Accuflora [Review]

Accurflora is a probiotic supplement that can be taken up to twice a day for a 12 hour support. Accurflora contains 5 beneficial stains of probiotics, which is listed on the information pamphlet [See Photo A] It’s the good bacteria that is found in yogurt. It is made to provide an internal balance to your digestive system after you’ve eaten fast food or dairy products.

Accuflora is made is the USA and distributed by the Church & Dwight company. This company also distributes other products such as Arm & Hammer, First Response, Oxi Clean and Trojan. Did I mention Church & Dwight also distributes the Spin Brush?

The things I DID like about Accuflora:

  • Was that within 24 hours I noticed a deceased in stomach bloating. This even was during my menstrual cycle. The relief of my discomfort is a major plus for this product.
  • I did notice a sense of regularity after 48 hours of using accuflora.
  • The caplets were easy to swallow. I didn’t notice any bitter or medication like taste.

The things I DID NOT about Accuflora:

  • That the statement “accuflora contains a blend of 5 beneficial strains of live active cultures to help support digestive health.” Followed by the list of the 5 live cultures have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.
  • I noticed an increase of my Acid Reflux. I can’t say with certainty that was due to this product, however when I didn’t take the second pill in the evening (after dinner) I didn’t have any problems.
  • After the 14 day challenge I really didn’t notice any difference besides the decrease in bloating.

 

I did take the 14 day challenge. I started with two caplets twice a day, in the mornings and in the evenings. I didn’t notice any stomach upset. It was pretty basic & simple. It is recommended that this product be kept refrigerated after opening for best results. I wonder about the expiration date and it’s effect on the product. The product does contain some milk. Would it lose it’s potency the longer it sits on the shelf? I wonder should it have a “Best Used By” label as well as an expiration date.

I would take this more often due to my digestive imbalance due to stress and aging. As a professional CDL driver, I tend to be under stress a lot due to driving, trying to prevent accidents, time schedules, etc. I eat fast food, mostly on the run, while driving. This product is a great addition to my daily supplemental intake. I did find that this product is only available in certain stores (in my area) such as Target and CVS. The average cost is around $10 for 60 caplets. Target does offer a cheaper price for an online purchase. Not sure I would continue to buy this product just due to it’s an added monthly expense, however I will consider taking it during my menstrual cycle only because it works (for me) far better for bloating than the standard medication such as Midol or Pamprin.

 

[I received this product complimentary from Smiley360 for testing purposes. The opinion above is 100% mine.]

Smiley360

Truly Radiant [Review]

I recieved the New Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste and the Truly Radiant Spinbrush from Smiley360. I was rather excited to get this. I had seen it out in stores recently, wondered how well it worked. I am conscious about my teeth since I’ve had braces, oral surgeries since I was little. All that for a beautiful smile, so dental products are always a plus for me.

Arm & Hammer is a multi-brand company that makes several products such as laundry care products, household deodorizers, personal care, pet care products. It is a trusted brand. The Truly Radiant toothpaste contains baking soda for fresh breath and removing plague. Active Calcium is for strengthening the tooth enamel. The loss of tooth enamel can cause sensitivity when eating hot & cold foods, along with tooth decay.  The peroxide assists in removing stains, restoring gloss to the teeth. The Truly Radiant Spinbrush has a switch on/off button. The button can also be held down for manual control. It requires 2 AA batteries and the brush head is replaceable.

I didn’t like:

  • When first using it, the toothbrush is very powerful. It does take some getting used to, if you’re not used to powered brushes.
  • The toothpaste does have a slight burning or stinging sensation (if you’re not used to it). I couldn’t wait to wipe it off my chin, because of the sensation. Continuing to get used to the product, the toothpaste isn’t as harsh as the first time.
  • As far as tongue brushing, the Spinbrush takes some getting used to. I shut it off for the tongue brushing.

I did like:

  • That after using the Spinbrush for the first time, using it like an actual dental brush it seemed to be much more comfortable. I brushed each tooth separately just like at a dental cleaning appointment.
  • I liked the way my teeth felt after brushing. A smooth, clean, just walked out of the dentist office feel.
  • That the Spinbrush heads are replaceable. A package of two heads costs around $9.00, that should last six months. I toss my toothbrush every 3 months or so.
  • That the Spinbrush works on 2 AA batteries.
  • The design of the brush head. There is a circle at the top with two rings of elongated bristles, which changes colors when its time to replace the head. Then there is the bottom half of the brush that moves up & down.
  • I take more time brushing my teeth, more aware of cleaning each tooth.
  • Inexpensive & effective.

