Saturday, December 28, 2013

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder - Product Review

I received an Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder for review from Kiss Me Organics. The powder can not only be used for teas and smoothies but also for baking! If you're looking for a natural energy boost, this is a good way to do it. Plus, the boost lasts anywhere from 4-6 hours and is perfect for times when you need that little bit extra to help you concentrate! Other benefits include increasing metabolism, skin improvements and essential antioxidants.

I liked that it's really simple to add into pretty much anything. I put a 1/2 tsp in my latte... and it was good! I was surprised, honestly! I'm trying to change a few small things to get healthier, and I think this is one of the steps I'm going to add to my daily routine. I also tried it in a smoothie...totally good, tasted great and it was smooth which I liked. My only problem is getting over the color, but that's ok, it'll just take some getting use to.

Next I think we'll try the baking method! I'm not big on green tea, but obviously want all the benefits it provides. I think using this powder is the easiest way for me!

Thanks Kiss Me Organics!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDT116M

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  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.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium MiraCurl Machine - Product Review

I received a Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium MiraCurl Machine and a bottle of KQC Thermal Shine Spray for review from Flat Iron Experts. The
Babyliss Pro Nano-titanium Miracurl is an automatic (professional grade) curler. You separate about an inch of your dry hair and clamp the machine (with the opening facing you) on your hair as high up as you want to curl to start. I clamped it a few inches from my scalp so I could get a full curl. The machine brings your hair up into the curling chamber. At this point you have a bit of a panic attack wondering if your hair will get tangled or stuck and burn off...well at least I did.... LOL. Hey.. I've seen the video of that teenager burning her hair off with a curling iron....hahahaha. Well... you don't have to worry, and neither did I. Your hair isn't tugged, it doesn't hurt...and really its not even in there tightly. There are different settings (loose, medium or tight curls) and the machine times it accordingly. You then hear a "beep" and you can release your hand from clamping it shut and literally a perfect curl comes out of the machine. Honestly, I couldn't believe it...they were perfect. You can also change the direction of the curls if you want to mix it up, or are particular about which way your curls lay. The things I noticed about this machine... 1.. heated up crazy fast! 2...a ton of settings...for heat, temperature and curl style. I found my perfect settings on the second try. And 3...it is SO EASY to use...even I can use it! LOL. It is light weight and uses negative ion technology to ensure it doesn't grow any bacteria.

The KQC Thermal Shine Spray is awesome, and specifically made for use with infrared heat sources. It is made for all hair types which is great because it didn't make my hair sticky or weigh it down at all. It also can be used as a detangler, which with the length of my hair...is a must! I liked that it gave a subtle shine to my hair, so it didn't look greasy when I used it, and made my hair super soft!

Thanks to Flat Iron Experts for sending this out...it is a perfect gift to check off a busy Mom's holiday wish list!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.flatironexperts.com/

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Signature Little Ones - Product Review

T received a MadPax Lator-Gator green Half pack and a Race Car Napbag for review. The Napbag is a
great item for your little one to take for nap time at Grandma's house or even preschool (it is approved by the standards). It is a super soft minky fabric sleeping bag with an attached pillow and pocket. The fabrics choices they have are really cute and they also have the option of having it personalized with the name of your little one. I liked that everything is attached and once you roll it up you flip it inside out and it becomes a bag (handles included!) to be able to carry the Napbag. I liked the race car pattern...and actually so did M! It's currently in her bed...so I'm going to have to strip it away from her when T needs to use it! LOL.

The Lator-Gator Half pack is really, really, cool. We got the Snap Dragon (green) print. It is scaly and KM said it looks like an Alligator with spikes! There is a lot of pockets to work with in this bag.. M was able to pack all her school stuff plus have room to spare, and I liked that the size was good for her. I don't think the
full sized one would work as well for her small frame. I actually used this as a day bag for T's toys as well as spare clothes and snacks for him. I actually had him wearing it at one point too and he looked SO cute and the spikes are awesome!!!! I have a thing for things with a touch of rock to them...into skulls and the whole mustache fad, so I really did think this was cool. Washing is easy...quick wipe for the simple stuff, machine wash with a line dry for the big stuff.

These bags come in a ton of different colors and 4 sizes! I totally have to get M her own one for school! Everyone stopped us and asked us where we got this one...I love that its different and totally funky!

