Monday, September 28, 2015

Without A Heartbeat (Hasea Chronicles book 0) Review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Today I will be reviewing Without A Heartbeat, the prequel novel to the Hasea Chronicles. You can find my review of The Awakening, book 1 in the Hasea Chronicles, here.



 Blurb:
Victorian era prequel novel to the bestselling YA urban fantasy series, The Hasea Chronicles. A dark mix of supernatural, steampunk, horror and drama. 

(The image to the right reads:)

Not much is known about the mysterious vampire Scarlett. Until now.

The year is 1872. A darker, more unforgiving Alliance is working in the shadows, struggling to keep order on the streets of London. Meanwhile in Ireland, a young girl is about to take up a position as scullery maid in the sinister Oakley Manor. It is a decision that will alter her life forever and send her on a path of destruction and death.

A path that leads right to the Alliance.

DILECTI SURGEMUS - SOCII POLLEMUS
(Chosen we rise - Allied we prevail) 

Review: 

While generally well written, I found Without a Heartbeat disappointing overall. The majority of the book I would say is full of recycled old ideas and I didn't really get into the story until maybe the last quarter of it when the author relied more upon his own ideas of his world. There were also numerous typos throughout this book, where often times the same wrong words were used. I do wish I had read this before reading The Awakening, which I kind of want to read over again now that I know Scarlett's story. Although I'm not sure I would have been so interested in reading the Hasea Chronicles based on this story alone.


Without a Heartbeat is available on Amazon.com in ebook and paperback.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Neon Green Applicator Makeup Sponge by JGOB Review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Today I'm going to be reviewing the JGOB blending sponge for you and I also will be holding a giveaway! These blending sponges are another one of those items which I kept seeing everywhere and I kept thinking "oh I want to try that!"

This is how my sponge arrived in the box (I had ordered some other things along with it so it was a big box.) Oops. 

  
Blurb:

Our premium Neon Green makeup blender beauty sponges are made from the highest quality materials we could find. No expense was spared in the making as we wanted to provide the most superior makeup sponge we could offer. It has a curved surface which helps contour hard to reach spots of the face and will not absorb too much makeup preventing waste and helping your makeup products last longer.
 

  • - PERFECT ABSORTION,  LESS WASTE - Some makeup sponges waste makeup by absorbing too much of it into the sponge. We have tested and created ours with the perfect density to help prevent wasting your makeup and having to wash it down the drain. Keep your makeup on your face and not in the sponge.
    - EXTREMELY SOFT TOUCH - We wanted to ensure that when our makeup sponge enables you to have a relaxing and enjoyable experience similar to that of a soft breeze touching your face beautiful face.
    -  CONTOURS HARD TO REACH SPOTS - Lets face it now all makeup sponges are built alike. Ours for example are quality controlled to ensure even the smallest defect in shape is eliminated from seeing daylight. With this type of quality you will expect that the shape of this sponge will reach the hard to blend spaces of your face while creating a perfect balance when used evenly.
    - TRAVEL CASE INCLUDED - Not everyone has all day to stay at home and its nice to bring the things in life that make a difference when freshening up. So each of our makeup sponges includes a plastic travel case so it can be stored in while not in use. Most sponges we have found are more likely to deteorate over time when exposed to certain elements outside their package. So we have created a unique travel pack that will allow you to put your makeup sponge in your purse or to jetset to your next destination with out worrying about it touching things it should not.
    - REUSABLE & EASY TO CLEAN - Why would anyone want to create more waste then what is necessary. We have designed our makeup sponge so it can be washed, gently squeezed to dry and used again. 
Review:

I was using this sponge for a few weeks before I finally read somewhere that you're supposed to wet it down first. Oops. That would have been good to know with some instructions.

(Why do these things never come with instructions?)

I had read one of the benefits of these sponges is that the makeup doesn't stick to the sponge so much so you actually don't lose makeup by having it all soaked up. Honestly, I didn't really notice a difference with the absorption of this sponge versus say the little sponge wedges. Here's a picture I took today and you can see that after several uses it definitely is tainted by my makeup.


