Monday, September 15, 2014

NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate


Skin QR Organics NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate is like a cocktail for your cellulite affected skin areas. It contains 25 well known flub busters, made to help assist in weight loss and cellulite reduction, giving you smoother, moisturized skin 

This anti cellulite concentrate contains things like Caffeine, L'Carnitine, Butcher's Broom, Bladderwrack, and Ivy, (for a full list of ingredients, scroll to the bottom) which helps detoxify the skin from the inside, reducing water retention and fat cell clusters, while firming and tightening the surface of your skin. It is made to improve the circulation and appearance of your skin, 
while making it softer to the touch.

It does not contain any artifical colorants, fragrance, formaldehydes, oxybenzones, petrolatum, mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, TEA's, DEA's, or GMO's, and it is all natural and organic.

To apply NuElle's anti cellulite cream, you use it two hours after eating, or one hour before a meal, so your body can burn more fat without the fats from food being in your bloodstream; rubbing the cream in a circular motion on your affected areas (thighs, buttocks, stomach, ect.) twice a day. Results are said to be noticeable within 3-4 weeks, but some have had them as early as 2!

When using this concentrate, it tends to give a "sauna" effect, that may cause you to sweat more in the areas the cream has been rubbed in, as well as working as a diuretic, 
but the results vary per person. 

When I first used NuElle's anti cellulite cream, I could hardly bare the smell. It was such a strong chemically smell, it made me feel so sick to my stomach, I didn't feel comfortable using it. But per my review, I rubbed the cream into my thighs. The cream rubbed in smooth, and absorbed well, but I was one who never felt the "sauna" warming effect, which I'm actually happy about, seeing the temperature has still been warm here. I did, however, feel major effects of the caffeine in my system. I am not much of a coffee or soda drinker, so when I do have caffeine, it tends to hit me really hard. After using the cream, I felt like I had drank a whole pot of coffee!! I was so shaky and jittery, I could hardly stand it. I never realized how much something on your skin could get into your bloodstream, until I used this cream! It's kind of scary actually. After using it the first time, I decided I hated it. I couldn't stand feeling so jittery, and I didn't even get to enjoy a single cup of coffee to get that way. So I didn't use it that night, as I was worried it would keep me awake all night! Well, the weird thing is, I still slept horribly, because my body would not stop the shaky feeling. I sweared I would not use this cream again. But the next morning after my shower, It taunted me, sitting on my bathroom counter. The idea of having cellulite free thighs is intriguing! Come on, you know that's every woman's dream...Who's with me? So I used the cream again. The results were the same, but not nearly as bad this time. So I decided to try it again, and with each use, the shaky/jittery feeling seemed to decrease. I've been using it twice a day, every day for a few weeks now, with no real visible results. It does make me sweat more and the skin has gotten slightly softer, but visibly, I cannot see a difference. I slowly got use to the products smell...it went from a strong chemical scent, to more of a lemon, spicy smell, with a hint of chemical. But the results haven't changed yet, so I will continue to use until the bottle is empty, and hope for an updated result! There are several reviews, good and bad, of NuElle's Anti Cellulite Cream, on Amazon. A perfect example that every result will be different, just as every person is different too.

*NuElle cellulite cream is not recommended for women that are pregnant, and is not made for children.  

You can purchase NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate on Amazon for under $30 or you can buy it in the set for $75, which also includes Organic seaweed body scrub and a Phat QR Massager.

 Ingredients Purified Water, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Pinus Pinaster (Pine Essential Oil), CoQ10, Betula Alba (Birch) Essential Oil, Agathosma Betulina (Buchu) Essential Oil, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Ruscus Accileatus (Butcher's Broom), Coffea Arabica (Caffeine), Organic Cola Nitida (Kola Nut), Organic Capsicum Annuum var. Aannuum (Cayenne), Organic Juniperus Communis (Juniper), Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, L'Carnitine, Organic Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Organic Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut), Organic Cinnamomum Aromaticum (Cinnamon), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen Essential Oil), Organic Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat's Claw), Organic Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Caviar Extract, Cymbopogan Flexuosus (Lemongrass Essential Oil), Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Seaweed Extract (Algae), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum Essential Oil), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu Oil), Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil), Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Allantoin, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) flower extract, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. 


