Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ocean Mineral Lotion with Seaweed Complex by Foxbrim

Foxbrim has the best products I've ever had the opportunity to use.  And the Ocean Mineral Lotion is my favorite of them all.  From the moment I squeezed a little bit in my hands, I fell in love. The dispenser is designed in such a way that you don't put too much in your hands and waste it but you do get just enough to lather your hands in one squirt. The smell is heavenly.  Really, it has a very clean smell to it. Both men and women will fall in love with it.  I personally use the Ocean Mineral Lotion as a moisturizer because I don't want to go through it in a short amount of time. It isn't greasy and feels very lightweight.  It's got enough moisturizer in it to lending a helping hand to even the most dry of skin.  It's also gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.  It's the perfect lotion for people of all ages.

Ocean Mineral Lotion is made of Phytochemicals which effectively prevents premature aging of the skin, Polysaccharides which are essential building blocks for skin repair and renewal and Organic Spirulina (Blue Green Algae) which reduce skin inflammation while boosting antioxidants and defending against free radicals.  It also includes one of the hottest things out now, Hyaluronic Acid which is a natural moisturize for plump, smooth skin.  It is a white lotion (yeah, I'm sure you would think it might be green right?  It's totally not) with the perfect consistency.  Not to thick but not runny.  Just perfect.

I need to say before closing this review that Foxbrim is ethically and environmentally responsible. There is no testing on animals.  They use premium all natural and organic ingredients. And the best part?  If you purchase their products and you are not satisfied, you can return the product for a full refund.  Their goal is to provide you with quality products with a 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked. I promise you will fall in love with The Ocean Mineral Lotion.  Like I said, it's my favorite so far.  If you would like to buy this product on Amazon, CLICK HERE.  If you would like to check out their website, get to know more about them and see all the products they have to offer, CLICK HERE.

I received this product via in exchange for my honest opinion.

Cate Beauman's Reagan's Redemption (Author blog post)

Cate Beauman is back with the eight installment in her bestselling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Reagan’s Redemption is on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more! 

Doctor Reagan Rosner loves her fast-paced life of practicing medicine in New York City’s busiest trauma center. Kind and confident, she’s taking her profession by storm—until a young girl’s accidental death leaves her shaken to her core. With her life a mess and her future uncertain, Reagan accepts a position as Head Physician for The Appalachia Project, an outreach program working with some of America’s poorest citizens.

Shane Harper, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest team member, has been assigned a three-month stint deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, and he’s not too happy about it. Guarding a pill safe in the middle of nowhere is boring as hell, but when he gets a look at his new roommate, the gorgeous Doctor Rosner, things start looking up.

Shane and Reagan encounter more than a few mishaps as they struggle to gain the trust of a reluctant community. They’re just starting to make headway when a man’s routine checkup exposes troubling secrets the town will do anything to keep hidden—even if that means murder.

Read an excerpt from Reagan’s Redemption:

The front door opened and closed. “Shane?”
“Down here.”
Reagan hurried in, her eyes full of excitement. “How are things going?”
“Good. Faith is clean, eating, and will hopefully be sleeping in the next couple of minutes.”
“I can take a turn. I know I’ve been gone for awhile.”
He shook his head. “We’re fine. Looks like you’ve had a run today.”
She smiled. “Two patients—one ear infection and a strep throat.”
“Good stuff.”
She nodded, sitting on the edge of the mattress. “That’s not the best part. I was talking with Jodi, Josiah’s mother, about her gardens—trying to break the ice a little. She was telling me how she grows some of the best corn around but constantly has trouble with her beans. Apparently, Sue Anne’s family seems to have the opposite issue.” She swiped her hair behind her ear. “Anyway, while Jodi was talking, I got this idea. I was thinking we could organize an evening where families can get together here at the clinic and swap fruits and vegetables for a bigger variety of healthful foods—kind of like a farmer’s market. We can offer some simple snacks and drinks, and I’m hoping I might be able to throw in a few nutrition facts while we’re at it. There are so many kiddos with bad teeth. They’re drinking too much soda.”
“Sounds like you’ve got a plan. Go get ‘em, tiger.” He liked seeing her like this—her eyes bright, her hands punctuating certain words as they spilled from her mouth, caught up in her own enthusiasm.
“I will.” Her smile dimmed as she touched Faith’s toes peeking out from the blanket. “But I don’t know how many people will come.”
“So you won’t have standing-room only on your first try.”
She licked her lips. “They’re afraid.”
He frowned. “Who?”
“The people here. They’re frightened by either me or the clinic.”
“Why do you say that?”
She shrugged. “I don’t know. That was the sense I got when I spoke with Jenny’s mother and then again with Jodi.”
He remembered Mrs. Hendley’s weird spewings about heeding warnings and staying away, but she also seemed like a bit of a whack job. “I don’t know, Doc. When I look at you ‘intimidating’ isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind.”
“Maybe not to you, but they were certainly uneasy. Maybe I’m trying to make sense of an unusual situation, but I don’t think so. Both women kept looking toward the trees, like they were being watched or something.” She shuddered. “It gave me the willies.”
“We’ll keep an eye on the situation, but things have been pretty low key so far.”
She nodded. “I just really want this to work. I can help this town if they’ll let me.”

