20 October 2014

..:Sampling Program::.. Fast Acting Film-Coated Advil

I recently have had the experience to work with Advil and test out their new film-coated fast acting tablets.  

When you put them in your mouth they have a sweet taste to them.  They are easy to take, and work super fast.  

I had a bunch of samples to share and spread the word about the new Advil!

Stop pain before it starts-- the new Advil attacks the cycle before it gets any worse!

Be sure to check it out!  If you are interested in a $3.00/1 coupon, let me know and I'll send one out to you!

Disclaimer:  I was sent samples of Advil on behalf of Advil and Crowdtap.  All opinions expressed are mine, and have not been influenced in any way.

18 October 2014

..::Product Review::.. Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition - Day 30

My Review of Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"At Aviva, we believe that healthy hair is a crucial part of overall personal wellness. As the accessory you wear every day, your hair endures a lot. Each and every strand is consistently exposed to sun, sweat, pollution, and harsh chemicals from shampoos, conditioners, dyes, styling tools and other environmental factors. On top of that, we often don’t get the full amount of necessary nutrients for basic hair health and balance."


I was sent a 2-month supply (128 softgels) from Aviva to review.  

The price for a 1-month supply is $59.95.  You can purchase this supplement in a 1, 2, or 3 month box.

Packaging & Presentation of 
Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition
I have the 2-month supply, and Aviva packaged the two boxes together using a cardboard wrap.

The actual box is white, highlighted with orange accents.  The front of the box lets you know a little about the product, whereas the back of the box gives more information, directions for use, and supplement facts.

Inside the package is also an informational booklet so you can read more about the product, what it does, how to use it, who endorses it, results from actual customers, and other products in the Aviva line.

...and of course we have the supplement itself!  Each foiled blister pack holds 8 softgels and is marked with 'Aviva Hair Revitalizer' on the back.

Everybody is always concerned with the size of supplements, so here is the size of the Aviva softgel in relation to a standard US quarter:

My Personal Experience with Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition

This particular review is going to be a little bit different in the sense that I am not fully complete with it yet.  

This is my 30-day check in, and I will also write another post on November 18 updating with my progress.


The whole point of this supplement is to take (2) softgels per day that are filled with a perfection combination of 18 essential nutrients plus minerals that nourish, grow, protect, strengthen, and prevent damage.  100% drug free, fish free, and gluten free, some key nutrients that Aviva uses are:  Biotin, Vitamin B5, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Ashwagandha, Silica, and Horsetail.

Some perks of taking this supplement:

+ Boosts Length
+ Builds Strength
+ Improves Texture
+ Increases Shine
+ Balances Hair Health
+ Reduces Shedding

...So... How did it work for me for the past 30 days of my using it? 

In 30 days, I've noticed:

+ Additional Strength
+ Improved Texture
+ Increase in Shine (definitely)
+ Overall hair health

I'm not quite sure if it boosted the length, I just got a haircut about 3 weeks ago, so I'm not too sure on this one.  As far as shedding goes, I can't say it's helped with that.  Since I've had my daughter 6 months ago, I've been losing hair like crazy.  I'm still losing more hair than I'd like on a daily basis, and the amount has not seemed to dissipate since using Aviva.

Be on the lookout for the next Aviva update November 18, 2014, day 60 of using the Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition supplement!

Pros of Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition
  • Easy to use, take one softgel in the morning, and one at night.
  • Inexpensive compared to the amount of separate treatments in a salon.
  • Out of 6 claims, 4 have been noticed by me personally only after 30 days of use.

      Cons of Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition
      • The size of the supplement is on the larger side.
      • It may be hard for people to remember to take a supplement two times per day.

          SO far, I love it!  It has really made a noticeable difference in the health of my hair.  It's a lot easier to take a supplement than to use products and pay for additional services at the salon.  I'm really looking forward to find out how the supplement works for the next 30 days!

          Are you wanting to try Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

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          Disclaimer:  I received the Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition supplemented complimentary from Aviva and Bulu Box for review purposes only.  All opinions expressed are mine, and have not been influenced in any way.

          ..::Book Review::.. Into the Canyon by Michael Neale

          My Review of Into the Canyon by Michael Neale


          Into the Canyon is a book that gives insight about the love and forgiveness that one person can have for others.

          This book highlights the compassion a person can have, even when life just doesn't seem fair.


          The story begins with a stranger, Jacob Fielding, and his admission of being a failure in almost every aspect of his life.  

          Jacob Fielding has everything that this world has to offer.  Everything except the trust of his family, the love they have to offer, and the sense of harmony with the natural world.

          During a short time in the airport, Jacob met a man named Gabriel Clark.  Gabriel told him his story and it captured Jacob.  

          Since Jacob lost everything he held dear to his heart, years later, he ventures from New York all the way to Colorado to seek out Gabriel Clark for a piece of mind. 

          Gabriel helps Jacob find the peace he needs in his life, and shows him just how blessed his life truly is.

