Thursday, November 20, 2014

Zep Cleaning Products Review!

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If you're going to have people over next week for Thanksgiving you want to have a nice, clean house. That's where Zep comes in. Zep is tough, fights off germs, hard on stains, and easy to use.

I received:
- Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant
- Zep All-Around Oxy Cleaner and Degreaser

Zep's Quick Clean Disinfectant kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 5 seconds. It also kills germs that cause cold and flu viruses. You just spray it and wipe it down. I thought this one worked pretty well, but you did have to spray quite a bit of it. I cleaned my bathroom with it and it worked pretty well. I also like that it didn't have much of a smell. I love a clean house but I'm not a big fan of the clean/bleach smell.

Zep's All-Around Oxy Cleaner and Detergent is perfect for the kitchen. This one had more power. It's tough on stovetop stains and bathroom grime but also safe enough to use on delicate surfaces. The difference with this one though is you spray, wait one minute, and then rinse it off. I liked this one better because I didn't have to use as much and it was much stronger.

Overall though I did enjoy them both. I'm always down to try out some new cleaning products. Definitely check them out you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Zep's website and browse their great selection!

Holiday Gift Guide: Villa Cappelli Review!

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With the holidays just around the corner that doesn't just mean gifts but food, too. That's where Villa Cappelli comes in. Villa Cappelli is a great company that has a variety of antipasti, olive oils, and more. Whether you want some for yourself or to give as a lovely gift basket for the holidays they have you covered.

I received:
- Spaghettata
- Spicy Italian Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
- Italian Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Spaghettata is really cool, basically you can create the best pasta in 10 minutes just by adding 1 tablespoon of Spaghettata in a 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil to your pasta. It's made of simple ingredients: garlic, crushed red pepper, parsley, and salt but makes the pasta taste outstanding. Also, super easy option for people like me that are too lazy to make a sauce and/or forget to buy sauce but have tons of pasta.

Where do I get the olive oil from? That's where the Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes in. You know it's legit by the papyrus covering it. Fun fact, I got really excited because I thought it was a bottle of Chianti but alas, just oil. Still cool though! And very useful. Unlike with many "extra virgin olive oils" you find in the states, you can be sure Villa Cappelli is 100% extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed and unfiltered with nothing but freshly crushed olives as an ingredient. It went great with my salads (I'm a classic vinegar and oil dressing girl) and with the Spaghettata.

My two favorites though were the spreads. The Spicy Italian and regular Sun-Dried Tomato Spread.

You can use it on bread, bread sticks, crackers, maybe add some water to liquify it and make it a sauce. Boom, deliciousness! I actually was a big fan of the spicy one because it had a little kick to it. Both contained tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, vinegar, mint, and salt but the spicy one also had paprika and chili pepper. That's all the ingredients contained, no artificial flavors or gross bonuses, just pure, basic, deliciousness.

I loved these items just because they're made with ingredients I know, love, and can pronounce but they're still SO GOOD. They have a variety of other great items, too, like conserves (plum conserve, yum!), pasta, and ready made gift baskets. Definitely check them out! You won't be disappointed.

Buy It! Head on over to Villa Cappelli's website and browse their great selection, you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

#ClearProof Mary Kay Review from #Influenster!

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I thought by the time I reached this age I wouldn't have to worry about pimples. I thought wrong. I get pimples all the freaking time and it's so annoying. Fortunately there are some remedies that can help you get rid of those pimples and ClearProof by Mary Kay is one of them. Thanks to Influenster I got to check it out!

ClearProof is an acne system that has four steps.

The four steps are:
- Clear Proof® Clarifying Cleansing Gel, 4.5 oz. 
- Clear Proof® Blemish Control Toner, 5 fl. oz. 
- Clear Proof® Acne Treatment Gel, 1 oz. 
- Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin, 3 fl. oz.

You start washing your face with the cleansing gel. Then you dab the toner onto a cotton ball onto the problem areas of your face. You moisturize with the oil-free moisturizer. Lastly, you put the acne treatment gel over any blemishes.

I have to be honest here, I used this for a little over a week. They claim that you can see clearer skin in seven days and well...I didn't. In fact, I got bigger, more irritating pimples. It didn't dry out my skin, which is a plus, but it also didn't help it. It just made my skin break out even more.

I'm sure it works on other skins, though. But I can't say I recommend this one, unfortunately. I am going to give it more of a try though because maybe it takes a while for certain faces. If it does work, I'll re-edit this review and let you know!

Buy It! Head on over to Mary Kay's website.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Old Factory Candles Review and Giveaway!

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One of my favorite seasonal items are candles. I'm a big fan of fall, but winter and Christmastime also has a great variety of candle scents, too. They also make the perfect gifts, especially when they come in gift sets like Old Candle Factory

Old Candle Factory has a variety of three-candle gift sets and I chose their "Happy Holidays" theme.

The Happy Holidays set includes three 2 oz candles of the following:
Candy Cane
Christmas Tree

I really enjoyed these candles, they smelled so great. The Christmas Tree was a refreshing evergreen scent, the candy cane peppermint, and gingerbread smelled just like gingerbread. 

These are natural soy candles, hand poured in the USA. They contain natural soy wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils. They guarantee that the candle will burn clean, even, and true-to-scent for 20 hours.

I also liked the packaging. Each little cubby where the candle was sitting had a nice little saying like this:

I really enjoyed these candles, they really make a room smell super festive. They also make perfect little gift sets for friends and family members. Be sure to buy them on Amazon, too because they send them in perfect gift boxes like this:

Overall, these candles did not disappoint they're pretty lovely. Definitely check them out, you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Amazon and buy a gift set for yourself or for a gift!

Win It! ONE winner will win an Old Factory Candle Gift set!

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

Musselman's Giveaway Winner!

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Congrats to Janet for winning!