These little pills could be the best thing you ever use

I used to be on the look-out for anything that could help me lose weight, and keep it off. I am a consultant with a company that does that wonderfully, but I thought I’d try adding these all natural weight-loss pills, Caralluma Fimbriata, when they became available to try at a discounted price.
It is an appetite suppressant made of pure Caralluma Fimbriata extract.

Here is what I liked about these pills:

  • Easy to use… You just take 2 of the 1000mg pills every day.
  • You only take them ONCE a Day
  • There are 60 capsules in the bottle, meaning you get a whole month’s supply of these bad boys
  • Suppressed my appetite
  • No nasty herby smell & taste when you take the pills
  • Made in the USA (I love buying items that are from home grown businesses)

Now, like I said… I already do a type of lifestyle diet that helps me lose weight, cuts down on the fat storage, and gives me massive amounts of energy all day long with no burn out.
I don’t plan on stopping that because it does work so well, and why mess with one of the best things that has ever happened to me?
So I honestly cannot tell you how these pills helped with those points.
I didn’t notice any added energy, but a friend of mine who was taking these pills at the same time did. She LOVES them!
I do have an issue with carbs though, and I think these pills helped a lot with blocking the carbs. I just can’t say no to them for more than 10 days…. I’m addicted. LOL 🙂
For the things I did state above, I love it! I love how it does suppress my appetite so that even though I am eating healthy foods, I’m not overloading on them like usual.
Also, when I do happen to eat some carbs, ie. bread for sandwiches, I didn’t notice the usual back-lash that I normally experiance.

I did not find any faults with these pills. They seem to work just as well as the seller stated they would.

Here is what the Schwartz Bioresearch says about the ‘Caralluma Fimbriata’:

  • MAXIMUM STRENGTH CARALLUMA FIMBRIATA: Our weight loss supplement is a 10:1 caralluma fimbriata extract manufactured with the purest ingredients, which makes it a more potent dietary supplement than other standard variants. Schwartz Bioresearch’s is a 1000mg formula manufactured with 100% natural ingredients and the highest quality manufacturing processes.

  • POWERFUL APPETITE SUPPRESSANT FOR WEIGHT LOSS: You can burn belly fat with our potent Caralluma Fimbriata 1000mg. These diet pills were recently featured on TV because they work suppressing your appetite, a fast weight loss. Your energy levels will increase too, the best way to get slim fast.

  • ALL NATURAL PROFESSIONAL USE DIET PILLS WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS: Our supplements are 100% natural and safe, with no fillers or artificial ingredients. We use only the very best, scientifically-tested ingredients.

  • FAST RESUTS FROM A WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT YOU CAN TRUST: Our pure caralluma extract can turn your weight loss experience into a truly exciting ride; one that delivers results fast.

  • MADE IN USA: Our Caralluma Fimbriata is Manufactured in the USA in a FDA-registered, state-of-the-art facility, with strict adherence to good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Every batch is third party tested to ensure the ingredients are safe, pure and potent.

My take away is that this is a great product, but be careful to read everything the seller says about this product, especially all the ingredients.
I do believe that these are truly great weight-loss pills for those that want a hassle free way to lose weight without spending a lot of money. Just be sure to exercise while using them. 😉

~ Full Disclosure: This item was supplied to me at a reduced price by the seller in exchange for my honest and truthful review. I am not told what to write, nor will I remove a negative review/remark/rating if that is what I feel the product deserves. My words are my own, and this review is based upon my personal experience with this item. I also reserve the right to add to, or change my review as I continue to use the product. ~

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To Sleep On White Fluffy Cloud

I am constantly on the look-out for a top quality pillow. My husband and I both suffer from lower back pain and, sadly, the quality pillows do not last as long as we would like. The best pillow I ever had was one I bought from my Chiropractor, and unfortunately I can’t get them from him any longer.
So my search continued….
And then, the opportunity came to buy the Zen Bamboo® Hypoallergenic Memory Foam Pillow in a king size. It is a shredded Memory-Foam pillow of top hotel quality that comes with a ‘Bamboo Removable Cover’.

