Pampers Kandoo Wipes Review and Giveaway

Potty training can be hard! Too much change in a little amount of time can sometimes make your child not want to do something that you want them to. For my daughter, one thing she loves and does not want to get rid of for the potty is wipes. Which is why I am very excited to review Pampers Kandoo Wipes for you!

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So why are Kandoo wipes better than toilet paper? Kandoo wipes are easy to use, are the size of about 2 pieces of toilet paper making it perfect for little hands, are moistened with lotion, and are flushable which is great! Another thing that I find great about this product is that my daughter knows that they are just for her when she goes potty, it makes her feel special that she gets her own wipes for the bathroom that no one else gets to use. Also, every so often she will unravel a whole roll of toilet paper, with Kandoo wipes she only pulls out one at a time so there is not as much waste which makes mommy happy!

Kandoo wipes come in two different styles: Sensitive (unscented) and Melon.They are both available in Soft Packs, Tubs and Refill packs. We received the Soft Pack but I have used the tub before and it is basically a mini version of diaper wipe containers, which is great!

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We also received a bottle of Kandoo Shampoo! The shampoo comes in the cutest little frog bottle! My daughter knew immediately that it was for her and wanted to take a bath ASAP! I opened the bottle so see if it smelled good (I am obsessed with scents) and to my surprise it smelled amazing. The scent is in between what I would expect from a child’s shampoo and what I would expect from my own shampoo. So it makes us both happy!

I was very surprised at how well it cleaned my girls hair! They both tend to get a lot of sticky stuff and who knows what else in their hair and Kandoo got it all out! It was a nice change considering I have to wash their hair several times with other brands to get the gunk out.

Kandoo offers a lot of different products like Bubble Bath, Hand Sanitizer and so much more! They carry just about everything you need for your little ones and they have great prices too! Be sure to check them out here, or find a retailer near you!

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Boogie Wipes Review and Giveaway!

When allergy or cold season come around I always feel so bad for my little ones! Not only are their poor little noses already irritated by the cold but their constant runny nose makes it worse! After wiping and wiping their noses get worse and will start to crack and bleed from all the wiping. It is absolutely horrible! This last allergy season it got so bad that we decided to try other options, one of which was Boogie Wipes.

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Boogie Wipes are saline wipes with added vitamin E and Aloe to help break away boogers and sooth your child’s nose. They also come in scents like: Fresh, Grape, Menthol, Uncented, and Boogieberry. I received Grape and Fresh Scent to review. I think my favorite of the two is the Fresh Scent and my girls love Grape! The Grape is a little too overwhelming for me, but they love it and that’s all that matters.

Before trying out Boogie Wipes I thought that they would be horrible. I didn’t understand why you would need an extra thing of wipes just for your kids noses. What I didn’t know was how bad my girls noses could actually get! I always thought that the redness came from the boogers themselves and not the tissues or wipes that they were using. After reviewing this product I noticed my girls noses were no longer cracking but were actually staying clean and non irritated! As a mom of two toddlers this was a huge relief for me and their little noses! The package isn’t huge either so it’s easy to carry with you and doesn’t take up much room in the diaper bag.

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My daughter LOVES these wipes and they are the main reason she wipes her nose herself. She knows that they are wipes just for her boogers and asks for them by name. We make sure that there is always a package around no matter what time of year it is! They are inexpensive and work better than any other product I have tried!

Boogie Wipes also come in different sizes like a 90 count canister, 45 count packs (the pictures above), a 30 pack, 10 pack, and they even have a teachers kit! Right now if you buy Boogie Wipes and go to their website here you can get a $3 rebate for the movie Epic. Be sure to give them a try to save your kiddos noses!

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Newman’s Own Organics Review and Giveaway!

Last year we did a review for some wonderful snacks from Newman’s Own Organics and we are back to show you some more great products from them!

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As you can see they made one very happy baby! She refused to let me take the picture without her! I got to try out a lot of different things and my family was able to help out, which was great!

About Newman’s Own Organics:

Newman’s Own Organics was established as a division of Newman’s Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. The sale of Newman’s Own Organics products generates money for the Newman’s Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

What I thought:

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First up is their great Organic Chocolates! I received their Mocha Milk Chocolate and their Milk Chocolate. While I like chocolate I am not super obsessed with it as some people are. Sure, I love to have a good piece of chocolate every once in a while but I mainly will only eat the great chocolate and won’t settle for a really cheap kind. This chocolate is incredibly smooth and always leaves me wanting another package. I have been in love with the Mocha Milk Chocolate since my last review and was very excited to try it again. I love that it does not have a weird taste like some Organic products and I love that it is healthier!

Next is their Family Recipe Cookies. These cookies are great! They really taste like they were made from a family recipe! I ended up “sharing” these with my Dad and he ended up eating most of them. I received Double Chocolate Chip and Ginger Snap, which were both amazing!

