Pregnancy & Beyond Skincare from Belli

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

When choosing a skincare line, did you ever think that the chemicals it contained could be harmful to an unborn or nursing child?  Belli Skincare has taken this into consideration and developed products that avoid teratogens - "chemical, synthetic or natural (yes, even some natural ingredients can be harmful!) ingredients that have been linked to birth defects or miscarriage."  Belli Skincare products are also screened to ensure avoidance with anything that could be harmful if passed through breast milk.

Belli Skincare.

Chemical Free Baby Wipes from WaterWipes

Monday, August 31, 2015

"I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation."

What if you could find a baby wipes brand that only uses two ingredients?  

That would be great, right?  

What if you could find a baby wipes brand that only uses two chemical free ingredients?

Cue the angelic "Ha-lle-lu-jah!"

As a second-time mom, I know how important it is to pay close attention to the products being used on my kids.  Kendall, my 10-month old, easily develops diaper rash, body rashes and eczema, so I'm forced to really pay attention to the products I'm using on her.  I'm always on the lookout for signs of a reaction to the ingredients in the products I'm using on her, which is so frustrating and costly.

ambassador-badge-01Out of desperation, I signed up to be a WaterWipes ambassador, because I wanted try their wipes.  After reading countless positive reviews of WaterWipes and learning that they are recognized by the National Eczema Association as being chemical free, I was hopeful that they would be gentle enough for Kendall.  After using them for a few weeks, I can truly say that they have been as gentle and effective as every other positive review of WaterWipes has said.  I love that they are naturally moisturizing and that the wipes are large and thick.

Natural Energy & Thyroid Booster | Vie Aid Health Review

I suffer from an under-active thyroid, and take a daily prescribed medication.  Although I take my meds on a daily basis, there are still times when I feel super rundown and out of energy.  I decided it was time to try something to supplement my medication.  VieAidHealth has a natural approach with their Thyroid Booster.

VieAidHealth Thyroid Booster.

Spike Gourmet Natural Seasoning

Having a cupboard full of spices does you absolutely no good, unless you know how to use them.  I think I have spices that are at least 5-10 years old in mine!  I'm cleaning out those old spices to make room for all these cool spice blends from Spike Gourmet Natural Seasoning.  Each bottle has suggestions on how and what to serve it with or on, taking the guesswork out of spicing up foods!

I love that each bottle of Spike has no added MSG!  Like a lot of people, MSG gives me some strange side effects, like weird dreams and massive thirst.  Spike uses natural ingredients in awesome combinations to create flavors to compliments almost any food you cook.  The first dish I made with Spike was using the Hot 'n Spicy Magic in chicken soft tacos.  It gives it a really nice kick, which tasted a lot better than prepared taco mix in a packet.  My recipe was simple:  Cube 2 boneless chicken breasts in 1 inch pieces.  Saute in pan with 1 diced onion and 1 diced red bell pepper.  Serve in a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato and grated pepper jack cheese.

The recipe possibilities are endless with Spike Gourmet Natural Seasonings.  

I found this yummy dressing recipe on the Spike website.  I didn't have flax oil, so I substituted canola oil and it came out great!  It's a nice light dressing that's perfect for salads with meat, like grilled chicken salad.

8 oz. virgin olive oil
4 oz. Baleen’s flax oil
2-3 oz. balsamic vinegar
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. lemon juice
Dash soy sauce Tarragon, parsley, rosemary to taste *

1. Mix dressing ingredients together in a blender.
2. Keep stored in the refrigerator and use on sandwiches and salads.
I cannot wait until fall hits so I can try some new soup recipes using Spike Gourmet Natural Seasonings.  I think the Vege-Sal Magic would be perfect in vegetable soup, and the 5 Herb Magic would really compliment my minestrone recipe!  With these terrific blends of spices, I see no reason to still be hoarding all those all spice bottles, so out they go!
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm5cfcbafd768519bce51371aae5cac8fb

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I'm Going Solar! | Treqkr50 Solar Device Charger

If you are like most people, the only camera you use anymore is your smartphone camera.  I get kind of panicky when I see that my phone battery is low and there's no place to charge it, thinking I might miss some great pictures or not have phone power if an emergency occurs.  The Treqkr50 Solar Charger is an awesome solar powered power bank that can charge your smartphone, tablet or other device when you are away from electrical outlets when camping, hiking, etc.

Treqkr50 Solar Charger.

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