Thursday, October 29, 2015

You Should Get a Boar Bristle Brush

Do you use a Boar Bristle Brush? I have for a while now but if you haven't heard of this kind of brush, it's basically a brush made of 100% natural boar bristles and according to a variety of resources (such as this one http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-boar-bristle-brush.htm) it's supposed to help distribute the hair's natural oils and also help improve shine while conditioning the hair and adding body.



I was first introduced to Boar Bristle Brush because my mom had one and I remember as a teen not really liking the brush because it could never get tangles out of my hair. But these days my perspective has completely changed and I really appreciate what Boar Bristle Brushes can do for me.

But recently I had the chance to try out a Pocket Sized Boar Bristle Brush made by Angelo David Salon and I can't wait to tell you about it! When I got it, I noticed how small of a brush it was, but that's okay because it makes it that much easier to keep with me during the day. I appreciated the size a lot.

I noticed in the brush it did have pin bristles, which is great to take out tangles. I have longer hair so although this brush was said to be great for short hair, I liked it enough for mine. What I love about this brush and other boar bristle brushes is that it smoothes out hair and is great for thin hair (which I have!). It doesn't rip out the hair like other brushes - or combs - usually do for me. It's great for keeping hair conditioned throughout the day.

This costs about $35.00 and you can purchase it by following this link. You may think this is a bit expensive but the price is common for boar bristle brushes. Plus you may end up paying more for these brushes but the positive impact that they have on hair is worth it. Also these brushes last a LONG time. Angelo David also offers up a great variety of hair care items and you should check out what they have to offer for your hair care needs. Brushes are only the beginning! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review. 

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Christmas Card Guide from MagnetStreet.com

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Starting your own holiday tradition can begin with a beautiful, custom-designed holiday greeting from MagnetStreet. Connect with family and friends (colleagues, too) with a card that speaks to the season and is easy to personalize. Browse beautifully designed layouts and then change the colors to fit your style or theme (even custom colors). Your photos will print with crystal clarity and you can word your card just the way you want!
The perfect holiday greeting: a unique photo and message keepsake plus, a blessing for the season.
Two words: custom and quality. Your satisfaction is paramount at MagnetStreet that's why we offer a 100% quality guarantee. Start your own tradition and keep more in your Christmas fund, too.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

Unique Keepsake. Family and friends love this distinctive and long-lasting keepsake magnet. Your greetings stick on the fridge while your photo and sentiments remain in their hearts.
Classic Greetings. Enduring look with many templates to choose from! Custom-design from front to back, your photos will look amazing printed on any one of the 3 premium papers.
Contemporary Cheer. These classy cards are a terrific option for sharing a few of your favorite photo highlights from the year. Match the paper style to your festive design.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CoffeeBeanery.com - Try Out Some New Coffee This Holiday Season!



Are you looking for some new coffee to purchase for the holidays? I think I may have found just the right coffee company for you.

Coffee Beanery started out in 1976 way before coffee houses were a trend. They have over 100 locations across the United States, 20 locations internationally and continues to commit themselves to professionalism and quality. Read more about their company by visiting this link. 

I had the chance to try out two blends - Jamaican Blue Mountain and Hawaiian Kona. I thought both of these tasted very good. The Hawaiian Kona blend coffee is light roasted, and I was really surprised to see how much I liked it. It may have a gentle flavor but it was tasty and sweet. I think this would make a perfect evening coffee and it was one of the tastiest light roasts I've ever had. And that is saying a lot for me because I usually don't like them at all! You can purchase a bag for yourself by following this link.

The other kind I tried was called Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. I really enjoyed this. It was flavorful and also sweet tasting. It's the kind of coffee that would perfectly compliment a dessert in the evenings. I highly recommend this kind as well. Just flavorful and overall an impressive coffee. Purchase a bag of coffee for yourself by following this link. 

Overall, I enjoyed the coffees I had the chance to try and would love to seek out more from Coffee Beanery to add to my cabinet of coffees. Visit the Coffee Beanery website and purchase coffee today. And especially visit their clearance section for gift ideas at a discount. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Also make sure you sign up for their newsletter for discounts and other perks.

Best of all, I have a coupon code to share you with you guys! If you purchase $50.00 worth of products from their website, you can get $10 off using code 105015.

I received the above coffees in exchange for my honest review.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Good Bean - Snacking at It's Best [Review + Giveaway]

I had the chance to review a variety of products from a company called The Good Bean.

I tried Jalapeno Cheddar Chips, Sweet Chili Chips, Sea Salt Chips as well as a variety of chickpeas including Smoky Chili & Lime, Thai Coconut Lemongrass, Sea Salt, and Sweet Cinnamon.






I will admit that I do love having something to snack during the day. I know chips probably aren't the BEST option to choose from when snacking, but sometimes, you know, you just got to have it. What I like about these chips and it's something I really could see happening with the Good Bean chips, is that they would be great for nachos. Because they are sort of strong chips, not the kind to wilt under the pressure of hot cheese. I haven't tried yet actually but based on the crunching and munching action that DID happen with these chips I can tell you they make great dipping chips.

