Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Green Virgin Products - Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent and Organic Moringa Oil (Giveaway)

Disclaimer: I received these natural products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Green Virgin Products
Green Virgin Products is a company where you can purchase inexpensive non-toxic products. Their main focus is to provide eco-friendly products without harmful chemicals you'll find with giant corporations.

I was sent two products - Soap Nuts Liquid and Moringa Oil.

Soap Nuts

The Soap Nuts Liquid is a laundry detergent that is made from all natural soap nuts.
  • Super concentrated
  • Non-toxic
  • Chemical-free
  • Hypoallergenic
The Soap Nuts Liquid is gentle enough to use when washing baby's clothes. I even used it on Z's cloth diapers.

The 8 fl oz bottle is enough for 120 HE Wash Loads! That's pretty amazing. Not only is it all natural, it will also last you for a while.

Moringa Oil

The Moringa Oil is 100% Certified Organic. I had never heard of Moringa Oil until I was sent it for review. I couldn't wait to try it - it's anti-aging and contains:
  • Omega acids
  • Amino acids
  • Bio-active compounds
  • Vitamins A, C, and E
  • Carotenoids
That's only a few of its benefits! Moringa Oil is used in shampoos, soaps, and moisturizers. It is even food grade meaning you can cook with it or use it as a salad dressing.

I apply the oil to my face and hair after it has been washed. I have noticed a big different in the health of my hair and skin. It has a light nutty scent but it goes away after a few minutes. If you're into beauty, this Moringa Oil should definitely be in your possession. 

Green Virgin Products is offering an exclusive 15% discount code by using SUN15OFF on your order.

One winner will receive a bottle of Soap Nuts Liquid and Moringa Oil. 
Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends 5/7.

Green Virgin Products

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

NEW Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches (Giveaway)

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

Stonyfield Organic

Stonyfield has launched a new line of delicious refrigerated yogurt pouches. There are currently 3 types of pouches for each stage of your child's life - YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKids. 

The flavors available include:
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet Potato
  • Blueberry
  • Mango
  • Pear Spinach Mango
  • Strawberry Beet Raspberry
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Strawberry

These yogurt pouches come in handy when you're running short on time. I love that they decrease the chance of a mess because children can basically drink the yogurt through the built-in straw. Stonyfield's new yogurt pouches get my approval! Z loves them as well. :)

Stonyfield does not use toxic pesticides, artificial hormones, GMOs, or antibiotics. Certified organic at its best!
  • Contains Omega-3 DHA and EPA
  • Live active cultures
  • Gluten-free
  • Protein, calcium, and Vitamin D
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • No artificial flavors

Stonyfield Yogurt

Want to have a go at winning some Stonyfield yogurt pouches? One (1) winner will have the chance to win ten (10) Stonyfield coupons redeemable for free yogurt pouches!

Open to US residents. Giveaway ends May 4, 2014.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

The Real Military Wives of Blogland

Mal Smiles

I recently spotted a new link-up for military wives and had to jump on the bandwagon. I don't see many of these link-ups nowadays and I love visiting other military spouse bloggers!

This one is called The Real Military Wives of Blogland and originates from the creative minds of Mal Smiles and The Samantha Show.

Hiccups and Sunshine

Hi, I'm Kelly. I'm 25, mommy to a toddler, and wife to my husband who serves in the Navy. My husband and I have known each other since we were 16, but we've been married for almost 2 years. Our anniversary is coming up next month!

Since becoming a couple in 2010, we've only been through one 7-month deployment. A month after he left in 2011, the devastating earthquake hit Japan and his ship was sent out to provide aid. This was probably the toughest time during the deployment. He volunteered for search and rescue so you can imagine the things he had to see. I was so worried throughout the entire time he was out there but I'm proud of him and the whole crew for doing what they did for Japan.

Operation Tomodachi

I flew out to Hawaii to meet up with him after his deployment. It was the best vacation I've ever had! I'll let the pictures do the talking:


Pearl Harbor

Lanikai Beach

Paradise Cove

Diamond Head Crater

Sunset Cruise

Ok, I don't want to flood this post with tons of pictures but I think you get it by now. :)
The best souvenir I took home from Hawaii was this:

And the rest was history!

