Thursday, February 17, 2011

Desert Essence Pumpkin Hand Repair Cream

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This is the best hand repair cream I have ever used! My hands get very dry in the winter to the point that they crack and even bleed. Since using this cream, when used daily, my hands haven't gotten this way. I've used this cream for a few years now, and have no complaints.

It's 100% VEGAN, WHEAT and GLUTEN Free and contains no PARABENS, SODIUM LAURYL/LAURETH SULFATES, PHTHALATES, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES OR COLORS, SILICONES, EDTA, GLYCOL OR PETROLEUM BASED INGREDIENTS, which means it's great for very sensitive skin - like mine! Many of the hand creams I've used in the past would make my skin very itchy (even when my hands weren't cracked or irritated) and didn't work well at all. My hands got slightly itchy the first time I used this cream, but my hands were so cracked and irritated that I believe that is why it felt that way. It healed my cracked skin rather quickly and my hands haven't gotten itchy from it since. It contains Organic Jojoba Oil which deeply penetrates the skin making it soft; Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil and high levels of vitamins A, C, E & K plus Zinc, which helps to fight the daily stress put on the hands by the environment.

It has a pleasant scent and dries pretty fast. You don't need to use much each time and it's not necessary to reapply each hour (unless you're washing your hands excessively) - so it lasts quite awhile.  

Aqueous Infusion of Certified Organic Extracts: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed1 and Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf1, Certified Organic Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil3, Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil2, Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax*, Stearic Acid*, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils.

1 Certified Organic by QCS

2 Certified Organic by QAI
3 Certified Organic by GOCA 

* Vegetable Derived 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ipod Classic 6th generation

                                                                                ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I have had this ipod for 3-4 years and it still works great. I think that the 6th generation is better then the 7th generation because I have heard how some people had it for only a couple of weeks and it died. Now that hasn't happened with my ipod so I tend to think it was either a faulty ipod or it's the newer model (which is thinner then the older model).

What I love about ipods:

#1 - it's capable of holding up to 40,000 songs
#2 - I can watch movies
#3 - I can watch T.V. shows
#4 - I can play games on it (it comes with 3 games plus you can buy more at itunes)
#5 - I can download podcasts from itunes and listen to them on the ipod (most are free)
#6 - all the extras that are on it like the calender, clock (you can see what time it is anywhere in the world), alarm clock (where you can set alarms for multiple days & times [and you get to pick what music/playlist you want the alarm to play]), sleep timer (part of the alarm where you set it to shut off in 15, 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes), screen lock (which locks the ipod after you set it with a 4 digit code).
#7 - how easy the click wheel scrolls.
#8 - the stopwatch, great for when I need to time something.

There are other things this ipod has...but I don't use them much:

Contacts (which from the computer you add to your ipod your list of contacts)
sleep - you click this on your ipod and it shuts off (which is nicer than having to hold the play/pause button)
shuffle songs - it shuffles all the songs so that it will play all the songs you have on your ipod randomly.

I really think that this is so much better than other brands and products. I love it so much. I use it pretty much everyday. I have a protective case over it that keeps the screen protected from scratches and fingerprints, and the ipod itself safe.

                                                                  GRIFFIN REFLECTIVE CASE                      
                                                                               ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have had other cases but this one is the best. Other than it being sorta hard to open (you need to have a coin or something) I love it. It's really good at protecting my ipod because I have dropped it a couple of times and it's still working great. The case doesn't cover the click wheel, but that isn't that much of a problem. The backplate has a rubberized finish for easy grip, which is great.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wii Game System/Wii Remote Charging Station Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This system is really GREAT. I can't think of anything I don't love about this system. There's all types of games available now for it, like workout games, trivia games, sports games, singing games & other types of games.

I also have these charging stations by Nyko that charge the wii remotes magnetically, & what's really nice about them is that you don't have to take the covers off the wii remotes to charge them.

I think if you buy this system you won't be sorry. It can be a gym & an arcade. I love it!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gold's Gym Dance Workout - Wii Game Review

★ ★ ★ ★ 

This game really is a workout! At first it's hard to get the dance moves right, but just keep faking it and soon you'll start getting better (at least that's the way it was with me). I love the dance workout that plays Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" song in the background; it's really fun to dance to and the dance moves are great. The cardio workouts and mini games are really nice. I like that this game keeps track of the calories you've burned and shows what you can eat for that amount of calories. There are over 30 songs, including: Just Dance; Material Girl; I will Survive; Stronger; & Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) to name a few. This game has a lot more gadgets than the old Gold's Gym does. This one is really fun to play and I can feel it in my abs when I have to twist from side to side and other stuff it does in the game. I always feel exhausted when done. One more thing, this game does ask you questions like how much sleep you get, what are your goals and other stuff. Really cool game. Love it.

Gold's Gym Cardio Workout - Wii Game Review

★ ★ ★ ★ 

This is a great game if you are looking for a workout with some fun mixed in. I love how this game tells how many calories are burned and all the exercises are really great. I also really like the boxing examinations. This game is so much better than other workout games. I only wish there were more songs that I've heard of on this game. Overall Great Wii game.