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Monday, February 23, 2015

Product Review~Smooth Viking Beard Conditioner

My son recently reviewed three products from Smooth Viking Beard Care.  For this review, we are focusing on Smooth Viking's Beard Conditioner. This Beard Conditioner softens and hydrates your beard, making it more soft and not itchy. It strengthens from root to tip, encouraging new growth while repairing what's already there. It is all natural and made in the USA.  The ingredients are:
*Shea Butter
*Mango Butter
*Sweet Almond Oil
*Argan Oil
*Olive Oil
*Coconut Oil
*Essential Oil

Here is my son Nick, 23, and his beard that was used to try out the Smooth Viking Beard Conditioner.  He liked the Beard Conditioner and thought it worked great.  He says it smells good, but not too strong of a scent.  He liked to put it on while he was still in the shower, to let the steam work it in.  He says this was the product he used most of the three he tried, and it really made his beard soft and more manageable.  Also, since you use so little at each application, the container lasts a long time.

You can purchase your own Smooth Viking Beard Conditioner at Amazon.  The great thing is they offer a no questions asked money back guarantee!  Be sure to also check out Smooth Viking on Facebook.

*I received a sample of this product in exchange for my honest review. 

Product Review~Smooth Viking Beard Oil

My oldest son has a short beard/goatee and had never used beard products, so I was excited for him to try some products from Smooth Viking Beard Care.  The first product he tried was Smooth Viking Beard Oil.  This oil is 100% natural and Vegan friendly, containing a premium blend of nourishing ingredients:
*Avocado Oil
*Sweet Almond Oil
*Moroccan Argan Oil
*Olive Oil
*Pumpkin Seed Oil
*Castor Oil
*Jojoba Oil
*Vitamin E

Here is the beard the Smooth Viking Beard Oil was used on-my handsome son Nick, 23.  The Beard Oil is his favorite product of the three he tried.  It helps his beard not get itchy and uncomfortable.  It gives it a healthy, shiny hair look-not at all greasy.  He loves that you only need a few drops, so this bottle will last a very long time.  He says you just have to be careful when you apply the oil to your beard, or you will have shiny skin around your beard.  So if you aren't careful applying it, be ready to wipe your skin off (unless you like the shiny skin look). 

I think it's great that Smooth Viking Beard Oil is all natural-no chemicals or additives.  It is very affordable as well, since you only use a few drops the bottle will last.  You can buy your own bottle of Smooth Viking Beard Oil at Amazon.  Be sure to visit Smooth Viking's Facebook page.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Review~Still Life by Christa Parrish

Book Summary: A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him.

Adah spent her first twenty-five years with her family as part of a fringe religious sect. Her only contact with the outside world was through customers at their farm store. Then she met Julian, a photojournalist who'd come to document their lifestyle. They eloped mere days later and Adah was thrust into a completely new life as a wife, city-dweller, and an individual allowed to make her own decisions. But she has no idea who she is.

On her twenty-sixth birthday, Julian plans to fly home from an assignment to give her her first-ever birthday present. He's thrilled when Katherine Cramer gives up her seat so he can make the flight. But the plane crashes and everyone on board is killed, including Julian.

Adah is completely at a loss, with no friends and no marketable skills. When Julian's last photographs are published, her life erupts into chaos. She begins travelling-with Julian's camera for a companion-searching for answers to who she is and what she really wants.

Meanwhile, Katherine must live with the knowledge of why she gave up her seat-to extend her affair one more night. She recognizes her survival as a second chance to save her marriage. But is it too late?

When Adah's and Katherine's paths cross, they discover that there's still life ahead for both of them.

My Thoughts: This is the second book I've read by Christa Parrish-I read The Air we Breathe a few years ago. I enjoy her style of writing, and Still Life was no exception! I read the book within a few days because it was so hard to put down.  The characters drew me in, and the short chapters made it so easy to say, "Just one more chapter!", and then I would realize hours had passed!  Still Life was a  unique story, and I found myself very curious about Adah's past in the cult.  I would love if the author would write a story about Adah's childhood. 

While reading about Julian dying because he talked Katherine into trading seats really made me think about that type of situation.  Should the surviving person feel a sense of guilt?  Would he have died anyway that day because it was his time?  Lots of great questions to ponder! 

I came to the end of Still Life wanting more!  I want to know what happens next.  I would be grateful if author Christa Parrish would write a prequel about Adah's childhood and a sequel! 

About the Author: Christa Parrish is the author of five novels, including the 2009 ECPA Book of the Year Watch Over Me and the Christy Award-winning Stones for Bread. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, writer and pastor Chris Coppernoll. They have four children in their blended family.

