Friday, May 29, 2015

Best Fractionated Coconut Oil by Bayleaf Botanicals #bayleafbotanics #amazon #tomoson

I have learned so much about Fractionated Coconut oil and really didn't know a whole lot about it until receiving this product to give a review on it. I googled it and found out that not only can you use it for your hair, which I had been doing and it was working miracles for me, but I found it had so many more uses. It made my hair thicker, because my hair is so fine and also it was falling out because well, to be honest, that's what happens with age. I had been using it as a bedtime treatment on my hair and it's completely changed the texture of my hair and it doesn't fall out like it was! The other things that I read were:

Benefits also include treating skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, diaper rash, chapped lips and dry skin. Benefits also include helping to prevent acne and soothe skin inflammation.It also makes an excellent moisturizer and is fantastic for soothing skin rashes, irritations and inflammation.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Adeline Anti Aging Moisturizer Cream with Matrixly 3000 #Tomoson #Amazon

Before trying this fantastic moisturizer, I had already tried the Adeline face serum and was already a fan. The reason that I like Adeline so much is that they put so much care and consideration going into the making of their product. There are no harsh chemicals ie: parabens, SLS, or petroleums that are simply bad.

This wonderful smelling moisturizer doesn't need a face scent to smell so great, they use Peppermint Oil as the ingredient that gives it such a wonderful, vibrant and fresh fragrance on your face. I don't need a perfume based moisturizer to tell me that a product works when all it's doing is covering up harsh petroleums. This refreshing moisturizer only takes a small amount, one pump, and your face is covered all the way to below the jawline.  I use it in the morning and then at night before bed, I use a little primrose oil for fine lines and then cover over with this moisturizer and I love the results.

This also comes with something called Matrixly 3000 which is almost like Botox in a bottle, but better, no needles! Over time you actually see the results, I took before and after pics and my fine lines have definitely diminished and I'm keeping this as my permanent moisturizer! I absolutely love it!

#Adeline #Amazon #Tomoson
*I received this product free to review to give an honest, unbiased and fair opinion*

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tea Tree Oil 4oz by Radha Beauty Products #Amazon #Tomoson

I had been reading about the many benefits of Tea Tree Oil and was so amazed at how many things it could be used for. What first drew me to the product was that I was looking for an all natural product that would keep fleas and ticks away from my dog and this was the answer. I had read that the standard flea and tick products were actually causing cancer in pets and I love my dog too much for that! This actually smells good too, kind of like Vick's vapo rub, which I don't mind at all. There is such a long list of uses for Tea Tree Oil, you can use it for psoriasis, hair, cleaning products, toenail fungus, to kill mold and so much more! I really don't care for the chemicals in all of the other products that hold promise to cure and help with things, when this one little bottle does it all and is friendly to humans and pets.

Found this doing a google search about the benefits of tea tree oil: To date, 327 scientific studies refer to tea tree oil’s antimicrobial prowess alone. As if thousands of years of use have been done in vain, right? Thankfully, science is finally catching up and describing why tea tree oil is so effective as a treatment for some of its more traditional uses:
  • Acne
  • Bacterial infections
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Congestion and respiratory tract infections
  • Earaches
  • Fungal infections (especially Candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus)
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Head lice
  • MRSA
  • Psoriasis
  • Dry cuticles
  • Itchy insect bites, sores and sunburns
  • Boils from staph infections
And this list doesn’t even include the cosmetic and general home uses of tea tree oil!
  • Acne face wash
  • Anti-microbial laundry freshener
  • Insect repellant
  • Natural deodorant
  • Removes foot order
  • Removes mold
  • Household cleaner
I think that from now on, I will be keeping a bottle of this in my house at all times. The fact that I can reduce my chemical use for a more natural one makes me very happy. 

#RadhaBeauty #Amazon #Tomoson #gotitfree
*I received this product free to review to give an honest, unbiased and fair opinion.*

+Lifeguard Mini 1 Portable Charger by +Lifeguard Portable Charger #Amazon #Tomoson

I'll be honest with you, I didn't really know how cool this thing was until my daughter showed me. It's really easy to use too, you just fully charge it by hooking it up to your computer with a USB cord that is provided and then throw it in your purse and forget about it. It has the smaller cord, also provided, that you will need to hook up to your phone when your battery runs low. I thought about the many times that I have been at the mall, or flea market or even an amusement park and need to be able to charge my phone and not have to run to the car because it's too far or inconvenient and this is going to make things so much easier for me! 

