Zazzle Review

As some of you may know, I am going to a blogging conference next week! So of course I had to start getting prepared! One of the most important things to bring to a conference is items that have your brand on them. Of course my first stop for these kinds of products was Zazzle! We have worked with them before for our last Zazzle review, so of course I had to show you some more great products!

So what did I order? I got 3 things that I consider essential to carry around to promote your brand: Business Cards, a customized tote and a customized wallet. As we go through the review I will share with you why I think these are important! But first I will talk to you about the Business cards as they are my favorite!

Zazzle Review

I decided to go with a double sided business card. I believe that when it comes to business cards that simple is always better. I am not a big fan of cars that look like their company threw up on them. You know that I love bright colors! However, as much as I would love to throw them all over these cards I believe that this is for a lot of companies not only your first impression, but also your lasting impression. This is what a person/company will see every time they look for your contact information. Of course my logo is still on it, but it’s clean and easy to read.

I was very surprised at the quality of these cards. They are shiny and printed perfectly. They even came in a cute little box that I can keep them in. I cannot wait to pass these around at the conference!

The next thing I am going to share with you is the wallet I got. So why did I get a wallet? I don’t normally use a wallet or really anything similar other than my pockets. I have two kids and my purse has become the diaper bag. I needed a place to not only keep my cards, but a place to also put any business cards I get from other people. I decided that a wallet with my logo would be perfect and that maybe it would convince me to start using a wallet again!


It was not quite what I had expected but it is adorable and easy to carry. I love that it is not heavy or bulky! I also love that they have different color options and that that the pink was the perfect shade to match my logo! It really turned out great!

Zazzle Review

I love that it has the window for your ID that actually shows my whole ID. So many wallets have them but will cut off part of the ID so whoever needs to see it will ask you to take it out. If for some reason I do have to take my ID out this pocket is not sticky like others so my ID comes out easily.

Last but not least, I got a tote bag. At most blogger conferences not only do you get to meet great people, but you get to meet great companies. If you are lucky, your conference will either have a goody bag or companies will give you their products in hopes that you will add them to your blog. So what are you going to do with these products? This was my first thought when I found out about the goody bag at iFabbo.


Of course I could just bring a purse, but I didn’t think that would hold everything and I love the idea of carrying around a bag with my logo. Just like with the wallet this comes in different colors and of course the perfect pink! I was very happy with the quality of the bag itself. It was also a lot bigger than I thought it was which made me very happy!

Zazzle Review

The only issue I came across with this bag is how our unicorn showed up on the bag. The website wouldn’t let me make it very big and even small it is hard to see. The lettering turned out perfect and I still think it is adorable so I’m still happy with it.

Overall all the products are great! I am very excited to show them off and I have already gotten compliments on them! If you are looking for great customizable products you should check Zazzle out. They also offer phone cases, home items, gifts and so much more! They are very fast at getting your products to you, and have great customer service! Be sure to check them out 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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Sebamed Baby Review

I am very fortunate to have two little girls that LOVE to take baths. The downside to this is that it is hard to find products that they can use in the bath that won’t irritate their delicate skin. We tried using the cheap drugstore brands, but after rashes, dry skin, and other problems we needed to find something that kept them clean and not irritated. When I was told I was getting items to share a Sebamed Baby review with you, I knew that not only would I be happy but that my girls would too.

Sebamed Baby Review

About Sebamed

Ideal for little ones’ delicate skin, Sebamed is the leader dermatologist-developed skin care with more than 30 years of research and reputation in creating effective, scientific and pH balanced products that parents love and kids actually like to use! Made especially for sensitive and problematic skin (including those who suffer from baby acne, eczema and Rosacea) all Sebamed formulas are hypoallergenic and tear, soap and alkali free. The below products are gluten free as well.

What we thought

My oldest daughter was very excited when she found out we were getting these products. She loves anything to do with the bath and she is always stealing my lotion. Sure she has her own, but she likes the containers that mine are in. We got their Baby Gift Package which came with everything we needed to have a great bath!

Sebamed Baby Review

This set comes with Sebamed’s Extra Soft Baby Wash, Shampoo, Baby Lotion, Extra Soft Baby Cream, and of course Bubble Bath.

