May 112015
 

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derma roller 1.mm

There you have it.  Above is the Derma Roller System – a micro-needling technique used by Hollywood Stars.  I was thrilled with the opportunity of being able to try this system out and share my thoughts on it.

I’ve said it before, I’m aging, and I just don’t like it.  Though I’ve never abused my skin, I can see the difference in the tone of my skin, opposed to what it used to be 10 years ago.  I’m beginning to notice discolorations that weren’t there a year ago.  Those bother me just as much as the fine lines do.

I’ve began using Hyaluronic Acid Serums to help with keeping the aging process at bay, as much as I can, about a year ago.  Now, I’ve added the Derma Roller System to my skin routine.

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The Derma Roller System I’ve been using is offered in five different needle sizes ranging from .5mm to 2.5mm.  Each of these needle sizes are used for treating different areas of the body.

derma roller 1.mm

When making the selection as to which one I wanted to try – I thought long and hard.  I wanted one that would be able to numerous areas of the body in the event that I wanted to try an area other than my face.  That said, I didn’t want any hair regrowth happening as it’s bad enough as a woman loses estrogen as they age that hair growth gets to be a nuisance on the face.  So in looking at the chart above, also found on the Derma Roller System website, I decided to try the 1.0mm roller.

Using the Derma Roller is extremely simple and does not take a lot of time out of your day – from prep to completion – ten (10) minutes max is what was needed to complete a facial treatment.  Please note – I did not use the Peptide Mask.  I confirmed with the company that the mask was not necessary, but was informed one will get better results using it.

How to use the Derma Roller System:

I’ve included the instructions you’ll find on their website – I wanted to leave no room for err.

Preparation:

Before you begin using the Derma Roller System, wash and dry your hands and the area to be treated with soap and water thoroughly. Clean your treatment table with disinfectant and then prepare the following items:

  • Derma Roller System with needle lengths of 0.5mm or 1.0mm (included)
  • Peptide Mask (available at your local pharmacy)
  • Clean towel
  • Sunscreen/Sunblock
  • Half a glass of disinfectant: rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide (only – required once per week/treatment)

How to Apply:

1.  Roll the Derma Roller gently over the area you wish to treat 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, 4 times diagonally to the left and 4 times diagonally to the right (as illustrated below). This is more than enough to stimulate collagen and elastin formation in the skin.  Avoid using the Derma Roller on your eyelids or lips.

derma roller facial pattern instructions

2. Place one sheet of Peptide Mask on your face and leave the mask on for 10 minutes.

3. Daytime treatment only – if you are using the Derma Roller System in the daytime, apply sun protective cream to the face and neck after removing the Peptide Mask.

4. Treat only once per day, up to 5 times per week when using the Derma Roller System 0.5mm.  If you’re using the 1.0mm system, treat only once every 3 to 4 weeks.

Cleaning the Derma Roller

I cannot express enough how important it is to start with a clean slate before using the roller and the after care of the roller itself.  It’s a hygiene product – one that should not be shared with others.  After using it should be washed with hot water.  Once a week, the head should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes, in a cup 1/2 full of the disinfectant of choice.  Remove from the cup, shake it, then lie it on its side to dry.  Once dry – place it back in its case.

My Findings:

As you can see, the system is extremely easy to use.  I mastered it the first time I used it.   I can’t give you before and after pictures, as they would be misleading you.  I have a regimen that I follow nightly, using a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and restorative cream.

That said, I can tell you this:

1.  You will need to figure out how much pressure to use when doing the treatment.  My first shot at it – left a few places bleeding.  Now – you must remember that everyone’s skin is different – and just because I had this issue – doesn’t mean you will.  And, who knows – maybe I was being a bit too aggressive with the roller…so I would suggest starting out gently/lightly when rolling.

2.  Doing the treatment will leave your face red and maybe even feel like it’s stinging (that was my experience).  The redness will go away in a few hours as will the stinging.  My suggestion is to use the Derma Roller System at night before bed.

3.  I did find that hair growth was happening at a faster rate after the 5th use.  And why this would be – I have no idea but wanted to point this out.  For all I know it could be a coincidence due to my age and menopausal state.  I use Nair (facial) and find that I need to use it a bit more often.  I do not like this part, but I can live with it…I want the wrinkles/fine lines gone!

4.  A long time ago I had read that one should use a Vit. C serum after a treatment like this – so I opted to continue using the Hyaluronic Acid serum after each treatment.  I had no adverse affects in doing so.