I haven't used the carrying case at all but I know from the way it arrived that the case obviously doesn't stay shut when being jostled around a bunch.

This sponge is easy to use, and once I started wetting it down I fell in love. It creates a much more natural which I absolutely love. I always have a problem with my foundation looking too dry and cakey and yucky. When I use this sponge, my makeup is much more even and it's much more difficult to notice I'm even wearing foundation, which makes me happy. I'll definitely keep using this sponge and get a replacement when the time comes.

The JBOG makeup sponge is available on Amazon.com for $11.97 and is eligible for free shipping on orders of $35 or more.




I don't blog about makeup much but I just want to talk about my makeup for a second. I'm wearing Cover Girl Clean Normal Skin in Creamy Natural liquid foundation topped with Cover Girl + Olay pressed powder in light (I got this at 75% off last week, woohoo! yes, I love my Cover Girl foundation.)

I *finally* figured out my trick to applying eye makeup without getting raccoon eye last week (thank you Ipsy!) After doing my foundation, I start with mascara. Yes, I do mascara before eyeshadow. This seems so backwards but apparently it's what works for me. If I do the eyeshadow first, once I apply the mascara and then the eyeliner, I just end up with black smudges everywhere under my eyes and it's awful. I already have dark circles under my eyes, I don't need fake ones to highlight that fact :P

Anyway, I'm also wearing several products I received in my September Ipsy bag:  the treStique mini matte lip crayon in Nantucket Nude, Starlooks Pro Luxe Longwear eyeliner pen (from my August Ipsy bag), Pixi by Petra Mini Brow Trio in Shades of Brow. On my eyes which you can't really see, I applied First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (I forgot to apply it to my entire face first, oops) topped with my Nyx Ipsy eyeshadow trio which I really love. I'm pretty happy with all of these products so far.

Moving on.... at last, here's the giveaway :)

Giveaway:

Starts September 26, 2015 and ends October 21, 2015 unless I decide to extend or shorten it.

US only.
Amazon.com account is required as a code will be given to the winner. The code expires December 31, 2015 so getting the free shipping shouldn't be a problem with regular Amazon.com buyers :)
~ended~

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ph Test Strips -160- count 15 second results Review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

I've known about the importance of proper pH for a very long time, because it's one of the things Teresa Tapp talks about. I was curious about checking my own pH as it is an important factor for weight loss. Smart Solutions provided me with one of their pH test strip kits to try out, so here is some more information about it for those not familiar.



Blurb:

What are pH strips

pH strips are filter paper impregnated with an indicator or a mixture of indicators.

The paper is dried, cut in convenient size, and then packed into a suitable package.
To use pH test paper are by far the simplest way to measure pH.

How to understand the results:

Discover the pH of your urine or saliva with our super accurate pH test strips.
Made specifically to test saliva and urine these are by far the most accurate and economical test strips on the market.
pH testing strips give you the ability to test your urine or saliva each day to gauge your internal health.
This enables you to adjust your diet and supplements to achieve the optimum balance for health and peace of mind.

The test strip single pad, full range pH test strips are:

• Easily read with increments from 4.5 to 9.0

• Simple to use

• Made of Professional Grade material

• Come with a double color head

• Do not bleed when using  


Review:


These strips are pretty straight forward and easy to use. I like that you have the option of doing either a saliva or urine test with these and I also like that it comes in a plastic case which makes storage simple and protects the testing sticks from outside contaminants.

I used these by both methods with similar results. It looks like I'm slightly acidic with a pH of 6.5 so that's something I will be working on. I hope to improve my pH by drinking lemon water alone. With being sick the past few weeks I just haven't thought to do this test much so it's something I'll focus more on when I'm feeling better.

When I first received this in the mail, my boyfriend's sister and her husband were over and of course they were curious and had to try this out. They both tested alkaline while Mike tested acidic so it's probably the food we're eating (we had eaten acidic foods previously.) Having others here to test out this product for me was a nice bonus just to see the different results.

