Friday, December 19, 2014

Wild Republic Audubon Birds Review + Giveaway

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I love nature colors and items to use around my home when it comes to decor, especially with birds.
When I found the opportunity to review an Audubon Plush Bird, I was happy to participate.
Read ahead to learn more about the Wild Republic Audubon Birds, see my review, and enter to win one of your own!
This Giveaway is open to the USA.

About Wild Republic Audubon Birds:
Wild Republic is proud to continue it’s award-winning line of realistic birds with authentic sound. Licensed by the legendary National Audubon Society, with real bird calls provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, these birds have become one of the hottest collectibles in the toy market. They sell well to both children and adult bird enthusiasts. Each bird is carefully researched, and comes with an educational hang tag that includes information about its appearance, eating habits, habitat maps and sound information. Avid collectors will be delighted that we've introduced a new series, Baby Birds. Join the flock. 

My Review:
Those who know me well, know I prefer nature colors and items in my home for decor.
I also choose those colors and themes with clothing and accessories. One particular thing I love
is birds- even my jewelry box has birds sitting on tree branches etched into it. When I had the opportunity to receive a Audubon Bird to review, I was happy to accept. They have such a large wonderful collection of birds, from ducks, to owls, and even bald eagles.
For this review I received a random bird, and was happy a blue colored bird arrived. (I love blue birds) The bird I received is a "Purple Martin". It arrived quickly and packaged well. Wild Republic's birds are well crafted. Each bird also has a hang tag with some interesting information about the breed you receive.
The best part of the Wild Republic Audubon Birds is the realistic and authentic sound each makes.
With just a little squeeze you can hear your bird's call. This sound is realistic and accurate, not just a typical 'chirp chirp'. When I first tried it out, both of my cats came running in the room looking around with their ears perked. It was pretty funny to watch them looking for a bird. Soon, both of my boys were playing with it and arguing over who's turn it was to press for the sound. It is and has been very much enjoyed in our home, and as of right now is still in my older sons room with his other toys. He has made claim to the bird, and Mommy has given in- for the moment.  :)
As pleased as we all were with our Purple Martin, I started looking through the rest of the Wild Repulblic's Audubon Birds and have seen quite a few that I would be interested in getting. I loved humming birds growing up, and still do- which is one of the reasons I chose a humming bird for the display picture above. All of their birds are detailed to represent each species, and are beautifully made. My father has been a fan of quails since I can remember. Wild Republic carries quails as well, and I'm thinking of getting him one for a Christmas gift. The price range for the Audubon birds vary, but average around $8. Some are a little more, some a little less. These are very affordable gifts for the bird fans in your life, even your young ones who I can definitely say will become an instant fan and steal your bird- so be sure to get 2!

Our bird we received was a HUGE hit in our home. Between myself, the cats, and my boys - we really enjoy our new little friend. My oldest boy (who is 4) definitely enjoys it the most, which is adorable to watch him play with it.These would be a great gift not only for young children, but also for any bird fans in your life- friends and family. Wild Republic has a wide variety of Audubon Birds available, if you have a certain bird in mind that you are looking for, odds are they have it! 

Want to win one for yourself?
Wild Republic is offering their birds to a lucky reader!
You can enter to win by using the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is open to the USA.

All entries will be verified- Please use Rafflecopter to complete your entries, so they are documented! You will find the links for each entry when you click "Do it". Please enter the additional information for verification if needed. If you are selected and the information needed is not there, or can not be verified - YOU WILL NOT WIN, another person will be selected! It is not necessary to leave your email in the comments, Rafflecopter will keep track and give me the winners email for notification.
Winner will have 24 hours to respond. Thanks for participating!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Custom Girly Blue T-Rex

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I have been overwhelmed with finishing Christmas orders these past couple of weeks, and am glad that the rush is over.  :)  One of the recent orders I made was for a girly blue T-Rex with pink eyes. Isn't she pretty? One of her foot pads is personalized with the year embroidered in matching pink thread. I hope the recipient loves her new little friend Christmas morning!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dr Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit Review

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I had the chance to review a teeth whitening system from Dr Song.
This one Hubby was very interested to try, so I let him give it a shot. :)
Read ahead to learn more about Dr Song's Teeth Whitening system, and see how it worked for us.

About Dr Song Medical:
Dr Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities. Dr Song Medical products are made in the USA and is FDA compliant and a provider of professional products.

About Dr Song's Teeth Whitening System:
Dr Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening 44% Carbamide Peroxide Kit

Maximum strength take home teeth whitening kit, the same ones used by dentists, but done in the convenience of your own home! Since this kit contains professional maximum strength whitening gel, it is not reccomended for use if you have sensitive teeth.