I will continue to use the Derma Roller System.  Nothing is going to work over-night, so being realistic in giving the product a chance to work, seems to makes sense to me.  Over time I will continue to lose the key ingredients that keep the skin supple, and if by chance using the Derma Roller System will help that cause – I’m not giving it up.

Updating this post to say – after using this product for a few weeks – I noticed that there were little blood vessels that appeared on my cheeks.  I thought after stopping the treatment that I would see my cheeks go back to normal – but they didn’t.  I have stopped using the product and will not be using another.

The Derma Roller System comes with a 60-day money guarantee and can be purchased at http://www.dermarollersystem.com/.

What’s the one thing about aging you hate the most?  Have you ever tried a micro-needling system?

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May 052015
 
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CHOCOLATE A DAY Deluxe Multivitamin Review & Giveaway

A Chocolate A Day Deluxe Multivitamin – gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, non-GMO, and contains no fillers, waxes, substitute oils, or preservatives – it doesn’t get better than that!

Chocolate A Day review

Let me first start by saying – I am NOT a fan of dark chocolate. Nope. Not at all. That said, when asked if I’d like to review Chocolate A Day Deluxe Multivitamins – I decided I was going to bite the bullet and give them a whirl.

Seriously – I would be getting my vitamins and the taste of chocolate – if I liked them. I honestly didn’t think I’d like them, but would tolerate them, because I was killing two birds with one stone (eating chocolate & getting the health benefits from the vitamins and minerals).

Sometimes I just amaze myself. I’m so glad I bit that bullet and tried them. I really like them! The sad thing is, all one needs is one of these squares a day* and I want more. Yes, you read that right – I would love to open more than just one (each Chocolate A Day are individually packaged) everyday, and pop it into my mouth! I guess there’s something to the saying that one’s taste buds change every 7 years.

*Please note – you can have up to 4 of these wonderful vitamin chocolates per day – and should you be coming down with a cold – it is suggested that you do, as you’ll get 400% daily value of vitamin C, D etc.  That said, maltitol, the sweetener in this product, which can produce a laxative effect, shouldn’t kick in until about 8 pieces (800% daily value) are consumed a day.  Iron is not an issue either should you go with four pieces a day, as there is no iron in the product, in turn, there is no chance for overdose in kids.

About Chocolate A Day

Chocolate A Day contains 14 meaningful vitamins and minerals in each yummy square; including 100% daily value of 10 of them. It’s gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, non-GMO, and contains no fillers, waxes, substitute oils, or preservatives. It also contains 55% cacao so you get the great flavonoids and antioxidants. And with less than 1 net carb per square, it fits perfectly into any diet plan. This is truly a guilt-free and delicious way to take your daily multivitamin.

A Chocolate A Day Supplement Facts

chocolate a day ingredient list

 

***Did you notice this product is gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, non-GMO, and contains no fillers, waxes, substitute oils, or preservatives?***

Did you notice that there are no artificial sweeteners in this product either? I won’t put anything in my mouth that contains artificial sweeteners because of what I experienced years ago. This product contains Maltitol.

Maltitol is a natural sweetener found in chicory leaves. It has similar properties to sugar but less calories. Our Maltitol is made from grains but itself is gluten free. Similar to sweeteners like xylitol, mannitol etc, maltitol may cause a slight laxative effect so it’s not recommended to consume more than 50 gm per day—equivalent to about 12 servings of Chocolate A Day.

With there only being the 4 grams of Maltitol in the product, I did not have any laxative effect.

The other supplement that stood out to me was that the vitamin D is in the form of vitamin D3. If you don’t know anything about vitamin D supplements, you want vitamin D3. This holds especially true for those who suffer a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D3 is metabolized by the body much differently than ‘D2’, or ‘D’.

And did you notice that they have 1 carb? That’s great for diabetics. These are safe for kids too. Plus – you can bake with these!

The Chocolate A Day multivitamin was of quality when eaten. I did not notice a waxy after effect and the chocolate definitely had that bitter taste (well, what I consider bitter) for a dark chocolate. Did you know – if you’re going to eat chocolate, that dark chocolate holds the most health benefits…including aiding in preventing cavities?

Did I feel better after eating these for a couple of weeks? Well, honestly I didn’t notice a difference. That said, I would be my life that I am extremely deficient in most of these vitamins & minerals. I know that my vit. D level is very low (4 when tested which s/b in the 30-50 range).