Did you enjoy the excerpt?  You can read the first chapter on my website,

The Inspiration Behind Reagan’s Redemption:

     I’ve wanted to tell Reagan and Shane’s story for quite a while now, but I kept putting it off, knowing where the weeks of research would take me. Reagan Rosner is a doctor, which is great for her but not so much for me as the writer. Unfortunately, I’m a bit of a hypochondriac who is afflicted with White Coat Syndrome. Typically, I stay as far away from anything “medical” as possible, but for Reagan’s Redemption I had to dig deep and conquer a personal demon or two. There were many days where I cringed, watching how-to videos on IV insertions and blood draws and hyperventilated my way through more than one resuscitation tutorial, but I did it, making Reagan’s character all the more stronger for it.

     After the days of dreadful research, I really knuckled down and got to work. I had so much fun with this story. Reagan is kind and dedicated and Shane extremely funny. This couple complements each other well, which is perfect because they’ll face more than their fair share of trouble in Black Bear Gap, Kentucky.

     I hope you enjoy Reagan and Shane as much as I enjoyed writing them!

     ~ Cate

The Unofficial Reagan’s Redemption Soundtrack

     Here are a few of the songs that I had on “repeat” while I created Reagan and Shane’s story!  You can listen to them on my website

The soundtrack, of sorts, for Reagan’s Redemption:

  •  Devil Town by Tony Lucca 
  •  So Easy by Phillip Phillips 
  •  Not A Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake
  •  Science and Faith by The Script
  •  Daylight by Maroon Five
  •  Hazy by Rosi Golan ft. William Fitzimmons
  •  Get Out by Casey Abrams
  •  First Flight Home by Jake Miller 
  •  Human by Jon McLaughlin
  •  Have A Little Faith In Me by Jewel
  •  Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  •  Parachute by Train

About the author:

      Cate currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, their two boys, and St. Bernard’s, Bear and Jack. She is the author of the best-selling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Before her career as an author, Cate worked in special education for 12 years.

     “I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, five years later, I’m working on my ninth novel, Answers For Julie, which I plan to release during the summer of 2015.  I’m remain so very grateful for the support and success that I have had.  Thank you!”  - Cate


E-Book Giveaway Contest

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us Cate.  Reagan's Redemption is the first book I've ever read by you and I'm in love with Reagan and Shane.  I can't wait to catch up with the other books in the series.

Readers, Cate has TWO contests going on right now.  The first contest is for an ebook copy of Reagan's Redemption! There will be 6 winners.  You really have to get your name in on this one, it's an excellent book.

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 The second is for a set of Swarovski crystal jewelry that ends on FEBRUARY 5th!  It's absolutely gorgeous. Hurry and get your entries in!

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Contact Cate

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Social links:
Twitter: @CateBeauman

Monday, January 26, 2015

Age Defense Eye Cream by Body Merry

As I get older, I find that I am fighting harder each day to keep the wrinkles at bay.  I am constantly on the lookout for products that actually work for distressed skin, so when I was asked by Body Merry to try out their Age Defense Eye Cream, you can bet I was all over that.  After using the product for approximately one month, I saw a substantial difference in the appearance of my skin.  Although I didn't have problems with dark circles under my eyes, puffiness and fine lines remain two of my biggest issues. Could the Age Defense Eye Cream really work like they claimed it would?

When I first received my package, I was impressed with the pump dispenser itself. It is one of the most easy to use and fit very well in my hand. When using the dispenser, you need to be careful not to dispense too much. Usually just one pump is more than enough to cover the areas under and around your eyes.  This is one of those products where a little goes a long way. You can feel safe in knowing that it is well worth the money and will last quite a while. I know this product is intended to treat puffy eyes, dark circles and wrinkles but I also apply it to my neck twice a day.

The Age Defense Eye Cream has a very light and pleasant fragrance.  It doesn't feel heavy or greasy which is a plus in my book. This cream is also very good for those who may have sensitive skin.