The last time I tried these Chocolate cups they were amazing! This time I received Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Caramel. I do not really like dark chocolate so I gave these to my mom ( LOVES dark chocolate) and she loved them! I do love that they not only have peanut butter but the caramel as well. I am a huge fan of chocolate and caramel and these cups always seem to have the right flavor balance.

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Who doesn’t love these types of cookies? I received Original, and Vanilla Newman-O’s. The Original had a strange after taste but the Vanilla cookies were AMAZING! They are my new favorite cookies! They are more of a vanilla bean flavor, but they are absolutely amazing and I think everyone should try them!

My husband and Brother-in-law are huge fans of popcorn and eat it multiple times a week. While they did not love Pop’s Corn they said it was okay, however I did enjoy them but that could just be because I knew that they were more healthy for me than regular pop corn. So if you are looking for the healthy alternative this is a great pick!

Dried Fruit Packages

We also received their Dried Apples. I was a little worried about these not being eaten (I am not a fan of the texture), but my daughter picked these right off the bat and they were gone by the next day. They are not brown like some other dried apples and actually tasted great! I was very impressed and so were my girls!

Hermits sounded absolutely amazing! When I opened the package I was a little disappointed. They almost looked like brownies with sugar on top. Of course I knew that they weren’t but I don’t really care for brownies so I was turned off. My youngest however was in love with these and had one every night until they were gone. They tasted great, I just couldn’t couldn’t get over the texture.

My favorite of the snacks is and always will be the Sour Licorice! I swear I could eat these all day and not care about the world! They remind me of old fashioned licorice, but with a twist! They are not super sour which is great, but they have just the right amount of tang. I think that everyone should try these as I have not found anyone who doesn’t like them!

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I was also able to snag their Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar! I am a huge fan of Olive Oil and use is as often as I can as a substitute for Vegetable Oil because it is so much healthier! Before this, I have only used the two as a dip for french bread but now I know that it does so much more! I have added it to so many recipes and it has made them all so much better. This particular Balsamic Vinegar has more of a sweet smell than others I have used and the quality is just far more superior! If you use either of these products I suggest getting them from Newman’s Own Organics as they are the best I have ever used and they have so many uses!

Overall I highly suggest these products to anyone that is looking for great organic products, or really anyone looking for great products in general! You can find Newman’s Own Organics on their website here or find a store near you here.

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Enter to win Newman’s Own Organics Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Strawberry Sour Licorice, and a Mocha Milk Chocolate bar.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Are you a visual learner?

I recently got out of school and I learned a few things about my learning techniques. I noticed that if I read things over and over or if I saw how to do something it would stick a lot longer then if I heard it, or even if I physically did it. This is true for a lot of us, we just don’t know it.

My teacher kept talking about how important it was to find what learning technique works best for us so that we would actually retain the information and it would stick with us for longer than just the test. It was a really great thought, I just wished that I had known it when I was in high school so that I would actually remember all the stuff I “learned there”!

Did you know that 65% of the population learns visually? That is just insane to me, but it would explain why so many of us will have problems with a teacher that talks all day vs one that shows us things. I always hated when a teacher would talk all day about things that had nothing to do with the class, or would constantly get angry when I was busy reading and not listening to what they were saying because I didn’t learn that way.

People retain about 50% more information when they see and hear something at the same time. So you will retain more of a book if you read it aloud vs reading it to yourself. Of course you may sound like an idiot in the process, but you will at least know what you have read! I hate sitting there reading something over and over again because for some reason my brain just did not want to listen!

How many of us will read something online but not care about it unless there is a video. I guess that would explain why Youtube is more popular than many other websites. I guess that I should start doing more video reviews for you guys! :)

What is your learning technique? Do you learn visually, physically or by hearing?

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Blue Scandal Review – Manicure Monday

It’s Monday again! Which means it’s time to show you my latest manicure! This time instead of one manicure, you get to see a whole collection that we got to review from Blue Scandal. While Blue Scandal may not make this polish they have amazing prices on many beauty products and sell this great NYX Love Is In The Air nail polish set for around $20!

I was so excited when the package showed up at the door! I have heard great things about NYX products, but had not tried them yet so I could not wait to start painting my nails! I immediately started painting and was very impressed with this polish! At first I was a little worried, I had to use 3 coats with the majority of colors and went on a little streaky. They dried extremely fast and the streaking went away as it was drying.

Another great thing about this polish is that it lasts a surprisingly long amount of time! I painted my nails in the after noon, did my dishes at home, cleaned the house where I worked and it wasn’t until I started using my steam machine that they started to chip. Normally regular nail polish only lasts about an hour before at least one of my nails decides to chip!

