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We are smack dab in the middle of winter and boy oh boy is my body really taking a beating. I’m just thankful and lucky that I have a list of favorite products that are my go-to when we’re experiencing dry, cold weather. Lately, I’ve noticed a decrease in the plumpness of my lips, whether it be the cold or just the fact that I’m getting older. So, I’m glad that the PMD Kiss is to the rescue.
Over the last month and a half (maybe longer), I’ve been using the PMD Kiss device. The PMD Kiss is a smart anti-aging lip plumping treatment that uses pulsating vacuum technology to create a fuller appearance of lip volume. It also restores the youthfulness to your lips and with daily use, the PMD Kiss will boost collagen and create a long-lasting plumped result.
This week I’ll be turning 38 and I noticed that after having my children, my very plump lips (at one time) have shrunk a bit. Having worked for a plastic surgeon, I wasn’t too keen on lip injections or fillers and when I was given the opportunity to try another PMD product (a brand I know and love), I couldn’t have been more excited. As we age, our lips basically lose volume and color (I’ve definitely lost a lot of pigmentation in my lips) and we begin to see more lip lines and wrinkles. The PMD Kiss is to the rescue to help us get youthful, sexy lips.
“I love that my lips look plumper, have fewer wrinkles and lines and have more of its original color to them while still looking natural and sexy.”
The PMD Kiss safely plumps your lips in a matter of minutes and provides you with visible results that literally last for hours. With continued use (I use mine daily), the PMD Kiss helps to boosts your collagen in the lips which increases the look of fullness and fades the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles. I especially love that it revitalizes my natural lip color that I’ve lost over the years.
After the first time using the PMD Kiss, I noticed immediately the change in my natural lip. My lips felt softer and looked much plumper than before but the process itself didn’t leave my lips bruised. Furthermore, it was basically pain-free to do. Simply apply the device to the six sections of your lip (a guideline/diagram is included in your package) and use daily or as needed. Just a minute or two of time each day and you will notice results that are definitely lasting.
How to use: Apply PMD Kiss Smart Lip Plumping Serum onto your clean, dry lips. Power on the PMD Kiss and place the plumping tip firmly and directly onto your lip making sure you are creating a tight seal for suction. Use the PMD in the 6 sections outlined in the diagram (you’ll hear and feel the device working). Allow PMD Kiss to pulse 15-20 times on each section of your lips.
In the package, you will receive the following products: The PMD Kiss and a Smart Lip Plumping Serum. A total retail value of $139.00 for both.
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After using this device and serum for more than a month, I am absolutely loving it and it has easily become one of my favorite skincare devices. I love that my lips look plumper, have fewer wrinkles and lines and have more of its original color to them while still looking natural and sexy. If there is anything I’m not a fan of, it’s overdone or fake lips and this product definitely gives me the right amount of lip love.
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In December of last year, I shared with all of you about the HiMirror and what it has done for me. I would never have imagined that something like this would make its way to the market while I was still alive. And, I have loved using this unique tool now over the last 10 months or so and it’s become a part of my everyday skin care regimen. While I’m always amazed at the fun and interesting technology finds that make its way into the beauty community I’m also excited to see how they improve our beauty routines. While the first HiMirror has wowed me tremendously, I was so excited to share the newest from the brand. Today I introduce you to the HiMirror Plus. Are you ready to get the lowdown on this beauty?
While the HiMirror Plus is a smart mirror just like it’s sister the original HiMirror, there have been a plethora of upgrades that make this new mirror fun and definitely change up your beauty routine as you know it. A Smarter Beauty technology that takes your skin care game to new levels, offering innovative technology with the ease of an at-home beauty consultant.
Installation of this bad gal was easy and very quick. I decided that instead of mounting the mirror to my door as I did with the first HiMirror, that I wanted to have it on my little makeup table so it was available for me each day. A simple little frame, which I purchased on my own, made a great accompaniment.
The set up for the HiMirror Plus was quite easy to do and the instructions along with a handy YouTube video to follow made it a breeze. You do need to have your mirror near a plug so that you can plug it in and of course, you must have a WiFi connection to connect to the mirror. The app to help with analyzing and set up is available on iPhone or Android (I have Android) and it’s as easy as answering a few skin care questions. The setup process takes about 5 minutes and while it takes a little getting used to the actual use of the product, it’s fairly easy once you get started.
Once set up – you can start using your HiMirror Plus. Each scan of your face will analyze the following things:
HiMirror Plus can track your skin’s progress each day and record your skin’s current condition while comparing it to those from previous months. This Personal Beauty System provides you with a comparison so you can see which products are really working for you and which are not.
The HiMirror Plus also understands your skin care and personal needs. It will pinpoint areas on the face where you have individual areas that may need treatment, like:
These areas will be marked by the level of intensity compared to your overall complexion. This information is very useful in keeping up with the proper skin care regimen and products.
The HiMirror Plus has an HD camera that works to analyze your skin but also provides you with face recognition each time you turn on your camera. You can close and open the shutter to keep your privacy but this very awesome camera will detect your dark spots, redness, pores, fine lines, texture and so much more on your skin. Each time you take a photo with this camera, it will track your skins progress over time and give you tips on how you can improve your skin’s overall condition. It’s definitely a high-tech skin care loving friend that I think every girl needs.
What’s great about the HiMirror Plus is that it also offers voice recognition. This handy tool has been making it a little easier for me to operate the mirror when I’m not feeling the hand gestures that day.
The HiMirror Plus offers a variety of new upgrades as I stated before and that includes updates to the software. You can keep on top of your local weather, news and even listen to music without leaving the mirrors side. All of the mirror’s options give you a variety of selections for you to choose from. The HiMirror is powered by Big Data but all of your personal information is kept completely private and monitoring your skin care is easy with the mirror or smartphone app which is free to download.
The HiMirror Plus also has an additional tool to help with your skincare regimen. The HiSkin is a cool little device that you can purchase separately and connect to your HiMirror or phone via Bluetooth. You can use this handy tool to get accurate readings of your skin in the particular areas for a better analysis.
“This isn’t a cure-all or electronic technological fountain of youth, but more like an assistant to keep you on track.”
The HiMirror Plus is more than a Beauty Consultant, it offers you a variety of tools at your fingertips. You can magnify your beauty with HiMirror’s specialized lens and magnifying feature. There are two new zoom options now available offering you actual photo size, 2x and 3x zoom.
Like with all products I’ve tried, there are many benefits in my opinion – or pros, as well as cons. I think while the pros surely out-weight the cons, I did want to make a notation of some of the things that could use some adjustments to.
Hand gestures: Using the hand gestures is still something I need to get used to. My arm gets tired after trying many times to select an option. I know that it’s a matter of how the mirror is mounted and how fast you move your hand, but I’d love to see a touchscreen version to provide more ease. The voice recognition is definitely helpful, but my arms are tired.
Scanning products using the bar code to add to your Beauty Box: This is actually a very easy thing to use, however, I don’t ever keep my boxes for products so that means that if I want to add it to my beauty box, I have to scan the product before throwing the box out. It may seem like no big deal to do, but it can be cumbersome at times and that extra step can be a pain.
The dreaded cord: This one is probably the hardest for me to get over. The cord is not very long, so while it may seem like it’s not that big of a deal, for me, it can be. I don’t have an open plug near my makeup area so I have to plug in an extension and drag it into the corner to use it. A cordless version would be great, especially since I’m a clutz and have already knocked it down twice because I tripped on the cord.
