28 November 2014

..::Product Review::.. Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3



My Review of Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Vitamin D3 is a vitamin that is critical to keeping both phosphorus and calcium in balance and being used properly. Many people do not get adequate vitamin D3 because they do not spend enough time in the sun.


Since this vitamin is so important, you want to look into vitamin D3 supplements to ensure that you are getting enough. Anthony Norman, MD, in a recent article in Endocrine Today, stated “it is now widely appreciated by vitamin D scientists that 50% of people in North America and Western Europe are vitamin D insufficient. Given that two-thirds of the people are vitamin D-insufficient or deficient. It is clear that merely eating vitamin D-rich foods is not adequate to solve the problem for most adults."

Review…


I was a sent a bottle of 120 Vitamin D3 softgels from Nature's True Medicine to review.  
The price for this bottle is $14.99, and it ships free with Amazon Prime.

Packaging & Presentation of Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3

The bottle stands approximately 3" tall.  It was shipped to me wrapped in protective bubbles, and there was no damage to the bottle when I received it.  The front of the bottle labels the product, and gives imperative information such as, '2,000 IU, GMO-free, 120 ct'




On one side of the label you can find detailed supplement facts, ingredients (both of the supplement and the shell), and company contact information.




On the other side, the label describes the recommended usage, warnings associated with the product, and that there are NO artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, sugar, starch, milk, lactose, gluten, wheat, yeast, fish, or sodium.


The bottom of the bottle has the lot number and the expiration date printed on it.


The bottle is sealed with a plastic safety seal.  There is a small perforated strip for easy opening.

My Personal Experience with Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3

Until recently, I never really knew that Vitamin D3 was so important.  It's crazy to read that so many people are deficient in the vitamin.  

If you are deficient, you will notice some symptoms.

 + General aches & pains
+ Fatigue
+ Weakness
+ Bone Pain
+ Frequent Infections

The first thing I did was open the outer safety seal, and unscrewed the cap.  At this point, I was then presented with yet another safety seal.  To me, this is important.  I want to know that the supplements that I take are protected.


When I opened the seal, I found lots of little gel capsules.  They are a little golden looking, and they are tiny.


Here is the size relative to a quarter.


Pros of Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3
  • You only have to take one softgel per day.
  • This is a high dosage, it's more D3 than its competitors.
  • There are 120 softgels, this bottle will last you a long time. 
  • They are easy to swallow and do not have a taste.

    Cons of Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3
    • This product does contain gelatin (not vegetarian).
          Summary

          It takes a while to build your D3 up, so the effects are not immediate.  What I do want to focus on is the quality of this particular brand.  They give you a lot of capsules for your money.  The bottle is protected with two safety seals.  I feel like I am pretty deficient in D3 myself, so I'm looking forward to increasing my amount.

          Are you wanting to try Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

          CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


          For further information, please visit Nature's True Medicine on:

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

          27 November 2014

          ..::Product Review::.. Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum



          My Review of the Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum

          What is it exactly?

               From the website. . .
          "Unwrap your youth.  Rewind the power of time with minimal efforts for maximum results.  Sweetsation Therapy’s philosophy is to create an individualized beauty strategy that answers your every need or desire.  Bio’Sensiya MultiVitamin Night Time Serum is the key to this philosophy and essential step to always youthful new you.  We have combined the most advanced high performance natural beauty elements and vitamins, in a quest to create a Super product that maintains young healthy skin cells.  Bio'Sensiya Night Serum is an advanced step in skin care to address all signs of aging at the same time. Appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin is diminished overtime while firmness and elasticity are enhanced and supported.  It's a potent sophisticated serum your skin and you will love."

          Review…


          I was a sent a 1.2 fl oz bottle of the Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum from Sweetsation Therapy to review.  
          The price for this bottle is $32.00, plus shipping from Amazon.

          You can also find it on the Sweetsation Therapy website, along with a multitude of other products.

          Packaging & Presentation of the 
          Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum

          The bottle stands approximately 4.5" tall.  The bottle has a bright orange label and a chrome cap.




          The safety seal covers the entire bottle, and it has an 'easy tear' perforated strip.


          The ingredients list is located on the right side of the label.


          On the left side of the label is where you can find the usage directions.


          This bottle uses a pump in order to dispense the serum.


          The expiration date is printed on a label located on the bottom of the bottle.


          My Personal Experience with the Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum

          This serum is one of the most interesting that I've ever used.  The bottle is beautiful, and the serum is so easy to use because you only have to apply it once every night.

          The serum is a cream-colored liquid.  It has a lower viscosity, so it kind of runs when applied.  I find that the best way to apply it is to pump a small amount into the palm of your hand and rub it together, then apply it to your clean, toned face.