The only thing I don't like about these test strips, and I think you can tell from my picture, is that the colors don't exactly match the chart. I know it's difficult to simulate colors and get a perfect match and of course I'm used to this kind of thing from doing test kits on my aquarium water. However, the four of us all tested our saliva and we each felt the color green on our results wasn't anywhere on the color chart. We tended to just go by the shade of yellow to determine our pH levels.

We also noticed the longer these strips sat, they changed color, so this is something to consider. I know when it comes to aquarium test strips, they're not supposed to be as accurate as using the test tube method, so I don't know if that's true for these or not. Just a random thought and observation.

These pH strips are available on Amazon.com for $11.99 and are eligible for free shipping on orders over $35.

Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Good morning. It looks like I'm going to have a few reviews for you today, with a few more maybe tomorrow assuming everything goes as planned. I had a horrible migraine yesterday so I'm a bit set back on everything. Anyway...

I've really been wanting to try one of these fruit infusion water bottles I keep seeing everywhere and fortunately through Tomoson.com I was given the opportunity to do so.



Blurb:
FRUIT INFUSER WATER BOTTLE: PREMIUM QUALITY INFUSER FOR THE HEALTHIEST DRINKS!
Do you lead an active lifestyle, and drink on the go, whether at your desk or after a demanding workout and rather than unhealthy, sugary drinks, you would like a fantastic, super healthy way of creating infused drinks?
Perfect for drinking on the go, our infuser is manufactured with an ultra high-grip silicone sleeve, together with a strong, easy-open plastic flip top for easy drinking without loose lids. Whereas other, cheaper plastic infuser bottles are manufactured with small spouts, our Infuser Bottle has a super easy-pour spout for convenient drinking or pouring without drips or spillage!
Whether carrying for a workout or in a bag, our Infuser Bottle has been designed for superior spill-protection, with an internal, silicone spout seal, ultra easy-to grip push button lid lock and a reinforced metallic lid-clip, you can be guaranteed that our Fruit Infuser provides the best protection against leaks on the market!
- Ultra high capacity infuser bottle, perfect for flavoured fruit infused water, juice, lemonade, iced-teas and many more! - Super easy to clean and completely dishwasher safe! - Manufactured from strong Borosilicate Glass, certified BPA free for a premium fruit infuser bottle that won't leech harmful chemicals into your drink! - Leak-resistant design with locking lid and silicone spout cover, perfect for carrying in bags or while working out! - Ultra high quality, non-slip silicone sleeve for perfect grip and drinking while on the move!
Combining a super tough, BPA free borosilicate glass infuser, durable non-slip silicone covering, leak resistant design and ultra high capacity bottle, our Fruit Infuser guarantees whether used as a workout bottle or simply for a super refreshing drink, our Fruit Infuser will provide the healthiest, premium refreshment time and time again! 

Review:
There are a lot of things I like about this water bottle: it's made out of glass and bpa free so I don't have to worry about chemicals found in plastic plus of course glass is just easier to clean. It is very easy to take apart so cleaning is simple. The silicone grip is nice because I can see how it would be difficult to grip this bottle without it when sweating. I really like the button lid lock which makes it easy to use yet helps prevent against spills. The plastic loop is also kind of nice because it makes this easier to pick up when you have your hands full. Unlike some other water bottles, this is supposed to be dishwasher safe but I don't have one to test that.

I just have a few issues with this water bottle. First, the infuser is supposed to be removable but don't ask me how you get that thing out. It almost seems like it should have come with a tool to hook it out or something. Mine is stuck within my bottle pretty tight so it's not going anyway. Additionally, there weren't any real kind of instructions with this so initially I was left with a few questions:

  • Do I need to squeeze the fruit to release some of the juices?
  • How long does the fruit need to sit within the bottle?
  • How many ounces is this? It doesn't say anywhere on the packaging.
I filled and refilled this bottle throughout the day with a few types of different fruit. While I could definitely smell the fruit I couldn't really taste it much. I think I think next time I add some fruit to my bottle I will try squeezing more of the juice out first.