The Children’s shampoo worked great! It made their hair super soft and much easier to brush. Our youngest hates her hair being touched, so it is already a task to brush her hair. After using this shampoo it takes less time and is less painful which makes it easier on both of us! It doesn’t smell at all like regular kid’s shampoo, but the girls don’t seem to mind.

We don’t always use lotion on the girls. Mainly because they normally are too greasy and our youngest is very sensitive about being touched or rubbed unless she is in a lovely mood. Our oldest loves that she gets to put it on after her bath. Neither one of our girls got my dry skin so we got lucky, but I’m glad that we have this for the upcoming winter months!

One of my daughters favorite parts of this kit is the Baby Cream. As I said earlier she loves using mommies lotion and this is in a container very similar. She feels extra special using it and we have even convinced Little A to start using it! It’s definitely something that we use to keep them calm throughout the day.

Another thing that keeps their skin soft is the Baby Wash. I love that it is separate from the shampoo. A lot of companies try to mix the two and they never work the same. This wash not only keeps them clean, but it helps keep their skin healthy too!

Last but most certainly not least, the girls favorite part of this set is the Bubble Bath. I was pretty surprised at how many bubbles it created and how long they lasted in the bath. The girls were very excited about the bubbles and it made bath time that much better!

I love that these products are not only great for their skin, but that they work great too! I love this set and I think that anyone with babies or kids should have it! You can find Sebamed 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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Anytime Costumes Review for Infant/Toddler

One of my favorite times of the year happens to be Halloween, but I hate spending so much money on costumes that either you only want to wear once, or are destroyed after the first use. This is why I was so excited to get a costume for an Anytime Costumes Review.

I let my daughter choose from the list of costumes and she decided that she wanted to be Izzy from on of her favorite shows, “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” She has been obsessed with the show for the last couple of months and I thought that this was perfect for her. Immediately she pointed out the Pixie Dust necklace that is just like what Izzy has in the show. Neither one of us could wait for the costume!
When the costume finally arrived, she could not wait to put it on. I was very surprised with the quality of this costume. I was expecting it to be like all the other costumes we have tried for the girls. Here is little H modeling the costume around the house for you! :)
I was very surprised about the boot covers. Other covers I have personally tried never work, or just plain don’t fit. The boot covers that came with this set are really think and stand up to all of Little H’s toddler activities. They even came off with the boots she had on underneath when she went to take them off. For her, she has a new pair of boots and she doesn’t care that they are really her old boots revamped! They have an elastic band around the bottom to help them stay put and they don’t make it hard for her to walk, which was my main concern.
I was also very impressed with the top! It is very pretty and shiny and matched her perfectly! She is in absolute LOVE with this costume and has already worn it over 3 times. The second time this is what happened:
We have gotten her costumes before but she has never wanted to wear them more than once. In fact, most of the time she doesn’t even want to wear them the one time. We were very excited that she wanted to wear it and we were even more excited about how darn cute she looked in it!
You can find this and other great Anytime Costumes here. I’m sure you can find lots of costumes that your little one will love!
**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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Why Do Blogs Use SEO?

For the longest time here on Star Focal, we went without using SEO to promote our page. Why do you ask? Because I just didn’t know how to do it. SEO is a fairly complicated process and it’s very hard to figure out how to use it correctly. Why do we need SEO? SEO is what will help search engines like Google find us. Without SEO you get put to the bottom of the list when someone searches for something on our site.


Why does it matter that people can find us? We started this blog to make sure that you can make informed purchases of products. The more people view our site, the more potential reviews we can get.

Recently we started making sure all of our posts utilize SEO and I finally found a tool to help us figure it out. That tool is the Yoast Plug in for wordpress. If you have wordpress I highly suggest you get this plug in. Since having it my views have increased and is seems our page is now higher on Google.

Happy Blogging!


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Manicure Monday with Elegant Touch Nails!

We’re back for another Manicure Monday with Elegant Touch Nails. We got some awesome products to share with you and today we are starting with their Envy Wraps Bling line.

Manicure Monday with Elegant Touch Nails

About Envy Wraps Bling

Elegant Touch are talking textures, and these new and tactile nail wraps offer a must-have and easy-to-apply manicure that lasts for up to 10 days.

