Sunday, August 24, 2014

InstaNatural Deep Cleansing Facial Oil Review

Company Description

Our Deep Cleansing Facial Oil contains the perfect blend of ingredients that melt away dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils or disturbing the natural pH balance. This energizing blend of oils will gently clean your pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Use with a washcloth or sponge and rinse off with warm water. Leaves a soft and silky feel on the skin. Wonderful for all skin types and especially regenerative for mature skin. Also great to calm skin after shaving or sun burns. Can be used to remove makeup - even mascara!

This is a brand new product (with new branding) we are introducing and would like YOU to be one of the first to try it out and give feedback.

Key Active Ingredients:
+ Jojoba Oil
+ Olive Oil
+ Lavendar Essential Oil
+ Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
+ Tamanu Oil
+ Hemp Oil
+ Sea Buckthorn Oil
+ Geranium Essential Oil

Cassandra's Review-  I have reviewed a lot of the InstaNatural products. I would love to meet the genius who invents them all.  This product in particular has a lot of different oils in it and yet does not make your skin a slip and slide. I thought for sure that this was going to cause major break outs and a shiny mass of glump on my face that even soap and water could not get off. Final results were surprising as this product does the exact opposite and in the process is gentle and very effective.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Brieftons InstantVeg Spiralizer Review + Giveaway

Company Description
Looking For An Easy Way To Eat More Vegetables For Better Health? The Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer Is Your Answer!

Designed to transform almost any firm vegetable and fruit into delicious spaghetti-like strands or incredibly thin, long vegetable ribbons, the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer is the indispensable kitchen gadget for every vegetable fan.

Perfect as a kitchen tool to prepare vegetables for healthy culinary pleasures, the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer conjures up delicious vegetable spirals in almost no time at all. It turns zucchinis, carrots, radishes, beetroots, cucumbers, kohlrabis, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, apples and many more fruits/vegetables into eye-catchers on every plate, and add plenty of colors and textures to otherwise boring dishes.

No matter whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, raw foodist, or just looking for an easy way to add more vegetables into your diet, the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer has what you need to make your goal a reality.

When you buy the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer, you are fully covered by this important guarantee...


When you buy a Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer today you will also get an exlusive collection of 20 healthy, tasty spiral slicer recipes that can be used with your spiralizer right away.

What Makes It Unique

The Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer is perfect for quickly producing long vegetable strands for low carb, healthy vegetable meals.

Cutting veggies into spirals is now as easy as turning a handle. With 4 cutting widths, and the capacity to spiralize bigger vegetables, this is a highly versatile tool for making long noodle-like strands out of most hard vegetables. It also keeps hands protected, and catches the sliced foods in the base container.

Making restaurant-style, professional-looking garnishes, apple chips, curly fries, onion rings, potato nests, elegant salads, vegetable pizza toppings is now possible with the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer. It can do all that, and so much more.

* Perfect for making long veg strands for low carb, healthy veg meals quickly
* Turn almost any firm vegetable into fine spaghetti-like strands or incredibly thin, long ribbons
* Make professional-looking garnishes, apple chips, curly fries, onion rings, potato nests, elegant salads, vegetable pizza toppings, and so much more
* Highly versatile thanks to the 4 blade modes for endless veg/fruit creations. The two high quality, ultra sharp stainless steel blades work hand in hand to make this spiral slicer highly efficient at making endless spiral slices
* Vegetables can also be turned into thin, uniform slices, julienne strips by adding cuts prior to slicing
* Minimum vegetable wastage. It leaves only a small vegetable disc in the tines of the turning vegetable holder
* Made from top quality, 100% BPA-free, food-safe, durable reinforced ABS plastic
* Non-electric, ideal for emergencies and camping
* Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Use the included cleaning brush to keep it in tip top condition
* Use the included vegetable container with non-slip base to securely catch the resulting vegetable spirals, or without it to produce spiralized vegetables directly over pots and pans
* Turn the base container into a storage container with the included aroma-protection lid
* Safe to operate with an enclosed cutter. There is no risk of finger injuries
* Compact, easy to disassemble and carried along when traveling
* Works on any surface (as opposed to spiralizers with suction feet that need a flat surface to operate)
* Easy quick-start guide with our demo videos, detailed assembly and operating manuals
* Bonus Brieftons Spiral Slicer Recipe EBook and free ongoing recipe updates

Whether it is making garnishes to turn your dinner platter into a gourmet delight, preparing the most beautiful salads to wow your guests, making a healthy raw food pasta, or giving your family healthy and fresh potato chips, you can do it all.

Cassandra's Review-  I really enjoy this product.  I want to own everything that Brieftons manufactures.  I can only imagine how great the other products are.  OK now back to the Spiral Slicer, My kids adore the french fries that I can create using this.  You can make all kinds of things from stir fry to beautiful fruit salads and I like to use mine to make orange juice. It is designed for easy cleaning but you must watch your fingers because it is sharp around the slicer.   If your like me and want to use as much of the produce as possible without waste, this product is also good for that. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

DBGallery Digital Photo Software Review and Giveaway

DBGallery is software for managing digital photo collections.

Ideal for those with a large image collection, DBGallery lets you manage, organize, find and share with ease. DBGallery image management: the superior solution for extracting the full value out of your image collection.

DBGallery has 2 flavors: Personal and Enterprise (multi-user shared photo collection).