Of all the chip flavors I tried, the Jalapeno Cheddar and the Sweet Chili Chips were my absolute favorite. They were SO flavorful and amazing. But The Good Bean also has some other flavors that I would love to try out like BBQ Bacon and Cheese Nacho. SO GOOD. I think what makes these chips unique is that they have good ingredients. Like the ingredients for the each of these includes a bean protein blend such as Chickpeas, Navy Beans, Red Lentils, and Red Lentils. They also have quinoa and I LOVe the fact that the Jalapeno cheddar chips includes ACTUAL vermont cheddar and jalapeno peppers in the ingredients list. Of course, check it out for yourself. 

Overall I'm really impressed. I mean if you are the type to love snacking you will want to give these a try. They are amazing.

Next on my review is the chickpeas! They were new to me and VERY CRUNCHY. Of the flavors I tried I liked the smoky chili and lime, and I think they tasted really good with soup. If you are gluten free and can't enjoy crackers in your soup, this is a phenomenal alternative. Overall these snacks weren't my favorite but they were unique tasting and I didn't feel guilty for having them. I vote that you should give them a try!

Visit The Good Bean website to check out the tasty snacks they have to offer. Visit this link to sign up for their newsletter. And shop now and get free shipping with orders over $25.00! You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Best of all I get to giveaway one variety of each of the Good Bean Chips to one lucky reader! Simply enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 11/14. Us Only.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Christmas Card Guide from MagnetStreet.com

Disclosure: This post was provided by eAccountable and contains affiliate links
that may yield commissions earned at no cost to you.
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Starting your own holiday tradition can begin with a beautiful, custom-designed holiday greeting from MagnetStreet. Connect with family and friends (colleagues, too) with a card that speaks to the season and is easy to personalize. Browse beautifully designed layouts and then change the colors to fit your style or theme (even custom colors). Your photos will print with crystal clarity and you can word your card just the way you want!
The perfect holiday greeting: a unique photo and message keepsake plus, a blessing for the season.
Two words: custom and quality. Your satisfaction is paramount at MagnetStreet that's why we offer a 100% quality guarantee. Start your own tradition and keep more in your Christmas fund, too.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

Unique Keepsake. Family and friends love this distinctive and long-lasting keepsake magnet. Your greetings stick on the fridge while your photo and sentiments remain in their hearts.
Classic Greetings. Enduring look with many templates to choose from! Custom-design from front to back, your photos will look amazing printed on any one of the 3 premium papers.
Contemporary Cheer. These classy cards are a terrific option for sharing a few of your favorite photo highlights from the year. Match the paper style to your festive design.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Get a Free Junior Explorers October Kit!

I will receive compensation if you purchase through my provided affiliate link included in this post.


Is it weird that I think I would enjoy this Junior Explorers kit? Well, here's a bit about Junior Explorers. It's a subscription program that teaches kids about wildlife and nature. Your child will receive a kit in the mail each month that takes them on a virtual journey to learn about a new ecosystem and the animals that live there. The kit includes some really fun things like wristbands, pins, figurines and activity books. I can tell you I would have LOVED this as a kid! Heck, like I said, I am fairly confident I would enjoy this.

So I have a really awesome deal to tell you about! Each new subscriber has the chance to get the October Junior Explorers kit for FREE, just pay for shipping and handling (which is $3.99). You plan will automatically renew but you can cancel at any time.  You have until October 31st to redeem this so take advantage now!

To redeem, click this link and then use the code FREEOCT at checkout.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Enter to win a Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewing System

This post contains links for which I will receive small compensation if you post via my link.

Keurig Sweepstakes

I have another great giveaway to tell you about! This time you will enter for your chance to win a Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewing System from Sun Sweeps! Ends 10/31/2015.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sell Your Smartphone (oor Smart Device) With Gazelle.com.

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Want to sell your used iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, AppleTV or other device and get a fair, cash price for it? Trade it in at Gazelle. All you need to do is select your gadget from a list of options on Gazelle's "Trade-In" page, answer a few questions, and then Gazelle provides you with an offer for your device.

For items worth $1 or more, it's free to ship your device to Gazelle. Once your trade-in is received, the device is inspected to make sure its condition matches your evaluation. If the device matches your description, Gazelle will pay you in the form of a check, an Amazon.com gift card, or via PayPal. Payment takes about a week once Gazelle receives your device.

Once you've received your payment, you should definitely peruse Gazelle's extensive selection of certified pre-owned devices, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, iPads, and accessories. You'll be able to get an upgraded device without paying a head-spinning price. 

You should also check out Gazelle's sale section. They have dozens of items on sale for a great price! 

It's important to note that Gazelle performs a 30+-point inspection on all their devices, so you can be confident that every feature of the device is tested and of the highest quality before you buy it. They also back up the quality of their Gazelle Certified device with a 30-day return policy. You can also keep your carrier or switch to a knew one because Gazelle Certified also means no contracts or strings attached

Now that the new iPhone is here, you should consider trading-in your old iPhone to offset the cost of a new one. Or, buy a certified pre-owned iPhone 6 at a lower cost than the new! 
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Put Your Best Face Forward with Maple Hill Naturals Soap [Review + Giveaway]

I think I've said more than once that my skin is very sensitive. I don't tend to trust products for my skin that promise too much or are overly complicated, so I was so excited to try products by Maple Hill Naturals.

