Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Fogless Shower Mirror

Fogless Shower Mirror - HIGHEST RATED! - Includes Razor Hook - Modern - Anti-Fog Nanotechnology - Exclusive To Amazon

I do not have a witty review to post like some of the others on here, although I was pleasantly surprised that the owner of the company was able to write a witty response to some of the other Amazon reviews. 

I have personally never owned a "Fogless" mirror before, so I did not go into this with any pre-conceived notions.   I did however like the idea that I could hang a mirror in the shower to make sure I have removed all my eye make-up.   I guess I assumed my husband could use it for shaving too, if he felt the need.   Since hanging the mirror, I wish that it came with a suction cup hook vs the hook that is currently comes with.   If you are anything like me, you might want to change where the mirror is hung, or lean the shower wall.   I will say the sticker on the hook is quite powerful.   The directions say to wipe area with rubbing alcohol first, but I didn’t and now I cannot remove it.  So it is stuck where it is.   The mirror has a slimy film or feel to it, but that might be the "nanotechnology" -which I know absolutely nothing about.   The mirror does not fog up at all, so it does exactly what it says it will.  I would recommend using a command strip or your own suction cup hook not the one that is provided.

  • HIGHEST RATED SHOWER MIRROR FOR SHAVING: Our design, stainless steel hooks, and advanced technology leads the way in customer satisfaction.
  • INCLUDES STAINLESS STEEL RAZOR HOOK - The perfect addition to your new shower mirror, keeping your razor wherever you want it and always ready for action.
  • ANTI-FOG NANOTECHNOLOGY - Our patented technology is infused directly into the reflective surface of the mirror to repel fog, leaving you free to focus on getting the perfect shave... everytime.
  • NEW MODERN DESIGN! - OPTIMAL VIEWING - Our improved modern design was voted on by thousands of customers. The new Cassani Fogless Mirror has added width and height to match the shape of your face and neckline, making the best use of space in any shower
  • NO MORE MESSY SINKS - Plus! Detachable Fogless Mirror is ideal for home or travel use - Hassle-Free 100% MoneyBack Guarantee if you are not fully satisfied.

Thanks for taking time to read my blog! 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Matcha Green Tea Powder

Matcha Green Tea Powder - ORGANIC - All Day Energy - Green Tea Lattes - Smoothies - Matcha Baking - Superior Antioxidant Content - Improved Hair & Skin Health- Exclusive to Amazon

Matcha Green Tea Powder - ORGANIC - All Day Energy - Green Tea Lattes - Smoothies - Matcha Baking - Superior Antioxidant Content - Improved Hair & Skin Health- Exclusive to Amazon

The packing of the product was good, unlike some of the other reviews that said the packaging was not good or did not uphold through shipping.  It even has a resealable closure, which I prefer.  After I received my shipment, I looked at the ebook which came with my purchase to find something that would be good.  There were lots of choices, but I didnt feel like cooking or baking.  The consistency was grainy and I wasn't sure how I really liked it or not, it wasn't the best product I have tasted.   I would use it again, since I still have a lot left in the bag.  There are quite a lot of recipes to try, so I may end up finding something I really like.   Below you will see some pictures of a smoothie/drink I made.   The company was super nice, and made multiple contacts after purchase to make sure I was happy with my purchase.  I would by other products from Kiss Me Organics!
If you’re interested in purchasing the same product as me, please check Amazon HERE!
Some more information on this product:
·         ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
·         CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body's metabolism
·         LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder arrives in an easy-to-use airtight health grade packaging allowing for as much or as little use as you need for any occasion. Enjoy a relaxing latte in the morning, bake a dozen cupcakes or simply add a small boost to your morning smoothie
·         137x ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea can only be used in a powdered form because, unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
·         FREE MATCHA RECIPE GUIDE EBOOK WITH PURCHASE: 50+ Recipes All Yours - Emailed After Purchase.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: What's inside your fridge

Food :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Pure Shea Butter

I just received my 1 pound tub of Pure Shea Butter, and was excited to give it a try as there are a list of tons of things you can use this for. I personally struggle with eczema and I have tried multiple over the counter products in the past. I also liked the idea that this was 100% Organic, so I didn’t have to worry about a different reaction on my skin or where I used it. I opened the product and expected it to be a butter consistency, but it was hard and a little difficult to get out of the container. I would suggest using a spoon or something to get a small chunk out. Once you have some of the product, it melts quickly with your body heat and is super easy to spread on your skin. Once it melted it was smooth and I could tell my skin was immediately hydrated, and it looked healthy and shiny. I’ve been using this product for about a week now, and while the eczema spots have not disappeared, I can tell it is helping and there is no flaking and the itching has gone down in that area. I am looking forward to trying it out on some other concerns I’ve had, like my dry frizzy hair. The only negative I have about this product is the smell, once you get past that, its great. The smell is not horrible, but smells odd.

