WEIGHT GURUS SMARTPHONE CONNECTED DIGITAL BATHROOM SCALE REVIEW

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

SCALE1   I have been trying to lose weight for a trip we are going on in mid June.   I usually don’t weigh myself and rely mostly on how my clothes fit,  but as I’ve gotten older that doesn’t seem to work as well for me.   I felt that I needed a more accurate way to see how my progress is coming so I got this Weight Gurus Smartphone Connected Digital Bathroom scale for better results.  This scale is nice!!  It looks very sleek and modern and it has an extra large display. It is even backlit for even easier viewing.   I also like that you can view your weight  by using Weightless technology that  lets you track your weight by either  how much you weigh or by how much you’ve lost (e.g. -12 lbs).

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This scale also can be used along with your smartphone to track your progress.  You do not have to have a smartphone to use the scale though…it is used only if you are wanting to keep track of your weight loss where you can have access to it.  You can go to your app store and type in Weight Gurus to get this free app.   It installs in just a few moments and is very user friendly.  Click on the “weigh in” tab on your phone…step on the scale and wait for it to show your weight…..after your weight displays a bar code will pop up…you simply scan this code with your smartphone and then hit submit.   This will add that entry to your log and keep all your info together so it’s really easy to see how you are doing.

SCALE4 This is a really good way of keeping track of your long term results and it helps me to see it “in writing” so I can stay motivated!   I had never heard of a scale with this option and I think it’s a great idea.  I am very pleased with this scale and would definitely recommend it.   I love the modern look of it, the ease of using it and the smartphone app is a nice bonus too.

Product Details:

Extra-large (4.3″), extra-bright backlit display
400-lb capacity with +/- 0.1-lb resolution
Non-slip, scratch-resistant feet
Connects with iOS and Android Devices (smartphone not required for scale use)
Free Weight Gurus smartphone App (iOS and Android)
Weightless technology lets you track weight by how much you weigh (e.g. 173.4 lbs) or by how much you’ve lost (e.g. -12 lbs)
Durable tempered glass construction
4 AAA batteries required (included)
Supports up to 8 users

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using  Tomoson.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

KITCHEN GURUS GLASS TOP DIGITAL FOOD SCALE REVIEW

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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I love to cook and have been learning more and more how to cook from scratch so I wanted to get a scale for measuring my ingredients.   This glass topped digital food scale from Kitchen Gurus was a perfect choice.   It looks very modern and I love the size of the display.  It is also very simple to use and extremely accurate.  I tested the accuracy by using a nickle.  A nickle will always weigh 5 grams.  I also tested it again by using bills  (each American bill will weigh exactly 1 gram) and on both tests it was right on the money!  Now I know exactly how many peanuts are in a 1/2 ounce.

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You can choose between ounces or grams and can change from one to the other with just a simple push of the  “units”  button.   After choosing which one you need,  you can either weigh directly on top of the scale (if it’s a dry ingredient like nuts or whole berries or something like that) or you can weigh something in a bowl by first setting the empty bowl on top of the scale and then pressing the “zero” button to reset it to zero.   Then when you fill the bowl with the items you are weighing it will show you the weight of them without having to account for the weight of the bowl.

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As you can see I have the scale zero’d out in the first pic with the bowl on top.  Now I can just add what I am weighing and know the exact amount I need.  This is super handy and so much better than “eyeballing it.”   Whether you are cooking from scratch or following a restrictive diet where you need to measure your portion sizes, this is the perfect scale for you!

 

Product Description:
Easy to read 2.4″ high contrast LCD display.

Accurate
4 high precision sensors provide reliable, accurate measurements every time.
Weight loss and Diabetes Management
Let their scale assist you in tracking your special diet requirements such as calories, carbs, sugars or fat. Measure portion sizes to know what you’re really eating.

