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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Discovering New Healthy Products With The New Hope Blogger Box

 Thanks to the New Hope Network Influencer Co-op for sending us the natural products featured in this post.

 This year has been a year of no traveling so that means I was not able to attend any conferences. In March, I was getting ready to attend a conference to discover the best new natural and healthy products. Well thanks to the pandemic, this event was canceled. So that meant so tasting and trying products like healthy snacks and healthy supplements. That meant not connecting with brands that promote a healthy lifestyle.

 I was glad that I discovered and joined the New Hope Network Influencer Co-op. As a member of the New Hope Blogger Co-Op, I will receive a quarterly “Blogger Box.” The New Hope Network hosts Natural Products Expo West and Expo East. I was super excited when my first New Hope Blogger Box arrived and I could not wait to see what new natural products that I would discover. 

 The huge box was packed with so many healthy products, from fresh and delicious snacks to new and incredible health and wellness products. I really love trying new products, especially ones that are allergy-friendly and dairy-free. 

The package included:

34 Degrees – Umami Snaps

Be Well Nutrition – Carnival Kids Protein Drink

Her Royal Hempress LLC – Absolute Glow Face Serum

Human Power of N Company – SuperGrapes® Chews

Innovix Pharma Inc. – OmegaVia Kid's Omega-3 Chewies

Nutra Food Ingredients, LLC – Collagen Coffee+ Coconut MCT Individual Packs

Youtheory – Immune+ Daily Wellness

Zubiate Foods – ZUBI'S Organic Queso de Jalapeño; Crema de Jalapeño; ZUBI'S Salsa

 The first thing that I did after taking all the goodies out of the box was to check for allergens. Since I have many food allergies like dairy, soy protein, and mushrooms, it is important to look at the ingredients of everything that I eat. If I eat anything with these ingredients, I will have asthma problems. Chemical fragrances also trigger my asthma so I was glad that these products were made with safe ingredients.

 I was happy that all but one of the food items were dairy-free so I could enjoy them all. The Carnival Kids Protein drink had milk in it so I had my boys taste it. Just one of the supplements had mushrooms in it so I was not able to try the Youtheory – Immune+ Daily Wellness. I am glad that the rest of my family does not have food allergies so they could use the Youtheory this winter for immune support.

 I immediately had to open up the bag of 34 Degrees – Umami Snaps as they sounded so delicious. These baked chickpea snacks were crispy and delicious. The seasoning was also delicious and tasted of garlic and soy sauce. They were dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.

 So I knew that the Zubiate Foods – ZUBI'S Organic Queso de Jalapeño; Crema de Jalapeño; ZUBI'S Salsa would be a perfect match for the chickpea snaps. I loved the small-batch jars that would be perfect for traveling. Since discovering my dairy allergy, I have not been able to enjoy queso and I was excited to try this queso as it was vegan as well as the other dips. The queso was mild and the salsa had a nice spicy flavor. The Crema was too spicy for my liking so I will use that one in recipes.

 I was excited to try the Nutra Food Ingredients, LLC – Collagen Coffee+ Coconut MCT Individual Packs as I love coffee and one with collagen is even better. This Coffee was so easy to make and had a creaminess to it. I usually add almond milk to my coffee but with the collagen and coconut MCT, I had no need to do that. I did stevia to it for a bit of extra sweetness.

The Her Royal Hempress LLC – Absolute Glow Face Serum came in a pretty bottle and I liked that this vegan serum was thick and not runny like most face serums. It also had a nice light scent that did not trigger my asthma.

 The Human Power of N Company – SuperGrapes® Chews had a delicious grape flavor and I loved that they were full of anti-oxidants and could help with blood pressure. These were vegan and gluten-free.

 My son wanted to try the Innovix Pharma Inc. – OmegaVia Kid's Omega-3 Chewies with me and he said that they tasted good. This is the kid who hates taking his omega oils and other supplements so I am glad that he likes these. Such a cute kid-friendly box!

 My son also got excited when he saw the Be Well Nutrition – Carnival Kids Protein Drink as he has tried other Iconic protein drinks and loved the taste of them. I love that this chocolate protein drink is grass-fed, has 8 grams of protein, no sugar, and a serving of veggies in it. The small size is perfect for school lunches. 