The only thing that I think I would change is that the brush of the bottles are a little funny and I think the main cause of the streaky-ness that I was experiencing. I do love that they come in smaller bottles in this set because you can try out all the colors and then buy bigger bottles of your favorites! I hate wasting money on things that I will never use, but luckily all the colors in this set are amazing so I will probably end up using all of them!

Meet the polish in this collection:

Muted Lavender

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Pastel Lavender

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Complex Purple

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Soft Pink

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Coral Sensation

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Sandals

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Paradise Nude

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Hot Blue

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Pistachio

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Teal

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Surf

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Pastel Pistachio

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Perfect Gray

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Nude Peach

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French Pink

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Disco Inferno

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Pink Glitter

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Turquoise Glitter

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About Blue Scandal:

“A new breed of cosmetics, makeup tools and fragrances. We are here to bring to the public a new life style for the next generation. Our objective is to provide fun, savvy, chic, scrumptious, sweet,extra-ordinary, stupendous makeup tools and fragrances.

Please join our revolution and be part of new wave!!”

What I think:

I was in awe of all the wonderful products that they have! They have such a wide selection of everything from Frangrances, Makeup, and Nail Products that it was hard to narrow a wish list down. They carry so many great brands and you know that what you are getting is a great product!

Of course it wouldn’t be Manicure Monday without a great manicure!

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Not only are the products they sell absolutely amazing but so is there customer service! They shipped my set extremely fast and they wrapped the box very well, so I didn’t have to worry about the polish exploding and making a huge mess while in transit. I highly recommend Blue Scandal to anyone looking for great products at even better prices like their NYX HD Studio Foundation! You can find Blue Scandal on their website here.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Infinity Pro by Conair: Curl Secret Review

I have naturally wavy/curly hair, but I have chemically straightened it with a Keratin Treatment. Every so often I love to curl my hair and get those perfect curls or waves that I can’t seem to get naturally. I have tried using hot curlers, regular curling irons and even the flat irons that curl your hair when used a certain way but they either don’t work at all or take way too long! This next product not only gives you perfect curls, but can give you those curls fast and easy!

I cannot tell you how excited I was when I heard that I was going to review the Curl Secret. I had been seeing the commercials on TV and could not believe that someone finally came out with a product that curls your hair easily and without burning your fingers every curl! Yes, I will admit to you all that I on multiple occasions have burned my fingers trying to curl my hair. Since my hair is really thick I have to leave my hair in a curling iron for a long time and when my hands get tired my brain says to move my hand directly on the iron. Maybe it is just me, but because of this problem I don’t curl my hair very often.

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So what makes this product so much different from those horrible curling irons? For one, the iron is on the inside. You don’t have to grab the end where the iron is because it has a perfect handle and pulls the hair in by itself, so there is no fighting with the awkward handle or fighting to get your hair in the right position to curl. Another great thing about this product is that the curl chamber is made of Tourmaline Ceramic so it does not fry your hair when you use it. I have VERY dry, brittle hair so this is a must for me. It also has low (365ºF) and high (400ºF) settings as well as 3 different timer settings(8 seconds for loose waves, 10 seconds for regular curls and 12 seconds for tight curls)!

Just like I’m sure you are, I was very nervous to try this product not only because I didn’t think it would work but also because I was afraid that my hair would get caught inside the chamber and I would have to cut it out. Let me tell you, Conair though about pretty much everything when it comes to this device! If it detects that your hair as been caught inside or you have put too much hair inside it will beep and reverse to let your hair out gently. I may have lost a couple strands of hair using it, but that was only because of my own stupidity and luckily this device prevents most of it.

Here is a little video of my experience with the Conair Curl Secret:

As I said before, one reason I do not like traditional curling irons is how long it takes to curl my hair. I timed how long it took to curl my whole head of hair and it only took about 15 minutes. With it being my first time a good portion of this time was fumbling around trying to use it. I was very happy with not only the time but the results! My hair had perfect little ringlets and none of those odd creases like you get with curling irons. It truly has been a great experience with this product and I think everyone should have one!

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After using the Curl Secret a couple times I have come up with some tips for you!

1. Make sure to come/brush each section before you curl it. This will help prevent your hair getting caught!

2. If you have thick hair use the 12 second setting to get a good curl.

3. Spray a SMALL amount of hairspray to each strand before curling to help the curl stick.

I highly recommend this product! I think it is a great tool for every hair type! You can find The Curl Secret on Conair’s website here, or at a retailer near you!

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Carmex Moisture Plus Review

I have always had a hard time keeping my lips from cracking and splitting. I still have no idea what truly causes it and this problem has been passed to my two daughters. One thing we have a really hard time keeping in our house is chapstick. My oldest is absolutely obsessed with chapstick so we were very excited about this review!

