A few weeks ago I was contacted by Carly with AXE to see if I would be interested in trying and reviewing AXE Hair products.
Several weeks ago, I received a 3 month supply of Sensa from the great people over at Rocket XL for me to try and review. I really wanted to give this a fair review, so I’ve been using it for almost 2 months. It took me awhile to get started because I really wanted to read up on it and make sure it was safe and everything. I didn’t really need to lose much weight, just about 10 or so vanity pounds, and I didn’t want to be taking anything risky. Originally I was pretty skeptical about this product because it just seemed too easy. All you have to do is remember to sprinkle the ‘Tastants’ on all your food. Seems simple right? It is. The basic idea behind this weight loss system is that you sprinkle your food with the Tastants, they do something to stimulate your olfactory nerve, and you get full faster…therefore eating less food. You get 2 shakers a month (one to keep at home, and one for your purse or bag for when you eat out) that have 2 sides ~ ‘SWEET’ and ‘SALTY’. The Tastants don’t really taste that much, so you barely notice it at all flavor-wise. You shake the ‘SWEET’ over sweet foods like fruit, cereal, desserts, etc., and ‘SALTY’ over salty foods like meat, veggies, salty snacks, etc.
I’m not positive that my memory is totally correct, but I believe the original was quite a bit bigger, made of thicker/more durable plastic, the marbles were not made of plastic, and the launching and chomping mechanisms worked much smoother. When we played, my hippo kept getting stuck or his head wouldn’t pop up to ‘swallow’ the marble…it would just bump it across into the mouth of my competitor’s hippo.
A few weeks ago, I received samples of Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Nourishing Wash from BzzAgent to try and review. I was very excited to try this body wash. I had purchased some a few months ago that went into my stockpile and I had forgotten about it. When I was chosen to participate in this campaign I remembered about my stockpiled body wash and had to force myself not to raid my stockpile closet and to just wait for my samples to review. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised to receive several trial size bottles of both kids to try and share with my friends.
I received a Bounce Dryer Bar from Viewpoints, have been using it for over a month now, and absolutely love it. It was very easy to install, and has a wonderful scent. It is available in a 2-month bar and a 4-month bar. I received a 2 month bar, and it seems to be lasting longer than expected. With 4 kids, we do A LOT of laundry…but, it looks as though the bar is going to exceed the 2 month mark easily. Installation was simple…clean a spot inside the dryer between the fins, remove the backing from the adhesive, press firmly onto your ‘cleaned spot’ for 15 seconds…and ‘Ta-da!’ 2 months of soft, fresh smelling laundry.
Aside from having a choice between a 2-month bar, and a 4-month bar, there are also 2 available scents…Outdoor Fresh and Fresh Line. Both of these smell wonderful, but I think my favorite is the Outdoor Fresh. I like a strong, long lasting scent, and this bar delivers way better than dryer sheets. The only thing I can see that it doesn’t out-perform dryer sheets on is preventing static cling. I’ve recently busted out some fleece blankets, and a couple sweaters in preparation for colder days and evenings, and after washing/drying using the Bounce Dryer Bar, there was significant static cling. Considering the fact that I do so much laundry, this issue is not really a deal breaker for me. I like that I don’t have to put in fabric softener or dryer sheets…plus the fact that I am not disposing of dryer sheets makes me feel a little more ‘Earth friendly’. (These are available at Wal-mart, and online at drugstore.com. I don’t recall seeing them at Walgreen’s, but I haven’t really looked that hard either.)
Bottom line, I would recommend these to anyone who does any amount of laundry. The Bounce Dryer Bar is a good value (especially if you can find coupons), it performs up to and exceeds expectations on fabric softening and scent, and is a time saver. A minimal time saver, but one none-the-less. I think it is a great innovation in laundry, and hope they are able to ramp up the static prevention part to where it works like it should.
On the Today show, he stated that he was influenced by and always admired Harry Connick, Jr. I thought that was pretty cool since I had recently reviewed Harry Connick, Jr’s new CD as well. Their styles are quite similar, but Michael Buble has a little something extra…I’m not quite sure what that is, but I like it. While doing a little research on this fabulous artist, I discovered he has a Christmas CD. I love Christmas music, and am sure I will be adding his CD to my iTunes library. His website (you can get there by using the widget below) has too many features to mention. One that out of curiosity I just had to click on was ‘The Daily Buble’. It shows articles written about Michael Buble, youtube.com clips of some TV appearances, upcoming appearances, etc.
1. Cry Me A River
2. All Of Me
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Crazy Love
5. Haven’t Met You Yet
6. All I Do Is Dream Of You
7. Hold On
8. Heartache Tonight
9. You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
10. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
11. At This Moment
13. Whatever It Takes (bonus track)
This CD was sent to me by One2One Network to review. ‘At Home With Friends’ is Joshua Bell’s 21st CD.
Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):
I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
Come Again featuring Sting, vocals
Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals
Para Tí featuring Tiempo Libre, various
My Funny Valentine featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano
Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
I’ll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano
Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals