Sunday, January 22, 2017

ZipBuds review and giveaway


ZipBuds sent me a pair of their slide earbuds. My first impression is the quality. They don't feel heavy, but there is a good weight to them. I like the simple packaging and the fact that there isn't a ton of extra packaging just to make them look impressive.  


ZipBuds have comfort anti-slip coating and angled earbuds for a better fit. Each package also comes with small, medium, and large ear tip sizes. I really like the angled fit. It makes them feel like they are a custom fit to you, which is important. You don't want to be messing with your earbuds when you are trying to get your workout in.


ZipBuds have a color coded left and right earbud cord so you don't have to guess which goes into which ear! That's a small time saver and gets you working out faster! ZipBuds also have zipperless zipper technology that don't tangle. LOVE that! That's one of my pet peeves when trying to get started on a workout. I have a hard enough time being motivated to workout. 


ZipBuds also have a noise eliminating microphone and a sleek volume control. ZipBuds have really good clean sound and minimal sound distortion.

This is the description on their site.
  • Powerful bass and dynamic clarity at any volume
  • Military Grade Bulletproof Fibers for supreme durability
  • Zip-Fit  Earbud Stability System
  • Sweat and water resistant to handle tough workouts
  • Sport Fit for Optimal Comfort
  • Next-Generation Tangle Free Technology
  • Noise-Filtering Microphone & Control
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Enter the Giveaway and #playinspired

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Green Goo (First Aid Salve and Natural Deodrant) Review



Little Crazy life has started to need something for the underarms. Hold me! I'm not ready for this roller coaster!
I have been looking for a natural deodorant that isn't full of aluminum or other junk that her body doesn't need. I have tried so many brands only to have them fail me. Its either the stink or wetness under the arms. GROSS! This is their high performance, plant based, and aluminum free deodorant stick.
Little Crazy Life has been using this for a few weeks. No more stink and its not filling her body with toxic chemicals. It contains Organic shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, calendula flowers, chamomile flowers, aluminum free baking soda, arrow root, sunflower oil, beeswax, lavender oil and thyme oil. ALL ORGANIC! Amaze-balls!

Next up is the GreenGoo 100% all natural first aid salve. I have used this to heal chapped lips, a burn from my pressure cooker, scrapes on the family, and severely dry hands due to the winter weather.
This has Organic olive oil, plantain, chickweed, yarrow, sage, calendula, st johns wort, comfrey leaf, gum benzoin, myrrh, chapparal, vitamin e oil and beeswax. It also has lavender and rosemary essential oil which is great for healing!

After trying both of these GreenGoo products for a few weeks, I am hooked.

Check out their GreenGoo For animals, Dry Skin stick, or just get a combo pack with a few products. There are so many products to choose from, that I'm excited to start looking into more. They have Mama and baby products, tattoo care,  intimates, sunblock Nursing cream and more!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

NuNaturals Review

NuNaturals Sent me their NuNana, Dutch Processed Cocoa, Collagen, Gellacious Gelatin, liquid stevia, and powdered stevia. As always, with anything you consume or use on your body, please do your own research as well. What is right (or not for us) may be the opposite for you. Be diligent, and listen to your body.

The NuNana banana flour and dutch cocoa make GREAT recipes. I used this for a huge batch of chocolate banana pancakes for breakfast and the freezer for later. They freeze REALLY well. I have added the cocoa to protein shakes, muffins, and made homemade cocoa with it (using honey).
We also received Collagen and gelatin which we have been adding to protein shakes.

NuStevia has Cocoa Mint syrup, cocoa syrup and a simple syrup. We limit our sugar so this has been a great alternative if you are looking at reducing your sugar consumption. These are all sugar free and calorie free. I have used the cocoa mint and cocoa in hot chocolate, protein shakes, pancakes and many other things just to add a bit of sweetness and another flavor. I notice a slight aftertaste if I use too much, so less is more. You could also use this in coffee, ice cream, oatmeal, or baking treats. You could even make a sugar free frosting or whipping cream!


NuNaturals has alcohol free Clear NuStevia, Vanilla NuStevia, Lemon NuStevia. We used these to add a bit more flavor to recipes. 5 drops (.25 ml) (approx 1/4 dropperful) is as sweet as 1 tsp of sugar. This is actually really good in tea, coffee, or lemonade! They suggest yogurt, but I don't do dairy so cannot attest to that.
These are to-go packets of the cocoa syrup! This is great if you want to order a steamer or coffee at your local coffee place and save some cash and lower your sugar!


I also had White Stevia Powder packets but lost my picture of them.

From what I can tell all their products are free of saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, artificial sweeteners, msg, preservatives, soy, milk, synthetics, artificial colors or flavors! Fantastic!

Friday, January 6, 2017

We Love Colors Review

We love Colors sent me two sets of tights. One in my size, and one in a kid size. I originally thought these were exercise leggings, but these are footless tights.  They have a few products that I would love to try especially the exercise leggings.