I had some high expectations for this Age Defense Eye cream and I was pleasantly surprised with the results.  I would like to thank Body Merry for helping my skin feel moisturized, hydrated and and most of all, for giving me my glow back.
Here is a little snippet of the product description from Amazon.  You can also buy Age Defense Eye Cream by Body Merry by clicking here.

  • EASY ON YOUR EYES: This lightweight formula is a gentle and effective solution for all your eye woes including Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness. You can now let your eyes express everything but your age!
  • 70+ POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS: The only eye cream on the market that has over 70 power packed ingredients including: Vitamins C + E + B5, Peptide Complex, Amino Acid Emulsification, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Antioxidants, MSM and many many more!
  • NATURAL & ORGANIC COMPONENTS: It has potent natural and organic ingredients such as Aloe, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cranberry, Licorice, Sunflower Oil, Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber, Green Tea - to name just a few! No harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
  • MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The cream is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
  • MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry's products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like this cream, just contact us and get a full refund. Best of all, you don't even need to return the bottle.

I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinon

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wave3 Organic Coffee by Roaring Lion Publishing

I am a die hard Starbucks coffee FANATIC but I just found my Starbucks replacement! Move over Starbucks, Hellllloooooo Wave3! I love my coffee strong, robust with a smooth taste to it.  Wave3 is all that and then some! As you can see in the pictures below, these beans were dark in color and had a sheen to them.  By the way, that hearty fragrance when you first open the bag of Wave3 is just a little bit of heaven on earth.  And the bag, as you can see in the image below, is filled to the top.  The white portal you see in the bag is the top, then rest of the package is where it was folded and sealed. Where other companies fill their bags 3/4 full, Wave3 has the customer in mind. You really get all that you pay for.  When I say you get your money's worth, I really do mean it.

This last picture I posted is how fine I ground the coffee.  I find grinding whole bean coffee gives you the freshest possible taste.  I only grind a small container at a time so the coffee lasts longer.  The taste of this organic coffee has tones of chocolate and blackberry.

It is important to know that this is an Artisan coffee. Artisan coffee is coffee beans that are roasted by hand and  roasted daily. So you know without a doubt that this coffee is fresh when ordering.  Here is just a little bit more information (as stated on their Amazon page) on the Wave3 Organic Coffee.
  • ROASTED IN AMERICA: Wave3 is locally roasted in the USA one small batch at a time. We dark roast hand-selected beans to perfection in our proprietary "Third wave coffee roaster." Daily deliveries through Amazon fulfillment assure the best tasting coffee for you, your family or as coffee gifts.
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Every single Wave3 bean is USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade & Sustainably-grown. Brew up a pot or cup in your favorite coffee maker, coffee dripper, percolator, coffee pot, coffee press, hario kettle or coffee Syphon. (Hario v60 filters, SterlingPro, Tanors Ceramic etc)
  • THIRD WAVE QUALITY: This gourmet french roast style coffee is sensually delightful. Robust yet smooth. A kick ass aroma, perfectly balanced acidity (not flat, low acid), rich textured, full-bodied coffee that's guaranteed to be the best "cup of Joe" you'll ever taste.
  • MORNING NOON & NIGHT: Caffeine? You bet, but it's a pleasant wave of energy without the edginess of conventional coffee PLUS a nutritional kickstart for your body, mind & senses, anytime of the day... be it eight o'clock in the morning or a smooth evening fading to dark. This coffee tastes great in a facebook coffee mug, google coffee mug, cnn coffee mugs, fox news, travel, or any restaurant coffee mug.
  • SUPERFOOD COFFEE: Wave 3 coffee is a genuine superfood (see health benefits in description below). Perhaps we're not famous (yet) like Starbucks, Keurig, Green Mountain Coffee, Coffee Bean Direct, San Francisco Bay, Lavazza, Death Wish, Stumptown, Gevalia, Community, Dunkin Donuts, Bulletproof Butter Coffee, Kicking Horse or other coffee shops, but as our growing coffee fans say: "Take One Sip, Count to 3, Ride the Wave!"
If you order directly from Amazon at the link below, make sure you enter the promo code GETWAVE3 at checkout.  The coupon is good for one free bag with the purchase of 2 bags.  You bet I'll be taking advantage of this coupon.  Give this coffee a try and let me know what you think in the comments below.

For my readers, I was able to score a 50% off one bag of coffee.  It's only available for a limited time, so hurry!  Here is the code:


I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract by Vita Pure

Garcinia Cambogia Extract is a vitamin supplement that is gaining popularity in part due to the endorsements by doctors like Julie Chen and Dr. Oz. You must keep in mind that products works differently for different people.  I know that with supplements, and just about anything else, it takes time to work in your system. Nothing is immediate.  There is no overnight miracle weight loss and everything worthwhile takes work if you want to keep it off. Your body took time to get into the shape it's in, nothing short of surgery will get you immediate results and even then, there is a recovery time so even that isn't immediate.  

