Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Green Earth Pan -- OZERI

You would think I would start this blog post and say " another non stick pan, will it work?" but I wont. I wanted to give this pan a new outlook on how I feel about non-stick pans which for some reason never work well for me. So to start, it came in a rather attractive box, singled out and stating that it was the Green Earth Pan.

From the packaging it states the size I received (8" pan) and that it featured Greblon.

What is GREBLON? Well after doing some research, it is non stick technology used on cookware. It is a natural ceramic coating that creates a non stick base that is free of any PTFE, PFOA and/or harmful chemicals.

I am assuming this is the basis of the name, GREEN EARTH PAN. One thing, I absolutely love is the textured ceramic coating of the pan surface. This helps in preventing the food from sticking to the bottom. This pan is also eco-friendly, safe, scratch resistant and extremely durable.This allows you to use very little oil with your cooking, which makes cleaning up very easy. With that said, OZERI really has made a product built to last and in my opinion worth every penny.

Inside the box also comes this protector that is so neat to me because it was unexpected and cute. This protector prevents any scratching and any contact to the ceramic coating when the pan is stacked among others. We all do it, stack pots and pans on top each other or inside one another.

The bottom of the pan is also elevated so the heat is distributed evenly for even better cooking. This pan can be used on both flame stoves and induction stoves and it will still provide quality.

When I used this pan, I made french toast and scrambled eggs for my family of 4. Normally, it would take long for me to finish, everything for everyone so by the time I am done the french toast is usually cold. Urghhh.. First noticeable difference was the time I spent on frying the french toast, It took under a minute on both sides, that I actually left it longer (did not burn) to make sure that it cooked all the way through. I did 10 french toast in 15 minutes and that included prep time. I must say I was proud of myself, but I can not take the credit because this pan cooked so well. I was able to just wipe off the pan and fry the eggs without adding any extra oil. This has to be the quickest I have prepared breakfast for my family.

This Green Earth Pan by Ozeri comes highly recommended by myself and I am sure by others that have used it. Right now on Amazon you can by the set of 3 pans (8", 10" & 12") for $66.00 and it is definitely worth it. Imagine that these pans are actually non stick without any toxins, durable, cooks quick and even easier to clean. This pan is a must have especially for the Christmas season for your cooking and ofcourse as a wonderful gift.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Stretch Mark & Scar Cream - By InstaNatural

I want to say first and foremost, that I have used InstaNatural products in the past and they have yet to fail me. I only let you know that first because I always have high expectation for a company that delivers good products, therefore I would be looking at the product I am reviewing even more carefully.

So today I am reviewing InstaNatural's Stretch Mark & Scar Cream (Prevention and Reduction). It is sold on Amazon.com for around $24.00 for the 5 fl oz bottle. Now I thought that the price was not attractive only because normally for the size it would run around $19.99 but then again stretch mark creams are in abundance and do not work as I have tried many after having my second kid.

Now I have had over 30 days to use this product and give my evaluation. Lets start with my overall feel ------- LOVE IT!!!... It started to show results quick. I have literally waited months for a product to show me results without success. This is not true for this cream, after a week or so I saw a difference. I used it predominantly on my tummy and butt and sometimes thighs.

This cream offered me a boost of confidence when I saw that the stretch marks appearance was reducing almost to the point that I felt comfortable in a 2-pc bathing suit again (ALMOST)... To start it contains many ingredients that are helpful in minimizing appearance and moisturizing your skin. From vitamin c, cocoa butter, rosehip oil, mango butter and aloe vera, your skin becomes more youthful and healthier. I have been applying morning and night and the results have only been getting better the longer I use.


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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies - {Game Review}

If you have ever met me then you should know that I am a bit of a gamer (got it from my mom). I love games that involves puzzles and lots of thinking, that I feel like I have conquered after I beat it. I got t test out from Her Interactive their game Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies for PC and I started playing immediately.

So to begin, I arrive on a play set of a Greek mythological scene to the sounds of scream. I (Nancy Drew) of course would run to investigate and help but it was all part of the act. This is where I start to learn and meet the actors and actresses. I (Nancy Drew) was hired by the museums curator where the play is set to be shown because the artifacts are mysteriously disappearing.

If you have ever heard about Nancy Drew, then you would know that she is an investigator and often gets help from the Hardy Brothers, whom will be a phone call away if you need and you will need them. Through out the game you will meet various actors and actresses who will slowly become more intriguing as the game progresses.

Some will be flat out rude and some will be kind and polite. But their personalities will soon change as you find out more secrets about them. Through out the game you will need to engage in a number of puzzles to be able to get things a little more in perspective.

