Are Your Lips Chapped? Remedy for Super Chapped Winter Lips – Neosporin Lip Health

Try Neosporin Lip Products like Daily Hydration Therapy and Overnight Renewal Therapy to battle chapped lips.Are your lips chapped? If you live in a cold climate, chances are you’ve experienced some pretty chapped, sore lips from the bitter cold winters. Keeping your lips healthy and hydrated can really combat winter’s bite. Neosporin now offers a great remedy for super chapped winter lips. Neosporin Lip Health products, available as Daily Hydration Therapy in a squeeze tube and Overnight Renewal Therapy white petroleum lip protectant in a small tub with screw top.


My husband and I have used traditional Neosporin on extremely chapped lips for quite some time. Imagine our delight when we come to find out that Neosporin has actually formulated product specifically meant to help lips chapped due to the elements or any reason at all. Both Daily Hydration Therapy and Overnight Renewal Therapy products are compact and fit nicely in a pocket, purse, or in your medicine cabinet.

Try Neosporin Lip Products like Daily Hydration Therapy and Overnight Renewal Therapy to battle chapped lips.The Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy product comes in a handy little squeeze tube with a twist cap. The applicator delivers a thin strip of lip therapy product that you can easily smooth over your lips and then smack them together to spread the lip product for even coverage. Because it contains sunscreen (SPF20), Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy truly lives up to its name as a great option for daily lip care and preventing lips chapped by exposure to the sun.

The texture and consistency of the Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy product is rich and creamy, delivering supreme hydration to lips whether chapped or not. This product is safe for reapplication as needed and helps to hydrate as well as protect against sunburn. There’s really no taste to this product that I can notice, and it is pleasant to wear on your lips as often as needed.

Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy is rich and emollient, offering overnight rejuvenation of your lips. When applying it with your fingertips, the product feels like soft, smooth butter. The active ingredient of white petroleum provides full coverage of your lips to soothe chapped lips and to heal cuts and cracks. This product has a lightly sweet and very slightly fruity aroma, but again, no taste.

TheProducts provided free to writer for review tube of Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy is .35 ounces and retails for under $6. The jar of Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy lip protectant is .27 ounces and retails for under $6 as well. You can buy these products at your favorite drugstores and mass market retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com. For more information, visit Neosporin Lip Treatment online.

Romantic Desserts, Sweet Dessert Beverages, and After Dinner Drinks to Try at Home

Try dessert for two for a romantic evening.It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day or even a special occasion to enjoy a romantic dessert at home with your sweetheart. You can really maximize the romance of your meal with a decadent dessert or a rich and inviting after dinner drink, cocktail, or liqueur. Romantic desserts and sweet and dreamy dessert beverages offer more than just a delightful taste, so take the time to enjoy them once in a while.


Romantic desserts need not be extravagant and difficult to prepare. On the contrary, some of the best desserts-for-two can be store-bought or special ordered. Of course, you can always go to the trouble of creating a romantic dessert recipe from scratch to impress your significant other, but it may not always be necessary.

No matter if you plan to make your own romantic desserts or purchase something that is premade to enjoy, consider the following suggestions for desserts and after dinner drinks to enjoy.

Romantic Dessert Ideas
From decadent chocolate cake with raspberry sauce to chocolate-covered strawberries, the list oBanana Splits can be a romantic dessert to share.f romance-inspiring desserts and treats goes on seemingly forever. Remember the most important thing about selecting your dessert options is to ensure you and your sweetheart both like them. To some men, chocolate chip cookies, while simple, may even be romantic if prepared especially for them.

Consider these ideas for romantic dessert ideas:

–    Banana Split
–    Chocolate-covered Strawberries
–    Chocolate Fondue
–    Crème Brulee
–    Baked Alaska
–    Hot Fudge Sundae or Banana Split for Two
–    Pie of any kind with Whipped Cream
–    Strawberry Shortcake with Extra Whipped Cream
–    Triple Chocolate Cake (or some variation)

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Skin Care Tips – Experience Finer Beauty with the Mannatech™ Optimal Collection

Having healthy skin is an important component of any woman’s wellness plan, and the products that she chooses to use should help her to achieve that goal. Maintaining a youthful look starts with clean skin that is moisturized and replenished. While there are any number of options available for women to use to soften, rejuvenate, and hydrate their skin, not all of them are worth their weight in gold. Personally, I discovered the Mannatech™ Optimal Collection to offer the perfect combination of skin-cleansing ability and pampering pleasure.