 As you can see above, I tried these four following soaps -

Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/lemon-tea-tree-essential-oil-soap

Honest for Women Natural Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/honest-for-women-soap

Lavender Vanilla Dream Natural Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/lavender-vanilla-dream-essential-oil-soap

Vanilla Honey & Brown Sugar Essential Oil Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/vanilla-honey-brown-sugar-essential-oil-soap

Each of these soaps have excellent ingredients and I immediately want to point that out. Especially for the Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap, check it out -

Saponified Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Avocado Oil. (w/retained glycerin), Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Essential Oils.

And all of the soaps have fantastic ingredients!  And what I like best, is if you are wanting more information about each of these ingredients, they are described in detail on the website.

As far as using the soap, this is one of my favorites so far. Both my mom and I use it on our skin and wash our faces with it at night. I love that when I wash my face my skin feels so soft and it doesn't feel dry at all. That's my biggest complaint with some soaps I've tried in the past, because sometimes washing my face will mean my skin feels so dry. And I don't get this feeling with this soap and I'm SO happy about that.

Best of all, the prices for these soaps are right. If you want to purchase one bar it's only $4.99. And if you get addicted, like me, you can subscribe and get your weekly, monthly or any frequency of delivery of soap with free shipping. Purchase a value pack and save 25%.

What I also like a lot about Maple Hill Naturals is that it's a one mom company. So knowing there is an actual person out there makes me feel even better about purchasing their products. She's built the company from scratch since 2010 (when she just started out selling wool dryer balls!) and encouragement and interest from family and friends for the product meant even more growth. Read more about the story of how the company started here.

Maple Hill Naturals also sells men's skin care products, laundry products, and other natural skin care products that we can all enjoy. Visit the Maple Hill Naturals website now to make your purchase. You can also follow on Facebook, Pinterest, GooglePlus, Instagram, and Twitter.

I am so excited to announce that I get to giveaway two of these soaps to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Open to US Only. Ends 10/30.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Soy Candle - Made by Aurorae [Review and Giveaway]


My mom and I both love candles and I could never think of anything negative to say about candles - they add a pleasant aroma and a relaxing atmosphere to any room. As the colder seasons roll around, I appreciate candles more and more in my home.

I had the chance to review the Eucalyptus - Healing soy candle made by Aurorae Yoga Company. And I can't wait to tell you guys about it!

Each of their soy candles are 100% soy wax and are 6.8 ounces each. The one thing I noticed about these candles is that it burns evenly. I didn't notice that there were sides that ended lopsided or anything like that. When I first saw that it was Eucalyptus scent I first thought UH OH (I used to have stinky eucalyptus trees near my childhood home!) But actually as I burned the candle, I noticed a pleasant greenery type of scent that just added a lovely clean, fresh scent to the living room.

These definitely aren't very strong, which is nice. The candle also burns cleaner thanks to it being made of soy, so no ugly burn marks.

For pricing, from what I've seen online when shopping for candles, I think this is a good price. It runs between $12.95 to $14.95 right now on Amazon and you can select from a variety of scents. Purchase now on Amazon.com.

Aurorae Yoga company makes all kinds of products, including (and probably most of all) items for anyone who practices yoga. It was actually started by Dennis Ingui, who used yoga as an outlet to build his body strength and develop inner peace and has been doing so since 2001. Not only does their website offer very cool products, I really enjoy their blog called "Illuminations Blog" and I highly recommend you check it out here.

Best of all, I get to giveaway one candle to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. US Only. Ends 10/25.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ursa Major - Cleansing, Smooth Beauty Product [Review]

This company Ursa Major was new to me when I found the opportunity to review their products. I am a little wary of putting unfamiliar skincare items on my skin, so I was a little nervous to try this. But I do love when a company describes themselves as being a "natural alternative to the bland, toxin-laden products that pervade today's marketplace." (Read more on their website)

Take a look at the items I reviewed -


So, one Saturday afternoon, my skin felt SO irritated and grimy and oily and my skin wasn't feeling so great. And so I decided to give this facial wash a try. I'm not usually the kind to go for these, but given the fact that I had this in the bathroom, why not? So, I tried it and you know my skin immediately felt so smooth and clean. I've used it a couple more times since then and it's so nice on my skin. I'm not sure I would use it every day, but it's a wonderful thing to soothe your skin. I highly recommend this.

I also tried out a few of their facial wipes and I loved these as well, especially at the end of a long day when washing my face just won't happen. These worked great and they didn't have a strong scent to me, which was nice, because I usually like a clean smell with facial wipes like this.

So I had a brief overview of Ursa Major products and so far I think they are a great beauty brand to try out and consider adding to your beauty regimen. Use my personal coupon code exclusive to blog readers - Fancy That - for a week only after this review is posted!

Thank you to Ursa Major for giving me the chance to try the above products.
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