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Maximum Lash *Review*

I have long dreamt of having fuller, longer, and thicker eyelashes. Longer and thicker eyelashes make the eyes “pop” and they look healthier and more beautiful.

There are several things one can do to make their lashes look longer, thicker, and stronger. One can use false eyelashes or get extensions. Or you can use Maximum Lash, a high-performance eyelash conditioner that helps natural lashes appear healthier, longer, and stronger.

Maximum Lash is packed with nourishing and strengthening ingredients and botanicals like Biotin, Green Tea, Nettles, Mulberry Root, Copper Peptides, Octapeptides, vitamins, and a prostaglandin analogue. It is distributed by International Cosmetic Associates and is ophthalmologist tested.  The non-irrigating formula can comfortably be used by people with sensitive eyes and by contact wearers.

Maximum Lash is very quick and easy to apply.  Once a day, at bedtime, you simply apply a thin line of Maximum Lash to your lashes, above the level of your skin. Only a small amount is needed and one brush stroke is sufficient. When using only the amount recommended, the 2.2ml bottle should last approximately 3 months. If used daily, it takes most users 4 to 6 weeks to see a difference in their lashes.

(Before Maximum Lash)

(After Maximum Lash)

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I have used Maximum Lash for 1 and a half weeks and I can see a slight increase in the length of my lashes. I love that Maximum Lash conditions the natural lashes and eliminates the use of toxic glues associated with false eyelashes. I also love that Maximum Lash is animal friendly and never tested on animals.

Maximum Lash is available online at www.maximumlash.com. A 3 month supply retails for $48.95.

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Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for my honest opinions. The product, information, and images were provided by Maximum Lash. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

Beauty products can get really expensive and some of them contain ingredients that can do more harm than good. If you like to take care of yourself and want to save money, here is a great book that I got to review and have the opportunity to give 3 of you a copy!

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips For a Glamorous New You by Raya Ruder and Susan Campos has “all natural and better than Botox” tips and handmade recipes.

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Book description:

(from back cover)

DON’T SPEND A FORTUNE TO LOOK FLAWLESS

Esthetician to the stars Raisa Ruder learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother (or babushka, as they say in the old country). Now everyone can discover the all-natural, better-than-botox secrets the Hollywood stars use to shine on the red carpet! Ruder reveals her sought-after beauty recipes that can fight wrinkles, plump lips, and eliminate crow’s feet and acne, using inexpensive, everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil and strawberries (and a splash of vodka for freshness!). At last, by popular demand, Raisa Ruder opens up her babushka’s secret pantry and shares her most amazing and effective beauty advice:

  • Skin-saving Soufflés – whipped up wonders that shrink pores, brighten skin, and diminish lines
  • Chocolate weight-loss wrap- a moment on the hips, tightens, tucks, and nips!
  • Hot hair- a cayenne pepper blend that leaves locks silky, soft, and full
  • PediPure- a soothing, smoothing foot scrub made with milk and mint
  • Lustrous Lashes – a simple castor oil serum that thickens and lengthens
  • Perfect Pucker- a mix of salt, green tea, and fruit that plumps up lips naturally

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About the authors:

Raisa Ruder was a registered nurse in her native Ukraine when she decided to move to the United States fifteen years ago. For seven years she worked at the famed Anastasia salon doing eyebrows and facials until opening her own West Hollywood salon in 2005. She noticed the large amount of preservatives in American products and decided to introduce her Babushka’s old world beauty recipes in her salon. She quickly became LA’s go-to-girl. Her clients include: Madonna,Tyra Banks, Molly Simms, Ali Larter, Nicolette Sheridan and others.

Susan Campos is a broadcast and print journalist. She is a former anchor for the national weekend edition of Today. She’s reported for Dateline and hosted numerous entertainment shows on MSNBC. She currently writes trend stories on beauty for The New York Times’ “Styles” section and its T Magazine, and is a contributing editor for Radar Magazine.

