Monday, August 31, 2015

Manuka Lab Review

Manuka Labs uses honey and science to create the perfect everyday skincare routine that actually works. UMF honey is honey made in Manuka that is known as a healing honey for your skin. The honey works deeply into pores, dry skin, and oily skin. Having a healthy lifestyle and an everyday skincare routine will get you the correct skin type, called normal and combination, which can only be kept if you continue the skincare routine. Your skin will stay at its normal peak. Manuka skin care reduces signs of aging and wrinkles along the way. 

Manuka Labs Skin Care Line Includes a facial mask, lip lustre, day cream, night cream, serum, cleanse, exfoliant, and hand cream.  

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Divining Oil Designs Bracelet Review

Divining Oil Designs Bracelets are bracelets with certain beads that soak up oils of any scent of your choice. Divining Oils Bracelet are used for aromatherapy, to help you sleep or give you energy during the day, even promote happiness, and more. You can order the bracelet to your fashion sense, and oils for the scent wears off. You can just apply the oil with your finger on the small black beads. 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Review

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus means no more ironing! All you need to do is spray down the item, tug it, and hang up to dry, and all the wrinkles will be released! No hassle and little time. Plus it smells great and reduces static. Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus can be used on clothing, curtains, table cloths, sheets, pillowcases, and more. Now comes in Crisp Linen scent. Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus comes in Walmart and Target.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fruttata Fruit Crisps Review

Fruttata Apple Crisps are all natural, gluten free, with no added sugar. Fruttata Fruit Crisps contains the same taste and nutrients as the normal fruit would. Fruttata Fruit Crisps are healthy freeze-dried fruits that come in apple and pineapple, new flavors coming out soon. In each 10 gram serving bag there are 38 calories, 0 fat, 0 sodium, and 6g of sugar. Fruttata gives consumers a guilt-free snack. You get taste and health in one. These freeze-dried apples taste incredible and are perfect for a healthy snack anytime. 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wear Luv Clothing Review

Wear Luv sells shirts with loving comments on them. Lin Johnson wants you to be nice to yourself and others. So, she created stylish and fun shirts to remind you to be loving. Lin Johnson asked, “How can I really, really, really reach people and help them become their own cheerleader?” And then she realized quotes and inspiring things are everywhere! Like the Bible, where Lin pulls quotes from and prints inside every single garment. Shirt quotes include “I rock", "I luv us", "speak luv", "I pray”, and many more. The tees are high quality, comfortable, and fit well. I love them! Pictured above is my favorite t-shirt. 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies Review

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies provides vitamin E, vitamin C, biotin,  and antioxidants. Vitamin C and Vitamin E provides a healthy base for vibrant skin. Biotin provides strong, healthy hair, and healthy strong, and fast growing nails. Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies help in promoting hair and nail growth, as well as healthy skin. Comes in strawberry flavor, so they taste good too.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back to School Shopping Guide 2015

We're scrambling to get all of the school supplies our kids will need for this quickly upcoming school season. Getting everything ready for going back to school can be a bit overwhelming. These products are features that will make everything just a little bit easier. If these help you please leave a comment for me. I love to hear from you, my readers!

Day Designer Rugby Stripe Weekly/Monthly 8 x 10 Planner June 2015-July 2016
Blue Sky Planners has a wide variety of planners to choose from, but this one is my favorite. It's stylish and functional. Every student needs a planner for school to keep track of homework, class times, projects, and activities. This will help them stay organized.

Five Star Zipper Binder with Expanding Pocket
When I was a kid we called these Trapper Keepers, but enough about how old I'm feeling. This zipper binder keeps everything a student needs for class in one place. The expanding pocket on the outside adds more storage room where you can stash a textbook if need be. Inside is a 5-pocket expanding file will keep your class materials organized. The 3-ring device can hold up to 380 loose sheets. Another pocket on the inside (not expandable) will hold some more papers for you. The best part of this back to school supply? It comes with a shoulder strap and can even be carried like a backpack. My Trapper Keepers weren't even close to being this cool.

