Raspberry Ketones

Details:  Raspberry Ketones by Xium are a 100% natural safe and effective product.  They help boost weight loss.  When combined with better eating habits and increased exercise, one will notice rapid weight loss.  Xium provides a completely natural product with no fillers or binders.


Review:  I have tried Rasberry Ketones before.  The first thing I noticed with Xium's is that they did not smell like raspberries like others I have tried.  I was disappointed by that.  However, it did not deter me from trying this product.

A daily dose is 2 capsules twice daily for a total of 1000 mg a day.  The very first day, the very first 2 capsules I noticed immediate results in not feeling as hungry as normal.  I was impressed at how fast that worked.  I even lost 1 pound the very first day.

My schedule has been interrupted and I haven't been able to exercise daily like I had been used to.  However, as long as I kept up with the 4 capsules of Raspberry Ketones daily, I lost or maintained my weight.  Then I had a long weekend where there was no exercise, just walking long distances at a leisure pace, and definitely not the best as far as diet goes.  I also stopped taking the Raspberry Ketones.  My weight jumped up as expected.  Getting back on the ketones, my weight again dropped that very day.  All of this was during the very first week of taking the Raspberry Ketones.

I'm impressed enough to keep up with the routine of taking the 4 capsules daily, and improving on my exercising, and I am now eating much better.  This is a winner for me.

Pros:  These really work at helping to lose weight, and keeping it down even if weight loss isn't daily.  I feel less hungry throughout the day, so automatically eat less now.

Cons:  Missed the smell of the raspberries when I open up the bottle like I got from other companies.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up!!!

Disclaimer:I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Salt Pepper and Spice Grinder

Details:  The Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt & Pepper Grinder optimizes a space saving design to combine salt and pepper chambers in one grinder.  It has an ergonomic non-slip grip for easy use.  The lid includes a slider to provide easy access to the salt and pepper chambers while minimizing spillage. It features two adjustable knobs that adjust the grinding to your liking, from fine to coarse. The Duo Ultra is stainless steel with clear container to see level of salt and pepper.  Purchase yours today at Amazon.

Review:  I do have course ground Kosher Sea Salt that I've often wished I could grind to a finer product.  Unfortunately, without using a hammer for such small amounts, I've just left the salt alone.  The first thing I tried in the new Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt & Pepper Grinder was this salt.

At first I was disappointed at how coarse the salt was.  Then I realized, after reading the instructions, that I could adjust the level of coarseness on the bottom of the grinder, and now I had what I was looking for.

I've also been looking for something that would grind small amount of spices.  A blender just doesn't do it when the seeds sit below the blade.  I tried fennel and anise seeds in this grinder. Both came out adequate for my liking.  Finally something I can use and get great results.

I like the stainless steel look as it matches my other appliances.  I also like the transparent container so I can see just how much is in the grinder.  The top in which you grind the salt, pepper or spices is very ergonomic and fits the palm of my hand just fine.

After trying this out, I went to a restaurant with separate salt and pepper grinders.  I tried each to see how they compared to the Ozeri product.  Believe me, they don't compare at all.  Don't waste time and money on anything else.  If you want the best then get the Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt & Pepper Grinder.  They also make great gifts.

Pros:  Like the transparent container.  Like the adjustable knobs for coarseness.  Like being able to grind my spices.

Cons:  Nothing.

My Rating:  Thumbs UP!!!  

Disclaimer: I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.


Vitamin C Serum with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid

Details:  Joyal Beauty Super Brightening Vitamin C Serum is enriched with Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and a lot of other great ingredients.  Some of those include Aloe, Witch Hazel, Glycerin, and Jojoba Oil.  After washing and toning your face, apply a small amount of serum to your face morning and night.  Follow up with moisturizer.

This Vitamin C Serum is a powerful concentrated delivery system for the highest form of active, stabilized, bio-available Vitamin C boosting collagen production and increasing elasticity and firmness. It is also enriched with vitamin E, ferulic acid, pure vegan hyaluronic acid and many anti-aging formulas to plump skin cells and restore cells. You will see positive results after 4 weeks of continual use.  Your skin will glow, sun spots will fade, wrinkles will be reduced, your skin will be more moisturized.

Review:  I have tried several different types of Vitamin C Serums.  Some with and without the hyaluronic acid.  I must be allergic to that.  Almost every product I use with hyaluronic acid in it, my face breaks out big time.  Despite that, I do know that the other ingredients in Joyal Beauty's serum are great for skin.  This is a newly launched product on Amazon.

This is the first Vitamin C Serum that came with a spray pump, rather than a dropper.  I personally do not like the spray pump.  I can't spray it directly on my face without it going everywhere I don't want it.  I do spray it into my palm and then rub on with my fingers.  I also noticed that this serum is thinner than the other serums I have used, and I just figured it was to get it to go through that pump spray without clogging it up.

Despite those cons, I find I don't like to use this on my face, but applying it to my hands and feet where I have spider veins has been helpful. I have noticed a reduction in the sun spots on my hands. I also don't need to apply lotion as often to my hands.

Pros:  If you prefer a spray pump vs. a dropper this one is for you.  Has other added ingredients that benefit skin.

Cons:  I personally do not like the spray pump.  Don't like how thin the product is, compared to other Vitamin C serums I've tried in the past.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up & Down.  Biggest complaint is the spray pump.

Disclaimer:  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Pure Moroccan Argan Oil

Details:  UNi Argan Oil is 100% pure organic made from Moroccan Argan Trees.  It has a naturally light scent.  The oil helps protect, hydrate and restore elasticity to all hair types.  It restores the appearance of dull skin, hair, body, scalp and hands.  Reduces and removes frizzy and damaged hair.  Helps reduce age spots and boost skin tones.
UNi-Argan Oil is fast absorbing and light weight, smooth, and non greasy.  It is cold pressed and unroasted.  Contains Vitamin E and Omega 6.

Review:  I have naturally curly hair which means my hair is also naturally dry and frizzy.  I also color treat my hair which doesn't help.  I've been doing a lot of research lately to find the perfect product that will help my hair become soft, smooth, silky, shiny, and not frizzy.  When I had the opportunity to review UNi-Argan Oil, I was excited.

When using Argan Oil on your hair, make sure your hair is damp.  I washed my hair, towel dried it, then applied the Argan Oil per instructions.  My hair felt really soft the first day.  The second day my hair felt greasy, and by day 3 my hair was dry feeling.  With curly dry and frizzy hair, I don't wash my hair everyday. Needless to say I was very disappointed on how the Argan Oil reacted on my hair.  I did apply per instructions on bottle.  A little goes a long ways.  I have hair down to the middle of my back and used just 4 drops.

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On the other hand, I did like how my skin felt by using the Argan oil.  My hands and feet were softer.  I would recommend using this at night, as I felt greasy after using it.  Despite rubbing the oil in my feet very well, I still left little foot prints on my floor. When applying to body, warm up the drops in your hand first.  It spreads and seeps into skin much better this way.

 Overall, I was disappointed how the oil reacted to my hair and the greasy feeling I felt after applying to feet and hands.  None-the-less, I do not mind using this as a night time routine for hands and feet, but think I'll just leave it off my hair.

Pros:  Hands and feet were softer after using.

Cons:  Felt greasy and oily after rubbing in hands and feet.  Hair only felt soft the first day.  Was hoping hair would feel soft for 3 days.  Surprised my hair felt greasy the 2nd day and dry the 3rd day after use.

My Rating:  Thumbs Down. 

Disclaimer:  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.