I am going to continue on and finish the bag and perhaps might just have to buy more because I really liked them that much. The other piece to liking them – I can leave the bag at my desk without having a bottle of vitamins sitting in front of me, which just isn’t attractive. Though – I’m going to say it again – it really is hard to not open another once I have had my daily chocolate.

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Apr 142015
 


Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum review

So many factors come into play in the aging process.  The worst of them, for me, is the fact that the skin begins to lose elasticity.  The neck area ages first, followed by facial skin.  That leaves me trying beauty products like Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Actual Product Received for Reviewing

 

Knowing what we know today about products that aren’t chemical free and what they can do to us; I feel blessed that I am living during a time where a product like Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum is available.  There’s no alcohol or parabens in the product – none!  And, it’s made in an FDA-approved facility in the USA.

What is Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum, you ask?

Adeline NATURAL NUTRITION for your skin – Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains Retinol, a blend of Vitamin A for elasticity, collagen formation, and sun damage repair; Vitamin C for improved moisture, elasticity, and tone; Vitamin D to moisturize skin and promote healing; Vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection and non-greasy moisture!  Hyaluronic Acid Serum is natural.  It’s a Hyaluronic Acid Serum containing Retinol, a blend of Vitamin A for elasticity, collagen formation, and sun damage repair; Vitamin C for improved moisture, elasticity, and tone; Vitamin D to moisturize skin and promote healing; Vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection and non-greasy moisture!

Adeline Hyaluronic Serum’s Ingredients

Deionized Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Witch Hazel Extract, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, MSM, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide,Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lavender Oil, L-Arginine, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol

My Findings

I’ve been using the product for about a month now.  Some days I don’t get the recommended two applications in, but most days I do and I am seeing visible results.

It comes in an attractive, pump-powered bottle.  This leaves for airless dispensing, which in turn means that you’re not getting bacteria back into the product with each pump.

The serum is of a light consistency with an extremely light refreshing scent. Many products will dry out my skin.  The Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum has proven not to do so – nor do I have or had any skin breakouts.

One pump onto your finger goes a long way.  Two pumps does my entire face and neck area.  It’s fast drying.  I love how my skin feels after I apply the serum.  It’s soft and silky.

I feel that the product is doing it’s job especially around my eyes and on my forehead.  I feel the fine lines in those areas are a lot less noticeable.

I know it’s hydrating my skin just by the way my foundation now appears on my face after I apply it.  When I’m dehydrated (which is often and my bad) and I apply foundation, I seem to see every little nook and cranny that is on my face.  After using the serum those little nooks and crannies are not anywhere near as noticeable.

Would I recommend that others try the Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum?

Absolutely and for a couple of reasons:

Adeline Gives Back

With there being so many “like” products on the market it’s hard to make an informed decision on which product to purchase.  Given that, and how I like the way my skin looks and feels, purchasing from a company that gives back is top on my list.

Adeline gives back – “A part of every unit sold goes towards digging a well in a community with limited water resources.”

Company Guarantee

Another important factor that I take into consideration when purchasing a product is the company’s guarantee.   I don’t like to waste my money on products that don’t live up to par and Adeline sees that it’s important for consumers to like their product.  One has nothing to lose in trying the Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Here’s their Guarantee:

You’re protected by our 100% “Empty Bottle Guarantee!”

We stand behind our products 100%. If you’re not thrilled with your results, just return the bottle for a full refund… even if it’s empty!

 

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Apr 092015
 
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Gymboree Launches Hop ‘n’ Roll Playwear 

1% of Proceeds to KaBOOM


To celebrate the launch of Hop ‘n’ Roll and the power of play, Gymboree has planned the following activities from April 7 – May 31 with the goal of raising enough money to build better places to play for 10,000 deserving kids:

  • Gymboree Play & Music partners will be taking over the Gymboree Play Date page on Tumblr to include creative fun-filled playtime tips and ideas and to foster creativity and confidence. Definitely encourage your readers to check it out!
  • PBS KIDS®: Gymboree (proud sponsor of Jim Henson’s “Dinosaur Train” on PBS KIDS) will support PBS KIDS’ “Explore the Outdoors” campaign via special in-store programming on Gymboree TV, giveaways on Gymboree’s Facebook page, and participation in local PBS member station “Explore the Outdoors” events.
  • Pinterest Playdate Map: Partners and top bloggers will continue to contribute toGymboree’s Pinterest Playdate Map – an incredible resource for families to discover new and exciting places to play, whether on a trip or in their very own backyard.

