Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nancy Drew and The Labyrinth of Lies Giveaway

I got to review this game and I have to say I enjoyed it. If you want to know exactly how I felt, check it out on my last post which you can find here. If you know someone who loves Nancy Drew or games in general, then you need to win this for them. Maybe you remember Nancy Drew from your childhood and want to remind yourself and bring back some memories. It's easy to try and win just a simple task and you are in the running! What are you waiting for, enter below! Good luck everyone!




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Nancy Drew and the Labyrinth of Lies




Everyone knows that I love games. Especially games that take me back to my childhood. I remember reading Nancy Drew when I was in my teens and maybe even before then. My brother use to read the Hardy Boys books as well. To me they will always be some of the best books I have ever read. Sometimes the things went over my head but I know if I read them now, I would understand exactly what was going on. I believe this is why I have a need to solve mysteries now. Just reading and imagining how could it would be and how everyone would think you were so cool.

As soon as I got this I stuck in the computer. I couldn't wait to get started playing. Just so you know though, it takes a really long time to get onto your computer. If you happen to be an impatient person or you are buying this for an impatient person, always leave plenty of time for this to save to your computer before getting excited or getting someone else excited. After getting it on to your computer though, you no longer need to have the disc in the computer to get it to play. Which might be the reason it takes so long to get on there. I love the fact that you don't need the disc because this way, if you have multiple computers, your family can all play the game at the same time or whenever they want to play and not have interference with others who are playing or waiting.

Anyway, I started playing the game as soon as it was done saving to the lap top. I have to say that I was really confused on what exactly I was suppose to do and where to go. The game doesn't exactly give the best instructions. So I'm not going to lie, I did google a walkthrough for the game so that I could at least get an understanding of what to do. My oldest who is 12 decided not to use the walk through and has been stuck since the first day. I know it says that it can be used by kids younger then her but I really don't see how. I mean I am 31 and this game is hard to understand.

After figuring out what the first few steps with the walk through it started to make sense and I got an understanding of how the game is suppose to work. It's not so hard when you figure it out. But going through the game, there were parts that I still had to go back to the walk through for, like building the temples and balancing the fly system.

It is very well animated and made. You can tell that they spent a lot of time on this and they didn't just slap it together in a hurry. Nancy seems dead on from what I remember in the books and the Hardy boys are even in this as well. They even seem dead on from what I remember. I enjoyed the story line to this game as well. I mean who doesn't love playing a game and learning about the Ancient Greeks?

I am having so much fun with this game since I got the hang of it. This is game number 31, where have I been this whole time that 30 other Nancy Drew games have come out and I didn't even know it?? I really want to check them out and see what I think of the other story lines. I believe game 30 has to do with reality shows. Reality shows are a hit right now so I think I may start with that one and work my way backwards through them. You can check them out here, which is the Her Interactive website.

If  you remember Nancy Drew growing up and want to remember your childhood, have a child who you would like to introduce into the world of Nancy Drew, or you just like to play games, then this game is for you. I really recommend and love it!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Adovia Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer Cream



Growing old sucks. Things start to wrinkle and other things start to sag. It's always a good thing to find some products that will help you out with the aging process. Adovia has a great line of products that do a variety of things for you. I really like their whole line and I have gotten to review a bunch of them. Their anti wrinkle cream is one of the their best yet.

It comes in their typical box which I love, it is simple and too the point and you know exactly who makes it just by seeing the box. The product itself comes in a cute container that is not too big or too small and is perfect for your cosmetic box, your purse or wherever you keep your cosmetics. It takes me back to the makeup I remember seeing my older sister use when I was younger, so I have an emotional connection with this one. I am sure more beauty products come like this as well but seeing as I don't use many of them, I have never noticed before.



The product is pretty self explanatory on what it is and how to use it. You don't need much either which makes it last a long time. I just dip my finger in and put dots on my face where the wrinkles are the worst and then I use my finger to rub it into my face. I always use my middle finger around the eyes because you use less pressure with that one and you won't end up hurting yourself in any way.

It doesn't really have a smell that I could smell besides the normal beauty product smell. It didn't make my face greasy in any way and I have used it on days that I wore make up. I just let it "soak" in for a few minutes and then apply my make up right over the top of it. Doesn't make my make up look funny in any way and you can't tell that there is something on your face other then your make up.

