Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review of Brooklyn Bean Roastery Hot Cocoa Variety Pack {and Giveaway}

Did you know the Brooklyn Bean Roastery offers more than just coffee? They also happen to offer several varieties of cocoaDid you know that studies say chocolate contains chemicals called dopamine and phenyl ethylamine which release certain “pleasure” endorphins to the pleasure centers of the brain. That's why you'll love the Brooklyn Bean Rooastery Hot Cocoa Variety Pack, which contains all six varieties of Brooklyn Bean hot cocoa flavors (Campfire, Milk Chocolate, Mexican, Midnight, Carnival and Peanut Butter Cup) made with real cocoa. They do also contain milk and soy. 



  • Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa:   You can never go wrong when mixing chocolate and peanut butter together in any form. This cocoa has a unique, great tasting flavor with the perfect amount of creamy chocolate with a hint of sweet and savory peanut butter. It will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.  
  • Midnight Hot Cocoa:   This cocoa is full of intense, smooth, rich dark chocolate flavor. It never gets weak and is very satisfying from the first sip to the very last. Every time I order a hot cocoa during a cold football game, I'm given a weak, watered down cup of cocoa so I'm thinking Midnight Hot Cocoa should accompany me in my travel mug to all cold football games from now on.    
  • Mexican Cocoa:  This cocoa definitely has a unique flavor with some added spices. I was afraid it would be too spicy and overbearing and undrinkable but the amount of spice is just right. Cinnamon is the most predominant spice. This reminds me of a seasonal gourmet hot cocoa that you'd find around Christmastime, best enjoyed with family and friends in a festive environment.     
  • Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa:  If you're not in the mood for a flavored hot cocoa, then this Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa is perfect for you. Every last sip is creamy and delicious and will leave you feeling a bit nostalgic. It
  • Hot Cocoa:  If you've ever enjoyed caramel candy or caramel popcorn, then you'll really love this cocoa that combines both of these sweet and salty notes. They are blended together perfectly giving you get a creamy, sweet tasting caramel flavored cocoa with a bit of savory as well. 
  • Campfire Hot Cocoa:   There's nothing like coming in from the cold outdoors and warming up with a cup of hot cocoa topped off with marshmallows. It's always been one of my favorite ways to enjoy cocoa and always gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Campfire Hot Cocoa was able to capture this feeling perfectly by combining delicious milk chocolate with the flavor of sweet toasted marshmallows. It has a wonderful marshmallow flavor, as if you added a pinch of actual marshmallows that then melted in your cup. This was by far my favorite cocoa from the variety pack. 
Overall, I was very happy with this cocoa variety pack with my favorite flavor being Campfire Hot Cocoa. There is a cocoa for everyone. This variety pack is reasonably priced as well. The K-cups work perfectly in my Keurig 2.0 at the office (using a Freedom Clip which overrides the Keurig 2.0 Lock Out Technology) so I'm able to share them with my co-workers who seem to love all the different flavors as well.  

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Review of OraMD {and Giveaway}

Disclosure:  I was sent this product for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.


I was once again given the opportunity to review another product from Trusted Health Products and this time around I was able to review OraMD (The Mouth Doctor). OraMD is the revolutionary, 100% pure and natural liquid toothpaste, mouthwash, and breath freshener containing peppermint oil (potent anti-bacterial properties), spearmint oil (potent anti-inflammatory properties), and and almond oil.  These ingredients create a healthy environment in your mouth by killing the harmful bacteria that lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. OraMD contains no harsh chemicals found in toothpaste and is fluoride-free and alcohol-free. It is vegan and not tested on animals. It is safe and effective for everyone ages 3 and up and is safe for those with braces, veneers, bonds, crowns, fillings, and dentures. It is also manufactured in the USA by Trusted Health Products

It is highly recommended that everyone use OraMD as a toothpaste, mouthwash, and breath freshener as part of a 5 Step Oral Hygiene Program (especially if you have oral health issues), although some people prefer to use it only as a liquid toothpaste. This 5 step program is pretty simple: 


  • Step 1 – Brush twice a day in the morning and evening using 2-5 drops of OraMD on a toothbrush and brush normally. Do not swallow.
  • Step 2 – Floss every evening after brushing – more frequently as needed. Get any food particles out from between teeth.
  • Step 3 – Use OraMD as mouthwash twice a day: morning and evening. Just put 1-2 drops into an ounce of water, swish and gargle. This is important to kill the bacteria in the entire mouth including the back of tongue.
  • Step 4 – Mid-morning, mid-afternoon and as needed: put 1-2 drops on the tip of the tongue to coat the gum line and teeth to kill bacteria and keep breath fresh. Care Instructions: Avoid Eye Contact, Do not swallow, Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Step 5 – Follow the oral hygiene instructions provided by your dentist and hygienist, and have regular dental cleanings and checkups.