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.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Goodnight Ark - Book Review

http://booklookbloggers.com/art/_240_360_Book.1292.cover.jpgGoodnight Ark written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by Jane Chapman, is a sweet children's bedtime story book, about the animals on Noah's Ark, climbing aboard. As a storm comes, the animals can't sleep and Noah finds them coming two by two, crowding into his bed. This creates quite the situation, but Noah finds a way to make life on the Ark, calm and cozy, all through the middle of a storm.

“Beds are ready. Food is stored. Noah hollers, “All aboard!” – Goodnight Ark

This book is a fun read for a bed time story. I love how each page leaves you wondering what the next animal to climb into Noah's bed will be. While reading to my son, he enjoyed guessing which animal came next. The illustrations are adorable, such a fun bed time book, all kids would enjoy!

Watch this video to see just how cute Goodnight Ark is:



Goodnight Ark is available for purchase on zondervan.com for $15.99 


 This review is made possible by BookLook Bloggers, in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 
All opinions my own. 

Wiskin' Wafflez #29

*This post was meant to be published on the 1st of the month, but with our previous move, it didn'tt happen until a week or two later :) Not much goodies this month due to our move.

Here's a list of goodies I've whisked up in the past month:

My Happy Pumpkin book to review, $5 McDonald gift card from Klout, Cleopatra's Choice Shea Butter to review,  PinchMe kit that includes Gevalia coffee, Tom's long lasting deodorant, Garnier Fructis hair care + coupons, Mens crew soap sample, Garnier Clean daily exfoliator, $5 gift card from Crowdtap, Bad Kitty book club poster, Meow Mix Tender centers cat food sample + free wet cat food coupon & other coupons, Enfamil formula coupons, Good2Grow stickers + Free drink coupons won from Its this or murder giveaway, UKotex kit, Airborne sample, Marley Monogram sticker, Prilosec samples, Garnier Fructis samples, + coupons, Airborne sample, Weleda sample.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Easiest (3 ingredient) Shortbread Cookies + Recipe

Naturally, I crave a sweet when we don't quite have the usual "fixings" to make a delicious dessert...so I get on my handy dandy notebook...(laptop) and search for easy, simple sweets recipes that I could make with what I had on hand. I came across the post "33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes" on Buzzfeed, a truly great post, I recommend you read for other simple recipes, and I scrolled to find an amazingly simple Shortbread recipe, from Dine & Dish.

To make these cookies, you only need 3 Ingredients:

1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
2 Cubes of (salted) Butter 
(or just a dash of salt for unsalted butter)
2 Cups of Flour

I began by melting Darigold cubed-salted butter, for just a few minutes in the microwave,
 to soften it up. Ideally, butter at room temperature might make this process smoother, 
but mine turned out just fine.
Next I added in my powdered sugar and began mixing the two together, by hand, with a spatula. After they were fully mixed, I added in the flour, continuing to mix by hand with spatula. 
I mixed until it formed a form-able dough, but found I need to add a tiny bit of water to get the dry ingredients to stick a little better together-If you need to do this, make sure you only add small-tiny- bits of water at a time so you don't over saturate it. 
Once your dough is formed, 
you can roll it out on a floured surface, or you can take the easier route like I did, 
and just roll them in your hands and pat out a flat cookie like shape :) 

Lay cookies on a greased cookie sheet (I used Crisco Butter spray on the sheet and on top of my cookies before baking) and pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes -give or take. Every oven is different so make sure you're checking them, as they cook pretty fast 
and you don't want them to burn!

Once finished cooking, pull them out and let them cool, then enjoy!! 

A tasty, super simple, sweet treat. 

*Makes about 2 dozen
{If you would like a smaller batch, cut the recipe above in half- that is what I did and it made about 15 cookies total}

Elite Gold Solutions Organic Tart Cherry Juice


100% Pure Organic Tart Cherry Juice is an ultimate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory juice, made to boost your sleep and reduce pain, while neutralizing the harmful oxidants in your body. 