I have been using this for a few weeks now and it has definitely made the wrinkles less pronounced. Not gone all the way but it is for sure an improvement. I don't think anything could/would take them all away besides maybe botex. Going through weird procedures like that is not something I am willing to do though. Adovia offers products that have natural ingredients in them like Aloe Vera and Dead Sea Minerals. Some may think that you have to have all of those weird chemicals in the things they use for them to work. Too me though the ones without all the weird chemicals and man made ingredients in them work the best.

If you are in the market for a health/beauty product then you really need to check out Adovia's whole line of products. I highly recommend this and the rest of their line. You can check this one out here on Amazon. Look at the other reviews and decide for yourself if this is a product you could use that might improve your skin! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Smart Weigh



In this day and age you don't have to guess at anything. You can throw something on a scale and find out exactly what it weighs. My grandma use to measure things by sight but that doesn't really work out too well for me. Whether it be ingredients for cooking or an envelope that I am going to mail, I need to know exactly how much something weighs or I am thrown for a loop.

I mail a lot of things to people these days. Even though the post office is right behind me. Like shares a parking lot with my apartment building right behind me. I find it a lot easier to go onto a site like stamps.com and just print out the postage and then drop it into the box outside the post office. I printed so many of them that I ran my printer out of ink and I need to get a new one. I could never use something like this before because I didn't have a printer to know exactly how much postage was needed. So my poor printer was safe until I got Smart Weigh in the mail.


As soon as I got it though I opened it up and I thought it was really cool that it comes in a case. I later found out that they double as trays so when you are measuring out ingredients, you won't get your scale messy with any of it. I had other mail that I also got that day and it said how much the package weighed so I left everything in the bubbled mailer and I threw the batteries in the smart weigh, turned it on and put the package on top. It came out almost perfect, just a tiny bit over but nothing to be concerned about. It has a light up LED screen which is pretty awesome and makes everything really easy to see. It is very simplistic with only a few buttons. When I was done I tried to find the off button and found out that you can't turn it off, it goes off by itself after two minutes of not being used. I really wish it came with an off button but I guess you aren't using too much of the battery life with only two minutes.

I love how well this product works, how it is packaged, and how light and portable it is. My only real cons with this, is the fact that it was a little bit over on the weighing part ( but a quick calibration will fix that), and the fact that there is no off button. They aren't big things to worry about and the pros definitely out weigh the cons. If you have things to measure, you really need to check out this scale. It's sleek and will look amazing on your desk top. You won't have to hid it away so that no one can see it and that way it will be there for you to grab and use quickly! If you want to check out more about Smart Weigh, see what others are saying, or order it for yourself check it out here on Amazon! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Exfolimate



As I start to age, my body is looking duller and duller and way less youthful then it use to. After using the Exfolimate, I am noticing that even though I have aged, my skin doesn't have to look like it. I never knew how much dead skin I had on me until the first time I used this product. It gently lifts and removes all of those dead cells that are lingering and my skin feels and looks so much better now!

When I first got the product I really didn't think that I was going to like it because the edges really look like they are going to cut you. Literally they appear sharp as a knife. I ended up trying it out and it wasn't too bad the first time, weird though. But hey what product isn't a little weird the first time you try it out and every time until you get use to it?

The product really speaks for itself once it is sitting right in front of you. Pretty straightforward and easy to understand and know how to use. It comes in two different sizes. They are shaped like triangles. The smaller one is for your face which makes the bigger one for your body of course. On their site Exfolimate.com I found this video. It's a little bit weird, but it shows the product in use.


I am loving my skin now and it looks so much better then it has in years! You really need to check out this product. You can buy it at Walgreens if you want to see and touch what it is you would be using in real life instead of just a picture over the internet, or you can order it on Amazon, drugstore.com or face and body shoppe.com. All the links go straight to the products on those sites. Just click to read more about the product and to hear what others think of this awesome product! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Herbal T Male Performance



Every now and then everyone needs a little help. Mother nature and men are included in this theory. They don't always like to admit it but men sometimes need more of a shove in certain departments. As they start to age, it sometimes starts to take a toll on their energy and their want of all things sexual. I have been married almost  4 years now and I am starting to see why older women complain that after their husband or boyfriend work all day, they come home and want to relax instead of getting busy. Now I never thought of my husband and I as old but we certainly are not as young as we use to be. Our bodies have taken a beating and are really starting to show their age. At night it seems we have turned into an old married couple. Looking forward to going to bed an just sleeping. Well at least my working husband looks forward to it, if it were up to me we would be getting it on from the time he got home until it was time for bed. That though is neither logical or practical as I said we are getting too old to be doing all that haha.