I received an e-copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Product Review~Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold

I take several vitamins daily.  I'm not the best at eating healthy, and I'm also concerned about my immune system.  I went through a period when my immune system was not working properly, and during that time I learned how important Vitamin C was for my system.  I've been taking Vitamin C ever since.  Now, since receiving and learning about Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold, I realize that all Vitamin C is not the same!

Did you know that most of the Vitamin C sold is either synthetically modified or made from GMO corn?  Well, Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold is 100% natural, organic source of Vitamin C and Bioflavanoids from organic certified berries and fruits.  It is corn-free, wheat-free, made in the USA, and certified free of GMOs, additives, artificial ingredients, preservatives, and allergens.  Each capsule delivers 400% of daily value of Vitamin C (240 mg) and 45 mg of Bioflavanoids. 

Vitamin C supports immune, heart, vision, and prenatal health, as well as supports healthy aging.  Nutrigold (www.nutrigold.com ) offers a 100% money back guarantee.  You can purchase your own bottle of Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold at Amazon.

My Thoughts: Above is a picture of the Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold capsule in my hand.  It's an average size pill-I've seen bigger and smaller.  For someone with difficulty swallowing, this size may be a problem.  I personally don't have a problem with swallowing pills, so it was fine for me.  There was no aftertaste after swallowing the vitamin.  I had no problems at all and feel that I am getting much better Vitamin C than I was before.  I am very impressed with Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold being 100% Organic and food-based, and coming from fruits and berries.  It is a high quality, superior product. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Product Review~AYL StarLight 330 LED Lantern

I recently received a great new lantern-the AYL StarLight 300 Lumens Ultra Bright LED Lantern.  This lantern is great for camping and other outdoor and indoor use.  It is the most reliable lantern on the market, using LED bulbs with an output of 300 Lumens, giving you over 100,000 hours of use!  It has three lighting modes-low, high, and flashing strobe. 

The AYL Starlight Lantern is lightweight and water resistant-it has a hook on the bottom so you can hang it anywhere.  The lantern weighs only 14.6 ounces!   It comes with a removable convex reflector cap that provides 360 lighting and that can also be removed to allow for more focused lighting. It is reinforced with plastic and rubber molding to keep moisture out.  There is also a green LED indicator light so the lantern is easy to find. 

We are looking forward to using our lantern for camping!  It's a great compact size, but it puts out a lot of bright light!  I was very impressed.  The picture above shows my new AYL Starlight 330 Lantern in our 1968 camping trailer-don't you love those aqua colored appliances?  I have to tell you, though, this lantern comes in handy in emergencies!  We had a plumbing problem under a bathroom sink-now, this is a TINY space.  My husband took the AYL Starlight 330 Lantern under the sink with him, and it lit up the area very bright so he could replace the pipes.  I also appreciate that the lantern takes everyday D size batteries, so no expensive fancy batteries to go find. 

You can purchase your own AYL Starlight 330 LED Lantern at Amazon. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Product Review and GIVEAWAY!!! Purex PowerShot Laundry Detergent

Do you love doing laundry?  I didn't think so-not too many people enjoy doing their laundry.  It always feels great when it's done though!!  Purex, in my opinion, is the leader in high quality, affordable laundry products.  Purex is the only brand I use for my family.  Well, once again, Purex has come out with a new product to save us all some much appreciated time!  Check  out this easy, quick new way to wash your laundry-Purex PowerShot Laundry Detergent.

New Purex PowerShot is so easy to use-just open the cap, flip the bottle upside down to deliver one super concentrated dose of detergent.  Then you just flip the bottle back upright and the PowerShot engine has automatically refilled and is ready for the next dose!  Easy, peasy!  This formula has 50% more stain fighting power  than regular Purex liquid detergent.  Purex PowerShot is available in Purex's most popular fragrances, Mountain Breeze, and Natural Elements Linen and Lillies. 

I'm loving new Purex PowerShot-it's just so easy.  My adult kids are in heaven with it-the least amount of work, the more they like it!  I'm even thinking of starting my youngest doing his own laundry with PowerShot-I don't have to worry about him pouring half a bottle of detergent in the dispenser!  I love the fresh, clean scent of Mountain Breeze, and my clothes are clean and fresh. 


Purex is hosting an awesome sweepstakes to celebrate the release of new PowerShot!  Three grand prize winners win a Whirlpool washer & dryer set. 300 second-place winners will receive a bottle of PowerShot.  Share & enter the sweepstakes & get a $1 off coupon.  Click here to enter for your chance to win! 


TWO of my readers will each win a coupon for a free bottle of Purex PowerShot! This contest is open to US residents age 18 and older, no purchase necessary. I will randomly draw the winners on 2/18/15 and email the winners that day.  The winners will have 48 hours to email me back or a new winner will be chosen.  Good Luck!

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The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange from a product review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.