The Arssen Fruit Infuser Water Bottle is currently available on Amazon.com for $14.95 and is eligible for free shipping on orders over $35.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Review

I received this item free for review from Influenster.com in exchange for my honest opinion.

Well last week I learned a valuable lesson. Don't go hiking with bronchitis even if you are almost all better. I went hiking last Saturday and all it did was wear me out and re aggravate my poor sick body so I was pretty much too tired to do much of anything last week which is why I haven't blogged in awhile. 

But anyway today I'm going to talk about a product I received from Influenster for review. I have to say this is the worst Voxbox I've gotten and I know I'm not alone in this opinion. I wish Influenster told you exactly what you were getting in your Voxbox ahead of time and then gave you the option to opt out. Anyway...


This is the Voxbox I received. My first problem with this box was Influenster led me to believe I was getting a full sized product. Instead I received a small sample size at .75 fluid ounces. Now that I've actually tried the product I'm glad I only got a sample size. 

I applied the product to my left leg using just about a quarter size amount as described in the directions. I gently rubbed it on my leg and foot stopping at above the knee. 

Here's the good: this applied easily with no noticeable streaks and it didn't take much product. 


The bad: it turned me orange. If this is what natural tan is supposed to look like then no one would want to be tan. This was seriously bad. Not just orange but it made my feet just look dirty. Additionally it came off on my clothes and I'm still waiting to see if they've stained or not. I left this on for a few hours just to test the lasting power. By the time I washed it off I couldn't even tell what I was washing off. I think some of it did wear off throughout the day. 

On the bright side at least this was just makeup and it didn't actually stain my skin orange. 

I won't be using the coupon because I definitely won't be purchasing this ever. I might just throw away the sample - something I never do - or stash it with my Halloween makeup. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dreams of Beautiful Whisper ebook review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm back again today, this time with an ebook review. I have to say, if you read just one fantasy book this year make it Dreams of Beautiful Whisper. If you're a fan of fantasy and stories about elves in particular, you absolutely have to read this book and I am not just saying that. It's so rare you find such a treasure and I'm fortunate today to share with you my review of Tanya Jones's Dreams of Beautiful Whisper.



Blurb:
"He’s infuriatingly sure of himself (not to mention gorgeous). She’s infuriatingly unsure of herself but so extraordinarily analytical and practical that even she might possess the ability to come to terms with her incredible inner and outer beauty. But is she capable of completely embracing who she is, who she’s meant to be and the potential of her destiny, as well as enduring the path to get there?
Slowly ease into the journey of “Beautiful Whisper” (aka Amanae) through the gradual building of a foundation and a reality that seeps into existence through dreams.  Yes, “Dreams of Beautiful Whisper” is a direct reference to “Amanae’s Dreams”. Which then blooms into an exciting coming of age tale, with the twists and turns we love to escape with and enough real life parallel for us to relate to.
 

When Amanda learns that the gorgeous beauty-boy of her disturbingly life-like dreams is in fact an elven warrior from her past, things get complicated. But shortly after being urgently moved back to the village where she was born, well things just got weird. As the haze of her blocked past lifts, the truth of who she is, what she must endure and how it will change her peaceful human life forever, threaten to be more than she can handle. Even with her practical approach to challenges, the reassurance of her boyfriend Jordan and the encouraging support of an entire elven kingdom, will Amanda have the strength and skill to fulfill her destiny?

Summary Excerpt:
Dreams of Beautiful Whisper is a YA Fantasy, debut novel by Tanya Jones. It is also a less common, Reality Fiction Fantasy Crossover, with all the fun and wonder of elves, magic and romance, combined with the very real challenges that our teens face every day.

Why should readers buy this book?
Dreams of Beautiful Whisper helps teens (and adults) who want to open their minds to multiple perspectives. It’s unique advantage is that it provides the general escapism that many of us desire while also providing an obvious, yet not in your face, look at better role models and problem solving skills."