Overall, I have to say that I’ve become accustomed to using the HiMirror Plus (and prior to that the HiMirror) so it’s easily a favorite tool in my beauty routine. Since I suffer from sensitive skin, this has been a tool that has totally made a difference in how I treat and care for my skin. I’m optimistic that HiMirror will continue to make additional improvements to make the device much more user-friendly. But, I do believe that with the options currently available, this product is genius and worth every penny. If you are someone who loves new inventions and looking for smarter beauty options, you will love this at-home beauty consultant. Of course, I try to keep it as real as I possibly can here, no frills or pretty pictures to entice you, just my thoughts on the product itself. I found that after using the original HiMirror over the last year (just about), that I was able to make it work for me and figured out what I needed to improve on when it comes to my skin. This isn’t a cure-all or electronic technological fountain of youth, but more like an assistant to keep you on track.
A few updates on HiMirror…
HiMirror recently launched their remote control on August 18th. Woohoo! So, both HiMirror and HiMirror Plus bundles are available that include the remote control as an option. Prices for each bundle are:
HiMirror + Remote Control: $149 + Free Shipping
HiMirror Plus + Remote Control: $229 + Free Shipping
There is currently a promo code valid for accessories for the HiMirror/HiMirror Plus which include — Stand, HiSkin, Smart Body Scale. Use Code: BCLA17 at the HiMirror Website.
I definitely suggest checking out this Personal Beauty System that will offer you skin analysis, skincare tips and so much more. Head on over to the HiMirror Plus Website and get all the details and see if this is the tool you need to up your skincare game.
Be sure to head on over to a few of my blogger friends and see what they have to say about the HiMirror Plus too:
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the PRIMP Network in collaboration with HiMirror Plus. The product featured was also provided for review and feature. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased, as with anything you see or read about on this site. Affiliate links may be posted throughout.
*This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
A Smart Mirror? Hmmm… I shall say that I definitely do love trying out new tech gadgets, especially when they have to do with beauty, but I honestly didn’t think I’d be trying out a cool “tech mirror” in this day. I was quite excited to get my hands on this product and put it through the testing and trying I do with all my products and today I’m finally sharing my thoughts on this product with all of you. The HiMirror is what we are chatting about today on Honeygirl’s World.
So, what in the world is the HiMirror anyway? This interesting device was created to help you assess and analyze your skin’s conditions – including wrinkles, fine lines, your complexion and dark circles and spots, red spots and pores. This interesting device helps you to effectively and efficiently target your problem areas so you can move toward your ultimate beauty goals. How many products out there can you attribute to actually recognizing and identifying problem areas so you can adjust your skin care routine accordingly?
This mirror is basically your in-home beauty consultant that helps you get your skin care in check. The HiMirror weighs just 5.5 lbs and is built with an HD (High Definition) camera to allow you to use the mirror with facial recognition and to take your photos for results and comparison. This camera also allows you to close it when not in use, so you don’t have to worry about being filmed while the mirror is on or plugged in. It is perfect for daily use since you can close the camera lens after you’re done. You can use the mirror by operating with hand gestures or by voice commands and I love that you have the option of also using the “mirror” as an actual mirror when you’re not using the technological aspect of it.
Using the mirror and getting the hang of it is all a part of the fun, but I’ll be honest – it can all be a challenge while you’re getting the hang of it. My first challenge was trying to figure out how I can mount the mirror so I can use it with ease. I rent my house, so I couldn’t permanently drill any holes and the sticky adhesive provided by HiMirror did not like the compressed board door we have in our house, so my husband and I had to get a bit creative. However, once it was mounted, the fun began.
Starting with downloading the app to my cell phone (Android) and then setting up the WiFi connection with HiMirror took a little bit of time, but once the settings were inputted – the mirror was able to be used. It was just a matter of reaching directions and following them step by step to get everything going and an important reminder is to be patient. The HiMirror is new and because of this, they are still making updates consistently. That’s a great thing about being connect to WiFi though, the updates download when ever they are available – no need to download plugins, drivers or anything of the sort to update it.
The HiMirror analyzes the skin based on the following categories: Clarity, Texture, Firmness, Brightness and Healthiness and provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your skin so you can understand where your individual needs are: Dark Circles, Red Spots, Fine Lines, Complexion, Pores, Dark Spots, and Wrinkles. I was excited to see how I was doing with my skin care and loved that a product as this can give me a little help. Winter and colder months tend to really damage or take a toll on my skin and from the first use of this mirror a month ago to my current reading, I found that the cold definitely changed my skin dramatically. Breakouts, dark circles and a change in my skin’s clarity and texture have all changed over the month most likely resulting due to change in weather. Each time you use your mirror – you are provided with a breakdown of your skin’s analysis and you get to see an outline of your problem areas directly on your photo. I also enjoy that you get to compare your new photo (recently taken image) to your original picture.
As a beauty blogger, a product like the HiMirror really helps me to see what products are working or those that are not and see how the results are affecting my skin care at any given moment. The mirror provides me a break down of each category I mentioned and gives it a score from 0-100 to show you the areas that will need some improving or none at all.
The HiMirror also allows you to keep track of the products you use daily so that you can compare your skin care results with your products and taper your routine accordingly. Again, this is quite beneficial for someone like me who tends to try a variety of products at any given time. I can literally check out the products in “My Beauty Box” feature so that I can continue using what works or discontinue what doesn’t.
The HiMirror allows you to scan your products using the barcodes or taking a photo and entering in each product manually. Unfortunately, many of my products have barcodes on their original packaging (which I no longer have), so I had to skip this portion and plan to input and photograph the products to put into My Beauty Box at a later time. The process to do this is lengthy and you can use your cell phone app (to scan the barcode) or the actual camera on the mirror (to photography the product or scan barcode) to do this task, but I didn’t have much time to devote to inputting all of my products so I stopped after testing a few at a time.
With updates and a few tweaks to the HiMirror’s interface, I can see this mirror easily becoming a part of my skin care routine and assisting me with analyzing beauty products for my blog. The mirror offers a variety of awesome features that I have been enjoying checking out and playing with. A few of the features are: Internet Radio, Tracking and Managing your Weight with Smart Body Scale, News Feed and Headlines and Weather.
The music feature on this device is awesome and I have listened to a few fun internet radio stations while getting ready which is great. They are in the works of adding Spotify to the mix which I am looking forward to and I do love that you can use the Smart Body Scale and sync with your mirror to help analyze and work on your BMI, Weight Management, etc. When you turn on the mirror you also have the option of seeing a News Feed and Headlines which is cool and of course, you have the Weather and degrees in your location that you set up. All of these options are great and I love that they are available. I’ve spent so much time figuring out the skin care portion of this mirror that I haven’t devoted much time to learning these special options, but look forward to using it.
I think the HiMirror is definitely a fun and genius tool to explore. I really like it and have enjoyed using it the last month, while looking forward to getting to know it better. Since it’s fairly new – there are some things that I am not too fond of. Let’s talk about the hand gestures… my right arm has gotten a HUGE workout in using and getting to learn this mirror. Since the mirror is mainly controlled by gestures – you must get it spot on as the mirror is sensitive. I would have loved if it was touch screen and would have worked with the mirror being dirty. It’s a pain in the butt, but something that I have been able to work through with practice and using the mirror consistently. The power cord is VERY short. I have needed to plug in an extension cord in order to truly use the mirror where I am comfortable. I would love to see them make a longer version of the cord.
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But, I do like that the mirror has so many neat features. The mirror is a sophisticated device that is protected against spraying water or humidity, which makes it safe to install in the bathroom. The Quick Command Touch Keys on the side will not cause electric shock when touched with wet or damp hands. The HiMirror provides a skin analysis each time you use your unit, so you are able to keep track of what you need and while it is an investment, considering what you are getting with your mirror and the consistent updates to make improvements, it’s a pretty good investment if you are interested in skin care analysis.
