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Showing posts with label product review. Show all posts


some of his favorite products

a few of his favorite products

 Kirk's Castle Bar Soap $1.49/bar Since 1839 folks have been getting that clean feeling from Kirk's® Castile Bar Soap. While most bar soaps are 60% to 80% animal by-product, Kirk's Coco Hardwater Castile uses the finest coconut oil to create an original type of soap. This formula helps create the most luxurious lather and cleansing experience you'll get from a bar soap.

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Softsoap Coconut Hand Soap is designed with a fragrant coconut and ginger formula. The Softsoap Hand Soap Refill is offered in a 32-oz size. The Warm Ginger Hand Soap is infused with moisture beads to help soften hands. Softsoap Coconut Hand Soap refill in the convenient 32 oz size is the dermatologist tested and a smart choice for those who need a reliable and aromatic kitchen hand soap.
Softsoap Coconut & Warm Ginger Refill Hand Soap,
  • A tropical treat for your hands with the fresh scent of coconut and warm ginger
  • Trust the cleansing, and wow your senses
  • Infused with moisture beads to help soften hands
  • Dermatologist tested

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser - ... : Target

starts at $6.49
Clear up your acne with Neutrogena's oil-free acne wash. The pump makes it easy to dispense the liquid cleanser. This product contains salicylic acid and grapefruit extract. The pink grapefruit scent leaves your face smelling fresh, not medicinal.
  • Includes: Face Cleanser
  • Health Concern: Skin Health, Normal Skin
  • Used For: Cleansing
  • For Use On: Face
  • Product Form: Liquid
  • Capacity (volume): 6.0 Oz.
  • Health Facts: Oil-Free, Contains salicylic acid
  • Scent: Grapefruit


I have outgrown Pandora radio

In 2009, I was a fan of Pandora Radio, I lived out in the woods and the local radio was difficult to receive clearly on a radio in the house. Plus, I was into making playlist and it was the first of voting a song as never to hear from again, application.

according to the Pandora Radio "about page"

About Our Name

The name Pandora means "all gifted" in Greek. In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora received many gifts from the gods, including the gift of music, from Apollo. She was also, as we all know, very curious. Unlike those gods of old, however, we celebrate that virtue and have made it our mission to reward the musically curious among us with a never-ending experience of music discovery.

It has been my experiences that the company motto has changed, a gift is free. Pandora Radio is no longer free.
The following is the way in which I pay for my Pandora Radio
By allowing Pandora Radio to use my paid for wifi service/iphone data plan to hock their commercials; I tolerate the following. 
  • banner at the bottom of my screen
  • a page advertisement that floats over 75% of my viewing screen
  • Interrupted play for voice commercials
  • Interrupted music for mega bite eating video commercials


And now, Pandora Radio limits free listening to 40 hours a month, capped. I have moved from the woods, and live in the center of a large city. Also from 2009, the providers of music have become great playlist providers on their own. Here is San Antonio, their is a radio station for every one's personal taste, and when away from home, most of the local radio stations have an internet footprint. We also have paid service from TWC who also have many MC music playlist at the click of a remote. which btw, never has a voice or video commercial, in fact, it is a part of my Christmas celebration Nov-Jan.
As this post on my blog is submitted, the iphone app, ipad app, and book mark on my lap top, all pandora radio, gone, 

RIP, Pandora radio, it was fun while it lasted.


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Spending this weekend nesting at home
This is how I am spending my time while the hubs watches nerdy man shows on cable
Below is screen snaps of my solutions to the last hard chapter


Men's Conversation Socks
Each pair $3.99
My husband wears a standard pant/button up/tie combo daily for work. To keep his middle aged heart young he likes to wear conversation socks. He said "When I cross my legs, exposing my ankle, these socks make me smile" He reports weekly that he receives compliments on his socks. Plus, in the health care field it is nice to have a conversation starter to relax people into discussing "end of life care."

Bottom line: these socks are FUN

Below are my favorite to see him wear, top 3
Hawaii dancing girl
Palm trees

Check out old navy for complimentary men's boxers


Bumble shampoo/conditioner review

With my purchase from "magnificent mile" Chicago' Sephora, a clear bag (zip lock bag) containing samples was in the bottom of my shopping bag.
I cleaned my hair that night in the hotel with the Bb thickening shampoo followed by the conditioner.

Shampoo description: 8 oz, $24.00 US

It makes fine hair look and feel fuller, moisturizes without weight, helps seal split ends and tames flyaways.

Who: Fine, thinning, limp, flyaway hair; anyone craving fullness (color compatible).

When: Daily; followed by Thickening Conditioner.

How: Wet hair, lather in palms, massage through and rinse thoroughly (no need to repeat)

Conditioner description: 8 oz, $25.00 US

It moisturizes without weight, protects, and contains a silk powder which adheres to hair strands and separates for fullness.
Who: Fine, thinning, limp, flyaway hair; anyone craving fullness (color compatible).

When: Daily; following Thickening Shampoo.

How: Comb or work through clean, wet hair and rinse thoroughly (leave in for a minute or two).

My experience: I am going to sum this up, hated it

Why: the shampoo matted my hair. Making my foot long hair a knotted mess making a two inch matted mess of hair pressed against my scalp

The conditioner applied to the rinsed matted mess of hair did nothing to loosen the matted mess.

End result: I rinsed all the Bb product from my hair and applied my "holy grail" conditioner and 30 seconds later with my conditioner and a wide tooth comb my hair was back to its foot long length.

Bb thickening combo was a fail for me


Feb 2013 Maybelline Lash Discovery

perfect little bristles
Maybelline Lash Discovery

I own two tubes of this, one normal and the second one is waterproof (for the beach/gulf coast living)
I adore this mascara it is simply perfect for my lower lashes.


  1. mascara for your lower lash line
  2. Use on the upper lashes as a second mascara to separate lashes after you have applied a thicker mascara 
  3. Use first then apply normal water proof mascara. Maybelline Lash Discovery applies a thin layer to your lashes first to help remove water proof mascara


Feb 2013 Whole lotta Honey, makeup

whole lotta honey

click here for swatches


Richer Raisin, Whole Lotta Honey, Fuller Fig, Mega Melon

I naturally have pigmented lips so this doesn't deliver a lot of color, so for me it is basically an overpriced lip balm. I think if you have light lips it would be a nice lip color. the pay off is the same as the Revlon lip butter but the chubby stick does have more moisture, but then again it is almost 3x the price too. 


Jan 2013 product review

About ten years ago we purchased this LL Bean Leather sofa
and so far I am super impressed. It is durable, top notch leather, and can I just say, OMG, I cant get over how light weight this sofa is. It was designed by LL Bean just for apartment living and they really out did themselves on the light weight durability.  Of course, we don't have children and I will not allow anyone to sit on my sofa who is wearing jeans with metal brads that could puncture the leather.

I can not find our exact sofa on their website so here is


jan 2013 hair spray

After switching from a low humidity desert feel of Wichita Falls, TX, I had to also switch my hair spray. I use to use the tresemme hairspray and have now switched to the L'oreal elnett spray.

Bonus, the hubs likes the way it smells and it allows me to go with second day hair with zero buildup