Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer with Snuggle® Bear Mission

I received Snuggle Bear free product from Snuggle Bear Den community. It is soft and plush soft toy that will any kids favorite soft toy. The cute bear is light brown in color and having fun with us on our summer adventure.

Snuggle Bear can be your perfect companion for summer fun and of course, summer snuggles.

We enjoyed beautiful gardens and camping and hiking in summer along with our sunngle bear.

Would you like to join the fun. Join #TeamSnuggle for future sampling opportunities! #Spon
Where will you take Snuggle Bear this summer? To the beach? To the park? What are your favorite activities?

I received product free from Snuggle Bear community.

DripDrop Lemon and Berry Review #Smiley360

My recent mission from Smiley360 was for DripDrop, prevents and treats dehydration from exercise, heat, travel or illness. With summer in full swing I was in need for something better than regular sports drink and water to keep me hydrated while enjoying outdoor activities.

My Smiley Kit contained:
• 6 Sample Sticks of DripDrop® (3 lemon & 3 berry)
• 2 $2.00 off coupons
• Sharing Guide

About DripDrop:

Safe enough to drink every day, DripDrop® hydration solution contains:

• 3x the electrolytes & ½ the calories of most sports drinks
• 25% more electrolytes than pediatric solutions
• Clinically shown to absorb 34% faster than water alone
• Great tasting compared to pediatric solutions and sports drinks
• No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
• Pharmacist Approved
• Find us in the baby aisle in most CVS and Walgreens


Summer is time to enjoy outdoors activities like hiking, camping or going for a run. All the sweating causes dehydration which makes it really important to stay hydrated to avoid dizziness or injury. What I really like about DripDrop is that these come in easy packets and each can be used whenever required. So no extra weight simply carry one or more packet as required. Using it is very easy, simply tear open and add to water and stir. It dissolves very easily and provides immediate hydration. I liked Lemon flavor more than berry but that is personal preference. The taste is great and what's even better is that it is less calories than usual sports drinks!

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I received product free from Smiley360 for purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stainless Steel Cups - 16 oz Pint Glasses from Pratico Outdoors

About the Product:

Color: Silver - 5 pack
Size: 16 oz - 473 ml - 1 pint

✔ DRINK WITHOUT TOXINS - Each Pratico Outdoor's Clean Steel cup is made from premium food-grade 18/8 stainless steel which means NO BPA and NO TOXINS
✔ STRONG AND DURABLE - Each Clean Steel cup is electropolished to add additional rust protection and is reyclable, super strong, and dishwasher safe. Guaranteed to provide years of problem-free use
✔ PERFECT FOR ALL OCCASIONS - Clean Steel can be used as a great replacement anywhere you might use plastic drinking cups or glasses - camping, backpacking, traveling, outdoor events, hiking, and more
✔ SET OF 5 STACKABLE PINT GLASSES - 5 tumblers with 16 oz of space ensures you have plenty of space for your drinks and can share with friends and family
✔ LIFETIME WARRANTY - You're protected by a non-hassle free replacement guarantee


These are my favorite cups right now to drink beverage, hot or cold. When I got them I thought I would only find them useful for hiking, camping and picnics where I do not really want to carry usual coffee mugs as they might break. But after having used them I totally love them. I received 2 Stainless Steel cups and each can hold about 16oz of beverage.

I started with drinking cold beverages like iced tea/coffee or lemonade during summer. The steel cups help keep the drinks cooler and there is no weird taste or flavor while drinking from steel cup. The best benefit is definitely that they are durable, we could use these while camping without worrying if they broke. It is really useful for people with young kids, my friends on camping trip totally loved it and their kid refused to drink milk from the plastic cup :) I am tea and coffee addict so one day I thought of trying drinking tea in this cup and well I am hooked. Now I use them daily for my morning and evening tea/coffee routine. The cup does not feel warm or hot with hot beverage, I can easily hold the cup from top and enjoy my drink. It also keeps the tea/coffee hot for while longer.

It is dishwasher safe but I really find it very easy to clean just with bit of soap water. You can stack then one over other so less space in kitchen cabinet or in camping bag. It has rust protection which is really must have for stainless steel products. It gives long life to the product.

Overall great to have in the kitchen for drinking beverages at home or while outdoors!!