My Recommendation: This oral hygiene product is easy to use. Although it may take some getting used to, if you’re not used to powered toothbrushes. It’s worth the cost. The Spinbrush runs around $9.00 and the toothpaste runs around $4.00.  I’m 100% satisfied with both the toothpaste and spinbrush. I will continue to use this product.

[I received these products complimentary from Smiley360 for testing purposes. The opinion above is 100% mine.]

Smiley360

Super 8 in Ringgold Georgia [Review]

My Beloved had a video gamer friend he wanted to meet for the first time. This friend just happened to live in Ringgold, Georgia. I decided to drive from Illinois the 10 hours there. I did forget the hour time difference. OPPS.

This town didn’t seem to big from the exits that I’ve seen. We decided to stop at the Super 8 off Exit 348. This review doesn’t have any photos, because I forgot due to exhaustion.

This review will be short & not so sweet. The management was friendly & helpful. Telling us about the tornado that happened a few years back and sadly destroyed many businesses in the area.

I didn’t like:

  • The way the room smelled when we first opened it up. Like mildew, stuffy wet room.
  • The bed wasn’t the most comfortable, pillows too soft. (had my mine)
  • Was way too expensive for what the room looked like and the over all experience. ($90 per night)
  • Breakfast was coffee, bagels, hot & cold cereal, cinnamon roll, juice and waffles. This breakfast was better than the one at Econo Lodge in Tifton Georgia. A lot cleaner, well-kept and roomier.
  • No swimming. Not a very big parking lot.

I did like:

  • The rooms were on the first floor.
  • The parking was one way diagonal parking across the room.
  • The photo over the headboard of the bed. Was a really cool cityscape.
  • The wifi required a password. Once I need it, I could leave and come back and not have to log-in again. It was just automatic. Unlike having to agreeing to the contract every time.

I would not recommend this hotel based on my personal experience. It’s too expensive for the over all experience you receive. If you’re in a pinch and need to get off the road for the night then go for it. However, check out the Holiday Inn Express behind it. I’m sure they will be overpriced as well. Good Luck.

Econo Lodge in Tifton Georgia [Review]

I was traveling to Tifton Georgia for my oldest son’s wedding. However, I wanted to make sure that we had a place to sleep where we arrived there. I used TripAdvisor at first, but I really didn’t like their reviews, most importantly the prices that were offered. Most of the reviews were really negative, which had me worried. I continued looking for an inexpensive hotel to stay. I couldn’t see spending $100 per night for just a few extras. I used hotels.com, booking.com to get an idea of prices, along with TripAdvisor.

I continued to read the reviews. I found that it was cheaper for me to go directly to the website of the hotel, after I read online about someone having to pay a third-party fee or full price. In my opinion those third-party apps tend to be more expensive. I reserved two rooms with a king bed, after reading some of the reviews on their website. Their price was $65 per night, cheaper by $25 from the night before at the Super 8.

New logo (2008–present).

New logo (2008–present). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Econo Lodge in Tifton, Georgia.   Econo Lodge is part of Choice Hotels. I signed up for the Choice Privileges Program. I noticed a slight discount and points for free overnight stays. The Econo Lodge is located along Interstate 75. There are two separate buildings with the swimming slightly in the middle (layout forms an “L”). There is an upper & lower floors, stairs are open concrete. I prefer the lower level.

I didn’t like:

  • There was no ice bucket in the room, just the lid. A small mistake by housekeeping.
  • The “free” breakfast consisted of bagels or toast. Coffee, apple and orange juice. Selection of cold and hot cereals. A very small cinnamon bun (local Walmart brand).
  • The inside of the pool looked or was stained. There was no liner, the concrete just looked stained, but the pool water was very clean along with the pool area itself.
  • That the mounted TV was slightly off-center from the bed, which at times made it difficult to use the remote from different angles.

I did like:

  • Outside entry doors. This is a matter of personal preference. I prefer having my car parked right outside my room window, instead having to walk inside a building, similar to an apartment building.
  • There was an iron, ironing board, microwave and mini refrigerator in the room.  We had traveled almost 1000 miles. We needed to keep our food & soda cold. Along with ironing the clothes for the wedding, was needed after having them neatly folded in our suitcases.
  • I enjoyed having the TV mounted on the wall. This allowed for more free area in the room.
  • That the room was clean, didn’t smell musty, moldy.
  • The booklet inside the room that gave the visitor lots of helpful information. The different for TV & radio channels (alarm clock on night stand). Page for general information about guest laundry, ice machine, about rooms, pool hours. A page with a map of rooms. Page with local business in the surrounding area.
  • The site is off Interstate 75. The shopping mall is within walking distance and several other small shops close by.
  • That the office staff was very friendly and helpful.
  • It was a relief to know that even after making a reservation, that they will hold a room for me
  • FREE wifi. However, I had to log in every time I returned to the lodge. There is no password required, only works inside the building. Sometimes there were times when I was kicked off while in my room. Quickly logged back on.