Here is why I LOVE this pillow:

  • Easy to use (Seriously… you just put a pillow covering over it if you want, or use it as it)
  • Made with excellent materials
  • I LOVE big pillows!!!
  • It feels like your sleeping on a cloud!!!
  • TOTAL relaxation with this pillow!
  • Eliminated any stress I had to my neck, shoulders, and back
  • It stays a cool temperature
  • It’s contoured so that it fits your head PERFECTLY!
  • Made with shredded memory foam…. I seriously want to kiss the person that came up with this stuff.
  • It’s machine washable … AND… It doesn’t lose its shape afterwards!!!

 

I had the flu recently, a doozy of one, and I had the most horrendous headache, chills followed the sweats, my whole body ached like it was one big bruise … but this pillow … This fabulous, amazing pillow helped ease the tension I felt throughout my body when I was lying in bed because of the way it helped to support my neck and head. And the pillow stayed cool!!! It felt soooo good against my head.
Honestly, I can’t wait at the end of the day to lay down in bed because of the way it feels.
I did not find any faults with this fabulous, amazing, wonderful pillow.
Can you tell I love this pillow?

Here is what the Zen Bamboo® says about the ‘Zen Bamboo® Pillow’:

  • TOP-NOTCH FABRIC: 60% Microfiber and 40% Bamboo from Rayon
  • ULTIMATE LUXURY – Get ready for the best sleep of your life! The Zen Bamboo® Pillow is crafted in premium memory foam, providing you with peaceful slumber and extreme luxury. It offers gentle support that eliminates pressure and allows your muscles to fully relax, relieving neck, back and shoulder pain.
  • STAYS COOL & COMFORTABLE -Using breathable material that allows for increased airflow, you will be cool and comfortable throughout the night! It won’t trap any heat allowing you to sleep deeper with less interruption.
  • CONTOURED DESIGN – Our contoured design cradles and conforms to your head perfectly and comfortably. And rest assured that our pillow will never flatten! It is perfect for all sleeping positions: side, back, and stomach!
  • HYPOALLERGENIC & DUST MITE RESISTANT- Our premium pillow helps to ease to asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions by blocking allergens and dust mites while you sleep! Plus, it is MACHINE WASHABLE.

But in all honesty, ,y take away is that this is a great product, but (as always) be careful to read everything the seller says about this product. They do offer a guarantee, but I doubt you’ll ever need it.

This pillow will change the way you sleep. Seriously… if I had the money right now to buy everyone I know one of these pillows, I would.

~ Full Disclosure: This item was supplied to me at a reduced price by the seller in exchange for my honest and truthful review. I am not told what to write, nor will I remove a negative review/remark/rating if that is what I feel the product deserves. My words are my own, and this review is based upon my personal experience with this item. I also reserve the right to add to, or change my review as I continue to use the product. ~

Do You Use an Hair Mask?

Personally, I think I’ve used a hair mask perhaps 5 times in my life. I didn’t like how they felt, and I honestly didn’t see a benefit of using them.
Of course up until recently, like 4 yrs ago, I didn’t really see the point in doing all that “girly” stuff with my hair. Why did it matter what my hair looked like if I was just going to pull it back in a pony tail, or up in a hair clip?

Nothing… That’s what mattered… I had more important things to do than worry about my hair.

Now… However, I do have an opinion on my hair and how it looks. (I’d better.. I do sell hair accessories after all!) My hair may still end up in ponytails, or pulled up in a messy bun, but the majority of the time it is in a french roll.
And since I sell hair accessories, which make my hairstyles look awesome..IMO…, my hair has to look … well… better.
I take more care with what I put in it, and I do tend to get my hair colored and styled. We all know what can happen with frequent hair coloring though, and it’s not like my hair is as healthy as it could be. This is why I chose to try another hair mask…. LOVE IT!!!!