These fashion-forward films will add some serious decoration as you drum your fingers!

Take a walk on the wild side, Elegant Touch Envy Wraps Bling in Gone Wild offers an on-trend zebra print with a decadent difference. Deck out your digits with this animalistic print for a truly tantalizing touch. Envy Wraps give every glam goddess the chance to adorn their nails with an eye catching manicure in minutes without the spills, smudges or drying time required for a salon-style treatment. Now with 3D texture, these Bling wraps are super glamorous, these easily applied talon treats are the perfect accessory for any outfit.

What I think

I was very impressed with this from the beginning. They looked really pretty and also came with sizes big enough to put on your toes! Of course for this review I decided to put them on my fingers!

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I loved how easy these were to apply and how great they looked on me. I even got compliments on them less than an hour after I had put them on! The design itself is beautiful and it is not as textured as I had pictured from the description. Yes there is texture to them, but they are less than what you would feel if you had put on gems by hand. I do not normally like texture, but these have the perfect amount.

They have tons of other designs and they have ones without bling that are awesome looking! You can find these and other great Elegant Touch products on their website here. Be sure to subscribe to our Manicure Monday posts to see other great Elegant Touch Nail’s designs 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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Unique Costumes from 80s Tees

Halloween is quickly approaching and now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to wear this Halloween. For kids it is okay if their friends are wearing the same costume, but for adults seeing someone that has the same costume can ruin your night. Especially if you thought that your costume was unique. We got a great costume from 80s Tees to review for you!

80s Tees has a selection of costumes that are unique to them! So if you are looking for Unique Costumes you may want to check them out! We got their Bubble Wrap Zoltan Costume to review! As soon as I saw it I knew that it would be something that the hubby would love to wear this year!

Unique Costumes

If you have seen the movie “Dude, Where’s My Car?” you will know what this costume is. If not, this costume is from the cult in the movie made up of a bunch of nerds wanting to go to space and meet a bunch of Aliens. If you have never seen the movie I highly recommend you do. It used to be one of my favorites! Anyway, all of the members of the group of nerds is let by Zoltan and they all wear this bubble wrap suit. Of course Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott end up wearing these suits and run around popping everyone’s bubbles. I always wondered if anyone sold those suits just for fun, so when I saw this we had to have it!

The picture above made me believe that it came with the black jumpsuit for underneath but when the package arrived there was only the bubble wrap costume. I was a little disappointed, but nothing a black shirt and some black shorts can’t fix. When we got the costume we could only find a grey shirt so we went with it anyway.

Unique Costumes

Of course hubby went nuts and ran around the house acting like he was Zoltan, but it was still fun. The costume itself is literally bubble wrap with extras added on for comfort and I would imagine to make it more authentic, but if you want something that won’t pop this is not for you. My only problem with this costume is that I wish it was reinforces somehow as he popped it several times just getting in and out of it. It will definitely be a hit on Halloween though and I know I personally have never seen anything like it.

You can find this and other great unique costumes 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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Zing Anything Review

I will admit, I have a very hard time drinking water! Mainly because while I am okay with the taste, I just prefer those horrible sugary drinks. Sure I can put lemon and all kinds of things in the water, which I have tried many times, but I hate trying to take a drink of something and all of the sudden choke on a piece of whatever I decided to put in my drink that day. I was sent some awesome products for a Zing Anything Review!

About Zing Anything

The Zing Anything product line and technology is designed with the purpose of extracting the essence of all natural ingredients and allowing these flavors to infuse directly into a liquid of choice. Flavor, aroma, hue, plus the added vitamin, minerals, and nutrients all infuse naturally when using fresh ingredients like fruits/vegetables in the Zing Anything product line of water bottles and salad dressing makers.

What I think

I received the Citrus Zinger and the Vodka Zinger. First I will tell you about the Citrus Zinger. The Citrus Zinger not only infuses your water, but you can use it to easily make fresh Lemonade, Limeade or even Orangeade. One of my favorite ways to drink water is with lemon. For some reason it just makes the water taste fresher.

Zing Anything Review

The Citrus Zinger comes in Pink (pictured above), Green, and Orange. The bottom has a juicer built in that I find works quite well!

