Thursday, January 29, 2015

Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals

I received these products for free to review.

Hey everyone! I hope you don't mind but this is actually a multi product review. I have tried a lot of different things from this company and fully think that they have excellent quality across the board. For your convenience I've decided to go ahead and put links to the products on the first mention of their name and at the bottom where I usually put the product link I will put the sellers page on Amazon instead.

OK so the first product I tried was the  Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Peppermint oil I decided to make my own mouthwash back when I got the Xylitol so I was super excited to get peppermint oil. I dumped the rest of a medium sized bottle of Listerine, rinsed it well, added about 1\4 cup of the Xylitol, filled it up with water then added about ten drops of the peppermint oil. Wow that was really really strong. I could have went with 5 and still had a good peppermint flavor. It works well and makes my mouth feel really really clean. I used it more ways but I'll get into that some more later. The bottles they come in are perfect for essential oils. A nice amber glass bottle with a lid and a separate glass dropper that can even be pulled apart to clean. All of their essential oils come packaged this same way and in a nice individual box as well to prevent breakage and none of them were leaking in any way.

The next item I tried was the Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Rosehip Oil. Now when I was asked to review this I had to do some research because I had no idea what it was. Apparently it is good for tons of things (like most essential oils actually) some examples I found are for stretch marks, skin conditions like eczema, wrinkles, brittle nails, dry hair... So I decided to try it out first by putting a drop, undiluted, on each of my nails and rubbing it in. Despite the fact that my finger tips were entirely saturated within minutes it had completely absorbed into my skin and nails heaving no trace other than my nails being shiny. So I decided to get brave and add a little on my face and elbows. It absorbed just as fast in both areas but didn't entirely make my elbows suddenly soft. As they are really bad though I have high hopes continuing to use these oils will help. I don't really like the smell of this. Kind of smells like old lady perfume or like the perfumed powders or something. It is very light though so not much of a worry.

OK this was not the next item I tried but as it is the last of the essential oils I'm putting it here the Magestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Lemon oil. Now I've had lemon oil before and it is great for lots of things including cleaning and polishing wood. I've also used it as bath oil and in baking soda as a carpet freshener. It is lovely mixed with lavender oil too. But this time I used it to add a nice fresh scent to my hair and to make the kids some mouthwash (they didn't care for my peppermint kind but loved this one) it has a taste and smell reminiscent of lemon pez and lemon zest (which is of course where they get the oil)

Up next is their Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Indian healing clay. Now I initially thought this was a clay mask. I was actually very pleased when I found out that it isn't a prepared mask just the sodium bentonite powder, meaning that I can make my own face mask, with whatever benefits I want at the moment, or even just the plain clay. You can also put it in your bath water and it says it is good for like a million things which I didn't personally verify all I know is I made a batch up with water, the clay powder, and a single drop of peppermint oil cause I like tingly cool masks. **as a note put the water in the bowl first and you shouldn't use metal but I don't really know why** It was awesome! My cheeks in the freckle zone have been feeling very bumpy for quite awhile now, I think clogged pores but I couldn't get it to feel clean no matter what I did. So I put some of my homemade mask on my face and let it sit for 15 minutes (I applied it fairly thick so it didn't quite dry) and rinsed it off with a wet rag and my whole face was smooth and tingly. I do suggest having a container with a lid (or you know a group of friends around) because it makes a lot more than you would think (I used a toddler spoon and still had way more than enough, I could probably have used it 3-4 times with the amount I made.) I think I'm going to go again today to get the last few bumps out but my skin looks and feels great and I'm looking forward to playing around with different formulas.

Up next Majestic Pure Fractionated coconut oil. The best I can tell is this coconut oil is still the cold pressed virgin coconut oil but with some parts removed to stabilize it and give it a longer shelf life. It stays liquid instead of solidifying at room temperature which makes it great as a carrier oil and for using it on your hair in the winter. Some things I've mixed coconut oil in before have to be melted and remixed before I can use them, with this its not an issue. I used it as an oil treatment in my hair and randomly as lip gloss. I think the best thing about it is I can leave my fancy delicious coconut oil in the kitchen and keep this one in the bathroom for beauty uses.

The last thing I have to try is Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Vitamin C Serum. Now what makes this serum different from others is that it is a blend of 20% vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, vitamin e, and ferulic acid. Most just have the first two ingredients. On top of that it smells really really good like roses and absorbs super fast. Of course vitamin c is super good for you whether its on your skin or in your food but in this serum its meant to help fight the signs or aging, all I know is it makes my skin feel good. I think I may add some to my next batch of face mask too.
I am really loving everything this company has let me test out for you if you'd like to see what all they carry you can check out their shop on amazon here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hango Lunch bags

I recieved this product for free to review.

Hey everyone! Well my first impression of this product was really the last I expected. Fancy, high quality, well made. I mean the presentation is impressive! They come inside a nice cloth bag,

the kind with the drawstrings at the top that I've seen people use in place of book bags at times, but you know a smaller version, nice material. Then once you get them out they are actually folded in a way that I just found ingenious. The way its folded makes them about the size of a clutch bag and a take along makeup bag respectively. The color choice is really gorgeous and I don't care for pink myself usually but this one is kind of deep and toned down not bright or baby and really says woman all over not girl the golden brown accent is also a really nice choice. Back to the fold for a moment, if you were to pack your lunch without tupperwares you could easily fold this back down and stick it in your purse or briefcase for the way home, very compact. Having them in 2 different sizes is nice too since of course the more empty space in the bag the harder it is to keep it cool so if you were just having a wrap some hummus and a few pretzels for lunch you could bring the small bag where as a large salad or your day to bring lunch to share with a friend or perhaps extras because you are working late and you could really use the larger bag. I could definitely also see it as something cute for a mommy/daughter thing. Or a father son thing if you go for the black color. It insulates really well and the only thing I didn't like about it was when I first got it it had the new plastic smell. It went away quickly though so all is well. If you would like to pick up a set for yourself you can do so here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kitchen Supreme spiralizer