I’ve become part of a group on FB that reviews different products for sellers on Amazon.com. (This is a great group. LOVE the admins!) In exchange for an honest and unbiased review, I get an awesome discount on any of the products I review.*

You know me… I couldn’t lie if I wanted to. LOL
So here is my personal observations on this product, Majestic Pure’s Coconut Oil Hair Mask.

First things first, I don’t like this hair mask… I LOVE this hair mask!
I enjoy using coconut oil for various things, so that was a huge deciding factor in my even opting in to try it.

Now… What is a hair mask?
A hair mask is meant to restore moisture to your lovely locks, and you should be buying, or making, one that works with your hair type.
This is what the site says about the Coconut Oil mask I bought and am using:

  • Majestic Pure Coconut oil mask is a potent 100% natural restorative hair repair mask; made in USA in a GMP lab
  • Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, hydrating coconut Oil hair care mask helps repair damaged hair and suitable for all hair types
  • Deeply conditions, hydrates, and moisturizes hair giving it a soft silky texture and adding brilliant shine; an excellent hair care product
  • Improves Hair texture and restores & strengthens weak, damaged, and over-processed hair

Now, what does this mask REALLY do?
As the company stated, it deeply conditions, hydrates, and moisturizes the hair. As well as, improving the texture and restoring the weak and damaged hair. This leaves the hair feeling soft and silky with a brilliant shine.

Well, I have used it twice a week, for a little over a week ( meaning I’ve used it 3 times so far), and it has definitely improved the feel/texture of my hair.
My hair doesn’t feel like horse hair anymore. It feels alive, and soft. It seems to have less split ends (I honestly don’t sit there looking for them though).
To put it easily, it feels like I just got out of my stylist’s chair after she has worked her magic on my hair. It is soft and fluffy, completely amazing, and willing to stay in place.

You’re probably asking now, “But are there any Cons? What are the Pros?”
Honestly, there are only 2 cons. The price and, perhaps not a con, is that you will be left with a desire to eat something with coconuts… perhaps an Almond Joy?  Anyone have one? I could use one….

Maj-Pure-Coconut-Hair_Mask
This hair mask comes in a white plastic 8 fl oz. container with a black lid, and it can withstand being dropped!
My 7 yr old dropped it on our tiled over, cement floor and it did not shatter or break.
(Love when that happens)
It’s super easy to use. My little one helped me put it in my hair (because Mommy should look like a Princess).
Any hair type can use it, so a safe purchase for all of us. 😉
It only needs to stay on your hair for 5 min, you can go longer if you want though.
You don’t have an oily feeling left over after putting it in your hair, and any residual left on your hands can be massaged onto your elbows, or any dry spot on your skin leaving it very soft and smelling great.

So… Now you know what they say, “But what do you really think?”  Why, exactly, do I LOVE this mask????
To be short, for all the reasons above. I love the efficiency of the product, the ease of use, the packaging (Who doesn’t love something that stands up to little boys?), that I can rub it on my son’s hair every other day to prevent lice coming home from school, and the smell… I LOVE coconut! I love that they are using natural ingredients as well.
As a mother, I especially love that if I space out that I put this in my hair, I don’t have to worry about it. It will not damage my hair.

No harm, no foul. Love this product! The over-all quality is wonderful.

Now my loves, enjoy! Rejoice! Your hair woes are over.
At least the ones that this hair mask can take care of.

* I received this product at a discount rate for my honest unbiased review, all reviews are based on my honest opinion and are 100% honest after testing the product*

What could diet pills cost you?

I read an article in Yahoo! Health this afternoon that saddened me. It is an article about a young woman that took ‘slimming pills’ that she bought on-line. They contain a lethal substance, DNP, that does cause you to loose weight, BUT at the cost of your life.

“According to reports, more than 60 people worldwide have died from taking DNP, but the ingredient continues to show up in some diet pills.”

