NuMe Silhouette Straightener Review, Discount & Back-to-School giveaway (Ends 9/10)

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It has been my experience that a good hair straightener is hard to come by. You see, my thick, coarse hair can be problematic. Most days, I just want to get it straight without putting in a lot of effort. I don’t think that’s asking too much. There are several attributes I look for in a good straightener. Ideally, I want one that gets to just the right temperature and just kind of glides through my hair smoothly, without tugging or breaking my hair. With my hair being so thick, I need the plates to retain heat so that I can keep using it, without waiting for it to get hot again. When I get silky straight hair, in 20 minutes or less, I know I’ve found a winner. The NuMe Silhouette gets the job done as I have just described.

I was recently sent one to try out for this review. I chose the turquoise one, but they also have pink and black.  I just love it, I think it’s so pretty! Not only is it nice to look at, but it’s also a powerful styling tool. With rounded plates of pure ceramic, you can either create soft curls or pin straight tresses. With temperature controls ranging from 140ºF to 450ºF, you will be able to fine tune the heat to the unique needs of your hair.

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Other great features include negative ion technology, which conditions hair, keeping it lustrous and healthy and an ergonomic design which features a soft touch finish, and a salon-style swivel power cord.

I have found that I have been really impressed with this straightener. It would be really easy for me to tell you to believe me when I tell you that this straightener is great, but it’s one of those things that you really need to experience for yourself.  How would you like a discount?

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The Silhouette normally retails for $139, but NuMe is offering a special discount for Sweet Deals 4 Moms readers. You can get the Silhouette, Free Argan Oil (includes free shipping) for just $39 with code DUO39. You won’t be sorry. Go here for yours.

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Kids Natural Calm Multi Review & Giveaway (Ends 7/7)

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When it comes to multi vitamins, our kids deserve the very best. As parents, we know that good nutrition is a cornerstone of good health and is vital for proper development. There are so many supplements on the market for kids, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for your family. I recently came across Kids Natural Calm Multi after doing some research of my own on kids vitamins. What I happened to be looking for at the time was a children’s vitamin that contained magnesium. Kids Natural Calm Multi delivers in that area and offers so much more. Needless to say I was super excited when they reached out to me for a review.

Magnesium is an essential mineral. Magnesium defieciency is very common these days, but often goes undiagnosed. Magnesium influences so many bodily processes including digestion, energy production, muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells and so much more. Lack of magnesium in the body can result in a variety of conditions such as stress, low energy, fatigue, inability to sleep, headaches, anxiousness, nervousness, irritability and more. It’s easy to see why many researchers say that no single dietary factor is as critical as magnesium.

Kids Natural Calm Multi consists of 24 Organic Fruits and Veggies. They incorporate superfruits (organic pomegranate, açaí, goji and noni), fruits (apple, banana, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, mango, orange, pineapple, raspberry, strawberry and tart cherry) and vegetables (beets, broccoli, carrot, collard greens, kale, peas, pumpkin, spinach and tomato). Special care is taken to ensure that no pesticide, herbicide or fungicide residues, chemical fertilizers or genetically modified ingredients were included in the formula.

The Omega-3 DHA & EPA in the formula comes from fish oil which is sourced from the purest wild sardine and anchovy, fished in cold, pristine waters off South America where there are significantly less environmental impurities.

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This was the bottle that I received for this review. It’s a good size at 30 fl oz. It will last my family a couple of months. I can actually see the minerals in it when I pour it out. Some settling does occur in the bottle, so I usually store it upside down between uses and then give it a real good shake to be sure that we’re getting all of the good stuff each time I pour it.

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Kids Natural Calm Multi features an organic fruity splash flavor, sweetened with organic stevia. To use, simply mix with an equal amount of water or add to juice. I use 2 tablespoons of it, mixed with 2 tablespoons of water. It’s recommended for kids ages 4 through 13.

I know with my own kids, who can be picky eaters, it can be hard to be sure they are getting all of these essential minerals, so giving them a good quality supplement just feels like the right thing to do. If you are looking for a good supplement, give Kids Natural Calm Multi a try. Buy it.