Here’s the deal, the HiMirror can be considered a costly item… but you are stuck with your skin for a lifetime, so taking the proper care of it is ultimately important. If you’re a skin care lover then I think you’d enjoy something like this. The software and features are definitely a learning curve, but you get a product that could definitely change the beauty industry. I look forward to seeing the updates and improvements that HiMirror offers in the future.
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Have you heard of the HiMirror? If so, what are your thoughts on this product? If not, what are some cool beauty technology devices that you have seen that are interested to try?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased as with anything you read on this site.
With the boys back in school and in the middle of this year’s football season, we are busy trying to keep ourselves on task and focused while still finding time to enjoy those “life” moments. Our daily schedules keep us on our toes and we are constantly looking for ways to not only unwind but help assist us in our productivity and our daily tasks. It doesn’t matter if your a student, teacher or parent… the day to day can get the best of us so any help… counts! With everything we have available at our finger tips, I knew that there just had to be a way to find something that would not only keep us on task, but also help us relax, focus and unwind some. Thankfully, there is a solution and a little assistance to help us out. Whether it be on an android smart phone or tablet, free apps (actually free) from Amazon Underground are to the rescue.
When you’re looking for something to keep your kiddos busy or to help with learning their alphabets or reading, there are apps that can help. Interested in getting a bit more organized or need something to unwind and relax your brain for the day – hey, Amazon Underground Always Free apps got you covered. You never have to worry about your kids downloading apps and games that will cost you money and you can get access to over 3,000 apps and games that are 100% FREE. Simply download them from Amazon Underground to your Amazon Fire tablet or Android smartphone and you are good to go.
There are so many apps available in the Amazon Underground catalog that there is something there for anyone – my whole family is enjoying the selection. 100% free apps & games are a part of the Amazon Appstore with access to great content that you would normally have to pay for in “other” App and Playstores, but they are at zero cost through Amazon Underground. I am loving that some of my favorite games are available through access to premium apps and my family and I get to take advantage of the fun and convenience while we take a break from our busy day.
As a mother the Amazon Underground apps allow me to take my coloring on the go – letting me take a few minutes to focus on me while coloring – utilizing an easy app I love called Adult Coloring or Zen: Adult Coloring Book. When my family and I like to work our brains and have some fun together, we enjoy playing Brain It On! or some of our favorite games called Cut the Rope, Sonic Dash and Zootopia also make for some family enjoyment. For drawing, sketching and note taking, the app Notepad+ is also a great selection for fun as well as productivity.
On night that I need to unwind and relax and fall asleep soundly and easily, I love using the White Noise Sleep Aid – the Forest Noise is ideal for falling right asleep and feeling rested the next morning when I awake. You see, the options are endless and the Amazon Underground app store offers you a variety of selections for the busy mom and dad, student and school performance and studying and even the college bound teen that needs a little help making the transition.
If you are looking for something fun to do, get productive or organized or just have a little “me” time, I highly suggest checking out Amazon Underground. It’s easy to use and many apps and games are available at your fingertips.
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I have to admit, my husband and I have been using this unit from iTens for quite a few months, maybe 6 months or so… and I’m finally devoting some time to sit down and write about it. You see, pain is never something I enjoy writing about (who does, anyway?) so putting the effort into writing about something that makes me miserable (PAIN) is not a thing I enjoy doing. But, I really wanted to share this with you and my thoughts on the iTENS wearable electrotherapy tens unit device.
The iTENS unit retails for $99.00 and you can select between the Large Wings (pictured above) or the Small Wings. My husband and I opted for the Large Wings because it gives the maximum coverage for your pain sites and are designed to provide bigger coverage area of pain relief for the back, shoulder and other large treatment areas… all of which are locations that my husband and I experience tremendous and continuous pain.
The iTENS unit will give you up to 24 hours of use per charge for continuous pain relief and the gel pads that come with it are good for 10-12 applications. Each unit includes the following items:
iTENS Device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery (installed)
Large Wings with Laser printed silver conductive surface
Charging dock with USB charging cable
One set of reusable Gel Pads
Large Wing Span of 2.5″ x 6.5″
What makes the iTENS so unique is that it brings together wearable technology that meets digital health. This thin, lightweight and compact unit can be worn discreetly under your clothing and there are no wires to get in the way or get tangled with like a traditional tens unit. The fun part, is that the device can be easily controlled from the convenience of an app on your smart phone.
The state of the art APP and an energy efficient lithium-ion battery provide you with exceptional battery life for on the go and daily use while incorporating the advanced technology of TENS electronics. And, what we enjoy is that the tool and app actually help with managing your pain allowing you to have documentation at your finger tips for how long you used the unit, a way to track your pain results and where your pain is as well as where you applied your iTENS to your body. The settings for this device is so easy and you can easily apply different types of settings to your device based on your specific pain condition and location.
The iTENS is an FDA cleared, drug-free alternative for treatment of a variety of pain conditions. It’s shape is unique in that it allows for flexible and contoured fit around most joints and body parts. My husband and I especially enjoy that it fits perfectly on our back and in the curves where we need the pain relief. Like I mentioned previously, it’s very lightweight, thin and comfortable and you get medical grade strength without the prescription.
Now, I’m not sure if I mentioned before, but my husband and I own several tens unit devices as prescribed by our doctors. Between the two of us, we probably have 6 total (not included the iTENS) so we have definitely tried many on the market, both medical grade and over the counter. I love that the accessories to keep up with the iTENS and replacement is affordable. If you’ve ever had to buy replacement pads for a tens unit, you know that they can get costly and many times only last 2-3 times before the sticky is gone. The Peel-n-stick Gel pads for iTENS are available in all sizes for the iTENS device wings. The reusable gel pads are good for 10 applications (as I stated above) and each package contains 3 sets of these gel pads for just $6.99 – which is a good bargain considering you are getting 30+ uses in one gel pad refill box.
The iTENS offers muscle massage and muscle rehabilitation modes so you get the maximum in pain relief for joints and muscles as well as recovery after you have really stressed your muscles from sports, working out, etc. You also get a variety of accessories for your device so you can decide to get teh Long Strip Accessory which is designed for sciatic nerve, IT band, tendons and other long treatment areas or the small wing, all of which are interchangeable with the original device you have purchased.
I realize I have given you an overwhelming amount of information, but I honestly don’t know where to begin or where to start. I’m absolutely enjoy my iTENS device and my husband and I love the convenience of all the options available to us. I especially enjoy that the Bluetooth app enables me to use this product without being stopped up by wires or a bulky base that can keep me from really relaxing and enjoying the massage it offers. Replacement pads and accessories are reasonably priced and offer my husband and I a range of products at our finger tips and most importantly, it works. After using different tens units over the years, I know that they work well and I enjoy the fact that this one may look discreet and small but it surely packs a punch. If my husband can get a good massage and pain relief from a device that’s so small and tiny, through his muscles and all – I know anyone could benefit from the iTENS.
Now, yes – I was sent this product for review consideration and yes, I realize that it could seem that my opinion is biased… but let’s be honest here, if you’ve been on my site for a while, you know I have no problem talking about whether or not a product worked for me, whether it was sent for review or not. I can honestly say I am enjoying this product and so is my husband and we have bought replacement pads twice already. It’s worth looking into if you experience chronic pain like we do. And, if you’re over those bulky tens units you have been prescribed, I highly suggest checking this out. The investment is reasonable and actually quite affordable considering the relief you’ll get in the long run.
You can get more information or purchase an iTENS unit at: http://itens.com/
Thanks iTENS for sending this over to my husband and I. We love it and look forward to picking up all of the accessories and more. You have customers for life here.