I love the bright pink color, it makes it so easy to find in my purse too. I was thinking that this would also be a perfect gift idea for my son who is in car sales and his phone always dies during his long work hours and he can't go to his car to charge his phone, this is the perfect remedy for that. In fact, it's a great idea for my daughter who is in college and needs a boost to her battery on her phone for long school days. This is just so incredibly handy and convenient. I'm sure I'll be adding to my list of people that could use this!

#+LifeguardPortableCharger #Amazon #Tomoson #Gotitfree
*I received this product free for review, to give my honest, fair and unbiased opinion.*

Paracord Survival Bracelet by Sun and Surf Store #Amazon #Tomoson

This Paracord Survival Bracelet is so freaking awesome! Let me tell you, I have hunters and fishermen in my family and this bracelet isn't a bracelet at all, it's so much more than that. It's so manly looking that my macho, hunter, fisherman husband wears this and you can't get him to wear anything that resembles jewelry. But, if it has anything to do with outdoor/survival, he's all over it! There are so many uses for this survival bracelet, it even comes with a whistle. You can use it to secure a splint, make a tourniquet, or my thought was, what if someone falls in a hole? Seriously, it happens with traps (or men just being men) and with this bracelet you would have a way to get them out. Or what if someone simply falls and drops to a ledge? You know how men like to mess around and hike and do things they shouldn't and get themselves into messes, don't tell me you don't know men like this, it's just men being men.  You have to be prepared for any situation when you are camping/hiking/hunting. 

I just think this bracelet should be worn by every male in our family. Most all of them fish and hunt and this is just such a cool idea for any situation that they might find themselves in. I'm totally adding this to my gift list for all of the men in our family. I love this!

#SunandSurfStore #Amazon #Tomoson 
*I received this product at discount for review, to give my honest, fair and unbiased opinion.*

Eyelash Curler by Mia Adora #Amazon #Tomoson

I had been looking at eyelash curlers for the past few years wondering if I really needed one. I have a secret to tell you, I had a horrifying experience with one several years ago in my early twenties. I was curling my eyelashes and was startled and ripped all of my eyelashes off of my eyelid! It was horrifying! I looked crazy! I had to buy false eyelashes and wear them for weeks because of the nightmare that I had created. I had not used an eyelash curler since!

However, as we age, many things happen to our bodies. One thing is that our eyelashes decrease and aren't as noticeable. They need a little bit of help. I think I learned my lesson from my younger years and won't be ripping my eyelashes out again, at least if I can help it! So, as apprehensive as I was to try this product out, I was glad that I did. It is very gentle on my eyelashes and did a great job. It makes my eyelashes more noticeable and really helps make them more obvious now when I apply mascara. I'm happy that I overcame my fear and went for it!

What's really nice about this eyelash curler is that it has replaceable grips for the handle and a replaceable grip where it grabs your eyelash. It's very feminine looking also with the pink eyelash grip and it's very gentle when it grabs your eyelashes. I was thankful for that. For someone like me, that was very important.  I like that it has replaceable grips because after time bacteria can build up. Very thoughtful of them.

#MiaAdora #Tomoson #Amazon #discountforreview

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cooling Towel Durable, Eco-Friendly, Machine Washable Gym Towel by Live Infinitely #Amazon #Tomoson

First off, I want to acknowledge the fact that 10% of the proceeds of this fitness towel is donated to the Wounded Warrior project and I think that is awesome. I stand behind this 100% and appreciate that Live Infinitely is doing this.
The towel itself is a chemical free, PVA material. It's so easy to use, you can run it under water and wring it out for use when your at the gym or just flick the towel and it activates the cooling sensation anytime anywhere you need a cool down.
My husband spends a lot of time on roofs, he does A/C and heating for a living, he's a supervisor so he is climbing ladders all day long and on hot roofs. He comes home so sunburned and red in the summer and I worry about all of that heat he takes in. This cooling towel is perfect for him to keep in his truck while he is out at the job sites.
It's also great for when I have a migraine, I just roll it up and put it behind my neck and it helps ease some of the pain from it. I usually put ice in a baggie, but this is so much more comfortable. Also, I'm turning 50 in a couple of months and I know hot flashes are right around the corner for me, this cooling towel will probably be a lifesaver for when that time comes! I think I'm going to need a few of these. One for my husband's work truck, one for our family vehicle and one to keep in the house.

It's machine washable and the cooling lasts for hours. If you know someone who works in the hot sun or suffers from migraines, this would be such a nice gift for them. I always think of practical gift ideas because I think they are so much more useful. 