Believe it or not, the Mannatech™ Optimal Collection is the real deal – that is, as long as you follow the directions and use the products each day. After all, we aren’t young enough or foolish enough to believe that any of these skin products offer magical abilities to give us what people only dream the fountain of youth can provide. However, these products come relatively close to that – moisturizing dry skin, softening damaged skin, and minimizing fine lines and pores.

I admit that I have not been the most vigilant when it comes to using facial creams to maintain my skin’s natural softness or beauty. As a result, my face has started to show some wear-and-tear from old man winter who hasn’t been to kind to me with his harsh boldness and gruff ways as well as from the harshness of the sun. Dried out skin on a woman past her prime (or maybe not, as I’ll never tell) isn’t the prettiest of sights to see.

I had my doubts about these products as I have always leaned toward the glass-is-half-empty theory of life. I might soon be changing sides in regard to that idea though, because the Mannatech™ Optimal Collection has been much kinder to me in a speedier timeframe than facial products I have used in the past.

A touch of luxury is nice every once in a while and honestly, fancy facial scrubs, lotions, creams, and oils that actually do what they purport to do is a luxury that every woman should be able to afford. The Mannatech™ Optimal Collection utilizes a seven-step process that cleans, moisturizes, and refines your neck and facial skin to a softer, more beautiful appearance. I am so pleased with my results that I plan to continue using this product for quite a while. Here’s a run through of the products and the line up for using them.

The first step of this skincare process involves two products. First, you use the Optimal Face Cleansing Oil to remove makeup and any dirt. It’s gentle and silky. Next, use the Optimal Face Cleansing Cream to gently remove any remaining dirt or facial oil. I really like the silky feel and gentleness of both of these products.

Next, it is time to soften. The Optimal Skin Lotion comes in an adorable pump bottle and I feel as though I am pampering my face with its silky, rejuvenating formula. The next step involves the use of a special Skin Serum that is designed to help revitalize dry skin through its marine collagen ingredient. The combination of these two products made a visible difference in the suppleness of my skin without making it oily or sticky like some of the less expensive products on the market.

A lightweight moisturizer offers the benefit of providing a touch of hydration while protecting the skin against damage due to makeup or grime. The Optimal Skin Cream is perfect for this. One of my favorite products is the Optimal Eye Cream, which helped to minimize the fine wrinkles starting to form around my eyes.

Optimal After Shave Milk can be used by men, but I recommend saving it all for yourself. It’s great for nourishing your skin even if you haven’t shaved your legs. It is a delicate, luxurious concoction. This is the only product of the seven that isn’t designed expressly for the neck and face.

I found that using these products even only once a day made a huge difference to the condition of my skin, but twice a day did create a bigger improvement. I noticed a change after only the first three days, but my skin was a bit dry and damaged to begin with. By the end of the week my facial skin felt silky and smooth to the touch and fine lines began to fade a bit.

Products provided free to writer for reviewI received all seven of these products free for the purpose of reviewing them and I hope you discover the same great results if you decide to try them out. I recommend these products even if your skin is in good condition already since your face and neck deserve to be pampered.

Brighter, Fresher Teeth on the Go with the Colgate Wisp™

Let me start off by saying that I love the idea of this tiny disposable mini-toothbrush simply because it is so adorably cute. Plus, the Colgate Wisp™ does have quite a few favorable traits. It is small, easy to carry, and easy to use.

The Wisp is perfect for people of all ages, but it is particularly nice for women who want to look their best, feel their best, and kiss their best. This tiny little brush offers a clean taste with a little pick-me-up of minty freshness. I liked its taste and the fact that I could tuck it away into my tiniest of purses when going out-on-the-town for the night. In fact, this mini-toothbrush is so small that you can put it into a back pocket without any trouble at all.

Designed with a breath freshening bead that gives a fresh mouth taste without the need to use water to rinse, the Colgate Wisp is perfect for those of us who are constantly on the go. Skeptical at first, I quickly discovered that this handy little brush is worth its weight in gold. Not only did it freshen my breath and mouth with a strong burst of Cinnamint, but it also made my teeth feel clean.

