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Monday, September 29, 2014

Review: PureSOL Konjac Sponge with added Bamboo Charcoal

I received this fabulous facial sponge from pureSOL to review, and I only wish I'd heard about it sooner! It's the strangest looking thing - a black shrink-wrapped disk that comes in a cute little eco-friendly box. It also arrives with a little suction-cup hook to hang in your bathroom. That's where your sponge will hang to dry between uses!

Here are some of the wonderful things I've learned about this sponge:

Konjac is a moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skin's impurities and oils. The unique net-like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. This leaves the skin extremely clean and refreshed!

pureSOL Konjac Sponge is unbelievably soft and excellent for all skin types! It is made of 100% pure vegetable fiber and processed without any coloring or additives, great for hypersensitive skin!

IMPROVES SKIN TEXTURE: pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities, leaving you with a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for all skin types.

BRIGHTER LOOKING SKIN: The natural woven fibers of the sponge gently massage the skin and stimulate blood flow. It detoxifies and encourages skin renewal while balancing the skins pH, leaving your skin extremely clean and refreshed!

PREVENTS SPOTS, BLACKHEADS AND BREAKOUTS: The added BAMBOO CHARCOAL contains activated carbon and essential minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess sebum, toxins and other harmful chemicals from your skin. You will see your pores getting smaller, tightening and brightening your skin.

100% NATURAL AND ECO-FRIENDLY: Why compromise your health with products that contain harsh chemicals and additives on your skin? pureSOL Konjac Sponge is completely natural, eco-friendly and free of parabens, sulphates & chemicals. It is biodegrade, cruelty free and vegan. After use, you can compost the sponge and feel good about the environment! You can even add it to your flower pot! At pureSOL our packaging is 90% compostable.

Here's what my sponge looks like after I soak it in water for a minute:

So I've been using this sponge for about a month, and I definitely see a difference in my skin.  It looks brighter, and feels so clean after using the sponge each night.  I don't even use a cleanser these days, just a good "scrubbing" with the sponge and water before bedtime.  My skin's never looked better!  Yes, I received one free in order to review it, but I'll be purchasing more for future use! This is the greatest addition to my skincare regimen! So thankful to have found out about pureSOL's konjac sponges!

The pureSol Konjac sponge is available on Amazon.  You can also learn more by visiting the company's  Facebook.

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

IKEA card GIVEAWAY: Devereux Georgia Hope Event 2014

Devereux Georgia is the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral health organization serving youth that are considered high risk and require intensive treatment services. On October 2nd, they will host an art auction fundraiser featuring pieces designed by the youth at Devereux, ages 8-21. The evening will also include a jazz trio, dinner, cocktails and a live auction.

To find out more about this amazing place, check out the Youtube video below.  It is short, but will give you some background on the families that are helped through Devereux Georgia.

Learn more about Devereux Georgia on Facebook.

Help IKEA help our youth via #DevereuxGA Hope Event.  Get your Hope Event tickets TODAY! It is for a wondeful cause!

IKEA is one of the sponsors of the Hope Event. Giving back is so important, and IKEA is a company that gives back BIG here in Atlanta.  I love partnering with them to share such a special event with you, and I hope you will seriously consider attending the Hope Event to help Devereux Georgia.  In the meantime,  the good folks at IKEA are also giving away a $100 IKEA gift card!  
Enter for your chance to win via the rafflecopter widget below.

Thanks for your help in supporting Devereux Georgia!  Please share with your Atlanta friends & family.

Disclosure: I was asked to share this wonderful fundraiser with my readers. By doing so, I may be one of 20 local bloggers who receives a $25 IKEA gift card.  However, I would have shared this without any compensation, since it's a fantastic organization here in Atlanta! 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Sano Phytoceramides

For the last few weeks I've been using Sano Phytoceramides Capsules. Have you heard all the buzz about Phytoceramides?

Here's the info shared on the Sano Phytoceramides Amazon page:

★ BEST VALUE ON AMAZON ★ There are hundreds of choices to choose from, but only Sano Naturals stands out from the crowd. Our potent formula that contains the industry leading 350 mg (compared to the other 99% of Phytoceramide sellers whose products contain ONLY 40mg of Phytoceramdies or less and have gelatin in them). Our Plant-Based Ceramide Capsules Contain Crucial Vitamins for Skin A, C, D and E for Maximum Anti Wrinkle, Anti Aging Effects in a 100% Vegan Capsule.

★ DO YOU HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE THINK YOU'RE OLDER THAN YOUR AGE? ★ If yes, you NEED to try our product risk free. Just 1 veggie capsules a day = 350mg of PLANT-DERIVED CERAMIDES (the most important ingredient). This is the MAXIMUM, OPTIMAL recommended daily dose by dermatologists as the most effective dosage. All of our supplements are 100% PURE, SAFE & EFFECTIVE. Every batch made is manufactured in an a USA based FDA approved facility. We use only the very BEST ingredients in our products. This means absolutely NO fillers, NO binders, and NO artificial ingredients.