#liveinfinitely #Tomoson #Amazon #gotitfree
*I received this product free for an unbiased, honest and fair review*

Premium Silicone Baking Mat BPA free by BakeitFun #Amazon #GiveawayService


I have never owned a baking mat, I have always thought about them and wanted to because I burn the bottom of my cookies at least 50% of the time and my husband loves cookies! Who am I kidding, I love cookies too. I didn't really know a whole lot about baking mats or how they worked until I got this one. It's very easy to use, just wash in warm soapy water and let dry. You can either roll it up to store or lay flat. On the first use put a little oil on the mat and your ready to go. After that you don't have to do it again. The nice thing about the mat is that it's a money saver too. You no longer have to buy parchment paper or spray oil for your cookies. This mat is good for up to 2,000 uses. 

I think this is a great idea for people like me who are prone to burning the bottoms of cookies and the bonus is that it's a money saver. I think it would be great to have 2 or 3 of these especially during the Holidays when I'm doing a lot of baking. This would be a great gift idea if you have a family member or friend who loves to bake. 

#BakeitFun #SiliconeBakingMat #Amazon #GiveawayService #GotitFree

*I received this product free for an unbiased, honest and fair review*

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ultimitt - The Ultimate Tanning Applicator Mitt By Thermalabs #Tomoson #Amazon

This tanning mitt is so incredibly soft and plush and such a wonderful idea! For someone like me who has an auto-immune disorder and cannot stand direct sunlight for very long without getting incredibly sick, my only option for tanning is self tanners. The two biggest problems that I've found is streaking and orange hands. This mitt helps the lotion go on evenly and without the streaking issue and no more orange hands. What a wonderful idea for people like me who are unable to tan! I'm really over the moon for this product because so often, people like us don't get thought of. I'm sure this invention wasn't really with us in mind, but the fact that it helps people like us so much just warms my heart a bit. I wish more companies would consider people who are limited in some capacity when creating products.

The mitt also comes with a smaller mitt for your face, but I don't use tanning product on my face, however, the fact that they thought of that as well just gives them more bonus points. It also comes with it's own carrying bag for people like me who travel so when you put it in your suitcase it doesn't stain your clothes. They really have thought of it all! It's machine washable as well.

#Tan #Thermalabs #Tomoson #Amazon #discountforreview

*I received this product at discount for an unbiased, honest and fair review*

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Regenepure Intense Volumizing Biotin Conditioner for Hair Loss #Amazon #Tomoson #Regenpure

As we age, our hair gets thinner and we suffer from hair loss. I'm turning 50 this year and I have noticed that when I style my hair, so much of it ends up in my hair brush and on the floor. I already have fine, thin hair, but it's thinner than it's ever been. So when I was given the opportunity to review Regenepure Volumizing Condition with Biotin, I jumped at the chance. Biotin encourages new cell growth and I want my hair back!
The smell of the conditioner is very pleasant, it smells like being in a high end spa, the aroma of peppermint and eucalyptus fills your nostrils when you lather your head with this thick conditioner. It's very soothing and I noticed a change to my hair from the first use. I've been using it well over a week now and am very pleased with the results. I cleaned my hairbrush before using it and I have noticed that less hair is coming out on my brush and less hair on the floor!

The product states that it is free of parabens and harmful chemicals, which I appreciate.

I really like what it did to my how and will use the product until it's empty and will most likely be ordering more.
*I received this product at discount to review and give an unbiased, fair and honest opinion*

#Regenpure #Amazon #Tomoson #discount4review

Best Running Armband for iPhone by Cost Brothers #Amazon #Tomoson

It's really hard for me to find many products for my iphone 5c, this one fits and works perfectly. I like to keep up with my exercise at my age and walking is perfect for me, but there just isn't any place to put my phone. This is so handy and convenient, I don't have to wear anything that has a pocket and have a bulky phone while I try to walk. I can put my phone easily into this pouch and slip it on my arm. You really don't need instructions, it's very simple to use.

This iphone armband makes life so easy because I don't like to leave home without my phone. It's really such a great idea and solves the problems of having to carry your phone or try to stick it in your sweat pants pocket which no one likes. Besides, we love our cute yoga pants instead of sweat pants and they don't have pockets. This resolved an issue for me and I'm thankful!  Great idea!