Susan Campos met Raisa Ruder when she was writing a story about green beauty. She immediately loved Ruder’s beauty regimen, and a few years later they decided to do a book together.

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This book holds some great beauty tips. Included is a list of “Must-Have Tools” like empty bottles, wash cloths, and measuring cups and spoons. There is also a list of the top ten “Must-Have Ingredients” and ten things vodka can be used for besides drinking. The book also has a great informative chapter on how to create a fab five-star spa right in your own home!  Along with the incredibly wise and money-saving tips are some fabulous recipes. You can find recipes for milk soaks and bubble baths for rest and relaxation and souffles formulated to plump up the face and use before heading out to a big event. There are also recipes for homemade remedies and beauty supplies that focus on your eyes, lips, hair, hands, feet, and the rest of your body. One of my favorite chapters focuses on waxing and shaving with tips on achieving the best wax or shave and recipes for dealing with ingrown hairs and making your own shaving cream. My other favorite chapter has “One-Ingredient Wonders!”  This chapter tells you how you can take one item and beautify yourself easily. For instance, you can blend strawberries (or blueberries or blackberries) and create a facial mask to pump up your skin much like pumping up the skin with bovine collagen. Another great chapter focuses on recycling beauty. It’s great to read this chapter and see how household leftovers, such as coffee grounds and eggshells, can be recycled and used in recipes. This book is great for anyone who wants to save money, be green and beautify themselves at the same time.

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Win it:

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, 3 lucky readers will each win a copy of Babushka’s Beauty Secrets.

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Giveaway ends June 30, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US and Canadian residents. I will select a winner using Random.org and announce the winner the following day. Winner will also be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply. Any comments that do not follow the rules are ineligible to win. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinions. The book, information, and additional books for giveaway were provided by Hachette Book Group. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

Ola Loa – Drink Your Vitamins *Review*

I don’t always eat healthy. I try to get the daily recommended nutrients, but there are some foods out there, mostly vegetables, that I really don’t like to eat. As a way of getting the extra vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients my body needs, I take a daily multi-vitamin. Taking these multi-vitamins everyday is anything but fun. The size of the pills are not always easy to get down. Many of them don’t smell or taste great. Some even begin to dissolve before you get them swallowed and you get that familiar vitamin taste that is not pleasant.

Ola Loa offers advanced supplement powdered drink mixes that are available in convenient single serving packets. Ola Loa products are formulated by nutrition pioneer and one of the founders of  Antioxidant Therapy, Richard Kunin, M.D.

Ola Loa started with two simple goals. The first was to offer scientifically advanced formulas that are based on current clinical studies and research. The second goal was to offer a way that would make taking vitamins both convenient and enjoyable.

Ola Loa products are different from vitamin supplements in pill form and vitamin drinks. The products are formulated to help the body use their ingredients efficiently and effectively.

The Ola Loa Advantage

FORMULATION Based on Sound Nutrition Science:

  • Ola Loa was created to make your life easier and your health better. Each packet of Ola Loa’s vitamin product replaces a hand full of vitamin pills.
  • In formulating Ola Loa, Dr. Kunin chose the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids combination based on their functional uses in the body and his 40 years of scientific research and experience giving nutrients to patients.
  • The Ola Loa formula includes NAC, and Vitamin C (which strengthen antioxidant and immune function), along with six amino acids, CoQ10, and 40 mineral complexes
  • Ola Loa is the only vitamin formula that provides you with  enough TMG, B6, B12, and Folic Acid to lower homocysteine and raise SAM-e. SAM-e has been shown to be effective in easing symptoms of both depression and osteoarthritis.
  • Most vitamin companies use a toxic form of Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin) because it is less expensive. Having seen dangerous consequences of cyanocobalamin supplementation, Dr. Kunin only recommends the safe, more effective form of B-12 (hydroxycobalamin).

