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Product Review – True Sol – Saffron

Recently, I was given a Saffron supplement to try and review. I was excited to try something that could curb my appetite…sometimes I just feel like snacking a bit too much! I’ve been taking this for a couple of weeks now.  LOL I know, I know…not another strange pill…Here’s my review anyways. But first, about the product:
Product Description:

When used as a weight loss aid, saffron supplements are purported to curb appetite and reduce cravings. Some proponents suggest that saffron can help increase brain levels of serotonin (a chemical known to regulate mood) and, in turn, help prevent compulsive overeating and the associated weight gain.

Now My opinion:
I’ve been taking this twice daily with a full glass of water, about 30 minutes before I eat. I have definitely noticed a difference in my eating habits. Now, I’m full after I eat a plateful, instead of wanting seconds. The best part about not overeating is that I have more energy after meals. Before, I had a tough time staying motivated after dinner. Now I really don’t mind spending a few minutes cleaning up, because I’m not in mid food-coma!

I haven’t lost weight or anything, but that takes time. The next step is to find a workout routine that I can fit into my school schedule, and find time to prepare a few meals a week ahead of time for those days that I’m feeling lazy…that way I don’t make mac n cheese or pizza. I’d rather eat a healthier, more balanced diet..and when I feed my kids healthier food, I feel like a better momma.

Okay, I’m off-track. True Sol-Saffron is a product that I feel to be very helpful in decreasing appetite. I do feel less stressed, but I honestly can’t say whether that’s due to increased serotonin levels in my brain, or the fact that Finals Week is over!

On to my rating:  I rate this 9 out of 10, just because I don’t have an accurate way to measure results. BUT I plan to keep taking this, because I believe it helps, and I would recommend it to you, if you’re looking for something that helps curb your appetite!

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.


Body Merry’s Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream

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I was recently given the opportunity to try this product for free.  Imagine my excitement! I’ve been wanting to try to reduce visible cellulite on my body for some time now….so here’s how it went!

First, I’ll provide you with a product description:

“Combat cellulite with our unique Caffeine + Retinol + Seaweed formula. This gel-cream has a strong caffeine content with the optimum level of retinol (0.4%), as recommended by experts. For good measure, we’ve also added potent natural and organic ingredients such as algae extract, kelp, coconut oil, japanese green tea leaf extract and cayenne. Like all our products, it is free from harsh chemicals such as parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

The gel-cream consistency is designed to spread over large areas and it absorbs quickly into your skin. The cream is infused with a refreshing 100% natural ‘mint – green tea – lime’ fragrance, that barely leaves a trace once fully absorbed.

In a nutshell, Body Merry’s Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream is your ticket to visibly reducing the appearance of unwanted bumps and lumps and getting skin that feels and looks tighter, smoother and younger!”


If you’ve been following my cellulite showdown, This was the product that I applied to my right side. I’ll talk more about which product was better in another post. For now, let’s talk about this gel-cream stuff!

Now I’ll give you my honest opinion:

I think that Body Merry’s Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream is an incredibly unique product. It came to me in the prettiest little box, and in the box was your typical ‘face-cream’ jar. First-I’ve never used a ‘gel-cream’ before. I like that fact that It was easy to rub in like a gel, but like a cream in that it didn’t dry my skin out. The first time I used it, it kind of freaked me out…it felt a lot like ‘icy hot’, but without the hot. Just an intense cool feeling. Upon subsequent applications, I decided that I actually like this feeling. It makes me feel that the gel-cream is really permeating my skin and getting down into the cellulite. It has a fairly intense smell, but this goes away as the product is absorbed into your skin.

I have been using this cream for two weeks now, and while I haven’t seen mind-blowing results in this short time, I have definitely noticed my skin is a bit tighter and more firm. I’m definitely going to keep using this!

If you’re interested, here’s the link to buy on Amazon

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.

Cellulite Showdown!

Rachelle here! I have a confession to make: I have cellulite. A lot more than I would like to have.I know that I’m not alone in feeling this way, and I know that as I age, it’s only getting worse. So… I’ve been looking for something that actually works to combat it.  As luck would have it, I was recently allowed to try TWO different ‘cellulite creams’ for FREE!  Luck would also have it that they both showed up on my doorstep today, so I decided to do an experiment: My left side: Formula A. My right side: Formula B. thighs, arms, abdomen, and the booty. I’ll take before pics, but I won’t show them to you….yet.

I’m not telling you which brands I’m using, but before using them, here are my first impressions:

Formula A–
Comes in a very pretty, easy-squeeze bottle (think sunscreen). Smells incredibly strong, but nice. Kind of fruity and minty at the same time…I can’t see what’s inside the bottle, so I’ll let you know how the actual product looks and feels later.

Formula B–
Comes in a nice jar (think your average ‘face cream’). Smells less strong, but smells medicated. I think I’ve mentioned that smells are VERY important to me, so we’ll see how this goes. The product looks…weird. Less like cream, more lotion-y, jiggles like jell-o. Weird.

I can’t wait to try both of these products and get back to you next wednesday!

Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently


Pure Raspberry Ketones–Product Review!

Recently I was allowed the opportunity to try Pure Raspberry Ketones. In case you’re interested, I pulled some info from the company’s website:
(If you already know about raspberry ketones, skip past this part to my review)

“Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones (Not Synthesized in Lab, It is extracted from Natural Sources), No Additives, No Fillers or Artificial Ingredients

What’s Inside 🙂

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– Where it is Manufactured- Made in USA, with FDA Approved cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Highest Quality Standard for Manufacturing Supplements).

Why Our Products – Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones, 500 MG, 12O capsules, No additives, No Binders, No Fillers or No artificial Ingredients. Quality is Tested and Standardized against the Monographs in USP/NF.

How it Works- Proven Fat Burner and Appetite Controller. In Vivo and In Vitro studies, it shows that it increases the Fatty Acid Oxidation; stimulate Adiponectin, which is a protein involved in regulating Glucose Level and Fatty Acid Oxidation. It burns the Body Fat and Converts it into Energy when Body needs it and that is how it helps Body to Control Appetite; as a result it is Appetite Suppressant. Raspberry Ketones Works as an Efficient Weight Loss Supplement when it combined with balanced diet and Regular Exercise. When one does Exercise, it require body to burn extra energy and also burn extra calories, and if you are taking Raspberry Ketones, it burn the Existing Body fat to convert it into Energy which is required for Exercise. As a result one doesn’t need extra nutrition to get energy for exercise”

Well, I have to say that i read this, and was immediately excited! Something to control my appetite, AND help burn my body fat so that I have to take in less calories to exercise? Well then! I ordered it right away!

I received my order quickly, and was very pleased upon opening the bottle. Most pills smell bad. They just plain stink. These pills smell GOOD! They actually smell like raspberries, which is awesome to me. I hate opening a bottle of pills and feeling like I want to throw up.

Then I started actually taking the pills. I take them with a full glass of water about 30 minutes before lunch, and again about 30 minutes before dinner.  Lately, I haven’t been wanting seconds when I finish eating, which is AMAZING. I haven’t magically lost a ton of weight in the past couple of weeks, but I have definitely noticed an increase in my energy, which is GREAT being a single mommy of two little girls in the middle of finals week in college!

I give these pills a 10/10 rating. I had no problems or unusual side effects, and this product doesn’t give me ‘raspberry burps’ that I heard about from others that have taken raspberry Ketones!  I definitely suggest trying this product! If you want it, here’s a link to buy:

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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