#CostBrothers #Amazon #Tomoson #freeforreview 

*I received this product free for an unbiased, honest and fair review*

Naturalico Rechargeable Electronic Pedicure Foot File and Callus Remover #Natualico #Amazon #Tomoson

You don't know how happy I was to be picked to review this amazing product! It has everything you need to fix the soles of your feet without having to go through the negative experiences at the salon like I have. It has a replaceable head, 2 speed settings, an onboard light attachment so you can see what you are doing if you have bad eyes like me and there is no need for batteries because you just charge it and go! It's designed so pretty and feminine too, with purple metalic handles on the side and floral designs, this is such a great gift idea, I wish someone had bought me one for Christmas, I really do love this thing! It's back breaking to file a rough edge off of my own foot with just a regular file, this little gadget does it in flash. So no more long bending time. As I mentioned at the beginning, I have gone to salons where the techs are so brutal, I kid you not, they have made my feet so sore and raw and at times bleed! I had one use a metal file and cut my achilles! What was she doing filing my achilles? She quickly rubbed oil on it to stop the bleeding and acted like she didn't do anything. That cut took over a week to heal. I really don't need anymore torture chambers at the salons, I'll stick with my Naturalico foot file.
This little product has made my life so much easier and made me a very happy girl. I think this is a fantastic gift idea for any woman!

#Naturalico #callusremover #Amazon #Tomoson #freeforreview

*I received this product free to review in exchange for my unbiased, fair and honest opinion*

Lelia Sea Hand Cream-Dead Sea Mineral #Tomoson #Amazon #FreeForReview

I have tried a dead sea salt scrub and I remember it leaving my hands very smooth and soft, but never a dead sea lotion. This lotion smells very fresh and lemony. I wash my hands a LOT throughout the day, I have a rare auto-immune disorder, so keeping my hands clean and germ free is a top priority for me. But the effect is severe dry hands and I have a hard time finding lotions that don't leave my hands greasy or that keep my hands moisturized for very long. I did find that Lelia Sea Hand Cream did do the trick, it really did moisturize and it did so without that greasy feeling. My hands were incredibly soft and smooth.  It lasted for about 30 minutes or so and then I did have to re-apply. But that's better than I can say for regular lotion.
The only negatives that I have to say about this product is that it is not ALL NATURAL. There are some ingredients in this product that make me not want to continue using it and that's a personal choice for me. Because I do have an auto immune disorder, I tend to keep my products more natural based and this has chemicals that I would rather not keep using as a personal preference. Other than that, it does work and smells great.

#LeliaSea2015 #Tomoson #Amazon #FreeforReview

*Disclosure: I received this product free for review, my opinions are my own. This is an unbiased, honest and fair review* 

Brave Beagle Dog Ear Cleanser #ProductReview #FreeForReview #GivewayService

ID: pm842746dc8d98352c8c07b066d4554e7f I received Brave Beagle Dog Ear Cleanser to try out on my lab's stinky ears. My Lexi has had problems with her ears pretty much since the day we have had her. From chronic ear infections, to just dirty, stinky ears. We are always having to keep her ears clean and free from debris and dirt. Labs are known for getting into everything and our lab is no exception. She will eat bugs, tree branches, tumbleweeds, yes I said tumbleweeds! She also has horrible allergies to add to her list of issues. We take care of her like she is one of our own children. We have tried many over the counter dog ear cleaners and they just don't work on her ears. They don't clean and they don't take away the redness that she gets. Brave Beagle is for cleaning the outside of the ear, not the inside. You can use a cotton ball or napkin and wipe the inside of the ear and the product smells very clean and fresh. I know it has to make those poor ears feel better once they get wiped down with this refreshing product. It smells so soothing.
I like that the makers of the product use it on their own dogs because they had the same problems and were looking for a solution. This makes me feel better about using it on my dog.

*Disclosure: I received this product free for review, my opinions are my own. This is an unbiased, honest and fair review* 

#BraveBeagle #GiveawayService #Amazon #DogEarCleaner #FreeForReview

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vibe Organics Klamath Blue Green Algae #Tomoson #Amazon

Klamath Blue Green Algae does not have any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, no lactose and it's gluten free, for these reasons I appreciate the product. It states that it benefits energy levels, reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue and honestly I didn't see any improvement in these areas. I have only been using the product for 9 days, but I had hoped to see some improvement in these areas because energy and fatigue are my biggest problem areas and I didn't really see an improvement. It says it removes heavy metal toxins and I love this idea, but I would think this would be felt by improved energy.The only plus I can give this product is that it doesn't have fillers or binders. The product also states that: 
I just didn't see any improvement in these areas after a week and half of using the product. I have arthritis in my hands and an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation throughout my body, so I had high hopes for this product, but I found no relief in any of these areas. I wasn't expecting a cure, but a little help with the arthritis in my hands would have been nice.
Directions are to take 1 capsule daily and build up to 2, then 6 capsules per day. I never worked up to 6, that is quite a lot of pills, I only made it to two per day with a large glass of water. I'm a big water drinker, purified water at that.