I would recommend this Econo Lodge for an over night stay or even for longer. We stayed two nights. I was pleased with the over all facility and service. I will continue to use the Econo Lodge in Tifton Georgia will I return for family get togethers. I was not disappointed with any of it, including the price.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for writing this review. This review is based on my experience using this Econo Lodge in Tifton, Georgia.

Vow Vox Box 2 [Review]

This is the second part of my Vow Vox Box product review.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. This product was very disappointing. It is a pretty color, however it is just too light. Maybe use this for french tip, in place of the white color. But I wouldn’t recommend it as a solid base color. This product states that it is 7  nail benefits in one bottle. A base coat, strengthner, growth treatment, color, top coat, chip-resistant, gel shine. I will say it doesn’t chip easily. Just not a big fan of the color. This sells around $5.50 up to $8.00. No I would not pay either price for this. The applicator brush is unique, because it’s flat. However, there are streaks when applying the first coat. It doesn take several coats to cover up the streaks. I would try another color of this particular nail product to see if the results are the same. There are 56 shades to choose from.

Tide to Go. This is a travel size instant stain remover. I’ve used this before. Loved it! It works great on the run. I keep on in my purse for emergencies. I use it as a pre-stain remover. I seen these sell for $1.00 and up. You can purchase 3 in a pack for around $8.00

Riley & Grey. Is a wedding website. Where couples can build their wedding website from scratch. This is a great thing to have so that any & all family & friends can view the beautiful & very special day for their loved ones. Here is a link for the FAQ page to give you an idea about the site. I will be giving this to my future daughter in law to set up for her & my oldest son to show off their southern wedding.

All my discount information in on the back of this card.

All my discount information in on the back of this card.

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Vow Vox Box [Review]

My third vox box. Complimentary for testing purposes from Influester.com

My third vox box. Complimentary for testing purposes from Influester.com

I was excited to receive my third vox box from Influenster. This box is called the “Vow Vox Box” and this is what was inside.

Inside the Vow Vox Box

Inside the Vow Vox Box

  • Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. This product is something I’ve always wanted to try, however never had the money to spend on it. The product states that in 8 weeks most dark spots on my face will be gone or faded. According to the jar, it should be applied in the morning and evening. I will say that this is worth the money (so far). It has a fresh, clean smell to it, almost like shampoo. There is no greasy feeling after it is applied. The cream can be worm underneath makeup and doesn’t have a heavy feeling. I have dark circles under my eyes from allergies. I’m tracking the progress on the lighten of those dark areas. I have seen this cream priced from as low as $18 and as high as $30.

 

  •  EcoTools Pure Complexion Sponge. The box was pretty simple, with details about the product and how to use it. When I first opened it, I felt the sponge. The sponge was rock hard. I thought “this is gonna hurt.” I held it under running water to moisten it up and it became soft. That was so cool. Lathered it up with my regular facial cleaner. Washed my face, it didn’t hurt at all, it worked very well. The sponge is made of 100% natural ingredients including Konjac, which is a plant native to Asia. The EcoTool sponge runs around $5.99. After use just let it air dry, it doesn’t go back to the original form. However, it does shrink up and get a bit hard. I was satisfied with this product and would recommend it.

 

 

  • Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream. I have always enjoyed using this product. The shaving cream does leave my legs feeling smooth & silky. There are 7 varieties, mine was Raspberry Mist. I didn’t smell any scent of raspberry, just that shaving cream smell. There is a small (5 oz) & large (8 oz) cans. The cost is runs from $1.50 to $2.50. The small can fits great in a weekend or overnight bag. I would use this product again. All & all it works very well.

 

 

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster.com for testing purposes

 

 

 

Tickle Me Purple [Sex Toy Review]

I won a Glas Purple G-Spot Tickler back at Christmas via thefrisky.com’s Sexmas Giveaway.

I remember back in the late 90’s visiting my best friend. He was good for turning me on to new things in the sex world. That was the time when he was selling glass dildo’s in his campground general store. I had never seen them before. I thought wow, those are so cool looking. Some were really eye-catching. Why was he keeping them in the deep freeze? He pulled one out, handed it to me. Brrr. I tried to imagine how it would feel inside me. I could only think of my experience with a popsicle on a hot summer day.

