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5 Handbag Essentials for #Fall with U by Kotex

**This post has been sponsored by UbyKotex and Walmart. Needless to say, I don’t recommend products that I don’t love!

Now that fall is rolling in, I am making the transition from a simple summer clutch to my (usually) over-crowded handbag. My friends often joke that my purse is “endless” and that things can become lost inside of it. I can’t help but carry everything that I deem essential; I need all sorts of supplies for school, shopping, and going out. Besides my stack of coupons, my wallet, and my phone, what are the other things that I can’t leave home without? Well…

 1. U by Kotex CleanWear Pads – I stash these awesome feminine products in one of the several zippered pockets inside my purse. I have been using Kotex since I started my period years and years ago. I haven’t found any other brand that can come close in terms of coverage, comfort, and style. These U by Kotex pads have a 3D Capture Core that quickly attracts and locks in wetness. They aren’t scented, and they come in the cutest, discreet little colorful packaging. I started buying these initially because I was attracted to the design! The packaging and the pad are both super slim. U by Koten CleanWear Pads have a unique shape that decreases bunching and increases comfort and long-lasting protection. I always throw a bunch of these in my purse so that I am prepared, and so that I can share the love with my friends!

2. Kleenex Slim Packs – Who doesn’t love Kleenex? In my opinion, they have the softest tissues around! I love the Slim Pack especially, because it is easy to fit in my bag and is very convenient for being on-the-go. I use my Kleenex from the Slim Pack for my fall-induced allergies and to clean up any messes that I might make throughout the day.

3. ChapStick Hydration Lock – This new formula from ChapStick is amazing. It has two ends and can be used to both moisturize your lips (making them softer, fuller, and more youthful looking) and renew your lips (with natural butters). This is perfect for those cold days when your lips start to become chapped — it also helps me keep my lipstick on longer by serving as a base!

4. Loreal Glossy Balm – I just got this awesome lip crayon in shade “Ginger Candy”. It is a pink, coral type color that goes on smooth and leaves your lips feeling hydrated and beautiful. Unlike several different lipsticks, this Glossy Balm doesn’t leave a residue on my dry lips within 20 minutes of applying. I like to have this in my purse for touch ups, whenever I need a boost of light color or some hydration.

5. Cover Girl Glowing Nights Glosstini Nail Polish – I also just received this nail polish, in shade “Laser Light”. Lately I’ve been somewhat of a nail polish snob, but I really think Cover Girl did a great job with the texture and coverage of this polish. I don’t have too several black polishes that I love, and this one has a nice, glossy finish. It is the perfect size for your bag, in case you chip your nails on a girl’s night out and need a touch up!

Right now, you can purchase U by Kotex pads or tampons from Walmart and get a Kleenex Slim Pack for free! Make sure you look for the special packages (the Kleenex are sitting on top).

If you want to add Kleenex Slim Packs and U by Kotex products to your handbag this fall, you’re in luck! Right now, you can grab a coupon to save on Kleenex and U by Kotex products. I’ll let you in on a secret — the more times you share the coupons via social media outlets such as Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook, the higher the value of your coupon becomes (for up to $1 off Kleenex products and $1.50 off U by Kotex products)! If you take these coupons to Walmart, you will really save, because you can’t beat their prices.


Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set Review & Giveaway!

Vizeri Beauty

 Vizeri Beauty is a company based out of Nashville, TN, that specializes in manufacturing professional-grade hair products. Vizeri Beauty uses high quality ingredients which can compete with leading brands. Unlike other companies, Vizeri Beauty does not dilute their products, does not test their products on animals, and uses a rich, plant-based formula. They keep up with the latest trends in hair, and only sell their products directly to consumers, so you don’t have to go through a salon or another party to make your purchase. 

