Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NeoCell Review and Giveaway

I cannot identify if the product uses natural or synthetic forms of the vitamins and minerals. I’ve taken many supplements, vitamins and such over the years. With this experience coupled with my personal research for my degree in health and wellness I can tell you that everyone’s health needs are completely different. You must be your own advocate and research unbiased information that shows both sides. That being said, I have used these products for 30 days. I have seen some improvement in my skin with these products. It is difficult to say how big of a difference since it has been a short time, or whether the results will last. I used to have dry patches on my cheeks which seem to have diminished. I will be interested to see if my skin continues to change.

Everyone has different results due to their individual absorption rates and current health issues. I cannot say whether or not you will have results with these products, just my personal experience.

This product is designed to internally nourish the skin. This formula uses BioActive NeoCell
collagen™, which is created through a micronization process. This allows the product to dissolve in liquid. Derma Matrix is supposed to promote reduction of lines & wrinkles, Increases hydration, and support cell turnover & elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid is said to Support skin hydration & cell turnover and help maintain suppleness of the skin. Vitamin C and Amla Fruit Extract is supposed to aid in healthy collagen.
This  formula supports the skin’s lipid barrier which helps to lock in moisture and smooth the skin. Rapid Action Ceramosides™ are said to help improve skin moisture & elasticity and have reduced signed of aging in just 15 days.
Ceramosides™ Ceramides are specific lipids naturally present in the skin essential to the lipid barrier or moisture barrier. Ceramosides™ ceramides are clinically tested to increase smoothness, moisture and elasticity in just 15 days. The Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Pine Bark Extract, Astaxanthin, Lutein & Coconut Water Powder

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Skinnny Tan Review

Skinny Tan sent me this product to test and review. Skinny Tan says its the first self-tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin smoothing actives to tan, contour and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite.

I don't well at all. I usually am different shades of white ranging from pasty white to opaque. I will update this post as I get updates for you. I will be using this on my albino legs. Stay tuned for updates!!!

The pre-tan primer removes any dry or dead skin cells with this crushed walnut shell primer. Help achieve a perfect finish to your tan. Note you should always prime a few hours before you tan, not immediately before.

The Beginning story of Skinny tan.  Given the dreadful reputation of self-tanners, UK natives and 'mom-trepreneurs' Kate and Louise were determined to create an easy-to-use tanner indistinguishable from an actual tan. Their formula, perfected in Australia, found its initial home as Skinny Tan 'down-under' and became a huge sensation in Australia.

The UK equivalent of Shark Tank (called Dragons' Den) introduced Skinny Tan to Kate and Louise's home country. With its the natural tanning actives, skin smoothing Guarana and beautiful bronze tones, Skinny Tan became quite the success in the UK.

-Made with naturally derived tanning actives

-Instantly bronzes and lasts up to 7 days

-Smells like a coconut island breeze

-Streak free natural looking tan    

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kor Wobble Stools Review

KOR sent me a few kid sized wobble stools to review. I shared them with my team to get adequate feedback and I am happy to provide you with some amazing results.

The Kor Wobble Stool is an amazing product that provides active sitting. As a prior educator for normal and special needs classes, I see the benefits of this chair in the classroom. This is especially true with the younger grades. Kids need to move and this can really help them as they enter the primary grades.

Many schools expect kids to sit still and focus on work, but in reality, this is really difficult for most kids. With the rise of ADHD, ADD, anxiety, autism spectrum and sensory issues this adds a whole new layer of difficulty for kids.

Now you add stiff, uncomfortable rigid chairs that create an unnatural sitting position and you have physical issues added to that. These stools gently rock and spin via a slightly rounded base allowing active sitting vs fidgeting. This allows the body to stretch and move while allowing the person to focus on what they are doing. They have a 10” toddler, kids 14”, and an 18.7” teen size.

Our Kor Wobble chair kids test team consisted of two three year olds using the toddler stool, a kindergartener using the kids stool, and three 2nd graders/ 1 first grader using teen and kids stools. The size of stool is dependent on the individual kid due to varying heights. My daughter is 8 and prefers the kid stool, but can easily use the teen stool as well.

The first grader and one of the second graders LOVED using these stools to recreate a superman flying effect. This builds core strength, balance and confidence in their own bodies and abilities as well.

Forbes recently published an article in 2015 about kids with ADHD learning better when they squirm. In my experience it is not just a specified group of kids, its ALL kids. These chairs help with core strength, balance and attention.

The feedback I had from those who used the Kor chairs has been tremendous. The stools don’t fit a standard table, but they work great with a kids desk or table. We bought our daughter a student sized desk to pair with a stool. We had great success with this combo. She used to sit at the table or counter on a regular chair and the result was A LOT of homework frustration.

We let her use the wobble stool and get used to its movements and then transitioned to her homework station with the stools. While there was still frustration with the actual work, there were a lot less tears and chewing of the nails.

This is quite a simple design, but the benefits from it are outstanding. I am betting more people would be productive at work if they had these. I see that they have an adult chair as well. If you've tried it, let me know!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Boot Scoot review and giveaway

Boot Scoot Bikes sent me their Zoomer model in Orangesicle. The Color Options are Grass Green, Sky Blue, Sunrise Pink, Orangesicle.

There are a few brands of balance bikes available. I have only reviewed this brand and I'm very excited about doing this review. We have reviewed the Cruiser model here.

Founder, Katie Stirling. saw a toddler zooming past them on two wheels on a trip to Europe. She was surprised that the pedal-less “walking bikes” had been popular in Europe for years. When she got home her search for a similar bike for her son revealed shocking prices of the European wooden versions. Unable to find exactly what she wanted at a reasonable price, she developed and manufactured a more cost-effective and durable bike. Talk about having a great mission.

 idea of balance bikes is to learn the balance portion and skip the training wheels.

Boot Scoot Bikes are very durable and are a great option to teach a child or younger sibling how to ride.   They also have some fun Helmet covers on their site.
    • Lightweight steel frame that’s built kid-toughweight: 7 lbs
    • 33″ L x 14-17″ H x 17″ W (at handlebars)
    • Height-adjustable handlebars
    • Quick-release padded saddle, adjustable seat height: 14″-17

    • 12″ solid (hardened rubber) tires—never change a popped tire
    • White plastic rims
    • Quick and easy to assemble
    • Certified lead-free paint

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