Excited to see each other after a 3 week underway.

We are currently stationed in San Diego, CA. The only other place we've lived in was Bremerton, WA. I'm in love with California and Washington is a beautiful state.

I really have no complaints about the military life other than being far from family and friends back home (Orlando, FL). I'm thankful for the opportunities we've had and look forward to many more.

One thing I wish people knew about being a military spouse is that not all of us have professional pictures of ourselves with our husbands in their uniform. Did you notice my pictures? Seriously, I think we need to add that to our to-do list. ;)

US Navy Sailor

Have a great weekend everyone! 

PS: Don't forget to come back in May for the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Giveaway hop and enter some great giveaways! If you'd like to be part of the event, check out my post here

Military Spouse

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum

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

Belitae Organics

I started using vitamin C serum a few months ago and it has been my go-to skincare product ever since. I got the opportunity to try Belitae's FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum and have been so happy with the results!

Vitamin C Serum

About Belitae
Belitae products are made with natural and organic ingredients. Their products are not tested on animals and contain no harmful chemicals.

  • Made in the US
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Phthalate-free
  • No synthetic colors
  • No fragrances
  • No unneccesary fillers

Fresh-C Vitamin C Serum
Like magic in a bottle, it helps to restore, refine, and brighten your skin.

Belitae Organics

  • Helps protect your cells from UVA/UVB damage
  • Brightens hyperpigmentation
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

98% Natural [72% Organic Ingredients]
How to Use: Apply serum to face and neck twice daily after cleansing.

Belitae Organics

I highly recommend using vitamin C serum to care for your skin. It has helped my face heal from acne scars and redness and the fine lines under my eyes are less visible. I'm only 25 and don't need those wrinkles! ;)

Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum is available for purchase on Amazon. (affiliate link)

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

Apparoo App of the Week - Manilla

Disclaimer: Sponsored by Apparoo



Hey, whatever happened to this ‘paperless desk’ we were all supposed to have by now? The endless influx of bills can be overwhelming – and buried bills mean late fees (ahem). 

Manilla App

Manilla is a simple, secure and free way to de-clutter your desktop. It retrieves and organizes household bills, bank, credit card and healthcare accounts, travel rewards – even offline accounts like rent or babysitters. It reminds you when bills are due and files old statements so you don’t have to. So save a tree, reclaim your desk, and never pay a late fee again!  Download it here for free.

Manilla App

What is your favorite way to stay organized?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wantable Makeup Box

Disclaimer: I received a Wantable box in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Wantable Box
I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a Wantable box! Although I'm not a beauty blogger, I do love beauty products. I am a woman after all. :)

I really like that you can customize each box to your liking. You fill out a fun questionnaire regarding your loves, likes, and dislikes. Your Wantable box will only contain products that fall into your Love and Like categories. You'll receive full size products that are picked especially for you!

You can choose from 3 different subscription boxes:

  • Makeup
  • Intimates
  • Accessories

You can also make it a one-time purchase or subscribe monthly. You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time. 

April Makeup Box

Wantable Box

When I first opened the box I found a positive note that read: You're looking good, gorgeous! On the back - "If you can't say anything nice, say it in French." Clever, huh?

Wantable Box

Inside the Box

Wantable Box

Here is a list of the goodies that were in the box!

Sorme Jet Liner in Sapphire

Wantable Box

'Tini Beauty Lip Soda Plumping Lipstick in Razzle Dazzle

Wantable Box

Cailyn Cosmetics Built-In Sponge Tip Mineral Eyeshadow in Iron

Wantable Box

Liberty Republic Spellbound Nail Lacquer in Enchanted

Wantable Box
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I used a glittery polish on top for some pizzazz.

Three Custom Color Mini Pressed Powder in Warm Bronzer

Wantable Box

Hiccups and Sunshine

If you'd like to order a Wantable box or subscribe monthly, you can use my personal invite link:

Find out more about Wantable by connecting with them on

Which Wantable subscription box would you want to try?

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