Efficient ABSORPTION of nutrients:

  • Since Ola Loa is mixed in a liquid base, the nutrients will absorb better than any pill or tablet can. With Ola Loa your body will get the full power of your nutrients, as well as the full value for your money.
  • The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) says you only absorb 10-20% of the nutrient content of a pill or tablet. Most pills and tablets do not dissolve and break down, so most of their nutritional value and effectiveness is lost. There is no need for your body to break down the vitamins in Ola Loa products, because they are already dissolved in water or juice. When you drink Ola Loa, almost all the nutrients are efficiently processed by the digestive tract and easily absorbed directly into the cells. The PDR suggests that the body absorbs 98% of the nutrients in a supplement like Ola Loa.

CONVENIENCE and Ease-of-Use:

  • With Ola Loa, there are no capsules or pills. To get your daily nutrient supplements all you need to do is open one convenient single serving packet, add its contents to a glass of water or juice, and DRINK YOUR VITAMINS. You are done for the day—it’s that easy! Use Ola Loa as a delicious start to your day or as a way to give a quick boost of energy when you need it.
  • Ola Loa is so gentle on the system that you can take it anytime—even on an empty stomach. With added pineapple enzymes (Bromelain) Ola Loa actually settles the stomach, making it easy to drink your vitamins, when you want.
  • The convenient grab-and-go packs are easy to bring with you wherever you go. Just having Ola Loa around encourages regular vitamin consumption and allows you to get that boost of nutrients whenever, wherever you need it.
  • The single serving air-tight packs maintain the potency and freshness of Ola Loa’s nutrients until you are ready to drink them.

I got the opportunity to try some samples of Ola Loa’s drink mixes. I was expecting them to taste unpleasant or have a gritty texture. I was pleasantly surprised! I did not experience either of these things. The powder mixed well and dissolved quickly. I tried some of them by mixing them in apple juice and some by mixing them in water. Both ways tasted really good! Although I preferred them mixed in juice. The juice gives them an added pleasant flavor.

I tried the Ola Loa ENERGY, which is the first multivitamin-mineral-amino acid supplement to combine advanced nutrition research into a convenient “drink your vitamin” delivery system. It is available in three flavors: cran-raspberry, orange, and tropical. The tropical flavor that I mixed in apple juice was my favorite flavor.  Ola Loa ENERGY is recommended as a once a day multi-vitamin, great for natural energy production and anti-oxidant protection.

Ola Loa ENERGY’s exclusive formula includes:

VITAMINS

Vitamin C becomes non-acidic as it complexes with the minerals of Ola Loa. This assures speedy mineral absorption without stomach irritation. Vitamin C performs its miracles as an antioxidant, an antiviral agent and immune booster. It is also involved in synthesis of hormones, e.g. Estrogen, Testosterone, Cortisone, and Adrenalin. Vitamin C is essential to collagen production, the repair protein for the structure of all tissues, and all the while providing extra protection against blood vessel inflammation and damage.
Coenzyme Q10 is also an antioxidant, and is the key to energy production in every cell in the body.
B Vitamins in ample doses of hard-to-get folic acid, B12, and B6, which offer protection against homocysteine-induced vascular injury and premature aging.
Vitamin A-Retinol is essential to healing and repair of all tissues, including production and function of white blood cells, the key to immune power.

MINERALS

Selenium an essential mineral which has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral qualities.
Boron is a key component to Calcium utilization and efficiency and involved in regulation of sex hormones.
Potassium is a vital electrolyte, a partner with magnesium for regulation of activity at all cell membranes.

AMINO ACIDS

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) replenishes glutathione, the most important cellular antioxidant.
Glutathione protects all cells and tissues of the body from damage and acts as an anti-aging nutrient, for skin, heart, lung, liver, intestine and muscles.
L-Arginine a conditionally essential amino acid is often very low in the U.S. diet. It is a source of nitric oxide, a blood vessel relaxer, which regulates blood flow, blood pressure, and normal sexual response. It also contributes to immunity and tissue healing and repair.
L-Lysine is an essential part of collagen, the major protein that shapes our tissues. It is also the major raw material for the production of carnitine, the key to utilization of fat for energy.
L-Glycine has many benefits, including:

  • It aids in the prevention of low blood sugar, advantageous when you miss a meal or on a weight loss diet.
  • It combines with Arginine to form Creatine, thus supporting muscle energy.
  • It provides natural defense against toxic chemicals, including salicylates and phenols associated with food sensitivity.
  • It has a calming effect and is a useful antidote for anxiety, irritability, and muscle tension.

