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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Life & Food Omega 3 giveaway!

I already have raved about how much I love their garcinia and I've been raving about Omega 3's for years, so here's some Omegas from a brand I love!

no burps and tons of extra omegas! Whoo hoo!

180 Softgels.

Life & Food Omega-3 Supreme Advantage 

○ Highly concentrated and pure, pharmaceutical grade (above 75% Omega-3) 
○ 644/336 EPA/DHA levels (Meeting GOED standards). 
○ Fish Oil concentrate made from IFOS 5-star certified fish oils (raw material). 
○ Contains the minimum recommended 1,000 mg (1g) of Omega-3s per serving. 
○ Sourced from wild Alaskan caught Pollock. Sustainable and certified operation by MSC. 
○ USA Manufactured and laboratory tested in FDA, GMP, NSF certified facilities. 
○ Molecularly distilled, clean refined and tested. ○ Easy to swallow soft gelatin capsules. 
○ Enteric coated for max absorption and no fish burps. 

Guaranteed to be pharmaceutical grade 75% Omega-3s (with 644 mg of EPA and 336 mg of DHA) meeting GOED Standard levels. GOED, The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, was developed to help ensure that omega-3 oils reaching consumers were both safe and of high quality. 

The Life & Food Omega 3 Supreme Benefit
Enteric coated with no fish burps, or after taste, our Supreme grade Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement promotes cardiovascular health, joint support, cognitive support, circulation and helps in maintaining cholesterol levels†.
Studies have shown that diets high in Omega-3 fatty acids - EPA and DHA -- may lower a person's health risks. By eating a diet rich in fatty acid containing fish - cold-water swimmers such as pollock, sardines and salmon, can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Some studies show there is a proven link that EPA and DHA reduces inflammation from arthritis conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Non-meat sources of Omega-3 include olive oil, walnuts and flaxseed.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Vetro iPhone Tempered Glass Screen Protector

This thing is incredibly well made. I'm pretty sure you could hit it with a hammer and it would survive! It gives full screen visibility, unlike the one previously on my mister's phone. I found this incredibly helpful when posting to photo pages and trying to do photo editing, I could actually access the full screen with no missed edged. It's super thin, you can't even tell you have a screen protector on, which also makes your screen still incredibly touch sensitive. Random bonus here? It's actually packaged well and looks professional, not just thrown in a plastic bag like some of these I've gotten before. This is buy in store quality presentation, not I ordered this from a shady online dealer or got at a generic dollar store from behind the counter :-)

Thinnest available! Incredibly slim 0.2mm design lets you feel your phone as it was intended! No added bulk.

Extremely easy installation - Guaranteed no bubbles, everything needed for a smooth installation is included.

Stunningly clear pure glass. Crystal clear glass has much better visibility than plastic. You'll forget it's there! Zero hinderance to your phone's beautiful display.

Our design covers the full size of the LCD screen. No more exposed edges of the LCD due to the curved screen edges.

Protect your phone from scratches and damage, without ruining the feel! Experience your phone as it was designed.

*I did receive this item to review, per FTC guidelines
#vetroglassscreenprotector #review

Garcinia Cambogia WITH Green Coffee Extract

I've taken garcinia cambogia before and was really pleased with the results. This one has the added benefit of green coffee bean extract which doesn't give jitters, but does amp up the weight loss and appetite suppressant benefits. I noticed a change in my appetite right away; I was less hungry and started eating smaller meals. Since my scale needs a new battery and I've been too lazy to get one, I can't tell you if I've actually lost weight, but yeah, the appetite has definitely gone down and I'm satisfied much faster. Unlike most weight loss supplements, since this one doesn't work based on a thermogenic method you don't have those godawful jitters and lack of mental focus. Instead it's a very subtle but effective product. For me though, the best part has been the serotonin boost. I'm sleeping better, I'm feeling more refreshed during the day, I'm not dragging so hard when the alarm goes off in the morning, no tossing and turning (despite crippling bursitis pain at the moment) And I've just been all around freakin' cheerful!    

The Party Line

GLORYFEEL - GARCINIA CAMBOGIA EXTRACT plus GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT plus POTASSIUM plus BLACK PEPPER; 120 Capsules ; 40 Days Supply; combines 2 of natures most POWERFUL FATBURNERS combined with POTASSIUM and BLACK PEPPER for optimal absorption; Premium APPETITE SUPPRESSANT - 65% HCA and 50% CGA.