Right now, Vizeri Beauty currently sells the following products:

  • Argan Oil Conditioner
  • Argan Oil Shampoo
  • 100% Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil
  • Detangling Hair Brush
  • Vented Detangling Hair Brush

 I was given the chance to review Vizeri Beauty’s Travel Size Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set, for the purpose of conducting this review. I am the type of person (as you know) that can never have too many hair products. I love getting my hands on every new formula, as my thick, unruly hair needs a lot of love and requires a lot of product-use. I had never heard of Vizeri Beauty, but I was excited to give them a try.

The Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo is a great cleanser for virtually any hair type. It is specially formulated to hydrate and moisturize dry or brittle hair, to create a softer and shinier texture. It is safe to use on curly hair, as well as extensions. It can also be used on color-treated hair or chemically-treated hair. If you have thin hair, you don’t have to worry about the oil leaving your hair greasy; there is no visible build up. The Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo does not contain harsh chemicals, nor does it contain alcohol, sulfates, sodium chlorate, or parabens. The Moroccan Argan Oil found in the Shampoo and Conditioner is infused with antioxidants and vitamins to help improve your hair’s health, from the root to the ends. It can strengthen the shaft of the hair, and put an end to unruly frizz. The Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo contains the following ingredients:

Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Glycol, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Glycol Stearate, Silicone Quaternium-16, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10, Hydroxpropyldimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, PEG-55, Propylene Glycol Oleate, Undeceth-11, Butyloctanol, Undeceth-5, Polyquarternium-59, Butylene Glycol, Methyisothiazolinone, Orange 4/Cl 15510, Red 40/Cl 16045, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, MAS-ARS

The Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Conditioner has the same great attributes as the shampoo; it too can be used on any hair type. Its nutrients will leave your hair feeling stronger, more moisturized, and healthier after each use. It is effective as a UV-protectant and a free-radical neutralizer. It helps to detangle knotted hair, but does not weigh your hair down or leave a residue after rinsing. It is recommended that you use the conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo to see the best results. The conditioner also does not have any harsh chemicals such as parabens or sulfates. It contains the following ingredients:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Chamomilia Recutita Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogen Schoenanthus Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Salvia Officinales Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamellis Virginiana Extract, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-10, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PEG-90M, Citric Acid, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylcholorisothiazolinone, Red 40/Cl 16035, Orange 4/Cl 15510, MAC-ARC

 Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate,
Sodium Glycol, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Glycol Stearate, Silicone
Quaternium-16, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate,
Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10, Hydroxpropyldimonium Chloride, ButFragrance,
Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, PEG-55,
Propylene Glycol Oleate, Undeceth-11, Butyloctanol, Undeceth-5,
Polyquarternium-59, Butylene Glycol, Methyisothiazolinone, Orange 4/Cl 15510, Red 40/Cl 16045, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, MAS-ARS

You can purchase the 32 ounce Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo for $39.77 and the Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Conditioner for $49.97. You can purchase an 8-oz set of the shampoo and conditioner for $39.97, and the 2-oz travel set for just $9.97. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, Vizeri Beauty offers a “Better Than Money Back” Guarantee that is good for a full refund in 60-days time. With each purchase, you will also receive a free EBook on Hair Care.

Overall, I really liked the quality of the Vizeri Beauty Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. The travel-sized bottles would make a great purchase before any road trip or vacation, to stick in your bags. Each bottle gave me enough to do about three showers, but I have very thick hair, so you can probably get more use out of the containers if you have thinner or shorter hair. They come in convenient snap-top bottles and NOT messy foil packets. Their scent is very refreshing — a light citrus smell which reminds me of Creamsicles. I found that they were very easy to wash out, and did not leave my hair feeling heavy or leave remnants of product. My hair did not feel greasy or oil afterwards, but very soft and more manageable. It seemed like after three uses, the Argan oil and other plant-based ingredients were starting to mend some of my split ends, and starting to strengthen the roots of my hair. This did feel like a high-end conditioner, which surprised me since you do not have to buy it from a salon or a store like Sally Beauty. The only thing that might stop me from buying this product is the price, as I feel like the 32 oz bottles are a little steep, but again, they may last a lot longer for someone with less hair. I think the travel-sized kit would make a great stocking stuffer!