As the makers of this tiny beauty tool suggest, it does provide a kissably clean smile. If you don’t believe me, try the Colgate Wisp™ for yourself and find out just how great it is. You have three wonderful choices for freshening flavors including Cinnamint, Peppermint, and Spearmint. I received a generous sample of the Cinnamint Colgate Wisp™ for the purposes of this review and I have to admit that I really do love it.

So, if you want to be prepared when you are out and about, tuck a two-pack of the Colgate Wisp™ into your purse and you can take a moment to discreetly clean and freshen your teeth anytime and anywhere. The packaging utilizes a slimshell design with an easy pull tab on the foil back. The mini-toothbrush is designed with a soft pick that is great for removing food after a meal or the plaque that tends to develop in between the gum line throughout a long day.

It might be a good idea to have one or more Colgate Wisps in your purse for the next time you get stuck in an airport, go hiking or camping, or take a long journey to visit a friend or attend a party. Colgate Wisp™ is sold in a generous 16-pack size for about $8.00 or a convenient 4-pack size that retails for $2.39.

Product provided free to writer for reviewFor more information or for a coupon for 50 cents off on Colgate Wisp™, visit http://www.colgatewisp.com/wisp/HomePage.

A Thumbs Up Book Review: Leave Your Clothes on, but Prepare to Get Financially Naked

I love reading books – romance, finance, cooking, mystery, science fiction, gardening, and just whatever. I enjoy them even more when they are easy to read, offer great facts, or grab my attention. This particular book, Get Financially Naked by Manisha Thakor, MBA, CFA, and Sharon Kedar, MBA, CFA, did all of that.

While the book is designed to teach you “How to talk money with your honey,” it can definitely be helpful for singles too. Many couples fail to discuss money before they move in together or get married, so they don’t know what to expect. While it is best to do this prior to signing on the dotted line, talking about finances is even more important once you are married. Get Financially Naked is designed to empower women with the ability to take control of their financial life and get it together.

Several exercises are contained throughout the book, designed to provide insight into how people think about money. These mini-exercises are designed to be taken individually, making it possible to learn important personal truths about the way that you think about money, spend money, and save money, even if you don’t currently have your own honey.

The primary goal of Get Financially Naked is to teach you how to manage your financial life responsibly while achieving your financial dreams and goals. It offers techniques that can be used on an individual basis, while also providing pointers and lessons on how to talk about your finances with your significant other, married or not.

Even if you believe that you already have a firm grasp on your financial life, reading the book can open up a few new possibilities while also giving you some food for thought. One of the aspects that I especially like about the book is that it provides examples of other couples and how they approached certain types of financial scenarios. This is great for anyone who wants to start up a conversation about finances with a significant other, but simply doesn’t know where to start.

I like to approach a book such as this with the expectation that even if I only take away one new, valuable tool or thought, I have come away a winner. It is an easy read as well as being a book that you can put down for a few days and pick it up again without wondering what you were reading about last. Just the title alone is enough to get your guy to take a look through as well – honestly!

I did receive Get Financially Naked for the purposes of reviewing it, but to tell you the truth, I did request this type of book. Even if you aren’t quite sure that you need to improve your financial house of cards, consider picking this one up for an extra touch of motivation when it comes to realizing your financial dreams and getting in tune with your significant other as far as how to spend and save joint funds.

For Better Health, Energy, and Physique, Try these Nutritional Supplements

If you’re looking for (or are considering) an alternative to dietary supplemental vitamins, consider trying any of the following products. They are environmentally friendly and are organically tuned into the needs of their consumers.

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of trying two liquid dietary supplements from Argo Labs as well as Oxylent premiere blend supplements. I have enjoyed not only the ease of “drinking” vitamins (rather than swallowing pills) but I’ve also enjoyed the benefits I’ve encountered in the process.

Naturally Noni 2X double strength was one of the first products I received from Agro Labs. At first taste, you’ll notice a very succulent, yet rich flavor of Noni Herbs (grown in Polynesia). I can’t even begin to describe the flavor to you, but I will say that I enjoyed the aftertaste as well as the initial trial run with this product. I’ve even noticed some of the effects from this herb taking place. I feel more at ease, I feel calmer and balanced; ready to tackle the day.

Naturally Noni is a sacred herb grown in the volcanic rich soil of Polynesia. Noni is known for its healing process for the body, mind, and soul (spirit). Naturally Noni 2X is available in 16oz and 32oz bottles and the recommended daily dosage is not to exceed three ounces.