I received this product for free to review

Hey everyone!
So awhile back I went on a bit of a no processed carbs bender or something of the sort so I basically tried to get by without eating like bread and pasta. It started off without potatoes and rice too but I decided they were natural enough and ended up giving up on the whole thing eventually though I did feel great and figured out a lot of new recipes that I loved (omg almond flour pancakes!) But during this time I was dying to get ahold of one of these bad boys. Yeah I did the spaghetti squash thing and it was delicious but honestly presents a lot of problems in and of itself such as it ts a pain to cut raw, it isnt easy to find most of the year, it takes forever to cook, you get what you get its not easy to adjust the meal size especially if its last minute. Hence the reason I've been drooling over a spiralizer you can turn your basic easy to find most of the time yellow and zucchini squash in to a pasta like substance. Its really easy to point out the benefits in subbing squash (or carrots even for that matter) for pasta I mean its a great idea to always have vegetables as your filler as opposed to starches which are basically just sugar as far as your body sees it. Anyway back to the product at hand.
I've read a lot of reviews complaining about the size of some spiralizers being bulky I can bet this one never gets that particular complaint as it is smaller than a soda can in both height and girth also comes in a nice drawstring bag with a weird cap thing and a cleaning brush.

It is very straightforward having two cutting edges one on either end one being smaller than the other (no indication short of studying the blades on which is which though) It is a very simplistic tool as you simply insert the veggie of your choice into the end and twist as long strings of it are shaved off the outside. This really worked great with the zucchini. Well, once I switched it to the larger size (that the instructions clearly say to use) and once the end nub is gone or else it clogs up. Cutting of the end nub before hand did not solve this problem, the same thing happened with each zucchini. I did get an impressive bowl of znoodles?

Made up some sauce and boiled some water once the water is boiling hard dump the noodles in and stir it let it go for a minute. Just the one. And drain it. I then put a little olive oil salt and pepper on the zucchini mixed that up and served with some basic spaghetti sauce. Even the kids devoured it but then my kids are weird and therefore love veggies anyway but they liked it better than regular spaghetti noodles. Unfortunately I did not make enough in my first batch so after eating what was there (I only cooked 3 zucchini) I decided to try it out with some summer squash. Wow the yellow squash was very difficult. It seemed like it clogged up every 3 turns of the squash and didn't at any point have a neat little core leftover. I would suggest trying to a scoop it out. I don't know what was such a big difference with the yellow squash and it did still make nice noodles (in fact I preferred the summer squash to the zucchini) but having to push out a chunk of flesh every minute is annoying. It also glaringly pointed out another maybe issue. Given its small stature and the fact you have basically a metal sheet to hold onto it is very hard on your hands.

I was hoping to use this a lot too and I probably still will but that is definitely something to consider. As others pointed out I don't see a use for the cap thing as it doesn't hold onto anything and instead just twists and tears into the top. I also found it pretty difficult to clean even with the provided brush. It made me decide that I really do want a spiralizer but I will always wonder if maybe they sacrificed ease of use a bit to override the space factor. In any case it does make great noodles and since I haven't tried another yet I would still recommended it for someone looking to try a spiralizer. It comes with 2 e-books one full of recipes (mostly vegan some even raw vegan I noticed) and one full of great "getting healthy" tips which were both really very nice. If you'd like to pick one up yourself you can do so here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

100 glow stick bracelets

I received this product for free to review.

Hey everyone! Well this one is mostly just for fun. So what did I do with 100 glow sticks? Well with 12 of them, the kids had an impromptu glow stick party in their bedroom, unfortunately my phone was dead so I didn't get any pictures of that.

Of the next 18, 2 were dead and I took 16 of them to turn my hula hoop into the glow in the dark variety. That was amazingly fun and it glowed all night. I caught it still glowing strong at 6:30 am when the alarm went off that was like 10 hours after I cracked them. Now I really don't know what to do with the other 70 lol maybe I'll make a glowing skirt with them? Who knows? (does sound like fun though.) All I can say is this tube is a great value and 100 glow stick bracelets ( with connecters) are a lot more than you think and so much fun!! If you would like to pick some up for yourself you can do so here. Oh and just for you my loyal readers here is a 50% off code when you order it off of Amazon 50GLOWST enjoy!!


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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Power Theory credit card sized 2500mah battery charger

I recieved this product for free to review.

But it is so freaking cool! OK this one doesn't have a huge capacity or a fancy LCD display but it is tiny! What makes it even cooler is it not only comes with a built in charging cable, cable to charge it, and a micro USB to lightning (apple) charger converter and a micro USB protector but the fact that you can stash the converter inside the tiny device is just icing on the cake.

It charges pretty quickly and gave my kids kindle fire HD an extra 25% battery life which I totally needed to keep them occupied whilst getting my wisdom teeth extracted!! Its small enough to fit in your pocket and you don't have to have the attached cord removed to charge it up which also happens fast. I don't have an iPhone or iPad but it is still cool that I have the capability to charge a friends if need be so its a huge bonus! What I really like about it the most though is all you need is the unit to use it. No extra cords or anything which makes it truly emergency ready. It is slightly larger than a credit card though. If you would like to pick one up for your self you can do so here.