Thanks to Signature Little Ones for reaching out and sending T some stuff to try out, even though M tried to monopolize both items! I'll just have to get her...her own!


For more information and ordering please visit http://www.signaturelittleones.com/
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Disney On Ice...after the show

We had the opportunity to see Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes this past Friday. M was so excited, honestly it was ridiculous! We grabbed a bite to eat before, and I bought us all some munchies and snow-cones when we got there. M also wanted an Ariel light-up wand... which...she totally knew I would buy her if she asked properly; I caved..LOL. T has a thing for Mickey, so when he came on the ice his face just lit up! 

M was is awe the whole show....yes... she was totally dressed up in her Rapunzel costume, including her Pascal purse! She also made me french-braid her hair and put "sparkles" on her eyes. She was totally into it, and we went along for the ride. 

The show was jam-packed with performances from all M's favorite Princesses! Some of M's fave highlights were...*** SPOILER ALERT *** (LOL) "When Philip killed the dragon"..."When there were bubbles everywhere" and "Kiss the girl". I'm so glad she had a good time, she was dying to see this show...to the point where she would freak out when we saw the commercials!

Would you like to take your little ones? The show runs until the December 29th at the Rogers Centre! Use codes:MUM44 - 4 tickets for $44.00 (weekday shows - Monday- Thursday), and MUM4 - $4.00 off (weekend shows - Friday - Sunday). Just a reminder these codes exclude Front Row, Rinkside and VIP tickets. Plus you can't double the discounts. Additional fees may apply.  Limit of four (4) per purchase. Want to order? Click HERE.. it takes you right to the Ticket Master site!

Check out Disney On Ice 
FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages! If you go for a show make sure to tweet along with Hashtag #DisneyOnIce so we can see how you enjoy the show!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

LowestRates.ca

Saving more money is a New Years resolution for a lot of peopleLowestRates.ca is running a Holiday Contest! A $500 cash giveaway open to Canadians. 

Want to enter? Visit the contest page and let them know what you'd like to save on in 2014: mortgage, insurance, or credit cards. If you share the giveaway on social media, you can earn up to three extra entries in the draw! 

The $500 prize will be awarded to one luck winner randomly selected in a draw at 8 pm EST on January 8, 2014. Head on over for a chance to win. 

I hope to see one of my readers as the winner! Good luck!


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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Salt Dough Ornaments!

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Smile Brilliant - Product Review and Giveaway!!

I received a The LED teeth whitening system from Smile Brilliant for review. The kit comes with the whitening gel pen, rubber lip guard trays and the LED. The LED helps to speed up the whitening process, and the gel is stronger that anything you can buy in a strip version (22% carbamide peroxide). The system is super easy to use.... paint your teeth with the gel pen, put in the flexible lip guards and then turn on the LED. There is a plastic piece to fit inside your mouth against the lip guards. The rest of the LED machine stays outside your mouth. Leave the machine in for 20-45 minutes and then take it out, turn it off and was the guards. you can leave the gel on for a bit after if you like, but I brushed it off.

Overall, after a few sessions I noticed some difference! Thanks Smile Brilliant!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.smilebrilliant.com
you can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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.

Smile Brilliant pen and light

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LG G2 - Review

I received an LG G2 Smartphone for review from LG. Hubby was in need of a new device so I let him run with this review. I'll start off with some of the more technical specs; it has a quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon)...which to the non-tech savvy means, it's super fast! The screen is huge...5.2" HD IPS display and has a 12 MP OIS Camera. Internal memory is 32GB and it runs on Jelly bean (Android).

The one thing we noticed was where the buttons were positioned on the phone. They're on the backing of the phone, which keeps the device looking sleek and makes it easy to control with 1 finger. You can change the volume and lock the phone from these buttons from the home screen....click on the camera and use the same controls to take the pic! It's really cool, both hubby and I really liked this feature. 

Some of the other features that were awesome are: Smart screen and Smart video which detect your face while looking at the screen, one handed operation, gestures (like auto answering a call when you bring the phone to your ear or having the ring tone fade out when you pick it up from a flat surface)...loved this feature. 

It also has all the must haves like WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Music/Vid player and social media. Oh and by the way, the device is available on all major Canadian carriers.