KaBOOM

With every purchase of Hop ‘n’ Roll playwear, 1% of the proceeds will be donated to KaBOOM! – a national non-profit that inspires communities to support play and creates great places to play for kids in underserved communities across America. Your readers can also donate directly to KaBOOM!on top of their online or in-store Hop ‘n’ Roll purchase. Now that calls for a happy dance!

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Mar 242015
 
***Finger Click Saver received the Hop To The Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network.  No further compensation was received and all opinions are those of the reviewer.  This post may also contain affiliate links.

Hop to the Music Review & Giveaway

4 Disney Soundtrack CDs

disney hop to the music giveaway

There aren’t many people in this world who don’t like Disney in some fashion.  Heck, I’d be surprised if there was anyone that didn’t like a Disney Movie, Ice Show, book etc.  I know our family loves Disney and we were thrilled when we learned we were going to be receiving the four soundtracks from the movies – Into The Woods, Frozen, Junior Shuffle 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy to review, and give away the same Hop to the Music pack, to one of our treasured readers.

Into the Woods 2-Disc Deluxe Edition Soundtrack

Into the Woods

I’ve yet to see this movie but the soundtrack is fabulous.  The soundtrack is a two-disc set.  The first disc has 34 songs; while the second disc holds 16.  The songs are captivating and will bring you into the storyline.  Now I must see the movie!

Frozen The Songs

Frozen

My first experience with Frozen was seeing Disney On Ice Frozen.  I hadn’t been to the movie and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Well, I left the show singing Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman?.  I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Hearing the 10 songs on the soundtrack after a month after seeing the show, just brought me back to the show.

DJ Shuffle 2

Disney Jr. DJ Shuffle 2

The Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2 consists of 26 songs and 3 bonus karaoke instrumentals.  Songs from the shows Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, and Henry Hugglemonster.  Though we don’t have little ones in our home, we enjoyed listening to the soundtracks of what is “in” today.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Now, again I have not seen this movie, but most certainly want to after hearing the soundtrack consisting of 12 songs.  This soundtrack brought me back in time – way back to when I was growing up as a teen (nearly 40 yrs. ago!)  Song #1 is Hooked on a Feeling – a huge hit when I was a teen!  Song #2 is Go All the Way – another huge hit in my younger days.  In fact, 98% of the soundtrack took me back 40 yrs ago!  There’s just no going wrong with this soundtrack if you grew up in the 70’s.  Love it. Love it. Love it!  And should you not – you may just be like my teen and fall in love with songs from the past.

Purchase Now

Should you want these soundtracks now – you can purchase them at the new Disney Music Emporium. These would make a great addition to an Easter Basket, as a birthday gift, or just because gift.

Alternatively – you can take a chance at being the winner in the Hop to the Music Giveaway! Open to those in the US.

Giveaway

hop to the music giveaway

Thanks to #DisneyMusic and #Enmnetwork, one lucky winner will win the four (4) following Disney Soundtrack CDs.

Prize Pack Includes:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  • Into the Woods Soundtrack
  • Frozen The Songs
  • Dj Shuffle 2

***Winner will be sent an email and will need to respond within 24 hrs. or another winner will be selected.  Winner’s prize pack will arrive in 4 – 6 weeks after the end of the giveaway. ***

Please note: Multiple blogs are running the same giveaway, during the same time period.  If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

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What’s your favorite Disney Movie/Song?  Please share!

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Mar 132015
 

Madonna Rebel Heart Album Review

Back 25 years ago Madonna was one of my go-to cassette tapes. Yes, you read that right.  That’s the media form that was most popular back then before CD’s came out.

Material Girl, Papa Don’t Preach, Used to Be My Playground, Like a Virgin and several others were faves of mine.  My 2 year-old son used to get right into her songs too.  He was funny to watch and listen to.  He’d just get so carried away!

Here it is, the year 2015, and the iconic Madonna is still going strong.  On March 10, 2015 Madonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart was released.

Fast, upbeat songs are what you’ll hear when you listen to this album.  My favorite track is definitely Rebel Heart.  I guess I am beginning to show my age, since that one is not quite as fast-paced as the others…one I can relate to better, as well.  I see the younger generation dancing away to this album.

All About Rebel Heart

Recorded in NY, LA and London, collaborations include Mike Tyson, Chance the Rapper, Nas, Kanye, Nicki Minaj.

Several producers participated in the making of the Rebel Heart Album – Madonna, Toby Gad, Ariel Rechtshald, Ryan Tedder, DJ Dahi, Avicii, Billboard, Kayne West, Diplo, and Blood Diamonds.

