Saturday, April 25, 2015

I See Me Growth Chart Giveaway

  I received to review a VERY adorable Personalized Growth chart for my grandson from I see Me. I chose the "On The Go" Personalized Growth Chart since my grandson is into cars and well pretty much anything that has wheels on it! I must say I was very impressed with just how well made this chart was. It is not made of cheap plastic or thin paper...nooo way! This chart is made of a very nice vinyl like material. I SEE ME GROWTH CHART It will hold up VERY well as the years pass. Simple to write on. I also like the the fact that not only does it have his name on the top, but if you look at each vehicle on the chart, all of them but one has his name on it as well. I SEE ME GROWTH CHARTI SEE ME GROWTH CHART I SEE ME GROWTH CHART I am planning on writing his very first notch in June a day before his 2nd birthday (he does not hold still enough to do it before lol) and then again every year the night before his birthday I plan to measure him and see how much he has grown for that year. If you are not yet ready to actually write on the chart. You an do the same as me..I took and pinned it onto his wall as a decoration (his room is done in cars). i see me growth chart This item makes a great keepsake that I will keep forever! Growth chart not really your cup of tea?? No worries..I See Me has a large range of different items just waiting for you to personalize. Like story books, board books, puzzles, coloring books, place-mats, gift sets, stickers, and lunchboxes. A few of my favorites are: For Dante (my grandson) I would choose Cars & Vehicles Personalized Lunch Box and for Lyllian (my granddaughter) i would choose Prima Ballerinas Personalized Lunch Box One of my other favorite items that I See Me carry is the place-mats (LOVE the Xmas one buut on a normal day i would choose) For Dante's side of the table I would get the Cars & Vehicles Personalized Placemat and for Lyllian I would choose the Prima Ballerinas Personalized Placemat I See Me has quality products and they WILL be the website that I will go to for my next personalization need! LOVE the growth chart that I have featured here..GOOD news!! On lucky reader is going to win one! Just enter below! GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!  

Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract Review and Giveaway #NMVspring

Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
A favorite of pastry chefs around the world, Tahitian vanilla features a floral, fruity, cherry-like flavor. This vanilla is very susceptible to heat, making our exclusive cold extraction process a necessity in preserving its more than 300 flavor compounds. Use our Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract to effortlessly add delicious, delicate vanilla flavor to such cold dishes as refrigerated and frozen desserts, pastry creams, fruit pies and sauces, smoothies, shakes, puddings and custards.

One tablespoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to one vanilla bean.

Following are some tips and tricks for creating the perfect drink at home:

Use frozen fruit or juices in lieu of ice cubes to keep beverages from getting watered down.
Instead of using simple syrup to sweeten your drink, use a spoonful of marmalade or jam to add a fruity flavor along with sweetness.

Turn to punches or pitcher-style drinks for large parties. They are easy to mix ahead of time and ensure that you will spend the evening socializing with your guests instead of tending bar.

For mixed drinks, keep additional soda, sparkling water or juice on hand to make alcohol-free versions for children or adults not imbibing.

This Lemon Lime Raspberry Twist recipe from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the ideal springtime cocktail. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract and Pure Lemon Extract highlight the fresh flavors of raspberries and lime juice for a drink that is as refreshing as it is beautiful. Replace the v****a with an additional ounce of lemon sparkling water for a mocktail that anyone can enjoy.

Lemon-Vanilla Simple Syrup
(½ Cup)

¾ cup water
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract

In a small saucepan, add water, sugar and lemon extract; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until syrup reduces, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat. After syrup has cooled, add vanilla extract and stir. Refrigerate unused syrup in an airtight container.

Lemon Lime Raspberry Twist
(Serves 1)

6 fresh raspberries
½ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce Lemon-Vanilla Simple Syrup
2 ounces organic lemon sparkling water
lime twist
2 frozen raspberries
orange wedge

In a cocktail shaker, muddle fresh raspberries, lime juice and Lemon-Vanilla Simple Syrup. Add v***a and sparkling water; shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Drop lime twist and frozen raspberries into glass. Top with a freshly squeezed orange wedge.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- The taste is very good and the scent is pure. I can use less than one tablespoon and get great results.

The giveaway ends May 10 th 2015.

