Two Lumps Of Sugar Review

So it has been a really hard decision trying to pick what my first official review would be for Star Focal. I finally choose to do a review on Two Lumps Of Sugar. I received a Black Croc Bowler bag to review.
Now before you think that this is a purse, it is not. Although it may look like a purse, this bag is actually a cooler bag. It is insulated so you can keep drinks in it, or you can even bring your lunch with you to work in style. I hate using the typical blue cooler bags that everyone has. You either have to write your name on it, which I always mess up, or keep a close eye on it so that you don’t end up with a bag that’s not yours. Another thing that sucks about those bags is that everyone knows there’s something inside. Whether you have some drinks hidden in it, or your favorite snack, if you leave it unattended for more then a minute you always run the risk of someone stealing whats inside. With this bag you can keep your stuff cold, and everyone will think that it it your purse. I don’t think that I have ever seen a cooler bag that looks as good as this one does. Not only does it look cool, but its pretty big too. You can store a decent amount of stuff inside, which is always a plus.
Another thing this bag could be used for is a diaper bag, you could put your child’s snacks and drinks inside along with anything else you need, and it will stay cold. I know that my daughter is very picky about having her juice or water cold. If its not cold she wont drink it.
I really love my new bag! Two Lumps of Sugar has lots of other items on their site as well! If you want to find out more about their Bowler Bags, or any of their other products check them out on their website here.
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A New Beginning! Star Focal!

When I first started this blog I didn’t think I would get very far. Yet here I am! I absolutely love doing reviews, and I love sharing all these wonderful products with you guys! So I decided to take my blog to the next level. Over the next couple weeks I’m sure you will see some things changing, like post formatting, and stuff similar to that, but the biggest change is that I have my own domain now. So make sure that you bookmark www.dreampilot.net instead of amberlysonfire.blogspot.com if you type in the old address you will be redirected to Star Focal so don’t worry if you forget! I hope you will stick around to see what all I have planned! Thank you guys for all your support! I’m really excited to see where my blog goes!
My email address has also changed, If you need to contact me you can reach me at love@www.dreampilot.net
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Smoobee Review and Giveaway

How many times have you tried to brush your little girls hair only to have them scream and cry because it hurts. The makers of Smoobee must have had this same problem because they came up with the Magic No Cry Brush. I love this brush because not only is it really cute, but it has two different types of bristles. It has the bristles that are normally very rough on your scalp but can brush hair very well, and to make them not scratch your scalp it has the soft tipped bristles above the other ones. So you get the softness of the tipped bristles but the ease of the other bristles as well.
I was very excited when I got my new Smoobee! They sent me the purple Smoobee with flower gems to put on it. Yes, you can customize your Smoobee with your little girl. I had so much fun putting the gems on the brush with my little one. I just wish the gems stuck a little better because my daughter immediately took the majority of the gems back off of the brush. Otherwise they did stick pretty well, my daughter is just sticker obsessed. I really loved using this brush with my daughter, and she loves that I use it every time I brush her hair now.
You can find Smoobee and their adorable brushes along with their matching gems on their website here.
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Potty Cover Review and Giveaway

I recently received a sample of Potty Cover for a review. I’m sure all of us have used the adult toilet covers you find in public restrooms, but how many of you have used those for your children. Better yet, how many of you have taken your kids potty in a public restroom and have taken them right back out because of how disgusting it was? Well now there’s a solution to this! Potty Cover has made things easy for us by making covers for the toilet that cover the entire toilet so that you don’t have to hassle with the ones that are for adults.
So this is the Potty Cover. Looks cute right? Not only is it cute, but it really helps with those emergency public bathroom visits. Another great thing about these covers is that they come individually wrapped so that you can keep them in the diaper bag, or in your purse without worrying about them taking up too much room, or getting yucky from something spilling on them. The potty cover not only protects the toilet seat from getting yucky from misses and other mishaps, but also keeps your child from touching the actual toilet itself which is definitely a must.

I would definitely recommend Potty Cover to anyone with kids that takes them out a lot, or even if you only take them out every so often. You never know when your going to need to take your kids into a public restroom. You can find Potty Cover on their website here.

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.

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EOS- Evolution Of Smooth Review

Recently, I have come across a really awesome brand, The Evolution Of Smooth, or eos. I received eos Lip Balms as part of a review.
I loved these Lip Balms! They are extremely soft, have great flavors, and are really cool looking. My favorite out of the three I received was the Sweet Mint. It was very minty, but sweet as well. It was not too powerful either like some mint lip balms, and did not burn my chapped lips like most other brands.
eos Lip Balms are 100% natural and made with 95% Organic ingredients. They are made with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil. And is Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Petrolatum-free, and Phthalate-free.
Here’s a couple cool things I personally have noticed about eos Lip Balm. First it has a twist off top. So you don’t have to worry about the top coming off by itself, I can’t tell you how much stuff in my purse has been ruined by lip balm because its top came off. Another awesome thing about the design is that if you leave your lip balm in the car and it melts, as long as you don’t open it while it is still liquid it will still be usable because there’s no where for it to go. Most Lip balms can leak into the bottom of the container their in or into the cap and you can’t ever use it again.
The design is also really awesome because it makes it very easy to glide onto your lips. Not only is it easy to apply but it goes on clear, and stays on for a long time. I hate how most flavored lip balms have a tint in it that make your lips a funny color, and they never last long enough to help your chapped lips.
eos Lip Balm comes in 6 great flavors including Summer Fruit, Lemon Drop Spf 15, Strawberry Sorbet, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Medicated Tangerine, and Sweet Mint.
If you want to find out more about eos and their great products you can find them on their website here.
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Glass Dharma Review and Giveaway

I hate it when I’m trying to drink a smoothie or a milkshake and I can’t actually drink it because every time I suck on my straw it closes from the pressure. I always wished that there was a simple way to drink a milkshake without using a straw or waiting until it was partially melted which is never any fun. What if told you there is a better straw to use that not only helps you drink your milkshake, but is good for the environment to?