Disclaimer: As stated in the post, I was sent this unit for review consideration and feature. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
As a busy mom, I’m always looking for ways to cut my cleaning time in half. Whether it be delegating the duties at home to a “willing” helper or accomplishing each chore a little at a time to get it done… I try my best to make it happen. Though, I’ll be honest – I always think to myself, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could all have our own personal Robot like they had in Bicentennial Man?” Well, not really… because I’d probably develop a motherly bond and have difficulty letting go, just knowing me… lol. But, I think I have a solution and my family and I have been loving it the last month. Today, I introduce you to bObi Kaho’ohanohano, the new baby in our house. But, bObi is not your traditional or typical baby. Nope – she is a robotic vacuum.
When my family and I was given the opportunity to give bObi a test run, let’s just say we were quite overjoyed and completely ecstatic to receive her. She came bundled in a sturdy box, well packaged and even included a little card that welcomed her to our family. The directions are easier to follow than I would have ever imagined and getting her going and started was a complete breeze. We were all excited to try her out… well, almost all of us. Ikaika who is our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is still currently on the fence about her and still hasn’t decided if he likes her or not.
Our family has a traditional vacuum, which I’ll be honest – I really enjoy. It does it’s job but obviously, it can’t do it without someone behind the wheel actually doing the vacuuming. I don’t mind running the vacuum, it’s kind of soothing – but finding the time in my hectic schedule can pose many issues. We have a small house in general, so a standard vacuum will surely do the job without issue in very little time, but finding the time in my day is what seems to be the biggest problem.
Immediately after receiving it, my boys were so excited, they couldn’t contain their excitement. While our living area is small, we were eager to try bObi out for ourselves. I plugged her in the night prior to let her charge through the evening and then the next day, we were able to take her for a run. Our biggest challenge is a small living area and the fact that things move around in our house consistently. The boys have a table they do their homework on and it gets folded up and put away when we vacuum usually, so we wanted to be able to leave it out and have bObi work around it. The vacuum learns a pattern of where everything is in the house, or you can easily use the remote control and guide it in the direction you want for yourself. There is also a sensor on the vacuum so you do not have to worry about it bumping into things. It has run me over a few times, but I noticed it’s normally when the sensor is on the opposite side of the unit.
bObi has a small sweeper attached to it with brushes that work to pick up all the little pieces or sweep them into the cleaner… it’s awesome. I love that it gets near to the base boards in my kitchen or in the areas where dog hair gets caught and sweeps it up quickly and easily. bObi does not get all the rubbish in certain areas all the time, but it’s still learning to make its way around our house the the boys ever-moving their things around the rooms. While it won’t get that piece of lint or hair the first run sometimes, as it comes back around – it picks it up and leaves my house clean. With bObi’s dirt sensors, she is determined to go back around and get it done – so no lint or dust will be left behind.
I set bObi on a timer so it will run a sweep through the house and kitchen area each day at 10am while I’m sitting at my desk working. It’s so convenient for us that I think our traditional vacuum is starting to feel a bit left out. I use bObi daily and run my traditional vacuum on Saturdays to get a really good, deep into the carpet clean. bObi will reach under the beds and tables and below the cabinets because she’s so petite. It’s nice not having to bend to get under those areas with my traditional vacuum.
bObi Classic retails for about $269.00 on Amazon ($749 USD on bobSweep website) and comes with all the attachments to get it done. A charge overnight and you’re good to go and ready to clean the next day. Mop, sweep, sanitize… have lots of fun and get a few moments of breathing time for yourself.
You can see bObi in action while she goes through our hang out area. As you can see, Ikaika (our dog) is not yet a fan. But, he’s warming up to her… especially since she keeps his area where he sleeps, nice and clean! We are looking to replace our carpet and I can’t wait to see how bObi performs on the new one.
Oh, I forgot my favorite part… bObi mops. My bObi unit comes with a mop extension and 2 mop cloths which can be attached to the unit to do a quick mop. bObi comes with a UV light that kills bacteria and filters the air with her built-in HEPA filter. She’s seriously genius! I use this specifically for my kitchen. This is the perfect way to “spot mop” or do a quick mop during the weekdays until I do my thorough cleaning and mopping on Saturdays.
Charging bObi is really easy. It comes with a charging station and you can either let it run it’s course for it’s usual vacuuming and let it return to its dock or press the “juice” button on bObi or the remote control and it finds the docking station and recharges itself… simple and easy.
I think technology advances are so fun and exciting and I’m so thankful to have bObi to help me complete a few of my chores – mopping & vacuuming… check! I have never tried a robotic vacuum before so this is an experience my family and I are enjoying and we’re very thankful for. If you are in the market for a new vacuum, I highly suggest giving bObi or any of the other bobSweep family members a try. After having bObi in our house for just about a month now, she’s settled in and is a great addition to our family. Even Ikaika is starting to enjoy her (since she’s so quiet in comparison to our traditional vacuum), he has made her his friend and even rides her from time to time, lol.
Now that you’re done reading my thoughts (and my family’s) on bObi, do you think she will join your family? We’re just a humble family with a little home that we love and I figured instead of staging or prettying up the post, you could see bObi in real life and experience what we experience – good cleaning and a little less hectic-ness and stress for mom. Hope you enjoyed!
Check out the rest of the bObi family here or the whole bobSweep family here.
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased as with anything I post on my site. Affiliate links are posted through out.
Oh – when it comes to skin care devices and products that state heavy claims on how they can tone my skin, make it look youthful and help with anti-aging, I’m always excited to try them out. I’m said it many times before, but I’m almost 40 (36 to be exact) and over the years I have always believed that proper skin care is the best way to prevent the signs of aging. So, when I read about and watch late night commercials (yes, I am a late night commercial person), I tend to really gravitate to the products to see if they really are what they claim. While up late a few months ago, I came across an infomercial regarding the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System. To say I was interested to not only test it out but to see how it worked on my skin, was an understatement, I was definitely intrigued. I was absolutely ecstatic when the PR Company for Conture reached out to me a few days later asking me to review and test out their product and I couldn’t wait till it arrived so I could test it out for myself.
Now, if you’ve been on my site before – you know that when it comes to skin care, I have tried my fair share of products, gadgets and everything in between… you name it – I have probably tried it. But, this is the first of its kind. The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System is the first of its kind type of Anti-Aging device that brings the Professional Medical Spa technology to consumers in a safe, painless and affordable way. Having worked in the plastic surgery industry and seeing these types of treatments first hand, I was very excited to see how it would live up to its claims and I couldn’t wait to try out the system for myself.
So what is the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System?
It’s an anti-aging device (as I stated earilier) that you can use in the comforts of your own home. It’s a non-invasive revolutionary preventative and anti-aging cosmetic device that you can use at home. The Conture utilizes a unique combination of Ultra-Low Sonic Vibrations combined with Isometric Copressions (Vacuum) to safely, gently and easily stimulate the skin. It’s similar to Pro Services that can cost hundreds or more per visit and that require 10 visits or more to sometimes see results.
The Conture is clinically shown to dramatically increase skin radiance, smoothness, lift and texture while decreasing the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles. In just one use you can immediately see noticeable results and you literally only need to use the unit for about 2 minutes per treatment. When I first heard all of this information, I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that it would even be possible, let alone effective enough to see results in one treatment without hurting my already sensitive skin.
So, what do I think about this product?
Since I’ve given you the break down on the claims for the Conture, after using this unit for about 2 weeks, here’s what I think. First of all, let me tell you what I thought after the first use. I didn’t expect to see results at all after the first session of using Conture, but I did and I really was pleased with what I saw. I don’t really have much wrinkles, but do have lines from weight loss and weight gain as well as some minor crows feed and fine lines and wrinkles that are from smiling, wearing my glasses and rubbing my eyes from my allergies. All of which I have been able to keep under control with daily use of serums and my favorite skin care. After the first use of using Conture, I noticed that my smile lines had decreased quite a bit. The Conture literally added life to them, with it’s vacuum like suction I felt it plumped those lines up so that it was not as visible as it had been prior to the treatment.