You can purchase Stainless Steel Cups - 16 oz Pint Glasses from Pratico Outdoors on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Roha Digital Kitchen Scale - Best Assistant for Your Cooking - Black and White

About the product

❖ Enjoy Your Cooking Every Day And Track Your Food Weighing With A Single Touch! Roha Kitchen Scale's Measuring Function Is Engineered For Highly Accurate Weighing In Divisions Of 0.1oz/1g. With A Capacity Of 11lb/5kg, You Can Weigh A Variety Of Items With Ease!
❖ What Is Your Favorite Measuring Units? pounds/ounces or kilograms/grams?. Easily Set It To Whatever You Like!!! Also, Volume Measurement Is Supported And It Indicates Volume of Water and Milk.
❖ Modernize The Look Of Your Fancy Kitchen With This Sleek And Light Weight Scale. It Looks Terrific In Your Kitchen, Has A Great Large Digital Screen Display That Makes It Easy To Read At A Glance, And Reads Both In g and Oz. Its Elegant Reflective Surface Is Made of High Quality Impact-Resistant Tempered Glass, Which Is 4 Times Stronger Than Normal Glass.
❖ When You Order Today, You Are Protected By A 90 Days , No Questions Asked MONEY BACK GUARANTEE And World Class Costumer Service.
❖ Being Almost The Size Of A Half Sheet Of A Regular Piece Of Paper - Dimensions: 195*145*20mm- Makes It Very Convenient To Be Stored Anywhere! It Is Small Enough To Fit Into A Drawer! The Buttons On This Scale Are Touch Sensitive, Meaning You Literally Just Tap Your Fingers Against The Glass Surface To Operate It. This Is Very Convenient In Many Ways, Especially Since There Are No Grooves For Physical Buttons, It Is Easier To Clean or Wipe Down. The Auto-Zero And Tare Functions Are Incredibly Helpful For Accuracy When Weighing Items Individually Or In Containers. To Save Energy, The Scale Also Features An Auto-Off Function After 60 Seconds Of Inactivity. It Also Provides Low Battery And Overload Indications.


This is really stylish design Digital Kitchen Scale from Roha Inc. I love experimenting with recipes from internet and pinterest and when you are making something new and for first time it is necessary to get the right amount of ingredients, measurement is the key. ONce I play around few times then I get judgement on much of particular item to add. Mostly recipes provide the measurement of ingredients and having Digital Kitchen scale makes it really handy for me to get the right amount.

This stylish and sleek black design scale and what I like best is that it is lightweight, I can easily move this around the kitchen. I never cook at one place and and am always moving around so this is great plus for me. The digital scale is large and easy to read. Another cool feature is different variety of measurements available pounds or ounces, kg to grams. It even measures volume really helpful for milk or water measurement. It came with batteries so you can start using right out of the box.

You can purchase Roha Digital Kitchen Scale on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Acquapura personal water filter

This is nice to have for someone like me, me and hubby love to go camping and hiking couple of times in a year. It is difficult to walk around wit huge bottles of water on your back, and water bottles have lot of weight. Getting clean water on hiking routes and camping sites is little tricky as some have but most don't. Also it is fun to connect with nature and we like to drink fresh water from streams. The Acquapura water filter straw really comes in handy.

It is light and compact so carrying it along while camping and hiking is easy. Using it is easy and convenient. Just attach the prefilter to bottom and then use the filter as straw and suck up water either through stream or from bottle. It is easier to fill up bottle with stream water and drink though that with the filter. What is really great is that it has shell life of 3 years and if you use frequently then till 1500l it will provide clean drinking water and that existing consumables need to be replaced can be bought from their amazon store. For us this will wok for 3 years easily for camping and hiking trips. They provide extra filters to change in the prefilter and backwash device like injection to clean the prefilter. The instruction guide is detailed and provides all necessary information.

You can purchase Acquapura personal water filter on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Bare Naked Skin Organic Face Cream

This jar is full of nourishment for my dry and sensitive skin. My skin gets white patches due to heat during summers and in winters it is worse with itching. I need to keep my skin moisturized at all times to avoid getting dry white spots or patches and people think I am suffering from some skin problem.