I was also given the opportunity to try Naturally Pomegranate (made with organic Pomegranate). Just as Naturally Noni, it is in liquid form, but rather than working to toward enhancing your body, mind, and spirit, this product works towards maintaining and promoting optimal cardiovascular health.

Though I haven’t used Naturally Pomegranate for more than a week, I already feel better about using such a product. Maybe it’s because I know that I’m using a product that, in due time, will help promote better cardiovascular health (which is always a good thing). At this time, being new to using the Agro Labs products, I’m happy. I feel good both inside and out. I have not felt any ill effects nor have I felt an urge to quit using them.

If you are looking for an alternative to the normal daily vitamins and are looking for something that can promote more than what the daily vitamin has to offer, please consider reading more on Agro Labs’ products. They have many beneficial products to consider.

Naturally Noni, Naturally Pomegranate (as well as other Agro Labs Naturally products) can be purchased online by visiting www.Costco.com, the Vitamin Factory, or by visiting www.drugstore.com.

To add to the wonderful list of supplemental vitamins I received, I also received some nice and thirst quenching supplemental drinks along with a nice moisturizing lip balm from Vitalah that are sure to stay at the top of my vitamin lists.

Vitalah is unique in the sense that each drink (an array of flavors) is filled with high quality essential nutrients. Each drink creates a synergistic environment and you feel a boost of functionality at peak levels throughout the day.

Oxylent Lip Balm is definitely a product worth considering. I know that there are many lip balms to choose from and many that are very satisfactory; I will not dispute that, but once you’ve tried Oxylent Kisses for the first time, there’s definitely a difference. I was very, very impressed at how wonderful this lip balm truly was. It instantly made my lips go from “okay” to “amazing” in a matter of seconds. It kept my lips moisturized long after the balm had wiped away, and when used again, it gives that much more of an effect on the surface and feel of your lips. Did I mention it had flavor? Oops, it’s Raspberry – Yum!!

Every one of these products is worth the time to try, read about, and purchase. I for one am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to try them. I will be telling many friends about the two brands featured here today because I feel strongly about the companies and their products.

There are many products to consider and if you’d like to read more on Vitalah, please visit www.vitalah.com.

Products provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: The statements and opinions I share are my own. Please be advised that these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are also NOT intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I was sent these products for the purpose of my review; based on my experiences with the products, therefore, I bare no responsibility for others who feel differently. Thank you.

Tips for Planning a Fantastic Hockey Party

If you love the game of hockey, then you will love the idea of hosting a hockey party for your friends and/or family. Even if you aren’t a fan of the game yourself, you can still have a lot of fun planning a hockey party for your better half who might just be an avid hockey fan.

Depending on your preference, you can center the entire party on a hockey theme or you can tone it down a bit and focus just the decorations on this theme. You should be able to find hockey-themed party goods including plates, cups, napkins, banners, etc at most brick-and-mortar or online party stores. Buy plastic silverware in the team’s colors. Make a list so that you can stick to your budget. This is important if you don’t want to have an overly large credit card bill next month.

All Out Hockey Play for Your Party

Okay, while you might find some of the following suggestions to be a bit over-the-top, die-hard hockey fans are sure to appreciate them. Use a white tablecloth and colored markers to create your own hockey floor, but be sure you leave some space for the fans. If you want to go all crazy, use colored candies instead of markers to create the blue lines, etc.

Since you can’t exactly serve pucks for food, serve biscuits in a basket otherwise known as scoring a goal. Place these down at one end of the table in the goal section. Down at the end of the table where the net would be located, set up the cookies in place of the “cookie jar” or top section of the net.

Put the chicken wings out where the left and right wings would be in play. Set up the “hot dogs” in the center of play somewhere on the hockey rink that you have created.

Put some boobirds (blue marshmallow peeps) up in the nosebleed section. While you are at it, place a few puck bunnies (pink marshmallow bunnies) near the hockey floor so they can cheer the players on.

Draw up a penalty box area on the tablecloth and sit your burgers in there. Use some red hot dollar candies out on the ice for pucks. Turn some lollipops upside down along the penalty box for hockey sticks. For some true hockey fun, place a couple of toy zebras out in your homemade rink as well. With a little bit of imagination, you are sure to come up with a few good ideas of your own to add a personal touch to your display.