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Control your Temp + Unlock your Performance: Win a FREE Arctic Cool Shirt (Ends 6/21)

What types of barriers do you encounter during a tough workout? Strangely enough, when it comes to physical exercise, it’s all in the head. We often experience mental roadblocks that tell us we’re not strong enough, not fast enough, and not good enough. This is why it feels so good when we push through and discover that we are, in fact, stronger, faster, and even better than we thought.
When you’re working out, you have so many internal barriers to overcome that the last thing you want to deal with is some kind of physical limitation. Ask any athlete who’s ever been injured, and they’ll tell you how frustrating it can be to want to perform, but simply can’t because you’re not physically able to. No one wants to be told they can’t do something.Many mammals have developed sweat glands as a means of thermoregulation, meaning they can control their body heat naturally when it’s too hot out or they’re exercising. Humans, however, have evolved to have more sweat glands then say, a dog does. When it comes to long distance running, no other animal on earth can outrun a human. We simply don’t overheat as fast as other animals, because we sweat more. Our ability to perspire does have its limits though, and only through technology are we able to break these limits.If you’ve ever encountered the problem of getting too hot when you exercise, you know the struggle. Whether it’s stifling heat, or a long and intense workout that gets your blood pumping, getting too warm during a workout can pose serious problems for you. In fact, you can truly hurt yourself if you’re not careful.

The Risks of Getting Too Hot

Aside from the unbearable feeling of being too hot, when your body temperature rises above a certain point you can put your health in danger. At that point, you might experience a number of different issues, all of which belong under the category of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia may include:

Heat syncope. This is an onset of dizziness or even fainting that occurs in earlier stages of heat exposure. This can also manifest itself in a minor way of making you feel faint or abnormally tired and “out of it”. Essentially, you lack adequate blood supply to the brain, making you feel weak, and risking passing out. Other symptoms besides weakness, include tunnel vision, pale skin, or a weak pulse. The most effective way to deal with heat syncope is to stop exerting yourself and to rest in a cool place while drinking water until the dizzy feeling goes away.

Heat cramps. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in your calf? This is the same type of problem you can encounter in other muscles if you’re exposed to heat for too long while exercising. These muscle spasms typically last longer than the nighttime cramps just mentioned, though, and they can happen in your arms, stomach, and back. If you’re battling heat cramps, the best thing you can do is rest, hydrate, and stretch out the affected area.

Heat edema. While it’s pretty common for your feet and ankles to swell a little when you’ve been standing in one position for too long, a heat edema occurs when you’re active in a hot environment. As you’re working out, your high temperature can cause your blood vessels to dilate so body fluid moves into the hands or legs by gravity. The best thing to handle the swelling is to elevate the affected area.

Heat exhaustion. This is your body telling you that it can’t work anymore and is trying to keep itself cool. You might experience weakness, dizziness, nausea, headache, a fast heartbeat, and dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration). If you experience this, it’s vital that you get to a cool place as quickly as possible. Drink water or some kind of beverage with electrolytes, remove excess clothing, and you can even hop in for a cool shower or bath to help lower your body temperature back to a normal state.

Heat stroke. If heat exhaustion goes untreated, then you could be at risk for heat stroke. This is when the temperature of your body raises to over 104° and it can no longer keep itself cool. Symptoms not only include a high fever, but severe headache, dizziness, a red appearance to the skin, a lack of sweating, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, a fast heartbeat, panting, disorientation, and even seizures. Since heat stroke can damage your heart and your brain, call 911 immediately if you see anyone experiencing these symptoms.

These issues aren’t intended to scare you. We want you to understand that getting too hot during a workout is, at the very least, inconvenient. But if you ignore these signs, they could lead to something worse.

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If you want to push your body through the heat, what you really need is something that will keep you cool. We’re not talking air conditioning or ice water here—we mean new technology. This is exactly what Arctic Cool Instant Cooling Shirts do with its HydroFreeze X Technology. Going beyond the typical materials that merely wick perspiration away from the skin, their Instant Cooling Shirts disperse moisture throughout the fabric. The fabric then interacts with the air to cool you down, helping to regulate your body temperature.