 Seriously though, for the last few months I had been thinking it was me. I have put on weight since we started dating. A nice little side effect of the many medications I was put on. My self esteem is not the best anyway so I kept asking if it was me and he denied it every time. So I started googling what could be wrong every time I felt it was my fault. I learned that it is natural as a man gets older to start losing that drive and desire. I also found out that it could be that he really is exhausted from a long day at work, so I shouldn't get too upset with myself. Either way I can't go without long so I as I was googling I was also looking up different all natural products that he could take that would assist in this situation. I saw many but none really had a large amount of success stories so when I saw the listing on Tomoson for Herbal T I knew that I had to apply. Anything that would help would really make me happy.

When it came in the mail I was excited but my husband..not so much. He felt that he didn't need help in this particular department. I swear he thought it was Viagra or something. After explaining to him exactly what the product was and how it would help he started to come around. Basically this product has a few functions:

Boosts healthy Testosterone Levels- which are important to his health and well being

Enhancing Libido-Which increases sexual desire and sexual performance

Energy and Focus-which helps with his memory, anti stress and helps to keep him going and awake

Strength and Longevity- Increases athletic performance, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart failure.

So not only is Herbal T good for the bedroom, it is good for his body and mind as well. He really understood at that point, that it wasn't just about the sex, it was about him as well.

They say that they take about thirty days of continued use to really see an improvement so the first week or so he was just taking his 2 a day with a big glass of water and not much to show for it. Towards the end of the month though I was noticing a subtle change in him. He wasn't so grumpy or as tired anymore and he was in the mood again. That made me really happy of course. He didn't really like the taste or the smell of them and at first he really wasn't into it but by the time the bottle was gone I think he finally understood that the problem really was inside of him and not me as I had originally thought.

Now I don't feel bad about myself, although I could still stand to loss 10 well maybe more like 50 pounds ( but who is counting right lol) and he may even want it more. But if your man is having this problem or a similar problem then I say try this out on him and see if testosterone really is to blame. I mean anything with an ingredient called Horny Goat Weed has to do something for you right?? I really recommend this to all the guys out there that are feeling sluggish or that have lost their desire or longevity in the sexual department. It worked for my husband and it can work for you as well! If you would like to check it out on Amazon and see what others have to say about the product or order it for yourself just click here and find out all the information on this awesome product! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Eco at Heart stainless steel straw giveaway



Recently, I got to review stainless steel straws and I think they are amazing! I love everything about them and I even get the chance to give them away to one of my readers for free! If you want to check out my blog post about this product then click here to go to the blog page! If you would like to win these, make sure you go through all the steps it tells you to. Good luck and have an amazing day. FYI The words above only apply to me as the blogger, not the winner of the contest. But it would be nice if you were to leave an amazon or blog review on your own blog but its not something you have to do. :) I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Straws




In this point in my life, I have realized that I have to find a way to save money. Any way to save money is a help because we don't have a lot of money to go around. When you find a product to help with that, it is an awesome feeling.

There are some things in the kitchen that you can use only one time and have to throw away. There are also things that you are only to use one time and throw away,, like plastic spoons and forks, and straws etc. Things like these are things that I use to save money and I will often wash them and use them a few times instead of just once. But things like paper plates and straws are ones that I have not been able to use more then once. These are just throw away items, ones that I wouldn't even attempt to use again.

I really wanted to find a way to use some of throw away items over and over again. Especially straws. My family and I use straws many times a day in a variety of beverages. The kids use straws in their normal drinks and my husband and I use them in our alcoholic beverages. We end to go through a lot of straws a day, which meant a good bit of money every single month.

