Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Foxbrim 100% Pure Argan Oil Tames Frizzy Hair and Soften Skin (Review & Giveaway)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 


 Foxbrim's 100% Pure Argan Oil is an excellent option for those looking for the all-natural solution for radiant beauty. Argan oil provides multiple benefits for both skin and hair. Rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, argan oil has become known as "liquid gold" by cultures the world over as the ultimate beauty oil.  Foxbrim's Argan Oil is sourced directly from Morocco with no additives, fragrances or parabens.


My Review:

I recently had the opportunity to review Foxbrim's 100% Pure Argan Oil.  I have tried a few kinds of Argan Oil in the past and I love some and hate some.  I must say that I can add Foxbrim to the list of Argan Oils that I love.  The biggest reason is it doesn't feel like vegetable oil, which I'm convinced some other companies have stuck in their bottles.  It is not oily feeling when it is on my skin.  It absorbs instantly and just leaves my dry skin feeling soft and smooth.  Another reason is it has no scent.  Who wants to walk around smelling like a deep fryer?  I wouldn't mind if it had a nice scent but I am completely fine with no scent at all.  I can always layer my own perfume or body spray to create whatever scent I wish. 


I originally started using Argan Oil on my hair before I saw how amazing it works on my skin.  The first time I used Foxbrim on my hair, I applied a tiny bit while it was wet, then blow dried it until it was straight.  As you can see above, there are no fly-aways or frizziness. 

Frizzy dry hair before Foxbrim 

It can also be used on dry hair to tame the frizz.  My pictures don't show the frizz very well but this was a high humidity day and my hair was going crazy!  Foxbrim smoothed the frizz instantly without leaving me looking like a grease ball.  A little bit is all you need.  

After Foxbrim 

Overall, I would definitely recommend Foxbrim 100% Pure Argan Oil to anyone looking for softer, smoother skin and hair.  You can purchase it HERE on Amazon at a current prize of only $11.97.

Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive a 2 oz. bottle of Foxbrim 100% Pure Argan Oil just like I reviewed.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. only.  Thanks for entering & good luck!


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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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Check out the Apparoo App of the Week - Blinkbuggy

 
This weeks "Apparoo App of the Week" is:
 



How do we always find time to post super-adorable kid pictures on Facebook, but somehow never get that long-planned baby book done? Well, guilt-trip no more. Blinkbuggy is an online baby book that puts all your photos, milestones and funny stories in one place – and it’s as easy as a status update. You can keep it completely private, link to social media (it can even grab the photos you’ve already posted), or share with whomever you choose – great for grandparents! These precious years will disappear faster than that photo you posted last month, so don’t spend another moment procrastinating. Create an enduring – and endearing – album with Blinkbuggy online and in print!
Download it here.
 
 
Blinkbuggy reinvents the baby book for today's parents! The Blinkbuggy app allows you to capture, organize and share memories as they happen.  You can currently download it for FREE so get the app today!  Please comment below to let us know how you like this app and check back next week for the next "Apparoo App of the Week".


Disclosure:  I was compensated for this sponsored post but I only recommend products I honestly believe in.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Smooth Out Frizzy, Unruly Curls at Home With Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System (Review)



Zelo Hair Smoothing System utilizes the most
advanced professional keratin smoothing technology
and the finest natural ingredients which work
together to eliminate frizz, smooth rebellious curls,
and deliver essential nutrients. The rich blend of oils,
vitamins and organic proteins delivers sleek and shiny salon results at home. 


My Review:

I recently had the opportunity to review a Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System.  I was so excited to be able to try this product because I have been ready for a change with my hairstyle for awhile now.  I have naturally curly hair that is super frizzy unless I put a gel or serum in it to tame it down.  I decided last fall that I wanted to go straight and tried a similar, more expensive product but it literally only lasted a day!  My frizzy curls came back so I thought I was stuck with them.
When my Zelo package arrived, I couldn't wait to try it.  There were two bottles in the package, 1- 2 oz. Clarifying Shampoo, 1- 2 oz. Action Keratin, an extra sprayer, gloves, & instructions.
 
 My hair before Zelo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was so easy to follow the instructions and straighten my hair by myself.  I had it done in about 1 1/2 hours.  I started out by shampooing with the provided clarifying shampoo twice, then I applied the Action Keratin after sectioning off my hair.  This had to stay on for 45 minutes.  Then I rinsed, shampooed, blow-dried, and flat-ironed my hair at 450 degrees.  
  
 My hair immediately after using Zelo





















I couldn't believe the results!  It felt like I got a whole new head of hair.  My hair felt so soft and silky.  It has never felt like that before.  I have seen girls with long, straight, silky hair and I always say "I want her hair!"  Now I have it because I know the secret to getting it!