Tart Cherry juice contains a natural Melatonin source, that helps control your sleep and wake cycles,  improving your sleep naturally, making it great for those with insomnia. It also blocks bad enzymes that cause pain, giving you relief with faster muscle strength recovery, and less swelling, making it a must have for athletes. Pro teams from the NHL, NBA, and Division NCAA even use tart cherry for 7 days before a competition, so it can aid them in recovering and reducing inflammation after their strenuous activities! And an added bonus with drinking tart cherry juice, is that it helps control bad cholesterol, supporting heart health and blood circulation, while fighting against heart disease!

If you take prescription medication for pain or sleep disorders,
I encourage you to try Tart cherry juice. It's a natural remedy, and much much healthier for your body.  My husband has insomnia and pain from past injuries, so I wanted to try this for him. He took it one night,
as well as I, at the perfect time to test it; Right after our long day
of moving and unpacking. We moved so much that day, all of our joints and muscles were sore! So I figured, this is the best possible time
to see if Tart cherry Juice is really as good as they say. My husband seems immune to most everything, so of course, nothing changed for him, causing him to not want to stick to trying it. But I, however, have been using it every night, 2 tablespoons, 2 hours before I go to bed. I haven't noticed anything huge yet, but I do think I've recovered from the moving pains quicker then I probably would have without it. I have also noticed I've been falling asleep easier, since taking, so the natural Melatonin in it is believable for me. I will continue to take it until it's gone,
and hopefully see the benefits increase. As all things, it's not a magical potion
so it will take time to experience its full potential.

To use, take 1 serving (2 tbs) with your dinner, 
or 2-3 hours before you go to sleep. 
You can drink it as is, though it's very tart,
(I pour into a medicine cup and drink it like a shot), or add it to your smoothie or cocktail. 

You can also add it to almost any food,  perfect in a bowl of ice cream or yogurt, you could even make a milkshake with it! As long as you're getting it in your system, it's giving you its benefits.



Tart Cherry Juice can be purchased on Amazon for $24.99 
with a 100% Guarantee.


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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Getting a 2nd Use Out of Pajamas-From Pants to Shorts DIY

These sweet Robot pajamas are making a second appearance on my blog! 
If you remember before, I posted how my son wore holes in the knees of his pajama pants
and I had to sew little patches onto them so he could still wear them. 
As fast as kids grow, he grew out of their length now too! 
I didn't want to give them up, since they are just too adorable, so...I cut and sewed them in to pajama shorts! This was pretty simple, I just cut the bottom ankle ribbing off, then cut the pants just above where the knee patches were. I then sewed the ankle pieces on, all by hand since I do not have a sewing machine at the moment, but this was still pretty simple. And they're done! 
This only took a couple of hours and the outcome is just as cute as before! 
BEFORE and AFTER


Getting a 2nd use out of his pajamas, and they were made just in time 
for those Summer nights.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Happy Pumpkin - Book Review

http://booklookbloggers.com/art/_140_245_Book.1291.cover.jpgMy Happy Pumpkin written by Crystal Bowman with illustrations by
Claudine Gevry, is an adorable children's book, using sing-song rhythm, describing the Fall traditions in carving a pumpkin face.
The author helps children understand the concept of God's love for us,
using the metaphor of, how we scoop out the insides of a pumpkin,
God does the same for us, making us clean on the inside too.

 Here's a little rhyme from the story:

"We carve out a smile and put in a light.
My big happy pumpkin shines in the night."

The book ends in the little boy praying that God's love can be shining through him, just as the light in the pumpkin shines.  I love how on each page, the mouse on the cover is a part of the illustrations, making it fun for the children to point out. This sweet short story makes a great book to snuggle up with your children, under a blanket in the middle of Fall. It would also be a fun book to read on a day when you and your children carve your own pumpkins, making it a pumpkin themed day, filled with stories and hot cocoa. Or even a book your beginning reader can read to everyone!
It's short and sweet, and great for the upcoming Fall season. 

Interested in purchasing? You can pre-order My Happy Pumpkin 
board book on zondervan.com for $6.99

This review is made possible by BookLook Bloggers,  in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 
All opinions my own.