          This is a very strong serum.  I recommend using it only a few times a week to begin, and then upping your use over a period of time.  The ingredients are wonderful, but if you are not used to using them it can cause a little bit of redness.

          Another aspect of this serum that I'd like to discuss is the fragrance. This is a highly scented serum.  I applied it and then sat there trying to figure out what it smelled like, because it certainly smelled like something that I was familiar with.  Finally, it hit me.  It smells like citronella.  The fragrance dissipates over time, but initially as you apply it, it is quite noticeable.

          It really, really softens the skin.  It makes it even, and I love that it contains the amazing ingredients that it does.

          Pros of the Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum
          • You only have to use it once a night.
          • The serum is easy to apply and spreads evenly.
          • The bottle is really attractive.
          • The amount of product you receive is well worth the money.
          • Contains organic ingredients and is not tested on animals.

            Cons of the Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum
            • The highly scented formula may be off-putting for some of you that are sensitive to certain concentrated fragrance.
                  Summary

                  This serum is really neat, and although I'm not crazy about the fragrance, it is a really nice product.  It creates smooth, even skin.  There are more ingredients in this serum than other ones that I've previously used.  I just love the ingredients and the effectiveness of them when applied.  Results can be noticed immediately, but will always increase with continued use.


                  Are you wanting to try the Bio'Sensiya Rejuvenating MultiVitamin Night Time Serum , too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

                  CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


                  For further information, please visit Sweetsation Therapy on:

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

                  24 November 2014

                  ..::Product Review::.. RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights



                  My Review of RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights

                  What is it exactly?

                       From the website. . .
                  "These 30 Micro LED Battery Operated String Lights are perfect for use as a lighting addition to any decorative project. Very thin wire hosts 30 very small LED bulbs that are about size of rice grain and are intensely bright. With steady 360 degree viewing angle they illuminate in every direction. They are easy to hide, give beautiful true color, and use only a fraction of energy needed by regular light strings. Newly designed battery box with locking clips is waterproofed and very easy to hide."

                  Review…


                  I was a sent a box of the 30 Micro LED String Lights from RTG to review.  
                  The price for these lights is $7.95, and qualifies for free shipping with Amazon Prime.

                  There are other options, too.  You can get 100, 60, 30, or 20 lights (depending on your project's needs).

                  Packaging & Presentation of 
                  RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights

                  The lights were smaller than I thought, and arrived in a 3.5" x 4" x 1" plastic box.  I guess I was expecting something like Christmas lights, but these are tiny.

                  The front of the box labels the product, and points out 8 product specifications.  The back of the box is see through, but you can see a little card that reminds you that there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee.



                  The first side of the box lists the 8 different operating functions.  The opposite side lists the product usage cautions.




                  After taking it out of the box, you can see the black battery box and the LED lights that are attached.



                  The battery box has clips (a new product addition that makes this box waterproof).  The clips allow you to open and close the battery compartment.



                  There are 8 different operating functions.  I was confused at first because functions 4 and 6 are the same, but upon further research, I found that function 4 uses 2 sets of lights, and function 6 uses them all at the same time.  There is also a button in the top left that lets the user select the mode.  Just press it the same amount of times as the operating function number.



                  My Personal Experience with RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights

                  I love playing around with lights.  They are really fun, and what I liked about these is that they are so versatile.  You can use them inside or outside, underwater or on the surface, and the wire is green so it's easy to hide.

                  Before anything, I put (3) AA batteries in the battery box.


                  Then I found a bunch of different places to try them out!  I found that they work in a variety of instances.  I took pictures while it was light outside, so the pictures do not do justice to how nice these lights actually are.

                  The work as a festive kitchen decoration during the holiday season.  Around the oven handle or lighting up the edges of a table.


                  They work great as bathroom ambient lighting.


                  They are nice to wrap around outdoor posts/staircases for any occasion.


                  The lights wrap easily around any piece of furniture, and the box is easy to hide.  The dark wire blends well.


                  I also like that these lights can be used in crafts.  Sometimes lighting is all you need to give your handmade craft a little 'dimension'.


                  Pros of RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights
                  • Very easy to use.  
                  • These lights are bright.  They look beautiful in both day and night.
                  • There are so many potential uses, depending on what your project is.
                  • Indoor/outdoor, submersible in water, green connecting wire.
                  • Built-in timer (6 hrs on, 18 hrs off).
                  • Lights have over 20 years of lifespan!

                    Cons of RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights
                    • Sometimes the wire wraps around itself and it easily tangles.  
                          Summary

                          I can't wait to buy some more of these!  These would be great for the holiday season.  They are so easy to put up, and I like how easily you can select the mode of operation.  These lights can literally be placed anywhere.

