Monday, November 28, 2016

Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Cleanser [review]

My skin care routine took quite a hit once the weather warmed up. The summer in Cincinnati was humid and my face was on overload with oil production. Close to the end of the summer, I realized that I needed to do a better job of cleaning my face. I signed up for a facial at my favorite local (natural) salon to kick start the cleaning process, but I needed natural products to continue at home. Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Cleanser is certified organic, lightweight, and effective natural cleanser.

Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Cleanser     
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

The Good
The Not So Good
Contains organic ingredients

Gentle, lightweight moisturizer

Doesn't clog pores

Comes in a dark glass bottle

Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Cleanser is a lightweight natural cleanser that is customized for different skin types. I like that this natural facial cleanser company offers several types of cleansers based on oily skin, normal skin, blemished skin, etc. The natural ingredient list is another big plus in my book! There are not a lot of companies, especially those that sell on Amazon, that offer such a natural list of ingredients.

The facial cleanser comes in a dark glass bottle with a pump. Another big plus because it is usually hard to find beauty products in glass bottles. I received a sample of the cleanser in a small dark glass bottle. The dark glass is important for protecting the natural ingredients from going rancid. Let's look at the ingredients list!

Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Cleanser Ingredients:
Purified Water, Organic Cleansing Blend (Organic aloe vera juice (preservative free), aloe castile liquid soap unscented (filtered water, organic coconut oil, potassium hydroxide* (used to make natural soap), organic olive oil, organic jojoba oil, rosemary extract, organic aloe vera), organic vodka, natural sea salt, organic moisturizing blend (organic olive oil, purified water, organic carnauba wax (plant based), organic sweet orange oil, organic jojoba oil, potassium carbonate (natural earth mineral)**, organic geranium oil, organic bergamot oil, organic bilberry leaf, organic burdock root, organic sage herb), organic olive oil, xanthan gum (natural gum), organic lavender oil, organic geranium oil, organic sweet orange oil), organic vodka, organic olive oil.

* Not present in final product, used to make natural soap.
** Not present in final product, dissipates during manufacture.

The ingredients list is one of the most natural that I have been able to find. I am very excited about this product and this company because of their commitment to high quality, natural products.

Results: The cleanser was very lightweight and most of it seemed to absorb into the skin on my face. It was easy to wash off because it wasn't greasy. I have been using oil based cleansers, so this cleanser was a little bit different. I did not feel like did much, but then I realized that this cleanser was gentle enough to not strip all of the natural oils off my face. This is a cleanser that I can see myself using on a daily basis because it is so gentle.

If you are looking for a truly natural cleanser with a great, natural ingredients list, Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Cleanser is your answer!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Natural Super Green Food Supplement [review]

Super Green Food Supplement in Capsules is about the easiest way to internally take super green food. I have tried super green food powders in smoothies or super green food juices, but the super green food supplement in capsules is an easy and quick way to boost your nutrition levels. Supa Herbal Greens Original herbal green food supplement blend is made with organic ingredients, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients, in a vegetable capsule.

Supa Herbal Greens Original       
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest. I am not a medical professional. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise program or taking a supplement. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease

The Good
The Not So Good
100% raw
Did not experience significant changes
Organic ingredients (other than veg capsule)

Non-GMO, Gluten-Free

Made in the USA

Supa Herbal Greens Original vegetable caps are made with GMO-free, gluten-free, and organic super green foods ingredients. The bottle contains 90 vegetarian capsules, which last 1 month. Recommended dosage is to take 3 capsules before or after meals. May be taken up to 3 times per day.

Supa Herbal Greens Original Ingredients:
Organic Super Green Foods (235mg):
  Alfalfa Grass (aerial)
  Barley Grass (aerial)
  Dandelion (aerial)
  Ginger (root)
  Ginseng (root)
  Parsley (aerial)
  Rose hips (fruit)
  Turmeric (root)
  Wheat grass (aerial)
  Garlic (bulb)

Organic Super Whole Complex (125mg):
  Celery (seed)
  Flax (seed)
  Pumpkin (seed)
  Sesame (seed)
  Sunflower (seed)

Organic Super Digestive Complex (80mg):
  Anise (seed)
  Caraway (seed)
  Fennel (seed)
  Ginger (root)

Organic Super Sea Greens (35mg):
  Kelp (aerial)
  Bladderwrack (aerial)
  Nova Scotia Dulce (leaf)

GMO Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Filler Free, Magnesium Stearate Free, Additive Free, Preservative Free super green supplement.

