Showing posts from May, 2012

Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000 Power Toothbrush Review, Giveaway and Rebate Information! Ends 6/20!

In the past, I reviewed the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 Power Toothbrush right here on the blog. I loved it so much that I am still using it on a daily basis.
Recently, I had the chance to review the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000 Power Toothbrush.
Features of the ProfessionalCare 3000
Removes up to 97% of plaque from hard-to-reach areasHelps prevent and reverse gingivitisNaturally whitens teeth in 21 days by removing surface stainsOffers 3 modes for cleaning: clean, sensitive and polishOffers dentist inspired cupping actionPressure Sensor: Pulsations stop when brushing too hardIndicator bristles: Replace brush head every 3 months when bristles are faded half-way for a better cleanIncludes 4 brush heads: Oral-B Dual Clean for cleaning and freshening all in one brush head, Oral-B Precision Clean for a deep and thorough clean, Oral-B Sensitive for those who need gentle cleaning on teeth and gums, Oral-B ProWhite whitens teeth by removing surface stains.

I found the ProfessionalCare 3000 t…

Health & Wellness Products Delivered To Your Door Each Month with @KLUTCHClub

KLUTCHClub is a new monthly subscription service that provides the newest health and wellness products delivered to your door. Each month you will receive a new box for approximately $18 with free shipping. Each box will be worth $50+.

I received the KLUTCHClub box for April. The April box was themed "Spring clean your body". I was excited to see what all was in the box!

Some of the items in April's box included a new Yoga DVD, a KIND bar, coconut water, a face wash and a $25 gift card to HYDE Yoga. There was a couple other products included as well, making the box worth much more than $50.

I think it would be fun to receive a new box each month and get to sample new products available. I am not a total health and wellness freak but I still enjoyed the snacks included in the box as well as the DVD. KLUTCHClub would be a fabulous way to get to try new products so you don't need to pay full price to try them. Who knows, you might just fall in love with a new product!


Simply Bath Salts Review & Giveaway Ends 6/5!

I love to pamper myself and especially love to soak in a hot bath from time to time. I feel like it's my time to decompress from the day, week etc and just close my eyes and relax.
I recently was sent a package from Simply Bath Salts. Simply Bath Salts products are made solely with organic ingredients because they are free of pesticides. To create their bath salts, they infused Atlantic Sea Salt, Epsom salt and Dead Sea salt with organic oils.
From Simply Bath Salts Website:
 Our oils are steam distilled from plants and herbs, our salts all left in their pure state. Traditional bath salts may include synthetic toxins that get absorbed by the skin and remain in the body. It shouldn't be necessary to decipher an ingredient list before soaking in your bath. 
Upon receiving my package of the Lavender bath salts, I was impressed because I could easily smell the lavender oil from outside the packaging. However at the same time, I was concerned that the scent when using and after…

Nutrisystem Update with Apologies - Restart Week 1

If you had been following my Nutrisystem journey, you may have noticed that I stopped posting updates back in April. I had to stop the program for the past month and a half due to personal issues beyond my control that required 100% of my focus and attention.
My apologies go out to anyone who was following my journey and to Nutrisystem. I left off the Nutrisystem program after week 22 so I had about 5 weeks of the program left until my blogger program journey was over. The rep at Nutrisystem understood my issues and kindly sent me one month worth of foods so I could do 4 weeks to make up for the month I had to take off.
At the time of my last update, I weighed in at 310.9 and had lost a total of 26.1lbs.
Unfortunately, while off the program, I gained a bunch of that back. 5lbs to be exact.
Last Friday, I restarted Nutrisystem and recommitted myself. I am thrilled to say that 4.2lbs of that put back on weight, came back off.
Restart Week 1--beginning weight --315.9
End of week 1 resta…

Jennifer Ouellette Hair Accessories and Headbands Review & Giveaway! Ends 6/4!

Jennifer Ouellette is the premier hair accessory designer in New York City. I was recently given the chance to review some of her headbands and let me just say that there are unlike any other headbands that I have ever seen before.

What makes them different? They are smooth on the inside. You see, just about every headband that myself or my daughter has tried in the past had teeth sticking out in order to be able to keep the headband in your hair. After an hour or two, it can start to hurt and my daughter refuses to even wear them anymore because of them. They are amazingly comfortable and the quality is outstanding!
The selection at Jennifer Ouellette is huge. From thin to wide to different colors and fabrics, she's got it all. There are so some very unique designs that you won't find anywhere else.

Headbands is not the only thing that Jennifer Ouellette sells. She offers hats and handbags as well.

