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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

You Can Make Eczema and Psoriasis Disappear with Flexitol

Flexitol Review

My daughter has really bad eczema and it seems to flare up in the spring and summer. I've tried many products to treat it. I wanted something natural without steroids. I went on the website to search for a new product. I decided to try Flexitol because it's said to treat eczema and psoriasis with a blend of homeopathic ingredients, herbal extracts and essential oils. Flexitol doesn't have cortisone, steroids, parabens, nut oils and coal tar.

Flexitol makes eczema and psoriasis disappear!

This is a great product. I noticed a change in my daughter's skin the very next day. The redness was gone and her skin was smoother. She had less itching and dryness which meant less scratching and damage to her skin. I use Flexitol on my daughter's skin every day.

My daughter doesn't like the scent. To me it's not bad. It kind of smells like tea tree oil to me. But the scent goes away within a few minutes of application. It blends in quickly and easily. Not greasy at all. I highly recommend this product. Flexitol is also available at Amazon.

Disclaimer:  I received no monetary compensation for this review.  The views are my own and results may vary.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sculpt Dynamics With Sylwia Wiesenberg

Tonique is unique and basic. Tonique was created by women for women. The Tonique lifestyle is not to deprive yourself. Sylwia believes you can have what you want just in moderation. Just eat less, but enjoy everything. Sylwia Wiesenberg is a mom of two and understands what it's like to have a body that could look a little better. She wants you to feel confident. Sylwia feels a woman should be a bit selfish and take the time to take care of herself. Take some "Me Time." Even if it's just spending an hour a day working out with her. A woman should take the time to escape and reflect on herself. During this time you should involve movement.

 "Make yourself number 1!"-Sylwia

I've been doing Tonique workouts off and on for two years. I really love her positive personality. You can feel her passion for fitness and movement come through the screen. Sculpt Dynamics is a mixture of cardio and sculpting like many of her other workouts, but there are some differences. First the music is mostly jazz. Something you don't usually hear in a workout DVD. Second, there is a lot more dancing in the DVD than usual. Third, there's one DVD for the cardio sculpting of the entire body and another DVD just for the arms.

"Your goal should always exceed your expectations!"-Sylwia

Sylwia's workouts are always challenging. You don't need to use dumbbells or weights.  If you do she recommends you use 2-3 pound weights. She works every muscle in your body in many different angles. Sculpt Dynamics is definitely an advanced workout. She doesn't have a modifier. Listen to your body. If you find a move too difficult modify it yourself, dance or walk in place. Some movement is better than nothing. Most of her workouts focus on the lower body. I think that's why she has a separate DVD just for the arms this time. You still get a cardio workout during the arms DVD. Just not as much as disc 1.

Check out ToniqueFitness on YouTube!

I liked these workouts. Disc 1 is the cardio sculpting for the whole body. You are sculpting your body and getting your heart rate up at the same time. Disc 1 is two hours. I haven't done the entire DVD on one day. I usually split them into 2. Disc 2 is 40 minutes and is just arms sculpting. Like I said before you do get a cardio workout with this one as well, but most of the DVD is focused on the arms. Sometimes she doesn't cue you to let you know when to change from a single to a double in the exercise for example. So,you have to keep your eye on the screen.

Sylwia cooking and working out on Windy City Live!

I contacted Sylwia because I wanted to review and giveaway her latest DVD. She didn't offer just one DVD, but 4 DVDs for me to giveaway to 4 of my readers. She's such a sweetheart! Thanks Sylwia;-)  You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway ends June 25, 2012 at 12:01am EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The winner of the Jeanette Jenkins Bikini Bootcamp DVD is.....

a Rafflecopter giveaway Congrats to Wendy! I will send you an email. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If you have not claimed your prize in 48 hours I will pick another winner. Thank you for participating in the giveaway;-)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bare Minerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum

Active Cell Renewal Night Serum

I received a free sample of the Active Cell Renewal Night Serum from Bare Escentuals.  I've used the makeup in the past and really liked it.  So I was anxious to try this product. All I had to pay was the shipping. Since I live in Canada the shipping was 13.00 but well worth it. Active Cell Renewal Night Serum from the package: Is clinically proven to help maximize cellular renewal and boost moisture levels, so you wake up to firm, beautifully radiant, younger-looking skin. I used  the serum at night. After cleansing I applied a pearl-sized amount to my face and neck. I would then apply my nighttime moisturizer.