“The system utilizes a unique combination of isometric compression, which gently lifts and releases targeted skin areas, and low sonic frequency vibrations which together safely, and gentle stimulate and tone dull, aged looking skin. The device safely stimulates the skin from a sluggish state by gently lifting and releasing targeted skin zones using a gentle vacuum, resulting in clinically visible enhancements to skin appearance, absorption, and overall skin health.”
After using the unit on my forehead, I also noticed that the fine lines on my forehead seemed like they were plumped up and not as noticeable too. It is such a relief when you are using a product and notice just a few minutes later how much it has made a difference. My jaw line also seemed to have shrunk some, or at least looked like I was not as chunky in that area as I had been before I had started the treatment. All of these results I am talking about happened within a 2-3 minute time period and I noticed immediately after the treatment using the Conture for the first time.
I continued using the product 2x a day for the last two weeks. I noticed over the course of the last two weeks how the texture of my face had improved. My skin looks brighter, is much more even in tone and feels smoother than before. It feels like my skin is much more accepting to my skin care products, and skin absorption is better than it had been in a long time. Since I naturally have dry skin, I layer on several types of skin care products as a part of my daily regimen and I started noticing that the absorption of the products was taking longer than it normally did to drink up my serums. With the first week and into the second week of using the Conture, I noticed my absorption of my skin care serums was quick and fast… like my skin was drinking up the greatness once again.
Learn about how to use the Conture in their easy to follow tutorial:
Some cons of using this product are not necessarily cons because my skin tends to freak out some at the beginning of a new skin care add on. I noticed a few days after using the Conture on my face that I started breaking out. But do not fear, because my skin has done this each and every time I have tried something new. I tend to consider it my… “skin has to get worst before it gets better phase” and while it’s a con now, I am already noticing some improvement in the whole treatment process. I break out a lot when I start new treatments and it can proceed well into a month before I notice that my skin is actually just cleansing itself. It happens with masques or new products, so I do not contest that it has to do with the product itself. After just two short weeks, I noticed such a huge difference in how my skin feels – I know that the Conture is working for my skin.
My Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System included: The Conture Device, Kinetic Treatment Serum, AM Ignition Lotion, PM Recovery Creme and US Charging Cord and Adapter. I have been using the Kinetic Treatment Serum prior to each Conture treatment to help prep my skin and to allow the device to glide across my skin easily. I use the AM Ignition Lotion in the morning after my Conture treatment along with my morning AM skin care regimen and serums and then the PM Recovery Creme in the evening after the Conture treatment along with my PM skin care regimen. I use different products in the AM and PM already. My skin care products I currently use and have been using seem to work okay with those that came with my Conture.
I have been using the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System on the Mild setting for my face the first week but have since started using the “Face” setting after using the system for a week. I haven’t had any sensitivity issues at all using this product which is a huge plus. Being Eczema prone and having such sensitive skin, I have had so many products cause flare ups and I haven’t had any problems with the Conture. What I love the most is that Conture is developed by a brand that I have know and love – Luminess Air. Luminess Air is a brand I have used for years and as a makeup artist, it is one I have stocked in my kit to do bridal work and shows for years on clients. I knew that the Luminess Air brand was a favorite, but now after trying Conture for 2 short weeks, I have found that they are great at taking care of my skin.
This post is just my first impressions. In about 3 weeks I’ll be sharing with you my full review after using this product for just over a month. You’ll be seeing before and after pictures as well as a full review on the product and whether or not it lived up to the hype over the month. Overall – having used this product for two weeks, I can honestly say – it’s wonderful and I love it so much I’m looking into getting one for my mom. She’s a skin care lover like myself and I know she’ll just love it.
Want to see before and after photos? Come back in a month for a full reveal and review!
Have you tried this product before? If not, are you like me and stay up late to watch infomercials and have seen the Conture featured? Stay tuned in the next few weeks for a full review with before and after photos of my results after using the Conture for just a month.
Summer break is in full swing in our household and all three boys are home from school. Between sports and summer camps, we are currently at a point in summer where we are in between the hectic and still getting used to having a full household all hours of the day. As a family, we are spending our time engaging with one another and as a mom who works from home, I’m spending a lot of time entertaining the littles. When I need a little down time for myself, some quiet time to collect my thoughts from the day or just time to get work done, I like to pull out the trusty phone or tablet and let the boys explore some of my favorite Android apps to keep them busy. Did I mention these apps are free (really, actually free) and it not only keeps the littles entertained, but the hubby and I too have fun with it too. Today I’m going to share with you our top apps for Kids (and, for the whole family)… so read on to learn more.
As a family, we have absolutely been loving Amazon Underground App for Android Phones. With apps to download for free directly to your phone or tablet, you can access a plethora of games, learning and education apps. The Amazon Underground app for Android smartphones includes enhanced features and access to content that isn’t available on the Amazon Shopping app found on Google Play. These additional features include Amazon Video and 100% free apps and games. As a Prime member, I’m slowly learning all the benefits that come with Prime and trying to utilize each one. With access to a variety of games and books for reading on Kindle as well as different add-ons and Amazon Video, the Amazon Underground app helps to make everything available at the touch of the screen and at my fingertips. So – let’s get right into it, shall we? Here are five of the top apps that my family loves and enjoys.
Amazon Video – Of course, I mentioned this above so I definitely had to include it. Like I said before, this is a great app to have if you already are an Amazon Prime Member. We use Amazon Video to get caught up on some of our favorite TV shows or to watch movies, all from our phone and tablets. What makes it so great is that the boys can watch their favorite educational shows while in the car on the go or while we are waiting in line at the store. It’s convenient and a wonderful tool to have.
Cut the Rope 2 – The sequel to the original game – Cut the Rope, this game is literally fun for the whole family. There are quite a few of these games in the Amazon Underground App store and we enjoy them all, but something about this game is addicting and we love to take turns as a family to see who can beat the previous high score. The littles absolutely love it and I love that it’s easy to use and navigate for all ages.
Jigsaw Puzzle – This awesome app offers over 10,000 free puzzles to play. Unlike a real Jigsaw puzzle where pieces can get everywhere and lost while completing your picture, the digital version of is fun for the whole family. You can choose from 4 to 400 pieces and its as easy as using your finger to move the pieces around to assemble. This is especially fun for road trips or summer vacation travels. I love puzzles as do my children because they keep our brains and mind occupied while on a long plane right – but the traditional jigsaw puzzle is not travel friendly. This app gives you all the fun without the hassle.
Sonic Dash – Well, I couldn’t possibly not include a Sonic the Hedgehog Game. While it dates me since Sonic is from my childhood, it’s a game that everyone in my family enjoys. Collect as many coins as you guide Sonic through the various obstacle courses while avoiding his arch enemies. This game is addicting, it brings back childhood memories and it’s something we all love to play.
Handy Photo by ADVA Soft – This app isn’t the traditional “kid friendly app” but I thought it was worth the mention. Since technology has been really improving with leaps and bounds, I find myself doing EVERYTHING on my phone from taking photos and videos to editing them directly on my phone’s interface. Handy Photo is a great app that really is easy to use and takes your editing prowess to new levels. If you are someone that loves photo editing and cropping objects within your image, you will definitely love this one. This is probably more for adults or the teens that have a passion for imagery, but I think it’s a great addition. Especially if you are that mother that pulls out your phone or tablet for those special moments you capture – you’ll enjoy this one.