 Since I have a mushroom allergy, I could not try the Youtheory – Immune+ Daily Wellness but I will add this to my husband's supplement basket. This immune supplement has vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc in it which are all great for staying well. My husband will love that they are capsules so they will be easy to swallow.

             Snow in October? Crazy weather here!

 It was super fun to explore this box of natural products. It was like I was attending a health conference. The day after I received the box, it was snowing all day which was depressing as it was still October. We usually don't get snow until December and it melts by noon. So I was glad to explore this box on a day that I was stuck in the house. I loved discovering new healthy products that are made with natural ingredients. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

StemCell Revive In Home Facial Kit Review

Can stem cells improve the look of your skin?

I received a Stemcell Revive kit to facilitate this post. 

We all want our skin to look nice, especially on our face. I think this is true for most ladies and some men. We seem to be always looking for that product that will take care of acne, dull skin, fine lines, etc. The beauty business is a big one as they market all these different creams, cleansers, and masks that promise us beautiful skin. Over the years, I have tried plenty of beauty products for my skin and I have learned a thing or two about what key ingredients that have helped my skin look nice. I have also learned that beautiful skin is more than just applying a cream to your face. The best skincare tips don't always come in the form of cream as these best skincare practices for beautiful skin involve so much more.

Beauty in the form of stem cells

 I am always curious about new beauty treatments and when a company reaches out to me to review their beauty product, I usually want to know more. I always do some research on the beauty company that is emailing me as I need to know what ingredients they use, as I try to avoid toxic chemicals on my skin. I also avoid skincare products that contain milk products as my dairy allergy causes asthma attacks. I also want to make sure that the company is not making unrealistic claims about their product.

 So when StemCell Revive reached out to me and asked me to try their at-home Stem Cell Facial kit, I liked what I read. Their Stem Cell treatment was something that I wanted to try. So I agreed to check out The StemCell Revive Kit to see if it could help make my skin look younger. While I already do healthy things to keep the wrinkles away, my skin needed some help. 

 With everyone home, due to the lung virus pandemic, and not leaving the house much, my beauty routine has suffered. The photo above is before I used the Stemcell Revive kit and I have no makeup on. I think that my face is saggy and dull. Since I am not wearing makeup, I am not using my face creams in the morning. It is funny how a change in routine can affect your skin. So I want to revive my skin back to a healthier state and I hope that StemCell Revive will do just that. 

Highly-concentrated stem cell serum targets skin conditions with amazing success

 StemCell Revive is an all-in-one skincare solution designed to stimulate cellular regeneration while lifting, tightening, and moisturizing facial skin. The StemCell Revive Skin Treatment Program was developed by Majara Belisle, founder of Las Vegas’s Espri Laser Med Spa. Belisle has been providing a wide range of skincare treatments to clients for many years and, in 2017, began working with non-embryonic stem cell derivatives and her own proprietary formula of all-natural peptides to develop innovative new skin rejuvenation treatments. The resulting formula and technology, StemCell Revive, brought her clients such remarkable results that Belisle partnered with leading biotechnology companies, including Amnio Technology, to further develop the product as a consumer in-home skincare kit.

What’s in the Box?

 The StemCell Revive Kit has everything you need for a complete in-home treatment. It’s easy and takes only minutes to apply. you will notice that there are three boxes inside the kit. One box includes the proprietary Intensive Allograft Skin Serum with growth factors and polypeptides. The next box holds the reusable StemCell Revive Pen to apply the serum. While the last box contains a 30-day supply of Hyaluronic Essence for daily moisturizing aftercare. I will further explain all the items in the kit with the help from the StemCell Revive website.

Intensive Allograft Skin Serum

The Intensive Allograft Skin Serum is derived from the amniotic layer of placental tissue. I know that stem cells from placenta tissue had me concerned about unborn babies being harmed but the company gets the stem cells from donors. The stem cells and other ingredients in the serum are derived from the amniotic layer of placental tissue donated by mothers and fathers after live full-term Cesarean births. No fetuses, babies, or mothers are harmed. The placental tissue (which is normally discarded by hospitals) is collected by a tissue procurement bank that follows all guidelines established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). 