Whichever way you decide to set things up for your hockey party, make sure that you put some effort and time into your menu planning. A full tummy is a happy tummy and a happy tummy makes a happy guest. So, if you provide plenty of yummy treats everyone will go home happy whether or not the guest’s favorite hockey team won the game.

Planning the Hockey Party Menu…


Simplify Your Party Clean Ups with Flings® Pop-Up Trash and Recycle Containers

Having a party takes a lot of work and planning, but it is certainly worth the effort to see lots of smiling faces, hear giggling and laughter, and catch up with old and new friends. Clean up, however, is another story entirely. Sometimes, the time that I spend cleaning up after a party is longer than the time that I needed to spend to prepare for it.

Here a Cup, There a Cup, Everywhere a Cup- Enough, Enough!

After hosting a large event, I have already gotten frustrated when I discovered half-empty cups, paper plates, and napkins everywhere from the fireplace mantel to the bookshelves. Perhaps it isn’t that my guests are slobs or they figured that I could just clean the mess up at my leisure. Perhaps the problem is simply that my guests could not find the trash can.

Plus, maybe my guests haven’t always been sure that I recycle. Maybe that is why they have been more likely to leave their empty beverage cans out in the open on a table or window ledge rather than placing them in the trash can where they will end up in a landfill somewhere. Of course, they should have been able to discover my recycling container since I keep it right next to the trash can. Ah well, it is nicer to give my guests the benefit of a doubt.

Now, however, I won’t have to do that anymore because I have discovered the Flings! Let me tell you, I really wish that these clever stand-alone trash bags had been around when I was throwing four kids birthday parties a year- twice that if you count family parties for birthdays.

What Are the Flings® Pop-Up Trash and Recycle Containers?

The Flings offer an easy solution to trash and recycling concerns at any party. As long as you purchase enough of these free-standing trash and recycling receptacles, you won’t have to worry about clean up at all. Just set them up and forget about them until it is time to clean up from your party.

They offer a nice option to setting up trash cans all over your home, backyard, or rental hall or taping trash bags to the end of the table. Who has that many spare trashcans anyway? The Flings are big enough to hold 13 gallons of waste or recyclables; and they are sturdy and leak-proof.

With Flings, you don’t have to keep emptying your trashcan and replacing the trash bag. Just set enough of these attractive alternatives around the areas where you think you are going to need them and you are done! Once the Fling is filled, simply pull up the top of the bag and close it securely using the drawstring. Toss it in your primary trash receptacle and that’s it. No borrowed trashcans to return. No back and forth scurrying. It is simple, easy, and affordable!

What Do the Flings® Pop-Up Trash and Recycle Containers Look Like?

Flings are currently offered in five different patterns. The recycling design is easily recognizable with the green and white display featuring the recycling logo. Most people recognize this, so they have no problem knowing to place their recyclables in it. That is one of the reasons why this particular style of Fling makes it so terrific to use for tailgate parties and BBQs.

Pair the recycling design up with the picnic/BBQ design and you even have an extra touch of ambience for your party. The picnic/BBQ design is adorable. It features burgers and franks along with bright yellow swirls and suns.

The holiday design offers an attractive red and white display of bows. Two all-occasion designs are available with either cake and stars or balloons and stars. These are great for all types of parties including birthday parties, showers, retirement parties, and holiday gatherings.

Not only do you get easy clean up for each event, but you never have to worry about trash spilling over or out of trash bags that have been secured to the end of a table or on a doorknob.

Pricing and Shipment of Flings

Flings are sold in a variety of combinations that pair up certain designs. You have two quantity options: 4 for $15.99 or 10 for $29.99. If you are interested in trying these adorable freestanding trash bags, visit http://www.Flingsbins.com/Default.asp. There’s even a short YouTube video showing you how easy it is to set these up and use them. Plus, they are currently offering free shipping!

Product provided free to writer for reviewDisclaimer: I received one recycling Fling and two all-occasion Flings to review. I can’t see how you could possibly disagree, but you do have that right. These trash bags are terrific! It is about time someone created stand-alone trash bags that are attractive and functional.

Great Gifts for Pregnant Mommies and New Moms

Consider these great gifts for pregnant / expectant women.What kind of gift do you get for a new mom or a pregnant woman without overdoing the baby clothes and accessories? Sometimes a special gift with the mom herself in mind can be the best kind of gift. From pampering products to stylish nursing clothes, gifts for expecting moms and new moms have come a long, long way.  You might just have to get a little creative.