The Amazon Underground app combines Amazon’s best mobile shopping experience with instant streaming of Amazon Instant Video PLUS 100% free apps, games, and even in-app items. Unlimited lives, levels, upgrades – everything! It’s awesome that you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows from Amazon Video on your Android phone as well as enjoy 100% free apps and games only from Amazon Underground. With apps and game users fed up due to Micro-transactions, paid upgrades and waiting times now the new norm for customers of “other” App and Play Stores, Amazon Underground is making mobile app and gaming a great experience to enjoy once again.
Now keep in mind, I have only provided my family and I’s Top 5 apps that we enjoy through Amazon Underground. However, there are so many options for apps and games that it will keep your family busy for hours looking for and downloading the ones you will all love and enjoy. Remember, 100% free apps, games and in-app items are available through Amazon Underground so take your time checking out the app and see what it has to offer.
Want to check out Amazon Underground and download the app for yourself? Download the Amazon Underground app from your Android smartphone Click here. If you’re reading this on a laptop? Go HERE and follow the on-screen instructions.
*The Amazon Underground app is generally compatible with all Android phones that run Android version 4.0 or greater. Amazon Underground is only supported on 5th Generation (2012 – newer) and newer Fire tablets, and Android phones.
So – are you going to check out Amazon Underground? What are you looking forward to checking out once you download the app?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
When it comes to cleaning our teeth, I’m the warden in our house and I’m constantly on top of the tooth brushing and cleaning each day. But, I also believe that brushing your teeth shouldn’t just be a habit you develop, but it should be fun and you should want to clean your teeth several times a day. I think the boys share a similar attitude towards dental hygiene as I do. They love to go to the dentist (I remember as a kid hating to go) and they enjoy brushing and flossing each day as much as I do. A few months ago I had the opportunity to try the Foreo ISSA Toothbrush and Foreo ISSA Hybrid brush head and really enjoyed it so I wasn’t surprised when all three of my boys were drooling over the new gadget I got to try. To our surprise, we got a wonderful email from Foreo asking if we would like to give their Mini Toothbrushes a whirl and today, the twins are talking about their experience with the toothbrushes and how they like them. I’m excited that the twins get to try the Foreo ISSA Mini Toothbrushes because I think it will be a great tool to have… now I just have to save up so my oldest son Kevin can get one for himself and big Kevin too. lol
The Foreo ISSA Mini Electric Toothbrush is specially designed for kids (or the kid in you). Like the Foreo ISSA (which I reviewed previously and you can read about here), the ISSA mini brings color and brightness to your teeth cleaning with a fun and bold silicone design that includes their innovative Sonic Pulse Technology. This toothbrush is suitable for ages from 5+ which makes it ideal for the twins since Luke & Isaiah are 6.
The ISSA mini electronic toothbrush combines Sonic Pulse Technology that includes soft silicone bristles, resulting in extremely gentle yet effective cleaning of your child’s teeth. This helps to protect the teeth and gums from over-brushing while keeping your teeth squeaky clean and promoting a healthier mouth overall.
What is so great about the Sonic Pulse Techology for the ISSA mini? The ISSA mini’s silicone bristles channel 9,000 high-intensity pulsations per minute to create micro-sweeps that effectively and gently clean the teeth and gums.
Retailing for $119.00 – the Foreo ISSA Mini Electric Toothbrush comes in four fun colors and the boys got Mango Tango (Orange) and Summer Sky (turquoise). Each toothbrush comes with a 2-Year Limited Warranty and a 10 Year Quality Guarantee. While it is specifically designed for children, I actually find that the brush head is a great size for my own mouth and like the size of the smaller brush in comparison to my adult version of the Foreo ISSA.
Most dentists suggest that anyone brushing their teeth brush for at least 2 minutes, 2x a day. The ISSA mini features a Smile Helpers “Glee” and “Glum” to keep your child’s brushing routine on target. You’ll see the “Glee” after 2 minutes of brushing (happy face) and the “Glum” will light up if you haven’t brushed for the 2 full minutes. You will also see the “Glum” if you haven’t brushed in over 12 hours making this a fun tool for the boys to keep track of their brushing habits. The boys look forward to seeing the happy face when they are done brushing.
ISSA Mini replacement brush heads come in two different types – the ISSA mini Hybrid ($19.95) which is used for heavier plaque buildup since it has PBT polymer bristles that deliver more vigorous cleaning while the silicone bristles remain gentle on the gums and the ISSA mini replacement brush head ($24.90) which is made from medical grade silicone and lasts for one whole year. Our household replaces our toothbrushes every three months, so I love that the Foreo ISSA mini brush head replacements are not only affordable, but good for a whole year. The natural properties of silicone and PBT polymer harbor less bacteria which also means you get a more hygienic brush head and overall better oral health.
“I love my toothbrush. It feels like little scrubbies are cleaning my teeth and my teeth squeak when I’m done. I want to make sure I get a happy face each time I brush.” – Isaiah
“My toothbrush makes brushing my teeth fun. I love the color of my toothbrush and the brush feels really soft and smooth. I love that it cleans my teeth, and gets all the germies out. I like the way my teeth feel and my gums are getting hand massages by the toothbrush.” – Luke
What makes the ISSA mini so great for my family is the gentle silicone that is used to create this product. The ISSA mini brush head consists of soft and flexible silicone bristles that don’t scratch tooth enamel or damage gum tissue. This makes this the perfect brush for children’s softer tooth enamel and for more sensitive teeth and gums. I also love that this unit is completely waterproof (I wish my sink and countertops were too – lol, if you have kids, you understand) and the ISSA mini is ergonomically designed to be easy to hold with a built-in timer and 3D flexible brush head to reach every part of the mouth.
We also wanted to mention the Foreo ISSA mikro which is currently in Pre-Sale. Available in five different colors, the ISSA mikro is made specifically for babies and is the only baby toothbrush to combine silicone bristles with gentle sonic pulsations, making it a safe, effective and fun way to teach your children to brush their teeth. Suitable for children ages 0 to 4, the soft silicone bristles deep clean teeth and the sonic vibrations are delicate to help soothe gums providing relief from teething pains. The brush comforts and calms babies making brush hassle free. Check out the ISSA mikro and their presale specials that are going on right now.
Overall, the boys absolutely enjoy their Foreo ISSA mini as much as I enjoy my ISSA. They have been using it for a few weeks now and I have noticed that they have a little competition in the bathroom to see who gets their happy face to come on first. It’s fun and the colors would make anyone excited to brush their teeth. As I mentioned before, I also own the adult version – the Foreo ISSA and it has made such a difference in the way I clean my teeth. I do not use mine exclusively – I have a few other brushes I use in combination with it, but my gums have been so healthy because of it. The twins (Luke & Isaiah) have been loving the little massages they get when brushing their teeth and they tell everyone about their cool toothbrushes. I have noticed that their gums look healthy and their dentist says he thinks this was a good addition to their dental hygiene.
If you have been on the fence to picking up something like this for your kids, I highly suggest checking it out. They are costly, yes – but considering the benefits, you have something that will be worth it. Did I mention you only have to charge it for an hour and the charge lasts for 200 uses? Yes, I consider this a lifesaver for sure. Foreo is easily becoming a household name here and we love the products we have and will continue to support the brand and their products. I have tried many different things that I consider to be gimmicky but we are loving the products Foreo offers and look forward to trying out more.