In my case, I noticed that within an hour it started working to suppress my appetite.  I usually have a snack of potato chips and then one of chocolate late at night, before bed (Yes, I know that eating late, right before bed is a weight loss no no) but for once I simply had no desire to eat right before bed. I didn't feel nauseous, jittery or hungry. I simply lost the craving for my late night snack.

I also have cholesterol issues not related to the food I eat. It is hereditary and there is nothing I can do by altering my diet to improve my cholesterol. Don't get me wrong, I don't make it a point to eat unhealthy but I will be medication dependent for the rest of my life to keep my cholesterol down.  By taking Garcinia Cambogia, keeping in mind I didn't have blood tests to see if my cholesterol dropped, I just felt better. I didn't feel sluggish at all.  

Another recommendation while taking Garcinia Cambogia Extract is to keep active to increase your metabolism. I have back problems myself and there are limited activities I can do.  One activity that almost everyone can do is walking.  Get up every hour and do something to get moving.  Walk through the house, play with your animals or kids, just do something.  For those who are able, try doing some yoga, arobics, running, weight lifting, cycling, just anything to get your blood pumping. 

I highly recommend that you check with your doctor to make sure that any supplements do not interact with any prescription medication you may be taking, especially if you are insulin dependent.  Garcinia Cambogia Extract is known to bring down your insulin levels but you can never be too sure when you are a diabetic.

Here is where you can buy it on Amazon

You can be assured that your purchase comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Vita Pure wants to make sure that you get the best results from your purchase.  Your order comes complete with a report on how to accelerate your weight loss.  If you ever have questions about your products, Vita Pure has EXCEPTIONAL customer service.  Every question that I have asked has gotten a reply in a very timely manner. They are courteous and they want to make the product work for you.  In all of the products that I have purchased through Amazon, Vita Pure is by far the best seller I have encountered. 

Here are a few more things you may need to know about the product that is written on their Amazon page.

Safety Information
Do not exceed recommended dose. This product can lower blood sugar - contact your physician if you are on diabetic medication. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing, under 18 years of age, or have a known medical condition. Be careful when using supplements with other supplements or prescription pharmaceuticals.

For people who want a natural, pure and powerful weight reduction and appetite suppression.

Each capsule contains 500 mgs of Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract 50% HCA with Vitamin C & Chromium. It is in a vegetable capsule that contains purified water and Gelatin as well as vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and silicone dioxide.

Take 1-2 capsules with 8 oz. of water 30-45 minutes before 2-3 meals each day.

Legal Disclaimer
Do not exceed the recommended dose per serving. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with any know medical conditions should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. No products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I highly encourage you to check out the other products sold by Vita Pure.  Click here for the link to their Amazon storefront.

Because you are a follower of my blog, Vita Pure will be supplying you with a 15% discount code on your purchase of any product in their store.  Just click here and at checkout, type in code: TomGar15 That code will be good until February 28th.  If you have ever considered trying Garcinia Cambogia Extract, now is the time to do so with the 15% discount code.

I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Foxbrim Vitamin C (Natural and Organic)

I am one of those consumers who grabs up anything I can if it means that it will help me fight the aging process.  The first way to fight aging skin (other than drinking plenty of water) is to keep your skin moisturized.  I live in Las Vegas, NV so with all this dry air, I'm constantly on the lookout for the next best lotion.  Well, I finally found a product that really works.

Upon opening the package, the first thing I fell in love with was the packaging of the lotion.  The pump is easy to use and dispenses just the right amount.  The bottle fits comfortably in your hand and once the lotion is put on the skin, it does not feel greasy or smell bad.  It actually has a very light fragrance.

Foxbrim's Vitamin C is all natural and organic.  
The key ingredients in this product are:

+ Vitamin C (15%)
+ Aloe Vera
+ Shea Butter
+ Jojoba Oil
+ Green Tea

 Even though I used this mostly on my face, it can be used on your entire body.  It leaves your skin very smooth and supple.  I have finally found a product that works well to moisturize my skin and will continue to use it.