As you plan to select a gift for your pregnant friend or family member, remember to keep her personal tastes in mind. That can greatly help you in selecting a personal gift that is both useful and meaningful. Consider these gift ideas for pregnant mommies and new moms.

Gift Idea #1: Toe Stretchers, Yoga Toes, or Pampered Toes
Yoga Toes are great for pregnant moms.Sometimes the extra weight and the sheer exhaustion of being pregnant can cause pains in the feet, back, and other parts of the body. To help alleviate some of the discomfort, consider getting your expectant friend a set of toe stretchers like Yoga Toes or Pampered Toes by the maker of the Ped Egg. You can be sure she will appreciate the few moments of relaxation these types of products can provide to a tired mom-to-be.

Toe stretchers like Pampered Toes and Yoga Toes can range in price greatly. I recently picked up a pair of Pampered Toes at Bed Bath and Beyond for only $5, with the regular price being about $10. However, the Yoga Toes product typically sells for around $50 if my memory serves me. No matter what you decide, your friend’s body will thank you for it.

Gift Idea #2: French Toile Nightgown by Expressiva Nursingwear
Even new moms like to feel sexy during and after their pregnancies. A nightgown that is stylish and comfortable at the same time fits the bill for a perfect gift for an expectant mommy. The French Toile Nightgown by Expressiva Nursingwear is decked out in a fashionable red and cream pattern with lace trim at the bottom of the skirt and all the way around the bust area. The pattern includes hearts, flowers, and a bunch of swirls, curves, and abstract shapes, similar to paisley.

The French Etoile Nightgown by Expressiva - reviewThe bra cups for this comfy nursing nightgown are triangle shapes with adjustable straps and little clippies that easily unclip to reveal the hidden nursing area for easy breastfeeding while still keeping you covered up from sight. It seems like the folks at Expressiva have thought of every last detail in this lovely French Toile Nightgown. The style, pattern, and cut are gorgeous for any pregnant mommy or new mom. The fabric is soft and luxurious; a blend of polyester, rayon, and spandex. Add a pair of slippers and you have the perfect gift set. While I am neither pregnant nor a new mom at this point in my life, I am definitely going to remember this brand and their attention to quality when I am!

Expressiva specializes in nursing clothes for moms, such as supportive nursing bras, nursing nightgowns and pjs, nursing tops, and a nursing dress for special occasions. For more information, please visit www.expressiva.com.

Gift Idea #3: Gift Certificate to a Spa, Salon, or Other Special Store
Give the new mom or mom-to-be some special “me-time” with a gift certificate for something utterly indulgent like a day spa or high end salon. Your expectant friend can get a new haircut or indulge in a massage whenever she feels up to it following her pregnancy. A new haircut can help her feel sexy and sassy while a massage can truly rejuvenate her body and mind.

If the special mom-to-be isn’t a spa kind of gal, perhaps a gift certificate to a fancy boutique would do the trick. You can also look into gift certificates to nearby restaurants so she and her husband can escape for a romantic meal once things settle down.

No matter what, though, keep your friend’s preferences, likes, and dislikes in mind as you scope out her gift. All of these suggestions may not be a great fit for every expecting mom ever, but hopefully you can find the right gift in this list or while using this list as inspiration.

Novelty Items worth Remembering: The Rack Trap and Jack Cards Divorce / Breakup Cards

Do you ever shop online, looking for novelty items to purchase as a birthday gifts, anniversary presents, etc.? I always have so much fun looking for odds and ends. Things that would normally not be considered, I find, just because I’m “that person.” I’m the gal that has the cool and “un-thought-of” gifts at every party. I’m the gal that hunts high and low for something fun, quirky, and out of the norm… yep, that’s me.

I had an especially fun time reviewing the following two products. They are great novelty items that I’m sure you’ll find interesting too.

THE RACK TRAP – that’s right, The Rack Trap… it’s an item you’ll wish you had encountered a long time ago. It’s an interesting little number that you place in your bra and it holds anything from cash to credit cards and your license/ID to pictures. Practically anything you’d like to carry with you “on the go” without having to lug around anything else. It’s convenient, practical and so simple you can’t help but smile. The Rack Trap is definitely an ingenious idea and I give props to the makers!