This is 30 ml jar which may seem small but I could not really believe how rich and creamy it is. You really need very little, I really mean very little like just a dab on few spots. This super rich and moisturizing formula which leaves my skin deeply moisturized and that too for longer duration. more than 12 hours of hydration. That for my skin type is really great as I keep applying moisturizer as touch up around evening. It does not have any scent. Besides my face and neck I also apply on lips and cracked heels. It makes then soft and supple after just 2-3 applications my cracked heels were healed.

If you want to dilute bit you just add few drops of water and mix cream to get lighter texture especially if you have oily skin. What I love is that it is 90% natural and having sensitive skin this really helps as I did not get any breakouts or redness. The packaging is cute in brown box which give nice natural touch.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

24K Gold Vitamin C Serum and makeup primer

I have been trying Vitamin C and Hyaluronic serums to help brighten my skin tone and reduce sun spots. I thought I had tried all types there could be to serum until I saw Xanadu 24k Gold Vitamin C Serum.

I had read about benefits of gold on skin - Gold helps in improving the blood circulation, hence it helps hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture level. 

The small particles of gold get absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow. This makes the skin healthy, fresh and radiant. I was extremely excited when I got the chance to try this serum.
I received 1 fl oz bottle which is stylish and sleek designed and what makes it look so pretty is that you can actually see the gold flakes in the serum through the bottle. Real Gold Flakes Wow! It has pump design which helps to control the amount of serum you want to apply.

I thought I would get all glittery when I apply the serum but this really is extremely well made serum. It is very easily absorbed and does not feel greasy. Even though you see the gold flakes the mixture is such uniquely designed that after applying it gives an immediate glow to skin, but does not add like glitter to skin. 
I actually wear this to work every day and no one seems to point out like have gold flakes on my skin.

It has light rose scent and ingredients are powerful anti aging mixture. Vitamin C helps fight sun spots and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid keep skin hydrated, vitamin e moisturizes, rose acts as soothing agent. I apply this morning and night and this can be easily be applied under makeup. I only need a little amount 2-3 drops to cover my face and neck. I have seen some incredible difference in appearance of my dull and dry skin. My skin is brighter and healthy glowing and stays hydrated for long time. I have dry skin so this works as excellent base for moisturizing the skin.

You can purchase 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum and makeup primer on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello Cutie Mud Mask Review + GIVEAWAY US Only Ends 9/8

Face Masks are must have in my beauty regime to help restore skin youthful glow and firm it up. I have been using peel off masks for years and I never thought I might ever convert to mud masks. But Glam Essentials has made me their fan with their "Hello Cutie Mud Mask" which provides spa like treatment - Detoxifying, Hydrating, Clearing, Firming!

I received 2 oz jar full of mud mask but what stood them apart for first impression is that they sent a face mask brush applicator along with the mask. Applying mud masks with finger tips ca get so messy, great added bonus as this brush really helps to get even and thin layer of mask on face easily and in very less time. 

When I opened the jar I was immediately happy about the scent, minty and refreshing. I love scented products :)

The color is charcoal grey and nice thick consistency which goes smoothly when applied.

The mask gives slightly tingling and soothing sensation when applied which is relaxing. 

After applying to entire face I leave it on for 15 minutes to dry off, it dries off quickly compared to clay mask. As it dries off I can feel the mask tightening the skin.

Washing it off is super easy with luke warm water and it does not cause too much mess in the sink. After washing off and patting dry I immediately feel my skin smooth and soft. The mask helps remove oil from my nose and chin area but the great thing about the mask is that it does dry out my skin. It helps to dry out acne and remove blackheads with 2-3 uses. 

This mud mask is powerful cocktail of ingredients which help rejuvenate and moisturize skin while providing deep cleaning. And all these benefits are derived naturally, no harmful chemicals! Love this stuff!

Hyaluronic Acid - plumps the skin as well as influences the production of collagen in the body!

Vitamin B3 - helps in skin rejuvenation

Activated Charcoal - aids in the reduction of toxins on the surface of your skin, and it's a natural exfoliator.

Pomegranate - is jam packed with antioxidants which gives it the power to help with cellular regeneration. 

Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Green Tea all penetrate deeply into skin. 

Aloe Vera soothing and healing

This is complete Anti Aging Facial Treatment!!

You can purchase Hello Cutie Mud Mask on amazon hereUse GETGLAM2 coupon code for 20% off.

