Looking for a cool blogging (Bloggy Conference) event to attend this year: Bloggy Conference 2015 might just be it. I might have to do a road trip to Ohio. I am from Michigan, who is with me? As a new blogger, I am really tempted to make my way up there for this event because I can use all of the help I can get.
Insulated Reusuable Tote Bag Review
The tote bag was given to me for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. The bag is a very cute color and is bright which is one of the pluses. You will not be able to lose it, because it stands out (neon lime green). This bag is supposed to keep your cold things cold and it actually keeps them cool.
Hubby and I have been off and on trying to lose weight, but I am the really adventurous one that will try products that we have never heard of and this is no different. I have not heard of garcinia cambogia, but when I was given the chance to try it out I had to do it. To my surprise it is very popular and I was once again on the bandwagon, but I was really surprised. I took it right before dinner which was about 8:00ish and did what the directions said which was to give it 30 to 60 minutes and then eat. I took 3 pills, which I thought was much, but oh well I followed along and did not adjust anything. I noticed that sure I ate dinner, but I more than that noticed that in the morning when I would usually have breakfast I did not hear my tummy growl, no strange cravings, or anything. I did not eat until after 8 which is around the time I would have normally had my 1st snack.
I have not heard of oven gloves, so when I was given the chance to try them out, I jumped at it. I do cook a lot using the oven and these came in time for use on our grill. We have not used it yet out there on the grill, but we will. I should say I will because the size of the gloves will only fit me. They have silicon strips on top and it helped when it came to handling the dish.
Let me start off by saying, for those of you who do not know, I have natural hair and the texture is basically 4b which means usually that the curl pattern is much tighter and coily.
I tend to have a challenge with maintaining moisture in my hair after I wash my hair and keep it twisted or braided for a couple of days. The 3rd-4th day, I find my hair dry and itchy, so today I attended the World Natural Hair Show in search of knowledge from different vendors.
My day started off a bit challenging because I had not gotten a lot of sleep before and it had been raining bad the night before, so I figured that it would not be too many people early and I was right. I left home about 8:10am and it took almost an hour to get there. I did go alone, but initially was supposed to go with co-workers and it is cool, because in the natural hair community it is easy to make friends.
There was a line for those of us who purchased tickets on eventbrite which at the time they were at a discount and there was another shorter, much shorter line for those purchasing at the event. For the price of the ticket, it included some workshops that went on in different rooms away from the rest of the show, a children’s corner, social circle (where bloggers and fans could connect), and fashion/hair show. The entire weekend includes various events for an extra fee of course, like comedy show, old school hip hop jam, etc.
There were over 132 exhibitors, but I am not sure how many patrons were there, but I am sure it was easily over (by the time I left) was about 1000. There were many bloggers and Youtubers that I had recognized and there were usually a lot of others that were around them, so I did not get those pics. I did however, get short videos (see www.instagram.com/god4bandme) and please see pics below of hair demos which was cool. There were so many of those this time that I almost wished I did not have my hair braided, but anyway on to the quest to find what I need to do to keep moisture in my hair and/or obtain moisture those times I have my hair braided or twisted for a long period of time.
I checked 1st with the Host of the Show, Taliah Waajid, and was told to use Protective Mist Bodifier.
2nd visit was to, tgin (Thank God It’s Natural), which is a vendor that I have not heard of, but most people said to start with moisture and make sure moisture is layered at each step, so I was told to purchase, Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, Moisture Rich Shampoo and Triple Moisture Replenish Conditioner.
3rd and final purchase, (that mattered), was from Luster’s You Be-Natural and it was stressed about the need for moisture and layering. With that said, I purchased Smoothing Defrizzing Creme (leave-in), Moisture-lock Curl Lotion, and Curl Shaper Custard (styler) and then a smoother at the end (which I already have).
See video below for more detail and thanks for watching:
Special posts for those interested in possibly attending the World Natural Hair Show, Sunday April 26, 2015 or maybe this Fall. I am always looking to attend events in my area and this one is no exception. I will cover the ins and outs and happenings in a later post, see here: http://wp.me/p5z71m-aI but I wanted to get this one out if there are people like me out there who love to find out what samples/freebies you can expect to find at a show of this type.
I am natural and have been for about 4 years and there is always something to learn and this year I made it a point to ask about a special challenge I have.
