Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier Review

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With the cooler starting to kick in, it can lead to some colder mornings and condensation build up on the windows in our older house. In my mind, I know this could potentially lead to mold. Ewww. I don’t want to take any chances and the obvious solution for me was to find a good dehumidifier to draw the excess moisture from the air. I came across the Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier and decided to give it a try.

I have been really impressed with this little guy. As it claims, it is both lightweight and quiet. The Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier uses Peltier Technology (no compressor) which makes it light and quiet. It is perfect for bathrooms, and small to mid-sized rooms where dampness and humidity are a problem. Most importantly, it works!

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Since the condensation in the windows hasn’t really started here yet, I decided to start testing it by steam cleaning our half bathroom and then leaving the dehumidifier on for awhile to see if it would pick up the moisture.

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Lo and behold, about an hour later, you can see it collected a decent amount of water. When it extracts the moisture from the air and stores it in this spill-proof reservoir. It will hold up to 16 oz.

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Next, I took it a step further and set it up in our master bathroom (we do not have a fan in there), where everyone takes their baths and showers and I let it run for 24 hours. It was almost halfway full the next day! The unit features an automatic shut off switch to shut the unit off when the water reservoir is full should it get to that point. When this occurs a “full” indicator light will light up when the reservoir needs to be emptied. I’d say it works like a champ.

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If you’d like to try a Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier in your house, you can pick one up right now on Amazon.

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Beauty Box 5 September Review

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My monthly Beauty Box 5 package arrived recently and I wanted to share with you what was inside. September’s theme was “balancing act”. It’s all about returning to the fall routine, taking care of yourself while embracing new trends. If you are not familiar with Beauty Box 5, they offer a monthly subscription service where you receive 5 new beauty products every month. Some of the items values, exceed the cost of the box, making it a great deal for beauty enthusiasts.

So here is what was in the box:


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Nicka K New York Eyelight Crayon, Retail $4.49 0.056 oz: This creamy shadow stick glides on easily and adds a pigmented pop of color that lasts.

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Natural Style by FUBU Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash, Retail $9.99 12 oz: Equipped with 8 repairing oils and shea butter, this treatment strengthens hair to minimize frizz.


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Sally Hansen Toe Spacers, Retail $1.99 1 pair: Cushion your toes and separate them with these adorably printed toe spacers to keep your DIY pedicure looking professional and smudge free.

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My Beauty Spot Nail Polish, Retail $24.99 0.4 fl oz/ Set of 6: This thick formula glides on smooth, plus, it dries quickly.


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Chrislie Formulations 3 in 1 Eye Bright, Retail $40 0.5 fl oz.: When used overnight, this serum makes the delicate area around your eyes smoother, brighter and firmer, reducing dark circles and rejuvenating skin.

Buy it: Interested in getting beauty products in the mail each month from Beauty Box 5? Plans start at $12 per month or get 3 months for $30. Shipping is free. Click here to get started.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Smile Brilliant Review & Giveaway (Ends 10/12)

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Lets talk about teeth whitening for a bit. So, you may or may not know that I love me some coffee and tea. Unfortunately, I also know that those drinks take their toll on my teeth in the form of yellowing. I have tried the strips to whiten, but I wanted to try a more professional approach as well. It’s a system to get professional quality whitening at home at a fraction of what the dentist charges.

Smile Brilliant is the best at home teeth whitening system available on the market. Their system offers a kit in which you can make your very own custom fitted teeth trays along to use with their whitening gel to get awesome results. The custom trays are made the same way as the ones you would get from the dentist, only you’re making them yourself from the comfort of your own home.

Watch this short video below to get a better idea of how Smile Brilliant works.

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I received my own kit recently so I could try it out.  It came with whitening gels, desensitizing gels, base and catalyst pastes and a couple of trays to make your molds.

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To get started, you mix the base and the catalyst pastes together for the specified amount of time.

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Then you put them in the trays and apply to your teeth to make the mold. You then push these up into your teeth and hold them there.

