Monday, October 20, 2014

Fast Acting Advil

 
 
 
Advil has come out with new fast acting pain reliever/fever reducer. I personally suffer with frequent headaches, migraines and occasional back pain so this is something I was liking to try. The moment you start to feel the need for a quick relief before the pain gets worse is the right time to choose Advil. A recent morning I woke up with a headache and after taking 2 tablets with a glass of water I started to feel some relief almost instant. Unlike when I take Aleve which the effects take a while to soothe the pain. This is just what I needed to finish getting ready as I headed out for work!
 
So what exactly makes this work faster than before? This time Advil adds a new formula with a core of ibuprofen sodium. With the new film-coated and advanced formula, this new tablet can be absorbed into the body faster. Pretty effective!  Also there is no worry of taking too much sodium to cause any harmful effects. As long as you do not take over the maximum number of tablets (which is 6) the sodium intake is only 132 mg.
 
This fast acting Advil is great to take if you suffer from aches & pains due to: headache, toothache, backache, menstrual cramps, the common cold, muscular aches, minor pain of arthritis, temporary reduces fever. I've heard positive feedback from others I know who have tried this new product. Recommended! (Please read all warnings as caution if you have ever experienced any health conditions or are pregnant)
 
Other Advil products will remain in stores if you still want to pick up their other selections.
 
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Skintimate Shaving Gel

 
 "Smooth legs are happy legs!"

 
Introducing NEW Skintimate moisturizing shave gel with mandarin burst. Available with a value size of 20% more.
 
 
I have tried shaving products in the past and after experiencing embarrassing nicks and clogged razors I have since went to using basic body wash. Afterwards I would apply lotion for the soft feeling. I have so for the past 2 years. With the Skintimate saving gel it does all that and more. I have always been hesitant when trying new products since my skin is so sensitive, but I feel the nourishment and care it provides.
 
Make shaving a lathering experience. The gel applies with ease and you simply shave and rise. There is a wonderful blend of fresh mandarin, lemon and lime. LOVING this scent. Includes Vitamin E and Olive Butter making your skin feel soft and moisturized. Feel confident with razor protection as it prevents razor rash or other embarrassing nicks. Nurture your skin with the 6 provided moisturizers leaving the feeling like you just applied lotion (one less step for me!). My skin is sensitive so I really benefit with every use.

I recommend this product to all the ladies out there especially if you experience dry skin. Skintimate cans are inexpensive, worth the buy.



(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Cottonelle's Summer Clean Care

 
"Experience that summertime clean!"
 
 
 
One of the most popular places people love to visit during this nice sunshine weather is, without question, the beach! Cottonelle comes to the rescue with Cottonelle Fresh Care flushable cleaning cloths. For many obvious reasons, this will become very useful. Flushable Cleaning Cloths break up after flushing so no worries about future backups. This fact does not apply to some of their competitor brands. With these cloths on-the-go experience no embarrassing trips to stalls without toilet paper. 
 
The cleaning cloths will also help you cool off in the heat too. It contains aloe and vitamin E. Also, cloths are alcohol-free!
 
 
I know us ladies have enough products in our purse/totes but these wipes come in neat thin packaging. It will definitely come in handy. A must have for this summer!
 
Trust Cottonelle toilet paper with their cloth-like feel. Compared to other brands this one is preferred in my house. Now in 4 double rolls = 8 regular rolls!
 
 
Also available is the Cottonelle Fresh Care flushable cleaning cloths dispenser. Not only in travel size but in a larger quantity. Pick up one today and get creative. The dispenser is your canvas :)
 
'Like' Cottonelle on Facebook. They offer printable coupons!
 
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale

 
"Modern & chic, the design is an elegant piece for your kitchen."
 
 
 
This Ozeri Digital Kitchen Scale is ready to use straight out of the box. Its a user friendly piece that even greets you with "Hi User", which was a nice touch. Its made with Tempered glass which means its about four times stronger than an ordinary glass piece. It will not break into sharp shards if it should ever fall (Whew, that's a scary image). Crafted with safety in mind! I've never owned a digital scale before and I was surprised how nice this one looked in person. Loving the 'mirror' styled effect this device gives off. 
 
 
I recently used this scale to make quarter pound burgers for my Burger Bash party. The numbers are large and easy to read on the LCD screen once you place your food on the scale. You have grams & ounce weight selections. There are only two touch buttons. Using this scale is made simple. Included are 4 AAA batteries. The scale will read 'Lo' when the batteries will need to be replaced. Replacing batteries is made easy with no screwdriver required access.
 
A neat feature that this scale provides is the Tare feature. If your using a bowl or plate you can actually subtract the weight to determine the ingredients being weighted. The capacity of this scale is 5000g/176oz/11lbs. That's more than enough max weight for the average family meal.
 