TMG (Tri-Methyl Glycine) also called Betaine, is a source of methyl groups for the activation of methionine into SAMe. The methyl groups can be passed on by SAMe to support a number of bodily functions:

  • Energy production (carnitine)
  • Sustained muscle energy (creatine)
  • Cell regeneration and healing (polyamines)
  • Antacid/Anti-Histamine effect
  • Brain and Nerve repair (myelin)
  • Production of Neurotransmitters (acetylcholine and epinephrine, which control arousal, mood, emotions and learning)
  • Synthesis of the sleep hormone, melatonin

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I also tried Ola Loa SPORT, which is an all natural thirst-quenching and hydrating drink mix that is great for active people. Ola Loa SPORT has electrolytes for energy and stamina, osmolytes, TMG, and Glycine to prevent dehydration and excessive thirst, and Vitamin C with over 60 mineral ascorbates and complexes to support detoxification during activity. This drink mix can help keep you healthy and active all year-long. Spring and summer activities such as running, golf,  and exercise raise your body temperature but can quickly rob your body of Vitamin C, electrolytes, and water. Ola Loa SPORT replaces essential nutrients, and rehydrates your cells with osmolytes, TMG and Glycine. Fall and winter activities such as skiing and hockey stress your body with cold weather, high altitudes, and lots of activity. Ola Loa SPORT’s 1000 mg. Vitamin C, zinc, selenium and copper support your energy and immune systems, while osmolytes TMG and Glycine protect your lips, skin and extremities from below freezing temperatures. So, you can drink Ola Loa SPORT during warm weather activities helps to keep you energized, healthy and motivated and drink it during the winter months so you don’t get sick. Ola Loa SPORT is available in three flavors: mango tangerine, mixed berry, and lemon lime. I really enjoyed the mango tangerine added to water.

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Ola Loa also offers:

  • Ola Loa REPAIR which provides nutrient support for bones, joints, cartilage and the aches and pains of everyday life. REPAIR is recommended for daily bone and joint health, as a general anti-aging vitamin and is a comfort to those concerned about Osteoporosis, Arthritis and regular wear-and-tear on joints.
  • Ola Loa KIDS Multi which is based upon the most up-to-date studies on nutrition and child development and is 100% all-natural with no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or fake sugars.

Ola Loa products are available from their secure online store. You can also order directly from Ola Loa by phone, and purchase products from many natural food vendors throughout the USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. You can try Ola Loa products by requesting a product sample.

You can also find Ola Loa on Twitter and Facebook.

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Disclosure: I received samples of Ola Loa products in exchange for my honest opinions. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

Eco Lips *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

I am a huge fan of lip balm. I feel incomplete if I don’t have anything on my lips. I love to have my lips feeling soft and moisturized.

I discovered Eco Lips which offers lip balm made with nutrient rich organic ingredients. It’s lip balm that is good for people as well as the planet!

When I found out I was getting to review some products from Eco Lips, I was very excited. When the products arrived and I saw the wonderful lip balms, I didn’t know which one to try first. My son often swipes my lip balm. It all started one winter when he was suffering from chapped lips and I gave him one of my tubes of lip balm to carry with him and apply to avoid more chapped lips. He discovered how wonderful his lips can feel when using lip balm and has established the same love for lip balm that I have. I decided to give my son two of the Eco Lips lip balms I received. The first one is Eco Lips Pure & Simple Kiwi-Strawberry.

This lip balm is 100% edible, which is one reason I decided to give it to my son. My son loved the fruity scent and flavor and how smooth it was. It contains certified organic ingredients; sunflower oil, beeswax, kiwi and strawberry flavor; and also includes vitamin E. Due to its purity, it’s a great lip balm for kids.