Supa Herbal Greens is a very concentrated herbal supplement. As the above states, the ingredients are high quality, organic, non-irradiated, and are additive free. Basically, you get 100% herbs within the capsule. I usually have a hard time finding natural supplements that are additive-free, especially Magnesium Stearate-free supplements, so I was really excited to try this brand. One of my goals for this year was to add more super green foods to my diet. The Supa Herbal Greens supplement is a great addition and I feel great about taking the supplement because of the organic ingredients.

I also like the ingredients combination of not only super green foods, but also raw seeds and nuts, garlic, and sea greens. I took 2 capsules per day and noticed that my energy did not dip as much as usual throughout the day. Otherwise, I did not notice a significant improvement. I bet if I took 3 capsules up to 3 times a day, my energy would be really high. My goal for taking this supplement is for preventative health.

The vegetarian capsule is a standard smaller capsule and it easy to take.

If you are looking for an easy way to take super green foods on a daily basis, try the organic Supa Herbal Greens green super food supplement.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Dropprice Amazon $100 Gift Card [Giveaway]

Dropprice is a neat little starup business that "drops the price" for every click. They offer kid and baby products that moms can purchase at a much lower price. By sharing on social media and getting others to click on the "drop the price" button, moms can lower the prices of baby and kid products. Check out the giveaway below for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Dropprice Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway 

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids and baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

 Dropprice Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway 

In today’s promotion for the Bibsaroo Disposable Baby Bibs, it started out at $26.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

 Dropprice Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway 

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!   Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.  

Giveaway: Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of these Bibs and you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!   This giveaway ends on 11/28/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.   Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kid-Friendly Music that Adults Can Also Enjoy [review]

My 3.5 year old son has always loved listening to music. While we do sing kid songs from time to time, I prefer to listen to Classic music or Christian Rock music when we are traveling in the car or listening to music while doing chores. I like to select music that is appropriate for all ages. That's why the Jazz Loves Disney soundtrack is perfect for our whole family! My toddler can still enjoy kid-friendly songs and the adults can reminisce about their childhoods. The songs are appropriate for everyone and I don't feel like I'm purely listening to kid songs.

Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided the album to review but all opinions are my own.

Jazz Loves Disney Tracklist:
1. Jamie Cullum – "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat" – from The Aristocats
2. Melody Gardot – "He’s A Tramp" – from Lady And The Tramp
3. Stacey Kent – "Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo" (French version) – from Cinderella
4. Gregory Porter – "When You Wish Upon A Star" – from Pinocchio
5. China Moses – "Why Don’t You Do Right" – from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
6. Raphaël Gualazzi – "I Wanna Be Like You" – from The Jungle Book
7. The Rob Mounsey Orchestra – "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" – from Cinderella
8. Hugh Coltman – "You’ve Got A Friend In Me" – from Toy Story
9. Anne Sila – "Let It Go" – from Frozen
10. Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi – "The Bare Necessities" – from The Jungle Book
11. Laika – "Once Upon A Dream" – from Sleeping Beauty
12. Nikki Yanofsky -"Someday My Prince Will Come" – from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
13. The Hot Sardines – I Wanna Be Like You (French & English version) – from The Jungle Book (US release only)

We have started to introduce our son to Disney movies. I never thought that doing so would bring back so many memories from when I was growing up. Even just listening to this soundtrack was bringing back some warm and fuzzy feelings. I remember being in middle school and watching some of the Disney movies for the first time. (I came over to the US when I was 9, so I wasn't introduced to the movies until I was a bit older). My mom would take me over to her friend's house for play dates because she had kids of a similar age. We would watch Disney movies while we played. As I became older, I started to enjoy Disney movies even more because I could really understand some of the more complex concepts. I also enjoyed the beautiful music.

When I started playing the soundtrack, my toddler came over and asked me what kind of music I was playing. He really liked the songs. I really like that the songs are kid-appropriate but can also be enjoyed by me and my husband. The songs are upbeat!

My two favorite songs are "The Bare Necessities" from The Jungle Book. I really love the upbeat rhythm of this song. The song makes me smile.

I also love "When You Wish Upon a Star." This has always been a favorite song of mine. There is something hopeful and exciting about the words and the song.

The thing I love most about the Jazz Loves Disney album is that the songs are classic! They bring a smile to my face because I remember watching these movies as a child. Now, my son can enjoy the same music.

Jazz Loves Disney can be purchased on iTunes and on Amazon.

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