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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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Organic Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Matcha Review—KissMe Organics—Product Review!

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I was very excited to be given the opportunity to try this..I LOVE tea almost as much as I love coffee. I like to have fun trying new flavors and tea varieties, so this was right up my alley!

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Multi Purpose bags from DOT&DOT—product review

I LOVE THIS COMPANY! I didn’t know a single thing about dot&dot before I took the opportunity to review one of their products. I chose the x-small bag, because I needed something to put my change and other small objects into so that I didn’t lose them in my new purse, which is small and doesn’t have quite as many pockets as I would like it to. This was a PERFECT FIX! This bag has a well-made, super-handy clip that I attached to one of the eyeholes for the drawstrings of my purse, put my change and the mints the parking garage lady gives me into it, and it fit right into my purse with the rest of the stuff I’ve got in there. Bonus: If all my crap doesn’t fit, in a pinch, I can let it hang on the outside of my purse to make room for whatever else my kids need me to carry for them! 🙂

So…I’ve been carrying this thing around on my purse for almost a full month..and to be honest, my purse has shown more everyday wear and tear than this awesome bag! There is no sign of the clip or the fabric surrounding it giving up anytime soon, and the zipper is so incredibly well-made, it works every single time! I have shown my mom, my classmates, and just about everybody else that I’m around when I have to get change for the parking meter or a snack! I cannot get over how much I like this thing. It can hold up to my abuse, and I can’t say that about many things that I use on a daily basis. I so wish I could show you guys photos, and if I get a chance, I will update this post with my own pics…unfortunately, a beautiful little girl I love very dearly BROKE MY CAMERA LENS over the weekend, so I am taking it in to be fixed today!
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You can buy one of your own on Amazon, for between $9 for the small one, and $24.97 for a set of four multiple sizes!

SIZE: Large – 14″ x 10″ x 1″, Medium – 10″ x 8″ x 1″, Small – 8″ x 6″ x 1″, X-Small – 7.5″ x 3.5″ x 1″
Waterproof mesh allows you to easily contents while protecting the contents from dirt or other elements
Easily open and close the zipper using the heavy duty zipper puller. Each bag includes a clip to securely attach your bag to handles.
These multipurpose bags can be used as travel packing bags, for the office, in school, at home and more.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

The bags that these come packaged in are honestly really awesome themselves, and I have repurposed them around my house to organize stuff! BONUS! I really really wish this had been a giveaway, because I want each and every one of you to have the opportunity to try dot&dot’s awesome bags! Sadly, you’ll have to settle for clicking on the above link to buy your own. You really should!

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 12.44.53 PMI rate this product 10/10, and recommend it to anyone and everyone! I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be able to find a use for these handy bags!

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! It ends in just two days! Get Yourself some Dream & Lean, on me!

As always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

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

Adovia Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream–Amazing Product Review!

I was recently given the opportunity to try another Adovia product! ❤ This time I got to try their Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream, which I absolutely love! Adovia’s products are so nice and high-quality. I got to try their sulfur soap awhile back, which I STILL LOVE. It’s my go-to in-the-shower face soap. Their products come in such beautiful boxes, and the jar that this cream came in didn’t disappoint at all! I’m happy to have this on my bathroom counter….I LOVE shiny things!
Here’s what their Amazon listing has to say about the product:
Infused Your Skin with Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt & Minerals, Lactic Acid and Collagen for Maximum Long Term Anti Wrinkle Effect
Anti Wrinkle Facial Cream Smooths out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time
Not a phony “Miracle” Anti Aging Cream – an Ingredient Based Long Term Approach to Younger Looking Skin
Seaweed and Premier Aloe Vera feed skin needed nutrients for maintaining naturally youthful skin
Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream Increase the firmness and overall vitality of your skin.

This is one of those amazing creams that works right away to hydrate the skin, while also providing long-term benefits, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. I LOVE the way this feels AND smells! It’s got a very ‘soft’ scent to it that makes me feel really good. I don’t know how else to explain it.

My daughter has really dry skin, and her feet get rough and itchy about this time of year. she was complaining a few days ago, so I looked around, reached for this cream, and applied a bit to her feet to help hydrate them. Of course she enjoyed the foot massage, but she said it also felt really nice on her feet. After doing that after bath time for a few days, the skin on her feet looked a lot more healthy. I’m CONSTANTLY looking for ways to use my favorite products beyond the intended use, and I have a very strong feeling I’ll be reaching for this very often this winter!

I rate this 10/10. It looks great, smells wonderful, and feels absolutely amazing! Click HERE to buy it on Amazon, It’s currently on sale for only $24.37.

As always, stay beautiful and think divergently!

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

Yumi Beautiful Rosehip Oil

I was recently given the opportunity to try Rosehip Oil from Yumi Beautiful! Yay! I can’t get enough of this stuff. It has so many amazing benefits!

I’m a packaging nerd, so that’s what I want to talk about first. This comes in the prettiest lil box. It’s very well-designed and eye-catching. The bottle is really pretty, too. The label matches the box beautifully as well. I love well-designed packaging, because it shows me that the company takes pride in their products.