Editor’s Note: The Rack Trap is an especially great fit for padded bras or supportive bras, but it can also work with decorative and delicate lace bras. If you plan to wear a more decorative bra, such as a delicate lace bra, proceed with caution so your shirt doesn’t reveal your secret pocket, or be sure to get yourself one of the lace style Rack Traps for a more delicate fit.

ARP: sold individually or in a set of four. Gold Version is $7.95 w/free shipping and the four packs are sold at $19.95 w/free shipping.

Available at: www.theracktrap.com

Next we have Jack Cards. Jack Cards is an amazing online Card store that has the funniest, cutest, most outrageous cards I’ve ever seen. Example: they have cards for any imaginable situation a person can fall into.

So you have a friend who’s just gone through a divorce; you so badly want to cheer your friend up because after all, we all know how tough that must be, right? Well, break the ice, fears, and sorrow with an amusingly fun card from Jack Cards. These cards will make anyone smile (even if only for a moment).

Let’s say there’s an occasion where a sincere card is more appropriate. Jack Cards can help. There are sections for birthdays and parties to humor and sincerity; romantic love to funny jokes and baby showers to giving thanks. In fact, there is not one occasion or situation Jack Cards won’t supply. The prices are exceptional and well worth the time to check them out; and with any purchase above $50.00, they are offering free shipping, too. Perhaps the nicest feature of all, Jack Cards will send your selected cards to you prior to the event or for you, addressed to your recipient. You still have the option to hand-sign each card with a personal message, while still enjoying the convenience of not having to visit the card shop.

ARP: As with any card, prices vary

Available at: www.jackcards.com

Products provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: Sample products were provided in order to gather enough of an opinion based on my experiences with use. The thoughts and opinions within this article are my own and therefore I claim no responsibility for anyone who feels differently. For more information on the products listed in this review; please take a moment and visit the official websites provided. Thank you.

Sonoma Soap Company Collection Product Review

I love, love, love the fall and winter months. One of my favorite things to do during this time of the year (aside Sonoma Soap Company product reviewsfrom visiting family and vegging out on the couch next to a cozy fire) is shopping for products that are themed for the season.

This product review features a collection of beauty products brought to you by Sonoma Soap Company. Sonoma is a brand that offers wonderfully fragranced natural products for the body and hair. Each one of their products is made with you and the environment in mind.

For my review, I received not one product, but six from Sonoma that were used over the course of the two weeks (happily). In the box was a bottle of their shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, hand and body lotion, bubble bath, and body gel. Each product was amazing and left me feeling soft, clean, and smelling fresh. I was actually very impressed with the smells, the results, and I would recommend Sonoma Soap Company to all.

Sonoma Soap Company Products:
Sonoma Soap Company Citrus Medley Shampoo Product ReviewCitrus Medley Shampoo – A beautiful aroma of fresh Sonoma citrus grove that will leave you wanting more…. The shampoo has so many wonderfully combined scents of pink grapefruit, sweet orange, green tangerine, spearmint, bucchu, and certified organic extracts; all in this gentle Citrus Medley Shampoo. As well as the ingredients above, each shampoo features nut shell extract, which is a traditional Indian hair remedy that provides added moisturization.
SIZE: 12 oz.
PRICE: $9.95
IDEAL FOR: All hair types

Sonoma Soap Company Natural Daily Conditioner First Crush Product ReviewNatural Daily Conditioner (First Crush) – Amazing results after the first use…. My hair felt so nice, soft, vibrant, and healthy looking. I loved the smell and it blended so nicely with the Citrus Medley Shampoo. Natural Daily Conditioner First Crush savors the 100% natural aroma of freshly crushed certified organic grape seed, red raspberry, and green apple extracts. Each formula is also pH balanced with precision and formulated with a natural vitamin complex to promote shine (and that it does).
SIZE: 12 oz.
PRICE: $9.95
IDEAL FOR: daily use for all hair types

Sonoma Soap Company Foaming Hand Soap Product ReviewSonoma Natural Foaming Hand SoapCitrus Medley foaming hand soap will leave you feeling wowed by the extra softness your hands exhibit. Enjoy the fresh aroma, as with the shampoo, of pink grapefruit, sweet orange, green tangerine, spearmint, bucchu, and certified organic extracts. Each bottle is enriched with therapeutic botanicals and natural aromas reminiscent of Sonoma Valley that will naturally soothe your hands and your senses.
SIZE: 8.4 oz.
PRICE: $8.95
USE: wash slowly; savor the pure fragrance and deep luxury of the orange grove