Bake By Weight
Cook like a pro, and measure ingredients perfectly every time when baking. Make your own nutrition-packed breads and foods

Hassle Free
They have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and stand by their product with a 5 year warranty.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using  Tomoson.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

WEAREVER’S BUSTER BROWN 100% COTTON DIABETIC SOCKS FOR WOMEN REVIEW

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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I received a 3 pack of these  Buster Brown Diabetic Socks for Women from  WEAREVER  and although I am not diabetic these have helped me immensely. I suffer from a neurological condition that causes my legs and especially my feet to tingle and feel numb constantly which leads to lots of painful days. My condition is very similar to Diabetic nerve pain so I wanted to try these socks to see if they would help me too.

3 I love the weight of these socks since thicker socks tend to feel very heavy on my feet sometimes. (Sometimes even having a sheet over my feet will make them “go to sleep” from the weight) These are very lightweight and feel great. I also love that they are seamless AND elastic free as this really helps my feet from becoming more tingly and/or numb which has caused me to avoid shoes and socks in general. I love Summer when I can get away with sandals but I think these socks will help a lot. I’ve only been wearing them for a couple of days but I will say that I haven’t once wanted to take them off….and trust me! That in itself is miraculous to me! When you suffer from a chronic condition such as mine anything that helps is a blessing and these are a blessing! I highly recommend them to anyone that has circulation and/0r neurological issues or anybody that would simply appreciate a wonderfully comfortable pair of socks.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

PUREX CRYSTALS DRYER SHEETS REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *CLOSED*

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I love being a Purex Insider and getting to try all of their great products!   This time they sent me their new Purex Crystal Dryer Sheets  to try out and before I even had the box all the way opened I could already smell the fantastic scent of Lavender Blossom.   I’m not usually a fan of Lavender,   but this is not the  “old lady”  lavender smell that I am used to….these smell absolutely wonderful!  To me they smell like a bouquet of fresh picked wildflowers…yet they are not too feminine to use for all of the family’s wash.

Of course these work great for softening and freshening your laundry  (as do all of Purex’s products in my opinion)   but they have many other great uses too!   I am always trying to figure out new ways to use them around the house.   One of my favorite ways is putting them inside shoes to get rid of that nasty foot sweat odor….this is especially good for kid’s shoes or shoes worn during athletic activities!   I also like to put them in my drawers to keep my  socks and other items fresh smelling.  One sheet will freshen a drawer for weeks!  Another of my favorite ways to use them is to place them inside my pillowcase.   There’s really nothing better than having a fresh smelling pillow to lay your head on and the Lavender Blossom is perfect since it is a very calming, relaxing fragrance.   There are really tons of ways you can use these.

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AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY   😀

Purex Insiders was also nice enough to give me a coupon for a FREE box to share with one lucky reader.

To be entered to win this great coupon simply comment right here on the blog (Not on Facebook) and tell me what is your favorite way to use Purex dryer Sheets. Maybe you have a totally new way to use them that you could share or you can just tell me which of the ones I mentioned is your favorite. No random comments will be accepted…the comment MUST be about Purex dryer sheets! (When you comment it will have to go to moderation so you won’t see your comment right away….but no worries…I usually get them fairly quickly)

I will number the entries as they come in and then at the end of the giveaway I will use Random Number Generator to choose the winning entry. Winner will have 24 hours to send me their address (in a PM on Facebook). If not claimed in 24 hours I will use the same entries to draw a new winner. Only one comment will count per person and you MUST be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook  to be eligible to win. This giveaway starts now and will run until Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. Central time (8:00 pm. Eastern time) Please share this with your friends too! I’m sure they would also love a chance to win! GOOD LUCK!!

