Saturday, October 18, 2014

Getting Started- With Smile Brillant!

I love coffee, maybe a little too much!  I started looking for a tooth whitener kit a while back and opted for a whitening tooth paste.  Wow, my teeth are sensitive!  That didn't go so well!  Yes, my teeth are somewhat whiter than they were, but the pain isn't worth it!

I was asked if I would try the tooth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant and I thought oh noooo, this is going to HURT!  I found out that you can get a desensitizing gel with the kit!  Seriously!  I said ok, I will try it, but no guarantees I will like this!  I'm stubborn that way.  :)

I got my kit in the mail and it it collect dust for a good two weeks.  Why, you ask?  Oh, because you have to make your own impressions and I remembered back when I had my braces, I almost threw up!  GAG!  I didn't want to do that again!  I finally decided, the other day, to give it a go, knowing it was literally in my hands to take it out if I couldn't do it.

I mixed up the compound, put it in the tray and had a mini panic attack.  I then put it in my mouth and guess what!?  No gagging.  None.  Honest.  It wasn't bad, at all.

I then mixed up the 2nd tray and did my bottom teeth.  Easy.  Why did I think it was going to be so bad?

My trays went off in the handy postage paid envelope and I should have my personal, for me only, trays for the gel.  I will update you all and let you know how I like them, if they hurt and how white my teeth become!

I'm super excited!

~Maggie

* I received these products complimentary from Smile Brilliant to review*

I love new products, influenster and Mary Kay!

How's that for dusting off the ole blog? Yes, I'm a product junkie, any product or any kind, I will check it out and give an honest review right here, on my blog. I started reviewing products with influenster a while back, I'd say a few years now. I love it when I get full size products in the mail, to try! I've tried a variety of things. My current package has to be the most rewarding, though. My son has dealt with some acne for a while now. It clearly affects how he feels about himself. I'm sure you can remember back to when you were a teenager (and even now, as many adults still suffer from the pesky acne!) Well, influenster partnered with Mary Kay and sent us full size products of their Clearproof line to try! How awesome is that!? It's 4 full size products, a clarifying clensing gel, an acne treatment gel, an oil free moisturizer for acne prone skin and a blemish control toner.


"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

I will report back and update you on how we like this product! ~Maggie

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fibromyalgia SUCKS

My fibromyalgia is a pain in the ASS. I hate it. I loathe it. I'd give anything to not have this monster of a disorder. I want to be able to get up in the morning and just run! I want to get up, fix my kids a real breakfast (not just cereal, or a breakfast bar) and feel human. I want to not have to rely on my son to comb my youngest child's hair, get her dressed and ready for school, on those iffy days. (there for a long time that was every single day! I have been looking back trying to figure out where I dropped the ball this time and I think it was a number of things. I think it started with this, I used a massage chair. It felt REALLY good, but I think it started my flare. Then, because of the flare, I started eating convenience foods, because it hurt too bad to cook. This led to not having a lot of cash (cost of convenience foods is higher than fresh) which led to a bout of serious depression (more pain, physically and mentally) which led to MORE convenience foods, which led to more pain. THEN to top it off, we had weird weather patterns, which always cause significant pain flares. Throughout it all I tried to continue to go to the gym. I noticed muscle fatigue and started switching things up, less weight, less reps, then I just took some time off. Among all of that, I ran out of my fibro medication. I was losing my shit and fast, at that point. The bottom went and fell out. My dearest, closest friends were noticing. I was moving slower, I was avoiding phone calls, I was extremely bitchy, the brain fog is horrible. All in a matter of 2-3 weeks. Shit hit the FAN. One email to my doctor, explaining I was losing my cool, my meds ran out, pain flare, etc. I am back on track. I have had 3 days now of 6 hours of sleep, not continuous, but still, 6 hours of sleep. I usually sleep 3-4 hours, then get up for a few hours, then sleep for 3-4 more. During this flare time I was averaging 2 each time. That's 4 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. Things will get better. I am still working toward my weight loss goals, eating healthy (yes, it does indeed help!), exercising as I am able, putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you for being there for me and having my back!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Powerocks Media Portable Charger- Review

If you are looking for a way to keep your phone charged while you are out running, playing with the kids, in meetings all day, or even having fun at an amusement park all day, look no further. I had the opportunity to try out this charger and I have to say, it is fabulous! Unfortunately, it did not arrive in time for the holidays, for me to do a holiday review (I can assume because of the UPS delays), but I'm able to present to you, this fabulous device. It is just awesome! It charges my phone quickly and it also works on other usb charged devices like my daughter's tablet and my kindle! If you would like one of your own, please visit Powerocksusa For a limited time you can save 20% by using the code Powerblog20. Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Get Lost with Powerocksmedia

I wanted to take a minute to share a great product with you all. Powerocks has a great line of portable chargers for all types of electronic devices. This is all that this handy device offers: 1.Charges standard smartphone and other digital devices such as Bluetooth headsets, cameras, GPS, e-readers, and more
2.2800mAh battery capacity provides up to 2 full charges before needing recharging
3.Lightweight & Powerful: Perfect for work, vacation, and every day on-the-go
4.Engineered with smart chip technology to prevent damage or over charging
5.Aluminum housing for durability & safety
6.Fun color assortment for personal style expression
7.Charges as fast as a standard wall charger in an electrical outlet
8.Check power status with a push of button
9.Easy and intuitive use
10.Included carrying pouch