The second lip balm I gave to my son, from Eco Lips’ co-branded lip care line, is the Honest Kids Tropical Tango Punch.

This lip balm is also great for kids. It is 100% edible and USDA Certified Organic. The Honest Kids lip balms are flavor-matched to Honest Tea’s kids line of fruit juices. My son said it goes on smooth and the scent and flavor are awesome. It has certified organic ingredients sunflower seed oil, beeswax, tropical flavor, jojoba seed oil, Calendula flower extract and also includes vitamin E.

I also got to try two lip balms from the Eco Tints tinted lip care line; Eco Tints Rose Quartz and Eco Tints Sugar Plum.

Both of these lip balms moisturize with organic plant oils, beeswax, and aloe vera and contain natural earth minerals that give your lips a shimmering glow. They are carmine free, gluten-free, cruelty free, free of nano-particles and contain no hydrogenated oils. Eco Tints Rose Quartz is a sheer rose mineral-tinted lip balm while the Eco Tints Sugar Plum is a sheer berry-wine mineral-tinted lip balm. Both of these lip balms go on smooth and give your lips a beautiful shimmering tint that would be fun to wear in the place of lipstick. I love that these lip balms add color to your lips while moisturizing them.

From Eco Lips premium lip care line, I received the Eco Lips Hemp Lip Balm.

This lip balm is made with Certified Organic Manitoba Harvest hemp seed oil and is nutrient rich with herbs and vitamins. Hemp seed oil is a very thin oil that easily absorbs into the skin and delivers Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a rare nutrient also found in mother’s milk. The lip balm delivers a natural balance of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and essential amino acids. These nutrients help your lips stay soft, moist, and supple. One of the ingredients included is organic vanilla flavor, which gives the lip balm a great scent and flavor.

And last, but not least, from the specialty line, I received Eco Lips Energy Lip Balm.

This is my favorite lip balm! It is a unique lip balm, infused with caffeine, green tea, and vitamin B12. Unlike most “energy” products which are absorbed through the digestive system, the infusion of Eco Lips Energy transfers the nutrients directly into your body through your lips and mouth, resulting in a quicker surge of energy utilizing a smaller dose of ingredients. I love how the organic spearmint oil and organic peppermint oil make your lips feel cool and tingly. That, combined with the caffeine, gives a great feeling boost without jitters!

Eco Lips is a company that cares about people and the planet. Their  lip balms are cruelty free and petroleum free. Eco Lips is a member of Organic Trade Association and approved for people and the planet by Co-op America.

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Win it:

1 lucky reader will win their choice of Eco Lips product.

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To Enter:

Main (MANDATORY) entry: Visit Eco Lips and browse through the great selection of lip care available. Leave a comment here with a product you would love to try.

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Giveaway ends June 21, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US residents. Winner is chosen via Random.org and announced the following day. Winner will also be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply. Any comments that do not follow the rules are ineligible to win. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received products mentioned above in exchange for my honest opinions. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

All Terrain Kids Care *Review*

My son loves spending time playing outdoors. I am so happy that he developed the same love of nature that I have. It’s healthy for children to play and enjoy outdoors. Not only does playing outdoors help children develop physically, it also helps them develop a sense of curiosity, creativity, environment appreciation and much more.

All Terrain offers a kids care line of products that are specifically developed to protect kids’ outdoor enjoyment. The kids outdoor protection products include insect repellents, sunscreens, itch and rash creams, skin soothing gel, bandages, soaps, and antibacterial wipes. All Terrain believes that nature provides the best protection. To go along with that belief, the products are all natural and free from harsh chemicals that could be harmful to young skin.

I received two products from the kids care line to review. The first product is the Kids Soothing Soap.