I did some research on Rosehip Oil to learn about its benefits, and here’s what I found on the wiki page:
It is commonly used in skin care products. It is commonly used for a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, acne and eczema, for mature and sun burnt skin as well as brittle nails and wrinkles. Rose hip oil is also frequently used to heal scarring and diminish photo-aging.
It quickly absorbs into the skin replenishing moisture and creates a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent dehydration.

I expected rose hip oil to smell like…well, roses. But it doesn’t. While it has a scent to it, it’s not a bad scent, and doesn’t overpower my perfume or change the way it smells. It also absorbs into my skin quickly without leaving it greasy. I hate having to stand around half-naked waiting for lotions or serums to dry!


What Makes Yümi RoseHip Serum So Special?

Organic, cold-pressed rose hip oil is a natural source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Trans-Retinoic Acid (a type of vitamin A that retinol converts to).
What you’ll love about Rose Hip Oil is how beautifully and easily it absorbs into your skin to help keep your skin hydrated and elastic, minimizing the appearance of flaws.
* Bring vitality to dehydrated, sensitive and mature skin.
* Reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and fine lines over time.
* Perfect for environmental stressors that can lead to wrinkles.
* Awesome as a spot treatment for discoloration.

I’ve been using this rose hip oil in two ways:

First, I put it on my 3-year old daughter’s fingers…she bites her nails constantly, right down to the quick, which makes her fingers sore a lot of the time, and you can see red spots and irritation from her biting them down so far. I read on another blog (I wish i could remember whose) that she was using it for this, and it makes perfect sense!

Rosehip oil is an amazing skin conditioner, which has allowed the skin around her fingernails to heal more quickly. Rosehip oil also has a interesting, strong smell to it (i think it smells ‘woody’), which deters her from sticking her fingers in the mouth in the first place. I’ve been using this a couple of times a day, and her fingers really do look just a bit healthier, and she’s actually complaining about them less! WIN!

Second, I’ve been adding it to my shea butter recipes to help lock moisture into the skin without any added greasiness.

I love this Rosehip Oil because it’s cold-pressed, which helps it retain more of its healing qualities than other methods of production. I would recommend this to anyone with any of the above skin conditions.

If you want to, you can but it on HERE on Amazon. It’s on sale right now for only $12.99! Fight the winter skin blues before they start!

As always, stay beautiful & think divergently!


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

Vino Aria Wine Aerator and Pourer—product review!

This. Is. Amazing! First…I should admit that I’ve been drinking a bit more wine than usual. I blame the Vino Aria Wine Aerator! I like wine because of the mellow feeling that it provides, but I’ve never really loved the flavor of red wine. It’s just a bit too bitter for my tastebuds. A wine aerator solves that problem, but many of them leak or are difficult to use. Vino Aria gave me their wine aerator to try for free, and I absolutely love it!

First, the packaging that it came in was lovely. This would be a GREAT gift to give someone. It’s got the company name engraved on the metal band between the pourer and the pretty petal-shaped spout, and a tapered neck that fits perfectly into every bottle that I’ve tried. It fits so well that I’ve managed to not make any messes while using this, which is a miracle because a: I’m a klutz and b: I was semi-intoxicated. 😀

I did a side-by-side comparison of wine poured directly from the bottle and wine poured from the bottle through the aerator. The wine poured through the aerator smelled sweeter and less ‘alcoholic’ to me, and sure enough, had a more subtle, sweet taste to it. I could actually taste the flavors of the wine. (This is why connoisseurs ‘swirl’ wine in the give it some air.)

I rate this 10/10 for myself, or as a gift for someone who likes wine! If you’d like to buy it, go HERE

For a limited time only, the price is discounted, so to get it for only $19.77, act now!

Here’s what the company has to say about their product:

Consumer Top Choice, LLC, is celebrating the launch of a red wine aerator by offering an introductory discount. Vino Aria Aerator, designed by Consumer Top Choice LLC, features a unique design that fits wine bottles and provides exceptional scent and enhanced flavor to each glass of red wine. The aerator features a petal design, complete with laser engraved logo and silver ring, to create a sophisticated look perfect for daily use or special occasions. Each Vino Aria Aerator is comprised of an acrylic spout and rubberized core, which offers strength and quick-drying capabilities for long-lasting use.

Vino Aria Aerator helps cut down on bitter notes or puckering often associated with red wines. Unlike other wine aerator designs, Vino Aria fits snugly into the mouth of any wine bottle for effortless use and provides an ample amount of oxygen into each pour to aerate and boost flavor. The perfect fit reduces the risk of leaks or drips – two common complaints associated with alternative aerators. Through the aeration process, wine is exposed to oxygen to trigger a level of oxidation and evaporation – select compounds within red wine are oxidized and evaporated with aeration, leaving bitter notes behind and leading to a more fragrant and flavorful glass of wine.

Some of the common methods of aeration include allowing wine to breathe in the bottle or swirling it around in a glass – both of which require a wait time or possible spillage. The Vino Aria Aerator and pourer allows wine drinkers to enjoy the maximum flavor without the use of additional equipment, wait time or awkward hand movements. Wine connoisseurs everywhere will appreciate the simple process – the gift wine aerator is necessary in any wine bar. Additionally, each Vino Aria Aerator is protected under a lifetime guarantee to ensure quality and exceptional customer service.

Thanks for reading! I have GIVEAWAYS coming soon soon soon!
Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

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

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