Zing Anything Review

Zing Anything Review

One suggestion I would have when using the Citrus Zinger is to wait to fill it with water until you have juiced any lemons you plan on putting inside. I only say this because I am super paranoid and of course clumsy and with my luck I would knock the thing over and juice would go everywhere! Other than that the Citrus Zinger is great! I am very happy that I can make fresh lemonade without the hassle!

I also received the Vodka Zinger to review.


I love drinking mixed drinks or flavored drinks in general, but I hate all the extra sugar and who knows what else that they add in the process. With the Vodka Zinger you get to choose what flavors you want and you know that they are healthy.


The bottom of this one is a little more heavy duty then the Citrus Zinger, mainly because you can use other fruits and veggies in this one. Personally, I chose strawberry for my first run. I know, it’s kind of plain but I love strawberry and I am not a huge fan of artificial strawberry flavoring.

The Vodka Zinger only comes in white, but I do love the white! Hopefully they will come out with more colors in the future! I cannot wait to see what products they come out with next!

You can find the whole line of Zingers on Zing Anything’s 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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NeoCell Review and Giveaway!

I always find it hard to keep my hair, skin and nails healthy. Which is why I was so glad to be able to post a NeoCell Review! What is NeoCell? NeoCell is the #1 Collagen brand in the world and a leader in the field of nutritional science. They offer many different products to keep you happy and healthy.

I received their Keratin Hair Volumizer and their Collagen Beauty Builder to review. I have really thin nails and really dry hair so I was excited to see if their products really worked!

NeoCell Review

First I will talk about the Keratin Hair Volumizer. I LOVE Keratin products and they have never let me down, so I knew I had to have this product! They are medium sized white capsules and you take two, twice daily. Our hair and nails are made of Keratin and collagen so the two main ingredients help strengthen what you already have.

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I currently use a Keratin treatment on my hair as well as wash my hair with a Keratin based shampoo and my hair has never been so smooth and this product has made my hair even stronger and has significantly reduced the amount of hair loss I have been experiencing. For the last couple of years I have been loosing hair constantly. Even my husband has been getting upset because he finds my hair everywhere. So anything I can do to help stop my hair from falling out benefits pretty much everyone in my house (specifically my vacuum).

While I may be able to baby my nails and get them to be a little longer and stronger, they never seem to stay long. Also, my skin is not what it used to be after having the girls, so I thought that the Collagen Beauty Builder would work wonders for me!

NeoCell Review - Collagen Beauty Builder

These remind me of the size of Calcium pills. You take 3 pills, twice daily to get radiant, smooth and hydrated skin and strong nails. I have never taken collagen anything before so this was a new experience for me. I have however heard very good things about collagen and how it works wonders for skin and nails so I couldn’t wait to see how it worked for me.

After taking these products for about a week I noticed less hair fallout, along with hair that was stronger and extremely shiny. I generally have a lot of blemishes because of so many problems with my skin and I have noticed that my blemishes have been healing faster than normal and that my skin has just overall been softer and healthier. I also noticed that my nails have been stronger and almost seem to have a shiny coat over them.

I would definitely recommend these two products to anyone looking for beautiful hair, skin, and nails that like me, can’t seem to get them by themselves. NeoCell also offers other great products that you can find on their website here.


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**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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Newman’s Own Organics Pet Review and Giveaway

It has been a while since we have shared some great pet products with you, so today we have a Newman’s Own Organics Pet Review and giveaway! Not only was I excited about this review and so were our two pets! I got a sampler pack for both my kitty and my puppy!

First up is the cat sampler. It had some dry cat food, and of course some wet food. Apparently it smells really good because my cat immediately started chewing on the box! The funny part was that he only chewed on the box with the cat food in it which got me pretty excited about feeding it to him!


The first thing that we gave him was the wet food. We know that he is obsessed with wet food, he will start jumping on you every time you open a can. He gets to the point that he will jump into the trash can to retrieve the top of the can if we don’t put the rest down for him quick enough. He absolutely loved his new food! He kept begging for it which is not normal for him! Not only that but this food did not have the same odor as a lot of other wet cat food. I am not saying it didn’t smell, but it also didn’t make the whole house smell like kitty dinner. It was definitely a nice change.