I am truly saddened by this beautiful young woman’s death. I feel sorrow for her mother, and that she should have to bury her child at such a young age. It is not something any parent of any age should have to do.

Her death is a loss not only to her family, friends, and loved ones, but it is also humanity’s loss as well. There is no telling what impact she could have had on all of our lives, but there is definitely an impact on our lives by her death. With these thoughts in mind I have two statements I’d like to make.

Firstly, I can see no reason why this beautiful girl ever thought she needed a diuretic/weight-loss supplement/slimming pill.
I hate how society has become about body shapes.
Sure, there are a lot of us that are at an unhealthy weight, but that’s still no reason to buy a pill. It definitely isn’t a reason for someone at their perfect weight, or maybe a little over, to buy one.

Secondly, there is no “quick fix” to loosing weight.
Believe me, I’ve tried more ‘diets’ than I can remember. It all comes down to body chemistry and, with a doctor, figuring out what works best with your chemical make-up.
Eating less and exercising more, and/or popping a pill is for sure NOT the way to do it.
Counting calories can be just as harmful to your body’s chemical make-up as popping one of those pills as well. ALWAYS, I can not stress this enough, ALWAYS, consult a doctor and/or a dietitian/nutritionist before starting a “diet” of any kind.

Blessings to All,
~Yaya~

I LOVE Happify!

No, seriously, I do. I just started a new track on Happify, Part 2: Examine Your Negative Thinking – “Conquer Your Negative Thoughts”, and one of my first activities was in the “Savor” category. It’s a game called “Negative Knockout”.

I lost this game of 'Negative Knockout', but I'll be back soon. ;) What would your "Negativities" be?

I lost this game of ‘Negative Knockout’, but I’ll be back soon. 😉 What would your “Negativities” be?

The first thing you do is choose a level, I chose ‘Battle at Stormy Meadows”. Then, you select 3 to 5 thoughts/worries that are troubling you, you can even write your own if you don’t like the options. Finally you use the happiness skill balls to take aim at those negatives and destroy them, leaving the meadow bright and cheery. (The game is kind of set up like “Angry Birds”, and I’m not very good at it. lol)

I chose Doubt, Sadness, Fatigue, Anxiety, and Disappointment for my first time with this activity. It’s fun and I do enjoy seeing my “negatives” go poof. 😉
Oddly enough, when you’ve made it through a few levels, and then you just can’t get that last Negative to go poof for the win….. I felt down. But, don’t despair, they give you another chance… You just have to be a better shot than me. lol

All in all though, It’s a fun game that actually can help you feel a little more in control of, empowered with, your worries and negative thoughts. I urge you to check out Happify and try a track. Play the games, and do the writing. You’ll be amazed at what one little thing each day can do to lift you up. And,Yes!!! There is an App for that too!

Blessings and Love my Dears 🙂
YaYa

Focus on the Good, Leave the Stress behind

Stress is a very common thing in our day to day lives, but when it becomes over-whelming or fills our lives in at a constant high level it becomes dangerous and often times, deadly.
When we can gleam a little off it does more good than we truly know, and it can oft’ times enable us to rid ourselves of an even more potent source of stress, “stressing about being stressed”.

The current track I’m on with Happify is Part 2: Focus on What Matters (Cope Better With Stress). I was given the assignment of writing about three things that I don’t have to worry about for the time-being, something as small as no-one is currently sick in my family to something as large as not being in a bad relationship anymore.  That gives you a lot of choices, and it can be amazing just how hard it is to list three things when you’re in a low spot.