Review:
 Ironically, when I began reading this book at first I absolutely hated the main character, Amanda. So much so that I wanted to just put the book down and not look at it again. Fortunately I kept reading and absolutely fell in love with her story. At first I found the title a bit odd, but after finishing the book and understanding the title I feel it's just perfect. There's just a few things I disliked about this book: aside from the typical spoiled teenager spiel at the beginning which was very necessary, there are a few grammar errors and things like confusion of past and present tense. Additionally, the long list of powers, while somewhat adding to the storyline, was overkill. It was just too long and I found myself just skimming the list, very much like what a regular teenager would most likely do. Those few things aside, I absolutely love Dreams of Beautiful Whisper and more books from Jones simply cannot come soon enough. I found this to be one of those instances where I really wanted to finish reading the book because it was so good yet at the same time I didn't want it to be over. The story was too short for me, as I just did not want to stop reading. I certainly hope Jones has a very long list of books and ideas to continue in her future because she's made me an instant die hard fan with this one book.

Dreams of Beautiful Whisper is available from Amazon in both paperback and ebook format. It is free with Kindle Unlimited or $2.99 for ebook at regular price or $11.99 for paperback. It's also available at other retailers so you can check out the official Web site for more information.

Sun Essential Oils Breathe Review

I received this item in exchange for an Amazon review.


Today I'm sharing with you an essential oil I have been using quite a bit since I've been sick. It's called Breathe which is fitting since I've been having difficulty doing so. Here is some information about this product.




 Blurb:
  • GET BETTER RESULTS WITH SUN ESSENTIAL OILS - With what we believe to be superior sourced and harvested ingredients, we think you will agree that our oils are by far the most effective on the market - a wonderful smell that can't be beat!
  • SUN PROVIDES THE BEST ESSENTIAL OILS - Yes, it's a matter of opinion, but we believe our oils to be the best and will provide anyone who doesn't feel the same way with an 100% pure, unconditional manufacturer refund, anytime. We think you will feel that you have never smelled an oil this wonderful...and that after you have smelled this oil other brands may have a distinct alcohol or chemical smell with a 'dry' scent and noticeable lack of depth.
  • LOVE THE SMELL AND FEEL GREAT - Fatigue and irritability are often a result of many factors that are difficult to pinpoint.  Clear your mind and relax with the wonderful smell of Breathe Blend. Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)Lemon (Citrus limon) Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
  Review:
I've noticed with other oil concoctions peppermint and eucalyptus are often missing which seems like the obvious oils to use when you need something to help you breathe better. I used this oil in combination with my Thieves oil or Health Shield just for added effect. I really like this oil because of the inclusion of peppermint and eucalyptus. It definitely helps with my breathing. However, the first time I used this oil I forgot about it containing lemon when I used this at night so it did keep me awake which is odd because lemon usually doesn't effect me that much. So I've found this is a wonderful oil to use in the morning to help clear my sinuses but also help boost my energy. I just spread a little bit on my chest and it seems to help immediately and it really doesn't take much. 

If you look at my picture, you will notice my bottle of oil was completely covered in oil when I received it. I've had this problem in the past with this brand and this was the worst example.  Once again, it wasn't a matter of product leaking during shipping. This was lack of proper clean up of product before shipping, which I just find ridiculous. Otherwise I take no issue with this product.

Breathe is available on Amazon.com for $11.99 for a 2 fluid ounce bottle.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mind Dimensions Bundle by Dima Zales review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

I'm trying to stick to reviewing only on the week days now so I can spend more time with my boyfriend on the weekend but I wanted to get this review done today as well as the coffee grinder so you'll just have to deal with an extra post today :D



Blurb:
The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions Book 1)

Darren's had it easy his whole life. Finishing Harvard at eighteen, a lucrative job on Wall Street at twenty-one—all things are possible when you can cheat by stepping outside time. Thanks to his ability, he's a know-it-all, but what he doesn't know is how he's able to do what he does.

That is, until he meets Mira and discovers her dangerous, hidden world.

The Time Stopper (A Mind Dimensions Story Prequel)

Mira can stop time, but she can't change anything. After her parents are murdered, she'll do anything to get revenge—even take on the Russian mob.