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I love that these come in cute little designs: Chic, Fab, Adventurous and Whimsical! They are perfect to fit in a purse a pocket or really anywhere! The ones I received were a vanilla flavor which was surprisingly good! It still had a little of the traditional Carmex taste behind it, but they really complimented each other!

I think my favorite of the designs would have to be Whimsical. As you know I love bright colors and it is just an awesome design! I also really like Chic. I love this new spin on the old Carmex designs! I always remember the little jars of Carmex and how even though I loved the product itself, I would always pick something with cuter packaging. Not only do I love the designs, but my daughters love them to! I love that they are perfect for all ages and that they are another way to enjoy the Carmex formula without having to use the little jar.

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With winter coming up we can all pretty much expect dry lips from all the cold and yucky weather. I think this is a great item for any girl to carry with them! Each stick is also formulated with the trusted, ultra-hydrating Moisture Plus® technology, the lip balm, with a sleek slant tip for easy application, features aloe, vitamin E and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen to protect lips from the damaging effects of the sun.

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The only problem I had was that when my daughter decided to be funny and roll the stick all the way to the top the formula was a little soft so it was a pain to try to roll it back down. Other than that they worked great and we all enjoyed them! I Highly recommend these products to anyone that uses chapstick! You can find more information about these and other great products one the Carmex website here, or you can find their great products at a retailer near you!

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Bounce House Giveaway!!

We all know how much you guys loved the chance to win a Bounce House from Blast Zone, so here’s another chance!

Jessica Talks Family Fun was nice enough to let us share this great giveaway with you!

Be sure to let us know if you win!

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Car Talk Radio History

One thing I swear I don’t get to do enough is listen to the radio. The only time I hear it is when I am driving, which surprisingly enough is not very often. So often in fact that I have been begging my husband to get a stereo system for our house. One revolutionary radio station started Car Talk Radio. What is Car Talk Radio you ask?

In 1977 Car Talk Radio was started. Originally it was meant to be 6 mechanics that would sit there and talk about their cars and answer questions about others cars. Ironically enough only one mechanic showed, that mechanic was Tom. Tom eventually brought his brother to help, Ray, and they both got to sit there and help many people with their car troubles.

At first they were running this station without getting paid! With how much mechanics make nowadays I can’t believe that they were helping all of these people without getting anything in return. Although I guess being paid in gratitude and being a major part of history is pretty cool. For years they went unpaid until one day they decided to ask WBUR for $20 a week.

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In 1987 Susan Stamberg put them on NPR and they went national. They had a weekly segment on her “Sunday Weekend Edition” show and they could not be more excited. After 9 months of being on air with Susan she made them go national. Sure they had their own fan base, but they never imagined they would go national!

Car Talk Radio aired for 35 years! During this time not only did they have their radio station, but they also had their own newspaper column and were very popular! I can’t imagine the amount of people they must have helped during this time. They stopped producing shows in October of 2012 and I’m sure this was a very sad day for many listeners! You can find Tom and Rays full story here.

Luckily for us we can still listen to reruns of this show and still ask questions about our cars through NPRCarTalk, as they picked up the show after it ended. So make sure that if you have car troubles you pick up your phone or tune into their show!

You can find out more about NPRCarTalk and learn how you can listen here.

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OMG Nail Strips Review- Manicure Monday

We have two new things to share with you today! One is that I decided to start up a Manicure Monday area for the blog and this is our first Manicure Monday post! I have been super excited about doing my nails and how long they are getting so I decided I would share my excitement with you! Our first manicure is brought to you by OMG Nail Strips!

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About OMG Nail Strips:

OMGNailStrips.com has one simple goal, bringing the latest styles and trends in nail art and making them into an easy to apply nail strip. Inspired by larger companies that charge customers $8-$20 per set and have a limited selection of designs, the creators of OMG Nail Polish Strips decided to create an affordable alternative to expensive these nail polish strips. In addition to creating a higher quality product at a lower price we are also constantly updating our inventory and designs to meet the latest styles and trends in nail fashion.

What I thought:

These are the nail strips that I received. I was not all the fond of the color or design, especially compared to the absolutely adorable ones located on their site, but I decided to give it a go anyway.

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They did turn out pretty well. I did have an issue keeping the stripe straight but oh well. They were great for a quick and easy nail design! They stayed on for a couple of days, which was more than I had expected.

Here are some of my favorite sets from their website:

Love Nail Polish StripsPeacock Nail Polish Strips

Pink and Black Stars Nail Polish StripsPink Pollock Nail Polish Strips

Purple Crackle Nail Polish StripsPsychedelic Zebra Nail Polish Strips

I love how bright and fun the majority of the designs are and I hope to be able to share more of them with you next time. Stay tuned for more nail products and designs on our Manicure Monday section!

You can find these and other great nail polish strips on their website here.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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