Interested in learning more about Vizeri Beauty? Check out the links below:

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Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment: Review

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I
recently reviewed a Bosley hair product, KMS Shampoo and Conditioner, and Tamer Foam which were distributed by Beauty
Care Choices. I received another wonderful item from
this company! If you need a recap about them, here it is:

Beauty Care Choices is a company that was started in 2004, and is based
out of Shasta, California. This company is an online distributor and
authorized retailer of professional salon products, which offers
consultations with licensed cosmetologists via phone and email. Beauty
Care Choices purchases their products directly from the manufacturer,
and most of these professional brands are not found in drugstores.

Beauty Care Choices offers a variety of products, including: hair care
(shampoo, conditioner, styling products, color, accessories, dry
shampoo, etc), skin care (body, hands, feet, face, eyes), cosmetics
(face, eyes, lips, body, makeup removing, tools and brushes), nails
(polish, remover, treatments, tools, etc), unique gifts, and
travel-sized items. They have fast delivery and hassle-free returns, as
well as free shipping on orders over $49. 

I was lucky enough to receive a 10.1 oz Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment, for the purpose of conducting this review. Since Beauty Care Choices has sent me great items in the past, I am always thrilled to review products that they carry. I can especially use leave-in treatments for my hair, due to the fact that I straighten it most days with a 450 degree flat iron. Although I haven’t colored it in a year, I plan to get a new style in the next month, which is going to involve a total color change and a lot of damage. I have some split ends and frizz here and there, especially depending on the weather and which products I have used in my hair, both in and after my shower. Leave-in conditioners can help prime my hair for future damage. 

The Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment is a salon-grade product that features a 2-phase formula (can you see the two different blue colors as separated in the above pictures?). This formula is made to be a powerful hydrator and moisturizer. It is free of parabans, salt, gluten, phthalates, and sulfates. The Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment is 100% vegan and is not tested on animals. It is great for all hair types, and offers advanced color protection for color-treated hair. It is pH-balanced and helps to equalize the pores of your hair while also locking in your color. It boosts “12 Ways” that it can perfect your hair:

  • Instantly detangles
  • Provides deep hydration
  • Equalizes hair porosity
  • Protects during thermal styling
  • Helps repair split ends
  • Protects hair color
  • Gives hair a shiny luster
  • Eliminates static electricity effects
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Effective pre-color treatment
  • Lessens the effects of chlorine
  • Hair cutting lotion for salon stylists

The Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment contains the following ingredients:

 Water, Cyclomethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Calycophyllum Spruceanum Bark Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Beholletia Excelsa Seed Extract, Simmonsdia Chinensis Seed Extract, Quiestum Arvense Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus Extract, Arinica Montana Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Oats, Hydrolyzed Cotton Seed Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Ext. Violet 2, Blue 1, BCC-12-Base

The Leave-in Treatment 2-phase formula is easy to use; all you have to do is shake the bottle to allow the two phases to come together and activate. You can mist the leave-in treatment on dry or wet hair…do not rinse, and style as needed.

You can purchase the Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment on the Beauty Care Choices website, here. The 2 oz. size is only $6.40 and the 10.1 oz size (as pictured) will cost you $13.99.  Proceeds (5%) from this leave-in treatment are donated to the City of Hope in the fight against cancer.

I cannot say enough good things about this product! The Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment smells like the best products from a hair salon. I always wished that I had something at home that could come close to the scent of the styling products that hair stylists use in salons. Now I do! It is a fresh, light smell that people will definitely compliment you on. I mist it over my hair every morning before styling, not just for the benefits of the conditioning, but also for the smell. As you can see from the pictures, I have already used a lot of the bottle, and I plan on buying more as soon as I am out. I usually like conditioning products (as long as they don’t leave my hair feeling heavy, leave residue, or have too strong of a smell), but I am happy to alternate between them. I honestly can say that I don’t think I’ll be able to find another leave-in treatment that is as good as this one. Besides using it in the morning, I also spray it over my damp hair each time I get out of the shower. It helps me detangle my hair and get the comb through more quickly, and I feel like it lessens my frizz and helps calm the damage from my flat iron when I go to straighten it after it has dried. I love the two-phase formula — I have never had a product that you have had to shake to activate before, but whatever it contains, it really works. My hair feels more hydrated and looks more luxurious and shiny.

