Friday, November 29, 2013

Colonial Candle

Instead of buying the plug ins, we switched to buying candles to freshen up our home.  One of the candles that we like is from Colonial Candle.  We  loved the pecan pie scent that when it burnt out, we went to the store to buy another one but it wasn't available anymore.  However, I found a different scent  and liked it too.

Although we love  how the smell  filled   our whole  home, it has  one problem that we discover.  At  the end of  the candle,  it makes a  very dark smoke and  it darkened our walls and furniture.  I cleaned our furniture and  man, they were all  black!  So although we love   the smell, we  said bye bye to Colonial candle.  For now, the Yankee candle works for us although it wasn't as good as the Colonial when it comes to smell but at least it doesn't cause  black  stain  to our walls.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Royal Pedic Crate Pad

We bought out   fur babies  a new  crate pad at TJMaxx because the one that they    used ti have was  worn out.  This was  on sale for $18 so we got one for them.

Our Jack Russel Terrier, Champ,  immediately   tried it.  Bolt was hesitant to get near it at first but when I laid  it at their  crate, he  did not have a hard tome adjusting to it.  I think they love it now that they had a  soft and warm padding in their bed.  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Art of Shaving

Ivory Fusion Razor Blade
A lot of people don't think very hard about their razors. They use them to scrape the beards off their faces in the morning and get on with their lives. However, there are substantial differences between different razors, and there are three things that are unfortunately lacking from many razors on the market. These things are easy to identify, and some companies are starting to reflect this. For the time being, it is mostly reflected in the high-end market, such as The Art of Shaving razors, but hopefully we will see an upswing in quality in the future.

The first thing many razors overlook is the importance of grip. Many razors come with narrow grips that provide very little support for the blade. A more robust grip allows for more control from the user while they shave. Naturally, this is an absolutely good thing, but depressingly, most manufacturers neglect the importance of it.

Next is the use of lubrication. Lubrication is important because it allows the razor to glide more easily over skin and hair, and most razors use it to some degree. However, not all razors are created equal in this regard. A razor with better lubrication will allow for a smoother shave all-through, and it will wear down instead of gumming up. When lubrication is a focus, it will work well with the shaving cream or gel that its user employs instead of being redundant with it.

Finally, more razors should be designed with flexible heads. Razors from the Art of Shaving are designed with meticulously-tensed springs to actuate the heads of the razors from, which is a good move. This allows users to more precisely control the blades on their face, much in the same way a more robust handle does. However, too many razors are still made with stiff heads, which make it harder to control the razor precisely as well as making it much easier for the blade to dull as a result of a poor angle against the skill. It's very possible to get this right, so there's no reason not to.

These ought to be the basics of any good men's razor. Slowly but surely, we are seeing a move toward improving the designs of razors on the general market. For the time being, however, the best bet for a man looking for a good shave is to rely on a good razor from a good company. 

Organizing Made Easy with Smead Folders from Shoplet

I have been so  busy this week that I was not able to do  any product review.  Hopefully I could crank all these up next week but I  am doing this one  now because it is long overdue.  My apology Shoplet!  

Smead Easy Grip Pocket
Anyway, I received  one of this Smead Easy Grip Pocket which  helped me organize all the documents I needed during my  citizenship interview  last Thursday.  It is designed with patented Easy Grip with  Expanding Pocket to provide twice as much grip as a standard pocket. Requires less gripping force to remove from drawers or shelves. Rollover Tyvek reinforcement for added durability.   This is sold in boxes of 25 for $32.45 but if you buy in bulk, the discount price is $29.37

This is what I brought with me when I had my interview and it really  made it easier for me to locate  every  document  that the officer  interviewer was asking me to provide during the interview process.  

It's  easy to organize your documents and very easy to carry as well.  In between the slots of the easy grip pocket  are the  Smead Super Tab Heavyweight File Folders where I slipped the different documents that I need for  my naturalization.  Those folders are sold  in boxes of 50 for $10.20 per box but of course, buying it in bulk means  less  price you pay.  These folders makes  easier for labeling your documents as well.

Lastly, I received a  box of Smead FasTab Hanging File Folders. This is sold in boxes of 20 for $13.21 per box.

We have been using this kind of   folders in our office as shown below.  I am glad that I got more because I have to   update my files again at the end of this year and these will be a great help in organizing  our documents  easier.

As you  all know by reading my previous reviews about Shoplet, they have everything that you need for your business such as office supplies such as office stationary, and they also have promotional products like promotional shirts and other promotional products that you can customized and give out to your clients.  Thank you so much again Shoplet!

