Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Adovia Eye Cream #adovia

Dear Readers:

I am a huge fan of Adovia and all of their products. I have previously reviewed:  Adovia Mineral Soap and  Adovia Mineral Lift Serum  and now I am excited to introduce you to their Mineral Eye Gel. As with their other amazing ingredients, this eye gel has Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Dead Sea Salt listed as included. I have been using this gel for about a month, and it really does help me with my lack of sleep and chasing around a toddler all day tired eyes. Also, they tend to get puffy around the late spring/summer due to allergies.  Adovia Eye Gel is great, and my eyes sparkle and look wonderful!! 

From the company:

  • "Our Promise: Your Eyes will Look 10 Years Younger or Your Money Back! 
  •  Reduce Puffiness Under and Around The Eyes - Makes Eyes Appear Years Younger and Radiant!
  • Gets Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes - Your Eyes Will Look More Youthful and Refreshed!
  • Formulated Specifically for The Genltle Area Around the Eyes - this Light Eye Gel Absorbs Quickly into Skin for Deep Hydration
  • Dead Sea Salt Delivers an Immidiate Infusion of Dead Sea Minerals - Essential for Proper Skin Health and Beauty
  • Contains Vitamin C which Delivers Powerful Antioxidants Deep Into Skin Cells
  • Because skin around the eye area is so delicate, it many times will more quickly show signs of aging. With Adovia Dead Sea Mineral Eye Gel however, skin is left moisturized with a visible reduction of wrinkles. Fine lines are smoothed, as skin is infused with rich natural ingredients like Dead Sea minerals, plus antioxidants and vitamins.

  • Dead Sea eye gel is a more lightweight option that is still highly concentrated, effectively delivering nutrients essential to your skin. Users are left with a more youthful appearance, protecting the delicate eye area from dehydration and other signs of aging. Dead Sea eye gel products are always a perfect fit with any beauty routine and since this mineral eye gel is combined with the natural antioxidants of Vitamins A and C, it will quickly become a morning and evening staple.
    Adovia Eye Gel nourishes and moisturizes the skin around your eyes reducing the appearance of fine lines while preventing further damage or aging to the skin tissue. The active minerals help to soothe and smooth skin, leaving the eye area glowing day and night."


Demineralised Water & Dead Sea Water, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol & Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract & Algae Extract & Papaya (Carica Papaya) Extract & Aloe Vera (Barbadensis) Gel, Caprilyc/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Glycerin, Carbomer, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Urea, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Keratin, Peach (Prunus Persica) Kernel Oil, Cornflower (Achinicea Pallida) Extract, Lactic Acid, Hydrolized Collagen, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride, Propylparaben, Dead Sea Salt, Exotic Verbena (Litsea Citrata) Oil, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate.

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Review: Vitamin C Serum from Pure Body Naturals

Dear Readers:

I am a Vitamin C Addict!! And I love this combo Serum that inclues Vitamin C, Vitamin E and the Hyaluronic Acid that helps me to age gracefully. I use Vitamin C daily as part of my morning routine and before I moisturize. Pure Body Naturals makes high quality products that work well for me. The serum is light and has very little scent. It feels light and non oily on my fingertips. 

More info from the company:

"See The Anti Aging Power Of Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid & Instantly Gain Brighter More Radiant Beautiful Skin Upon Application with our Professional Anti-Aging Serum. 

 Vitamin C helps smooth and firm skin and fade brown spots by inhibiting the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and other aging changes. Apply Vitamin C in the morning,  to protect your skin from free radicals caused by sun damage.
 With bounds of studies singing its praise, Vitamin E is a skincare superstar. The vitamin has been proven to ease dryness and boosts skin’s UV defense.

 Hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate as it’s also known, has become a serious skincare staple. It’s the body’s own hydrating molecule, able to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and responsible for keeping our skin plump, smooth and supple. Sadly, our natural levels deplete as we age, so fight off fine lines and a loss of skin tone with our latest Vitamin C Serum."

  • 20% Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Is The Absolute Highest Quality Vitamin C Serum Available 
  • This Vitamin C Serum Is Proven To Stimulate Collagen & Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles 
  • This Vitamin C Serum Will Leave Your Skin Radiant & More Youthful Looking By Neutralizing Free Radicals Professional Anti-Aging Serum derived from 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients
  • Made in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Certified Facility

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Giveaway: Blobbits Deluxe Kit!


Dear Readers:

Everything For Ana, all my favorite blogger buddies and the amazing people at invite you to enter for a chance to win a Blobbits Deluxe Kit valued at $24.00 from Blobbits!