Through Tomoson I got the chance to review stainless steel straws. I had mixed feelings about this one because I had never heard of stainless steel straws. At the same time I knew that this meant that I would be able to wash them and reuse them, so I wouldn't have to buy straws anymore. I couldn't wait for these to come in the mail so my family and I could see what we thought of them.

When they came, I really liked the way that they were packaged when shipped, so they would not be damaged and I like the packaging on the product itself. They come in a small box with a panel cut out so you can see the straws right away. It slides up or down so you can get them out and you can also keep them in there when they are not in use. It also come with a tool that you can run through the straws when you are cleaning them to help with that process.

The straws themselves are a good size. The hole is much bigger then a normal sized straw so you get much more liquid in your mouth every time you take a sip. I have found that the kids don't have as many tummy aches with these straws. I'm not sure if they are sucking less air or what it is, I would think they would get more air, but they feel better with these so I am happier. The straws are very durable and they are made to look like a bendy straw, but they don't bend and they are silver.

I would recommend these to anyone who is like myself and wants to save money or anyone who uses straws a lot. They are very durable, easy to use, and they clean up nicely. We have used these every day since we got them and they have yet to break or break down in anyway. If you want to check them out you can click here to go to the website or you can check them out on Amazon by clicking here. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

BakeItFun-Baking Mat




We all have at least one dish that you just can't get clean. It is stained beyond repair. Not like it will come off on your food. but it is just an eye sore. You don't even like having it out when people are around because it makes you feel insecure. You know that they have a dish like it too but you just can't get past it. For me it is cookie sheets and pizza pans. I just can't seem to get those suckers unstained. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a product that you could put over these hideous pans? Not only to hide the stains but to also keep the stains from multiplying? I sure did, I was going out of my mind trying to find one that was worth the money and that actually did what it claimed it would do.

When I got the BakeItFun baking mat through Tomoson I was so excited that I was on my way to possibly finding a product that would not only help to protect my cookie sheets from further damage but it would also help me out with the cleaning of these pans. I don't know about anyone else but I sometimes burn things and it is so hard to get burnt food off of cookie sheets and other pans. Baking Mats claim to be something that food won't stick to and are easy to use and clean up.


When I first got it, I was really excited to take it out and use it as soon as possible. It comes rolled up in a box, which means it won't lay flat on the sheets for awhile. So for the first few times I used it, I had to make sure to put stuff as close to the edges as possible so it wouldn't roll up on my while the food was cooking. After each use I lay it flat underneath something heavy and now it has pretty much straightened itself out.

The first thing I made on it was chicken. I was worried about it staining the mat or leaving an odor on the mat. After I got done cooking them and went to take them off they came right off very easily, in fact most of the family just grabbed a piece with their fingers and it just lifted right off and didn't leave pieces of anything on the mat. After dinner I washed it up and it came out looking the same color with no stains or left over food stuck to it.

The second time I used it, I made pizza rolls. Again they came right off of the mat, nothing stuck to the mat or got on the baking sheet below. The pizza rolls tasted just like they would if they had been straight on the sheet. There was no smell besides the yummy smell of the pizza rolls. You couldn't tell that I had made chicken on them a few days earlier, which is something I love about it. I had qualms about that, thinking my pizza rolls might taste a little bit like the chicken.

The third time I used it I made sugar cookies. I knew that this would be a real test, since cookies like to stick to cookie sheets. One of the great things about these mats, is the fact that they have circles on them. So you know exactly where to place the cookies so they don't run into each other, and so you know how many to place and just how big to make them. There is also a place to measure on the sides which is really nice. My cookies came out really nice and they didn't run into each other at all and were perfectly shaped as well.

When using this mat,, make sure you never use anything sharp on it. When you are taking things off use something that isn't sharp. If you have to cut something take it off of the mat and then cut it. The mat will be ruined if you do something like that. Make sure to wash it off each time because everything can get germs. Like I said earlier, place it under something heavy to flatten it out if you want it flat. If you are ok with it being rolled up and would like to keep it in the box it comes in then just roll it back up and put it away and it will be good to go the next time you want to use it.

I really love this mat and I will continue to use it until I use it out and have to get a new one. It works really well and does everything that it claims to do and it will make it so much easier to clean up after you are done cooking. If you want to check it out or order one for yourself off of Amazon then check it out here. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.