With these shirts, your body temperature can stay in a safe range, which means that you don’t have to worry about heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. Arctic Cool Instant Cooling Shirts have the power to keep you healthy and safe during intense workouts, allowing you to stretch your limits and achieve more than you thought you ever could.

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Keep Your Garden Organic with EcoScraps & $50 Walmart Giftcard Giveaway (Ends 5/24)

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by EcoScraps. However, all content presented in this post represents my own opinions.

Recently, there has been a huge movement towards organic food. Many of us have taken up organic gardening as a result. Have you thought about the dirt you are using though? Is it organic? If it’s not, you should definitely check out EcoScraps, which is available at Walmart stores.

Did you know, that in the United States, we waste 40% of the food produced. That is enough to fill the Rose Bowl every day. It sits in landfills producing methane, which is 20X more harmful than CO2? Since 2010, EcoScraps has been working to be a part of the solution by reusing this waste and keeping it out of the landfills. They want to make sustainability mainstream, which I think is very admirable. Between 2011 and 2015, EcoScraps recycled 75 million lbs of food waste. They are matching that number in 2016 with projected recycling of another 75 million lbs of food waste–this time in just 12 months. To put that into perspective for you, recycling 15 million lbs of food waste is equivalent to keeping 500,000 cars off the road for an entire day! It makes a huge difference.

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I was excited to try out a couple of EcoScraps products recently. I really wanted to try the  Natural and Organic Moist Garden Soil and the Natural and Organic Tomato, Herb & Vegetable Plant Food.

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I used the Garden Soil in my raised bed. I mixed it in with the existing dirt. I was a bit surprised at the size of this bag of dirt. It weighed 30 lbs. I could tell when I opened the bag that this dirt is very rich. It’s derived from a unique blend of fruits, vegetables and other organic materials.
I also really like that it’s moisture retaining. That will help save on water of the next few months.

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I ended up planting tomatoes in this particular raised bed which is perfect for the Organic Tomato, Herb & Vegetable Plant Food I have to use. This plant food provides the nutrients you need to grow all fruits and vegetables so I can use it all over the garden, it’s not just limited to tomatoes. It features added calcium to prevent rot, which I am excited about because I have had problems with end rot in my raised beds.

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It comes in little pellets which are very easy to distribute. The bag itself has a zip up feature, to keep it fresh and dry in between uses.

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EcoScraps products currently sold at Walmart are: Compost, Garden Soil, Potting Mix, Herb and Vegetable Plant Food, All Purpose Plant Food, Compost Accelerator, Citrus and Avocado Plant Food, Starter Plant Food, Rose and Flower Plant Food, Fresh Start Plant Food, Fruit and Vegetable Plant Food, Compost Accelerator. Buy it here.

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PeachSkinSheets 1500 Thread Count Soft Sheets Review & Giveaway (Ends 5/18)

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Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with new sheets from PeachSkinSheets! She will love them. Not only will she get a great nights sleep with them, but she will love the great wrinkle free fit they provide as well as the deep pockets.

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I was recently sent a set of PeachSkinSheets for this review. There are several color choices available, but I chose Beach Blue (which just so happens to be one the colors of the month.) As I was putting these on the bed, I noticed right away how soft they are. They feel so luxurious. It was also super easy to put the fitted sheet on because of the deep pockets. Once it’s on, it stays on until you take it off. That is really important to me. I can’t think of anything more annoying than a fitted sheet that won’t stay put.

The set comes with one Flat Sheet, one Deep Pocket Fitted Sheet, (which will even fit a memory foam mattress like mine), custom number and double pillow top heights, and two Standard Pillowcases with European Envelope Closures.  Overall, I have been really impressed with this set.  It’s comfy, it moisture wicking, doesn’t shrink or pill when you wash it and it’s wrinkle free. I’ve been very happy with the quality and the color. PeachSkinSheets got it just right.