A Huge thank you to our sponsors at for making this sweepstakes possible! It’s time to have some blobbin’ fun with Blobbits. People search it as Blobits & Blobit as well. This intergalactic stretchable, glow-in-the-dark, moldable, silicone-based compound is ideal for kids who thrive on being hands-on with their creativity and imagination. Blobbits can be formed into any shape and come with face and body parts to give them personality and a scare factor. See your creations glow-in-the-dark when you dim the lights and after awhile the monsters melt down into a blob so you can build them over and over again so the fun never ends. Best of all, kids can roll their Blobbits up into a ball and give it a bounce or two for fun before creating a whole new monster. Blobbits are a non-toxic, heat-resistant, non-allergenic and reusable compound. Each Blobbits comes with it’s very own stack-able reusable Blobbits container so it won’t dry out and never leaves a mess. It is ideal for kids of all ages. Each complete Blobbits Creation Kit comes with enough Blobbits, face and body parts to make two monsters and cost $9.99 plus $6.99 processing and handling. For a limited time only, we will double your Blobbits and send two additional Blobbits creatures for free just pay additional processing and handling, this will be enough Blobbits and parts to make four monsters; one in yellow, green, orange and blue.

Features & Benefits Include:

  • Blobbits reusable for endless fun.
  • Comes in 4 different Colors.
  • Every Blobbits comes in its own carrycase.
  • Each Blobbits comes with approximately 9 Face and Body Attachements.
  • Blobbits and Face and Body Attachement are interchangable.
  • Create 1000’s of unique Blobbits Monster and Characters.
  • The Blobbits compound is bouncable and stretchable for bouncing catching and tug-of-war.
  • Blobbits is kid tested and parent approved.
  • Clean-up time is easy with the Blobbits stackable storage containers.
  • Melts from your creation to as flat as a pancake.
  • The Specially formulated Blobbits compound glows-in for spooky fun.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Enter the Giveaway

10 lucky Winners will win an amazing Blobbits Deluxe Kit valued at $24.00! Sweepstakes is open to US, must be 18 or older and use the giveaway widget to enter. This giveaway/sweepstakes will end on 08/21/2014 at 11:59 pm EST.

 Good Luck Everyone!

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Everything For Ana was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Chrystal at Happy Mothering with questions about this giveaway or for help organizing one for your brand.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: Skin Daily 100% Organic Rosehip Oil #skindailyskincare

Dear Readers:
 I love using natural products with little or no perfumes. I am slightly allergic to strong scents and prefer to use oils like this 100% Organic Rosehip Oil from Skin Daily Skincare Solutions. Rosa Mosqueta (Organic Rosehip) Seed Oil, that is all it is!!

 Upon opening, I noticed a slightly nutty oil scent, no added nonsense. The easy to use dropper controls the amount that comes out on my fingertips. I rub it in after cleansing and before makeup. It is light and non greasy and helps to keep my wrinkles at bay. 

More info from the company:

  • POWERFUL REJUVINATING PROPERTIES - Proven extremely effective at treating sun damaged skin, age spots, scars, dermatitis, eczema, psorisis, dry flakey skin, wrinkles, dandruff, dry hair, brittle nails
  • COLD PRESSED GOODNESS - Oil is cold processed ensuring the freshest most potent and beneficial product.
  • PRODUCED IN MICRO-BATCHES - Skin Daily's Rosehip oil is pressed and bottled in small micro batches. This ensures we produce only enough rosehip oil to keep up with demand. Eliminating the possibility of our oil sitting idle and going stale in some warehouse.
  • PREMIUM AMBER GLASS BOTTLE W/DROPPER - Our tinted glass bottle keeps your product fresh. Exposure to prolonged light will dramatically reduce the effectiveness of this fragile but highly effective oil. Dropper ensures just the right amount....a little goes a long way!

How You Can Benefit From Rosehip Oil
A potent antioxidant, pure rosehip oil firms, restores, and hydrates damaged and irregular skin.
Making it hard to find previous scars and fading age and sun spots from the skin.
What does this mean for your skin?

Scars heal faster, sun damage and age spots disappear from the skin...and stretch marks fade away!

Rosehip oil is also extremely effective in treating Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis, acne scars, brittle nails and dry hair.

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Upcoming Fun: Using a new rainbow bandz kit!! Summer fun

Dear Readers: 

  Ana and I have already had loads of fun this summer: visiting family, swimming in the ocean, traveling to South Carolina and the Jersey Shore, swimming lessons, parks, playgrounds, outdoor music, ice cream, baking, crafts, etc. I thought it would be really fun for us to learn some new skills and crafting fun while stuck indoors when it rains or is just too hot to enjoy the great outdoors. We received this rainbow loom with the cute little rubber bands to review and I admit we just have not had time to enjoy it yet (definitely after our two birthday parties!!). So I will just give you the lowdown in case you have missed how incredibly cool and fun they are.

Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit consists of a hook with a base opener, a loom, 24 C-clips, 600 latex colorful rubber bands which can make up to 28 colorful & charming bracelets, and an instruction manual. It is used to create bracelets, charms, and other interesting stuff. 

The instruction manual has some pointers, tips and instructions to follow in order to come up with different desired creations – from beginner to expert level. 

Rainbow Bandz kit includes: 
- 1 Super durable loom
- 1 Hook with base opener
- 600 silicone latex free rubber bands 
- 24 S-clips

**Non toxic, Lead and Latex Free**

Make single and wide pattern bracelets for different effects and combine multiple loom sets to make longer and wider combinations. Use short combinations to make funky rings and longer ones for crazy necklaces!

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Review: Black Matcha Tea from Matcha DNA #tea

Dear Readers:
  I admit it, I am a coffee junkie. I drink loads and loads of coffee everyday. But, ever since I discovered Matcha Tea, my daily coffee fix has a little competition. I am loving the Matcha. One really nice aspect of working with Matcha from DNA is that they include a recipe card and a free ebook when you sign up for the newsletter. I love trying new recipes with fancy ingredients and matcha is delicious. I am going to try it in homemade ice cream soon. In the meantime. I enjoy it iced and latte style. Yum YUM!!
Want more info about Matcha tea?? Check out this cool video and the links below.


Matcha DNA™ tea is organically grown and hand picked. It can been made as delicious tea, latte, martini or used in food like green tea ice cream and cooking.

Few people know that the current practice of drinking powdered tea in the Japanese tea ceremony is actually from the song dynasty in China. It dates back to over 1,000 years ago. This practice was carried on in Japan and is now considered a pillar of Japanese culture. Today. once again high quality Matcha is being made in China.
The tea has a slightly different character than its Japanese counterpart. Both teas have a deep green color and thick, savory taste and texture. Both are high in EGCG and antioxidants. However, our Chinese MatchaDNA™ is smoother, without the bitterness, and has rich, smooth and fresh taste unlike any other!

  • 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Swiss Certified Organic - Never Irradiated - Not from Japan USDA Organic
  • ALL DAY ENERGY and FOCUS: Keep your focus and concentration with the natural energy slow release from Organic Matcha
  • AT BLOCKING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural boost your body's metabolism
  • OVER 10X MORE ANTIOXIDANTS as compared to brewed green tea
  • BPA-FREE PACKAGING: Vacuum Sealed in BPA-Free Foil pouches for freshness

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Amazing Recipe (Sesame Zucchini Noodles) and Review with Jiva Organics Black Sesame Seeds #jivaorganics

Hello Dear Readers:

 I have the most amazing recipe to share with you. I discovered it while searching Pinterest for something to use my zucchini from our CSA farm and these delicious and nutritious sesame seeds from Jiva Organics. without further ado:

Sesame zucchini noodles (inspired by the recipe found at : Zen Belly Catering )

prep time: 30 minutes  |  cook time: 0  |  serves: 4

2 pounds zucchini (about 6 medium)
1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
1/4 cup tahini
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 small bunch scallions, sliced
2 tablespoons black  sesame seeds
    • Peel the zucchini (if desired) use a spiral slicer to make the zucchini pasta.
    • Place in a colander and toss with the salt. Allow to sit and sweat out the excess liquid for 20 to 30 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, mix together the tahini, grated ginger, coconut aminos, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
    • Once the zucchini noodles have sat for 20 to 30 minutes, give them a rinse under cold water and drain them well. Dump them out onto several layers of paper towels or a kitchen towel to get out any excess moisture.
    • Stir the noodles into the sauce and top with the sliced scallions, and sesame seeds.
I used these amazing  Organic Black Sesame Seeds from Jiva Organics.  Jiva Organics is a line of certified organic spices that offer a tremendous value over mainstream alternatives.  This is a USDA certified organic Black Sesame that is of extremely high quality and perfect for your next Indian/Pakistani dish. This product is being sold exclusively on HERE.

They were delicious and added that perfect healthy crunch to this dish!!

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Review: Hotter Neon Shoes, Britian's favourite comfort shoes #comfortconcept

Hello Dear Readers:

  I am always on the hunt for comfortable shoes...and even though I usually buy stacked heels, platforms and higher heeled shoes, I need to wear more sneakers and flats. I love my gym sneakers but hate to wear them out...and then I saw these cute, cute Hotter Neon shoes (Britain’s favourite comfort shoes) and I knew they were the perfect combination of flat and sneaker. Fashionable, great support and long lasting and durable. And they are cute!!! And right now they are on sale for $59 , what a great deal.