Overall, Hubby and I give it 2 thumbs up! It runs fast and smooth, you can get all the latest apps on it and it has some really cool features! Thanks LG!

For more information please visit http://www.lg.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes!

Who doesn't love a world where heroes are heroes and love conquers all! Coming to a venue near you... Disney On Ice... Princess and Heroes! Come and join all your favorite characters defeat the evils that are brought forward. Eric breaks the spell and saves his true love, Phillip rescues Aurora and the dreams of the other princess favorites come true right before your eyes. Welcome the amazing cast and sit back and let them take you to a world far away, full of magic and awe. Presented by Feld Entertainment, join all your Disney family for a wonderful adventure!

Would you like to take your little ones? M is DYING to go! Use codes: MUM44 - 4 tickets for $44.00 (weekday shows - Monday- Thursday), and MUM4 - $4.00 off (weekend shows - Friday - Sunday). Just a reminder these codes exclude Front Row, Rinkside and VIP tickets. Plus you can't double the discounts. Additional fees may apply.  Limit of four (4) per purchase. Want to order? Click HERE.. it takes you right to the Ticket Master site!

Want to follow along? Check out Disney On Ice FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages! If you go for a show make sure to tweet along with Hashtag #DisneyOnIce so we can see how you enjoy the show!

Extra fun stuff: Get your free Tangled coloring page HERE and HERE for a free Princess activity kit!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Smart Mobile Printer | Zink Zero Ink Pocket Photo PD233 - Product Review

I got to try out LG's Pocket Photo wireless photo printer! You can edit, share and print your on
pictures literally, within seconds. There are some really cool features too... the printer prints out on small paper which is great for on the go printing from your Android or iPhone device and it doesn't even need ink! 

Ok..so here's how it works... load the paper into the machine with the ink card down...(there is a blue card in with the 10 pack of photo paper that you load - the |Zink Zero Ink Paper")...this is the "non-ink" that is used to print the pics. Once I did that I hit up Google Playstore to download the app that I needed to print the pics (LG Pocket Photo app). It downloaded super fast... but while I was waiting I paired the printer to my phone via Bluetooth...and charged the printer at the same time. I was set up in probably 3 minutes total.

The edit feature was really cool...you could add frames, change the pic to black and white and even change or add any filters, plus you can add text. I liked that you can add a QR code (which I thought was awesome by the way) to the pic to have others scan it and link to the pic online. There is a ton of things you can do with this!

Once I was ready to go I went through some of my fave pics and started printing right away! I liked that this was compatible with social media platforms so I could pull pics right from there and send them to the printer. The printer itself can print 20 pics on 1 battery life, which was more than enough, and it is small enough to fit in your purse to take with you. It is a really cool gift for the budding photographer in your family!

Thanks to LG for letting me keep the pics we printed! Perfect wallet size!!
For more information please visit http://www.lg.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Bed of Nails - Product Review

I received a Mat and Pillow from Bed of Nails for review. The Mat has 210 plates and the Pillow has 51 for
a total of over 10,000 acupressure nails. Yes, you can get the benefits of acupressure at home without having to go anywhere or pay costly bills. The plates are made from 100% recycled plastic, the material is 100% cotton and the foam doesn't contain any chemicals.

Bed of Nails is used to help increase your energy, remove toxins and help with relaxation to rejuvenate your body. I'm a fan of finding new and different ways to round out our busy lifestyle, and honestly I really liked this. I found that this did relax me, plus it allowed me to sneak off before bed with a book and have some "Me" time. I also noticed that this was a good way to get rid of a few headaches I had. I get tension headaches from stress in my neck and shoulders and I found that this helped a lot. It is also said to possibly help with muscle aches, insomnia and back pain along with a ton of other ailments, including helping to increase circulation.

Overall, I really liked that this did relax my back and neck and helped to give me a boost of energy! I also liked that they came with a storage bag so the LOs couldn't get into trouble... the nails are plastic, but are sharp so you do need to be careful! Thanks Bed of Nails!

For more information and ordering please visit http://bedofnails.org
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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.