 I love this serum!  Let me say it again! I love this serum!  I noticed a change in my skin the very next morning. It was smooth, soft like velvet and my skin glowed.  Yes, it glowed! The more I used it the more I couldn't wait to wash my face at night and put it on. I told my mom that my skin has never looked this good.  I received this 0.10 fl. oz sample on April 11, 2012.  I just used the last of it last night.  I turned the bottle over and hit the bottom making sure I got every last bit of it out.It's very light-weight.  You don't need a lot like I said before.  It's not greasy and melts into your skin very quickly.  You don't have to worry about it leaving any residue on your pillow. Just ordered a full-sized bottle.  Can't wait to start using it again.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oils
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
Tropical Traditions sent me a sample of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  I use coconut oil in cooking, making smoothies, for skin and hair care. There are literally hundreds of ways to use coconut oil.    It gives my hair and skin moisture and sheen.  I love the flavor. It adds a lovely coconutty flavor to some of my favorite recipes. I mix it in oatmeal, puddings and french toast. Check out the video below to find other ways to use the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

Coconut Banana French Toast

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is certified organic and traditionally made coconut oil.  It's the best coconut oil I have ever tried.

Tropical Traditions will provide a free quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to one of my readers.  You can enter the giveaway by using the rafflecopter widget below.  The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S and Canada. Check out their website they're always having special offers and sales.

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Free Blogger Sign-up Opportunity-$100 Amazon GC Giveaway!

  This is a free blogger sign-up opportunity from Beautifully Bella Faith!
Open to: Worldwide
Sign Ups: Will be accepted until May 29th. 
Event Dates: May 30th - June 7th
This is a completely free blogger opportunity. The gift card will be sent to the winner straight from me. 
You can include your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, RSS and GFC. You can include as many links as you like. 
I am requiring that you post about this blogger opportunity on your blog so we can make the most out of this. You don't have to write much. Just the picture and link would do, along with a sentence or two about the blogger opp. 
All participants will receive an e-mail with HTML code and Rafflecopter code the day before the giveaway starts.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jeanette Jenkins Bikini Bootcamp DVD

Bikini Bootcamp DVD

Jeanette Jenkins was born and raised in Canada.  She is now internationally known as the Hollywood Trainer.  She has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and The Doctors. She's also been featured in Fitness, Shape and Health magazines. Her roster of clients include Serena Williams, Robin Thicke, Tia Mowry, Christina Applegate and Kelly Rowland. Ms. Rowland was also featured in her Sexy Abs DVD.

If you are looking to get bikini ready then Bikini Bootcamp is the  DVD for you. There's a 5 minute warm-up with some great music. I found myself wanting to dance during the warm-up.

Cardio Camp is the next section of the DVD.  The Cardio Camp is 28 minutes and is broken down into 5 circuits.  She teased me with the first circuit.  I said to myself 'Oh this is so easy.  I got this!'  Then starting with the second circuit it's like she flipped a switch and we were off and running.  It includes kickboxing and plyo. My two favorite types of cardio.  Next it was time to do some strength training. Chisel Camp is 25 minutes and was fun and challenging. I used 8-10 lbs dumbbells for the two circuits in the Chisel Camp. Jeanette recommends 8-10 pound dumbbells for circuit one and 3-5 pounds for circuit two. My heart rate stayed elevated through both Cardio and Chisel Camp.  I needed Lebron's headband during this workout.  Tons of sweat pouring down my face. I burned an average of 9 calories per minute while doing Cardio and Chisel Camp!

Jeanette is cheerful and a great motivator.  Whenever she said "Don't rush it." I felt like she could see me through the screen. Her cues were good. I was able to keep up. She also had moves in this DVD that I had never seen in any other DVD.  And if you follow my blog Beauty, Fitness & Health...Oh my! you know I have well over 60 workout DVDs. I love being challenged with new moves!

The next section was the Ab Camp. It's only 9 minutes.  I wondered to myself 'How am I going to get a complete abs workout in nine minutes?'  Well, she found a way with six tough moves.  With two of the exercises you use a 10 lbs dumbbell.  We did the exercises 2 times through and hit the lower abs and obliques.  Two problem areas for me.

The DVD ends with a relaxing stretch that lasted for eight minutes.  I really loved it and felt energized at the end.  This is a great overall DVD to get you ready for summer.  I will be giving away 1 copy of Bikini Boot Camp to one lucky winner.  The giveaway ends May 19, 2012 at 12:01am. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. Thanks Jeanette for providing the DVD to giveaway;-)