warm even in cold weather just because of how it’s knitted, as well as the insulated part on the inside edge of the hat.

20160822_190637The company that makes theses hats is a family owned business in Alaska.  The included a coupon code for 20% off my next purchase which is pretty sweet!  They also have a No Hassle money back guarantee.

1471919369147-1608796217Well I look forward to testing this hat out again in the middle of winter when I go back home to the Midwest to visit.

If you want to check out the various colors of these hats or other products that they have, go here:  http://www.amazon.com/Beanie-Light-Blue-Knit-Hat/dp/B014VHIFMW/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1462826413&sr=8-24&keywords=beanie+blue

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I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream and RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5-in-1 Restoring Night Cream Reviews

Aloha from Hawaii!  I’m enjoying a little vacation out here with my boyfriend this week.  I’m excited to be blogging from this beautiful location.

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I got to try RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream and RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5-in-1 Restoring Night Cream.  From the start, I LOVE the packaging.  It’s so fancy looking!  I like that the eye cream is in a metal tube, which makes it easier to get all of the product out, with nothing going to waste. Also, the eye cream is in a glass container which is great because keeping products in glass containers allows the ingredients to stay fresher longer.

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The products were very enjoyable to use.  The scent was nice and the texture was of a good quality; just the right consistency; not too thick or too thin.

I’ve only had an opportunity to use this for a week so it’s hard to see how much of a difference it’s made on my skin, but they do say that you will see results after 4 weeks, so I’m excited to see the results here in 3 weeks.

Have you tried these products before or do you have any questions?  Please comment below.

Aloha everyone and Mahalo for stopping by today!

~RachP03~

I received these products free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Shikshook Cocktail Shaker Set Review


Good evening everyone!  Tonight I tested the Shikshook Cocktail Shaker Set.

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As you may have read in other posts of mine, I’m a member of Tomoson.com where you can apply to test products and review them.  I applied for this because I thought it looked pretty cool and I like all of the accessories that it comes with.  The velvet bag is a huge plus because I can store this set easily and also take it with me wherever I need to.

Tonight I made a mixed drink on the fly with this cocktail shaker set.

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This came with one jigger and two liquor pourers.  As you can see, the shot of liquor has been poured into the jigger.  Super convenient to have these things while I’m mixing up drinks for a party or small get together or even if I decide I want a little cocktail after work or something.  The stainless steel makes it look so sleek and sophisticated. By the way, the entire set it made of stainless steel. Everything is dishwasher safe also.  It’s fun using the same type of shaker and accessories that I see in fancy bars.  Even the brand name is on the liquor pourer!  Awesome!

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At this point, I have poured the jigger full of liquor and the orange Gatorade into the shaker.  I have never used Gatorade as a mixer but this was all I had on hand so I got creative and improvised. LOL

20160811_204312I shook it up nice and good. I love feeling the frost on my hands that forms on the shaker as you shake it. And it sealed the liquids in tightly, no leaking or dripping.20160811_194919Easy to pour!  I felt like a bartender for the night in my own kitchen!

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And Voila!  A beautiful and tasty mixed drink!

This set also includes a BONUS EBOOK: 100 COCKTAIL RECIPES

If you’d like one of these sets yourself or if you want to find our more about it, click here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_hi_1?me=A1S45XSHLRAW9O&rh=i:merchant-items&ie=UTF8&tag=sahar0c-20&keywords=cocktail+shaker

#SHIKSHOOK

Shikshook your life.

I received this product free from Tomoson.com for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

If you’ve tried this product yourself or if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment below. 🙂

~RachP03~

Raaya Multi-Use Peeler Review


I was asked by Tomoson.com to review the Raaya Multi-Use Peeler.  This thing is awesome!  I have never owned a hand-held peeler like this.  It allows you to make thick or thin strips of vegetables, fruits, hard cheeses and chocolate.

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Tonight I used the peeler to make potato chips as well as julienne carrots and zucchini which we ate over rice.

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This peeler is made with anti-bacterial stainless steel and is durable and safe for dishwasher use.  That’s  a huge plus!  It also comes with a little scrub brush.

20160809_194925I really enjoy using this peeler!  You can use it for so many things!

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If you want to learn more about this peeler or pick one up for yourself go here: http://amzn.to/2aeV5Go

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

If you’ve used this peeler before or if you have questions about it, please comment below.

~RachP03~

NEW! Silk Nutchello Review

I’m on a roll with posting today!  For me, Sunday seems to be the day I get the most done in terms of blogging.  Anyone else feel that way about your own blogging?  I got to try, for FREE, Silk’s NEW Nutchello.  I received a full value coupon from Crowdtap.com; which is a website that gives you opportunities to apply to sample items from certain brands in exchange for your honest review.  The flavor that I decided to pick up at my local Safeway was Rich Dark Chocolate + Walnuts.  Prior to this I hadn’t tried any beverages that were made from walnuts so I was very curious and skeptical about how it was going to taste.