This 4 oz bar of soap is all natural and hard-milled. It naturally cleanses and eases dry, itchy, and irritated skin. It is the perfect size for little hands. My son enjoyed using it after a day of running, jumping, and rolling around outside. I tried the soap on my arms and I love that it is very gentle on the skin. Its scent is mild and pleasantly fresh smelling. It lathers beautifully and rinses off perfectly. I also love that the soap didn’t dry my skin out. It left my skin feeling clean and soft.

The other product I received is the Kids Itch & Rash Cream.

This 2 oz bottle of cream is all natural and paraben-free. It has colloidal oatmeal USP which helps relieve itching. The itch and rash cream is great for protecting and relieving minor skin irritations and itching due to rashes, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and eczema. We live in the country and have many irritating insects and lots of poison ivy and poison oak growing outside. When my son came indoors from playing, one day, complaining of itching, I used the Kids Itch & Rash Cream and pleasantly discovered that it was not greasy. It applied smoothly and did not need a lot of rubbing or leave his skin greasy, wet, or overly dry. The cream went on white and, after applying, was clear. It did not take a large amount of cream to apply, so the 2 oz bottle will go a long way. After receiving an insect bite myself, I applied a small amount of the cream and love that I felt relief from itching. I also enjoyed the same pleasant scent that I experienced with the soap.

In addition to the kid’s care products,  All Terrain offers natural remedy products that use only natural ingredients, cruelty-free, and field tested for use by all outdoor enthusiasts.  Whether you enjoy hiking, gardening, camping, going to the beach, or any other outdoor activity; All Terrain has products to help protect you insects, the sun, or anything else nature can throw at you.

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Disclosure: I received sample products in exchange for my honest opinions. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own and different people may have different outcomes.

Kerasal Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

I enjoy having skin that is soft and smooth and I often wear sandals around the house. When I saw that Kerasal offered products that are “guaranteed to soften the toughest, driest feet”, I was very interested. Not only do their products deliver easy, fast, and effective results; they are also recommended by podiatrists. Kerasal’s foot cream, lotion, and moisturizers eliminate cracked heels, dry feet, and calluses and make your feet soft and smooth.

I received a sample of Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy. I have used it daily over the past week and I am amazed at the results! This richly concentrated foot ointment works just as promised. In just a few days of daily use, I was beginning to see and feel the difference. Before using the ointment, I had dry, rough and cracked feet. After using the ointment daily for 7 days, my feet are moisturized, soft and smooth. The ointment is silky and it felt great to massage my feet with it and my feet instantly felt more moisturized each day I used it.
More about Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy
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The nation’s #1 selling ointment for softening feet and controlling calluses build up, Kerasal’s Moisturizing Foot Ointment is guaranteed to repair and soften even the toughest, dry feet, cracked heels and calluses when used as directed. Kerasal’s Exfoliating Moisturizing Foot Ointment for cracked heels is a highly effective, dual action formula that both exfoliates and moisturizes in one step and is guaranteed to soften even the most severely damaged, dry feet.
Benefits of Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy
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  • For moderate to severely rough and cracked heels
  • Rehydrates, exfoliates and helps maintain moisture balance
  • Softens calluses and controls callus build up
  • Fast results, usually in 3–7 days
  • Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association
Other than the Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy, Kerasal offers several other foot creams, lotions and moisturizers to help anyone achieve soft and smooth feet. The Kerasal website also offers great foot care advice like basic foot health information and foot care tips, a “Foot Time” daily regimen for help in keeping your feet feeling and looking their best, and advice on dealing with common foot complaints.
Buy it:
Kerasal’s advanced moisturizing Foot Care Products for cracked heels are now widely available over the counter at stores everywhere and online. Click here for a $1 off coupon.
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One lucky reader will win Kerasal Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy.
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Giveaway ends June 16, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US residents. Winner will be picked via Random.org and announced the following day. Winner will also be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply before another winner is chosen. Any comments not following the rules will be deleted. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received sample products in exchange for my honest opinions. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

Ocean *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

Spring is a beautiful season. Flowers are blooming. Grass is being cut. Spring also brings about some not so beautiful things like stuffy and runny noses.