  • 120 CAPSULES FOR A REAL 40 DAYS SUPPLY. Our bottle contains 120 caps. Based on a suggested use of 3 caps per day, out bottle last for real 40 days. Each capsule contains 500mg Garcinia Cambogia Extract, 300mg Green Coffee Bean Extract, 75mg Potassium and 5mg Black Pepper.
    TRIPLE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS. This product combines the most efficient Garcinia Cambogia Extracts (65% HCA) and Green Coffee Bean Extracts (50% CGA). The unique combination with Potassium and Black Pepper leads to an optimal absorption. 2 efficient ingredients coupled with optium absorption help to triple your weight loss.
    ZERO FILLERS, ZERO BINDERS, ZERO GMO'S - just powerful and pure. Gloryfeel - Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee is free of cholesterol, fat, lactose, sugar, gluten, soy, wheat, peanuts, shellfish, egg or milk.
    HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS: Our product is made in the USA, manufactured in an FDA-inspected and FDA registered facility dedicated to highest GMP standards.
    EFFECTIVE CLINICALLY PROVEN: Burns Fat Fast, Blocks Fat Absorption, Increases Metabolism, Suppresses Appetite, Increases Energy Levers.

TRIPLE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WITH GLORYFEEL'S UNIQUE WEIGHT LOSS FORMULA.1) Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract high concentrated with 65% HGA is the crucial primary ingredient for maximum weight loss.
- Blocks Fat, Burns Fat 
- Suppresses Appetite and emotional eating effectively 
- 1500 mg daily 
- Standardized to 65% of Hydroxycitric Acid - most others: only 50-60%
2) Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract, concentrated with 50% CGA works efficiently together with Garcinia Cambogia to even
- Burn Fat Faster 
- without jittering effects 
- No jittering effect! 
- 900 mg daily 
- Standardized to 50% of Chlorogenic Acid - way more than the minimum 45% that experts recommend
3) Potassium and Black Pepper
- to optimize absorption 
- delivering faster results. 
#review #gloryfeel

Forskolin is great for way more than weight loss

I'm noticing forskolin supplements all over the place now as a weight loss aid, but in actuality, it's been used for centuries for a ton of different health care issues, including by the medical industry itself. I've been taking it to lower my blood pressure. I've had mounting medical issues simply burying me, and my blood pressure has been through the roof. I took this for 2 weeks before my last doctor's visit and the nurse who sees me regularly actually remarked surprise at how much lower my blood pressure was compared to the last 6 months of almost bi-weekly visits. With my current physical issues, exercising has been out of the question so I can't vouch for it's weight loss effects, but I can say that on that aspect, it hits the mark. 

Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma.

When taken by mouth, forskolin is also used to treat allergiesskin conditions such as eczema and psoriasisobesity, painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), urinary tract infections (UTI), bladder infections, advanced cancerblood clots,sexual problems in mentrouble sleeping (insomnia), and convulsions.

Healthcare providers sometimes give forskolin intravenously (by IV) for heart failure.

Some people breathe in (inhale) forskolin powder for asthma.

Forskolin drops are used in the eyes to treat glaucoma.

Herbal product manufacturers are now producing Coleus forskohlii extracts that contain high levels of forskolin. These preparations are being promoted for the same conditions for which forskolin has been traditionally used. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ahhhhhhh blisssssss...... Keomi Handmade Organic Soaps aka: yoga in a bar

When I was sent these, I thought I wouldn't be able to keep from inhaling the scent with my face in the bag, breathing in, breathing in. Um, still kinda doin' it. Wow. These smell absolutely amazing, and there's no artificial fragrances; this is the real deal. Pure oils, pure ingredients, pure everything.

 *  Organic & Vegan 
*  No Animal Testing 
 No Colorants 
*  No Preservatives 
*  Sulphate Free
*  No Petroleum Byproducts

*  Nut Free
*  No GMO

*  Made in USA   

Everything comes from nature! All of the natural oils infused in each bar leave your skin so soft, I honestly don't even need lotion afterwards. I have very sensitive skin and this is so soothing and calming. Where were these when i was covered in mosquito bites all summer? 

I love handmade stuff, but I also love how professionally these are packaged. I would expect to find these in Whole Foods or Central Market, quite honestly. I've got Sea Breeze, which is scented with lavender, oak moss and fir. Golden Crown infused with calendula flowers and oils of orange, fir and frankincense. Green Tea Goddess with organic green tea, nettle, shavegrass, comfrey root and oils of clary sage, orange and clove. And the oh so Luscious Lavender with a blend of three lavenders. 

