Saturday, May 23, 2015

~Review~ Aroma Trees Premium Home & Bathroom Fragrance Room Sprays

~I received this at a discount for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are 100% my own.~

I have to say I was pleasantly shocked with this Aroma Trees Apple Room Spray. I love Room sprays but some of them are so strong you want to be sick or they last for like a minute and then need to be sprayed again. Most just mask odor and then smell terrible. This one smells delicious. I am not kidding you my bathroom smelled like a kitchen with baking happening in it. The scent was strong but not over powering.

I got the 2oz bottle and I thought it would be way to small but it honestly does not take more than one small spray. It has a nice simple brown bottle with an easy to read label. It can just be left out in your bathroom, kitchen, etc. I think these would also be great to keep in your car. It is small enough to store in the glove box or center console.

I tried this in our bathroom, and I just went and checked it. I sprayed it around 1pm, and it is now 10 pm and the scent is still strong and noticeable. That's excellent! You can try it for yourself on Amazon.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

~Review~ Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I am always looking for good moisturizer's. I am not the kind of woman that has 100 and the stash keeps growing. I like to find one I love and stick to it. Sadly the one I used to love no longer seems to work for me. So I was glad to try the Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and see if it could be a replacement for me.

This is a good sized jar. I would not call it large, but it is larger than some of the others I have tried that are high end. I opened it up and liked the soft cucumber scent that it has. It is not strong at all and just smells nice and fresh. I see visions of women with cucumber's on their eyes. The cream itself spreads well. It does not take hardly any cream to cover your entire face. The first time I used it I just used the excess stuck to the seal lid and it covered my face and neck totally.

Pretty much right away I felt a tightening to my skin. I would say maybe 1-2 hours later. My skin feels firmer and smoother. I would not say my wrinkles are magically gone but I can feel and see a difference after about a week. Just a small decrease in the lines especially by my mouth and eyes. The only downfall I see at all to this cream is while it wicks into your skin quickly it leaves a light greasy feeling on your face. One thing that does though is helps your makeup blend in better. The only time it bothered me was at night. It made me feel as if my face was not clean.

So Major Pluses

1- Good Size Jar

2- Soft Fresh Scent

3- Spreads Evenly

4-Little Amount Needed

5-Almost Immediate Skin Tightening

6- Blends Makeup Well

7- Priced Less than Department Stores Cons

1- Slightly Greasy Feeling

This is some info about Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream from the Amazon page.

To improve skin texture, smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles, firm, tighten, tone and moisturize skin

Ingredients are Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 (Matrixyl), Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate

The directions are as follows.

Apply morning and evening to cleansed face, neck or body. Place a pea-sized dollop on a finger and dab bits of the cream on the areas needing treatment. Massage gently with upward strokes until absorbed. Visible results in 2 to 4 weeks with continuing improvement for 12 weeks with regular use.

You can buy Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream on Amazon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kids Academy | Educational Apps for Children

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media Blogger Network. All views & opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

Kids Academy | Educational Apps for Children

I know many of you homeschool or have preschool aged children at home. Are you having trouble finding ways to keep them busy while your busy working? There's an app for that or two.... I know these will keep your kids occupied for hours.

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Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game Educational Books & Free Songs

Ok first things first this app is based on Montessori learning Meaning your kids get a say, they get a choice in how they learn. This app has so many great features. It is pretty simple to get around in. My 2 year old picked it up quickly. He loves the tracing features and used this for awhile. I think he will be writing in no time. The characters are fun and it is all bright and kept him interested. We all know with a two year old that is not easy. The animation is very well done compared to most kids apps. There is a ton of games they can play, and each one teaches something differently, thus pulling in the Montessori education style. If you have more than one kid that will be playing you can make other profiles for them. I love that since I have 8 kids. This is basically like a worksheet app. We just love it, perfect for travel, the doctors or in the car.

Download Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game



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Bugs, Shapes and Robots Face Paint for Toddlers

FREE for a limited time! (usually $2.99)

Another wonderful app for toddlers. We just loved the animations and colors of this app. Nikolas' favorite part is the fireflies you collect. I can not wait to see how he reacts when he gets to let them go free. Again I think his favorite thing was the tracing. He is pretty good with a pen so I know he will be writing in no time with the help of this app. This one does shapes, and quite a bunch of shapes way more than just circle, square and triangle. I appreciate that they did some extra ones. This one also allows for multiple profiles for other kids and you can track what your kids have down on the app. This app is just fun!

Download Bugs, Shapes, and Robots

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

~Review~ Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I gotta admit, I will try anything to not deal with a multitude of bugs. I detest them. I did not want this so much for the mice, just the bugs. I can handle mice and well we have a cat. But bugs make me squirm. When we moved here and I realized you had to check yourself daily for ticks I almost passed out. Bleech! Needless to say when they offered to let me try the Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller I said YES PLEASE!

So at first I was going to use it in my room, (which I should of looking back)but then I decided I would really rather not have bugs in my kitchen. So we plugged it in on the kitchen counter by our sink. The cupboard there is where most of our food is stored. We have a very small pantry area because we rarely buy any kind of processed, canned, or boxed foods. So basically we have the basics, flour, sugar, etc.

We have been having quite an issue with ants and while I still had some ants here and there, no like huge ant trails, no gnats, etc in the kitchen since we plugged it in. So while I would not say it totally eliminated the bugs it certainly keep them at bay. It is small and makes no noise at all. It would basically blend in to most walls.

A great advantage to the Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller is that it is non toxic and not harmful to your family or your pets. It works by sonic waves instead of nasty chemicals. You would need one per room, two for large spaces like a garage or attic. For my kitchen which is pretty big, just one worked fine. So just so I do not leave you hanging two night ago they cat was going crazy in our bedroom. We were laughing until my husband heard a "Squeak". So I guess you can say we also have a Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller in our room...only for mice! Good Kitty!

Ok now I know you want some of these for your house, who wouldn't? You can get them on Amazon.