                          Are you wanting to try RTG's Micro LED 30 String Lights, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

                          CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
                          For further information, please visit RTG on:

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

                          23 November 2014

                          ..::Subscription Box Review::.. Paper Pumpkin ~ November


                          My Review of the November Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

                          What is it exactly?

                               From the website. . .
                          "Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box."

                          Review…


                          I was sent the November box from Stampin' Up to review.  

                          The price for a 1-month subscription is $19.95.  A neat quality about Paper Pumpkin is that you can increase the number of kits per month.  If you are having a crafting party, you can order one kit per attendee in the same master order.





                          Packaging & Presentation of the November Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

                          I was pretty excited to come home and see a little red Paper Pumpkin box sitting in the mailbox!  The exterior box is red and baby blue, and it is small enough to fit into a standard mailbox.  The side of the box says, "You're moments away from your escape..." and the bottom of the box is labeled 'Stampin' Up'.



                          When I opened the box, I was introduced to a tissue paper wrapped box of goodies (sealed with a cute Paper Pumpkin sticker!) with a subscription introduction pamphlet.  The inside of the box also completed the statement from the exterior with, "...Run away with me."



                          The first layer of unwrapping revealed this month's November stamp set (in this case Christmas), and a Classic Stampin' Spot in Lost Lagoon.


                          The final layer housed the actual November kit, 'Simply Snowflake'.


                          The main title sheet provides a quick run-down of what you need to do, and it also opens up for a few more detailed instructions.  What I like about Paper Pumpkin is that they also provide YouTube video demonstrations (view this month's above or click here) on how to create the months' craft.  It is a helpful assistant, one in which I used! 


                          My Personal Experience with the November Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

                          After unpacking everything, I was certainly ready to start creating!  First, before anything, I unpacked the actual kit and sat down and watched the YouTube video so I got an idea of what I was supposed to do (I'm a visual learner).


                          First things first-- I decided to start with the greeting card.  I took one of the cards out and flattened the snowflakes using a wooden stick.  


                          Then I set up the snowflake stamp on the Acrylic and stamped the middle of the snowflake using the Lost Lagoon.


                          Next, you can go ahead and stamp your cover greeting.  You can choose from 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays'.


                          The next step was to open the card and use the 'snow flurries' stamp and press that along the entirety of the topside.  You can use the included cardboard so you don't make a mess.


                          After that, take the greeting stamp and use it on the small white card stock square.


                          Then, attach the greeting to the card using the washi tape.  Add some rhinestones, and you are done with the middle!


                          Next, attach the adhesive dots to the white snowflakes and place them under the flaps on the front of the card.


                          Cut 24" of string...


                          ...and wrap it around your card.  Then tie a bow!  Trim off overlaying edges.


                          Punch out one of the blue snowflakes and attach it to the envelope using an adhesive dot.


                          Finally, you have your beautiful card set!  This kit makes 8 cards.


                          But that's not all!  This kit came with two projects!  The next project is for 8 gift handmade gift tags.  The first step is to find a blue tag and punch out all the letters.


                          Next, stamp the white tag using your To/From stamp, and add some washi tape about 1/4" from the bottom of the tag.


                          Stamp your blue tag using the 'snow flurry' stamp alongside the bottom edge.


                          Add a rhinestone to the middle of a silver snowflake.


                          Attach a hole reinforcer to the tag, and then add the snowflake to the top left.

                            

                          Cut 10" -  12" of string.


                          Run it through the tag, and then tie a knot, connecting both the blue and white tag components.


                          ...now you are all done!


                          Pros of the November Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
                          • Everything is included.  There is no need to run to the craft store for anything that you may have forgot.
                          • Each month brings a new craft, right to your door.
                          • The crafts have detailed instructions including video instructions.
                          • Great family crafts.
                          • This box was fantastic.  It was so much fun.  I can't wait to finish all of the cards so I can use them for this season!

                          Cons of the November Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
                          • I think that this kit was great, but some people may only be interested in making one of the crafts.  Maybe Paper Pumpkin should have an online store on their website allowing customers that subscribe to pick for a reduced rate, or choose both.
                          • It would be so awesome that if Paper Pumpkin did decide to open an online shop to sell previous kits at a reduced rate.
                          Summary

                          This box was great!  I like it better than last months.  This one required a lot more time, but the end project was beautiful.  Both projects, in fact!  I love making things handmade, but sometimes I lack the 'creative thinking' aspect of it all.  That's why Paper Pumpkin is great.  They get me past that step.  I highly recommend this subscription.  I can't wait for next month's box!

                          Are you wanting to get your very own Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up?

                          CLICK HERE TO ORDER!



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                          DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.