Do you think this may be something you’ll invest in for your kids? Have you tried the Foreo ISSA toothbrushes before? You can purchase these products and learn all about them on their website here.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
Music feeds my soul and because of this, I carry a pair of ear buds with me no matter where I go. It’s literally attached to my hip in case I need a little inspiration or need some quiet time and a little relaxation. Sometimes we don’t think about the convenience of things like headphones or ear buds until we are spending 45 minutes untangling them. It’s no secret that I’m brutal with many of my belongings and earphones are one of them. I literally take them off and toss them in my purse only to find them the next day looking like a bad hair day on steroids… it’s traumatic to say the least. Today I bring to you a product that my son Kevin and I have been absolutely loving. See, he is an earphone extraordinaire as well and you can easily find a pair of earbuds in his pocket on any given day. Today – we share with you a revolutionary product called – CordCruncher. These tangle-free earbuds (they also have charging cables) help solve a solution my son and I deal with on a daily basis – tangled head phone cords.
How many of you spend minutes or longer untangling your headphones? How many of you have headphones that look like mine (pictured above)? US&M partnered and collaborated with Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge, Mel B. for the global launch of CordCruncher, a much needed and most convenient tangle-free earbuds. Since Mel B. leads an active lifestyle and loves working out, she uses her Cord Cruncher to prevent tangling while she is listening to her music during her workout sessions. These awesome headphones are available in four different colors so you can pick the one that best fits your personality and style and they offer you the ease of mind – knowing you won’t be spending an hour untangling cords the next time you want to use your earbuds.
There are different types of CordCrunchers available. The Tangle Free Earbuds with Microphone and the Standard Tangle Free Earbuds are $29.99 and the Mel B Signature Series Tangle Free Earbuds are $39.99. My son and I both own the Mel B Signature Series in Cobalt Blue and Poppin Pink.
The technology of the CordCruncher is designed and engineered right here in the US. It’s a patented tangle free cord management system that has a Tangle Free Sleeve that is made of medical grade natural USA latex rubber.
The earbuds have great features like – well, of course… they NEVER tangle and have patented adjustable bass and drivers making the sound incredible for acoustics of all kinds. It extends and retracts into the tangle free sleeve 40″ to 16″ and includes 3 pairs of different sized ear tips. The different sized ear tips are especially important to me because I have sensitive ears and I can adjust the size of the earbud to fit comfortably in my ear. What makes this so great as well is that you can wrap the CordCruncher around your wrist or neck for storage while on the go… hello, genius.
Using these earbuds is as simple as pulling out the cord to use them and then stretching the latex sleeve over the cord when you are done to store them away. It’s just a matter of a little finger work and you’re good to go. I especially love that I can turn up the base with just a little turn of the actual earbud itself, offering great audio with acoustic sound that gets me pumped up and ready to go for a walk and run or workout. You can extend the cord to 40″ which gives you a lot of length for your convenience, or tuck some of it away for a shorter cord that gives you a little more freedom to move.
“These earbuds are awesome. I use them in various electronics – my iPad, Samsung Note and to listen to music or watch videos. They are comfortable to wear and easy to put away. I just toss them in my backpack and they have never tangled. It’s a great invention.” – Kevin
These earbuds are seriously a great buy. Considering the quality and the technology as well as the ease of use, they are an impressive product that I would highly suggest to anyone. If you are someone like me that uses music to inspire you or watches YouTube videos on the fly and you take music with you on a workout or run, you’ll absolutely LOVE these.
I remember a time when headphones and earbuds were really affordable and that also meant they didn’t last long. In the time when a set of headphones can cost you upwards of $100 or more, these definitely offer similar quality but the convenience of not only using on the go – but they never tangle. If you ask me, it’s a WIN.
You can get these earbuds and others products from CordCruncher at: https://www.cordcruncher.com. If you are tired of tangled headphones and earbuds, I highly suggest you check these babies out, they’re awesome. They are so good, they made my April Favorites 2016 Video, which you can watch here. I’m sure you’ll see these pop up in various videos on my channel or in social media because we truly enjoy them.
I want to thank my son Kevin for offering his input and for helping me test out the CordCruncher.
So, have you heard of the CordCruncher earbuds before? If you have, what are your thoughts on them? If not, is this is something you think you would get some use out of?
Disclaimer: I received these products for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts for feature these products. Affiliate links are posted through out.
Running, walking or any form of working out is so much better with music and because of this, I’m always looking for a way to stash my phone that holds all my favorite workout tunes. I have done everything under the sun from sticking my phone in a pocket – which, let’s be honest, most of my exercise clothing doesn’t have. I have even held my phone in my hands (ear phones connected) in an attempt to still get a full workout in for the day. But recently I was introduced to the TKO Running Belt with reflective trim. I have used products from TKO before and it’s a brand that I enjoy so I was so eager to try this belt out. Today I share it with all of you.
The TKO Running Belt ($12.99) works perfectly for anyone that loves a good workout, biking, running, hiking or walking. It gives you the convenience of having all of the things you would need on a workout – for me that would be my phone and my asthma inhaler, while still allowing you to be hands-free. This running belt is predominantly black with colorful reflective trim (my belt has lime trim – but available in all black, wild berry, sapphire and lime). Water-resistant design with two expandable pockets allow you to carry your necessities with ease. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it fit my phone as well as my inhaler in the pocket for hands free use. The belt also comes with an adjustable waist band which is a plus so that my husband and I both get use out of it and I like that it fits my wide hips.
This very lightweight belt is a great workout buddy and companion. I tend to drive to forest locations for a good run which means I’ll have my keys on hand at any given time. This pouch holds not only my keys but the important things I need to get in a good workout. Not only is the belt adjustable, but it stretches so it makes it comfortable and I like the fact that the reflective trim helps when I’m on the side of the road. The reflective trim really is a great feature for anyone that takes part in their workout outside of the home.
There are two pockets on the TKO Running Belt. One is large enough to fit my pretty big phone and the other small enough to hold onto my asthma inhaler and some of my keys. The belt is well made and the zipper is sturdy and strong. I’m really impressed with how well this belt has held up with use over the last two months as well as how convenient it has been for me. It’s nice to know that I can listen to my favorite jams and not worry about having my hands hold everything. The pocket zips up nicely and I leave it slightly open so that my headphone cord can hang out while it’s plugged into my ears.
Do you hold your music device or other things in your hands while out for a walk? I did and now I’m glad I don’t have to any longer. Check out TKO’s Running Belt and get one for yourself via their Amazon Store.
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.
With new inventions created daily in the beauty industry – it always amazes me when I see new products hit the shelves or online store fronts that help with things like anti-aging and wrinkles, acne scarring and overall appearance. There are so many products out there with so many price points and designs, it can be a challenge to know which will work best for your skin. Having worked in the medical industry – I have seen cosmetic surgery and laser treatment first hand and I am still blown away with how many technological items are now available to help combat the issues that required surgery at one time. The Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus has been an interesting tool to try and I wanted to share it with my readers. Is it something I got results from? Read on to see…
The Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus is said to be the No. 1 selling Light Therapy Softlaser in the world (information from the company). This laser is ideal for treating acne, wrinkles and spider veins, age spots and much more. With consistent use you should look years younger and have beautiful skin, a clear – radiant complexion and it’s easy to use in the privacy of your own home. The unit retails for about $140 to $239 – more or less depending on where you purchase your unit. You can find it for sale on the Bright Therapy website or via their Amazon store.
The unit features a 635nm Narrow Band, high power red laser light. It is made with a medical grade stainless steel aperture cover, CPO Technology (continuous power output) Anti-dimming light and can cover a large treatment area as it creates a 11mm wide beam. This unit is cordless and takes 2 AAA batteries (which are included with purchase) and a carrying case which makes it ideal for travel. The unit is small and lightweight so it makes treating areas a breeze as you are not required to hold up a product to your face, etc. for long periods of time that will be too heavy to hold.