Here are my three things –

  1. The first thing that helped to brighten my day was when the stress of not having my youngest son’s schoolbooks was relieved. School had already started and we didn’t have his books yet. I was very stressed out about it and feeling excessively anxious about not being able to do all of his classes because of lack of material. I wasn’t sleeping right and feeling like everything was falling down around me, that I couldn’t do this, that I was going to fail my son, and numerous other things. I was having mini anxiety attacks all day and unable to truly function. Seeing the UPS boxes finally arrive was a wonderful surprise that brightened my day.
  2. The second thing was that my brother is around and that when I feel I’m crumbling apart he always has a hug for me. It’s not something huge, but it’s a small gesture that means the world to me. It helps me know I’m not alone in this. We seem to forget just how important those small things are until we no longer have them, or they are the only thing that helps us stay going for just a little be longer.
  3. The last thing was a pleasant surprise and not exactly one thing. This year my eldest son has two classes that will be taught by separate teachers, and that takes a big load off my shoulders. The other part was how receptive my youngest is to all his classes, except History… not enough to fully engage him I guess. He LOVES sitting down in his desk and having his own school work, especially talking to his teacher online, or playing games for math. Those two things were truly a wonderfully pleasant surprise.

It’s amazing just how much of a load that takes off ones shoulders, to realize and count just three things you no longer have to stress, or worry about right now. They may come back later, but that’s tomorrow’s problem.
So what are three things you don’t have to worry about for the time-being?

~Blessings and Love, My Dears~

Things You’re Allowed To Do In Life

This is a wonderful post to have come across today. It’s something that I believe everyone could gleam something from.

Positive Outlooks Blog

You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. — Daniell Koepke

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Fun Summertime Contests

We all enjoy playing games of chance, from the little kid trying to win that goldfish to the big dog rollers in the VIP areas of Las Vegas casinos. I guess that is why at every carnival, town gathering, or county fair there are games of chance for all ages, and the ones that seem to always pop up for adults are the drawings for different items. I’m a sucker for these because the ones I usually see are helping pay for something, helping kids go on educational trips or a family pay for hospital fees they aren’t able to pay alone for various reasons.

Well here are a couple of fun drawings that popped up and would be extra fun for you to enter. One is to win the role of “Mystery Hostess” for a  Lilla Rose party. The other is for an item from Pampered Chef that would please the chef or baker in your family.

As the “Mystery Hostess” you would receive the perks of hosting a party and none of the hassle of actually having a party. This drawing appears to have the deadline of July 18th and the rules of the event are as stated –

The “Mystery Hostess” party does not have a Hostess yet, instead the Hostess will be drawn from the number of entries received and then will be able to enjoy the perks of being the “Hostess” without the hassle of a party.

Rules – There is a possibility for 5 entries, perhaps more.
1) 1 entry for a ‘like’ for my fb website, www.facebook.com/CSmithLillaRose
2) confirmation of attending this fb event,
3) confirmation of following me on twitter, @LRcSmithTPC
4) 1 entry for Your order
5) an added entry for each person that YOU invite & places an order.

Also, don’t miss out on this month’s awesome new flexi. 🙂 Place your orders now –
http://www.lillarose.biz/parties/5513

 

The other drawing is much closer at hand, July 9th so if you want to enter it needs to be soon.  The rules for this are quite similar to the ones stated above –

The winner for this drawing will come from the # of entries received. You have a given possibility of 4 entries, but you could easily receive 5 entries, or even more.

Rules –
1) 1 entry for a ‘like’ for my fb website, www.facebook.com/ChristinaSmithPcConsultant
2) confirmation of following me on twitter, @LRcSmithTPC
3) 1 entry for Your order
4) an added entry for each person that YOU invite & places an order
5) and of course, 1 entry for “joining” the event

Also, don’t miss out on this month’s free gift with order. 🙂 Place your orders now –
http://new.pamperedchef.com/pws/chrissysmith/guest-landing/8877012630683

 

So, these are two contests I’ve come across and I hope you’ll enjoy entering them 🙂 Good luck 🙂


BTW, I own some Lilla Rose flexis and I can honestly say that they DO work for ANY hair type; I have thin hair and use an x-small or small. There are some videos on the website that can help you to figure out what size flexi you need for the type of hair you have and what style you plan to put your hair in. I warn you though, these are highly addicting and oh so cute. 🙂