Five Star Expandable Backpack
Speaking of backpacks, Five Star has an expandable one of those too. This is a durable backpack for school that will definitely hold everything you need. The main compartment and front pocket both expand giving you more room. Carry your textbooks, notebooks, pencils, pens, ruler, water bottle, lunch, and more. The shoulder straps are extra padded for better comfort while carrying. If I was going back to school, this is the backpack I'd want.

AcuRite 13020 Intelli-Time Projection Alarm Clock with Temperature and USB Charging
I LOVE this alarm clock! It tells me the time, of course, the temperature indoors and outdoors, and the moon phase. I can project the time on the ceiling for easy viewing. I can also set different wake up times for the weekdays and weekends. It automatically updates for daylight savings time. AND I can charge my phone or mp3 player with the USB port in the back. Perfect for waking up for school with a fully charged phone.

NERD Journal
If your student is anything like me she needs a journal to vent her thoughts at the end of the day. This one is particularly awesome because it's a Nerd Journal. Plus, it's a hardcover that contains 128 pages. It also contains some interesting science facts, funny science jokes, and more.

Periodic Thoughts: 30 Postcards for Your Inner Science Nerd
This is perfect for your college science geek. She can rip out a postcard (not just any postcard - a sciencey, nerdy postcard) and let you know how she's doing. Each card has periodic table designs with science quotes.

Stuff You Already Know: And Every College Student Should
Gina DeLapa wrote this guide to college that will make college life easier. The book is full of tips and advice mixed with some much-needed humor. Every college student needs this book!

Zackees Award Winning LED Turn Signal Cycling Gloves
Mounted turn signals have to be mounted and often get stolen. These gloves will handle any weather, are machine washable, and the LEDs are bright so motorists can see them. They are made of lycraspandex and come in black, red, or white. Perfect back to school gift for any student bicycling to class.

Traditional Japanese Origami Kit: Easy to Follow Instructions for 10 Classic Folds - Includes Over 70 Pieces of Beautiful Folding Paper
Learn some traditional Japanese origami! The book even comes with 70 pieces of origami paper. Perfect for newbies.

System Mechanic
Computer a little slow? Getting pop-ups? System Mechanic will take care of that and more. You'll also get faster disk defragmentation. Keep your PC running like new. You can use this software on three separate PCs.

Stuffed Koala Natural Heating & Cooling Pack by Thermal-Aid
Unfortunately, going back to school means germs from all the kids being in one building. Headaches are apt to happen as well. Thermal-Aid packs come in cute animals - koala bear, rabbit, hippo, elephant, monkey, and bear. They are washable. Use as a heating pack or cold pack. Heat in the microwave or cool in the freezer. Easy and all-natural.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

DIY Back To School Supplies

By Aryanna LaMarco

In this article, you will learn how to re-design your school supplies to cheer up your school day and stay organized. Good luck!

DIY Colorful Notebooks

You will need:
A notebook
Patterned Paper
Washi Tape (optional)

Cut paper for notebook cover. There are two ways to do this part. You could either take your notebook and measure it, then measure the paper of your choice and cut it out, or you could just place the notebook on the back side of the paper, trace it, and cut it out.

Glue the paper onto the notebook cover. I recommend leaving an extra 2 inches on all of the sides so you can bend and glue it down on the inside cover.

Get creative and design. You can do a sideways frame around the notebook, a vertical stripe going down the side, zigzags, or washi tape going down each corner diagonally. Use your imagination. If you want to add more designs, you can get another piece of paper and cut it out (fancy or clean cut edges), and tape down to cover your notebook.

Label your notebook. Use your sharpie to write down the class the notebook is for, or you can just plain write it down with the sharpie, and frame it with washi tape. Also, you can get a paper nameplate and use glue to paste it on the front of the notebook to write the class it is for. Just get creative, and have fun.