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Guavakids - Product Review

I received a pair of guavamitts and  guavaboots in the "Tiny Zoo" print from Guavakids and Oyaco for review. The mitts are awesome!! I really liked that T couldn't get these mitts off. He really is the Houdini of mittens so I had a good laugh when I put these on him (they have a velcro strap that attaches under their wrists)....and he couldn't get them off. The print is really cute (and has a reversible pattern too)...and the combination of elastic and velcro makes sure that these are comfortable and stay put! These are great for not only a scratch mitt but to help keep the grubbies away from them. I stick them on him when I forget the shopping cart cover, and they're perfect.

The Guavaboots are easy to get on and keep on. You slip them on and attach the velcro....voila! T couldn't get these off and they were perfect for playing around in the basement. They didn't squish his feet at all and he wasn't bothered by them at all. Both products are made from a blend of bamboo and organic cotton, which means they are super soft, wash well and protects while allowing your LO's skin to breathe. They also wick away water and protect them from the sun.

Thanks Oyaco and Guavakids!

For more information and ordering please visit www.oyaco.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Bibetta - Product Review

I received a blue UltraBib Neoprene Bib from Bibetta and Oyaco for review. Basically these bibs are made from the same material wet-suits are made from...so that means that your LO can make a mess and not get soaked! I liked that this bib was easy to clean... quick wipe or wash in the sink did the trick and it dried super fast.

I really liked the big pocket at the bottom of the bib. T literally caught enough food to make another meal in there. Want to empty it? Just turn it inside out and you can get in the creases. They come in a bunch of cute colors and are great for travelling. They roll up and don't take up a ton of room in the bag, unlike the hard plastic bibs with the pocket. There is also 2 sizes these come in and also come in a version that has sleeves.

Overall... cool and functional! Thanks Oyaco!

For more information and ordering please visit www.oyaco.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Talking Iron and not just pumping it!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

#TassimoHoliday T47 Brewer - Review

I received a red Tassimo T47 brewer for review with the fam! We also received some T DISCs for the
machine as well... espresso, Chai Tea Latte and Caramelo). A little bit about the machine... of course it has the barcode technology, what does that mean? It means a perfect cup in 1 minute every time! All you need to do is fill the water tank, pop the top...add in a disk (close, obviously..lol) and hit the brew button. I liked that there were LEDs to let you know if you needed to add more water, and that I could fit awkwardly shaped mugs in the brewer. I have a mug that is rather tall (it is my fave) which fits if I take out the tray and M's is mug small and round...which it fits as well. The red is really nice, its sleek and bright, the T47 also comes in black, for those who like darker appliances.

There are a ton of different T DISCs you can get including cappuccinos, lattes, teas and coffees... M loves hot chocolate, so we picked up some to try too! There are so many name brands that had T DISCs, Tim Hortons for the hubby and Tetley and Gevalia for me! YUMM!!! Plus...love this time of year... I have a thing for peppermint...candy....chocolate....and mocha's!! Yes...Gevalia has a peppermint mocha!!! It is a must have for me! Hmmm... or I could mix and match...how about a peppermint mocha coffee?? 1 Gevalia peppermint mocha disk...1 espresso and a hot chocolate one! I would have never thought to mix and match, but it totally makes sense! Why go and spend $5 on a coffee when you can customize your own at home??

Thanks Tassimo! I can already see M running in from tobogganing and making a Cadbury hot chocolate for her!

For more information please visit http://tassimo.ca
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Yiva Naturals - Product Review

I received a bottle of Daily Balance for review from Yiva Naturals. It is an all natural supplement that you take to not only boost your energy but it can also help with anxiety, headaches and monthly "friend"
symptoms that aren't the most fun. I've been taking this for about 2 weeks and have actually noticed that I don't have water retention in my hands in the morning as well as I can report to not have had a headache in the last little while too! I tend to get them from being on the computer so long.

Ingredients include raspberry and chasteberry plants which are key ingredients for female health, purified water as well as agave syrup. All you need to do is give yourself 10 drops 2x a day (1 in the morning, and 1 at night)...so it was easy to take. Personally, I'm not a fan of any supplements that you actually have to taste...I'd rather take a pill instead, but this didn't taste bad. It tasted a bit like a flower flavored type of olive oil. I'm not exactly sure how else to explain the taste, but I think that others that have tried this would probably agree with my description. 

Overall, I'm going to continue to take the drops because I have actually noticed a difference almost right away and I'm interested to see if it will make a difference when used for a longer period of time! Thanks Yiva!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.yiva.com/

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bamboosa - Product Review and Giveaway!!!!