Zelo recommends blow drying your hair to maintain these results so I washed my hair the next day and blow dried it.  I didn't put anything in it to see what would happen.  My curls didn't come back!

Day 2 after washing and blow-drying 
 

It was a tiny bit frizzy looking but so soft.  I quickly ran a flat iron through on a low temperature and it made it look great!  Since it didn't take much time, I can deal with this routine for having awesome hair!

Day 2 after washing, blow-drying, & low-temp flat-iron
 


I would highly recommend Zelo to anyone looking to smooth their unruly curls.  You can purchase it on the website and online at Drugstore.com or Walgreens.com.  It retails for $35.00.  Be sure to follow Zelo on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, & Instagram

Disclosure:  I was provided a free product for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hapari Swimwear Has the Perfect Suit for Every Figure (Review)


Distinctive and beautiful, Hapari swimwear is designed to enhance a woman's natural beauty — no matter her shape.
Hapari believes that every woman deserves a fit that will flatter her figure because you should look and feel great while having fun in the sun.  That is why their swimwear is created from the finest fabrics and with body-shaping features to help you feel comfortable and confident!
Whether you're looking for a tankini, bikini, one-piece or plus size swimwear, Hapari is the perfect place for them all!  You should never sacrifice style for comfort and coverage and with Hapari, you'll never have to!



My Review:

I recently had the chance to review a swimsuit of my choice from Hapari.  I love how the tops and bottoms are separate because I wear two different sizes.  I chose the Black Drawstring Tankini Top and the Black Boyshort Swim Bottom.  There are so many gorgeous swimsuits on the site but I knew I had to have the Tankini top as soon as I saw it.  It makes a super cute swim dress or cover up.  It changes back and forth easily with a simple pull of the drawstrings on each side.  It has foam cups and provides shaping.  




I had a lot of difficulty trying to decide on which bottoms I wanted to go with it.  All of them could go with it, really.  Since my color of choice is black, I decided to go with this style of boyshort bottoms.  They provide extra coverage since I spend a lot of time in my swimsuit in the summer.  We live on the boat on weekends, whether it be fishing, tubing, skiing, or on a sandbar party.  So, I'd prefer the lakers see me in something like this than a skimpy bikini.  It is also the perfect swimsuit for lounging around my pool at a party.  I can quickly convert from dressy to swimwear and jump in.   I can't wait until it warms up so I can wear this suit.  I could not have found a more perfect swimsuit for my body.  The fit is perfect, the color is perfect,  I absolutely love it!  I can tell I will be wearing it a lot because it is so comfy.  I did go up a size on their size chart from what my measurements were because I did not want skin tight shorts.  This made them exactly how I wanted them.  These pieces retail for $44.00 for the top and $29.00 for the bottom.  I would highly recommend Hapari to anyone looking for high quality swimwear at a reasonable price.  Check out the website or follow Hapari on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, or Google+.

Disclosure:  I was provided free products for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.  

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Apparoo App of the Week - Rio Read and Play





Trying to find great apps for moms or kids can be hard with so many available. That's why I've partnered with Apparoo - the app discovery service for busy moms. Each week I'll be sharing the "Apparoo App of the Week" with you. Very often they've negotiated to bring you great paid apps at heavily discounted rates and sometimes even free. I'm very excited about this and welcome your feedback on the apps you decide to install.


This week's app is:  

Rio Read and Play (The official app for the Movie)



Shake your tailfeathers and join blue macaws Blu and Jewel for a colorful read-along adventure set in Rio de Janeiro. This delightful app, featuring characters from the popular animated film Rio, will appeal to fans of the film and newcomers alike. The narrated storybook will encourage your child’s reading skills, the coloring tools will foster their artistic talent – and the bonus activities will grant you peace and quiet over at least two extra states on your next cross-country flight. A feast for the senses, this bright, fun-filled app is like a tiny little Brazilian vacation on your iPad! Download it here.


Please comment below to let us know how you like this app and check back next week for the next "Apparoo App of the Week".



Disclosure:  I was compensated for this sponsored post but I only recommend products I honestly believe in.

Enter to Win a $100 Toys "R" Us Gift Card Giveaway



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One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch will win one (1) $100 Toys"R"Us
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Official Cover Reveal for Fire and Ashes by Anne Maxtom




As promised, last night the cover was revealed for Fire and Ashes by Anne Maxtom!  I am expecting Anne to be at the top of the best sellers list, not only because she is a friend but because I know what an amazing writer she is.  Check out the excerpts and you be the judge on this sexy new erotic novel.  Be sure to follow her on Facebook and look out for Fire and Ashes release on June 1st!