Is there a place for a good "What is DBGallery" description?
A document was recently written to answer that question: What is DBGallery?
Is there a place which explains all the fields DBGallery supports?
Yes. has an excellent guide: DBGallery supports the standard IPTC/XMP metadata fields, hence their field descriptions match DBGallery's.
Does DBGallery work with DropBox?
Yes. Using DropBox, or similiar such tools such as SugarSync, you can store all your images in the cloud (i.e. in your DropBox). This is a great way to share images with others using DBGallery, where everyone who shares a DropBox sees shared photos in their instance of DBGallery. Each time any person adds images or updates data on their system, it gets sync'd with the DBGallery on all other computers!
Using DropBox is a great way to use the internet as the location of DBGallery's shared photo collection.
UPDATE: There is now a DBGallery YouTube Channel video on sharing images with DBGallery and DropBox:

After posting this video it's been asked if DBGallery works with SugarSync. It does! There is basically no difference in DBGallery itself as to whether it's working with DropBox or SugarSync folders. I.e. Both work equally as well from DBGallery's perspective.
Can read-only permissions be set in DBGallery?
Yes! Version 5.0 now supports permissions, including the setup of users with read-only access. Learn more here.

Which image file formats does DBGallery support?
The following image formats are supported. If a format you require support for isn't listed here please let us know at Adding new formats is often just a matter of knowing they're required!
Adobe Digital NeGative (.DNG)
Adobe Illustrator Artwork (.AI)
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe PICT
Canon Raw
Casio Digital Camera
Commodore-Amiga IFF
Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (.CALS)
Digital Picture Exchange Format (.DPX)
Eastman Kodak Photo-CD
Encapsulated PostScript (.EPS)
Epson ERF
FAX Formats
Foveon X3F
FujiFilm RAF
GIMP's eXperimental Computing Facility (.Xcf)
Graphics Interchange Format (.GIF)
Joint Photographics Experts Group (.JPEG)
JPEG 2000
Kodak Digital Camera
Kodak Professional Digital Camera
LaserData LaserView
Leica Digilux 2 RAW
Microsoft HD Photo
Minolta MRW
Nikon NEF
Olympus ORF
Paint Shop Pro Image
Panasonic RAW
Pentax PEF
Portable Bitmap
Portable Greymap
Portable Network Graphics (.PNG)
Portable Pixelmap
Psion MultiBitMap
Radiance Picture File Format
Raw Format
Seattle FilmWorks
SGI Image File Format
Sony Raw
Sony Digital Camera Format (.PMP)
Sun Raster
Tagged Interchange File Format (.TIFF)
Truevision TARGA
Windows Icon
Windows Metafile
X Bitmap
X PixMap
X Windows Dump
Audio Files
Video - QuickTime
Sorenson MOV
Can Linux be used as the server for photos?
Yes. The only stipulation is that the tool used to drop the photo directories onto DBGallery, such as Windows Explorer, uses backslashes ( \ ) instead of forward slashes ( / ).
Can multiple users share DBGallery's database?
Yes. DBGallery has a multi-user client/server version. This version allows the client (DBGallery), the database(MySql), and the photo files to all reside on seperate computers. This works due to DBGallery's multi-tier architecture. There is a video on this as well as more detail on the Enterprise page.
Which file formats does DBGallery write data to?
The following are supported for writing of IPTC/XMP data directly to the file. (Note: all formats can have IPTC/XMP data written to the database (for searching and all other DBGallery funcationality), but not necessarily to the image file itself. That full list of supported formats can be viewed here.)
Photo Files
Most Camera RAW Formats
DNG (Digital Negative)
GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)
JPEG 2000
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
AI (Adobe Illustrator Artwork)
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript)
Please Note: For audio, video, and pdf files, not all files belonging to each extension can be written to. Various factors come into play for these file types, such as version, codec, etc.
Audio Files
Video - QuickTime
Sorenson MOV

Cassandra's review-  Excellent software. It was kind of hard for me to figure it out at first. Actually I am still learning.  I think when I get the hang of it this will be a great addition to my photo storing needs.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit - 3 Real Dino Fossils and T-Rex Skeleton! Review

Company description

 This is the perfect science kit for any dinosaur enthusiast! Our Ultimate Dinosaur Dig kit contains 3 genuine dinosaur fossils which have been buried inside a dinosaur themed digging brick. First your young paleontologist will uncover a genuine dinosaur tooth, dinosaur bone, and dino poop fossils (yes, they will get all 3 genuine specimens in this kit!). Digging tools, brush, and magnifying glass are all included in this kit. Plus, they will also uncover a complete dinosaur skeleton which they will need to assemble into a desktop T-Rex figurine. Our full-color guide book was written by teachers and is filled with awesome science facts about dinosaurs and fascinating information about the real dinosaur fossil specimens that they will uncover in this kit. Finally, we’ve also included an activity booklet, with 10 additional games, challenges, and puzzles to solve. There’s a reason why this dinosaur dig kit is the called the Ultimate Dino Dig---it’s because there is no other dinosaur product on the market that even comes close to offering the dino experience that you’ll find here!

AWARDS WON: Academics' Choice - Brain Toy Award 2013, Preferred Choice Award - Creative Child Magazine 2013 and Brain Child Toy Award - Tillywig Toy Awards 2013

Cassandra's Review-  The kit is made for really little kids but not under 3 years of age.    I am not sure why the kit contained Dino Poop for a fossil as the kids thought that was really disgusting and nobody wanted to touch it.  As most of my loyal reader family knows, my children range in ages and some have special needs, with that said it took about  two hours of everyone trying to share and do this with as much care as possible.  I do not think the average kid is going to sit and take care to do this project, so make sure you buy based on your kids activity level otherwise you might end up with a mess.  I guess my family would try other kits, however we would not pay for them out of pocket as they are just a little to small for us and not much of a challenge.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.