This Intensive Allograft Skin Serum contains a rich mix of growth factors, proteins, and cytokines such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), and Interleukin-10 (IL-10). These growth factors, essential for fetal growth and development, signal cells to reduce chronic inflammation and promote regeneration and repair of damaged or degenerated tissue.

The StemCell Revive Pen

The StemCell Revive Pen employs nanotechnology to apply the Intensive Allograft Skin Serum to the skin. The Pen’s oscillating cartridge creates microscopic channels in the epidermis while it simultaneously delivers Intensive Allograft Skin Serum to your skin. The microscopic channels allow the solution to penetrate deeply and thoroughly. Moreover, the natural production of collagen and elastin occurs as the microscopic channels heal. These dual processes stimulate collagen production and encourage cellular growth. The Pen is rechargeable and reusable.

Hyaluronic Essence Ampoules

Each Kit includes a 30-day supply of Hyaluronic Essence Ampoules. Hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable layer that locks in moisture and boosts elasticity to give the skin a more youthful appearance. Our Hyaluronic Essence is applied by hand daily and is packaged in 30 individual ampoules to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination.

How does this kit work?

When I first looked at everything that was in the StemCell Revive In-Home Facial Kit, I was a bit overwhelmed but I was glad that the kit included a step by step instruction booklet to help me understand how to use all the items. There was also a video on the website that also explained how to apply the serum.

 I made sure to take a before photo of my face before I started the beauty treatment. That way I could see if it gave me any promising results. As with all beauty treatments, it could take some time to see noticeable results. The website said that I might see some dramatic results after 2 days of applying the serum, so I decided to take a photo 2 days after and then a week later. I like it when before and after photos show changes, especially my 6-month fitness before and after photos

 This photo was taken 2 days after the StemCell Treatment

A mini facial massage

 Applying the Intensive Allograft Skin Serum was like giving my face a mini facial massage. The cartridge holds plenty of serum and needs to be all absorbed into the skin. This process can take up to 20 minutes. So I applied the serum while watching TV. I did my treatment at night as the website said to not apply anything to your skin for two hours.

 The Hyaluronic Essence Ampoules were to be applied for the next 30 days to further improve the skin. I have used Hyaluronic before and this helps your skin absorb water. So I applied the Hyaluronic Essence Ampoules again at night time. I seem to have more time at night for my beauty treatments so that is when I choose to do them.

StemCell Revive In-Home Facial Kit targets skin conditions like

√ Wrinkles

√ Dry Skin

√ Scars

√ Skin Spots

√ Aging Skin

√ Discoloration

StemCell Revive provides a safe, natural, and healthy solution for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, scars, and other unwanted signs of aging. Suitable for all skin types. All of the active ingredients in our serum are manufactured in the USA, 100% natural, organic, hypoallergenic, and not tested on animals.

StemCell Revive, the first in-home skin treatment kit that uses stem cell science to stimulate cellular regeneration and lift and tighten facial skin, would be a great holiday gift for anyone looking for a healthy, glowing look this holiday season.

Did the StemCell Revive work?

 I took photos of my face before I used the StemCell Revive. Then I took more photos of my face after 2 days and after 2 weeks after applying the StemCell Revive. The StemCell website said that I would see some results after two days but that it may take longer. I really am not sure if the skin on my face changed in those two days. When I looked at the photos that I took after 2 weeks, I began to notice that the fine lines were not as deep. I also noticed that my skin seemed to be smoother and the area under my eyes was not as dark. 

 I will continue to use the 30-day supply of Hyaluronic Essence and will update this post with my 30-day photo of my face. What I like about this facial care kit is the fact that it was simpler to use when compared to other facial devices. I only had to use the StemCell Revive Pen once. The Hyaluronic Essence was easy to apply every night too. I have used facial devices that required me to use a device for 15 minutes ~ 3 times a week and the StemCell did not make me do that. This facial device is costly when compared to using anti-aging creams but way cheaper than salon facial treatments. It is also hard to replicate my face position for each photo but when I study my photos, I do see my skin improving. I think with each facial device that I review, they help keep my face young looking. It is also other healthy things that I do like exercise and eating healthy that keeps my skin looking nice. So look at the photos of my face and then check out the StemCell Revive website ~ https://stemcellrevive.com/ for more information. 