Would you like to win Hello Cutie Mud Mask?! Well, yay! The sponsor has generously offered a giveaway for my readers for a chance to win! One winner will Hello Cutie Mud Mask with Brush total value $27.77. Just head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck!

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DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive Hello Cutie Mud Mask with brush. Giveaway will start Aug 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST and will end Sep 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST. This will be open to US residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. My role is to give the sponsor the information of the winner and they will directly ship the prize to the winner. I have received a product/s mentioned above to in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

MatchaDNA Chasen Bamboo Whisk with Spoon for Tea

About the Product:

  • HANDCRAFTED, AUTHENTIC, AND TRADITIONAL MATCHA WHISK to prepare Matcha the way Matcha is supposed to be whisked traditionally
  • BEAUTIFUL, DURABLE GOLDEN BAMBOO WHISK - Made with strong and sustainable Golden Bamboo so you can use it over and over again to whisk up the perfect bowl of matcha green tea
  • INCLUDES ONE BAMBOO WHISK (CHASEN) & ONE SMALL BAMBOO SPOON - Traditional Bamboo Matcha Tea Whisk and Bamboo Matcha Spoon
  • WHISK UP A DELICIOUS CUP OF FROTHY, LUMP-FREE MATCHA with this Bamboo Matcha Whisk set!
  • HEIGHTENS YOUR MATCHA TEA EXPERIENCE - Bamboo Whisks and Scoops are the tools used in the Japanese Tea Ceremonies.

This really is a nice set for Matcha tea lovers. I just recently started drinking matcha tea due to it health benefits and high antioxidant content. Making a cup of matcha tea was really difficult as it does not mix easily with water. I tried using my egg beater but it was useless as whisk had too far spacing to work on matcha tea. Then I used spoon to whisk and stir continuously and that worked bit better. But the issue I need to stir again after drinking half cup as lumps do ot completely dissolve. The process can get quite tedious. When I got a chance to try bamboo matcha tea whick set I jumped at it and m so happy I have this now.

The set comes with spoon and whisk made of bamboo. Spoon is perfect to add matcha tea and for now i just one spoon, if you can drink more then better. The whisk is small ad lightweight and bristles are small and spacing between individual sticks is fine which really helps to whisk matcha tea fast and breaks all clumps easily. This is perfect to make cup and I no loner get clumps at end of my drink. Whisk fast to get foamy mixture.

You can purchase MatchaDNA Chasen Bamboo Whisk with Spoon for Tea on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bluetooth Selfie Stick Monopod

About the Product

  • Get a magical group shot with family and friends with this easy to use selfie stick and keep those memories forever. Just extend your phone 81cm away for a winning shot that fits everyone neatly into the photo
  • You can now capture your most extreme moments, reach above crowds, and over cliff edges without ever dropping and smashing your phone. The 270° rotation and strong clamp allows you to safely take gorgeous photos at impossible angles
  • Join Tom Hanks and other famous celebrity selfie takers when you pick up this essential fashion accessory. Millions of others have used selfie sticks to create viral photos and videos, and with this compact selfie stick you can take part in the fun
  • The selfie monopod is the ultimate travel accessory and a thoughtful gift for travelling friends. You can now capture photos that fit both you and the the historic monuments and breathtaking skylines you see in the background
  • Hit the "Add to Cart" button now to get stunning group photos at parties, concerts and on your travels. Your friends will be begging to use it, so pick up an extra one for them too. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed so click the "Add to Cart" button today to try it out

The ScandiXtender Selfie Stick consists of separate parts of stick, phone holder, cap to firmly secure the phone and charging cable. Installation is simple as depicted in video. Attach the phone holder to the stick by tightening screw. Insert the orange cap i top right section to firmly secure the phone. Turn on selfie stick from bottom "ON" button and the trun on Bluetooth on your phone and pair it with device. The you are all set to take selfie pics by clicking on camera button on handle.
Phone can be rotated in different angles to get different pics
Installation is easy
Bluetooth pairing easy and does not drop off
Extends long upto 81 cm to get good group photos

Slightly heavier than other selfie sticks I have used
The handle grip is made of rubber like material which is not aesthetically pleasing

Overall great product to have while travelling and for those hard to take group photos. No need to stop people ad ask them to take photos with help of this selfie stick.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All reviews are 100% my own.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ROHA Measuring Spoon

I am always experimenting in kitchen with recipes from internet or pinterest. I love to try new recipes and for the ones I make first time it really is important to get the amount of ingredients correct. After couple of attempts I can add more or less depending on taste. I just had 1 tablespoon and it was getting really difficult to add correct quantity of say turmeric powder which recipe said add 1/4 teaspoon. Adjusting amount on tablespoon is not the most accurate way to go about but it was workable solution. When Roha Inc provided an opportunity to try their stainelss steel measuring spoons, I jumped at the chance.