Madonna recently Commented in Billboard

“Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of my personality, the rebellious renegade side of me and the romantic side of me”

 

Rebel Heart Track ListNote: This album has some explicit language and references to sex and drugs

01 “Living For Love”
02 “Devil Pray”
03 “Ghosttown”
04 “Unapologetic Bitch”
05 “Illuminati”
06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
07 “Hold Tight”
08 “Joan Of Arc”
09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
10 “HeartBreakCity”
11 “Body Shop”
12 “Holy Water”
13 “Inside Out”
14 “Wash All Over Me”
15 “Best Night”
16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)
17 “S.E.X.”
18 “Messiah”
19 “Rebel Heart”

Find Rebel Heart  on iTunes – Listen and Enjoy!

Madonna is Touring!

REBEL HEART WORLD TOUR 2015

NORTH AMERICA / PUERTO RICO:

Date – City – Venue
Aug. 29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale Mar. 9

Sept. 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 5 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico On Sale Mar. 21
Sept. 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Mar. 14
Sept. 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 28 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mar. 9

Oct. 1 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 17 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 22 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Mar. 16

Madonna on the Web & Social Media – Get Connected

Are you a Madonna fan?  What are your favorite tracks?  Will you be purchasing the Madonna Rebel Heart Album?

A FCS team member participated in the Madonna Rebel Heart album review program as a member of One2One Network.  An album was provided to review, but all opinions are those of the reviewer.
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Mar 112015
 

Be Me™ Nail Art Pens Review

Be Me™ Nail Art Pens Review

Girls. Girls. Girls.  Most just love to do their nails!  So when we came upon the product Be Me™ Nail Art Pens for reviewing – we decided these would be a fun review to share with you.

What are the Be Me™ Nail Art Pens?

BeMe™ Nail Art Pens are unique pen/brush tools allowing you to brush on a base color and then create amazing works of art with the revolutionary pen tip. Everyone can have fun creating unique designs with BeMe™. The secret is the patented design of the art tip and functionality of the plastic bottle. Gently squeeze the bottle while either dragging or drawing with the pen, this will allow you to create any type of design you desire. BeMe™ is all about individuality, creativity and fun.

be me nail art pens

be me nail art pens

At our @DisneySide Home Celebration Party we used the pens to complement the nail polish that was part of our activities kit.

 

Our thoughts on the Be Me™ Nail Art Pens

We like them!  They are easy to hold and once you get the feel for how hard you need to squeeze the pen – it’s easy to make your nail art of choice.  They come in several different color group options.  Each group includes a base coat and a pen for designing in each pen.

Our recommendation would be to make sure you use a top coat after applying the nail art.  We found that after a couple days that the design would come off as well as the polish under it.

Purchase

be me nail art pens

One can purchase the Be Me™ Nail Art Pens at Amazon.com or at myqueststore.com.  If purchasing at myqueststore.com …you can save 20% using the promo code BEME20.

FCS received the product mentioned in order to facilitate an honest review.

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Mar 032015
 

Our Visit to the Ice Castles Lincoln NH 2015 – Save with Promo Code

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Stunningly beautiful the Ice Castles Lincoln NH 2015 are.  This year the event is being held at the Hobo Railroad daily.  Use the Promo Code below to save!

We had so much fun walking about the enclosed area where you find yourself surrounded by ice everywhere.  To touch the ice was like feeling a silky smooth piece of silk.  To watch the colors change to from one color to the next was beautifying.

If you dare – or have kids – find the ice slide.  The end is like coming out of one of those enclosed water slide tubes.

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

Look above your head and you see ice spikes hanging above you.  Yes, there literally was ice everywhere!

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

As we walked about we had a lot of fun taking the ice formations and turning them into other things we saw.  Do you see a set of four formations that resemble soldiers in the picture below?

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

And then there was a what appeared to be a glass ice ball – actually several.  Naked to the eye, that’s all you could really see from where we stood – a round ice ball.  Now take a look at the picture below – this one below is special.  Do you see Olaf in that ice ball?

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

To add to your entertainment there is a guy who juggled fire sticks to music.  Very entertaining – but nothing that you’d ever catch me doing!

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

We honestly weren’t sure that we were going to make it to see the Ice Castles this year, as we had scheduled ourselves to go on three other occasions.  I was beginning to think it was an omen to go, but was quickly reminded not to think that way, and shoot for going one more time.  I’m so glad we did.