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When you are done, you will get something like this. The kit comes with three sets of putty, just in case you make a mistake. Once you are done you simply mail these back in the pre paid envelope and wait to get your custom teeth trays.

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I received mine in about a weeks time. They come in this nifty case for storage. Once I had the trays in hand, I was ready to start whitening. I can tell you that if you have sensitive teeth, you will want to invest the time in using the desensitizing gel. It helps! Use it for a good 20 minutes, rinse and move on to the whitening. Use for 20 min – 3 hours depending on the severity of the yellowing.

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Here are some of the results you could see after using the product. My personal results were not very dramatic, but I feel that it had to do with the fact that I was not using it for longer than the minimum amount of time and I was still drinking coffee in between uses. Results will definitely vary for everyone depending on the severity of yellowing, length of time used and if you’re re-staining your teeth in between uses.

Buy it: If you are looking to try professional quality whitening products, without paying top dollar for it, Smile Brilliant worth a try. Go here for your kit.

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Harvest Snaps Review & Giveaway (Ends 9/28) @harvestsnaps

Are you looking for a healthy snack? I must admit that I love to snack, and if the snack is a healthy one, I feel less guilt about it. Not only that, but my body is grateful for it. That’s why I was so happy to discover Harvest Snaps . Snapea Crisps and Lentil Snaps are:

  • baked
  • have less fat & sodium
  • have higher levels of protein and fiber
  • are gluten-free
  • have a lower glycemic index

Basically, they are just better for you.

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For this review, I received a lovely package of Harvest Snaps products. I have been finding myself reaching for these instead of chips. They go great with hummus and my kids are loving them too.  I have to say that at first I was a little skeptical, but the texture and flavor are really good.

Of all the flavors I tried, I think the Lightly Salted is my favorite. It’s pretty simple and tasty.

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To get some ideas on how to pair your Harvest Snaps with meals, check out their fun Lunchspiration site. It’s seriously making me hungry.

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This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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New! Crest Sensi-Stop Strips Review & $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 9/28)

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Do you have sensitive teeth? If your answer is yes, you should check out the new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips available at Walmart. The way these work is simple. You just apply a Crest Sensi-Stop Strip to your sensitive tooth for a quick 10 minutes for immediate relief and up to one month of protection.

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For this review, I received a pack of Crest Sensi-Stop Strips to try them for myself. I have been suffering from sensitive teeth lately and so I was anxious to give it a try. I am particularly sensitive to cold. It’s hard to explain the feeling that I get from the tooth sensitivity, but I can tell you that it just hurts for me to watch someone take a bite out of a popsicle. While this sensitivity hasn’t caused me to stop eating any particular foods, it has made me very careful in the way I eat certain cold foods. If I can avoid biting it directly with my front teeth, then that’s what I do.

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As you can see the Sensi-Stop Strips are packaged like a white strip. Only, these strips are much smaller, so you can concentrate it on one area. I found that they aren’t overly gooey or anything. I put it on and it stays on just fine.

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So far I am impressed with these strips. While I haven’t tried to bite into a popsicle, I haven’t noticed the sensitivity in my teeth since I started using them. I am going to keep trying them awhile longer and give you another update to let you know how they are working.

Buy it: You can find new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips at an everyday low price at Walmart.

Win it: One of you will win a $25 Walmart gift card so that you can try Crest Sensi-Stop Strips for yourself. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Ferrara Candy Lemonhead Prize Pack Giveaway (Ends 9/28)

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Are you ready for a giveaway? Get ready to pucker up because I want to talk to you about Lemonhead Candy.