Disclaimer:  The author of this blog did NOT received monetary compensation in writing this review.  The products mentioned were provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.  

Dance Vs. Playing Music Instrument

My daughter used to  take ballet lessons from a local dance  company here  but she   stop even before   doing the first recital.  She said that she isn't learning anything lol.  I am glad that she did because I felt like the place was just a  money pit.  I did not see any progress or development to our  daughter considering the amount we were paying for every month.  

I wish that they could  raise their standard like the ones  that  you get from the  ballet classes in los angeles.  It would be worth the money. We did not regret our decisions  though because now, she love  playing  piano more than ever.  Dance was not her calling but playing   music instrument such as piano is.

Shopping for Less at $10dollarmall

I recently found some   products on sale  at $10dollarmall.  I rarely shop for  clothes unless they are on sale.  Brand name  jeans like Levi's  is  pricey, I only have two  of them.  So when I see these pants on sale  for as low as $5 each, I grabbed the opportunity to get 7 of them.  Granted they are no-known brand but  for a stay at home Mom, this works for me.  For 8 pieces of  products that I bought, I paid  $59.46 only which includes the shipping already..
Black Boot-Cut Jeans - Black 1
Item Number : D2-24,D1-19, D3-53/141530
Sku : D3-53/141530
Blue Jeans With Small Copper Studs - Blue 1
Item Number : J2-65, J3-68, J1-61/135497
Sku : J2-65/135497
Blue Bootcut Jeans With Tiny Star Studs - Blue 1
Item Number : J1-11, J1-52, J3-13/135496
Sku : J1-52/135496
Light Blue Flare Jeans With Brown Stitching - Light Blue 1
Item Number : H4-44, H2-74, H3-61/141871
Sku : H2-74/141871
Classic Dark Blue Skinny Jeans - Blue 0
Item Number : H3-111, H3-112, H4-2/247122
Sku : H3-111/247122
Classic Blue Skinny Jeans - Blue 1
Item Number : H3-113, H3-110, H3-24/247057
Sku : H3-113/247057
Multi-Color Abstract Stripe Dress - Multi-Color XS
Item Number : H1-32, H7-7, H2-27, H3-65/134751
Sku : H1-32/134751
Gift Card$0.00
I need to alter the lengths of the pants but it is an easy fix. The dress is a nice one too.  I am planning to send some of the pants to my sister.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

5 Benefits of Permanent Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is something you don't hear a lot about. It is not as convenient as shaving or waxing products and it’s not as drastic as most cosmetic surgeries so it doesn't make headlines. However it is a massively beneficial procedure for attractiveness, convenience and confidence. Laser hair removal might seem pricey, but it’s worth it. Here are the best reasons to go to a Cosmetic Surgery Facility like Cosmetic Surgery for Women to figure out if this is the right choice for you.

Lack of Upkeep

Most people shave at least one part of themselves at least once every couple of days. It is a long boring chore that you have to do whether you like it or not. It isn't a major chore but it is big enough to be annoying and if it is not done the consequences are obvious enough to make most people feel lazy and stop them taking as much pride in their appearance. With laser hair removal, you never have to worry about waking up in the morning and shaving again

Look Better

Every woman has had a moment where they have been in the middle of a situation, a random meeting, or a quiet night that has turned into plans that made them wish they'd shaved their legs. Having permanent laser hair removal will allow you to have nice smooth legs that look better to yourself and the people around you. Why would anyone not take the opportunity to look like they want to all the time?

Feel Better

With good lucks comes growing confidence. This is a simple fact and in modern society, where confidence in women is at a huge low. In these circumstances taking every opportunity you can get to feel a little better about yourself is important. Once you have that confidence under your belt you can feel good about the world around you as well.

Expanded Wardrobe Choices

So you are thinking of going out and you haven't shaved your legs. So you can't wear anything short, you have to find dark enough stockings not to show. Skinny jeans are annoying and painful and even just knee length things are gone. In summer, with a skirt down to your ankles, does that really sound like a good idea. With laser hair removal all you need is a simple surgery and of you go.

That Smooth Feeling

You know that feeling, the one that happens when you have just shaved your legs and you run your hands up and down and are just amazed at how you could possibly get that smooth? Well imagine having that every day. Laser hair removal makes that a reality. It may seem like nothing, but it’s really enjoyable.

Laser hair removal is a quick, easy and effective. It is well worth the extra expense. The simple, easy, one time operation will improve the quality of life and make you both feel and look better just by being you.