Sonoma Soap Company product reviewsNow these are just three of the six items I received (also received: Bubble Bath, Lotion, and Bath Gel), but I can assure you that, if tried, it will be loved. I’m just delighted to know that the Sun Harvest here in Corpus sells them (yea!!!). I know that I am going to be purchasing some products in the Citrus Medley and First Crush scents again. I love the way each and every product made my skin, hair, and hands shine. Now, if you’re wondering just what my favorite product out of the whole bunch was, I couldn’t answer you; the reason, I love them all equally. Sorry all — I just can’t see making a choice between any of them. You’ll just have to try them out for yourselves to see.

If you’d like to check out more of what Sonoma Soap Company has to offer, please feel free to visit www.sonomasoapcompany.com. If you’d prefer to purchase your products locally, please visit the Sonoma Soap Company’s store locator page for more details.

Products provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: this review was made possible by Sonoma Soap Company. I was given the opportunity to receive free products in order to give you my straight and honest opinion. Results may vary therefore; I hold no responsibility for those who disagree with my opinions.

Demeter Fragrance Collection Product Review

I’m really very excited about sharing some thoughts on a very cool collection. It’s something we all use, want Demeter fall harvest fragrance reviewsand need to make us feel and smell better… you guessed it — FRAGRANCES!

Demeter Fragrances are, by far, the most nature enhanced fragrances you’ll ever hear about or know about; I’ll tell you why. They have 250 fragrances inspired by real life objects. They have found use of those not so common smells and turned them into unique fragrances for the world to wear.

I was so impressed with the fragrances I received that I will no longer be buying “the norm.” Seriously — they have scents like: Laundromat, Sex on the Beach, Blueberry Muffin (for the kids), Patchouli, and more-more-more! I actually received Chai Tea (WOW!!!! My absolute favorite), Mulled Cider, and Cedar… the smells took me someplace back in time where the fragrance was strong in my memory. The fragrances really are that pleasant.

Demeter fragrance collection product reviewsOf the many good things I can say about Demeter fragrances; the one thing I’d like to mention is how perfectly practical this line is in terms of use. It’s practical in the sense that these fragrances can be worn every day. Forget having a special fragrance that only gets used on “special occasions”; use them daily, use them everywhere, use them in combination — they’re just perfect for everything!

As you just read, yes, you can use them in combination. With Demeter fragrances, you can actually combine scents to create your own. Because they have so many unique smells, you can splash any number of scents together and create a whole new, one-of-a-kind scent (all your own). I have been spraying and splashing the Mulled Cider and Chai Tea together and I love it… not to mention, I’m getting an awful lot of compliments about how great I smell throughout the day. Even people I’ve never met have come up to me and asked the “who Demeter Chai Tea fragrance product reviewmakes it” and “where’d you buy it” questions. After a quick Thank you, I tell them all about Demeter. This is usually about the time they start pulling out the pen and paper to jot down the Web address… it’s pretty funny but very enlightening at the same time.

You can’t forget the kids either. Demeter also has yummy smells that are perfect for the little princess in your home. So you say she likes Blueberry Muffins — great, you’ll find that fragrance on their site. Or how about Hot fudge Sunday? Now who wouldn’t want to smell like hot fudge Sunday? I know I would… yum! Think of all the followers you’d get with that smell (LOL). To put it simply, if you can imagine it, I’m sure they provide it! If not, I’m sure a little nudge to the home office about a particular smell can be requested. The possibilities are endless with Demeter Fragrances!

Demeter Mulled Cider fragrance product reviewIf you’re still considering what to get for those last minute stocking stuffers, Valentine gifts, birthday presents, and other gifts, you really should check out the official Web site (that’s www.demeterfragrance.com), shop around and purchase a few bottles yourself. Who knows what smells might excite you? But I can tell you this, with 250 fragrances to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find something you want (or something you know a friend would drool over).

For more information on Demeter fragrances, please visit the Web site. You can also become a fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Products provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: Please note that I received product samples, for free, via Demeter Fragrances for the purpose of my review. This review is based on my experiences and may differ from others; therefore, I take no responsibility for anyone who feels differently. Please be aware that results may vary. Thank you.