Monday, September 29, 2014

Flex Belt Review

I was recently contacted by Flex Belt to see if I wanted to try out there product. Normally I am not one to take the quick fix over diet and exercise, but as a busy working mom of two, I am up for a little bit of help. Here is the information that Flex Belt sent to me about how it works:

- The unique construction of the Flex Belt® features three pre-positioned, medical-grade Gel Pads, covering the central abdominals and external obliques.
- During your toning session, signals from the Flex Belt® reach out to nerves where they are most concentrated. 
- These nerves branch out to all of the stomach muscles causing them to contract and relax naturally, working all of the muscles at the same time, not just those directly under the gel pads.

So i decided to do some before and after pics for you all with my review. Here is the before 6 months post baby girl #2....

At first I did not think it was working, I guess I was stronger then I thought. But once I turned up the intensity, I really started to feel it. I tried it the first few times sitting down at work, then got more daring and would try it while I was doing things around the house. Boy can the Flex Belt help you kick up the sweat factor of any job!

Here are my after pictures about 3 weeks later.

Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but I really feel like my tummy looks smaller and that the mommy pouch is gone.

Side note I was also doing my normal exercise routine during this time, but I do feel that the Flex Belt really helped to get my abs back in shape. I am defiantly doing to keep using it.

**I was not compensated for this post, all opinions are my own and results are real. I was sent a Flex Belt to try for this review.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Victoria Secret Sport Review

I have loved being a part of Influenster and have had the chance to try some great products through them. However this one has been my best one yet..... I got to try the new Victoria Secret Sports wear!

First of all opening the box to see this, was so fun!

I received an Incredible Sports Bra  and the Knockout Crop pant.

Here is the info about the Incredible Sports Bra
A truly Incredible maximum support sport bra that’s perfect for running, boxing and high-impact workouts. With Body-Wick fabric to keep you cool and dry, and bonded, seamless technology for extra comfort. Plus, a super-soft elastic band and racerback. Get a runway body in performance workout gear from Victoria’s Secret Sport.
  • Maximum support
  • Breathable padding with wicking liner to keep you extra dry
  • Concealed wire for cushioned support
  • Padded straps and bonded, seamless technology that eliminates irritation
  • Super-soft elastic band for comfort & movement
  • Cushioned, adjustable back closure
  • Body-Wick keeps you cool & dry
  • Perfect for running, boxing and cardio
  • Machine wash. Tumble dry.
  • Imported. Solids/prints- body: nylon spandex. Mesh insets: polyester/spandex. Marl- body: polyester/elastane. Mesh insets: polyester/spandex

This is by far the most comfortable sports bra I have ever tried. It is form fitting but does not feel like it is squeezing you in place. The girls stay in place and do not feel heavy when you are working out.

I loved them so much I had to head to Vicky's to check them out in store! How cute is the store display??

I was impressed by the selection in the store, but the website has a ton more colors (as always!). While they are a little on the expensive side, I found they are the same price as similar quality products.

Also I loved the Knockout Crop pant as well. They are tight without being uncomfortable and hold everything in place during your workout. Here is the information from the site:

Nylon performance fabric with four-way stretch creates a second-skin fit for the sexiest butt ever. With a comfy, curve-loving mid-rise and Body-Wick that keeps you cool and dry throughout any workout. In a cute, cropped length perfect for yoga and studio classes. Get a runway body in performance workout gear from Victoria’s Secret Sport.
  • Smooth seams for total comfort
  • Medium rise with second skin fit and lined, reinforced gusset
  • Hidden drawstring waist and hidden waistband pocket
  • 17" inseam
  • Body-Wick keeps you cool and dry
  • Nylon performance fabric with four-way stretch

***This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria's Secret products to test and review as part of a contest.

Monday, September 15, 2014

VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals Review and Giveaway

The wonderful people at Coyne Public Relations sent us another amazing product to try out.

We received the Go! Go! Smart Animals Treehouse Hideaway playset right before our vacation and Miss E's birthday.