Should you like to see them for yourself – they are being held through March 14, 2015*.  You can schedule your visit and purchase your tickets online at http://icecastles.com.  Save yourself some money when you book online using the promo code “awesome ice” if that doesn’t work for you try “awesomeice” (no space between the words).

*Note that the closing date may change dependent on Mother Nature.  She’s keeping us quite cold here in NH.

 

 

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Feb 252015
 

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I love facial masks but hadn’t had one in forever.  So when the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask review opportunity came about, I had take advantage of it.  I am so glad I did!  I love this product.

adovina dead sea mud mask review

Let’s review the intricates of the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask:

  • Facial Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving Clear, Younger Complexion
  • Dead Sea Mud Quickly Reduces Acne and Pimples
  • Over 21 Minerals Present in Dead Sea Mud Mask help to keep skin healthier and act as acne treatment
  • A Facial Dead Sea Mud Mask Facial Treatment in Spas cost from $70-120. This Mask contains 30 Sessions
  • Can be Used as Spot Treatment & Blackhead Remover

Why Choose a Mud Mask and Why Adovia?

Reduce excess oils, minimize pores and experience radiant and clear skin with our Dead Sea Facial Mask. This Mud Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving a Clear, Smooth & Younger Looking Complexion. Vitamin C, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil help to prevent over drying and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

ABOUT THE ADOVIA FACIAL MASK:

The Adovia Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud Contains the Highest Concentration of Dead Sea Mud on the Market. Unlike a clay mask that requires mixing our facial mask is ready to use. Packaged in a Professional Tube – which makes it last longer than jars – one tube used once a week can last 6 Months to 1 Year! The Adovia Facial Mud Mask is used in the World’s Top Spas by Professional Estheticians for $80-$100 per Facial. – HUGE Savings

HOW IT WORKS

As the facial mud mask dries, it opens up pores and pulls out excess oils, toxins, Blackheads and Pore Clogging Pollutants. It infuses pores with a high concentration of minerals from Dead Sea mud. Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba Oil and Ginseng nourish and stimulate your skin from within – providing for a natural skin care treatment effect. Also great to use as a spot treatment for pimples, blackheads and random acne.

THE COMPANY

Adovia Mineral Skin Care has been producing skin care products for ten years with thousands of satisfied customers and a proven track record. Our skin care experts specialize in skin care products made from Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt. Our products are 100% CRUELTY FREE and Never Tested on Animals.

THEIR GUARANTEE

Buy Risk Free with our 1 YEAR 100%, Unconditional, No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee! We are so confident that you will love our skin care products that if you don’t feel that your skin looks more clear, radiant and younger after using our Dead Sea Facial Mud Mask please contact us for a complete refund.

OUR THOUGHTS:

Let’s breakdown what is at the top of this post – I would have included an image of the mask on – but I really need to learn how to take selfies!  The ones I took are atrocious!

Facial Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving Clear, Younger Complexion

When first applied, it began to dry within seconds.  I thought that there was just no way this mud mask would do anything.  As time progressed, the tightness of the mask did as well.  I could literally feel the mask tightening up my facial skin.

I kept the mask on for 20 minutes before I washed it off.  When I washed it off my hands after applying it – it easily came right off.  That said, I wasn’t too sure what to expect after leaving it on for 20 minutes. However, I was pleasantly surprised!

I splashed water on my face and it immediately began to turn to a muddy consistency.  I actually liked the feeling, so I dampened my entire face and washed my face with it like I would a facial scrub.  After doing so, I simply splashed water on my face to remove it.  Removing it was extremely easy.  I took a facecloth to my face to dry it – looking at the facecloth after I did so. I want to see if there was any residue left behind.  There wasn’t!   Five hours later – I could still feel the tightness of my facial skin!  Score!

Dead Sea Mud Quickly Reduces Acne and Pimples

The very first time I used the product I was totally amazed at how it removed 99% of these bumps that were under my eye – near the lower eye socket bone.  These bumps had been there for YEARS! I could only feel one after doing the mud mask.  Who would have ever thought?  Certainly not me, or I would have tried a product like this, years ago.

Can be Used as Spot Treatment & Blackhead Remover

So the spot where I had those bumps and where not all of them disappeared after the first treatment, I decided to try the product as a spot treatment on those.  Again, I let the product sit for 2o minutes before washing it off and much to my surprise, that one bump was gone.  Nearly 24 hrs. after these treatments – I felt the area again – it’s just so smooth.  That’s all I can say!

If you’d like to try this product for yourself – you can purchase it on their website.

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