Mpow iSnap X Selfie Stick Giveaway

 #MpowCoupon Up to $4 OFF Mpow iSnap X Selfie Stick.(Blank,Blue,Pink  colors).Enter Code:LK35FSFH 

Product description.
Portability: Enjoy multi-angle/group photo-taking with the most mini selfie stick (Min: 18cm , Max : 81cm)in 2015, grab and hold it, put it in your bags or pockets, and take it to everywhere.
User-friendly design: No need to install the selfie stick anymore compared with previous version, just turn on your Mpow iSnap X, match it with your phone ,and then snap !
Compatibility: IOS/ Most Android smartphones
Stability: U-shape clamp provides enough friction for your phone, keep it tightly and prevent unexpected falling. It also has a extra wrist strap

One-piece Design, More Portable

This latest Bluetooth Self-portrait Monopod, Mpow iSnap X, features the one-piece design, no bother to install the product piece by piece. And this product is the most mini selfie stick in the market, which makes it pretty convenient and portable to be incorporated in your bags or even pocket!
U-shape Clamp, Smaller and Tighter

The ingenious U-shape clamp design brings more advantages to its users. First¡ê?this U-shape clamp makes itself smaller ,does not take much space. Second, this rotatable U-shape clamp can just roll over and let the stick in the U space ,which makes the stick look even more tiny and shorter. Another point is that the protective silicone material of the clamp enhance its surface friction, this ,will help clamp your phones more tightly.
One Short Click to Snap Your Picture

When you want to snap your picture, just click the camera button shortly and lightly ,you will feel a strong feedback force, and this will brings a good using experience to you.
Perfect Holding Feeling

The exquisite handlebar of the selfie stick gives you a perfect holding feeling due to its matte surface. When holding in hand, you feel soft in hard, while clingy as well,so the monopod won?¡¥t fall off your hand.
IOS/Android Compatible

It matches most IOS/Android phones, so you do not need to worry about the no connecting thing.

I received complimentary product. Giveaway Ends May 9 th, 2015

Belli Skin Care Products Review

Belli Skincare is a pampering skin care line deal for pregnant and nursing moms, and beyond, as it’s completely safe for all women and allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances and phthalates and paraben preservatives.
Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream
Specially formulated to decrease the appearance of existing stretchmarks of any age, regardless of the cause.
• Features darutoside and registril, ingredients scientifically reported to:

-- visibly reduce the appearance of stretch mark depth by up to 72%•
-- visibly reduce the appearance of stretch mark length by up to 52%•

• Avocado oil helps soften and moisturize

• Includes ginseng to help even out skin tone

• Research studies conducted by Phybiotex Labs, Sederma Group, France, 1997. Data on file.

Prep with Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub for best results.

INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (and) Rutin (and) Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 (and) Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Water - (aka Regestril), Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Darutoside, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caffeine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Ginseng/Eleutherol) Root Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate
Belli Elasticity Belly Oil
Maintains the look of smooth, healthy skin with scientifically researched ingredients• including Vitamin E and Gotu Kola that help prepare skin for stretching.
• A luxurious blend of pure plant extracts that nourishes and moisturizes to help skin stretch without damage

• Cocoa butter provides deep, rich moisture

• Lavender and sweet almond oil soothe and calm the senses

• Contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil, both are rich in antioxidants

• Used in fine spas as a pre-natal massage oil

• Mallol J, Costa D, Belda M, Sola M. Prophylaxis of striae gravidarum with a topical formulation-- a double blind study. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 1991,13(51-57).

Follow with Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion for best results.

INGREDIENTS: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil), Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola Extract)

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra' Review-  stretchmarks are so noticeable and a real pain during the beach months.  My teens actually suffer quite a bit more as their bodies grow and form.  For me as a mom, I do not want to go out with the kids wearing shorts or a belly revealing swimsuit because of all the disgusting stretch marks and scars on my body, so finding a good product or two that works is always a great thing.   While the Belli products do smell great and absorb nicely without leaving a film or residue when dried, I do not see a huge improvement. Of course I do not expect it to be a miracle cure, I do hope that with more use it will at least show some results.  Also with these products I notice that you should pair them with other products in the line for best results and performance and I would really like to have one product that works without boosting it with more, as this can get kind of pricey. 

REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive Review


As found on website:

Abyssinian: The Key ingredient in REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive. From the crambe abyssinica plant native to central Africa, it’s a rare and unique combination of fatty acids prized for their ability to do everything from mimic the effects of silicon for unbeatable shine; lubricate the hair deep into the follicle; and protect and coat each strand.

Baobab: The renowned baobab trees have grown for centuries in the arid climates of India and Africa, and its exotic oil from the tree’s seeds are rich in antioxidant-rich palmitic acid and Vitamin F.

Buriti: The fruit of Africa’s Moriche palm – known as the Tree of Life – is one of the world’s richest sources of beta-carotene, which moisturizes and nourishes.

Camelia: Also known as tea-seed oil, it’s ultra-hydrating oil responsibly harvested from China that cleans the scalp and pampered dry stands thanks to its abundance of Vitamin E and polyphenols.

Carrot Seed: Specially sourced from the mountains of Switzerland, it’s rich in Vitamin A to condition the scalp, plus Alpha Linolenic Acid for anti-inflammatory protection.

Monoi: Selectively sourced from the warm tropics of Tahiti, it’s a restorative oil rich in Omega 3 and fatty acids to heal damage and promote growth from the root.

Meadowfoam: This oil is sourced right from the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Named for its flowers’ resemblance to white foam on the ocean, meadowfoam oil is another outstanding source of Omega 9 fatty acids for shine and sheen.

Moringa: Ancient Egyptians prized Moringa Oil for its nourishing properties, thanks to antioxidants and Vitamin E, which help combat skin fatigue, plus clean and purify the scalp.

 The patent-pending formula of naturally based ingredients seeps hair in incredible moisture, reducing dry and brittle texture to deliver new life and hydration to every strand. The exclusive blend of vitamins and minerals combat oxidative stress, along with proactive amino acids to repair and replace essential nutrients that actually help grow longer, fuller, stronger, younger-looking hair in just 90 days! Guaranteed!

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I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- There is no fragrance, but there is a scent although not unpleasant.   The absorption is perfect and does not leave a weighed down oily mess.  When used sparingly this product will last longer and still gives really nice results.  I did not have any skin reactions or rash.  

Dark Spies By Matthew Dunn


Dark Spies 

Title:  Dark Spies:  A Spycatcher Novel

Author: Matthew Dunn

Genre:  Thriller
Publication Date: April 28, 2015 Mass Market Paperback
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper
Pages: 464
List Price: 9.99 USD
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~ Synopsis ~
Intelligence agent Will Cochrane - now on the run from the CIA inside the U.S.--must uncover a diabolical spymaster at the center of an international conspiracy in this thrilling follow up to Slingshot and fourth novel in the series.

Will Cochrane has been called by critics a "ruthless yet noble" (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram), "one-man weapon of mass destruction" (Daily Telegraph), and a brilliant agent from whom "Bond and Bourne could learn a thing or two" (Madison County Herald). But when Will encounters a Russian spymaster--codenamed Antaeus--who is very much alive despite being thought long-dead, Will is thrust into a deadly scheme that points to powerful players deep within the U.S. intelligence community. Will has worked with the CIA for years and knows them all, but now he also knows there’s no one he can really trust.

Will’s orders from Langley are clear: DO NOT TOUCH ANTAEUS. HE IS AN ASSET WITH PROJECT FERRYMAN. But as he watches Antaeus and his men attempt to execute the CIA’s own best agents, Will refuses to stand down and takes his own shot at the spymaster, knowing he will become a wanted man as a result.

Now the only way to save his career—and his life—is to get into the U.S. and uncover the truth about Project Ferryman. Except four deadly Russian assassins are on his trail, along with an elite FBI team controlled by shadowy officials who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets from ever seeing the light of day.

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About the Author
Matthew Dunn

As an MI6 field officer, Matthew Dunn coordinated special operations, and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He was trained in all aspects of intelligence collection, deep-cover deployments, small-arms, explosives, military unarmed combat, surveillance, and infiltration. During his time in MI6, Dunn conducted approximately seventy missions—all of them successful. He lives in England. This is his fourth Spycatcher novel.
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