I am so glad that Beauty Care Choices sent me the Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment when they did. I now have time to properly prepare my hair for color treatment this month (lots of blonde and bleaching), and I can feel confident that it will look less damaged than it could. I will also use this treatment to lock in my new color, to help it from fading. I really suggest this product for any hair type, if you are looking for a great conditioner that can work on your hair throughout the day, without dampening your style. It is literally a light mist, without any residue or heaviness..there is no crunch (as with certain hair sprays) and no change in your style, besides the refreshing smell!

Interested in learning more about Beauty Care Choices and the other great products that they carry? Check out the links below:

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When suits met surs

Self-help management workshops are usually a polite perk—a way of giving our local Dilberts a break from their daily tedium to schmooze and snooze. But a recent business creativity workshop broke the mould and had an audience of senior executives riveted. There wasn’t much business babble. Rather, two Carnatic musicians—Bombay Jayashri and T M Krishna—and ‘innovation coach’ R Sridhar described how the attitudes and principles that define a musician apply as much to business.

How, you may ask, would M S Subbulakshmi’s lilting voice be relevant to a sales executive’s strategy? What could a corporate CEO learn from T R Mahalingam’s flute? Can classical music offer management tips? Well, why not?

Especially in these out-of-the-box times, when management pearls have been sourced from the most unlikely places—the dabbawalas of Mumbai, the blockbuster film Lagaan, and our semi-literate but stunningly successful railway minister, who recently regaled an IIM audience on the value of “milking a cow properly”.

Indeed, if Laloo has something to offer a business manager, why not MS Subbulakshmi?

The workshop drew from the life experiences of seven maestros from the South, and distilled their work into a list of principles which were implicit in their achievements. Each of the ideas could find resonance not just in the musical context, but also in the workplace.

Take the principle of sadhana, described as “a penance that seeks to change the self…a yearning for a different state beyond mediocrity”. Each of the artistes practised intense sadhana and made sacrifices to achieve their goals. They had to take risks and suffered some discomfort. What, Mr CEO, are you willing to change about yourself to achieve your objective, is the question.

When describing the principle of sruthi, Jayashri asked the audience present to listen to the drone of the tanpura. The repetitive and mesmerising sound, she said, connected every person in the room. It connected the artiste to the audience. Connection, she pointed out, was the most important thing—the stage performer had to connect with his or her audience. Someone like Subbulakshmi connected with her audience through her spiritually uplifting music, which touched a particular chord with people and took them into their inner selves. On the other hand, percussionist Palghat Mani Iyer would use silent spaces effectively, creating anticipation followed by resolution for his audience.

Who is the equivalent of an audience in a business situation? In marketing, it is the customer; in HR, it is a current or prospective employee. In every situation, there are stakeholders, and the businessperson must learn to recognise their pulse—what do they love? What do they hate? What do they wish they had but do not have today?

Ritu refers to season, or trend and change. The maestros defined the ‘seasons’ and challenged them as well, creating new trends. Like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, who saw audience attention spans changing, and hence shortened the traditional pieces to prevent Carnatic music from dying out. Subbulakshmi saw that it was the day of the talkies and she popularised Meera bhajans by playing Meerabai in a film. She lived at a time of great nationalist fervour, and also reached out to the masses through patriotic songs.

One of the more interesting principles is nava-akaanksha or wishful thinking. An idea is never too crazy. There should be no censorship (like ‘The boss won’t like it’ or ‘It’s a terrific idea but ahead of its time’). The idea may be against the law of the land, but that’s what the maestros did. In the 1930s, the biggest complement a woman singer could get was: she sings like a man. M S Subbulakshmi changed all that. She had the guts to bring femininity into vocal performance and changed a woman’s place on stage through her unique charm.