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I poured it over ice, as what seemed to be recommended by people who had tried it before as well as the brand itself.  Upon taking my first sip, my first impression was that this is a less sugary version of chocolate milk.  I instantly became a fan of this stuff!  Chocolate milk is delicious of course but if you’re looking for something that’s healthier and refreshing enough to drink on a hot summer day without being too sweet, this is your drink!

Now that you guys know how awesome I think this stuff is, here are the perks that you get for drinking it:

-Only 90 calories per serving

-14 grams of sugar

-No cholesterol or saturated fat

-Free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein and carrageenan

-Verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program

-No artifical colors or flavors

-Tons of vitamins and minerals

It comes in a 48 ounce plastic bottle and includes 6 servings of deliciousness!

It’s also available in two other flavors:

 

 

I cannot wait to try out these other flavors!  You can drink these on the rocks, add them to your coffee for some extra flavor and many more things!

Here’s a link which has recipe ideas on other things you can do with Nutchello: https://silk.com/recipes?f[0]=field_product_category_reference%3A451

Have you gotten a chance to try this tasty treat yet?  Please comment below, I would love to hear what you think of it.

To find them at a store near you, check out this link: https://silk.com/where-to-buy

If you would like opportunities to test out products too, check out this link to sign up:

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Take care,

~RachP03~

Arvidsson LED Light Bulb Review

Hello again!  I was contacted by Arvidsson which is an Amazon retailer that sells Vintage light bulbs and was asked to test and review their Arvidsson LED Vintage Edison [Sapphire] Filaments Bulb 4W 400Lumens [CRI90+] Dimmable [1800K Romantic Warm Glow] ST64/ST21 [Anti-Glare Clear Glass].

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I really like this light bulb because it gives the room a warm yellow glow which makes for a nice ambiance. I also like that the shape of the light bulb is different than regular light bulbs. I showed my friend this light bulb and he said that his sister and her husband have their house decorated in an older fashion. He added that they use older light bulbs in their home and that he advised his sister that she shouldn’t use those because of how much energy they use up. I told him that these bulbs are LED bulbs and do save on energy and he said that he would let his sister know about them and he was excited to hear that they existed.

Here is the product link if you’re interested in reading more about this bulb and/or purchasing the product:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HCLG7O2

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

As always, feel free to comment below!

Take care,

~RachP03~

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant Review

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend.  I had the pleasure of receiving Dove Advanced Care Deodorant in the mail for FREE from HouseParty.com’s Chatterbox!

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HouseParty.com allows you to apply to host parties which feature different brands for you and your friends to try out and give feedback on.  I have hosted a handful of parties thanks to HouseParty with the following brands:  Redbook/L’Oreal Paris Happy Hour Party where I received 30 of each item to giveaway to guests: L’Oreal liquid lipstick, a Redbook subscription for you and a friend, samples of L’Oreal Revitalift eye cream and face cream and L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner. The host typically gets their own goody(ies) as a perk for hosting, and I received the L’Oreal Revitalift eye cream which I am almost done using up.

I also hosted a Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin book party which included a book for myself and one to give away, autograph book plates, bookmarks, calendars, excerpts from the book, 2 cell phone cases to give away AND if you post a photo of yourself with the book or with a goal that you set for yourself, the author would send you a free copy of the book.

And I also hosted a Silk & NutriBullet party where they sent me a Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro, gobs and gobs of coupons for Silk Yogurt and Milk so that I could get supplies for my party to make smoothies with and have a ton to give to guests, 20% off NutriBullet coupons, good quality glass smoothie mason jars with smoothie spoons and smoothie recipes books for the guests.  As the host I received silicone ice cube trays and measuring cups, a cutting board, and powdered greens to put into the smoothies.  HouseParty offers such a wide variety of parties that you can host and I’ve had a lot of fun hosting these parties. I hope to continue to get opportunities to do so.

Chatterbox is very similar except that you aren’t obligated to have a party to share goodies and/or information about the product that you received.  I have to say I’m a big fan of both options.  I love having little get-togethers at my house and being able to throw a HouseParty theme into the mix makes it more fun AND my friends get to walk away with cool new stuff for FREE!

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So, back to today’s featured product.  I have been a Dove fan for years!  I’ve been using Dove my entire adulthood, except for when I do my couponing and happen to find a deodorant on sale or something.  I love Dove because it keeps me clean and dry so I was very excited when I got chosen to receive their Advanced Care formula as my very first Chatterbox!  As you can see in the photo above, they only gave out 1,500 of these to try so I am very happy to be one of those people that was selected. I tried it out for a good week or two and I must say I noticed that it did a great job at keeping me clean and sweat free.  I would definitely recommend this deodorant if you want to feel confident that you will stay fresh throughout the day.

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If you want opportunities to host awesome HouseParties or to receive Chatterbox Chat Packs, click this link to sign up:  www.houseparty.com

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If you have any questions or you have used this deodorant yourself, feel free to comment below and tell me what you think of it.

Take care,

~RachP03~