I was able to use my finger nail to get product out.  I have since updated my blog to include my want to try this product in my hair.   I think it helped with some of the frizz and dryness.   I placed a good amount in my hands, rubbed them together to warm and met the shae button and I applied to the ends of my hair.   I put my hair in a bun and went to bed,   The next morning, I washed my hair.   I did have to add shampoo a second time as I felt that there was still product in my hair.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Yacon Syrup PREMIUM, 100% Pure Raw Organic

Yacon Syrup PREMIUM, 100% Pure Raw Organic (All Natural and GLUTEN FREE) Low Cal Natural Sweetener, Metabolism Booster | Certified Organic with NO Preservatives or Additives, 8 oz
When I received my Yacon Syrup, I looked online to see common uses for the product.  The website says it is best used in hot beverages, and since I drink hot coffee almost daily, I took this opportunity to give it a try.   There are many people that have given feedback about the consistency being like molasses, and yes, it is a thick consistency, so I would agree that that is the closest, most common thing to relate this product to.   Because this is sweet syrup, it’s good to try in a couple different food options to see which one you like best.  It was okay in my coffee, but I might actually like it in some other food and/or beverages, I will need more time to try out different options. 

If you’re interested in checking out more information about the Yacon Syrup click here!
Here is some information regarding the Yacon Syrup from their website
·         100% pure organic Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
·         Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. Good source of antioxidant.
·         High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
·         Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Certified Organic ingredients from one of the best Yacon farms in Peru.
·         100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added perservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA
Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup

Take 1 teaspoon before each meal daily. Can be used as a sweetener in beverages such as tea, coffee. Can be added to fruit salads, yogurt, pancakes. Its use has no contraindications. Ideal for people with dietary regimens.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 11

Day 11: List 15 of your favorite things..

1. My family <3
2. My dogs <3
3. Montana (without fire season)
4. The color Purple (not the movie)
5. Diet Mt Dew
6. Food
7. watching movies
8. Kettle house cold smoke beer
9. Free Samples (duh!)

ps - I am failing at this blog challenge - don't judge me!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10

While I was out of town, I had to put this blog challenge on hold .....

Day 10: My best physical feature

I think my teeth - I know funny thing to say, but they are very straight for never having had braces and they're pretty white for the coffee and wine I drink.   I also used to be a smoker, and my teeth are nice and white.

Travel food - Charleston SC

Here are some pictures from my travel to Charleston, SC

Day 1 (Dinner) at Edmond's Oast
Review:  Great beer selection.  They had 48 taps and lots of great beers from all over.   I had a gypsy beer, which was my first exposure to a gypsy beer maker.  The server was great and gave me a small history lesson in Gypsy Beer - which was a great added bonus.  Gypsy Beer makers go all over the world and make their beer in someone else Brick and Mortar building - so that establishment gets to serve./sell his beer and he moves on to the next place.

Day 2 (Lunch) Chick-fil-A
I have never eaten at a chick-fil-a, so I was excited to try something new...  I guess you really need to go into the restaurant to experience everything.   It wasn't bad, but I could do without - I
am not an addict 

Day 2 (Dinner) Crab Shack (not Joe's Crab Shack)
This place was pretty cool, lots of surf decor and lots of seafood.   I tried the crab soup, which I was told was a Carolina thing... it was good.   The dinner was fabulous, so good!   The place was empty so we received great service - although I wonder why no one else was eating there??

Day 3 (Dinner) The Mellow Mushroom (cool name, Funky joint)
This was great pizza, but expect to wait for a table.   We got there around 8pm and there was a 30 min wait.  Also I heard they have a "kids" night, so if you dont want to be surrounded by kids call first.  
I had the Funky-Q-Chicken - very good crust and taste

Day 4 (Lunch) Carolina Creole Lunch Truck
This is a food truck that makes very good creole food.   Since I dont like spicy foods I stayed away from most items on their menu...but I did get a ham and roast beef po-boy.  I wish I knew they put mustard on it - that was my mistake, so I cannot fault the cooks.

Friday, July 18, 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 9

Day 9: What are my worst habits?

Since I have some OCD, most of my bad habits are around them.   I get into a cleaning phase, where I will clean - something.   I normally have a hard time finishing one thing because if I go into another room I will see something there that needs to be cleaned or something...

You know the book - if you give a mouse a cookie - right

I am also notorious for placing things "somewhere safe" or "somewhere where I will remember" and then I can never find them again....