DIY Erasers (3 ways)
First way:
You’ll Need:
Glass or plastic bowl
1 oz/30ml of water
1 oz/30ml of rubber
1oz/30mm of vinegar

Combine the water and the rubber into the bowl with a spoon. Add the vinegar into the rubber and water mixture, and mix slowly and carefully. The ratio of water, rubber, vinegar should ALWAYS be 1:1:1. You can always add 1 teaspoon of sand, which will add a grainier texture to your eraser so it will work more efficiently.

After you are done, shape it into a regular rectangle, or a fun shape or animal. Fill another bowl with cold water and place your finished eraser in the cool water. When bubbles appear, pop them with your fingers. When no more bubbles appear, you can take the eraser out of the water.

Allow to air dry. Sit it on a counter or a windowsill. If you attempt to speed dry it any other way, you will ruin your eraser. The air-drying process may take up to several hours, once dry you may use it.

DIY Erasers (3 ways)
Second Way:
You’ll Need:
Eraser Clay

Knead the clay until it becomes readily moldable. To make kneading it easier just break off the piece big enough for the eraser you plan to create. The nice thing about eraser clay is that you can mix/knead colors together.

Shape your eraser. Now you can either use a mold or shape your eraser with your fingers. If you use a mold, you will need to spray that mold with some water, so that the clay does not stick. After this, read the clay’s instructions. It will need to be set with heat: either the microwave or oven. After it is set, it is ready to be used.

DIY Erasers (3 ways)
Third Way:

You’ll Need:
Melamine Foam

Trim the melamine foam into proper eraser size. You may also use an Exacto knife instead.

Rinse it under lukewarm water to wet and loosen the melamine foam. This is not a pencil eraser. This eraser erases crayons, colored pencils, scuff marks, and more. Just wet it whenever you need to use it.

Jewelry Holder/Catchall
You’ll Need:
A singular cupcake plate
Washi Tape
Exacto Knife

Decorate your catchall with washi tape. Place different colors and patterns of washi tape onto the cupcake plate, and use the Exacto knife to cut off the extra tape.

This little room decor is perfect for when you just get home from school and need somewhere to throw your rings and keys and take a nap. Trust me; you deserve that nap.

Patterned Binders:
You’ll Need:
A binder
Patterned Paper

Cut paper to size. Take a piece of patterned paper and cut it to fit the flap on the cover.

Decorate paper. Tape whatever you would like onto the paper, such as magazine cutouts, printed words on that subject, etc.
Simply slip it into the cover of the binder, and you are done!

Patterned Pencils:
You’ll Need:
Washi Tape

Wrap the washi tape around the pencil and make patterns with the tape. Use different colors and patterns!

Love Emoji BackPack:
You’ll Need:
Yellow, red, and black felt cloth
A white backpack
A hot glue gun

Fold the piece of yellow felt in half and cut out a half circle. When you unfold it after it should be a circle. Do the same thing with the black felt, but make the circle much smaller and cut it in half. Glue that to the bottom half of the circle. This will be the mouth of the love emoji. Take the red felt and cut out two hearts for the eyes. Glue those slanted a little to look more like the emoji. Let it dry, and then glue it on the backpack. Once it’s dry it’s ready to use!

Get creative with back to school DIY! Decorate your school supplies to add some personality to everything.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dragonball Z: Resurrection F Movie Review

Dragonball Z, one of the best animes of all time, never fails to amuse. This new movie features the return of Frieza - the ultimate villain in Dragonball Z. Goku and Vegeta much reach a whole new level of power, strength, and speed when Frieza is resurrected and looking for revenge.

The fight scenes in Dragonball Z: Resurrection F are more defined. The TV series showed blurs when the characters fought, only slowing down occasionally. In this movie, however, we're able to watch nearly every move Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, and the gang make, creating an epic showdown.

Dragonball Z: Resurrection F is action-packed and splendidly fast-paced. Frieza couldn't be stopped before, although he was completely obliterated. He's now after the Z-Fighters we love in a powerful new form along with a thousand soldiers. Will Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, Piccolo, Master Roshi, Tien, Gohan, and the rest of the Z-Fighters be able to defeat the new Frieza for good this time? Find out now!

In theaters August 4, 2015
On DVD October 20, 2015

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