Did you know that the first Ferrara candy rolled off the line and into stores over 100 years ago, (1908 to be exact)? Lemonhead came on the scene later in 1962. I had no idea. I also didn’t know that Ferrara is the #1 non-chocolate candy manufacturer in the US. What I did know is that it had been awhile since I had tasted Lemonhead candy, but then this epic package arrived at my door. You can see all the sweet goodness that was in the box in the photo. You may notice the updated Lemonhead packaging with a fresher, updated look. You may also notice a new product: Lemonhead Gummies. My kids actually went for these first. I went for the classic Lemonhead box. When I took my first bite, the nostalgia kicked in. I remembered eating these when I was a kid and making that super sour face followed by a “yum”. Yep. They’ve still got it.

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Welcome Fall Into Your Home with Febreze Fall Home Harvest Collection #FebrezeFall

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Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the sights and smells that come with fall. I love the cooler weather it brings, watching the leaves change color and all the yummy beverages that accompany it such as apple cider, pumpkin lattes, you get the idea. To help me get ready for fall this year, I was sent a fun Febreze Fall Home Harvest Collection Kit. Isn’t the barn box just adorable? My daughter loves it.

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In the box was a Febreze Noticables Warmer with two fragrances (Sandalwood/Chai and Vanilla/Sugar) and a Febreze scent for the Car in Toasted Almond as well as a fun recipe box full of Fall craft ideas and recipes to try. I immediately set up the fragrances in my home and the vent clip in my car. I love that Febreze truly eliminates odors so your guests only notice the freshness of fall.

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Since I am a bit of a coffee-holic, I chose to try this recipe card from my Febreze activity box: Make an Iced Coffee Float. Yum! For those of you who like to copy and paste recipes, I’ll type this one up for you below so that you can make it yourself. It’s quite the delicious treat. You can see how mine turned out in the picture below. Heavenly.

Iced Coffee Float Recipe

ICED COFFEE FLOAT

What you need: 8 ounces of coffee and vanilla ice cream.

1. Brew coffee as you normally would.
2. Place an 8 oz. cup of coffee into the freezer to cool for about 10 minutes. You don’t want it to be hot, so somewhere between warm and cold is perfect.
3. Take your favorite glass, and scoop two heaping scoops of ice cream. You can try it using your favorite ice cream flavor too.
4. Pour your coffee over the ice cream and enjoy!

Thanks to Febreze, I am now officially ready for fall. Are you ready? Shop the Febreze Fall Collection at Walmart. You can also keep up with Febreze on Facebook and Twitter.

What scents remind you of Fall? Leave me a comment below letting me know.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SheSpeaks, Febreze and Walmart. All opinions stated are my own.


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NeoCell Beauty Bursts Gourmet Collagen Chews Review & Giveaway (Ends 9/28)

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I believe that beautiful skin comes from the inside out. The things we eat, drink and the products we put on our skin all play a part in how our skin looks and feels. If you’re getting a little older, like me (*ahem*) you may be starting to notice some changes in your face. I am sadly noticing some little lines here and there and maybe a some dark circles under the eyes. While I try to eat healthy, there’s only so much a gal can do on her own. When I was offered the chance to try NeoCell Beauty Bursts I jumped at the chance as I had heard great things about them. They were featured in Glamour Magazine after all.

These chews deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in the form of a chew. Each chew contains Collagen Type 1 & 3 which is the body’s beauty protein & strengthens skin, hair & nails.  Also in the list of ingredients is Hyaluronic Acid is know as “Nature’s Moisturizer” for skin hydration.  Lastly, in the chews you will find Vitamin C, which  is essential to boosting collagen in the skin. These chews are gluten, soy and palm oil free and they are all natural and delicious.

I chose the Chocolate Mint flavor, but they also offer a Fruit  Punch flavor. One bag holds 60 soft chews which is a one month supply. I was taking it two times per day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I didn’t find it hard to remember to take it because it was pretty good and it was kind of filling at that. Each chew is 40 calories, so it’s not an overindulgent snack. Overall, I was happy with the results. I forgot to take a before picture, so I can’t really notice if my face changed at all, but my skin does feel and look healthy after using them for a month. My bag of Beauty Chews is now empty and I am definitely going to be heading over to GNC for more.

Buy it: Head over here and find a store that carries Beauty Bursts near you.

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