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*I received this product for free from Purex Insiders but my opinions are my own and the fact that I was given the product will not affect my review.*

PUREX NO SORT DETERGENT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *CLOSED*

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As a Purex Insider they sometimes send me new products to try and this time I was sent a bottle of their new No Sort Detergent.  I was really hoping to get picked for this mission since I do a lot of laundry but seldom have many whites and I don’t much like washing little loads…..which usually mean the whites sit in the laundry hamper longer than they probably should.  How great it would be if this stuff really worked and I could just throw them all in the washer together.   So as skeptical as I was I decided to give it a try….but I will admit that I used a white t-shirt and a pair of socks that my husband didn’t care if they did turn pink….just in case….

Now the scary part…..I put the clothes in the washer…and it about killed me to put the red and the white in together I must say…..I put in the detergent and went about my business very curious as to how this would turn out…..

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They finished their cycle and I transferred them to the dryer…..being wet I couldn’t tell for sure yet if there was any color transfer but they looked pretty good…..I didn’t really notice any pink.  Hmmm….this just may work …….

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FINALLY they were dry and I could see the results….. Wow!  It worked!!  The shirt and socks are both still just as white as they were when they went in.   There is absolutely no color transfer at all!!  I am impressed and  happy that now I can just wash the clothes and not have to wait until I have enough whites for a load of their own.  Thanks Purex for a wonderfully innovative new product!!  I am a fan!

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AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!

Since Purex Insiders was also kind enough to send me some coupons for a free bottle of the new No Sort detergent I have decided to give one of them to a fan of Bella’s Blog

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To be entered to win this great coupon simply comment right here on the blog  (Not on Facebook)  and tell me what is the worst laundry mishap you have had.   Did you turn a load pink because you didn’t see the red sock hidden in the pile?  Maybe you added too much detergent and had bubbles everywhere?  Just tell me what happened….or make something up….I don’t care….just make it about laundry or Purex and I will count it 🙂  No random comments will be accepted.  (When you comment it will have to go to moderation so you won’t see your comment right away….but no worries…I usually get them fairly quickly)

I will number the entries as they come in and then at the end of the giveaway I will use Random Number Generator to choose the winning entry.  Only one comment will count per person and you must be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook to be eligible to win.  This giveaway starts now and will run until Tuesday, April 15th at 8:00 pm. Central time (9:00 pm. Eastern time)  Please share this with your friends too!  GOOD LUCK!!

*I received this product for free from Purex Insiders but my opinions are my own and the fact that I was given the product will not affect my review.*

 

CASSANI FOGLESS SHOWER MIRROR REVIEW

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

CASSANI FOGLESS SHOWER MIRROR

CASSANI  My husband shaves “blind” in the shower so I was very happy to receive this Cassani Fogless Shower Mirror to review since it worries me he will hack his face up trying to shave without looking.    He swears it saves time to shave in the shower and I have heard that it is better for getting a closer shave if you do too.   It is supposed to soften the hair more and make for a cleaner, closer shave.

We received the mirror the other day and he couldn’t wait to get it installed.   It came with very easy instructions but it said to follow them carefully so there is no chance of the mirror coming down.   So he cleaned and dried the area and then wiped it again with rubbing alcohol.   That is probably the most important part of the instructions because having it clean will help it adhere better and keep it from falling….and this is a real mirror so it would shatter if broken.  That is actually the only part that worries me.  I am confident he did everything like it suggested though so we shouldn’t have to worry.

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He then waited a few hours to make sure it was completely dry and then he tried it out.   My husband takes VERY hot showers….so hot I can’t stand it- so showering together is out LOL……but he said it never once fogged up!   He also said that it was very easy to see any spots he may have missed, which is a definite plus because before he would always find several after he got finished…you know…..shaving blind and all .  When I went into the bathroom after his shower everything was covered in steam….everything except the shaving mirror that is.   It was completely fog free.  I was shocked since the bathroom mirror was dripping with steam.  So if you are looking for a good mirror that you can use in the shower this is the one for you.