From the small assortment of headbands that I received, I can honestly say tha…

Aardvark Strainer Review & Giveaway Ends 5/30!

I was recently asked to review the Aardvark strainer. At first, I hesitated but after seeing what all you can do with it, I happily agreed.

The Aardvark strainer was created to make the perfect ice cream floats without the foamy, sticky mess but it can be used for so much more!

The patented Aardvark strainer comes in two colors: green or yellow.
The directions for using the Aardvark strainer to make an ice cream float:
-Place the Aardvark in a glass  -Add ice -Pour root beer in -Remove the Aardvark -Add your ice cream
That's it. Then you have a wonderful ice cream float without all the foamy and sticky mess!
But the Aardvark can be used for more things including chilling wine and other beverages and rinsing just a small amount of produce which is great for portion control and dieting. Another use? Use for items that come in a jar with juice that you rarely use the entire jar of at once time such as olives or cherries. Simply allow the Aardvark to strain your olives (and by allowin…

Dirty Jobs Cleaning Products Review

If you have children and/or pets, it's bound to happen. STAINS! Stains seem to appear out of thin air on clothing, carpets and furniture. But what if there was a line of cleaning products on the market that had a built in heavy-duty stain remover?

You don't have to wish any longer because there is! My Dirty Jobs recently launched an entire line of heavy-duty cleaning products to tackle even the dirtiest jobs. The line is inspired by the show Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel.  Produced with an original formula featuring an increased concentration of oxygen-powered enzymes, they are truly one of the most advanced and powerful stain-removers on the market.
I recently sent a container of Dirty Jobs Complete for review.

The container had a listing of many uses for the product which was something you don't typically see on a cleaning product. Typically, you need to buy something for every single cleaning job you wish to complete. Not with Dirty Jobs Complete.
Dirty Jobs Com…

Ready Steady Shoot: The Guide to Great Home Video Giveaway! Ends 5/20!

Roger Sherman is a producer, director, cinematographer and a still photographer. His recent book,Ready Steady Shoot: The Guide to Great Home Video, is an upbeat, friendly and easy-to-follow book that will help you make home videos that your family and friends actually would enjoy watching.
From digital cameras to cell phones, this book teaches you basic techniques, including the easy learning system, Sherman invented, called The 10 Shot Video, short exercises to shoot and learn from in just a few minutes. 
The book is sure to get you shooting great home video in no time.
Ready Steady Shoot: The Guide to Great Home Videois available in a small (4x6 size) paperback and as an ebook as well. The paperback version retails for $7.99.
Want to win a paperback copy of Ready Steady Shoot: The Guide to Great Home Video so you can start taking better home videos using anything from a digital camera to an iPhone?
One lucky winner in the US or Canada will win a paperback copy of the book!

Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Gluten Free Crackers Review & Giveaway Ends 5/20!

I love crackers, chips, pretzels and popcorn. If it's a snack food, I am all about it. However, most snacky type foods like crackers and chips are not real healthy. I recently discovered Crunchmaster crackers and had the chance to sample two of their most popular flavors.

Now you might be thinking, "How can crackers be healthy?" or you might be thinking "What's so different about Crunchmaster crackers?" Well, I will tell you!

About Crunchmaster Crackers
They are certified gluten free All Natural 100% whole grain Low in saturated fat No cholesterol 0 mg trans fat Baked and not fried Packed with pure, US grown rice, sesame, quinoa, flax and amaranth seeds
I received a package of Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Sea Salt Crackers and a package of Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Original Crackers. I will be honest here and say that when I first heard they were gluten free, I figured that they wouldn't taste good. I was pleasantly surprised! They are light and crisp in textu…

Seneca Farms Oatmeal Review & Giveaway Ends 5/15!

Seneca Farms Oatmeal is a quick to prepare, portable and nutritious oatmeal that provides an excellent source of Vitamin C without trans fat or cholesterol. It takes just 45 seconds to prepare in the microwave and requires no milk or water to be added. It’s available in Apple Cinnamon, Vanilla Peach, Cranberry Apple and Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal flavors in 6-oz. microwaveable cups and can be found nationally at a wide variety of retail grocery stores. For a detailed store list, visit
I recently had the chance to try the Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach varieties. My daughter and I each got to sample each variety.  The Apple Cinnamon tastes almost like an apple crisp as it's loaded with big hunks of apple throughout. The Vanilla Peach has big hunks of peaches throughout as well. With the Vanilla Peach, I didn't really taste much vanilla though. I loved how tasty and filling both varieties were but pe…