The scent clings oh so subtly to your skin, allowing you to reap the aromatherapy benefits but it doesn't hit you over the head. The abundance of oils, the obvious care, the natural healing properties..... I can't recommend these enough. 

I think the sampler is a great place to start so you can try a number of blends to find your favorite (or in my case, that would be all of them). The sampler makes a great gift too, all pretty in it's lil bag! 

Grill Master BBQ Grilling and plain old cooking gloves Giveaway! $35 VALUE

A photo posted by Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo (@thebeautypirate) on
#giveaway #review
First of all, watch the short video and you'll see for yourself how awesome these are!
That was a 400 degree piece of cast iron, and I swear I could not feel a thing (though as you can also see, it was apparently quite hot!)
I had some big giant silicone gloves that came with my rotisserie that I used for everything until they just fell apart and I was relegated to the not so wonderful world of plain old oven gloves. I realized that you can only hold something hot with those things for approximately 10 seconds before the heat comes through and you drop a roast on the floor to the delight of the dogs. These withstand amazing heat and even FLAME!
Unlike regular silicone gloves, these are flexible so you can actually bend your fingers and hold onto stuff. Grilling, cooking, campfires.....  These are my new best friends and now you can have some too!
Oven Hot Mitts Best Grilling Glove Better Than Oven Mitts - Heat Protection to 932°F -Includes Free Recipe EBook - Ideal For Weber BBQ Mitt or Smoking Gloves or Baking Grilling Microwave Campsite Fireplace Gloves - EN407 Certified - Top Quality Pair by Grill Master Gloves - Light Weight Flexible - Silicone Striped for Top Grip - Satisfaction Guaranteed - Commercial Grade for Home or Gift

★ The outer layer of the glove does not catch on fire, it also does not melt when exposed to an open flame, no need for any other gadgets to keep your hands protected 
★They are perfect For Cooking / Baking / Barbecue / Grilling / Oven / Microwave / Fireplace / Camping and More 
★Silicone strips on the palm & back of glove are anti slip allowing safer use 
★ Ambidextrous right handed & left handed 
★The outer layer of glove does not catch fire & does not melt when exposed to an open flame 
★ Lightweight design allows your hands & fingers to move naturally while cooking or grilling, so you can use the glove safely and comfortably

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Earth Well Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements Giving Me Arthritis Relief

I have been taking fish oil (almost) daily for as long as I can remember because I love how it makes me feel. When I incorporated it into my regimen, my arthritis became so much less aggressive. I went from taking daily arthritis prescription meds to only needing them only every now and then. Anyone with arthritis can tell you that it often comes and goes based on whim or weather, but I went from 2 pills a day, every day, to only needing them maybe a few times a month. Nothing is a miracle worker, but Omega 3's are pretty close for me. There are tons of other benefits, but for me that's the main one though the benefits to my skin are pretty rad too.

A fantastic study published  by the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury at Harvard Medical School, Boston stated that "In a healthy immune system, the normal inflammatory process repairs damage and protects the body from infections. But in arthritis and inflammatory diseases, an overactive immune response leads to tissue degradation. Serhan’s research showed that the same pathway that signals the start of inflammation also includes an off switch. Omega-3s convert into these more powerful compounds, putting the brakes on this active process and causing it to screech to a halt."

The normal downside to fish oil? Sweet LORD, that smell. There is possibly nothing more horrifyingly embarrassing than fish burps. It doesn't matter how good you are at hiding a burp; those things leave a visible stink trail. It's like something out of a Pepe Le Pew cartoon. Not with these. These smell so much like a pure lemon scent that I actually like to stick my nose in the bottle to smell them. I am not joking! Not only are there no fish burps, but there's no burps in general. Why does fish oil usually make me burp, anyway? Nevertheless, this hasn't been an issue, I'm happy to report! I took what remained of my previous bottle and have been mixing them into my dog's food, I'm sticking with these. Don't accuse me of animal cruelty, she loves stuff that stinks; to her she's getting an awesome treat. Her farts are so gross that no one notices a difference anyway :-) 

So another bonus is that they use rosemary as a natural preservative, avoiding chemicals found in a lot of supplements. 

So yeah, I'm recommending it after all that rambling!

#review #earthwell 
I received these to review but nevertheless, these are my own opinions.