#vibeorganics #tomoson #amazon

*Disclosure: I am not affiliated, related or associated with Vibe Organics in any way. I have only received a free product to give a 100% unbiased opinion. My opinions are my own and are based on my experience with the product alone. This is an honest, unbiased and fair review of this product.*

Protege Eyelash Growth Product - NaturalLASH #Amazon #Tomoson

I have been using NaturaLASH for a couple of weeks now. I started on the lash and brow area as per instructions. Day one and two, the lash area was very irritated on the lid. I had to discontinue use in this area, it made my eyes very blurry and my eyelid red and itchy. Because my brow area has been thinning and the product states that it helps with this area as well, I continued to use daily on my brow with before and after pics because I'm always the skeptic. After two weeks, there was no noticeable improvement. The products states: Fix Your Follicles and Bolden Your Brows in a Few Weeks. 
You would think 2 weeks would show something and in my case, it didn't. I don't even have to pluck my eyebrows.
I used as directed every morning after showering on clean brows. 
The product is in a small tube, very easy to apply with a small brush. It is a 2 month supply.

As usual, I have before and after pics
brow before
brow after

After 2 weeks use, I just don't see an improvement. I sure could have used an improvement on both my lashes and brow as you can see.

#Protege #Tomoson #Amazon #

*Disclosure: I am not affiliated, related or associated with Protege in any way. I have only received a discounted product to give a 100% unbiased opinion. My opinions are my own and are based on my experience with the product alone. This is an honest, unbiased and fair review of this product.*

Healing Oasis Perfect Skin Phytoceramides #Tomoson #Amazon

I used these capsules which are 100% non gmo, gluten free and wheat free, for 12 days as instructed 1 x a day. After 12 days use, I really didn't see any improvement. The product states that within days it will hydrate skin from the inside out, restore a visible glow and complexion in as little as 2-5 weeks, and Diminishes fine lines, pores, age spots and wrinkles, however, I did not see any improvement in any of these areas. I have a lot of age spots on my arms and some on my face and I never saw any visible improvement in any of these areas. Now, maybe in my case it would take the full 5 weeks, but you would think that after 12 days you would begin to see some small improvement and I simply didn't. I'm turning 50, not 70, so I had hoped for some improvement within that time frame.
Directions on bottle says 1 capsule per day.

At this point, I don't think I will be using the product any longer. Had there been even a small change, I might have continued with the product, but I see no reason.

*Disclosure: I am not affiliated, related or associated with Healing Oasis in any way. I have only received a free product to give a 100% unbiased opinion. My opinions are my own and are based on my experience with the product alone. This is an honest, unbiased and fair review of this product.*

Monday, May 11, 2015

Azure Naturals Cucumber Infused ULTIMATE PEPTIDE Eye Brightening Gel #ProductReview #Tomoson

Okay, so I had no idea what Matrixyl 3000 was until I did my homework. This product contains Martixyl 3000 which is pretty awesome stuff! Upon research of this, this is what I found:
Long-term systems attempt to boost collagen production or repair DNA. These are obviously preferable so I am always on the look out for products that contain Matrixyl. There is no point comparing Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 since the only thing they have in common is the name. Matrixyl 3000 is made from two new peptides that have nothing to do with the palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3 that is in the original matrixyl. The two new peptides are palmitoyl-tripeptide and palmitoyl-oligopeptide. They are supposed work synergistically to mimic the appearance of this broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin.

Pretty cool huh? I thought so, but you need long term use of the product to receive the full benefit. 
The bottle says to use around eye area, which I had been doing, but it also says it can be used as an allover face treatment. Because I was using a different serum on my face, I'm going to switch to using this as an allover face treatment to see what the outcome is now that I have read about Matrixyl 3000. The serum contains an organic herbal infusion, organic aloe, plant stem cells, cucumber, organic jojoba oil, frankincense (which I think is totally cool, personal thing) and a host of other natural ingredients. 
It smells like cucumber and is very refreshing when applied around the eye area.
As with most products, I like to see for myself so I have before and after pics.
I used it on both eyes and although there is only a moderate result after 2 1/2 weeks use, I'm willing to give the product longer to work now that I know the Matrixyl is a long term rebuilding complex. 
*Disclosure: I am not affiliated, related or associated with Azure Naturals in any way. I have only received a free product to give a 100% unbiased opinion. My opinions are my own and are based on my experience with the product alone. This is an honest, unbiased and fair review of this product.*

#AzureNaturals #Tomoson #freeforreview

Ashley Black Faceblaster

I recently had the opportunity to review the Ashley Black Faceblaster and I want to share my experience with you. I have the large blaster...