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A year or so ago I was introduced to deVine Beauty in an Ipsy bag and have been intrigued with their products so naturally when they reached out to me to test a few I was definitely excited.  Who wouldn’t be excited to try something that is all natural and has anti-aging benefits packed into a lip balm?  Capturing the magic of Red Wine Grape, deVine offers a variety of lip products that have antioxidants to help promote healing while offering delectible scents, colors and flavors to leave your lips feeling soft and beautiful.  deVine Beauty also offers skin care products like body lotions and hand creams, bar soap and more.

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With Resveratrol, Grapeseed Oil and Red Wine Antioxidants to help promote healing, the deVine lip products come in a variety of colors and flavors and offer you great products that are made in the USA.  Each item is hand-picked and packed from Westmont, Illinois.  The company believes in women, wine & everything deVine and strives to offer you a delectable elixir of products for women (and men) to enjoy.  I had the opportunity to try out three different products from deVine:  The Rose Glycerin Bar Soap $6.95 each (4 oz.), deVine Lip Shimmers $6.00 and Sangria Lip Shades with SPF 15 $4.00.

The Rose Glycerin Bar Soap is a nice Glycerin bar that leaves your skin feeling moisturized and soft.  I enjoy using this during my morning shower to help awaken my senses and really just soften my skin to prep for my day.  It has a light hint of rose fragrance, not strong enough to cause my allergies to go crazy, but still fragrant enough so that I can smell the sweet scent.  I really like this soap and overall I think it’s something worth checking out.

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The deVine Lip Shimmers are a nice addition to my lip balm collection.  I got them in Bordeaux and Cabernet.  Each lippy has a light hint of color, offering your lips sheer color for when you’re on the go and want a little something extra.  I like that they are hydrating and since I have tried these before via my Ipsy bag a year or so ago, I think my opinion on them are still the same.  They leave my lips feeling nice and soft but I love the hint of color they offer.  They have a light scent and taste to them, but not enough for me to pin point a particular flavor or fragrance.  I’m quite amazed with the color they offer and since I don’t use makeup daily, these make great additions to my every day look and really perk up my lips.

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The Sangria Lip Shades with SPF 15 are colorless but I really like the flavor of these.  They are what I throw in my purse on a daily basis to use along side some of my favorite lip balms.  They not only offer that SPF products that I love, but they are so handy to have and easy to take on the go.  Though they don’t offer any lip color, these are perfect to use beneath your favorite lip shades to give you that extra protection your pout needs, especially during the summer months.

Sadly, I couldn’t find the full list of ingredients on their website, but overall I do enjoy the anti-aging benefits and ingredients I do know about.  I have noticed with the lip products that my lips feel softer and take on lip color very nicely and evenly since I’ve been using these products.  My lips seem to love them and while they are not my only lip balm I use, I do reach for these often and especially the deVine Lip Shimmers on days when I am not wanting any makeup but need a little color to my lips.

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If you are looking for something that is reasonably priced that offer ingredients that are good for you – I definitely suggest checking these out.  A lip product that offers Resveratrol and red wine antioxidants is surely something I don’t mind using on my lips.  I love that my lips feel plumper, look less stressed and aged and feel nice and soft thanks to the great ingredient of Resveratrol in these lippies.  The bar of soap is definitely a great thing and I look forward to trying some of the other body care products available from deVine Shimmer soon.

What about you, have you heard of or tried anything from deVine beauty before?  If so, what have you tried and if not – what do you think about this brand offering you the benefits of wine?

You can purchase these products and more at: http://www.devineshimmers.com/

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I can’t believe the boys are heading back to school in a week or so.  It seems like their summer months completely flew by and we didn’t get as much play time as we would like.  But, as we prep for back to school, I’m reminded to share with you a product that has been essential for my son as a teenager.  Do you have kids that play sports?  If so, a good bag or duffel that can take them from school to sports is important.  Our Kevin finished up his Basketball season a month ago and carried with him a duffel from Lewis N. Clark.  And, as we prep him and the twins for a season of Pop Warner Football, my eldest is ready to take his duffel bag with him.

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When it comes to carrying your sports gear, you really need something that is durable and that can withstand any heavy gear as well as daily use.  Over the years my son has gone through a variety of different bags and usually at season end, he’s retiring one and we need to pick up another for his next sport that starts shortly after.  Kevin has been using the Lewis N. Clark duffel as his daily bag, taking his basketball gear with him and then even took it with him when he was off to camp at the beginning of July.  It’s held up well and still looks like it’s brand new.  For a teenager that tosses his things when he’s on the go – I was amazed that it lasted as well as it did and how great it looks after months of heavy use.

Now that Kevin’s off to football season, this Lewis N. Clark duffel bag will be carrying his football gear – helmet, pads, cleats and extra clothes.  He’s excited to be able to use a bag that he likes through football season because it was so durable it held up all through basketball season and summer camp.  I will definitely come back & update the wear and tear on the duffel bag once it makes it’s way through football season.

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This Lewis N. Clark Duffel Bag retails for $56.49.  It’s dimensions are 18 in. x 36 in. x 18 in. and this duffel fits A LOT of stuff.  My son packed a week’s worth of clothes, towels and gear for summer camp and was able to fit it all inside the bag.  This bag features multiple interior and exterior pockets which make it great for separating items and storage.  It has a padded shoulder strap, which my son LOVES because his gear can often be so heavy, that it really helps and aids in him carrying it.  He did mention that he wished the straps could be adjusted a little more than it current can, because it’s still a little long for him at its shortest length – but it was still doable and able to be used.

You get carry handles with hook and loop fasteners to give you options on carrying your bag and the shoulder strap is detachable in case you want to just use the traditional side grab handles to hold your bag.  The grab handles are padded which make it comfortable to hold.  The inner zippered pocket allows you to also carry your essentials out of site to help with storage but also deter theft since it’s out of sight, out of mind.

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The zippers are heavy duty nylon and have lasted through stuffing this bag and daily use.  But, what I love the most about this is that it has the ability to be folded down into a small square and packed away easily while it’s not in use.  The storage pouch that holds the bag when it’s folded doubles as an inner pocket as well.  The bag is constructed of weatherproof 900D polyester which makes it a great companion for holding your hiking gear or for outdoor activities like rafting down a river or skiiing in the mountains.

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If you are an outdoor lover, enjoy traveling or just want a new duffel bag to have in your life, I highly suggest this one.  If any bag can take the beating my sons dish out to it and still look like it’s brand new – I think it deserves an award all on its own.  This bag is awesome and I know it comes in other sizes as well.  Considering the price point and the quality you are getting, it can’t be beat.  My sons are active boys and keep busy and they need products that can withstand the abuse they will put them through.  After having this bag for 6 months and using it daily, I have noticed how well it has held up and I like it.  I’ll be picking up two more so the twins can each have their own as well.

Have you tried anything from Lewis N. Clark before?  This is one of several different products that we have had the opportunity to try out and have enjoyed it.  You can check out what Lewis N. Clark has to offer on their website: http://lewisnclark.com/

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Disclaimer:  The product mentioned and featured in this post was sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and this is not a sponsored post.