There are very few parts involved and it’s very easy to install.   It also comes with a hook you can install to hold your razor too.  This mirror works very well and looks nice too.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

PUREX “FABULOUSLY FRESH” CRYSTALS REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *ENDED*

I received this package from Purex Insiders a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to try it but I  had just finished laundry and had to wait .   I finally was able to try them out today though.   I have always been a fan of Purex laundry items and I especially love the Crystals because they leave your clothes smelling so fresh and clean for weeks.

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First off,  I have to say how awesome these smell straight from the bottle…..as soon as I opened them, the whole room smelled fabulously fresh!  They definitely named this one well.   I even like the color of the crystals and they smell as nice as they look….like a little slice of Spring.  They have a vaguely flowery smell but mostly it’s just a fresh outdoorsy scent that I think would be pleasing to most.   And they’re not too “feminine” smelling to use on all of your family’s clothes either.  I do wish they weren’t limited edition though because I do really like this scent and will miss it when it’s no longer available.   Maybe with enough feedback they will decide to keep it permanently…..I can certainly hope anyway!

 

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I used the Crystals  in a load of clothes (along with my Purex detergent and Fabric sheets of course) and they had that whole section of our house smelling wonderful.  Moving them to the dryer triggered the scent again and the dryer heat working with the scent  really made the house smell great!   They seemed to make the clothes feel softer too and that’s always a plus.  I personally love this new scent and highly recommend that you give it a try.  I haven’t had a chance to tell if this scent will last for weeks as it says,  but I do know that previous scents I have tried did last a long time, so I expect this one will also.   There is nothing better than pulling your favorite article of clothing over your head and having it smell wonderful when you do  🙂

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AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY PART 😀

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Purex gave me a few coupons and I decided to give one to a lucky fan.   For a chance to win you just have to tell me,  in the comment section below-not on Facebook,  why you need some “Fabulously Fresh” in your life…..do you have a messy baby,  smelly pet or worse….a smelly husband or wife?    Or maybe you, yourself could use a little freshening up?   Just tell me why you should be picked to win and that will be your entry.   I will begin this giveaway as soon as I post this and it will run until Monday  March 24th 2014 at 8 pm Central time.  (9 pm. Eastern).   I will give everyone’s comment an entry number and after closing the game  I will use Random Number Generator to choose a winner.   The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  If not claimed in 24 hours I will have to  pick a new winner and I really don’t want to do that so please check back to see who won so you don’t miss out if it was you!    GOOD LUCK!  Share this giveaway with a friend too please.

*Only one comment  per person.   No random comments will count-you have to answer the question to have a valid entry.   You must  also be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook to be eligible*

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(I received these products from Purex Insider in exchange for my honest opinion and the fact that they gave me these items had no influence on this review.)

SCHICK HYDRO SILK RAZOR REVIEW FOR BZZAGENT

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SATISFIED AND IMPRESSED…..

A few days ago I received a free Schick Hydro Silk razor in the mail from Bzzagent. Periodically they send me items to review in exchange for my honest opinion…so here it is…..

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I AM IMPRESSED!!

I was satisfied with my current brand of razor but I agreed to try out the new Schick Hydro Silk for Bzzagent and I am seriously impressed! Let me tell you why…..

First off, I didn’t have any shave cream so decided to try it out anyway using only soap, which usually makes me much more cautious when shaving because it leads to more nicks. I had nothing to worry about! These razors feel so smooth and silky on my legs that after a few swipes I actually stopped and ran my hand over my legs to make sure I was getting a smooth shave because it felt like I was just rubbing them……to my great surprise the area I shaved was as smooth as a baby’s butt!

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And I was able to shave FAST too….without even worrying about nicking myself. The blade design is perfect and makes it very hard to nick yourself. The build in guards work great at preventing nicks. This razor left me with a very smooth shave too! And with no shaving cream!! I absolutely love the design of these blades and will most definitely be purchasing them in the future. I highly recommend!

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This review was made possible by Bzzagent! One of my favorite product testing sites!