The set includes 4 spoons in stainless steel - 1 tablesspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon. That is all kinds of measuring spoon I could need to use in my recipes. What is really great about the product is that measurement is engraved on spoon and is in both standard and metric. It is not sticker so no worry of getting washed off. It is dishwasher safe. All the spoons are tied in ring so I always have them together, no tension of losing anyone. You can hang them through the ring but I prefer to keep them in my drawer with the rest of set of handy utensils I know I will use daily.

You can purchase ROHA Measuring Spoon on amazon here.

I received the product in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Large Ice Cube Mold - Makes 2.25 Inch Big Ice Cube

This is awesome product to get large ice cubes for drinks in summer. The ice cube mold is large to make 2.25 inch big ice cubes and you can get 4 of them. What I loved about the product was even though I get big ice cube getting them out is super easy due to the silicone make, just twist lightly and I get the ice cubes out by turning upside down. 

I love making iced tea, lemonades and cocktails in summer and these perfect to add to drink, just one cube to keep drink chilled longer duration. I used to add several small pieces of ice and that used chge taste of the drink by diluting. These are prefect! Also I find them super useful for barbeque parties or gatherings where I add these big chunks to big drink containers/jars for everyone to enjoy cool and chilled drinks. With the smaller cubes the drink used to get warm sooner. My hubby prefers half or 3/4th size of this single cube in his whisky drink so for him I just fill water less than full! You can adjust water level to whatever size of cube you want!

You can purchase Large Ice Cube Mold - Makes 2.25 Inch Big Ice Cube on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review.

Neck and Decollete Cream For Celebrity Skin

I have been lucky to have been able to try Anaiti Celebrity Skin Care line and this is another great product from the brand. I have never paid too much attention to my neck and chest areas to protect them from sun damage. I would always apply sun screen to face but mostly forget neck and chest area. Most of clothing is like V neck or U neck styled and after so many years I could see the neck and chest areas getting sun spots. I have also lost weight ad lost quite a lot from my face too and I wanted something to help firm the neck especially the double chin area, it is sagging bit after reducing weight.

The neck and decollete cream is 15ml bottle with pump which makes it easy to dispense the product. The cream is thick consistency but is absorbed easily into skin. No greasy feeling and can be easily applied with makeup. After applying the cream you feel skin slightly tightening. I have using for 3 weeks and I am happy with the results.I apply generously morning and night to the neck and chest area. The sagging around the double chin is almost gone now, it is firmer and does not show signs of having lost 20 pounds. The chest area is smoother and I am happy I did not get any acne or breakouts as I am very prone to get breakouts on chest and back area. This is very moisturizing too so works great for my dry skin type.

Excellent product. Love the entire line!!

You can purchase Neck and Decollete Cream For Celebrity Skin on amazon here.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Essential Oils Teardrop Necklace

This is the first time I have tried to incorporate Essential oil in my lifestyle through a diffuser locket. I have to admit I totally love the concept!! The locket is stylish antique design in silver tone which looks classy with my casual or office wear. The kit comes nicely packed with locket in one packet, 4 colorful diffuser balls and 4 pipettes.

I like the option provided with 4 different diffuser balls as it allows me to use different essential oils or make blend of them. I use lavender, lemon and orange essential oil in each of 3 balls to enjoy their individual aroma ,lavender is soothing while citrus scent are refreshing. In 4th ball I make blend of all 3 essential oil and mix them to get mixed and refreshing scent. The color coding is nice as it helps me to remember which ball has which essential oil.

To use simply open chain and remove the locket. Press the middle hook kind of structure to pull open the locket. Add the ball and essential oil drops, close the locket and put it back in chain through the hole. The length of chain is decent to get aroma throughout the day. I will be getting more essential oils to experiment with few more blends. This is an excellent idea and product is really good quality.

I received the product free in exchange of my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.