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PeachSkinSheets are available in Split King, Cali King, King, Queen, Full, Twin and XL Dorm Twin and XL Dorm Full. Prices start at $55. There are two colors of the month which are priced at $55 for any size set. Regular sale price is $69.95 for any size set while Split King/Adjustable Bed specialty sizes are $85. Go here to shop.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD Giveaway (Ends 2/7)

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At long last, the beloved classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comes to DVD. I remember watching this movie as a small child and just being really drawn in to the story and the music. I loved seeing the dwarfs. I remember being scared of the queen and who can forget the apple? I am so excited that I can now share this movie with my kids, who have also grown to be Disney enthusiasts. I am sure they are going to love it!

Win it: In honor of the re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on DVD, I have a fun Snow White themed prize pack to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, leave me a comment below with your favorite or best apple themed recipes in keeping with the theme of the movie. I will also need you to enter through the Rafflecopter below to make sure I have your contact info in case you win. Good luck!

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Aroma Sense Aromatherapy Infused Luxury Showerhead Review & Giveaway (Ends 12/16)

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Want to bring a bit of luxury to your home without an expensive remodel? Now you can with the Aroma Sense luxurious aromatherapy vitamin c infused shower head. They can be found in many high end spas across the nation. These shower heads help you to feel refreshed and energized. Choose from scents such as Lemon, Citrus Mango, Eucalyptus and others. Each fragrance is good for a specific ailment. For example the Lemon scent helps relieve stress, detoxifies and increases alertness and concentration. Eucalyptus is helpful for respiratory problems, wounds, mental exhaustion, muscle pain, and skin infections. The scented cartridges are replaceable, so when you run out you can order refills online. One cartridge should last you about 2 months.

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I was sent the Vitamin C handheld shower head with lemon scent. The Vitamin C cartridge neutralizes chlorine on contact and nourishes your skin & hair to prevent dryness. Vitamin C helps maintain skin elasticity for fewer wrinkles and is essential for collagen production. I have really been enjoying using this every day. The moisturizing effect is great this time of year when the colder weather starts to dry my skin out. The fragrance is very light and kind of a sweet citrus smell. My kids are always commenting how they like the smell after I take a shower.

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Installation of the shower head was really easy. I did it myself. I already had a hand held shower head, so all I had to do was remove the old one and screw the new one in  to the hose and I was good to go. They also offer a standard shower head if you prefer one of those. One thing I noticed right away is that the water pressure seemed to increase when I switched to the Aroma Sense. They claim that their technology provides optimized water pressure about 1.5 times more than a well branded shower head. I agree with that from my experience.

Buy it: I love the Aroma Sense Showerhead and I bet you will too. You can get yours here.

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Introducing Bertolli Riserva Sauces and No Kid Hungry & Giveaway (Ends 12/13) #MyTuscanTable

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These cold winter nights call out to me for comfort food. One of my faves is spaghetti. I’ve gotten to be kind of a snob though, when it comes to my spaghetti sauce. I really like it to have a good flavor and not be runny, etc. Because spaghetti is such a budget friendly meal in the first place, I feel justified in spending a little more to get a good quality sauce. The new Bertolli Riserva Pasta Sauces are definitely on my list of sauces that I would choose. These sauces are tuscan inspired and made with a select blend of unique specialty ingredients that pair beautifully to elevate the taste of any meal.

Made from the finest ingredients like imported Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar and porcini mushrooms, the sauces are so deliciously complete that adding other ingredients simply isn’t necessary. The sauces bring the taste of Tuscany to the table and can be served with pasta, chicken and other Italian inspired dishes.
Bertolli Riserva sauces are made with no artificial colors and are available in four delicious flavors:

•                    Marinara with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
•                    Balsamic Vinegar with Caramelized Onions
•                    Asiago Cheese with Artichokes
•                    Porcini Mushroom with White Truffle Oil

In honor of 150 years, Bertolli also partnered with No Kid Hungry. For each #MyTuscanTable share on social media during October, the Bertolli brand donated one dollar to help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger in America. Just one dollar can help feed 10 healthy meals to kids in need. They met their goal to provide up to half a million meals!

Buy it: You can find Bertolli Riserva at select retailers near you. Go here to locate a store in your area.

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