I have so many recipes to try now that I have my new Ozeri Digital Scale! My husband recently went on a diet plan so he is excited about using this scale to portion his meals too! I highly recommend. 5/5

You can purchase this scale on sale for $34.95 on Amazon.
Be sure to"'Like" Ozeri on Facebook!
 
Remember to keep electronics away from the scale that can cause electromagnetic interference such as cell phones :)
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Ozeri for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

McCormick Grill Mates Burger Bash

"Happy Grillin' with McCormick Grill Mates!"
 
 
Its that time of the year again.  Nice summer sun, fun water activities, and a great time to socialize while eating tasty foods. So bring out your grills (in my case I need to buy a new one :) ) Time to get our grill on!
 
One of my favorite types of foods to grill are burgers so I was super excited to try out these 3 selective seasonings and spices to create three types of burgers. The Grill Mates Classic Burger, Applewood BBQ Burger, and Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger.
 
 
Included was extra steak sauces & spices to create Grill Mates steaks which I will definitely have to try out another weekend!
 
 
First we had to prepare the meat mixture. Simply mix 1lb of ground beef and Seasoning Mix until well blended. Shape into patties. For the Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger you need to heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Set side.
 
I made 4 patties of the Applewood BBQ Burger.
 
 
I made 3 patties of the Mushroom & Onion Burger.

 
I knew this one would be a hit with the kiddos so I made 6 patties of the Grill Mates Classic Burger.

 
The meats are prepared so now the fun part... Now to get my flippin' on!
 
 
Looking good, almost done...
 
 
Of course cooking burgers is not complete until you combo them with potato fries! Also added Mac & Cheese as a side too!
 
 
With the added cheese, pickles, lettuce, & ketchup. Now its time to eat!
 
Everyone loved the Classic Burger. It was full of flavor. You could taste the seasoning with every bite! Another hit was the Applewood Burger. I personally loved this one. Great blend of spices and sweetness. The Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger was good as well I do not prefer mushrooms & onions so the men enjoyed this one.
No left overs, it was all gone in a flash and the kids were back at playing :)
 
Simply easy to make and I will be using McCormick Grill Mates again in the near future! There are more recipes from McCormick Grill Mates to try out.
 
How often do you grill in the summertime?
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)
 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Cat: Litter Genie

 
"Easy to use and makes litter box cleaning simpler."
 
 
Recently I took in another cat from a relative who was moving into an apartment. So I welcomed little one-year-old Lu-Lu into a family of three other cats. Of course I was expecting the territorial "What are you doing in my house" perspective from the cats resulting in the occasional hissing. What I wasn't expecting is how much of a difference it would cause for the litter box. I know you should have multiple litter boxes with multiple cats but I like to stick to one messy box to clean. Cleaning out the litter box can be such a chore it seems. I researched a bit on toilet training (now THAT would be so much easier and a money saver in the long run) but it didn't pan out too well. My cats prefer the old fashioned digging their paws in the litter (while flinging surprises outside the box too) and leaving their business to clean up afterwards. 
Now what else can I try...
 
Crowdtap offered me a great opportunity to sample the Litter Genie. Just what I needed! Upon arrival and taking it out of the box my husband asked "Are we having a baby?"
The design does seem to work similar to the Diaper Genie. Both having the same purpose: easily disposable and to prevent smelly odors.
 
 
 The Litter Genie is a plastic compact pail that stands at 9.5" in length, 8.5" in width, and 17" in height. Here is a helpful demonstrational video on how to set it up. 
 
 
Included with the Litter Genie is one refill, scooper, & scooper holder. The standard refill has 14 ft. of foil. One refill should last two months (based on having one cat) and a new one should be replaced when you see the black line on the film. The refills are $14.99 for a 2-pack at Target (on-line price). If you buy in bulk you can find good deals on Amazon.
 
Here are the steps: Pull the refill's plastic tab and remove the outer rim. (Kind of like how you open liquid drinks.) Pull about one foot of the plastic film out of the refill. Then push down the film through the center of the rim and tie a knot at the bottom. Open the lid and funnel and sit the refill on top of the unit. Pull the handle and push the film through the pail. Close the funnel and close the lid. Now you're all set and ready to go!
 

 
No more grabbing a store bag and having to take it to the garage everyday. Now I can just scoop and close the lid. Simple. And I'm all about making everyday things simple when I have so much to do! When the bag is full and ready to dispose just use cut the bag where the "cutter" tab is located, tie the bag and toss it. Repeat the step to pull the plastic one foot and re-tie the film.
 
Now no embarrassing odors when you have expected or unexpected guests! The Litter Genie is available at stores like Target, Amazon, and Pet Smart to name a few. I recently had a $5 off coupon that I received in the newspaper and if you go to their website www.thelittergenie.com you can share to receive coupons as well.
 
 
 The refill cartridge is recyclable.  Don't forget to recycle :)
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)