• 8 large syringes of whitening gel - good for 50 applications 
• 1 large remineralization gel syringe
• gel applicator brush - for easy application of whitening gel 
• LED Blue Light Accelerator - for acceleration of whitening process 
• moldable teeth trays 

My Review:
I initially was interested in giving Dr Songs teeth whitening kit a try, though once it arrived and my Hubby saw it he asked if he could try it out instead. Being the giving person I am -  :)  I let him try it out. My Husband is a huge coffee drinker, so he deals with battling coffee stains on the teeth. I myself am a huge ice tea drinker, so I have some staining on my teeth as well, though not as dark.
I recently have started the process of Invisalign braces, and while I was at my dentists asked how much it would cost to have my teeth whitened. She told me it would cost just a tad over $200. I know in reality it probably isn't that much for a in clinic one time whitening (which takes an hour), but it still is a huge fee. I guess for something like that you are paying the convenience of having something done in one session with lasting results.
Dr Songs teeth whitening system costs much less, only $34.99. In this whitening system you get 8 syringes of whitening gel which is good for 50 applications. The whitening gel has a shelf life of 12 months after you receive it, so that's a whole year of teeth whitening on hand for a very small fraction of the cost of what it would cost to whiten at the dentist;s office. But how good does it work?
To get started, you need to shape the mouth trays to your teeth. This is easily done by dipping them for a few seconds in boiling water, then pushing them against your teeth to help the tray contour against them. After you have shaped your trays, you can move on to the whitening process.
Using only .5ml of gel for each application, you apply a thin coating to your teeth after they have been brushed and flossed. It is only necessary to apply to the teeth in the front of your mouth since no one can see the backside. once the gel has been applied, place the mouth trays over your teeth and let it set for a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 4 hours. The teeth whitening kit does also come with a LED tray light which can also be used for the 15 minutes to help speed up the result process.
It is very important to be careful when applying the whitening gel to not get it on your gums. Applying too much to the teeth will squish it towards the gums when placing your mouth tray, so be sure to watch the amount applying- the gel can cause irritation and temporary bleaching of the gums.
The professional whitening system isn't recommended for those with sensitive teeth. Dr Song does offer other kits for those who have sensitive teeth, which you can also find at Amazon with all of their other quality products.

So how did it work for the Hubby? He only used it for 15 minutes each session with the LED light.
With his first whitening treatment we both noticed right away that there was less coffee stains. A couple of nights later he tried a second treatment and the results were impressive. There is no doubt that his handsome smile is whiter. He has done a handful of treatments through out the last couple of weeks, nothing consistent- but his teeth are whiter even with all the heavy coffee drinking in between. There is no doubt that this whitening system truly is a professional strength with professional results. I would say the downside is that it will take a few treatments to get the results you want, depending on how much your teeth are stained and discolored. Though, for the cost you can't complain! I'm going to be ordering another for myself, which I can only imagine will have faster results since I don't have years of coffee stains to get rid of   :)

I would recommend this product to anyone who has been considering getting their teeth whitened. Dr Song's Professional Teeth Whitening Kit will not only save you money, but will allow you to whiten at your own pace and time, in your own home. You can't beat that!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tuna Squish Review + Giveaway

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I recently was given the opportunity to try out and review Tuna Squish.
This device sounded very interesting to me and I was curious how well it worked.
Read ahead to learn more about Tuna Squish, see how it worked for me, and enter to win one of your own!
This Giveaway is open to the USA.

About Tuna Squish:
The Tuna Squish let's you open canned tuna without smelling like one! It's a handheld can press that drains the liquid, removes and ejects the lid from canned tuna (and other cans) with minimal human contact. Never touch your tuna!

Simple. Easy. Delicious.

Whether you are a tuna lover, a healthy eater, an athlete or a brainiac you can rest assured, with the Tuna Squish you will never have to touch your tuna again.

My Review:
I'm personally not a fan of sea food. I like a few things like tuna fish, just the mild smelling and tasting fish. I like tuna sandwiches or mixing it with some macaroni and cheese (delicious!). One thing I hate is getting the sea food smell stuck on my fingers, which is way worse when I use tuna in oil rather than water. 
Before having the opportunity to review the Tuna Squish, I hadn't tried a completely hands free presser before. I was very interested in how well it would work with the wonderful concept put into the device.
To use the Tuna Squish, you will first need to open your can of tuna. (This is made for the typical average size of can.) Leaving the lid on, open the Tuna Squish device and rest the can on the bottom platform of the Tuna Squish. Standing over a sink, lower the Tuna Squish and squeeze it closed, pressing the tuna water/oil out. Turn it to it's side to drain in the sink. When opening the Tuna Squish, a magnet in the top press will lift the lid away from the can, so you don't have to dig it out with your fingers. After removing the can of tuna, simply just carry the Tuna Squish to the trash can and press the blue fin trigger to release the tuna can lid in the trash. A very easy way to avoid getting the tuna water and smell stuck on your fingertips!
This device has made it easier and less messy for me to drain the tuna water. I don't know about you, but there have been times when pushing down the lid with my fingertips that the lid has bent and squirted the tuna water out and on my shirt. My cats love those days, me- not to much.  :)  The Tuna Squish presses down evenly and squeezes out all the water without the mess. Not only do you not have to worry about the water squirting of getting on your fingertips, but because of the magnet and release feature to remove the lid, you also don't have to worry about injuries from contact with the sharp lid making this a wonderful tool for your young ones to use. They would probably even have fun with the fish shape!