Solved puzzles will help you along your way immensely and there is no going around it. You are able to play this game in three (3) levels and you must try to pay attention to what is being said and the things around you. You will get the options of using hints which in most cases come in handy and rare cases where it will take too long. Overall a fun game which keeps you thinking so that you are able to solve who is taking the museum artifacts and please your employer.

 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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Vitamin C Facial Toner from INSTANATURAL {Review}

InstaNatural as a brand has never disappointed me and hope they do not ever because I love their products. I recently started using their Vitamin C Facial Toner and it is just great to add to my morning beauty regime. This bottle contains natural and organic ingredients to help ensure that it does not irritate your skin with harsh chemicals.

This toner contains witch hazel and tea tree oil which helps in purifying my skin. Of course in its name it has vitamin C which renews and strengthen my skin from harsh weather conditions and pollution.

I spray this toner lightly in four (4) sections of my face right after I have washed it in the morning. I allow to dry with just a little bit of dampness left and then apply my hyaluronic serum and thereafter my favorite moisturizer.

Every step after spraying this toner becomes easier because I know that my skin has been hydrated and it definitely preps my skin for whatever comes next. This further helps with absorption of my serum, keeping my face moisturized throughout the day and prevents other pollutants from clogging my pores. Some people have said that toners dry their skin but this toner helps correct oily skin and combat my combination skin for use no matter what my skin decides to do that day. This toner lasts long and does not cost much and can be purchased via Amazon.

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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dr. Song RoseHip Oil {Review}

Dr. Song Organic Rosehip Oil is one of the better rosehip oils that I have tried. Rosehip oil is great for many things, such as:
  • Healing scars
  • Reducing appearance of wrinkles
  • Strengthen brittle nails
  • Heal sun damaged skin
  • Improve dry damaged hair
  • Helps in healing rashes and burn scars.
The first time using rosehip oil, I was turned away by the strong unpleasant scent.  I have recently learned that the smell is from the extraction from the rose bush seeds and that there are no additives. Dr Song Medical has been able (my opinion) to still remain 100% organic and USDA certified but keep the scent not as strong, so this was a plus to me.

You are able to feel and see that the quality is amazing especially just by looking at the color of the oil. It is also light weight and when applied it is absorbed quickly without any greasy residue. I recently got a burn scar from melted cheese (go figure) and I have been applying the rosehip oil daily and within a few days I noticed the hairs on the scar growing back and the skin was healing quick. I may not like the scent but I do appreciate when something works to improve my skin without any added chemicals. You can order on Amazon and just so you know the bottle is rather large for the product and believe it will last very long.

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.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Naturalico Firming Cellulite Cream {Review}

There are lots of cellulite reducing creams available but only a few I can say that can give you good results for your money. And Naturalico Firming Cellulite Cream is one of them. This cream will run you about $20.00 on Amazon.com for the 4 fl oz jar.

This cream has a off white color and has a light texture but not thick. This makes application easy and smooth. It does have a menthol scent but not as strong as others I have previously tried. Something that I do miss with this cellulite cream is that it does not have the sauna (icy hot) feel that I like. But this cream is still very effective in smoothing out your skin. You apply and rub into the targeted areas once or twice daily for it to be effective.

The ingredients contain a combination of retinol, caffeine and green tea which helps build collagen, renew skin and release stored fat under skin. Looking even deeper into the ingredients I noticed that it contained rosehip seed oil, peppermint oil, castor seed oil & orange oil, all of which I love for improving skin.

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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cellulite Defense Gel by BODY MERRY {Review}

Cellulite Defense Gel Cream by Body Merry is not the first cellulite cream I have tried and this may just be my last. I enjoyed using it and will continue to use it. I am a pretty tiny girl or what you could call Thim Slick (Slim Thick - as used in urban context). I do have cellulite and no I do not like it nor do I like to see it. After having my second kid I realized that it is all over my thighs, butt and yes even my tummy.

This cellulite cream contains active ingredients combined with Retinol, Caffeine, & Seaweed, along with naturally potent ingredients such as Algae, Kelp, Coconut Oil, Cayenne & Green Tea Extract. It is from harsh chemicals such as parabens and sulphates.

This cellulite cream is thick and has a beige/cream color and comes in a 4 fl. oz jar. Depending on how often and how much you use will determine how long it last and most times a little does go a long way. I have targeted my use to only my thighs, butt and tummy. From before application you will notice it has a strong minty smell which I enjoy because I love the smell of mint and find it to be invigorating. As soon as it is applied you can feel the icy hot sensation working to get rid of the fat under the skin causing the cellulite. It also absorbs into the skin quick enough and does not remain greasy or leave any residue. Daily use would be required to see results.   

Body Merry believes in their product but also offers 90 day money back guarantee if you do not feel like this product is working for you. 90 days is more than enough time to see results.

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.