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AnyMote Home – Smart Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad and Android

Hey, y’all! I haven’t blogged a bit since I started my new job almost three months ago, but to find a balance between work, family, and the things I love, I’m going to make an effort to connect with you MORE! So…today I have to tell you about a product that has pretty much removed standard remote controls from my life. This is HUGE!

I’ve had the Anymote for a few weeks now, and I’m absolutely in love with it! We have four kids and two adults in our house, so remote controls are the one thing we always seem to be searching for. The worst for me is searching for remotes in the bedroom. I can turn the TV on and off with the controls on the TV, but the Blu-Ray player has to have a remote for me to be able to get past the menu. That remote is never easy to find, partly because we don’t use it very often, and partly because things that go on my sweetheart’s nightstand have a tendency to get…lost.

Fast forward to about a week ago. My boyfriend’s son woke up at 5:30 am one beautiful Sunday morning…and neither of us was ready to get up yet. He was playing in his room like such a good boy, though. Not throwing a fit about being alone and not getting into stuff he shouldn’t be, either. So I brought him into the bedroom so he could sit in between us and watch some morning cartoons. Then I realized I didn’t know where the stupid Blu-Ray remote was. Normally, I would have two choices: wake my boyfriend up looking for remote, or find something else to do. But I was already laying in bed, and really didn’t want to get back up yet. Then I remembered the AnyMote! I grabbed my phone (which is always nearby, unlike the remote), opened the Anymote app, and was able to turn the TV on, then switch right over to the Blu-Ray player and turn on cartoons! I felt like the smartest mom in the entire universe!anymote_003

Sure, the Anymote took a bit of work to setup. I’m pretty good with technical stuff, so it was pretty easy for me, but it was also really intuitive, and the app helped me along the way. My boyfriend made fun of me at first because my phone already has a remote sensor..but what it doesn’t have it thousands of pre-built remotes to match a ton of devices. If I run into something that there isn’t a pre-made remote for, I can even create my own…but that takes a little bit more time and patience. I love that the app developers are always adding new devices so that my AnyMote can grow with my home’s technology, too!anymote_001

I thought that the app was.. ugly at first, but then I found skins for the remotes, so I can change the color scheme at will. There are so many features that I haven’t even taken the time to try out yet, but my favorite thing about my AnyMote is that I don’t have to spend time searching for the remote that came with the TV anymore. I’ve saved so much time by using my cell phone, instead, which is pretty much always with me! You can check it out here: AnyMote Home – Smart Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad and Android

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received this smart universal remote 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 experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

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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Old Factory Candles—Product Review AND FLASH GIVEAWAY!


I finally got my own set of OldFactory candles to try! There is a HUGE buzz about these awesome little candles in the blogging community, and I was so excited to be one of the lucky people given the opportunity to try these! YOU CAN, TOO! My Giveaway starts…NOW and only runs for 24 Hours! GO! GO! GO! 😀

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Raptor Universal Windshield Dashboard Car Mount —Product Review


I had one of those awesome sticky mounts hanging in my car..but I just wasn’t happy with it, because cleaning it is a big pain in the butt, and I never knew if it needed to be cleaned until my phone crashed to the floor of my car. It was time for a change, but I didn’t really want to go back to my old velcro system…so Imagine my excitement when I was given the opportunity to try out the Raptor Universal Windshield Dashboard Car Mount!

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Chase away the bathroom demons—with Wholy Water!—Product Review!


Everybody poops! It’s a fact of life. Another fact of life is that everyone’s (poop) stinks. Yes…even mine. If you’re tired of covering up your family’s bathroom habits with air freshener, or worse yet, nervous to ‘go’ in public restrooms, for fear of the stench you’ll leave, you’ll be so excited to hear about the latest product that I was given the opportunity to review!

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***Giveaway Alert!***Two sturdy stainless steel towel bars, and a chrome-finish towel ring!

What’s better than stuffed turkey this season? How about stuffing three amazing products into one giveaway! You’ll get both 24″ and 18″ Towel Bars… plus a Towel Ring!