I think this is a great device to help those who enjoy eating tuna fish, just hate to get the smell stuck on their hands. This would really make a great holiday gift or even stocking stuffer for friends and family members, and at only $9.99 you could get one for you too!

Interested in learning more? Click here to visit Tuna Squish's Website!

Tuna Squish is offering their device to a lucky reader!
You can enter to win by using the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is open to the USA.

All entries will be verified- Please use Rafflecopter to complete your entries, so they are documented! You will find the links for each entry when you click "Do it". Please enter the additional information for verification if needed. If you are selected and the information needed is not there, or can not be verified - YOU WILL NOT WIN,another person will be selected! It is not necessary to leave your email in the comments, Rafflecopter will keep track and give me the winners email for notification.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks for participating!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Busy with Family and Orders

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I wanted to say "Hi" to my readers and followers and apologize for being MIA for a while. Between the Husband returning home from deployment and my busiest time of year with Etsy orders, I haven't had much time to spare. 
I hope everyone is having a great start to their month!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Soniclear Review

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I recently had the opportunity to review the Soniclear brush. I had been wanting to use a 
device like this for a while and after trying it have to say this is probably the best 
cleansing product I have ever used. Read ahead to learn more about the Soniclear 
brush and to see how it worked for me.

About Soniclear:

Stain and odor causing bacteria can grow on brushes when skin cells, makeup and moisture combine with bacteria that cling to bristles between cleansings.

Introducing SONICLEAR, the World's First Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System because cleaner skin begins with a cleaner brush.™ Powerful, yet gentle enough even for sensitive skin, Soniclear micro-massages away dirt and impurities and then protects itself from microbial contamination. Removes makeup 6x better and cleanses 2x better than with hands alone.
Fans of sonic technology range from Lady Gaga to Oprah.  So for improved skin tone, reduced breakouts, better absorption of skincare products and overall better cleansing, meet SONICLEAR ~ your new favorite skin cleansing tool. 
Soniclear includes:
1 Soniclear Device
1 Facial Brush Head with Cover
1 Body Brush Head with Cover
1 Charging Stand
1 Charging Cord

My Review:

For a while now I have seen commercials on TV for other brushes similar to Soniclear. I was debating on purchasing one when I had the opportunity to try out and review Soniclear. When communicating with Michael Todd True Organics they were professional, courteous and also added a personal touch to their customer service by sending us a Christmas Card. The Soniclear brush arrived promptly and was packaged well to protect the product. 
Upon opening the package and reading the instructions I learned that there are two different brushes, one for the face and the other is for the body. Each brush has 3 individual speeds and the Soniclear will detect which brush head is attached. When the body brush is attached it will automatically go into a 3 minute cleansing cycle which is pretty amazing. It is recommended that you have a full day charge before you begin using it. The charging method is rather interesting as it uses magnets. When you rest the handle in the cradle make sure it is facing the right way otherwise it won’t charge, I learned that one from experience ; ). 
The brush features an antimicrobial feature reducing the risk of nasty infections by staying cleaner and fresher longer. Similar facial cleansing systems don't offer this protection. You can also use it in the shower or the bath as it is WATERPROOF.  For me personally, I saw results on the very first use on my face. My first time I used the top speed to remove dirt and debris from my pores. Prior to using this brush, my face had become dry and flaky in some areas, afterwards I noticed a dramatic improvement and my skin appeared fresher after an exfoliating experience that was not harsh. After my second use of the brush, my skin was extremely soft to the touch. 
With continued use, my acne improved with fewer breakouts and I can only imagine that this is because I finally had a cleansing system that got deep down into my pores and got rid of all the debris. I am so happy to have the opportunity to review the Soniclear brush and reap my increased benefits. 

I absolutely love this product. It might sound like a 'pitch' but it is the truth. I have nothing negative to say about this brush or the company. I would definitely recommend the Soniclear brush to not only people with problematic skin, but those who just want to have smoother, cleaner, and improved skin.

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.

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