Click here to purchase this product from Amazon:

Here is the product description:

  • AMAZING RESULTS WITH VITAMIN C: Vitamin C has proven to be an essential ingredient in restorative skin care. With daily application, you can provide your skin with this effective and natural ingredient to enjoy healthy youthful skin.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND EFFECTIVE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: Formulated for all skin types, our natural lotion is soothing and non-irritating even for the most sensitive of skin types. Moisturize without worry. Healthy hydration in a bottle.
  • ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION + FIGHT FREE RADICALS: Why simply moisturize? Do more. Create eight-fold antioxidant protection while effectively preventing the formation of free radicals. From lightening sun spots and discoloration to reducing wrinkle formation our lotion provides a number of essential benefits to fortify and prepare skin for the day.
  • COMPLEX FORMULATION TO GET RESULTS: Enjoy the full benefits of a combination of MSM, Green Tea and Vitamin C. With soothing Aloe, effective restorative and nourishing agents can work to even skin tone, strengthen skin elasticity and promote cell turnover. All for your healthiest skin yet!
  • AMAZING GUARANTEE: Foxbrim proudly stands behind all it's premium products with a total satisfaction guarantee. If you are unsatisfied in any way we will provide you a full refund. No questions asked.

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I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pure Natural Raspberry Ketone and Pure Garcinia Cambogia sold by Salon911 - Review

First let me say that no one pill will miraculously make you lose weight quickly.  It is very unhealthy to do so.  The recommended amount of weight loss per week is approximately 1 to 2 pounds.  With that out of the way, let me continue on with my review.  Salon911 supplied me with both Garcinia Cambogia as well as Raspberry ketone supplements.  Let's look at each product separately.

Garcinia Cambogia is a very hot product right now.  I took a trip into GNC to see if this product was popular or not, what it worked well with and just as a way to become more familiar with the product. 

Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit also known as Malibar Tamarind.  The active ingredient that is used for weight loss is actually found in the fruit's rind.  It has been known to lower insulin and cholesterol levels as well as raise the brain's serotonin levels.  Please, please, please keep in mind that if you are taking Garcinia Cambogia along with insulin medication, your insulin levels could get dangerously low so before taking any medication, check with your doctor to make sure that it's ok.  As for the cholesterol levels Garcinia Cambogia has been known to lower triglycerides and LDL (which are the bad cholesterol ) and raising your HDL (which is the good cholesterol).  I have high cholesterol issues, so when I read that it could lower cholesterol, that was a determining factor in me choosing to review this particular product.  I also chose to review it because it raises the serotonin levels in the brain which causes you to feel less hungry while helping to stabilize your mood.  It is important to note that Garcinia Cambogia may interact badly with the following:

  • Asthma and allergy medicications such as Accolate and Singulair
  • Diabetes medicines, both pills and insulin
  • Iron for Anemia
  • Pain Medications
  • Prescriptions for psychiatric conditions 
  • Medications that lower cholesterol
  • And finally, Warfarin, a blood thinner.
I would just like to note that I am on 3 of those medications and I had no bad reactions with Garcinia Cambogia.  In fact, I did feel a pick up in my mood once I started to take it regularly. Yes, I am one of those people who has a hard time trying to remember to take a pill.  However, once I became consistent with it, I felt a big difference.  I did lose about a pound during the first week and have lost about 2 pounds since then.  I have been taking it for about 3 weeks now. It's a struggle for me to break my bad eating habits and even eating a lot of pasta's and breads I was able to lose a few pounds. 

I took the Raspberry Ketones in conjunction with Garcinia Cambogia, also made by Summit Nutritions. As with the Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones are also a sought after supplement. Raspberry Ketones, as you have probably guessed by now, come from a chemical found in raspberries. Raspberry Ketones are a fat burner and appetite suppressor. Straight out of the bottle, Raspberry Ketone capsules have a very pleasant raspberry aroma as well as taste. Raspberry Ketones are also thought to bring down the "bad" cholesterol as well as raise the "good" cholesterol. I can't find any interactions that Raspberry Ketones may have with any medications but again, it's always good to check with your doctor just to make sure. This supplement was one of the more pleasant to take. The moment I opened the bottle, there was the pleasant smell of raspberries. There was even a hint of raspberry when I set them on my tongue to swallow. I did receive a natural surge in energy and I felt as though my mood was elevated somewhat..  When looking for Raspberry Ketones or Garcinia Cambogia, this is what the bottle I had looked like:

Make sure when you are taking both the Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry Ketones that you do so on a balanced diet.  I would love to see you lose more weight than I did.  From here on out, I plan to be more vigilant about eating healthy so that I can get the maximized effect from these supplements.  

Both of the products I was given are sold by Salon911. They've been a great company to work with.  Click here to check out their storefront on Amazon.  I received my order very quickly and they checked with me to see if there was anything else they could do for me. They have wonderful customer service as well as a lot of great products.

I received both of these products at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review. Keeping my readers in mind, I will only post about products I both enjoy and that work for me.