The Thought Pushers (Mind Dimensions Book 2)

Darren’s life turned upside down when he met Mira. Now, as he races to uncover his own identity, he confronts new enemies—and realizes his unique powers might extend further than he ever imagined...
  


Review: 
I previously reviewed the Time Stopper here so I will only be reviewing the other two books.

I actually don't usually go out of my way to recommend products to people unless I'm doing reviews or they specifically ask for my opinion, but I found myself recommending Mind Dimensions several times within my book club on Facebook. While there is a hint of a liberal viewpoint behind these books, I enjoyed them regardless. I really enjoyed reading the beginning of Darren's story in the Thought Readers, and finding Mira so involved in the series. Some of the ideas behind these stories aren't exactly knew, but The Thought Pushers was full of twists and I found myself mentally yelling at the author at one point: "No he did not just do that!" Speaking of old ideas, I think what makes these books so good is that although some of the ideas aren't exactly new, many of the old clich├ęs are avoided. This kind of experience, well written story telling is so rare and I'm happy to have found such a gem in the Mind Dimensions. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

This set is available from Amazon for $5.99 Kindle edition or $23.17 for paperback.

Galleany Manual Coffee Grinder

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

I kind of suspect my boyfriend created a monster when he suggested I try drinking coffee to help with my headache. Why? Because as it turns out, coffee is one of the very few things which seems to help. Or at least it helps with my daily tension headache. I say he created a monster because I just stocked up on coffee because my local grocery store was having a really good sale and I got 5 containers worth, regularly priced at $8.99 for $6 each. Yes, I love a good sale. On that note, I recently purchased a bag of Eight O'Clock coffee from Amazon. The very day I got it in the mail, I looked on Amazon to check on the price and I saw it was about $35. WHAT?? I know I didn't pay that much for it because there's no way I would have. No, I didn't. I somehow got it at a discounted price of just under $15 so I won't question it but I'll be happy for those kinds of savings. I have no clue how much this costs in store (I should have looked today, duh.) I tried this coffee for the first time this morning, and I have to say the hazelnut flavor is not what I expected but it was really good. It was also my first time trying Arabica coffee and I'm definitely going to stick with Robusta for my morning wake up but I think this will make a good afternoon / evening coffee.


Anyway, today's blog post is supposed to be about my coffee grinder from Galleany. I do want to mention that I just received this item yesterday so I have only tried it once. The business was in a rush to get our reviews done. Normally I would test out a product much more thoroughly, but in this case the product seems pretty straight forward so I don't have an issue with more limited testing however I did want to be honest and up front with my readers. If I do end up having any problems, I will update this as needed. edit: I was reminded that Amazon does drop people for reviewing things too quickly sometimes so I have deleted my Amazon review just in case and I will not be doing this type of thing again. 1 week minimum for most reviews :)

Blurb:
PORTABLE: Why sacrifice great coffee when you're on the go? The Manual Coffee Mill is compact and light-weight, yet rugged. Slip it into your bag on your next business or camping trip, or even on your way to the office.
EFFICIENT: With its small, space-saving design, this Hand Coffee Mill is both eco-friendly and inexpensive to use - neither batteries nor electricity required! Polished stainless steel means it won't rust and will be easy to clean throughout its long life.
ADJUSTABLE: Each brewing method has an optimal grind. Whether you're using an AeroPress, a Coffee French Press, an Espresso Machine or a drip method, our grinder ensures your beans are perfectly ground every time.
DURABLE: Mechanical mills, plainly put, have too many moving parts! Our manual coffee burr grinder has a conical acrylic enclosure with a ceramic burr. Years from now, it will be grinding coffee beans as reliably as the day it arrived

Review:
First of all, this product was made in China which means unfortunately the instructions are a bit confusing and to some extent don't make much sense. Fortunately this grinder is pretty simple to use so I just ignored most of the instructions. The use is straight forward: open the cap, fill with beans, place the cap back on, attach the handle and then start turning to grind until you feel no more beans are left to be ground. Simple, and with my boyfriend's help (he felt I was struggling with grinding, which I wasn't) it only took about a minute to grind enough for my morning coffee. I did readjust the burr grinder setting prior to using it so that I didn't get quite as fine a coffee, and it seemed to be comparable to pre-ground store brands.