These tights are great for under skirts in the fall or spring when there is a bit of wind and keeps you covered if the breeze picks up. As a busy mom, these might be my new best friend. The could also help with thigh chaffing if its warm where you are. I'm trying to get back in shape so I don't have this problem, but these appear to be a great alternative in the short term.

Microfiber Footless Tights  are available in two different lengths, Capri or Ankle length. If you want good coverage and more stretch,  I would buy a size up from what you measure. These have a slight sheen (when stretched) to them as well.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Tub Shroom Review


Tub Shroom sent me this handy little do-dad. It catches hair and doesn't allow it to go down the drain.
 With 2 girls in the house and lots of long hair, we are constantly dealing with clogged drains. The drain covers we have tried go over the drain and collects the hair around it.

         

TubShroom fits inside the tub drain, collecting hair around it. It is made of flexible silicone. All you have to do is pull it out along with all they hair. When you clean the TubShroom, you can rinse it, wipe it and its clean.  It fits any standard tub (not shower) drain and is guaranteed to catch every hair every time!
This is a great tool if you have tons of long hair in the house.

TubShroom comes in Clean White, Marine Blue, Neutral Gray, Organic Green, and Autumn Orange       

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Crystal Wash Laundry Alternative Review




I have tried many natural products over the years. We have used homemade detergents, store bought detergents, soap nuts, crystals and pretty much anything we can try to get rid of chemicals in our wash. Normally the clothes end up smelling a bit off and not super clean (especially work out clothes). There are a couple brands that I like, but in an effort to find a product that is more cost effective, I am trying these Crystal wash Balls. Also, if you have small kids in the house, you want products that aren't harmful to them. This is that product.

COST
Each set is about $49 on amazon and lasts 1,000 washes. While the cost seems a bit high at first, the breakdown is about 4 CENTS per load of laundry. Many pods cost up to 23 cents per load.

Every 30 cycles you need to set these in the sun to recharge for a day and you are back in business. If you do one load of laundry a day Crystal wash will last you almost 3 years! That is a HUGE Savings even at full price! Imagine, never running out of laundry soap again!

HOW TO USE
Simply throw the set of two balls into the washer, add clothes, and wash as normal.

APP

There is also an app that you can use to track your usage of your Crystal Wash balls! You simply hold your finger on the washer and it keeps track of every wash. I accidentally reset mine to zero while messing around with the app. We have done about 15 loads of laundry so far. There is absolutely ZERO smell from anything we have washed. That pleases my nose!

There are statistics, label decoder, stain guide and so much more on this app.


HOW DOES IT WORK?
Crystal Wash started from a desire to change the way clothes are washed. This naturally cleans your clothes, saves a ton of money,  increases the longevity of our clothes, and rids our clothes of chemicals, dyes, or perfumes that touch our skin. HECK YES! I'm all over that.

Crystal Wash uses the power of Bio Ceramics from the earth. Naturally cleaning your clothes is better for your skin, health, the environment and more gentle on your wash. Bio Ceramics use various minerals with very effective antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties.

As Crystal Wash moves around in your laundry, it changes the chemistry and raises the pH balance of the water. The higher Alkaline water from the laundry balls created enables dirt and soils to be soaked free naturally. This process creates a natural Hydrogen Peroxide type effect, which disinfects your clothes... killing bacteria and odors. I can attest to this. Many products I have tried do not get rid of workout stench... this does!

I try to come up with one feature that could be improved on products that I review, but could not think of anything for this.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Squatty Potty and Unicorn Gold Review

 Squatty Potty sent me two samples of their Unicorn Gold in Fruity Booty, and Tropical Dropsies. You can get them in time for Christmas if you order on amazon. Just click the drop down and select your scent! These are the 2oz bottles and are PERFECT for a purse or diaper bag.

Their marketing is BRILLIANT! With Unicorn Gold you can "slay your poo stink with the golden fart of a mystic unicorn".  I have seen other products but I really like that this product uses essential oils an more natural products. One spray seems to do the job regardless of the person. I'm reading that you can get up to 48 sprays per 2oz bottle. If you use this sparingly that's at least a month of stench free living.



This stuff REALLY works! Unicorn Gold fights odor both above and below the splash line. However, in my experience with Complementary health and alternative wellness... if you are extremely stinky you might want to check your diet......just saying.

They use Colloidal gold to address sulfur compounds that cause poop to stink and gets rid of the nasty molecules mid-air.

Unicorn Gold's "Potty Lock technology" seals the waterline to trap odors beneath and releasing the scent of essentials oils.

We try to eliminate (see what I did there?) use of chemicals and this seems to be a great product so far.

Colloidal Gold is suspended in each spritz of Unicorn Gold. Colloidal Gold reacts with sulfur to destroy odor and it truly works!

I thought I laughed hard at the stool video........OH MY GOSH!

Squatty Potty previously sent me their stool to review. Check out the review here of the stool.