 This photo was taken 2 weeks after the StemCell Treatment

Here are the before photos of my face

Here are the photos of my face after two days

Here are the photos of my after 2 weeks

Get more information about StemCell Revive

Friday, October 23, 2020

Spin Master RC Play Time Party Time

 Checking out some awesome toys with my boys

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 My boys love action toys and toys that move like RC cars. So they were excited with they got an opportunity to check out some new toys and then later show the toys to their friends. The toys that we were selected to have fun playing with were from Spin Master. The toys that the boys were super excited to check out are listed below. These would make great gifts for Christmas!

 Monster Jam Megalodon STORM 

Ninja Bots 

Air Hogs Stunt Shot 


 Right now, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the circle of friends that my boys have is small. These friends are homeschooled and their parents are following the same guidelines that I am when it comes to this crazy virus. My boys are hanging out with these friends at the local park and on occasion at their houses. The six friends are from two different families and I am glad that my boys have friends during these crazy times. 

 So my boys invited their friends to the park up the street to show them these awesome action toys. My boys knew that their friends would love to play with RC cars and Ninjas. The park was a perfect place to drive RC cars as it had plenty of space to drive cars. The Monster Jam Megalodon STORM was made to drive on many different terrains like grass, sidewalks, and even water. So it was a perfect outdoor RC Car, The Air Hogs Stunt Shot and the Ninja Bots were made more for inside but they worked fine on the concrete at the park for our party.

 My boys had fun demonstrating the toys to their friends and showing them how they work. Then they let their friends try the remote control toys. Everyone enjoying taking turns driving the RC Cars and having battles with the Ninja Bots. These were fun action toys that were made for kids of all ages. Check out the descriptions of how the toys work.

Air Hogs Stunt Shot

 Go wild indoors with Stunt Shot, the new RC from Air Hogs Super Soft! This remote control stunt vehicle is unlike any other RC, with super soft foam wheels that can drive over anything indoors without causing damage!

 I liked that this RC car had soft wheels so my boys could not damage my walls when driving them in the house. These cars were fun to bounce off the walls. This car could do wheelies and flip over. It could even go down the stairs. My boys like chasing me in the kitchen with the Air Hog RC car and I was glad that it had soft wheels that did not hurt when they drove the car to crash on my feet. The car charges with a USB cord and the remote uses 2 AAA batteries. 

Watch the Air Hogs Stunt Shot in action

Monster Jam Megalodon STORM 

The Megalodon STORM - the only remote control vehicle that can dominate water AND attack land! Drive on the water with your authentic Monster Jam truck replica. Custom performance tires will allow you to conquer any terrain – water, dirt, rock, snow, and more.

 The Megalodon was super fun to drive around the park. This remote control car could drive on the grass and rocks. Since it was fall and we live in the desert, the boys could not drive the car on water. This car was made for play as it was durable. The Megalodon STORM RC is USB rechargeable and the remote uses 2 AAA batteries.

Watch the Megalodon HUNT FOR STUNTS!

Ninja Bots

Arm your Ninja Bots by selecting your favorite weapon! Included weapons range from a battle hammer and nunchuck to a plunger and spatula. Select your weapon combination and battle style to unleash the ultimate battle. If you are victorious, your Ninja Bot will celebrate with a special victory dance. 

 The Ninja Bots were super fun to play with. These battling bots were super fun to watch as they had silly personalities and sounds. Each robot had its own set of weapons. The boys placed weapons in their robot arms and then set them behind the included shield. Once the shield was lifted the bots made funny sounds and movements as they battled each other. The battle ended with a robot tipping over and the other robot doing a victory dance. It was fun to watch these guys move. My boys had to show me how to make the ninjas make a farting noise. The Ninja Bots require 3 AAA batteries each. 

Watch the Ninja Bots in action

 My boys had a lot of fun playing with the toys with their friends and agreed that they would make great Christmas presents. These toys are sold at Walmart and can be ordered online HERE ~ HERE ~ HERE

Visit https://www.spinmaster.com to learn more

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