I received a Lap Log and a Hooded Towel from Bamboosa for review. The hooded towel is made of terrycloth so it's reeeeallly soft and gets T dry in seconds....plus it really holds a lot of the water and also air dries quickly. I found it to be a good size for T... I liked the over sized hood too, I find that with T's big melon... not many of the towels stay on very well. Material wise... 80/20 organic bamboo and recycled polyester, plus it is chlorine and formaldehyde free. I did notice that this washed really well too, it didn't pill or leave fluff on other items in the wash which was great.

The lap log I think will probably be an essential in every house with a tablet...seriously. With all the gadgets we have in this house... e-readers, tablets...other handhelds and phones....I'm surprised I hadn't seen this before. It is a lap pillow with a ledge for your devices...think bolster with a small picture ledge. It is made from 100% organic cotton twill and filled with buckwheat hulls. LOVED that it is washable... you do need to remove the ledge and buckwheat first, so make sure you have a bowl handy for when you unzip the cover. I liked that this was comfortable and easy to use. M was using it with a few items and she had no problem even when she needed to adjust her position. Hopefully this saves us from hearing the tablet hit the floor a few times a day! Personally I liked this for reading in bed, because I could place it on the night table when I was done and it held my e-reader while it charged.

Thanks Bamboosa! Great gifts for the holidays!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.bamboosa.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

1 lap log (winner's choice of colour) and 1 hooded towel (winner's choice of colour)

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Entry #99Krystyl O. - Lap log
Entry #762Lyd P. - Hooded Towel

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Diono RadianRXT

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Pediped Boots - Product Review

I received a pair of Flex Cruz (Black and White) boots for M to try out from Pediped. These are
waterproof...and can stand up to temperatures up to -20°C!!! The
rubber soles are self cleaning and have awesome tread on them. M didn't have any problem walking in these. A lot of other boots don't fit M properly... they flop around and she trips herself up etc. These fit her amazingly well! I ordered them a bit bigger because I read up on them and they have something which is called the Flex Fit System. The Flex Fit System includes a 2mm insole that you add underneath the built in one. It actually can take the shoe size down by 1/2 size...so once they get a bit too snug, remember to take out the extra insole!

The boots are slip-on with 2 velcro straps to tighten. M had no problems taking these on and off by herself. I loved that M had felt comfortable in these and that T will be able to wear them when he's big enough as well. These will be great for anything from school to the cottage! I'll know she's keeping warm and they're high enough that she won't come home with wet  socks!

Make sure you also check out their women's footwear line too! Check it out HERE! These made for a great early holiday present! Thanks Pediped!

For more information and ordering please visit www.pediped.com
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Monday, December 2, 2013

PlasmaCar - Product Review and Giveaway!

I received a yellow PlasmaCar for M for review. It is a ride-on toy for ages 3 and up. To make the PlasmaCar move you need to turn the wheel back and forth... do it fast enough and it can get up there in speed! You wanna go backwards? Turn the wheel all the way (180 degrees) and use the same motion.....M thought this was awesome....me... I think she needs some practice, she's a horrible driver! LOL. I liked the fact that it is not like any other ride-on or car toy. You don't need to pedal it like a bike and there isn't any batteries to replace. It's good old fashion kid fun!
It is easy to assemble, there is only a few steps easy steps so hubby didn't have any problems. All you need to do is start by attaching the rear wheel into the slot then banging it into place. While still having the car wheels up, insert the front wheel assembly (don't forget to take off the foam) and bang it into place. Flip the PlasmaCar over and attach the steering wheel and make sure to align the steering wheel and front wheels. Once that is complete tighten the bolt as tight as you can and snap on the cap to cover the bolt. That's literally it...it was super fast and M got to play with it in no time! Plus...Daddy gets to ride it too...it holds up to 220lbs, which I was really surprised!

Some kudos to mention...PlasmaCar has won a ton of awards, some from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Nets and the Intrernational Patent Fair. They have also earned a seal of approval from Creative Child and made the top toy lists from Today's Parent.

Thanks to PlasmaCar for sending M one to try out! 

For more information and ordering please visit http://plasmacar.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

1 PlasmaCar (US/CAN)

AND THE WINNER IS...

Entry #1322Anna W.

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