(Warning- for adults 18+ because of content)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Save 25% on any order of $40 or more of Coobie Seamless Bras

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Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 7+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size version fitting up to a size 42D. They are perfect for every day wear, yoga, pilates, new and nursing moms, sleep wear, and more! Coobie Seamless Bras also has a large following of mastectomy patients that love the soft comfort and pad pocket to insert a form. This line is truly a fit for all women!
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Check out some of the bra styles that are available and watch out for my review of these beautiful bras.
 
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Official Cover Reveal of Fire and Ashes by Anne Maxtom is Tonight at 8:00

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Pain, heartache and secrets, walls that had once Norah’s shelter had become her prison. She preferred her life alone. It was safer that way.  The  walls kept the “wolves” away. Finn was one of those “wolves” and letting him past the walls was not an option.

Finn preferred his women like he wanted his life, uncomplicated and fun. Norah was clearly complicated and the fun factor was questionable.  Norah had more bricks in her walls than even he possessed.  He wanted to tear off her panties but he had to tear down her walls first. He intended to set the wreckage on fire. When the match is lit, fear and secrets the kindling and passion the fuel; the fire burns hot and fast.  The problem with fire...someone always gets burned.


Today is the day that the cover is revealed of Fire and Ashes by Anne Maxtom!  Who is this new author, you ask?  Anne is a personal friend of mine & chosen sister.  After growing up with her & knowing her taste in books, I can honestly say she is an author to watch out for.  This is her first book in the series so there are more to come.  After reading excerpts on her Facebook page, I can't wait to read all of the books!  If you want a hot and steamy read, you might want to remember the name ANNE MAXTOM!  Be sure to follow her on Facebook and see the official reveal at 8:00 p.m E.S.T. tonight!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Moisture Renew Lipstick Gives Amazing Vivid Color and Awesome Moisture


It's raining colour!  With Rimmel London's new Moisture Renew Lipstick, your lips will be so cared for, true colour is maximised with radiant colour. It has an innovative formula with 3 super moisturisers. Lips feel up to 70% more hydrated and up to 60% smoother! It also contains SPF 20, Vitamins A, C and E for protected lips.  It is available in 18 colors.


I was recently one of the lucky partipants who got the Rimmel Moisture Renew VoxBox from Influenster.  I received the color "As You Want It Victoria" and though it wasn't a color I would normally wear, it turned out to be a very nice new, bright color. 


It went on smoothly and lasted all day. It never felt tacky or dry on my lips.  It made my lips very soft and smooth which is particularly helpful this time of year.  This lipstick felt great and I will definitely be looking for more colors to try out.  I would definitely recommend Moisture Renew lipstick to anyone looking for an amazing new lipstick.  Check out the website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or Youtube.


Disclosure:  I was provided a complimentary product from Influenster for testing purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.

Zederna Insoles Eliminate Foot Odor, Athlete's Foot, & Fungus (Review)


 Zederna Insoles have been proven to eliminate foot odor, athlete's foot, and nail fungus simply and effectively.  They are made of high-quality cedarwood that absorbs the humidity in the shoes without draining the foot skin.  They can be worn barefoot, with nylons, or with socks.  They even provide an extra barrier against the cold.


My Review:

I recently received a pair of Zederna Insoles to review.  I was impressed when they arrived very quickly since they came from Germany.  The insoles were the exact size I had ordered and there was nothing to cut off.  I like that because I never can cut rubber insoles straight.  I placed them inside my favorite Skechers shoes that I practically live in.  They are really comfortable.  I wasn't expecting them to be since they are wood but I really like them.  Since I have worn them, I haven't had any smelly feet (no matter how sweaty they get) or athlete's foot.  My feet actually stay warmer as well.  I am really impressed with these insoles and would highly recommend them to anyone.  Check out their website to purchase a pair for $15.50 or subscribe to an automatic delivery service to save more.

Disclosure:  I was provided a free product for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hill's Ideal Balance Cat Food is a Great Product Available from Chewy.com (Review)


Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hill's has been advancing knowledge of how to keep pets their healthiest. That means great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your cat live a long, happy life. Hill's Ideal Balance Grain-Free Roasted Chicken Recipe Canned Cat Food is made with real chicken and tasty vegetables. Natural ingredients in perfect balance.