He also loved the dry food! Of course he did not like it as much as the wet food, but it’s not like other companies where he would get upset if we didn’t give him the wet stuff. With other brands we would have to wean him off of the wet food for him to even consider eating the dry food. It was a nice change to be able to give him either on and for him to be happy.

Of course the dog got spoiled! She got two different kinds of treats, dry dog food and wet food. Sadly my daughter realized what the Snack sticks were and realized how happy they made the dog so by the second night they were completely gone! She had woken up in the middle of the night, grabbed the bag, ripped it open and fed the whole bag to the dog. I was very impressed with the Snack Sticks though! They looked like beef jerky and smelled pretty good too.

Newman's Own Organics Pet Review- Dog Sampler

We also got Peanut Butter Dog Treats. At first I thought “Peanut Butter?!” but then I thought about the fact that dogs love the taste of peanut butter, it just ends badly once they start eating it. I loved that they were in the shape of hearts, which made my girls love giving them to our dog! She really loved them and has been being extra good to get more!

Of course they also sent us some dry dog food and some wet food. We do not normally give her wet food, but she was super excited about this special treat! We mixed it with the dry food and she was in heaven. I love that all of these products are organic and contain everything my pets need! Not only do I love it, but they love it to!

The only thing that I didn’t like was that they don’t have any kitty treats (although the kitty did steal some from the dog). Hopefully they will have some in the future! I love giving my kitty treats, I just wish he would do tricks for them like the dog does.

I highly recommend these products to anyone that wants to look out for their pets like they do themselves, or even if they just want their pets to be extremely happy with their food! You can find them on their website here, or locate a store near you here.


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**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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SteriShoe Review and Giveaway

As some of you may know, my husband is a boot salesman. Not only does he sell them, but he is obsessed with them. He knows just about everything there is to know about boots and the companies that he sells for, but it’s more than just the knowledge. He also owns about 15 pairs of boots (does not include sandals)! He is very obsessed with keeping his shoes as clean and neat as possible, they even have their own shelf! When I was told I had the chance to host a SteriShoe Review and giveaway I was very excited!

SteriShoe Review So what is SteriShoe? SteriShoe is a product that sterilizes the insides of your shoes using Germicidal Ultraviolet Light (UVC). It kills 99.9% of organisms that cause Foot Odor, Athletes Foot, and Toe Nail Fungus! It is accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, is safe and easy to use, and is completely chemical and drug free! When I told my husband this, he told me that it couldn’t be true and he just did not understand how it could possibly work. I explained to him that UV Light has a lot of benefits and while it may not seem possible we might as well try it and see how it goes.

SteriShoe Review

We received the SteriShoe extremely fast and while my husband was still a little hesitant, I couldn’t wait to try it! I ripped it out of the box, read the directions/information booklet, and went on a search to find the stinkiest shoes I can find! Since my husband has so many shoes none of them were as smelly as my brother-in-law’s shoes! I immediately put the SteriShoe to work!

The SteriShoe process itself takes about 45 minutes, but setting it up took about 2 minutes so it was a fair trade. After the 45 minutes I took the shoes out of the bag and sniffed them. They were so smelly before that they still had a slight smell so I decided that I would turn in on for another run while I was at work. I get a call a couple hours later from my husband saying that he took the shoes out and can’t smell anything. He kept asking if the shoes were smelly when I put them in the bag or if I did something funny to them, so I told him to try it out himself.

SteriShoe Review

When I came home he had already used the SteriShoe on multiple pairs of shoes and kept freaking out because he could not believe that it was working on all his different shoes. He was hooked. He decided to take it to work to talk to some of his co-workers to see if they had ever heard of such a thing. His boss said that he had seen similar products at trade shows, but had never seen one with such a great design and one that actually worked. They are even thinking about adding the SteriShoe to their inventory!

SteriShoe is not only great for the average shoe-wearer, but is great for those with diabetes. Diabetes often causes poor blood circulation which can lead to loss of sensation. Pain tells our bodies that something is wrong, but when we cannot feel pain, an untreated blister or a sore can develop into a foot ulcer. When left untreated, a diabetic foot ulcer can result in an amputation, and there are approximately 86,000 diabetic related amputations annually. So keeping your shoes clean is a must and this is an easy way to do it!

You can find SteriShoe 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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