Monday, November 18, 2013

5 Reasons to Buy a Pool Cover this Summer

Pool covers, good investment or just another needless accessory? See below why the humble pool cover can be more than meets the eye.

Less Maintenance

The most obvious benefit of using a pool cover is the amount of time you’ll save cleaning your pool. A pool cover will help you reclaim your Summer by creating a barrier to block falling leaves, twigs, and any stray balls or toys from falling into your pool. Less time spend chasing debris around the bottom of your pool means you can spend more time enjoying it!

Fewer Chemicals

With the surface of your pool protected from the sun, much less water will be exposed to the air and vulnerable to evaporation. In the long term, using a pool cover means you’ll need less chemical treatment of any water you would have added to top up the evaporated amount. In fact, limiting your pools exposure to the sun will also stop that green tinge in its tracks; algae can’t grow without sunlight, leading to less chemical treatment by preventing the problem in the first place.

Less Costly

As mentioned above, the less you expose the surface of your pool to sunlight, the less water you will lose to evaporation. Using a pool cover will save you the cost of repeatedly topping up your pool with water to keep it at the same level. With the price of water steadily rising, investing in a pool cover now could save you a lot in the long term! Even better, that extra amount of chemical treatment you would have done to the top-up water? Not needed. No top-up water means no extra chemical treatment, which means you save money on both water and pool chemicals.

Stable Temperature

For those of you with temperature-controlled pools, a pool cover can help keep your bills down by preventing excess heat loss from your pool. The cover acts as a type of insulation, preventing the cool air from sapping heat from the top layer of water. Covering your pool means you don’t have to spend time and money constantly reheating it.

Child Safe

Certain types of pool covers go that extra mile in providing a fall safe surface to prevent kids falling into the water. These more solid covers essentially board up the pool, making it near impossible for curious youngsters to get into trouble when the pool area is not in use. If you’re interested in child safe pool covers, be sure to check with the manufacturer as designs vary depending on their purpose. Fabric Solutions Australia has a range of different covers available to suit both general and specific needs.

Given all the advantages of using a pool cover, why not consider investing in one this summer? Your pool will thank you for it!</

Friday, November 8, 2013

Yankee Candle

Ever since I started burning candles inside the house, my husband  got addicted to it as well.  In fact we went to the store  a couple of days ago just to find the scent that he really love from Colonial Candle but we did not find  the scent that he likes so we tried this  Midnight Starry Breeze from Yankee Candle.  It smells good but it doesn't feel the room unlike the  Colonial one.

In the light of  what is  happening in my country, I am saying a prayer for them through the light of this candle.  May God spare the people fro too much damage of the said typhoon.

I hope that  the typhoon will be over soon and that people from the Philippines will have a peaceful Christmas celebration.

Advantage Pay

I  just redeemed 2 gift cards from the   online  company that I am a member of this morning.  I was going to  redeem it for cash through paypal but chose to redeem the gift card since it uses less points to do so.  Besides, the cash will be used to purchase our fitness equipment  as well so it is wise to use the  gift card option since  I get more for it.  Another  rewards that I recently used is  to pay my bills is  from American Express.  I like the fact that you have an option to  redeem your points  for gift cards or use it to pay your bill.

There are so many benefits for having  a card to use in your purchases  especially online.     Advantage Pay gives you the  privilege to compare  rates and providers with their   list of credit card  companies. Even small businesses can set up their account  to  offer their customers a much easier way to pay.  I am waiting for few more hundreds of points that I can earn  from  two companies  that I am a member of  in order to reach the maximum points before I can redeem  my gift cards.   I  always redeem the points I have a ccumulated through the year right around Christmas so I have extra   amount to use for Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Deals and Freebies through Shop Your Way Rewards

Here are  the recent deals I grabbed from KMart and Sears.

  1. Summer Top for $1.27
  2. Fall theme design shorts for  $1
Another summer  top for $1.27
Sleeveless Tee for Hubby $1.99, Girl's Summer Top $1.99
Mickey Mouse Print Sleeping Tee for $1.20
All of those are great deals but this one is  definitely a steal, two brassieres for $1.99, you can't beat that.

All those nine items only cost $10.71 and the best thing is, I DID NOT SPEND a penny for it because I  redeemed my points that I  accumulated  through shopping from participating stores of the ShopYourWayReward program.  It's funny that  I signed up for this program when I wrote  a post from Social Spark and one of the requirements was to sign up for it, litle did I know that it would give me  something  to spend for shopping.   So I am happy Shopper!


Victorious Smile!

She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

God bless y'all!

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