The workshop draws from a handsome coffee-table book called Voices Within. The book, written by Bombay Jayashri and T M Krishna, along with Mythili Chandrasekar, brims over with archival pictures, and tells the stories of seven Carnatic maestros—the forces that shaped them and the spirit of achievement that guided them.

Who knows? Perhaps we may start seeing a few suits ditching their golf games and floating into the Dadar-Matunga Cultural Centre for some early morning ragas.

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Argan Alchemy: Pure Organic Argan Oil – Review!

 

Argan Alchemy is a company that is based out of both Miami, FL and North Vancouver, BC. Argan Alchemy sells high-quality, 100% organic Argan Oil that is USDA and Ecocert certified. The Argan Oil that they sell comes directly from Essaouira province of south west Morocco, and is produced by women-run cooperatives. All of their Argan Oil is considered “fair trade”, so you can purchase it with a good conscience. Purchasing this product helps improve the quality of life for Moroccan women who are part of these cooperatives.

I received one two oz bottle of Argan Alchemy’s Pure Organic Argan Oil, for the purpose of conducting this review. This product comes in a blue glass bottle with a convenient dropper for application to hair and skin. By now, you all know how much I love trying out and reporting back on different brands of hair and skin products — especially oils..they are all the rave right now! I feel like they are one of the few types of products that can really help soften my skin throughout the day and actually add shine that sticks in any type of weather to my dry hair.

Argan Alchemy’s Argan Oil is sourced from the kernels of the Argan tree; it is cold pressed. Unlike other companies, Argan Alchemy does not add fragrances, fillers or additives to its Argan Oil — you receive only 100% natural, high-grade Moroccan Argan Oil. Their Argan Oil is packed with rich Vitamins and nutrients which are beneficial for your skin and hair. Vitamin E and Omega 3-6-9 help nourish and hydrate your skin, helping remedy a variety of different skin conditions, including: psoriasis, acne, eczema, premature aging, dryness, imbalanced tone, discoloration, lack of collagen, etc. Using Argan Oil on your skin can help improve its texture, hydration, and elasticity. It can help relieve inflammation and redness. For your hair, Argan Oil is great for nourishing and mending split ends, and improving overall texture and quality. It can help turn dry and brittle hair into shiny and sleek hair, and it is great for all hair types!

You can purchase Argan Alchemy’s Argan Oil on Amazon, here, for just $24.95; if you have Amazon Prime, you will qualify for free shipping! There is a 30-day money-back guarantee on Argan Alchemy’s Pure Organic Argan Oil, so if you are at all unsatisfied with the product, you can return it for a full refund.

I really liked Argan Alchemy’s Pure Organic Argan Oil; unlike other brands, this Argan Oil came in a fancy glass bottle with a dropper, which I felt was a much better application tool for targeting small areas of hair or target areas on the skin. I liked that I did not have to make a mess with the oil in I order to apply it. I put it on my split ends primarily, and a little went a LONG way. If you have very thin hair that is prone to becoming greasy, make sure you use a very miniscule amount of product (this bottle will last you forever!), to avoid that “I haven’t showered” look. In my hair I can use a little more, because it is thick and resistant to becoming oily. I rub a little into my palms and do a quick swipe over the sides and back of my hair, as well as massaging a dime-sized amount into the ends. I like that Argan Alchemy doesn’t add anything to their Argan Oil — although I would prefer to have a light fragrance, it is nice to have a chemical-free formula and it is definitely better than having something that doesn’t smell good, or is too strong. I think this oil adds just the right amount of shine. As far as my skin goes, Argan Alchemy makes it visibly smoother right away, and a lot softer. I do feel like it doesn’t absorb as well into my skin as it does my hair, so just beware of this – you will have a sleek and slightly oily texture.