Seasonal allergies can be rough to cope with. It is a good thing there are products out there that can help when your sinuses get the best of you.
Fleming Pharmaceuticals offers OCEAN, a family of products that help people who suffer from nasal and sinus congestion, dry nose, or irritated nasal passages due to allergies, colds, sinus infections, nasal surgery, and more. The OCEAN® nasal saline products help sufferers breathe easier and provide a convenient easy to use saline solution that is safe for the whole family. The products are non medicated so there is no need for concerns of drug side effects, overdose, or interactions with other medications.

OCEAN® Premium Saline Nasal Spray

The OCEAN® Premium Saline Nasal Spray offers 3 delivery options in one bottle. When held upright, the bottle delivers a fine mist. When held horizontally, the bottle delivers a stream of solution. When held upside down, the bottle delivers drops of saline. So depending on your need, the Premium Saline Nasal Spray offers you just the right amount. Using this product can help soothe dry or irritated nasal passages and relief for stuffy noses due to allergies, colds, dry air, smoke, pollution, and even the dryness you can get from the use of decongestants. It is non medicated so it is safe for frequent daily use and gentle enough for infants.

OCEAN for Kids® Saline Nasal Spray

The OCEAN for Kids® Saline Nasal Spray is specially formulated for newborns, toddlers, and children up to 12 years of age. It features the same 3 delivery options as the Premium Saline Nasal Spray and provides instant soothing relief to irritated nasal passages. It also delivers soothing glycerin for extra moisturizing. The smaller spray tip is a better fit for small noses. OCEAN for Kids® is also non medicated so it is safe for frequent use and there are no drug side effects.
My seven year old son also suffers from seasonal allergies and gets the occasional stuffy nose. My son has tried other nasal sprays and has immediately jerked his head back when it’s sprayed in his nose. My son hesitatingly agreed for me to use the OCEAN for Kids® on him. I opted to go with the mist delivery option and first showed him how the spray looked when the bottle was held upright and gently squeezed. He saw that it was a fine gentle mist and allowed me to spray it into his nose. He didn’t jerk his head back! I was very impressed. I thought maybe he would just out of habit, but he stood very still and even inhaled after each spray. When the spraying was done he said “That wasn’t bad at all. The spray didn’t shoot up into my brain like the others.” After a moment he said that his nose felt better and wasn’t stuffy like it was before using the spray.

OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation

OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation is a two-in-one product that helps relieve and soothe nasal and sinus congestion and dryness. It is similar to the action of a neti pot, but without the mess. OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation features a special nasal saline streaming nozzle (orange tip) that provides positive pressure sinus irrigation and a nasal mist applicator (white tip) that provides nasal moisturizing. The unique saline formula is pre-mixed and ready to go for easy and convenient use. Like the other OCEAN products, it is non medicated and can be used as often as needed without any drug side effects.
I had used many nasal sprays in the past and was never really satisfied with the results. This product did take a bit of getting use to at first, as I had never used any type of nasal irrigation product. I like that this came with a wide adapter that can be easily attached to the tip. The adapter made it more comfortable to spray into the nose. I was like my son and expecting a strong stream of saline solution to go shooting up my nose, but I was pleasantly surprised by a gentle stream that washed my nasal passages. Naturally, there was a little fluid that made its way to the back of my throat, but it was easily removed with a little cough. I loved how my nasal passages instantly felt clean. And when my nasal passages get dry, I love that OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation can moisturize them with an easy change of the tip.

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In addition to the OCEAN® Premium Saline Nasal Spray, OCEAN for Kids®, and OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation, the OCEAN line of products also features OCEAN Ultra® Sterile Saline Nasal Mist in a pressurized canister and OCEAN® Gel with hydraluronan for moisturizing dry skin in and around the nose.

Buy it:
OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, and online at drugstore.com. It is also available at any local pharmacy through all major wholesalers. Suggested retail price is $14.99 for 6 fl.oz. canister.

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