Key Benefits
  • Balanced for adult cats 1-6 years of age.
  • Natural chicken & great taste guaranteed.
  • Vegetables, vitamins & minerals to keep playing longer.
  • Supports healthy digestion for happy tummies.
  • No grain added & no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • $34.29 for a case of 24 cans (2.9 oz. each)

My Review:

I recently received six cans of Hill's Ideal Balance Grain-Free Roasted Chicken Recipe Canned Cat Food to review from Chewy.com.  My cat, Nikki, was eager to be the taste tester for this this review.  She had never tried this brand before but absolutely loved it.  As soon as I opened the can, she was under my feet begging for it.  She could smell the chicken and pawed my pant leg until I put it in her bowl.  


She had the entire can gobbled up in about a minute and still wanted more.  She is usually a picky cat and don't like to try new things.  If she does try a new food, she doesn't eat much of it so I was surprised when she ate all of this.  Now she meows every time I go to the kitchen because she thinks she is going to get a can of Hill's.  She is so spoiled just like the rest of my pets.  I would definitely recommend Chewy for this product or any pet products.  Check out the website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+

Disclosure:  I was provided free products for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder Gives You an Energy Boost

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


    • ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
    • CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body's metabolism
    • LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder arrives in an easy-to-use airtight health grade packaging allowing for as much or as little use as you need for any occasion. Enjoy a relaxing latte in the morning, bake a dozen cupcakes or simply add a small boost to your morning smoothie
    • 137x ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea can only be used in a powdered form because, unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
    • IMPROVED HAIR & SKIN HEALTH: Scientists have discovered Matcha Green Tea helps protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays as well as free radicals damage.



    My Review:

    I recently had the chance to review Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder.  I had never tried anything like this before but I had read about the benefits of it.  I wasn't sure what to expect.  When I first received it, I chose a simple drink recipe in the 70 page recipe guide that came with it to get the idea of what it tasted like.  I chose the Sparkling Matcha which was made with Matcha Powder, sparkling water, ice, warm water, and lime.  To be honest, it was awful and I couldn't gut it.  I wasn't going to give up that easy because I knew water wasn't going to mask the flavor very much.  
    The next drink recipe I tried was one of my own.  I mixed a little Matcha Powder with some warm Torani Salted Caramel syrup then added it to cold milk.  It was delicious!  I couldn't taste the Matcha at all.  I am addicted to milk with caramel syrup in it but usually don't warm it but I did this time to get the Matcha dissolved.



    Since that recipe worked so well, I decided to try adding Matcha to my vanilla yogurt.  It blended in pretty good and I couldn't taste it all.  I am looking forward to trying Matcha Powder in more of my recipes because my energy and focus have been improved.  If it does what it says and improves my overall skin and hair health as well,  I will definitely continue to use it.  So far, I would recommend to anyone who wants an energy boost.  You can purchase it HERE on Amazon for $25.00 with free shipping.   

    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, March 21, 2014

    The Fogless Shower Mirror by Cassani is also great for the bathtub

    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

    Check out the new and improved Fogless Shower Mirror by Cassani...
    • NEW! FACIALLY CONTOURED - MODERN DESIGN - OPTIMAL VIEWING - This improved modern design was voted on by thousands of customers. The new Cassani Fogless Mirror has added width and height to match the shape of your face and neckline, making the best use of space in any shower.
    •  
    • EXCLUSIVE TO AMAZON - Guaranteed Fogless - Fits Conveniently In Any Shower.
    •  
    • NO MORE MESSY SINKS - Plus! Detachable Fogless Mirror is ideal for home or travel use.
    •  
    • NO SUCTION CUPS - Ultra Convenient and Easy Install - Includes 2 Stainless Steel Adhesive Wall Mounts for Shatterproof Fog Free Mirror and Razor Holder.
    •  
    • INCLUDES MODERN STAINLESS STEEL WALL MOUNTS (FOR RAZOR AND MIRROR) - Hassle-Free 100% MoneyBack Guarantee if you are not fully satisfied.


    My Review:

    I recently received a Fogless Shower Mirror by Cassani to review.  It arrived in a bag with a protective film on the mirror to prevent it from getting scratched during shipping.  The mirror was very clear and defined.  It came with a wall mount for the mirror as well as a mount for a razor.  They were easy to apply since I just had to peel and stick.

    I actually placed this mirror next to my bathtub because I take a lot of baths.  I often wish I had a mirror next to the tub so I could tweeze my eyebrows or remove eye makeup.  I can even relax in the tub now with a facial mask on and I will be able to see if it is dry without getting up to check.  It's so handy to have right there!  I can see why they would be nice as a shower mirror because it doesn't fog up.  I would definitely recommend the Fogless Shower Mirror by Cassani to anyone who wants a mirror in their shower or tub.  You can only purchase it HERE on Amazon for $14.99.

    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.