Laser or light therapy is something that tends to freak many people out. This Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus does not cut or burn as surgical lasers may do and the unit does not hurt at all when applied to the skin. It has a light that penetrates into the skin to stimulate cellular growth so there is no discomfort from the treatment regardless of how often you use it. While applying the light to your skin, you may decide to have a continuous pulsing sensation or vibration or pulsing sensation which feel like a soft skin massage. The Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus produces a true laser light that has a super wide beam. It is the coherent and monochromatic laser light that stimulates skin cells to produce more ATP cell energy which is energized cells that in turn act like younger cells, producing more collagen, healing faster and fighting acne causing bacteria.
The Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus is effective for the following things:
helping to reverse the effects and signs of aging
reducing wrinkles and fine lines
stimulating collagen for help with skin tone
clearing acne and erasing blemishes and bruises
diminishing scars, stretch marks, cuts and burns
treating herpes and cold sores
helping to treat tennis elbow, tendonitis, arthritis, sinusitis / rhinitis
healing eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, burns, spider veins and more…
The wave length of power has been proven to be the most beneficial for skin rejuvenation. The Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus uses a proprietary system that creates 11mm wide beam so that a large area can be covered. And, instead of dimming when the batteries get low – the Softlaser will shut off automatically letting you know you need to replace the batteries. Using this unit is so easy – simply press the button on the top and select a constant vibration or pulsating one and treat the areas on your skin you desire. Make sure when treating places near the eyes that you tilt the laser away from your eyes and run the laser on your skin in a zig zag motion to cover the area you are treating. As with any laser, do not stare into the beam, point at your eyes or at anyone else’s and treat this as you would laser tool. Be careful and use as recommended and suggested.
Complete System Includes:
The Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus, Instructional DVD, User Manual, 2’AAA’ Batteries and Travel Case.
All Bright Therapy Softlaser Plus are covered by a 1 Year Warranty.
So what are my thoughts on this product now that I have given you the very LONG low down on the product? Well, first – let me say that it is so easy to use, you even get batteries with the product so it makes it quick to try it out of the box. I like that because it allows you to try out the product immediately once you have read the directions. It is easy to use, you have one button to control the whole unit. Press the button once and it will turn it on with a continuous vibration, press the button again and you will get a soft pulsating vibration and press the button again and it will shut the unit off. It does not hurt, burn or irritate my skin at all – major bonus. For anyone with sensitive skin like I have, it doesn’t affect my skin in any way and feels like a soft massage on my face or body.
So does it work? Well, I have used it on my face but didn’t notice any extreme results and I have been using it a month. I have also been using it on my wrists to help with some pain with my bilateral carpal tunnel and while I have been getting some relief, again – nothing quite extreme. Though, I’ll be honest, it has gotten my attention some since I notice I can type for a longer period of time without issue. The thing that I have notice a difference in is my spider veins. After holding 11 pounds worth of twin babies in my tummy a few years ago, I developed spider veins on my calves on the outside and they are not very nice looking. Normally I ignore them but I figured I would try and treat those areas. After just a month, I noticed that my spider veins are appearing to be a lot flatter, not so much 3D or sticking out and they are lighter. Now – again, having worked in medical and I know Sclerotherapy can be painful as is laser treatment so if this helps to alleviate at least some of the issue – count me in. The Bright Therapy Softlaser is painless in comparison to other treatments, so I will continue using it and try to share the results with you.
Oh – sorry, I bet you wanted to see those nasty spider veins? Well, not today… not today! lol Overall – I think with consistent use (I use mine 2-3 times a day when time permits) you can experience some form of results, even if only a little at a time. With continued use and over time, I am excited to see how this will help. My goal is to try this out on my Eczema flare ups to see if it works or on a break out here and there. I’ll be sure to update and let you know how it does when I’m able to try it out for those purposes.
One quick note… make sure to not get serums, creams, etc. on the unit and if you do – a little alcohol wipe should help clean it up. Use on dry skin and the unit is not waterproof so do not use in the shower.
So – have you heard of something like this before that is handheld and can be used in the comforts of your own home? If you have, what are your thoughts, if you haven’t – do you think you would give it a try. Also, have you tried it? If so – what kind of results did you get? You can learn more about this product or purchase it here.
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was sent to me for review and consideration. All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide this review or to feature this product on my blog. Affiliate links are posted through out.
As a mother of three boys, I’m always looking for fun and interesting items to add to our mix of adventures. Laser Pointers are fun for us to play with and we especially love to play with them and at night against a dark wall to create fun and interesting designs. Recently I was sent the Kyasi 3-in-1 Laser Pointer Touch Pen Ball Pen and I was quite impressed with the quality of the product and what it does.
This interesting gadget retails $24.95 (original price – $39.95) and is the perfect gift for your graduate or a dad in your life. It’s perfect for everyday use and I love that the Pen/Stylus and Laser comes with batteries so you can easily use your product right out of the box. This device is build from 100% brass and the pen itself writes nicely, smoothly and has a great feel in your hands, weighted – but not heavy, sturdy!
The laser pointer is bright and has great power behind it. You can easily see it lit well through out any room and the range is great – offering amazing visibility. The microfiber mesh tipped stylus works well on any capacitive touch screen – like Apple devices, Samsung, Kindles and tablets. I use the touch screen on my Note 4 as well as on my Samsung Tablet without any issue. As I mentioned earlier, the pen also comes with batteries right in the box so you are able to use this product right after you open the box.
Laser pointers can be a distraction for some and are dangerous to be pointed directly into the eyes, so please be careful with use. My sons and I love to shine the pointer on the ground for our dog to chase the light around or we shine it at our wall at night to create fun light show displays. I love that this pen is both functional and an interesting “toy” and offers hours of use. The laser pointer (CE under 1.0mw and FDA under 5mw) is easy to use as well, just depress the little button on the pen and the ball point pen can be refilled with standard D1 German ink refills.
Stop by Kyasi.com to check out all the colors available as well as other products they offer.
Disclaimer: The following product was sent to me for review as a part of a Tomoson Campaign. All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. I was not compensated monetarily to provide this review.
Here in Hawaii, May 1st is called Lei Day. It’s a popular tradition here in our State that on Lei Day, most elementary schools will celebrate their May Day festivities which include everything from performances to a Royal Court that is represented by the keiki (children). Everything from Hula and dancing to fun games and wonderful Hawaiian food are usually a part of the day. Since it is Lei Day here, it means that most of Hawaii’s schools will be getting ready to start Summer vacation (summer break) and the school year will be coming to an end in a few short weeks. I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by and how much I have accomplished in April.
Since it is the beginning of the month and sometimes I feel like I need a little boost of inspiration for the month to come – I put together a little something for my readers. With the humdrum of every day life or the busy schedules we often live, we don’t take the time to really stop thinking about important things and instead put them in motion. This month I have a fun free wallpaper or background for the techie lovers. This background can be used for your Desktop (PC or MAC), Smartphone (Android or iPhone) and Tablet (Android / iPad) and it is free to download. The quote is one I have loved for years and decided I would share the love with all of you. The image is one that I have taken of some beautiful roses and I thought it would be a fun way to incorporate a little Spring into your lives.
To save any of these as your Wallpaper / background, simply right-click and open the image in a new window. Then, Right Click and Save as to the drive or device of your choice. I truly hope that these wallpapers inspire you to put in motion the things you need to be and do what you want in your life. If you do use these wallpapers and snap a photo, be sure to use hashtag: #honeygirlsworld so I can take a look and tag me @honeygirlk on Instagram so I can show your image some love. I hope these wallpapers give you a little inspiration this month.
Happy Lei Day and wishing you all a wonderful May!
Disclaimer: The quote written on the distributed images is not my property. I am however, the image owner and do own the images through out this post. This background/wallpaper is provided to my readers, free of charge. There may and can be affiliate links through out this post.