If you would like to join me on Bzzagent just go to my Facebook page and leave me your email (and which site you are wanting to join since I do quite a few) and I will send you an invite.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellas-Blog/503450433037112

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MAJESTICAL JEWELRY REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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I received these awesome  Tortoise Shell Earrings   from  Majestical Jewelry  for review and being the lovable person that I am, I have decided to give them to a lucky fan! They offer stunning pieces and judging by the quality of the earrings they sent me, they are very high quality!  I like these earrings too because they are so versatile….you could wear them with anything from jeans and a T-shirt to a pretty cocktail dress and I think this particular pair would fit in just about any woman’s jewelry wardrobe.  They are made very well but still have a lightweight feel to them and are not “heavy” on your ears like a lot of bigger earrings and they are the perfect size to be noticed but not overwhelming!

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Their jewelry is great for gift giving too!  Majestical Jewelry sends the jewelry in a nice decorative box and a lovely satin pouch for storage. Just right for gifting. If you visit their website, you’ll see they have a delightful variety of styles to choose from.  I challenge you to go online and browse around, compare prices, and find a couple of pieces you are simply yearning to have for yourself!

They also offer:

•Same day shipping
•Free gift packaging
•Free returns and exchanges
•Money-back guarantee
•Free shipping on orders $49.99 or more
•Accept major credit cards as well as PayPal

 

AND NOW COMES THE GIVEAWAY PART!  😀

To earn an entry to win these great earrings simply tell me in the comment section of this webpage why you would like to own these earrings OR which outfit you think they would go perfectly  with.   I will number the entries as the come in and will use Random Number Generator to choose the winner at the end of the giveaway.   The giveaway starts now and will run until Monday March 3rd at 8:00 Central Time (9 Eastern).   Random comments will not count and there is a limit of one entry per person.  Winner MUST be a fan of Bella’s Blog to be eligible!  I will announce the winner on my blog and on my Bella’s Blog Facebook page and the winner will have 24 hours to claim.  If not claimed in 24 hours I will again use Random Number Generator to choose a new winner.   GOOD LUCK!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers

DIAL VITAMIN BOOST BODY WASH REVIEW & GIVEAWAY FOR PUREX INSIDERS

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Dial body wash has been my favorite for the last few years.  I love all of the varieties and the scents they put out so I was really excited when Purex Insiders offered the new Dial Vitamin Boost lotion infused body wash for bloggers to review.   I was thrilled when I was chosen to be one of the bloggers to get to try it.  I am not disappointed!

The scent of this is wonderful…reminds me of fresh picked apples even though it says it’s kiwi…either way it smells great!  But the best part is the lotion!  It’s winter and I, like everyone I’m sure, am suffering from dry winter skin.  I usually put lotion on immediately after showing or else in a few minutes I will feel like my skin is drawing up and getting tight.   I decided to use this alone and did not put on lotion afterwards….and then I totally forgot about it altogether because my skin stayed hydrated and I didn’t even need lotion!  I’ve been using it now for a little over a week and have not touched my bottle of lotion one time.  My skin feels great!  It’s soft, smooth and smells great!  I highly recommend this product.

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Purex Insiders also gave me some coupons for FREE Dial Vitamin Burst body wash and I have decided to share one with my fans 🙂  If you would like a chance to win simply leave me a comment right here on my blog telling me why you would like to try this or what you think you would enjoy the most about it.  I will number the comments and use random number generator to choose a winner at the end of the giveaway!

This giveaway will start today,  February 20th as soon as I post this and will be open for entries until Saturday February 22nd at 8 Central (9 Eastern) Random comments will not count for the giveaway….you must tell me either why you would like to win or what you think you would like most about the body wash.  You must also be a fan of Bella’s Blog on Facebook to be eligible to win.   You can click here to join me on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellas-Blog/503450433037112

 

Leave your comment below and Good luck!

 

Good luck!