I don't have a lot of junk or clutter, but I do have lots of stuff "stored" away..

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 8

Day 8:  What's in my handbag

Funny you should ask, since I will be traveling tomorrow, I am cleaning out my hand bag and putting in some much needed flight items!

Ear Buds
Cell Phone

And there are a few other necessities that everyone needs in their purse:
Hair tie
Small first aid kit with bandaids and  alieve

Thursday, July 17, 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: My pet hates.....

Watson just loves his people and wants to be around us all the time.  One thing he hates is if we are touching him when he is sleeping.   It can be a foot that touches him while he is taking up almost half of our king size bed, or it could be your elbow brushes up on him when he is sprawled all over the couch - little things like that.   If he is really tired, he doesn't want to be bothered and will let you know.   He has the little growl he lets out, its hard not to laugh, but he means business!

Demon is another story, he is getting old and had a couple lumps, but he still acts young.   He doesn't like if you go to grab at him.   He is a husky, and always has clumps of hair falling out, so I go t grab one and he gets all crazy and jumps around.  He drives me crazy with his clumps of hair, but that is part of owning a husky......lots and lots of hair.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Not your Mother's

Last weekend I went to my local Walmart and saw some Not Your Mother's haircare products.  My daughter, Katie wanted to try.  I saw some sample/trial size packs for $1.47 so we got a couple.

I have to admit I was kinda excited to try this product,  and I 've tried lots of hair deep conditioning treatments. ..mostly been let down.   Maybe I need to lower my expectations lol.

The product felt great on, I used the whole thing because I have long hair and it needs some TLC!

After I was done I noticed the "weird" smell in my hair, but not a terrible smell, I just cant figure it out. I didnt worry about the smell....back to the hair felt very silky and smooth.  So far I was impressed.  I allowed my hair to air dry, even though the smell was sending my curiosity up....looked online, nothing to tell me what the smell was,  only a "bad review".

Our humidity levels have been up a little,  but my hair had puffed up and was very frizzy.   Like my teenage daughter say "frizy hair, dont care"...w I actually don't think she says this, but something else. ..hehe 😆.  I didn't think my hair was in any better health or at least didn't look better.   It was soft and managable.

Not sure I would try again, looks like I am still on my quest to find a miracle hair fix!

As always, thanks for reading my blog!

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: My 5 Senses right now

I am not sure what kind of question this one is...

Dont we all have the same 5 senses?  But I will play along

My 5 Senses are: Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell and Touch

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: 10 Songs I love right now

ok, so I change music a lot, I tend to listen to more POP music in the summer, not sure why...

I love 80's Hair Bands, and Classic Rock, so those will always be my fav. but I have included some of the newer stuff as well.

1.  Journey  "Don't Stop Believing"
2.  Guns N' Roses  "Welcome to the Jungle" 
3.  Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX "Fancy"
4.  Mötley Crüe  "Dr. Feelgood" 
5.  Arron Lewis "Country Boy"
6.  Lorde "Royals"
7.  Beastie Boys  "Fight For Your Right" 
8.  ACDC "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
9.  Sublime "What I got"
10.  Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J "Dark Horse" 

there it is.....feel free to comment below 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: What am I afraid of?

I am afraid of flying insects, like bees and hornets.   I normally do this weird thing where I hunch over, and sequel - hoping they will go away.

I am also not a fan of long as they stay out of my house its okay, but once they come inside it's game on - and I normally win.

Websites, Links and more...

Have questions about freebies? Please post your questions below, and I will answer them as soon as possible.  

Check the links below for some of the sites I follow and use.

Where to find me:

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2. BzzAgent:

3. Influenter: 
4. Smiley360:—Be Heard. Be Happy.
5. SampleSource:

6. House Party:
7. thePinkPannel:
8. Poshly:
9. Loreal Testing:
10.  Swaggable:
11.  Vocal Point: 

Some of the FB Freebie sites I follow:

Beauty Box Monthly subscriptions

Websites for bloggers: 
Purex Insiders:

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Favorite Quote

"It is what it is"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Join me on IPSY

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: 20 facts about me

Not sure how interesting this list will be, but here we go.....
1.  I'm 5'8"
2.  Birthday is October 19
3.  I was born in the year 1979
4.  I was married to Brad on 6.6.1998
5.  I had my daughter, Katie, on 12.23.1998
6.  I was born in Orange County, California
7.  I was adopted at the age of 10
8.  My birth Name was Shanna Lynn Beaton
9.  I work at Directv as a BGI Lead
10.  I live in Montana
11.  I love cats & dogs
12.  I hate flying bugs and spiders
13.  My favorite color is purple
14.  My favorite food is all :)
15.  I do not like anything spicy
16.  I am allergic to mustard
17.  My favorite soda is Dt Mt Dew
18.  I have 2 dogs, used to have 4
19.  I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
20.  I may have some OCDs

First video! !