When I had seen that I won a Glas dildo I was excited, I would finally be able to know how it feels first hand. I will admit that I was fearful of the word “glass.” I imagined the worst. What if it breaks while I’m using it? What if I drop it? It just might hurt. I thought about how hard & stiff, being handcrafted glass that there would be no give to the product, as in flexibility.

All these thoughts were swept away after my first use of the Purple G-Spot Tickler. I am now a glass dildo fan.

Out of curiosity I looked up the price for this specific glass dildo.  I found various prices ranging from as low as $12.95 to as high as $33.99, depending on the website. This dildo is simple. There are no seams in the glass, completely smooth. On the outside of the box it states that it is “one of a kind. Handblown, Handmade and Handcrafted.” There are no patterns, no designs, just a very simple glass dildo. There is only a curve at the tip to stimulate your g-spot and a large ball at the bottom for a comfortable grip, which I really do like.

The box that it came is simple, with just a few features on the bottom of the box. The dildo itself was wrapped in a protective foam to prevent breaking during the delivery process.

This dildo measures approximately 7 inches in length with one inch width. This dildo is made of  borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass can withstand two different temperatures at the same time. It does not expand like regular glass does. This type of glass is able to withstand quick temperature change. So, this dildo can be used with cold or hot temperatures. Imagine the possibilities. This glass dildo weighs approximately 8 ounces. It does feel heavy in the hand if a person isn’t used to glass products such as this one.

My favorite feature about this glass dildo is that it is hypoallergenic and is extremely easy to clean afterwards. I have used soap & water. I have used alcohol wipes to clean it. Soaked it in hot water. I have towel dried it, air-dried it. Placed it back into the protective foam wrap, stored in its original box.

I enjoyed using this dildo. Starting out fearful of a glass sex toy, I’m looking forward to experiencing more glass dildos. This toy has provided me with several orgasms. I would recommend this product. I’m glad that I have it in my growing collection of sex toys. It is one that I like to use more often. This glass dildo definitely tickled my g-spot.

Glas Purple G-Spot Tickler

Micro Therapy Pro [Review]

Ever since my accident I have suffered with shoulder and neck pain. When I read about the opportunity to test the Micro Therapy Pro by Painsmaster I sent in my request. I received this product a few days ago, as I sit here typing this review out. The box itself is 6.4 x 0.7 x 4.4 inches, weighing  0.3 ounces.

Inside the package

  • One set of Micro Therapy Pro™ patches
  • One circuit (connecting cable with built-in battery for  up to 300 hours of use)
  • User instructions

I am currently wearing the patches on my right shoulder and neck area. The low-level electrical stimulation is very low, so low that I felt nothing. I was assuming that I would feel something like the currents that I felt at the chiropractor’s office. It was difficult to tell if the product was really working. There is a red light that blinks when the product is working properly. I do like that the patches can be worn underneath my clothing. There is no aroma of a medicated gel (like Ben-Gay or Icy Hot) and most importantly there is no medication in my system that could hinder my driving skills. That means I can wear these patches while I’m at work. Driving.

I wore the patches for about 12 hours. Took them off, that’s when I felt 80% better. The patches have a gel type adhesive that does not pull the skin when taking them off. Rinse the patches & allow them to dry before reapplying to the plastic holder.  The Micro-current therapy patches are not a cure, but will definitely ease major pain, until if necessary a person needs to schedule for a doctor’s appointment. I tried using them on my lower back, however found it difficult to apply myself. The two patches have to be close together yet not too close and then to snap on the wire that connects the two patches. Very difficult for me to do by myself.

The price for this product is around $50. I have seen it as high as $80. That is just a little too much for me to spend on a product like this. However, feeling like I was I am glad I had the patches. Especially, with my profession, I can’t take a chance on taking medication that makes me drowsy. I would recommend this product to use when Tylenol or ibuprofen isn’t enough to ease the pain. Also, it provides pain relief until you can get to the doctor.

The instruction booklet provides all the information needed to use this product. I was a bit concerned when I read the first page. There are questions like

  • Do you have a cardiac pacemaker?
  • Do you have an implanted defibrillator?
  • Do you have any other implanted stimulator or metallic devices?

I have a metal plate in place of a clavicle. This concerned me. However, I did try the product and that is why I only kept the patches on for about 12 hours. I did not notice any change or problems afterwards. *Sigh* of relief. I would suggest calling your doctor before using this product if you are not sure. I think because the current is so low that it didn’t affect the metal plate I have.

 

 

I received a free Painmaster Micro Therapy Pro via Fuel My Blog for testing purposes only.

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