Interested in learning more about Argan Alchemy? Check out the links below:

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Dental Practice For Sale

California Dental Practice For Sale
San Francisco, CA
Asking $1,189,000
Ref# D804

Established in 1984, this growing and high-grossing Dental practice is now available for sale as the owner is ready to pursue a brand-new business endeavor. The practice is largely referral-based and optimized office space. Once inside the office, you will find a spacious reception area, waiting room (seats 8), doctor’s office, ops (6 fully-equipped), consultation room, staff lounge, business office, laboratory, sterilization room, restrooms and 12 areas for storage. Additionally, there are 14 networked computers, 2 digital X-Rays and 5 lntra-oral cameras. All equipment is in good condition and is ready for immediate operation. The practice is inside a suite of a high-rise professional/medical building which is conveniently located on a main street. Considerable potential for expansion is
readily available and the patient base consists mostly of educated patients that frequently choose to receive ideal dental treatment.

GROSS INCOME
2014 = $1,563,053*
*Annualized [Jan-May $651,2723
2013 = $1,291,803
2012 = $1,109,860
2011 = $1,172,717

100% Financing Available

Please Contact ProMed Financial, Inc. For More Information
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Nordic Naturals: Ultimate Omega Review + Giveaway

Nordic Naturals is a company based out of Watsonville, California, that specializes in manufacturing and distributing different varieties of fish-oil containing products. Founder Joar Opheim, a native of Norway, found that supplements rich in Omega-3 and quality fish oil were lacking in the United States. Working with a team, Opheim was able to develop “several patented fish oil technologies”, including superior forms of taste, absorption, and delivery. Nordic Naturals cares about providing the highest-quality fish oil in its supplements to help defeat the global Omega-3 deficiency; their products are distributed worldwide. They have a transparent business model which encourages environmental consciousness and education. Nordic Naturals is proud to offer effective formulas which are regularly featured in worldwide trials and research. 

 Nordic Naturals is one of the only companies that meets the highest purity standards for their Omega-3-containing products. They go beyond what is required of them in the United States, to adhere to the European Pharmacopoeia Standard (EPS), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Global
Organization for EPA and DHA Omega–3 (GOED). These regulations ensure that Nordic Naturals has no detectable heavy metals, dioxins, or PCBs in their products (every batch is tested). The consumer can rest easy knowing that Nordic Naturals really is the ultimate in quality when it comes to choosing a fish oil supplement.

The fish oil supplements sold by Nordic Naturals are free of harmful chemicals and are produced without excessive heat, with a multistep processing plan. They use only sustainably-sourced, wild-caught fish for their products, including Arctic Cod, Pacific Sardines, and Peruvian Anchovies. They believe in following regulated fishing procedures and in protecting marine life habitats. 

What else makes Nordic Naturals’ products so great?

Quite a few things! Their freshness levels also follow international standards, which means that you are receiving the most effective and pure product. Their fish oil has a peroxide value that is below the limit set by the EPS — the lower the peroxide value, the greater the freshness. Nordic Naturals’ products do not have harmful free radicals; they contain Vitamin E and rosemary, which enhance the freshness and test of their supplements. Many companies market their fish oil in the ethyl ester molecular form, but Nordic Naturals produces theirs in the true triglyceride form, which is absorbed up to 70% greater. The oxygen-free processing that Nordic Naturals uses to create their supplements makes them lack that fishy after-taste that many brands of fish oil supplements have. There is no smell or fishy taste — instead, Nordic Naturals puts fruit oil extracts into their soft-gel capsules and liquid, giving them a light taste. The awards that Nordic Naturals have received are many..some of them include: 2014 Superior Taste Award, 2014 VITY Award, 2014 Clean Choice Award, 2014 Delicious Living Supplement Award, 2013 Essentials Award, 2012 Foodie Award, etc. 

What can Omega-3 in fish oil do for you?

Both Omega-3 and Omega-6 are essential to many different aspects of our health. As you probably know, Omega-3 is indicated in cardiovascular health, in terms of promoting a healthy heart rhythm, and supporting healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Omega-3s are also great for improving vision, promoting back and joint health, and promoting a healthy pregnancy. Omega-3s can improve the state of your hair, skin, and nails, and can help improve the functioning of your digestive system. Healthy brain function and immune responses are also indicated by Omega-3.

