Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SantaMedical Mini Massager

I was super excited to receive this massager, but I wasn't as happy once I had used it. I can't put the feeling that I expected into words, however the feeling I got was not what I thought.  It feels more like a vibrator than a massager.  I know that it is called a vibrating massager, but I get all vibration and no massage. I have tried multiple times to use it and see if I grow to like it, but my like for it has not grown. I did use it on someone else just to see what their thoughts were and they were the same as mine, but liked the feeling they got when it was on high.


  1. It is petite and well designed which allows for people with the smallest hands to utilize it easily without the worries of it falling out of their hands.  Also it allows for easy storage.
  2. It has two modes; low and high. I think the more intensity the better it feels
  3. It is easy to use and all it requires is two AA batteries
  1. It feels like a vibrator, to me. This is not always a negative, but seeing that the intention is to be a body massager, it fails. 
  2. It does have the massager/vibrator noise and I think it could stand to be a bit quieter.  
  3. I can not hold it for a prolonged duration of time without switching hands. The steady vibration is not one that is tolerable to me. 
Every experience is different and no one person has the same feelings are another so I would definitely recommend trying the item out for yourself.  I have seen reviews where people absolutely loved the item and it served its purpose perfectly.  You can locate the item on amazon by clicking here.

I received this item at a heavy discount in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Pesky Blackheads

Some people suffer from acne, but I am not one. I was blessed not to have irritating bumps all over my face, but I unfortunately have problems with blackheads. In high school, I had a black on my nose the size of a skittle (I'm exaggerating, but it was very big and noticeable). It was so deep in the skin that it would hurt if I made an attempt to squeeze it or anything in an effort to remove it. On my visit to the oral surgeon to get my wisdom teeth removed the doctor told me that he would take care of it. Sad part of the story is.. I never asked or mentioned my blackhead at all. That's how big it was, it was irritating to the eye.  Sure enough, once I came to I saw that the pesky blackhead was no more.

Since, I have not had any that have been that big, but I have had a few and they are annoying none the less. In my journey to find ways to remove blackheads, I tried many DIY options that I found on Pinterest.

1. Glue... This was an epic fail. I placed glue all over my nose and nothing. It took forever to dry and once it dried, there was no evidence that it had even touched a blackhead, let alone removed any.

2. Honey and Lemon.... So apparently, you place honey on a lemon and rub it on your nose. Let it sit and wash it off. I got NOTHING!!!
3. Jello powder (no flavor) and milk.  So you're supposed to mix these items together and then place them in the microwave for a short period of time. So I did this and it was tragic. The mix was still hot and it ran down my face. It also took a while to harden and it smelled horrific. Omg, I would not suggest this to anyone.

4.Citrus Pore and Blackhead Mask... I received this item free to try and review. You dampen your face and then apply. Let it sit to harden for 4 to 8 minutes.  It is supposed to shrink your pores and remove blackheads. My blackheads now are so small, I can't really measure if there are actually being removed, but I can see that I am being allowed more exposure and access to get them out my nose. My pores on the other hand are definitely shrinking. This product not only works, but it smells amazing. I have used this on everyone in my household. I love to share things that I find awesome and amazing. Don't just take my word for it, try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think, at

Monday, February 8, 2016

Diffuse Me!?!

I am transitioning back to my natural hair state and I must say that I am so in love with my hair right after I have washed it.  That love quickly dies down once it has been dried because it frizzes and just looks terrible so I was super excited to get and use my collapsible hair diffuser by CurlyCo.  I looked up videos just to make sure I knew how to use it properly.  I found out the proper techniques for holding your head while utilizing the diffuser and that was very helpful.  Otherwise, I would have been holding it like I do when I dry it regularly.

Luckily I had two dryers because the diffuser would not fit the one with a large nozzle. It does stretch a bit, but it does not fit all size dryers. I had to stretch it more to even fit my dryer with a much smaller nozzle. So, after figuring out how to attach the diffuser to the dryer, I made an attempt to diffuse my hair. It was an unsuccessful attempt mainly because I could not make it stop collapsing. I'm not sure whether or not it has a latch or something to make it stay in place, but I was unable to do so. It would not stay up so I gave up!!  Therefore, I cannot say how effective or efficient the diffuser was, but I can say that it is definitely collapsible and with that is easily stored.

I received this item for free in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

To floss or Not to floss

Let's just say that I may be a dentist's dream client, on the money making aspect. Why? Well, I have a bad habit of not flossing which lead to majority of the cavities that I have had.  First, my teeth are extremely close. They are so close that I never even knew that I was missing two of my front teeth. Had they come in, there would have been no room and I guess they would have housed themselves sideways.  Second, I swear I flossed one time and it was so difficult getting the floss out that I tugged so hard I chipped my tooth.  I'm just not a fan of flossing.

Well, I found a water flosser and I was pumped. I just knew that this was going to get me in the game and make flossing a little easier for me.  Through amazon I ordered the Gurin Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator Water Flosser with High Capacity Water Tank at a heavy discount.  I received the item a couple days later and immediately had to try it out.  The flosser was packaged with two replaceable nozzles and the water reservoir is detachable.