          My Personal Review

          Into the Canyon is a different kind of book.  It is a work of fiction, but the lessons learned are definitely applicable in real life.  

          As I followed Gabriel's story-- a story of life, loss, and forgiveness, I became in touch with many feelings that I have internally that bear weight.

          The book is told in two settings. The first setting is the conversation between Jacob and Gabriel in late 2012.  The second setting is Gabriel Clarke's story, the story that captivated Jacob.  This setting took place in early/mid 1970's.

          There are many times during this book that I felt like I was well within the story. Sort of like I was sitting next to Gabriel and he was speaking directly to me.  

          I usually fall victim to crime and mystery novels, so since I was given an opportunity to review Into the Canyon, a whole new niche opened up to me. 

          I never knew (nor understood) how a work of fiction could mean so much as applied to everyday life.  The characters were so real and can relate to many people in my everyday life.

          In the end, not only did Jacob understand how love and redemption can be a saving grace, but I did, too.

          Extra Information

          Michael Neale's books come in both e-book format and print.  

          If not available in your local bookstore, check online, or CLICK HERE.

          The price is $9.99 for an e-book, or $12.60 for a paperback.

          He also has other books that you can check out.

          Please Visit Michael Neale on:

          DISCLAIMER:  I received the book mentioned above for free from Book Look Bloggers. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

          16 October 2014

          ..::Product Review::.. Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream

          My Review of Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream

          What is it exactly?

               From the website. . .
          "At Foxbrim, we work hard to keep things simple. From our ingredients to our philosophy, our aim is to focus on quality and results. We find a lot of the other stuff can get in the way.
          What’s our approach to quality? For Foxbrim that’s sourcing premium all-natural and organic ingredients and incorporating them into scientifically proven products. Sometimes that means bottling nature’s answer to true beauty.
          What about results? Just like quality, we believe that when we use premium all-natural and organic ingredients in our products you’ll experience exceptional results."


          I was sent 1 fl. oz Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer and 1 fl. oz Youthful Radiance Eye Cream from Foxbrim to review.  

          The price for the moisturizer is $17.95, and the eye cream is $15.95.  Both products ship free with Amazon Prime.

          Packaging & Presentation of 
          Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream
          Both of the Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer and the Youthful Radiance Eye Cream come in their own pump-dispenser bottles.

          On one side of the label is the directions for use for each product, and on the other side is a list of ingredients.

          My Personal Experience with Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream

          The first product that I used was the Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

          This moisturizer is dispensed using a pump, and produces a medium-thick white lotion.  The fragrance was very subtle, but it smells sweet and definitely light.

          I used it on my face, neck, and chest.  It's safe to use it both morning and night.  The directions say that you use it after washing, toning, and applying serum.  I used it in place of my normal moisturizer.  It lasted me all day, and my face didn't feel dry at all.

          What I like best is that is is made using a 1% retinol complex.  Many of the best beauty products across all brands uses this, and it works wonders.  It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and gets rid of that little bit of slack in your skin due to aging.  

           Next, I applied the Foxbrim Youthful Radiance Eye Cream.

          The eye cream is also a pump dispenser and the lotion is a lot thinner than the moisturizer.  It is also unscented.  It is a light-feeling cream, not heavy at all.

          The way that I use it is to pump a little onto my hand and place little dots around my eyes.  I then pat and rub it in using a clockwise motion until it is absorbed into the targeted area.  This eye cream is also safe to use both morning and night, and it can even be used a a light facial moisturizer.  It is light enough that it can be worn underneath makeup.

          Take a look at the ingredients in the Youthful Radiance Eye Cream.  It uses organic moisturizers as its main ingredient.

          Pros of Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream
          • The moisturizer contains the exact same ingredients as its $75+ competition.
          • Both the moisturizer and the eye cream are lightly formulated-- safe for everyday use, and underneath makeup.
          • The pump dispenser makes using these products super easy and less messy than a jar formula.

              Cons of Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream
              • The labels on my bottles were slightly crooked.  On a good note, that means they were hand tended to, but on the other side it looks slightly unprofessional. 

                  This is an excellent facial care set!  No need to buy 10+ products for your facial regimen when just two of them work perfectly.  Softly scented, lightly formulated, affordable, and simple to use-- the Foxbrim care line is on top.  If you are unhappy with the results, Foxbrim offers a 100% Money-Back Guarantee.  What do you have to lose?

                  Are you wanting to try Foxbrim Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer & Youthful Radiance Eye Cream, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

                  CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
                  For further information, please visit Foxbrim 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.

                  15 October 2014

                  Ragu Sampling

                  Thanks to Crowdtap, I was able to sample Ragu!  

                  The jar I chose was the Classic Alfredo (it's a favorite around here)!

                  For dinner, I made chicken alfredo!

                  Everybody loved it!

                  Disclaimer:  I was provided a complimentary coupon for Ragu from Crowdtap. All opinions expressed have not been influenced in any way.