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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.

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Good Earth *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

I enjoy cooking meals at home for my family, but now and then it’s nice when I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal or trying to multitask with several dishes being cooked at once.

Introducing Good Earth dry dinner kits:

When dinner means tons of pots and pans and mixing or chopping for hours, sometimes dining out seems tempting. Now with new Good Earth TM dry dinner kits, you can have restaurant taste without the restaurant wait and still have a wholesome dinner.

With appetizing entrées from Good Earth, dining in is sure to become the new dining out. Enjoy cooking a sophisticated, restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Each variety includes vibrant and flavorful sauces along with specialty ingredients like sweet basil, white wine and dried tomatoes. Delicious dinners that allow you to keep a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste, Good Earth dry dinner kits are perfect for whipping up a no-fail, five-star cuisine in less than 30 minutes.

100% whole grain, no trans fat, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, no MSG – just add meat and, voilà! Dinner is served.

Coming to stores this June, Good Earth dry dinner kits offer a selection of four delectable meals: Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta, Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto and Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta.

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Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I received a Good Earth gift pack that included a Good Earth Mediterranean Chicken dry dinner kit, two sets of bamboo flatware, two bamboo dishes, a bamboo utility board and a 100% recyclable grocery tote.

The bamboo items included in this gift pack are of great quality. They also come in real handy for preparing and serving the dry dinner kit.

The reusable grocery bag is a very generous size and I am going to love using it when do our shopping!

The Good Earth Mediterranean Chicken dry dinner kit was so easy to make and was delicious! It really did taste like something I could order from a restaurant. It only took about 20 minutes to make! Included in the dinner kit is 100% whole grain angel hair pasta, creamy sauce with olive oil, Mediterranean seasoning with tomatoes, and seasoned whole wheat flour. All I had to add was chicken, a little olive oil to cook the chicken in, hot water and a little milk. The directions where so easy to follow. I really like that the box also featured chef-inspired tips like substituting the chicken with pork tenderloin or stirring in fresh asparagus pieces or artichoke hearts near the end of cooking. I loved the seasoned whole wheat flour. With the chicken breaded in the flour, it smelled so wonderful as it was cooking and tasted just as wonderful! It was a great healthy meal that my family loved!

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Win it:

1 lucky reader will win a Good Earth gift pack like the one I received. The gift pack includes:

  • Good Earth Mediterranean Chicken dry dinner kit
  • Two sets of bamboo flatware
  • Two bamboo dishes
  • Bamboo utility board
  • 100% recyclable grocery tote
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To Enter:

Main (MANDATORY) entry: Leave a comment here mentioning which new flavor of Good Earth dry dinner kit you would like to try.

(There are 4 flavors: Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta, Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto, and Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta)

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Giveaway ends June 25, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US 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 Good Earth gift pack in exchange for my honest opinions. The gift pack, information, and additional gift pack for giveaway were provided by Good Earth and MyBlogSpark. 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.

Wholesale Keychain *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

Wholesale Keychain is an online store that offers several keychains and keyrings at remarkable prices. You can buy individual keychains or buy them in bulk. They also offer engraving on many of the styles so they make excellent gifts for loved ones.

I received the Digital Photo Keychain & Keyring with Stand in Pink to review.

This keychain is amazing! It is a great personal mobile photo album. It features a 1.5″ display screen. It supports up to 100 images of any size. The images are easy to download from your PC or MAC computer. It has self-contained firmware that is so simple to use and is very user-friendly. All you need to do is connect the keychain to your computer with the included USB cable.  It was very quick at downloading the pictures I wanted to add to the keychain. Once I had my photos downloaded to the keychain, I got to enjoy seeing my photos displayed on the keychain. You can have your photos display as a slide show, which includes some great transition effects, or you can turn the slide show off where you can move from photo to photo by using the buttons on the side of the keychain. There is also a clock feature, which the keychain automatically matches to your computer date and time when connected to the computer. To conserve the battery life, the keychain also features an auto shutdown.

I love my digital photo keychain. It is great for when you are out and about and happen to run into an old friend or acquaintance and you want to show off some family photos.

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Win it:

1 lucky reader will win the Digital Photo Keychain & Keyring with Stand in Pink from Wholesale Keychain.

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To Enter:

Main (MANDATORY) entry: Visit Wholesale Keychain and browse through the great selection of keychains available. Leave a comment here with a keychain you would love to have, besides the one mentioned above.

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5 entries: Mention this giveaway on your blog/site. Leave 5 comments and include your link in at least one of them.

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Giveaway ends June 23, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US 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 product 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.

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.

Wholesale Costume Club *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

Halloween is less than five months away and costume parties are becoming really popular. You can save money buying wholesale Halloween costumes. I discovered Wholesale Costume Club and immediately fell in love with their huge choice of costumes and awesome prices. Wholesale Costume Club lets you buy costumes and accessories at wholesale club member or non-member prices that are below the lowest retail prices you’ll find anywhere. In addition to lower prices and discounted shipping, as a member there are no minimum order requirements. This benefit is great for families of any size.

