August 22, 2013

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review & Giveaway


So I was very fortunate to work with Noxicare and try out their Natural Pain Relief Cream. Noxicare's natural pain relief cream is specially formulated to target three types of pain: muscle aches, nerve pain, and inflammation. I hate always having to take medicines in order to get rid of my pain. It sort of worries me that I may take too much over time and end up worse in the end. So being able to use some cream to get rid of my chronic pain is a definite plus. One of the biggest pluses for me is that there is no smell. I hate how some of those pain creams have an offensive odor. They may work just as well, but that smell keeps me from using them. Well you definitely don't have to worry about that with Noxicare because its completely odorless!

The cream is really smooth and rich and not greasy at all. It absorbs super fast which means its reaching your aches that much quicker. It's really convenient for me especially now that I'm watching my nephew for my brother and sis-in-law. I don't want to have to wait for a cream to work before I can pick him up. Which is another reason why I love that its natural. I don't want a whole bunch of harmful chemicals around him. Especially now that he is teething and putting everything in his mouth - especially my hands. It never seems to fail, I pick him up and before I know it his mouth is biting down on my hand. Can you imagine if he did that and one of those other creams were on my hand?

So what natural ingredients is Noxicare Pain Relief Cream made of - tumeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract, alpha lipoic acids, and boswellia extract. I know some of those spices are in your spice cabinet right now, as they're in mine. I knew they tasted good, but didn't know that they also helped take away my aches and pains.
Here is a more extensive description of some of the ingredients and what they are used for.
  • Tumeric: With Tumeric studies have shown that it may help reduce the pain with its anti-inflammatory properties help to naturally relieve pain associated with arthritis by reducing inflammation in the joints. 
  • Willow Bark: Willow Bark is an herb that I don't know much about, but did you know it has been used for natural pain relief and inflammation since the time of Ancient Egypt and Greece. 
  • Ginger: Helps relieve muscle pains, arthritis and rheumatism, and is a catalyst for improving the effectiveness of other herbs. Ginger is also great in a lot of recipes, honestly its just a great herb. 
  • Rosemary Extract: The Ancient Egyptians knew to relieve musculoskeletal pain by rubbing rosemary extract oil into their skin. If its been used for that long, then they obviously are on to something. 
  • Holy Basil: Holy Basil's properties include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral. 
  • Boswellia Extract: Boswellia extracts is something I've never heard of and was surprised to know that they have been used to treat back pain. 
  • Alpha Lipoic Acids: Alpha Lipoic Acid is a natural pain relief antioxidant made by every cell in the body, can't get more natural than that.
While Noxicare may be a little more expensive than your regular pain cream - you can't beat that its all natural. With people worrying more and more about what they put in and on their bodies, you can rest assured that Noxicare won't make you sick while making you better.

If you want to find out more information about Noxicare and their great product then check out their website: You will definitely be happy that you did because it is a truly natural product that really works. You can also head on over to the Noxicare Facebook Page and follow them. They sometimes have their own giveaways so you can try their product out for free. 

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

August 12, 2013

Book Review: Finding Monsters

Finding Monsters
                       By Liss Thomas

Book Description:
Monsters are real but they're not what we'd expect. Their realm lays hidden only to be found in darkness. They watch their humans, the little ones and keep them from the dark portals leading to their world. To touch is forbidden... but not all follow the rules.
Missy has been fighting to live her entire life, but when she finds herself in a realm of unique and sometimes deadly monsters, she discovers just how much of a survivor she really is. Accidentally transferred to this mysterious realm by her monster and only friend, Charlie, he finds himself weak and unable to protector her. The only way she can defend herself and him, is to become a monster herself. But an unknown dark stalker watches her progress and if he steals her power, he will unleash a scourge on both his world and the world she left behind.

My Review:
Finding Monsters is a Young Adult novel, but don't let that discourage you from reading it. It's well written, has great characters, and the story is a great one. Liss Thomas definitely hit it out of the ballpark with this story. It's well written, has a great plot, and the characters are really like-able.

 I can honestly say I've never read anything like this before. We are taught all our lives that monsters are scary, bad, and evil. All they want to do is come steal us away from our families and take us to who knows where. Well in "Finding Monsters" Liss Thomas changes that perception with one of the main characters, Charlie. Charlie is a sweet monster who is in charge of the portal linking earth to the monster world hidden under Missy's bed. He watches over the portal, but of course also watches over Missy during that time. Missy has had cancer her entire life and just has one be a normal teenager. When her time comes Charlie thinks he can make that dream come true. Sadly, with one kiss Charlie seals both of their fates. With that one kiss Charlie and Missy become bonded and when Missy starts to die so does he.

The first half of the book was a bit slow, but there was never a moment where I felt I was bored with the story. I still wanted to know what was going to happen next. The second half definitely went a lot faster when Missy is pushed into the monster realm. Missy has to fight for herself and for Charlie, and who knows if she can do it.

Well actually I know, but if you want to know then you'll have to read the book for yourself. If you'd like to buy it for yourself then check out the link below. At $0.99 cents you can't pass it up, it's such a great read that is totally safe for your young teen. Finding Monsters

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

August 7, 2013

Butter London Polish Review

You see the boo boo
So was super excited to get my first three butter london polishes. At $18 a pop it was very hard to take that plunge and purchase them.They were on "sale" for $14 so thought okay let's see what all the hype is about. I'm always a little wary about purchasing more expensive brands because how different can it really be. When you have a huge market with very inexpensive polish brands does that make the more expensive brands better?  Well I found out for myself.

I got three wonderful colors: Knackered, Bluey, and Wallis. I immediately reached for Knackered as it was my favorite one. Knackered is a duochrome polish with flecks of tiny glitter that looks pretty in ever light. It has a purplish-blue base with flecks of silver glitter. It is very sheer and needs at least 3 coats to cover the nail completely. This polish is beautiful, but is it $18 or $14 dollar beautiful? I'll answer this question later.
Next was Bluey, its a dark blue base with tiny flecks of dark glitter. Because the blue was so dark it only took two coats to cover my nail. The color wasn't too different than what I've seen before. It didn't wow me and kind of reminded me a lot of other brands. It was just too similar to other polishes for my tastes.

Last was Wallis which is a dark black base with greenish yellow glitter in the forefront. I really liked Wallis, the color is pretty unique. It took only two coats to cover my nail and it went on really easily.

So is all the hype worth it? In my honest opinion... not really. Now it is a 3 FREE polish which means No formaldehyde, toluene, and no DBP. So it is better than regular polishes, but it doesn't last as long. By the second day they were already chipping. Now I did notice when I used my top coat that the polishes acted differently. They sort of started to run and took way longer to dry than normal. So I'm guessing you may need a 3 FREE top coat as well. In the end its up to you whether you want to spend the money for the 3 FREE polish. The colors are kind of in the middle with some being amazing and others being sort of meh.

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was given.