My son is 15 years old and I have noticed for quite a while now that he has had terribly bad breath for some reason, despite me making sure he brushes his teeth at least once daily, flosses occasionally, and visits the dentist regularly for cleanings. His bad breath could be due to the fact that he wears braces and just doesn't take care of his teeth as good as he should. Like I said, I try to make sure he brushes at least once a day and flosses occasionally but sometimes as a parent (especially to a teenager) you just have to pick your battles.

I cannot coax my son to follow OraMD's 5 Step Oral Hygiene Program, however, he will use it as a liquid toothpaste and I'm okay with that, especially since I noticed he had fresher breath after the first use. He uses it to brush twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. It said it was pretty potent for the first several uses but he eventually got used to that. Prior to using OraMD, he had extremely bad breath that was noticeable from several feet away, and since he's been using OraMD his breath is always minty fresh, probably because OraMD has interdental access so it gets in between your teeth and those hard to clean areas. I was absolutely stunned by the results, that just a few drops of OraMD were able to alleviate a problem that has been going on for such a long time. We recently ate dinner at Long John Silvers and of course had fish and afterwards I had that awful fish taste in my mouth. I decided to give OraMD a try and just put a couple of drops on my tongue and I was amazed that it killed the awful fish taste in my mouth immediately, leaving me with a fresh, clean feeling mouth. Once again, I was stunned by the results.  

Like I said, I'm okay with my son only using OraMD as a toothpaste. It's still very effective and it's what works best for him and when used as a toothpaste only, one bottle of OraMD will last about 100 days. Here's the breakdown of the cost of using OraMD as a toothpaste versus other brands (pricing based on OraMD Starter Pack - 3 bottles):



OraMD is sold by Trusted Health Products and you can stay connected with them by visiting their website, liking Trusted Health Products on Facebook, and you can also follow them on Twitter.

Attention product review readers! For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have my readers try out OraMD and agreed to send one bottle FREE if my readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports called 1) “The 6 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste” and 2) “Why The FDA Requires A Warning Label On Your Toothpaste.”  That’s a total value of over $40.00.  Click here to get your FREE bottle and FREE reports now.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Review of Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Hearty Chicken Thigh Stew Canned Dog Food

Disclosure:  I was sent this product for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.


Chewy.com recently sent my two dogs, Tyson and Crook, a case of Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Hearty Chicken Thigh Stew Canned Dog Food to try. By nature, dogs crave a diet rich in protein and Merrick Backcountry dog foods just happen to be packed with protein. Their stews offer a taste variety from blends of exotic protein, fresh cut vegetables, and hearty gravy. The Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Hearty Chicken Thigh Stew Canned Dog Food is of course grain free but it's also gluten free. In addition, it contains no corn, wheat, or soy. There are also added vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, niacin, biotin, and thiamine. And if all this wasn't enough already, it's made in the USA. 



I appreciate the fact that no can opener is required to open the cans, which makes it more convenient for me. It looks pretty tasty and has a very nice home cooked aroma to it. Some of the ingredients include real chicken thigh in addition to sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, rosemary, sage, thyme, and more with an ample amount of gravy. The chicken thigh contains a bone and at first you might not like the idea of this, especially if you don't allow your dog to have bones, but due to the special slow cooking process this bone is actually soft and safe for your dog to eat. Every can that I have given my dogs has contained at least one chicken thigh. My dogs seem to really love the Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Hearty Chicken Thigh Stew Canned Dog Food and they seem to digest it well. You can tell that Merrick has a real love for pets and definitely has their well-being in mind and as a pet owner I'm proud to feed 'my boys' Merrick Backcountry Grain Free canned dog food




Merrick Backcountry Grain Free canned dog food and other Merrick pet products are available at Chewy.com.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review of Fango Active Mineral Micellar Cleansing Water & Radiance Facial Oil

Disclosure:  I was sent these products for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.


I have two more reasons to love Borghese and the Fango line and those reasons are Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil and Fango Active Miner Micellar Cleansing Water. 

The Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil is a blend of botanical oils that features Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Grape Seed Oils that hydrate and protect. It also contains derivatives of Vitamins C, E, and A and polyphenols, all of which are rich in antioxidants. It's easy to apply with the dropper. This facial oil is not greasy. It absorbs quickly and feels very light on my skin. It's very gentle on my sensitive skin and gives it a nice, healthy glow. My skin feels very hydrated, soft, and rejuvenated afterwards. One of my favorite benefits of the Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil is that is helps to nourish and restore lipid loss due to aging and environmental damage. This facial oil doesn't have a scent to it. I don't mind using facial oils with scents but I know some would prefer something scent free so this would be perfect for them. 

The Fango Active Miner Micellar Cleansing Water is a mineral-rich solution that cleanses with no rinsing required. It's very easy to apply and comes in a modernly designed bottle. It's infused with ingredients such as Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Grape Seed Oils that calm and nourish the skin. Phospholipids and Hyaluronic Acid soothe and moisturize, leaving skin feeling fresh and soft, without stripping or drying it. Using Micellar technology, these gentle micro-particles act like a magnet to trap impurities, effectively and naturally cleansing skin while decongesting pores. It is paraben-free and fragrance free so it's very gentle on my sensitive skin. It leaves my skin feeling very clean afterwards. It works great as a makeup remover as well. 

Both of these products from Borghese's Fango line are amazing. They are a great way to pamper your skin each morning, midday, and/or before bedtime.  

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Celebrate the 4th of July With MADiL Flip Flops



Independence Day, commonly known as the 4th of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Now that you've had your mini history lesson for the day, you probably already know that the 4th of July is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, picnics/barbecues, carnivals/fairs, family reunions, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies....and don't forget the colors red, white, and blue everywhere.  

On this day, you'll probably see more people wearing red, white, and blue than any other day of the year. You'll see plenty of red, white, and blue T-shirts, hats, and even shorts and mothers of little girls will don them in red, white, and blue tulle tutus with matching ribbons in their hair. But what about footwear? Why can't it be red, white, and blue also?


MADiL can fix this dilemma and help you celebrate the USA in patriotic fashion with their USA Combo, which includes a pair of white flip flops (includes 4 gray bands and MADiL's signature "M" charm) 2 red bands, 2 navy bands, and 1 USA flag charm, for only $12.99. Additional colored bands and charms can be purchased separately, such as the Star charm or the Sparkle Charms Set, and you can customize your flip flops however you like.


And as always, MADiL will donate $1 for every pair of flip flops purchased to help fund cleft repair surgeries for children worldwide.


So show your patriotic side this 4th of July and purchase a pair of flip flops at MADiL and help make a difference in life by helping fund a cleft repair surgery for a child in need in the process. 

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Review of Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer And Revitalizer {and Giveaway}

Disclosure:  I was sent this product for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.



I've already reviewed Amazingly Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer and now I've been given the opportunity to try out Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer. Did you know that your skin is your body's largest organ? Well it is and it craves pure nourishing ingredients that help it to maintain a healthy youthful glow, smoothness, elasticity, and resistance to wrinkles and damage. I try my very best to take excellent care of my skin and only use products that are good for it. Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer contains no preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, fragrances, GMO's, dyes or additives of any kind. The only ingredients include 100% pure botanical oils of orange, almond, lime, lemon, olive, and avocado. 


In my opinion, it seems to me that orange is the predominant scent. The scent is very natural and I think it smells fantastic by the way. It's easy to apply and feels great on my skin. It seems to moisturize deep down and quickly without making it feel greasy. I like using it after I shower as it makes my skin feel rejuvenated but I also like using it in the morning time as well because of the nice warm, healthy, sun kissed glow it gives my skin. It has also done a great job at smoothing out the rough, scaly patch of skin on one of my elbows, which no other product has seemed to be able to do. 

I love how beautiful Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer makes my skin look and feel. My skin always feels soft and moisturized with a healthy glow. It just feels plain good. It truly is an amazing product. Did you know it can also be used as an underarm deodorant and can decrease the appearance of spider veins and blemishes too? Amazing right! 

Amazingly Beautiful products are sold by Trusted Health Products and you can stay connected with them by visiting their website, liking Trusted Health Products on Facebook, and you can also follow them on Twitter.

Attention product review readers! For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have my readers try out Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer And Revitalizer and agreed to send one bottle FREE if my readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!

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