First attempt... unsuccessful. That was my fault because the instructions clearly stated to charge it for at least 8 hours.  So, I connected that good girl to the charger and plugged her in for the night. The next morning, I decided to give it another try. FAIL! The flosser has 3 modes (soft, normal, pulse) and because I have really sensitive teeth, I chose soft.

Imagine standing at the bathroom vanity cheesing in the mirror until you turn on the water flosser and water ricochets from your mouth to the mirror. Terrible!!! I did't have time to play with it so I packed it back up until I could try again.  I tried again, using pulse and received the same scene.  I decided to contact the company to tell them that the device must be defective and they kindly responded and informed me that the item is meant to be utilized with your mouth close.  My immediate response was who flosses with their mouth closed.  Now, I know I am not a flossing expert or anything, but that seemed wild.  Despite my reservations, I decided to give closed mouth flossing a chance.

This method did eliminate the ricochetting effect, however as I had already questioned... How can you successfully floss with your mouth closed?? I didn't feel like I achieved as good a flossing as I would have with the wax floss.  Also, even though I used the soft mode it was too hard for me.  Now, let me say this, I get the impression that based on my usage and the name of the product that it is not to replace the traditional flossing, but to help in reaching hard to get to areas and getting in the crevices, but i just can't get with it.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Are You Protected?

Recently, I have been hearing a lot of horror stories about people's identities being stolen or people stealing credit cards.  Just a few weeks ago I watched a video of a woman confront a Starbucks employee is recording her credit card information and making purchases at a nearby store. From the looks of the video the victim was not very sure that the employee had done it so she confronted her in way that would get her to confess. Apparently, the employee had taken the woman's credit card and then stated that she had to go get more tape for the machine in order to print a receipt. Because it took her an extended amount of time, it lead the woman to believe that she was the culprit behind her unauthorized charges.  Ultimately, the employee spilled the beans and admitted to stealing the ladies credit card information.

And then there's going about your daily life and someone having a credit card scanner. Now I'm not sure how this works, but it does. Thank God it has not happened to me and I have only heard about it. I am a avid account checker and I tend to keep all my receipts for an extended period of time.

That is scary to know that it is that easy for someone to steal your credit card information. Especially because it makes you wonder how someone can use credit card information in store without the actual card. Does the cashier not question this or are they in cahoots with the thief??  There aren't many ways to prevent having your information copied at restaurants, especially at those that you are serviced and they take your credit card with them.  I mean, you can pay with cash or be very adamant about checking your account information for any unauthorized purchases.  But as far as being a victim of scanned credit card schemes, you can utilize a credit card protector. I have been using a credit card protector sleeve by Sefcard and I feel more protected than ever.

Sefcard provides multilayer RFID blocking technology sleeve protectors for your credit cards. They not only offer your extra security, but the style that you desire. Why wouldn't you protect yourself in style? They are flat and fit your cards like gloves in order to fit in your fancy wallets. According to Sefcard their sleeves are

  • THOROUGHLY ENGINEERED ANTI-THEFT PROTECTION; our efficient credit card sleeves employ a new and efficient multilayer technology that blocks RFID signals, thus ensuring that pickpockets will never steal your credit card data.
  • PROTECTION WITH STYLE; each design is unique and very elegant, featuring beautiful details that make it stand out. Plus the unique design allows you to easily differentiate and recognize a particular credit card.
  • THIN BUT DURABLE - why buying a sleeve who won't fit into your wallet? SefCard is made from thin but durable material, hence ensuring that each sleeve will fit right in easily.
  • PEACE OF MIND - no matter if you are staying at town or travelling abroad, by choosing SefCard, you can finally prevent identity thefts and digital pickpocketing for good!

Found on amazon they are currently on sale for $11.90 and well worth the money.

** I received this item free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Zenik Lavender Eye Mask

Sometime late last year I began having major headaches.  If I hadn't eaten, I would assume that was the reason, but I slowly started to realize that these were not hungry headaches. I still am not sure what causes them, but I have noticed that it is closer to my cycle.  My head would throb for hours and there was even pain behind my eyes. No one should have to go through this.  It was the kind of pain that makes you want to bang your head up against something.  In an effort to relieve my pain, I would take pain medicine, but I prefer natural remedies so I researched different things that I could use instead of medicine.

I saw a lavender eye mask and saw that it could help with many issues including migraines, sinus pain, and stress.  Ironically, I didn't have a headache within the first two weeks that I received the mask, but when I did it was extreme.  I have tried the mask both hot and cold and I find that I like it better when cold.  To use it as a cold pack you have to place it in the freezer for 2+ hours and for hot you just mist water on it and microwave for 30 seconds.  Heat is supposed to last for up to 10 minutes.

While the lavender smell is very nice and gives you the spa feeling, it is too strong for me and I feel like it intensifies my headaches.  I have found that if I place it on my forehead instead of over my eyes that it does not bother me at all.  So if lavender is too much for you don't place it close to your nose.