I received a bottle of Nordic Naturals’ Ultimate Omega for the purpose of conducting this review. I was excited, because I have heard many great things about this company. I used to get disgusted by the thought of taking a fish oil supplement, but I know how absolutely beneficial it can be to your health in many ways, so I decided to get over it, and apply to try this product. I know that I must be deficient in Omega-3 and Omega-6, because my diet is not rich in foods that contain these fatty acids. The only seafood product that I will eat is tuna fish, and that’s only if it has enough mayo so that I can’t distinguish a fishy taste. I clearly needed this supplement!

Nordic Naturals’ Ultimate Omega comes in three sizes: a 60-count, 120-count, and 180-count bottle. It is suggested that you take two soft gels daily, with food, as directed by your healthcare professional. You can take two soft gels twice daily if you need even more support. This is Nordic Naturals most popular product, as it offers double-strength EPA and DHA (two forms of Omega-3) in fewer soft-gels. This concentrated formula can help “support healthy glucose levels, healthy lipid levels in professional athletes, bronchial health, and the body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy way”. Each serving of Ultimate Omega (2 soft gels) contains: 18 calories, 2 g of fat, and 1280 mg of Omega-3. It contains the following ingredients:

Purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, natural lemon flavor), natural lemon flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative)

You can purchase Ultimate Omega here, for just $27.95/60-count bottle, $49.95/120-count bottle, and $69.95/180-count bottle. Nordic Naturals offers discounts when you buy in bulk (10% off three bottles, 15% off six), and they also have a club that you can join, where you receive quarterly shipments and free shipping. Shipping is also free when you have an order that is $25 or greater.

As I mentioned above, I am NOT a seafood eater, and anything remotely fishy really turns my stomach, whether it is the smell or the taste. I was very wary about trying Ultimate Omega, but I knew that I was very deficient in Omega-3, and it could really help my overall health. I don’t have any specific medical conditions, but I know how important preventative health measures can be. I was really excited to find how superior Nordic Naturals’ supplements are, in terms of quality and purity. It is important to me to see these figures and data, because it makes me more comfortable to ingest something that is safe. I was drawn to the fact that Nordic Naturals has a powerful formula of Omega-3s compared to other brands, and that they claim their products do not have a fishy taste. After opening bottles from other brands, just the smell was enough to turn me off. This was not the case with Ultimate Omega. I actually thought the fruity, lemon-type scent was pretty good. (Apparently my dog thought so too, because she knocked the bottle down, tore the top off, and ate three soft-gel capsules) Although I have problems swallowing pills, these seemed to glide down fairly smoothly. I got the hint of a lemon taste, but definitely nothing fishy as an aftertaste. This alone is enough to make we want to purchase this supplement in the future. If it did have a fishy taste or smell, I wouldn’t be able to take it — now I will be able to enjoy the huge amount of benefits that Omega-3s have. I love that this supplement includes a “double whammy” of Omega3’s. I now take this twice a day (when I remember) with food. I am hoping it will help with my overall stress levels, and that it will promote healthy exercising and heart health for me. I have to add that Nordic Naturals gave me a huge, fun package full of samples of their other products, which were also pretty great! I really appreciated being able to test their other supplements. I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed, and as a future medical provider, this is definitely a supplement I would feel safe recommending to patients!

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Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser: Review and Giveaway!

