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December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

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24 Grazia Baking Cups—Product Review

I tried silicone baking pans in the past…and not had the best results..so I was a teeny bit skeptical to try these baking cups! Wait ’til you find out what we made!

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Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale

I have avoided scales, as a rule, for the past year or so. I started college at age 28, and the ‘freshman 15’ was more like the ‘freshman 30’…I was feeling really bad about myself! Then I was given the opportunity to try out this amazing smartphone tracking digital body fat scale! I will admit, I was very nervous to step on…and was very disappointed when I saw my weight…

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Nasopure Little Squirt to go—Product Review

Merry Christmas Eve!
nasopure1I was excited to try this kit! My kids…weren’t as excited as I was…until after we were done and they could actually breathe through their noses! We are dealing with a bit of a nasty cold going through everyone in our house..just in time for the holidays… so I have gotten to use this on everyone but the 2-year old and the baby!

I know that the Nasopure Little Squirt system is made for kids as young as two, but we are sticking to the nose sucker for now, because she is completely unwilling to undergo such treatment. We can’t even wipe off her nose without two of us holding her down to avoid getting kicked in the face. I don’t dare ask her to hold her head still, hold her breath, then breathe out her nose while I clean it out. Uh Uh. NOT happening here.

My 3 year old and 7 year old were super skeptical, but thought that it was pretty fun when the water started coming out the other side of their nose. Just..be careful they don’t inhale…it’s not the most comfortable feeling—AT ALL!
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I would recommend this to any mom or childcare provider that wants to try an alternative treatment before pumping countless medications into their kids’ system! It cleans pollen, bacteria, and dust from your little one’s nasal system before it gets past the nose!

You can buy you own on Amazon here, for only $17.27, which contains the nasopure bottles, and 20 saline packets!

I suggest visiting their website, too! http://www.nasopure.com/

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently
~Rachelle

Majestic Bombay Stainless Steel Cuticle Pusher—Product Review

Majestic Bombay sells really high-quality stuff. This cuticle pusher is really awesome, and works so well on my nails. I’m not a pro, so I’ve never tried it on anyone else but myself, but I really like it. The cuticle pusher is heavy-duty, and doesn’t seem likely to rust anytime in the near future, even if It’s left in the moist bathroom where I keep most of my beauty products.

cuticlepusherI have tried Majestic Bombay’s dental tartar scraper and remover set, and their dog dental tools, and all have been very well-made, and were shipped to me quickly!

For the price of $8.25, this is well worth its value, and I don’t see myself getting rid of or replacing this anytime soon! My self-manicures look so much better than they used to! Buy your own HERE on Amazon!

I received this cuticle pusher for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!
~Rachelle

180 Cosmetics Stretch Mark Solution Review—Product Review

180creamI was given the opportunity to try out 180 Cosmetics Stretch Mark Solution…I was excited! I’ll do anything to reduce the appearance of these stretch marks that run rampant all over my body!

The company states that this one-of-a-kind formula is clinically proven to dramatically increase skin elasticity, repair and firm skin tissues, and boost tensile strength at the deepest levels. The formula’s unique combination of active ingredients not only repairs existing stretched tissues, but also prevents the formation of new stretch marks.

I like it…mostly just because it smells really nice! It has a citrus-y scent that just smells better than the creams that I’ve used before! The packaging is cute, and the bottle makes it really easy to use and apply…just squeeze out, and rub into your skin! As with all stretch mark solutions that I’ve found, the directions state to rub a small layer into your skin using circular motions. THIS IS CRITICAL! Rubbing in circular motion is a huge part of regaining elasticity in your skin. It helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and helps tighten up your skin….lol and this must be true, because Dr. Oz said so! 😉

* Ideal for use before pregnancy (prevention) and after pregnancy (repair) and/or weight loss
** Scientifically formulated to restore skin’s firmness, tensile strength, and elasticity
*** Protects the skin’s structural layer from forming new stretch marks
**** Active ingredients keep skin highly moisturized, nourished, and revitalized

You can get yours HERE on Amazon for only $19.99! I recommend this to anyone who is pregnant, who just had a baby, or anyone who’s recently lost (or gained) weight. Stretch marks are a pain, but now I have my solution!

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently
~Rachelle

I received this product for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Dental Tartar Scraper and Remover Set By Majestic Bombay—Product Review

I hate to admit that I have pretty yucky teeth..but it’s pretty easy to notice, unfortunately. Even when I manage to get to the dentist for regular cleanings, I’m always told that I have an unusual amount of calcium built up on my teeth. Doesn’t matter how much I brush, floss, use mouthwash…I just have a genetic trait that causes me to have more calcium than most people building up on my teeth on a daily basis. Luckily..I was given the opportunity to try this Dental Tartar Scraper and Remover Set by Majestic Bombay!

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Liztek HB4-3200 USB 3.0 4-Port Hub with 1 Fast Charging Port —Product Review

I was VERY excited when I was given the opportunity to review this USB Hub! I use a laptop daily for school, and between my printer, wacom tablet, mouse, and phone charger, I NEVER feel like I have enough USB ports on my laptop! I have three of them, but I am still always unplugging something to plug other things in! Not anymore! Check this thing out! 😀

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Dr. Song Teeth Whitening Kit & Remineralization Gel—Product Review

I have bad teeth…really bad teeth. They’re sensitive, cracked, and thanks to genetics, the enamel on my teeth has been worn down, too. I ordered this in the hopes that I could whiten the teeth that I do have, to improve the appearance of my smile, which I’m a bit ashamed to show off.

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