The things I liked about this product:

  • Material - The material is satin and feels great against your skin.  
  • Versatility - Ability to use it hot or cold
  • Fragrance - I enjoy the smell of the item and it helps relax and alleviate stress, anxiety and depression
  • Benefits -  hot therapy helps relieve sinus pain, dry eyes and allergies.. cold therapy soothes migraines, headaches and puffy eyes 
The things I disliked about this product:
  • Fragrance - Can be too strong
  • No handles/ straps - As an eye mask, it should have a strap or something for people that can't sleep on their back.

Here's what Zenik had to say about their product .....

Best Eye Mask for Sleep, Manage Pain and Ultimate Beauty Secret. Feel the Difference in One Use with The Most Calming and Versatile Lavender Eye Mask On The Market

Ultra Silky and Soft, Highest Quality and Made in USA!

One of a Kind Lavender Eye Pillow Come With Amazing Benefits as Follows:

• Silky Satin is Gentle to Touch and Prevents Ice Shocks When Cold 
• Hot and Cold compress reduces pain, swelling and helps get rid of puffy eyes, and dark circles under eyes 
• Sleep Better in Complete Darkness with No Light Peaking Through 
• Natural Migraine Remedy and Headache Reliever without the Use of Headache Medicines 
• Excellent for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Manage Stress The Natural Way 
• Aromatherapy Eye Mask at Comfort of Your Own Home or Travel 
• Effective Meditation Eye Pillow or as a Yoga Eye Pillow 
• Great for Men, Women, and Children 
• All natural and organic ingredients such as organic flax seed and French lavender flowers 
• Designed and Manufactured in USA 

Zenik Eye Masks are Made in USA and Handcrafted Individually To Bring You the Best Quality Out There!

Avoid Ineffective Cheap Quality Eye Mask on Amazon and Buy the Best Without Regrets!

Get the Results and Get It Fast! Get Your Zenik Eye Mask Today and See The Difference in Your Sleep Habits in Just Few Uses.

Check it out for yourself here and see what others had to say about the product. Product is currently $24.95 with free shipping on orders over $35.  With Amazon Prime ($99/yr) 2 day shipping will always be free as long as the item is fulfilled by Amazon.

*** I received this item free in exchange for my honest opinion...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Weight No More

Like most people, I have a desire to get in shape.  It has never been a New Year's Resolution for me, but it is always something I strive for once the summer months have rolled around and I am not beach body ready.  In 2012, I faithfully went to the gym four times a week and then one day NOTHING!! This year I signed up for a membership and I have gone all of two times. At this point, I should consider it a tax write off, because clearly I'm just donating my money.

But seriously, I have made a plan to make an attempt at eating better and being more active.  I have decided that I do weigh-ins in order to determine if I am gaining or losing and what I need to work harder on.  I know that it is better to start today opposed to tomorrow seeing that tomorrow is not promised, but I wanted to continue being lazy the rest of the year so I will start first time on January 1st, 2016.  I received a tampered glass scale from Easy @ Home and immediately fell in love.  It motivated me to start sooner than later just because it was so pretty and pretty things excite me! The need to be lazy prevailed and I have not actually started, but I did try out the scale in preparation.

Tampered glass and design
Backlit LED display
Box Shape  
Added bonuses (BMI reference card, measurement tape, batteries)

Weighing inconsistency

Like I said above, I fell in love with the design. I love the glass and the shape, but I never received a consistent reading of my weight.  I would step on the scale early in the morning as it states is the best time to weigh and I would get 140 lbs.  A hour or two later, I would revisit the scale and it get 137.8 lbs or something other than the original 140 lbs. At first I took it and ran with it.  In my mind I thought I had dropped a little weight just that quick.  It was strange, but my goal was to lose a little baby fat and tone up.  After receiving several different readings throughout the next few days, I asked my granny to step on so that I could see if my weight was indeed fluctuating. The same thing happened when she stepped on.  She received a different weight each time she stepped on and off. I am going to keep playing with it so I can ready by tomorrow, the first of the 2016 year.  I would advise anyone that intends to purchase the item to make sure that your floors are level because I feel like that may be the problem that I am having.  Once I figure it out, I will be sure to report back...

Details about the scale:

  • High precision sensors, increments of 0.2 lb./0.1 kg; • Auto-calibration each time on.
  • 12" x 13", 8mm thickness tempered safe glass top, 400lbs capacity
  • Extra large 4.3" backlit LCD display in extra large font numbers; • Pound and Kilogram display option
  • Smart Step-on and Auto Power-off; •Operated by 4 AAA alkaline batteries (Included)
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) reference card and a Diet Tape are included in the package for free; Satisfaction Guarantee and 1-year warranty

This item is $25 with free shipping on orders over $35. Of course with Amazon Prime, you receive free 2 day shipping.. Click here to locate the item or search amazon for B00KGPU1P8

**I received this item for free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.