As you see from the video that there were samples, but I have found that there is not as much as in years past but it is understandable. The products are sometimes expensive and you/we cannot always get something for nothing.
Thank you for reading and watching. Stay tuned for the next video.
About the book:
T-Tapp is a brain-body fitness workout that draws its effectiveness from maximizing muscle activation, circulation and lymphatic health for every age. These exercises are specifically designed to improve strength, flexibility and heart health, as well as increase energy and decrease inflammation. It does more than burn calories and fat – it rebuilds primary body functions such as neuro-kinetic flow, resting glucose utilization rate and cognitive processing. Many report immediate changes in better digestion, assimilation and elimination along with increased mental clarity and higher energy within the first week. Teresa has an extensive background in exercise physiology, a Bachelor of Science degree, and has worked with thousands of models on re shaping their bodies.
“The T-Tapp system is the ideal anti- aging workout. Highly recommended,” says Nicholas Perricone, M. D.
Patient Advocate and Author Mary Shomon ads, “T-Tapp is a type of exercise program created by exercise physiologist Teresa Tapp. It involves specific movements, designed to activate muscles, and is very effective at lengthening and strengthening muscle and bones, lowering blood sugar, balancing hormones, cinching in the core, relieving pain, reducing inflammation, detoxing, eliminating lymph and excess fluids. It’s not adrenally exhausting, you only do it 3-4 times a week for 15-40 minutes, and you do what you can do, without ending up flat on the couch for days recuperating! When I first did T-Tapp, I did the T-Tapp More program 3 times a week for 2 weeks, and lost 12 inches! ”
This form of “mindful movements” combined with leverage isometrics helps the body rebuild from the inside out, improve posture and build better balance. No weights, no equipment, no impact and no need to increase sets or repetitions. This progressive workout delivers more results in less time, challenging users to get stronger and more flexible.
Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes is the first time ever that I have had to review a workout book. The explanations were detailed on how to do each workout and the pictures helped a lot. Usually, I would have had a hard time or challenge I should say to do workouts with demonstrations. Real life people were included with their before and afters which was very encouraging. There are options of workout you can do depending on how many clothing sizes you want to lose: 1 clothing size then you would do Basic Plus Workout for 4 days in a row, 2 clothing sizes then 7 days in a row and 3 clothing sizes it is 10 days in a row. In my case, I would have to do the Basic Plus Workout for 7 days in a row. It seems to be a good workout, but videos would make it easier to verify that I am performing the exercises properly.
I received a free copy of this book to review in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
I received Cassani‘s Fogless Shower Mirror in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I received the package and it was protected well and arrived without issues. There is a man on the box and as I am female I wondered about, I said to myself, “Self, I will be using this.” I asked hubby if he would be using it and he said no because he does not shave in the shower, but guess what? I do. I shave under my arms and usually I do it blind and just take a chance only to find out later when I get out of the shower that I did not do a great job, so this mirror certainly is a plus for me.
The mirror is not made of glass and that makes it much safer just in case it fell in the shower. The directions were very easy to follow and setup was a piece of cake. Just chose the height you want to place it on the shower wall and remove the adhesives and then apply pressure for 45 seconds and that is it. It comes with a razor hook which makes it a very unique idea and makes me like it even more.
If you would like to purchase the Fogless Shower Mirror, here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/review/R12UVVO0PCV12N/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00CNOUZE
Thank you for reading and God Bless!
I have received this great product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. It is another sleep mask and this one is silk, one size fits all and there is an adjuster in the back of it. It is not bulky and will not cause you to be too hot in the face, like the heavier sleep masks can do depending on the type of material it is made out of. It is black and I have tested it even outside and it is completely dark, no light is going to seep in. If you are looking for a product that does the job and does not have too much going on with it then you will like this one. I personally would like mine a little thicker and with earplugs, that is of course just my opinion. You will have to try it yourself and it is at a great price for it to be 100% silk.
Do you think you will try it?
Here is where you can purchase it: http://www.amazon.com/Zotoon-sleep-mask-100%25-Black/dp/B00KGNQ6CC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429909814&sr=8-1&keywords=zotoon+silk+mask
This is the freebie video from the last week. Most of the items I have received there will be later blog posts. Thank you for watching.
Tomorrow, hubby and I will be attending the Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo so there will be pics and I will report back.