★ DON'T TRUST COMPANIES that claim 40mg of Rice-Based Ceramides are better than 350mg of Ceramides. IT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE! The "Clinical Study" they refer to doesn't even mention 350 mg of Wheat-Based Ceramides. The "Clinical Study" does not compare 40 mg of Rice-Based Ceramides to 350 mg of Wheat-Based Ceramides. Do your own research.  Many, many dermatologists recommend 350 mg of Wheat-Based Ceramides. You can find their Television clips and recommendations online. Rice-Based Ceramides Should ONLY Be Used By Those With a Wheat Allergy.

★ DO PHYTOCERAMIDES REALLY WORK? ★ A famous doctor on T.V., as well as many other dermatologists, consider 350 mg of Wheat-Derived Phytoceramides to be a "Facelift in a Bottle." That T.V. Doctor even named it his #2 Secret to "Drop a Decade From Your Face" (#1 is Topical Vitamin C!) The main ingredient in Plant-Derived Ceramides replenishes the ceramides that your skin loses over time. Studies have shown that Phytoceramides can possibly INCREASE MOISTURE RETENTION which drastically affects the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are my thoughts on this product:

These capsules come in a small plastic bottle that is just perfect for tucking in your purse. Take one capsule daily, and for optimal results, take it for at least 60 days! I love the fact that they use vegan capsules, and non-gmo wheat! I seek out companies who use non-gmo ingredients and we prefer to buy vegan capsules when we can.  These capsules are made with the best ingredients, and I'm looking forward to seeing results soon!

I am very pleased with the customer service received, as well as the very fast shipping. I'm super-impressed with this product! If you like what you've read, you can order a jar of Sano Phytoceramides for yourself here!

Let me know what you think if you try them~


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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway ~ Orkin Scientific Fact or Fake

Orkin is back with their awesome Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake series of famous bug myths!

“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”
“Ants can survive underwater.”

You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake?

Take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge, and be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call (844) 503-8251.

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Check out the interactive blog app below~ 

•You’ve heard the myths about bugs before, now it’s time to debunk them. Take the Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake Quiz to test your knowledge! 

•Watch every episode of Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake and find out the answers to these age-old bug myths.

Orkin wants to reward one of my readers with this fun prize pack! 

The Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK includes: 
- Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible) 
- Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler 
- Orkin Drawstring Bag 
- Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen

Click on the rafflecopter widget below to enter my giveaway!  (if you don't see it, just click the "read more" link)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Play Nintendo @ the Mall of Georgia this weekend!

Atlanta friends, this one is just for you!! David and I spent the morning at the Mall Of Georgia where we checked out the FREE Play Nintendo Tour 2014! It was a blast! (I first heard about this event over at - check her blog out for great Atlanta area events and fun, too!)

If your kids enjoy video games, they will be thrilled with the chance to play some of their favorite games at the Play Nintendo Tour stop in Atlanta. Mario, Zelda, Yoshi and Pokemon are just a few of the fun characters they will be able to enjoy!  Radio Disney is there providing fun, upbeat music while you play, too.

We got there right when they opened (10 am), so only a few other participants were there.  We got a passport from Jessica, one of the super-friendly staff members.  She explained  that we would have the opportunity to  visit all six game worlds, play the game there, then answer a trivia question and get a sticker on the passport for that world.

When David filled up his card, he would take it to the Nintendo Claw machine for a chance to win! Jessica also gave us a brochure with info about the Nintendo 2DS, plus five games that are priced at $29.99,  and some coupons for 10% off at Target.  The coupons are good through 10/31 so they are perfect for early holiday shopping!

This is DEFINITELY on D's Christmas list! I love the new durable design - no clamshell hinge to break!  David really enjoyed playing on it today. 

We started out with Donkey Kong, one of D's favorites.  They had the cutest banana-shaped bean bags there!

Jessica and David playing Donkey Kong
After playing for a while, and getting his sticker, we moved to The Legend of Zelda, A Link Between Worlds.  It was a castle-themed land, and he enjoyed playing the game! He got another sticker here.

David had a great time in the other game worlds too, and picked up a sticker in each for his correct trivia answers.

Another great staff member, named David, here with my David!
Everyone was so helpful and friendly!

Pokemon X & Pokemon Y

Kirby:Triple Deluxe 

He filled his passport with all six stickers, plus a bonus one.  That got him three tries on the Claw Machine, but no luck.  Oh well!

Two of David's favorite things today ~  He got to try out Tomodachi Life:

and he was one of the first people to try out Super Smash Bros, which doesn't come out til early October! He can't wait - he said it was his favorite game of the day! And because we got there so early in the day, he got lots of one-on-one instruction from staff members. (Meaning he got some great hints and tricks from them - he was able to learn a lot!)

The Play Nintendo Tour 2014 will be at the Mall of Georgia, lower level near Nordstrom, through Sunday, August 17th.  (Regular mall hours) The Mall is located at:3333 Buford Dr., Buford, GA 30519-4913.   Costumed Nintendo characters will be available for photos at 2 pm each day.  It's SO much fun.  If you can get there and spend a couple hours with your kid, y'all will have a great time! (If you have smaller kids, there is a Simon play place adjacent to the Play Nintendo space so all ages can have a good time.)

There are two more stops in the Play Nintendo Tour - Houston, TX and Irvine, CA.  Click the link to find out those dates!

Please let me know what you think if you go to the #PlayNintendoTour