Ideal for guest towels, mounts and dismounts when and where needed – Great for use in bath, kitchen, laundry room and patio – If used, Silicone Adhesive Brackets are easily removable without damage to tile surface Maximum weight capacity for the towel ring 10lb.

– Mounts instantly on all smooth or textured surfaces without tools, drilling and surface damage

– Safe and secure on ceramic, stone and mosaic tile, shower enclosures, glass shower doors and mirrors

– Dual-mount system includes Power-suction Locks for smooth surfaces and Silicone Adhesive Brackets for textures surfaces – Patented 90-degree Push-Lock design for superior gripping power –

– Portable! Can be repositioned instantly at any time and can also be removed at any time for easy cleaning or if needed.

– Sturdy stainless steel towel bars and ring in high-polish chrome finish.

– Space-saving adjustable slide brackets allow mounting on small surfaces (even 6″ wide) and in corner areas

– Maximum weight capacity for the towel ring =10lb and each towel bar =20lb

Enter today for a chance to win this tasty 3-piece value!

…Hurry up, it’s getting cold!

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day!

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As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

Kiss Instawave–product review! <3 <3

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was to be chosen to try the KISS InstaWave curler through BrandBacker! Obviously, I took it out of the box right away, skimmed the directions and plugged it in…The results BLEW MY MIND!
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Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Moisturizer, Argain Hair oil leave in conditioner, argan hair mask—Triple product review!

Oh, InstaNaturals. I can’t say enough about this company and their products! They have the most amazing range of natural beauty products, and wonderful customer service! Every single thing that I have tried from InstaNaturals has exceeded my expectations.  This month’s batch of new products is no different. I was given the opportunity to try not just one, but THREE different InstaNaturals products! I got to try Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Moisturizer, Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir, and Argan Oil Hair Mask! Want to know what I thought? Read on!

niacinamideProfessional Formula Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Moisturizer
*5% Niacinamide
*Matrixyl 3000
*Vitamin C
*Rosehip Oil

This come in a nice-sized 3.4-oz pump container. The product is a very lightweight-feeling, clean-smelling formula that makes my skin feel smooth, supple, and moisturized. Following the pump’s directions, I cleansed and toned my skin, used any serums I wanted, then used my fingertips to apply this to my face and neck in a circular motion, and letting it dry well before applying any makeup.

My skin is a bit more even-toned, with less redness. I just feel like my liquid foundation has a lot less to try to cover up lately, which is really nice for those days when I don’t have time to put makeup on! I recommend this to anyone who is looking for soft, youthful, radiant-looking skin.

You can buy it HERE on Amazon for only $21.77!

arganoilLuxurious Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir
*Argan Oil
*Jojoba Oil
*Coconut Oil
*Olive Oil
*Grapeseed Oil
*Shea Butter

There are a few different ways to use this, but I prefer to do just a ten-minute to two-hour treatment. I just squirt the oil onto my palms, and smooth it throughout my hair, and leave it in for as long as I want to. My hair tends to get greasy quickly, so I make sure NOT to put it anywhere near my roots. The result is that the dry ends of my hair have a lot more moisture to them, and overall my hair has a lot less frizzy flyways, especially when I put it up into a ponytail! I didn’t notice much of a scent to it, which is honestly a lot better than a bad smell! I recommend this to anyone who wants to completely rejuvenate their hair!

You can buy it HERE on Amazon for only $17.99!

arganoilmaskSuper Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask

I am SERIOUSLY IN LOVE. This stuff smells so freaking amazing. It’s like a spa day putting it into my hair! You can use this as a standard daily conditioner, or use it as a mask to pump massive hydration back into your tresses! I towel-dry my hair, scoop some out of the tub with my fingertips, and apply it to my hair, working my way towards the ends. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way that this make my hair look, feel, and smell. My boyfriend can’t seem to keep his nose away from my head now…or his hands out of it! I find myself smelling my hair a lot, or catching a whiff of it as i turn my head. Heaven. I SERIOUSLY LOVE THIS!

I recommend the Argan Oil Hair Mask to anyone and everyone! You really can’t go wrong with this, especially with the drying winter weather!

Buy this HERE on Amazon for only $19.95! This is such a great deal!
As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!
~Rachelle

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.

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!
~Rachelle

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.

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