Wholesale Costume Club gave me the opportunity to try one of their costumes. The selection they offer is tremendous! They have great new designs from popular costume manufacturers. The costumes you will find are the same costumes you will find at mass retail stores and online shops. They offer costumes for men, women, couples, plus size, teen, infant, toddler, girls, boys and even pets. They also offer hats, masks, wigs, and other costume accessories. I had a hard time choosing a costume to review, so I let my son pick out a costume among the boys Halloween costumes. He had fun browsing through all the costumes and decided on the Deluxe Clone Trooper Leader Rex.

The blaster toy is not included with the costume but it does feature a blue, white, and black jumpsuit, made of soft and comfortable polyester, with armor, made of EVA. Included with the costume is a wide white belt and two-piece, multi-colored helmet. The costume fit my son comfortably and still allowed him the ability to move around easily. It is also easy to put on and take off.

My son is excited that this year he will be dressing up as Clone Trooper Captain Rex.

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Win it:

2 lucky readers will win a Wholesale Costume Club membership.

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To Enter:

Main (MANDATORY) entry: Visit Wholesale Costume Club and browse through the great selection of costumes available. Leave a comment here with a costume you would love to buy.

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5 entries: Mention this giveaway on your blog/site. Leave 5 comments and include your link in at least one of them.

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Giveaway ends June 18, 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. Any comments that do not follow the rules will not be eligible to win. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a costume 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.

Silver Dolphin *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

I am really glad that my son has a love for books and reading. I enjoy finding books for my son that are educational and entertaining. I was so happy to discover Silver Dolphin, a company that offers innovative nonfiction children’s books that are both entertaining and educational.

Silver Dolphin offers several books for babies and children ages newborn to 12. They offer great series like Snappy Builder that allows readers to build 3-D scenes and characters, I Love Pets! that includes fun drawing kits, Learning in Action that features sounds, lights and movement, Master Engineer that allows readers to build awesome models, and several others. Many of the books found at Silver Dolphin have been recognized for their educational aspects by noted organizations such as Parents’ Choice Awards, Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards, and others. All of the books offered at Silver Dolphin are tested in accordance with federal guidelines and reviewed by a safety testing specialist from the manufacturing stage on through to the final product.
My son and I got the opportunity to review a couple of books from Silver Dolphin.
One title my son chose was Action Files: Sharks.

(image from Silver Dolphin website)

Action Files: Sharks by Camilla de la Bedoyere features an amazingly awesome 3-D lenticular image of sharks on the cover. It’s almost as if you could reach right into the cover and touch one of the sharks! Inside are several fact filled pages that describe several species of sharks and their anatomy, how and what they eat, how they attack, how they reproduce, ancient shark relatives, and how they are threatened into extinction, how scientists study them and try to save them from extinction.
Included with the book are stickers that can be placed into the fact book and accompanying storybook, Shark Attack. Among the stickers are “shark rating stickers” that can be used to rate each shark species as “Killer!” or “Cool!”

At the bottom of each page are suggested activities to further the learning. The activities include things such as going to the Facts For Projects website and following web links that contain more information and pictures, sound files,  games, quizzes, and video clips or suggestions such as visiting local libraries and other places to find more information. Included in the stickers are activity stickers that you can place in the book alongside the suggested activity when you have completed the activity.

Also included with the book are 18 info cards that feature the amazing different shark species with a great illustration on one side and educational facts about the species on the other side.

Action Files: Sharks is packed full of education on sharks and even includes a fun shark mask to make and a huge colorful poster with the shark species featured in the book.

(image from Silver Dolphin website)

The other book my son chose was Learning in Action: Dinosaurs.

(image from Silver Dolphin website)

Learning in Action: Dinosaurs by John Malam Features a great T Rex embossed on the front cover. When you press the button on the cover, the T Rex comes alive with a roar and opens his eyelid to show a glowing red eye.

The above pictures show the T Rex’s eye before and after pressing the button.

When you open the book, there is a 3-D pop-up of a  baby Eoraptor hatching from an egg and you can hear it’s small yet impressive roar. Throughout the book there are other 3-D pop-ups and lift-the-flap pages. The book is brilliantly illustrated by John Francis and includes amazing facts about dinosaur babies, the Mesozoic era, the earliest dinosaurs like the Plateosaurus, the different dinosaur families and types, what and how they ate, how they defended themselves, possible causes of extinction, and about fossils and how the fossils tell us about the dinosaurs.
My son enjoyed reading this book and he loves the page with information and the 3-D pop-up of an Allosaurus.

Silver Dolphin books can be purchased at online retailers such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Indie Bound..
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the books mentioned in above post  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.


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