I received these glass straws from Glass Dharma as part of a review. I think their really awesome! Two of the straws have colored bumps on them and are regular sized straws. They also sent two larger straws, one of the larger straws has a bend in it just like the bendy straws a lot of us are used to drinking from. They have tons of different sizes, colors and designs, so you can get a straw to match your favorite cup.

Here is my favorite smoothie recipe to use with my Glass Dharma Straw

California Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 7 large strawberries
  • 1 (8 ounce) container lemon yogurt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Directions

  1. Place strawberries in a plastic container and freeze for about an hour.
  2. In a blender, combine frozen strawberries, yogurt and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve with your favorite Glass Dharma Straw.
You can find Glass Dharma and their straws on their website here.
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Food Should Taste Good Chips Review

I recently received chips from Food Should Taste Good as part of a review. Their chips are made from all natural ingredients and they have some really awesome flavors to choose from. Some of their flavors include Sweet Potato, Olive, Jalapeño, Lime, Cantina, The Works!, Chocolate, Blue Corn, Cheddar, White Cheddar, Toasted Sesame, Hemp, Jalapeño with Cheddar, Hatch Chile and Kettle Corn. As well as a brand NEW line of Kettle Cooked Sweet Potato Chips with 4 classic flavors: Original, Barbeque, Salt & Pepper, and Salt & Vinegar.
I personally did not care for the chips, but I don’t like corn chips. My kids really enjoyed the chips, and we set them out for a party and everyone seemed to like all the flavor options. So if you like corn chips or natural chips, these would be great for you!
If you would like more information on Food Should Taste Good and their many flavors of chips you can find them on their website here.

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Hicural Review and Giveaway

The worst thing happened to me the other day. I felt very sick and to top it all off I got the hiccups! They always seem to come at the worst time for me. Luckily I’m not as bad as my husband though, because when he gets hiccups they last for hours. No matter what we do we cant ever seem to get rid of them.
I recently was offered to try the Hicural, the Hicural is a long white stick with a square hole in the middle that is supposed to cure your hiccups. My first thought was “How in the heck is this thing supposed to cure hiccups?!” You never think something so simple could do something so big. But let me tell you, I was very glad I received this device!
So back to my story about being sick, I sat there for a good 30 minutes trying not to throw up between already not feeling good and the fact that I had hiccups. After I had gotten beyond annoyed I remembered that I had the Hicural. So I grabbed the little thing out of its box so that I can see if it really worked, which at this point I was begging for it to work! Your supposed to put the Hicural in your mouth and gently bite down on it while you slowly drink some water. And viola! You no longer have the hiccups. I couldn’t believe that it worked, but after trying it a couple more times over the last week or so I have not been let down so I must be a believer.
Another cool thing about the Hicural is that it is small enough to fit in your purse or anything else you carry with you. That way if you get the hiccups while your out and about you can get rid of your hiccups. Although I highly suggest not using it in public because you might get some funny looks from people trying to figure out why your drinking water through a stick.
If you want your own Hicural or want some information on it, you can find them one there website here.
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No Throw Review and Giveaway

So me and the hubby recently bought a new car (not brand new, but new to us) anyway, as you know we have 2 baby girls. One of our girls is still using bottles and the other is using a sippy cup. As much as I hate to do it I give them their drinks in the car. Which I am now paying for because our back seats are stained. My babies think its hilarious to throw their drinks to the floor and then cry until I pull over and hand it back to them. Thanks to No Throw I no longer have to worry about my seats getting stained or having to pull over. They have tethers that are meant for bottles but also attached to our biggest sippy cups that can attach to anything your child is sitting in, whether it be their car seat, their stroller, or anything else. They also have a Pacifier tether so that you can keep track of your babies binky. I don’t know how many times I have lost my little girls binky because she had thrown it or dropped it, and a No Throw tether would have been great to have.
These are the two colors I received:

Not only are these great to have around, but they have some really cute designs for both boys and girls. I really love my No Throws, I just wish I had heard of them before when my kids were a little younger, but I guess that’s part of the reason I started this blog. To make sure that you guys don’t miss out on really cool products!
You can find No Throws on their website here
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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

I don’t know about you, but I hate using vegetable oil or butter knowing how bad they are for me. Especially if I’m baking a treat and my kids want some of it. Brownies make me sick knowing how much oil is in them, but they taste so good! So on my search for healthier alternatives to vegetable oil and butter I found coconut oil.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Here’s a recipe that you can use Coconut oil in:

Oatmeal cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking Irish oatmeal (such as McCann’s®)
  • 1 egg, beaten (optional)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease 18 muffin cups with coconut oil.
  3. Beat coconut oil, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Beat 1 egg and vanilla extract into the coconut oil mixture.
  5. Whisk flour, baking soda, and coarse salt together in a bowl; beat into the coconut oil mixture until a dough forms.
  6. Fold oatmeal, raisins, and almonds into dough. Mix beaten egg into dough if needed for moisture.
  7. Spoon dough into prepared muffin cups to about half full.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until center is set and top is lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes.

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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