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Gurin Spa is a company based out of Tustin, California, that specializes in manufacturing lifestyle and fitness products. Gurin Spa carries affordable products which can help consumers achieve healthier and more active lives. They care about providing top-notch customer service and innovative products. At Gurin Spa, you will find products such as:

  • Portable Ultrasound – for advanced pain relief
  • Face and Body Ultraclean Brush 
  • Electric Compact Dehumidifier
  • Wireless Mini Dehumidifier
  • Ceramic Flat Iron
  • Professional Rechargeable Water Flosser
  • Infrared Family Ear Thermometer
  • Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Precision Bathroom Scales
  • Steam Inhaler and Mask
  • Massage Roller
  • Otoscopes

I was lucky enough to receive a Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser for the purpose of conducting this review. I had never heard of Gurin Spa before reviewing this product, but I was excited to try an oil diffuser. I have several candles and plug-in scented warmers around the house that I have to alternate between rooms, to keep the house smelling good throughout each season. I can never have too many things that keep each room fresh, I have found. I also love aromatherapy and using all-natural, essential oils. I loved the way this product looked, combining style and effectiveness, so I had to reach out and apply. 









The Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is an innovative product that uses 2.4 million ultrasonic vibrations per second and ionizes essential oils into the air. It does this using a heat-free diffusion method. That’s right — there is no heating or burning of oils in this product. The diffuser is a cylinder shape (3 inches by 6 inches), with a pretty floral design on the outside and an included AC adapter. It is white, but offers six color LED lights which can create a customizable color scheme of blue, green, red, or white. There is a light button on the front that you press to alternate between colors. Each of these colors has a “bright” option which casts more light, and a “dim” option, which is great for nighttime, or creating an even more relaxed environment. This gives you a total of eight different modes of color/intensity that you can choose from. These different lighting options make the Gurin Spa Diffuser extremely versatile, and great for manipulating mood in a small or large space.

The Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser comes with a small bottle of lavender essential oil to get you started, which is a nice, relaxing scent. It is very easy to get the Gurin Spa Diffuser to start spurting essential-oil-containing mist into the air. All you have to do is take off the top, plastic portion of the diffuser and fill it with water (using your included measuring cup) and essential oils. Then you place the plastic portion of the diffuser back where it came from, and the diffuser will start to produce mist. According to Gurin Spa, the mist output is 15-150ml/h and covers an area of up to 120 square meters. What is really nice about Gurin Spa’s Diffuser is the fact that has a timer, with four different settings: 30, 60, 120, or 180 minutes. This is great for anyone who likes to use aromatherapy to help them sleep, but doesn’t want to worry about having to unplug burning oils, or the like. In addition to the timer, there is also a safety, “auto-off” feature that automatically shuts the diffuser off if it is getting low on water. It is a low-energy use item.

Right now, you can purchase the Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser on Amazon, here, for just $32.95; if you have Amazon Prime, shipping is free! If you are at all unhappy with your product, Gurin Spa offers a 100% money-back guarantee, so don’t be afraid to go ahead and purchase this! It makes a wonderful holiday or birthday gift for any age!

Overall, the Gurin Spa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is a great product. My favorite feature is the LED design, with eight different color/intensity options. I find myself changing the color based on the room I have the diffuser in, and which mood I am trying to convey. I love having the dim and bright settings — if I have the diffuser in the bathroom or the bedroom, I tend to go with the dim, softer light. If I have it in more wide-open spaces, I go with the bright, less “romantic” lighting. I find the lights very soothing as I am taking a bath or relaxing and starting to drift off to sleep. I think this would make an excellent night-light for a child that has trouble sleeping, or is scared of the dark. You don’t have to worry about not unplugging it because of the safety features and the timer. With oil-burners and candles, I do find myself worrying — if you forget to turn those off or blow them out, you could risk a fire. This is a much safer alternative. Lavender isn’t my favorite scent, but I do think that it helps people relax, as a general rule of thumb. I found that I had to put a ton of the lavender oil included into the diffuser to smell anything, which I found strange. When I put my own oils in (be careful, you have to make sure that they are the right kind before doing this!), I smelled them a lot more strongly, so I think it was more a matter of the oil than the diffuser itself. Still, I don’t think the diffusing properties are efficient enough to cover a very large room; I think I would prefer the Gurin Spa diffuser in smaller rooms, where the oils are more detectable. I found the diffuser very easy to use, and I would love to get more for other rooms!

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