I chose to review the Neon shoes in Black and they are sleek and shiny. They have a cool eye catching snake print and suede finish and with a structured arch and cupped heel, they provide support and flexibility.

  • Arch support & cupped heel for greater fit
  • Groove sole for added flex
  • Extra padding for extra cushioning
  • Removable Insoles: Yes
  • Fastening Style: Lace Up
  • Heel Height: 30mm, 1 1/4 inches

More info from the company:
"Step into our world of stylish, comfortable Hotter shoes – designed to create the perfect fit.  We’ve been designing and making shoes in the UK since 1959 and we’re delighted to present our Spring/Summer collection which is filled with shoes to fall in love with.

Designers at Hotter have created a shoe collection filled with timeless style and ageless appeal. For the brightest and warmest of seasons they’ve introduced a kaleidoscope of colour from shades of sweet fondant fancy to bright colour pops.

Every pair of Hotter shoes has secret Comfort Concept® features including :  

  • Super Soft Leathers
  • Lightweight and flexible soles
  • Cushioning at heels, collars and tongues
  • Breathable leathers
  • Wiggle room for toes
  • Fittings including extra wide and half sizes
  • Ladies sizes 5 - 11

Hotter is Britain’s biggest shoe manufacturer, making a pair of shoes every 20 seconds in our factory and we’re hoping to make the US Hotter …. one step at a time.  Customers across the US can buy in confidence thanks to our 100% Happy Guarantee which makes exchanges and returns hassle free.  Shoes can be bought at or by phoning our friendly UK call centre advisors toll free on 1 866 378 7811.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review: StyloPhora Ice Ball Molds for Drinks

Hello Dear Readers:

I have 3 parties coming up in the beginning of August, and that is just for now. I plan on throwing many,many parties as Ana grows up and we enjoy our big ole house more. Outdoor pool parties, bbqs, indoor dinner parties, themed parties, you name it. So I love hostessing and any item that makes it easier and fun is ok by me. I love these ice  ball molds, they make drinking fun. And , they are super easy to use. I just might make a whole bunch for my 40th in a couple of weeks. Besides filling the molds with water, I could use my day old coffee and make iced coffee balls to stick in my iced coffee, Brill!!! Here is my ice ball:

Cool huh?

Want more info on how to make these? Check out the cool,easy video and info below (from the company):

" Do You Want Chilled Drinks-In Half the Time with Minimal Dilution? If you've also had good quality drinks ruined by fast melting ice, Ice Ball Molds by StyloPhora are the answer you've been waiting for! "

How to make (watch video):



  •  Original StyloPhora Funnel Included in the Pack!
  •  Slow Melting due to Large surface area
  •  Chills your Drinks Faster
  •  Never Dilute your Favourite Drinks Again
  •  Pack of 3 Molds so you Never run out.
  •  Re-use molds time and time again.

Add some Class to your Glass! Not only do these ice balls prevent dilution of your drinks and chill them quickly, They also look Great and add some Class to your favourite Drinks. Impress your Friends and bring excitement to your Party - Ice Ball Molds will add Style to Any Drink. - Great Ice Breaker at Parties. - Create Healthy Juice ice balls for Kids. - Great Gift Idea.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Garcinia Cambogia Extract by Natural Nutrition Labs Review #NaturalNutritionLabs

Hello Dear Readers:

Garcinia Cambogia has become a part of my daily routine. I  take a couple of capsules before breakfast or  before any higher fat meal that I might eat.  Garcinia Cambogia Extract Appetite Suppressant works so well for me , when combined with a healthy eating plan and lots of exercis and of course, lots of water. Lots and lots of liquids.  Have you ever heard of GC?? Well, it is super hot right now and here are all of the deets:

From Natural Nutrition Labs:

"Natural Nutrition Labs Premium Garcinia Cambogia extract is produced in the USA using 60% HCA to produce a fast acting weight loss supplement.
How Garcinia Cambogia Works:
Dr Oz recommended Garcinia Cambogia calling it "The most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss to date". The rind of the fruit Garcinia Cambogia, called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), is responsible for its powerful weight loss properties. HCA helps weight loss by:

* Blocking An Enzyme That Helps Produce Body Fat
* Suppressing Your Appetite By Increasing Serotonin

A study by Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism in 2004 stated that people who added this ingredient appeared to lose up to three times more weight.

Natural Nutrition Labs Garcinia Cambogia: Why It Works

Dr Oz and independent bodies suggested you should look for Garcinia Cambogia that has

* 60% HCA: Our product uses 60% HCA, many offer inferior 50%
* 3000mg is the maximum daily dosage recommended:Many suppliers below 3000mg daily, we offer the FULL 3000mg.

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