Here is the information about the set:

Following the award-winning introduction of Go! Go! Smart Wheels in 2013, the new brand extension, Go! Go! Smart Animals, captures the best of both worlds: traditional role-play infused with modern technology, for an engaging, multi-sensory learning experience. Each playset features SmartPoint™ locations that can be recognized by every SmartPoint vehicle and animal in the lines. As a vehicle or animal is rolled over a playset’s various SmartPoints, it will flash and play greetings, fun sounds, short tunes and sing-along songs.

·         Learn about animals, play sing-along songs and more with the included SmartPoint™ panda or other SmartPoint animals (sold separately).
·         Crank the basket elevator to the top of the playset, play on the swing or lift the ramp and watch the panda ride the slide to the bottom.
·         The Tree House Hideaway Playset includes five SmartPoint locations and six manipulative features including a shape sorter that can help develop hand/eye coordination.
·         The colorful tracks can be connected to other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (each sold separately) to encourage children’s creativity.
·         Ages 1-5 years, MSRP: $29.99

Our daughter loved the Panda even before my husband had it all set up. She loves all the moving pieces and listening to the panda say so many things. We can't wait to get more animals for it. Also our 6 month old loved trying to play with it as well, she just thinks it is a giant teething toy, but that is ok for now!

Here is the best part, VTech is giving a Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Tree House Hideaway Playsetto a lucky reader. Comment below with your child's favorite animal and your email to enter. Please comment by Friday, September 19th!

** I was sent a Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Tree House Hideaway Playset™ from VTech Toys but all thought and opinions are my own.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Listerine Naturals Sampling

Through my affiliation with Crowdtap I was able to sample the new Listerine Naturals.

I am not going to lie, the bright colors (that are so normal to see!) always make me wonder when it comes to mouthwash products, but I have never thought too much about it. However, in my continuing quest for more natural products in our lives, this was a nice change. Here is the product info:
  • A natural mouthwash that provides all the benefits of killing plaque and gingivitis germs just as effectively as LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash. LISTERINE® NATURALS Antiseptic Mouthwash cleans the whole mouth, killing 99.9% of germs that cause bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis.
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners or dyes
I have to say I was surprise that the product seems in no way different to me, except for the color. It seems to work just the same which I love to see in  my natural products. This will be going on our to buy list for sure. 

*** I was not compensated for this post, just sent a bottle of Listerine Naturals form Crowdtap to review. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Australian Tea Tree Oil Review

The wonderful people at Red Rover Naturals asked me to review there Australian Tea Tree Oil recently. Having just been reading up on eczema, since Little B has a mild cause on her checks and legs, I was very excited for this opportunity. Also Red Rover Naturals sends you a book with recipes with your purchase.

Here is the information about the Australian Tea Tree Oil from the site:

  • One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.
  • Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.
  • Every purchase comes with a FREE 100 PAGE GUIDE. We provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house. This is your's to keep even if you return the tea tree oil.
  • We Have the Tests to Prove Our Tea Tree Oil's Purity and Potency. Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. We have the Gas Chromatography Report to prove our tea tree oil is 100% undiluted, and without impurities. Find out what the Aborigines have known for centuries about this amazing gift from nature.
  • Our Australian tea tree plantation has received awards for its industry-leading, conservation farming practices. They have the smaller carbon footprint of any producer of pure and natural Tea Tree Oil. The Australian Parliament has invited them to represent farming operators at a Carbon Farming Incentive forum. They were one of the first producers to be accredited under the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association Code of Practice. The nutrition program for the Tea Tree plants is based on organic fertilizers. When using pesticides (a necessity to ensure the health of the plants) they employ a shield sprayer to minimize any contact with the plant. Whenever possible natural crop protection products are used.

Once my bottle came and I read the AMAZING guide, I decided to try a Body Scrub to prepare for the beach!

The mix is as follows:
 ½ cup raw brown sugar
 8 drops Australian Tea Tree Oil
 1 tbsp. raw honey
 ¼ cup sesame oil

 Super easy to make and it went into a little jar:)

I can say I am truly enjoying this scrub and have been using the oil on Little B as well, and we are both seeing great results. Also this bottle should last a very long time so it is a great deal.

*** No compensation was received for this post all opinions are my own. I did receive the bottle of Tea Tree Oil to try and review.