This grinder is easy to take apart so I'm confident it will be easy enough to clean as well. The handle comes off which makes it nice for easy storage yet at the same time it's kind of flimsy if you wanted to keep this grinder out for daily use. The handle just slides off so there really isn't anything keeping it attached to the grinder. This seems more practical for camping purposes, which I know they have advertised this for. However, just hope you don't lose the handle! Additionally, the pieces almost seem to come apart a little bit too easy. I have a slight concern about the bottom piece falling off while in use, but so far no problems.

Overall, I do feel this is a good product. It was far easier to use than I expected. It seems sturdy enough for daily use. Also, the collection container does have a little window so you can see your coffee filling up while being grounded so that's a nice feature.

The Galleany Manual Coffee Grinder is available on Amazon for $14.95 and it is available for free shipping on all orders over $35.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mega Mineral - All in One Multi Mineral Review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Good morning my loyal readers. I have little to really talk about for once, so I'm going to go straight to the review for today. I remember several years ago my sister once advised me that she had better weight loss results while taking a multi-mineral, so when the opportunity presented itself, I thought "Why not?" Today I will be reviewing Mega Mineral from alohaGenix.



Blurb:

Mega Mineral Complete All-In-One Supplement ✮ Iron-Free Formula ✮ Provides 1000mg Calcium, 500mg Magnesium, Plus All Trace Minerals.

PROPRIETARY MINERAL BLEND. Each Serving Contains: Each serving containing: Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol), Calcium (as carbonate), Iodine (from kelp), Magnesium (as oxide), Zinc (as oxide), Selenium (as amino acid chelate), Copper (as amino acid chelate), Manganese (as citrate), Chromium (as amino acid chelate), Molybdenum (as amino acid chelate), Potassium (as potassium chloride), Chloride (as potassium chloride), Boron (as amino acid chelate), Bromelain (10:1 / 80GDU), L-Glutamic Acid, and Bentonite Clay (providing all 72 Naturally-occurring trace minerals). 

 Review:

I like this multi-mineral because it does contain a lot of key minerals, especially magnesium potassium and calcium which is like a holy trio of minerals in my book. I also like this product because it does not contain iron. As a woman, I know a lot of times I may be low on iron but I always worry about taking products which contain iron because there is such a thing as too much. Coming from Ohio, a state where thyroid problems are a major issue, I also like that iodine is included in the supplement. I'm also a firm believer in using D3 for overall health so I like that this is included as well. Those are just the few minerals in this product which I'm most familiar with.

As for the product itself, hopefully you can tell from the picture these tablets are quite large so if you have difficulty swallowing pills this may be a concern. To be honest, the majority of the time I was testing these, I was only taking half a dosage! I somehow didn't read the serving size correctly or something so that was my mistake. However, once I did up the dosage to two tablets I did notice I seem to have more energy. Although I'm sick, I don't feel nearly as sick and drained as I normally do so I'm guessing the Zinc and D3 in this has really helped.

I should mention that I am very sensitive to supplements so in general I do notice subtle results very quickly, in general. I didn't really notice much difference with this until I increased the dosage although as I mentioned I think it has helped keep me healthier upon reflection.

I wish I could give more feedback on this product since these things can take a long time to notice obvious results. Unfortunately I'm under a time limit for this post but I will update if I notice any other changes.

alohaGenix Mega Mineral is available on Amazon.com for $18.97 for a supply of 100 tablets (50 servings.)

They also have this special offer: LIMITED TIME SPECIAL ✮ WHEN YOU BUY MORE FOR YOURSELF AND FAMILY & FRIENDS! ✮ TAKE 10% OFF YOUR ORDER TOTAL WHEN YOU BUY 2 ITEMS FROM ALOHAGENIX ✮ BUY 3 ITEMS, GET 15% OFF ✮ BUY 4 ITEMS, GET 20% OFF ✮ BUY 5+ ITEMS, GET 25% OFF