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Friday, July 11, 2014

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1

Day 1: introduction and recent photo
Hello, my name is Wendy Nalder.  I am 34 years old, I am originally from Orange county, CA, lived in Las Vegas,  NV for 10 years.  Now I live in Clinton Montana.
I have been married to my hubby,  Brad since June 6, 1998.
I have a teenage daughter, Katie.   She is 15 years old, and going to be a sophomore in high school.
I currently have 2 dogs, which you will see and hear plenty about Mr Watson.
Umm, I think thats it.
And my photo.....

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Orange is the new black

31 Day Blog Challenge

If you dont want me to do this....speak now or forever hold your tongue. ..seriously,  you have no room to talk

Marvelous Oil


Hair oil treatment for dry, damaged hair.

This hair oil treatment for dry, damaged hair, with custom-blended Cupuaçu & Brazilnut oil, nourishes and helps repair.

How to use:

Marvelous Oil can be used in any of 5 ways! Try a different use each day.

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment: Apply to hair (wet or dry) before shampooing to help prime hair locks for gentle cleaning.
2. Boost Conditioning: Add 1 or 2 drops to your conditioner to help get rid of pesky knots and tangles.
3. Blow-Dry Protector: Apply to damp to help protect when blow drying.
4. Finish With Hi-Watt Shine: Apply to damp or dry ends to help smooth split ends and tame flyaways.
5. Treat Hair Overnight: To restore softness while you sleep, work into wet or dry hair and leave in overnight.

$5.99 MSRP (prices may vary)

Ulta Giveaways

Awesome chance to win points to ulta stores.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Invite friends to Bing Rewards
You’ll get 500 credits for each of your friends who join and reach Silver Status, up to a 
maximum of 100 friends.*

Here's how:
1. Select Facebook friends to invite below by clicking “Invite” or click the Facebook button to 
post your unique referral link. You can also use Twitter or send friends your referral link.
2. When they join Bing Rewards through your unique referral link and reach Silver status, we’ll 
add 500 credits to your account.

Referral link

any blog help?

I am trying to add the ad sense from Google onto my blogger account, but it keep saying I am not eligible.

I was able to add it to my youtube channel, so that is a good thing - as soon as I start to upload some video reviews.

I am interested to see who actually reads my blog..

please post a reply if you're reading this.

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And remember: at Poshly, beauty is personal. As you answer more questions, your Poshly account will become more relevant to you and your unique beauty preferences!

L'Oreal USA Product Testers wanted

THANK YOU for your interest in joining our Consumer Participation Panel.  This panel is United States residents only.

L’Oreal USA is currently recruiting for WOMEN/MEN panelists (18 years and older) to test a range of Skincare/Hair Care and Cosmetic   products throughout the year. Testing opportunities may include attending a 10 - 15 minute session to  pick up a product for home usage  or our “IN-HOUSE” 30 to 45 minute sessions during the day between 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  If you are out of the area, you can also participate in our “AT HOME” studies where product(s) is mailed to you for evaluation.   Study compensation is provided based on test type and duration. Individuals may participate every 30 days from the time of study completion.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Monthly Beauty Box Subscriptions

Some of you may be similar to me and wonder how all these beauty bloggers have "Beauty Boxes" where they get a bunch of make-up, nail polish, lotions, and other misc beauty product samples and full size products.  

Most of the beauty bloggers have a video where they "Open the Box" or "Box Unveiling" 

I asked myself - are they getting these for free or do they pay for these?

So that is where my google search came in to play......

Here is some info I found:

For $10 a month you receive 4-5 beauty samples in a bright pink box. Sometimes, the box will contain a full size makeup item, which makes the overall value of the box higher. They also have a point system: you earn 10 points ($1) for every product sample you review. You can spend those points on any products in the Birchbox shop. It’s a great way to discover new beauty products, and then buy the ones you like at a discount!


$10 a month you'll be amazed at how many full sized makeup products they send to you, and each box always has a cute makeup bag! 

My Glam

Sample Society
$15 a month, this is a beauty subscription box that is partnered with Allure magazine. Their samples are typically deluxe size, and from high-end brands. 

Beauty Bar

Julep Maven 
$19.99 a month, this is a nail polish subscription box, but they have been including their beauty product as well. Each month you can pick which box you want (or skip a month). They also offer exclusive discounts and sales to their Julep Maven members.