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Even Glow Vitamin C Serum {Review}

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Lately, my skin has kind of gone back in time about 10 years, and in the worst way.  I look like a teenager again, with horribly uneven skin tone, dry patchiness, and acne!  Eek!  I don’t know what’s going on, since I’m definitely not pregnant and I can’t think of any recent diet changes, but I’ve just got to get this under control.  I’m so glad an opportunity to review a supreme serum just presented itself.  Say hello to my new best friend, the Even Glow Vitamin C Serum by Valencia.

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This product is an exclusive item to Amazon, so you currently can only find it HERE for $35, but that means free shipping regardless if you have Amazon Prime or not!  They claim this to be the only antioxidant facial treatment you will ever use, and you know, I’m pretty comfortable with accepting that statement.  Its pretty wonderful.  The first thing I love is the eye-dropper applicator.  Some days I really appreciate not having to touch my face more than needed, and this dropper allows you to place the serum in exactly the places you want and in exactly the amount desired.

Untitled-2So just listen to the benefits it claims on the front of the box: evens skin tone, increases glow and radiance, absorbs quickly, boosts collagen production, and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.  Sounds like a miracle serum, huh.  Now I’ve only been using this for a few days, but I can honestly say that I can see and feel a difference in the temperament of my skin.  Mostly, it feels less irritated and more hydrated.  I really feel like I’m doing my face good by applying this serum nightly.

IMG_9354Because this product contains 20% Vitamin C, you can bet it smells amazing!  It feels and smells like dripping concentrated orange citrus right onto your face, and it feels wonderful!  Other ingredients it contains are rosehip seed oil and sea buckthorn oil.  I already have a love affair with sea buckthorn and I know about its incredible qualities, so I knew this concoction would be powerful.  It really does absorb rapidly.  It doesn’t feel slimy or sticky at all when applied–it just feels like a very fragrant serum in the way that it melts into freshly washed skin.  The essential fatty acids help to revitalize the skin leave it smoother and visibly brighter.  I can’t say that it completely vanquishes wrinkles or that I glow like a bride, but this IS helping to bring my skin back to a healthy normal, and I will definitely be using this entire bottle, down to the last drop.

Remember to check out this product on Amazon!

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

YumEarth Fruit Snacks {Review}

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I still remember the first time we bought fruit snacks. We were going on a road trip with our son, who was only about a year at the time, and we thought we’d get him something new and exciting to eat that would keep him happy through our long trip. Ironically enough, he didn’t like them! Of course, after repeated exposure (and seeing his friends eating the coveted snacks) he grew to love them, and now they’re like gold. Bribery with fruit snacks can get just about anything done! Sadly, fruit snacks aren’t the healthiest of all foods, so I can’t bribe with them all day long.  That is, until I found YumEarth Natural Organic Fruit Snacks.

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YumEarth Organics fruit snacks are better tasting and better for you than your average fruit snack.  They are vegan, contain no gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or artificial colors and dyes, AND they’re actually made from fruit extract. So, you know, they actually taste like FRUIT. Imagine that!

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The fruit snacks are dry to the touch instead of sticky and they have a chewy consistency, but not sticky-chewy like other snacks. They’re shaped like the fruit that they taste like, and the taste is good! Peach was my favorite, but the other flavors–Strawberry, Cherry and Banana–were also delicious. And because they’re made from fruit extracts, each package has 100% of a child’s daily recommended Vitamin C! My kids gobbled them up, and when I asked them if they tasted any different than the fruit snacks we normally buy, they said no. So, you don’t have to compromise taste and likability to give your kids a healthier option. And with so many kids today with allergens or sensitivities to certain ingredients, it’s nice to know there’s a healthier, more conscientious candy out there for everyone to enjoy! You can check the list of ingredients for each candy here.

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In addition to fruit snacks, YumEarth Organics  makes organic lollipops, sour beans, candy drops and gummy bears, all of which are gluten-free, dye- and artificial-color free, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and use ingredients grown on sustainable family farms. YumEarth can be purchased from their website, on other online retailers such as Amazon.com and Drugstore.com, or at local retailers such as Walgreens and Target.

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**The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Omega Infusion {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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I am a water hog. I think I have mentioned this before. I ALWAYS carry a water bottle around with me, and I am constantly sipping on it. I probably drink around 2 liters of water a day. I drink milk occasionally with dinner or breakfast, but I don’t like to drink my calories, so I mostly stick to water. However, there are times when I just want a little flavor. I don’t want a soda which is just going to make me more thirsty or crave sweets or amp me up, but I just need a little something extra to pump up my bland water. Omega Infusionâ„¢ has created a water that is all that and more!

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You’ve probably heard of Omega-3s, but do you know what they do for you and why they’re good for you? Yeah, either did I. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to a healthy metabolism and are commonly found in fish oil, egg oil and flaxseed oil.  Other health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease, have been linked to a diet with high levels of Omega-3s, but unless you eat fish for every meal and slip flaxseed into your homemade bread (if you make homemade bread), chances are you’re probably not getting enough Omega-3s. That’s where Omega Infusion comes to the rescue!

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Omega Infusion uses the Oceans Omega technology to pack a 17-oz. bottle of water full of Omega-3s. There are four flavors of Omega Infusion water; Berry, Citrus, Fruit Punch and Orange. I was sent a case with three bottles of each flavor, and they didn’t last long in our fridge! All of the flavors are delicious. The flavoring is light, not overpowering, and the taste is crisp, especially straight out of the fridge. I worried that the water would taste (or rather, feel) slimy because of the omega-3 oil in it, but there is no strange aftertaste or weird slimy-ness; just good, cool water! Fruit Punch was my favorite because I am a fan of anything fruit punch, but the others were all equally delicious as well. My hubby said they tasted like Gatorade, and I have to agree with him, though he’s by far the bigger Gatorade connoisseur and knows better than I. The best part of Omega Infusion water is that it is a zero-calorie beverage, so you can drink it and enjoy the flavor but not worry about the calories! The drinks are also infused with 200% of your daily Vitamin C needs and 80% of your Vitamin B Complex needs. If you’re not convinced of Omega Infusion’s super powers yet, check out this epic video below 🙂

I think the only thing that would make Omega Infusion better would be if there were any actual fruit or juice in the water instead of artificial flavors and sweeteners. The label does say “natural and artificial flavors,” but there is 0% juice, so I don’t know where those “natural” flavors would come from. Omega Infusion water is sold at select grocery stores (anyone have a Stop&Shop, Giant, HEB or heinen’s near them?) or can be purchased online. A 12-pack is only $17.95, and a Rainbow 4-pack (all four flavors) is only $8.95.

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I was sent this awesome 12-pack of beverages and a groovy Omega Infusions T-Shirt, and TWO winners will receive the same prize I did, so enter below to win!

TWO WINNERS will receive a case of Omega Infusions Water and a T-Shirt!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of October 1st, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Omega Infusions, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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